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Offi cer gets
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Th e 109th Precinct said goodbye
to its Commanding Offi cer Inspector
Judith Harrison aft er she served two
years in the position.
Harrison was promoted from inspector
to deputy chief at the NYPD promotion
ceremony on Friday, July 27.
According to the 109th Precinct, the
inspector was assigned to the NYPD’s
Detective Bureau, which is responsible
for the prevention, detection and
investigation of crime.
Th e commanding offi cer wrote
a heartfelt note the night before
announcing her departure on the
precinct’s Facebook page. In it, she
thanked the men and women with
whom she served, the elected offi cials,
civic and tenant associations and the
109th Precinct Community Council.
“Lastly to the community, thank you
for allowing me to serve you. Th ank
you for being an extra set of eyes and
ears. Th ank you for embracing the
Neighbirhood sic. Policing philosophy
and for working in partnership
with us. We could not do what we do
On the 109th Precinct’s Twitter,
Harrison posted a photo of herself and
Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes at the
July 27 promotion ceremony, with the
accompanying caption “Th ank you, @
Harrison, a lifelong Queens resident,
joined the 109th Precinct in May 2016.
Prior to that, she was the commanding
offi cer of the 112th Precinct for nearly
Th e precinct confi rmed that Captain
John Portalatin, the executive offi -
cer of the 109, stepped into Inspector
Harrison’s old role until the new commanding
offi cer is chosen.
Little Neck temple site listed for sale
BY KATHERINE NERI
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A Jewish temple and school in Little
Neck has been is on the real estate market.
Cushman & Wakefi eld is handling
the sale of 54-27 Little Neck Parkway.
Th e property is 1.5-acres of a developmental
site. Th e real estate fi rm is currently
accepting off ers for the location.
Th e property is presently occupied by
Temple Torah Little Neck - a synagogue
and school that includes on-site parking
Th e real estate fi rm says the property
proves to be a rare opportunity as a
“development site,” with a total of 576 feet
situated directly on Little Neck Parkway.
Th e location is on sale for $3,321,720,
with real estate taxes totaling $349,245.
Temple Torah remains active in the
community and holds regular religious
services; the temple also off ers a party
venue and catering services.
It is located in a residential area less
than a quarter-mile south of the Long
Island Expressway, about half a mile
south from Northern Boulevard - a
major Queens roadway - and a few feet
away from the Q36 bus line. Th e property
allows for a larger development to
be built than already exists under current
“54-27 Little Neck Parkway currently
consists of an approximately 26,989
square foot religious building and school
with on-site parking,” as noted in the
press release issued by Cushman &
Wakefi eld. “Th e building will be delivered
completely vacant with the option to
keep the existing school tenant, which is
currently leasing on a month-to-month
basis ($8,000/mo.). Th e property allows
Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefi eld
up to 34,415 buildable square feet for as
of right residential development, and up
to 68,829 buildable square feet with a
community facility bonus. Ownership is
proposing an approximate 10,000 square
foot build-back for religious use to be
included in the potential development.”
A team from Cushman & Wakefi eld,
led by Senior Managing Director Stephen
R. Preuss, with Director Denise Prevete,
Associate Director Kevin Louie, Senior
Associate Andreas Eft hymiou and Senior
Associate Kevin Schmitz, will represent
Temple Torah Little Neck in all their further
“Th e property off er is a great opportunity
to develop in a highly sought-after
neighborhood in Northern Queens,”
said Preuss. “Th e site is an ideal location
for several uses including an educational
facility, single-family homes and medical
Bayside restaurant changes look and starts a new chapter
BY EDUARDO ALFONZO
Bayside’s Safari Beach Club has been
replaced by Hatfi elds, a new restaurant
that’s on a mission to create its own identity
as the neighborhood’s newest watering
For the last few months, the Safari
Beach Club, a well-known restaurant on
Bell Boulevard, underwent a renovation
and relaunched as Hatfi elds. Th e eatery’s
manager, Mike Atthegreen, said it’s a
“fresh, clean slate” for the eatery.
“Everything here is brand new, fresh
and updated as it comes,” Atthegreen
Having lived on Bell Boulevard for 30
years, Atthegreen was also involved with
Safari Beach Club since its early days.
Over the past few years, however, the
restaurant gained a bad reputation due to
a series of incidents that occurred.
In 2014, a man from Whitestone was
charged with attempted murder aft er
stabbing a man multiple times during a
bar fi ght. Th at was followed by an incident
that occurred last November, where
a man assaulted a patron.
Th e incidents gained much attention on
social media, and the rumor mill churned.
Atthegreen said that many of the accusations
made on social media were false,
and since Hatfi elds opened last month,
there have been no incidents thanks, in
part, to the change of the security staff .
While the full menu will not be available
Photo by Eduardo Alfonzo
until next week, Atthegreen hopes that
people will stop by and enjoy themselves
in this new environment. Hatfi elds will be
serving traditional pub fare, including hot
wings, burgers and macaroni and cheese.
“I can’t wait to see people’s faces where
they start tasting the food here and want
to come back and bring their families,”