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Protected Bike Lanes Open on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge

About 600 cyclists a day are expected to use the new bike lanes, according to the DOT.

Greenpoint »

Man Who Swam Gowanus Canal to Plunge into Newtown Creek Next

Christopher Swain wants to encourage people to advocate for clean water.

Long Island City »

Construction of Pulaski Bridge Bike Lane to Start Next Month

One lane of Brooklyn traffic will be removed to make room for a bike path on the bridge, the DOT said.

Rockaway Beach »

PHOTOS: Parts of New York Freeze Over Amid Arctic Blast

With temperatures in the teens , large portions of Jamaica Bay and Newtown Creek have frozen.

Long Island City »

Pulaski Bridge Bike Lane Won't Roll In Until Next Year

The DOT is planning to add a designated bike lane on the bridge, which links Queens and Brooklyn.

Greenpoint »

Businesses Near Newtown Creek Eyed After Series of Oil Spills, State Says

Nine separate oil spill incidents were reported this year, up from two in the same period last year.

Long Island City »

Explore Newtown Creek by Bike This Weekend in Free Tour

Advocacy group Green Shores NYC is organizing the tour as part of its "Bridging the Creek" initiative.

Downtown Brooklyn »

What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read

Check out this week's top New York City news stories, and make weekend plans with our quiz.

Inwood »

Got a Hot Date? 5 Ideas for a Romantic Daytime Rendezvous

Check out these five fun tips for adventures all over the city.

Greenpoint »

Body of Missing Swimmer Found in East River, Medical Examiner Says

The body of Steven L. Middleton was found in Newtown Creek, officials said.

Williamsburg »

$400K in Environmental Grants Awarded Through Greenpoint Oil Spill Fund

The first environmental grants funded by an oil spill settlement were announced Thursday.

Williamsburg »

DEP Offers $6 Million in Green Project Grants

The NYC DEP is encouraging groups to apply for $6 million in new funding for green projects.

Greenpoint »

DEP Dumps Valentine's Tours of Sewage Treatment Plant After Snowstorm

This was set to be the third year of the tours at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Williamsburg »

Famed Sewer Explorer and Other Aquatic Artists Confront City's Waterfront

Artists who've documented NYC's waterways will converge at a panel in Williamsburg.

Greenpoint »

Costumed Paddlers to Canoe Down Newtown Creek in 'Haunted' Ride

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is scaring up a Halloween tour for all ages.