Neighbors toasting neighbors: Williamsburg activist org marks two decades
By Danielle FurfaroPosted on
Photo by Stefano Giovannini
The Williamsburg activist group Neighbors Allied for Good Growth celebrated its 20th birthday on Nov. 6.
The organization marked the anniversary at its annual gala inside Biba, a banquet hall on the East River.
Organizers hailed their victories over the years, including helping to secure more parkland for Williamsburg and Greenpoint and organizing Williamsburg Walks, an annual street closure accompanied by performances, games, and public art. They also recounted lost battles, including efforts to halt the Domino Sugar factory mega-development and the 2005 rezoning of the waterfront. The rezoning paved the way for the forest of luxury apartment towers that is still rising.
The organization, originally Neighbors Against Garbage, was founded in 1994 to halt the expansion of a waste-transfer station.