Thursday, March 15, 2018

Motor Home Explodes in Forest Hills

This was the scene this afternoon around 5 p.m. when a motor home parked in front of a house on Groton Street, between 69th and 70th Avenues, apparently exploded. I am told the elderly owner of the house it was parked in front of lived inside of it and he is unaccounted for.

6p.m. Update: The owner of the motor home has been accounted for and is okay. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Linear Park Coming To Queens Boulevard

As I was posting this I started thinking, this reminds me of one of my ingenious -- if I my say so myself -- April Fools posts. After all, "Linear Park?" Heck, that's something I could have made up. But I didn't, and it's not a joke. It is actually real and I could not be more thrilled!

As I've often said on this blog, with all the improvements in terms of awesome restaurants, bars, coffee shops, apartment buildings, etc. (even the Midway Theater has gotten an upgrade), going on in the neighborhood, the one major thing still holding Forest Hills back was the horribly-depressing state of Queens Blvd., which is ugly, dangerous, dilapidated, etc. etc.

Well, if this plan comes to fruition, it looks like that one thing holding our neighborhood back from achieving its full potential will eventually be addressed---finally!

As the Forest Hills Post story states:
Construction work is expected to begin in 2019 for this phase. The Great Streets project as a whole, however, will move along the boulevard in phases, eventually reaching Yellowstone Boulevard and Union Turnpike in years to come.

Read all the details here: Queens Boulevard Will See Linear Park, Q60 Bus to Run on Median Under DOT’s Ambitious Plan 

And here: QUEENS BOULEVARD ROOSEVELT AVE TO 73RD ST Great Streets Capital Presentation to Community Board 2 Transportation Committee March 5th, 2018