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750Gs to beautify Ocean Breeze

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on November 30, 2007 at 10:57 pm

City Councilman James Oddo has secured $750,000 for a project to beautify the medians along Seaview Avenue in Ocean Breeze. Read the rest of this entry »

NASCAR site back in limbo as deal dies

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on November 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Sale to warehouse giant fails, renewing worry over fate of 676 acres Read the rest of this entry »

State stalled on Bridge Park; new leader may spur building $150M waterfront

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on November 30, 2007 at 10:51 pm

State officials are set to unveil a new leader for controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Monday- eight months after Gov. Spitzer canned the previous president, the Daily News has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

If bill passes, Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront park will come

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on November 30, 2007 at 10:50 pm

A planned 28-acre park on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront will finally be built if a state Assembly bill to be introduced Thursday is passed. Read the rest of this entry »

The Blight and Plight of Condoburg

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on November 27, 2007 at 11:59 pm

I visited Phil DePaolo to talk about development. Part of me wondered if Phil didn’t feel like a broken record. He’s been involved in virtually every development fight in North Brooklyn from the People’s Firehouse to the waterfront re-zoning. Read the rest of this entry »

CITY EYES FLA.-BUILT FIREBOATS

In Dive In on November 27, 2007 at 11:06 pm

The city has chosen a Florida company to build a $54 million pair of state-of-the-art fireboats to patrol New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

NY SINKS E. RIVER ARTWORK

In Get Wet on November 27, 2007 at 11:05 pm

A Brooklyn artist’s floating “condo” for birds has been left high and dry by the state Department of Conservation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dispiriting Plans for West Side

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on November 27, 2007 at 11:00 pm

 Few New Yorkers make it over to the Hudson Yards on the Far West Side of Manhattan, and there is no reason that they should. Only a few blocks from Midtown, the Hudson Yards are the stale butt end of Manhattan Island, the exposed tracks over which the trains pass from New Jersey into Penn Station. There is, at present, no charm in these 26 acres that stretch from 30th Street to 33rd Street and from Tenth Avenue to Twelfth Avenue — not even that charm of abjection that attaches to such rusted wrecks of the industrial age as the High Line, which, in a much-anticipated urban reclamation project, will soon become a park. Read the rest of this entry »

An Architect’s Flotilla of West Side Buildings

In Manhattan, Maritime on November 27, 2007 at 10:47 pm

THE New Orleans architect Albert C. Ledner’s three offbeat creations for the National Maritime Union came ashore in New York in the 1960s, their porthole facades impudent in the face of doctrinaire modernism. The union sold off all three buildings within two decades. One of the pair on Ninth Avenue and West 17th Street is now the Maritime Hotel; the other, too, may soon morph into a hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

World Must Fix Climate In Less Than 10 Years: U.N.

In Dive In on November 27, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Unless the international community agrees to cut carbon emissions by half over the next generation, climate change is likely to cause large-scale human and economic setbacks and irreversible ecological catastrophes, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »