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Restaurants & Food / Re: Appettito
« Last post by Maple on Today at 12:41:59 AM »
Blintzes. I like the cherry cheese. The salads can be excellent--I love the eggplant/walnut/cranberry one they had in the fall--but there are no ingredients listed or a date when they were made. If you eat things right away, and don't have any food allergies or sensitivities, then it's not a problem. The pickles are great, and cheap, but again, eat them within a week after buying them.
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Neighborhood Chat / New Community Board members
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 11:49:13 PM »
Newly appointed members of community boards across Queens received their orientation and were sworn in today.

In Community Board 3, our new board members are: Reverend Peter Herron, Edward Kiernan, Carlos Andres Lopez, Veronica Ng, Nuala O'Doherty, Esteban Peralta, Lobsang Salaka, Marlene Tapper, and Frank Taylor.  Patrick Beckles and Arturo Ignacio Sanchez are leaving the board.

In neighboring Community Board 4, Paula Braun, Lynda Coral, Ruby Muhammed, Neil Roman, Malikah Shabazz, Gregory Spock, and Vivian Tseng are joining the board.   Ann Pfoser Darby, Hector Hernandez, and Patricia Terranova are leaving the board.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: New Building at 74-04 Northern Blvd
« Last post by luckyghost on Yesterday at 12:53:07 PM »
Not sure if we should protect the current aesthetics of Northern Blvd. there are large 6 story apartment buildings up and down Northern.

There's one group of six-story apartments between 69th and 70th on the north side. Heading east, you don't even see a four-story building until 79th, and beyond that it's sporadic three and four story buildings amidst the one and twos.

I attended the City Planning Commission hearing this morning and was the lone speaker in opposition. Well, semi-opposition. I mostly think eight stories is totally out of wack with the scale of the immediate surroundings, and would prefer a two-to-four story proposal, along the lines of the recent construction off 87th that houses the Denny's, Chipotle, and Children of America. Northern Boulevard is largely unattractive but it does have a lot of sky that I don't think we should start carving into willy nilly in the name of change.

The hearing was interesting in any case. Developer claims above-ground parking plan (which would encompass floors two and three of the building) is combo of high water table concerns and basement storage being a more attractive lure for businesses.

One of the commissioners inquired about the bulk of the proposal, and if they'd considered something with a scale more in-between what exists and what's proposed, but site owner cites the economics of it, echoing comments made at their CB3 appearance.
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Each week we choose a different location (flushing park, Marina, astoria ,forest park etc.)
Meet up: Saturday and Sunday Travers Park 7 am
Group Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Distance : 3-5 miles depending on group level- 45 min to an hour
Fee:$15
BIO: My name is Mario Rivera and I have been living in the Jackson heights area for 16 years , I’m a certified personal trainer with experience commercial gyms like equinox. Running is my passion , ever since I got out of shape out of high school I made a decision to never go back to neglecting my body and ever since then  I have been running everyday for 5 to 8 miles a day. I also focus on strength training and basketball skills for high school athletes.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Revived Nazi neighbor story
« Last post by wlirfan on Yesterday at 12:24:45 PM »
I agree with the kids here.  If he were an ordinary day to day soldier fighting for the Nazis, no, he shouldn't be prosecuted.  But the guards and the people at these camps were not day to day recruits.  These were cushy assignments given to what the Nazis felt were their strongest supporters.  People with connections that led a good life with their families, while torturing and killing others. 

I'm shocked that this guy is still here, and that the U.S. isn't doing anything about it.  At the very least, citizenship should be revoked as he would have had to lie on his application to be able to live here.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Revived Nazi neighbor story
« Last post by missmarty on Yesterday at 10:31:55 AM »
The article raised the question of whether he'd been receiving social security or other payments here in the U.S.
That certainly needs addressing.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Revived Nazi neighbor story
« Last post by theplanesland on Yesterday at 08:34:37 AM »
i'm proud of those kids. we had a decrepit old Nazi like this in my neighborhood when i was growing up - a rat named John Demjanjuk. the apologists said 'he's old, it was a long time ago, let it go.' like he racked up parking tickets or something. the USA finally deported him and he croaked after being convicted as an accessory to the murders of 28,000 Jews.

while i advocate punching Nazis whenever possible, i wouldn't punch this one myself. i would, however, hold his arms to his sides so a Holocaust survivor could do so. it's the least i could do.

Yes, I agree; proportionality requires that he be punched by another 90-year-old.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Revived Nazi neighbor story
« Last post by dssjh on April 25, 2017, 09:45:04 PM »
i'm proud of those kids. we had a decrepit old Nazi like this in my neighborhood when i was growing up - a rat named John Demjanjuk. the apologists said 'he's old, it was a long time ago, let it go.' like he racked up parking tickets or something. the USA finally deported him and he croaked after being convicted as an accessory to the murders of 28,000 Jews.

while i advocate punching Nazis whenever possible, i wouldn't punch this one myself. i would, however, hold his arms to his sides so a Holocaust survivor could do so. it's the least i could do.
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Neighborhood Chat / Revived Nazi neighbor story
« Last post by Gordan on April 25, 2017, 07:07:04 PM »
This is a story that re-surfaces every few years but, it made the cover of the Daily news today.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/jewish-hs-students-protest-nyc-home-nazi-guard-article-1.3095898
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Appettito
« Last post by queenskid2 on April 25, 2017, 11:27:54 AM »
They have these crepes with a spongy exterior and different mixtures on the inside.  I've had the mushroom with sauerkraut and some type of meat with sauerkraut.  The spongy crepe had a little sweetness to it that, for me, played nicely off the savory part.  Not for everybody, but an interesting dish that I've never encountered elsewhere in the neighborhood.
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