2018-06-13 E-Edition

CB 2 Discusses Uniform Land Use Review Procedure

At the Community Board 2 meeting on June 7, the public meeting and public hearing phases, (eight items total), including landmark and Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) applications and unfinished business, were there for examination, and most of them required votes. The very first of them, the Skillman-43rd Avenues safety plan proposal, took two and a half hours to […]

Six-Story Development To Replace Beer Garden

The owner of a parcel at 30-09 21st Street has filed plans to develop a six-story, mixed use building at the site.The development will feature two apartments on floors two through six and 1,147-square-feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The building will also feature access to a rooftop recreational area and laundry rooms on the Penthouse level, according […]

Bandit Slashes Tenants In Court Square Break-In

Police are searching for a brazen bandit who broke into a Court Square apartment on June 3rd and slashed the tenant’s face with a knife when the man confronted him, police said.Cops said the suspect was rummaging through the apartment on Jackson Avenue near 44th Drive at about 5 a.m. on June 3rd when one of the tenants arrived home […]

Macy’s To Celebrate America’s 242nd Birthday With A Bang

Queens police officials will dispatch dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to the Long Island City waterfront on July 4th, where crowds will gather to celebrate American independence with a view Macy’s 42nd annual July 4th fireworks extravaganza.Starting with the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Macy’s July 4th fireworks display has been a tradition for tourists and generations of Queens families.  […]

On the Road in Greece: Stavros Niarchos Park

For the past 50 years, the Greek American community has been elevated through the accomplishments of the shipowners. Stavros Spyros (3 July 1909 – 16 April 1996) was a multi-billionaire Greek shipping tycoon. Starting in 1952, he had the world’s biggest supertankers built for his fleet. Propelled by both the Suez Crisis and an increasing demand for oil, he and rival Aristotle Onassis became giants in […]

On the Road in Greece: Dimitsana in the Spring

Western and Eastern civilizations recognize the fact they have been influence in some way by Greek and Byzantine civilizations that assimilates all, keeping Greek language and culture alive for over 5,000 years. I recently travelled to the mountainous village of Dimitsana in late spring. Green mountains with wild flowers gives a spiritual peace. I hired local taxi driver Demetri Tsokas […]

Belmont Stakes Festival Includes Visit By Veteran Jockeys To Ronald McDonald House

With the excitement of another run for a Triple Crown at Belmont Park, NYRA the New York Racing Association and Belmont Park planned a number of exciting events during Belmont Stakes Festival Week.On Tuesday June 5, jockeys from Belmont Park visited Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to bring cheer to the many children whose families are in residence either […]

Met Council on Jewish Poverty Holds 42nd Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Sunday morning June 3, 2018 New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Hastings walked to the podium at the 42nd annual legislative breakfast of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. The 20th floor ballroom at the YALE Club in Manhattan was filled with more than 300 supporters of the MET Council on Jewish Poverty as well as some of the top legislators […]

How the Ancestors of a Russian Countess Changed The World

If a 94-year old woman told you that her father was one of the pioneers in the field of sociology, his father- her grandfather-  founded one of the first worker’s compensation systems in the world and her late husband’s great, great, great grandmother made a decision which proved instrumental to America winning the Revolutionary War, you would probably believe she […]