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November 11, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Continue to check this page for the latest updates related to BGI operations and program changes due to the Coronavirus outbreak in New York City. Please also follow @BKGreenway and…

September 24, 2020

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Launches 2020 Waterfront Challenge

131-mile road race supports development of green space and mobility in the borough Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) announces today the start of the 2020 Brooklyn Waterfront Challenge, a running and…

September 22, 2020

Life Cycle of an Urban Meadow: The Naval Cemetery Landscape in Four Seasons

Photos and text by NCL Associate, Hagan Knauth.   Plants that are native to a particular region (New England, for example) have developed a stable, resilient, and energy efficient system…

August 26, 2020

BGI Launches Collaborative Impact Study of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

Consortium of city agencies and community groups initiate data-driven study to ensure sustainable, equitable development of the Greenway  Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) announced today the launch of a comprehensive User…

July 27, 2020

Birding Along Brooklyn’s Waterfront: An Interview with Heather Wolf

When we think about our neighbors here in Brooklyn, we tend to think of the stoop sitters, domino players, and bodega owners. But there are large populations of other smaller…

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…

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