Everyone knows that driving in Astoria is a headache. The streets are full of inconsiderate motorists looking to treat the road as their own personal highway, while the traffic gets heavier and more congested. Getting around by car could add another hour to your trip, and if you’re a pedestrian, then most days are spent trying to avoid…

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The DOT will begin working on extensive safety measures for intersections along Northern Boulevard, making it easier for pedestrians.  Community Board 1 approved a plan by the agency to construct 14 pedestrian safety islands, along with banning some left hand turns and other changes from Honeywell Street to Broadway. The roadway which the changes will…

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In the last year, the debate regarding Shore Blvd's future has been heated to say the least. Many called for 'The Strip' to be closed down to cars all together, with Assembly Member Aravella Simotas at the forefront, while the other half suggested that the history behind 'The Strip' was too important to just close…

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Last week, residents from Astoria and East Elmhurst gathered with elected leaders along with Department of Transportation officials to discuss the traffic safety improvements along Astoria Boulevard, between 77th to 92nd streets.  The workshop was an opportunity for the residents to put forth ideas and concerns about the safety of the Blvd. City Councilman Costa…

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