Posts Tagged ‘DEP’

[UPDATE] Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

by GWAPP on

[UPDATE] According to the latest DEP notification, dredging on Newtown Creek and Whale Creek won’t begin until April 2. Get the latest news from the DEP website. —- Original Post: According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging… READ MORE

[UPDATE] Dust Rises from Domino Sugar Demolition

by Heather Van De Mark on

[UPDATE] On March 24, I received an update on the Domino demolition from Dave Lombino, Director of Special Projects at Two Trees: “Inspectors from DEP came to the site Friday morning in response to a complaint from a neighbor and found the site was 100% in compliance. The demolition at the Domino site has been… READ MORE

What you missed from Wednesday’s CB1 meeting if you left after Domino: Recap Pt. II

by Heather Van De Mark on

It was a packed room at the Swinging 60s Senior Center for last night’s monthly Community Board 1 Executive Board Meeting and Public Hearing. The buzz in the room was clearly over the agenda’s first item: Domino Sugar, which was certified last week. The board agreed to have Two Trees present and then have all… READ MORE

CB1 Meeting Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Monday night’s Community Board 1 Public Hearing and Board meeting may have been one of the fastest CB1 meetings I’ve attended in the last two years. Click to view the official agenda (PDF). I’ll keep this recap short and sweet. NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Mikelle Adgate presented on the Green Infrastructure Office’s plan… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

For the Kids: Newtown Creek Scavenger Hunt

by Heather Van De Mark on

If you have an afternoon free and are looking for ways to entertain some kids (in the 2nd – 6th grade age range), consider spending that free time exploring the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. As a special bonus for the kids, NYC DEP created a really cool scavenger hunt for the kids. It’s educational, but… READ MORE

Move Over Sludge: Dredging Newtown Creek Will Bring Playground Expansion

by Heather Van De Mark on

At last month’s Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting, NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented, “East River Sludge Storage Tank Removal.” The NYC DEP’s Project Plan Demolishing the current East River Sludge Storage Tank which sits at the end of Commercial & Dupont Streets in north Greenpoint. Sludge vessels would then take their… READ MORE

DEP’s “Weekly Pipeline”

by GWAPP on

Every week the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publishes their newsletter “Weekly Pipeline” to update the community on key environmental issues affecting residents. Check out this week’s newsletter with updates on Hurricane Sandy and more. To view past issues of the “Weekly Pipeline” visit the DEP’s website.… READ MORE

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