Queensboro Bridge

Artist arrested in Queensboro Bridge climb
Artist arrested in Queensboro Bridge climb
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 4/04/2014 at 4:07PM

Police have arrested a Brooklyn street artist after a YouTube video was posted of him scaling the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to install one of his pieces last week, the NYPD said.

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.

Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name
Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/27/2013 at 12:20PM

One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge. The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away [...]

Fire shuts down Queensboro Bridge
Fire shuts down Queensboro Bridge
Police Liam La Guerre 8/16/2013 at 12:04PM

A truck fire on the lower level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge temporary shut down traffic in both directions for a few hours Friday. The fire begun at 11:08 a.m., according to the FDNY, and no injuries have been reported. The blaze was under control as of about 1 p.m., according to officials. Look [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/15/2013 at 7:12AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 95. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 79. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jamaica [...]

Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/17/2013 at 9:04AM

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 [...]

Man indicted in fatal Queensboro Bridge accident
Man indicted in fatal Queensboro Bridge accident
News Alexa Altman 12/18/2012 at 11:51AM

A Brooklyn DJ whose drunken joy ride allegedly killed a pedestrian and destroyed two businesses under the Queensboro Bridge now faces up to 25 years in prison. Grant Riddell, 38, was indicted on charges of drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and three counts of vehicular assault in connection with the March 28, 2011 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 8 to 13 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 9 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Carols ‘n’ Cookies ‘n’ Cocoa ‘n’ Cheer Celebrate the season with warm wishes, delicious treats and the renowned choral group Voices That Blend. There will [...]