Long Island Expressway

Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Queens and Brooklyn to be replaced
Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Queens and Brooklyn to be replaced
Southwest Maggie Hayes 1/22/2013 at 10:49AM

The Kosciuszko Bridge will soon be falling down — and an entirely revamped bridge will be built in its place. “The bridge is over 70 years old,” said Adam Levine, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT). “It’s in constant need of repairs at this point.” Those who use the bridge connecting Queens to [...]

Queens man killed in drunk driving accident on LIE
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 12:45PM

A Flushing man was arrested today for killing his passenger during a drunk driving accident on the Long Island Expressway (LIE), said police. The driver, 39-year-old Ricardo Rivas, was travelling eastbound on the LIE around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday when he hit the median right after the 108th Street exit, injuring all four of his passengers. Carlos [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/20/2012 at 7:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of [...]

Drunk driver kills pedestrian on LIE
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 10:15AM

A man walking along the Long Island Expressway (LIE) was struck and killed by a drunk driver this weekend, said police. On Saturday, December 15, around 4:30 a.m. 22-year-old Jordan Savvides, of Jericho, was walking along the LIE near Little Neck Parkway when was hit by a car travelling eastbound. Authorities pronounced him dead on [...]

Afternoon Roundup
Afternoon Roundup
News Billy Rennison 6/03/2012 at 12:43PM

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria’s largest city A passenger plane crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos on Sunday, officials said. Read more: USA Today Man Wanted For Attempted Child Kidnapping In Queens Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a young boy last week in St. [...]

Peter Rodriguez, driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty
Peter Rodriguez, driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty
News Billy Rennison 4/24/2012 at 2:48PM

Peter Rodriguez, the driver in a wrong-way accident that took the life of a beloved Maspeth bar owner, pleaded guilty recently to criminally negligent homicide and now faces up to seven years in jail, though that is of little solace for his family. George Gibbons, owner of Gibbons’ Home, was killed on the morning of [...]

12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
News Billy Rennison 4/04/2012 at 10:33AM

Twelve people were injured when a school bus collided with a car in Maspeth this morning. The crash occurred on the corner of 68th Street and the Long Island Expressway service road at approximately 7:30 this morning. Only minor injuries were sustained, according to officials. The injured were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and New York [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/17/2011: Woman fights off sexual assault
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/17/2011: Woman fights off sexual assault
Top Stories Jay Lane 10/17/2011 at 10:07AM

Woman fights off attacker Last night in the Brookville section of Queens a woman was violently attacked. At 7:30pm the 23 year old woman exited a bus on Edgewood Avenue when a man approached her and punched her in the head twice. The assailant attempted to bring the woman to the ground but she struggled [...]

Maspeth Bypass Plan goes into effect
News Erica Camhi 10/05/2011 at 2:33PM

The old adage “keep on trucking” doesn’t apply to Maspeth anymore. The much-anticipated Maspeth Truck Bypass plan, passed in July, went into effect on Saturday, October 1, meaning trucks will now travel to and from the Long Island Expressway without using central avenues in the residential community. Community activist and local business owner Tony Nunziato, [...]