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LIRR Bridge Among $16.3M In State Rail Projects

A Long Island Rail Road bridge in Queens will be renovated as part of new rail-infrastructure improvement projects greenlighted Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. All told, the governor’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program announced $16.3 million in grants to support 12 statewide infrastructure projects, including $1.8 million to rehabilitate the 89th Avenue train bridge in Woodhaven. The LIRR bridge is one of three statewide train bridges being renovated by the new grants package, along…


Gov: Billion-dollar boost for LI tourism

By CARL CORRY // Saying Long Island is primed for a $1 billion boost in annual tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced two contracts for the Long Island Rail Road Double Track project and touted a new welcome center under construction on the LIE. Cuomo crashed a meeting of the Long Island Association to announce two design-build contracts that will advance the Double Track project, which is meant to increase capacity of the Ronkonkoma…


Cuomo kicks off $36M Jones Beach Renovation

With summer unofficially starting this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unwrapped a big present for Long Island beachcombers. The governor on Thursday cut the ribbon on $36 million in restoration and improvement projects at Jones Beach State Park, including upgrades to the park’s West Bathhouse and East and Central malls and a new mobile app designed to help motorists find parking in the park’s seasonally crowded lots. The $36 million is part of the $65…


Support grows for Cuomo’s third-track plan

The ranks of the Right Track For Long Island Coalition are swelling. The coalition – a partnership of major organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals united to support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Long Island Rail Road enhancements – this week announced the addition of 30 new member organizations. The coalition now claims to represent “over 500,000 Long Islanders” on board with Cuomo’s plans to build a 9.8-mile “third track” between Floral Park and Hicksville, a historically…


Gov. Andrew Cuomo visits with Cuban government officials.

OPINION: Cuomo didn’t have to go so far south

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was in Cuba this week to push his Global New York strategy, which seeks to expand trade and other business opportunities for Empire State companies. At his side: executives from a passel of prominent New York brands, including JetBlue, MasterCard and yogurt-maker Chobani. Big Pharma and biotech were especially well represented, with representatives from Pfizer, the NY Genome Center, Regeneron and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute also in tow. If the…