• Convicted killer of Howard Beach woman loses juror misconduct hearing, will be sentenced Tuesday

    The Brooklyn man who was convicted earlier this month of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano will be sentenced tomorrow morning after Judge Michael Aloise ruled against claims of juror misconduct Monday.Chanel Lewis, 22, was found guilty of committing the Aug. 2, 2016, murder and sexual assault of Vetrano, 30, who was beaten and choked while jogging in Spring Creek Park just blocks from her home.
    Lewis was arrested and charged six months after it occurred, tied to the homicide through DNA
  • College Point shopping center set to welcome popular discount furniture chain at former Babies R Us site

    Bob’s Discount Furniture store is coming to College Point.
    The chain that boasts quality furniture at “everyday low prices” will soon open its doors at 139-19 20th Ave. at the Triangle Plaza I. The new store location will replace the Babies R Us store that closed in June 2018.
    A member of the College Point community Facebook group reported the news last Friday showing workers assembling the “Bob’s” sign on the store’s facade.
    According to the compan
  • Ghoulish bandits steal $24,000 in metal doors and vents from mausoleum at a Glendale cemetery

    Police are looking for a thief who stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of doors and air vents from Beth Olam Cemetery, a historic Jewish burial grounds in the “cemetery belt” on the border of Queens and Brooklyn.At approximately 10:45 a.m. on April 21, police received a report that 14 doors and about 50 air vents were stolen from numerous mausoleums throughout the cemetery. The items have an estimated value of $24,000.Law enforcement sources said they do not consider the th
  • Blackstone to pay more than $1 million to Parker Towers tenants in Forest Hills

    Some Forest Hills residents are thanking a housing watchdog group for taking on a global asset management firm and winning at least the first round.The Housing Rights Initiative — a nonprofit that has sued major landlords, including a firm run by senior presidential advisor Jared Kushner — has won a preliminary victory in its fight on behalf of rent-stabilized tenants at the sprawling Parker Towers, the 1,327-unit housing complex at 104-20 Queens Blvd.
    Blackstone Group, which bought
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  • Cable TV executive and proud Queens native talks about giving back to her high school alma mater

    Queens native Abbe Raven, acting chairman of A&E Network, is proud to return to her alma mater every year to work and speak with students about the importance of an education and job opportunities.Born and raised in Laurelton, Raven attended the Humanities & Arts Magnet High School in Cambria Heights, and has been visiting the school for the past six years since joining PENCIL as a board member and participating in its annual program called Principal For a Day held on April 16.PENCIL is
  • Queens state Senator Ramos endorses Cabán for Queens district attorney

    State Senator Jessica Ramos endorsed Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney on Monday, claiming that the ethnic communities in Queens have suffered under the injustice at the hands of the courts and that Cabán could be the antidote.
    According to Ramos, the people of her district have been victimized under policy following the War on Drugs and that the people of Corona and Jackson Heights need one of their own in the seat that comes up for grabs on June 25.
    “I grew up in a
  • Queens lawmakers make fact-finding trip to Stamford to study flood mitigation measures

    When the city reopened the Rockaway Boardwalk in 2017, after a $341 reconstruction project was needed after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the original structure, Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a resilient structure, and “a barrier wall to protect the communities of the Rockaways.” But the communities on the north side of the Cross Bay Bridge have none of those protections, yet.
    State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, state Senator Joseph Addabbo and community leaders from South Queens tr
  • Latest Queens subway creep touched woman’s thigh while riding 7 train from Elmhurst to Flushing

    Cops are looking for a man who forcibly touched a woman’s thigh on a 7 train in Elmhurst earlier this month.According to authorities, the perpetrator boarded the Flushing-bound 7 train at the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue station at about 7:20 p.m. on April 9. Soon after, he began rubbing a 29-year-old victim’s thigh with his hand without her consent.
    Police said the suspect exited the train at its final stop, Main Street-Flushing, and fled in an unknown direction. The incident was rep
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  • ‘We must stop preventing ICE from doing its job’: Queens official denounces state’s decision to restrict ICE

