Category Archives: Brooklyn Industrial Waterfront

Brooklyn Navy Yard By Bus

The Navy Yard in Brooklyn today stands as a private community of bustling artists and manufacturers near Vinegar Hill.  The once castle-like gates at Sands Street have been truncated and now announce the Brooklyn impound.  Many buildings could host scenes … Continue reading

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Taxiing Along Newtown Creek

Thanks to Dan Campo and Peter Spellane, I now know everything I need to know about Newtown Creek.  In fact, I am an expert, having also sailed on down and back with a narrated tour under the sun, the cool … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Is Good

After a longish tour of Newtown Creek on a NYC Water Taxi, under the Brooklyn Bridge, under the Manhattan Bridge, under several other bridges, past refineries, oil, sugar, workers in hard hats, manufacturing plants, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and some … Continue reading

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Waterworld V. The World Is Your Oyster: Rising Currents at MoMA

The Rising Currents Project on exhibit at MoMA in NYC offers some very interesting solutions about incorporating the natural world into the city structure.  Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge take on the area with the boundaries of the south mouth of Palisades Bay, … Continue reading

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Cities Are Nature, Too: McCully’s City At The Water’s Edge

This story is not new nor is it unique to the New York area.  Development impacts the environment.  Chapter 6 of Betsy McCully’s City At The Water’s Edge, entitled “Muddied Waters,” discusses how the earliest colonization changed the fish population … Continue reading

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Cat Fight: Levinson’s The Box 6: Union Disunion

The ILA, lead by Teddy Gleason, and the International Longshoremen and Warehouseman Union, lead by Harry Bridges, acted like sixteen-year-old girls in a school-year-long battle for who has the best boyfriend.  Seriously.  Levinson’s retelling of the infighting and interfighting within … Continue reading

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Returning: Shulberg’s “The Waterfront Revisited”

Ssmith asked, “have you experienced an altered or ‘constructed’ memory of a place that surprised you upon return after a long absence?” during last week’s discussion of David Thelen.  Budd Shulberg is a storyteller; in the film, On The Waterfront, … Continue reading

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