On September 22, 1995, Mayor Giuliani signed Local Law 74 authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct a 21- month pilot program to study the potential effects of permitting the use of FWDs in combined sewer areas.
A survey undertaken as part of the Transporting Reusables Using Commercial Carriers (TRUCC) project, which is researching how the NYC reuse sector can have better access to adequate and affordable transportation resources.
During fall 2012 and spring 2013, DSNY conducted a waste characterization study of the curbside waste stream (2013 study). DSNY periodically conducts these studies to see what has changed in the composition of material collected by DSNY in order to inform future waste management planning.
The Study is one of the first field research initiatives in New York City to look specifically at the financial needs and practices of recent immigrants. The full report is a comprehensive overview of the data, analysis, and key findings.
The Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek Storm Surge Barrier Studies project is a conceptual feasibility
study that may be used in assessing the need to advance to more a detailed and complete feasibility
study and could inform such a study or the project implementation that may follow.
The Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study, which began in fall 2014, is an early step in a long-term strategy to protect the life, property, and livelihoods of Coney Island and Gravesend communities from the effects of storm surge and sea level rise.