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The Newtown Creek Alliance represents the interests of community residents and local businesses who are dedicated to restoring community health, water quality, habitat, access, and vibrant water dependent commerce along Newtown Creek. Since 2002, the Alliance has served as a catalyst and channel for effective community action and our efforts have made a positive and enduring impact on the health and quality of life of Creek-side communities.

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Air Emissions Facilities - Newtown Creek

The EPA's 2002 National Emissions Inventory lists 17 point source air emissions facilities within 1 mile of Newtown Creek.  Collectively these facililities emit nearly 1 million pounds of air pollution annually.  Two facilities, the Newtown Creek Sewage Treatment Facility and the SimsMetal Recycling Facility, account for over half the total.

Tags: "air emissions facilities" "air pollution" pollution "Newtown Creek"

Attorney General vs. Newtown Creek Polluters

In February 2007, The Attorney General's Office, with a newly elected Andrew Cuomo at the helm, filed a notice of intent to sue against ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Keyspan (National Grid) and Phelps Dodge (Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold) for violating the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by creating an imminent and substantial endangerment to health and the environment in Newtown Creek and portions of the adjacent shoreline.

Tags: BP "British Petroleum" ExxonMobil Exxon Mobil ChevronTexaco Chevron Texaco "Phelps Dodge" Freeport-McMoRan Keyspan "National Grid" Superfund

Brownfields - Newtown Creek

A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by potential contamination. All the properties detailed on the map are/were part of the NYSDEC Brownfields 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.

Tags: brownfields mitigation remediation NYSDEC contamination toxics

Creek Speak - People

Creek Speak is an oral history project created by the Newtown Creek Alliance that uses HabitatMaps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek. To listen to peoples stories click on a map marker.  To find out more about Creek Speak, click here and visit our website.

Tags: "health narratives", "public health", health, CHHNP, "Creek Speak"

Creek Speak - Places

Creek Speak is an oral history project created by the Newtown Creek Alliance that uses HabitatMaps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek.  To read about some of the places mentioned in the narratives click on a map marker.  To find out more about Creek Speak, click here and visit our website.

Tags: "health narratives", "public health", health, CHHNP, "Creek Speak"

Green Infrastructure Planning Map

Potential green infrastructure sites located in the Newtown Creek watershed.  Help the Newtown Creek Alliance by adding potential green infrastructure sites to the map.  Fore more information on the Newtown Creek Green Infrastructure Plan click here.

Tags: "green infrastructure" "stormwater source control" "permeable pavement" "tree pits" "green roofs" "blue roofs" "rain barrels"

Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes

The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation has identified several large plumes of chlorinated solvents (TCE & PCE) in the soils and groundwater beneath Greenpoint and East Williamsburg. These plumes are collectively referred to by DEC as the "Meeker Ave. Plume". The plumes are the result of decades of dumping and irresponsible manufacturing practices by historic and contemporary dry cleaning, dyeing, and metalworking businesses. For more information visit the Newtown Creek Alliance website. For a pdf version of the map with more detail click here.

Tags: PCE TCE Greenpoint Williamsburg "chlorinated solvents" "vapor intrusion"

Newtown Creek Access Points

The Newtown Creek Nature Walk provides the safest and easiest access to the Creek. When approaching the Creek from Apollo St., 58th Rd., or the English Kills Bridge use caution. Decaying bulkheads, exposed soil, and broken glass make reaching the Creek from these locations potentially treacherous.

Tags: "Newtown Creek" "waterfront access"

Newtown Creek BOA Boundary

Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area Boundary

Tags: BOA brownfields redevelopment

Newtown Creek Tour for BushwickBK

On 10/1/09 the Newtown Creek Alliance took BushwickBK on a tour of Newtown Creek.  This map marks our path and some of the many points of interest along our route.

Tags: "toxic tour" "Newtown Creek"

Newtown Creek Tour for Gotham Gazette

On 5/18/09 the Newtown Creek Alliance led the Gotham Gazette on a tour of the Creek.  This map marks our path and some of the many points of interest along our route.

Tags: "toxic tour" "Newtown Creek"

Newtown Creek Tour for Green Home NYC

Starting at 2:00pm on Saturday 10/1/11 the Newtown Creek Alliance will lead attendees of Green Home NYC's DIY Green Block Party on a bike tour of Newtown Creek.  This map marks our planned path.

Tags: tour, "Newtown Creek", bike

NY Assembly District 53

Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez.  New York Assembly District 53. 

Tags: "NY Assembly District"

State Superfund Sites - Newtown Creek

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.

Tags: Superfund NYSDEC contamination remediation mitigation redevelopment

Waste Transfer Stations - Newtown Creek

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.

Tags: "waste transfer station" garbage smell waste-to-rail waste-to-barge waste

Waterfront Parks - Newtown Creek

The banks of Newtown Creek - occupied by industry and pocked by contaminated land - are largely fenced off from the communities that surround them. These three parks, one of which is still in the planning stages, are a welcome addition to neighborhoods without adequate open space and previously lacking safe access to the Creek.

Tags: "waterfront park" "waterfront access" "Newtown Creek"

Weather in the Watershed

Newtown Creek Alliance is monitoring rainfall in the watershed to help understand how, when and where Combined Sewer Overflow occurs. 

Tags: weather, watershed, CSO, sewer, sewage, data, newtown

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Action Alert Network

bobzemel Thu 08/19/2010, 02:37pm
curryhartmann Fri 10/09/2009, 08:03am
ddeomampo Mon 07/28/2008, 03:50pm
HabitatMap Thu 07/24/2008, 08:09am
msivit Fri 02/26/2010, 03:24pm
richard.katz Tue 07/29/2008, 09:25am
TSiraj Tue 07/20/2010, 10:53am

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Newtown Creek Alliance

Website:
newtowncreekalliance.org

Member since:
07/24/2008