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Queens Deadline

Challenger Raises Ire In Sixth District

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By ROSS BARK AN Longtime civic leader and Democratic Party stalwart Jeffrey Gottlieb has been petitioning to appear on the ballot for the 6th Congressional District race, adding a fourth candidate to an already-crowded Democratic field and infuriating one of his opponents, Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). Gottlieb’s candidacy was made public over the weekend, lending further intrigue to what is a New York City rarity: a wide-open congressional seat. While congressional contenders Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (DMiddle Village) were relatively mum on Gottlieb’s entry, Lancman did not mince words, denouncing Gottlieb as a “party hack” whose entrance into the race is a blatant attempt by the Queens Democratic Party to take Jewish voters away from a voting bloc he will be depending upon. Both Lancman and Gottlieb are Jewish, and the Queens Democratic Party has endorsed Meng. Gottlieb sent out a statement late Tuesday declaring his intentions to run for the 6th Congressional District seat.

Assemblywoman Grace Meng (from left), Jeffrey Gottlieb and Assemblyman Ror y Lancman at a United Federation of Teachers event in April 2011. “I live in the district, I have worked in the district and I have volunteered in the district. I am entering this race to be a true voice of the people,” Gottlieb’s statement read. “As an active member of the

Jewish community, I strongly believe that the announced candidates do not represent the interest of many of the voters - especially the moderate voters.” Gottlieb, 70, is an employee of

the Board of Elections and has worked for a slew of Queens Democrats, including Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck), State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), Alan Hevesi and Brian McLaughlin. As an employee of the BOE, Gottlieb must take a leave of absence from his BOE duties to run for office or, if he does not wish to take a leave of absence, sign a sworn statement that says he promises not to raise, collect or receive more than $2,500 after he has filed his petitions. Lancman lashed out at Gottlieb, Queens Democrats and the Meng campaign on Tuesday. “It’s a complete sham candidacy, the county organization went shopping around for candidate with a Jewish last name, the first candidate turned them down, and they dug up this guy Jeff Gottlieb,” Lancman said. “It’s a completely cynical ploy to try to confuse and deceive Jewish voters.” If the ploy Lancman alleges is true, it may work, said Andrew Beveridge, a redistricting consultant and Queens College sociology professor. “If it’s a close election, that may be enough,” Beveridge said.

“Gottlieb is such a definitively Jewish name. He could pull Jewish voters away.” Queens Democratic Party Boss U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) denied the allegations. “Lancman is misinformed,” Crowley said during an event Tuesday. Eric Yun, spokesman for the councilwoman, said that anybody who wants to run for office should be allowed the opportunity. Meng spokesman Michael Tobman said Meng’s campaign has “nothing to do with any other candidate’s efforts. Assemblyman Lancman’s allegations to the contrary recklessly disparage the very people whose support he previously coveted.” Steve Stites, spokesman for Republican congressional contender Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), echoed Lancman’s sentiments. “If the reports out there are true, the Democrats have engaged in deplorable ethnic politics that should offend every New Yorker, especially our Jewish community,” he said. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com

Census Bureau Denies Population Recount the city’s numbers as a result of the 2010 Census. The numbers claimed the city’s population growth in the last decade was minimal and some thriving neighborhoods including Astoria actually lost population, which left city officials scratching their heads. City Planning Population Director Joseph Salvo suggested in a statement that the estimates may be simply endorsing what the city said all along - the city was growing despite the 2010 numbers. “The results of the latest Census Bureau estimates putting the population of New York City at 8,244,910 as of July 2011 confirm our contention that the city is growing, notably in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens,” City Planning Population Director Joseph Salvo said in a statement. Queens remains the second largest borough in the city according to the estimates, second only to Brooklyn, which also saw significant growth in 2010 and 2011, more than 27,000 people. In total, New York City saw a net gain of 70,000

new residents in that time span, a number equal to the entire population of the city of New Rochelle. The 70,000 number falls into the same range the Bloomberg administration said it believed the official 2010 Census numbers are off by in their challenge.

The new numbers come too late to help in any meaningful way. It will not effect change in political representation as state and federal lines have already been drawn. And Salvo added that he believed the true population of the city was much higher,

at over 8.3 million. The next official Census count will come in 2020. The bureau will release estimations periodically in between. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 125. or drafter@queenstribune.com.

Bridge Project Moves Forward By DOMENICK RAFTER The busiest route between Brooklyn and Queens is slated for replacement, and this year’s early state budget is allowing it to move forward faster. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget allocated an additional $460 million in investment toward a replacement for the aging Kosciuszko Bridge, which carries the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between the two boroughs. The project is the largest in the $1.2 billion statewide program that will accelerate infrastructure projects statewide. The program, called New York Works, was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo

two weeks ago. The bridge is the only project of its kind that received additional funding under the governor’s budget in New York City. The bridge project has been in the works for several years. In early 2010, New York State Dept. of Transportation held a series of town halls in Brooklyn and Queens featuring proposed designs for the new bridge. DOT featured four possible replacement designs for the bridge. A final design has not been chosen as of yet, but with the injection of more funding from the governor’s New York Works program, the final design phase is

scheduled to be completed with construction starting this fiscal year. That would move up the completion date of the project to 2017, up from 2020. The bridge, which carries more than 181,000 vehicles a day, was built in 1939 and has long been a problem. Its steep incline causes issues with tractor-trailers that use the bridge and it often requires extensive maintenance. The current bridge has six lanes of traffic and the new bridge will have nine. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 125 or drafter@queenstribune.com.

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By DOMENICK RAFTER New York City will not get a recount of the 2010 Census numbers that showed the city, and the borough, gained nearly no population in the last decade, but we did get a consolation prize. The Census Bureau estimated that the city, and the borough, grew dramatically in population in the past year. Queens, which recorded a mere increase of 1,300 over 10 years in the 2010 Census, gained 17,126 people from April 2010 through July 2011, more than 10 times the number of the past ten years. As of the 2011 estimates, Queens had a population of 2,247,848, up from 2,230,722 according to the official Census numbers. An increase in immigration and the birth rate as the effects of the financial crisis and ensuing recession wane is credited for the jump, as well as less outmigration - people leaving New York City for elsewhere in the country. The new numbers came just as the bureau rejected a challenge from Mayor Mike Bloomberg to recount


Contractor Settles With Workers For $1.2M By ROSS BARK AN A College Point contractor has been cheating workers out of wages and benefits on City-sponsored projects, according to the results of an investigation conducted by Comptroller John Liu’s office and several City and State agencies. Liu announced that a $1.2 million settlement was reached between the College Point-based Mascon Restoration and the workers. Mascon Restoration has also been debarred from receiving or bidding on any public works projects for five years. Workers employed by Mascon Restoration were paid as little as $7.50 an hour without benefits, though they should have been paid the City’s prevailing wage, upwards of $28 an hour. Mascon Restoration, located on 129-06 18th Ave., did not keep adequate financial records and Liu’s office still does not know exactly how many workers Mascon Restoration employed. Liu has urged the unidentified workers to call the Bureau of Labor Law to collect the wages investigators believe they are owed. “This settlement helps to right the wrongs suffered by these hardworking people, and sends a

strong message that contractors working on City projects must pay prevailing wages as required under the law,” Liu said in a statement. Mascon Restoration did not return requests for comment as of press time. As part of a separate plea agreement with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Mascon Restoration agreed to plead guilty to one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony. The audit examined contracts between the City Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development and three construction management firms that were hired to inspect and identify HPD buildings in need of repair or replacement. The firms hired Mascon Restoration to perform demolition, masonry and carpentry work. Mascon Restoration and the construction management firms – Promanagement Associates, Delcor Associates and JF Contracting – have paid a total of $1,178,323 to the Comptroller’s office for the wage violations. Of that amount, $107,120 is payment to the City’s general fund as a civil penalty. Investigators from the

Comptroller’s office visited various HPD construction projects to ensure compliance with the prevailing wage laws in late 2007. After uncovering evidence of possible violations, they conducted several sweeps, working with investigators from the New York State Dept. of Labor and the Workers Compensation Board who were part of the Governor’s Joint Enforcement Task Force on Employee Misclassification. Investi-

exploited and taken advantage of,” said Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Chair of the Committee on Immigration. “That is why the Comptroller’s work in securing this very important settlement sends a powerful message that New York City is committed to protecting immigrant rights.” Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com.

Boxing Benefit: Terrace Diner in Bayside and Winner Take All Productions recently hosted a boxing-themed charity event to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. The night featured food, prizes and an opportunity to get up close and personal with boxing legends. Pictured (from left) are Angela Sculti, Jimmy Papageorgiou, David Schuster, Gary Morgan, Michael Bentt and Peter Kaouris.

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New Queens Districts’ Primary Races Heat Up

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By DOMENICK RAFTER Even as the 6th Congressional District race takes top billing in Queens, two other races to represent districts that now include Queens are heating up. Two high ranking Congressional members from Brooklyn are facing primary challengers under new lines which (Left to right): Incumbent U.S. Rep. Ed Towns, will include parts of Queens. The new 8th Congressional Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman District, centered in Eastern Charles Barron are all vying to be the Democratic Brooklyn, will now include the candidate in the Brooklyn-based 8th Congresneighborhoods of Ozone Park and sional Distric t which now includes par ts of Howard Beach. There will be a Queens. three-way Democratic primary featuring 30- feature a Democratic primary between 20year-incumbent U.S. Rep. Ed Towns (D- year incumbent U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez Brooklyn) against Assemblyman Hakeem (D-Brooklyn) and City Councilman Erik Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Councilman Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn). Velazquez, who Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). Jeffries received is the ranking member of the House Small the support of the Working Families Party Business Committee, has received the supand with it, a parade of union support includ- port of the Working Families Party. The ing the Communication Workers of America, district is much the same as the old 12th United Food and Commercial Workers Local district Velazquez represented with the addi1500 and the New York State Council of tion of Woodhaven and parts of Ozone Park Machinists. He also received the endorse- and Richmond Hill. The district also includes ment of the Transit Workers Union of America Bushwick, Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens and Sunset Park in Brooklyn. Local 100. No Republican has filed in either race yet, “Hakeem has always stood in solidarity with the working men and women of labor,” but both districts are overwhelmingly DemoJohn Samuelsen, president of TWU Local cratic and gave President Barack Obama and 100, said in a statement. “His recent vote Gov. Andrew Cuomo over 80 percent of the against the Tier VI pension proposal is evi- vote in 2008 and 2010 respectively. In the new 5th Congressional District in dence of his support for working families and the 99 percent. Hakeem is a champion of Southeast Queens, incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Meeks (D-Jamaica) may face a primary against transit issues.” Towns, who has faced primary challenges Rosedale-native Michael Scala, a musician before, has been criticized for being absent who has been petitioning to get on the June on the campaign trail and missed out on ballot, but so far Scala has not received any Democratic club meetings in politically-im- institutional support. The incumbents in portant Brooklyn neighborhoods, which ig- Queens’ other districts; U.S. Reps. Carolyn nited rumors that he might retire. Towns’ Maloney (D-Astoria), Joe Crowley (D-Jackcampaign said they expect he will be “aggres- son Heights) and Steve Israel (D-Long Island), whose district was redrawn to include sively” campaigning by the end of month. The district replaces the former 10th parts of Northeast Queens have no announced Congressional District and, besides the opponents yet. The Congressional primary election is Queens neighborhoods, will also include Mill Basin, Brighton Beach and Coney Island June 26th. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at under its new borders. 357-7400 Ext. 125 or The new 7th Congressional District, which ( 7 1 8 ) includes Ridgewood and Woodhaven, will drafter@queenstribune.com


Edit Page In Our Opinion:

Still Growing After All Officials who were taken aback by the low growth estimates in Queens – and City-wide – in the 2010 Census received some validation last week when updated population estimates showed a significant gain in City residents. New York City saw a gain of 70,000 people between April 2010 and July 2011. Queens gained of more than 17,000 people in the new numbers, more than 10 times the increase of 1,300 reported in the 2010 Census. The diversity in the borough has always been one of its greatest strengths, and the revelation that people are still finding a new home in Queens should be an encouraging statistic. It’s unfortunate that the Census Bureau was unable to see the error of its ways when it comes to the 2010 figures, but we’re confident that the borough will continue to grow in the coming decade. Maybe by 2020, the bureau will come to its senses.

