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Stringer takes power away from Leichter

In Dive In, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm

“Not happy” at all that an appointee of his on the Hudson River Park Trust led the state-city authority’s surprise move to seek a longer lease for Pier 40, Borough President Scott Stringer responded strongly during the past week — both with words and action. Read the rest of this entry »

The dustcarts of the sea

In Dive In, Maritime, Natural Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Considering that the oceans hold more garbage than fish by now, this might be the right time to retrain our fishermen and let them hunt for litter. Several companies offer equipment to fish garbage out of rivers, lakes and harbours. They say they could build larger dustcarts for seas and oceans, too. Send the bill to the disposables industry – and let the cleanup begin. Read the rest of this entry »

New York/New Jersey port launches second shipper incentive program

In Dive In, Region, Working Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) board of commissioners approved an incentive program aimed at encouraging shippers to transport cargo via new rail routes — the authority’s second intermodal incentive program of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Critics of city jump on Gowanus goof

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Read the rest of this entry »

The Gowanus is "Sponge" worthy!

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm

The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money. Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Time Presents New York City's First Quadrennial on Governor's Island

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Creative Time presented its new public art quadrennial: PLOT, taking place on historic Governors Island and featuring international artists responding to the island with new, sire-responsive artworks. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Fourth of July fireworks

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

After debuting on the Hudson River in 1958, the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration will finally venture back to its birth spot this year, briefly abandoning its East River digs. Read the rest of this entry »

Algae Farm Aims to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels, a start-up company, are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island keeper

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Thor Equities’ Joe Sitt gives city a ride for its money Read the rest of this entry »

Antique steamboat flotilla to dock on upper Hudson River

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on June 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

More than 20 Victorian-age steamboats will chug along the upper Hudson River later today. Read the rest of this entry »