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A major inconvenience for all M train riders along the myrtle Avenue Line in the next ten months to replace the older portions of the line: However, the long term tradeoffs will be huge when there will be more M train riders and M train service once the L train shutdown comes into fruition.












Will track replacement reduce the train screeching noise and rumbling

The Calm before the Storm before the Perfect Storm in the not too distant future, in the public transportation sense.






At least publish his picture so everyone can see who he really is



When do we know if the school will be open for Sept?

During this time I think the MTA should also revise the Q58 and Q55 routes to stop outside of the Ridgewood Terminal that is along Myrtle Avenue at Palmetto Street (instead of inside of the Ridgewood Terminal) and then extend both of those routes further west to Myrtle Avenue /Broadway ( via stopping only at the closed subway stations along Myrtle Avenue) with a last westbound stop along Myrtle Avenue at Broadway. These two routes could then turn around by making a right turn at Lewis Avenue, another right turn at Stockton Street and another right turn at Broadway and travel along Broadway to Myrtle Avenue which could be the first new stop of the Q55 and Q58 eastbound trip along Broadway at Myrtle Avenue. The eastbound Q55 & Q58 could then make a left turn on to Myrtle Avenue back on there eastbound trip toward Ridgewood.




Catch-22: More freight trains on tracks = Less trucks on the road = Better air quality for all = Improved economic activity for all = No more public transportation access.

I hope that the MTA will need more shuttle buses to meet the increasing ridership along the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line.

People can wait for Q58 from Forest Ave to Myrtle/Wyckoff. Else, they need to arrange a faster route and more frequent bus service






Event has been re-scheduled to Saturday,May 20th





Kind of hypocritical considering that hot dogs have so many carcinogens. https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/


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What about parking on Juniper Blvd South??





I WONDER IF THIS HAD BEEN A MALE OFFICER, WOULD THERE HAD BEEN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME?




The calm before the storm: Ot could get much worse before it gets better.






Very Cool! I used to live in Sunnyside and hated every time they were filming in the neighborhood because they would take all the spots but living in Middle Village changes everything.

This is actually great and the neighborhood desperately needs it. The owner has the right mindset, so he will do well. MET also needs a little help. The neighborhood is changing and so should the stores, supermarkets and (non-existent) restaurants. 🙂





A major weekend inconvenience for M train riders along the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line, right before a major daily inconvenience for these same riders because it needs it be done.






And lube the tracks to reduce noise.

If MTA is working in the M train rai, then they need to fix the super loud rail tracks especially when the train makes a turn at Myrtle Wyckoff Ave station. It can make people go deaf.




Seems like a cry for attention. I doubt that the multitudes of KKK supporters in Middle Village would out themselves in such a diminished manner. Yes, I remember the hooded figures by the thousands marching through Juniper Valley Park in the 70's and 80's but it seems they have been on the down low as of late. Until this heinous act...


Usually, almost always, the person who "reports" that they found a hate symbol is the one who put it there. I am doubly suspicious in this case, because of Ms. Linzer's "nobody will silence me" Facebook post referring to the "current climate." She sounds like a crazy amateur left winger trying to blame this on the president.







I hope that the DOT will finish this by this Summer, given the lack of accountability and transparency towards the general public.




















Such governmental bureaucracy between the DOT and the unionized contractors and subcontractors, in which these projects will be late and over budget and us NYC taxpayer will pick up the tab. This could be a major domino effect on how does it impact gridlock ad shuttle bus service when the M train service along the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line will be shutting down for major repairs next summer. I hope that there will be a major cooperation between the MTA, the DOT, the businesses and the General Public. However, right now, we went nowhere.





Pedro, Actually the New York & Atlantic Railway has a much worse accident record than other railroads in its class. Newsday recently reported that since 2007 NYAR had 43 accidents/incidents compared to an average of 15 accidents/incidents for railroads in its class. Its accident/incident record is much worse than LIRR's own safety record. The Federal Railroad Administration's safety investigation of NYAR discovered that NYAR's practice was operating freight trains with unqualified crew. NYAR is a closely held private company. NYAR owns almost nothing -- a couple of Maintenance of Way trucks, their office equipment, one locomotive. NYAR wouldn't exist without their use of a public railroad and public subsidies. Public subsidies NYAR receives include new locomotives purchased with state funding, and millions in new infrastructure that is only used by NYAR. NYAR abused the public trust, broke federal law, cut corners, put public safety at risk to make more money for their two owners. NYAR's owners hide behind their money and connections and pay a lobbyist to talk to the press. You look at the repair NYAR made at Metropolitan Ave. and it's a cheap asphalt repair. For years NYAR didn't even do regular maintenance, damaging vehicles that had to use their crossings -- until the FRA had NYAR under the microscope and the railroad was concerned about renewing the Transfer Agreement. MTA and LIRR need to find another operator or operate their own freight railroad, as they did in the past.


Like any other commuter rail or freight operator across the northeast, I am not generally surprised there.

Thanks to rapid gentrification in the Northside of Williamsburg and now in Bushwick, more and more newer residents are coming to these neighborhoods, especially along the L train. It does make sense when the MTA could add more trains per week because these newer residents are flexible to go across NYC, anytime, anywhere, and not just to go to the 9 to 5 job anymore. It's a "double-edged" sword and a "Catch-22:" more service to relieve overcrowding, but more and more people are living along the L train in the future.






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Why I deserve to win a trip to Cancun: Well, this is a little embarrassing, but the point is to win the trip, right? So here it goes…I was in the military for over 21 years. I am proud of my service and love my country. But it has been at a price. So, how do I begin? I’ll start at Ground Zero. As a member of the US Army National Guard, my Military Police unit was mobilized for Ground Zero on 9-11-01. We spent nearly a month working there. Those apocalyptic images and emotions will forever be imbeded into my psyche. I thought I had just about seen the worst man can do to man, on a massive scale. But I was mistaken. Because 15 months later my unit was deployed again, to a place called…Iraq. Once again, I saw and experienced things that, sometimes I relieve in my nightmares. But I am blessed, because I am alive. I cane home. And I thank God for that, because so many of my brothers did not. And I will live with that for the rest of my life. Perhaps later, I will delete this post, I think maybe its self serving and perhaps its inappropriate. But it has taken me years to be able to express myself. And perhaps this is a good thing. [bpfb_images] 36866_0-49093600-1446784880_img_2576-1.jpg [/bpfb_images]







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