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The looming Long Island Rail Road strike
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/15/2014 at 12:17PM

On April 24, 1834, the Long Island Rail Road was officially chartered by the State of New York. In 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought a controlling interest as part of its plan for direct access to Manhattan which began on September 8, 1910. The Pennsylvania Railroad subsidized the LIRR into the late 1940s.  This provided [...]

Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Northeast Liam La Guerre 7/14/2014 at 1:59PM

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.

City needs more ferries
Letters Letters 6/26/2014 at 12:29PM

Editor’s Note: This letter was sent by the five borough presidents to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Because of its importance to Queens, we reproduce it here. For decades, New York City’s waterways have been an untapped resource. While it has the potential to serve as a major form of public [...]