Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name


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Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office Flickr/By Edward Reed

One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge. The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away […]

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Queensboro Bridge to be renamed for Ed Koch


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Motorists will soon be taking Ed Koch to midtown. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to rename the Queensboro Bridge after the iconic former mayor of New York City in December, and the City Council voted their approval on Wednesday, March 23. The City Council voted 38-12 in favor of renaming of the 101-year-old bridge, which […]

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Queensboro to be Ed Koch Bridge


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Motorists will soon be taking Ed Koch to midtown. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to rename the Queensboro Bridge after the iconic former mayor of New York City on Wednesday, December 8. The renaming of the 101-year-old bridge, which crosses the East River from Long Island City to 59th Street in Manhattan, must be approved […]

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Queensboro to be Ed Koch Bridge


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Motorists will soon be taking Ed Koch to midtown. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to rename the Queensboro Bridge after the iconic former mayor of New York City on Wednesday, December 8. The renaming of the 101-year-old bridge, which crosses the East River from Long Island City to 59th Street in Manhattan, must be approved […]

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LIC, Jackson Heights highlighted in new ‘See Your City’ campaign


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Poster courtesy of NYC & Company

Two western Queens neighborhoods are part of a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to stretch their legs and explore their own backyards.

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Artist arrested in Queensboro Bridge climb


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Video/Screenshot via YouTube/Anthony Sneed

Police have arrested a Brooklyn street artist after a YouTube video was posted of him scaling the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to install one of his pieces last week, the NYPD said.

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NYPD investigating after street artist installs piece on Queensboro Bridge


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Video/Screenshot via YouTube/Anthony Sneed

Police are investigating after a YouTube video was posted over the weekend of a Brooklyn street artist scaling the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to install one of his pieces.

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


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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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Pols call for redesign of Queensboro Bridge exit ramp after deadly accident


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Photo Courtesy of Senator Michael Gianaris' Office

Following a series of accidents at the same site in 2011, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan sent a letter to the DOT demanding the redesign the ramp and continue to improve temporary safety measures.

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Off-duty NYPD officer killed after car hits storefront near Queensboro Bridge


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File photo

A woman is dead after her car smashed into an exit ramp of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge before striking a storefront in an accident-prone area of Long Island City early Tuesday morning.

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Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.  After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures.  According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza […]

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Truck fire shuts down lower level of Queensboro Bridge


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Photo courtesy of Drew Hyun

A truck fire disrupted traffic on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for the second time in about two weeks. The FDNY responded to the blaze on the bridge’s lower level around 9:47 a.m. Monday, said an FDNY spokesperson, and had the fire under control by approximately 10:14 a.m. No injuries were been reported. The bridge’s […]

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Fire shuts down Queensboro Bridge


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Twitter/Dave McCoroy

A truck fire on the lower level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge temporary shut down traffic in both directions for a few hours Friday. The fire begun at 11:08 a.m., according to the FDNY, and no injuries have been reported. The blaze was under control as of about 1 p.m., according to officials. Look […]

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Truck fire, explosion shuts down Queensboro Bridge


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Screenshot via YouTube

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was closed for several hours Sunday evening after a truck caught fire and caused an explosion. Around 7 p.m., the vehicle was attempting to cross the Queens-bound lower-level of the bridge when the truck’s engine caught fire, according to the FDNY. As a result, several gas tanks inside the vehicle […]

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