Archive for January, 2008

Taking a dive to protect the East River promenade

Last week, as dive flags snapped in the breeze, W. Stuart Lewis, an engineer diver with Ocean and Coastal Consultants, above right, was submerging south of the Department of Sanitation pier on the Lower East Side to examine the supports for the East River promenade’s platform. (more…)


January 27, 2008 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

Pier pressure builds as decision day nears

As anticipation continued to ratchet up for a critical vote later this month on Pier 40’s future, more than 80 community members and Hudson River Park users packed Our Lady of Pompei Church’s basement last Wednesday night to hear more about a late-entry, community-based proposal for the pier that has been fast gaining support. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

Ferry bad news: Another line runs aground

Just one month after the shutdown of winter service between north Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York Water Taxi said it will suspend winter service from the 58th Street Pier in Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

The area along and around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

NY’s 16 – Mile Car Tunnel Would Be Longest

It would be the world’s longest highway tunnel, running more than 16 miles under the west end of Long Island Sound. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

Long Island Sound Proposal Awaits Crucial Ruling

FEDERAL approval for the liquefied natural gas plant that Broadwater Energy has proposed for Long Island Sound got closer this month when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff concluded that the project, with 86 recommended changes, would have limited environmental impact. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

General Electric revises Hudson dredging plan

General Electric plans to dredge about one-third less of the PCB-tainted soil in the Hudson River than previously planned, according to a decision announced at a citizens’ advisory group meeting Thursday. (more…)

January 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

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