Archive for March, 2007

Neighbors vow they will swat B’ball City

Design plans for the exterior of the new Basketball City on Pier 36 were met with mixed reviews, (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

CB1 Committee Rejects Plans for Pier 26

A task force of Community Board 1 members rejected plans by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) for a boathouse and restaurant on Tribeca’s Pier 26. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:46 am Leave a comment

CB 6 scraps greenway plan for old LIRR line

There will be no greenway through Community Board 6′s district after the board voted against doing a feasibility study on the project. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:43 am Leave a comment

Queens quests for settlers’ descendants

The search is on. Queens County wants to find descendants of the tiny band of English settlers who stood up to a colonial governor and set the stage for the young nation’s drive toward religious freedom. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:32 am Leave a comment

Ferry operator agrees to pay fine for illegal dumping

Fishers Island Ferry District has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle civil claims for violating the Rivers and Harbors Act by discharging raw sewage into the Thames River and Long Island Sound, federal authorities said Friday. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:28 am Leave a comment

VETS STICK NECK OUT. Injured swans get top-flight care

It was a serendipitous encounter when two mute swans from opposite sides of the city landed this week at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

From project to pilothouse

B’klyn man, 23, will captain Water Taxi craft (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 1:19 am Leave a comment

Cruise Lines Face More Policing of Waste Disposal

THIS summer, a new kind of passenger might make an appearance on cruise ships in Alaska: rangers whose job is to make sure the vessels are not polluting the state’s waters. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 12:45 am Leave a comment

Drone From Stevens Lab Will Patrol in the Hudson

SOMETIME in May a group of scientists and researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology here will drop an unmanned underwater vehicle into the Hudson River. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

They’ve Got Mail, but Look Who Delivered It

Clason Point -The mail arrives around 11 a.m. at Harbour Pointe at Shorehaven, a new gated development of pastel attached houses on a spit of central Bronx waterfront circled by gulls. (more…)

March 26, 2007 at 12:26 am Leave a comment

A needless dispute

In most cases when development interests collide with environmentalists’ goals, the battle lines are clearly drawn and the choice, in terms of public opinion, is clear. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment


Bird movement is up over the past two weeks, spurred on by increasing day length and rising temperatures (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 10:25 pm Leave a comment

Astroland’s last hurrah

The first 100 people to arrive for Astroland Amusement Park’s “Big Blast-off” for the 2007 season, April 1, will be treated to free rides on the world famous Cyclone roller coaster. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

8th Annual Submerge Art & Environmental Fest

Calling all artists and environmentalist—the Urban Divers are sponsoring their 8th annual Submerge Art & Environment Festival, showcasing film/video, photography and other art media produced by local and international artists, which raise awareness to the planet’s most significant and fragile environment “Water.” (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising aims to save historic 9/11 fireboat

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, almost every water line at Ground Zero was either disabled or destroyed, so the Fire Department took the unprecedented step of summoning an antique fireboat, one that the year before had been added to the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment



March 23, 2007 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

Teens getting shipshape

Eco-boat program gets a 35G boost (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

A New Home With a Loft (for Hay) and All the Amenities

For the 15 police horses assigned to Mounted Troop B in Midtown Manhattan, life just got sweeter. There is a heated, 6,500-square-foot training ring. There are ample stalls, a hay loft and a horse shower, all in a spanking-new stable with a glorious Hudson River view. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

New Stables Clear Way for Hudson River Park Expansion

A new stables for the police department’s mounted unit was dedicated today, clearing the way for expansion of the Hudson River Park that runs along the city’s west side. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

Pipe Dreams

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG deserves a lot of credit for his ambitious plans to make New York a sustainable city by 2030. (more…)

March 23, 2007 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

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