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The bridge in Murray Hill located at 149th Street between Roosevelt and 41st avenues is still blocked off, and local politicans are still looking for answers.
In 2010 the bridge above the LIRR tracks closed for construction funded by taxpayers’ money. After delays, the bridge appeared to be finished in May 2012, but a city DOT inspection found cracks on the bridge making it unsafe to carry vehicles.
Police shut down the intersection of 80th Street and Northern Boulevard following the deadly incident where a dump truck hit an 11-year-old boy.
Family members, friends and politicians gathered Sunday night at the Jackson Heights intersection where a dump truck hit and killed Miguel Torres, 11.
Torres’ mother fell in front of a memorial to the child moaning in Spanish, “My only son. Why God, why?”
Forty years ago, Dolores Quintana said she used to feel bad watching her elderly neighbors attempt to cross nine or 10 bustling lanes of traffic on Woodhaven Boulevard in lightning speed time, quite often with walkers in hand.
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In a move to quell some of the criticism his congestion pricing plan has received, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has added a component he believes will alleviate concerns in the outer boroughs.
Despite the largely warm reception, MTA chief Elliot (Lee) Sander faced some tough questions when he addressed a combined meeting of the Saul Weprin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Clubs on Thursday in Hollis Hills.
“In all my years I’ve never seen one parent drop a child off at school on a bicycle,” said state Sen. Toby Stavisky, referring to Department of Transporation plans to put a bike lane on Jewel Avenue.
The controversial 20th Avenue strip in College Point, where most of the congestion originates, will be getting a facelift and some help with safety issues and traffic flow through a $700,000 federal grant.
The Department of Transporation has pitched a new, mostly one-way street plan for Ozone Park, hoping to end the days of accidental sideswipes on the narrow two-way streets in one residential corner of the neighborhood.
On Tuesday, August 1st from 6 to 9 pm, the 112th Precinct and the 112th Precinct Community Council, under the command of Captain John Lavelle, invite Forest Hills and Rego Park residents to take a stand against crime by participating in the 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.