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City finally acquires last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park Read more >

City finally acquires last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park

‘Big win’ for park-starved North Brooklyn By Mary Frost Greenpoint Gazette Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city had finally reached a deal to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront, allowing it to complete the long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park. CitiStorage site owner Norm Brodsky will receive $160 million for […] Read More >

  • DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices Read more >

    DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices

    10-year Meeker Avenue Plume investigation continues By Mary Frost Greenpoint Gazette At a community outreach in Greenpoint on Dec. 1, the state’s senior environmental engineer spoke to community members about the long, slow progress the Department of Environmental Conservation has made in investigating plumes of toxic chlorinated solvents beneath their homes and businesses. The plumes […] Read More >

  • Connecting the Dots OR What’s Waste Got to do With It? Read more >

    Connecting the Dots OR What’s Waste Got to do With It?

    Each day for the past 22 years, Marie Woots, School Aide, stands in the entrance of the MS 126 cafeteria serving line and counts on a clicker the number of students that receive trays with three out of the five USDA food-pyramid groups on it.  Only students that take three out of five are counted. […] Read More >

  • Let’s Talk Trash Read more >

    Let’s Talk Trash

    October 13 begins the Eco Schools Consumption and Waste Pathway for all four of Greenpoint’s Eco-Schools (PS 31, PS 34, PS 110 and MS 126). Since September, full-time Sustainability Coaches at each school have been collecting baseline data about how much trash each school throws away from the cafeteria and classrooms.  Our goal is to […] Read More >

  • Eco Schools Program Brings Sustainability Training to PS 110

    Hanging on the wall of a small meeting room inside of P.S. 110 is a photograph of the graduating class of 1929. Bright eyed young women and men stare in the direction of the camera to commemorate a rite of passage in their academic career. What kind of lives would unfold for these students after […] Read More >

  • Bed-Stuy Company Found Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste into Newtown Creek Read more >

    Bed-Stuy Company Found Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste into Newtown Creek

    A Bed-Stuy company’s manager has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping toxic wastes into Newtown Creek, according to a report issued by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office yesterday. The DA’s office along with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Environmental Conservation carried out an investigation that revealed that between November 22, […] Read More >

  • GWAPP Panel to Discuss Greenpoint’s Environmental History Read more >

    GWAPP Panel to Discuss Greenpoint’s Environmental History

    The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) has organized a series of forums, set to take place over the next eight months, to address the community’s environmental concerns while presenting participants with a better understanding of the industrial history of Greenpoint. The forums are made possible by a grant GWAPP received from the […] Read More >

  • Help Decide the Greening of Greenpoint

    Greenpointers can provide input on how they’d like to see the greening of their neighborhood take place over the next three years at a meeting to be held September 30 at the McCarren Play Center. It’s part of Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) funded project titled, “Greening Greenpoint.” The City Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization […] Read More >

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