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North Brooklyn Neighbors

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and the Greenpoint Waterfront Alliance for Parks & Planning have joined forces to become North Brooklyn Neighbors.

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Advocacy

We focus on environmental and community planning issues to help North Brooklyn become more equitable, resilient and sustainable.

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Projects

Our work centers environmental justice & health, land use & public space, and transportation & infrastructure concerns and develops related tools and resources.

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Events

We often host workshops, town halls, information sessions, and other events that are open to the community.

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News & Media

Stay connected and up-to-date with our announcements, issue updates, statements  and other news.

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Our Work

Environmental Legacy & Improvements (ELI) Project

ELI is a tool for Greenpoint and Williamsburg community members to learn about the area’s industrial past, engage with current data, and collaborate with neighbors…

Essentially Open

Community mapping of Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses operating during the COVID-19 crisis in partnership with North Brooklyn Mutual Aid and BetaNYC. Submit your additions or…

Reducing Single-Use Plastic

As of March 1, 2020, plastic bags are banned at most stores in the state of New York. This regulation comes after years of advocacy…

News & Media

Statement of Solidarity

June 8, 2020

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day ignited a wave of protest that has grown into…

NBN Joins Coalition Supporting Improved Truck Standards

April 1, 2021

NBN joined with 29 partners – including Earthjustice, ALIGN, NYPLI, and NRDC, to submit comments to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation urging it to…

Wanted: Policy Fellow

March 30, 2021

NBN, in partnership with North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, El Puente, and Newtown Creek Alliance are the North Brooklyn Open Space Alliance and we’re looking for…

How-to Write Public Comments to DEC

February 2, 2021

North Brooklyn has many brownfields, contaminated sites that require remediation before being approved for use, and other sites that need environmental cleanup. The New York…

Letter to NYS Parks to Halt Work & Closing of Marsha P. Johnson State Park

January 15, 2021

The park born from community advocacy is slated for temporary closure with little community input. Read our letter to try to halt the plan.

Upcoming Events

Soil Safety Basics: Lead in Soils Workshop

When
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00pm
Where
Zoom
Register in advance for link

Learn ways to safely play, garden, and live in areas with elevated soil lead levels. At this hourlong workshop we will outline best practices and…

NBN Upstander Orientation

When
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
6:30 pm to 7:30pm
Where
Zoom
Register in advance for link

We’re introducing a new way for volunteers to be more deeply engaged in our work and provide greater benefits for the community. If you’re interested…

Candidates Forum for Brooklyn Borough President

When
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Where
Facebook Live

Who Will Lead Brooklyn To Learn Equitable Parks & Land Use? Join NBN, along with presenting sponsors Brooklyn Parks and Open Space Coalition (BPOC) and…

Who’s Vote? Your Vote! – A Council Candidates Forum

When
Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The North Brooklyn Open Space Coalition, comprised of NBN, El Puente, Newtown Creak Alliance, and North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, are hosting a city council forum…