New York Harbor

A natural gas company wants to build a gas transfer station 19 miles off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. (Photo: Handout)

Environmentalists, NYC Officials Call On Gov. Cuomo To Nix Natural Gas Terminal

State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos is against the project, which the Coast Guard is reviewing.

03/16/2015

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Could New York Harbor Ever Freeze Solid?

The shallower East River has frozen more often over the years, most famously in 1867.

02/16/2015

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NYPD Special Operations Division Tweets Out Adorable Pictures of Seals In NY Harbor

The department’s Special Operations Division tweeted pictures this week of seals chilling in New York Harbor.

01/21/2015

NYPD officers Dianna Balioni Peter Jessnik came to the rescue for a man apparently suffering a stroke on a barge in New York Harbor. (Credit: NYPD)

2 Officers Rescue Man Apparently Having Stroke On Barge In New York Harbor

Two NYPD officers came to the rescue for a man who was showing symptoms of a stroke aboard a tanker barge near the Statue of Liberty this week.

10/31/2014

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Cops: Woman’s Body Found In The Water Near Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island is a former military installation that is now a historic site and park. It’s a few hundred yards off the southern tip of Manhattan.

07/12/2014

Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 South African Explorers Make History In New York Harbor

With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.

06/20/2014

Panorama of New York Harbor at dawn as seen from Chopper 880, April 10, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Researchers Examine Whale Found Dead In New York Harbor

Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J. were in Jersey City on Wednesday, conducting a necropsy on the finback that weighs 55 to 60 tons.

04/16/2014

Artist rendering of artificial islands plan. (credit: WXY/West 8/Stevens Institute of Technology)

One Idea For Protecting NY, NJ From Powerful Storms: Man-Made Islands

The “Blue Dunes” proposal is part of Rebuild By Design, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to come up with novel ways to protect against the next big storm.

03/30/2014

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A Guide To NYC’s 10 National Parks

Of the 22 national parks in New York State, 10 are in New York City. Every year 12 million people visit these parks, monuments, and historic sites, more than 27,000 acres of protected land and preserved past. Here’s a look at them.

07/11/2013

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Effort Under Way To Restore Oysters In New York Waterways

The Oyster Research Restoration Project is working to change the fate of near-extinct oysters in New York Harbor.

06/24/2013

New York Harbor is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Bloomberg On Storm Barrier Idea: ‘Not In Your Lifetime’

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has signed an agreement with the Netherlands to share information on how to rebuild the northeast to better protect it against tidal surges, specifically including the possibility of storm barriers on the coastline.

03/05/2013

Hurricane Irene

Seen At 11: Preparing For The Perfect Storm

New York City officials say there’s no need to panic because extreme weather danger isn’t imminent. And just in case it ever is, they said they do have a plan.

10/04/2012

Manning The Rails on the U.S.S Wasp past the WTC site (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Thousands Of Servicemen And Women Sail Into NYC For Fleet Week 2012

Fleet Week is a celebration of the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard teams who protect our shores and gives New Yorkers a chance to meet those service members in person.

05/23/2012

The Titanic sank 100 years ago today. (Credit: CBS 2)

Titanic Remembered On 100th Anniversary Of Ship’s Sinking

A century ago, the Titanic would have sailed up New York Harbor, concluding her maiden transatlantic voyage.

04/15/2012

The front page of The New York Times April 15, 1912 edition details the sinking of the RMS Titanic at the opening of the "Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory" exhibition on April 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Looking Back At Titanic’s Ill-Fated Maiden Voyage To NYC; New Exhibit Opens At Mystic Aquarium

A century ago, the Titanic would have sailed up New York harbor, concluding her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage.

04/12/2012

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