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Articles about "The East River"

  • #TBT: Yorkville of Yore By Serena Horrigan | January 14, 2016

    The promise of the Second Avenue subway line is breathing new life into Yorkville, but its roots, and history, are Old-World German.

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  • Seaport City Proposal Hit by Storm of Skepticism By Bryan Gamble | September 13, 2013

    The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still lingering in New York City as we try to recover and rebuild what was lost. In the wake Sandy, the city is understandably imagining bold means of flood prevention that could once more devastate large portions of the city.

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  • Seaport City: New York City’s Newest Neighborhood? By Aby Thomas | June 13, 2013

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a number of impressive ideas to help protect New York City from any possible flooding situations in the future, but perhaps the most interesting one of the lost has been his proposal to create a new Battery Park City-like neighborhood called Seaport City, which will be formed on the East Side of Manhattan just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. This new neighborhood, which will install “a multi-purpose levee with raised edge elevations,” will not only help in protecting much of the East River shoreline, but will also provide a new area for commercial and residential development in Manhattan.

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  • Brooklyn Bridge - Bridging Boroughs For 130 Years By Shwetha Ravishankar | May 24, 2013

    The iconic Brooklyn Bridge built over the East River, completed on May 24, 1883, is celebrating its 130th birthday today. Back in the day, New Yorkers woke up to a day of jubilation, as thousands gathered to watch the unveiling of one of the first and longest steel suspension bridges of its time.

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  • Reimagining the Waterfront: The East River Blueway Plan By Aby Thomas | February 13, 2013

    Having a beach on the East River waterfront may seem like a big stretch of the imagination right about now, but if the East River Blueway project goes according to plan, then New Yorkers will soon be seeing a new public beach come up directly beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. In fact, they will be seeing a lot more than a beach on the waterfront—the entire shoreline is being revamped under the East River Blueway Plan.

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  • Coming Soon: A Swimming Pool in the East River By Aby Thomas | October 10, 2012

    New York has seen several ground-breaking architectural concepts in its history, and the newest entry into this glorious pack is the idea that one could have a floating pool in the middle of New York’s East River. This may seem crazy, ridiculous even, but that is exactly what the creators of +POOL intend to make. +POOL will be an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the middle of the East River, filled with over 500,000 gallons of river water that will have been filtered and decontaminated with some very innovative technology practices. This means that while most New Yorkers would be wary of swimming in the East River, they needn’t have to worry about the water in +POOL.

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  • Floating Garden Takes Root in the East River By Yuan Feng | August 15, 2012

    Gardens in New York aren’t exactly uncommon sights and in fact, New York is actually known for a rising trend in rooftop gardens as well. On the other hand, a hydroponic garden that floats in the East River would probably catch quite a bit more attention. Over the last few weeks, Karim Ahmed has been collecting funds for his experimental garden design, recently reaching his required goal of $3,000. Due to ample funds received from a mass fundraising campaign throughout NYC, Ahmed expects his garden to be in an up and running state in just a few weeks.

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