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State allots $1.6M in grants for development of Fresh Kills, High Rock Park

Staten Island has received $1.6 million in state grant money for revitalization and development projects at the former Fresh Kills landfill and High Rock Park. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Vision Unveiled For “Mosaic Of Habitats” In The New York/New Jersey Estuary

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…)

December 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

Cedar Grove beach bungalows to give way to public park

In what is likely a death blow to the private Cedar Grove Beach Club, the city Parks Department said yesterday it plans to remake a large, privately leased stretch of New Dorp Beach and open it to the public. (more…)

December 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Fish And The City

At 6:30 a.m. on a late November day, Captain Frank Crescitelli, owner of Fin Chaser Charters, navigates his 32-foot Regulator through the harbor of New York City. (more…)

November 24, 2009 at 3:19 am Leave a comment

Monster blackfish caught in New York Harbor

To the ever-growing list of big fish that will be hard to top, local anglers can add the monster blackfish caught by Yakov Elkin of Brooklyn. While fishing in about 35 feet of water near the West Bank Lighthouse of New York Harbor on Nov. 11, Elkin wrestled aboard a 20.65-pound bulldog that, if certified, should rank as a state record for the species. (more…)

November 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

Muck lurks in NASCAR sale

Buyer shelling out $80M reportedly plans to build up vast tract with harbor dredge (more…)

November 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

ISC may sell Staten Island land

An $80 million deal with KB Marine Holdings LLC could finally extricate International Speedway Corp. from its ill-fated plan to build a racetrack on Staten Island, while giving the company cash it can spend on a proposed Kansas City, Kan., casino project. (more…)

November 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

West Brighton company to dispose of dredged materials

 The Empire State Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently agreed to provide $3,895,500 of Bi-State Dredging Funds to the Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Company, which will allow it to dispose of approximately 106,000 cubic yards of dredged materials, Rep. Michael E. McMahon announced. (more…)

November 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

Mobbed Up Dockworkers

The New York Shipping Association is trying to regain control of port labor in a move critics claim would open workers to the same kind of mob exploitation that inspired the film “On the Waterfront.” (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

Construction can move forward at former Spanish Camp

City OKs construction on all land except for that owned by builder who started process (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Faber’s 425 acres of blue (pool) and green (park)

A bucolic oasis exists amid Richmond Terrace’s industrialized waterfront: The Faber Park and Pool. (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

RH Tugs: Hillary ate here; Madonna sang here

 Just down the road from the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Livingston is the only full-service restaurant on Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront: R.H. Tugs. (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Shipping to be part of Howland Hook waterfront for next half-century

The Port Authority has signed a 35-year lease extension with the city for the 202-acre Howland Hook Marine Terminal in Mariners Harbor. The agency also extended its lease for the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal by 20 years, with the option of further lengthening it to 2058. (more…)

October 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

From Bones of Immigrants, Stories of Pain

A few weeks ago, a hearse left Tom Amorosi’s brownstone in Park Slope with the remains of 36 people who died in the 1840s and 1850s. (more…)

October 15, 2009 at 12:23 am Leave a comment

Bayonne Bridge Lift

There’s no debate that the Bayonne Bridge is too low for the increasingly larger ships entering the Port of New York and New Jersey. (more…)

September 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

City to announce that 800 rental units will be built at Stapleton home port

A New Jersey company that developed the swank W Hotel and residences on the Hudson, the Trump Plaza in Jersey City and amenity-packed apartments on River Street in Hoboken, is in contract to buy part of the Stapleton homeport from the city to build 800 rental units there. (more…)

September 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

Ferry big risk for SI riders

There could be rough waters ahead for Staten Island Ferry riders. (more…)

September 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm 1 comment

A private oasis on public property

 Out of view of nearby shopping centers and car-clogged Hylan Boulevard, 41 families are spending another idyllic summer in waterfront bungalows with overflowing flower pots, nautical accents and American flags at Cedar Grove Beach in New Dorp. (more…)

September 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Harbor Day festival plans set

Dutch treats of many varieties — tulips, windmills and beer — will sweeten a late-summer Sunday at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. (more…)

September 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

Tugboat Workers Strike

For the first time in nearly two decades, tugboat workers are going on strike. (more…)

September 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

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