Thursday, 24 April 2014

Category: Environment

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Hunts Point residents fear that the arrival of auto body shops uprooted from Willets Point will cause a spike in traffic, pollution and crime, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Repeated snowfalls and cold weather this winter have hampered construction, affecting Polish-owned businesses and Polish workers in the New York area, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Designs for the Lowline on View Downtown

Designs for the Lowline on View Downtown

The Lo-Down reports on an exhibit on Orchard Street that showcases student designs for the proposed subterranean park, the Lowline.

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Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports.

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Auto Shop Owners in Willets Point Struggling to Relocate

Auto Shop Owners in Willets Point Struggling to Relocate

The city has offered compensation if auto shops at Willets Point move by January 31, but owners despair of being able to meet the deadline, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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Nearly 100 Proposals to ‘Green’ Up Greenpoint

Nearly 100 Proposals to ‘Green’ Up Greenpoint

An environmental fund in Greenpoint has received proposals from local businesses and others for projects aimed at improving land devastated by a massive oil spill decades ago, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Bronx Merchants Upset Over Sanitation Tickets

Bronx Merchants Upset Over Sanitation Tickets

Some Bronx merchants complain that they are unfairly ticketed by the Department of Sanitation for garbage which has been scattered after-hours by people foraging for bottles, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

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EPA Proposes New Superfund Site on Brooklyn-Queens Border

EPA Proposes New Superfund Site on Brooklyn-Queens Border

The former site of a chemical factory in Ridgewood may soon be designated a Superfund site by the EPA, reports Brooklyn Bureau, which has evaluated the city and state's progress on addressing problems at brownfield sites like this one.

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Finding Trustworthy Middlemen for Filipino Relief

Finding Trustworthy Middlemen for Filipino Relief

Locals who want to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan are carefully selecting which organizations they will assist.

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Bronx Residents Agitate for Better Park Policing

Bronx Residents Agitate for Better Park Policing

Some Bronx residents say they cannot enjoy Starlight Park because they fear the large groups of teens that hang out there, reports Bronx Bureau. These concerns bring to light the fact that while the borough has the highest percentage of park grounds, it has the smallest number of park patrol officers.

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