Senior Single New Yorkers held meeting at 112th Precinct

(Courtesy of Senior Single New Yorkers)

(Courtesy of Senior Single New Yorkers)

On Saturday, April 29, Facebook group Senior Single New Yorkers met at the 112th Precinct. It was a special day, according to the group’s administrator Judy Berman, because the DEA collected expired and unused medication bottles that day.  Some members brought old medicine and disposed of it in the designated repository to safely dispose of it.

The group was greeted by Detective Gigi Redzematovic and were welcomed with fresh bagels and cream cheese, juice and pamphlets to provide members with information on various relevant and critical issues.

Redzematovic provided the group with a booklet called “Crime Prevention for Seniors,” which is a booklet recently prepared and provided that will be very valued for use by seniors and by anyone for that matter.  The booklet has contact list of numbers and website for various problems and is very readable especially for seniors with large print and illustrations.

Redzematovic took the time to review the booklet completely with the group.  The group covered robberies. For example, do not to open your door if you are not sure. Other material covered included mail theft, bank scams and phone call scams.

Another issue covered was immigration, where the group was told to not be fearful to report a crime or fearful to approach the police if they are victim to a crime.   This is an issue that’s close to the group because of the current immigration issues and sanctuary city issues.

No one knows when we can become victim of a crime or need help and it is so vital to feel comfortable with the local police department.  The 112th Precinct Community Council and Redzematovic are invaluable in the role of liaison between the police and civilians to open up communication, open the door for question and dialogue.

The group’s members came from Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Brooklyn. Each person will share the information learned with their loved ones and community.  The Community Council will also be visiting the Senior Centers with the senior booklets. This is something that will be received with high praise and gratitude.

Submitted by Judy Berman of Senior Single New Yorkers



Volunteer with a day of planting in Kew Gardens

Volunteer opportunity!
Join the Kew Gardens Civic Association and the Kew Gardens Improvement Association this Saturday as they replace and replant flower barrels on Lefferts Blvd. and Austin St. Earth day might be over, but you can still help out!

If you have work gloves or trowels, bring them.

To RSVP, email Sylvia Hack at

The group will meet at 10 a.m. at Thyme Natural Market, 81-22 Lefferts Boulevard, on Saturday, May 6th.

Kew Gardens Barrel Planting Day


Forest Hills / Rego Park / Kew Gardens Real Estate Report by Douglas Elliman

18119049_1926138510957059_5823771163727333647_nLocal real estate agent, Alan Mann, is giving residents of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, and Briarwood an easy way to stay up to date on real estate prices in their community.

Once per month, Alan publishes a real estate report in the Forest Hills Times Newspaper to keep the community abreast of the real estate value in their area.

Alan is a real estate professional specializing in residential sales & rentals in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Rego Park & Briarwood. From houses, to condos and co-ops, Alan Mann and his firm, Douglas Elliman, are experts in real estate valuation, selling & purchasing, and marketing.

To ask Alan for a real estate valuation, questions about sales or purchases, or any real estate related questions, you can reach him at (718) 631-8900,, or visit his website:



Community celebrates anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg Square dedication

Dr. H. E. Ferenc Kumin, Consul General of Hungary; Council Member Karen Koslowitz; Council Member Elizabeth Crowley; and Leif Pagrotsky, Consul General of Sweden

Dr. H. E. Ferenc Kumin, Consul General of Hungary; Council Member Karen Koslowitz; Council Member Elizabeth Crowley; and Leif Pagrotsky, Consul General of Sweden

The 35th Anniversary of the dedication of Raoul Wallenberg Square was held last Sunday.

Dignitaries, residents and community and legislative leaders gathered at the intersection of Metropolitan Ave and Park Lane South in Kew Gardens to honor Wallenberg, a man who helped save 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Hungary.

Born on August 4, 1912, Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory and thereby bestowing upon them diplomatic immunity. In the absence of such intervention by Wallenberg, tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews would have been transported to extermination camps.

While his death is unknown, the square was dedicated to Wallenberg on April 25, 1982.



The Kew-Forest School Presents Walk & Wine with Kimberly Seals Allers this Wednesday, April 26 from 5:45pm – 8pm

kewforestwineheadThis Wednesday, April 26th, The Kew-Forest School  is hosting a walking tour of the school with  Admissions at 5:45pm followed by a wine reception  and book discussion at 6:30pm with award winning  author, Kimberly Seals Allers about her recent book  THE BIG LETDOWN:  How Medicine, Big  Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.


The event will take place at The Kew-Forest School’s Upper School Library at 119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Parking is available behind the school.


For questions, contact Jade Wiederholt at

In Allers’ latest novel, ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘, she argues that there is a large, unseen network in influencing women’s choices. She leans on her journalistic prowess to “delve into fields as varied as pediatrics, sociology, history, feminism, economics, and pop culture to better understand the social history and modern in influences—some subtle, some blatant—that effect women as infant-feeding decision makers every day.” Allers’ goal in writing ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘ is to educate women on the forces at work manipulating their decisions about breastfeeding so they can make a clear-eyed decision for their family.

KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS is an award-winning journalist, and leading breastfeeding commentator. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast,, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Daily News, Real Simple, Fortune, Pregnancy and many others. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Fox News and the Huckabee Show and NPR. Kimberly worked at Fortune, Essence, New York Post and The Times (of London), before turning to freelance work.

She is the author of The Mocha Manual® series of books and the co-author of Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace. Kimberly is the mother of Michael (Grade 7) and Kayla (Grade 11) at The Kew-Forest School. For more information please visit

Established in 1918, THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL is the oldest independent, co-ed college preparatory school in the New York City borough of Queens for students in early childhood through 12th grade. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. For more information please visit



Summer Camp Open House at The Kew-Forest School this Saturday, April 22, 10am – 12pm

Summer Camp LogoRegistration is now open for Summer Camp at The Kew-Forest School, a program for children entering grades Pre-K to 8.

Camp will be running from June 26 – August 11.

You may register for the day, week, or the full seven weeks.



Academic and recreation options include:

  • Before/After Camp Care
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Hands-on Science
  • Field trips and more!

Visit their open house this Saturday, April 22 from 10am – 12pm.

Receive a free gift when you register online!

Contact The Kew-Forest School at 718.268.4667 ext.108 or email for more info or to schedule a tour.

Ask them about available discounts too – save $125 by registering before April 30! ​