Archive for January, 2010

EPA notes higher PCB levels in Hudson dredging

Federal environmental officials say they believe the amount of contaminated sediment that will need to be dredged from the Hudson River will be “significantly higher” than initially expected. (more…)

January 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Coney Island will be alive with new rides this summer

Zamperla USA, which operates Victorian Gardens, the popular kiddie park at Wollman Rink in Central Park, has won the bid to set up shop on a 7-acre chunk of land that includes the site of the now-shuttered Astroland. (more…)

January 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Trial by Ferry

There is nothing wrong with holding the trial of the man who has described himself as the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, in federal court in New York. But there is something wrong with spending upward of $200 million per year on security for a multiyear trial and disrupting the lives of people who have homes and jobs in Lower Manhattan, (more…)

January 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Developer face lawsuit charging they reneged on contract to buy land along Gowanus Canal

Developer Toll Brothers has been hit with a multimillion- dollar lawsuit charging it reneged on a contract to buy land along the polluted Gowanus Canal after the feds moved to make the waterway a Superfund site. (more…)

January 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Novel proposal eyes cleaner Gowanus

A Park Slope man thinks he knows how to take the stink out of the Gowanus — and he’s aiming to teach the city just how to do it. (more…)

January 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE LONGEST SEA VOYAGE IN HISTORY, BUT IT?S NOT OVER YET

On January 16, 2010, New York City artist, adventurer and sailor Reid Stowe, on his 70 ft. gaff-rigged schooner Anne, will finally have accomplished his goal of remaining at sea for 1,000 days (2 years, 7 months and 4 days) without re-supply or touching land, in the process setting or breaking 4 world records. Stowe, a NYC artist/sailor departed land on April 21, 2007 to attempt the longest sea voyage in history, 1000 days non-stop at sea. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm 1 comment

Cleanup To Begin On Site Of Stalled Brooklyn Supermarket

Brooklyn was supposed to get its first Whole Foods store back in 2008, but the site chosen was so contaminated the supermarket was never built. Now, some plans are moving forward for the location, although not exactly the one first proposed. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

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