New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker

Source: New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker Port Authority planners considered tearing down the bridge and replacing it with a tunnel or a new, higher bridge. Eventually, they decided to keep the existing bridge and to raise its roadway by sixty-four feet. This they would do by building a new […]

Malcolm McLaren: Waterfront Innovator, Hero of the Harbor | Waterfront Alliance

Almost 40 years ago, visions of Jacques Cousteau swimming in his head, Malcolm McLaren went out on his first job as a diver-engineer and found himself inspecting a Hudson River sewer outfall. Today, Mal is the president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group, a world-renowned firm that continues to provide innovative marine engineering along with many […]

Citizen Bridge – Nancy Nowacek

“Citizen Bridge is a temporary floating pedestrian bridge for passage between Brooklyn and Governors Island. Inspired by Walt Whitman’s report of farmers once walking their cows across Buttermilk Channel at low tide, the project aims to reconnect New Yorkers to their waterways, reclaim the waterfront step by step, helping New Yorkers gain agency over their bodies in […]

City Services Map (boat launches, public beaches, water quality)

Access to Geospatial or location-based information and data is provided to the public through NYCityMap. NYCityMap is targeted towards non-mapping professionals and provides a wealth of geographic-based information from the input of a single location. In addition to indicating the specific building requested, users can select additional layers to add to the map such as […]

Reimagining the Waterfront | http://reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com/

“This key CIVITAS initiative grew from recognition of the deteriorated condition of the East River Esplanade from 60th – 125th Streets and the documented lack of high-quality park space in the eastern areas of our community. Superstorm Sandy was a reminder that if we do not shape our waterfront edge, nature will continue to shape […]

“The Waterfront is the Optics for Everything in Our Society” | Waterfront Alliance

As city executive for New York City for the international engineering and design firm Arcadis, Peter Glus manages large-scale environmental projects, from implementing flood resiliency designs for subway stations, tunnels, bus depots, and public areas for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to repairing and flood-proofing the Bay Park sewage treatment plant, and managing the $1.6 billion […]