Kurt Langjahr of New Hyde Park is on a mission to plant trees, yet not for the visual aesthetic, but to buffer the rumblings of airplanes flying overhead.
His next-door neighbors cut trees down in their backyard a few years ago, and that’s when he first noticed the noise. This was also after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) changed flight patterns to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.
Garden City Park, the forgotten town as Eric Rudd calls it. He wants to change that.
Rudd, former president of the Garden City Park Civic Association, revealed to the New Hyde Park Illustrated News that he, along with three former civic members would form their own group.
New Hyde Park residents gathered on June 19 at Memorial Park, to watch Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band, perform live. The crowd filled more than half the park on Wednesday evening to witness the event and the performers impersonating the original legends of rock.
While seeing the band Satisfaction play and hearing the music it was like watching and listening to the actual Rolling Stones members live. Lead singer and band manager, Chris LeGrand, had the ‘moves like jagger,’ which were flawlessly achieved. LeGrand started this project in 2001 in his hometown, Texarkana, TX.
Competing bids on the Village of New Hyde Park’s “Operation Main Street” project are in final review stages, according to officials. The project aims at improving the business district along Jericho Turnpike.
J. Anthony Enterprise Inc. of Bohemia bid $1,469,374, while Old Bethpage-based New York Paving, who installed the new traffic medians on the turnpike, submitted a $1,527,043.10 bid. Neither contractor returned calls for comment.
Harinder Singh, manager of Empire Billiards on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, plead guilty to building code violations in village court last week. The hall has been subject of recent criticism from village officials and residents.
The first violation stemmed from Empire practicing as a billiard hall without a permit. The village revoked its permit last year. New Hyde Park also recently ordered the club to remove a DJ booth and dance floor, according to Mayor Robert Lofaro.
Mike Smith atop Palace Malice knew when he looked back at a fellow jockey, he reassured victory. Smith had the 145th Belmont Stakes in hand as he thundered down the final stretch on June 8, but not because of a runaway finish. Preakness winner Oxbow with Gary Stevens manning the reins gave Smith the go-ahead as he glanced over to his fellow Hall of Fame member.
“When I ranged up next to [Oxbow], it was like a movie scene,” Smith said. “He looked over to me. I could see his face clear as day. He says, ‘go on little brother, you’re moving better than me. Just ride off your win.’”
Hooray! One of the best signs the school year is coming to a close is Field Day, and the signs have been all over our schools these past few weeks as the Red, White or Blue teams take to the fields for some friendly intramural competition. Manor Oaks School, Hillside Grade School and Denton Avenue School held its field days on June 12.
Wayne Wink, Town of North Hempstead town clerk candidate, sat down with Anton reporters recently to talk about what makes him good for the job and the current administration’s shortcomings.
Wink was originally running for county comptroller, however, he decided to step down after a lack of union backing. Wink said that a number of big unions decided to endorse Howard Weitzman and also garnered the support of the working families party for Weitzman.
For those that are fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters that are seen on their television screens, Nassau County residents now have the chance to train like them. Starting on June 15, the first ever east coast location for the brand-extended UFC gym opened at 2020 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.
UFC Gyms operate under the slogan “Train Different,” which is some of the best training that people come to this type of gym to get, according to Operations Manager Suzanne Silver.
This year, as in years past, the jockeys from Belmont Park, including Sam the Bugler, visited the families and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) as part of an annual partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
“This is a great event for our children and their families,” said Matt Campo, RMH-LI executive director. “It is a fun day that everyone looks forward to.”
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