queens plaza

Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority
News Op-Ed 2/01/2014 at 2:10PM

The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 5/24/2013 at 9:06AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”:  Queens Plaza

Take a subway ride back in time on the Holiday Nostalgia Train
Take a subway ride back in time on the Holiday Nostalgia Train
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/26/2012 at 12:31PM

Once again, straphangers can ride the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train, departing Sundays from Queens Plaza and Second Avenue in downtown Manhattan. The special subway runs on the “M” line, making all stops between the two stations, and is made up of cars that were in service between 1932 and 1977. Inside riders will find many [...]

Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
News Michael Pantelidis 5/14/2012 at 12:00PM

A stretch of street – proven unsafe for cars, pedestrians and even storefronts – has “struck” again. Following three crashes in as many months in 2011, another car accident occurred on May 1 at the off-ramp of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge, located on Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street in Long Island City. A taxi [...]

JetBlue sign will grace L.I.C. sky
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:26AM

Following a year of cutting through red tape – and mulling a move to Florida – JetBlue has been given the green light to provide Long Island City with a “sign” that they are here to stay. The City Council voted unanimously on April 30 to approve a zoning amendment allowing companies to construct signs [...]

Forest Hills biz hurt by JetBlue departure
Forest Hills biz hurt by JetBlue departure
Business Michael Pantelidis 4/12/2012 at 1:30PM

JetBlue’s takeoff from Forest Hills has been rocky for local businesses – now severely struggling to survive. A number of merchants say they have lost large percentages of their business since the airline moved from its headquarters in the Forest Hills Tower, located on Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike, to a modernized facility in Queens [...]

You can name a Queens park
News Melissa Chan 10/21/2011 at 2:15PM

Now, you can name a piece of Queens. The New York City Economic Development Corp. is asking residents to dub the 1.5 acre open space at the eastern end of Queens Plaza in Long Island City. The contest is open to New York City residents. The winning name will be selected by city representatives and [...]