Environment

The Rockaway Boardwalk (Photo by Nick Normal, Creative commons license)

Section of Rebuilt Rockaways Boardwalk Opens

Environment, Queens May 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.

Independent Sources: Earth Day Special

Independent Sources: Earth Day Special

Environment April 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm

In this special edition, CUNY TV’s Independent Sources explores various inequities associated with ecological concerns in the New York area.

A street scene on Staten Island October 30 after Hurricane Sandy hit (Photo by Rob Gross, Creative Commons license)

Defending Staten Island Against Future Storms

Environment, Staten Island April 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

New York Environment Report details progress on various proposals to protect the borough, which was battered during Hurricane Sandy, from future storm damage.

Frisbee playing at the Red Hook ball fields (Photo by Robyn Lee, Creative Commons license)

Checking the Soil for Lead in Red Hook

Brooklyn, Environment April 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

The EPA will soon report on lead levels in soil samples taken from the Red Hook ball fields, says New York Environment Report.

A business at Willets POint (Photo by d.aniela, Creative commons license)

Some Businesses Settle Willets Point Suit

Bronx, Business, Environment, Queens, Real Estate April 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

Checking out the Amazon jungle (Photo by Eric Sackler via Brooklyn Daily)

Sunset Park Students Study the Amazon

Education, Environment, Latino, South American March 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Surveying New Yorkers in Seven Languages

Surveying New Yorkers in Seven Languages

Environment, New York March 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

The city is soliciting views from residents on building for a more resilient future through a web survey available in seven languages. Results will inform the city’s long-term plan, PlaNYC, due out April 22.

More cleanup of the Bronx River is planned. (Photo by Skyler Reid via The Hunts Point Express)

Cleaning Up the Bronx River

Bronx, Environment, Metro Area March 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

A plan to cut sewage waste in the Bronx River by 10 percent was deemed insufficient by some community activists, and overflow from Westchester County is blamed in part for the problem, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Video March 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

In this video a mother and daughter in the South Bronx, both of whom suffer from asthma, consider the consequences of FreshDirect’s move into the neighborhood.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

Wind turbine at Sims Municipal Recycling in Sunset Park (Photo courtesy of the company via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Wind Power on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn, Environment January 13, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Wind power in NYC is getting a boost with the 160 feet turbine to be dedicated Jan. 14 at a recycling plant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

The newly restored Willis Ave. Community Garden (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Restored Garden in the Bronx Gets Mixed Reviews

Bronx, Environment November 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

The Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx has gotten a facelift, but visitors give it mixed reviews, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and YANA founder Sal Lopizzo stand in front of an iHelp workstation at YANA. (Photo via The Wave)

A New Post-Sandy Stress Relief Program

Environment, Health, Queens November 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A new post-Sandy stress relief program that can be accessed via computer, phone or mobile device is being introduced by the Mental Health Association of New York City, The Wave reports.

Coney Island's United Community Church (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Helping Houses of Worship, Two Years Post-Sandy

Brooklyn, Environment, Religion October 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Post-Sandy recovery has eluded houses of worship, because federal dollars can’t be allocated to them. Now there’s a call to get banks to help, Brooklyn Brief reports.