Ridgewood resident forms organization to help those in need

Local resident, Angela Leider, is leading a movement to spread love to all of those around us.

Her organization, Lead Your Love, “will do anything in our power to help change the world for the better,” said Leider, a personal trainer in NYC.

This past weekend, 21 Lead Your Love volunteers distributed approximately 220 bags, filled with food & toiletries, around the lower east side of Manhattan.


Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, water, socks, feminine products, hand warmers, peanuts, shampoo, granola bars, deodorant and more were packaged and delivered to the needy.

“I want to thank every single person who has helped in any way. My wish is to inspire everyone to be a better, kinder, more compassionate version of themselves. Let us all be a positive force in this world and shine brightly!” said Leider.

If you want to contact Angela Leider and the Lead Your Life team, message her on instagram or Facebook.



Police bust two for heroin in Ridgewood

Police in Ridgewood arrested two individuals after recovering 203 decks of heroin and $2,100 in cash.

According to Det. Thomas Bell, the arrest came as a result of a warrant.

A 23-year-old male from within the confines of the 104th Precinct and a 29-year-old male from within the confines 75th Precinct were arrested.

The names and locations are being withheld due to the warrant at this time.

Ridgewood business close for #ADayWithoutImmigrants

Several Ridgewood establishments are shuttering their doors for the day as part of a nationwide solidarity protest.

The movement, called #ADayWithoutImmigrants looks to show people what the country would look like without businesses owned or staffed by immigrants. A number of Ridgewood establishments posted on Facebook that they’ll closing their doors in solidarity:

See any others? Let us know in the comments!

Pol to host property tax town hall

State Senator Joseph Addabbo is looking to help residents navigate the ins and outs of property tax in the borough.

On Thursday, March 9, Addabbo is hosting a property tax assessment town hall meeting at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield Street from 6-8 p.m.

“At this time, when property taxes are some of the highest they have ever been, it is important that residents know of all the exemptions and rebates offered to them from the state and city,” Addabbo said. “That is why I invite homeowners in the district to join us on March 9, for this informational meeting on property tax assessments.”

State of the 34th District address postponed

Councilman Antonio Reynoso’s state of the district address, originally scheduled for Thursday evening, has been postponed due to the impending snow storm.

While the event was scheduled to be held at PS 257, 60 Cook Street in Brooklyn, part of the 34th district encompasses the southern portion of Ridgewood.

Reynoso’s office said they will be in touch with a new date soon.

Traffic agent struck at busy Ridgewood intersection

The intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue.

A traffic agent was struck at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue yesterday.

According to police, the traffic agent was adjusting a barrier then they were struck by a vehicle. The agent was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Work just recently began on an 18-month rebuild of the Fresh Pond Road LIRR bridge at the intersection, which will require traffic agents to be posted in the area, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Residents in the area have already express concerns over how the work would impact traffic in the area.

Chase bank robbed in Ridgewood

Surveillance footage of the suspect.

Police are looking for a middle-aged woman they believe robbed the Chase bank at 51-15 Metropolitan Ave., on Friday.

According to police, it was reported at 5:09 p.m. that the suspect entered the bank, approached the 34-year-old teller and handed her a note demanding money. The teller complied and the individual fled the scene.

The individual is a female, White, approximately 50-years of age, 5’5″, 140 lbs., last seen wearing a black hat, black coat, and a black scarf.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

UPS driver robbed at gunpoint in Ridgewood

Surveillance image of the suspect.
The car the suspect fled the scene in, according to police.

A man wearing a UPS Jacket robbed an actual UPS driver in Ridgewood on January 24.

According to police, the driver was in front of 1740 Stanhope St., when the unidentified individual approached him, brandished a silver firearm and demanded cash.

The driver, who was unloading packages, turned over approximately $400. The suspect fled the scene in a gray Honda Accord.

The individual is described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years old, approximately 6’0″ tall, 180lbs and last seen wearing a UPS jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.