In 1860, The Long Island Railroad bought a part of the Kelly Estate in Woodside, NY. This land was bought to build a station house. The station house was a small building for train riders. This is the oldest photograph in existence of the Woodside station.
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In 1915, The Long Island Railroad in Woodside, NY was modernized. The construction of the tracks were made stronger; it was built with cement, concrete, and steel. The train was elevated above street level. The street name was changed from Kelly Street to 61st Street. The station is now a canopied path that has seating and snack stores. This is a modern picture of it.
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Tahmina from class 4-3 told us about the LIRR
On October 27, 1904, NYC's subway system was officially opened. The LIRR stands for the Long Island Railroad. The LIRR is the busiest commuter railroad in North America. The LIRR serves about 81,000,000 passengers a year. LIRR is owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. It is the oldest U.S. railroad operating under its original name. MTA is short for Metropolitan Transportation Authority. There are 124 stations for the LIRR. There are also more than 700 miles of track. The LIRR also runs trains for travelers to go to eastern Long Island. The Cannonball train route has operated since the 1890's.
Christina from class 4-5 found info on the #7 train:
Most people travel in and out of Woodside on the #7 train. Woodside is accessed from the rest of the city with the IND Flushing #7 line. The Woodside stations are 52nd Street, 61st Street, and 69th Street station on Roosevelt Avenue; the Queens Boulevard local services E,G,R,V stop at Northern Boulevard and at 65st Broadway.
Michelle from class 4-3 found Modern Day Buses that Travel in Woodside
The Q53 operates between 61 St. (LIRR) station, Woodside and Beach 116 St. subway station, and Rockaway Park. The Q32 operates between Northern Blvd/82St. and Penn Station Manhattan daily. The Q45 and the Q18 operate between 3rd Ave/8 St Astoria and 69th St. Grand Ave, Maspeth daily. The Q39 operates between Queensboro Plaza Subway Station, Long Island City and 60th Lane Copper Ave, Ridgewood daily. The Q45 operates between 74St/Roosevelt Ave. subway station, Jackson Heights and Elliot Ave/80 St. Juniper Valley daily. Other bus numbers are the Q51,Q63,Q64,Q68,and the Q60.
Using a metro card is a way to pay fares on the New York City buses and subways. The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2.
The fare for an express bus ride is $5. A maximum of three children, 44 inches tall and under, can ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Infants (under two years of age ) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult. The MTA bus company was created in September 2004. The MTA Bus is responsible for both the local express bus operations of the seven companies, adjusting schedules and route paths. The seven companies operate 46 local bus routes in the route paths. The seven companies operate 46 local bus routes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens; and 35 express bus routes between Manhattan and the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
J.F.K airport was at first called Idlewild Airport. It is an international airport and is located in Jamaica, New York. J.F.K. is the top air passenger gateway to the United States, and the top freight gateway in the value of shipments. The airport is controlled by the Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. They also manage three other airports in the Metropolitan area in N.Y city which include Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, and Teterboro. J.F.K's outbound international travel accounted for 17% of U.S travelers who went overseas in 2004, which was the largest share of any U.S airport. In 2000, JFK airport handled about 50,000 passengers every single day. The JFK-London Heathrow route is the top U.S. international airport pair with over 2.9 million passengers in 2000.