Group Wants Safety Study On Queens Blvd.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A transportation group is pushing for a safety study on a thoroughfare nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death.” The Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee presented their “Zero Queens Boulevard” plan at last week’s Community Board 6 meeting and asked the board for their support in the plan. Queens Boulevard is well-known […]

Water Main Upgrades Coming To Queens

More than six miles of water mains have been installed across three neighborhoods in Queens, the Depts. of Environmental Protection and Design and Construction announced last week. The $15 million infrastructure upgrade will bring cleaner drinking water and improved water pressure to Elmhurst, Rego Park and Fresh Meadows. The renovations began in 2012, when more […]

Woodhaven Blvd. Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Woodhaven Boulevard finds itself among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, according to a report released last week. The major thoroughfare, which runs from Ozone Park to the Queens Center Mall, had eight pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2012, the most for any major street in the Borough. The report […]

108th Pct.: Fatality

FATALITY – At 4:36 p.m. Dec. 21, police responded to a report of a person struck at Queens Boulevard and 58th Street. Upon arrival, the investigation determined the operator of a white 2013 Suzuki motorcycle, identified as Darien Baker, 31, of Yonkers, was traveling westbound on Queens Boulevard when he collided with a pedestrian, a […]

Briarwood Construction End Date Pushed Back

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Briarwood residents will have to wait a little longer for their streets and subway to return to normal. The reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck F train station entrance has been pushed back from the end of 2013 to March 2014, due to the discovery of lead paint. The renovation of […]

New Medical Center To Open In Rego Park

A new medical center in central Queens will aim to bring more medical attention to Borough residents. North Shore–LIJ announced the opening of a 25,000 square foot center at 95-25 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. According to a press release announcing the new facility, the new building will focus not only on treatment, but prevention […]