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Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

NYC: A Tour of Harold Interlocking, the Nation’s Busiest Railroad Junction

Monday, September 14th, 2015

In this update, you’ll learn about recent and upcoming work at Harold Interlocking, the nation’s busiest railroad junction.

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NYC: Documenting Dangerous Crossings – 111th Street, Queens

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Here in NYC, there has been an intrepid battle fought by many groups and Queens leaders to improve 111th Street, a dangerous speedway to cross for pedestrians and cyclists. In April, NYC DOT, working from results of a Vision Zero workshop spearheaded by Make the Road and Transportation Alternatives, presented to Queens Community Board 4 a smart proposal to put 111th Street on a road diet, add a two-way bike lane, and make the pedestrian crossings safer for the copious numbers of families, children and seniors going to Flushing-Corona Park & The Hall of Science.

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Streetfilms – Kidical Mass NYC: “Zombie Ride,” Queens

Monday, October 27th, 2014

About 30 folks attended the Kidical Mass “Zombie Ride” in Queens today. What a great time had by all participants.

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Interactive Map: Inequality and New York City’s Subway

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

From The New Yorker
New York City has a problem with income inequality. And it’s getting worse—the top of the spectrum is gaining and the bottom is losing. Along individual subway lines, earnings range from poverty to considerable wealth. The interactive infographic here charts these shifts, using data on median income, from the U.S. Census Bureau, for census tracts with subway stations.

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Queens, NY: Rockaways Train Lift

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

–mtainfo on YouTube.

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Breezy Point, Queens – NYC Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Not for broadcast- After traveling back down to Broad Channel & Rockaway Beach to document the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I attempting to make my way to one of the worst hit areas of the Rockaway’s, the town of Breezy Point. Upon getting there I was floored when I saw first hand, just how much […]

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Sandy Aftermath: Did Our Infrastructure Pass the Test?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The worst is over from Hurricane Sandy, but now repairs and cleanup must begin. Take a look at the videos below to see how some of our infrastructure held up against Sandy.

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Queens, NY: East Side Access Update

Friday, September 28th, 2012

On September 20, 2012, a “roadheader” excavating machine broke through the tunnel beneath Northern Boulevard in Queens. This milestone is a significant one in MTA Capital Construction’s East Side Access project, an effort that will bring MTA Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central for the first time. – mtainfo on YouTube

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Queens, NY: Driver’s Test FAIL

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Shortie-Driver’s Test FAIL Queens from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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Long Island City, NY: Tunnel Boring Machine Breakthrough

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

This video shows the break-through of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for Tunnel “A” of the East Side Access project in Long Island City, Queens. It finished its drive on 12/26/2011 when it reached its receiving pit destination as seen in this video. Tunnel “A” will eventually convey trains westbound into the LIRR’s new Grand […]

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