rezoning


Domino — Thoughts from the NAG Board & Staff…

Just a few short weeks ago, we hosted a community forum on the new proposed development plan for the Domino Sugar Factory property by the current owners, Two Trees. We have been engaged in a lot of thought, a lot of discourse, and a lot of good conversations with forces both in favor and against the new plan.  A lot of people have been asking our opinion and while it is too early to put out an official statement since we tend to do that during the hearings that are […]


NAG Action: How to ULURP!

We had the great pleasure of co-hosting an event with CUP & El Puente–A Citizen’s Guide to Land Use Review. Through this amazing game invented by CUP, we sent a sandwich through the ULURP process. By role playing the process, we educated ourselves on the players and the process, discussed the timeline for developing development, and engaged in a healthy conversation about the community’s voice and ability to make change to developers and politicians plans for our fair city. With insight from planners, educators, organizers, and community members, we discussed […]


Interactive Workshop: A Citizen’s Guide to NYC Land Use Review

What is ULURP anyway? Ever wondered how the City’s land use review process works? Wanna know who decides what development happens in our neighborhood? How can regular people plug in to that process and make their voices heard? Join NAG, El Puente, & the Center for Urban Pedagogy for an interactive workshop about ULURP, the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and get the answers to these questions and more! Last week during his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg referenced two sites on the North Brooklyn waterfront.  On the […]


Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Visioning

We have biked, walked, and driven past the city-owned land under/surrounding the Williamsburg Bridge for years. But on Sunday afternoon, in the beautiful backyard of the Woods, we put our collective heads together and talked about all the wonderful uses our community can imagine for that land as public open space. First  NAG’s co-chair, Ward Dennis gave us a quick introduction to the site and walked us through all the community groups and local pols who support putting  parkspace on that land. Then James Rojas and his fabulous student helpers […]


Williamsburg Bridge Community Planning Session

Together we can turn 4 acres of asphalt into a waterfront park Sunday July 29th   3-430pm   Backyard at the Woods  (48 S4th — btwn Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg. The City-owned site is on the Williamsburg waterfront between South 5th Street (the Domino Sugar site) and Broadway. This site could be transformed into public park with an 800-foot long waterfront esplanade connecting to the Domino esplanade and Grand Ferry Park to the north, passive open space, and […]