EQGW Wins New Traffic Signal for Kissena Park Civic

The Kissena Park Civic reached out to us last year, requesting traffic claiming at Rose Avenue and Parsons Boulevard. Crashes at that intersection have injured many of our neighbors including a motorcycle hit-and-run that severed the leg of a 77 year old pedestrian (he eventually passed away due to his injuries). We just found out… Read More EQGW Wins New Traffic Signal for Kissena Park Civic

Eastern Queens Greenway Monthly Meeting This Monday & Volunteer Event This Sunday

This Monday the 16th, the Eastern Queens Greenway will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30.  As usual it will be hosted at: Flushing Quaker Meetings House 137-16 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY 11354 We will also be hosting a petition event on Sunday the 15th.  We’d love as many of our volunteers as possible to… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Monthly Meeting This Monday & Volunteer Event This Sunday

The Neighborhood Thanks Nathaniel Hawthorne MS 74 and Barry Grodenchik for the Oceania Protected Bike Lanes

With the full installation of Oceania/210th Protected Bike Lane compete, we’re getting a lot of community requests asking for more street improvements in the the neighborhood. Last Saturday we went to the Greenway to talk to a real sample of community members about what they thought about the improvements. The vast majority of neighbors we… Read More The Neighborhood Thanks Nathaniel Hawthorne MS 74 and Barry Grodenchik for the Oceania Protected Bike Lanes

CB11 Plays Politics with Safety Infrastructure

On September 11th, 2017, Community Board 11 Queens tried to destroy the street safety improvements they approved at their previous General Meeting.  We could not be more disappointed at the lack of commitment to neighborhood safety, the inappropriate politicking, or the lack of civic process. After the General Meeting on June 5th, when the Northern… Read More CB11 Plays Politics with Safety Infrastructure

Nily Rozic Looks To Rename Park For Activist

Local Assemblywoman Nily Rozic has proposed legislation to rename a New York park after activist Heather Heyer.  Protesting against white supremacists, Heather was killed when known Nazi James Field used his automobile to run her over. Assemblywoman Rozic would rename Donald J. Trump State Park in honor of Heather.  The land was donated to New… Read More Nily Rozic Looks To Rename Park For Activist

Eastern Queens Greenway Monthly Meeting This Monday

This Monday the 18th, the Eastern Queens Greenway will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30.  As usual it will be hosted at: Flushing Quaker Meetings House 137-16 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY 11354 We will give updates on all of our projects, including CB11’s repeal and replace of the Northern Boulevard protected bike lanes.  Please… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Monthly Meeting This Monday

Thousands of fish killed in Flushing Creek by NYC sewage overflows

Councilmember Peter Koo, Riverkeeper, and Guardians of Flushing Bay are having an emergency press conference in response to the mass fish kill-off in Flushing Creek. It is believed that this environmental destruction is caused by the Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) system used in this area.  You can join in the fight to upgrade this unsafe… Read More Thousands of fish killed in Flushing Creek by NYC sewage overflows

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic Supports the Kissena Way

Today Assemblywoman Nily Rozic publicly announced her support of the Kissena Way project.  We are overjoyed at her interest in building a family safe path connecting the parks of Eastern Queens. The Assemblywoman’s district (shown here in yellow) covers much of the Queens section of the Brooklyn / Queens Greenway.  Making this a continuous, protected… Read More Assemblywoman Nily Rozic Supports the Kissena Way

CB11 Transportation Committee Revisits Already Approved Bike Lane / Street Design

On Monday, July 17th the Transportation Committee of Community Board 11 held an emergency meeting to discuss ideas about a protected path connecting Bayside and Douglaston.  Earlier this year the same Community Board’s General Committee had already voted to approved DoT’s design for this path, 18 in favor, 11 against (color photo below).  The ideas… Read More CB11 Transportation Committee Revisits Already Approved Bike Lane / Street Design

Barry Grodenchik Secures $1.25 Million For The Motor Parkway

Council Member Barry Grodenchik recently announced that he secured $1,250,000 for the rehabilitation of the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. Since trails like this don’t have car/truck traffic, they need far less upkeep than other roads.  However, the last time the Motor Parkway was substantially repaved was at least two decades ago.   The heavily used trail is… Read More Barry Grodenchik Secures $1.25 Million For The Motor Parkway