We're now North Brooklyn Neighbors

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and the Greenpoint Waterfront Alliance for Parks & Planning have joined forces to become North Brooklyn Neighbors.

Addressing Lead in soil

We work with Greenpoint residents to reduce lead exposure from past contamination by offering soil testing and workshops the emphasis safe gardening practices.

Toxicity Map

This interactive map identifies toxic hot spots in Greenpoint and Williamsburg including sites that have already been remediated and sites that require future remediation.

Events & Updates

NBN & Partners Comment on the NuHart Clean-Up Plan

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 Manufacturing site.

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Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop

On Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 11:30am at Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St., Brooklyn, New York 11222) join us for a workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination in exposed soils.

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NuHart Comment-athon #3

We will help residents craft their comments on NYS DEC's Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the former NuHart Plastics site. Our technical assistance adviser will be on hard to provide further support.

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Current Projects

Clean Buses Healthy Ninos

We’re calling on New York State to invest in clean electric school buses especially in communities, like Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the burden of breathing dirty air is higher.

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Lead in Our Soil

The purpose of our Greenpoint Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project is local environmental education and stewardship, and benefit the Greenpoint public by restoring Greenpoint soil. NAG is working to educate Greenpoint residents about reducing human exposure to lead by implementing safe gardening practices in areas with the potential for elevated levels of lead in soil.

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Nuhart Superfund Site

In 2010, the NuHart property was classified by the state DEC as a Class 2 state Superfund site, “representing a significant threat to public health and/or the environment and requiring action.” The current owner of the property, Dupont Street Developers, LLC, plans to develop residential buildings at the site. Before development takes place, however, there will be a plan to address the industrial pollutants currently onsite.

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About

Who We Are

North Brooklyn Neighbors is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving the Greenpoint and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn. Formed through the merger of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) with the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP), North Brooklyn Neighbors advances community-based solutions on issues of public space and the environment – through activism, education, and collaboration – to create a more just, healthy, and safe place to live and work.

Our History

Since 1994, North Brooklyn Neighbors (NBN) has made a difference in the lives of residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg by reclaiming the waterfront, advocating increased access to open space, combatting pollution and legacy toxins, promoting community-centered land use, and empowering neighbors with important resources. NBN envisions a North Brooklyn that actively collaborates to find solutions for neighborhood issues, is an effective climate and environmental justice advocate that prioritizes land use, public space, resiliency, and environmental health; and strengthens its diverse neighborhoods by providing resources, tools, and knowledge that promote positive change.

NAG Brooklyn, 1994

Staff
  • Anthony Buissereth
    Executive Director
  • Lael Goodman
    Environmental Justice Program Manager
Board
  • Alan Minor
    Chairperson
  • Lisa Bloodgood
    Vice Chairperson
  • Nicole De Feo
    Secretary
  • Ward Dennis
    Treasurer
  • Caroline Bauer
  • Charlotte Binns
  • Roseann Henry
  • Felice Kirby
  • Ryan Kuonen
  • Luke Ohlson
  • Alice Shay
  • Mike Schade
  • Evan Thies