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Prospect Park Alliance Hosts Spring Fling, May 17-19

PROSPECT PARK - Join the Prospect Park Alliance in welcoming spring this weekend with a full schedule of special events and activities. The Prospect Park Spring Fling kicks off on Friday, May 17 with a Beverly...

‘Willoughby Walks’ Returns For 3 Wednesdays In May

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The "Willoughby Walks" series returns next week, temporarily transforming the blocks surrounding the intersection of Willoughby and Lawrence Streets into a car-free public playground. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) and the New York City Department...

How Hungryroot Helps New York’s Busy Creatives Eat Healthy

Surviving in New York isn’t easy, especially if you have a career in the arts. Emily Cordes, a 32-year-old resident of Ditmas Park and an actress, can attest to this. Along with auditioning and...

Spend Your Summer in Brooklyn with FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology is perhaps best known as a school for aspiring fashion creatives and entrepreneurs, with a campus located in the heart of Manhattan’s fashion district. But FIT offers so much...

Up for Debate: Local Constituents and Political Leaders Gather for Frank Talk on Marine...

MARINE PARK - A large crowd gathered Tuesday at the Carmine Carro community center for a joint meeting sponsored by the Marine Park and Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Associations. The event’s goal to bring local organizations, communities...

Help Plan The Future Of Two Parks On Carroll & Henry Streets

CARROLL GARDENS/COBBLE HILL - Carroll Gardens neighbors will have an opportunity next week to share their ideas for improvements to Carroll Park (bounded by Court, President, Smith, and Carroll Streets). NYC Parks is hosting a...

DEP Presents Tunnel Proposal To Gowanus Canal CAG

GOWANUS - The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) monthly meeting took place as scheduled Tuesday (January 22) despite the ongoing federal government shutdown prohibiting furloughed EPA team members from attending. CAG member Brad Vogel...

 “Naked” Trees Only! + Mulchfest

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and continue through January 12, weather permitting, The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today. Remove all ornaments and decorations, and leave your...

Share Your Vision for the “Gateway to Greenpoint”

GREENPOINT - As the Newtown Creek Alliance looks to develop an empty parcel of city land into an environmental "Gateway to Greenpoint," they're reaching out to the community to contribute their vision of the...

DEP Proposes Tunnel As Alternative To CSO Tanks For Gowanus Superfund

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed the use of a tunnel to collect excess combined sewage from the Gowanus Canal instead of two CSO (combine sewage overflow) tanks currently...

Floating Goat: Prospect Park’s New Weed Harvester Is Christened

PROSPECT PARK - Following an online competition over the summer, the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) hosted an event on Friday, November 16 to unveil the name of the green space's new weed harvesting boat and...

Why Is It So Hard To Compost, And What Happened To The Brown Bin...

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - When she moved into her new apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in early October, 23-year-old Lila Rimalovski was disappointed that there was no composting program in place. In fact, she didn’t find trash in...

Benefit To Support Brooklyn Greenway Initiative – Thursday, Nov. 15

WILLIAMSBURG - The 6th annual Greenway + Industry benefit will take place on  Thursday, November 15 to welcome the organization's new Executive Director, raise funds for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), and push for...

Public Place Community Workshop: Some Opposition To The 100% Affordable Project

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) hosted a Community Workshop Thursday night to collect feedback on the preliminary site planning for Public Place. Public...

Construction Begins at BAM Park

FORT GREENE - The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced last week that work has begun at "BAM Park" which has been closed to the public for more than a decade. The 10,000-square-foot triangular green space, located...
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