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Staten Island ferry crisscrosses history's wake

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Staten Island on August 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm

As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
 
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Images of the bright orange Staten Island ferries play a starring role during a test of morality and nerve in the Batman movie The Dark Knight. Read the rest of this entry »

This would make an awesome train set

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on August 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm

My older brother was the model train buff. Me, I always liked the real thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual marine life is reined in

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on August 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Quick: What is curly, 3 inches tall and says neigh?

A seahorse, of course!

Marine wildlife educators at SoundWaters in the Cove were surprised to catch a seahorse in a net Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Shore by shore: A new look at Staten Island

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on August 30, 2008 at 3:06 pm

To many, Staten Island is the borough of unrealized potential.

And along each of its shores, the waterfront has long been a symbol of the borough’s promise, its beauty and its shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry »

West Shore residents welcome proposed wind turbines

In Get Wet, Staten Island on August 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Some West Shore residents may soon wake up to find themselves living in a kind of futuristic Holland. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer sunset at Buono Beach: Simply spell-binding

In Go Coastal, Staten Island on August 30, 2008 at 3:01 pm
There are plenty of places on Staten Island to enjoy the spectacle, but for many Staten Islanders, Buono Beach and Alice Austen House in Rosebank is the go-to spot each evening at dusk.

You can’t remember a setting sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Unearthing New York

In Get Wet, Manhattan on August 30, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Discover New York archaeology! Uncover artifacts from the river and the harbor dating from thousands of years ago to the early 1900’s and create your own artifact. Read the rest of this entry »

End of Summer Travel: Coney Island's Dreamland Roller Rink

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on August 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm

 

Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors have flooded Coney Island this summer to get one last fix of the freakish festival, Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island's Astroland vows to close unless new lease signed

In Brooklyn, Dive In on August 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

The Astroland amusement park, after two years of teetering on extinction, vowed to close its rides for good next week unless a new lease is signed. Read the rest of this entry »

Amusing history

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens on August 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm


A bungalow in the Rockaways. (Photo via LaurenKrohnRichman on Flickr)

The Historic Districts Council will be exploring the leisure destinations of old New York in its fall lecture series, “Out for the Day in New York: Historical Resorts and Amusements.” Read the rest of this entry »