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Cedar Grove beach bungalows to give way to public park

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on December 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

In what is likely a death blow to the private Cedar Grove Beach Club, the city Parks Department said yesterday it plans to remake a large, privately leased stretch of New Dorp Beach and open it to the public. 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 »

Washington Considers Funding Parks to Rebuild Cities

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on December 2, 2009 at 1:41 am

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would provide federal funding for urban parks and recreation for the first time in eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Pick for Environment Post Raises Some Eyebrows

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has said he will remain vastly ambitious in his third term, and is committed to a sweeping environmental agenda. 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 »

ISC may sell Staten Island land

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on November 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

An $80 million deal with KB Marine Holdings LLC could finally extricate International Speedway Corp. from its ill-fated plan to build a racetrack on Staten Island, while giving the company cash it can spend on a proposed Kansas City, Kan., casino project. 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 »