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July 10, 2020

Have you seen the new signs on the Greenway?

New York City entered phase 3 of reopening this week, and as the city works to find a new-normal, BGI is working tirelessly to close gaps in the route and…

July 8, 2020

BGI and Greenpoint residents Open Up West Street

BGI and Greenpoint residents opened up West Street from Quay to Greenpoint Avenue last weekend as part of NYC’s Open Streets program. The stretch will be open from 10 AM…

June 22, 2020

Why Plant Natives? The Ecological Importance of Native Species

by Hagan Knauth, NCL Associate   When you add native plants to your garden, you are directly benefiting the survival of native animal species, some of which may be threatened…

June 20, 2020

Meet the Native Bees of NYC!

The Naval Cemetery Landscape is home to dozens of native bee species, butterflies, dragonflies, and various other pollinating insects. The Landscape’s design incorporates nectar rich annuals and native perennials, creating…

June 17, 2020

BGI joins the Regional Plan Association’s Call for 425-Mile Connected and Protected Five Borough Bikeway

New report urges New York City to immediately begin building citywide network of protected bicycle lanes as part of COVID-19 recovery, and offers blueprint to implement bicycle lanes faster with…

June 4, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) stands in solidarity with our neighbors in Brooklyn, throughout New York City, and around our country demanding reflection and reform, and the reparations needed to end…

May 28, 2020

2020 Greenway Ride Update

The Greenway Ride presented by Citibike was originally scheduled for May 31st, 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, BGI needed to postpone the event to…

May 18, 2020

Gowanus Greenway Connector Letter to New York City Department of Transportation

BGI is working tirelessly to close gaps on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to provide Brooklynites with a protected and connected bike network and a safe alternative to private cars and crowded public…

May 11, 2020

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway as a Resiliency Solution

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway provides countless benefits. The route gives communities access to the waterfront, parks and open spaces, job centers, and cultural and entertainment corridors — all of which…

April 24, 2020

BGI’s Statement in Support of Proposed Open Streets Bill

Statement in Support of Int 1933 To the City Council Committee on Transportation Submitted by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Executive Director Terri Carta April 24, 2020 Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is…

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