By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 05:23 pm JoMart, the family-owned sweet shop at the corner of Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue, will be pouring champagne and offering free samples Friday to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. “This is our way of celebrating what our customers have allowed us to do,” said JoMart owner Michael Rogak. “We don’t take customer loyalty for granted. It’s [...]
By Justin Fox on Apr 14, 2016 04:02 pm Kathleen Elvin, the principal who was fired over the grade-fixing scandal at John Dewey High School last year, is getting an â€œeasy passâ€ back to her old job. Hearing officer Jay Nadelbach granted a motion to dismiss on April 12, sending Elvin back to the principalâ€™s office (ha ha) at John Dewey High School (50 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 03:30 pm The New York State Court Officers will face off against city corrections officers this Saturday at the Abe Stark Arena for a charity hockey game to benefit a young woman in need of a kidney transplant. All proceeds from the game will help pay medical expenses for 26-year-old Alyssa Gaydosh, who is the sister-in-law ofÂ LieutenantÂ Paul [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 01:14 pm Neighbors who missed out or gave up on the city’s Build it Back program may get a second chance to have their home elevated thanks to an $8.8 million project by the state. The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announced this week they are moving forward on Project Uplift, a resiliency effort birthedÂ in the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 10:10 am Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man who allegedly robbed a sleeping passenger on the F train earlier this year. Authorities say theÂ victim, a 30-year-old man, was asleep on the F train at the Avenue X station on February 14, between 2am and 4am, when his wallet, watch, and $40 in cash [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Apr 13, 2016 07:44 pm For more than two decades, neighbors have scarfed down pasta, shared pizza, toasted wine, and broke bread at Anthony’s Place, the family-owned Italian eatery on Avenue X, near East 21st Street. But soon the restaurant’s familiar green awning will be gone. The family is packing up their plates and pulling out of the humble storefront [...]