This just in on one of my favorite local paddling email lists, nyckayaker. Good luck, Dewey & company - always exciting to have a potential new boathouse in the works! I've actually been meaning to post about these guys for months now & I'm glad to pass this along:
How To Vote for a New Boathouse on Newtown Creek
The City Parks Foundation is now soliciting "community support" for proposals for the 7 million in Environmental Benefit Project (EBP) funds they received from the EC as compensation to the community affected by delays and violations in the Construction (still ongoing) of the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, in coordination with the North Brooklyn Boat Club (and 40 other local organizations) has proposed the Greenpoint Boathouse and Environmental Education Center. It would refurbish the (currently broken and off-limits) bulkhead and renovate the (currently empty) ground floor space of the GMDC (Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center) building on the Newtown Creek, right where Manhattan Avenue starts. For more information about the proposal, check out: NorthBrooklynBoatClub.Org.
To vote for this terrific project, here's how the CPF explains how to do it:
"You will be able to express your preferences about which projects you would like funded in one of two ways. If you attended one of the three public meetings on the project (and were therefore added to our e-mail list by October 26th), you will be able to communicate your preferences via e-mail. More information about the process will be sent to you within a few weeks.
Others may go to one of two locations to express your preferences:
On Wednesday, December 1st, from 3pm to 8pm, we will be at Queens Library (Court Square) at 25-01 Jackson Avenue
On Thursday, December 2nd, from 3pm to 8pm, we will be at PS34 in Brooklyn, at 131 Norman Avenue (near McGuinness Boulevard)
City Parks Foundation staff will be at both locations to answer questions about the projects and the process. You may only vote once."
And thanks for your support!
North Brooklyn Boat Club