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  • Long Awaited Comprehensive Transportation Study Announced for North Brooklyn Read more >

    Long Awaited Comprehensive Transportation Study Announced for North Brooklyn

    Owing to a steady influx of new residents, visitors and businesses, travel in North Brooklyn continues to become progressively more difficult, whether by car, bicycle, public transportation or on foot.   On Tuesday, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray joined Councilmembers Stephen Levin and Antonio Reynoso at the intersection […]

  • Three Men Sentenced for Greenpoint Kidnapping, Robbery Read more >

    Three Men Sentenced for Greenpoint Kidnapping, Robbery

    Three men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Thursday for kidnapping and robbing two men in Greenpoint.   Defendants Clarence Davis, 40, of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Abdul Lopez, 23, of Brooklyn were sentenced to terms of 13 years and 15 years in prison, respectively, following their guilty pleas to first-degree robbery. Defendant Francisco Graham, 39, […]

  • FreshDirect Celebrates Launch Of FoodKick Read more >

    FreshDirect Celebrates Launch Of FoodKick

    On Wednesday, FreshDirect workers joined elected officials and community leaders for the launch of FoodKick, its new on-demand food delivery service. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at FoodKick’s Williamsburg headquarters at 630 Flushing Avenue.   A new mobile-first food business, FoodKick connects consumers to the freshest, tastiest food, drinks and lifestyle essentials – all delivered […]

  • The Cafeteria as the COMMONS: A Unifying Place Read more >

    The Cafeteria as the COMMONS: A Unifying Place

    Okay, it’s not new math; but it is a new reality—co-located schools campuses with campus- wide recycling and organics program.   Recall how difficult it is to get your family to recycle. Now imagine getting 373 middle school students, 275 elementary school students and 391 high school students to recycle – breakfast, lunch and dinner. […]

  • Well-Known Community Activist Patricia Ferris, A Role Model for Community Activism and Devotion to Public Service, Has Died Read more >

    Well-Known Community Activist Patricia Ferris, A Role Model for Community Activism and Devotion to Public Service, Has Died

    Patricia Ferris, a life- long resident of Greenpoint and outstanding community activist died peacefully on November 4th after a long illness. For over two decades Pat was the “go to” person for residents with local concerns as well as for citizens who needed help from their elected officials or from government agencies.  Pat was extremely […]

  • HPD to Gather Input from North Brooklyn Residents on the Future for Greenpoint Hospital Site Read more >

    HPD to Gather Input from North Brooklyn Residents on the Future for Greenpoint Hospital Site

    The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), in collaboration with the Department of City Planning (DCP), is hosting community visioning workshops to better understand the needs and priorities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents for the redevelopment of the former Greenpoint Hospital complex.   Workshops will be held on Tuesday, November 17, at […]

  • PS 31 Welcomes Islanders to the Neighborhood Read more >

    PS 31 Welcomes Islanders to the Neighborhood

    The New York Islanders recently opened its first season at its new home at the Barclays Center. To increase enthusiasm for their move, the team sponsored a contest for Brooklyn schools based on teamwork and school spirit.   PS 31 was selected as the winner of New York Islanders Day, which was celebrated on Wednesday […]

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