Archive for the ‘Front Page News’ Category

Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Parks Committee, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

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 ...

Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Low Impact Development, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Waterfront parkland for private use – if they get it in the South Bronx, you will get it too! An Open Letter to the Public: For more than twenty years, city leaders have twisted the arms of local elected officials to ...

Clean the Harlem River Watershed Conference Wed. March 22 from 3-7 pm

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Clean the Harlem River Watershed Conference Wed. March 22 from 3-7 pm

Whether you live or work in the Harlem River Watershed, you are invited to join the conversation about how we can Clean the Harlem River. You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality two part conference on Wednesday March 22 from 3-7 ...

BCEQ Five Point Demand for the Harlem River

Monday, November 7th, 2016 Posted in Board Meetings, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Five Point Demand for the Harlem River

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) sends a Five Point Demand Letter to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Harlem River Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System ...

Designation of the Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Water Committee | Comments Off on Designation of the Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area

  A PDF can be found here boa-designation-2016

BCEQ Celebrated City of Water Day during the Week

Friday, July 15th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCEQ Celebrated City of Water Day during the Week

East Bronx Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), Long Island Sound Study (LISS), and Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC)     BCEQ Harlem & Hudson Rivers Meeting HEP Workshop, Harlem River Watershed Management Plan, Daylighting, and Monitoring Tibbetts Brook    

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 6/22 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 6/22 @ 6:30 pm

Learn about what MS4 is, how to manage the storm water for that sewer system, and what the city plans for neighborhoods that meet the criteria. WHERE:  NY State Department of Public Service - 90 Church Street 4th Floor Board Room ...

BCEQ holds 2 HEP Workshops during City of Water Week

Monday, June 6th, 2016 Posted in Committees, Communications Committee Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Parks Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ holds 2 HEP Workshops during City of Water Week

PLEASE REGISTER /RSVP Bronx Council for Environmental Quality announces two Harbor Estuary Meetings during City of Water Week – July 12 evening and July 13 mid-day The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality’s East Bronx Coastal Working Group and the New York City ...

Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area II FINAL REPORT

Sunday, March 6th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Water Committee | Comments Off on Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area II FINAL REPORT

Attached are the two large files which comprise the full report. It has not been accepted yet, but it is FINAL. 160304 HR BOA FINAL REPORT-Sect 1-3 160304 HR BOA FINAL REPORT Sect 4 & Appendix If you can not wait, here is ...

Register here for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Water Conference March 23

Friday, February 19th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group | Comments Off on Register here for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Water Conference March 23

Talking about the Bronx side of Harlem River Waterfront Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 15th Annual Water Conference & Membership Meeting Manhattan College 3840 Corlear Avenue at 238th St., Bronx, NY 10463 Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5 to 7 pm Harlem River (HR) News: *BCEQ’s HR Brownfield Opportunity ...

BCEQ and Bronx CB 8 Environment and Sanitation Water Working Group

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Posted in Committees, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ and Bronx CB 8 Environment and Sanitation Water Working Group

Storm Water Runoff Site Survey 1.  WHAT IS THIS? This storm water runoff site survey, prepared by the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality for the Water Working Group of Bronx Community Board 8, is for research purposes. Exploring the impacts of storm water ...

Halloween on the Harlem At Roberto Clemente State Park

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group | Comments Off on Halloween on the Harlem At Roberto Clemente State Park

The Halloween event on 10/31 will be held at Roberto Clemente State Park along the Harlem River, and will include many activities including watching a regatta along the river. Here is the flyer and a place to register your seat. HaloweenOnTheHarlemFlier w ...

Bronx Canoemobile 2015 October 23-31

Monday, August 24th, 2015 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Projects, Water Committee | Comments Off on Bronx Canoemobile 2015 October 23-31

Canoemobile_Web Waiver_NYC 2015 During the week, Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile will provide hundreds of school children (5th Grade and older) a chance to experience their river and learn about their community. • Friday, October 23, 2015 – Van Cortlandt Park • Monday, October 26, 2015 ...