|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:01:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Newtown Creek, Brooklyn/Queens, New York|
Study to eye development of Newtown By Nathan Duke Flushing Times Ledger (NY) March 27, 2008 The state has awarded three not-for-profit groups a $625,000 grant that would fund a study of contaminated sites along Newtown Creek to determine whether they could be remediated to allow for the creation of new manufacturers along the waterway's Queens and Brooklyn shores. New York's State Department will grant $625,454 to Tarrytown-based environmental advocacy group Riverkeeper, the Newtown Creek Alliance and the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center for planning a redevelopment analysis of the creek, which separates western Queens and Brooklyn, said Paul Parkhill, spokesman for the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center. The grant will be awarded under the state's Brownfields Opportunity Area, a state planning program that funds community studies of areas with brownfield contamination, he said. "This grant will allow neighborhood groups who know the area best to proactively plan for the future," City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) said. "For far too long, Newtown Creek has been the overlooked dumping ground of New York City." ... For the entire article, see http://www.timesledger.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19429651&BRD=2676&PAG=461&dept_id=542415&rfi=6 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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