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(BPT) - Whether you’re personalizing a new home or revitalizing an old room, the start of spring is when newly imagined spaces become do-it-yourself realities.
(BPT) - At a certain age, kids stop listening to their parents on all topics except for one. Money.
A mass robber terrorizing Ridgewood over the last few weeks is finally off the streets after being arrested in Brooklyn last Wednesday, according to 104th Precinct Capt. Christopher Manson.
At a media briefing held at the precinct last week, Manson announced that he believes Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Menahan Street in Bushwick is the man behind the string of five knifepoint robberies within the 104th Precinct between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
Dust off the old 10-speed Huffy; bike lanes are coming to Ridgewood this year.
After years of surveying and studying by the Department of City Planning and unanimous support from Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee, CB 5 voted 29-5 in favor of the implementation of 9.5 miles of bike routes throughout Ridgewood at it’s Feb. 12 meeting.
By the time snow starts falling next winter, Glendale may be introducing another sanctuary for pedestrians.
Plans have been finalized for the creation of a pedestrian plaza at the location of the Glendale Memorial Triangle at the intersections of Cooper and Myrtle avenues and 70th Street, with completion targeted for the 2015 holiday season.
One of Queens’ longest-running controversies is the fate of the decaying, abandoned Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch from Rego Park to Ozone Park (the somewhat misleading name signified that the line hooked up with what is now the subway system’s Rockaway branch at its southern end).
As is the case for other abandoned railway lines throughout the country, the conflict pits those who want to make the roadbed into a nature trail or park against transit advocates who wish to reinstitute rail (or subway) service.
Finding the right Valentine’s Day present for someone special is never an easy chore. Here are some gift ideas that should add a touch of romance not just for February 14 but for anytime of the year.
You cannot think of Valentine’s Day without thinking of flowers, and it’s hard to think of flowers without thinking of 1-800Flowers, the company founded and still run by Woodside-native Jim McCann. While floral arrangements are still the company’s main source of income, it has expanded its lines to include food gift baskets and oversized teddy bears.
Bike lanes on the streets of Ridgewood and Glendale are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee voted 14-0 on Tuesday to recommend that the full board, at its February meeting, approve of adding 9.5 miles of bike routes, known as Phase 1, to the area this summer.
If it has wheels, it made headlines.
Issues involving bicycles, illegal motor scooters, out-of-control SUVs, striking school bus drivers and pungent trash trains all made their way onto the Chronicle’s pages in 2013.
The ongoing recovery from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy dominated life in South Queens for most of 2013 and was a factor in many other big stories, from the future of the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line to the election battle between Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and his Democratic opponent Lew Simon.
But South Queens also dealt with a wide array of other issues in 2013, from crime at Forest Park to internal strife on Community Board 9.
The air is cleaner, the food is healthier and the environment is greener than ever before in the modern era in New York City. And the credit for that goes to Mayor Bloomberg more than to any other individual.
Bloomberg, whose very name suggests an unspoiled environment — it means “flower hill” in German — has from the start of his administration done everything possible to encourage or outright force people to live healthier lives, while at the same time making the world around them healthier too.
Howard Beach residents packed the 106th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ozone Park on Dec. 11 demanding more police in response to two recent gunpoint carjackings and a spike in robberies.
Police said that on Nov. 26 at 11 p.m. on 91st Street and 159th Avenue, one block west of Cross Bay Boulevard, a gunman carjacked a man and stole his white Porsche Cayenne. Two weeks earlier another driver was carjacked a block away.
The government doesn’t care.
That is what Green Power E-Bike owner Daniel Zhou says when asked about the recent citywide ban on all motor scooters and electric bikes.
Police say a Richmond Hill man found dead in his home last week was murdered.
Noel Hildago, 58, was discovered unconscious with trauma to his head inside of 108-08 Jamaica Ave. on Dec. 4 at 3:40 p.m. He was declared dead at the scene.
Spin City Cycle owner Jimmy Yeh, left, and Ioshi Dussek pose in front of the store’s Christmas tree and some of the bicycles they hope to sell this holiday season. Yeh says he is marking all models from 2013 and earlier up to 20 percent off.
There is no need to jump on a subway bound for the tourist-laden Manhattan streets to shop for your loved ones this holiday season.
Some of the best deals with the most personable customer service won’t be found on Madison Avenue or Broadway. Instead, they can be found right here on the busy streets of Forest Hills and Rego Park.
Carbon fiber has received quite a bit of attention lately, primarily due to its extensive use in Boeing’s high-tech, lighter weight 787 Dreamliner airplanes. But most Americans likely will experience this modern material in a more down-to-earth vehicle, now that automakers increasingly are turning to carbon fiber when planning and building new cars.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to buying your youngster a new bike, AAA's Rhonda Shah says it's vital that you find one that's the proper size.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans have a warm spot in their hearts for a warm spot on the map—the Caribbean island of Aruba—especially during wintertime.
A spike last month in robberies, larcenies and auto thefts in the 106th Precinct was confirmed by the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, at the Nov. 13 Community Council meeting.
NYPD crime statistics for the 28-day period ending Nov. 3 showed that robberies in the precinct jumped by 38 percent, grand larcenies rose 47 percent and auto thefts went up 61 percent compared to last year. However, those numbers include comparison to the week after Hurricane Sandy last year when there was very little crime.
Crime Prevention Officer Anthony Lo Verme of the 109th Precinct in Flushing reminds residents that it is no longer legal to operate an electric bicycle in the city.
The City Council passed the law in April. It went into effect on Monday.
A second arrest in less than a month for illegal trafficking of contraband cigarettes was made in Flushing last week.
This time, the seller allegedly used an electric bicycle to peddle his wares of Asian and American smokes from his home.
A year ago this week, Jonathan and Michael Manta’s lives were turned completely upside down. Their home near Charles Park in Howard Beach was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They were forced out of their home for several weeks. A neighbor of theirs died in her house.
“It was really traumatic for them,” the boys’ father Constantin Manta said.
The latest buzz going around the upscale Crescents section of Rego Park concerns the rather ominous-looking nests which have appeared in the area, with at least three right on the outskirts of PS 174. Are they homes to hornets or plain ol’ everyday yellow jackets? Should they be removed or left alone?
Well, they certainly look like hornets’ nests, typically inverted tear-drop-shaped, volleyball-sized structures attached to trees just out of human reach. But some of the insects seen entering and exiting appear to have the coloring that suggests something else.