61 Franklin Street Community Garden

Audubon New York

City Parks Foundation

East River State Park

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Friends of McCarren Park



Million Trees NYC

New York Restoration Project

NYC Parks & Recreation

NYC Parks & Recreation – GreenThumb

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

The McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance

The North Brooklyn Boat Club




Box Street Park’s Future

Box Street Park’s Future

Boxed In: Will Playfields or Open Space define a New North Brooklyn Park? Encompassing a scant 2.8 acres, the proposed Box Street Park sits just to the west of the terminus of Franklin Street, where it runs asea at the mouth of Newtown Creek.  Currently a parking lot for the MTA surrounded by low-rise post-industrial…

So You Wanna Join A Garden…

So You Wanna Join A Garden…

A Primer on Community Gardens for Spring I will tell you the first time I felt rich in New York City: it was the summer of 2017, and I was unemployed, on SNAP benefits, and facing financial desolation. But (you know, I’m all about that but), I had the keys to a community garden, and… Read More

You Bet Your BIP

You Bet Your BIP

A short biography of Bushwick Inlet Park. The story of New York City, as told by its parks, would be a colorful drama, filled with desperate characters, built on moments of both broad comedy and cliffhanging suspense. In this telling, Bushwick Inlet Park is one key player among a cast of waterfront parks that collectively… Read More

Love That Dirty Water

Love That Dirty Water

A Meet-and-Greet with Everyone’s Favorite Polluted Waterway In the dubious stakes of the polluted waterways Olympics, Newtown Creek just may take the gold. Bounding North Brooklyn, running four miles back from it’s fetid mouth on the East River roughly opposite the UN complex, Newtown Creek is often cited as the most polluted waterway in the… Read More

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund showcases progress in second annual Open House

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund showcases progress in second annual Open House

Reprinted from our friends at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (By Andy Katz | October 16, 2017).  By late afternoon at Monsignor McGolrick Park on Oct. 14, people were packing up displays, folding charts, placing live organic samples carefully into transport containers, wiping down binoculars, stacking trays of plants, upending long tables and folding their legs… Read More