Long-awaited construction work on the busy roadway was to begin Aug. 19, DOT signs announced.
The MTA has been brainstorming options after several high-profile subway deaths.
The new zone will reduce speeds by 10 mph and add speed bumps and signage to the area.
Parents say P.S. 38's playground has left several children injured and is filled with trash and condoms.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said school safety officers focus on ushering students to safety.
Bloomberg estimated that between 200 and 300 homes will eventually have to be bulldozed.
Police have ramped up patrols and added spotlights to make neighborhoods left in the dark more secure.
The DOB is sending inspectors into Zone A buildings to determine whether they are safe to reoccupy.
Water has been given an extra shot of chlorine, but is safe to drink, Bloomberg said.
The new plan is expected to improve the park's safety between pedestrians and cyclists.
Riders are more concerned about their personal safety at night, a new survey finds.
Students at the High School for Arts and Businesses painted a mural aimed at slowing down drivers.
This Saturday, DOT will close part of Newtown Avenue in Astoria to create a temporary pedestrian plaza.
Ten MTA workers were charged with tampering with public records.
Peter Vallone wants the DOT to create emergency lanes on Queens Boulevard.
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