Thursday, July 10, 2008

Community free from overdevelopment

The boat basin has been around for decades, built under the auspices of urban planner Robert Moses. While there are other marinas in the city, the boat basin is the only one that allows for year-round residential living, said Keith Kerman, chief of operations for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.

For Some, Waterfront NYC Living Means a Houseboat

Even in the famously out-there Big Apple and its eclectic collection of neighborhoods, this community is unique. But life on the water isn't all idyllic summer sunshine. The same place that seems like a dream location in summer can be much harsher in winter, when frigid temperatures, snow and ice make it more difficult.

And speaking of difficult sea living...

Protesters blockade Rep. Ackerman's houseboat


Anonymous said...

Re Ackerman:

"But the 15 activists from Code Pink wanted to encourage Ackerman (D-Jamaica Estates) to tone down his rhetoric against Iran."

a) only Code Pink believes complaining about Iran is a BAD thing and b) only the Pinkers believe anyone cares about what *Gary Ackerman* thinks regarding Iran...

But back on topic. If I won Megamillions I would likely buy a houseboat, sit on it and drink Killians most of the time.

Anonymous said...

They must not be from Queens.

Here, every elected official is treated like Mylord or Mylady.

(That is, if they are not Republican and work in Albany or Washington, and, then, like white folks, is not only ok to criticise, but blaming them for eveything encouraged.)

If addressed, only done with respectful eyes to the ground and honorifics on how wooonderful they are.

Or, if you are unhappy with the way they are governing, you can always immigrate from Liverpool or Dublin or London to someplace like America or Australia or Canada.

georgetheatheist said...

Ackerman has slimmed down and lost weight.

Anonymous said...

these protesters are getting more creative. first, a group of neighbors in Queens protested in front of a developer's LI home, and now this group takes it to the waters. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.