NAG Gala.10 Reasons You Should Attend

#10 — Not only do they know how to dance, but they use all the right moves to raise awareness around the issues affecting McGuiness Boulevard and other unsafe streets in Greenpoint & Williamsburg. Who wouldn’t want to dance the night away with these wonderful neighborhood advocates? NAG’s annual fundraiser is a celebration of epic proportions.  This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is Biba, located below our offices at 110 Kent Avenue (North 8th Street, looking onto the […]

Lentol Looks to Tame McGuinness

Assembyman Joe Lentol wants to have speeding cameras installed on McGuinness Boulevard to cut down on out of control drivers on Greenpoint’s boulevard of death. NAG has partnered with Transportation Alternatives and others to document the excessive speeding and other infractions that occur regularly on McGuinness, and we welcome Assemblyman Lentol’s support for our efforts to make the street safe for everyone.

McGuinness Boulevard is (Still) Out of Control

The McGuinness Boulevard Working Group released a study yesterday showing that two-thirds of drivers on Greenpoint’s little highway are speeding – many excessively so. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 57 crashes involving pedestrians along McGuinness Boulevard, almost 10% of which were fatal. NAG – together with Transportation Alternatives, CB1 and local residents – is part of the Working Group. We have been documenting the dangerous conditions along McGuinness for a number of years now, but the threat continues pretty much unabated. “Speeding along McGuinness Boulevard has been a problem […]

Walk for Safety on McGuiness Blvd

McGuiness Blvd Memorial Walk — Part of the 7th Annual NYC Memorial Ride & Walk The NYC Street Memorial Project will hold the 7th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Together we will ride to the locations where cyclists have lost their lives in the past year and walk to the location of all the fatalities on McGuiness Blvd. Bring flowers and other items to honor those we have lost. This year, in order to highlight the dangerous conditions that continue to fester and kill people […]

What is the State of the Neighborhood?

Town Hall Meeting Thurs Feb 2, 2012. 7-9pm 160 N 5th — Holy Ghost Ukranian Church Neighborhood Forum Sat Feb 4, 2012. 12-4pm 110 Kent Ave [@N8th] Ground floor of NAG office bldg. If you could give the neighborhood a grade,what would it be? Join new and long-time community members as we discuss the crucial issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, things like affordable housing, tenant rights, homelessness, transportation, safe streets, public schools, development and city infrastructure, open space, parks, and environmental justice. NAG will be presenting a Community Report Card […]