The death of a teenager in a curb-hopping incident earlier this month has brought new attention to what many said are long-held complaints about traffic safety on the streets of Long Island City, Queens.
In the wake of a curb-hopping crash that took the life of a teenager, locals are calling for studies and action on what they say are the dangerous roads around high schools and LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens.
In a sight for sore eyes in Elmhurst, Queens, a potentially dangerous billboard was finally coming down Wednesday.
A deteriorating and potentially dangerous sign hangs over Queens Boulevard, and a neighbor has been complaining that no one has taken action to prevent a tragedy.
“It went straight into the window, then he threw his car into drive and drove off,” Attanasio said. “I don’t think he knew that he hit a man.”
Lleuyel Garcia, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery, criminal possession of stolen property, and tampering with physical evidence in the death of 54-year-old Joseph Benzinger.
Farhan Talukder was found unconscious and unresponsive in the tub of his Queens Boulevard home around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
The family of a Queens man who was killed in a hit and run on his birthday is making a desperate plea for his killer to come forward.
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants to designate one emergency lane in each direction along the entire 7.2 mile length of the boulevard.
The suspect is believed to be 29-years-old, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds.
The victim also spoke with 1010 WINS on Wednesday, talking about what a “terrible experience” the entire situation was.
The ear-splitting screeching sounds heard by people near the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue on Queens Boulevard are being emitted from a noise machine that the city put up to drive birds away.
Police are currently looking for a suspect that they believe committed five burglaries throughout Queens, all of which took place between Jan.15 and Feb. 22.
Topping the list is the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, where there have been 15 deadly accidents involving pedestrians from 2008 to 2010.
Local residents say commuters come in from Long Island and hog up the spots along Queens Boulevard for 12 hours and then hop onto the 7 train into the city.
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