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Hello, New Coney Island (Again)!

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 11:31 pm

Another over-the-top Coney Island development proposal is in the works. Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a plan today to build the nation’s biggest urban amusement park there, including 4,500 residential units (20 percent are set-asides for low- and middle-income housing) and some retail establishments. The proposal basically spells doom for Thor Equities’ $1.5 million Vegas-style entertainment complex that can only get built if the city provides zoning for it. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Harbor Light Tower Damaged by Tanker

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Somehow, a tanker managed to strike the Ambrose Light navigation aid early Sunday morning. The Ambrose Light is a 76-foot structure that sits 12 miles southeast of Staten Island and, according to the Coast Guard, “watches over the main shipping lanes to New York Harbor.” Read the rest of this entry »

Bayonne authority voids Port Authority deal for waterfront land

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 3:57 am

The board of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority voted in the past week to void a deal with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to purchase waterfront property for a “roll-on/roll-off” car port. Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting a Wild Patch of City Marshland

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 3:50 am

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Glenn Phillips of New York City Audubon, left, and William E. Morris, on the board of Mariners Marsh Conservancy, touring Arlington Marsh.

“Simply the last best unprotected New York City coastal wetland,” raved a coalition of 20 environmental groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Port Authority Sets Its Sights on Robust List of Projects

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 3:46 am

For decades, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was a bastion of patronage and a hulking bureaucracy living on its past success in building much of the region’s transportation network. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn To Get Historical Center

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 1:02 am

 Mayor Bloomberg and the speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, are expected to announce today the creation of a historical center on Flushing Avenue in the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will focus on the history of the navy yard and Northern Brooklyn. Read the rest of this entry »

Group wants to own historic Long Island lighthouse

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2007 at 1:05 am

A fledgling Philadelphia preservation group is the only applicant to seek ownership of the historic Execution Rocks Lighthouse in Long Island Sound. Read the rest of this entry »

New show at Museum of Natural History looks at world of water

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2007 at 1:02 am

Water falls slowly, drop by drop onto a surface below. Plink. Plink. Plink. Read the rest of this entry »

CHEEP LIVING apt for the Birds Floats in E. River

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2007 at 12:55 am

This floating condo with a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline is ready for occupancy – by swallows, wrens and their feathered pals.
The avian apartments are inside a 24-foot high aluminum tree standing on an aluminum-skinned “island” that floats on two pontoons. Read the rest of this entry »