$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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Suspect wanted in connection to fatal Far Rockaway shooting
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Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to a Far Rockaway shooting that left one woman dead and another one injured on Wednesday morning. Officers from the 101st Precinct responded to a 911 call about the incident at a Beach 32nd Street location at approximately 11 a.m. Upon their arrival, cops discovered a 51-year-old woman in […]

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Objections over Woodhaven Boulevard bus plan voiced at CB 9 meeting
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BY BROOKE SMITH The overwhelming opposition to the Select Bus Service (SBS) plan on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevard took center stage during Tuesday night’s Community Board 9 (CB 9) meeting at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA NYC Transit were on hand to explain how the plans […]

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‘Polar bears’ take an icy dip into the Rockaway surf for new year
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Here’s one way to get a fresh start to 2016. On New Year’s Day, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder took the plunge at the annual Rockaway Polar Bear Plunge. Though smaller than the famous Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge in Brooklyn, which attracts thousands of participants each year, the Rockaway Polar Bear Plunge has […]

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Check out Fort Tilden with local experts on New Year’s Day walk
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Located near Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, Fort Tilden offers its own kind of diversity. It’s a resting place for migrating birds, a hipster hangout during the summer, a historic district, and even a graffiti Mecca. On Jan. 1, adventurous types will be able to check out the area with two experienced American Littoral […]

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