Sept. 8, 2017 By Tara Law
A new traffic light has gone up at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 47th Street, in response to complaints about reckless drivers speeding down 43rd Avenue putting pedestrians at risk.
The intersection is just a block away from Little Friends Pre-K, a 56-seat school that small children and their parents walk to. It is also an intersection used by many pedestrians who walk to the 46th Street train station.
To mark the installation, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, representatives of the Department of Transportation and pre-school children turned out to celebrate.
“The installation of pedestrian and traffic signals at this dangerous intersection is a huge relief for the people of Sunnyside,” Van Bramer said. “After constituents voiced concerns to me of speeding cars and with a Pre-K center and major 7 train station just a block away, I met with the Department of Transportation and highlighted this intersection for the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals.”
Van Bramer noted that the need for the light has grown, with the uptick in the number of bicyclists using the roadway and the expansion of area schools. He also said that there have been16 non-fatal injuries over the course of six years at the intersection.
DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia credited Van Bramer with aggressively pushing for the traffic signal and crosswalk after he was contacted by community members.
“There is nothing more important that I do as a councilman than making our neighborhoods safer for our children,” Van Bramer said.
I just saw Ms Crabbysnatch run through the new traffic light in her Prius with the “I’m with Her” bumper sticker on rear.
This traffic light offends me.
I am now officially announcing my candidacy. I was endorsed by Lily. Also presently enforced by El Loco, OHB, Fat Al’s mother (not Fat Al..I turned him away, had to turn my back on him). Also currently seeking the enforcement of Barbara, Michael Jackson, Edith (the old lady who used to work in the ticket booth of the Center Theater), and Neals ex-girlfriend Shanekwa. So please vote for me…I pledge to bring good disco to Queens Blvd.
Hey JVB: How come we can’t get a traffic light at 42st. and 47ave. where ps343 children cross as cars are using it as a Queens Blvd. alternative. Oh right you only care about the north side of Sunnyside.
George: Is this a question? Where’s the question mark? Maybe that’s the reason you haven’t received a traffic light at that corner….Technically, you never asked for one.
Yes we have??????? You should first know what you are talking about???????? JVB for dog catcher?????????????
I have an idea, let’s put stop signs and red lights on every block until sineads kids figure out how to cross, then take them all down and throw them away. Why don’t parents stop double parking illegally outside schools and stop screwing traffic up. Stop watching tv all day and park a block away and walk to pick up your kid. The world doesn’t revolve around little junior.
Can we please get a traffic light on 42nd street and 47th av, it’s a terrible junction and right beside a school!
No watch your kids better
Oran Juice Jones is going to run against JVB in next election
I would like to see Oran Juice Jones sing at the dedication ceremony of this new light.
El Loco should run for JVB’s position. El loco will straighten out all you jackasses and clean up the neighborhood. He will win in a landslide. Al from Sunnyside can be the doorman. Jake Tapper and Don Lemon can be the valet parkers for any snowflakes coming to office in their Snowflake cars (non American Prius, Subaru and Volvo wagons) there will be a designated crying area for them as well in El Loco’s new office. Barbara will be serving her homemade cookies (really Enterrmans that she takes out of the box). And of course Oran Juice Jones will be the entertainment performing hisbhit song “Walking in the Rain”.
First of all he wouldn’t win. He’s illiterate, second, we don’t need another clueless cupcake running this area
Where did jvb find those losers in the picture? Unemployment?
Sure he poses with a traffic light but not with the brown organic collection bins two weeks ago, Its a damn crime the bins had to stand in the lead photo, ALONE! Sure, the bins can’t light up fancy colors like the traffic lights but they provide a vital step in the compost process.
obviously this group thought the OTHER photographer was more important. Whos more important than SSP?
Cars kill WAY more children than homeless people do. You’re all so freaking ignorant.
Is there really a stat that backs this up? I mean, cars vs homeless people in child deaths? Is thisthe best of what you really can come up with?
I want to see some speed cameras on Skillman from 48th Street to 40th Street.
The majority of Sunnysiders support JVB; he’s popular and respected. If only Sunnyside voted, JVB would win in a landslide.
Sws- you need to take your meds.
you must be NUTS FOR SURE — he is not popular at all —
Anonymous- Nice Yogi-ism. He’s not popular, that’s why he keeps getting elected. Hahaha Let us guess..you’re a Fox News viewer…
nice try sunnysider — the only reason he got elected is because there is no one running against him which there should be so that he could leave — and there is also term limits too –
Anonymous- Sunnysider is absolutely correct. The reason nobody runs against JVB is because they know they can’t win plain and simple, if the Republicans or even another Democrat thought they could take the seat they would run. Their own research has determined a run would be a waste of money. I think you’re the one who deserves a “nice try”.
