Speaking at an open house meeting regarding the restoration of the West Pond, Broad Channel residents and nature enthusiasts last Thursday overwhelmingly agreed that the loop at the pond needed to be secured and the body of water should be brought back to its freshwater status.
“We’d like to see a complete circle on that pond,” one person said. “I think that’s the most important thing.”
On her 387th day in office, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first tate of the Borough speech, listing accomplishments that she spoke of with pride, and future goals that she addressed with a mixture of hope and determination.
“Our motto at Borough Hall is simply this,” Katz told a capacity crowd at the Colden Center at Queens College. “If it’s good for our families, it’s good for Queens.”
Elizabeth Pilarte, owner of a party supply store on Sutphin Boulevard, hopes that a facade refurbishment grant will bring more shoppers — and ultimately businesses — to Jamaica’s Sutphin Avenue Business District.
Queens officials are hailing the awarding of a $95,000 grant that will spruce up five storefronts this year within the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District.
The grant will pay for 80 percent of the cost of renovating five contiguous storefronts on the street that have yet to be selected. The Neighborhood Challenge Grant awarded to the Sutphin Boulevard BID was announced formally on Friday in front of row stores just south of Hillside Avenue.
The collapsed building at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. has caused the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps to shut down, according to civic leaders.
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is planning to shut down its operations almost two years after its next-door neighbor’s building collapsed, according to area civic leaders.
Martin Colberg, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, announced the news last Saturday at the civic’s monthly meeting.
Recently the only movie theater close by, the Cinemart Cinemas theater, stated that if they did not get more business, they would have to close. This is a true “small business,” family owned and operated historic theater. In order to help them, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is going to purchase 10 adult tickets and 10 senior citizen tickets to distribute free of charge to our community. The movie that is now showing at the theater is “American Sniper.” This program, the GWDC hopes, will start a trend with other local organizations of buying “blocks” of tickets to help this theater survive and flourish. The GWDC intends to do this for other movies in the future.
Although this theater is not in Woodhaven, it is the closest to our community and we have to support it.
“Art in the Garden—Paul Lin: Botanical Therapeutic Art,” Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
Police on Saturday arrested a Queens Village man in connection with the shooting of two men in South Ozone Park earlier in the month that left one of the victims dead.
Jiram Ali Suarez, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree robbery and second-degree criminal posession of a weapon for allegedly shooting the two men as they sat in a car outside a South Ozone Park house on Jan. 6.
A third-world facility, no more.
In a move that would surely please Vice President Joe Biden, who compared LaGuardia Airport to a third-world country last year, a new AirTrain may be shuttling commuters back and forth between the airport and an area near Citi Field by the end of the decade.
If it would be possible to sum up Dabney Montgomery’s life in a single sentence, Gerald Karikari would have it about right.
“He stood up when it was time.”
The effort to connect Flushing and Jamaica via bus rapid transit is starting to draw criticism from elected officials who believe it would have a negative impact on their constituents.
But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is saying those officials are by far in the minority on the matter, and supporters think a new bus route could cut commute times by 20 percent between Northern and southern Queens.
A full house at the Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts joins in the performance by Jamaica-born violinist Damien Escobar during Monday’s celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther KIng Jr.
Jamaica paid tribute on Monday to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration of his life and legacy at the Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts.
The slain civil rights leader was honored on his national holiday in song, story and dance.
A history book on Bellerose is in the works, led by community activist Jim Trent.
Trent, treasurer of the Creedmoor Civic Association and founder of the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, said Tuesday plans for the book have been percolating for three years and he hopes to have it published later this year.
The NYPD is continuing its search for Bibi Kadim, 37, of Richmond Hill, who is developmentally disabled and has been missing since Dec. 5, 2014.
Kadim receives services at Queens Centers for Progress in Jamaica and The Shield Institute in Bayside. Staff at QCP became aware that she had not returned from lunch that day.
Mayor de Blasio had better keep in mind that cooperation with his fellow elected officials is a two-way street, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) warned in an interview last week with the Queens Chronicle.
Explicitly saying that he wanted to see his warning in print, Addabbo said the mayor’s insistence on establishing large homeless shelters where they’re not wanted in his district and his decision to stop running a ferry from Rockaway to Manhattan last October could come back to haunt him.
What was billed as a way for South Ozone Park residents to get answers from officials seeking to operate a residence for juvenile delinquents in the community quickly dissolved into more than 100 people shouting with frustration on Tuesday.
“We don’t want it here,” several residents yelled at a meeting of the South Ozone Park Civic Association West. “Put it somewhere else.”
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is planning to shut down its operations almost two years after its nextdoor neighbor's building collapsed, according to an area civic leader.
I am seventh-grade student of a New York City public school. My Muslim immigrant parents taught me from a young age that the Holy Prophet taught Muslims never to use violence to solve anything but to use peace. The word Islam itself means peace and submission. Seeing that I am born a Muslim it hurts me to see other “Muslims” not following the teachings of Islam and not following the examples of our Prophet. The three “Muslim” men in France who committed the crime were attempting to avenge the Prophet of Islam by killing over a dozen people. Two of them, Ahmed and Mustafa, being Muslims themselves. It is ironic that The Holy Prophet had these two names as well.
This tragedy shows us that there are many people who come under the banner of Islam. Most are the people that follow their religion and believe in God. Some are the ones that we call “Muslims” who use the name but know nothing about the religion. These people are the reason why the true peace loving Muslims like my parents are facing discrimination today.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and “In Practice: Under Foundations,” opening Sat., Jan. 24, 5–7 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 361-1750.
“What’s up, Doc?” won the Gateway Photography Contest. It will be on exhibit, along with 26 others, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center.