Myrtle Avenue

Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/21/2013 at 4:22PM

Call it the Myrtle Avenue makeover. Community Board 5 (CB5) is in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to transform the corner of Myrtle and 71st Avenues into a pedestrian plaza. The plan to makeover the space was almost fully accepted at the board’s most recent transportation committee meeting, except for a few [...]

Unlicensed teen driver hits, kills child in Ridgewood
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/18/2013 at 3:17PM

A 19-year-old, driving with just a learner’s permit, struck a 7-year-old boy in Queens last night, said police. Around 6:50 p.m., the woman was heading east on Myrtle Avenue when she hit the child as he was crossing on Madison Street. The victim was taken to Wyckoff Hospital and pronounced dead. The driver remained on [...]

Community Board 9 votes down block conversion
News Terence M. Cullen 10/16/2012 at 1:15PM

Residents living on a stretch of 84th Avenue have reason to rejoice. Community Board 9 unanimously voted on Tuesday, October 9 in opposition to a Department of Transportation (DOT) proposal to convert the street between Myrtle Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard from a two-way to a one-way eastbound street. “Let’s get a rational study by the [...]

Plaza a place to relax in Ridgewood
Plaza a place to relax in Ridgewood
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 12:29PM

A quarter century after the idea originated, the plan for a Ridgewood pedestrian plaza finally came to fruition. The plaza, situated on 71st Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Stephen Street, was closed to traffic during the first week of October. Chairs and tables were expected to be delivered to the street as The Courier Sun [...]

Ridgewood plaza a reality
News Maggie Hayes 9/10/2012 at 12:24PM

The proposed plan for Ridgewood’s 71st Avenue Triangle will become a reality when a temporary pedestrian plaza is installed where the road meets Myrtle Avenue and Stephen Street. This project furthers Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to create public, open plazas throughout the city. Ridgewood residents and area business owners met Tuesday night, September 4, with [...]

Pol, businesses battle bulging baskets
Pol, businesses battle bulging baskets
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 7:42AM

Trash cans stationed on community corners and reserved for pedestrians have been bombarded by household rubbish, causing the receptacles to overflow, much to the dismay of local leaders and business owners. “Monday morning, I come in and bags are piled up,” said Kenny Patel, owner of a fruit store along Myrtle Avenue, where much of [...]

DOT presents plan for Glendale plaza
DOT presents plan for Glendale plaza
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 5:00PM

Some locals are worried a proposed pedestrian plaza won’t be a walk in the park for drivers. Under the plan, a public space would be constructed between famed German restaurant Zum Stammtisch and the Glendale Veterans Triangle, closing off 70th Street between Myrtle and Cooper avenues. Benches, greenery and outdoor seating for Zum Stammtisch would [...]

Rally to resurrect Glendale Social Security office
Rally to resurrect Glendale Social Security office
News Billy Rennison 4/25/2012 at 11:44AM

Congressional candidate Rory Lancman recently stood in the shadows of a shuttered Social Security office and called for the program to be saved both locally and nationally. Lancman was joined by colleague Assemblymember Cathy Nolan in front of the closed Social Security office on Myrtle Avenue, which shut its doors last year. “This closed Social [...]

[VIDEO] Police seek L train assault suspects
News Billy Rennison 11/17/2011 at 11:32AM

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying suspects wanted for an assault on a Queens bound L train. Just after 2 a.m. on November 8, three unidentified black males assaulted a 25-year-old Hispanic man at the Myrtle/Wycoff Avenues stop on the L train. Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to call [...]

Ridgewood park honors Anthony Venditti
Ridgewood park honors Anthony Venditti
News Billy Rennison 10/18/2011 at 10:12AM

At Detective Anthony J. Venditti Memorial Plaza’s rededication in 1995, a passage from the book of Ecclesiastes was quoted. Paul Kerzner of the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation echoed the same sentiments on Sunday, October 16 at the plaza honoring the slain police officer. “I have seen all matter of things; a just man perishing in [...]