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Leaders condemn attack on Queens swami Leader of Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple in Floral Park was savagely beaten by Ryan Brady

on his own recognizance last Friday, according to state court records. Gouveia’s Legal Aid attorney did not he crime shocked and outraged his immediately return a request for comment. community. The Nassau County man hasn’t been But Swami Ji Harish Chander Puri of the Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple in Floral Park has charged with a hate crime, though Gov. Cuomo already forgiven the man who viciously beat on Tuesday directed the state Hate Crimes Task him last Thursday morning. Sergio Gouveia Force to assist the NYPD in its investigation of the case. allegedly attacked the Multiple speakers priest for walking in at the event said they h is neig hborhood , t’s clear to me that this saw bias as a potenpolice said. tial motive. “The world is one should be treated “It’s clear to me that big family,� Puri said this should be treated at a press conference as a hate crime.� as a hate crime,� said outside the Hillside New York Attorney Avenue temple on — Attorney General Letitia James General Letitia James, Tuesday. calling the attacker a T he at t ack hap pened two blocks away from the house of “sick person� who needed to be held fully worship. He was punched in the body and accountable. State Sen. John Liu (D-Bayside), face and beaten with an umbrella, with his Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadhead, chest and nose being lacerated, accord- ows) and others at the event also said they ing to the criminal complaint for his alleged believe it was a bias-driven crime. “I’ve been around too long to believe that assailant. Puri was treated for his injuries at these kinds of attacks are any kind of act of rana nearby hospital. Gouveia, 52, who lives nearby on Holland dom violence,� Liu said. Puri’s compassion moved the many speakers Avenue in New Hyde Park, LI, faces the charges of third-degree assault, fourth- who stood by his side at the event. “I don’t know if I could do that,� James said degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree harassment. He was released of the swami’s decision to forgive his attacker. Editor

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Search for repeat St. Helen burglar Same man stole chalices from church nine years ago, cops say by Michael Shain Editor

Theodore Kurpiewski has been arrested twice before for breaking into the sacristy at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church in Howard Beach. The 30-year-old man is being sought again by police who suspect he just did it a third time. Surveillance photos of a burglar skulking around the offices of the church on 83rd Street were posted within hours of the break-in last Sunday. By Tuesday, police at the 106th Precinct tentatively identified the man in the photo as the same one who’d broken into St. Helen in March 2010 and January 2013. Chu rch of f icials told police nothing appeared to have been taken in the latest burglary. Kurpiewski, then 20, was arrested in 2010 for stealing $100 in cash and two chalices — including one belonging to the church’s then-pastor, the Rev. Robert Keighron — during the first robbery. His father returned the chalice several days after the break-in, which led police to Kurpiewski. Three years later, he was picked up again and charged with stealing $200 from the sacristy. He was also convicted of jumping bail after

his second arrest. The church is an easy target for thieves because security is relatively light — in keeping with a place of worship — and it is located just a few blocks from the Belt Parkway, which offers a quick get away. Police posted a “wanted” notice on Tuesday asking for information on Kurpiewski’s whereabouts. His name is associated in phone records at several addresses in Lindenwood, but none of the numbers appear to be working any longer. Public records from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services show he served a little more than two years in jail for the 2013 break-in and was released in August 2014. The records also show he was convicted of violating the conditions of his parole and sent back to prison last January to serve another three months. He was released in late March. Meanwhile, it is the second time in six months the church has been burglarized. In April, surveillance cameras captured a man pushing in the locked glass front doors of the sanctuary and a female companion entering the church where she emptied the donations boxes for parishioners who light votive candles. Police have not made an arrests in the earliQ er break-in.

Police are looking for Theodore Kurpiewski, left, in the burglary of St. Helen Church in Howard FILE PHOTO; LEFT, NYPD Beach last Sunday.

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Private surveillance cameras, bought with money raised in a GoFundMe campaign, are set to go up in trouble spots in Ozone Park — the first across from a newly opened homeless shelter. “The Ozone Park Residents Block Association has decided to take matters into our own hands,” read the test of a GoFundMe posting. The decision to implement an unofficial network of security is closely tied to a vandalism spree last week, when the windshields of three cars were smashed not far from the controversial homeless shelter that opened last spring at 86th Street and 101st Avenue. A resident of the shelter who’d been locked out after closing time was suspected. The operators of the shelter declined requests from police investigating the incidents to provide copies of its own surveillance footage. Administrators said it was the nonprofit’s policy to provide information to authorities only under subpoena. So far, police have not moved to serve the shelter with one.

In a photo taken during construction of the shelter, right, the deli directly across the street is slated to get a camera. GOGGLE MAPS The OPRBA, whose activist president, Sam Esposito, led the effort to try to block the shelter, expressed its displeasure with the shelter’s managers and, over the weekend, started planning to install its own cameras. An invoice for eight new cameras and related technical

services from a local security company was posted on the association’s Facebook page, indicating the group was moving quickly. The invoice showed the new system — including a camera atop BJ’s Deli on the corner opposite the shelter — will cost about $4,000. Shortly after, a GoFundMe page with a goal of $8,000, organized by the Esposito, appeared on the crowdfunding website. “We want the entire area to be outfitted with cameras that will allow us and the NYPD to monitor the area 24/7 to keep our residents safe,” it read. Esposito did not respond to messages seeking information on the plan. The GoFundMe ad said the group also planned to set up cameras in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop market on Atlantic Avenue “where young kids congregate, race cars and play loud music all hours of the night.” “An increased number of cameras is only a positive thing,” said Inspector Courtney Nilan, commander of the 102nd Precinct, “because it helps to deter crime or identify individuals, if Q a crime has been committed.”


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Ozone Howard ‘never gave up’ End of the road for scrappy softball team that won state championship by Michael Shain Editor

Heartbreaker. After cruising through its first two games in the regional championship tour nament in Bristol, Conn. this week, the Ozone Howard Little League softball team was eliminated with two hard losses in a single day. The Cinderella run ended Tuesday night when the Bulldogs lost to the New Jersey state champs, 5-0, with the bases loaded and the tying run waiting to come to bat. The ten ladies had scored 32 runs in their first three games, a huge offensive showing. But big bats could carry them only so far. “Obviously, it was a sad night. But they never gave up,” said Tiffani Spinelli, who has been coaching this team with Lou Piazza since the players were eight years old. “This has been a dream for me,” said Spinelli, who played in the Ozone Howard Little League when she was growing up and had coached in the league since she was a teenager. “No team in Ozone Howard, girls or boys, has ever gone this far before,” she said. Back in Ozone Park and Howard Beach, friends and family followed the games live on ESPN online. The team won the New York state championship two weeks ago in upstate Fishkill, NY to qualify for the reg ional cha mpionsh ips series with the best young teams on the East Coast. The regional championship is the final stop before the national World Series in Portland, Ore. Rained out by the torrential downpours that blanketed the East Coast Monday, the Ozone Howard team lost its first game of the double-elimination tournament, 12-10, a nail biter against the Connecticut state championship team. The team played from behind the entire game but came back twice to tie it and send the game

into extra innings. It was the first game the team had lost in nearly two months. The afternoon defeat forced the team to play an elimination game against New Jersey that same night. The final was a tight game all the way into the last inning — the ladies play six innings — when New Jersey broke it open with three runs which the Bulldogs could not match. It was, in all, a Tuesday to remember for both the players and the parents who had followed their daughters on the two-hour drive north to Bristol. Since last Saturday, many of the parents stayed in motels while the players stayed at the softball facility in specially built dorms with players from the other nine teams and a few chaperones. In the dorm, stunned by their first loss since Memorial Day, “they cried it out,” said Spinelli. “I told Lou, ‘You got to talk to them.’ And he did. “It looked like a scene from one of those sports movies,” she said.

“Her told them it didn’t matter how many times they got knocked down. What was important was how many timesw you get back up.” The teammates, who have been playing together, more or less, for the last four years and won the

In Bristol, Conn. at the Eastern regionals, the coach of the Ozone Howard Little League softball team, Lou Piazza, in white, above and left, congratulates his players after a big inning. Hitting and sharp base-running in the tournament’s ESPN; LEFT, PHOTO COURTESY MARIA DESTEFANO first two games, below, nearly carried the team to the finals. regional championship in the junior division two years ago, had started the tournament in a whirlwind. They cr ushed the top teams from Maryland and Delaware over the weekend, winning the first game, 12-2, and the second 10-1. Just before the start of the New Jersey game, it was announced that the New York team had been named the winners of the tournament’s annual sportsmanship award, a mark of the respect the ladies earned from the other teams during their five days in Bristol. “And it was given out before last game,” said Spinelli. “It wasn’t something they did out of pity. People here were really impressed with how these girls conducted themselves” The end of the road may have been harder on the parents and coaches than the young players, the coach admitted. “They have to hold it,” she said of the disappointment. “They have to act like its OK, so the kids don’t Q see.”

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of Carroll Street in Brooklyn under two feet of water. Looked like a canoe would be the only method of transportation! Few can argue the effects of climate change has intruded our daily lives. More than half of the United States baked in a heat wave this past weekend followed by deadly rain and wind on Monday. Our leaders need to create an action plan and devote necessary funds to ensure the city doesn’t break down every time a weather event happens. In retrospect, we should be surprised and thankful that so few went without power in such extreme heat. That is no relief for those that were affected. But in light of the antiquated system of sewers, subway tunnels and electric grid we have, most of us were fortunate to have the a/c running all weekend. It’s time to end the blame game and fix the crumbling infrastructure.

Revenge porn bill finally law At times, we have to scratch our heads in amazement why certain proposed laws aren’t passed immediately. A prime example is the “Revenge Porn” bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov Cuomo. The legislation defines revenge porn as the criminal act of unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image when done with the intent to cause harm to the emotional, financial or physical welfare of another person and when the image was taken with a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private. This bill was first proposed by Bayside Assemblyman Ed Braunstein in 2014. Unfortunately, the Internet Association, a lobbying group that represents Google and other web companies, pressured the Republican-controlled state Senate to table the bill prior to the Democrats gaining control this session. Also on Tuesday, the federal government announced the Justice Department will investigate Google, Facebook and other internet companies for antitrust practices. Separately, Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine yesterday for mishandling

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this was at taxpayers’ expense to raise his national profile and name identification with voters to grease the wheels for his 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary bid. Hardworking municipal civil servants work full-time. They can’t campaign parttime like DeBlasio. They would have to either take a leave of absence or quit their day job. If de Blasio is serious, he should avoid the appearance of any conf lict of interest by resigning today. He should be honest enough to run full-time for president on his own time and dime. De Blasio is really just auditioning for a job in Washington after leaving office at the end of December 2021 assuming a Democrat is elected president in 2020. Larry Penner Great Neck

Too many bike lanes Dear Editor: In the July 11 article “How did we get here? Bike expert weighs in,” John Benfatti in his own words tells us that bicycles on New York City streets are not viable. He states “some people still consider them as reckless, as not following the law, going through red lights and causing danger to pedestrians and getting in the way of motor vehicle traffic.” Right on! Probably 90 percent of bike riders fail to follow the traffic laws and are a menace to pedestrians while the proliferation of bike lanes and bike racks impede automobile traffic. He further states, “People don’t really see the bicycle as a viable means of transporta-


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DA poll worker clarification Dear Editor: As a poll worker for three years, I think your readers would like some additional information about the recount going on for the Queens district attorney race, Queens Chronicle, July 11, “What we know about DA election.” In the article referenced above, it states that “If a voter failed to fill in the circle next to a candidate’s name, the optical scanner would not have recorded the vote.” That is true, but there is more to it than that. Since I was a scanner inspector in the election in question, I can attest to what happens next with that vote. The voter is given a choice: to have their ballot accepted by the voting machine, but their vote not counted or they could return to the election district table they got it from and be given a new ballot, to replace the one filled out in error. As for the first ballot, it would be labeled as a “voided” ballot and placed in a separate envelope to be given to the Board of Elections after the poll site is closed. Every scanner inspector has a specific procedure to go through when the voting machine does not accept an offered, filledout ballot. Our goal is to make sure every vote is counted and if that involves the voter going back for a new ballot, so be it. We want every regular ballot to be accepted by the voting machine, but problems do occur. Therefore, the ballots the optical scanner did not record are the ones either voided by the process above or it was the voters who decided not to obtain a new ballot. The recount is taking this long for the Board of Elections to ascertain what exactly happened concerning these voided ballots or the ones that the voters decided to let the machine accept, even though their votes were not counted. As for myself, I let the voter know what his or her options were and all of them decided to go get a new ballot, to make sure their vote counted in such a close race. As for the affidavit ballots, which are not scanned into the voting machines, a different procedure is used to ensure that the public’s vote is counted. It might be that the voter’s name was not found in the voter registration lists, given that they were dropped from the roll for some reason or that they came to the wrong poll site. Whatever the reason, the voters are given the option of marking an affidavit ballot so that their vote might be counted. Whether it is or not is determined by the Board of Elections

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LETTERS TO THE continued from previous page Hayes claims the southern border is barricaded by walls and barbed wire. Most of it is not protected at all, enabling illegal immigrants to freely trespass. The mainstream media has been pretty open emphasizing that Mr. Trump’s goal of a protected wall has not been realized. Ethnic identity was once strongly discou raged i n favor of assi m ilat ion. Today, immigrants are not encouraged to assimilate, learn English or adapt to American life. Now, it is native-born Americans who are asked to adapt. Those who don’t are intimidated, instilled with guilt and shame. We have become a patchwork of nations and identities, where there is no longer a definition of what it means to be American. Old holidays, celebrations and traditions are tossed aside as “racist” and meaningless and those who observe are ridiculed and condemned. The major force behind this is race and ethnic baits, as well as social programs to create government dependence, orchestrated by the Democratic Party and its sole purpose is to gain votes. Edward Riecks Howard Beach

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Immigration policies II Dear Editor: Trump’s attempt to demonize the four Democratic congresswomen, the “Squad,” all of whom are citizens of our nation, is not a revelation that he is a racist, but confirmation of his hatred for those who are not white. “Blood & soil” may be Trump’s mantra but is not the basis of America. America’s identity is founded upon principals enumerated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence wherein he wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” Ronald Reagan in his farewell address to the nation stated that regardless of place of birth anyone could be an American. Trump is clearly drawn to the worst of our Angels. His racism and misogynist hatred can only have been created from birth. No wonder that both father and son were fined for discrimination in housing by the Feds. No wonder that there are claims that Fred Trump was a member or an associate of the KKK. It is not remarkable that Trump did not see his mother as an immigrant, as she was white. If Trump could he would open our borders to white immigrants from Europe.

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Chain migration was fine for Melanie Trump’s parents but is the object of scorn when sought by brown or black families. Trump and his base are fighting a lost battle. The dinosaurs died off and demog raphics dict ate that the U.S. will become a majority nonwhite country within years. John Kennedy said, “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” Trump may be wealthy. His base may be economically deprived. What ties them and the Republican Party together is how terribly spiritually poor they are! Ed Horn Baldwin, LI

Immigration policies III Dear Editor: Thriving communities built on the backs of immigrants have become ghost towns, retreating in fear and panic as ICE launched raids, presumably to rid the USA of “these terrible people,” although America itself is a “nation of immigrants.” It is as draconian, as it is un-American, and will only divide the nation further. It is evil. In these communities, which receive little city, state and/or federal funding, immigrants are treated like orphans, and continue to be exploited, marginalized and ignored, although they have paid their dues in political, economic and historical ways. Most politicians see their communities as milking cows for campaign cash, and then slither away when issues confront these communities. So when you see these people, ask them, “What have you done for me lately? Where were you when ICE struck?” Immigrants have developed flourishing communities from decaying neighborhoods to the thriving economic engines that now contribute massively to the national and local economies. We therefore demand that everyone come out and denounce this barbaric initiative. You know who you are. You need to say in unison loudly to ICE that NYC is a sanctuary city, and that you condemn and demand an immediate halt to the despotic measures that have disrupted the local economies, businesses, fellow Americans and visitors — indeed, everyone, living and working in this nation which belongs to so many. Albert Baldeo Ozone Park

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Dear Editor: Mr. Larosa’s diatribe in response to my letter “Truth, justice and Judge Judy,” is a nonsequitor and unrelated to my point about lying politicians. I never mentioned “mob rule” or “redistribution.” I suggest he moderate his Trump-hating obsession and learn to read. Ed Konecnik Flushing

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Identity politics doesn’t improve NYC education g radu at ion rates by Bob Friedrich It would be an unthinkable, career-end- a n d a c a d e m i c ing act if a government administrator achievements conspent millions of tax dollars on outside tinue to falter. Interconsultants to create racially charged staff estingly, Carranza, presentations to root out “toxic blackness” who came from San and a culture of “Black Supremacy.” Like- Francisco, did not wise, it would be unthinkable to then send send his own chilyour senior administrators to re-education d r e n t o p u b l i c boot camps where they’re taught to “take school but instead a step back” and “yield” to white col- sent them to an elite leagues, and to focus on white people middle and high school. Culturally rich neighborhoods such as rather than black people. These would be prime examples of racial bigotry at its Chinatown and Little Italy in Manhattan, worst — if true. But truth be told, under and Koreatown and Little India in Queens Department of Education Chancellor are seen by administrators such as Carranza as pockets of institutional “segregaRichard Carranza, it is happening. Senior administrators have been told to tion” that infect their local schools. In take just this sort of action and yield to reality, these wonderful neighborhood their black colleagues; to focus on black meccas are proof of legitimate desires of people over white people; and to “root out people with shared cultures, languages toxic whiteness” and a “white supremacy and histories to want to live in close proxculture” that according to the Chancellor imity to one another. Mr. Carranza practices the kind of “permeates” every nook and cranny of the NYC school system. Interchanging the identity politics that divides people into words “white” or “black” makes it no less racial and ethnic categories and pits one group against another, racist and offensive. while fomenting aniJ u d g i n g p e o pl e b y mosity along the way. immutable characterishat remains is Anyone who opposes tics such as skin color is a failed school his radical racial engithe definition of racism. neering is labeled a Chancellor Carranza system where “racist” — making any is on a zealous crusade legitimate discussion of to root out “toxic whiteracial tensions this topic taboo. Indocness” and “white are stoked ...” trination seminars are supremacy.” He is conn ow m a n d a t e d fo r vinced that our school system is plagued with systemic racism senior administrators by Carranza. One of that is rampant even though the NYC these lessons lists some of the telltale school system has been led for decades by signs of white supremacy; “perfectionism, racially diverse chancellors, closely coor- a sense of urgency, worship of the written dinating with the UFT and a progressive word, individualism, and objectivity.” In a mayor and City Council — hardly a radi- saner time, these performance characteristics would be considered virtues and cal group of white supremacists. A byproduct of this racially divisive hallmarks of success. The Carrranza remission to alter the NYC school system education camps require “White Privilege was a recent school job posting on Indeed. Exercises” where questions are skewed to com — reported by the New York Post elicit what the Chancellor calls “implicit and quickly taken down when exposed — bias.” Any attempt to deny your own that sought to hire “teachers of color for implicit bias or question it is proof that the 2019-2020 school year.” This job post- you yourself are biased. This type of ciring violated numerous city, state and fed- cular reasoning makes it virtually impossible to have a legitimate discussion or eral statutes. Carranza is currently being sued by debate on this topic. All of this unfettered social engineerthree senior white educators who allege that they were forced out and replaced by ing does nothing to improve education less-qualified African-American educa- scores, drop-out rates or escalating rates tors simply because of their skin color. of school violence and bullying. What Elected officials, with the sole exceptions remains is a failed school system in which of Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli racial tensions are stoked — not soothed and freshman Queens Councilman Bob — children continue to suffer, and educaHolden, have remained silent on this sub- tional success becomes a mere afterQ ject. Meanwhile, a hostile work environ- thought. Bob Friedrich is President of Glen Oaks ment is brewing in our schools and the “toxic whiteness” obsession is being pri- Village, a civic leader and a former City oritized at the expense of students, whose Council candidate.

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First look at new PS 66 addition Two years in the making, Richmond Hill school wing ready for fall by Michael Shain Editor

One of the oldest school buildings in New York, PS 66 in Richmond Hill, has finished work on a new wing that will add six new classrooms and a new cafeteria. Officials from the School Construction Authority last week gave Councilman Eric Ulrich (D-Ozone Park) a preview of the new, $42-million addition. The school, named for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis because of her work to preserve classic architecture in the city, will gain 124 new seats when the wing opens this fall. The addition created two new pre-K classrooms, one kindergarten room and three standard classrooms. A new cafeteria and kitchen, an exercise room The existing school, which a nd a n of f ice opened in 1898, also got suite for school some improvements, like a administrators are new classroom, a project also included. Q room and a nurse’s office.

