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…

Brooklyn Pedestrians “Going Green”: How Safe Are They?

Brooklyn Pedestrians “Going Green”: How Safe Are They?

By Landon Biehl. One of the easiest ways to “Go Green” has always been bicycling and walking whenever possible. Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn, in general, are very pedestrian-centric but not always pedestrian-friendly. Year after year we hear of fellow Brooklyn residents, and even New York tourists, who are injured or killed after being struck by… Read More

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

By Beatrice Chalkley with an introduction from Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone.   On Monday, July 31,  Lentol Garden- a community garden located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn opened its gates to the families from PS 110 The Monitor School for a morning of planting, watering, and exploring.  While most families pass Lentol Garden as they go about their… Read More

Eatin’ up My Baby Bumble Bee

Eatin’ up My Baby Bumble Bee

A Chat with the founders of Laroua Foods NOTE: This is Part II of a two-part exposé of the Brooklyn Bug Fest.  Part I, an overview of the fest, ran last month. The Brooklyn Bug Fest, staged over Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, pulled the curtain back on a small but growing family of urban entomophagists… Read More

Planting Daffodils in City Sidewalk Tree Pits (and The Daffodil Project)

Planting Daffodils in City Sidewalk Tree Pits (and The Daffodil Project)

New York City’s The Daffodil Project is simply amazing.  It was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. This year, almost 7 MILLION free free bulbs were donated citywide to be planted in public places. It is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history. Here’s an except from their website as to… Read More

Committing Insecticide

Committing Insecticide

Traveling under the Entomophagy Rainbow at the Brooklyn Bug Fest. NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part exposé of the Brooklyn Bug Fest, a celebration of entomophagy unfurling in Brooklyn this past Labor Day Weekend. Part II, an interview with some Bug Food Entrepreneurs, will run next week.   Eating is one of the… Read More

Raccoons in Brooklyn

Raccoons in Brooklyn

Believe it or not, raccoons have been spotted all summer long in Brooklyn.  In fact, in Greenpoint alone, there have been several known sightings. John Galvin, a resident on Oak Street, spotted a “gigantic” adult raccoon climbing over his backyard fence one morning. Michael Abramson, a neighbor down the block, had two separate nocturnal encounters:… Read More

Bike Rave 2017: The Meaning Behind Biking in Brooklyn

Bike Rave 2017: The Meaning Behind Biking in Brooklyn

Source: Brooklyn Eagle.  You have probably read about the Brooklyn Bike Rave and wondered what was the meaning behind it. About one month ago on July 22, 2017, hundreds of cyclists rode along 7 miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Starting in Greenpoint, the group rode through Williamsburg, traveled inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, rode… Read More

Stink Spirits: Clean-Up Day with Curb Your Litter Greenpoint

Stink Spirits: Clean-Up Day with Curb Your Litter Greenpoint

By Jamie Hook. I spent last Saturday cleaning the border of Greenpoint’s own Newtown Creek. And while the company may have suitable for a low-key party, the atmosphere was decidedly the wrong kind of fetid. This trashy adventure was organized by the non-profit, Curb your Litter Greenpoint. Curb Your Litter is a new-ish organization, whose methods… Read More

Digester Eggs at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Digester Eggs at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Susan Anderson, Town Square and Go Green Hub. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection hosts free tours of the Digester Eggs (fondly known by locals as “Sh** for Tits” or “Poop Onions”) at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Tours for the general public take place three times a… Read More