Going Coastal

Archive for November, 2009|Monthly archive page

Sewers at Capacity, Waste Poisons Waterways

In Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront on November 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

Many sewer systems are frequently overwhelmed, with sewage spilling into waterways and polluting them with excrement and industrial chemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

The Real Club Nautico Barcelona and the New York Yacht Club to co-host the NY-BCN record

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on November 24, 2009 at 3:23 am

– This is the first transoceanic record to be ratified by the WSSRC in a race departing from an American city and finishing at a Mediterranean port and supported by an Atlantic and a Mediterranean nautical institution Read the rest of this entry »

Fish And The City

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront, Staten Island on November 24, 2009 at 3:19 am

At 6:30 a.m. on a late November day, Captain Frank Crescitelli, owner of Fin Chaser Charters, navigates his 32-foot Regulator through the harbor of New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

New ferry route from Liberty Harbor to Lower Manhattan

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on November 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

A new ferry route, from Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor to the World Financial Center on the west side of Lower Manhattan, is scheduled to open next week, according to Billybey Ferry Inc. officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Brownfields Revitalization Initiative for South Bronx

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on November 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

s part of a state-wide tour, New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez joined the Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice to announce the state’s Brownfields Smart Growth “Spotlight Communities” Initiative for the South Bronx. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Is One Step Closer to New Ship Emissions Standards

In Dive In, Maritime on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

U.S. EPA moved closer yesterday to finalizing new engine and fuel standards for the largest ocean-bound ships by sending the draft rules to the White House for review. Read the rest of this entry »

City floats Coney Island ferry service

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Ahoy, Coney Island! The city is looking at three sites around the neighborhood that could one day become a new commuter ferry’s port o’ call. Read the rest of this entry »

Monster blackfish caught in New York Harbor

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on November 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm

To the ever-growing list of big fish that will be hard to top, local anglers can add the monster blackfish caught by Yakov Elkin of Brooklyn. While fishing in about 35 feet of water near the West Bank Lighthouse of New York Harbor on Nov. 11, Elkin wrestled aboard a 20.65-pound bulldog that, if certified, should rank as a state record for the species. Read the rest of this entry »

After Coney Island Deal, Sitt Also Holds Red Hook Cards

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I don’t know their names or how many there are, but one can bet that there were some city employees who unexpectedly spent last weekend getting ready for a trip. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix the pipes, save the river

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Public Waterfront on November 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

There’s the Champlain Bridge and its vital link between New York’s North Country and Vermont that was allowed to rot beyond repair. There’s the realization that some 110 bridges across the state are in as bad or perhaps worse condition, and the cost of fixing or replacing them. And all the while, there have been aging sewer systems in older communities discharging untreated sewage into the Hudson River Read the rest of this entry »