Archive for December, 2007

Coney Island waits for the word

Expect some real amusements come January 7 and 8 when the Coney Island Development Corporation holds three public information sessions on the city’s proposed Coney Island rezoning framework. (more…)

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December 22, 2007 at 2:39 am Leave a comment

DUMBO gets historic

DUMBO became Brooklyn’s 19th historic district on Tuesday (more…)

December 22, 2007 at 2:37 am Leave a comment

America’s Cup Experience Reaches Public Domain

If the America’s Cup is the Formula One of sailing, then Russell Coutts is giving enthusiasts the chance to sample being the equivalent of Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso. (more…)

December 22, 2007 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

On the Water, Away From the Tracks

STAND on the banks of the Hudson River and it is easy to envision Henry Hudson and his crew sailing its waters for the first time; the battles and gunfire of the Revolutionary War; and Thomas Cole, along with the rest of the Hudson River School painters, (more…)

December 22, 2007 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

A Landscape’s Isolation Is Turned Into a Virtue

The winning design for a 40-acre park that would unfold across the southern half of Governors Island is not the kind of grand public-works project the city once championed. But in an age when developers regularly usurp the government’s planning role, it reflects the kind of imaginative, civic-minded thinking that can restore our faith in city and state leaders. (more…)

December 22, 2007 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

‘Iconic’ Design Chosen for Governors Island

The Dutch firm West 8 has been selected from among five finalists to design the open space on Governors Island, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Spitzer announced yesterday. (more…)

December 22, 2007 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Developers Envisions ‘a Bit of Florida’ in South Brooklyn

 Stephen Jemal has been buying up small parcels on the South Brooklyn waterfront for the last decade with an eye toward building housing that echoes the beachfront properties of Florida. Now, with a large new loan in hand, he can finally start construction. (more…)

December 21, 2007 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

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