New York City Initiatives            

At the City level, NCPR is building on its successful effort to get a central brownfields office established and build a stronger City response to the thousands of vacant and abandoned brownfield sites across the City's five boroughs. With the creation of the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) in 2008 and the passage of the Brownfields and Community Revitalization Act in 2009, OER has been empowered to undertake several community-supportive programs. NPCR is working collaboratively with OER to ensure that the City's brownfield initiatives are carried out in a way that helps advance community supported re-development of brownfield sites in low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.


June 2013: NPCR’s 2013-14 Brownfield priorities for the next Mayoral administration & other NYC officials

September 8, 2011: NPCR Memo on Strategies presented at the Strategies Working Group of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council

June 18, 2010: NPCR Comments in support of the Memorandum of Agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation

April 16, 2010: Testimony in Support of NYC’s Proposed Rule Relating to a NYC Brownfield Financial Incentive Grant Program

March 2010: March Sign-On Letter Urging NYSDEC and MOER to implement the Local Brownfield Cleanup Program (LBCP), as authorized by the NYC Brownfields and Community Revitalization Act of 2009

October 19, 2009: NPCR Testimony in Support of NYC’s Proposed Rule Relating to a Local Brownfield Cleanup Program

April 21, 2009: Joint Statement in Support Of The New York City Brownfield and Community Revitalization Act Intro No. 21-A

April 21, 2009: NPCR Testimony in Support Of The New York City Brownfield and Community Revitalization Act Intro No. 21-A

2009: NPCR NYC Platform

January 8, 2008: New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing on "State and local brownfields Initiatives: Where are we and where do we go from here?" – NPCR Testimony

October 2006: NYC Sustainability Task Force – NPCR Remarks