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


This Friday, Open Hours at Kingsland Wildflowers returns! Come join us to learn more about the green roofs, the native plants present, and Newtown Creek while enjoying the golden hour from our scenic wildflower meadows. Open Hours are FREE and open to the public and will take place every Friday from April 19th to June 30th, 2024, weather-permitting. We hope to see you on the roofs!Learn more and register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/kingsland-wildflowers-open-hours-tickets-873423903407?aff=oddtdtcreator

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6 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

👀Are you a resident of Western Queens or North Brooklyn? Join us this Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 for the April Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting 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 (Zoom link is also available)! What the meeting will talk about:1. The possible cleanup scenarios for the East Branch tributary of Newtown Creek, presented by U.S. EPA;2. Update on Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) monitoring (sanctioned by U.S. EPA) to help determine the amount of chemicals entering Newtown Creek via our sewer system, presented by NYC Department of Environmental Protection.Hope to see you there🐟🐟🐟Learn more information about the CAG meetings: newtowncreekcag.org#superfundsite #newtowncreek #superfundcleanup #communityadvisorygoup

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Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for yesterday's first Greenhouse Gang. They helped up pot over 400 of our native nursery seedlings! We hope you'll join us at next month's Greenhouse Gang on Tuesday, May 21. Or check out our nursery at the first Open Hours, starting Friday April 19! Links to sign up below.Greenhouse Gang: www.eventbrite.com/e/867656643377?aff=oddtdtcreatorOpen Hours: www.eventbrite.com/e/873423903407?aff=oddtdtcreator

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2 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

🚲🥾We are very excited to announce a series of spring biking and walking tours around Newtown Creek: Seeing the Creek - Sunday rides and Friday evening strides. Bike Tour 1: Creek CrossingsSunday 4/21 11 - 2pmBike Tour 2: Creek CuriositiesSunday 4/28 11 - 2pmWalking Tour 1: Public Access in Greenpoint (Jane’s Walk NYC)Friday 5/3 6 - 7:30pmWalking Tour 2: Fenced off in QueensFriday 5/17 6pm - 8pmCheck out full details and register on our eventbrite links (with exception of Jane's Walk link; incoming shortly). Can't wait to see you🚲🥾🌱#NewtownCreekTours #SpringBiking #WalkingTours #ExploreTheCreek #PublicAccess #JanesWalkNYC #CommunityEvents #Greenpoint #Queens #DiscoverNYC #BikeNYC #WalkNYC #CreekExploration #newtowncreekalliance

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2 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

To our pleasant surprise an anonymous person took it upon themselves to reinstall and rebrand our signage at the Penny Bridge Street End site in. Since 2017, NCA has overseen a massive cleanup effort at this public overlook, removing tons of debris, creating paths, and bringing in native plants and furniture for wildlife and community members alike. In 2020, NCA installed an outdoor sign with historic photos and text explaining the significance of this location which within a few years was, like many of the hard surfaces in the area, adorned with spray paint and stickers, making it more difficult for visitors to examine the text/photos. Photos 3-5 show the original sign from July 2020; August 2022; February 2024. We were literally planning to reinstall a new sign later this week, when low and behold someone beat us to it and installed a new one (a digital version has been available on our website) with a slightly revised heading to read “Tom Penny Bridge.” Tom Penny is a legendary figure in the skateboarding world whose effortless style, raw talent, and enigmatic persona has influenced skaters since the 1990s. Given the rise of formal and DIY skateparks around Newtown Creek in recent years (Sgt. Dougherty; Under the K Bridge; Mosquito Beach; and Maspeth Park), it seems appropriate to have a skateboard themed rebranding for the sign; and even the NCA logo :)Thanks to the anonymous designer; we love your initiative and subtle addition 🍄 🇬🇧Check out Tom Penny Bridge for yourself: 1000 Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Open 24/7/365. #pennybridge #tompenny #newtowncreek

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ExxonMobil Settlement Agreement Announced

The Newtown Creek Alliance is happy to announce that the lawsuits brought by the Hudson Riverkeeper and the New York State Attorney General’s Office against ExxonMobil relating to the Greenpoint Oil Spill were settled today.  In a press conference held at the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park, Governor Elect Cuomo announced that the settlement will provide […]

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Newtown Creek Cover Shot

Photography from the Newtown Creek Alliance’s own Bernard Ente graces this month’s issue of Tug & Salvage.  You can preview the magazine here.  I’m not sure what’s happening on p. 27 but I’m tempted to pick up a copy from my local tugboat shop so I can find out.  The full photo sequence including the […]

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Newtown Creek for the Vulgar!

NCA member Mitch Waxman has just released a new photo book: Newtown Creek for the Vulgarly Curious. You can order a copy of the book from the Lulu.com. Travel the length of Newtown Creek, the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. 68 pages exploring the rich history and troubled past […]

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NAG Party 12/10

Join North Brooklyn advocacy organization Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) for a holiday party and Fundraiser on Thursday, December 10 from 7-10pm at The Woods.  Come meet your neighbors, listen to some music, drink some cheap drinks, and bid on a silent auction.

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