23 February 2001, New York Daily News:
The Boulevard of Death nearly claimed two transit cops yesterday when a motorist broadsided their patrol car on the notorious Queens roadway as they tried to change a flat tire, police say.
10 June 2001, New York Times, pg. 47:
Elsewhere in the city, the war on jaywalking came and went, but it is alive and well on Queens Boulevard where in late January police began an aggressive crackdown on jaywalking in an effort to stop a rash of pedestrian deaths.
A total of 73 people have been struck and killed by cars since 1993 on the boulevard, which is 10 lanes wide at some parts, earning it the nickname Boulevard of Death.