Maurice Avenue is flat, straight and newly paved. There are no stop signs or stop lights for nearly a mile, making it the perfect spot for drag racing.
"They have spotters looking out for police. They have communication signs. They know how to trick the cops," resident Armand Czapkowski said.
"There are hundreds of people out here. Cars parked in the driveways. It's kind of scary. They're running rampant," Cawley said.
So with the help of council members Jimmy van Bramer and Elizabeth Crowley, residents in both Woodside and Maspeth are urging the department of transportation to put in speed humps, speed grooves, traffic lights and speed cameras.
They're passing around petitions hoping something gets done before someone is hurt or killed.
CBS 2 News and Fox 5 also covered the story.