City can’t ‘walk and chew gum at the same time’ on Queens graffiti removal, lawmaker says
Photo courtesy of the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation

The city’s Vision Zero program may be making streets safer, but it’s also pushed graffiti removal to the back burner, according to one Queens elected official. State Senator Tony Avella railed against the de Blasio administration and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for allegedly ignoring his repeated requests last December to sign a graffiti removal […]

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Wi-Fi, farmers market, mural are among community suggestions for Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

What do you think should be at a pedestrian plaza at Myrtle/Wyckoff avenues? That is what the Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to know from the people who would be using the plaza the most, commuters, during a Vision Zero public workshop held at I.S. 77 in Ridgewood on Tuesday, March 29. The plaza will permanently close […]

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Dangerous intersections on Northern Blvd. in Astoria and Woodside will get pedestrian safety islands
Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation will work to make certain intersections on Northern Boulevard in Queens safer by making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The city agency presented a plan on Tuesday, which Community Board 1 approved, to construct 14 pedestrian safety islands, ban certain left turns and make other changes from Honeywell Street […]

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Wyckoff Avenue could soon be closed for Ridgewood pedestrian plaza
Rendering courtesy Community Board 5

Part of Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood may eventually be closed and transformed into the neighborhood’s newest pedestrian plaza. In an attempt to curb dangerous driver and pedestrian activity, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has come up with a bold plan to permanently close the one-block segment of Wyckoff Avenue between Gates and Myrtle avenues for the plaza. DOT […]

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Vision Zero plan to reroute buses on Richmond Hill roadways
Photo: Google Maps

Putting safety first, the Department of Transportation is looking to redesign a Richmond Hill intersection and reroute several bus lines to reduce vehicular accidents and resulting injuries. Representatives from DOT and NYC Transit reviewed the plans for the intersection of Hillside Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue and 127th Street during the Community Board 9 meeting on Feb. 9. The DOT […]

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