All of Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s dog owners can now finally rejoice after park officials opened up a dog run at East River State Park.
The dog run will be an enclosed space where your dog can run, play, exercise and mingle with other dogs. Councilman Stephen Levin allocated money to this facility as part of his participatory budgeting process a few years ago, and the state Parks and Recreation department followed through.
Now you can take your dog for a morning run, enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront and have a great time!
It’s hard to believe that 110 years ago, the Greenpoint YMCA was born.
In 1887, the Y opened a storefront location on Greenpoint Avenue. In 1903, the Greenpoint Y joined up with the Brooklyn YMCA Association because they needed a larger facility to serve the Greenpoint community.
In 1906, the Y broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot lot on Meserole Avenue and Larimer Street. You may recognize the building today because it’s the same facility.
At the time, the building contained a restaurant, four bowling lanes, a swimming pool, a gym and locker room and showers for boys and men.
Fast forward 110 years, and the Greenpoint YMCA is still serving the families of northern Brooklyn, more than 10,000 people each year to be exact.
Please join us in wishing the Greenpoint YMCA a happy 110th birthday!
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is having a fundraiser later tonight. Here’s a chance for you to celebrate the summer with your neighbors, eat good food, jam out to some music and have a great time, all while enjoying a beautiful view.
Tomorrow, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be conducting its usual maintenance, including cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and trusses on the Williamsburg Bridge. One lane on the outer roadway will be closed a a time.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Gardens Community Center gym, the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and local elected officials are hosting a tenant resource fair.
It’s a chance for residents to get information on their rights and responsibilities, housing code violations, housing court, protections under the New York State rent stabilization laws, harassment protection, discrimination and more.
For those who have asked, “Where is our park?” for the last decade, the answer may be coming soon.
The de Blasio administration made an offer to acquire the land, currently owned by CitiStorage, for a whopping $100 million. Federal, state and local elected officials gathered last weekend to urge the company to take the deal.
“You are recognized in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities as being philanthropic, as caring about open space, and as giving back to the community at large,” writes Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen to CitiStorage in an open letter. “As such we hope that you will partner with the city and accept this very generous offer so we can work, together, making this important park – which the community has been advocating for decades – a reality.”