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About the Soundview Library


The Soundview Branch of The New York Public Library, which opened in 1973, is a bright, airy, one-story, marble building located on Soundview Avenue near Seward Avenue. All parts of the library, with the exception of the restrooms and the water fountain, are wheelchair accessible. The branch houses adult, young adult, and children's books, a small Spanish-language collection, and a non-print collection of videos, CDs, CD-ROMs, language tapes, and books on tape available for borrowing. A meeting room is available for community group use. 

Community District Information
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Information about Environmental Remediation Projects in Your Community

Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by actual or suspected environmental contamination from past land usage. Because of New York City's long industrial history, brownfields are found in areas throughout the five boroughs. The New York City Office of Environmental Remediation offers programs that encourage environmental investigation of lightly-to-moderately contaminated sites, and that oversee clean up appropriate to a site's new end use. Information about these projects is available below:

New York City Voluntary Cleanup Program
Brownfield Educational Video series –Cleaning Up NYC

Cross Harbor Freight Program Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

Notice of Availability


Cross Harbor Signed Cover

Table of Contents


Response to Comments

Preferred Alternatives


Supplement to Appendix B

Appendix F

Appendix H