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


The Meeker Ave. Plumes are up for Superfund designation and we need your help to get it there! Public comment has been extended to 12/8, any and all can submit.Here you can quickly learn about the issue, view the map of known contamination, learn some of the risks the site poses to our health, and have a visual walk through of how to comment as it looks online.Find our resource guide for drafting and submitting public comments (made in partnership with North Brooklyn Neighbors), more information about the site and issue, and the letter we submitted in favor of designation all on our linktree here: linktr.ee/newtowncreek.

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1 week ago

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Earlier this year, NCA joined in partnership with the NYU Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards to test various areas along Newtown Creek for air quality pollutants namely particulates, VOCs, PAHs, and metals. Last week we deployed our third round of sampling equipment, this time with our partners from @laguardiacc The monitoring will hopefully help us better understand what’s in the air around the LaGuardia campus and what that means for those studying and working in the area. We will continue sampling around the Creek into 2022 and look forward to sharing analysis of the results. @nyucieh @nyulangone #airquality

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3 weeks ago

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Dutch Kills Shoreline Cleanup 11.13.21Photo: Mitch Waxman

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Yesterday over 50 volunteers came together to clean up a long neglected stretch of shoreline along the Dutch Kills tributary. In total, we filled THREE 30 cubic yard dumpsters that were generously provided by @nycwater as well as two flatbed trucks worth of scrap metal. Old tires, construction materials, car parts, fencing, hoses, tarps and many more types of debris that had been left abandoned for many many years along this Queens shoreline- preventing access and creating environmental harm. We look forward to working with community members and stakeholders in the next steps of creating improved access, open space, ecological restoration, and realizing the @dutchkillsloop vision. Many thanks to everyone who made yesterday possible - especially @nycwater for dumpster services; and @northshoreneon for machinery and labor - and shared in this collective process of reclamation. More to come!

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Announcing The North Brooklyn Open Space Equity Coalition

The North Brooklyn Open Space Equity Coalition (OSEC) – consisting of North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, El Puente de Williamsburg, North Brooklyn Neighbors, and Newtown Creek Alliance – is alarmed by continuing environmental threats to the planet and our home here in North Brooklyn, all made worse by the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on […]

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Tidal Toast 2021

On October 21st, 2021 Newtown Creek Alliance celebrated our 4th annual Tidal Toast benefit event. Local neighbors and businesses gathered to support NCA’s work and celebrate our 2021 honorees (see below). The outdoor event was hosted by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection at the newly opened phase 3 of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. […]

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In Memory of Matthew Jensen

On May 18th, we lost a much beloved educator and community member Matthew Jensen. Mr. Jensen was a teacher at PS 110 in Greenpoint, an outspoken advocate for social issues and avid lover of nature. Like so many students, parents, and neighbors, NCA had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Jensen in recent years […]

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