    City Councilman Robert Holden has railed against the Office of Court Administration’s (OCA) directive to require a judicial warrant from law enforcement officers, specifically ICE agents, in order to enter New York state courthouses.
    The order, which was welcomed by advocates and attorneys at the Legal Aid Society and Make the Road New York along with several prominent candidates in the race for Queens District Attorney, would require law enforcement to identify themselves upon entering a
  • Glen Oaks Shopping Center getting a new children’s swim school

    A new children’s swim school will soon make a splash at the Glen Oaks Shopping Center.
    The Goldfish Swim School is coming to the newly renovated shopping center, according to the Feil Organization, the open-air center’s owner and manager. The school will occupy 9,660 square feet of the 87,650 square foot retail center built in 1948.
    “The shopping center’s location was a perfect fit for both the tenant’s expansion plans and the type of experiential retail u
  • Cops looking for pair caught on video stealing motorcycle right off a Middle Village street

    Police are looking for two men who were recently caught on camera picking up a parked motorcycle off a Middle Village street and loading it into the back of their van.
    The surveillance images showed the two suspects lifting a 2017 Yamaha FZ09 motorcycle, with an estimated worth of $8,000, into a silver Toyota minivan at 6:08 p.m. April 11 at 75th Street and 67th Drive.
    The theft was reported to the 104th Precinct.
    On April 19, the NYPD released the suspects’ images. The first perpetrator i
  • Astoria lawmaker’s environmental law package passed, giving New York City its own ‘Green New Deal’

    New York City has laid the foundation for its own Green New Deal after the City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act by a 42-2 vote Thursday.
    The nine-piece legislative package, introduced by City Councilman Costa Constantinides, will fight the growing effects of climate change on the city’s future. Together, the bills aim to significantly reduce carbon emissions from large buildings, better optimize their roofs for green planting and renewable energy, and take the first steps to fo
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  • Brooklyn man cuffed moments after robbing woman of cash at a Ridgewood bank ATM

    Cops picked up a Brooklyn man on Saturday afternoon moments after he robbed a woman as she deposited cash into an ATM at a bank in Ridgewood.
    Law enforcement sources said Josiah Bryant, 19, of Madison Street accosted the woman inside the Bank of America located at 59-01 Myrtle Ave. at about 2:10 p.m. on April 20.
    According to authorities, Bryant allegedly pushed the woman away from the ATM she was using and grabbed $900 in cash that she was attempting to deposit. He then exited the bank and fled
  • Whitestone teacher dyes hair blue for kids’ heart challenge after students exceed $10,000 goal

    Danielle Hnath, a Whitestone educator, loves dreaming up creative ways to challenge her students.A physical education teacher at P.S. 193 Alfred J. Kennedy School in Whitestone, she is dedicated to helping more than 500 students adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes getting plenty of exercise, learning about nutrition and helping others.
    Earlier this year, Hnath teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge, a new program designed to teach students about their hear
  • ‘We are taxed to death’: Queens lawmaker says paper bag fee only exacerbates city’s lack of affordability

    After City Council approved a bill that would place a tax on single-use paper bags, Councilman Robert Holden is calling the move burdensome on the middle class.
    Set to take place after a state-wide ban on plastic bags takes effect, the paper bag tax would put the cost of five cents on each paper bag used in a transaction at store across the city.
    “As if it wasn’t enough that we are taxed to death in every facet of our lives, the New York City Council has just passed another regressiv
  • Victoria’s Secrets: What a week it was!

