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Conservation kills a highway: the Hudson River Expressway controversy

Shaul Amir

Conservation kills a highway: the Hudson River Expressway controversy

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Published by University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce] in [Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Express highways -- New York (State),
  • Conservation of natural resources -- New York (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe Hudson River Expressway controversy
    SeriesPennsylvania. University. Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. Research on conflict in locational decisions, discussion paper 4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination46 p.
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14634256M

    Robert Moses (Decem – J ) was an American public official who worked mainly in the New York metropolitan as the "master builder" of midth century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban. The Schuylkill River (/ ˈ s k uː l k ɪ l / SKOOL-kil, locally / ˈ s k uː k ə l / SKOO-kəl) is a river running northwest to southeast in eastern Pennsylvania, which was improved by navigations into the Schuylkill l of its tributaries drain major parts of the center-southern and easternmost Coal Regions in the state. It flows for miles ( km) from Pottsville to. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a joint venture between the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey, established in through an interstate compact authorized by the United States Port Authority oversees much of the regional transportation infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the geographical jurisdiction of the.


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Conservation kills a highway: the Hudson River Expressway controversy by Shaul Amir Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Judge Thomas Murphy in the United States District Court enjoined the Corps from going forward with the Hudson River Expressway on the express ground that there was no act of Congress authorizing the building of a “dike” in the Hudson, which was to be filled and then covered with a road.

Just last December the Murphy decision was. Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v. Federal Power Commission, F.2d (2d Cir. ) is a United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals case in which a public group of citizens, the Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference, organized and initiated legal action after the Federal Power Commission approved plans for Consolidated Edison to construct a power plant on Storm King Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In the Hudson River Express way controversy, proponents of Route 9A charged that the state had rejected it as an al ternative because it runs close to property owned by Governor Rockefeller and. The Expressway, as proposed by the New York State Department of Transportation, is planned to be a six lane arterial highway which will accommodate both passenger and commercial traffic.

As conceived it will extend approximately nine miles along the east shore of the Hudson River from the Tappan Zee Bridge at Tarrytown north to Crotonville, New.

“The Hudson River estuary is a wild system with wind, tides and storm going every which way. The first priority for the next mayor should not be putting more people in harm’s way along the. Inas Mayor John V. Lindsay campaigned for re-election, he bowed to vigorous local opposition and killed proposals for both a Lower Manhattan Expressway and a cross-Brooklyn highway, imposing.

For an early review of environmental law activities, see Carter, Luther J., “ Conservation Law I: Seeking a Breakthrough in the Courts, ” Science (): –; for use of the Refuse Act, see, for example, David Sive's work on Hudson River pollution, as discussed in Robert D.

Lifset, Power on the Hudson: Storm King Mountain and. Riverkeeper is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the watersheds that provide New York City with its drinking water. It started out as the Hudson River Fisherman's Association (HRFA) ina citizen-led environmental enforcement organization founded by a group of recreational and commercial fisherman.

Storm King mountain was also a frequent subject of the Hudson River school of landscape artists, including Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, and Frederick Church.

Books of Ralph Nader, Unsafe at Any Speed a book highly critical of the automotive industry. Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder, Harper & Row (posthumous) The first major improved highway in the U.S. to be built by the federal government; stretched from Cumberland, Maryland, on the Potomac River to Vandalia, Illinois.

Erie Canal An artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; supported by. Deer are very present today Hudson Valley–they can be seen browsing in a backyard on a quiet afternoon, sneaking around a farm in the middle of the night, or, sadly, as road kill by the side of the highway.

But deer were present in the Hudson Valley landscape long before we were, long before modernization, industrialization, even colonization. The other favorite project was the Hudson River Expressway, which would have bypassed Tarrytown and the communities adjoining the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County.

This was a long-favored project, perhaps inspired by frustrating waits in traffic along over-loaded Route 9. Full text of "Brooklyn Battery Tunnel /" See other formats COLUMBIA LIBRARIES OFFSITE AVERY FINE ARTS RESTRICTED AR01 TUNNEL MAY WEST TUNNEL IE* ffiJibna SEYMOUR DURST /3ox «tf MANHATTAN PORTAL RIDGE AND TUNNEL AUTHORITY ROBERT MOSES, Chairman GEORGE V.

McLAUGHLIN, Vice-Chairman WILLIAM J. TRACY, Vice-Chairman GEORGE. In New York City, the trifecta of the Second Avenue subway ($ billion), the East Side Access rail system ($10 billion), and a new Hudson River rail crossing and related improvements ($ Many freeway revolts (also expressway revolts, road protests) took place in developed countries during the s and s, in response to plans for the construction of new freeways, a significant number of which were abandoned or significantly scaled back due to widespread public opposition; especially of those whose neighborhoods would be disrupted or displaced by the proposed freeways, and.

RPA, as part of a coalition with Scenic Hudson, the Hudson River Conservation Society, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and others, argued against the plant and recommended that the Hudson waterfront be preserved as parkland.

The fight was a watershed moment in conservation and the field of environmental law. PART OF A LARGER PLAN: In the mid's, the mile "Hudson River Expressway" (I) was proposed between New York City and Beacon, Duchess County.

Only one section of the expressway - the Croton Expressway - was constructed. The Croton Expressway, which was to have been part of a much larger "HRE," carries US 9 for miles between Ossining and Peekskill in northern.

Deer are very present today Hudson Valley–they can be seen browsing in a backyard on a quiet afternoon, sneaking around a farm in the middle of the night, or, sadly, as road kill by the side of the highway. But deer were present in the Hudson Valley landscape long before we were, long before modernization, industrialization, even colonization.

Ferry Road, and all the houses on it, lies on the west side of the Albany-NY main CSX railroad line, and is directly on the Hudson River. Newton Hook was a busy little 19th Century Hudson River Valley community, with the largest icehouse on the river, three brick yards, its own train station, a ferry to Coxsackie, and 3 hotels.

Read "Books Received, Geographical Analysis" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Shaul Am$, â Conservation Kills a Highway: The Hudson River Expressway Controversy, Sept., 5.

Amiram Gonen, â The Spadina Expressway in. The CCA stopped the dumping ofautomobiles in a Hudson River marshland, it bought for only $ a fine pieceof ravine that came up for auction at a delinquent tax sale (housewives arebusy checking over so-called in rem sales to make sure that desirable pieces ofland do not fall unnoticed into the hands of developers and their cohorts), andit is.

Federal restrictions on taking wildlife began in earnest with the Lacey Act of[xi] which made the interstate transportation and sale of wildlife illegally taken under state law a federal offense.

Although the Lacey Act supported enforcement of state wildlife laws, it. This map from Future Arterial Program for New York City shows the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, with connections to the Williamsburg Bridge (I) and the Manhattan Bridge (I) to the east, and the Holland Tunnel and the West Side Highway (NY 9A) to the west.

(Map by Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.). Suppose that singing legend Pete Seeger hadn’t turned national attention to the plight of the ailing Hudson River.

It’s safe to say that the Valley would be a very different place indeed. The following 35 people have all left a lasting legacy on the Hudson Valley and played an integral role in shaping the vibrant region that today we call home.

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A possible human skull has been found near a boat ramp on the Missouri River in the St. Louis area, authorities say.

Two men made the discovery Friday while hunting arrowheads on a sand bar at the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. The Missouri State Highway Patrol. The George Washington Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River, connecting the New York City borough of Manhattan with the New Jersey borough of Fort bridge is named after George Washington, the first president of the United George Washington Bridge is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge, carrying over million vehicles per year in   The coyote hid in the shrubs of Hudson River Park, then ran along the embankment.

It looked pathetic and lost. The coyote may have been lost. Coordinates. The Port of New York and New Jersey is the port district of the New York-Newark metropolitan area, encompassing the region within approximately a mile (40 km) radius of the Statue of Liberty National includes the system of navigable waterways in the New York–New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which runs along miles (1, km) of shoreline in the vicinity of New York.

