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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 | No Comments »

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 ...

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 ...

3.8.2019 Council Parks Budget Hearing Testimony

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, NYC Parks Department, Projects, sustainable parks | Comments Off on 3.8.2019 Council Parks Budget Hearing Testimony

Our Board Members testified at the Hearing.  We thank Council Member Andrew Cohen and Chair of the Committe Coucil Member Barry Grodenchik. Robert Fanuzzi:  Robert Fanuzzi NYC City Council Parks Committee Testimony "New York City has a government because it owns, operates, and ...

Haven Project – release the funds

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks | Comments Off on Haven Project – release the funds

We have seen this happen before.  This is how we lost our parkland at Pier 5 to the favorite building in the city.  But I divert from this story.  You may remember the Producers?  Well, here we go again.       Our friends ...

10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, NYC Parks Department, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

During our December 2016 Holiday Party, BCEQ was notified that Roberto Clemente State Park asked the Rowing Club who located on site and provide rowing for the agency, was asked to vacate the area.  The planned construction meant they could ...

Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

HARLEM RIVER WATERSHED HILLTOP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCEPT PLAN Brochure: Harlem-River-Hilltop-print Brochure and Backup Appendix: Harlem-River-Hilltop-online

WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | 1 Comment »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2018 CONTACT: Karen Argenti, 646-529-1990 WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND (Bronx, NY) The case of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) and Young vs. the City of New York, et al. concerning Pier 5 and the ...

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, ...

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 ...

Pier 5 Update – BCEQ v City of NY Index #100240/2018

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Posted in 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, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Pier 5 Update – BCEQ v City of NY Index #100240/2018

This will be the place to find the latest information on the case. BRONX COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY and CHAUNCY YOUNG, Petitioners, -against- The CITY OF NEW YORK, the NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL, the NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, the NEW YORK ...

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. ...

Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, climate changge, EDC, eMagazine, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Passive Parkland Can Create Climate Change Solutions for a Sustainable New York City New York City’s 500 mile waterfront beckons commercial and residential development, accelerated by tax-subsidized affordable housing policies and rezoning. After centuries of neglect or industrial uses, miles of ...