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ep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn) maintained his media silence Wednesday as the scandal over erotic photos, text messages and alleged conversations between himself and at least half a dozen young women across the country continued to develop. New aspects of the congressman’s admitted improprieties and resulting political and personal crises were being reported by the hour ever since the tearful Monday press conference at which he admitted the raunchy photo that launched the matter was in fact his, and apologized for lying about it. One woman said the congressman had in fact contacted her from his office in the Capitol, which would be a breach of House ethics rules. Transcripts of sexually explicit online conversations in which he discussed his state of arousal were released. One report said that one of the girls whose Twitter feed he had been following was only 16, though there was no claim of any sexual subject matter in their messaging. Twitter is the text and photo service that allows users to send information to multiple users at once, and was the forum on which the first sexually oriented photo of Weiner appeared. Late Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times reported that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is pregnant, according to knowledgeable sources. Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has not spoken about the scandal publicly since it broke.

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During his press conference, Weiner said his wife was extremely disappointed by the revelations and that he hopes to make it through the first year of their marriage. They were married in July 2010. The congressman said he had not had an actual relationship with any of the women and that his wife knew about some of the online contacts before they were married. He said, however, that she did not know until Monday that the f irst photo, one of an aroused man in his underwear, was his. On the political front, Weiner’s fellow Democrats have largely offered him little support. The Queens Democratic Organization has issued no statements since the scandal erupted and did not immediately respond to a request for comment. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the House Ethics Committee to launch an investigation of Weiner’s activities as soon as he admitted that the photo that sparked the scandal was indeed his. And on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said that he is unable to defend the congressman, and that if he called him for advice, he would advise him to call someone else. The House Republican leadership has been calling for Weiner to resign, and on Wednesday Rep. Allyson Schwartz (DPenn.) became the first House Democrat to say publicly that he should step down. In Queens, Matt Turner, the spokesman for and son of Weiner’s last GOP challenger, Bob Turner of the Rockaways, also said he should leave office.

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s hopes of being elected mayor have likely been dashed by the online FILE PHOTO sex scandal swirling around him. “We’re saddened for Congressman Weiner as an individual, but we think he absolutely should resign,� Turner said, asserting that Monday’s press conference shows that Weiner continues to lie about the scandal. The congressman had said he had not coached any of the women on what to say if questioned about the matter, but one of them said later that he had in fact advised her and even

offered to let his public relations people help her deal with the notoriety. Asked if his father might run for the seat again, Turner said he is taking a wait-and-see approach but would seriously consider it if the Republican Party asked him to. Weiner said Monday that he intends to stay in office. He repeatedly and tearfully said he was apologizing to his wife, family, staffers, the media and everyone else he had lied to. “I’ve brought pain to people I cared about the most, and people who believed in me, and for that I am terribly sorry,� he said. Pressed by a reporter, Weiner eventually apologized specifically to Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who first reported the existence of the photo that started the scandal two weeks ago. In an unexpected turn of events, Breitbart himself went to the Manhattan hotel where the press conference was to take place and took over the mike before Weiner arrived, to tell his side of events. Weiner also said that his terrible personal judgment does not reflect on his service in office, but that if a constituent decided to no longer support him over the controversy, he would understand. He alternately described his actions as shameful, inappropriate, dumb, destructive and other similar words. He also said, in response to a question, that alcohol was not a factor in what he did and that he does not use drugs. Weiner had been considered a top candidate for mayor in 2013 before the scandal Q broke.

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Genting opens hiring center at Aqueduct But NAACP rallies, says group is not focusing on employing area residents by Anna Gustafson

“The opening of this onsite employment center has flooded the area with great esorts World Casino New York excitement and optimism,” said RWNY unveiled its employment center at President Michael Speller. RWNY officials joined state Sen. Joe the site where it will open the city’s first casino in South Ozone Park this week, Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), Commuwhich they said will help many residents nity Board 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton living in the neighborhoods immediately and Councilman Ruben Wills (DJamaica) to announce the opening of the surrounding the racino secure jobs. Members of the NAACP, however, said employment center at 110-00 Rockaway at a rally on Saturday that despite the center Blvd. last week. More than 500 area resiat Aqueduct, they are worried the group dents applied for the more than 1,150 perwill not provide enough employment to manent jobs at Aqueduct when the site residents of southeast Queens, which they opened on Monday. “While I believe that the demand for noted has been hit especially hard by the jobs citywide greatly exceeds the supply of economic recession. job opportunities, I am grateful for Genting’s emphasis on local hiring,” Addabbo said. RWNY and NAACP off icials have starkly different views on the hiring process, with those representing the racino saying they have met repeatedly with area employment organizations, including York College in Jamaica, to help residents find jobs. Patrick Jenkins, a representative for Genting, said he has also sat down a number of times with NAACP officials. The NAACP and other community leaders, however, said at the Resor ts World Casino New York President Michael rally outside Aqueduct that RWNY Speller, center, announced the opening of his group’s has not sufficiently worked with employment center at Aqueduct as Councilman Ruben the community, particularly Wills, left, and Community Board 10 Chairwoman Betty minorities in southeast Queens. “Unfortunately, our community PHOTO COURTESY RWNY Braton look on. Editor

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About 50 people attended a rally outside Aqueduct on Saturday, at which they voiced concerns PHOTO BY ANNA GUSTAFSON that the racino would not hire many people from southeast Queens. will feel the pain and burden from the casino, while standing to gain the least from it,” said Leroy Gadsden, president of the NAACP’s Jamaica chapter. “There might as well be a sign on this fence that says no coloreds allowed.” About 50 people attended the rally, including former Councilman Archie Spigner and Community Board 12 Chairwoman Jacqueline Boyce. “Keep up the fight,” Spigner told those

gathered on Rockaway Boulevard. “The struggle continues.” James Heyliger, of the Minority Business Leadership Council in Jamaica, said he hopes RWNY representatives will soon sit down with leaders from the NAACP and the community to discuss concerns they have about the incoming casino. “We’re asking for the same accommodation that goes to communities where the Q people don’t look like us,” he said.

Ulrich to Bloomberg: Do not fire teachers During meeting at PS 63, councilman says city should look for other cuts by Anna Gustafson Editor

Councilman Eric Ulrich (ROzone Park) promised educators and parents at an Ozone Park elementary school last week that city legislators would not pass a budget if it includes the mayor’s proposal to eliminate approximately 6,100 teaching positions. “That’s not education reform,” Ulrich said at a town hall held by Ulrich and the United Federation of Teachers at PS 63 last Thursday. “That’s trying to break the backs of the teachers’ union.” Bloomberg has said the thousands of layoffs and job eliminations are needed predominantly because of budget cuts from the state and federal governments, as well as rising healthcare and pension costs. However, Ulrich and a number of other council members, including Speaker Christine Quinn (DManhattan), argue that there are other cuts that could be made in the city Department of Education in lieu of laying off teachers.

The City Council must pass a budget before July 1. “The city has spent years of effort at improving our school system and working to ensure every child is provided with a valuable learning experience,” Quinn and Council Finance Chairman Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-Brooklyn) said in a prepared statement on June 1. “Losing teachers would result in, among other things, larger class sizes and a substantial deterioration of the system’s ability to provide children with the quality education they deserve.” In last week’s release, Quinn and Recchia detailed cuts totaling $75.3 million they believe could help minimize the number of layoffs, including a $13.2 million reduction in technology spending. Bloomberg has said the elimination of 6,100 teaching positions, about 4,000 of which would happen through layoffs and the rest through attrition, would save the city roughly $300 million. Ulrich said he hopes schools

Chancellor Dennis Walcott heeds Quinn’s plan. “Dennis is actually a good guy, so I’m hoping he’ll read this and digest it,” Ulrich said. “There are so many other ways to generate revenue and cut costs.” The UFT and legislators held a series of town hall style meetings across the borough over the past week in an effort to generate a widespread public condemnation of the layoffs and attrition proposal. Dermot Smyth, the UFT’s Queens political action coordinator, said while the mayor has in the past proposed layoffs during the annual budget dance and then not gone through with many of them, he said he is more concerned this year than in the past. “There’s a tendency for veteran teachers to think this won’t really happen, but the reality is the mayor has walked so far out on a political limb that it’s hard for him to come back.” UFT officials have said they are worried because the mayor

has set his sights on getting back at Albany for not restoring the $300 million in education aid that Bloomberg had requested earlier this year. Parents at the PS 63 meeting said they are worried the layoffs would translate into classrooms becoming even more crowded than they already are. David Pecoraro, the UFT representative for Beach Channel High School, whose son attends the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture in Ozone Park said an increase in students could pose potential danger to pupils. “Putting too many kids in a construction class with heavy machinery will cost a life or a limb,” Pecoraro said. Union leaders, teachers and parents said they plan to continue to fight against the mayor’s budget. “We’ll stay strong, but we’re preparing for the worst,” said Karen Alford, the UFT’s vice presQ ident for elementary schools.

Councilman Eric Ulrich, right, condemns Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to lay off thousands of teachers at a town hall held at PS 63 in Ozone Park last week. Dermot Smyth, the UFT’s Queens political action coordinator, left, also railed against the plan. PHOTO BY ANNA GUSTAFSON

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Constituents back Weiner amid scandal Many say they would re-elect embattled congressman in 2012 by Michael Cusenza

time, provided his professional record holds up.” As for the mayoralty, Cipolla said, “I don’t think [WeinAs the sexting scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner er] will take a shot as soon as he’d like, but I think he will (D-Queens and Brooklyn) continues to unfold, the embattled down the road, when all of this disappears.” congressman’s political future has come under intense Janet, a Forest Hills resident in her 60s who did not proscrutiny from pundits and pols alike. vide her last name, called Weiner “immature” and “foolBut should he retain his seat and run for an eighth term ish,” but added that she “probably would vote for him in 2012, Weiner’s fate ultimately rests in the hands of vot- again.” ers who live in the 9th Congressional District — some of Still, Weiner’s political prognosis was not completely whom told the Chronicle this week that, regardless of his clear in Forest Hills on Tuesday as new revelations continue online indiscretions, they would cast their ballot for the 46- to emerge. Past supporters such as Chris Daniggelis and year-old Forest Hills resident. Dale Kaplan were admittedly disappoint“I just judge him for the job he ed in his actions. does,” said Walter Wolff, 90, a World “I can say with certitude that if [WeinWar II veteran who lives in Rego Park er] runs for anything I wouldn’t vote for just judge him for and has voted for Weiner in past elechim,” quipped Danigellis, 76, a registions. tered Republican who doesn’t “go the job he does.” Wolff said he “can’t control other straight party line,” and has pulled the — Walter Wolff, Rego Park people’s sex lives,” and that “the whole lever for Weiner in previous races. “I thing is none of my business.” And, he think he got caught up in the Hollywood noted, “I will vote for him again.” part of politics.” Marcia Brown, 48, of Forest Hills indicated she would as Kaplan, 68, a registered Democrat who recently moved well, characterizing Weiner’s actions as “men being men.” to Forest Hills from Manhattan, was emotionally impacted “He didn’t break the law; he was only flirting,” she by Weiner’s admission on Monday afternoon. explained. “I’m bereft; I was crying all night,” she said. “He was a Asked if she thought Weiner still had a chance in the strong voice for Medicare, and now that voice has been race for City Hall, Brown said yes, “because his policies silenced.” are good. He just needs some good therapy.” Convinced the Democratic congressional leadership Jeff Cipolla, 40, a registered Democrat from Forest Hills would soon force Weiner out of Washington, Kaplan wonwho also has voted for Weiner, said the events of the past dered if he should ever again be voted into a position of two weeks were “unfortunate, but no one’s business,” and power. that thus far it seemed he hadn’t broken any laws. “If that urge is so strong, how could you trust that per“I tend to go by their professional record, not by their son to run the government?” she asked. “It doesn’t show personal indiscretions,” asserted Cipolla, his dog Mason at common sense. They all think they’re going to get away Q his side in MacDonald Park. “I would vote for him next with it.” Editor

