Despite the high cost, study finds that Brooklyn Queens Connector plan is ‘reasonable’
Photo courtesy of Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector

The proposed street car to connect the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront has been highly debated for the last few months, and on Monday, the city released a study outlining some specifics. Nonprofit group Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector commissioned a study in January to illustrate the viability of the plan, which would link 10 neighborhoods, starting at […]

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Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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MTA service for Fourth of July holiday
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Friday, July 4, subways, buses, the LIRR, Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule. More details are below. Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad The […]

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Community feedback leads to permanent bus service expansion along Vernon Boulevard
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

As they say, ask and you shall receive. Due to an immense amount of support from community members, it will now be easier to access the western Queens waterfront. The MTA announced on Friday that weekend and increased weeknight service on the Q103 route, which runs down Vernon Boulevard between Astoria and Long Island City, will be […]

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