Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015


Maspeth, MidVil streets renamed for local legends

The City Council unanimously passed a bill last week that includes a proposal to co-name two Queens streets, one in Maspeth and the other in Middle Village. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Kew Gardens

Katz gives $14 million to Queens Library for capital improvements

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has allocated $14 million for key expansions, renovations and technology across 12 branches of the Queens Library System. Comments (2).

Upgrades to begin on Woodhaven playground

Long-awaited upgrades to the Mary Whalen Playground in Woodhaven are set to begin Aug. 18 at a ground-breaking ceremony led by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale). Comment.
Dining Out

Peruvian fare finds new home in Forest Hills

Chalet Alpina was a fixture of the Forest Hills dining scene for over 30 years until the owners decided to retire in November. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015


Safety review launched in Maspeth freight rail crash

The Federal Railroad Administration has launched a safety review of freight-line New York & Atlantic’s safety culture and management practices. Comment.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Howard Beach

Howard Beach leads in nature study

Since the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Howard Beach has become a case study for finding natural and unnatural defenses against vulnerable structures, The Nature Conservancy said in a report released this week. Comment.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Forest Hills

Arrest made in Aron Aranbayev death: NYPD

An MTA train operator has been charged in the death of a well-known Forest Hills jeweler, police said. Comment.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kew Gardens

Five Queens campuses get $5million

City University of New York colleges across the borough will receive an estimated $5 million this fiscal year from the borough president’s discretionary funds to support capital projects at CUNY campuses. Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Howard Beach

City Council speeds up Sandy recovery process

The City Council approved a text amendment on special zoning rules to accelerate rebuilding of Sandy-damaged residences in areas within flood zones in the Rockaways, south Queens, south Brooklyn and Staten Island. Comment.
Forest Hills

Famed jeweler killed in Forest Hills hit and run: NYPD

A Queens man and renowned jeweler to several national celebrities, Aron Aranbayev, 40, died at Jamaica Hospital Monday from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle the night before, police said. Comment.
Middle Village

Alkins prepping for big decisions

Rawle Alkins is quickly learning what a headache having to pick both a prep school and college can be. Comment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kew Gardens

Power outages hit the borough during heat wave

An estimated 12 Queens neighborhoods have been affected by power outages and downed wires since the Monday evening heat wave according to the latest update on the Con Edison power outage map. Comment.

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