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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Muck lurks in NASCAR sale

In Go Coastal, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on November 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Buyer shelling out $80M reportedly plans to build up vast tract with harbor dredge 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 »

West Brighton company to dispose of dredged materials

In Go Coastal, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on November 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

 The Empire State Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently agreed to provide $3,895,500 of Bi-State Dredging Funds to the Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Company, which will allow it to dispose of approximately 106,000 cubic yards of dredged materials, Rep. Michael E. McMahon announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobbed Up Dockworkers

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on October 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

The New York Shipping Association is trying to regain control of port labor in a move critics claim would open workers to the same kind of mob exploitation that inspired the film “On the Waterfront.” Read the rest of this entry »

Construction can move forward at former Spanish Camp

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on October 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

City OKs construction on all land except for that owned by builder who started process Read the rest of this entry »

Faber's 425 acres of blue (pool) and green (park)

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on October 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

A bucolic oasis exists amid Richmond Terrace’s industrialized waterfront: The Faber Park and Pool. Read the rest of this entry »