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Grants Available for Projects that Commemorate NY’s 400th Anniversary

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

The state is now accepting applications through Sept. 3, 2008, for Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial (HFCQ) grant projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Drowning Points Up Need For Lifeguards

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on July 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm

The heat wave mercifully ended last week after six consecutive days of more than 90-degree weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Answers About New York City’s Waterfront

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Roland Lewis, the president and chief executive of the Waterfront Alliance, will be answering City Room readers’ questions this week about land use, environmental concerns and preservation of New York and New Jersey’s waterways and harbors. Read the rest of this entry »

Have Camera, Will Trespass, on Brooklyn’s Waterfront

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on July 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Nathan Kensinger generally does not ask for permission when he photographs the decaying remnants of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront. Read the rest of this entry »

Microbes in filthy Gowanus Canal may hold breakthrough vs. AIDS, heart woes

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on July 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm

The murky waters of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal have caused the demise of a baby whale dubbed Sludgie, stunk up an entire neighborhood and even once caught on fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Lack of beach sand buildup sparks flooding concerns

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm

The failure of some of Long Island’s ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. Read the rest of this entry »

N.Y. Harbor offers classic sailboat rides

In Get Wet, Region on July 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm

If you don’t have a boat, or if you would like a change of pace by letting another skipper do the driving, consider a classic sailboat ride on New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Architect Helps Make Green Movement Sustainable

In Dive In on July 31, 2008 at 3:38 pm

For every student who ever complained, “It’s so nice today; why can’t we just have class outside?” Colin Cathcart has the answer: “Sustainable New York.” Read the rest of this entry »

City Beaches Closed, Put Under Warning More Often

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on July 31, 2008 at 3:27 pm

New York’s beaches are being closed and put under warning more regularly in an attempt to limit swimmers’ exposure to sewage, Read the rest of this entry »

Sons of Revolution Appeal City's Denial of Parade Permit

In Dive In, Manhattan on July 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm

The Sons of the Revolution, a New York-based group of descendants of Revolutionary War veterans, are appealing the city’s denial of a permit to hold a parade this fall marking the 225th anniversary of the departure of British troops from the city. Read the rest of this entry »