The developers of a controversial senior housing project being proposed on land at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center have been asked to take another crack at compromising with their prospective neighbors in Queens Village.
The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday extended the public hearing for the Indian Cultural Community Center to Nov. 25, according to Richard Hellenbrecht, the land use chairman of Community Board 13. He attended a portion of the hearing in Manhattan.
A recent mugging in Forest Park, a new residential home in the area and restoration of a collapsed building on Jamaica Avenue were among the top issues on the table as the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association held its monthly meeting on Sept. 18 at American Legion Post 118 in Woodhaven.
Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, announced that the neighborhood experienced a “pretty good summer,” then addressed an incident that occurred around 6 p.m. in Forest Park on Sept. 16.
The most diverse county in the country last week celebrated with 62 people from 17 countries as they became Americans.
All gathered under a large canopy on Sept. 17 at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica and took the Oath of Allegiance making them this country’s newest citizens.
Last week baseball commissioner Bud Selig made his final visit to Citi Field before he retires early next year. While many Mets fans and naive media members were hoping that he would say something critical of Mets ownership, he instead praised the way that they have been operated. I wasn’t the least bit surprised.
Bud said that he had no problem that the Mets are in the lowest third of MLB teams in terms of payroll with 2014 salary expense estimated to be $84 million. Why should he be perturbed? As the owners’ chief executive he would be thrilled if all clubs significantly reduced payroll. Having a team situated in the nation’s largest media market acting parsimoniously makes other team owners take notice. Even the once free-spending New York Yankees are trying to keep things in budget (albeit with a dollar figure more than twice what their counterparts in Queens are spending).
Derek Jeter has nothing on my pal Al, who has delivered packages for UPS now for 24 years, nine months, two weeks and three days, give or take. Al’s counting down to retirement, too.
No disrespect to Jeter. His stats over the last 20 years are so consistent as to be spectacular. He tops the Yankees all-time in at-bats and games played, among other categories, leaving Ruth, DiMaggio and Mantle in his dust. He’s the definition of solid and reliable.
(NAPSI)—These days, there’s more to medicine than meets the eye. It’s true, physicians rely heavily on what they can see to diagnose and treat the patients in their care. From inspecting a wound, to studying X-ray imagery, to watching someone react to different stimuli in a physical examination, doctors use visual examinations as a critical component in understanding the state of a patient’s health.
A creation from last year’s World Maker Faire. CB 4 is requesting the event be moved to Citi Field instead of remaining in the parking lot outside the Hall of Science.
When word leaked out that the Mets had fired Leigh Castergine, their senior vice president in charge of ticket sales, the joke going around was that the team had finally pinpointed the cause of why they haven’t had a winning season since President Obama took office.
Any jokes about Castergine’s dismissal, which most assumed was a case of common corporate politics, quickly ended when she filed suit against the Mets in Brooklyn federal court charging that Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon had humiliated her at an executive meeting. According to Castergine, Wilpon had stated at a Mets executives meeting that he was as morally opposed to her having a baby out of wedlock as he would be accepting advertisements from electronic cigarette companies for Citi Field.
As a customer of Jamestown Brand mild pork sausage, I was horrified to learn that the company sold out to China! There go more USA jobs. I urge readers to find a copy of “Factory Man” at your library. It is gratifying to learn about one manufacturer who bucked this trend to keep his factories running in our own country, making a profit while keeping his employees on the job.
The re-election of Andrew Cuomo saddens me for the same reason of needing to keep employment up throughout our state. Putting more casinos upstate is a dreadful solution. Atlantic City is dying. The casinos have pulled the plug and taken away jobs, few of which paid good salaries anyway.
Rural areas and cities are not prospering as giant corporations outsource goods and services. Our youth are in need of more education after high school to achieve good jobs in all fields. We need to get our clothing industry back. We need people who can repair our motors, homes and bodies. We need factories, labs and research facilities and vocational schools to provide full employment. We need doctors who make house calls and small farms to supply our kitchens and our eateries. How can a casino do any of these functions?
A Community Board 4 member wants the World Maker Faire to make its way to a different location, and his colleagues agree.
James Lisa, who spoke during the public forum of the Sept. 10 meeting, declared the weekend-long celebration of inventors, tinkerers, crafters and hobbyists to be a nuisance to the Corona Heights community.
Among the worst-kept secrets in the city is that the Queens Civic Congress and the unions representing MTA bus drivers would like to see more bus routes in the eastern half of the borough.
And at a joint meeting on Tuesday, with a representative of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the panel, both groups discussed plans to make their wishes a reality.
The dunk tank at Citi Field on Aug. 4, when the San Francisco Giants were in town. This apparent Giants fan got soaked, but his team didn't, edging out the Mets 4-3 that day.
This is a proposal for the New York Road Runners. Marathon running is a saturated market, many people just don’t have the time or the energy to spend three and a half hours, give or take an hour, to complete a race. Half marathons are the next big idea in running. Everything is cut in half, preparation, completion of a race and recuperation.
The half-marathon courses in New York City lack creativity, except for the Brooklyn one that begins at Prospect Park continues south on Ocean Parkway and winds up in Coney Island.
I propose two half marathons. One would begin in the Bronx in September, i.e. Bronx Zoo Park; continue southbound to the Triboro/RFK Bridge via pedestrian walkway, through Astoria, East Elmhurst, Corona and finish at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The following half marathon race would occur about six months later.
The second leg of two 13.1-mile races would begin in March from the southern rim of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, westbound on Union Turnpike, through Forest Park to Broadway Junction, East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue/Tapscott Street/Kings Highway. Finally, the runners would head southbound on Ocean Parkway and onto Surf Avenue for the finish line at Seaside Park/NY Aquarium.
The two proposed races would bring people out in the neighborhoods, in parts of New York City that are forgotten when it comes to special events. In the NYC marathon there is little visibility for Queens and the Bronx. The runners touch Long Island City on their way over the Queensboro/Koch Bridge and in the Bronx they hop off one small bridge on their way to another small bridge over the Harlem River portion. The combined races would highlight the Bronx Zoo/NY Botanical Garden, Crotona Park, Randalls/Wards Island Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, Forest Park, the wide boulevards of Kings Highway and Ocean Parkway with beautiful Coney Island in March to get the spring/summer season off on the right foot.
Douglaston native Patrick McEnroe announced that he was stepping down as general manager of player development for the United States Tennis Association last week. Patrick, the younger brother of tennis legend John McEnroe, had a decent professional career and served tennis as a CBS sportscaster and Davis Cup captain before becoming in charge of discovering and nurturing American tennis talent.
The official reason given was that McEnroe did not want to relocate from New York City to Orlando, where the USTA will open a state-of-art training center in 2016. But it is impossible to ignore the fact that the state of American professional tennis, Serena Williams obviously excluded, is dismal. Six days after the Open got underway there wasn’t a single American in the men’s or women’s singles brackets left who wasn’t named Serena Williams. One has to believe USTA executives were not pleased.
When Queens residents Patricia Workman, Joe Ramondino, Christian Foggy and John Licato awoke from their slumbers 13 years ago today, little did they know that war would be waged against their city and their country that sunny late-summer morning.
For these four responders and thousands more just like them throughout the New York area, a different kind of war has raged on internally in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11.
Calling all artists!
Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide wants to hook you up with groups of industrious senior citizens to see what kind of magic you can weave together.
Alexander Phillips gives new meaning to the term “super senior.”
The Fresh Meadows native who attended Queensborough Community College 50 years ago finally received his degree this summer.
City Hall says Build it Back is actually building stuff back.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the city has approved the start of construction for 535 homes and sent 543 reimbursement checks through the Build it Back program, exceeding the 500-home goal de Blasio set when he revamped the city’s Hurricane Sandy-recovery program in the spring and appointed Amy Peterson to head the program.
With the primary goal of making graduates workplace ready, Business Technology Early College High School, or BTECH, will open its doors to its first students on Sept. 4 in Martin Van Buren High School’s building in Queens Village.
To help the new pupils get their feet wet, orientations were held on Aug. 26 and 27, during which the incoming freshmen had the opportunity to tour their future home and become acquainted with some of their soon-to-be teachers.
With less than a week before the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, the race for the 11th District State Senate seat couldn’t be hotter.
Facing off Tuesday will be the incumbent, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and former city Comptroller John Liu.
While the US Open formally got underway Monday morning, in actuality the action really began a week earlier with the qualifying matches for the precious few wild card spots on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Frankly, the BJK National Tennis Center used to be a ghost town for the qualifiers, but word has gotten out that it’s the best sports bargain in the world, as some of the top players compete with a ton of pressure on them and it’s free to the public. The CBS Sports Network broadcast many of the matches live.
This summer, many kids and teens have been channeling their inner Rocky and pushing their personal limits.
Young adventure seekers are rediscovering a place in Queens where they can experience extreme outdoor challenges: rock wall climbing or gliding along a scary high zipline, like Spider-Man.
A crowd of about 100 constituents turned out Tuesday night for the Bay Terrace Community Alliance’s Meet the Candidates Forum, which featured eight hopefuls seeking five different positions.
Gubernatorial incumbent Andrew Cuomo is being challenged in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by law professor Zephyr Teachout and political satirist Randy Credico.
Seeking to achieve in court what it could not get in arbitration, the United Federation of Teachers last week filed a lawsuit asking a judge to rule that teachers do not have to show their lesson plans to school administrators.
The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, grows out of an arbitrator’s ruling in May that while all teachers must create lesson plans, what they contain will be left up to them, according to multiple published reports. The arbitrator refused a union bid to also rule that principals and other supervisors would not even get to review the plans, prompting the suit.