The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

In 2018, NCA, Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will launched the Newtown Creek Vision plan, a 150 page report chronicling priority issues and 85 proposed projects to address Remediation, Restoration, Recreation and Resilience. The report builds upon decades of planning and visioning efforts by numerous community members and organizations; framing ideas in the wake of upcoming Superfund remediation and Clean Water improvements. Read the full plan here.

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Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Explore these interactive educational resources on ArcGIS StoryMaps to learn more about the Creek's ecosystem and NCA’s efforts in environmental remediation, restoration, and revitalization. We have units available on the history and geography of the Creek, regional flora and fauna, Newtown Creek's soil and water health, and the impact of climate change on NYC's coastal communities. Click "read more" to view them all.

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Facebook News

Facebook News

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We’ll be at @triloxworkshop workshop at 228 India St this Sunday during their sample sale from 12-5pm! Come by to grab some rescued and repurposed wooden slabs and other odds and ends perfect for DIY projects, and learn about what we’ve been up to on and around Newtown Creek. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be going to NCA, it’s time to get ready to get creative!

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🚨Greenpoint neighbors🚨 The EPA is hosting a virtual Superfund 101 workshop this Thursday from 6-8pm! Come learn about the new superfund site in the neighborhood, the Meeker Avenue Plumes. Registration link in bio. Following the meeting announcement flyer is the EPA’s October 2022 Community Update (cropped), with information about the Site and upcoming and past investigative actions taken.

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On this giving Tuesday, we'd like to thank our incredible volunteers who give so much time and energy to support our work. We appreciate your hard work, even through heat waves and rainstorms, to help with street-end cleanups and restoring some of the native habitats that have been lost along Newtown Creek. Learn more about our work and the many ways you can support NCA's mission here: linktr.ee/newtowncreek

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We had a great time taking @epagov Region 2 Administrator Lisa Garcia out on the water today to see the pressing issues facing Newtown Creek.We hope this tour helped highlight major Superfund remediation needs that the Community Advisory Group (CAG) continues to press for including a thorough cleanup on a reasonable timeline. Stay tuned, CAG meetings begin again in January!Thank you to Riverkeeper and Dan Wiley from Representative Velazquez’s office for joining us.

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NCA Initial Comments on US Army Corps of Engineers HATS Feasibility Study

Newtown Creek Alliance is reviewing a report released in October by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that proposes a plan with aims to protect the NY-NJ Harbor from coastal storm risks. The 569 page report is followed by 8 appendices (1,677 pages) split into: environmental, engineering, cost engineering, economics, maps, real estate, public […]

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Tidal Toast 2022

On October 20th, 2022 Newtown Creek Alliance celebrated our 5th annual Tidal Toast benefit event where we honored the 20th Anniversary of our community’s work organizing and advocating for the health and restoration of Newtown Creek and our Creekshed communities. Friends, neighbors, electeds, and stakeholders of all stripes gathered at the Colossal Media headquarters to […]

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Meet our 2022 Urban Heat Island Effect fellowship cohort!

This group of fantastic fellows come to us from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Each with their own experiences in the urban heat island; they’re studying the temperature variations amongst the Long Island City and Sunnyside built environments. We will be hosting their final project presentations at 520 Kingsland Avenue on Friday, August 26th from […]

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Join NCA’s first Summer UHI Fellowship cohort!

For the next three summers NCA will be hosting a six week, full time, paid research fellowship for New Yorkers aged 18-29. Fellows will learn the role of scientific inquiry and longitudinal studies in environmental policy development, practice fieldwork and data collection, and contribute to improved knowledge of local environmental justice issues all within the […]

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