2013-09-11 E-Edition

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Events For September

The following are free events at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care throughout September. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights. For more information, please visit www.emblemhealth.com/EHNC or call 866-539-0999. WHAT: Low-Impact ZumbaWHEN: Wednesday, September 4, 2013; Monday, September 9, 2013; Wednesday, September 11, 2013; Monday, September 16, 2013; Wednesday, September 18, […]

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 12 to Sept. 18)

Start your engines! An antique motorcycle festival and a car show roll into Queens this week. Other activities include an Indian dance extravaganza, flamenco performances, Irish music, street fairs, rare movies and the chance to join an oratorio society. Here’s the rundown. Sept. 12, A View From the Bridge, times vary, runs until Sept. 21. Arthur Miller’s fiercely compelling play […]

Rocky Roads

Motorists making their way around Long Island City and Astoria last week found themselves maneuvering some rough terrain, thanks to street maintenance performed by the city Department of Transportation and the Department of Design and Construction. The resurfacing includes 111 streets in Long Island City – 32nd Street to 38th Street, from 31st Avenue to Northern Boulevard, authorities said. The […]


Police this week are continuing their search for the man wanted for shooting a cops in Astoria on August 22. Cops plastered “Wanted” posters featuring a color photo of suspect Gary Sarback, 62, a predicate felon with a 44-year history of criminal activity, including robbery, burglary and assault convictions in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida that date back to 1969. […]

Where There’s Smoke!

Fire officials last week provided a reason why Dutch Kills was so smoky on August 21. The heavy, black smoke that covered most of the Long Island City community was caused by water used by the owners of a lot at 30-27 Greenpoint Avenue to douse a large trash fire at the site, fire officials said. A fire spokesperson said […]

DMV: No Faking New License

Motorists who renew their driver’s license had better think twice now, before lying to cops and law enforcement officials. The state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced a series of changes the agency is making on new and renewed driver’s licenses – a high tech license that replaces the current color photo with a laser-engraved, black-and-white photo, along with other […]

Need A Holiday Job? Apply Now!

Queens job hunters hoping to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities are being urged to apply early this year. The annual holiday hiring period is currently underway in New York City, when retailers hire thousands of temporary workers to stock shelves and handle crowds of holiday shoppers. Depending on the job, seasonal workers this year can expect to earn $8 to […]

There’s A Party Coming To LIC

A party in the form of a brand, spanking new Food Bazaar Supermarket, soon to open its doors at 43rd Street and Northern Boulevard –  at the former home of a Pathmark Super Center that closed its doors in August 2012. Officials at Bogopa, parent company of the Food Bazaar Supermarket chain, said recently that they expect the new supermarket […]

NYPD Officials Offer Crime Prevention Tips

Police officials are urging borough residents and business owners to stay alert – and take measures to prevent becoming a crime victim. “Don’t become a target for thieves and other criminals,” police officials said.”Criminals walk around neighborhoods. They scout an area looking for opportunities to strike.” People can stop criminals from cashing in by locking up valuables and staying alert […]