U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the MTA to create a “nerd bus” which would connect riders going from the upcoming applied science campus at Roosevelt Island to the growing technology hub in Brooklyn, but transit agency officials say better options for commuters already exist. Comment.
A worker unloading a truck in Woodside Monday morning was killed in an accident involving a school bus carrying special-needs children, according to police, witnesses, fellow employees and the man’s boss. Comment.
Emergency responders assist in the removal of a sailboat Aug. 4 from underneath the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which connects Long Island City to Roosevelt Avenue. According to the Breaking News Network, all of those aboard the boat were removed without incident. Comment.
NYU’s decision to continue to allow Chick-fil-A to operate on campus is troubling. Chick-fil-A has made opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights an integral part of its business. Comments (5).
With Astoria’s Shore Road blocked off to any passing traffic, enough room was made for something Queens doesn’t see a lot of on any typical quiet summer Sunday, from ukulele lessons to fruit-eating frenzies. Comment.
First impressions do matter, and host Youssef Echyabi at L’Artiste in Astoria blew it big time. He greeted us in a T-shirt emblazoned with a witticism that included the “f-word.” We know that formality may be a thing of the past, but we don’t think that dress down needs to go that far down. We had a child in our party and that wasn’t something he needed to see. To add insult to injury, a female member of our party arrived early, and was not offered so much as a glass of water, let alone a cocktail while she waited. Comments (2).
In a capstone to a nearly yearlong fight, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and business owners in Jackson Heights announced Friday the controversy around the 37th Road Plaza was essentially over now that the businesses have created an organization to care for the space. Comments (3).
Overlooking the East River, with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, internationally renowned Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City boasts striking contemporary and innovative sculptures, along with wonderful community attractions, including outdoor entertainment. Comment.