39 Skillman St, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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brownfield, CVOCs, VOCs, "Vapor Intrusion"

East Coast Industrial Uniform Corp.
Site Description[1] 
Location: The Former East Coast Industrial Uniform Site is located in the City of New York and Borough of Brooklyn (Kings County)at 39 Skillman Street. Site Features: The site is developed with three attached buildings and a parking area. The parking area is located on the southern end of the lot and consists of an asphalt cover. A one-story brick building is located north of the parking area. The building contains an aboveground 2,000-gallon No. 2 fuel oil storage tank in the rear and a boiler room (empty) in the front of the building. A second one-story brick building is located north of the first, and consists of open space with several concrete lined trenches cut through the southeast end of the building. The trenches were likely used to contain wash water from numerous washing machines prior to discharge through the small aboveground oil water separator located in the southeast corner and finally to public sewer. An area in the northeastern part of this building is labeled with signage as a “hazardous waste storage”. An underground storage tank (abandoned-in-place) is located near the roll-up gate entrance to the building. The underground storage tank is believed to be the 3,000-gallon No. 2 fuel oil tank identified on the NYSDEC PBS database. The northern most building is a vacant two-story brick building which was used for sorting, ironing, folding and storage of clothing/uniforms, etc. Current Zoning/Uses: The site has historically been zoned for light industrial/commercial applications. In 2001, the area was rezoned as a Special Mixed Use district (MX4) which added a R-6A residential zoning to the area. The property is currently vacant but was previously occupied by East Coast Industrial Uniforms for approximately 35 years. The surrounding land use includes 3 new multi-family residential buildings to the east, four new multi-family residential buildings and a vacant commercial building to the west, older multi-family walk up style buildings to the south and a community/office building to the north. Historical Use(s): The Site was developed prior to 1887 with a Brooklyn Union Gas “Gasometer”, or holder, in the northern third of the property and multiple residential homes and stores on the southern portion. The holder was operated solely as a gas distribution holder; no gas production facilities were present. By 1935, the holder was removed and the northern section was vacant till approx. 1941 when it was a parking lot and then a furniture/framing company. From 1974 to 2008, East Coast Industrial Uniform, an industrial dry-cleaning operation, was operating on the site. Site Geology and Hydrogeology: Subsurface soils at the Site consist of a brown sand with some gravel to approximately 15 feet below grade. A native fine brown sand with a trace amount of silt is present immediately below this layer. Groundwater at the Site is present under water table conditions at a depth of approximately 20 feet below grade and flows generally to the west-northwest direction.

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 East Coast Industrial Uniform Site".

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