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Vision Unveiled For “Mosaic Of Habitats” In The New York/New Jersey Estuary

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront, Queens, Region, Staten Island on December 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm

While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix the pipes, save the river

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Public Waterfront on November 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

There’s the Champlain Bridge and its vital link between New York’s North Country and Vermont that was allowed to rot beyond repair. There’s the realization that some 110 bridges across the state are in as bad or perhaps worse condition, and the cost of fixing or replacing them. And all the while, there have been aging sewer systems in older communities discharging untreated sewage into the Hudson River Read the rest of this entry »

Charting a new course

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

ABOARD THE JOHN J. HARVEY IN NEW YORK HARBOR – Up on deck, a group of inner-city kids – most have never before been on the Hudson River – squeal in delight, getting drenched by water. Read the rest of this entry »

Vision of a Riverfront Lined With Ferry Docks

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on October 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm

The Hudson River may no longer be the major economic and transportation artery it once was, but it is a big river — beautiful in parts — that is home to commercial boats like ferries and barges as well as pleasure craft like sailboats and jet skis. Read the rest of this entry »

20 years crossing the Hudson

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Public Waterfront on October 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

NY Waterway celebrates two decades of ferry service Read the rest of this entry »

Would condos or London Eye float on Pier 40?

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

A new ad hoc committee on Pier 40 has been formed at the Hudson River Park Trust to come up with ideas to renovate and redevelop the critical but crumbling 14-acre pier. Read the rest of this entry »

Setting Full Sail Toward the 20th Century

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on October 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

In the late 1930s the New York art dealers Albert Duveen and Norman Hirschl started turning up some intriguing paintings in upstate New York. These works depicted conventional subjects of 19th-century American painting — Hudson River landscapes and marine views of ships, harbors and naval battles — but in an entrancing, slightly demonic style unlike anything the dealers had seen before. Read the rest of this entry »

Kayaking is King, but Fishing Fades

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on September 25, 2009 at 12:58 am

Once, commerce was king on the Hudson. Now recreation rules. Over the last decade, recreational uses have increased steadily as a cleaner river continues to be rediscovered. But sport and play are not necessarily happening in predictable ways. Read the rest of this entry »

Hudson River Fair this Saturday will offer boat tour

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on September 25, 2009 at 12:56 am

Tours on a replica of Henry Hudson’s ship, a pair of singers from Netherlands, and Native American cultural demonstrations are among the items on tap for this weekend’s Hudson River Fair. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Events Commemorating New York's 400th Anniversary

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on September 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

New York’s Quadricentennial celebration continues this upcoming weekend with an exhibition in Albany and a conference in the mid-Hudson Valley, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today. Read the rest of this entry »