Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Brooklyn residents who’ve long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out a call for developers’ proposals

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers – McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the pool is being rehabilitated into an aquatic recreational center that will

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the interior. Scores of their disused shipping pallets were recycled into

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Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival

Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival

The 5th Annual Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival is Saturday, May 5th in McCarren Park, Brooklyn. Go Green! Greenpoint features eco-friendly artists, crafters, educators, and community groups, as well as educational displays, Greencycle swap, art exhibits,

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Chopin Chemists (Greenpoint) – BUSINESS CLOSED

Chopin Chemists (Greenpoint) – BUSINESS CLOSED

Chopin Chemists can fill your generic prescriptions just like CVS and Duane Reade, but unlike a generic pharmacy, they will offer you a homeopathic or organic remedy first. They have an array of herbal remedies, minerals, flower essences and vitamins as well

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Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA

Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA

This North Brooklyn CSA partners with Garden of Eve farm, founded in 2001 by environmental advocates Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht. The farm is dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the

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Greenpoint McCarren Park Greenmarket

Greenpoint McCarren Park Greenmarket

This Greenmarket is perfectly located to serve the new young professional communities in Williamsburg and Greenpoint as well as the long established Polish communities in the area. Whether you’re picnicking in McCarren Park or looking for your weekly groceries

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Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Last fall, New York State awarded Greenpoint $7 million dollars because the city royally polluted local waters during its upgrade of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Over the last few months, the City Parks Foundation polled residents on what

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The Epic Ride

The Epic Ride

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on a bike ride stretching from Newtown Barge Playground to Beach 81st St, Rockaway Beach. Along the ride, you’ll be able to witness the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and a completed Jamaica

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Brooklyn Bike Rave

Brooklyn Bike Rave

Bedazzle your bike, put on your craziest outfit, blast some party tunes and be ready for sensory overload at the Brooklyn Bike Rave, a glowtastic night ride along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

On Saturday, August 27, hundreds of cyclists will en

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BKLYN Designs: Brooklyn’s hottest home furnishings and design festival opens today

BKLYN Designs: Brooklyn’s hottest home furnishings and design festival opens today

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NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one in Brooklyn in the near future.

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Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Related: Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

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Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

While most New Yorkers were snuggled up on the couch watching Netflix during the recent blizzard, some put their entreprenurial minds to work. Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his roommates went out in the cold to build an igloo only to put it up

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Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Related: New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

“The ‘Green Girls’ worked to understand water pollution in their community. Students learned about these issues by simulating point source and non-point

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An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

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Living Dock on Newtown Creek

Living Dock on Newtown Creek

Join the Newtown Creek Alliance as we celebrate the completion of the Living Dock project. Funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Living Dock is a custom designed and built floating structure providing much needed clean habitat for

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Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Fed up Greenpoint and Williamsburg protestors took to land and water on Sunday to demand the city make good on their promise to build a waterfront park in the area. Along with 100 land-locked protestors, approximately 40 protesters on canoes and kayaks

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to the boroughs. With new and improved software and hardware, Citi 139

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

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Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Luisa Cerutti bringing messages of joy to the West 44th area with her hand knitted tree cozies. Cerutti, the co-owner of Domus Housewares Store has outfitted three with colorful “tree cozies” stitched with various messages of joy and of the Domus as

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

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Inhabitat Green Design Awards @ BKLYN Designs

Inhabitat Green Design Awards @ BKLYN Designs

Join us at BKLYN Designs for Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards on Sunday, May 10th!

Calling all New York design fans! Inhabitat’s favorite time of year – NY Design Week – is kicking off with BKYLN Designs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Inhabitat will a

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New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike

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Soaring city of “Vertical Factories” would produce goods made for New Yorkers by New Yorkers

Soaring city of “Vertical Factories” would produce goods made for New Yorkers by New Yorkers

Architect Stuart Beattie’s design Made In New York would create a series of vertical factories right in the city, allowing New York to meet its own supply and demand. Chosen as an Honorable Mention in the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, Made in New

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