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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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Early Thursday morning to Friday, 1,100 gallons of gas and oil spilled into the Paerdegat Basin Creek, which connects to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, after a pipe-cementing incident had gone wrong. We reported on the story as it broke, and more information has since been released . Geoffrey Croft, blogger at A Walk In The Park NYC and…

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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz issues a press release this morning, commending the state Department of Environmental Conservation for their fast response to Friday’s oil spill in Jamaica Bay. Below is the press release: In the wake of Friday’s oil and gas spill in JamaicaBay, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), a member of the Assembly’s Committee on Environmental…

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UPDATED POST (7:28 p.m.): National Grid contractors are cleaning up 1,100 gallons of gas and oil that gushed into the waters of Paerdegat Basin, which connects to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, after an accident Friday night. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Swanson told Sheepshead Bites that National Grid was cementing an older pipe when…

Police & Fire
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Tragedy struck the family of Yevgeniy “Eugene” Glebov, a 29-year-old Brighton Beach lifeguard found dead in the waters off the Rockaways yesterday. He was discovered by a tugboat crew after he disappeared setting off on a lone fishing trip this past Friday. Glebov, a Staten Island native, was an avid spear fisherman who was known for his…

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DailyDOCUMERICA recently dug up this old photo of Plum Beach, taken in May 1973 by Coney Island native Arthur Tress. It looks to be a part of the same Tress series as the Plumb Beach photo we showed you – also from DailyDOCUMERICA – in early July. Looks like they’re having fun, but considering they’re fishing…

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Folks strolling along the Emmons Avenue pier may notice the dinner boats, the restaurants and the swans in the Bay. And, of course, that local trademark: groups of fishermen, at the crack of dawn, continuing Sheepshead Bay’s traditional line of work. The New York Times ran a profile of one of the fishermen, 28-year-old Kyle…

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From Newsday: The fluke and porgy seasons open in New York waters Tuesday with less restrictive rules on the number and size fish anglers can take. For fluke, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cut the size of keeper fish this month to 19.5 inches from 20.5 last year. Anglers can keep four…

Business
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CBS News’ Marketwatch blog put together a roundup of “unusual, creative locations” for business meetings, breaking away from the conventions of stuffy boardrooms and restaurants where you try to make your pitch in between shoveling sustenance into your pie-hole. They queried a handful of corporate executives, including one who shared this anecdote about a business…

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