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Hair Furor and the Tiny Sausage Fingers

Bob Weidman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Bob Weidman

A few words about Trump and his tiny sausage fingers. I'm a sociologist by training. I recall many times in college being asked about my major and to...

Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

Train Kills 2 People On Tracks

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime

Two people were struck by a train and killed in Queens, New York, early Thursday morning. A man and a woman were hit by a Long Island Railroad trai...

Transforming Mobility on Long Island Requires the 'Third Track'

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.14.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

That means adding a track to the 9.8-mile segment of the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line from Floral Park to Hicksville. The extra track would eliminate the current bottleneck where so many branches converge. It would increase the frequency of trains and enable effective reverse commuting to take place.

A Promising Model for Bipartisan Cooperation on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.06.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

At a time when bipartisan cooperation is much-needed and all too rare in the United States, a new initiative on Long Island offers hope. Leaders of Su...

Ending the Stagnation in Long Island's Economy

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

The Long Island economy has been stagnating for decades and, according to a new report, will decline further unless a concerted strategy is implemented to end it. Fortunately, the report reveals that strategy: expanding the biomedical industry and increasing multifamily housing.

Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Growth for Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Our County Executives have now set a bipartisan course for economic growth. It's a course that should be sailed to take us to an ever more robust economy - one that can support our children and grandchildren on Long Island for decades to come.

Long Island Rail Road Moments That Tug at the Heartstrings

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 01.03.2015 | New York
Brian Patrick Harmon

For four years, I spent over three-and-a-half hours a day riding the Long Island Rail Road to work in Brooklyn. For those who pick their heads up from their smartphones now and then, there are plenty of feel-good moments to be seen and heard.

Long Island Rail Road Workers To Strike For First Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

Long Island Rail Road union leaders announced Monday that they plan to proceed with a strike scheduled to begin after midnight this Sunday, following ...

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

LIRR's 'Cannonball' To Hamptons May Sell Out

Newsday | Posted 07.24.2013 | New York

The Long Island Rail Road has a piece of advice for travelers looking to take the first ever nonstop train from Penn Station to the Hamptons this afte...

WATCH: MTA Probes LIRR 'Train Surfer'

Newsday | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York

MTA police are investigating an eyewitness' report of a man riding on top of a Long Island Rail Road train car in Queens Sunday afternoon. LIRR spoke...

LOOK: Truly Amazing Snow Removal Machines

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

Nervous about of the much-hyped impending blizzard? Well, If you live in New York this may put you slightly at ease: The city uses some pretty high-te...

Long Island's Future Prosperity Depends on Public Transit

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

One of Long Island's greatest and most under-appreciated assets is the Long Island Rail Road, but that asset must be put to more effective use if Long Island is to be in the economic forefront of our times.

WATCH: The Worst LIRR Passengers, As Railroad Bans Drinking During Weekend Party Rides

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

In a move to curb rowdy passengers from disturbing the peace aboard the Long Island Railroad, the railroad has announced a trial ban on weekend drinki...

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1 | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

Swine Flu Rapper Raps About Subway Gaps

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Dr. John D. Clarke wants you to mind the gap. The gap between the subway and the platform, that is. Clarke, the medical director for the Long Island...

Rails and Roads to Trails

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

While the rehabilitation of the High Line as a lively urban space is one of the more exciting things to happen to NYC's streetscapes in years, it's not the first such transformation to take place.

Millstones of Queens Plaza

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

Playing out this month in is a debate about how to protect two artifacts from a pastoral past. For decades, a pair of centuries-old millstones have been embedded in a traffic triangle in Queens.

Swine Flu Rap: Hip Hop PSA Wins H1N1 Prevention Contest (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Everybody's favorite swine flu rap will soon be spreading across the country. Dr. John D. Clarke, the medical director for the Long Island Rail Road...

Razin' Hell

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

There's trouble in paradise: in Broadway-Flushing, Queens, McMansions have sprung up, and the hedges, lawns and classic architecture have been replaced by ugly fencing and paved front yards.

Swine Flu Rap: Doctor Makes Hip Hop PSA

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's own Dr. John D. Clarke may be the next face of swine flu -- in a good way. The medical director for the Long Island Rail Road is a final...

LIRR Engineer Lets Passenger Drive Train

Newsday | ALFONSO A. CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay following accusations that he allowed a passenger to operate a train as it traveled we...