Recent media coverage of NCA’s various projects and related advocacy (updated December 2022):
Clean-Up of Newtown Creek Superfund Site Pushed Back Until 2032 Greenpointer; December 6, 2022.
EPA delays cleanup of Brooklyn’s toxic Newtown Creek Superfund site until 2032 Gothamist; December 5, 2022.
Newtown Creek Alliance Calling for Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Creek Greenpointers; November 21, 2022.
Using Ecosystem Services as an Alternative to Reforestation: NYC’s Newtown Creek Earth.org; November 4, 2022.
Introducing a New Augmented Reality Experience on Spanchat to Learn about the Newtown Creek Nature Walk The City Life; October 24, 2022.
Congress Allocated $3.5 Billion to Clean Up Superfund Sites. Here’s What That Means for Newtown Creek Greenpointers; March 3, 2022.
Schumer says Newtown Creek, other Superfund sites should benefit from $3.5b toward ‘orphan’ sites Brooklyn Paper; March 1, 2022.
Advocates hope newly secured federal funds go towards cleaning up Newtown Creek New12; February 25, 2022
Danger, opportunity in bulkhead collapse: Environmental group says repairs offer chance to revitalize ecosystem Queens Chronicle; February 24, 2022.
Elected Officials and Advocates Call for Replacement of Collapsed Bulkheads in LIC LICPost; February 24, 2022.
New rule requires new developments to include stormwater management measures on-site Brooklyn Daily Eagle; February 24, 2022.
With decision looming, Brooklynites ask Hochul, DEC to deny new Greenpoint Energy Center vaporizers Brooklyn Paper; January 28, 2022.
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.
Greenpoint Returns to its ‘Greener’ Days Rethink.Earth January 25, 2018
NYC Beachgoers Beware, EPA Hit With Sprawling Sewage Suit Courthouse News Service; June 30, 2017.
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.