Tag Archives: Waterfront

Glimpse: NYC Harbor

“Glimpse” is a new PYC series for on-the-go readers interested in concise, image-laden posts… Water is NYC’s 6th borough. Our water defines our social, economic, political, environmental, and physical infrastructures. Think about it: NYC would definitely not be NYC without our islands of density and diversity, interconnected by world famous structures, and interconnected to the world by […]

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On Love: Socrates Sculpture Park

Because of the well-documented, highly complex relationship between the world and humankind’s sensation and perception of it, I am of the opinion that even relatively simple messages are often exceptionally hard to convey. As such, any tool used for the communicative purposes of conveying such a feeling or message, should, if deployed successfully, subtly suggest […]

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EVENT: 7/20/2013 City of Water Day

What: The City of Water Day When: Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Governors Island (NYC), Liberty State Park in NJ, and in local neighborhoods For Whom: Boat lovers, children and other water-loving humans. Price: FREE From the website:  MWA’s City of Water Day Festival is a free day-long celebration […]

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Madrid Shows a Grand Vision by Reclaiming Its River Front

Oftentimes, massive transportation projects like bridges and highways can do more harm to a city than good. While they may bring efficiencies in the movement of people and resources, they can also end up marring a city permanently, dividing neighborhoods and bringing few quality of life improvements for residents. In contrast, some projects, like New York […]

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BAT Opens Her Wings

Rising like a concrete castle at the southern end of Sunset Park, the Brooklyn Army Terminal gives new meaning to the term “military-industrial complex”. A 97-acre living monument to Brooklyn’s military past, it has recently gotten some good press as a symbol of what manufacturing can look like in New York today. Last weekend it was […]

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River Envy

On a recent trip to Munich, I suffered from a severe case of river envy. It was fairly hot weather for a Friday in July and my friends that I was visiting decided to play hooky from work. Taking a leisurely bike ride from the center of the city south along the Isar river, a […]

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The Rehabilitation of Prall’s Island

Prall’s Island (left) from Saw Mill Creek. Factory in background is on the New Jersey side of the Kill Van Kull. The West Shore of Staten Island seems a world away from the New York City most of us inhabit every day. Factories, power lines, and tug boats are the only vertical relief from the […]

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