Thunderstorms, hail to hit Queens; flood warning issued
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 1:03PM

Rain has already begun falling in Queens and strong winds and quarter-sized hail may follow. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the borough warning of heavy rain, hail, lightning strikes and gusts of winds up to 60 mph. Up to two inches of rain per hour is expected. The NWS issued [...]

Thunderstorm watch issued for Queens; large hail, damaging winds possible
News Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 7:01PM

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Queens has experienced high temperatures and humidity throughout the past few days. An approaching cold front will trigger the storms, the NWS said. Residents should be aware if they will be outdoors tonight — heavy rains and lightning are expected. Damaging winds [...]

Bill would expand taxis to outer boroughs
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 12:14PM

The New York City Assembly recently “hailed” legislation that may prove “golden” for livery cabs. The bill — passed on January 23 and carried by Assemblymember Carl Heastie from the Bronx — will allow the city to issue 18,000 hail accessible inter-borough licenses (HAIL), which permit livery cab drivers to pick up pedestrians. Twenty percent [...]

Hail, yea! Pols reach deal to bring street hails to outer boroughs
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2011 at 3:15PM

After months of negotiations and gridlock, the street hail bill finally received the green light. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday, December 20 an agreement had been reached to bring street hails to all five boroughs. The deal came just one day before the Wednesday, December 21 deadline. The plan allows livery cabs to pick [...]

Severe storm warning issued for Queens; Quarter-sized hail expected
Severe storm warning issued for Queens; Quarter-sized hail expected
News Jay Lane 9/29/2011 at 4:54PM

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Queens this afternoon. The NWS reported that the storm may produce quarter sized hail and winds in excess of 60 mph. Heavy lightning is also expected with the storm. The potentially dangerous conditions have led the NWS to advise residents to stay indoors [...]

It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
News Billy Rennison 9/27/2011 at 8:38PM

Opposing factions of cab drivers are trying to make their case before the new street hail legislation reaches Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk. The city plans on issuing 30,000 new street hail permits that will allow liveries to pick up passengers in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs if the measure passes. Members of the Livery [...]