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.

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“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.

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Finback Brewery is hiring

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Local Glendale craft brewer Finback is looking for some hardworking individuals to join their small team. Applications must have relevant experience and 2+ years brewery experience is a plus.

They are currently seeking brewery production, delivery Piscine Gonflable and taproom positions.

Interested candidates  email cover letter and resume to jobs@finbackbrewery.com. They will carefully review all applications, but may not respond to all emails.

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Suspected bank robber strikes again

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A photo of the suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the robberies.

An individual wanted in connection with a handful of Queens bank robberies may have struck again. According to police, a December 19 robbery fits a similar pattern of four earlier incidents.

On December 19, an unidentified individual entered that Chase Bank at 71-04 Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale and approached the bank teller. The individual then passed a note and demanded money. The teller turned over an undetermined amount of cash before the individual fled the bank.

The four previous incidents are:

• On Friday, September 30, 2016 at approximately 1600 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 144-17 Union Turnpike and removed $2,100 in cash.

• On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 1355 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 196-03 Northern Boulevard, and removed $5000 on cash.

• On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at approximately 1458 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 184-01 Hillside Avenue and removed $4,620 in cash.

• On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at approximately 1515 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 111-18 Liberty Avenue, and removed $1,000 in cash.

The suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the robberies is described by police as a black male, approximately 35 years-old, 6’5″ to 6’7″, approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black waist length jacket, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to these incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Finback hosts holiday market this weekend

15380370_1311365868934500_1232218786010259661_nGlendale-based Finback Brewery is hosting a holiday market in their taproom on Sunday, from 1-6 p.m. The event will feature local artisans, crafts, snacks and of course beer.

The party will see the launch of two cans of beer: Parallelogram and Red Shift Cranberry Yuzu Sour Ale.

Finback Brewary is located at 7801 77th Ave., in Glendale. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.

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House of Representatives set to vote on giving Glendale its own zipcode

untitledThe House of Representatives is reportedly set to vote on a bill Wednesday introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng that would create a new zip code for Glendale.

Since Glendale and Ridgewood split from their original Brooklyn zip code in 1979, the two neighborhoods have shared the zip code 11385. Meng also introduced the legislation in 2014 and 2015, but it did not pass.

“The lack of a unique zip code for Glendale also impacts the ability of residents to access services,” Meng wrote in a letter, regarding the legislation earlier this year. “Service providers of utilities and repairs have trouble finding Glendale homes because Glendale is often not recognized in the zip code.”

She added, “Glendale does not show up on GPS devices and this causes confusion about where addresses in this neighborhood are located.”

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Crowley, DOT and local leaders tour proposed light rail line

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Crowley is joined by DOT reps and local leaders.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a staunch supporter of bringing a light rail commuter service along the Long Island Railroad Lower Montauk Branch, led local leaders and representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation on a tour of the tracks.

The tour began at Fresh Pond Yards, went to 11th Street in Long Island City, 88th Street in Glendale and back to Fresh Pond Yards. The rails are currently just used to freight a few times overnight, but Crowley believes both passenger and freight could travel the line if scheduled properly. In the last budget cycle, Crowley secured $500,000 for a feasibility study of a light rail.

“I continue to believe that a light rail on the Lower Montauk branch is the best, most efficient and practical solution for Queens’ overburdened streets and public transportation lines,” Crowley said. “This tour reaffirmed the fact that this rail line must be preserved for the greatest benefit of the local community. Queens is New York City’s fastest growing borough, and we must invest in infrastructure that supports that growth.”

 

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Finback Brewery in Glendale celebrates second anniversary

378524cc2e6cc93b0280985a4922fd32_400x400Queens Beer Week is upcoming and it’s coinciding with a special celebration from Glendale’s Finback Brewery – a second birthday.

This Sunday, at 1 p.m., the brewery is tapping some special beers and celebrating two years of brewing some of the borough’s best beer. They’ll also be releasing Oscillation 4 in a can and BQExC in a bottle.

Throughout the day, pop-up food stand Gaddy Lane will be serving up delicious food.

Finback Brewery is located at 78-01 77th Ave. in Glendale. For more information about the event, check it out on Facebook.

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Sledding in Queens parks this weekend

800px-Kälkåkning_i_KronobergsparkenEveryone has their favorite neighborhood sledding spot. Whether it’s an untouched area of woods in Forest Park, or just in your backyard, there are plenty of thrilling ways to have fun in the snow, especially since Winter Storm Jonas has decided to drop in a weekend.

The New York City Parks department compiled a list of some of the best places to go sledding in the parks of Queens, which can be found here, or copied below. What’s your favorite spot?

Park Name Location
Astoria Park 19 Street between Shore Boulevard off Ditmars Boulevard
Bowne Park Small hillside on the 155 Street side of the park
Crocheron Park 35th Avenue opposite Golden Pond
Forest Park Mary Whelan Playground at 79th Street and Park Lane South
Juniper Valley Park Juniper Boulevard North & South near the Tennis Building at 75th Street
Kissena Park Eastside of Lake: enter Metcalf & 164 Street
Lower Highland Park Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street

 

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Suspect Breaks Into 9 Vehicles in Maspeth

At approximately 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, 9 vehicles were broken into on 59th Drive off Fresh Pond Road in Maspeth, Queens, a Maspeth resident informed Roe Daraio, President of COMET. They broke into each car looking for valuables. Daraio tells residents if anyone finds their vehicle broken into and has not reported it, to please do so.

Either stop at the 104th Precinct or call 911 and tell the operator that you want to make a report that your vehicle was broken into. Captain Cody states that police will provide extra surveillance to the area.

According to the resident windows were smashed in and cars were robbed of radios, money, loose change and other items.

Daraio warns everyone not to leave any items in your car even if it’s a hassle, and if you do and your possessions get stolen – report all crimes so the police can take appropriate action.

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