Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Movie Trailer Crash

A reader sent in this video of what happened to her car while it was parked the other day at 67th Drive and 110th Street. Her car can be seen in the upper left corner. She told me, "I did want to do everything I could to find out who hit me. ... Plus, I'm not sure if they know they hit me, so I wanted to make sure they are much more cautious going forward."

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March Madness Nor' Easter of 2018

Some pics from yesterday's storm. I think this storm will be most memorable for how any signs of it are so quickly disappearing. These late-season Nor' Easters are a little sad, as if Old Man Winter is trying to hold on a bit longer, but we all know he's passed his prime :)

Photos above courtesy of @CitiFieldSheas taken at Ehrenreich-Austin Playground

Four photos above courtesy of Lauren Tambini

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Motor Home Fire 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. 

3/19 Update: I received a call today from a neighbor who claims the motor home did not explode. I've changed the headline on this story to say it was a fire. The person who originally reported this to me said a nearby store owner told him she heard an explosion, which is why we reported it that way.  

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