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The f irst brand-new high school in Queens in eight years — which will become one of the biggest on its first day — is beginning to take shape on Northern Boulevard. And the shape will be large. On the site of a shuttered Sports Authority — the superstore chain that went out of business in 2016 — the city’s School Construction Authority is proposing to build a new school that will seat more than 3,000 students starting in 2023 H.S. 472, as the new school has been designated in its early stages, will be six stories, big enough for three different high schools to be housed there. New details about the school came out earlier this month in an environmental impact statement the SCA is required to complete before the project goes to contract, some time in December. Once completed, the high school will be the first from-theground-up secondary school built since Maspeth High School

The SCA wants to take advantage of the huge site on Northern BouleGOOGLE EARTH vard left by Sports Authority’s bankruptcy in 2016. in 2011. It will also become the seventh-largest in the borough. The impact on nearby transportation, the authors of the report noted, will include a sharp increase in foot traffic at the busy Northern Blvd. subway station next to the school.

But, the report suggested, “if the start time for the proposed H.S. 472 is before 8 a.m., then the school-generated southbound subway traffic will not overlap for the peak hour for commuters.” The SCA is committed to

build 5,400 new seats for high schoolers in Queens, where schools have been chronically over capacity for much of the last decade, by 2023. Less than half that number will come from expanding existing schools in the borough, including a new building for the Academy of American Studies that will be able to nearly double its 1,000-student enrollment when it’s completed in 2021. Extensions that have just begun for Francis Lewis, the borough’s largest secondar y school with 4,300 students, and Cardozo high schools. But the majority of new seats — 3,079 i n all — will be accou nt ed for by t he new school. The budget for the new facility was set at $112 million last year. But a spokesman for SCA this week said while the school is in the design phase, the budget remains to be determined. Calls to Community Board 2 and the Borough President’s Office asking for comment were Q not immediately returned.

State bans cat declawing New York on Monday became the first state to outlaw the practice of declawing cats when Gov. Cuomo signed a bill banning the procedure absent medical necessity. “Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” Cuomo said in a statement issued by his office. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.” Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), in a press release, also applauded the new law, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan). “Cat declawing is a brutal procedure similar to severing a human finger at the first knuckle and has lifelong ramifications for cats,” Gianaris said. “I am proud of the new Senate majority’s emphasis on animal welfare and am glad t he gover nor enacted t h is legislation.” Rosenthal, in Gianaris’ release, said there are low-cost and pain-free alternaQ tives that already exist.


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Pols denounce water dousing Giuliani and de Blasio battle on Twitter over actions by David Russell Associate Editor

Five city councilmembers took to the steps of City Hall to denounce the actions of those who doused NYPD officers with buckets of water in Harlem and Brooklyn. Councilmembers Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), Kalman Yeger (D-Brooklyn) and Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) showed their support for the police on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re seeing a disturbing trend of disrespect toward our police officers that reminds me of the bad old days of New York City in the ’80s and ’90s,” Holden said in a statement. “We must come together to support the NYPD in the face of such embarrassing, lawless behavior before it escalates into something even worse, and the perpetrators of these ‘water bucke t ’ at t a ck s d e s e r ve t o b e prosecuted.” Chief Terence Monahan tweeted his disgust at the actions on Monday. “The videos of cops being

Councilman Paul Vallone denounces the actions of the men who doused police officers with water earlier in the week as fellow Councilmembers Mark Gjonaj, Eric Ulrich and Bob Holden look on. NYC COUNCIL PHOTO / TWITTER

doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they made an arrest #Harlem is reprehensible. NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.” On Wednesday, 1010 Wins reported that the NYPD arrested three suspects accused of dousing the cops with water in

two incidents. “Ever y day, thousands of NYPD officers put their lives on the line to protect quality of life and serve our communities,” Vallone said in a statement. “The actions displayed in the now viral video of NYPD officers being doused with buckets of water are shocking and deeply troubling. I stand in support of our men and women in blue when I say this public display of harassment is

completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” The New York City Police Benevolent Association blamed “anti-cop lawmakers” for the actions in a tweet Monday. “Our anti-cop lawmakers have gotten their wish: the NYPD is now frozen. It’s not the fault of these police officers. It’s the end result of the torrent of bad policies and anti-police rhetoric that has been streaming out of City Hall and Albany for years now.” Rudy Giuliani tweeted that the “disrespect for the uniform is a result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor. This is what happens with kneejerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.” Mayor de Blasio responded tweeting, “When you disrespect our NYPD officers, you disrespect ALL New Yorkers. We don’t tolerate that in our city. The truth is crime’s NEVER been lower in New York City and that’s because we’re bridging the divide between police and communities — a divide @RudyGiuliani helped create.” Q

W’haven bike rider struck A cyclist was struck by an SUV late Tuesday night in Woodhaven and critically injured, the latest in a rash of bicycle riders who have been killed or badly hurt in recent days. Officials did not identify immediately the rider who was hit at the cor ner of Ja maica Avenue a nd Wo o d h ave n Bou leva rd shor t ly before 1 a.m. The driver stayed at the scene of the collision and no arrests made, they said. The cyclist was taken to Jamaica hospital. Bi ke - s a fe t y a d vo c a t e s we r e already pushing for new measures to protect riders following the deaths of two cyclists the day before, one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and another on Staten Island. The last bike fatality in Queens was last March on Borden Avenue in Long Island City. The cyclist was a 51-year-old man. Ten riders were killed in New York City in 2018. This year, 17 cyclists have been killed by automobiles or trucks. Advocates want to see more bike Q — Michael Shain

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Sunday blaze in Richmond Hill claims two A mother and her 7-year-old daughter died Sunday morning in a fast-moving, twoalarm fire that swept through their Richmond Hill home in the midst of last weekend’s heat wave. The woman’s two teenage sons were injured, one critically, by the fire that may have been caused by a faulty air-conditioner

cord, officials said. The house did not have smoke detectors, they said. Silvia Umana, 51, a pharmacist and single mother from El Salvador, and her daughter, Guadalupe, died in the wood-frame house on 117th Street and Atlantic Avenue before help could arrive, they said.

More than 100 firefighters needed nearly an hour to bring the fire under control and keep it from spreading to other houses on the block, officials said. Patricia Winters, principal of Guadalupe’s school, Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy, has set up a GoFundMe page for the family. — Michael Shain

The state last week finished rehabilitating the Jewel Avenue bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway as well as the entrance and exit ramps that connect the avenue to the southbound highway. The project included the repair of the bridge deck and structural steel, the repaving of the bridge’s road surface and the reconstruction of its sidewalks. Structural repairs were also made to the exit and entrance ramps leading to and from Jewel Avenue to the southbound Van Wyck. Additional improvements include new LED streetlights, traffic lights, drainage scuppers and fencing. Signage along the roadway was upgraded to meet current standards and provide better reflectivity and readability. The project also included the repair of three retaining walls along the eastbound Long Island Expressway: between 58th Street and Maurice Avenue; between Junction Boulevard and 97th Place; and at the exit ramp at 138th Street. Additional signage and roadway striping were also added along Meadow Lake Drive in Q Flushing Meadows Corona Park.


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Recount to end next week Calling in reinforcements for Katz-Cabán observers by Michael Shain Editor

As the recount of the Queens district attorney primary dragged into its third week, fatigue appears to be setting in on both sides of the unusually contentious election. Ballots from 13 of 18 Assembly districts have been reviewed one by one since the recount began July 10. Scores of city Board of Elections workers appea r to be on schedule to complete the count by mid-next week. Meanwhile, the campaigns of both Borough President Melinda Katz and insu rgent candid a t e Ti f fa ny Cabá n have started to call for help from outside the county. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the presidential candidate who endorsed Cabán, sent emails to his list of supporters in New York last week urging them to volunteer to become observers of the vote count at the BOE’s facility in Middle Village, as first reported in the Queens Eagle.

“The race still isn’t decided,” the letter read. “The margin is razor thin and a recount is underway.” The letter included a link to Cabán’s website where volunteers can sign up for observer duty. Meanwhile, lawyers for county Democratic organizations in the Bronx and Brooklyn have started to show up at the recount to aid Katz’s two election lawyers, Michael Reich and Frank Bolz, who have been monitoring the laborious recount process. Obser vers f rom both campaigns have been stationed at each of 12 tables, 10 hours a day, in the large, f luorescent-lighted room where the recount has been t ak i ng place since earlier this month. Their job is to look over every ballot that was cast on primary day, June 25, before a BOE staffer marks the vote for Katz, Cabán or any of the other six candidates for DA. If the observer believes the ballot was vaguely or improperly marked, the dis-

A relief observer at the recount waits on the sideline and, left, the subject line to a Bernie PHOTO BY MICHAEL SHAIN Sanders email. puted paper is set aside for lawyers to argue over at a later time. The lawyers on both sides meanwhile act kind of like football coaches on the sidelines, every few hours sending in replacement observers who are waiting Q patiently on folding chairs.

Write-in votes at the recount Write-in candidates have hardly made a dent in the district attorney primary’s recount — but voters are pencilling in some notable names. Former Mayor and former federal prosecutor Rudolph Giuliani’s name appears several times as a write-in candidate in the closely watched race. A former city councilman from Jamaica, Alan W. Jennings, who was censured by the Council in 2005 for sexual harassment and then defeated for re-election, was a write in vote getter. Even though this was a Democratic primary, one voter wrote in Daniel Kogan, the Republican nominee for DA in November’s general election. Kogan, an Ozone Park lawyer who did not face a primary, has expressed some reluctance about campaigning for the job. One person cast a write-in ballot for Guido Mista, who is not a real person but a gun-totting cartoon character in a popular Japanese anime series. The votes so far ref lect only the results from about half the 18 AssemQ bly districts in Queens. — Michael Shain

Meng introduces bill Senate passes bill to aid CC students for 9/11 responders by David Russell

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Saying, “community colleges play a critical role in American higher education,” Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced a bill to improve graduation rates at the schools. The Community College Student Success Act seeks to ensure that underresourced public community colleges with high percentages of low-income and minority students have the necessary funding to develop and implement support services. “Of the over 40 percent of undergraduates who are enrolled at community colleges across the United States, a large portion are first-generation, low-income college students, and half are from minority communities,” Meng said in a statement. “Unfortunately, many of the institutions they attend are under-resourced. In addition, access to college means little without degree completion.” Meng’s legislation would provide academic advice, academic and career support and financial support. Her goal is to replicate nationwide the

CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which was launched at six community colleges in 2007 to help students earn associate degrees within three years by offering financial, academic and personal assistance. According to CU N Y, ASA P has helped more than 46,000 students over 12 years and has an average three-year graduation rate of 53.4 percent as opposed to 25 percent for matched comparison group students. Additionally, ASAP students transfer to baccalaureate programs and earn their bachelor’s degrees at higher rates than non-ASAP students. “As a former community college president, I have personal experience with the specific challenges facing community college students and ASAP has proven, time and again, to be a solution to those challenges by dramatically improving graduation rates and providing an incredible support system for our students,” said CU N Y Cha ncellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. Queens is home to a pair of community colleges: Queensborough in Bayside Q and LaGuardia in Long Island City.

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a bill guaranteeing financial support to families of 9/11 first responders and victims by a 97-2 vote. “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” is named for members of the NYPD and FDNY who died from health complications following work at Ground Zero. “The true Twin Towers of New York are the FDNY and the NYPD, and fully funding and permanently authorizing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is the least we can do to honor their sacrifices,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens). “This is about the patriotism of iron workers, operating engineers, the building trades, doctors, nurses and the countless others that ran to help,” said Paul Nunziato, president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association. “This is about ordinary citizens who went to work and found themselves the victims

of the worse attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. This is about everyone who was affected by the attacks and every family that lost and continue to lose loved ones.” The Port Authority Police Department holds the grim distinction of suffering the greatest number of line-of-duty deaths in a single incident in the history of American law enforcement, with 37 PAPD officers killed. “For too long we’ve waited to settle this matter; too many people have put up partisan roadblocks along the way,” said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “But now we are here, exiting a dark tunnel to guarantee — once and for all — that the heroes who rushed to the towers eighteen years ago will no longer have to worry about compensation for their families.” In February, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that injured and ill responders and survivors would receive cuts to the money they were expecting due to a funding shortfall. Now the fund has been extended Q through 2090.


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Says bikes should be registered, criticizes recent Green Light Bill by David Russell Associate Editor

Councilman Bob Holden speaks during last Wednesday’s town hall meeting. obtain a driver’s license. He said Washington had it for many years but people were paying others to take the test for them and receiving phony credentials. Holden said fraud was also an issue in New Mexico. He acknowledged that those in favor of the measure made the case that the amount of people driving without a license and insurance led to the high number of hit-andrun incidents.

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Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village) discussed his concerns regarding bicyclists in the city during his town hall meeting at his office last Wednesday. “My wife, who works in Manhattan, says now bikes have taken over as the most dangerous [mode of transportation],” he said. Holden said he has an issue with bicycles not needing licenses, adding that pedestrians can “kind of predict” when cars will stop but “very few” bicyclists stop at lights. “We need some program that will train and that will register them,” he said. “I know that’s a dirty word with some bicyclists but if they’re going to ride the bike every day they should be insured or actually have some license or at least identification.” Holden hopes to see some enforcement from police while also explaining his dislike of electric bikes. “That’s an accident waiting to happen,” he said. The cyclists are more elevated than those riding e-bikes, who are so low “it’s almost like walking,” according to Holden. “I just see disaster if those are legalized,” he said. Holden also spoke about the Green Light Bill, allowing undocumented immigrants to

According to the lawmaker, Mayor de Blasio was receptive to a number of his concerns in a recent meeting. PS 9 is a school for special needs students in an industrial part of Maspeth, with 18-wheelers outside the building. Holden said even if the building was renovated at great cost, there would still be trucks outside the building. “When you go in you can actually smell diesel fuel,” he said. Holden has been going back and forth in the papers with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, who the Councilman says isn’t discussing education as much as he should. “He’s really talking about race,” Holden said. “I think he should be talking about education. They say our schools are segregated. I said my schools are not. Our schools are very diverse here.” Holden said he’s been to all the schools in the 30th Council District and that they are diverse. He added that if other councilmembers have a problem with the schools they should “fight it out somewhere else.” “Right here I want to focus on academics, education and improving education for our kids, giving them necessary tools,” he said. Holden added, “I just hear that ‘we want to create equity.’ Everybody does. Of course. And I think there is in my district. He hasn’t been to Q my district. He hasn’t been in this area.”

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Advocates ‘honor’ Queens bus routes TransitCenter, Straphangers say Q54 is boro’s slowest; Q58, Q24 need help by Michael Gannon Editor

Riders of the Q54 bus in Queens can take heart — sort of — in a report released Tuesday by NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter that confirms they’re riding the slowest bus in the borough. The two riders’ organizations gave out their annual Pokey and Schleppie awards, the former for the slowest bus routes, and the latter for those with the most bunching, or buses arriving too closely to each other, thus making reliable service unpredictable. The surveys took place in all city bus routes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays this past May. No Queens routes were close to being the worst in the city in their categories, but the study also broke down the worst offenders by borough. The Q54, which runs between Jamaica and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, clocked in at 6.4 miles per hour, but still was appreciably faster than the top — or bottom — performers in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. The Q58, which runs between Ridgewood and Flushing, did have the ninth-worst bunching problem in the city for lines with daily ridership of 10,000 or more at 15.1 percent. While it does not meet the 10,000 rider

NYC Transit’s Q58 bus definitely has some limitations according to the results of a study issued Tuesday by the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter. The route was rated number FILE PHOTO nine in the city on the list of least reliable major bus routes. threshold, the Q24, which runs between Jamaica and Bushwick, Brooklyn, had the worst bunching in Queens at 16.3 percent “Our findings highlight what many city bus riders already know from daily commuting,” said Gene Russianoff, senior attorney for the Straphangers. “Despite significant bus improvements in recent years, far too many riders suffer slow and unreliable

bus service.” The groups did note that the number of major routes eligible for Schleppies — with 15 percent bunching or higher — was down from last year. In an email to the Chronicle, MTA Communications Director Tim Minton said agency officials are all too well aware of the need to boost performance.

“Improving bus service is one of the four main pillars of President Andy Byford’s plan to modernize NYC Transit,” Minton wrote. “We’re redesigning the bus network in every borough, building a state-of-the-art new command center to better manage service, and modernizing our fleet with reliable new buses that are the most accessible, clean-running and advanced in history.” Minton added that as part of the redesign, NYC Transit is assessing where new residential and commercial development has impacted bus routes. “The commonsense objective is to make routes more direct and serve more New Yorkers, so that our buses can get them to their destinations faster,” he wrote. NYC Transit is in the midst of a year-long study aimed at determining how routes, bus stop locations and other factors can be combined to improve service throughout the borough. A report on existing Queens conditions is scheduled to be released this month. Some bus routes, for example, are old trolly routes and have not been adjusted in 40 years or longer despite changes in the community. A draft plan for alternatives is slated for release in November. A final proposal, which will be subject to public review, is Q scheduled for release next April.

New book looks at exciting ’85 season A Mets-Yankees World Series was a realistic possibility for the first time by David Russell

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The Mets are currently one of the worst teams in the National League and, barring a miraculous run, will be watching the World Series at home. Chris Donnelly’s book “Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul” (University of Nebraska Press) takes a look back at the first time when there was a legitimate chance of the two teams meeting in the Fall Classic. When looking for a book to write he noticed that the Yankees were American League champions in 1981 and the worst team in 1990. Meanwhile, the Mets were going the other way. “It just so happened that in the middle of the decade is where the two teams meet going in opposite directions,” he said. The Mets finished 98-64, the Yankees 97-64. Both teams just missed the playoffs, with the Mets being edged by the Cardinals and the Yankees looking up at the Blue Jays when the season was over. “You never had both of them good or even close to being this good at the same time,” Donnelly said. “And in September that’s all people were thinking about. They thought there was going to be a Subway Series.” Interleague play was still a dozen years

away so the World Series would have been the only way for the teams to meet outside of spring training. Fans missed out on matchups involving Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden and MVP Don Mattingly; Rickey Henderson running on Gary Carter; Ron Guidry facing Darryl Strawberry; Don Baylor facing Sid Fernandez; Billy Martin, in his fourth stint managing the Yankees, playing chess with Davey Johnson. “It is kind of sad to think that we missed out because I think it would have been a classic,” Donnelly said. Phil Niekro, who made his debut in 1964, won his 300th career game on the final day of the season. The 46-year-old Yankees knuckleball pitcher was pitching in the majors before Gooden was even born. “The side stories just would have been amazing,” Donnelly said. A nother factor was George Stei nbrenner’s obsession with the Mets and beating them at all costs. He once got into a screaming match with Martin after losing a 1977 exhibition game despite being in the World Series several months earlier. “Yankees players would tell me, ‘Look, I was aware of what the Mets were doing because George made you aware of what they were doing. You had to know,’” Donnelly said.

The Mets had been an irrelevant laughingstock in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Donnelly said he had a lot of Yankees drama to write about but “On the Mets side what struck me most is how often I had to write the phrase, ‘This is the first time the Mets had done X since Y’ because they had been so bad for so long. This is the first time they hit four home runs in a game in 10 years. The first time they swept the Cubs in Chicago in 15 years. How many times I had to write that just gave me insight into how truly bad they were.” In 1983, pitcher Walt Terrell had as many home runs as the team’s regular catcher, second baseman and shortstop — combined. In 1985, Carter became only the second Met in team history to drive in 100 runs in a season despite it being the 24th season of their existence. “That was so stunning to me,” Donnelly said. The Mets also had a number of wild games: an 18-inning win against the Pirates, a 26-7 loss to the Phillies and a 16-13 19-inning win against the Braves on July 4 Donnelly calls “Maybe the greatest regular season game that’s ever been played.” The Yankees wouldn’t make the World Series until 1996. The Mets would win in ’86. “’85 is really the beginning of what everyone knows as the ’86 champion Mets,”

Chris Donnelly’s book takes a look back at the first time the Mets and Yankees nearly met in COURTESY IMAGE the World Series. Donnelly said. “All that stuff: the attitude and the fun and the partying and the scum Q bunch. All that stuff starts in ’85.”


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Downsizing, consolidating, fiscal reform must show results: Cuomo by Michael Gannon Editor

Last week the Metropolitan Transportation Authority received a list of recommendations for reorganizing the agency top to bottom. Now the MTA’s board must turn the recommendations from AlixPartners into plans and Gov. Cuomo is making it clear that he expects the plans to deliver results. The aim is to improve service, end the agency’s historic massive cost overruns and project delays and eliminate the old standbys, waste and duplication, “Today is the beginning of a new, modern MTA — one that delivers better service, completes projects on time and on budget, and uses its resources effectively and efficiently,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye in a statement released July 17. “Make no mistake about it, this transformation will allow us to finally give our customers the system they deserve, and prepares us to execute on what is likely to be the biggest capital plan in MTA history,” he added. With var ious off ices and layers of bureaucracy within agencies such as the Long Island Rail Road, MetroNorth, NYC Transit and others, the reports said operations can be consolidated from the more than 40 operational groups under the MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will embark on its first major reorganization in a half century, and Gov. Cuomo has written to the agency’s board members saying he wants tangible PHOTO BY MICHAEL GANNON progress — quickly. flag to six departments. Published reports state that up to 2,700 employee positions could be eliminated, mostly from middle management with an emphasis on attrition and elimination of unfilled posts. The MTA estimates that the suggested moves could save between $370

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and $530 million per year. Cuomo, prior to the public release of the full report, said the plans look good in theory, and that some even have been suggested before. He said on July 12 that the MTA’s recurring failure has been the lack of execution and performance.

“Only time will tell, and time and the riders’ patience are short,” he said. Cuomo said he wants results on centralizing capital planning and management; decreasing homelessness within the system; eliminating bad contractors; reducing bureaucracy and improving service. In a letter to the MTA board dated July 16, the governor expressed concern that there are no completion dates or performance measures for the reorganization plans. A new state law specifically tasks the MTA board with implementing the reforms. “The MTA will not reform itself,” Cuomo wrote. “The dysfunctional culture is long embedded. ... Reform only comes from an external source.” Cuomo also wants demonstrated progress on the installation of biometric devices to ensure when employees are in fact on duty; a forensic audit and other matters. Some of the governor’s critics have accused Cuomo in the past of not bargaining hard enough with transit unions for concessions and productivity gains. Cuomo said that ball is in Chairman Patrick Foye’s court. “The [Transit Workers Union] contract has expired and Chairman Foye is to be directly responsible for the negotiation to Q execute a new contact,” he wrote.

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Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 6 Festivities across Queens bring cops and area residents together by Ryan Brady Editor

Get ready to party with your precinct. The 36th annual National Night Out Against Crime is coming to town on Aug. 6. Planned across the borough and country that night are free barbecues, concerts, sports and other family-fun activities that bring together borough cop and community members. And no matter what part of Queens you’re in, it won’t be hard to find one of the celebrations. Victory Field in Forest Park, at Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, is where you can catch the Night Out celebration of the 102nd Precinct, which covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and northern Ozone Park. From 6 to 9 p.m., you can check out free food and drinks, raffle prizes, entertainment and informative literature. Those in the 103rd Precinct — which has Hollis and part of Jamaica, including its downtown business district — can celebrate from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rufus King Park at 150th Street and 89th Avenue. Residents can grab some delicious food with some Southeast Queens cops, listen to music, and meet representatives of different social service groups. Those who live in Glendale, Maspeth,

Emilia of Middle Village flashes a cop car’s lights at the 104th Precinct’s 2018 National Night FILE PHOTOS Out celebration in Juniper Valley Park. Middle Village and Ridgewood should head to the 104th Precinct’s Night Out festivities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Juniper Valley Park, which is at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street. There will

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Point, Bay Terrace, Whitestone and most of Flushing — will host its National Night Out celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s set to have r ides, enter t ain ment, food and raffles. Corona and Elmhurst are protected by the 110th Precinct, which will be celebrating from 5 to 7 p.m. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park by 111th Street and 53rd Avenue. Activities for children, a DJ, raff les, r ides a nd a bou ncy house a re planned. Over at Douglaston Parkway and 61st Avenue, the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center’s roof is where northeast Queens’ 111th Precinct will celebrate from 6 to 9 p.m. Folks will get to enjoy hot dogs, beverages, a DJ, giveaways and clowns. As they do every year, Forest Hills and Rego Park are also getting in on the Night Out excitement. The 112th, which fights crimes in those neighborhoods, will celebrate in MacDonald Park at 87-20 Queens Blvd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a barbecue, kosher food, perfor mers, dancers, boxers and Zumba. The rain location is the Forest Hills Jewish Center. Baisley Pond Park at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard is where the 113th Precinct will have its event from 6 to 10 p.m. Springf ield Gardens, St. Albans and South Jamaica are in the precinct. Movies, food, games, music, rides, dancing and prizes will be at the Night Out celebration for people to enjoy. East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and northern Corona residents can have a blast at the 115th Precinct’s Night Out party, which will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Northern Park, which is located on Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th streets. There’ll be a bounce house, face painters, games, food, music by DJ RonQ ald and cotton candy balloons.

be rides, dance classes, a concert, food and drinks, public safety information, h e a lt h s c r e e n i n g s a n d c o m m u n it y vendors. Queens’ easter n most precinct, the 105th, features Bellerose, Floral Park, Queens Village and Rosedale. Residents of those neighborhoods can go to the Night Out celebration at Cabbell Park, which is at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m. Networking, rides and music are planned, and participants will also get to learn crime prevention information. Residents of Howard Beach, Ozone Park, and South Ozone Park will enjoy the 106th Precinct’s Night Out event. It’ll take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Addabbo Playground section of Tudor Park at 133rd Avenue and 81st Street. There will be music, free refreshments, g iveaways a nd ot her activities. Do you live in Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills or south Flushing? If so, head on over to the Electchester Shopping Center at Parsons Boulevard and Jewel Avenue, where the 107th Precinct will have its NNO event. There’ll be a barbecue, music and members of the NYPD Explorers program. Get down with the 108th Precinct from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Andrews Grove on 49th Avenue between Fifth Street and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Music and food will be among the fun. The precinct cover s LIC, Su n nyside a nd Woodside. PS 20 at Barclay Avenue and A 102nd Precinct police officer mans the grill at Union Street is where the 109th Pre- a National Night Out celebration in South Queens cinct — which includes College in 2017.


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Weird Al Yankovic performing at Forest Hills Stadium last Saturday.

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Weird Al delivers music and humor Parody master played his popular songs in 90-minute Forest Hills set by David Russell Associate Editor

Weird Al Yankovic — the master of parodying songs who has reached the Top 40 in each of the last four decades — performed his offbeat, entertaining songs at Forest Hills Stadium last Saturday. He began with a medley of fan favorites including “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “I Love Rocky Road” and “Like a Surgeon.” Yankovic followed it with “The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota” and the more recent “Word Crimes,” his 2014 parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yankovic sang the anti-Valentine “One More Minute,” which he dedicated “to all the ladies — that I never want to see again.” Among other songs were “Jurassic Park,” “Don’t Download This Song,” “Happy Weasel Stomping Day” and “Tacky.” Yankovic performed with the Queens Sym-

phony Orchestra, who performed on its own before Yankovic came onstage. The crowd’s biggest cheers were for “White and Nerdy” and “Amish Paradise.” He made a number of costume changes throughout the night, matching his looks from his music videos. During the changes, movie and TV clips were played of his cameos as well as references made to him. When he spoke to the Chronicle ahead of the show he joked about not winning an Academy Award for his three appearances in “The Naked Gun” movies, which totaled about 30 seconds. “At least one of the ‘Naked Gun’s. I mean, I was in all three of them,” he said. “Maybe all three of them together I should get some kind of honorable mention.” The encore consisted of “Star Wars” -themed Q songs “The Saga Begins” and “Yoda.”

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LEGAL NOTICE: DATE OF FILING: JUNE 28, 2019 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 710390/2015 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Premises being foreclosed: 15302 a/k/a 153-02 119th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11434. Block: 12213 Lot: 77. ACTION TO FORECLOSE MORTGAGE ON PROPERTY SITUATED IN QUEENS COUNTY. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE AS FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8, Plaintiff, -against- MICHELLE NORMAN, Individually, as Heir-at-Law to the Estate of Edision McQueen, and as Heir-at-Law to the Estate of Melodina Norman; EDDIE NORMAN, Individually, as Heir-at-Law to the Estate of Edison McQueen, and as Heir-at-Law to the Estate of Melodina Norman; RASHAWN NORMAN, as Heir to the Estate of Melodina Norman; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF MELODINA NORMAN; PALISADES COLLECTION LLC, PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY SYSTEMS, LLC a/a/o PINNACLE SECURITY LLC; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA obo INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; LASHELLE NORMAN; SHEILA NORMAN; ANTHONY NORMAN; CHEYENNE NORMAN; “JOHN DOE #5” to “JOHN DOE #10,” the last 10 names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the persons or parties, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the mortgaged premises described in the verified complaint, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Second Amended Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer, or a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within twenty (20) days after the service of the Supplemental Summons exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear, or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in this Second Amended Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT. This is an action to foreclose and reformation of a Mortgage (“the Mortgage”), covering premises known as 15302 a/k/a 153-02 119th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11434. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above as well as the recordation and/or reformation of the legal description to the Mortgage encumbering the premises. VENUE: Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premise is situated. NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVlNG A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: New York, New York May 10, 2019. PARKER IBRAHIM & BERG LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as Successor by Merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE8, /s/ Ben Z. Raindorf, Ben Z. Raindorf Esq., 5 Penn Plaza, Suite 2371, New York, New York 10001. Phone: (212) 596-7037 Email: ben.raindorf@piblaw. com. Please reply to Somerset office: 270 Davidson Avenue, 5th Floor, Somerset, New Jersey 08873. Phone: (908) 725-9700. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Cheree A. Buggs of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on June 12, 2019, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, State of New York. Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Summons and Complaint You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. Sources of Information The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs.ny.gov.

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Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action Supreme Court Of The State Of New York County Of Queens Action to Foreclose a Mortgage Index #: 718325/2018 MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P. Plaintiff, vs Ernest Tilson, Jr. AKA Ernest Tilson As Heir To The Estate Of Celestine Tilson Who Was Surviving Spouse Of Ernest Tilson, Unknown Heirs As Heir To The Estate Of Celestine Tilson Who Was Surviving Spouse Of Ernest Tilson If Living, And If He/She Be Dead, Any And All Persons Unknown To Plaintiff, Claiming, Or Who May Claim To Have An Interest In, Or General Or Specific Lien Upon The Real Property Described In This Action; Such Unknown Persons Being Herein Generally Described And Intended To Be Included In Wife, Widow, Husband, Widower, Heirs At Law, Next Of Kin, Descendants, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Legatees, Creditors, Trustees, Committees, Lienors, And Assignees Of Such Deceased, Any And All Persons Deriving Interest In Or Lien Upon, Or Title To Said Real Property By, Through Or Under Them, Or Either Of Them, And Their Respective Wives, Widows, Husbands, Widowers, Heirs At Law, Next Of Kin, Descendants, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Legatees, Creditors, Trustees, Committees, Lienors, And Assigns, All Of Whom And Whose Names, Except As Stated, Are Unknown To Plaintiff, People Of The State Of New York, United States Of America Acting Through The IRS, New York City Environmental Control Board, John Doe (Those unknown tenants, occupants, persons or corporations or their heirs, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors claiming an interest in the mortgaged premises.) Defendant(s). Mortgaged Premises: 116-46 134th Street, South Ozone Park, NY 11420 BL #: 11689 - 27 & 29. To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. TO Unknown Heirs Defendant In this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of Hon. Laurence L. Love of the Supreme Court Of The State Of New York, dated the Eighth day of July, 2019 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by Celestine Tilson (who died on February 9, 2010, a resident of the county of Chatham, State of Georgia) and Ernest Tilson, Jr. AKA Ernest Tilson to secure the sum of $144,000.00. The Mortgage was recorded at CRFN 2007000265000 in the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County on May 22, 2007. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed June 8, 2012 and recorded on June 27, 2012, in the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County at CRFN 2012000254943. 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ARTS, CULTURE & LIVING

by Mark Lord Outside, the temperature was stifling as Broadway Blockbuster Productions presented its opening night performance last Friday of the musical comedy, “Bye Bye Birdie,” at The Theatre at The Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, where it runs through July 27. Inside, more than three dozen young and highlycharged performers did some sizzling all their own. But have no fear — the air-conditioning provided a comfortable, even chilly, environment in which to enjoy a summertime diversion. This classic work, which first took Broadway by storm nearly six decades ago, tells, among others,

the tale of Conrad Birdie, a popular young rock ‘n’ roll singer, said to be modeled after the era’s superstar, Elvis Presley, who has been drafted into the army, and the teenaged fan who is selected to give him a farewell kiss on national television. His imminent departure leaves his teenybopper-followers understandably distraught. Equally upset is his manager, Albert, who also has problems on two other fronts: One has to do with his shaky relationship with his long-time secretary, Rosie, who wants to become his long-time wife; the other involves his domineering mother, Mae, who spouts slurs of increasing intensity aimed at Rosie’s Spanish background. While it remains very much of its time, the show,

filled with catchy tunes by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams and some snappy dialogue courtesy of Michael Stewart, is entertaining from start to finish. The current rendering, under the direction of Andrew Joseph Koslosky, keeps things moving apace, taking advantage of multiple playing areas on the large stage. Music director Patrick White oversees a crackerjack band, and Tara Mangione has provided energetic dances which the cast delivers with ease. About that cast ... it’s large, enthusiastic and brimming with talent. And every last performer on that stage can really sing, making the ensemble numbers a particular delight. continued on page 27

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W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G EXHIBITS “Closed for Installation,” with overlooked everyday objects like bulletin boards, park benches and water fountains remade by Fiona Connor; and “More or Less Bone,” a monumental work in fiberglass and paint by Jean-Luc Moulene. Through Mon., July 29, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.

“Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” an exclusive version for science centers and museums of the 2019 documentary about the mission that landed men on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, with never-before-seen footage. Daily through Tue., Jan. 21, 2020, 3 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $6; $5 kids, students, seniors, plus admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

“Tree of Life,” with nearly 40 works by 9 artists meant to convey peace and harmony, all for sale, with a portion of he proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh synagogue of the same name where 11 were killed and 7 wounded in an Oct. 2018 shooting. Through Thu., Aug. 1, Red Pipe Cafe, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359, bit.ly/2GAm0Nk. “Doldrums,” with works by three artists that reflect the namesake region of the Atlantic Ocean known to becalm ships, with muggy air weighing on their crews. Through Fri., Aug. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com. “Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors,” with paintings created en plein air that represent the artists’ intimate communion with the landscape, including Emilie Lee’s “Indian Creek Canyon,” with a portion of proceeds going to The Nature Conservancy. Through Thu., Sept. 5, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 3925164, eleventhstreetarts.com. “Above and Beyond — The Ultimate Flight Experience,” with interactive components including flight simulation, augmented reality, design and skill challenges and more, examining innovations in aviation from the first powered flights to space. Through Sun., Sept. 8, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $4 plus admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

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Barbara Hammer Retrospective, with movies by a prolific feminist filmmaker who died earlier this year. Program includes live events. Sat., July 27, 4 p.m. (and Sun. July 28, 4 p.m.), “Nitrate Kisses + Generations,” 6:30 p.m. “It’s an Interlace.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us. Info: movingimage.us/programs/2019/07/19.

KIDS/FAMILIES Celebrate Mexican culture at the seventh annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City, a traditional outdoor celebration, on Sun., July 28. See Special Events PHOTO COURTESY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK

Yesterday & Today, The Beatles tribute band taking the stage as part of Katz Concert Series. Sun., July 28, 6 p.m., Beach 94th St. and Shore Front Pkwy., Rockaway Beach. Free. Info: kupferbergcenter.org/ katzconcertseries. The Cold Club of Queens, performing old-school jazz and swing in the style of Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles, part of the Live at the Gantries series. Tue., July 30, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd. and 47 Road, Long Island City. Free. Info: kupferbergcenter.org. Summer Sings in Queens!, with the Forest Hills Choir, the Oratorio Society of Queens and Schola Sine Nomina performing Mozart’s Requiem and “Ave Verum Corpus,” conducted by Todd Wachsman and Ben Arendsen, the first of three concerts. Thu., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan St., Forest Hills. $15, $30 pass to all three concerts. Info: fhchoir.org Chuck Braman Quintet, modern jazz from classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s, part of Woodside Summer Concert Series. Thu., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Sergeant Collins Triangle. 59 St. and 34 Ave., Woodside. Info: newyorkjazzbands.com/ chuck-braman-quartet-quintet.

Svetlana & The Delancey Five, a swing band combining vintage sound, foot-stomping groove and an exciting stage presence. Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. (dance lesson 7 p.m.), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16, $10 members & students, teens free. Info: flushingtownhall.org, (718) 463-7700, ext. 222. PHOTO COURTESY FLUSHING TOWN HALL

Oldies night, with local tribute artist Lamar Peters performing all your favorites. Sat. July 27, 4-7 p.m., 71st Avenue Plaza (Myrtle Avenue between Forest Ave. & Stephen St.). Free.

THEATER “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with the Hip To Hip Theatre Company presenting Shakespeare’s

fantasy comedy filled with magical mischief and confused identities. Thu., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., (kids introduction 7 p.m.), Crocheron Park, 35 Ave. and Corbett Road, Bayside. Free. Info: hiptohip.org

Dashes and Dots: It’s Electric, with handson fun learning how the telegraph, one of the earliest means of electronic communication, worked. Kids will send messages in Morse code and decipher coded messages. Sat., July 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 14335 37 Ave., Flushing. $10 (children), parents, guardians free. Info: (718) 939-0647, ext. 14, queenshistoricalsociety.org,

FILM “The Exorcist,” the 1973 thriller about a possessed teenage girl, part of A Better Jamaica’s Classic Devil Film Fridays series. Fri., July 26, 8:23 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. and 153rd St, Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 657-2605, abetterjamaica.org/classic-film-fridays. Verneuil Populaire: Vintage Thrillers from France’s Genre Maestro, with six of Henri Verneuil’s films loved by all levels of French society. Fri., July 26, 7 p.m., “The Sicilian Clan” (1969); Sat., July 27, 1:30 p.m., “A Monkey in Winter” (1962); Sat., July 27, 3:30 p.m., “Greed in the Sun” (1964); Sat., July 27, 6:30 p.m., “Any Number Can Win” (1962); Sun., July 28, 4:30 p.m., “The Burglars” (1971); Sun., July 28, 7 p.m., “Fear Over the City/The Night Caller” (1975), Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15, $11 seniors & students (ages 18+ with ID), $9 (ages 3-17), members free. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us/programs. See It Big! 70mm, with seven films shown in the 70mm format, offering astonishing detail and vibrancy, including “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Dunkirk,” “Hamlet” (1996), “Brainstorm,” “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World,” “Roma” and “Ready Player One.” Thu., Aug. 1-Sun., Sept. 8, various times, multiple screenings of each film, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15, $11 seniors & students (ages 18+ with ID), $9 (ages 3-17), members free. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us/programs.

Cardboard Explosion, with puppeteer Brad Shur telling original stories via cardboard shapes and the power of imagination. Kids create a moving mouth puppet during workshops. Sun., July 28, performances 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., workshops 11 a.m., 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $14, $10 members, $8 children, $6 member children, Teens free. Info: (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 flushingtownhall.org. PHOTO COURTESY FLUSHING TOWN HALL

Environmental Science Workshops, by the Eastern Queens Alliance, offer exciting handson STEM lessons for children ages 8-12. Sixweek workshop series 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Through Thu. Aug. 5, Park House of Springfield Park, 146-02 Springfield Blvd. $32 per week or $150 for six weeks; scholarships available. Snacks served. Preregistration required. Info: (347) 824-2301, eqa-ippc/science-in-the-park, idlewildesc@easternqueensallianceorg. continued on page 28

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JAMS Festival: Still new after all these years by Michael Gannon Editor

For 22 years, the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival has been about the biggest, most eclectic summer block party in the borough. Just the way Cultural Collaborative Jamaica intends to keep it. “It’s a family event with 400 multicultural vendors selling food, fashion, jewelry and other items,” said CCJ Executive Director Tyra Emerson in a telephone interview with the Chronicle last week. “Some people tell me they come just for the food,” she said. “They tell me they don’t have lunch so they can eat at the festival.” Of course, with the “M” in JAMS

‘JAMS Festival’ When: Sat., Aug. 3, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Blvd. to 170th St. Entry: Free. Food and merchandise vendors do charge.

standing for music, Emerson said the free annual Friday night “JAMS Under the Stars” kickoff concert is once again scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 in Rufus King Park on Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd Streets. There also will be the main stage on Saturday located at 164th Street featuring a number of live musical performances, including some area artists and performers, and others visiting to perform. Not wanting to give away all their surprises, Emerson said revelers should be able to find “some names they know among the performers.” For the children there also will be the traditional offerings such as balloon animals and face painting, though Emerson said there once again will be a children’s block of free activities. “It’s important to the board that we have a free block,” she said. And one of the new features this year will be a block for seniors on 165th Street between Jamaica and Archer avenues sponsored by Healthfirst, with music, a dance floor and other amenities. “A lot of seniors may want to attend

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Mike Miller, left, Kinga Nowak and Andrew Dinan in “The Dover Road.”

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Dare you take a walk down ‘The Dover Road?’ by Mark Lord qboro contributor

Everything old is new again. At least it seems that way under the guiding hand of area resident Johnny Culver, a theatrical director whose latest endeavor is “The Dover Road,” a 1921 comedy by A.A. Milne, which will be presented by The Gingerbread Players in Forest Hills for three performances only, beginning Aug. 2. If not for a twist of fate, the production might well not have come to pass. “I found this play in the trash can of a used college bookstore in West Virginia in 1979,” Culver said. It was an original copy and Culver recalled that he read it “over and over. I didn’t understand all of the premise in my youth, but over the decades it stuck with me. Forty years later, I have brought it to life.” Milne, the English author remembered today primarily for his “Winnie-the-Pooh” books, actually was quite an accomplished playwright. “The writing in these old plays is so good, and clever, not relying on profanityy or ‘easy outs,’“ Culver said. “The writers were prolific and once they had a successful formula, stuck to it and kept writing and writing.” Interestingly, very few changes had to be made, according to Culver. He updated the setting from 1921 to “the colorful days of 1975,” and only replaced one word in the script that describes a certain prop. The play takes on mysterious overtones and, to avoid divulging too much, flyers for the upcoming engagement advise

audiences only to “Take an unexpected trip down” the road of the title. Further insight comes from the title of a film that was long ago adapted from the play: “Where Sinners Meet,” released by RKO Radio Pictures in 1934. The play’s ensemble cast includes Andrew Dinan, Mike Miller, Kinga Nowak, Suzanne Schick, Debbie Smith, Ed Adomaitis and Bart DeFinna. Dinan hinted at one of the play’s themes, saying, “We look at marriage in traditional ways that don’t reflect the reality of marriage. We don’t make sure people are in love with each other before marriage. They’re in passion.”Despite the play’s age, he’s sure audiences “will see themselves in it.” Smith believes they will see the play as “a vignette of life as it was and say, ‘Thank God it’s not like that anymore.’ “ DeFinna finds this play shares much in common with more modern ones. “This is probably the basis of all those movies and TV shows,” he said, adding, “I’m sure this Q play was very controversial in its time.”

‘The Dover Road’ When: Fri.-Sat., Aug. 2, 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m. Where: St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Entry: $15; $12 for groups of six or more. gingerbreadplayers.org. (718) 268-7772.


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continued from page 23 As Albert, Paul Inglese not only sings well, but dances and acts with equal aplomb, combining all three skills in the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put On a Happy Face.â&#x20AC;? His Rosie, Jessica Lausell, has a strong set of pipes which she displays in half a dozen numbers, most effectively in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spanish Rose,â&#x20AC;? in which she mocks the characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own ethnicity. Rosario Amico has all the right moves, not to mention the vocal chops, for the hip-swiveling Birdie, while Melanie Henderson brings a sweet singing voice to the

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bye Bye Birdieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; When: Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m. Jul. 25-26; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. Jul. 27; 5 p.m. dinner option. Where: Immaculate Conception Center, 7200 Douglaston Pkwy. Entry: $40 VIP, $25 general admission, $30 extra for dinner. (347) 556-3325 or thejosephnefoundation.org

role of Kim, the fan who was selected to receive a parting kiss from him. Richard Masin offers an original spin on Harr y Mac Afee, Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-upon father, a role forever linked with the late comic actor, Paul Lynde. While Lyndeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented delivery style occasionally surfaces, perhaps as an homage to the roleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creator, Masin takes a more powerful, less sympathetic, approach. He offers a particularly satisfying rendition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids,â&#x20AC;? in which he expresses dismay over the younger generation. Sophy Rodriguez, though a contemporary of many of her fellow actors, creates a believable portrayal of the matronly Mae, offering a comedic musical highlight in her big second-act solo. Giancarlo Cascarino makes the most of Hugo Peabody, Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-again, off-again boyfriend, while Marco Vittozzi is a delight fully nerdy Har vey Johnson. Giovanni Vittozzi has television host Ed Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awkward body stance down pat. Even on opening night, the show was in fine technical shape (kudos to Tim Morgenstern). A team of set designers provided some simple but totally apropos

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The Pickford Building constructed in 1920 at the corner of Court Square and Thomson Avenue was one of six buildings that Eagle Electrical Manufacturing founders Louis and Philip Ludwig used in their business throughout the city. The company eventually moved to Greensboro, NC and later to Mexico. Peter F. Mallon, born on April 20, 1897, into a devout Catholic family, worked hard as a salesman in the printing industry. He took over the building in 1947 and formed one of the largest printing factories and lithographers in the city. It had a spur connected to the Long Island Railroad line behind the building that came inside and moved their merchandise cheaply and quickly all over the country. Mallon was a lay Catholic leader who did many good things for the Catholic community. He traveled daily from his home on Andrews Avenue in the Bronx. Sadly he collapsed and died on August 17, 1959 at age 62. His son Harry, a brilliant Fordham graduate, took the reins of the printing empire. Harry

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KIDS/FAMILIES Making History Workshops: Coloring the 1800s, with hands-on techniques for kids ages 9-13 to dye fabric using ingredients like turmeric and oxidized copper as in the 19th century. (The Aug. 7 theme is tea.) Wed., July 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: kingmanor. org, (718) 206-0545.

SPECIAL EVENTS The Peter F. Mallon Printing Co., 45-29 Court Square, Long Island City in summer 1950. Today it is 27-28 Thomson Ave. passed away young as well, at age 67 in 1991 from cancer of the esophagus. By this time printing was being outsourced to foreign countries and the business closed. The factory had large windows which were perfect for conversion to apartment residential living. The entrance to the building was moved around and renumbered 27-28 Thomson Ave. The Pickford Building was renamed Arris Lofts. Today it is one of the most exclusive rehabilitated buildings in Long Island City with units selling in excess Q of $l million.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York SANWAR AHMED, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, V. CITY OF NEW YORK, 17 CV 3044

NOTICE TO NEW YORK CITY MOBILE FOOD VENDORS: This settlement affects the rights of licensed or unlicensed New York City mobile food vendors who, in the three years preceding the filing of this lawsuit through and including the preliminary approval date of the stipulation, were issued a summons during the relevant time period and have had their nonperishable unpermitted vending equipment seized by the City of New York without the City of New York providing a voucher to enable retrieval of the seized property. If the settlement is approved, the City of New York will pay $585.00 to each class member who files a successful claim, with the possibility of a supplemental payment up to $415.00. Additionally, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) shall conduct one additional training session on how to properly document and notice property seized from mobile food vendors, and establish when applicable new DOHMH staff members will be trained in due course after they are hired on properly documenting and noticing property seized from mobile food vendors.

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IF YOU WISH TO OBJECT TO THE FAIRNESS OF THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT, YOU MAY APPEAR AT AUGUST 13, 2019 AT 4:00 PM OR SUBMIT WRITTEN OBJECTIONS BY JULY 23, 2019 TO: Clerk of the Court United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 500 Pearl Street New York, NY 10007 IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER BUT WISH TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT, SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST IN WRITING BY JULY 23, 2019 TO: Matthew Shapiro Urban Justice Center 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10006 For further information or to get a copy of the full settlement notice or the settlement agreement, contact the Urban Justice Center at 646-602-5681 OR mshapiro@urbanjustice.org.

41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow, NYC’s largest powwow, with intertribal dance competitions between over 40 Indian Nations, Hoop Dancers and a Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire. Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food available for sale. Fri.Sun., July 26-28, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks. Performances Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m., 7-10 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. Advance day pass: $10, $5 (12 & under), at door $15, $8 (12 & under); weekend pass: $16, $7 (12 & under). Members free. Info: queensfarm.org, (718) 347-3276. Coronate Andino!, a monthly celebration of Peruvian culture, with painting and photo exhibitions, live music, dance, theater and art-making workshops. Sat., July 27, 1-6 p.m., Corona Plaza, at Roosevelt Ave. and 104 St. Info: queensmuseum.org/events. Guelaguetza Festival New York City, the seventh annual party celebrating Mexican culture with dance, food, music and traditional rites. Sun., July 28, 2-5 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. No rsvp required. Info: socratessculpturepark.org/ program, (718) 956-1819.

TOURS/HIKES Rock-A-Way Ba-by for the Sun-Set, a tour of Rockaway, looking at history, demographics, nature and the Hurricane Sandy recovery, lead by Jack Eichenbaum, the “official Queens historian” as per Borough President Melinda Katz,. Thu., Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m., meet at Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92nd St. $20. Registration required: jaconet@aol.com

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Garden Creativi-Tea Drop-In Workshops: Collages, with family-friendly activities to design, snip and paste images and textures. (The Aug. 7 theme is wearable art.) Wed., July 31, 1-3:30 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $5 individual, $12 family, children under 3 free. Info: vomuseum, (718) 359-6227. Defensive driving course, for better skills, insurance and point reduction; and to cut down on accidents. Sat., July 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Mel’s Church of Flushing, 26-15 154 St. $45. Info/registration: (631) 360-9720.

Life drawing, with a live nude model, free drinks, music, no judgments, no skeptical eyes. Each Thu., 6:30 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $10. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

MARKETS St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church Flea Market, outdoors, with 160 vendors. Every Sat.-Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Tpke. and Parsons Blvd.-150 St., Jamaica. Info: (718) 969-3226. Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens. Info: (347) 709-7661, richmondhillfleamarket.com.

SOCIAL EVENTS Israeli folk dancing, with instruction for beginners, in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Each Mon., 7:30 p.m. (beginners’ instruction); 8:3010 p.m. (intermediate dances), Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. $10. Info: (718) 380-4145, hillcrestjc.org. Yoga and tai chi, with participants enjoying classes in sun or shade. Yoga: each Sat., 9:3010:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; each Sun., 10-11 a.m.; tai chi: each Sun., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; both through Sept. 15, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Howard Beach Senior Center, with exercise classes every weekday except Thu., varying times; dances with a DJ and hot lunch every Tue., 12-3 p.m.; art classes every Thu., 9:3011:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; intro to sign language every Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.; karaoke every Wed., 1-3 p.m.; monthly book club; and more, 155-55 Crossbay Blvd. Info: (718) 738-8100. Gold Senior Center, cultural, educational and recreational programs; socialization, interaction and meeting new friends, weekly yoga class, hot, kosher nutritious meals, stimulating programs, games, trips, current events, speakers, entertainment, singalongs and “Zumba for Seniors.” $3 suggested contribution. Every Wed., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing, nfo: (718) 380-4145. 3333 SNAP: Services Now for Adult Persons, a full-service neighborhood center with exercise classes, line dancing, table pool, hot lunch daily, sewing, jewelry, quilting classes and more. 13333 Brookville Blvd., suite LL5, Rosedale. Info: (718) 525-8899, snapqueens.org. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is proud to offer the following programs, available to anyone 60+. Zumba for both beginners and continuing students, Tue., 9:30 a.m.; aerobics by Shape Up NYC, for anyone 18+, Fridays at 11 a.m.; Dear Abby discussion group, Thu., 11 a.m.; movie screenings, Wed., 1 p.m. Info: (718) 5913377, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


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CEQR No. 18DCP124Q City Planning Commission ULURP Nos. C190251 MMQ, C190325 ZMQ, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor N190364 ZRQ, C190366 ZSQ, New York, New York 10271 and C190375 ZSQ SEQRA Classification: Type I

Contact Person Olga Abinader, Director (212) 720-3493, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning

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JAMS Festival continued from page 25 variety of produce for both colorful, flavorful and healthy eating. Emerson said one of her favorites is the vendors selling water coconuts which are sliced open and can help keep revelers cool from summer temperatures during the festivities. Another sweet beverage returning this year will be proffered by vendors crushing fresh sugar cane in a press to squeeze out the juice.

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“I thought that was interesting,” Emerson said. The festival can be reached by numerous means of public transportation. The F subway line runs parallel to the route along Hillside Avenue two blocks to the north, with stops at Parsons Boulevard and 169th Street. The E and J/Z lines run parallel to the south along Archer Avenue, with a stop at Parsons. More than a dozen bus routes — some of which will be rerouted because of the festival — serve the Hillside, Jamaica and Archer avenues corridors between Parsons Q Boulevard and 170th Street.

The City Planning Commission (CPC), acting as lead agency, issued a Notice of Completion on May 3, 2019 for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Peninsula Hospital Site Redevelopment project in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), Executive Order No. 91, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), 6 NYCRR 617. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on August 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the CPC Public Hearing Room, located at 120 Broadway, Lower Concourse in New York, New York 10271. Comments are requested on the DEIS and will be accepted until Monday, August 26, 2019. The DEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the Peninsula Hospital Site Redevelopment project, proposed for construction on an approximately 9.34acre site located on Lot 1 of Block 15842, Lot 1 of Block 15843, and Lot 1 of Block 15857 in the Edgemere neighborhood of Queens Community District 14. The applicant, Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership, is requesting a zoning map amendment, City Map amendment, zoning text amendments, and Large-Scale General Development (LSGD) special permits. The applicant also intends to seek public funding and/or financing from various City and New York State agencies and/or programs related to affordable housing development. The Proposed Actions would facilitate an approximately 2,371,000 gross square feet (gsf) development comprised of 11 buildings with approximately 2,200 incomerestricted residential dwelling units (DUs). In addition, the proposed project would include approximately 72,000 gsf of retail space, including a fitness center and a supermarket, approximately 77,000 gsf of community facility space, approximately 24,000 square feet (sf) of publicly-accessible open space, and approximately 973 accessory parking spaces. The Proposed Project also includes a privately owned, open internal street network with two new 60-foot wide publicly-accessible private streets. The anticipated build year is 2034. The DEIS has identified significant adverse impacts with respect to community facilities (public elementary and intermediate schools, publicly funded child care centers), open space, transportation (traffic, public transit, and pedestrians), noise, and construction activities related to traffic and noise. The DEIS identified measures and/or potential measures that would fully or partially mitigate most significant adverse impacts; some impacts would remain unmitigated. Between DEIS and FEIS, potential mitigation measures will be studied further to determine whether they are feasible and whether any significant adverse impacts would remain unmitigated. The DEIS also considered alternatives to the Proposed Action that included a No-Action Alternative, a Lesser Density Alternative, and a No Unmitigated Significant Impacts Alternative.

Did we mention food? The 10-block extravaganza will feature meals, snacks FILE PHOTO and desserts for every palate.

Copies of the DEIS may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, New York 10271, Olga Abinader, Director (212) 720-3493; and on the New York City Department of City Planning’s website located at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

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At a Term, Part 52, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11435, on the 8th day of July, 2019. PRESENT: HON. MARGARET PARISI McGOWAN, J.S.C. XIAOLONG HONG, Plaintiff, -against - XIAOBO LU, Defendant. Index No. 1520/2018, EX PARTE ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION - amended- FILED JULY 10, 2019 COUNTY CLERK QUEENS COUNTY. Upon reading and filing the annexed Affidavits of Xiaobo Lu, the defendant herein, sworn to on June 25, 2019, the annexed affidavit of Xiaobo Lu, sworn to February 27, 2018 and the Affirmation by Solomon Zabrowsky, Esq. dated April 11, 2019, annexed hereto as Exhibit “B”, the exhibits annexed hereto, and upon all papers and proceedings heretofore had herein, and it appearing that Xiaolong Hong, the plaintiff herein, cannot with due diligence be served by another prescribed method, and pursuant to CPLR 314 (L) this is a matrimonial action for a declaratory judgment transferring title of the marital home to Ms. Lu, NOW, upon motion of Solomon Zabrowsky, the attorney for the defendant, for an order directing service of the underlying motion for declaratory judgment upon the plaintiff by publication pursuant to CPLR 315 and 316; it is ORDERED that the motion for declaratory judgment in the above-captioned action be served upon Xialong Hong, the plaintiff herein, by publication pursuant to CPLR 316, to wit: that the motion for declaratory judgment, without the affidavits, affirmation and exhibits annexed thereto, be published in one newspaper in the English language viz: in the Queens Chronicle published in the City of New York, County of Queens, State of New York, which newspaper is most likely to give notice to Xiaolong Hong, the plaintiff herein, once in each of three successive weeks; and it is further ORDERED that the motion for declaratory judgment, order, and the papers upon which this order is based, shall be filed on or before the first day of publication, and that the first publication shall be made within 30 days after this order is granted; and it is further ORDERED that on or before the first day of publication, a copy of the motion for declaratory judgment, properly enclosed and sealed in a postage-paid wrapper and properly addressed to the plaintiff Xiaolong Hong, at 138-10 Franklin Ave., Flushing, N.Y. 11355, County of Queens, City of New York, such address being the plaintiff’s last-known residence, be placed in a depository maintained under the exclusive control of the United States Postal Service, together with its notice of publication. ENTER, M. McGowan, J.S.C., Hon. Margaret Parisi McGowan NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 06-12-19, bearing Index Number NC-000341-19/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) SAAFIR (Middle) MUHAMMAD (Last) KARIM. My present name is (First) KARIM (Middle) MUHAMMAD (Last) SA AFIR (infant). The city and state of my present address are Hollis, NY. My place of birth is QUEENS, NEW YORK. The month and year of my birth are June 2016.

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ARLENE OPEN PACCHIANO 7 DAYS Broker/Owner

REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC. 161-14A Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach

(Brother’s Shopping Ctr.)

718-845-1136 CONNEXIONREALESTATE.COM

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

Beautiful Hi-Ranch. Top floor features 3 BRs, 2 all new full baths, new mint kitchen with granite countertops, SS appl., custom granite island, tiled kitchen floor, walk-in apt., centeral air, in-ground pool, solar panels fully paid for, minimal electric cost.

Asking $849K

HOWARD BEACH LINDENWOOD

Asking $999K

*Call for this month's incentive program *Take advantage of present low interest rates!

OPEN HOUSE • SUN., JULY 28 1:30 - 3:30PM • 164-35 89th Street

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

Mint AAA Hi-Ranch. 3 BRs/2 full bths. 3 zone radiant heat, porcelain tiles in 1st floor, gas Heat Glo fireplace, quartz countertop, top floor all GE Cafe series kitchen, SS appl., granite counter. All new kitchen and bath, 2 separate electric 220 boxes, tankless water heater, sec. cameras, hi-hats throughout, ductless AC, Pella sliding doors, no Sandy damage. Reduced $888K

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

Stunning Huge All Brick Colonial on 80x100. House totally gutted and redone last 3 years, 5000 sq. ft., 3 level house, 49x45. 5 BRs, 5.5 Bths. Legal maid's quarters, 3 new kit, oversized 2 car garage (900 sq. ft.). In-ground heated pool, 2 balconies, sun room & 600 sq. ft. private deck. New roof, solar, parking for 7 cars, wood burning fireplace, Pella windows, new electric. Exclusive New Listing.

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

HOWARD BEACH

High Ranch, 4 BRs, 2 full baths, on 38x100, 1 car garage. Needs TLC. Sold as is.

Greentree Condo Townhouse

Reduced $629K CONR-076204

#1 In Home Sales in Howard Beach

3 BRs, 3 full baths. Mother/Daughter or Duplex.

Asking $458K

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

Mint High Ranch, move-in-cond, 3 BRs, 2 full baths, 1st floor, 2 large rooms, full bath, laundry room and heating system, central air, sliding glass doors to lg. yard with in-ground pool. 2 1/2 ft. to 5 1/2 ft. shed w/ elec. Garage, 2nd fl, 3 BRs, 1 bath. Large mint kitchen, cathedral ceilings in living room with hi-hats, dining area, living room, beautiful arched Andersen windows in front. Asking $809K

HOWARD BEACH

Totally unique, mint 2 fam. on the water, 41x110. Featuring 3 floors, walk-in mint 1 bed apt. with granite kit, custom island, SS appl., wine fridge. Gorgeous bedroom, tiled throughout. Middle floor boasts a huge custom kitchen, granite counter, new cabinets, SS appl., double wall oven and much more. Spacious living room, bedroom and sliders to huge terrace for beautiful sunsets. Master suite and mint 1/2 bath on top level. Dock to 4 boat slips. MUST SEE.

HOWARD BEACH HOWARD CROSSBAY BLVD. BEACH Commercial Space Commercial Storefront 2000 sq. ft. Open floor plan with For Rent 3 extra rooms, tiled throughCross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach

out, 1/2 bath, previously hair salon all updated, 250 amps, • 850 sq. ft. All new tiled 7 1/2 tons for C/A and heat, 6 parking spots. office with bath. $2,750/mo. $6,700

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Investors Special! Rare legal 3 family, property features a 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath apt. with extra room sliding doors to yard. Also a 1 BR, 1 bath apt. and a studio apt. Double spot driveway and garage.

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