Posts Tagged hudson river

The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

July 25, 2011
The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

Last week, a fire in the engine room of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant ­­­— located on the Hudson River, from 137th Street to 145th Street — shut the plant down, causing millions gallons of untreated sewage to pour into the New York waterways. The North River plant is one of the largest in […]

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The Hudson Quadricentennial

November 9, 2009
The Hudson Quadricentennial

If you haven’t heard by now, the Institute is hosting a full day tribute to and celebration of Henry Hudson’s voyage on the Hudson 400 years ago. Ours is with a twist though. We aren’t interested only in the last 400 years, we are thinking about the next 100. In the Wake of the Half […]

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School on the Hudson

May 7, 2008
School on the Hudson

The New School to be Exact Eugene Lang College, of the New School offers a course each year entitled Lang on the Hudson in which students learn about the Hudson River estuary, harbor geography and the policies that are shaping the use of this water way after many years of neglect. Then they build a […]

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First There Was A Permit to Dance

February 4, 2008
First There Was A Permit to Dance

Now We Might Need One to Test the Air? The concept of the cabaret law, which requires bars and clubs to attain a permit to allow more than 3 people to dance at a time seems laughable-even to our current Mayor. In the good ole days of “quality of life” improvements, Rudy Giuliani’s administration reinforced […]

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Recommended Reading from the Institute

December 12, 2006
Recommended Reading from the Institute

City at the Water’s Edge Betsy McCully Concrete floors and concrete walls, buildings that pierce the sky, taxicabs and subway corridors, a steady din of noise. These things, along with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges make New York City not only the cultural and […]

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