    It was an inspirational week on many levels from hearing former Ohio Governor John Kasich speak at Molloy College; to seeing the Metropolitan Opera Company’s majestic production of “Don Giovanni,” and enjoying dinner on the plaza of Lincoln Center overlooking the Opera House; to a remarkable fundraiser where young people played basketball for the “Alley Oop for Autism” tournament.
    All the proceeds from the tournament went to Life’s WORC/The Family Center for A
  • SEE IT: Queensborough Community College celebrates ‘Partners for Progress’ at Flushing Meadows gala

    Queensborough Community College in Bayside honored movers and shakers from across Queens during its annual Partners for Progress gala on April 11 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
    Check out some of the sights and sounds from the evening below:This video, featured at Queensborough Community College’s 2019 Partners for Progress Gala, is  a memorial tribute to Honoree Norman Louis Hill, class of
  • Why pay for the Cross Bay Bridge? A QNS editorial

    Queens residents got a bit of good news when the MTA and several local lawmakers announced that all drivers in the “World’s Borough” would receive a rebate to travel the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge beginning in 2020.
    That’s great news indeed. But drivers still have to pay out the toll at first, then get refunded later. It’s an exercise in absurdity.
    Why do we need a toll on the Cross Bay Bridge at all?
    Currently, only drivers who live in the Rockaways or Broa
  • When Ridgewood joined the nation in marking the life and loss of FDR: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

    World War II was just weeks from finally being won when, on April 12, 1945, the United States was shocked and saddened by an incomprehensible loss.
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a brain hemorrhage while on retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. He was in just the first few months of his fourth term in office (no other president served that long), having led the nation out of the Great Depression and into World War II, where the Allied Powers were  driving the forces of fascism and Nazi
  • Jackson Heights spa boss busted for sex trafficking ordered worker to give ‘happy endings’ to clients: DA

    A Jackson Heights spa manager is accused of coercing one of his female workers into prostituting herself for clients seeking more than just a massage, according to prosecutors.
    Vajira Jayatunge, 50, of 114th Street in South Richmond Hill faced a Queens Criminal Court judge on April 19 to answer to a 10-count indictment charging him with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse.
    Jayatunge manages the Nishu Salon and Spa located at 37-43 76th St. in
  • Local Landlord Launches Largest Solar Energy Project in Queens

    As Earth Day approaches, Zara Realty announced it is undertaking the largest solar energy project in Queens by installing solar panels on every building it owns.
  • Ridgewood stands in for 1960s New Jersey in ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

    Filming for The Sopranos prequel detailing the early life of fictional crime boss Tony Soprano took place in Ridgewood on Thursday and Friday, using the southwest Queens neighborhood as a stand-in for Newark.
    Directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner, the film “The Many Saints of Newark” delves into the life of Soprano, originally played by the late James Gandolfini.
    On signs posted in Ridgewood, the project is referred to as “Central Ward,&rdq
  • Queens lawmaker rallies with labor leaders at City Hall calling for passage of construction worker safety law

    After three workers were killed on construction sites around the city last week, City Councilman Francisco Moya rallied with union leaders and hard hats on the steps of City Hall on April 18 urging Albany to pass “Carlos’ Law.”
    The legislation, championed by the late state Senator Jose Peralta and Moya when he was in the Assembly, is aimed at protecting the lives of construction workers at dangerous job sites, many of them immigrants from Queens that are being exploited with lo
  • Flushing Carvel to celebrate grand opening on April 27 with a week of sweet deals for customers

    Carvel is celebrating the grand opening of its new Flushing location on April 27 filled with fun and seven days of delicious deals for customers.In celebration of its new shop, located at 147-03 45th Ave., guests will receive one free junior soft ice cream cone or cup (limit one per person) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.The grand celebration with feature City Councilman Peter Koo, who will cut the ribbon just before 1 p.m., as well as a DJ, face painter and the famous Fudgie the Whale.
    Flushing Carvel is
  • Crook breaks into Korean restaurant in Flushing and takes off with cash: cops

    Cops are looking for a crook who broke into a Flushing restaurant and stole money from the safe.
    According to authorities, at 3 a.m. on April 13, an unknown individual entered SSAM Meat House, located at 171-03 Northern Blvd., after business hours. Once inside, the suspect went into the basement of the building and removed $350 from a safe.
    The suspect then fled the scene to parts unknown.
    The 109th Precinct tweeted out a photo of the suspect:
     WANTEDThe individual pictured below is wanted
  • Three Queens cultural venues unite to offer out-of-this-world sci-fi programs

