Betty Braton

Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
News Melissa Chan 2/14/2012 at 12:16PM

The city’s lift of parking restrictions may drive business back to stores along Rockaway Boulevard. According to Senator Joseph Addabbo, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removed “No Standing” restrictions along the busy commercial corridor in Ozone Park. The formerly designated curbside travel lane — from along the northern side of Rockaway Boulevard between Cross Bay [...]

Board discusses convention center, elevator
News David Beltran 1/12/2012 at 5:30PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to build the country’s largest convention center in Queens overshadowed any previous items on Community Board 10’s agenda. During the board’s first monthly meeting of the year, officials cited current problems with traffic near the Racino and said it would only get worse without any direct transportation to the proposed convention [...]

Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]

Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
News Billy Rennison 11/22/2011 at 4:32PM

New traffic patterns along Liberty Avenue may be driving businesses and customers away. A year after the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed new traffic patterns at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard, stores along Liberty say their business has suffered. “Whenever you make a change, there is an expectation that there will [...]