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Surprise! Second Span to Open This Month

by Barrett Seaman –  It has been widely assumed that the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge would not fully open until later this year—and there were some who doubted that. But after a quick inspection, accompanied by Project Manager Jamey Barbas, Governor Andrew Cuomo let... More »

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Oysters Seeded Beneath the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge

by Barrett Seaman –  On a hot mid-summer day, while giant cranes and barges went about building the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge above, staff from the Billion Oyster Project oversaw the placement of 422 steel ”gabion” cages, each containing nearly 250 pounds of shuck... More »

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Riverkeeper’s “Sweep” Cleanup Campaign Scheduled for May 5.

By Robert Kimmel –  Two thousand volunteers are expected to participate in the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, Saturday, May 5, cleaning up the shorelines of the Hudson River at more than 100 locations along the river and its tributaries.  The sweep this year in... More »

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Continued Vigilance Urged on Hudson Anchorage Issue

by Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard has shelved its proposal to add 43 barge anchorage locations on the Hudson River, but environmental organizations are keeping a watchful eye on how the plan might be resurrected in the future. The controversial concept, purs... More »

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Coast Guard Report Submerges Hudson River Anchorages Plans

   By Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard’s controversial proposal to establish 43 new barge anchorage locations in the Hudson River for shipping industry use, first introduced two years ago, has been pushed farther into the future, with its prospects in question... More »