Archive for January, 2008
- from GerritsenBeach.net: I was searching flickr today and stumbled across a Jamaica Bay bird photographer. Hes tired of all of the no wake zone offenders and put up photos of people breaking the “unenforceable” law. All of the pictures are from the Salt Marsh Hall of Shame (Set) (more…)
The Waterfront Commons Outlet Center would sit along the Staten Island waterline near the Outerbridge Crossing. (more…)
Before the city’s Sanitation Department starts building a new garbage-transfer station on the edge of New York harbor, it may have to clean up something more potentially explosive than rancid food that stayed too long on the shelf, says a state lawmaker.
Back on March 6, 1954, hundreds of tons of Korean War-vintage munitions were being loaded off the aircraft carrier USS Bennington when a sudden storm caused a barge to capsize and break loose, spilling its cargo. By the time the barge was found upside down six miles away, it was empty. (more…)
As Transportation Alternatives recently noted in an essay for Streetsblog, more than a year after the death of Eric Ng, the alphabet soup of government agencies responsible for the Hudson River Greenway, have done almost nothing to fix glaring safety problems along New York City’s most important bike route. (more…)
In what some people may think is a Don Quixote impossible quest — and perhaps even nuts — four Long Islanders are rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. (more…)
Robert Moses considered it his crown jewel.
Now two preservation groups want to ensure that Jones Beach State Park is preserved as the storied architect envisioned it — a miles-long public oceanfront with the amenities of a private resort.
Something about Coney Island still inspires the imagination. It’s a place with a history of fantastical happenings, not least of which is the ability of Astroland, the amusement park, to remain alive and open for business even after dire announcements of its buyout and imminent shutdown. (more…)
It was only a matter of time before the tide of gentrification that has transformed urban communities in this area from Harlem to Hoboken would reach the gritty, windswept Red Hook neighborhood on a spit of land in New York Harbor. (more…)
The maritime history of one of Lower Manhattan’s most celebrated buildings could soon provide the backdrop for weddings and other special events thanks to a new plan aimed at converting the Financial District space for private functions. (more…)
Fish tanks will open next month but the post office won’t be completed until spring (more…)
Staten Island high school teacher gives first person account of her barefoot and free vacations with extended family (more…)
Deep in subwayless Brooklyn, near the chirping birds and wild grassland of Jamaica Bay, lies Floyd Bennett Field, New York City’s first municipal airport. (more…)
The principal opponent of the city’s plan to revitalize Coney Island was booed down at a public meeting on Monday night, prompting city officials to cut off the blustery politician mid-speech. (more…)
Suddenly, there’s going to be a supermarket in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The developer of One Brooklyn Bridge Park, a 449-unit residential building within the 85-acre waterfront development is negotiating to get a grocery story in his building, which is at the corner of Furman and Joralemon streets and an anchor of the park plan. (more…)
The Ridgewood Reservoir could one day feature a lighted bicycle loop, an environmental learning center and “meandering meadows,” much like Central Park, a top Parks Department official said last week. (more…)
Scott Stringer is a man on a mission: To save the city from getting wiped off the map. (more…)
Talk about a kick in the aft.
Officials are dumping boatloads of cash to keep a commuter ferry service afloat. (more…)