Greenpoint Gazette
  • Last Greenpoint Enviro Benefits Projects Announced Read more >

    Last Greenpoint Enviro Benefits Projects Announced

    Restoring McGolrick Park, creating a combination “green roof” and community space along Newtown Creek and designing a “living shoreline” at the proposed site of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum were among the top vote getters in recent community voting organized by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF).   Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Department of Environmental […] Read More >

  • On Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting, Maloney and James Call on Congress to Help Prevent Gun Violence Read more >

    On Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting, Maloney and James Call on Congress to Help Prevent Gun Violence

    Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Public Advocate Letitia James joined gun violence prevention activists to call for Congressional action on gun violence in the United States, on Monday, the third anniversary of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.   “It seems that nearly every week, our country is forced to suffer […] Read More >

  • Lentol: Safety Improvements Coming to Meeker Avenue Read more >

    Lentol: Safety Improvements Coming to Meeker Avenue

      Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced this week that improvements will be coming to a dangerous stretch along Meeker Avenue.   In a response to a letter Lentol sent back in May, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) stated that safety improvements would be coming to Meeker.   Lentol’s letter specifically requested a pedestrian […] Read More >

  • 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. […] Read More >

  • Local Real Estate Broker Closes the Deal with Yogi…Michael Kawochka Marries Sarah Parker Leventer Read more >

    Local Real Estate Broker Closes the Deal with Yogi…Michael Kawochka Marries Sarah Parker Leventer

    Sarah Parker Leventer and Michael Kawochka were married Saturday, December 12th at Bobby Van’s Vault in New York, thirteen months after their first date at Chinatown’s Louie & Chan.  Jeremy Williams is to officiate.   Ms. Leventer, 38, is a freelance yoga teacher and neuroscience research assistant at NYU.  She graduated from Brown University with […] Read More >

  • AG, Chancellor Launch Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program Read more >

    AG, Chancellor Launch Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program

      On Wednesday,New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew and National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara, at PS 31, to celebrate the launch of Greenpoint Eco-Schools.   The Greenpoint Eco-Schools program is a comprehensive environmental education program, coordinated by […] Read More >

  • 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 […] Read More >

  • 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 […] Read More >

  • A Corporate Facelift for McGolrick Read more >

    A Corporate Facelift for McGolrick

    McGolrick Park received a double dose of corporate largesse last week at two separate community service days.   The one-two clean-up punch started on Tuesday, with volunteers from American Express collecting 42 bags of leaves, despite a cold, steady rain strong enough to dampen the spirits of any volunteer. That effort was followed up on […] Read More >

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