Tag: department-of-environmental-protection

Arverne street gets extreme makeover to absorb stormwater and tidal flooding from Jamaica Bay

Sep. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry A residential street in the Rockaways is the first in the city to be redesigned with groundbreaking infrastructure methods to absorb stormwater and reduce tidal flooding from Jamaica Bay. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Sept. 6 that construction on a $1.2 million project that transformed…
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EDC breaks ground on project to raise shorelines in Howard Beach 

Jul. 20, 2023 By John Schilling The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) invited local leaders and residents of Old Howard Beach for a walkthrough of the construction site on the corner of 99th Street and 165th Avenue near Frank M. Charles Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 19. A part of the Raised Shorelines…
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City completes reconstruction project featuring ‘porous pavement’ to combat flooding in Rockaway Park

Jun. 14, 2023 By John Schilling Representatives from city agencies gathered together in Rockaway Park on Tuesday, June 13, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the completion of the $16.6 million infrastructure project dedicated to rebuilding the peninsula’s Beach 108th Street.  Among the block’s newest features is 11,000 square feet of new permeable concrete slabs,…
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City finishes $700,000 wetlands restoration project at Hook Creek Park in Rosedale

May. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry The city has completed a $700,000 restoration project at Hook Creek Park in southeast Queens. NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined officials from the Department of Environmental Protection, National Audubon Society, members of Community Board 13, and Eastern Queens Alliance President Barbara Brown at the park in Rosedale on…
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NYC to begin ‘climate budgeting,’ subsidizing solar panels for low-income homeowners

Apr. 20, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller

New York City will begin taking its carbon emissions targets into account as part of the budget process and launch a program to subsidize solar panel installations for up to 3,000 low-income homes as part of a new long term climate plan Mayor Eric Adams’ office released on Thursday.