Cross Bay Boulevard gets more parking — for bikes


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Parking is never easy to find on Cross Bay Boulevard. But that has now changed — for bicyclists at least — as the Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun installing bike racks along the boulevard.

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Op-ed: The latest attempt to improve safety and reduce aggravation on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards


| oped@queenscourier.com

Metal structures hanging over sections of Woodhaven Boulevard having been popping up and I continue to hear from constituents with questions as to what they are, what will be done with them and what they can expect for the future of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

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Teen charged in Cross Bay Boulevard crash


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M .Cullen

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a high-speed car crash in Broad Channel that left 10 people injured and snarled traffic along Cross Bay Boulevard. Gurdip Multani, 17, was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and speeding, according to the DA, on Saturday. He was arraigned the following day with bail set […]

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Multi-vehicle accident injures several, closes Cross Bay Boulevard in both directions


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence Cullen

A multi-vehicle accident on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel has left several people injured and closed the roadway in both directions, according to media reports. Three cars were involved in the accident and at least 10 people were hurt, said CBS New York. Two people are in critical condition, three are in serious condition […]

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Rite Aid reopens on Cross Bay Boulevard


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Life is getting back to normal in south Queens nearly two months after Sandy struck the area. On Wednesday, December 12, staffers from the Cross Bay Boulevard Rite Aid, along with State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, officially cut the ribbon to reopen the store, which saw significant flooding as water from Jamaica […]

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Boy Scouts help clean up Cross Bay Boulevard


| nbrown@queenscourier.com

When the Howard Beach Civic Forum asked Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 139 to help prepare Cross Bay Boulevard for the much-anticipated Columbus Day Parade, slated for Saturday, October 13, Assistant Scout Master Tom Mercatante didn’t think twice. “We’re members of the community, and we want to help in whatever way possible,” said […]

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Fender bender along Cross Bay Boulevard


By Queens Courier Staff

An elderly couple driving their teal-colored Buick Le Sabre along Cross Bay Boulevard to their home in Breezy Point was t-boned by a Honda Odyssey mini-van while driving past the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, December 28, police said. Both the couple and the passengers of the mini-van, identified by police as a younger […]

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City installing new traffic lights along Cross Bay and Woodhaven boulevards


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” traffic safety initiative, the city is in the process of installing new and larger traffic lights along the busy thoroughfares in hopes of giving motorists a better view of the of the red, yellow and green lights.

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New bus lanes expected to improve travel times along Woodhaven Boulevard


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

In continuing efforts to improve bus travel times and reliability, the Department of Transportation is creating offset bus-only lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and Metropolitan Avenue on the Rego Park/Middle Village border.

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Enjoy these free summer concerts across Queens parks


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via queensbp.org/katzconcerts

With the summer heating up, Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Monday a series of free concerts at parks around Queens — from a Beatles cover band in Bayside to reggae in the Rockaways — starting July 12.

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