Another Successful Community Committee

This Tuesday evening various community members gathered for NBPA’s  reoccurring Community Committee, or Comm Comm, at the Polish and Slavic Center. This free and inclusive event serves as a forum for ideas, updates and concerns regarding North Brooklyn’s parks and playgrounds. We learned about upcoming events from several of our partner groups, including the Newtown…

Ribbon Cutting at “The Best Park in Brooklyn”

Elected officials, NYC Parks, members of the 94th precinct, PS110 and park goers gather for the McGolrick Park Playground ribbon cutting this Wednesday   We could not have asked for a more beautiful autumn day to celebrate the reopening of the McGolrick Park Playground this Wednesday, November 7. Attendees were able to hear from our…

Waste Equity Bill Becomes Law: Celebrated at Annual Party

Brooklyn Council Member Antonio Reynoso of District 34 sponsored a law that supports low income communities in North Brooklyn in a way that has long since been neglected. Up until the Waste Equity bill was signed on August 16 of this year, nearly 40% of the garbage in all of New York City was being sent…

Park Power Activated at 7th Annual Party

  First of all, as of Thursday we are excited to now be called the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, or NBPA, and we hope that you are as stoked about this shift as we are. Advocating for green spaces in North Brooklyn is at the core of what we do, and this rebranding truly allows…

North Brooklyn Celebrates Nature, Community and Indigenous Culture

Earlier this month the American Indian Community House, along with our partner, Friends of Transmitter Park, recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Bushwick Inlet Park. The event, titled “Seeds of the Future”, honored both the Native American communities that lived here before early colonization and those that live here today, perfectly aligning with the AICH’s mission: “…to…

Ziemia Brings Together Greenpoint Communities

Photo: Artist Martynka unveils her ceramic sculpture ‘Ziemia’ at McGolrick Park in May of this year This summer, North Brooklyn Parks Alliance received a number of grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, or GCEF. In accordance with GCEF’s goals for the program, the Ziemia project transformed a section of McGolrick Park into a native…

Opening of Bushwick Inlet Pop-Up Park

On May 26th, Bushwick Inlet Pop Up Park had its opening day. While the 50 Kent section of the Bushwick Inlet Park goes into the development phase, NYC Parks has created a temporary grassy lawn. 1.8 acres of lush green open space is available to the public on Kent Avenue between N11th and N12th Streets…

50 Kent Scoping Meeting

On June 4th, North Brooklynites gathered to give their input on the Bushwick Inlet Park expansion. It’s been 13 years and counting since the rezoning of the waterfront and the commitment of a 27-acre park by the City. Many came to the Public Visioning Session sponsored by the NYC Parks Department to share their wants,…

Opening Day at Domino Park

Six more acres of parkland are now open to the public in North Brooklyn! On land that was once home to the Domino Sugar Refinery, a new quarter-mile long park opened on Sunday, June 10th. Extending from Grand Street to South 5th Street, the park is situated right on the waterfront in the Williamsburg neighborhood….

Community Committee Meeting at Ainslie St Senior Center

On May 16, rain could not stop over 40 parkies from convening to discuss the state of North Brooklyn’s parks. OSA provided an update on capital projects in the neighborhood. Lisa Bloodgood of Newtown Creek Alliance shared the Newtown Creek Visioning Plan and opportunities for over 35 acres of new parkland along the creek! OSA…

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