Friday, November 28, 2008
Columbia Street Greenway Cleanup BGI is hosting monthly clean-ups, in conjunction with the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association, to help keep the newest segment of the Greenway route free of trash and other debris. BGI will supply tools, trash bags, and water.
RSVP to Brian at bmccormick(at)brooklyngreenway.org
When: Saturday, December 13th, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Where: BGI’s Office ( 145 Columbia Street , between Kane & Degraw)
of the tanker MARY WHALEN!
Pier 11, Atlantic Basin
(next to Red Hook Cruise Terminal) on-site parking available
Sat 12/6/08 11-5pm
Peak Hooplah at 2pm
Rain Date Sun 12/7/08
Free and open to the public
Event info http://portsidemarywhalen.eventbrite.com/
RSVP is not required but is appreciated so we have enough cake and coffee
Free cake, coffee, and tours of the Whalen.
Guests include tugs and workboats!
Site crew in marine costumes!
Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Atkin of http://www.shipshooter.com/
Former crew and folks with memories of the WHALEN are invited to come to the microphone and tell stories about the vessel.
First public event in Atlantic Basin!
Thanks to NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for arranging our use of this space.
Birthday presents appreciated: rags, sandpaper, paint brushes & rollers, disposable latex gloves, dust masks, hand tools, firewood, gift cards fromHome Depot & Lowe's, an air compressor
more about us at http://www.portsidenewyork.org/
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"For Reinvention, Red Hook Follows Its Roots"
While CoWNA supports allowing Phoenix to use Brooklyn maritime resources to reduce the amount of overall truck trips into the city from their current facility at Port Elizabeth, the choice of pier 11 is unfortunate. Within the container port complex, there are much better locations that would place Phoenix and their "1,000s" of delivery trucks with much easier access to the on and off ramps of the BQE and at the foot of Atlantic ave.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Making Way for the Greenway
A Benefit for
Tuesday, November 18th, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
Join supporters and friends of the Greenway for an evening of music and program shorts from some of Galapagos’ fabulous resident artists! Proceeds support the development of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 14-mile off-street bike and pedestrian route that will connect
Raffle items include dinner for two at iCi in
To purchase tickets go to: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=BEN79
For more information go to: www.brooklyngreenway.org
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St. Between Woodhull & Rapelye Streets,
just next to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
1. Final vote on Executive Committee’s recommendation for rezoning our Neighborhood
2. Committee Updates
3. Two Guest Speakers:
- Milton Puryear, Director of Planning of BGI:
“Latest update on Greenway Waterfront Initiative on Columbia Street segment”
- Tom Fox, President of NY Water Taxi:
“A proposal for the redevelopment of Atlantic
Basin as a maritime and community asset”
Please attend, and tell your neighbors.