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Subway service changes to affect 11 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Updated 1:31 p.m.

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.  

1
From 11:45 p.m., Friday, February 13 to 5 a.m., Tuesday, February 17, South Ferry-bound trains run express from 14 St to Chambers St.

2
From 11:45 p.m. to 6 a.m., Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, February 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, Flatbush Av-bound trains run express from 14 St to Chambers St.

4
From 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15, and from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, February 16, Brooklyn-bound trains run local from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St.

6
At all times until spring 2015, trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.
• For service to/from Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.
• For service to/from Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6
From 6:45 a.m. Saturday, February 14 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 15, Brooklyn Bridge-bound trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av.

A
At all times until summer 2015, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd-bound trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

A
From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and from 11:45 p.m., Monday, February 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 207 St-bound trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

C
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, February 14 to Monday, February 16, 168 St-bound trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

D
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 13 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, service is suspended between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 34 St-Herald Sq. D trains run in two segments:
• Stillwell Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr (express service between 36 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr)
• 34 St-Herald Sq and 205 St.
As an alternate, take the FNQR or free shuttle buses between Grand St and W 4 St.

E
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 13 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, Jamaica Center-bound trains run express from Canal St to 34 St-Penn Station.

L
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 13 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, service is suspended between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. As an alternate, take the M14 bus.

N
From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, service is suspended between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza.

N
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 14 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, trains run local in both directions between DeKalb Av and 59 St in Brooklyn.

R
From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, February 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, service is suspended from 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. As an alternate, take the N.

 

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Video: Actors dressed as construction workers read ‘Fifty Shades’ to NYC subway riders


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Screenshot via YouTube/Even Construction Guys

The New York City subway got “Fifty Shades” greyer this week.

A Little Neck actor and his friend, dressed as construction workers, decided to read passages from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to subway riders — while secretly filming their reactions — before the release of the movie version this Friday.

The results, a combination of laughter, annoyance and blank stares the other way, were compiled in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday

Two movie sequels are already planned for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the popularity of the book series.

Johnny Solo decided to finally see what the fuss was about when he saw a waitress who works at Grand Cafe, the Astoria restaurant he owns, reading it recently.

The actor, who rides the subway to Manhattan for auditions, often passes the time by reading, but says it’s easy to feel “vulnerable” when others see what he’s reading on the train.

Fellow riders immediately noticed the “big guy” reading the female-oriented novel, he said.

“When I had the book I felt I was getting a lot of reaction without even being filmed.”

The idea of typically masculine men, like construction workers, reading the book in public then popped into his head and the video concept was born.

“The 21st-century man has changed — we are a lot more sensitive,” Solo said.

Together with Matt Flynn, who is also an actor, and Astoria resident Court Dunn, who handled the hidden cameras and editing, Solo filmed the video “Even Construction Guys Moan Over ‘Fifty Shades,’” on Monday and Tuesday.

They shot the footage on the 1, C and N trains, crossing into Queens at times, and were mostly ignored by riders.

“We got a lot more of the New York City glance,” Solo said describing the straphangers’ reactions as the two men moaned reading passages, commented on its erotic details and even got emotional at some points.

But others did react and even ran away.

“The best part was when people really laughed and enjoyed it,” Solo said.

One woman, who said Solo was “crazy” to read the book, burst into laughter when she heard the line “It’s intoxicating. I inhaled deeply.”

Despite all the time spent reading “Fifty Shades of Grey,” on the subway, Solo is still only three-quarters of the way through the novel.

“It’s kind of redundant,” he said.

Once he does finish the book, he plans on seeing the film — not because he likes the story, but because it inspired him to do something different as a performer.

“It gave me enough creative feeling to do something,” he said. “I almost feel like I owe it.”

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R train rider busted for committing lewd act


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A smiling straphanger caught on camera after allegedly fondling himself on a Queens R train last month has been arrested, cops said.

The man was on the train, which was near the Queens Plaza station in Long Island City, about 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 23, when he committed the lewd act.

While sitting on the train, he put his hands in his pants and started to fondle himself in front of a 47-year-old woman, cops said. The man then got off the subway at the next stop.

Before exiting the train, he was caught on camera, with one shot capturing him “saying cheese.”

The man allegedly shown in the photos that were released by police — 33-year-old Wilmer Busto —  was charged with public lewdness, police said Wednesday.

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.  

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2 service is suspended in both directions between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

Nonstop between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.

Local between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St, making station stops at 149 St-Grand Concourse, 145 St, 135 St, 125 St, 116 St, and 110 St.

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, 3 service is suspended in both directions between Harlem-148 St and New Lots Av.  Free shuttle buses run between Harlem-148 St and 96 St.  2 trains make all 3 line station stops between 96 St and Franklin Av.  4 trains make all station stops between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, 4 service is extended to/from New Lots Av.  4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.

4  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, February 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9,  Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 8, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green.  Take the 2 or 4 instead.  5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until April 20156 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.

6

From 6:45 a.m. Saturday, February 7, to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, February 9, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro.  Use EFNQ trains between Manhattan and Queens.  Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza.  The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight.  Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  Howard Beach/Far Rockaway-bound A trains skip 88 St and Rockaway Blvd.

For service to 88 St and Rockaway Blvd take the A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service from these stations toward the Rockaways, take a Brooklyn-bound A to 80 St and transfer to a Howard Beach/Far Rockaway-bound A.

A service operates between Inwood-207 St and Howard Beach/Far Rockaway.

Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St.  Transfer between free shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, February 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 8, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.  C trains run every 15 minutes.  Allow additional travel time.

D  

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 7 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

For Service To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D train.

For Service From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D train to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D train.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, World Trade Center-bound E trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Jamaica Center-Parsons Archer bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av.

F  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd, and Sutphin Blvd.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, February 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, Coney Island-
Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Smith-9Sts to Neptune Av.

L

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq.  L service operates normal between 14 St-Union Sq and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy.  M14 buses provide alternate service.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, February 7; and from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 8, Forrest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forrest Hills-71 Av.

S 42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 7, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Subway problems continue to plague Queens riders after 7 train service returns


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Ice buildup on the third rail along the No. 7 line.

Updated 12:19 p.m.

Service on the No. 7 train between Queens and Manhattan was back by the Tuesday morning commute, but subway problems continued to disrupt straphangers in the borough.

After ice built up on the third rail and a train lost power near Queensboro Plaza at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday, suspending service for most of the day, limited service on the No. 7 line returned early the next day between Times Square and Flushing Main Street.

Though the service was back, the MTA said it was limited and for commuters to expect delays and crowding, suggesting a transfer at 74 St-Broadway for E, F, M and R service into Manhattan, if possible. 

But there was more frustration for riders when at about 10 a.m. service was suspended on the N, Q and R trains between Queens Plaza/Queensboro Plaza and 57 St-7 Ave, which was reportedly due to a smoke condition at Lexington-59th St. About an hour later, northbound R trains were running, but on the F line from 57 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Avenue. Service and all three lines didn’t fully return until almost two hours later.

The Queens Courier staff member and Astoria resident Katrina Medoff, who normally takes the No. 7 train to Flushing and transfers to the LIRR to get to the publication’s Bayside office, decided to take the LIRR from Penn Station. But in avoiding possible delays on one line, she encountered serious delays on the Manhattan-bound E, F, M and R trains she need to get to Penn.

The whole process took her almost two hours, instead of the normal one-hour commute.

Tuesday’s continuing service disruptions follow Monday’s massive suspension on the No. 7 train that left riders stuck on the subway for several hours.

The stalled train that got stuck near Queensboro Plaza had to be pulled back into the station by another train after riders were stranded for about two hours. Four more trains that were stopped between stations had to head back to the 61st-Woodside stop.

About 30 minutes before the train stalled, an umbrella was dropped on the third rail at 52nd Street and caught fire, rerouting service from the express tracks for about 40 minutes. An MTA spokeswoman could not confirm if the umbrella ultimately led to the ice buildup and power loss of the other train.

Suspensions continued throughout Monday as the tracks had to be de-iced, forcing riders to take shuttle buses provided by the MTA and other trains as alternatives. By the late afternoon shuttle train service returned between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway.

For service updates, visit www.mta.info,

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7 train suspended following ice on third rail


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

Updated 4:36 p.m.

Icy conditions were causing headaches for more than just drivers in Queens on Monday.

Service was suspended on the No. 7 train in both directions beginning that morning after ice built up on the third rail and a train lost power, according to an MTA spokeswoman.

The stalled train, which got stuck near Queensboro Plaza about 9:30 a.m., had to be pulled back into the station by another train after riders were stuck for about two hours. Four more trains that were stopped between stations had to head back to the 61st-Woodside stop.

“Would love to take an alternate train but I’m stuck on the train for an hour now in between stops,” Dmytro Fedkowskyj said, expressing his frustration through The Courier’s Facebook page.

Before the train stalled an umbrella was dropped on the third rail at 52nd Street 30 minutes earlier and caught fire.

Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito said at a storm update Monday afternoon that the dropped umbrella led to suspensions. Because trains were not running, ice built up on the rails.

But an MTA spokeswoman could not confirm that the incidents were related and said after the umbrella fell on the tracks local service was rerouted to the express tracks, but returned to normal by 9:40 a.m.

There is no word yet on when service will be restored, but according to the MTA, the rails must be de-iced before trains can run again.

There is currently shuttle train service between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway in both directions.

The MTA is providing shuttle buses between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and 74 St-Broadway in both directions, and the Long Island Rail Road is cross honoring at the following stations: Flushing, Mets-Willets Point, Woodside, Hunters Point and Penn Station

The line of commuters waiting for buses in Flushing was three blocks long, according to the 109th Precinct, which tweeted photos of the riders waiting in the freezing rain.

As an alternate the MTA is also advising riders to use E, F, R , N and Q train service or Q60 and/or Q32 bus service.

For service updates, visit www.mta.info,

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 2 service is suspended in both directions between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

Nonstop between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.

Local between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St, making station stops at 149 St-Grand Concourse, 145 St, 135 St, 125 St, 116 St, and 110 St.

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 3 service is suspended in both directions between Harlem-148 St and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses run between Harlem-148 St and 96 St. 2 trains make all 3 line station stops between 96 St and Franklin Av. 4 trains make all station stops between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 4 service is extended to/from New Lots Av. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4  trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 14 St-Union Sq.

5

From 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2 or 4 instead. 5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until April 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6  trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 14 St-Union Sq.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, February 2, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use E F N Q trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1.

A

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A .

From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Brooklyn-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from W4 St-Wash Sq to Jay St-MetroTech.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Queens-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W4 St-Wash Sq.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run local from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, Euclid Av-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from W4 St-Wash Sq to Jay St-MetroTech. C trains run every 15 minutes. Allow additional travel time.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

For Service To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D  to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D  train.

For Service From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D train to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D train.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2 World Trade Center-bound E trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31; from 10:45 p.m. Saturday, January 31 to 9:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1; and from 10:45 p.m. Sunday, February 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica Center-Parsons Archer bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.

F

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd, and Sutphin Blvd.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue P and Bay Pkwy.

L

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. L service operates normal between 14 St-Union Sq and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy. M14 buses provide alternate service.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

R

From 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 31 and from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February, 1, Forrest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forrest Hills-71 Av.

S 42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Man wanted for public lewdness on Queens R train


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A man fondled himself in front of a 47-year-old woman while aboard a Queens R train last week, police said.

The victim was on the train, which was near the Queens Plaza station in Long Island City, at about 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 23 when the incident occurred.

A man sitting on the train put his hands in his pants and started to fondle himself, cops said. He then got off the subway at the next stop.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 125 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Subway service changes to affect 13 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 145 St to 96 St.

For Service to 137 St, 125 St, 116 St, 110 St, and 103 St, take a South Ferry-bound 1 to 96 St and transfer to a Van Cortlandt Park-242 St bound 1

For Service From these stations, take a Van Cortlandt Park-242 St-bound 1 to 145 St or 168 St and transfer to a South Ferry-bound 1

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26 4 service operates in two sections. To continue your trip, transfer at 125 St.

Between Woodlawn and 125 St.

Between 125 St and Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2 or 4 instead. 5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester for a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.

7

From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use E F N Q trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25.

7

From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.

A

At all times until February 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A  From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St. C trains run every 15 minutes. Allow additional travel time.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

For Service To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D  to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D  train.

For Service From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D train to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D train.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Transfer between E trains and free shuttle buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J  via a transfer at Broadway Junction.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, January 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.

L

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. L service operates normal between 14 St-Union Sq and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy. M14 buses provide alternate service.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

S 42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 24, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Subway service changes to affect 12 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19 4 service operates in two sections. To continue your trip, transfer at 125 St.

Between Woodlawn and 125 St.

Between 125 St and Utica Av/New Lots Av.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2 or 4 instead. 5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until February 2015, 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester.

7

From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use E F N Q trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 18.

7

From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.

A

At all times until February 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A . From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and Sunday, January 18, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St. C trains run every 15 minutes. Allow additional travel time.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

For Service To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D  to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D  train.

For Service From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D train to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D train.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Transfer between E trains and free shuttle buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J via a transfer at Broadway Junction.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Canal St.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Avenue X to Smith-9 Sts.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, January 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Saturday January 17 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 18, F trains will not stop at Lexington Av/63 St

For service to/from this station, use the nearby Lexington Av/59 St N Q R 4 6 station instead. Please note that Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

L

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. L service operates normal between 14 St-Union Sq and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy. M14 buses provide alternate service.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Q

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and Sunday, January 18, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

S 42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 17, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Subway service changes to affect 14 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St. For service to 86 St, 79 St, 66 St, 59 St, and 50 St, take a South Ferry-bound 1 to 72 St or Times Sq-42 St and transfer to an uptown 1 or 2 local train. For service from these stations, take an uptown 1 or 2 train to 72 St or 96 St and transfer to a South Ferry-bound 1.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St.

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 3 service is extended to/from 34 St-Penn Station.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 5 service operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green all weekend. 5 trains run local in Manhattan, replacing the 6.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 6 trains are suspended in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Take the 5 instead. Transfer between 5 and 6 trains at 125 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3 Av-138 St to Hunts Point Av. To Brook Av, Cypress Av, E 143, E 149 St and Longwood Av take a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train to Hunts Point Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound 6. From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound 6 train to 3 Av-138 St and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 7 trains are suspended in both directions between Flushing-Main St and Mets-Willets Point. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

A

At all times until February 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A . From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St. C trains run every 15 minutes. Allow additional travel time.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St. To 23 St and Spring St, take the World Trade Center-bound E to 14 St or Canal St and transfer to an uptown A local, C or E train. From these stations, take an uptown A, C or E to W 4 St-Wash Sq or 34 St-Penn Station and transfer to a World Trade Center-bound E.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Jamaica-179 St bound F  trains run express from W4 St-Wash Sq to 34 St-Herald Sq.

F

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, N trains are suspended in both directions between Lexington Av-59 St and Queensboro Plaza. For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.

Q

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Q trains are suspended between 57 St-7 Av and Times Sq-42 St. Take the N or R instead.

Q

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

R

From 5:15 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11 R trains skip 5 Av-59 St, Lexington Av-59 St, and Queens Plaza in both directions. E and F trains run local in Queens.

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Subway service changes to affect 8 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, December 20 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, Wakefield-241 St bound 2 trains run express from E 180 St to Gun Hill Rd.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A. From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, December 22, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St. Transfer between free shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

G

From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

Q

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21, R trains are rerouted via the Q  line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

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Subway entrance renovations under Kew Gardens Interchange completed


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation

The state completed reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance on Tuesday as part of a $265 million project to improve an area where four highways intertwine and 500,000 vehicles pass through every day.

While much of the overall project is focused on reconstructing the Van Wyck Expressway, the Commissioner for the New York State Department of Transportation called the improvements to the subway “critical” to improving commuter flow in an area known as the Kew Gardens Interchange.

“The Kew Gardens Interchange project will enhance traffic mobility, improve travel speeds and reduce travel times for the entire Van Wyck Expressway corridor and for traffic heading to and from JFK Airport,” Commissioner Joan McDonald said. “For the many residents in this area who rely on mass transit, the project also includes improved access to the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station.”

The new subway entrance for the E and F lines features a glass and stainless steel canopy, a widened staircase, enhanced tunnel lighting and new tile walls and flooring.

Future work on the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance will include new landscaping, sidewalks, concrete pavement, lighting and an elevator.

By 2016, the state hopes to complete a part of the project that would completely reconstruct a half-mile section of the Van Wyck Expressway just south of the Interchange and six bridges over the Van Wyck Expressway.

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Subway service changes to affect 9 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A  to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A . From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 111 St. For service to this station use the Q112 bus, or take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A . For service from this station, take a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Lefferts Blvd, transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

E

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

G

From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 7, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

S

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7, Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.

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Subway service changes to affect 10 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 1 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station. 

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 2 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station.

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 3 service operates to/from New Lots Av all weekend, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn. 3 trains run express in Manhattan all weekend.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Av. Take 2 3 N Q R trains instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the N Q R between 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. Transfer between the 4 6 and N Q R at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. 4 service operates local between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall all weekend.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Bowling Green. Take 4 5 6 R trains instead. Trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Grand Central-42 St.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions due to CPM station rehabilitation work.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

6

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St. To continue your trip, transfer at 3 Av-138 St to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A. From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A. From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

F

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, Chambers St-bound J trains run express from Broadway Junction to Myrtle Av.

Q

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Q trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.

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