Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.
Students in an environmental program in the Bronx are studying seaweed and the contaminants it has absorbed, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.
Stonewall Inn received landmark status, and now there’s a proposal to make nearby Christopher Park in Greenwich Village a national park, reports Gay City News.
Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.
Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.
Bergen County officials have barred entry to a community garden cultivated by Korean seniors for 17 years, on the grounds that it was run without permission, reports The Korea Times. The seniors, however, say the move doesn’t make any sense.
Wooden planks at the Coney Island boardwalk have been repurposed in locations such as Milan, Italy, while some residents are protesting the use of synthetic materials and concrete to replace the wood, The Brooklyn Paper reports.
Three environmental advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority for failing to separate recyclables as required by city law, reports Mott Haven Herald.
A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.
In this special edition, CUNY TV’s Independent Sources explores various inequities associated with ecological concerns in the New York area.
New York Environment Report details progress on various proposals to protect the borough, which was battered during Hurricane Sandy, from future storm damage.
The EPA will soon report on lead levels in soil samples taken from the Red Hook ball fields, says New York Environment Report.
Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.
Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.