Port Authority

Three Bronx men charged with conspiring to bring cocaine through JFK Airport
News Angy Altamirano 3/24/2013 at 9:32PM

Three Bronx men have been charged with conspiring to bring cocaine into the United States by arranging for a citizen of the Dominican Republic to swallow drugs and fly them into John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 22. The drug carrier was also arrested. The announcement came from Queens [...]

Assemblymember Vivian Cook under fire for plot of land purchased by her nonprofit
Assemblymember Vivian Cook under fire for plot of land purchased by her nonprofit
Politics Queens Courier Staff 2/21/2013 at 5:50PM

Assemblymember Vivian Cook is reportedly under fire for dubious spending, according to the New York Post. The nonprofit group she headed, the Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corp., allegedly spent over $500,000 in 2006 to buy a plot of land in Jamaica to build a business resource center. However, the area on Rockaway Boulevard still remains [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 8:10AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jewish Love Songs: from the Shtetl to Second Avenue The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera presents, Jewish Love Songs: [...]

Update on Nemo cleanup
Update on Nemo cleanup
News Terence M. Cullen 2/09/2013 at 12:26PM

The  city is swiftly bouncing back after the blizzard dubbed “Nemo” swept through the Northeast last night. The “Big 4″ lines – Babylon, Huntington, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma – of the LIRR are running on every two hours, the MTA announced. Service on other branches will be restored when rail travel is safe again. While [...]

Upscale hotel may land at JFK
Upscale hotel may land at JFK
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/13/2012 at 11:24AM

The former TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport may be closer to turning into a chic boutique hotel. Ron Marsico, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which controls the TWA structure, said that it’s negotiating with a developer about building a hotel at the location. According to the Wall [...]

Drivers to pay more at Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 1:40PM

Toll hikes go into effect on Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday, a December tradition drivers will have to get used to. E-ZPass users will be paying an additional 75 cents — $8.25 off peak and $10.25 on peak — while cash tolls will rise $1 to $13. All increases will apply to the Lincoln & Holland [...]

Residents up in arms over JFK runway expansion
Residents up in arms over JFK runway expansion
News Maggie Hayes 10/08/2012 at 1:23PM

John F. Kennedy International Airport has some angry neighbors to the north, thanks to a proposed plan by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to extend a runway closer to a nearby residential community. “Our question is, how big is big enough?” asked Barbara Brown, chair of the Eastern Queens Alliance, of [...]

Briarwood blighted by airplane noise
Central Melissa Chan 7/20/2012 at 11:44AM

Some residents in Briarwood are trying to get back to sleep after they said an increase in flights from nearby LaGuardia Airport every day in the month of May — and intermittently after — caused nonstop neighborhood turbulence in the early hours of the morning. “It’s so much noise,” said Carol Cassvan. “I can’t hear [...]

JetBlue expansion at JFK will bring jobs
JetBlue expansion at JFK will bring jobs
News Terence M. Cullen 6/06/2012 at 2:32PM

More than 1,000 jobs are expected to come from a green-lit terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, the Port Authority and JetBlue announced last week. The expansion will add 145,000-square-feet on three levels to the already 635,000-square-feet JetBlue occupies in Terminal 5. The new terminal will be called T5i and handle international flights and house [...]

Fowl Strikes Cause Foul Feelings
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 2:10PM

Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]