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City floats Coney Island ferry service

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Ahoy, Coney Island! The city is looking at three sites around the neighborhood that could one day become a new commuter ferry’s port o’ call. Read the rest of this entry »

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Businesses line up to join Navy Yard

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This month, Atair Aerospace Inc. will close its two Red Hook locations and move into a 10,300-square-foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Read the rest of this entry »

BK's National Park

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Nationally, parks mean Old Faithful, Yosemite and delightful black bears hungry for picnic baskets. Here in Brooklyn it’s swings, a seesaw – maybe a ball field or two. Read the rest of this entry »

House Votes Funds for Gowanus ‘Sponge Park’

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm

The development of a “Sponge Park” along the Gowanus Canal took another step forward last Thursday when the fiscal year Interior and Environment Appropriations conference report was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill includes $300,000 for the project, which will incorporate greenery along the banks of the canal to manage excess runoff and help improve water quality. The money will fund the installation of grass and other greenery along the sidewalks and terraces bordering the canal. Read the rest of this entry »

Biologists fight erosion in Jamaica Bay

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on October 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

The whipping winds of Jamaica Bay sway the chest-high grasses of Elder’s Point East, a salt marsh island full of marine life. Read the rest of this entry »

$150 Million Price Tag Put on Gowanus Effort

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on October 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

A new $150 million project to substantially improve water quality in the Gowanus Canal and reduce its odor impacts was officially announced on Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Public money goes to private beach

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on October 8, 2009 at 12:33 am

You can’t beat Mother Nature, but a federal lawmaker is hoping that a few million greenbacks might at least appease her. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Bard, Boardwalk and, With Luck, Only a Staged Tempest

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on September 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

The beach, the ocean and the sky are all real, and so are most of the seagulls. Read the rest of this entry »

Save the eerie canal: Leave the cleanup of Gowanus waters to the city

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on August 31, 2009 at 6:57 pm

The blossoming neighborhoods along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal face becoming dead zones – but not because of anything in the waterway’s famously polluted murk. Read the rest of this entry »