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…)

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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

State allots $1.6M in grants for development of Fresh Kills, High Rock Park

Staten Island has received $1.6 million in state grant money for revitalization and development projects at the former Fresh Kills landfill and High Rock Park. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Missing bolts, faulty planks mar new Coney Island Boardwalk

New boardwalk, same as the old Boardwalk.

Newly rebuilt chunks of the famed Coney Island Boardwalk are already starting to fall apart, advocates said. (more…)

January 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

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