The pilot of a Jet Blue plane preparing to land at JFK reported a green laser beam penetrated the cockpit.
The plane was approaching JFK over Breezy Point in Queens around 7:45 Saturday night.
The pilot told air traffic controllers the green beam was so powerful he had to use a sun visor to block the light.
The laser beam appeared to come from the area of the shore and was pointed directly at the cockpit, according to the pilot.
The flight, which originated in Portland, landed safely at JFK without incident.
Police were investigating.