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Librar y Thanks To The Editor: On behalf of Queens Library, I want to thank the voters on the Rockaway Peninsula and Council Member Eric Ulrich for allocating $700,000 in capital funding for improvements to Queens Library at Peninsula and for an automated library vender in Breezy Point. Through the participatory budget process, the community expressed their priorities on how a portion of their tax funds would be spent. We are so gratified that they feel their public library is important enough to merit their consideration. I will be sending regular updates to the community on the progress of their projects and look forward to enriching lives on the peninsula. Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library, Jamaica

Oil Dreams To The Editor: On March 29, Republicans in the Senate, calling the bill a politi-

cal stunt, blocked legislation to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks for the biggest U.S. oil companies. A last minute entreaty by President Obama wasn’t enough to convince senators to strip the oil and gas industry of tax incentives. The “Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies” bill failed to advance by a vote of 51-47. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle. “With record profits and rising production, I’m not worried about the big oil companies,” Obama said in the White House Rose Garden. “I think it’s time they got by without more help from taxpayers, who are having a tough enough time paying their bills and filling up their tanks.” Senate Democrats, mostly from oil-rich states, were not supportive of the legislation. They included Sen. Mark Begic, (D-Ak), Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D-La.), Ben Nelson, (DNeb.), and Jim Webb, (D-Va). Voting with the Democrats was Sen. Olympia Snowe, (R-Maine). President Obama had argued the tax breaks were more than Americans could afford. “Last year, the three biggest U.S. oil companies took home more than $80 bil-

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lion in profit. Exxon pocketed nearly $4.7 million every hour,” he said, citing an analysis showing that the big companies pocket another $200 million in quarterly profits every time the price of gasoline goes up by 1 cent. The bill, sponsored by Robert Menendez, a Democrat, would have cut billions of dollars in tax breaks for the “big five” oil companies: Exxon Mobil Corp, BP Plc, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Same old, same old: Republicans representing their benefactors such as big oil, the mega wealthy and corporations (“Supreme Court Person”) and the Democrats, the American people (“real person”). What boggles the mind is how any middle class American could be so hoodwinked as to vote against their best interests. Perhaps they feel that voting so, somehow makes them a member of the 99 percent or even 98 percent country club. They dream on while they stepped on. Ah, to dream. Joanna Livingstone, Bayside

What Rights? To The Editor: For some the birth of a “Person” is constantly getting earlier. It seems they will not be satisfied until their personal notion of “Person” begins with the gleam in the eye of the participants. Doctors and knowledgeable people have agreed that conception is divided into trimesters: the first comes with the ceasing of the menstruation cycle and lasts for 112 weeks; the second with the formation of a fetus during weeks 13 -26 and the third with the further development during weeks 27-42, followed by the delivery. Once it has taken place, its first breath, announces the arrival of a living being. That was before our religious zealots decided they were to be self-appointed judges and that they and only they were the interpreters of the will of God; delusional arrogance. As if trying to surpass the idiocy of our 5/4 Supreme Court decid-

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Highway Hassles To The Editor: Experts without contradiction estimate that 80,000 vehicle trips a day will result from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point proposal. The only arteries that can service the area are Northern Boulevard, Grand Central Parkway and the Van Wyck Expressway, roadways that are already choked to capacity and even more so by reason of their proximity to LaGuardia Airport and the Mets and USTA stadiums, and most importantly they cannot be enlarged. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has ruled that a pair of proposed highway ramps would enhance traffic circu-

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ing a corporation is a person, these geniuses decide that their “person” is created when during ovulation a released egg is penetrated by a single sperm creating a singular nucleus called a “Zygote.” In their eyes this zygote is a “person.” Watch out, next they may deem a “person” is created upon insertion or ejaculation or intention or possibly contemplation or other –tions or that gleam in the eye, being a “person.” Does that make the routine disposal of the eggs from a Petri dish with hundreds of eggs, a mass murderer? I am not a woman but I find it inconceivable that any real woman and not a mere lackey of her husband would not in this day and age be insulted, mortified and even outraged at the arrogance of a group of men neglecting the wants and needs of a woman injecting themselves in what is a woman’s most difficult heart wrenching decision. Has anyone told these guys that women can now also vote? Are they waging a war on women? You bet they are. Note: For those who claim their God told them: check out Genesis 2:7, 33:4, Ezekiel 37:5-6, Exodus 21:22. Life begins at first breath and an aborted fetus is not considered a human being. But I’m sure that will not make a difference in those subjugating women. Nick Zissou, Bayside

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lation between the proposed development and the Van Wyck Expressway. (Willets Development Clears Hurdle - Queens Tribune April 511, 2012). While it is true ramps would enable vehicles to exit and enter the site, intentionally lost in the shuffle is that the 80,000 vehicles using those ramps will be compelled to deal with roadways incapable of handling them and any claim to the contrary is as absurd as the infamous “bridge to nowhere.” Such shortsightedness can only be attributed to bureaucratic incompetence and political intransigence. An example of the latter is U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), whose heavy hand in the FHWA ruling makes it clear he does not consider the poor, middle class and small businesses his true constituents. Benjamin M. Haber, Flushing

Let’s Go Mets To The Editor: The Mets season begins with great pitching from Johan Santana which helped bring the Mets a win against the Atlanta Braves on opening day with a score of 1-0. Now let the games begin. The underdog Mets will have a most trying and difficult season no doubt. But Mets fans are true believers. Let’s all come out to Citi-Field and root for our amazing Mets. For the Mets this season hopefully will mean, “Miracles-Expedited-This Season.” For hope springs eternal for us Mets fans. So let’s root for our beloved Mets by yelling, “Let’s go Mets!” Frederick R. Bedell Jr., Glen Oaks Village

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Queens This Week Solid Waste Increase Concerns Officials The residents of Western Queens have for years been living alongside an economically important but often problematic neighbor the railroad. Throughout this mostly residential part of Queens, a network of rail lines criss-cross the neighborhoods acts as a junction connecting Long Island to the rest of the country. With the proposed Cross Harbor Tunnel. That has created uneasiness for residents who deal with the smell and noise of these rail cars on a daily basis. The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation is mulling an application to authorize the increase in the amount of solid waste that will be handled at the transfer station at 38-22 Review Ave. near Calvary Cemetery. If it goes through, it will likely lead to an increase in rail traffic through Western Queens to access the site. That unease has unleashed a wave of opposition to the application from local officials and civic groups. In a letter to Jeffery Rabkin, a lawyer for the DEC, Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano said there is "significant reason to be concerned" about the transfer station's environmental impacts. U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) took issue with a report that said the increase "will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment," noting that does not necessary mean any effect at all. "Frankly, I am concerned about the interpretation of 'significant,'" he said in a letter addressed to Rabkin. Further letters were sent by W Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 125 or drafter@queenstribune.com . -Domenick Rafter

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Packed House For Ambulance Fundraiser The results were better than expected: a check for $1,200, representing the beginning of the Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service's long climb out of debt. On April 7, the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association hosted its second annual fundraiser for the WCVAS at DABBY's in Whitestone, featuring free food, an Easter Bunny, a magician and face painting, among many other amusements. Locals packed the children's party place to try to save the volunteer ambulance corps, now in its 65th year. A souring economy combined with a previous board's mismanagement of funds has driven the ambulance corps into as much as $40,000 in debt, according to Devon O'Connor, president of the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association and an ambulance board member. He said more fundraisers are planned and right now WCVAS is focusing on more outreach efforts to the community to close the budget gap. Councilman Dan Halloran (RWhitestone) was in attendance as well. The fundraiser, billed as "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny," raised about $500 last year. According to O'Connor, the WCVAS needs about $4,000 to $5,000 a month just to stay in operation. The Whitestone Memorial Day Parade, in which the WCVAS always marches, will also provide for another ample fundraising opportunity, O'Connor said. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at(718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.oom. -Ross Barkan

Initiative Proposed To Help Small Businesses Standing behind a podium on his home tur f, Hillcrest's Cornerstone Diner, Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcre st) continued his relative barrage of congressional policy initiatives by proposing ways to assist small businesses. With his campaign for the open 6th Congressional District in full swing, Lancman aligned himself with President Barack Obama by support ing Obama's plan to increase the lending abilities of the Small Business Administration. "Most of the small business owners I talk to tell me the same thing: that they are ready to expand, ready to grow and ready to create jobs, but they can't access the credit needed to do it," Lancman said. "The big banks were bailed out promising that they

Members of the Whitestone Communit y Volunteer Ambulance Ser vice show of f a check for $1,200. Pic tured (from left) are Linda Mula, Charles Silverstein, Stephan Hershenfeld, Irwin Harris, Tarell Roberts, Welcome To Whitestone President Devon O'Connor and Richard Dolan. would lend to small businesses. After three and a half years, it's time for them to finally fulfill that promise to local businesses that have been left twisting in the wind." A solemn-sounding Spiro Kaloudis, an o w n e r o f C o r n e r s t o n e D i n e r, j o i n e d Lancman to illustrate his point that small businesses have struggled to take out loans since the financial collapse of 2008. Though the economy has begun to grow again in 2012, banks are still reluctant to loan to small businesses that, due to the still-fragile economic environment, may be unable to pay back the loans. Lancman proposed increasing the lending abilities of the SBA from $2 million to $5 million in two large scale lending programs and from $35,000 to $50,000 in the microlending program, and called for the maximum loan amounts to be raised for New York busine sses. Lancman also took aim at the American tax code. Currently, the corporate tax rate stands at 35 percent, though large corporations like General Electric have taken advantage of various loopholes to pay a lower rate. Lancman backed Obama's plan to lower the tax rate to 28 percent in exchange for closing more loopholes. "We have had to fight for a couple of small businesses loans which we're not eligible for," Kaloudis said. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com. -Ross Barkan

Korean Leaders Hail Immigrant Rights Manual Announcing the first Korean-language Immigrant Rights and Services Manual, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer touched down in Flushing, joined by Assemblywoman and congressional candidate Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing). Queens Korean leaders hailed the new translation of the manual, which will help Korean immigrants understand their rights

as New Yorkers and how they can access governmental benefits. One in three City residents are foreign-born and Stringer, also seeking to become the next New York City mayor, emphasized that language barriers should not keep them from participating in government. "New York City's Korean American community is now the second-largest in the country," Stringer said. "From 32nd Street in Manhattan to Flushing, Queens and throughout the five boroughs, Korean Americans have made their mark on every aspect of our City's commerce and culture." Bearing Stringer's seal and first released in July of 2010, the Immigrant Rights and Services Manual addresses several specific issues, including voting rights, immigrant judicial rights, college financial assistance for undocumented immigrants and Mayoral Executive Order 41 which protects confidentiality of immigration status and promotes access to services for undocumented immigrants. The manual has been translated into Chinese and Spanish thus far. Two thousand copies were printed last year. Despite the timing of the press conference, the participants did not want to paint the announcement as a campaign event for Meng, and Stringer stopped short of endorsing Meng's bid for the open 6th Congressional Seat. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com, Ext. 127. -Ross Barkan

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Elmhurst dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov believes that many good deeds done each day are going unrewarded. That is why she launched a good deed contest, which runs until May 15 and is open to anyone 18 and under. Children are being encouraged to join the contest by submitting an essay about a good deed they have accomplished. The winner will receive a Kindle e-reader. “We all know that negativity will not improve a situation, but complimenting or rewarding a job well done will actually prompt more of those good activities,” Khaimov said. The contest said that whether helping a senior citizen cross the street or helping an elderly woman with her groceries, to organizing a fundraiser at school to help less fortunate children in the community, any good deed should be recognized. Khaimov said that there is no greater joy for a parent than knowing that their children are on the right path. The contest, she said, rewards good deeds done by children and teens to encourage them to make the right choices.

“We have a vested interest in providing a stable foundation of moral values to our youngsters.” Submissions to the contest can be made by visiting dentistinelmhurstny.com/ index.php/dentist-elmhurst-ny-contact/winkindle-enroll. For more information, contact Khaimov’s office at (718) 446-5775. Reach Reporter Jason Pafundi at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or jpafundi@queenstribune.com. -Jason Pafundi


Salon Workers Victorious In Labor Dispute

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harsh shifts, nothing. Babi Nail Salons could not be reached for comment as of press time. Representatives for the workers and the workers themselves argued, however, that their struggle for what they believe is just is not finished. Babi Nail Salons, luxurious nail and massage salons with four Nassau County locations, still must pay the damages the court has ordered. Workers fear Babi Nail Salons, through legal maneuvering, will skirt the payments. Workers at three of the salons also alleged that when they began their lawsuit in December 2009, Babi Nail Salons employers threatened to fire the workers and close the business. By early 2010, all workers involved in the lawsuit were no longer working for Babi Nail Salons. In April 2011, three workers were reinstated. Speaking through translators in the church’s expansive recreation room, the workers said that the lawsuit was a victory, but one that is not complete. “As one of the worker representatives, the conditions for nail salon workers were very difficult,” Song said. “People are still working in sweatshop conditions. I encourage

all nail salon workers and restaurant workers to stand up with us so we can change these working conditions.” In the complaint filed in 2009, Song, Yang Xu, Bai Song Li, Chun Sen Zhu, Yan Zhang and Jie Li also alleged that the Korean-owned salons discriminated against the Chinese workers. The workers alleged they were harassed for reading Chinese-language newspapers and were demeaned for their heritage. Insults like “Chinese are stupid” and “Chinese smell” were commonplace. Physical abuse, including pinching, kicking and hitting, also occurred, according to workers. These The Flushing Workers Center and the Justice Will Be Served! Campaign charges were not upheld in held a press conference at St. George’s Episcopal Church in downtown court. Legal Aid Society at- Flushing to celebrate a legal victory for the former workers of Babi Nail torney Aaron Halegua did Salons, who were accused of not paying their employees a minimum not want to call the verdict a wage. hand, we are still calling on and or injury to a person or a person’s “partial” victory, though. “Babi Nail can use different tac- putting pressure on the employers rights or property—and an application will be submitted for attorney’s tics to avoid payment, like selling to settle the matter.” The judge, Leonard Wexler, still fees and various other costs related assets or selling businesses, so on one hand this is a victory because a must issue a formal verdict and to the lawsuit. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan jury found they are responsible,” determine whether the workers are said Sarah Ahn, a Flushing Work- entitled to liquidated damages— at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or ers Center organizer. “On the other monetary compensation for a loss rbarkan@queenstribune.com .

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tiff exclusive use and occupancy to the Plaintiff’s residence located at 130-20 60 th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355. 4. Granting each party the right to resume the use of any maiden name or other premarriage surname. 5. Granting Plaintiff such other, further, and different relief as this Court deems just and proper. Dated: Mineola, New York January 4, 2012 Yours, etc. MICHAEL L. FISHMAN, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiff GARY BARR 194 Old Country Road Mineola, New York 11501 (516) 746-1987 TO: TARCISA AMPAC MERCADO BARR Address unknown ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 3/ 29/12, bearing Index Number NC-000151-12/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) Thomas (Last) Carter My present name is (First) Tomasz (Middle) Marek (Last) Cichocki aka Tomasz Cichocki, aka Tomasz M. Cichocki My present address is 6039 Gates Ave., Apt. 2F, Ridgewood, NY

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By ROSS BARKAN Shuttered in St. George’s Episcopal Church, the ancient sanctuary that remains an exquisite and peculiar sight in Flushing’s urban thicket, several former employees of a Long Island nail salon were able to cherish a brief judicial victory. De Ping Song and his allies could almost put the memories — the denial of wages, the lack of breaks in a 12-hour workday, the Chineselanguage newspaper that was suddenly forbidden — behind them. For the six workers, justice could be savored, but it did not immediately equal money. The newly-formed Flushing Workers Center, in conjunction with the Justice Will Be Served! Campaign, announced on April 10 that the Long Island-based Babi Nail Salons were found guilty of violating a bevy of labor laws. A U.S. District Court jury ruled on March 22 that nail salon owners Kui Soon Cho and In Bae Kim failed to pay minimum wages and overtime. The jury stated that the owners must pay six former and current employees approximately $250,000 in damages. At times, workers made as little as $3 an hour, or even, on particularly


Officials Seek Expansion Of Visa Waivers By JASON PAFUNDI U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) announced that he will introduce a measure in the House of Representatives that will encourage the U.S. Government to expand the Visa Waiver Program, an effort that he expects to help boost tourism in Queens. The Congressman was joined by Jack Friedman, executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Seth Bornstein, executive director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Patricia Rojas from the U.S. Travel Association at the press conference at the Queens Chamber of Commerce in Jackson Heights. “We need to do all we can to make Queens a destination point and not just a gateway to Manhattan,� Crowley said. The resolution calls on the government to expand the waiver program to include at least three new countries: Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Rojas said the U.S. economy gets about twice as many tourism dollars from South America compared to the United Kingdom, so making it easier for more travelers from more countries to come to America would mean more money

for the economy. The Visa Waiver Program allows visitors from 36 participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Countries included in the program were the largest source of inbound travel in 2010, representing 65 percent of all tourists to the U.S. Crowley said that expanding the program will encourage more international visitors to the U.S. and will help communities like Queens that are looking to increase tourism and create jobs. “The history and diversity of Queens has so much to offer to travelers, and increasing travel and tourism is one of the most effective tools we have in our pocket to spur job growth and foster economic activity on the local level,� he said. “My resolution will expand on New York City’s standing as the No. 1 American tourist destination for international visitors by making Queens a part of tourists’ itineraries.� According to a press release, tourism generates $46.5 billion in economic impact in New York City and supports over 300,000 jobs. In

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to its waiver program a decade ago, but the U.S. is taking a more deliberate approach with a much more stringent screening process for countries to be added to the list. And it is much more difficult to get into the U.S. as a foreign visitor than it is for an America to travel abroad. Currently, a person in Brazil could not just decide one night to fly to Las Vegas the next day — they would need a visa and that

requires background checking involving many government agencies and INTERPOL, among other requirements. Crowley said that part of the reason it is so difficult to get into the U.S. is the heightened security and sensitivity in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Reach Reporter Jason Pafundi at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or jpafundi@queenstribune.com.

Locals Stunned By Attacks By JASON PAFUNDI Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and State Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), along with Good Samaritan Mike Novak, in the early morning on April 10 to speak out against a sex attack that took place in Sunnyside. On Easter Sunday, April 8, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a 30-yearold Sunnyside woman was sexually assaulted by a Hispanic male in his late 20s in the vicinity of 39-08 46th St. The attacker was chased

away by Sunnyside resident Novak, who heard the woman screaming for help. “Sunnyside is a safe neighborhood and we will not allow any woman to be afraid because of this sexual predator,� Quinn said. Van Bramer, who lives not far from where the alleged incident took place, agreed with Quinn. “One sexual assault against any woman in this city is too many,� Van Bramer said. “Sunnyside is one of the safest communities in New York City and we must all be vigilant as a community.� In Jackson Heights, four inci-

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112th Precinct THREE ROBBERS WANTED: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects wanted for a robbery. On March 31 at approximately 12:41 p.m. inside of Kinara Jewelers at 72-03 Austin St., three suspects entered the location. Suspect No. 1 held the door while simulating a weapon, Suspect No. 2 stood by the door and Suspect No. 3 entered inside. While inside, No. 3 broke the showcase with a hammer and removed approximately 12 watches. The suspects then fled in a blue Chrysler 300 in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained as a result of this robbery. Suspect No. 1 is described as black man in his 20s and approximately 5-foot-8; Suspect No. 2 is described as a black man in his 20s and approximately 5-foot-10; Suspect No. 3 is described as a black man in his 20s and approximately 5-foot-8. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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113th Precinct MAN SHOT AND KILLED: On April 6 at 6:40 p.m. inside of 158-4 137th Ave., 2nd floor, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered the victim, 30-year-old Kareem Bandy, unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS also responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. 114th Precinct SUSPECTS WANTED: The NYPD is asking for help in identifying the two suspects wanted for burglaries. Between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. March 27-28, the suspects broke the front door lock of the Unisex Fany’s Plaxe, located

at 22-05 35th St., and removed an undetermined amount of money from the location. Between the hours of 11:50 p.m. and 2 p.m. March 27-28, the suspects broke the rear door lock of Okeano’s Greek Seafood restaurant, located at 35-02 Ditmars Blvd., and removed an undetermined amount of money and computer equipment from the location. Between the hours of 3:45 and 8:45 a.m. on March 28, the suspects broke the side door lock of Bar 30 Lounge, located at 34-19 30th Ave., and removed the register and an undetermined amount of money. And on March 30, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the suspects broke the front door lock of the Burger Club, located at 32-02 30th Ave., and removed the register, an undetermined amount of money, checks and a motor scooter. The suspects are described as two males, either white or Hispanic and between 16-22 years old. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. BURGLAR SOUGHT: The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a Hispanic male wanted in connection with a burglary. On April 4 at approximately 5 a.m., the individual entered the restaurant located at 40-19 Broadway through the rear window and removed cash from inside a safe. The individual, who is described as a Hispanic man between the age of 20-30, approximately 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds, fled to parts unknown. Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Sigma Lambda; Noemi SaldivarTorres, Alpha Sigma Lambda. The Queens Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Inc. will kick off its diamond anniversary with a fundraiser 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 11 at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, Manhattan. This year’s grants will be awarded to the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, the National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities and Jack and Jill of America Foundation. For information, visit www.jackandjillfoundation.org. Navy Lt. junior grade Sarah E. Kuehl, daughter of Ernest Kuehl of Bayside, has been deployed with fellow sailors and Marines aboard the USS Enterprise.

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U.S. Rep. Bob Turner presented the Good Conduct Medal to Joseph Carl Jr. (left) along with the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Marksman Qualification Badge, Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Carl, his son Steven (center), and his wife Mary Anne accepted the medals and commendations on behalf of Carl’s father, World War II veteran Joseph Carl Sr.

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Local students received academic honors from the School of Management at Binghamton University. They include: Bayside: Alexander V. Zoitos, Chris J. Caron. Bellerose: Jash K. Mathuria. Douglaston: Wilson Lin. East Elmhurst: Kenneth Chan. Forest Hills: Tiffany Choi. Flushing: Puyan Zhu, Justin K. Chernow, Yang Qiu Q Zhou, Kenneth J. Eng, Christine Wong. Fresh Meadows: Meng Meng Zhu, Yenis Hung. Queens Village: Elie S. Woolf. South Richmond Hill: Ikram Hoque. Whitestone: Hilary A. Ramirez. Woodside: Chi Hyung Lee, Kevin Hsu

Local students received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. They include: Beechhurst: Christopher Novak. College Point: Alice Kim, Karen Tong. Flushing: Karen Ouyang, Daniel M. Rossman, Lin Yin, Victoria H. Cheung, Kristin A. Eggers, Danielle M. David, Betty Oi C. Fung. Whitestone: Elizabeth Robins, Justine M. Koo, Emily S. Lapadura, Maria Amor, Stephanie M. Parente, Sara M Lin, Justine M. Koo, Louis A. Calabro, Nicholas Palazzolo, Jason A. Ng.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They include: Karen Chen, daughter of Hui Zhu of Flushing. Yana Mayayeva, daughter of Olga Mayayeva of Forest Hills and

Local students have been inducted into national honor societies at Berkeley College. They include: Flushing: Shahim Ahmadi, Financial Management Association; Or Moladjan, Alpha Sigma Lambda; Su-Ellen Rowe, Alpha

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Local students received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. They include: Bayside: Karen K. Fu, Ryan J. Madden, Carly I. Dawkins, Joy Hallmark, Lin Yuan Wang, Yeyoon Cho, Samantha Tuckner, Cody J. DeMarco, Anna J. Tong, Edward Chiang, Derek C. Gumb, Sandy Wu. BaysideLiveTV will give away tickets to Mets and Yankees baseball games and to the US Open to residents of Bayside. Search for BaysideLiveTV and “like” the page or register at www.youtube.com/ BaysideLiveTV for a chance to win free tickets. The New York Mets announced high school and college students can purchase $10 tickets for 77 of the 81 Mets games at Citi Field this season. Student Rush tickets are available online at www.mets.com/students and must be picked up on the day of the game using a valid student ID at windows labeled “Ballpark Pickup,” adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Student Rush tickets can also be purchased on the day of the game at the ticket window, subject to availability. The offer includes all Mets home games except for the Subway Series, June 22-24. Local students received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. They include: Floral Park: Denis G.

The Francis Lewis High School Raiders took first place at the Commanders Cup on March 24, competing against schools from New York City and Long Island. The events consisted of two minutes of continuous pushups and flipping to sit ups for another two minutes. The final event was a two-mile run, with the total combined time of all the members determining the ranking. Loredan, Brandon N. Greenberg. Fresh Meadows: Yenis Hung, Lindsay J. Chin, Meng Meng Zhu, Dakota S. Gangi, Jaeyeun Oh, Leah J. Markowitz, Candace C. Chin. L i t t l e N e c k : Kim b e rly A. Merani, Sungha Suh, Alfred C. Molier, Frankie V. Mancuso. Oakland Gardens: Yi Zhang, Chik Shun Tsui, Meifang Jiang, Jin Park. Queens Village: Kathleen A. Zabala, Christine M. Hernandez, Goyal Umadat. Local students have been inducted into national honor societies at Berkeley College. They include: Little Neck: Argentina Grosu, Phi Theta Kappa. Queens Village: Christopher Cintron, Phi Theta Kappa. The New York Lottery announced the names of area Lottery players who claimed a winning ticket from one of the Lottery’s live drawings March 2531. The following winners each received a cash prize valued at $10,000 or more Xu Huang of Whitestone won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing March 27. Huang’s winning ticket was purchased at Sahwan, 30-19 Stratton St., Flushing. Spiros Feggaros of Whitestone won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing March 6. Feggaros’ winning ticket was purchased in Cobleskill. Nyosha Brown of Fresh

Meadow won $10,000 on the Powerball drawing March 17. Brown’s winning ticket was purchased in Manhattan. Haitram Ramlall of Queens Village won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing March 20. Ramlall’s winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven, 219-17 Hillside Ave., Queens Village. Crystal Barnes of St. Albans won $10,002 on the Mega Millions drawing March 27. Barnes’ winning ticket was purchased at Lucky III Deli, 207-22 Hollis Ave., Queens Village. Tulsie Jaggessarsingh of Queens Village won $10,000 on the Mega Millions March 23. Jaggessarsingh’s winning ticket was purchased in Brooklyn. Andy Chang of Bayside won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing March 23. Chang’s winning ticket was purchased in Manhattan. Paul S. Lajos M.D. has been named associate chief of vascular surgery at Mount Sinai Queens. Dr. Lajos was recruited to Mount Sinai Queens from the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he served as chief of vascular surgery, and was an assistant professor of surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

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LACK OF FUNDING CLOSES FRIENDSHIP CENTER

BY VERONICA LEWIN After three decades of service, a key senior center in Southeast Queens will shut its doors this summer. The Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults announced last week that the Friendship Center, located at 92-33 170th St., will have to close on July 1 due to a lack of funding. J-SPOA received a letter from the City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

on April 2 stating that the agency will eliminate funding for the program on July 1. Executive Director Beverly Collier said this reduction would essentially close the center since the DOHMH’s funding pays for staff and mental health services. Open since 1979, the Friendship Center exclusively serves seniors with special needs who have become socially iso-

lated and partially dependent upon others for their daily living. People affected include seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, developmental disabilities and mental illness. According to Collier, 65 to 75 adults visit the center each day. The Friendship Center’s structured environment enables this senior population to participate in normal daily activities. Funding from the DOHMH pays for these activities as well as food and transportation to and from the center. “Funding for this special population is crucial because they re-

quire special activities and special staff so the funding from the DOH is crucial to keep operating,” Collier said. Without the Friendship Center, older adults with special needs in Southeast Queens The Friendship Center helps older adults sowill not have a place cialize and stay sharp. to maximize their strengths and enhance their ters have a waiting list. functional abilities. There are Reach Reporter Veronica Lewin not similar programs in the area at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 123 or and most of the adult care cen- vlewin@queenspress.com.

STATE FUNDING RESTORED TO EPIC PROGRAM

By ROSS BARK AN New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program has seen some of its funding restored in the 2012-13 State budget, a relief to seniors across Queens. Northeast Queens and its higher concentration of senior citizens will

benefit from the restoration of funds to the EPIC program. Under the new budget that restores a portion of the funding — $31.4 million — seniors on EPIC will go back to paying no more than $20 for each prescription instead of paying 25 percent of the cost of the drug. State Sen. Toby

Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) hailed the return of the funds. “As a State Senator, I have made a commitment to ensure that government provides vital services to those who need them most,” Stavisky said in a statement. “This year’s budget takes

the concerns of our state’s seniors into account and has provided a safeguard so that they will never have to worry about affording the medications they require.” Braunstein was similarly pleased. “From the first day I took of-

fice, my elderly constituents have informed me about the importance of the EPIC program. This is why I fought to restore the funding that was cut due to last year’s $10 billion budget deficit.” Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com.

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7 Train Renovations

Businesses Slammed By Service Shutdown

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By JASON PAFUNDI After 11 consecutive weekends without service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square, the 7 train was back up and running over Easter weekend, much to the delight of residents and business owners in Long Island City and throughout the borough. The MTA shut down the 7, which has had various service disruptions in recent years, starting on Jan. 21, from Fridays at 11 p.m. to Mondays at 5 a.m., to repair and upgrade the line. Because of the shutdown, Queensboro Plaza was the first and last stop — there was no ser vice at Cour t Square, Hunter’s Point, Vernon-Jackson, Grand Central Ter minal and Bryant Park. Long Island City is in the middle of a renaissance and rebirth into one of the most vibrant business and residential neighborhoods in the city, so a shutdown in public transportation for any amount of time, let alone 11 consecutive weekends, had a significant impact on the community, especially businesses. The MTA said during town hall meetings with the community that they appreciated the concerns of the residents, but stated emphatically that the work was “absolutely necessary” to improve the performance of the 7 train.

Businesses Were Big Losers Steve Hofstetter opened Laughing Devil LIC — Queens’ only comedy club — in December and said that his business suffered tremendously during the shutdown. “For almost the entire life of our business, we did not have the 7 train running on the weekend,” Hofstetter said. “But what is incredible is that in the one weekend the 7 train has been running (Easter weekend), we already saw a spike in business.” Hofstetter said that he had to refund tickets because customers could not get to the club — he even had a comedian miss his scheduled show because of the out-of-commission train, so all the patrons who bought tickets to see that comic perform were refunded as well.

tion, the station received new windscreens and staircases. “For the average rider, the changes made to the station are noticeable but were they necessary,” said LIC resident Thom Perrot. “But the fact that the station will soon be 100 percent accessible is significant for those customers with disabilities, like myself.” Perrot said that being in a wheelchair is hard enough, so he did not appreciate having to do even more w or k to get around in his home subway station. He added that the City needs to continue to do all they can to ensure the accessibility of all stations.

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Commuters await the arrival of the 7 train at the Court Square station, which reopened after months of construction work on April 2. To help combat the shutdown, the Laughing Devil ran a promotion offering $2.25 off per ticket — the cost of a ride on the subway — by using the offer code “7 train.” The Laughing Devil, on Vernon Boulevard just steps away from the Vernon-Jackson station, was just one of many businesses hit hard by the shutdown. Dunkin Donuts, on the corner of Vernon Boulevard and Hunter’s Point Avenue, said their business was significantly less on those 11 weekends, and restaurants such as Testaccio lost customers, including a party of 20 that had to cancel, because they just could not get to the location. “It was so inconvenient,” said Ashleingh Coleman from P.J. Leahy’s. “It was a double-edged sword because people who could not get out of the city were stuck here, and people who can’t come in from the city were kept out.” John Butera of Dominie’s Hoek, a Vernon Boulevard bar and lounge that has been open for nine years, said that he and his employees thought that residents being unable to get into the city would hang around and visit his place. “We all thought that the 7 train being shutdown would actually help us, because we don’t

have customers coming from outside of the area,” Butera said. “We thought because people were kind of stuck without service into Manhattan, that they would come to us, but it really did not happen.” Butera added that because his place has been open for nine years, they are used to the train being shutdown, though he did think that 11 straight weekends was extreme. But not all was lost among businesses in Long Island City. Some told the Tr ibune that people forced to drive into LIC spent time walking around the area and visiting their stores and restaurants, including Papo’s Fried Chicken and Zack’s Pizzeria on Vernon Boulevard. “Weekend visitors came less,” said Shamin Islam. “But we had extra customers from the construction workers who were working on the train.”

Court Square Reopens In addition to the ending of the 11-week shutdown of the 7 train, Long Island City residents can breathe a sigh of relief with the reopening of the 7 train station at Court Square. The station had been closed since January 21 as it underwent three months of upgrades. “I work in Times Square and

live right around the corner from the Cour t Square station, so believe me at this was a major hassle getting to and from work,” LIC resident Martina Schonberg said. “After working a full day, you just want to go home, but I couldn’t because the station was closed.” Schonberg said she did not want to ride the MTA-provided shuttle buses to another station — like Hunter’s Point or Queensboro Plaza — so she just had a friend pick her up and they rode into the city together. The station, which the MTA says will be fully ADA-accessible in June, received significant improvements during the construction. A new platfor m was constructed as a composite of fiberglass and resin formed into panels. A number of commuters said that the platform does not shake as much when a train enters or leaves the station. The platforms are corrosion resistant and will not suffer any damage from de-icing salt, meaning that they should stay in better shape longer. In addi-

With the New York Mets having recently started their season, the 7 train will remain open on weekends since it is the only train that goes to Citi Field. But once the season ends in early October, residents and businesses in Long Island City can expect the shutdowns to resume as track work continues. The MTA is doing crucial repairs and upgrades to the 7 line’s infrastructure — including the installation of a new signal system to allow for the introduction of new train cars — especially in the tunnel underneath the East River, and the tunnel is too small to allow workers and trains inside at the same time. The inconvenience and loss of business will return and Long Island City will have to adjust accordingly. State Sen. Mike Gianaris (DAstoria) said that he has collabor ated with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (DSunnyside) and Assemblyw oman Cathy Nolan (DSunnyside) in working with the MTA for solutions. “The biggest hinderance to the ongoing growth of Long Island City has been the inconsistent 7 train service,” Gianaris said. “We’ve tried very hard to work with the MTA to find creative alternatives, but they have been very resistant. We just have to keep trying until we get the bureacracy to yield. “We have to continue to let that area thrive.” Reach Reporter Jason Pafundi at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or jpafundi@queenstribune.com.


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Opening Day!

“American Idol” contestant and Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. Queens resident Heejun Han took in and Queens DA Richard Brown were in attendance at The family of the late Gary Carter honored the Mets legend before the game. the first game of the season. the New York Mets season opener last week.

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Queens Events Edited By Harley Benson One of the New York Mets’ biggest fans sits outside Citi Field before the game.

Mets fans in attendance on April 5 were treated to a win over division rivals the Atlanta Braves. Photos by Ira Cohen

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Happy Easter

Timothy Dolan greets churchgoers gathered outside St. The Easter Bunny visited with kids Orinda Infante (from left), Tino Hernandez, Jill Hernandez and Jackie HerPatrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan for Easter Sunday ser- at Charles Memorial Park in Howard nandez, all of Woodside, watched the Easter Sunday parade in Manhattan. Photo by Ira Cohen. vice. Photo by Ira Cohen. Beach. Photo by NYPhotosByNick.


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Janis Ian Comes To Queens Theatre By TAMMY SCILEPPI During the “make love, not war” era, a rebellious new singersongwriter burst on the scene. At 15, Janis Ian was breaking all the rules and making sure her voice was heard. Eventually, she would stand beside Bob Dylan as his songwriting equal. Ian is best known for writing legendar y h i t s like “Je sse,” a song recorded by so many sing-

ers that few remember she wrote it; and “Stars,” possibly the best song ever writ ten about t he life of a per former, recorded by ar tists as diverse as Cher and Mel Torme. Ella Fitzgerald once called her “the best young singer in A m e r i c a .” C he t A t k i n s s a i d , “Singer? You ought to hear that girl play guitar; she gives me a run for my money!”

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Janis Ian respect. There are differences, sure, but some things don’t change. It always comes down to a good song and a passionate singer and performer. Please tell our readers about your newest song and what inspired you to wr ite it. My latest project is called “The Tiny Mouse” – par t of a project for the [2012 London Summer] Olympics. The song and the little

carving of a mouse that inspired it will go down the Thames River on a boat built of wooden objects that are precious to other people, while the songs of the 12 songwriters they invited, will play. What do you like to do in N YC? When was the last time you per for med here? I think the last time I played New York for a concer t was about four years ago, and I think it was for Cit y Winery, where I’ll be returning in the fall. W hen I’m in Ne w York for work, I’m usually in and out. Most of my friends have moved away, and it’s just too expensive to stay in hotels! If someone else was paying, though, I’d go for a vacation, and visit places like the Cloisters, Bronx Botanical Gardens, museums. See a bunch of shows. There are a lot of things you can do in the New York area t hat you can’t do any where else. I love it! Tickets are on sale for $44 and $60: ht tp://queenstheatre.org/

Cult Classic Takes The Stage By ELYSE TREV ERS No newspapers for Queens! In 1899, the Newsies, street urchins who hawked the daily newspapers on the street, went on strike and stopped the paper deliver y. The strike quickly spread through Queens and to the other boroughs. Once again, “Newsies” are striking, but now they are also singing and dancing nightly at the Nederlander Theatre. The musical is loosely based on a true event when greedy newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, seeking to increase their profits, raised the cost of the papers for the young people who sold them. The Newsies actually did strike for two weeks and, ultimately, won a compromise, forcing the publishers to buy back unsold papers. In 1992, Disney made a movie of the stor y which, despite unflattering reviews, developed a cult following. (Some of those young followers are now old enough to buy their own tickets. The 26-yearold law yer next to me and h is friend were singing along to the songs. He expressed some frustration that words to some of the songs had been changed, but loved

the show, nevertheless.) With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, the songs are simple, derivative and catchy. Five of the movie songs have been replaced by five others by the same songwriting team. Some of the melodies are repeated and you leave the theater humming. The real leaders of the strike have been combined into one role, an artistic, creative 17-year-old artist named Jack Kelly (played by Jeremy Jordan). The movie has Jack romantically involved with the sister of one of the other newsies, while the show has him fall in love w it h a young, female repor ter whose true identity defies belief. Eventually, Kelly and his followers mount a Children’s Crusade that highlights unfair child labor practices and forces the publishers to give in. With a book by Harvey Fierstein (“Hairspray”), “Newsies” is a sweet, clean love stor y (two kisses and a hug) and even the vaudeville scenes, led by the irrepressibly talented Capathia Jenkins, are squeaky clean. The musical is satisfying, fun and energetic. Although it began as a limited run, “Newsies” has found its audience and has already

been extended twice. It’s the type of show that encourages young repeat visitors, namely young girls. In “Newsies,” Jordan, fresh off the lead of the failed “Bonnie and Clyde,” firmly establishes himself as leading man material with his good voice and magnetic personality. One of the major highlights is the group dance numbers choreographed by Danny Troob. The street s of New York at the turn of the centur y were a harsh place to grow up, but in Disney’s show, the underdogs w in and the bad guys are put in their place. A girl proves that she can be a reporter and youngsters fight against their elders to redress society’s wrongs. Even Governor Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance. The young people in the audiences loved the show and might have even learned some good lessons. I wonder if the smart-phone, iPad toting children could appreciate the importance that the daily newspaper once held or a time when women couldn’t work in certain professions. But more importantly, the papers are back on the streets in Queens!

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tain a burger would be enough of a meal. After some back-and-for th, I finally decided on the Bison Burger – covered with barbecue sauce, jalepenos, onion strings and pepper jack cheese – and a side of hand-cut fries. My girlfriend, a vegetarian, went with the Fa r mer’s Market Bur ger, which featured marinated portabello mushrooms, avocado and goat cheese. We hadn’t been seated ver y A good burger can be hard to find. Any number of things long, but the anticipation for our meal had grown steadily can ruin a burger exthe moment we perience when eating RESTAURANT from walked in the door. We out at a restaurant. weren’t required to My burger experiwait long for our meal, ence was not ruined in and when the waitress any way when I ate at finally put our food in Burger Club. front of us, we weren’t Walking in on a Fridisappointed. I was glad day night, every table we didn’t order any apwas taken and I was petizers, because we worried we would be would have likely left a forced to wait an exceslot of food on the table. sive amount of time before we were seated. When a My burger was thick and juicy, waitress walked by me, showing the onion strings and barbecue o f f a c o u p l e o f v e r y t h i c k sauce hitting the spot. The handburgers, my fears were com- cut fries accentuated the main pounded. So, we sat at the bar, course perfectly. Across the table, my girlfriend taking in the ambience and havseemed to be enjoying her burger, ing a drink to pass the time. Halfway through the drink, getting through it even faster than we were directed to our table I got through mine. The only downside to the meal and handed menus. Not long after that, I was overwhelmed by was the ending – we were too full indecision. What should I have? for dessert. I stared at t he menu So many of the menu items list ing for the Ice Cream Burger. sounded delicious. Having seen I had a waitress describe it to me the size of the coming main – two pieces of cookie bun with course, I decided to skip the ap- vanilla ice cream in the middle – petizer, although I was tempted and was very much intere sted in by the both the buffalo wings ordering one. But my stomach just and the que sadillas – the lat ter couldn’t handle it. Oh well, maybe next time. stuffed with gourmet cheeses and -Steven J. Ferrar i braised shor t ribs. No, I was cerBurger Club 32-02 30th Ave., Astoria (718) 777-7788 w w w.burger-club.com CUISINE: A mer ican DELIV ERY: Yes, to the local Astor ia area CREDIT CA RD: Yes, all major HOURS: Sun. – Fr i. 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sat. 11:30 a.m. to midnight.

Decades later, Ian has never stopped performing, doing about 150 tour dates a year. Headed to Ne w York Cit y, she’ll be making her debut at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, for two special concert performances on April 21, at 2 and 8 p.m. How do you feel a b o u t p e r for m i n g i n Queens? Ver y excited! To my memory, I’ve never done a solo show in Queens. Also, my best friend Janey Street is from Flushing; we used to meet under the clock all the time. So, a lot of good memories. What do you like about today’s popular music genres versus the ones that were cool when you were finding your voice? I wouldn’t say there’s any kind of “versus”– it’s all music. Really, I don’t think I’d be able to say I liked one bet ter than the ot her, in any


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Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 3/1/12, bearing Index Number NC-000068-12/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) Potrirankamanis (Last) Queano Nur My present name is (First) Potriranka Manis (Middle) Maryam Elnora (Last) Monteclaro Queanonur aka Potriranka Manis M. Monteclaro Queanonur, aka P. Monteclaro-Queano, aka Potrirankamanis M. Queano Nur, aka Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur, aka Potri Manis, aka Maria Elnora Potri Ranka Manis Opino Monteclaro-Queano, aka Potri Ranka Manis, aka Potriranka Queanonur, aka Potri Ranka Queano Nur, aka Potri Ranka M. Monteclaro, aka Potri Ranka M. Queano Nur, aka Potriranka Queano Nur, aka Maria P. Queano, aka Potri Queano, aka Potriranka Queano, aka Queana N. Manis, aka Potri R. Monteclaro Queano, aka Ma. Elnora Monteclaro Queano, aka Potri M.

Queano Nur, aka Queano Nur Potriranka M.E.M., aka Potri R. Queano Nur, aka Maria P. Queano, aka Potriranka M. Queano Nor, FKA Elnora Monteclaro Opino My present address is 3730 73 rd Street, Apt. 5K, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 My place of birth is Philippines My date of birth is May 20, 1954 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Civil Court, Queens County on the 28 day of March,2012, bearing the Index Number 150/2012, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Queens Civil Court located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11432, grants me the right to assume the name of Shahnaz Akhter. My present address is 95-14 107 Street, Ozone Park, NY 11416. The date of my birth is June 6, 1963; the place of birth is Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan; the present name is Shahnaz Gulzar (a.k.a. Shahnaz Akhtar Shahi a.k.a. Mst. Shahnaz Akhtar) ___________________________________ DJ Maple, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State

(SSNY) on 7/22/11. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 134-43 Maple Ave., #C1C, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ CUDDLE BUDDIES LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/ 21/2012. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 86-05 60th Rd., Apt. 2H, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Reg Agent: Maria Monique S. Maralit, 86-05 60th Rd., Apt. 2H, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of 3278 47TH STREET, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/ 27/12. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 31-16 30th Ave., Ste. 304, Astoria, NY 11103. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its

princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ MONNIES LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/15/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 81-12 170 th St., Jamaica, NY 11432. General Purposes. ___________________________________ Busiandre LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/12/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: The LLC, 4813 39 th A v e . S u n n y s i d e , N Y 11104. Any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 3/29/12, bearing Index Number NC-000127-12/ 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) Kai Ki (Last) Wong My present name is (First) George (Middle) Kai Ki (Last) Wang aka Kai Ki Wong My present address is 179-08 Kildare Road, Jamaica, NY 11432-1417 My place of birth is China My date of birth is November 17, 1943 ___________________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Order entered by the Civil Court, of the City of New York, County of Queens on the 22 day of February, 2012 bearing Index No. 39NC2012, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, New York 11435 in room number 357, N.Y. grants me the right to assume the name of Katherine Galdamez. My present address is 34-46 91 st Street. Apt. H-21, Jackson Heights NY 11372; my date of birth is March 19, 1973; my present name is Victor Manuel Galdamez, a.k.a. as Victor M. Galdamez Coca/a.k.a. Victor Galdamez. ___________________________________ At an IAS Part 2 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens County, at the Courthouse at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY on April 4, 2012 PRESENT: Hon. Allan Weiss, Justice Index No. 6540/12 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE KAI NICHOLE GRANT Peti-

tioner, -against- NEW YORK GUARDIAN MORTGAGE CO, INC., As successor and assignee of PRUDENTIAL MORTGAGE CO. INC. If said Respondents named be in existence, and if not, then any and all other persons who are devises, legal representatives, successors and assignees in interest of said Respondent, Respondent. Under RPAPL Section 1931 On reading and filing the petition and affidavit of Kai Nichole Grant, verified January 13, 2012, and the affirmation of Everett Hopkins, Esq., dated January 31, 2012, with exhibits annexed thereto; LET, all persons interested show cause at an Individual Assignment Part 2 of this Court, to be held in and for the County of Queens, at the Supreme court, Room 46, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, NY on the 16 day of May, 2012 at 9:30 in the forenoon of that day, or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, why an order should not issue, canceling and discharging the mortgage made by Calvin S. Glenn and Denise Glenn to Prudential Mortgage Co. Inc., in the sum of $30,350.00 dated July 13, 1981 and recorded July 17, 1981 in the office of the Register of the City of New York, County of Queens, in Reel 1353 at page 504, the mortgage now being a lien on the premises at 14504157 th Street, Jamaica, NY, Block 15011, Lot 0002 and for such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. Sufficient cause appearing therefore, let service of a copy of this order and a copy of the papers upon which it is based by Personal service upon the Register of the County of Queens, on or before 4/10/2012 and the publication of the order in Queens Tribune, a newspaper published in the County of Queens, one time only, on or before 5/7/2012, be deemed due and sufficient service hereof. ENTER ALLAN WEISS J.S.C. 4/4/ 12 ___________________________________

assume the name of Cindy Xin-Xin Worms. My present name is Xin Xin Chiang a/k/a Xin-Xin Chiang a/k/a Xinxin Chiang. My present address is 44-47 64 th Street, Apt. 3, Woodside, NY 11377. My place of birth is China. My date of birth is September 20, 1975 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/4/12, bearing Index Number NC-000168-12/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) Marcia (Middle) Helaine (Last) AGuancha My present name is (First) Marsha (Middle) Helaine (Last) Aquancha aka Marcia H. Aguancha, aka Marsha H. Aguancha, aka Marsha Helaine Levinson My present address is 66-01 Burns Street, Apt. #4G, Rego Park, NY 11374-3907 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is June 08, 1956 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/3/12, bearing Index Number NC-000117-12/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) Alexander (Last) Stone My present name is (First) Aleksey (Last) Vayner My present address is 66-22 Fleet Street, Apt. #5F, Forest Hills, NY 11375-4162 My place of birth is Uzbekistan My date of birth is August 13, 1983 ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Amazing Worldwide LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;y of State (SSNY) 2/27/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 22-12 124 th St., College Point, NY 11356. Purpose: any lawful activities. ___________________________________

Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court in Queens County on the 23 day of January 2012, bearing Index Number 1284NC2011, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435-3710, in room 357, grants me the right to

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ENVIRONMENT GARDEN Starting April 21 the Queens Botanical Garden invites gardeners to cultivate their own plots. Contact bsaunders@queensbotanical.org. SEEDLING SWAP Saturday, April 21 swap seeds, seedlings and ideas with local gardeners at 3 at the Broadway library.

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TEENS ESSAY WRITING Saturday, April 14 at the Far Rockaway library at 2. COLLEGE FAIR Saturday, April 14 Langston Hughes library at 10. CRAFT FOR A CAUSE Saturday, April 14 decorate a tote bag to be given to HIV/AIDS patients at 2 at the Central library. OPEN MIC Sunday, April 15 at the Central library at 2. SAT PRACTICE Monday, April 16 at the Briarwood library at 3:30. CULTURAL ENRICH. Mondays, April 16, 30 Ms. B’s Cultural Enrichment Corner at the Pomonok library at 4:30. LAPTOPS Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 laptops for use at the Hollis library at 4. ART LESSONS Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 learn drawing techniques at the Langston Hughes library. Register. FAMILY WII ZUMBA Mondays, April 16, 23, May 7, 14 at the Lefrak Cit y library at 6:30. COOL COMICS Tuesday, April 17 Langston Hughes library at 3:30. CREATE POETRY Tuesday, April 17 create poetry and art at the Briarwood library at 4. TEEN JEOPARDY Tuesday, April 17 at the Flushing library at 4. TEEN GAMING Tuesdays through April 24 at the Fresh Meadows library at 4. LAPTOPS Tuesdays through April 24 at the Hollis library at 4. COLLEGE CLUB Wednesday, April 18 at the Central library at 4. TEEN MOVIE MAKERS Wednesday, April 18 at the Flushing library at 4. MAKE MAGIC Wednesday, April 18 at the Windsor Park library at 4. CHESS & CHECKERS Wednesdays through May 30 at the South Ozone Park library at 3. TEEN GAMING Wednesdays, April 18, 25 Fresh Meadows library at 4. LAPTOPS Wednesdays through April 25 at the Hollis library at 4. SISTER TALK Wednesdays through May 30 at the Pomonok library at 4:30. SIGN LANGUAGE Thursday, April 19 American Sign Language workshop at the East Elmhurst li-

brary at 4. MECHANICAL TOYS Thursday, April 19 Physics o f M e c h a n i c a l Toy s w i t h LEAP at the Jackson Heights library at 4. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursday, April 19 at the Windsor Park library at 4. FINANCIAL AID Thursday, April 19 College Preparation: Financial Aid Assistance, College Admission, Scholarships and more at the Arverne library at 5. CHESS & CHECKERS Thursdays through May 31 at 3 at the South Ozone Park library. TEEN GAMING Thursday, April 19 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3:30. ANIME CLUB Thursdays, April 19, 26 at the Flushing library at 4. LAPTOPS Thursdays through April 26 at the Hollis library at 4. SOLDIERS Friday, April 20 cards for soldiers at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 3:30. TEEN FRIDAY Friday, April 20 movie at the Broadway library at 4. LEARN TO CROCHET Fridays, April 20, 27 at the McGoldrick library at 4. CHESS & CHECKERS Fridays through May 25 at 3 at the South Ozone Park library. MAH JONGG Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Woodside library. Register. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Fresh Meadows library at 4. TEEN MOVIE NIGHT Friday, April 20 at the Hollis library at 4. LAPTOPS Fridays through April 27 at 4 at the Hollis library. LOCKER ROOM Fridays through May 25 Life’s Locker Room is for young men in idle school and high school at the Pomonok library.

RELIGIOUS REFORM TEMPLE Friday, April 13 Thanassis Cambanis speaks at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 th Street at 8 during the Shabbat service. YOM HASHOAH 5772 Wednesday, April 18 commemoration for the 6 million victims of the Holocaust at Temple Torah of Little Neck, 54-27 Little Neck Parkway at 7. In conjunction with Little Neck Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Center.

