When Lenny’s Clam Bar ran television commercials years ago, owner Joe DiCandia Sr. became something of a local celebrity, famously offering viewers a free glass of wine to any diner who came to the Howard Beach hotspot and mentioned his name.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, directly addressed a controversial dispute between his precinct and an organization called the Howard Beach Civilian Observation Patrol Inc. (HB-COP) at Wednesday’s 106th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ozone Park.
The Parks Department has come into Howard Beach for a second round of tree removal. This is a continuation of the previous tree removal process that took place in September. All Sandy-stricken trees that the Parks Department feels are too far gone and not likely to survive will be cut down and replaced, according to the agency.