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Eight names out: Sens. on Huntley list Peralta, Wills confident that no wrongdoing will be found by feds by Michael Gannon Editor

he names of six Democratic state senators and a city councilman from Southeast Queens were among those contained Wednesday on a list of people who had their conversations with then-state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded by an FBI listening device in 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York declined to comment on Wednesday on the names, contained in a sentencing letter connected to Huntley’s More coverage case, or U.S. District Court Judge Jack of corruption Weinstein’s order to PAGES 8, 13, 22 AND 36 unseal the letter. Those on the list engaged in recorded conversations with Huntley in 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not comment as to how many of the people mentioned are under investigation. But a presentence report submitted to Weinstein last week in the Huntley matter said the former senator’s cooperation yielded “evidence useful to law enforcement” in three cases, without specifying who the targets of the investigations are or were. The list unsealed Wednesday includes: • State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East

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Weinstein ordered that the list be unsealed Wednesday over the objection of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. The office of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch declined to comment Wednesday as to which of the people on the list may be subject to continued investigations. “I am confident that the authorities will find, if they have not already done so, that I have engaged in no wrongdoing whatsoever,” Peralta said in a statement released by his office on Wednesday afternoon. Wills’ office issued a two-sentence statement on Wednesday afternoon. “My attorney has been in contact with federal law enforcement authorities and he has been informed that I am not the target of any investigation arising from proceedings involving Shirley Huntley,” Wills said. “I have personally not been contacted by any law enforcement officials to date and I look forward to continuing the work of the people of Southeast Queens that elected me,” Wills added. The Chronicle was unable to contact Adams’ press representative. Messages left at the offices of Sens. Hassel-Thompson and Montgomery were not returned as of the Chronicle’s deadline on Wednesday Huntley, 74, pleaded guilty to a federal

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wire fraud charge in February in connection with the embezzlement of more than $87,000 from a sham nonprofit organization. In April she received five years’ probation on a separate guilty plea to state charges connected with the misuse of nearly $30,000 from a different nonprofit run by her niece and a former political staffer. The FBI tapped Huntley’s cell phone for a two-month period in 2012. She agreed to work with federal authorities after being confronted with some of the evidence they uncovered allegedly tying her to three separate “criminal schemes.” Huntley agreed to record conversations with other officials, doing so in July and August of last year. Huntley was defeated for re-election last year in a hotly contested Democratic primary won by now-state Sen. James Sanders (DJamaica). Huntley, facing up to two years, could escape serious jail time, even though the government has declined to enter into an agreement with her as a cooperating witness. Federal authorities said Huntley often gave “false, implausible and inconsistent” answers to their questions between June and November of 2012. But a presentence letter specifically states that “a sentence below the guidelines” could Q be appropriate.

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Liberty Avenue ‘el’ project starts soon Plan includes overhaul of stations, new elevator at Lefferts Boulevard by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

The plans to restore the elevated subway line above Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, and install an elevator at the Lefferts Boulevard station, are moving forward after a delay. Community Board 10 received an update on the project from Vinod Patel, the job’s design manager, who said the project is in the final stages of development and pre-planning and will go out to bid this year. “We are moving forward with the Liberty Avenue project,” Patel told CB 10 on Thursday. The work on the stations, which opened in 1915, will go to bid on June 30, while the elevator project at Lefferts Boulevard is scheduled to go to bid on September 30. The project was first announced at CB 10 in March 2012. The plans include renovations at all six elevated stations along the line between Lefferts Boulevard and the Brooklyn border, including major overhauls of the 80th, 88th, 104th and 111th streets stops. Some work will also be done at Rockaway Boulevard and Lefferts Boulevard — the line’s terminus — where the new elevator will be built. Station work will include reconstruction of the platforms and windscreens and new stairs. The tracks were overhauled in 1999 and the

The MTA is planning reconstruction work on six Liberty Avenue elevated subway stations, including 80th Street-Hudson Street in Ozone Park, above, where the facility is showing signs of wear and PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER tear. trestle was painted in the mid-2000s. The Lefferts elevator will be located on the north side of Liberty Avenue, where the sidewalk is wide. It will stop at the street, the mezzanine and the platform levels. A new third staircase will also be built at Lefferts Boulevard that will allow commuters direct access between the platform and Liberty Avenue, bypassing the mezzanine level. The station will also get a new roof.

“People get backed up trying to get to the stairways,” said Joe Raskin, the MTA’s assistant director of government and community relations. The work was originally scheduled to go to bid in December and the delay concerned some in the community. “MTA representatives had announced that six subway stations in the Richmond Hill and Ozone Park area will get renovations that were

expected to start since December last year,” said Al Baldeo, a Democratic district leader and attorney from Richmond Hill. “They made that commitment at several public meetings with community boards, community leaders and others, but the project has not yet begun.” An MTA spokesman last week said the design process on both projects took longer than expected. But the delay was not discussed at CB 10; rather some were concerned about the possibility of criminal activity in the elevator. “We have a problem at night around there where people hang out. They urinate,” said Margaret Finnerty, president of the Richmond Hill South Civic Association. “How are you going to control that?” “If there is a situation like that that develops,” Raskin responded, “it’s going to be a matter for the Transportation Bureau of the NYPD to have people there as a proactive thing.” He noted that similar problems are not very common in other elevators — though one in Woodside broke down due to urine damage — and the elevator shaft will be made entirely of glass to allow daylight in so people inside can be seen. As of press time, the MTA was not able to Q provide a cost on the project.

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The man wanted for two sex attacks against young girls in South Ozone Park was caught and taken into custody Tuesday evening. According to District Attorney Richard Brown, the man, identified by police as 25year-old Lee Samuels of Jamaica, is homeless. He is awaiting arraignment on charges of first-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child in one complaint and forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child in a second complaint. “The defendant is accused of being a sexual predator,” Brown said. “Such an allegation makes him a threat to children and a clear and present danger to society in general. Such conduct, if proven true, cannot go unpunished.” The arrest on Tuesday afternoon came after the NYPD questioned a man in connection with the attacks. The man was taken into custody Tuesday morning at Resorts World Casino New York City. Police later released him after Samuels was arrested. The NYPD had been searching for the suspect in the two attacks that occurred on May 1 within a few blocks of each other. The first attack happened around 2:45

p.m., when the male suspect approached a 7year-old girl on the front stoop of a home. He allegedly grabbed the girl’s buttocks before being chased away by her 14-year-old sister, who screamed for help. About three hours later, at around 5:50 p.m., the same suspect allegedly fondled another 7-year-old girl in the vicinity of 115th Street and Sutter Avenue. In that incident, the girl was waiting in front of her driveway for a friend, who had gone to retrieve a ball from a neighbor’s yard, when the suspect allegedly lured her into an alley and abused her. Police shut down part of the block on 115th Street after the incident to search for the perpetrator. They did not immediately say if they still believe he is a suspect in a third incident last Thursday. In that incident, a man allegedly followed a 13-year-old girl for several blocks in South Ozone Park before exposing himself to her. The suspect escaped in a tan-colored van. Police had released a sketch of the suspect and footage of whom they believe to be the wanted man from surveillance cameras in the area earlier this week. If convicted, Samuels faces up to 25 years Q in prison.

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Police have nabbed the suspect wanted in the rape of a woman in Ozone Park that occurred over the weekend. 25-year-old Travis Wynter of Ozone Park was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is being charged with rape. The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was allegedly given a ride by Wynter, when he allegedly parked his vehicle near 98th Street and 97th Avenue around 5:10 a.m. The victim then got out of the car, after which Wynter is accused of chasing her to the corner of the street, where he allegedly raped her. Police then underwent a manhunt for the suspect, which ended Wednesday with Wynter’s arrest. — Domenick Rafter

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Joel Miele, former CB 10 chair, dies Joel Miele Sr., who served as chairman of Community Board 10 for 11 years and later was commissioner of the Department of Buildings and the Department of Environmental Protection under Mayor Giuliani, passed away Monday at the age of 78. Miele, a resident of Old Howard Beach, was also a well-known engineer in private practice with a firm on Furmanville Avenue in Middle Village. His partner in that firm was Benjamin Leonardi, who served as chairman of Community Board 9 in the 1990s. Born on May 28, 1934, Miele was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. In 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Civil Engineer Corps. His naval experience included three years on active duty and 29 years on inactive duty. He served two years as commander and commodore of the 7th Naval Construction Regiment, which comprised over 2,600 officers and men located throughout the Northeastern United States and retired in 1988 at the rank of captain. Miele became chairman of Community Board 10 in 1979 and served until 1990 when he was named a member of the New York City Planning Commission. In 1994, Giuliani appointed Miele commissioner of the DOB, and he was shifted to the DEP in 1996. Later, Miele was appointed to serve on the Board of Standards and Appeals until retiring in 2005 and returning to private practice with his son, Joel Jr., and Leonardi. "I’ve known Joel since childhood as a neighbor and friend and later as a colleague in community service,” said Betty Braton, current chairwoman of CB 10, who succeeded Miele in 1990. “Joel Miele's passing is a great loss for the borough of Queens; he, as well as his broad expertise on a myriad of topics, will be missed by us all.” Braton announced that Miele was seriously ill at last Thursday’s CB 10 meeting. Leonardi said he met Miele right out of school when he was looking for a job as an architect. He said Miele was “like a second father” and helped mold his character and his career. “He took me under his wing, and little by little I moved up to be his partner,” Leonardi said. “I probably would not be in this field or have the character I have today if it hadn’t been for him.” State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said he had known Miele since he was a teenager because the working relationship between Miele and Addabbo’s father, former Rep. Joe Addabbo Sr. Miele was the person Addabbo Jr. looked to when he decided to enter a career in public service. “As I started to get active in civic duty and public service, Joel was the model I

Joel Miele, Sr., former chairman of Community Board 10 and commissioner of the departments of Buildings and Environmental ProtecFILE PHOTO tion passed away at age 78. looked to,” he said. “I’m grateful to have known Joel and always admired his years of community involvement and knowledge of how to get government services for the people. I will miss him." Former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, Addabbo’s predecessor, said he knew Miele both in his role as chairman of CB 10 and during his service in the Giuliani administration. “He was a very methodical and efficient guy,” Maltese remembered. “He was part of the old guard. He was a gentleman and his word was his bond.” Miele’s son, Joel Miele Jr., said his father’s civic duties mirrored the type of family man he was outside of public life. “He had a can-do attitude. Anything that was put in front of him, made no difference what it was, he could get it done,” Miele Jr. said. “He did that family-wise and community-wise. Anybody in the family that had ever needed anything, he would get it done. If he couldn’t, he would find someone who could.” Miele added that the biggest lesson his father taught him was “to always give back,” a sentiment also echoed by Leonardi. Mitch Udowitch, treasurer of the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, worked with Miele at the DEP and said he would remember him simply as “good people.” “He was a good man, very helpful, very kind,” Udowitch said. “He will be missed. Miele is survived by his wife Josephine, his three children, Joel Jr., Vita and Janet, and seven grandchildren. Services were to be held at Quinn Fogarty Funeral Home at 162-14 Sanford Ave. in Flushing on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 Q to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.


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Great: The feds are cleaning house reet can’t be beat, unless you think Loretta is better. The U.S. attorneys for the southern and eastern districts of New York, respectively, Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch, are in the midst of stellar work that should do more to clean up the political corruption that seems endemic to Albany than most so-called reforms have ever managed. They’re going after corruption in case after case and knocking down one elected domino after another. Any city or state lawmaker who’s on the take and hasn’t been charged yet must be very, very nervous. First it was state Sen. Shirley Huntley of Jamaica, who stole tens of thousands of dollars from one sham nonprofit group and covered up the theft of tens of thousands more from another. She may be sentenced as early as today, May 9. Huntley was taken down by Lynch, as well as state prosecutors. Then there’s the wide-ranging case involving state Sen. Malcolm Smith of Jamaica, City Councilman Dan Halloran of Whitestone, former Republican Party bigwig Vince Tabone of Bayside and three other operatives outside of Queens. They’re all charged for their various roles in an alleged scheme to rig the mayoral election for Smith, who of course wouldn’t have a chance of winning but must think so much of himself he

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thought it was worth pulling out all stops to get on the ballot. That case is being prosecuted by Bharara’s office. Last week, also thanks to Bharara’s team, the chances that City Comptroller John Liu will ever head City Hall suffered a major blow when his former campaign treasurer, Jia “Jenny” Hou, and a key fundraiser, Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, were found guilty of operating a straw donor scheme. They were allowing contributions way over the legal limit and each face possible decades in prison. It’s too bad that the promising Liu has seen his run overshadowed by a corruption case, since he has not personally been charged with any wrongdoing, but you can bet the next corrupt campaign that considers pulling the same stunt will think twice, and that’s very good news. We expect the dominoes to keep falling. Huntley, it turns out, was wearing a wire for months, as the feds sought to get the goods on any other corrupt politicians she may have been in contact with. On Wednesday, the court released the names of nine individuals she recorded conversations with, and Lynch’s office said three of them had provided “evidence useful to law enforcement.” Let’s see who’s indicted next. It’s too bad Bharara and Lynch aren’t running for office. Maybe one day. We could use more electeds with their integrity.

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Let’s Hear It For Queens! hough it may not seem that way lately, Queens is not all about political corruption. It’s also a wonderful place to live, work and play — one that deserves to be celebrated in many ways, as it so often is. One way it’s being celebrated this weekend is through the original musical “Let’s Hear It For Queens!” The play is written and directed by Mark Lord of Forest Hills, a retired teacher and frequent contributor to this newspaper. Several of our staffers saw the show last weekend and really enjoyed it. If you weren’t there at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, you’ll get your chance to learn some local history and have some fun this weekend, when the final two performances run. Showtimes are listed in this week’s Chronicle calendar, and in a separate article on the play. Lord and everyone involved with the show are giving it their all, and would love to see you in the audience. Go celebrate the unique magic of our borough with them while supporting local theater.

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prince who would appear to be Mayor Bloomberg’ s choice for a Major Soccer League stadium, where else but in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, represents excellent journalism (“UAE’s Sheikh Monsour to be FMCP’s MLS king,” May 2). Equally worthy of applause is the Chronicle’s editorial condemnation of not just giving away parkland, but giving it to someone whose wealth is directly related to a repressive government whose policies “are not ones that most Americans would find tolerable” (“No park giveaway to an oil billionaire for soccer,” May 2). With apologies to William Shakespeare, the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but at the feet of the current occupant of the office of mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. In the almost 12 years he has held the office, he not only never lifted a finger to reverse the neglect inflicted on FMCP, the second-most used park in our municipal park system (primarily by the less privileged), but has actively participated in giving up FMCP land, a nonrenewable resource, to private interests.


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and their police state, with the plea, “Anything to keep us safe.” How much liberty do we have to sacrifice to facilitate the illusion of safety and prosperity? Everything we possess and do in our daily lives is already regulated, licensed, and taxed by the government because we have been conditioned to believe that the job of the government is to keep us safe. Once the government decides that its role is to keep us safe, whether economically or physically, it can only do so by limiting or taking away our liberties. Everything from our consumption of soft drinks to our contributions to retirement accounts is monitored. President Obama’s 2014 budget would limit tax-preferred retirement savings because “some wealthy individuals are able to accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement savings.” It seems unreasonably wealthy retirees are a menace to society. In 2008 the people of Massachusetts voted 70 percent to 30 percent against repealing the state income tax. I can’t help wondering who would vote against being able to keep more of his own earnings. In an effort to further please their constituents, Gov. Deval Patrick and the Legislature now want to raise taxes even more. H.L. Mencken wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Ed Konecnik Flushing

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The expansion of the United States Tennis Association complex in the park; on the horizon a 1.4 million-squarefoot shopping mall on the Citi Field parking lots, which were built on FMCP land; and a Major League Soccer stadium capable of seating up to 35,000 people are all part of Bloomberg’s romance with the wealthy and indifference to the little people. He fails to understand parks are the ONLINE lifeblood of an urban society, or Miss an ar ticle or if he does editorial cited by a understand, he writer? Want news from is contemptuous our other editions coverof the people ing the rest of Queens? who need and Find past reports, news use the park. from across the borough I believe if and more at qchron.com. Frederick Law Olmstead, the genius who created Central and Prospect parks in this city and important parks elsewhere, was still alive, he would not break bread with Bloomberg, and justifiably so. Benjamin M. Haber Flushing

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cemetery, including veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the KoreAnthony Pisciotta volunteers at Bayside an War, and the Vietnam War, as well as Cemetery in Ozone Park, repairing the manufacturers, free- masons, store owners, walkways, sealing up mausoleums and performers and activists who were well making sure the dead are not forgotten. known in their lifetimes. However, the When he discovered that the plaque on the cemetery has become derelict and overtombstone of a Marine killed in action was grown due to neglect in recent decades. “There’s a lot of work to be done here,” missing, Pisciotta found a way to replace it. Private First Class Irving Aron was killed Pisciotta said. “If I’d never seen it before I in action by a band of Nicaraguan bandits would find it very disturbing, but it doesn’t look bad to me who attacked his a n y m o r e unit while they because I saw were repairing how bad it was telephone wires rom going there and seeing at one point.” on Dec. 31, He lear ned 1930. President what went on, we have a very that Aron was Hoover posthuburied in Baymously awarded special interest in the issue. side Cemeter y him a Navy It’s a veterans’ issue.” while researchCross on April ing a friend’s 25, 1931, accord— Jim Seaman Sr., relative. He ing to the BrookAssistant Area Vice President, Marine Corps League looked him up lyn Daily Eagle. and went out to The off icial the gravesite and citation said: “After maintaining his position for an hour discovered that the plaque on his tombstone he was seriously wounded in the arm. With- was gone. A friend made a temporary plaque for out regard for his personal safety and disregarding his wound, he took up the fire with Aron’s grave, while Pisciotta contacted sevthe pistol in his left hand and continued to eral Marine Corps organizations to see if they would replace it. Eventually, he got in touch assist in the defense until he was killed.” Aron’s mother, Celia, who lived on E. with Jim Seaman Sr., the assistant area vice 21st Street in Brooklyn, is buried alongside commandant of the Marine Corps League, who visited the cemetery with Pisciotta, him at Bayside Cemetery. About 35,000 people are buried in the continued on page 28 Chronicle Contributor

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Eight names revealed; Huntley to be sentenced today on wire fraud plea by Michael Gannon Editor

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (DJamaica), who agreed to wear a wire for the FBI in 2012 as state and federal prosecutors closed in on her, is scheduled to be sentenced today on a wire-fraud charge in federal court in Brooklyn. The disgraced former senator provided “evidence useful to law enforcement” during conversations she had with three elected officials while wearing an FBI wire in July and August of 2012, all after she was cornered by the bureau and federal prosecutors for her role in siphoning money from “a bogus nonprofit.” Huntley, 74, pleaded guilty plea in February. The charge was connected with her admission to embezzling nearly $88,000 from a sham nonprofit organization. The office of Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, stated in a sentencing submission released on Friday that Huntley, between July and August 2012, wore a wire during conversations with nine people, including seven elected officials and two other people who had been employed as staff members for or consultants to elected officials. Recordings of six of the people involved did not yield evidence of criminal activity, though others produced “evidence useful to law enforcement.”

State Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), was on the list. He surrendered to the FBI on Monday just before Lynch’s office unsealed a nine-count federal indictment against him. While Huntley could be facing 18 months to two years in prison, the six-page sentencing recommendation given to United States District Judge Jack Weinstein on Friday said there is “a range of reasonable sentences,” including “a sentence below the guidelines range.” The report did state that Huntley generally accepted responsibility for her own criminal conduct, but that she was not fully cooperative — or even truthful — at all times during sessions with law enforcement. “Moreover, in multiple instances, the defendant adamantly defended her false representations, only relenting when confronted with documentary evidence contradicting her claims,” it read. The former senator in April also received five years’ probation on state charges for filing false paperwork with New York officials in a scheme to take nearly $30,000 in taxpayer funds from a different charity, run by her niece and a former staffer. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said at the time that the reduced sentence was warranted in part because of Huntley’s cooperation in the federal case. According to the recommendation given to Weinstein on Friday, law enforcement

recorded conversations on Huntley’s cell phone in April and May of 2012. “The wiretap revealed evidence of Huntley’s participation in ... three criminal schemes,” the report said. The first, to which Huntley pleaded guilty in federal court in January, was connected with the Parents Information Network, which was founded in 1994 and received state funds through 2008. “From about October 2005 to October 2008, the defendant embezzled approximately $87,700 in state funds from PIN,” Friday’s report stated. “In furtherance of her embezzlement scheme, the defendant repeatedly made false representations ... about the use of state funds. ... While representing that the state funds would be used to support PIN’s charitable mission, the defendant instead embezzled state funds ... for her own use and the use of family members and associates.” On the second, under a subheading titled “Other Criminal Conduct — The JFK Airport Bribery Scheme,” the government detailed an alleged effort by Huntley to use her influence to help a businessman operating at Kennedy Airport expand. The airport sits in Huntley’s former district. The report stated that Huntley was approached in March 2012 by another state senator, referred to as state senator #1 — continued on page 24

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City to give streets in Lindenwood a lift New sewers, better drainage, road continuity into Brooklyn planned by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

Turning onto Sapphire Street from Linden Boulevard, it almost seems like a roller coaster. Make the turn fast enough and the dip causes a sensation in your stomach akin to the first drop on Great Adventure’s Nitro. On either side of Linden Boulevard, Sapphire drops a good 5 to 6 feet at least into what locals call “the pit.” But head south on Sapphire and you won’t get very far. The road ends after a block and a half at an 8-foot wall. On the other side of the barrier, the street continues — at the same level it was at Linden Boulevard. Similarly, 149th Avenue drops into the “pit” and becomes Loring Avenue, which is cut off at Amber Street by another wall that bisects the intersection. Both streets continue at a higher altitude on the other side in Brooklyn. “You should see it when it ices up in the winter,” said one resident who was walking his dog on Sapphire Street. “I’ve seen cars slide down there. It’s like the luge.” The topography of the pit is conducive to flooding. There are few, if any, sidewalks and the asphalt has deteriorated. Even after nearly two weeks of no rain, several puddles could still be spotted early this week. During Hurricane Sandy, much of the pit was underwater, despite being at least a half a mile from any body of water. According to the city Department of Transportation, the streets in the area are 12 feet below legal grade. The DOT announced before Community Board 10 last week that it will undertake a massive long-term reconstruction of the streets in the area to raise the

below-grade roads to a higher elevation and install better sewage and drainage systems. At the same time, the city Department of Design and Construction will work on the neighborhood’s drainage system for storm and sewer outfall. According to DDC Spokesman Craig Chin, the project’s estimated cost is $50 million and it is not scheduled to begin until 2024. The collaborative projects are termed the “Jewel Street Project” because the north-south roads in the pit are named for gems: Sapphire, Amber, Emerald, Ruby. Half the project is in Queens, the other half is in Brooklyn. The borough border straddles the neighborhood between Sapphire and Amber streets. As part of the project, the DOT will raise the streets in the pit to between 2 and 8 feet — and add sewers and storm drainage, which will eventually lead the water to Spring Creek at Sapphire Street and 156th Avenue, a half mile south of the pit. The streets that will be raised include Sapphire and Amber streets north of Loring Avenue, Ruby and Emerald streets north of Linden Boulevard, Loring Avenue between 79th and Amber streets and Blake and Dumont avenues east of Drew Street. The majority of the street surfaces will be raised 2 to 3 feet. The biggest changes will be on Sapphire and Amber streets at Loring Avenue, where the retaining walls are located, which will be raised as much as 8 feet — the height of the walls. The walls on Sapphire Street and the intersection of Amber Street and Loring Avenue will come down, creating continuity between Lindenwood and Brooklyn. That will make it easier for storm runoff to flow toward Spring Creek from the lower-grade streets.

Sapphire Street in Lindenwood is cut off by a 8-foot wall that divides the street. Under a new city plan, the street would PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER be raised and connected, allowing traffic — and water — to flow freely. As the streets are raised, properties that have a setback will have an embankment built at the edge of the property line, where new sidewalks will be installed. The city will build a small retaining wall where there is no setback. The work will also include reconstruction of 156th Avenue, also refer red to as Fairf ield Avenue, on the southern end of the work zone. At the site where storm and sewer outflow will drain into Spring Creek, the DOT is planning a reconfiguration of 156th Avenue and presented options to CB 10 on new changes, including turning the dead end at Spring Creek into a culde-sac and reconstructing the section of 156th Avenue between 78th and 79th streets where there is a 100-foot right of way — wider than

the rest of the streets in the neighborhood. Plans include establishing lawns and driveways in the northern 36 feet of the road width that would be maintained by homeowners or repaving the setback to create a service lane. The city will also install crosswalks and new curbs. The DOT had approached CB 10 with plans for that site in 2011, but none came to fruition. The project also calls for the DDC to dredge part of Spring Creek and clean the siphons in the water that have become clogged since they were built in the 1970s. The plan also calls for the creation of tidal flats along the creek away from streets. All the work in Spring Creek will be done on the Brooklyn side of the border. The work in Spring Creek did raise the concern of CB 10 member

John Fazio, a Hamilton Beach resident. “What are you going to do with the materials you’re removing?” he asked. A representative from the DDC said the material will be taken off site and not placed back in the bay. At the end of the presentation, CB 10 chairwoman Betty Braton pushed the DOT and DDC representatives on a proposed timetable for the project, noting others proposed for the community — including the Albert Road project in Ozone Park — have been on the table for years. “We won’t hold our breath,” Braton said, half-joking, when a DDC representative said the project would move forward in a few years, though the agency says it Q will not begin for 11 years.

CB 10 OKs group home in Lindenwood by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

A proposed group home for autistic and developmentally disabled young adults in Lindenwood got unanimous approval by Community Board 10 last week. The home, located at 137-32 80 St., will be operated by Birch Family Services and house six young men with autism or other developmental disabilities. The residents will all be around 21 years old. Representatives from Birch Family Services attended last Thursday’s CB 10 meeting

Location will house six young adults to answer questions on the proposed site, its employees and its residents. “We want them to lead as normal a life as possible,” said Lester Kaufman, executive vice president for Birch Family Services, who noted that the men inside the home would use local stores and facilities under the supervision of Birch’s on-site staff. “We want them to participate in the community and have a normal community life.” The home is a two-family residence that will be kept as is. Three of the residents will

live on the first floor and three on the second. Two staff members will be present during the day and two during the overnight shift, while there will also be two “floating” workers in the morning and at night when the residents are home. “There will be ample staff in the house,” Kaufman said. During the majority of the day, the residents will be taking classes at an off-site school they will be bused to. Joann Ariola, president of the Lindenwood

Alliance civic group, expressed concern about the employees and whether or not they will be “heavily vetted.” “Before they can work the first day for us, they have to go through a rigorous training program,” Kaufman told her. After the unanimous vote, CB 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton said the board has not had any serious problems with any of the group homes in the neighborhoods the community board serves. “None of our facilities have negatively Q affected our community,” she said.


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Old Mill Yacht Club ready to rig again Cross Bay building was damaged in Sandy, but group is up and running The yacht club dates back to 1894 and this Another push ahead toward normal in Howard Beach’s recovery from Hurricane year welcomed its f irst female member, Q Susan Brown. Sandy continues more than six months later. The Old Mill Yacht Club got ready for another summer season last weekend with the club’s grand reopening of its building at 162-31 Cross Bay Blvd. on the banks of Shellbank Basin. The building suffered damage in Sandy last October. Besides being a place for those who love sailing and yachting, the club is also a popular banquet hall for State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., left; Susan Brown, the first female member of the parties and commu- Old Mill Yacht Club; Sal Mossa, past commodore; Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder; PHOTOS BY NICK BENEDUCE and Jeffrey Dudalao, current commodore. nity meetings.

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Changing the way we see the interchange Residents, officials and organizations debate efficiency of years-long project by Tess McRae Reporter

Drivers who chug along the Grand Central, just as it breaks away from the Jackie Robinson, can’t help but notice the massive construction project at the Kew Gardens Interchange, the series of ramps and roads at the confluence of the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway, the Jackie Robinson Parkway, Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike. With the summer months approaching, the state Department of Transportation is confident traffic will lighten, making for an easier commute, but with the project going on for over a year now, there is some skepticism over the outcome this transportation hub makeover will have. “Well, the split is going to be enlarged and the lanes will be widened and it should make a difference, but just how much of a difference it’ll make has yet to be seen,” AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair Jr. said. The project has been split up into two contracts. The first, which began in 2010, is reconstructing a half-mile section of the Van Wyck, just south of the interchange between Union Turnpike and Hillside Avenue, as well as a quarter-mile section of Queens Boulevard over the Van Wyck Expressway. The second contract, which got underway in 2012, continues Van Wyck construction north to

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“As far as I have observed, there is an inherent engineering flaw at the peak ramps of the interchange, which backs up traffic on the Van Wyck almost to the airport,” Sinclair said. “This project will address some major problems on a major roadway by updating the ramps, but a lot more needs to be done.” The first project is being funded on the city,

state and federal levels. The second contract is not being funded by the city. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) is optimistic that the project will be successful. “We’ll have to wait and see of course, but I certainly hope it helps with traffic,” she said. “That was the intention of this project. The way they presented it, it seemed legitimate. If it’s the improvement they say it’s going to be then, yes, I’ll be happy with it, but if not, that’s going to be upsetting because a lot of money went into this.” According to the state DOT, the current construction cost of both projects is $260,053,000. “The genesis of the project was the need to perform repairs on the Van Wyck Expressway viaducts, which were built in the 1960s,” Adam Levine, director of public affairs for the state DOT, said. “Upon further analysis, our engineers saw an opportunity to improve safety and reduce congestion with modest improvements to the interchange In addition to the structural repairs, the expressway will see the addition of shoulders, which will provide breakdown space in emergencies, as well as an auxiliary lane between Hillside Avenue and the Grand Central Parkway in order to relieve the bottleneck at Queens Boulevard. Both of these improvements, as well as others being done on ramps and on Queens Boulevard, are expected to continued on page 38


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The USTA said it will relinquish the property, but it will continue to house five tennis courts. The property will continue to be maintained by the nonprofit but be open to the public 50 weeks a year. It will be closed off during the two weeks the park hosts the U.S. Open. How that changes anything baffles the likes of Geoffrey Croft, who as part of NYC Park Advocates and Save Flushing Meadows Corona Park ,has blasted the USTA’s plan from the onset. “They’re swapping land that we already gave them,� he said. “They’re supposedly giving it back to us, but they get to retain it in the end. This is a scam, a shell game.� The other parcel of parkland is a stone’s throw from the USTA’s six other public outdoor courts in Flushing Meadows, a 0.75-acre concrete triangle between the Miniature Golf course and Perimeter Road that also belongs to the city but is leased to the USTA. The tennis nonprofit’s plans to expand in the park call for the creation of a new Grandstand, a rejuvenated Louis Armstrong Stadium, a new shopping center and other amenities. But the USTA has claimed it requires 0.68 acre of parkland to widen a path leading spectators to the new Grandstand. The initial proposal did not include a provision for replacement parkland, asserting the sought-after chunk of FMCP was not worth the bother of replacing, and would instead be made up for via improvements to the park. That assertion changed after several community boards and elected officials demanded the land be replaced. That same crew of lawmakers came forward to applaud the USTA’s deal with the city. “We are pleased that the USTA has agreed to replace parkland,� stated Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) in the USTA’s press release. “It is the right thing to continued on page 37


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Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and dinner/dance by Maria A. Thomson Executive Director GWDC

This past weekend we enjoyed beautiful weather. This coming weekend I hope that we have the same, especially for Mother’s Day. Yes, it will be a true tribute to all of our wonderful, loving mothers. Our local stores have many nice gifts all conveniently found on your WBID’s “Everything Avenue,” Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. Our WBID’s Jamaica Avenue also has so many great restaurants with many ethnic choices and the best pizzerias and Italian specialities in Queens. With all of these choice places to choose from, give mom a break from cooking — even after her special day. You only have one mother and you should cherish her. This past weekend was a perfect time to enjoy our “Jewel in Forest Park,” our carousel. It is so frustrating that every few years we have to save our carousel. I remember many years ago Assemblyman and then Judge Frederick Schmidt and Sen. Serphin Maltese and councilmen Arthur Katzman and Walter Ward along with community representatives found a wonderful concessionaire to reopen the carousel after many years of being closed, neglected and the object of vandalized gates and attempted arson. This concessionaire repaired the calliope, the carousel area, renovated the carousel, added rides for the children and made it a true showplace in our Forest Park. After that time the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation started over 20 years ago our quest for landmarking our carousel. It is so important for funds to be accessed for the maintenance, security and loving care of this “jewel.” With this protection our carousel will be saved once and for all. Thankfully we have a champion for this cause in Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. Hopefully with the support of our councilmembers and our GWDC we will encourage the Landmarks Preservation Commission and this will be our year. Another recurring “save” is the saving of Engine Company 294 located on 101st Street. Although located in Richmond Hill, it backs up our own Engine Company 293 located in Woodhaven. Hopefully, it is not in danger. I will keep you posted as to any

rallys against this proposed closing. Notes: Summer jobs — Under the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program is open to residents ages 14-24. Call 311 or 1 (800) 246-4646 or apply online at nyc.gov/dycd. Cong ratulations to Woodhaven’s Emanuel United Church of Chirst for having been chosen as one of the venues for the celebration of World Organ Day with their organist and singer Charles Lo Castro. This church with its dedicated congregation — prominent amongst them Walter and Pat Steffens — is 136 years old. This was a great event and honor for this Woodhaven house of worship. Mark your calendars for the Greater Woodhaven’s sponsored “Small Town” Memorial Day observance to be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Forest Parkway Plaza area at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue. The GWDC-sponsored “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013” is set for Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard. Now to our big event, our great honorees who have been so important to our community for so many years will be honored on Friday, June 7, at the social event of the year, the GWDC’s “Happiness is Spring” 34th Anniversary Dinner Dance, this year to be held again at the Woodhaven Manor Caterers (formerly the Cordon Bleu), which is newly renovated and under new management, located at 96-01 Jamaica Ave. with our own chef. In line with this, the ladies are encouraged to wear warm spring colors. Our great honorees to be named in my next article. Tickets for this party with disc jockey music are priced at only $65 for a wonderful evening with good food, music and good company. Please call (718) 805-0202 for reservations and ticket purchases. Attend and enjoy. Now make sure we continue to fly our American flags above all others and also wear your lapel pins. May God bless our leaders, our armed forces and our disabled veterans and may Q God bless our America.

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The state has reached a settlement with one Long Island City gas station for hiking up prices in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. According to a report released by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the E-Z Station Mobil at 40-40 Crescent St. raised its prices to $4.89 a gallon following the superstorm. The station’s management refused to comment. Schneiderman reached settlements with one other station in the city, 20 on Long Island, one in Rockland County and two in Westchester County, totaling $167,850. “Six months ago this week, as New Yorkers were sitting in lines waiting for hours to buy critical supplies of gasoline, some shady business owners were tr ying to make a fast buck at their expense,” Schneiderman said. “Today, we are sending a powerful message that ripping off New Yorkers during a time of crisis is against the law and we will do everything in our power to hold them

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Liu campaign likely to suffer over convictions Mayoral hopeful’s ex-treasurer and a fundraiser guilty in finance scheme by Peter C. Mastrosimone Editor-in-Chief

City Comptroller John Liu continues to run for mayor as if confident he can overcome the embarrassment of a campaign f inance scandal that could send one of his top former aides and a contributor to prison for decades. How much impact the case will have is an open question. But according to two political science experts in Queens, the Liu campaign faces multiple challenges arising from the convictions last week of Jia “Jenny” Hou, his former treasurer, and Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, a fundraising “bundler,” who secured donations from other parties that then went to the campaign. The two were convicted of operating a straw donor scheme that saw single donors’ contributions split up among multiple people to evade the law and rip off the taxpayers by increasing the amount of public matching funds the campaign would get. Hou, 26, who lives in Queens, was found guilty of one count each of attempted wire fraud, obstruction of justice and making false state-

ments to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The attempted fraud and lying charges each carry maximum sentences of 20 years in prison, while obstruction of justice can result in another f ive years. Attempted wire fraud also brings a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gain or loss from the offense. Pan, 47, of Hudson County in New Jersey, was found guilty of one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and attempted wire fraud, and could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for each. Both charges also carry fines of up to $250,000 or twice the gain or loss from the offense. The defendants were found guilty after a three-week trial and are expected to be sentenced Sept. 20. “I think the biggest issue for Liu is the impact it could potentially have on his ability to get matching funds from the New York City Campaign Finance Board,” said St. John’s University Professor Brian Browne, the school’s assistant vice president of governmental relations. “The board has fairly wide latitude in deciding whether to give matching funds. I think that’s the next big

obstacle he has to overcome.” Liu could get up to $3 million in public campaign money based on his fundraising if the CFB does determine he is eligible, Browne said. He added that the government’s case has been known to the public for a long time, and that for Liu’s core supporters, especially in the outer boroughs, “It may or may not be a deal-breaker, but the ability to get $3 million for your campaign, that’s important.” Campaigns receive $6 in taxpayer matching funds for every $1 they raise in eligible contributions. Professor Michael Krasner, codirector of the Taft Institute for Government at Queens College, also noted that the case had been an element in the mayoral race long before last week’s jury decision. “I think the implications were pretty clear even before the convictions,” Krasner said. “Liu’s campaign was having a hard time getting any traction going, despite his position ... His numbers weren’t moving at all. I think this just reinforces what was the pattern — that his campaign isn’t going anywhere.”

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According to the government, an undercover FBI agent provided Pan with $16,000 in cash that the two agreed would go to the campaign under the names of various straw donors, since the maximum legal contribution from an individual is $4,950. Pan dispersed the funds to the fake contributors. Meanwhile Hou taught a campaign volunteer how to imitate the handwriting of donors on contribution forms required by the city Campaign Finance Board, discussed how to conceal information from the agency, withheld records in defiance of a subpoena and lied to investigators.

“As the jury found, Jia Hou and Oliver Pan stuck a knife into the heart of New York City’s campaign finance law by violating the prohibition against illegal campaign contributions, all to corruptly advantage the campaign of a candidate for citywide off ice” prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a prepared statement announcing the convictions. Liu, a former city councilman from Flushing, had insisted his campaign did nothing wrong and has not been charged with any illegalities. He issued a statement after the convictions that said, “I am deeply saddened by the verdict. I continue to believe in Jenny being a good person and exceptional individual. I look forward to this year’s mayoral election and will continue to ask the voters for their support.” Krasner said Liu must bear some responsibility, however. “I think in some sense, whether by commission or omission, he is in some sense responsible for what’s happened in the campaign,” he said, adding, “I think it’s kind of a shame continued on page 34

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Elected officials, members of the public and Queens Library employees gathered Tuesday on the steps of the Flushing Library to decry a $29.6 million fiscal buzzsaw in the mayor’s proposed budget looming over the institution. The gathering starts what has become something of an annual cut-then-rescue ritual inspired every year by Mayor Bloomberg’s budget. Inevitably, hizzoner puts out dollar figures that cause lawmakers to use terms like “unacceptable” and “draconian.” And so Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmen Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) stood on the steps of the city’s busiest public library to, once again, decry the unacceptable draconian cuts slated by the borough’s public library system, as well as over $100 million in library cuts citywide. “We are tired of having this rally,” Van Bramer said, after leading chants of “Save our libraries!” “One day we’re going to celebrate more money for libraries,” said the one-time Queens Library employee, who worked there for 11 years before becoming chair of the Council’s Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee. The mayor’s executive budget calls for the nearly $30 million cut to take effect in the fiscal year beginning July 1, representing a 35 percent reduction from current funding levels. The library quantifies the cuts in other terms: 428 layoffs; 36 libraries closed altogether and a slashing of weekly operating hours from an average of 43 to 21. “The budget has gone for the jugular of the library,” Van Bramer said. The lawmaker and some of his Council colleagues are working on legislation that would turn down the beat on the annual “don’t cut our libraries” dance by baselining funding

Borough President Helen Marshall leads a crowd in cheers of “Save our library!” during a rally against proposed budget cuts PHOTO BY JOSEPH OROVIC for the city’s public library system. for public libraries. Van Bramer has some hopes the bill will be signed into law. “I do sense that there’s more momentum than ever before,” he said. “It would finally take this ridiculous budget dance and make it a relic.” The ritualistic nature of the proposed cuts and their resolution could breed complacency of the “boy who cried wolf ” variety, which led Koo to call upon everyone to call 311 and “Leave Mayor Bloomberg a message.” “We need the libraries open to be competitive,” he shouted. The proposed cuts come at a time when studies have found the Queens Library is facing an overall popularity boom.

A report released in January by the Center for an Urban Future found that the city’s three public library systems experienced a 40 percent increase in attendance at programs held within branches, as well as a 59 percent increase in circulation. The Flushing Library is far and away the city’s busiest. Saddled in a largely Chinese and Korean community, its circulation ranks tops in the city, but also in the top five in the nation. Five of the city’s 10 largest libraries by circulation are in our borough, with the Flushing Library leading the pack with over 3 million. Six of the 10 branches are in high-immigrant neighborhoods, including Elmhurst and Fresh Meadows. The report also lauds the Queens Library’s “huge repertoire of immigrant programs and resources,” which “stands out and may well be unequaled anywhere in the world.” The system’s focus on immigrants is so key, it even has its own demographer who coordinates resources for even small immigrant groups in the borough. As a policy, the library accumulates a collection for any language that has over 3,000 speakers in Queens. Yet in the last decade, as circulation has increased 59 percent, city funding has fallen 8 percent. The borough’s councilmanic representatives expressed frustration with the library’s rank as a perpetual budgetary target. “It’s a very big issue in my district, where you have a lot of middle class families where both parents have jobs,” said Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens). “They need to give children a place to go after school, where they can go and learn. Cutting libraries means you are cutting something that is used as a resource for everyone from seniors to young children. The programs are both entertaining and educational.” “Mr. Mayor, we will not let you tear down what we worked Q so hard to build,” Marshall said.

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Huntley, saying that her answers during questioning sessions between June and November 2012 often proved “false, implausible and inconsistent.” “These problems persisted ... even well after the defendant was warned that further false statements would seriously undermine any possibility of entering into a cooperation agreement with the government,” the report states. “Under these circumstances, the government concluded that the defendant could not serve as an effective cooperating witness, and therefore declined to offer her a cooperation agreement.” On Monday, the day on which Sampson became the fifth member of the New York State Legislature in 34 days to be arrested, Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) was in Jamaica announcing an agreement designed to draw a department store to the business corridor. The former prosecutor, who himself has been the subject of investigations, reacted somberly to the revelations about Huntley. “People need to have confidence in their elected officials,” Meeks said. “If prosecutors find evidence of wrongdoing, they should pursue it and let our justice system, which is the best in the world, though it is not perfect, proceed. “Everyone is cloaked with the presumption of innocence,” he continued. “And I hope, if no wrongdoing is found, that Q prosecutors also will say that.”


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said Tuesday in a statement, issued by his office. Comrie called it an irony that Bloomberg is proposing $13 million in cuts to education programs that in part, keep children off the street and help children exercise “while the mayor advocates for healthy lifestyle and antiviolence initiatives,” Comrie said. Dromm, who is a member of the Council’s Finance Committee, would not, however, declare Bloomberg’s budget to be dead on arrival. “But the Council certainly needs to find the funding for these services,” he said. “The cuts would be devastating.” He said the city needs to look for more sources of revenue, citing the continued growth forecast for the economy, particularly for things like the pension costs mentioned by Bloomberg. “We saw increased city contributions when the markets suffered a downturn, but they’re coming back,” he said. Bloomberg’s budget message touched on the skyrocketing cost of employee benefits. Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) blasted Bloomberg over the fact that all municipal unions will be working without contracts next year, and that Bloomberg’s budget contains zero funding for municipal raises. “That elephant will still be in the room in January,” Weprin said in an interview. “The mayor has essentially decided to punt on this one and drop it in the lap of the next mayor.” Comptroller John Liu, who is also running for mayor as a Democrat, agreed. “In all, it represents a holding-pattern budget that gets Mayor Bloomberg out the door, even as it leaves a passel of problems for his successor,” Liu said in a statement issued by his office. Quinn is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for mayor. Republican Joe Lhota, running for the Republican nod, praised Bloomberg in a statement on his campaign website. “I applaud Mayor Bloomberg’s f iscal acumen and commitment to fiscal responsibility,” Lhota said. Outgoing Borough President Helen Marshall, on the other hand, was more in line with Council members, saying Bloomberg did not address efforts to restore program funding. She said the borough’s libraries are slated to lose $30 million, and that four Queens fire companies are once again on the chopping block. Dromm said the Bloomberg administration still has not released a list of the fire stations in question. continued on page 37


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HRA-approved contractors are done to the homeowner’s satisfaction.” Soto cer tainly is. “I’m quite pleased with the work and would definitely recommend them to anybody interested in spending a little money to fix up their house,” he said. Soto’s home, built in 1920 in a hilly section of the Bronx, provides a perfect example of how utilizing HRA can help the homeowner. Though solid overall, it had a roof that leaked for years, a drafty foyer, some bad floor joists and a small kitchen that needed a modern makeover. It wasn’t that Soto wanted to upgrade the home he’s lived in for 27 years just for himself. With his daughter and his grandchildren having moved out for a place in the suburbs a few years ago, he’s decided it’s getting near time to sell. So he needed more curb appeal and a more inviting interior, one where the kitchen and foyer matched the quality of other rooms he remodeled himself over the years. He will miss his home, but Soto has been retired for nearly 23 years and says it’s time to move to an apartment where someone else can take care of the maintenance. “I’m fixing it up for the next owner,” he said. “It’s cozy and I love it, and if it wasn’t for the snow and the grass and everything else, I’d stay here. But I don’t need a house. It’s just me; the kids are gone, and it’s time to move on.” Until he does sell, Soto’s enjoying a new level of comfort and style provided by those HRAapproved workers he’s so glad to be employing. The first thing they did was replace the roof, taking care of the leaks. On the inside, the kitchen was the first part of the project to

Tito Soto likes to see people working, especially in these difficult times. So when he decided it was time to do major renovations on his house — more than he could do himself, though he’s always working on some project or another — he was glad to hire the crew of construction workers that has been doing the job. “They’re hardworking guys, very hardworking guys,” said Soto, who learned something about hard work during his 32 years as an electrician for the MTA. “I’m happy to be putting people to work with the way the economy is. I told them every day, ‘I’m glad to see you guys working.’” Soto didn’t select the crew all on his own, however. The company was prescreened for him by the group that helped make the entire project — and the jobs it created — possible: Housing Rehabilitation Assistance. HRA is the organization that’s helping homeowners all over the city and on Long Island do the home renovations of their dreams, by not just screening for the best contractors but working with banks to get the loans for major projects, finding extra financial assistance for clients who qualify, explaining the tax breaks that come with energy-efficient door and window treatments and new insulation — and ensuring that the job is always done right by holding contractors’ payments in escrow until clients certify that they’re absolutely satisfied. “The services offered by the HRA extend beyond just financial assistance for home improvement projects,” an administrator with the program explains. “We have implemented numerous processes to ensure that projects completed by

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About 32,000 bicyclists from around the United States jumped on their bikes and took to the New York City streets on Sunday as part of the 40-mile 5 Boro Bike Tour. Bikers started in Manhattan and ended on Staten Island. There were some alterations to the race in the face of the Boston bombings. Large backpacks and hydration packs were prohibited, while fanny packs and waterbottles were allowed. No incidents occurred. For those who forgot a cardinal rule of the city — never drive on 5 Boro bike day — they were stuck in considerable gridlock because of rolling street closures. They probably won’t forget again. There was one casualty, police confirmed. Michael Boren, 51, of Michigan, went into cardiac arrest a little before 11 a.m while crossing the Queensboro Bridge. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where Q he was pronounced dead.

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Benissimo! Graduation for Italian students It’s the end of another successful year of Italian language instruction thanks to the Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation. The students, who have been studying Italian at the beginner and intermediate levels, celebrated the completion of their courses last week. President Mario Faulisi and Vice President Angelo Guriano of the

HBCDF have implemented the program, which is held at the St. Helen School in Howard Beach and includes classes for children and adults. Cavalier Josephine Maietta, above singing with both young and adult students, taught Italian language, songs and culture. The students also created projects, such as

a movable puppet and a 3-D map of Italy. A reception was held in honor of all the students. Certificates and Accademia della Lingua e cultura Italiana diplomas were given to all students. For more information about the Italian program, contact the Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation at (718) 641-3469.

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The nation’s collegiate students are staring down the barrel of a doubling interest rate on academic loans on July 1, but two Queens lawmakers have sponsored legislation that could extend the reduced rate for another two years. Interest rates on Stafford loans will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, as a reduction in rates signed in 2007 and extended last year is set Rep. Grace Meng, left, and Rep. Steve Israel join students Grace Segers and Gabriel Yoon to call for a continuation of the cut rate to expire. COURTESY PHOTO For Maspeth’s Gabriel on Stafford loans. Yoon, a soon-to-be sophomore at SUNY Maritime, the added cost could be would provide Congress with the time to rethink student loan interest rates and debate overwhelming. “Ensuring that higher education is afford- the best policy as part of a larger higher educaable is critical to me and millions of other stu- tion reauthorization bill. In 2007, Congressional Democrats passed dents and their families,” said the electrical and President Bush signed the College Cost engineering major. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside) and Rep. Reduction and Access Act, which lowered Steve Israel Queens, LI), as well as Yoon, rates on need-based Stafford loans gradually called on Congress to pass the Student Loan over a four-year period, decreasing the interest Relief Act of 2013, which would extend the rate from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent through the 2011-12 academic year. In 2012, Congress reduced interest rate for two years. “Ensuring that [students] have access to an extended the reduced rate for a year, and it is affordable college education is essential for set to expire on July 1st. Outstanding student debt has topped $1 trilthem to succeed in today’s competitive job market, and it’s critical for the future health lion nationwide. And the cost is hefty. Twoand prosperity of our nation,” Meng said. thirds of the Class of 2010 graduated with an “Make no mistake, students from New York average of $25,000 in student loan debt, while and across the nation will be hit hard if Con- entering into an economy in which young gress fails to prevent interest rates from dou- Americans have the highest unemployment bling. Balancing the federal budget is crucial. rate of any other group. “An affordable and quality college educaBut it should not be done on the backs of our tion should be readily available, but too students.” Unlike Pell Grants, which provide a vital many students today are facing crippling stubenefit to lower-income families and students, dent loan debt,” Israel said. “If nothing is subsidized Stafford loans benefit many mid- done, millions of students and families will dle-class families who are being squeezed by face higher student interest rates that they Q simply can’t afford.” rising costs everywhere. — Joseph Orovic The lawmakers said the two-year extension

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Frank Messano, chairman of the board of Italian Charities of America and a prominent figure in the Queens Republican Party and the Maspeth community, passed away Monday after a sudden illness at age 64. “He was a presence at Republican conventions and had a great depth of knowledge of local and national politics,” former state Sen. Serphin Maltese said. “He was also my good friend.” Messano was a member of the Queens GOP’s executive board on Chairman Phil Ragusa’s leadership team as recording secretary. He was a candidate for office multiple

times, running against Democratic Assemblyman Frederick Schmidt in 1988 and 1990. Messano was a GOP district leader in the 30th Assembly District and was president of the Maspeth Republican Club. Messano’s wake was to be held at Papavero Funeral Home on Grand Avenue Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at 57-15 61 St. on Friday at 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Lutheran AllQ Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village. — Domenick Rafter

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In addition to buying gold, silver, diamonds, watches and coins, Ice Jewelry Buying also offers instant cash loans for jewelry and eBay selling services.

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

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continued from page 22 that the corruption has overshadowed the substance of his policy positions.” He and Browne agreed that the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination — in which Liu faces City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former Comptroller Bill Thompson and former Councilman Sal Albanese — is likely to go to a runoff. City law forces a second vote if no one wins 40 percent of ballots on Primary Day. Browne said a lot also depends on how Liu’s opponents use the case against him, something he expects them to do. “All’s fair in a primary with so many people running,” he said. “I think everything’s on the table.” Hou, as the campaign’s treasurer, was responsible for all its financial disclosures, as well as accounting for the contributions it received and making sure they were legal. She was also responsible for providing the CFB with the names of all fundraising intermediaries, known as bundlers, who take contributions from other people on the campaign’s behalf. But although Liu had been fundraising for his mayoral run since at least December 2009 — a month after he won the election for comptroller — the campaign did not disclose the names of any bundlers until after it was subpoenaed in December 2011, according to the prosecution. And even

when it did provide a list, it left out the names of multiple bundlers. The government said straw donors were reimbursed for contributions that actually came from other people who were donating over the legal limit on multiple occasions, including the time the undercover FBI agent gave Pan $16,000. The straw donors then filled out contribution forms with their names, addresses and other information, after which they were paid back. The forms included statements saying that the donors were contributing their own money and were not being reimbursed. “Hou worked closely with individuals who served as intermediaries in connection with multiple events where straw donors were reimbursed for their contributions, and nevertheless failed to disclose to the NYC CFB the involvement of these intermediaries in the campaign,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in its announcement of the convictions. In one case, Hou “explicitly offered” to pay back a friend for making a contribution, the office said. She then obstructed the investigation by withholding emails and electronic “chats” regarding the scheme after the subpoena was issued, according to the authorities. When FBI agents questioned her about her role in the plot and her compliance with the government’s subpoena, she “made multiple false statements” to them, the Q government said.

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The responsibilities of a borough president have recently become the subject of debate. While some have said these borough-heads who cannot make any decisions on legislation are irrelevant, Queens borough president candidate Barry Grodenchik says the position is about more than rules and regulations. “The job is about bringing people together,� Grodenchik said in a sit-down with the Queens Chronicle editors last Thursday. “We live in the most diverse place in the country and probably the world, and while it’s easy to scream and rant, the tougher job is to work with the people.� But how to bring a diverse borough together? “First and foremost, you have to be a good listener and spend a lot of time working with people,� Grodenchik said. “Most of the problems that people have are similar and most of the desires people have are similar. There may be cultural differences, but everybody wants safe streets, good schools, good economic opportunities, good libraries and good parks.� Grodenchik grew up in the Pomonok Houses in Flushing and attended public schools. And while those experiences growing up in Queens are important factors, Grodenchik says, it’s his experience in “public life� that puts him over the top. “I grew up in Queens but I think most, if

not all, of the candidates come from Queens,� he said. “But I am the only one with over a decade of experience — of borough-wide experience — having worked with the past two borough presidents and having interacted with all of the city elected officials for over a decade.� Grodenchik began his political career in 1987 when he worked for Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn. He then became chief administrative officer for former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, overseeing all correspondence, scheduling and general office administration, as well as serving as a member of her executive staff. “I spent over a decade running Claire Shulman’s office and I got my chance and served a term in the state Assembly in the seat that Ron Kim now has,� Grodenchik said. When he ran for a second term, he lost to Jimmy Meng but went back to Borough Hall to work for current Borough President Helen Marshall as deputy borough president, a title he dropped to run for her office. “You cannot raise money for a campaign and be a deputy borough president at the same time, so I became director of community boards as well as the parks liaison,� he said. When asked about some of the criticism that has been made about Queens community

boards, Grodenchik was quick to defend all of the board members. “These are all volunteers and many of them are good at what they do,� he said. “Yes, occasionally you have to step in and remind them that what they do is public record and that we hold the boards very highly in Queens.� Between mediating with the community boards and working in Borough Hall, Grodenchik said that what the people of Queens need most is someone who will unite them. “The job of the BP is about bringing people together,� he said. “Otherwise, frankly, you don’t need a borough president. You already have the City Council, you have the mayor and all of these other people who have the power to make these decisions. But a BP’s job is to come up with creative solutions to make people’s lives better, and that’s what I’ve spent my career doing.� Grodenchik is up against some heavy-hitters in city politics, including Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). But Grodenchik did not criticize any of them.

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$188,500 “loan” which was not paid back, to withhold evidence from investigators; of using the employee in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in an effort to get confidential information related to the mortgage fraud investigation; and making false statements to the FBI in July 2012 when agents approached him to talk about the “loan” from the associate. A partial, handwritten list of potential witnesses in the mortgage fraud case allegedly was found in the office of the U.S. Attorney employee, who was subsequently terminated. The FBI said there was no contract drawn up for the loan, and no agreement on interest rates. The FBI said “the associate” was hit with bank and wire fraud charges by the Eastern District Office in the summer of 2011. An agency spokeswoman on Monday afternoon declined to comment on speculation in the media that the associate is Edul Ahmad. Ahmad, of Queens, was indicted by the Eastern District Office in August 2011 in connection with a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. He pleaded guilty in October. Ahmad also has ties to Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica). The House Ethics Committee in December found that a $40,000 loan from Ahmad to Meeks in 2007 was not an impermissible gift. It found that Meeks made “inadvertent errors on financial disclosure statements” in 2007 and 2008 when the congressman failed to declare the loan on his financial disclosure paperwork. The money subsequently was repaid, and Meeks faced no penalties in the House. Sampson, according to Lynch’s office, faces 10 years on each of two counts of embezzlement; between 10 and 20 years on the various obstruction of justice charges; and up to five years on each of the false Q statement charges.


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continued from page 18 do. Our community has too little green space and losing even an inch would be felt by the working people who depend on Flushing Meadows Corona Park.” Ferreras, whose support would be key to the plan’s passage at the city level, stuck to her assertion that it was a good deal for the community and would not elaborate on her statement any further. “As the City Council begins to consider this proposal, we are ready to work with the USTA to address our community’s other major concerns,” she said. The remaining issues include an initial cash infusion for improvements in the park, as well as an annual payout to aid in the park’s maintenance. Borough President Helen Marshall stated last month her support was contingent upon replacing the parkland, using union labor for the project’s workforce and keeping the Louis Armstrong name on the NTC’s oldest stadium. She got one of the three so far. “I am delighted with today’s announcement,” she said in a statement included in the USTA’s press release touting the deal. Ditto Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (DCorona), whose support would be integral in approving the alienation of parkland at the state level. The USTA’s plan is seen as the tip-off point for a possible public-private partnership that would ensure greater funding for

continued from page 26 “But even if it’s not in my district, closing a firehouse in Queens has an impact on public safety in my district because other companies now have to respond,” he said. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) also was not as happy as Quinn and Recchia to only maintain existing NYPD staff ing levels. “Continuously relying on overtime to keep the NYPD understaffed and close fire companies is fiscally irresponsible management that puts our city in danger,” Crowley said in a statement issued by her office. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (DForest Hills) echoed Crowley’s sentiments about the firehouses. Koslowitz, Weprin and Comrie said cuts to day care and after-school offerings like Beacon programs compromise public safety as well as education. Weprin said the same of library cuts. Koslowitz compared those cuts to the closing of a f irehouse, saying, “We cannot compromise our public safety by closing firehouses nor risk harming our children if we take away services that provide a safe and supportive culture of learning and cogniQ tive development.”

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Flushing Meadows’ upkeep. With a proposed Major League Soccer stadium and 1.4 million-square-foot mall next to Citi Field also in the works, groups like New Yorkers for Parks hoped the USTA’s deal would set a precedent for any future deals. NY4P’s Holly Leicht agreed the acquisition of the 1.56 acres of parkland is more akin to a swap, but it’s a technical victory over an entity that, before Tuesday, was not planning to surrender anything in exchange for its 0.68-acre request. “This is the first acknowledgement that they have to do some kind of replacement. From a use perspective, we aren’t anywhere different, that’s true,” she said, however pointing out that the USTA’s long-term lease of 42 acres of the park could be considered a de facto privatization of parkland. Parks Department Commissioner Veronica White said, “The proposed replacement parkland will provide a benefit to park visitors and help to ensure that Flushing Meadows Corona Park continues to serve as a world stage for the US Open tournament, one of New York City’s premier sporting and cultural events.” The USTA’s plan, however, was never publically expressed as a take-it-or-we’releaving deal. And White’s statement, also included in the tennis nonprof it’s announcement, doesn’t elaborate on how the replacement land’s use will change to Q additionally benefit FMCP’s visitors.

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t’s about people — where they live and what they stand for, or what they could stand for or appear to stand for. “Strength of Character,” a group photography show, is one of the many exhibitions open for viewing from May 15 through 19 as part of the LIC Arts Open, a week in which most of Long Island City’s art studios, stores, galleries and performance spaces open their doors to show off — not in a braggy way but in a “you might have not known our neighborhood had such a high

concentration of artsy talent” way. Many artists who don’t have a designated studio space or opt to show elsewhere apply for curated group shows, as was the case for Queens artists Ananda Lima, Michelle Cheikin and Annalisa Iadicicco, and photography team Nadia Saburov, a makeup and design specialist, and Junenoire Mitchell. These artists took a different approach to portraiture. “We pulled these four proposals out,” Strength of Character curator and LIC Arts Open co-founder Karen

Dimit said. “There’s a dialogue between them instead of letting it be dissipated in a big show. They are all capturing an energy from the person or place. They speak to each other or are speaking a version of themselves.” *** LIC resident Ananda Lima is delving into the world of mini celebrity with her exhibition “Covers,” one of the four photography series shown in “Strength of Character.” Continued onpage page continued on 41

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Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its next meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave.

“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

City View Pharmacy’s free spring walking club meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. through May 30 at City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. Call (718) 545-2550.

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” collection will be on display at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, through May 29. Free. Visit laguardia.edu.

Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club will meet on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Carlyle Towers, 43-10 Kissena Blvd., Lobby Floor, Flushing. Speakers will be Cathy Guerriero, candidate for Public Advocate; Bill Thompson, mayoral candidate; and Barry Grodenchik, candidate for Queens borough president.

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, launches its 2013 season on Sunday, May 12 from 2-6 p.m. featuring “Do It (Outside)” and sitespecific installations by Toshihiro Oki Architect P.C., Heather Rowe and Chitra Ganesh. The park is open from 10 a.m. until sunset daily.

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AUDITION St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose, holds open auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” to be performed on August 2-4 and 711. Auditions are on Saturday, May 18 from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m., adults ages 15-65+ and 10 a.m.noon, kids ages 7-14 and Monday, May 20 ages 15-adult from 7-9 p.m. Email info@sgtg.org or call (718) 989-2451.

DANCE Dance Into Light hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Event on Saturday, May 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Call (347) 770-3454.

THEATER “Blood Brothers” will be performed through May 18 by the Astoria Performing Arts Center at Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at APACNY.org.

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“You Have a Recipe For WHAT?” will performed on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Free but reservations required. Email rsvplpac@lagcc.cuny.edu. Douglaston Community Theatre Group presents “Hound of the Baskervilles” on Fridays, May 10 and 17 and Saturdays, May 11 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Entrance on Church Street (44th Avenue) off Douglaston Parkway. $17, $15 seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332. FSF Community Theatre Group presents “Let’s Hear It for Queens,” a musical tribute to our borough, on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets: $17, $15 seniors over 60 and children under 12. Mother’s Day, May 12, all seats are $15. Call (718) 428-8681 or visit fsfctg.org.

Oratorio Society of Queens features Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the QueensborCOURTESY PHOTO ough Performing Arts Center, Bayside. “Broadway Babies” will be performed at a meeting of the Horizons Club, a club for those 55 and over, at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Thursday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. $3 includes coffee and cake.

Church of the Resurrection spring fair will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Dinner served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call (718) 847-2649.

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Grace Episcopal Church, 14th Avenue and Clintonville Street, Whitestone, holds a flea market on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission 25 cents.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, hosts NYC’s Rising Stars on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m., $35, call (718) 631-6311. Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band honors Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie at Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave. on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Free. Call (718) 426-5997. The Church-in-the-Gardens presents Jazz Vespers featuring Jimmy Heath and Jeb Patton Duo on Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $20 suggested donation. Community Singers of Queens holds its spring concert on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 658-1021. Visit csofq.org. The Bayside Men’s Glee Club presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, 167-05 35 Ave, Flushing. $10 suggested donation. Visit conductorsclub.org/bayside.htm. Oratorio Society of Queens features Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” in its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $30, $25 seniors and students with ID, $10 children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Call (718) 2793006 or visit queensoratorio.org.

FLEA MARKETS On Saturday, May 11 St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, hosts a spring fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 347-5990.

Italian Charities of America hosts a flea market at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. There will be a spring outdoor neighborhood flea market on Sunday, May 19 at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills. Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.

LECTURE A day-long seminar entitled Overcoming Anger and Bitterness will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 10501 37 Ave., Corona, on Saturday, May 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 598-4528.

MEETINGS Flushing Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org. VFW post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone holds its monthly meeting on Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m. AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

“Spellbound” by Masters of Magic, a family fun day in Kew Gardens, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road. $10 per family, $5 for members. Reservations required. Call (347)-878-6614 or visit friendsofmaplegrove.org.

CLASSES Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, May 19 and June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 2294000 or visit alleypond.com. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. Cost is $10. Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 4421 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

SPECIAL EVENTS The historic First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 5405 Seabury St., Elmhurst, will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites free open house weekend on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-3126. “Touring Italy” a video and lecture compliments of Agostino Sabbatino, will be hosted at Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Door #10, 3rd floor, on Sunday, May 12 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Music, dancing and refreshments before the lecture. $7, $5 members. Call (718) 426-1240. Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, December 16. Email cabbz@aol.com. Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

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Portraits and why people take them continued from page 39 00 She liked the idea that people could be a celebrity in their neighborhood for being a knitter or the best sandwich maker, or that a neighbor could be a YouTube phenomenon with one of those viral videos with thousands of views unbeknownst to anyone they live near. Lima then thought about how “celebrity-celebrities” — the Jennifer Lopezes and Beyonces of the world — are presented to the public. Originally she wanted to photograph people in the neighborhood such as the fruit vendor or dog walker she walks by on a daily basis, but dressed up in suits and bow ties — a glamorized spin on

neighborhood celebrity. She ultimately decided to start her foray into analyzing microcelebrity on a smaller scale, and that’s how “Covers“ was born. Magazine readers and flipperthroughers know models and actors were not born with dark eye shadow and toned abdomens, but sometimes we forget because of the barrage of Vogue covers. Lima’s photographs, 10-by-15 prints, capture her friends, other mothers who live in LIC. First, she photographs them in their everyday clothes and makeup. Then, without any makeover component, she has them do that stereotypical slack-mouth, sultry-eye pose seen on the cover of fashion rags.

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Above, Miriam Dacey in Ananda Lima’s series called “Cover” and one of Michelle Cheikin’s photographs from “Domestic COURTESY PHOTOS Arrangements.” It struck her how much that changed the viewpoint and how it seemed “normal” when it really wasn’t. “Those poses can be so awkward,” Lima said. “He’s holding her. She has her lips just lax. Who does that?” Next she worked with a makeup artist and hair stylist to create the celebrity look. The women in the photos look like different people. In both works they are beautiful — some with big eyes, or sharp features, and thin — but in different ways. The juxtaposition allows the

audience to think about the images we see, Lima said, and put in perspective the level of work that goes into that photography and the level of reality it conveys. “It’s nice to think about these things to level up,” Lima said. *** Michelle Cheikin began her series “Domestic Arrangements” with the intention of photographing her neighbor, but found herself more interested in the objects he chose to fill his apartment with. “The interior settings allow for a

personal view of someone’s private world,” Cheikin said.

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It’s a different spin on the genre of portraits, because the audience never sees the subjects in the flesh; nevertheless, a lot can be inferred about them. The picture of a bright pink hula hoop on a futon suggests a child and a photo of a storage room with old black-and-white photographs of movie stars suggests a collector, someone who perhaps spends his or her nights watching “Chinatown” and “Casablanca.” 43 continued on page 00

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The teardrop, the bunny and the bubble She experimented a lot and decided to use big, fun “roundy” shapes, which are One day, while biking to work, Jessica visible from a distance. She came up with Findley noticed her jacket flapping in the three main costume shapes — the teardrop, wind. She was working on a project with the bunny and the bubble. inflatables at New York University at the A lot of people request the bunny, but time and conceived the idea of a group of the shapes are abstract so that the rider bikers wearing inflatable costumes. She doesn’t have to identify with them, she mentioned her idea to a friend, but soon said. All the costumes are reused, and the forgot all about it. children’s costumes are made of recycled Following the September 11th attacks parachutes. when Findley “I wanted to was “not in a create somegood place,” thing that needher friend called ed people to When: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and encourexist,” Findley Where: Firehouse 59, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. aged her to said. “Inspiring Tickets: Free, aeolianrockawayparade.eventbrite.com pursue the play is the idea. whole idea. We “It turned a switch,” Findley said. learn a lot from just playing around.” She spent her own money to make the Each costume inflates while the rider is 50 inflatable costumes and organized the moving — holding best when the person is first Aeolian ride in New York, which began riding a bike, but people have also used on the Upper West Side and ended in roller skates, skateboards, or even just slid Brooklyn, to “change the chi.” down banisters. “People get to show up with their bikes “It makes people feel like other things and helmets and become part of an art pro- are possible, even if they’re silly,” Findley ject,” she said. said. “At the rides people are laughing and

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The Aeolian Bike Ride, which has traveled around the world, stemmed from a project PHOTO COURTESY SONIC RIBBON with inflatable costumes and a windy bike ride. smiling at each other. The people watching are confused, but happy.” Since the first ride in 2004, Findley has traveled around the world and hosted 30 rides in 20 different cities, including Lisbon, Tokyo and San Francisco. Findley receives grants and local support for each ride.

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Cheikin, a Sunnyside resident who teaches digital photography at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, describes her works as quirky. As a teacher she is drawn to formal composition — movement, shapes, the golden rule of thirds — but at the same time she likes surprise. “The movement of the hula hoop animates the scene and gives it movement,” she said. A photo of a giant stuffed-animal cat is shot from below. Cheikin remembers her cousin playing with the toy when they were both children. The shotfrom-below angle is used to convey that kid-like perspective. Besides the personal tie, she likes the idea of capturing a moment in time. Most of the people who live in these places have moved on, and they have taken these objects, or the objects that meant something to them, with them. In more recent works Cheikin continues to play with that idea of “time slowed down.” She

photographs small businesses and documents their stories during a time when objects are being massproduced for less and sold at bigger stores. Some of the small businesses have closed down since she documented them, just like some of her neighbors and relatives have moved on. “This is a moment in time that was captured before it disappeared,” she said. *** Annalisa Iadicicco combines photographs of her global travels with discarded metal and wood she finds around the corner from her apartment in LIC. “I realized there was a connection,” Iadicicco said. Whether she was in India with the nonprofit Artefacting, in Peru working with children who have moved to the city in search of jobs or on a farm near where she grew up by Naples, Italy, she saw corrugated metal. People use this material for their homes or for pens for their livestock, and in Long Island City, scraps of it are discarded while constructing the skyscraper condominiums that

are springing up around the neighborhood “like mushrooms,” Iadicicco said. So in Iadicicco’s eyes, the photographs she took — such as the one of a curious little girl who peeked around a curtain at home in a village in India to check out the visitors — were not complete until they were mounted on the metal or framed with a discarded window. By connecting the material with the photograph, she completed the story of the setting, as well as pointed to environmental and social problems that can be further conveyed through the rusty materials. Iadicicco says it’s personal as well. The materials remind her of the simpler and earthier life that she grew up in. “It just all connects,” she said. *** About a year and a half ago, Nadia Saburov, a makeup and design specialist, and Junenoire Mitchell, a photographer, founded Studio 7 NYC, which specializes in headshots and commercial shoots. On a daily basis they create images for fashion campaigns, but as they started sifting through the

Annalisa Iadicicco snapped a photo of a curious peek-a-booer, above, while on her travels in India. Right, creative director Nadia Saburov and photographer Junenoire Mitchell’s outtake from a fashion shoot reminds the duo of a reminded the duo of the little fairy from the classic fable. classic fable. Pictured here: Tinkerbell. COURTESY PHOTOS

outtakes they discovered some uniquely candid shots. “They had a spontaneous magical feel,” Saburov said. For example, the pictures of two models, a woman and man, reminded them of Tinkerbell and Peter Pan, respectively. He conveyed a youthful feel while hovering slightly above the ground, Mitchell said. The woman, caught in that classic S-shaped flying pose of Tinkerbell with hair springing out in spiky points,

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The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 a.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. AARP defensive driving class, Monday, May 13; bus trip to Yonkers, Monday, May 20. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond HIll/Kew Gardens, will be one of the sites on the Sacred Sites third annual open house on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, IT 214 tax form, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

The Bayside HIstorical Society hosts a Civil War reenactment on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at “The Castle” on Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. $5. Call (718) 352-1548, contact info@baysidehistorical.org or visit baysidehistorical.org.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 4525 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

An interactive public speaking training session, BYOB-Storyselling: How to Tell Your Story and Communicate Better will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., entrance on 37 St., Astoria. $10. Reservations required. visit queesncouncilarts.org.

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SENIOR ACTIVITIES The Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music

The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908. The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660. The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For information and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.

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Aeolian Bike Ride 42 continued from page 00 the event. Findley was dismayed when she was unable to secure permits to have the ride go through the major streets and iconic neighborhoods, and had to route participants through an area known as the New Territory. However, she ended up discovering a beautiful bike trail and taking the ride through a natural setting. “It was great; it had the effect of expanding my horizon in a place I’d already spent a lot of time,” Findley said. The first Rockaway waterfront ride was last summer, before Hurricane Sandy, but the next ride, which will be on May 18, will be different, according to Findley, who has spent time surfing in the Rockaways, volunteered after Sandy and then moved there. “This is needed more now than the first ride,” Findley said. “That kind of spirit with rebuilding and keeping things interesting and creative is a big part of healing. We want more of that.” The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is organizing the ride, which will be free to all participants. Anyone can sign up online through EventBrite. Findley is interested in partnering with nonprofits and finding ways to use the Aeolian rides to support charities. “In the beginning, my big fear was no

one would want to do it,” Findley said. “There are always things out there that you might think no one wants to do, but people do want to do them.” Findley supports herself through her design work. She founded Sonic Ribbon in 2000, a creative design and illustration service. Some of her other projects include stereo masks, which are paintings that change when you look through them by putting your face into a mask, as well as a photo booth camera that shoots portraits looking Q through a prism.

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On Sept. 15, 1922, Joseph Sendek, a Hungarian immigrant and professional wood carver, bought a 20-by-30-foot house at Queens Boulevard and 55th Avenue with his wife Mary, for The Mary Sendek house at 87-01 Queens Blvd. in $4,000. The lot was 52 feet wide Elmhurst, with Macy’s looming behind it, in summer 1965. and almost 170 feet deep. The 1940 Census had six of their children flagship on 34th Street in Manhattan living there: Mary, Victor, Edward, Ernest, decades earlier. Mary Sendek died in 1980. By then, Richard and Eleanor. The boys’ occupation Macy’s was no longer interested in the propwas listed as “butcher.” In 1963, Macy’s decided to build its most erty. It was sold to developer Paul Testa of ambitious project in Queens, a revolutionary Diplomat Enterprises for $280,000 — all circular department store that was to be the cash — on Sept. 17 of that year. The brick building which stands in its showpiece of the boulevard. Macy’s had purchased five acres to do it, but Mary Sendek, place today was designed by Elmhurst archiby then a widow, decided to stay. The media tect James Giacopelli, who retired in 1987 followed the story as Macy’s kept upping its and is alive and well in El Cajon, Calif. The offer. Its final offer in 1964 was $200,000, structure is a mixed-use building of offices and stores, with HSBC being the most visiover $1.5 million in today’s money. At great expense Macy’s had to redesign ble on Queens Boulevard. The Sendek house is mentioned in “Let’s the project and work around Sendek’s house. It was deja vu for the department store, as a Hear It For Queens,” a musical being persimilar thing had happened when it built its formed twice this weekend in Flushing. Q

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It took about 15 hours for the first fallout from the Nets’ disappointing Game 7 loss to the undermanned Chicago Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs to be felt. Nets general manager Billy King announced that interim head coach PJ Carlesimo would not be offered a contract. Given the way the Nets choked away a 14point lead with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter, combined with their putrid performance in the decisive Game 7 — trailing by 17 points at the half before making a too little, too late run — it was inevitable that Carlesimo would get his walking papers. What is inexplicable is why team owner Mikhail Prokhorov decided to give King a contract extension while the Bulls-Nets game was still going on. King did make some sound decisions, signing backup center Andray Blatche and re-inking center Brook Lopez, who had a far better season than Dwight Howard, the man King would have traded Lopez for in a heartbeat had Howard committed to the notion of playing in Brooklyn. The reality, however, is that most of King’s moves flopped, considering the big bucks that he lavished on talent, unless you believe merely qualifying for the playoffs is an unqualified NBA success story.

King acquired Deron Williams in a trade with the Utah Jazz in February 2011. He was an All-Star point guard whom King craved and then signed to a five-year, $100 million contract last June. Williams only showed rare flashes of greatness this past season. King was so worried about Williams leaving the team as a free agent after the 2012 season that in order to placate him he traded a firstround draft choice to the Portland Trailblazers for forward Gerald Wallace, and followed that up by acquiring forward Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks, who were thrilled to rid themselves of his hefty contract. Wallace was inconsistent, though he was the one Nets player who was clutch in Game 7, while Johnson spent over half the season battling plantar fasciitis, and even when he was healthy rarely turned in two good halves in the same game. King’s worst decision, however, was giving forward Kris Humphries a two-year, $24 million contract. Humphries was so awful Carlesimo rightfully anchored him to the bench for most of the second half of the season. The Nets face the same problem with King that the Knicks had to deal with when Isaiah Thomas was their general manager. They are so contractually committed to their current roster that they have very little flexibility to make Q personnel changes for next season.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT HANDYMAN SERVICES

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Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: Samara Consulting Group, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/16/2011. 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 limited liability company. Name: KINGDOM HOLDING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/13/2012. 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, 146-31 221 Street, 1st Floor, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

MJJS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/13/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Bogdan Skrodzki, 65-47 Myrtle Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: NEE REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/02/2013. 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, 15-03 126th Street, College Point, NY 11356. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

G.I.L. Northern Enterprise, LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 5/4/05. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Peter H. Kim, 150-17 Northern Blvd, 2nd Fl, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of Sand Lane SI, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Mikhail Neystat, PhD, 101-24 Queens Blvd., Suite A, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: CPV DEVELOPMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/08/2013. 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, 12-61 150th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of formation of Whitfield Surveys LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 2/11/2013. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 35-08 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of HCT REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/13. 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, 135-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: BORELAND & BORELAND, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/26/2009. 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 Boreland & Boreland, LLC, 244-11 136 Avenue, Rosedale, New York 11422. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: RTISAN COFFEE PROJECT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/29/13. 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, c/o Edgar M. Ortegon, 4628 Vernon Boulevard, Suite 502, Long Island City, New York 11101. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

DA-NUTRITION, PLLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/18/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 36-09 Main St., Ste. #204B, Flushing, NY 11354 which is also the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: RINGADINGLE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/22/2013. 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 Michele Buchholz, 25-21 23rd Street, Apartment 15, Astoria, NY 11102. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: NYC Human Resources Administration Charles Fiore, Esq. Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of ANASTASIA DERMODY AKA GERTRUDE DERMODY, 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 ANASTASIA DERMODY AKA GERTRUDE DERMODY, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 119-19 Graham Court, Flushing, NY 11354, 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 ANASTASIA DERMODY AKA GERTRUDE DERMODY, 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 6th day of June, 2013 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 $11,102.97 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 the petitioner should not retain the sum of $5,000.00 to satisfy the contingent and possible claim of Charles Fiore, Esq., for a period of 6 months from the date of the decree to be settled hereon; and why, upon service on the petitioner of an Order from the New York Supreme Court fixing the legal fees and commissions of Charles Fiore, Esq., for services rendered to the decedent, petitioner should not be authorized to pay Charles Fiore, Esq., said amount not to exceed $5,000.00; and why if Charles Fiore, Esq., should fail to obtain an order from the New York Supreme Court fixing his legal fee and commissions within six months from the date of the decree, the amount retained by the petitioner should not be distributed to the NYC Human Resources Administration; and why the claim from the NYC Human Resources Administration in the amount of $550,566.30 should not be allowed to the extent of the net distributable estate; and why the net distributable estate should not be paid to the NYC Human Resources Administration in partial satisfaction of their claim; Dated, Attested and Sealed 8th day of April, 2013 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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: L’ESPRESSO IMPORT GROUP, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/29/13. 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, 56-75 49th Street, Maspeth, New York, NY 11378. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

WHL REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/06/2013. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Hui Zhen Li; Fong Keng Wong, 51-12 71st St., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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The musical, which will be performed again this weekend, included a tribute to high school songs across the borough sung by Alison Feuer Pascuzzi, left, Marcella Pogorelis, Jen SilverPHOTOS BY JOSEY BARTLETT man, Don Gormanly and Matt Rosen.

Antiquous, played by Kieran Larkin, left, narrated the show, while cast members Rich Weyhausen and Paul Regan sang a part of the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Queens We Meanâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean drag queens.

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HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Hi-Ranch, XLg 5 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Updated Thruout, 27x55, On 40x109 Lot. Asking $699K OUR E X CLUSIV

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Mint Hi-Ranch, All redone in 2004, 3/4 BRs, All New Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel, Appl, All New Brick, Stucco Windows, Kitchen, Baths, Pavers front & back, New Roof, New Gas Boiler, CAC, Polished Porcelain Tiles. Asking $699K

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HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Large oversized corner ranch brick & stone, 4 Brs, 2.5 Baths, Full finished bsmnt. $509K

Move-in Cond, Hi-Ranch, 4 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Maple wood kit cabinets, Granite countertops, H/W Fls thruout, New windows. Half IGP, Deck. Call for info. Asking $649K

HOWARD BEACH/ LINDENWOOD CO-OPS

• JR4 Hi-Rise Coops .............Only $85K • Updated 1 BR Co-op.................$105K • XLG Updated 1 BR Hi-Rise .......$105K HOWARD BEACH • Well maint. 1 BR Hi-Rise Co-op $112K All Brick Colonial (New • Hi-Rise 2 BRs/2 Updated Baths$150K Construction 2009),4 BRs, 3½ • Garden, Mint, 1st Fl, Updated kitchen HOWARD BEACH Baths, LR w/Fireplace, 9' Ceilings 1st and 2nd Flrs, Full Fin Bsmnt, Mint Unique extended open fl plan & bath, 2 BRs, 1 Bath with FDR $179K Pvt Dvwy, Det 1 Car Gar, Sprinklers, home. 3 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Lg EIK • 2 BR, 1 Bath, S/S Appl, Mint ....$189K PVC Fencing, Pavers in yard, Wrought iron gates, Mint condition, All New! Reduced $839K

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wood cabinets, 2 Skylights, All new doors, Lg family rm leading to lg yd. Move-in Cond! $499K

OZONE PARK/ CENTERVILLE CONDO • Park Village Condo, Mint 2 BRs, 2 Baths w/Terrace, Unit comes w/1 Parking Spot .............$269K

HOWARD BEACH/ COMMERCIAL SUBLET • Old Howard Beach - 800 sq ft office space, Totally renovated, Ground fl, WOODHAVEN Across the street from "A" Train. Charming very spacious brick Victorian, • New Howard Beach - 1400 sq ft office Exquisite wood moldings and wood space, Ground floor. $2200/mo. bannister leading up to 3rd fl. 9 stained • Old Howard Beach - Excellent for glass windows, glass doorknobs, pocket Medical office, Fully renov, 1200 sq ft, doors and French doors. 6 BRs, 3½ baths, Lg Front Rm w/3 Pvt Rms, $1400/mo. 2 car gar, New roof. Asking $629K

HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Large Hi-Ranch, Amazing Location! 55x100 irregular lot, 4 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Hardwood Flrs under rugs. Asking $659K

HOWARD BEACH/ OLD SIDE Just what you are looking for! 40x100 Cape, 4 BRs, 1½ Baths, Unfinished Basement. $449K

HOWARD BEACH HAMILTON BEACH Mint Waterfront 50x70 lot, 2 BRs Ranch, Deck overlooking the bay, Updated throughout. Asking $295K

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2 Family all brick tudor, 3 BRs, 3 Full baths, All new wood flooring Legal 2 family, 6 over 6, 1.5 Baths & tiles, Private driveway, 1 car on each fl, Irregular lot, New roof, garage. Asking Only $659K New Boiler. Only $529K

HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Beautiful Hi-Ranch, Completely Renovated, Walk-in 1 BR Apt., Main floor converted to 2 BRs w/Large Jacuzzi Bath and deck off MBR. Asking $679K

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Move-in Condition 4 BR Cape, 2 New Baths, New Roof/ Windows, Excellent location. Asking $610K

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Custom 10 year young one of a kind home, oversized property. Totally loaded. One-of-A-Kind! Asking $899K

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HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Empire Style, Hi-Ranch, 5 BRs and 3 Full Baths, CAC, Pvt Dvwy & 1 Car Gar, 40x100 Lot, Great Block! Asking $655K

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Legal 2 family on 40x100, 5/6 w/large full fin bsmnt, pvt dvwy. Asking $589K

Legal 2 family, 3 Large BRs per floor, Full basement, Pvt dvwy. Asking $599K

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Renovation in process, 1 Family Colonial, 2 BRs, 1½ Baths, Totally redone thruout. Only $299K

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Large 2 Family with 6 BRs, 2.5 Updated Baths, Finished Bsmnt, Lg paved yard, Pvt Dvwy, Quiet block. Asking $559K

Charming Large Colonial, 5 BRs, 2.5 Baths w/H/W Fls, Updated Kit, New S/S Appl, Lg FDR w/Breakfast nook, Foyer & Den area, Full Fin bsmnt w/Full Bath, Laundry & Work Rm, Pvt Dvwy, Det Gar, Deck. Asking $545K

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LARGEST SELECTION OF CREAM CHEESE, BAGELS AND BIALYS

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