The Expressway law itself is an eight-line statute 11 describing generally the terminal points and route of the highway and prescribing that, between Ossining and the Tappan Zee Bridge, the roadbed is to proceed west of Highway 9 and "along or near" the Hudson River.

Second, section 30 of New York's Highway Law allows McMorran to condemn. Highway revolts have occurred in cities and regions across the United many cities, there remain unused highways, abruptly terminating freeway alignments, and short stretches of freeway in the middle of nowhere, all of which are evidence of larger projects which were never some instances, freeway revolts have led to the eventual removal or relocation of freeways that had.

Port Authority Raises Tolls & New Jersey Transit Absorbs the Hike As of 3 a.m. Sunday, September 18th,the current cost of living and commuting to New York City just became very painful for commuters and motorists. Drivers who pay with cash to drive into NYC through bridges and tunnels controlled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now face a 50 percent increase.

The Hudson River Conservation Society and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the latter chaired by the governor's brother, Laurance Rockefeller, decided not to oppose the pumpedstorage plant (though the conservation society later changed its position and announced its strong opposition to Con Ed's plans, as did the Palisades Interstate.

The Lincoln Tunnel is an approximately mi tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey, to the west with Midtown Manhattan in New York City to the east. It was designed by Ole Singstad and named after Abraham Lincoln. The tunnel consists of three vehicular tubes of varying lengths, with two traffic lanes in each tube.

The center tube contains reversible lanes, while the. Almost from the moment the project was killed, seeds were planted for a park - a development project, as its opponents like to refer to it - for the strip of land between Manhattan's route 9A and the Hudson River as well as the adjoining and largely abandoned piers, which had been acquired in by New York State as a right of way for the.

Crossing under the plaza is the South Mall Arterial, a short highway artery connecting to the Dunn Memorial uction of this highway destroyed many buildings of Albany's downtown. In the initial proposal, the highway was to go from Interstate 90 in North Greenbush (current exit 8 to NY Route 43), through Rensselaer, under the plaza, and connecting to the also-cancelled Mid-Crosstown.

The Third Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, and some demolition type action, in today’s post. – photo by Mitch Waxman.

Unlike the other Gowanus Bridges which have been featured this last week, there’s only one shot of the Third Street span in today’s post.

I got these whilst standing in the Whole Foods Supermarket parking lot, one misty day, and unfortunately for the bridge -I was. The Holland Tunnel, which links with the skyway, and railways under the Hudson River connect Jersey City to New York City.

The third largest city, Paterson, lies 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Newark, on the Passaic River. It has begun transforming from an industrial city to a services center. The George Washington Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River, connecting the New York City borough of Manhattan with the New Jersey borough of Fort Lee.

The bridge is named after George Washington, the first president of the United George Washington Bridge is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge, carrying over million vehicles per. Hudson Highlands State Park is a non-contiguous state park in the U.S.

state of New York, located on the east side of the Hudson park runs from Peekskill in Westchester County, through Putnam County, to Beacon in Dutchess County, in the eastern section of the Hudson Highlands. The park's lands, heavily mined, logged and quarried in the past, were assembled over the midth century.

The Bronx River flows south from Westchester County through the borough, emptying into the East River; it is the only entirely freshwater river in New York City. A smaller river, the Hutchinson River (named after the religious leader Anne Hutchinson, killed along its banks in ), passes through the East Bronx and empties into Eastchester Bay.

InHRWA partnered with the Hudson Valley Regional Council to successfully obtain a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program.Overland travel crosses the Hudson River miles ( km) to the north using a right of way known as the Selkirk hurdle.

The Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel is a proposed rail tunnel under the Upper Bay. The western portal would be located at Greenville Yard, while the eastern portal is undetermined and a source of controversy.The Port of New York and New Jersey is the port district of the New York-Newark metropolitan area, encompassing the region within approximately a mile (40 km) radius of the Statue of Liberty National includes the system of navigable waterways in the estuary along miles (1, km) of shoreline in the vicinity of New York City and northeastern New Jersey, as well as the region.