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DEP Presents Tunnel Proposal To Gowanus Canal CAG

GOWANUS - The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) monthly meeting took place as scheduled Tuesday (January 22) despite the ongoing federal government shutdown prohibiting furloughed EPA team members from attending. CAG member Brad Vogel...

 “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...

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...

DEP Proposes Tunnel As Alternative To CSO Tanks For Gowanus Superfund

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed the use of a tunnel to collect excess combined sewage from the Gowanus Canal instead of two CSO (combine sewage overflow) tanks currently...

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...

Benefit To Support Brooklyn Greenway Initiative – Thursday, Nov. 15

WILLIAMSBURG - The 6th annual Greenway + Industry benefit will take place on  Thursday, November 15 to welcome the organization's new Executive Director, raise funds for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), and push for...

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...

Construction Begins at BAM Park

FORT GREENE - The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced last week that work has begun at "BAM Park" which has been closed to the public for more than a decade. The 10,000-square-foot triangular green space, located...

DEP Presents Gowanus CSO Facility Updates

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented updated designs for the CSO tank and head house planned for the north end of the Gowanus Canal at the Community Board 6 Parks/Recreation/Environmental Protection...

Red Hook Community Farm Receives $25,000 NYS Grant

RED HOOK - On the corner of Columbia and Sigourney streets, directly across from Ikea, lies land filled with crisp produce sprouting from the soil. Hip-hop music plays faintly in the background as community...

Garden Train Takes Root: The First Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl

PARK SLOPE - On Saturday, schools across Brooklyn’s District 15 opened up their gardens to the public for a celebration of experiential learning, food justice and creativity for the first annual Brooklyn School Gardens...

The First Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl Is Happening This Weekend

PARK SLOPE - Garden Train and Grow to Learn are hosting the first Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl this Saturday, September 29, opening the gates to participating school gardens for a day of free,...

Updates On Harold Ickes Playground And Red Hook Ball Fields

RED HOOK - The Parks, Recreation, and Environmental Protection Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6 held a meeting Wednesday night to update locals on the Harold Ickes Playground and the Red Hook ball fields. The...

Grand Army Plaza To Receive $8.9M Restoration

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced that the City is providing the Prospect Park Alliance $8.9 million to go toward the restoration of Grand Army...
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