Plea for safer streets

ASTORIA – One year after Konstantinos Stayropoulos was killed while crossing a busy street in Astoria, members of that community are again renewing their call to increase traffic calming measures at the intersection.

Members of the community rallied on Saturday, November 13 at 21st Avenue and 23rd Street to ask the city Department of Transportation address the dangerous conditions immediately.

“It is unacceptable that the Department of Transportation has taken no action a full year after someone was killed at this intersection,” said Queens Assemblymember and Senator-elect Michael Gianaris. “We should not have to wait for yet another tragedy before something is done to protect pedestrians in western Queens.”


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