homelessshelter_blogInitial applications to renovate an abandoned warehouse at 78-16 Cooper Ave. for a proposed 125-family homeless shelter were put on hold this week.

In order to expand the warehouse and make room for the Samaritan Village transitional housing facility, the applicant submitted three necessary applications with the Department of Buildings (DOB) on July 11 to begin the renovation process.

The proposal; to expand, along with plumbing and mechanical fixtures applications, were sent back to the applicant by DOB on July 28.


UnknownAtlas Park Mall is a hidden gem tucked into Glendale, located at 8000 Cooper Ave.  The outdoor mall includes not only stores, restaurants, and movie theater, it will be hosting events almost everyday this summer on their lawn.

Atlas Park will be hosting Zumba classes, children’s story time, and free concerts just to name a few examples.  In the month of July and August there will be live music every Monday and Wednesday.  You can find the full list of events by logging onto shopatlasparkmall.com



Join the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol at 8 p.m. for their monthly meeting at St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall at 68-20 Myrtle Ave.


HNRH_landuse_4_17The next regular monthly meeting of CB5 Queens is tonight (Wednesday, July 9) at 7:30pm, at Christ the King in the CNL Room (Door # 10 on the 3rd Floor), located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.

The meeting agenda includes a presentation regarding the upcoming capital project for the Glendale Branch Library, by Queens Public Library representatives and the project architects; public forum, the chairperson’s report; and committee reports.

Call the Board 5 office at (718) 366-1834 for additional information or to register to speak in advance.






Get connected with your neighborhood tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the Glendale Property Owners Association at St. Pancras Parish, located at 72-22 68th Street.


26. June 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: Glendale, News

While the city is optimistic about its new pilot composting program, it hasn’t been so well-received in the affected neighborhoods.

Tonight, Thurs., June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Pancras School, residents will have a chance to air their concerns at a town hall meeting with elected and Department of Sanitation officials. attendees will include Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblymen Andrew Hevesi and Mike Miller, and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley. The meeting will take place in Pfeiffer Hall.


This Sunday on June 22nd, three musical acts will be playing at Ridgewood Market. Willy Gantrum, The Horse-Eyed Men, and Feral Foster are coming to town.

Willy Gantrim is a singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas who has traveled all throughout the country and now resides in New York City. He plays on the guitar and sings songs that straddle the lines between country, blues, ragtime, and folk.


The Horse-Eyed Men consists of two brothers–Noah and Dylan Harley–who like to play, in their own words, “original, disgruntled Americana and country.” They grew up in Providence, Rhode Island with a strong musical background and eventually traveled the United States and Europe playing their music, which is a unique combination of  “spaghetti-western themes with cabaret, ragtime, and post-partum punk.”

(Spaghetti-western? Spaghetti-western: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6D4EA5BE5C3291A6)



Feral Forster is a New York folk and blues singer-songwriter. He recorded his latest album, Grave Country, last summer of 2013 and will release it in May later this year.


Address: Gottscheer Hall 657 Fairview Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385




Glendale resident and suspected drug dealer Brian McMenamin

Glendale resident and suspected drug dealer Brian McMenamin

A suspected drug dealer who escaped custody in a stolen vehicle on Monday was found on Tuesday in Manhattan, police say.

Bryan McMenamin, a 37-year-old resident of Glendale, was arrested with another man who allegedly bought drugs from him on Monday evening.

McMenamin somehow escaped (police have not released details as to how) and took off in a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee. Around 6:55 p.m., at the intersection of Cooper Ave. and 59th St. in Glendale, he rammed the SUV into a narcotics detective.

The detective was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he is stable and is expected to heal fully.

The suspect then ditched the Jeep in the parking lot of the Ridgewood Post Office, on Myrtle Ave. at Decatur St.

Reports came that McMenamin was found and apprehended somewhere in Manhattan around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. He is now back in custody.


The Community Board Number Five monthly meeting, held the second Wednesday of the month, will be located at the Christ the King High School, at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.  The meeting is open to the public and will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tonights meeting will include a presentation by the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board, committee reports, a discussion on the application for sale of alcohol,  and the election of Executive Committee Members. In addition Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, will be speaking.  If you would like to reserve a spot to speak at tonights meeting please call 718-366-1834.

Councilwoman Crowley at her campaign office opening on Myrtle Avenue last September.

Councilwoman Crowley at her campaign office opening on Myrtle Avenue last September.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is coming to Glendale.

The 30th District NYC Council Member announced today that she is moving her office from Dry Harbor Road to a 1,267-sq.-ft. space at Atlas Park Mall, located at 71-19 80th St. on Fri., May 23.

“Our new community office provides a larger and more centrally located space that will help my staff and I better serve the people of the 30th District,” Crowley said in a statement this morning.

According the the release, the Councilwoman plans on holding an open house event in the near future, “once we have settled in.”