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A borough wide civil war for the city owned Rockaway Beach Branch: There will be winners ad losers on this war altogether.

A reactivated Rockaway Beach line would be expected to enable 500,000 new weekday daily rides for Woodhaven, Rego Park, Richmond hill and Howard Beach along a corridor woefully underserved by public transportation, and (to address 'high line' fantasies) over provisioned by existing parks. Though it's ridiculous to have to spell this out for those framing 'Queensway' as a means of improving park access, Forest Park access would be dramatically improve were there, you know, train stations on either side of it. This opens up more of queens - even Rockaway - to participating in the 30- and 60-minute midtown commute bubble. Tell your friends - quicker commute means better housing and living conditions for everyone. Queens is crying out for more transit, and this puts a new transit corridor exactly where it needs to be at a fraction of the price because the ROW is completely intact (minus a few bits leased out or unlawfully encroached upon) and it only involves minimal tunneling. If people want to support parks in Queens, they should look no further than the unpolished jewel of the city parks system that is Forest Park. Talk about massive, under-maintained and brimming with potential for attracting visitors. And it wouldn't hurt to have a subway stop in the middle of it to make that happen.

The QueensWay is actually a QueensWall Barrier. Queens has hundreds of acres of parks. We have bike lanes and bike trails and streets that people can ride bikes on. This is QueensWall BS. The number one reason they want this park is to stop the train from uniting Queens. They don't want the train so they made up this ploy to stop it. Do we need more parks that will divide our people with longer commutes? Commuters need to get to work, home, school and to parks with faster and safer transit options. The QueensRail would help us more that a park barrier that keeps people isolated and poor. Expand our subways including the QueensRail.

What an abject was by the Y of an opportunity to teach Jews about Judaism. A seder is an observance of the release of Jews from bondage and slavery in Egypt. How sad that the Y and this rabbi will, once again, violate Jewish laws in their efforts to foster their own secular proclivities. Any Jews thinking of attending should find an Orthodox Jewish synagogue and arrange to attend a proper Jewish seder. You'll be surprised at what you will learn.

Karen Koslowitz, publicly declaring that Donald Trump is not her President shows clearly that this rally for solidarity was nothing but a sham. The country is already sufficiently divided, on the verge of a civil war and THIS is what Karen Koslowitz thinks is appropriate. She, like Congresswoman Meng will not get another vote from me.

I think it's time for the city (and other levels of government) to stop trying to find new things to tax and to find ways to cut the cost of providing essential services. Stop being involved in things that are not part of being a government, such as entertainment venues.

Yeah, think about the cars! #carlivesmatter!

Just want to add, this plan does not subject homeowners to encroachment of their privacy and safety.

That looks just about perfect. No need to go any further!

There will be plenty of winners and plenty of losers when after this year's mayoral election.

On loss of parking at the Crescent Apts, The Friends of QueensWay has gone on record to say the following: Responding to shareholder concerns, the QueensWay consultants did a careful assessment and concluded that a relatively narrow corridor for bikes and pedestrians could be developed without a loss of parking. The QueensWay Plan website states: “Currently, the Forest View Crescent apartments parking lot that is leased from the City runs across the future QueensWay area. The trail would run through a portion of this site with a reconfiguration of the parking lot area with a goal of no loss of parking spaces.” (this text can be located by going to and clicking on the blue dot adjacent to the building.)

I think this is a tremendous idea and I hope our local political leaders will have the will and foresight to do something innovative in this community. Forest Park is not in a state of good repair and underutilized. Why should Brooklyn, Manhattan and LIC have the beautiful new parks with amazing amenities? Central Queens has loads of families who would benefit from this, as well as seniors who would have a peaceful, car-free, and safe walkway. And our mom and pop shops around Metropolitan might actually get some foot traffic for a change. The need for transportation is an important one but not sure the multi-billion dollar cost of reactivating this rail line, along with the eminent domain and construction issues that will arise, make this a feasible option.

Why doesn't anyone report on the fact that the stretch of land after Union Tpke leading to forest park is actually in fact NOT abandoned and a parking lot for 80+cars that are now going to have to PARK ON THE ALREADY CROWDED STREETS

It's a beautiful set of tracks and will make an amazing park. I recently completed a project to capture the abandoned tracks. Check it out here

Listen to the Queens Public Transit Committee their correct. The reactivation of this Rail Line is MUST! Please we have enough Parks!

Mahony faces a misdemeanor assault charge. Misdemeanor?? Push someone down the stairs and it is a misdemeanor? That's Wrong.

If experience has taught me one thing, it is to pay attention, keep your eyes and ears open. Too many people today seem very aloof, whether they're waiting for the train or on the train itself.

I'm sick of these places. Most of these locations are covers for prostitution brought in from china, Korea, Cambodia, Etc. When are they going to shut down the ones in the Queens Village area? Hillside Ave, Jamaica Ave., Hempstead Ave. these are nothing but brothels. Please shut them down! We are a community of hard working people and we can do without

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Remarkably restored semi attached home in a delightful Forest Hills Gardens setting. This home offers the height of visual appeal, both inside and out.

