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Posts Tagged ‘Bronx’

River’s Meaning to Indians, Before and After Hudson

In Bronx, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Although our awareness of the voyages of Henry Hudson, Robert Fulton and Samuel Champlain may have vastly increased over the past year — courtesy of exhibitions, performances and publications celebrating 400 years of European settlement in the Hudson River Valley — most of us are still fairly ignorant when it comes to the native people who once inhabited the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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Council floats ferry plan to service 8 boro sites, including Yankee Stadium

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on August 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Anchors aweigh. Bronxites could someday soon be doing their commuting by boat. Read the rest of this entry »

A Small Village Within a Vast City

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on May 31, 2009 at 4:15 pm

To cross the City Island Bridge — “Welcome to City Island, Seaport of the Bronx” — is to enter an anomaly: a small town that lives within the borders of a great metropolis, an active fishing village with a 718 area code. Read the rest of this entry »

The Green Power Broker

In Dive In, Notable Nautical on December 14, 2008 at 1:03 am

MAJORA CARTER, one of the city’s best-known advocates for environmental justice, was sitting on a picnic table in Barretto Point Park in the South Bronx under the intense lights of an NBC film crew. Read the rest of this entry »

City puts marina in drydock

In Bronx, Get Wet, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on December 3, 2008 at 12:23 am

The borough’s oldest marina has been ordered closed for safety reasons, leading members of the boat club harbored there to fear the club will be gone forever. Read the rest of this entry »

WATER PLANT'S RI$ING TIDE

In Bronx, Dive In, Public Waterfront on December 1, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Rising construction prices, design changes and a dearth of bidders have more than doubled the cost of a gigantic water-filtration plant being built 10 stories beneath a Bronx driving range, budget experts have found. Read the rest of this entry »

Yankees took $11 million in improper rent deductions

In Bronx, Go Coastal on November 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm

The Yankees improperly deducted more than $11million from their annual rent bill for Yankee Stadium over a four-year period, city Controller William Thompson has found. Read the rest of this entry »

Fordham Students Find Environmental Inspiration

In Bronx, Get Wet, Manhattan on September 12, 2008 at 2:37 pm

For every student who ever complained, “It’s so nice today; why can’t we just have class outside?” Colin Cathcart has the answer: “Sustainable New York.” Read the rest of this entry »

On City Island, a Place for Telling Fish Stories

In Bronx, Get Wet on September 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Late August was bluefish time in the waters of Long Island Sound around City Island in the Bronx. But the talk among the men hanging out at Jack’s Bait and Tackle, on City Island Avenue, kept coming back to stripers. Read the rest of this entry »

Something seems fishy at Bronx park

In Bronx, Go Coastal on August 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Why does the city want to elevate a new riverfront park by five feet? Read the rest of this entry »