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Renovation of Lundy’s Stirs Dispute in Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on September 30, 2008 at 7:06 pm

For decades, there have been efforts to preserve parts of Sheepshead Bay as a quaint fishing village in Brooklyn, with plans to make Emmons Avenue the kind of waterfront promenade that would draw visitors to seafood restaurants and a boardwalk on the bay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pelham Bay

In Bronx, Go Coastal on September 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Most New Yorkers are familiar with the unpredictable housing market and the neighborhood gentrification raging across the city. But as tumultuous as those changes have gotten, a small area in the Northeast Bronx has managed to weather the worst of it so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Crab attack

In Dive In, Get Wet, Region on September 30, 2008 at 6:38 pm

FISHERMEN NEAR THE MOUTH of the Hudson River found the first Chinese mitten crabs in the Hudson in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Long Island Sound Water Quality Upgrades Funded

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Grants for improving water quality in Long Island Sound were announced Friday at a gathering of federal and state environmental officials in Westchester County near the shore. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dutch Are Returning to Celebrate With the City

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on September 28, 2008 at 6:49 pm

What do bowling, the Bowery, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Harlem, Stuyvesant Town, the Yankees, the Roosevelts and coleslaw have in common? Read the rest of this entry »

NYC museum ship Intrepid coming home shipshape

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on September 28, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Almost two years after being pried ignominiously from the mud by a phalanx of huffing tugboats and towed off to a shipyard for a major overhaul, the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid is returning home to resume its latter-day career as a floating museum. Read the rest of this entry »

QE2 anchors off Staten Island

In Get Wet, Maritime, Staten Island on September 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Guests on the Queen Elizabeth 2 today were getting a long look at the Stapleton waterfront because the huge ocean liner dropped anchor off Staten Island, delaying its departure from New York because of rough seas in the North Atlantic. Read the rest of this entry »

A vision for reviving the Island

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on September 28, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Twelve urban planners presented a blueprint for change last night that would revitalize Staten Island’s shores, beautify its streetscapes and preserve its character. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleanup's for the birds South Brother Island sanctuary sparkles anew

In Get Wet on September 27, 2008 at 12:14 am

Kayakers from the Long Island City Community Boathouse paddle on way to yearly cleanup of South Brother Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Champlain’s Shores

In Get Wet, Region on September 26, 2008 at 4:53 pm

THE weather was blustery but hardly forbidding when I set off by canoe from just below Rouses Point, N.Y., near the border with Quebec, to begin retracing Samuel de Champlain’s journey of discovery — 400 years ago next summer — on what is now Lake Champlain. Read the rest of this entry »