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After 98 Years Underwater, a Coney Island Bell Is Back

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on October 8, 2009 at 12:28 am

In the early evening of May 27, 1911, an electric light fell into hot tar and exploded on the Dreamland amusement pier at Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »


Barcelona and New York to set a sailing record between both cities

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

The cities of Barcelona and New York, through the Fundacio Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona (FNOB) and the New York City Sports Commission, announced today a new transoceanic sailing event to take place in April 2010, the NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record. Aimed at strengthening the sporting and cultural bonds between New York and Barcelona, this is the first transoceanic sailing race between the two cities. 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 »

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 »

Cleaner water off the Rockaways brings back fish, and some unwanted followers

In Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Queens on August 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm

In Gateway National Park at the western tip of Rockaway, a sandy peninsula that is part of Queens, a large, solitary tower overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. At first glance, it resembles the lifeguard towers on Rockaway Beach, a few miles to the east. Yet the resemblance is not exact.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane barriers floated to keep sea out of NYC

In Manhattan on May 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

When experts sketch out nightmare hurricane scenarios, a New York strike tends to be high on the list. Read the rest of this entry »

City Wants Affordable Homes In Arverne East

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Queens on December 6, 2008 at 4:15 pm

The city’s solicitation for developers interested in transforming the last part of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area includes an affordable housing requirement – a last-minute amendment that surprised key community board members. Read the rest of this entry »

Wind Farm Site Considered 10 Miles From Queens Shore

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Queens on September 24, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Has the economic or political climate changed for wind power on Long Island? The Long Island Power Authority hopes so. Read the rest of this entry »

City Has Forgotten About Areas Of Rockaway Beach

In Get Wet, Queens on July 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Concerned residents in the Rockaways say they’re struggling through yet another summer on a beach that they believe the city has forgotten Read the rest of this entry »

Lifeguard issues in Far Rockaway

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Queens on July 12, 2008 at 8:05 pm

A lot of beach and not a lot of lifeguards is becoming a big concern for residents in Far Rockaway, Queens. Read the rest of this entry »