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Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 12:39PM

New ideas are flowing in for the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. The Woodhaven Residents Block Assocation (WRBA) hosted what attendees are calling the truest, open public forum held thus far regarding the QueensWay and Rockaway Beach line. Advocates for the proposed 3.5-mile QueensWay park along the abandoned rail line addressed those with reservations about [...]

Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 3:55PM

Transportation advocates have had resurrection on the mind for the abandoned Rockaway Beach line (RBL), and are now getting local support to see if their vision can become a reality. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced on Monday that Queens College will undertake a study to assess the proposed options for the tracks. Along with a rail [...]

Op-ed: Proposals for QueensWay project
News Op-Ed 11/22/2013 at 1:01PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE MILLER I want to take a moment to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the former railroad extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. This proposed [...]

Board derails QueensWay funding
Board derails QueensWay funding
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/18/2013 at 4:55PM

Community Board 9 has taken QueensWay funding out of its budget. At its November meeting, the board voted 30-13 and concluded that its capital budget should not prioritize the proposal, which would convert a 3.5-mile former Rockaway Beach LIRR line into a public greenway. Late last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded $467,000 to study the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/27/2013 at 8:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST¬† Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with [...]

Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
South Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 3:19PM

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation [...]

Queensway closer to reality
Queensway closer to reality
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 2:57PM

Because of a state-secured grant, the much debated Queensway project is one step closer to getting off the ground. The Trust for Park Land has received $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to study the feasibility of a three-and-a-half mile greenway on what once was the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. This study would look at the [...]