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Weiner under the gun s of this writing, Anthony Weiner was still U.S. congressman for the 9th district, representing parts of Queens and Brooklyn. But with calls for him to step down increasing by the day, and with his support among fellow Democrats appearing to dwindle rapidly, it may turn out that the man whom many considered the borough’s brightest rising star in his party will be forced from office. That would be a shame. Weiner has been a forceful voice in Washington on progressive issues during his six and a half terms in Congress, and has devoted the last 19 years to public service, the first 12 of those as a city councilman. He was considered an early frontrunner in the 2013 race for mayor, a run he had been planning for years. Now, however, the likelihood of his reaching City Hall is close to zero. Weiner admitted to having racy online relationships with at least six women he says he never even met, cyber liaisons that included explicit sexual conversation, raunchy photos he sent to them and, according to at least one of the women, phone sex. He admitted on Monday that he lied about the situation at first, claim-

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ing that he was the victim of a computer hacker who sent one of the photos to all of his followers on the Twitter social networking site. He assured the public that he had not had an actual physical relationship with any of the women, one of whom is a porn star and at least one of whom is 21, less than half his age. He said he did not believe he had used any congressional resources, like a phone or computer, for the activities, but stopped short of saying so with certainty. One of the women claims he did speak with her on his office phone, which would be a breach of House ethics. We’ll see what the investigation turns up rather than pass judgment on whether Weiner should stay in office or step down. It could be that this really is a private matter between Weiner and his wife more than anything else. We feel for both of them, as well as for those women who did not want to receive the congressman’s pictures. Even if Weiner hangs on, the state Legislature will likely eliminate his seat before the next election. With his ambition, that may be punishment enough.

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Richie Rich’s rent Dear Editor: Tenants’ associations are complaining about the fact that there are people who want to remove the rent regulation that allows apartments to be decontrolled when the rent goes over $2,000 a month and the tenant earns $175,000 a year for two years running. How many poor and middle-class people do you know who pay $2,000 a month rent and earn $175,000 a year for two years in a row? If the wealthy people occupying these rentals are tossed out, it will allow for others to rent the premises. Kenneth Lloyd Brown Forest Hills

No budget cuts Dear Editor: The attainment of knowledge is the greatest gift we can give to our children, and libraries are the gardens that nourish the intellectual bloom they need to compete and succeed. Moreover, libraries are an essential source of information, education, literacy, jobs and job readiness programs. Here in Queens, we have the highest circulation of any library in the nation, and the citywide budget battle to restore library funding across the five boroughs will inflict unnecessary pain upon the annual 14 million library users of all ages. We simply cannot endure the proposed drastic budget cuts which will result in more than 470 layoffs, closure of 14 local branches and reduction of hours at an additional 34 locations- a new record low. We simply cannot balance the budget on the backs of our children, or shut out the many unemployed people who use the library’s computers to find jobs or the many kids who do their homework in our libraries after school. The proposed city budget currently includes about $23.5 million in budget cuts for Queens Library. In all, a total of $28.3 million in funding has been cut from Queens Library’s budget since 2008, when funding was provided to keep all libraries open on Saturdays. During this past year, funding cuts caused the closure of all community libraries on Sundays, and the library’s workforce has

One small step for ethics reform ov. Cuomo and state lawmakers have finally reached agreement on ethics reforms that have been needed for years in Albany. But the result of their dealmaking, while a great improvement over the current situation, is disappointing in several ways. Lawmakers will have to reveal their sources of outside income, a key move that will bring potential conflicts of interest to light. But those who are attorneys, including Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, will only have to name their firm’s new clients, not existing ones. And when they represent companies doing business with the state, they don’t have to name them if they don’t deal with them directly. Of even more concern is the way the new ethics oversight board will operate. It’s been structured in such a way so that a tiny minority, just three of its 14 members, will have the power to quash an investigation. Because of how the appointments will be made, that essentially will allow Cuomo, Skelos or Silver to halt any probe one of them does not want to see conducted. The plan is a good first step, but more needs to be done.

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been reduced by 160 jobs through attrition. Schools, public safety, libraries, firehouses and health services are the last bastions of civilization. We simply cannot compromise these. They are clearly not options in these pressing times. We demand that the proposed cuts to these essential services be restored! Albert Baldeo Ozone Park

Official arrogance Dear Editor: One of the most stunning aspects of the Weiner affair is the arrogance of power that we saw on display and have come to expect with many of our elected officials. Weinergate is merely the latest example. In March of this year, the local press revealed that newly elected Queens Councilman Ruben Wills had ignored two outstanding criminal arrest warrants for more than a decade. Only after he was exposed by the media did he say “I take full responsibility.” Oops. Now, Congressman Weiner wants us to

believe that he is truly sorry for his actions and his questionable judgment. Sorry about the arrogance which was on full display a few days prior when he sneered at a CNN reporter, calling him a “jackass” for asking a question about this matter? Sorry for trying to blame political opponents for hacking his Twitter account? Did Weiner even know the age of the females to whom he sent racy photos and sexting messages? When did the social media prof ile pages become the defacto standard for age verification? Even bartenders know it is illegal to serve patrons who say they are 21 even when they are not. Weiner said he lied because he was embarrassed and wanted to protect his family. No, he lied because he thought he could get away with it. Only after consulting with legal experts over the weekend and learning that the press was about to expose more salacious details did he realize the jig was up. Is Weiner fit for office? The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught. Voters, you decide. Bob Friedrich Glen Oaks


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Weiner: Get back to work Dear Editor: Congressman Anthony Weiner finally admitted that he did in fact send that lewd photo of bulging boxer briefs to that 21-year-old woman. Well, his apology certainly is correct, but why did he delay making it? He has a moral obligation, first and foremost to his wife, but also to all of his constituency to be honest and forthcoming regarding his totally inappropriate behavior. Let us hope that Congressman Weiner will be able to continue to do his job that the people elected him to do. Here again is yet another politician who cannot keep his pants zipped. He needs to be able to put this behind him, and get his act together. He is lucky that his wife is still there for him. She certainly deserves a lot better from him. John Amato Fresh Meadows

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Stop the deportations Dear Editor: We applaud Governor Cuomo’s decision to suspend New York State’s participation in the federal Secure Communities Program, which was introduced in New York without any public input or notice under Governor Paterson. The Department of Homeland Security’s data indicates that the majority of individuals identified through Secure Communities were charged with low level offenses like trespassing or disorderly conduct. It has not met its purported goal of reducing violent crimes. Through our involvement with immigrants in Queens, we have heard countless stories of families being torn apart when someone is accused of a minor infraction and consequently swept into deportation proceedings. Secure Communities creates a climate of fear which discourages cooperation between immigrants and police off icers and fuels racial prof iling. It erodes civil liberties and further aggravates anti-immigrant sentiments which have led to an increase in hate crimes in recent years. Queens Community House has joined many of our local elected off icials and other organizations in advocating for the repeal of this prog ram. Gover nor Cuomo’s action is a victory for the people of New York, especially immigrants and people of color. It represents the culmination of organizing efforts by advocates across the state, working together with elected officials and law enforcement to end participation in a program that undermined community policing and increased unease for immigrant families. We are proud of Gov. Cuomo and all of our elected officials who took this bold step that continues New York’s great legacy of being a welcoming state for immigrants and a strong supporter of civil rights for all. Irma Rodriguez Executive Director Queens Community House Forest Hills

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Keep Israel secure Dear Editor: Allow me to second the June 2 letter “Back Israel, not Obama” by Bob Friedrich of Glen Oaks. President Obama calling for Israel to consider returning to pre-1967 borders as a basis for negotiations with Palestinians made no sense. Even worse was my own 5th District Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman, who said about Obama’s comments that they made for “a strongly pro-Israel speech that the savvy pro-Israel community would appreciate.” Every other Long Island and city Congress member who supports Israel disassociated themselves from President Obama’s remarks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and any resident or genuine friend of Israel would tell you any attempt at returning to pre-1967 borders could not work today. These boundaries previously invited repeated attacks from Arab neighbors. With territory as little as nine miles wide, there would be no Israeli neighborhood safe, as today’s rocket and missile technology has evolved to reach a much wider target area. Terrorists and other adversaries have easy access to these weapons in mounting attacks. The reality is that both President Obama and Congressman Ackerman are throwing Israel, one of our most reliable allies, under the bus by proposing potential borders which are indefensible. Clearly Obama and Ackerman are not kosher. Voters who are tr ue friends of Israel should consider returning the favor by not reelecting the team of Obama and Ackerman in 2012. Larry Penner Great Neck, LI

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Howard Beach relay will begin Saturday Residents gear up for successful event by Anna Gustafson

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Old Howard Beach. Event organizers have been planning The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Howard Beach will be held this this event for months, and they believe it will be the most successful relay in Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening ceremony will Howard Beach to date. Those involved with the event said they begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the expect to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. More than 500 people are expected to attend the rally, which Co-chairwoman Phyllis Inserillo described as a heart-warming and emotional event that honors survivors and victims. Following the opening, there will be a luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. Games will be played during the event, during which at least one member of each team will be walking until the relay ends at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Raffle prizes will be announced around 11 p.m., and Thomas Fochetta, left, and Zachary Inserillo, the sons there will be a scavenger hunt of Relay For Life Co-chairwomen Melissa Fochetta around 4 a.m. and Phyllis Inserillo, attend a fund-raising event last For more information, visit FILE PHOTO relayforlife.org/howardbeachny. Q month. Editor

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Demand for change after accidents Residents say delivery drivers often hit parked cars by Anna Gustafson

their cars, no matter what time it is. Everyone’s scared they’ll get hit.” Editor The city did install a no-standing sign Lindenwood residents on 82nd Street are about a year ago in response to this issue, fed up. For years, they say delivery drivers turn- and residents are no longer allowed to park ing into the Waldbaum’s parking lot have close to the parking lot on one side of the hit their parked cars — and they’re calling street from 7 a.m. to noon, which Mitzkavetch said has helped a bit. for change. The resident said his wife’s new truck “It’s a problem for everyone,” said Darren Mitzkavetch, whose apartment near the was hit last week by one of the delivery driintersection of 82nd Street and 151st vers, who will often back their large trucks Avenue faces the back parking lot of the into the Waldbaum’s that has an entrance Waldbaum’s. “People will hear the delivery on 153rd Avenue in Lindenwood, a part of trucks coming, and they’ll run out to move Howard Beach. Because his wife witnessed the accident, she was able to run after the driver, who Mitzkavetch said had started to drive away after running into her three-week old car. “He yelled at me that this is why people have insurance,” Mitzkavetch said. “Can you believe that?” CJ Jollon, manager at the Lindenwood grocery store, said he is following up on the complaint about the drivers. Representatives from Residents said their cars are routinely hit by truck drivers turning into Waldbaum’s corporate the Waldbaum’s back parking lot on 82nd Street in Lindenwood. headquarters did not Councilman Eric Ulrich and the store management said they are look- respond to a request for PHOTO BY ANNA GUSTAFSON additional comment. ing into the matter.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) said his off ice has received complaints about the issue, and a spokesman for Ulrich said they have asked the city Department of Transportation to look into it. A woman who works at the doctor’s office on 82nd Street, and who wished to remain nameless, said the problem has existed for years but has recently become worse. “I recently gave my son my car, and it has been hit twice in the month that he has had it,” the woman said. “I wish there were cameras all over the place.” Workers at the doctor’s office said they frequently tell their patients to park outside the “danger zone” — from about 151-12 to around 151-26 82nd St. — for fear their cars will get hit. Most of the deliveries happen during regular work hours, residents said. Besides cameras being installed on the street — which residents said could help track down drivers who hit vehicles and run, some said a possible solution is to rearrange the way cars are parked in the Waldbaum’s parking lot to provide the trucks more space to turn around. “We just want this to stop,” Mitzkavetch said. “We feel like we’re being bullied. It’s no way to live, not to be able to park in front of your own house.” Along with working with Ulrich’s office, Mitzkavetch said he has written to Waldbaum’s, part of the A&P supermarket Q group, to find a solution.

