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

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18 hours ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

A short film showcasing the numerous benefits of Green Roofs. Filmed in NYC on Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages. Video by 7cinema. Funding generously provided by the Green Roof Researchers Alliance through a grant from The New York Community Trust. To learn more visit: greenroofsnyc.com

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

🥶 🌊🧊While most of the #NewtownCreek is still free flowing at the surface; many of the upper tributaries are currently frozen over. Here are a few photos from today along the Queens shoreline from places like East Branch; Maspeth Creek, and Dutch Kills. Will be interesting to see how this changes in the next 24 hours with forecasted rain and resulting #combinedseweroverflow

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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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Iena Cruz’s High Tide Mural at Hunters Point Campus

With support from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, NCA partnered with Greenpoint Innovations to create a community art installation in Long Island City to illustrate what our waterway once looked like as a healthy, productive and thriving tributary; call attention to the ecological loss suffered by environmental damage; and highlight what could return […]

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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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Say No to National Grid Air Permit and Expansion

UPDATE (March 10th): Due to significant public interest and sign up The NYS DEC will be holding multiple public hearings in March. Join NCA and our allies in speaking up about this unwarranted expansion. Get background here and join below. To join the virtual hearings visit: Webex.com and enter the appropriate info below Wednesday March […]

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