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SUCCESS!: Brothers Sandeep and Shekhar Basnet carry a 55-inch HDTV and wireless speaker system out of the Best Buy in Elmhurst
To say Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) is excited about the coming City Council session would be a gross understatement.
Re-elected to his first full term this month, he will be working with a new mayor he likes, a new speaker and a new Council membership he believes will be more attuned to the ideas of its Progressive Caucus.
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Art of Ink in America, “Gesture and Beyond,” Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Nov. 21-Dec. 30, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening reception, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. An East/West exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.
“The ooooonly reason that I decided to come to Brooklyn was to win an NBA championship!” future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Garnett declared to the press at Nets media day on Sept. 30. He was speaking as well for his fellow ex-Celtics, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, who came to Brooklyn in the big trade that occurred last June.
But based on what we’ve seen in the first three weeks, the Nets look to be far from a lock to make the NBA playoffs, let alone win a championship. Garnett seems to be a shell of himself as he has had trouble putting the ball in the basket while rookie head coach Jason Kidd has gingerly limited his playing minutes. The same can be said of Pierce and Terry. While it is understandable that Kidd wants to be careful how he utilizes his older players to avoid injury, they will not shake off the rust unless they start playing more minutes.
For the first time in two decades, the District 22 City Council seat will not be taken up by a member of the Vallone family.
Due to term limits, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) will be stepping down from the post he has had for 12 years.
Queens is getting the outer-borough treatment when it comes to public participation in the choice of the next City Council speaker.
A series of public forums on filling the position will be held this week "across the city," in the words of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), who announced the events Nov. 18.
Well, not quite across the city. Queens and Staten Island have been left out.
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Anyone who calls his memoir, “The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah,” must have a strong sense of humor.
And so it is with Astoria resident Joshua Rivedal, an actor, playwright and international public speaker, who has turned a rough time in his life into an uplifting personal story.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
The 23rd Annual Trade Show and Luncheon took place on Wednesday and the Long Island City Partnership knew ahead of time it would be as successful as ever.
More than 130 businesses and 3,500 guests were expected to jam themselves into Terrace on the Park for a free morning of business networking.
A $69 million sewer project aimed largely at alleviating flooding in Springfield Gardens is progressing nicely, according to a guest speaker at last Thursday’s meeting of the Springfield/Rosedale Community Action Association.
The finished project will range from Springfield Park east along 147th Avenue to 225th Street; and north to south on sections of six streets between 145th Road and 149th Avenue.
The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht was commemorated and its lessons for today discussed at Congregation Machane Chodosh in Forest Hills on Nov. 10.
The Night of Broken Glass happened on Nov. 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria, where 91 Jews were killed, more than 30,000 Jewish men were sent to concentration camps, over 7,000 Jewish businesses’ windows were smashed, and over 1,000 synagogues burned. It is considered the beginning of the physical violence that led to the Holocaust.
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While thousands of people lined up in schools, churches and synagogues to cast their votes for city offices and state proposals, another group stood huddled together in Jackson Heights to conduct an election of their own.
The New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights conducted a mock election complete with mock voting booths, ballots, poll workers and ballot boxes in Diversity Plaza.
Following a contentious head-to-head battle in the 19th Council District, Democratic candidate Paul Vallone defeated his Republican opponent Dennis Saffran 57 to 43 percent in a bid to replace Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), who was indicted on corruption charges earlier this year and did not seek re-election.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Vallone’s vote count stood at 12,791; Saffran had 9,582 votes.
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Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) appeared to prevail over his Democratic rival, District Leader Lew Simon 53 percent to 47 percent in the 32nd Council District — a margin of about 1,100 votes — in what ended up being the closest race in the entire city
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The sky was clear, the winds were calm, the sounds of a regular evening in Howard Beach — airplane engines overhead and cars whizzing past on the Belt Parkway — were the norm for a typical October evening.
But one year ago, none of that was true. One year ago Tuesday night, Howard Beach was a very different place, literally struggling to stay above water as Hurricane Sandy’s full might took the neighborhood by complete surprise.
During its monthly meeting on Monday night, Community Board 7, in two separate overwhelming votes, approved proposals for the construction of a visitor center at Flushing’s historic Bowne House and the co-naming of a street to honor a local family.
Julie Nymann, deputy director of Architecture Capital Projects for the Parks Department, made a PowerPoint presentation detailing the proposed design for the new visitor center on the Bowne House property, which she said serves as a “reminder of the nation’s religious history.”
At the request of the evening’s moderator, the candidates who addressed the crowd of about 150 in Whitestone’s Holy Trinity School on Oct. 23 kept their comments as positive as their occasionally bristling emotions would allow, opting instead to attack indirectly and frequently without naming names.
With each candidate allowed approximately 20 minutes, Democrat Paul Vallone, first up of the two men seeking to replace lame-duck Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) for the 19th City Council seat, spoke briefly before engaging in a give-and-take with the audience.
Craig Caruana didn’t bring up Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) during his recent candidate interview with the Queens Chronicle, but consciously or not, he’s trying to take a page from his fellow Republican’s playbook.
Make your first run for office while younger than just about everyone on the Council, emphasize that you could serve the district better than your opponent, stake out moderate positions and highlight your deep roots in the community, one of the more conservative ones in Queens. Ulrich did it with great success.