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Foreclosures still hammer Queens Meeks, Feds push loan program for local homeowners at risk by Michael Gannon Associate Editor

A report issued last week reasserted that Queens continues to get hit hard by the housing crunch, and that Jamaica continues to get hit harder than anywhere else in the borough. But Daniel George doesn’t need the ugly statistics. He deals with the people behind them every day. “This is a middle class community, a working class community,” said George, a foreclosure services counselor with Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. “These are the people who get hit hardest by the economy.” The report, issued by RealtyTrac, said 4,752 homes in Queens are in foreclosure, with 34 going into foreclosure in June in Jamaica. South Ozone Park, the next highest, had 22, going toforeclosure in June. And while the report says foreclosures are down nationwide for the first six months of 2011, it may only be due to processing delays that could actually prolong the housing crunch. George spoke Monday at a press conference at the office of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-Jamaica), who is urging homeowners to f ile for a federal foreclosure relief program before Friday’s deadline. Meeks was joined by Adolfo Carrion Jr., the former Bronx Borough president who now serves as regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

Jamaica continues to be “ground zero” in Queens during the ongoing home foreclosure crisis. The chart shows how many homes went into foreclosure in June in select communities. GRAPHICS COURTESY REALTY TRAC

Development and is director of the White House Office on Urban Policy. “Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Buffalo are ground zero for foreclosures in New York State,” Carrion said. “And Jamaica is ground zero in Queens.” Meeks, Carrion and George said that comes from a mix of reasons, including cuts and layoffs in New York’s financial

sector, reduction in government jobs and people who have severe medical conditions. They are encouraging people who are facing foreclosure to apply by Friday for the federal Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program, which could provide no-interest loans to about 2,700 New Yorkers who face losing their homes.

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Typical is Yolanda Sierra-Peralte, who has owned her Jackson Heights home for four years. Speaking through an interpreter at Meeks’ press conference, she said she got eight months behind on her mortgage after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010. She applied for modification of her loan in February, and still is waiting for a determination from her lender. Meeks and Carrion said the EHLP loans are designed for people who are missing mortgage payments through no fault of their own, such as downsizing from work or serious illness. They also must meet income guidelines. Sierra-Peralte will learn if she qualifies for the EHLP program in September. Meeks said information on the program still is available at findEHLP.org; by calling his Jamaica office at (718) 725-6000; or by visiting in person at 153-01 Jamaica Ave. George and Sierra-Peralte said people should not be ashamed to apply for relief, or to seek counseling from organizations such as his. “The process of loan modification can be difficult to handle alone,” George said. Meeks indicated that even if you don’t qualify for this program, there are other resources available. “Don’t wait. Call 311 and say ‘I need help,’” he said. He and Carrion also warned people to seek reputable organizations. “This program is free,” Carrion said. “(But) there are also bottom-feeders out there continued on page 34

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Vandals once again target Bayside graves Ozone Park mausoleums broken into, exposing human remains by Anna Gustafson Editor

When Anthony Pisciotta went to do some cleanup work at Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park earlier this month, he was prepared to encounter the disarray typically found at one of the city’s oldest burial grounds — felled headstones and trash littering the ground. Instead, Pisciotta said he ran across a sight more disturbing than he had ever encountered at the Jewish graveyard — mausoleums that had been broken into and where human remains could now be seen. “I’m concerned these people’s bodies are being desecrated,” said Pisciotta, a Bronx man who originally became interested in cleaning up the cemetery when he drove a delivery truck around the historical cemetery 20 years ago. “They’re out there with no dignity. It’s someone’s daughter, someone’s son, someone’s mom or dad, and they’re laying there like a dead animal on the side of the road.” Pisciotta said he and his son found “probably four or five mausoleums that you could clearly see into.” The final resting place for 35,000 Jews, including some Civil War soldiers and a Titanic survivor, the cemetery long ago fell into disrepair and has repeatedly been targeted by vandals. This has spurred both a cleanup initiative by the synagogue that has owned the site since the 1840s and the Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries, as well as lawsuits alleging the synagogue

Bayside Cemetery has long been plagued by vandalism, and felled tombstones, like this one, litter PHOTO BY ANNA GUSTAFSON one of the city’s oldest burial grounds. has not sufficiently protected the graves of people who had paid for perpetual care of their final resting places. Perpetual care means those buried there will have given a certain amount of money, often anywhere between $200 and $4,000, that is placed in a trust and from which interest is supposed to be generated to take care of the grave. Russell Steinthal, a member of the cemetery committee for Congregation Shaare Zedek, the Upper West Side synagogue that owns Bayside Cemetery, said they plan to

secure the entrances to the mausoleums. Andrew Schultz, director of CAJAC, also said the religious institution is expected to soon repair the open mausoleums. “No one wants to see human bones exposed,” Schultz said. “That’s reprehensible. I’m confident the congregation will repair this.” Schultz said the mausoleums have often been targeted by vandals because “there’s an assumption there are things of value inside.”

For the past couple of years, CAJAC and synagogue officials, as well as area civic leaders and legislators, have worked to clean up the cemetery, including trash and the vegetation that Schultz said had essentially overrun the area. While Schultz said he was upset to hear about the destroyed mausoleums, he did note that it is important that residents are aware of the conditions at the cemetery and hopes additional volunteers work on cleanup efforts there. “The more progress the cleanup makes, the more the cemetery appears operative, the less attractive is its for vandals,” he said. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who has also spearheaded efforts to ameliorate the situation at Bayside, just gave a $10,000 grant to CAJAC, which Schultz said the group plans to use to “fortify the peripheral fence and initiate other security there.” Pisciotta said he hopes the repairs come quickly to honor the memory of those buried there. The Bronx man said he called 311 to report the exposed human remains, but officials told him there was nothing they could do because the property is not owned by the city. “If I had garbage on my property, they’d give me a ticket but you can have human remains exposed with flies around them and that’s perfectly fine?” Pisciotta asked. City officials did not return requests for Q comment.

Finding happiness in a rapidly changing world Ozone Pk. man grows hundreds of plants on land that was once a farm by Anna Gustafson

his parents’ farm that kept them alive during the Great Depression and then in a Richard Verdino knows the sweeping house next to his childhood home, where he lives with his wife of 59 years. Over the change that happens in a lifetime. And, perhaps even more so, he under- decades, Verdino saw the land tended to by stands what it means to adapt to that his parents, who grew up farming in a small town outside of Naples, Italy, become change. Verdino has lived most of his 85 years a cement jungle as Ozone Park transformed on 102nd Avenue in Ozone Park — first on into an urban enclave that no one would ever again think of as a rural getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. While his street has become typical for the area — closely spaced houses with no abundance of greenery, Verdino has, literally and figuratively, dug a spot for himself that echoes what the place once was. For the past couple of years, the 85-year-old has grown hundreds of plants in buckets that fill his backyard. This year, he has about 400 to 500 plants in about 150 buckets — everything from zucchini to tomaAriana Rampersad, 5, and her mother help Verdino take care toes to Jamaican mint, which of his plants. She is especially fond of her strawberry plant. he noted “has a fantastic flavor, Editor

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Richard Verdino says he is never happier than when tending to the hundreds of plants he grows in PHOTOS BY ANNA GUSTAFSON his back yard in Ozone Park.

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Help students City, UFT agreement expected to bring millions in aid in shelters by Anna Gustafson

sistently low-achieving.” As part of the deal, teachers in the Nine Queens high schools are expected schools that have struggled with graduation to land millions of dollars in federal aid rates and test scores will be rated each year after city officials and the United Federa- as ineffective, developing, effective or tion of Teachers reached an agreement last highly effective. Until now, there have been week that changes the way educators are only two ratings categories for educators — evaluated at schools the state has labeled as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Because of this new grading system, struggling institutions. The agreement, which was announced state educators who had previously been Friday, was needed in order for the city to unhappy with the city’s teacher evaluation remain in a federal grant program that system are expected to sign off on the city’s could bring up to $65 million to 33 city applications for the federal funding for the schools that the state categorized as “per- 33 schools. The schools in Queens that stand to benef it from this deal are: John Adams High School in Ozone Park, Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens Vocational & Technical High School in Long Island City, Flushing High School, August Martin High School in Jamaica, Richmond Hill High School and William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City. “Having the funding helps us do the extra things to help our students succeed, such as college and career readiness,” John Adams High School Principal John Adams High School in Ozone Park could receive mil- Grace Zwillenberg said. “It will lions of dollars in federal aid following a deal struck by also help us provide the profesFILE PHOTO sional development that is key to the city and teacher’s union last week. Editor

teachers having different tools on hand to help the kids succeed.” This agreement comes at a tense time for relations between the city and the UFT, who have long been at odds over how teachers should be evaluated. They are still negotiating how much weight standardized tests should have in grading teachers. Still, the two groups said they were encouraged by the deal that came after months of negotiations. “With this agreement, we will be able to bring millions of dollars in federal funding to these struggling schools and recruit top quality teachers to help students success and mentor other staff,” schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said in a prepared statement. UFT President Michael Mulgrew too praised the agreement, saying it “helps lay the groundwork.” “Now we have to focus on providing the resources these struggling schools need to make a real difference in the lives of their students,” Mulgrew said. Because the state placed the schools on the state’s list, the city was mandated by federal law to implement one of four improvement modes: phasing out the school, replacing its leadership, closing it immediately or bringing in a management company. The city opted for the latter for the Queens schools, and an educational nonprofit will work with the institutions by next year to start implementing changes. Q

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Senate moderates lay out a realistic debt plan he U.S. Senate demonstrated its historical role as the more thoughtful and balanced house of Congress this week when the bipartisan “Gang of Six” returned with a realistic plan to tackle the federal debt crisis. Their proposal, modeled after one issued by President Obama’s fiscal commission last year, holds promise in finally solving the debt ceiling issue, which must be resolved within 10 days, as well as setting the country on a course to get its fiscal house in order down the road. That puts it in sharp contrast to the radical plan Republicans pushed through the House of Representatives this week, one that would not only reduce both taxes and spending but also decimate the social safety net the nation has developed over the last 75 years. It’s crucial that the safety net, composed of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, be reformed, not destroyed as the GOP leaders seek to do. The House plan, known as Cut, Cap and Balance, would slash the federal budget beginning next year and impose an impossible cap on future spending: 20 percent of gross domestic product. That’s an unrealistic number that could not be achieved without decimating entitlement programs. And

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Taxes are too low Dear Editor: One of the toughest battles in the 112th Congress is the issue of spending cuts vs. revenue increases. The GOP made it very clear that they want massive cuts in federal programs. The Republican-controlled House has approved the Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) plan to achieve this goal. Senate Democrats have rejected his plan. The “Biden talks,” led by Vice President Joe Biden, were searching for a compromise on this matter with a bipartisan group. Democrats in congress, along with President Obama, have also made it clear that the federal government must increase it’s revenue to help reduce the $14.5 trillion debt. This will become the other tough issue. The GOP has the view that we should cut taxes, not increase them — this would create jobs. David Clay Johnson, author of “Free Lunch,” said that this is “GOP nonsense.” He added that the tax intake of 14.8 percent of gross domestic product is the lowest in 60 years. Johnson illustrated the following “sliding scale” income tax to prove his point: The highest rate of 91 percent was in place during the Eisenhower years. The rate dropped to 70 percent under JFK. Reagan reduced it to 50 percent. Clinton cut if to 39 percent. Under Bush43, and now Obama, the top rate has been 36.6 percent. Paul Ryan’s plan called for lowering the corporate and income tax rates to 25 percent. Mr. Johnson stated that nobody ever actually pays taxes at those rates. Democrats are calling for a return to the Clinton years. They also want congress to close corporate subsidies and end all tax loopholes. My hero in the senate, Bernie Sanders (IVt.), has said, “Enough , enough!” He called on President Obama to “be firm and stand your ground.” Polls have shown that Americans want ... shared sacrifice. Anthony G. Pilla Forest Hills

Tax the rich more Dear Editor: I thank the Lindenwood Alliance who enabled us to attend the Monday July 11

increase in revenues from the elimination of many of the loopholes that allow the super-rich to avoid paying anything like the rates that average people pay. It would, for example, eliminate the troublesome alternative minimum tax, which was designed decades ago to ensure the wealthy pay their fair share but has increasingly ensnared the middle class. Getting rid of the AMT would save taxpayers an estimated $1.7 trillion. Aside from cutting back hard on loopholes, the plan would rely largely on growth to bring in more revenue despite cuts in the tax rate. The top income tax rate, now 35 percent, would be reduced to less than 30 percent, which is expected to drive commerce and create jobs. That may be what’s necessary to get the plan through the House, but now its proponents have to be more specific on how revenue would increase to get the support of the American people. The plan sounds good broadly, and the president’s initial support is promising. It may be just the answer to raise the debt ceiling and get the United States on more solid financial footing. What’s needed now are the details, and there isn’t much time left to lay them out for the public.

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meeting to hear, and the reporters present to inform readers about, three candidates vying for the vacated seats in the state Assembly and in Congress (“Candidates face off at Lindenwood civic,” July 14, multiple editions). I urge all registered voters to go to the primary in September and to vote in November. It is most important, as candidate Jane Deacy said, that everyone know civics and votes with full knowledge for the best candidates. So much will depend upon their views. I am most perplexed by the attitude that our wealthiest citizens not be taxed further and that no one mentioned that the FICA is not taken out of salaries after $106,000. Extending this payment would certainly put needed funds into the economy and reduce our deficit. The idea that more taxes on the wealthy will hurt employment is utterly false. How many people in Howard Beach, Ozone Park and other affected districts earn more than $1,000,000 a year? How much does candidate Bob Turner make? How many hires have he and candidate David Weprin made during their business lives?

If more goods were manufactured in the USA, rather than outsourced, customers would have more choice in what they purchase. Go into any retail store and find out where goods are made. NBC-TV has been running a segment on this topic. I urge the media, both national and local, to follow up on this. BK Brumberg Howard Beach

Deacy for Assembly Dear Editor: I just want to express how fortunate we are to have a candidate in the special election for the 23rd Assembly District that tr uly represents south Queens. Jane Deacy’s commitment and work ethic as the Republican district leader has been truly outstanding. All that know her agree. When we launched the new Pack/Troop 282 for the Boy Scouts in Broad Channel, Jane was the first official to reach out to us and ask what she could do to help. The reality is, her opponent is unknown


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They’re not motorbikes Dear Editor: Twelve years ago, overweight and in the highest risk group for a heart attack, I started commuting by bike. After 11 years and 36,000 miles, I’m in great shape, but at age 59 the hills and headwinds were becoming annoying so I bought myself an electric assist bicycle. Unlike scooters, you would have to look hard to realize that it is anything other than a normal bicycle and for the most part, that’s what it is. It doesn’t even have a throttle; the motor will only function when the rider is pedaling and then only if requested. My average speed has gone from 11 to 12 mph. I don’t ride on the sidewalks, and the bill that the letter writers of July 14 complain about would not allow that — it is illegal and should be illegal (“Senate considers electric bike bill,” June 30, multiple editions). Delivery people ride on sidewalks when they’re making a delivery; it is far faster to ride in the street. The law essentially says that a bicycle with a small electric motor that cannot propel the bicycle faster than 20 mph is a bicycle, not a motor vehicle. It is a reasonable bill that is similar to laws passed in many other states. If you would like to improve your health and protect the environment but are concerned that you are too out of shape or too old to use a bicycle, I urge you to consider an ebike. They’re going to become an important part of our transportation system. Dave Kulick Flushing

Love the paper Dear Editor: Your newspaper is my favorite. I especially like the old photos and historical information on landmarks and churches. Also, last week’s editorial cartoon was so true. My local super market car ries the Queens Chronicle, and I pass copies on to my neighbors, mom and church friends. I also mail articles to my relatives in other states, and one overseas. Please keep up the good work reporting the truth with love. Patti Sheridan Astoria Editor’s note: Thanks for the kind words. Last week’s cartoon featured Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential Republican candidate for president, trying to convince a citizen not to think about the last GOP president from Texas, George Bush.

Debt circus in DC Dear Editor: All the noise coming out of Washington is disparaging and disrespectful of the American people. Our elective representatives have never threatened the full faith and credit of the nation. Yet the United States stands today with deadbeat nations facing default. The various groups participating in this

theater of dismay seem intent upon winning points with their base rather than attending to the business and welfare of the nation. Their collective abandonment of their oath of office justifies recall petitions. If the consequences were not as Draconian as they would be, the DC show would be laughable. Yet every American will be paying for this assassination of our nation’s creditworthiness for generations to come. The coming onslaught will harm the stock market, increase unemployment and house devaluation and lead to outrageous interest rates on everything from mortgages, car loans and credit cards. It will make the Great Recession seem a pleasant memory. Congress passed the budgets that required the expenditures by the government to pay the bills knowing that borrowing would be required. If the debt ceiling is not raised those opposed will have far more to be concerned with then the deficit and debt. Edward Horn Baldwin, LI

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Customer appreciation day Rockaway Service Station, located at 100-07 Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park, held a customer appreciation day last Friday. Station owner Zahid Shah, center, along with his employees, greeted each customer. Models representing Corona and Coors Light beer gave away T-shirts and hats. All customers who spent at least $40 were given a raffle ticket to win a bicycle. Kassie

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The 106th Precinct Community Council honored Detective Nathaniel Tauber with its Cop of the Month award last week. Council officials said they wanted to recognize Tauber for his work as the precinct’s assistant field intelligence officer. Capt. Thomas Pascale, the precinct’s commanding officer, said Tauber’s interviews of 21 individuals arrested this year by precinct police resulted in the gathering of information that led cops to make 25 additional arrests.

With the information Tauber gained from debriefing the prisoners, Pascale said he was able to obtain 21 search warrants for fencing and narcotics locations where police seized drugs and firearms. The commanding officer noted Tauber has twice before received the Cop of the Month award. During the detective’s prior stint with the 106th Precinct’s anti-crime unit in 2009 he personally confiscated 14 firearms. — Stephen Geffon

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Air complaints about loud music during parties that can last days by Stephen Geffon Chronicle Contributor

There was standing room only at the 106th Precinct Community Council’s meeting in Ozone Park last week, when angry residents packed the precinct’s meeting room to voice their complaints about continuously blaring music and disorderly neighbors disturbing their quality of life. The corner of 124th Street and Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill has become a hangout for individuals drinking, urinating in the street and sleeping on the sidewalk, according to a neighborhood resident who asked the police for help in correcting this situation. Lt. Christopher Charles, head of the precinct’s Special Operations Unit, said that police have arrested five individuals at the location for quality of life violations. Charles added that they will endeavor to remove the loiterers from the corner. Another resident, who did not give her name, complained that over the past month she and her neighbors have had to endure four noisy parties on 125th Street between Sutter Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park. The most recent fete lasted four days, from Thursday to Monday, adding over the four-day period she made several calls to 311 but received no response from police. The resident added that the situation could have turned serious because one of the noisemakers threatened to kill her son-in-law when he asked them to lower the volume.

Residents came out in force to air a bevy of quality of life complaints during the 106th Precinct PHOTO BY STEPHEN GEFFON Community Council meeting last week. “Before things get violent, something should be done,” she said. Capt. Thomas Pascale, the precinct’s commanding officer, said he was not aware of the problem on the block but that police will look into it.

In an effort to curb the noise problem, Pascale said he has assigned more officers to patrol during the midnight shift and respond to residents’ complaints. He added that if none are available to man the operation, he has authorized over-

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City says candidates violated election law Campaign Finance Board fines residents for variety of penalties by Anna Gustafson Editor

City officials slapped fines on several former candidates and politicians from Queens last week because they said some of their campaign practices violated city elections law. After wrapping up recently conducted audits of elections practices citywide in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board announced last Thursday that eight former candidates from throughout the city had committed violations. Queens violators include Lew Simon, a Democrat who ran for the Council’s 32nd District that is now represented by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park); Bob Friedrich, who ran against Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) for the 23rd District; and former Councilwoman Helen Sears, who represented the 25th District that is now covered by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Simon and Friedrich said they were disappointed to have been cited by the board, saying the violations seem tedious and deter individuals from running for office. Simon, who attended a CFB hearing on the matter last week, was fined $250 for filing a financial disclosure statement five days late and $400 for failing to accurately report cash receipts. Simon, a Democratic district leader from Far Rockaway, said the mistakes were the fault of city officials because they gave his campaign the wrong disclosure form. By

Lew Simon, left, and former Councilwoman Helen Sears were fined by the city last week because the Campaign Finance Board said their 2009 campaigns were in violation of city election law. the time the situation had been rectified, Simon said he had to turn the form in late. “Paying f ines like this deters people from running for public office,” Simon said. Friedrich, who was f ined $433 for accepting two corporate contributions, also criticized the city’s campaign system and said it seemed to favor incumbents or well-

connected individuals who could afford lawyers to challenge fines handed out by the CFB or other city entities. Sears, who could not be reached for comment, was fined $2,500 for accepting two corporate contributions and seven overthe-limit contributions. CFB off icials also said others from Queens needed to repay public funds — or

monies that were given to a candidate who participated in the city’s public matching funds system. Any funds that were not spent have to be given back to the city. Weprin repaid $16,346; Simon returned $4,926; Debra Markell, a Democrat who ran for the 19th Council District seat now held by Councilman Dan Halloran (RWhitestone), gave back $1,046; and Mel Gagarin, a Kew Gardens Democrat who ran for the 29th Council District returned $63. “Public financing has been a boon to participatory democracy in New York City,” Weprin said. “At the same time, I believe in being frugal with taxpayer dollars.” Eric Friedman, director of external affairs at the CFB, noted a campaign can owe public money without having committed any violation. “Under New York City’s public matching funds system, there is a mix of private and public funds in every campaign,” Friedman said. “The requirement to return unused funds to the taxpayers after the election helps ensure that taxpayers get the best value from the program.” City officials said the public funds program is meant to help candidates with limited access to large moneyed sources. The city will match each dollar a resident gives to a candidate up to $175 with six dollars in public funds, for a maximum of $1,050 in public funds per contributor. In exchange, participating candidates have to abide by strict spending limits, Q which are different for each office.

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Cops: Men robbed Ozone Pk. home at gunpoint NYPD officials are asking members of the public to help identify five suspects wanted for the armed robbery of a home in Ozone Park. According to police, the suspects, one armed with a gun, entered the Ozone Park house, made a 31-year-old man lie down on the floor and demanded he tell them where there was money. When the victim did not answer, a suspect struck him with the gun, police said. The suspects then removed a safe from the 31-year-old man’s room and a cell phone from the room of another man who lives in the house, according to the NYPD. After swiping the safe and cell phone, the men fled, police said.

The suspects, three of whom are shown above, are described as five black males who are between the ages of 20 and 25. The men are approximately between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. Anyone who has information about the robbery can call the NYPD’s crime stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Individuals may also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 and enter TIP577. All information is kept confidential. The number of robberies in the 106th Precinct has jumped slightly since last year, according to city statistics. There have been 127 robberies this year in the 106th, which covers the Howard Beach,

Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and South Richmond Hill neighborhoods. At this time last year, there were 117 reported robberies. There has been an increase in the number of felony assaults and grand larceny auto compared to this time last year, according to police numbers. Felony assaults have risen to 102, compared to 72 in 2010. The precinct reported there have been 143 grand larceny auto cases this year, slightly more than the 139 last year. There have been two murders this year, compared to one by this time in 2010. The number of rapes has dropped from 14 to 6. The number of burglaries has also dipped from 151 to 149. — Anna Gustafson

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 28 and a half to 32 years behind bars for the 2009 rape of a woman in Forest Park. Carl Wallace, 30, of Hawthorne Street, was convicted June 21 of firstdegree rape, third-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful imprisonment for the incident. Wallace was apprehended on DNA evidence from a sample he provided authorities six years earlier after an attempted burglary conviction. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the fact a DNA cold hit led to Wallace’s arrest “underscores its effectiveness as a tool of law enforcement.” And he wants it used more widely. “At present, DNA is collected upon conviction for all felonies and a limited group of only 36 misdemeanors,” Brown said. The law must be expanded to allow DNA samples to be taken for all convictions.” According to trial testimony, the victim was walking along Park Lane near 91st Street around 3 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2009 when Wallace grabbed her from behind and told her he’d stab her if she screamed. He then dragged her behind some trees in the park and raped her. Afterwards, he stole cash, an iPod and identification from her purse. The victim was treated at a local hospital where the rape kit that eventually linked Wallace to the crime was Q prepared.


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Transit employees will monitor subway stations Chronicle Contributor

Resorts World New York Casino patrons will have an additional layer of security as they come and go on the trains to South Ozone Park in the form of city transit police officers who will patrol the Aqueduct Racetrack and Aqueduct/North Conduit stations. Capt. Roy Kaplan, commanding officer of Transit District 23, told members of the 106th Precinct Community Council at their meeting last week in Ozone Park that once the casino opens by the end of summer, he will direct resources to the local train stations and the surrounding area. Transit District 23 covers the following A Line stations within the 106th Precinct: 80th Street/Liberty Avenue, 88th Street/Liberty Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard/Liberty Avenue, 104th Street/Liberty Avenue, 111th Street/Liberty Avenue, Lefferts Blvd/117th Street, Aqueduct/North Conduit Avenue and Howard Beach/JFK Airport. Kaplan said he normally works hand-inhand with Capt. Thomas Pascale, the commanding officer of the 106th Precinct and will be working jointly with Pascale to coordinate security in the neighborhood surrounding the casino. He said that the busiest station near the casino is the Aqueduct/North Conduit station since most people now use it to commute to Manhattan. However, when the casino opens its 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. operation, the now little-used Aqueduct Racetrack station, with its soonto-be constructed climate controlled skyway bridge linking the subway station directly to the casino entrance, is expected to be used by a majority of the casino patrons who commute there by train. Kaplan said he will have officers at the Aqueduct Racetrack station around the clock and especially during the hours that the casino is operating to insure the safety of the passengers. The captain said he will also have extra patrols on the trains going in and out of the Aqueduct station since some passengers may have consumed too much alcohol and may fall prey to criminals looking to steal their valuables as they sleep.

Addabbo sponsors senior supper State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. is co-sponsoring a dinner for seniors that includes a seminar on health care and elder law at the Sugar Bun Bakery at 156-22 Crossbay Blvd. in Howard Beach at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. The seminar will include information on choosing a heathcare representative, otherwise known as a proxy, who can make healthcare decisions for individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to do so. The event is also being sponsored by Linda Marshak, an elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak, which is kicking off their “Health Care Proxy for All” campaign with the event. Seating will be limited. To reserve a seat, call Brady & Marshak at (718) 7388500 or Kristi in Addabbo’s office at (718) Q 738-1111.

The MTA technically considers the Aqueduct Racetrack station a part of the Aqueduct/North Conduit Avenue station, which is one block south. A small passageway connects the two stations. The Aqueduct Racetrack station is currently only open for Manhattan bound A trains. In response to a question from a resident about whether additional officers were being assigned from One Police Plaza to Transit District 23, Kaplan said that currently no additional police officers are expected to be assigned from police headquarters.

However, he said he will request retaining some of the off icers that were assigned to him for the summer detail for Rockaway. He said that after the beach season ends, the concerns go to the casino that is opening up. “Even if I don’t get anymore police officers in District 23 I can reassure you that the officers that I have will be redeployed to take on this new concern that we will have Q at the casino,” said Kaplan.

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to introduce a bill dubbed the “Leiby Initiative” which will provide a real estate tax The tragic and gruesome murder of a credit of $500 to city property owners who young Jewish boy in Brooklyn has sparked install and maintain surveillance cameras. discussions of safety and a proposed bill, Such footage was instrumental in leading which is supported by several area lawmakers, police to Aron. to help solve similar crimes from occurring in “I think it’s an excellent idea,” said Assemthe future. blyman Bill Scarborough (D-Jamaica). “It is Leiby Kletzky, 8, was abducted last week as clear that those security tapes can be a crime he walked home alone from a day camp in fighting-tool and they can be very helpful.” Borough Park. It was the first time he had In regards to mandating the age when a done so, and he even though he’d practiced the child must be picked up from camp by an route with his parents, he got lost and asked, a adult, Scarborough said he would have to stranger, Levi Aron, for directions. think about it and examine the parameters of Police say he got in the Jewish hardware the legislation if such a bill was proposed. clerk’s car and was allegedly taken to a wed“There is a balance between safety and ding in upstate New York. When Aron micromanaging people’s lives,” Scarborough returned home with Leiby and saw the mas- said. “Some times government can be too sive search in the community on his behalf, he intrusive in people’s lives.” told police he panicked and smothered the boy Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest with a towel. Aron then allegedly dismem- Hills) expressed similar sentiments. “Parental bered the body, hiding the child’s feet in his rights and family decisions should be respectfreezer and putting the rest of ed and are often made for reathe remains in a suitcase, sons beyond the control of the which he threw in a Dumpster family,” he said in an email near his job. statement. “There are some “We were horrified by the areas that government, even details of the murder,” said with the best intentions, Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, should not intervene.” director of operations at the Assemblyman David Machane Yisrael Day Camp in Weprin (D-Little Neck), an Kew Gardens. Orthodox Jew who is running “It’s not something you can for Anthony Weiner’s former put into words. We live in a Congressional seat, said he tough and challenging world.” supports the legislation proThe camp, which caters to posed by Hikind as well as children ages 4 to 14, takes Leiby Kletzky was abducted mandating the age when a security very seriously, and murdered. child can go home unattendaccording to Hecht. He said ed. He believes youths under PHOTO COURTESY NYPD that they have three security 12 should not be allowed to guards on the premises and the children are travel from day camps alone. always well supervised. “I was horrified and the mutilation makes it In addition, the youths are not allowed to particularly gruesome,” Weprin, a father of leave the camp unless they are picked up by a five, said of the crime. In the Orthodox reliparent or guardian, or a person designated in gion, even in death, it’s prohibited to have a writing. Some of the youths are dropped off mutilated body. ... The fact that the body was by the day camp’s bus, but the same rules cut up — It’s terrible.” apply. After the Kletzky murder, Hecht said a Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum of the Rego lot of parents expressed concerns over safety. Park Jewish Center said that Jews need to When asked if he thinks legislation is need- teach their kids to be more cautious of the outed to mandate that children under a certain age side world, because it is not as safe as it was be picked up from school or day camp, Hecht decades ago. Even members of their own said, “It’s probably the parent’s prerogative, but community could be predators, as in the the if legislation can ensure the well being of a case of the Kletzky murder. child then why not?” “It’s a horrific situation,” Waidenbaum said. Naomi Barasch, senior director of the Safe “It’s very tragic. The Jewish community treats Horizon Queens Child Advocacy Center in their children with a certain amount of trust. Forest Hills, said children typically feel safe in They are very important to us. We value life.” their own communities and often trust individWaidenbaum said he planned to talk to his uals who look like themselves, which she said congregation about Kletzky at its services on is probably what happened in Leiby’s case. Saturday and warn parents to teach their chilShe also added that there is no specific way of dren to be more aware of their surroundings knowing when a youth is ready to walk home and to shout and scream if they think they are alone, because every child’s cognitive map, the in danger. developmental stage during which they Seymour Finkelstein, a resident of Floral acquire the ability to know how to get from Park, said that he and his wife, were stunned place to place, occurs at a different age. and disheartened to hear of the Kletzky murAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), der. Finkelstein said they can’t imagine the whose district includes where Leiby was pain and anguish the young boy’s parents are killed, along with Assemblyman Peter experiencing. Abbate (D-Brooklyn) and state Sen. Diane “It’s a great tragedy,” he said, adding that Q Savino (D-Brooklyn and Staten Island), plan Levi Aron is a “very sick man.” Assistant Editor


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Road rage suspected cause in shooting that also left one hurt by Michael Gannon Associate Editor

A traffic dispute appears to have sparked a shooting in a Kew Gardens park that left one man dead and another seriously wounded on July 14. Roberto Adanes, 25, of 84-50 Austin St. and another man who witnesses said was his brother, were shot at 8:10 p.m. after their car was in a near-collision with a white pick-up truck at the north end of Eight Oaks Triangle, or Max Wernik Triangle, on 84th Drive between Austin and 125th streets. Police said Adanes was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. Police said Monday that the second man remans in stable condition. They are looking for two white males in their 40s. They have issued a sketch of the alleged shooter and are circulating a picture of a white commercial pickup truck, possibly with Connecticut license plates, that the suspects were driving. Witnesses said the shooter and his companion were laughing as they walked away from the park. Larisa Mataeva said she was out walking her dog at the time. She said after the near collision, the white pick-up pulled to a stop on 84th Drive, and that Adanes approached the truck and challenged the two occupants. The truck then pulled away and drove up 125th Street while the two victims walked to the eastern side of the triangle. She was on the eastern side of 125th Street when the two men from the truck walked back and opened fire. “I was afraid they might shoot me,” she said. “Then they walked away and started laughing.” She heard gunman threaten to shoot another man who approached them as he walked south on 125th toward the scene. “He said he’d shoot me too if I got too close,” said the man, an auto mechanic who would only give his name as Jose.

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Sunday’s weddings to be chosen by lottery ular – and right – passing marriage equality was,” Ellner wrote. “The lottery is a good compromise. Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn took this great problem to have and came up with a good solution. There will be a lot of love at the City Clerk’s Office on Sunday. Every lawmaker, Democrat and Republican, should take heart that New York families are all the stronger.” According to Bloomberg’s office, couples wishing to marry this Sunday should register for the lottery by going to the City Clerk’s website at www.nyc.gov or by calling 311. The lottery will be open for entries from noon on July 19 to noon on July 21. This weekend, it will be luck rather than law impeding some same-sex couples from enjoying the union they seek. That means a lot to New Yorkers like gay Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), who told the Chronicle, shortly after the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, he felt gays and lesbians “are now being treated as fully equal citizens. Having the option just makes us more whole as human beings, whether we choose to get married or not,” and whether Q or not the lottery chooses them.

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like it’s a one-shot deal and we don’t do that,” Elias said. In addition to buying gold, silver, diamonds, Recently, a woman and her boyfriend went into an unassuming gold buying and cash loan watches and coins, Ice Jewelry Buying also shop on Queens Boulevard. She had a $35 offers instant cash loans for jewelry and eBay offer on her ring from another area shop, but selling services. Their cash loans program is straightforward and was looking to get a better deal. In what may be viewed as poor business acumen, she told simple. “It’s a perfect solution for someone who her new prospective buyer what her previous has a bill due and a check on the way,” Goldberg offer was. Still, after examining her piece, he said. “But we make sure they have a game plan to offered her $1,600. He did so, as he says, buy their jewelry back before the end of the term. Sometimes these are people’s heirlooms we’re “...because that’s what it was worth.” The plight of the worker who’s hard-up for talking about and we respect that.” For those who are less Internet-savvy or cash in today’s economy is something that Arthur Elias and Edward Goldberg can relate to just don’t have the time, Ice Jewelry Buying first-hand, having been laid off from their jobs offers a convenient eBay sales service. If what in jewelry manufacturing. They understand a customer has isn’t an item that Ice Jewelry that people get into situations where they just Buying would purchase, like a handbag or need a little cash fast to make the bills and Ice antique furniture, they can help find a buyer Jewelry Buying Service hopes to help out in on their eBay store. Elias consults with the customer to find a target the most honest way they can. price and let the internet STORE HOURS “For this, I like to think we’re handle the rest. doing the community a service,” MON.-FRI. 11am - 7pm auctioneers For anyone who has Elias said. “We’re in the business SAT. 10am - 5pm ever dealt with the hassle of helping people who are in a SUN. by Appointment of selling and shipping tough spot. They can come to an item on eBay — all the our store and know that we can educate them on what they have and we’ll give forms involved in setting up a user and paypal them what their items are worth. When that account, the 10-15 percent fee that Ice woman told me her previous offer, it made me Jewelry Buying charges to do all the work is wonder how many times this happens — how really a bargain deal. “At the end of the day, I just want people many people who really need that money get to feel comfortable doing business with us. taken advantage of?” Elias opened his Rego Park shop with People have this conception of gold buying Goldberg less than a year ago, and already stores as these slimy places with slimy they’re seeing a lot of repeat customers and people, and they’re typically right. But we referrals. This is a sign to them that they’re want to be different. I don’t think it’s cool to doing something right — the pawn business see someone buy a ring for $200 and put it in typically deals in one-time transactions but their counter for $800. We don’t do that.” Ice Jewelry Buying Services is located at Elias is determined to break that mold, 98-30 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. Hours of building a reputation on trust. “Everyone around here is buying gold these operation are Monday-Friday from 11am to days; you can go into the barber shop down 7:00pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday the road and sell your jewelry. The problem private appoinments are available. Call for Q with all these places is they treat everything more information (718) 830-0030.

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coming from her neighbor’s home in South Ozone Park for the past two years. She asked police to help her to regain her peace and quiet. Dardani urged the residents to notify the precinct’s Community Affairs Unit at (718) 845-2228 or 311 if they see scheduled parties in the precinct area listed on social media networks. CB 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton commended the police for what she said is the outstanding job they have done on noise enforcement, noting that noise is not the number one quality of life issue for the first time since the board began tracking noise complaints in 2004. An unleashed pit bull being walked by his owner on Rockaway Boulevard between 106th Street and 107th Street in Ozone Park is endangering residents, children and pets on the block according to residents. One woman said that she offered to buy the owner a leash. Another resident who called 911 was told by the operator that she would have to be there when officers responded to the location. When she told the operator that she was leaving because she was afraid of being bitten, the operator said, “have a nice day,” and hung up. Pascale said that police off icers would have to personally observe an alleged violation of the city’s leash law before issuing a summons to the owner. However, the captain added that police are now aware of the problem and will pay special attention to the block. Q

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Stayin’ alive in summer’s sizzlin’ heat by Daniel Scarpati Chronicle Reporter

The summer is a great time of year to relax and have fun, and even though it can require some extra work, it’s important to know how to take care of yourself during the season. When out and about in the heat, staying hydrated is an absolute must. It’s the key to remaining energetic and healthy during those painfully hot days. Doctors say a great idea is to keep a reusable water bottle or canister in the car and carry one when walking outside. It’s also important to drink lots of fluids before becoming thirsty and before meals. This can prevent overheating and exhaustion. Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually a bad idea to drink extremely cold beverages. Chilled drinks are fine, but if the liquid is too cold, it can cause cramps and headaches. Sunscreen is another integral item that most sunbathers keep in their summer arsenals. Any sunscreen above SPF 15 protects the body from over 93 percent of UVB rays. These rays penetrate the skin’s epidermis, the top layer, which can cause tough skin, brown spots, wrinkles and blackheads. Bug repellent is another item essential to summer safety. Lotions, sprays, candles and electronic devices can all be used to help keep nasty germ-carrying insects, the most prominent type being mosquitoes, away. Getting stung is something not many people want to have happen to them, but when it does it’s important to know what to do. If stung by a wasp, hornet or bee, use a cold compress to

cooling centers throughout the boroughs for cool the affected area. If the insect’s stinger is lodged in the skin, residents to visit during a heat wave. Most of use the edge of a credit card to sweep along them are libraries, senior centers and commuthe skin and push the stinger out. Squeezing nity centers. People can either call 311 and ask the stinger will only make things worse, since for local cooling centers or visit nyc.gov online bee stingers contain harmful posion. If a and check OEM’s page to see which centers are closest to them. severe allergic reaction or The summer can proswelling follows, contact a vide the public with oppordoctor. tunities to improve their As for plants like health. Not including the posion ivy, there’s a rule days when the temperature that people who spend is off the charts or the time outdoors can follow humidity is unbearable, the to prevent rashes. “Leaves summer brings some gorof three, let it be,” is what geous weather along with park rangers say to visitors it which encourages people anytime they’re at a park to get up, go outside and with heavy plant life, like be physically active. Forest Park. Jogging is one activity What people wear durpeople take part in to lose ing the summer can also weight. Public parks, desaffect their health. In hot ignated jogging trails, city weather when the sun side streets and even shines bright, it’s recombeaches are all excellent mended that people wear places to jog during the light colors, since they attract less sunlight. Sun- It’s important to take care of your- summer. Charles Park in glasses are important for self in the heat, especially when Old Howard Beach, Forest temperatures soar near or above Park in Woodhaven, Alley protecting eyes from ultraFILE PHOTO 100 degrees. Pond Park in Bayside and violet rays. When purchasing sunglasses be sure to look Flushing Meadows Park all have designated for ones which protect from over 98 percent of tracks for joggers. If jogging is a little too tiresome, why not UV rays. If the weather is too hot to handle, the City try cycling? It’s a great way to tone leg musOffice of Emergency Managment has set up cles and the abdominal area, and unlike jog-

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The problem may stem from the fact that basically every diet tells us we need to lose weight. But for most people, it’s more important to focus on ways to accelerate fat loss, rather than weight loss. “Many conventional diets and popular exercise routines can actually make you fatter and more frustrated,” say Dian Griesel, co-author with her brother Tom Griesel of the new diet and f itness book “TurboCharged.” “The only thing any of us wants to lose is excess body fat, not our bones, muscle, water or other essentials. Yet, these are what typically deteriorate or are lost in most diets focused on weight loss.” The problem starts with how we are all told to measure success. A standard weight measuring scale gives little information. Someone can actually be very lean with a well-hydrated and muscular body, yet they may weigh in at a higher number than someone of the same height that is actually fatter. After all, muscle is denser than fat. “Throw away your traditional scale,” says Tom Griesel. “The only relevant measurement is your body fat percentage. This can be easily calculated with a neck and waist measurement for men, and neck, waist and hip measurements for women.” Interestingly, even if you are not overweight, a waist measurement of over 33 inches, regardless of your weight, increases health risks

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Frequently asked questions about acne by Dr. Susan V. Bershad Many young people get blemishes during their teenage years. What they want to know is whether or not they have acne. The answer in most cases is yes — it’s acne — but it’s important to understand that there are many varieties of acne. When doctors see a few blackheads, they might call it pre-acne or non-inflammatory acne. If there are sore red pimples, then it’s the inflammatory type of acne, also called acne vulgaris or common acne. The most severe cases with deep cysts are called nodular acne. There is also adult acne, seen mainly in women. Acne can be treated by doctors in several different specialties, for example, pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, and dermatology. In some states like New York, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners may also see acne patients. Dermatologists, the specialists who have completed three years of training in skinrelated health care after completing medical school and internship, treat the majority of acne patients and have the most expertise in this area. Every board-certified dermatologist has the knowledge to treat acne. Here are some questions we are often asked: How do I know if I have acne? If you have clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and tender pimples or zits, then it’s acne.

Effective acne remedies are available at What causes acne, and is it contagious? Acne is caused by heredity and hor- drug stores without a prescription. The most mones. The type of hormones that cause it beneficial products have 5-10 percent benare androgens, which are male hormones zoyl peroxide in a cleanser or leave-on gel. that are highest in male teenagers but Try to avoid getting benzoyl peroxide on occur in females also. Androgens activate colored clothes and towels, because it can the oil glands (sebaceous glands) and leave permanent white spots. Other ingrediallow bacteria called Propionibacterium ents that work for acne are salicylic acid, acnes to multiply in the pores. Acne is not sulfur, resorcinol, and fruit acids (also called contagious, but it’s often treated with alpha-hydroxy acids) like glycolic acid. What should I do if over-the-counter antibiotics to reduce these bacteria. products don’t work for me? Does dirt or oil make acne worse? Almost all health insurance plans will If you have acne, it is not from a lack of cleanliness, and it won’t help to wash your allow acne sufferers to see a doctor for skin too harshly. It’s best to use a mild liq- treatment. Check with your plan to find uid acne cleanser or acne bar soap once or out if you need a referral in order to make an appointment with a dermatologist. twice daily. How do doctors treat acne? You are more likely to have acne if your The most commonly prescribed acne skin is oily, but it’s not always the case – your skin might be dry or combination- medications are cleansers or topical lotions type, meaning oily in the “T-zone” of fore- and gels that are spread directly on acnehead, nose, and chin, and dry elsewhere. prone areas. These include retinoids Be careful not to use greasy products on (tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene), benzoyl your skin and hair, and look for moisturiz- peroxide and antibiotics like clindamycin ers and sunscreens that are labeled, “non- or erythromycin. If topical medicines don’t do enough, your doctor might prescribe an pore-clogging” or “non-comedogenic.” antibiotic pill by mouth, birth control pills Is there a cure for acne? Strictly speaking, acne cannot be cured, but for young women, or an oral retinoid called most teenagers outgrow it by age 20. It affects isotretinoin, which is used only for severe 80 percent of young people ages 14-17 but cases. If the usual treatments fail, new fewer than 10 percent of adults. The good news methods such as lasers and light treatments is that there are many effective treatments. are available at some medical centers. What can I do for acne without seeing Where can I learn more about acne? a doctor? Check out AcneNet at skincare — Advertorial —

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RICHMOND HILL HS SPOTLIGHT PROM WAS A

STUDENT’S WORK ON DISPLAY AT THE MET

SMASHING SUCCESS The Richmond Hill High School prom, held on Wednesday, June 8 at Leonards of Great Neck was an amazing success this year with over 300 students in attendance. The prom highlights year-end activities for seniors that include a senior barbecue that is held in Cunningham Park, a senior breakfast held in the school and the annual graduation ceremony which will be held on Q June 28 at Queens College.

HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE Richmond Hill High School was honored this year by being named a School for Excellence in Service. We are 1 of 18 schools out of over 1200 NYC schools that was honored in this way. Service in Schools, a joint initiative of NYC Service and the Department of Education, supports city public schools in expanding their service and service-learning programs. It offers a range of resources for schools to empower students to transform communities and their own lives through service, as well as honors outstanding performance by individual schools. Schools apply for either the Remarkable Growth in Service Award, distributed to schools with impressive inaugural service programs, or the Excellence in Service Award, given to schools with developed and exceptional service programs Q A ceremony to honor Richmond Hill High School and the other 17 schools will be held on June 27 at Gracie Mansion.

ART STUDENTS HONORED

COLLEGE OFFICE HAS BANNER YEAR The Richmond Hill High School college office has had its best year ever with more students applying for college than ever and with over 2.2 million dollars offered in scholarships and with very impressive admissions to college programs. Among the highlights are that senior Khalid Awwal has been accepted to The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. This seven year program is one of the most prestigious in the country accepting only seventy students from the entire application pool. This scholarship is worth approximately $125,000. After successful completion of the program, Khalid will transfer seamlessly to one of Sophie Davis’ cooperating medical schools. Also, seniors Janeth Cambizaca and Yesenia Fajardo, participants in the Civic Opportunity Initiative Network program of the New World Foundation, are two of less than one hundred students in the country who have been awarded full tuition, room and board at any college of their choice. The organization provides opportunities for academic and leadership training for young leaders, and knowledge of what it takes to prepare for college while at the same Q time serving their communities.

STUDENTS GET COMPUTER CERTIFIED Over 80 students at Richmond Hill High School have received professional MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification this year. Of these over 80 students, more than 60 have multiple certifications and over 30 have achieved the very prestigious “expert” level of certification. The MOS exams test students separately in such Microsoft Office programs as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Earning a MOS certification helps differentiate themselves in today's competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and can result in higher earning potential. MOS certification can also lead to increased job satisfaction. Students also will be able to receive ACE college credits for their certif ications. Research indicates that certified individuals have increased competence, productivity and credibility with their employers, co-workers and clients. Marc Crisostomo, a junior at Richmond Hill High School received has achieved expert status in MOS certification by passing the core exams in Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel and the Expert exams in

Congratulations to RHHS art student Miosoty Santos whose self-portrait has been selected from over 800 entries to be included in the PS Art 2011 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a very impressive feat, indeed. Congratulations are also extended to Miosoty’s art teacher Ms. Kim Sheridan. The opening reception will be held at in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on Tuesday, June 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Art will be on exhibit now through Aug. 7 and then will move on to the Tweed Court House. Again, kudos to Miosoty and all for the exemplary work submitted for this competition. You can view Miosoty’s self-portrait by visiting the Richmond Hill High School website or by visiting Q the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Three Richmond Hill HS students received art medals last Friday, June 3, 2011 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were honored for their excellence in art. The students who received awards are: Stafanie Ramdihal, grade 10, received the Haney medal — awarded to a 9th or 10th grade art student who has shown the most growth and potential in the field of art. Anthony Reyes, grade 12, received the Alexander medal — awarded to a graduating senior who has completed a major art program with the greatest distinction. Daniela Chaquea, grade 12, received the St. Gauden’s medal — awarded to a graduating senior who has completed an art program with Q excellence in drawing.

THE DOMINO IS NOW ONLINE The June 2011 edition of the Domino is available online at the Richmond Hill High School website. The paper, which is in full color, is published several times a year at RHHS. To view the newspaper, go to the Richmond Hill High School website, at richmondhillhs.org, and click on the link for the Domino on the left Q side of the page.

PRINCIPAL DESANCTIS’ NEW PODCAST Excel and Word. “The exams were really challenging,” said Crisostomo, “but I studied really hard and was prepared really well. I had to learn a lot of VB programming, but feel like I know so much now. I am job ready.” Nathaniel Brandenberg, another junior who also achieved the expert status of MOS certification, said “I worked really hard to

pass these exams. They are on a college level and require complete knowledge. I know I am ready for a job in the business world when I can create such things as amortization tables or create and tweak pivot tables. When people see my resume, they are amazed that a high school student Q has such professional skills”

Mrs. DeSanctis, the Richmond Hill High School principal, has posted her final podcast of the 2010-2011 school year on the RHHS website. In the podcast, she discusses all the good things that have gone on at Richmond Hill High School this school year. You can view the podcast by going to the RHHS website at richmondhillhs.org. Q

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especially if you’re a lamb person.” “Gardening has been in me since birth,” Verdino said as he plucked a ripe zucchini from its vine. “I grew up on a farm, and we had about five or six gardens that had vegetables and even rabbits and chickens. That’s how we made it through bad times.” He spent much of his career in construction, though he also worked part time in Verdino’s Garden Center on Rockaway Boulevard, which his brother founded and is now run by his nephews. “Even though I worked in construction, my love was always gardening,” said Verdino, who speaks about his plants almost as if they were his children, discussing “amazing” turnaround stories of those he has nursed back from what had seemed like certain death. “When I see them looking sick, I immediately think, ‘Uh-oh, uh-oh,’ and I go online right away to try and figure out what’s wrong,” he said. “Right now I’m watching the tomato blight on the Island very carefully.” While Verdino, who retired just five years ago, spends most of his days outside, monitoring his plants, he’s not the only one who spends hours upon hours working with his produce. His wife, Jean, and daughter, Lorraine, will have day-long cook-a-thons, using the garden’s bounty to prepare meals for the coming week, as well as filling the family’s three freezers with goods for the winter — a throwback to Verdino’s par-

ents’ days, when he said “everything was preserved.” A couple neighbors from Trinidad, Coleen Rampersad and her daughter, Ariana, 5, frequently help Verdino with his plants, and Ariana is spending much of her summer doting on a strawberry plant that she seems to love above all else in the garden. As the neighborhood changes, going from almost all Italian-American families to a diverse place with people from all over the world, Verdino said he has been able to bond with neighbors from radically different backg rounds because of his love of gardening. He has, for example, taught his next-door neighbor from Bangladesh how to tend to various plants so they thrive in this climate. “People will be drawn back here because they’ll see the garden,” Verdino said. “They’ll ask if I’ll sell them a tomato. I’ll say, ‘No, but I’ll give some to you.’” As the seasoned gardener walked around his plants, making sure the midsummer heat isn’t making his plants wilt in the afternoon sun, he smiled. Life has brought change, some of it good, some bad, but Verdino said there’s nothing better than getting to do what he does now — spend his days surrounded by all that he loves. “I start and end my days here,” he said. “I sit here at 5:30 in the morning and see the sun breaking over the fence. Q It’s the prettiest thing of the day.”

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Queens declined less than one percent to $386,000. The average sale price of a one- to three-family house fell to $459,999, a one percent drop from last year. The price of apartments increased less than one percent to $275,000, while the price of condominium units in the borough increased five percent. Michael Slattery, vice president of NYREB, did not have exact sales or dollar f igures for Queens, but said in general the borough benefits from a large number of singlefamily houses and a diversified market. “I think sales activity in areas that are traditionally strong, such as Flushing and Rego Park, has tended to pick up faster,” Slattery said. In information High foreclosures are apparent in the neighborhoods of Jamaica, issued last week from Rosedale and certain other areas of Queens. Darker colors show the City Comptroller’s higher foreclosure rates. Office, 4,290 properties in Queens will be While home values and sales among more than 17,500 citywide listed increased throughout the city as a whole in a tax lien sale scheduled for Aug. 1 in the second quarter, the REBNY The last sale, in July 2010, listed only report said the average sales price in 4,736. Q

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by Ron Marzlock Chronicle Contributor

In 1931 there were still 23 private cemeteries extant in rapidly growing Queens County. That caught the attention of the borough president, who dispatched engineer Charles Underhill Powell of the Topographical Division to investigate before their history was lost. Powell and the Queens Library surveyed each and published a book about them. One of particular interest was the Waters Cemetery on Northern Boule- Police inspect the headstones at Little Neck’s Waters Cemetery in vard between Browvale 1931 before the bodies were moved to Douglaston, where a broDrive and 251st Street in ken boulder, inset, reads “Here rest the Last of the Matinecoc.” Little Neck. It was the In October 1931 the remains were disinsubject of court action, being taken under eminent domain to widen Northern Boule- terred and transferred to the Zion Episcovard. The Matinecock Indian site contained pal Church Cemetery in Douglaston. The city only needed a small portion of the 13 monuments of marble and fieldstone. Charles Waters, who died in 1896 at age property for the widening of the boulevard, 60, was the last of his race in Little Neck to and later sold the unused land to developbe buried there. He was 100 percent native ers. Commercial buildings went up on American. His father was from the Mon- most the former cemetery, something that tauk tribe and his mother a Shinnecock. would be questionable at least today. Only about a third of the 23 cemeteries The last person buried there was 11-yearQ in the 80-year-old survey still remain. old James W. Smith, who died in 1904.

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haracters such as Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie and Big Bird seem to take on a life of their own, but they would not have been created if not for the imagination of one man. Jim Henson, puppeteer, filmmaker and artist, is the mind behind the fantasy worlds of The Muppets, “Sesame Street” and “Fraggle Rock,” and his work is now the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit making its New York debut, features more than 120 artifacts from Henson’s career, including drawings, props and video that illustrate his creative process and unique imagination. “We wanted all the pieces to reveal how he expressed himself,” Karen Falk, the exhibition curator, said. Falk, who has been the archivist for the Jim Henson Company since 1992 and has worked on the exhibit for five years, said the first items she decided to include were his sketches. continued on page 39

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Socrates Sculpture Park, at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City presents the exhibit Vista, now through Aug. 7, during daylight hours.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, offers Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 7:159:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $9 for members.

“My Lovely Ladies: The Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone,” will be on view now through Aug. 21 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

FLEA MARKETS Faith Mission’s summer flea market will be held every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 1 at 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 18711 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. June is bride month. The museum will feature dolls dressed in bridal gowns.

SPECIAL EVENTS Loyola Council 477 Columbiettes of the Knight of Columbus will hold its annual penny social and fundraiser at St. Margaret’s Parish Center, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village, on Saturday, July 23. Cost is $5.

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Queens Family Day featuring Shine and the Moonbeams, Robbi K., Matt Brown, David Gonzalez, Daniel Calton, JoSunJari and CityParks PuppetMobile on Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. at Quensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City.

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

THEATRE Unity Stage Company is bringing the rustic Irish play “Spreading the News” to neighborhood parks in a mini tour of western Queens on July 28 at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside Gardens Park; July 29 at 7 p.m. in Duth Kills Playground in Astoria; July 30 at 7 p.m. Rainey Park in Long Island City; and July 31 at 3 p.m. in Play Street at Travers Park in Jackson Heights. Queens Theatre in the Park presents the comedy “A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” from July 28-Aug. 21 in Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets are $49.50$39.50, QTP subscribers are $41 and are available at the box office, by phone (718) 760-0064 or online at queenstheatre.org.

FILM St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43-19 30 Ave., Astoria will hold weekly movie nights on Fridays through Sept. 2. On July 22 see “The Soloist” and on Juy 29 see “The Human Experience” in the school yard. Bring chairs. Come at 7 p.m. for a free barbecue dinner. Movies follow at sundown. Outdoor Cinema 2011: Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens on Wednesdays, July 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. This annual international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each Wednesday evening. Now in its 13th year, this program invites visitors to sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline and watch international films on an outdoor screen.

MUSIC German night featuring die Schlauberger will perform on Thursday, July 21 at Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair.

Unity Stage Company will perfor m “Spread the News” in various locations July 28-31. Pictured from left are Yilinasi Mqadi, M.J. Geier, James Simmons. PHOTO BY COHLIE BROCATO; COURTESY UNITYSTAGE.ORG

The Something Special Band performs the sounds of the big band era on Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m at the the garden of the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point. D ance to the exotic rhy thms of traditional Colombian music and Cumbia with percussionist/composer Wolfgang Barros on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free. First-come first-served. Dance lessons prior to the concert at 1:15 p.m. The Ebony Hillbillies will perform on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at Gantry Plaza State Park, on the East River in Long Island City.

LECTURE Ann-Margaret Carrozza, an estate planning and elder law attorney, is presenting a free elder law and estate planning seminar on Thursday, July 21, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Queensborough Community College’s Office of Continuing Education at 222-05 56th Ave. in Bayside. Participants at this event will learn how to preserve their assets while retaining maximum control over their finances. Register by calling (718) 631-6343

DANCE Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Company is performing at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Bring the kids to a fun-filled hour-long performance in the garden specially choreographed to introduce young audiences to the arts. Adults can also enjoy this contemporary dance. The program is admission free — contributions are welcome.

CLASSES Southeast Queens Camera Club presents “Introduction to Digital Photography,” free photography classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Park, Administration Building, second floor, Baisley Boulevard and Merrick Road, Jamaica now through Aug. 23. Call (718) 723-6849 or (516) 328-3776. Tai chi will be taught on Saturdays, July 23 and 30 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Idlewild Cricket Field, 223rd Street and 148th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. Learn the basics of this ancient Chinese martial art that combines exercise, moving meditation and self defense. A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Call Keith at (917) 5996674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register. A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Mel’s Church, 26-15 154 St., Flushing on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, suggests preparing for the summer afloat by enrolling in one of their boating classes on Aug. 14 at Fort Totten in Bayside. Pre-registration is required. Cost starts at $75. Contact Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net. Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philos-

The 33rd annual Thunderbird Amerian Indian MidSummer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31. Hours are as follows: Friday, gates open at 6 p.m., performance time is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, gates open at 10 a.m., performance times are 1-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m., performance time is from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (adult all weekend pass is $15), children age 12 and under 12 are $5, (child’s all weekend pass is $7). On Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Independence Residences Inc. will hold its annual Queens Walk in Cunningham Pak in Fresh Meadows. All monies raised will support individual in residential, day and family sport service program. For more information on the walk, go to queenswalkabout.org.

FOR KIDS Summer science workshops for children at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, with representatives from Alley Pond Environmental Center. On July 23 at 2 p.m. a program on crickets will be held. On July 30, there will be a program on trees. Reservations on a firstcome first-served basis. Call (718) 544-3600. Friends of Maple Grove members are free, $5 for nonmember. A morning of music with Darlene Graham on Friday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard. Bring low chairs or blanket. Matt Brown will perform music on Monday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Rochdale Park, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue. The magic and comedy of Jim McClenahan will be presented on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Crocheron Park (Buz O’Rourke Playground) in Bayside. Bring low chairs or blanket. CityParks PuppetMobile presents “Bessie’s Big Shot” at Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard on Thursday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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Hispanic culture celebration in the park by Daniel Scarpati Chronicle Contributor

The 15th annual Chase 2011 Latino Cultural Festival, sponsored by Chase Bank and the National Endowment for the Arts, will showcase familyfriendly music, dance, comedic routines, spoken word performances and film this weekend. Through Sunday, the public can visit Queens Theater in the Park at Flushing Meadows Park to attend seven different events, each giving its own representation of Latino heritage. On Thursday at 8 p.m., a 12piece Colombian groove band called Folklore Urbano will hold a concert that features original music and arrangements of pianist Pablo Mayor. Tickets are $25. A 2005 Mexican documentary, “Hasta el Ultimo Trago, Corazon,” meaning “Till the Last Drop, My Love,” will be screened on Friday at 7 p.m. in Spanish with English subtitles. The film focuses on the women who have contriubted to the development of Mexican music with their voices, such as Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Eugenia

Pablo Mayor's renowned Folklore Urbano orchestra, left, and the Los Chantas tango quartet are two of the various groups visitors can see perform at the Latino Cultural Festival this year.

patterns. It’s a free performance, but reservations are required. Later in the day at 7 and 10 p.m., a Colombian comedy duo, Tola y Maruja, will perform at the theater. The comedy routine mocks Columbian politics and society in the form of two old ladies. This performance is in Spanish only, and tickets are $25. The closing event takes place on Sunday at 7 p.m. Albita, a Cuban pop diva, will perform songs from her new album, “Toda una Vida.” Tickets are Q $25.

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Leon, Astrid Hadad, La Negra Graciana and Iraida Noriega. For those who prefer live entertainment, there will be an open-mic night at the same time on Friday. The event provides independent poets, singer-songwriters and spoken-word artists with a platform to showcase their talents in front of a live audience. The host of the evening will be one of America's leading spoken

word artists, La Bruja. Also on Friday at 8 p.m., Los Chantas tango quartet will teach and perform milonga (a lively form of the tango). The evening begins with a half-hour course for guests dancing the tango for the first time. Following the lesson will be a live performance by Los Chantas. Tickets to all three Friday

events are free, but reservations are required. On Saturday at 1 p.m., the audience will go on a rhythmic journey from Africa to the New World in “The Key,” a concert led by Grammy Award-nominated percussionist, arranger and composer Bobby Sanabria. He will play Afro-Cuban music through a mixture of rumba and contemporary salsa rhythms and

When: July 21 to 24, 1 to 10 p.m. Multiple events; check article for complete list. Where: Flushing Meadows Park Tickets: Free to $25. (718) 760-0064. queenstheatre.org

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Rowlf the Dog, who, like many of the Muppets characters, got his start in 1960s ads. “Seeing so many of his early creations and original concepts shown in this exhibit is a delight,” Cheryl Henson said of her father in an announcement of the exhibit. Henson first appeared on television with his puppets in 1958 on a Washington, DC morning show. Throughout the 1960s, the puppeteer, his collaborators and his Muppets got national recognition on variety shows and talk shows, including the “Ed Sullivan Show”–– culminating in their stardom on the children’s show “Sesame Street,” which debuted in 1969. One of his collaborators, Bonnie Erickson, played a big role in bringing Henson’s “fanWhen: Now through Jan 16, 2012. tastic” world to Queens. Regular museum hours plus “What better place to special events at certain times. honor his legacy,”said Where: Museum of the Moving Image, Erickson of the location, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria which happens to stand Tickets: $12; children $6; seniors $9 across the street from (718) 777-6888 the studios where movingimage.us Sesame Street is filmed.

“I wanted to show every step he took, not just the finished product, because they are all a big part of his creative process,” she said. The exhibit contains pieces spanning Henson’s entire career, starting with drawings and cartoons from his college years and ending with items from his film “The Dark Crystal.” The most recognizable pieces on display are the stars of some of the artist’s most well-known work. Fifteen of Henson’s original puppets are scattered throughout the exhibit, including Muppets Kermit, whom Henson considered his alter-ego, Miss Piggy and

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“A lot of what happened in Jim’s career happened in New York,” she said. Erickson, who serves as executive director of The Jim Henson Legacy, which was created by the artist’s friends and family to preserve his contributions to the worlds of film and television, is familiar with the happenings of Henson’s career because she was a collaborator and friend of the filmmaker. In 1970, Henson became the designer’s first client. As design director for the Jim Henson Company, she was credited with the creation of many of his film and television characters, including Miss Piggy. “I worked on Sesame Street for 13 years and I’m thrilled that the exhibit has finally been brought to the city,” Erickson said. The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 16, also features special events, including talks by Henson’s collaborators and family members, performances and special screenings of his films, such as “The Muppet Movie” on July 23 and 24, the Academy Award nominated short “Time Piece,” which is on

This picture of Jim Henson holding a toy of one of his famous Muppet characters Bert sits framed on a wall of the exhibit. Inset: Kermit PHOTOS BY DANA TADDEO the Frog. view continuously through Sept. 30 and “The Muppets Take Manhattan” on Aug. 20 and 21. Guided 30-minute tours will also be given at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Most events are free with admission to the museum. For more information on the exhibit’s special events call (718) 777Q 6888 or visit movingimage.us.

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The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces that a free summer bereavement group will run to Aug. 16 on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For more information or to sign up, call (718) 461-6393. The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.

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SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES An Alzheimer’s Adult Day program is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. Door to door transportation included. Call (718) 358-3541.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs MondayFriday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752. The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., is now offering a new six-week “Enter 21st Century Advanced Computer Course” which trains seniors in five different computer programs, preparing them to enter the modern force or to just enhance their computer skills. Beginner computer skills necessary. Call Dina at (718) 894-3441 or visit the center. The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at howardbeachseniorcenter.org.

VOLUNTEERS The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, 53-51 111 St. in Flushing Meadows Park, is accepting applications for volunteers. Program participants will have the opportunity to teach visitors of all ages about animals through guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at narrated feedings and leading arts and crafts activities. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and available for a multi-week training program. For more information visit queenszoo.com or call (718) 271-1500. Hospice Care Network, one of the largest hospice organizations in New York State that serves more than 400 patients and their families daily in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties, is looking for volunteer licensed massage therapists. Contact Eva Pendleton, director of Complementary Therapy for Hospice Care Network at ependleton@hospicecarenetwork.org. The Senior Theatre Acting Repertory is looking for a piano player, who is retired, to join the group. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Queens Village Public Library, 94-11 217 St., For more information, call the assistant director at (718) 776-0529.

LISTING INFORMATION Items for the Community Calendar must be sent two weeks before the date of the event. Listings should be typed, from a nonprofit organization, either free or moderately priced, and be open to the public. Keep the information to one paragraph. Because of the large number of requests for the free calendar listings, we cannot include every event submitted. Send to: Queens Chronicle, Community Calendar, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, NY 11374, fax to (718) 205-0150.


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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Feministing LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/31/2010. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Vanessa Valenti, 34-19 29th St., Apt. 6B, Astoria, NY 11106. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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67-36 79TH STREET, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 4/19/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to the LLC, 40-48 Junction Blvd., Corona, NY 11368. General Purposes.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ARDAGH REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/02/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 53-46 70th Street, Maspeth, New York 11378. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

LIFE ON PURPOSE, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/25/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The Bozeman Law Firm, LLP, Six Gramatan Ave., 5th Fl., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. General Purposes.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: VALKO IMPEX LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/02/09. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 28-19 23rd Avenue, Suite 14, Astoria, New York 11105. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK Case No: 1:10-cv-03864 (NG)(CLP) SUMMONS ON A THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT HAROLD LEWIN, an incapacitated person by his legal guardian MARIS GORDON, Plaintiff - against - HSBC BANK USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Defendant. HSBC BANK USA, N.A., Third-Party Plaintiff - against - ANTOINE ROSA, Third-Party Defendant. TO ANTOINE ROSA: This summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak, United States Magistrate Judge of the District Court for the Eastern District of New York, dated June 22, 2011. The Order has been filed with the ThirdParty Complaint in the office of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. This is a third-party action brought by Defendant/Third-Party Plaintiff, HSBC Bank USA, N.A (“HSBC”), against you as Third-Party Defendant. The third party complaint against you was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, on February 24, 2011. The relief sought is indemnification and contribution, and for all the costs and expenses incurred in HSBC’s defending the action filed by Plaintiff, Harold Lewin, an incapacitated person by his legal guardian Maris Gordon. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the amount of any judgment which may be obtained herein by the Plaintiff against HSBC, plus all the costs, disbursements, attorney fees and expenses incurred in HSBC’s defending the action filed by Plaintiff, together with costs, disbursements, attorney fees and expenses of this action. Currently, Plaintiff is claiming in excess of $700,000.00 against HSBC. Service of this summons is complete the twenty-eighth day after the first publication of this summons. Within 21 days after service of this summons on you is complete, you must serve on the Defendant and on the Plaintiff an answer to the thirdparty complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the Defendant or Defendant’s attorney, whose name and address are: Phillips Lytle LLP, Attn: Preston L. Zarlock, Esq., One HSBC Center, Suite 3400 Buffalo, New York 14203. It must also be served on the Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s attorney, whose name and address are: Gordon & Gordon, P.C. Attn: Peter S. Gordon, Esq., 108-18 Queens Blvd., 6th Floor, Forest Hills, New York 11375. If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the third-party complaint. You also must file the answer or motion with the court and serve it on any other parties. Dated: New York, New York, June 23, 2011, PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP, By Preston L. Zarlock, Esq., Andrew J. Wells, Esq., Attorneys for Defendant, Suite 3400, One HSBC Center, Buffalo, New York 14203-2887, Telephone No. (716) 847-8400, pzarlock@ phillipslytle.com, 437 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, New York 10022, Telephone No. (212) 759-4888

CITATION File No.: 2010-1531/A THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Monica Bosse, Walter Kaelber, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of ELSA REXER A/K/A ELSE REXER, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of ELSA REXER A/K/A ELSE REXER, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 61-19 65th Street, Middle Village, NY 11379, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of ELSA REXER A/K/A ELSE REXER, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 15 day of September, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $16,670.29 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed, 18th day of July, 2011, HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens County, Margaret M. Gribbon, Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court, GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation

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OB HOMES LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/13/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to the LLC, 67-58 Austin St., Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of Wang Chen Dental Care PLLC. Art. of Org.filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/05/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 39-15 Main St., Ste. 505, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: practice the profession of dentistry.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BONNIE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/22/99. The latest date of dissolution is 02/01/2045. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 31-50 31st Street, Astoria, New York 11106. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

GELEC LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/16/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Geptulio Hernandez, 7600 Shore Front Pwy, Apt. 8X, Arverne, NY 11692. General Purposes.

Icorporate Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Maria Contreras, Esq., 7261 113th St., Ste. 7-O, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: General.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of NY EASTAR, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 6/21/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against in may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael X. Tang, Esq., 39-01 Main Street, Suite 203, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of 24-36 27TH STREET, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/01/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 151 Valley View Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: The Allman Dunbar Brokerage LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/29/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 118-42 Marsden Street, Queens, NY 11434. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of BEVERAGES TO-GO LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/16/11. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 136-20 Roosevelt Ave., Ste. #13, Flushing, NY 11354. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 420 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Ln., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10038. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Frutas and Veggies, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/19/2011. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of process served against the LLC to 108-51 37th Drive, Corona, NY 11368. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Resilient Care Physical Therapy, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/6/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC., 7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202, BROOKLYN, NY 11228. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SOLO REAL ESTATE MGMT. LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/22/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Antonio Di Saverio, 41-63 71 St., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Howard Beach, co-op for sale, 3 1/2 rms, 1 BR, hi-rise, new kit, updated bath, hardwood fls, all new appl, maint only $499/mo, move-in cond, asking $119/K. Call Howard Beach/Lindenwood, 1 BR, owner, 516-298-7422 LR, dinette kit, full bath, no pets/smoking, $1,100/mo, heat Laurelton Gardens, co-op for sale, incl w/2 mos sec, 631-588-4822 234 St, 1 BR. Call, 917-952-2821

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Ozone Park, lg mod furn studio, all utils & cable incl, $850/mo, must have good credit & refs, 718-641-5960

Howard Beach/Lindenwood, mod- Richmond Hill, fully furn, luxuriern 3 BRs, 2 baths, balcony, EIK, ous rm, bath, male only, refs & LR/DR combo, credit ck & refs. working, 917-603-3009 Owner, 718-738-4013

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Ozone Park, 1 BR, 3 rms, newly renov, near all, $875/mo, refs req. Owner, 917-520-7902

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Old Howard Beach, 3 fl, 1 BR, renov & furnished, water view, 1/2 block from Charles Park, near bus, train & airtrain, no pets/smoking, refs & employment ck, 1 mo sec, $1,100/mo. Owner, 718-835-3896

Howard Beach/Rockwood Park, 1 BR, tiled bath, no pets/smoking. Credit ck & refs, $1,300/mo, Howard Beach/Rockwood Park, gas/electric/AC incl, 718-848-4272 corner 5 level split, 55x100, 3 BRs, 2 1/2 baths, lg den w/fireHoward Beach/Rockwood Park, lg place, bsmnt, new roof, boiler & studio, full kit, $1,100/mo, incls hot water heater, sprinkler system, G&E, no pets/smoking. Owner, 1 1/2 car gar, asking $699/K. 917-881-1176 Connexion I RE, 718-845-1136 Howard Beach/Rockwood Park, 1 fl, 2 BRs, W/D, $1,600/mo, credit check & refs. Owner, 347886-9263 Lindenwood, exclusive agent for studios & 1 BR apts, absentee L/L. Call Joe Trotta, Broker @ 718843-3333 Old Howard Beach, 2 BRs, DR, EIK, LR w/front porch, $1,600/mo, incls all util. Owner, 718-848-8039

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A very costly defeat by Lloyd Carroll Chronicle Contributor

In this country, we don’t throw tickertape parades for coming in second. There are no rings for runners-up. Only those who bring home the gold, not the silver, get the glory. That is the cold harsh reality that the USA Women’s soccer team will have to accept as they twice could not hold late leads and lost to a very spirited Japanese team in last Sunday’s Women’s World Cup championship game. When the United States beat China in 1999 to win the World Cup, interest was so great in women’s soccer that a professional soccer league, the Women’s United Soccer Association, was created. The WUSA sadly lasted only three years and it’s safe to say that a relaunch of women’s pro soccer is not imminent. All politicians want to be seen with winners, so you can be sure that President Obama is not happy about losing a valuable photo-op in the Rose Garden with the World Cup team. The biggest loser has to be goalie Hope Solo, whose modelesque looks made her the poster girl for Team USA. Had the Americans won, Solo likely would have done more magazine covers and won more endorsement deals than either Michael Phelps or the very telegenic Lindsey Vonn. She can now forget about Wheaties boxes, “Saturday Night Live” and million-dollar commercial appearances. Last weekend wasn’t much better for the Mets, who lost two out of three at Citi Field to the Phillies. Normally that wouldn’t be so devastating since the Phils are vastly better, but the Mets didn’t even have to face either of

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their aces, Roy Halliday or Cliff Lee, and still lost the series to the NL East leaders. Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson didn’t wait for the Phils to come to Queens to deal expensive closer Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers. K-Rod had a $17.5 million vesting option with the team that would have come due had he stayed, so it’s hard to blame Alderson for acting when he found a buyer. Sandy also wanted to move him before the San Diego Padres traded their closer, former Met reliever Heath Bell. Mets All-Star Carlos Beltran spoke with the media after batting practice Friday. While he reiterated his desire to finish his career here, he seemed resigned to the fact that he will be going elsewhere soon. When I asked if he thought that his future is tied to the Mets’ standings two weeks from now, or whether the accounting department would demand that he be expunged from the payroll, he said, “You’ll have to ask Alderson that,” adding, “I think that they’ve made their decision.” Derek Jeter’s agent, Casey Close, did not do any favors for our daily newspapers when he announced that he would take legal action against any company that took out an ad congratulating the Yankees captain on his 3,000 hits without his prior blessing. Close understandably did not want anyone capitalizing on Derek’s name without compensating him. I still can’t understand the fuss over Jeter missing the All-Star Game. He was on the disabled list for nearly three weeks and clearly wanted to rest his body as well as his mind Q after all the recent hoopla.

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Lg updated cape on 42x100, H/W Totally renovated 4 bedroom, 2 full HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK fls on 1st fl, Updated w/9' celings, baths, Hi-Ranch on 42X93 lot, new Large Empire Style Hi-Ranch 27x55 on 40x100 Lot with 5 BRs, 3 Full Access to backyard. Det 2 Car garage siding, roof, pvc fence. Marble kit Baths, Pvt Dvwy and 1 Car Garage. w/Private Dvwy, Full furnished top & granite countertop. In-ground Needs TLC. Asking $639K floor w/kitchen & bath, Only $679K sprinkler system. $665K

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• Mint 1 BR Hi-Rise Condo, New Kitchen/Bath..... $169K R • Huge Hi-Rise Condo, 2 BR/2 Baths ..... Only $219K • Mint 2 BRs, 2 Baths with Terrace ......................$229K HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK • Huge 3 BR, 2 Baths, New Raised ranch on 50x100, 3 BRs, Kitchen, Terrace ........$239K 2½ baths, private drwy., corner lot, • Mint 2 BRs, 2 Baths CAC, large living room, very large Duplex with Terrace, kitchen. A must see!! U ED

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