LIC community struggles with first weekend of No. 7 train suspensions


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

All of Long Island City felt the pinch this past weekend as the community endured the first of more than a dozen weekends of No. 7 train suspensions.

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Op-ed: No. 7 Train closures can’t close Long Island City


| oped@queenscourier.com

Each year the residents of western Queens, and Long Island City in particular, wonder anxiously how many weekends the MTA will shut down the No. 7 train. In past years, the MTA did not even provide advance warning, adding insult to injury. All the prior notice in the world, however, cannot ease the pain of the 22 weekend closures we face in 2014.

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Impending storm cancels start of No. 7 train service suspensions


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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In order to allocate resources for the winter storm that is expected to hit this weekend, some of the MTA’s scheduled weekend subway work, including planned suspensions on the No. 7 train in Long Island City, has been canceled, the transit agency said.

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MTA plans to help promote LIC during No. 7 train suspensions


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Photo Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins.

Although the MTA cannot put a stop to the suspensions expected for the No. 7 train, the agency plans on working to help promote Long Island City.

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Pols, leaders meet with MTA to begin dialogue on No. 7 train suspensions


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After local elected officials and community leaders met with the MTA Thursday, the agency plans on making no changes to the No. 7 train suspension but is looking to reach out to the community.

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LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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No. 7 train service suspensions scheduled for 22 weekends in 2014


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Another year, another round of No. 7 train suspensions. The subway line will not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for over a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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No. 7 train service to be suspended in LIC for five weekends this fall


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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The number seven is proving to be an unlucky number for Long Island City. Once again, the No. 7 train will not run in the area for multiple weekends, starting next month. For the October 12-13, October 19-20, October 26-27, November 9-10 and November 23-24 weekends, there will be no service on the subway line […]

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$250,000 to prevent pigeon poop under No. 7 train


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Benjamin Fang

Sunnyside and Woodside residents and commuters will soon be able to walk under the No. 7 train without having to dodge pigeon poop. After hearing concerns from residents, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced he has allocated $250,000 in funding to install “state-of-the-art pigeon mitigation systems” along the No. 7 line at 46th Street-Bliss in Sunnyside, […]

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Residents to get relief from pigeon poop under No. 7 train


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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Woodside resident Rosa Gil has been pelted with pigeon poop for the last time. The 42-year-old Borough Hall employee and thousands of others living near the No. 7 train, who have long suffered through the splattered sidewalks, sickening stench and stained shirts, will soon receive relief along their commute, thanks to a push — and […]

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