Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000

CB 11 adds to chorus of LIRR criticism

Community Board 11 Chairman Bernard Haber called on the board at its monthly meeting Monday night to develop its own emergency plans in case of any future transportation strikes. Comment.

New car dealership to open on Northern Blvd.

Another car dealership will join the already crowded race for customers in northeast Queens this spring when the building on the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and 215th Street in Bayside is scheduled to be completed. Comment.

Dining Out: Outback Steakhouse

2348 Bell Blvd. Bayside Comment.

Arts & Entertainment

Community Calendar

A.A.R.P. Douglaston Chapter #3698 will meet at Douglaston Community Church, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway on Wed. Jan. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Call 229-3394. Comment.

The artistry of Hugo Bastidas at QCC

At the tender age of five, painter Hugo Xavier Bastidas had already begun to concern himself with the precise replication of images by hand. Comment.

QTIP producing tour of ‘Angel Street’

Welcome to 19th century London and the well-appointed hearth and home of the Manninghams of Angel Street. At first glance, there would not seem to be a happier couple than your host and hostess for the evening. At first glance. Comment.

Outback Steakhouse: Australian steakhouse

2348 Bell Blvd. Bayside Comment.

111th Precinct on crime-fighting roll

Crime fell by about 20 percent in 1999 in the 111th Police Precinct, making this past year the third straight year in which crime decreased significantly in the northeast Queens precinct, preliminary figures released this week by the Police Department showed. Comment.

‘New York Noir’ at the QMA

At 11 p.m., on Jan. 12, 1928, Queens Village housewife Ruth Snyder was led to the electric chair in Sing Sing for the murder of her husband by poisoning, bludgeoning and strangulation. At 11:06 p.m., prison officials threw the switch on 'Old Sparky,' as the infamous instrument of death is known. Equipped with a hidden camera (strapped to his ankle) with just a second or so to spare, Daily News photographer Tom Howard just had to get that shot. And he did. Comment.

College Round-up: St. John

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Gorynski shines for St. Francis at tourney

The St. Francis Prep girls basketball team lost to Immaculate Heart Academy in the championship game of the Immaculate Heart Academy Shootout in Washington Township, N.J. last Thursday, 68-65, in triple overtime. Comment.

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The Civic Scene: CB 8 alerts residents about sanitation regulatrions

Community Board 8 has alerted the community that every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or any other person in charge of any lot or building must clean ice from sidewalks within four hours after snow stops falling or by 11 a.m. if the snow stopped falling after 9 p.m. the previous evening. The fine is $50 to $100. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: PS 156 show made me feel like  family

It is that time of year again! Whenever the New Year shows us its face, we start to project its future, reflect on the past, and sometimes, think too little about the present. As I have written in this column before, it is disturbing to me that whenever young children display negative behavior, trying to get whatever attention they can, many adults are too afraid (or disinterested), to try to address the situation. Comment.

Our History: E-mail and V-mail: Words of the century

As we say farewell to one century and welcome the new, many media discussions have centered on aspects of the past centuries that were unique and/or outstanding. Comment.

Berger’s Burg:

In most countries, January is the first month of the calendar to greet the new year. It was named by the ancient Romans for their god Janus. Comment.

Editorial: When bigots roar

Just days before the dawning of the 21st century, a shameful display of bigotry at a public hearing in Maspeth showed that the lessons of the last century have eluded some residents of Queens. These Archie Bunker clones opposed the building of a new public school on Grand Avenue because they "don't want children from other neighborhoods." Comment.

Police Blotter: Greenpoint Bank robbed in Forest Hills

FOREST HILLS-An unidentified suspect left the Greenpoint Savings Bank with $3,100 Tuesday. Police Officer Chris Cottingham said. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 56-28 212 St., Sin Colonial, $359,000, Bed 3, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, Basement-Full, Lot Size: 41 x 98, Taxes: $2,000 Comment.

Grand larcenies on rise in 114th Pct.

A 20 percent jump in grand larcenies in 1999 bucked the overall downward trend in crime for the 114th Precinct, covering Astoria and Long Island City. Comment.

LIC cabbie shot dead in Towncar

Pal Singh remembers the last time he spoke to his friend Kuldip Singh, a livery cab driver from Long Island City. Comment.

Brooklyn dad murdered near Ridgewood factory

A Brooklyn man was murdered with a single shot to the head early Tuesday morning and left outside a Ridgewood factory warehouse near the Queens-Brooklyn border, police said. Comment.

Yankees file suit against Floral Park man

On Christmas Eve Brian McKiernan must have felt a bit like Derek Jeter, one of his favorite baseball players, after ducking away from an inside fast ball. The New York Yankees threw an inside pitch to the Floral Park resident by suing him for the rights to the Internet domain name he owns, newyorkyankees.com. Comment.

