Historic Shipyard Turns From Ships To Technology

by David M. Levitt (Bloomberg) -- America may never recover its glory as a manufacturing powerhouse, but the Brooklyn Navy Yard is doing what it can, transforming itself from a 20th-century ship builder to a 21st-century high-tech hub.  Now it’s about to unveil a $2.5 billion building plan that would more than quadruple its current workforce. The navy yard’s … [Read more...]

First NYC Ferry Takes to Water in Big Apple

The first new ferry in NYC Ferry's fleet has been christened Lunch Box and has commenced service connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx along the East River.  Lunch Box, designed by Australia-headquartered Incat Crowther, is the first vessel in a fleet of 26 meter catamaran ferries commissioned by Hornblower Cruises to form NYC Ferries, a government … [Read more...]

Kayakers Collide With New York Ferry

Eleven kayakers including a child were rescued and at least five were injured after a collision with a NY Waterway ferry at Pier 79 on the Hudson River today, officials from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said via Facebook. One kayaker with serious injuries had been taken to Bellevue Hospital and four kayakers with lesser … [Read more...]

WATCH Progress On New York Harbor’s Bayonne Bridge

The Bayonne Bridge is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. The bridge is also one of four connecting New Jersey with Staten Island, New York. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has launched a five-year, $1.3 billion project to raise the roadbed within the existing arch to … [Read more...]

Video: What It’s Like to Be a Ship Pilot in New York Harbor

Lying below the surface of the bay and extending from the tip of Sandy Hook to the south shore of Long Island is a series of shoals that separate the sheltered estuary of New York Harbor from the deeper waters of the Atlantic; known as the Bar of Sandy Hook. For over three centuries the mariners tasked with guiding the ships across this bar have been known as Sandy Hook … [Read more...]