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Civic Center »

The Hudson River Park Trust unanimously approved the Pier55 park and performance space.

Washington Heights »

The state alleges that Florence Edelstein ignored an order to correct the violations.

Ocean Breeze »

The nearly 100 birds will instead be relocated to an upstate farm.

Park Slope »

Dog groups are warning pet owners to avoid Prospect Park Lake, where blue-green algae has been spotted.

Greenpoint »

Nine separate oil spill incidents were reported this year, up from two in the same period last year.

Port Richmond »

The North Shore Waterfront Conservancy is collecting photos of flooding for its climate change study.

Richmond Town »

The DEP and DEC joined students from a Great Kills school to count eels at Richmond Creek.

Lower East Side »

Bowery Mission chef Ping Lo invents menus as donations come in.  

Ocean Breeze »

The DEC issued a permit which will speed up the demolition of homes adjacent to wetlands.

Ocean Breeze »

The turkeys have adjusted well to an upstate animal sanctuary, the director said.

Ocean Breeze »

The USDA said the plan to cull the turkeys are still in effect, even after some were relocated.

Ocean Breeze »

Twenty-eight of the remaining turkeys were given new homes in the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Richmond Town »

A group of students counted glass eels at Richmond Creek.

Red Hook »

John Quadrozzi, who hopes to use toxic sludge as landfill, hasn't paid fines he owes the state.

Gowanus »

Benson Scrap Metal routinely let metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal, authorities said.