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$12M was promised to two Brooklyn parks. One year later, no one knows where it is.

September 16 | Meaghan McGoldrick

At least $12 million in State Senate funding for Brooklyn parks, announced just days before the 2018 general election, seems to be missing. Shortly before he was voted out of office in a tight reelection race, longtime State Sen. Marty Golden announced a pair of grants for parks on each end of his district. Now, […]

The NYC Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Brooklyn and Queens Thursday night. But what is in that spray, and is it safe to breathe? AP file photo by Rick Bowmer

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus Thursday night

September 5 | Mary Frost

City Department of Health trucks will be out again Thursday night spraying pesticide mist in parts of Brooklyn and Queens to kill mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. Thursday night and 6 a.m. Friday morning, weather permitting. This is the sixth time this summer the city […]

Near Salt Marsh Nature Center, in part of Marine Park that was not on Mike Feller’s tour, the shoreline is so scenic. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus coming to Marine Park, Fresh Creek Basin

August 15 | Meaghan McGoldrick

To reduce the risk of West Nile virus and minimize the general presence of mosquitos, the Health Department will conduct a second aerial larviciding to marshes in four of the five boroughs next week. The spraying, which uses environmentally friendly larvicides to kill young mosquitoes before they grow into adults, will take place in Brooklyn, […]

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