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Steeplechase Pier, located off the boardwalk at Coney Island, reopened this week, nearly a year after sustaining significant damage following Superstorm Sandy. Amusing the Zillion reported earlier this week that repairs on the pier were almost completed and will open sometime this month. Now, reader Bruce Brodinsky has tipped us off that the pier is fully open,…

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I’m just going to assume that iMovie isn’t some cheap Apple editing software that allows anyone with with too much time on their hands and a smartphone to construct fake movie trailers to impress their friends. That being said, I cannot wait to see the epic feature length movie Jamaica Bay explode in theaters this summer. I’m…

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Ah, the simple pleasure of fishing. It’s a peaceful hobby that requires skill and patience. Not everyone is blessed with the skills needed to fish, and even more people aren’t blessed with the time… or the boat for that matter. Lucky for us, these boys in the video above hopped in their party boat, left…

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According to a release by the New York Times, the city environmental officials lifted an advisory on recreational water activity issued last month after Superstorm Sandy. The environmental advisory applied to the East River, Hudson River, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay and the Kill Van Krull. The advisory was put into effect after power outages caused wastewater treatment plants…

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has issued the following advisory: Due to flooding and power related shutdowns caused by Hurricane Sandy, wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations have discharged untreated wastewater into New York City waterways. The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene advises that direct contact with the…

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The following is a press release issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and state Department of Health have lifted the boating advisory in Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn that was in place since the oil spill that led to discharges into the Basin while…

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When we first broke the story about the Paerdegat Basin oil spill, in which an estimated 800 to 1,400 gallons of natural gas condensate, compressor oil and turbine oil poured into the waters near Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, info was scarce. Representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Environmental Conservation told us the spill had…

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