Jamaica Bay

Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/06/2013 at 7:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 53. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Friday night: Rain early followed by a mixture of wintry precipitation overnight. Low 37. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bach & Brew: Dongsok Shin & Leah Nelson Pianist Dongsok Shin performs [...]

$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
South Maggie Hayes 12/02/2013 at 3:51PM

Howard Beach homes will now be protected, starting at the coast. Spring Creek and Jamaica Bay will undergo a multi-million dollar resiliency project that Governor Andrew Cuomo said will better protect homes and businesses from destructive storms. “Like several other communities located by the water, Howard Beach suffered incredible damage from storm surges during Sandy,” [...]

Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
South Maggie Hayes 11/15/2013 at 10:43AM

Jamaica Bay is getting a clean-up, but it will require years of work. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed to spread a citywide project to South Ozone Park next August to prevent untreated sewage from ultimately making its way into the bay. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) result from the combination of this domestic sewage [...]

New research center to study Jamaica Bay ecosystem
New research center to study Jamaica Bay ecosystem
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 8/13/2013 at 11:40AM

A top-tier research center promoting resilience in urban ecosystems is coming to Jamaica Bay. On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced CUNY will house the new Science and Resilience Institute. The leaders also laid out progress on the cooperative management of Jamaica Bay parkland and waters. “The new consortium [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2013 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of [...]

Sewer project set to bring flood relief
Sewer project set to bring flood relief
Southeast Maggie Hayes 7/29/2013 at 4:09PM

Springfield Gardens may soon get relief from years of flooding problems. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland announced the start of work to dredge Springfield Lake and double its depth. It will then become part of a new network of Bluebelt wetlands designed to receive stormwater through a new sewer system. Stormwater will [...]

Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
South Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2013 at 5:17PM

Jamaica Bay visitors are about to get a little bike for their bucks. The Parks Department announced California-based Wheel Fun Rentals has received the license agreement for much-discussed bike and kayak stands throughout Jamaica Bay. A site in Queens opened at Rockaway’s Jacob Riis Park over Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Parks Department, with [...]

Petco, other shops overcome Sandy setbacks
Petco, other shops overcome Sandy setbacks
South Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 9:20AM

As the days and months since Sandy tick by, businesses in south Queens are rising from the rubble and returning to normalcy. There was “paws” for applause on Saturday, April 27 as the Howard Beach Petco reopened. It had closed six months ago due to damage from Sandy. Animals both big and small—all the way [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/16/2013 at 8:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 25 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the WSW [...]