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City Seeks Feedback on Plan for the Future of the Waterfront
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City Seeks Feedback on Plan for the Future of the Waterfront

A railing above Newtown Creek. (Image: Paul Stremple/Bklyner)The Department of City Planning (DCP) published draft goals and strategies [https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterfrontplan.nyc%2Fdraft-goals-and-strategies&data=04%7C01%7CCWassif%40planning.nyc.gov%7Cba619a14e8894b41ce4408d913bffb16%7C32f56fc75f814e22a95b15da66513bef%7C0%7C0%7C637562537525196594%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&

OPINION – Poison Land and Poison Rhetoric: Gowanus Rezone Proponent Uses Personal Attacks to Sidestep Public Health Concerns
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OPINION – Poison Land and Poison Rhetoric: Gowanus Rezone Proponent Uses Personal Attacks to Sidestep Public Health Concerns

Rendering of the post-rezoning Gowanus canal bridge crossing with waterfront development and pedestrian activity. (Rendering from the Department of City Planning website)By Nora Almeida, Linda LaViolette and Miranda Sielaff In a take-down attempt that’s short on evidence and heavy on pro-developer talking points, Michelle de la Uz’s

OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism
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OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism

Courtesy of Marvel Architects/SCAPE Landscape ArchitectsBy Michelle de la Uz A recent opinion piece by several Gowanus residents [/opinion-welcome-to-gowanus-green-brooklyns-own-love-canal/] opposed to affordable housing development in their neighborhood, unfortunately, continued a pattern of dangerously misleading rhetoric about the Gowanus Green development. As a 43-year old nonprofit comprehensive community development corporation

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal To Become A Wind Turbine Assembly and Maintenance Plant, Bringing 1,200 Jobs To Sunset Park
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South Brooklyn Marine Terminal To Become A Wind Turbine Assembly and Maintenance Plant, Bringing 1,200 Jobs To Sunset Park

Elizabeth Yeampierre estimates that her team at UPROSE [https://www.uprose.org/] – the Brooklyn community-based environmental justice organization she oversees – has been advocating for the creation of green jobs along the industrial waterfront of Sunset Park for over two decades. “I found a flyer the other day at UPROSE that

Bushwick

Cleaning Up Bushwick One Block At A Time

Since the pandemic started, and sanitation litter basket service got significantly cut [/garbage-open-dining-and-private-streets-dominate-transportation-committee-hearing/] , garbage issues have only gotten worse in Bushwick. Complaints about illegal dumping of trash, dirty sidewalks, missed collection, and derelict vehicles are among the top three issues Brooklyn Community Board 4 (CB4) has received the most complaints

Two PLG Residents Pick Up the Slack After City Suspends Compost Programs
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Two PLG Residents Pick Up the Slack After City Suspends Compost Programs

Volunteers for Nurture BK collect compost. Courtesy of Nurture BK.For Brooklyn’s robust composting community, the city’s decision in April to suspend curbside compost pickup [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/press-releases/nyc-sanitation-announces-service-changes-related-to-covid-19-budget-cuts] , and temporarily close Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites, due to COVID-19-related budget cuts was

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