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What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2014 at 8:14AM

Join hundreds of bikers for a fun-filled, family-friendly, 20-mile bike tour to highlight various Queens neighborhoods like Flushing, Murray Hill, Beechurst and Whitestone at the seventh annual Tour de Queens this Sunday.

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 [...]

MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns
MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/26/2014 at 4:39PM

A town hall meeting for locals to decry the last three weekends of No. 7 train suspensions is scheduled for March 27 to go over the details of the service disruption, expected to last for 19 more weekends.

Public transportation ridership grows
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 3/17/2014 at 6:11PM

The recently released American Public Transportation Association report highlighted that public transportation ridership in 2013 was greater than any time since 1956.  Various operating agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, including New York City Transit bus and subway, MTA bus, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, had a 3 percent plus increase in ridership [...]

Happy 101st anniversary to Grand Central Terminal
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 2/16/2014 at 9:26AM

Let us all rejoice in celebrating the 101st Anniversary of Grand Central Terminal, which first opened on Feb. 2, 1913. Contrast this with the late, great Penn Station Terminal, which was destroyed in the name of progress in 1962. Fast forward, 52 years later. Penn Station is still a shell of its former glory. There [...]

Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority
News Op-Ed 2/01/2014 at 2:10PM

The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.