No Deal Yet Between LIRR And Unions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Days before a possible LIRR strike would commence, negotiations between the MTA and LIRR workers came to a standstill Monday. The strike would begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and would impact about 300,000 commuters. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a strike could cost $50 million in lost economic activity […]

More Residences Set To Rise In Dutch Kills

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Changes to the Dutch Kills landscape show no signs of slowing down. Last Friday, Eastern Consolidated Real Estate announced the $6.5 million sale of an 18,000-square-foot, one-story warehouse located at 37-10 Crescent St. The building currently houses the Paris limousine company. The buyer is Ranger Properties, according to property records. […]

Mets Fans Line Up To Meet Keith Hernandez

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Paul Taeschner raised his family to be diehard Mets fans, even after they moved to Maryland from Upstate New York. Last Friday, he made the five-hour trip up to Queens with his son and two grandsons to meet Mets legend Keith Hernandez at the Citibank in Forest Hills, and catch […]

Whitestone’s Pointless Pylon

It’s very convenient when an incident as dumbfounding as this falls right onto the QConf doorstep. Last Friday afternoon, a pair of 109th Precinct officers placed a traffic cone withpolice tape on the corner of Clintonville Street and 14th Road in Whitestone, blocking off traffic heading north on Clintonville. They quickly sped away, leaving the […]

DOT: 149th Street Bridge To Be Rebuilt

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A small, cracked concrete path across the LIRR tracks in Murray Hill – otherwise known as the 149th Street Bridge – must be demolished and rebuilt. Originally closed for demolition and construction in 2010, the bridge on 149th street at Roosevelt Avenue and 41st Avenue was scheduled to reopen in […]

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, former President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn Carter and the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity visited St. Albans to help renovate a one-family home for a Queens family who may not have been able to afford it otherwise. As part of a week-long October celebration, which is part of […]