Glendale Gems

Not all gems are hidden, these jewels are located right around the corner! Check out these 5 “Glendale Gems” that give people a true feel of the neighborhood.


Artistic Stitch

79-08 Cooper Avenue Glendale, NY 11385

(718) 416-1380


artistic_stitch    Artistic Stitch is the place to go where kids are guaranteed to have a blast.  In 1996, Artistic Stitch started out in one man’s garage and has now expanded to hold all sports activities kids will love! Artistic Stitch has an indoor field with batting cages, four tunnels, and three basketball hoops to make the field and court your own.  Kids also have the opportunity to participate in their own sports training sessions, and sign up for their sports summer camp to improve their skills! If playing sports isn’t your forte, Artistic Stitch is the ideal place for your perfect party package.  For the girls they offer Pink Girls Birthday Party Boutique; Teen Sport and Dance Party; Bubble Soccer Birthday Party; there are even parties for the adults (since they always watch their kids having all the fun).  Artistic Stitch gives Glendale the fun kids want and need, whether they’re bored and want to be active or if they want to celebrate their birthday.

Open Monday-Saturday 9:30AM-11PM

Sunday 9AM-9PM


71-16 Myrtle Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385

(800) 247-0622


In today’s day and age, issues of security are widespread and frequent.  Watchguard 24/7 allows for those problems to become solutions, as the passion is evident in their cause and the work they do. Their motto is “you own it, we protect it.”  Specializing in 11 categories of security services and 6 categories of investigative services, Watchguard 24/7 helps keep the neighborhood of Glendale as well as those outside capable of being safe, secure, and stress-free.

Open every day 9AM-5PM


Zum Stammtisch

69-46 Myrtle Avenue Glendale NY 11385

(718) 386-3014


Zum Stammtisch was founded in November 1972 by John Lehner, who pursued his dream of opening his own German bar/restaurant after he watched his father run his own.  There’s no need to purchase an airplane ticket because the ambiance, aroma, and setting of Germany is the epitome of this restaurant.  Staff are dressed in alpine costumes and it’s almost impossible not to envision the magic of Germany the moment you put your forkful of food in your mouth.

Open every day 12PM-10PM

Manor Oktoberfest

8028 Cooper Avenue Glendale, NY 11385

(718) 326-2201


For authentic Bavarian cuisine with a carefree ambiance, Manor Oktoberfest—located both in Glendale and on Woodhaven—is your go-to place for something different to try tonight. With their variety of appetizers, grilled dishes, and entrees, Manor Oktoberfest allows you to celebrate Oktoberfest all year round (that’s the goal!).

Open Sunday-Thursday 12PM-9PM

Friday & Saturday 12PM-12AM


71-19 80th Street Glendale, NY 11385

(718) 894-1324



If you’re moving in to a new home, new college dorm, or even just want to add something fresh to make your home a bit more modern and personalized, HomeGoods is your one-stop shop for all of your home goodies. The people at HomeGoods are passionate about their customers finding something unique and aesthetically pleasing for their homes. Surprisingly, there’s also a section of HomeGoods to find both sweet and savory, but healthy and organic snacks, to make your home diet a little different as well! HomeGoods products are global and one-of-a-kind all at affordable prices (#winning).  There’s always something new in each store, guaranteed to make you, along with visitors of your home, in awe of what you find.

Open Monday-Thursday 9:30AM-9:30PM

Friday & Saturday 9:30AM-10PM

Sunday 11AM-8PM


By: Jenn Luizzi, Editorial/Marketing Intern


Pols welcome new 104COP board of directors


Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike miller joined the Glendale/104th Precinct’s Civilian Observation Patrol (GCOP) for the swearing-in of their new board of directors last week.

“It is an honor to administer the oath to the 104COP’s new Board of Directors,” Crowley said. “We are proud to have the strongest and longest serving community patrol in the City, and I am very grateful for their work and partnership. Thank you to President Mark Pearson and every member of 104COP for their dedication to the public safety of our neighbors.”


Pol announces drop-off sites for Glendale family impacted by fire


Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and the Shops at Atlas Park are partnering to collect donations for the Habib and Vasile families, left without a home by the fire on June 25.

The families are looking for: men’s clothing size small, women’s clothing size medium, children’s clothes size 5T and 3T  and toiletries.

Donations can be dropped off at Crowley’s district office, 71-19 80th St., Ste. 8-303 (open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Tuesday, July 4), Subway (second floor of the Shops at Atlas Park), and the parking attendant’s office in the Shops’ South Garage.


Massey ends his bid for mayor

Massey visited Queens last week to blast Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of the Build it Back program.

Massey visited Queens last week to blast Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the Build it Back program.

Real estate developer Paul Massey ended his bid for mayor today. In a statement, which can be seen below in full, he cited the high cost of running for office and no path to raising the necessary funds to beat incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“I am proud that I contributed to the debate on issues of importance to New Yorkers including education, housing and homelessness, and that I have provided real solutions for how to better our quality of life in regard to the ongoing transit crisis.

“This journey has been wonderful because of the great New Yorkers I’ve met and all of the things my team and I have learned.

“I love this city. The people I have met over the past year have enriched my life in ways I will never be able to quantify. And for them, I will continue to be a spokesman for the kind of non-partisan results-oriented leadership I have been advocating for all along.

“As I have in the past, I intend to involve myself in community and not-for-profit organizations in New York City, especially in education, which is my passion. New York certainly hasn’t heard the last from me.
“Unfortunately, the cost of running for office is extraordinary, and I do not see a path to raising the necessary funds to beat an incumbent mayor. I am forever indebted to my family, team and my friends for their support.”



Fundraiser set up for Glendale fire victims

Photo of the blaze courtesy FDNY

Photo of the blaze courtesy FDNY

A GoFundMe is hoping to raise money for the families impacted by the devastating fire in Glendale on Saturday.

Sanela Selmanovic, a Woodside resident, set up the page to help offset costs for the the Habib and Vasile families who lived upstairs from the Farmer’s Market at 72019 Myrtle Avenue.

According to Selmanovic, the families, have a combined four children under the age of 10 and had no renters insurance. All of their valuables were destroyed in the blaze.

Both the Habib family and Vasile family would greatly appreciate any donation you could make to help them rebuild their life,”Selmanovic said. “If you would like to make a clothing donation for the children, food or health care products, please contact me through this website to set up arrangements. (Any unused clothing will be donated to charities that will help similarly situated persons).”

The GoFundMe is hoping to raise $12,000.


Parks hosts meeting on future of the Ridgewood Reservoir tonight


New York City Parks and are hosting a public meeting on the future of the Ridgewood Reservoir tonight, starting at 6 p.m. at St. Pancras School 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

At 6 p.m., a hearing will solicit feedback on the Critical Environmental Area (CEA) application for the reservoir that Parks submitted on May 20 and at 7 p.m., Parks will give a presentation and solicit feedback from attendees about that they would like to see for the future of the reservoir.

“The importance of providing input as to the Reservoir’s unique ecological value from communities situated on both the Brooklyn and Queens side of the border cannot be overstated,” NYC H20, a water and ecology presentation nonprofit said in a statement. “Attendees will have a chance to make their voices heard as advocates for the Ridgewood Reservoir by commenting publicly on Park’s presentation.”



Addabbo, Miller to host rain barrel giveaway this weekend

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato hosted a similar giveaway earlier this year.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato hosted a similar giveaway earlier this year.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., and Assemblyman Mike Miller are partnering with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to host a rain barrel giveaway this weekend.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glendale Yeshiva, 74-10 88th St.

DEP will be on site to provide residents with instructions on how to use the barrel and good uses for the rainwater collected.


NYA to move repair facility out of Glendale

Photo by Adam Moreira

Photo by Adam Moreira

New York and Atlantic Railways (NYA) will move their train repair facility out of Glendale by the end of the month.

Currently, NYA operates it’s train repair facility out of Fresh Pond Yards, but they will move to a non-residential area of East New York, Brooklyn. The noisy repairs, which consist of hammering, drilling, welding, and other loud machinery, include everything from changing wheels and brake shoes, fixing mechanical problems and repainting identifying letters and numbers.

“NYA’s plan to transfer its repair operations is good news for Glendale residents who have long been plagued by noise caused by these rail car repairs,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng. “I thank NYA for making this decision. I look forward to building on this positive development, and working further with company officials to address other train-related issues that impact the community.”



“Trash Kingpins” site details issues with private waste industry

trashA new website from is detailing some of the more unsavory records of private waste companies in New York City.

The site, which was launched in a joint effort between: Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Alliance for a Greater New York and Joint Council 16 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters  features dirt on six companies, many of which operate out of Queens like Glendale’s Mr. T Carting.

“Private sanitation was once a good-paying, safe career, but that is no longer the case, thanks to these trash kingpins and others like them,”George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, said  Their low-wage jobs and unsafe practices put workers at risk, and undermine the few good companies left in the industry.  They can spend all the money they want on PR, but we know what is really going on.”

The site’s abuses ares based on researched and sourced documents from:  Records obtained from city anti-corruption regulators; Public social media posts published by company owners and managers containing racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive language and imagery; Numerous criminal, bankruptcy, and civil court cases involving sanitation company owners and so-called “independent unions”; State and federal filings by “independent unions” which are said to undermine labor standards in private sanitation and other low-wage industries by cutting sweetheart deals with employers.

Check out the site and see the records of some of your local private waste companies.