enviornment

Sandy’s environmental impact
News Alexa Altman 11/08/2012 at 9:21AM

Sandy slammed local ecosystems, leaving an environmental disaster in its wake. Debris clogs waterways, oil sludge stews in Jamaica Bay, and the water in Breezy Point is completely undrinkable. “We woke up in a new world,” said Dan Hendrick, a spokesperson for the New York League of Conservation. The environmental expert, now filming a documentary [...]

Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:05PM

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras is trashing old garbage pails that permitted refuse to overflow onto the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue. The councilmember joined New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Comissioner John Doherty on October 18 to announce the installation of 14 new, high-end litter baskets along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. “Today’s announcement is just [...]

Steinway Street goes Green
Steinway Street goes Green
News Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 2:25PM

Astoria’s green initiative is also beautifying the neighborhood. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., Senator Michael Gianaris, Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy and members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership united on September 15 for the unveiling of several environmentally-friendly additions to Steinway Street. Among the improvements are new plants and flower baskets lining [...]

It is easy being green
It is easy being green
News Jay Lane 9/20/2011 at 1:18PM

The residents of Western Queens are no longer green when it comes to saving the environment. Hundreds of people attended the first annual Western Queens Green Resources Fair on September 10 in order to learn how to live healthier, greener lives and discover green activities in the area. The fair, which was made possible by [...]