Archive for July, 2009

Vinland Map of America no forgery

The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, (more…)

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July 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

Empire State Development Corp. to Extend Yonkers-Manhattan Commuter Ferry Service

The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development Corp.secured an additional $300,000 loan from the Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC) to extend  commuter ferry service (more…)

July 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

Archaeologists find graveyard of sunken Roman ships

A team of archaeologists using sonar technology to scan the seabed have discovered a “graveyard” of five pristine ancient Roman shipwrecks off the small Italian island of Ventotene. (more…)

July 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm Leave a comment

Raretan Bay a Superfund Site

In response to a request from the public, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the period of time open for community input on the proposal to add the Raritan Bay Slag site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). (more…)

July 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

How Mayor Bloomberg Is Killing Coney Island

For well over a century, Coney Island has been a canvas upon which amusement visionaries rendered vivid dreams in bold brushstrokes and garish colors — defining and redefining the way America entertains itself. (more…)

July 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Wind chime maker aids Hudson River cause

A gift company started by a musician inspired by a landfill has created a wind chime supporting the ecology of New York’s Hudson River, the company says. (more…)

July 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

When a Shark Is More Gum Than Bite

For those who did not catch the news last week, a huge basking shark came ashore to die at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, on Long Island, making for a sad sight, but supposedly, not a real scary one. The countless news reports about the beaching held that these types of sharks posed no danger to humans. (more…)

July 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

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