East Side Access tunnels meet in Queens
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The Long Island Rail Road now has an unobstructed path from Queens to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
Crews working on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $8.24-billion East Side Access project Thursday broke through the final piece of concrete in Long Island City to connect newly bored tunnels in Manhattan to newly bored tunnels in Queens.
The result is a 3 1/2-mile-long...