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City will take a closer look at bringing NYC Ferry service to northeast Queens locations

The city Economic Development Corporation will consider a long-advocated expansion into waterways along the transit deserts of northeast Queens, City Councilman Paul Vallone announced on Monday. Vallone said he received a letter from EDC Precinct James Patchett, who indicated that said the survey portion of the Ferry Feasibility Study that took place in the fall showed […]

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No. 7 line to add more trains to accommodate riders when Canarsie Tunnel closes in April

By Mark Hallum The MTA will be stepping up its effort to mitigate the impact to commuters in April 2019 when the Canarsie Tunnel is set to close for about a year to make repairs from damage caused by flooding from Hurricane Sandy. The No. 7 train will be bearing the weight of the overflow […]

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New ferry line connects Long Island City to Lower East Side in 32 minutes

By Mark Hallum City officials celebrated the launch of a new ferry line from the Lower East Side Wednesday morning that will connect the Manhattan enclave and Wall Street with Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State Park in a 32-minute trip from end to end. Cameron Clark, the senior vice president of NYC Ferry, told […]

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Sklarz pushing Barnwell in Democratic primary

By Mark Hallum As transgender activist Melissa Sklarz campaigns to challenge freshman state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth), she looks at the diversity of her district in search of universal concerns and values. Improved, fairer property taxes for seniors, more reliable public transportation and better health care are priorities for Sklarz in the Sept. 13 Democratic […]

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Sunnyside rallies against DOT’s bike lane proposal

By Mark Hallum Nearly 100 people rallied beneath the 46th Street station of the No. 7 train last week to oppose bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Sunnyside and Woodside. The July 25 rally came days after the announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio that he would set aside community opposition and instruct […]

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