Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maspeth

Dancing teams from Maspeth and Woodside to compete in final

Two western Queens schools have secured spots in the Dancing Classrooms’ final Sunday, as other teams are slated to compete for the remaining spots Thursday. Comment.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Forest Hills

Forest Hills street renamed for late community member

In what made for a joyous yet moving ceremony in honor of a late decorated police officer, elected officials, friends and family united Sunday in Forest Hills to see the intersection of Metropolitan and Ascan avenues co-named Thomas X. Winberry Way. Comment.
Ridgewood

NYC Correction officer found guilty in 2000 slay

Jurors convicted a suspended New York City Correction officer last week on a grisly murder that occurred 13 years ago behind a Ridgewood gym, the borough’s top prosecutor said. Comment.
Letters

MTA needs to communicate better

Queens has a major problem. Comment.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ozone Park

Police arrest four in Ozone Park cell phone store robbery: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Quick-thinking cops foiled the getaway of four men who allegedly stuck up a cellphone store last week, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Mayor lays out storm plan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the city to prepare for storms far worse than Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Rockaways and southern Queens. Comments (1).

Friday, June 14, 2013

Forest Hills

Parkway Hospital building to be auctioned

The building that previously housed the Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills is slated to be auctioned at the end of June with an outstanding lien of $14.86 million, according to PropertyShark. Comment.
Forest Hills Gardens

Two SE Queens schools win ballroom dance gold

The gymnasium at PS 101 in Forest Hills Gardens roared with students from nine different schools in Queens, each rooting for their team to win the competition — not of basketball, but ballroom dancing. Comment.
Woodhaven

Preservationists await landmarking decision on Forest Park Carousel

A vote on whether to landmark the historic Forest Park Carousel is on the agenda for later this month. Comment.
Howard Beach

Grandmother fends off alleged attempted break-in: NY Post

HOWARD BEACH — A Howard Beach grandmother used her house phone to fend off two thugs allegedly trying to break into her home, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Woodhaven

Forest Park’s concert cranks it all the way up

Nearly 2 1/2 decades after Greg Cerar first imagined himself headlining his neighborhood park’s bandshell, he’ll finally get his chance with the debut of the Forest Park Rock Fest this Saturday. Comment.
Rego Park

Ben’s Best Deli names matzo dish for Baysider who won spelling bee

It won him the Scripps National Spelling Bee title, and now Bayside’s own Arvind Mahankali and the “knaidel,” the Yiddish word for matzo ball, will forever be linked after a Rego Park deli named a special version of the dish for the whiz kid. Comment.
Howard Beach

Police seek suspects posing as FedEx workers in Howard Beach [With Video]

HOWARD BEACH — Two would-be robbers posing as FedEx workers were caught on surveillance video as they allegedly tried to loot a house Monday, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Mayor proposes ambitious plan to protect Rockaways from flooding

With just over 200 days left in his administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out an elaborate plan Tuesday afternoon to protect the city’s waterfront, including the hard-hit Rockaways, from future flooding and other effects of climate change that could be even worse than the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Woodhaven

Landmarks Commission to hold hearing on Forest Park Carousel

The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission is scheduled to hear testimony about the a possible landmark designation for the Forest Park Carousel Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Comment.

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