Seaplane along the East River; Photo from the NY Times

The New York Times looks at seaplane pilots who fly vacationers between the city and the Hamptons and the "longest and most treacherous runway" in the metro area - the East River. While one seaplane pilot and seaplane business owner says he can't begin to figure out "what makes a seaplane pilot tick," this picture seems to explain enough: Who wouldn't want to fly a plane from the East River?