Going Coastal

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Retro chic revives, threatens Rockaways bungalows

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2006 at 8:57 pm

As Manhattanites rediscover old seaside houses, preservationists fear for their future Read the rest of this entry »


BasketBall City being forced out of its home

In Manhattan on August 31, 2006 at 6:48 pm

After nine years at Pier 63 on W. 23rd St., BasketBall City is being forced out of its home on Friday and it does not have another location lined up. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 summer sendoffs

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2006 at 3:41 pm

It’s almost over, so hurry up and stretch the season! Read the rest of this entry »

Critics Aim at Javits Center Expansion Plan

In Manhattan on August 29, 2006 at 1:43 pm

Several New York community advocacy groups are opposing a $1.7 billion expansion plan for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s Far West Side, claiming it will block waterfront access. Read the rest of this entry »


In Uncategorized on August 29, 2006 at 1:29 pm

The scenes seem more Greenwich than Greenpoint: pedestrians strolling along a shorefront esplanade, kayakers paddling through placid waters, people gathering at an outdoor performance shell. Read the rest of this entry »

Pier A negotiations continue running adrift

In Manhattan on August 27, 2006 at 5:50 pm

Pier A, the historic pier perched on the edge of Battery Park, was once a Victorian symbol of New York City’s splendor. Today, it is a dilapidated blight on the Lower Manhattan landscape, and as discussions to revive it repeatedly disintegrate, its future remains perennially in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Park’s Condition Riles Residents

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2006 at 6:36 pm

Claiming that Frank M. Charles Memorial Park, a Howard Beach recreation spot enjoyed by young and old alike, has gone largely untended for another season, the frustrations of many Howard Beach and South Queens residents have hit a highwater mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Barging Back

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2006 at 11:29 pm

Barges are poised for a comeback. Not that they ever left New York-the big flat vessels travel up and down New York waterways filled with petroleum, stone, rocks, sand, scrap and chemicals. Almost all of the home heating oil used on the East Coast comes through New York Harbor on barges. Read the rest of this entry »

Requiem for a stream

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2006 at 11:00 pm

Some locals think the soon-to-be-developed Newtown Creek is a mess. To others, it’s a haven of liquid solitude. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hudson, and the Lure of Blue Claws

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2006 at 11:35 pm

NYACK, N.Y. — Seventy years ago, Bob Gabrielson scooped blue-claw crabs out of the Hudson River with a long net or a wire pull-up trap and sold them in town for a dollar a dozen. Read the rest of this entry »