Proposed Wyckoff Avenue pedestrian plaza should be a true community center, city says
Photo courtesy Department of Transportation

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 are 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 […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

Updated May 12, 2:05 p.m. In a heated debate about the future of Queens Boulevard, Community Board 4 (CB 4) voted to approve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) safety plan for the corridor with one stipulation – no bike lanes. But on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying the DOT will go through with […]

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City installs a bike corral instead of a stop sign at a dangerous LIC intersection, bypassing community approvals
Photo by Angela Matua/QNS

They wanted a stop sign; the city gave them a bunch of bike racks. Residents of Dutch Kills, a neighborhood within Long Island City, are saying that the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed a bike corral at a dangerous intersection instead of requested traffic safety measures. Thea Romano, president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, […]

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These cute birds are holding up boardwalk construction in Rockaway Beach
Photo: Wikimedia

The Piping Plover, a cute endangered bird, is reportedly holding up reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. Rockaway Beach has been struggling to rebuild their boardwalk, torn up by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, for what seems like an eternity. The $480 million restoration project has been marked by endless delays and struggles, from high winds threatening […]

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Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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