(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
(Family Features) Princess Cruises, one of the most famous names in sea-going vacations, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. To commemorate this important milestone, the company is honoring the iconic TV show, “The Love Boat,” which first introduced viewers to Princess Cruises and the art of cruising.
Millicent O’Meally has lived in Flushing for more than 50 years. The changes she has seen — from sleepy community to fast-paced transit hub — are dramatic and life-changing.
“I enjoyed downtown when it was like a little country-type location,” O’Meally said. “There were little shops you could go in and out, even to get food for dinner. It was quaint.”
There was never much doubt that Dr. Vince Parnell Jr. would go into medicine, just like his father, Dr. Vince Parnell Sr.
“My father was a physician who practiced at Flushing Hospital for 30 years,” the younger Parnell said. “So I think to some extent, if your dad’s a fireman, you want to be a fireman when you grow up, and something like that was my pathway.”
Down Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, past the trendy joints such as Woodbines and Alobar, the neighborhood begins to look more like it did 30 years ago — industrial and urban — drastically different from the modern greenspace waterfront and shiny towering apartment buildings.
But behind a brick-layered warehouse used by the Department of Transportation is a cultural oasis that won’t be found in TimeOut New York.
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
(BPT) - The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy when families and friends gather to share each other’s company, revisit fond stories of holidays past and make new memories to last a lifetime. But what if a loved one is no longer able to remember the holidays or the family and friends he has spent them with? What if dementia or Alzheimer’s has robbed a parent or grandparent of the ability to make and cherish new memories?
(BPT) - A fast pace and busy schedule may make you think that frequenting restaurants and fast food spots is faster than cooking at home. But it is possible to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen – and the money you spend from your wallet. Planning meals ahead of time, making one large grocery trip each week and taking a few hours on the weekend to prep your food for the upcoming week can help ensure that you have dinner on the table quickly, no matter how busy your weeknights get.
The NYC Marathon has always had a paradoxical quality. It’s the world’s largest and most prestigious road race (yes, I know that some folks in Boston and Chicago will disagree with the latter) and yet there is little hoopla in the mainstream sports community in the days leading up to it. You rarely hear anything about it on WFAN or ESPN New York and even the coverage in the local dailies is scant at best.
One reason is that Americans rarely win either the men’s or women’s race. Meb Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 with his family, won the race in 2009. You would have to go back 27 years before that for your last American winner, Alberto Salazar.
The Pa-Nash dining room.
Deep in Rosedale, among the chain fast-food restaurants and corner bodegas, sits Pa-Nash, a restaurant that takes Manhattan chic, European culinary technique, Morrocan style and soul food familiarity, and bundles it into a pleasantly unusual experience.
Opened by Annette and Noel Runcie, Pa-Nash takes the phonetic spelling of the French word “panache,” meaning style and class.
(NAPSI)—When the holidays are at your house (or you’re asked to bring a dish to someone else’s), you can please family and friends if you serve an elegant dessert that’s also easy to make—such as RiceSelect’s Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake.
(BPT) - An estimated 15 million people in the United States, including one in 13 children, suffer from food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). A wide range of reactions to food allergens can provide a unique set of challenges when dining out and even cooking at home. How can someone with food allergies still enjoy foods safely at home and while away?
(BPT) - More than half of all Americans will feast on takeout this Thanksgiving, according to the National Restaurant Association. It’s easy to guess why. All the things we love about takeout – such as convenience and time-savings – are doubly valuable during the busy holiday season.
I respond to Bay Terrace resident Joyce Shepard’s letter to the Editor in your October 16th edition under the heading “Bigoted residents.” In it Ms. Shepard accuses the citizens of Glendale and Middle Village of not caring about New York City’s homeless and expresses her doubt that we “ever met, or even dared to speak to a homeless person, or family.” She is mistaken.
The people of Glendale have worked tirelessly and in the true spirit of Christian love and devotion to serve New York City’s homeless. For at least 25 years volunteers from this community and surrounding communities supported, with their time and hard work, a faith-based shelter established at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Five days a week, from November through March, for many years, the good-spirited volunteers from this community staffed the shelter and oversaw its operation. Through the efforts of those volunteers the homeless were provided with a clean, safe, warm and welcoming environment in which to eat and sleep.
Every night shelter residents, who were bused in from Manhattan, were cared for by three shifts of volunteers. The first group placed clean linens on the beds, prepared the dining table for the home-cooked meal which was made, fresh, by one of the volunteers, served the meal (which included dessert), washed the dinner dishes and prepared lunch for each resident to take the following morning. The shelter had a washing machine and dryer so we did laundry too. The residents were able to take a shower. We had a living room set up with sofas and a television. The second group of volunteers tended to the residents’ needs from 9 p.m. to midnight. The third shift, “the overnight crew,” slept at the shelter and served breakfast to the residents before the bus picked them up in the morning. A local family spent Thanksgiving at the shelter, preparing a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. We bought gifts for them at Christmas and there was always a rack set up with clean, gently used donated clothing for them to take. We did more than just speak to the homeless, we ministered to them.
A few years ago cuts to the city budget forced the Sacred Heart shelter to close. The Glendale community served the homeless with great joy and is proud of all it accomplished during its many years of service to them.
Seaman Karl Kugerl of Austria docked in New York Harbor in 1905. It was love at first sight. He applied for citizenship and was granted naturalization in 1912. Anxious to be a full American, he changed his name to Charles Kuegerl in the hope to assimilate better. At this time he opened a bakery at 834 Fresh Pond Road. His knowledge of the trade came from his work at his parents’ bakery and guesthouse back in Austria. It was so successful he opened more bakeries going east to Jamaica and Floral Park.
By the end of the 1920s his first bakery had been renumbered 67-06 and was sold to 26-year-old August Leupold, who also lived in Ridgewood. The corner bakery thrived with the help of Leupold’s wife, Josephine, and their three children. By the late 1950s it had been sold again and became The Crown Donut Shop. A short distance from the train station, it was the perfect stop for those on their way to or from work.
“We heard this was the oldest tavern in Queens, and here we are,” Katz said.
Neir’s, which first opened in 1829, is one of more than 200 dining establishments running dinner and sometimes lunch specials in what Katz considers a promotion for Queens as well as the businesses.
(StatePoint) At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.
(BPT) - Halloween has its fair share of iconic symbols: ghosts, witches, mummies and pumpkins, just to name a few. But if your home decor is becoming just as iconic, it may be time to change it up and take your decorating in a new direction.
There’s another delay for Phase 1 of the $656 million Police Academy in College Point, now set to open in January.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction would not confirm published reports that a state-of-the-art polyurethane gym floor has to be replaced due to its buckling.
(NAPSI)—One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Michelin brothers founded a tire company in France that would grow to become a global leader in innovation and quality.