Category Archives: Waste

2019: End of Year Review

2019 has been another pivotal year for NCA and the continued revitalization of Newtown Creek. We expanded our STEM Urban Ecology Curriculum program; assumed management of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and community space; developed a community driven plan for the Gateway to Greenpoint site; and planted native wildflower meadows in Greenpoint – all the while continuing our regular water quality sampling program; street end cleanups […]

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Storm Drain Stenciling!

NCA, in partnership with Riverkeeper, the SWIM Coalition and Gowanus Canal Conservancy, will be painting a number of custom made stencils on local catch basins to remind people that these areas drain to Newtown Creek during rain events and bring any trash that is on the street into our already polluted waterway. No More Pollution […]

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CREEK-A-THON: April 9th

  This is the full monty of Newtown Creek walking tours, a grueling walk covering the entire Newtown Creek in a single day. Forming the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens, our lugubrious cataract of municipal neglect is surrounded by heavy industrial zones, 23 open sewers, is a Federal Superfund site, is the destination […]

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Newtown Creek, a 24/7 Waterway!

In it’s heyday, they say Newtown Creek was home to some 500 industries, and over 15,000 vessels traversed the waterway annually. As recently as the 1950′s, ocean-going freighters were a common sight as far east as Maspeth. These days, the creek is not as active as in the past, but there is still a constant […]

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