WNYC Transmitter in Brooklyn

Transmitter Park: How Greenpoint’s Waterfront Oasis Finally Appeared

Greenpointers January 23, 2019 by Geoff Cobb When Transmitter Park finally opened in 2012, many longtime Greenpoint residents were shocked to realize that for decades they had been denied amazing views of the East River. They wondered how they could have lived so close to the East River, yet missed its stunning vistas. They also wondered why […]

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Fig Tree

Greenpoint Had a Fig Tree

GoGreen Brooklyn Sep 29th, 2018 By Jose Miguel Lopez I was excited to reconnect with my subject. At the age of eight, my daughter has already outgrown the playground at WNYC Transmitter Park (fondly known as “Transmitter Park”); she no longer favors coming here as often as she used to. I work at a building […]

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Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Look Up! Free Stargazing Tonight in Greenpoint

Bklyner July 19, 2018 By Paul Stremple GREENPOINT – Want to wish upon a star? A local stargazing group has just the opportunity for you—a free stargazing event open to the public tonight in Greenpoint. For a lot of Brooklynites, looking up at the night sky means spotting the skyline of Manhattan—the latest colors projected on […]

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Greenpointers - Mindfulness Meditation

Disconnect Your Devices and Connect To Nature in Transmitter Park

Posted by Greenpointers Staff | August 1, 2017 Are you shackled to your phone and ready to take a break from the internet and social media—or at least put your digital presence on pause? This Saturday, guided by mindfulness practitioner Sara Overton, you will be connected with flowers, grasses and trees while playfully awakening your […]

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Transmitter Park at Dusk

City’s Plan for Restaurant in Transmitter Park Infuriates Greenpointers

DNAinfo April 24, 2017 by Gwynne Hogan GREENPOINT — Transmitter Park neighbors are broadcasting their anger over a proposed bar and grill they said the city tried to sneak by them without community review. The Parks Department released a request for proposals Thursday for the empty building inside the park, soliciting ideas for restaurants with the option of having […]

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13-15 Greenpoint Avenue facing Transmitter Park

Developers Push Plans to Turn Transmitter Park into ‘Front Yard’

DNAinfo By Gwynne Hogan | January 13, 2017 A developer wants to build an 11-story building that opens out onto Transmitter Park. Department of City Planning GREENPOINT — A developer’s bid to have their building’s lobby open directly onto Transmitter Park has infuriated neighbors and park advocates who fear the luxury property will use the public park like its front […]

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Transmitter Park Waterfront

Greenpoint Residents: Transmitter Park Development ‘Blurs Line Between Public And Private’

Patch.com By Sarah Kaufman – January 13, 2017 The lobby a developer is trying to build that would look out onto the park “promotes nothing except insecurity,” said one resident. GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN — Dozens of Greenpoint residents are furious with a developer’s attempt to create a “fishbowl” lobby within a private development with massive windows […]

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Not Even a Blustery Day Could Chill the Bern at Transmitter Park

Bedford + Bowery Bernie Sanders supporters showed up in droves today at the candidate’s Brooklyn rally, undeterred by the nippy cold weather and wind gusts that sent even the NYPD tugboat off of Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park a’bobbin (perfectly in-synch with the pump-up soundtrack’s reggae rotation, I might add). The mood was elated as the Brooklynite presidential candidate prepares to […]

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Bernie Sanders Highlights His New York Roots at Brooklyn Rally

New York Times Hundreds of people braved frigid weather in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Friday to watch Senator Bernie Sanders deliver a fiery condemnation of Wall Street and urge voters across the state to vote for him in record numbers. With his back to Manhattan’s skyline, the Vermont senator said he believed he would win New […]

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