“Temporary displacement is really forced migration, and is only true politically,” Deborah Gans, principal architect of the Gans Studio and professor at Pratt College of Art and Design, said during a panel discussion at Dorsky Gallery.
She and other members of the panel articulated the issues created from natural disasters: the destruction of residences and relocation of communities as part of a series of workshops and events inspired by the gallery’s newest exhibit, “Homeland [In]Security: Vanishing Dreams.”
The City Council Environmental Protection Committee held a hearing last Friday on a new bill sponsored by first-year Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), that would mandate the city reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
“Our planet is faced with 21st-century environmental issues that require 21st-century solutions,” Constantinides said. “Reducing our carbon footprint will be a huge step forward during a time when we must be resilient in the face of climate change.”
After World War II the scramble for a house or apartment was on. The demand for land was so high, and property became so expensive, that for many the most cost-effective way to buy property and build on it and still turn a profit was an apartment house.
Flushing had always been known for its beautiful private homes but those days were over. In 1953 the age of apartment house projects began with a project called “Linden Hills.” This huge complex of buildings was built on land owned by a company called The Old Country Club Land Company.
Keeping up a tradition that dates back to when they hired Casey Stengel as their first manager roughly 53 years ago, the Mets have once again picked up another Yankees discard, signing Kevin Long to be their next hitting coach after he was dismissed by the Bombers from that very same position two weeks ago.
This doesn’t mean the Mets are making a mistake. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who made the decision to part ways with Long, basically admitted that he is a fine hitting coach but someone has to be a sacrificial lamb for the Yankees’ missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
Victor Mooney’s mouth waters when his wife calls him from the grocery store and tells him what she’s buying for dinner.
Unfortunately, he has to wait a few more months for that home-cooked meal.
Five middle-school students from the World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing were poised to have their science project launched into space— until the rocket that was supposed to be carrying them exploded Tuesday night.
The experiment is one of 17 winners of a competition sponsored by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. WJPS is the only school in New York state to get a winning experiment selected and conducted their own internal competition to find a winner.
Mayor de Blasio on Monday signed the city’s long-anticipated 25 mile per hour speed limit into law.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 7, all streets in New York City will have the new limit unless signs are posted saying otherwise. The law is considered the linchpin of de Blasio’s Vision Zero effort, aimed at reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries, particularly among pedestrians.
Casino patrons enjoy the exhibit “Hidden In Plain Sight: The Wonders of Jamaica Bay” at Resorts World Casino New York City on Tuesday morning.
After more than a year of setbacks and financial woes, the Department of Transportation, Alta Bicycle Share and Citi announced what residents in Western Queens have been waiting years for — the Citi Bike program is being expanded into Uptown Manhattan and Brooklyn and being brought to Queens for the first time.
Re: “With eye on terror, Schumer seeks fed law on trespassing” (Quick Hits, Oct. 16).
Ebola is arriving at our airports daily (three patients have already been identified as such) from West Africa and the first, a Liberian named Duncan, died in Texas. His nephew is now suing the U.S. for discrimination. His uncle wasn’t treated properly, it seems, because he was black. Duncan, it seems, lied to get out of Liberia, lied again to get into the U.S. regarding his condition and cost the U.S. taxpayer $500,000 for his medical bill. Obama might as well have placed a sign at all U.S. entry points saying “the streets of America are paved with gold … come and get it.”
In response to Ebola and enterovirus D68, which has already killed one child and sent hundreds of others to hospitals, our senior senator, Chuck Schumer, has once again risen to the challenge of keeping New Yorkers safe.
Our Mexican border is open to illegal aliens bringing in diseases the U.S. made obsolete generations ago and who knows how many Muslim terrorists and members of ISIS along with them. So Schumer just announced a bill that would make putting a flag up on the Brooklyn Bridge or new World Trade Center a
federal crime. Five years in prison, he claims, should send a message to such “wrongdoers” and “pranksters.” Meanwhile, illegal alien prisoners due to be deported were freed from federal prisons because the government claimed it couldn’t afford to keep them.
What Schumer is in effect saying is if you illegally cross our borders, rob, rape, run over or kill Americans, you get a free ride, but if you climb up “critical infrastructure” while the watchman is asleep on the job and plant a flag, you’ll get five years in prison. Trespassing on “critical infrastructure” is a serious matter. The NYPD’s John Miller agrees.
