12/27/12 9:30am

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Image source: MTA

We caught wind of this via the Times Ledger, and then checked over on the Straphangers site, and saw that yes – the Q58 bus won the 2012 Pokey Award for Queens, an award given the the slowest running buses. More about the Pokey Award:

It’s based on the speed of rides takenpokey award image by Straphangers Campaign staff and volunteers on 34 routes. Lines were selected because they: 1) had high ridership; or 2) were historically slow Manhattan crosstown routes.

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11/03/12 10:49pm

The MTA was out taking photographs before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. We’ve assembled some of the Queens focused ones here.

As Hurricane Sandy approached, the MTA moved buses out of the Casey Stengel Depot in Willets Point up to higher ground at Citi Field.

Stengl Buses At CITIFIELD HURRICANE SANDY

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10/31/12 10:00am

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Image source: MTA

We noticed that the buses are running, and heard on the radio that traffic is backed up on the BQE (yes, we are heading back to normalcy with that one). How are you getting around? Are you trying to get to work today? Or just around town? Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.

10/28/12 12:30pm

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Image source: NYC Office of Emergency Management

As you are no doubt aware, we’ve got a hurricane nipping at our heels. Hurricane Sandy is on its way here and it looks bad – and it will become even worse because it’s scheduled to have a meetup with a Nor’easter – the collision of these two storms have caused some weather folks to nickname the whole thing, “Frankenstorm” – this is ironic especially since we are so close to Halloween. “Turduckenstorm” has also made an appearance as well – a storm within a storm.

On a more serious note, over on the Facebook page for Craig Allen – the meteorologist at CBS 880 AM, is some good information. Here’s a storm tracking map - all the possible predictable paths the storm could take.

Image source: CBS 880 AM

Would have been great if the storm took the path of that outer green path. And here’s the storm along the Southeast coast (click to enlarge).

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Image source: CBS 880 AM

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