East River

Fireworks Light Up Skies Over New York City On The Fourth Of July

Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks To Return To East River This Year

The dazzling display was moved to the Hudson River in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.

04/14/2014

NYPD Boat

5 Pulled From Water After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek In Queens

Rescue crews pulled five people from the water late Friday, after a car plunged into the Steinway Creek off the East River in Queens.

04/04/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Test Results In Oquendo Disappearance Could Be Ready By Wednesday

Results of a DNA test that will determine if the remains are those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo will not be available until later this week.

01/19/2014

Newtown Creek (credit: CBS 2)

Boat Club Members Paddle Through Pollution On Newtown Creek

Club members regularly paddle through the creek which winds its way between Brooklyn and Queens, under the Pulaski Bridge, and ebbs in and out of the East River south of Roosevelt Island.

08/30/2013

East River Rescue

Police Rescue Woman, 49, Found Floating In East River

Police on Wednesday brought a 49-year-old woman to safety after she was found floating in the East River under the Manhattan Bridge.

08/21/2013

New York City plans to spend $7 million to transform a beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge into a recreational destination. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBs 880)

New York City To Develop ‘Forgotten’ East River Waterfront

The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.

08/01/2013

A no swimming sign is seen at a beach in Mamaroneck on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Health Officials Close Some Beaches Due To Sewage Leak

County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.

07/16/2013

The 2012 Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Macy’s To Show Off New Tricks At July 4th Fireworks Show

The show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.

07/03/2013

East River Rescue

3 People Rescued After Boat Capsizes On East River

Three people were rescued Saturday morning after a boat overturned on the East River alongside Lower Manhattan.

06/22/2013

MTA New York City Transit senior staff including Senior Vice President of Subways Carmen Bianco, Vice President of Maintenance Joe Leader, Chief Electrical Officer Wynton Habersham, and Chief Transportation Officer Herbert Lambert visited the Montague Tubes on Mon., April 15, 2013. (credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit via Flickr)

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Closing For Repairs; Disruptions For R, G Riders

The closure will affect the R train, which carries tens of thousands of riders between Manhattan and southern Brooklyn. The work will likely begin in August and is expected to last 12 to 14 months.

06/05/2013

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Park Partially Opens At Pier 42 On Lower East Side

Officials on Saturday opened part of the new waterfront park at Pier 42 on the Lower East Side.

05/04/2013

Flag of the Borough of Queens (credit: Queens Borough President's Office)

‘Jeopardy!’ Devotes Entire Category To Queens

If you live in a certain outer borough, you might have felt an extra sense of pride Tuesday night.

03/19/2013

"Fever" by Mary Beth Keane

Author Mary Beth Keane Talks New Book About ‘Typhoid Mary’

Most of us have at least heard of “Typhoid Mary.” But Pearl River author Mary Beth Keane tells a fascinating story about Mary Mallon in her new book “Fever.”

03/18/2013

Dolphin spotted in the East River on March 13, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Officials Continue To Monitor Bottlenose Dolphin In East River

“The dolphin was diving and swimming normally and there were no observable injuries noted,” The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation wrote on its Facebook page.

03/14/2013

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man’s Body Found Along East River

A man’s body was found Wednesday afternoon along the East River on the Upper East Side.

03/13/2013

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