East New York

East New York
    The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation used state planning funds to design an affordable residential building with a supermarket downstairs. It then purchased the land and had it rezoned. The project will open in 2017.

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Map of City Neighborhoods with Community-Based Organizations

Community Planning
    City neighborhoods (shown in green and red) where community-based organizations have developed plans for the renewal of idle, vacant properties.
Harlem River Waterfront

Harlem River Waterfront
    The city plans a $194 million investment in infrastructure in the southwest Bronx to spur housing, commerce and public access to the Harlem River.
Newtown Creek

Newtown Creek
    A state-funded survey of 400 businesses on the Creek has reminded the business community of the Creek’s importance for transportation, as a supporter of economic activity and as a delicate ecosystem that requires the attention of all parties.
Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill
    Ellen Baxter and Mary Ann Villari of Broadway Housing Communities receive a Green Property plaque that marks the successful cleanup of land now occupied by the Sugar Hill Project, with 124 affordable apartments, a pre-school and a children’s museum.

Community Planning With OER

This website assists community-based organizations (CBOs) plan and redevelop vacant or underutilized land in their neighborhoods.

It contains information on:

  • OER’s new Community Grants for CBOs;
  • all other OER grants;
  • 16 strategies and 24 case studies that show how community developers overcame planning and redevelopment challenges in their neighborhoods;
  • 500 remedial action projects in the NYC Voluntary Cleanup Program; and
  • Place-based community brownfield planning in two dozen NYC neighborhoods.

Quick Links

SPEED Mapping Portal
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Search for environmental information on individual properties across New York City.


EPIC Community
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EPIC (Environmental Project Information Center)


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OER Community Impact


Affordable housing units built on land cleaned up under OER oversight
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Number of lots cleaned up in the coastal zone
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Number of lots cleaned up in low to moderate income communities
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