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Newtown Creek

Astoria Characters: The Creek Chronicler

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Mitch, the volunteer historian of the nonprofit Newtown Creek Alliance, is an expert at coaxing out its waterlogged words.

Architect Plans Swimming Pool Filled With Water Diverted From Newtown Creek

DNAinfo | Posted 08.02.2013 | New York

EAST WILLIAMSBURG — It's one way of escaping the summer heat — taking a dip in sewage diverted from one of America's most contaminated waterways....

'Black Mayonnaise' At Bottom Of Polluted NYC Creek

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Just across the East River from midtown Manhattan's shimmering skyscrapers sits one of the nation's most polluted neighborhoods, fouled by...

NYC Valentine's Day Sewage Tour Back By 'Demand'

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentines this year in New York City. The Department of Environmental ...

Mass Shooting At Elementary School

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including ...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Sandy Spills Sewage, Triggers Toxic Troubles | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Raw sewage, industrial chemicals and floating debris filled flooded waterways around New York City on Tuesday. Left in the wake of Hurr...

New York City Commits to Green Solution for Sewage Overflows

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

In New York, green infrastructure is going to play a transformative role. But the story is much bigger than that.

THIS DATE STINKS: Sewage Plant Offers Valentine's Day Tours

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.10.2012 | Weird News

Love is in the air -- and it stinks. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection will offer tours of of its state-of-the-art sewage trea...

Earth Day at 40 In Brooklyn

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

These are the people and groups who toil, every single day, for a better environment, no matter what. Here in Brooklyn, we are taking out some time on this environmentally symbolic day to honor some of those groups and people.