Floyd Bennett Field

Kayaking could bring tourism, revenue to Jamaica Bay
Kayaking could bring tourism, revenue to Jamaica Bay
South Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 11:39AM

Jamaica Bay has been many things. It was a fishing haven. It was the site of a deadly plane crash. And it was the catalyst for some of Sandy’s devastation. But soon, the bay might attract more tourism when the region needs it the most. Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr said the Parks Department [...]

Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
News Maggie Hayes 12/10/2012 at 4:44PM

Seeing is believing, according to Congressmember Gregory Meeks, and so he called upon fellow Congressmember Steny Hoyer to view Queens’ post-Sandy damage firsthand. “We need to get more people to come out and see,” said Meeks after he and Hoyer toured the Rockaways on Thursday, December 6. Hoyer is the Minority Whip, the second highest [...]

Obama signs bill for gas pipeline under the Rockaways
Obama signs bill for gas pipeline under the Rockaways
News Melissa Chan 12/04/2012 at 11:17AM

A bill allowing a natural gas pipeline to be constructed in Queens and Brooklyn has been signed into law by President Barack Obama. The New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act, passed on November 27, authorizes Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to issue permits to build and operate a three-mile pipeline underneath Jacob [...]

Tempers flare over burning Sandy tree debris
News Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2012 at 4:06PM

By Denise Romano The city is burning Superstorm Sandy tree debris at Floyd Bennett Field in order to convert it into reusable material, enraging environmentalists who claim that the burn-off will compromise air quality. In a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will burn more than 15,000 [...]