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

4 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

What would you want this 10 acre Creekside Exxon property to be?ExxonMobil is pursuing a New York State permit that will allow them to relocate the Greenpoint Oil Spill remediation facilities at 400 Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.Owned by Exxon, this 10 acre site has 630 ft of Newtown Creek shoreline and 41,250 sqft of filled-in tidal wetland (legally filled in 1977).The potential selling and redevelopment of this site creates an opportunity for ExxonMobil to address its toxic legacy in Greenpoint. ExxonMobil can use this 10-acre Creekside land for community and environmental benefits in a neighborhood that they have poisoned since 1867.NCA has come up with some ideas of what this 10-acre property could be used for:- Maritime Transport: e.g. Activation Site for Blue Highways Initiative - Green Industry: e.g. Compost Facility- Small-Scale Manufacturing: e.g. Modern Manufacturing Hub with Public Waterfront Access- Habitat Restoration: e.g. Thriving Habitat with Native flora & FaunaExxon is hosting a virtual public meeting to present their permit application to the community in accordance with New York State guidelines on this Thursday, July 18th, 2024 at 6:30 pm. We encourage everyone to attend the meeting to learn about the permit application and ensure that community health is not jeopardized as part of this proposal.Learn more about ExxonMobil‘s proposed permit modification in our 🔗link in bio. You can also find the meeting link there.@emilyassembly@lincolnforcouncil@senatorjuliasalazar@gonzalez4ny@greenpointers@northbrooklynneighbors@north_bk_community_boathouse@bklyn_geec#GreenpointOilSpill #Exxon #Superfund #ExxonMobil #NewtownCreek #OilSpill #Brooklyn #Greenpoint #Greenpointers #ClimateCrisis

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

📣📣📣July Community Advisory Group meeting for Newtown Creek Cleanup is NEXT WEEK📣📣📣 Join us next Wednesday (7/17) at 6:30 PM to discuss the future of Newtown Creek #Superfund Cleanup. We would love to see you in person at the Queens Landing Boathouse in Long Island City, snacks and drinks will be provided. Zoom link is also available! Meeting agenda:1. U.S. EPA will continue to present the possible cleanup scenarios for the East Branch tributary of Newtown Creek. They will also review existing data on toxic sediments on the bottom of the Creek including Non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL), which are organic liquid contaminants characterized by their relative immiscibility with water. Common examples of NAPL are petroleum products, coal tars, chlorinated solvents, and pesticides.Hope to see you there🐟🐟🐟Learn more about the July Newtown Creek CAG meetings, visit: newtowncreekcag.org (also link in bio)#superfundsite #newtowncreek #superfundcleanup #communityadvisorygoup

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2 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

ExxonMobil is seeking to consolidate and relocate two existing groundwater treatment systems associated with the Greenpoint Oil Spill to a new groundwater treatment facility at 38 Varick Street, Brooklyn, NY (one of Exxon’s sites in Greenpoint).On July 18th, 2024 at 6:30 pm, Exxon is hosting a virtual public meeting to present the project to the community in accordance with New York State guidelines.NCA has several concerns regarding this modification:- Concern 1: Going from two treatment systems to one- Concern 2: Concentrating discharge activities at Penny Bridge (Meeker Ave street end)- Concern 3: A 10 acre Creekside property can be sold to the highest bidderExxonMobil was built on the banks of Newtown Creek. They made trillions of $$$ in profit, and left a toxic legacy in Greenpoint that includes the country‘s largest terrestrial oil spill, and NYC’s largest federal superfund site.We encourage members of the public to attend the meeting on July 18th, 2024 at 6:30 pm to learn about the project and ensure that community health is not jeopardized as part of this proposal.Learn more about ExxonMobil‘s proposed permit modification in our 🔗link in bio. You can also find the meeting link there.@emilyassembly@lincolnforcouncil@senatorjuliasalazar@gonzalez4ny@greenpointers@northbrooklynneighbors@north_bk_community_boathouse@bklyn_geec#GreenpointOilSpill #Exxon #Superfund #ExxonMobil #NewtownCreek #OilSpill #Brooklyn #Greenpoint #Greenpointers #ClimateCrisis

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3 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

NCA is very excited to welcome our 2024 UHI Summer Research Cohort! For 8 weeks the fellows will be studying the impacts of Urban Heat Island within the North Brooklyn IBZ. Their research will support NCA revitalization efforts, finding new ways to assist industry and worker health in the IBZ. To learn more about the program click the link in our bio! #ExtremeHeat #research #brooklyn

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🌼SAVE THE DATE🌼 Come join us for the 8th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival! It is a free family-friendly event with many exciting activities:🪻Explore our rooftop wildflower meadows🎶Experience art installations, performances and live music🐟Learn about native wildlife and ecology, including Newtown Creek💚Engage with participating community and environmental organizations🌼Buy native plant species🍕Enjoy food and drinks with friends and familyKingsland Wildflowers is a 25,000 sqft native pollinator garden nestled in Greenpoint Brooklyn’s industrial business zone. The project partners include: Alive Structures, Broadway Stages, Newtown Creek Alliance, and NOoSPHERE Arts. Interested in Volunteering? We would love your help!Register as a volunteer through Eventbrite and we will send an email with more information about the different volunteer shifts we’ll have available throughout the day.Stay posted for the full schedule of events!Register for the festival at KWFestival2024.eventbrite.com or visit our link in bio🌼#Brooklyn #Greenpoint #SummerFestival #Wildflowers

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Meet the 2024 Urban Heat Island Research Fellows

NCA is very excited to welcome our 2024 UHI Summer Research Cohort! For 8 weeks the fellows will be studying the impacts of Urban Heat Island within the North Brooklyn IBZ. Their research will support NCA revitalization efforts, finding new ways to assist industry and worker health in the IBZ. Stay posted for updates on […]

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How Deep Should the Creek Be?

Background Since 1919, Newtown Creek has served as a Federal Navigation Channel for commercial waterborne transportation, authorized by the Rivers & Harbors Act of 1919 and 1937. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) manages the Creek as a navigable waterway and has conducted dredging to maintain the federal navigation depth since 1923. The most […]

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ExxonMobil Filled in a Tidal Wetland on Newtown Creek in 1977…

NCA has been examining the history of the 400 Kingsland Avenue property, currently owned by ExxonMobil, but it is likely to go on the market for sale soon as Exxon seeks to alter their Greenpoint Oil Spill pollution discharge system. Recently obtained documents help shine light on outstanding questions regarding a former tidal wetland inlet on […]

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Hiring: Grants & Development Manager (Full Time)

Description NCA is hiring a highly organized and self-motivated Grants & Development Manager. This position will work directly with NCA’s Executive Director to complete a variety of development related tasks necessary to maintain and grow organizational operations. View this posting as a .pdf About NCA Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is a community based non-profit with […]

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