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Kids love dinosaurs, and with the new 3-D motion picture “Walking With Dinosaurs” in theaters nationwide for the holidays, parents of precocious paleontologists everywhere are scrambling to find the perfect dino-themed gift to put under the Christmas tree.
MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for the arrival of a winter storm this weekend that has the potential to blanket the metropolitan area with anywhere from two to ten inches of snow. Customers are urged to use caution while walking on outdoor platforms and stairs.
The exit ramp from the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge requires drivers to merge sharply onto Queens Plaza South. The scaffolding and boarded-up storefront here are the result of an accident in 2011 when a car became airborne and slammed into a beauty parlor.
An Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge exit ramp is living up to its reputation once again as another car has driven off of it into a storefront on Queens Plaza South.
On Tuesday at 2 a.m., Elissa Toro, an off-duty NYPD police officer, was driving a silver 2004 Ford Focus when the car careered off the ramp, slamming into a vacant storefront and throwing her from the vehicle.
Green Power E-Bike in Flushing has seen a dramatic decrease in business since the rollout of the motor bike ban last month. Owner Daniel Zhou states that his worries have fallen on deaf ears and that he may have to close up shop soon.
Queens congressional representatives Grace Meng, left, Steve Israel and Gregory Meeks all spoke in support Friday of a measure by Congressman Joe Crowley, second from right, aimed at reducing noise near airports nationwide.
Political heavyweights from throughout Queens were on hand at LaGuardia Airport last Friday as Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) announced legislation that would require airlines to stock their fleets with quieter planes.
The Quiet Skies Act (HR 3650) will, if passed, give the Federal Aviation Administration until the end of 2015 to come up with regulations that would require all domestic airlines to phase in quiter aircraft, or those meeting the federal Stage 4 noise requirements.
Kisook Ahn, the Woodside nurse who was killed in the Dec. 1 Metro North train derailment near the Spuyten Duyvil station, was remembered at a funeral Mass last Saturday as a kind and extremely bright nurse, outstanding student and devoted family member.
The service at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Woodside was attended by more than 150 family members, friends, colleagues and fellow parishioners.
Woodhaven residents gathered for a public forum on the proposals to build a park or a railroad on the former Rockaway Beach LIRR line that runs along the eastern border of the neighborhood behind backyards on 98th Street.
The residents of Woodhaven came together Monday night to discuss the future of the abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line, which runs on the neighborhood’s eastern border right alongside some backyards.
The right of way, which has been abandoned since 1962, has become a major issue of controversy, as there are such strong opinions about what should or should not be done to the line. There are two competing plans for the line: to reactivate the train, or to build a park similar to Manhattan’s High Line called the QueensWay.
Community Board 9 unanimously rejected a plan to change a two-way street in Kew Gardens into a one-way after several residents and the local civic group spoke out in opposition.
The city Department of Transportation is proposing converting Beverly Road, a two-way street between Brevoort Street and Park Lane South, into a one-way northbound.
Another speed bump was approved for a busy residential street in Woodhaven Tuesday night.
Community Board 9 voted unanimously to move forward with plans from the city Department of Transportation to construct a speed bump on 78th Street between Rockaway Boulevard and 91st Avenue.
The government doesn’t care.
That is what Green Power E-Bike owner Daniel Zhou says when asked about the recent citywide ban on all motor scooters and electric bikes.
The NYPD is offering the following holiday safety tips for shoppers, travelers and homeowners:
• Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Criminals often target people who are distracted.
A man was injured after police say he was carjacked on a Howard Beach street on Nov. 26.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. on 91st Street and 159th Avenue, one block west of Cross Bay Boulevard. The unidentified victim was getting into his white Porsche Cayenne when a man wearing a black face mask approached and pointed a firearm at him demanding he give up his car.
Chase bank recently donated a $800,000 leadership gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership to ensure that the Department of Transportation’s community partners in under-resourced neighborhoods will have the support they need to maintain clean, green and vibrant public plazas.
On Nov. 26, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), center, was joined by Talking Heads band member David Byrne, left, nearby Walgreens manager Edgar Gutierrez, NPP Director Laura Hansen, Hort Executive Director Sara Hobel, Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein and QEDC Director of Neighborhood Services Ricardi Calixte to receive the check in Corona Plaza.
A bill introduced by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. would remove former Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge and place it on the Municipal Building in Manhattan despite the City Council approving the co-naming more than two years ago.
One-way residential side streets like 84th Street in Middle Village could be subject to lower speed limits if the City Council can convince New York State to go along with a bill to adopt a 25 mile-per-hour proposal.
Though the signs have been hung and decision finalized, the fight over co-naming the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge continues.
Outgoing Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) has introduced a bill that would remove former Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the historic bridge and place it on the Municipal Building in Manhattan.
Queens officials are hailing the City Council’s passage of a bill that will result in speed humps on busy streets that run past schools, and are pulling for one that would reduce speed limits on some side streets while mandating approval of slow zones.
Bill 732-A, introduced by Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-Staten Island), mandates that the Department of Transportation install one or more speed humps on a minimum of 50 streets per year adjacent to public or private schools.
A horrific car accident, allegedly caused by a driver impaired by alcohol, killed one man and injured two others in Howard Beach very early on Saturday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of 159th Avenue and 98th Street at around 1 a.m. According to police, a 2006 Ford sedan operated by James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, was traveling southbound on 98th Street, entered the intersection and struck a 2001 Saturn, operated by James Sinisi, 38, of Glendale, who was killed.
One of the victims of Sunday’s train derailment in the Bronx was a nurse living in Woodside who cared for children after immigrating to the United States from South Korea and was known as “an exceptional person.
Kisook Ahn, 35, was the youngest of the four people killed in the accident, which also injured more than 60 as a southbound Metro North train left the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station at about 7:20 a.m. The federal government says the train was going 82 miles an hour around a curved section of track where the limit is 30, reportedly because the engineer had dozed off.
The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association will host another public forum on the plans for the old Rockaway Beach rail line, which runs along 98th Street, abutting dozens of neighborhood homes.
The forum will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., at Emanuel United Church of Christ at 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. The meeting is open to the public, but only Woodhaven residents will be permitted to speak.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will install noise dampers on all N and Q line trains serving the Astoria- Ditmars Boulevard subway stop in order to alleviate noise problems stemming from application of the trains’ air brakes.
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) wrote to MTA President Thomas Prendergast last year, stating that the noise became increasingly disruptive as more of the cars became fitted with the brakes.