One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]
Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley
Representatives for Glendale penned a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the proposed homeless shelter, which has received support from the Department of Homeless Services.
The proposed Glendale homeless shelter, which was just a rumor a year ago, is now heading to phase two of review. Elected officials are confident they can stop the fight with the environmental assessment.
Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley will return to the City Council after overcoming a stiff challenge from candidate Craig Caruana. The councilmember celebrated the win with supporters and family members at her victory party at Woodhaven House in Middle Village, after the race initially seemed close. “This has been a long campaign, but the people of the [...]
Elected officials, residents and members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Forest Park Carousel on Monday. To honor the new landmark, the LPC unveiled a plaque, which states the history of the century-old carousel and its designer, Daniel Muller. “Preserving our history strengthens our neighborhoods,” said [...]
The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]
A new $20 million extension to P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village was unveiled in a ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, October 15. Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, officials from the Department of Education and parents were in attendance at the event to celebrate the new addition, which will add 120 seats in four classrooms, a [...]
The Ridgewood Reservoir has been resurrected. A crowd of politicians, civic leaders and members of the community oversaw the reservoir’s grand opening on Tuesday, which heralded the completion of phase one of the site’s revitalization plan. The nearly $7 million renovation included construction of new fencing, lighting, repaving of pathways and the addition of a [...]
Maspeth leaders and residents are ready to rumble over the Knockdown Center. The center, a former glass and door factory turned arts hall, has hosted everything from weddings, Tiki Disco parties and even a mini-golf art exhibition since last year. Now, owners are applying for a license from the State’s Liquor Authority (SLA) to serve [...]
Residents and community leaders are trashing a company’s plan to increase garbage export from Long Island through their neighborhoods. One World Recycling, which processes garbage in Lindenhurst, Long Island that is hauled by New York and Atlantic Railway through tracks in Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale, has applied to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation [...]