Daily News from New York, New York on September 28, 1990 · 7
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Daily News from New York, New York · 7

New York, New York
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Friday, September 28, 1990
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Friday, September 2d, "1990- ' "w f S?f ' rs3R MitYiw S " T ' f fi 5 "- ?t W 5 ' By MIKE SANTANGELO Daily News Staff Writer A carpenter who wanted to get involved in the fight against crime led a pickup posse of five New Yorkers who caught a knife-wielding suspect in a murder at rush hour at Lexington Ave. and 23d St yesterday. Pedro Rivera, 29, of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, said he was angry when he saw James Dadura, 33, of St James, L.I., fatally stabbed in the , chest about 7:40 a.m. by a man Rivera said was twice his size. i Cops identified the man with the knife as Fernandez Hill,' 32, of E. 138th St Hill and Dadura knew each other from a local methadone treatment clinic. . " 1 chased him' t "I'd heard the mayor talk about getting, involved and I heard the police commissioner say the cops can't do it on their own, so I chased him," said Rivera, who was on his way to work at a DeMilo Construction Co. site at First Ave. and 23d St ! "That guy, he was twice his size and could have beat him in any fight I didn't think it was fair. I guess I just wanted to get involved," said the 5-foot-6 carpenter. L It was the third time this week the Daily News has reported fed-up New Yorkers fighting back against crime, i Rivera, wearing a white Construction helmet he calls his "good guy hat," took off up Lexington Ave., then west on 24th St after Hill, who police said was brandishing a knife. 1 "I kept yelling to people," Rivera said.-A man ran out of a building and grabbed the knife-wield-er by the collar and "slowed him down enough for me to get him," Rivera said. Park Ave. end The chase ended on the center divider at Park Ave. South and 24th St Hill is charged with second-degree murder, assault and possession of a weapon. After spending much of the day talking to detectives, Rivera finally got back to work about 3:30 p.m. "Don't worry," a foreman told him, "the boss said you get paid for the day. Now go home." nnn (Mm nnn n . . ww im mmMm n cr-pO U 1 . . - - ' , . wsmi j "Til By JOEL SIEGEL QUEENS-BOUND TRAINS: Endangered species? ButNo. 7train isn't affected. bobwrosmiuodaii.ynws 0 statioes redlieed By OWEN FITZGERALD Daily News Staff Writer ' About 30 subway stations have been tagged as crime prone and potentially dangerous for passengers in a survey disclosed yesterday by two city councilwomen and transit advocacy groups. The councilwomen complained of Transit Authority inaction in taking inexpensive steps to correct dangerous condiions. 'There have been a lot of serious crimes, rapes and. other kinds of crime in subway stations and the Transit Authority has done nothing," said Councilwoman Carol Greitzer (D-Manhattan). She said the TA should use "common sense" by plainly; posting closed exits, closing unsafe passageways, and replacing cagelike turnstiles. Councilwoman June Eis-land (D-Bronx), chairwoman of the Council's transportation committee, said simply placing mirrors to improve visibility in blind spots would aid riders. The two councilwomen co-. operated in the survey with the Security Assessment for Emergency Transit Action group and the Committee for I Better Transit A spokesman for the Transit Authority said the survey would be studied. The crime-prone stations cited in the survey are: MmkattM - Spring St. aad Eighth Av 23d St. and Park Ava. South, 7ta St. aad Broadway, I8tfe St. aad SiK Ava 2Sta at. aad Savaata Aa-, Fartoa St. complax af foar station, Charca. aad First Ava Chaaihara St. aad World Trada carrtar, 14ta St. aad Slxta A valuta St. aad Eight Ava. Qaaaaa - MyrUa and Wycfcoff Avas rrasa Pond Road, Faraat Ava, SM Drtva aad S4th Road, Oraad Ava, Par aan Btvd. Jaatalea Cantar. Brooklyn - Kings Highway (N Una), Kings Highway (F Uaa), natbaih Ava. ' 0RT), Savaoth Ava. (F Uaa). Branx Jackson Station (IOT Dyra Ava. (5 Uaa), 225th St. a Btaadaay (1 t S Unas), Grand Coaoaaraa aad 170th St.(DUaak Daily News Staff Wmer The Transit Authority will " save $11 million, but some riders are expected to be inconvenienced, as subway service changes take effect on nine lines Sunday. Facing a potential $250 mil- " lion deficit in 1991, the TA is making many of the changes as part of an ongoing review of operations to cut costs. New maps have been printed and are supposed to be available at token booths. In a major change saving $1.35 million, the B train will no longer run between Rockefeller Center and 168th ' St after 8:15 p.m. and before 6:45 a.m. Instead, the B trains will terminate at 21st St, Long Island City. Its riders on the upper West Side will have to take the C train. The C, however, will stop running an hour earlier, at 11 p.m. But the A will become a local in Manhattan one hour earlier, at 11 p.m. Three stops chopped - In another cutback, "week- end J service from Queens and Brooklyn will terminate at Canal St instead of three stops down the line at Broad St. in Manhattan, saving $400,000. Express service returns to the N line for the first time since 1986, reducing the travel time from Bay Ridge," Brooklyn, to 34th St, Manhattan, by 17 minutes. And the R will run more frequently from Brooklyn during the morning rush, the TA prom-, ises. The N express is returning because of a year-long halt to work on the Manhattan Bridge, allowing the TA to use all four tracks on the span, a spokesman said. For the first time in de- cades, only one Queens Blvd. line the E will operate between Queens and Manhattan in the late-night hours. Instead, G trains will replace the R between Queens Plaza and 179th St -Jamaica from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The R. will be reduced to a shuttle in the late-night running between 36th and 95th Sts. in Brooklyn. The R also will terminate at 71st St and Continental Ave. instead of 179th St in Jamaica weekdays from 9:30 am. to 3 p.m. and evenings after 8:20 p.m. The F train will become a local for the seven, stops between 71st and 179th Sts. in Queens. Additional Manhattan-bound E trains will depart from Jamaica Center during the morning rush. But three Manhattan-bound morning E trains along the Queens Blvd.; line will become Manhattan-bound F trains. V

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