In addition to the free coach bus service to and from Manhattan, Resorts World Casino New York City has opened new shuttle bus service to North Brooklyn.
Utilizing the smaller shuttle vehicles, the new service that kicked off last month makes three stops: one at the intersection of Union and Metropolitan avenues; a second at the intersection of Lorimer Street and Broadway, both in Williamsburg; and a third at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick.
The Center for the Women of New York will hold its annual luncheon on April 26 at noon at Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Cheryl Wills, anchor at NY1, will receive Women of Distinction awards.
(NAPSI)—She’s a nurturer, confidante, role model—it’s difficult to use just one word to describe the love of a mom. From daily challenges to momentous occasions, she’s been there every step of the way. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to express how you feel and celebrate mom for who she is.
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Global Art Project for Peace Exhibition and The Potter’s Wheel Artists Exhibit: “Off the Wall,” Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens, Apr. 2-22; opening reception Wed. Apr. 2, 6-10 p.m. Contact: (718) 849-3939.
Now that Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan has hired “The Lord of the Rings,” Phil Jackson, to be the new Knicks president (he has six NBA championship rings as head coach of the Chicago Bulls; five in the same role for the Los Angeles Lakers; and a pair as a bench player for the Knicks), and has promised to grant him as much autonomy as an owner can, it will be interesting to see whether the media will finally stop bashing Dolan.
At the Jackson press conference, Dolan acknowledged that he has been far from adept at running a basketball team. The most obvious bad decision on his part was firing Donnie Walsh as the team’s general manager without having a suitable replacement ready to take his place. The reason for Walsh’s ouster was that he did not want to give up a king’s ransom to get Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. Given Anthony’s outstanding play since coming to the Knicks, it’s easy to understand Dolan’s desire to meet Denver’s asking price three years ago.
More than 50 former employees of Resorts World Casino New York City who were laid off in January when the Aqueduct Buffet abruptly shut down have teamed up to file a class-action lawsuit against the casino, saying Resorts World violated federal and state laws.
The suit was filed not long after the layoffs in federal District Court in Brooklyn and amended March 17 with 56 more plantiffs’ names.
“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resorts World Casino New York City is hosting what it calls the “first of its kind hip-hop concert in Queens” this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the genre that has become one of the most successful of the rock era.
“Legends of Hip-Hop Vol. 1” will bring notable artists from the genre to the casino at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. on Saturday, March 15 for a concert beginning at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Resorts World Casino New York City announced Feb. 26 a $100,000 donation to City Harvest to fight hunger across the city, during the casino’s first annual Mid-Winter Taste event to benefit City Harvest, featuring food, wine, and cocktails from New York’s most popular eateries.
The $100,000 contribution came through Resorts World’s charitable giving program —Resorts World Gives — an organization committed to improving communities and helping those in need throughout the city.
The words “commute” and “New York City” usually make one think of squeaky, dirty, crowded subway cars snaking through tunnels and along elevated rails. Or perhaps one conjures up thoughts of passengers packed into buses like sardines or jockeying for room under bus shelters. Some, especially out here in Queens, may think of a commute as idling on a packed highway in a car.
One thing that most New Yorkers may not think of — unless maybe you’re from Staten Island — is boats.
World Premiere Wrestling will hold a charity wrestling event at Resorts World Casino New York City this Saturday night, March 8.
“Resurrection” will feature a long set list of wrestling favorites who will compete in the ring on the casino’s Central Park events floor.
Resorts World must rehire or find new jobs for the 175 workers it laid off recently without prior notice, who cooked and served at the buffet. We were informed that they just shut the buffet and let the workers go because it was losing money, although the price had increased to $40 a plate.
Whereas we are grateful that these workers were told that they will receive between one and five weeks of severance pay, along with a package that includes unused sick and vacation days and four months of family medical coverage, we demand to know how many have been rehired, since the casino assured the Hotel Trades Council, the union that represents these workers, that it will let them apply for any open positions.
We have always worked with Resorts World as a job creator, not a job killer, and while we appreciate the fact that it has created many jobs and brought revenue that goes to public schools across the state, these local workers must be given jobs to feed their families.
Resorts World has brought phenomenal profits to its owners since it opened, and our community has contributed to its growth. Its exponential expansion has, and will always affect our community, in both positive and negative ways. As a community advocate and district leader who serves the Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill area, I again join forces with state Sens. Joe Addabbo Jr. and James Sanders and call on Resorts World to give more jobs to our community, and to rehire these suffering workers.
We have reached out successfully to management to help the community with jobs. Many residents were painfully displaced when the Aqueduct Flea Market was closed after decades of existence, a casualty of Resorts World’s expansion. Many have since been given jobs there.
Resorts World should, and can, do more. Some of these job applicants are regulars and are part of the loyal base of gamers who have helped Resorts World earn millions. Hiring policies and data must be made more open and accessible to all, and more information about job vacancies and hires should be made public to the surrounding communities.
Aqueduct Race Track is not getting its fair share, one official is arguing, and he has a plan to force the state to focus on the dilapidated South Ozone Park venue.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) has introduced legislation that would force the New York Racing Association to use capital funds paid for with tax revenue specifically from Resorts World Casino New York City to pay for maintaining and fixing up Aqueduct Race Track’s grandstand and course.
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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.
Several more people have come forward to say that they paid in full for parties at the shuttered La Bella Vita catering hall only to have the owners take their money and run.
La Bella Vita, the popular Ozone Park catering hall at 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., abruptly closed last month after nearly three decades in business. After the closure, several people came forward to say they had paid for parties at the hall that were suddenly canceled and their money was not refunded. One of those included a holiday party for the Queens workers of the city Housing Authority.
Resorts World Casino New York City closed its Aqueduct Buffet this week, causing roughly 175 employees to lose their jobs.
Nearly 200 workers were laid off from Resorts World Casino New York City after the facility’s Aqueduct Buffet restaurant shut down this past weekend.
“We have made the difficult decision to close the Aqueduct Buffet, which never caught on with our customers and has consistently lost money,” said casino President Ed Farrell in a statement. “We sincerely regret the impact this closure has on the buffet’s employees and are working closely with the Hotel Trades Council to ease this transition.”
The heavy rain and high winds did not dampen the holiday spirits at Resorts World Casino New York City on Nov. 26.
Celebrating its third holiday season in business, the casino held its annual tree lighting. The tree stands 40 feet tall inside the casino’s main entrance foyer. It is fully decorated with 1,500 ornaments, 5,400 feet of ribbon and 6,500 LED lights. Festive decorations, including gift boxes and oversized Christmas ornaments, surround the tree.
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.
A woman allegedly left her daughter at the gift shop at Resorts World Casino New York City last weekend while she gambled.
The woman, identified by police as Carol Grandison, a resident of Queens, is accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at Resorts World’s gift shop unattended on Saturday morning.