Archive for July, 2007

Intrepid could be used as command center

The aircraft carrier Intrepid — in the midst of an 18-month makeover — returns to its mission as a floating military museum in fall 2008. But the legendary World War II ship is also available as an emergency operations center in the event of another terrorist attack. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm Leave a comment

New ferry operator makes it official

Hornblower Yachts, as expected, signed a 10-year contract with the National Park Service Thursday to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

Municipal Art Society head stepping down

The Municipal Art Society said Thursday that its long-time president, Kent Barwick, will step down in early 2008. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:53 pm Leave a comment

NEW YORK’S SEWAGE STREAM

Twenty-seven billion gallons of water is enough to cover the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island a foot deep, sufficient to flood a 10-foot wide tunnel from Times Square to Burma, and more water than you’d use for a 20,000-year-long shower. It’s also how much untreated wastewater New York City spills into bays, creeks, rivers, canals and the harbor in a typical year. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:49 pm 3 comments

Shorter Waits for Lady Liberty Expected

The line loops past the man wearing the Lady Liberty gown, stretches around the ice cream stand, skirts a pretzel cart and passes a man playing the trumpet before snaking through metal security gates. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment

Connecticut becomes third state to ban boat discharges

Connecticut has joined Rhode Island and New Hampshire as the third state in the U.S. to ban boaters from discharging sewage in its coastal waters, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Thursday. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Sweet dreams at factory site

The paved-over waterfront stretching from the Williamsburg Bridge to Grand Street in north Brooklyn has been gated and locked since the Domino sugar factory opened its doors in 1857. (more…)

July 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm Leave a comment

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