BGI Gallery Opens 2014 Season With Thomas J. Hagen’s Paintings

March 17, 2014

Thomas J. Hagen postcard image

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is pleased to announce the first exhibit of the 2014 season at the BGI Gallery. Paintings: Sights Unknown will feature the oil paintings of Thomas J. Hagen, a long-time Brooklyn resident. Thomas Hagen’s oil paintings are a combination of the real and…

Lululemon Volunteers Plant 1,000 Daffodil Bulbs!

December 3, 2013


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…

CB2 Transportation Committee Backs Flushing Avenue Greenway

September 27, 2013

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…

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…

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

September 10, 2013

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…

Brooklyn Greenway Half: Sunday, October 20

August 15, 2013

SBRC photo by Alan Tansey

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…

Greenway Will Reach Valentino Pier by Year-End

July 19, 2013

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…

Bikeable Cobblestones Coming to Water Street

July 18, 2013

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The reconstruction of Water Street in DUMBO and Vinegar Hill is in the design phase. Water Street is the southbound greenway route through these communities. Plymouth Street will be the northbound segment. The Water Street segment is a nearly $20 million capital project that involves…

BGI Members Enjoy Spring Tour of Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

May 23, 2013

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On Saturday, May 18th, a group of BGI members took an insider’s bicycle tour along the northern 10 miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, which included a loop inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Milton Puryear, BGI Co-Founder, highlighted some of the recently implemented sections of…

BGI Hosts Greenway Discussion for Jane’s Walk NYC

May 17, 2013

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On Sunday, May 5th, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) board members Michael Porto and Milton Puryear led a walk and conversation along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This event was part of The Municipal Art Society’s annual series of Jane’s Walk NYC programs throughout…