Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999


Dining Out: Royal Restaurant


NE Queens Jewish council honors two

Royal Restaurant


Film review: Sleepy Hallow

There seems no one more qualified to revisit the legend of Washington Irving's headless horseman than film director Tim Burton, a Peter Pan forever journeying from one forbidden world into the next. Comment

Two new shows are now on view at P.S. 1

It's 10 years since the Berlin Wall fell, marking the end of one era and the start of another for a newly united Germany. Artists, ever a part of any city's landscape have been present to both its document change and create changes of their own. Comment

Teens are “Restless and Rebellious” at  AMMI

The American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will host a two-week retrospective, "Restless and Rebellious:Teen Movies: Then and Now," from Nov. 27-Dec. 5. Comment

Tovah as Tallulah at Queens Theater in the Park

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes only sooner." Comment

Community Calendar

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, in an ongoing effort to better serve the needs of the Orthodox community, is proud to announce that through March 25, 2000, the Health and Fitness Department will open its doors on Saturday nights. Join us for women-only swimming sessions from 7-9 p.m. and for men-only swimming sessions from 3-11 p.m. In conjunction with the swimming schedule, the Body Shop (aerobics and weight training room), steam room and sauna will be available in separate time slots for men and women. And, in response Comment

Arts & Entertainment

Missing woman


Cook, seeing red, finally chooses St. John

For a decision that made so much noise throughout the New York City area and the Big East conference, Christ the King senior point guard Omar Cook was pretty quiet when he announced the college he will attend in the fall. Comment

Bayside Commodores sunk by Canarsie, 22-0

A day after his team lost in the Public School Athletic League quarterfinals to Canarsie, 22-0, Bayside High School varsity football head coach Joe Capuana already seems ready for next year. Comment

Memorable year ends with defeat

When the Bayside High School Commodores fell to the Canarsie Chiefs 22-0 Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, it marked the end of the Queens high school football season. And what a season it was. Comment

Newtown shocks MLK, 2-1, to win PSAL A crown

Newtown senior midfielder Sylvester Godlewski knew of Martin Luther King. He knew of the three straight PSAL crowns, he knew he had lost to the Knights his freshman year in the championship game. It was a team, with all of the talk on and off the field, that almost seemed bigger than life. Comment

Cross falls to Farrell in CHSAA soccer title game

Two goals by Monsignor Farrell within minutes of each other late in the second half were the difference, as the team from Staten Island defeated the Holy Cross Knights, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, to win the Catholic High School Athletic Association. Comment

7 new Eagle Scouts honored by Troop 18

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Comment

Boro officials discuss the issues with civics

After summer ends the civic associations start their October round of meetings with topics which show the concerns of the various communities in Queens. Comment


As an institution Thanksgiving has changed little over the years and its meaning has survived the test of time. It is still, it seems, the least commercialized of all our holidays. Its customs have evolved over the years shaped by time, social change and technology. There are few of us who do not know stories of its origins, but some of its history needs fleshing out. Comment

Gangs enemy No. 1

Since Mayor Giuliani took office nearly six years ago, the city has experienced a historic reduction in crime, especially violent crime. Although the numbers have inched their way back up in the last six months, the fact remains that southeast Queens is safer today than at any time since the 1960s. That's the good news. Comment

War against hate

They came to the home turf of the one of the few politicians in Queens to pressure state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) into supporting the hate crimes bill. At a meeting in Glen Oaks, they came with a host of local politicians all ready to speak out in favor of this ill-fated bill. And they came with nothing new to say. Comment

Whitestone hockey player hit by opponent: Report

WHITESTONE - A 15-year-old roller hockey player from Whitestone has been arrested and charged with felony assault after allegedly striking another player in the head with a hockey stick, according to a published report. Comment

Ex-welfare mom starts jewelry-making firm

Five years ago Sharon Johnson was a welfare mother in Long Island trying to figure out how she and her two sons could give cheap Christmas presents to friends and relatives. Comment

Immigrants talk politics at forum

Helping immigrants understand their potential for political action and allowing them to feel more empowered was the main goal of a forum held in Jackson Heights Saturday, one of the organizers said. Comment

Funeral service held for school guard

A 25-year-old school safety officer who died after breaking up a fight at Franklin K. Lane High School last week was remembered by hundreds of relatives, friends, and fellow officers Monday at a funeral mass in St. Albans. Comment

Cremated remains found outside Glendale building

Police found about 20 canisters of cremated human remains outside a Glendale building Saturday and authorities were trying to track down the families of the deceased, police said. Comment

Funeral service held for school security guard

A 25-year-old school safety officer who died after breaking up a fight at Franklin K. Lane High School last week was remembered by hundreds of relatives, friends, and fellow officers Monday at a funeral mass in St. Albans. Comment

18-year-old stabbed in local lanes

Three people were arrested in the stabbing of an 18-year-old Jamaica woman who aspired to become a teacher and was killed in a bowling alley near her home this week after being harassed by another woman, police and relatives of the victim said. Comment

Auto Mall faces charges of selling unfit cars: City

The Queens Auto Mall in Richmond Hill is facing prosecution by the city on charges that it sold cars that were unfit to drive, among other accusations. Comment

50-year-old man killed in crash with ambulance

A man died over the weekend after having suffered severe head injuries in an automobile accident involving a Jamaica Hospital Ambulance and a car, a hospital spokesman said. Comment

Project Prize helps teens stay on track for college

Every pizza lunch during every Saturday workshop at Queensborough Community College over the past four years has been both a blessing and a hardship for Sherri-Ann Simmons. Comment

Two Baysiders arrested in car insurance scam

Two Bayside residents were arrested and charged with insurance fraud Friday for falsely reporting their car stolen in an insurance scam earlier this year after a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department. Comment


The floor had not yet been painted and the pew was still in North Carolina waiting to be shipped, but members of the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans Sunday celebrated the opening of the renovated and expanded center as if the building represented a small miracle. Comment

Cops arrest 22, closing SE Queens drug factory

The New York City Police Department and Queens District attorney Richard Brown announced the arrest of 22 individuals, eight of them from South Jamaica, in a drug bust called Operation Turkey Trot. Comment

Forest Hills man guilty in tenant

A 32-year-old Forest Hills man last week was convicted and sentenced for killing a tenant of his two-family house in 1997, authorities said. Comment

Boro civics, immigrants clash over illegal housing

Fault lines separating neighbor from neighbor in Queens became apparent last week at City Council hearings debating a proposal to toughen laws against illegal apartments. Comment

Forest Hills resident cry for cleaner community

Led at intervals by the clear, booming voice of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills), nearly 200 people marched through downtown Forest Hills Sunday afternoon in a demonstration for cleaner streets and less trash. Comment

History is our refuge: Kew Forest

A group of Forest Hills residents struggling to protect their neighborhood from a six-story apartment building under construction on Kew Forest Lane has found its final battle cry in an unlikely source -- a fuzzy strip of old microfilm. Comment

Abel begins boro prez campaign

City Councilman Mike Abel (R-Bayside) officially launched his campaign for borough president last Thursday with a kick-off fund-raiser and reception in Murray Hill that raised about $16,000. Comment

Motorcycle racing halted in Springfield Gdns.: Cops

Until recently drivers stopping at a red light on the corner of Rockaway Boulevard and South Conduit in Springfield Gardens on a late Sunday afternoon might have wondered why there were a few hundred people standing on the center divider and the sidewalks cheering them on. Comment

Laurelton school raises $2,600 for charities

Most of the children expressed disbelief. Some even refused to inspect the contents of the bag containing 30 $100 bills as it was passed around the fifth-grade classroom. Comment

Jamaica woman, 18, murdered in bowling alley

Three people were arrested in the stabbing of an 18-year-old Jamaica woman who aspired to become a teacher and was killed in a bowling alley near her home this week after being harassed by another woman, police and relatives of the victim said. Comment

So. Asians turn out for Lancman

Several powerful Queens Democrats and about 100 influential members of the South Asian community attended a fund-raiser Sunday for Rory Lancman, who is running against Morshed Alam for the Democratic nomination in the race to unseat state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose). Comment

Vallone seeks end to double bank ATM charges

City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) announced last week he would introduce a bill banning the practice of banks charging customers from both ends when they use automatic teller machines at banks where they do not have an account. Comment

SB 26 gives Creedmoor site plans

School Board 26 made several recommendations last week on preliminary plans for an elementary school proposed for the campus of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, including air conditioning and additional space for classrooms and storage. Comment

CB 8 expected to approve plans for nursing home

Community Board 8 was expected to approve plans for a six-floor, 240-bed nursing home on Parsons Boulevard in December, but a civic leader has some reservations about the project. Comment

Queens Historical Society to offer artifacts on Web

With two substantial grants provided by state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and Borough President Claire Shulman, the Flushing-based Queens Historical Society intends to provide researchers with Internet access to its collections of historic artifacts. Comment

MTA announces plans for Sunnyside LIRR station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled a blueprint last week for a new Long Island Rail Road station in Sunnyside that could support plans for a revitalized Queens Plaza commercial district. Comment



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