Queens Boulevard

Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/16/2013 at 5:04PM

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

Santas come to Sunnyside for charity pub crawl
Santas come to Sunnyside for charity pub crawl
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/07/2013 at 6:44PM

Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, held their Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity on Saturday. All who took part in this year’s Santathon were dressed in their best Santa attire, and some even came as Santa’s little helpers.

Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
West Angy Altamirano 12/05/2013 at 4:56PM

The Santas are coming to town. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, will be holding their Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Whoever wants to participate must be dressed in their best Santa attire and can pick up [...]

Two pedestrians fatally hit in Elmhurst; driver taken into custody
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 11:49AM

Updated 5:05 p.m. Two men are dead after a vehicle jumped the sidewalk and struck them in Elmhurst Monday morning. The 22-year-old driver was travelling westbound on Queens Boulevard near Broadway around 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car, hit a phone booth, lamp post, and two parked cars, then went onto the [...]

Man wanted in Queens Boulevard store burglaries
Man wanted in Queens Boulevard store burglaries
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/11/2013 at 11:13AM

Police are looking for a man suspected in three store burglaries along Queens Boulevard. The suspect allegedly broke into each business by smashing the front door glass, then stole money, said cops. Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect from an October 4 burglary at the BNX 99 Cent Store located at 98-88 [...]

Woman killed in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run
Woman killed in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run
Police Melissa Chan 9/22/2013 at 10:36AM

A 58-year-old Elmhurst woman was killed Saturday night in an apparent hit-and-run while crossing Queens Boulevard, police said. Nisath Hossain was struck by a car in Forest Hills near Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue on September 21 shortly after 10 p.m., cops said. The driver fled the scene, police said, and Hossain was later pronounced [...]

Parents say school rezoning puts kids in danger
Parents say school rezoning puts kids in danger
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 9/16/2013 at 3:09PM

Parents say a District 24 rezoning proposal has crossed the lines. The Division of Portfolio Planning in the city’s education department presented a rezoning draft, which targets overcrowding, at the Community Education Council (CEC) D24 meeting at P.S. 305 on September 12. But following an incident in which an SUV jumped the curb on Grand [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2013 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 50. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT [...]