Archive for the ‘Harlem River Yards Park Greenway’ Category

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 ...

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  

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

2013 Regional Open Space Advisory Committee Report – NYC Region 2

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Bronx River, Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Parks Committee, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on 2013 Regional Open Space Advisory Committee Report – NYC Region 2

Excerpts from the draft report, there has been no hearings scheduled since June 2013.  Presented below is only the Bronx notes.  To read the full report, including the notes on the Bronx, please find the link below.  Special thanks to ...

From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Low Impact Development | Comments Off on From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations Sustainable South Bronx, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and Green Worker Cooperatives Release Independent Policy Statements Against the Company’s Move to the South Bronx Citing the neighborhood’s “long history of being overburdened with unfavorable ...

BCEQ Statement on FreshDirect and the South Bronx

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Projects | 3 Comments »

Since 1971, the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) has been in the forefront of battles to protect The Bronx Ecology. The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) joins in formally supporting the efforts of the South Bronx Unite! in the ...

From other pens… Fresh Direct: A Rotten Deal

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Projects, UnBLOGlievable! | Comments Off on From other pens… Fresh Direct: A Rotten Deal

Great Article on the topic! RottenFreshDirect Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs & Planning at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development. Evan Mason, Senior Fellow at the Center, ...

Harlem River CB 1 – some public documents

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Projects | Comments Off on Harlem River CB 1 – some public documents

Here are some documents that have been made public by the community, and not by the governmental agencies.   (1) November 17, 2011 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment prepared for FreshDirect FreshDirect Phase 1 Enviro Report for NYCIDA  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8qEdzX5fireSHJaSU95b1JSRVNkbjFEYVlOa1l1dw (2) December 15, 2011 Environmental Assessment ...