Jamaica Bay

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 [...]

Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:13AM

Lots of sunshine — and clean air — is in the forecast for Howard Beach residents come summertime. The $3.5 million project to install the Shellbank Basin Destratification Facility was recently completed, according to Carter Strickland, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project is said to curb odors in the surrounding [...]

Civic focuses on health, safety
Civic focuses on health, safety
News Queens Courier Staff 2/02/2012 at 4:29PM

The Board of the Howard Beach Civic Association invited Dr. Richard Pinskor of Jamaica Hospital and Dr. Frans Verhagen of Sane Aviation for Everyone (SAFE), Inc. to address its meeting on January 31. The former mostly focused on the health effects of JFK Airport, while the latter urged the civic members to get involved in [...]

Congressmember Bob Turner working to fix water woes
Congressmember Bob Turner working to fix water woes
News Queens Courier Staff 12/16/2011 at 3:24PM

Last week, Congressmember Bob Turner met with Colonel John Boule, district commander of the New York District Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss the Army Corps of Engineers’ projects in the 9th Congressional District. Projects discussed included ecosystem restoration in Jamaica Bay, the Jamaica Bay Federal Channel (at Rockaway Inlet) Navigation project, the Storm Risk [...]