    Traditional sci-fi is taking some nontraditional twists and turns in the borough these days.
    Queens Museum is currently offering the “What If? Spring 2019 Film Series” in conjunction with the “Mundos Alternos” exhibition that has pieces on site and at the New York Hall of Science. Meanwhile, the Museum of the Moving Image is in the middle of its “Mundos Alternos” version, which features Spanish- and Portuguese-language flicks.
    Let’s go venue by venue. &l
  • In Elmhurst, Comptroller Stringer touts equal fare for LIRR and subways – and takes heat over congestion pricing

    Comptroller Scott Stringer held a town hall for residents of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst on Wednesday night, and he spent a considerable amount of the night on reforming Queens transit.
    Stringer was accompanied at various points by state Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz during the two-hour exchange with constituents on April 17 at Elmhurst Hospital.The town hall provided an opportunity for Stringer to flex some of the transportation reporting his office has done over the pa
  • Long Island City man admits to running down teenager with his minivan for throwing eggs on Halloween

    A Long Island City man pleaded guilty on Thursday to running down and severely injuring a 17-year-old boy with his van after seeing him with an egg-throwing group of Halloween revelers.
    Richard Keith (a.k.a. Keith Richard), 51, copped a plea on April 18 to first-degree assault for the Oct. 31, 2017 incident in Long Island City. Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron indicated that he would order Keith to serve 9 years behind bars, followed by three years’ probation, at his May 16 s
  • Masbia in Forest Hills supplies Seder meal kits to the needy for Passover

    For seniors on a fixed income in Forest Hills and the surrounding areas, preparing a Seder meal during Passover can be a challenge.
    This year, however, Alexander Rappaport’s annual effort to meet this need has become part of a massive block chain effort between the city, other organizations and the food pantry he has operated for decades in the community.
    The refrigeration units within Masbia’s basement were loaded up with tilapia, horseradish and apples for the drive to supply meal
  • Crook who shot Sunnyside drug store worker during failed robbery bid remains at large

    Police are looking for a suspect who shot a Sunnyside pharmacy employee during a failed robbery attempt on Thursday.
    According to law enforcement sources, at 1:55 p.m. on April 18, an unknown man entered Sunnyside Pharmacy, located at 48-11 Skillman Ave., pulled out a firearm and demanded money from the 27-year-old male employee.
    The suspect proceeded to shoot the employee in the shoulder. The NYPD did not provide a possible reason as to what led the robber to open fire.
    The gunman then fled the
  • Whitestone residents pepper police commish with late night noise complaints; NYPD brass vow action

    NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill received a warm reception from Whitestone residents Wednesday night as he answered questions from the audience pertaining to community issues within the 109th Precinct.Community members were joined by NYPD officials and City Councilman Paul Vallone in the basement of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, located at 11-05 150th St, where O’Neill encouraged everyone to continue working with their local precinct to tackle issues in the neighborhood.
  • Two thieves who swiped packages from doorsteps across northeast Queens busted in Bellerose

    The 111th Precinct announced the arrests of two Queens residents linked to a series of grand larcenies around the borough.
    On April 17, the 111th Precinct Field Intelligence Team and detectives from Queens North Grand Larceny Unit arrested 24-year-old Ronald Chan of Bellerose and 21-year-old Roland Ko of Elmhurst.
    The two individuals were wanted for multiple package thefts in March and April 2019. Police reportedly arrested Chan and Ko in the vicinity of 85th Road and 253rd Street in Bellerose a
  • Queens man slashed and violently beat girlfriend after she begged him to stop prostituting her: DA

    A Cambria Heights man accused of nearly killing his transgender girlfriend last year after she refused to sell her body for his profit now faces attempted murder and sex trafficking charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday.
    David Viltus, 30, of 221st Street allegedly slashed the 29-year-old woman’s face with a scalpel and violently assaulted her on April 19, 2018 inside the Hillside Hotel at 140-17 Queens Blvd. in Jamaica. According to Chief Assistant District Attorney John M. Ryan, Vilt
  • Bus lane on Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road, redesign of Rockaway Beach Boulevard in mayor’s ‘Better Buses’ plan

