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Teens In Student Conservation Association Clean Up Gateway National Recreational Area

Teenagers, banded together in the Student Conservation Association (SCA), picked up shovels and handcarts and began cleaning up Jamaica Bay and other parts of...

New Management Plan Considers The Future Of Jamaica Bay

The Obama administration is looking to transform Jamaica Bay and other parks located in urban areas, into hotspots for hiking, biking, boating and camping,...

Bullet Points: Fidler Pushes Green Plan For Future Flood Protection

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfMpnRrUAMA] “Bullet Points” is our format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant...

“Hurricane Sandy: Before And After” Photo Exhibit

A fascinating and revealing photo exhibit is being unveiled at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Queens next week, detailing Superstorm Sandy's impact on...

Long Recovery Expected For Gateway Recreation Area

Six weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck the Gateway Recreational Area, a majority of the space remains closed, according to a New York Times report. The...

Photos: Floyd Bennett Used As Staging Ground For Sandy Recovery

Anyone who has tried to visit Floyd Bennett Field since Superstorm Sandy rolled through more than three weeks ago has discovered that the site...

City, Fed Sign Jamaica Bay Management Deal, Announce Plans For Conservancy...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsaDh268b-I?rel=0] Mayor Michael Bloomberg and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed a deal yesterday establishing a management agreement between the city and...

Marsh Restoration Has Wildlife’s ‘Seal’ Of Approval

The following was sent to us by Dr. JoAnne Castagna, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District: As construction...

Op-Ed: The Bird Holocaust Is Coming To Jamaica Bay!

There is an old parable about the Holocaust. With a little tweaking, it translates quite well to the situation we face at Jamaica Bay today: First they...

Photos: Historic William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center Reopens At Floyd Bennett...

Administrators of the Gateway National Recreation Area, Congressman Bob Turner and New York City Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined together with nature enthusiasts...

JFK Airport Plan To Discharge Toxic Chemicals Into Jamaica Bay Sparks...

A proposal to allow deicing chemicals and other toxins from John F. Kennedy International Airport to flow freely into Jamaica Bay has sparked a...

BREAKING: Sandbags Placed On Plumb Beach

We've just received word that the city has placed additional sandbags on Plumb Beach in an effort to prevent further erosion and flooding on...

City Abandons Plumb Beach Ahead Of Hurricane, Puts Belt Parkway At...

It was less than two years ago that another hurricane beginning with the letter "I" battered Plumb Beach, obliterating a section of it and...