Department of Transportation

Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Southwest Liam La Guerre 2/11/2014 at 4:47PM

One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]

City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

LIC community calls for safety improvements along street off Pulaski Bridge
LIC community calls for safety improvements along street off Pulaski Bridge
West Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 4:42PM

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with residents on Monday, December 16 to ask the DOT to install a crosswalk and additional signage along 49th Avenue coming off the Pulaski Bridge, and on the Avenue’s intersection with 11th Street, in Long Island City to help protect residents.