Rockaway Beach LIRR Line

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 [...]

QueensWay study moving forward
QueensWay study moving forward
South Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 10:41AM

Over three miles of abandoned railway could become the much-debated, yet eagerly anticipated, QueensWay Park for the borough. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land introduced a design team on Tuesday, August 20 set to study the 3.5-mile greenway that was once the Rockaway Beach LIRR line, running from Rego Park to Ozone Park. If approved [...]

Toxic chemicals worry Ozone Park residents
Toxic chemicals worry Ozone Park residents
South Terence M. Cullen 4/17/2013 at 9:24AM

The cleanup of polluted soil in Ozone Park has some residents worried toxic chemicals have spread throughout the neighborhood. End Zone Industries will begin a long-awaited project to remove just a few inches of tainted soil from under eight storage bays under the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line. The bays are between 101st and 103rd [...]

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 [...]