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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Domino Park’s First Mulchfest + Coat Drive + Hot Chocolate

WILLIAMSBURG - This coming Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th from 10 am to 2 pm, Domino Park (South 3rd @ Kent Ave.) is inviting all neighbors to bring their naked Christmas trees to the first...
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Citywide Ban On Styrofoam Now In Effect

GOWANUS - The city's styrofoam ban went into effect Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a law reaching as far back as 2007 with fourth and fifth graders from Brooklyn leading the charge. Students from PS 15...

 “Naked” Trees Only! + Mulchfest

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and continue through January 12, weather permitting, The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today. Remove all ornaments and decorations, and leave your...
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Legionella Found In Park Slope Hospital Water System

PARK SLOPE - Legionella bacteria was found during a Department of Health inspection in the water system at the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. "The water supply of many large buildings and hospitals often contains small amounts...

Caught Between Rising Waters and Rising Rates In Brighton Beach

BRIGHTON BEACH - Earlier this year, Hurricanes Florence and Michael cut huge swaths of destruction across the southeastern United States, hundreds of miles from Brooklyn. In Brighton Beach, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy...

Share Your Vision for the “Gateway to Greenpoint”

GREENPOINT - As the Newtown Creek Alliance looks to develop an empty parcel of city land into an environmental "Gateway to Greenpoint," they're reaching out to the community to contribute their vision of the...

First Phase Of Disruptive 3rd Avenue Construction Completed

GOWANUS - After years of construction, crews working to install high-level storm sewers  along a stretch of 3rd Avenue in Gowanus are finally moving on, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the NYC Department...

Floating Goat: Prospect Park’s New Weed Harvester Is Christened

PROSPECT PARK - Following an online competition over the summer, the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) hosted an event on Friday, November 16 to unveil the name of the green space's new weed harvesting boat and...

Why Is It So Hard To Compost, And What Happened To The Brown Bin...

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - When she moved into her new apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in early October, 23-year-old Lila Rimalovski was disappointed that there was no composting program in place. In fact, she didn’t find trash in...

The Lives Of Brooklyn Cat Rescuers – A New Documentary

BROOKLYN - There are over 500,000 cats living in NYC, with the majority of them calling Brooklyn their home. "It's a total uphill battle. If every cat has six kittens and every kitten has six...

Public Place Community Workshop: Some Opposition To The 100% Affordable Project

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) hosted a Community Workshop Thursday night to collect feedback on the preliminary site planning for Public Place. Public...

Asbestos Delays Greenpoint Library Opening Until Summer 2019

GREENPOINT - The new Greenpoint Library, originally scheduled to be completed in December 2018, won't be ready for readers until sometime next summer due to the discovery of subsurface asbestos during construction. Not only did...

6 Years After Sandy, Brooklyn Still Vulnerable To Storms

Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City six years ago Monday, causing 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation from which the city has yet to completely recover. For many residents of southern Brooklyn...

Gone Fishing, On The Gowanus Bay

GOWANUS - When two Brooklyn-based clubs known for venturing into the local waterways —Brooklyn Fishing Club and Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club—announced a joint fishing expedition on Saturday morning, I set an early alarm to meet...

Students Help Cut Ribbon For New ‘Green’ Playground At P.S. 282

PARK SLOPE - Dozens of P.S. 282 students and Principal Rashan Hoke joined Council Member Brad Lander, NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza, and NYC Parks Borough Commissioner Martin Maher Monday...
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