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.
Cross Bay Bridge
Rockaway residents relishing in the relief of a reinstated, ratified rebate program are now holding their breath. The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Residency Rebate Program recently passed the state budget, said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, meaning Rockaway and Broad Channel residents will now be reimbursed for their travels across the bridge. With an E-Z Pass, [...]
The burden of paying the Cross Bay Bridge toll may soon be relieved for residents of Rockaway and Broad Channel. A proposed toll discount program — under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal — calls on the state and MTA to reimburse residents for E-Z Pass fees, $1.19 each way, paid for while traveling over the [...]
Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Will Have Record Number of Hotel Rooms Overlooking Manhattan, on the Queens side of the East River, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city will reach a record 90,000 hotel rooms by year’s end – a clear message that people still love New York. The mayor made the announcement on the [...]