Posts tagged ‘atlantic ocean’

Frigid tradition of Coney Island Polar Bear Club takes breath away

It sounds crazy, but these guys say the best beach weather on Coney Island comes in January. (more…)

December 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

After 98 Years Underwater, a Coney Island Bell Is Back

In the early evening of May 27, 1911, an electric light fell into hot tar and exploded on the Dreamland amusement pier at Coney Island. (more…)

October 8, 2009 at 12:28 am Leave a comment

Barcelona and New York to set a sailing record between both cities

The cities of Barcelona and New York, through the Fundacio Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona (FNOB) and the New York City Sports Commission, announced today a new transoceanic sailing event to take place in April 2010, the NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record. Aimed at strengthening the sporting and cultural bonds between New York and Barcelona, this is the first transoceanic sailing race between the two cities. (more…)

October 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

just Swell! Bill’s Strength Has Surfers Psyched

“It’ll be a swell so big and strong it will wipe clean everything that went before it.’’ (more…)

August 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Rockaways’ currents can be deadly if not treated with caution

 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…)

August 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

Cleaner water off the Rockaways brings back fish, and some unwanted followers

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…)

August 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Hurricane barriers floated to keep sea out of NYC

When experts sketch out nightmare hurricane scenarios, a New York strike tends to be high on the list. (more…)

May 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

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