PS 232 Students Create Signs For Safety

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Whether you are  driving or walking around PS 232, you will now be reminded that “alert and ready wins the race.” Students at PS 232 in Lindenwood created street signs to raise awareness about the dangerous intersection that surrounds their school. The signs are part of an initiative by the […]

Local Advocacy Group Slows Cars Down

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Over the weekend, a local advocacy group traveled to various neighborhoods across the City, including Astoria, Jackson Heights and Jamaica, with large clusters of pedestrians, to hang up signs that read “20 Is Plenty.” As part of his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities across the City, Mayor Bill […]

De Blasio’s Back-Up Career

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the intersection of 69th Place and 60th Avenue in Maspeth on Feb. 20, talking about the efforts the Dept. of Transportation has made to keep streets in good condition during this rough winter. To kick off the press conference, hizzoner took lessons from the DOT workers and filled in a […]

Vision Zero Can Keep Streets Safe

To The Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor De Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths in New York City. In Astoria, a new coalition of organizations, including churches, schools, resident associations, and our group, the […]