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July 9, 2015  RSS feed
Commuters in Glendale and Middle Village deal with limited public transportation options. Most residents in both communities live a mile or farther away from the nearest subway station, and local bus lines through the area have a reputation for being slow and overcrowded.  More...

Police released video on Monday of two men wanted for attacking a man with pepper spray during a failed robbery attempt in Bushwick last month.  According to authorities, the incident occurred at 11:48 a.m. on June 30 inside an apartment building within the 83rd Precinct’s confines; the exact address was not disclosed.  More...

This summer’s Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) graffiti removal campaign will do more than just make the neighborhood more beautiful.  More...
They didn’t have a blast this Fourth of July.  Two Middle Village residents and a Ridgewood man were arrested on July 3 for illegally possessing fireworks as part of the NYPD’s ongoing crackdown on unlawful pyrotechnics leading up to Independence Day.  More...
It’s time to step up to the plate for the New York Blood Center.  Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein is once again sponsoring a Bayside Community Blood Drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center on Thursday, Aug. 13.  The drive will take place from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center at 212th Street and 26th Avenue.  More...
GIUSEPPE GRISAFI of Ridgewood died on Monday, July 6, at the age of 78. A native of Catabelotta, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Domenica and devoted father of Lena Davi, Dominick Russo, Grace Russo and Angelica Davi. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  More...
Queens is the “World’s Borough,” and seemingly the world comes to Flushing Meadows Corona Park to enjoy outdoor activities both active and passive. It should be the crown jewel of parks, but its condition is anything but sparkling.  More...
My recent hospital bill had an asterisk at the bottom noting, “includes New York State surcharge tax,” so I decided to investigate. I was shocked to discover that since 1996, New York State has imposed a 9.63 percent surcharge on patient care from licensed health care providers.  More...
From Trump Village to Trump Tower   It’s been a long, upwardly mobile journey for Harvey Manes from his days in an orphanage to the heady views of Manhattan from his apartment in the exclusive Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.  More...
Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village will be rocking this summer with four free concerts as part of the 2015 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series.  More...
Assemblyman Mike Miller and state Senator Joe Addabbo attended the Woodhaven Richmond Hill Senior Center last month to celebrate the retirement of longtime director Pat Critelli. More...