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  • Small plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot hurt, rescued

    05/27/2016 7:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK – A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, but the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was rescued, authorities said. The pilot ditched the plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, on a part of the river near where a US Airways commercial jet carrying 155 people splash-landed in 2009 in what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson. The P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was the only person aboard, and he was being taken to a hospital, New Jersey state police Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn...
  • CBS2 Exclusive: Driver Speaks After Recording Horrific Truck Accident On Tappan Zee

    05/15/2016 7:35:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS2 NY ^ | 5/15/16
    A driver spoke out Sunday evening, two days after recording a truck hauling scrap metal as it tipped over and lost some of its wheels on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The crash happened around 9 a.m. Friday on the northbound side of the bridge. Images from the scene showed the overturned truck with pieces of scrap metal and debris all over the roadway, and the video showed truck sending debris and two wheels flying across the road. The trailer and flying debris narrowly missed the car behind it. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported exclusively, Qing Chang of Ardsley was driving...
  • Higher tolls take effect at Hudson River bridges, tunnels

    12/15/2015 6:07:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies ^ | December 6, 2015 | MARINA VILLENEUVE
    It’s no surprise that the commuters and commercial truck-drivers who regularly slog across the George Washington Bridge are not happy with the news: Starting Sunday, auto motorists using cash will have to pay $15 to cross, a trip that until recently cost half that. They are the drivers from North Jersey and beyond who help make it the world’s busiest motor-vehicle bridge. And they are the same drivers who now must pay one of the most expensive tolls in the country. On Saturday afternoon, motorists were given a chance to vent, and they were more than willing to step up....
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • Son: Mom cried NY river plunge 'terrible mistake'

    04/14/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid Hudson River changed her mind as the van sank and cried, "I made a mistake, I made a terrible mistake," said her 10-year-old son, who survived by crawling out a window and swimming ashore.
  • How Peter Townsend saved the nation [RevWar]

    01/28/2011 9:56:49 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 19 replies
    The Chronicle (Orange County, NY) ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Ginny Privitar
    The exterior of Peter Townsend’s house in Chester, now torn down. Contract for West Point’s Great Chain signed in Chester 233 years ago. In these days of intercontinental ballistic missile shields and missile-tracking radar, it’s hard to imagine that the national defense once depended on a simple iron chain. During the Revolutionary War, a patriot named Peter Townsend lived on a three-acre lot not far from the corner of present-day Elm and Main streets in Chester. He was a member of an important family from Oyster Bay, Long Island. The family home, Raynham Hall, is today a museum, and...
  • Volunteers Needed to Rig Half Moon (Replica of Henry Hudson's Ship)

    04/11/2010 1:49:15 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies · 310+ views
    EMail | April 10, 2010 | Jay Pocius
    Volunteers Needed to Rig Half Moon, April 17/18 & 24/25 This is our first email sent through Constant Comment. It is also the first HTML (web-like) email for us. If you would prefer to change your copy back to "plain text" or modify your email address, scroll to the bottom and click 'update profile.' 1. Help Rig Half Moon, Weekends in April 17/18 & 24/25 Volunteer crew are needed the weekends of April 17/18 and 24/25 to help rig the Half Moon for seasonal sailing operations. Jennifer Reilly will manage the re-rig, and assign training and jobs according to ship...
  • Inquiry: Climate data not manipulated

    03/30/2010 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 869+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 30, 2010 | news services
    LONDON - The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved. The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee said they had seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming — two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues. In their report released Wednesday, the committee said that, as far...
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Retires

    03/03/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 723+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 03, 2010 | MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP
    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has flown his final flight. [SNIP]
  • Visiting the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge

    09/28/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 581+ views ^ | September 1, 2009 | jeffre page
    Once upon a time, when you were just a kid, Mom or Dad probably read you "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.” And years later maybe you read this 1942 classic by Hildegarde H. Swift to your own children.   Little Red was saved twice by children, once from being auctioned off and once from neglect. The story begins with the introduction of a little lighthouse sitting on the rocky Manhattan shore of the Hudson River.  “It was round and fat and red. It was fat and red and jolly. And it was very, very proud.”  The...
  • EPA Says It Will Toss Artifacts from Historic 18th Century Fort into a Landfill