    Mayor Bill de Blasio set forth initiatives across the city along key corridors which he says will not only increase bus speeds, but “complement” congestion pricing with fewer cars on the road.
    As part of the Better Buses Action Plan, released today, the mayor hopes that by making redesigns of streets to give priority to public transit, speeds will increase by 25 percent by 2020.
    “Making it easier to get around our city means New Yorkers have more time for what matters most &nda
  • Welcome cherry blossoms during Sakura Matsuri Festival on Saturday

    Listen to drums boom as the borough starts to bloom.
    The Sakura Matsuri Festival will pop up in the Cherry Grove near Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s New York State Pavilion on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m.
    Hosted by the NYC Parks Department, the Japanese American Association of New York (JAA), and the Inagaki family, the 15th annual, two-hour celebration focuses on “Hanami” or appreciation of floral beauty. Attendance is free.
    Soh Daiko, the East Coast’s o
  • Ice & Vice brings their edgy ice cream creations to Long Island City pop-up opening Friday

    Ice & Vice will spread its fine ice cream palette and aesthetics to a Long Island City pop-up location, with its grand opening April 19.
    The ice cream shop, based out of its Lower East Side brick and mortar, will take its signature sandwiches, pies, and seasonal flavors to the converted art studio of local artist William Lamson at 27-20 Jackson Ave.
    Ice & Vice takes a forward-thinking approach toward artisanal ice cream. Take for instance its deconstructed take on the ice cream sandwich
  • Man hospitalized after being shot during robbery attempt at pharmacy in Sunnyside (UPDATED)

    Cops are looking for the perpetrator who shot a man in the arm in Sunnyside on Thursday afternoon, police reported.
    According to authorities, at 1:55 p.m. on April 18, the 108th Precinct received a 911 call regarding a man shot in the arm during an attempted robbery at Sunnyside Pharmacy, located at 48-11 Skillman Ave.
    Emergency personnel took the 27-year-old victim to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
    Police initially believed that the victim had been shot in the arm with a BB gun, however
  • Grand jury indicts Jamaica man for fatally shooting another man at a baby shower

    A Jamaica man was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday for allegedly shooting another man at a baby shower back in December, prosecutors announced Thursday.
    Lhosni Colot, 33, was arraigned before the Queens Supreme Court on April 17 and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Colot is currently being held without bail and was ordered to return to court on July 11.
    If convicted, Colot faces 25 years to life in pris
  • Queens International Night Market kicks off another season Saturday night

    In what is rapidly becoming the borough’s sign of spring, the Queens International Night Market comes roaring back to life Saturday following its winter hiatus.The wildly popular food-focused festival returns for its fifth season at the New York Hall of Science parking lot at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, having drawn more than one million visitors and helping to launch nearly 250 new businesses in New York City.
    “The Queens Night Market has always prioritized diversity, accessibilit
  • Two mixed-use buildings with development plans sold in Astoria

    Cushman & Wakefield announced on Thursday that the firm had arranged the sale of two mixed-use development sites in Astoria.
    23-61 31st St. was purchased by Thomas Ballis, Peter Giallias and Paul Fotinos for $1.3 million, equaling $184 per buildable square foot. 23-71 31st St. was purchased by JJM 23-71, LLC for $1.6 million, equating to $209 per buildable square foot.
    Cushman & Wakefield’s Stephen R. Preuss with Andreas Efthymiou represented the sellers in all marke
  • Queens rents reach an all-time high during the first quarter of 2019: report

    A recent report found that rents and home sales prices are continuing to rise throughout Queens.
    StreetEasy released their Queens Market Report for the first quarter of 2019. The report found that rents in Queens reached an all-time high of $2,173, marking a 2.5 percent increase year-over-year. Northwest Queens neighborhoods saw the highest increase in the region, raising 2.3 percent to $2,264.
    The report also indicated that the share of rent cuts fell 20.6 percent in Queens, falling 2
  • Detectives seek gunman who shot a man multiple times on a Long Island City street

