Jamaica Bay

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 [...]

Community: Clean up park before allowing new development
Community: Clean up park before allowing new development
South Terence M. Cullen 4/08/2013 at 1:42PM

Howard Beach residents just want their park cleaned up. Before plans Frank M. Charles Memorial Park are made, Community Board 10 wants the joint effort between the NYC Parks Department and Gateway National Recreation Area to get more local input. Board members on Thursday, April 4 unanimously voted on a resolution to ask the coalition [...]

Howard Beach residents say Charles Park needs repairs
Howard Beach residents say Charles Park needs repairs
South Terence M. Cullen 3/21/2013 at 10:13AM

Some Howard Beach residents want to make sure a local park is cleaned up before future development comes in. Frank M. Charles Memorial Park, part of Gateway National Recreation Area and heavily damaged by Sandy, was listed as a site for potential concession stands, kayak launch bays or bike terminals in a request for proposal [...]

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 [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 2/15/2013 at 10:40AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed on Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: View of the Cross Bay Bridge from Jamaica Bay

VIDEO: Two kayakers rescued after fall in Jamaica Bay
News Terence M. Cullen 2/10/2013 at 12:27PM

Police rescued two kayakers who fell into the waters of Jamaica Bay yesterday. NYPD Air Sea rescue responded to a 9-1-1 call around 3 p.m. and split in two to retrieve the men, both 32. Two divers recovered the first man and transported him to Floyd Bennet Field. The man was then transferred to Kings [...]