    08/20/2009 4:07:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 739+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 18, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    ( – Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency restarted a controversial dredging project on the Hudson River, dredgers operated by the General Electric Company dislodged wooden beams that are the last remnants of one of the largest British forts in the American colonies. The EPA now says that the beams are contaminated with potential carcinogens known as PCBs and therefore must be buried in a landfill. The dredging operation is being conducted to remove sediments containing PCBs from the river about 40 miles north of Albany, N.Y. Fort Edward, where the dredging damage occurred, was one of...
  • EPA Says It Will Toss Artifacts from Historic 18th Century Fort into a Landfill

    08/18/2009 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,584+ views ^ | 8/18/09 | Adam Brickley
    ( – Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency restarted a controversial dredging project on the Hudson River, dredgers operated by the General Electric Company dislodged wooden beams that are the last remnants of one of the largest British forts in the American colonies. The EPA now says that the beams are contaminated with potential carcinogens known as PCBs and therefore must be buried in a landfill
  • A Different Kind of Miracle on the Hudson

    08/15/2009 10:48:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 1,049+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 15, 2009
    AUGUST 15, 2009 A Different Kind of Miracle on the Hudson After he saw a helicopter and a plane collide, a priest discovers a family's faith JONATHAN MORRIS I know now it wasn't happenstance that I was on the shores of the Hudson River last weekend, when a small plane collided with Capt. Jeremy Clarke's helicopter, taking his life and the lives of eight others on a clear Saturday afternoon in August. As I whispered a prayer after his helicopter plunged into the Hudson, others around me scrambled to call 911 and ran to the edge of the piers to...
  • Air traffic controller suspended, was chatting on phone with girlfriend during Hudson River crash

    08/13/2009 10:42:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 2,064+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | AUGUST 13, 2009 | BY KENNETH R. BAZINET
    The air traffic controller at Teterboro Airport was on the phone with his girlfriend during the mid-air collision over the Hudson River. His supervisor had wandered off and wasn't even in the tower. Horrified officials called their actions "unacceptable," even though they were not blamed for Saturday's crash. Both controllers - who were not immediately identified - have been suspended and will likely be fired. Crash probes by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration revealed the two controllers seriously deviated from their assignments at the time of the collision. Nine people died when a single-engine Piper...
  • Raw Home Video of Hudson River Helicopter / Plane Mid-Air Collision Surfaces - Raw Video

    08/13/2009 5:34:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 1,765+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is raw video of the mid-air collision of a helicopter and a plane over the Hudson River last Saturday, August 8. It was taken by a tourist, and the home video has been aired by WNBC-TV in New York. Nine people perished in the collision. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Moment Of Impact - Hudson River Mid-Air Footage from NBC News

    08/13/2009 5:06:52 PM PDT · by library user · 22 replies · 3,661+ views
    NBC News / YouTube ^ | August 13, 2009
    Obtained by NBC news, this video shot by an Italian tourist shows the moment of impact between a Piper Saratoga and a Eurocopter over the Hudson River. The accident killed all nine aboard the two aircraft. >> WATCH <<
  • Collision of Plane, Helicopter Over Hudson Leaves 9 Dead

    08/08/2009 2:42:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 2,285+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sat, 08 Aug 2009 | Keith B. Richburg
    A small plane collided with a tourist helicopter over the Hudson River Friday on crystal clear summer afternoon, ripping the rotor blades from the helicopter and severing one of the plane's wings, sending both aircraft plunging into the murky water and killing all nine people on board. Witnesses to the crash described how the debris from the two aircraft disappeared within seconds beneath the water's surface, and rescue workers soon determined there were no survivors. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said the plane, which had just left from Teterboro, New Jersey, was carrying a pilot and two passengers, including a child....
  • Breaking: Helicopter Crash in the Hudson (NYC midair collision)

