Hundreds turned out Sunday for the seventh annual Tour de Queens biking event that began at Flushing Meadows Park.
The family-friendly event took riders through 20 miles of Queens including Bay Terrace, Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Beechhurst, Whitestone and Bayside.
The annual Tour de Queens bicycle tour will be held on Sunday, beginning at Flushing Meadows Park.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum and closes at 9 a.m. The tour departs at 9:30 a.m. and returns to the park around 12:30 p.m.
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A man was killed crossing North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park last Saturday morning.
At approximately 9:56 a.m., police officers responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of 130th Street and North Conduit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 58-year-old male — whose identity has not been released pending family notification — was attempting to cross North Conduit Avenue heading north. When he was midway across the avenue, he turned around and attempted to return back.
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Police are looking for a man wanted for a burglary in a South Ozone Park home last Friday.
At noon, the suspect entered a house on 113th Street through a front window and removed a bicycle and hair dryer. The suspect, described as a white man, 6 feet tall with curly black hair and a medium build, then fled on the bicycle. He was last seen wearing black sneakers, blue jeans and a dark blue T-shirt.
This summer, the San Francisco-based Trust for Public Land will issue its plan for turning the abandoned Rockaway branch of the Long Island Rail Road into a 3.5-mile-long “QueensWay” bike and pedestrian trail.
But the study won’t answer several basic questions.
Over 40 years after Gateway National Recreation Area was established by Congress, the National Parks Service has laid out a “new vision” for the future of the park in a newly released general management plan and environmental impact statement.
However, there is some debate among park advocates as to whether the plan includes too many recreational projects and not enough environmental preservation and protection programs.
Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a fatal hit and run on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park on Sunday night.
At 9:37 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a bicyclist struck at Rockaway Boulevard and 90th Street in Ozone Park. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 40-year-old man, whose name police have not yet released, lying on Rockaway Boulevard with severe head trauma. EMS also responded to the location and transported the bicyclist to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
If one proposal for the old Rockaway Beach LIRR line comes to fruition, a 3.3-mile-long stretch between Rego Park and Ozone Park that has been abandoned since 1962 would become a park similar to Manhattan’s High Line.
To say the proposal is controversial may be an understatement. The idea for the park — and a competitive plan to reactivate the railroad — has created a lot of opposition among residents living along the stretch, especially in Woodhaven where backyards abut the right of way and many residents moved in after the trains stopped running. Concerns over privacy, safety, noise and the proposals’ effect on property values have driven the opposition.
Cyclists fly off the Queensboro Bridge toward Astoria Park during the citywide bicycle run.
As the sun began to sink lower into the sky, I sat on my black motorcycle looking out at the road before me.
For a few years, Brooklyn claimed ownership over home-brewery startups. Dozens of companies, usually founded by young professionals, began sprouting up.
Now, Queens has stepped into the gauntlet with its own group of local breweries.
Richmond Hill in the springtime boasts specific telltales of a residential community. On the sidewalks of the residential streets lined with Victorian homes, children ride their bicycles and tricycles back and forth, stopping just shy of the Jamaica Avenue corner — where mom said never to go. On the front lawns, the sunshine means yard work.
In fact, the only signs that you’re in a city at all are the clanging of the passing J train and the urban blight that neighborhoods in major cities all across the world fight endlessly to defeat — graffiti.
The seemingly endless stream of casualties resulting from collisions between motor vehicles and cyclists has claimed another victim.
Angel Torres, 46, of Glendale, was killed last Wednesday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street in Brooklyn, authorities said.
During the seemingly endless winter of 2014, you’ve undoubtedly fantasized about getting away from it all — perhaps by surfing on Kauai, or biking along Colorado’s mountain trails, or getting in touch with nature at a national wildlife refuge in Florida.
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Nick Carey answers questions on the Department of Transportation’s initiative to add a bicycle lane on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Pulaski Bridge.
Cyclists and pedestrians will each get a lane of their own when the Department of Transportation implements its plan to make the Pulaski Bridge safer.
Nicole Garcia, the DOT Queens deputy borough commissioner, and Nick Carey from the DOT Bike program gave Community Board 2 an update on the plan during its April 3 meeting. The board voted to approve the DOT’s recommendations.
Under the bright sunny sky on one of the first warm days of spring, a caravan of bicyclists rode up 160th Avenue in Howard Beach on Sunday, stopped at the corner of 84th Street and leaned their bikes up against the fence surrounding the Con Edison substation that occupies what would otherwise be coveted corner property.
They gathered around a white bicycle chained to a stop sign and placed flowers in the rungs of the wheels and the chains. This bicycle was not left there by anyone in particular, but was placed by a group in memory of Gary Zammett Jr., the Brooklyn man who was killed riding his bicycle at the intersection last summer.
On Aug. 21, 2013, Gary Zammett Sr. rode his bicycle from his Canarsie home to Howard Beach to get a cheesecake for his wife.
He never made it back.
Now that Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan has hired “The Lord of the Rings,” Phil Jackson, to be the new Knicks president (he has six NBA championship rings as head coach of the Chicago Bulls; five in the same role for the Los Angeles Lakers; and a pair as a bench player for the Knicks), and has promised to grant him as much autonomy as an owner can, it will be interesting to see whether the media will finally stop bashing Dolan.
At the Jackson press conference, Dolan acknowledged that he has been far from adept at running a basketball team. The most obvious bad decision on his part was firing Donnie Walsh as the team’s general manager without having a suitable replacement ready to take his place. The reason for Walsh’s ouster was that he did not want to give up a king’s ransom to get Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. Given Anthony’s outstanding play since coming to the Knicks, it’s easy to understand Dolan’s desire to meet Denver’s asking price three years ago.
Not even the roaring of the elevated No. 7 line could silence the anger of the Willets Point mall protesters as they marched down Roosevelt Avenue in Corona to Citi Field Saturday afternoon. Around 40 protesters stopped near a parking lot where the proposed mall would be built.
The $3 billion plan to develop 47-plus acres of Flushing Meadows Corona Park would remove auto repair shop businesses on 126th Street and replace them with a hotel, parking spaces and retail and office space. The plan also includes a shopping mall, six-story parking garage and 2,500 surface parking spaces in the current Citi Field parking lot, technically part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Given recent reports of the CitiBike program’s financial trouble, Queens officials want to assure residents that the bicycle sharing program isn’t disappearing if they have anything to do with it.
“The system is successful as proved by the 100,000 annual users and a number of other daily and weekly users,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said. “This is a successful bike share program; Alta has mismanaged it.”
It has been over 25 years since the city first planned a walking and biking trail around Jamaica Bay and now, with only pieces of it completed, the city Department of Transportation is planning on filling in the gaps and finishing the loop.
One of those gaps is between the greenway along the Belt Parkway and the spur across the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge into Broad Channel. To connect the two means somehow building the greenway through the neighborhood of Howard Beach — perhaps along residential streets.