About

Don’t Mess with Brooklyn

Who We Are

North Brooklyn Neighbors is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving the Greenpoint and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn. Formed through the merger of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) with the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP), North Brooklyn Neighbors advances community-based solutions on issues of public space and the environment – through activism, education, and collaboration – to create a more just, healthy, and safe place to live and work.

History

Since 1994, North Brooklyn Neighbors (NBN) has made a difference in the lives of residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg by reclaiming the waterfront, advocating increased access to open space, combating pollution and legacy toxins, promoting community-centered land use, and empowering neighbors with important resources. (More coming soon)

Vision

We envision a community on the front line of climate and environmental justice that proactively prioritizes land use, public space, resilient infrastructure, and environmental health; and strengthens its diverse neighborhoods by providing resources, tools, and knowledge that promote positive change.

Mission

Our mission is to advance community-based solutions on issues of public space and the environment – through activism, education, and collaboration – to create a more just, healthy, and safe place to live and work.

Values

  • Effective advocacy that influences public policy and advances collective community voice.
  • Local decision-making and building community knowledge that connects residents with helpful resources.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders to solve complex community problems with deep and sustainable impacts.
  • Meaningful public engagement for community residents and stakeholders in matters of public interest.
  • Transparency as a foundation for building trust.
  • Inclusion of diverse constituencies of the community in our work and aim to model the fairness and justice that we want to see in the world.

Staff

Anthony Buissereth
Executive Director
Lael Goodman
Environmental Justice Program Manager

Board

Lisa Bloodgood
Co-Chairperson

Nicole De Feo
Co-Chairperson

Luke Ohlson
Vice Chairperson

Alice Shay
Secretary

Alan Minor
Treasurer

Caroline Bauer

Charlotte Binns

Ward Dennis

Roseann Henry

Felice Kirby

Ryan Kuonen

Mike Schade

Evan Thies