As the L train’s shutdown looms closer, one elected official wants a solution to what is soon to be a nightmare of a commute.
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol penned a letter to the MTA requesting increased G train service immediately.
“The impending L line shutdown will certainly cause headaches for many riders, but providing them with increased service on the G line will do wonders to proactively alter their ridership patterns,” Lentol wrote.
A 2013 line review of the train determined that the G functions as a “feeder and distributor line,” which means many riders take it just to transfer to another train. As a result, riders have experienced long wait times.
“If you ride the G during rush hour, I am sure you have thought to yourself, ‘sardines have it better than G line riders,” he said.
Greenpoint is celebrating its veterans again this year with a parade for those who sacrificed for our country.
On Sunday, May 29, the Veterans Memorial Parade will pay tribute to locals who were part of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Gulf War and the War on Terror.
The event will begin at St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post #1771, located at 519 Leonard Street, starting at 9 a.m. The parade then moves along Manhattan Avenue to St. Anthony St. Alphonsus, about an eight-block walk. There, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated.
After the mass, the parade starts up again and ends back at the American Legion Post.
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is hosting a Greenpoint Development Meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Polish & Slavic Center, located at 176 Java Street, to update the community on a slew of projects.
Attendees will hear from Councilman Stephen Levin, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the city Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) and representatives from the following projects: West Street project, Greenpoint Landing and the NuHart State Superfund.
NAG will be providing updates about the upcoming public comment process for the NuHart State Superfund site, which has now reached the Feasibility Study (FS) stage of the Superfund process. The FS is currently under review by state officials.
Stay involved in these important projects and bring questions to the meeting tonight!
To learn more, check out the Facebook event page here.
Radoslaw Suchowolak, a real estate investment manager at Investors Bank, has been elected to the Board of Managers of the Greenpoint YMCA. According to the board’s president, Paul Pullo, Suchowolak joined on May 10.
The Greenpoint Y will introduce Suchowolak to the entire board at their next meeting on Wednesday, May 25.
Suchowolak has worked as a volunteer at soup kitchens, Outreach and walks and brings opportunities for grants and scholarships to YMCA activities.
“Rad will indeed be a fine addition to our board,” said Kendall Charter, executive director of the Greenpoint YMCA. “We are excited to have him on board.”
Suchowolak joins the rest of the board, which now include: Paul Pullo, Gina Argento, Frank Carbone, Roseanne Antonucci, Peter Cruz, La-Asia Hundley, Michael Kawochka, Megan King, Stuart Leffler, Michael McKenna, Rama Mukhopadhyay, Alexander Ore, Dr. Charles Ptak, Christina Pullo, Walter Sanchez, Craig Shillitto, Miriam Sy-Gorski, Heidi Shea Springer and Scott Stedman.
One of the biggest issues in Greenpoint and North Brooklyn is what locals call Bushwick Inlet Park, located on Franklin Avenue near N14th Street. It’s a 28-acre stretch of land on that the Greenpoint waterfront that was a negotiated deal between the community and the City of New York.
The negotiation came at a time when then-Mayor Michael Michael Bloomberg had thought the city would get the Olympics, therefore needing this area to host some events.
A decade later, there is no park.
Although the protests have been on the down low since late last summer, the issue will soon be heating up. It continues to be a defining issue among Greenpoint residents.