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Neighbors want say in park’s future Hundreds in Corona question Flushing Meadows Park proposals by Josey Bartlett Associate Editor

n Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Corona, hundreds of Flushing Meadows Park neighbors voiced concerns about development proposals that would subtract open space without adding any affordable housing to the neighborhoods surrounding the park. “I learned to ride my bike here and my kids might not have that chance,” Queens resident Steven Moyano said.

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Although nothing is set in stone, three developments could take away significant green space in the 1,255-acre park. Because the sites are on public parkland, any development would need approval from both the City Council and state legislature and would have to mitigate the used land with an equal amount of new parkland in another location within New York City, not necessarily in Queens. Major League Soccer is reportedly eyeing land behind the Hall of Science to build a nine-acre, $300 million, 25,000-seat facility and nine public soccer fields. The league said it would fund renovations of public sports f ields within the park, including cricket, soccer and volleyball fields along with adding parkland to the city. A $500 million project is planned to update and revitalize the U.S. Tennis Association’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with two new stadiums and two parking garages. Lastly, a 1,400,000-square-foot shopping mall on public land was proposed for Willets West, a section of the park now used for parking next to Citi Field, which is on public land, and Willets Point, which is not on park property. “There is some confusion, but Willets West is on public park land,” said Joseph McKellar, a spokesman with the Queens

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Ulrich handily wins Senate GOP race Councilman will take on incumbent Dem Joe Addabbo Jr. on Nov. 6 by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

Councilman Eric Ulrich, with his wife Yadria, speak to supporters at Roma View in Howard Beach last Thursday after defeating Forest Hills attorney Juan Reyes in the GOP primary for the 15th state Senate District. PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER

In the final weeks of the Republican primary for the 15th state Senate district, Forest Hills attorney Juan Reyes, backed by the Queens GOP leadership, whacked his opponent, Councilman Eric Ulrich (ROzone Park), for being supported by the state Republicans, for often voting against the wishes of his party and even for being a devout Catholic with gay friends. In the end, none of it appeared to have worked. If anything, it might have backfired. When the results trickled in Thursday night, it was Ulrich who walked into his primary election night celebration at Roma View catering hall in Howard Beach to cheers, applause and flashbulbs. According to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections, Ulrich defeated Reyes 70 percent to 30 percent — a margin of over 1,500 votes — to win the GOP nomination to take on two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. in the newly reconfigured 15th state Senate District in November. In the southern part of the district, which Ulrich represents in the City Council,

the margins were even more astronomical for him. Breezy Point, a GOP stronghold, gave Ulrich 97 percent of its vote. He won 96 percent in Broad Channel and 90 percent in his home neighborhood of Ozone Park. The district also includes much of Central Queens including Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and Forest Hills Gardens as well as Kew Gardens Hills and Far Rockaway, home to a large number of Orthodox Jewish voters. The new district leans more Republican than the old one, which Addabbo wrestled out of the hands of longtime GOP state Sen. Serphin Maltese in 2008 and was re-elected to in 2010. Speaking to a crowd of staff, friends and supporters which included fellow councilman and congressional candidate Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), former Councilman Tom Ognibene and other borough GOP figures who gathered at Roma View, Ulrich said his primary victory will give his campaign against Addabbo momentum going into November. “Joe is a good guy, but I can offer better representation,” he said. Ulrich criticized Addabbo for being a reli-

able party-line vote in Albany and touted his own independence, noting his primary challenge is an example of how he does not often tow the party line. “Joe is strictly a party-line guy. I have an independent record,” Ulrich said. “Look no further than the fact I had to face a primary.” He also criticized Reyes’ campaign and the nasty tone the primary took in the final days. “My opponent has run a campaign his children will not be proud of,” he said. Mailers delivered to GOP voters in the district in the last week of the campaign included one in which Ulrich was dressed with Soviet-style medals aimed to liken the Senate GOP leadership’s support of Ulrich to Soviet-style government. Several Ulrich campaign operatives said the mailer backfired on Reyes among undecided GOP voters of Eastern European descent in Rego Park, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens Hills, areas Reyes had been courting. Other mailers criticized Ulrich for hiring gay staffers and having lunch with gay colleagues. A final mailer that went to voters just before the election featured a four-page allegedly continued on page 26

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Residents fight 84th Avenue change DOT mulling plan to turn two-way street into one-way in Richmond Hill by Domenick Rafter

and Lefferts Boulevard and make it a one-way street heading eastAt f irst glance, 84th Avenue bound. On Sept. 11, Community Board does not look like a major thoroughfare. The shady, often curvy, 9 held its first public forum on the residential block that meanders matter and more than a dozen resithrough Richmond Hill and Kew dents of 84th Avenue appeared to Gardens is barely wide enough to speak. Their opinion of the plan fit two cars at the same time and was a unanimous thumbs down, leaving many to still have room for wonder where the curbside parking. request to change But for people the traffic pattern living in South came from. Queens and trying “It’s going to to access the tur n this street Grand Central into a speedway,” Parkway, the Van said 84th Street Wyck Expressway John and Queens civic 84th Avenue is already a one- resident buildings in Kew way street east of Leffer ts Kennedy. Right now cars Gardens, 84th Boulevard. are forced to drive Avenue is a popular shortcut, a quick connection slowly to maneuver around vehibetween South and Central Queens cles traveling in the opposite directhat drivers use to avoid congested tion, but with no risk of oncoming thoroughfares like Lefferts Boule- traffic, neighbors fear that could be especially dangerous along the vard and Park Lane South. At the request of some resi- segment of 84th Avenue between dents, the City Department of 113th and 116th streets, where Transportation is eyeing a plan to there are a number of blind curves, eliminate the street’s two-way des- they say. Some residents also doubt the ignation between Myrtle Avenue Associate Editor

change would control traffic using the street as a shortcut. Even though drivers would not be able to head back to Richmond Hill and South Queens neighborhoods along the street anymore, they could still head toward Kew Gardens along the road, which one resident said makes up the majority of the traffic.

“Most of the cars I see are heading for Lefferts [Boulevard],” she said. Residents are also concerned about two group homes in the vicinity of 84th Avenue that could be affected by the change. Kew Gardens Civic Association President Dominic Pistone called the change “a dumb idea,” and said he has not heard of anyone living on

the block who wanted the change. “No one I’ve talked to is in favor of it,” he said. CB 9 Chairwoman Andrea Crawford said the idea did not come from the community board, but rather was proposed by unspecified community members who consider the street too narrow continued on page 38

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Hamilton Beach wants traffic study Stop signs suggested for 102nd Street by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

Hamilton Beach is a unqiue neighborhood. The small hamlet nestled in between Hawtree Basin and the A subway line adjacent to JFK Airport is only accessible by car via a single, narrow two-way road. But many of the over 1,000 residents of Hamilton Beach drive and all of them are forced to access the one road, which is anything but a straight run. Traveling to Hamilton Beach requires taking 102nd Street from just south of Coleman Square over a small bridge that spans Hawtree Creek, before veering left onto Russell Street and right again onto 103rd Street, the only north-south route in the neighborhood. From the main road, the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narrow residential blocks, many of which are dead ends, branch off. The roads were built for a neighborhood much less densely populated than todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hamilton Beach. As the neighborhood grew, so did the amount of traffic utilizing the one route, and with it the

dangers. The Q11 bus also runs along the route. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The residents of Hamilton Beach are extremely concerned and frustrated with the condition of our roadways. Most cars and buses are often forced to drive on the wrong side of the street [to get around other cars], which is an accident waiting to happen,â&#x20AC;? said Roger Gendron, president of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association. Gendron and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) are calling on the city Department of Transportation to conduct a traffic study and explore traffic control options. Goldfeder said during a recent â&#x20AC;&#x153;mobile officeâ&#x20AC;? visit to Hamilton Beach during hours, that he has personally witnessed near-accidents along the route. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The current roadways in Hamilton Beach are unacceptable and preventive steps need to be taken immediately,â&#x20AC;? he said. The DOT did not respond to requests Q for comment.

Fake hijack threat causes panic at JFK 3 aircraft were isolated and searched by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

Two aircraft packed with passengers landing at JFK Airport Monday afternoon were immediately taxied to an isolated part of the airport and surrounded by emergency vehicles after off icials received a threat of hijackers with explosives on board that they later discovered was a hoax. The two planes, American Airlines Flight 24 from San Francisco and Finnair Flight 5 from Helsinki, were both searched upon landing. The Port Authority received the threats, which warned of hijackers with explosives hiding out in wheel wells, by an anonymous phone call as both planes were preparing to land at JFK around 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. The planes were stopped upon landing and moved to a remote location, where they were searched â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of an abundance of caution,â&#x20AC;? an FBI statement said. The planes were held for about an hour and then allowed to taxi to the gate. Nothing

suspicious was found on either one. But the pilot of the American Airlines plane caused a stir when he argued with air traffic control at JFK tower for information as to why his plane was being sequestered. According to ATC recordings, the pilot of American Flight 24 threatened to evacuate the aircraft if he was not told over the frequency why his plane was being surrounded by emergency vehicles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okay we are surrounded by emergency vehicles. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason for this. Somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to give us the reason or we are going to evacuate the aircraft,â&#x20AC;? the unidentified pilot said. After a pause, he added â&#x20AC;&#x153;You got 60 seconds.â&#x20AC;? He was later informed of the situation by authorities. A third jet, American Airlines Flight 846 from Chicago, was also held for a short time and searched. Flight 24 is no stranger to being a victim of terror threats. The same flight was grounded in San Francisco in August 2010 because of a similar emergency that Q turned out not to be credible.


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Voting mess must be fixed fast s the city veers from trophy projects like the High Line to avant garde regulations like the ban on big sodas, it neglects its core municipal functions. The latest example is last week’s debacle called Primary Day. All over Queens, people were told by the Board of Elections to go to polling places only to find handwritten signs directing them to vote somewhere else. It happened at PS 36 in St. Albans. It happened at PS 98 in Douglaston. It happened at PS/MS 200 in Electchester. And so on. In Kew Gardens Hills, things got really weird, as letter writer Richard Reif reports. Voters who usually cast ballots at PS 164 were told in advance to vote at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Hillcrest instead. But Orthodox Jewish voters were upset at the idea of voting in a Catholic Church, so state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (DFlushing) intervened. The BOE then said the Kew Gardens Hills Library would be the polling place. But on Primary Day, only Republicans were allowed to vote there; Democrats were directed to the church. That’s just bizarre. Also bizarre is the way some voters were told there was no primary for whatever party they were in, when in fact there was. A case in point, confirmed by Assemblyman

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The subways of old Dear Editor: The MTA’s plans to remove more subway station trash cans misses the fact that besides litter left on platforms, subway cars and buses, riders have to deal with those hogging two seats, yawning, coughing or sneezing without covering up and the release of flatulence. Women are routinely accosted by gropers while perverts engage in other unhealthy sexual activities. Newsstand vendors provide employment. They count on revenues for sales of snacks and provide the MTA with millions in lease revenues. The city also counts on millions in tax revenues on sales of snacks. Some people with long subway rides need to eat due to medical conditions. There are other ways to fight the growth of rats, mice and litter. The MTA should consider installing separate cans for recycling newspapers, plastic and glass along with regular garbage. Selling advertising on the side of cans could generate revenues to help cover the costs of more frequent off-peak and latenight collection and disposal. If asked, the NYC Department of Sanitation could do the same on the street adjacent to subway station entrances. Many have long since forgotten that up until the late 1960s, it was common to find both penny gum and 10-cent soda machines dispensing products at many subway stations. It was a time when people respected authority © Copyright 2012 by MARK I PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved. Neither this newspaper nor any part thereof may be reproduced, copied, or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, recording or by any information retrieval system without the express written permission of the publishers. This copyright is extended to the design and text created for advertisements. Reproduction of said advertisement or any part thereof without the express written permission of MARK I PUBLICATIONS, INC. is strictly prohibited. This publication will not be responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Bylined articles represent the sole opinion of the writer and are not necessarily in accordance with the views of the QUEENS CHRONICLE. This Publication reserves the right to limit or refuse advertising it deems objectionable. The Queens Chronicle is published weekly by Mark I Publications, Inc. at a subscription rate of $19 per year and out of state, $25 per year. Periodicals Postage Paid (USPS0013-572) at Flushing, N.Y. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Mark I Publications, Inc., 62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park, N.Y. 11374-7769.

Queens rejects 3 party picks espite all the problems Queens voters faced last week, they showed their independence by bucking the major parties in key contests. Republicans chose City Councilman Eric Ulrich of Ozone Park over Forest Hills attorney Juan Reyes to challenge Democratic state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. of Howard Beach for the 15th District seat in November. Good. Reyes was put up by the Queens GOP leadership simply to stymie Ulrich as part of an intraparty feud so deep and virulent it seems like something out of a Mafia movie. Democrats sacked indicted state Sen. Shirley Huntley of Jamaica, choosing instead Councilman James Sanders Jr. of Rockaway in the 10th District. Also good. Partybacked Huntley has not yet been tried, and in court her guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, but that standard does not need to be met in the voting booth. Sanders promises a “clean-hands” approach to government. And in the biggest surprise of all, Nily Rozic, 26, beat Democratic Party choice Jerry Iannece for the 25th Assembly District nomination in northeastern Queens. Great news — our democratic republic still works.

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and law. That generation of riders did not litter subway stations and buses leaving behind gum, candy wrappers, paper cups, bottles and newspapers. No one would openly eat pizza, chicken or other messy foods while riding a bus or subway. There are also solutions in dealing with waiting for or riding the subway and having the “urge to go.” The odds of finding a working bathroom for “relief ” may be too late. Until the early 1960s, most subway stations had clean, safe, working bathrooms with toilet paper. Revenues generated from a 10-cent fee helped cover the costs. Why not consider charging a fee between 25 cents and a dollar? That would generate revenues to assign a matron along with covering security and maintenance costs. This could help provide secure, fully equipped bathrooms at most of the 465 subway stations. Many riders would gladly pay this small price to ensure working bathrooms rather than face the current unpleasant alternatives which contribute to dirty subways. Police have more important tasks to perform by preventing fare evasion, pickpockets, mugging, sexual harassment and other

real crimes against victims rather than give out $250 fines to those caught snacking on the subways. Larry Penner Great Neck, LI

Making voting harder Dear Editor: Just when I thought the Board of Elections couldn’t get any dumber, they proved me wrong. On primary election day — Sept. 13 — they screwed up big-time, offending most Kew Gardens Hills Democratic voters and Jewish voters. Here’s what happend. The regular polling place — PS 164 at 77th Avenue & 135th Street — was deemed inaccessible to the handicapped by the U.S. Justice Department. They were wrong, but more on that later. The BOE replaced PS 164 with St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church at 150-75 Goethals Ave., which is in Hillcrest, not Kew Gardens Hills. This outraged Orthodox Jewish voters who refused to set foot in a Catholic church. After state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz intervened, the BOE announced


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Obama, Israel and Iran Dear Editor: I just read that President Obama is too busy to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due to his busy agenda running for president. I guess he feels it is too inconvenient a time to protect Israel aganist Iran, which is a nuclear threat, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to wipe Israel off the map. Israel is our only friend and ally in the region and we need to show our support. So, Mr. President, tell me — is it more important to campaign than to meet with Netanyahu to preserve peace in the world and to prevent Israel from being annihilated? Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Glen Oaks Village

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that it was shifting the polling place to the Kew Gardens Hills Library at 72-33 Vleigh Place. Everything seemed satisfactory, until election day. When I arrived at the library, a BOE poll worker told me that only registered Republicans could vote at that location. Democrats had to vote at St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Many voters were furious and didn’t vote. Whoever heard of separate polling places for Democrats and Republicans? This tops a rotten record of performance by the BOE, including faulty electronic voting machines and archaic vote tabulation procedures. Fortunately, there was a light voter turnout on primary day. If this disaster is repeated on election day in November, most Kew Gardens Hills voters will be disenfranchised. You can count the number of registered Republicans on one hand. The solution is to restore PS 164 as the polling place for everyone. That can be done by opening the school’s entrance just off 77th Ave., allowing unimpeded access to the gym, where voting took place. We had an expression in the Air Force for this kind of screw-up: FUBAR, for Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition. You can substitute another F-word for “fouled.” The BOE should change its initials to BOI — Band Of Idiots. They must shape up or ship out. Richard Reif Flushing

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106th Pct. fights thefts, noise Sept. meeting focuses on burglaries, banging drums by Stephen Geffon Chronicle Contributor

There was standing room only at last week’s 106th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ozone Park as residents voiced their complaints on an array of issues. Before addressing the complaints, Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, the precinct’s commanding officer, told the audience the cops need input from the community to know where to put resources. He noted the precinct has had an increase in car break-ins that he blames on people leaving expensive items and credit cards in full view in unlocked vehicles. Recently, a Rolex watch was taken from an unlocked car in Howard Beach while the owners were in a playground with their children. Pascale urged residents to call 911 if they see individuals checking door handles of vehicles on the street and plainclothes officers will respond. He noted that buglaries are a problem he takes very seriously and personally responds to as often as he can. Homes of Hindus especially appear to be targeted by thieves because it is common for them to have large amounts of gold jewelry to be given as gifts or passed on to relatives. The Hindu flags in front yards are an invitation for burglars, Pascale said.

There had also been a recent crime pattern in Ozone Park in which a group of burglars were breaking into homes at night while residents were asleep, and police have made several arrests. Several residents living on 99th Street in Old Howard Beach complained about burglaries in the community and rowdy teenagers. Pascale said there had been a rash of burglaries in Old Howard Beach in May and June, but police feel they have arrested some of the individuals believed to be responsible. He added that no one has reported burglaries in the area in the last two months. He also said there have been thefts of iPhones by perpetrators on bicycles from people walking home from subway stations at 80th Street and 88th Street. According to news reports, an alleged thief who stole an iPhone from a victim at Liberty Avenue and 94th Street was arrested after cops used the “Find My Phone” software to track him down. Lindenwood resident Jose Zambrana said he is concerned about dangers posed by cars parked on the side of the Nassau Expressway between Cross Bay Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway. Community Affairs officer Ken Zorn said the NYPD would refer the issue to the Port Authority, which has jurisdiction.

South Ozone Park resident Rose Pipitone complained about cars double-and triple-parking near Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She added that some cars park in her driveway while they pick up children from their school. She said that when she asked them to move, they became very abusive to her and that she has also spoken to the school’s principal about the issue. Lt. Eric Campbell said he would have the precinct’s school sergeant and his team look into the matter. A group of residents complained about vandalism around 120th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, including cars being scratched and garbage cans being turned over. Pascale said the precinct’s Conditions Unit will pay special attention to the area on weekend nights. Several residents also complained about loud music and banging drums coming from religious organizations in the area that were disturbing their peace and quiet. Ozone Park resident Joe Reuter complained about trucks using 103rd, 101st and Liberty avenues, which are not designated truck routes. Pascale told him that officers issue summonses to truckers for this violation. The next meeting of the 106th Precinct Community Council will be on Wednesday, Q Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at 103-51 101 St.

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In the 102nd Precinct Community Council’s first meeting after a long hot summer, residents came to air a number of complaints stemming from noise, bad neighbors and for at least a dozen attendees, a sham travel agency in Richmond Hill that milked them out of thousands of dollars. The community council’s newly elected president, Latchman Budhai, opened the meeting by praising its immediate past president, Maria Thomson, whom Budhai defeated at the June meeting. “I have to learn a little more from our past president.” Budhai said before inviting Thomson to address the meeting. Deputy Inspector Armando DeLeon, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct noted the high number of arrests made over the summer and introduced the precinct’s Cop of the Month, Joe Matthews, who chased down and arrested a man who attempted to burglarize a house in Woodhaven. The meeting then turned to a sham travel agency that had apparently scammed at least a dozen people who attended the meeting. One man, a Manhattan resident, told DeLeon that police in his borough suggested he come to the 102nd Precinct because the travel agency’s address was on 112th Street in Richmond Hill. DeLeon told the group to go to

the precinct after a meeting to file a complaint and a representative from Councilman Ruben WIlls’ (D-South Jamaica) office said he and his colleague Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) were aware of the sham business and were working on it. DeLeon later confirmed that the owner of the business had been arrested. Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association backed DeLeon’s assertion that the summer had been quieter than usual. “I can confirm concerning noise complaints that we had a good summer this year,” he said. Wendell did bring to the precinct’s attention an apartment building in Woodhaven where violence and drugs have been a problem. Though he would not give the address, to protect the safety of its residents, he said he was “scared for their safety.” A group of neighbors from Ozone Park appeared to complain about a neighbor’s loud parties and threatening attitudes toward them, while a couple from Richmond Hill said they had a similar problem with a neighbor, whom they allege killed their cat. The neighborhoods served by the 102nd Precinct are nestled between two high-crime areas of the city — East New York, Brooklyn and Jamaica. — and that makes the neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond

Hill and Kew Gardens areas for police to watch closely, said DeLeon. “Sometimes their problems trickle into the 102,” he said. He noted that the precinct needs more cops. At the end of the meeting, Budhai announced the community council meetings will have a new location. They will be held in the basement of the Richmond Hill Library, 180-14 Hillside Ave., every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., a change from previous years when it was held at the Moose Lodge on Jamaica Avenue. Queens Library Director of Government and Community Affairs Jennifer Manley, who was at the meeting, welcomed the council to the site. “We’re happy to have you here,” Manley said. “This is your library.” The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the library basement. Attendees can use the entrance at the end of the driveQ way on Babbage Street.

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Traffic signal transparency State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has introduced a bill that would allow an appeal process if a community is denied a stop light or stop signs by the city’s Department of Transportation. “If a community board or civic organization wants a traffic light or maybe a four-way stop sign, and the DOT study decides the intersection doesn’t meet some federal criteria, you’re not going to get them,” Avella said Friday at a meeting of the Briarwood Community Association. “And you have to wait 18 months before you can reapply,” he added. Senate Bill 6908 would require that any DOT study of such a request be completed within three months of receipt; and that, if denied, the DOT must provide a detailed explanation as to why. Upon a denial, the party requesting a traffic control device could then request a review within 60 days, and would have the right to submit new evidence and documentation to support its claim during the appeals process. It would cut the minimum time for new studies at the same site to 12 Q months. — Michael Gannon


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Honey lovers gather honey by the seashore Hundreds make a beeline to Rockaway Beach for 2012 Honey Fest ockaway Beach may be off icially closed for the season and the lifeguards may have gone home or back to school, but that did not keep hundreds of honey-loving revelers from spending one of the last warm days of summer on the sand and wooden planks of the boardwalk during the second annual Honey Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15. The full-day event was held on the boardwalk at Beach 97th Street. The agenda featured numerous local beekeepers and merchants selling their own brands of honey, much of it made in New York City. Among the various flavors offered included Brooklynmade Mike’s Hot Honey, honey infused with chilies. Also available were body care products made from honey and beeswax. Brooklyn Grange, known for their expansive rooftop farm in Astoria, cosponsored the event and sold some of their honey and other items, including their homemade hot sauce. Attendees were able to sample honey and stay for a honey-themed dinner and a dance Q party on the boardwalk into the night. — Domenick Rafter

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Miller wins big in 38th AD primary Easily outdistances Adorno for Dem nomination; no fall GOP opponent by Michael Gannon Editor

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) cruised to victory Thursday night in the 38th AD primary against Etienne David Adorno. Miller, seeking his second full term, took 71 percent of the vote in the unoff icial results released by the Boards of Elections. “We sent a powerful message,” Miller said to thunderous applause at Zum Stammtisch Restaurant in Glendale. “In fact, the voters have sent a message that Mike Miller has done a good job.” He called being an assemblyman the best job he has ever had, saying that serving constituents and helping them solve problems “makes you feel good.” Ador no, 27, got into the race three months ago on a shoestring budget with only a handful of volunteers to start out. If he surprised Democratic party leadership by announcing his campaign, he apparently did so again when his primary ballot petitions withstood an effort to have them disqualified. Adorno was not hanging his head Thursday night. “This race was never about me,” he said. “It was about better representation for my neighborhood, about making the current representation take notice. We accomplished that. I think Mike Miller reached

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A triumphant Assemblyman Mike Miller accepts congratulations from supporters Thursday night after handily winning renomination in the 38th District primary against newcomer Etienne David PHOTO BY MICHAEL GANNON Adorno. out to Hispanic elected officials he never thought he would be reaching out to. And we did it with no budget, no staff, no office, no endorsements, no union support.” Miller first took office in a special election in 2009 to replace disgraced former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who was jailed on corruption charges.

He was elected to a full term in 2010, and will not have a Republican opponent this year. In his victory speech, Miller thanked his staff and his numerous labor supporters, including the f iref ighters’ and teachers’ unions. He also was surrounded by supporters from the district’s Albany delegation including

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Like millions before him, Carlos Bencosme immigrated to the United States in 2002. Now a resident of East New York, Brooklyn, Bencosme, who came from the Dominican Republic, began work two months ago as a porter in the Plymouth House East apartment building at 86-11 151 Ave. in Lindenwood. He quickly became well-known and well-liked among the building’s residents. Last week, resident Dominick Papa invited him into his apartment for coffee and found out Bencosme was becoming an American citizen. “He told me what he really wanted to do f irst as an American citizen is raise the flag,” Papa explained.

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Carlos Bencosme learns correct flag etiquette from Lindenwood resident Dominick Papa, right, and raises the flag, for the first time as a PHOTOS BY DOMENICK RAFTER citizen, below. Papa and his neighbors gave him the opportunity on Thursday. On his first full day as an American citizen, Bencosme was joined by over a dozen residents of Plymouth House East and neighboring buildings and raised the flag onto the flagpole that rises above the parking lot between the buildings. With one of Papa’s neighbors playing patriotic tunes like “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” from his car stereo, Papa guided Bencosme in correct flag etiquette and watched as the smiling new American looked up into the sky and saw the flag billowing in the early afternoon breeze. “It’s something very nice,” Bencosme said of his citizenship. “It feels different to be a citizen.” Bencosme learned how to raise the flag and how to set it to half-mast, as every flag was ordered to be because of the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11. “You feel very proud when you watch the flag go up,” he said. After the ceremony, Bencosme listened as his fellow Americans argued over doing a very American thing — voting in the priQ mary election held that day.

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The 106’s cops of the month Police Sgt. Joseph Kopack, center right, and Officer Seth Jaffe of the 106th Precinct were honored with the Cop of the Month award at the community council meeting last week for their rescue of an unconscious swimmer in the waters off Charles Park in Howard Beach. According to Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, right, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, Kopack and Jaffe responded to a 911 call at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 of a swimmer in trouble in the water near 165th Avenue and 97th Street. Pascale said the officers got the unconscious swimmer, identified in news reports as

Jose Rivera, a man in his 50s, to shore, where they immediately performed CPR on him and requested additional assistance from the FDNY and EMS. Pascale said Rivera was revived from cardiac arrest and transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is recovering from his ordeal. Pascale said the officers were honored for their quick thinking in administering CPR and saving the victim’s life. Joining the honorees and their CO was Frank Dardani, left, president of the 106th Precinct Community Council. — Stephen Geffon

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation will hold its September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m at a new location, St. Thomas the Apostle School, 87-40 88 St. (one block south of Jamaica Avenue at 88th Street; building is on right side of 88th Street near the corner of 88th Avenue) with the annual Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance. It should be a poignant evening of stated memories of that sad day especially in light of recent terrorist attacks in Libya and Egypt. Candidates Night will be part of the program and a good opportunity to hear from our candidates for the New York State Senate. They are (in alphabetical order), New York state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., the incumbent, and New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich. Important telephone numbers: the 102nd Precinct, which covers Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens, (718) 805-3200; Community Affairs at (718) 8053215 and CPOP-beat officers at (718) 8053237. The Commanding Officer is Captain Armondo DeLeon. If you want to be a police officer, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services offers testing on a “walk in” basis six days a week, including Saturdays. For more information call 311 or 212newyork or visit their website at nyc.govdcas. The WBID website is woodhavenbid.com or watch us on youtubemrwoodhaven11421.

For injured or abused animals, call the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4452. You must have noticed that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has been working on our elevated J train with painting which lead to the need for repair and reconstruction. This is an inconvenience, but it has to be done. These repairs will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for four weeks. The WBID will post signs on our bulletin board with updated information. Please call our office at (718) 805-0202 if you have any complaints. Great news! The Forest Park carousel will begin the process toward being historically landmarked. This quest has been championed by the GWDC for over 20 years. There will be hearings held for the input from the public. I will advise as to the dates, time and place. Congratulations to Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) on his re-election. To all of our Jewish friends a belated Rosh Hashanah, happy new year 5773. All the hard work of the GWDC staff and board of directors is really gaining speed, for we are again for the 32nd year sponsoring and producing our “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2012.” Mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct. 14, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. For more information call (718) 805-0202. Vendors are welcome. May God bless our armed forces, our disabled veterans and may God bless America. Q

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DOE mulls plans for struggling schools Unions, city talk teacher evaluations as state waits for school plans by Domenick Rafter

able to move forward on an evaluation deal,” King said on Friday. “That’s the key step they City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott need to take.” King would not confirm that there’s an and State Education Commissioner John King both said last week they are confident October deadline, but did say that the evaluathe city will be able to submit improvement tion deal would need to be in place on Jan. plans for more than a dozen Queens schools 17, 2013 as per a federal mandate. The state received a waiver from the U.S. — and over 100 citywide — listed on the Department of Education state’s “priority schools” in May that relieved New list as underachieving York of requirements schools that could be lot will hinge on that students reach a closed by 2015 if they do level of prof iciency in not show progress. whether or not 2014 under the 2001 No But any plans for the they’re able to Child Left Behind Act. schools will be continwaiver was a move gent on whether or not move forward on an The granted by the Obama the city and the United administration after ConFederation of Teachers evaluation deal.” gress failed to delay the will finally reach a deal NCLB requirements’ — John King, on a new teacher evaluataking effect by several NYS Education Commissioner tion system. years. Speaking to reporters But part of the waiver requires a deal on after a visit to PS 229 in Woodside last week, the state and city education chiefs teacher evaluations. That ongoing battle led said there was no set deadline to submit to the DOE to implement its ill-fated “turnplans, despite an October date being thrown around” plan in seven borough high schools around by officials during the summer, and last year. An arbitrator ultimately killed the the city’s ability to put together proposals plan over the summer and a court upheld his will depend on whether or not the UFT and decision. Walcott said his agency and the UFT are city Department of Education reach a deal having ongoing meetings and he is confident on teacher evaluations. “A lot will hinge on whether or not they’re they will reach a deal soon. Associate Editor

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Department fights proposed changes to freshman composition by Trevina Nicholson Chronicle Contributor

In a letter addressed to Linda Reesman, chair of the Queensboro Community College English Department, Karen Steele, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed that the credits for their freshman English Composition courses would be cut and no longer offered to incoming or current students in the Fall 2013 semester. QCC is a community college in the City University of New York system and a majority of its students, once they have completed all required courses, can continue onto a fouryear accredited college, where the courses that were previously taken will get transferred over. This route became possible after CUNY adopted the Pathways Initiative, a CUNY-wide administrative policy that was given the green light by the Board of Trustees in July 2011 to allow transferable credits between CUNY schools. If QCC were to get rid of the core classes, students would then have a difficult time in getting these credits transferred. The letter reads: “Beginning March 2013 (our Fall 13 advisement cycle), continuing and new students will be advised to take the common core requirement for I A at another CUNY institution.” The letter also indicated that there would be a non-reappointment letter sent out to adjunct professors, to notify them they will no longer work for the English Department. As a result, 16 out of 27 full-time positions will be terminated, according to Angus Johnston, a historian who teaches at CUNY on his blog, “Student Activism.” Johnston also said that the Professional Staff congress, CUNY’s faculty union, has announced it will file a labor grievance and is also threatening a federal lawsuit. This past Monday, Steele sent out an apologetic letter, saying she deeply regretted having sent the email to Reesman last Thursday, that it was all “sent in a haste” and “that the items listed in the email were hypothetical.” Steele also emphasized that they will “work mightily” to assure that all students receive classes that are available to them. Steele has been receiving a lot of pushback

over the letter. In a meeting last week, the QCC English department staff voted against the dismantling of their composition program. The department has gotten support from other areas of City University, one of them being the faculty and program administrators in the Ph.D. Program in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. The faculty and administrators have written an open letter stating: “We are shocked by the willingness of the QCC administration to compromise the education of so many students by threatening to can-

cel all Composition Courses in Fall 2013. We note that this derails the very reason that Pathways was developed — articulation agreements and transferability of courses. We are amazed that QCC administration would even consider the wholesale cancellation of first-year writing courses, which will surely have implications for QCC’s accreditation status. These reprisals, in fact, threaten the continued existence of the QCC English department, since English 101, 102 and 103 form such a significant portion of their course selections.”

There will be another meeting held this Wednesday, in which faculty members will continue to vote against the changing of the composition program. “There are many steps between now & then,” said Alex Burnette, executive director of communications at QCC. “They are committed to working with a solution, along the design on Pathways. There will be no firing of faculty.” At the meeting being held Wednesday the faculty can bring different ideas to present to Q administration, Burnette said.

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Councilman Dan Halloran and two other beverage-ban opponents during a July rally at PHOTO COURTESY NYC COUNCIL City Hall Park. is bad for the health of our democracy.” The administration, however, had a simple answer for dissenters like Halloran. “Obesity is an illness that is slowly, painfully destroying health and taking lives,” said Linda Gibbs, the deputy mayor for health and human services. “Over time, our environment has been increasingly working against us — people move less and eat more, portion sizes have grown, and sugary beverages — full of empty calories — have grown exponentially and nearly 6,000 New Yorkers are now dying each year of obesity-related illness. “The question rightly became not: how dare the government intervene, but how dare the government fail to intervene?” Bloomberg said the ban is the biggest step any city has taken to curb obesity. In announcing passage of the measure, the administration also lauded the Barclays Center, the new entertainment arena in Brooklyn that houses the Nets and hosts other events, for voluntarily adopting the ban immediately, ahead of its taking effect. Those businesses that are subject to the ban will be monitored through the city’s regular inspection process, the administration said. Q

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Pheffer to fight delinquent jurors Failing to answer questionnaire leads to subpoenas or fines by Trevina Nicholson Chronicle Contributor

“Jury Duty” are two words that can bring anyone to a screeching halt. We’ve all heard of the horrible encounters people have had while going through the jury selection process. Prior to enduring the process, residents are given the questionnaire, which most of them will fill out, but some don’t even acknowledge the letter. Audrey Pheffer, Queens County Clerk/Commissioner of Jurors, wants the residents of Queens County to know that serving as a juror can be “pleasurable and memorable experience.” However, those few individuals who are noncompliant will be served a subpoena, “to appear in person” to answer “why they have failed to respond.” According to the press release, Commissioner Pheffer has scheduled “noncompliance hearings” in the Kew Gardens Jury Room at Borough Hall on October 12. Those who does not show up for their hearing will be “summoned to appear before a judge, where fines can be assessed.” New York State law states that the questionnaire must be filled out and returned to the commissioner of jurors. Many folks are not aware it is a law, therefore not filling it out results in being served with a subpoena. “It’s really a penalty. It was sent out two

Above, potential jurors line up outside Borough Hall after being called for jury duty. County Clerk and Commissioner of Jurors Audrey Pheffer is seeking to crack down on potential jurors who do COURTESY PHOTO not respond to questionnaires and escape being subpoenaed for jury duty. times,” said Pheffer. “It’s a penalty to those who have not answered the first two.” The questionnaire determines if you are qualified for jury duty. Pheffer wants to clarify that answering the questionnaire is just the first step. “I think people have gotten away with it previously,”

she said about residents not answering the questionnaires. A reason why people have gotten away with it, according to Pheffer, is because residents will say they have moved to another district, consequently not receiving the questionnaire.

“You cannot sit [on a jury] in a county that you do not live in,” Pheffer said. When residents move out of Queens, but are still registered in the district, they still can receive letters from the Queens County Court because there is no evidence showing that they no longer reside in the area. Residents must show proof so as not to receive letters from the Queens County Courts, but must still register in their new district. In previous years, when a person was asked to serve for jury duty, whether they were picked to serve or not, by law the individual would not be called for another six years. However, the requirement has recently changed it to four years. The motivation behind this is to get people to answer the questionnaire. “Serving jury duty is something everyone must do,” reiterated Pheffer. In order to serve on a jury, each resident must have all the following qualifications: Be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of the county that issued the jury summons, have no felony convictions, and be able to understand and communicate in the English language, according to the New York State Unified Court System. The Queens County office will not give proof to your workplace that you were preQ sent at the hearing, said Pheffer.

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continued from page 5 handwritten note from Reyes’ wife Meaghan slamming Ulrich for his ties to John Haggerty, a GOP campaign operative convicted of stealing funds from Mayor Bloomberg’s 2009 campaign. Ulrich’s victory is a blow to the Queens Republican leadership and Chairman Phil Ragusa, who has had a long, frosty relationship with Ulrich. Last fall, Ulrich supported Ognibene in his ill-fated attempt to dethrone Ragusa as head of the borough’s GOP. At Ulrich’s party Thursday night, numerous GOP officials loyal to Ognibene were present. A number of Republican insiders believe Ulrich’s victory further weakens Ragusa’s hold on the party and if Ulrich does defeat Addabbo in November, it could propel him into a position to be able to help Ognibene win control. With the imminent retirement of Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village), Ulrich will likely become the highest ranking GOP official in the borough if he defeats Addabbo. Ulrich also faced a primary on the Independence Party line against Joseph Tiraco of Rego Park, a member of the Independence Party who also sought the party’s line in the 6th Congressional District in June. Only 98 voters cast ballots in that primary. Ulrich defeated Tiraco 82 votes to 16. He also has secured the Conservative Party line. Addabbo has the Working Families Party

line, which he did not have in 2010. “In this type of political environment, my campaign was really thought out in February,” Addabbo said. He responded to Ulrich’s attacks on his votes on raising taxes in the City Council and in Albany, noting that both situations occurred in extreme fiscal crises. “My opponent never had to face the fiscal situation I did in the city [in 2002] and in the state [in 2009],” Addabbo said. “When you are faced with that big a budget deficit, your job is to save essential services.” He also responded to charges that he flipflopped on his vote for same-sex marriage, having voted against it in 2009 and then for in 2011. He said a majority of those who called his office in 2009 were opposed, but in 2011, the vast majority supported the bill, which is why he changed his vote. “Listen first, then lead,” he said. Addabbo also praised Resorts World Casino New York City, noting that if the casino had not come to the area, something worse — perhaps factories or other unwanted commercial development — would have been built without the community’s input, which they had with the casino project. He said as a member of Community Board 10 more than a decade ago, they tried to rezone the site of Aqueduct Racetrack for residential and small commercial development, but Q the city rejected the idea.


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How to save on home improvement projects Savvy homeowners can spend less by putting a few strategies to work for them With the economy still struggling, money is tight for many homeowners. That reality can present a problem to those who want to improve their homes without spending too much money. The cost of a home improvement project depends on a host of factors, including the scale of the project and the availability of materials. Upscale projects like a full roof replacement will set homeowners back a substantial amount of money. In its 2011-2012 “Cost vs. Value Report,” Remodeling magazine revealed that the average cost of a such a project was nearly $38,000. However, a smaller project like a garage door replacement could be completed for less than $3,000. When deciding if a home improvement project is within your budget, it’s a good idea to consult such figures before choosing a project. For example, if your home is a fixer-upper, then one project may not be more urgent than another, something that may allow you to choose less expensive projects now while saving money for more expensive projects down the road. It’s also important for homeowners to know that figures such as those in the “Cost vs. Value Report” are just averages. Some projects might cost more than the average, while others might come in well under budget. To ensure your project is one of the latter and not the former, consider the following ways to trim costs off your next home improvement project. • Avoid the DIY movement if you don’t have adequate experience. Many homeowners fall into the DIY trap, feeling they can pull off a project without hiring a professional contractor. While this is an option for those homeowners with home improvement experience, it’s an approach that’s best avoided by those without such experience. Homeowners

who decide to go it alone on a home improvement project should know that mistakes are costly. One mistake could have you paying for the same materials twice: once when you begin the project, and then again when you need to hire a contractor after your efforts didn’t work out. A failed DIY project also costs you time, something homeowners hoping to sell their homes post-project cannot afford to waste. • Hire the right contractor. The best contractor for the job won’t necessarily be the one who comes in with the lowest estimate. The right contractor will know how long a project will take and what the materials will cost. The wrong contractor, who might lack the experience of his competitors, might make empty promises that ultimately cost you more money via overrun costs. Find a contractor who comes highly recommended and is willing to provide references and show you his or her past projects like the one you’re hiring him or her undertake. If you hire the wrong contractor, the project may never be completed and you may find yourself in court, where the money you had budgeted for home improvements is being spent on lawyers instead. • Consider supplying your own materials. If you diligently research your project, you should be able to buy the materials yourself, even if you plan on hiring a contractor to do the work. Some contractors mark up the materials as a means of padding the bill. If you research the project and learn about the materials you want to use, you can save a substantial amount of money buying those materials yourself and then hiring a contractor. • Don’t overlook recycled materials. Buying recycled materials is another way to reduce home improvement costs. Bathroom fixtures, doors, flooring, and lighting are just a few of the materials that are commonly recycled and resold at a fraction of the cost of new materials. Shop around for stores in your area or peruse the Internet for recycled materials.

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Upgrading your bathroom If a full-scale remodel is not in the budget, there are ways to make it look great

According to “Remodeling” magazine’s 2011-12 “Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale, homeowners can expect to spend upward of $52,000 on an upscale bathroom remodel. That makes a bathroom remodel one of the more expensive home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake. For many homeowners, that costly price tag is simply too much money to commit, especially in an economy where money is still hard to come by. Fortunately, there are several simple ways homeowners can give their bathrooms a new look and feel without breaking the bank.

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75th Street residents led effort to improve neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commute by Domenick Rafter Associate Editor

When making a left onto 75th Street from Caldwell Avenue in Middle Village, the first thing you will see is a sign warning of a dead end. The street ends abruptly, just a mere 100 feet or so from Eliot Avenue, the connection between the two interrupted by the CSX freight tracks that run through the neighborhood.

The Frank Toomey Walk leading to Eliot Avenue.

The dead end cut off an important route for the more than 100 residents who live on 75th Street, who had to walk around a long block to reach the buses than run along Eliot Avenue or attend church at Our Lady of Hope. For years, commuters would cut through a gas station on Eliot Avenue, but in the mid 1990s, the gas station closed and the route was cut off, forcing commuters to walk to Caldwell Avenue then back down to Eliot. That long walk was rough-to-impossible for many living on 75th Street, especially the elderly, until two of the blockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frank Toomey and Jimmy Eldred â&#x20AC;&#x201D; brought their neighbors together and came up with a plan to make it easier to get to a street that was only a few yards away and install a pathway. Toomey and Eldred formed the 75th Street Block Association, which leases the land from CSX, and with a $25 annual donation from block residents and a grant from Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), maintains the walkway and the land around it. Today the residents of 75th Street access Eliot Avenue through a roughly 100-foot- long walkway connecting the cul-de-sac to the thoroughfare. Last Sunday, dozens of block residents gathered near the walkway for a free hot dog lunch sponsored by state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who also awarded citations to Sissy Toomey and Annie Eldred, Frank and Jimmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widows, and James Taggert

State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., center, with residents of 75th Street including, from left to right holding citations, Sissy Toomey, wife of Frank Toomey, Annie Eldred, wife of Jimmy Eldred, and James PHOTOS BY DOMENICK RAFTER Taggert III, a local high school student who helps maintain the site.. III, a student from Maspeth High School who helps maintain the plot of land around the walk. Neighbors pitch in to help maintain the green space next to the walkway and shovel snow from the walk in the winter. The concrete walkway is protected by two high cyclone fences on either side and the Department of Transportation actually adorned the walkway with a street sign on Eliot Avenue identifying it as the Frank Toomey Walk/75 Street.

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Dmytro Fedkowskyj, who represents Queens on the Panel for Educational Policy, lives on 75th Street and regularly uses the path to catch an express bus to work in Manhattan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many here like the convenience of the walkway,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important quality of life issue for the block.â&#x20AC;? Fedkowskyj said the formation of the block association brought the neighbors together, and they celebrate that bond every year with Q the annual hot dog party.

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Group accused of stealing liquor, duty-free items Three security guards at Kennedy Airport were among 18 people arrested on Sept. 12 as part of a sting operation investigating the theft of liquor and duty-free merchandise worth more than $750,000 at the airport. The arrests, which also included 15 current and former truck drivers from the food and beverage subsidiary of American Airlines, were announced on Sept. 12 by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown at a press conference that included Robert Van Etten, inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority operates both Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Brown alleged that during the investigation — dubbed “Operation Last Call” — the defendants stole more than 100,000 minibottles of liquor intended to be served to passengers on flights, as well as larger bottles of liquor, perfume and cigarettes destined for the airport’s duty-free shops. “Perhaps more troubling is that airport security personnel entrusted with guarding against theft and maintaining security at the airport were allegedly involved in the schem,.” Brown said in a statement

issued by his office. Van Etten said that while all have allegedly sold out their positions of trust, that the alleged participation of the security guards — employed by FJC Security Services and SCIS Air Security Corporation — was particularly worrisome. “What is extremely troubling in this post 9/11 world is that all these individuals had unfettered access to the secure aeronautical areas of the airport,” Van Etten said. “And that gives us pause for concern that they could have or would have sold out their access and trust for more nefarious or sinister purposes.” The complaint alleged that 15 current and former drivers for Sky Chef, Inc., a subcontractor for American Airlines, stole unsold minibottles of liquor and used some of them to pay off the guards in return for not inspecting the trucks closely when they passed through checkpoints. “If a terrorist wanted to breach airport security, the alleged actions of these defendants gave them a back-door opportunity to do so,” Brown said. Authorities allege that a search warrant executed at the home of one of the former drivers netted between 50,000 and 60,000 minibottles worth at least

$385,000; as well as $34,000 in cash. Undercover investigators working on “Operation Last Call” allegedly made 57 buys totalling more than 57,000 bottles of liquor. The security guards include Jose Baez, 50, of Glendale; Martin Molina, 50, of Long Island City and Stalin Pinossimbana, 20, of Ozone Park. Drivers who have been charged include Domingo Duran, 62, of Jamaica; Franklin Gill, 64, of Richmond Hill; Kelvin Gomez-Nunez, 32, of Ridgewood; Elvin Imbert, 37, of Richmond Hill; Ablam Kloutse, 44, of Richmond Hill; Freddie Lucas, 36, of Rosedale; Maxime Mathe, 39, of St. Albans; Isaac Romoleon, 51 of Jamaica; Arkadiusz Szmitko, 32, of Elmhurst; George Torrez, 30, of St. Albans; Edgar Aquino-Acosta, 24, of Brooklyn; Isaacs Hernandez, 24, of Brooklyn; William Leyva, 48, of North Bergen NJ; Richard Luna, 50, of Inwood, LI; and Raymond Prenza, 36, of of Manhattan. Duran and Molina both face up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Luna faces up to four years. The remainder face up to seven years. Q

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Headaches at the polls for Queens voters Public advocate issues ‘Bill of Rights’ after some citizens are denied ballots by Peter C. Mastrosimone Editor-in-Chief

It was expected that there would be confusion among some voters in last Thursday’s primaries due to redistricting and the resultant shifting of some people’s polling places to new locations. But all across Queens, voters also reported being given bad information by the Board of Elections, prompting some to forget about voting altogether. At PS 113 in Ridgewood, Republicans were voting in the primary race for the 15th state Senate District between City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and Forest Hills attorney Juan Reyes, while Democrats were casting ballots in the 38th Assembly District race between incumbent Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) and challenger Etienne David Adorno, a City Council aide. At least the Democrats were trying to. But they were told by poll workers that there was no primary for their party in that district, according to Miller, until would-be voters called his office about the problem. The office dispatched an attorney who informed the poll workers there was indeed a Democratic primary, and once they “found the book” for Democrats, as a Miller aide put it, voting ensued. Miller’s southwestern Queens district was also the scene of a problem voters said was commonplace on Primary Day — being told by the Board of Elections to vote in a given

location and going there, only to be told to vote somewhere else. The assemblyman said he was aware of that happening at PS 239 in Ridgewood. Several citizens who went there to vote were told to go to Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale instead, only to be told by poll workers at the church that they should vote at PS 239 after all. “People were not happy that polling places were changed,” said Miller, who, like Ulrich, won his primary in a landslide. “I’m sure the Board of Elections, when they made the changes, thought it was a good idea, but they didn’t take into account the inconvenience it would cause people.” At least one voter Miller knows of who went to what poll workers said was the wrong location was denied an affidavit ballot when she requested one — the kind of provisional ballot people are given when their right to vote is disputed so that it can be counted later if they are found to be in the right, rather than the BOE. “Voting is the people’s right, and they were denied it,” Miller said. “You need to give them every opportunity, every convenience when they’re trying to vote.” Similar issues were reported all over Queens. The BOE told people to vote at PS/MS 200 in Electchester, but when they arrived, they discovered it was not a polling place anymore. The same thing happened at locations including PS 98 in Douglaston and

PS/IS 270 in Laurelton. In Kew Gardens, Democrats and Republicans in the same election districts were sent to two different places to vote, one in neighboring Hillcrest, resident Richard Reif said [see Editorial and Letters, page 8]. In Flushing, a woman who was told to vote at the Queens Botanical Garden was then directed to PS 20, where she had always voted. The BOE told her she should have gotten a notice saying to go to PS 20 after all, the woman said, but she insisted neither she nor anyone else in her building had received one. The BOE did not respond to requests for comment and explanation of the various issues by press time. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio responded to such problems by releasing a “Voters’ Bill of Rights” in conjunction with Animal, an online alternative news outlet. De Blasio said the list of rights would be printed on thousands of posters to be distributed around the city to remind people how to protect their franchise. “We’re fighting a rising tide of voter apathy — and it’s only worsened by the confusion we’ve seen at the polls,” de Blasio said. “No one should miss the cutoff date to register to vote or to request an absentee ballot. No one should turn around on Election Day because their name was misspelled on a voting list. Knowing your rights protects your vote.”

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continued from page 2 resident, Elna Tullock, said all development would be good. “There’s lots of space, but that’s my opinion,” Tullock said. “It’s good to have these meetings to express ideas.” Politicians and spokespeople with QCUA, MRNY and several other Queens community organizations who hosted the town hall want to start a conversation wherein the community, which has a large poor and immigrant population, has a say in the future of the park. “Neighbors of the park should have a seat at the table and a say in what is happening in their backyard,” Oshiro said. Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) said she will be meeting with all the developers and they will “have to sell” the proposals to the community “Every inch of developed parkland is park space we won’t get back,” Ferreras said. Although not public land, development at Willets Point, across 126th Street from Citi Field, was also a point of concern. In 2008 the city council approved the Willets Point redevelopment project, which included 2,000 affordable housing units. However, in June of this year Mayor Bloomberg and the Economic Development Cor p. announced the Willets West plan and said the affordable houses would be

delayed until 2025. “That’s not just. We had a promise,” said Our Lady of Sorrows Pastor Thomas Healy, adding that the plan is unfair to neighborhood residents who already live two and three families to one apartment. Auto mechanics who have shops on 126th Street in the Willets Point area are worried about the development, according to Sergio Aguirre, a community organizer for the Sunrise Co-op, a coalition of 60 shops in the Willets Point area. “They want to displace workers like animals,” he said, adding that the co-op is asking the government to help with a relocation to Maspeth. All proposals would include constructing more roads and adding more car traffic in the park, Donovan Finn of the Jackson Heights Green Alliance said. MLS’ plans would include a shuttle from the No. 7 train to the proposed soccer stadium. In addition to the eating up of open parkland and increasing traffic, speakers said the proposed developments would bring part-time jobs without benef its when the neighborhood needs “good jobs,” Maria Alvarez with MRNY said. Residents broke into small groups and discussed what the park means to them, which for most meant recreation and family. A follow-up meeting will be held on Sept. 27 at PS 19 at 98-02 Roosevelt Q Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

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If construction does go ahead on a proposed soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the problems for Major League Soccer and its 25,000-seat arena may only just be beginning. What MLS appears not to have considered with its proposed location at Industry Pond is an underground river flowing under the site. Combined with the park’s already high water table, the soccer field could be saddled with significant drainage issues. In 1939, then-Parks Commissioner Robert Moses drove the Flushing River underground to help create the Pool of Industry in preparation for the 1939 World’s Fair. The pool has since stagnated and polluted, turning into a park eyesore. Paul Mankiewicz, director of the Gaia Institute, a Bronx-based not-for-profit specializing in ecological engineering, said the underground river would exacerbate issues caused by the water table, which is only five to 10 feet below ground.

“There’s only a certain amount of depth that [storm water] can reach,” said Mankiewicz. “The water can’t drain quick enough.” Formerly marshland, the park boasts one of the highest water tables in the city. According to Mankiewicz, paving over some areas of the park has squeezed the water table higher in areas with exposed grass, as the water “looks” for avenues to escape and drain into Flushing Bay. Mankiewicz added that it would be possible to manage the drainage issues, however, noting that the area could be successfully irrigated. He did extensive research on the subject while working to help prepare New York’s 2012 Olympics bid. An MLS spokesperson said the league has accounted for drainage in its designs. The site will address the high water table by a slight increase in the elevation. The stadium will be structurally sound using the same techniques employed at CitiField and the nearby Aquatic Center, which are built in similar soil in similar water table Q conditions.


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New environmental center planned Idlewild facility will provide hands-on ecological learning by AnnMarie Costella Assistant Editor

Students explore the contents of Springfield Gardens Lake including various types of algae. PHOTO COURTESY EASTERN QUEENS ALLIANCE

For some eight years, the Easter n Queens Alliance has operated a temporary environmental center out of an office trailer in Idlewild Park Preserve, but that will change when the city builds a permanent center for the g roup. Constr uction is expected to start in about 18 months. Presently the EQA members go to schools to conduct ecology workshops, with the fourth and final sessions consist-

ing of a f ield trip to Idlewild Park and occasionally Springf ield Gardens Park. There, students from kindergarten through eighth grade learn about marshes and other wetlands; ponds; plant life, algae, fungi and their spores; wildlife including invasive species; and the environment’s impact on health. “It’s really science in the park,” said Barbara Brown, the president of the EQA. “It’s using the park in a hands-on way to show the students what they have been learning

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The striking portraits by Ozone Park native Nikki Schiro at a Flushing gallery make commentaries on culture by taking her life experiences as a New Yorker and from her artists residencies in China where she was the first foreigner to have a solo show in Chengdu. Her sometimes dark subject matter — such as obsession and murder — is juxtaposed with her bright color palette and energetic paint (or pencil) stroke. One such commentary is made in the series “Johnny & Nikki,” which is being shown for the first time in its entirety. “It’s exciting, perverse, extremely obsessive and relates a lot to our culture,” said Maria Boobis, the assistant director at Crossing Art, where the exhibition will be shown until Oct. 27. The story that’s about to be laid out seems a little crazy, but Schiro isn’t a stalker in the scary sense. She does admit she was a little obsessed with a man she had never met, but the way she relates the tale makes her sound like a prankster and a Robin Hood figure. The several large, color pencil, acrylic, oil and oil pastel drawings in the series depict Schiro with a somewhat-stranger — much like many of the “friends” on people’s Facebook accounts. The concept behind the series touches on this aspect of many individuals’ digital lives and how when people sift through old acquaintances’ and exes’ online pictures, it’s lightly dubbed “Facebook stalking.” The story begins in 2008, when the rich and famous art collector Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi, who has amassed the world’s largest collection of contemporary African art, stopped by Schiro’s studio in Long Island City. He bought out all the paintings from an artist across the hall — his MO — and left a business card for Schiro. The note on the back of the card said he liked her work and asked her to email him.


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Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: Contested Territories, that will open on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. and remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten, in Bayside on Sunday Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters, and includes the proper use of safety equipment, maintenance, rules of navigation and the legal requirements for operating boats and personal watercraft. The fee is $65; learning materials included. Pre-registration is a must. For more information call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866 or send an email to 12-01@verizon.net. To register online go to uscgaux1201.org

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Reopening after extensive renovations, the GodwinTernbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenerian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run through Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.

AUDITIONS STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529. The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.

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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 149-54 Ash Ave., Flushing, invites you to join them on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. to see a series of films and documentaries. Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning film which tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops, that chronicles their journey to win basic labor rights. Suggested donation: $5.

MUSIC Under the direction of Dongmyung Ahn, a string trio performs the music of J.S. Bach using baroque-era bows on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Sample a variety of German white wines, the modern equivelant of the “Olde Hock” that was listed on the 1822 inventory of Rufus King’s wine cellar. Tickets are $25 nonmembers; $20 KMM members; $10 students and are available at kingmanor.org/events/concert.php or call (718) 206-0545 x13.

Dionne Warwick will be performing in concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Sept. 30 PHOTO COURTESY GOOGLE IMAGES at 3 p.m. The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery announce that on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. the Lhevinne Classical Concert Series returns, with chamber musician Steven Graff, to Celebration Hall at The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. The hourlong program, with a 10-minute intermission, also includes a pre-concert wine and cheese reception scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There is limited seating and tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for members. Checks are payable to Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery (include name and number of tickets). Online payment (PayPal) via friendsofmaplegrove.org Dionne Warwick in concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

FLEA MARKETS St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica. An indoor flea market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. It is open to the public and is free. For more information call (718) 821-6670.

HEALTH A fall community health fair sponsored by City Councilman Dan Halloran will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 45-21 194 St., Flushing. Join fellow New York runners and walkers on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the annual New Hope 5K Run/Walk for Healthy Communities. The race begins along 118th Avenue in Jamaica, west of Roy Wilkins Park, filters out to Baisley Boulevard and then proceeds along Foch Boulevard. The 5K Race

beings at 9:30 a.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 1K Fun Run for kids 12 years and under will take place at 11 a.m. $25 adults, $10 kids under 18 (use discount code under18), free for children under 6 (use discount code freechildren). Register online at nycruns.com/newhope No-cost breast cancer screenings are being offered in Queens through the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile clinic. Locations include: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot (upper level), 56-18 69 St., Maspeth; and Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Office of Council Member Peter Vallone Jr., 22-45 31 St., Astoria. Call (877) 628-9090 to schedule an appointment.

MEETINGS A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511. The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meeting at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 24. New members welcome. Ozone Park AARP Chapter 4163 meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park. The next meeting will be on Sept. 25. New members are welcome.

CLASSES Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709. Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 4421 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128. Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights. The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat. Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 4160 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org. Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 2237659. Fee: $25 per class.

TOURS There will be a Queens’ waterfront tour on Sunday, Sept. 30. Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside, approx. 15 miles. Walk from Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten and Bayside. Bring lunch and water. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street station, Flushing #7 train, northeast corner (near the AT&T store). Sponsored by Shorewalkers. Cost is $3 for nonmembers.

REUNION Bayside High School class of 1962, 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

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India now and then, seen through film The college started the Year of India last week with a bang by showing the top Queens College will be showing 16 films Hindi blockbuster of all time, “Sholay,” — from Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam which means flames. This 1975 film titles to offbeat and independent films, brought the cowboy genre with all its commercial movies, the Indian new wave action and romance to Bollywood. known as Parallel Cinema, shorts, and the The next movie, “Awaara,” meaning better-known Bollywood productions — orphan, will be shown on Oct. 3. This courtin conjunction with its Year of India pro- room drama, which focuses on India’s fledggram from now until ling legal system, was the spring. the country’s first The movies movie to become a delve into politics, global success. The gender, urbaniza- When: through April 25, 1951 movie folWednesdays at 4:30 p.m. tion and other lows a romance themes brought to Where: Queens College/Godwin-Ternbach between a tough Museum, 405 Klapper Hall the forefront by female lawyer and well-known Indian Tickets: Free, (718) 997-4747 a thief, who hapdirectors such as qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach pens to be the son Satyajit Ray, Mani of a judge. Ratnam and actors Panel discussions Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. with filmmakers and Queens College faculLast year the college explored Turkey ty and students will follow the screenings. with its intricate rugs, evil-eye art, belly- All events in the film festival — which is dancing, Kurdish culture, Turkish lan- free and open to the public — will take guage and rich past. In the years to come place at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. attendees will get a taste of Brazil and “Indian film is a highly influential South Africa through a mixture of film, cultural phenomenon, meaningful not art, lecture and performance. o n l y to Indi ans , Paki s tani s and

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Carefully drawn tigers, a heart made of fabric and metal, trees depicted using human hair — these are just a few of the artworks that adorn the walls at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning gallery. It’s all part of the “Big Queens Drawing Show.” The styles and mediums used are so varied that it is hard to decide which piece to examine first. There is plenty to choose from — lithographs, watercolors, oil paintings, pencil and brush pen drawings — and all the artists are from Queens. Some 75 of them — both the well-known and the obscure — submitted a total of 140 works for the exhibition. There is no unifying theme, according to Heng-Gil Han, curator of visual arts at JCAL, other than that it’s a sampling of artists pushing the limits of their creativity and each work is no larger than 36-by-36 inches. “They are going beyond the traditional and conventional and thinking outside the box,” Han said. “They are being inventive.” There is perhaps no greater example of that in the exhibition than the piece called “Dusty Forest” by Hong Seon Jang, which is an image of trees made from masking tape, dust, ash and human hair and placed on a Mylar canvas. “Conveying the subject is one thing, but trying to invent a new form of visual language is also important,” Han said. Then there is the sole piece of outsider art, a nontraditional work by a person not commonly recognized as an artist, featured in the 49 continued on page 00

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A reluctant muse in the digital age continued continued from from page page 43 00 She pinned the card on her bulletin board — “I was holding onto it like it was this precious thing,” she said — and then did what many Gen Y-ers do; she Googled him. From this research she created a drawing of the two of them together and sent it to him as a gift, along with some photos of her other custom-framed works, per the advice given by a book on sales she was reading. She has since questioned that philosophy because he has never bought any of her works. Pigozzi’s assistant Tasha responded that he wanted a 75 percent discount. The correspondence, which is shown along with the works at Crossing Art, was intermittent because he was on his boat, Tasha said.

‘Let Them Find an Effigy, They’ll Never Find Me’ When: through Oct. 27 Where: Crossing Art, 136-17 39 Ave., Flushing Tickets: free, crossingart.com, (212) 359-4333

“He wants a discount, but he’s on his yacht. I was so upset,” Schiro said in an interview. Tasha stops replying to Schiro, but her series goes on with a little bit of anger to fuel her. “Now I’m having fun,” Schiro added. She painted a portrait of Pigozzi with Mr. Limo, the icon from his clothing brand LimoLand. “Limo isn’t a nice character, but people seem to like him, like Johnny,” Boobis said. Schiro also created a drawing of herself holding a joker card with Pigozzi by her side. Another work has him wearing a T-shirt with her picture on it. She found an online picture with Pigozzi next to an expensive necklace and drew a work with him next to her, while she’s wearing the piece of jewelry. She said this pokes fun at him wanting a discount but still buying other luxurious items. She sends photos of all these drawings to him and he wants to buy one, but again at a large discount. She tells Tasha that it’s too much and she stops receiving emails, until Schiro, after an awkward meeting with the assistant at an art show/mingle event, said

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Nikki Schiro’s series “Johnny & Nikki” depicts her with famous art collector Jean Pigozzi, whom she hadn’t met when she started the works. A business card, inset, that spurred PHOTO BY JOSEY BARTLETT the series is displayed along with the colorful portraits. she was going to post the art on a French blog Pigozzi writes and posts photographs of himself on. The response from this was “Mr. Pigozzi is not used to being someone’s muse and is feeling a little uncomfortable with the whole thing.” “So then I had to kill him,” Schiro said with a joking laugh, hinting that the

project/joke was nearing its end ... maybe. The last painting in the series — for now — is of Schiro beheading Pigozzi, which mimics the painting by Caravaggio “Judith Beheading Holofernes.” The gallery is putting together a panel discussion pertaining to the exhibition. Pigozzi has been asked to talk, but there has been Q no reply as of yet.

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boro SOCIAL ACTIVITIES The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

SPECIAL EVENTS The women of Macedonia A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a prayer breakfast featuring Carol Mackey, renowned author of the book “Sister Girl Devotions,” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 37-22 Union St., Flushing. Donation is $15. For more info., call (718) 353-5870.

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

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Rocking the Road for a Cure will host a benefit motorcycle and classic car run on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Police-escorted run starts at Alley Pond Park, Winchester Boulevard and Union Turnpike, Queens Village. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. Rocking the Road for a Cure is a nonprofit organization that provides free homebound wellness programs and support services for breast cancer patients. For further information visit rockingtheroadforacure.org The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its annual Queens fundraiser, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a two-mile walk in Flushing Meadows Park, Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. To register visit alznyc.org/queenswalk or call the 24-hour helpline at (800) 272-3900. Walkers can register on-site but are strongly urged to register in advance. The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a Sukkot luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $18 for members, $7.50 for children and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 24. For more information call Susan Rosenbaum at (718) 224-3436 or Janet Wolf at (718) 631-5468. Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 411 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free. The State Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a charitable softball game, K of C “Mets” versus K of C “Yankees,” to benefit N.Y.S. Special Olympics and St. Mary’s Hospital. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at ICYP Fields at 35-15 20 Ave. in Astoria. Admission includes games and BBQ. The cost is $10 per person; $25 per family; children under 10 go free. Call Rich Monahan at (917) 769-2172. The Center for the Women of New York invites everyone to join its annual 3K Walkathon for Women on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fort Totten Park at the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 212 Street in

Bayside. Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Register with a $15 donation. With a $25 donation you also receive a CWNY T-shirt. Send a check to Queens Borough Hall, Room 325, 102-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424 or register online at cwny.org. The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.

SUPPORT GROUPS A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393. The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672. Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park. Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week. Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE. The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393. Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752. The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eight-week computer basics class using Windows 7 starting on Sept. 24. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329. The Selfhelf Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eightweek class in Email/Internet using IE9 starting Sept. 25. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329.


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collection — a large fabric and metal heart called, what else, “Happy Heart,” by Odathrowback of Jamaica, who designs emblems and medallions for hip-hop artists. A trio of tantalizing tigers — watercolor paintings by Paul Decay called “Sanshin vs. Sanshin I II and III” is a type of Korean folk art, Han explained, and the transparent circles behind the felines evoke the geographic shape of North and South Korea. “Sanshin means the ghost of a mountain,” Han said. “They venerate the mountain by using the tigers as symbols of good fortune and long life.”

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Interestingly, some of the pieces are stills by video and animation makers. Lily & Honglei have created a hypnotic series of three images depicting a woman’s face surrounded by clouds and waves. Titled “The Moonlit Night I, II and III,” they are part of a yet-untitled film being created by the duo, Han said, and are in the medium of charcoal pencil and pastel on paper. “They draw each scene and then they take a picture, and they combine them together,” Han said of the images. “They Q are beautiful.”

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Francis Lewis Boulevard is the longest street that runs exclusively through Queens, beginning up north in Whitestone and terminating in Rosedale. Unfortunately, few people today know much about the patriot it was named for and the sacrifices he made. Francis Lewis was born in Wales in 1713. An orphan raised by an uncle, he became a successful merchant in America. He was taken prisoner by the French during the French and Indian War, and granted 5,000 acres of land in Whitestone by the British upon his release seven years later. In 1765 he retired there. After joining the rebel Sons of Liberty and attending the Stamp Act Congress, he was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, the year the Revolutionary War began. In 1776 he was one of the 56 delegates, four from New York, who signed the Declaration of Independence. He paid a high price for rebellion: The British sailed to Whitestone, burned down his house and took his wife prisoner. Purposely mistreated, she died three years later. Lewis, who also lost much of his money

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Based on the media hysteria, one would have thought that the season was over for the Giants after they lost to the Dallas Cowboys 24-17 in the NFL season opener. The same doomsday prophets must have been gleefully rubbing their hands when Eli Manning uncharacteristically threw three interceptions in the first half of last Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to put the Giants in a 27-13 hole early in the third quarter. As per custom, Eli turned into Superman as he shook off what looked to be a terrible day and started hitting his receivers, Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, on big plays. When the game ended, Manning had thrown for over 500 yards and the Giants had pulled off a needed 41-34 comeback win. Afterwards Eli joked that he could have set NFL passing records if the league allowed his interceptions to count in his yardage. He wasn’t laughing, however, about how the Tampa defense tried to mug him and strip the ball with a meaningless two seconds on the clock as the Giants, as per NFL tradition were taking a knee to finish out the game. Giants coach Tom Coughlin was livid and lectured new Buccaneers (and former Rut-

during the war, died on Dec. 30, 1802. But the family politics did not. His son Morgan Lewis, who fought in the Revolution, became governor of New York. The only por trait of With the con- Francis Lewis, signer of struction of the the Declaration of IndeCross Island Park- pendence, painted durway in 1939, the ing his lifetime. street then called Cross Island Boulevard saw its name changed to Francis Lewis Boulevard to avoid confusion, on the suggestion of Queens County Supreme Court Justice Charles Colden, a Whitestone native whose family roots went back to the Revolution. Colloquially called Franny Lew, the street became a popular but dangerous drag racing strip. Eventually speed cameras were installed to curb the unnecessary deaths. Today it’s fashionable to name roads and bridges after political figures. Lewis, whose name is also on two schools and a park here, was a true patriot deserving of the honor. Q

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SYMBIONTS LIVING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/24/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 21-53 42nd Street, Apartment 3, Astoria, New York 11105. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Public Notice The New York City Department for the Aging will be conducting Public Hearings on the 2013-2014 Annual Plan for services under the Older Americans Act, the New York State Community Services for the Elderly and the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Programs. Hearings are scheduled for each borough as follows: BRONX, Friday, October 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bronx Borough President’s Office - Rotunda, 851 Grand Concourse; BROOKLYN, Thursday, October 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon Street; QUEENS, Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213; MANHATTAN, Monday, October 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 40 Worth Street, Room 328; STATEN ISLAND, Tuesday, October 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church - Community Center, 2329 Victory Blvd. Call 311 for more information and to register for a hearing. www.nyc.gov/aging

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STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 15150-09 Borough: Queens Block: 12164 Lot: 12 NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through FLORENCE HUNT, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs; DROR VAKNIN; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND PRESERVATION DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; JAMES HUNT, A/K/A JAMES LINDY HUNT and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #100,” the names of the last 100 defendants being fictitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiffs, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and, the assignees, lienors, creditors and successorsin-interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this 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 service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or 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 the Complaint. Queens County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: June 26, 2012 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Bernice D. Siegal, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated June 27, 2012, and filed with supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as 110-29 160th Street, Jamaica, New York and being a parcel of land designated as Block 12164 and Lot 0012. The relief sought is the sale of the subject property at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $10,282.18, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the property. Anthony J. Iacchetta Phillips Lytle LLP Office and Post Office Address 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, New York 14614. Tel. No. (585) 238-2000

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals has scheduled a public hearing on the following application: Variance (§72-21) to permit construction of a cellar and four-story mixed use building with commercial use on first floor and three dwelling units on upper floors on a vacant lot that does not provide a required side yard (3’ proposed, 8’ required). C24/R6A zoning district. ADDRESS: 146-61 105th Avenue, north side of 105th Ave., 34.65’ southwest of intersection of 105th Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, Block 10055, Lot 19, Borough of Queens. APPLICANT: Rothkrug Rothkrug & Spector, LLP, for M.S.P. Realty Development, Inc., owner. Community Board No.: 12Q This application, Cal. No.: 152-12BZ, has been calendared for Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:30 P.M., session, 40 Rector Street, 6th floor Hearing Room “E”, Borough of Manhattan. Interested persons or associations may appear at the hearing to present testimony regarding this application. This application can be reviewed at the Board offices, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This notice is published by the applicant in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Board of Standards and Appeals.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FLORIDA: PROBATE DIVISION Case Number: 11-4556 IN RE: ESTATE OF ENA RICKETTS-PERRY The administration of the estate of ENA RICKETTS-PERRY Deceased, File Number 11-4556 is pending in the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Probate Division. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Any Relatives of ENA RICKETTSPERRY and all persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Attorney for Personal Representative: Robin D. Benjamin 3850 Bird Road Suite 903, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Telephone: 305-569-9900 Personal Representative: Janie Rickets- Hoffenden 1005 Winding Lake Rd. #202, Sunrise, FL 33351

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: MADISON GROUP 66 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/27/2012. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 120-15 Liberty Avenue, South Richmond, Hill, NY 11419. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: IEFA LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/03/2012. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 108-14 67 Rd., Forest Hills, NY 13175. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Great Stone Development LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 135-21 Roosevelt Ave., #A, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: General.

RMPC MANAGEMENT LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/13/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 64-17 Madison St., Ridgewood, NY 11385. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: H & Y TAX SERVICES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/20/2012. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 144-31 37th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of limited liability company. Name: JOYS ADULT SOCIAL DAYCARE CENTER LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/10/2012. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 41-61 Kissena Blvd., C28A, Flushing, NY 11355. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1265786 for EATING PLACE BEER has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell BEER ONLY at retail in a restaurant under the Alcholic Beverage Control Law at 4012 83rd St., Elmhurst, NY 113731318 county of Queens for on-premises consumption. *TACOS TULCINGO CORP.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Valenti Martin Media LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/2/2012. Office location is New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Vanessa Valenti, 34-19 29th St., Apt. 6B, Astoria, NY 11106. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

86-18 JAMAICA AVENUE LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/20/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Felice J. Muraca, 114 Old Country Rd., Ste. 420, Mineola, NY 115014410. General Purposes.

NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/6/12, bearing Index Number NC-000494-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, in Record Room 357, grants me the right to assume the name of Chasity Annmarie Agosto. My present name is Jolselin Ann Marie Salcedo aka Chasity Agosto aka Chastity Ann Agosto aka Chasity A. Agosto aka Chansity Ann Agosto aka Chansity Agosto. My present address is 145-47 105th Ave., Apt. #1, Jamaica, NY 11435. My place of birth is in Brooklyn, New York. My date of birth is July 8, 1992.

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Howard Beach, exclusive agent for studios & 1 BR apts, absentee L/L. Call Joe Trotta, Broker @ 718- Howard Beach, furn room in 843-3333 newly built house, incls highHoward Beach/Cloverdale, 1 BR speed Internet & premium cable, walk-in, sliding door to yard, patio, close to shops, restaurants, near shopping, express bus, transportation. $650/mo, gentleschools, no pets, no broker fee, man pref. 718-641-3370 free W/D, $1,025/mo, heat incl, 917-723-0158 Howard Beach/Lindenwood, 3 BRs w/terr, 1 1/2 baths, close to all shops & trans, no pets/smoking, credit ck req. Call owner, 917855-7390 Howard Beach/Lindenwood, 3 BR duplex split-level, bright & sunny, 1 & 1/2 baths, new windows, excel cond, $1,750/mo, incl heat, walk to all, by owner, 917-723-0158

OCEANSIDE

SUN 9/23, 12-2PM 229 W. Waukena Ave. Oceanside, NY 11572 Oceanlea Split, 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, LR, FDR, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceiling, Skylight, Deck, Custom Granite EIK, Master Suite w/full bath, Near LIRR. $589K.

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OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com

â&#x20AC;˘ 900 sq ft, 1 oversized BR, LR, DR, EIK, 1 Bath. Maint. $605/mo, includes gas, water & electric. â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Rms, 750 sq ft, 1 BR, Newly renov, Mint cond, Elevator bldg, Close to all! Maint. $324/mo. Priced to brag about! VINNY @ CAMPIONE REALTY

3 BRs, 2 Full Baths, 30x100, Garage, Pvt Dvwy, Backyard, Good condition, Brick & siding structure. Many happy memories shared here. $525K, By Owner

718-945-4206 Howard Beach/Lindenwood, 2 BR duplex. Everything brand new! Pvt house, walk to all, parking incl, credit ck , 917-435-3035 $1,650/mo. Agent 718-288-6658, Century 21 Amiable Howard Beach, 3 1/2 rms w/terr. Howard Beach/Lindenwood, beauti- Asking 105K. Howard Beach Detached brick legal 2 Realty 516-902-6777 ful 2 Br, 2 bath w/terr, lots of closet family, Mint condition, space, move-in cond, $1,650/mo, Jamaica Hills Co-op (The incl everything except elec, credit Highlander), beautiful doorman 30x100, Detached garage, building, 2 lg BRs, LR, FDR, 2 full ck/refs req, 917-586-5454 Pvt Dvwy, New roof & baths, terr, walk to train, $199K. Howard Beach/Lindenwood, 3 Connexion I RE, 718-845-1136 windows. Asking $479K BRs, 2 baths, close to all. $1,650/mo, by owner, no pets, No brokers, Call owner parking avail. 917-723-0158 718-408-0856 Howard Beach/Lindenwood, small Howard Beach Condo, 3 BR, 2 5 rms, 2 BRs, new carpet, freshly bath, townhouse, 2 indoor garâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2 painted, immed occupancy, outdoor spots, dog ok, $289K. $1,400/mo incls heat/hot Connexion I RE, 718-845-1136 Ozone Park, Front office for rent. water/dvwy, credit & employment Great location, MUST SEE! 135-07 check. Owner, 718-781-1493 Crossbay Blvd. Call 718-843-7777 Old Howard Beach, 2 BR, 2 fl, pvt Old Howard Beach, Sat 9/22, 1-3, ent, near all, sunny, tiled bath, 164-44 96 St. Charming 1 family, Ozone Park, office for rent, fully no pets/smoking, $1,275/mo, newly renov, 3 BRs, 2 full baths. furn, 350 sq ft, 1 fl, 212-203-1330 above store, incl heat & gas, 646- Must sell! All offers! Jerry Fink Classified Ad Deadline is 12 Noon RE, 718-766-9175 346-0951 on Tuesday for Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper.

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CONDOS FOR SALE H appy Valentine's Day! Howard Beach/Lindenwood • XLG 2 BR, 2 Bath Hi-Rise w/Terrace, Immaculate Cond! $249K • Huge 1 BR Hi-Rise, Window in Kitchen, Tremendous Rooms, Immaculate Condition!th ................$159K • 5 RM Corner Hi-Rise, 2 BR, 2 Baths, Updated Thru-out, Excellent Condition! .......................................................$255K

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Huge 2½ Rm Studio, Hi-Rise Condo. Super Mint! $1,100/mo.

CO-OPS FOR SALE Howard Beach/Lindenwood

• 2 BRs, 1 Bath Hi-Rise, Needs TLC .................................. $99K • Beautiful 5 Rm Garden Apt, 1st Fl, 1 BR, Updated Thru-out, Dogs ok ..........................................................................$159K

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• 1100 sq ft Medical/Prof. Office, Ground Floor, Great least terms available .....................................................$299K or $2300 to Rent

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Corner property on HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK 100x100. Huge home HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Mint all brick Tudor, 3 BRs, 2 new baths, w/architectual plans to Unique 4 BR, 2.5 Baths, 1 car gar and New kit w/breakfast Nook, CAC, Updated 3 car dvwy, CAC, deck overlooking electric, porcelain tiles 1st Fl, H/W Fls expand. Home has been rare yard upstairs, 9' ceilings 1st & 2 flrs, Pvt dvwy with in-ground pool. Mint & 1 Car gar, Slate roof, Fin bsmnt w/sep walk-in, new kit, granite countertops, gutted to the studs. entrance, High ceilings. Asking $669K spectacular bath. Asking $649K

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• Howard Beach/Crossbay Blvd - Fully Equipped Gym. Great leases, Busy Membership! ..................................................Call Fred $229K

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Move-in Condition, 1 Family, 3 BRs, Full Basement, Great Location, New Windows & Kitchen. $365K

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REDUCED TO $629K

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Lg Hi-Ranch w/Bsmnt, 40x100 Mint Corner Colonial on 100x40, Totally Lot, 5 BRs, 3 Full Baths, All Hardwood Fls, 1 Car Gar, Well Redone w/New Kit, Granite Countertops Water for Sprinklers, CAC, New & Stainless Steel Appliances, All Tiled Floors, 3 BRs, 2.5 Baths. $599K Roof. Asking $675K

Houses Wanted - Free To List - Free Credit Check - Call Now! HOWARD BEACH/OLD SIDE HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Lg Cape on 42x100, Updated Windows, H/W Fls on 1st Fl, Updated EIK w/9' Ceilings and Access to Bkyd, Det 2 Car Gar w/Pvt Dvwy, Full Fin Top Fl & Bsmnt, Pavers in Bkyd. Asking. $629K

HOWARD BEACH

HOWARD BEACH

HOWARD BEACH/HAMILTON BEACH For the price of a condo! 1 Family, 3 BRs, All New Throughout, Water View! New Kit & Bath. Only $259K

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK Hi Ranch, 49x100, 10 Rms, Fireplace, Many Extras, 4 BRs, 3 Baths, Inground Pool, Garage, Pvt Dvwy. New Lower Price! Call Now!

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Mint Hi-Ranch, Totally Redone, HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Move In! 3 BRs, 2 Baths Townhouse 3/4 BRs, New Kit w/SS Appl, New Beautiful 3/4 BRs Colonial, Full Condo. 2nd floor, 2 Terraces, Dogs Brick, Stucco, Windows, Pavers Fin Bsmnt, Updated Throughout, ok. Unit comes with 2 car garage and Private Driveway, Garage. Front & Back! Asking only $699K a double driveway. Only $289K

HOWARD BEACH 4 Rms, 1 BR Hi Rise Co-op, All redone, New Granite Kit, New Bath, New Appl. PARKING AVAILABLE! Asking $111K

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HOWARD BEACH CO-OPS • Studio, Low Maint, Move in! $62K • Hi-Rise, JR/4, Maint incl all utilities ............................ $95K • 2 BR w/DR, (Garden) in Courtyard, Low Maint ....$136K HOWARD BEACH/HAMILTON BEACH • 2 BR, 2 Baths, Hi-Rise ...$150K Mint "Waterfront" Ranch on HOWARD BEACH CONDO double lot 50x70, All updated, • Heritage House - 2 BRs, 2 Bath New kitchen & new bath, Deck Condo, 1st Floor Unit, Pets OK, overlooking bay, dock space. Owner Motivated........... $199K Only $295K

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3.5 Rms 1 BR, 1 Bath Hi-Rise Co-op with Terrace. Asking $109K

5 Rms, 2 BRs, 2 Baths, Hi-Rise Co-op. Asking only $115K

All Brick, Huge Custom Split Colonial 37x35 on 56x100 Lot, 4 BRs, 3.5 Baths, New Oak Fls, 2 Fireplaces, Paved Circular Dvwy, 2 Car Gar, IGP.


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WOODHAVEN Low Vacancy Rate Location and Good Rental for Commercial Space Serving Multi-Family Buildings in Area. Nearby New School, Place of Worship, L Train. Many Improvements in Each Rental Unit

Call Anthony Fernandez 718-848-4700

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SOUTH OZONE PARK

OZONE PARK

YONKERS

Excellent 2 Family Income Property, 4 BRs, 2 Baths, Full Fin. Bsmt., Great for 1st Time Buyers.

Very Nice 2 Family House, Wood Floors, New Kitchen, Big Backyard, Close to Transportation, Schools & Shopping. Ready to Move in!

Ranch 50 X 100 Lot, 33 X 50 Building, Brick Det Dwy, 5 BR, 3 Full Baths, 1 Car Garage, Fin. Bsmt.

Call Paul Deo for more info 718-848-4700

Call Margie Baraket 718-848-4700

For more info contact Pedro & Cecilia 646-552-4422

HOWARD BEACH OZONE PARK Beautiful Mint Condition 2 Family Home, New Bathroom, New Kit., New Windows, New Floors, New Carpeting on the Second Floor, Backyard Complete with a Large Porch, and a Beautiful Small Garden.

Call Nancy Yen 718-938-1298

HOWARD BEACH Huge 3 BR Condo W/2 Full Baths & Lots of Closets in Excellent Condition, Close to Transportation & Major Highways, JFK Airport and “A” Train. Easy To Show. Call Now and Reserve Your Appointment!!

Paul Deo 718-848-4700

Mint Condition 2 BR/2 Bath Condo with Terrace Views of Freedom Tower & Empire State Building. New Kit., Large Living Room, Formal Dining Room, 2 Nice Size BRs, Large Closets. Close to Shopping, Schools, House of Worship & Express Bus to Manhattan.

Call Carolyn Defalco for more info 917-208-9176

RIDGEWOOD Great Investment Property, Store (Large Open Space) & 2-2 BR Apts, New Windows, Rubber Roof.

For more information contact Dominic Berinato 917-579-0260

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OZONE PARK Legal 5 Fam., Det, Pvt Driveway, 50 x 100, Unique Property. Say Hello to a Good Buy.

Contact Rene Rose 718-738-6618

SOUTH OZONE PARK Beautiful House in Mint Condition. Legal 2 Fam. Used as 1 Fam. 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, Porch, Full Fin. Bsmt.

For more information please contact Ana Maria 917-309-3408

HOWARD BEACH Lovely Hi-Ranch Style Brick Home With In-ground Pool. Central A/C, Built In BBQ., Anderson Windows & Doors, Updated Kit. & Baths. Roof is 15 Yrs. Storage Attic, In-ground Sprinkler System, Alarmed.

For more info contact Carolyn Defalco 917-208-9176

OZONE PARK

COMMACK

Local Institution ‘Fursi’s’ Store and Building for Sale, 40 Plus Years in Same Location. Great Investment with Two Rentals. Tons of Extras.

KEW GARDENS

Beautiful 1 Family House In Supermint Condition, 6 BRs, 3 Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Full Fin. Bsmt.

Call Listing Broker John Dibs For more information 718-848-4700

1 BR Co-op Apt In Pre-War Building, 1 Bath, EIK, LR/DR, Near LIRR 1.5 Block, 15 Mins. to Penn Station, 5 Mins. to E & F Trains & Express Bus.

For more information please contact Ana Maria 917-309-3408

For more info contact Valerie Shalomoff 646-533-8142

HOWARD BEACH Old Howard Beach, Income Producer, Legal 3 Family, 60 X 100 Lot.

High 600Ks. Call Maryann 917-838-2624

HOWARD BEACH 2 BRs, 1 Bath, W/Full Dining Room, First Floor Garden Co-op,

$135K. Call Theresa 347-531-9060


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