The Tenacity of a Community: How Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Succeeded

The Tenacity of a Community: How Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Succeeded

Along the waterfront of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lies land ready to be put to the purpose. The question in 2005 was what the purpose would be. As many stories go, the powers that be and the community had differing opinions on the best use of the waterfront. The Fight Begins (Photo Credit: http://osanb.org) Over ten years…

NAG’s Gala and New Project: Shareware!

NAG’s Gala and New Project: Shareware!

By Allison Currier Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is one of North Brooklyn’s oldest grassroots advocacy organizations. Founded in 1994, NAG started as Neighbors Against Garbage fighting an illegal waste transfer station that was poisoning the community. Through that feeling of urgency, the young NAG members realized the power of people and starting building… Read More

What’s Green at PS 110?

What’s Green at PS 110?

By Louise Oppenheimer Introduction by PS 110 Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone Fifth grader Louise Oppenheimer is one of several students at PS 110 working closely with math teacher Matt DiCarlo on an ongoing student blog documenting the sustainability efforts across the school. I am humbled to introduce the following article that Louise chose to highlight… Read More