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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 1/6 Mike Schade from CHEJ (www.chej.org) wrote:

Following up on the NCEMT meeting last month, attached is a Bucket Brigade budget I received from Denny and Ruth at Global Community Monitor. At the meeting I promised to look into expenses for training and testing so here it is:
http://doc...
HabitatMap 8 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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DEC/DOH hosted Meeker Ave. Plumes Information Session
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept. of Health are holding a "public information session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes.

When:
Thursday, February 26th, 7:00pm

Where:
St. Cecilia's Church
1 Monitor St. (between Richardson and Herbert), Br...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4508 Wed 01/28/2009, 09:05am
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Meeker Plumes DEC/DOH "Availability Session" this Wednesday, 11/12.
The NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept of Health are holding an "availability session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes. For a map see: (http://habitatmap.org/maps/123). For more information visit the NCA website: http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/me...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4945 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 18792 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5099 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Community Health & Harms Narrative Project: Upcoming Meetings 3/18, 3/25, 3/28
All meetings are open to the public, no commitment is necessary to attend.

(1) Wednesday, March 18th at 10AM (general info session)
Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 61-69 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378

(2) Wednesday, March 25th at 7PM (research team info session)
Phoebe's Café, ...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 5449 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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 5676 Thu 01/14/2010, 03:32pm
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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 18792 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5314 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Sounds like the air you're measuring doesn't contain much particle pollution. If you'd like to test the response of the AirBeam2 to particulate matter burn some paper.
urbaesploro 2 2194 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
In partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance, HabitatMap invites you to participate in a community mapping workshop at LaGuardia Community College on the evening of Monday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30. Space is limited so please RSVP here to reserve your spot:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/v...
HabitatMap 2 7333 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Newtown Creek Community Health Project Info Sessions, 10/18 & 10/27
Attention Residents of Greenpoint, East Williamsburg, and Maspeth: Are you worried about health problems caused by the pollution in your neighborhood? Would you like the opportunity to tell your story? If yes, then you may want to be interviewed for a community health project that aims to documen...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4516 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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Fuel vs. food: Are biofuels and agrifuels the answer?
This workshop presents a balanced discussion of the pros and cons of different forms of plant-based fuels. Panelists make the case for the positive role that responsible production and consumption of plant-based energy products can play in a new green economy. Others discuss the challenges faci...
admin 0 5474 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:27am
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CUP presents GOO GONE, 7/7/09
GOO GONE
Risk, Responsibility, and Toxins in the Landscape
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 7–9 pm
The Old American Can Factory (In the courtyard, weather permitting)
232 Third St at Third Ave
Gowanus, Brooklyn
Free and open to the public, RSVP to info@anothercupdevelopment.org
Refreshments provided...
admin 1 5163 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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Film Screening: The Good, The Bad, and The Empty
What's the deal with all those empty lots in East Flatbush? Join the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Tuesday, June 1, at Anthology Film Archives for the world premiere of the documentary "The Good, The Bad, & The Empty."

CUP Teaching Artist Douglas Paulson and students from the BCCP's aftersch...
HabitatMap 1 5437 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Safe Cycling on Second Ave. Sign the Petition!
Sign this online petition, http://transalt.org/takeaction/actioncenter/4576, to tell Mayor Bloomberg that Second Avenue needs a traffic-protected bike lane between 14th and 23rd Street and that the entire East Side livable streets overhaul (from the Lower East Side to Harlem) ought to proceed on...
HabitatMap 1 3146 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 5927 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/4 Carlos Restrepo from NYU's Wagner School wrote:

Our South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study web page is:
http://www.icisnyu.org/south_bronx/index_001.html

The NYU School of Medicine component of the project has its own web page:
http://www.med.nyu.edu/SBEHPS//

I think...
HabitatMap 8 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Walking East River Infrastructure & Talking Trash
On Sunday May 23rd, Richard Melnick, President of the Greater Astoria Historical Society [http://astorialic.org/], will lead a walking tour of Roosevelt Island focusing on East River infrastructure. The tour will end at the Fast Trash Exhibit [http://www.fasttrash.org/] at Gallery RIVAA [http://r...
HabitatMap 0 6302 Mon 05/17/2010, 03:10pm
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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 18792 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Bridges of the East River Tour
Bridges of the East River Tour, a 2-hour harbor tour aboard charter boat “American Princess”
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
6:15 P.M. departure from South Street Seaport, Manhattan
Ticket Price $50.00

Sponsored by American Princess Cruises

Tour Chairman:
George Bulow, Transportation Histo...
HabitatMap 1 5698 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 33776 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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