Crime continues to drop in the 104th Precinct. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be ugly blips on the radar every now and then.
At the 104th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, Capt. Chris Manson, the squad room’s commanding officer, said crime is down significantly in the jurisdiction, made up of Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale.
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.
Justin Carter addresses Community Board 5 last Wednesday alongside business partners Eamon Harkin and Mark Connell. The board approved a liquor license for a former Ridgewood industrial space, which the trio seek to turn into an open-air eatery.
Once any snow we may get melts and the weather warms up again, Ridgewood residents may have yet another unique, brand-new eatery to kick back and relax at.
Community Board 5 voted 24-7 in favor of granting a 600-plus person seasonal beer and wine license to The Back Yard, an outdoor gathering space planned for 56-06 Cooper Ave. in Ridgewood, last Wednesday.
For the third consecutive time, the Q58 route between Ridgewood and Flushing Main Street, won the Pokey Awards for what it’s best at: being the slowest bus in the Borough of Queens.
According to an annual report on public transit released by the Straphangers Campaign last week, Q58 travels at 7 mph.
In addition to a lengthy discussion and vote on The Back Yard last Wednesday, Community Board 5 also took a stand on a proposed gym expansion and a November City Council pro-industry report.
On Nov. 19, the City Council released a 40-page assessment of the decline of the city’s manufacturing sector. In it, the governing body entertained the idea of three new zoning districts — industrial employment, creative economy and real mixed-use districts — to help reinvigorate industry and manufacturing in the city.
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.
The homes at the intersection of Stier Place and Putnam Avenue are just a handful of the 990 structures within the newly landmarked Central Ridgewood Historic District.
The NYPD is seeking a suspect in connection with the robbery of a Chase Bank in Ridgewood that occurred the morning of Saturday, Dec. 6.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 190-pound, dark-skinned male. He entered the bank located at 60-67 Myrtle Ave. and demanded money. The teller handed over an unspecified amount and the suspect fled. No injuries were reported.
It’s the pizza dough that normally gets pounded and tossed around, not the delivery man.
A Ridgewood man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the assault and robbery of a pizza delivery man in Jackson Heights in 2010.
An individual is being sought by the NYPD in connection with the robbery of a Chase Bank located in Ridgewood at 70-01 Forest Avenue.
The suspect entered the bank Tuesday Dec. 9 and passed a note demanding money. He removed $2,617 in cash.
Ridgewood’s future is bright, going by the number of middle-class 20-somethings moving in and the amount of New York Times articles declaring it “Quooklyn” or “Ridgewick” as if it were part of Brookyln.
On Tuesday, however, it was Ridgewood’s past that was celebrated.
Three city agencies are teaming up to provide schoolchildren with a safer commute to and from their schools.
The Safe Routes to School projects are ongoing in Maspeth, South Ozone Park, Jackson Heights and Ridgewood, according to city officials.
Myrtle Sporting Goods’ wide array of fitted hats, soccer cleats and running shoes are top sellers this year at the Ridgewood store.
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
Proving the adage that “everything old is new again,” one music format once thought dead and gone years ago is having a revival. Sales of vinyl records have increased every year since 2005, with 2014 projected to be a banner year for the old-school format.
Although they still make up a significantly smaller portion of total music sales than CDs or downloads, those figures shrink every year while vinyl’s numbers continue to grow, as reported by the Recording Industry Association of America.
December is hardly the time of year to oil up the baseball glove, lace up the soccer spikes or toss the old pigskin around in the park.
Tuesday’s chilly rainstorm was enough to keep even the most diehard athlete inside, with the Madden NFL, NBA 2K or MLB 14: The Show video games serving as their sports playing instead.
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.
A collage of pictures illustrate the busy life beloved Ridgewood resident Peter Cardella lived up until his death last Wednesday at the age of 97. Family members and friends raved about his generosity and his interest in Italian-American affairs at his wake.
There are numerous holiday events scheduled in the coming weeks around southwestern Queens.
The festivities begin Saturday with a free holiday concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on the center green at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale. The Christ Tabernacle Choir will be performing.
Peter Cardella’s friends and family aren’t the only ones who will miss the Ridgewood icon’s presence in the community.
In response to Cardella’s death last Wednesday at the age of 97, many area leaders reflected on the loss of the beloved resident and what he meant to southwest Queens.
Tom Conforti, the commanding officer of the 109th Precinct in Flushing, was promoted to deputy inspector at a ceremony held last week in Manhattan.
Conforti was assigned to the 109th in July after its commanding officer, Inspector Brian McGuire, was transferred to the Narcotics Bureau for Patrol Borough Queens North.
Pietro Cardella, known throughout southwest Queens as Peter, was a much-loved and well-respected member of the Ridgewood community for decades, right up until his death last Wednesday at the age of 97.
At his wake, held last weekend at the Glascott Funeral Home on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Cardella was fondly remembered by many friends and relatives, including his son-in-law Joe Ferretti, who referred to him simply as “the last great man.”