The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of Newtown Creek.

2016 Water Quality Booklet

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO is one of the largest sources of ongoing pollution to Newtown Creek. Every year an estimated 1.2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water are discharged into Newtown Creek, with 90% being discharged into the most stagnant tributaries where impacts are amplified.

Check out recent video documenting what CSO looks like and learn more about solutions to the problem.

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2016 Water Quality Booklet

2016 Water Quality Booklet

In 2016, NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducted an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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Time lapse video from last week's tour of #newtowncreek with @openhousenewyork - Much thanks to @nywaterway for safely navigating these busy waters.

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Newtown Creek Walking Tour: Greenpoint to Hunters Point

August 24, 2017, 7:00pm - August 24, 2017, 9:00pm

Explore Greenpoint and Hunters Point with Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman.

The tour will start in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a former colonial center and 19th century industrial powerhouse situated on the waterfront. Today it’s a thriving neighborhood, presenting a veritable study in contrasts as it actively deals with a legacy of past environmental catastrophe.

We will then cross Newtown Creek via the Pulaski Bridge and head into the brave new world as seen in Long Island City's Hunters Point. The areas that we’ll explore are being, developed for luxury housing. Come take a look at what is there before it’s all gone. There are spectacular waterfront vistas to enjoy, maritime industrial and rail infrastructure to marvel at, and a few surprises too.

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Field Day Friday is today; come check out @kingslandwildflowers from 4pm to 7pm this afternoon. The entrance is at 520 Kingsland avenue in Greenpoint. Rain or shine we will be there; indoors or out on the roof! ... See MoreSee Less

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A breaching whale? A half sunken jet ski or a new water park for Bushwick?

This is the aeration system in #englishkills - it is prone to failure, aerosolizes highly polluted #superfund water, does not address the root cause of low oxygen levels, the massive dumping of untreated sewage into #newtowncreek and it also cost rate payers about $20 million. NCA continues to work with DEP and DEC in finding more safe, efficient and sustainable ways to address low oxygen levels in the head areas of the Creek. In the meantime this is what we got.

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About to squeeze under the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge on the @openhousenewyork #newtowncreek tour.

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