Diana Tarantola asked the tow truck driver where on the receipt she should sign. When he pointed to the line, she sighed.
“I should know how to do this by now,” she said.
The ongoing work on the A train viaduct over Liberty Avenue is annoying, some commuters and business owners nearby say, but it’s needed.
“The train was falling apart,” said commuter Brian Gordon, who rides the A from 88th Street-Boyd Avenue to his job in Brooklyn. “They needed to fix it. It’s annoying that it’s taking this long, but what can you do? It needed to be done.”
I am writing to point out that the Queens Chronicle grossly misrepresented the view of most New Yorkers when you published a slanted opinion piece that claims the carriage horse industry in Central Park is somehow “humane.” (“Meet the Central Park carriage drivers,” June 19, multiple editions). Nothing could be further from the truth, as this industry is cruel to both horses and potentially humans.
While the writer mentioned that draft horses are in fact capable of pulling large loads of cargo for a great distance, the writer failed to mention that these carriage horses are asked to do this in unbearable conditions here in New York. Cars, buses, taxis, trucks, pedestrians, emergency vehicles and many other obstacles face them every day and at every step of their journey. A potential accident awaits the horses and the citizens at any given moment.
Some call this “romantic.” Is seeing a beautiful horse lying on the street dead after a collision with a vehicle romantic? I don’t think so, and I believe any person with half a heart agrees. God forbid that one of these horses should ever collide with a human head-on; the human wi
ll most likely lose the battle versus a 1,100-pound creature. Is that romantic?
These carriage horses are surrounded by a city so feisty and chaotic that many, many people I know can’t stand being here, and they can choose to go elsewhere if the city overwhelms them. These horses have no say in what they get to do. Almost every single New Yorker I know agrees that this archaic practice must end, full stop.
Your piece that attempted to put a positive spin on this brutal industry will only serve to energize the opponents of this abuse and end something that should have ended decades ago. Maybe I should be thanking you for your short-sightedness in this biased article.
An accident created late rush-hour chaos along Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park Tuesday night.
At least two cars were involved in the crash at Sutter Avenue at around 8 p.m. At least one car was likely totaled by the accident.
The Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., in Douglaston, is a great place to learn about ecology and the need to protect and preserve our planet. The center sees over 62,000 people a year including 40,000 children. Many of those children arrive by school bus on weekdays on class trips.
The problem is that there is no traffic signal by the entryway and exit to safely allow the cars and buses that visit APEC to enter and leave the site. Traffic on Northern Boulevard at that location speeds along briskly most of the time. It is just a matter of time before there is a serious accident there, possibly injuring or killing people.
The Department of Transportation has been advised of this problem many times. Their excuse for not installing a traffic signal is that traffic will back up on the exit ramp nearby causing congestion on the Cross Island Parkway. But there are dozens of exits throughout the city where highways meet other roadways near traffic signals and there is no issue.
Another excuse given is that a new APEC building will soon be under construction and the position of the entrance and exit may change. According to the architect of the new building, the exit would be in the same position as it is now. The exit is where the bulk of the problems lie.
There is also a need to create a turning lane westbound on Northern Boulevard into the Center. Cars and school buses must be able to access APEC from both directions.
If a traffic signal and turning lanes can be placed for businesses just down Northern Boulevard by a restaurant, car wash and driving range, surely APEC, which serves so many children and adults, can be given the same consideration. We need action now!
(NAPSI)—Road accidents caused by distracted or speeding drivers are a huge risk for the more than 135,000 men and women of the waste and recycling industry who are out in force each day keeping our communities clean and healthy-but you can be part of the solution.
(BPT) - Have you ever thought about all of the distractions associated with driving? Weather, kids, pets, eating, cell phones, billboards, the radio and even a friend riding shotgun all compete for the driver’s ever-shrinking attention span.
Kenici Wilson, chairman of Community Board 9’s Transportation Committee, seemed to be taken by surprise by the reaction to what many members thought would be a run-of-the-mill vote.
The city Department of Transportation came to CB 9’s June meeting Tuesday night to unveil its plans to alter the intersection of Metropolitan and Hillside avenues on the Richmond Hill/Kew Gardens border.
While Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) stood at the podium during last Friday’s press conference outside PS 232 in Lindenwood to implore the city Department of Transportation to move on installing some permanent safety improvements at the corner of 83rd Street and 153rd Avenue, an example of their concern played out behind them.
A woman drove by, stopped, backed up into the path of parents and students leaving the school and then drove up onto a heavily used sidewalk to look at purses at a kiosk in the parking lot of the Lindenwood Shopping Center.
Borough President Melinda Katz wants the city Department of Transportation to take another look at the intersection of Rockaway and Lefferts boulevards in South Ozone Park.
Several years ago, Community Board 10 asked the DOT to put left-turn signals at the intersection — one of the busiest in the neighborhood. The agency declined the request, suggesting the level of traffic there does not call for one. The DOT said it would revisit the request for left-turn signals only at Katz’s suggestion.
“When you have quarter notes, you start playing faster. Try to pull back a little.
“The tempo is picking up and picking up and picking up. It sounds nice, but I’m getting worried.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to used cars, safety is no accident. But an accident shouldn’t keep you from buying a used car you love. In fact, you may drive away with a bargain.
Before buying a used car, check if any damage it sustained in an accident was properly repaired. (NAPS)
(Family Features) Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries.
For years, parents, students and staff at PS 232 in Lindenwood and those living and working nearby have warned that the intersection of 83rd Street and 153rd Avenue is a ticking time bomb.
For years their pleas have fallen on mostly deaf ears.
Before Community Board 6’s May 14 meeting ended, Sara Demartino of Rego Park stood up and described a problem she said is plaguing her community: the constant cacophony of barking dogs in Yellowstone Park, across the street from her Forest Hills home.
“It’s a quality-of-life issue that me and my neighbors are experiencing on a daily basis,” Demartino said. “It’s impossible to have a conversation, there’s so much noise.”
NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg came to the Saul Weprin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Clubs in Hollis Hills last Thursday night to talk about the Vision Zero plan, Mayor de Blasio’s effort to try and eliminate pedestrian fatalities in traffic accidents throughout the city.
Every year 4,000 people are injured and 250 are killed on city streets.
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.