The Hudson River Is Becoming a Massive Skating Rink (That You Shouldn’t Try To Skate On)

The weather outside is frightful, and the Hudson River is now partially encrusted in a layer of ice that is chillingly beaut … Read the rest of this entry >>

Could a Floating Pool Bring Swimmers Back to the City’s Rivers?

Manhattan is surrounded by water—but for nearly 80 years, residents have been dissuaded from swimming in it. In 2010, four fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

LARGE HUDSON RIVER VESSEL WAS APPARENTLY FIXING A CABLE

A large vessel that was parked at various spots in the Hudson for several days this month was apparently working on an electrical … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE DEAD FISH SEEN IN HUDSON MAY BE ICONIC ENDANGERED SPECIES

The fish shown above was seen in the Hudson River near 96th Street on Tuesday morning. It appears to be a sturgeon, a fish that's been m … Read the rest of this entry >>

PURSE THIEF JUMPS INTO HUDSON RIVER TO ESCAPE, BUT IS CAUGHT ANYWAY: POLICE

A purse thief figured he could shake the cops by making a run...er, swim... for it. But his plunge into the Hudson River ended with him back on shore in handc … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPERA ABOUT P.O.W. TO BE HELD ON THE ‘WORLD’S SMALLEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER’ DOCKED IN THE HUDSON

A Navy ship that was once called "the world's smallest aircraft carrier" is docked at the West Harlem Piers at 125th Street. It serv … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECOMMISSIONED ‘BAYLANDER’ SHIP COULD SERVE AS MILITARY-THEMED FLOATING CAFÉ ON THE HUDSON

You’ve probably seen it driving down the Henry Hudson Parkway, or on a visit to uptown Fairway Market, a large, Navy-sized ship docked alongside a flo … Read the rest of this entry >>

CREWS FIGHT CURRENTS TO FIX HOLE IN ELECTRICAL CABLE UNDER HUDSON RIVER

A rupture in an underwater electrical cable has kept workers in the Hudson River busy for months. Divers and crane operators are curr … Read the rest of this entry >>

HUMPBACK WHALE SPOTTED IN THE HUDSON RIVER

A humpback whale has been hanging out in the Hudson River for the past few days, and a reader spotted it passing by the Upper West Side on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

79TH STREET PIER REOPENS AFTER FEMA-FUNDED RECONSTRUCTION; PICNIC TABLES COMING SOON

A 370-foot pier over the Hudson River that's been deteriorating for years and was fully wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was reopened to the public this … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN SWIMMING POOLS FLOATED IN THE HUDSON RIVER

Yes, Central Park has Lasker Pool and several gyms and buildings have pools, but there does seem to be a dearth of public p … Read the rest of this entry >>

NIGHT-SWIMMING IN THE HUDSON RIVER GOES BAD: REPORTS

Two men had to be rescued from the Hudson River on Wednesday night after an apparent bout of night-swimming gone … Read the rest of this entry >>

DOCKED AT THE 79TH STREET BOAT BASIN IN THE DEEP FREEZE; ‘WHY THE HELL DO WE LIVE HERE?’

Ask Ed Bacon why he’s been a year-round resident of the 79th Street Boat Basin since 1970 and he’ll point toward 33 Riverside’s penth … Read the rest of this entry >>

DID PLEASURE-CRAFT OWNER MISTAKE NEW JERSEY FOR TURKS AND CAICOS?

A yacht has been moored in the middle of the Hudson River around 76th street since the weekend, and a helicopter even landed on it on Mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEXT STOP JOISEY: COUNCILMAN PROPOSES NEW HUDSON RIVER FERRY UPTOWN

Councilman Mark Levine wants to add at least one ferry stop on the Upper West Side -- preferably West Harlem -- that would take people to and from New Jersey and … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE HUDSON RIVER HAS AN ICY CRUST

As the temperature has dropped into the single-digits, an icy crust has formed over the Hudson River. We'd advise ag … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN’S BODY FOUND IN HUDSON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

A man's body was found floating in the Hudson River this afternoon, but his identity is still unc … Read the rest of this entry >>

STRIKING IMAGES OF A FROZEN HUDSON RIVER

The Hudson River almost never freezes completely, at least not in the section bordering New York City. But this year it's c … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEEPLY DISTURBING IMAGES IN RIVERSIDE PARK AND VERDI SQUARE

In the past couple of months, we have been contacted by readers on three occasions after they saw dead bodies in various parts of the neighborhood. We called authorities … Read the rest of this entry >>

KAYAKING RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AFTER SANDY-DAMAGED DOCK IS REPAIRED

A dock in the Hudson River at 72nd street that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy has been repaired, and the city and Downtown Boathouse are reopening free kayaking to the pubic starting this Sunday. The Riverside Park Conservancy hasn’t listed [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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