Newtown Creek

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge lanes closed one at a time Tuesday
Greenpoint Avenue Bridge lanes closed one at a time Tuesday
West Queens Courier Staff 5/18/2014 at 3:29PM

On Tuesday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Bridges will close one lane at a time in both directions on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek (John Jay Byrne Bridge) for drain cleaning.

Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.

Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Queens and Brooklyn to be replaced
Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Queens and Brooklyn to be replaced
Southwest Maggie Hayes 1/22/2013 at 10:49AM

The Kosciuszko Bridge will soon be falling down — and an entirely revamped bridge will be built in its place. “The bridge is over 70 years old,” said Adam Levine, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT). “It’s in constant need of repairs at this point.” Those who use the bridge connecting Queens to [...]

Politicians, locals want trash barged
Politicians, locals want trash barged
News Billy Rennison 7/03/2012 at 8:28AM

Locals and elected officials trashed a recently approved plan that will increase waste-filled train traffic, saying residents need refuge from the refuse. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) approved a plan on June 11 that increases the amount of sanitation districts’ garbage that passes through the Review Avenue waste transfer station and ends up [...]

What’s new in Long Island City
What’s new in Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 12/06/2011 at 5:57PM

No matter what time of year it is and what holiday is upon us, new developments in the neighborhood never cease. New restaurants, businesses, praise and that Hunters Point South project continue to move forth. Here’s just a few items to come through recently: Chocomize, a maker of chocolate bars that can be customized with [...]

Clean up of Newtown Creek investigated
Clean up of Newtown Creek investigated
News Michael Pantelidis 10/26/2011 at 12:28PM

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]

Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 4:43PM

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]