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A study by Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, analyzed samples of water taken from the Hudson River off the coast of Manhattan last fall and confirmed that the river is full of of microplastics — as much as 62,000 particles per square kilometer, WNYC reports. Microplastics are pieces of plastic from everyday […]

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Manhattan’s western edge already boasts an impressive above-ground park with the High Line, but if billionaire Barry Diller gets his way, it may also hold an off-shore park that rises from the river. The New York Times reports that the media mogul has plans to convert Hudson River Park’s deteriorating Pier 54 into park Pier […]

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Even though the polar vortex is finally dissipating, the Hudson River is icy today. It’s not completely frozen — more of a chunky soup texture. Still, that’s fairly unusual. The surface of the Hudson River previously only froze completely in 1821, 1780 and 1720. We went over to check it out… so you don’t have to. (Photos: […]

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We fist heard of Antony Crook and James Bowthorpe’s Hudson River Project last year, and were taken by the ambitious idea: “Build a boat from New York City’s waste, take it to the source of the Hudson River – the river without which the city would not exist – and row the boat back to NYC.” James […]

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Earlier today, we received an alert from NotifyNYC, that said there will be “20-30 aircrafts flying single file out of Sky Manor Airport at 1,100 feet down the Hudson River this afternoon at 3:30 PM.” So, we grabbed our video equipment and scrambled up to the roof of our Hell’s Kitchen office to witness this […]

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Everyone knows the Hudson River is nasty: nastier than the East River, nastier than the Harlem River–nearly as nasty as the Gowanus Canal. But surprise! New research shows it’s even more disgusting than we thought. According to a study by Columbia University biologists published in the Journal of Water and Health, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now plaguing the […]

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Triathletes will probably be allowed to fulfill the third leg of the Ironman triathlon, which involves a swim in the Hudson, despite reports that millions of gallons of raw sewage have been released into the waters. Lucky triathletes! Experts have spent days analyzing the river’s chemical make-up as well as the direction of the water, […]

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We can’t get enough of our new neighbor, the shuttle Enterprise which was recently set atop the USS Intrepid. ANIMAL’s own Joshua Rivera caught the big move from our end, but when you can’t get enough, you can’t get enough. James Shanks caught the spectacle from his side of the Hudson River at the Weehawken […]

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Last November, the US Navy flew a blimp around the city to conduct a series of “capabilities flights” along with the FAA and apparently it’s back. The airship, which was designed to accommodate the “the increasing demand for airborne surveillance” according to the manufacturer, has been spotted by up and down the Hudson River. Maybe […]

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise made a pit stop in Bayonne, New Jersey after arriving on a comically small barge for the night before the Intrepid welcomes it with open arms tomorrow morning Wednesday. The shuttle will depart at 9:15 AM and is set to complete its trip up the Hudson by 11:30 AM. The shuttle’s […]

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