Man slain in S. Richmond Hill A 30-year-old man was shot and killed at his home in South Richmond Hill this week, police said. Norman Mizzell was found lying face down in his bedroom on Monday after being shot twice, once in the chest and in the stomach, according to the NYPD. Police said they responded to a 911 call about an unconscious male at 10753 128 St. around 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers were met by EMS and FDNY personnel, who reported Mizzell had been shot, according to police. The officers then interviewed the man who said he had called 911 after he went to the victim’s home when he was unable to reach Mizzell on his cell phone, police said. The man said the bedroom window was open and the back door was unlocked, according to the NYPD. When the caller entered Mizzell’s home, he discovered the victim lying in the bedroom, police said. Police said they found several shell casings in the driveway, just below the bedroom window where the victim was found. There were no reports of shots being fired at the location, but several neighbors told police they heard three “popping” sounds around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. No calls were made to 911. Q

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Mary Napolitano gave her all to the very end Howard Beach native remembered as a beacon of light in community by Anna Gustafson Editor

Mary Napolitano was never one to give up. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than six years ago, the lifelong Howard Beach resident and mother of three continued to do what she loved — dote on her family, work as a trainer at Gold’s Gym in Howard Beach and volunteer her time as a board member of Angels on the Bay, a nonprofit that raises money for chronically ill or disabled children in Queens.

Mary Napolitano, left, and her sister, Nancy attend a fundraiser for Mary at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach in 2008.

She touched a countless number of people’s lives and was a beacon of light in a community that now mourns her death, family and friends said. Napolitano died last Thursday. She was 44 years old. Her funeral was held at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach, and she is interred in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. “You taught us everything we know, from learning the alphabet to learning how to deal with pain and loss,” Dawnmarie Napolitano, 15, said at her mother’s funeral on Monday. “You taught us how to love and forgive. Because of you, we regularly give to the poor simply because you showed us all of the benefits in doing so. You showed us faith in God and hope in being positive and optimistic. You taught us to work harder, be kinder, give more, laugh more and be the best people we can be.” Napolitano was the youngest of five siblings — three sisters and one brother, the wife of her childhood sweetheart, John Napolitano, and mother to Dawnmarie, Christopher, 12, and Dana, 11. She had a wide circle of family and friends who helped her fight the pancreatic

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Queens Orchestra composes a gala for classical music lovers

When the Queens Symphony Orchestra holds a gala awards ceremony, you can bet the entertainment will be top-notch. Donald Groves, above Donata Cucinota, right, and Marcos Sola, far right, all lent their voices to the event, themed “A Night at the Opera” and held May 25 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park. Above is one of the awards the QSO gave to the group’s three special honorees, City Councilman Peter Koo of Flushing, artist and author Constance Del Vecchio Maltese of Middle Village and orchestra Board President Herbert Chain of Forest Hills. The QSO’s next event is its annual free concert on the Great Lawn at St. John’s University, set for 7 p.m. July 20. Next April it will host the first QSO Arts & Music Festival. A new piece of music, “1001 Voices: a Symphony for Queens,” celebrating the immigrant experience in the borough, will debut at the event. — Peter C. Mastrosimone

City Councilman Peter Koo, joined at the gala by his family, was one of the honorees.

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Joining QSO Musical Director Constantine Kitsopoulos, fourth from left, and Executive President Lynda Herndon, right, are several orchestra board members, supporters and the honorees: Tania Broschart, left, former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, daughter of QSO founder David Katz, Salvatore Candela, Herbert Chain, Constance Del Vecchio Maltese, Councilman Peter Koo, Patsy Fang Chen and Councilman Leroy Comrie.

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bout 2,000 people participated in the third annual Howard Beach Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday. The International Society of SS Cosma and Damiano, a charitable organization based in Howard Beach, sponsors the event that raised $100,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Many community leaders participated in the event, including Howard Beach Kiwanis President Stephen Sirgiovanni and state Supreme Court Justice Augustus Agate. Mets player Pedro Beato also attended the event and signed autographs for many thrilled children. For information about diabetes Q research, visit jdrf.org/nyc.

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Members of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club participate in the third annual Howard Beach Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday.

Costumed characters entertain the walk’s younger, and many of PHOTOS BY NICK BENEDUCE the older, participants.

Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, left, and Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, second from left, and Sopranos actor Tony Sirico, center, Hundreds of residents raised money for diabetes research at the event that began at Ave Maria Catholic Academy. were among thousands at the event.

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Mercy Medical golf event July 25 The Friends of Mercy Medical Center will host the hospital’s 30th annual Golf Classic fundraiser on Monday, July 25 at Cherry Valley Club in Garden City. The event will honor Peter Quick, chairman of the board of both Mercy Medical Center, located not far from Queens in the South Shore village of Rockville Centre, and St. Francis Hospital, located on the North Shore in Roslyn. Both hospitals are part of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island network. Sponsorship opportunities for the golf classic are as follows: Event sponsor — $7,500 Golf sponsor — $5,000 Dinner Sponsors — $2,500

Brunch sponsors — $1,500 Cocktail hour sponsors — $1,500 Honoree sponsors — $1,000 Putting contest sponsors — $500 Contest hole sponsors — $500 Individual hole sponsors — $250 The costs of playing are as follows: Foursome —$1,600; individual golfer — $400; dinner only — $150. You can register and pay online at mercygolf.com or contact Margarita Fox by phone at (516) 705-2620 or by email at margarita.fox@chsli.org. Make checks payable to The Friends of Mercy Medical Center, PO Box 9024, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9024. Payment must be Q received by July 15.


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Residents register vehicles, bicycles at event sponsored by assemblyman by Stephen Geffon Chronicle Contributor

More than 100 community residents turned out Saturday afternoon for the 102nd Police Precinct’s crime prevention fair, sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven). Located at the Forest Park George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell parking lot, the event featured free automobile vehicle identification number, or VIN, etching by the police. Residents were also able to register their vehicles in a number of police programs and register their bicycles with the precinct, all free initiatives meant as a deterrent to thieves. Residents whose cars are etched are eligible for discounts on their insurance. Etching the VIN on all the windows of a car makes it a less attractive option for thieves, whose goal can be to sell the parts. This is a deterrent to auto theft because the etched VIN number cannot be removed or altered without damaging the window. Authorities note that thieves are most interested in vehicles that are a few years old because they can be easily dismantled for parts. Spare parts for older cars can be harder to find and therefore are more valuable to thieves. Vehicle theft is the number one property crime in the country, costing Americans nearly $5.2 billion in 2009, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The FBI reported that a car is stolen in the U.S. every 40 seconds.

More than 100 residents attended a crime prevention fair held by the 102nd Police Precinct and PHOTO BY STEPHEN GEFFON Assemblyman Mike Miller last weekend. Automobile theft has jumped 23 percent in the 102nd Precinct compared to this time last year, according to city statistics. Saying that up-to-date equipment is a must when fighting auto theft, Miller, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (DMiddle Village) presented the 102nd Precinct with the latest VIN etching equipment that quickly scans identification numbers into its system and automatically

prints a sticker. This replaces the precinct’s old equipment, for which the VIN numbers had to be manually typed, which limited the number of vehicles that could be registered at a crime prevention event. Woodhaven resident Susan St. John was on her way to her daughter’s graduation ceremony when she stopped at the fair to get her minivan’s windows etched. “I think it’s great that the Woodhaven

and Richmond Hill communities have come together to help insure the safety of the people in the area,” she said. Clara Sarrocco of Glendale, who also had her car windows etched, thanked Miller for sponsoring the event, saying she believes her car is less likely to be stolen. “Now I don’t have to look for a street light to park my car under or park next to a fancy car,” she joked. Also participating at the crime prevention fair were representatives from the Fire Department, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, the 102nd Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit and the Queens Traffic Safety Program, who gave free bike helmets to area youngsters who came to the event. “It’s something that we like to do for the community a couple of times a year to try and help them combat crime,” Miller said of the fair. Residents could participate in the Combat Auto Theft Program, in which individuals sign a waiver authorizing police to stop the car if it is spotted being driven on the road between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The Commuter-CAT program allows police to stop a car if it is being driven during work hours, at which time the owner typically would have parked it. Residents over the age of 40 who know no one under 25-years-old will drive their car could participate in the Help End Auto Theft program that allows police to stop a car if they spot a younger driver at the Q wheel.

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GED program changed lives, graduates say School Sisters of Notre Dame classes helped to boost students’ confidence by Anna Gustafson Editor

When Yania Munoz moved to Woodhaven about a year ago, she spoke little English and felt worlds away from her old life as a dentist in Cuba and Venezuela. While her husband was able to find a job as a dentist at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Munoz, 36, did not speak English well enough to land a position and she found herself sinking into desolation, wondering exactly what she was supposed to do in this new place where she knew almost no one and could not practice the career she loved. Then she began taking free classes at the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center at 87-04 88 Ave. in Woodhaven, and life has completely changed. “I feel so different now,” said Munoz, who grew up in Cuba. “I feel happy and supported. I’m learning English.” Munoz was one of about 22 women who graduated from the center’s General Educational Development, or GED, program this week, which participants said has given them renewed faith in what they can achieve. “I was diagnosed with lupus in 2008 and had to be in a wheelchair for a long time,” said Rhonda Russ, 49, of Flushing. “It took me down. Once I was able to get out of the wheelchair, I knew I wanted to do something with my life.” Russ said the year-long GED program has inspired her to go on to college, after

Graduates of the GED program, top row, at the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center PHOTO BY ANNA GUSTAFSON said their lives changed thanks to support from teachers, bottom row. which she said she hopes to start her own nonprofit group dedicated to working with children with HIV/AIDS. The center offers a number of services for women in Queens of all faiths, including English as a Second Language program and computer skills classes. The center’s executive director, Sister Cathy Feeney, said it also aims to help the

women become more self confident to navigate a world where the individuals, many of them immigrants, have felt disenfranchised. “The biggest thing that changes over the course of the year is their self esteem and ability to take on leadership,” Feeney said. “It’s an inner freedom. You also notice some may have come with mediocre motivation

with study skills, and it’s really turned around after a couple of months.” The women quickly bonded with one another and their teachers during the GED classes, which ran from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the past year, and they said their success came in part because of the encouragement from their classmates. “It’s like a family here,” said Rosa Torres, 47, of Woodhaven. Torres moved from Mexico to Queens a little more than 16 years ago and, after raising two children who are now teenagers, she decided it was time to devote more time to herself. Torres said her competency in English has skyrocketed, and she hopes to go on to become an interior designer after the results from her GED test come back. “Everyone feels more confident now,” Torres said. “When you have confidence, you can accomplish your dreams. After this, you have a lot of goals.” Feeney said she is hoping to expand the center’s ESL program next year, and she is now looking for additional money to help cover funding that has dried up in the poor economy. “We’ve reached our income goal with donors but not with grants,” Feeney said. “Because of this economy, we’re leaning on our donors even more.” Grant money has in the past paid for operational and program expenses. The city Q pays for the center’s rent.

