$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
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BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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Brothers sent to prison for pimping out woman at Woodside hotel

Two brothers were sentenced to jail time after they pleaded guilty on sex trafficking and promoting prostitution charges for forcing a 25-year-old woman who was “sold” to them for $200 to have sex with numerous men for money, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Brown identified the defendants as Evan Hernandez, 25, of Corona, and Richard […]

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The long and winding route: Panel examines why Q58 bus is so slow
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The Q58 bus line between Ridgewood and Flushing — named the slowest bus in Queens for six straight years — gets a bad rap, according to the Community Board 5 Transportation and Public Transit Committees. At a joint meeting Tuesday night, the committees pointed to the long and winding route of the Q58, and the major thoroughfares […]

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Safety improvements finished near Forest Hills’ MacDonald Park
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI MacDonald Park in Forest Hills received some much-needed safety and access improvements thanks to the efforts of local politicians. City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday that the DOT had completed pedestrian improvements near the park in response to a request from Katz and other area […]

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Despite concerns, local bicyclists show support for Queens Blvd. bike lanes
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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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