(BPT) - Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction.
Before the construction of the Interborough Parkway in 1933 one wasn’t quite sure where Kew Gardens left off and Forest Hills began. Even the name of the section of Forest Hills right up against Kew Gardens had a transitional flavor to it: Kew Forest.
On the north side of Queens Boulevard at the corner of 78th Avenue was the Kew Gardens Theater. The Pickman Building stands on the site today.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
Carmelo Anthony seemed pretty optimistic he’d be returning to the Knicks when I saw him in May at an ESPN event. “We’re working on it!” he said with his trademark smile.
Clearly the Knicks had the negotiating advantage over other NBA clubs of being able to offer Melo an extra year at maximum money, but they had other things going for them as well. MSG/Cablevision CEO James Dolan was instrumental in getting Anthony traded to the Knicks in 2011 and he has worked hard to maintain a solid relationship with his superstar. Carmelo’s actress wife, La La, loves New York even more than the town she is seemingly named after.
Diehard Mets fans pitched tents and unrolled sleeping bags last Saturday to take part in the second annual sleepover at Citi Field.
About 200 men, women and children enjoyed a meal, followed by watching the Mets play the Padres in an away game on the Jumbotron while on the field. The home team lost 6-0 to the Padres.
Bocce is back at Juniper Valley Park. The ribbon was cut on the new $850,000 bocce courts in Middle Village on Wednesday. Enthusiasts of the old world game have three new courts to play completely with new shade structures, seating areas and fencing. Queens Parks Commissioner Dottie Lewandowski, top left, joined Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblywoman Marge Markey, Queens Parks Chief of Staff Joanne Amagrande and Community Board 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri to cut the ribbon on the park before taking a few shots themselves. Middle Village resident Steve Fisher and his sister Maxine, of Forest Hills, at right with Lewandowski and Ashley O’Brien, NYC Parks playground associate, along with Steve’s wife Rosanna, donated bocce balls that were owned by Steve and Maxine’s father Norman, a longtime Middle Village/Maspeth resident who recently passed away. O’Brien will use the bocce set to teach kids the sport.
Bocce is back at Juniper Valley Park.
The ribbon was cut on the new $850,000 bocce courts in Middle Village on Wednesday.
Enthusiasts of the old world game have three new courts to play completely with new shade structures, seating areas and fencing.
(NAPSI)—According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, “the summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with ‘oppressive’ humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States.” How do most Americans plan to cope? By seeking solace in the comfort of their homes and catching up on their favorite TV shows, made possible in part by the advent of the streaming media player.
(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”
(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.
(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.
The Mets went into the All-Star break by winning eight out of 10 on their long homestand, pushing ahead of the Phillies and Marlins into third place in the National League East. Aside from the much-needed wins, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to be thrilled from the contributions of three players on whom he has bet a lot of chips: catcher Travis d’Arnaud, centerfielder Chris Young and first baseman Lucas Duda.
Young and d’Arnaud were complete busts the first three months of the season while Duda was continuing his career as the poor man’s Adam Dunn/Dave Kingman by belting home runs but striking out all too often. As the calendar turned to July, however, both Young and d’Arnaud were getting big hits while Duda proved that he could be a contact hitter.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy weren’t the only representatives from New York City at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
William Termine, a gym teacher at PS/IS 87 in Middle Village, was honored as one of the 30 winners of the “All-Star Teachers” program, aimed at celebrating successful educators around the country.
The Flushing YMCA has a new executive director who has promised to improve services to members, while encouraging other area residents to join.
Jen Silvers, who has 12 years of experience working for the Y in the South, replaces William Nelson. Silvers’ last position was as executive director of the Jacksonville, Fla. YMCA.
Normally, anger at Community Board 5 meetings comes from residents who attend.
This month, it’s the board itself that is letting its emotions flow, both verbally and on paper.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to car colors, men and women follow different roads.
(NAPSI)—While any time of year can be a good time for a bike trip, two of the best are spring and fall, when the highways and byways are both comfortable and colorful.
(NAPSI)—Ecotourism’s growing foothold in the tourism industry is driving travelers to seek out destinations for exploration rather than just escape.
(BPT) - Between sports gear, homework assignments, mobile device chargers and social media contacts, kids have a lot to keep track of these days – just like grown-ups. While few kids seem to be born with the ability to be organized, most learn organizational skills over time. Parents are the key to instilling these practices. With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life.
(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again, when outdoor enthusiasts take to campsites for weekends outdoors. And what sports fan ever turned down an opportunity for tailgating before the big game?
The Mets were 11 games under .500 when they returned to Citi Field July 4 after a seven-game road trip. General manager Sandy Alderson knew that he would have to address the media about his perceptions of the first half of the 2014 season. Clearly it was not a get-together that he was looking forward to having.
Alderson began the proceedings by saying he believes the Mets have the personnel to perform far better than they have been, and that they are heading in the right direction. Eyeballs were understandably rolling and heads were shaking after Alderson made that statement.
Justin Acevedo, 9, of Howard Beach was chosen out of over 200 boys from all over the Northeastern United States to represent the region in the All American Games of the United States Specialty Sports Association, a Florida-based child sports group.
Acevedo, who goes to PS 232, was ranked one of the top two players in the age 9 group.
(StatePoint) Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. After all some of today’s most downloaded apps involve math -- maybe you’ve heard of the popular app, 2048.
(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
(BPT) - With summer in full swing, people across the country are hitting the beaches, pools and barbeques, sipping lemonade and sporting shorts. However, for those living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, summer may present some challenges beyond how to keep cool, like feeling anxious about where the nearest bathrooms are located. What they might not realize, though, is that they don’t have to suffer in silence. These symptoms could be caused by an under-recognized and underdiagnosed condition known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), which is manageable with the right treatment plan prescribed by a doctor.