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A lot…Or Nothing – What is Really Going on with the North Brooklyn Boathouse?

So a lot is going on with the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Project. Or nothing is going on with it. It really depends on who you ask.

Groups benefiting from the Hudson River Foundation break down the numbers.

Wednesday night (4/23), a progress meeting on the project was held in Long Island City. Michelle Moore from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) kicked things off, and almost immediately voices were raised questioning funding and lack of progress. Even Joseph Lentol, the New York State Assemblyman that represents Greenpoint, expressed his disappointment at the lack of progress with the project so far. Continue reading

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What to do with $1 Million? Participatory Budgeting Voting Begins Tonight (4/1 thru 4/7)

You have the next seven days to vote on how $1 million dollars should be invested in neighborhoods that include Greenpoint & Williamsburg. Projects include technology upgrades at PS31, restoration and beautification of the playground at PS34, a new dog run in East River State Park, district wide tree plantings and installation of tree guards for new trees on Kent and Nassau Ave.

You can choose up to 5 projects to vote on. This is a great chance to have a say in where public funding goes in our communities!

Monday, April 1
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Tuesday, April 2
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Wednesday, April 3
* Greenpoint, PS 34, 131 Norman Ave: 7:45-9:30am
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Thursday, April 4
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Friday, April 5
* Greenpoint, PS 31, 75 Meserole Avenue: 7:30-9:30am
* Williamsburg, Independence Towers Senior Center, 114 Taylor St: 10am-4:30pm

Saturday, April 6
* Greenpoint Public Library, 107 Norman Ave: 10am – 5pm
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm
* Williamsburg, El Puente Community Center, 80 Clymer St: 10am-5pm

Sunday, April 7
* Williamsburg, Independence Towers Senior Center, 114 Taylor St: 10am-4:30pm
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

 

 

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