Archive for August, 2008
Images of the bright orange Staten Island ferries play a starring role during a test of morality and nerve in the Batman movie The Dark Knight. (more…)
My older brother was the model train buff. Me, I always liked the real thing. (more…)
Quick: What is curly, 3 inches tall and says neigh?
A seahorse, of course!
Marine wildlife educators at SoundWaters in the Cove were surprised to catch a seahorse in a net Wednesday. (more…)
To many, Staten Island is the borough of unrealized potential.
And along each of its shores, the waterfront has long been a symbol of the borough’s promise, its beauty and its shortcomings. (more…)
Some West Shore residents may soon wake up to find themselves living in a kind of futuristic Holland. (more…)
You can’t remember a setting sun. (more…)
Discover New York archaeology! Uncover artifacts from the river and the harbor dating from thousands of years ago to the early 1900′s and create your own artifact. (more…)
Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors have flooded Coney Island this summer to get one last fix of the freakish festival, (more…)
The Astroland amusement park, after two years of teetering on extinction, vowed to close its rides for good next week unless a new lease is signed. (more…)
A bungalow in the Rockaways. (Photo via LaurenKrohnRichman on Flickr)
The Historic Districts Council will be exploring the leisure destinations of old New York in its fall lecture series, “Out for the Day in New York: Historical Resorts and Amusements.” (more…)
As sailors have done for centuries, Dutch coins are placed under each mast of the Halfmoon, the replica of the historic ship that sailed up the Hudson River near 400 years ago. (more…)
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Tuesday announced the extension of Summer ’08 @ Pier One! (more…)
NY Waterway Tours is offering an added opportunity to enjoy the history of America’s most strategic harbor with the “Military History of New York Harbor Tour,” marketing it as the highlight of NY Waterway’s fall lineup, along with the architecture and history cruises. (more…)
The owners of 17 bungalows on a Jamaica Bay pier in the Rockaways will finally be given the chance to buy the property on which the homes sit. (more…)
When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent $320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing (more…)
The thousands of recently planted green and purple shrublike sedum lining the roof of Con Edison’s training center in Long Island City look a bit out of place in the shadow of Manhattan’s skyline. (more…)
The Historic Districts Council is planning two programs in September with a focus on Brooklyn, (more…)
Thomas Locker’s outlook on life changed when he died. After being pronounced dead from a dissecting aneurysm, a nearly always fatal affliction, he came back to life and lingered in a coma for 17 days. He eventually recovered, and has since resumed his lifelong work: painting. (more…)
‘Cities are fun!” Those words, accompanied by a picture of the real estate developer James Rouse, appeared in 1981 on the cover of Time magazine. (more…)