HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. Our online mapping and social networking platform is designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, greater cities. Utilizing our shared advocacy platform participants can: * Alert the public to environmental health hazards * Hold polluters accountable for their environmental impacts * Highlight urban infrastructures that promote healthy living * Identify future opportunities for sustainable urban development * Promote policies that enhance equitable access to urban resources
Maps created by HabitatMap:
2009 OUTRAGE truck study intersections.
2016 OUTRAGE truck study intersections.
2016 The Point Truck Study Intersections
Additional Outrage Truck Study Intersections
In progress. This map will detail all the point source air emissions facilities in New York City.
A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by potential contamination. All the properties detailed on this map are/were part of the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) or its predecessor, the Voluntary Cleanup Program. The BCP was designed to incentivize the redevelopment of brownfields by offering tax credits and liability waivers to developers.
Metropolitan Transit Authority and Port Authority of NY/NJ bus depots
DOT E. Williamsburg Truck Study Intersections
DOT Sunset Park Truck Study Intersections
These four facilities will be the starting point from which Green School students will examine water, energy, and waste systems by geographically tracing the material flows and institutional networks that connect these facilities to the larger world.
North Brooklyn Local Truck Routes
NYC & Long Island Beaches & Pools
NYC Commercial Waste Transfer Stations
Properties that are listed in the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation's Environmental Site Remediation Database, which includes State Superfund sites and Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) sites. The New York State Superfund Program identifies, investigates, and remediates hazardous waste sites. The BCP was designed to incentivize the redevelopment of brownfields by offering tax credits and liability waivers to developers. A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by potential contamination.
Properties that host or hosted facilities that released chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) into the surrounding soil and groundwater. For more information on vapor intrusion see the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation's "Vapor Intrusion Guidance".
Properties that host or hosted facilities that released volatile organic compunds into the surrounding soil and groundwater. For more information on vapor intrusion see the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation's "Vapor Intrusion Guidance"
Riverkeeper has filed notices of intent to sue against these businesses for violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Once served, some of the businesses respond promptly and clean up their act; others deny responsibility and continue to pollute. A notice of intent to sue is the first step in initiating a citizen suit. During the required 60-day waiting period, NYSDEC is given the opportunity to step in and file their own enforcement case and the polluter is given an opportunity to halt all violations. If violations persist or the state has not initiated its own enforcement actions after 60 days, Riverkeeper files a case in federal court .
Each of the City's 14 sewage treatment facilities services a specific area of the city. These areas are known as sewagesheds. By identifying which sewageshed you live in, you can determine where your toilet flushes to.
South Bronx Local Truck Routes
The New York State Superfund Program identifies, investigates, and remediates hazardous waste sites. In most cases, the parties responsible for the pollution pay for the cleanup and carry out the required work. However, about a third of the time the State must pay the costs of cleanup using money from the 1986 Environmental Quality Bond Act.
Sunset Park Local Truck Routes
On Sunday May 23rd, Richard Melnick, President of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, will lead a walking tour of Roosevelt Island focusing on East River infrastructure. The tour will end at the Fast Trash Exhibit at Gallery RIVAA. At the conclusion of the walking tour Michael Heimbinder, Executive Director of HabitatMap, will discuss the logistics of moving trash in New York City answering the questions: how does garbage move? who moves it? and where does it move to? For full details see the event announcement posted in the forums.
Waste & Recycling Facilities in Sunset Park
Waste Transfer Sations - South Bronx
HabitatMap's Shared Maps:
There are 19 waste transfer stations within a 1/4 mile of Newtown Creek. Together they handle almost 5 million tons annually or 38% of all the waste moving through waste transfer stations in New York City. To put this in perspective, the whole of Manhattan hosts only a single waste transfer station, handling approximately 270 tons of waste annually.