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NYC plans $3B transformation of waterfront

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By SAMANTHA GROSS

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's first waterfront plan in two decades envisions a metropolis where residents relax by fishing or biking in parks, kayak in the Hudson River, commute by ferry, and buy items that were brought to their neighborhood via barge.

The Bloomberg administration is announcing the plan Monday. It would also overhaul the city's sewage system so that it would push human waste into the river less frequently when it rains. And it would help expand the city's maritime industry, in part by dredging waterways to make room for giant ships that are rarely seen on the East Coast.

The first stages of the effort are expected to cost the city more than $3 billion over the next three years, with most of the money going to wastewater infrastructure.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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