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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

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

NTSB Finds No Engine Failure In East River Helicopter Crash

The investigators found no metal particles on a magnetic monitoring device inside the helicopter’s engine that could have indicated damage, said National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind.

10/06/2011

Helicopter being pulled from East River (credit: CBS 2); Pilot Paul Dudley (credit: Handout)

Pilot In East River Helicopter Crash Recounts Details With Colleagues

Paul Dudley told his colleagues “I don’t know why, I just know it happened very, very fast.”

10/05/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York is raised from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Lawmakers Call For Ban Of All Tourist Chopper Flights Over NYC River Corridors

Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.

10/05/2011

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

Detailed Examination Of Fatal East River Helicopter Crash Under Way

NTSB officials said the chopper likely did not have a flight data recorder, or “black box,” but engine monitors and Global Positioning System navigation equipment may have stored useful information.

10/05/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New rests on the deck of a boat that pulled it from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Helicopter Crashes Into East River; 1 Dead

The crash happened at around 3:22 p.m., shortly after the chopper took off from the 34th Street helipad. Crews at the scene lifted the chopper out of the water Tuesday evening and were able to get it onto a recovery boat.

10/04/2011

(credit: DCPI)

NYPD Officer, 28, Collapses After East River Run And Dies

Police say Officer Sherman Abrams went running along the East River in downtown Manhattan with his academy class on Monday. After completing the run he collapsed and died a short time later.

09/12/2011

(credit: Julie Shapiro, DNAinfo.com)

UES Residents, Lawmakers Protest Proposed Garbage Station Along East River

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says after years of revitalizing the East River waterfront, building a garbage station would damage the health and safety of those living in the residential neighborhood.

08/20/2011

Hudson River sewage

Pumps Now Working At Harlem Sewage Plant; Beaches Could Open Soon

New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.

07/22/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Calls Renewed For Tolls On East River Bridges

One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.

07/19/2011

(credit: Julie Shapiro, DNAinfo.com)

NYC Opens First Section Of East River Waterfront Esplanade

At the newly unveiled section, which features tables and benches, visitors can eat, read, use their laptop or simply take in the magnificent views of the harbor.

07/14/2011

An East River Ferry boat is seen arriving at Greenpoint - Brooklyn, NY - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

East River Ferry Ridership Strong After Initial Free Period

After two weeks of free rides, East River Ferry officials say their new service from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan continues to exceed expectations.

06/30/2011

The NY Waterway ferry "Thomas Jefferson" departs the Port Imperial ferry terminal - Weehawken, NJ - Sep 25, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NY Waterway Bringing New Ferry Service To East River

A new commuting option is coming for anyone tired of the East River bridges, tunnels, and subways.

06/01/2011

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