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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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Launch of America's Great Waters Coalition underscores commitment to restoring America's estuaries

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on December 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

An alliance representing more than 30 organizations came together with lawmakers from across the nation to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 of the largest water ecosystems in 27 of the lower 48 states — and involving nearly half of the country’s population. 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 »

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 »

"No Discharge Zone" Designation for the South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today hailed the federal approval of a measure that will significantly improve water quality in the South Shore Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

Acclaimed author Russell Shorto to address Dutch underpinnings of America

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on November 14, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Next Tuesday, The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich (HSTG), kicks off the second program in a series celebrating the 400th anniversary year of Henry Hudson’s 1609 arrival in New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Legislation To Create a Free One-Time Registration Program To Replace License

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on November 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) introduced two legislative initiatives relating to the issue of saltwater fishing licenses in the State of New York. The first bill would postpone the effective date of the license program until July 1, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Long Island Fishing License Comes With a Colonial Catch

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Stuart Vorpahl has waged a lonely battle since 1984 against the state of New York over his right to fish. For refusing to obtain a commercial fishing license, he has been arrested at least four times, once on a dock after a police officer seized 490 pounds of fluke and two lobsters from his 40-foot trawler. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »