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In 1934, then-New York City Parks Department Commissioner Robert Moses announced plans to upgrade Riis Park, spending $1.7 million to add a new bathing pavilion, parking lot, pitch-'n-put golf course, and a 40–foot wide, mile–long boardwalk. As part of the plan to get more residents to visit and eventually settle in the Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula areas, Moses also went ahead with plans to build the Marine Parkway Bridge.
More than 300 local schoolchildren let their creative talent flow in an art contest honoring the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s 75th anniversary. The contest was sponsored by the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association. Director of Bridges East Raymond Webb, who oversees the Bronx-Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges, helped picked the winners along with Whitestone Civic Association President Devon O’Connor and City Councilman Paul Vallone.
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the MTA and New York City Transit buses are ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the MTA is ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
You can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer including our City’s beaches.……and you have plenty of options:
FASTRACK returns to N Q R Broadway Line in Manhattan June 2-6. During work N operates in Queens only, Q via 6th Ave D line to a from 57th St/7th Ave and R ends early in Queens and Manhattan
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 30 - June 2
Some baby falcons are getting some great views of the city atop three MTA bridges and some special care, too. Eleven pelegrine falcon chicks were recently banded as part of the state nesting program that MTA Bridges and Tunnels has been part of since 1983.
Mechanics are unable to close WALK Bridge near South Norwalk due to mechanical problems. We are currently unable to provide service between East Norwalk and South Norwalk and we are attempting to establish alternate means of transportation
Massimo Vignelli, the influential graphic designer who reimagined the MTA New York City Transit subway system as a neat grid of colored lines surrounded by a beige ocean, died Tuesday in Manhattan at the age of 83.
No. 7 Flushing Line Work Resumes this Weekend
FASTRACK wrapped up on A B C D Central Park West line in Manhattan for the first time in 2014 this week. Hundreds of New York City Transit (NYCT) employees performed a range of cleaning and maintenance tasks of station and tunnel infrastructure, signal equipment, and track and third rail components.
MTA New York City Transit announced the completion of a vital project that now allows customers at the Utica Av [A][C] station to use three new ADA-accessible elevators to reach the platforms from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The elevators will open for service Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
About two dozen performance acts will soon fill the subway system with melodious tunes. The MTA's Arts for Transit & Urban Design announced that 23 performers and groups have been accepted into the Music Under New York program. The musicians were chosen from approximately 60 acts that performed before judges at the program’s 27th annual auditions on May 13 in Grand Central Terminal, where Arts for Transit also unveiled a new logo and brand identity for the program by the design firm Pentagram.
If you’ve been waiting for a faster way to get to LaGuardia Airport, the wait is over and your bus has come in. MTA New York City Transit is beginning service Sunday (May 25) along the new M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) route, which connects Manhattan’s Upper West Side and LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal.
As the beach season is about to begin with summer unofficially kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is offering special fare packages to get you to 12 of Long Island’s sandy destinations. These special beach package tickets are available throughout the summer.
Service is currently suspended on the Long Beach, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead Branches due to signal trouble at Valley Stream.
Ten years after its completion, MTA New York City Transit’s second Stillwell Terminal shines as brightly as ever, providing a visually attractive gateway to Coney Island, though its promise of sunlight-generated electric power has been temporarily snuffed – a lingering effect of damage caused by Super Storm Sandy.
Grand Central Terminal is now a cooler, more energy-efficient place when it comes to air conditioning. That's because Metro-North Railroad has replaced five old cooling towers atop the terminal with four new more energy efficient ones.

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