We were surprised to learn that the NYC Economic Development Corp. has issued an RFP to design and construct new bulkheads on the south side of Coney Island Creek between West 12th Street and West 23rd Street. Elected officials and Community Board 13 received no previous notification regarding the project and the August 6 informational session at the EDC's offices had passed by the time community members became aware of the RFP. The $32 million project includes "evaluation of the existing conditions, replacement of select bulkheads, raising of select bulkheads, and evaluation of alternate shoreline-raising possibilities." The project is expected to be completed by 2022.
Responses to the proposal are due on September 14, 2018.
Aggressive Water Quality Monitoring and Investigations Continue in Coney Island Creek Drainage Area
Tell NYSDEC: NYC’s Waters Remain Impaired by Sewage and Need Further Protection
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) proposes to remove a number of NYC waterways from the state’s “List of Impaired Waters,” sometimes referred to as the “Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List.” It is important that SWIM members oppose these delistings and keep pressure on the City and State agencies to bring NYC’s waters into compliance with water quality standards.
Help protect NYC’s waters by demanding they be listed as impaired and in need of a “Total Maximum Daily Load.” Please submit comments by August 6, 2018 to:
NYS DEC - Division of Water
Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management
Albany, NY 12233
Coney Island Creek
Other Creek News:
Department of Environmental Protection Installs New Signage Surrounding Coney Island Creek to Aid Residents in Reporting Illicit Discharges
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today the installation of new signs at stormwater (MS4) outfalls along Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn. The new signage was installed at eight locations to notify residents of the presence of an outfall and prompting them to contact 311 with an outfall ID number, should they observe discharge after a period of dry weather. This pilot is one of many efforts to continue water quality improvements in Coney Island Creek and was developed with input from the community after a series of workshops with the Coney Island Beautification Project, the SWIM Coalition, Partnerships for Parks, NY Aquarium, and meetings with . . . .
UPDATE: Public meeting regarding bulkhead rehab will be held at Community Board 13 on October 17 at 7pm. 1201 Surf Avenue, enter at rear of building.
NYCDEP PRESS RELEASE, MARCH 14, 2018: