No. 7 train

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/15/2012 at 1:19AM

Man dies after jumping in front of subway train in Queens A man died Friday after jumping in front of a Queens subway train, sources said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, leaped onto the tracks as an eastbound No. 7 train barreled into the 52nd St. station at Roosevelt Ave. in Woodside about [...]

Subway Series kicks off at Yankee Stadium tonight
News Billy Rennison 6/08/2012 at 2:43PM

Mets fans will be eschewing the No. 7 train for the No. 4 and the D to the Bronx this weekend. The Mets face off with their cross-town rivals the New York Yankees in the annual Subway Series. Johan Santana returns to the mound for the first time tonight since tossing the franchise’s first no-hitter [...]

Famous in Kathmandu, anonymous in New York
Famous in Kathmandu, anonymous in New York
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 3/04/2012 at 3:08PM

By Louie Lazar On the narrow streets of Kathmandu, the name “Phiroj Shyangden” is more recognizable than that of Bob Seger or Cat Stevens, legendary rockers who have both written songs about this exotic city, located less than 100 miles from Mount Everest. As lead guitarist and vocalist of 1974 A.D., the popular band whose [...]

No. 7 train shuttle idea shot down by MTA
No. 7 train shuttle idea shot down by MTA
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 11:23AM

An elected official’s plan for shuttle bus service during the No. 7 train shutdown was shot down before it left the station. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer proposed to the MTA a shuttle bus that would transport stranded straphangers directly from Vernon Boulevard into 42nd Street in Manhattan. The MTA rejected the plan, saying, “While we [...]

Weekend No.7 Train shutdown begins
News Billy Rennison 1/20/2012 at 5:04PM

Queens residents that want to travel into Manhattan this weekend — or any of the next 11 weekends — will not have the No. 7 train as an option beginning at 11:30 p.m. tonight. Tonight marks the beginning of the weekend No.7 train shutdown leaving many residents without an easy option to get into Manhattan. [...]

Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:41PM

A Jackson Heights politician is fed-up with the foul fowl feces that shroud the face of the neighborhood’s premier subway station. Councilmember Daniel Dromm says he is perturbed by the pigeon poop problem casting a shadow over the 74th Street station on Roosevelt Avenue, which hosts the No. 7, “E,” “F,” “R” and “M” trains. [...]

No. 7 train expansion to New Jersey may steam ahead
News Billy Rennison 11/09/2011 at 11:39AM

The next stop on the No. 7 train may soon be New Jersey. After Mayor Michael Bloomberg first announced his intention to extend the Flushing line into New Jersey, the plan had gone through ups and downs, but now the idea seems to be on the express line. The mayor has reportedly spent $250,000 on [...]