QueensWay

Area of LIRR's former Rockaway Beach Branch that would be turned into the QueensWay park (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Politicians: Use Abandoned Rockaway Rail Line For Trains, Not Parkland

It could mean a straight shot in one seat from Penn Station to JFK Airport, said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-Manhattan/Brooklyn.

11/11/2014

Area of LIRR's former Rockaway Beach Branch that would be turned into the QueensWay park (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Plans For QueensWay Park Unveiled; Opponents Want Rail Line Restoration

The overgrown 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch, hasn’t been active for more than 50 years.

10/14/2014

Part of the elevated track that would be part of the QueensWay in Forest Hills. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal To Build Park Along Train Tracks In Queens Moves Forward

The QueensWay project has drawn comparisons to the High Line, the elevated park built along old train tracks that runs through part of Chelsea.

08/20/2013