A vintage IND subway train rolled through the Rockaways Thursday to celebrate the A train's return to the peninsula seven months after Superstorm Sandy struck.
By noon, straphangers had an A train with regular service, which cost more than $75 million to restore. More than 30,000 people rely on A train service in the Rockaways daily.
"Today, we get the people of the Rockaways all... » more
UPDATED 5/30/13 4:28 p.m.: Seven months after Superstorm Sandy robbed Rockaways residents of their main transit route to the rest of the city, the A train is set to return to the area at noon Thursday.
The above-ground A line in the Rockaways was among the most damaged parts of the transit system after Sandy, and the MTA estimates it costs more than $75 million to repair the line's mangled... » more
The A train is coming back to the Rockaways Thursday, and residents throughout the summer will still be able to take the ferry that replaced the train service after superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday.
The roughly 45-minute, $2 ferry ride from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive to Pier 11 in lower Manhattan will continue to shuttle Rockaways residents for the... » more
"Sesame Street" trash cans, the Ninja Turtles' lair and Miss Piggy's exquisite wardrobe will have a new home in Astoria next year.
The Museum of the Moving Image announced Tuesday that the Jim Henson family will donate 400 puppets, costumes, props and other memorabilia to the Queens museum for a special gallery.
Henson's daughter Cheryl said her father was always fond of the... » more
Black Rock 3 stars Directed by Katie Aselton Starring Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth Rated R Playing at Village East
The “Black Rock” end credits start rolling at right around the 75th minute. Usually, that thinness would be a cause for complaint, a sign that something went wrong. But it’s exactly right for Katie Aselton’s thriller, which is practically a feature-length evocation... » more
The recovery from Superstorm Sandy's wrath six months ago has produced successes offset by frustrations for the hardest hit areas of New York City.
Coney Island's iconic Cyclone has opened. Most of the South Street Seaport has not.
Hundreds of homes are gone or in such disarray that they won't be back until long after the summer is over.
Businesses remain boarded up and owners... » more
Charles V. Bagli, 59, a real estate writer for The New York Times, is author of "Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made," a real-life real estate thriller about the ill-fated purchase of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.
"Other People's Money," describes how Tishman Speyer and BlackRock overpaid... » more