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 […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Transportation representatives and local elected officials and community leaders announced on Thursday morning the beginning of the $100 million redesign of Queens Boulevard, which has claimed 185 lives since 1990.
Community Board 2 unanimously voted Thursday night to approve the Department of Transportation’s proposed safety improvements and redesign of a 1.3-mile portion of Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street.