The Blizzard of 2016: Here’s how the city’s getting ready for it
Photo courtesy of National Weather Service

Updated Jan. 22, 3 p.m. “Snowmageddon 2016” is nigh for Queens and the rest of New York City, which is now under a blizzard warning from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts that between 7 and 12 inches of snow will fall across the region. The storm will be accompanied […]

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Subway service changes to affect 14 lines this weekend

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 3 At all times until Winter 2015/16 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van […]

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Free LaGuardia shuttle would up subway ridership, revenue: transit study
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A public transit advocacy group released a report this week indicating that rebranding the Q70 as a free LaGuardia Airport shuttle would increase ridership and MTA revenue at no net cost. The study was conducted by the Riders Alliance, a membership organization of subway and bus riders in New York dedicated to improving public transit. […]

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7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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Councilman Vallone’s helicopter noise resolution heard by City Council
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The City Council held a hearing last week on a resolution calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to redirect the North Shore Helicopter Route away from north Queens. The route requires helicopter pilots to fly along the north shore of Long Island rather than directly over communities, and was established after numerous community noise complaints […]

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