Archive for the ‘Environmental Reviews’ Category

Save the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir’s North Basin

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 Posted in CWTP, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Water Committee | No Comments »

Your help is Needed Save the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir’s North Basin Recently the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) stated they intend to keep the north basin of the Jerome Park Reservoir dry. This is the area from 205th Street ...

CSO LTCP Alternative comments December 2019

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Low Impact Development, Putnam Rail Trail, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

We reviewed the alternative analysis, and sent in our comments. Bronx Council for Environmental Quality BCEQ-LTCP Comments to-DEP 12.02.2019 Bronx Community Board 8 Bronx CB8 LTCP Letter Van Cortlandt Park Alliance  VCPA Citywide LTCP Comments 2019  w/ attachment  Coalition for the Daylighting of ...

Appendix files from the SNAD DEIS

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Water Committee | Comments Off on Appendix files from the SNAD DEIS

Appendices A. SNAD Institutions – this is only presented as identifying a missing item in the DEIS. It may not be complete. A. SNAD Community Facilities B. SAMPLE Comparison of Zoning Amendments deleted and added and how it should be presented. This does ...

BCEQ Comments to the DEIS for the SNAD SNRD 090919

Monday, September 9th, 2019 Posted in Communications Work, Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Comments to the DEIS for the SNAD SNRD 090919

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality comments to the generic Draft Environmental Impact Statement Special Natural Area District - SNAD NA-2 BCEQ comments on the SNAD DEIS 090919 Bronx Council for Environmental Quality APPENDIX DEIS - SNAD NA-2 BCEQ Appendiix DEIS SNAD NA2 090919 ...

Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, NYC Parks Department, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

The Special Natural Areas District (SNAD) in the Bronx is being changed by City Planning. The proposed change would allow construction of impervious surfaces and lawns within buffers can impair buffer function by clearing trees, altering existing wetland hydrology, and increasing ...

NYC DEP CWTP Statement of Findings

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 Posted in CWTP, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News | Comments Off on NYC DEP CWTP Statement of Findings

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/croton-water-filtration-plant-project.page The statement of findings was on this page, but has now been removed. We are uploading this on the BCEQ page at:  crfindings

01.04.19 BCEQ Comments to NYSDEC on NYCDEP extension request to March 31, 2020

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, 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, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Projects, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on 01.04.19 BCEQ Comments to NYSDEC on NYCDEP extension request to March 31, 2020

Here are our comments on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) request for a modification to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on the milestone to submit an approvable Citywide/Open Waters Long Term Control Plan ...

10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

we wrote: "Sometime in the Fourth Grade, we learned about the interaction of land, water and air. It is a simple lesson that begins with the basics of the water cycle -- the essence of all life on earth. It is ...

What is WRONG with this Project?

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Projects | Comments Off on What is WRONG with this Project?

BCEQ offers Best Practices for City and Private Projects that Impact the Environment What’s WRONG with this Project? Five Points are Missing from the new proposal at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale (HHAR)!! Complete Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)[1] process examining reasonable alternatives, ...

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  

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 ...

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

10-25-2017 Karen Argenti at the Water Conference

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Posted in Bronx River, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10-25-2017 Karen Argenti at the Water Conference

The time has come for the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) to move in a different direction. Over the last 47 years, we have had many highlights. We fought to save parks: the Pelham Bay Park Landfill pollution, the building ...

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 ...

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 ...

Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Permits, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

At the May 10, 2017 monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, the issues concerning the City's proposal to build housing and other mixed uses on parkland and what it means.  The Board ...

Pier 5 BCEQ Pop Up Wetland Work approved by PARKS

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews, Lower Concourse North, Permits | 1 Comment »

This goes to the use of the park.  The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality applied for a grant and built this project.  We needed to get approval from Parks, the owner of the land. Here are the permits, and below is ...

New York City ways to designate Parkland

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews | Comments Off on New York City ways to designate Parkland

New York City ways to designate Parkland NYC City Planning Commission Glossary of Terms - http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/zoning/glossary.page  Public Parkland, page 17 of 27 A public park is any publicly owned park, playground, beach, parkway, or roadway within the jurisdiction and control of the New York City Commissioner ...

Environmental Impact Statement: assess, disclose, mitigate

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews | Comments Off on Environmental Impact Statement: assess, disclose, mitigate

Below please find a short and quick description of the Environmental Impact Statement or EIS.  The excerpt is from the Procedures and Documentation article. If the agency identifies significant adverse impacts, the lead agency must consider alternatives which, consistent with social, ...