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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Pedestrian plaza at Queens/Brooklyn border would make deadly intersection safer, city says
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The six-legged intersection at Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border is one of the most dangerous intersections in the entire city, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) believes the proposed pedestrian plaza will change all that. According to DOT, the intersection is ranked in the top five intersections for pedestrian […]

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Bike lanes connecting Astoria Park to Flushing Bay should be diverted, community board advises
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A bike lane path to connect the East River in Astoria to Flushing Bay received approval from Community Board 1 (CB 1) on Tuesday, but it came with some stipulations. The plan, presented by the Department of Transportation (DOT), would install bike lanes that stretch from 31st Avenue in Astoria through Jackson Heights. Though the board’s […]

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Northeast Queens is getting millions of dollars for school, park and library upgrades
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Almost $14 million will be invested into northeast Queens’ schools, parks, libraries and nonprofits, since the New York City Council passed its multibillion-dollar budget last Tuesday. According to Councilman Vallone’s press release issued Monday, $6 million will be allocated to much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. Thanks to his collaboration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, […]

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Proposed Wyckoff Avenue pedestrian plaza should be a true community center, city says
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After several months of community outreach and workshops, including a One-Day Plaza event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has heard the community’s concerns and is working to alleviate the problems at the dangerous Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue intersection. Representatives from DOT presented their findings to Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation Services and Public Transit Committees during their […]

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