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…

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

NY Times: Activists Camp Out to Call for Completion of a Brooklyn Park

NY Times: Activists Camp Out to Call for Completion of a Brooklyn Park

This past Saturday, the North Brooklyn community came together to ask the important question – “Where’s our park?” The campout at Bushwick Inlet Park was meant to show solidarity for the City of New York to finally make good on their 2005 promise of a renovated, 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park along the waterfront. The campout attracted… Read More

New Nature Education Programs for Brooklyn Residents

New Nature Education Programs for Brooklyn Residents

Audubon New York has received funding through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund to provide adult environmental education programs to the residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. “Thanks to the generous support of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, Audubon New York is excited to provide, for the first time, adult environmental education programs to the Greenpoint Community,” remarked Audubon… Read More

Lights, Camera, Action: Emellie O’Brien

Lights, Camera, Action: Emellie O’Brien

Local resident Emellie O’Brien is in the industry that creates superheroes. But she is the kind of hero we look up to. Even Spidey recognizes the power of her impact. Emilie O’Brien was working as a consultant, advising how the film crew could reduce waste on the set of Noah in 2012, when superstorm Sandy… Read More

Eco Hero: Konstancja Maleszyńska

Eco Hero: Konstancja Maleszyńska

Superheroes come in many forms. Sometimes the most obvious superhero won’t be wearing a cape or brightly colored spandex outfit; sometimes they are the ones you meet on the street and inspire you to do good. When we first met Konstancja Maleszyńska, she had just joined Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) as their… Read More

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… Read More

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