“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Randi Gurka is selling her organic oatmeal near the Douglaston LIRR station.
Dorothy Matinale, president of the Douglaston Chamber of Commerce, at the new plaza near the railroad.
Douglaston leaders are hoping a new plaza near the Long Island Rail Road station will bring more life to the location. So does Randi Gurka.
Gurka, a retired school guidance counselor and doula, a certified postpartum and lactation specialist, has set up shop in the plaza selling $5 bowls of organic oatmeal to morning commuters.
A section of Austin Street in Kew Gardens will be closed and parking restrictions will be in place on Friday and Saturday to allow for the installation of a new MTA electrical substation.
In a letter distributed to residents last Friday, Sept. 5, the MTA said Austin Street between 126th and 127th streets will be closed from midnight Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: resobox.com.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will operate all buses and subway trains on a Sunday schedule for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
Members of Community Board 5 met Tuesday evening in Glendale to discuss community updates, including several ongoing capital projects.
A big topic was revitalizing the Rockaway Beach rail line, which John Rozankowski and Philip McManus of the Queens Public Transit Committee said would reduce long commutes for residents of southern Queens, and alleviate traffic congestion in northern Queens.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
A Long Island man has been charged with grand larceny after he allegedly was caught selling counterfeit Long Island Rail Road tickets.
Michael Wright, 27, of Rockville Centre, sold the tickets to passengers between March and June, the authorities said.
For 24 hours on Wednesday, Aug. 13, the area in front of the Forest Hills LIRR station was transformed into a Polish crime scene as NBC crime drama “The Blacklist” filmed in Forest Hills Gardens.
According to Chronicle contributor Laura A. Shepard, the setting of the scene being filmed was a restaurant in a Polish city.
Hip-hop superstars Drake and Lil Wayne knew the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium concert series wasn’t created without with a twinge of worry from area residents over excessive noise and large crowds.
So before the duo’s last song of the night, they urged the crowd to cheer as loud as they could.
State Senate candidate John Liu announced his transportation plan in northeastern Queens last Friday.
Liu is running against incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the 11th Senate District, perhaps the most highly contested race in Queens this year. If elected, Liu said he would pursue a six-point transportation agenda.
Douglaston is slated for a new look near the Long Island Rail Road station soon, but until then the city is working on street improvements nearby that will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross.
Work has begun near the intersection of 235th Street and Douglaston Parkway. The Department of Transportation is creating new crosswalks, expanded pedestrian space and street markings.
In a report released last week, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach LIRR is not only feasible, but a good investment for the financially-shaky Metropolitan Transit Authority.
The document alleged that the MTA has not restored the entire transit system to a state of good repair because it has not received all the funding it has sought and because cost overruns on large capital projects siphoned off resources that could have been used to modernize the system. In it, DiNapoli says restoring the route would cut down on costs of transporting residents in South Queens and the Rockaways and spur development in the area.
A bird’s-eye view of Municipal Parking Lot 3 from the LIRR station in Flushing. Plans call for affordable housing to be built on the site and parking to be replaced.
Up to 200 units of mixed-income, affordable housing could be in the offing for Municipal Parking Lot 3 in Downtown Flushing.
M ore than 5,400 employees of the Long Island Rail Road could walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday if there is no progress on a new contract.
The workers are the highest-paid commuter railroad employees in the country, but also have been working without a contract since 2010.
Gov. Cuomo announces a contract agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road's employee unions, with Anthony Simon of the United Transportation Union, left, and MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast.
A pending strike by Long Island Rail Road unions could leave 300,000 commuters looking for alternative means of transportation if a deal cannot be reached with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority before 12:01 on Sunday morning.
Rego Park Green Alliance Executive Director Yvonne Shortt, left, and mural designer Mayuko Fujino stand underneath one of the five photographs installed on the concrete wall of the 63rd Drive LIRR underpass.
Long Island Rail Road commuters may find stations such as Forest Hills, above, empty on Monday, as the MTA and its unions seem unable to reach a new labor agreement. Without an accord, a strike is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Find contingency plans inside.
The MTA and Long Island Rail Road employee unions have reached a contract agreement, averting a strike that had been set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Gov. Cuomo, agency Chairman Thomas Prendergast and labor leaders announced today.
Parking was a major topic at the sixth annual meeting of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District this Monday.
Residents and merchants met in C J Sullivan’s American Grill on 41st Avenue to hear updates from BID officials, who represent over 400 businesses and property owners along Bell Boulevard from Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue.