January 09, 2006
There's been plenty of debate over plans for the World Trade Center site, and now comes word that marine life could be coming ashore on Manhattan's Lower West Side.
City Fish is the name of the new aquarium proposed for a vacant spot between the West Side Highway and Hudson River, just north of the World Trade Center Site.
The River Project group has applied for a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
The aquarium would showcase marine life from the New York Harbor, like striped bass, sea horses, crabs and shrimp.
City Fish will be an environmentally friendly outdoor museum, with a 40-thousand-gallon fish tank.
The hope is that the aquarium will be up-and-running by early July.