New York State Assemblyman David Weprin’s bill for reintroduction of a non-resident commuter tax is an old, recycled idea periodically proposed by many others, missing the potential economic consequences that might occur after implementing it.
An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.
The proposed homeless shelter in Glendale is too close to chemicals, too far from public transportation and would pack an already overcrowded school district, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley said in a letter to city officials.
Gottscheer Hall was on its way to closing down two years ago. But the Ridgewood bar and grill turned a profit in 2012 because of younger, more affluent patrons who began to appear in larger and larger groups.
Most bars will be broadcasting the World Cup game this weekend but to celebrate it in true Deutsch fashion, Ridgewood and Glendale maintain a healthy group of German bars that harken back to the German ancestry of the area.
A Queens teacher busted for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student was arrested again for sexually abusing another teen at the Ridgewood high school where she worked, prosecutors said Wednesday.
When you think about aggressively growing markets, you might look to the southwestern United States where people flock, looking for jobs and a warm climate. The oil fields of North Dakota and the gas fields of Pennsylvania are also experiencing significant population growth as people seek jobs in those industries. You can also look closer […]
Watch in the coming months as New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio with the support of NYC Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer, NYC Public Advocate-elect Letitia James along with virtually all other NYC Council, State Assembly and State Senate members from the Big Apple renew their annual call for reintroduction of a non-NYC resident commuter tax. […]
One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most […]
Airlines have become quite creative in recent years when it comes to squeezing the last dollar out of a passenger’s wallet. They’ve added fees for everything but the air you breathe…and perhaps that’s the next thing on the agenda. Passenger’s wallets are not the only thing being squeezed by the airlines. The latest is reducing […]
After being knocked out by Sandy last year, the Rotary Club of Southwest Queens once again collected dozens of grocery bags filled with Thanksgiving food for the needy. “People are being very generous,” said Joseph DiBlasi of the Rotary Club. “Some people come out with big bags.” DiBlasi and other volunteers camped out by the […]
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bridging the Gap The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and […]