And you’re a Clinton News Network viewer. Go buy an American car and support your country!
BAS- That’s a good slave who comes to the defense of his lord and master. You’re what Fox News calls “a useful idiot”,
Change your name to straight jacket smitty
Sunnysider’s new name is Snowflakesider. News flash: in her new book, Hillary is now blaming El Loco and Oran Juice Jones for her loss in the election! I just heard that from Snowflakesiders Messiahs Don Lemon and Rachel Maddow. Hmm…looks like Snowflakesider is their useful dimwit !
Your are so stupid
Oh not you again
I have absolutely no use for traffic lights. They should be against the law.
Orange Juice Jones was seen driving past that intersection in his 71 Cadillac Eldorado with the boomerang antenna on the back. He’s one smooth operator. I saw El loco on the passenger side of the car throwing dollar bills out to the common folk. Thanks guys!
I drive a lincoln
Thank goodness this light is going up. Too many snowflakes driving like nuts so they get to their organic markets in their snowflake cars. Notice all Snowflakes drive foreign cars not made in US. They will always be in a Toyota Prius, Volvo or Subaru. So when you see one of these cars with the “I’m with her” bumper stickers make sure to jump out of the way.
We need a light at 47th and 39th Ave also
No, we don’t.
I’m glad they put the light up. Now maybe the Sunnyside Snowflakes driving their non American made snowflakemobiles (aka: Subaru, Volvo and Toyota Prius) will slow down and stop at corner. They are always blowing through that intersection on their way to Starbucks or some Organic market.
Next time you or someone you love gets run down by an American made car I guess you’ll be just a little less disappointed because you or they were injured or killed by an American made car – makes sense to me.
Albert drives a Fuji 10 speed bike.
Albert has been dating Barbara (Neil’s daughter). He’s been seen cruising 39 Place wearing a bow tie driving his Snowflake roadster aka Beetle convertible. He was last scene buying Barbara baby formula at Key food.
See even his bike isn’t American. Typical Sunnyside aka Snowflakesider. Hey Albert, go ride your bike to the Fondue restaurant and have some fair trade coffee with your organic cheeses.
Albert said I could park in Neal’s spot.
Right on Spencer.
JVB, you will never be Mayor. Your inauthenticity won’t play well outside of your insulated council district. It will be fun to watch you run, however.
Spencer keeps posting responses to his own posts under different posting tags. Right out of the Roger Ailes play book.
Spencer- What are your suggestions?
While we’re at it, let’s put a stop sign at 42nd St. and 47th Ave.
Spencer you are absolutely correct — this man is no good at all —
“Making the neighborhood safer for our children”…Really JVB?…Is that why we have the homeless shelters within walking distance of the new traffic light?. Is that why JVB calls Planned Parenthood in L.I.C a building full of light and hope?..Is that how you protect children?
Spencer – Planned parenthood empowers women by giving them control of their reproductive health and reproductive aspects of their lives. Fact!!! You should read up on the challengers Margret Sanger faced in America when bringing prenatal care, birth control and women’s Heath care to America. Like the millions of children orphaned through botched abortions, substandard prenatal and medical care. Much of this the result of the prohibition of birth control. Don’t forget the millions of throw away children living in the streets of Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and NYC during Margret Sangers time. Get informed before you decide to shoot your uniformed mouth off. Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, like you.
Margret Sanger was a RACIST who wanted to use Planned Parenthood to abort non-white babies in an effort to phase out ethnicities deemed “inconvenient” by those (“Democrats”) in power.
You should “read up” on the true nature of that “person.”
Get informed before you decide to shoot your uniformed mouth off. Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, like you.
Off- Funny how you neglect to mention the millions of throw away children in the US during Sangers time when you lifted most of my post and peppered in right wing propaganda. You obviously lack the intelligence and creativity to even create a simple post supporting your so called position. I wouldn’t even give your feeble attempt at plagiarism and propaganda peddling “a nice try”. It’s just that weak. Go get an education so you could at least accumulate some type of vocabulary so you don’t have steal copy and paste other peoples words in an attempt to make a point, no matter how inane that point may be. Take some pride in yourself.
Oh, please. You’re projecting. I used your own syntax against you. There is an idiot in our conversation; but, it isn’t me.
Margret Sanger was a Eugenist. Look it up. But people don’t understand and look at people in their own time period instead of trying to understand where people in the past ” came from”. Different times lead to different reactions,people were trying to sell their own kids in the Great Depression. Many of the original PP offices were in ” minority” areas,wasn’t to kill black/Hispanic children but to stop unwanted births among poor people who couldn’t afford them. Birth control is not evil.
