Queens Library in Ridgewood Hosts Sonido Costeño Trio to Perform

Come to the Queens Library in Ridgewood to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with a performance by Sonido Costeño Trio.

Sonido Costeño (SC) is a modern day Latin band in New York City. Their high energy music is a creative fusion of Latin music and salsa with a dance repertoire that includes merengue, bachata, mambo, and more. Juan Ma Morales leads the band as vocalist and plays guitar as well as the Puerto Rican cuatro. They have performed in numerous venues including Harlem Meers in Central Park, Sounds of Brazil (SOB), and Subros, among others.

The performance will take place at the Queens Library in Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street on Saturday, September 29th at 3 pm. Admission is free.

Available transportation options to this location include taking the M train to Forest Avenue, or the B13, B20, Q39, or Q58 buses.

For further questions call 718.821.4770.

City sues illegal hotel operator

New York City is suing a group of illegal hotel operators for deceptive practices, officials say.

Those practices include offering illegal and unsafe short-term rental accommodations in Lower Manhattan, Clinton Hill, and Ridgewood.

The lawsuit names Alexandra Pavlenok, Ekaterina Plotnikova and Stepan Solovyev for seven buildings, including 17-12 Menahan Street.

According to the city, the defendants used multiple host accounts with fake identities to advertise at least 15 units in these seven buildings.

They’re also accused of misleading guests about the legality of these listings, using false addresses and deceptive explanations.

Officials say Brooklyn and Queens have particularly seen growth in short-term rental listings in recent years.

Water Shut Off Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12th on Stanhope Street

The DEP says it will shut off water service to buildings on Stanhope Street between Onderdonk and Seneca Wednesday, September 12th from 8am until 4pm. They advise that building owners shut off the water main service to their buildings to prevent sediment in drinking water. They are putting a twenty inch water main along Stanhope at that time. They say that the work could get done sooner than 8-hours, but give them 8-hours to complete the job.

Call 646-983-1058 if you have problems.

Ridgewood Home of the Week 9/8/18

Ridgewood Home of the Week 9/8/18

This Ridgewood single family home is in mint condition.

It features two large king sized bedrooms, and a standard sized bedroom, in addition to a full finished basement, two full bathrooms and a full attic.

The modern kitchen has stainless steel appliances. There’s also a back patio off the second floor and a private yard.

The home is located at 21-12 Greene Avenue. There’s an Open House for the home today, Sept. 8, from 11:30 am to 1 pm as well as tomorrow, Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This property is listed by Crifasi Real Estate Inc. for $999,000.

Ridgewood Home of the Week 9/1/18

This home is a large brick two-family duplex townhouse located on a historic block in Ridgewood.

The house’s location is a commuter’s dream as it’s near shopping, schools and transportation. There are 6 large rooms over 6 large rooms over 4 rooms with a full basement. There’s also a patio in the backyard.

According to Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty, the house will be delivered vacant on title.

The real estate office has listed the home for $1,389,000.

City trucks to spray pesticide in Ridgewood tonight

Heads up, Ridgewood residents.

The Health Department is spray pesticide in parts of Queens and Brooklyn, including LIC, tonight between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

The spray is to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus. This is the eighth time this season the city has conducted adulticide treatment, as it’s called.

The city is using very low concentrations of Anvil 10+10, which has low risks for people and pets. But some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience eye or throat irritation, the city warns.

To stay safe during the spray, health officials advise staying indoors when possible and leaving the air conditioner on.

After the spray, you can, but are not required to, wash outdoor toys or equipment with soap and water, and wash fruits and vegetables with water.

Ridgewood Library Writing Course

In this workshop, presenters cover everything you can’t Google about freelancing writing–including working with editors, negotiating pay, and drafting pitches that editors read and accept.

Students will:

1.) Review and critique real pitches directly from editors’ in-boxes.
2.) Practice writing and editing their own great pitches.
2.) Learn about current industry rates, and how to ask for what they are worth.
3.) Leave with a list of 100+ editors’ email addresses.

Location: The Ridgewood Library at 2012 Madison St, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

Date: Saturday, Septemer 8, 2018

Time: 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Phone: 718-821-4770

Link to Register Online: http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/everything-you-cant-google-about-freelance-writing

You can register online, over the phone, or in person. Space is limited but the course is free!