MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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Got beef with the 7 train? Send your questions to the MTA president via #AsktheMTA hashtag
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/The_Legendary_Ranger

Riders who are fed up with 7 train service will have the opportunity to direct their questions and frustration at MTA New York City Transit President Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim at a Tuesday night meeting in Sunnyside. The 7 train is so notorious for having bad service that Queens riders started a Facebook group, 7 Train Blues, […]

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Impact Astoria: ‘Tis the season to be giving

BY GABRIELLE C. SHERB When beginning to write Impact Astoria in March 2015, I wanted to give back to the community that has been my home for close to a decade. Over these last several months I have gained so much more than anticipated. Thank you to the Queens Library (Steinway Branch), Councilman Costa Constantinides, CIANA, […]

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Participatory budgeting for District 26 to begin Thursday
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Residents in Woodside, Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside will get a chance to decide how more than $1 million in capital discretionary funding will be used to improve their communities. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting a kickoff party to celebrate the second year of participatory budgeting in his district. Last year, $1.5 million […]

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Community project ideas on display at Sunnyside participatory budgeting expo
Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO Residents in the 26th City Council District got the chance to view project proposals that will be put to a public vote later this month during Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s participatory budgeting (PB) project expo Monday night at Sunnyside Community Services. “This is a chance for residents of this district to really get […]

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