Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.
The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) signed a lease with the MTA for the small green space on 41st Avenue adjacent to the LIRR station house, hoping to hold an outdoor concerts series this year and other activities, officials said.
MTA officials and LIRR unions came to a tentative agreement Thursday, avoiding a workers’ strike which would have stranded 300,000 commuters daily.
Not only will 300,000 riders be denied LIRR service in the event of a strike, but the work stoppage could cost up to $50 million each day in economic activity, New York State Comptroller Thomas Di Napoli said Tuesday.
Talks once again broke down between the MTA and LIRR union officials on Monday, and with no further negotiations scheduled, the looming strike will occur, according to union officials.
As contract negotiations continue to stall and the impending LIRR strike draws closer each day, the MTA released its contingency plan Friday to address the 300,000 riders that would be stranded daily with the loss of train service.
With the impending LIRR worker strike only nine days away, a rider in Bayside is sending a strong message to the unions that represent the employees.
The potential for a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike is moving full steam ahead as talks over wages between the eight unions representing workers and MTA officials continue to stall, and Congress said it won’t intervene.
Douglaston will receive a new Department of Transportation public plaza near its LIRR station, by extending the sidewalks into the turnaround in front of the station.
A NY & Atlantic Railway freight train derailed just east of the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station Wednesday afternoon, impacting transit service, the MTA said.