The New Face of Northern Boulevard

On February 14, 2017 Community Board 11 requested pedestrian/bike access study of Northern Boulevard from the Cross Island Parkway and Douglaston Parkway.  The DoT has completed its study and on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m will present its plan at the the CB11 District Office.

If you agree that we need safer access along this stretch, please sign our petition right now.

Over the past year the Eastern Queens Greenway has been campaigning for a family safe greenway along this stretch.  We made this a priority route after the death of Michael Schenkman last August.  On the corner of Northern Boulevard and 223rd Street he was killed while trying to get to the park.  We feel immediate action needs to be taken between this location and the corner of Northern Boulevard and Douglaston Parkway (outside Giardino’s restaurant) where a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl were run over by a driver.

We are confident that the DoT and Community Board 11 will work together to protect our community and increase the park access in our neighborhood.  Safe paths to parks is something every Queens resident should have.  If you agree, please add your voice today before this important vote:

https://campaigns.transalt.org/petition/northern-boulevard-and-joe-michaels-greenway-access

Free Hike this Weekend on the Motor Parkway

The Urban Park Rangers are leading a free hike this weekend along the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace in Cunningham Park, Queens

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Our Urban Park Rangers do a great job at explaining the beauty in our own backyard.  Small hike like this are great if you want to know more about our environment, want to burn off a few calories, or just need a little time to relax in nature away from the stresses of our everyday lives.

This hike is consider Moderate, which means there will be some rugged terrain (so wear comfortable shoes and bring water/snacks if you think you need them).

See the official announcement for more information. Hope to see you there.