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The Ocean Queen Rockstar, a 350-passenger ferry and the latest addition to the NYC fleet (Via NYC EDC)

EXCLUSIVE: Treyger Calls For Reduced Ferry Fares For Students

CONEY ISLAND — City Councilman Mark Treyger wants ferry service fares reduced for students enrolled in New York City schools. Treyger, who chairs the council's Committee on Education, will introduce the bill at Wednesday's City Council Stated...

BQX Project Takes Another Step Forward

The office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams provided the following statement regarding today's announcement: "A 21st century city demands 21st century transportation solutions. Brooklyn’s future depends on serious mass transit investment, shared...

DOT’s BQE Fix Would Build Overpass Above Brooklyn Bridge Say Activists

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Following a rally earlier this month on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade where hundreds called on the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider other ways to fix the triple-cantilever portion of...

Help Track Dangerous Intersections in Lander’s District 39

PARK SLOPE - Following the deadly crash last March at 5th Avenue and 9th Street that killed Abigail Blumenstein and Joshua Lew, and later resulted in the death of Ruthie Ann Miles' unborn child, Council...

Briefly Noted: New Numbers on Congestion Pricing, Dodgers and Winter Storm Advisory

While the majority of residents in the city seem to support Congestion Pricing, Brooklyn came in last, according to the Streetsblog poll which is missing Staten Island due to insufficient response: Manhattan: 60.6 percent in favor, 32.5...
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Council Member Requests Riders’ Responses To #RogueFExpress

According to the MTA, when a delay occurs, trains are often switched to express to shorten gaps in service and appropriately space trains. Train crews must inform riders in a timely manner when...

NYC Ferry Will Debut Brooklyn Navy Yard Stop In May

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - As part of Mayor de Blasio's recently announced expansion of NYC Ferry service, a new stop on the Astoria line will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. The Brooklyn...

Hundreds Rally Against DOT’s Plan To Turn Promenade Into 6-Lane Highway

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Several hundreds of people gathered on the beautiful Brooklyn Heights Promenade in the freezing cold to rally against the Department of Transportation's (DOT) plan to turn the historic Promenade into a...

‘Rally For A Better BQE’ Scheduled For Saturday, Jan. 12

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Council Member Stephen Levin, and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will join neighbors on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Saturday morning, January 12, to demand...

Street Closures Amid Firefighter’s Funeral Service

MARINE PARK — The 61st Precinct announced road closures ahead of funeral services for fallen FDNY Firefighter Steven H. Pollard. The funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at Good Shephard Church located at...

De Blasio Announces NYC Ferry Service For Coney Island – in 2021

NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that Coney Island will finally get ferry service as part of a Coney Island-Bay Ridge-Manhattan route. "Every day millions of us lose minutes, sometimes hours, just...
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Tell The Speaker About Your Transit Woes

BAY RIDGE — This week, Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson launched a five-borough subway service series with Brooklyn as its second stop. Johnson and Councilman Justin Bannan distributed leaflets at the 77th Street R...

First Week Of The Year Brings Two Bicyclist Deaths In Brooklyn

EAST NEW YORK - The first week of January closed with the death of another bicyclist in Brooklyn. On Friday, January 4 at 3:55 am  41-year-old Hector Ayala Jr. was riding his bike a block from his...

Where Does The L Train Go From Here?

WILLIAMSBURG - Twelve elected officials and representatives from various organizations stood outside the Lorimer Street L Train subway station yesterday in 46 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour to each repeat the fact that they had more questions...

Dog On Williamsburg Bridge Subway Tracks Delays Trains

WILLIAMSBURG - Trains were delayed for over two hours last night after a dog was found roaming the subway tracks over the Williamsburg Bridge. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, the MTA tweeted "Metropolitan Av-bound...
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