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De Blasio mum on outer-borough taxis Popular among Queens riders, but challenged by city’s mayor-elect by Michael Gannon Editor


ver since June, Queens residents have been taking full advantage of a state appellate court ruling allowing specially licensed green livery cars to accept street hails. But with the landslide election this month of Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, the program faces an uncertain future, and City Council members representing some of the areas where the Granny Smith-green cabs have been most popular are not commenting as to just where they stand on the matter. Until June, yellow taxis held exclusive rights to picking up street hails, while socalled livery cars needed to make pickups by appointment through a pre-ar ranged dispatch system. Cab drivers, however, have tended to congregate at airports and in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, which are the most lucrative areas. Mayor Bloomberg, bypassing opposition in the City Council, got his outer-borough taxi plan approved in the state Legislature. Following June’s ruling, more than 1,300 of the green cars may take street hails outside of the airports and in Manhattan above E. 96th and W. 110th streets. The lawsuit was filed by representatives of 38 yellow taxi fleets, and joined by de Blasio acting in his capacity as public advocate.

Multiple published sources also state that de Blasio’s campaign received about $350,000 in contributions from the yellow taxi industry. Figures obtained last week from the Taxi and Limousine Commission show that Astoria, with more than 24,000 street hails through Nov. 10, is the city’s second-busiest location for the green cars. Forest Hills, Elmhurst and Woodside all register in the top 10. De Blasio said last month that he intends “to go back to the drawing board” on the proposal, but has steadfastly refused to say what his alternative will be. His transition team did not respond to emails from the Chronicle seeking clarification on his position. Of three Council members contacted from areas in Queens heavily served by the green cars, only Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) responded, with his office saying he would have no comment. Jackson Heights is 11th on the TLC list. The Chronicle exchanged phone calls with the office of Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) but was unable to speak with her or a representative. Forest Hills is the fourth-busiest service location in the city. The office of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) also did not respond to the Chronicle’s inquiry. Van Bramer represents Woodside,

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Workshops fire up debate over future of long-abandoned rail line by Domenick Rafter Editor

The first set of meetings between the groups leading the study of a proposed High Line-style park on the former Rockaway Beach rail corridor and the residents who live along the line started a little on the rocky side. Before the conglomerate of organizations, led by urban park advocacy group The Trust for Public Land and the plan’s backers, Friends of the QueensWay, even began their short presentation in Woodhaven’s Emanuel Baptist Church on Nov. 12, they were shouted down by a handful of residents who thought the workshop was a public forum. “In other words, you don’t care what we have to say?” one resident shouted when Adam Lubinsky of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, one of the two firms working with TPL on the QueensWay feasbility study, told the residents the workshops were not public forums and their concerns would be shared in group activities later in the meeting. But by the end of that first workshop, the irate residents — minus the small number who walked out — sat at tables with facilitators, fellow residents and giant maps of the right of way between Ozone Park and Rego Park and talked about their concerns, questions and frustrations with the process. TPL, WXY and the third firm working on the team, dlandstudio, held three public workshops: the one in Woodhaven, one at Queens Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills on Nov. 19 and a third at St. Mary Gate of Heaven in Ozone Park on Nov. 20. The goal of the workshops was to gather residents into groups and have them tell facilitators working on the study what they want to see in a QueensWay, what their concerns are,

Susannah Drake of dlandstudio, one of the firms working on the QueensWay feasibility study, presents information at the PHOTO BY DOMENICK first workshop in Woodhaven on Nov. 12. RAFTER

or, as the groups often heard, why they don’t want to see the project at all. Each meeting began with a short presentation that included a quick explanation on what the project might look like and examples of similar projects in other parts of the world,

including the much-used walking and biking trail along the old Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Northeast Queens and a railturned-trail in London, which abuts backyards as the proposed QueensWay would in Woodhaven, Forest Hills and Rego Park. Then, once the presentations were over, the table discussions began. Facilitators wrote ferociously as residents talked over each other to get their points across. “Who is going to pay for this?” “How are we going to prevent crime from happening there?” “Who is going to maintain it?” “What about my privacy?” Concerns, and a laundry list of benefits from residents excited about the plan, were posted on a wall after the meetings for the public to see. According to the workshops’ organizers, more than 150 people showed up to the second meeting in Forest Hills. “We were really excited about the turnout there,” said Andrea Crawford of Friends of the QueensWay, first vice chairwoman of Community Board 9. The series of meetings ended with heated and in-depth debates between the QueensWay’s supporters and those, mainly from the Rockaways, who back a competing plan to reactivate rail service on the line. They included Phil McManus, a Rockaway resident who started a group called the Queens Public Transit Committee, who attended the Ozone Park meeting armed with signs calling for the line to be reactivated, a proposal backed by two congressmen, Reps. Greg Meeks (D-Jamaica) and continued on page 25

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Queens College to study rail line plans Students will look at both train and park proposals next year by Domenick Rafter

conference to announce the study on Monday. The project will be led by Rodberg and Plans to develop the right of way of the old Scott Larson, a faculty member in the DepartRockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line ment of Urban Studies, who will teach a class focused on the project to about a dozen stuare moving forward in all directions. While the urban parks advocacy group The dents, a mix of undergraduates and graduates, Trust for Public Land conducts its feasibility in the spring before they hit the streets as study for the proposal to build a High Line- research assistants next summer. The focus of the type park on the old st udy will be on rail line between assessing communiRego Park and Ozone e believe our study will ty transportation patPark, Queens College terns and needs as is now joining in, help everyone evaluate well as people’s attiplanning a study next t udes about the year on both that plan what is best for the impact, costs, needs and a competing one people and communities and feasibility of the to reactivate train rail and as well as s e r v i c e b e t we e n of Queens.” the QueensWay proRego Park and the posal, which will Rockaway peninsula. — Leonard Rodberg, chairman, Queens also be included in The rail line is College Department of Urban Studies the project. championed by two “We believe our South Queens congressmen, Reps. Greg Meeks (D-Jamaica) study will help everyone evaluate what is best and Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens), for the people and communities of Queens,” and most prominently by Assemblyman Phil Rodberg said. He said the plan is to have the report comGoldfeder (D-Rockaway Park), who joined Queens College President James Musykens pleted by the end of the summer. “This study will not be the final study and the college’s Department of Urban Studies Chairman Leonard Rodberg at a press needed,” Rodberg said, “but we will look at Editor

Queens College President James Musykens, left, Leonard Rodberg, chairman of the Department of Urban Studies, and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announce Queens College’s upcoming study PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER on the plans for the old Rockaway Beach rail line on Monday. all the options and look at them objectively.” The study won’t go into detail on the cost of building either a park or rail line or, if the latter, whether it should be a light rail, part of the LIRR or part of the subway system. “We will consult with experts on the

transportation alternative, but we will not be able to get a cost analysis,” Rodberg said. “The whole idea here is to expose all the possible options.” Goldfeder added that if the study leads to continued on page 28

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Howard Beach Judea Center gives thanks Temple, hard hit by Sandy, hosts a party for holiday it missed last year by Mark Lord Chronicle Contributor

The folks at the Howard Beach Judea Center have lots to be thankful for this year. The synagogue was devastated last year by Hurricane Sandy, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage, according to its executive director, Barry Rachnowitz. But now things are looking up, and Rachnowitz spent much of this week helping prepare a Thanksgiving feast, which brought together the temple’s pre-school students and their families on Tuesday afternoon. “When Sandy hit, people gave to us. How can we not give to people?” Lisa Mason, the assistant director of the center’s school, where she teaches the universal pre-kindergarten class, reflected. In addition to the celebration, the temple is also in the process of taking up a collection for the needy “to do something nice for the holidays,” Rachnowitz said. The two benefactors will be City Harvest and the Bowery Mission. Earlier in the week, the children in the school learned a little about the meaning of Thanksgiving, a holiday which has its roots in religious traditions but has long been celebrated in a secular manner. In this country, the holiday is commonly traced back to 1621 in Plymouth, Mass.

Kids run around the tepee constructed at the Howard Beach Judea Center on Wednesday during PHOTO BY MARK a Thanksgiving event at the synagogue devastated last year by Hurricane Sandy. LORD

The youngsters, ranging from three to five years old, even pitched in to help mash the sweet potatoes and toss the salad. The event was first held two years ago but was cancelled last year because of Sandy, according to Rachnowitz.

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Volunteer chef Dorie Pearlman, Mason’s mother, made it a family affair, as she whipped up a feast for nearly 100, including the youngsters and their families. All the traditional delights were included: turkey, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows,

homemade cranberry sauce, corn, green beans and salad. “It’s nice for the families to come together,” Rachnowitz said. A traditional tepee stood at the center of the room, with many of the youngsters taking turns dancing and running around it. The tables were set up family style, with decorations made by the children, who also made their colorful headwear. As a reminder of the significance of the holiday, guests were offered copies of a literary piece entitled, “Give Thanks,” which said, in part, “In this time of plenty, let us remember those who have no festivity and those whose lives are more troubled than our own.” The words ring especially true after the losses suffered last year. “The water came in three feet high,” Rachnowitz said. “We had to sanitize everything.” Walls had to be replaced, and the front of the building had to be re-tiled, adding that the school also lost many of its books, chairs and toys. “We’re all thankful to be together, to be healthy and to celebrate family and friends,” said Ann Ljuba, whose four-year-old daughter attends the school. Completing the picture was Grandma Rosita. A good — and filling — time was had by Q all.

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t was only last week that the Borough Board approved the city’s sale of 23 acres of Willets Point to a development group composed of the Mets’ real estate arm and the Related Companies for all of $1. So we see no reason the city can’t wait a little longer for the many small businesses it’s kicking out of the area to move. In order to get the full year’s rent money they were promised for their new locations, businesses must move out by this weekend. But many are not ready to do that. If they move by Jan. 1, they can get six months’ worth of rent. Given all the bureaucratic back and forth the redevelopment plan has gone through, all the changes and the broken promises, the city should give the businesses a break and also provide those that move out by Jan. 1 with a full years’ rent money. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) wants to go even further, giving the companies another six months to leave. We have little doubt that the city has not been giving the businesses it’s ousting — mostly small, discount auto repair shops, some admittedly operating at the edge of the law — all the assistance with moving that it claims. It allocated $700,000 to one real estate company to help find new locations for the businesses, but Avella says that as far as he can

tell, the firm has done little than provide information about available properties that can be found online. Even if that’s not quite the entire picture, everyone knows that the Willets Point redevelopment process has not been conducted with an eye toward protecting its victims from the start. You’ll remember that the public and the City Council were first sold on the plan in large part due to all the affordable housing that would be built there. But then that part of the project was shoved off into the distant future, so that a shopping mall and hotel can go up first. We don’t have enough malls and hotels already? And even if we don’t, are you going to be able to get your muffler fixed there? We doubt it. Then there’s the simple, stunning fact that the city sold 23 acres of real estate it deems valuable for $1, to companies that are doing just fine while the rest of us still can’t fully recover from the sharp economic downturn of 2008. The fact that the city didn’t even try to get anything like the land’s market value just illustrates how this project was designed to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor from the start. We hope the small businesses at least get a little break on how soon they have to move. That would be nice gift to them in this holiday season. How about it, power brokers?

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Loved ‘News Makers’ Dear Editor: How wonderful it was reading your special section called “News Makers” in the Nov. 14 35th anniversary edition of the Queens Chronicle. Indeed it was so enjoyable reading the bios of those people you included in this issue that we clipped out the bios and will enclose them in letters to friends so that they too will enjoy. We hope this will be a continuing part of your format at the Queen Chronicle — even if only one bio appears weekly in your publication. Incidentally, thank you for your wonderful newspaper that serves our community so well. Ann and Claire Pipolo Bayside Editor’s note: If you missed “News Makers,” you can find all the stories online at

Shop locally this year Dear Editor: Please support small retailers by joining your neighbors on Third Annual National Small Business Saturday, on Nov. 30. Do the same as often as possible during the other 364 days a year. Skip the national chain stores’ annual Black Friday madness, which now starts early Thursday at most large retail stores. Only PC Richards is closed. They allow their employees to © Copyright 2013 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.


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hether you get up from the table to shop on Thanksgiving or wait until the traditional Black Friday to hit the stores, we hope you’ll remember Small Business Saturday this weekend. That’s the effort led by American Express to get people to patronize individual stores and small, locally owned chains, as opposed to the megaretailers and online outlets. AmEx holders can even save a few dollars by registering their cards at us/small-business/Shop-Small ahead of time. But SBS is about much more than a little discount. It’s about supporting the businesses that make up our communities. Fifty-two percent of money spent at such stores stays in the neighborhood, according to AmEx, which is not the case with major chain stores. So do the local economy a favor and commit some holiday spending to your neighborhood businesses, starting this Saturday.

stay home with family. Take a pass on Cyber Monday for those who want to shop on the Internet. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. Get a good night’s sleep and come out and support small business by shopping local. In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your neighborhood businesses. There are so many great options. These people are our neighbors. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment without the support of government subsidies at taxpayers expense. If we don’t patronize our local community stores and restaurants to shop and eat, they don’t eat either. Please join me and your neighbors in continuing to support our Queens Chronicle. Patronize their advertisers; they provide the necessary revenues to help keep them in business. Let them know you saw their ad. This helps keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing. Larry Penner Great Neck, LI

The QueensWay’s costs Dear Editor: Public hearings and community input are lacking in the rollout of the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the former railroad-consisting of the 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. There are grave concerns advocates for and against this project must take into consideration before the final draft is put up for a vote before the City Council. Feasibility studies must address the social, economic and environmental impact this project will have on all surrounding communities. Woodhaven residents, especially those who live in the area of the line that runs parallel to 98th street in Woodhaven, are expectedly concerned about their continued safety and quality of life. The crime issue in Woodhaven and Ozone Park will only be aggravated, even if proposals to build gates and closure of the entrances are implemented, further over-

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Support Club Pride Dear Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there’s a place where many troubled seniors get help — Club Pride, part of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center at 243-02 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston. Funded by the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services and New York City’s Dept. of Mental Health & Hygiene, Club Pride (launched in 1997) is a geriatric psycho-social club. It provides counseling, therapy and social re-adjustment services for Queens residents, from 55 to 94, who suffer from mental illness & substance abuse. Clients come from Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills, Whitestone, College Point & Bayside. They’re referred by psychiatrists and other mental health providers, after their discharge from psychiatric and chronic care hospitals. continued on page 10




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Get involved Dear Editor: I was dismayed by poor turnouts for the NY Rising meeting at PS 207 and for our Howard Beach Civic Association. Why is attendance so low? No matter how busy we are, nor how tired at the end of the day, it behooves us to make the effort to learn first hand what our community needs and dire problems in them. This is the function of your civic association. Make no mistake. We do have special problems and with a showing of support, we can get results. Nothing discourages reporters, elected officials, community activists and our public servants more than an empty room. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a handful of us at St. Helen’s school cafeteria were informed that we are merging with the Lindenwood Alliance. This is great news. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and end before 9. They are held on the last Tuesday of the month, with a few exceptions for holidays. No meeting is scheduled for December. Plan to come on Jan. 28, early if you can, to meet the board and regular members. Coffee and light refreshments are served. Donations are most welcome! Put a buck in the kitty or bring something to share. Hot topics on the agenda will be f lood control, the best use of the $18 million Hurricane Sandy rebuilding allotment for Howard Beach, and pressing issues that may affect you and your family. We especially want to see young people attend. If you have children or are single, you have special needs that we want to hear. We are not just for seniors! Do come! B K Brumberg Howard Beach


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Dear Editor: With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Americans everywhere are bracing for the opportunity to feast on their favorite holiday entrée: the turkey. Millions of turkeys will be purchased and eaten throughout the country without hesitation. But, before this festive bird is consumed at the Thanksgiving table, it was a living creature that had to be killed so that diners could enjoy its meat. And this is where all the trouble and abuse begins. Contrary to popular belief, today’s turkeys are not raised on spacious farms with lush green grass, where they frolic merrily with other happy turkeys. Furthermore, many believe the turkeys are killed in a humane manner once their time comes to be served as dinner. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. The overwhelming majority of turkeys produced in the United States are raised inside filthy, crowded factory farms in inhumane conditions. Turkeys in factory farms are housed indoors in dark rooms, crunched together with other turkeys. The animals have very little space and are given very little medical attention. Outrageously, the agricultural industry has gotten Congress to exempt them from the Animal Welfare Act. This exemption allows unspeakable abuses to occur, including painful death through horrible slaughter meth-

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Letters continued from page 9 If not for Club Pride, many of them would have to be reinstitutionalized, at a heavy cost to taxpayers. Club Pride provides daily transportation to members via two buses for the Flushing and Bayside areas. But Flushing bus service will end on Dec. 6 due to budget cuts. Many riders are physically disabled. They can’t use public transportation and can’t afford Access-A-Ride’s daily $5 roundtrip fare. They’re distressed by the fear of losing Club Pride’s vital assistance. Don’t let this happen. Contact U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (212) 486-4430, Congresswoman Grace Meng (718) 445-7860, State Sen. Tony Avella (718) 357-3094, City Councilman Mark Weprin (718) 4680137 and Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (212) 669-7200. Urge them to save an essential resource for their constituents. Richard Reif Flushing

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Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving, New York’s wind energy has given us a lot to be grateful for. A new report by Environment New York, “Wind Power for a Cleaner America,” shows that wind energy in New York is already avoiding carbon pollution equiv-

alent to taking 382,203 cars off the road. In addition to reducing global warming pollution, wind energy in the state is also avoiding 1,724 tons of smog-causing nitrogen oxides which contribute to asthma, and 2,130 tons of sulfur dioxide which is a major component of acid rain. These benefits have made wind power a key component of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which seeks to reduce global warming pollution 17 percent by 2020. Federal incentives for wind–the investment tax credit and the production tax credit–are largely responsible for wind’s success, but are set to expire at the end of 2013. To curb global warming pollution and prevent future extreme weather events like Sandy, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand should continue to be champions for clean energy, and I call on our House delegation to do everything within their power to extend these critical clean energy incentives before the end of the year. Melanie Calero Environment New York Manhattan

Collectivism’s cost Dear Editor: The Affordable Care Act is less about healthcare and more about collecting fees, taxes, personal data and promoting a single payer system. The schemes and machinations inflicted on Congress to facilitate the passage of Obamacare have prompted many to ask if it is constitutional for the government to make any law it wishes for the sake of society, grant exemptions and exceptions to those who wrote the law and their constituents and, in the process, limit freedom and confiscate wealth? A society that can give you everything you need is able to take everything you have. For almost 100 years, our politicians have been trying to persuade us that wealth and property are not individual but communal. The traits of charity and benefaction have been superseded by the notion that everyone, no matter their value to society, should have everything that everyone else has, simply by virtue of existing. If everyone owns everyone else’s wealth collectively, political campaigns are merely never ending conflicts about who gets what. If a person does not own what he or she produces, then who does? The contentious issues generated by Obamacare are symbolic of the basic conflict in the world today. It is between two principles; individualism and the sanctity of private property and collectivism, where man lives for the sake of the group or collective. History books are testament to George Washington’s prophetic declaration and admonition that “private property and freedom are inseparable.” The ash heap of history is littered with governments that plundered and enslaved their citizens. We have reached the point in America where the government is unconstrained to do anything it pleases while citizens may act only by permission. Ed Konecnik Flushing

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New boardwalk may or may not take 3 years Parks gives completion date of 2016, but Goldfeder says that’s pessimistic by Domenick Rafter Editor

Hurricane Sandy hit 13 months ago, and the Rockaway boardwalk, which was completely destroyed in the storm west of Beach 88th Street, has still not been rebuilt. That fact has been a point of contention between the city and the Rockaway community since the hurricane. As devastated boardwalks have been rebuilt on the Jersey Shore and Long Beach in Nassau County, the people of the Rockaways were left wondering “what about us?” City Parks Com missioner Veronica White twice said the agency planned on starting construction on the new boardwalk by early next year. But after presenting the new plans to a meeting of Community Board 14 on Nov. 18, First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh told DNAinfo that the target completion date is Dec. 2016. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) said he doesn’t buy the Dec. 2016 date. “I think it was a mistake,” he said. “I think they will finish it a lot earlier.” However, Goldfeder said he isn’t too concer ned with the possibility of a long construction. “It’d rather it be done right than be done fast,” he said.

The design for the new Rockaway Beach boardwalk, the completion date of which is still not confirmed, though one Parks Department official said it could take until the end of 2016 to finish. RENDERING COURTESY NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT

In a statement, the Parks Department did not identify a completion date, but said it would start construction early next year. “With the exception of the new boardwalk islands that were completed for last summer, the design is being rethought

from quite literally the ground up — with elevated, steel-reinforced concrete and multiple layers of protection, including approximately 6 miles of retaining walls and planted dunes,” the statement read. “We anticipate groundbreaking in early

2014 and as construction progresses we will be able to estimate completion dates for individual sections as well as the overall project.” The new boardwalk will be concrete and early designs show aquatic themes including wavy patterns and blue decorative stones. In some parts, the boardwalk will be as much as 7 feet higher than it was. The agency added that the boardwalk project is a “complex” one and requires going through approvals from a number of agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A permit is required from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Parks Department said it was planning on having the first phase of the boardwalk, between the cur rent boardwalk islands and concession stands at Beach 88th and Beach 97th streets, done by next summer when the beach reconstruction project is to be completed. Much of the boardwalk east of Beach 88th Street survived the hurricane with only minor damage. The department would construct the boardwalk in stages, but work on different sections at the same time in order to expedite the process and sections will open to Q the public as they are completed.

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Plan in early stages; CB 12 leader wants more health facilities in area by Stephanie E. Santana Chronicle Contributor

Amidst some disappointment from Community Board 12 leaders, the property at 15013 89th Ave., formerly the Mary Immaculate Hospital, is set to become a residential facility, according to its owner, Meyer Chetrit. Following its bankruptcy in 2009, the hospital was sold in an auction to Guttman Realty for $26.6 million, after which sole ownership went to Chetrit a few weeks later. When news of the closing hit, Queens leaders including Borough President Helen Marshall were vocal about maintaining the building as some sort of healthcare facility. The sentiment was in response to the closings of both Mary Immaculate and St. John’s hospitals. On hearing news of the choice to make it residential, CB 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams expressed disappointment saying, “Our hope was for it to be some kind of healthcare facility to meet the needs of the residents of the community.” Approval for the residential facility was given by the Department of Buildings on Nov. 12 after an initial request in April for interior demolition and removal. Over the years, the building has been visibly deteriorating, a “piercing reminder of how much we are losing in our districts,” for Adams. According to District Manager Yvonne Reddick, the decision to make it residential rather than a shelter is at least an improvement. Ten shelters already exist in the area, Reddick said. The property is zoned as both commercial and residential. The interior work underway on the seven-story building is as of right, meaning that approval to undergo reconstruction was only required by the city. According to Reddick, the only plan they are aware of for now is to convert the building to residential use. Once the owner

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At-risk kids get early Thanksgiving Group for children with absent dads holds turkey dinner in Howard Beach by Domenick Rafter Editor

Anthony Gurino knows what it’s like to not have his dad around. The Howard Beach native’s father was not in his life for several key years as he was growing up. Now as an adult, he wants to make sure every child who doesn’t have a father present has a chance at a good life. “I always vowed when I was in a position later in my life, I would spend some time with kids like this,” he said. “It’s very dear to my heart.” Gurino, an accomplished actor who now works in the insurance industry, established a nonprofit called Dad’s Away, which aims to help children whose fathers are not around, either through incarceration, as the case was with Gurino’s dad, abandonment or military deployment. He said he was lucky growing up in Howard Beach where he had many positive male role models in his life while his father was not around, but many children in fatherless homes do not have that luxury. “Positive male role models are an integral part of development,” he said. For Gurino, who attended St. Helen School and later St. Francis Prep and St. John’s University, said his career in acting helped him channel his experiences of being without a dad into positive results.

Children and mothers enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at Lenny’s Clam Bar hosted by Dad’s Away, an organization that aims to help children with no fathers at home, founded by Howard Beach PHOTO COURTESY DAD’S AWAY native Anthony Gurino. “It makes you more open, more sensitive and in-tune with your feelings,” he said. “It makes you totally available to listen and respond.” He noted that often children and families of incarcerated fathers get a negative stigma put on them by society.

Dad’s Away does a number of events, especially around holidays like Christmas and Father’s Day, when being without a dad affected Gurino the most as a child. “The times that are magnified are the holidays,” he said. “Those memories stick out the most for me.”

Last year for Father’s Day, Dad’s Away held a basketball shoot out with St. John’s University basketball coach Steve Lavin. On Friday, Gurino’s organization hosted it’s first Thanksgiving event, bringing eight children without a father present and their mothers to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner at Lenny’s Clam Bar in Howard Beach. The children, who all came from Upper Manhattan, were brought to dinner in limousines. Dad’s Away selected the children by working with an organization based in Manhattan called the Dominican Women’s Development Center. Gurino said he chose Lenny’s because it is a restaurant he’s familiar with and felt it had the perfect atmosphere for a family Thanksgiving setting. “I know it’s a family-owned restaurant for 40 plus years and I was confident the children would relish the warmth of family,” he said. “It was really fulfilling. Most of these kids and parents don’t have the luxury of dining in a restaurant.” Dad’s Away is also hosting a toy drive through Dec. 15. Toys can be mailed or dropped off at the organization’s headquarters at 98-06 101 Ave. in Ozone Park. They will be given to children ages 4 to 12. “We don’t raise enor mous su ms of money,” Gurino said. “We don’t give enormous sums away, but we do try to make a Q difference in a child’s life.”

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The Metropolitan Transportation Author it y will operate on special schedules between today, Wednesday, and Sunday, Dec. 1, to accommodate travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. New York City subways and buses will operate on Sunday schedules on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway lines to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade are the No. 1 train at 79th Street and the C at 81st Street. There will be additional service on the 42nd Street Shuttle, as well as extra early-morning service on the No. 1. A number of bus routes will be impacted by the parade. The MTA will provide details at under the “Service Status” heading. On Nov. 29, or Black Friday, service will be on regular schedules, with some exceptions that will be listed on The Long Island Rail Road will have extra eastbound trains beginning on Wednesday afternoon, as well as before and after the parade on Thursday. Black Friday will have trains on weekday schedules but with off-peak fares; and extra trains Saturday and Q Sunday.

Six new laws designed to make buildings more resilient when hit by storms such as Hurricane Sandy were signed by Mayor Bloomberg last week. The measures all stem from recommendations made by the city’s Building Resiliency Task Force. And they use new flood maps created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the standard for what areas are susceptible to deluges like those created by Sandy in South Queens, the Rockaways and other areas. Some rules affect new construction and some affect existing buildings. One law requires that owners of multifamily dwellings who do not live in them to post notices as to whether their building is in a hurricane evacuation zone and where the nearest evacuation center is located. Another requires hospitals and other healthcare facilities in flood zones to locate patient care areas and spaces used for sleeping above the flood elevation. A third measure requires that buildings in flood-prone areas place infrastructure such as fuel storage and fireextinguishing systems above the minimum f lood level designated by city Q code.


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City Line Plaza is open Only a little more than a month after Community Board 9 gave its approval to South Queens’ first pedestrian plaza, the space is open and functioning. The open plaza, located on Drew Street between 101st and Liberty avenues and the south side of 101st Avenue in City Line, was constructed in late October. It was sponsored by the BangladeshiAmerican Community Development and Youth Service, a group based just over the border in East New York, Brooklyn that repre-

sents the growing Bangladeshi-American community on both sides of the borough line. Supporters said the plaza makes it easier for residents to gather, as they previously did on street corners and front stoops, and helps, beautify a neighborhood that had been notorious for many years of high crime. The plaza also got the support of Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and was given a green light by the 102nd Precinct’s commanding officer, who said it wouldn’t be a strain on police resources.

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PS 254 welcomes friends from afar Cultural Vistas brings foreign visitors to meet students in Richmond Hill by Domenick Rafter Editor

Jordan Brown grew up in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Javier Uanini was also raised in the Southern Hemisphere, but on the other side of the world in Argentina. Yujin Park, Boram Kim and Adalla Kim all come from South Korea. The five of them don’t work or live together, but last Friday, they all sat at a table in the library of PS 254 in Richmond Hill preparing to speak to fourth-graders about where they come from, how life there differs from America and how it is similar. In Room 410, Brown showed the class pictures of the house he grew up in and the school he attended. Next door, Park spoke to another class about Korean food and taught the students to write in Korean characters. Across the hall, Uanini pointed out some notable fellow Argentines including Pope Francis, Eva Peron and, to the soccer-loving class’ excitement, Lionel Messi. The five visited the school as part of International Education Week, an annual cultural exchange program run by Cultural Vistas in a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. The program, which is in its fifth year, aims to promote international understanding by encouraging the development

Yujin Park, left, of South Korea teaches fourth graders some Korean while Australian Jordan Brown rolls up his sleeves and prepares to talk about life down under during their visit to PS 254 PHOTOS BY DOMENICK RAFTER in Richmond Hill last Friday. of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experience in the United States. PS 254, along with another school in Brooklyn, took part in Friday’s event. The school was

chosen in part because fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Crist had a personal connection with Cultural Vistas through a friend. “I thought it would be a great thing to bring to the school,” Crist said. “The students get to meet someone from very far away and share in a different culture they

may otherwise not know about.” The five visitors are all working or attending school in the United States — Brown works in finance, for example, while Uanini is in America to study computer science. At the end of each presentation, the students took time to ask questions about life in their home countries. As Park spelled out a student’s name in Korean, another student attempted to spell hers using the chart Park showed the class. Next door, students asked Brown about living near animals like saltwater crocodiles and koala bears. And when Brown spoke about the Australian Aboriginal people, one student raised his hand to add a pointer about how he remembers they were on the continent before the Europeans. “I know that because the word original is in aboriginal,” one student said. Brown and the student’s teacher Ivette McCarthy, herself married to an Australian Aborigine, stood in shock. “I’m so proud that he knew that,” his teacher said. SunJeong Lee, client relationship manager for Cultural Vistas, said that although the visits happen annually during International Education Week, the group came to PS 254 last May and may be interested in holding Q he cultural exchanges more often.

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Pols help River Fund feed borough’s hungry Katz, Weiner help supply produce to needy families in Richmond Hill The end of the election season did not mean that Queens politicians would be sleeping on Saturday, when Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and former Congressman Anthony Weiner were in Richmond Hill handing out Thanksgiving groceries at the River Fund food pantry. Saturday’s effort resulted in the distribution of fresh produce to more than 800 families. Otto Starzmann, chief production officer for the River Fund, said it is difficult

for them to gain the attention of public officials. He said Weiner has been a regular volunteer since attending one of their events several months ago while he was campaigning for mayor, and volunteered to round up some of his past associates for the program at the Richmond Hill pantry. “Quite frankly, we’ve found that getting officials to pay attention to the problem of poverty takes a lot of time and effort, and we’re so understaffed that we cannot sacrifice the time to do it,” Starzmann said. I guess Mr. Weiner

understands our dilemma and decided to do it for us.” Weiner, in an email to the Chronicle, said Katz, Koslowitz, Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) and state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) deserve credit for their ongoing efforts to combat hunger in Queens. “The increase in hunger, particularly among our city’s children, is one of the great and tragic unmet needs,” Weiner said. “The River Fund has been stepping up to this challenge in ways that can only be called remarkable.” Q

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Have a favorite New York City school teacher? Nominate him or her for a Big Apple Award. Anyone can nominate any current city traditional or char ter school teacher for the award. The criteria that teachers will be judged on include: impact on students’ learning, instructional practices, and professional contributions. Nominations can be submitted online at by Jan. 17, 2014 and must include the teacher’s name, school and borough. After initial review, a select group of nominees will be invited to complete a more comprehensive application in March. Semi-Finalists will be interviewed; finalists will be visited in their classrooms. U p t o 10 w i n n e r s w i l l b e announced in June. Recipients will receive classroom grants for their students and schools. Big Apple Award recipients will continue to stay in the classroom, while serving as citywide ambassadors for the 2014-15 school year. Last year, out of 2,000 nominations, 51 teachers from across all five boroughs were chosen as finalists, five of Q whom taught in Queens.

DA charges 19 for fake fashion Four alleged rings trafficked phony clothes, cigarettes Nineteen people, including six Queens residents, have been arrested as a result of a 3-year investigation into rings that allegedly made, imported and sold counterfeit designer clothing, watches and cigarettes. At a joint press conference on Nov. 20, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and James Hayes Jr., special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, said four trademark-counterfeiting rings operating from self-storage facilities in Queens and Brooklyn imported items from China and sold them in 21 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, generating about $10 million in gross revenue per year. “Operations such as those allegedly run by the defendants fuel an underground economy,” Brown said. “They are cash businesses that pay no taxes and damage the reputations of reputable brand owners and lower consumer confidence in the name brands by foisting inferior products into the marketplace.” Seven people and two corporations have been charged in addition to the 19 people who have been arrested thus far. Twelve of the defendants charged with enterprise corruption face up to 25 years

in prison if convicted, while the rest face up to seven years. The corporations face f ines of up to $10,000 or twice the amount of any illegal gains. Queens residents who have been charged include Bobak Ahouraie, 23, of Bellerose, and Suk Yi, 18, of Oakland Gardens, who are charged with enterprise cor r uption, f irst- and second-degree trademark counterfeiting and fourth- and fifth-degree conspiracy; Samantha DeFreitas, 26, of Woodhaven, on a charge of third-degree trademark infringement; Jan Sanandaji, 37, of Great Neck, charged with second-degree trademark counterfeiting; and Jian Zhong Jian, 43, and Xiu Wei Ye, 43, both of Flushing, who have been charged with second- and thirddegree trademark counterfeiting. The complaint said the four rings purchased either clothing items that bore counterfeit trademarks for companies such as Polo by Ralph Lauren, Nike, Timberland and North Face, or bought socalled blank or unfinished products and affixed phony labels in local factories. One of the four alleged rings is said to have dealt in counterfeit and untaxed name-brand cigarettes. Named defendants charged in the

complaint include alleged bosses Izak Chaloh and Yosif Mamrout of Brooklyn; Brooklyn residents Gabi Sakkal, 30, Alla Kharma, 33, Daoud Chaloh, 50, Wei Feng Cao, 45, Yu Zhen Cao, 39, Laureano Lopez, 29, Heras Campverde, 43, Che Kang Cheng, 52; and Zhi Wei Liang; and Xiu Yin Jin, 34, of Staten Island. The statement issued by Brow n’s office also named one of the two corporations allegedly involved, saying that Global Express Services, Inc., of 7th Avenue in Brooklyn, acted as a shipper, importer and money agent for one of the alleged rings. Author ities said the investigation involved sur veillance, monitoring of telephones and email accounts as well as undercover buys that led to the issuance of a dozen search warrants. Brown’s statement said law enforcement seized more than 1,000 boxes of business records and counterfeit merchandise with an estimated street value of $750,000, along with more than $500,000 in cash. Brown also said that private investigation and security firms working for apparel manufacturers as well as cigarette comQ panies assisted in the investigation.

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Nuclear agreement brings harsh critics Jewish leaders angered at U.S.-Iran plan; Jewish professor optimistic by Stephanie E. Santana Chronicle Contributor

“I think we let Iran off the hook,” said City Councilman-Elect Rory Lancman, echoing similar reactions other Jewish leaders representing Queens had about the new nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran. O n S a t u r d a y, P r e s i d e n t O b a m a announced the Joint Plan of Action a deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China) to greatly reduce Iran’s nuclear activity for the next six months. Iran will have to permit inspectors daily access to its facilities while the P5+1 countries will curtail its sanctions in certain areas including the auto industry, oil and gold exports. In response to the Joint Plan of Action, Lancman, of Flushing, said that the United States might have missed its opportunity to peacefully force Iran to reliniquish its nuclear program. “Their goal was to break the pressure and momentum that was gripping them.” Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) saw the pressure on Iran with the tough sanctions as working toward the U.S. goal of disarmament. “I don’t know what the U.S. is getting out of it,” he said, remarking that Israel, which has

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about the Joint Plan of Action, an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is designed to reduce its nuclear production efforts for the PHOTO COURTESY OF WHITE HOUSE VIDEO next six months. called the plan “ a historic mistake,” is the only ally the United States has in the region. The angering of an ally was a common concern of those interviewed, such as Barry Rachnowitz, executive director of the Howard Beach Judea Center, who said the plan would just appease the “rogue terrorist county” rather than deal with the problem.

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Rep. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), who had previously told Foreign Policy magazine that he would find it “extremely difficult” for Congress to support decreasing sanctions, added in a statement, “I am deeply concerned that this is a timeout rather than a rollback of the nuclear program, and that it is not the kind of robust

verification that is necessary with Iran.” But, according to Professor Mark Rosenblum, director of the Jewish Studies Department at Queens College, the agreement will require Iran to rollback its nuclear program since it stipulates that its stockpiled 20 percent of uranium will either be diluted or converted to oxide, so it will be hard to use for military nuclear purposes in the future. Rather than choose to side on the “romantic” view that a war has been prevented or the “extremely cynical” view that the “United States threw Israel under a bus,” Rosenblum, who has expertise in the Middle East, said that for now, the deal should be seen as “the best of a series of imperfect options.” At the moment, he already sees Israel supporters accepting the deal and moving forward to make sure that the interim arrangment is honored. As he sees it, Obama has made a significant diplomatic effort with a country that has had limited discourse with the United States over the past 30 years. He sees the chance to bring Iran “out of the cold” as a start to bring about new alliances in the Middle East. Rosenblum recognizes the outrage Israelis might have about the plan, but as it’s already been made, to now intrude on this possibility for peace would be “foolhardy,” Q he said.

A father and son duo of used car dealers have been charged with more than $530,000 in state sales tax theft for allegedly underreporting sales and neglecting to turn over money collected as sales tax. The two men, Yunas Khan, 52 and Tabraiz Khan, 27, were charged last week by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Brown, who was joined in the announcement by the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas Mattox, slammed the two men for allegedly denying the state crucial funds. “Sales taxes are meant for the public treasury — not the pockets of businessmen,” said Brown. “By purposely defrauding New York government of such a significant sum of revenue, money that could have been used for any number of valuable public purposes, the defendants are alleged to have made every New Yorker a victim.” According to the criminal complaint, Yunas Khan, who lives in Suffolk County with his son and is the operator of Horse

Power Auto Sales in Hollis, allegedly reported sales at Horse Power Auto totaling $2,867,283 with a tax liability of $243,145 between December 2007 and November 2010. But records from the Department of Motor Vehicles show that Horse Power Auto had taxable sales of at least $8,203,582 with a true tax liability of at least $703,932, Brown said. Consequently, a difference of $460,786 in taxes was allegedly collected and not remitted to New York State. Then, according to the complaint, Tabraiz Khan, the operator of Car Palace of Hollis, reported sales of $248,834 with $21,484 in tax liability between September 2010 and May 2011. But DMV records show that he had taxable Car Palace sales totaling at least $1,102,742 with $97,268 in tax liability. Consequently, a difference of at least $75,784 in tax money allegedly collected and not remitted to the state. The two men both face 15-year prison sentences if convicted on all the charges against them and their respective entities face at least $10,000 in fines for their allegQ edly illegal gains.

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A full audience of Jackson Heights residents raised their hands Mond ay n ight when Janet McEneany, the president of Queens Quiet Skies, asked if they were tired of planes flying over their houses every minute, one after another, like a brigade of B52 bombers. McEneany and Bob Whitehair, founders of Queens Quiet Skies, an advocacy organization that fights for noise reg- Jackson Heights residents met with FAA officials and others to ulations, gave their 26th share their concerns on the overwhelming airplane noise they deal community education with every day. FILE PHOTO presentation as part of a town hall meeting on the issue organized like Queenstown, New Zealand. However, by Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jack- the volume of mail from the Jackson son Heights). Representatives from the Heights area sur passed her ability to Port Authority and the Federal Aviation respond to each one. “I’m supposed to be retired,” said Bob Administration were also in attendance. Dromm said that since October, there’s Whitehair, a former pilot, airport manager been “a different noise and a different and member of an aviation roundtable in sound in our skies ... it has become a haz- California. He noticed the planes f lying a r d t o d e a l w it h t h e noi s e i n ou r over his house in rapid succession while retrieving the newspaper one morning and community.” The Port Authority received a lot of thought, “there has to be a better way to complaints from Jackson Heights resi- handle this.” Whitehair added that four noise monidents on the weekend of Oct. 26, when a runway was closed for repairs, according tors near LaGuardia and 10 by JFK pale in to Ian Van Praagh from the Port Authori- comparison to Chicago O’Hare’s 30 noise ty, but Dromm said that he would like monitors and LAX’s 40. The Port Authority is in the process of advance notice of runway closings so that revamping its noise monitors, by installhe can alert his constituents. “The FAA can do what it wants based ing new ones, which can transfer data in on federal regulation,” said state Sen. real time using wireless connections, but there aren’t any plans to increase the numTony Avella (D-Bayside). Avella noted that while New York City ber of monitors, Van Praagh said. Dromm requested a noise monitor on has the most congested airspace, the region has not had a recent Part 150 study the south side of Northern Boulevard, on noise and land-use compatibility or an where there isn’t one. McEneany said that Queens Quiet Skies aviation roundtable, where citizens and elected officials can discuss what’s hap- members have proposed an array of solutions to stop “the noise torture,” ranging pening at the airports. “I live right here on 79th Street,” state from lawsuits to playing big bass drums Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Elmhurst) said. “I outside the off ices of FA A and Por t hear the planes. I see the planes. I see the Authority members. “The status quo is not acceptable and jet fuel, sometimes it’s leaking.” He spoke about Gov. Cuomo’s recent something has to change,” McEneany veto of legislation that would require a Part said. “We’re waiting for a response from 150 study and establish a roundtable, to the Port Authority. If they don’t do it, avoid waiting for New Jersey to pass identi- we’re ready to go.” Mark Guiod, an FAA traffic manager, cal legislation. The governor’s veto message ordered the agencies to conduct the study told the community that they are seeing a change in the FAA culture and called the and form a roundtable immediately. “In his veto came something very posi- string of town hall meetings the beginning tive,” Peralta said. “The gover nor has of a dialogue. However, he qualified that it is imporunderstood the impact this will have on tant “to separate myths from facts and our neighborhoods.” McEneany receives hundreds of emails work toward realistic solutions,” as people from disgruntled people all over the tri- tend to bring a lot of anecdotes and emoQ state area and even from far-flung locales, tions to the issue.

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The Sean Elijah Bell Community Center, established in memory of the Jamaica man killed in an infamous police shooting in 2006, closed on Friday after struggling to get funding for its daycare, afterschool and other programs. Monday, Nov. 25, was the seventh anniversary of Bell’s death. The center opened at 107-52 Sutphin Blvd. in 2011. Numerous stories in the media this past spring and summer detailed the financial difficulties that had been threatening to shut it down as early as July. “We can’t get the support to keep it going,” Bell’s father, William, said in a telephone interview on Monday. “We closed Friday and we’re moving stuff out today. It’s funny — you try your best to help people and they don’t give you the support to keep going, so what are you supposed to do?” Perhaps the most prominent and utilized programs centered around daycare and afterschool programs for the children of working parents. Volunteers offered homework and reading help and other activities — all in a setting parents could count on as safe, nurturing and productive in an often rough neighborhood. For older residents the center offered things like assistance in applying and studying for high school GED diplomas. For those either seeking work or a better

job, services included help with resume preparation, job interview skills and other programs. “The ones I feel most sorry for are the kids in the neighborhood,” Bell said. “You want to keep the kids off the streets. We tried to keep it going. Maybe we’ll be able to open up a new center someday. We couldn’t get the help we needed.” William and Valerie Bell’s son was killed hours before his wedding. Sean Bell and two friends were in a car following a confrontation outside of a strip club where Bell’s bachelor party had taken place. Officer Gescard Isnora would testify that he heard someone in Bell’s party say something about getting a gun. After the driver allegedly attempted to run over an officer, police fired 50 shots at the vehicle, killing Bell and seriously wou nding Joseph Gu z man and Trent Benefield. No gun was found in the car. Five officers were acquitted of all criminal charges stemming from Bell’s death. One eventually was f ired and three resigned. The shooting sparked citywide protests, and did lead to changes in police procedures surrounding officer-involved shootings. William Bell was trying to take the somber anniversary in stride. “I don’t know how I’ve been able to deal with it,” he said. “The center was something Q that kept me going.”

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The ongoing Willets Point development plan is hard to pin down. It is a project with many moving parts that has been lauded as one of the b e s t d e velo p m e n t deals made in the borough’s history, while at the same time denigrated as an attack on the lower class and outer-borough business owners. But the colossal plan that has struggled to get its bearings for some time has gained stability The blighted “Valley of Ashes” is undergoing the first round of relocation ove r t he pa st few compensation deadlines on Nov. 30 but business owners and state months — after the Sen. Tony Avella are asking for an extension. PHOTO BY TESS MCRAE City Council approved “The amount of money we are being given the revised version — and will take its first steps on Saturday when the first round of is nowhere near enough for us to relocate,” Olaya said. business relocations will be completed. That has been the complaint of many busiAs part of the deal made with existing business owners in the Iron Triangle, those ness owners and with HPD issuing eviction willing to vacate by the coming weekend will notices and ready to commence court proceedings after the 2014 deadline, many are be given a year’s worth of their present rent. Businesses that wait until Jan. 1 to vacate saying the city is leaving them high and dry. The Economic Development Corp. is in will be given six month’s worth of rent and any remaining businesses will be given total disagreement, saying the money is available, but businesses need to put the nothing. “I don’t understand why they are doing effort in to receive it. The agency — responsible for allocating this to an area like Willets Point,” Arturo Olaya, president of the Willets Point Defense funds to businesses who apply for relocation Committee, said. “The city is not doing for compensation — said that there are no smoke us what they did for the people in Manhattan or mirrors in the deal but they are not going because they have the money and we don’t. to issue money without input from the businesses. This is a smoke-and-mirrors agreement.” In addition, there have been complaints Many of the complaining tenants, whose landlord is the Department of Housing regarding the $3 million set aside for cluster Preservation and Development, are saying relocation that allows businesses to move the deadline is too soon and more time is together. The EDC reports that this option needed for the businesses to better prepare. was created in response to comments made State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside), during a Uniform Land Use Review Procean avid supporter of the businesses at Wil- dure hearing some time ago. The entire debate has become heated and lets Point, hosted a rally on Nov. 20 calling on the city to extend the upcoming deadline. in the middle of it all is Councilwoman Julis“The current relocation plan falls far sa Ferreras, who has spearheaded the deal short in what the tenants need to relocate with the developers and advocated for many and what they deserve,” Avella said. “Many of the added conditions — including of these businesses have yet to find a place increased affordable housing — to the origito relocate to, even with the city’s purported nal proposal. “As part of our negotiations, the City has help, yet they are supposed to vacate in less than two weeks in order to receive full pay- remained fully committed to assisting individment. This is obviously unfair and these ual businesses and clusters of businesses as tenants warrant the extension they are look- they relocate, and has partnered with Cornerstone Group to help facilitate the relocation ing for.” Avella is requesting that the businesses be process,” Ferreras said in a written statement. continued on page 30 given an additional six months.

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Queens elected officials gathered for a peaceful political event on Saturday at Queens College to raise funds for the groups Big Buddy and Women and Work. The cast featured borough city, state and federal legislators, including the lone Republican, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), former Borough President Clare Shulman, her successor Helen Marshall, Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, and City Comptroller John Liu. The variety show featured singing, dancing, parodies of cinema, television and Broadway and costumes, including Assembly-

man Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) in a rainbow wig. Tickets were $100 each. “It was such a pleasure to take the stage in Legislative Acts alongside my talented colleagues,” said Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria). “Not only were we able to have some fun, but more importantly we contributed to a great cause. So many rely on the opportunities provided by the Big Buddy and the Women and Work programs, and the money we raised Saturday night will help to keep these important initiatives availQ able to those who need them.”

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Troubled by those overf lowing charity clothing bins where the homeless sometimes sleep? The city is trying to do something about the ones located on sidewalks. Ignazio Terranova, a spokesman for the Department of Sanitation, told attendees of the Community Board 7 district cabinet meeting Friday at the Queens Botanical Garden that the clothing bins are illegal on all city property, including sidewalks. “If one is found, it is tagged and a letter is sent to the owner,” Terranova said. “They have 30 days to move it and if not, then the city issues a fine, takes it away and it’s recycled.” District Manager Marilyn Bitterman believes 30 days is too long a period and asked that the city shorten the time. Terranova agreed, saying the owners wait until the last minute to move them. “We had a problem with one on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing that the owner moved to another illegal location,” he said. “They are playing movable chess.” If a bin is on private property, but has been neglected and clothes are overflowing, Terranova said a ticket is issued for a dirty area. He added that often people who donate

QueensWay debate heats up continued from page 5 Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn/Queens), a nd A ssembly m a n Ph il Gold feder (D-Rockaway Park). Another study, featuring both the rail and park plans, is slated to be taken up by Queens College’s Department of Urban Studies next year. Though the QueensWay has no official support from any area official, Gov.

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A resident uses a sticker to identify an area of concern along the proposed QueensWay route at the Woodhaven workshop. PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER

Cuomo provided $467,000 toward the feasibility study for the park idea. Unlike Woodhaven and Forest Hills, where residents are concerned about the right of way abutting backyards and homes, in Ozone Park, where the viaduct sits between 99th and 100th streets in a mostly industrial area, there was a sense that something needed to be done with the line, which had become a blight on the community. CB 9 member Sam Esposito, a lifelong Ozone Park resident, said he had previously favored restoring rail service, but is backing the QueensWay because it is a “realistic” plan. “Where would the money come from to rebuild the rail?” he asked supporters of transit. “We have been told over and over again it isn’t going to happen. It’s time to back a realistic plan because something has to be done there. It’s an eyesore.” Rail service ended on the line in 1962 and the viaduct has been abandoned since then, though the tracks still remain along most of the route. TPL said the feedback it received from the workshops will be included in the feasibility study and that the groups will come back to the community next year to hold another round of workshops before unveiling a proposal. “Nothing has been proposed yet,” Lubinsky told the audience in Ozone Park. Q “This is in the very early stages.”

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Community service award for CB 4 DM Lions Club to recognize Cassagnol by Christopher Barca Reporter

Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol can now call himself an award-winning community servant. The Corona Lions Club has selected Cassagnol, along with five other individuals, as a recipient of the Corona Lions Community Service Award. “It’s definitely cool,” he said. “I really appreciate the honor.” The award will be presented to Cassagnol at the Corona Lions 46th annual dinner dance in Howard Beach on March 2. “Christian is a young guy but he has so much drive and is very intelligent,” Corona Lions Club 2nd Vice President Roseann Geiger said. “He reaches out to every organization, he’s tireless and very dedicated. We like him a lot.” Also to be presented at the gala will be awards for outstanding service in the legislative, business and humanitarian fields. Past award winners include Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and Queens Center mall senior property

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Kids ask for gifts in letters to Santa Queens Chronicle annual toy drive continues for borough’s homeless by Liz Rhoades Managing Editor

The letters to Santa Claus from youngsters at homeless shelters in Queens are pouring in and we need your help in making their dreams come true. This year, the Queens Chronicle’s 19th annual toy drive is helping children living in two city shelters: The Kings Inn in East Elmhurst and the Metro Family Residence in Elmhurst. We are also donating gifts to Dove House, an emergency shelter for battered men or women and their children in Eastern Queens. There are more than 300 children at the two city-run shelters and 22 at Dove House, so the need is great. Here are excerpts from a few letters from youngsters living at Metro to give you an idea of what to purchase: Lani, 7, is in first grade and has learned to add and subtract “and I mostly learned how to read. I like reading and spelling and it makes my mommy happy.” She added that she likes to do good things such as rubbing her mother’s aching back and helping her little sister. She has no specific requests to Santa because “the best gift I could get is my mommy and little sister.”

Her sister, Ashley, 4, says she likes Teddy bears, blocks and princess dolls. Danny is requesting a Spider-Man toy, while his sister, Mamie, 4, wants a baby doll or a doll stroller. Jessica says she’s been at the Metro facility for almost a year and misses the rest of her family in the Bronx. She would like a Nerf archery set. Nick, 8, requests a skateboard or Army action figures and Nelson, 2, would like cars and trucks. The mother of 1-year-old Sammy writes that her son would like a Tickle Me Elmo toy, while Brenda, 11, would like a Monster High doll and a hula hoop. Candy, 12, likes to help other people and volunteers at church. She wants a loom kit and a scarf, hat and glove set. Natalie is asking for a baby doll and Barbie dolls. Lance is hoping for a Lego set and Transformers, while Able wants a Ranger remote control motorcycle, Legos and superheroes such as Batman, Captain America and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now that you have some ideas, your selections may be dropped off Monday through Friday until Dec. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Chronicle office, 62-33

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Queens College railway study continued from page 5 cane Sandy last year. QueensWay supportfuture ones looking to those aspects, other ers meanwhile argue a train is too ambischools in the City University of New York tious and costly, and parkland — which some communities in South Queens like system can step in and help out. There is no price tag on the study as of Ozone Park are in need of — would be a yet, Rodberg said, because the depart- better use for the line. Some residents who live abutting the ment’s budget for next year needs to be finalized, but Goldfeder said he would line in Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Forest request $50,000 to $100,000 in capital Park and Rego Park, want the right of way funds to put toward the study. Rodberg to be left alone, fearing a park or train added that most of the money will come would negatively impact their quality of Q life. from grant funds the school has. “As the study progresses and the needs change, I will soon be in Albany to do more if necessary,” Goldfeder said. The announcement comes after the MTA put the rail proposal on its 20-year outlook plan, signaling that it would be open to reactivation if it is feasible. on page 28 “The fact that it wasn’t there lastcontinued year and it’s there now indicates the MTA is looking at long-term plans,” Goldfeder said. “And this is a long-term plan.” The ongoing debate over the future of the rail line, which has been abandoned since 1962, grew hot this year after Gov. Cuomo allocated $467,000 toward a study of the QueensWay proposal last winter, while at the same time Reps. Jeffries and Meeks threw their support behind the rail line. Supporters of the rail line argue a train would drastically cut commutes from the Rockaways and South Queens and would The reactivated rail line as envisioned by FILE PHOTO help the communities hit hard by Hurri- supporters.

Queens Chronicle staffers Tess McRae, associate editor, and Christopher Barca, reporter, hold PHOTO BY LIZ RHOADES up gifts that have already been dropped off for the toy drive. Woodhaven Blvd., in Rego Park, about a quarter mile south of the Long Island Expressway, exit 19, on the east side of the street. After business hours, presents may be left at Barosa restaurant, next door to the Chronicle at 62-29 Woodhaven Blvd., or Barosa Brick Oven Pizza at 62-37. Please leave your name and where you live with any gifts brought after hours so we

may thank you later. In addition, Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) will donate a portion of the toys received in his drive to the Chronicle’s. His office is located at 213-33 39 Ave., suite 238 in Bayside. The deadline for his drive is Dec. 18. Thanks to our early gifters JoAnn Priori of Woodside and Vicki Sobel of Briarwood. Q

Council names road for Tuskegee Airmen Segregated unit rose to fame in WW II The City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 14 to rename a section of South Road in Jamaica for the Tuskegee Airmen, a segregated unit of Army Air Corps pilots who rose above prejudice and military roadblocks to become one of the elite fighter squadrons in World War II. South Road between Merrick Boulevard and Remington Street will become Tuskegee Airmen Way. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica), honors the pilots, ground crew and personnel who at first were not permitted to serve in combat roles, as Pentagon brass considered black men incapable of operating sophisticated, high-performance fighter planes. Proving their mettle, they became desired escorts among all-white bomber crews, and feared opponents among pilots of Germany’s Luftwaffe. “The Tuskegee Airmen have fought with honor and bravery, overcoming adversity in service to a country that once thought them incapable of flying,” Wills said in a statement issued by his office.

“Let these 19 blocks serve as a long-lasting reminder of greatness for our young people and inspire us all to achieve.” Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said they did far more than help win the war. “The Tuskegee Airmen have played an extraordinary part in America’s history and the civil rights movement,” Comrie said. “After helping America and its allies defeat Nazi Germany, they established themselves back home by becoming entrepreneurs, giving back to their communities, and breaking down racial barriers ... [W]e are helping to ensure future generations of Americans will remember their dedication, and look to them as examples of heroism in the face of extraordinary obstacles.” Airman Dabney Montgomery, who attended the hearings, was honored. “Tomorrow, you will see a beautiful street, the Broadway of Queens, named after a few brave men who did it when they said it could not be done,” he said. Q — by Michael Gannon

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Willets Point funding deadline continued from page 23 “Cornerstone commenced its current round of business relocation outreach in August 2012, and to date, they have reached out to all tenant businesses on City-owned properties in the Phase 1 area many times to understand their needs, present possible relocation sites, organize site tours, make offers and negotiate on behalf of the businesses and help close deals.” Despite Ferreras and the EDC’s claims, Avella and the business owners are not convinced. “Cornerstone has received over $700,000

to relocate these businesses and there hasn’t been much movement on their part,” Avella said. “I filed a FOIL [Freedom of Information Law] request last year, wanting to see what they’ve done for these businesses and all I saw were individual listings that you could’ve easily found online. This is a joke.” The senator has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Cornerstone Group and the role it has played in the Willets Point relocation. He also claims that his office reached out to Ferreras’ office but the request went unanswered. In order to increase the amount of money

received by each business — EDC does not have a formula to determine how much money will be granted to each establishment — Olaya and others offered selling the 23 acres of property to developers for a larger sum as a possible solution. But last Wednesday at the Borough Board meeting, Queens delegates voted in favor of selling the chunk of land for $1. “I am very angry, this is unbelievable,” Olaya said. “They sold it for one dollar? One dollar? They could have gotten much more and given us some of the money.” While the first round of deadlines are breathing down business owners’ necks, the wrecking ball and bulldozers are not idling nearby just yet.

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Queens elected officials gathered for a peaceful political event on Saturday at Queens College to raise funds for the groups Big Buddy and Women and Work. The cast featured borough city, state and federal legislators, including the lone Republican, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), former Borough President Clare Shulman, her successor Helen Marshall, Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, and City Comptroller John Liu. The variety show featured singing, dancing, parodies of cinema, television and Broadway and costumes, including Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) in a rainbow wig. Tickets were $100 each. “It was such a pleasure to take the stage in Legislative Acts alongside my talented colleagues,” said Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria). “Not only were we able to have some fun, but more importantly we contributed to a great cause. So many rely on the opportunities provided by the Big Buddy and the Women and Work programs, and the money we raised Saturday night will help to keep these important initiatives available to those Q who need them.”


Correction The Nov. 21 article “Food stamp benefits cut for 1 million here” used the wrong pronoun in referring to Swami Durga Das of The River Fund. Das is a he. Also, the last name of another River Fund official was slightly misspelled. He is Otto Starzmann. The subheadline for the Nov. 21 article “CB 5 against building into mapped street bed” misstated the location of the site in question. It is in Ridgewood. Q We regret the errors.

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Installations on major Flushing thoroughfare creating problems by Liz Rhoades

“We have installed temporary markings and plastic barrels along the roadway while Ever since the city started installing traf- this work is being completed,” Chin said. fic islands on College Point Boulevard in “This week, bollards will be installed on the Flushing a couple of months ago, accident pedestrian refuge islands. We will install permanent markings once we complete the rates have gone up significantly. Officers at the 109th Precinct report roadway resurfacing, which should be comnumerous phone complaints from drivers pleted in the spring.” Unlike the traditional elongated traffic about the islands because they don’t see them island, the ones being until it’s too late and constructed on Colend up hitting them. lege Point Boulevard Gene Kelty, chairman still blame DOT are rectangular and of Community Board shorter. Many of the 7, says the design because they signed orange plastic barrels makes no sense, causoff on the project. set dow n to war n ing a problem where d r iver s a re ba d ly t he re wa sn’t one They are just trying to dented from being before. Crashes are up fourfold. pass the buck to DDC.” hit. Of f icer s i n t he Although a traffic — Community Board 7 highway safety office initiative, the DepartChairman Gene Kelty at the 109th Precinct ment of Transportaindicated that there is tion said the project was in the hands of the Department of Design no specific data for the boulevard, but that and Construction. DDC spokesman Craig year-to-date accidents are up 3 percent. CB 7, Chin indicated the “pedestrian refuge islands” however, was informed by police sources that project, from 32nd to Fowler avenues, also accidents on the boulevard where the islands includes reconstructing that stretch of College have been installed have increased by 400 Point Boulevard with a resurfaced roadway, percent in a one-month period. A police pedestrian ramps and upgraded water and source conf ir med that f igure for the Chronicle. sewer mains. Managing Editor


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Barrels on College Point Boulevard are supposed to warn drivers that they are approaching new traffic islands, but a large increase in traffic accidents shows they’re not working. PHOTO BY ADRIANA LOPETRONE

Kelty noted that there are marks all over the intersections where cars have hit the islands. “I still blame DOT because they signed off on the project,” he added. “They are just trying to pass the buck to DDC.”

Also concerned about the situation is the Department of Sanitation. Ignazio Terranova of the DOS said it will be more difficult in the winter for snowplows to maneuver around the islands. “It’s a lot harder to see Q them with snow,” Terranova said.

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NYPD’s chief clarifies stop-frisk law in memo NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III, the top commander in the Police Department after Commissioner Ray Kelly, told officers in a new memo that they may still stop suspects based on descriptions, including race, despite a new law against profiling. Race cannot be the only reason for a stop, he said. Police and the Bloomberg administration maintain that the new law, passed this year by the City Council over the mayor’s veto, is unnecessary because racial profiling was already illegal. The NYPD patrol guide reminds officers of that. Banks’ memo says that ethnicity can still be a factor in deciding whether to stop a suspect who matches a description given to officers. “It is important to note that Local Law 71 does not prohibit an officer from considering


these demographic factors in deciding whether to initiate law enforcement action,” Banks said in the memo, called a “Finest Message.” He continued, “It would be unlawful to stop or otherwise engage that individual if the deciding factor for doing so was that he/she matched only the race of the person described in the radio run.” Banks, along with former Commissioner Bill Bratton, has been mentioned as a candidate for Kelly’s job once Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio Q takes office in January.

City can get tax from online hotel booking The city has the right to collect full hotel taxes from online booking companies, even when they pay less for a room than they charge a customer, the state’s highest court ruled last week. That means that if Expedia, for example, charges a customer $80 for a booking but pays the hotel $40 for the room, it still must pay taxes on the full $80, according to the city Law Department, which announced the ruling. The case, decided by the state Court of Appeals, resulted from a suit online booking companies filed against the city after it enacted a law demanding the full tax be paid. “We are pleased that the court acknowledged the city’s broad authority to impose a tax on the full amount paid for a hotel room, regardless of whether that payment is made online or directly to a hotel operator,” said Law Department Senior Counsel Joshua Wolf, who oversaw the litigation. He said the decision reinforces the city’s ability to respond to technological innovations with new laws that reflect the original intent of those they are Q amending.

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SUPER HERO CELEBRATION DAY York College President Marcia Keizs, left, school administrator Anthony Andrews and Ray Warren of the Class of 1976 cut the ribbon last Friday at the newly renovated YCR radio station at the Jamaica campus. Warren, now an executive with NBC, spearheaded the effort to upgrade the PHOTO COURTESY YORK COLLEGE station.

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York College last Friday formally introduced its new internet radio studio — once just a room with a microphone, a chair and some computers but now a place with the feel of an actual radio studio.. Anthony Andrews, York’s assistant director of student activities, hailed the achievement and the progression of the radio facilities. “It’s beautiful,” said Andrews, when discussing the changed look of the studio. “It’s fantastic. It’s a work of art.” Jean Bruno, a former student who worked at the station and now is its director of marketing and communications and who is someone who remembers how the studio once was, praised the changes. “It was just, basically, a desk, with a computer, with microphones,” said Bruno. “Now, we have a lot of equipment. We have soundboards. We actually have a sound system that helps us produce our shows. We have more computers. We’re in a good stage right now.” YC Radio Lead Operator Bryan Graves agreed. “It’s kinda updated to a degree where students can actually learn not only the front end of radio, which is hosting a show or doing a show live on the internet, they can also learn how to engineer shows or maybe even do commercials, how to record commercials, how to edit commercials,” said Graves. “I can teach them how to do that with the equipment that we have now.” The renovated radio studio also features soundproofing, which Graves said is vital

to production. “This soundproofing is actually crucial when it comes to using a microphone because what it does is that it keeps the sound close to the microphone and it doesn’t make a person sound like they’re in a cave or in a tunnel or in a basement somewhere,” Graves said. “So acoustics is very necessary for any recording entity or a recording enterprise.” The project that led to the station’s renovation was funded in part by the donations of former York College student and YC Radio Host Ray Warren, a man who is currently the executive vice president and chief revenue officer at NBC Sports Regional Networks. Warren, one of the founders of the old WYCR radio station in the early 1970s, was concerned about the station’s struggle to adapt to the modern age. These concerns were also the focus of Andrews more than 15 years ago. Andrews was inspired to modernize the station by attending an internet broadcasting conference. He also discussed the plan to modernize the radio station to adapt to the internet age. Andrews enlisted student development and college administrators, among others, to help get i nt e r net r a d io of f t he g rou nd . officially launched an online radio station a few years ago, but utilized basic facilities. The school’s journalism program also was supportive because of the need to help give students who are majoring in broadcast journalism a place to develop their skills for Q use in the real world.


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Johnnies win third straight game St. John’s tops Monmouth 64-54; suspends rookie Rysheed Jordan by Christopher Barca Reporter


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No Rysheed Jordan, no problem. In a team loaded with preseason favorites for end-of-the-year accolades, it was unheralded junior point guard Phil Greene who lit up the scoreboard, leading the Red Storm to a dramatic 64-54 victory over Monmouth on Nov. 22. Normally, Greene shares the point guard position with freshman Rysheed Jordan and junior Jamal Branch. With Jordan missing the game due to suspension for an unspecified team rules violation, however, it was Greene who made the most of all 36 minutes he saw on the court. T he ju n ior scored a gamehigh 22 points while shooting 75 percent from the field, as well as g rabbing a season-high eight rebounds and two steals. Fou r t h-yea r coach Steve Lavi n raved about Greene’s i mprovement early on in the season, especially his allimportant decision-making from the point guard position. “The last two games for Phil has been impressive,” Lavin said after the game. “He’s maneuvering at a speed where he is making excellent decisions. In tonight’s game, the mind, legs and feet were working in concert to get great looks at the basket.” Despite Greene’s monster performance, it was Monmouth that nearly pulled off a miraculous upset of the Red Storm. In a game where Monmouth was clearly outmatched on paper, it was evident early on that the Hawks were on a mission. Monmouth traded the lead back-and-forth with the Johnnies for most of the first half on the back of Hawks guard Justin Robinson’s strong performance. The Red Storm led by just two at the break and after found themselves trailing 40-38 after a Robinson three-pointer with 14:14 left in the game. Monmouth wore the St. John’s defense down underneath the basket, as the Hawks outrebounded the Johnnies 44-35 for the game and scored 32 of their 54 points from inside the paint. This didn’t stop Phil Greene and fellow junior guard D’Angelo Harrison from torch-

ing the net from long-range to put the game out of reach. Up 51-47 with 4:25 to play, Harrison buried back-to-back three pointers, trading jump shots with Monmouth to keep the Red Storm ahead by just six points. Phil Greene capped off the Johnnies’ dynamic late-game shooting performance by nailing a three-pointer of his own with one minute left, giving St. John’s a lead they would never relinquish. “We lose without making those threes,” Lavin said. “It was a step in the right direction in terms of attacking the three-point line. It was one of the few bright spots tonight.” “I was confident in my game today,” Greene added after the game. “I was wide open and I had the choice of shooting the open three.” T h e Jo h n n i e s have now won three straight games since dropp i n g t h e ye a r’s opening contest to Wisconsin, but there is still plenty of room for St. John’s to grow. In the tilts against Bucknell and Monmouth, St. John’s was unable to put away their much less talented opponents until very late in the game, which could be a troubling sign of things to come once the Johnnies begin Big East conference play against quality opponents late next month. In those tough games against ranked opponents, the Red Storm will lean on elite shot blocking center Chris Obekpa for leadership. The sophomore recorded an eyepopping nine blocks to pad his national blocks-per-game lead, and Obekpa has now recorded 16 blocks in the last two games. One area in which the Johnnies must improve is their discipline, as Jordan is the third player to be suspended since the end of last season. He was to return to action when the Red Storm take on Longwood on Nov. 26, but the freshman star recruit must get his off-the-court issues settled in order for the Red Storm to truly compete with the other guard-laden Big East competitors. “We are hopeful that moving forward Rysheed will be able to meet his responsibilities and be able to rejoin our team,” Lavin said. “We have high expectations for Q all our student-athletes.”

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by Tess McRae hanksgiving is a time to be appreciative for the things you have. It is a kickoff to the holiday season when all are encouraged to think of their fellow man and give just a little bit more than they normally would. In fact, many food banks and homeless shelters depend on the holiday season for supplies as people are more likely to donate food and funds now. In Queens, there are countless ways to show you care and even more organizations looking for donations and volunteers. One of the larger groups, the River Fund in Richmond Hill, is no longer collecting for Thanksgiving, but after recent cuts to food stamps, the group has seen a drastic uptick in clients. “Last week we had 700 people and this week, after the food stamps for this month were out, we had 829 people,” Otto Starzmann from the River Fund said. So if you bought a few too many cans of cranberry sauce or vegetables, don’t throw them away or leave them in your kitchen to gather dust. Instead, gather up those unused food items in a box and bring them to your nearest food pantry. Nonperishable food and canned items are the norm when it comes to donations and places like the River Fund are in need now more than ever. Though food is always needed throughout the year, with the upcoming holidays many groups are also asking for toy donations for children in the neighborhood. Hillside House in Jamaica works with children 12 and under and is asking for baby and toddler toy donations. Items such as walkers, formula and diapers are also in high demand. The River Fund has the direct opposite problem; it often lacks gifts for older children and teenagers. “Many people think school-aged children when they think of donating but we obviously can’t give a 14-yearold a stuffed bear,” Starzmann said.

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Art of Ink in America, “Gesture and Beyond,” Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, thru Dec. 30, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening reception, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. An East/West exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.

W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Children’s Writers Workshop, for children 7 & up. Learn to perform poetry with Sheila Carter, two-week workshop, Saturday, Nov. 30, 3-5 p.m., Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Register: (718) 523-3312.

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Holiday Toy Drive for Autistic Children, bring new unwrapped educational toys, games or books (suitable for children under 12) to Assemblyman David Weprin’s office, 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, to benefit Lifeline Center for Child Develompent. All donations must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Call (718) 454-3027.

Parkside Players, “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 29-30, 8 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $10 children under 12. Call (718) 353-7388.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Church of the Nazarene, 95th Avenue and 108th Street, Richmond Hill, Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free; space is very limited. Call to reserve (718) 849-5734.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Heartbeat of Latino America,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, thru Dec. 15, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Music and dance of 14 Latin American countries. $35, $32 (seniors and students); Fridays only, all tickets $30. Contact: (718) 729-3880, Douglaston Community Theatre, “Daughters,” a drama, Zion Episcopal Church Hall, Church (44th) Avenue and 243 Street off Douglaston Pkwy, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 29-30, 8 p.m. $17 adults, $15 seniors/students. Call (718) 482-3332.

MUSIC Chanukah Concert & Celebration, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m. Snack of latkes and applesauce after the performance is included. $12 Call (718) 4591000.

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Festival of Lessons & Carols, hosted by the St. Padre Pio Group, Our Lady of Hope Church, Eliot Avenue & 71st Street, Middle Village, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. Gingerbread Players, “Nowell: The Christmas Story in Song,” St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 3 p.m. A family-friendly concert in pageant form, featuring original music and traditional carol arrangements by composer William Ryden. $12, $10 (seniors and students). Contact: Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. $15, seniors and students or in advance $12, children free. Reception follows downstairs. Contact: Black Spectrum Theatre Company Holiday Concert, featuring Craig Crawford Gospel Jazz

Ensemble and poet Kayo, Roy Wilkins Park, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $25. Contact: (718) 723-1800, Sacred Music Society Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Annual Christmas Concert, Ascan Avenue & Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. $25, $10 for children under 12. Performance of Handel’s “Messiah” and Christmas favorites. Call (718) 268-6251.

LECTURE Outside Comfort Zones: Muslim/Jewish Relations, Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15 in advance, $21 at the door, includes desserts. Contact: (718) 2685011, ext. 151 or

AUDITIONS Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/ auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627,

CLASSES Wreath-Making Workshop, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Registration required (please bring garden shear), $20 per wreath. Register: (718) 347FARM, ext. 301.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100. Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: (718) 353-4553, English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

FOR KIDS Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@, (718) 544-5997. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361,,

Chanukah Party and Dinner, Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, Monday, Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m. $10 adults, children under 18 free. Menorah lighting, singing, games and crafts. Call (718) 224-0404. 114th Precinct Community Council 2013 Christmas Party for underpriviledged children, Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Donations appreciated. Contact: Det. Eddie Negron, (718) 626-9327. Blood Drive, Queens Jewish Center, 66-05 108 St., Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII this February. Contact: (718) 459-8432, Pictures With Santa, on a vintage MTA/NYCT bus, Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, 71st Avenue Triangle, one block off Forest Ave., Sunday, Dec. 8, 12-2 p.m. Also at Vendetti Square (Myrtle & St. Nicholas aves.), Sunday Dec. 15, 12-2 p.m. Bring your own camera. Singles Social & Dance, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2-6 p.m. Ages 45+, proper attire please. $10. Call Bernice (718) 897-6255.

MEETINGS Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m. AARP Chapter 2889, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

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Remix your Turkey Day dishes for the day after by Tess McRae qboro editor

You’ve prepared the meal, feasted with your family and made it through the inevitable turkey coma. But the day after Thanksgiving your refrigerator is probably overflowing with leftover turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing. Sure, you can always throw a couple of pieces of turkey on bread but, you can only eat so many turkey sandwiches before getting bored with them. However, there are ways to spice up your leftovers by turning them into a entirely different dishes. TURKEY FRIED RICE Ingredients: • Leftover white or brown rice • Olive oil • Soy sauce • Ginger • 1 egg, scrambled • Leftover turkey slices • Any leftover vegetables you’d like to throw in Preparation: Turkey fried rice, a spin on traditional Chinese chicken fried rice, is about as easy as it gets when it comes to preparing a meal and, aside from a few sauces and spices, can be made entirely with your leftovers. Fried rice tastes best when you use day-old rice and what a perfect excuse to leave a bowl of your white or brown rice out after a day of gluttony.

Now that your rice has dried, take a skillet, coat it lightly with some olive oil, grate some ginger onto the steaming surface and then dump in your rice. Then comes the fun part. Open your refrigerator, pick out leftover veggies, such as carrots, string beans, peas, onions, peppers or corn; take 1 scrambled egg and throw it into the skillet with the rice. Let the dish warm and pour a generous amount of soy sauce on top of the rice and mix throughout. Lastly, add leftover pieces of turkey to fill the dish out. Cover the top and within 20 minutes you have an amazing dish that required minimal cooking. If you are looking to get a bit more fancy and creative in recycling your trimmings, you can take your leftover mashed potatoes and turn them into a hearty soup. Though it does take an added amount of effort and ingredients compared to the fried rice, mashed potato soup is a great way to fight the bitter cold.

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Looking harder, the complexity of each piece reveals itself. Though some are quite chaotic, there is an apparent New York was one of the first cities where modern, intention behind each line, stroke and squiggle made on abstract calligraphy took root and the Art of Ink in America the canvas. Society is finally bringing it back home. Historically, this style of calligraphy was largely inspired Through an exhibit entitled “Gesture and Beyond,” the by a major revival of abstract expressionism in the 1990s. society is featuring new works by its members, the latest in Up to that point, little was appreciated of its development, abstract calligraphy, at the Godwinwith the focus remaining on the Ternbach Museum of Queens College. more familiar, traditional A sian “It goes without saying that today calligraphy. gestural calligraphy is considered an Since that time, the abstract has important art form,” said Amy Winflowered all over the world piquing When: Through Dec. 30, ter, director of the Godwin-Ternbach the interest of art lovers. Monday to Thursday from Museum. “In the modern era, calligBecause of this, the Godwin-Tern11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays raphy has become a highly valued bach Museum says it is particularly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. aesthetic practice standing on its meaning ful that “Ges ture and Where: Queens College own merits apart from any verbal or Beyond” returns to New York, where 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing s y m b o l i c m e a n i ng , a n d i t i s contemporar y c a lligraphy f ir s t embraced globally, as evident in the received recognition. diversity of the participating artists.” Opus 7 by Sungsook Setton, a As opposed to traditional calligraphy — used by West- highlight of the exhibit, is a colorful representation of ern and Asian cultures as a means of communication but abstract calligraphy. also considered an art form in and of itself — abstract calThrough the slices of paint, flashes of what resemble ligraphy takes the old techniques and applies them in a traditional calligraphy can be seen in deep black Sumi ink. more innovative and avant-garde way. The exhibition will also incorporate a special section in In certain pieces the calligraphic influence is obvious, honor of the Society’s founder, the late Dr. Sun Wuk while in others, the canvas may appear to be only a paint- “Hanong” Kim, by showing five works never previously Opus 7 by Sungsook Setton is one of several pieces Q er’s scrap used to wipe excess paint off brushes. displayed. PHOTO COURTESY QUEENS COLLEGE featured in the exhibit. qboro editor

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Spread cheer to those who need it most continued from from page page 00 35 continued Of course the citywide food pantries, In fact, many food pantries, homeless shel- including Meals on Wheels and the Food ters and soup kitchens find themselves over- Bank Association of New York State, are loaded with a particular item. It is important also options. State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) to give organizations a call and ask what they is among those encouraging everyone to are in most need of. Some sought-after items may never have seriously consider giving back to those less fortunate. occurred to you. “Thanksgiving is the The Hillside House beginning of the winter caters to many women holiday season and as in the area, so they are we give thanks for the always in need of lotion, To find a food pantry good tidings in our lives, deodorants, feminine or homeless shelter I ask New Yorkers to hygiene products and near you, visit: come together and give other toiletries. so that those less fortuHillside House and nate can also enjoy a the River Fund are warm and healthful holialso in need of volunteers, though the former requires a back- day,” Stavisky said. “Especially in light of the devastating ground check as the group works with typhoon in the Philippines, I also ask New children. If the River Fund or Hillside House is too Yorkers to consider giving a helping hand to far from your home, all registered food pan- those in need around the world as well as tries can be found in one place at foodpan- our friends and neighbors here at home.” Gawad Kalinga, New York Community Just click on “New York” and then Bank and the American Red Cross are all “Queens” and almost 70 pantries all over taking donations to aid those affected by Q the storm in the South Pacific. the borough come up.

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boro Jazz Bruch at ‘The Castle,’ Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Ft. Totten Park, Sunday, Dec. 1, 1-2 p.m., $25 ($20 for members); Reservations required. Contact: (718) 352-1548, St. Nicholas Day & Candlelight Tours, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, The Vander Ende Ondedonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Sunday, Dec. 8. Visit with St. Nicholas, 12-4 p.m., holiday treats, music & crafts. Candlelight tours, 6-8 p.m., explore the house, music, hot cider. $3 donation, children free. Contact: (718) 456-1776,

FLEA MARKETS Grace Episcopal Church Flea Market, Clintonville Street & 14th Road, Whitestone, Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-2000. “The Village Marketplace” Fundraiser Fair, Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, to benefit the St. Albans Congregational Chruch, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, Saturday, Dec. 7, 12-6 p.m., free. Contact Sharon Banks, Ridgewood Older Adult Center Flea Market, 59-14 70 Ave., Saturday, Dec. 7. Tables on sale for $25 to benefit the center. Call (718) 4562000. Temple Beth Sholom Annual Bazaar, 17139 Northern Blvd., Flushing, Saturday Dec. 7, 5:30-10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 9, sell-out day, 4:30-8 p.m. Merchandise of all kinds, food court. Christmas Craft Sale plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside, 34-32 210 St., Parish Hall, Bayside, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Steve (718) 224-3052.


The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kosher/ nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144. Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.



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Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with the chopped bacon. If you haven’t had enough dessert, you can transform that bowl of cranberry sauce into a delicious pie using minimal ingredients. While this recipe is fairly rich, feel free to substitute creams and other ingredients with their reduced-fat counterparts for a slightly healthier version.

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CRANBERRY PARFAIT PIE Ingredients: • 1 cup of cranberry juice • 1 package of strawberry gelatin • 1 cup of cranberry sauce • 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust • 1/2 cup of heavy cream • 1/4 cup white sugar • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Preparation: Heat the juice in a saucepan over a low heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Cook until thickened or for 15 minutes then remove from heat. Then transfer to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until fluffy.

Place the cranberry sauce, the gelatin mix and vanilla ice cream into a blender or food processor and chop until smooth. Transfer the blended mixture to the graham cracker crust and let it chill in the refrigerator for two to three hours. In a medium bowl, whip together the heavy cream, white sugar and vanilla extract — Cool Whip can be substituted. Pour over the chilled pie before serving. Of course, if you’d like to keep it simple, you can always throw spoonfuls of your food onto a plate, zap it in the microwave and enjoy a Thanksgiving Q meal all over again.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: D & B LIMO, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/01/2013. 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, 7119 162nd Street, Apt. 1G, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KOLLEGA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/24/2013. 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, 90-02 63rd Drive, Apt. #5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Anestat Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 251 E 32nd St., Apt 15C, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: General.

DIVANZSAK PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/11/13. 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, 47-10 30th Ave. (Store), Astoria, NY 11103. General Purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KUEI-CHU CHRISTIE CHEN, DDS, PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/09/2013. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 21-90 47th Street, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 35-09 24TH STREET LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/16/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 150-105 Powell Cove Boulevard, Whitestone, New York 11357. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Queens Market LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/13/2013. 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, 7268 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

SUMAN LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/01/2013. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Updenra Solanki, 98-07 161 Ave., Howard Beach, NY 11414. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Sunnyside Threading Salon, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/13. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4621 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside Gardens, NY 11104. Purpose: General.

Index No. 5489/10 AMENDED SUMMONS Plaintiff Designates QUEENS County as the Place of trial. The basis of venue is plaintiff CARLOS INTRIAGO’s residence. Plaintiff CARLOS INTRIAGO resides at 163-09 99th Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414 County of Queens CARLOS lNTRlAGO, VIVELKA DOMINGUEZ and IVONNE lNTRIAGO, Plaintiffs, -againstFIDENCIO VASQUEZ and JOHN DOE a/k/a ANTONIO AMIGON, Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your amended answer, or if the amended complaint is not served with this amended summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the plaintiff’s Attomey(s) within 20 days after the service of this amended summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if the amended summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded herein, DATED: Forest Hills, New York, October 12, 2011 Defendants’ Addresses: FIDENCIO VASQUEZ, 192 Crescent Street, #2R, Brooklyn, NY 11208. JOHN DOE a/k/a ANTONIO AMIGON Address unknown Yours, etc., WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN, ESQS., P.C. By: ROBERT H. BRENT, ESQ. Attomey(s) for Plaintiff(s) CARLOS INTRlAGO, VIVELKA DOMINGUEZ and IVONNE INTRlAGO, 108-18 Queens Boulevard Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 261-8114 Notice: The nature of this action is for severe personal injuries, sustained as a result of an accident on January 20, 2010 on Jamaica Avenue at or near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, County of Kings, City and State of New York. The amount of damages sought exceeds the jurisdictional limits of all lower courts which would otherwise have jurisdiction. Upon your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for damages with interest from January 20, 2010, and the costs of this action.

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SJU’s latest suspension Lovely Rosedale, then by Lloyd Carroll Chronicle Contributor

It seems as if you can’t be a key player for the St. John’s Red Storm unless head coach Steve Lavin has suspended you for at least one game for mysteriously violating team rules. Last year guard D’Angelo Harrison missed the last few games of the regular season, along with St. John’s futile appearance in the postseason NIT. Earlier this season center Chris Obepka was suspended for a pair of exhibition games for unsaid infractions. This past Friday night it was hyped rookie guard Rysheed Jordan’s turn to sit out a game for unspecified bad deeds. Jordan, a big-time Philadelphia high school star, was supposed to be the best recruit to come to St. John’s since Lavin became head coach four years ago. Lavin and the St. John’s Sports Information Department decided before this season started that the media would not be able to interview him until January 2014 at the earliest. Obviously putting Rysheed in a cocoon has not been the foolproof plan that the St. John’s coaching staff thought it would be. At press time, Lavin did not indicate when Jordan would be reinstated. All of which makes one wonder about the character of the players that Lavin is recruiting. St. John’s was always a school that took as much pride in the academic success of its

and now

players as it did in their athletic accomplishments. I began to notice a change when Lavin recruited Forest Hills High School star Mo Harkless, who bolted the team after one year to seek NBA glory (Harkless is now a member of the Orlando Magic). I am convinced that Lavin knew that Harkless would bolt after just one year but was willing to rent his services. Certainly other universities’ basketball teams have done the same thing in pursuit of NCAA glory, but I always thought that St. John’s would find that kind of thing unseemly. I am not naive. I realize that a college’s alumni get more generous when the teams of their alma mater are winning championships or are at least viable contenders. Aside from the economics, there’s the matter of pride when your old school is winning. Of course, being a Columbia alum, I find this an alien feeling since the toothless Lions rarely win in either basketball or football (Columbia just completed a “perfect” 0-10 season). Losing all of the time doesn’t build character; it just invites derision and permanently etches inferiority complexes. On the other hand, it is an extremely rare occurrence for Columbia to suspend a player in any sport for breaking school rules, something that seems to be a Q monthly occurrence for the Red Storm. See the extended version of Sports Beat every week at

by Ron Marzlock Chronicle Contributor

Rosedale, at the ver y southeastern tip of Queens, was home to a large farming community as late as the 1930s. Some of the better The McCulloch home at 243-24 130 Ave. in Rosedale, in known and larger ones were 1939, left, and today. A nton Hof f ner’s Fa r m, Joseph Brothers Farm, John Miller and Sons One of the first buyers in the new develFarm, John Santa Marie’s Farm, Albert opment was World War I veteran Joseph Schmitt and Brothers Farm and the George McCulloch, who left his apartment on PutSchmitt Farm. nam Street in Brooklyn, put down $100 on In the late 1930s the construction of contract and another $425 at closing and homes in an area off Laurelton Parkway moved into 243-24 130 Ave. by Christmas. called Beaux Arts Park began. The builder Once residents moved in they quickly was the Parkway Construction Co., owned learned that the name Beaux Arts Park was by Morris Praver (1893-1978), who lived a not recognized by the U.S. Postal Office and short distance away on 231st Street in Lau- their correct address was Rosedale. relton with his wife, Hilda, and their two After the civil rights gains of the late sons. The salesman was his younger brother 1960s, some of the large black population Albert Praver. that had been confined to South Jamaica The small brick capes were built on since the 1800s moved east and purchased 41-by-90-foot lots. Heated by oil, they went these beautiful, affordable Rosedale homes. on sale in the summer of 1938, when 130th Today these homes are just as beautiful as Avenue still wasn’t even paved. The selling they were 75 years ago, with many enhanced Q price was $5,225. by carports, porches and pools.

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