Queens is the borough with the most roads and the most potholes


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Queens isn’t just the “World’s Borough.” It’s also the borough with the city’s most tire-wrecking potholes — a total of 20,000 that have been filled by city crews so far in 2015.

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Astoria pol calls for potholes to be filled within 5 days or less


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember Costa Constantinides recently announced he had introduced a bill into the City Council that would require potholes to be filled within five days or less.

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City is furloughing potholes crews


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The salting and plowing that comes with over 50 inches of snow has taken its toll on many Queens roads. With potholes springing up on many major thoroughfares, driving can turn into an obstacle course avoiding them. And if they can’t be avoided, flattened tires, dented rims and other damage is likely. “We’ve been very […]

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City is furloughing potholes crews


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The salting and plowing that comes with over 50 inches of snow has taken its toll on many Queens roads. With potholes springing up on many major thoroughfares, driving can turn into an obstacle course avoiding them. And if they can’t be avoided, flattened tires, dented rims and other damage is likely. “We’ve been very […]

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Streets repaved and potholes filled at record pace


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), racked up record numbers for street repairs as 950 of the city’s lane-miles were resurfaced this fiscal year. In addition to the paved roads, 267,921 potholes were filled up in the city. “Keeping the streets in good condition is vital to the health and safety of our […]

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City’s war on winter potholes


By Queens Courier Staff

City Transportation Department [DOT] highway maintenance crews are continuing a massive round-the-clock “pothole repair program to fix Queens’ battered road system. To meet this road repair emergency, 14 DOT crews plugged nearly 1,100 borough potholes during the past weekend. With March just around the corner, city DOT crews are also scheduled to begin upgrading 102 […]

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Hundreds pay respect to legendary football coach Vince O’Connor


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

As students, family and former players for Vince O’Connor flocked to St Francis Prep for his funeral service on Thursday, they remembered the legendary football coach and devoted family man with messages of gratitude for all he had done for others in his life.

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FEMA approves $28M in flood protection projects for LaGuardia Airport


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

LaGuardia Airport is receiving a new level of protection to keep the facility and travelers safe from future storms such as Hurricane Sandy.

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This Lunar New Year serves as stage for Flushing’s economic and cultural strength


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

This Lunar New Year is more than just the Year of the Sheep; it’s Flushing’s year to show off the economic and cultural strength of a burgeoning Asian-American community.

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Lindenwood street still sinking after fixed by DEP


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Despite recent attempts by the Department of Environmental Protection to fix a sinking section of a Lindenwood street, the pavement at the corner of 79th Street and 156th Avenue has again sunk by as much as a foot.

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A year in photos: The Queens Courier looks back at 2014


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation.

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