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.
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)
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.
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.
- 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.