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Health From NYCEDC's presentation on the Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study.
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Residents scorned some of the initial assessments presented on Thursday for a flood barrier in Coney Island Creek, arguing the city was pushing a proposal that did more to boost tourism than address the waterway’s longstanding pollution problem. “I really think this is a boondoggle of monumental importance,” said Ida Sanoff, a Brighton Beach resident and executive…

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When it comes to sewage spilling into our waterways, people might not really want to know – but they should. The New York Daily News is reporting that while sewage plant operators are required to report spills to health authorities right away, many wait for long spells and often give incomplete reports. When a sewage…

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As we’ve learned over the past year, storms are very destructive – be they big, small or humongous like Sandy. City Council Candidate Chaim Deutsch (D) is concerned with an annoyance that many residents face after heavy storms, that being sewage back ups. In a press release, Deutsch was outraged at this common occurrence, blaming…

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I have already visited the beach at Coney Island many times this year and what has struck me the most is how much cleaner it appears to be than in years past. Previous to my many sojourns to the shore this year, I had last been two summers ago and my striking memory was how…

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection shut down Jerome Avenue between East 17th Street and East 18th Street today, as crews worked to repair a broken sewage line. The line backed up, according to a worker on the scene, spurring them to open the fire hydrant and empty the pipes. The street is…

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“Bullet Points” is our new format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant only to be a quick summary, and some issues may be more deeply explored in future articles. Boardmembers push to beautify Manhattan Beach, oppose aesthetic improvements at Knapp Street sewage plant: Parks Department’s Brooklyn…

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The Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up to take on an 18-month long project to repair and improve sewage outfall pipes at the mouth of Sheepshead Bay, but first they’re looking for your input. The Department of Environmental Protection is coordinating with the Corps on the project, and will give a presentation at Community…

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I woke up this morning because of a bad smell. At first, I thought it was the McDonald’s I had for dinner making a revenge, and I was berating myself for giving in and taking my quarterly pilgrimage to the gut-busting fast foodie. But then I checked my e-mail and found the following note from Randy C.,…

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