Posts tagged ‘Working Waterfront’

Developer face lawsuit charging they reneged on contract to buy land along Gowanus Canal

Developer Toll Brothers has been hit with a multimillion- dollar lawsuit charging it reneged on a contract to buy land along the polluted Gowanus Canal after the feds moved to make the waterway a Superfund site. (more…)

January 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

New bids sought for Brooklyn warehouse

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)  issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the disposition and development of a vacant 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse building, known as Federal Building #2, in the vibrant industrial waterfront area of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (more…)

December 30, 2009 at 6:21 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

Before They’re Gone Pamela Talese Captures Industrial Relics From Another Era

For Pamela Talese, painting the corroding landscapes of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront is a race to capture what’s left before it’s gone. (more…)

October 15, 2009 at 12:38 am Leave a comment

Boaters Can Help Save Their Own “Working Waterfront”

Working waterfronts are a dying breed. With developer’s eyes on waterfront parcels, water-dependent businesses like marinas, boat yards, commercial fishing operations, boat builders, and charter boat fleets are getting pushed out from the only place they can do business. A bill now in Congress would provide federal funding to coastal and Great Lakes states to help preserve and protect working waterfronts. (more…)

October 7, 2009 at 9:12 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

Staten Island: 1 borough, 4 distinct shorelines

A view of Staten Island from the sea presents a borough that is unmanicured at the edges; a borough that was organized around church spires, now empty factories and the green balloons of inland trees; a borough that no longer functions, much, as an island. (more…)

May 1, 2009 at 11:14 pm Leave a comment

Now Growing in Brooklyn, a Waterfront Pile of Salt

The mound of salt in the Red Hook Marine Terminal soars over the waterfront, as white and dry as the sands of Coney Island and as tall as the four-story brick tenements across the street. (more…)

April 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Oil Tanker Turned Cultural Venue Celebrates 70th Birthday

Oddly enough, it’s easy to forget that New York City is a series of islands with the third largest commercial port in the nation. The city has so many other competing identities. Wall Street, Broadway, baseball teams and fashion shows seem to rule the imagination when we think about the Big Apple – a decidedly non-nautical nickname. (more…)

December 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

For Reinvention, Red Hook Follows Its Roots

The Red Hook piers, one of the last working waterfronts in New York, have seemed destined for the kind of high-gloss gentrification that was enveloping much of the city. (more…)

November 23, 2008 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

As Bush Terminal Reinvents Itself, Firm’s Lease Is Renewed

A plastic bag recycling company’s application to keep its space in a city-owned Bush Terminal space is being recycled itself with Community Board Seven’s community vote of approval, while the board’s ambitious waterfront revitalization plan is now under city review. (more…)

June 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Working Harbor Day – 18 May 2008

Working Harbor Day is coming up on Sunday 18 May from 10 AM to 6 PM at the South Street Seaport Museum’s Pier 16. (more…)

May 13, 2008 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment


Increasingly, recreational boat marinas and launch ramps, repair yards, commercial fish docks, bait shops and other water-dependent businesses are being pushed off the waterfront as a result of residential development pressures, skyrocketing tax burdens and shortsighted planning. But a bill now in Congress, H.R. 3223, would provide federal funding to coastal and Great Lakes states to help preserve and expand water access and protect working waterfronts. (more…)

December 16, 2007 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

City Living: Columbia St. Waterfront, Brooklyn

The Dutch dubbed it Red Mills, old timers call it Red Hook, real estate brokers describe it as “Carroll Gardens West,” and newcomers have given it the clunky designation, “Columbia Street Waterfront District.” Whatever you call it, this little (literal) slice of South Brooklyn can’t quite be thrown in with its neighbors to the south or east. (more…)

December 11, 2007 at 3:57 am Leave a comment

New York Harbor Light Tower Damaged by Tanker

Somehow, a tanker managed to strike the Ambrose Light navigation aid early Sunday morning. The Ambrose Light is a 76-foot structure that sits 12 miles southeast of Staten Island and, according to the Coast Guard, “watches over the main shipping lanes to New York Harbor.” (more…)

November 8, 2007 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

Bayonne authority voids Port Authority deal for waterfront land

The board of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority voted in the past week to void a deal with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to purchase waterfront property for a “roll-on/roll-off” car port. (more…)

November 8, 2007 at 3:57 am Leave a comment

Port Authority Sets Its Sights on Robust List of Projects

For decades, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was a bastion of patronage and a hulking bureaucracy living on its past success in building much of the region’s transportation network. (more…)

November 8, 2007 at 3:46 am Leave a comment

Brooklyn To Get Historical Center

 Mayor Bloomberg and the speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, are expected to announce today the creation of a historical center on Flushing Avenue in the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will focus on the history of the navy yard and Northern Brooklyn. (more…)

November 8, 2007 at 1:02 am Leave a comment

The Halloween Treaty: Law of the Seas

Today, the Senate will consider a Halloween treat, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. More than 150 nations have joined the convention, which was signed by President Clinton in 1994, although the Senate has yet to ratify it. Although President Bush and his administration urge ratification, the Senate would do well to reflect before accepting treats — or treaties — from the United Nations. (more…)

November 2, 2007 at 12:48 am Leave a comment

In Shift, City Is Promoting Expansion of Maritime Industry


The Bloomberg administration is showing a new interest in promoting industry on the waterfront, (more…)

November 2, 2007 at 12:38 am Leave a comment

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