n recent years, we’ve seen tremendous growth and progress. At same time, we’ve struggled together to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy over two years ago. Now, as we continue forward, we have a real opportunity to make lasting changes that will speed our recovery, benefit our local businesses and improve our neighborhoods in the years to come.
South Queens has one of the longest commute times to Midtown Manhattan out of any area in the five boroughs. But changes may soon be made as part of a new study released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that could undermine a proposal to turn an unused Queens rail line into a park.
The demonstration, which was put together by the Queens Public Transit Committee, took place at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard, where supporters for the rail line held up signs and showed others why they believe the restoration of the rail line is in the best interest of residents in Queens.
No one should make any plans to wait for a train to arrive at any new station along the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road branch that ran between Rego Park to Ozone Park and further south to the Rockaways any time soon. History has told us that construction of any major new transportation […]
Transportation advocates have had resurrection on the mind for the abandoned Rockaway Beach line (RBL), and are now getting local support to see if their vision can become a reality. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced on Monday that Queens College will undertake a study to assess the proposed options for the tracks. Along with a rail […]
For years, we have rallied, screamed and petitioned to demand better transit options for our communities in southern Queens and finally our voices were heard. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its Twenty-Year Capital Needs Assessment, which included the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line as part of its plans for the future. The […]
The Rockaway rail line will soon be back on track. The MTA released its 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment, which includes the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line. “This report is a huge step forward,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. Goldfeder petitioned Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority and MTA last year in hopes of bringing […]
Rockaway Beach is coming back, potentially better than before. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the Army Corps of Engineers, city agency officials and various elected officials on Thursday, August 15 to detail the sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach. The plan’s first phase will replenish 600,000 cubic yards of sand, while the second phase restores 3.5 […]
A group of 10 artists and their teams came to Rockaway Beach on Friday, August 9 to battle it out at Creative Time’s Second Annual Sandcastle Competition. First prize, a “‘gold” shovel, a bucket with a bottle of tequila and a $500 check, went to Jamie Isenstein for “Disappearing Sculptures;” second prize, a “silver” shovel […]