Astoria and LIC among Queens stops recommended for East River Ferry expansion


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the East River Ferry

The East River Ferry may soon be making more stops in Queens, according to a report released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

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Queens legislators balk at plans to toll East River bridges


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.

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Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of East River Ferry/United Photo Industries

East River commuters have some new scenery to look at when travelling. A new photo installation series is now on display on three East River Ferry vessels. “Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition” will run for four months on the boats, with a new set of photos opening monthly. “Through the lens of talented […]

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East River bridges closed to cars with less than 3 passengers; Schools to reopen Monday


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Those who want to enter Manhattan by car over one of the East River bridges will need to bring at least two other passengers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the restrictions at his press conference updating residents on the city’s response to the storm. The restriction — which will be enforced by the NYPD — will […]

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Celebrate East River Ferry’s milestone


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You can learn a lot from the past, when numerous ferries operated to and from lower Manhattan and other locations around NYC. Let us celebrate as East River Ferry ridership reaches the one million mark. Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset that can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of […]

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Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River


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Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on […]

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Green Girls explore the East River


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Equipped with nets and waders, the Green Girls – a City Parks Foundation program – marched their way into the East River taking water samples and searching for wildlife. “We found jellyfish that don’t sting and snapper fish . . . they were really slimy,” said student Amanda Prescott. Thirty middle school girls from the […]

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Floater in the East River


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108th Precinct On Sunday April 25, police responded to a call for a person in the East River adjacent to Greenpoint Avenue and Van Dam Street. Upon arrival, police discovered a man in his 50s floating in the water. The victim was pulled out of the water and was pronounced dead by EMS at the […]

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Jackson Heights teen charged with raping, robbing female livery cab driver


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A 19-year-old has been accused of robbing, choking and raping a female livery cab driver in East Elmhurst this past weekend, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Three men in serious condition after car gets wedged under truck in East Elmhurst


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Three men were seriously injured early Friday morning when their car crashed and became wedged underneath the rear of a tractor trailer in East Elmhurst, according to police.

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