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Posts Tagged ‘Public Waterfront’

Cedar Grove beach bungalows to give way to public park

In Go Coastal, Public Waterfront, Staten Island on December 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

In what is likely a death blow to the private Cedar Grove Beach Club, the city Parks Department said yesterday it plans to remake a large, privately leased stretch of New Dorp Beach and open it to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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 »

New group’s not in the swing of the park plan

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on September 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm

A group of Battery Park City residents is making a last-ditch effort to save a shady, wooden playground from demolition. Read the rest of this entry »

The Gowanus is "Sponge" worthy!

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on June 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm

The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money. Read the rest of this entry »

Dutch replica ship heading to NYC for river event

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on June 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm

 A replica of the first Dutch ship built in America is headed to New York City Read the rest of this entry »

The Good Life?

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens on October 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm

A survey of leisure activities on the New York waterfront leaves a lot to be desired—in particular, something to drink. Read the rest of this entry »

Pier 40 plan sinks again; Trust seeks longer lease

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm

For the second time in five years, the Hudson River Park Trust’s efforts to find a private developer to renovate and operate Pier 40 have gone down to a watery grave. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Waterfront: Brooklyn Bridge Park

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal on March 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

No one should fear that Brooklyn Bridge Park will be an empty place. The public desire to be on this extraordinary waterfront is overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »

Port Authority Sets Its Sights on Robust List of Projects

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 at 3:46 am

For decades, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was a bastion of patronage and a hulking bureaucracy living on its past success in building much of the region’s transportation network. Read the rest of this entry »