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

It’s a big one. (more…)

10/02/12 3:00pm

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Image source: HelveticaFanatic on Flickr 

The topic of building a Metro-North station in Queens – in particular, Astoria – is in the news again. The Daily News reports that Quinnipiac University sophomore Ali Fadil (he lives in Whitestone) “has launched a petition urging the MTA to open a Metro-North station in Queens.” (more…)

09/17/12 12:00pm

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Image source: MTA (click here for a larger image/pdf)

Currently the MTA is in the midst of a proposal to introduce Metro-North train service to the east Bronx, using Amtrak’s Hell Gate line (cool photos here). Four new stations are also being considered for this transit-light area, including the vicinities of Morris Park, Co-op City, Hunts Point, and Parkchester. These stations would provide connections to Penn Station, Westchester, and Connecticut. (more…)