Woodhaven Boulevard

Police looking for suspect in deadly Woodhaven hit-and-run
Police Angy Altamirano 12/07/2013 at 2:06PM

Updated December 7, 3:57 p.m. Police are looking for a suspect who fatally struck a man in Woodhaven Friday morning. The victim, 35-year-old Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, of Brooklyn, was struck by a car around 3:15 a.m. while attempting to cross Woodhaven Boulevard at Jamaica Avenue, said cops. Rodriguez sustained severe trauma and was taken to Jamaica Hospital [...]

Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/26/2013 at 11:19AM

The city’s five-year study on Woodhaven Boulevard safety improvements show some solutions worked better than others. The thoroughfare, which connects Middle Village, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, among others, is one of the most trafficked in the borough and is prone to many accidents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials collected feedback from [...]

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 [...]

Vacant Rego Park building becomes eyesore
Vacant Rego Park building becomes eyesore
Central Terence M. Cullen 4/19/2013 at 1:34PM

A vacant building in Rego Park has some complaining that the structure is a major eyesore. The commercial strip on Woodhaven Boulevard, between 63rd Road and Dana Court, has rental signs along its windows. Until recently, scaffolding covered almost the entire block. “Of course there’s a problem,” a source said. “There’s been problems for years.” [...]

Op-Ed: Putting Woodhaven Boulevard on the fast track
News Op-Ed 3/29/2013 at 12:48PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER ERIC ULRICH For the past decade, Woodhaven Boulevard has been a traffic nightmare. The daily commute during the morning and evening rush hours is sluggish at best. Whether you’re in a car or on a bus, the slow and painful crawl up and down Woodhaven Boulevard is sure to make your daily commute [...]

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 [...]

Body discovered near Forest Park
Body discovered near Forest Park
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 6:00PM

A man walking his dog near Forest Park found a man unconscious and unresponsive. On Sunday, March 3, around 11:40 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a fire at the corner of Freedom Drive and Park South Drive just off of Woodhaven Boulevard. Police were met by a man walking his dog, who [...]