Going Coastal

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Charting a new course

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

ABOARD THE JOHN J. HARVEY IN NEW YORK HARBOR – Up on deck, a group of inner-city kids – most have never before been on the Hudson River – squeal in delight, getting drenched by water. Read the rest of this entry »

A Battery Park Bargain

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm

AS two of the officials who helped carry out Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s 1967 mandate to build a Lower Manhattan community on landfill in the Hudson River, and considering the unquestionable success of what he proposed evident in today’s vibrant Battery Park City, Read the rest of this entry »

Future Dangers for a Maritime City

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm

From its description Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, a six-month research program being inaugurated early next month at the Museum of Modern Art, sounds like the kind of dry, somnolent workshop someone would dream up for a convention of civil engineers. Conceived to address the potential effects of rising water levels and apocalyptic storms on the city, the program is modeled on the principles of “soft infrastructure,” which proposes flexible ecological systems as an alternative to “hard” solutions like concrete dams and storm barriers. Read the rest of this entry »

Historic ship in Oyster Bay sold to Boston group

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

After deteriorating for more than six years at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, the historic Nantucket Lightship has been sold for $1 by the National Lighthouse Museum to a new nonprofit group in Boston that plans to move it there next month and restore it as a museum. Read the rest of this entry »

Ilya the Manatee Still Missing Off of New Jersey

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Ilya the manatee, who traveled to Cape Cod this summer via New York Harbor, finally turned up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Friday — several hundred miles north of where he should be this time of year. Read the rest of this entry »

Fish Regs Fight Goes Federal

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on October 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the U.S. Department of Commerce and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Monday to set up a free, permanent registration process for Long Island’s saltwater anglers so they only have to register once in their lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobbed Up Dockworkers

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on October 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

The New York Shipping Association is trying to regain control of port labor in a move critics claim would open workers to the same kind of mob exploitation that inspired the film “On the Waterfront.” Read the rest of this entry »

Construction can move forward at former Spanish Camp

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on October 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

City OKs construction on all land except for that owned by builder who started process Read the rest of this entry »

Faber's 425 acres of blue (pool) and green (park)

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on October 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

A bucolic oasis exists amid Richmond Terrace’s industrialized waterfront: The Faber Park and Pool. Read the rest of this entry »

RH Tugs: Hillary ate here; Madonna sang here

In Get Wet, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on October 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

 Just down the road from the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Livingston is the only full-service restaurant on Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront: R.H. Tugs. Read the rest of this entry »