Only 3 Days Remaining!
The summer of 2016 is on it’s way out and so is the Throggs Neck ‘Summer 2016’ Restaurant Week. So if you haven’t already visited these fine restaurants for restaurant week, this weekend is your last chance. At least until next year!
Click on the images below to see videos from some of the restaurants we visited…
A statement was made by assistant commissioner Mario Merlino alerting new yorkers about a “vermin control of new york” letter scam.
New York City Health Department Assistant Commissioner for Pest Control and Veterinary Services Mario Merlino today alerted New York City residents about a scam involving fake pest control violation notices issued by “Vermin Control of New York.” These fraudulent notices look like they are issued by the Health Department and are signed by a former Department of Buildings Commissioner. The notice demands payment for alleged “assessment and eradication of vermin” in the amount of $120. The Health Department is investigating these notices and has referred the matter to the City’s Department of Investigation. Any New Yorker receiving a notice should immediately contact 311.
“Unscrupulous people are mailing fraudulent violation notices acting as the Health Department’s Division of Pest Control,” said Assistant Commissioner for Pest Control Services Mario Merlino. “New Yorkers should know that the Health Department never issues a notice of violation demanding immediate payment. Our notices of violation allow New York City residents to address any violations and they can be contested at an official hearing. We ask New Yorkers to immediately contact 311 or the Health Department if they have received a letter from “Vermin Control of New York;” with their help we can stop these tactics.”
In this particular scam, a letter from the “Vermin Control of New York” is sent via U.S. mail to an unsuspecting property owner. The notice is printed on a fake NYC Health Department letterhead and claims to originate from “Rodent Control Program Assessment.” The letter requests immediate payment for specified amounts ranging from $120 through $280 to be mailed to “Vermin Control of New York” at 1255 150th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357. The notice also says “This violation cannot be contested or challenged.”
A notice of violation cannot result in a fine or penalty without there being an opportunity to contest it in a hearing. Further, the Health Department never requests that it, or its programs, be paid directly for violations it issues. A copy of a fraudulent notice of violation can be found below.
We ask the public to be alert to this scam.
BRONX, N.Y. – Aug. 4, 2016 — The Throggs Neck Merchant Association is proud to announce the “Throggs Neck Summer 2016 Restaurant Week”.
The huge success of the first Throggs Neck Restaurant Week leads to a second restaurant week in less than a year.
The Throggs Neck Merchant Association will be coordinating the event which will take place August 19 through September 4, 2016. The event will take place for a period of 16 days, including 3 weekends, allowing you and your friends to experience the diverse food fare in Throggs Neck and neighboring communities.
Throggs Neck, located in the south eastern part of the Bronx and known for its share of Italian restaurants, has seen a change in the last few years. With an influx of new restaurants offering a wide selection of latin cuisine, from traditional Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican to multi-cultural Latin Fusion, the dining possibilities in Throggs Neck have grown exponentially. With over thirty restaurants participating in the Throggs Neck Summer 2016 Restaurant Week event, you can chose from Italian, Latin, German, Irish, American and Japanese, prepared in traditional, nouveau or fusion techniques.
All restaurants participating in the Throggs Neck Summer 2016 Restaurant Week event will be offering a 3 course prix fixe dinner menu. Some restaurants will also be offering a 3 course prix fixe lunch menu, giving you a great excuse to plan your lunch meetings during this event. The cost for the prix fixe dinner at most restaurants will be $25, and some restaurants, with a higher price point, will be charging $35 for the dinner. The cost for the Prix fixe lunch will be $15. For information on participating restaurants, their prix fixe menus or to sign up for specials and future discounts, you can visit the website at http://www.throggsneckrestaurantweek.com.
“Tasty Ladies”, a bronx based food critic and blogger will be covering some of the restaurants, so you can visit their site for pictures and to read about their experiences before and during restaurant week. The link to the “Tasty Ladies” website is http://www.tastyladiesny.com.
If you can’t decide which restaurant to dine in, you can visit the website or view the participants on google maps: http://bit.ly/tnrwsummer2016map. With the majority of restaurants running along a 1.5 mile stretch on Tremont Ave, you can easily identify the participating restaurants. Just look for the yellow Restaurant Week Banners.
Participating restaurants are: Acri Cafe ( Italian), Alley Cat Smokehouse ( Smokehouse), Brewski’s Bar & Grill ( Bar & Grill), CABO Restaurant (Spanish), Casa Restaurant (Spanish), Crosstown Diner (American), DaFranco & Tony Ristorante (Italian), Escape Restaurant & Lounge (Spanish), Estrellita Poblana IV (Spanish), Fine Food Cuisine (American), Havana Cafe (Spanish), Honey’s Thai Pavillion (Thai), Ice House Cafe (American), Jenavies Cafe (Spanish), Jimmy’s Grand Cafe (American), Louis Seafood Restaurant (Italian), Lucca Fine Italian Cuisine (Italian), Made In Puerto Rico Latin Cuisine (Spanish), Mama Puebla Mexican Restaurant (Spanish), Mamajuana Cafe the Bronx (Spanish), Outback SteakHouse (Bar & Grill), Paddys On the Bay (American), Patricia’s of Tremont (Italian), Rino’s Italian Restaurant (Italian), Riverview Grill at Trump Ferry Point (American), Sapitos Sports Bar and Grill (Bar & Grill), The Wicked Wolf (Bar & Grill), Throggs Neck Clipper (Bar & Grill), Tosca Cafe (Italian), Uncle Al’s (Soul Food), Yamada Japanese Restaurant (Japanese).
So, if you’re planning a birthday, anniversary, night out with the family, or a simple date night, just call one of the participating restaurants for a great night out.
[MOUNT HOPE] Two lives claimed in fatal Weeks Avenue shooting
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By Robert Wirsing
One of two victims killed in an early Monday morning shooting in Mount Hope has been identified by police. According to law enforcement officials, 37-year-old Jahaira Duverge and her 33-year-old unidentified male friend were hanging out with friends on Weeks Avenue near East 175th Street following the 27th Annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade when they were shot to death around 5 a.m. on Monday, July 25. Duverge, a mother of four, re-married almost four years ago after her husband was fatally shot nearly a block away from where she was killed this past Monday morning. Both victims were discovered by Duverge’s husband when he returned from grocery shopping. Duverge was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with a gunshot wound to her torso, but succumbed to her injuries. Her friend was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head, wrist and back. No arrests have yet been made, however police are on the hunt for at least one gunman in this case. A gun was recovered at the scene, however a motive behind the shootings remains unknown. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to called NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.
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Source: Bronx Times Reporter
[MORRISANIA] DreamYard Project Playground Becomes Reality
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By Robert Wirsing
More than 200 volunteers from Delta Air Lines, DreamYard Project, Bronx Pro Group organizers from KaBOOM! and community members rolled up their sleeves to construct a new playground at the DreamYard Art on Saturday, July 23. The playground’s whimsical design is based on children’s drawings created at a special DreamYard Project benefit event in May.
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Source: Bronx Times Reporter