EXCLUSIVE: Local lawmaker calls on MTA to delay start of M train repairs until emergency DOT project is complete
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The traffic nightmare of next year’s repairs to the M train could be even worse. As the MTA begins preparations for Phase 1 of the project that will close the entire line for two whole months, they may run into some problems with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) emergency replacement of the severely damaged deck of […]

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Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is getting new energy-saving bulbs
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The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s lights are now whiter, brighter and greener. The MTA announced on Earth Day, April 22, that all the lightbulbs on all of the bridge’s 182 main cables have been replaced with LED lights. Unlike the original mercury-vapor bulbs, the LEDs will reduce electricity costs by 73 percent and last up to five years […]

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PHOTOS: Ridgewood celebrates springtime with a big street festival on Myrtle Avenue
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Spring has finally sprung, and the residents of Ridgewood were out in droves on Sunday, April 17, to celebrate the warm weather at the spring Myrtle Avenue street festival. Hundreds of people walked along the shopping strip between Forest and Wyckoff avenues enjoying the entertainment, shopping and international food from the more than 200 merchants and vendors lining the […]

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City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

As the future of the Rockaway Beach line remains in question, one thing is not up for debate: the deteriorating stanchions are now much safer thanks to recent repairs. During a press conference in December of last year, state Senator Joseph Addabbo called on city agencies to repair the stanchions of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) […]

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