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When Mayor de Blasio announced his “Vision Zero” plan, it was well received by most city officials.
Now that the official plan — that aims to eliminate traffic-related deaths within the next 10 years — has been put before the City Council Transportation and Public Safety Committees, it seems de Blasio and his Vision Zero task force may need to go back to the drawing board on some of his proposals.
A Richmond Hill woman was killed after she was struck by a car allegedly driven by a neighbor in a hit and run on Jamaica Avenue around dawn last Thursday.
At around 6:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street, police responded to a call of a person hit by a car.
Major changes to city road rules are set to hit the five boroughs and not everyone is happy about it.
Mayor de Blasio released details for “Vision Zero,” an initiative that aims to eliminate traffic fatalities within 10 years.
Dust off the old 10-speed Huffy; bike lanes are coming to Ridgewood this year.
After years of surveying and studying by the Department of City Planning and unanimous support from Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee, CB 5 voted 29-5 in favor of the implementation of 9.5 miles of bike routes throughout Ridgewood at it’s Feb. 12 meeting.
The following is a transcript of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address, as prepared, sent to the media before the speech was delivered.
(BPT) - Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter.
In 2013, Queens had the highest number of car accidents involving pedestrians in the city, and it appears the trend hasn’t cooled down during these first few weeks of 2014.
This week, six people were killed or injured on Queens streets, which elected officials said proves all too well how desperately traffic reforms are needed in Western Queens.
A Flushing physician, with two clinics in the community, was sentenced last Friday to serve 12 months and a day in prison for a scheme that fraudulently billed Medicare more than $15 million.
Dr. Hoi Yat Kam, 59, who operated URI Medical Service PC and Sarang Medical PC, both in Flushing, was also sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to three years of supervised release and to pay $2.2 million in restitution.
(BPT) - Anyone over a certain age has heard about the “the three Rs” of education - reading, writing and arithmetic. The thinking is that if you graduate from school knowing how to read, write and solve basic math problems, you’ll have the fundamentals for a successful life. But these days much more is required, especially when it comes to making sure you have the financial resources to take care of yourself and your family.
UPDATE: Below this article is a transcript of an interview about the snow with Mayor de Blasio and Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, issued by the Mayor's Office at 4:11 p.m.
Those pesky pedestrian islands being installed on College Point Boulevard in Flushing were trashed once again by officials at last week’s Community Board 7 district cabinet meeting, held at the Queens Botanical Garden.
The Queens Chronicle reported in November that since the city began installing the islands last fall, accident rates have soared. Officers at the 109th Precinct noted that accidents had gone up 400 percent there in a one-month period.
The intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Street in Cambria Heights has a park, traffic coming from five directions and a long history of motor vehicle mayhem.
Now it has a traffic light, and Councilmen Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) and Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) were calling it a victory for the neighborhood last Friday as the city Department of Transportation now has the light up and running.
(BPT) - From dating to driving to curfews, there’s a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while behind the wheel, but technology can be distracting while walking, too. More teens are plugged in and tuning out to the world around them. An alarming 39 percent were observed typing on a phone, and 39 percent were wearing headphones while crossing the road.
Crime in the 104th Precinct may have dropped significantly in 2013, but the new year has already seen its fair share of activity.
At a press briefing conducted at the Ridgewood-based precinct, the commanding officer, Capt. Christopher Manson, highlighted the capture of five men suspected of committing multiple brazen burglaries within the confines of the 104th Precinct since September.
(BPT) - NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has earned many accolades throughout his career, including becoming the youngest champion of any of NASCAR’s three top-tier series at age 20. However, one milestone in his life that he was not expecting to encounter was not one, but two dangerous blood clots by age 30.
They’ve been popping up all over and elected officials, community leaders and residents are hoping the trend of pedestrian plazas will continue.
Since 2008, dozens of plazas have been installed or renovated in New York City and Queens has gotten a good deal of them.
The New Year was only a little more than two hours old when a car accident in Queens took a young man's life.
The outer roadway exit ramp onto Queens Plaza South has been the scene of several serious car accidents. As a result, the DOT and NYPD will close the ramp at night to prevent speeding and protect the nearby storefronts and pedestrians.
If it has wheels, it made headlines.
Issues involving bicycles, illegal motor scooters, out-of-control SUVs, striking school bus drivers and pungent trash trains all made their way onto the Chronicle’s pages in 2013.
After years of elected officials, community leaders, business owners and residents rallying and pleading, the Department of Transportation and the NYPD announced that the notoriously dangerous Queensboro Bridge exit ramp will be closed a night.
The single lane merges suddenly with Queens Plaza South, resulting in many cars careening off the ramp and into a storefront, often resulting in the death of the driver.
Three assistant district attorneys with the office of Queens DA Richard Brown, second from left, recently were honored for their commitment to justice and service to the residents of the borough.
Senior ADA Jessica Melton, left, has received the New York City Bar Association’s Thomas E. Dewey Medal largely for her work in prosecuting sex traffickers. The medal is given annually to an outstanding prosecutor in each of the five boroughs.
(NAPSI)—The next time you’re thinking of buying a used car, remember, what you don’t see can hurt you.
(NewsUSA) - Winter comes with a unique set of challenges, including lower air temperatures, lack of visibility, fewer daylight hours, falling snow and, of course, icy roads. These can certainly make for some hazardous driving conditions, which is why experts say you should dig out your ice scraper, gloves and snow shovels before hitting the road.
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department welcomed two new members of their crew last Thursday.
But they weren’t human members; they were two new twin ambulances.