Archive for September, 2007

Sheepshead anglers in it for the big haul

Lately there’s been more excitement than usual at Sheepshead Bay. Last Saturday, the new super-sized catamaran party boat the Golden Sunshine set out from Pier 2 on her maiden voyage bottom fishing. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

A landmark development

Plans to build much-needed housing, including apartments for low- and middle-income New Yorkers, on the Domino Sugar site in Brooklyn have gotten a major boost from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. How sweet it is. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

The Big Spill

The Exxon Valdez disaster is certainly the most notorious oil spill in the United States — a single, terrible accident that poured 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound 1989, causing grievous damage to Alaska’s waters and beyond. But it is not the largest. In terms of volume it cannot match the steady seepage of oil into Newtown Creek, the polluted waterway that separates Brooklyn from Queens. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Reviving a Seaside Resort

FOR decades, this small city of 32,000 was one of the mysteries of the Jersey Shore. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Irish Toast a Summer Paradise Lost in the Rockaways

On Sunday, a little more than 200 people gathered in the Knights of Columbus hall on Beach 90th Street in the Rockaways to dance, have a drink and travel back in time to Irish Town, a cluster of bars and bungalows that served as a summer refuge for Irish New Yorkers until it was razed 50 years ago to make way for high-rise apartments. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Landmark Status Is Approved for Domino Refinery in Brooklyn

Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

The Domino sign and the building it is on are not landmarks, but a spokesman said the developer was trying to save the sign.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously yesterday to designate the 1884 refinery of the Domino Sugar plant a landmark, making permanent a monument to the days when industrial and manufacturing giants lined the Brooklyn waterfront. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Fouled Creek’s Improvement Inspires a Site for Respite

Just past where the walkway passed over the chlorine contact tanks, the nature trail turned a corner. On the left was an asphalt plant — rusting backhoes, gray metal hoppers, piles of sand and brick. On the right was a concrete wall 10 feet high. Dead ahead were the still green waters of Newtown Creek. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

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