104th Precinct Halloween Open House

Today, Wednesday, October 31st, the 104th Precinct Community Council will be sponsoring a Halloween open house as a safe trick-or-treat option for neighborhood children.

From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue, children of all ages are welcome to stop by and meet the 104th Precinct officers who will hand out candy.

For more information, contact Detective Bell at (718)-386-2431 or email the Council at Council@104PCC.org

Neighborhood policing is now at the 104th Pct

The police commissioner visited the Ridgewood YMCA yesterday to announce that the 104th Precinct is finally starting its NCO program.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) will be assigned a sector within the boundaries of the 104th.

Their job will be to get to know the residents, businesses, community leaders and clergy of the neighborhood.

The NYPD hopes that this new crime-fighting philosophy will not only drive down crime, but strengthen police and community relations.

There’s no doubt that relationship is already strong at the 104th Precinct.

Expect to meet the NCOs walking down your block, or attending your next civic or community meeting!

Ridgewood Kiwanis at Gottscheer Hall this weekend


The Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood is hosting a variety of vendors this weekend at Gottscheer Hall, located at 657 Fairview Avenue.

The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 21.

Vendors will be selling everything from local honey and vintage and gift items to homemade crafts.

All proceeds from the sales go to help the Ridgewood Kiwanis.

For more information, check out the Facebook event page here.

CB5 opposes liquor license application for Ridgewood bar

Screen shot via Google Maps

Community Board 5 unanimously voted to oppose an on-premise liquor license by Knights Ridge LLC for the bar at 16-47 Weirfield Street.

The company requested a license to accommodate 370 patrons inside this factory building site and 24 patrons outside.

The board opposed the application for the following reasons:

  • The factory site is located on the same block as Outreach House, located at 16-14 Weirfield Street. Outreach House is a residential treatment facility for up to 30 youth ages 12 to 18 who have substance abuse problems.
  • PS 239 is located at 17-15 Weirfield Street.
  • The community board is not favorable to manufacturing sites being turned into bars, taverns or clubs.
  • There is no valid certificate of occupancy (as far as they know).

Ridgewood Market is coming to Nowadays

Nowadays on Cooper Avenue. Screen shot via Google Maps

Check out Ridgewood Market when it comes to Nowadays on Saturday, October 20.

The artisan bazaar will be running from noon to 6 p.m. at 56-06 Cooper Avenue.

If you’ve ever been to Nowadays, you’ll know they have a spacious back yard, perfect for the artists and designers to display their work.

Entrance to the market is free.