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Another Brownfield Application Submitted on West St.

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 43-57 West Street and 2-24 Oak Street, aka the Greenpoint Marina, from 24 Oak LLC and 57 West LLC. The site ID is #C224190. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the… READ MORE

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Greenpoint Gets Greener? West St. Brownfield Application Submitted

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 11 West Street (between Quay and Calyer Sts.) in Greenpoint from M & H Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224191. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library… READ MORE

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Superfund Sites in Our Backyard: of Greenpoint Plume/s Meeting Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last Wednesday, a group of like-minded residents got together at The Sunview Luncheonette (a fabulously intimate, iconic Greenpoint community space) to talk about the Meeker Avenue Plumes. Organized by Dylan Gautheir and Alex Zucker, the meeting was an opportunity for residents to learn more about the plumes in an un-official, community-oriented capacity, And like everyone… READ MORE

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Calling all Sustainable, Environmentally-Beneficial Projects and Programs: Apply for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards

by GWAPP on

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. “Year after year, we see phenomenal, environmentally-beneficial innovations coming from entities and individuals from around the state,” Commissioner Martens… READ MORE

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Kent Ave Getting Cleaned Up? Two Brownfield Cleanup Applications Submitted

by Heather Van De Mark on

1. 87 Kent Ave. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) received a Brownfield Cleanup application for 87 Kent Ave aka 56 North 9th St in Williamsburg from Ronit Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224188. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library or online using the Environmental Site… READ MORE

Click to view the complete flyer (PDF).

Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

by Heather Van De Mark on

There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room. A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project City… READ MORE

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It’s that time of year: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

by Heather Van De Mark on

While you may be reveling in eggnog and mistletoe, there’s still plenty of wrapping up to be done before the end of the year, and I don’t mean the presents. Here’s a friendly reminder of a few end of year deadlines. Have any others to add? Mention them in the comments! Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund:… READ MORE

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Get lost in the DEC’s Online Remediation Database

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Department of Conservation is adding almost 2,000 remedial sites, which include Brownfield Cleanup programs and State superfund sites, to their online database. Most of these sites are classified as P, PR, and N* and were not online previously “because, by the nature of these sites, the information is often preliminary, incomplete, or not verified.”… READ MORE

Click to view full NYS DEC's Cleanup Action Completed at Brownfield Site: Fact Sheet #5 [PDF].

Greenpoint Gets Greener: Box St. Brownfield Site Cleaned Up

by GWAPP on

According to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, cleanup action has been completed at 16 Box Street and 1133 Manhattan Avenue in north Greenpoint. The contamination was related to the Former BRT Railroad Car Barn site. (Click the BRT link, it’s a good read on the history and specific hazards.) “The cleanup activities were performed… READ MORE

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Apply to Build an Urban Forest

by Ryan Watson on

The New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for community groups to plant urban forests! As part of the Urban Forestry Grant program, communities can apply for tree planting, maintenance grants or invasive pest studies in cases involving an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Long Horned… READ MORE

DEC Fact Sheet. Click the image to view the full PDF.

Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project

by GWAPP on

Home to one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, Greenpoint is still working on cleaning up the more than 20 million gallons of petroleum product that were released into the soil of our neighborhood. In order to clean up the extensive damage to the environment, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation… READ MORE

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