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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.
It seems as if you can’t be a key player for the St. John’s Red Storm unless head coach Steve Lavin has suspended you for at least one game for mysteriously violating team rules. Last year guard D’Angelo Harrison missed the last few games of the regular season, along with St. John’s futile appearance in the postseason NIT. Earlier this season center Chris Obepka was suspended for a pair of exhibition games for unsaid infractions.
This past Friday night it was hyped rookie guard Rysheed Jordan’s turn to sit out a game for unspecified bad deeds. Jordan, a big-time Philadelphia high school star, was supposed to be the best recruit to come to St. John’s since Lavin became head coach four years ago. Lavin and the St. John’s Sports Information Department decided before this season started that the media would not be able to interview him until January 2014 at the earliest. Obviously putting Rysheed in a cocoon has not been the foolproof plan that the St. John’s coaching staff thought it would be. At press time, Lavin did not indicate when Jordan would be reinstated.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will operate on special schedules between today, Wednesday, and Sunday, Dec. 1, to accommodate travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
New York City subways and buses will operate on Sunday schedules on Thanksgiving Day.
The aroma of cinnamon, ginger and candy hangs in the air at the NY Hall of Science as the museum unveils a special gingerbread village on display now through the holidays.
Although the 19- by 14-foot creation went on display Sunday, its creator, Jon Lovitch, expected to put the final finishing touches on by Tuesday. Taking time out from those preparations on Monday, Lovitch said his work was a labor of love.
The Jets enter their bye week, which is just a shade over the halfway mark of their NFL season, with a 5-4 record. They are certainly not an elite NFL team, as their 49-9 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago proved, but they have also shown resiliency by beating the NFL perennial powerhouse New Orleans Saints 26-20 last week. And that score did not even reflect how dominant the Jets were in that game.
If you had told most Jets fans during the preseason that their team would be 5-4 in early November they probably would have hugged you while crying tears of joy. The conventional wisdom was that Jets head coach Rex Ryan was sure to be fired by new general manager John Idzik at the end of the season. As much as Jets fans had come to loathe QB Mark Sanchez over the last two years, the feeling was that the team would be lucky to win two games once it was learned that he would miss the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury. It was asking a lot to expect rookie quarterback Geno Smith to win NFL games right out of the starting gate.
Art is in the eyes of the beholder. And last Thursday, Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block kind of agreed, and issued a 10-day temporary restraining order to the 16 graffiti artists who have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save the art they painted on 5Pointz, the “Graffiti Mecca” of the art world, by stopping the demolition of the buildings located in Long Island City.
In a brilliant legal argument presented by Jeannine Chanes and Roland Acevedo, the two lawyers who are representing the artists, the plaintiffs argue that destroying the artwork is in violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act and copyright law.
The massive search for missing Rego Park 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo continues, but the legal side of the case is just beginning.
Avonte’s family, represented by attorney David Perecman, has filed a lawsuit against the City of New York after the 14-year-old autistic, nonverbal teenager ran out of his Long Island City school and went missing on Oct. 4. A search of “unprecedented proportions” has continued for over a week, with authorities notably combing through every subway station.
Residents are pushing for the installation of elevators at two Astoria train stations, Ditmars Boulevard and Hoyt Avenue.
Astoria resident Alp Gurpinar, who sustained a foot injury while carrying his daughter’s stroller up several flights of stairs at the train station on Ditmars Boulevard — something he has to do several times in the day — says an elevator would make the station more accessible and give people an alternative to the stairs.
The modern supermarket got its start in Queens. The popular board game Scrabble was invented here. The only national park that can be reached by subway is located here.
These are but a few of the lesser-known facts about the borough that emerged, along with a historical perspective, as a lineup of the cognoscenti gathered on Friday to lead a celebration in honor of the most diversified place on Earth.
Theater Time Productions, “A Murder is Announced,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 & 29 at 3 p.m., $16, $14 seniors and students. Sept. 20: dessert after party. Reservations recommended. Contact: (347) 358-8102, theatretime.org.
