Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Monday, November 19th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality held environmental pre-SpeakUp LearnUp workshops, on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm in the Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th Floor of Manhattan College, 3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street in the Bronx NY.  Sponsors include Con Edison and Bronx ...

NYC CSO 101 Bronx Research Documents

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on NYC CSO 101 Bronx Research Documents

The following is an ongoing collection of documents for students and/or media reporters to use. Hartman_2008 Tibbetts Brook Daylighting Presentation- for Speak Up 082919 Harlem River CSO Vol and Events 2006 Rivers, Hill, Valley, Park & Heights CB 8 January 2015 short revised 091116 Stormwater ...

Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

"When beavers make a series of dams and ponds within a drainage basin, the water cycle in the entire watershed is affected.  Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up water during storms and releasing it slowly in drier times.  The ...

East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

“Learning How to be Good Stewards of Our Water and Land” You are invited to participate in the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp workshops EAST BRONX Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Owen F. Dolen Park Recreation Center 2551 Westchester ...

10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

we wrote: "Sometime in the Fourth Grade, we learned about the interaction of land, water and air. It is a simple lesson that begins with the basics of the water cycle -- the essence of all life on earth. It is ...

Haven Project – release the funds

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks | Comments Off on Haven Project – release the funds

We have seen this happen before.  This is how we lost our parkland at Pier 5 to the favorite building in the city.  But I divert from this story.  You may remember the Producers?  Well, here we go again.       Our friends ...

10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, NYC Parks Department, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

During our December 2016 Holiday Party, BCEQ was notified that Roberto Clemente State Park asked the Rowing Club who located on site and provide rowing for the agency, was asked to vacate the area.  The planned construction meant they could ...

Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

HARLEM RIVER WATERSHED HILLTOP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCEPT PLAN Brochure:  Harlem-River-Hilltop-online Backup Appendix: Appendix content draft

10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Bronx River, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Newsletters, Putnam Rail Trail, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Here is the letter:  20181019_CSO-LTCP_Citywide_LTCP_Mod_Request_(002) Keep an eye out for updates on where we go from here.  Also, let us know your thoughts about this. Comment to harlemriver@bceq.org Click here for the comments we submitted at the beginning of 2018:  http://www.bceq.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Long-term-control-plan-for-the-Bronx-Harlem-Hudson-River-Jan-2018-FINAL.pdf

Senator Schumer comes to the Bronx for CSX Press Conference

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Putnam Rail Trail, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on Senator Schumer comes to the Bronx for CSX Press Conference

     SCHUMER URGES CSX TO STOP RAILROADING THE BRONX & NYC AND HONOR THE DEAL THEY AGREED UPON – SO NYC CAN FINALLY ACQUIRE UNUSED TRACT OF BRONX LAND FOR COMMUNITY   GREENWAY PROJECT; PLOT IS A CRITICAL – AND MISSING – LINK BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND HUDSON RIVER GREENWAYS Read the Press release ...

Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thanks to our friends at USGS, we have collected some interesting links on this page. We plan to list and update this topic on nature based ways to view water and how it moves through the soil. - Library on different ...

President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Jerome Park Reservoir, President Blog, Projects | Comments Off on President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality is proud to have THREE members of its Board of Directors named to the Bronx Power 50. This special issue of City and State Magazine issue recognizes “50 of the borough's most influential leaders” who “have who ...

11.14.2018 LearnUp to SpeakUp as Stewards of Our Water & Land

Monday, September 24th, 2018 Posted in BCEQ Events, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Work, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Projects, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on 11.14.2018 LearnUp to SpeakUp as Stewards of Our Water & Land

You are invited to participate in the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp LearnUp workshops Wednesday, November 14 6:00 pm to 8 pm Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th Floor Manhattan College 3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street Bronx NY 10463 Food will be ...

Help Pier 5 Remain Parkland

Sunday, September 16th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, mill pond park, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind | Comments Off on Help Pier 5 Remain Parkland

Help Pier 5 Remain Parkland Join our Coalition List A Short History of Pier 5 and the Public Trust Doctrine Located at the intersection of 149th and Exterior Streets, Pier 5 was unimproved land under the jurisdiction of the New York City Parks ...

WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | 1 Comment »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2018 CONTACT: Karen Argenti, 646-529-1990 WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND (Bronx, NY) The case of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) and Young vs. the City of New York, et al. concerning Pier 5 and the ...

What is WRONG with this Project?

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Projects | Comments Off on What is WRONG with this Project?

BCEQ offers Best Practices for City and Private Projects that Impact the Environment What’s WRONG with this Project? Five Points are Missing from the new proposal at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale (HHAR)!! Complete Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)[1] process examining reasonable alternatives, ...

Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, Committees, Communications Work, Define the Issues, EDC, Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, sustainable parks, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

This video, created by Gregory Ginsburg, is an eye opener for what is needed - green-open space-parkland to breathe clean air and relax in a quiet environment. Not more density! https://drive.google.com/a/bxscience.edu/file/d/1oRLlbF6mEi6BlIqDJ0o_3kn1e2ZN0z48/view?usp=drive_web  

Pedestrian Bridge for Van Cortlandt Park 2018

Monday, April 16th, 2018 Posted in CWTP, Projects, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on Pedestrian Bridge for Van Cortlandt Park 2018

Date:  April 16, 2018 The cost for the Pedestrian Bridge in Van Cortlandt Park has more than doubled from the original estimate. The Pedestrian Bridge was in the original 1999 ULURP and Resolution. Although that agreement stated the study was to ...

Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

Monday, April 9th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Committee Work, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

April 9, 2018 New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation, by email Dear Council Members Gibson and Grodenchik, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Budget Hearing for the Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks).  As you probably remember, ...

What does BCEQ do anyhow?

Monday, April 9th, 2018 Posted in Board Meetings, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, Parks Committee, Projects, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on What does BCEQ do anyhow?

What to know what the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is?  Now’s your chance!  On Wednesday, April 11, they will hold an Environmental Conference that is open to the public.   Once a year, they hold a membership meeting.  In ...