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FAA explains how – and why – it ruled out 46 alternatives to the AirTrain project

In the midst of a week of increased criticism over the LaGuardia AirTrain project — including an excoriating rally at the steps of City Hall and an unheralded alliance between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New York Post editorial board against it — the beleaguered Federal Aviation Authority held two AirTrain public info sessions on […]

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Queens protesters say they’re getting ‘third-world’ treatment over LGA AirTrain

A coalition of Queens residents and businesses joined elected officials on the steps of City Hall Monday for a protest of what they called an “antidemocratic” review process for the multibillion-dollar AirTrain project. Sensible Way to LGA, which includes East Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights and Flushing residents, businesses, local nonprofits and citywide partners, expressed concern […]

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Queens Courier Year in Review: The top stories from August 2019

Maspeth family fears missing teenage girl was lured to London by older man On Aug. 27, the police investigated the case of a missing Maspeth teen who had allegedly left the country to Europe. The family of 16-year-old Victoria Grabowski said that they had last seen her on Aug. 24. Grabowski’s uncle said that the […]

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Queens Chamber of Commerce holds 25th annual Business Person of the Year awards

In recognition of her six years at Borough Hall, Queens Chamber of Commerce president Thomas J. Grech presented Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with the “Q” Award in her last Chamber event before she becomes Queens district attorney next month. More than 350 business, government and community leaders from throughout the borough gathered at Terrace […]

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Results of LaGuardia AirTrain community study show most residents are against the project

On Monday Nov. 4, the Federal Aviation Authority released the results from a series of heavily criticized public forums, and ensuing comment period, over its plan to construct an automated AirTrain system from the Willets Point Long Island Rail Road station to LaGuardia. The agency received feedback from 255 residents in opposition to the existing […]

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