Residents complain about rat issue at Glendale home

(Photo courtesy Elisa Ferruccio Manessis on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy Elisa Ferruccio Manessis on Facebook)

The pest situation at 7015 65th Place in Glendale has gotten out of control, according to some residents.

In the Glendale Civic Association Facebook page, Elisa Ferruccio Manessis first brought the issue up:

“I was just driving down the block coming home with my kids and we saw a huge rat run from the basement stairs, across the stoop and into the basement window,” she posted. “Monday night one the size of my head was dead at the corner. Blood and guts splattered every where. Our children’s and family’s health are at stake here.”

According to Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, the Department of Health issued a citation to the homeowner. She even took to the group herself to let residents know her office and the City are on top of the issue:

Hello, everyone. Regarding the pest issue on 65th Place –

I have been in touch with the Department of Health, and am working to have it rectified. This is a public health issue and I have no tolerance for such conditions in the community.

The homeowner has received a violation, and DOH has made two inspections of the property. After the second inspection, DOH observed still no change and agreed to bait both the basement and exterior, which will happen this week. It is up to the property owner to hire a company to clean up the dead pests, or the Department of Buildings and other agencies can step in, and look to get an order to vacate the property.

We are continually trying to get in touch with the landlord, who we understand is dealing with a family emergency.

I will keep you updated as more progress is made. Please call my office, 718-366-3900, or email with any more information, questions or concerns.



DICK’S Sporting Goods opens Glendale location next month

(Photo of DICK'S store in Nebraska, by JonClee86)

(Photo of DICK’S store in Nebraska, by JonClee86)

The DICK’S Sporting Goods in Glendale is hosting a grand opening celebration from March 10-12.

The store, which takes over the former Sports Authority at 7325 Woodhaven Boulevard, will be the 678th DICK’S in the country and 41st in the state of New York.

The event will feature prizes, events and special guests such as Darryl Strawberry. For full details, visit:


PS 88 students make valentines for veterans

Students from PS 88 show off the valentines they created for veterans.

Students from PS 88 show off the valentines they created for veterans.

Students at Glendale’s PS 88 participated in State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s annual Valentine’s Day cards for veterans drive. The cards will be delivered to veterans at the St. Albans VA hospital.

“Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of P.S. 88, for inviting me to participate in this Valentine’s Day project,” Addabbo said. “All of the students worked really hard to make these cards, in the hopes that they will brighten up the holiday for our veterans.”


104th/GCOP General Meeting Tomorrow


The 104th Precinct/Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (GCOP) is holding its monthly meeting tomorrow at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall tomorrow tonight at 8 p.m.

At the meeting, GCOP will discuss patrol activities, the goals for 2017 and upcoming special events.

If you would like to attend the meeting but cannot due to lack of transportation, call (718) 497-1500 and the group will try to arrange a ride.


Glendale pol updates community leaders on Queens light rail

Councilwoman Crowley and community leaders tour the tracks with the DOT last year.

Councilwoman Crowley and community leaders tour the tracks with the DOT last year.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley held a meeting with community stakeholders last week to discuss progress on a Queens light rail that she’s been advocating for over the past year.

The proposal would run a commuter service along the Lower Montauk line from Jamaica to Long Island City.

“This meeting marked a pivotal step in the process of making the QNS light rail a reality,” Crowley said. “Our borough is growing faster than city planners could have ever accounted for, and we need infrastructure that supports that growth. Light rail would bring reliable public transit to transportation deserts, get countless cars off the road, boost our economy, and help the environment.”

Crowley was able to secure $500,000 for a feasibility study of the rail line in the 2017 city budget. The study is managed by the DOT and conducted by engineering firm AECOM.


Stop ‘N’ Swap returns to Atlas Park

16298545_1419134794817365_6140527334362953612_nThe Shop at Atlas Park is hosting another Stop ‘N’ Swap event on Saturday, February 4. Bring clean, reusable portable items you no longer need and trade them in for items brought by others.

The swap is looking for clothing, housewares, electronics, books and toys.

Your trash could become someone’s treasure and vice-versa.

The event will take place at the Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, from noon to 3 p.m. next to Crazy 8 apparel store.


Sacred Heart, Senator Addabbo partner for Valentine’s Day food drive

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Sacred Heart Church in Glendale are once again partnering on a Valentine’s Day food drive.

Donations will be accepted from January 25 to February 12 at Sacred Heart Church, 83-17 78th Ave. and Addabbo’s Middle Village office, 66-85 73rd Place.

The food pantry is seeking non-perishable items and includes any of the following: rice, cereal, soup (canned or dried), peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, oatmeal, canned tuna fish, beans (canned or dried), deodorant, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby powder, toilet paper and paper towels.

“I’m grateful that the recent holiday food drive was a huge success, but it’s important to remember that the need for food does not disappear after the holiday season,” said Addabbo. “There is always someone who can benefit from a simple act of kindness, such as donating an can of food. The items collected in this food drive will go a long way toward helping families and children who might not otherwise have dinner on the table. I urge all of us to pay it forward and help out whenever possible, and thank those who continue to support this food drive and others.”

For more information, contact Addabbo’s Middle Village office at 718-497-1630.


Democratic club to meet in Glendale

The 38th Assembly District Regular Democratic Club is holding their first meeting of the new year in Glendale on Thursday.

The group will meet at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall at 7:30 p.m., on January 19, to discuss local and national political issues, as well as here updates on the council and assembly from Assemblyman Mike Miller and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (or their representatives).

State Senator Michael Gianaris will be the special guest speaker for the evening.

All new members are welcome, as well those interested in learning more.


Glendale organizations host dinner & dance fundraiser

glendale fundraiser

If you’d like to help out two Glendale families with their medical financial burdens, there will be a fundraiser on January 28 that you can attend.

Held at the St. Pancras Gym, the “There’s No Place Like Home” fundraiser will feature dinner and dancing. There will also be raffles and a live DJ.

The event costs $50 and is a tax deductible donation.

For more information, you can contact:
Bill Rennison at 718-497-3128 or Al Bellington at 718-417-9857.


“Generations” Classic Rock & Roll Tonight @ Yerman’s Irish Pub


Classic Rock is alive and well and performing tonight at Yerman’s Irish Pub!

Come to Yerman’s Irish Pub tonight to see a GREAT Classic Rock & Roll Band!  Yerman’s is located at 70-26 88th Street in Glendale. The band starts around 9:30 pm and there is NO COVER CHARGE!!!

 This talented and energetic group of musicians and singers really know how to show an audience a great time – and that’s because they have a wonderful time each and every time they play their eclectic playlist of familiar songs from the 60’s, 70’s and newer! You’ll recognize and love every song! For a great musical experience and a fun time with engaging entertainers who really love to please, you can’t do better than Generations!