Ridgewood and Nepalese community mourns together

Nepal finalRidgewood residents and the Nepalese community of Queens gathered in Veteran’s Square last night to hold a candlelight vigil and hours of prayer for the victims of the tragic earthquake in Nepal.

The death toll from the tragedy has surpassed the 5,000 mark and continues to rise as relief efforts begin and more victims are pulled from the ruble.

It was a show of solidarity and support on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, on Wednesday night.

The vigil was organized by Nepalese American Youth Association.

Ridgewood tenants discuss a changing community

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A roomful of Ridgewood residents and tenants gathered together to begin cultivating the change they know is inevitable, but that they want a hand in shaping.

At the first-ever meeting of the newly formed Ridgewood Tenants and Neighborhood Association on Monday night, attendees broke into small groups to discuss topics related to transportation, housing, economic development and the environment.

Read more: Glendale Register – Residents discuss a changing Ridgewood

PHOTOS: Taste of Ridgewood

The annual taste of Ridgewood was last night. The event, at the Ridgewood YMCA was a spectacular display of the best local food and deserts.

Over 20 vendors served residents to second and third helpings because it was nearly impossible to fit everything on one plate.

The event also honored Joseph Addabbo, Jr. New York State Senator; Madeline Chan Superintendent of Community Schools, District 24 and Linda Monte President of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society.

A silent auction featured items and gift cards made by local merchants as well as some cool memorabilia.

Take a look at some of the photos below:

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Stabbing on Bleecker and Woodward

A man was stabbed at the corner of Bleecker Street and Woodward Avenue in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The victim was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
The victim was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

Police say, a 27-year-old man whose name has not been released was stabbed in the thigh and torso by two Hispanic suspects. The victims injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

After being stabbed, the victim was transported to Wyckoff Heights Hospital and Medical Center.

This incident is being investigated by the 104 Precinct Detective Squad. Anyone with any information is being asked to call the 104 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-3004 or contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-577-TIPS.


Myrtle Avenue street fair this weekend

The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District is hosting their annual street fair this weekend, just in time for the nice weather to roll in.

The event will feature hand crafted goods from Ridgewood Market vendors, local food and some of the best items local Myrtle Avenue merchants have to offer. There will also be rides and attractions so the event is sure to be fun for the whole family.

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What: Spring street fair, featuring local vendors, rides, food and more!

Where: On Myrtle Avenue between Wyckoff and Forest Avenues.

When: Sunday, April 19, from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information on the Myrtle Avenue BID, visit: http://ridgewood-ny.com/

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Filmmakers recreate famous protest in Ridgewood

Protest scene being filmed in Ridgewood on Saturday. Photo by Marty Dee on Facebook.
Protest scene being filmed in Ridgewood on Saturday. Photo by Marty Dee on Facebook.

A historic and controversial piece of New York City’s history was recreated in Ridgewood on Saturday.

For an upcoming indie flick, filmmakers recreated a protest March in Bensonhurst after the murder of Tusef Hawkins in 1989.

The protest scene was filmed on Forest Avenue, near Linden Street.

The film, titled Back in the Day, according to Page Six, stars Lillo Brancato, Alec Baldwn and Mike Tyson.

Group wants residents to shape Ridgewood’s future

Ridgewood tenantsA group of civic-minded Ridgewood residents are launching a tenants association and they’re looking for community input prior to their first meeting.

The group’s mission is: “To engage, empower, and increase representation for all Ridgewood tenants and residents.”

Their main goal is to give every resident a voice in the future growth of Ridgewood and harbor an atmosphere of townhall meetings and discussions where each tenant has the opportunity to provide input.

Their first meeting is scheduled for Monday April 27th at 6 p.m. at the Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St.

For more information, visit:

Website: www.ridgewoodtenants.org

Email: ridgewoodtenants@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ridgewoodtenants/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RidgewoodTenant

Ridgewood man shoots two women, takes own life

A Ridgewood man shot two women and took his own life on Gates Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, picture here.

A Ridgewood man shot two women then took his own life inside his Gates Avenue apartment in Ridgewood last night. Both women were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A call of shots fire came into police at around 8:08 p.m. Police responded to the scene at 60-69 Gates Avenue, near Fresh Pond  Road. Both women were found with gun shots wounds but conscious.

When police finally made it inside the residence, the man was found to have taken his own life.

More details will be available as they are released.

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