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This contemporary Center Hall Colonial home resides in one of the most desirable locations in Forest Hills Gardens.

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Select BS is going to create more gridlock for everyone including bus riders. Stealing traffic lanes, left turns, bus stops, speed limits, parking and putting bus riders on snowy medians is a recipe for disaster. It's time to get rid of Mayor Zero Vision and Select BS. Who ever our new Mayor is better reopen our roadways, railways, waterways and bring back our bus stops and speed limits. Queens needs faster and safer transportation not lies, gridlock and tickets. Say goodbye Mayor Chaos. Support the Queens Public Transit Committee at 718-679-5309 or or

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Old world charm converges with modern functionality in this bright, open and newly renovated Tudor that has the look and feel of a detached house, and is part of a fine collection of architecturally d [Read More]

2017: The year that will be determine which project(s) will be the winner(s) and which one(s) will be the loser(s): Either the Queensrail, the Queensway, the SBS, or the NIMBYs?

This is should be a norm for all of the future stations in the next In the next twenty years or so, in order to get the entire subway system in tip-top shape, especially through the critical successes of FASTRACK. As for the newer subway cars in the next several years, it will be the beginning of the great future for all of us,.

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Really not a fan. This smaller store is awkward on the first level, and odd mix of clothing, a small home goods section, upper level is a bit better than the lower level but after price checking items, seems as if this Target inflated prices of identical items I can buy anywhere else in Forest Hills. Disappointed that this is what replaced Barnes and Noble. Just another big box store full of garbage that people don't need. I would have loved to see a Whole Foods, or a Wegmans move in. There is a full Target literally a mile down the road. This is completely unnecessary.

Barnes and Noble - not Nobles.

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Isolated subway cars limit the damage that an active shooter can do. There is a chance to keep the gunman contained. Not sure we live in a world where this is a good idea.

Great ideas, but if they are kept as clean as the existing stations, why bother. Spend the money, but no over site on the employees.

One of my favorite theaters and I took my daughter to her 1st movie to see heffalump on Valentine's Day 05' when she was 3 so I'm so happy they are upgrading but still trying to keep prices reasonable. Thank you, look foward to coming to our next movie!

What exactly did they crack down on? One happy ending and three women giving massages with no license. Anyone have any idea what it takes to get a massage license? It puts the cost massages out of reach for 99% of the people. This is a crime similar to jay walking. And yet we get this sensational headline. What a waste of taxpayer dollars. A more useful allocation of resources would be to stop all that speeding down private streets where our kids walk home from school.

When Are They going to Crack Down on Roosevelt Ave in JACKSON HTS??? Been Going on For YEARS!!

Professional tennis actually is returning to Forest Hills Stadium this year. The NY Empires of the World TeamTennis league will play there for 2 weeks from July 31-August 15. Also, the WTT will hold its championship match at Forest Hills Stadium.

Maintaining the state of good repair for the entire Rockaway Branch Line is always the first crucial step in the right direction while the MTA is studying the RBL as we speak.

Join us at 8pm this Saturday Night, April 23rd at Bridies Bar & Grill for an evening of spreading awareness and laughs. Cost is free but a donation of $10 would be appreciated. For more info please call 718-440-9863

Step 1 - repair the stanchions. Step 2 - reactivate the line.

Join Play4Autism and the staff at Shake Shack for a fun-filled hour of Arts & Crafts with a side of breakfast this Sunday, March 13th from 9 to 10am at the Queens Center Mall. This is a free event for all Kidz into Action members. Call 718-440-9863 to reserve your spot(s) today!

Queens is already more than halfway there to looking like crap. Like Forest Hills, Bell Blvd. in Bayside sports row after row of restaurants, with new ones popping up all over the place. The business group there had previously stated they "want to look like Manhattan"---and now they've got it with a very seedy and dirty garbage area, zero parking, noise complaints from residents, robberies, and disinterested citizenry. I refuse to visit any restaurant there and shopping is impossible for the lack of parking and horrendous traffic. When all those greasy and unaffordable restaurants dotted the sidewalks the thinking was "open it and they will come". The only people who can sit in one of those horrid filthy places to eat are the ones who live in the immediate area and are bored. Just like LIC, prostitutes and druggies line the sidewalks at night; no one in their right mind will travel all the way to Bell Blvd. and find zero parking. Add to that some fool over there wants to build a parking lot----WHERE?? Backwards thinking---and greed--- at its finest from local politicians who are already dis-playing their grasping hands in some preconceived anticipation.

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The powers to be, including that horrible Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz (a long line of horrible past presidents) will not be happy till all of Queens looks like crap, which it not hard to do, since so much of it looks like crap and the other half looks like some low-class third world country.

Why I Deserve a Trip to Cancun: I deserve to be the QNS Cancun Vacation winner to help me find time to relax more outside of work. My goal is to improve a better work life balance and enjoy life by traveling more since it inspires me to explore and travel the world.

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