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Residents Rally For Safer Streets & Intersections In Astoria

Astoria, Queens residents say more stops signs and street lights are needed at intersections like 21st Avenue and 23rd Street, where a man was killed in a fatal accident in December 2009. (Photo Credit: Google Maps)

Astoria, Queens residents say more stops signs and street lights are needed at intersections like 21st Avenue and 23rd Street, where a man was killed in a fatal accident in December 2009. (Photo Credit: Google Maps)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A rally was held on Saturday for more stops signs in Astoria, Queens to prevent accidents at dangerous intersections.

Spend about ten minutes at the corner of 21st Avenue and 23rd Street in Astoria, and you’ll see cars going way over the posted 30 mile per hour speed limit.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports.

The intersection is the spot where Konstantinos Stayropoulos was killed trying to cross the street one year ago.

District leader Costa Constantinedes said more stop signs and street lights are necessary to keep the neighborhood safe.

“It’s a very dangerous situation,” Constantinedes told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “From 21st Street to 28th Street you have no stop signs, no speed bumps, no traffic lights and you have three schools.”

The owner of a nearby deli, who witnessed that fatal accident in December 2009, said another man was hit in the intersection just three weeks ago. Thankfully, he survived.