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LIRR Strike Averted With Deal That Includes Healthcare Contributions

The eight Long Island Rail Road unions reached a deal with the MTA Thursday.

Upper East Side »

How to Get Back From the Hamptons on Sunday if LIRR Workers Strike

From a rental car to a private plane, there are ways to get home from your retreat away from the city.

Midtown »

Downed Wire at Penn Station Disrupts Morning Commute, Officials Say

The LIRR and New Jersey Transit both reported disruptions after a wire fell in Penn Station.

Midtown »

LIRR Service Back to Normal Thursday Following Track Fire

A track fire Wednesday afternoon shut down one of the commuter railway's East River tunnels.

Woodside »

Man Fatally Struck by LIRR Train at Woodside Station

A man was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a Babylon-bound LIRR train in Woodside.

Midtown »

NJ Transit, Metro-North Join LIRR in Banning Booze for SantaCon

The rail agencies won't let straphangers bring alcohol onto its trains Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

Midtown »

Booze Will Be Banned on LIRR During SantaCon

LIRR administrators opted for the booze ban "based on experience," a spokesman said.

Forest Hills »

Architects Look to Get Queens High Line Design on a Roll With Social Media

The Queensway designers are using Twitter, Facebook and Internet forums to get feedback on the project.

Sunnyside »

LIRR Trains Delayed After Third Rail Malfunction Under East River, MTA Says

Trains into Penn Station were delayed up to 60 minutes after a third rail malfunction, the MTA said.

Kew Gardens »

Man With History of Stealing Trains, Sentenced for Stealing Bus

Darius McCollum got up to five years for stealing a transit bus in New Jersey and driving it to Queens.

Hollis »

Couple Struck and Killed by LIRR Train in Hollis

The train was bypassing the station and travelling 80 mph when it struck them, officials said.

Forest Hills »

Unlit LIRR Overpass Creates Hazard for Pedestrians, Residents Say

Lights under the LIRR overpass at Yellowstone Boulevard are not working.

Jamaica »

Sheraton Hotel Planned for Downtown Jamaica

The Four Points by Sheraton is one of two new hotels planned for the area.

New York City »

LIRR Returns to Normal Schedule Following Train Derailment

LIRR service returned to its normal schedule Wednesday morning after the train derailed.

New York City »

LIRR Train Derails in East River Tunnel, 1,000 Passengers Evacuate

A commuter train that went off the rails left 1,000 in a tunnel and an exit jammed during rush hour.

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