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A circus might find its home in Coney Island

In Manhattan on March 30, 2009 at 2:57 am

Brooklynites living in Coney Island will have to wait a bit longer before seeing elephants, clowns and trapeze acts. Read the rest of this entry »

Stop Marty!

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:55 am

A  showdown is looming over Borough President Marty Markowitz’s pet project to build a huge $64 million concert arena in a quiet Coney Island park. Read the rest of this entry »

THE CYCLONE JUMPSTARTS THE 2009 CONEY ISLAND SEASON ON APRIL 5th

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:51 am

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone roars into action on Sunday, April 5th, starting at Noon. With a bottle of authentic Brooklyn egg cream in hand, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join Miss Cyclone, the Hungry March Band, and hundreds of expected guests in launching the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s Historic Voyage

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on March 30, 2009 at 2:42 am

Looking for something to celebrate? How about the commemoration of New York’s 400th birthday beginning next Saturday? Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn pool concert series to shift to new spot

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:38 am

The summer concerts that turned a fallow Brooklyn swimming pool into a rock hotspot have found a new home. Read the rest of this entry »

A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:34 am

IT’S not often that you get to watch gulls skirmish over mussel beds from a street that dead ends at the water. Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish. Read the rest of this entry »

A Divorce for Governors Island

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:27 am

Governors Island, that enticing 172-acre piece of real estate just off Manhattan’s shore, has been tantalizing urban planners for decades. Read the rest of this entry »

NY's Environmental Protection Fund "in deep trouble"

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on March 30, 2009 at 2:22 am

The New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) was enacted during the recession of the early 1990s, at a time when medical waste was washing up on our shorelines, state and municipal parks where being closed or reducing operating hours and farmland was being lost to poorly planned development. Read the rest of this entry »

Wrong Ways and 400th Birthdays

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on March 30, 2009 at 2:18 am

Remember Wrong Way Corrigan?

In 1938, the legendary aviator was preparing to fly to Europe, but the federal government refused to grant him permission because his plane seemed too flimsy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayor Bloomberg threatens to yank funding for Brooklyn Bridge Park

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Mayor Bloomberg ratcheted up the heat in his bid to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday, threatening to halt city funding unless state officials hand over full control. Read the rest of this entry »