Department of Environmental Protection

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Midland Beach »

The project will be the first Bluebelt system in the Mid-Island when it's completed in 2017.

Midtown »

The leak prompted officials to close part of Lexington Avenue during the morning rush.

Gowanus »

The EPA says it's moving "at warp speed" on the canal cleanup but the city could delay the project.

Broad Channel »

A stinky algae bloom grew in a portion of Jamaica Bay, sending the smell of sulfur throughout the area. 

Upper East Side »

The flood was caused by a faulty valve on the fire hydrant, officials said.

East Elmhurst »

Nearly 17 acres of stinky sludge beneath Flushing Bay will be dredged to remove odor.

Upper West Side »

Buildings burning the dirtiest heating oil, No. 6, are now doing so illegally, the city says.

Gowanus »

Double D Pool and Thomas Greene Park will likely be affected by the SuperFund cleanup, officials said.

East Harlem »

The National Transportation Safety Board said both agencies played a role in the March 2014 explosion.

Bay Ridge »

Spoiler Alert: They are puffy, spiky, spooked and adorable.

Bed-Stuy »

The 3-by-3 foot sinkhole opened on Chauncey Street.

Gowanus »

The Department of Environmental Protection will build 90 'bioswales' to keep rainwater out of the canal.

SoHo »

City agencies agreed on a compromise that will allow a stalled $1.5 million renovation to move forward. 

SoHo »

Work will finally begin on Father Fagan Park, nearly four years after the City Council allocated funds.

Gowanus »

The city's Department of Environmental Protection is funding several green roof projects.