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Stalkers of the High Seas

In Public Waterfront on October 29, 2007 at 12:58 am

Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, is famously private, especially when it comes to his 414-foot yacht, Octopus. His crew members have to sign confidentiality agreements, he has rarely if ever permitted the media to photograph the boat, and he prefers to sail in the world’s most remote waters. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Boats Go Quietly into the Good Night

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 28, 2007 at 6:27 pm

Ruby Washington/The New York Times

“It’s a boater’s graveyard,” Theresa Scavo says of the Sheepshead Bay area. Read the rest of this entry »

It's haul-out time

In Get Wet on October 27, 2007 at 2:36 am

It is best to be present when your boat is hauled for winter storage. This important job should not be left to someone else. If you trailer your boat, these steps apply to you, too. Read the rest of this entry »

State Team Considers Jamaica Bay Losses

In Brooklyn, Natural Waterfront, Queens on October 27, 2007 at 2:33 am

Two weeks after the city outlined its plan to address ecological degradation in the imperiled Jamaica Bay, the state announced that it is joining the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

Spitzer Introduces Plan To Place Price Tag On Pollution

In Dive In on October 27, 2007 at 2:28 am

Governor Eliot Spitzer unveiled a plan Wednesday to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions from regional power plants. Read the rest of this entry »

Annadale Residents To Be Hooked Up To City's Sewer System

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on October 27, 2007 at 2:26 am

A few hundred Staten Island homes and businesses are on their way to being a little more connected with the rest of the city – or at least with the part of the city that handles their waste water. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn’s gateway sculpture

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 27, 2007 at 2:23 am

Two shining and shimmering ladies hoisted 30 feet up in the air and doing a little do-si-do will become Brooklyn’s gateway sculpture come 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Bridge Park people ready to listen

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 27, 2007 at 2:14 am

Leaders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy want you to help decide what kind of recreational activities should be available when the project’s promised public spaces are built. Read the rest of this entry »

DOT considers Ridge ferry

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 27, 2007 at 2:11 am

One resident’s against-the-tide crusade to return ferry service to the 69th Street pier may finally be hitting smoother waters. Read the rest of this entry »

Owls head stinks, but it won’t kill

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 27, 2007 at 2:09 am

The odors coming out of the Owls Head Water Pollution plant may never fully be contained — but the good news is that the smell won’t kill you! Read the rest of this entry »