Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday morning that A train subway service will be restored to the Rockaways on May 30, just over seven months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed tracks across Jamaica Bay and seriously damaged two stations.
About two dozen bicycle enthusiasts came together last Saturday at Maspeth High School for a community forum to kick into gear plans that could see a new bike infrastructure for the area and surrounding neighborhoods in place by as early as next year.
Among those in attendance was Frank Rosado, a Ridgewood resident who commutes by bicycle to Manhattan every day.
From his office on Bell Boulevard and 73rd Avenue, City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) says he can hear his frustrated constituents at the former Q75 bus stop swearing, yelling, and literally crying out for someone to restore the cancelled bus route.
The Q75, which ran from Oakland Gardens to the F train stations in Jamaica, was eliminated along with 32 other bus routes, 570 bus stops and two subway lines on June 27, 2010, a $93 million service reduction.
About a dozen restaurant owners and bikers got the 411 on Tuesday on new delivery regulations.
A package of city laws that went into effect on April 23 requires helmets, reflective vests, lights, bells and identification linking the riders to their employers’ establishments.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is close to approving a new bus route that would offer more direct service to LaGuardia Airport while cutting the existing Q33 route short to focus more on neighborhood riders.
The proposed Q70 Limited line — “a new faster and more direct route to LaGuardia” — would run from transit hubs in Woodside and Jackson Heights along the 7 subway line on Roosevelt Avenue and provide a shorter link with the airport.
The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation has reached an agreement with a Long Island real estate developer on a project that is slated to bring “a big-box retail store” and a 500-space parking garage to 168th Street.
The Blumenfeld Development Group has worked on numerous projects in the city, including the transformation of the old Bulova Watch Co. complex on Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst into a corporate office center.
Turning onto Sapphire Street from Linden Boulevard, it almost seems like a roller coaster.
Make the turn fast enough and the dip causes a sensation in your stomach akin to the first drop on Great Adventure’s Nitro.
The plans to restore the elevated subway line above Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, and install an elevator at the Lefferts Boulevard station, are moving forward after a delay.
Community Board 10 received an update on the project from Vinod Patel, the job’s design manager, who said the project is in the final stages of development and pre-planning and will go out to bid this year.
A group that began seven months ago with a few people venting their complaints while eating at the Terrace Diner has evolved into a neighborhood movement, a force dedicated to making the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority work for the residents of Northeast Queens to alleviate the noise and pollution from planes flying out of LaGuardia airport.
Approximately 200 people with similar frustrations attended the first Queens Quiet Skies community education meting on May 2 in the Bayside High School auditorium. While planes rumbled overhead, leaders and experts presented residents with legal and technical information and encouraged them to get more involved.
Drivers who chug along the Grand Central, just as it breaks away from the Jackie Robinson, can’t help but notice the massive construction project at the Kew Gardens Interchange, the series of ramps and roads at the confluence of the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway, the Jackie Robinson Parkway, Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike.
With the summer months approaching, the state Department of Transportation is confident traffic will lighten, making for an easier commute, but with the project going on for over a year now, there is some skepticism over the outcome this transportation hub makeover will have.