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New York City Green Infrastructure Outperforms Expectations

On March 20, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a detailed analysis of the performance of three neighborhood-scale green infrastructure projects in New York City. The analysis shows that green infrastructure can play an important role in improving the health and cleanliness of local waterways, and that cost-effective practices performed even […]

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New York City Announces Expansion of Green Infrastructure Program

On Nov. 10, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a major expansion of the city’s green infrastructure program. Over the coming months the city will accelerate the ongoing construction of approximately 2,000 specially designed curbside gardens, also known as bioswales, in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. This will add to the […]

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New York DEP Completes Major Green Infrastructure Project

On March 11, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced completion of a Green Infrastructure Neighborhood Demonstration Area in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough. The project consists of 29 bioswales, elongated tree pits, and two “greenstreets,” which will collect about 15,140 m3/yr (4 million gal/yr) of stormwater. Each […]

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