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In 2018, an MS 216 student walking to school was hit by a car making an illegal zigzag right turn onto 174th Street from Fresh Meadow Lane, prompting the school to request a stop sign to deter future accidents. Two years later, the Department of Transportation concluded a stop sign was not necessary at the five-street intersection after completing a study in July when school was not in session.

The DOT conducted its study on July 16 and recorded 47 schoolchildren walking through the intersection, and 71 other pedestrians throughout three peak hours. During those same hours — 8 to 9 a.m., 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. — the DOT clocked 541 cars driving down Fresh Meadow Lane and 485 on 65th Avenue. The agency determined that neither pedestrian nor vehicle traffic was high enough to warrant the requested stop sign.

Community Board 5 and Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions are worried that a new solid waste transfer station in Brentwood, LI, will bring more waste-by-rail into the area.Omni Recycling of Brentwood LLC proposes processing 2,3…

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of overnight closures of the Exit 13 Ramp from northbound Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to westbound Northern Boulevard (25A) in Queens, beginning on or about Monday night, O…

A seaplane crashed into a Whitestone pier Sunday afternoon, killing one and injuring two others.According to FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, the single-engine plane manned by an area resident crashed into a concrete pier at Riverside Dri…

The Bayside Marina and the surrounding stretch of the Joe Michael’s Mile are set to get some much-needed upgrades by December, following a unanimous plan approval by Community Board 11.“The overall goals of the project are to repair the Sandy…

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced last Friday that the first phase of work to replace and install more than 5,500 feet of track and over 7,800 feet of third rail around the Jamaica Center and Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue …

Days after a pair of public hearings, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was back making its case for an AirTrain between LaGuardia Airport and Willets Point.The venue was an online meeting of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Associati…

A man was killed after being struck on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 19 Monday morning, police said.Upon arrival, police saw the unidentified man unconscious and unresponsive, with severe body trauma lying on the roadway on the Rego Pa…

After fleeing a traffic stop, a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the TD Bank along Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach on Saturday morning, officials said.Around 6:50 a.m., a state trooper pulled the vehicle over going sout…

A Bronx man has been indicted on murder charges for a June hit-and-run crash that killed a man, District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Monday.Ramon Pena, 37, of Albany Crescent was charged in a 32-count indictment with murder in the second …