The Hamilton Beach Civic Association held its third annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday party on Saturday.
The tree lighting was held at the Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department and included a visit from jolly old St. Nick and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, second from right, next to New Hamilton Beach Civic Association President Roger and Holly Gendron.
Ozone Park resident Eduardo Venegas has been waking up at 5:30 a.m. to the sound of idling school buses for the past two years, and he’s sick of it.
“I’m thinking that I might have to move out of here,” he said. “They honk, double-park and litter all around the street.”
(BPT) - From Target to Home Depot to eBay, hundreds of millions of Americans had their personal data stolen in the last year, and most shoppers aren’t confident they will be safer any time soon. In fact, 55 percent of Americans worry their Social Security numbers will be stolen in the next year, according to a recent survey from data security company PKWARE. This holiday season, there’s never been a better time to know how to stay safe when shopping online.
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
(BPT) - A pesar del confort y la alegría que trae consigo, la temporada festiva puede ser abrumadora en su cocina. La elaboración de alimentos y limpieza adicional pueden provocar que una cocina con algunos años encima luzca más desgastada e ineficiente a la llegada del Año Nuevo. Sin embargo, un año nuevo brinda la oportunidad de un comienzo desde cero: una cocina que represente su visión y las necesidades de su familia. Con algunas mejoras sencillas usted podrá comenzar el Año Nuevo con una cocina nueva.
(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”
Residents of our borough showed their patriotism and respect for those who have served in the armed forces on Sunday with the fifth annual Queens Veterans Day Parade, which ran through Middle Village. We’re glad to see the event, as not everyone can make it to Manhattan for the big one there, and since they were on different days, anyone who had the ability and desire to could attend both.
That’s a fine way to show you care about our former servicemen and women, but it only goes so far. More difficult but also more worthwhile is showing that you care about and respect veterans all year long. And a great way to do that is to help those in need, of which there are many.
Queens resident Paul Feddern served his country as a soldier in the Vietnam War and now serves his community as a prominent member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32. Born in Glendale in 1947, he now resides in Forest Hills.
“It’s a very nice place to grow up,” he said of the borough. “I’ve been in Queens all my life.” Feddern is on the board of directors of the VVA, and served as the vice president of Whitestone-based Chapter 32 for the past four years. Just last weekend, he and his brother, Russ, who fought in Vietnam as a Marine, served as the grand marshals in the Queens Veterans Day Parade, held in Middle Village.
(BPT) - The holidays are often an exciting but hectic time filled with parties, travel and social obligations. If you’re among the 68 percent of Americans who own a pet it can be tough to figure out how to keep your pet anxiety-free and happy during the holiday hustle and bustle.
(BPT) - Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago. Even though requirements are relaxing, only three out of five borrowers get approved.
Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) has two upcoming events affecting his future: a re-election bid in November and the birth of his first child in December.
“We are having a daughter and I’m excited about it,” Kim said in a sitdown interview at the Queens Chronicle office on Tuesday. “But I am concerned about her future with issues about education and women’s equality.”
(BPT) - Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, which compromised the security of some of the country’s largest companies in April 2014. Today cyber hacking – a crime that exploits technology to compromise personal information – is all too familiar.
The largest property sold in Downtown Jamaica in 10 years has been bought — for $22 million cash — by the Flushing-based company Jamaica Tower LLC.
Massey Knakal Realty Services, whose New York City offices are in Forest Hills, Manhattan and Brooklyn, oversaw the transaction.
(BPT) - The leaves and the weather don’t need to be the only things to change this season. As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
Several sources have confirmed that demolition of Aqueduct Race Track for a new soccer stadium is not off the table.
It was announced last month that Major League Soccer was looking at Aqueduct as a site for a soccer-specific stadium to host the New York City Football Club, an expansion team that will begin playing next year at Yankee Stadium.
(BPT) - When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It’s the place where your children fall asleep at night, tucked safely in their beds. It has the backyard where your pets roam freely without any danger of running into traffic. And it’s the place where you can relax, knowing your family is secure.
(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?
(BPT) - Ready for this year’s flu season? You may think you know a lot about flu prevention and treatment – but being wrong about the flu can make you downright ill. Here are six myths about the flu, and the truth behind them.
(BPT) - Do floorboard squeaks date your home past its actual age? Do you avoid walking in some areas due to the noises the floor produces, especially at night when everyone is sleeping? Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think.
(NewsUSA) - The kids are back in school, football season is starting and fall is around the corner, which means it is time to turn down the air conditioner and rely a little more on your ceiling fan to save energy and money.
(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.
(BPT) - Esta es la perfecta temporada para disfrutar su plataforma. Pero antes de preparar esa jarra de limonada o encender el asador, es probable que quiera darle a esa área una necesaria remodelación.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.
(BPT) - Deck season is in full swing, but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.
After a stint on the Hudson River, the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular is back on the East Side for this year’s Independence Day.
Unfortunately a majority of the sparkling explosives will be shot off near the Brooklyn Bridge.