2007-06-20 E-Edition

Bd. 1 Wants GCP Parking

Officers and members of Community Board 1 in Astoria are lighting a new fire under a decades-old proposal to build a municipal parking facility over the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) near the parkway’s Hoyt Avenue exit. The proposal, the brainchild of Board 1 Chairperson Vinicio Donato, was first presented to city officials as the board’s number one capital budget item […]

Calendar of Events

Independence Day Jun. 29, CALDC, 25th Anniversary Waterfront Independence Day Celebration with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Grucci fireworks; 718.728.7820. Community Meetings Associations Jun. 21, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic, Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village; 718.651.5865. Jun. 21, 8 p.m., Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic, Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; […]

D. Weprin, Lancman Trash ‘Congest’

City Councilmember David Weprin, council Finance Committee chairman, whose district is out in Eastern Queens, has been steadily bashing the mayor’s plan, charging it’s unfair to many of his constituents who must use their cars to drive into Manhattan because there’s no mass transportation in existence that they can use as an alternative means of commuting. Weprin, speaking as a […]

Giuliani Airs 12-Point Platform

Declaring “These are the 12 things that I believe will change the way we look at this campaign,” Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani last week laid out a mission of reform and change “which will take this country back to the 1990s”. Included among the items he ticked off before a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the first-in-thenation primary […]

La Guli

29-15 Ditmars Boulevard Astoria + 718.728.5612

F or seventy years, La Guli Pasticceria has been a family affair, located on Ditmars Blvd., just off 31st Street. Paolo Notaro immigrated to New York from Palermo, Italy in 1920 and opened two Italian bakeries in Manhattan with his brothers. In 1937, they came to Astoria, then considered “the wilderness” of Queens, and opened La Guli, exactly where it […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Focus On Elder Abuse And Raising Awareness

Hoping to raise awareness about the critical issues of elder abuse, neglect and abuse prevention in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation last Friday declaring “International Elder Abuse Awareness Day” in the city. As part of the effort to alert all Americans to the seriousness of this problem, the mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) joined […]

Arthritis-Fighting Foods

Dear Savvy Senior, Can certain foods help with arthritis pain? I have osteoarthritis and am looking for some alternative solutions. Arthritic Alice Dear Alice: For years, arthritis sufferers looking for pain relief have usually turned to their medicine cabinet. But now, many doctors think the kitchen might be a better place to start. Here’s what you should know. Osteoarthritis, the […]

EHC, Monserrate Launch Mammogram Initiative

On Saturday, June 23, Elmhurst Hospital Center and City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate will host a mammography screening event at St. Mark AME Church, 95-18 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mammograms will follow a 10 a.m. press conference with Monserrate, Elmhurst Hospital Center Executive Director Chris Constantino, Queens Health Network Senior Vice President Dr. Ann Marie […]


FY 2008 Budget Is A Blessing

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn last week announced an agreement on the Fiscal Year 2008 New York City budget. The $59 billion budget includes $1.3 billion in property, sales, and small-business tax cuts, including a property tax rate cut of 7 percent for the coming year. These tax cuts come in addition to the $256 million […]