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Plumb Beach Stolen By Rockaway Beach?

Plumb Beach, the Brooklyn beach of...plumbs, has been labeled as part of Rockaway Beach, annoying anyone that knows the difference between Queens and Brooklyn....

City Touts Plumb Beach Restoration As Model For Storm Resiliency

Plumb Beach is considered one of the most vulnerable stretches of coastlines in the city, and the overall sand replenishment and long-term restoration effort...

The Ferries Of The Rockaway Boat Lines

If television has taught me anything, it is that one should be wary of any "three hour tours" unless you don't mind getting stranded...

New Management Plan Considers The Future Of Jamaica Bay

The Obama administration is looking to transform Jamaica Bay and other parks located in urban areas, into hotspots for hiking, biking, boating and camping,...

Some Good Ol’ Sheepshead Bay Nostalgia

Reader John Landers sent us a picture of Jamaica Bay that might take you back in time. The image was taken in 1963 and...

Want To Keep The Sunset Park Ferry? Transit Advocates Say You...

The 58th Street Ferry launched into service today and transit advocates are praying that enough people use it. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting...

Liberty Natural Gas Looking To Build Fuel Port Outside New York...

Local environmentalists were outraged at Liberty Natural Gas's proposed plan to place a fuel port 20 miles off the coast of New York Harbor....

A Hodgepodge Of Transit Events

THE COMMUTE: This past week, transit news focused on what seemed like a series of unrelated events — most notably the resumption of Rockaway...

Pipeline Company Issues Detailed Study Of Flooding Risk To Jamaica Bay...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITif2bgqMtE?rel=0] The company seeking to run a gas pipeline under Floyd Bennett Field and build a meter and regulating station in a historic airplane...

Water-Proofing The Subway System: Concerns Over Dollars And Logistics

As the $60 billion Sandy aid package finally gets doled out, it is interesting to see how that mountain of money actually gets spent....

“Stars Of Hope” Hits Gerritsen Beach, Lifting Morale For 6 Month...

Just as we came upon the sixth month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a unique arts organization has covered Gerritsen Beach with dozens of stars...

Property Taxes Rise For Sandy-Hit Homes

With the threat of climate change and redrawn flood zone lines leading to skyrocketing insurance rates, you'd think the only thing that is certain to rise along...

Jamaica Bay Gas Pipeline Project Takes Another Step Forward

The reality of the proposed Rockaways natural gas pipeline project came one step closer to fruition this week as Williams Transco, the company looking...

Sailors Rejoice! DEP Nixes Destruction Of “Roundhouse” Navigational Aid, Plans Improvements

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Local mariners have something to be happy about this New Year: the Department of Environmental Protection reversed course on plans...

Hundreds in Rockaways Receive Truckloads of Badly Needed Supplies Donated by...

The recovery from Hurricane Sandy is not over, least of all in the Rockaways. On Beach 94th Street, a massive donation and volunteer center...