A water main break turned 23rd Street in Astoria into river rapids on Saturday morning, according to officials and residents.
Around 4:30 a.m., residents reported hearing water gushing from under the sidewalk and street near 24th Drive where Con Edison crews had been working the week before.
(Family Features) As a new parent, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by conflicting information about the safest ways to care for the little one who completely relies on you. This is especially true when it comes to baby care products.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to throw the party friends rave about well into the new year. But busy folks just don’t have time to weave their own pine bough wreaths or turn paperbacks overflowing on the coffee table into an artfully arranged “tree” complete with a star and twinkling lights. You need ideas and you need them fast – and easy. You need holiday hacks for real moms! Here are six:
(NAPSI)—With the chill of winter settled in across much of the country, keeping homes warm while also maintaining manageable energy bills is a major concern for homeowners. Installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation may ease these concerns.
(NAPSI)—You can keep your vehicle on the road to safety even on rough roads and in cold, wet weather if you heed a few hints:
The very first day of school for students at Queens Explorers Elementary School in Ozone Park may have been back in September, but school and elected officials gathered in the gymnasium on Monday to officially celebrate the opening of the borough’s newest public school.
“It is with great pride that I lead this school,” Melissa Compson, the principal and force behind the school’s innovative curriculum, said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
(StatePoint) After weeks of yuletide indulgence, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Before jumping the gun on a regimen of deprivation, indulge one last time.
(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
(Family Features) Cookies, cakes and pies are the typical treats associated with the holidays, but there are other ways to celebrate the sweetness of the season. Flavorful appetizers, beverages and snacks can also carry those richly sweet tastes you crave.
Two synagogues requesting variances were the focus of Community Board 8’s November meeting, held last Wednesday at Hillcrest Jewish Center. Nearly 40 congregants from both synagogues spoke.
Sharey Tefilah, a synagogue in a two-story home at 144-02 76 Road in Kew Gardens Hills, sought a zoning variance for construction of a third story, which would put the synagogue, school and rabbi’s office in the same building.
(BPT) - When the weather cools and fall arrives, do you sigh in relief, assuming your allergies will settle down until spring? Don’t let your guard down so soon – fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
(BPT) - You don’t want to be a Scrooge - you really don’t - but every year at the holidays you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?
(Family Features) The game is on, and your home is filled with friends decked out in those familiar colors, ready to cheer their team to victory. Now there’s only one more thing you need to make this game day gathering great — a feast of delicious, easy to enjoy goodies.
(StatePoint) This holiday season consider trying an unexpected wine pairing and surprise your guests with a bottle of port.
(BPT) - With fall and winter weather driving homeowners indoors, it’s a great opportunity to turn pent-up time and energy into a kitchen or bathroom upgrade. The visual and functional design of any kitchen or bathroom starts with the floors, which make installation of tile the perfect project candidate.
Rats might be small animals, but they’re a big problem for Sandy-ravaged communities, according to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park).
The politician, whose district includes many of the communities that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy two years ago, on Monday called on the city to place pesticides and rat traps around abandoned homes in Queens in an effort to curb the problem of rodents invading the area.