The dilapidated bridge over the LIRR at Metropolitan Ave and Fresh Pond Road was in the news again. The Daily News recently reported that Community Board 5 is concerned that repair work on the bridge would remove the tracks below that were formerly used for passenger transport. CB5 mentioned the possibility that the rail line could be reactivated to provide future service to the increasing population of the area. As the Montauk branch terminates at Long Island City and does not go to Manhattan, this scenario is not very likely. When the actual repairs will happen is anyone's guess, since the project has been repeatedly delayed over the course of many years, as reported in the March 2014 edition of the Juniper Berry.
Originally published in the June 2014 Juniper Berry Magazine
Berry Bits: Metropolitan LIRR bridge project
by Christina Wilkinson
CB5 would like LIRR station returned to Metropolitan Ave. & Fresh Pond Rd.
June 2014 Table of Contents
- QUALITY ALLERGY CARE
- Blood Thinners and Your Dental Visit
- Killy's Korner June/July 2014
- EARLY ROADWAYS AND LAND FEATURES OF MASPETH & MIDDLE VILLAGE
- AMAZING STORIES: WAR WORKER DIES STRANGELY IN HOME Police Sift 'Ingenious Suicide' or Murder of Sperry Man
- Kampermann's Korner: We Must Rekindle the Essence of America
- Agents for Change: Girl Scout Troops 4378 & 4509 Clean Chronic Eyesore
- Great Neighborhood Homes
- The Learning Tree Summer Camp
- The CIRCLE of LIFE
- SOCIAL SECURITY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- A Visit to the National September 11th Memorial Museum
- Interview: Rachel Edery, Rashachy Hair Salon
- AMAZING STORIES: BACK FROM CHURCH DIES FROM POISON
- Our Congresswoman in Action
- OP-ED: Why the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious and all other recent scandals matter to the continued existence of this nation.
- The City is wasting millions of dollars to NOT solve the homeless problem
- Another Day That Should Live In Infamy
- Local cemeteries are nature hotspots
- Carmello Keeps Park Great!
- Liz Crowley hits the road
- BERRY BITS: Juniper Valley Park's Rat Population Increasing?
- Knockdown Center Liquor License Hearing
- BERRY BITS: Juniper Juniors & Maspeth High school Team Up Again & Again
- Letters to the Editor June/July 2014
- BERRY BITS: Ridgewood Reservoir plan is no "dam" good
- Queens Magnolias & the Juniper Cherry Blossom
- BERRY BITS: More Questions than Answers at Homeless Shelter Hearing
- Our overburdened and ugly Utility Poles
- JUNIPER CIVIC IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
- Sending Multiple Bad Messages
- BERRY BITS: It's Garlinge Memorial Park
- Berry Bits: Metropolitan LIRR bridge project
- Pedestrian pads become trip hazards
- Duh, Clean the Drains!
- The Crosswalk to Nowhere
- Mr. Greedy
- Selfish Parkers Will Get a Wake Up Call
The Juniper Berry magazine, first published in 1938 is an all-volunteer effort containing articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.
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