Category Archives: Lindenwood

Reimbursement Offers For Lindenwood Flood Victims

Lindenwood is looking for flood recovery money to flow as rapidly as the water did into their homes earlier this year. City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office doled out initial offers to victims of the April 30 flood in Lindenwood this week, but residents said the returns were minimal. Joann Ariola, president of the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic, said neighbors have been reporting insulting and miniscule reimbursement figures in the neighborhood of $500 to $750 when they sustained damages beyond thousands … Continue reading

Ozone Howard Baseball Claims Borough Cup

Call them the comeback kings. The Ozone Howard Rangers rallied their way to victory in this weekend’s Borough Cup citywide tournament, rallying back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the undefeated YSL Bombers of Brooklyn 7-6 in extra innings at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. And they did it in true comeback fashion. The bases were loaded in the bottom of the 8th inning. Right fielder Jordan Bellman took to home plate, where he clocked in a line drive … Continue reading

Lindenwood Flood Complaint Filed Against DEP

A Lindenwood resident filed the first complaint and summons against the city Department of Environmental Protection with hopes of receiving millions of dollars in reimbursement money since his house was flooded back in April. The notorious Lindenwood flood of April 30 has become an ongoing saga in southern Queens, with residents hounding the DEP to issue a final report on the matter so city Comptroller Scott Stringer can help them collect reimbursement money from the incident. The process has dragged … Continue reading

Howard Beach’s Quinn for the Win: Waging War Against ALS

To us, it is known as the ice bucket challenge. But to Howard Beach resident Patt Quinn, it is an effort to use a limited time window to raise awareness about ALS. A nomination. Ice water. A bucket. Pat Quinn. In 2012, 29-year-old former Boston College Eagles baseball team captain Pete Frates was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Just a year later, Howard Beach resident Pat Quinn was also diagnosed. After his diagnosis, he sought … Continue reading

Drug Bust in Lindenwood

The 106th Precinct put a Lindenwood man in handcuffs last week for holding a large amount of drugs inside his 80th Street home, the Police Department said. Kevin Morel, 25, was arrested and charged with several counts of drug possession around 6:45 a.m. on Aug. 1 after officers executed a search warrant on his 156-36 80th St. home in Lindenwood, the NYPD said. The Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association posted word of the arrest on its Facebook page last week when the news arrived, … Continue reading

‘Night Out’ Brings Party to Precincts

There were parties all over the city Tuesday night and southern Queens came out in big numbers to support the police precincts that patrol the region. The city Police Department hosted its annual National Night Out Against Crime this week with well-attended festivities planned in countless precincts throughout all five boroughs. Central and southern Queens precincts, including the 102nd, 104th, 106th and 112th, were no exception. The 102nd Precinct, which oversees communities like Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven, kicked off its … Continue reading

Claims deadline arrives for Lindenwood flood victims

Time is up for anyone in Lindenwood looking to file a claim after a devastating flood battered the neighborhood back in April. It has been months since residents of Lindenwood saw their homes severely damaged in what should have been a routine rainstorm on April 30, but victims still said they were anxiously waiting for relief. City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office has been accepting claims since the flood, but that 90-day statute period came to an end July 28. The … Continue reading

Stringer shows commitment to Lindenwood flood victims

The city Department of Environmental Protection has not finished a final report on the April 30 flood that severely damaged homes in Lindenwood, but city Comptroller Scott Stringer said his office would move forward with reimbursing those who suffered damage without the report. Though residents have become impatient with the city’s progress in helping them, the comptroller’s office said its inspectors have been out in the community, evaluating homes that were damaged and in need of repair. The comptroller’s bureau … Continue reading

West Nile spotted in boro

Mosquitoes around parts of northeast Queens were found to be carrying West Nile Virus, the city Health Department reported, but posed no threat to the residents living in the southern part of the borough. It was the first West Nile detection of the season, the city said, mostly emanating from Douglaston and College Point as well as part of Staten Island. No human cases of the virus were reported, the DOH said, and there was no cause for alarm just … Continue reading

No new cops coming to 106th Pct.

The 106th Precinct in Ozone Park, along with precincts across the rest of the borough, will not see any of the city’s 1,000 new cops hitting the streets this summer due to a more severe need for officers in city districts with higher crime. Under the terms of the city budget agreement reached in June, 200 civilian workers will be hired for desk jobs that are currently held by officers so they can return to patrol. Another 600 officers were … Continue reading

Top cop honored at 106th Precinct

Good deeds do not go unrewarded at the 106th Precinct. Officer Matthew Peters was presented with the June cop of the month award during a crowded 106th Precinct community council meeting on July 9 for swiftly catching a robber and returning an elderly victim’s stolen bags to her. Peters, 34, was one of two officers sent out to look for an alleged perpetrator after they heard a 65-year-old woman had been robbed. While canvassing, Peters said he saw a man fitting … Continue reading

Fighting floods in Lindenwood

Howard Beach resident Joseph Annicaro said he was frustrated by the state of his home after devastating floods left it in disrepair. Annicaro, 50, said he had to redo his entire basement after Hurricane Sandy as well as the torrential downpour on April 30 that dumped more than five inches of water, setting him back nearly $40,000. “I had to redo the while basement again. Get a new washer and dryer, a new stove, new boiler and refrigerator,” Annicaro said. … Continue reading

Lawmakers sound alarms for storm evacuation routes

Southern Queens leaders are looking for a way out.   Superstorm Sandy may have been an anomaly in terms of its severity and timing, but it also shined a harsh light on the region’s ability to evacuate, lawmakers said. State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) and Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel linked up to collect signatures for the governor demanding upgrades along crucial exit routes.   “Residents in southern Queens and Rockaway have always been isolated geographically and often rely … Continue reading

Lindenwood pushes for parking fix

A few little white lines could go a long way for the people in Lindenwood.   Residents and elected officials hit the pavement this week and asked the city Transportation Department to paint parking lines along 157th Avenue between 80th and 77th Street to make for more parking spaces. Which each dash in the concrete, drivers would more easily see their spots and become less likely to violate traffic laws, officials said.   “A small effort from the DOT will allow local residents … Continue reading

Petitions hint at Ognibene Senate run

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo may have a Republican challenger later this year.   Former City Councilman Tom Ognibene has had his name appear on petitions circulating throughout the southern Queens 15th Senate District, which includes Howard Beach, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, the Rockaway Peninsula, Woodhaven and more. He did not return calls seeking comment.   Though he has yet to file a campaign committee with the state Board of Elections, Ognibene still has until July 10 to submit petitions in … Continue reading