Rockaway Boulevard

Queens pol calls it quits on homeless experiment, but plans to try again
Queens pol calls it quits on homeless experiment, but plans to try again
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/23/2013 at 2:16PM

Councilmember Ruben Wills took a dive into the lives of our city’s homeless to highlight hardships for those living in poverty, but called it quits after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The councilmember began his journey to get a better look into the lives and struggles of the city’s population on the streets on Dec. 17. [...]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Springfield Gardens
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 10:44AM

Updated Monday, December 2 12:08 p.m. A man is dead after he was hit by a car on Rockaway Boulevard Tuesday morning. The victim was crossing the roadway at Farmers Boulevard around 6:15 a.m. when a Subaru Impreza traveling eastbound on Rockaway Boulevard struck the man, said police. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
South Maggie Hayes 10/21/2013 at 3:10PM

Resorts World Casino welcomed a new bus fleet, the Red Express, which will take patrons from Manhattan to the South Ozone Park gambling spot. Casino president Edward Farrell, Community Board 10 chair Betty Bratton and State Senator Joseph Addabbo greeted the Red Express buses as they pulled into Resorts World, coming in from their first [...]

Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:21AM

Lew Simon, Democratic District leader, is officially the party’s candidate to race to claim the seat in City Council District 32. He will face incumbent Councilmember Eric Ulrich in the November general election. Simon declared victory after receiving 65.1 percent of the votes over his opponent, William Ruiz, according to unofficial results. “We have to [...]

Man dies in Rockaway Boulevard hit and run
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/15/2013 at 9:20AM

A 65-year-old Queens man died early Friday when a car struck him on Rockaway Boulevard and fled the scene, said police. Carlos Carlo was crossing the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 137th around 12:30 a.m. when a dark colored sedan traveling northbound on Rockaway Boulevard hit him. Carlo was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/21/2012 at 7:47AM

Heat Advisory To Remain In Effect For Thursday As a heat advisory remains in effect for Thursday, Con Edison is urging customers to conserve energy. The utility reduced voltage in dozens of neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service while crews fix electrical problems. Read more: [NY1] Campaign [...]

South Ozone Park speed bump should slow down speeding
News Melissa Chan 3/09/2012 at 11:30AM

Some South Ozone Park residents are welcoming a bump in the road with open arms. Community Board 10 recently voted unanimously in favor of installing a hump on 134th Street from Rockaway Boulevard to Sutter Avenue to curb the street’s speeding issue. According to resident Claire Austin, 134th Street first became a danger zone close [...]

Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
News Melissa Chan 2/14/2012 at 12:16PM

The city’s lift of parking restrictions may drive business back to stores along Rockaway Boulevard. According to Senator Joseph Addabbo, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removed “No Standing” restrictions along the busy commercial corridor in Ozone Park. The formerly designated curbside travel lane — from along the northern side of Rockaway Boulevard between Cross Bay [...]