Spotted at the DEP Nature Walk…

January 18, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, New York City 

a fender.

Yes sir: the Newtown Creek Nature Walk never ceases to surprise and entertain…

LAST GASP: More Dumping At The Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch?

January 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

As some of you might recall, a lot of noise has been made, well, about the noise emanating from the property adjacent to the Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch. For those of you who are not in the know, you can get up to speed by clicking here. I have not heard any complaints about this matter— or piece of public space— for several days. No worries, now I have a new one. Laura writes:

Hi Heather!
These pictures aren’t the greatest because Mike used his cell phone to take the photos. But Mike saw a Parks Dept employee dump a bunch of bushes in the Newtown Creek. (He’s not sure if there was anything else). He called ST (Stephanie Thayer, Parks Supervisor for all parks in Community Board 1 and Executive Chair of Open Space Alliance— Ed. Note.), who says something will be done.

Was this the handiwork of a Parks Department employee? Quite frankly it is too hard to tell given the photographs. However, this is one piece of foliage that didn’t make it to mulchfest!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Grand Street Bridge

December 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Newtown Creek 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Quicklink: Black Gold Flows In Queens

December 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

It would appear Newtown Creek just can’t get a break! Click here and read about the latest “gusher” to grace the Seine of north Brooklyn!*

*And southern western Queens, of course.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Maspeth

November 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11378, Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Greenpoint Avenue Bridge

November 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch

November 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 4, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Brooklyn Side

296/365 - Newtown Creek, Brooklyn side.

Taken by Gina Herold.

TOMORROW: Community Board 1 Land Use Meeting, A Superfund Update & D.O.T. Forum

Follows are no less than three community forums for your consideration, north Brooklynites!

First up, tomorrow our Community Board’s Land Use Committee will be getting down to business. I have highlighted two items which may— should— be of interest to my fellow Greenpointers:

  • The folks from 259 Banker Street will be on hand to present their plans for this property (HINT/SPOILER: it will NOT be a nightclub. It will be an artists’ studio.). I myself have seen the plans for this and have to confess: they’re very nice!
  • Discussion about the proposed expansion of the Greenpoint Historic District (something about which yours truly feels rather strongly) will resume as well.

Community Board 1 Land Use Committee Meeting
October 25, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Community Board 1 Main Office
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Secondly, the EPA will be conducting not one— but TWO— public information sessions about the progress they are making Superfunding creek. Without further ado, here’s the 411:

EPA Information Sessions Regarding The Superfunding of Newtown Creek
October 25, 2011; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
St. Nick’s Alliance
2 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Lastly, the Department of Transportation will be conducting a public forum regarding proposed changes to West Street as part of the greater Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Project. Believe it or not, this was a rather contentious issue at the last Transportation Committee meeting I attended (for very salient reasons, I’ll add). “Refreshments” (beer, perhaps?)  will be served!

D.O.T. Public Session
October 25, 2011 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

 

 

New York Shitty Day Ender: Newtown Creek

Taken October 23, 2011.

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