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Intrepid could be used as command center

In Get Wet, Manhattan on July 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm

The aircraft carrier Intrepid — in the midst of an 18-month makeover — returns to its mission as a floating military museum in fall 2008. But the legendary World War II ship is also available as an emergency operations center in the event of another terrorist attack. Read the rest of this entry »

New ferry operator makes it official

In Get Wet, Manhattan on July 27, 2007 at 11:55 pm

Hornblower Yachts, as expected, signed a 10-year contract with the National Park Service Thursday to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Municipal Art Society head stepping down

In Dive In on July 27, 2007 at 11:53 pm

The Municipal Art Society said Thursday that its long-time president, Kent Barwick, will step down in early 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK'S SEWAGE STREAM

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2007 at 11:49 pm

Twenty-seven billion gallons of water is enough to cover the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island a foot deep, sufficient to flood a 10-foot wide tunnel from Times Square to Burma, and more water than you’d use for a 20,000-year-long shower. It’s also how much untreated wastewater New York City spills into bays, creeks, rivers, canals and the harbor in a typical year. Read the rest of this entry »

Shorter Waits for Lady Liberty Expected

In Get Wet, Manhattan on July 27, 2007 at 11:42 pm

The line loops past the man wearing the Lady Liberty gown, stretches around the ice cream stand, skirts a pretzel cart and passes a man playing the trumpet before snaking through metal security gates. Read the rest of this entry »

Connecticut becomes third state to ban boat discharges

In Dive In, Region on July 27, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Connecticut has joined Rhode Island and New Hampshire as the third state in the U.S. to ban boaters from discharging sewage in its coastal waters, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet dreams at factory site

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on July 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm

The paved-over waterfront stretching from the Williamsburg Bridge to Grand Street in north Brooklyn has been gated and locked since the Domino sugar factory opened its doors in 1857. Read the rest of this entry »

CONEY I. 'FERRY'

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on July 27, 2007 at 11:15 pm

PIER PLAN HARKS BACK TO GLORY DAYS OF 1911 Read the rest of this entry »

Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores

In Dive In on July 27, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Paper or plastic? It is a question that has long dogged grocery shoppers. But the debate may soon be settled for this maritime city, where a bill aimed at protecting marine life would ban plastic bags from all retail stores. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fate of the Hudson Yards

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on July 27, 2007 at 10:43 pm

The Hudson Yards represent Manhattan‘s most tantalizing development site. Between 30th and 34th streets, and Tenth and Twelfth avenues, stretch former yards of the New York Central Rail Road, now used by the Long Island Railroad. Read the rest of this entry »