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The rescue unit in the East River. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teenager Dies After Slipping, Falling From FDR Drive Into East River

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.

05/13/2012

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Local Leaders Want Macy’s Fireworks Display To Return To East River

The show was moved in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River.

04/02/2012

John Massas (Credit: CBS 2)

Search Resumes For Body Of Worker Who Fell From Throgs Neck Bridge

John Massas, 35, is a subcontractor with Nuco Painting out of Islandia. Officials said Massas was working underneath the bridge when he slipped.

03/31/2012

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New East River Bridges Toll Proposal Goes After Everyone, Including Bicyclists

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.

03/23/2012

Flying men over the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: YouTube)

‘Human’ Flying Machines Buzz New York City

Have you recently thought you saw people flying over you around New York City? Well, you did, sort of.

02/03/2012

A teenager was rescued after falling into the East River on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Rescued After Falling Into East River

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.

01/13/2012

A love lock placed on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Couples Leaving ‘Love Locks’ On The Brooklyn Bridge

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.

11/28/2011

Brooklyn Bridge - Nov 18, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Something Stinks On The Brooklyn Bridge

People on the Brooklyn Bridge are getting a whif of a foul smell, but it’s not the result of any foul play.

11/18/2011

59th Street Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Disruptions On Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge End For Start Of Workweek

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.

11/13/2011

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Traffic (credit: CBS 2)

Filming For ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Leads To Heavy Traffic Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The upper level of the bridge was closed well before dawn and stayed closed for the better part of the night Saturday.

11/12/2011

Rescue effort after helicopter crashes into East River (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Third Victim Of East River Helicopter Crash Passes Away Sunday

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.

11/06/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River is hoisted from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Second Female Passenger Aboard Doomed East River Chopper Dies

Bellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.

10/12/2011

NYPD Logo - File / Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NYPD Detective’s Columbus Day Rescue Just His Latest Exploit

Detective Ben Kalinsky is the same man who helped rescue two women from the East River after last week’s helicopter crash.

10/11/2011

A tourist helicopter takes off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport - New York, NY (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA, Private Choppers Create Secret Deal That May Make River Travel Dangerous

New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.

10/10/2011

A diver enters the waters of the East River next to orange buoys that mark the spot where a helicopter crashed, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Survivors Of Helicopter Crash In East River Issue Statement Of Thanks To Rescuers

“We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the rescue teams who acted with great courage, and also to hospital staff at Bellevue Hospital Center and the NYPD, for their compassion, kindness and great care,” said the statement.

10/07/2011

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