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A new program aimed at identifying and reducing the number of illegal and firehazardous dwellings in the city was announced Tuesday by Mayor Bloomberg. The plan is a response to complaints about illegal apartments by city residents, proposed legislation by council members and recent events, including a fatal fire in an illegal Woodside residence in November 2009 and another two months ago that killed a family in the Bronx. The system evaluates complaints by residents and assesses the risk of unsafe conditions based on four factors: the age of the building, location, prior complaints and whether or not the property is in foreclosure or has a tax lien. Once the risk level is determined, high risk complaints are inspected within 48 hours of identification by Fire Department personnel and buildings inspectors. If access is gained, it is then determined if it is necessary to vacate the building. The system was tested last week and six out of the 16 apartments inspected were deemed unsafe and given vacate orders. The program also ensures that the

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Workers were seen buying beer, but Halloran’s claims are unsupported by Peter C. Mastrosimone Editor-in-Chief

There is no evidence of a purposeful work slowdown during the Dec. 26-27 blizzard, but there were equipment failures on many Sanitation vehicles and at least some workers bought beer, coffee or food when they were supposed to be staying with their trucks, and some took a nap, the city Department of Investigation announced on June 3. Prompted by allegations that DSNY workers engaged in a work slowdown that contributed to the paralysis Queens and much of the rest of the city suffered after the snowfall, the DOI interviewed more than 150 people, reviewed surveillance footage and GPS data from Sanitation trucks and examined internal department information to compile its report. A Queens city councilman, Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) said after the storm that three Sanitation workers told him the slowdown was deliberate, and done with the knowledge of supervisors. But Halloran, an attorney, declined to reveal the three workers’ names to the DOI, citing attorney-client privilege. And he did not provide “any actual evidence” to support the claim, the DOI said. Halloran is now under federal investigation over his refusal to provide the workers’

names. After the report was issued, he said it highlighted serious problems with the snow removal process but declined to address the matter of his sources directly. “As the report states, the DOI was unable to track employees and get the quality of testimony it would like to have,” he said in a prepared statement. “Disturbing questions remain about why plows went down streets with their blades up or sat unmoving for hours as the snow fell. I am hopeful that the city can move on and fix the many issues that plagued the snowstorm response.” One problem was that nearly half of the snow chains used on snow removal vehicles broke during the storm, the report reveals, and a number of Sanitation trucks got stuck. Some employees, who were supposed to stay with the vehicles, bought refreshments at nearby stores or took a nap, the report said. In one case in Brooklyn, a DSNY crew bought beer. The DOI confirmed that by reviewing surveillance video from the store, and one worker who was identified on the footage admitted buying beer, the agency said. The report did not say when any of the workers drank the beer. In reference to reports made by many citizens, the DOI said there was an explanation

A street in Sunnyside exemplifies the crisis Queens and much of the city faced after the blizzard of FILE PHOTO last Dec. 26 and 27. for why some DSNY trucks were driving around during the storm with their plows up, but that for others, there was no discernible reason. Those conclusions were made based on video footage which investigators turned over to the Sanitation Department for further analysis, according to the report. One civic activist whose group quickly took action to prepare for the next snowstorm, Ed Wendell of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association, said he is not surprised at the determination that there was no work slowdown. “People like to look for villains and conspiracies and stuff,” said Wendell, the WRBA president. “I didn’t really buy that at the time, that they were doing some kind of active slowdown.” Noting that sanitation is a difficult, physically demanding job, he added, “I have faith

in our city workers. I think they deserve the benefit of the doubt. This past winter we had three of the top 10 snowstorms the city has ever received.” After the storm, the association revived its block captain program, in which residents act as civic leaders on individual streets to report which have been plowed and which have not. About one-third of the WRBA’s area now has block captains, and Wendell said he expects nearly two-thirds to be covered by the end of next winter and 100 percent a year after that. They may take on other duties as well, like reporting graffiti activity, but the focus is on snow emergencies, he said. The DOI said it turned over its findings to the district attorneys in Queens and Brooklyn, as well as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District. The report is available online at Q docstoc.com/docs/80902380/Snow-Rpt.

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Congrats to York’s 2011 grads More than 900 students walk down the aisle to receive their diplomas by AnnMarie Costella Assistant Editor

n a picturesque spring day, more than 900 students clad in their black caps and gowns sat under a large white tent at the York College campus and waited to walk down the aisle and receive their diplomas, while their families and friends cheered and applauded. The keynote speaker was Aprille Ericsson, an aerospace engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She earned her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was the f irst African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University. “Many a late night, I could remember trying to study, when I thought I can’t keep my eyes open a moment longer, sound familiar,” she said. “At that time, I would reflect on how others before me were able to achieve academic excellence from meager and humble beginnings. I would think how could I not forge on and persist until I succeed.” Ericsson noted that she graduated from college only four months after the first space shuttle disaster and the country’s aerospace industry was still reeling, making her future in the field seem all the more uncertain. Now 25 years later, she can look back over her accomplishments with great satisfaction. Ericsson told students that the current economic climate may make them feel unsure of themselves, but noted that a 2009 Census Bureau survey found that the economic returns are greater for people with degrees and anyone with a Bachelor’s is likely to make about a quarter of a million dollars more than someone with a high school diploma. Ericsson also reminded graduates that the job market is cyclic. She struggled for the first six months after she graduated working in jobs outside her field, but she remained true to her goals of being successful in the aerospace arena. “Make sure you are committed and love your profession,” she advised. “If you’re unsuccessful at first, I suggest you don’t sit

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Members of the Class of 2011 happily posed for the cameras after receiving their diplomas. PHOTOS BY ANNMARIE COSTELLA

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Assemblywoman Vivian Cook were just some of the dignitaries at the ceremony.

Over 900 graduates clad in their black caps and gowns waited patiently to receive their diplomas.

Valedictorian Trudy Rowe wowed the crowd with her moving speech and winning smile.

Keynote speaker Aprille Ericsson receives an award from York College President Marcia Keizs

Graduates Chevaen Dawson, left, and John Mensah.

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It was a case of new school literally meeting old when acclaimed character actor Dan Lauria, best known for his role as the father on television’s “The Wonder Years” and recently starring on Broadway in the title role of “Lombardi,” paid a visit on Monday to Forest Hills High School and gave an impromptu acting lesson to a group of young people intent on following in his career footsteps. Visiting several classes throughout the morning, Lauria told the students he fell into acting purely by chance. He was out on his school’s football field, telling jokes, when he was spotted by an elderly woman who was directing a production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and was looking for someone to play the role of Caliban. She thought the large-framed Lauria fit the bill. “Once I did a play, I had no choice,” Lauria said. “If there’s anything I tell you today that will change your mind about wanting to become an actor,” he told the students, “you shouldn’t do it.” Lauria attended college on a football scholarship and intended to become a history teacher and football coach, but once the acting bug bit, there was no turning back. Lauria has even eschewed traditional family life to more completely dedicate himself to his craft. “I’m not married, I have no children,” he said, eliciting a laugh by adding, “I’m straight.” Unlike many actors, Lauria, who began studying acting in earnest while a junior in college, said he has never been particularly interested in fame. “My goal is to be the best actor I can be,” he said. As for stage fright, Lauria said, “I never had it, even when I first started. My

attitude is, I can’t wait to get out there. The safest place on stage is in the eyes of the other actors. You can’t drop out of character on stage. Someone catches it.” Lauria suggested “the best acting lesson is to watch two great actors play the same part” and compare them. “Lombardi,” which closed recently after an eight-month run, marked Lauria’s 57th professional stage appearance, though his first on Broadway. Through 276 performances, Lauria never missed a single one. “I do new plays,” he said. “I don’t like doing something someone else has done. I don’t do plays by dead white guys. It’s hard to get a new writer to Broadway.” A definite film buff, Lauria peppered his responses to students’ questions with references to old movies. Watch “Judgment at Nuremberg,” he suggested. Of the f ilm’s leading man, Spencer Tracy, he noted, “He’s listening to every word.” Lauria later added, “If you want to be an actor, watch ‘His Girl Friday’ at least once a month. It’s a lesson in how to do comedy.” Obviously preferring stage work to appearing in films or on television, Lauria said nowadays, “you’re being blitzed with mediocrity” on the big and little screens. Many of the students are enrolled in the school’s drama academy, a rigorous fouryear program involving acting, directing, playwriting, design and production. The school’s principal, Saul Gootnick, was pleased that Lauria made himself available to the students. “He’s a working actor. Whatever we can do for the arts is a blessing for the students,” he said. Just before heading off to do a reading of a play with fellow actor Nathan Lane, Lauria had one final suggestion: “Never study with anyone who doesn’t make it fun. It’s called a play for a reason. You’re supQ posed to be playing.”


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Montessori School sixth grader wins hearts at Scripps National bee Editor

You would think that Arvind Mahankali, by now, would have grown tired of spelling anything for anyone. “S-r-i-n-a-t-h.” But the 11-year-old, fresh off notching third place last week at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, obliged the Chronicle Tuesday night, slowly enunciating the letters in his younger brother’s name. And the Forest Hills resident didn’t stop there. “J-u-g-e-n-d-s-t-i-l.” That’s the word which tripped up Arvind in Washington DC. It’s the German term for art nouveau. Still, the precocious Montessori School sixth grader, who placed 9th last year, was content with the outcome. “I feel very happy,” Arvind said. “When I was 7 or 8 years old I never thought this was possible.” After the competition, he and some other finalists were treated to a tour of the White House. “But I didn’t get to meet the president,” he said with a touch of disappointment in his voice. Arvind received a hero’s welcome on Tuesday at the Austin Street school, replete with a banner and ice cream cake. His father, Srinivas, a computer engineer, said that he and his wife, Bhavan, are very proud of their word wizard. “He proved himself,” Mahankali asserted. “He is getting the stamina that is required in such competitions. He handled it very nicely.” Arvind’s family and friends help him study by quizzing him, but he also expands his lexicon on his own with a CD-ROM of Webster’s 3rd New International Dictionary. Asked if he has to contend with nerves during the intense contests, Arvind said he combats them by daydreaming. But it doesn’t look as if Arvind will pursue his mastery of vocabulary as a career. He said he might want to be a physicist, follow his mother into medicine or his favorite tennis pro, Novak Djokovic, onto the grass at Wimbledon. Arvind plays at the USTA

St. Helen celebrates 50th anniversary St. Helen Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala on June 20 at Russo’s on the Bay. Individuals are asked to help sponsor the golden jubilee. For $25, individuals’ names will be listed on display that evening, for $100 individuals can receive individual framed signs that will be on display during the cocktail hour, and for $200 individuals will receive a video presentation of photos played continuously during the event with segments available for a sponsorship message. For information, call (718) 738-1616. Q

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Arvind Mahankali nabbed first place at the New York Daily News Spelling Bee in March and celebrated with mom Bhavan, dad Srinivas, and little brother Srinath. Last week, the Forest Hills FILE PHOTO resident placed third in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

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Mayor cuts ribbon on Elmhurst Park Parks chief applauds JPCA effort in helping to usher in green space by Michael Cusenza Editor

Borough elected officials, civic leaders and residents of Maspeth, Middle Village and Elmhurst this Monday joined Mayor Bloomberg in cutting the ceremonial ribbon on gleaming new Elmhurst Park. The $20 million, six-acre green space, which sits on the site of the Elmhurst gas tanks, recently opened to the public, and has quickly become a popular park in what the mayor called one of “most densely populated areas” of the Big Apple.

