Movie Night at Atlas Park

11694740_962659227131593_4211383709445594856_n This Wednesday, July 1st starting at 8:30pm Atlas Park will be showing their first  movie in their summer-long “Movies on the Green series.

This week’s movie is The Wizard of Oz. The event is free and sponsored by  Broadway Stages.

Please check back for weather updates. We will make a decision by 2pm on  Wednesday if weather is iffy.


Saturday Garbage Pickup in Glendale Now Monday for July 4th Observance

In observance of Independence Day, DSNY reports that there will be changes to garbage, recycling and organics collection, and street cleaning for Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.
Don’t put your garbage out for Saturday morning pick-up. Put it out Sunday after 4PM for Monday pickup.

If Friday is your garbage pick-up day…..
Friday, July 3
Sanitation WILL collect garbage, organics and recycling on Friday, July 3. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 3.

If Saturday is your pick-up day…..
Saturday, July 4
Sanitation WILL NOT collect garbage, organics or recycling on Saturday, July 4 in Glendale. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 4.

…Residents with Saturday garbage collection should place their material out for pickup after 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 for collection.

…Residents with Saturday organics collection should place their material out for pickup after 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 for collection.

…Residents with Saturday recycling collection should not place their material out for collection until after 4 p.m. on Friday, July 10 for pick-up Saturday, July 11.

For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at


Pro-Wrestler Nicole Bass arrested for stealing groceries at Stop & Shop

101002Bass4BSPro wrestler Nicole Bass stands at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. Maybe that’s why she thought she could get away with stealing groceries from Glendale’s Stop & Shop store.

The 50-year-old was seen loading up 152 food items and 17 health/beauty products at 8989 Union Turnpike around 8 p.m. She proceeded to leave the store with her grocery cart. The problem is, she hadn’t paid for any of it. In total, she stole $1,359 worth of items.

Bass performed in the World Wrestling Federation between 1999 and 2003 but left the WWF after accusing Steve Lombardi of sexual harassment. The case was ultimately dismissed. In recent years, she has been a regular guest and a member of the “Wack Pack” on “The Howard Stern Show,” where she usually takes part in bits regarding her size. She complained about being broke on the show this year.

She was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property but Queens prosecutors agreed to dismiss the case if she stays out of trouble for six months and attends a daylong counseling session about shoplifting.

The incident doesn’t seem to have left Bass bitter. She returned home on Wednesday afternoon, carrying none other than a Stop & Shop grocery bag.


Advocacy group & locals call for debris to be covered

Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES) is fighting back against the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) recent permit for a local recycling facility to25186_385834151821_4405241_n increase the tonnage of construction waste it transports daily.

The permit, issued last week, increases the daily tonnage for the One World Recycling Facility in Lindenhurst, which transports construction debris along the Fresh Pond Rail, from 370 tons to 500 to 800 tons.

No notice of public hearing for the increase in tonnage, as required by DEC, appears to have been posted, and the DEC did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

“We’re not happy about this,” said Neil Giannelli, a staffer for State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.’s office.

The new permit comes amidst arguments from the community that local railroad cars carrying construction debris should be outfitted with plastic lids, arguing open containers inflict potentially hazardous dust and oftentimes putrid smells on local residents.

Full story here


Owners of Glendale building respond to RFP for assisted living facility

We’ve heard reports that the owner of 70-31 84th St. has submitted the location as a potential site for an assisted living facility in Queens. The New York State Department of Health issued an RFP for such a facility in Queens, with a due date of June 29.

We’ve tried to be in touch with the Klein Group, whom apparently owns the site, but have yet to gather more info. We’ll update as information comes in.


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7031 84th St.



Free family law clinic at Shops at Atlas Park this Wednesday

Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and the Urban Justice Center will be holding a free family law clinic this Wednesday (June 10) from 12-5pm at the Shops at Atlas Park. The clinic will provide free individual and confidential legal consultations. Topics covered will include child/spousal support, custody/visitation, orders of protection, options for victims of crime, assistance for victims of financial abuse, information about domestic violence and more. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the Council Member’s office, 718-366-3900.

The clinic will take place at The Shops at Atlas Park community room, 3rd Floor District Office, 71-19 80th Street, Suite 8-303, Glendale



Stretch of eastbound Jackie Robinson Parkway to close this weekend

The eastbound Jackie Robinson Parkway will be closed from Jamaica/Pennsylvania Avenues in Brooklyn to the Metropolitan Avenue/Queens Boulevard exit #6 in Queens this weekend as part of a  $17 million project by the DOT.

The closure will be in effect from Friday night at 11 p.m. until Monday morning at 5:30 a.m.

The Metropolitan Avenue entrance ramp leading to the eastbound Jackie Robinson Parkway will remain open.   This is the first of six weekends that will be scheduled for project-related work.



Family Fun Day at Atlas Park

Mondays from July 6 through August 24. 11am – 1pm.

Atlas Park 8000 Cooper Ave. Glendale, NY 11385


Children’s entertainment followed by kid’s activity. Ages 3 – 12.

This event will take place on the Center Green and will be moved indoors if the weather is bad.

Check back weekly for details about that week’s event.