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


Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for yesterday's first Greenhouse Gang. They helped up pot over 400 of our native nursery seedlings! We hope you'll join us at next month's Greenhouse Gang on Tuesday, May 21. Or check out our nursery at the first Open Hours, starting Friday April 19! Links to sign up below.Greenhouse Gang: www.eventbrite.com/e/867656643377?aff=oddtdtcreatorOpen Hours: www.eventbrite.com/e/873423903407?aff=oddtdtcreator

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5 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

🚲🥾We are very excited to announce a series of spring biking and walking tours around Newtown Creek: Seeing the Creek - Sunday rides and Friday evening strides. Bike Tour 1: Creek CrossingsSunday 4/21 11 - 2pmBike Tour 2: Creek CuriositiesSunday 4/28 11 - 2pmWalking Tour 1: Public Access in Greenpoint (Jane’s Walk NYC)Friday 5/3 6 - 7:30pmWalking Tour 2: Fenced off in QueensFriday 5/17 6pm - 8pmCheck out full details and register on our eventbrite links (with exception of Jane's Walk link; incoming shortly). Can't wait to see you🚲🥾🌱#NewtownCreekTours #SpringBiking #WalkingTours #ExploreTheCreek #PublicAccess #JanesWalkNYC #CommunityEvents #Greenpoint #Queens #DiscoverNYC #BikeNYC #WalkNYC #CreekExploration #newtowncreekalliance

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7 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

To our pleasant surprise an anonymous person took it upon themselves to reinstall and rebrand our signage at the Penny Bridge Street End site in. Since 2017, NCA has overseen a massive cleanup effort at this public overlook, removing tons of debris, creating paths, and bringing in native plants and furniture for wildlife and community members alike. In 2020, NCA installed an outdoor sign with historic photos and text explaining the significance of this location which within a few years was, like many of the hard surfaces in the area, adorned with spray paint and stickers, making it more difficult for visitors to examine the text/photos. Photos 3-5 show the original sign from July 2020; August 2022; February 2024. We were literally planning to reinstall a new sign later this week, when low and behold someone beat us to it and installed a new one (a digital version has been available on our website) with a slightly revised heading to read “Tom Penny Bridge.” Tom Penny is a legendary figure in the skateboarding world whose effortless style, raw talent, and enigmatic persona has influenced skaters since the 1990s. Given the rise of formal and DIY skateparks around Newtown Creek in recent years (Sgt. Dougherty; Under the K Bridge; Mosquito Beach; and Maspeth Park), it seems appropriate to have a skateboard themed rebranding for the sign; and even the NCA logo :)Thanks to the anonymous designer; we love your initiative and subtle addition 🍄 🇬🇧Check out Tom Penny Bridge for yourself: 1000 Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Open 24/7/365. #pennybridge #tompenny #newtowncreek

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Join us at Plank Road on Saturday, May 4th for the annual Riverkeeper Sweep! We’ll be doing some hands-on work to remove trash and improve landscaping at this notable waterfront access site. Sign up here: ncasweep2024.eventbrite.com

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Greening Industrial Shorelines

On March 19th, at the Queens Landing Boathouse & Environmental Center, NCA teamed up with COWI and industry professionals to share more information about greening industrial shorelines. After the presentations, attendees participated in ongoing discussions and enjoyed a social hour together. Check out a video of the presentations if you’d like to learn more about […]

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NCA Welcomes Spring Interns

NCA is excited to have two interns join us this spring, Mia and Wasfi! They will be out in the field, helping with public events and working on some exciting NCA projects in the coming months! Learn more about them below, and make sure to say hi if you see them around the Creek! Wasfi […]

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2023 Year in Review

For all of our volunteers, supporters, and partners, here is a quick look back at some of the highlights and accomplishments from 2023: Expanding the NCA TeamWe hired three new staff members (Krista, Gus, and Musa) in the spring allowing us to expand out operations, public and horticulture events, and educational programming. And we are […]

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Hiring: Community Engagement Coordinator

Description Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is a community based non-profit with the mission to Reveal, Restore, and Revitalize Newtown Creek, a Superfund waterway that borders Brooklyn and Queens. Community engagement and environmental education are central to our mission and day to day work, as we seek to advance local awareness, stewardship, and advocacy for the […]

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