Archive for December, 2008
Dusting themselves after the big 70th birthday party for the tanker Mary Whalen, the elves at Portside New York are preparing for the fifth annual Operation Christmas Cheer. (more…)
Over the past eight years, federal support for urban parks has largely evaporated. Now parks advocates hope that a new administration with strong city connections will put urban parks back on the agenda. (more…)
New Jersey anglers who drift across Raritan Bay into New York waters will have more to worry about in 2009 than remembering that state’s summer flounder regulations.
Gov. Paterson’s proposed budget includes a $40 saltwater fishing license for non-residents. (more…)
Developer Young Woo has had his eye on Pier 57 ever since his company, Youngwoo and Associates, snapped up a property on 10th Ave. in Chelsea a block away from the pier several years ago. (more…)
Money for invasive species control, farmland protection, waterfront revitalization and a host of other environmental programs would be reduced under the $121.1 billion budget proposed by Gov. David Paterson. (more…)
Portfolio includes Harbor Place & The Gallery in Baltimore, South Street Seaport in New York City and Faneuil Hall in Boston (more…)
Most scientists are now in agreement that global warming is happening, and that, in the not too distant future, we may all have to get used to living in a world of mass species exctinctions, population explosion, resource scarcity and rising oceans. The question on many people’s lips is, how will mankind adapt to this drastically different future world? (more…)
Dubai Maritime City, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, has announced that boat owners can now avail of new services within the integrated maritime centre including boat lifts, hull cleaning, general below waterline maintenance such as anode replacement, and re-launches in less than one hour. (more…)
n the past we widely used natural fiber products including jute, bamboo, cane, wood, leaves and clay, paper to make the goods we needed. But now we are using artificial fiber made products like polythene bags and plastic products on a larger scale. (more…)
MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain.
The work, reported in the January print issue of American Naturalist, may lead to better predictions of marine microbes’ global-scale influence on climate. (more…)
New York Governor David Paterson Saturday signed legislation to increase the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags from large stores and retail or grocery chain stores across the state. (more…)
Canadian shipowners are warning that new ship ballast regulations crafted with little notice by New York state could cripple the St. Lawrence Seaway and commercial shipping on the Great Lakes. (more…)
It’s all set.
River Day, the big flotilla of pleasure craft and historic vessels including the Mystic Seaport’s Whaler, will sail up the Hudson River starting June 6 for several days next year as the premier river event for the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain quadricentennial. (more…)
After years of delays, legal battles and false starts, park builders say they will start building permanent recreational space on Pier 1, which is just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, work that officials say will be completed by the end of 2009. (more…)
So much for that bourbon chocolate chip float. Community Board 2 voted unanimously last week to oppose a liquor license for the popular ice cream shop at the Fulton Ferry Landing — but the owner of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory says he’ll keep up his fight for the right to party a la mode. (more…)
A plan to bring much-desired ferry service to the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge appears to have run aground — in Sunset Park. (more…)
MAJORA CARTER, one of the city’s best-known advocates for environmental justice, was sitting on a picnic table in Barretto Point Park in the South Bronx under the intense lights of an NBC film crew. (more…)
Neither rain, sleet nor snow has discouraged some of our dedicated party boat captains and diehard anglers from seeking their quarry. Currently, that is blackfish, ling, schoolie bass and cod. Only winds seem to prevent these boats from leaving safe harbor (check ahead). (more…)