Genesis Renal Care Center Helps Glendale Community

unnamedA new dialysis center in Glendale provides the community with a state of the art facility and quality care for patients.

Dialysis is used by people whose kidneys are not functioning anymore. The kidneys can no longer work as a filter for their blood, so dialysis provides an alternative method of filtering the blood by taking the it outside of the body, cleaning it and bringing it back in the body.

Aside from chairs equipped with massage, heating and television options, patients are taken care of by experienced and caring staff that seek to make renal care an easier experience.

Genesis also offers patients one-on-one counseling with a social worker, diet information from a dietitian and help with getting onto a kidney transplant list.

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City tool helps New Yorkers find cooling centers

Heat related deaths are preventable: look before you lock for children, pets and others with limited mobility.  It takes just 10 minutes for a car to overheat when it 80 degrees outside.

With the temperatures expected to reach triple digits in some places in New York City this weekend, the National Weather Service is issuing a heat advisory. New Yorkers are encouraged to stay out of the sun – or wear sunscreen if outside – as well as stay in an air conditioned location and check on family, neighbors and friends, especially the elderly and young children.

The problem for a lot of New Yorkers, is that air conditioning is expensive and a luxury they cannot afford. To help combat the heat, New York City has set up cooling centers and the Office of Emergency Management has a site that helps you locate one.

In Glendale, for example, the library, located at 78-60 73rd Place is a designated cooling center.

For more tips on staying cool, visit: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/

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Glendale Yeshiva Zoning Variance Conversion Meets With Favorable Comments By City Board

Yeshiva plans to have 700 students living in dorm rooms. There are 1050 students a day on the Glendale property.

Yeshiva plans to have 700 students living in dorm rooms. There are 1050 students a day on the Glendale property.

On Tuesday, July 19th, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals held a hearing at 22 Reade Street in Manhattan to eye the plans of the Yeshiva Godolah Seminary, located at 74-10 88 St in Glendale. They want to increase the number of people who sleep at the site from 280 to nearly 700 in 177 dorm rooms.

 

There are 1050 students a day at the 40,000 square foot site and currently 280 sleep there as their studies begin early morning Monday through Fridays. They learn in classrooms, shower and eat in buildings throughout the site and they sleep in dorm style rooms on the premises for nearly a decade now.

 

Community Board #5 recommended that the application be denied and the department of buildings has issued numerous violations on the site for various violations stemming from not being able to have sleeping quarters on the premises.

 

Jay Goldstein, representative for the Yeshiva is trying to legalize the use and testified at the hearing that students get up quite early in the morning and spend most of their long day studying for classes in small study groups. “They don’t really leave the premises, thus really don’t have an impact on the surrounding community.”

 

Community Board #5 testified that based on the Yeshiva’s extensive violations and blatant disregard for zoning and use over the past decade, they should not be trusted. Community Board #5 voted against allowing the Yeshiva to expand to have 700 people live in dorms there.

 

Clara Sarocco, a lifelong Glendale resident, testified that the water and sewer infrastructure was not built to handle such a large number of people.

 

Dori Figliola, a Glendale resident who lives directly across the street testified that she sees what is going on there every day and has no problem with them there. “The Yeshiva has proven to me as well as many of the neighbors on my block that they are good neighbors. The boys are not a problem. Most people did not know that they are living there,” she said.

 

At the hearing BSA commissioner Margery Pearlmutter pointed out that a piece of property this size in this zoning could accommodate a hotel with 300 or more rooms in an ‘as-of-right’ zoning situation. That hotel would produce a greater impact than a use like this.

 

The next hearing is scheduled in September.

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Ridgewood Kids Market takes over Atlas Park tonight

Photo courtesy Ridgewood Kids on Facebook.Tonight’s Movies on the Green event will feature a special Ridgewood Kids market which showcases local youth entrepreneurs.

From 3 to 9 p.m., local children and vendors will set up booths offering handmade crafts and goods. There will also be a raffle, free magic show, balloons, face painting and much more.

For more information about Ridgewood Kids Market, visit their website at:  www.ridgewoodkids.com

Movies on the Green will also show The Good Dinosaur for those that want to stick around and enjoy a free family film.

Photo courtesy Ridgewood Kids on Facebook.

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Community Board 5 Votes in Favor of Redesign of Dangerous Intersection

Community Board 5 voted in favor of the DOT’s proposed redesign of the Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave. intersection last night after multiple residents advocated for support.

With three pedestrian deaths since 2009 and two dozen crashes since 2010, the six-way intersection has proved to be a dangerous location for many. Both families and friends of those who have lost their lives at the intersection as well as members of Families for Safe Streets called for the need to support the proposed redesign.

The redesign would create a one-block plaza on Wyckoff Ave. between Gates and Myrtle and cut the number of vehicle turns by 70 percent.Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 12.14.02 PM

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Cooper Avenue bridge project to bring delays

Starting next week, Glendale motorists will face alternating road closures in the area of 71st Avenue and Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

On 71st Avenue, from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be intermittent full bridge closures with detours in effect during work hours.

On Cooper Avenue, below the bridge, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures will take place. The detour route will be in effect during work hours.

See below for a detailed detour map:

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Atlas Park announces Movies on the Green lineup

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The Shops at Atlas Park is hosting a weekly movie night, every Wednesday this summer, starting July 6th. The schedule for the free, outdoor Movies on the Green, is below:

July 6th – Minions

July 13th –Matilda

July 20th – The Good Dinosaur

July 27th – Inside Out

August 3rd – UP

August 10th – Zootopia

August 17th – The Incredibles

August 24th – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the movie on the grass.  If you have a chair, please be sure to sit in the back so you don’t block the view for other guests.  Refreshments are available to purchase. 

 

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Burglar robs Glendale gas station at gunpoint

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Police are looking for a man that they believe may have robbed a Glendale gas station last month.

According to police, on May 22, the suspect in the surveillance video below entered the gas station located at 73-38 Cooper Avenue and asked for a sports drink, before displaying a firearm to the 58-year-old clerk. The suspect demanded money from the clerk, who handed over approximately $1,000 in cash.

The suspect then subsequently fled the scene. He’s described as a black male, about 40-50 years old, weighing approximately 200-220 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Glendale man killed in LIC car crash

Photo courtesy Glendale Lumber on Facebook.

Photo courtesy Glendale Lumber on Facebook.

A 53-year-old Glendale man was killed when his car was struck by a box truck in Long Island City on Monday.

Police confirmed that Bruce Lanzer, of 76th street in Glendale, was traveling southbound on 37th Street when his four-door sedan collided with a box truck traveling westbound on Review Avenue. The report says Lanzer failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection before colliding with the box truck.

When police arrived at the scene they observed Lanzer with trauma to his body. He was taken to nearby Elmhurst Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The operator of the truck remained at the scene. At press time, there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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