Quiet Milestone in Project to Bring Croton Water Back to New York City

Installation of the new valves will allow the final links to be completed in a network of pipes through which as many as 290 million gallons of filtered Croton water are to begin flowing daily to Manhattan and the Bronx, said Mr. Roberts, the deputy commissioner for water and sewer operations at the city’s environmental agency. [The New York Times]

Historic Maps Reveal the Secrets of Four Iconic NYC Parks

Curbed’s resident map expert, Keith Williams, dug through the archives to unearth the original plans for four of New York City’s most prominent parks to better understand their stories.[Curbed]

Feds to rule soon on pipe

Proponents of a proposed $750 million pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to a Schoharie County pumping station are hoping a key federal decision on the project could come as soon as this summer. [Times Union]

Students spend their summer protecting New York City from the devastating Asian longhorned beetle

Four college students are dedicating their summer to participate in the first ever paid tree stewardship internship in New York City organized by the Nature Conservancy. [Treehugger]

Fork Over Those Eggshells!

They aren’t what you might think of as typical sanitation workers, but Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, two Sanitation Department employees, are women with a mission: to persuade New Yorkers to separate orange peels, eggshells and other organic waste from the rest of their trash. [The New York Times]