January 28, 2011

Greenway Open House

Stop by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s office for our monthly open house on Thursday, September 8th, and find out what’s in store for this spring along the greenway! We are always looking for new volunteers, and we’re also happy to answer questions and meet our neighbors. BGI’s office is located at 145 Columbia Street, between Kane and… more

January 27, 2011

Greenway Clean-Ups: Columbia Street

Our monthly clean-ups continue along the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Please join us on Saturday, September 10th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Tools and gloves provided, all ages welcome! Columbia Street: Meet at BGI’s office, 145 Columbia Street between Kane & Degraw. *Weather Update* In case of rain, please call BGI’s office at 718.522.0193 after… more

January 27, 2011

Brooklyn Navy Yard on a Bicycle

Brooklyn Navy Yard on a Bicycle: Getting a Handle on Sustainability Sunday, September 18th 1:45PM   Pedal along with us and learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including the nation’s first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, and other new buildings certified by the US Green… more

January 14, 2011

National Park Service Announces Community-Based Projects for 2011

The National Park Service recently announced the 240 Community-Based Projects that it will assist during 2011. One of the six projects in New York State is the Jamaica Bay Greenway, for which the local project partner is Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. The project goal is to complete a continuous waterfront around Jamaica Bay for non-motorized users, such… more

January 13, 2011

Youth Bike Summit Starts Tomorrow!

An invitation from our friends at Recycle-A-Bicycle: Youth Bike Summit Bike Community Joins Forces to Empower Youth WHEN:          Friday, January 14th  to  Sunday, January 16th WHERE:        The New School, Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION: NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan DESCRIPTION: The 1st annual Youth Bike Summit is a… more

January 13, 2011

Save the Date! Columbia Waterfront Park Visioning Meeting on February 2nd

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association, and your neighbors as we begin the visioning for a new public open space on Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw Streets. When the Van Brunt Street reconstruction and the Gowanus Flushing Tunnel construction are complete, the 80-ft deep area on the west side of Columbia Street is… more

January 11, 2011

Columbia Waterfront Park Visioning Meeting

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association, and your neighbors as we begin the visioning for a new public open space on Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw Streets. When the Van Brunt Street reconstruction and the Gowanus Flushing Tunnel construction are complete, the 80-ft deep area on the west side of Columbia Street is… more

January 5, 2011

No Clean-Up, Due to Snow

Once again, our monthly greenway clean-up will be postponed, as there is still a layer of snow covering the area adjacent to the Columbia Street segment. Please join us for our next clean-up on Saturday, March 12th, at 10:00AM Questions? Contact Brian at bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org.

January 5, 2011

No Clean-Up, Due to Snow

BGI’s monthly Columbia Street Greenway Clean-Up, which usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month, has been CANCELLED for January due to remaining snow along the greenway route. Please join us at next month’s clean-up, currently scheduled for Saturday, February 12th, 10:00AM. Happy New Year!