Northern light: intersection gets new signal
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Pictured from left to right are Thomas S. Kim and Adam Kim of the Korean American Association of Queens, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo, Young Hwan Kim of the Murray Hill Merchant Association, and Robert Han of H&Y Marketplace.
Pictured from left to right are Thomas S. Kim and Adam Kim of the Korean American Association of Queens, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo, Young Hwan Kim of the Murray Hill Merchant Association, and Robert Han of H&Y Marketplace.
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The Department of Transportation will install a new traffic light at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and 150th Place in Flushing.

The intersection lies in a busy commercial corridor, where local businesses include the popular Korea Village, H&Y Supermarket, banks, and other retail establishments.

After its initial study, the city determined a traffic signal would be inappropriate at the location, so in March, Coundilman Peter Koo and State Seantor Toby Ann Stavisky met with DOT officials at the intersection to highlight how a traffic light would improve safety and congestion in the area.

“Without a doubt, this traffic signal will prevent accidents, reduce congestion, and save lives,” said Koo. “While it’s not often that the city changes its mind after deciding against a signal, after seeing firsthand the problems that exist here, we are happy to see that the city put common sense safety first.”

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