As Mayor Bill de Blasio and other local leaders push to lower traffic deaths, a new report has identified four Queens roadways as some of the most dangerous for pedestrians in downstate New York.
An early morning accident in Bellerose Saturday left a pedestrian dead, police said.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]