Category Archives: CSO

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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Our 2020 Recap

There is no shortage of things to say about 2020. Throughout this unprecedented year, NCA remained diligent in finding new ways to achieve our mission to Reveal, Restore and Revitalize Newtown Creek. Below are some of the highlights and key partnerships from this past year (also check ou our Tidal Toast video showcasing much of […]

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Petition: Create Public Access at Vernon Blvd Shoreline

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are currently pursuing plans to reconstruct the Vernon Blvd Street End at Newtown Creek. In the past 20 years, numerous community driven plans for this location have been developed in an effort to reconnect Long Island City to their waterfront (see renderings above). While […]

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Superfund after 10 years

10 years ago today (September 28th) Newtown Creek was designated a federal Superfund site. Dozens of responsible parties identified; thousands of pages of reports written and re-written; millions of data points collected; hundreds of hours of community meetings; and untold millions of dollars spent to date. But where are we after a decade? The EPA […]

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