Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine June 5, 2018 Good morning on this iffy Tuesday. Don’t judge a river by its color. It’s a little something we learned from the River Project, a group studying and restoring the Hudson River Estuary. “A lot of people look at the river and talk about it looking dirty, and obviously it’s not like pictures of the Caribbean,” said Nina Hitchings, who oversees the project’s wetlab on Pier 40. But, she said, that murkiness is a good thing. “There is a lot of algae and phytoplankton and zooplankton in the water column, making this a super productive ecosystem and making this a nursery for fish,” Ms. Hitchings told us. “Hundreds of years ago, before many people came, it would’ve been the same color.” (June, in … [Read more...] about New York Today: The Hudson River Isn’t Dirty. It’s Alive.
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West New York Mayor Felix Roque, left, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari and North Bergen Mayor and state Sen. Nick Sacco are among the hundreds who jammed Union City Mayor and state Sen. Brian Stack's 2016 fundraiser at the Palisadium in Cliffside Park. Today they all politically stand farther apart.Courtesy of Agustin C. Torres Politics these days is like the weather with warmer climes as evidenced by some sprouts and onion grass. Consider what follows below just some notes from the political botanical gardens. Of course most of the jottings are about thorny subjects, notes that were enhanced by a bit of expert reading of the tea leaves in capital letters. Specifically we are browsing the field guide for the West New York ecological habitat where there is battle between competing Democratic Party county committee slates in what is a garden variety proxy fight. It seems that town Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, who has decided he no longer wants to be a second banana elected … [Read more...] about Field notes from the Hudson County political woods: Political Insider
WASHINGTON — Who do you trust to know what's best for air travelers? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger? Proponents of privatizing air traffic control, a top priority of President Donald Trump, face fierce resistance from some Republicans, many Democrats and various advocacy groups. The opponents have a forceful voice: Sullenberger, the pilot who managed to land an airliner in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life after the plane lost thrust in both engines. Sullenberger said he considers the legislative proposals an attempt to boost the bottom lines of the airlines at the expense of the public. He's speaking out, knowing that the actions he and his crew took that January day in 2009 have given them a bully pulpit with the American public. "They trust us," said Sullenberger, most recently portrayed on film by actor Tom Hanks. "They know we're experts at what we're talking about." Privatization, … [Read more...] about “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot speaks out against privatization
Produced by Patti Aronofsky, Elena DiFiore and Lourdes Aguiar "I'm in the Hudson River, my fiancé fell in the water, can you please call anybody. ... I can't get to him. It's very windy and the waves are coming in and I can't paddle to him. He is getting further and further away from me ...he's gonna drown!" It was the evening of Sunday, April 19, when Angelika Graswald made a desperate sounding call to 911. "At approximately 7:30 in the evening I got a phone call ... that there was a situation ... a capsizing of a kayak," said Jeff Schaack, commodore at the Cornwall Yacht Club in New York's Hudson Valley. Graswald's call was obtained by "48 Hours": Angelika Graswald: He's gonna drown. Please call somebody-- 911 operator: We've got help on the way. Angelika Graswald: The waves are very strong. I can see his -- I can still see his head... 911 operator: OK. Angelika Graswald: Hold on, baby! "It did get choppy out. Three to four-foot swells. ...I would never be out there," … [Read more...] about Death on the Hudson
by Emma Whitford in News on Oct 25, 2017 4:54 pm Guess who's back. (via Pier55, Inc. / Heatherwick Studio) Just over a month after billionaire Barry Diller withdrew his controversial proposal for a $250 million park and performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he's managed to broker a compromise between warring parties and resurrect the project. In exchange, the Governor said, he will invest state money to complete the full five mile length of Hudson River Park by the end of his second term, assuming he's reelected. That project has been stalled for years, according to advocates who have sued to block the floating park. "I have spoken to the parties involved in the lawsuit against Pier 55 and expressed my belief that cooperative efforts to complete the overall park are more constructive than litigation and stalemate," Cuomo stated. "I believe all parties have a higher goal and desire that the park should be … [Read more...] about Cuomo Says Barry Diller’s Controversial Park On The Hudson Is Back ON