Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NWS issues updated Heat Advisory



Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID THROUGH MID WEEK... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY. 
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY. 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S DUE TO 
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN 
THE UPPER 60S. 
 
* TIMING...DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY...WEDNESDAY AND 
THURSDAY. 
 
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL 
RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

Instructions:A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. SENIORS AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK. HOMES WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING CAN BE MUCH HOTTER THAN OUTDOOR TEMPERATURES. USE AIR CONDITIONING TO STAY COOL AT HOME OR GO TO A PLACE THAT HAS AIR CONDITIONING. TO FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM.

Marine Parkway Bridge Closure Advisory

REMINDER:
Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Closed To All Traffic Wednesday Night, July 29 Into Early Thursday Thurs., July 30

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be fully closed to traffic during the early morning hours onThurs., July 30 for maintenance work on the bridge lift span.

The closure will take place from Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 for necessary maintenance.  All traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during these hours.

Electronic signs will be placed along the Belt Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn and along Rockaway Point Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, notifying motorists to use the Cross Bay Veterans Bridge. 

Customers are urged to sign up for MTA e-mail/text alerts or to check the Service Status box at www.mta.info for the latest information on closures and planned work at MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels. 


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Construction Related Parking Information [Update]


UPDATE

Effective today, all "No Parking" signage has been removed from the south side of West 12th Road (even # addresses) and resident parking is now authorized on that side of the street until further notice.

Residents parking their vehicles on the south side of the street are requested to park as close to homes as practical to provide maximum clearance for the safe passage of construction vehicles.

"No Parking" signage and restrictions remain in place for the north side of West 12th Road (odd # addresses), Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

There are no parking restrictions on West 13th Road at this time until further notice.

Construction activity requires the partial parking restriction (1 side of street  only) to remain in effect for West 11th Road at this time.

New York State DEC issues Air Quality Advisory for our area



Event:Air Quality Alert
Alert:
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING... 
 
THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS 
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... 
RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND...NASSAU...SUFFOLK. 
IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING. 
AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN 
AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF GROUND LEVEL 
OZONE. THE AIR QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY 
TO CORRELATE LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER 
THE AQI VALUE, THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.
 
WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT 
OF HEALTH RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS 
OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH 
EFFECTS. PEOPLE WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF 
ELEVATED LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG, AND THOSE WITH 
PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HEART DISEASE. 
THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING THEIR PERSONAL 
PHYSICIAN. 
A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK 
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION. THE TOLL 
FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

NWS issues Heat Advisory for our area



Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID THROUGH MID WEEK... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT 
WEDNESDAY... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT 
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT 
WEDNESDAY. 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY. 
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY. 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...MID TO UPPER 90S. 
 
* TIMING...DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. 
 
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL 
RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

Instructions:A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. SENIORS AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK. HOMES WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING CAN BE MUCH HOTTER THAN OUTDOOR TEMPERATURES. USE AIR CONDITIONING TO STAY COOL AT HOME OR GO TO A PLACE THAT HAS AIR CONDITIONING. TO FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Join your neighbors - 32nd National Night Out Against Crime (August 4th)


100TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL
& TRANSIT DISTRICT 23
32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME
Tuesday August 4th. 2015

Time5 P.M. To 8 P.M.

New Location  
Beach 94th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd In Parking Lot
(Across From The 100th Precinct)

The Council Will Have This Year

King Of The D.J’s Return Eddy Pastore, Free Pop-Corn, Free Cotton Candy, Free Ices, Free Sampling of Smoothies, Free Face Painting, Free Caricature Portraits, Free Carnival Games Including A Trackless Train, Stan’s Pepper Steppers, Karate & Jiu Jitsu Shows & Also This Year A Dunk Tank So Come On Out
Dunk Our Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder,
Detective Brian McCabe 100th Precinct, Police Officer Carl Borgi Transit District 23,
John Cori From Rockaway Beach
& Glenn DiResto From Arverne.
Also Different Agencies & Organizations Will Be Joining In.

Along With
50/50 Raffle & Give-A-Ways   

Also Being Presented Will Be Our 
Cop Of The Year Awards For The 100th Precinct
& Transit District 23 Precinct

Our Community Council Would Like To Thank The N.Y.P.D.
F.D.N.Y. & N.Y.C. Parks Department 
For Their Assistance With Our
National Night Out Against Crime  

Danny Ruscillo
President
100th Precinct Community Council

Weekly Construction Schedule: July 27th - July 31st, 2015



Weekly Construction Bulletin

Broad Channel Reconstruction Project- Queens, NY
Project # HWQ1182A
Monday
7/27/2015
Office of Community Outreach and Notification
The following is the anticipated construction work schedule, field conditions permitting for next week. Please note that parking may be restricted in work area. Advance notification will be given.
Date
Location
Operation
Work Hours
7-27-15
To
7-31-15
West 12th Road
  • Continue installation of outfall

7 AM to 6 PM



7-27-15
To
7-31-15

West 11th Road
  • Begin modifications of homes on north side of street to allow for emergency lane
7 AM to 6 PM



  • WATER SHUT-OFF NOTIFICATIONS: In addition to a 72- hour Advisory, a prior 24-hour notification will be distributed/posted to any/all affected location(s).
  • NO PARKING SIGNS: will be distributed/posted 72-hours prior to the temporary elimination of street parking. Please observe posted parking regulations in construction areas.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Fern Weinreich, the Community Construction Liaison at 516-361-8822 or email:

We thank you in advance for your cooperation during this construction project.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Message and Video from Phil Goldfeder re: 100th Pct Community Council



I held a press conference to support the 100th Precinct Community Council and its president Danny Ruscillo in their fight against needless red tape from the city Education Department as they try to secure Beach Channel High School for the annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration.

News from Assemblyman Goldfeder

July 24, 2015
 
In This Issue
National Night Out Against Crime
Breezy Bill 2-Year Extension
Mosquito Spraying in Southern Queens
Emergency Management Roundtable
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Office Locations

  Howard Beach   
162-38 Cross Bay Blvd.
Howard Beach, NY 11414718-641-8755

Rockaway Beach
9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
 718-945-9550 

Albany
LOB 542
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4292

   Quick Links
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Dear Neighbor, 
 
Our community is fortunate to have dedicated local civic organizations like the Precinct Community Councils that work tirelessly with the NYPD to foster police-community partnerships and spread important information to keep our families safe. Every year these councils celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime to honor our brave men and women in blue and make local law enforcement accessible to all.

So, when the tireless Danny Ruscillo, president of the 100th Precinct Community Council, faced costly permits and needless red tape while trying to reserve a local high school's athletic fields to hold the event, I didn't hesitate to step in and help. I held a press conference and rally with my fellow elected officials, members of the 100th and 101st Precinct Community Councils, and local families to call on the Department of Education to do the right thing and ease restrictions without delay. 

National Night Out Against Crime will be held on August 4th and the location is yet to be determined...stay tuned for details!

You can stay up to date with community news and daily updates by following me on Facebook and Twitter.  

Stay Strong,  

Breezy Bill Extension Signed into Law 
Governor Cuomo joined me and the community in Breezy Point to sign a bill that will ease Sandy recovery and rebuilding! This new law provides a 2-year extension to a bill I drafted after Sandy that eliminates bureaucratic and outdated building codes in Breezy Point. We have a long road ahead in our Sandy recovery and I will keep fighting until every family is safe and secure back in their own home!

VIDEO: Fighting the Summer Mosquito Plague 
In May, I wrote to the city Department of Health (DOH) calling for mosquito spraying in Sandy-affected communities across southern Queens and Rockaway. DOH recently released their spraying schedule for this summer and the neighborhoods in zip code 11414 were not included. This area includes so many families in Lindenwood, Howard Beach, and Hamilton Beach suffering from growing mosquito populations that can transmit the deadly West Nile Virus.

ALL our families face regular flooding and numerous properties abandoned since Sandy that attract the breeding of these summer pests. This week, I contacted DOH Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett urging the city to correct this oversight and help ensure a healthy and enjoyable summer for everyone.(click the photo to view video). 
Interagency mtg with Emergency Management at KoC Rockaway Beach
Preparing for Hurricane Season 
Recently teamed up with Emergency Management Commissioner Joe Esposito and his staff for the third installment of our successful storm preparedness roundtable series. During the day-long conference, representatives from over a dozen government agencies, non-profit groups and local civic associations met to discuss ways to better prepare our families and our city. Thank you to Commissioner Esposito and everyone in attendance for making storm preparedness a priority as we approach the upcoming hurricane season. 

Construction Related Parking Restrictions (Updated)

Updated Information Bolded and underlined in red


ON
WEST 12TH ROAD
[NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES]

EFFECTIVE:

MONDAY
JULY 27, 2015

Between the hours of:

7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Until further Notice.

Authorized parking for W12th Road resident vehicles is available on both sides of the Cross Bay Boulevard median.

If you choose to park your vehicle overnight on W2th Road, after 6:00 p.m.. please ensure it is removed prior to 7:00 a.m. the following morning.

NOTE:
Parking restrictions on West 13th Road will remain lifted at this time so as to provide additional parking on the Cross Bay median displaced parking areas.

Construction acivity requires "limited" (1 side of the street) parking restrictions to remain in 
effect for W11th Road at this time.