Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’


Newtown Creek: Reconstructing the Water’s Edge – A Student Project

by Daniel Horn on

Newtown Creek is a tributary of the East River and is part of the New York/New Jersey harbor estuary system. It forms the northern border of Brooklyn and the southern border of Queens. In the mid-1800s, the 3.5-mile creek became one of the busiest hubs of industrial activity in the country. More than fifty industries… READ MORE

NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency

What Have We Learned from Hurricane Sandy? Discuss at NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

Hurricane Sandy may be behind us, but that’s not to say NYC has bounced completely back yet. Sandy’s damages are estimated to be upwards of $50 billion–including destroyed homes, lost business, infrastructure damages and disruptions, downed trees and ruined facilities in parks–and let’s not forget the ultimate price, the more than a hundred deaths caused… READ MORE

Researchers Investigating Soil Contamination Brought By Sandy

by GWAPP on

Scientists from Vasser and Marist Colleges have begun taking samples of flooded soils in Greenpoint to investigate whether heavy metals, PCBs and other contaminants from Newtown Creek and surrounding industrial sites caused soil contamination in homes and businesses in low-lying areas. During Hurricane Sandy, many basements, yards and low-lying areas along the East River and… READ MORE

Post-Sandy Household Hazardous Waste Pick-Up

by GWAPP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Department of Sanitation are collecting and properly disposing of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes and residences in New York City. The public is encouraged to put waste products on their curbs for pickup, including: solvents, paints, cleaners, oil, propane tanks, batteries, petroleum… READ MORE

Greenpoint Sandy Damage

Help for Greenpoint Businesses & Residents Post-Sandy

by GWAPP on

Was your home or business affected by Hurricane Sandy? State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting a meeting to answer questions and to help local residents and businesses apply for disaster assistance. The Post-Sandy Pop Up Assistance Site will take place on Monday, November 19 from 10:00am… READ MORE

Raffle to Support Greenpoint Soup Kitchen

by Ryan Watson on

Our online and real-life neighbors at are holding a raffle to support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. You can choose to have your donation go to New York Cares and/or the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. There are a lot of great prizes from neighborhood businesses and organizations like Milk & Roses, Cafe Grumpy, Newtown Creek… READ MORE

How to Volunteer Post Sandy

by GWAPP on

Volunteer Opportunities: For Parks Clean-up. Register with NYC Parks & Recreation to be notified of upcoming opportunities. For General Volunteering. Register with NYC Public Advocate or email NYC Service at with your name, e-mail address and borough. For NYC Food Banks. Register to become a volunteer with Food Bank for NYC. For American Red… READ MORE

Photos: The Aftermath of Sandy

by GWAPP on

Have photos to submit? Click here to share them with your community. With a low-lying location along the East River and Newtown Creek, parts of Greenpoint and Williamsburg certainly saw a fair share of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Check out some of these photos of Sandy’s effect on North Brooklyn. And be careful of those… READ MORE

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