Archive for May, 2008

City floats new idea: a water map to paddle by

It’s warm and sunny, but I’m told not to get too comfortable. The water around the Bayside Marina in Queens is 47 degrees – so a slim chance of hypothermia still exists, should I capsize my kayak and abandon myself to the mercy of the depths. (more…)

May 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

IKEA Brooklyn’s esplanade in red hook

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced the 6.5-acre waterfront esplanade it has built along the Erie Basin in Red Hook will open to the public when IKEA Brooklyn opens on June 18, 2008.  (more…)

May 28, 2008 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

boater safety

This is the weekend that boat lovers get their craft into the waters off Long Island.

That’s why state park officials, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday kicked off National Safe Boating Week (more…)

May 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

Federal boater permits could cost hundreds of dollars

A federal regulation aimed at reducing pollution caused by discharge from commercial ships could force recreational boaters to buy costly permits this fall, said Sen. Charles Schumer, who is supporting legislation to reverse the rule. (more…)

May 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm Leave a comment


IT was a normal day for the Manhattan Cup – good fishing, a great party and terrible weather.

It was a steady, cold rain and with northeast winds, the conditions were not comfortable to say the least, but this is one of those great tourneys that even Mother Nature can not dampen. (more…)

May 27, 2008 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

On Shore, a Week to Release Stress but Also a Chance to Address It

For many service members, Fleet Week is a fun time to get some shore leave, explore New York and have a few — maybe free — drinks. (more…)

May 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm Leave a comment

Investigators find gaps in port security program

Department of Homeland Security program to strengthen port security has gaps that terrorists could exploit to smuggle weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, congressional investigators have found. (more…)

May 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

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