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Richmond Town »

Students collected eels during the annual count of baby fish at Richmond Creek.

Midtown »

Three staffers were decontaminated after the envelope was opened in the Midtown office, police said.

Greenwich Village »

Students were told to use bathrooms in nearby buildings, a report said.

Gowanus »

New "high-level" storm sewers will keep rain water from overloading the sewer system, officials said.

Ditmars »

Sen. Michael Gianaris is asking the DEP to review properties near the city's rivers for sewage issues.

Washington Heights »

Discolored water is again pouring from faucets in Washington Heights.

Sunset Park »

Residents started to notice discolored water in their taps Thursday night.

Little Italy »

Officials will present their plan to build on the Elizabeth Street Garden at a meeting on Wednesday.

Gowanus »

Alloy Development offered the free land in a bid to stop the city from seizing it under eminent domain.

West Village »

Residents believed they would get 3 public parks after the city finished decades-long capital projects.

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.