Environmental Justice


District 33 Town Hall Recap

Last night, Councilmember Stephen Levin and Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town hall for Council District 33. NAG and North Brooklyn were out in force. A lot of important announcements were made, especially in the realm of parks and open space. Here is a quick recap. The McCarren Park ball fields will get a $6 million rehab (this is in addition to the rehab of the soccer field and track, already slated for next spring). At Bushwick Inlet Park, $9 million has been committed to environmental remediation of the Motiva […]


Cleaning Up Harte & Co. Plastics

A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. As we learned at our community event earlier this month, the level of toxicity at the Harte site is frightening. That does not mean that it can’t be cleaned up. We are encouraged that the new owner wants to move forward with the project and take care of the clean up quickly. At the same time, the clean up […]


Williamsburg Construction Boom Ruining Babies’ Naps and Walks, Moms Say

This DNA article about the nuisance of ongoing construction in Williasmburg resulted in a fair amount of online snark, but the issue is a real one, and can be illegal. While some disruption is inevitable (and it is impossible to make pile drivers quiet), excess dust, debris and other detritus can be unhealthy and dangerous. This is something that North Brooklyn – Greenpoint and Williasmburg – will have to deal with for some time. In 2005, NAG started a community watchdog project to deal with exactly these type of issues […]


Grassroot Garden Project: 61 Franklin St Community Garden

 Thanks to a lot of legwork by the fab folks at 596 Acres and our hardworking CM  Stephen Levin, an empty lot owned by the City could become Greenpoint’s newest green space. Very exciting right!! Want to get involved? Of course you do. Well, mark this Saturday down in your calendar for some serious brainstorming fun. Community Outreach Meeting Good Yoga    2pm   Sat March 2nd Check the FB event here!! All are welcome; green thumbs not required;) Help make this space what the community wants it to be! Band […]


NAG Gala. 10 Reasons to Attend…

#7 -You believe in building a stronger community through citizen participation. NAG devotes a lot of our resources to helping the residents of Greenpoint & Williamsburg plug into their local government and create (or call for) real change on their street… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is such fun! We gather together a great bunch of neighborhood activists, advocates, and supporters in one room to celebrate NAG’s grassroot neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is […]