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, left, Benepe, Rep. Joe Crowley and Assemblywoman Marge Markey welcome Mayor Bloomberg to Elmhurst Park.

“We have had to be creative to find ways for our city to accomodate this growth [in population],” Bloomberg said. According to the mayor, the population of the area in which the park is located has skyrocketed 60 percent over the past 30 years. “This community was in dire need of green space,” asserted Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. The path to the finished 57th Avenue product was not an easy one, with the park coming to fruition nearly 10 years after the community began a concerted push for it. At one point, the property, owned by then-KeySpan, was slated to be sold to a developer who would build a Home Depot, a self-storage facility and a Commerce Bank branch on the brownfield site. The Juniper Park Civic Association — led by President Bob Holden, Ed Kamperman, Manny Caruana, Tony Nunziato and his son, Anthony Jr. — adamantly opposed the plans and powered efforts, along with elected officials, including former City Councilmen Tom Ognibene and his successor, Dennis Gallagher, to pressure the utility company to sell the land to the city. In the fall of 2003, Bloomberg became involved in the battle, even contacting KeySpan CEO Bob Catell to work out a deal, which was reached in November of that year. The city purchased the property for $1. “It’s got to be one of the best real estate deals since Peter Minuit bought Manhattan

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, center, jokes with Anthony Nunziato Jr., far left, Tony Nunziato, PHOTOS BY MICHAEL CUSENZA Bob Holden and Ed Kamperman on Monday afternoon. Island,” Bloomberg quipped on Monday. Two years later, the land was formally transferred to the city. “It’s a home run, a dream that came true,” Tony Nunziato told the Chronicle. “We gave it to the city — they had to give it back to the people. We busted our backs and it was an unbelievable effort of people

pulling together.” Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe acknowledged the role the community, particularly the JPCA, played in helping to make the green space a reality. “The neighborhood fought to get a park,” he said. “I salute you guys.” continued on page 38

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Lots of fun and games as celebration includes a dance festival and carnival by AnnMarie Costella Assistant Editor

It was virtually a sea of children — 400 students from PS 131 in Jamaica, running, jumping and smiling as they celebrated the opening of a new community playground. The event also include a dance festival and carnival. The new space replaces the school’s old drear y and dull schoolyard, which only had sparse play equipment, according to the school’s principal, Randolph Ford. The $1 million playground is the 200th to be installed as part of the city’s PlaNYC program in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land. Parents, teachers and students collaborated to come up with the design, which includes monkey bars, a climbing wall, running track, basketball hoops, jungle gym, hopscotch board, slides and more. “They love it — thumbs up,” Ford said. “The first thing that was done was the track and inside the track there is some artificial turf that’s really spongy, and when the first kids came out and could play on it, they were doing somersaults like it was a trampoline and play wrestling. It was really, really fun.” The school houses 800 students

from kindergarten through f ifth grade. It is a diverse population composed of youngsters speaking 30 different languages and hailing from 45 countries. “Because of our multiethnic population here, just to see everyone playing together in peace and harmony — it’s a wonderful symbolic gesture,” Ford said. “That park just brings everyone together.” The celebration kicked off with a festival incorporating traditional dances with modern music and ended with a carnival, where there was plenty of free food and games to keep the kids busy. “I love it,” said physical education teacher Paula Anzalone, who constructed all the games. “It’s great. They’re having fun. It’s all about the kids. I feel happy when they are enjoying themselves.” One of those having a good time was Hanna So, 5, who smiled and laughed as her father, Chester, helped her hang upside down from the monkey bars. “It’s great to be with other people in the community and it’s great they have a new park here,” the proud dad said. “It just gives them more of a chance to play and be active, which is probably something they don’t do enough of these days.”

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Kids and healthy lifestyles Run, jump and eat — vegetables With childhood obesity affecting one in f ive children, camps play a vital role in turning back this national trend. Camps are important partners for parents and children who want to make positive changes that keep kids active and eating right all year long. PARENTS, KIDS and CAMP

The culprits Health professionals agree that numerous environmental and social factors are at play when it comes to the eating and exercise behaviors of young people. The era of “walking uphill two miles to school every day” is long-gone for most kids, and with the availability of buses and carpools, most children no longer walk to school. Playing outside is also decreasing with children spending much more time indoors than children 10 or 20 years ago. It’s no surprise to concerned parents that many children spend too much time with inactive technology, devoting as much as three to five hours a day to TV or computerrelated entertainment. Almost everyone is familiar with the Food

Guide Pyramid, but not many people are as familiar with the Physical Activity Pyramid. According to the Council on Physical Education for Children, 60 minutes is the minimum amount of physical activity recommended for children. Ideally, children should engage in flexibility games and exercises as well as muscular fitness activities at least three times a week, have active aerobics, active sports and recreation activities be a part of each day’s activities, and gather many of the 60 minutes of moderate and vigorous activities from outside play, games, walking and other physical exercise. Camps offer an optimal environment to encourage varying levels of physical challenges, teach lifelong active recreational pursuits, and establish opportunities to learn active lifestyle behaviors.

A healthy attitude at camp Camps and their staffs make sure that camp programs offer opportunities for healthy and active living. If children begin to change some of their food and activity habits at camp, they might be able to transfer some of these

behaviors when they return home. • Camps can help children learn to like foods that are good for them by presenting good choices in a fun, safe environment. • Camps can provide older children and young adults as mentors for the children, to support positive, healthy behavior. • Camps can teach children that physical exercise is fun and can be an activity of choice over television and video games. • Camp environments can become the safest activity-oriented learning center outside the school system by working in tandem with education and nutrition.

Food and nutrition at camp Many camps look for innovative, fun, tasty ways to provide healthy choices and decision-making skills to their campers. The following list includes some tried-and-true techniques found at camps: • Teach children to alter food preferences by giving them good choices • Offer taste tests, expose children to new foods • Encourage eating breakfast

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• Offer new exercise/activity programs • Reduce “fast food” and junk food for snacks and side dishes (chips, cookies, candy), provide healthy options at the snack bar or camp store • Educate children about healthy eating and knowing when to stop eating

Physical activity at camp Most camp programs are synonymous with activity from walking to field games, and the best camps challenge themselves every year by offering fresh activities to draw in new campers and excite returning campers. What works: • Physical f itness fun with

contests and games • Active role models at camp • Physical activity that doesn’t require lots of equipment • Activity teams or walking buddies programs • Positive feedback on the process of doing your best, emphasizing participation rather than winning or being the best • A wide variety of new and traditional activities, sports and games • Focus on fun and gaining a healthier lifestyle Camps can play a vital role in contributing to lifelong patterns of exercise and excellent nutrition. Camp is a great place to offer good food, great activities, a positive environment, safe and secure locaQ tion and most of all, fun. — American Camp Association

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Letting go means different things to families. Growth. Independence. Opportunities. No arena is more challenging for parents than entrusting their child’s well-being to others. We have our medicine cabinets brimming with bright Band-Aids and children’s cold medicines, not to mention the ready hug and kiss when the need arises. So, what’s a camp to do? A look at what camp health professionals are talking about helps parents prepare for a child’s camp experience. I know campers literally from the inside out and as a camp nurse and leader in the field of camp nursing, I would like to share some knowhow with parents.

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staff is unprepared to smoothly integrate medicines or treatments into the camp routine. Have a management plan in place before your child begins camp and determine how the camp will communicate that plan to its staff.

The camp health form provides the perAllergies and asthma fect opportunity to assess the overall state of your child’s health and growth. PreparaChildren’s health prof iles are best tion should include parents reflecting on described as moving targets. Allergies, some of the following: both mild and severe, can exhibit them• Growth and development selves for the f irst time at camp or be (physical, intellectual, emotional) exacerbated because exposures at camp • Eating and sleeping habits vary from those experiences while at (changes are important, too) home. Parents need to get the assurance • Recent illnesses or injuries from camp staff that they are prepared to • Immunizations address these symptoms if they occur, as (also note travel, especially well as the procedures they follow. outside the U.S.) Camps offer a rich profile of activities • Fitness for children, and given various health con• Behavior cerns, parents are advised to carefully • Family life adjustment or challenges select a camp for their child with this in • Puberty and other developmental mind. Children who have asthma, for issues example, aren’t necessarWhether pediatrician ily a good match for a or family practitioner, emphasizing scuba your child’s doctor is an PARENTS, camp diving or rock climbing, active partner sharing a KIDS and while a strong pioneer or common goal — the program at another health and wellness of CAMP crafts camp may be a perfect fit your child. And this for their child. Parents partnership informs the will want to learn what next partnership you are accommodations camps about to establish — the can make for health issues while at the one with your child’s camp. A thorough exam prior to a camp session same time presenting a range of activities allows you to take the necessary steps to appropriate for their camper. communicate fully with the camp’s healthCamp — designed for healthy living care staff. The physical is also a chance to update that very important health history. When we think about it, camp practices what parents and health professionals are Communication is a two-way street always preaching: be active, get up off the Camp directors and health-care staff are couch, turn off the TV, stop snacking eager to discuss the health concerns and before meals, listen to others, cooperate, needs of campers. Armed with your own eat a variety of foods, sleep well. It’s a observations and information from your nearly invisible set of rules that makes a child’s health-care provider, you can ask world of difference. At camp, we believe the right questions and provide the infor- that enthusiasm for a healthy life is, in the mation that creates the most positive expe- best sense, contagious. rience for your child. To learn more about camp and child Families with children experiencing development, visit the American Camp chronic health problems may occasionally Association’s family-dedicated website forget to share some of the routine care campparents.org. Q instructions — second nature to them, but Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN, is unfamiliar to camp nurses and staff. This executive director of the Association of also is a major step in assuring that your Camp Nurses. child will not be marginalized because the — American Camp Association


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by Christopher Thurber, Ph.D That’s right — there’s great news about homesickness. For starters, you should know that: • Homesickness (or “missing home”) is normal. In study after study, researchers found that 95 percent of boys and girls who were spending at least two weeks at overnight camp felt some degree of homesickness. Children at day camp may also feel pangs of homesickness, but less frequently. • Homesickness is typically mild. Nearly everyone misses something about home when they’re away. Some campers most miss their parents; others most miss home cooking, a sibling, or the family pet. Whatever they miss, the vast majority of children have a great time at camp and are not bothered by mild homesickness. • Homesickness is something everyone can learn to cope with. In fact, research has uncovered multiple strategies that work for kids. Most kids use more than one strategy to help them deal with homesickness. • Homesickness builds conf idence. Overcoming a bout of homesickness and enjoying time away from home nurtures children’s independence and prepares them for the future. The fact that second-year campers are usually less homesick than firstyear campers is evidence of this powerful growth. • Homesickness has a silver lining. If there’s something about home children miss, that means there’s something about home they love — and that’s a wonderful thing. Sometimes just knowing that what they feel is a reflection of love makes campers feel much better. So if nearly everyone feels some homesickness, what can be done to prevent a really strong case of homesickness? Here’s a recipe for positive camp preparation:

• Make camp decisions together. • Arrange lots of practice time away from home. • Share your optimism, not your anxiety. • Never ever make a pick-up deal. OK, then, what are the most effective ways of coping with homesickness at camp? What advice can you write in a letter or e-mail to your son or daughter if you get a homesick letter?

