2010-02-17 E-Edition

Plea From City Hall To Albany: ‘Move 9/11 Trials Out Of New York City’



From City Hall to Albany last week, the opposition to holding the 9/11 trials in Manhattan solidified on  both sides of the aisle. At City Hall, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. held the first public hearing on the subject and heard opposition from Lower Manhattan residents, business owners and a Republican congressmember from Long Island. In Albany, state Senator Frank Padavan (R–C, Bellerose), after announcing […]

Ladder Co. 128 Celebrates 100th Year



Family members and friends of the New  York City firefighters of Ladder Company 128  gathered at the firehouse in Sunnyside on Friday, February 5 to celebrate the company’s 100th year of service. The ceremony began with the tradition of bagpipes and drums, soon followed by the “Star Spangled Banner” and a prayer. Captain James A. Mills then introduced the speakers, […]

Borough-Wide Blotter



104th Precinct Ridgewood Man  Threatens Cops A 61-year-old Middle Village man remains hospitalized in police custody this week after he was injured while brandishing a weapon at police responding to 911 calls. Police said officers who responded to 911 calls of a man with a weapon walked up the Linden Street home of James Crockett to find him wildly waving […]

Ben’s Best Offers Special Passover Seder Menu



How many restaurants can say they’ve been around for over 65 years? Well Ben’s Best, a Zagat-rated deli, can boast of an astonishing 65 years under its belt! Starting as just a basic kosher deli, today the shop is a veritable food emporium, combining a popular, full-service restaurant with a major catering operation. With prices that are 30 percent less […]

Sunnyside Chamber Hears History Of Neighborhood



Last year’s Queensboro Bridge centenary got an extended observation at the February luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, as Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society presented a series of old photographs, advertisements and documents stressing the significance of the bridge’s completion on the development of Sunnyside. There was also a brief word from a MetLife representative […]

Dutch Kills Civic Ponders MTA Protest, New Construction



For its first meeting this year, the Dutch Kills Civic Association provided an architect, a City Councilmember and a police precinct commander for the enlightenment of all those who trudged through fallen snow to get to Growing Up Green charter school on 29th Street. The architect had news about a proposed residential building in the neighborhood. The councilmember discussed the […]

I.S. 93 Students Recognized For Achievements At MSG



Thursday, February 11 during a time out at the St. John’s University vs. Louisville Big East basketball game 103 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from I.S. 93 in Ridgewood were invited to come to center court and receive recognition for their achievements in school as part of the National Grid Foundation Hoops For The Stars program. The program, sponsored […]

London Lennie’s Celebrates 50 Years



t he Barnes Family of London Lennie’s is proud to celebrate 50 years in Queens, serving the very best seafood and fish in New York City. Since Lennie moved his London fish ‘n chips shop to Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park fifty years ago, the restaurant has become the premier place for superior seafood, wines and exemplary service. The Barnes […]

Former Hiram Aide Backs Peralta In Race For 13th Dist. Seat



Two days after state Senator Hiram Monserrate was ejected from the senate and Governor David Paterson called for a special election to fill the vacancy, Assemblymember Jose Peralta was endorsed to fill the vacancy by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and three Queens councilmembers, including two whose council seats are within the senate district. One of those two councilmembers, Julissa […]