With the holiday season inching closer, you will once again be able to ride trains and buses that were used prominently a long time ago. The MTA will launch a special series of holiday trains and buses on the first four Sundays in December. The first of the nostalgic trains will run on Dec. 1 […]
CITY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED – At 10:33 p.m. on Oct. 26, police arrested Edward Sanders, 49, an off-duty MTA bus driver, and charged him with DWI, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operator leaves scene of accident.
Three Seek To Replace Gennaro As term-limited Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) is on his way out of office, three candidates are gearing up to take his place. Democrat Rory Lancman, Republican Alex Blishteyn and Family Values candidate Mujib Rahman are all vying for the City Council seat for District 24. While Lancman, a former […]
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 […]
Bill de Blasio Sits Down with Tribune Staff BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio met with the Queens Tribune staff to discuss his platforms and ideas for the City, highlighting the many ways his administration would differ from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. De Blasio, New York City’s Public […]
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 […]
BY BETTY BRATON It wasn’t so long ago when the opening of the Aqueduct racetrack was delayed by… pigeon poop. One official was quoted in a city newspaper in 2011, saying “There were pigeon droppings everywhere — on the floors, ceilings, walls, on every surface.” Think about how far we’ve come, as this month Resorts […]
BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Could the Metropolitan Transportation Authority possibly reactivate a defunct Long Island Rail Road line in the next two decades? That is what transit activists hope after reading the MTA’s Capital Needs Assessment from 2015-2034. In page 133 of the report, the agency lists possibly reviving the train line as a […]