Talk:New York Harbor

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I'm drastically rewriting this page, as it contains numerous factual errors and irrelevant material.

Moroever, I am consolidating the discussion of the waterways of New York around the existing page New York Bay, which is the more geographically correct term, and the pages Lower New York Bay and Upper New York Bay. --- Decumanus 05:00, 15 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Attempt at references. Various federal agencies such as USACE, NOAA survey office, and NPS all seem to recognize the Harbor as a working unit, so the re-writing is directed that way. The environmental issues and Dubai controversies could be fleshed out more, and various agencies operations need to be inserted, but that's a bit beyond me just now. Checks on syntax and published references much appreciated rmo13 17:09, 5 September 2006 (UTC)


I keep seeing dozens of large ships at anchor. Why? The article mentions waiting for convoy, but that was more than half a century ago. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:33, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


This article is viewed often and is a complete disaster. It also overlaps Upper New York Bay very much, therefore I suggesr a merge. A serious re-work could include more of the history covered very briefly in the Port of New York and New Jersey article, but focus of the bay and the area around the mouths of the East and Hudson, the historical "ïnner" harbor.Djflem (talk) 22:57, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

NY Harbor's history[edit]

Page needs to cover the history aspect more, NY harbor played pivotal roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 with the British coming and going and various stages. Presently the page doesn't even mention these wars. Passer by — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:25, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Ranking by size[edit]

There are a lot of claims that particular cities have the largest natural harbors in the world, many of which appear to result from puffery. I'm unconvinced that the History Channel documentary video cited isn't just repeating a puffed up claim. The phrase "one of the largest natural harbors in the world" which we are using (which all the video says) itself also feels like puffery. It would feel less hyped if it were more specific. Where does New York Harbor actually fall on the list, and are we counting by surface area of water, volume of water, sea-land contact length, cargo volume, or some other measure? -- Beland (talk) 05:39, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

For that matter, the size by water surface area seems like a basic statistic which is missing. -- Beland (talk) 05:58, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

we should add pollution section[edit]

even if the harbor is not polluted we should know how clean it is — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hanz24 (talkcontribs) 16:30, 29 April 2016 (UTC)