Opening of Bushwick Inlet Pop-Up Park

On May 26th, Bushwick Inlet Pop Up Park had its opening day. While the 50 Kent section of the Bushwick Inlet Park goes into the development phase, NYC Parks has created a temporary grassy lawn. 1.8 acres of lush green open space is available to the public on Kent Avenue between N11th and N12th Streets…

50 Kent Scoping Meeting

On June 4th, North Brooklynites gathered to give their input on the Bushwick Inlet Park expansion. It’s been 13 years and counting since the rezoning of the waterfront and the commitment of a 27-acre park by the City. Many came to the Public Visioning Session sponsored by the NYC Parks Department to share their wants,…

Opening Day at Domino Park

Six more acres of parkland are now open to the public in North Brooklyn! On land that was once home to the Domino Sugar Refinery, a new quarter-mile long park opened on Sunday, June 10th. Extending from Grand Street to South 5th Street, the park is situated right on the waterfront in the Williamsburg neighborhood….

Community Committee Meeting at Ainslie St Senior Center

On May 16, rain could not stop over 40 parkies from convening to discuss the state of North Brooklyn’s parks. OSA provided an update on capital projects in the neighborhood. Lisa Bloodgood of Newtown Creek Alliance shared the Newtown Creek Visioning Plan and opportunities for over 35 acres of new parkland along the creek! OSA…

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Seminar Series

Following Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of funding for two new stages of development at Bushwick Inlet Park (BIP), NYC Parks is planning hearings in 2018 to set the future of the 50 Kent Ave and Motiva parcels at BIP. To help plan for that, FBIP presented a series of community seminars on the history of…

Box Street Park Scoping Meeting

On Thursday, April 5, over 80 Greenpointers turned out for our partner NYC Parks’ community input meeting for the design of Box Street Park, which is slated to open in 2019. Community members broke into 6 groups. Each group collaborated on design ideas, developed a list of priorities and reported to the meeting attendees. Brooklyn Borough Commissioner…

Domino Park Opens Sunday!

Six more acres of new parkland are coming to the neighborhood this Sunday, June 10! On Opening Day, enjoy live performances, music, food trucks, sports & games, yoga and salsa dancing When: Sunday, June 10, 12pm – 4pm.  Rain or shine! Where: Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino Sugar Refinery Site. Enter at Kent Avenue and Grand Street,…

Cooper Park Has Some Very Good Friends!

Our newest partner Friends of Cooper Park held its inaugural meeting on November 13. Park advocates identified key short- and long-term goals like keeping the park cleaner and bringing back a farmers market. St. Nicks Alliance hosted the meeting while Partnerships for Parks and OSA staff facilitated. With discussions of potential new developments at the…

OSA Annual Town Hall Gathers Parks Leaders

On November 2, 51 parks advocates, OSA Board Chair Mike Arnot, OSA Board Member and Community Community Chair Ward Dennis and North Brooklyn Parks Administrator Mary Salig participated in OSA’s annual Town Hall at McCarren Play Center. The parks leaders fielded questions about a variety of topics including progress on Newtown Barge Park and Box…

McCarren Field Day

Over forty local athletes competed in Friends of McCarren’s first ever Field Day on September 10, braving an obstacle course of cones, police barricades, long kicks and hula hoops. In a true team spirit, nearly thirty New York Road Runners volunteers joined to help coordinate the event – and take on the obstacle course challenge….

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