Tag: Ridgewood

Ridgewood property owners reject ‘City of Yes’ plan after presentation from urban planner


Apr. 3, 2024 By Anthony Medina A resounding NO for the “City of Yes” echoed throughout the halls of the Ridgewood Presbyterian Church during a Ridgewood property owners meeting early last month, as urban planner Paul Graziano presented his argument against Mayor Eric Adams’ initiative. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association, comprised of dozens…
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Animal Care Centers of NYC to bring unique full-service animal shelter to Ridgewood this spring

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Mar. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina The Animal Care Centers (ACC) of New York City is expected to open a first-of-its-kind, full-service animal shelter in Ridgewood, according to an announcement made by ACC President and Chief Executive Officer Risa Weinstock on Wednesday, Mar. 13. At a recent Community Board 5 general meeting, an informative presentation…
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Council Member Robert Holden warns seniors about home repair scams

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Rachel Butler Council Member Robert Holden is advising seniors to be on the lookout for scammers posing as home repair companies, following his office receiving several complaints about the matter in recent weeks. Holden, who represents the neighborhoods of Middle Village and Ridgewood, said that the scammers are often presenting themselves…
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Queens Community Board 5 to hear from Animal Care Centers of NYC at March 13 monthly meeting on plans to open a location in Ridgewood

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5 — which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale — will listen to plans for an Animal Care Centers of New York opening a location in Ridgewood among other topics at its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 13. The agenda for the March meeting consists…
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New bill targets RV and mobile home removal from residential streets in NYC


Feb. 14, 2024 By Rachel Butler Recreational vehicles (RV’s) and mobile homes may soon be forcibly removed from residential streets at certain times if a new senate bill introduced by council members Robert Holden and Kamillah Hanks becomes law. Holden, who represents Ridgewood and surrounding areas and Hanks who represents Staten Island have introduced a new bill to combat the recent surge of RV’s and mobile homes permanently parked on streets in residential areas. Holden said that as New York’s housing crisis deepens, there has been an increase in people using RV’s and mobile homes as permanent housing, while paying…
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Ridgewood elementary school raffles local business vouchers to fund new theater arts program


Feb. 13, 2024 By Rachel Butler An elementary school in Queens is organizing a raffle with vouchers for local businesses in an effort to raise money for a theater arts program at the school. P.S. 68, located at 59-09 St. Felix Ave. in Ridgewood, is one of the few schools in the area that does not have a theater arts program on offer, prompting the parent-teacher association (PTA) to raise money so one can be in place for the next school year, starting in September 2024. The Treasurer of the PTA , Michelle Delgado, said that while the school of…
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Local artisans redefine Valentine gifting with unique handcrafted treasures in Queens

Feb. 12, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi You can’t beat handcrafted when it comes to thoughtful gift-giving. This Valentine’s Day and beyond, think heart-melting, one-of-a-kind finds for that special someone or for family and friends. Hardworking local makers put a lot of heart and soul into their artisanal products and supporting these small Queens-based businesses — which… Read more »

Queens council member calls for relocation of live animal slaughter markets from NYC amid allegations of animal mistreatment


Jan. 31, 2024 By Rachel Butler A Queens council member is calling for live animal slaughter markets to be moved outside of New York City following unannounced visits to a market in Ridgewood and another one in Bushwick on Jan. 17.  Council Member Robert Holden, who represents Glendale, Middle Village and surrounding areas, is pushing for the change after visiting the Tiba Live Poultry Slaughter market, located at 905 Wykoff Ave. in Ridgewood, and the Kikiriki Live Poultry market, located at 334 Linden St. in Bushwick, where he alleges the animals are being mistreated. He said that sheep and goats…
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Police on the hunt for suspects in Queens and Brooklyn robberies


Dec. 11, 2023 By Anthony Medina The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to find and identify two men allegedly responsible for a citywide robbery pattern in Ridgewood and Bushwick earlier this month. According to police, at approximately 4:55 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the confines of the 104th Precinct, the two individuals…
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