Archive for July, 2008

Evan Schlossberg wins his second Coney Island sand castle contest

Sand sculptor Evan Schlossberg tidies up his winning Aztec snake on Saturday on the beach at Coney Island. (more…)

July 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

City Has Forgotten About Areas Of Rockaway Beach

Concerned residents in the Rockaways say they’re struggling through yet another summer on a beach that they believe the city has forgotten (more…)

July 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Lenape Indians, The Original Philadelphians

The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the first known settlers of the area that is Philadelphia. (more…)

July 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Letters: Remember South Street

To the Editor: I was very disappointed that your article “Where River Views Are From the River” (July 13) failed to mention the historic vessels of the South Street Seaport Museum (more…)

July 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

New York City beaches are back

In the sultry New York summer of 1988, Rick Astley and INXS ruled the airwaves, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was the hit movie, and New York City beaches were awash in filth. (more…)

July 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

After Pier 57 R.F.P. sinks, another one is floated

Pier 57, the former city bus depot on the Chelsea waterfront that served as a holding pen for protesters arrested in the summer of 2004 during the Republican National Convention, is up for grabs again. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Pier 40 plan sails smoothly for most part at committee

Community Board 2’s Waterfront Committee last week got a floor-by-floor look at preliminary plans for the redevelopment of the 15-acre Pier 40 as “The People’s Pier.” (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Finding the voice of the Battery Maritime

For more than three decades, David Byrne has defied categorization. While he is perhaps still best known as the co-founder and principal songwriter of the legendary rock band Talking Heads (1976-1988), they were just the beginning of his legacy. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Rain, bacteria fears close 2 dozen LI beaches

Long Island officials have now closed more than two dozen local beaches over concerns that storm water runoff could spike high levels of bacteria. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

Coney does Disney?

The state of Coney Island is not strong, one of its most vocal boosters said this week. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Group says water is cleaner in NY’s Hudson River

Is it safe to swim in the Hudson River and other waters around New York City? (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm Leave a comment

Saving whales from deadly ship collisions

 Drive past a car accident, everybody slows down to look. Tell a toddler, “Don’t touch that,” and of course he or she does. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

TriBeCa Gets a Waterfront Park

Just when few things seem as precious as catching a cool riverfront breeze, there is a whole new stretch of riverfront where New Yorkers can catch one. (more…)

July 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

How I Swam, Biked & Ran Through Manhattan

Encased in rubber and with two smiley faces inked on my hands, I jumped into the Hudson River just after dawn yesterday. (more…)

July 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment


In a remarkable display of bipartisan support for recreational boating, both the House and Senate today passed S. 2766, “The Clean Boating Act of 2008″ (more…)

July 23, 2008 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Wave Hill To Get Grant for Hudson Anniversary

In an early gift to history enthusiasts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that it will fund next fall’s celebration of Henry Hudson’s historic exploration of the Hudson River. (more…)

July 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

Analysis of Hudson River fish shows strong drop in mercury

Jeffrey S. Levinton, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and the senior author of the study done with Sharon T. Pochron, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, found that mercury in common Hudson River fish including striped bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and carp, has declined strongly over the past three decades. (more…)

July 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

On the waterfront, a new Carteret

Amid the contaminated former industrial sites along Carteret’s waterfront, a 17-acre park complete with fishing pier, gazebo and playground stands as an inviting symbol of the potential borough officials see for the banks of the Arthur Kill waterway. (more…)

July 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

With cooperation, Coney Island can be a year-round playground

Coney Island is referred to as “America’s Playground,” and if you go there on a summer afternoon, that name fits. But during the winter, when temperatures drop and the sun sets early, it doesn’t look the same. (more…)

July 22, 2008 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

A Painfully Early Arrival for a Summer Nuisance


Rob Bennett for The New York Times

At lower right, a jellyfish at the 79th Street Boat Basin on Monday, a day after triathlon swimmers encountered swarms of them. (more…)

July 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

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