104 Precinct

Increases in four of seven major crime categories pushed the overall crime rate in the 104th Precinct up slightly in 1999. Comment.

New mobile police unit to cover 102nd Precinct

The police precincts of Patrol Borough Queens South have a new mobile command center which the Police Department will use during major public events and large-scale emergencies. Comment.

Crime falls by 11.3% in 102 Pct.

Despite a steep spike in the number of murders in the 102nd Precinct last year, residents of Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens, Woodhaven and Ozone Park were still safer than they were in 1998, authorities said. Comment.

Crime drops 20 percent in the 112 Pct.

Crime in the 112th Precinct was down in every major category in 1999 with the one exception of felonious assaults, making Forest Hills and Rego Park among the safest neighborhoods in Queens and citywide, police statistics show. Comment.

Ivory Coast coup strikes chord in Jamaica

Sitting inside his Afrikan Bookstreet store on Jamaica Avenue, Djaze Serikpa, 42, holds the shortwave radio close, trying to monitor the latest on the situation back in his home country of Ivory Coast. Comment.

New mobile police unit to cover 103rd Precinct

The police precincts of Patrol Borough Queens South have a new mobile command center which the Police Department will use during major public events and large-scale emergencies. Comment.

Jamaica sees rise in murders

Despite the fact that overall crime dropped in both the 103rd and the 113th precincts in 1999, the number of murders increased this past year in both precincts, Officer Joseph Cavitolo said. Comment.

Queens Village residence helps mentally ill adults

Tucked in the second-largest building on the Creedmoor Campus, Rose House residential care center for adults has been providing services to mentally ill homeless people in New York City since 1985 and is the first of its kind in the state. Comment.

New mobile police unit to cover 105th Pct.

The police precincts of Patrol Borough Queens South have a new mobile command center which the Police Department will use during major public events and large-scale emergencies. Comment.

Glen Oaks retail boom after Kmart moved in?

Two months after Kmart opened its doors in the Glen Oaks Shopping Mall, some neighboring stores say the retail giant has unleashed a boom along the strip while others contend there has been no ripple effect. Comment.

Murders up sharply in 105th Pct.

Although overall crime dropped 15.4 percent in the 105th Precinct over the past year, homicide cases rose at an alarming rate, the New York City Police Department statistics show. Comment.

Murder up sharply in 105th Pct

Although overall crime dropped 15.4 percent in the 105th Precinct over the past year, homicide cases rose at an alarming rate, the New York City Police Department statistics show. Comment.

Crime drops in 1999 for 107th Precinct

The crime rate for the 107th Precinct dropped 13.1 percent overall for 1999 compared with the 1998 level. Comment.

Forum on airplane noise slated for boro residents

Queens residents seeking relief from airplane noise can voice their complaints to the Federal Aviation Administration when the latest in its series of community airspace redesign workshops is held in Jamaica in early February. Comment.

Boyfriend charged in Jamaica Estates shooting

A Jamaica Estates man faces manslaughter charges after the shooting death of his girlfriend in an incident that took place Saturday night inside his apartment, authorities said. Comment.

Queens College to air elementary school plan

The future expansion of the new Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology, including its permanent location, will be the topic of a Jan. 26 public hearing held by Community Board 8. Comment.

Woman hurt in crash at Flushing intersection

A two-car accident left a woman injured and a street light down Sunday at the intersection of 33rd Avenue and 146th Street in Flushing, which residents contend is used as a speedway by cars and trucks. Comment.

College Point students raise $$ for war shrine

As last Veterans Day approached, Maria Obiol, a teacher at PS 129 in College Point, asked her 31 fourth-graders to look in the newspapers and share an article about the holiday with the class. Comment.

Murder up for 109th Pct. in 

Murders doubled to six homicides last year in the 109th Precinct, where rates of burglary and grand theft auto remained high even though overall crime dropped from 1998 levels, Commanding Officer James Waters said. Comment.

Hardware giant eyes 31st Ave.

Home Depot is definitely negotiating to purchase a piece of privately owned property in College Point and community leaders say the spot is toward the southern portion of the town, along 31st Avenue near an existing night club and Con Edison facility. Comment.

Spoiled streams lead woman to activism

When she passed by the pig farms of Secaucus, N.J., every week in the 1950s, Queens environmental activist and Little Neck resident Virginia Dent had no idea how it would change her life. Comment.

City plans to extend private bus contracts

Despite years of complaints of poor service, the city plans to extend the no-bid contracts of several major private bus lines which thousands of Queens commuters ride to work everyday. Comment.

Controversy arises over Woodside Irish parade

Two months before the marching bands are slated to tune up their bagpipes, an all-inclusive Irish parade planned for Woodside is stirring up what its organizers say is an unintended controversy. Comment.

Borough eases into new millennium

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