Coney Island Creek

We're sad to learn that our friend Gene Ritter, a Coney Island native, environmental advocate, commercial diver, and educator, passed away on November 19 at the age of 59. Gene battled his illness for so long and with such a vengeance that it's...
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Coney Island Creek's Yellow Submarine Quester I. Photo © Charles Denson What can we learn about New York City and its waterfront from its boats? Stefan D-W of the Waterfront Alliance's Waterwire is inviting those across the maritime world and...
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Coney Island Creek exhibit at Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project's special exhibition for the 2018 season, opening Memorial Day Weekend and on view through Labor Day, is "Coney Island Creek and the Natural World." Coney Island is best known for its magnificent artifice, a...
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  Coney Island Creek is the last remnant of a vast and vibrant salt marsh estuary that once covered nearly 3,000 acres between the sand dunes of Coney Island and the glacial plain of what is now Southern Brooklyn. The waterway became Coney Island’s...
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Join us this Saturday, October 14, for International Coastal Cleanup Day along Coney Island Creek in Kaiser Park.  The free event is from 9AM to 2PM and will include a coastal clean-up and tables representing  local schools and organizations. ...
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The Good: Local schools are taking a new interest in Coney Island Creek and its relationship with the surrounding community. As part of the History Project’s education outreach program, we seek to partner with schools whose curriculum incorporates...
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DUE TO RAINY FORECAST FOR MAY 6, IT'S MY ESTUARY DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3. You're invited to the 3rd annual It's My Estuary Day on Saturday, May 6  June 3,  from 8:00AM-3:00PM, a day of service, learning and celebration along Coney...
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The final section of the Coney Island CreekWalk has been completed and installed at Calvert Vaux Park. Conceived and produced by Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, this self-guided tour of Coney Island Creek was funded by...
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Last week it was confirmed that the organization WIN (Women In Need) is planning to open a 300-bed homeless shelter for women and children on the shoreline of polluted Coney Island Creek. The chosen site is a factory building in Coney Island that...
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Coney Island Creek Photo by Charles Denson
To anyone who spends time on Coney Island Creek, the revelation that 16 buildings at the Beach Haven complex were illegally pouring 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into the creek on a daily basis came as a shock. We were assured in the past that the...
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