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Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Seeking Revival, City to Buy Land in Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

After a year of ultimatums, threats and stop-and-go talks, the Bloomberg administration has agreed to pay $95.6 million to a developer for seven acres in the heart of Coney Island, Read the rest of this entry »

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NYC Buys 7 Acres of Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The city is now set to buy nearly seven acres of land at Coney Island from a Manhattan development firm, for more than $95-million. Read the rest of this entry »

Fishing for Danger

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on July 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm

This fresh fish is foul – and yet it’s ending up on dinner tables across the city. Read the rest of this entry »

New Report Outlines Dire Climate Change Projections for NYC

In Natural Waterfront, Region on June 26, 2009 at 5:10 pm

the White House released a new climate-change report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program. In short, the study found that the nation’s average annual temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 50 years, and is expected to keep rising. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoning without Planning

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on May 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

Amanda Burden, chairperson of the New York City Planning Commission, boasts that since 2002, the city has completed a record 94 rezonings, creating the most sweeping revision of land use regulations throughout the city’s five boroughs since the Zoning Resolution was rewritten in 1961. Read the rest of this entry »

A Painter’s Brush With the Bridges of New York

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on September 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

New York, a city of five boroughs spread across four land masses, would be a giant clump of Bayonnes were it not for the 2,027 bridges linking the pieces together. Read the rest of this entry »

Shark tale shuts Rockaways beach

In Get Wet, Queens on August 26, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Part of Rockaway Beach is expected to reopen today after an unconfirmed shark sighting, city officials said. Read the rest of this entry »

Why New York City's third try with tidal power is good news for the U.S.

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on August 26, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Good news. Verdant Power is set to restart its groundbreaking renewable energy project in New York’s East River. The news suggests that this and other cities are emerging as centers of green energy innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Phase of Riverside Park South Opens

In Go Coastal, Manhattan on August 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm

At a noontime ceremony on Tuesday, city officials will formally mark the completion of the fourth of seven projected phases in the construction of Riverside Park South, Read the rest of this entry »

Too Darn Hot? Hop the ‘Sea’ Train

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens on August 15, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I was at the bottom of the ocean in Brooklyn when it dawned on me why I love New York City beaches even more than those pristine, remote shores seen in vacation brochures. Read the rest of this entry »