Archive for June, 2009

Stringer takes power away from Leichter

“Not happy” at all that an appointee of his on the Hudson River Park Trust led the state-city authority’s surprise move to seek a longer lease for Pier 40, Borough President Scott Stringer responded strongly during the past week — both with words and action. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

The dustcarts of the sea

Considering that the oceans hold more garbage than fish by now, this might be the right time to retrain our fishermen and let them hunt for litter. Several companies offer equipment to fish garbage out of rivers, lakes and harbours. They say they could build larger dustcarts for seas and oceans, too. Send the bill to the disposables industry – and let the cleanup begin. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

New York/New Jersey port launches second shipper incentive program

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) board of commissioners approved an incentive program aimed at encouraging shippers to transport cargo via new rail routes — the authority’s second intermodal incentive program of the year. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Critics of city jump on Gowanus goof

If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

The Gowanus is “Sponge” worthy!

The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Creative Time Presents New York City’s First Quadrennial on Governor’s Island

Creative Time presented its new public art quadrennial: PLOT, taking place on historic Governors Island and featuring international artists responding to the island with new, sire-responsive artworks. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

New York Fourth of July fireworks

After debuting on the Hudson River in 1958, the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration will finally venture back to its birth spot this year, briefly abandoning its East River digs. (more…)

June 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

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