American Lung Association: NYC’s air quality is improving, but still gets a failing grade
The annual State of the Air report once again gave failing grades to ozone levels in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Suffolk County. But Staten Island managed to improve to a D.
Apr 21, 12:06 AM
For NYC, the legacy of redlining is in the air we breathe
Neighborhoods once considered ‘unfavorable’ for home loans are more polluted than average.
Apr 1, 7:00 AM
Meeker Avenue Plume becomes NYC’s fourth Superfund site
The site may also be eligible for federal funds, including a recent influx of $3.5 billion to the Superfund Remedial Program from the bipartisan infrastructure law, which President Biden ratified in November 2021.
Mar 18, 4:37 PM
New York City’s air quality is improving — but it still isn’t healthy enough
Despite declining pollution levels, two recent studies published found urban air is still a health hazard for city dwellers.
Feb 8, 4:32 PM
NYC Subway Station Air Not Great For Breathing, Study Finds. The PATH Is Even Worse
COVID-19 has pushed all of us to wear face coverings to mitigate the spread of the virus. But that habit may help reduce exposure to air pollution inside NYC's train stations.
Feb 14, 2021 4:52 PM
NYC Targets Coal Oven Pizzerias In Air Quality Legislation
If passed, establishments using coal ovens would be required to drop thousands of dollars on air filter systems for the ovens.
Updated: Jun 2, 2014 6:12 PM
Deep Breath: NYC's Clean Air Regulations Save 800 Lives A Year
The improvements have prevented 800 deaths and 2,000 emergency room visits each year.
Updated: Sep 26, 2013 4:41 PM
City To Burn "Organic" Sandy Detritus In Open Air, Sparking Environmental Worries
Though the EPA will be on hand to monitor air quality concerns, the city has granted the company involved in the burning exceptions to two portions of the Air Pollution Control Code.
Updated: Nov 28, 2012 10:30 AM
Rangers-Sponsored Flight From LGA To Newark Took 5 Hours, Was In Air 10 Minutes
Say what you will about a tube full of hockey fans breathing fetid air—including Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert—they can sure sniff out the nerd
Updated: May 20, 2012 4:24 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Fashion Inspired By... NYC's Air Pollution, 2nd Hand Smoke
via Nien Lam If you're detoxing after Fashion Week (or simply
Updated: Feb 24, 2011 12:48 PM
Nobody Can Escape The Bad Summer Air
Levels of fine particles in the air. (Via Department of Health)
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 3:48 PM
Upper East Side Has Some Of The City's Dirtiest Air
New York City Community Air Survey One of the city's wealthiest
Updated: Dec 16, 2009 10:42 AM
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