On the Waterfront and Off the Leash — The Hook-up (10/11)
Greenpointers have been watching the changing East River Waterfront. A community development meeting on Wednesday allowed residents to hear from developers, and voice their concerns about on-going construction projects in North Brooklyn. While the luxury towers seem to leave a lot of Greenpointers out in the cold, this week The Brooklyn Eagle toured Level BK, in Williamsburg, offering a look inside.
Elsewhere on the waterfront, Newtown Creek Stakeholders took to the waterway for a cruise aboard the Freeport Princess. Business owners, residents, environmentalists, government representatives were all on board.
Transmitter Park is one of the great gems of the Greenpoint waterfront, but the oasis has turned terrifying for pet owners. A shaggy, unleashed, black dog has brutally attacked several other dogs in the park without cause or warning.
Council Stephen Levin has fought hard for parkland in North Brooklyn, securing millions of dollars for Bushwick Inlet and McCarren Parks, as well as gathering momentum for Box Street Park. He won reelection for a 3rd term on Tuesday.
Levin and Assemblyman Joe Lentol also worked to add “Shabbos Parking Meters” to South Williamsburg, which allow residents observing the holiday to prepay the parking meter up to four hours in advance on Friday evenings. Meters in affect until 7pm will accept payment at 3pm.