Archive for July, 2008

Grants Available for Projects that Commemorate NY’s 400th Anniversary

The state is now accepting applications through Sept. 3, 2008, for Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial (HFCQ) grant projects. (more…)


July 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Drowning Points Up Need For Lifeguards

The heat wave mercifully ended last week after six consecutive days of more than 90-degree weather. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Answers About New York City’s Waterfront

Roland Lewis, the president and chief executive of the Waterfront Alliance, will be answering City Room readers’ questions this week about land use, environmental concerns and preservation of New York and New Jersey’s waterways and harbors. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

Have Camera, Will Trespass, on Brooklyn’s Waterfront

Nathan Kensinger generally does not ask for permission when he photographs the decaying remnants of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Microbes in filthy Gowanus Canal may hold breakthrough vs. AIDS, heart woes

The murky waters of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal have caused the demise of a baby whale dubbed Sludgie, stunk up an entire neighborhood and even once caught on fire. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Lack of beach sand buildup sparks flooding concerns

The failure of some of Long Island’s ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

N.Y. Harbor offers classic sailboat rides

If you don’t have a boat, or if you would like a change of pace by letting another skipper do the driving, consider a classic sailboat ride on New York Harbor. (more…)

July 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

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