Union Turnpike

Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/21/2013 at 9:49AM

A split community board narrowly approved a proposal last week to rezone a portion of Union Turnpike. The controversial rezoning plan would allow developer Sam Zirkiev build a four-story residential and retail structure at 158-15 Union Turnpike. It barely cleared Community Board 8 last Wednesday, with a nail-biting 17-14 vote. “It was definitely nerve-wracking,” Zirkiev [...]

Teen crashes into Queens building after fleeing car accident
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 3:21PM

An 18-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested for fleeing the scene of a Queens car crash and driving into a building just a few blocks later, said police. Around 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Steven Rodriguez struck a vehicle at Woodhaven Boulevard and Union Turnpike, then sped off. His getaway attempt ended when he crashed [...]

Suspects wanted for assault aboard ‘E’ train
Suspects wanted for assault aboard ‘E’ train
News Maggie Hayes 1/26/2013 at 12:47PM

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identifying individuals wanted in connection to an assault aboard the “E” train at the Union Turnpike station. On Thursday, January 24 at approximately 4:45 p.m., three Hispanic males assaulted a 19-year-old male by punching and kicking him. EMS responded and brought the victim to [...]

$1,000 reward for lost Queens dog
$1,000 reward for lost Queens dog
News Queens Courier Staff 8/14/2012 at 10:29AM

A Queens man is offering a $1,000 reward for his missing 4-year-old Siberian Husky. The dog, Rocky,  is described as medium-sized, 45 to 50 pounds with light brown eyes and is very friendly and energetic. He was not wearing a collar when he went missing and is not micro-chipped. Rocky’s owner last saw him on Wednesday, August [...]

Doe Fund coming to Union Turnpike
Doe Fund coming to Union Turnpike
News Melissa Chan 8/02/2012 at 8:47AM

Fresh Meadows restaurant owner Ed Moore said the excessive litter and overflowing garbage cans along Union Turnpike were more than a mess — they were an embarrassment. “It’s an eyesore, especially when St. John’s had their graduation, which was on Mother’s Day. There are 20,000 people coming to see their kids graduate from all over [...]

Pedestrian struck and killed on Union Turnpike
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 11:40AM

A pedestrian crossing Union Turnpike was struck and killed just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, according to authorities. The victim was struck as he attempted to cross Union Turnpike in Oakland Gardens by a Volkswagen driven by a 24-year-old woman, police said. EMS responded to the scene and took the 40-year-old victim to North Shore [...]