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Restaurants & Food / Re: Strictly Dumpling Visits Some of Our Local Spots
« Last post by itsit on November 21, 2021, 08:11:37 PM »
 Thanks for posting this! Really fun. He loves, loves, loves his food.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by itsit on November 21, 2021, 08:10:03 PM »
 Open Streets is a runaway project gone amok and seriously needs trimming. And planning. The hours are too long and even many people who loved it initially are getting weary of the issues. People who live on the Ave include many, many detractors, who are not vocal online, but definitely are not happy with this change of circumstances and want the street back as the only street with decent vehicular traffic flow and a formerly excellent bike lane. In a recent report by Transportation Alternatives, the numbers indicated less than 10% of the city residents are active cyclists. So that's 90% that are not. And the sidewalks in JH are not so great and could use a serious upgrade. Open the discussions to town halls, local votes(specific) and much more information on who runs, who funds and who to call about 34th ave issues.

 Let's take a good hard look at this project and make sure all parties are at the table whose lives are being affected.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by jh413 on November 21, 2021, 07:29:47 PM »
why don't they just close off the north side of 34th avenue instead of both ways?  just allow one way flow of traffic while still maintaining open streets on the other half of the block.  i like open streets but making it permanent is a bit much imho.  make it from 8-6 - there' no reason it should extend to 8pm every night.  there's a huge park right there to hang.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by ChickenringNYC on November 21, 2021, 03:06:00 PM »
5 mph on a bicycle is unnecessary and absurdly slow. No one is following that rule because it doesn't match up with reality.
Even the cars that use 34th in a slow and respectful manner are not going 5 mph.

At least someone agrees with me around here.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Replacements for JHL after it's goan.
« Last post by dssjh on November 21, 2021, 01:53:45 PM »
funny, i loathe reddit for its complicity in so much political mishegas. and i like FB because of the transparency. i'd like to see a new message board, but that is such a 20th century format.....
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Neighborhood Chat / Replacements for JHL after it's goan.
« Last post by lalochezia on November 21, 2021, 01:47:52 PM »
That should read "gone", not "goan" which would be delicious if JHlife was turned into a coconut curry. Alas....

I loathe facebook. Nextdoor seems scummy.

I recommend the somewhat moribund - for NOW - r/jacksonheights on reddit.

https://old.reddit.com/r/jacksonheights/
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by abcdefghijk on November 21, 2021, 12:35:42 PM »
To learn that some people see the world by only how fast they can ride their bike...(outside of the Tour de France)...
Completely regardless of anything else...

That such people exist...

...is yet again another excellent lesson to be thankful for... via this forum.



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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by JHResident on November 21, 2021, 12:28:23 PM »
Obey the traffic laws! That goes for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, e-bike riders, everyone.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by dssjh on November 21, 2021, 12:05:40 PM »
if one can't obey simple rules, one has no place in society. if you want to hit max speed, use the Jackie Robinson or Sheridan Expressway.

LOL, right, I was gunning for 68 mph on my hybrid, just to stick it to all those rule followers obeying the rules on the closed street of Jackson Heights ruled over by a self-appointed, self-regarding, self-righteous selfie taker.

if you can't figure out how to ride at 5 MPH, you're clearly not a very good cyclist -- even if you were able to buy a fancy two-wheeler. compensation, they call it.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Official DOT plans for 34th Avenue
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on November 21, 2021, 11:46:12 AM »
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5 mph on a bicycle?! You come on. That's pathetic,

Tell that to the tots on their bike gliders or with training wheels. OS is intended for leisure, not fast commuting. Anyone who wants to bike to get somewhere quickly can head on over to the bike lanes north of Northern Blvd. They are on a bike, so it won't take them long to get over there. The eBike delivery guys who use 34th Ave should slow it down or ride in regular traffic. Most those eBikes are practically motorcycles anyway. It would be nice to see the 115 out there regularly to issue warnings. I don't really want those delivery guys to get a ticket, but I would like them to get the message that they could eventually get one if they continue to break the 5 MPH rule.
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