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Gowanus High-Rise Developer Called Out for Dumping Muddy Water into Canal

An environmental group reported muddy water flowing into the canal from Lightstone's construction site.

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.

West Village »

Upscale Bleecker Street Shops Go Green with Earth Day Videos

Urban Greenwalk will create a weeklong open-air museum in the West Village in April. 

West Harlem »

New Law Requires Public Water-Quality Updates on Sewage Dumping

A new law would require disclosure to the public within four hours of sewage entering waterways.

Manhattan »

City Makes $3.8 Billion Deal to Limit Sewage Flow Into Waterways

The plan will increase the city's green and gray infrastructure.

Harlem »

Loose Nut Likely Caused Explosion at Harlem Sewage Plant

The Department of Environmental Protection released a report that showed a loose nut on a fuel line may have led to the massive fire.

Harlem »

DEP Must Improve Water Quality Warnings, Advocates Say

Proposed law calls for real-time water quality updates to be available to the public in the wake of the North River sewage plant fire in July.

Harlem »

DEP Agrees to Tell Public When Sewage Enters Water

DEP says it will begin issuing more public warnings about water quality and post test results more frequently.

Harlem »

Raw Sewage in Hudson a 'Continuous Problem,' Experts Say

The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant pumped an estimated 800 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson last year, even before a fire forced the plant to close down last week.

Harlem »

Flow of Raw Sewage Into Hudson Finally Halted

City officials say the stream of at least 200 million gallons of raw sewage pumped into the Hudson River stopped at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Harlem »

Swimming Banned at Some City Beaches After Sewage Spill

The water's off limits at South Beach, Midland Beach and Cedar Grove Beach on Staten Island and Brooklyn's Sea Gate Beach following ongoing sewage dumping, and more beaches could be added to the list.