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September 24, 2015  RSS feed
Two Queens children to help greet Pope Francis at JFK
It’s the special meet-and-greet of a lifetime.  Out of more than 30,000 children attending 86 Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, five were chosen to welcome Pope Francis during his first visit to New York on Sept. 24.  More...

It’s nothing personal; it’s just business. While acknowledging they were on good terms with the owners of Glendale’s Yeshiva Godolah Seminary (YGS), Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Land Use Committee recommended on Sept. 21 that the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) deny the yeshiva’s application for a zoning variance. More...

The future of the struggling Grover Cleveland High School will be the focus of a special public hearing next Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Ridgewood institution.  More...
83rd Precinct83rdBushwickPrecinct Bushwick  Bushwick pair fall off apartment roof: police   A man was critically injured and a woman also suffered severe injuries after falling off of an apartment building’s roof in Bushwick the morning of Sept. 20, police reported.  More...
With the summer winding down, it was time for the Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) teams to take the pitch for the fall season this past weekend. The BWG U8 Blue team took the field for the first game of the season and did not disappoint, winning by a score of 6-1. Good goalkeeping provided by Youssef Elfaham kept BWG U8 Blue in the game for the first half. More...
SADIE MORENA died on Monday, Sept. 21, in Cary, North Carolina at the age of 92. Born on Sept.  More...
Once upon a time in the City of New York, all garbage that a resident threw out went in the same bag or can. Nothing was separated; everything was part of the same filth.  More...
After reading Ed Konecnik’s letter in last week’s issue about landmarking, I thought at first that I would simply ignore it because it was so crammed full of misinformation. I felt it would take too much time and effort to correct his errors.  More...
“Work/life balance is part of the reason why I’m leaving New York this year.”  Those were the parting words of a full-time employee from Sunnyside, Queens—one of more than 1,100 New Yorkers who recently took a survey from my office about workplace policies in the five boroughs.  More...
The independent film community will be heading to Bushwick next week for the eighth annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) on Oct. 1 to 4.  The festival highlights independent films, shorts, documentaries and web series not only from Bushwick artists, but from independent film makers from around the world.  More...