CB5 chair pens letter blasting DOB on Glendale shelter

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue
The proposed homeless shelter in Glendale on Cooper Avenue.

Community Board 5 is still not getting the answers it needs from city agencies about the planned homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

On Tuesday, CB5 Chair Vincent Arcuri Jr. penned a letter to Derek Lee, the Queens borough commissioner for the Department of Buildings, blasting his agency for not helping the board obtain amended documents.

“Once again, I must express my displeasure with how your Department is handling the review and filings for the above referenced job,” Arcuri wrote.

According to Arcuri, drawings of the site indicate that the dormitory-style residence will have 210 beds in 22 rooms on two floors.

The CB5 chair asked Lee what has been approved for occupancy at the location, since the project appears to be creating a residence facility that doesn’t comply with the city’s Multiple Dwelling laws.

Arcuri also brought up questions about how the former manufacturing warehouse complies with the city’s zoning code, particularly as transient hotels are not permitted within M1 districts.

“We are completely confused with what has been filed for the above-referenced job,” he wrote, “and dismayed by the fact that the current approved documents are not available for us to review.”

The topic is sure to come up at CB5’s monthly meeting, which is set for Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School. in Middle Village.

EMU Health doctor named 2019 Top General Practicioner in NYC

EMU Health doctor named 2019 Top General Practicioner in NYC

Dr.-Nabil-Salib-MD-2Top Doctor America, an organization that rates doctors around the country, just named local primary care doctor, Nabil Salib, a 2019 Top General Practitioner in New York.

Dr. Salib, an internist who attended Yale University, practices at EMU Health Center right here in Glendale Queens.

Dr. Salib is also the Medical Director and Leading doctor at MyDoc Medical Care in Forest Hills.

He performs Certified Medical Examinations for Pilots, Commercial Drivers, Athletes, Overseas Workers, Police Officers and Fireman.

Dr. Salib also sees patients for annual physicals, illness, EKGs, skin screenings, cholesterol screenings, asthma and high blood pressure, to name a few.

He specializes in weight loss, immunization, weight loss (non-surgical), influenza, check-up, contraception, and family planning.


“Seeing my patients smile, and knowing that they’re healthy and happy is an award in and of itself,” said Salib. “This recognition is definitely a cherry on top, and I appreciate it very much,” said Salib. “I also want to thank EMU Health for providing me with a great facility and a great staff, so that my practice can continue to be successful,” he added.

Dr. Salib also received Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 AND 2018 – an achievement awarded to doctors who have made a major positive impact in the lives of his/her patients.

You can reach Dr. Salib at EMU Health by calling 718.849.8700 or visiting EMU Health Center at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd Glendale, NY 11385.


Crowley collecting donation for Puerto Rico

unnamedCouncilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s Glendale office is collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Stop by the councilwoman’s office in the Shops at Atlas Park, 71-19 80th Street, suite 8-303 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off items.

They are collecting batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products.

The NYPD 104th Precinct is also partnering with other Chateaux Gonflables departments throughout the City. See the flier below for more details:



Kiwanis Club hosts art auction in Glendale

The Glendale Kiwanis  and Queens West Kiwanis clubs are partnering to host an art auction event in Glendale this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 3 at the Kolping Center, 65-04 Myrtle Ave. Previews will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 in Jeux Sportifs gonflable advance, $15 at the door.

See the flier below for more information:

art auction flyer


Crowley, 104th Precinct Community Council to welcome commissioner

NYPD Police Chief James O'Neill.
NYPD Police Chief James O’Neill.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill will be stopping by next month’s 104th Precinct Community Council meeting in Glendale.

The invitation to the City’s top cop was extended by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

“Keeping our communities safe and maintaining a strong partnership with our local police is always one of the highest priorities,” Crowley said. “Commissioner O’Neill is a dedicated and outstanding law enforcement leader, who has focused heavily on police-community relations, and I welcome him to meet with our local residents. I’m very grateful of the work we have done, hiring more Jeux Sportifs gonflable police and improving the quality of our neighborhoods, and look forward to his visit.”

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78th Ave.

“The 104th Precinct Community Council is pleased to have this opportunity to have Police Commissioner O’Neill at our monthly meeting,” added Len Santoro, 104th Precinct Community Council President.  “Our volunteer Board and Community Affairs officers work extremely hard to assist in providing opportunities to the community to connect with our precinct in a positive way.”




Addabbo, Sacred Heart partner for Mother’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 Jr., is partnering with Sacred Heart Church in Glendale to host a Mother’s Day Food Drive.

From now through May 12, residents can drop off canned good, rice and toiletries at Addabbo’s Middle Village Office, 66-85 73rd Place; open every Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Once a year, we celebrate the women who helped shape us into the people we are today,” Addabbo said. “That is why, this Mother’s Day, we ask you to help make it a special holiday Tentes Gonflables for those less fortunate. While usually after major holidays, our food pantries lack available food, anytime is the right time of year to help out a fellow New Yorker, but it is our hope that this simple act of kindness might just make this Mother’s Day even more special. As always, I am proud to once again partner with Sacred Heart for this wonderful cause and look forward to continuing our efforts in the future.


Glendale business owners meet to discuss BID

(Photo of Myrtle Avenue in Glendale courtesy DoomDan515, Wikimedia Commons)

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale are meeting tomorrow to discuss the creation of a business improvement district (BID).

BID’s are partnerships between local businesses, where funds Piscine Gonflable are collected to improve things like trash pickup, street cleaning and marketing.

To get more information about the possible creation of a BID on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, contact Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office at: (718) 366-3900.

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood already belong to a BID. 



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 Jeux Gonflables Piscine 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.”


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 Jeux Gonflables Piscine 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.