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…

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…

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Seminar Series

Following Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of funding for two new stages of development at Bushwick Inlet Park (BIP), NYC Parks is planning hearings in 2018 to set the future of the 50 Kent Ave and Motiva parcels at BIP. To help plan for that, FBIP presented a series of community seminars on the history of…

Box Street Park Scoping Meeting

On Thursday, April 5, over 80 Greenpointers turned out for our partner NYC Parks’ community input meeting for the design of Box Street Park, which is slated to open in 2019. Community members broke into 6 groups. Each group collaborated on design ideas, developed a list of priorities and reported to the meeting attendees. Brooklyn Borough Commissioner…

Domino Park Opens Sunday!

Six more acres of new parkland are coming to the neighborhood this Sunday, June 10! On Opening Day, enjoy live performances, music, food trucks, sports & games, yoga and salsa dancing When: Sunday, June 10, 12pm – 4pm.  Rain or shine! Where: Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino Sugar Refinery Site. Enter at Kent Avenue and Grand Street,…

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