Glendale

Glendale rallies against proposed homeless shelter
Glendale rallies against proposed homeless shelter
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/30/2013 at 5:12PM

A senior center, a school, maybe even a park is fine, but residents in Glendale want to shut the door on a proposed homeless shelter. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. led a protest on Friday in front a defunct factory at 78-16 Cooper Avenue, which nonprofit Samaritan Village plans to transform into transitional housing if its [...]

Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/20/2013 at 1:12PM

The 104th Precinct recently conducted a Truck Enforcement Operation that stalled about 80 law-breaking vehicles. The precinct directed the program within neighborhoods it oversees — Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood and Glendale. Some streets in these areas are notorious for truck traffic, such as Grand Avenue in Maspeth, where local civic leaders and elected officials have [...]

Glendale community to fight proposed homeless shelter
Glendale community to fight proposed homeless shelter
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/13/2013 at 12:12PM

Not in my backyard. That’s the sentiment of residents, business owners, politicians and civic leaders about a proposed homeless shelter in an empty, rundown Glendale factory. The community is planning to prevent nonprofit Samaritan Village from buying the property at 78-16 Cooper Avenue and transforming it into transitional housing if the Department of Homeless Services [...]

Suspects busted for southwest Queens burglaries
Suspects busted for southwest Queens burglaries
Police Liam La Guerre 7/31/2013 at 2:05PM

Cops have made several arrests in connection with a string of burglaries in Middle Village. Police arrested Brooklyn resident Michael Watts, 37, in connection with four thefts in the area. Middle Village resident John Lease, 21, and three other juvenile accomplices were arrested and charged in separate cases. In addition to the Middle Village cases, police [...]

MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
South Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 4:24PM

Major League Baseball stepped up to the plate for south Queens. The league announced it will donate $250,000 to build an all-star teen center in the new wing of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens as part of its $5 million legacy project. The Boys & Girls Club is currently undergoing an $11.5 [...]

Glendale, Middle Village still dealing with train noise, pollution
Southwest Liam La Guerre 7/05/2013 at 11:57AM

After years of drawing attention to the issue, Glendale and Middle Village residents say they are still waiting on promises from public officials to fix trains that disturb and pollute their neighborhoods. Residents say the trains loaded with garbage and construction debris wake people up on their way through Queens to a town upstate. They [...]

Shops at Atlas Park opens the Center Green
Shops at Atlas Park opens the Center Green
Business Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2013 at 1:43PM

On Tuesday, July 2, the Shops at Atlas Park officially opened the Center Green, a 10,000-square-foot area especially designed for events. The Center Green is the heart of the overall redesign planned by Macerich, which is bringing new retail power to the property with the new additions of Charlotte Russe, Forever 21 and Boom Zone. [...]

Glendale neighbors allege car shop operates illegally
Glendale neighbors allege car shop operates illegally
Southwest Maggie Hayes 6/18/2013 at 2:38PM

Neighbors on one Glendale block say the nearby garage is a chronic nuisance. “These people are lawless all day, every day,” said one woman who wished to remain anonymous. The garage, nestled on a quiet block in Glendale, sees dozens of cars every day. Neighbors complain the owners’ cars stay parked on the sidewalks and [...]

Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 1:18PM

An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather [...]

New stores hope to bring new life to Atlas Park
New stores hope to bring new life to Atlas Park
Business Maggie Hayes 5/30/2013 at 1:25PM

With the revamp of a Glendale shopping center well under way, hopes of bringing a new and improved retail experience for residents are high. Marketing manager Dawn Simon said the Shops at Atlas Park need “new energy and excitement.” Shoppers previously said the selection of stores at the center was subpar, but Macerich, which owns [...]