Little did we know last week, when we wrote in this space that anti-cop attitudes can only harm the city, the horrific form in which that concern would come to manifest itself.
Police officers assassinated, killed in a flash by an assailant they probably never even saw. On the street. In broad daylight. By a piece of human garbage who planned the act, who tried to tell as many people as he could that he was going to do it. And then did.
I recently read the “Select Bus Service will make Woodhaven worse” op-ed in the Chronicle (Dec. 18). As a small business owner and a bus rider, I know firsthand how dangerous and congested Woodhaven Boulevard can be. My employees who live along the corridor suffer from long and unpredictable commutes on a daily basis, as do I.
I attended the DOT-MTA community meeting last month, where the concepts for SBS along Woodhaven Boulevard were introduced. I was pleased to see that SBS would not only reduce congestion along the corridor, but it would improve travel experiences for bus riders and drivers. Other SBS routes that have been implemented in New York City over the years have created shorter commutes and have reduced bottlenecks to eliminate delays.
In addition, the street redesigns that the DOT and MTA are proposing in the SBS concepts for Woodhaven Boulevard would mitigate many dangerous conditions along the corridor, making it safer for pedestrians and drivers.
Many of the 30,000 commuters who ride the bus along Woodhaven Boulevard every day lack the resources to travel by car. They deserve better transit options than what is currently available, and SBS could be the solution. For bus riders, for drivers, for pedestrians — SBS could be the solution we’ve been waiting for.
Financial assistance for Sandy-affected residents who must move into temporary housing while their homes are being repaired under the city’s Build it Back program is just one of multiple storm relief initiatives that are included in a federally funded $4.21 billion recovery plan, city officials announced last Friday.
“As we continue to build back a stronger and more resilient city after Sandy, it’s critical that we make every impacted family and small business whole again — and ensure they’re better protected next time they need to be,” Mayor de Blasio said in a written statement.
Tuscany, a region in central Italy, is well known for its culture and traditional foods. But you don’t have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to taste the cuisine.
That’s because a Howard Beach deli is keeping the tradition of Tuscan food alive with hearty, home-cooked dishes.
Sadly, the children of Woodhaven lost their nursery school teacher +they loved so much, their Miss Judy Graves, who passed away last week.
Ask any Woodhavenite if he or she attended, or their children or grandchildren attended St. Luke’s Nursery School. They knew our Miss Judy. This lady nurtured these children in her teaching with her warm, caring way. Miss Judy had a commitment to her home of Woodhaven and our little ones. She also had, as the French say a “joie de vivre” ( a joy of living).
I had known Miss Judy for many years and her son when he was very young. Little did I know that her son Sean would become a very important part of our Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. staff for many years. Miss Judy accomplished much in her lifetime, earning the gratitude and love of her little students and having a son to be proud of — a son whom she raised so well, even though she raised him alone, being left a young widow. Sean is such an intelligent, fine young man and a credit to our community of Woodhaven.
To our much loved, No. 1 Woodhaven nursery school teacher, our Miss Judy, we will all young and old miss you.
Two Astoria men and a business owner there were charged with being part of an international heroin pipeline spanning from New York to Mexico that involved six other people, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said on Thursday.
Ajay Carter, 38, and Miguel Tormo, 42, were both charged with first- and third- degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for their alleged part in the international pipeline. Their bail was set at $5 million bond or $2.5 million in cash.
The trade rumor that just won’t seem to die is the potential exchange of Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets for either Zack Wheeler or Noah Syndergaard, or perhaps even both in an expanded deal.
I can’t understand why the Mets would even contemplate this deal. I have a lot of respect for what Tulowitzki has accomplished in his career, but he is injury prone and has a long-term contract that comes with an obligation north of $100 million. That figure alone should have team CEO Fred Wilpon ending any thoughts about seeing him in a Mets uniform.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a federal lawsuit last Monday alleging that the owners of six Queens Papa John’s pizzerias violated state labor laws by significantly underpaying their employees.
“Like every other business in New York, fast food employers must follow the law,” Schneiderman said in a written statement announcing the lawsuit. “Employers must pay for all hours worked — without shaving hours and without rounding down.”
A city bill regulating the use of drones has been proposed by Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), who is optimistic it will move forward quickly.
Another drone bill in the hopper has been proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan). His would completely ban private drones, with the only exceptions for police and law enforcement with a warrant.
In response to Long Island City resident objections, Councilman and Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) has drafted new legislation that would increase the public’s involvement with future community art projects.
The Percent for Art program, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, is a city initiative to place pieces of art in various communities for residents to enjoy.
When the Chronicle staff first set out to fill the wish lists of 1,500 children in five shelters, they knew it was going to be a tall order.
With the number of homeless children on the rise and one of the newest shelters, The Boulevard Family Residence, having opened nearby in Elmhurst, the Chronicle wanted to ensure as many children as possible could have a happy and spirited Christmas — just like the ones celebrated by those more fortunate around the city.
Who would have thought St. John’s would have been 10-1 by the time Santa Claus comes to town?
I’m sure even the most diehard Red Storm fan or most optimistic pundit is at least a little surprised at how the season has played out thus far.
(NewsUSA) - They can outperform boys in school, will probably live longer than their male counterparts and, according to the Financial Times, are forecast to outnumber men as millionaires by 2020 in the UK So, why are there still so few women entrepreneurs around the world?
(NAPSI)—People start businesses every day. Life is full of opportunities, and pursuing the American Dream of business ownership is one of them. But ask yourself—do you personally have what it takes to run a business?
Many people have ideas that could be great but they fail to take action. Entrepreneurs arise when they fix the gap between a problem and a solution. Business owners make things happen. (NAPS)
(BPT) - The Millennial generation encompasses the employees who will be tomorrow’s leaders in America’s companies. In just 10 years, they’ll make up 75 percent of the workforce. This generation of college graduates – buried under student-loan debt and entry-level income – is looking for ways to engage in the workplace and climb out of the recession that has plagued its members in recent years.
(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.
(BPT) - Latina moms juggle many priorities. You are entrepreneurs growing businesses, community leaders advocating for change, and still caring for children, parents and spouses who all rely on you for guidance and support. As part of this role you also need to make sure your children are embracing their culture, exploring new opportunities, and preparing for their future.
(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?
(BPT) - Each year the restaurant industry is full of vibrant change. To better understand what is trending on restaurant menus in 2015, the National Restaurant Association surveyed professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation to get their insight into what food, cuisines, beverages and culinary themes will be hot in 2015.
(BPT) - The pressure to prepare for the holidays can be intense – decorating your home, wrapping gifts, preparing family meals…
Two Astoria men and an Astoria business owner were charged with being part of an international heroin pipeline spanning from New York to Mexico that involved six other people, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said on Thursday.
(NewsUSA) - In case you haven't noticed, the indoor trampoline industry is booming with new arenas opening throughout the U.S. Not just because they're loads of fun (of course they are), but because it's something families can do together, while enjoying activities like dodge ball, basketball or even exercise classes.