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A Maspeth man was killed on Sunday in a motorcycle accident near the intersection of Green Street and Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn.
The office of city Comptroller Scot Stringer has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the possibility of collusion among the recipients of the current contracts to deliver milk to schools under the city’s Department of Eduction.
The current five-year contract, awarded in 2008, was apportioned among Beyer Farms, Inc., Elmhurst Dairy and Bartlett Dairy, all of Jamaica.
If you were hoping to take out a book in Hunters Point, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
In a letter to Friends of Queens Library at Hunters Point, Thomas Galante, the president of Queens Library, wrote that the bids to build the structure were way over budget so certain modifications are being made to bring the price-tag back down.
Mass transit advocates took issue with how Gov. Cuomo would like to redirect $40 million in next year’s budget for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
But the governor’s office is responding by saying that the money will help the MTA pay down debt and still keep the agency flush with increased cash.
Queens is known for its prominent high school basketball scene, and two storied area boys hoops programs began play in their respective city championship tournaments this past week.
Despite being the 22nd-ranked team in the 41-team Public School Athletic League tournament, Forest Hills High School, the alma matter of area basketball stars like Ernie Grunfeld and Moe Harkless, pulled off a surprising 71-62 upset of 11-seed Eleanor Roosevelt High School last Thursday in Manhattan.
The words “commute” and “New York City” usually make one think of squeaky, dirty, crowded subway cars snaking through tunnels and along elevated rails. Or perhaps one conjures up thoughts of passengers packed into buses like sardines or jockeying for room under bus shelters. Some, especially out here in Queens, may think of a commute as idling on a packed highway in a car.
One thing that most New Yorkers may not think of — unless maybe you’re from Staten Island — is boats.
St. Patrick’s Day came early in Sunnyside. Children wearing bright green shamrock-shaped hats waved and smiled to the rainbow of people parading down Skillman Avenue in the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade on Sunday. Though it was a cold March day, the spirit of love and equality fueled the crowds of dancers, marching bands, bagpipers, activists, politicians and spectators.
Many of the participants, including Mayor de Blasio, will not be marching up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on March 17 because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people have been barred from openly partaking in the event with banners and as organized groups since 1991.
Panti Bliss, the famous drag queen from Dublin, sits atop a red convertible, waving to onlookers at the 15th annual St. Patricks Day for All Parade on Sunday in Sunnyside. Mayor de Blasio, who will not march in the Manhattan parade, was also in attendance.
Hundreds gathered in Sunnyside on Sunday to watch the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade where Mayor de Blasio, City Council members and other electeds marched.
Unlike the Manhattan parade, St. Patrick’s Day for All allows the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning and other groups to march openly. De Blasio has already stated he will not march in the Manhattan parade.
A new bill introduced by Congressman Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) on March 4 would allow those caring for elderly relatives who do not live with them to receive a tax credit of up to $1,200 for qualified elder-care expenses.
Many of those caregivers — who, according to Israel, spend on average $5,530 out-of-pocket each year on expenses for their aging relatives — cannot claim their parents as dependents because they live elsewhere.
Former city Comptroller John Liu, who hails from Flushing, gave a thumbs-up Monday to the re-election bid of Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing).
Speaking at Meng’s Flushing headquarters, Liu dispelled the notion that he would run for her seat but did not rule out running elsewhere.
Hundreds gathered in Sunnyside on Sunday to watch the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade where Mayor de Blasio, City Council members and other electeds marched. Unlike the Manhattan parade, St. Patrick’s Day for All allows the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning and other groups to march openly. De Blasio has already stated he will not march in the Manhattan parade. — Tess McRae
Commissioner Bratton greets Det. Steven McDonald. McDonald has been paralyzed since 1986 when he was shot three times by a 15-year-old gunman in Manhattan’s Central Park. His wife, Patti Ann, is mayor of Malverne on Long Island. Their son, Conor, is an officer with the NYPD.
(An open letter to Mayor de Blasio)
What do we have to do to get our garbage and recyclables picked up by the Sanitation Department? When we’re told to put them out, we do; take them in, we do. Dig them out from the snow, we do. And what happens? Nothing. They remain uncollected. Sanitation trucks pass through, but don’t pick up.
In any other city, the mayor knows what’s going on, and if employees don’t do their job, they get fired. Today, Friday, Feb. 21, is a recyclable day and garbage pickup day. Much of the snow has melted, so we were hopeful that we would have pickups. We’ve only had three in the past two months!
At 8 a.m., a Sanitation truck appeared. It sped down 97th Street, without picking up anything, so that nobody could read the number on the truck or the license number. At other times, they stop at only even-numbered houses! Or when somebody makes a complaint. And then only that house! If they come around, it is at night, or Saturday, or Sunday. All overtime shifts. Then they pick up only here and there.
A couple of Saturdays ago, a “sanding” truck came around and sanded the road. This was followed by three more trucks in the next three hours, which did nothing but drive through. What a waste of money. The Sanitation budget will soon be depleted, and a filthy city will remain.
What we have is stray cats pawing garbage bags, pigeons pecking at garbage bags and scavengers opening up all bags looking for 5-cent redeemable cans and bottles.
Mr. Mayor, get your priorities straight, and take care of essentials first before you launch new programs. Right now, it’s revolting. A health epidemic could be brewing: rats breeding and expanding their turf.
You’re supposed to know what’s going on in all boroughs ... not just Manhattan and Brooklyn. Sanitation workers are quick to see if there’s no leadership. In the 12 years that Mayor Bloomberg was in office, we only had to call about nonpickups three times.
And yes, we had snow then too.
Shipyards and fishing poles, dirt-caked tires, wet grass and rocks. A soggy peripheral city, quietly breathing. This often-neglected side of the city is what Queens-based artist Accra Shepp showcases in the exhibit “The Islands of New York” at the Queens Museum.
Shepp has been documenting the city’s coastlines since 2008, “these zones,” as the exhibit program puts it, “where underbrush meets concrete and water,” where the city’s geography is shifting, where bright billboards scream over pavement and dry grass.
Community Board 9 member Sam Esposito, seen here at a board meeting last November, was among those arrested in an ongoing sting by Manhattan DA Cy Vance alleging fraud against the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
Not far enough.
That was the message sent this week by members of Community Board 13 in response to the Indian Cultural and Community Center proposing to cut three stories from a pair of senior apartment buildings on the grounds of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Bellerose.
Anyone who has watched the evening news over the last month has seen the dramatic images of the civil unrest sweeping through Ukraine.
Since the protests, known as Euromaidan, over now-ousted president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to stop Ukraine from entering on the path to potentially joining the European Union in the future began last November, over 100 protesters and a dozen law enforcement agents have been killed.
Nearly three dozen people have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into Social Security and Disability insurance fraud, among them a prominent member of Community Board 9 and his father, who is one of the principal defendants.
Saverio “Sam” Esposito, 48, a longtime member of CB 9 from Ozone Park, was among 32 people arrested in an ongoing sting headed by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance alleging millions of dollars in fraudulent claims against the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program. Espos
ito’s father, Joseph Esposito, 64, is one of four principal defendants, along with Raymond Lavallee, 83, Thomas Hale, 89, and John Minerva, 61, accused of directing SSDI applicants including many retirees of the NYPD, which the younger Esposito was a member of, and FDNY, to lie about their psychiatric conditions in order to obtain benefits to which they were not entitled. The operators of the scam allegedly received cash payments in return for coaching the applicants, who claimed that they suffered a psychiatric condition that prevented them from working, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression. Some of the defendants allegedly used their association with the events of Sept. 11, 2001 as the ostensible cause of their psychiatric condition. Vance said the average annual payment per applicant was between $30,000 and $50,000 a year.
NYPD Chief Philip Banks III last week was named as the 13th recipient of the William Tucker Garvin Award, an honor given out every year by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The award is presented during Black History Month to an individual of African-American heritage in recognition of outstanding public service.
Travelers using city buses in Queens will be able to use their smartphones to track the location of their rides in real time beginning on March 9.
In a statement issued Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said MTA Bus Time, a program already in place in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx, will be expanded to include all bus routes in Queens and Brooklyn.
John Bowne High School will host its first cheerleading competition on March 9, after starting its own successful program two years ago.
The event, which begins at 11 a.m., is open to city schools for all ages and divisions and will feature a certified panel of judges. Bowne is located at 63-25 Main St. in Flushing.
Officials eye higher fines, lower fines for not shoveling snow
The cost to property owners of not removing snow from sidewalks would go up under a bill before the City Council — and down, but only for some people, under a separate proposal.
Rany Batista, 8, left, of Manhattan and Asuah Hall, 6, of Queens employ math and strategy in the game of “Trouble.”
Astoria, named in honor of the entrepreneur John Jacob Astor, has as its showpiece one of the most outstanding parks in all of Queens County. Astoria Park, located on the East River around the bend from Pot Cove, has been around since long before our much-heralded Flushing Meadows Park.
In September 1916 a steel arch bridge was completed over the most wicked stretch of the East River and over the park, to carry freight and passengers for the Pennsylvania Railroad between Astoria and Manhattan. The architect was Gustav Lindenthal (1850-1935). The Hell Gate Bridge is unique in that it would be the last New York City span to collapse if humans were to disappear. It would take at least 1,000 years to fall without the maintenance of mankind, compared to 300 years for the other bridges. It was proudly updated and painted red in 1996.