A planning session for a future community garden in Williamsburg takes place tonight and is an opportunity for local residents to give their input on how to transform a triangular patch of land off of Metropolitan Avenue.
The office of Council Member Antonio Reynoso hosts the meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 10th, at Monsignor Alexius Jarka Hall (270 Bedford Ave.) at 6 p.m. Continue reading →
The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance and NYC Parks will host a meeting later this month for neighbors to explore the idea of forming an advisory committee and further the goal of improving open space in North Brooklyn.
NPBA formed in 2003 to “activate, enhance, and expand parks and public spaces” and has since organized a number of stewardship groups at local parks such as Transmitter Park, Java Street Community Gardens and American Playground.
An advisory committee, or community committee, would ideally help brainstorm in an “open forum and independent entity that acts as a platform for information sharing, networking, and – in accordance with our by-laws – provides feedback on our funding priorities for the year,” according to NBPA.
The plans to transform seven acres beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge into “a public park, cultural destination, and ecological hub” were unveiled last month by the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance.
The ethos behind the design of the project draws contrast to “glamorous public spaces” like the Highline in favor of a “process-place that is firmly rooted in the local,” according to the presentation (PDF). Continue reading →
A visioning workshop that is open to the public to help plan the future park and green space under and around the new Kosciuszko Bridge will take place next week.
The “Under The K” public workshop is being hosted by the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance and the landscape architects Public Work on Tuesday, March 21, at Rough Trade (64 N 9 St.); registration is free.
Two weeks ago at their annual fundraiser, the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (formerly Open Space Alliance) announced that Amazon Fashion donated $100,000 to the organization focused on bringing more recreational greenspace to the neighborhood.
Now, in a bid to lure Amazon HQ2 to the industrial shores of the East River, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered to rename Newtown Creek to Amazon Creek, and is throwing in hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to sweeten the deal, the New York Daily News reports. Continue reading →
In North Brooklyn open green space for public recreation is considered scarce. But the mood was celebratory at the North Brooklyn Parks Alliances’ annual Party for the Parks held on Oct. 18 at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.).
The passage of the Waste Equity Bill that will cut in half North Brooklyn’s waste processing by Oct. 2019 and the opening of the ultra-modern Domino Park on the Williamsburg waterfront highlighted a year of environmental victories in an area once defined by the burdens of industrial pollution.