Anti-homesickness strategies for kids • Stay busy. Doing a fun, physical activity nearly always reduces homesickness intensity. • Stay positive. Remembering all the cool stuff you can do at camp keeps the focus on fun, not on home. • Stay in touch. Writing letters, looking at a photo from home, or and holding a memento from home can be very comforting. • Stay social. Making new friends is a perfect antidote to bothersome homesickness. Talking to the staff at camp is also reassuring. • Stay focused. Remember that you’re not at camp forever, just a few weeks. Bringing a calendar to camp helps you be clear about the length of your stay. • Stay confident. Anti-homesickness strategies take some time to work. Kids who stick with their strategies for five or six days almost always feel better. Mom and dad, your help preparing your child for this amazing growth experience will pay huge divid e n d s . A f t e r a s e s s i o n o f c a m p , yo u ’l l s e e a n increase in your child’s confidence, social skills and leadership. And while your son or daughter is at camp, you can enjoy a well-deserved break from fulltime parenthood.

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Caseworkers and seniors from Sunnyside showed up at City Hall on Friday to demand the mayor restore funding to programs that benefit homebound seniors. The service providers are worried that if the mayor’s proposed budget cuts pass, Queens seniors who are unable to leave their homes may not get the care they need. To show solidarity with seniors, caseworkers from Sunnyside Community Services wore T-shirts with pictures of their homebound clients to a public hearing on the mayor’s executive budget for the Department for the Aging. For f iscal year 2012, Bloomberg has proposed to reduce funding for senior case management programs by 30 percent — or around $6.6 million, according to SCS. Of the total 23 elderly case management service providers in the city, seven, including Sunnyside Community Services, are located in Queens. “The need for elderly services will continue to grow in Queens. It is projected that there will be a 20 percent growth of the senior population between the ages of 65 and 69 in the next 10 years,” stated Kathy Fitzgibbons, senior policy analyst for Elderly Welfare at Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, a group of which SCS is a part. “Most pressingly, there are more than 270,000 impoverished seniors living in Queens, so it is extremely

Seniors and Sunnyside Community Services employees gathered at City Hall in Manhattan to PHOTO COURTESY SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES protest cuts to senior services in Queens. important that we preserve the capacity to serve low-income seniors.” SCS serves 1,500 seniors in neighborhoods including Long Island City, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Glendale, Ridgewood and Corona. The majority of clients have multiple chronic illnesses and many of are age 80 and above. “Money that is spent helping seniors remain independent drastically reduces

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Newtown Creek plant is cleaner? DEP says wastwater treatment facility pollutes less by Elizabeth Daley Editor

After a failure to meet deadlines caused a settlement with the city in 2008, Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant announced it had cleaned up its act and, ahead of schedule. According to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, documentation was submitted to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation on May 31,

certifying that the plant is meeting the Clean Water Act’s secondary treatment standards two years in advance of its most recent deadline. “The State DEC initially gave us until 2008 to achieve secondary treatment. But after recognizing that very few contractors could do this scale of work and keep the plant in operation around the clock, DEC agreed to Oct 2013,” wrote DEP spokesman Michael Saucier in an email.

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“It’s important to remember too that, even though we certified [May 31], the plant’s performance for the past two years has been near or above secondary treatment levels.” What this means is that wastewater emptied into waterways surrounding the plant has been cleaned of 85 percent of certain pollutants. According to the DEP, the city’s treatment plants have been — on average — meeting secondary treatment standards since 2010, but this is the first time all 14 plants may qualify since the regulations were made in 1972. “The Clean Water Act has been a major impetus behind New York City’s efforts to restore the health and beauty of our harbor, and Mayor Bloomberg has invested billions to raise the city’s wastewater treatment process to the standards set in that landmark legislation,” said DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway in a statement. He added that the plant, located in Greenpoint, is the largest in the city and last to comply with the standards. The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant serves approximately 1 million residents within a 15,000-acre drainage area, including many in Queens. It treats 1.3 billion gallons of waste per day during dry weather and twice that amount when it rains. The plant opened in 1967 and is in the midst of a $5 billion upgrade to increase the amount of waste it is able to treat each Q day and reduce the odors it emits.

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Assemblywoman Marge Markey (DMaspeth) characterized the space as Òa tribute to how great things can happen when government officials and community members work together.” Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens and the Bronx) called Elmhurst Park a “wonderful victory for the entire community,” and praised Bloomberg for his stated commitment to making the Big Apple greener. “One of [the mayor’s] greatest legacies is the amount of workable, livable green space he has added,” Crowley said. Benepe noted that $3 billion worth of parks has been added to the five boroughs in the past nine years. After calling the new park “a beautiful gateway to Maspeth,” City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) echoed her congressman cousin’s appreciation of Bloomberg’s efforts, and made sure the administration has not forgotten a nearby vacant patch of land which the community wants to be turned into a much-needed recreation destination. “We’re still pushing for another park at St. Saviour’s,” she said. A few f inishing touches are still needed at the park. Construction on restrooms is slated to begin next month; portable lavatories are available. And as soon as the proper private funding is raised, a Vietnam veterans Q memorial will be installed.

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Family, friends and community members last Saturday joined pharmacist Joseph LaSala, center, at AJ’s Village Chemist, Inc. to help him mark one year on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. Mickey Mouse and a clown led the festivities at the store, which also serves the communities of Glendale and Maspeth. In addition to filling prescriptions and

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bout 2,500 Queens College seniors took part in the school’s 87th commencement exercises last Thursday on the quadrangle at the Flushing campus. Speaking to the graduates was John Bryant, founder of Operation HOPE, which offers residents of Los Angeles a way out of poverty. Bryant said Freedom Rider Andrew Goodman, a Queens College student who was killed in 1964, “lives on in the hearts and minds and DNA of the college community.” Also participating in the event were nine members of the class of 1941, there to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their graduation. Receiving honorary degrees were Queens College graduates Harold Rosenbaum of SUNY Buffalo, an accomplished choral conductor, and Dr. Leo Chalupa, a neuroscientist and chief researcher at George Washington University. The student speaker was Anita Sonawane of Fresh Meadows, who graduated summa cum laude. — Liz Rhoades

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Anne Sherwood Pundyk creates work for “Express+Local: NYC Aesthetics” on display at Queens College. A fence by Antonia Perez is among the works on view.

Home is where the art is by Mark Lord

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ixteen artists — some living in Queens, others who have visited, and a few who’ve just been influenced from afar — have been brought together in “Express+Local: NYC Aesthetics,” an exhibition on view at the Queens College Art Center through the end of the month. All were invited to participate in a rotating month-long residency program and exhibition thanks to their varied and personal artistic responses to the borough, according to exhibition curator Tara Mathison. After viewing the over and under passes at Queens Plaza, one participating artist, Howard Lerner, created “Ezekiel’s Vision,” a large, multi-tiered sculpture, which, like much of Lerner’s artistic output, is Biblically inspired. Other works he has made are entitled “The Burning Bush” and “Ark of the Covenant.”

“You get influenced by what is around you,” he said. “Queensboro Plaza is interesting architecturally. There’s a lot going on above.” Lerner often incorporates mundane objects into his works: a lampshade, a toy and a flour sifter are all part of “Ezekiel’s Vision,” which took him six months to make. From a base of plywood that has been painted green to represent the earth, the sculpture rises 96 inches, culminating at the top with a throne and God’s name, in Hebrew, spelled out in mirrored letters. “I scour flea markets,” he said. “I look for things in Dumpsters. I like old. I like to see paint build-up. I may not use something for five or 10 years. I know it will be good down the road.” In the months leading up to the exhibition each participating artist had the opportunity to ply his or her craft in the gallery, helping to demystify the act of making art, according to Mathison. Continued page continued ononpage 47


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W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G on Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

EXHIBITS National Art League, Children’s Art Exhibition runs now through June 30 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Jackson Heights Art Club presents its annual spring outdoor show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 78th Street and 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Raindate, June 18 and 19.

New creativity and advanced painting workshop at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, with Pedro Pacheco, instructor. For advanced students who wish to develop their personal self expression, will meet Fridays, now through June 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $500. Contact Pacheco at (646) 546-2296. Also, fundamental and advanced drawing techniques with artist/instructor Eric March, will be held Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per class. To register, call (718) 361-0628.

Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 St., Long Island City, presents selections from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 12 from 2-5 p.m.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, June 25 form 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “Real Virtuality” will be on view through June 12; “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, offers cooking classes Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. now through June 28, with Chef Marlo Dublin, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education’s Culinary Arts program and NYU’s Food Studies program. No experience necessary. Cost is $50 per class. Central Queens Y members receive a $10 discount. Space is limited, so register early. To register or for information, contact Lauren Fredston-Hermann at (718) 268-5011 or lfh@centralqueensy.org.

“My Lovely Ladies: The Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone,” will be on view from June 18-Aug. 21 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 14919 38 Ave., Flushing. Artist’s opening will be held Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Queensborough Community College presents the exhibits: “Through the Eyes of Our Ancestors: African Art from the James and Marjorie L. Wilson Collection,” “I AMazon,” “Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit” and “Transitional Services for New York, Inc.” now through June 30 at QCC Art Gallery, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396.

“My Lovely Ladies: the Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone” will be on view June 18-Aug. 21 in Flushing. PHOTO COURTESY VOELKER ORTH MUSEUM

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An exhibition commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is now on view in the Barham Rotunda on the third floor of the Queens College Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, now through June 30.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents “No Problemo, Amigo” now through June 19 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25, $22 for students and seniors. For information and tickets, call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

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

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AUDITIONS Audition for Broadway Blockbusters 2011 summer musical review show. Required to bring identification, sheet music and a head shot photo. Sheet music should include 16 bars of a ballad and 16 bars of up-tempo music. You must be prepared to dance at the audition. Adults 18 and older (singers and dancers); teenagers 13-17 (singers and dancers). Audition dates are Sunday, June 12 form 7-9:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 16 from 7-9:30 p.m. at American Martyrs Parish Hall, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside. FSF Community Theatre Group is looking for a cast of singers, dancers and actors ages 14 and up for a musical-comedy about civil rights and rock and roll. Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Performances will be held in November. For information, call (516) 354-5210 or (516) 521-5500 or email fsfctg@yahoo.com. Theatre By the Bay will hold auditions for Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. For information, call the temple at (718) 428-6363. Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available by calling (718) 374-1627. Thalia Spanish Theatre presents its 17th annual free outdoor festival, featuring Zarzuelas/Spanish operettas and romantic Latin songs on Sunday, June 12 from 1-2 p.m. at Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, on Greenpoint Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets in Sunnyside.

CLASSES Yoga in the park on Saturdays, now through June 25 at 9 a.m. at Little Bay Park (roller hockey rink), Bayside. A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost per person is $35. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, suggests preparing for the summer afloat by enrolling in one of their boating classes on June 11, June 26, July 17 or Aug. 14 at Fort Totten in Bayside. Pre-registration is required. Cost starts at $75. Contact Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net. A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 25-02 80 St., Jackson Heights,

Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit language instruction. Minimum donation is $5. For information, call Rashid at (646) 912-1885 or Shree at (646) 417-2252. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, offers Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $9 for members. The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost for adults are $75 for four sessions, $65 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Rob at (718) 454-0813. Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Samuel Field Y & YHMA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Free for the initial class, then $12 per class, $90 per 10 class punch card. For information, call (516) 9877524 or visit fitnesspcancer.com.

FOR KIDS Nature games for kids on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at Fort Totten Park. Meet at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Building 502 in Bayside. Bingo, board games and trivia. All with a hint of the natural world. Ages 5 and up. Free. A free weaving for beginners class for children 8-12 years old will be held at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, on June 12 from 1-3 p.m. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 to register.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., ELmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on June 11 and 25 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10. Dancing Under the Stars will be held on Wednesdays, now through July 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Little Bay Park roller hockey rink, Bayside. Free ballroom dance lessons (first 45 minutes), dancing, music and fun.

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The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and it is undoubtedly the best time of year to visit Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Though this year’s exhibit, “Vista” is more subtle than shows in years past and there isn’t much for kids to climb on, after reading about the show it is easier to appreciate. Curated by the park’s departing director Alyson Baker with Lars Fisk and Elissa Goldstone, the show attempts to “explore the interplay between methods of viewing and the interpretation of the physical world.” Of the 11 artists who have created sculptures for the park, some are more successful than others at challenging points of view. Blane De St. Croix, whose monumental stone sculpture “Mountain Views”

Robert Swainson’s “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air,” and Blane De St. Croix’s “Mountain Views,” on view at Socrates Sculpture Park. PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH DALEY

conceals the city skyline, offers one of the most successful works. Simple, yet ingenious, St. Croix’s work plays with dimensions, as his mountain range is both enormous and miniature. The East River, glimmering beneath the handmade mountain range, only adds to the pleasure of seeing some of the best nature the city has to offer. Slinko’s “Anti-Flare,” a towering green sculpture mimicking lens flare — those streaks of light that appear in photos

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whether you want them to or not — is also effective at challenging perspectives. Many visitors stopped to take pictures with the photographic effect made physical. Robert Swainson’s “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air”doesn’t look like much from one side, but from the other it is a perfect mimicry of the blue construction fencing often present on many city streets. Seeing it on display in the park’s expansive green space is amusing. What’s more interesting

still is that the piece, created using a blue woodblock print on a white poly knit fabric, fills up like a sail when wind hits it, making it appear as if it is swollen. Priscilla De Carvahlo’s “Between Lines,” a set of black poles with cord connecting them, didn’t look like much until a black bird alighted upon it, suddenly turning the poles with rope connecting them into a set of zig-zagging telephone lines. continued on page 00 49

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A free lecture by Timonthy Milford on Rufus King and New York’s Patrons of Latin American Revolution, will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m. at King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Reserve your seat now. Call (718) 206-0545, ext. 13 or e-mail programs@kingmanor.org.

Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation presents its annual 5K Walk-a-thon on Sunday, June 12 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Boulevard and 177th Street in Jamaica. Registration is $30. Save $5 if registered before June 8. Call Merlene at (917) 373-8434, Trevor at (917) 586-3624, or Molino at (347) 233-1069.

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SUPPORT GROUPS The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672. Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 932-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week. SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park. If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking for a bereavement support group, come on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rectory basement of Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 969-2448. All losses, all denominations are welcome. Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call the GamAnon hotline number at (877) 664-2469. Obsessive compulsive anonymous meetings will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Church, Felly Hall, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

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


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The reading, which is free, will take place at PS 69, located at 77-02 37 Ave. on June 10 at 8 p.m. For reservations or further information, visit theatre167.org. Another group involved in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program is the Jackson Repertory Theatre, a nonprofit founded in 2008 with the aim of producing works for the diverse audiences of Jackson Heights. For the June celebration, the group will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dances for a New Diagonal,â&#x20AC;? consisting of new works by SharkMother, an arts collective dedicated to the empowerment of both artist and audience, and De Facto Dance, a company which creates dance-theater works that are both spontaneous and skillfully crafted, featuring Jackson Heights dancer Meg Fry. The performance will take place at PS 69 on June 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. For further information, call (718) 874-9431. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel a lot of people have not experienced Jackson Heights,â&#x20AC;? Dromm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to come out and experience the neighborhood. Jackson Heights is a multicultural artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colony.â&#x20AC;? For further information on any of this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events, visit juneinjackson Q heights.com.

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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: 25-29 36TH ST LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/29/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Edward Michael Varga III, 2357 33rd Street, Queens, NY 11105. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE is hereby given that a license, number 1254373, for beer, liquor and wine has been applied for by Black Card Bars LLC d/b/a Alewife Queens to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101 for onpremises consumption.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1253202, for restaurant wine and beer has been applied for by the Dan Gol Dae Ji Corp. to sell wine & beer at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 41-10 149th Place, Flushing, NY 11355 for on-premises consumption.

NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 5/26/2011, bearing Index Number NC-000409-11/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, in Record Room 357, grants me the right to assume the name of Lydia Torres. My present name is Carmen Lydia Nazario Rivera aka Lydia Nazario aka Lydia Torres. My present address is 167-12 69th Avenue, Fresh Meadows, New York 11365. My place of birth is Bayamon, Puerto Rico. My date of birth is August 1, 1938.

NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 6/3/11, bearing Index Number NC-000425-11/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, in Record Room 357, grants me the right to assume the name of Candy Tai Eng. My present name is King Tai Candy Eng aka King Tai Chuong aka Kingtai Candy Eng aka King Tai Candy Chuong. My present address is 1570 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11360. My place of birth is New York, NY. My date of birth is May 17, 1948.

Notice of Formation of LLG PROPERTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/27/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Algin Management Co., LLC, 64-35 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE We, Devon G. Gordon and Maria D. Bancharan have a NON-NEGOTIABLE SECURITY AGREEMENT and an Affidavit of Obligation with the Debtors listed on UCC-1 FILE 2010-3426561-2. Date: Nunc Pro Tunc, and have listed property of DEVON GARTH GORDON AND MARIA DALE BANCHARAN on the NON-NEGOTIABLE SECUITY AGREEMENT, the Affidavit of Obligation and our UCC-1 File 2010-342-6561-2 Date: Nunc Pro Tunc. Thus we hereby give public notice that we, Devon G. Gordon and Maria D. Bancharan, have a security interest in the debtors listed on UCC-1 File 2010-3426561-2 Date: Nunc Pro Tunc

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from Cabana-70 Associates, L.P., to continue to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 107-10 70th Road in the Borough of Queens, for a term of two years.

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LEGAL NOTICES To Advertise Call 718-205-8000

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 252-25 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/22/10. The name was amended to 73-49 LLC on 01/21/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 9322 Third Avenue, Suite 502, Brooklyn, New York 11209. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Target Contracting Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/11. Office location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 122102822, also the registered agent. Purpose: for any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: BERRICLE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/25/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SALSA NEW YORK LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/27/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Hyung M Lee (A.K.A.) Kevin Lee), 43-07 39th Place #1L, Sunnyside, NY 11104. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ALL SMART REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/11/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 45-63 Zion Street, Little Neck, New York 11362. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Monse-International Institute of Education LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/4/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 162-02 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Fl., Ste. 4, Jamaica, NY 11432. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of COMMUNITY REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/09/11. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 43-24 220TH Place, Bayside, NY 11361. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Han Shik Lee, M.D., 134 The Dell, Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: EREBUS CREATIVE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/31/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 34-21 78th St., Apt. 5G, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

SUMMONS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 26459/10 Date Purchased: 10/20/10 Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. The basis of the venue is Plaintiff’s residence. MIRIAM CASTRO, Plaintiff; -againstCHARLES SIMONSON and WILDER PALLEZ, and their wives, if any, whose names are unknown to plaintiff, if said above named defendants be living, and if any of said defendants be dead, then any and all other persons who may claim as heirs-atlaw, next-of-kin, devisees, distributees, legal representatives, and successors in interest of said defendants, their wives or husbands, creditors, mortgagees, lienors, assignees and legal representatives of them and the successors in interest of said heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, devisees, distributees and legal representatives, their wives, husbands, creditors, mortgagees, lienors, assignees and legal representatives of them and if any specifically named defendant or any defendants named as a class be dead, then their heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, devisees, grantees, distributees, husbands, widows, wives, executors, trustees, administrators, assignees, mortgagees, lienors and successors in interest and generally all parties having or claiming to have an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint or any amendment thereto by, through or under any of said specifically named defendants herein or by, through or under any of the other defendants herein named specifically or as a class, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained; Defendants. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Verified Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the Verified Complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this 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 in the Verified Complaint. Dated: Bayside, New York, September 22, 2010 Yours, etc. Alan Kestenbaum, Esq., Weil & Kestenbaum Attorneys for Plaintiff 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 302, Bayside, New York, 11361 718-281-0100 This action is brought pursuant to Article 15 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law of the State of New York to compel the determination of claims to the real property known as 90-23 51st Avenue, Elmhurst, New York, Section 11, Section 1852, Lot 70, County of Queens.

Sharp Photo Shooter, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY SSNY on 03/08/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail any process served against the LLC to 35-30 81 St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372. General Purpose.

Notice of Formation of Fong & Juan LLC, a limited liability company (LLC). Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/25/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 90-63 52nd Avenue, 1st Floor, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Adroit Contracting LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/20/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Michael Dimarco, 205-10 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

FINE MARKS MANAGEMENT LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/18/2011. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Apt. 5M, Little Neck, NY 11362, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF SALE OF COOP APARTMENT Pursuant to a Security Agreement executed January 25, 2007 executed by George Kapsalis to EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. and assigned to EMIGRANT SAVINGS BANK-BRONX/WESTCHESTER, secured party, in accordance with its rights as holder of the Security, by Kim Carrino Auctioneer, DCA # 1004275 will conduct a public sale of the security consisting of 90 shares of stock of JEFFREY GARDENS APARTMENT CORP. (the “Corporation”), all rights, title and interest in and to a Proprietary Lease between said Corporation and debtor for Apt #1A in the building known as 100 4640 216TH STREET, BAYSIDE, NEW YORK together with all fixtures and articles of personal property now or hereafter affixed to or used in connection with said apartment on June 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Queens County Courthouse steps, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY in satisfaction of an indebtedness in the unpaid principal amount of $71,997.07 plus interest, late fees, attorney fees, maintenance in arrears and all other charges. Apartment is sold “AS IS” AND POSSESSION TO BE OBTAINED BY THE PURCHASER. Said sale is subject to: payment of all sums due, if any, to the Corporation and the consent if necessary, of said Corporation; any existing tenancy; payment of all expenses and fees of the secured party with respect thereto; terms of sale and auctioneer’s fees; flip-tax; State, City and County transfer tax. The secured party reserves the right to bid. Terms: an official bank or certified check made payable to Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP for ten (10%) percent of price bid. Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP (Escrowee) (516) 812-4500 Kim Carrino, Auctioneer (Auctioneer 917-751-3817) STAGG, TERENZI, CONFUSIONE & WABNIK, LLP ATTORNEYS FOR EMIGRANT SAVINGS BANK-BRONX/WESTCHESTER 401 FRANKLIN AVENUE, SUITE 300, GARDEN CITY, N.Y. 11530 (516) 812-4500 We are a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Celebritea LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/04/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 4304 64th Street, 2nd Fl., Woodside, NY 11377. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Venture Design Research Center USA LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/28/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 32-17 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Alial LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/08/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 8623 247th Street, Bellerose, NY 11426. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: WRITEABOUTME LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/19/2011. Office location is Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O: UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The general purpose: For any lawful purpose.

ROSEWOOD & ASSOCIATES LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 3/11/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes.

Wellhello, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/25/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Julia Kuswardi, 2845 33rd St., #1R, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: General.


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In 1952 the famous Oakland Golf Club had been sold to Morris Pickman, a Forest Hills developer. But his plan for high-rise apartments there was killed by the community. Eventually the city bought the land, and the college was built there. But 65 acres not used for the school were sold to Muss, who constructed 700 beautiful brick homes that made Oakland Gardens one of the most charming suburban neighborhoods of Queens. Today they still look as great as when they were built. Muss’s legacy is not conf ined to Queens. Thanks to his generous support of Israel, there is today an Alexander Muss Q High School in the Jewish state.

Henry Muss’s company, Independence Homes, and its spectacular sign were located at 28-23 Jordan St. in Flushing. Muss built 100 homes in and around Jordan Street in 1939 and ’40, selling them for between $5,500 and $7,000. He billed them as located in Bayside, but they’re in ZIP code 11358, which is Flushing. Bayside’s a block away. Muss had the Cameo Sign Company of Brooklyn design a spectacular roadside advertisement for the houses. It took a Revolutionary War era approach, partially quoting the Declaration of Independence by offering homes “built for life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” The sign apparently worked, as the houses sold quickly. His son, Alexander Muss (1907-1972), followed in his father’s footsteps. (The pair are related to the family that runs Forest Hills-based Muss Development, but the companies are separate.) One area the younger Muss built out is near QueensborThe patriotic sign for Independence Homes, April 1940. ough Community College.


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HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK

Beautiful 55x100, Corner 5 Level Split Beautiful Unique Extended Colonial, 3 BRs, 2½ Baths, Den, 19.7x23.6 Huge Brookfield Hi-Ranch (27x55), Hi-Ranch, 5 BRs, 4Baths, Wood with Fireplace, Patio off Den/Basement, 4 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Sunken LR, Huge Cabinets, Granite, Mobile Garbage Central Vac, Oak Flr in LR, Parquet Flr Disposals, Wine Fridge, Central Vac in Den, New Roof, HW Heater, Sprinkler FDR, H/W Flrs, 2 Car Pvt Dvwy, 1 Car System, 1½ Car Garage. Asking $729K throughout and much, much more. Gar, ½ Brick Home. $729K

HOWARD BEACH CO-OPS • L-Shaped Studio, MIC ..... $89K • Hi-Rise 1 BR co-op ......... $99K • 1 BR Garden, 1st Fl ........$115K • JR4, Hi-Rise Co-op ........$135K • 2 BR, Garden w/DR ........$145K • Courtyard Garden 1 BR Co-op, HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Pet friendly, Mint............$155K Large Empire Style Hi-Ranch, 27x55 • 2 BRs, 2 Bath, Hi-Rise....$159K on 40x100 Lot, 5 BRs, 3 Full Baths, • 2 BRs/2Baths Hi-Rise with Pvt DR & 1 Car Gar. Only $639K Terrace ...........................$174K • Mint 3 BRs, 1 Bath, Garden Co-op, Dogs OK ..............$179K • Mint AAA, 2 Brs, 2 Baths, New Kit/Baths ................$195K • Mint-AAA, Lobby Flr, 2 BRs, 2 Baths, 1100 sq ft, 10' Ceilings, HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK New Kitchen/Bath ..... $189,999 Mint AAA Hi-Ranch, 4 BRs, 3 Baths, • Mint 3 BRs/2 Baths w/Terrace, Parking available .......... $248K All Updated (Pvt DR for 2 Cars),

40x100, A Must See! Asking $669K

HOWARD BEACH HOWARD BEACH

on 45x100, 3 BRs, 2 Full Baths, Beautiful Landscaped Yard 24x45, Home is 50x25, Oversized Garage 17x25, Just Move in! $709K

SAT, 6/11, 1-3pm • 85-10 151 Ave., 6A

HOWARD BEACH LINDENWOOD CO-OP

HOWARD BEACH Beautiful Semi Detached Colonial, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Full Finished Bsmt, Private Driveway, Call Today!

2 full baths, All updated, Hardwood Floors, Den, EIK, CAC, Roof approx 7 yrs old, IGS, 2 Car Pvt Dvwy, 40x100, Asking $698K.

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Dock Your Boat At Your Back Door, Beautiful Waterfront Property, Legal 2 Family, 2 Duplex Apts With 2 BRs, 1.5 Baths, Overlooking Shell Bank, Sliding Doors Overlooking The Water, Laundry Room, A Must See!!!

HOWARD BEACH HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Mint, Move-in Cond, High Ranch HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Mint Split-Level Colonial, 3 BRs, One of a kind custom colonial,

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HOWARD BEACH

CO-OPS • Studio Totally Renovated 99K • 1BR Bldg 109K • 1BR Garden 115K • 1 BR Garden 119K • 2BR Garden 160K • 2BR Garden Totally Renov 225K • 2BR, 2BA, Terr, Mint, Brand New! CONDOS • 2BR, 2BA, Terrace 285K • 3BR, 3 Baths, Terrace, Green Tree, M/D Like 2 Apts, Updated, Garage, Must Sell 350K!

HOWARD BEACH CONDOS

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

HOWARD BEACH LINDENWOOD

Amazing Co-op in Fairfield Arms, 2 BRs, 2 Baths, Large Terrace, Move-in Condition! Updated Kitchen. $150K Estate Sale! Call Now! R

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HOWARD BEACH Come view this beautiful extra large Mint Colonial. 5 BRs, 3½ Baths, hardwood floors, New Granite Kitchen, Custom Brickwork, Full Fin Bsmnt, 1½ Car Gar, $609K

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Unique Building .......$325K

HOWARD BEACH/ROCKWOOD PARK Designer 3 BR ranch w/open floor plan, kitchen island, 2 baths, fireplace and skylights on main floor. Great room, 1 large bedroom with attached bath on lower level. Unique features throughout.

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LIBERTY 96-10 101st Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416

718-848-4700 Fax: 718-848-4865 WWW.REMAXLIBERTY.COM

JOHN DIBS Broker/owner

James Nastasi

Ana Maria Motta

Toni Ann Siragusa

BROOKLYN

OZONE PARK

OZONE PARK

KEW GARDENS HILLS

Big 1-Family In Flatlands Area, Ideal For A Big Family With Lots of Room & Potential. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! A MUST SEE!!

PRICE REDUCTION! $539K Income Producing Semi-Det. 2-Family (6 or 6), Fin. Bsmt, Garage & Pvt Dvwy. A Must See!!! Contact Maryann 917-838-2624 or Theresa 347-531-9060

4 BRs, 2 Bath, Pvt Dvwy, AG Pool, Very Clean and Well Kept! Walk To A Train.

1 BR Garden Co-op, Great location, across from Queens College in Georgetown Mews Development. Very Sunny & Spacious! Close To All.

Call Troy for more information 718-848-4700

Priced To Sell! Call Rene Rose for an appointment 718-810-0293

Anthony Fernandez

Owner Motivated! Call James Nastasi 718-974-2676

Isabel Zenocratti Richard Khan

Paul Deo

GLENDALE

WOODHAVEN

WOODHAVEN

2-Family Frame, Great Location, 2-Car Garage, Close To School, Near Transportation, Great Starter Home!!

Lovely 1-Family w/2 Huge BRs (possible 3), New Siding, New Roof, Kitchen, & Bathroom. Fin. Bsmt, Water Heater is only 4 yrs old, Near Shopping Areas And Transportation. House is in MINT CONDITION!

2 Family Brick, Pvt. Dvwy, 1-Car Gar., 1st Fl.: 2 BR, LR, EIK, F/Bath, 2nd Fl.: 2 BR, LR, EIK, F/Bath! Basement In Need Of Some TLC.

For more info contact Milady 718-848-4700

Call Isabel 917-915-5618

Priced To Sell! Call Pedro & Cecilia 917-646-552-4422

OZONE PARK Legal 2-Family Being Used As 1-Family. Lg. LR, Formal Dining RM, Updated EIK, New 1/2 Bath On 1st Fl. 3 BRs & New F/Bath On 2nd Fl. New Roof, New Boiler, New H/W Heater & Alarm System. Call Carolyn Defalco for more info 917-208-9176

Margie Baraket

Pedro & Cecilia Duarte

OPEN HOUSE Glenda Inestroza

Sun., June 12th, 1-3 pm 163-61 88 Street

ION E D UC T PRICE R20,000 $1 Milady Fernandez

Mike Gregoretti

HOWARD BEACH

ROCKAWAY PARK

SUPER MINT!! 1-Family Corner Property, 4 BRs, 4 Baths, Lots of Closets, Jacuzzi!!

If You Like The Ocean This Co-op Is Right For You!! Kitchen Has New Appliances & Building Has Laundry Room. A Must See!!

Lots Of Extras!! Call Glenda 646-325-3627

Call Dominic Berinato to get more info! 917-579-0260

HOWARD BEACH

HOWARD BEACH

Well Maintained And Updated 3 BR Ranch. New Windows, F/Fin. Bsmt W/Bonus Room & Sep. Ent. To Yard. Custom Carpentry Throughout. Plenty Of Room For Extended Fam. Well Manicured, Tree Lined St. Great Location, Rockwood Park!

Beautiful, Mint Garden Apt. Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, F/Bath, 2 BRs, Parking $20 Extra. New Kitchen, Cabinets.

Call Mike Gregoretti 516-459-3658

Rene Rose

A Must See! Call Glenda For More Info 646-325-3627

Carolyn Defalco

For Too New Photo ! Troy Darell

Maryann Corcoran

BROOKLYN

RIDGEWOOD

1-Fam. Semi-Det. Move In Condition, Six Large Rooms (Box), Plenty Of Closets, 20 Mins To NYC! Near The ‘L’ Train, Plus Extra Income Store, 6 Years Left On Lease, Updated Electric, New Windows & Much More! Call Milady 917-686-4595

Very Nice House, Good Income Property, 2 Floors, F/Finished Bsmt, Close to Schools & Transportation!

For more info contact Margie 917-435-8711

WOODHAVEN Great Home In Convenient Location! Near Mass Transit (J Train) & Bus. Short Walk To Shopping Along Ave. USPS, Banks & Library, Well Maintained, Rich In Details Of The Era in Which Built, Ample Room Size & Boxed BR Layout. Yard Is Fantastic Escape With Beautiful Flowers & Fig Trees To Enjoy With Company.

Call Anthony 646-235-2051

BROOKLYN

Michael Maltaghati

Theresa Laboccetta

20,000 Sq Ft Of Land, M-1-1 Zone, Great For A Hotel. Call Richard Khan 917-449-5022 Nancy Yen


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