From The Community Board 1 Combined & Public Hearing: Newtown Creek CAG

This item was brought forth by our board’s Environmental Chair (and all-around nice lady), Ryan Kuonen. What is the Newtown Creek “CAG”, you ask? Very simple: as it name indicates it is a panel consisting of members of the greater Newtown Creek community whose purpose is to oversee the clean-up of this waterway and provide a forum to discuss any pertinent environmental concerns.

Perhaps this may not strike some of you as being terribly exciting, but I assure you it is very much needed. And Newtown Creek CAG needs you! Simply put, they want as diverse a panel as possible and to this end are seeking new members. You can learn more about “CAG” and how you can get involved by persuing their “about” page.

Otherwise (and to close on a related note): follows is footage of our Community Board Chair’s opening remarks from said convocation which, among other things, condemns the city’s consideration of a site in Greenpoint (Lombardy Street at Varick Avenue to be specific) for the placement of a “Green Energy Facility” (READ: an incinerator).

NOTE: What Mr. Olechowski fails to mention initially— but does mention in his “letter”— is a second proposed site is just across the creek south of the Kosciuszko Bridge. While not in Greenpoint per se, its impact will undoubtedly be felt here. Something to consider, folks!

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: A commenter has raised a very salient question. This being: Exactly how does one become a CAGer? In this respect this web site appears to be vague. However, I have been advised that any/all interested parties should show up at their next meeting. This has yet to be announced. Thus, joining Newtown Creek CAG’s mailing list is the way to go. This you can be done by going to their web page, entering your email address in the field highlighted below and hitting “follow”.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Free Lunch

January 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

From Varick Avenue.

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Falling Down

From Thames Street.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photos Du Jour: For Sale

From Varick Avenue.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Street Art Du Jour: Tiger!

February 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Crazy Cat Lady, Street Art 

From Varick Avenue.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Street Art Du Jour: Jef Aerosol

This post goes out to my new friend Clint (as seen above and who I want to it be known likes the addition Mr. Aerosol has made to his place of employment). You’re the only stranger I’d ever accept candy from!*

Someday I will take you up on your generous offer, Clint. Gents like you are one in a million!

Miss Heather

*Because you work at a candy distributor!

Bushwick Gentrification Watch: Stripped On Varick Avenue

November 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

stripped

You know we’re living in troubled times when folks are stripping and abandoning strollers. Bushwick: it isn’t for the feint of heart.

Miss Heather

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