Floyd Bennett Field
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.
Opponents protested Sunday against a planned natural gas pipeline that would pass through Brooklyn and the Rockaways.
For some, Earth Day took on a special meaning this year in parts of the Tri-State Area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.
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.
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.
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.
New York City is seeing a bit of a baby boom and not just at the Bronx Zoo.
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.
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.