Plans for western Queens light rail could benefit from BQX streetcar proposal
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an above-ground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. Since last […]

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Still off track: Community leaders in Ridgewood call for freight rail reform
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After a tumultuous summer with several railroad problems, Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES) is looking for a better and safer way to transport freight by rail through the area. The civics organization made a presentation at the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA) meeting on Feb. 4, highlighting the need for better safety […]

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Glendale group is concerned over ‘vibration’ from proposed freight line changes
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BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI The Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) is not yet on board with recently presented plans regarding changes on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk branch through the area. The rails, which are currently being used by New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) to transport freight, were the focus of debate at the […]

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Glendale students shine in ‘galactic’ performance of their own musical
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The fifth- and sixth-graders of Glendale’s P.S./I.S. 113 took parents, teachers and classmates on an interstellar trip through the cosmos during the performance of their play “The Galactic Dance-a-Thon.” The kids have been working on creating this show since last October in conjunction with Inside Broadway, the city’s leading arts-education nonprofit organization, and their popular after-school […]

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Glendale brewery to host craft and food market this weekend
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Finback Brewery in Glendale is the place to be this weekend for anyone looking for unique crafts and some great local food and beer. Michelle Cook-Lopez of Cook’s Crafts and Tom Wilk of Wilk Apiary will be hosting the Spring Food and Craft Market at Finback Brewery, located at 78-01 77th Ave. in Glendale, on Saturday, […]

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