Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Bus-only lanes coming to Woodhaven Boulevard


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by  Salvatore Licata

Bus-only lanes are to be painted along a 1.4-mile stretch of Woodhaven Boulevard by late September, a representative from the Department of Transportation (DOT) said.

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Jackson Heights mural discourages drunk driving


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

A 20-foot by 100-foot family-friendly mural focusing on the prevention of drinking and driving, titled “Hit the Brakes on DWI and Choose the Right Path,” was unveiled on Wednesday at 34-20 Junction Blvd.

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Hamilton Beach street in disrepair, ignored by city, locals say


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Hamilton Beach residents are furious that smooth streets in nearby Howard Beach are being repaved while, they say, the main artery into their tiny enclave has been ignored for years.

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Sunnyside welcomes first of two public plazas


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Sunnyside Shines BID

Bliss Plaza, the first of two new public plazas constructed in Sunnyside, opened July 29. The project was spearheaded by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID).

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Ozone Park street plaza not living up to expectations


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

It started out as a beautification and community development project, but a pedestrian plaza on the Brooklyn-Queens border is an eyesore that is detrimental to business, locals say.

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Gov. Cuomo’s transportation reinvestment commission


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

At the end of the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100 year blue print to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on.  It will however like many previous planning studies or commissions, generate him some […]

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Residents ask for parking lines along Lindenwood streets


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

More than 100 cars can be parked nose-first adjacent to the Belt Parkway on 157th Avenue between 77th and 80th streets, but that number is often reduced because there are no marked parking spaces

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EXCLUSIVE: Bayside BID to study DOT lot expansion to solve community parking woes


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Building up may be the best way to build up Bayside businesses, and Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $20,000 for a study to solve the parking problem near Bell Boulevard, which many residents and business owners say is the No. 1 issue in the community.

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Traffic light needed on Northern Blvd.


| letters@queenscourier.com

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, is a great place to learn about ecology and the need to protect and preserve our planet. The Center sees over 62,000 people a year including 40,000 children. Many of those children arrive by school bus on weekdays on class trips. The problem […]

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Lewd graffiti scrawled on Hamilton Beach footbridge


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Graffiti is nothing new for Hamilton Beach residents. But residents are alarmed over new racist slurs and sexually suggestive images scrawled on a graffiti-covered footbridge connecting the small neighborhood to Howard Beach.

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