Comptroller visits Myrtle Avenue businesses

Joined by business leaders and the Myrtle Avenue BID, Comptroller Scott stringer toured the shops along Myrtle Avenue last week.

His first stop was Joe & John’s pizzeria, where he got a regular slice.

As he was chowing down the fresh slice, he noted that he was eating with his hands, not with a fork and knife – a not-so-subtle dig at the current mayor, who was famously photographed eating pizza with utensils.

Stringer then visited Tasty Diner, but didn’t order anything. He stopped at the retail store Pants Pantry, where he was intrigued by a red suit.

His final stop was Rudy’s Bakery & Cafe.

The comptroller made the quick visit as part of a daylong trip to Queens, meeting with local stakeholders and visiting two senior centers in Ridgewood.

Thanking the crossing guards of the 104th Pct

School crossing guards are the unsung heroes of our community – but one local official has recognized their hard work every year.

Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted his ninth annual 104th Precinct School Crossing Guard event at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council.

“School crossing guards put their lives on the line each day to protect pedestrians, especially our children, in the mornings and afternoon during school arrival and dismissal times,” Miller says.

“They work in all types of weather conditions and are the eyes and ears on our busy streets and sidewalks.”

The next time you encounter your local crossing guard, stop to thank them!

Wyckoff Heights execs to speak at CB5 tomorrow

Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

On the agenda this week is a presentation by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center executives. That will be followed by a presentation regarding the Math Smart Program at LaGuardia Community College.

Following the presentations will be the public forum, committee reports, and nominations for Executive Committee Positions.

The Parks Services Committee will give a recommendation regarding plans for construction of a Myrtle Avenue entrance to Forest Park as well.

For more information, or to register to speak in advance, call the CB5 office at 718-366-1834.