WNYC Presents LIVE Earth Day Broadcast From Transmitter Park in Greenpoint
Special edition of All Things Considered sheds light on how the city can balance public health, environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility, and residential development
Friday, April 21 at 4-6:30pm ET
(New York, NY – April 13, 2023) – In recognition of Earth Day, WNYC will broadcast a special edition of All Things Considered live from WNYC Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, exploring the neighborhood’s industrial history and the steps the city is taking to remediate pollution amid a large-scale rezoning effort and a population boom.
The intense demand for housing in New York City has pushed residential development into areas like North Brooklyn, which were historically dominated by heavy industry. Despite being home to two of the city’s federal Superfund sites, the neighborhood is rapidly growing and now one of the most expensive places to live in the borough.
Over the course of the live broadcast, WNYC host Sean Carlson will interview a range of guests, including former New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin, environmental activist Acacia Thompson, and self-described eco-rapper Hila Perry. WNYC reporters will take a boat ride up Newtown Creek to better understand concerns over water quality and the effects on neighboring communities, and hear from Greenpoint residents about how they view the local environment.
WNYC’s Earth Day special will air live starting at 4pm ET on Friday, April 21. You can listen to WNYC at 93.9 FM, AM 820, or on our livestream at https://www.wnyc.org/.
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