Vol. 43, No. 12 March 21-27, 2013
As Borough President candidates announced their latest campaign filings, contributions begin to separate the contenders. By Trisha Sakhuja â€Ś Page 5.
Mayor Seeks Ban On Cigs Displays
Molloy Mourns Loss of Coach Curran
Willets Plan Heads For Public Review
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LEGAL NOTICE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Docket No: NN-24228/12 CHILD NEGLECT CASE In the Matter of a Proceeding under JEREMIAH CARTER Article 10 of the Family Court Act TEALA CARTER Respondent IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. ALSO, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. TO: TEALA CARTER A Petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this court, and annexed hereto: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at 15120 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432, Part 1; on May 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM o'clock of that day to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT.
ON YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. By Order of the Court Hon. Judge Marybeth Richroath Judge of the Family Court Dated: 03/06/13 FURTHER NOTICE Family Court Act § 154(c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a violation of an order of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a Respondent who is not a resident of domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for obtaining personal jurisdiction over the Respondent exist aside from the application of this provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the respondent is limited to the issue of the request for, or alleged violation of, the order of protection. Where the Respondent has been served with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court may proceed to a hearing with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection.
Favor Holdings LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/11/ 11. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-20 38 th Ave, #6F, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purposes. ___________________________________ Ghumman Medical Care, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/18/13. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent
of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 237 Center St., Williston Park, NY 11596. Purpose: Medicine. ___________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 13104/ 12 FILED: 1/23/2013 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff(s), against PHYLLIS GILBERT, if living, and if she be dead, her respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right title or interest in and to the premise describe in the complaint herein, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12, “ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to Plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME.
SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded in Document 2006000445806, in the office of the Clerk of the County of QUEENS where the property is located, on August 7, 2006. Said mortgage was then assigned to HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, by assignment of mortgage which was dated June 14, 2012, covering premises known as 69-27 Elizabeth Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11692 (Block: 16050 Lot: 18). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The
foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Denis J. Butler, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated January 7, 2013 and filed on January 14, 2013 along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens and the City and State of New York. BLOCK: 16050 LOT: 18 said premises known as 69-27 Elizabeth Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11692. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $295,930.60 with interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from October 1, 2007, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $3,195.45 that have accrued prior to this action due and payable, with interest as stated above. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PE-
RIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them
from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504 __________________________________ 4 J’s Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/ 5/08. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ HLI Logistics, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/ 24/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Omni Specialties Services LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29-16 120 th St., Linden Hill, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Mayor Moves To Ban Tobacco Displays to keep tobacco products out of sight. While the City would be the first location in America to do this, other countries such as Iceland, Canada, Norway, Ireland and England have already implemented product display restrictions. The bill does not change any advertising rules or showing price information for sellers. It does not apply to stores that are devoted primarily to the sale of tobacco products, as those locations already do not allow those under 18 to enter their premises. The bill would be enforced by the DOH and the Dept. of Consumer Affairs. “Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity and they invite young people to experiment with tobacco, Bloomberg said. “This is not a normal activity.” The second legislation, titled the “Sensible Tobacco Enforcement” bill, is meant to address the widespread availability of discounted or smuggled cigarettes. It prohibits the sale of discounted tobacco products, creates a price floor for cigarettes packs and little cigars and imposes packaging requirements on cheap cigars. The Dept. of Finance would have the authority to seal premises where there are two violations for unlicensed activity within a two-year period or three other tobacco
RFP Sent Out For QueensWay By LUIS GRONDA Queens’ own version of the Highline has taken another step closer to becoming a reality. The Trust for Public Land, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that is working to turn the 3.5 mile stretch of vacant land into the QueensWay, has issued a Request for Proposal for a company to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed green space. Marc Matsil, the New York State Director for the Trust for Public Land, said that the study will include testing the groundwater and figuring out the engineering aspects of building the QueensWay. “We know that it can be built, we just need to figure out how much it will cost,” Matsil said. Late last year, the nonprofit was granted $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to conduct the study. The line has been dormant since the Rockaway Long Island Rail Road line was shut down over 50 years ago, and since last year, there has been much discussion over what to do with the land. In addition to the TPL and Friends of the QueensWay wanting to create a green space, a coalition, led by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park), want to
revive the LIRR line that would run from the Rockaways to Rego Park. Transit advocates say that a revived train line would make it easier to take public transportation from southern Queens to the central part of the Borough and travel to Manhattan in less time. One Woodhaven-based group, called NoWay QueensWay, is against both proposals because they fear that it will disturb the residents who live near the vacant site. They prefer to leave the land as it is now. The QueensWay would run from Ozone Park to Rego Park and allow a stretch of parkland similar to that of Manhattan’s Highline. Matsil said that one of the benefits of the proposed parkland is that it would create an uninterrupted pathway for people to walk, jog or ride their bikes everyday. He added that, often times, people would have to run or ride their bikes along a sidewalk and street and have to stop for traffic. According to Matsil, they expect to select a company to do the study by May and the study itself should take about a year to complete. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com.
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By JOE MA RV ILLI On March 18, in Queens Hospital Center’s atrium, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced new legislation to keep the City’s smoking rate down by banning the display of tobacco products and cracking down on illegal cigarette smuggling. According to a Dept. of Health survey, smoking among adults in New York City has dropped by 32 percent since 2002. Between 2001 and 2007, teen smokers have dropped from 18 percent to 8.5 percent, where the rate has remained. While Bloomberg applauded these numbers, he wants to make sure they continue to go down. To that end, two pieces of legislation were introduced to the City Council on March 20 at the request of the Mayor by Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo (DBronx), who is the chair of the Health Committee. The first bill, titled the “Tobacco Product Display Restriction” would keep all tobacco products out of sight in retail stores, to lessen impulsive purchases. The products would have to be placed in a cabinet, underneath the counter or use some other variation to keep them out of view, except during a purchase or restocking. If passed, the legislation would make New York City the first in the nation
Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at the Queens Hospital Center on his plan to ban the display of tobacco products to curb youth smoking. violations within a three-year period. Other provisions it includes are increasing penalties for retailers who evade tobacco taxes or sell tobacco without a license, prohibiting retailers from redeeming coupons or honoring other price discounts for tobacco products and creating a minimum price of $10.50 per pack for cigarettes and little cigars. In addition, it would require that cheap cigars and cigarillos be sold in packages of at least four and little cigars be sold in packages of at least 20. If the cigars cost more than $3 each though, they are exempt from the rule. “The new law would also level the
playing field for the vast majority of merchants who respect the law and now have to compete unfairly with those that don’t,” the Mayor said. Several members of City agencies and elected officials were on hand to support the legislation. “When teenagers go to a bodega to buy a carton of milk, they’re confronted with a display of cigarettes,” City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said. “That exposure can be more influential in getting kids to start smoking than having their parents smoke.” “In 46 percent [of inspections], we found that retailers were selling either untaxed or phony stamped cigarettes,” City Finance Commissioner David Frankel said. “It’s terribly unfair to retail establishments who follow the law.” “We have to denormalize it,” Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) said. “Hiding these cigarettes will help to do that. You’re going to be as dead as Julius Caesar if you pick up cigarettes.” Despite the added restrictions, Bloomberg said he has no plans to ban tobacco products in the City. Many anti-smoking groups praised the bills. “I’m so happy that New York City is now taking that step,” Phil Konigsberg, advocate for smokefree multiple housing, said. “I know the tobacco industry is already having their lawyers set up to fight this. I’m ready for a battle.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaders Speak Out Against DOT BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSK A In his first press conference since being elected into office, Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) spoke out against the Dept. of Transportation’s recent proposal to raise rates at Rosedale’s Municipal Parking Lot. The increase, he argued, was unreasonably high and inconsiderate to a community damaged by Superstorm Sandy. If approved, the hike will take place all throughout the City on July 1, raising parking rates by as much as 223 percent in some areas, including in other storm ravaged neighborhoods like Far Rockaway. This proposal marks the second time the DOT has attempted to raise the rates in 2013. Earlier this year, the City attempted to raise quarterly parking rates from $90 to $200, a 122 percent increase. Strong vocal opposition to the steep hike resulted in the
DOT reconsidering its initial proposal, raising quarterly rates to $110 in March, a more modest 22 percent increase. The newly elected Councilman was not alone in his fight against the DOT. Richards’ former boss and mentor, State Sen. James Sanders (D-Jamaica), was also at the press conference held on the morning of March 15, supporting his new colleague in office. Other New York City representatives have also put pressure on the DOT to try and find other sources of revenue. Earlier this month, City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, along with Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), vowed to relinquish the revisited proposal. The DOT has not returned requests for comment as of press time. Reach Reporter Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or email@example.com.
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Bus Tour Pushes Education Reform
to survive in the outside world and succeed in our careers.â€? Fiorella Guevara, a coordinator at A+NYC coalition, said the idea to start a multiborough bus tour channels from the Charrette model, which is a collaborative planning process that is open to all interested parties. Its goal is to produce a feasible plan and a holistic approach. The idea is to â€œexpand your circle as you go and continue to spark conversation about education,â€? said Guevara, adding that the votes tallied from the bus tour will be highlighted at a citywide press conference in late May. Make the Road volunteers sit at the registraMartha Sanchez, a contion table. From left to right: Margarita cerned parent who volunMendoza, Yrene Sanchez, Solange de la Hoz. teers at Make the Road organization every Wednesday, said the main reason she is involved students ready for the 21st century in a with the bus tour is because â€œher chil- technologically driven economy withdren need more resources, more after out proper technology?â€? school programs and less crowded classâ€œIf you come down out of the tower rooms.â€? and into the streets, and really listen to Natasha Caperis, an outreach leader the students, youâ€™ll be able to underat the Alliance Quality Education orga- stand, and thatâ€™s what we hope our next nization, said, â€œMy childâ€™s school, PS Mayor will doâ€? she added. 298, does not have a functioning library Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at or a librarian, nor do we have an up to (718) 357-4000, Ext. 128, or at date computer lab. Now how do we get firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos by Trisha Sakhuja
ers, parents and students. Through the use of an engaging visual display, the coalition, along with leaders from Make the Road New York, hope to stir insightful conversations on ways to transform the City public school system and set forth guidelines for New Yorkâ€™s next mayor. At each of the busâ€™ 40 stops, members of the community came on board to place a token into as many boxes they feel state an important concern about the current education system. The bus is divided into four main sections: what each NYC student needs to do in order to succeed, what our school leaders and staff must do, what the school leaders must do and finally, what the Cityâ€™s next mayor must do. After the bus tour is completed, the tokens placed into each of the boxes along every major step of the bus will be tallied and used for specific case studies. â€œThe design team at A+NYC used the information from the feedback we received from a 1,000 plus New Yorkers at 75citywide workshops that took place earlier,â€? said Eric Perez, a member of the Urban Youth Collaborative and A+ NYC design team. â€œWe want to fix this The outside of the bus used for the PS whole system, so that the next 2013 Bus Tour. generation will be well equipped BY TRISHA SAKHUJA A mobile visual campaign, the PS 2013 Bus Tour, was launched by A+ NYC, a coalition formed earlier this year to shape the public school system. The seven-day, five-borough bus tour was launched outside of City Hall on March 13 and made its way to Elmhurst on Roosevelt Avenue on Monday, March 18. Inside the blue bus is a visual showcase of the feedback collected from those who know their schools the best â€”teach-
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Vallone Leads Beep Dollar Race By TRISHA SAKHUJA The fundraising race for the next Queens Borough President is underway as the term-limited Helen Marshall will step down at the end of this year after serving for three full terms. With less than six months before the planned September primar y, t he City Campaign Finance Board has released figures from the latest filing period, which ended on March 11. According to the CFB, Councilman Peter Val lone Jr. (D-Astoria) leads the pack by a hefty margin, having raised more than $1 million for the race. Vallone’s most recent disclosure, which includes contributions made between Jan. 12 and March 11, claimed donations of more than $22,000. The Cit y’s matching funds voluntary program is designed to help candidates run competitive campaigns, while making it easier to run without the access of rich and power ful contributors. According to the Campaign Finance Board, the program gives participating candidate s $6 for every $1 a contributor living in the City gives, up to $175, for a maximum of $1,050 per contributor. With half a year left before the primary for the seat, Vallone has out-raised his closest competitor by a nearly 3-to1 margin. Former Councilwoman and Assemblywoman Melinda Katz, a Fore st Hills native, comes a distant second. While a
recent release from Katz’ campaign said that she has raised approximately $409,000 in donations, the CFB website has her total donations listed as $387,132, from a total of 600 contributors. Much of Katz’ contributions, however, come from outside t he Borough. Queens contributions filed with the Campaign Finance Board are listed at $81,562, with just over $25,000 eligible for matching funds. Much of Katz’ donations have come in the most recent filing period, as the former Councilwoman raised more than $100,000 in the last three months. Trailing beh ind Katz is State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), w ith $247,186. Of that total, close to $100,000 comes from Queens contributors. Peralta, who is the first DominicanAmerican elected to State Senate, has recently launched a website that he says will serve as a hub for news and information regarding his campaign, as well as make it easier to donate to his campaign fund. Rounding out the Borough President candidates are Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), with $117,798, former Deputy Borough President Barr y Grodenchik with $104,898 and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who has raised $41,073. With four more filing periods before t he September primar y, candidate s
have begun to tout their endorsements, in the hopes of raising more money for the campaign. While each candidate has announced a number of s u p p o r t e r s , t he e ndorsement of the Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A ME Cathedral of New York, caused some controversy earlier this month. Councilman Leroy Comrie had expected Flake’s endorsement, but the reverend instead threw his suppor t behind Katz earlier this month. “I proudly endorse Melinda Katz as the next Borough President of Queens. Our borough is at a pivotal juncture right now and Melinda is the kind of steady, experienced hand that we need,” Flake said. Reach Reporter Tr i s h a S a k h u j a a t (718-357-4000, Ext. 128), or at tsakhuja @queenstribune.com.
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Edit Page In Our Opinion:
Check Priorities With so many problems currently facing the City, it is unfortunate that instead of facing these problems head on, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to spend the final year of his time in office acting like the “Nanny Mayor” that seems to be his legacy. Bloomberg’s latest initiative, hiding packs of cigarettes in stores in an attempt to drop the teen smoking rate, is a worthwhile cause. But it speaks to an ongoing problem, that Bloomberg has made a number of attempts to force healthy lifestyles on New Yorkers. The “Tobacco Product Display Restriction,” which was introduced to the City Council at the Mayor’s behest, follows in the footsteps of the recently overturned sugary drink ban. With failing schools, a collapsing infrastructure and any number of other issues New Yorkers complain about on a regular basis, should the Mayor really be focusing his attention on these “nanny” issues?
In Your Opinion: Meter Madness To The Editor: The City has installed new MuniMeters, presumably to make parking more convenient for New Yorkers. However, these new meters, which have now replaced 99 percent of the old ones, leave much to be desired. Many do not yield the full time paid for, and patrons often get shortchanged. Some do not get serviced regularly for paper and cannot cough up the token receipts. Some do not accept coins, while some refuse credit cards, and can cause severe annoyance and inconvenience. A few patrons have lost their credit cards in these meters. Vital personal and financial information can be compromised as a result. On a windy day, you may get unfairly ticketed because receipts can flip over on your dashboard, and the overzealous quota-driven agent may write you a ticket - never mind their refusal to grant the five minute grace period. It seems the older meters are more appropriate for communities where people do not have bank accounts, much less credit cards. These inconveniences add to the chagrin of drivers, who are saddled with the unenviable task of hunting for a parking spot, only to be rebuffed by bad meters. The unnecessary expense of parking tickets adds up, especially in
these economic times. They also contribute to a messy landscape, when drivers irresponsibly throw the receipts away on sidewalks adjoining businesses. Business owners, who already have to contend with aggressive violations issued by the Department of Environmental Protection, pay an additional price for the actions of these litter bugs. The City’s Department of Transportation needs to monitor these cash cows more to ensure consumer satisfaction. After all, the total amount of fines collected from individuals and businesses rose from $479 million in 2002 to $817 million in 2012, and it is no secret that City agencies - from the Departments of Health to Sanitation - have been guilty of overzealous enforcement, in its effort to boost how much money the City rakes in each year in fines. Albert Baldeo, Community Advocate Ozone Park
He’ll Be Missed To The Editor: The death of basketball coach Jack Curran is a very sad loss for Archbishop Molloy High School, the City and the country. During his long and distinguished career, he worked tirelessly with all of the kids who he coached, and always taught them the meaning of true
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Inspiring Choice To The Editor: I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope chose for himself the name of St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals. Indeed, Catholic and Anglican churches hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4. On one of his nature walks, Francis reportedly preached to the birds and is often portrayed with a bird in his hand. On another occasion, Francis concluded a pact with a ferocious wolf that was terrorizing local townsfolk, whereby the wolf would quit preying on the town’s sheep in exchange for being fed regularly. He even persuaded local dogs to stop harassing the wolf. He freed a rabbit from a trap, returned caught fish to their stream and fed half-frozen bees in winter-time. I hope that Pope Francis will inspire Catholics and all persons of goodwill to show non-human animals the respect and compassion they so richly deserve, particularly when it comes to subsidizing their abuse and slaughter for food at the checkout counter. Joining the Meatless Mondays trend may be a good start. Felix Britt, Fresh Meadows
Saving Lives To The Editor: Is cancer preventable? A provocative question. For some types of cancer - like colorectal cancer - the answer is yes; colorectal cancer may be largely preventable or treated with greater success if detected early. However, people must be made aware of the screening guidelines and follow them. As of now, one in three adults of screening age is not getting screened. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to help turn that statistic around. Colorectal cancer is the second leading
cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. This year, 142,820 new cases and 50,830 deaths from colorectal cancer are expected nationally with 9,210 new cases and 3,020 deaths expected in the state of New York alone. These numbers are slightly lower than those in 2012, attributed in part to more people being screened. Still, many more cases could be prevented. New research that tracked patients for more than 20 years showed the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by more than half for those who had a colonoscopy and whose doctors removed precancerous growths. Effective screening tests – including the colonoscopy - identify the presence of cancer early, when treatment is most effective. More than 90 percent of patients with colon or rectal cancer survive five years after their diagnosis. Regular screening is especially important because the earliest stages of colorectal cancer often have no symptoms, and about 75 percent of all new cases of colorectal cancer occur in people with no known risk factors for the disease. These screening tests can also detect pre-cancerous polyps (grape-like growths on the lining of the colon or rectum), which can be easily removed before they ever become cancer. People who are 50 or older should be screened. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease; if you are African American, are obese, have diabetes, smoke or are a heavy alcohol user, you may need to be screened earlier. And do the things we all know we should do: Lead a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a healthy weight through a good diet and exercising regularly. Do not smoke, and if you use alcohol, do so in moderation. Colorectal cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable when caught early. This March, commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by talking to your health care professional about screening options and ways to reduce your risk. Encourage those close to you to do the same. When it comes to your health, you never want to be too late. For more information about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, visit www.preventcancer.org. Dr. Wayne Kye Editor’s note: Dr. Wayne Kye is a member of Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the spouse of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (DBayside).
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Koch Reflected New York’s Spirit By HENRY STERN A month has passed since we lost Mayor Koch. And I am still coming to terms with his passing. On a personal basis, it is the loss of a very good friend, companion and mentor; someone I knew for 50 years. He supported me even when I was unable to stand with him publicly for reasons of self-preservation. He was godfather to my first son Jared and held him at his bris. He was a rare figure in city government. He grew wiser and deeper with the passing years. He will long be remembered and hopefully his good works will endure for generations. First Impression When we met, he had been a candidate for the lowest office on the ballot, state Assemblyman. He had been defeated by a substantial margin. Some people suggested that he was the wrong candidate for a sophisticated neighborhood like Greenwich Village. As the son of poor Polish immigrant Jews, how could he compete with the more polished Fifth Avenue Jews who went to reform temples? How could a kid from City College and NYU Law School compete with Ivy Leaguers at prestigious firms? We became friendly because we were in similar lines of work and had similar ideas for reform. As Secretary of the Borough, I attended every community board meeting in twelve community districts. This was the best way I knew to learn about the neighborhoods and the people. That is where the civic action was. Politics is a business of people and the villagers considered the community board to be a town meeting where they could express their views. The board met monthly, on a Tuesday evening. After work downtown and before the meeting, I went straight to dinner. The place we went most often was the Limelight, located at 7th Ave across from Christopher Park. They sold a complete
dinner for $1.80. (That was, of course, the price in 1962.) In October 1962, when Koch was 38 and I was 27, I recommended him to Borough President Dudley for appointment to community board number 2, which was the first public office he held. Some local politicians questioned whether he was sufficiently mature to serve on such a distinguished board. Nonetheless, the Borough President appointed him and he became a valuable member of the board because he reached out to all of the neighborhoods in the Village, not just the one in which he lived. Koch and I would see each other at community meetings, which were most often held to complain about city services, and I heard him speak to various groups in the neighborhood. He reached out to everyone he met, hoping to build relationships for his next campaign which he lacked in the race for Assemblyman. In those days in Greenwich Village a person who wanted to speak in public would take a stepladder and plant it on a sidewalk at a street corner, displaying an American flag to show that the speaker was exercising his first amendment right to public speech and could not be silenced by the arbitrary denial of a permit by local officials. But without a sound permit for amplification, the speaker had to rely on the strength of his voice, his vigor and his cleverness in argument to hold the attention of the ever-shifting street crowd that half-listened to the man who stood at the top of the stepladder. Hostile hecklers, some from rival clubs, would at times seek to destabilize the meeting and seize the attention of the crowd for themselves. This variety of improv turned out to be an area in which the young Koch was unusually gifted. His loud and forceful voice, somewhat high pitched at the time, could not be shouted down as he discussed his topic. His positions were
progressive: opposition to the war in Vietnam, support for women’s right to abortions and the repeal of drug laws he believed to be arbitrary, overly punitive and discriminatory against poor people. Local issues in the Village were overshadowed, however, by the struggle between Mayor Wagner and Tammany Hall for control of the citywide Democratic Party. Carmine DeSapio, leader of an Italian-American Democratic Club in the South Village, was under attack by liberal reform elements of the party based loosely on Adlai Stevenson’s Presidential campaign of 1956. In general Stevenson supporters were not welcomed by the regular Democratic organization (Tammany) which often supported Irish and Italian incumbents with more conservative views. To his credit, a reform that DeSapio initiated provided for the direct election of district leaders. Formerly they were elected by members of the state committee, an obscure group of over a thousand county committee members of whom most of the public were unaware. In 1962, Koch became the Village Independent Democrats candidate for State Assembly and lost an uphill battle against a DeSapio ally, William Passannante. The Village Independent Democrats ran him against DeSapio in 1963. Koch led by 41 votes out of 9,000. The race was so close that the courts ordered a new election to be held on primary day the next year (1964). This time Koch and the Village Independent Democrats won by the small but defensible margin of 164 votes. The Greenwich Village race attracted substantial attention in city press because it was a challenge by an insurgent against well-known incumbent who had served for many years and had influence far beyond the district. DeSapio was also a Democratic national committeeman for New York State and served as New York’s Secretary of State in Gov-
ernor Harriman’s cabinet. He used his state offices for his private interests which ultimately led to his conviction and imprisonment. As district leaders, Koch and Carol Greitzer fought the Lower Manhattan Expressway, demanded more services and new schools and opposed traffic changes they considered antipedestrian. They supported the landmarking of older buildings to prevent displacement of their existing tenants. They did not participate in patronage; they did not seek for themselves or ask for others positions in government. By 1965 gentrification had displaced many Italian-Americans and replaced them with younger newcomers of mixed heritage, many with professional backgrounds. After an eight year struggle, 1957 -1965, the beachhead of reform had been established, secured and had defended against the old politics. Koch took a giant step forward in 1965, when on the day before the Democratic primary he endorsed John V. Lindsay, Republican-Liberal candidate for mayor. This came about at the suggestion of old friends who felt that the election would determine the future of reform in New York City politics for a generation. By accidental timing and the breadth of the challenge, the story made part of a page one headline in The Daily News. The Democratic county organization tried to expel Koch as District Leader on grounds of disloyalty but that effort foundered. An unexpected dividend from that decision was that Alex Rose and the Liberal party so appreciated Koch’s decision, that they not only supported him, but said that they would accept no other Democrat except Koch in the forthcoming race for vacated City Council and Congressional seats. Koch won handily against prestigious Republicans and set off for a new life in Washington in January 1969. StarQuest@nycivic.org
Transparency Needed At Community Boards By BENJAMIN M. HABER I attended a Queens Community Board 8 meeting on March 13, which had on its agenda a USTA application to expand its facilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The format for the procedures was dictated by Alan Warshaviak, the chair person. The board by a healthy majority voted in support of the USTA application. While as a private individual I disapprove of the expansion, Board 8 members have every right to vote as they please. I offer no criticism of any individual member nor complaints about their final vote. I do however have serious concerns about the procedures employed by Mr. Warshaviak, which I believe went far beyond fairness and not in the public’s interests. l. Under ordinary and generally-accepted procedures, an applicant who seeks something from any board makes a presentation. The public may then
state its approval or opposition and the applicant may then rebut. At the CB 8 meeting, contrary to procedures followed by other boards, Mr.Warshaviak dictated the public speak in advance of the applicant. They were required to do so before there was even a roll call of board members, so there was no way to determine whether all members, who ultimately voted, were even present when the public spoke. This was not only a serious deviation from the norm, but a blatant attempt to distance and marginalize the public’s opposition. 2. The board chairperson also announced speaking time from the public would be limited to one minute, enough time to say your name is John Doe, I am against and sit down. Because one speaker ceded me his time I got all of two minutes, hardly enough time for a serious statement. The purpose of a full board meeting is to give the public an
adequate opportunity to make a meaningful statement. One minute does not allow that. This is another example of an attempt to marginalize the public’s opposition. 3. By forcing the public to speak before the applicant, that meant the opposition could not address any point made by the applicant. As a result when something was said that I believed was incorrect, remaining in my seat, I shouted out a response. I did not rise up from my seat. I made no threatening verbal or bodily movements and my reaction was over in seconds. It was prompted by the fact the chairperson allowed the applicant to speak after the public and not before as should have been the case. My behavior was harmless and not remotely disruptive. No sooner had I made a response, a police officer came over to where I was seated. He positioned himself not near me, but
inches away breathing down my neck. I quietly informed him not to violate my civil rights. He remained looming over me for what was mostly the remainder of the meeting. The purpose behind Community Boards is to create transparency in land use matters and give the public an adequate opportunity to be heard, a meeting that does not require an applicant to speak first; a meeting that limits people’s time to speak to one minute makes a mockery of the concept of community boards. I want to make it clear I have no quarrel with individual board members and their right to vote their beliefs. I have no quarrel with the police officer in question because I believe he did not act on his own. My quarrel is with chairman Warshaviak who I believe needs a refresher course in good government. Benjamin M. Haber is a resident of Flushing.
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Botanical Garden Marches For Earth Queens Botanical Garden will host MARCH for the Earth on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The eventful day will celebrate the Vernal Equinox, which is the point in spring when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is neither inclined towards nor away from the Sun. During the equinox, the center of the Sun is on the same plane as the Earth’s equator. This happens only twice a year, once in March and once in September. The MARCH was created by Regina Forlenza, visitor services and public programs manager at QBG. It is the third year the Garden has hosted the event. The reason the march is held near the day of the Vernal Equinox is because that date also used to be when Earth Day was celebrated, before getting moved to April 22. The Equinox this year was on March 20. “We at the Garden think of the Vernal Equinox as the beginning of our “Earth Day Season,” and it is the beginning of the growing season, when the hours of daylight begin to outnumber the hours of darkness,” QBG Communications Associate Farah Chandu said. The day of service and unity will start at 10 a.m. with light refreshments. Individuals and community groups will then dedicate the next two hours volunteering to help the Garden prepare for the upcoming season, through everything from weed-pulling to seed-planting. Once the work session concludes, attendees will celebrate with a festive unity march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. “The Unisphere is one of the Borough’s most iconic and enduring symbols, and represents peace and diversity,” Chandu said. “We at QBG aspire to be the place where people, plants and cultures meet. The Garden belongs
to all of our residents.” Around 175 participants are expected to turn up for the celebration, including collegiate athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, community youth groups, family groups and National High School Honor Societies. “Participants will get their hands dirty in the garden learning a variety of skills from our gardeners. They will understand the importance of preserving the green spaces in our Borough and create a network of environmentally conscious citizens,” Chandu said. “We hope attendees feel a sense of connection to this public space with its inspiring Gardens and engaging events. We hope they feel the Garden is theirs, and that they have a stake in its well-being and its upkeep.” Registration is required. If you would like to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parking Garden will be open for this event, with a charge of $5 per vehicle. Questions or requests for information can be directed to (718) 886-3800, Ext. 330 or email@example.com. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. -Joe Marvilli
Histor ical Society Holds Women’s Exhibit The Bayside Historical Society is celebrating Women’s History Month with a portrait exhibit from a Whitestone artist. “Portraits of Women” features 15 pieces by Diana De Santis, an artist who works with pastels and oils. The exhibit will run through the end of the month. Each painting that lines the walls of the exhibit room displays a depiction of a woman, usually posing for the shot. Many of them look deep in thought. “Last year, she won first place in our
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Samples of the work of Diana De Santis of Whitestone, on display at the Bayside Historical Societ y. annual art exhibit. We asked her to exhibit her portraiture of women,” BHS director and archivist Alison McKay said. “It’s just a celebration of the month. She’s an exquisite artist.” Most of her pieces are simply named after the woman painted, though some in the show have titles like “Contemplation” attached to them. Accompanying each piece of art is a short note from De Santis herself. The messages often describe the painting process, something about that particular woman or a story about their lives. For example, Anya’s associated message reads “A young lady here from Austria was driving a hansom in Central Park when I met her.” Brooke is described as “once a dancer, now a bygone beauty.” The painting titled Mei III mentions that the woman in question “always wore a religious amulet around her neck and would not post without it.” The Bayside Historical Society exhibit is the latest step in De Santis’ artistically fulfilling career. The artist’s career took off when she gained a merit scholarship to the Parsons School of Design. While attending the college, De Santis also took Saturday classes at the Traphagen School of Design, working towards her goal of becoming a fashion illustrator. After graduation, she worked as an illustrator for one year before getting married, moving to Queens and having a family of four children. Between family life and
her job as an art teacher, her painting was discontinued for more than 30 years. On Christmas in 1989 though, De Santis’ son gave her a set of pastels as a gift, creating a fascination with the art style that lasts up to today. Following through on a New Year’s Resolution she made that year to get back to painting, De Santis started attending the Art Students League in New York City and was awarded a merit scholarship. She still teaches at the Village Artist in Huntington today. De Santis’ work has garnered 15 Gold Medals and over 200 awards. Two of her landscapes were exhibited in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, between February and March of 2003. She was also the featured artist at an international pastel exhibit in Verbania, Italy. The art appeared there from July 28, 2005 to Aug. 15, 2005. In addition to the exhibit, De Santis will be teaching art classes at the Bayside Historical Society on Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starting in April. The first part, Landscapes, will run from April 2 to May 7. The class on Still Lifes will go from May 14 through June 18. The final course in the series, Portraiture, runs from June 23 through July 30. The cost per series is $150. Call (718) 352-1548 for more information. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com. -Joe Marvilli
Easter Bunny Visits Forest Parkway Plaza State Senator Toby Ann Stavisk y (D-Flushing) met with Food Network personality Padma Lakshmi. The Top Chef host was in Albany advocating on behalf of her charitable organization, Endometriosis Foundation of America. The Endometriosis Foundation of America was founded to help fight the disease which affec ts more 176 million women and girls worldwide.
With Easter just around the corner, the Woodhaven Business Improvement District will host the Easter Bunny on this Saturday, March 23. Kids will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Forest Park-
way Plaza, off Jamaica Avenue, weather permitting. For information, call the Woodhaven Business Improvement District at (718) 805-0202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. - Steven J. Ferrari
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Molloy Coach Jack Curran Passes Away By JOE MA RV ILLI Archbishop Molloy High School coach Jack Curran passed away in his sleep on March 14, sending shockwaves through the school and sports community. The 82-year-old basketball and baseball coach is thought of as a legend, due to his 50-plus years of service at Molloy, his many championships in both sports and his mentoring of multiple professional athletes. Born on Sept. 6, 1930, Curran’s career in sports began in earnest when he attended St. John’s University, pitching and becoming captain of the baseball team. From there, he played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies for three years before a back injury ended his career. In 1958, he learned about an opening at Archbishop Molloy, one that he filled to become the school’s head basketball and baseball coach. In the 55 years since he started, Curran produced a body of work that made him one of the most esteemed coaches in New York State history. His numerous achievements include winning the Catholic High School Athletic Association Coach of the Year award 25 times for baseball and 22 times for basketball. His teams won 17 CHSAA City baseball championships and five CHSAA City basketball championships. In 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1987, Curran accomplished the feat of having both his basketball and baseball teams win CHSAA
Archbishop Molloy basketball and baseball coach Jack Curran died last week. Curran is considered one of the most influential coaches in New York State. Photo provided by Archbishop Molloy High School. City titles, a success never achieved by any other coach. Curran’s overall win total, combining both basketball and baseball, is 2,680 wins and 960 losses. For his accomplishments, the coach was inducted into multiple Halls of Fame, including the National High School, St. John’s University, NY State Basketball, CHSAA and NY City Basketball. Molloy faculty paid tribute to their co-worker, praising Curran for his competitive spirit, his modest nature and his sportsmanlike attitude. In an announcement to students on the day Curran died, Marist Brother Thomas Schady, the school’s princi-
pal, said “Coach Curran has been a loyal, prominent member of the Molloy family. And though he will be missed, Coach Curran’s legacy and his spirit will continue to nurture the Molloy community and to be a living part of us forever.” “Coach taught us all how we should act on and off the court or field,” Athletic Director Mike McCleary said. “Not being around such a great man is going to be difficult for all of us. Coach will be sorely missed.” “I can say it truly was an honor to have been taught by and later a colleague of the legendary Coach Curran,” guidance counselor Chris Dougherty, class
of 1991, said. “What a humble man who easily today could have been a retired NBA head coach.” Many professional athletes who were coached by Curran at Molloy sent out messages on social networking sites to give their condolences. “I lost my favorite coach, mentor and just a great soul. Jack Curran, you will be missed. I will have you in my thoughts everyday,” retired NBA player Kenny Anderson tweeted. Retired player and current basketball analyst Kenny Smith addressed his fans’ condolences on Twitter, saying “thank you all for acknowledgement of the passing of one of the most influential men in my life!” Services were held for Curran on March 20 at Church of the Resurrection. Out of respect for his memory, the administration opted to close Archbishop Molloy on March 20 as well. On April 27, the school will honor the memory of the coach by inviting his former players and friends to a special Players’ Day, concurring with their Rededication of the Jack Curran Gymnasium. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can register by visiting http:// alumni.molloyhs.org/events or by contacting the Stanner Alumni Center at (718) 441-9210 or email email@example.com. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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103rd / 105th Precincts ROBBERY PATTERN – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the following suspect wanted for robberies in Queens. The first incident occurred on March 9 at 1:40 p.m., within the confines of the 105th Precinct. The suspect, armed with a gun, walked into the bodega located at 114-01 Colfax St., Cambria Heights, hit the employee in the head with the gun and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money. The second incident occurred on March 11 at 7:45 p.m. within the confines of the 103rd Precinct. The suspect entered a deli located at 205-19 Hollis Ave., St. Albans, hit the employee in the head with the gun and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect is described as a Black male in his 20s, 5-foot-8. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. 105th Precinct ROBBERY – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual wanted in connection to an attempted bank robbery. On Feb. 27 at approximately 1:55 p.m., the suspect entered the Bank of America located at 241-42 S. Conduit Ave., Rosedale, approached the teller window and passed a demand note. The suspect then took the demand note back and fled the location. The suspect is described as a Black male in his 20s, approximately 6-foot, 160-180 lbs., wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with a black scarf tucked inside the neck. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. 107th Precinct MANSLAUGHTER – On March 17 at approximately 3:20 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle accident in the vicinity of Grand Central Parkway and 180th Street (exit 17). Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle accident. Further investigation revealed that the first vehicle, a yellow taxi, was traveling westbound on the Grand Central when it was struck by the second vehicle, a 2001 Honda sedan, forcing the taxi to strike the median. The second vehicle fled the scene and the operator of the taxi, identified as
Ansumana Dukuly, 38, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the second vehicle was identified as Roberto Depena, 19, of Flushing. Depena was apprehended and taken in to police custody. He was charged with first-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, criminally negligent homicide, operating a motor vehicle with .08 percent Blood Alcohol Content, driving while intoxicated, speed violation and operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol while under the age of 21. 108th Precinct BURGLARY – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a white box truck that was used to commit a commercial burglary on Jan. 3 at approximately 1:30 p.m. inside of 21-10 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. The suspects entered the location and removed four pallets of cooking oil from the location. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
This truck was used to remove four pallets of cooking oil from 21-10 Jackson Ave., Long Island Cit y.
109th Precinct GRAND LARCENY – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the following suspect wanted for grand larceny. On Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. the victim locked her keys in her car in a municipal parking lot opposite 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing. When the victim went to get help to retrieve her keys, an unknown person broke in to her car and removed her pocketbook, which contained credit cards, money and an iPhone. Later that evening, the victim’s credit cards were used at two separate locations by an unknown male: HMart, located at 14140 Northern Blvd., and California Farmers Marker, 21-61 31st St. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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Flushing Commons Construction Starts In Fall By JOE MA RV ILLI The much-anticipated Flushing Commons project will begin construction this fall, splitting the effort into two phases to minimize disruption to the community. The mixed-use development will include commercial, residential and community space in downtown Flushing. Costing $850 million, the project completed its seven-month public approval process on Aug. 4, 2010. The 5.5-acre structure will be built at Flushing’s Municipal Lot 1, between Union Street and 138th Street, as well as between 37th and 39th Avenues. Joint developers The Rockefeller Development Corporation of Manhattan and Flushing-based TDC Development and Construction Corporation agreed to build an underground garage to alleviate concerns about parking and avoid the need to move the public parking offsite. The City Economic Development Corporation promises that more than 1,100 municipal parking spots will remain during the construction. In order to maintain parking during construction, the Flushing Commons project will now be developed in two phases, rather than all at once. The completion of the construction will lead to an additional 500 parking spaces, making a total 1,600 parking spaces in the area. Phase One will include the building of about 160 residential units, around 350,000 square feet of commercial, one-
The Flushing Commons, illustrated above, will begin construc tion this fall, splitting the work into t wo phases to minimize disruption. and-a-half acres of open space with a fountain plaza and amphitheater and a new 62,000 square foot YMCA, which will contain two pools, a full-size gymnasium and an indoor running track. Phase Two will include about 450 residential units, around 150,000 square feet of commercial space and 15,000 square feet of additional community space. In order to minimize the construction impact even more, the EDC also set aside $2.25 million for a business interruption program, meant to offer assistance to surrounding businesses. Eli-
gible owners will be helped by outreach and support from a third party provider to be determined by a Request for Proposals to be released this week. Existing programs from New York City Small Business Services and the EDC will also be expanded to further assist with the development impact. The EDC estimates that the Flushing Commons development will create more than 2,600 construction jobs and 1,900 permanent jobs. It will also feature low impact development techniques and green technologies.
Many economic leaders and elected officials were pleased to hear the project was moving forward. “The new plan, which will maintain all existing parking spaces during construction, is the culmination of years of work to address community concerns,” Seth Pinsky, President of the EDC, said. “We now look forward to the start of this critical project that will create thousands of jobs and a major mixedused destination.” “I am extremely pleased that this new construction phasing plan will have less of an impact to the community, maintain parking and begin to transform downtown Flushing,” Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) said. “Flushing Commons will provide local jobs, retail opportunities, modern residential space and community benefits. This development project will enhance our community and make Flushing a destination for everyone to enjoy.” However, the Queens Economic Development Corporation was more cautious about the project. “We have to review the proposal as it’s changed before and it might change again. As you can imagine, we are concerned about the health of the established businesses, and we hope their needs will be considered going forward,” Rob MacKay, director of public relations, said. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
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Plan Set For Review By STEVEN J. FERRARI The $3 billion plan to clean up and develop the Iron Triangle at Willets Point is ready to step right up and meet the public. On Monday, the City Planning Commission certified changes to the zoning for the project, which sets up the plan’s public review period. With the changes to zoning certified, the Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Sterling Equities and the Related Cos., hopes to begin the remediation of the area in February 2014. “This marks a critical first step towards beginning the long-needed cleanup of toxic land in Willets Point that for years has damaged the waterfront and has been a blight on the community,” a spokesman for the City Economic Development Corp. said this week.
The Proposal The proposal, as laid out by the City Economic Development Corp., aims to expand on the City’s November 2008 Willets Point Redevelopment Plan, which created the Special Willets Point District and called for the development of a mixture of uses, including commercial, residential and publicly-accessible open spaces, along with 5,500 residential units, 35 percent of which would be designated as affordable housing. The $3 billion project announced in June by Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a joint venture of Related Companies and Sterling Equities Inc., the investment arm of the Wilpon family, which owns the New York Mets. After the remediation, the first phase of the project will create retail, restaurants and a 200-room hotel on 126th Street. Bloomberg said during the announcement that the project would create 12,000 union construction jobs and more than 7,000 permanent jobs once the project is completed. He cited the project as an example of the City’s recovering economy. “Investing in infrastructure and laying the groundwork for private investment are hallmar ks of our administration’s economic development strategy,” Bloomberg said. “Projects like this one are part of the reason our economy is doing better than the rest of the country.” Subsequent phases of the project will bring a one-millionsquare-foot retail and enter tainment center on the west side of Citi Field and an additional 4.5 million square feet of mixed-use develop-
A rendition of what the Willets West portion of the project will look like. ment, including retail, housing and office spaces.
“Open Sore” Jesse Masyr, an attorney representing the Queens Development Group, said the remediation of the land in the Iron Triangle – a 23-acre strip of land adjacent to Citi Field that currently houses a number of businesses that will be relocated for the project – would take about two years. “This is a site that, every day, pollution contin ues unabated,” Masyr said. “It needs to stop, it’s inexcusable.” Masyr called the area an “open sore to one of the most denselypopulated” areas in the world. He noted that the proposal would create thousands of union construction and permanent jobs for the area. “It all happens by reversing one of the most environmentally-polluted sites we’ve ever seen,” he said. Cleaning up the land at the Iron Triangle would clear the way for the construction of commercial, residential and publicly-accessible open spaces at Willets Point. An EDC spokesman praised Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who set the plan in motion when he announced the initiative in June. “Investing in infrastructure and laying the groundwork for private investment have been a signature of Mayor Bloomberg’s economic development strategy,” the spokesman said. “We look forward to working
with the community and local leaders through the approvals process as we move forward with the historic transformation of Willets Point into a new mixed-use neighborhood with retail, hotel, affordable housing, community facilities and open space.” Masyr said the Willets Point proposal would create 9 million square feet of new development, including 2,500 housing units, 875 of which would be allocated as affordable housing. Not everyone is pleased with the proposal, however. Willets Point United, a group that has battled against the potential for eminent domain to be used against businesses in the Iron Triangle, stressed that the City Planning Commission’s certification was not an endorsement of the plan. “There are many controversial aspects of the proposal as submitted, not the least of which that it hinges on the alienation of public parkland for commercial for-profit purposes,” a statement from WPU read. “We will be exposing a myriad of issues with the plan throughout the public review process, and we encourage all members of the public who are concerned about maintaining quality of life to come out and speak at the public hearings.” Masyr said many of the issues brought up in opposition to the plan were “legitimate to discuss,” but countered that the remediation of the land was a necessar y process for any future economic in-
terests in the area. “I’m really mystified,” he said. “I don’t understand the alternative, to not clean it up.” Another aspect that has troubled officials is the affordable housing component. Officials touted the housing aspect of the project, which would include up to 2,500 housing units. In keeping with the City Council’s 2008 development plan, 35 percent of the housing units built would be designated as affordable. Under the current proposal, however, the housing units would not be completed until the final phase of the project, which means the housing would not be available until roughly 2025. When asked why the housing component would take so long to be completed, Seth Pinsky, President of the EDC said the other aspects of the project needed to completed first. “This is the way that you get to affordable housing,” he said. The plan will next go to Community Board 7, which represents Willets Point. The board will have 60 days to consider the project before announcing its opinion. The plan will then go to Borough President Helen Marshall before it heads to the City Council for the final steps of the land use review process. The City Council will have final say over whether the project gets approved. Reach Managing Editor Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Astoria Performing Arts Center’s Annual Gala
The Astoria Performing Arts Center held its annual gala on March 14 at the Museum of the Moving Image. The event honored Donna Finn, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts principal, and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria). Pictured at left are State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), Finn, Simotas and APAC Executive Director Taryn Sacramone. Pictured at right, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall greets music icon Tony Bennett at the gala. Photos by Ira Cohen.
Liu’s All In
City Comptroller John Liu officially kicked off his run for Mayor with a tour of all five Boroughs over the weekend. Liu was surrounded by throngs of supporters during the final stop of the tour, in Manhattan. Photos by Ira Cohen.
The Queens County Bar Association sponsored free-to-the-public digital mammograms and clinical breast exams on March 14 in front of the Civil Court building in Jamaica. Pictured (from left) are Ann Marie Barbagallo, president of the Columbian Lawyers Association; Joseph Risi Jr., president of the Queens County Bar Association; Donna Furey, president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association; Civil Court Judge Carmen Velasquez, past president of the Latino Lawyers Association; and Janice Ruiz, administrative assistant, Queens County Bar Association. Photo by Walter Karling.
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Additions Coming To Jamaica Bay awareness and outdoor activity to the bay and the surrounding area. According to a release announcing the three RFPs, both Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed an agreement in 2012 to figure out how to manage and bring more visitation and programs to the 10,000 acres of land owned by the Parks Dept. and NPS. “We are excited about this oppor tunit y to par tner w ith the City to expand visitor services at our beaches through the wonder ful food found in Ne w York
Forest Park Carousel Reopens This Weekend By LUIS GRONDA Less than a year after its grand reopening, the Forest Park Carousel will once again open its doors for its first full season on Saturday, March 23. The centur y-old merr y-go-round was back in service last Memorial Day after the Parks Dept. finally found an operator, New York Carousel, to operate and maintain the two carousels at Forest Park and Flushing-Meadows Corona Park. The carousel opened to much fanfare from local residents and beyond who were looking to see and ride on the merr y-go-round. The Forest Park Carousel had been shut tered for four years as Parks searched for a new operator, which included five rounds of bidding from various concessionaires. Now, w ith t hat uncer tai nt y fading into the distant past, Ami Abramson, w h o i s f ro m N Y Carousel and helps operate both structures, says that he is looking forward to gett ing the carousel season underway. Although much of what will be at the FP Carousel will be similar to how it was last year, one new addition to it will be the “Hi-Striker” game, which gives kids a chance to show off their Herculean strength by swinging an oversized hammer. No mat ter who plays this game, you are guaranteed to win a prize. “It’s a timeless game. Kids really love it,” he said. Abramson said that the new game is just a small part of amenitie s that they hope to have in addition to the carousel itself. The live entertainment acts were ver y popular last year, so
they will bring them back again this year, according to Abramson. Ever y Saturday, there will be clown and comedy acts to entertain children at the carousel. A dance part y with a live DJ will be held on Memorial Day this year for everyone to at tend. Much like last year, t he carousel will be open on weekends until children are on their summer break from school. It will then be open every day. As for future plans for the FP Carousel, Abramson said that there will likely be another ride added within the confines of the Carousel, but he declined to give details on what that ride would be as they are still finalizing plans for the possible addition. “Once we know what those plans are, we’ll be sure to spread the word about it,” he said. Expanding to the outside of the Carousel’s gates is an idea that is still being discussed, according to Abramson, but no specifics has emerged yet as they are still talking about the possibilities for what they could do in that area. The earlier opening date this year will give them more time to figure out how future additions to the area would do and how the community could react to a possible expansion, Abramson said. He added that it also gives residents more time to submit their thoughts and opinions on the Carousel and what could be done to make it bet ter. For more information, please log on to forestparkcarousel.com. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com.
City’s mobile food trucks,” said Linda Canzanelli, Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area. “Expanded oppor tunities for biking, canoeing and kayaking are great ways to help ever yone experience America’s great outdoors and the wonders to be found around Jamaica Bay.” The two agencies are looking for a concessionaire that will sign a one year agreement to provide all of the proposed amenities, with the option of renewing the contract for three more one year terms. The contract renewal would be mutually agreed upon by Parks and the concessionaire. “We are hoping to offer oppor tunit ies for New Yorkers to bike, eat and paddle, and are looking to receive proposals from companies or individuals with strong backgrounds in delivering these amenities to the public,” said Parks Commissioner Veronica W hite. Dan Mundy, head of the civic group, The Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, said that while he suppor ts bringing the canoeing and kayaking stations to the bay because it would bring more at tention and resources to the wetland, he is concerned about the food concession stands because it is unknown how that Photo courtesy of City Parks Dept.
By LUIS GRONDA A city and state agency is looking for a company that will build several new amenities to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula. The City Dept. of Parks and Recreation and National Parks Service announced a joint request of three Requests for Proposals to install, operate and maintain kayak, canoe and bike rental stations and food concession stands on Jamaica Bay and around the peninsula. The idea of this plan is to bring more
would be taken care of and what would be done about the potential garbage that the food stands would bring. “Most people that I talk to do not go there (Jamaica Bay) for food,” he said. A Parks Dept. spokesperson said that the specifics of that plan, including the food concession stand, will not be known until they find a concessionaire for the project. Jamaica Bay is 18,000 acres in total and is surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula, Queens and Brooklyn. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 8. For more information on how to apply, p l e a s e v i s i t w w w.n y c . gov / p a r k s / businessopportunities and click the “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” link. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queens Composers Coming To Flushing Library By JOE MARV ILLI This upcoming Saturday, a quintet of musicians will celebrate Queens with a performance at the Flush ing Library. Taking place on March 23 at 2 p.m., The Quintet of the Americas will present A Celebration of Queens Composers in the lower level auditorium of the Flushing branch of the Queens Librar y, located at 41-17 Main St. Admission to the event is free. Founded in 1976 and arriving in New York City in 1979, the quintet is made of clarinetist Nicholas Gallas, flutist Karla Moe, horn player Barbara Oldham, oboist Mat t Sullivan and bassoonist Maureen Strenge. A mix of both well-known and lessfamous composers from Queens will be featured in the show. The program will include a performance of “The Stuff of Comets,” an original piece commissioned by Astoria resident Dylan Glatthorn. “Wind Quartet” by Forest Hills’ Beata Moon will be
played as will “Quintet No. 2 for Winds” by Douglaston’s James Cohn. The Jackson Heights born Christopher Caliendo will have his piece, “Sincerita,” played. A premiere of a new work with Tibetan influences by Flushing resident Xinyan Li will be featured as well. Among the highlights will be a Salute to Historical Composers, where the quintet will play music by Louis Armstrong, Scot t Jopli n, Soong Fu-Yua n, a nd Morton Gould. In addition, they will pay tribute to another Queens great, composer John Williams, by performing music from the “Harry Potter” films. William Grant Still’s theme song for the 1939 World’s Fair is also on the schedule. For more event information, call (718) 661-1200 or visit w ww.queenslibrar y.org/flushing. The concer t is ADA accessible. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
Dining & Entertainment
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Dining & Entertainment
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ALUMNI IMMACULATE CONC. April 27 Immaculate Conception School in Astoria will host a reunion for all graduates. firstname.lastname@example.org
DINNER DEMOCRATIC CLUB Thursday, April 4 New Visions Democratic Club will hold their Annual Dinner Dance at Abbracciamento’s in Rego Park. 424-2162.
