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SantaCon prompts Metro-North, LIRR to enforce alcohol ban

The Metro-North and Long Island Railroad will ban alcohol this weekend when thousands of partygoers flock to the city for SantaCon.

Eric Garner protests on the streets, on the court, on the freeway and on the railroad tracks

Protests over the choking death of Eric Garner by a New York cop on Staten Island, and the subsequent decision by a Grand Jury to not indict the officer, taking place in numerous venues Monday night and early Tuesday morning. On the basketball court, LeBron James among the NBA stars wearing an “I can’t breathe” […]

Monday MetroCard Glitch Screws Over Nearly 10,000 Commuters

[UPDATE BELOW] Thousands of Long Island Railroad and Metro-North commuters had a pretty miserable post-holiday Monday yesterday when their new monthly MetroCards failed to work, thanks to a fun coding glitch. This is just one more reason...Show More Summary

Decking the Sunnyside Yards: the history of a fantasy

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

NYPD compose sketch of Queens homicide victim

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.

New MetroCards to feature Brooklyn Nets

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.”

New photo exhibition at the New York Transit Museum follows the path of the railroad in New York State

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Jesse Friedman gets court hearing to clear his name

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.

CooCoo Cancels Texting Service

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 […]

LIRR Services Resumes To Belmont Park

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 […]

L.I. lawyer seeks temporary pad and erotic fun in NYC

For one Long Island Railroad commuter, a looming labor strike has sent him searching for a city crash pad — with a randy roomie.

LIRR Strike Looms Large As Cuomo Urges Both Sides To Keep Talking

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 › ]

The Busiest Railroad In North America Is About To Go On Strike

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

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

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Railroading the riders

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.

Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now With a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers

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

NY: Brookhaven Plans Lawsuit Against LIRR Over Old Yaphank Dumping Site

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Fired LIRR president, Helena Williams, remains on payroll amid possible strike

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.

MTA DETAILS NEW CONTRACT OFFER TO AVOID POTENTIAL LIRR STRIKE The MTA detailed its latest contract offer Tuesday to avert a potential Long Island Railroad strike.

NYC Construction Crew Unearths a Military Railroad Relic

Workers digging a trench on Governor's Island came across a rusted, filthy piece of train machinery—and had no idea what it was.

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