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Lindenwood »

Malfunction at Sewer Plant Cause of Queens Flooding Last Month, DEP Says

The April 30 storm dumped five inches of rain, and a nearby sewer plant malfunctioned.

Richmond Town »

Students Count Eels In Richmond Creek for Third Year in a Row

The DEP and DEC joined students from a Great Kills school to count eels at Richmond Creek.

Woodrow »

City to Spend $48M to Limit Flooding in Staten Island

The DEP will expand the Bluebelt system in Woodrow, starting in the spring.

Rossville »

City Completes $24M Staten Island Sewer Upgrade

The upgrade connected 150 homes to the city's sewer system.

New Dorp Beach »

City Funds $100M Sewer Projects in Staten Island

The city announced a nearly $100 million project that will add miles of storm sewers to Staten Island.

Great Kills »

Trees Planted as Staten Island Landfill Begins Transformation into Park

The first trees were planted at Brookfield Landfill, which is expected to open as a park in 2017.

Bed-Stuy »

Plan to Clean Up Newtown Creek Starts in Bed-Stuy, Officials Say

A new green infrastructure plan was designed to divert runoff from the drainage system in Greenpoint.

New Dorp Beach »

Sewers Needed for Homes That Flood Every Time it Rains, SI Pol Says

Councilman James Oddo and Steven Matteo have called on the city to fund three storm sewers.

New York City »

Citywide Water Monitoring System Is Suspended After Agency Cuts Funding

The city had bankrolled an expansive monitoring network run by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Richmond Town »

Staten Island Students Count Eels in Richmond Creek

A group of students counted glass eels at Richmond Creek.

Port Richmond »

City to Install Solar Panels on 4 Rooftops in Staten Island and the Bronx

The Staten Island rooftop alone will get enough solar panels to cover one-and-a-half football fields.

Breezy Point »

Breezy Point Water Safe in All But Hardest-Hit Areas, City Says

A boil-water order in Breezy Point has been lifted for most of the area.

Inwood »

Water Main Break in Inwood Cuts Off Park Terrace Service

A water main break left Park Terrace area residents first without water overnight.

Springfield Gardens »

City Begins $69M 'Green' Sewer Upgrade in Southern Queens

The city is beginning work on an upgrade to Springfield Gardens' water and sewer infrastructure.

Forest Hills »

Flood-Hit Forest Hills Residents Demand Action From City

Tempers flared as city officials tried to explain the causes of repeated flooding.