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Vision Unveiled For “Mosaic Of Habitats” In The New York/New Jersey Estuary

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront, Queens, Region, Staten Island on December 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm

While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River. Read the rest of this entry »

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Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

Coney Island redevelopment plan attracts 50 amusement park companies from seven countries

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

It’s the scramble for Coney Island.

The competition to build a new amusement park at the faded seaside mecca has reached a fever pitch as a who’s who of amusement operators work to put together proposals by a Dec. 18 deadline. 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 »

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 »

NY rides to Coney Island’s aid

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Michael Bloomberg, narrowly elected this month for a third term as New York’s mayor, is to sign a $95.6m cheque on the city’s behalf to ensure the future of the mother of all fairground resorts at Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeking Revival, City to Buy Land in Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

After a year of ultimatums, threats and stop-and-go talks, the Bloomberg administration has agreed to pay $95.6 million to a developer for seven acres in the heart of Coney Island, Read the rest of this entry »

NYC Buys 7 Acres of Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The city is now set to buy nearly seven acres of land at Coney Island from a Manhattan development firm, for more than $95-million. Read the rest of this entry »

Businesses line up to join Navy Yard

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This month, Atair Aerospace Inc. will close its two Red Hook locations and move into a 10,300-square-foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Read the rest of this entry »

BK's National Park

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Nationally, parks mean Old Faithful, Yosemite and delightful black bears hungry for picnic baskets. Here in Brooklyn it’s swings, a seesaw – maybe a ball field or two. Read the rest of this entry »