"If Andy Warhol could have been as prolific as he wanted to be, he'd be Steve Keene."
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.
As energy provider National Grid awaits New York’s final answer on the air permit for two new liquid natural gas vaporizers, community groups are putting pressure on Hochul to reject it, citing violation of environmental laws.
The pollutants, primarily chlorinated solvents and petrochemicals derived from carbon, were first discovered in 2005 by Exxon Mobil and the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a separate cleanup in Greenpoint.
"It’s obvious that the police resources are being misappropriated. There’s one guy up there. There’s one way up and one way down. It's absurd."
Greenpoint locals and safe streets advocates have called on the mayor to eliminate a lane of traffic in each direction, widen sidewalks, and install a protected bike lane on the boulevard.
"As an outsider, I can be like, 'This is great, there’s an Open Street for me to go party and hang out with my friends outside.'" said one Greenpoint resident. "But you know what? People live there."
Here you can contemplate a curated collection of native plant species and simultaneously reflect on the ramifications of centuries of industrial pollution.
The fight over Greenpoint’s Open Streets has literally devolved into a Superfund site.
"Up against the Manhattan skyline, it was like my brain couldn’t put the two together."
The city said they hope to restore service by Tuesday.
Edy's Grocer takes over the corner location space from longtime neighborhood favorite Maria's Deli.
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