We were devastated to learn of the death of 29 year old Justin Leiva. At 2pm on April 14, an SUV Jeep driver ran over Justin and then made a u-turn, leaving the victim to die. The crash happened where the busy Booth Memorial Avenue meets the 6-lane College Point Boulevard, right next to the… Read More Pedestrian Killed on the Future Site of the Kissena Way
Learn How to Join Your Community Board at the next EQGW Meeting at a special date 1/27/2020… Read More Learn How to Join Your Community Board at a very special January meeting on 1/27/2020
by Joby Jacob Jewel Avenue has always had its share of problems. Recent news however, compels me to write you and urge you to ask DOT to undertake a corridor-wide study of this street.
If you haven’t already heard, there is a Congestion Pricing workshop tonight: Thursday March 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 Martin Van Buren High School 230-17 Hillside Avenue Queens Village, N.Y. 11428
Our own John Kelly spoke to Mayor Bill de Blasio on the The Brian Lehrer Show to ask about the Kissena Way delays from DoT and Parks Department. The Mayor had a great response.… Read More Mayor Bill de Blasio Recognizes the Kissena Way
by the Board of Directors Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce We know that a successful environment for business depends on having fast, reliable transit options for our customers and employees to get to our locations, and in order for us to deliver goods and services within Flushing and across New York City. Unfortunately, the public… Read More The Flushing Chamber of Commerce Knows that Businesses Will Struggle Until We #FixTheSubway
By John Kelly Building a better transportation network in Eastern Queens is very important to me. I’m starting a masters program in Brookyln and I need to take classes remotely because traveling the 12 miles home from their campus isn’t feasible at night. It takes me about two hours each way to travel the 13… Read More Why John Feels That Now is the Time We Can #FixTheSubway Together
We are Eastern Queens residents who commute to work and school, shops, restaurants, and parks via public transportation, as well as other modes of transportation. Our vision for our communities is one where all residents can live independently without a car. This means we need safe streets for walking and biking and accessing transit within… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Supports the #FixTheSubway Coalition
by Juan Restrepo Hi my name is Juan Restrepo and I am the Queens Organizer for Transportation Alternatives. We are a non profit advocacy group that advocates and supports the rights of pedestrians cyclists and mass transit users. For us, there is no citywide policy that will completely reshape our city in that image like… Read More Juan Works on These Issues Every Day and He Knows We Need To #FixTheSubway Now
The Riders Alliance is putting together an action on Sunday, and they’d love for you to join them! Queens riders are holding Subway Woes Bingo as part of our efforts to call attention to the need for congestion pricing to help fix the subways and buses and pressure Queens elected officials to pass it in… Read More Join #FixTheSubway Subway Woes Bingo in Queens!
The Kissena Way project looks to connect Flushing Meadows, Kissena Corridor, Kissena, and Peck Parks by a single family-safe path. In this effort we already have support from almost 1,000 community members, a letter from the Parks Committee of Queens Community Board 7, and letters from great local politicians: Assembly Member Rozic, Council Member Koo, Council Member Grodenchik, Senator Stavisky, Assembly Member Braunstein, Council Member Vallone, and Senator John Liu. The next step is to work with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks & Recreation to conduct a long-overdue study for the completion of this route.… Read More Kissena Way Support Grows with John Liu
Join us today, on Presidents’ Day, for some community organizing at 7:30 at the historic Flushing Quaker Meetings House… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Meeting Tonight
Commuters are coming together in Flushing on Tuesday to demand better public transportation. It’s 2019. It’s time that Albany and Governor Cuomo work together on a funding package to fix our broken subway. Join your neighbors and fellow riders for a Flushing for Public Transit Action. We’ll be calling on State Senators Liu and Stavisky,… Read More Come to Flushing to #FixTheSubway on Tuesday, January 29
The 111th precinct in Queens is working to bring motor vehicle crashes down to zero under new leadership, John Hall.… Read More Car crash injuries are down in the 111th Precinct
Yesterday voters came out strong to support Question 3, which will impose 2 year term limits on Community Boards every 8 years. 1,026,929 New Yorkers voted for the measure, 393,809 against, so it passed by a wide margin with 72.3% affirmative on the reform. It’s clear most New Yorkers are ready to move to a… Read More Question 3 Has Passed! Community Board Reform will Happen in NYC!
There is a lot of talk about the big elections tomorrow, but New Yorkers in the know are looking at what’s on the back of the ballot, the proposals. This is where we can make some directed changes in the good governance of our City and change some of the old, stale culture of New… Read More Flip the Ballot Over and Vote Yes on 3!
by John Choe Flushing NY On November 6th, voters will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to reform our community board system — an often ignored but vital part of our City’s democracy. As a longtime observer and recently-appointed member of Community Board 7 in Queens, I’ve experienced a number of problems that would benefit from the… Read More #FlipYourBallot: Community Board Reform Now!
Current Improvements The MTA is implementing new changes to the Q36 Little Neck branch inspired by Little Neck LiNk after Labor Day. These include tethering bus departures to Peak PM train arrivals as well as redesigning the Little Neck terminal of the Q36 to be more conducive to commuting (through bus stop balancing and reversing… Read More Project LiNk-Redefining Little Neck Parkway Bus Service
Ongoing licensing is common in many industries. Testing drivers as they age can help everyone on the street get where they are going safely.… Read More Why Routine Testing for Drivers Licences Makes Sense
Community Boards are the lowest level of representational government in New York City but the functional life-long appointments have corrupted this tool for civic engagement. You can change this by telling #NYCCharter to reform the rules.… Read More Why Community Boards Need Reform and How You Should Help