(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
If you think fall means putting away your trowel and rake, think again. Preparing the garden for the winter as well as next spring is an important part of planning for its future.
And just because the days are getting shorter and cooler doesn’t mean you should overlook fall planting of vegetable crops that will be ready to harvest long before Thanksgiving.
Sept. 4, Thursday SCHOOL SESSIONS BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS. (Partial day for prekindergarten.)
The Global Supermarket in Jackson Heights has a bit of a rat problem.
Since January, union workers of Local 338 and Local 342 have been protesting Mohammad Haque, the store’s owner, for not rehiring employees who were fired two weeks before Christmas when the then-Trade Fair was unexpectedly sold to Haque.
(NAPSI)—A new movie offers a fresh take on the eternal struggle to find love, success and the perfect cup of coffee.
The 103rd Precinct went all-out for its celebration at Rufus King Park on Tuesday night.
There was a long line for burgers and hot dogs, which were distributed by the young “explorers,” children in a police-run community service organization. Children ran around with butterflies painted on their faces by Cupcake the Clown and played games, including nock-hockey and had some fun with hula-hoops. A DJ played music that carried throughout the park and some attendees danced to it. Several community organizations distributed flyers and information about services for residents.
(BPT) - Tommy Kent was an average 19-year-old who loved life and surfing. When he developed flu-like symptoms, no one could have guessed that this otherwise healthy teen would enter the hospital at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and lose his young life by 12:50 a.m. on Christmas to a disease called meningococcal meningitis.
(Family Features) You've found the perfect neighborhood and the ideal new house for your family. But before you can settle in and begin making your new surroundings feel like home, you have to cross one more dreaded hurdle: moving day.
Woodhaven’s new Christmas tree on Forest Parkway has died.
It never was a bad little tree, but Woodhaven’s new Christmas tree, which replaced the community’s iconic 27-year-old evergreen that was taken down by Hurricane Sandy’s winds, needed more than just a little love.
Planted in January, the tree did not thrive in its location on Forest Parkway near Jamaica Avenue, according to Maria Thomson, executive director of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, and died in the past few weeks.
Chuck Jones wasn’t the only person to draw and direct cartoons with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote.
But he and the characters went on to become legends together, and through Jan. 19, the Museum of the Moving Image will host an exhibition of Jones’ works, original rough sketches and thoughts on animation and the creative process.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a cool scoop. If you are looking for a way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month—which is July—and chill out on National Ice Cream Day in particular, which happens to be this Sunday, why not give some love to that all-American favorite, Rocky Road?
In 2003, a British newspaper writing about the surprise Academy Award victory for actor Adrien Brody described him as being from “Woodhaven, a New York City suburb about ten kilometers east of Manhattan.”
They were wrong of course — Woodhaven is a neighborhood within, not a suburb of, New York City — but anyone who has been to the community could easily forgive their mistake.
Not every Queens neighborhood has a nationally known landmark like the West Side Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills or the Unisphere in Flushing.
And while Glendale may not be a tourist destination that draws thousands of people to its streets, its approximately 55,000 residents know the neighborhood’s respectable blue-collar work ethic and history of immigrant success make the area one of the city’s more historical hidden gems.
The statue at the Bellmore Knights of Columbus Council of the Virgin Mary was decapitated last week. According to members of the council this is the fifth time the statue has been vandalized and last Christmas their Nativity scene was desecrated.
As a past Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 in Douglaston, I am appalled and outraged upon this attack on our Catholic faith. I hope and pray that these evildoers are brought to justice for this most egregious act. In addition, this council had provided food and shelter after Hurricane Sandy for those in need. As was said by Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, “This attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths.” I wholeheartedly agree. These attacks on our faith must come to a halt.
Nestled in the small and rather residential community of Glendale on 77th Street is a new, unlikely neighbor.
The street, mostly populated with houses, isn’t welcoming a family or a newly married couple, it’s welcoming a brewery.
Families in Lindenwood spent most of last Thursday cleaning out their basements and trying to salvage what they could after a storm dumped more than five inches of rain over Queens on April 30, causing a flash flood to hit the community.
Last week’s floods took the neighborhood, located alongside Spring and Ralph creeks — tributaries of Jamaica Bay — by surprise. Though the area was hit by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge in 2012, it was not affected as badly as the rest of Howard Beach. That made last week’s flood even more surprising.
Some residents said that it was worse than Sandy.
Numerous families in the Lindenwood section of Howard Beach spent most of Thursday cleaning out their basements and trying to salvage what they could after a storm dumped more than five inches of rain over Queens on Wednesday.
Spring is in full bloom on Woodhaven’s main commercial strip, Jamaica Avenue.
The Woodhaven Business Improvement District held its spring promotion over the weekend, featuring a performance by the Beatles cover band “Plastic Soul,” left, who stopped to chat with WBID staff and the Easter Bunny.