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Tag: Department of Environmental Protection

Jamaica Bay Getting Cleaner And Fresher — The All Natural Way

Jamaica Bay used to be blanketed with oysters. This was long before all the dredging, pollution, and erosion caused them to become functionally extinct. Oysters...

Goodbye Cast-Iron Pipes: Water Main Replacement Tears Up Streets This Week

This week, two streets are facing water service interruption because the Department of Environmental Protection is replacing cast-iron water mains running underneath the sidewalk. Water...

UPDATE: DOT Submits ‘Fixed Bridge’ Plan To Coast Guard; Drawbridge Option...

UPDATE, Monday, June 20 at 5pm: In further discussion between the Park Slope Stoop and the Department of Transportation, a DOT spokesperson now says a...

Gowanus Film Studio Heads To City Hall, Fighting With Spunk After...

The Gowanus-based film and television studio Eastern Effects heads to City Hall tomorrow morning with an important mail delivery that they hope will help spare their...

Film Studio And 230 Jobs At Stake As Gowanus Sewage Tank...

A successful film studio in the Gowanus neighborhood which has close to 230 employees could be forced to close if a proposed environmental cleanup plan...

Flood Warning Issued For Southern Brooklyn

Southern Brooklyn residents are advised to prepare for flooding Friday evening. Persistent winds and a strong high tide are expected bring floodwaters to Brooklyn's southern...

April Showers! Pick Up Your Free Rain Barrel This Sunday

April showers bring May flowers! Spring is in the air, so what better time to grab a free rain barrel in order to cut down...

ICYMI: Deadly Drug Den, Parent Arrested At P.S. 193, Attempted Luring...

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s...

Frustrated Neighbors Find Few Answers About Projects To Protect Waterfronts From...

Frustrations boiled over at a Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting Tuesday when city officials showed up empty handed in front of residents demanding solutions...

Intolerable Stench Caused By Breakdown At Wastewater Treatment Plant, Officials Say

The revolting stench that blanketed parts of Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach earlier this year was caused by a mechanical failure at the Coney Island...

Deutsch Prods Agencies To Protect Waterfront After Floodwaters Pour Into Local...

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is urging federal and state agencies to pick up the pace on planned resiliency measures after an unusually strong high tide...

‘Dirty Diaper’ Smell From Wastewater Treatment Plant Has Become Intolerable, Neighbors...

The rancid smell from the wastewater treatment plant over on Knapp Street has long been a nuisance for residents in the area. However, following last...

Sign Up Now To Receive A Free Rain Barrel From Assemblyman...

In an effort to go green and help homeowners cut down on their water bill, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is sponsoring a rain barrel giveaway this...

After Years Of Sewage & Rain Water Pouring Into E. 10th...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFmpmLqTGik&feature=youtu.be For years, neighbors on E. 10th Street, between Caton and Church Avenues, have braced themselves for water, sewage and sludge to pour into their...

Councilman Mathieu Eugene & Neighbors Urge DEP To Address Flooding In...

Following years of problems with flooding in our area, Councilman Mathieu Eugene and neighbors told the city Department of Environmental Protection this week that change...