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  • Coney Island Ferry Service Gets Another Push By Joel Bennett | June 14, 2013

    A group calling itself, simply, the Small Business Coalition, is pushing for a regular ferry service from Lower Manhattan to Coney Island. According to the group’s founder Louis Jerome, the service could bring in an additional 3 million tourists annually, serving as a boost for local businesses. This is a new push for an old idea, though – one that has failed to gain momentum many times in the past.

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  • Rekindling The Old South Ferry Station Flame By Janna Allen | February 19, 2013

    It was all so simple. You’d walk off the Staten Island Ferry, be herded through the terminal, shuffle down a few flights of stairs and find yourself at the 1 train. More times than none, a train would be there, waiting for commuters to board. If not, you’d wait no more than five minutes for one to come screeching down the tracks.

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  • Despite Hurricane Sandy, Manhattan’s Waterfront Will Survive By Angel Jiang | November 08, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy’s effects are, without a doubt, unprecedented for a solid proportion of new buildings completed within the past decade. Likewise, the zones hit hardest by the hurricane coincide with buyers' qualifications for prime Manhattan apartments: downtown and waterfront properties. Zone A, the area that was most prone to flooding, includes waterfront apartments in Tribeca, the Financial District, Battery Park City and East Village--several highly valued neighborhoods in Manhattan. Instead of maintaining the immediate, reactionary, post-storm effect on waterfront real estate, Hurricane Sandy will determine the future of these properties at a political level, in particular, by determining how the city will rezone and rebuild infrastructure.

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  • Summertime Activities Flourish in Downtown Manhattan By Cherefawn Chang | July 10, 2012

    As temperatures begin to rise in New York City, a great way to cool down is to leave the concrete and dive into some water. No place could offer a better setting for water-based events than Lower Manhattan. With numerous options such as ferries, boat tours and cruises, the list of possible summertime activities for Lower Manhattan apartment residents is endless. On July 14, the popular City of Water Day will offer ample opportunities to participate in various water activities. Organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, 15,000 people participated in the City of Water Day last year on Governors Island. Some of this year’s events include rowing and kayaking, boat tours, and a rare opportunity to be able to experience the harbor on a paddleboard.

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  • Governors Island Getting $300 Million Facelift in 2013 By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 17, 2012

    The future looks bright for Governors Island. Late last year the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to invest $300 million into the first phase of overhauling the 172-acre island’s infrastructure and open spaces, renovations that will hopefully transform the island from an afterthought into one of New York City’s premier public parks and tourist destinations. Furthermore, if the renovations are successful, Governors Island may even become a popular Manhattan neighborhood among buyers and renters looking for new apartments.

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  • Cost of One WTC Rises to $3.8 Billion By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 02, 2012

    From the beginning, One World Trade Center was never about money. It was about rebuilding in the face of tragedy and establishing a symbol of hope and resurgence for the city and the country. Now, after a decade of political snares, construction delays, and financing issues, One World Trade Center is finally nearing completion; 90 of its 104-stories are built, and it is set to finish construction in 2013 and open to tenants in 2015. When it is finally completed, not only will Lower Manhattan and the Financial District finally be whole again, but for many the ordeal of September 11th will, at least in some way, come to a close.

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