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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…

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.

Global to Local: Environmental Justice Today

January 5, 2021

Environmental justice is finally becoming a more widely recognized area of concern locally, statewide, nationally and international. Here’s a look at some of things to…

Coming Soon: Ranked-Choice Voting

December 8, 2020

The next time you go to the polls to vote in a local election you’ll need to rank your choices. Back in November 2019, New…

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A Library Opens In Greenpoint: The Interview

October 27, 2020

The Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center of the Brooklyn Public Library opened its doors with a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, October 20, 2020! NBN’s…

Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Keep Ozone Standard

September 29, 2020

In August 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency, after a statutory review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for primary (health-based) and secondary (environment-based)…

ELI featured in Brooklyn Paper

September 17, 2020

Our new interactive environmental mapping tool, ELI, was featured in Brooklyn Paper. In the piece, NBN executive director Anthony Buissereth shared the purpose of the…

River Street Project – Two Trees’ Responds

July 7, 2020

Earlier this year, NBN hosted a community meeting about Two Trees’ River Street Master Plan, a development plan for two waterfront parcels formerly owned by…

Open 50 Kent

June 15, 2020

North Brooklyn Neighbors joins with residents to demand the 50 Kent, part of Bushwick Inlet Park, be opened by the city. The 1.8-acre space is…

NBN #SaveOurCompost City Council Testimony

May 21, 2020

North Brooklyn Neighbors submitted testimony to the City Council in response to the FY2021 executive budget’s proposed cuts to the organic recycling program. Please find…

Comments Nassau Works MGP Site

May 11, 2020

In February 2020, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released a proposed remedial action plan (PRAP) for the Nassau Works MGP site located at the…

Response to City Cuts to Organics Recycling

April 28, 2020

The City is suspending curbside organics collection on May 4, 2020 for at least 14 months further dismantling its organics recycling efforts. We call on…

Comments on the National Grid Rate Case (19-01093)

April 20, 2020

North Brooklyn Neighbors submitted comments to the Public Service Commission (PSC) in opposition to National Grid’s proposed rate increase for customers in Brooklyn and Queens….

Comments on the Former Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish Co. Brownfield

March 30, 2020

In February 2020, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft remedial action work plan (RAWP) for the Former Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish…

Comments on Newtown Creek Superfund OU2 Proposal

March 3, 2020

In late 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed plan which recommends no further action to reduce the volume of combined sewer…

Recap: River Street Community Meeting

February 18, 2020

Over 100 community members attended a meeting on February 13th at The Williamsburg Hotel about Two Tree Management’s proposed River Street Master Plan, a development plan…

Idling Diaries: Part 2

January 7, 2020

Lael Goodman, our environmental justice program manager, shares her experience reporting truck and bus idling in North Brooklyn via the city’s Idling Complaint System. After…

North Brooklyn Bag Swap

January 3, 2020

Beginning March 1, 2020, plastic bags will be banned at most stores in New York State. To help ensure that Greenpoint and Williamsburg are prepared…

Idling Diaries: Part 1

December 17, 2019

Lael Goodman, our environmental justice program manager, shares her experience reporting truck and bus idling in North Brooklyn via the city’s Idling Complaint System. I…

Commercial Waste Zones – Passed!

November 4, 2019

For years, NYC has been operating with a private waste carting system that many have likened to the Wild West. While garbage, recycling, and compost…

How To: Report Vehicle Idling

October 8, 2019

It is illegal for commercial trucks, vans, and passenger buses in NYC to idle for more than three minutes, with certain exceptions.* If you document…

Recap: Petroleum Vapors Town Hall

June 13, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th North Brooklyn Neighbors hosted a community town hall. The town hall featured a moderated panel discussion and a Q&A with community…

NuHart Plastics Developer Offers Tepid Response to Community Concerns

August 23, 2018

All Year Management responds to a June letter written by NAG and partners outlining community concerns regarding the impending development of the NuHart Plastics Superfund…

Residents Rally to Oppose School Built Next to Toxic Superfund Site

July 6, 2018

Sign our petition opposing the siting of a new school next to one of the most contaminated sites in all of Brooklyn and NYC. —…