July 27, 2015

The Epic Ride was Nothing Less Than Epic

On July 25th, over 1,400 riders took the 40-mile trip along the waterfront’s edge from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach, all laced with green Epic Ride wristbands. Our travelers trickled into our Greenpoint start line in groups and before we knew it the Newtown Barge Playground was filled teams of bikes and helmets! In prep for the ride, Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee… more

February 17, 2015

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

January 9, 2015

Borough President Eric Adams Releases Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Stormwater Management Plan


Borough President Eric Adams announced a plan developed by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on January 13th, 2015 to prevent up to half a billion gallons of stormwater from entering the combined sewer system annually. This will contribute to a dramatic reduction in the release of raw sewage into the East River and New York Harbor during heavy storms…. more

December 11, 2014


November 11, 2014

BGI’s West Street Watershed Stormwater Project Proposal Selected as recipient of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

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!


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