DOT, NYPD announce nighttime closure of Queensboro Bridge outer roadway lane to reduce speeding


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ File Photo

A few weeks following the fatal accident of an off-duty police officer off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYPD have implemented a new change looking to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. The DOT and NYPD announced on Tuesday the single lane of the Queens-bound outer roadway of the […]

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DOT unveils new, easier to read parking signs


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hoping that newly designed signs will simplify parking in New York City. On Monday the DOT unveiled the easy to read and see parking regulations signs, which will initially replace 6, 300 in Midtown Manhattan through this spring, then in other parts of the city. The problem with the […]

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DOT’s ‘LOOK!’ campaign gets mixed reviews


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the DOT

A newly-launched Department of Transportation (DOT) campaign urges drivers and pedestrians to keep their peepers on the street. The first in a series of safety initiatives, the LOOK! campaign highlights the importance of vigilance on the road by establishing pavement markings depicting the word “LOOK.” Each insignia features eyes drawn into the Os, staring in […]

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DOT readies roads for holiday weekend


By Queens Courier Staff

The prayers of city motorists may have finally been answered as a result of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) recent five borough pothole blitz. On the weekend of June 25, the DOT sought to eclipse their previous record of 400,000 potholes filled citywide since July 1, 2010. Pothole covered roads give motorists the impression of […]

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DOT readies roads for holiday weekend


By Queens Courier Staff

The prayers of city motorists may have finally been answered as a result of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) recent five borough pothole blitz. On the weekend of June 25, the DOT sought to eclipse their previous record of 400,000 potholes filled citywide since July 1, 2010. Pothole covered roads give motorists the impression of […]

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DOT to turn streets into fun sites


By Queens Courier Staff

Pedestrians won’t be limited to the sidewalk when Summer Streets returns to New York next month. For the third consecutive summer, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will temporarily close Park Avenue and the connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park on August 7, 14, and 21, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The […]

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DOT targets schools for better street safety


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan recently announced that 33 public and private schools in Queens have been targeted for far-reaching street safety enhancements under the DOT’s Safe Routes to Schools program. Both public and private schools are on the list, ranging from P.S. 169, the Bay Terrace School in far […]

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DOT explores bike share option


By Queens Courier Staff

Although there is no shortage of commuters in Queens, the borough contains only 2.3 bike lane miles as of this year. The New York City Department of Transportation is currently looking into the logistics of a bike share program that would create a network of publicly accessible bicycles at low cost, increasing mobility and linking […]

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DOT ushers in era of sustainability


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

On Monday, April 28, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan ushered in what she considers “a new frontier in efforts to improve the quality of life in New York City” with the unveiling of the citywide “Sustainable Streets” plan. The 68-page document, the most extensive of its kind for the DOT, […]

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DOT studies impact of congestion pricing plan


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Residential parking permits could be on the horizon for Queens neighborhoods crammed with commuter cars, as could more Muni-meters, changes in parking fees and additional parking studies. The city is in the early stages of studying five neighborhoods - two in western Queens - to counteract the potential impact of the mayor’s congestion pricing plan. […]

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New Jackson Heights metal benches along Northern Boulevard


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Residents and visitors walking along Northern Boulevard now have 13 new spots to take a break. Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced he had allocated $7,000 for Community Board 3 (CB3) to remove broken-down wooden benches down Northern Boulevard and replace them with 13 new metal benches as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CityBench program. […]

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City to install pedestrian signs in LIC


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Finding your way around Long Island City is going to get easier. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the first phase of installations for the city’s new pedestrian sign system, WalkNYC. The program will install 100 free-standing signs by the end of the year in four initial areas including Chinatown, Herald Square and the […]

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Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A local politician and a school principal are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially school children, who cross a “dangerous” intersection. In March, Senator Jose Peralta urged DOT to take a closer look at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst. The […]

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City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Local lawmakers are telling drivers to slow down. On Wednesday, March 20, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the state Legislature to pass a law allowing New York City to set up a speed camera pilot program. It would test 20 to 40 speed cameras installed at high-risk locations across the city for […]

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2012: A year in pictures


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Breezy Point Sandy

JANUARY Fire bomber charged in hate crime: Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, confessed to a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island. No one was injured in the attacks and Lengend was charged with a hate crime. Queens native named Obama chief of staff: Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, […]

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