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Coney Island waits for the word

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on December 22, 2007 at 2:39 am

Expect some real amusements come January 7 and 8 when the Coney Island Development Corporation holds three public information sessions on the city’s proposed Coney Island rezoning framework. Read the rest of this entry »

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DUMBO gets historic

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on December 22, 2007 at 2:37 am

DUMBO became Brooklyn’s 19th historic district on Tuesday Read the rest of this entry »

America's Cup Experience Reaches Public Domain

In Get Wet on December 22, 2007 at 12:25 am

If the America’s Cup is the Formula One of sailing, then Russell Coutts is giving enthusiasts the chance to sample being the equivalent of Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Water, Away From the Tracks

In Region on December 22, 2007 at 12:13 am

STAND on the banks of the Hudson River and it is easy to envision Henry Hudson and his crew sailing its waters for the first time; the battles and gunfire of the Revolutionary War; and Thomas Cole, along with the rest of the Hudson River School painters, Read the rest of this entry »

A Landscape’s Isolation Is Turned Into a Virtue

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on December 22, 2007 at 12:08 am

The winning design for a 40-acre park that would unfold across the southern half of Governors Island is not the kind of grand public-works project the city once championed. But in an age when developers regularly usurp the government’s planning role, it reflects the kind of imaginative, civic-minded thinking that can restore our faith in city and state leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

'Iconic' Design Chosen for Governors Island

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on December 22, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Dutch firm West 8 has been selected from among five finalists to design the open space on Governors Island, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Spitzer announced yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Developers Envisions 'a Bit of Florida' in South Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on December 21, 2007 at 11:55 pm

 Stephen Jemal has been buying up small parcels on the South Brooklyn waterfront for the last decade with an eye toward building housing that echoes the beachfront properties of Florida. Now, with a large new loan in hand, he can finally start construction. Read the rest of this entry »

CITY MAY LOSE TURF TO SURF

In Natural Waterfront on December 21, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Global warming could raise the world’s ocean levels twice as high this century as previously predicted, a study suggests – putting large swaths of the Big Apple at risk of becoming the Sunken Apple. Read the rest of this entry »

HIGH ON GOVS Island

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on December 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm

An ambitious plan to build a $125 million aerial gondola system connecting Governors Island to Manhattan and Brooklyn looks ready to fly, a top city official said yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Coastal Good Tidings!

In Dive In on December 19, 2007 at 12:05 am

As the year draws to a close, we want to wish you all the very best this holiday season and for the new year ahead! Read the rest of this entry »