Author Archives: Salvatore Licata

Abandoned home in Howard Beach cleaned up


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

After Superstorm Sandy hit, many houses in Howard Beach were destroyed, leaving homeowners who couldn’t pay for the repairs in a bind. Now, some of those homes sit in the same condition they were in after the storm, abandoned and deteriorating.

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Queens Public Transit Committee holds rally in favor of Rockaway Beach Rail Line


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Photo courtesy of Phillip McManus

The demonstration, which was put together by the Queens Public Transit Committee, took place at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard, where supporters for the rail line held up signs and showed others why they believe the restoration of the rail line is in the best interest of residents in Queens.

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Select Bus Service lanes to speed up travel along Woodhaven Boulevard


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Photo courtesy of MTA

Transit officials unveiled three potential designs for Woodhaven Boulevard’s new Select Bus Service (SBS), slated to be the first rapid transit lane in the city physically separated from traffic.

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Man writes book recalling his near-death Howard Beach crash


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Photo courtesy of Joe Parenti

It was winter 1988, and Joe Parenti was 23 years old, driving home after filling up his gas tank, when he was blindsided by a stolen car going 80 mph at 162nd Avenue and 91st Street.

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