Archive for October, 2009

Charting a new course

ABOARD THE JOHN J. HARVEY IN NEW YORK HARBOR – Up on deck, a group of inner-city kids – most have never before been on the Hudson River – squeal in delight, getting drenched by water. (more…)

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October 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

A Battery Park Bargain

AS two of the officials who helped carry out Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s 1967 mandate to build a Lower Manhattan community on landfill in the Hudson River, and considering the unquestionable success of what he proposed evident in today’s vibrant Battery Park City, (more…)

October 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Future Dangers for a Maritime City

From its description Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, a six-month research program being inaugurated early next month at the Museum of Modern Art, sounds like the kind of dry, somnolent workshop someone would dream up for a convention of civil engineers. Conceived to address the potential effects of rising water levels and apocalyptic storms on the city, the program is modeled on the principles of “soft infrastructure,” which proposes flexible ecological systems as an alternative to “hard” solutions like concrete dams and storm barriers. (more…)

October 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Historic ship in Oyster Bay sold to Boston group

After deteriorating for more than six years at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, the historic Nantucket Lightship has been sold for $1 by the National Lighthouse Museum to a new nonprofit group in Boston that plans to move it there next month and restore it as a museum. (more…)

October 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Ilya the Manatee Still Missing Off of New Jersey

Ilya the manatee, who traveled to Cape Cod this summer via New York Harbor, finally turned up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Friday — several hundred miles north of where he should be this time of year. (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

Fish Regs Fight Goes Federal

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the U.S. Department of Commerce and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Monday to set up a free, permanent registration process for Long Island’s saltwater anglers so they only have to register once in their lifetime. (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Mobbed Up Dockworkers

The New York Shipping Association is trying to regain control of port labor in a move critics claim would open workers to the same kind of mob exploitation that inspired the film “On the Waterfront.” (more…)

October 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

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