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Now Growing in Brooklyn, a Waterfront Pile of Salt

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on April 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

The mound of salt in the Red Hook Marine Terminal soars over the waterfront, as white and dry as the sands of Coney Island and as tall as the four-story brick tenements across the street. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global recession wave slams NY ports

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Maritime, Region, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on April 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Plunge in demand harms maritime, allied businesses; officials see long-term growth Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers look to algae for fuel

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on April 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

It’s abundant, it’s cheap, it’s in our backyard — and Carmela Cuomo thinks it might fuel our cars one day. Read the rest of this entry »

Waterfront job referral spurs mob ties probe

In Dive In, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on April 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Investigators are probing whether a top Waterfront Commission official recommended the manager of a mobbed-up Staten Island strip club for a job as a harbor cop, the Daily News has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

Gowanus Canal fails odor test, stinks

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Working Waterfront on April 26, 2009 at 9:40 pm

It’s official: The Gowanus Canal stinks. Read the rest of this entry »

City's plan won't fully clean up polluted Gowanus Canal, as Bloomberg fights to keep feds out

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on April 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm

The city has only $15 million to dredge one-tenth of the polluted Gowanus Canal – and the cleanup won’t even go deep enough to remove toxic sludge from the 1.8-mile waterway, the Daily News has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking and talking: Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on April 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm

New Yorkers and tourists enjoy the beautiful weather on Coney Island boardwalk
If Coney Island were a person, it would look beaten up and bullied. Still standing, it would be tattooed head to toe, but grinning and swinging right back. Read the rest of this entry »

Ikea a mixed blessing for Red Hook

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on April 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

For years, residents of the Red Hook section of Brooklyn battled to prevent Ikea from opening a vast store in their midst, fearing local streets would be inundated with traffic. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ghost Ships of the Hudson

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on April 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm

THE luxury liners that once crossed the Atlantic at a regular clip are of course a thing of the past, long since converted to cruise ships or disappeared entirely. Read the rest of this entry »

Time and Tide Gnaw at a Downtown Enclave

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Maritime on April 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

It’s a tough time for India House, the luncheon club near Wall Street, midday lair for mandarins, which these days seems as musty as your last pair of socks. Read the rest of this entry »