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Water rescue in Jamaica Bay on June 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive Video: Couple Rescued From Jet Ski After 9 Hours

The couple was reported missing three hours into their nighttime joy ride, but it took emergency crews another six hours to find them because their watercraft had no running lights.

06/24/2014

Rockaway Pipeline

Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Worries Rockaway Peninsula Beachgoers

Construction rigs for a natural gas pipeline have been set up on the ocean, and they are not going anywhere for a while. And the project is making waves.

06/20/2014

Passengers were rescued from this Seastreak ferry that got stuck in Jamaica Bay on May 28, 2014. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Passengers Rescued After Seastreak Ferry Runs Aground In Jamaica Bay

No injuries were reported, but 29 people had to be removed from the 55-foot vessel.

05/28/2014

A man was pulled from the waters off Canarsie Pier on April 26, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

FDNY Pulls Man From Waters Off Canarsie Pier

First responders rescued man who fell over the Canarsie Pier railing into Jamaica Bay on Saturday afternoon. The whole ordeal was caught on cell phone video.

04/26/2014

(credit: nyharborparks.org)

Research Center To Focus On Ecosystem, Climate Change Around Jamaica Bay

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined federal officials Monday to announce plans for a new research center focusing on the ecosystem around Jamaica Bay.

08/12/2013

NYPD officers rescue kayakers who fell into Jamaica Bay (credit: NYPD)

New York’s Finest Save Two Men Who Fell Into Jamaica Bay

The NYPD has released video showing the aftermath of the rescue after two men fell out of a kayak into the frigid Jamaica Bay on Saturday.

02/10/2013

Jamaica Bay (credit: CBSNewYork)

Kayakers Rescued From Chilly Water After Accident In Jamaica Bay

Water temperatures around New York Harbor are currently around 40 degrees. The 32-year-old kayakers were treated for hypothermia and are in stable condition.

02/09/2013

Dominique Jamison

New Mom Dead, Several Others Injured When Car Plunges Into Marsh Near JFK; Driver Charged With DWI

A new mother died Tuesday and three others were injured, after a car an off Brookville Boulevard and plunged into a marsh near Jamaica Bay in Queens early Sunday.

12/30/2012

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

Oil sheen and absorbent pad in Paerdegat Basin Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Coast Guard Overseeing Clean-Up Of Brooklyn Oil Spill

National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out.

09/30/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Police Officers Prepare To Save Lives In The Event Of Air Catastrophe Over Water

Mechanical failure, human errors, and acts of terror pose a constant threat to commercial airliners, and with three international airports in the New York area, the possibility of a devastating crash is constantly looming.

09/24/2012

fishing

Best Fishing Spots In New York City

In the English language, nothing beats the phrase “gone fishin’.” Snag a little free time and take off with a rod and reel to cast your line at the most perfect places in New York. Get to work on that gone fishin’ sign, beg off for a mental health day from work and head out to one of these local fishing spots.

05/26/2012

A Continental Airlines jet is seen at Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Area Airports Look At Expansion

While the Port Authority takes in proposals to do an airport capacity study Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia, one local aviation advocate says the first thing to do is upgrade the air traffic control system.

07/08/2011

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

Jamaica Bay (credit: CBSNewYork)

NYC Birdwatching Guide

Where you can go – or take the kids – for an introduction world of bird watching in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

02/25/2011

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