Environmental Justice & Health

The industrial history of Greenpoint and Williamsburg is bound to North Brooklyn's environmental challenges. Currently our work focuses on air quality, legacy toxins, toxic sites (like Superfunds & Brownfields), and trash & waste.


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Meeker Avenue Plume Superfund Site

In March 2022, after 15 years of investigation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Meeker Avenue Plume was elevated to the…

Indoor Air Monitoring

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. While the quality of indoor air is influenced by outdoor air, there are a number…

Air Quality

Sites of Concern: Air Quality Monitoring

The continued presence of industrial facilities and busy roads in our neighborhood and a growing population has meant that increasingly, traditionally polluting sites are located…

Trash & Waste

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…

Air Quality

Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

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…

Legacy Toxins

Strengthening Our Common Ground: Lead in Soil in Greenpoint

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…


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Indoor Air Quality Workshop

Saturday April 29, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
76 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Join North Brooklyn Neighbors for a free workshop to learn about indoor air quality and what you can do to improve the air in your…

Tenants Rights Workshop: Meeker Avenue Plume Investigation

Thursday May 25, 2023
5:30-7:30 pm
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

What are your rights as a tenant in an environmental justice area like the Meeker Avenue Plume Superfund Site? Join St. Nicks Alliance to learn: Participate…

Vapor Intrusion Workshop

Thursday March 9, 2023
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue

or online via Zoom

Join Lenny Siegel, Executive Director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight for a workshop on vapor intrusion. As the Environmental Protection Agency begins work…

NuHart State Superfund Community Meeting

Thursday February 16, 2023
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, Council Member Lincoln Restler, State Senator Kristen Gonzalez, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Office of Environmental Remediation, Madison…

News & Media

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Recap: 2.16.23 NuHart Community Meeting

February 27, 2023

On February 16, 2023 North Brooklyn Neighbors cohosted a community meeting with Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, State Senator Kristen Gonzalez, Council Member Lincoln Restler, the…

NuHart: Public Comment Period Open through August 23, 2022

July 13, 2022

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting public comment on proposed actions to address the Former NuHart East site (#C224287) within New…

Recap: 6.21.22 NuHart Community Meeting

June 22, 2022

On June 21, 2022 North Brooklyn Neighbors cohosted a community meeting with Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, Council Member Lincoln Restler, the New York State Department…

North Brooklyn Bag Swap 2022

May 31, 2022

In 2020, we ran a reusable bag drive and in 2022 we are doing it again! Throughout the month of June, we are partnering with…