The new Key Food at 163-20 Cross Bay Blvd. will have its grand opening on Sept. 5, according to several sources close to the store's owner.
The Key Food store on Cross Bay Boulevard is slated to open Sept. 5
In a report released last week, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach LIRR is not only feasible, but a good investment for the financially-shaky Metropolitan Transit Authority.
The document alleged that the MTA has not restored the entire transit system to a state of good repair because it has not received all the funding it has sought and because cost overruns on large capital projects siphoned off resources that could have been used to modernize the system. In it, DiNapoli says restoring the route would cut down on costs of transporting residents in South Queens and the Rockaways and spur development in the area.
An open letter to the community:
My heart swelled with pride this past Saturday as I looked upon the sea of riders assembled along Cross Bay Boulevard.
It was the first annual Loop, a bike ride to benefit the NYFAC Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and what a show of support we received.
More than 200 people showed up to pedal, 75 gave of their time – and even more provided sponsorships and came out to our thank- you barbecue.
Together, we raised nearly $15,000.
The day’s success showed me the power of community. It proved that people by nature are good-hearted and will come together to support a good cause.
It also pointed to how important volunteers are to our success – and how grateful we are to those who are ever ready, willing and able to lend a hand and give back.
As the NYFAC Foundation continues to grow, we will continue to strive to “better the lives of those with autism.”
We thank you, the community, for all your support over the years and look forward to a great future together.
More than 200 people took part in Saturday’s bike ride that began outside NYFAC’s headquarters on Cross Bay Boulevard and circled Jamaica Bay before returning to Howard Beach.
It was a nice summer day — and a great cause — for a bike ride.
On Saturday more than 200 riders participated in the first annual “Loop,” a 20-mile bike ride to benefit the New York Families for Autistic Children Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In total, the day’s events raised nearly $15,000 for both groups.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
The fire hydrant outside Ave Maria Catholic Academy in Howard Beach before it was fixed, left, and after. The white circle indicates a problem with the pump.
A dangerous situation in Howard Beach that existed for months — possibly years — without most residents knowing about it has been rectified.
Several inoperative fire hydrants in Howard Beach, some of which may not have been working since Hurricane Sandy, have finally been fixed.
On July 12, Just Pawfection, located at 102-18 159 Rd. in Howard Beach, hosted an adoption event for Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue on Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park. They wanted to bring an awareness of the shelter to the local neighborhood and help assist in finding permanent homes for dogs.
Just Pawfection gave baths to all the adoptee dogs and puppies that were there to get them ready for their new homes. The grooming salon is offering all families that adopt a dog from Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue in the future their first grooming for free.
One retired Ozone Park resident got in it — and then she won it.
Edna Aguayo bought a CASH4LIFE lottery ticket at Waldbaum’s in Howard Beach earlier this month and matched all six numbers from the July 14 contest — 9-19-34-37-49 Cash Ball 2 — becoming the first person to win the $1,000-a-day for life grand prize.
Eva Cevallos receives a free exam at the health and wellness fair held Sunday at St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall in Howard Beach.
Enjoy biking? Well, this Saturday you can pedal for a good cause.
New York Families for Austistic Children, in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be hosting its first annual “Loop” bike ride on Saturday to benefit the organization and its mission.
Midsummer isn’t a quiet time for Woodhaven residents and civic leaders.
During a town hall meeting Saturday that drew a sizable audience to Emanuel United Church of Christ, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association addressed more than half a dozen issues, most of them ongoing problems facing the area, including graffiti, illegally parked cars, and a collapsed Jamaica Avenue building that many worry is a safety risk.
Last Thursday was the type of the day that is the reason people live in Roxbury, the small hamlet on the western Rockaway Peninsula between Breezy Point and Riis Park. The warm summer sun illuminated the beige sand that scattered along the narrow walkway “streets” of the gated community.
A crowd of neighbors gathered in front of 402 Seabreeze Ave., where Lorraine and Doris Gresser anxiously waited to climb the steps to her front porch and walk into their home.
Howard Beach residents of all ages attended a free health and wellness fair hosted by Borough President Melinda Katz this past Sunday at St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall — the first in a series of such events she is planning across Queens.
The fair, held in conjunction with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the insurance providers HealthFirst and MetroPlus, aimed to bring free healthy activities, information and screenings to community residents.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer has begun making offers to victims of the April 30 flood in Lindenwood that the city blamed on failure of a key piece of flood-control infrastructure.
The Mets went into the All-Star break by winning eight out of 10 on their long homestand, pushing ahead of the Phillies and Marlins into third place in the National League East. Aside from the much-needed wins, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to be thrilled from the contributions of three players on whom he has bet a lot of chips: catcher Travis d’Arnaud, centerfielder Chris Young and first baseman Lucas Duda.
Young and d’Arnaud were complete busts the first three months of the season while Duda was continuing his career as the poor man’s Adam Dunn/Dave Kingman by belting home runs but striking out all too often. As the calendar turned to July, however, both Young and d’Arnaud were getting big hits while Duda proved that he could be a contact hitter.
Members of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club put on gloves, grabbed the garden tools and tossed the dirt around on Cross Bay Boulevard near the Belt Parkway last Sunday.
Kiwanians Gene Greco, left, past president Ed Tudisco; Frank Ladone, Dino Bono and President Danny Golom planted multicolored impatiens and begonias around a tree in the middle of the triangle formed by Cross Bay Boulevard and access ramps to the eastbound Belt Parkway and Nassau Expressway — one of the busiest locations in Howard Beach.