Going Coastal

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Taking a dive to protect the East River promenade

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on January 27, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Last week, as dive flags snapped in the breeze, W. Stuart Lewis, an engineer diver with Ocean and Coastal Consultants, above right, was submerging south of the Department of Sanitation pier on the Lower East Side to examine the supports for the East River promenade’s platform. Read the rest of this entry »


Pier pressure builds as decision day nears

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on January 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm

As anticipation continued to ratchet up for a critical vote later this month on Pier 40’s future, more than 80 community members and Hudson River Park users packed Our Lady of Pompei Church’s basement last Wednesday night to hear more about a late-entry, community-based proposal for the pier that has been fast gaining support. Read the rest of this entry »

Ferry bad news: Another line runs aground

In Brooklyn, Get Wet on January 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Just one month after the shutdown of winter service between north Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York Water Taxi said it will suspend winter service from the 58th Street Pier in Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal. Read the rest of this entry »

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on January 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

The area along and around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. Read the rest of this entry »

NY's 16 – Mile Car Tunnel Would Be Longest

In Dive In, Region on January 27, 2008 at 9:41 pm

It would be the world’s longest highway tunnel, running more than 16 miles under the west end of Long Island Sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Long Island Sound Proposal Awaits Crucial Ruling

In Dive In, Region on January 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm

FEDERAL approval for the liquefied natural gas plant that Broadwater Energy has proposed for Long Island Sound got closer this month when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff concluded that the project, with 86 recommended changes, would have limited environmental impact. Read the rest of this entry »

General Electric revises Hudson dredging plan

In Public Waterfront, Region on January 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm

General Electric plans to dredge about one-third less of the PCB-tainted soil in the Hudson River than previously planned, according to a decision announced at a citizens’ advisory group meeting Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Shipyards Fight Shortage of Workers

In Maritime on January 27, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Dirk VanEnkevort wanted to take advantage of a shipbuilding boom when his family’s company leased one of the largest dry docks in the Great Lakes region in 2005. But now he is so short-handed he has turned to robots to help keep up. Read the rest of this entry »

Cameras Show if Surf Is Good, but Surfers Are Getting in Way

In Get Wet, Region on January 27, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Ever since Jimmy Minardi mounted his $8,500 video camera last summer and aimed it at the Atlantic Ocean, the surfers here have been complaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Developer Quits Pier 57 Project, a Big Setback

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on January 25, 2008 at 11:48 pm

 Developer Steven Witkoff has withdrawn from the development of Pier 57, putting an end to the estimated $400 million project that would have transformed the old waterfront into a landscaped public space replete with a bridge to the High Line, a marina, a museum, and a gourmet banquet hall. The move sets back by at least two years any future development there. Read the rest of this entry »