Jamaica Bay

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 [...]

Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
News Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2013 at 9:00AM

With 2012  behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is are some [...]

Woman charged with DWI in death of pregnant passenger
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 10:10AM

The woman behind the wheel of a car that flipped into a shallow marsh off of Jamaica Bay leaving a pregnant Queens woman dead has been charged with driving under the influence and without a license, according to the NYPD and media reports. Denise Finley 32, of Arverne, was heading southbound on Brookville Boulevard in the [...]

Historic Howard Beach
Historic Howard Beach
News Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 10:20AM

Famous for its waterways, Howard Beach has been known since the early 1900s as the “Venice of Long Island.” The land that makes up the neighborhood today was originally settled by the Canarsie and Rockaway Native Americans, and later attracted English settlers for its fishing sites — particularly by Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. William [...]

Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
News Terence M. Cullen 9/27/2012 at 11:20AM

The future of 50-year defunct rail tracks that run from Rego Park to the Jamaica Bay will be debated on Saturday, September 29 at a public forum hosted by the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA). The hearing, to be held at the Queens Tabernacle at 1 p.m., will host advocates for a natural walkway, Friends [...]