Police have arrested a truck driver who took off after fatally striking a woman in Jamaica early Saturday morning. Carl Alvear, 34, of Maspeth, has been charged with manslaughter, cops said Sunday. The incident happened around 4:50 a.m. on the northbound side of the Van Wyck Expressway, according to authorities. The victim, who police identified Sunday […]
One of the three survivors of a recent fiery car crash near the Van Wyck Expressway, which killed five people including two kids, has been treated and released from Jamaica Hospital, officials said. Kingsley Maduka returned to his family in the Bronx, while Oby Okoro, the driver in the crash, is in the intensive care […]
Jean. C. Silva is the president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a civic association that is dedicated in preserving, restoring and maintaining the natural, historic and cultural integrity of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
A Maryland man accused of driving the wrong-way down the Van Wyck Expressway while intoxicated and hitting a van filled with teenagers has been charged with reckless endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, announced Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning near Northern […]
Five people died — including an 8 and 9 year old — when the car they were traveling in flipped and ignited in flames in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 22. According to police, the 2008 black Mercedes Benz SUV, with eight people inside, was traveling eastbound on Atlantic Avenue near the intersection […]
An unidentified man sitting at the right side curb line of the south bound Van Wyck Expressway was killed when a car struck him – and then fled the scene. The incident happened on Tuesday December 7 on the southbound Van Wyck near 97th Avenue. EMS responded to the location and took the victim Jamaica […]
If you drive on the Van Wyck Expressway, you’re in for a smoother ride. The State Department of Transportation (DOT) kicked off repairs on the roadway on Tuesday, May 4. From the Belt Parkway northbound to Atlantic Avenue and southbound from Liberty Avenue to the Belt, the agency is replacing the top two inches of […]
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a motor vehicle accident on the southbound service road of the Van Wyck Expressway at 111th Street on Sunday, December 13. Upon arrival it was determined that the driver of a Honda Fit traveling southbound lost control of the auto and struck a tree. The driver, an unidentified […]
The city completed reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance on Tuesday as part of a $265 million project to improve an area where four highways intertwine and 500,000 vehicles pass through every day.
Imagine Jamaica with more affordable housing, better transportation and more, higher-paying localized jobs. That was the vision put forward for the neighborhood when more than 100 residents and community advocates attended the city-run Jamaica Planning Initiative meeting this past weekend.