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


Another round of air sampling with @nyulangone - this time back at @underthek in Greenpoint.This is our fourth round of sampling as part of a year long project to better understand various chemical compounds present in the air column along the Industrial Zones of Newtown Creek- specifically VOCs, particulates, PAHs, and metals.Very grateful to NYU Center for Investigation of Environmental Hazards for the partnership. Stay posted for updates as the project concludes this summer.#airquality #airpollution

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Next Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group meeting this WEDNESDAY from 6:30-8:30pm on zoom! See the full agenda and register here:newtowncreekcag.org/2022/05/13/virtual-newtown-creek-cag-meeting-wednesday-may-18-2022-agenda-lin...Everyone is welcome, please consider joining if you’d like to learn more about what’s happening with the superfund cleanup process. At this meeting we’ll hear from DEP, Army Corps of Engineers, DEC, and other key stakeholders.

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Newtown Creek Alliance

Scenes from today’s walking tour around the upper reaches of Newtown Creek. Themes/topics included lack of access; combined sewage overflow; underground streams; oil seeps; the benefits of green infrastructure; crumbling bridges and bulkheads; the resilience of killifish and cormorants; and lots of looking through fences at a public waterway. Save the date for our next E Williamsburg based event- June 4th!#bushwick #ridgewood #englishkills #newtowncreek

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Join us this Sunday for a free walking tour around the head-end of the Creek! Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Fresh Pond, Ridgewood, and Maspeth come on out 😊@jengutierreznyc @davilaforassembly @senatorjuliasalazar @bk_rot @friendsofcooperpark_ @samyforbrooklyn @bushwickayudamutua @nbkparks @elpuentebushwick @mhdogrunpack @clean_bushwick_initiative

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CALL FOR WATER SAMPLING VOLUNTEERS:We need at least 5 folks who want to give their Thursday mornings (May-Sept) to take water samples and drop them off at a lab in Williamsburg. Sampling locations are at: English Kills, the Grand St Bridge, Apollo Street-end, Dutch Kills, and the Pulaski Bridge at McGuinness (swipe for pin drops). Link to the announcement, and the volunteer interest form, in bio 💧🐟

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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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Support the Dutch Kills Loop

UPDATE (December 12th): Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign. With nearly 70 individual supporters we raised over $17,200 total to support the project. To get more involved with the planning of the project, please reach out to us: dutchkillsloop @ newtowncreekalliance.org ————– NCA is pleased to announce a matching fund campaign to […]

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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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