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“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The fight over the future of education in New York City headed up the Thruway Tuesday to Albany, where dueling rallies with some crossover support between them and high-profile speakers brought some heat to the frozen state capital.
Lobbying the state Legislature for his plan to raise taxes on high-income earners to fund universal prekindergarten citywide, Mayor de Blasio held a rally with several members of the City Council in Albany on Tuesday.
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.
The group Faith in New York holds a rally outside City Hall on Monday demanding the de Blasio administration overhaul Build it Back, the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery 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.
With so many documentaries and feature films on the subject, being deployed sounds terrifying to many civilians. The fear of death is enough to prevent many from enlisting.
But few consider the good experiences that come with serving.
City agencies’ defense of Industrial Business Zones — areas set aside to promote industrial growth — has become somewhat of an affectation as more and more pieces break off of the IBZs to accommodate residential and commercial uses.
Almost one year ago, a plan to erect a 90,000-square-foot residential building was presented at a Citizens for a Better Ridgewood meeting. Many were thrilled at having a new residence on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Starr Street but urban planning and IBZ advocates said the building is a blatant contradiction of City Planning’s “iron-clad commitment” to preserving manufacturers and industrial businesses.
Kathryn Mallon, the head of the city’s problem-plagued Hurricane Sandy recovery program, Build it Back, abruptly resigned last week.
The feasibility study on the proposed QueensWay — the High Line-inspired park that could be built on the right of way of the former Rockaway Beach LIRR line — is continuing, but some architects have ideas on what it could look like.
The Emerging New York Architects committee, part of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced the winners of its 2014 biennial design ideas competition, which focused on a design for a piece of the proposed greenway.
It’s February and the city has been socked for weeks by snow, ice and frigid temperatures in the most miserable winter many can remember. At City Hall, a new mayor from a political party that has not held the city’s top office in 20 years has just taken the reins of power, and his honeymoon period when he should be unveiling his ambitious agenda is instead frozen over by the icy weather.
But this is not 2014. Instead it’s 1994 and that new mayor is Rudy Giuliani.
In the last two weeks, Mayor de Blasio has taken two giant steps toward fulfilling his campaign promise to change the makeup of and the culture at the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority.
Two weeks ago it was the appointment of new managers in three key housing positions, the most prominent being Shola Olatoye, tapped to replace the embattled former NYCHA Chairman John Rhea.
An early-morning fire on Monday injured four New York City firefighters and destroyed a South Ozone Park church.
The fire at the Deliverance Tabernacle Church on Sutter Avenue broke out in the basement just after 3 a.m. according to a statement issued by the FDNY.
The snow keeps falling on the city and slushy corners on local streets continue to be a thorn in the side of Community Board 6, which discussed that and other issues at its monthly meeting on Feb. 12.
“One of my major concerns is the bus stops,” said CB 6 Chair Joseph Hennessy, also noting that snow removal was “not happening” due to the extreme cold.
Dust off the old 10-speed Huffy; bike lanes are coming to Ridgewood this year.
After years of surveying and studying by the Department of City Planning and unanimous support from Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee, CB 5 voted 29-5 in favor of the implementation of 9.5 miles of bike routes throughout Ridgewood at it’s Feb. 12 meeting.
Just two days after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an $8 billion upgrade to La Guardia and Newark airports, Vice President Joe Biden slammed La Guardia as looking like something out of the “Third World.”
Speaking of the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure last Thursday in Pennsylvania, the vice president said that if you blindfolded people and brought them to Hong Kong’s airport, they would think they’re in the United States.
Last year was the seventh busiest in the Fire Department’s 149-year history, in terms of the number of civilian emergencies members responded to, according to statistics recently released by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
The FDNY answered 479,228 emergency calls in 2013, according to the union. The busiest year in its history was 2010, when it responded to 507,017.
In the crowded hallways of Francis Lewis High School, it might seem easy to get lost. In some of the crowded classrooms, the same holds true. In a building that plays host to more than 4,000 students, trying to change the trajectory of a struggling class — or even just one particular student — might seem impossible.
Yunseong Esther Kim doesn’t think so, however. And last Thursday she was honored by the Fund for the City of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her work as an algebra and geometry teacher at Francis Lewis in the high school’s library.
For the first time in more than five years, there is movement regarding the site of the former Parkway Hospital.
The abandoned structure at 70-35 113 St. in Forest Hills was quietly put on the auction block on Jan. 10, with the winning $22 million bid submitted by 70-35 113th Street LLC, according to published reports.
The room was packed with concerned seniors and a who’s who of elected officials last Friday at the 31st annual Queens Interagency Council on Aging Legislative Forum held at Queens Borough Hall.
Representing QICA, a nonprofit borough-wide membership organization that speaks with one voice on behalf of seniors and the agencies that serve them, Barry Klitsberg, co-chairman of the Legislative Forum Committee, read the group’s position paper to the more than 100 in attendance.