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PAGE 2                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                      THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022

                                                                    Morning Joe blames “Powerful Cable News Network”
            Park Side Restaurant                                                             For Buffalo Massacre

          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                            (Continued from page 1)   conspiracies pushed by a former  white against Jew.”
                                                                                                president, House Republican lead-
                                                                                                                                  “It is the most grotesque of mar-
                                                                   unleashed terror on an entire con-  ers, social media monopolies and  keting schemes that is killing, yes,
                                                                   tinent because he is still stricken  a powerful cable news network --  literally killing those very Ameri-
                                                                   a generation later by the collapse  billionaires, they’re leveraging that  cans whose existence is now being
                                                                   of the Soviet Union, union or, yes,  fear to make more money and to  used as leverage by news networks
                                                                   like that infected appendage still  gain even more power, by preying  and a political party to breed that
                                                                   attached to the GOP, the Trump  on the aggrieved, working to turn  fear, to make more money and to
                                                                   wing, fueled by white grievance  white against Black, white against  win votes,” he concluded. “It is
                                                                   and wild conspiracies. Those  Hispanic, white against Muslim,  sick.”
                                                                    CM Moya Moves Globes From Hall of Science Parking
                                                                           Lot to 111th Street Islands in Corona Heights

                                                                      (Continued from page 1)   with NYPD to relocate the  on 111th Street between 48th and
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart of Corona,              Globes that were scheduled to  46th Avenues. Councilmember
          Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination that is worth the trip.           be removed from the Hall of  Moya worked with NYPD to
          After one visit, you will be sure to be back again and again for one the        To address one of the qual-
          city’s Best Italian restaurants. Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic   ity of life traffic issues on 111th  Science Parking Lot.  The Hall  remove the Globes from the
          and always delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to   Street, across from Flushing  of Science parking lot is going to  parking lot and placed them on
                                                                                                be reconfigured to make a new  the Islands along 111th Street in
          detail served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to host your   Meadow Corona Park in Co-
          next function with our private dining area and flexible banquet packages.  rona Heights, Councilmember  parking lot and entrance for new  Corona Heights to prevent cars
                                                                   Francisco Moya collaborated  pre-K school being constructed  from parking illegally on them.
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                  MTA Announces Subways And Buses Set Single-Week
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                                       Pandemic Ridership Record
                     - Reservations Suggested -
                                                                   Nearly 24 Million New York-       MTA Chair and CEO Janno  panies began to bring employees
                                                                   ers Rode the Subway or Bus in  Lieber said, “This record week  back to the office starting in
                                                                   Second Week of May for the  follows a strong April, when we  March, and followed the rollout
                                                                   Highest Single-Week Total Since  had two weeks that ranked among  of a series of pilot fare programs
                                                                   Pandemic Began in March 2020  the best single-week totals for  designed to make fares more
                                                                                                subway and bus ridership since  affordable and more flexible.
                                                                   Subways Carried Over 16.6 Mil-  the pandemic began. The mes-  On February 28, the Author-
                                                                   lion Riders, Buses 7.3 Million,  sage from New Yorkers is clear:  ity launched a fare-capping pilot
                                                                   and Staten Island Railway Over  as we come back, we are taking  through its contactless fare pay-
                                                                   33,000                       mass transit.”               ment system OMNY that put a cap
                                                                                                     New York City Transit Presi-  on weekly subway and bus fares.
                                                                           The Metropolitan Trans-  dent Richard Davey said, “There  The fare-capping pilot includes a
                                                                   portation Authority (MTA) has  is no doubt about it, New Yorkers  “Lucky 13” feature where, start-
                                                                   announced that 23,981,064 New  remember  the  best  way  to  get  ing with the 13th ride of each
                                                                   Yorkers took the train or bus last  around the city; by continuing to  week, every additional ride on
                                                                   week, setting a pandemic-era  focus on cleanliness, reliability  subways or buses is free for the
                         Subscribe to the                          record for a single work week.  and customer service records will  rest of that week.
                                                                   Between Monday May 9 and Fri-
                                                                                                continue to be broken.”
                                                                                                                                  To encourage commuter
                  Queens Times                                     day May 13, the subway recorded       MTA Chief Customer Officer  railroad customers to return, the
                                                                   more than 16.6 million rides,  Sarah Meyer said, “These trends  Authority introduced discount
                                                                   buses recorded 7.3 million rides,  prove that mass transit is the  fare  packages including the debut
                Your Local Newspaper-One Edition for All Of Queens  and Staten Island Railway over  easiest, fastest and cheapest way  of a new 20-trip ticket to reflect
                                                                   33,000 rides.                around the city.  With incentives  hybrid work schedules. The 20-
                     Just $36.50 per year... and have the paper         The ridership figures reflect  like the OMNY “Lucky 13” to  trip offers riders 20 percent off
                       delivered to your door by US Mail           the third time in the past six weeks  encourage riders to use the system  comparable 20-peak  one-way
                                                                   NYC Transit has surpassed 23  more, combined with the warm  fares when purchased through
                   Please Enter my Subscription For One Year       million rides in a work week. In  weather, we are looking forward  MTA eTix or at a ticket window
                                                                   April, subways, buses and Staten  to breaking more records.”   and are valid for 60 days.
           Name ..............................................................................  Island Railway recorded the two       Metro-North Railroad and       Prior to the pandemic, average
                                                                   best work weeks of 2022, also the  Long Island Rail Road last week  weekday ridership totals routinely
           Address ..........................................................................  fourth and fifth best work weeks  also experienced record ridership.  exceeded 5.5 million in the sub-
                                                                   since the COVID-19 pandemic.   On Tuesday, May 10, Metro-North  way system. That figure fell by
           City..................................................Zip...........................       The previous record came dur-  carried an estimated 158,798 rid-  95 percent to a low of roughly
              Please make check payable to: Queens Times and mail to:    ing the week of April 25, which  ers, 61 percent of the 2019 daily  300,000 daily trips in April 2020
                    11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357       ranks as the fourth best week for  average. On Wednesday, May 11,  as the number of COVID-19 cases
                                                                   ridership since the pandemic, with  the LIRR carried an estimated  peaked in the New York City met-
                                                                   23,699,401 recorded rides. At that  178,100 riders, which was 62  ropolitan area. MTA employees
                                                                   time, that record trailed only the  percent of the 2019 daily aver-  continued to provide service for
                                                                   week of November 15, 2021, and  age. The last time either railroad  the frontline healthcare profes-
                                                                   the week of December 6, 2021,  surpassed this level of ridership  sionals and other essential work-
                                                                   when NYC Transit ridership  was March 12, 2020.           ers who needed to get to work
                                                                   was recorded at 23,951,307 and       The increase in ridership across  during some of the most difficult
                                                                   23,847,778 respectively.     the agencies come as major com-  days in New York City history.

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               Lew Scala .............................. Associate Publisher/Webmaster  ing this a huge issue on today’s  tiative to expand the tree canopy,  munity leaders will serve an
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