Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
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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. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
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BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
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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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Queens hit with slushy snow for morning commute
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Queens is in for another slushy weekend. The borough woke to the morning commute with two inches of slushy snow on the ground, and more in store later in the day, including limited visibility, temperatures in the low 30s, and wind chills in the 20s. If you left your hat and gloves […]

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Attend a town hall meeting looking for answers on possible L train shutdown
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With the MTA considering shutting down portions of the L train for over a year to make repairs, commuters from Ridgewood and other areas on the line are looking to make sure the authority hears their grievances and concerns. Last month the MTA said they were considering shutting down L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in […]

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