Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG, formerly Neighbors Against Garbage) is a community-based organization focused on Williamsburg and Greenpoint. A member organization of the Community-Based Planning Task Force, this group is no stranger to the community planning process – among many other initiatives, they helped coordinate the Williamsburg and Greenpoint 197-a community plans, two of the just ten 197-a plans that have been adopted by the City.
Now, NAG is once again leading a community organizing process. In October, they held a town hall meeting to gather ideas from neighborhood residents. Out of that meeting came NAG’s new organizing agenda, which includes:
- Preserving Affordable Housing Options for Residents
- Improving Open Space and Access to the Waterfront
- Offering Safe and Quick Transportation Options For the Neighborhood
- Improving our Quality of Life and Preserving Community Character
NAG holds its follow-up to the town hall, a community organizing meeting, this Thursday at 7pm at Holy Ghost Church Hall Basement, located at 160 North 5th Street (between Bedford and Driggs). Read more about the meeting, and the issues currently affecting Greenpoint and Williamsburg at NAG’s blog.
Photo of NAG town hall meeting by Alexandra Sweet via NAG.