Tag Archives: LIRR

NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crime Charge For Long Island Rail Passenger Caught On Video In Racist Rant [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The LIRR rider caught on video unleashing a profane and racist rant was charged with a hate crime Wednesday and could end up behind bars for the vile tongue-lashing, officials said Wednesday. Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger …

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BROOKLYN: Multiple Minor Injuries After Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Derails Inside Terminal

NBC New York reports: A LIRR train derailed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, with initial reports suggesting 20 people were being treated for injuries. The derailment happened at Atlantic Terminal. Pictures on social media showed the derailment took place on track 6, and that the train was tipped slightly at an angle. The platform also appeared to be smoky. As of …

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All NYC Mass Transit To Close At 11PM

This includes subways, buses, ferries, PATH, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, and (perhaps obviously) AirTrain. New Jersey Transit will suspend all rail service until Thursday at 8PM tonight. No re-start time for the MTA has yet been announced. Wherever you are at 11PM, you’ll likely be there for 36-48 hours. UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo has also declared a ban on all non-emergency …

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NEW YORK: Long Island Railroad Workers Union Vows To Strike By Week’s End

Union officials yesterday declared that Long Island Railroad workers will walk off the job one minute after midnight on Saturday. “I regret to report that negotiations have collapsed with the MTA, and all eight unions are now proceeding with strike plans for July 20,” said Anthony Simon, chief spokesman for the union coalition. The workers have been without a contract …

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Photo Of The Day

Gizmodo reports: NYC’s East Side Access Project continues apace, and these recent images, taken last month by MTA photographer Rehema Trimiew, show a whole new view of the mind-boggling underground caverns now being constructed beneath Manhattan. From raw walls of exposed geology to this, the space is finally taking on the look and feel of architecture. The titanic yellow facility—its …

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Gotham’s OTHER Huge Public Works Dig

While I’ve blabbed on and on about the Second Avenue subway, I’ve made scant mention of the nation’s other massive public works project, the extension of the Long Island Rail Road to a huge new station buried 15 stories under Grand Central. That project’s biggest challenge is constructing a system of escalators that can rapidly move tens of thousands of …

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MTA Resumes Service (Mostly)

Although the mayor warned commuters not to expect the return of subway service until late today, New Yorkers woke up this morning to the surprising news that most lines were running after a massive crew of MTA workers labored overnight to reposition trains and clear tracks of debris. Problems and service changes persist on several lines, so check the MTA …

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Campaign Against Black Homophobia Launches On Long Island Rail Road

Sponsored by a Long Island-based LGBT group, an ad campaign against homophobia in the African-American community has been launched on the Long Island Rail Road. Via Newsday (subscription required): In between ads for TV shows and clothes on the Long Island Rail Road is a different kind of message. These ads feature pictures of young African-American men with their families, …

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10″ Will Stop The Trains

In advance of this weekend’s snowpocylpse, the Long Island Railroad has announced that service will be suspended if snowfall exceeds 10″. Meteorologists are indicating that there could be a significant snowstorm Friday evening, February 5 into Saturday, February 6. To ensure customer safety, the LIRR may suspend train service temporarily when snow accumulation reaches between 10 and 13 inches. Suspensions …

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Photo Of The Day – Grand Central Cavern

Gothamist has a great set of photos of the work being done 150 feet beneath Grand Central Terminal as the $8B project to connect the Long Island Railroad to the GCT continues. When completed, LIRR commuters will enjoy a 90,000 sq.ft concourse including shops, restaurants, and connections to the subway and Metro North. And you’ll be able to get to …

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