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Long Island's Sea Ducks

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on January 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm

To most mainland New York hunters, gunning for sea ducks is as foreign a sport as an African safari. Yet it can be as much of an adventure as any bird hunt can be. Even though the action takes place within sight of one of the greatest metropolitan areas on Earth, sea duck hunting on Long Island Sound offers first-rate sport that should not be missed! Read the rest of this entry »

Long Beach offshore gas plant

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Region on January 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Surfers, environmentalists and local politicians will gather tonight in Long Beach for a federal hearing on a liquid natural gas processing plant proposed for a 60.5-acre man-made island that would be built 13.5 miles south of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island Restaurant Landmark, Auctioned

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on January 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

 An auction was held yesterday afternoon to liquidate the contents of Gregory & Paul’s restaurant, one of the last remaining components that made up Astroland’s three-acre space. The Gothamist Read the rest of this entry »

$16M A YEAR FOR PLANNED B'KLYN PARK

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on January 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

The controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park project will cost $16.1 million a year to maintain — making it the city’s second-most-expensive park per acre to operate. Read the rest of this entry »

Report to detail, address coastal pollution in NY

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on January 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Faced with more beaches closed by algae, bacteria and toxics, depleted shellfish beds and sharply reduced commercial fisheries, New York is poised to act against a rising tide of unhealthy coastal waters. Read the rest of this entry »

Sail on MSC Cruises Spectacular Winter Sailings to Quebec and New York City

In Get Wet, Maritime on January 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm

MSC Cruises, long a leader in the European cruise market and a growing presence in the Caribbean cruise winter market, will be adding Canada and New England cruises to its offerings in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

On This Day in History: Ocean Parkway Becomes Landmark

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on January 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm

On Jan. 28, 1975, Ocean Parkway was designated a scenic landmark. Ocean Parkway runs about six miles north to south from Prospect Park to the southeastern edge of Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Astroland’s Rocket Is Set for Re-entry

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on January 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

After the Astroland Park rocket in Coney Island was dismantled this month, its fate seemed up in the air. But the city announced on Wednesday that it had found a landing place for the beloved rocket — and it is, um, Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Dutch Help to Celebrate Hudson’s Journey

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on January 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm

The mayor of Amsterdam, Marius Job Cohen, and the mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, joined forces on Wednesday to announce NYC 400, a yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor in 1609 aboard the Half Moon. Read the rest of this entry »

Cites Unexplained Costs of New Parks in the Bronx

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on January 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

With costs ballooning to replace two Bronx parks that were bulldozed for the new Yankee Stadium — the latest estimate is almost $195 million — the city’s Independent Budget Office said on Tuesday that more than $16 million of the higher expense “remains to be explained.” Read the rest of this entry »