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 [...]

Waste of resources
Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:03PM

Thank you for covering the issue of the LIRR vs. the QueensWay, which is of vital importance to the community. Why do we need another feasibility study on the possible LIRR from Queens Boulevard to Far Rockaway? How many studies have already been done by the state, the city and the gambling interests? How much [...]

QueensWay vs. LIRR debated at public forum
News Terence M. Cullen 10/01/2012 at 3:32PM

As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR. At a public forum on Saturday, September 30, hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, there were advocates for the QueensWay — the proposed [...]

QueensWay, three-mile park planned
QueensWay, three-mile park planned
News Alexa Altman 12/28/2011 at 12:29PM

Along an abandoned stretch of railway in Forest Hills, Travis Terry envisioned a park. His dream – open space, a bike trail, paths for pedestrians, trees and grass – is now in the early stages of coming true. Friends of the QueensWay, a group begun by Terry that advocates for the construction of a park [...]