November 11, 2014

BGI’s West Street Watershed Stormwater Project Proposal Selected for Greenpoint Community Preferencing Event

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BGI is pleased to announce that a proposal submitted to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) entitled “West Street Watershed Stormwater Project” has been selected for inclusion in the Greenpoint Community Preferencing events to be held on November 20th & 22nd. The West Street Watershed Stormwater Project  proposes to design and install 54 right-of-way bioswales and greenstreets covering 4,845 sq…. more

July 30, 2014

BGI Gallery Closing Reception: Alan F. Beck

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Join us at the BGI Gallery this Thursday, July 31st from 6:00PM-9:00PM! The Art of Alan F. Beck Surreal Visions and a Bit of Whimsey There is a close relationship between surrealism and fantasy. They both expand worlds beyond existing realities. Alan F. Beck has been an artist, designer and illustrator for over 30 years doing… more

June 11, 2014

Register Today for the Epic Ride on July 27th!

Registration is now open for the Epic Ride on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and partners for a 40-mile bike ride along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfronts. Starting in Williamsburg and finishing at Rockaway Beach, the route showcases the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway…. more

June 10, 2014

Get Your Tickets for New Views 2014!

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  New Views 2014: Brooklyn Surf & Turf & Earth is Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s annual summer benefit, celebrating newly accessible locations along the Brooklyn waterfront. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 6PM-10PM, with an after-party continuing until 11:30PM. New Views 2014 marks the 10-year anniversary of BGI’s incorporation as a… more

December 3, 2013

Lululemon Volunteers Plant 1,000 Daffodil Bulbs!

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On November 19th, staff from Lululemon Athletica’s Smith Street store took part in a corporate volunteer day at BGI’s Adopt-a-Highway site at the junction of Atlantic Avenue, Columbia Street and Furman Street. Employees helped beautify the site by planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs, and we can’t wait to see the flowers in bloom in the spring!… more

September 27, 2013

CB2 Transportation Committee Backs Flushing Avenue Greenway

The CB2 Transportation Committee voted unanimously to endorse NYC DOT’s $8 million plan to build the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway on Flushing Avenue along the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The design presented by engineering consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff calls for the curb to be extended streetward so both the bike and pedestrian paths will be out of the… more

September 27, 2013

Tish James, Steve Levin, Brad Lander and Lew Fidler Complete the Funding for Naval Cemetery Landscape

BGI has secured the balance of funding to construct the Naval Cemetery Landscape, pictured here, with a total of $882,000 in City Council capital funding. The site is on the Williamsburg Street West segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, between Kent and Flushing Avenues and the new landscape will help convert a formerly gritty stretch… more

September 10, 2013

BGI Gallery Opening: Thurs, Sept 12! Brooklyn Stacked & Sorted: New Collage by Rich Garr

Brooklyn Stacked & Sorted: New Collages by Rich Garr

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery announces the opening of Brooklyn Stacked & Sorted: New Collage by Rich Garr. BGI Gallery hosts quarterly art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Rich Garr is an artist, educator, and cultural historian living in the Windsor Terrace… more

August 15, 2013

Brooklyn Greenway Half: Sunday, October 20

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Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), in partnership with South Brooklyn Running Club, is pleased to announce the Brooklyn Greenway Half – the first half marathon exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Brooklyn Greenway Half will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Starting and finishing in Williamsburg, this intimate run will highlight BGI’s progress in achieving… more

July 19, 2013

Greenway Will Reach Valentino Pier by Year-End

Van Brunt Street Class 1 Segment

Two new segments of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway are being built, connecting from the well-used Columbia Street segment and extending the greenway deep into Red Hook: The Van Brunt Street Class 1 segment is now being constructed. The curb that will separate the bikeway from the vehicular traffic can be seen in the photo at the… more