    08/08/2009 9:40:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies · 10,032+ views
    1010Wins ^ | 8/8/09 | 1010wins
    At least one helicopter has gone down in the Hudson River near 14th Street....Details remain sketchy, but there are reports that a small plane and a helicopter collided mid-air. There is a flurry of activity with Police, Fire and E.M.S. at the scene with reports that divers are in the water.
  • Breaking: Reports Death (Accident? Suicide?) Of Former Korean President Roh Mu Hyon (Appeaser)

    05/22/2009 6:47:43 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 4,427+ views
    Yahoo News Japanese ^ | 23 May 2009 | Yahoo Japan
    Link to Japanese story. Breaking initially from South Korean news organization Yonhap about 30 minutes ago Said former President died in a "mountain climbing" accident. Also speculating suicide.This was the architect of the "Sunshine Policy" of appeasement toward North Korea. Good friend of Clintons. BREAKING
  • The Climate-Industrial Complex (companies are pushing this scam to collect taxpayer cash, i.e. GE)

    05/20/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 983+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2009 | Bjorn Lomborg
    Some business leaders are cozying up with politicians and scientists to demand swift, drastic action on global warming. This is a new twist on a very old practice: companies using public policy to line their own pockets. The tight relationship between the groups echoes the relationship among weapons makers, researchers and the U.S. military during the Cold War. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the might of the "military-industrial complex," cautioning that "the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." He worried that "there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly...
  • Dredging of Pollutants Begins in Hudson

    05/17/2009 5:51:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,065+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2009 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    MOREAU, N.Y. — Twenty-five years after the federal government declared a long stretch of the Hudson River to be a contaminated Superfund site, the cleanup of its chief remaining source of pollution began here Friday with a single scoop of mud extracted by a computer-guided dredge. Twelve dredges are to work round the clock, six days a week, into October, removing sediment laced with the chemicals known as PCBs. Mile-long freight trains running every several days will carry the dried mud to a hazardous-waste landfill in Texas. An estimated 1.3 million pounds of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, flowed into the...
  • Assem Hammoud, suspect in alleged New York tunnels plot, released on bail in Lebanon

    03/23/2009 2:24:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,246+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Updated Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 2:16 AM | BY ALISON GENDAR AND BILL HUTCHINSON
    The accused Al Qaeda mastermind of a foiled plot to use suicide bombers to blow up Hudson River tunnels has been freed in Lebanon on a mere $667 bail. Assem Hammoud's release from a Beirut jail occurred months ago, but was kept quiet until he appeared in a TV interview Tuesday claiming his innocence.
  • A current Airbus Captain's explanation of the "Miracle on the Hudson"

    02/18/2009 8:45:28 AM PST · by mick · 20 replies · 1,545+ views
    Email | Feb ,17, 2009 | Unkown
    -------------------------- I said yesterday that I would summarise what the crew went through the other day so here goes... Reports state geese were flying at 2900'. This would imply that the A320 would have already cleaned up from its original take off flap setting (most likely config 1 which would have a small amount of flap on the trailing edge and a small amount of slat on the leading edge) to a clean configuration and acceleration to 250 kts indicated airspeed, the maximum permitted speed below 10,000' in the US. The engines would have been in the 'climb gate' which...
  • 'Miracle' pilot tells why he ditched in river - [UPDATE: he won’t appear on “Today” show Monday]

    01/18/2009 10:40:56 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 54 replies · 2,767+ views ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Larry Neumeister,David B. Caruso, Associated Press
    The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a catastrophic crash in a populated neighborhood, he told investigators Saturday.
  • US Airways Flight 1549 Crash Lands in Hudson River - Raw Video

    01/17/2009 9:14:41 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 2,036+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is amazing raw video from various surveillance cameras of the US Airways Flight 1549 crash landing into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. All 155 passengers aboard the plane survived in what is being called "Miracle on the Hudson." . . . . . (watch video)
  • Now let's honor pilot who saved Flight 1549: Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger

    01/16/2009 12:21:31 AM PST · by malkee · 89 replies · 3,705+ views
    New York Daily Newis ^ | Jan 16 2009 | Michael Daly
    Just when we really needed a miracle, we got one. "Miracle on the Hudson," Gov. Paterson rightly called it. Paterson was standing with the mayor and the police commissioner and the fire commissioner and other faces that have become too familiar to us in moments of tragedy. They must have all been stricken with the same dread when word came that a passenger plane had gone down in the icy Hudson River on a day of killing cold. The dread was shared by all the cops and firefighters and paramedics who raced to the scene, emergency lights garish in the...
  • Activists: Nuclear plants kill billions of fish eggs

    01/15/2009 7:34:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 975+ views
    bergen record ^ | 10.19.08 | JIM FITZGERALD
    BUCHANAN, N.Y. — For a striped bass in the Hudson River, a clutch of trout eggs in Lake Michigan or a salmon in San Francisco Bay, drifting a little too close to a power plant spells death. Sucked in with enormous volumes of water, battered against the sides of pipes and heated by steam, the small fry of the aquatic world are being sacrificed to the cooling systems of power plants around the country. Environmentalists say the killing is needless, but energy-industry officials say opponents of nuclear power exaggerate the losses. The issue is being debated at an Indian Point...
  • BBC: Airbus crashes in New York river ( Video )

    01/15/2009 3:55:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 2,547+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 15 January 2009 23:19 GMT, | BBC Staff
    See link for Video:Passengers are rescued from the plane's wingsA US airliner on a domestic flight with at least 152 people aboard has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City but with no loss of life.All 148 passengers and the crew of at least four were rescued from the sinking plane, with some suffering injuries on impact. The US Airways Airbus A320 crashed just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport heading for Charlotte, North Carolina. Officials believe the plane may have collided with a flock of geese. "There is no indication that the incident is security-related," a homeland...
  • U.S. Airways Jet Crash Lands in Hudson River; All Passengers Reported Alive - Video 1/15/09

    01/15/2009 1:55:57 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 983+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    A U.S. Airways Jet has crash landed in New York's Hudson River after hitting a flock of Canadian Geese. All 149 passengers aboard the plane are reported to have survived miraculously. The video below includes an eyewitness who says the pilots made an incredibly controlled landing in the Hudson River . . . . (watch video)
  • Jet crash in Hudson off NYC

    01/15/2009 12:48:46 PM PST · by wtc911 · 18 replies · 1,635+ views
    local news
    US Airways Commercial aircraft crashed in Hudson River off Manhattan
  • US Airways Plane Crashes in Hudson River

    01/15/2009 1:09:57 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 43 replies · 3,294+ views
    AP via WSJ ^ | 15 January 2008 | Associated Press
    A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. New York City firefighters, federal transportation officials and an armada of boats were responding to the accident. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries. "I just thought, "Why is it so low?" And, splash, it hit the water," said witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press. The plane was submerged in the icy waters up to the windows, and rescue crews had opened the door and were pulling passengers in yellow life vests from the plane. Several...

    01/15/2009 12:55:51 PM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,470+ views
    WCBS TV New York ^ | 15 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    A plane has crashed in the Hudson River off of Manhattan - A US Airways plane. 151 people aboard. Flight 1549
  • US Airways Jet crashes in Hudson River in NYC

    01/15/2009 12:47:38 PM PST · by Red Steel · 576 replies · 35,562+ views
    Fox ^ | Jan 15, 2009
    Breaking now of Fox News.
  • George Washington takes Fort Lee exit from redcoats

    11/22/2007 11:58:03 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 231+ views
    the record ^ | November 18, 2007 | JOHN BRENNAN
     Andrew Wnukowski of Hillside checks his redcoat costume in the glint of a car window. About 5,000 British troops came ashore at Closter Dock in Alpine on Nov. 20, 1776, setting the stage for the redcoats to capture Fort Lee from the upstart American revolutionaries later in the day.   On Saturday, four "soldiers" with red coats, muskets and goatskin backpacks -- along with a dozen or so intrepid "civilians" -- re-created the climb up the Palisades toward the site named after Gen. Charles Lee, who would be court-martialed two years later for disobeying Gen. George Washington's orders during the...
  • Get Ready for Fleet Week in New York City

