$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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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
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After near-record snowfall pummeled Queens last weekend, causing travel problems across the borough, one local politician believes snow could potentially cause havoc for pedestrians and bus riders in the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) Select Bus Service (SBS) plan, especially on the proposed medians. State Senator Joseph Addabbo took to Twitter on Wednesday, Jan. […]

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Armed duo robbed Ozone Park bank, dropped stolen cash: NYPD
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Updated 5:30 p.m. Two gun-toting individuals swiped cash from an Ozone Park bank during a heist Thursday night, but apparently dropped some of the stolen loot a short distance away away, according to police. The armed robbery occurred at 7:54 p.m. inside the TD Bank located at 97-17 Rockaway Blvd. According to authorities, the two perpetrators — described as […]

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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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South Ozone Park accident victim dies of injuries
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A 73-year-old man who was struck by a car at a South Ozone Park intersection last month has died of his injuries, police reported. According to police, Ramnauth Mahabir of 115th Street in South Ozone Park was struck by a SUV at the corner of 115th Street and Rockaway Boulevard at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2015. Reportedly, […]

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