Archive for the ‘Low Impact Development’ Category

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

HR BOA Step 2 Steering Committee #4 on 072215

Friday, July 24th, 2015 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Projects, Water Committee | Comments Off on HR BOA Step 2 Steering Committee #4 on 072215

We held HR BOA Step 2 Steering Committee #4 on July 22, 2015.  The purpose was to discuss the draft of the Step 2 Nomination Report, Stategic Sites/Connections, and selected Conceptual Designs 150722-HR BOA_Steering Committee Presentation_Final-sm 072215 Harlem River BOA—Summary of Key ...

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 ...

Mott Haven Herald: River cleanup may point way to new park, 092813

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development | Comments Off on Mott Haven Herald: River cleanup may point way to new park, 092813

ENVIRONMENT, PARKS River cleanup may point way to new park By Jenna O’Donnell on September 28, 2013 3:19 pm With pop-up wetland comes new effort to open Harlem shore Pier 5 on the Harlem River just north of 149th Street doesn’t look like much. It’s ...

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 ...

Fresh Direct Deal cuts the Harlem and Bronx Rivers Greenway

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 Posted in Causes, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Projects | 1 Comment »

BCEQ members signed onto a letter to elected officials:  FreshDirect Letter 021312 BCEQ HRWG The hearing is today at 10 am, Chauncy is going and you can watch it on your computer. (Meetings will be streamed live in audio and available on-demand ...

Comments on CSO and Green Infrastructure 11.18.11

Friday, November 18th, 2011 Posted in Bronx River, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Projects, Water Committee | Comments Off on Comments on CSO and Green Infrastructure 11.18.11

Here is some of what we submitted: Green Infrastructure (GI) has to be incorporated into the Long Term Control Plans in a meaning and measurablemanner. While this plan goes a long way toward that goal, there is no need for additional ...

Program Water Conference, March 17th

Monday, March 15th, 2010 Posted in Bronx River, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Program Water Conference, March 17th

PROGRAM “Examining Harlem River Water Quality: Imputs, Effects and Solutions” Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Manhattan College, Leo Engineering Building 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Main Auditorium: GENERAL MEETING What is the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program? What is an Estuary? ...

Bronx Parks Speak Up: Sat., February 27

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Parks Committee, Project Green | 1 Comment »

Bronx Parks Speak Up! Open Spaces, Environment and Health Presentations Energy Efficiency Harlem River Working Group Shape Up NY Workshops Rain Water Harvesting Organic Growing Techniques Worm Bins Made Easy (composting) Panel Discussion Sustainable/Green Community Development Learn about all the Resources/Opportunities for Community Groups, Educators & Volunteers Join us ...

Kingsbridge Armory comments to the CPC and EDC

Friday, October 16th, 2009 Posted in Committees, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Low Impact Development | Comments Off on Kingsbridge Armory comments to the CPC and EDC

Below is our testimony in a letter signed by our President, Ira Charles Leveberg Engel, sent October 16th to the City Planning Commission and the Economic Development Corporation from BCEQ concerning the EIS for the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment. Kingsbridge Armory 101609b If ...

Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in Bronx River, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Water Committee | Comments Off on Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

What can we say? The DEP put forth yet another stellar (not really) plan for Clean Water on the Bronx River. With excuses like, Westchester County pollutes the river; we can not use Green roofs as we have ...

BCEQ Doctrine of Low Impact Development

Saturday, June 10th, 2006 Posted in Low Impact Development | Comments Off on BCEQ Doctrine of Low Impact Development

Whereas, BCEQ is being asked to review many new development and re-development projects, we hereby adopt the following as our guideline: BCEQ Doctrine of Low Impact Development Every development project should make at least one environmental condition in its vicinity better and ...