For the past 24 years, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth has been one of North Brooklyn’s leading advocates for environmental and social justice. As we embark on a new partnership with the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning, we are looking for someone who can lead us into the next quarter century of activism in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Please read on for a full description of our Executive Director position, and please pass it on!
Today is kind of a sad day here at NAG. Last Friday was Michelle Rodecker’s last day at NAG, and for the first time in just about forever, she is not in the office today. Michelle and her husband Jim are founding members of NAG. And for the past 23 years, they have been the mainstays of the organization. Jim and Michelle have volunteered at just about every event, action, protest and meeting that NAG has ever held. They were literally there the day that Neighbors Against Garbage was founded in 1994. […]
Last night, Community Board 1 held a public hearing on the proposed Greenpoint Landing development. (The hearing did not cover the entire development, much of which is being planned as-of-right under the 2005 rezoning, but involved the disposition of City property for development of affordable housing and park space.) Read more about what is, and is not, involved in this review process on GWAPP’s blog). NAG and GWAPP submitted the following joint testimony: Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) Testimony on Proposed […]
Volunteer to set up our pop-up parks and get some sod for a luscious lawn of your own!! Bedford Ave is peppered with grassy lawns during Williamsburg Walks, giving all of us a little green space to relax on while enjoying the buzz of our main drag. At the end of each of the Walks — June 8, June 15 & June 22– NAG gives away the sod from our pop-up parks to volunteers. That’s right, volunteer for a couple hours and you can create a little lawn magic in your own […]
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 […]