About

NY Environment Report is a start-up, collaborative effort that follows key environmental challenges facing New York City today. We’ll look at the city’s relationship to its natural environment and how the environment impacts the city and its residents.

We’ll be following these issues by posting original investigative pieces, selected articles from other news sources, useful data sources and interviews with New Yorkers on the environmental front lines.

NY Environment Report is proudly produced by TancilTown Media.

Issues We’ll Follow This Year

  • Managing the City’s Waste Stream
  • Responding to Climate Change
  • Sustainability Strategies in Action
  • Local Energy Policy
  • Air & Water Quality Issues
  • Our Changing Ecology

About Sarah Crean

Sarah Crean is a freelance writer and researcher living in New York City. She has been covering local environmental and sustainability issues since 2009, and now writes primarily for the Gotham Gazette. Crean was one of the first reporters in New York who covered the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on the city’s upstate water supply.

Crean previously worked in the industrial development and retention field for 11 years, and served as Executive Director of the Garment Industry Development Corp and Deputy Director of the NY Industrial Retention Network. She is trained as an urban planner, and received a MS in urban planning from Columbia University.

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About TancilTown Media

TancilTown Media is a digital media consultancy founded by Jeff Tancil. TancilTown has helped create attractive, engaging websites for cultural organizations, small businesses and non-profits including The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Tenement Museum. The Center for Children & Technology, The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, The Museum at Eldridge Street and The Synergos Institute.

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About Emily Manley

Emily Manley is a freelance writer and communications specialist living in Brooklyn, NY. She has more than eight years experience in the nonprofit, conservation, and local food fields, and a keen understanding of sustainable agriculture, food access, and food system issues.

For the last four years, Emily served as the Director of Marketing & Communications for one of the nation’s leading local food hubs located in Charlottesville, VA. While there, she helped grow the organization from its infancy into a model for local food system development that has been cited by the USDA, The Washington Post, The Wallace Center, Grist, and a range of other outlets. She has participated in numerous panel discussions and speaking engagements, appeared as a featured TED talk lecturer, and grown more heirloom tomatoes than you can shake a stick at. 

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