Ridgewood man seeks volunteers for garden

The Ridgewood Garden on the corner of Cypress Hills Street and Otto Road is seeking for volunteers.

Ridgewood’s George Negoescu spent years creating the Garden, but as a man in his 70s, he’s finding it difficult to maintain throughout the winter.

According to Gail Grabowski on the Glendale Civic Association Facebook, they are applying for an NYC Neighborhood Grant, but will still be seeking volunteers. She posted:

Having a core volunteer group which George and I call Friends of Ridgewood Garden will improve our chances of being awarded the Neighborhood Grant, so please consider helping out if you can. Also, George has always considered Ridgewood Garden our garden, not his, and wants to thank all those who go out of their way to leave the garden as neat and clean as they found it.

If interested, you can reach Grabowski through a GoFundMe page for the garden. 

Officer to donate hair to American Cancer Society

Officer Sandra Campos, from the NYPD 104th Precinct will chop off 22 inches of her hair and donate it to the American Cancer Society at a charity fundraiser in Ridgewood tomorrow.

The event will raise money for the NYPD 104th’s team for the annual Middle Village relay for life. To donate ahead of the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/MiddleVillageNY and search Sandra on the team Wachter’s Watchmen.

And stop down at the Peter Cardella Senior Center, 6852 Fresh Pond Road, from 7-9 p.m. to watch Campos cut her hair. Music and light refreshments will be served.


DSNY issues weekend snow alert

7979273656_d23fa82803_oThe New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) wants residents to be prepared for inclement weather this weekend. DSNY issued an official snow alert for Saturday, December 17, starting at 12:01 a.m.

A snow alert indicates the potential for winter weather, and allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

According to the most recent update from the national weather service, New York City should see on average 1-2 inches of snow and ice. A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight  to 10 a.m. Saturday.