Queens residents are riding on some of the dirtiest subways in the city, according to an annual Straphangers Campaign survey.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 38. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low 18. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Queens straphangers will have to hold on for a little longer. The borough suffered a 17 percent spike in subway delays from 2011 to 2012, according to a new Straphangers Campaign report by the New York Public Interest research Group (NYPIRG). Queens was the least improved in the city when it came to decreasing subway [...]
Street Talk: Would you be willing to pay more to ride the rails if the MTA made safety improvements?
-BY ROSA MICHAELS Yes, I believe glass doors on the platforms in front of the tracks will keep us all safer. Ray Turbin Yes, If they cleaned it up a little and more cameras were put around, it would be safer. Cary Aloise No, it’s too much money already and they always say there will [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: A chance of light rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Friday night: Rain likely, mainly after 9pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%. EVENT of the DAY: Free First Fridays The Noguchi Museum is pleased to [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A slight chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Shirley Valentine [...]
After three days without subways, residents crowded onto trains this morning as limited service returned today with no fares. Fourteen lines will be providing partial service days after the system sustained the worst damage in its 108-year history. There is still no subway service between 34th St in Midtown and Downtown Brooklyn. The MTA’s subway, [...]
Today’s Forecast Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday night: A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Limited subway service returns [...]
MTA fares may be going up, and Queens residents are pretty down about it. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Vena G., who uses the bus frequently to travel the borough looking for a job. The proposal set by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will be unveiled next month, and many changes could be on the [...]