City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

As the future of the Rockaway Beach line remains in question, one thing is not up for debate: the deteriorating stanchions are now much safer thanks to recent repairs. During a press conference in December of last year, state Senator Joseph Addabbo called on city agencies to repair the stanchions of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) […]

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Nearly 90 weapons were turned in by public during a gun buyback in Laurelton
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From assault weapons to semi-automatic handguns, law enforcement agents purchased scores of firearms from the public during a gun buyback at a Laurelton church last week. Hosted by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Councilman Donovan Richards and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, approximately 89 weapons were collected at the Evangel Temple on April 16. Each gun […]

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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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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
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The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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Dangerous intersections on Northern Blvd. in Astoria and Woodside will get pedestrian safety islands
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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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