Press

Recent media coverage of NCA’s various projects and related advocacy (updated November 2021):

Deadline Extended for Comments on Designating Meeker Avenue Plume a Superfund Site  Brownstoner; November 9 2021

This Brooklyn Chemical Spill Is Constantly Spewing Fumes. The EPA Wants It To Be A Superfund Site  Gothamist; November 1, 2021

Prioritizing equity is needed to combat green-city gentrification  Business Insider; October 21, 2021

Forwarding: Growing Number of Electeds Join Call for Governor Hochul to Review Gas Bill Hike  NY State Senator Brian Kavanaugh’s office press release; October 19, 2021

Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s Waters  Curbed; September 17, 2021.

In Gleason’s footsteps  August 13, 2021.

Environmental groups team up to expand and maintain city’s rain gardens  NY1; July 26, 2021.

Forgotten in Plain Sight: Bringing Renewed Attention to a Famous New York City Waterway  Syracuse University News; May 21, 2021.

23 Years After Being Proposed, Greenpoint Nature Walk Is Finished  Gothamist; May 18, 2021.

Queens lawmaker passes bills protecting the environment, keeping children safe  QNS.com; April 30, 2021.

Opinion: Let’s Transform NYC’s Waterfront Street-Ends for Equitable Water Access   City Limits; March 23, 2021.

Thursday Spotlight: Meet Newtown Creek Alliance’s Newest Horticulturist  Greenpointers; October 20, 2020.

To get raw sewage out of Newtown Creek, EPA takes the cheap route  Brooklyn Eagle; December 4, 2019.

EPA proposes plan to lessen impact of combined sewer overflow on Newtown Creek  QNS.com; November 21, 2019.

Bringing Climate to the Classroom in Queens  NextCity; September 18, 2019.

Newtown Creek Focused curriculum expands in schools  LIC Journal; September 11, 2019.

Long Island City Students to Learn About the Newtown Creek in Innovative New Program  LIC Post; August 29, 2019.

A partnership of environmental nonprofits launches urban ecology curriculum educational program with LIC Schools  QNS.com; August 29, 2019.

In Greenpoint, new waterfront parks will transform the Newtown Creek  CurbedNY; August 22, 2019.

There are three active oil spills on Newtown Creek  Brooklyn Daily Eagle; May 20, 2019.

Brooklynites remove 2,000 pounds of trash, mostly plastic, along Newtown Creek  Brooklyn Daily Eagle; May 7, 2019.

The dark side of green development–and what cities should do instead  Fast Company; April 2, 2019.

Hunger Games at PS 34: Connecting Curriculum to Community  GoGreenBK; January 28, 2019.

Home on the Grunge: Newtown Creek Alliance Hopes to the Clean the Air (and Water) Along the Creek  Patch; October 31, 2018.

City’s Pumping Air Into Polluted Newtown Creek has Critics Worried  City Limits; August 8, 2018.

Spotting Signs Of Life On The Poisoned Waters Of Newtown Creek  Gothamist; May 1, 2018.

The dirty yet important history of the Newtown Creek: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was  QNS.com; March 31, 2018.

Ambitious Long-Term Plan For Newtown Creek Envisions Public Shoreline Park, Green Infrastructure Along Waterway  Greenpoint Post; March 20, 2018.

From green industry to waterfront parks, activists plan a cleaner future for Newtown Creek in Queens  QNS.com; March 16, 2018.

Please Don’t Flush the Toilet. It’s Raining.  New York Times; March 2, 2018.

Love That Dirty Water: A Meet and Greet with Everyone’s Favorite Polluted Waterway  GoGreenBK; February 21, 2018.

Video: Fish Jump, Barges Work and Beauty Survives on Newtown Creek  City Limits; August 18, 2016.

Cleaner Creeks and Bays, But How Will New Yorkers Access the Waters They Own?  City Limits; August 16, 2016.

Environmentalists Check Pollution in Newtown Creek Ahead of Cleanup  DNAinfo; May 20, 2016.

Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway  WNYC; March 10, 2016.

Brooklyn’s North Border Dump Site: Newtown Creek patrolled by Riverkeeper  Brooklyn Daily Eagle; December 7, 2015.

Bringing Community, and Nature, Back to the Banks of Newtown Creek  Curbed NY; April 15, 2015.

The Eyes and Ears of Newtown Creek   Science Line; April 8, 2015.

Rainbow Sheens and a Tip Draw a Focus to Dumping in Newtown Creek  New York Times; September 12, 2014.

Advocates Press City to Change Potentially Harmful Cleanup of Newtown Creek DNAInfo; September 12, 2012.