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All that a 38-year-old Robert Giugliano wanted was to leave his city office by 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 1993 to see his daughter rehearse for a Christmas event. But, work kept him long, and so he ended up taking his usual 5:33 p.m. LIRR train to Hicksville, nodding to familiar commuters and taking his regular third seat on the third train.
And then at Garden City, Colin Ferguson stepped on, permanently and horrendously changing Giugliano’s life.
The Christmas tree was lit near the Bayside LIRR station.
Plans to develop the right of way of the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line are moving forward in all directions.
While the urban parks advocacy group The Trust for Public Land conducts its feasibility study for the proposal to build a High Line-type park on the old rail line between Rego Park and Ozone Park, Queens College is now joining in, planning a study next year on both that plan and a competing one to reactivate train service between Rego Park and the Rockaway Peninsula.
Nassau County prosecutors have added new charges and a new suspect in the case involving the skimming of credit card information from Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines.
Dorin Husa, 37, and Niculae Peter, 45, of Elmhurst, who were charged in Queens earlier this month, face charges of first-degree unlawful duplication of computer-related material; five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument; criminal possession of a forgery device; and fourth-degree conspiracy, according to a statement issued by Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
Illegally-parked trucks have been an ongoing concern throughout the communities served by the 102nd Precinct, and the precinct’s executive officer Matt Hanrahan told the community council Tuesday night that the police have been cracking down.
“This past Saturday night, we did a heavy tow operation,” Hanrahan said. “Three vehicles were towed, two tractor-trailers and a box truck, in the Atlantic Avenue-Woodhaven Boulevard vicinity. We also issued 20 summonses.”
Community Board 9’s internal issues came to a dramatic climax Tuesday night when the board voted not to remove one of its longtime members, leading another to resign and walk out of the meeting, and two others to follow him.
Sam Esposito had been in hot water with the board’s leadership over emails he sent that were considered anti-Semitic by at least three other members. Those members, Wallace Bock, Evelyn Baron and Jan Fenster, had called for Esposito to be expelled from the community board.
Law enforcement is continuing its investigation into the theft of credit card numbers from Long Island Rail Road ticket machines that were tampered with.
Four Romanian nationals, including two men from Elmhurst, have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of thousands of credit card numbers used at Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines.
Niculae Peter, 45, and Dorin Husa, 37, of Elmhurst, were arrested last week by Nassau County and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police after search warrants were executed at their Elmhurst apartment.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith, Long Island Railroad President Helena Williams and Assemblywoman Barbara Clark cut the ribbon on Oct. 30 as the LIRR unveiled massive renovations, restorations and improvements to its Queens Village station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Queens Village has been an LIRR stop since 1881, though the current station was built in 1924, bottom left.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is investigating a credit and debit card scam that has targeted Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines at four locations in Queens and Nassau County.
Investigators have found hidden cameras attached to machines in Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue and Greenvale. MTA Police Chief Michael Coan said the cameras were under a metal strip placed across the top of the ticket machines, and appear to be part of the machines.
Last month, the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. trumpeted its long-awaited deal with a developer to build a hotel on property it owns across from the Long Island Rail Road’s transit hub on Sutphin Boulevard.
But when Justin Rodgers, director of economic development for the GJDC, made a presentation to Community Board 12 on Oct. 16, it also brought long-established tensions between the two bodies to the surface.
To say the Q10 bus line may be one of the borough’s busiest would surprise few people.
The route that runs from Kew Gardens to JFK Airport was, in the days before the AirTrain, the only connection between the Queens Boulevard subway lines, the LIRR and the airport.
Hidden cameras have been found attached to the circled area at multiple LIRR stations in Queens and Nassau.
The MTA Police Department is investigating a potential credit and debit card scam that has targeted Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines (TVMs) at four locations in Nassau and Queens.
The MTA noted the possibility of restoring the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line, seen above in Ozone Park, in its 20-year capital assessment last week.
Endzone Industries has completed phase one of the cleanup project at the former Ozone Industries site in Ozone Park.
The stage included the removal and off-site disposal of impacted soil with the completion of an on-site air-monitoring program under the direct supervision of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It began in May.
If you pay for it, they may just build it.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 20-year Capital Assessment released last week includes a nod to the proposal for reactivating the Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line.
Last Saturday, volunteers completed the first new public mural in Flushing in more than a decade.
John Choe, executive director of One Flushing Community Economic Development Center, organized a cleanup effort to beautify an area near the Long Island Rail Road Station.
Along Edsall Avenue in Glendale, residents are growing frustrated.
“There is no drainage on the street,” said Enzo Puccio, who lives on Edsall, before Community Board 5 last Thursday. “When it rains, water just piles up for weeks on end until the next rainstorm comes and there is no place for all the water to go to.”
An architect’s rendering shows the 24-story, $35 million hotel that Long Island developer Able Management Group has won the right to build at 93-43 Sutphin Blvd., directly across from the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved a proposal for a 24-story hotel across from the Long Island Rail Road on land owned by the LIRR and the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
No construction or opening dates were immediately available, but the GJDC said that the Able Management Group, which has properties which include hotels in Plainview and Brentwood on Long Island, is planning for more than 200 rooms plus retail space and a full-service restaurant on the street level.