Shore Blvd Closed

Shore Blvd

Community Affairs Officer Mujibulla Mashriqi has advised that Shore Blvd is now closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.

The Commanding Officer of the 114th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez, has taken this action for safety reasons for the general public.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will still have access.

During the COVID 19 crisis, pedestrians need all the open space they can get in order to social distance safely. Cars, who traditionally have used Shore Blvd as a “Strip” for partying, drag racing, parading, etc. will be eliminated from the mix.

Shore Blvd closed

 

OANA is in full support of this temporary initiative by the NYPD. We do ask that this be temporary as stated in our previous post. In the long run, seniors, the disabled, and service vehicles need access, and we ask that access be restored as soon as feasible.

 

Photos by: Richard Khuzami

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Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.