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Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has launched a new container-on-barge service linking Brooklyn’s Red Hook Container Terminal with the Port Newark Container Terminal in New Jersey. The new route is part of an effort to reduce truck traffic and pollution in and near port terminals.

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JOC: The barge service is designed to bring goods to and from Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, rather than take them by road through New Jersey and New York.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

“We have a lot of interest, and everyone is asking the same question — when is it going to start?” he [Mike Stamatis, RHCT president and CEO] said. “Obviously, it has numerous benefits to the environment, numerous benefits to reducing the highway maintenance and repairs to roadways and bridges.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

And as more volume of cargo moves into the port, moving cargo in and out of terminal facilities by water will be a beneficial and efficient means of moving freight across the harbor.” Read more from JOC here…

 posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee
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Glenwood Power Plant. Photo by Beyond My Ken (CC 4.0)

Glenwood Power Plant. Photo by Beyond My Ken (CC 4.0)

 

Here’s something new: A local developer has revealed designs for a “floating restaurant” on the Upper Hudson. However, this floating restaurant would not be bobbing in the waters of the mighty river, this structure would be suspended in the air by wires, creating a “floating restaurant in the sky”.

Rendering courtesy of BigFoot Developers.

Rendering courtesy of BigFoot Developers.

 

The proposed glass cube structure would hang from tension wires, suspended between the smokestacks of the historic and long shuttered Glenwood Power Plant overlooking the Hudson River.

 

 

ArchDailyNew-York-based Big Foot Developers have unveiled the designs for The Floating Restaurant, a glass cube restaurant that will hang between two smokestacks at the historic Glenwood power plant over the Hudson River in the Yonkers neighborhood of New York City. Read more from ArchDaily here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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