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Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
A few weeks following the fatal accident of an off-duty police officer off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYPD have implemented a new change looking to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. The DOT and NYPD announced on Tuesday the single lane of the Queens-bound outer roadway of the [...]
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
Following a series of accidents at the same site in 2011, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan sent a letter to the DOT demanding the redesign the ramp and continue to improve temporary safety measures.
A woman is dead after her car smashed into an exit ramp of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge before striking a storefront in an accident-prone area of Long Island City early Tuesday morning.
One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge. The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away [...]
A truck fire disrupted traffic on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for the second time in about two weeks. The FDNY responded to the blaze on the bridge’s lower level around 9:47 a.m. Monday, said an FDNY spokesperson, and had the fire under control by approximately 10:14 a.m. No injuries were been reported. The bridge’s [...]
Updated 7:37 a.m. Friday Police arrested a man suspected in several carjackings and gunpoint robberies in Long Island City Thursday morning. Nicolas Almonte, 27, has been charged with robbery and attempted robbery of a motor vehicle, robbery and attempted robbery with a firearm, and unlawful imprisonment, said police. The suspect was apprehended in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Thursday [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 64. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Author Alanna Cooper to speak about her book [...]
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was closed for several hours Sunday evening after a truck caught fire and caused an explosion. Around 7 p.m., the vehicle was attempting to cross the Queens-bound lower-level of the bridge when the truck’s engine caught fire, according to the FDNY. As a result, several gas tanks inside the vehicle [...]