ENVIRONMENT EDIBLE MUSHROOMS Monday, March 25 grow your own edible mushrooms at the Sunnyside library at 6:30. SPRING CLEANING Wednesday, March 27 Woodside library. Register. Green Your Spring Cleaning. FOOD WASTE DROPOFF Saturdays 10:30-noon at the Sunnyside library and 1-3 at the Broadway librar y. GARDENING CLUB Saturdays help with our vegetable and shade garden at the Steinway library at 4. COMPOSTING Tuesdays Woodside library 5:15-6:30.
FLEA MARKETS SPRING FLING FAIR Saturday, March 23 107 at Mary’s Nativit y/St. Ann’s Parish, 46-02 Parsons Blvd (Jasmine Avenue), Flushing. Gifts, crafts, toys, white elephant sale, egg hunt at 1, breakfast at 9, café dinner 6-7. 353-5961.
ENTERTAINMENT SPRING FLING FAIR Saturday, March 23 107 at Mary’s Nativit y/St. Ann’s Parish, 46-02 Parsons Blvd (Jasmine Avenue), Flushing. Gifts, crafts, toys, white elephant sale, egg hunt at 1, breakfast at 9, café dinner 6-7. 353-5961. QUINTET OF AMERICAS Saturday, March 23 at the Flushing library at 2. FLOWER SONGS Saturday, March 23 Astoria Symphonic Choir at Tr i n i t y L u t h e ra n Church in Astoria. 917460-4289. QUICK SAND Saturday, March 23 Quick Sand program at Alley Pond Environmental Center includes crafts and fun and a nature hike and live animal demonstration. 229-4000. $24 adults. MOTOWN SOUND Saturday, March 23 Rochdale Village library at 2. IMMIGRANT VOICES Saturday, March 23 “Useless” at 8 at Queens Theatre in the Park. 7600064. FAHRENHEIT 451 Saturday, March 23 Steinway library at 2. QUICK SAND Saturday, March 23 indoor science at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000 to register. $24. CON BRIO ENSEMBLE Saturday, March 23 Forest Hills library at 2:30. HIT MEN Saturday, March 23 songs from 60s-80s at Queensborough Comm u n i t y C o l l e ge . 6 3 1 6311. HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL Saturday, March 23 Fresh Meadows library at 2:30. LATIN JAZZ Saturday, March 23 at Flushing Town Hall. 4637700, ext. 222. KEIGWIN & CO. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 dance at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. NU URBAN CAFÉ Saturdays live jazz, r&b, open mic 8-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917817-8653. PITCH PERFECT Sunday, March 24 movie at Central library at 2. BINGO Tuesdays 7:15 American Mart yrs C h u rc h in Bayside. 464-4582. Tuesdays 7:15 (doors open 6) Rego Park Jewish Cen-
ter. 459-1000. $3 admission includes 12 games. ROCK & ROLL Wednesday, March 27 Auburndale library at 2. SOUTH ASIA ON FILM Wednesdays through April 25 at 4:30 at the G o d w i n - Te r n b a c h M u seum at Queens College. 997-4747 for titles and other info. DIVAS OF JAZZ Thursday, March 28 Whitestone library at 1:45. LATIN AMER. SOUNDS Thursday, March 28 Woodside library at 3:30. OPEN MIC Thursday, March 28 East Elmhurst library at 6. CENTRAL PARK FIVE Thursday, March 28 documentary “Central Park Five” 6-9 at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue. CELADON MUSIC Friday, March 29 Flushing library at 3. KARAOKE & OPEN MIC Friday, March 29 Peninsula library at 4. FAMILY GAME DAY Friday, March 29 Bay Terrace library at 3:30. AFGHAN MUSIC Friday, March 29 Pomonok library at 4. NU URBAN CAFÉ Fridays live jazz and r&b 9-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917-817-8653. GAME DAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven librar y. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. DAUGHTERS CYBELE Saturday, March 30 sacred rhythms, chants and dances at the Flushing library at 2. HITCHCOCK RETRO Saturday, March 30 Fresh Meadows library at 2:30. CLASS./FOLK INDIAN Saturday, March 30 Jackson Heights library at 2:45. FILM Saturday, March 30 “ The Travelers” (English subtitles) shown at the Langston Hughes library at 3. BAYSIDE TOUR Saturday, March 30 “My Childhood in Bayside” walking tour with Dr. Jack Eichenbaum 11-1. $12-15. 939-0647, ext. 14. EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, March 30 124 at St. Albans Park, Merrick Blvd, 173 rd Place, Sayers Avenue. Dr. Bob Lee will be the MC.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS LESSEN ANGER Lessen anger through creating art at the Communit y Learning Center in Jamaica. 291-1094. CREATE WEALTH Learn How to Create Wealth at the Communit y Learning Center in Jamaica. 291-1094. WRITE SCRIPT Write a Book or Movie Script at the Communit y Learning Center in Jamaica. 291-1094. PUBLISHER Saturday, March 23 intro Microsoft Publisher LIC library. 752-3700. TANGO WORKSHOP Saturdays in March at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside. 729-3880. METRIX LEARNING Monday, March 25 Central library. Register. JOB READINESS Monday, March 25 S o u t h J a m a i c a l i b ra r y. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Monday, March 25 Douglaston library at 3. BELLY DANCE Monday, March 25 Flushing library. Register. EVENING CRAFTS Monday, March 25 Fresh Meadows library at 6. BUSINESS BASICS Monday, March 25 LIC library at 6. BALLROOM DANCING Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 Forest Hills library at 6:30. KATHAK Monday, March 25 dance instruction at the Lefferts library. Register. COWRIE SHELL Monday, March 25 jewelry making workshop Hollis librar y. Register. JOB SEARCH Mondays free job search and computer help every Monday 11-2 at the Astoria library. BRIDGE Mondays e x c e p t h o l i days 12-4 at Pride of Judea in Douglaston. Lesson & play $10. Partners arranged. 423-6200. ADULT CHESS Mondays and Thursdays Queens Village library at 5:30. GED Tuesday, March 25 Are You Ready for the GED? 480-4300 appt. Central library. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 2 6 Rosedale library at 11. South Jamaica library at 11:30. TECHNOLOGIST IS IN Tuesday, March 26 receive personalized instructions on iPads,
smartphones, more. Pomonok library. Register. JOB READINESS Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 2 6 Woodside library at 5:45. BEGIN WORD Tuesday, March 26 LIC library and Steinway library. Register. BEGIN EXCEL Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 2 6 Flushing library. Register. BEGIN INTERNET Tuesday, March 26 Far Rockaway library at 2. Queens Village librar y. Register. SMALL BUSINESS Tuesdays Small Business Workshop at the Central library. Register. GET YOUR YARNS OUT! Tuesdays after evening Minyan at 8, knitters, crocheters, needle-pointers, and others meet at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 263-7000, ext. 200. ONLINE TEST PREP Wednesday, March 27 LIC library. Register. INTRO COMPUTERS Wednesday, March 27 Hollis librar y. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Wednesday, March 27 South Ozone Park library at 1. COMPUTER CLASS Wednesday, March 27 Woodside library at 5:45. RESUMES/COVER LTRS Wednesday, March 27 C e n t r a l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 8625. JEWELRY MAKING Wednesday, March 27 Ar ve r n e l i b ra r y. Re g i s ter. WATERCOLOR Wednesdays all techniques and subjects at the National Art League.9691128. MOCK INTERVIEWS Thursday, March 28 Central librar y. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Thursday, March 28 Rosedale library at 6. JOB FAIR Thursday, March 28 Queens Chapter of the National Action Network’s Second Chance Job Fair 10-3 at the York College Atrium, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 776-3700. COMPUTER TIPS Thursday, March 28 Central librar y. Register. ONLINE JOB APPLIC. Thursday, March 28 Central library 990-8625. LEARN CHINESE Thursdays North Forest Park library at 6. BEGIN COMPUTERS Friday, March 29
Auburndale library. Register. METRIX Friday, March 29 Central library. Register. BEGIN EMAIL Friday, March 29 Central library 990-8625. FIND EMPLOYMENT Friday, March 29 Overcoming Obstacles to Finding Employment at the LIC library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Fridays Fresh Meadows library at 11. CHESS CLUB Fridays at 3:30 at the Auburndale library and 4 at the Woodside library. METRIX Saturday, March 30 C e n t r a l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 5148. BEGIN EXCEL Saturday, March 30 LIC library. 752-3700. E-BOOKS Saturday, March 30 borrowing eBooks at the C e n t r a l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 8625.
MEETINGS KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Saturdays, March 23, 30 Peninsula library at 11. JEWISH VETS Sunday, March 24 Jewish War Veterans of the USA Lipsky/Blum Post meet at the Kissena Jewish Center in Flushing. 4 6 3 - 4 7 4 2 . Ko re a n Wa r Ve t S o c c e r Te a m a l s o meets. KNITTING CIRCLE Monday, March 25 6-8 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. $5. 2294000 to register. HIKING CLUB Monday, March 25 Alley Pone Environmental Center. 229-4000 to register. 6852. FH VAC Wednesday, March 27 F o re st H i l l s Vo l u n t e e r Ambulance Corp. 7932055. CHESS/SCRABBLE CLUB Wednesday, March 27 Peninsula library at 4. KIWANIS CLUB Thursday, March 28 Kiwanis Club of Jamaica meets. 527-3678. TOASTMASTERS Thursdays, March 28, April 11 Briarwood library at 5:45. WRITING CLUB Thursday, March 28 Peninsula library at 2. KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Friday, March 29 Fresh Meadows library at 11. CROCHET CLUB Friday, March 29 LIC library at 11:30.
