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New York eyes post-hurricane housing needs

In Dive In on September 30, 2007 at 5:18 pm

What if a Category 3 hurricane leveled an entire city neighborhood and left nearly 40,000 families homeless? Read the rest of this entry »

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Wright-Designed Boathouse Opens in N.Y.

In Region on September 30, 2007 at 5:16 pm

A boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright opened to the public Friday on the city’s waterfront, more than 100 years after it was conceived and nearly 50 years after the architect’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

Retired subway cars make a splash

In Dive In, Region on September 30, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Seventeen-ton retirees, some 600 of them, will soon be living out their golden years on the Jersey Shore, where they will see plenty of scuba diving and fishing. Read the rest of this entry »

INCONVENIENT BOAT WRECK

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Two people are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them from their homemade boat a mile off Sandy Hook, N.J. Read the rest of this entry »

THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY HUDSON

In Maritime on September 30, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Just what does one have to do to get a river named after him? Henry Hudson knew. Read on to see how this famous navigator earned the honor. Read the rest of this entry »

Help name New York Aquarium's baby Pacific walrus

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Better brush up on your Yupik.

A Pacific walrus weighing 250 pounds has been born at the New York Aquarium – and officials want the public to name him. Read the rest of this entry »

Dolphin spotted swimming in Coney Island Creek

In Brooklyn, Get Wet on September 30, 2007 at 4:49 pm

The dolphin swimming at Coney Island Creek.

A baby walrus may be the big star at the New York Aquarium, but a wayward dolphin stole the show in Coney Island yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheepshead anglers in it for the big haul

In Brooklyn, Get Wet on September 30, 2007 at 4:47 pm

Lately there’s been more excitement than usual at Sheepshead Bay. Last Saturday, the new super-sized catamaran party boat the Golden Sunshine set out from Pier 2 on her maiden voyage bottom fishing. Read the rest of this entry »

A landmark development

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Plans to build much-needed housing, including apartments for low- and middle-income New Yorkers, on the Domino Sugar site in Brooklyn have gotten a major boost from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. How sweet it is. Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Spill

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Queens on September 30, 2007 at 4:38 pm

The Exxon Valdez disaster is certainly the most notorious oil spill in the United States — a single, terrible accident that poured 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound 1989, causing grievous damage to Alaska’s waters and beyond. But it is not the largest. In terms of volume it cannot match the steady seepage of oil into Newtown Creek, the polluted waterway that separates Brooklyn from Queens. Read the rest of this entry »