Despite concerns, local bicyclists show support for Queens Blvd. bike lanes
Photo courtesy of DOT

Many western Queens residents who frequent Queens Boulevard protested the roadway’s new protected bike lanes, arguing that they cause more traffic and unsafe driving conditions. But a number of residents who use bicycles as their main mode of transportation applauded Community Board 2 at its Thursday meeting for approving the bike lanes’ implementation. At least seven people […]

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Pols call on DOT to address dangerous intersection after Corona teen’s death
Photo via Twitter/Senator Jose Peralta

After 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo was killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Northern and Junction boulevards, several elected officials and local leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install more traffic safety measures. State Senator Jose Peralta, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Cristina Furlong of Make Queens Safer and DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole […]

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Makes Queens Safer founding member honored at state Capitol
Photo courtesy of state Sen. Jose Peralta's office

A Jackson Heights advocate was honored this week for her dedication in fighting for safer New York City streets. State Sen. Jose Peralta honored Cristina Furlong, one of the founding members of the organization Make Queens Safer, on Tuesday with a Women of Distinction 2015 award given by the state Senate. “Ms. Furlong has worked tirelessly to advocate […]

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$24K raised at Jackson Heights candlelight vigil for Nepal earthquake victims
Photos by Pralay Rajbhandari

Jackson Heights and the surrounding communities have come together to show the victims of this weekend’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal that they are not alone. Members of the Queens Nepalese community and the New York Nepalese Football Club have begun a fundraising campaign to collect money that will buy necessary items for families left devastated […]

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Queens ‘Zombie Ride’ to encourage safe biking
Photo courtesy of Kidical Mass NYC

Wheels big and small will be going round and round this weekend through western Queens. Advocacy organization Kidical Mass NYC will be hosting its third family bike ride and the first in Queens on Saturday, Oct. 25, through parts of Long Island City and Astoria. The event, called “Zombie Ride,” will be a five-mile bike […]

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