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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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…

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…

Events

51 Results

Indoor Air Quality Workshop

When
Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:00 - 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 to 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,…

Soil Testing at McGolrick Park

When
Saturday November 4, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where
Russell Street & Nassau Ave

North Brooklyn Neighbors will be participating in the Fall Fest at McGolrick Park put on by the Friends of McGolrick Park on Saturday, November 4…

NuHart State Superfund Community Meeting

When
Tuesday October 10, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where
Zoom

North Brooklyn Neighbors will be hosting a virtual community meeting, in coordination with the offices of Assembly Member Gallagher, State Senator Gonzalez, Council Member Restler,…

News & Media

41 Results

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…

Vapor Intrusion and the Meeker Avenue Plume

March 14, 2023

In March of 2023, North Brooklyn Neighbors hosted a community workshop to learn about vapor intrusion in response to the March 2022 designation of the…