Subway

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 [...]

Subway comes to Sky View Center
Business Billy Rennison 10/20/2012 at 12:00AM

Subway, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain, opened its newest location at Sky View Center, the 800,000-square-foot, multi-level regional mall in downtown Flushing. “The addition of Subway to Sky View Center emphasizes our commitment to providing the Flushing community with a variety of restaurant and retail establishments,” said Michael Dana, president of Onex Real Estate [...]

Pols, advocates want harsher punishments for subway sex crimes
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2012 at 11:35AM

Politicians and advocacy groups are pushing for harsher penalties for subway pervs. On average every year, the NYPD receives 600 incidents of “riders being groped, flashed, grinded or similarly assaulted,” the Daily News reported. Since smartphones came into use, women have been fighting back, exposing perpetrators to police and even the web. In 2005, a [...]

Subway announcements now ‘clear and accurate’: survey
Subway announcements now ‘clear and accurate’: survey
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2012 at 9:54AM

Gone are the days when subway announcements sounded as if they were spoken from Charlie Brown’s teacher. A new survey by the Straphangers Campaign found a majority of delay and disruption announcements, 59 percent, to be “clear and accurate” for the time since 1997. “We found that transit officials are doing a better job keeping [...]

Subway Grand Opening in Whitestone
Subway Grand Opening in Whitestone
Business Queens Courier Staff 9/15/2012 at 9:54AM

Subway, at 14-41 150th Street in Whitestone, hosted its grand opening on September 8. Owner Johnson Rethinasamy was joined by Bishop David Benke and Ranee Ratnarajah for the ribbon cutting ceremony, at which Benke also did a blessing of the store. Members and friends of Mosaic ministries and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitestone were also [...]

NYPD seeks suspect in Queens, Brooklyn subway robberies
NYPD seeks suspect in Queens, Brooklyn subway robberies
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2012 at 10:37AM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in regards to three armed subway robberies in Queens and Brooklyn. The suspect first struck on August 1 aboard a Queens-bound A train around 7:30 a.m. He approached a 21-year-old man and robbed him at gunpoint. After the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2012 at 6:43AM

EVENT of the DAY: Live at the Gantries Groove to a free jazz performance by talented students and staff members from the York College Music Department in the great outdoors. Expect a mix of traditional jazz from the blues, swing and fusion. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own Racino at Aqueduct [...]

MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 10:10AM

City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]

Q, 7 rated top subway lines, N, R worst in Queens
Q, 7 rated top subway lines, N, R worst in Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 1:58PM

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released its fifteenth annual “State of the Subways” Report Card today, and several Queens subway were rated the best in the city. The report, which profiled 20 subway lines and rated 19, was based on how often they run and breakdown, seat availability, cleanliness and announcements. The Q, which connects Astoria [...]

MetroCard credit and debit transactions go down
MetroCard credit and debit transactions go down
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2012 at 10:22AM

At about 9 a.m., MetroCard credit and debit card transactions stopped working throughout the whole system, said a spokesman for the MTA. The spokesman did not know what caused the problem, but as of around 10 a.m. said the MTA is working on fixing it, and it will be solved in the next few minutes. [...]