2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:01:39 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
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


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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