Former Nu-Brite Cleaners Site (1st Ave., Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on 1st Ave., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 1299 First LLC for a site known as Former Nu-Brite Cleaners, site ID #C231072. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 1299 1st Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at New York Public Library – 67th Street Branch, 328 East 67th Street, New York, 10065.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Bryan Wong at NYSDEC-Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; via email at; or by calling 718-482-4905. All comments must be submitted by November 17, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to “greenfield” (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC’s website: