Well That Was Awkward

A workshop discussing the QueensWay last week produced an awkward moment during the presentation. As last week’s presentation began, Adam Lubinsky, representing WXY Studio, one of the companies involved in designing the proposed pedestrian path, introduced Neil Giannelli, a staffer for State Senator Joe Addabbo, as representing the senator at last Wednesday’s meeting in Richmond […]

Renderings Of QueensWay Released

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With another round of public hearings on the horizon, the first glance of what the QueensWay could look like was unveiled last week. The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay came out with the first renderings of the proposed pedestrian bike path that would run from […]

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left) praised the efforts of Greater Jamaica in helping to bring the largest private investment in Jamaica in decades. Carlisle Towery (right), president of Greater Jamaica, was brought to tears while reflecting on the 12 years it took to bring the historic development to the area. BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last […]

MTA To Renovate Flushing LIRR Station

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A plan to renovate the entrances to the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station has been approved. On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted in favor of an effort by the MTA and LIRR to acquire the property at 40-36 Main St. using the New York […]

LIRR Riders Face Ticket Machine Scam

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The MTA Police Department has issued a warning to customers about a potential credit and debit card scam at Long Island Rail Road stations. Four ticket vending machines in Queens and Nassau County have been affected by the scam. In each case, tiny cameras were hidden on the underside of […]

Station Centennial

On Oct. 23, hundreds of New Yorkers from Queens to Long Island gathered at the Jamaica LIRR station to celebrate the station’s 100th anniversary. As part of the ceremony, the historic transportation hub was memorialized by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, who officially marked Oct. 23 as “Jamaica Station Day.” MTA and LIRR executive board […]