Anthony Buissereth

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Soil Safety Basics: Lead in Soils Workshop

December 1, 2020

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…

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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)…

Town Hall: Understanding Cold, Flu and Allergy Season during COVID-19

September 29, 2020

Join us for a special virtual town hall about how to navigate cold, flu and allergy season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from pulmonologists who…

COVID-19, Colonialism & Environmental (In)Justice

September 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have galvanized people across the nation to take action towards a…

NYC Clean School Bus Coalition Launch

September 29, 2020

On Children’s Health Day, October 5th, join the virtual launch for the NYC School Bus coalition. NYC’s diesel school buses emit toxic air pollution that…

Brooklyn Heals Together

September 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted our lives, our neighbors, and our communities. It’s important that we pause and reflect so that we can honor…

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…

Pride Month Netflix Party

June 12, 2020

The Stonewall Rebellion was 51 years ago this month. One of its leaders, Marsha P. Johnson, is now memorialized as the namesake for state park…

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 #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…

Environmental Legacy & Improvements (ELI) Project

May 12, 2020

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…

ELI Story Map References

May 12, 2020

History City Planning Commission City of New York. “Chapter 7: Historic Resources.” Greenpoint-Williamsburg Rezoning EIS, Mar. 2005, www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/plans/greenpoint-williamsburg/gw_feis_ch_07.pdf Cobb, Geoff. “A History of Greenpoint Piers.”…

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…

Essentially Open

April 28, 2020

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…

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….

Earth Day Netflix Party

April 14, 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Join us at 8pm on Earth Day for a viewing of the sobering yet…

ELI Project Virtual Launch

April 13, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, May 6th for the launch of our mapping project ELI – Environmental Legacy & Improvements. For the past year, NBN –…

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…

Land Use & Public Space Working Group

February 14, 2020

On Monday, February 24th at Dupont Senior Housing the Land Use & Public Space Working Group will bring together neighbors to develop and advance grassroots…

River Street Community Meeting

January 23, 2020

Join us on Thursday, February 13th for a special community meeting at The Williamsburg Hotel about Two Trees Management’s proposed River Street Master Plan, a development…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group

January 6, 2020

On Thursday, January 30th at 6:30pm at the GreenDesk Williamsburg the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

November 4, 2019

On Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm at A/D/O the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to combat…

Land Use & Public Space Working Group Meeting

November 4, 2019

On Monday, November 25th at A/D/O the Land Use & Public Space Working Group will bring together neighbors to develop and advance grassroots community planning…

Rat Academy

October 16, 2019

North Brooklyn has a rat problem. In partnership with the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene learn about safe and effective methods for rat…

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…

Good Neighbor Initiative

September 18, 2019

The Good Neighbor Initiative aims to foster communication and cooperation between construction or development projects and the surrounding community. By proactively engaging in dialogue and…

25th Anniversary Gala & Party

September 10, 2019

On Thursday, October 17th at BIBA Williamsburg, we will celebrate a quarter-century of neighborhood advocacy at our 25th Anniversary Gala & Party. We anticipate an…

Idle Ca$h: Combatting Truck Idling

September 10, 2019

Did you know it is illegal in NYC for truck engines to run while parked for more than 3 minutes or more than 1 minute in…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

August 27, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th at the Dupont Senior Center, the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to…

Lead in Soils Explainer Video

August 13, 2019

Over the past few years, North Brooklyn Neighbors has worked to raise awareness and equip residents with tools to combat lead in soils. We’ve hosted…

We’re Seeking an Environmental Justice Fellow

July 16, 2019

We’re looking for an Environmental Justice Fellow! The Fellow will work closely with the Executive Director, staff and partners to fulfill commitments of Mapping Environmental…

NuHart Superfund Community Forum

July 12, 2019

The NYS DEC recently selected its remediation plan for the NuHart Superfund site. Learn about the Record of the Decision from our new technical advisors,…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

July 3, 2019

On Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30pm at PencilWorks the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to combat…

Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

June 24, 2019

In New York City, more than 10,000 school buses provide transportation for almost 150,000 students, the majority of whom have disabilities. However, many of these…

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…

Land Use & Public Space Working Group Meeting

June 4, 2019

On Tuesday, June 18th the Land Use & Public Space Working Group will bring together neighbors to develop and advance grassroots community planning that seeks…

Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop

May 31, 2019

On Saturday, June 15th at the McCarren Park Demonstration Garden, join us for three-hour workshop features experts that will help interpret your soil test results…

Strengthening Our Common Ground: Lead in Soil in Greenpoint

May 30, 2019

Elevated blood lead levels are serious health risks for children. In recent years, the city has worked to reduce the number of children with high…

Petroleum Vapors Town Hall

May 29, 2019

Greenpoint residents have smelled gasoline/petroleum vapors for months. Hear from state and city agencies about what they are doing to get to the bottom on…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

May 24, 2019

On Saturday, June 8th at the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about…

Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop

May 3, 2019

On Saturday, May 19th at the McCarren Park Demonstration Garden, join us for three-hour workshop features experts that will help interpret your soil test results…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

May 3, 2019

On Saturday, May 18th at the McCarren Park Demonstration Garden join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead…

Neighborhood Air Monitoring Initiative

May 1, 2019

North Brooklyn, particularly Williamsburg, has historically had some of the highest asthma rates in New York City. As a waste transfer hub, with the Brooklyn…

NuHart Superfund Site

April 30, 2019

In 2010, a former plastics manufacturing site in northern Greenpoint was classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a Class 2…

Commercial Waste Zones

April 29, 2019

North Brooklyn is home to an outsized share of waste transfer stations and other waste infrastructure. Trucks transporting commercial waste currently drive all over NYC…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

April 26, 2019

On Saturday, May 11th at the Greenpoint Reformed Church join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination…

Do You Smell That? Meeting to Combat Noxious Petroleum Fumes

April 25, 2019

Greenpoint residents of Freeman, Green and Huron Streets smell gasoline/petroleum vapors. If you live in this vicinity and are also affected we want to hear…

Jane’s Walk: From Industry to Luxury – Williamsburg

April 19, 2019

Tour surviving artifacts of Williamsburg’s industrial past, see how the neighborhood has transformed in this century, and consider the environmental issues that lie beneath. Ward…

Jane’s Walk: From Industry to Luxury – Greenpoint

April 19, 2019

Tour surviving artifacts of Greenpoint industrial past, see how the neighborhood has transformed in this century, and consider the environmental issues that lie beneath. Ward…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

April 17, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1st at The Park Church Co-op join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

April 16, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30th at P.S. 31 join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination in exposed…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to…

Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop

April 5, 2019

On Saturday, April 20th at the Kingsland Wildflower Center, join us for three-hour workshop features experts that will help interpret your soil test results and…

Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop

March 22, 2019

On Sunday, April 7th at the Kingsland Wildflower Center, join us for three-hour workshop features experts that will help interpret your soil test results and…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

March 14, 2019

On Thursday, March 28th at The Park Church Co-op join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

March 13, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27th at the Dupont Senior Center the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to…

Seeking Proposals for NuHart Technical Advisor

February 22, 2019

We are looking for a new Technical Advisor for the NuHart Superfund site. Read our request for proposals. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

February 22, 2019

On Saturday, March 9th at the Greenpoint Reformed Church join us for a workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination in exposed soils….

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

February 4, 2019

On Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30pm at Bushwick Inlet Park the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies…

NuHart East Public Comment Period Now Open

February 4, 2019

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is soliciting public comments for the Brownfield application and draft remediation plan for the NuHart East site. This is the…

NBN & Partners Comment on the NuHart Clean-Up Plan

November 19, 2018

North Brooklyn Neighbors joined with seven partner groups to submit comments to the NYS DEC about its proposed clean up plan for the from NuHart…

Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

November 2, 2018

On Saturday, May 11th at the Greenpoint Reformed Church join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination…

NuHart Comment-athon

October 30, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at Barley for an evening of community feedback on the NuHart Plastics PRAP.  We will help residents craft their…

NuHart Comment-athon

October 30, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at the Dupont Senior Center for an afternoon of community feedback on the NuHart Plastics PRAP.  We will help…

NuHart Comment-athon

October 10, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, October 24th at Threes @ Franklin + Kent for an evening of community feedback on the NuHart Plastics PRAP.  We will help…

NAG, GWAPP and CUFFH Joint Statement on the Impending Sale of Con Ed Waterfront Site

August 31, 2018

NAG, CUFFH below for details on the Con Ed waterfront site: Also, read Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer’s appeal to Con Ed.

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. —…

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