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The Battery Parking Garage is a distinctive building with its name emblazoned in large letters on the side, looming over Greenwich Street. When it opened in 1950 it made history as the first parking garage in the city to be built by a public agency. Robert Moses, always a supporter of infrastructure for automobiles and parking, wrote that such facilities “can help immensely in serving local needs and in keeping the clutter of traffic off the busy City streets.”
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 5 - June 8
The LIRR remains the best bet for travel to beautiful Belmont Park. With frequent service from Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Jamaica to a newly refurbished Belmont Park Station, there is no faster or more convenient way to see American Pharoah’s bid to become the first winner of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in nearly four decades.
MTA Bus Time™ is now a free, downloadable app. MTA The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has significantly upgraded , its live bus tracking service, by making it available as a free downloadable app for iOS and Android smartphone users. Additionally starting June 6, new time-based bus arrival information will be available for Bronx bus routes and will be available for bus routes in the other boroughs in the near future as the MTA moves forward with new ways to provide customers with real-time arrival information.
Twelve new peregrine falcon chicks with a unique nursery that includes an awesome 360-degree view of the city skyline were recently banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck bridges.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 29 - June 1
MTA Capital Construction has invited the public to stop by the Community Information Center and experience the facility’s newest feature – a subway simulator that will give visitors the experience of operating a train through the three new stations of the Second Avenue Subway. Click online at https://youtu.be/IwU2fIf6N4U to see the simulator in action!
Copper cable thieves caused hundreds of thousands of customers a difficult commute this morning after vandalizing cable from [A] line subway tracks near Howard Beach, Queens. Limited [A] train service is being restored at this moment but residual delays will persist throughout the day.
MTA New York City Transit has suspended [A] train service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Boulevard because of problems with third rail power near Howard Beach. Shuttle buses will replace the [A] train on this section until further notice.
Let LIRR Be Your Way to the Beach This Summer
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 22 - May 25
The MTA has extra trains to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, most MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below.
To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start of summer - Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 22, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend.
Long Island Rail Road will provide ten additional early-afternoon train trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 22, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.
Metro-North is offering great packages for those who prefer not to spend the whole summer in the city. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or someone who prefers a leisurely ride, the Railroad has your outdoor getaway to the scenic Hudson Valley and the shores of Connecticut.
Where service disruptions are unavoidable, a heightened effort will be made to communicate with customers both in stations and onboard trains. Additionally, live camera feeds linking platforms directly with supervision at the Rail Control Center will allow a real-time response to platform crowding, speeding up the decision making process. Platform personnel will be equipped with mobile communications devices, to enhance availability of customer information.
Last month, both LIRR and Metro-North have begun implementing their Courtesy Counts campaign with over 2,000 car cards placed throughout passenger trains. The messages will serve to remind the railroad’s combined 576 thousand daily customers that they can help make the trip quicker and more pleasant by demonstrating a personal, consistent commitment to courtesy.
It may seem like ancient history but there was a time when, unlike today, traveling on a bus or subway train that was adequately cooled in summer or heated in winter was a luxury. Neither of the fleets were fully air conditioned and spotty maintenance practices made it less likely of customers were going to ride comfortably during the dog days of summer.
BHW Contracting, Inc., a New York State certified Minority Business Enterprise, will remove ceiling panels from both tubes that were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy when nearly 12 million gallons of water flooded both tunnel tubes. The work will take place over the next two months and will require six, non-consecutive weekend-long tube closures of the Queens-bound tube.
Customers who normally use the [1] Line at 191st Street are advised that the NYC Department of Transportation is closing the pedestrian tunnel from Broadway beginning Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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