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Monday, August 19, 2019

Update On Lead Cleanup At Red Hook Ball Fields

RED HOOK - About 20 people braved the pouring rain Wednesday evening and traveled to the Miccio Community Center for the latest update on the cleanup of the Red Hook Ball Fields. The EPA and...

Marine Park Puddles – A Tale Of Two Parks?

MARINE PARK - Huge puddles continue to plague Marine Park – worrying residents after Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus were detected nearby earlier this summer. Even though the Department of Health is...

Industry City Spotlight: Brooklyn Oyster Dory

On a recent Saturday afternoon in mid-May, the corridor in Industry City’s Building 6 connecting 34th and 35th Streets was abuzz with activity. Fueled by a table full of homemade tamales, a group of...

EPA Outlines Next Steps In Gowanus Superfund Cleanup

GOWANUS - Residents of Gowanus and surrounding neighborhoods braved the rain Wednesday evening to attend the Gowanus Superfund Town Hall at P.S. 133. The Gowanus Canal Community Advisor Group (CAG) hosted the event to provide...

Earth Week Focus On Safe “Bike-to-Work” In Poor Areas

BROWNSVILLE - Bicycle riders from throughout the city share the same concerns for riding safely on city streets, so this fifth annual “Bike to Work” ride that started at the still under construction Zion...

How To Help Displaced Residents Of Sunset Park Fire

SUNSET PARK - Over 100 Brooklynites were displaced from their Sunset Park home at 702 44th Street after a six-alarm fire ripped through their building yesterday evening.  The displaced residents were given vouchers to local hotels, for...

CB6 Grills City Planning On Gowanus Rezoning

GOWANUS - Representatives from NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) met with the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Landmarks & Land Use Committee Thursday evening to address questions about the...

DCP Scoping Meeting For Gowanus Rezoning, April 25

GOWANUS - The environmental review process for the Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal is underway, with the release on Friday of NYC Department of City Planning's (DCP) Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and Draft Scope of Work. Collecting...

Slow Progress on Surge Barriers, Surge Gates and Other Flood Mitigation Measures For Southern...

CANARSIE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shared its latest report on an ongoing study about how to best improve New York and New Jersey's defenses against a natural disaster Wednesday to a...

Cleanup Of Red Hook Ball Fields Begins

RED HOOK - Delayed once again due to the 35-day federal government shutdown which prohibited EPA employees from reporting to work, cleanup plans to remove lead from the Red Hook ball fields are back...

How Was Your Subway Commute From Hell?

High winds, downed trees, signal problems, automatic brakes, and a sick passenger -  and how was your commute? This morning one Ditmas Park resident told us they were going to vote (Public Advocate special elections...

Rats Did It! They Are Terrorizing Crown Heights and PLG

CROWN HEIGHTS/PLG — Phone service at Community Board 9 was restored Wednesday after nearly a month of no service because a rat infestation in the building's basement prohibited Verizon from repairing the rat-chewed cables, according to...

DEP Presents Tunnel Alternative To Gowanus CAG, Tuesday, Jan. 22

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is going ahead with plans to present its proposed tunnel project to the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) on Tuesday, January 22nd. The monthly CAG meetings are typically...

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...
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