Posts Tagged ‘East River’

With Subway Stuck, Sandy Was Boon For Ferries

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

The East River Ferry (via nycedc.tumblr.com) By Aaron Short The closure of the flooded subway system frustrated commuters earlier this month but it was a godsend for the East River Ferry. Over 7,400 commuters crowded into the boats on Nov. 1, a number more than double the average ridership for the season. The weekend saw heavy ridership numbers as well, with [&hellip
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Is Memorial Sloan-Kettering a Good Neighbor?

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

4182 CB8 QUESTIONS THE CANCER TREATMENT CENTER’S WILLINGNESS TO HEAR PUBLIC OPINION ON NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT By Paul Bisceglio Memorial Sloan-Kettering counsel Shelly Friedman frustrated the Upper East Side’s Community Board 8 at its full-board meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 14, by refusing to hold a second public hearing on the environmental impact of the recently announced [&hellip
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Editorial: The Mayor Must Now Call Off His Stinky Garbage Plan

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

trash Climate change now threatens an ill-conceived garbage dump  Like the rest of New York, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn have now become acutely aware that there is a new normal: climate change, extreme weather events and crumbling infrastructure must inform every public policy decision made about our city. We must now revisit the [&hellip
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Locals Saying Hurricane Sandy Shows 91st Street Dump Not Safe

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Opponents of the recently approved East 91st Street Waste Transfer Station have a new weapon in their ongoing battle against the 10-story, $240 million project: Hurricane Sandy. The flooding that surged from the East River all the way to Second Avenue between 91st and 96th streets during the Oct. 29 storm, they argue, provides tangible [&hellip
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Upper East Siders in Zone C Face Flooding

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

By Meredith Rosenberg Homes in Zone A weren’t the only places affected by flooding at the height of Hurricane Sandy. An Upper East Side apartment building in Zone C also flooded Monday night. In the aftermath, residents of 555 East 78th Street were evacuating after about five feet of floodwater surged into the building around [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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Eastern Thought and a Better Waterfront Along the East River

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

josh Still far from a continuous bikeway and walkway along the East River “You’re better off on the West Side.” The man in the bike shop wasn’t telling me anything I didn’t already know, but since it had been a few years since I had ventured over to Manhattan’s East Side to ride what purports to [&hellip
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Raging by the River: Knife Party Brings Dubstep to the Beach

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Hundreds of ravers flocked to the Financial Discrict’s South Street Seaport on Sunday June 3rd in anticipation of an outdoor rave chaperoned by the Australian electro-dubstep duo Knife Party. Throughout the day, the distant sound of pounding techno beats and faint smell of sweat meddled with the boardwalk’s usually calm and touristic atmosphere. Along with [&hellip
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Ambition on the Esplanade: Exhibit Showcases Designs for Waterfront Development

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Uncategorized

Elaborate designs for East Side Esplanade now on display in museum exhibit By Rebecca Harris The shabby state of Manhattan’s East River esplanade, crumbling in age and plagued by awkwardly configured spaces, minimal amenities and deterioration due to a general lack of upkeep, has been a source of displeasure among East Siders for years. City [&hellip
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