Posts Tagged ‘department of environmental protection’

The Sinkhole That Swallowed Bay Ridge Street Not the First the City Has Seen

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo of the Bar Ridge Sinkhole by Twitter user @gazawia When she left to walk the dog yesterday afternoon, Maddie Flood found something unusual in the middle of the street outside her Bay Ridge home: an enormous hole. Flood and her mother Anette had just parked her car in front of the house five minutes ago. Now, it was teetering on the edge of a [&hellip
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Mosquito Epidemic Creates Itchy Problem on 84th Street

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

mosquito Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a bafflingly hard to quash infestation, rounding up city officials to hear their tales and explain what the city is doing to combat the insects. The result was a promise to coordinate efforts and [&hellip
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Notes From the Neighborhood: Lappin Demands Clean Air Accountability

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

lappin In response to increased concerns about the air quality around the Second Avenue Subway construction, City Council Member Jessica Lappin has introduced a bill that would require the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to monitor construction sites monthly and release data on potential health hazards. Earlier this year, the MTA released a study that measured [&hellip
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