“Plymptoons,” short films and drawings by Bill Plympton, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., video screening amphitheater, thru Jan. 4. An hour-long selection of Plympton’s best short films, from 1987 to 2010, plus trailer for his new film, “Cheatin’,” Info: movingimage.us.
Financial assistance for Sandy-affected residents who must move into temporary housing while their homes are being repaired under the city’s Build it Back program is just one of multiple storm relief initiatives that are included in a federally funded $4.21 billion recovery plan, city officials announced last Friday.
“As we continue to build back a stronger and more resilient city after Sandy, it’s critical that we make every impacted family and small business whole again — and ensure they’re better protected next time they need to be,” Mayor de Blasio said in a written statement.
Close to a dozen people gathered at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue on Sunday to call on the city to improve transportation infrastructure.
“There’s nothing that we don’t disagree with when it comes to improved transportation in Queens,” said Phil McManus, president of the Queens Public Transit Committee.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a federal lawsuit last Monday alleging that the owners of six Queens Papa John’s pizzerias violated state labor laws by significantly underpaying their employees.
“Like every other business in New York, fast food employers must follow the law,” Schneiderman said in a written statement announcing the lawsuit. “Employers must pay for all hours worked — without shaving hours and without rounding down.”
More than 80 families will not be in their homes on Christmas Day after a five-alarm fire ripped through their apartment building in Ozone Park last Thursday, rendering all of the units uninhabitable.
Close to a dozen of those families heard the devastating news during a town hall with city Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven), city agencies and the Red Cross at PS 65 last Friday.
About 80 were displaced from their homes after a five-alarm fire ripped through the roof and upper floor of a four-story apartment building just off of Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park Thursday, city Fire Department officials said.
Annual holiday fesitval, Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Road, Long Island City, Fri., Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Children will perform holiday songs and dances, games, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus and more. Open to the public. Info: (718) 728-0946, vbgcg.org.
The New York City Regional Economic Development Council has issued a $443,750 grant for the design of the Rego Park section of the proposed QueensWay elevated park, seen above, which would stretch from the Central Queens neighborhood to Ozone Park.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced on Tuesday that his anti-graffiti initiative has successfully cleaned up 60 locations throughout his district since its implementation in early October.
“This initiative takes a proactive stand to nip this problem in the bud and revitalize our small business corridors,” Ulrich said in a written statement.
Comedy Night at Central Queens YM & YWHA, lineup includes Jared Logan, Dennis Rooney, Eric Haft and KC Arora, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Sat., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $15 CGY members, $20 nonmembers. Complimentary babysitting available. Info/tickets: (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, cgy.org/tickets.
Queens native and hip-hop icon Ja Rule doesn’t get too many opportunities to say “Holla Holla” to the borough he grew up in.
“There’s not too many spots in Queens to perform at,” he said.
Community Board 7 member Phil Konigsberg made the long trek from Bay Terrace to South Ozone Park last Thursday night in an effort to convince Community Board 10 members to pass a resolution that would encourage landlords to establish smoke-free units in new developments, a measure that his board passed in June.
“It’s basically a public health measure,” Konigsberg said during the public forum part of Community Board 10’s meeting.
Community Board 9 Chairman Ralph Gonzalez on Tuesday announced that a special meeting will be held on Jan. 8 to discuss potential candidates for district manager.
The board has been seeking a new district manager since the previous one, Mary Ann Carey, retired in September after serving on the board for 35 years.
Community Board 9 Transportation Chairman Kenichi Wilson said on Tuesday that eight parking spots have been restored along 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, following the partial removal of the controversial pedestrian plaza at the City Line.
“The entire curb line has parking spots,” he said to community board members.
Community Board 9 members have a message for Mayor de Blasio: not in our basements.
Members of the board passed a resolution affirming the board’s opposition to a plan by the mayor to legalize basement dwellings as part of his plan to place or preserve an additional 200,000 units of affordable housing throughout the city.
Greenwich Village, Park Slope and Riverdale have nothing on Kew Gardens, Rego Park and Forest Hills.
The Real Estate Board of New York, in its third-quarter report on home sales in the city, found that the three central Queens neighborhoods, which it reports on as one area, combined for the third-most home sales in the five boroughs, with 375.
Gift-shoppers throughout Queens should take a cue from the holiday decorations already festooning streets throughout the borough: Elegant accessories are at the center of holiday fashion this season.
Thanks to jewelry trends, there are plenty of options for selecting the right ring, necklace, bracelet or other accessories.
There are 170 youngsters living at the Kings Inn Family Center in East Elmhurst, and despite their circumstances, they are all looking forward to Christmas and some presents from Santa Claus.
The children range in age from infant to 18 years old. They are away from home and their friends, in a strange environment, and don’t know what their futures hold.
The Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art, highlights of the collection of over 1,600 objects spanning 5,000 years, Queens College, Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, thru Jan. 10. Info: daghlian.qc.cuny.edu.
School and elected officials cut the ribbon on PS 316, the Queens Explorers Elementary School, in Ozone Park during a celebration on Tuesday night.