November 2, 2010

FIND Your Way to the Greenway…for a Party on Thursday, November 4th!

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is excited to partner with FIND Home Furnishings for their 2nd annual fall benefit party to support the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. At the November 4th event, Council Members Brad Lander and Steve Levin will be recognized for securing BGI’s first City Council funding. Get your tickets today!

“I am pleased to support the Brooklyn Greenway, which will be not just a recreational resource for joggers, walkers and bikers alike, but a key neighborhood revitalization tool and important piece of transportation infrastructure in our waterfront communities,” said Council Member Lander.

Waste Management will also be thanked for its generous support of BGI’s ongoing monthly stewardship programs, as well as for funding a special native grass restoration project. This restoration, at BGI’s Adopt-a-Highway site adjacent to the Williamsburg Street West segment of the greenway, took place in partnership with the Horticultural Society of New York’s Green Team.

Rachel Amar, Director of Community Relations for Waste Management, said “As the company that thinks ‘green’, Waste Management is proud to support the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and to support environmental restoration projects in our neighborhoods.”

All greenway supporters are invited to join the party on Thursday, November 4th, 6:00-9:00PM. There will be plenty of room to spread out and raise spirits and funds for the Greenway over drinks & food from local restaurants, including Alma, 5 Burro, Lilla Cafe, Fort Defiance, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Rocky Sullivan’s, Union Market, Six Point Craft Ales, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and Nine Cakes along with live jazz music from Hot Johnsons in FIND’s expansive 10,000 square foot showroom at 9th Street and the Gowanus Canal. 

Don’t miss your chance to win one of many raffle items from local businesses, including FIND, Bar Tano, Brooklyn Winery, Red Hook Lobster Pound, RICE, Rolling Orange Bikes, Massage Therapy by Gerald Pulis, Ground Up Designers, S Clubs Fitness Spa & Lifestyle, New York Water Taxi, Circle Line Downtown, Water Taxi Beach, Bike and Roll NYC and Urban Oyster, all while supporting the ongoing implementation and stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. 

BGI thanks its major event sponsors, including aptsandlofts.com, Con Edison, FIND Home Furnishings and Industry City Associates. Additional sponsorship provided by Brooklyn Bridge Realty, Cozen O’Connor and Waste Management. 

Tickets ($25 per person, or $40 for two) are available at www.brooklyngreenway.org

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14 mile, off-street, landscaped route for cyclists and pedestrians from Greenpoint through Sunset Park. Public benefits will include increased waterfront access, more diverse transportation and active recreation options, and increased economic development. Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit organization planning for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and its long-term stewardship. This year, BGI has co-sponsored two series of community planning workshops with the New York City Department of Transportation, all part of the process to develop a Master Plan for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

For more information about this event, contact Brian McCormick at bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org.