Category Archives: Queens

What to do with the city’s stinkiest water bodies

By Len Maniace The coming months are likely to be crucial for the future of two of our city’s most odiferous water bodies, both in name and in fact. New York State is expected to rule on plans by New … Continue reading

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In Queens, a subway too far

It’s no mystery why Queens is behind the four big boroughs in transit. Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx have smaller populations than in 1950, while Queens has more 770,000 people – but nearly no gain in areas covered by the subway. Continue reading

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BRT finally coming to Queens; Express to the beach and more

By Len Maniace For too long Queens has been the city’s stepchild when it comes to rapid transit; The borough is New York’s second most populous, but ranks fourth in how well it’s served. Improvements seem likely, however, and soon. … Continue reading

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