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4 Red Hook Ball Fields Closed Due to Lead Contamination

It is not immediately clear when the fields will reopen. 

Civic Center »

Window Washers Rescued From Scaffold Stuck 21 Floors Up Federal Building

Two men were rescued from scaffolding at the Ted Weiss Federal Building Downtown, officials said.

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.

Ridgewood »

Former Ridgewood Atomic Bomb Site Up For Superfund Designation

Remediation work at the former atomic bomb project site led the EPA to discover more contamination.

Bushwick »

Businesses at Former Atomic Bomb Site Hurt by Work to Limit Radiation

Two businesses have been badly affected by radiation protection work on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border.

Gowanus »

Locals Vow to Protect Neighborhood Pool Threatened by Gowanus Canal Cleanup

Residents worry the Gowanus Canal cleanup will shut the public pool on Third Avenue and Degraw Street.

Gowanus »

EPA Releases Finalized $506 Million Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan

The cleanup will take eight to 10 years, but won't make the canal safe enough for swimming.

Gowanus »

Gowanus Neighbors Gather to Save Beloved Community Pool

The Double "D" Pool lies in path of EPA's plans for clean up of Gowanus Canal.

Gowanus »

$50K Grant Will Give Low-Income Residents Voice in Gowanus Canal Cleanup

The nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee received the grant from the New York Community Trust.

Gowanus »

Critics Call Gowanus Canal Race Unsafe 'Political Ploy' to Help Developer

Almost 30 teams are signed up to participate in a boat race on the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal.

Gowanus »

Locals Rally to Save Swimming Pool Threatened by Canal Cleanup

The EPA proposal for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal could close the "Double D" pool, locals worry.

Carroll Gardens »

700-Unit Residential Development Approved Along Gowanus Canal

The City Planning Commission approved the controversial Lightstone project this week.

Gowanus »

EPA Wants More Public Input on Gowanus Canal Cleanup

The EPA has extended the timeline for public comment on the proposed Gowanus Canal cleanup unti April.

Gowanus »

Public Gets First Look at EPA's $500 Million Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan

The cleanup of the polluted canal is expected to cost about a half billon dollars and take until 2022.

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.