Saturday, May 24, 2014

Construction causing traffic hazard in Rego Park

From the Queens Tribune:

With the ongoing construction of new apartments at the Rego Park Mall, there is some concern of what it has done for traffic in the area.

The work being done on the 24-story apartment complex on top of the shopping center is backing up traffic on Junction Boulevard and 62nd Drive and making it dangerous for pedestrians, some residents said.

Steven Shakarchy, a Rego Park resident who lives a block away from the shopping center, said the scaffolding from the construction blocks off one lane on 62nd Drive, causing a traffic jam on that side of the street.

Shakarchy said that area is dangerous for pedestrians, with many cars speeding up on that thoroughfare to beat the light and a fatal accident could happen. He said Vornado, the company that is building the apartments, should adopt safety measures in that area.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

24 stories of more people!!!!!! As though the area wasn't already seriously overpopulated.

Will everyone have to shop at Aldi or that shitty supermarket on Junction?

What a horrible area to live in!

Anonymous said...

No one cares. Hey, it's Queens. So they add another million people without upgrading the infrastructure. We have to deal with it or move. As long as the politicians and developers make money, none of this will be addressed.

Joe, the Camel said...

Oh, my aching back!

Anonymous said...

Illegal aliens have to live somewhere.

Anonymous said...

There's already a synagogue and illegals in this area. Where's the Asian church?

Anonymous said...

The mayor should be forced to live for one year in the most-crowded neighborhood in each borough.

NYC mayors are clueless when it comes to the realities of most of the people living here.

Let him live in Corono or Elmhurst for a year and then see how he feels about adding more people, highrises and basement apartments to NYC.

Oh - and he might even strengthen our animal abuse laws!!!!!

And get rid of those phoney, money-laundering, slave-trafficking bullshit churches all over Queens!!!!

Anonymous said...

Trust me there will be no poor people living at this development.

Helen Griffin said...

Vornado was supposed to pay for improvements to the rego park subway station as part of the "DEAL" for the tower.

No subway improvements seem forth coming. thousand and thousand of more people, not enough parking and a crappy subway (a closed store is filled with garbage!)TIME for them to do as promised

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

The mayor should be forced to live for one year in the most-crowded neighborhood in each borough.

NYC mayors are clueless when it comes to the realities of most of the people living here.

Let him live in Corono or Elmhurst for a year and then see how he feels about adding more people, highrises and basement apartments to NYC.

Oh - and he might even strengthen our animal abuse laws!!!!!

And get rid of those phoney, money-laundering, slave-trafficking bullshit churches all over Queens!!!!"

I totally agree! This should be a requirement for a mayor and borough president!!