2019-02-06 E-Edition

LICP Breakfast Hears From Buildings Department

The Long Island City Partnership’s latest business breakfast last week welcomed two Department of Buildings executives to talk about how traffic and communication has been improved through its Building One City Plan.  One of them was Commissioner Rick D. Chandler.  According to LICP Executive Director Elizabeth Lusskin, he got in touch with the group to suggest that recent news from […]

$2.5G Reward For Info In Killing Of Mom-To-Be

Police are searching for an attacker who stabbed a pregnant woman to death inside the lobby of a Ridgewood residence early Sunday morning. Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, was found with multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso inside the lobby of the building on Myrtle Avenue near Decatur Street in Ridgewood at about 1 am on February 3, police said. […]

Petland Stores Closing

Operators of the Petland Discount pet supply chain announced last week that they are shutting down stores throughout the New York metropolitan area, including stores on Steinway Street, Broadway and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. Queens-based founder, Neil Padron, opened his first store in 1965 and maintained sole control of the chain’s day-to-day operations until he passed away from bladder cancer […]

Neighborhood Development News

Compiled by Liz Goff

Announce 7-Story Residential Building On 30th DriveThe owners of a parcel at 25-22 30th Drive in Astoria have filed plans to develop a 7-story, 70-foot-tall reside3ntial building at the site, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website.The proposed project will feature 21,927-square-feet of residential space with 31 units, most likely rentals, according to YIMBT.The […]

It’s In Queens! (Feb. 8 to Feb. 14)

With Lunar New Year and Black History Month as main themes, Queens is full of parades, dragons, jazz and MLK-inspired events. But diversity rules in this borough, and French comedy, British film, Latin dance, and even bionic humans are also on tap.Feb. 8, Cyrano, Cyrano, Feb. 17. Four actors play more than 100 characters in this 70-minute play full of […]

Personal Banker Mrs. Eva Hatzis Wins Banking Award

Mrs. Eva Hatzis, Senior Licensed Personal Banker in Sterling National Bank at 46-08 Francis Lewis Blvd, Bayside branch was honored for outstanding service in July and October 2018. “As a personal Banker at Sterling National Bank, I am here to listen to you,” she said. “I provide seamless and straight forward customer service and tailored products to meet your needs.” […]

Darryl Davis Live Workshop Attracts 400 Persons

“Darryl Davis is having an All-Day Workshop on January 30, 2019,” said Andrew Stype, President of Andrew Stype Real Estate, at his annual Christmas party in December 2018. Vice-President Erica Stype added by saying ”we will sponsor every staff member’s participation.” I decided to participate in the Darryl Davis Live Event Intensive all day workshop at the Long Island Marriott […]

Off the Beaten Trail: St. Isaac’s Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Russia

The Florence Cathedral, formally the Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore, dominates the skyline of this Northern Italian city. The skyline of St. Petersburg, Russia is shaped by the Russian duomo: St. Issacs Cathedral. We saw both cities on recent group tours. St. Isaac’s Cathedral was originally the city’s main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built […]

What’s Happening Woodhaven

As the month of February is upon us I usually think that the snow will be arriving soon, but because of the pleasant weather we have been having this week, my thoughts turn to Spring. I will enjoy these few days of warmth as I have heard that it will be back to cold again very soon. Speaking of cold, […]