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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.

Manhattan »

Hipsters Illegally Kill Deer in Making of Tribeca Film Festival Movie

Actors in the Tribeca Film Festival's "First Winter" shot two live deer without a license.

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