Category Archives: IBZ

2023 Year in Review

For all of our volunteers, supporters, and partners, here is a quick look back at some of the highlights and accomplishments from 2023: Expanding the NCA TeamWe hired three new staff members (Krista, Gus, and Musa) in the spring allowing us to expand out operations, public and horticulture events, and educational programming. And we are […]

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Newtown Creek Social Media Stickers

In early 2023, NCA was approached by local artist Wyatt Bertz, who was interested in using his technical and artistic skills to engage folks with the current state, remediation needs, and restoration opportunities of the Creek. The end product is a series of digital animations (stickers and clips) that playfully portray local wildlife, industrial uses, […]

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USACE HATS Storm Surge Plan

In October 2022 the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the Harbor and Tributary Study (HATS), a report that proposes a plan with aims to protect the NY-NJ Harbor from coastal storm risks. The $52 billion plan proposes a number of land-based and storm-surge barriers, including at the mouth of Newtown Creek. NCA joined […]

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Meet our 2022 Urban Heat Island Effect fellowship cohort!

This group of fantastic fellows come to us from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Each with their own experiences in the urban heat island; they’re studying the temperature variations amongst the Long Island City and Sunnyside built environments. We will be hosting their final project presentations at 520 Kingsland Avenue on Friday, August 26th from […]

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