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Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. Read the rest of this entry »


Pick for Environment Post Raises Some Eyebrows

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has said he will remain vastly ambitious in his third term, and is committed to a sweeping environmental agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sewers at Capacity, Waste Poisons Waterways

In Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront on November 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

Many sewer systems are frequently overwhelmed, with sewage spilling into waterways and polluting them with excrement and industrial chemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

A Wooded Prairie Springs From a Site Once Piled High With Garbage

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Public Waterfront on September 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

 South of the Belt Parkway near Exit 15 in Brooklyn, approaching Kennedy International Airport, an unassuming hill slopes upward, dotted with small, scraggly trees and bushes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sailing Round Manhattan on the Sludge Boat

In Dive In, Working Waterfront on April 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Eight million New Yorkers generate a whole lot of sewage, and on any given day some of that sewage – more than two million gallons – is being shipped around on the city’s waterways. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal was treated to a ride on the city’s fancy new sludge boat, dubbed the Red Hook. Read the rest of this entry »

NYC's plan to close river gauges worries local officials, businesses

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on March 14, 2009 at 1:15 am

Vital tools that can predict local floods — and possibly save lives — will soon fall victim to New York City budget cuts. Read the rest of this entry »


In Bronx, Dive In, Public Waterfront on December 1, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Rising construction prices, design changes and a dearth of bidders have more than doubled the cost of a gigantic water-filtration plant being built 10 stories beneath a Bronx driving range, budget experts have found. Read the rest of this entry »

The Status of Jamaica Bay

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Queens on November 18, 2008 at 11:06 pm

A year after creating the Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection Plan, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a status report charting the improvements made to the city’s wastewater treatment and disposal and the long term goals of the plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Map Upon Map: New Dimensions in What Maps Can Do

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan on November 14, 2008 at 11:46 pm

I was struck, several months ago, by a piece in The Times about the effort to create a new interactive map of the New York City sewer system. Read the rest of this entry »

Landmark Agreement for Newtown Creek and Other Sewage Treatment Plants

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Queens on November 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm

New Approach Allows NYC to Earn Back Fines Through Improved Performance; Provides Largest-Ever ($10 Million) Community Benefits Package Read the rest of this entry »