@billy off I noticed you didn’t address any of Billy O’s historical facts. From what I could see Republican is the party of The Kkk just check out Indiana and the history of Indiana statehouse. Then again you seem like someone who has little regard for truth fact or history.
If you believe that the GOP is the Party of the KKK, then, for you, truth and actual history have gone down Orwell’s memory hole.
I have no idea where you get this revisionist non-sense, where you were “educated,” or how you were so effectively indoctrinated; but, you are lost.
The KKK was founded in 1867 in Pulaski,Tn by former Confederates…all of whom were Democrats. It was the Democrats’ opposition to the very idea of the election of the first GOP President, Mr. Lincoln (because they feared he was an abolitionist), that led to the succession crisis in 1860/81 in the first place. The KKK quickly spread throughout the South (which remained solidly Democratic for another 100 years until the 1960’s); and, throughout the urban North (among Democrats). The lynching events that that so disgraced our nation during the 20th Century’d first half were perpetrated by Democrats. It was the Republican Senators who passed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1964 and 1965; because, LBJ could not get racist Democratic Senators–such as Tennessee’s Albert Gore,Sr, West Virginia’s Robert Byrd (Hillary Clinton’s mentor), and Arkansas’s J. William Fullbright (Bill Clinton’s mentor)–wouldn’t support it.
Jesus, Ellen! The history is out there. Don’t you read? CAN you read?
Billy Off – Thanks for the revisionist psycho babble. Please enjoy the following pasted piece from Wikipedia which can also be found in encyclopedia Britanica. “After the First World War, following a rush of immigrants of eastern and southern European descent into the United States. By this period of time, the Indiana Republican Party, like the Republican Party elsewhere, had given up its former goal of African American rights and shared little in common with the Republican Party of the 1850s-1870s. Unlike the first Ku Klux Klan that rose in the South during the Reconstruction era to terrorize both white and black Republicans, this new Klan that started in Georgia in 1915 was highly nativist organization that hid its racism in the cloak of family values and patriotism. Staunchly anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, antisemitic, and of course prejudiced against African Americans, the new Klan spread into Indiana in the 1920s under the Grand Dragon D.C. Stephenson.The second KKK was almost exclusively Republican in Midwestern states such as Indiana as well as Northern and Western states such as Maine and Colorado, although the KKK remained exclusively Democratic in the South. Under Stephenson’s leadership, the Klan flourished in Indiana and took over both the Governor’s Office and much Republican Party in the General Assembly. With over two-hundred and fifty thousand white males (approximately forty-percent of Indiana’s population) paying their Klan dues in Indiana, Stephenson amassed a fortune estimated from two to five million dollars.”
@Billy Off If you had some faith in your ideology you wouldn’t have lye and omitt facts to persuade people. Things are just too easily verified now. Your cherry picking of historical facts has really tainted your credibility. It’s a good thing for you that you could be totally anonymous on this site.
Ellen- Way to go in setting Billy Off straight. The term psycho babble is an under statement. Good work in sticking to just the facts.
Good work Ellen!! Billy Off tried to play a game, a game Billy Off was not very good at I may add. You won this debate hands down! Congratulations Billy O. Fan of Doughboy Park and Ellen.
The crime rate across America began dropping one generation after women were given a choice in how they wanted to deal with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Previously, children who were born illegitimately (and unwanted) were far more likely to become juvenile delinquents, to use drugs and alcohol, and to also have out-of-wedlock pregnancies. Not any longer and we’ve seen crime rates across America drop dramatically.
Planned Parenthood has provided millions of men and women birth control (I took my first girlfriend there so she could get a prescription for the pill. They also offer many other medical procedures. We’re lucky that such an organization exists AND that they’re not going anywhere; in fact, they’re expanding and doing more for society than ever before.
Oh shut up
How did your first girlfriend get pregnant if your both female?
Ann- It’s “you’re” not “your”.
Go to back to school ms crabtree
Thank you Jimmy. Thanks for watching out for us and our children.
if you don’t mind me asking where is this homeless shelter that you say is walking distance of the new traffic light — and if so why weren’t we as constitutents notified of this –
Hmm Spencer. I happen to enjoy the homeless shelters on the block. Me and Fed Up and Al from sunnyside have a great Tuesday night Texas Hold Em tournament there. They are some of the best poker players. We then end the night eating twinkies and drinking fair trade coffee. Join us some night, you are welcome. We open the night with Oran Juice Jones singing the Natuonal Anthem. We offer free transportation to the game in our Toyota Prius and VW Bus.
Where is this coming from. I don’t gamble, and I’m not fat. I’m 6′ and 190lbs. This must be loco the fool again. Get your wife out of my house please.
6′ and 190lbs is fat