Monthly Archives: October 2014


Cleaning Up Harte & Co. Plastics

A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. As we learned at our community event earlier this month, the level of toxicity at the Harte site is frightening. That does not mean that it can’t be cleaned up. We are encouraged that the new owner wants to move forward with the project and take care of the clean up quickly. At the same time, the clean up […]


NAG’s Community Mapping Project Kickoff Event: Presentation by Mike Schade on NuHart Plastics Superfund Site

On October 7, 2014 at the Bushwick Inlet Park Meeting Room, NAG [Neighbors Allied for Good Growth] held the first event in our Community Environmental Health and Justice Mapping Project event series.  Funded by a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NAG is creating a GIS map of toxic “hot spots” in the Greenpoint/Williansburg community.