Tag: Union Turnpike

QueensWay: Parks Advocates Respond As MTA Looks At Rail Reactivation

December 13, by Domenick Rafter

As the Metropolitan Transit Authority ponders whether to bring train service back to the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line, a group planning a 3.5 mile linear park over the same tracks between Rego Park and Ozone Park sent a letter to the agency earlier this week arguing that the reinstatement of rail would be a mistake.…

One Dead In Fiery Kew Gardens Crash


December 5, By Domenick Rafter

A deadly accident over the weekend at a notorious Kew Gardens Interchange left one person dead and another injured.

The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night when a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee was exiting the Grand Central Parkway onto Union Turnpike.…

Ground Breaks On New Borough Hall Parking Lot

December 2, by Domenick Rafter

Borough Hall is getting its parking lot back.

Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Transportation Commissioner Nicole Garcia and other officials gathered last week for the groundbreaking of the new borough hall parking lot, which is expected to open next fall on the site of the former parking garage.…