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(TreeHugger)   You know what would make Manhattan greater than it already is? A floating beach built on a reclaimed barge so residents don't have to drive out to any of those poorer boroughs to enjoy a summer beach experience   (treehugger.com) divider line 41
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2014-06-22 08:38:46 AM  
Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.
 
2014-06-22 10:46:07 AM  
It would probably be even greater to live somewhere with real beaches.
 
2014-06-22 11:00:46 AM  
Do they include medical waste like used shot needles and stuff like a real Yankee beach?
 
2014-06-22 11:10:11 AM  
To be fair, it does take like at least a freaking hour to get to Coney Island from anywhere in the city. (Two for me.). Even the bus to Orchard Beach takes an hour, and I'm closer to it than 80% of the city population.

That being said, we already have Governor's and Randall's islands, both of which have grass and trees and crap.
 
2014-06-22 11:12:54 AM  
We need this.  Because when I was in Europe,  huge rusting river barges were very popular.
 
2014-06-22 11:18:15 AM  
The Dutch paid $24 in junk jewelry for Manhattan....I think somebody forgot to take their change.
 
2014-06-22 11:38:32 AM  
The Indians who sold Manhattan eventually settled in Kansas City, KS. KCK lacks beaches. We could use a barge on the Kaw, near Muncie.
 
2014-06-22 11:40:47 AM  
Residents....drive?

Subby is not a NYer, I see....
 
2014-06-22 11:50:22 AM  
Party Barge!
 
2014-06-22 11:53:30 AM  
Yes, please! Keep the Bennies in the city. Just kidding; come on down and enjoy the sun and sand. Belmar is the fun beach. Ocean Grove is the quiet beach. And Asbury Park has restaurants and a pinball museum/arcade. Take your pick.
 
2014-06-22 12:00:29 PM  

Schmerd1948: Yes, please! Keep the Bennies in the city. Just kidding; come on down and enjoy the sun and sand. Belmar is the fun beach. Ocean Grove is the quiet beach. And Asbury Park has restaurants and a pinball museum/arcade. Take your pick.


My sarcasm detector might be a bit off, but I'm pretty sure I'll be an enjoying a courtesy mugging if I go to any of those beaches.
 
2014-06-22 12:12:54 PM  
The thing is...I go to the beach to swim in the water. I'm not swimming in the Hudson.
 
2014-06-22 12:22:22 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: The thing is...I go to the beach to swim in the water. I'm not swimming in the Hudson.


Cue Kramer and George Carlin.
 
2014-06-22 12:27:05 PM  
That's a pretty cool idea, at least from a technology perspective.
 
2014-06-22 12:29:48 PM  
Ah yes, the Hudson River lapping at your toes.......and peeling the skin off.
 
2014-06-22 12:32:49 PM  
Since this is in NYC, will they name the venture "Son of a Beach"?
 
2014-06-22 12:34:30 PM  
"drive" out to those poorer boroughs?
 
2014-06-22 12:45:45 PM  

RogermcAllen: Cue Kramer and George Carlin.


Kramer swam in the East and, while the Hudson is cleaner, I still don't care to be tempered in raw shiat.
 
2014-06-22 12:59:44 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: RogermcAllen: Cue Kramer and George Carlin.

Kramer swam in the East and, while the Hudson is cleaner, I still don't care to be tempered in raw shiat.


It gives you that savage (fake) tan.
 
2014-06-22 01:03:02 PM  

BitwiseShift: Do they include medical waste like used shot needles and stuff like a real Yankee beach?


First thing I thought of was the 1987 Medical Waste Barge. I sailed past it in NYC.
http://waste360.com/mag/waste_garbage_barge_recycling
 
2014-06-22 01:20:01 PM  

Heraclitus: Party Barge!


i too would party to the rhythm of the night!
 
2014-06-22 01:31:10 PM  
That thong will hold, what? 40 people?.
 
2014-06-22 01:32:01 PM  

limboslam: That thong will hold, what? 40 people?.


THING
 
2014-06-22 01:44:43 PM  

limboslam: limboslam: That thong will hold, what? 40 people?.

THING


If it holds 40 things, it's still a big thong.
 
2014-06-22 01:45:48 PM  

limboslam: That thong will hold, what? 40 people?.


Well, I hope they washed it in between people.

/know you corrected it already
//too good to pass up though
 
2014-06-22 02:03:32 PM  

Peter Dinklage's Super Mullet: Schmerd1948: Yes, please! Keep the Bennies in the city. Just kidding; come on down and enjoy the sun and sand. Belmar is the fun beach. Ocean Grove is the quiet beach. And Asbury Park has restaurants and a pinball museum/arcade. Take your pick.

My sarcasm detector might be a bit off, but I'm pretty sure I'll be an enjoying a courtesy mugging if I go to any of those beaches.


No sarcasm. we need tourists and you have never been more welcome. Come on down and relax it up.
 
2014-06-22 02:51:30 PM  
media.treehugger.com

Seems legit.
 
2014-06-22 03:27:43 PM  
Hideous
 
2014-06-22 03:37:03 PM  
It'd be even better if they dragged out to the middle of the Atlantic and punched a hole through the bottom.
 
2014-06-22 03:57:02 PM  

lindalouwho: Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.


Though this would be great to watch  from the beach: either automated anti-bird crossbow systems, or resident hawks. Those would probably keep the gulls away, too.
 
2014-06-22 03:59:20 PM  

Peter Dinklage's Super Mullet: Schmerd1948: Yes, please! Keep the Bennies in the city. Just kidding; come on down and enjoy the sun and sand. Belmar is the fun beach. Ocean Grove is the quiet beach. And Asbury Park has restaurants and a pinball museum/arcade. Take your pick.

My sarcasm detector might be a bit off, but I'm pretty sure I'll be an enjoying a courtesy mugging if I go to any of those beaches.


Asbury Park isn't bad if you hang in the gay section.
 
2014-06-22 04:05:19 PM  

feanorn: lindalouwho: Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.

Though this would be great to watch  from the beach: either automated anti-bird crossbow systems, or resident hawks. Those would probably keep the gulls away, too.


You think PETA or whatever green-lefty-terrorist group would allow an automated crossbow system (awesome idea!) or the hawk idea to kill a single nuisance animal in a over-lawyered rich-liberal guilt place like NYC?
 
2014-06-22 04:44:35 PM  
This .. would make all of NYC better

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-22 05:28:04 PM  
What. No pictures of the mayor in the Mermaid Parade?
 
2014-06-22 06:09:28 PM  

ColonelCathcart: feanorn: lindalouwho: Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.

Though this would be great to watch  from the beach: either automated anti-bird crossbow systems, or resident hawks. Those would probably keep the gulls away, too.

You think PETA or whatever green-lefty-terrorist group would allow an automated crossbow system (awesome idea!) or the hawk idea to kill a single nuisance animal in a over-lawyered rich-liberal guilt place like NYC?


I'm sure the people who could afford such a venture could come up with anti-PETA devices, or at least release a bear or two in the protest zone.
 
2014-06-22 06:29:13 PM  
Seems like the backstory of Bioshock III.
 
2014-06-22 06:31:40 PM  

ColonelCathcart: feanorn: lindalouwho: Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.

Though this would be great to watch  from the beach: either automated anti-bird crossbow systems, or resident hawks. Those would probably keep the gulls away, too.

You think PETA or whatever green-lefty-terrorist group would allow an automated crossbow system (awesome idea!) or the hawk idea to kill a single nuisance animal in a over-lawyered rich-liberal guilt place like NYC?


Why not NYC?  Univ of Chicago uses a peregrine falcon nesting pair for pigeon control near the hospitals.
 
2014-06-22 07:26:02 PM  
Or, God forbid, New Jersey. Though I see that has already been covered.
 
2014-06-22 10:10:02 PM  
The High Line of beaches?

I recently had to move out of NY unfortunately, but man, The High Line is really something

/1.5 Mile long park built on century rail line elevated 30 feet above the city, abandoned in 1980
 
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2014-06-23 02:37:55 AM  
So how long until all the sand winds up in the water and they have to put more on?
 
2014-06-23 11:48:53 AM  

soze: ColonelCathcart: feanorn: lindalouwho: Cool idea, I wouldn't mind having something like this on my city's rivers.

FTA: ".......sunbathing, without pigeons (we hope)."

That's not how pigeons work.

Though this would be great to watch  from the beach: either automated anti-bird crossbow systems, or resident hawks. Those would probably keep the gulls away, too.

You think PETA or whatever green-lefty-terrorist group would allow an automated crossbow system (awesome idea!) or the hawk idea to kill a single nuisance animal in a over-lawyered rich-liberal guilt place like NYC?

Why not NYC?  Univ of Chicago uses a peregrine falcon nesting pair for pigeon control near the hospitals.


The hawk is a union member in good standing. In all seriousness though, that is great that they have it. Pigeons spread disease and one pooped on me a week ago.
 
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