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About Those Fireworks

If, like me, you were wondering why the fireworks tonight, even though they weren’t listed on the City’s official fireworks site, I noticed they were coming from the direction of the South Street Seaport. I checked South Street’s website and found that they were part of the 35th annual Deepavali Festival, presented by the Association […]

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Aerial Tramway Proposed to Connect Brooklyn, Manhattan

According to Crain’s New York Business, at the recent Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, Daniel Levy, head of CityRealty, proposed a system of aerial tramways, similar to the existing Roosevelt Island Tramway, that would connect Brooklyn to Manhattan as well as linking various places along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts. One segment of the […]

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Mid-Week Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Late Wednesday afternoon I took a walk north along the Promenade, across the pedestrian bridge to Pier 1, south along the Brooklyn Bridge Park walkway to Pier 5, then up Joralemon to home on Montague. Cherry blossoms provided a splash of color at the Promenade’s north end. Brilliant green ferns on the Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Morning Walk Photos: Maritime

On my walk Saturday morning, I found the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, based in Boston, docked at Port Authority Pier 7 and taking on fuel from the the Circle Line’s little harbor tanker Capt. Log. Here’s a closer view of Capt. Log; there’s another view, from above, here. Across from Spencer, docked at Brooklyn […]

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Across The River: South Street Seaport Could Rise To The Heavens

While plans continue to revamp Pier 17’s tourist trap South Street Seaport, it appears that the view across from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade might become all the more dramatic. Plans have been drafted for a skyscraper at 80 South Street that would dramatically redefine the skyline as seen from the Heights. In the works is […]

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