Going Coastal

Archive for May, 2008|Monthly archive page

City floats new idea: a water map to paddle by

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on May 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm
It’s warm and sunny, but I’m told not to get too comfortable. The water around the Bayside Marina in Queens is 47 degrees – so a slim chance of hypothermia still exists, should I capsize my kayak and abandon myself to the mercy of the depths. Read the rest of this entry »

IKEA Brooklyn’s esplanade in red hook

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on May 28, 2008 at 2:52 pm

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced the 6.5-acre waterfront esplanade it has built along the Erie Basin in Red Hook will open to the public when IKEA Brooklyn opens on June 18, 2008.  Read the rest of this entry »

boater safety

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on May 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

This is the weekend that boat lovers get their craft into the waters off Long Island.

That’s why state park officials, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday kicked off National Safe Boating Week Read the rest of this entry »

Federal boater permits could cost hundreds of dollars

In Get Wet, Region on May 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm

A federal regulation aimed at reducing pollution caused by discharge from commercial ships could force recreational boaters to buy costly permits this fall, said Sen. Charles Schumer, who is supporting legislation to reverse the rule. Read the rest of this entry »

MANHATTAN CUP A BIG SUCCESS

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront on May 27, 2008 at 8:07 pm

IT was a normal day for the Manhattan Cup – good fishing, a great party and terrible weather.

It was a steady, cold rain and with northeast winds, the conditions were not comfortable to say the least, but this is one of those great tourneys that even Mother Nature can not dampen. Read the rest of this entry »

On Shore, a Week to Release Stress but Also a Chance to Address It

In Get Wet, Maritime on May 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm

For many service members, Fleet Week is a fun time to get some shore leave, explore New York and have a few — maybe free — drinks. Read the rest of this entry »

Investigators find gaps in port security program

In Dive In, Maritime on May 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Department of Homeland Security program to strengthen port security has gaps that terrorists could exploit to smuggle weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, congressional investigators have found. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ferry: Past, Present and Future

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on May 27, 2008 at 7:28 pm

BRIDGES spelled the end of New York’s ferries a century ago; when you could zip over the Queensboro by trolley or car, why bother with poky boats? Read the rest of this entry »

Exposing the Wall Between the River and New York City

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on May 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm

To the builders of the 21st-century World Trade Center it is both an obstacle and an engineering marvel of 19th-century New York: the massive granite river wall that opened Manhattan’s edges to a world of seagoing commerce. Read the rest of this entry »

Son of Speak-Easy

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on May 27, 2008 at 7:08 pm

 AFTER 400 years, the tides were due to turn. Here on New York’s harbor, roughnecked stevedores once toiled on grimy docks; then came piers-turned-parks, piers-turned-galleries and piers-turned-bowling alleys. Now, anchoring a trinity of luxury waterfront condo towers near West 11th Street designed by Richard Meier, is a seemingly out-of-place dive bar, the Rusty Knot. Read the rest of this entry »