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Fans of World's Fastest Ocean Liner Put Out a Distress Call

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on September 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Dan McSweeney has a few ideas for saving the United States.

That would be the SS United States — the fastest ocean liner in the world. Bigger than the Titanic and fast enough to water-ski behind, she’s a steamship so sophisticated, her capabilities remained a Cold War secret for decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guv is last hope for Gowanus builders

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on September 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Insiders say only the Paterson administration can stop the federal government from designating Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site. Read the rest of this entry »

Astroland flight pattern could include Coney reentry

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on September 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

This summer, for the first time in more than 45 years, Carol Hill Albert looked out across West 10th Street and didn’t see the familiar lights of Astroland Amusement Park dancing over Surf Avenue. Read the rest of this entry »

Artificial island could devastate New York's only natural reef

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Dubbed ‘insanity island’ protesters are campaigning against the Atlantic Sea Island Group’s proposal to build a mega liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal in Sunset Park will receive a $10 million grant from the state for new construction.

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on September 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm

In making the announcement last week, Governor David Paterson and Empire State Development (ESD) Chairman and CEO designate Dennis Mullen noted that the project was one of several in the state to receive “Restore New York” grants. Read the rest of this entry »

Bayonne Bridge Lift

In Get Wet, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on September 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm

There’s no debate that the Bayonne Bridge is too low for the increasingly larger ships entering the Port of New York and New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

Don't 'superfund' the Gowanus

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on September 27, 2009 at 1:11 am

WHO should clean up the Gowanus Canal? The city’s been masterminding a series of reclamation projects since 2002 — but now the federal Environmental Protection Agency is looking to designate it a Superfund site. Read the rest of this entry »

Bard, Boardwalk and, With Luck, Only a Staged Tempest

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on September 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

The beach, the ocean and the sky are all real, and so are most of the seagulls. Read the rest of this entry »

Restoring oyster habitat to the Raritan Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 27, 2009 at 12:50 am

More than 100 years ago, the harbor, an arm of the Raritan Bay, was abundant with oysters. Read the rest of this entry »

Castle Garden: The Forgotten Gateway

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on September 25, 2009 at 1:11 am

Pre-dating the immigrant landing station of Ellis Island by nearly forty years is the almost-forgotten Castle Garden of the “Old Immigration.” Read the rest of this entry »