News About Greenpoint Area Parks

News About Greenpoint Area Parks

Parks have been a hot topic in the North Brooklyn area recently. Just last week, the public learned that due to the herculean efforts of the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP): The City has made a $100 million offer to Norm Brodsky to acquire the CitiStorage site for completing the promised Park. In addition, the Greenpoint…

Owner of the CitiStorage Site: Take the City’s Generous Offer Now

Owner of the CitiStorage Site: Take the City’s Generous Offer Now

Thanks to the herculean efforts of the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP): The City has made a $100 million offer to Norm Brodsky to acquire the CitiStorage site for completing the promised Park. However, the offer expires in 60 days! Now 54 days and counting. According to the press release sent by FBIP, the City of… Read More

Audubon New York’s “For the Birds!” Lands in Greenpoint

Audubon New York’s “For the Birds!” Lands in Greenpoint

New York City Audubon champions nature in the City’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. One of these projects is to work with schools to educate youth about the environment. Over the course of eight weeks,  Audubon New York educator Tom Van Duyne led a team to… Read More

Go Green! Brooklyn returns to McCarren Park

Go Green! Brooklyn returns to McCarren Park

The Go Green! Brooklyn Festival was a huge success, welcoming hundreds of new and returning exhibitors, and attendees. And we’re happy that the Greenpoint Star wrote an amazing story about the success of the festival. You can click here for the story or continue reading below. —-  McCarren Park was packed with more than just… Read More

Mike Schade: The Many Shades of Green

Mike Schade: The Many Shades of Green

(Photo Credit: Greenpointers | Fabien Palencia) When it comes to ensuring a more sustainable future for the Greenpoint area, Mike Schade definitely comes to mind as a community leader. A passionate environmentalist, Mike juggles between several demanding positions in the area: he’s a board member for the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), works as… Read More

Progress On The Superfund Site at the former Nuhart Plastics Factory

Progress On The Superfund Site at the former Nuhart Plastics Factory

A toxic plume containing 40,000-60,000 gallons of phthalates sits below the former NuHart Plastic Manufacturing Site. This is especially alarming since this NuHart Superfund Site is located on Dupont Street in north Greenpoint, adjacent to the Greenpoint waterfront and across the street from an existing public park, playground, and a proposed public school.  In addition… Read More

Let’s Have Some Good Clean Fun With Sam Combs

Let’s Have Some Good Clean Fun With Sam Combs

Sometimes the best ideas seem to come out of nowhere. For Sam Combs, it all began with a question that came to him while eating lunch. How could he combine his love for exercise with his compassion for the health of the environment? Less than 24 hours later, the concept of Good.Clean.Fun was born. This… Read More

Video Shows What Sewage Flowing Into Newtown Creek Looks Like

Video Shows What Sewage Flowing Into Newtown Creek Looks Like

Green organizations like the Newtown Creek Alliance is needed for many reasons, with one being that they help us become more aware of how we need to band together to make our environment more sustainable. A disturbing video published by Newtown Creek Alliance on its Facebook page reveals exactly what “Combined Sewage Overflow” looks like. It definitely opened many people’s eyes.

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival Returns

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival Returns

The Go Green! Greenpoint Festival returns as the Go Green! Brooklyn Festival, signaling its growth in terms of exhibitors, supporters, and attendees, so set your calendars for June 4 in Mccarren Park from 1-5pm.

The Next New York City Breweries Will Be For Recycling Food Waste

The Next New York City Breweries Will Be For Recycling Food Waste

Breweries are always fun. You get to taste the beer and learn how it’s made, and now, it looks like breweries may turn into compost stations. FastCo shared a story earlier this week about a new startup, Industrial/Organic, and its attempt to develop a clean, indoor process that can turn food waste into near-odorless fertilizer and can be done within city limits.