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Humpback Whale Is Stuck Off Sandy Hook

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on February 26, 2009 at 10:38 pm

A humpback whale has become entangled in fishing gear about eight miles offshore in New York waters, the Coast Guard said on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Water Taxi Beach on Governors Island

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on February 25, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Harbor Experience Companies (HEC), formed after New York Water Taxi acquired Circle Line Downtown, will build on the popularity of its Beach in Long Island City, and create a new Water Taxi Beach on Governors Island this summer. For the residents of lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn it will be a beach in their own backyard. Read the rest of this entry »

NY Circle Line deal completed

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on February 24, 2009 at 3:21 am

New York Water Taxi has completed its acquisition of the downtown operation of Circle Line. Read the rest of this entry »

Hudson River swimming pool concept to expand

In Dive In, Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on February 24, 2009 at 3:18 am

The effort to place a swimming pool in the Hudson River at Beacon drew a sizeable number of people last summer in a children’s pool. Read the rest of this entry »

Lenape collection a longtime love affair

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on February 24, 2009 at 3:11 am

Her affair has been with her hobby — an artifact collection she amassed for her lectures on the culture of the Lenape, a Native American tribe native to all New Jersey and to Pennsylvania, New York and parts of a few other neighboring states. Read the rest of this entry »

Governors Island Ferry: Going, Going, Gone for $23,600

In Dive In, Maritime on February 24, 2009 at 3:03 am

Governor Sarah Palin isn’t the only government official to sell state property on eBay. In 2007, the city/state agency charged with developing Governors Island, the 172-acre former Coast Guard base off Lower Manhattan, bought a Martha’s Vineyard ferry for $500,000 to help open the island to visitors. This morning, the vessel was sold by the agency on eBay. Read the rest of this entry »

Big ships and major celebrations coming up

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on February 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

We’ve got the Hudson River, Hudson County – and even the Hudson Reporter. They’re all named for Henry Hudson, the English explorer who in 1609 sailed his ship, the Half Moon, into the waters later known as New York Harbor. He saw what is now Manhattan Island, and made his way up the river now bearing his name to Albany, N.Y. Read the rest of this entry »

State sinks $500K into bad boat

In Get Wet, Maritime on February 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Ferry boat for Governors Island development project found to be junk   Read the rest of this entry »

City and Developer Spar Over Coney Island Visions

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on February 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Coney Island was once known as the world’s largest playground, where millions of working- and middle-class New Yorkers prowled an anarchic, pulsating bazaar of bathhouses, freak shows, dance halls, carousels, roller coasters, chop suey parlors, hotels, hot dog stands and game booths tightly packed across two miles of beachfront. Read the rest of this entry »

NORTHSIDE PIERS “TOPS OFF” TOWER TWO

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on February 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

 Toll Brothers City Living, RD Management, and L+M Development Partners today announced the topping off of Two Northside Piers, Northside Piers’ second luxurious new condominium residence on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront. Read the rest of this entry »