According to a study, poor city neighborhoods where mostly Hispanic and African Americans live are disproportionately affected by pollution from trash trucks and landfills, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
“The Other Side of Me,” a photo exhibit on display at LaGuardia Community College, features photos by alumnus Zakaria Ahmed, taken during a trip back to his native country of Bangladesh.
In a City Limits video, the owners of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Bushwick, say they aim to make healthy food accessible and encourage young people of color to go into urban farming.
A family of Mexican immigrant farmers is part of an innovative business initiative in The Bronx, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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.