Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer. It’s also a time when family and friends get together for those great backyard BBQs. When celebrating Memorial Day weekend 2012 don’t forget the meaning of the holiday.
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. However, may towns all over the country, dating back to 1866, arranged large gatherings of people to honor those who have passed defending our nation.
Memorial Day quotes
“For love of country they accepted death.“ — James A. Garfield
“The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit the freedom to their children.“ — William Havard
“The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.“ — Thomas Campbell
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers but to praise them.“ — Francis A. Walker
“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.“— Daniel Webster
You may recognize Timothy Ho, SRES, as the “30 Under 30” Readers’ Choice winner who brought in an astounding 250,000 online votes. In addition to having his own brisk sales business, Ho, 26, had a hand in almost every one of the Energized Realty Group’s 170 sales transactions in 2011. As a four-year veteran of the business and manager of the team’s buyer specialists, Ho coaches team members in time management, strategic thinking, and productivity. “I have the ability to step out of the transaction and look at it from a different perspective,” says Ho, a former accountant with Deloitte Touche in New York. To accommodate the team’s varying levels of comfort with technology, Ho devised a prospecting database system that’s both simple to use and sophisticated enough to handle the 200 to 300 calls his office receives each month.
Tip: “Be honest, work hard, keep learning and success will follow.”
BikeNYC.org is your one-stop site for all things that is related to bicycling in New York City.
It offers biking deals, an events calendar, tips for riders, and a map that shows all the nearby bike shops and bike stations. BikeNYC.org is the go-to source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City.
Take advantage of Bike Month, try an event or a route in Queens, NY, if you never rode a bike before, or haven’t in awhile, check out the local stores on this website to see what deals they are having. Summer is around the corner, so now is the best time to start. Good luck and start pedaling!
Spring is here! If you’re ready to make the move from walking to running why not take advantage by going to the best parks in Queens, NY. Still not motivated? Why not download the app called Couch to 5K. This app is your own little personal trainer, you can take a stroll around Bowne, Crocheron, Fort Totten, or Kissena Park, listen to your music, and the app will interrupt and remind you to move faster, and keep you moving throughout the workout.
Couch to 5K program allows anyone to get started as a runner
App is simple to navigate, set up, and use
Customizable settings (e.g., turn audio alerts on or off)
Allows users to play their own music (up to 100 songs)
Record and share workouts if desired; compatible with Nike+
This 9-week program helps running beginners. Each workout is 30 to 40 minutes long (which includes a warm up and cool down). It tracks your workout history, and you can listen to your music while you run. You’ll be running a 5K in little as 9 weeks. And when you do, please run past our office (27-04 Francis Lewis Blvd.) and let us know you did it!
In 1987, at the age of 23, Judy began her real estate career.
In 1997, Judy, already well known as the Energized Realtor, opened up a real estate company and affiliated with a franchise with a 5-letter name. For 15 years with that franchise, Judy consistently remained New York State’s #1 agent, and when she left, she ranked #10 nationally.
This past December, Judy simply modified her company’s name to the Energized Realty Group. Every time Judy grows, other companies worry. In fact, one local company even bought the 5-letter franchise and added the word “ENERGY” to their name.
Buyers and sellers are too smart to be fooled by desperate attempts to confuse the public. And anyway, Judy can sell faster than the competition can imitate.
Annoyed at the eyesore, local officials are finally addressing an abandoned Whitestone property – located at 24-19 Francis Lewis Boulevard – in the hopes of rousing the city’s Department of Finances (DOF) into taking action.
Senator Tony Avella and the North East Flushing Civic Association want to convert the dumping ground into a contributing entity of the community.
According to Avella’s representatives, the unidentified owner has failed to pay property taxes since October of 2009, therefore including the property under a list of tax liens – meaning three years has lapsed since the last tax payment was received, so the DOF can now put the property up for sale. Avella’s representatives alleged that the DOF received a check on the final day of payment for $9,772.11 from the property owner on August 3, 2011, removing this property from the 2011 list of tax liens. It was later discovered, according to Avella, that the check bounced.
“Shady things are going on there,” said Avella’s spokesperson Edward Fleming of the area, now consumed by graffiti and garbage. “We all want something put there because it’s an eyesore.”
Avella, who claims he is unsure of the property’s owner, wants to put pressure on the city, particularly the DOF, in hopes they will make changes to what he calls “a classic case of things falling through the cracks.” On Saturday January 14, Avella and Peter Brancazio, President of the North East Flushing Civic Association, gathered at the abandoned lot to bring awareness.
“We’re fortunate that in Queens people keep up their properties,” said Avella. “They shouldn’t have to live next to those eyesores for a decade.”
Avella claims he is committed to doing anything necessary to clean up this abandoned lot, which he says has been a problem for over 10 years. He also said that he hopes to spark legislation stemming from this incident, mandating that property owner’s checks need to be guaranteed.