Tag: Ridgewood

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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Ridgewood community center celebrates 10th anniversary with fundraising festivals


Dec. 6, 2023 By Anthony Medina An experimental cultural and community center in the heart of Ridgewood plans to host a series of fundraising festivals to celebrate its 10-year anniversary this winter. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Woodbine will host its fourth annual Holiday Market at Gottscheer Hall, located at 657 Fairview Ave. in Ridgewood. The center will have over 30 different vendors selling a wide array of goods. Each vendor will also contribute prizes for a fundraising raffle during the market. Woodbine also announced a call for submissions for it’s first Art Auction, in partnership with the nonprofit cultural organization…
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CTown Supermarkets hosts soft opening for new store at former Walgreens location in Ridgewood


Nov. 10, 2023 By Anthony medina The new CTown Supermarkets, located where Walgreens once stood at 58-02 Metropolitan Ave. in Ridgewood, welcomed customers during the store’s soft opening on Friday, Nov. 10.  Sam Koush, the store’s manager, who’s worked for CTown Supermarkets for over 17 years, said they’re gradually getting the store fully prepared for a grand opening expected to come sometime during the holidays.  The only concern on Koush’s mind as the store is fast on it’s way to fully opening is shoplifters — the same reasons given by Walgreens for store closures across the nation, but the grocery…
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Queens Councilman Holden introduces two bills addressing quality-of-life and public safety issues


Sep. 15, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Councilman Robert Holden introduced two bills aimed at helping city agencies punish businesses selling cannabis illegally and another making the city’s Open Streets program available to first responders, at a city council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, Holden’s bill, Intro 1172, would allow the Commissioner of Consumer and…
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Ridgewood is one of the top 5 neighborhoods directly affected by the short-term rental ban in the city, data reveals


Sep. 11, 2023 By Anthony Medina At the start of last year, the city adopted Local Law 18 into legislation, but the impact of the law wouldn’t shake-up the short-term rental market until earlier this month. According to the Office of Special Enforcement, the law requires short-term rental hosts to register their properties with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) and prohibits booking platforms from operating short-term rental units in what Airbnb calls a “de facto ban.” The short-term rental registration law directly impacts the popular booking service platforms including Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com and similar known sites for booking…
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Myrtle Avenue Summer Street Festival draws thousands to Ridgewood

Aug. 21, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann With sunshine galore, a few thousand visitors enjoyed the Myrtle Avenue Summer Street Festival in Ridgewood on Sunday, Aug. 20. About 200 vendors and merchants had set up shop on Myrtle Avenue from Wyckoff Avenue to Forest Avenue, selling everything from decorations to clothing to artwork. El and Steph…
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