Archive for the ‘Harlem River Working Group’ Category

Fordham Landing Study 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019 Posted in Fordham Landing, Harlem River Working Group, Projects | Comments Off on Fordham Landing Study 2019

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is a 501c3 organization consisting of volunteers, no staff.  Founded in 1971, we are a Bronx wide group advocating for clean water, air and land.  Recently, we applied for a grant from the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

"When beavers make a series of dams and ponds within a drainage basin, the water cycle in the entire watershed is affected.  Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up water during storms and releasing it slowly in drier times.  The ...

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 ...

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 ...

10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Bronx River, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Newsletters, Putnam Rail Trail, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Here is the letter:  20181019_CSO-LTCP_Citywide_LTCP_Mod_Request_(002) Keep an eye out for updates on where we go from here.  Also, let us know your thoughts about this. Comment to harlemriver@bceq.org Click here for the comments we submitted at the beginning of 2018:  http://www.bceq.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Long-term-control-plan-for-the-Bronx-Harlem-Hudson-River-Jan-2018-FINAL.pdf

President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Jerome Park Reservoir, President Blog, Projects | Comments Off on President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality is proud to have THREE members of its Board of Directors named to the Bronx Power 50. This special issue of City and State Magazine issue recognizes “50 of the borough's most influential leaders” who “have who ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Park Land Math 101: Mill Pond Pier 5 Park

Monday, October 9th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Park Land Math 101: Mill Pond Pier 5 Park

An Open Letter to New York City Council Members: The Lower Concourse North EDC proposal will soon be coming to a vote before the City Council. A crucial piece of the Bronx’ economic development plan, the EDC Lower Concourse North proposal ...

The Public Trust Doctrine and Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on The Public Trust Doctrine and Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point

The Proposed Pier 5 Project Contravenes the Public Trust Doctrine (NB - Not to be confused with the 2009 mapped parkland that will be condemned by eminent domain in order to purchase.  Pier 5 is being given to the developer, without ...

Stories about Pier 5 Gentrification

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito | Comments Off on Stories about Pier 5 Gentrification

Village Voice https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/09/05/de-blasio-housing-plan-seeks-land-promised-as-yankees-replacement-park/