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Call of the Island

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on May 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

IF New York is a city that never sleeps, where does one go for much needed quiet or rest? Read the rest of this entry »

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“Fireworks by Grucci New York”

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on May 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Sunday, May 31 at 9:15PM
Where: from the tip of Roosevelt Island.
Viewable from the FDR Drive Promenade and Pavilion Park in Manhattan; Roosevelt Island, in Queens at Gantry Park, and Water Taxi Park and the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
 
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Gowanus Bay anglers persist even when fish deemed unsafe by experts

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Natural Waterfront on May 26, 2009 at 1:56 am

These Red Hook fishermen have been hooked on this spot for years – and don’t care if the feds think it’s dangerous to eat what they catch. Read the rest of this entry »

Fishes' eye view of Manhattan

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront on May 26, 2009 at 1:50 am

Most New Yorkers think you’d have to be nuts to jump into the Hudson River, Read the rest of this entry »

Hudson River Fishing

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on May 26, 2009 at 1:45 am

The Hudson River Park Trust is encouraging New Yorkers to drop a line into the river and see what comes up. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask About Rockaway, Queens

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Queens on May 26, 2009 at 1:42 am

This week, Lawrence Kaplan and Carol P. Kaplan, the authors of “Between Ocean and City: The Transformation of Rockaway, New York,” answered questions about the history of this once popular seaside resort in southern Queens. Read the rest of this entry »

A Pause in the Resurgence of St. George, Staten Island

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on May 26, 2009 at 1:36 am

In the brightest moments of the building boom, St. George was set to cast aside its reputation as a forlorn neighborhood of government buildings and shops clustered around the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoning without Planning

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on May 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

Amanda Burden, chairperson of the New York City Planning Commission, boasts that since 2002, the city has completed a record 94 rezonings, creating the most sweeping revision of land use regulations throughout the city’s five boroughs since the Zoning Resolution was rewritten in 1961. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeing the Hudson River Through 700 Windows

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on May 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm

It was the sight of 700 mullioned windows covered with greasy plastic sheeting that inspired the Brooklyn artist Spencer Finch to create the first temporary public art commission for the High Line, that $170 million park being built on the elevated freight rail structure that stretches 22 blocks, from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, near the Hudson River. Read the rest of this entry »

With rules galore, fluke is worth plenty

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on May 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

As we launch the unofficial start of summer, metro anglers practically need a calendar, tape measure and scorecard to prepare for saltwater fishing. It’s difficult keeping track of regulations for all the varieties of fish. Read the rest of this entry »