Bayside Times

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011


The burden of being a Cardozo captain

Being a captain isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be. Do I love being captain? Yes, of course, but it has some obstacles. Comment.

Don’t put bleachers in Crocheron Pk

On March 29, 1995, an illiterate letter — replete with more than a dozen errors in grammar and spelling, including “bleaches” instead of “bleachers” — was sent to Community Board 11 by a person who called himself “Commissioner of Bayside Little League,” requesting that bleachers be installed in Crocheron Park, across from the residential area that had been represented by the East Bayside Homeowners Association for two decades at that time. Comments (8).

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Weprin calls on city to oversee food carts

In reaction to what he says is a proliferation of food carts on city streets, City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) said he would like to see the city Street Vendor Review Panel reconvene and implement a new plan regulating where and when the food carts can operate. Comments (3).

A Son of Queens Freed

It was not justice — not even close — but it was a welcome outcome nonetheless. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Bayside Hills

Bayside Hills lot ruling sparks call for reform of BSA

The Bayside Hills community gathered around the corner of 216th Street and 51st Avenue on Halloween to once again protest the second home planned for the narrow lot after the city Board of Standards and Appeals ignored vehement opposition and granted approval to the project. Comments (1).

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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011


Bayside resident Martin Zias dies at 83

Martin Zias, 83, of Bayside, died Oct. 22 at his home surrounded by family. He was 83. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Oakland Gardens’ Grapel returns home after Egyptian captivity

After four and a half months of detainment in an Egyptian jail on espionage charges, Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel walked down a hallway at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 and into the arms of his family Saturday morning. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011


Portions of Throgs Neck Bridge to close for night roadwork

Part of the center lane of the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed on around the clock starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, to permit roadwork. Comments (1).

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