Jamaica Bay

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.5 in. possible. EVENT of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Agreement breathes new life into Jamaica Bay
News Billy Rennison 7/28/2012 at 11:21AM

Jamaica Bay, which has long been a medley of city, state and federal land, will now have thousands of acres of parkland jointly managed by the National Park Service and the New York City Parks Department. The two agencies reached an agreement to maintain 10,000 acres of Jamaica Bay to “promote visitation, education programs, scientific [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/18/2012 at 7:41AM

EVENT of the DAY: A tale of two stadiums Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium disappear under “the slow precision of giant machinery whose operators’ hands were not unlike skilled surgeons choreographing a dinosaur ballet.” The exhibit shows the changing face of New York through the eyes and viewpoints of three photographers: Rich Scarpitta, Steve Spak and [...]

Fowl Strikes Cause Foul Feelings
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 2:10PM

Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]

OpEd: Public opposed to JFK runway expansion
News Queens Courier Staff 3/20/2012 at 1:12PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILIP GOLDFEDER As your assemblymember, it is my responsibility to ensure that the community’s concerns are heard. On no issue is that clearer than the Regional Plan Association’s suggested plan to the Port Authority to expand the runway at JFK International Airport into Jamaica Bay. Since the plan was first introduced in February [...]