Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.
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Starting Monday, July 21, there will be service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Queens and Manhattan for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program.
For five consecutive weeks this summer, the G train will be not run between the Court Square station in Long Island City and the Nassau Avenue stop in Brooklyn due to Hurricane Sandy recovery work, according to the MTA.
Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines.
The Long Island City site which once was home to the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz could soon be gone.
Amid ongoing controversy over several Queens homeless shelters, the city comptroller has said the Department of Homeless Services is “failing” in the way it deals with homelessness throughout the five boroughs.
The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) signed a lease with the MTA for the small green space on 41st Avenue adjacent to the LIRR station house, hoping to hold an outdoor concerts series this year and other activities, officials said.
MTA officials and LIRR unions came to a tentative agreement Thursday, avoiding a workers’ strike which would have stranded 300,000 commuters daily.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined negotiations between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road union officials just days before a looming strike deadline.
The potential LIRR work stoppage, which could start on July 20, would not only strand thousands of commuters, but also hurt small businesses in Queens like Ahmed Iftikhar’s newsstand, which depends on LIRR service for customers.