Meet the new chairperson of Queens Community Board 2, which serves Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside
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Denise Keehan-Smith, who served on Community Board 2 (CB 2) for four years, was overwhelmingly elected to serve as chairperson at the board’s June meeting. Keehan-Smith will take over from former chair Pat O’Brien, who stepped down after 1 1/2 years in the post. A third-generation Woodside resident, she attended St. Sebastian School and lives in the […]

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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez prepares for Congressional District 7 race
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With the Congressional primaries set to take place on June 28, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez is gearing up to run for her 13th consecutive term for Congressional District 7. Velázquez has served her district, which includes parts of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Ozone Park and Woodhaven in Queens as well as Cypress Hills, Bushwick and several other areas of Brooklyn and parts of […]

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Woodhaven civic to city: We don’t like Select Bus plan for Woodhaven Blvd.
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI Woodhaven residents and their elected officials have spoken: the Select Bus Service (SBS) plan for Woodhaven Boulevard needs some serious revision. The proposal highlighted the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on Saturday afternoon. Attendees raised concerns regarding the plan as it is currently being presented include the placement of pedestrians waiting for the bus […]

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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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Still waiting: Q58 rated Queens’ slowest bus line for sixth-straight year
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Not even the New York Yankees or New England Patriots could duplicate the title “success” of the Q58 bus line, which earned its sixth consecutive Pokey Award from the Straphangers Campaign as Queens’ slowest bus route. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives announced the winners (or losers) of the […]

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