Archive for the ‘Front Page News’ Category

BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

Monday, January 15th, 2018 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Parks Committee, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | No Comments »

Find a copy of our list of comments Long term control plan for the Bronx Harlem Hudson River Jan 2018 FINAL

12.13.2017 Comments to NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection on the City’s Wastewater Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 Posted in Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Projects, Water Committee | Comments Off on 12.13.2017 Comments to NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection on the City’s Wastewater Infrastructure

BCEQ Comments to NYC Council EP on Wastewater Infrastructure 12.13.17 FINAL Bronx Council for Environmental Quality Comments to the Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Costa Constantinides on the City’s Wastewater Infrastructure – Current Condition and ...

10-25-2017 Karen Argenti at the Water Conference

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Posted in Bronx River, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10-25-2017 Karen Argenti at the Water Conference

The time has come for the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) to move in a different direction. Over the last 47 years, we have had many highlights. We fought to save parks: the Pelham Bay Park Landfill pollution, the building ...

Park Land Math 101: Mill Pond Pier 5 Park

Monday, October 9th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Park Land Math 101: Mill Pond Pier 5 Park

An Open Letter to New York City Council Members: The Lower Concourse North EDC proposal will soon be coming to a vote before the City Council. A crucial piece of the Bronx’ economic development plan, the EDC Lower Concourse North proposal ...

The Public Trust Doctrine and Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on The Public Trust Doctrine and Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point

The Proposed Pier 5 Project Contravenes the Public Trust Doctrine (NB - Not to be confused with the 2009 mapped parkland that will be condemned by eminent domain in order to purchase.  Pier 5 is being given to the developer, without ...

Stories about Pier 5 Gentrification

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito | Comments Off on Stories about Pier 5 Gentrification

Village Voice https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/09/05/de-blasio-housing-plan-seeks-land-promised-as-yankees-replacement-park/

Council Hearing on Pier 5 Parkland aka Lower Concourse North

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Council Hearing on Pier 5 Parkland aka Lower Concourse North

September 25 Hearing on Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point. The Pier 5 part starts around 23 minutes in.  Minutes from the hearing: Minutes 092517 Pier 5 At the same time as this hearing was held, there were ...

Stories about Lower Concourse North Gentrification aka Pier 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on Stories about Lower Concourse North Gentrification aka Pier 5

De Blasio Housing Plan Seeks Land Promised as Yankees Replacement Park City Hall says expansion of Bronx green space was never a formal commitment by PATRICK ARDEN SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 A decade has passed since the city demolished more than 25 acres of South Bronx ...

Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 | Comments Off on Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Known as having the worst air quality and highest asthma rates in the country, the South Bronx continually receives a failing grade from the American Lung Association. Nowhere in the City's plans is a way to mitigate this crisis. On ...

Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Water Committee | Comments Off on Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Parks FAQ What is a park?  A park is a place under the jurisdiction of the Parks Commissioner. Does mapped parkland define a park?  Mapped parkland does not necessarily mean the property is a park.  Pier 5 was under the supervision of ...

2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on 2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Harlem River City of Water Day – Sat., July 15, 2017 The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality invites you to Celebrate the City of Water Bronx Anchor Site Noon to 4 PM Mill Pond Park on the waterfront across from the Gateway ...

BCEQ Comments on the Mayor’s proposal to take Pier 5

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Comments on the Mayor’s proposal to take Pier 5

Below find our comments and attachment. The attachment is the Freedom of Information Requests we had to make to get the truth from the administration. They really pulled it out of the hands of the people. Only one developer is interested. Using parkland ...

Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Parks Committee, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Almost 14 years ago, we were battling the taking of parkland in Van Cortlandt Park. This was the continuing fight started in the late 1980's with the Jerome Park Reservoir. Although time has passed, little else has .......except there has ...

Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Permits, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

At the May 10, 2017 monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, the issues concerning the City's proposal to build housing and other mixed uses on parkland and what it means.  The Board ...

BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker’s Land Use Staff on Saving Pier 5

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker’s Land Use Staff on Saving Pier 5

May 3, 2017 BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker's Staff to Save Parkland in the BCEQ Designated Brownfield Opportunity Area Leadership of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, joined by leaders from NYC Parks Advocates and NYC Soil and Water Conservation District, ...

Mott Haven Herald: From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind | Comments Off on Mott Haven Herald: From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

http://www.motthavenherald.com/2017/05/01/from-the-editor-hands-off-harlem-river-parkland/ MAY 1, 2017 BY BERNARD L. STEIN From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland The master plan for Mill Pond Park from Rogers Marvel Architects shows the undeveloped land to the south as the site of a future skate park, kayak launch, ...

Jerome Park Reservoir Opened Inside the Fence May 20 & 21

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Water Committee | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir Opened Inside the Fence May 20 & 21

Grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir to be Opened for Limited Access Recreation May 20 and 21 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it will open the grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx for ...

Waterfront Walks 5/20 – not the Harlem, Hudson, Hutchinson Rivers or Westchester Creek

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Bronx River, Calendared Items, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Waterfront Walks 5/20 – not the Harlem, Hudson, Hutchinson Rivers or Westchester Creek

CPC Waterfront Walks, 5/20 (Editor:  Bronx 1, New York 1, Queens 2, Richmond 1, Kings 2 - but who is counting?) New York City has 520 miles of waterfront—more than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined! Join NYC Dept. of City ...

BCEQ’s Comments to Bx CB 4 on Using Parkland for Housing

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on BCEQ’s Comments to Bx CB 4 on Using Parkland for Housing

You can read it below, or you can download a copy:  BCEQ Letter to CB 4 Pier 5 DGEIS 042517 If you want to send comments to the CB, Individual Letter to CB 4 Pier 5 DGEIS 042517  is a letter ...

Pier 5 Mill Pond Park South is Parkland

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group | 1 Comment »

Pier 5 is Parkland and should be alienated if it will be used for housing Taking parkland for non-park purpose requires alienating it through the New York State Legislature. There are court cases that clearly describe the need for this and the ...