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.”
Sparks will fly in New Hyde Park when the Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction perform live on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Park on Albert Street.
The band will perform famous songs such as, “Gimme Shelter,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Under My Thumb,” “Painted Black” and other classics.
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with a mix of confusion and appreciation to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including two from New Hyde Park, ages 38 and 53.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, is an over-reach or just par for the course of doing something wrong.
Kenneth Li of New Hyde Park thinks publicizing the names was a “suitable punishment.”
The grounds of Denton Avenue School in New Hyde Park were packed with locals pounding the pavement for a good cause on Sunday, June 2.
The New Hyde Park Runners Club hosted its annual New Hyde Park 8K Championship Race and according to eight-year Club President Harold Axelrod, Sunday’s event encompassed several different competitions, addressing participants of all levels of fitness and age.
The New Hyde Park Farmer’s Market will run until to Nov. 23.
The market will be located in the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from the village hall, on Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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