Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2012 at 11:01AM

MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more [...]

Cops release sketch of suspect in subway push death
Cops release sketch of suspect in subway push death
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2012 at 10:11AM

A man was killed after being pushed in front of an approaching No. 7 train in Sunnyside last night, the second incident of its kind in New York City this month. Sunando Sen was pushed as the Flushing-bound train approached the 40th Street station at approximately 8 p.m. As the train pulled into the station, the [...]

UPDATE: Whale that washed ashore and died in Queens could pose health threat
UPDATE: Whale that washed ashore and died in Queens could pose health threat
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/28/2012 at 3:15PM

A beached whale that washed up in Breezy Point this morning, may be near death, the New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the whale was found alive around 10:40 a.m. at Beach 216th Street and Palmer Drive. NYPD and FDNY personnel, including members of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, were spraying water [...]

New York City bracing for snow this weekend
New York City bracing for snow this weekend
News Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 1:36PM

After avoiding accumulation in Wednesday’s nor’easter, New York City is bracing for several inches of snow to coat the area this weekend. Two to four inches of snow is expected in the city, according to the National Weather Service, with the snowfall to begin after 9 a.m. before tapering off later in the day. In [...]

MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
News Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 12:25PM

The MTA has taken some of the guess work out of catching trains with a newly-launched app. The app, named MTA Subway Time and currently only available on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, will allow straphangers to know precisely when trains are expected to arrive at stations. For now, the service is available on seven [...]

Queens tech meet-up talks Sandy
Queens tech meet-up talks Sandy
LIC Alexa Altman 12/28/2012 at 12:05PM

Among many affected by Sandy, a common complaint was the lack communication and access to information. Technology insiders gathered in Long Island City on Wednesday, December 19 for the fifth Queens Tech Meet Up. The monthly event brings members of the startup community together to network and share ideas, predominantly centered on technology’s importance during [...]

Teen killed by dump truck in Jackson Heights
Teen killed by dump truck in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 11:59AM

A teenage boy was struck and killed by a dump truck in Jackson Heights this morning at the intersection of 80th Street and Northern Boulevard. The accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. when the rear wheels of a white dump truck towing a green generator hit the teen as it turned onto Northern Boulevard from [...]

P.J. Carlesimo named interim coach of the Nets
Sports Queens Courier Staff 12/28/2012 at 11:07AM

By Elizabeth Coluccio Avery Johnson, coach of the Brooklyn Nets, was fired yesterday, according to general manager Billy King, and P.J. Carlesimo will take over on the bench beginning tonight. The Nets season began well, with the team winning five games in a row. But through November, they have since lost seven out of 10 [...]

After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 12/28/2012 at 9:52AM

At the edge of Long Island City, where warehouses haunt like rusty fossils of an industrial past, obscured by the elevated subway tracks, street art fights for survival. Encircled in graffiti-wrapped sarcophagi, the low brow legacy of Local Project and 5Pointz await doomsday, untouched by the sterile glass high-rises that erupt from the ground almost [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]