Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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Astoria Park bathroom sewage has been leaking into East River since 1930s
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Parents were dismayed earlier this month when they realized that the bathrooms in Astoria Park’s Charybdis Playground would be closed for a second summer due to plumbing problems. City workers discovered last spring that sewage from the playground and Astoria pool bathrooms had been seeping into the East River since the 1930’s, according to Queens Parks Commissioner […]

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Mayor to unveil plans for ‘Brooklyn Queens Connector’ streetcar line
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Commuters between Brooklyn and Queens might soon have an easier way to travel between the boroughs: an above-ground streetcar line on the waterfront. Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to unveil plans for the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) during tonight’s State of the City address in the Bronx. Similar to streetcar lines in San Francisco or many European cities, […]

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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
Photo via Twitter/@AlexBlenkinsopp

After near-record snowfall pummeled Queens last weekend, causing travel problems across the borough, one local politician believes snow could potentially cause havoc for pedestrians and bus riders in the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) Select Bus Service (SBS) plan, especially on the proposed medians. State Senator Joseph Addabbo took to Twitter on Wednesday, Jan. […]

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Safety measures implemented at site of fiery train collision in Maspeth
Inset photo via Facebook/CURES

Railroad officials hope a sign for train operators will keep things safer at a Maspeth railroad crossing. A new stop sign has been placed on the tracks at Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street in an effort to prevent another accident such as the one that took place in July 2015, which left the driver of a tractor-trailer […]

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