    05/22/2007 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 644+ views
    1010wins ^ | Tuesday, 22 May 2007
    USS Enterprise Ships, aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard arrive in New York City on Wednesday for the start of Fleet Week. will provide streaming video of the Parade of ships. The annual Fleet Week event gives citizens the opportunity to meet the crews and tour some of the ships. There will also be several military demonstrations and displays throughout the week. Norfolk Naval Base USS Nassau USS Wasp L-CAC USNS Laramie Fast Attack Sub On Wednesday morning, some of the ships expected to participate in the Parade of Ships up the...
  • G.E. Moves Ahead on Removal of PCBs From 2 Rivers, but Frustration Remains

    05/01/2007 9:02:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 546+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2007 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than 30 years have passed since Congress banned a broad range of synthetic compounds called PCBs. Yet 2.65 million cubic yards of mud on the bottom of the Hudson River remain contaminated with the chemicals, which are considered neurotoxins and probable human carcinogens. Since 2002, General Electric has been under federal order to clean approximately 40 miles of the Hudson where its factories discharged PCBs. Preliminary site clearing for the huge project began last week, but actual dredging will not start until 2009 at the earliest. Here, on another PCB-contaminated river about 60 miles to the...
  • Tugs to Try Budging Intrepid Again, With Less Pomp

    12/04/2006 11:55:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,110+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 2, 2006 | PATRICK McGEEHAN
    A month after failing to budge the aircraft carrier Intrepid from its muddy berth, a team of tugboats will try again on Tuesday morning to tow it across the Hudson River to New Jersey for repairs and refurbishment. The next attempt to move the Intrepid, which has housed a military museum on the West Side of Manhattan since 1982, is scheduled to begin between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., during high tide, Bill White, the president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, said yesterday. The five-mile voyage to a dry dock in Bayonne, N.J., will take several hours, but...
  • NY: Archaeologists find 18th-century store (Ft. Edward, Hudson River, 1800s-era 'Stop'n'$hop')

    10/08/2006 7:55:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06 | Chris Carola - ap
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. - This history-rich Hudson River community has yielded a museum's worth of 18th-century military artifacts over the decades, from musket balls to human skeletons. But a colonial soldier's daily lot wasn't all fighting and bloodshed. They had their share of down time, and that's where the sutler came in, offering for sale two of the few diversions from frontier duty: alcohol and tobacco. A five-year-long archaeological project has unearthed the 250-year-old site of a merchant's establishment that sold wine, rum, tobacco and other goods to the thousands of soldiers who passed through this region during the French...
  • Despite Warnings, Many Persist in Eating Fish From the Hudson

    08/19/2006 8:55:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,118+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 19, 2006 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Aug. 14 — On a recent cloudless afternoon, Croton Point Park seemed to be a fishing paradise. The tide was low; the breeze was soft. Families picnicked and people stood along the shore with fishing rods, casting out into the Hudson in hopes of catching and carrying away one of the river’s coveted bluefish or striped bass. The only problem — though it was invisible — was in the fish themselves. “We’ve been coming here to get our fish for many years, and it’s been great,” said Miguel Tejada, holding a sleek fishing rod in his hands as...
  • Massive manatee favors Manhattan suburbs

    08/08/2006 6:58:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 789+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 7, 2006
    In the heat of summer, all sorts of tourists head north to cooler climes. This year, a manatee has joined the crowd, cruising past the nightclubs of Manhattan and continuing north.The massive animal has been spotted in the Hudson River at least three times in the last week — first off the Chelsea and Harlem sections of Manhattan, then to the north in Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County."It was gigantic," said Randy Shull, who said he spotted the unusual visitor Sunday afternoon while boating at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. "When we saw it surface, its back was just...
  • Soaking the Taxpayers - The EPA’s Hudson River mandates are a waste of resources.

