Our Favorite Greenpoint Parks

Our Favorite Greenpoint Parks

  To say that New York City suffers from a lack of available open space would be a massive understatement. Despite its location in the concrete jungle, Greenpoint is fortunate enough to contain a plethora of open and green spaces within its borders in the forms of parks. In New York especially, parks serve as…

Bushwick Inlet Park Advocates Want Their Park

Bushwick Inlet Park Advocates Want Their Park

  We couldn’t be more proud that our community’s efforts to urge the city to develop the park that we were promised 10 years ago. From the camp out to gaining media attention in the NY Times, more people are joining our cause. The site owner, Norman Brodsky, did let the city’s $100 million offer… Read More

Rally at City Hall to Save Bushwick Inlet Park Tomorrow (Mon, 8/8, 11AM)

Rally at City Hall to Save Bushwick Inlet Park Tomorrow (Mon, 8/8, 11AM)

This story was originally published on Greenpointers. Click here to read the original story. The city is just 11 acres away from fulfilling its promise to deliver all 27 acres of Bushwick Inlet Park and made a $100 million offer to purchase the final piece needed on June 9th. Two days later, owner Norm Brodsky officially refused the offer… Read More

ECO HERO: OSA’S JOE MAYOCK

ECO HERO: OSA’S JOE MAYOCK

At first glance, Joe Mayock appears to be the classic outdoor activist. He is bursting with energy, passionate about the environment, and more than willing to put in the long volunteer hours. However, the Executive Director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn’s (OSA) path to the world of park conservancy has been far… Read More

$2.2 Million in Conservation Grants Announced

$2.2 Million in Conservation Grants Announced

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) released a press release announcing at the Urban Waters National Training Workshop that 58 community-led wetland, stream, and coastal restoration projects across the nation have been awarded approximately $2.2 million in grants. The grantees have committed an additional $5.2 million in local project support, creating a total conservation… Read More

L-Train Shutdown and Transportation Alternatives

L-Train Shutdown and Transportation Alternatives

Emma G. Fitzsimmons of the NY Times reported on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s decision to stop L-Train service for 18 months versus the originally planned 3 years. In the NY Times story, Emma reveals additional updates. You can read the original story after the jump or click here to read it on NY Times. Keep… Read More

Letter To The DOH

Letter To The DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) released their environmental report around Newtown Creek and it got a strong response from local dangerous chemicals expert Mike Schade, on behalf of the Newtown Creek Advisory Group (CAG). You can read how the report falls short here. 

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing: Greenpoint’s Wildlife

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing: Greenpoint’s Wildlife

Greenpoint’s environmental struggles over the years haven’t left a good impression on many residents’ minds, from the massive oil spill during the mid-20th century to the NuHart Superfund site. Greenpoint just doesn’t come off “green.” Despite these imperfections, this area is home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna, all of which could use… Read More

Testing The Waters of Newtown Creek

Testing The Waters of Newtown Creek

The Newtown Creek Alliance and LaGuardia Community College Project have a partnership to test for bacteria in the water in the Greenpoint area. They were able to capture a video on Newtown Creek with Willis Elkins as a companion story vignette at the LaGuardia Community College lab. The video shows how they are doing the water quality testing. You… Read More