A recent crackdown on so-called dollar vans near the Archer Avenue-Parsons Boulevard transit hub was prompted by a recent visit by the mayor and compounded by a high-speed police chase that seriously injured a 22-year-old woman two weeks ago.
Leaders from Southeast Queens gathered on Monday to say that neither ever needed to happen. They are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide more buses in the region, and for the Taxi and Limousine Commission to completely overhaul its enforcement operations against illegal vans.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in connection with a stabbing at the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station in Jamaica around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.
Three male teens were stabbed at the Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer subway station in Jamaica around 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD. No one was immediately arrested for the crime.
The New York City Panel on Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation Task Force will be meeting regularly to assess how they can best prepare the people of New York City for any intense storms to come.
Established in 2008 by Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council, the Climate Panel and Task Force are designed to issue climate change prediction once every three years.
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.
One person watching the towering column of black smoke rising from nearly 10 miles away compared it to an erupting volcano.
A seven-alarm blaze that destroyed a vacant food-processing plant in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn may have affected more people on this side of the borough’s border.
It’s an often overlooked art scene that is — sometimes literally — underground.
Transit officials say the New York City Bus Rapid Transit system will be a commuter’s dream. With fewer stops, dedicated lanes and on-board technology that can communicate with stoplights to clear right of way for the buses, advocates hope to create a quick and more convenient mode of transportation that will beat driving to work.
It may seem like only yesterday that New York bus and subway riders were smacked with a 50-cent one-way fare increase, but now the MTA is asking residents to dig deeper once again.
As a community-wide effort to reduce crime gets under way in Southeast Queens, one local precinct commander said the recent spate of killings fits an unusual pattern that could make it harder to combat.
State education and elected officials cut the ribbon last week on a spacious and attractive education and job training center in downtown Jamaica.
The Parsons/Archer subway station in Jamaica was the site of a demonstration last Friday by transit union members who said that the New York City Transit Authority is planning steep cuts in token booth personnel.