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Notice of Qualification of BWID, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/ 13. Office location: Queens County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. __________________________________
is (First) Female (Last) Mc Cloude aka Linda McCloud, aka Linda Watson My present add r e s s i s 1 1 7 - 7 3 1 4 2 nd Place, Jamaica, NY 11436 My place of birth is New York, NY My date of birth is March 26, 1951 __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 12/14/12, bearing Index Number NC-000893-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Wajiha (Last) Kazmi My present name is (First) Vajeha (Last) Kazmi (infant) My present address is 164-12 96 Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414 My place of birth is Hackensack, NJ My date of birth is April 19, 1996 __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order signed by the Civil Court, Queens County, on FEB 11 2013, bearing Index Number NC-1113-12, a copy of
which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at Queens, NY grants me the right to assume the name of Sanjot Singh Nijjar. My present address is 84-12 265th Street, Floral Park, NY 11001; the date of my birth is September 29, 1993; the place of my birth is Jalandhar, India; the present name is Sanjot Singh. __________________________________
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/14/13, bearing Index Number NC000924-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Linda (Last) Watson My present name
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 1 3 , 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000028-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Jordan (Middle) Fernando (Last) Luna My present name is (First) Johdin (Middle) Naelso (Last) Luna (infant) My present address is 7233 Burchell Ave., Arverne, NY 11692 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is October 03, 2009
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Fresh Meadow Mechanical Plumbing, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/ 18/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: THE BENNINGTON, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/14/ 13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Ciampa Organization, 136-26 37 th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Murphy Art Conservation, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/19/12. Office loc: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to 2 1 - 3 8 3 1 st S t , # B - 1 G , Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of PROSPER 99 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/ 2013. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82-32 165th St., Jamaica, NY 11432. Term: until 12/ 31/2112. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Ruben Robenov, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/10. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 105-55 62nd Dr. / #4B, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: INTERNATIONAL HOME CARE SERVICES OF NY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/20/
12. 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, 99-32 66th Road, Unit 5G, Rego Park, New York 11374. Purpose: For any lawful purpose __________________________________ Notice of Formation Modern Dental Services PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/2/2013. Off. Loc.: Queens Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 140-31 Cherry Ave., Apt. 1B, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: all lawful activities. ___________________________________ CORE ALLIANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY PLLC, a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/16/13. Office location: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 148-09 Northern Blvd., #1K, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Physical Therapy ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION of SHRI NEMINATH REALTY LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 104-40 Queens Blvd. #20V, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of 184-19 Aberdeen Road LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 18425 Aberdeen Road, Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ File No.: 2012-2076/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Umberto Gaetani Liseo Vincenzo Gaetani Liseo Maria Cammarata Rosina Cammarata Giovani Cammarata Francesco Cammarata Giuseppe Biancorosso Elena Maria Nazarena Biancorosso Francesco Biancorosso Attilio Bellomo Rosalia
Bellomo Messina Francesco Bellomo Carmela Raia Concetta Raia Attorney General of the State of New York Chase Cardmenber Services The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 69-62 43 Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 11th day of April, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $34,106.37 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1,
and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claim from Chase Cardmember Services in the amount of $2,645.21 should not be rejected; and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 13th day of February, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of 18 DARTMOUTH HOLDING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 20 Goodwood Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WINDHAM PLUMBING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/ 13. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2050. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Richard Delciello, 46-16
27th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of JELAKI, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 269-29V Grand Central Pkwy., Floral Park, NY 11005. Purpose: any lawful activity. __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an onpremises license, #TBA has been applied for by Tikka Lounge & Restaurant Inc. to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 153-33 Hillside Avenue Jamaica NY 11432. ___________________________________ WW Brooklyn Realty LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 147 Greenway North, Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purposes. __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/17/13, bearing Index Number NC001000-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Aniyah (Middle) Hajah (Last) Kamara My present name is (First) Aniyah (Middle) Hajah (Last) Green-Keita (infant) My present address is 16609 144 th Ave 2 Fl., Jamaica, NY 11434 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is July 10, 2008 __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 11/19/12, bearing Index Number NC-000778-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Christopher (Middle) Joseph (Last) Vitacco My present name is (First)
Christopher (Middle) Joseph (Last) Kliche aka Christopher J. Kliche My present address is 26706 East Williston Avenue, Floral Park, NY 110011156 My place of birth is Oceanside, NY My date of birth is January 12, 1980 __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 11/19/12, bearing Index Number NC-000762-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Victoria (Middle) Valery (Last) Ratner My present name is (First) Victoria (Last) Rimerman aka Viktoria Rimerman aka Victoria Valerievna Rimerman aka Victoria Ratner My present address is 172-14 Henley Rd., Jamaica, NY 11432 My place of birth is St. Petersburg, Russia My date of birth is September 19, 1975 __________________________________ Notice of formation of Spartan Demolition Company LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on May 18 th , 2012. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 121-07 234 th St Rosedale, NY 11422. Purpose: any lawful purpose. __________________________________ Notice of Formation of Five Ten Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/ 13/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 29-27 41st Ave., Ste. 606, Long Island City, NY 11101, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. __________________________________ Notice of Formation of Front Apartments, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/ 11/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Werber Management, 40-52 75th St., Elmhurst, NY 11373, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
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Queens Today HEALTH ANGER MANAGEMENT Wednesdays and Saturdays Classes, individual, family, couples therapy in Briarwood. 374-6765. SUPPORT GROUPS Alcohol, drugs, domestic violence, martial issues, d e p re s s i o n , a n x i e t y, phobia, etc. Woodside Clinic. 779-1234. DOMESTIC VIOL. 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline. 657-0424. PSYCHOLOGICAL CTR Individual and group counseling, family and couple therapy and more. 570-0500 sliding scale. SCHIZO. ANON. Sundays in Rego Park. 896-3400. SHAPE UP NYC Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 stretch and tone LIC library at 6:30. ALZHEIMERS Tu e s d a y s , M a r c h 2 6 , April 9, 23 C a r e g i v e r Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237. CHAIR YOGA Wednesdays, March 27, April 3 Pomonok library. Register. SHAPE UP NYC Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10 Aerobics for adults Central library at 4. OA Wednesdays Overeaters Anonymous Howard Beach library at 11. MASSAGE THERAPY Wednesdays and Fridays half and one hour massages at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. MS SUPPORT Thursdays, March 28, April 11 National Mult i p l e S c l e ro s i s S o c i e t y Support Group meets at 1 at the Howard Beach librar y. MEDITATION Thursday, March 28 Bellerose library at 5:30. SHAPE UP NYC Thursdays, March 28, April 4, 11 Body Sculpt Fitness at the Lefrak Cit y library at 5:30. ZUMBA Thursdays, March 28, April 4 Baisley Park library at 6. CHAIR YOGA Friday, March 29 McGoldrick library. Register. SHAPE UP NUC Fridays, March 29, April 5, 12 Dance Fitness for Adults at the Richmond Hill library at 5. ZUMBA Friday, March 29 with Wii at the South Jamaica library at 6.
OPEN 24 HOURS SENIORS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Experienced in communit y outreach, social media, public relations and assisting in various activities with seniors at the Jackson Adult Center. 657-6692. DIRECTOR/ACTORS STAR is interviewing for a Director of the senior acting group and senior actors. 776-0529. SOUTH ASIAN Alternate Saturdays Selfhelp BR-PS Senior Center in Flushing. In-
TALKS STEINWAY BOOK Monday, March 25 “Behind the Beautiful Forever: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercit y” discussed at 6:30 at the Steinway library. EAST FLUSHING Thursday, March 28 book club at 11 at the East Flushing library. HOLLIS MYSTERY Thursday, March 28 “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union” discussed at 5:30 at the Hollis library. OZONE PARK Thursday, March 28 “A Year in the World” discussed at the Ozone Park library at 6.
PARENTS PARENTING Saturdays, March 23, 30 parenting classes for possible behavioral and emotional disorders. Register LIC library.
RELIGIOUS FIRST SEDER Monday, March 25 Communal First Seder at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills. 263-6500 by March 18 th . COMMUNAL SEDER Monday, March 25 JCC-Chabad of LIC offers communal Seders for those who don’t have others to celebrate with and also deliver to homebound seniors and financially challenged residents in West Queens. 6090066. REGO PARK JC Monday, March 25 Passover Seder. Reservations. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.
dian-st yle activities, lunch. 886-5777. JACKSON SENIOR Monday, March 25 TaiChi at 10:30. March 21 Zumba Gold 10:45. Fridays 1:30 ESL classes. Breakfast $1, lunch $1.50. Jackson Senior Center. 657-6500. AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVE Monday, March 25 L aurelton library. Register. AARP TAX HELP Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 Pomonok library at 11:30. MEN’S CLUB Mondays 10-noon Men’s club for those over 65 at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. 423-0732. DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mondays Lunch, lesson and congenial play. Pride of Judea. 423-6200. STAY WELL Mondays at the Central library at 10 and Wednesdays at 10:15 at the East E l m h u r s t l i b ra r y. Le a r n how special exercise and relaxation techniques make a difference in your life. SENIOR COMPUTERS Tu e s d a y s , M a r c h 2 6 , April 2, 9 South Ozone Park library at 10. AARP TAX HELP Tu e s d a y s , M a r c h 2 6 , April 2 Auburndale library at 1. SELFHELP LATIMER Tu e s d a y s a n d F r i d a y s drawing class 9:30-noon. Wednesday, March 27 Preventing Strokes at 11. Hot nutritious lunch, ESL, Tai Chi, Ballroom Dancing, drawing, ping pong, mah jong. Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior C e n t e r , 3 4 - 3 0 1 3 7 th Street, Flushing. 5594395. SENIOR COMPUTERS Wednesday, March 27 Central library at 2. AARP TAX HELP Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10 Windsor Park library at 1. NUTRITION CLASS Wednesdays through March 27 Nutrition and Health classes for seniors 2-4. 657-6500, ext. 1581. STARS Wednesdays Senior Theatre Acting Repertory at the Hollis library at 11:15. AARP TAX HELP Fridays, March 29, April 5, 12 Pomonok library at 11:30. STARS Fridays Senior Theater Acting Repertory at the Queens Village library at 11.
FROM OUR WINNING STAFF Sunday, March 31st Dinner Served 12 noon - 10 pm
Dinner Includes: Choice of Appetizer or Cup of Soup or Juice, Celery and Olives, House Salad with Choice of Dressing, Entree, Vegetable, Potato, Challah Bread & Rolls, Any Pastry and Beverage, Dried Fruit and Nuts
Wines by the Glass
Budweiser .................... 5.00 Heineken ..................... 5.00 Amstel .......................... 5.00
Classic Red ................... 4.95 Classic White ................ 4.95 Blush ............................ 4.95
Appetizers (Extra on Dinner)
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Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail ......... 9.95 Chicken Fingers .....................5.95 Filet of Marinated Herring .... 6.95 Mozzarella Sticks ..................5.95 Baked Stuffed Clams .............. 7.50 Buffalo Wings ........................5.95 Potato Skins (6 Pieces) .........5.95 STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES with Rice • FRUIT SALAD Cocktail Supreme Assorted JUICES• HALF GRAPEFRUIT Maraschino
Soups CREAM of TURKEY — MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER CHICKEN CONSOMME with Rice, Noodles or Matzoh Balls
ROAST MARYLAND TURKEY with Apple Raisin Dressing .................... 25.95 VIRGINIA HAM STEAK Served with Wild Berry Ragu ............................ 24.95 ROAST LEG of LAMB with Mint Jelly ......................................................... 26.95 ROAST PRIME RIB of BEEF Au Jus ............................................................ 27.95 CHICKEN PARMIGIANA with Spaghetti ..................................................... 23.95 ROAST CHICKEN with Apple Raisin Dressing .......................................... 23.95 BROILED VEAL CHOP ....................................................................... 32.95 BROILED HEAVY NY CUT SIRLOIN STEAK with Mushroom Caps ........ 33.95 BROILED FILET MIGNON with Mushroom Caps .................................. 34.95 BROILED FILET of SOLE ALMONDINE Topped with Roasted Almonds.......... 30.95 BROILED STUFFED FILET of SOLE with Crabmeat Stuffing ................. 34.95 BROILED SEAFOOD COMBINATION: Shrimp, Scallops, Filet of Sole, Halibut and Baked Clams .................................................................. 38.95 BROILED LOBSTER TAILS with Drawn Butter ................................... 45.95 BEEF & REEF: FILET MIGNON & TENDER ROCK LOBSTER Served with salad, potato and veg .............................................................. 46.95 VEGETABLES: Green Beans Almondine • Sweet Peas • Glazed Baby Belgian Carrots • Broccoli Spears • Creamed Spinach • Corn on the Cob POTATOES: Baked • Fresh Garlic Mashed • French Fried • Candied Yams
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File No.: 2012-1598/ A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Brenda Shencup Lederman Steven Shencup Girard Shencup Jon Shencup Susan Shencup Morris Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Joan Mollison, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Joan Mollison, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 36-20 Bowne Street #1C, Flushing, NY 11354, in the County of Queens, State of New York SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Joan Mollison, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6 th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 9 th day of May, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $20,815.14 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J.
SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 8 th day of March, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 9525 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation __________________________________
any of them be dead to the heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence, Queens County Public Administrator, Attorney General, State of New York A petition having been duly filed by Steven J. Haber, who is domiciled at 253 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, QUEENS County, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, on May 9, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Christine Roland f/k/a Christina Elizabeth Varelakis lately domiciled at 41-15 44 th Street Apt #5F, Queens, NY 11104 admitting to probate a Will dated May 24, 2011 as the Will of Christine Roland f/k/a Christina Elizabeth Varelakis deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Steven J. Haber Dated, Attested and Sealed MAR 06 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Anand A. Patel Attorney for Petitioner 212-754-9000 Telephone Number Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP, 509 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Address of Attorney [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] __________________________________
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Don't Bite Down
Musicians Of Queens
Looks like having bad teeth could be a good thing for one disgraced Queens Democrat. Several reports indicate that the prison-bound ex-State Sen. Hiram Monserrate was granted an extra month of freedom for "desperately needed dental work." Monserrate, who was sentence to two years for corruption charges, recently underwent several root-canals. According to his lawyer, James Neuman, because the former lawmaker still needs four more crowns, the procedures need to be completed to avoid additional damage. Monserrate, who pleaded guilty to misappropriating more than $100,000 in City funds, won’t be biting down on any jail food till April 11. The news leaves this QConf reporter questioning, which is worse? Monserrate’s teeth or his reputation?
A Funny Fake A mock website for Community Board 1 has made its way onto the Internet, taking digs at the board members by calling them out of touch with the rest of Astoria. While Cb1queens.org may seem very real, a closer look at the website will find that it touts satirical “accomplishments” such as being one of the least friendly landmark community boards in the City and defeating a plan for a pedestrian plaza. Among the main issues the website says the board deals with includes helping the “embattled minority” of car owners, being “proud to represent the interests of business and property owners” and "provide helpful cover to local elected officials when they take positions at odds with the majority of people in the community."
The Dirty Gems While many, many bands form between classmates in high school or college, only a few make it past graduation. The Dirty Gems is one of those lucky few. The group came together in 2007 when Hofstra University students Raycee Jones (vocals), Ulises Amaya (bass) and Cam Underhill (synth, vocals) were selected by Professor Bob Bowen III to create a jazz combo as part of a course at the school. They gradually transformed themselves into cover band Pump Yo Brakes with drummer Jack Goode. Once they graduated, the bandmates felt they could convert their energetic live shows into songwriting skills. They invited pianist Mills to join the group and added guitarist Gary Heimbauer when they saw him play a tribute for Professor Bowen, who had recently died.
FanFest Fumblings Last week, Major League Baseball announced details for the annual All Star Game Fan Festival, held in conjuction with the summer tradition. The MLB All-Star FanFest will begin on July 12 and will feature exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, batting cages, clinics and autograph sessions. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and younger and can be purchased at allstargame.com or at the Citi Field box office, among other locations. While the 2013 All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field in Flushing, MLB officials have announced that the FanFest will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
While the All-Star FanFest will no doubt be an enjoyable experience for baseball fans from around the world, we here at QConf can't help but wish that there was someplace in Queens we could hold the event. It's a shame that there isn't a park or something across the street from Citi Field that could accomodate fans. Oh, wait...
Although the band members are spread throughout New York City, The Dirty Gems call Astoria their home. “The culture and vitality of a neighborhood like Astoria is inspiring to us as young, creative minds and the affordability and accessibility is ideal for us as stereotypically broke musicians,” Goode said. Since college ended, the band’s future has been looking bright. They recently competed in the Battle of the Boroughs for Queens and won the contest, moving on to the Ultimate Battle on June 21. They also just released a new single, “Let Me Loose,” and they have an upcoming show on April 28 at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. “We have the highest of aspirations, and as we grow, we plan on playing huge festivals, touring the world and continuing to write and release music to move people and make people move,” Goode said. For more information, visit www.thedirtygems.com.
A Cleaner Queens? One Queens resident has launched a crusade against dog feces. The initiative, called the Dog Poop Project, aims at getting people to pick up after their dogs while they take them for their daily walk. On the project’s blog, dogpoopproject.tumblr.com, many photos are posted of feces of different shapes and sizes that was found around Astoria and Long Island City. It’s engraved with a toilet stencil with the words “no poop” on it. The reasoning for this project is described on it’s about section: “In Queens, where I live, a lot of people don’t clean up their dogs' poop, so I started this project to encourage people to clean up after their dogs.” According to online re-
ports, the person in charge of the initiative is Jang Cho, a resident of Astoria. While we at QConf appreciate the project’s intent, we wonder if this person does not have anything better to do. It is also very apparent, by visiting the website that Cho isn’t going to take this crap anymore.
Got Talent? QConf is looking for some talented Queens residents to feature. If you are a model, a musician, a chef or an artist, we would love to hear from you! Get in touch with us via email, at editor@ queenstribune.com, and you could be featured in an upcoming edition!
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX# 19310/ 2012 FILED: 2/13/2013 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2005WMC3, POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER, 1 2005, Plaintiff against LIGIA CASTRO, and any unknown heirs at law of LIGIA CASTRO, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the subject premises, BANK OF AMERICA, NA, ENVEIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12, “ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to Plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s) TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU
MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was duly recorded in Document 2005000618271 in the office of the Clerk of the County of QUEENS where the property is located on November 4, 2005. Said mortgage was ultimately assigned by written agreement therefore to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2005WMC3, POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER, 1 2005 by assignment of mortgage which was dated August 24, 2012, covering premises known as 300 7 9 5 th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 (Block: 1393 Lot: 51). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Denis J. Butler, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, filed along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on 2/5/2013. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and
being in the Borough and County of Queens and City and State of New York. BLOCK: 1393 LOT: 51 said premises known as 30-07 95 th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: By virtue thereof, plaintiff has heretofore elected and by these presents hereby elects to accelerate the entire unpaid principal balance of $648,277.33 to be immediately due and payable under the mortgage herein foreclosed, plus interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from November 1, 2009, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $2,693.23 that have accrued prior to this action as of August 6, 2012. Presently there is no partial payment held in suspense. Plaintiff is also entitled to recover escrow advances made to protect plaintiff’s mortgage and a reasonable amount for attorneys’ fees to be determined by the Court. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU
ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the tollfree helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-BankNYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you
and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504 __________________________________ File No.: 2012-321/B CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Benjamin Padovano Vincent Padovano Salvatore Padovano Frank X. Manfe Rosemary C. Farley Carmela Walsh Sam Comanto Charles Comanto, Jr. Jim Walsh Attorney General of the State of New York T h e unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Benjamin A. Durante, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Benjamin A. Durante, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 93-21 209th Street, Queens Village, NY, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 8811 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Benjamin A. Durante, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 2 nd day of May, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Pro-
ceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $21,391.87 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claim of Sam Comanto in the amount of $1,135.24 should not be approved; and why the claim of Carmela and Jim Walsh in the amount of $1,959.17 should not be approved; and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 4 th day of March, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation