Subway

Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/23/2013 at 4:43PM

A woman was killed Monday morning after she was struck by an M train at a subway station on the Ridgewood border, police said. The woman, who police said was in her 30s, was pronounced dead about 9:30 a.m. at the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station Cops said the woman was hit after she jumped in front [...]

Weekend subway service changes
Weekend subway service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 12/20/2013 at 4:03PM

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several 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.

Daughter of Elmhurst man killed in subway shove sues
News Queens Courier Staff 3/30/2013 at 2:07PM

The daughter of the Elmhurst man killed when he was pushed onto the subway tracks of a Midtown station in December is suing the MTA, according to reports. Ki Suck Han’s 20-year-old daughter, Ashley, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. Han, 58, was struck by a Brooklyn bound “R” train on December 3 at [...]

21 restaurants, food companies meet sodium reduction targets
21 restaurants, food companies meet sodium reduction targets
News Queens Courier Staff 2/13/2013 at 1:27PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Some of the city’s restaurants are saying so long to high sodium. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced the results of a national initiative to reduce the amount of sodium in pre-packaged and restaurant foods. Twenty-one food companies and restaurants – including Subway, Goya, Heinz, Au Bon Pan, Kraft and Starbucks – met [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2012 at 11:01AM

MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more [...]

Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Central Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 11:41AM

New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]

Headlines from around the web
Headlines from around the web
News Alexa Altman 12/08/2012 at 2:00PM

Subway slay suspect says he heard voices before shoving Queens father to his death The vagrant charged with killing a Queens father said he heard voices in his head just moments before the horrific crime. “I heard, ‘Naeem, he’s coming again. He’s coming again. You gotta do something.’ I kept hearing voices like that,” Naeem Davis [...]

Ferry service from Rockaways to Manhattan to begin Monday
Ferry service from Rockaways to Manhattan to begin Monday
News Billy Rennison 11/09/2012 at 12:16PM

Rockaway residents still without subway service into Manhattan will now be able to make it off the peninsula and onto the island via a temporary ferry service set to begin Monday. The ferry, announced today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak, will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel [...]

No timetable for return of subway; limited bus service to resume at 5 p.m.
No timetable for return of subway; limited bus service to resume at 5 p.m.
News Billy Rennison 10/30/2012 at 12:23PM

Extensive flooding in the city’s subway system continues to knock out service with no timetable for trains to be up and running. “The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system,” said [...]