Topic

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.

Projects

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Legacy Toxins

Sites of Concern: Public Spaces Soil Testing

Over the years, soil testing has continually found high levels of lead in North Brooklyn soils. In order to get a deeper understanding of the…

Toxic Sites

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…

Air Quality

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…

Events

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Soil Testing at WYNC Transmitter Park

When
Sunday May 5, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where
Greenpoint Avenue street end

In collaboration with the Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park, North Brooklyn Neighbors will be offering soil testing at Transmitter Park on Sunday, May 5 from…

Air Monitor Lending Program Info Session

When
Saturday April 13, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Interested in learning how to test your home’s air quality? Join North Brooklyn Neighbors and HabitatMap to learn about Greenpoint Library’s air monitor lending program. At this…

Indoor Air Quality Workshop

When
Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11222

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

NuHart State Superfund Community Meeting

When
Thursday February 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where
Zoom

North Brooklyn Neighbors will be hosting a virtual community meeting Thursday, February 15 in coordination with the offices of Council Member Restler, Assembly Member Gallagher,…

News & Media

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NBN Comments on NuHart’s Proposed ROD Amendment

May 16, 2024

In February 2024, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) and Madison Realty Capital (MRC), announced to the community that they were making…

Recap: 2.15.24 NuHart Community Meeting

February 20, 2024

On February 15, 2024 North Brooklyn Neighbors hosted a community meeting and were joined by the offices of Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, State Senator Kristen…

Recap: 10.10.23 NuHart Community Meeting

October 12, 2023

On October 10, 2023 North Brooklyn Neighbors hosted a community meeting and were joined by the offices of Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, State Senator Kristen…

Recap: 6.26.23 NuHart Community Meeting

June 29, 2023

On June 26, 2023 North Brooklyn Neighbors cohosted a community meeting with Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, State Senator Kristen Gonzalez, Council Member Lincoln Restler, Congresswoman…