Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

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 | Comments Off on WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

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 ...

2018 Membership Meeting & Environmental Conference

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Posted in Board Meetings, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, ByLaws, Communications Committee Work, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on 2018 Membership Meeting & Environmental Conference

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 17th Annual Environmental Conference & 47th Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm Manhattan College Leo Engineering 3825 Corlear Avenue at 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463 Part I - Auditorium BCEQ Annual Meeting and Board Class Elections Van Cortlandt Park Lake ...

Pier 5 Update – BCEQ v City of NY Index #100240/2018

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 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, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Pier 5 Update – BCEQ v City of NY Index #100240/2018

This will be the place to find the latest information on the case. BRONX COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY and CHAUNCY YOUNG, Petitioners, -against- The CITY OF NEW YORK, the NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL, the NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, the NEW YORK ...

Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, climate changge, EDC, eMagazine, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Passive Parkland Can Create Climate Change Solutions for a Sustainable New York City New York City’s 500 mile waterfront beckons commercial and residential development, accelerated by tax-subsidized affordable housing policies and rezoning. After centuries of neglect or industrial uses, miles of ...

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 | Comments Off on BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

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/

Stories about Bronx Point Gentrification aka Pier 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, 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 Bronx Point Gentrification aka Pier 5

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 ...