A lawsuit to stop the giveaway of more than 47 acres to developers of the Willets West mega mall was to be heard Wednesday at state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
The lawsuit was filed by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the City Club of New York, a good government organization, the Queens Civic Congress, Willets Point United and nearby residents and business owners.
More than 1,000 people, many of them victims of Hurricane Sandy, attended a meeting Tuesday night between city officials and more than a score of clergy with one demand — to make them whole again.
Faith in New York sponsored what it billed as a Sandy rebuilding summit at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica.
As if Queens residents don’t have enough to worry about with those pesky mosquitoes who carry West Nile virus, now there’s another virus also spread by the insects that’s heading our way and there’s no cure.
But not to fear. The chikungunya virus is not deadly, although it can be very painful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) might not have been too far off the mark when he said at Community Board 5’s July 9 meeting that construction on the proposed Glendale homeless shelter may begin in two to four weeks.
Cooper Avenue Group LLC, the listed owner of the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave., filed a plan exam application with the Department of Buildings on July 11.
If it weren’t for humans seeking a better life and migrating to our land, the United States would not have evolved into the greatness it has, thus attracting yet others here today with the same desires as yesteryear. Yet their arrival are treated by some as if it were a new occurrence and par
anoiacally, a threatening one. The latest to set foot are never welcome. How easily we forget our heritage. Immigration has through the years at times wreaker havoc on our country even as far back as 1620 when that Mayflower boat deposited that historic load of undocumented immigrants (romantically dubbed “Pilgrims”) on our soil much to the umbrage of our Native Americans, who still remain the only nonimmigrants in our country. Some might justifiably even refer to these early immigrants or pilgrims as terrorists considering the decimation they wreaked upon our Native Americans. Nevertheless, the rest of us inherited and are all offshoots of that and the various Mayflowerish influx of immigrants or pilgrims throughout the centuries fulfilling their dream of becoming American Citizens. Although it may have slipped the memory of the, “I hate Obama hatefully more than I ever hated any hateful thing in the whole hateful world of hate” contingent, this is not the first time that the need for immigration reform was recognized. In 1986, there was a sweeping immigration reform bill encouraged and signed by Ronald Reagan, “I love Reagan lovingly more than I ever loved any loving thing in the whole loving world of love” Reagan Rooters, may, if ruefully remember. He confidently predicted, “Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people — American citizenship.” Even a blind squirrel will find an occasional acorn.
Amid frequent outbursts that resulted in at least one attendee being escorted out by police, a crowd of about 300 area residents packed the auditorium at the Museum of the Moving Image on July 23, concerned about the recent conversion of the Westway Motor Inn in East Elmhurst into a potentially permanent shelter for homeless families. In the end many of their questions were left unanswered.
The elected officials on the panel, Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), all of whom have expressed concern over the suitability of the inn as a shelter, were joined by representatives of the Department of Homeless Services, social services provider Women In Need, Community Board 1 and the 114th Precinct.
Bangladeshi artist Nasima Khanam Queenie has a vision for the future of humanity.
She wishes for us to progress forward into a life resembling our ancient, mystical past in the Garden of Eden; a peaceful, loving, machine-free state of being.
The keen nose of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine trained to detect illicit substances can’t be fooled no matter where smugglers hide their contraband.
A passenger arriving from the Caribbean was ‘sniffed’ out on July 15 by Ari, a 5-year-old male Czech shepherd, CBP spokesman Anthony Bucci said.
Astoria Cove could be the next luxury residential development to line New York City’s valuable waterfront, four towers with more than 1,600 residential units, a public school and retail space, including a supermarket.
The proposed Astoria Cove development is currently moving through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, the public process by which the city determines whether to allow a real estate company to build this project.
The United States Tennis Association Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up for the Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge finals on July 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Queens players Ayako Minatodani, left, Justin Gonzales, Mehves Kocak, Peter Toshev, Aday Stamenova and Damian Bendersky, played the Prospect Park Team from Brooklyn, the Frederick Johnson Playground Team from Manhattan, the Crotona Park Team from the Bronx and the Silver Lake Park Team from Staten Island.
(BPT) - While many Americans are enjoying or planning their last big hurrah for the summer – the beach, music festivals, campfires and time with family and friends – some may not be quite so lucky. Here are some facts you should know about your prized vacation time.
(BPT) - Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home offices. More workers are plying their trade from home, as employers recognize the value of flexibility for their work force and more employees decide to enter the ranks of American entrepreneurship.
Former City Councilman Dan Halloran has been convicted on corruption charges by a federal jury, one day after jurors received the case.
“With today’s verdict of guilty reached by an impartial and independent jury, the clean-up of corruption in New York continues in courtrooms,” said Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a statement issued by his office.
(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."
(Family Features) Following several high-profile security breaches in recent years, consumers have more reason than ever to be concerned about their privacy when using debit and credit cards. Fortunately, an effort is underway to implement new technology across the United States that will better protect shoppers and their private information.
(Family Features) In kitchens, cafeterias and restaurants nationwide, our local food preferences may be unique, and our culinary traditions may be diverse, but we all share a common bond: a love for peanut butter.
(StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.
(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.
Amid frequent outbursts that resulted in at least one attendee being given a police escort out, a crowd of an estimated 300 area residents, concerned about conversion of the Westway Motor Inn into a potentially permanent shelter for homeless families, filled the auditorium for a town hall meeting at the Museum of the Moving Image on Wednesday, but in the end many questions were left unanswered.
“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.
Midsummer isn’t a quiet time for Woodhaven residents and civic leaders.
During a town hall meeting Saturday that drew a sizable audience to Emanuel United Church of Christ, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association addressed more than half a dozen issues, most of them ongoing problems facing the area, including graffiti, illegally parked cars, and a collapsed Jamaica Avenue building that many worry is a safety risk.
Many of the union workers and affordable housing activists who have rallied against the Astoria Cove development plan in recent weeks took to Borough Hall en mass as the controversial proposal came before Borough President Melinda Katz last Thursday.
One by one, those opposed to the plan in its present state called on Alma Realty to provide guarantees that the project will provide well-paying, safe construction jobs with benefits, in addition to demanding a higher number of affordable housing units than Alma laid out in its most recent proposal to Community Board 1 last month.