On July 1, 1936, a couple in a two-door coupe collided with a news distribution truck carrying 11 men on Sunrise Highway between Francis Lewis and Brookville boulevards in Rosedale. Everyone was shocked.
Both vehicles were totaled, but nobody was seriously hurt. It was hard even to believe 11 people with their newspapers to drop off could fit inside the truck, but luck was on their side that day.
The fight over a proposed family homeless shelter in Glendale got the attention of Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), a Democratic candidate for borough president.
Vallone gathered with residents and civic leaders from Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth near the site of the proposed 125-family shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. on Friday to demand the proposal be killed.
Standing on the sidewalk adjacent to the northbound lanes of Cross Bay Boulevard as the road descends from the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge into Howard Beach, Dorothy McCloskey, a Howard Beach resident and president of Friends of Charles Park, a group dedicated to protecting Howard Beach’s largest — and depending on whom you ask, only — public park, pointed to the mouth of Shellbank Basin and toward Jamaica Bay. A fence used to line the sidewalk, blocking access to the waterfront here, but Hurricane Sandy blew the fence down. Now, the chain-linked barrier lies rusted on the ground, partially embedded in the earth.
McCloskey took a step onto the collapsed fence, which recoils like a trampoline. She jumped suddenly.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will provide extra rail service on Friday for riders looking to get an early start to the Labor Day weekend.
The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will offer additional early afternoon trains from Manhattan.
“Everyone seems to be against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer except the voters, especially black voters.”
The words spoken by Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, sent shock waves through the city’s Democratic circles on Aug. 14.
At a recent debate for the public advocate’s race, state Sen. Dan Squadron (D-Brooklyn) was told by one of his opponents that she “won’t be lectured on ethics by an Albany politician.”
But Squadron — the only state legislator in the race for public advocate, and the only male among the four main candidates — is quick to dispel the notion that he is part of a historically unpopular, corrosive Albany club, noting that he has been a champion of reform from the moment he ran for his state Senate seat in 2008.
The plan to build a High Line-like park along the former Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line moved forward Tuesday as The Trust for Public Land — an urban parks advocacy group which received $467,000 from the state to study the feasibility of the project — kicked off the study by announcing the two firms that will lead the project.
WXY Architecture + Urban Design and Dlandstudio were the two firms chosen to lead the study that will put together a conceptual design for the project and hold workshops and meetings for area residents to add in their views.
Twenty months after opening for business, Resorts World Casino New York City has opened its link to the New York City subway.
The enclosed skybridge that was built in 2011 also opened for business this week, directly connecting the casino to the Aqueduct Racetrack station on the A line.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), a Democratic candidate for Queens borough president, on Monday, declared his support for a plan to restore rail service on the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line that has been abandoned since 1962.
Avella called the train a key component to improve transportation not only for southern Queens, but for the entire borough.
The 23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, with its spectacle of colorful vessels, is set to ply the waters of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday and Sunday.
The two-day event will feature races between 180 teams and more than 2,400 participants from across the country and Canada. Up for grabs are the city title, which will be held on Saturday, and the U.S. championship on Sunday, plus prizes and cash.
Anthony Weiner came to Long Island City on Monday to introduce an addendum to his “Keys to the City” papers, the latest being 16 pages designed, he said, to keep New York City “the capital of the middle class.”
The 61 itemized points cover healthcare, crime, education, transportation and infrastructure and tax reform among other topics.
Gov. Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have announced that an increase in state funding will make the expansion or restoration of subway and bus service in Queens possible within the next 12 months.
The service improvements were announced Monday in connection with the release of the MTA’s updated financial plan.
New York City Transit is recommending a 25 percent increase in afternoon and evening service along the G subway line, which runs between Court Square in Long Island City with Church Avenue in Brooklyn.
The new trains and other changes are contingent upon the Metropolitan Transportation Authority finding the estimated $700,000 to implement them, according to a statement issued by the MTA on Monday.