It was two-for-two for members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, as the ESU saved two desperate New Yorkers in separate incidents in the same hour.
After two years and $17 million in repairs and improvements, the 103rd Street footbridge to Wards Island in the East River reopened on Friday, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Dozens of residents rallied against the proposed trash terminal on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read, “Don’t treat New Yorkers like trash!” and chanting, “Dump the dump!”
A 15-year-old boy has died after falling from the FDR Drive, officials said. Justin Smith slipped by accident off a railing and fell into the East River near 102nd Street and 105th Street at round 8:15 p.m on Saturday night.
The show was moved in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River.
John Massas, 35, is a subcontractor with Nuco Painting out of Islandia. Officials said Massas was working underneath the bridge when he slipped.
Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam” to many, wasn’t kidding Friday when said his new plan to raise $1.2 billion a year tolling the East River bridges will hit a lot of people.
Have you recently thought you saw people flying over you around New York City? Well, you did, sort of.
The 18-year-old was apparently sailing a make-shift raft down the river when he fell into the 40 degree water near 87th Street around 6 p.m.
Some couples are adding their own pieces of hardware to the Brooklyn Bridge. A collection of love locks like the ones found in Paris, Budapest, and Seoul are starting to pile up on the New York City landmark.
People on the Brooklyn Bridge are getting a whif of a foul smell, but it’s not the result of any foul play.
Drivers who have to cross the East River were relieved that the bumper to bumper traffic has cleared in time for the morning rush, but some were angry over the weekend disruptions.
The upper level of the bridge was closed well before dawn and stayed closed for the better part of the night Saturday.
Harriet Nicholson died at Bellevue Hospital of “respiratory complications of near-drowning” — meaning a shortage of oxygen to the brain, according to Ellen Borakove, the medical examiner’s spokeswoman.
Bellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.