    Police are looking for the gunman who shot a man multiple times on the street in Long Island City earlier this week.Law enforcement sources said that that the shooter pulled out a gun and shot a 32-year-old man in the left arm and torso at about 5:38 p.m. on April 16 in the area of 35th Avenue and 21st Street.Officers from the 114th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the victim to a local hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition.
    On April 18, the NYPD
  • Astoria’s Kurry Qulture showcasing the classic dish samosa chaat at the World’s Fare

    As the Culinary King of Queens, I’m so very fortunate to live in the most diverse and delicious destination in all of New York City. And I’m even luckier to be a Tastemaker for the World’s Fare, a celebration of global cuisine and culture, which will be held on May 18 and 19 at Citi Field. In the weeks leading up to the Fare I’ll be profiling some of my favorite vendors from Queens and beyond. Today, a look at Kurry Qulture, Queens’ first upscale In
  • Suspect wanted for robbing Forest Hills deli and fleeing with cash

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a Forest Hills robbery.
    On April 2 at 11:40 p.m., law enforcement sources said, an unknown man entered a deli near Queens Boulevard and 76th Road in the confines of the 112th Precinct. Once inside, he allegedly went behind the store counter, grabbed the 39-year-old male employee on duty and demanded money from the register.
    According to authorities, the suspect opened the register and fled on foot with a
  • Ingrid Lewis-Martin spills secrets to success in latest episode of Power Women podcast

    The weekly podcast features Power Women such as Judge Judy, Pat DiMango of “Hot Bench,” New York City Census Director Julie Menin and many others.
    This week’s podcast guest is Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Senior Advisor to the Borough President of Brooklyn.
    Lewis-Martin talks to host Victoria Schneps about growing up in Crown Heights, where her family home still resides.  
    “The neighbors were mor
  • St. John’s University students’ ‘Shack-a-Thon’ spotlights affordable housing crisis

    In an effort to raise awareness of the ongoing affordable housing crisis and the rising number of homeless in New York City more than 200 St. John’s University students participated in the fifth annual “Shack-a-Thon” last week.The students erected a half dozen shacks on the school’s Great Lawn during a three-day exercise hosted by the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
    “Living on a college campus can mean living in a bubble and people are not aware of the extent o
  • Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban wants to prosecute ICE agents who make court arrests

    On a frigid evening in late March, Elijah Stevens embarked on the slow process of door-knocking in Ridgewood for signatures to get Tiffany Caban on the ballot of the race for Queens District Attorney. Standing in the doorway of a middle-aged Latina constituent, Stevens launched into the spiel about Caban’s platform to “stop prosecuting low-level drug charges” and “decriminalize poverty.”Then he paused. “And she wants stop ICE agents from showing up at court,&r
  • Howard Beach man busted for bashing cop with crowbar while trying to flee from Kew Gardens Hills break-in

    A Howard Beach man was arrested after he assaulted a police officer as he tried to flee from a burglary attempt in Kew Gardens Hills.
    Andres Tabares, 37, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, aggravated assault upon a police officer or peace officer, assault on a police officer, fireman or emergency medical services professional, second-degree attempted burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and resisting arrest. If convicted, Tabares faces up to 25 years in prison.
  • Asian-American group in Jackson Heights takes prominent role in housing discussion in congress: AOC

    Asian Americans for Equality opened its new location of Roosevelt Avenue in the heart of Jackson Heights which they say will help their organization administer services to immigrants of all walks of life.
    Thomas Yu, AAFE executive director, celebrated the opening as an addition to their many offices across the city, as a symbol of advancing their mission to provide English as a second language classes, small business workshops and other housing services with a variety of demographics.
  • Rozic announces traffic calming measures for Flushing schools to be installed by the city DOT

    State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced Tuesday that the city Department of Transportation (DOT) will install traffic calming measures in Flushing near multiple schools after years of requests from local electeds, advocates and community members for additional improvements to ensure pedestrian safety.Rozic has long worked with DOT to improve pedestrian safety.
    “The Flushing community has long advocated for pedestrian safety enhancements on Colden Street and it is thanks to their efforts t

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