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An annual study conducted by the Straphangers Campaign has tapped the Q subway line as the best in New York City in terms of performance, reliability and cleanliness.
The Q, which runs from Astoria-Ditmars Avenue to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, was one of 19 subway lines on the 15th annual report card issued by the Straphangers, a branch of the New York Public Interest Research Group.
On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Queens communities are remembering those who died there, be it office workers, police, fire or emergency responders.
Events begin today, Thursday, and continue through October. They range from prayer services to a mural dedication. See a separate listing in Qboro for the many art exhibits geared to 9/11.
After some delay, construction on Linden Boulevard in St. Albans has officially begun. For the next three months, Linden between Farmers Boulevard and 195th Street will be one-way eastbound 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
At all other times, one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic. Westbound traffic will be able to turn right onto 197th Street, left onto 116th Avenue, left onto Farmers Boulevard and a right back onto Linden. Buses, however, will not be diverted off Linden. A flagger will direct buses in both directions through the construction area when the conversion is in effect.
For the past week, Mayor Bloomberg has been on the defensive, shrugging off political shots after six individuals — including four consultants to the Office of Payroll Administration — were indicted on federal fraud and money laundering charges, accused of bilking the CityTime payroll project out of tens of millions of dollars.
In its final proposed 2009 budget, released on Nov. 20, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told New Yorkers to take a hike — literally.
Halloween may have passed, but some elected officials are claiming a ghost is back in town.