Our Work

North Brooklyn Neighbors is committed to advancing environmental justice & health, community-centered land use & public space, and improving transportation & infrastructure.

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Environmental Justice & Health

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

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…

Air Quality

Neighborhood Air Monitoring Initiative

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…

Toxic Sites

NuHart Superfund Site

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…

Trash & Waste

Commercial Waste Zones

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…

Land Use & Public Space

Grassroots approach to planning & zoning, public spaces, and resilience & sustainability that seeks to preserve the mixed-income and mixed-use character of the community.

Land Use & Zoning

Good Neighbor Initiative

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…

Public Space

Where’s Our Park?

Since 2012, NAG has been working with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, GWAPP and others to push the city officials to fulfill open space promises…

Resources

Brochures, infographics, guides, maps and other tools designed to inform and support environmental stewardship, community planning, and develop local leaders.

Mapping Toxicity

The Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map is an interactive map of toxic “hot spots” in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Visit the map to explore its features and get…

Past Projects

Trash & Waste

Reusable Takeout Container Pilot

NAG, in partnership with Common Ground Compost, launched a pilot reusable takeout container program working with Anella and Toro Ironworks Restaurants Beginning December 8, 2016, Toro Ironwork’s and…

Trash & Waste

Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint

In coalition with Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants (BABAR) and Common Ground Compost (CGC), we launched Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint. We worked directly with local…