For better or worse, the age of big development in Greenpoint is here to stay. New construction seems to pop up everyday, some of it more thoughtfully put together than others.

It’s something our local elected officials have taken note of, which is why they’re teaming up to host another annual meeting of the North Greenpoint Construction Task Force.

NuHart development site. Image courtesy of North Brooklyn Neighbors

According to an RSVP form from City Council Member Lincoln Restler, “The Task Force is composed of representatives from city agencies, elected offices, and local development firms with active construction projects in the neighborhood, and meetings will be open for community members to join and share their insights and concerns directly.”

The developers joining Wednesday’s meeting will be: Ray Builders (77-87 Commercial), Rockefeller Group (16 Dupont), Lendlease (1 Java), Madison Realty Capital (65-75 Dupont / NuHart site), Halcyon Management (West Wharf). They will be joined by several city agencies, and the lobbyists Alexander Marketing, Capalino, and Kasirer. 

Greenpoint residents might already be familiar with some of the names on the list, so the meeting will likely be a great opportunity to make their voices heard. 


The meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 1 at the Polish & Slavic Center (176 Java St.) You can RSVP here.

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  1. Tell these developers to keep their construction trucks – flatbeds, dumptrucks, cement trucks, OFF of Manhattan Avenue! This is not a holding area for your massive, noisy, polluting trucks that sit along Manhattan Ave with their engines on (another violation) regularly blocking the bus stop and one whole side of a two way street, from 7a-4p between Dupont and Eagle! UGH. I’ve submitted 15-18 reports to 311 beginning summer of 2023. There are plenty of “industrial” streets in the area where they can be held. Our street (which is lined with residential buildings on both sides, with lots of elderly and children) is not for that purpose! The businesses along this block are completely blocked from access by customers due to this mess. Lincoln Restler and Emily Gallagher’s offices are well aware of the issue – they’ve been sent report no’s, along with a stream of photos showing the violations. Ball’s in their court.

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