For the fifth time in 10 years, a motorcyclist has been killed on the Cross Island Parkway, where it bends toward the southbound Whitestone Expressway, which has been labeled “deadman’s curve.”
Police report that John Barrett, 49, of Middle Village, was killed on Aug. 30 around 10 p.m. The preliminary investigation determined that Barrett was operating a motorcycle and was ejected from it while traveling southbound.
Community Board 9 member Maria Thomson, with Chairman Ralph Gonzalez, speaking out on the issue of liquor licenses at Tuesday’s board meeting in Richmond Hill.
During their first meeting back from the summer, Community Board 9 members — in no uncertain terms — announced they were done with the high density of bars and nightclubs in the district area.
Faced with several new liquor licenses and a renewal, several members of the board at Tuesday night’s meeting at Villa Russo in Richmond Hill suggested voting down all of them, despite their applications being submitted on time, without any discrepancies and no complaints about the specific owners or locations. The reason? There are too many already.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
District Manager Mary Ann Carey, left, honored by Community Board 9 Chairman Ralph Gonzalez and officials, state Sen. Joe Addabbo, back row left, Assemblyman Mike Miller, Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblyman David Weprin and Councilman Eric Ulrich at her last CB 9 meeting after 30 years as district manager on Tuesday in Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill resident Joe Sinisi explains his opposition to the reconfigurations to board members and DOT officials Tuesday.
Community Board 9 reconsidered a proposal from June to reconfigure three intersections along Hillside Avenue at Kew Gardens Road, Metropolitan Avenue and 127th Street.
The city Department of Transportation’s proposal to change the intersections to reduce traffic and pedestrian accidents met stiff opposition last spring and was tabled to the new year for future discussion. The plan would change the intersection of Metropolitan and Hillside avenues by eliminating dangerous turns, notably by turning Metropolitan Avenue into a one-way eastbound because traffic heading westbound that turns left on Hillside Avenue have caused nearly a quarter of all traffic accidents between 2009 and 2012. The DOT also wanted to add medians and streamline traffic heading westbound on Hillside Avenue turning onto westbound Metropolitan Avenue.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: resobox.com.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
Mayor de Blasio, with state Sen. James Sanders, speaks to more than 100 middle school staff from across the city during a training session hosted by the Sports & Arts in School Foundation, one of the city’s biggest providers of afterschool programs.
Two Queens residents were recently elected to represent New York State and the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Las Vegas.
Robert Finnerty of South Richmond Hill was elected as national executive officer for New York and J. Nancy Rivera of Glendale was elected as the state’s auxiliary national executive, both for a two-year term.
At least it isn’t the violent kind of crime spree.
An unknown number of suspects have been stealing a substantial amount of tires and rims from the cars of Kew Gardens residents over the last year, enough to require the 102nd Precinct to distribute fliers to drivers throughout the area.
Mayor de Blasio came to Queens on Monday, and his first stop was to the newly renovated Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens to promote one of his young administration’s latest education policies.
And it wasn’t universal prekindergarten
It was 1914.
The officers were beginning their first tour of duty at a time when in Europe, war was raging between monarchial powers. China was adapting to life for the first time without an emperor and Russia still had a tsar. Around the country, for the first time ever, candidates were vying for voters’ support in U.S. Senate elections — though not yet from women.
Joseph Beer, the South Richmond Hill teenager who was at the wheel of his new car in 2012 when he slammed into a tree on the Southern State Parkway killing four of his friends, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Tuesday.
Beer pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and admitted he was driving under the influence of marijuana on Oct. 7, 2012 when his car crashed on a notorious curve on the Southern State Parkway just before Exit 17 in Lakeview, LI. Christopher Khan, Peter Kanhai, Darian Ramnarine and Neil Rajapa were all killed. Beer survived and was found at the scene alert with only minor injuries.
If it goes off without a hitch, it may be the shining moment of Mayor de Blasio’s term in office so far. If it doesn’t, it could be a black eye to any chances of a second.
As summer winds down, a new school year prepares to start up, and with it, 50,000 new prekindergarten students, the first class of the city’s universal pre-K program who will be entering the classroom for the first time on Sept. 8.
Mayor de Blasio speaks about universal prekindergarten at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill on Monday.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
Councilman Eric Ulrich, left, Carol Simon, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder at the grand opening of the youth organization’s new building in Richmond Hill on Tuesday.
It may be the dog days of August, but nothing seems to be slowing down for the summer in Woodhaven.
The monthly meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association drew a high-energy crowd to the Emanuel United Church of Christ on 91st Avenue Saturday morning.
As controversy swirled around her a little more than a year ago, Community Board 9 District Manager Mary Ann Carey said she wanted to step down from her position on her own terms.
Now she appears to be doing that.
Come budget season this fall, Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn, Queens) will be kicking their feet up and allowing constituents to do at least a portion of their work for them.
The two lawmakers have announced they will be introducing participatory budgeting into their districts in the 2014-15 budget cycle, with residents getting the chance to brainstorm and vote for how $1 million in funds will be allocated in the area.