Somewhere under the asphalt, bricks are yellow. That somewhere is in Woodhaven, where a routine repaving revealed a long-buried patch of yellow bricks.
More than 21,000 pesky potholes in Queens have been filled so far during this year’s snowier than usual winter, the city’s Department of Transportation said.
Civic-minded Queens residents looking to shape their neighborhoods have until this Friday, Feb. 7 to apply to join one of the borough’s 14 community boards.
The year is starting out with a shot of nasty weather that is predicted to bring near-blizzard conditions to the city.
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy. Light snow likely this afternoon. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low 16. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Pop Americano! From the creators [...]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.
Ballots at 60 Queens polling sites this year will have Bengali translations, officials said, but advocates for South Asian voters are skeptical the move will crystallize. “Our concern is that we were told in the past that Bengali ballots would be available, particularly for the November general election, and that did not happen,” said attorney [...]
ROSA KIM New York City is out to conquer the digital world. City officials announced a .nyc web address for New Yorkers and businesses on Tuesday. “Having our own unique, top-level domain puts NYC at the forefront of the digital landscape and creates new opportunities for our small businesses,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “They’ll now [...]
With the much-anticipated Citi Bike Share scheduled to begin by the end of the month, local politicians are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to speed up expansion into western Queens. On May 9, DOT set the Citi Bike Share’s start for the week of Memorial Day for annual members who sign up by [...]
The mayor has already ordered the mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas in Queens ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and others may want to head to an evacuation center just to be safe. Here are the 16 evacuation centers in Queens: • John Adams High School- 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. • Grover Cleveland High School- 21-27 [...]