The former home to St. John’s Hospital will soon be transformed into a mixed-use building.
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in [...]
Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]
Air travelers are weighing in on the best and worst airports in the United States. A poll by Travel and Leisure magazine puts New York’s LaGuardia Airport at the bottom of the heap. Travelers complain about the airport’s check-in and security process and say it’s the worst for staff communications, design and cleanliness. Read More: New York [...]
Laughing at Fidel: NY fest stars ‘defect’ — as in their film [New York Post]
Sick sex ‘drive’ — Trapped prostitutes shuttled to tricks by 6 cabbies: DA [New York Post]
Poll Finds Quinn Is Clear Leader In 2013 Mayoral Democratic Field [NY1]
MTA Alter 21 City Bus Routes To Match Riders’ Demands [NY1]
Man in critical condition after being slammed by hit-run driver in Woodhaven [Daily News]
Making room for another civic group in Queens [Daily News]
Police parked a private bus driver in prison after she left her vehicle unattended — with a toddler still aboard. Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to Christie Avenue and 99th Street in Corona at 9 a.m. on April 12 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a Con Edison worker who spotted a child in [...]
A plan for a greener Queens has met some opposition. The Institute for Rational Mobility, a non-profit group of transit advocates, disapproves of the construction of a greenway along three miles of abandoned railway stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park. They feel the train tracks, which have remained idle for 50 years, would better [...]
A train derailment on the northbound No. 6 line early this morning caused delays and service changes on the 4, 5 and 6 trains. Normal service has returned following the derailment though there are still residual delays. If possible riders should use an alternate route to avoid delays. No injuries were reported from the derailment [...]
New York City subway riders may notice they are waiting a little longer for the train today. Columbus Day marks the first time the MTA has implemented its “minor holiday” schedule. After studying minor holidays, the agency discovered ridership levels are often less than 75 percent of peak ridership. The reduction in service on these [...]