At the 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday of the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows, a representative from the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that the iconic but rusting New York State Pavilion has been named as one of the trust’s “National Treasures.”
A man accused of spitting on and menacing an teenage girl on a bus while making anti-Muslim statements has been picked up by police.
Community Board 5 often votes in unison when it comes to controversial issues like Maspeth’s Knockdown Center or the proposed homeless shelter in Glendale.
That wasn’t the case last Wednesday.
Spring means it’s time for trees and flowers to bloom.
And if you don’t have any trees in front of your home, it might mean it’s time for the city to plant one — apparently even if you don’t want one.
Weeks after the last bottle of wine was uncorked and the final steak was seasoned, the only thing on the menu for the building that housed the recently closed Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant is the wrecking ball.
According to documents filed with and approved by the Department of Buildings last Wednesday, at least part of the building at 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. containing the famous former Rego Park eatery is set to be demolished.
It was 1964, the height of the Cold War and Americans were still reeling from the loss of their young president a year earlier. The perfect antidote was a World’s Fair.
Although not a financial success, the two-year event at Flushing Meadows buoyed spirits in a time when that was much needed.
Several items were on the agenda as Community Board 6 held its monthly meeting on April 9, but it was clear that the unusually large crowd of spectators was on hand out of concern for the high number of traffic accidents along Queens Boulevard.
Despite additional parking lanes, fences to discourage jaywalking and other changes made in an effort to cut down on fatalities along the so-called “Boulevard of Death,” the thoroughfare remains among the deadliest in the city.
Police Officer Kyle Riegel — a two-year police department veteran who has made at least 107 arrests in his career — was honored on April 9 as the 106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month for his arrest of two teens who police say assaulted an Ozone Park resident.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, said the 48-year-old victim was allegedly attacked as part of the “knockout game” in the vicinity of Rockaway Boulevard and 96th Street in Ozone Park.
April is also tax season at the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Brown on Thursday announced the filing of tax-related complaints against two Queens businesses and their owners.
During the seemingly endless winter of 2014, you’ve undoubtedly fantasized about getting away from it all — perhaps by surfing on Kauai, or biking along Colorado’s mountain trails, or getting in touch with nature at a national wildlife refuge in Florida.
Whatever escape you may dream about, you’re likely to find at least a touch of it in your own backyard ... much of it available for free or at a fraction of what you might have expected to pay.
All too often, a passerby stumbles upon an injured animal and wonders what to do. It’s happened to most of us. Do we pick up this wounded bird and bring it to our home? Or, can we call someone who knows what to do? These types of questions are common, but in that moment, when we see the fallen bird, we need to rethink our actions before making a hasty decision.
A myriad of wild animals exist within the confines of the urban landscape, from raccoons and skunks to pigeons and squirrels.Wild animals such as these can sometimes pose dilemmas to urban city dwellers.
Fresh green vegetables and colorful fruits, a variety of spices and homemade goods — those are some of the best parts of a farmers market. The benefits for the body and community are pretty plentiful, too.
Spring will eventually bud and when it does will come a number of barrels and baskets with seasonal treats. Not only do the products from farmers markets taste better, but they’re locally grown and healthier, promoters say.
Re “The high price to pay for diversity,” Editorials, March 20:
In this article the trade offs of “redistributing the wealth,” now called diversity, was decried by the editor for the negative effects it will have on New York’s Fire Department.
I would be ashamed to admit that I couldn’t pass a test others obviously could but pride in ability and shame have gone the way of the dodo bird and our country is sinking to its lowest common denominators. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope that one day people would be judged by the quality of their minds, not the color of their skin, has gone the same way. Poor Martin Luther King.
If those who took the Fire Department test and failed are now being hired, those who took it and passed should get merit pay. Surely, passing and failing aren’t the same. The intelligence of those who pass and those who fail (dare I say it?) is not equal.
People of color are stigmatizing themselves. By ignoring their Thomas Sowells and Ben Carsons (writing and surgery) they proclaim to the world that they aren’t capable of advancing without having standards lowered to accommodate them. Calling it racism is baloney. There isn’t a soul who still believes it.
The test will come when a 5-foot, 3-inch, 150-pound Latino man or woman has to carry 50 pounds of equipment up a burning building and has to throw a 250-pound woman over his or her shoulders and carry her out. Or when a few of the questions they couldn’t answer on the tests come up during the fire. What will they do then? Call the chief of diversity?
Still diversity is a beautiful thought. After the Fire Department has been cleansed of its bigotry, national football, baseball and basketball teams should do the same. Teams that are majority minority should open their ranks to women and whites. They can level the playing fields by taking a 5- or 6-point handicap — more if needed to show their hearts are in the right place.
If women now deploy on submarines and can become firefighters and policemen, why is one not visible on a basketball or football team? Only then can diversity be anything but the bulls--t it is now.
Gabino Abraham Castelan Solo Show, in collaboration with Mano a Mano, Space Art Gallery, 29-09 39 Ave., Long Island City, now thru Apr. 25.
We’re surrounded by water: bays, rivers and canals that are often just as clogged with traffic as some of our roadways.
Dr. Edwin Simpser, long affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, has been named its president and CEO.
Simpser has served as acting president for the last several months after Dr. Jeffrey Frerichs left.
Lindenwood resident James Noto lives four blocks east of Spring Creek, but whenever it rains, the basement of his home on the corner of 81st Street and 153rd Avenue essentially becomes part of it.
For years now, during heavy rainstorms, sewer backup has flooded his basement, causing mold and mildew to develop and forcing Noto to spend a fortune in repairs.
Litter and trash in South and Southeast Queens has been compared to the weather — many complain but nobody does anything about it.
But government and civic officials are calling a program introduced on Monday a way to manage the problem on a borough-wide basis rather that just as an issue in isolated, individual neighborhoods.
With time running out, the Richmond Hill High School community called out the big guns to help fight plans to close its annex this year and move more than 400 students back to the notoriously overcrowded school.
During a town hall meeting Tuesday night hosted by state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park), elected officials and school leaders demanded the city Department of Education rescind the closure of the school’s 402-seat annex at the former St. Benedict Joseph Labre school building several blocks away at 94-25 117 St.
The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday.
“We have been going back and forth with the Department of Homeless Services for weeks about the issue and they have removed every sex offender from the shelter as of today” the Councilman announced to applause.
Cyclists and pedestrians will each get a lane of their own when the Department of Transportation implements its plan to make the Pulaski Bridge safer.
Nicole Garcia, the DOT Queens deputy borough commissioner, and Nick Carey from the DOT Bike program gave Community Board 2 an update on the plan during its April 3 meeting. The board voted to approve the DOT’s recommendations.
Not only are a number of evacuated apartments inside a Rego Park residential building unlivable, but they’re apparently too dangerous for even a reporter and a construction manager to be in.
Standing inside of vacated apartment 5C on Tuesday, building superintendent Badge Bicic and Samson Management director of construction management Mike Santoro noticed a newly formed crack running along one of the unit’s walls and nervously called an engineer to inform him.
Under the bright sunny sky on one of the first warm days of spring, a caravan of bicyclists rode up 160th Avenue in Howard Beach on Sunday, stopped at the corner of 84th Street and leaned their bikes up against the fence surrounding the Con Edison substation that occupies what would otherwise be coveted corner property.
They gathered around a white bicycle chained to a stop sign and placed flowers in the rungs of the wheels and the chains. This bicycle was not left there by anyone in particular, but was placed by a group in memory of Gary Zammett Jr., the Brooklyn man who was killed riding his bicycle at the intersection last summer.