Drivers be warned: Mets home games are coming up. Theyíre at Citi Field to play the Marlins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 and 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. They battle the Braves 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, and face the Rockies 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Summer Days Sidewalk Sale closes the sidewalks (no street closures) of Ridgewood on Myrtle Avenue between Wyckoff Avenue and Fresh Pond Rd. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.
The JAMS Festival closes Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 169th Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
The DOT Weekend Walks event closes 46th Street in Sunnyside between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
In South Richmond Hill, a parade closes Liberty Avenue between 111th and 123rd streets from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. The Astoria Park Alliance Walk closes Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
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From the mailbag:
Dear Queens Traffic Guru,
In my neighborhood there are SUVs with for sale in the window with no license plates. The cars are never moved for street cleaning and never get ticketed. They sit on a street corner from months and no one does anything about them-not the police nor the Traffic and Sanitation Department. If my car isn't moved by 9:30 a.m., I get ticketed! Something is wrong here.
You're right, something is wrong. To get the cars cited for a violation, contact your local precinct and let them know. Give me the address, and I will prod the NYPD too. I'll also call the enforcement division of the Department of Consumer Affairs. In the meantime, file a complaint with 311 and continue to badger your local precinct..
Queens Traffic Guru
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