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Vinland Map of America no forgery

In Dive In, Maritime on July 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm

The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, Read the rest of this entry »

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Empire State Development Corp. to Extend Yonkers-Manhattan Commuter Ferry Service

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on July 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development Corp.secured an additional $300,000 loan from the Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC) to extend  commuter ferry service Read the rest of this entry »

Archaeologists find graveyard of sunken Roman ships

In Dive In, Maritime on July 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

A team of archaeologists using sonar technology to scan the seabed have discovered a “graveyard” of five pristine ancient Roman shipwrecks off the small Italian island of Ventotene. Read the rest of this entry »

Raretan Bay a Superfund Site

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Staten Island on July 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

In response to a request from the public, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the period of time open for community input on the proposal to add the Raritan Bay Slag site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Read the rest of this entry »

How Mayor Bloomberg Is Killing Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

For well over a century, Coney Island has been a canvas upon which amusement visionaries rendered vivid dreams in bold brushstrokes and garish colors — defining and redefining the way America entertains itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Wind chime maker aids Hudson River cause

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

A gift company started by a musician inspired by a landfill has created a wind chime supporting the ecology of New York’s Hudson River, the company says. Read the rest of this entry »

When a Shark Is More Gum Than Bite

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

For those who did not catch the news last week, a huge basking shark came ashore to die at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, on Long Island, making for a sad sight, but supposedly, not a real scary one. The countless news reports about the beaching held that these types of sharks posed no danger to humans. Read the rest of this entry »

IKEA Announces Fee for Weekday Ferry Riders

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on July 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

IKEA Tuesday announced that on Aug. 3 it will begin charging a fee to weekday riders of its water taxi service who do not shop at its Red Hook store. Read the rest of this entry »

Ferry Service Planned From Bridge Park To Governors Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on July 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

At the end of Atlantic Avenue’s Pier 6, the beginning of planning for ferry service linking Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island was announced Wednesday morning at a press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Developer: NY can't renew Coney Island without him

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

Two New York City Council committees have voted in favor of a Coney Island renewal plan spearheaded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »