Car break-in attempt in Glendale

At approximately 3:10 pm today, two men attempted to break into a vehicle near Woodhavenvehicle-break-ins Blvd & Metropolitan Avenue.

A foot pursuit ensued when the perpetrators were spotted and they attempted to evade NYPD personnel.

One of the perpetrators was quickly apprehended and the other perpetrator is still at large at this time, reported
Detective Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct.

Charges are pending against the apprehended perpetrator.

An update will follow when available.



Police recruits attend Glendale GCOP meeting

104The NYPD 104th Precinct Community Council held their monthly meeting, were the volunteers got an opportunity to meet the new recruits, fresh out of the academy, that will be keeping the streets of Glendale safe.

This month’s meeting was held this past Tuesday at Sacred Heart, 84-05 78th Ave.

The NYPD 104th Community Council is an open forum to residents to voice concerns about the community. Check out the organization on Facebook for information on future meetings. 

Photo courtesy NYPD 104th Precinct on Twitter.


Glendale pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

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Three masked gunmen robbed a Glendale pharmacy of various prescription medicines yesterday, according to police.

Police said that the gunman entered the pharmacy, located at 75-21 Myrtle Ave., at around 12:48 p.m., and approached two male employees. One of the suspects displayed a firearm, while the other two jumped over the counter and demanded employees turn over prescription medication using a handwritten note.

After getting the medication, the suspects tied up the two employees, aged 40 and 39, using zip-ties on their hands. Then then took both employees wallets and fled the store, heading westbound on Myrtle Avenue.

The suspects were last seen wearing black pants, black sweaters and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.



Article 78 against Glendale homeless shelter dismissed by judge, Appeal expected

In June of 2014, a coalition of organizations opposed to a homeless shelter at a site on Cooper Avenue off 78th Street in Glendale for 500 homeless people, filed a petition to the court through an Article 78 proceeding.

The coalition argued that the environmental assessment was flawed in its findings and far from complete in its studies of the impact of a facility of this size on the surrounding community and called for a new review.

The study submitted by AECOM, they argued, contained erroneous information, including basic information about schools that could have been verified on Google. One case in point was the number of children in the schools near the proposed shelter, and the other was the grades housed in those schools.

The information was outdated, but the judge in the case ruled that the guidelines in the manual do not point to a significant impact for purposes of environmental analysis. The coalition contends that if decisions on the shelter were made by the city based on the findings of this study, then the decisions are flawed and deeper study is needed.

In her October 22nd decision denying the Article 78 lawsuit, Judge Jennifer Schecter ruled it is not the role of the courts to weigh in on most of the issues raised, but stated that the agency seemed to procedurally satisfy  the considerations of environmental impact into planning and review.

The judge cited that they rely on the manual’s guidelines in determining whether the agency has met its obligations of giving a “hard look” and decided in this case they had, and that the study was sufficient to use in determining the impact of the proposed facility on the community.

Sources close to the coalition say they will appeal the decision.

Read the full decision here:

Article 78 Against Glendale Homeless Shelter Dismissed By Judge


Glendale fights to save 50 year-old Christmas tradition

The annual lighting in 2013.

The annual lighting in 2013.



Glendale residents are rallying to save the annual Christmas tree lighting at Glendale Veterans Triangle, reports NY1. The 50-year old tradition is in danger of being cancelled this year as the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the annual lighting, does not have the funds to hold the event amidst dwindling enrollment rates in the chamber.

NY1 spoke with members of the Glendale Kiwanis, who are working to fundraise the approximately $4,000 needed to hold the lighting. Thus far, they’ve raised $2,000.


For more information or to make a donation, e-mail Joe Aiello,


Pop-up Oktoberfest at Atlas Park this Saturday

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Beer and food vendors from LIC Flea will be at Shops at Atlas Park this Saturday, October 17th, for a pop-up Oktoberfest celebration.

The event will take place from noon to 8 p.m., and will feature an array of beer from Queens breweries such as Big Alice Brewing and Ridgewood’s Finback Brewery, as well as local eats and live music.

Food and dessert vendors include When Pigz Fly, HBH Gourmet Sandwiches and Sam’s Fried Ice Cream.