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 […]

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 […]

Time To Lead, Mr. Mayor

Just a few weeks ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio was riding a wave of popularity on the promise of change in the way the City was run. That wave has started to sputter, as poll numbers suggest. While Mayor de Blasio talked a good game while he was campaigning for the position, we feel he […]

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough President Melinda Katz (left) sits at a task force meeting on the New York State Pavilion. Funding for the Pavilion was included in the Borough Board budget priorities. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz announced on March 12 that the Borough Board had unanimously approved a list of expenses that they […]

Honeymoon Period Over?

Things have gotten bad in de Blasio’s New York the past couple of weeks. Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced details of his Vision Zero plan, which would slow down drivers to reduce traffic-related deaths, the hizzoner’s SUV was caught on camera speeding and running through red lights. The footage was captured shortly […]

Vision Zero Off Target?

To The Editor: De Blasio with his Vision Zero plan wants to totally eradicate traffic fatalities in the City. While he is at it, why not say he will cure cancer as well. To think this is remotely possible is lunacy. Should traffic deaths be reduced? Of course they should but pronouncements like these followed […]

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 […]

Mayor Reveals ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the specifics of his plan aimed at reducing traffic-related fatalities throughout the City. The Mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan will greatly overhaul street signs and traffic enforcement as well as increase the use of speed and red light cameras in the five Boroughs. De Blasio said the plan will hopefully protect […]