Archive for the ‘Parks Committee’ Category

Bronx Parks Speak Up Thanks its Volunteers

Saturday, February 27th, 2021 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Parks Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Bronx Parks Speak Up Thanks its Volunteers

Many of us are thankful that we had a successful virtual Speak Up 27, and now we can now rest.  Thank you for attending.  Thank you for all the great questions and comments.  We were overwhelmed.  Thank you to the ...

BCPGS Harlem River Working Group Calls to Action: Park Access and Park Justice

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in Causes, Committees, Fordham Landing, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Projects, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCPGS Harlem River Working Group Calls to Action: Park Access and Park Justice

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) Board Members will host two 45-minute presentations which will start at  11 am & repeat at  11:30 am.  The presentation includes a 3-minute video (link below) on why we should rename Mullaly Park.  ...

The Birth of Green Infrastructure in the Bronx #2

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in BCEQ Events, Board Meetings, climate changge, Committees, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on The Birth of Green Infrastructure in the Bronx #2

This is the second of our series celebrating the fifty years of BCEQ.  This one was supposed to be online (but I forgot to keep on recording), but FACEBOOK to the rescue.  I hope you all can find it with ...

Mullaly Renaming Documents

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Parks Committee | Comments Off on Mullaly Renaming Documents

BCEQ January 2019 Mullaly Report on the History A Park Named after Mullaly is Politically Incorrect 0292020 rev BCEQ Letter to Commissioner Silver June 2020 BCEQ vs Mullaly to Commissioner Silver 06292020 #MullalyRename

BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Jerome Park Reservoir, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Below are our comments on the Mayor's Budget for FY21 which begins this July. In summary, we comment on the Parks Department cuts to Maintenance and Operations and seasonal workers; the Environmental Protection cuts to cleaning around Jerome Park Reservoir, ...

Short Circuits for CSO Reduction

Friday, February 7th, 2020 Posted in climate changge, Communications Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Short Circuits for CSO Reduction

Short Circuits are those areas of the City where the system just misses its role.  It is the things that fall through the cracks. This is a process in work. Click HERE TO OPEN THE POWER POINT Also see other stories from BCEQ's ...

Phase II Green Infrastructure and Short Circuits

Friday, February 7th, 2020 Posted in climate changge, Communications Committee Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Fordham Landing, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Phase II Green Infrastructure and Short Circuits

Adapting Green Spaces to Capture Rain, Carbon, and the remaining untreated CSO volume Karen Argenti, February 2020 https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/df8b247ed2244a1baa3222546b929d59

BCEQ Votes to Oppose 3 day Festival on Parade Grounds

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 Posted in Committees, Front Page News, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Permits, Uncategorized, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on BCEQ Votes to Oppose 3 day Festival on Parade Grounds

Recently we voted and then wrote BCEQ Letter Gov Ball 01.09.2020 The most serious impact of holding this large 3-day Festival in Van Cortlandt Park (VCP) is on the 46-acre Parade Ground (PG).  Even if everything goes as planned, it is not ...

Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, Committees, Communications Work, Define the Issues, EDC, Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, sustainable parks, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

This video, created by Gregory Ginsburg, is an eye opener for what is needed - green-open space-parkland to breathe clean air and relax in a quiet environment. Not more density! https://drive.google.com/a/bxscience.edu/file/d/1oRLlbF6mEi6BlIqDJ0o_3kn1e2ZN0z48/view?usp=drive_web  

Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

Monday, April 9th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Committee Work, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

April 9, 2018 New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation, by email Dear Council Members Gibson and Grodenchik, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Budget Hearing for the Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks).  As you probably remember, ...

What does BCEQ do anyhow?

Monday, April 9th, 2018 Posted in Board Meetings, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, Parks Committee, Projects, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on What does BCEQ do anyhow?

What to know what the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is?  Now’s your chance!  On Wednesday, April 11, they will hold an Environmental Conference that is open to the public.   Once a year, they hold a membership meeting.  In ...

2018 Membership Meeting & Environmental Conference

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Posted in Board Meetings, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, ByLaws, Communications Committee Work, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on 2018 Membership Meeting & Environmental Conference

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 17th Annual Environmental Conference & 47th Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm Manhattan College Leo Engineering 3825 Corlear Avenue at 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463 Part I - Auditorium BCEQ Annual Meeting and Board Class Elections Van Cortlandt Park Lake ...

We can Fix That by Charles McKinney

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Front Page News, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, sustainable parks | Comments Off on We can Fix That by Charles McKinney

http://bronxspeakup.org/we-can-fix-that/

FY19 Preliminary Budget 4 Parks

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Front Page News, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, sustainable parks | Comments Off on FY19 Preliminary Budget 4 Parks

Here is a Pie Graph from the Budget Documents - ANYBODY SEE PARKS HERE? [caption id="attachment_3027" align="alignnone" width="341"] Pie Chart of Where each Dollar from your taxes go[/caption] Tuesday March 27, 2018, there will be a budget hearing on Parks and Recreation. ...

BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

Monday, January 15th, 2018 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Parks Committee, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

Find a copy of our list of comments Long term control plan for the Bronx Harlem Hudson River Jan 2018 FINAL

BCEQ Bylaws and Conflict of Interest

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Posted in Board Meetings, ByLaws, Committees, Communications Committee Work, Communications Work, Education, Membership Committee, Parks Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Bylaws and Conflict of Interest

Below are the current By-Laws and Conflict of Interest documents: BCEQ By-Laws _Final_ 9.9.14

Stories about Lower Concourse North Gentrification aka Pier 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on Stories about Lower Concourse North Gentrification aka Pier 5

De Blasio Housing Plan Seeks Land Promised as Yankees Replacement Park City Hall says expansion of Bronx green space was never a formal commitment by PATRICK ARDEN SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 A decade has passed since the city demolished more than 25 acres of South Bronx ...

Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Water Committee | Comments Off on Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Parks FAQ What is a park?  A park is a place under the jurisdiction of the Parks Commissioner. Does mapped parkland define a park?  Mapped parkland does not necessarily mean the property is a park.  Pier 5 was under the supervision of ...

2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on 2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Harlem River City of Water Day – Sat., July 15, 2017 The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality invites you to Celebrate the City of Water Bronx Anchor Site Noon to 4 PM Mill Pond Park on the waterfront across from the Gateway ...

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 ...