Friday, October 23, 2009

10/23/2009 03:57 PM

Residents Upset With Late-Night Trysts In Forest Park

By: Ruschell Boone

A group of Richmond Hill residents is fighting back against what they say is becoming the common use of Forest Park for late-night trysts. NY1’s Ruschell Boone filed the following report.

Jorge Martinez says that while taking his six-year-old daughter for a walk through Forest Park it is normal to come across condom wrappers amongst the flowers and trees. He says over the years, this kind of trash has become part of the landscape.

Read the entire story HERE. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Opening of Q Gardens Gallery - 11/6

The Q Gardens Gallery, a vintage photo gallery in Kew Gardens, will open with an exhibit on the history of Kew Gardens on Friday November 6. The night will feature the exhibit, speakers, an opening ceremony and refreshments. The opening night starts at 7 PM and will go until 11 PM. 

RSVP: or (347) 494-5704

Address and Map: 

8061 Lefferts Blvd. 
Kew Gardens, NY

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

$75 Fines For Each Flier or Advertisement Illegally Posted in NYC!

I love this. I have always been against those who post fliers and advertisements all over our neighborhoods on light poles, trees, public phones, traffic light poles and utility boxes and buildings. City council just passed the PATH act and now those people who post these fliers will be fined $75 per flier by the Dept. of Sanitation. You can report fliers t the Dept. by calling 311 or on their request page HERE. 

See the whole story from Queens Crap HERE. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blood Drive today at 230 pm.  Moose Lodge. 87-25 118 St.  Please come and support!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

An Exciting, Educational Walk Through Time! 
An event for the whole family!

Join us for an Interactive Walking Tour through time, Spirits Alive at Maple Grove Cemetery (83-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY, off of Lefferts Boulevard) on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Costumed actors will recreate the lives of 25 of the cemetery’s most illustrious and historical figures including movie director Irving Rapper, pirate and buccaneer Thomas Winn, interior designer Elsie de Wolfe, Mary and Jonathan Coward’s heart warming Civil War love story and Mama Doe.

This year we will be introducing two new characters of great importance; Alfred St. Leon of Australian family circus fame and Reverend Charles Camp who helped place the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty.

Visitors will receive easy to follow maps and programs. 
$5 per adult, children under 12 FREE!

RAIN OR SHINE: In case of rain, Spirits Alive will be held at The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road.

Sponsored by Friends of Maple Grove. 
For more info: (917) 881-3358

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Comings and Goings in KG

After some super sleuth detective work yesterday we can identify some of the local business comings and goings in KG. 

1. The closed "Latin Cubanita" on the corner of Lefferts and Austin street is under renovation now and will apparently open around the 15th as a new burger joint called "Munch." I have not heard of them before but the place looks cool on the inside and a small burger joint is certainly something new for the neighborhood. 

2. The space on Lefferts across from the Dunkin Donuts and next to the hardware store which is currently under renovation is going to be a women's clothing store. No opening eta. 

3. The old "Jackson Hewitt" on Metropolitan next to Joy Fruit is under renovation. The whole floor and foundation was removed down about 4 feet, the garage door on the side was made into a normal door. I asked but couldn't get any info out of the workers if they had any. 

4. Spolini's Italian restaurant on Metropolitan seems to be expanding into the sports store's space to the left of it. Since the addition of the outdoor space which basically covered the front of the sports store it seemed inevitable and now there is a huge sign there saying they are expanding with a "party room." 

5. Jin's Fruit and vegetable Market on Lefferts, on the bridge, has cleared almost everything out and has been closed for a week or so. I couldn't get any information from the workers here either. 

6. A new vintage photo gallery is opening on Lefferts called the "Q Gardens Gallery" on the northeast corner of Austin and Lefferts. I met the owners several weeks ago, who were great and have massive collections of vintage photos of NYC and KG, and saw the space, which is a great little gallery spot for vintage photos. It is really going to be a great addition to the neighborhood. 

7. The pharmacy on Metropolitan next to Aron's Sweets is almost done and the other half they are working on will be a health and organic food store which sounds cool to me as long as they price right. 

Anyone have any knowledge as to the locations I could not get info on or other comings and goings?