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MTA Willets land in dispute

In Go Coastal, Queens on February 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm
More than ten acres of contaminated land now lies between the Flushing River and the site of the city’s ambitious project to revitalize the hardscrabble landscape of Willets Point. Read the rest of this entry »

New Fish Tanks at St. George Ferry Terminal

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on February 26, 2008 at 10:29 pm

The 8-foot-tall tanks, which each hold 1,600 gallons of saltwater and 200 tropical fish — were installed at the end of July and are part of the borough president’s ongoing tourism effort. Borough President James P. Molinaro  allocated $750,000 in funding for the tanks, which will be maintained by the Staten Island Zoo. Because the tanks weigh in excess of 10 tons, the floor of the terminal had to be reinforced with steel beams.

Homeport plan needs overhaul

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on February 26, 2008 at 10:23 pm

 It was envisioned as the key to unlocking the dormant potential of Staten Island’s urban waterfront, where residents, politicians, merchants and developers have long imagined a renaissance that would attract jobs, homes along New York Harbor, chic commerce and the morale that such gentrification brings to a depressed area. Read the rest of this entry »

Queens West Project Rolls Along

In Go Coastal, Queens on February 26, 2008 at 10:19 pm
The Queens West development project, a massive undertaking that will transform Hunters Point from an industrial graveyard to chic waterfront neighborhood, continues to make steady progress towards its eventual completion. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleanup To Continue At Former PepsiCo Site

In Go Coastal, Queens on February 26, 2008 at 10:15 pm

The second phase of site cleanup at the former PepsiCo bottling facility in Long Island City is set to begin this spring.    The site, 9.5 acres of land along the East River, will be home to four new buildings constructed by Rockrose Development Corp. Rockrose has already erected three buildings — one pending completion — on the adjacent lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Rockaway, Nabes To Get Ferry Fleet This Summer

In Go Coastal, Queens on February 26, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Residents of south Queens are excited that they might soon find their morning commute to Manhattan quicker and more visually appealing. Read the rest of this entry »

Lobstermen says die-off may be occurring in the Sound

In Dive In, Region on February 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm

There are signs that Long Island Sound may be suffering from another die-off that wiped out 80 percent of the Sound’s lobsters in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

FISHING GROUPS JOIN WAR ON GLOBAL WARMING

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront on February 26, 2008 at 9:48 pm

HUNTING and fishing organizations from all 50 states are urging their senators and representatives to target global warming with strong climate legislation. Read the rest of this entry »

HELIPORT HULLABALOO

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan on February 26, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Few places in New York are more treacherous than the space directly between Not-In-My-Backyard Manhattanites and their precious riverfront parkland – even when that space is occupied by a vital city service. Read the rest of this entry »

'DOOMSDAY' SEED VAULT OPENS IN ARCTIC

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on February 26, 2008 at 9:44 pm

A “doomsday” seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Read the rest of this entry »