491 Wortman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208

East New York

brownfield, CVOCs, VOCs, "Vapor Intrusion"

J&H Holding Company, LLC and Crown Ministries International, Inc.
Site Description[1] 
Site Location: The proposed Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) site is located at 491 Wortman Avenue in Brooklyn, Kings County and is approximately .44 acres. It is bounded to the south by Wortman Avenue, to the east by Essex Street, to the west by Linwood Street, and to the north by a commercial and industrial property. Site Features: There is a one story industrial brick and steel building which occupies the entire area of the property. No exposed soil or vegetation is present on the subject property. Current Zoning/Use: The site is currently used for commercial purposes and is located in a manufacturing zoned area. Historical Use(s): The site was previously used to manufacture, store, package, and ship decorative fixtures and hardware for bathrooms and kitchens. Processes also involved cleaning, painting, plating, etching, polishing, and specific machining of metals and metal products. A Cleaning and Degreasing Area was located along the west side of the building. Site Geology and Hydrogeology: Groundwater at the site is encountered atapproximately 11 feet below grade. Groundwater beneath the property is class GA denoting potential use as potable water. The property lies within New York City, which utilizes reservoirs from upstate New York as sources of potable water. The subject property is located over the Long Island aquifer system. The unconsolidated aquifer formations form a southward-dipping wedge that attains a maximum thickness in Kings County about eight-hundred (800) feet in southeast Brooklyn. 8/22/12-DEC signed the Brownfield Cleanup Program Acceptance Letter for this site.

Site Environmental Assessment
Information submitted with the BCP application regarding the environmental condition at the site are currently under review and will be revised as additional information becomes available.

Site Health Assessment
Information submitted with the BCP application regarding the conditions at the site are currently under review and will be revised as additional information becomes available.
  1. DEC Environmental Site Remediation Database.  Site Name: "Former Watermark Designs Facility".

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