Monday, June 29, 2009
- a speedy conversion of Phoenix' truck fleet to CNG
- truck traffic on local streets
- traffic volume on the BQE ramps
- cold ironing to reduce pollution
To read the letter the CoWNA Executive Committee wrote to the EDC and the EDC's reply, please download CoWNA-EDC.pdf.
Venetia Lannon, VP of the Economic Development Corporation will present their plans for the Atlantic Basin on Wednesday, July 1st, at CoWNA's General meeting held at 7 PM at Jalopy (315 Columbia Street). This is an issue that will impact all of us, please attend.
1. The addition of a bubble for year round ball fields/courts, a pool and an ice rink would get significant additional use out of the Brooklyn Bridge Park than the current proposal while only increasing costs by a small amount. Improved recreational and cultural facilities will also increase the appeal of our neighborhood and help create new business opportunities.
2. A ferry landing at Pier 6 would connect the southern end of the park to the rest of New York harbor using a mode of transportation that impacts the environment less than cars or buses. The increasing population of Brooklyn will also benefit from having more options than subway, bus or car for commuting or other travel between the boroughs of New York City.
3. We find housing in a public park undesirable. We therefore believe that PIRC is a better way of financing the maintenance of the park. Senator Squadron’s plan proposes keeping One Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Pier 1 Hotel, so the amount of money needed to fill the operations and maintenance budget is only about $7.5 Mio/year, which is an achievable amount, considering the potential for rezoning in the .4 mile radius he proposes. PIRC is neither a new tax nor an increase of current taxation, rather it redirects a % of property tax revenue increases on rezoned areas and properties to finance the Park’s operations.
We would like to know, how our neighbor's feel about this plan. Please attend Wednesday's presentation (7 PM Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street).
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This study is being funded by a $300,000 grant that was secured years ago by Congressmember Nydia Velázquez, with the support and encouragement of Brooklyn Community Board 6 and all the area's major civic groups.
Responses are due by July 8, 2009.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
In addition to a breathtaking flotilla of hundreds of human-powered boaters converging on the island from launch points throughout the region the region, this unique and free festival celebrates all that our waterfront could be. Festival highlights include delicious food from local vendors, exciting bands, harbor tours on a variety of historic and educational vessels, kayaking and fishing opportunities, car-free biking, water-themed children's activities, a Waterfront Action Information Fair, and more!
Last year over seven thousand people took part in City of Water Day. This year they expect even larger crowds. To make the day a success, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance needs close to 200 enthusiastic volunteers to help with everything from greeting attendees as they arrive on the island, to organizing our Waterfront Advocacy Teach-In, to helping wrangle in canoes and kayaks as they arrive.
On Thursday, June 11th at 7pm the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is hosting an Information Session for prospective City of Water Day volunteers. Please join them, bring your friends, and be a part of this one-of-a-kind celebration!
What: City of Water Day Festival Volunteer Information Meeting
When: June 11, 7pm
Where: 457 Madison Ave. 4th Floor, NY, NY
The City of Water Day Festival takes place on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 from 10am to 4pm, but some volunteer tasks begin as early as 8am and end as late at 7pm. Follow the City of Water Day Festival at:www.cityofwaterday.org
The combined Public Information Session and Scoping Meeting will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Dibner Building’s Pfizer Auditorium, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 between 3.00PM and 6.00PM (afternoon session) and between 7.00PM and 10.00PM (evening session), during which the public will be provided with information included in the DSD and an opportunity to comment on the scope of the Draft EIS (DEIS). NYSDOT personnel will be available at the Scoping Meeting and Public Information Session to answer questions concerning the project and proposed scope of the DEIS.
Please contact Adam Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the New York State Department of Transportation for general questions regarding the project.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This ferry is something that Senator Squadron has long requested to better connect the Brooklyn Waterfront with the rest of New York Harbor, and we hope that you will be able to celebrate with him at the ferry's innaugural launch this Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am, at Fulton Ferry Landing.
The ferry will leave Fulton Ferry Landing every hour, every Saturday when there is programming scheduled for Governor's Island. It will stop at Governor's Island and Battery Park in Manhattan. Please visit www.govisland.com for a full schedule...
...and please join Senator Squadron and other community members to celebrate the first launch this Saturday at 11:00!
Brooklyn Office Director
State Senator Daniel Squadron