Posts filed under ‘Queens’
Despite recent reports that the old Schmitt’s Marina at West 19th Road in Broad Channel “will one day become a waterfront park,” the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the improvement of the parcel.
According to the Parks Department, “This RFEI is intended to solicit ideas for the revitalization of this currently dormant and underused asset from members of the local community, area non-profits and local entrepreneurs, experts in the fields of ecology, outdoor recreation, or sustainable development.”
While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River. (more…)
Gathering together on the shores of Long Island Sound, top federal and state environmental officials announced 33 grants to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (Sound Futures
The whipping winds of Jamaica Bay sway the chest-high grasses of Elder’s Point East, a salt marsh island full of marine life. (more…)
After making an initial recommendation to put Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, on the federal Superfund list, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials noted that it will take approximately one year of testing to determine whether the federal government will begin cleaning pollution along the creek. (more…)
Killer waves kicked up by Hurricane Bill proved to be killer fun for city surfers yesterday. (more…)
The city is closing beaches in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Friday because of fears that Hurricane Bill will pound the shores with dangerous surf. (more…)
“It’ll be a swell so big and strong it will wipe clean everything that went before it.’’ (more…)
It’s been a long time since oysters called Jamaica Bay home.
Pollution, overharvesting and other woes wiped out what was once a healthy population of the bivalves. (more…)
Powerful waves. A shifting sand bar. Deadly rip currents. The Rockaways have them all – making its waters the most treacherous in the city, experts say. (more…)
When my 19-year-old daughter and her friends are looking for something to do, they often head for the water. They walk in the park along the Hudson River, go to concerts on a pier, watch movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park or take a ferry to the beach. (more…)
Early in the 19th Century, oysters were plentiful in the cool waters of Jamaica Bay. But 200 years of over-harvesting, pollution and a hurricane have decimated the bay’s native oyster population. (more…)
In Gateway National Park at the western tip of Rockaway, a sandy peninsula that is part of Queens, a large, solitary tower overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. At first glance, it resembles the lifeguard towers on Rockaway Beach, a few miles to the east. Yet the resemblance is not exact. (more…)
Long Island City is about to get a face-lift. The city and federal governments plan to pour more than $75 million into sprucing up this section of Queens, which sits directly across the East River from Midtown Manhattan. (more…)
A collaboration between Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority to discuss the feasibility of constructing a wind farm off the coast of the Rockaways may soon have a large infusion of cash blowing its way, thanks to U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). (more…)
Finding “love” in Queens is getting harder.
The closing of Tennisport, a private club in Long Island City, on July 31 will make the already difficult task of finding court time in Queens even more tricky. (more…)
It’s one of the most polluted waterways in New York – a fetid stew of oil, sewage and sludge. But Newtown Creek is paradise for Max Mulhern. (more…)
Famous last words, but Long Island and Rockaway Beach wave riders may soon be able to peel off their “Surfing Is Not a Crime” bumper stickers. (more…)
Can Bobby Vaughn, a Californian with a shady past, turn Rockaway locals into professional surfers? (more…)