Drought May Lead To Opening Wells In Queens



In the midst of a sizzling heat wave and start of the first citywide drought emergency since 1989, Queens Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Water Supply Douglas Greeley told Borough President Helen Marshall that the city’s reservoirs were now at about 61 percent capacity when they normally should be at 95 percent this time […]

New Rent Subsidies Mean No Evictions For Cosmopolitan Tenants



Senior citizen and disabled residents of the Cosmopolitan Apartments complex in Woodside will be offered the opportunity to participate in another federal voucher program in order to remain in their homes, Jerilyn Perine, city Housing, Preservation and Development commissioner, announced last week. The landlord of the complex wants to opt out of a federal rent subsidy program and until Perine […]

Calendar of Events To Your Good Health



Calendar of Events To Your Good Health Apr. 27, 1 to 3 p.m., American Heart Association 2nd Annual CPR Day; Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street; (877) AHA-4CPR. Apr. 28, "The Walk for Mental Health," Flushing Meadows–Corona Park at the Unisphere, Bobby Valentine is walk chairman and will benefit Transitional Services for New York; 746-6647, ext. 24. Apr. […]

Hardboiled Hollywood At The AMMI



Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944), directed by Billy Wilder from a novel by James M.Cain. On view at the American Museum of the Moving Image May 5.

Public Service Announcements



Cross Island YMCA, employment opportunity in gymnastics department, call Ken Conyers, sports director; 479-0505, ext. 138. Flushing YMCA, volunteer opportunities at J.H.S. 194 Beach Center, call 747-3644. Sunnyside Community Senior Center: Meals-on-Wheels for frail/homebound seniors. For more information, call 392-6944, ext. 113. Senior Wheels USA: Power wheelchairs available for 2002 for seniors and the disabled, call (800) 246-6010. Columbia Presbyterian […]

Calendar of Events June 26



Calendar of Events June 26 1:30 p.m. Central Library: Career Exploration Inventory 2:00 p.m. Flushing Library: Staywell Exercise for Older Adults 3:00 p.m. Elmhurst Branch: Movie Critique Club 3:30 p.m. Whitestone Branch: Meet Eli The Butterfly 4:00 p.m. Arverne Branch: Club Baby, kids of all ages. Richmond Hill Branch: Japanese Origami 6:00 p.m. Central Library: Cyber Center: Introduction to Excel […]

Despite Bluster, Council Would Rather Negotiate A Budget



At first glance last Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget triggered an exchange between him and Council Speaker Gifford Miller that evoked visions of a knockdown, dragout brawl between the two sides in the budget battle. But in reality, we think there will be an earnest effort on both sides to negotiate a budget that each can live with. That’s […]

Seek Literacy Program Funds



Representatives of the Queens Borough Public Library recently traveled to Albany to ask state legislators for additional funding for the library’s adult literacy programs. Shown with Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry (c.) are (l. to r.) Bruce Carmel, Library director of adult learning, Maria Owens, tutor, Jimmy van Bramer, Library manager of community affairs, and Rebecca Clancy, representing Davidoff & Malito.

On the brief side…



On the brief side… Crowley Visits LIC Military Contractor Continuing his tour of seven defense contracting plants located in Queens, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/Bronx) last week toured the Kerns Manufacturing plant in Long Island City to view aircraft part assembly operations and discuss his effort to bring additional United States military contracts and skilled jobs to the borough. Crowley said […]

The Pulpit Free Synagogue of Flushing:



The Pulpit Free Synagogue of Flushing: •Apr. 25, Wednesday, 8 p.m. "Hollywood and the Jews" Part 3 and Part 4. •Apr. 26, Friday, 8:15 p.m. Shabbat service; "At What Price Peace?" and "How important is Archaeological History in the Middle East?" •Apr. 28, Sunday. Sisterhood breakfast, lecture "You Can’t Do Business… ." •May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Friday, 8:15 […]