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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.

Port Richmond »

Environmental Group Wants Your Photos of Flooded Staten Island Streets

The North Shore Waterfront Conservancy is collecting photos of flooding for its climate change study.

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.

Lower East Side »

Soup Kitchen Cook Faces 'Iron Chef' Challenge Three Times a Day

Bowery Mission chef Ping Lo invents menus as donations come in.  

Ocean Breeze »

Special Permit Aims at Speeding Up Demolition of Sandy-Damaged Homes

The DEC issued a permit which will speed up the demolition of homes adjacent to wetlands.

Ocean Breeze »

Pardoned Staten Island Turkeys Enjoy Thanksgiving Upstate

The turkeys have adjusted well to an upstate animal sanctuary, the director said.

Ocean Breeze »

Staten Island Turkey Cull Will Restart, Dept of Agriculture Says

The USDA said the plan to cull the turkeys are still in effect, even after some were relocated.

Ocean Breeze »

Staten Island Turkey Cull Halted as Birds Sent to a Sanctuary

Twenty-eight of the remaining turkeys were given new homes in the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Richmond Town »

Staten Island Students Count Eels in Richmond Creek

A group of students counted glass eels at Richmond Creek.

Red Hook »

'Toxic Sludge' Developer Owes Up to $20M for Environmental Violations

John Quadrozzi, who hopes to use toxic sludge as landfill, hasn't paid fines he owes the state.

Gowanus »

Scrap Metal Company Fined for Polluting Gowanus Canal

Benson Scrap Metal routinely let metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal, authorities said.

Willowbrook »

First Part of Boy Scouts' Staten Island Camp Saved from Developers

The Trust for Public Land completed the first phase of preserving the 115-acre camp.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Hell's Kitchen Oil Spill Worse Than Thought as Noisy Cleanup Persists

Officials said the heating oil spill cleanup will go on for an undetermined amount of time.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Oil Spill Causes Headaches on West 56th Street

Trucks and fumes have been a problem since heating oil spilled in a basement on the block.

Pelham Bay »

Pelham Bay Park Animals Shot With Darts, Officials Say

The attacks have already killed several Pelham Bay Park geese and more still fly with darts in them.

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