Park stewardship in Greenpoint revs up with Trans-Am friends groups

On Thursday, December 1, OSA’s Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program rolled out friends groups for Transmitter Park and American Playground. With 45 people in attendance, and nearly 20 others who expressed interest, but couldn’t attend, these two new friends groups are off to a fast start! Thank you to all who attended! Thanks to Barbara Vetell,…

Hooray! City acquires land for full 27-acre Bushwick Inlet Park!

City acquires last parcel of land needed for full 27-acre park Yesterday, the de Blasio administration reached an agreement to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site for $160 million, giving the City control of the full 27-acre footprint of the proposed Bushwick Inlet Park and making good on the City’s commitment to the people of Williamsburg…

Garden with us in Transmitter Park!

Join us as we return to the butterfly garden for a second volunteer day of this summer to learn more about native plants and plant care. We will take a walk with a horticulturalist to identify intentional and spontaneous plants across the butterfly garden, and learn about their uses and benefits for the environment and…

Transmitter Park Volunteer Day

Our Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program in Transmitter kicks off at 10 am on Saturday, July 23, in the garden by the Greenpoint Avenue entrance. Volunteers will have an opportunity to walk through the garden to learn about the native, common, and invasive plants found in the garden, and then apply their new skills and knowledge…

de Blasio Makes $100 Million Offer for Final Piece of Bushwick Inlet Park

June 10, 2016: Yesterday, the de Blasio administration announced that it has made an offer of $100 million to acquire an 11-acre waterfront property that is the final parcel of land necessary to build out the full 27 acres of parkland for Bushwick Inlet Park. The offer is another important milestone for OSA’s partner, the…

North Brooklynites Celebrate Parks and El Puente

On Wednesday, June 1, OSA held its 5th Annual Party for the Parks at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Over 300 champions of the North Brooklyn parks movement gathered to celebrate parks and honor Luis Garden Acosta and Frances Lucerna, the founders of El Puente. Party-goers mingled, enjoyed drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, listened and danced to the saboroso sounds…

Concerts by Brian Wilson and Kacey Musgraves Benefit North Brooklyn Parks

OSA was delighted to be the beneficiary of two benefit concerts as part of the Northside Festival. On Saturday, June 11,crossover country star Kacey Musgraves and indie-rock hero Conor Oberst played for North Brooklyn parks! Then, on Sunday, June 12, legendary Beach Boys’ songwriter Brian Wilson celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark pop album Pet Sounds and the North Brooklyn parks movement….

Greenpoint Parks Coordinator Joins OSA

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) is pleased to announce that Konstancja Maleszyńska has joined the park conservancy as the Greenpoint Parks Project Coordinator. The position, which is a new one, will be responsible for creating a sustainable parks stewardship program in the neighborhood through outreach, recruitment, volunteer and education programming.     A lifelong volunteer, Konstancja has invaluable local experience doing parks outreach. In the…