Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor visited the Queens Ledger office on Thursday last week to discuss the city’s oft-criticized approach to handling homelessness. Look for the full story in the upcoming issue of the Glendale Register.
Work expected to last four months
For what the NYC Department of Design & Construction calls ‘for new building construction and for improvement to the City’s water main distribution system and fire protection,’ a dozen streets in the Myrtle Avenue / Union Turnpike section of Glendale will be torn up in order to put new water mains in. Work will start October 14th and will go on for four months. Expect some traffic disruption and lane detours while this work is being done.
The contractor is DeBoe Construction Company in Huntington, NY.
The streets include: 77 Avenue at 88 St., Myrtle Avenue between 81Ave. and 84 St., 85 St. between 77th Ave. and Myrtle, 86th and 87th Streets between 77 Ave. and Union Tpk. 78 Avenue between 84 and 88 St., 79 Ave. from 87 to 88 St., 84 St. between 77 and 78 Aves., Union Turnpike – both sides, from Myrtle to 88 St. The last of the work will include a new water main on Myrtle Avenue between Union Turnpike and 85 Street.
Announcing the Grand Opening of K9 Caterers Grooming tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m., 75-16 Woodhaven Blvd in Glendale and located in the large back parking lot of K9 Caterers.
This new salon is the first totally open concept salon in Queens where pet owners are invited to stay and watch the entire groom of their dog. It is one large room and there are no hidden back rooms. A lot of pet owners feel uncomfortable leaving their dog and not being able to see what goes on during the grooming process. We have a security camera mounted that looks over the entire room and we record each groom.
As an opening special there is a 10% discount off every dog’s first groom and an additional 10% off the next groom if the owner re-books and completes their dogs groom before 8 weeks time.
On Wednesdays, an additional 10% will be taken off for Senior Citizens over the age of 65.
Veterans will receive an additional 15% off and Service dogs will receive an additional 30% off – ALL THE TIME!
The salon will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For now grooming is by appointment only.
K9 Caterers Grooming will be teaming up with local rescue centers and holding adoption events. Be sure to look for these events posted on our Calender of Events.
You can call Amanda Madtes, official Salon Manager and Head Groomer at 718-894-4365 or visit their Facebook page at “K9 Caterers Grooming”. Amanda will gladly answer any questions you may have and will give your pooch the Royal treatment!
Briarwood Architect Gerald Caliendo unveiled plans, on October 6, 2014 for a Glendale spot to be the new home for a fast growing Massage Envy franchise. The plan calls for a dozen treatment rooms with off-street parking for 15, at 89-44 Metropolitan Avenue, the corner of Metropolitan and Aubrey in Glendale. The facade will get a facelift and if the plan passes through Glendale’s Community Board #5 and the Board of Standards and Appeals, the center should open early 2015. The 3100 square foot space is planned to be built next to the Parts Authority Auto Parts store. The monthly membership fee is planned at $69 – and includes one 50-minute massage.
Every table in the cafeteria was bustling. Roughly 250 people had come to Christ the King High School in Middle Village for a general information meeting of the newly-formed the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition.
The coalition was established with one sole purpose in mind: To tie up the establishment of a warehouse-style DHS homeless shelter facility at 78-16 Cooper Avenue using the legal system, and hopefullyin so doing to cause such a ruckus that DHS backs down and abandons their plans for the site.
The ad hoc steering committee of the coalition was populated by representatives of the Glendale Civic Association, the Middle Village Chamber of Commerce, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, the Juniper Park Civic Association, the Middle Village Property and Residents Association, and the Glendale Property Owners Association.
Reacting to the swollen crowd gathered before her, Glendale Civic Association (or as it’s known in the neighborhood, ‘The Facebook Page’) President Kathy Masi said. “Obviously everyone here is very concerned about our community, and should be.”
The initial volley from the coalition comes in the form of intent to file Article 78 proceedings before the end of next week. This action would challenge the integrity of the environmental assessment performed by a contractor on behalf of the DHS. According to Chris Murray, who has been hired as the head lawyer for the group,
Following the filing of the Article 78, the coalition promises to bring further action to courts on the local, state and federal level to keep fighting.
One of the key elements of the Wednesday night meeting, beyond the fundraising function, was the block captain sign-up. About 50 people signed up for this position, which would have them working as a liaison between the coalition and their neighbors to disseminate new developments, champion fundraising efforts and bring forward any concerns.
So far, just over $30,000 of the group’s $130,000 goal has been raised in just five weeks.
The next meeting of the group will be Friday, October 24, at Yer Man’s Irish Pub.
The newly formed Glendale/Middle Village Coalition invites residents in opposition of the planed transitional housing facility on Cooper Avenue to join together for a legal fight against the city.
In order to “stop the plan to warehouse homeless families on Cooper Avenue,” organizers have a set a $100,000 goal to pursue any legal means necessary. So far the group has reported raising more than $30,000 and started a GoFundMe page, which has so far seen a little more than $2,000 in donations.
Join the group this Wednesday, October 1 at the Christ the King High School cafeteria, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., at 7 p.m. for an informational meeting on the issue and to contribute to the cause.
It was reported this morning that a 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed after crashing into another biker on Cypress Avenue in Glendale early Sunday morning.
According to reports, David Malave was riding eastbound on Cypress Avenue at 4:10 a.m. when he hit the curb and crashed into a 43-year-old motorcyclist stopped at the light at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Cypress Hills Street.
Both were rushed to Jamaica Hospital where Malave was pronounced dead on arrival.
The 43-year-old man was not injured in the crash. [Courier]
New York Giants alumni Billy Taylor will meet with his fans this weekend in Glendale.
The former NFL running back will stop by the Glendale Stop and Shop at 64-66 Myrtle Ave. this Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. for a one-time meet-and-greet.
Be sure to being your football memorabilia for this special event.
Musica Reginae, a Queens-based nonprofit devoted to promoting contemporary classical music, is partnering with the newly opened Finback Brewery in Glendale for a fundraising event this weekend.
The “brewery takeover” invites donors to an evening of beer tasting, a brewery tour and a night of classical music on Sunday, September 28, at 7 p.m. at Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue. Tickets are $35 per person and $65 for couples.
“It’s a wonderful time in Queens where we can have fresh beer from these new breweries that have popped up, but we also have fresh music from some local composers,” said Musica Reginae president Dan Olson.
In preparation of the group’s 14th season and a performance by The Kronos Quartet in May, Olson said he hopes the event this weekend will help attract a younger audience to the genre.
“This is the modern face of trying to take classical music and market it to a younger audience,” he said.
In addition to the night of beer sampling, raffles and other activities, food will also be available from Gendale’s Zum Stammtisch.
Finback Brewery co-founder Basil Lee said their corporate sponsorship with Musica Reginae is just the beginning of the brewery’s community outreach.
“I think it is really important to be a part of your neighborhood and your community, and I think beer often goes well with that,” Lee said.
He added that the brewery helped raise $500 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s organization with a special fundraising event at their tasting room just last weekend.
“We are definitely looking to do more things locally,” he added.