Floyd Bennett Field

The Tomatina festival in Valencia, Spain - August 26, 2009 (credit: DIEGO TUSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Decry Brooklyn Tomato Battle Scheduled For Saturday

The event is called Tomato Battle and has been billed as “Beer. Bands. Tomato Fight.” It’s a six-hour festival of drinking and dancing capped off by a chance to hurl 40,000 pounds of tomatoes at 5,000 of your closest friends.

07/19/2013

Natural Gas

Opponents Furious At Plans For Gas Pipeline Under Brooklyn, Rockaways

Opponents protested Sunday against a planned natural gas pipeline that would pass through Brooklyn and the Rockaways.

07/14/2013

Earth Day Volunteers At Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on April 22, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Earth Day Volunteers Do Their Part To Protect The Environment

For some, Earth Day took on a special meaning this year in parts of the Tri-State Area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.

04/22/2013

Sandy Debris Burning

City Burns Debris From Sandy In Brooklyn, Some Residents Voice Concern

Getting rid of the debris was a major mission a month after Superstorm Sandy, and in Brooklyn on Wednesday, some of the debris was going up in smoke.

11/28/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images), Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

President Obama Approves Measure Allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Through Rockaways, Brooklyn

The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.

11/28/2012

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

The Throgs Neck Bridge's newest feathered inhabitants: Locust (with open beak), Edgewater and Bayside, named for communities near the bridge (credit: MTA)

Whoa Baby! Nine Peregrine Falcons Hatch Atop MTA Bridges

New York City is seeing a bit of a baby boom and not just at the Bronx Zoo.

06/01/2011

Floyd Bennett Field is seen from Delta # 2555 - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 9, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

NYC Needs Runways, But ‘Ghost Airport’ Stays Quiet

As planners lament the lack of space for new runways in a region plagued by air delays, Floyd Bennett’s wide, inviting runways sits just across Jamaica Bay, opening a few times a year for special flights.

03/28/2011

A New York Police Department helicopter carrying six officers has made an emergency water landing after a suspected mechanical failure.

NYPD Chopper Forced To Make Daring Landing

There was a thumbs up Wednesday night from the crew members who were aboard a malfunctioning NYPD helicopter that crash landed into Jamaica Bay earlier in the day.

09/22/2010