Queens cyclist in serious condition after being struck by NYC bus driver

We have just leaned that Francis Lewis High School student, Raymond Chen, was hit by a New York City bus and is listed as being in “serious condition, but unlikely to die”.  He has been taken to New York Presbyterian with a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.  Raymond’s bicycle was struck by a… Read More Queens cyclist in serious condition after being struck by NYC bus driver

How Congestion Pricing Helps Eastern Queens Residents

As New York is considering congestion pricing, we wanted to focus on what it would mean for Eastern Queens.  New York One recently asked to interview one of our supporters.  We’re glad they were able to dig below the surface to look at some of the complexity of the issue. There are many different ways… Read More How Congestion Pricing Helps Eastern Queens Residents

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

The Community Praises the Protected Bike Lane on Oceania Street and 210th Street

Oakland Gardens residents and the students of Nathanial Hawthorne Middle School 74Q just got a big safety improvement that our community leaders are excited about. Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, Congress Member Grace Meng, Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Assembly Member David Weprin, and Community Board 11 Queens Chair Christine L. Haider all spoke yesterday praising… Read More The Community Praises the Protected Bike Lane on Oceania Street and 210th Street

Brutal Crimes Should Have No Place in Our Parks

(This article is published with permission from the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy where it was originally written.) For many years the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy has advocated for park improvements to increase safety.  We have requested better paths and fewer fences so the park is more welcoming and less desolate.  We have asked for better… Read More Brutal Crimes Should Have No Place in Our Parks

The Tour de Flushing Was a Great Success & We Have Pictures to Prove It

Thank you to everyone that came out to the first ever Tour de Flushing.  We had around 150 cyclists, far more then we ever expected would come out for our friendly little neighborhood bike ride. The route was a little less than 20 miles including a wide variety of path conditions (while out on the… Read More The Tour de Flushing Was a Great Success & We Have Pictures to Prove It

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