    08/01/2006 11:19:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 434+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 01, 2006 | Elizabeth M. Whelan
    August 01, 2006, 6:30 a.m. Soaking the TaxpayersThe EPA’s Hudson River mandates are a waste of resources. By Elizabeth M. Whelan The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will let General Electric delay the dredging of the Hudson River — which the agency had ordered GE to undertake several years ago in order to further reduce levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The delay will allow GE to complete work on a “sediment-processing facility” by 2007. Environmentalists are characteristically outraged. “We think this is a big mistake,'' says Rob Moore, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York. As...
  • Son's rescue called a 'miracle' (Crashed plane rescue in South Jersey)

    01/03/2006 2:24:12 PM PST · by emiller · 13 replies · 576+ views
    Philadephia Daily News ^ | 01-03-06 | MICHAEL HINKELMAN
    It was divine intervention, said Dorothy Flynn of Holmesburg - "a miracle." She was explaining to a reporter how her son Mark Sorey had been rescued hours earlier after the small plane he had been piloting plunged into the Hudson River just north of Manhattan yesterday afternoon. "I believe the good Lord was with him, I really do. This is God working," Flynn said. Sorey, 44, who is a student pilot, and his instructor, John Eberle, were pulled from the 50-degree waters by Coast Guard divers and put into rescue baskets. They were then lifted to safety by hovering New...
  • Police Hold Men in Hudson Raft

    07/12/2005 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies · 1,137+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/12/05 | unstated
    Two men seen taking pictures of the George Washington Bridge from an inflatable raft in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon were taken into custody by the police when they came ashore. The police said last night that no arrests had been made, but Sgt. Brian Mullen of the 34th Precinct said that charges against the men, who were not identified, were pending. One possible charge was unauthorized use of the raft in the wrong place, he said.
  • GAY LOVER IN GWB DEATH LEAP (lover's spat prompted deadly dive into river)

    11/22/2005 5:52:08 AM PST · by Liz · 80 replies · 2,424+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 22, 2005 | ERIKA MARTINEZ and BILL HOFFMANN
    A lover's spat between two gay men driving over the George Washington Bridge ended in tragedy yesterday when the driver stopped the vehicle mid-span and dived headfirst into the Hudson River............ "It was terrible, just terrible — something awful to see," said Gus Guerra, who was in his boat under the bridge............"He was shaking a bit and moving in the water when I pulled him out. His face was pretty bad and blood was coming out of his ears." The jumper, 45, was pronounced dead a short time later. The nightmarish drama began at 11:30 a.m., when the two men...
  • G.E. Commits to Dredging 43 Miles of Hudson River

    10/06/2005 7:16:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 982+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 7, 2005 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    Nearly three decades after PCB's were discovered in the upper Hudson River, General Electric made a binding agreement yesterday to dredge the dangerous chemicals from the river in one of the largest and most expensive industrial cleanups in history. The agreement appears to end years of resistance by G.E. and initiates a process in which the company could eventually spend hundreds of millions of dollars to remove PCB's from 43 miles of river bottom stretching from Hudson Falls to Troy. Work will start in the spring of 2007 and could be completed in six years, if there are no interruptions....
  • 'The Little Red Lighthouse' under the George Washington Bridge

    07/19/2004 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,968+ views
    The Record ^ | 07.19.04
    'The Little Red Lighthouse' Monday, July 19, 2004 By THOMAS E. FRANKLIN THOMAS E. FRANKLIN / THE RECORD Under the big gray bridge sits a little red lighthouse. Hardly known and seldom seen, it sits quietly on the New York side of the Hudson, under the mighty roar of the George Washington Bridge. Immortalized in a popular children's book, it has stood as a quaint reminder of the past.The last surviving lighthouse in Manhattan, it stands just 40 feet high and a mere 28 feet above water. It was once an important beacon for ships from the north heading out...
  • Albany NY - 3 Sailors Remain Missing from Capsized Cargo Ship

    12/11/2003 8:58:57 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 365+ views
    Times Union ^ | December 11, 2003 | Brendan Lyons
    ALBANY -- Hope dimmed late Wednesday of finding three sailors who disappeared when a 289-foot Dutch cargo ship capsized in icy waters at the Port of Albany, setting in motion an intensive investigation and recovery effort that U.S. Coast Guard authorities believe will continue for months. Coast Guard Cmdr. John E. Cameron said there is no indication of foul play or negligence and the ship had cleared inspection earlier this year in Hawaii, but investigators are trying to reconstruct the accident to determine what caused the ship to tip on its port, or left, side as its 18-man crew...