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Waterfront Weddings: City Launches Interactive Map of Waterfront

City Launches Interactive Map of Waterfront - Gothamist
Today the Department of City Planning launched a pretty neat series of interactive maps covering the waterfront in all five boroughs. The maps include 224 publicly accessible waterfront spaces, comprising approximately 200 linear miles of shorefront public parks and other publicly accessible spaces on private property. (27 of these sites are under construction or in the planning stages.) Here's how it works, according a statement from the Planning Dept:
Visitors to the website can select a borough from the citywide map, and then choose a waterfront site for a description of that space. For accessible waterfront sites on public property, the map links to the website of the agency in charge of building or maintaining the space, where descriptions and maps can be found. For privately owned sites, City Planning provides a photo and a list of features and amenities — such as walkways, seating, trees, and lighting.
The interactive waterfront map and Vision 2020 are part of the New York City Waterfront Vision and Enhancement Strategy (WAVES), a citywide initiative that will create a new sustainable blueprint for the City’s more than 500 miles of shoreline, which Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn launched in April 2010. To access the map, go to and click on the Citywide Waterfront Access Map link in the middle of the page. There is also a link to the NYCityMap so the user can see the general location and adjacent streets, as well as transportation options and nearby attractions, among other useful information.


Canoeing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Events | Your Complete Guide to Central Park

Canoeing at the Harlem Meer - Central Park Events | Your Complete Guide to Central Park

IF THE GONDOLA IS BOOKED, why not get married in a Canoe in the Meer?

Located in the northern end of the park, the Harlem Meer, covering 11 acres, is the second largest artificial body of water in Central Park and the perfect spot for canoeing. On Sunday, August 1, 2010, bring your family and friends for a day of canoeing on the water.

From 11 AM- 3PM, everyone age eight and up is welcome. Open to all skill levels, all canoeing equipment is included, but get there early because it is first-come, first-serve. For further information contact the Urban Park Rangers at 212-628-2345.


Tavern on the Green Patio to Become a Snack Shop

Tavern on the Green Patio to Become a Snack Shop | Your Complete Guide to Central Park
Last month, we learned that talks with potential restauranteurs to re-open Tavern on the Green had collapsed (full story here). According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest update is that Manhattan Officials are planning to set up four different food carts on the patio of the defunct Tavern on the Green, which closed on January 1, 2010 after declaring bankruptcy.
It was reported by representatives of Manhattan's Community Board 7 that the intention is to serve a higher quality of cart food that goes beyond the standard dirty water hotdog. There are talks that the carts, which, after going through a licensing process and are expected to be open by the fall, will even have a liquor license to sell beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, according to park officials, there is a plan to place a bicycle rental facility in the parking lot of the former establishment.

Meanwhile - the Boat House is still open....