Fresh Kills Landfill

Freshkills Park (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Staten Island’s Fresh Kills Landfill Transforming Into Park

The loud, belching trucks that used to dump New York City’s trash in the Fresh Kills Landfill have been replaced by birds, hikers and kayakers.

09/28/2014

Entrance to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island (file / credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

High School Students Study ‘Cancer Alley’ Near Fresh Kills Landfill

Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.

05/16/2013

91st Street waste transfer station

Upper East Side Residents Continue Fight Against Proposed Garbage Transfer Station

The city has long maintained that marine transfer stations are the best solution.

05/02/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

More Possible Human Remains Found In WTC Debris

Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks, but remains of only 1,634 people have been identified.

04/04/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 18 Potential Human Remains Found In WTC Debris

A total of 18 pieces that might be human remains were found in debris from around the World Trade Center, according to a published report.

04/03/2013

Staten Island compost fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed/ NYC Mayor's Office Flickr)

Health Concerns Arise Following Staten Island Compost Fire At Fresh Kills Landfill

Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.

04/11/2012

Fresh Kills Landfill in 2002 (credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images, FILE)

1010 WINS 9/11 Series: Families Want Dignity In Death For Loved Ones

The remains of many victims were brought to the now-defunct Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island.

09/09/2011