The 188th Street Bridge deck rehabilitation project in Queens will be completed in just 10 days
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The $15 million project to fix up the 188th Street Bridge, which carries pedestrians over the Grand Central Parkway in Jamaica Estates, is expected to be completed four months ahead of schedule, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. In conjunction with Cuomo’s Drivers First initiative — which aims to minimize the impacts of construction on the traveling […]

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MTA unveiled new designs for subway trains and stations
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Open cars, wider doors, Wi-Fi and charging stations are just some of the features included in the new subway cars unveiled by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday. As part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program, 1,025 new subway cars will be enhanced and 31 stations will be completely renovated. Up to 750 trains will have […]

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Ticketing app for LIRR and Metro-North trains will be available by the end of summer
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A new app, which should make life for Queens commuters much more convenient, will be coming sooner than expected. The MTA eTix app, a free app that will allow Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad tickets to be purchased on customers’ mobile devices, was announced Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Customers on the LIRR Port Washington Branch […]

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Graduating class at Ridgewood middle school leaves time capsule for future students
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As the clock ticked closer to the final dismissal bell of the year, the 2016 graduating class at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood left a part of themselves at the school for future generations. Michael Cognato, the class of 2016 senior activities coordinator, came up with the idea for this year’s graduating class to leave behind […]

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Queens Lit Fest in Long Island City will feature local poets and musicians
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One former journalist is hoping to expose the Queens community to the borough’s best poets while giving aspiring artists a platform to showcase their work. Mike Geffner started the Queens Lit Fest last year, where more than 300 people came out to LIC Bar for a two-day poetry and prose reading series. This year, Geffner […]

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