Get tips and tricks to avoid a long, harrowing commute with the ‘7 Train Survival Guide’
Photo via Flickr Creative Commons/Brian Pocius

The 7 train has long been a source of anxiety for daily commuters, from the frequent delays to overcrowded platforms, and one group has created an extensive list to highlight tips to navigate every stop on the line. Access Queens, a transit advocacy group based in Sunnyside, has created the “7 Train Survival Guide.” It […]

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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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