Becoming the Yards: 1643: Burger Jorrisen receives the first patent for farmland near the swamps surrounding the Dutch Kills.1861: The Long Island Railroad builds tracks from Hunters Point along the Dutch Kills to Jamaica.1903: The Pennsylvania...Show More Summary
THE NYPD has put together a composite sketch of a homicide victim whose body parts were found scattered near a set of Long Island Railroad tracks in Queens, authorities said Friday.
THE BROOKLYN Nets have scored a ride on the face of a new line of MetroCards. The new subway and Long Island Railroad passes — that go on sale Monday — feature images of ball stars Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson under the slogan “We Are Brooklyn.”
The New York Transit Museum?s newest exhibition, Railroad Landscapes: Photographs by John Sanderson, traces the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad through the natural and built environments of New York State, capturing beauty and desolation in the landscape. Show More Summary
Friedman, 44, served 13 years in prison after confessing to molesting children who went to take computer classes at his father's Long Island home in the 1980s. He maintains he was railroaded into confessing and his innocent of the crimes.
4 1/2 years ago the Long Island Railroad entered into a pilot partnership with text messaging company CooCoo to provide travel information such as scheduled & plans to cell phones. Shortly thereafter the Metro-North joined in as well. However the times have changed with many riders using smart devices to use real time apps. With […]
Horse racing fans take note that getting to Belmont will once again be easy as the Long Island Railroad resumes service the historic track as of tomorrow. Here are the details: The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ‘Belmont Special’ is at the starting gate and ready for the […]
For one Long Island Railroad commuter, a looming labor strike has sent him searching for a city crash pad — with a randy roomie.
A Long Island Railroad strike is looking like an increasingly real possibility, but there may still be hope for a last minute negotiation after Governor Andrew Cuomo urged both sides to return to the table. [ more › ]
As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. Read more...
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. Show More Summary
The unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers are threatening to walk off the job Sunday morning — and wreak havoc on commuters — despite a generous contract offer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196. Show More Summary
Brookhaven Town will file a lawsuit against the Long Island Rail Road over the railroad's plan to contain contaminated soil at a former Yaphank dump site by installing stone, concrete and asphalt caps.
At least one Long Island Rail Road employee has gotten a good deal from the MTA recently. With unionized LIRR workers readying for a possible strike next month, the Daily News has learned that the railroad’s former president, Helena Williams, who was fired two months ago, remains on the payroll under an arrangement designed to enhance the value of her pension.
7online.com The MTA detailed its latest contract offer Tuesday to avert a potential Long Island Railroad strike.
Workers digging a trench on Governor's Island came across a rusted, filthy piece of train machinery—and had no idea what it was.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Union workers on the Long Island Railroad could strike as soon as July 19, with their contract having lapsed in 2010 and negotiations stalled. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, hoping...Show More Summary
The Long Island Rail Road workers threatening to go on strike this year make livings that most New Yorkers can only envy.
People seem to be captivated by the unused stretch of the Staten Island Railroad along the North Shore of the island. It makes sense to do something with it, because it's the part of Staten Island with the poorest population and the lowest car ownership. Show More Summary