The measure would have added 41,000 miles of streams to the states regulatory system.
‘Whether we like it or not, we need to adapt our city to manage the mounting risks that sea-level rise and climate change pose to New York’s waterfront communities.’
The aim of the aeration system is to oxygenate the creek to support aquatic life. But some advocates worry the bubbles are doing more harm than good.
‘The City Council vote is the first of a series of land use decisions for the neighborhood and provides an opportunity to thoughtfully plan for the future of Gowanus.’
While praising many aspects of the de Blasio administration’s approach to cleaning up the city’s polluted waterways, 20 City Councilmembers tell the mayor they represent ‘ groups and constituents who harbor grave concerns’ about the way those clean-ups have been planned.
The city’s 600 miles of coastline and centuries of underground infrastructure are a lot to police for the murky problems of illicit sewage connections and illegal dumping. Here’s how New Yorkers can help.
Think environmental policy doesn’t work? Look at Long Island Sound and think again.
When most New Yorkers hear about cuts to the National Parks Service, they think about Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, not the wetlands around Cross Bay Boulevard on the way to the Rockaways or the beach on top of a landfill behind the tollbooths on the Marine Park Bridge.
Adi Talwar and Guglielmo Mattioli |
This week, City Limits has examined how New York City’s water renaissance is working out in two places that represent our waterfront past and present: Newtown Creek and Jamaica Bay. Here are images from both: