Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT

Source: James Galloway and Bryan Ahrens, The Island Now Sewanhaka senior Harold Ekeh has a tantalizing decision facing him: Yale or Harvard? Or maybe MIT? Or, if he decides he wants still more options, he can always fall back on Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania or Cornell. Ekeh, the Elmont Memorial HighContinue reading “Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT”

2 New York Police Officers Die in Ambush Shooting

Heartbreaking to hear news of two brave NYPD officers killed in a vicious and wanton attack in Brooklyn. We offer peace and condolences to the families, fellow officers and to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. We collectively mourn loss of dear life. #HigherHeights

What If We Get A Soccer Stadium?

What is Elmont Town Crossings? On January 11th, 2013 a formal proposal was delivered for “Elmont Town Crossings” to the Empire State Development Corporation. There are three other proposals in consideration for the development site. Elmont Town Crossings is an economic development plan offered by the New York Cosmos soccer club to dramatically redevelop twoContinue reading “What If We Get A Soccer Stadium?”

Vestiges of Fosters Meadow trace us back to German Farming Community

[Via Fosters Meadow Heritage Center] “After seeking employment in the city and saving enough to buy land, many of these immigrants moved to the countryside. The story of German immigrants setting out to the West via wagon, stagecoach or boat and barge up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal is well known. Many GermanContinue reading “Vestiges of Fosters Meadow trace us back to German Farming Community”

Community Safety Meeting: Tuesday September 16th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Valley Stream

The Excelsior is pleased to be a part of an upcoming community meeting┬áto discuss neighborhood safety. Join us and other local groups for a conversation about Policing strategies for crime in our area, “Know Your Rights” education training for our youth and different ways to remain civically engaged within your area. We hope to seeContinue reading “Community Safety Meeting: Tuesday September 16th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Valley Stream”