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Ground being broken on Staten Island cement terminal

In Staten Island, Working Waterfront on November 25, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Officials are currently breaking ground on a new cement terminal on the waterfront in Elm Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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CONEY'S $64 MIL ROCK IN THE PARK

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Jones Beach and the PNC Bank Arts Center could soon be facing stiff competition from Coney Island in attracting A-list acts, but the cost to taxpayers will be steep – $64 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn’s Commercial Heritage

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Along the East River on the Brooklyn waterfront is a small area in the vicinity of the original Fulton Ferry terminal. In this area lies Brooklyn’s commercial heritage. On November 25, 1975 this area was designated the Fulton Ferry Historic District. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaning the Big Apple

In Dive In, Maritime, Working Waterfront on November 25, 2008 at 8:41 pm

The Big Apple is a big opportunity for clean truck advocates. The Port of New York and New Jersey is the third largest container port in the nation, handling more than 5 million containers and 30 million tons of ocean cargo a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn’s Changing Waterfront

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 25, 2008 at 8:39 pm

1609 — Henry Hudson and crew anchor their ship, the Half moon, near what is now Coney Island before ascending what would be called the Hudson River. Read the rest of this entry »

NYC marks forgotten holiday from Revolutionary War

In Get Wet, Manhattan on November 25, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Reenactors in 18th century dress prepared Tuesday to answer questions about the 225th anniversary of Evacuation Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Wall-E Park

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on November 24, 2008 at 5:40 pm

On giant piles of trash left by a generation of New Yorkers, landscape architect James Corner is building a park that has the power to change the way we see the past and the future of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Turbulent time for wind development in NY

In Dive In on November 24, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Wind development in New York has hit a bit of turbulence. Read the rest of this entry »

For Reinvention, Red Hook Follows Its Roots

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Maritime on November 23, 2008 at 9:39 pm

The Red Hook piers, one of the last working waterfronts in New York, have seemed destined for the kind of high-gloss gentrification that was enveloping much of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Williamsburg’s Edge Begins to Take Shape

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Walking west toward the waterfront from one of Williamsburg’s main drags, Bedford Avenue, the trendy shops, considered some of the best shopping in all of New York City, begin to thin out. In the distance, massive cranes and half-constructed buildings can be seen where Brooklyn seems to drop off the map. Read the rest of this entry »