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Red Hook »

4 Red Hook Ball Fields Closed Due to Lead Contamination

It is not immediately clear when the fields will reopen. 

Chelsea »

City Parks' Favorite Weed Killer 'Probably' Causes Cancer, Pol Says

An ingredient in Roundup, the city's most-used herbicide, deemed "probably carcinogenic" by W.H.O. 

Gowanus »

City Mulls Plan to Dig Up Gowanus Park and Pool to Install Sewage Tanks

The Department of Environmental Protection named 14 possible locations for two underground sewage tanks.

Greenwich Village »

Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says

The city's Parks Department sprayed the pesticide Roundup more than 1,300 times in 2013.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Air Quality Worse Than South Bronx, Stats Show

The UES has higher concentrations of many pollutants than neighborhoods known for bad air.

Park Slope »

Clean Living: How to Reduce Exposure To Everyday Toxins

Candles, cleaning products and body lotion can contain chemicals that are not entirely good for you.

Bed-Stuy »

15 Bed-Stuy Gardens to Get an Upgrade Thanks to Federal Grant

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $30,000 to Green Guerillas, which is overhauling the gardens.

Gowanus »

Rescue Crews Pull Woman Out of Gowanus Canal

The woman was sent to Methodist Hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

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.

Red Hook »

Developer Seeks to Use Toxic Sludge as Landfill to Expand Brooklyn

A business owner wants to use sludge from the Gowanus Canal as landfill to expand his property.

New York City »

Plan to Burn Sandy Debris at Floyd Bennett Field Worries Environmentalists

A plan to burn Sandy debris has some environmental groups up in arms.

Port Richmond »

Clean Up of Toxic Soil Starts at Site of Staten Island Lead Factory

The EPA has started to remove soil at the Jewett White Lead Company superfund site in Port Richmond.

Carroll Gardens »

Activists Urge EPA to Make Spot Inspections at PCB Contaminated Schools

A group of New York lawyers sent a letter to the EPA urging it to make inspections at PCB-ridden schools.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

New Boathouse On Tap for Newtown Creek Kayakers

The North Brooklyn Boat Club will offer canoeing and kayaking from its own space this spring.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Parents Want More Action to Remove Toxins from Schools

An effort to remove toxic PCB chemicals from P.S. 199 failed, and now parents want more testing to pinpoint the source of the harmful toxins.