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Evan Schlossberg wins his second Coney Island sand castle contest

In Brooklyn, Get Wet on July 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Sand sculptor Evan Schlossberg tidies up his winning Aztec snake on Saturday on the beach at Coney Island. Read the rest of this entry »


For some, waterfront NYC living means a houseboat

In Get Wet, Manhattan on July 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Gloria Weiss was living in a small SoHo apartment in the 1980s when one of her young students told her that he lived on a boat. Read the rest of this entry »

Piece of floating history docks at New London's City Pier

In Get Wet, Region on June 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm

The Half Moon, the replica of a 1609 Dutch exploration ship, arrived this week at New London’s City Pier on a mission of historic proportions. Read the rest of this entry »

Can't seem to sink The Frying Pan

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on June 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm


Frying Pan Re-Opening

The Frying Pan along the Hudson River was temporarily closed as the owners were unable to obtain the proper leasing permits. Now that the permits have been submitted Frying Pan workers prepare minor renovations at its location at Pier 66 along the West Side Highway in preparation for its opening by the end of the week. (Jefferson Siegel, Jefferson Siegel / June 24, 2008)


A piece of the city’s maritime past — and a beloved nightlife spot — is set to reopen this week, despite what its fans say was a considerable effort to sink it. Read the rest of this entry »

Freighter commemorates Lake Champlain's heritage

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on June 23, 2008 at 2:08 pm

ABOARD THE LOIS McCLURE — The Lake Champlain shoreline creeps by from the deck of the Lois McClure. The vessel wasn’t built for speed, it was built to commemorate the commercial heritage that linked New York City, Buffalo, and Montreal to the Champlain Valley. Read the rest of this entry »

Rowing Is Invigorating (but Do Stay in the Boat)

In Get Wet, Region on June 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I CROUCHED in the cockpit of a recreational scull, pulling on a pair of oars and going nowhere. It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on Sag Harbor Cove at the far eastern end of Long Island. Read the rest of this entry »

A Lesson That Startled: Kayaking the Hudson

In Get Wet, Region on June 9, 2008 at 7:26 pm

LIKE many other people raised in Baltimore, Ray Fusco grew up with the Chesapeake Bay’s waters pumping through his veins. Fishing and boating were big parts of his youth.

But when Mr. Fusco, a professional kayak instructor and the founder of New York City’s Mayor’s Cup kayak race, moved here three years ago, he was struck by residents’ disconnection from the Hudson River, the western border of this city of 16,000. Read the rest of this entry »

City floats new idea: a water map to paddle by

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on May 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm
It’s warm and sunny, but I’m told not to get too comfortable. The water around the Bayside Marina in Queens is 47 degrees – so a slim chance of hypothermia still exists, should I capsize my kayak and abandon myself to the mercy of the depths. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn Residents Argue For Gowanus Canal's Potential

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on May 20, 2008 at 3:27 pm

The sight of adults and children canoeing down the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn’s infamously polluted body of water, has become more common since the water pump that flushes out the canal was re-activated back in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

A Commute From Rockaway, Now With a Harbor View

In Get Wet, Queens on May 19, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Amid whipping wind and rain and beneath gloomy gray skies, a new ferry service was born yesterday, setting sail from Breezy Point, at the tip of the Rockaways, to Lower Manhattan, with a stop in Brooklyn along the way. A total of 51 commuters were aboard for the first two trips, putting on brave faces and rain-slicked coats, and carrying umbrellas. Read the rest of this entry »