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FULTON'S STEAMBOAT SENSATION: WHAT HIS CREATION MEANT TO AMERICA

In Maritime on August 25, 2007 at 9:16 pm

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 1807, was another hot summer day in New York City, and most of the women of fashion on the Hudson River pier, arms linked to laced and ruffled gentlemen, had their pastel parasols up against the sun. It was unusual for such a crowd to gather midday on a Monday, particularly by the village of Greenwich, far from the stylish promenades of Broadway. But a good deal of excitement had been stirred up in the city by the prospect of Robert Fulton’s strange and improbable steamboat making its maiden voyage to Albany. Read the rest of this entry »

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HARLEM ESPLANADE TO GET $8.7M FACELIFT

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on August 25, 2007 at 9:04 pm

An $8.7 million refurbishment of the Harlem River Parkway Greenway and Esplanade is under way and, by next fall, the waterside park will stretch from 135th to 142nd streets, Read the rest of this entry »

Pirates on the Hudson

In Public Waterfront, Region on August 25, 2007 at 8:54 pm

The Bayshore Discovery Project aims to immerse kids in an experience that can’t be re-created in a classroom. During a day-long camp last week, nine kids charted their course on a nautical map, learned boating terms and hand signals, and worked in teams to hoist the canvas sails up the 68-foot mast. Read the rest of this entry »

From chimneys to condos

In Go Coastal, Queens on August 25, 2007 at 8:51 pm

It’s four towering chimneys once cast shadows on the industrial waterfront of Long Island City. They are now gone and, in their place, luxury condos are being built at the former Hunters Point power plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Tunnel vision push

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 25, 2007 at 8:49 pm

A local activist is seizing on sizzling downtown development as an opportunity to combine his dreams of restoring trolley service and reopening a historic tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Albany: Canal Boundaries Named

In Region on August 25, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Ending a dispute over the location of the ends of the Erie Canal, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said yesterday that Albany and Buffalo are the official eastern and western ends of the historic waterway. Read the rest of this entry »

Glass Towers on the Rise Outside of Manhattan

In Public Waterfront on August 25, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Glass towers are rising outside Manhattan, as big-name developers reappropriate the design sensibility that reshaped the New York skyline in order to take advantage of the panorama they created. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island Hosts the World's Top Volleyball Players

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Go Coastal on August 25, 2007 at 8:18 pm

The world’s top beach volleyball players will serve up their skills to New Yorkers this weekend on the beaches of Coney Island at the 2007 AVP Brooklyn Open. Read the rest of this entry »

Like Ducks and Penguins, With Nervous Stomachs

In Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Staten Island on August 25, 2007 at 8:15 pm

James Estrin/The New York Times

Cormorants on the roof of an abandoned building on Swinburne Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Paddling Down East From Inn to Inn

In Get Wet, Region on August 25, 2007 at 7:11 pm

THE tides and wind were against us and the sun was in our eyes as we paddled into the harbor at Rockland, Me. Read the rest of this entry »