2009-06-24 E-Edition

Garcia’s Mexican Cafe



Garcia’s Mexican Cafe   Garcia’s Mexican Café offers sunny dining outdoors and indoors in the bright, comfortable dining room decked in shiny wood floors and walls washed in orange hues. The outdoor deck overlooks bustling Austin Street from its second floor location and offers a nice get away from your hectic workday or a day of shopping. The bar welcomes […]

‘Staycation’ In Queens, See The World



The summer solstice for 2009 took place this past Sunday, June 21. Already, though, for almost a month, the delights of summer have been making their presence felt throughout the borough, starting with Memorial Day, when smoke wafted into the air from thousands of barbecue grills, some in backyards and others lining sidewalks at street fairs, and the city’s beaches […]

Letters to the Editor



Disabled Parking Exists To The Editor: I recently read a letter to the editor and a related article in a local newspaper regarding the lack of on-street parking privileges for the disabled in New York City. It is true that a New York state handicapped tag will only allow the holder to park in specifically designated off-street handicapped spots. To […]

Case For Unemployment Insurance Reform in NYS



During this severe economic crisis, it comes as no secret to anyone that more and more New Yorkers are losing their jobs and turning to our state’s unemployment insurance system to keep themselves and their families afloat. But what may not be as well known to the general public is the fact that New York’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund- the […]

Boulevard Gardens: One of New York’s Best Kept Secrets



Located on the Woodside/Astoria border and only 5 subway stops to Manhattan, Boulevard Gardens offers both convenience and affordability with Studio, 1BR, 2BR & 3BR apartments. Prices for 1BR’s start at $185,000. Residents enjoy an array of onsite amenities that include a park-like setting of 11 acres of lawns, trees and gardens, laundry rooms, a children’s park with sprinklers, a […]

WM Proposes Solid Waste Station In LIC



Waste Management (WM), a compacted waste disposal service, is seeking a permit from the city to build a solid waste transfer station in Long Island City on Review Avenue, near Newtown Creek. The proposal for the Review Avenue facility would effect a switch from truck to rail for solid waste that is to be transported from Queens to landfill in […]

Crime Continues To Remain Down Throughout Queens



Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti, Patrol Borough Queens North, and Assistant Chief Thomas Dale, Patrol Borough Queens South, reported the good news at the June 16 meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet. Even with the economic downturn, Chef Pizzuti said crime in Queens North is down a little more than 10 percent (10.18). “(Crime) is down by double-digits in five of […]

NYPD Reminder: No East River Fireworks This July 4th



Queens police officials are hoping to avoid confusion and disappointment this July 4th by reminding residents that they will not be able to view the annual Macy’s fireworks display from sites along the East River in Long Island City. NYPD Queens North Borough Commander Diana Pizzuti is telling residents that in recognition of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration […]

Baccalaureate School Issues At CB1



A dispute between the School Construction Authority (SCA) and a private land owner leasing property to the Department of Education was heard by Community Board 1. While supporting the continuation of the Baccalaureate School for Global Education at its current site, the board registered its strong objection to any use of eminent domain to acquire the property. “The board recommends […]