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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008 Michael Heimbinder from HabitatMap wrote:

I've added Steve Lang and Sarah Durand from LaGuardia Community College into the mix as we've been discussing doing an air monitoring project on the Creek with students this coming year. I've also added Brooke Singer from SUNY Purchase as I'...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Thursday evening's NCEMT meeting went well. As per the agenda, we spent the bulk of the time debating the advantages and disadvantages of different air and water quality sampling technologies and methodologies. We also spent some time discussing visualizations for the mobile air monitoring comp...
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/26/2008, Michael Freedman-Schnapp from NAG (http://www.nag-brooklyn.org/) writes:

The Newtown Creek Alliance and Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee, which have many overlapping members, are most concerned with this. I've cc'd Katie Schmid, who runs the Newtown Creek Alliance.

That websit...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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South Bronx: AIR QUALITY
Hey I am student I need some help with Air Quality in Hunts Point and Mott Haven.
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
The .pdf mentioned above is full of inaccuracies. I'm sorry to see that, these are still being posted on the web more than a year after this false testimony was delivered at the city council meeting.

Below are some accurate facts. I apologize for such a long post.

A twenty percent biodi...
HabitatMap 3 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Help the Newtown Creek Alliance complete our maps
We need help gathering information for most of the markers in the following maps: "State Superfund Sites", "Air Emissions Facilities", and "Brownfields". If you have any information regarding these facilities/properties please add it to the map. If you have any questions or want to collaborate mo...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4304 Fri 07/25/2008, 08:40am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Please see slide show for accompanying images and graphs: http://habitatmap.org/habitatmap_docs/BooklynFoodConferenceSlides1.pdf

[SLIDE 1]
Hi, my name is Michael Heimbinder. I'm the Executive Director of HabitatMap.
HabitatMap is a Brooklyn based environmental health justice non-profit.

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HabitatMap 3 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/26/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

I'm curious if anyone has ever done any ambient air monitoring in Greenpoint, particularly near the sewage and chemical plants in the McGolrick Park area? I just moved to that area and sometimes the odors are pretty bad. I know there...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
Denny, the bucket brigade training programs your organization offers sound great and thanks for giving details on the Environmental Support Centers grant program. So it looks like Denny has pointed the way forward for folks who are interested in pursuing an air monitoring program in the Newtown C...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
Mapping Workshop Resource Guide:

EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

NYSDEC Environmental Remediation Database
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8437.html

EPA Federal Superfund Sites
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/

EPA AIRNow air quality database
http://airn...
HabitatMap 2 7275 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Ten site visits to Newtown Creek were made in August for water sampling and testing. Nine visits sampled water from the Nature Walk site, the tenth sampled from the Apollo Street site. There was great variability in dissolved oxygen levels (relative to atmospheric O2) and counts of bacteria (ente...
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Dirty heating oil is fouling NYC's air!
A recent report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (www.bit.ly/HeatingOil) reveals that a small percentage of NYC buildings are responsible for massively degrading local air quality by burning sludge heating oil with high sulfur content, also known as No.4 and No.6 heating oil.

One mil...
HabitatMap 0 3431 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Newtown Creek Monitoring Team test sites will each have a marker ("water" category). Currently two markers are posted - one at the Nature Walk and the other at the Apollo Street access point. Markers contain current water data from thee sites
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
I am working on an air quality profile on the Bronx. Ive read about your projects regarding air quality in the Bronx/NYC, great work! I was curious if you had any recent updates. How effective has your air quality monitor been (neat concept)? Have you guys involved the community? How informe...
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
HabitatMap is in the process of designing an air monitoring project focused on the Neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek and we're looking to learn from what other groups engaged in similar projects have done in the past. If you have experience conducting urban air monitoring please reply with...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I ran across this article on PM2.5 air pollution in the Transportation Altenatives magazine: http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/2008/summer/02.pdf. It might be interesting to do a street level PM2.5 Bucket Brigade project and compare the results with those from the air monitors ope...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

Great! Yes I'd be very interested in attending a planning meeting. I have a few videos that show the Bucket Brigade in action...I'd be happy to bring a copy on DVD if anyone wanted to see a clip (there's some great clips in Blue Viny...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
9/3/2008 Denny Larson from Global Community Monitor (www.gcmonitor.org) writes:

Global Community Monitor offers trainings in community air monitoring - see some of our projects at www.gcmonitor.org

Each project requires funding for the trainings, on-going technical assistance and of course...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
The Newtown Creek Environmental Monitoring Team will:

1) develop air and water quality test kits that can distributed to LaGuardia Community College students and residents and employees of the Newtown Creek neighborhoods who are concerned about the impact of pollution on community health.

2...
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/3 Tim Dye from SonmaTech (http://www.sonomatech.com/) wrote:

Black Carbon (or elemental carbon, EC) is usually about 4%-7% of the mass of PM2.5 in urban U.S. environments.

There are portable instruments that can monitor select VOCs rather cheaply but these are mostly for fenceline or...
HabitatMap 8 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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AirCasting is Live . . . Share Your Air!
HabitatMap is pleased to present AirCasting . . .

AirCasting [www.aircasting.org/] is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing environmental data using your smartphone. Currently, AirCasters can upload sound level data recorded by their phone’s microphone. AirCasting is intended for meas...
HabitatMap 1 4860 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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HabitatMap Seeking Curriculum Specialist
HabitatMap is seeking a Curriculum Specialist to assist with curriculum development, toolkit development, and co-teaching for a Maps-Based Research Methods course that will be taught at the Green School in East Williamsburg this spring. The Curriculum Specialist will work in close partnership wit...
HabitatMap 1 5220 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Michael,

I have read your post very carefully. I can tell you are sincere in your concern for social and environmental impacts, and I support that cause. However, some of your points are dangerously flawed if they lead us back to sole reliance on fossil fuels.

I am not a salesman or a ...
HabitatMap 3 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Get on the Map!
Dozens of schools, colleges, and grassroots groups have created HabitatMaps sharing what they know and advocating for positive change in their communities. Why not join them? Create a HabitatMap profile, and get on the map!

Upper West Side Streets Renaissance
- UWS Streets Renaissance Campaig...
HabitatMap 1 5856 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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Fast Trash!
http://www.fasttrash.org/

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FAST TRASH SYMPOSIUM AT NYU:
“Comparative Garbage Collection Strategy and Urban Planning”
Thursday, May 6, 6 - 9pm, Reception to follow.
NYU Wagner School of Public Service
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Web: www.wagn...
HabitatMap 1 5490 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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Meeker Plumes Walking Tour on 11/19 @ 9:00am
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a walking tour of the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes where brownfields experts Lenny Siegel and Peter Strauss will be on hand to answer questions about hazardous vapor intrusion in homes, the health effects of TCE/PCE exposure, and how to get the Meeker ...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 5002 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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MINDS IN THE GUTTER
MINDS IN THE GUTTER call for submissions seeks designs for stormwater management in the public right-of-way for juried exhibition and resource guide.

Minds in the Gutter, a project of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition, is currently accepting submissions for innovative desi...
S.W.I.M. Coalition 0 5572 Thu 01/14/2010, 03:32pm
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New York Looks to Philadelphia for Ideas on Sewer Overflow
An excellent radio story from WNYC discussing how Green Infrastructure can help remedy NYC's sewage overflow problem. http://beta.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2010/jul/15/new-york-looks-philadelphia-ideas-sewer-overflow-issues/
HabitatMap 0 2922 Mon 07/19/2010, 09:00am
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