Op-Ed: Taking guns off our streets

BY CITY COUNCILMAN RORY LANCMAN Last year didn’t start out well for crime reduction. Shootings were up slightly from the same period the previous year. How then did we end 2015 with fewer shootings than ever before, with crime throughout the city reaching historic lows in almost all categories? Indeed, our city is safer than […]

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DEP begins $30M project to install litter capture devices near Newtown Creek
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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Newtown Creek is getting a huge investment toward improving its health and restoring its natural beauty. Emily Lloyd, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), announced Monday that construction has begun on a $30 million project to build litter capture devices at four points in the creek’s vicinity. The project is […]

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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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Queens Boulevard has one of the nation’s best bike lanes: report
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A stretch of bike lanes along Queens Boulevard meant to be a quick fix for a road nicknamed the “boulevard of death” has just been named one of the best new bike lanes by People for Bikes. The organization, founded by bicycle industry leaders,  released its America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2015 list on […]

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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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