Congresswoman Grace Meng on July 28 announced that she has helped secure two new stop signs outside Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens in Kew Gardens, in partnership with Community Board 9 and Councilwoman Lynn Schulman.
There had previously only been two stop signs on the corners of 125th Street, which runs in front of Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens. The addition of the two new stop signs, located on the adjacent 85th Avenue, has turned the intersection at the school into a four-way stop.
“Hundreds of students attend this school, and they, school staff and local pedestrians should not be put in harm’s way when crossing,” Meng said. “These stop signs will help make the area safer and I thank the Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens for working to improve safety outside its facility.”
Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens is a school for the borough’s Jewish community. It is an all-girls school for grades K-8. There are approximately 800 students enrolled there.
“Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens is very grateful to Congresswoman Grace Meng, her community liaison Rabbi Daniel Pollack, Councilwoman Lynn Schulman, Community Board 9 and Captain Jeremy Kivlin of the 102nd Precinct for all of their efforts on behalf of our school,” Rabbi Mordechai Ginsparg, the school’s principal said. “I enjoyed working together with them and I can truly see the care and concern they have for the safety of our students, parents and faculty.”