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“Forest Hills has become ‘Deforest Hills,’” a man shoveling snow remarks about the community he’s lived in for years. Pointing to his windows, the man says they remain constantly shut. Trees that used to absorb exhaust fumes along the road have been largely cut down, in apparent violation of city laws requiring greenery.
Despite his concern of the lack of trees, the man says he doesn’t complain to the Department of Buildings over the violations and chooses to remain anonymous when voicing his opinion.
The suspect allegedly responsible for four robberies in Ridgewood last month has been charged with the crimes.
Brooklyn resident Bryant Aguilar, 21, was arrested in Bushwick for shoplifting on Feb. 25, and was charged the next day with two Brooklyn knifepoint robberies earlier that month. On Monday, he was charged with committing four additional thefts in Ridgewood between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
A noise complaint to cops turned into a major drug bust on Friday in a Flushing apartment.
Police responded to a call about loud noise emanating from an apartment radio at 67-11 161 St. and were greeted at apartment 3B by Frank Giardina, 49, who allegedly was holding a marijuana pipe.
(Family Features) Celebrate the uplifting colors of spring with easy-to-make crafts that bring inspiration and creativity to the home.
(StatePoint) For busy moms always on the go, it’s crucial to find new ways to save time and money, while reducing daily hassles. Let these organizational tips help you stay on track:
(Family Features) Brighten up spring gatherings with a simple dessert inspired by the flavors of the season. Lemon, almond, vanilla and raspberry extracts give baked treats a fresh flair that matches the lively essence of spring.
(Family Features) Whether you're Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is a time for Celtic celebrations - so try your luck with a classic like Irish Soda Bread, a popular Irish recipe with a hint of sweetness from cinnamon and raisins.
(Family Features) Due to their small size and heavy usage, bathrooms can become a messy, cluttered area for many families.
(Family Features) We all want a clean and tidy home, without having to spend the time and effort to make it clean and tidy. But the truth is - if you don't keep it maintained, it takes much longer to sort and organize. Here are some tips to keep your home organized as you go:
(Family Features) Boasting a wealth of nutritional benefits and a sweet, delectable taste, blueberries are a top choice among fruit eaters. Whether eaten raw or added to batters, smoothies and milkshakes, these tasty little berries add a burst of color and flavor to many dishes or snacks.
(BPT) - Something about spring seems to inspire us to lavish attention on our homes. Whether enthusiastically cleaning or freshening decor, Americans seize spring as an opportunity to breathe new life into interior spaces. While painting and decluttering are great ways to revitalize home decor, for sheer spring-like impact it’s hard to beat decorating with light.
An elderly Ridgewood woman was killed on Monday when a fire erupted inside the first floor of a two-story residential building.
According to authorities, police responded to a 911 call of a fire at 18-68 Himrod St. around 10:30 a.m. and discovered 92-year-old Maria Tchinkel unconscious and unresponsive inside the residence.
A proposal by Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) to put the historic Quaker Meeting House and Bowne House under federal jurisdiction has received mixed reviews here.
Her legislation would make the two historic sites part of the National Park Service, and last week the plan was supported by the Department of the Interior, the agency that oversees federal parkland.
(StatePoint) With more people of Irish descent living in the U.S. than in Ireland itself, St. Patrick’s Day has become a widely celebrated holiday for everyone in this country -- Irish or not.
(BPT) - Fifty-six percent of adults who completed home improvements in the past year spent $1,000 or more, according to The Scarborough Report. Next time you’re faced with a home improvement project, instead of wasting money throwing away fixable objects or hiring professionals for quick and easy repairs and improvements, keep these money-saving tips in mind. Here are five simple life hacks to help you throughout your entire home and trying one just might make you $40,000 richer!
(BPT) - The stack of shoes that pile up by the front door, the linen closet that you’re afraid to open, the junk drawer that may well hide the mysteries of the universe – we all have one or two spots in our home that cry out for organization and tidying. Spring cleaning season is approaching, and with a plan of attack you can take this opportunity to clear away clutter, organize underutilized spaces and generally improve the overall usability of your home.
(StatePoint) What's growing on your windows? If you have wood windows, or even dirty window sills, the answer could be mold.
(BPT) - Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover.
Much like any other Sunday, the bright pink neon sign above the awning of Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant welcomed scores of hungry diners to a place etched in their memories for decades.
(BPT) - We know. Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of our meals?
(StatePoint) After a busy work week, it can be hard to get motivated to complete chores and tasks around the house. And knowing what tasks to do and when to do them may not come intuitively for everyone. But neglecting home maintenance is a mistake, say experts.
Build it Back, the city program established after Hurricane Sandy to help people who lost their homes to the storm, has so far done anything but.
The numbers tell the story of complete and utter failure. Approximately $1.5 billion has been allocated for the program, and so far less than 2 percent of that money has actually been released. Nearly 20,000 people have applied for assistance, and the number of homes rebuilt is zero.
Kathryn Mallon, the head of the city’s problem-plagued Hurricane Sandy recovery program, Build it Back, abruptly resigned last week as residents’ frustration with the program she ran is reaching a peak.
Just this month, Mallon met with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) and civic leaders in his office to discuss issues with Build it Back, including changing the way people enrolled in the program are prioritized. Build it Back was also criticized for being slow to release funds.