Life, both big and small, returns to NYC’s 500 miles of coastline

The Big Apple has a rich and storied maritime history. Now, after centuries of degradation, both people and wildlife are finding their way back to city waters.

A family goes fishing from the rocks in Pelham Bay Park, a 2,700-acre expanse along the Bronx coast that is more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park. Over the past few years, an increasing number of people are slowly turning again toward the city's coastlines bordering saltwater bays, tidal rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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