Tick-or-Treat Halloween Festival and Parade

imgres-3 On Saturday, November 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a                                                   free Halloween Festival

at the “Uncle” Vito F. Maranzano Glendale Playground (on Central Ave between 70th and 71st streets).

There will be a kid’s costume parade which the children will assemble for at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of 71st Street and Central Avenue and begin by 11:15 a.m.

The festival will also include bouncy houses, a hay maze and obstacle courses, arts and crafts, FDNY Smoke House, pumpkin patch, games, relay races, NYPD rock wall, and more.

This event is presented by Councilman Robert Holden and co-sponsored by Glendale Property Owners Assn. and Liberty Park Homeowners Association.

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Stop ‘n’ Swap at Atlas this Saturday

45111563_10156529128033726_5944758715084177408_oThe Shops at Atlas Park will host a Stop ‘n’ Swap this Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m.

Bring items like clothing, housewares, electronics, books and toys. In exchange, take something new home to you! Remember though, you don’t have to bring something to take something.

The Stop ‘n’ Swap event will take place next to Crazy 8 apparel store.

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Neighborhood policing is now at the 104th Pct

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The police commissioner visited the district yesterday to announce that the 104th Precinct is finally starting its NCO program.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) will be assigned a sector within the boundaries of the 104th.

Their job will be to get to know the residents, businesses, community leaders and clergy of the neighborhood.

The NYPD hopes that this new crime-fighting philosophy will not only drive down crime, but strengthen police and community relations.

There’s no doubt that relationship is already strong at the 104th Precinct.

Expect to meet the NCOs walking down your block, or attending your next civic or community meeting!

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One of Glendale’s oldest home is being demolished

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One of the oldest buildings in the neighborhood is in the process of demolition.

70-28 73rd Place, near Central and Edsall avenues, was listed under Community Board 5’s demolition notices.

CB5 chairman Vinny Arcuri remarked that this building is one of Glendale’s oldest.

In April, the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order due to partial roof collapse. The shaking and vibrating had affected the structure’s stability.

The building also has four DOB violations, according to the property’s profile, for failure to certify corrections for Class 1 Violations.

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Trunk or Treat at Atlas Park needs participants

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The Shops at Atlas Park is looking for participants for the upcoming Trunk or Treat on Halloween.

• What is Trunk or Treat?
o It is a safe and fun way for the children of our community to Trick or Treat in a secure location from the decorated trunks of cars provided by the residents and businesses of our community. Children with disabilities are also able to participate, so no child is left out.

• How can you participate?
o As a business you can sponsor a participating car for $100.00 donation. The money will all go to the purchasing of candy to be distributed and a receipt will be provided. Your business name will be listed as the sponsor of that car.
o As a business you can donate a gift certificate to be presented as one of the prizes for best decorated cars or best costumes.
o You can enter a decorated car and distribute candy you provide. If you own a local business what a great way to promote your business to the community.
o You can donate candy.

Those who participate will be given a sign to post on their residence or business directing trick or treaters to Atlas Park for Trunk or Treat. This is a great opportunity for people who aren’t home on Halloween or businesses who can’t be disrupted by trick or treaters.

For more information, donations or to reserve your car spot please contact Mary Kessler at (212) 355-0606 or email mskbusinessconsulting@gmail.com.

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Alleviating flooding on Edsall Avenue is among board’s top priorities

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Edsall Avenue has been prone to flooding every time there’s heavy rain in the area.

Residents have complained for years about this type of flooding.

Hopefully, help is on the way.

Community Board 5 recently released its list of top capital priorities for Fiscal Year 2020.

Reconstructing the sewer lines on Edsall Avenue from 71st Place to 73rd Place in the third highest project, as rated by CB5 members.

The first two priorities are also related to fixing sewer problems in the CB5 area.

There have been several sewer projects in nearby neighborhoods in recent years, including Calamus Avenue in Maspeth and Penelope Avenue in Middle Village.

We hope Edsall Avenue in Glendale is next on that list because the project is desperately needed.

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104th Precinct Community Council Meeting on October 16

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The 104th Precinct Community Council is set to meet on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Get the latest community updates and crime stat reports straight from the 104th Precinct.

They will also celebrate the Officers of the Month.

This month, the meeting will also be giving out brown paper yard waste bags.

The meeting will be at the basement of Sacred Heart Church, located at 83-17 78th Avenue.

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MetroCard Van coming to Glendale on Oct. 30

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The Metrocard Van is coming to Glendale.

On October 30, the van will stop at the Stop & Shop parking lot at 64-66 Myrtle Avenue from 1 to 3 p.m.

This is an initiative that State Senator Joe Addabbo has brought to his constituents regularly.

It gives residents an easy and convenient way to take care of their MetroCard needs without venturing out of their neighborhood.

For more information, call Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.

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