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November 09, 2006 — Three years later, the crash that killed 11 people remains a continuing and costly drama for those involved, including City Hall.
September 27, 2006 — Pat Arnow updates the progress – or inaction, or reversals – in several waterfront projects, including Hudson River Park, East River Park, Belt Parkway Bath… and why the Statue of Liberty can still gaze lovingly at the statue of Minerva in Green-Wood Cemetery.
August 25, 2006 — Barges, once ubiquitous on the waterfront, are poised for a comeback – moving garbage, and moving containers.
July 14, 2006 — Even though New York City is a city of islands and rivers, remarkably few people drown here every year.
June 15, 2006 — Though they are little-known, hard to find, often harder to get to, there are at least a dozen “natural sand beaches” in New York City
May 11, 2006 — People fighting for the character of Brooklyn's waterfront see a tragedy -- and suspect a crime -- in the spectacular fire that engulfed 15 abandoned industrial buildings on Greenpoint's waterfront.
April 18, 2006 — Will the Army Corps of Engineers clean up as they deepen channels?
March 13, 2006 — Whether or not the fracas over port security will continue now that the Dubai deal itself has fallen through, it has brought back attention to a once-great New York Harbor where security is only one of several issues threatening the future.
February 27, 2006 — Pat Arnow details the plans, and dreams, for the old Fulton Fish Market – A center for art? A big mall? A new ritzy neighborhood? – and how to turn it from a question mark to an exclamation point.
January 04, 2006 — Three old industrial buildings along the East River – the Austin, Nichols Warehouse; the Domino Sugar Plant; and the Con Ed Power Plant – are pitting preservationists against developers.
December 07, 2005 — After many decades, there is finally a plan to clean up the deadly PCBs from the Hudson River -- a plan that many worry is inadequate.
November 04, 2005 — Have New York’s waterways become clean enough to swim in again? Well, as Pat Arnow explains, there is that matter of the 1.9 billion gallons per day from wastewater treatment plants.
October 05, 2005 — Access to the East River from the Lower East Side, shut down for more than four years, is slated to return. “It will take two more years and a whopping $69 million,” Pat Arnow writes, “but the heavy equipment is already there, working away.”
September 01, 2005 — Carter Craft suggests three approaches that the next mayor could take to improve the waterfront.
July 18, 2005 — New Yorkers may long have forgotten that they lived in what Walt Whitman called "City of the Sea! City of wharves and stores," but there is renewed activity, revived interest, and burgeoning conflicts over the city's waterfront.
April 29, 2005 — Kimberly Miller of the Municipal Art Society explains why the city’s current rezoning plan for the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront -- which the City Council is about to vote on -- “might seem like a great deal.” But, she says, there is a better way.
March 23, 2005 — The rezoning of much of the waterfront of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, writes Carter Craft, “represents everything that’s right and everything that’s wrong about land use planning for waterfronts in New York City.”
December 08, 2004 — "At the same time that both city and state are pulling out all the stops to redevelop the West Side, attract the 2012 Olympics, and expand the convention center," Carter Craft writes,"it is unfathomable to think that more than a billion dollars in public money is to be spent to redevelop 11 blocks along the Hudson River with no real plan to improve the waterfront."
March 30, 2004 — Carter Craft details federal legislation that could dramatically improve the Port of New York - if our Congressional delegation shows leadership.
February 27, 2004 — A new film series about the NYC waterfront might remind us that current struggles are not at all new ones.
January 23, 2004 — Carter Craft suggests eight ways to improve the waterfront.
December 29, 2003 — Thirty years after a dump truck crashing through a riverside elevated highway helped create the community movement to reclaim the waterfront, Carter Craft details the lessons learned in creating Hudson River Park.
November 26, 2003 — With 1,000 newly hired longshoremen, and new interest in building a cross-harbor freight tunnel. the "Great Port" of New York and New Jersey, says Carter Craft, is not just a background in nostalgic old movies.
October 20, 2003 — “The crash of the Staten Island Ferry Andrew Barberi that killed ten people,” Carter Craft writes, “should serve as a warning to New Yorkers that this icon of New York City travel and tourism is in desperate need of attention, and innovation.”
September 30, 2003 — Staten Island has all the problems facing the rest of the city, from traffic congestion to uncoordinated growth, but, Carter Craft writes, nestled in this borough bounded by bays and kills are a few model solutions as well.
August 21, 2003 — For three centuries, the heart of the city was the "bountiful triangle of water" bounded by Brooklyn, Governors Island, and Manhattan, writes Carter Craft, who asks whether we will take the opportunity to bring that triangle to prominence once again.
July 21, 2003 — The Waterfront. The Manhattan waterfront greenway opens very soon, a nearly continuous waterfront esplanade that is a cause for momentary cheer but, Carter Craft argues, far less than what is needed to harness the potential of the city’s waterfront.
June 24, 2003 — Carter Craft looks at the mayor's plan to rezone the waterfronts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint to make them largely residential and commercial.
May 23, 2003 — The New York harbor stands to lose tens of millions of dollars in federal transportation funds because of bickering among various harbor interests.
April 30, 2003 — The Waterfront. Carter Craft looks at the perils and promise of Hunts Point and Port Morris in the Bronx, which have the distinction of being the waterfront neighborhoods with the least amount of waterfront access in the city.
And learn about the neighborhood, or tell us what you know about the neighborhood, in the Hunts Point Community Gazette.
March 27, 2003 — The Army Corps of Engineers wants to bring sand to a beach in Brooklyn - doing work that, critics say, would fix problems that the corps caused in the first place. Peter Fleischer attended a public meeting where the corps presented its new proposal.
February 25, 2003 — Carter Craft looks at the proposal to stick an Ikea on the waterfront in a rapidly-changing Red Hook, only the latest Big Box store on the city's waterfront.
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