New roadway improvements expected to make Queens Boulevard safer for everyone
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The “Boulevard of Death” is going to get a little safer this month. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to begin phase two of their Queens Boulevard Street Improvement Project, which will make the corridor between 74th Street to Eliot Avenue, in Elmhurst, safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. The second phase of […]

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The 188th Street Bridge deck rehabilitation project in Queens will be completed in just 10 days
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The $15 million project to fix up the 188th Street Bridge, which carries pedestrians over the Grand Central Parkway in Jamaica Estates, is expected to be completed four months ahead of schedule, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. In conjunction with Cuomo’s Drivers First initiative — which aims to minimize the impacts of construction on the traveling […]

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Parents whose children were killed by vehicles urge community board to support Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
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After hearing heart-wrenching testimonials from families who have lost loved ones at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues, Community Board 5 (CB 5) voted in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pedestrian plaza plan. Judy Kottick, mother of Ella Bandes, who was 23 years old when she died after a bus struck her […]

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Bridge reconstruction means detours for Glendale and Middle Village residents next week
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Residents of Glendale and Middle Village are in for some major traffic detours next week as the 71st Avenue Bridge and the stretch of Cooper Avenue directly below it will see full and partial closures beginning next week. The city’s Department of Transportation’s (DOT) is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work on the bridge above the Cooper Avenue […]

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Signs to increase the safety of autistic children may be coming to Howard Beach
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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced Tuesday his plans to urge the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install signs in key areas around Howard Beach to ensure the safety of children with autism. In a letter to the DOT, Goldfeder requested the agency investigate potential areas where signs could prove useful like Cross Bay Boulevard near the […]

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