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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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More than $1 Million for Projects to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound

In Bronx, Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on November 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Gathering together on the shores of Long Island Sound, top federal and state environmental officials announced 33 grants to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (Sound Futures
Fund). Read the rest of this entry »

Biologists fight erosion in Jamaica Bay

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on October 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

The whipping winds of Jamaica Bay sway the chest-high grasses of Elder’s Point East, a salt marsh island full of marine life. Read the rest of this entry »

Dirty Water: Pols Meet to Discuss Newtown Cleanup

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Queens, Working Waterfront on October 8, 2009 at 12:37 am

 After making an initial recommendation to put Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, on the federal Superfund list, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials noted that it will take approximately one year of testing to determine whether the federal government will begin cleaning pollution along the creek. Read the rest of this entry »

Surfers Storm Rockaway

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens on August 24, 2009 at 3:03 am

Killer waves kicked up by Hurricane Bill proved to be killer fun for city surfers yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane Bill forces city to close beaches in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on August 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

The city is closing beaches in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Friday because of fears that Hurricane Bill will pound the shores with dangerous surf. Read the rest of this entry »

just Swell! Bill’s Strength Has Surfers Psyched

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm

“It’ll be a swell so big and strong it will wipe clean everything that went before it.’’ Read the rest of this entry »

Jamaica oysters no shell game: Bay's pollution hinders renewal

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm

It’s been a long time since oysters called Jamaica Bay home.

Pollution, overharvesting and other woes wiped out what was once a healthy population of the bivalves. Read the rest of this entry »

Rockaways' currents can be deadly if not treated with caution

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm

 Powerful waves. A shifting sand bar. Deadly rip currents. The Rockaways have them all – making its waters the most treacherous in the city, experts say. Read the rest of this entry »

National Parkland Not on Radar

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on August 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm

When my 19-year-old daughter and her friends are looking for something to do, they often head for the water. They walk in the park along the Hudson River, go to concerts on a pier, watch movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park or take a ferry to the beach. Read the rest of this entry »