The Central Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills is a prime location for anyone seeking a respite outside Manhattan while staying close enough to return in less than a half hour.
Forest Hills is juxtaposed with quiet streets decorated with well-maintained single-family homes and row houses, and bustling blocks with high-rises and busy restaurants. This diversity of architectural styles matched... » more
The future of 3.5-miles of abandoned rail tracks in southern Queens will be the subject of dueling studies that could settle whether the spot will be used for transit or a High Line-style park.
Assemb. Philip Goldfeder, who backs reactivating the old Rockaways Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as a new transit option for the area, Monday announced that Queens College's Urban Studies... » more
The Queens Museum -- formerly known as the Queens Museum of Art -- will reopen this weekend, with its size doubled to 105,000 square feet to accommodate new galleries and performance and event spaces.
The renamed museum, which was expanded to include the southern half of the New York City Building, formerly occupied by the World's Fair Ice Skating Rink in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, has... » more
Sticks and stones may break your bones but threatening tweets against the Amazin's may put you behind bars.
West Haven, Conn., police yesterday charged Aryn Leroux with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace, reports said. The 42-year-old allegedly tweeted Mets players and staff and made a specific threat against Citi Field.... » more
If you ask residents what life is like in Queens Village, many say it is quiet and welcoming.
Neighbors in the residential nabe in eastern Queens know one another by name.
“People are very friendly,” explained Letitia Moratal, who’s worked at Doty’s, a local Filipino restaurant, for the last four years. “It’s a nice place to live.”
Akin to a rural town, it has one centrally located... » more
For five weekends in October and November, there will be no No. 7 trains running between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square.
The shutdowns will allow crews to continue installing a modern automated signal system known as Communications-Based Train Control.
Service between Queens and Manhattan will be suspended on weekends in October, beginning Friday, as well as Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 22-25.... » more
On Thursday friends and family will mourn a former -- and headline making -- Brooklyn principal who has died under mysterious circumstances.
"Sister" Vergie Muhammad, 80, was found dead on Sept. 11 in her East Elmhurst home.
Her husband, El Hajj, said he didn't call 911 until hours after she fell out of bed repeatedly, the crimimal complaint said.
El Hajj, who was charged... » more
The Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to traffic this weekend for repairs to ramps, the city Department of Transportation said.
The closure will begin Saturday at 12:01 and end Monday at 6 a.m.
Drivers who need access to Manhattan this weekend will be redirected to the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The repair work will also... » more
New bus service for Queens and Brooklyn will begin early next week, the MTA said.
The new routes were funded by a $29 million investment the MTA made last summer, after the agency had to deliver a major cut to service in 2010 to close a deficit.
"These new and extended routes will go a long way towards providing better service to our customers in Brooklyn and Queens," said... » more