(BPT) - Three siblings sit in their kitchen enjoying a bedtime snack of sliced oranges. One of them accidently takes too big a bite and suddenly his face is red and he can’t breathe. A routine activity has turned into a choking emergency. Without a second thought, an older sibling wraps his arms around his brother and performs the Heimlich maneuver. The orange slice is dislodged. Oxygen is restored. They all can sleep soundly.
Some communities in Queens, such as Glendale and Elmhurst, view the Department of Homeless Services as an enemy, degrading their neighborhoods one homeless shelter at a time.
DHS Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, in a sitdown interview with Chronicle staff on Thursday, said he and the agency are both proactively and reactively dealing with the city’s homelessness crisis the best it can in their first year in office.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, exhibition thru Nov. 16; Info: dorsky.org.
Jets general manager John Idzik must have felt the pressure of having a 1-6 team combined with the fact that he was doing business on the cheap by keeping the player personnel payroll a whopping $20 million below the NFL salary cap. Idzik used some of that payroll reserve to acquire talented wide receiver Percy Harvin from his old employer, the Seattle Seahawks, for what appears to be a bargain price: namely the mysterious conditional draft pick.
The defending Super Bowl champions have a surplus of talent, particularly at the wide receiver position. It would be nice to think that they were being altruistic by helping out Idzik and giving Harvin a chance to get more work instead of languishing on the Seahawks bench. The reality is that Harvin will never win an award from the NFL for congeniality as he has been known to get into altercations with teammates. In addition, he is injury-prone. However, Idzik obviously concurs with that old childhood axiom that beggars can’t be choosers.
On the cusp of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Broad Channel residents are still trying to rid surrounding wetlands of debris caused by the storm’s wrath.
The unexpected golden opportunity: a torn-down home.
A nondescript house on what shall remain a nameless street in Flushing is nurturing families struck by domestic violence.
Rainbow House was founded by a Korean pastor, the Rev. Keumhyan Yeu, and merged with the Korean American Family Service Center in January “because we saw a greater need of providing a culturally sensitive shelter,” said Grace Yoon, executive director.
New York City taxpayers paid more than $92,200 for each of the 11,408 inmates at Rikers Island between July 2013 and June 2014 — double the amount spent per inmates in Los Angeles, which has the country’s largest prison population at 18,710.
These findings were highlighted in a report released last week by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The audit found that the city spent a record $1.1 billion dollars for the 2014 fiscal year, even though the inmate population has declined by 18 percent since 2007.
As Election Day nears, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has once again nabbed an endorsement from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest union representing New York City police officers.
Addabbo, who is challenged by real estate attorney Michael Conigliaro in the 15th District, has always worked with police precincts and first responders.
(BPT) - About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based business in the United States, according to Business for Home. Access to new technology, increased job flexibility and a higher earning potential are just some of the reasons many entrepreneurs consider a home-based business more rewarding than the typical corporate cubical.
(Family Features) Many aspiring entrepreneurs hesitate to pursue their professional dreams due to the seemingly daunting risks of failure associated with starting a business from the ground up. Opening a franchise is an avenue that allows you to reap the benefits of owning your own small business without all of the costly trade-offs.
You have to give Jets quarterback Geno Smith credit for maintaining an upbeat attitude at his press conference following the team’s 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, which marked their fifth straight defeat. “Every day that I get up healthy and get a chance to play is a blessing!” Smith said. He added that the travails of the previous week, when the media understandably made a big deal out of him missing a team meeting in San Diego, which became further magnified when the Jets were humiliated 31-0 by the Chargers, did not affect his mood.
Smith’s body language told a different story as he winced when I asked him about being a punchline on “Saturday Night Live.” Colin Jost, a co-anchor on the Weekend Update segment, stated “On Friday embattled Jets QB Geno Smith celebrated his 24th birthday. Sadly, when Smith blew out the candles his birthday wish was intercepted and run back for a touchdown!” It’s safe to say that’s not how Geno wants to become a pop culture icon.
Christopher Columbus may have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but on Saturday community members sailed down the streets of Astoria for the Columbus Parade sponsored by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens.
The parade started at Kaufman Astoria Studios and appropriately ended at the Columbus Triangle on Astoria Boulevard.
The battle to end traffic fatalities along dangerous Queens streets has extended to Broadway in Elmhurst, the city Department of Transportation announced at Community Board 4’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.
The agency unveiled plans to redesign one mile of Broadway, from 75th Street to Queens Boulevard, designated a “high-crash corridor, by adding high visibility crosswalks, left turn bays and new parking lanes among other improvements.
If Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is successful, Glendale will soon secede from neighboring Ridgewood, at least in the eyes of the United States Postal Service.
On Monday, the congresswoman introduced legislation calling for a new ZIP code for Glendale, which has shared Ridgewood’s 11385 since 1979.
Testing, testing, one, two, three ...
That’s what students do when they want to get into one of the city’s eight elite high schools — Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and the like, including, in this borough, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
After the false alarm Monday when two patients suspected of having Ebola were put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, Queens medical officials are urging calm amid growing anxiety.
The scare occurred in between two incidents in which nurses who treated the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the United States tested positive for the virus within a week of each other.
he wildlife and coastal wetlands of Jamaica Bay and the slot machines at Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park, but they couldn’t feel any farther apart.
But the casino is now teaming up with some of Jamaica Bay’s favorite human friends to bring patrons closer to the bay’s shores, figuratively — and, they hope, literally.
The much-maligned trailers at Richmond Hill High School may finally be torn down this year, it was announced at Community Board 9 Thursday night.
Vishnu Mahadeo, a representative from state Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park), said that the trailers that have served as classrooms in the high school’s schoolyard for over a decade will be closed and dismantled by June 2015.
Every 15 seconds, a woman in the United States is battered.
That adds up to more than 16,000 homicides and more than two million medically treated injuries due to intimate partner violence each year in this country.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the estimated 40 million Americans over the age of 65—and especially the 12 million who live alone—taking a few steps for improved care can mean a longer, better, more independent life.
(NAPSI)—The ability of the United States to solve major health challenges like Ebola or the Enterovirus D68, or find cures for other deadly or disabling diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s, could depend on what you do in the voting booth.
(NAPSI)—Life expectancy in the United States is increasing. According to government data, today’s 65-year-old will likely live beyond age 85, and a little more for women, who tend to live longer than men. By 2040, 79 million Americans will be 65 or older, nearly double the size of that age group today.
(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.