Medallion owners asked for a share of the increase, but right now it all goes to the drivers, who were earning an average of $130 for a 12-hour shift. With the new fare that will rise to $160.
The AirTrain to the airport had to be shut down for several hours, with about 150 people stuck in the cars. The riders were stranded between Jamaica Station and the airport just after 7:30 p.m. A computer malfunction apparently caused the hold-up.
It was 40 years ago today that a Brooklyn branch of Chase Manhattan Bank was held up in a botched robbery and hostage situation that gripped the city and would later leave movie audiences on the edge of their seats.
A jet skier who became stranded in Jamaica Bay easily breached JFK’s security system by walking undetected across two runways and into a terminal.
An NYPD source said it was “unknown whether a plotter was interrupted or panicked and left the material behind.”
Police and federal agents traced the phones to a local warehouse in Plainview, where they arrested the three men, who did business under the name Amax and Cellular Wholesale USA.
On Tuesday morning, the Enterprise will depart from Elizabeth, passing the Statue of Liberty at 9:50 a.m. and the World Trade Center at 10:40 a.m. before completing its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at 11:30 a.m., where it will be hoisted onto the flight deck.
The Space Shuttle Enterprise has continued its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan would authorize staffers to kill a half-dozen bird species within a five-mile radius of the airport, but environmentalists said the plan conflicts with an effort to restore nearby wetland habitats for birds.
The bronz sculpture, which once stood as a symbol of world peace between the Twin Towers, will be moved from Battery Park for park renovations.
The baggage scandal has prompted calls for the Federal Aviation Administration to put undercover agents and cameras in the bellies of airplanes and enhance background checks on potential employees.
Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen at a staggering rate. It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped.
Federal authorities announced the arrests of Brian Wilson and Clive Bennett on Thursday. Prosecutors say the men work for a private company under contract to process air mail at Kennedy.
The Transportation Security Administrating says it has stopped several suspicious items recently at area airports.
The Transportation Security Administration said the passenger was stopped on Thursday morning.