102nd Precinct Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the northern part of Ozone Park A 76-year-old man died on the “Boulevard of Death” on Friday, August 6. According to police, at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 80th Road, the victim Richard Borchers, 76, was struck as he attempted to cross the […]
Bikers on Queens Boulevard, also known as the Boulevard of Death, now have a bike escort to protect them from the dangers of that major route, which still does not have a bike lane although politicians and advocates have been pushing for one. On the second Friday of every month, members of Transportation Alternatives (TA), […]
An 81-year-old woman was hit on 109th Street and Queens Boulevard on September 5. When police arrived, she was unconscious and unresponsive. A preliminary investigation revealed that she had been crossing Queens Boulevard north to south when she was struck by a 1997 tan Toyota Camry, driven by an 83-year-old woman. The pedestrian, Shellie Parris, […]
Elected officials, advocates and community members across the borough rallied recently to give life to a new bike lane on the “Boulevard of Death.” On Sunday, July 27, Councilmember James Gennaro and the family of Asif Rahman, who was killed in a bike accident last February, highlighted the rally to advocate for a bike lane […]
Police are investigating the death of a 76-year-old woman who was hit by a car. Cops responded to a 9-1-1 call at the intersection of 70th Street and Queens Boulevard at about 2 p.m. June 4, where they found the woman unconscious and unresponsive. An ambulance transported the 76-year-old to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was […]
With help from a bill introduced by City Councilmember Melinda Katz, 78th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Kew Forest Lane has been renamed in memory of two women who lost their lives at the intersection three years ago. The street, renamed “Sharon Michele Rivers & Caprice Antoinette Bush Way,” was commemorated during a ceremony on […]
Queens Boulevard, known as “The Boulevard of Death,” claimed its second victim this year, Yakub Aminoz, who was returning from Yom Kippur services on Monday night, October 2. He was run down by a hit-and-run driver at the same intersection where a 14-year-old Russian girl, Sofia Leviyev was killed in November 2000. Aminoz, 59, of […]
Its been lights out for parts of Queens Boulevard this past month. Scores of street lamps along the infamous roadway, particularly in Rego Park and near the Queens Courthouse, have been broken since early April. "We feel its very bad for citizens to walk around in the dark and for cars to drive around in […]
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.
Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.
It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]