The people of New York can rest easier tonight knowing Chuck Schumer is looking after them. What would New York do without him? I don’t know, but it sure would be nice to find out.
Jets general manager John Idzik must have felt the pressure of having a 1-6 team combined with the fact that he was doing business on the cheap by keeping the player personnel payroll a whopping $20 million below the NFL salary cap. Idzik used some of that payroll reserve to acquire talented wide receiver Percy Harvin from his old employer, the Seattle Seahawks, for what appears to be a bargain price: namely the mysterious conditional draft pick.
The defending Super Bowl champions have a surplus of talent, particularly at the wide receiver position. It would be nice to think that they were being altruistic by helping out Idzik and giving Harvin a chance to get more work instead of languishing on the Seahawks bench. The reality is that Harvin will never win an award from the NFL for congeniality as he has been known to get into altercations with teammates. In addition, he is injury-prone. However, Idzik obviously concurs with that old childhood axiom that beggars can’t be choosers.
They say all good things must come to an end, but in the case of the World’s Fair 50th anniversary, there’s always next year.
On Sunday, hundreds came out to Flushing Meadows Park for the final event of the 1964 anniversary year. But the World’s Fair lasted for two seasons, so next year the Parks Department promises more events.
LaGuardia Airport may not stay in the third world after all.
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Cuomo unveiled a state plan to modernize and revitalize LaGuardia, JFK, Republic and Stewart airports.
According to his family, the NYPD and city government, Police Officer Robert Ehmer personified every trait that makes someone a hero.
His sister, Annette Ehmer, in between bursts of tears, said her brother was humble and courageous.
The Center for the Women of New York will hold its annual World of Working Women’s Conference on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing.
The major topic of discussion at the free program will be identifying opportunities for employment.
You have to give Jets quarterback Geno Smith credit for maintaining an upbeat attitude at his press conference following the team’s 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, which marked their fifth straight defeat. “Every day that I get up healthy and get a chance to play is a blessing!” Smith said. He added that the travails of the previous week, when the media understandably made a big deal out of him missing a team meeting in San Diego, which became further magnified when the Jets were humiliated 31-0 by the Chargers, did not affect his mood.
Smith’s body language told a different story as he winced when I asked him about being a punchline on “Saturday Night Live.” Colin Jost, a co-anchor on the Weekend Update segment, stated “On Friday embattled Jets QB Geno Smith celebrated his 24th birthday. Sadly, when Smith blew out the candles his birthday wish was intercepted and run back for a touchdown!” It’s safe to say that’s not how Geno wants to become a pop culture icon.
A World’s Fair 50th anniversary event in April brought out thousands of visitors to the New York State Pavilion.
An unusually varied fall and winter community theater season is about to get under way on stages across the borough.
The schedule kicks off on Oct. 18 with Theatre Time Productions’ “Night Watch,” a suspense thriller by Lucille Fletcher. The play, under the direction of Kevin Vincent, enticingly suggests that “a murder has just been witnessed ... or has it???”
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
“We heard this was the oldest tavern in Queens, and here we are,” Katz said.
Neir’s, which first opened in 1829, is one of more than 200 dining establishments running dinner and sometimes lunch specials in what Katz considers a promotion for Queens as well as the businesses.
Special events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closing of the first year of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park.
Activities will be held on Sunday and include a scavenger hunt, lecture, concert and another public opening of the New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow.
On the third floor of a commercial building in Flushing sits an artistic oasis waiting to be discovered.
The newly opened Hwang Gallery has the sleek look of a seasoned art space, but offers an opportunity few galleries in the area have been able to — provide a place for Asian and Asian-influenced artists to share their work.
With a recent holdup at the Queens Zoo and hot rodders speeding at a Meadow Lake parking lot, crime at Flushing Meadows Park has been in the spotlight lately.
But talk to Parks Department and NYPD officials and you’d never know that Queens’ premier greenspace has been rated the worst for crime out of 30 parks throughout the city.
After the false alarm Monday when two patients suspected of having Ebola were put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, Queens medical officials are urging calm amid growing anxiety.
The scare occurred in between two incidents in which nurses who treated the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the United States tested positive for the virus within a week of each other.