Win a free iPad, compliments of EMU Health

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EMU Health, a multi-specialty health facility in Glendale, is giving away a brand new iPad to one lucky winner.

Only current or former patients of an EMU Health doctor are eligible to enter the contest.

Here are the contest rules:

  1. Visit the EMU Health Google page
  2. Leave a Google review about your experience at EMU Health
  3. Keep your fingers crossed

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, December 13th.

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 1.46.17 PM“We want the community to share their experience at our health center,” said an EMU representative. “We work with the best doctors from around NYC; and we’d love for our patients to tell us what they enjoyed about our state-of-the-art facility, or what they did not enjoy. We are always striving to improve our facility and our services, so any and all communication from our patients is important to us,” they added.

EMU Health is located at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd. in Glendale, Queens. Their phone number is 718-849-8700 and their website is www.emuhealth.com. You can follow them on Instagram and on Facebook.

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Shelter protest planned for November 2 at 10 a.m.

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The Glendale Middle Village Coalition is hosting a protest against the planned homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue on Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m.

The protest is the latest development in the neighborhood’s fight against the shelter, which dates back five years.

Coalition leader Mike Papa says at the rally, the speakers will discuss the need for a District 75 school for special needs students at the site, rather than the homeless shelter.

Already parked outside the factory site on Cooper Avenue is a truck with the following signs attached:

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Experience Halloween chills at Fear Manor

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Looking for Halloween-related activities in the neighborhood? Stop by Fear Manor Haunted House in The Shops at Atlas Park.

Will you survive the Swamp? Will our goat like you or eat you? Using Hollywood effects, set design and incredible makeup, guests will wonder if what they are experiencing is real or not.

Experience the creepiest haunted house located right across the street from St. John’s Cemetery. Warning: this is NOT for young children! However, there will be non-scary attractions for young children on Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m. on both days.

The Shops at Atlas Park is located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. Tickets and more event details can be found here.

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CB5 to host hearing on Cooper Ave shelter in October

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Community Board 5 will host a public hearing on the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale on Monday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School.

CB5 announced the hearing tonight as it was conducting another public meeting over an animal shelter over in Ridgewood.

The hearing comes after the Department of Homeless Services confirmed longstanding rumors that the former factory site would be used for a shelter instead of a new school for students with disabilities.

The site, run by Yonkers-based nonprofit Westhab, will house 200 single adults, including many of those who were sheltered at the Maspeth Holiday Inn Express.

The shelter is expected to be open by early 2020, DHS officials said.

Meanwhile, the city is expected to open another shelter for 132 homeless families at 16-16 Summerfield Street in Ridgewood by late 2020. CB5 will review this site as well.

The last time CB5 hosted a public hearing about a proposed homeless shelter, this time in Maspeth, nearly 1,000 residents attended to protest the plan.

Protesters turned their backs to DHS Commissioner Steven Banks as he tried to explain the rationale for opening a shelter in the neighborhood.

More than 60 people testified against the proposal, which escalated to nightly protests in front of the hotel.

The October public hearing will likely draw similar ire from residents and some elected officials who have long been weary about how the city handles the homeless population.

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EMU Health adds Top Queens OBGYN to team

dr-sabrina-nilufar-md-11371414-1Dr. Sabrina Nilufar, a top obstetrician & gynecologist in Queens, has joined the EMU Health team of doctors.

Dr. Nilufar is affiliated with LIJ Forest Hills / Northwell Health, and specializes in: child birth, menopause, pelvic exams, hot flashes, pap smears, menstrual pain, pregnancy, women’s health, infertility, birth control, c-sections, and more…

Dr. Nilufar cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby. She also specializes in annual care, and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system.

“After my first visit I knew I finally found my permanent doctor. Dr. Nilufar was professional, kind and has an excellent bedside manor. You can see she really cares about her patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Nilufar the peace of mind that she gives me is truly a blessing. Thank you so much Dr. Nilufar for everything that you have done for me and continue to do for me,” said Nancy L., a patient who we caught up with.

 Dr. Nilufar speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali. She attended St. George’s University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nilufar, call (929) 299-5856 or email info@emuhealth.com.
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Glendale food pantries receive boost in funding

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Screen shot via Google Maps

Three food pantry sites in Glendale have received funding in the latest budget cycle.

Councilman Bob Holden’s office announced that 10 total food pantries in his district will get a share of the $95,595 total allocation.

The three sites in Glendale are: The Legacy Center Community Development Corp., Community Alliance Initiative and Sacred Heart Church, pictured above.

According to Nancy Baer, pastoral associate at Sacred Heart, the food pantry there serves over 180 families in the Glendale area.

“This past year, the grant that we received through Councilman Holden’s efforts enabled us to serve those families consistently, each week, without turning anyone away due to lack of food on the shelves,” Baer says.

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Outreach appoints Dr. Chan as new medical director

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Dr. Enoch Chan has joined Outreach, a drug and alcohol treatment services agency, with a location on Myrtle Avenue, as its full-time medical director.

Chan, who has been practicing medicine for more than two decades, served as a consulting physician for Outreach for the past five years.

Chan will help advance Outreach’s integrated care model, which affects families and individuals involved with treatment.

His short-term goals, the agency said, includes working with the executive team and senior management to expand the agency’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) capabilities, as well as implementing the use of telehealth.

He will also serve as the organization’s representative to the greater medical community, and provide direct patient care at the agency’s locations.

Chan received his bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He served his residency at North Shore Health System, and was the attending physician at Long Island’s Peconic Bay Medical Associates.

“It is an absolute honor to be a part of Outreach, an organization that has committed itself for more than four decades to serving and helping to heal individuals and families struggling with substance abuse,” Chan said in a statement. “I am humbled to be able to work with such tireless and devoted professionals, and I am excited to do my part in expanding the Outreach mission to build healthy lives.”

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Roller skating rink opens up at Atlas this weekend

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Are you ready to hit the rink?

The Shops at Atlas Park will open up an indoor roller skating rink on August 10 that will run until August 25. You can spend some time with your friends and family (and show off your skills) from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

The $10 fee includes skate rental.

The Shops at Atlas Park is located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

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