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Environment

Fielding Lead Concerns

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Authorities temporarily shut seven ball fields in Red Hook amid findings of elevated lead levels in the soil. Meanwhile,  an adjacent track remains open.

The fields, which ordinarily draw throngs of baseball and soccer players, were built on a site that housed smelting companies from the 1920s to the 1940s.  Environmental officials, who are working on a plan to decontaminate the parkland, plan to hold a public meeting on the issue this summer.

Tiger Hoods at the BQE

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Alfred G. Evans is in his fifties, on disability, and lives with his mother in public housing. Evans spends his days picking up everyday objects from around his neighborhood to create mini golf courses, right next to the entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

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