(NAPSI)—While most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based on their potential to in_crease blood glucose (blood sugar), as the glycemic response is the measure of the impact of a particular food on blood sugar. Foods with faster rates of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates cause blood sugar levels to increase more quickly than those with lower glycemic response, when glucose is released slowly into blood.
Seeing Hollywood horror classics and family-friendly movies in Southeast Queens this summer won’t mean having to deal with sticky floors and $9 sodas.
A Better Jamaica is bringing back its Classic Film Fridays program to Rufus King Park for a sixth straight year.
Calling the use of illegal clothing bins for profit “a disgusting practice,” Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) said Friday he is introducing legislation in Albany that should put a halt to the operation.
At a press conference Friday outside the gates of the historic Lawrence Cemetery in Bayside, Braunstein pointed to a large pink metal bin that purports to collect clothes for the poor placed illegally on city property.
(BPT) - Between sports gear, homework assignments, mobile device chargers and social media contacts, kids have a lot to keep track of these days – just like grown-ups. While few kids seem to be born with the ability to be organized, most learn organizational skills over time. Parents are the key to instilling these practices. With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life.
Clive Dawkins of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team quizzes members about having emergency “go bags” at a recent meeting of Community Board 13.
The city’s Office of Emergency Management last month published updated hurricane evacuation zones.
And while adjustments are slight from ones prepared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, OEM has been spending the last few weeks getting the message out about the new maps, and precautions Queens residents should exercise before a storm hits.
The results of the long-awaited environmental study of 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale, the site of a proposed 125-family homeless shelter, have been released by the Department of Homeless Services.
To the chagrin of many shelter opponents, the project is moving forward as planned.
We urge Congress to fufill President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion to address the unprecedented crisis the United States faces on its southern border, where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, including a wave of children never seen before, have been trying to make it into the country.
The border is the focus of the emergency, but its repercussions are or will be felt across the country, including here in Queens. Though they’re arriving illegally, most of those who get into the United States will never be deported, by the government’s own admission. They’re being dispersed all over the nation and surely many will end up here, where immigrants both legal and illegal make up a larger share of the population than just about anywhere else.
Gov. Cuomo called for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the unions representing more than 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers to get back to the bargaining table after Congress announced in Wednesday that it would not intervene to end a pending strike.
The four unions, which conductors and track workers, car inspectors, maintenance and repair workers and others, have been without a contract since 2010.
(NAPSI)—Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you’re in peak health—but you could be missing a vital part of the equation.
The New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision that the Bloomberg administration exceeded its authority by passing a ban on large sugary beverages in 2012 last Thursday.
The Portion Cap Rule spearheaded by former Mayor Bloomberg and supported by current Mayor de Blasio states that certain food establishments may not sell, offer or provide a sugary drink in a cup or container that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
Loud, overcrowded parties in residential neighborhoods once again will be under a microscope this summer in the NYPD’s 105th Precinct.
Civic and elected officials on Monday formally kicked off the second year of the Summer Noise Task Force, which is aimed at keeping neighborhoods free of gatherings that proliferate to the size of block parties and often have music blaring through commercial-sized speakers.
CUNY didn’t have to look far to find a new president for Queens College. Felix Matos-Rodriguez, president of Hostos Community College, a CUNY school in the Bronx, was named late Monday to take the reins at the Flushing school.
Matos-Rodriguez, 52, succeeds James Muyskens, who resigned in December to return to teaching. He was president for 11 years, and an interim leader, Evangelos Gizis, has been in pace since he left.
Today, the New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision that the Bloomberg administration exceeded its authority by passing a ban on large sugary beverages in 2012.
Last week, Community Board 1 unanimously voted against the building proposal for development of Astoria Cove unless the developers agree to several conditions it laid out.
It was deemed a victory by many of the union workers and affordable housing advocates in attendance.
Avonte’s Law, a bill proposed by Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr. (D-Brooklyn), was brought before the Education Committee on Thursday and almost every speaker and councilmember seemed on board, except the Department of Education.
“We have some concerns,” DOE deputy chancellor Kathleen Grimm said.
Proposed legislation drafted by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) seeks to give the government more leeway in dealing with abandoned homes, including the roughly five dozen that exist in South Queens and the Rockaways, according to his office.
A byproduct of the foreclosure crisis that was exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy, abandoned homes have become a major problem recently, attracting squatters, creating unsafe conditions and lowering the curb appeal of neighborhoods.
The defunct Parkway Hospital site is up for auction yet again! The Jasper Venture Group, a Manhattan-based real estate investment firm, had announced plans to build luxury condos at the location in May, which was auctioned off to 70-35 113th Street LLC in January. However, the developer declined to discuss the current situation.
An employee of councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) saw the site listed for an auction on July 11, in a real estate publication. The councilwoman’s office has not heard from the developer or Joseph Risi, the Queens Supreme Court-appointed referee, according to Michael Cohen, a spokesman for Kozlowitz. Cohen said he was “not surprised” to see it up for auction again.
On June 9, Queens Community Board 7 passed a resolution that originated in the CB 7 Health Committee that encouraged owners and landlords of new multifamily housing to create smokefree housing units and to establish a smokefree environment wherever possible. This resolution is not a statement suggesting that people who smoke cannot live in these apartments; rather it is similar to existing restrictions where the indoor air is shared with others and smoking is not acceptable.
I proposed this resolution to the Health Committee after Community Board 2 in Staten Island took a similar step several months ago.
I commend those who supported it, and those who felt it did not go far enough in making the public health statement that every city resident has the right to breathe smokefree air where they reside.
Smokefree multiple housing is the way of the future and is becoming commonplace in other parts of the country. This transition is occurring because of the recognition that nonsmokers are involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke, a recognized class A carcinogen responsible for nearly 50,000 annual deaths.
I encourage other residents in apartments to tell your landlords, community boards and elected officials you have a right to breathe smokefree air where you reside.