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CBS 2 Exclusive: Queens Business Owner Claims East Side Access Project Caused Major Damage

Marc Newman blames construction for the East Side Access Project — an $11 billion new railroad, blasting and tunneling across Queens and under Manhattan — with rattling and ripping apart his refrigerator business.

05/06/2014

As part of the East Side Access megaproject, the MTA is building a new concourse for the Long Island Rail Road under Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows progress as of October 2013. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

Completion, Cost Revised For East Side Access Project

Completion of the long-awaited project to link the Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal may now be 2023 and cost $10.7 billion.

01/28/2014

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Outlines 20-Year Plan To Improve Service

Under the plan, much of the 109-year-old subway system would get an upgraded signal system similar to what’s already is use on the L and 7 lines.

10/03/2013

Long Island Rail Road train (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Queens City Councilman: LIRR East Side Access Project Is Too Loud

A New York City Councilman joined residents of the Sunnyside section of Queens Saturday to protest the noise caused by the East Side Access construction project for the Long Island Rail Road.

07/27/2013

Long Island Rail Road Train (file / credit: LIRR)

LIRR Cancelling 5 Rush-Hour Trains For 4 Weeks As Part Of East Side Access Project

Work on the Harold Interlocking switching complex in Queens begins Monday and will continue through Aug. 16.

07/22/2013

LIRR Commuters (credit: CBS 2)

East Side Access Project Work To Impact Evening LIRR Commute

Long Island Rail Road riders will need to budget extra time into their evening commute as crews begin work Monday on a month-long project that will cancel and delay trains out of Penn Station.

07/09/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

New Price Tag For LIRR East Side Access Project More Than $8 Billion

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials also reiterated Monday that the new completion date for the project is August 2019. The East Side Access project was supposed to wrap up by 2016.

05/22/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

Key Part Of MTA’s East Access Project Fast-Tracked

The $7.4 billion mega project has been plagued with delays and far-off completion date, putting it on the back burner in the minds of many commuters.

01/26/2012