CHILDREN’S THEATER Saturdays, April 14, 21 LaMicro Children’s Theater Sunnyside library. Register. CULTURAL ENRICH. Mondays, April 16, 30 Ms. B’s Cultural Enrichment Corner at the Pomonok library at 4:30. PJ TIME Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 at the Central library at 7. LITTLE TOT Monday, April 16 at the Hillcrest library at 4. EARTH DAY CRAFT Monday, April 16 at the Queens Village library at 4. ETIQUETTE Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 Etiquette and Character Education at 4:30 at the Hollis library. LEARN TO CROCHET Mondays through May 21 at 5 at the Arverne library. PAPER CRAFTS Mondays through April 30 McGoldrick library at 5. FAMILY WII ZUMBA Mondays through May 14 Lefrak Cit y library at 6:30. CHESS & CHECKERS Mondays through May 28 at the South Ozone Park library at 3. ORIGAMI BUGS Tuesday, April 17 South Jamaica librar y. Register. MATH DRILLS Tu e s d a y s , A p r i l 1 7 , 2 4 McGoldrick library at 4:30. CARIN BERGER Tuesday, April 17 meet author/illustrator Carin Berger at 4:30 at the Pomonok library. POETRY OUT LOUD Tuesday, April 17 at the Central library. Register. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Tuesdays, April 17, 24 at the Glen Oaks library at 11. CREATE POETRY & ART Tuesday, April 17 at the Briarwood library at 4. CHESS & CHECKERS Tuesday s through May 29 at 3 South Ozone Park library. REPTILE EDVENTURE Wednesday, April 18 at the Woodside library at 3. RAIN ROBOTS Wednesday, April 18 East Flushing library. Register. DEWEY SCAVENGER HUNT Wednesday, April 18 at the Windsor Park library at 4. BRAIN FUN Wednesday, April 18 Woodhaven librar y. Register. FAMILY STORY TIME Wednesdays, April 18, 25 at the B ay Terrace librar y at 10:30. HEALTH & SCIENCE Wednesday, April 18 at the McGoldrick library at 5.

FAMILY COLORING Wednesday, April 18 at the Bay Terrace library at 11. BOOK BUDDIES Thursday, April 19 at the Hillcrest library at 3:30. SPRING CRAFT Thursday, April 19 at the Bellerose librar y. Register. READ TO A DOG Thursday, April 19 at the Briarwood library. Register. DESIGN DAY Thursdays, April 19, 26 at the Central library at 4. CHESS & CHECKERS Thursdays through May 31 at the South Ozone Park library at 3. TERRIFIC KIDS Thursdays through May 24 at the Cambria Heights library. Register. WII GAMES Thursdays through April 26 McGoldrick library at 5:30. PRESCHOOL STORY Friday, April 20 story and craft at the Bellerose library. Register. ORIGAMI BUGS Friday, April 20 at the Maspeth library. Register. PRACTICE MATH Friday, April 20 NYS Practice Math Exam at 4 at the Central library. MAKE A BUTTON Friday, April 20 make your own buttons Poppenhusen library. Register. GIRL SCOUTS Friday, April 20 at the Central library at 4:30. LEARN TO CROCHET Fridays, April 20, 27 at the McGoldrick library at 4. GAME DAY Friday, April 20 at the McGoldrick library at 5. HOMEWORK HELP Fridays through May 25 at the Far Rockaway library at 3. Through April 27 at the McGoldrick library at 3. CHESS & CHECKERS Fridays through May 25 at the South Ozone Park library at 3. CHESS CLUB Fridays through May 25 Auburndale library at 3:30. HOMEWORK HELP Fridays through May 25 at the Woodside library at 3. LIBRARY BUDDIES Fridays through May 25 at the Auburndale library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Fresh Meadows library at 4. GAME DAY Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Woodhaven library at 4:30. TOTS & TOYS Fridays, April 20, 27 at the McGoldrick library at 10:30. PRESCHOOL CRAFT Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Sunnyside library. Register.

MEETINGS CAMBRIA HTS LIB. Saturday, April 14 Friends Board of Directors of Queens Library at Cambria Heights meet 4-5:15. 5283535. P-FLAG Sundays, April 15, May 20 P-FLAG, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays meet in Forest Hills. 271-6663. BRANDEIS Monday, April 16 Brandeis National Committee Nassau North Chapter meets at the Great Neck library at 10:30. COMM. DISTRICT ED Monday, April 16 Community District Education Council 26 meets at 7 at MS67, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck for a public meeting, followed by a business meeting. REGO HILLS REPUB. Tuesday, April 17 Rego Hills Republican Club meets at 7:30 at the Sizzler on Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills. 275-6005. AMER. LEGION Tuesday, April 17 Post 131 meets at 8 at 10-20 Clintonville Street, Whitestone. 767-4323. AUBURNDALE CIVIC Tu e s d a y , April 17 Auburndale residents meet at St. Kevin’s, 45-21 194 th Street at 7:30. BEREAVEMENT Tuesday, April 17 Bereavement Support Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows at 7:30. 969-2448. TALK OF THE TOWN Tuesday, April 17 7:15 in St. Albans. 640-7092. 102 PRECINCT Tuesday, April 17 102 nd Precinct Communit y Council meets at 8 at Moose Hall, 8734 118 th Street. FLUSHING CAMERA Wednesday, April 18 at Flushing Hospital. 479-0643. KNIGHTS OF PY THIAS Wednesday, April 18 Queensview Lodge 433 in Whitestone. 917-754-3093. TOASTMASTERS Wednesday, April 18 in Jamaica. 978-0732. CLINTON DEMS Wednesday, April 18 7 at 25-59 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. 428-7285. LA LECHE LEAGUE Thursday, April 19 at 6 at the Forest Hills library. MEN’S PRIDE GROUP Thursday, April 19 Queens Pride House Men’s group 79. 429-5309. FDR DEMOCRATS Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 at the Chabad Center, 2121 2 2 6 th A v e n u e , B a y s i d e . 460-8285.

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SENIOR EXERCISE Saturdays at SNAP of Eastern Queens in Queens Village. 453-2100 information. POMONOK SENIORS Mondays, April 16, 23 mental health workshop. Mondays tai chi at 9, piano at 9, walking club at 10. Wednesdays free blood pressure screening, health and wellness workshop 9-3. 591-377. AARP 1405 Monday, April 16 Flushing AARP chapter 1405 at the Bowne S treet Communit y Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue at 1. Living Wills discussed. AARP 3334 Monday, April 16 AARP chapter 3334 at 1 at St. Kevin’s Parish Center, 45-21 194 th Street. Jerry Cardone performs. Free. SENIOR COMPUTERS Tuesdays through May 29 basic computer class at 10 South Ozone Park library. TAX COUNSELING Tuesday, April 17 at 1 at the Auburndale library. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Thursday, April 19 AARP course at the Auburndale library. 849-1010 to register. STARS Fridays through May 25 Senior Theater Acting Repertory meets at the Queens Village library at 10:30.

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ENTERTAINMENT GREEN SPACE BLOOMS April 13-22 Dance Entropy p r e s e n t s t h e 6 th a n n u a l Green Space Blooms, a Queens Celebration of new dance and music. 956-3037. WOMEN IN ARTS Saturday, April 14 Legros Cultural Arts presents Women in Arts 2012 1-5:30 at Queens Museum of Art. 592-9700. PAX ETHNICA Saturday, April 14 meet Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, authors of “Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversit y Succeeds” at 2:30 at the Forest Hills library. DINO ROSI Saturday, April 14 concert of International Songs with Dino Rosi at 3 at the Broadway library. TITANIC Saturday, April 14 “A Night to Remember,” the Titanic disaster depicted without the addition of fictional subplots at 1 at the Greater Astoria Historical Societ y, 35-20 Broadway, LIC. 2780600. ITALIAN RENAISSANCE Saturday, April 14 A Day in the Italian Renaissance featuring the Adventures of Don Giovanni and His Servant Arlecchino at 2 at the Flushing librar y. BENGALI NEW YEAR Saturday, April 14 celebration of Bengali New Year at 3 at the Central library. OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, April 15 opening reception and forum for “Crossfire” photographs by Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh 6-10 at the Queens Museum of Art. 592-9700. CINEMAROSA Sunday, April 15 Cinemarosa, Queens Only Queer Film Series celebrates Immigrant Heritage Week 3-6 at the Queens Museum of Art. 592-9700. JUST THE TWO OF US Monday, April 16, Saturday, April 14 vocalist Roz Corral presents a potpourri of musical selections at the Fresh Meadows library at 3. KIDS’ CARNIVAL Saturdays and Sundays, April 14, 15, 21, 22 at the Queens Count y Farm Museum 11-6. $10. Carnival rides, midway games, prizes, hayrides, kids entertainment. 347-FARM. ROBERT KLEIN Sunday, April 15 Robert Klein and Stewie Stone at Queensborough Community College. 631-6311. UCBASCARAN Sunday, April 15 Turkish-

born pianist Zeynep Ucbscaran performs at Queens College. 793-8080. SPOKEN WORD Sunday, April 15 Spoken Word Poetry Salon in the historic home of Lewis H. Latimer, 34-41 137 th Street, Flushing 2:30-5:00. $10 suggested adult donation, $7 seniors, students. TABLE SING-OFF Sunday, April 15 QSO singers’ fundraiser karaoke at the Communit y House in Forest Hills. $50. 279-3006. STAMP SHOW Sundays, April 15, May 20, June 17 Bayside Stamp Show at the Ramada Hotel, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside 10-4:30. Free admission. 645-7659. OPEN MIC Sunday, April 15 at the Central library at 2. LIVE JAZZ & R&B Sundays, April 15, 22, 29 live jazz and r&b 6-10 at Déjà vu, 180-25 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. POETRY CLUB Monday, April 16 at the Auburndale library at 2. INTERNATIONAL FILM Monday, April 16 international film screening and discussion at the Fresh Meadows library at 2. EAST EUROPEAN Monday, April 16 celebration of East European Culture featuring regional music Ridgewood library at 6. POETRY WORKSHOP Monday, April 16 Woodhaven librar y. Register. SINATRA Tuesday, April 17 songs of Sinatra at 2:30 at the Maspeth library. GREAT MUSIC Wednesday, April 18 great music from the 30s to 70s with Eddie Lee Isaacs at the Auburndale library at 2:30. KALEIDOSCOPE OF MUSIC Wednesday, April 18 at the Whitestone library at 3. FILM SERIES Thursdays, April 19, 26 “The Bloodsport of Politics” 2-5 at Queens Museum of Art. 592-9700. BENEFIT AUCTION Thursday, April 19 Kiwanis Club of Maspeth’s benefit auction. $20. 917-939-2814. BROADWAY Thursday, April 19 Lullaby of Broadway: A Look Back at the Great Musicals of the Past Century. Windsor Park library at 2. HORACIO LAGUNA Thursday, April 19 Poppenhusen library at 2:30. OLDIES

EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS Thursday, April 19 Oldies Rock and Roll, Doo-Wop and Pop with the Vic Vincent Group at 4 at the Woodhaven. EAST EUROPEAN Thursday, April 19 celebration of East European Culture featuring regional music at 6 at the Ridgewood library. ANNUAL GALA Thursday, April 19 at Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700. MEET THE MAESTRO Thursday, April 19 at the Flushing library. Thursday, April 26 at the Hillcrest library. Meet the Maestro – Queens Symphony Orchestra Arts and Music Festival at 6. SCRABBLE GAME DAY Thursdays, April 19, 26, May 31 at the Bellerose library at 6:30. AFRICAN SLAVE Friday, April 20 LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents “The African Slave Tra d e : I t s A f t e r m a t h i n America.” 482-5151. JOYFUL NOISE Friday, April 20 Martin Luther School’s chamber music and vocal performances. 894-4000, ext. 133. $25. APRIL LEE JAMES Friday, April 20 April Lee James at PAC at York College. RUSSIAN FESTIVAL Saturday, April 21 Russian Festival at the Flushing library starting at 12. BELLE’S PLAYERS Saturday, April 21 at the Forest Hills library at 2. GREAT MUSIC Saturday, April 21 Great Music from the 30s to 70s with Eddie Lee Isaacs at 2 at the Peninsula library. JAZZ Saturday, April 21 Octogenarian of Jazz at 7 at Sunnyside Reformed Church. 917-667-5331. Free. YORK JAM Saturday, April 21 York Jam at York College. 262-2412. EARTH DAY Saturday, April 21 Friend of the Environment Reception at 6. $25. John Flynn Concert at 8. $25. Sunday, April 22 Walk 4APEC at 10. Live animal program at 1. $15. Alley Pond Environmental Center. 2294000. SUNDAY CONCERT Sunday, April 22 at the Central library at 3. EARTH DAY Sunday, April 22 Earth Day Festival for Families at Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700.

FREE GED CLASSES For those over 16 YWCA in Flushing. 353-4553. FAMILY RESOURCE DAY Saturday, April 14 at the Flushing library. Information about a variet y of communit y resources and summer programs at 11. CRAFT FOR CAUSE Saturday, April 14 at the Central library at 2. ESSAY WRITING Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28 Far Rockaway library at 2. INTER. COMPUTER Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 3, 10, 17 at the LIC library at 2. PAPER CRAFTS Sunday, April 15 Celebrate Spring free workshop in Mexican Paper Art and Andean Instrument-Making at Flushing Town Hall. 4637700. JOB INFO SERVICES Monday, April 16 learn to research information on the internet, prepare and email resumes at the Middle Village library. Register. POETRY WRITING Monday, April 16 at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 U n i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. INTRO COMPUTERS Mondays, April 16, 30 at the Fresh Meadows librar y. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 at the Douglaston/Little Neck library at 4. Bring your own needles and yarn. LEARN CHINESE Mondays in April at 5:30 at the North Forest Park library at 5:30. BEGIN CROCHET Mondays through May 21 at the Arverne library at 6. COMPUTER BOOK CAMP Mondays through May 28 at the Far Rockaway library. Register. INTRO EMAIL Tuesday, April 17 Queens Village library. Register. INTRO WORD Tuesday, April 17 at the Maspeth library at 1. INTRO COMPUTERS Tuesday s through May 15 McGoldrick librar y. Register. COMPUTER CLASS Tu e s d a y s , A p r i l 1 7 , 2 4 Sunnyside library. Register. EDUCATORS Wednesday, April 18 Educator Open House 3:30-5:30 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 U n i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. KNIT & CROCHET Wednesdays through May 30 at the South Ozone Park

librar y. Bring needles and one skein of yarn. 1. JOB READINESS Wednesday, April 18 at the Central library at 6. NOOK NIGHT Wednesday, April 18 at 7 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 U n i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. Learn all you need to know about Nooks. ONLINE LEARNING Wednesday, April 18 Far Rockaway library at 10:30. WRITE LETTERS Wednesday, April 18 learn how to write effective, persuasive and precise letters and essays at the LIC library at 1:30. INTERVIEW PREP Wednesday, April 18 at the Flushing library at 6. LEARNING LAB Thursday, April 19 at the Far Rockaway library at 10. COMPUTER BASICS Thursday, April 19 at the Glen Oaks library. Register. US CITIZENSHIP Thursdays through April 26 Forest Hills library at 5:30. SOCIAL MEDIA Thursday, April 19 “Google plus Tutorial.” Central library. 990-8501 to register, WRITING GROUP Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 at the Broadway library. EVENING CRAFT Thursdays, April 19, 26 Fresh Meadows library at 6:30. SIGN LANGUAGE Thursday, April 19 at the East Elmhurst library at 4. INTERVIEW PREP Thursday, April 19 at the Steinway library at 6. MEMOIRS Thursdays through May 31 Langston Hughes library at 6. BOOT CAMP Thursdays through May 24 Arverne library. Register. KNITTING CLUB Friday, April 20 at the Maspeth library at 10, BEGIN COMPUTERS Fridays, April 20 at the Middle Village library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Fr e s h M e a d ow s l i b ra r y. Bring own materials. MAH JONGG Fridays, April 20, 27 at the Woodside library. Register. LEARN TO CROCHET Fridays, April 20, 27 at the McGoldrick library at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays through May 25 Auburndale library at 3:30. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, April 21 at American Mart yrs in Bayside. 631-360-9720.

HEALTH INSTRUCTION TO YOGA Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28 Lefferts library. Register. ZUMBA Monday, April 16 at the Baisley Park library at 5:15 and at the Richmond Hill library. Register. ZUMBA FITNESS Monday, April 16 Latin dance fitness program East Elmhurst library. Register. FAMILY WII ZUMBA Mondays, April 16, 23, May 14 at 6:30 at the Lefrak Cit y librar y. TAI CHI Mondays and Thursdays, April 16, 19, 23, 2630 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. CHAIR YOGA Tuesday, April 17 introduction to Chair Yoga at the Douglaston/Little Neck library. Register. BLOOD DRIVE Wednesday, April 18, Sunday, April 22, Thursday, April 26, Sunday, April 29 in Flushing. 670-6324. Saturdays, April 14, 28 am: in Jamaica. 670-1211. INTRO CHAIR YOGA Tuesdays, April 17, 24 at the Ridgewood library and Rego Park librar y. Register. MASSAGE THERAPY Wednesday, April 18, Friday, April 20, Wednesday, April 25, Friday, April 27 at NYHQ Cardiac Health in Flushing. 670-1695. MENTAL ILLNESS Wednesday, April 18 “Planning for Exceptional Families” at 7:30. 6pm caring and sharing. Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 266 th street and 76 th Avenue, Glen Oaks. 3477284. ZUMBA Wednesdays, April 18, 25 at the Astoria library. Register. YOGA CLASS Wednesdays, April 18, 25 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 6701695. ZUMBA Wednesdays, April 18, 25 at NYHQ in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. OVEREATERS ANON. Wednesdays through May 30 a t 1 1 a t t h e H o w a r d Beach library. NY CARES Thursday, April 19 New York Cares orientation for new volunteers at 4 at the Briarwood library. KIDNEY DISEASE Thursday, April 19 treatment options 670-1276. ZUMBA Thursdays, April 19, 26 at the Queens Village library. Register.


Joey Abs

Models Of Queens

Joseph Chisholm Home: St. Albans Age: 25 Height: 5’7 Weight: 191 Stats: 44-29-36

Joseph Chisholm, or a selfproclaimed “Joey The Gym Animal,” does more than break a sweat when it comes to his body. He uses his fit physique to model “sexy and casual fitness,” Chisholm said. Joseph got into the modeling industry three years ago, when business acquaintance, Beverly Love, introduced the idea to him. Soon after, she invested in Joseph’s newfound hobby as he grew passionate about it. However, modeling stands second to his first love, fitness.

“Full time? I think that’s possible, but as of right now, I do a lot of things besides modeling, “ he said. When Joseph isn’t posing for pictures, he dedicates his time as a body builder and personal trainer. He trains at several gyms, including Bally’s Total Fitness on Jamaica Ave. Chisholm even wrote a book called Body, which is publicized for readers on the internet. As far as content, “It shows everyone the art of loving and wanting a beautiful body and valuing the

Old School Rivalry

Gentle Giants Over Easter Weekend, the Queens Zoo held its annual Spring Egg-stravaganza, giving kids the opportunity to take part in an egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny, among other spring-themed activities. Featured during the event are the zoo’s 20-pound Flemish Giant rabbits – Ruby, Herman and Olivia. The Flemish Giants are an old breed of domesticated rabbits that have Flemish Giant rabbit been around since the 16th Century. Flemish Giants are reported to be one of the most docile breeds of domestic rabbits. Of course, when you’re that much bigger than everyone else, who needs to be mean?

Michael Schenkler. Contributors: Ross Barkan, Steven J. Ferrari, Veronica Lewin, Marcia Moxom Comrie, Mike Nussbaum, Jason Pafundi, Domenick Rafter.

In a recent Page Six item in the New York Post, State Sen. Malcolm Smith, who was about to receive the Historic Leadership Award at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the Boys And Girls Club, showed his lack of Shakespeare knowledge when talking about Club board member and former Fordham roommate, Denzel Washington. Smith said that when Denzel told his roommates he would one day play the role of Othello at Lincoln Center, “we laughed at him,” but according to Page Six, when Smith and friends caught their roommate’s performance, he reacted: “I was shocked. Here’s this African-American guy doing Othello, with that Old English pronunciation. I was blown away.” Hmmm… where to start… First, Othello is described by

Malcolm Smith; Denzel Washington Shakespeare as a Moor, one of the black Muslims of North Africa. Indeed, Othello was a black man. Second, Old English is a defunct language of Geoffrey Chaucer that was replaced by modern English, due in large part to its greatest writer – William Shakespeare… who wrote Othello. Oh, and that pronunciation? It’s called a British accent. So Malcolm, if you want to be impressed by Denzel’s acting chops, just wait for his soon-tobe-released “Flight”.

Tony Who? Quick: Who was the other guy who ran for Mayor 3 years ago? Perhaps you want a souvenir of his mayoral run. While living in the best borough, one may want some strange swag to brag about it to the rest of the City. Luckily, there’s zazzle.com. During a recent visit to the website, we found “718” tees, subway iPhone cases and something special – Tony Avella for Mayor buttons. In case you forgot about the State senator’s failed mayoral run in 2009, someone’s selling but-

Confidentially, New York . . .

The Other Guy was from Queens tons to jog your memory – at a website low price of $2.45. Avella dons a crown in one button, making him look like a real king of Queens. Maybe this will become a collector’s item?

Safety First Correcting your coworkers may be something best left to the bosses. An off-duty TSA worker flying through JFK overheard a fellow TSA officer on duty, pass an unflattering remark about her job. “I’ve been stuck in this hellhole for eight years,” the worker supposedly said, with a few vulgar things thrown. The off duty worker, Steven Trivett of Tennessee asked her to be more professional, which allegedly resulted in even more vulgarity. He then tried to get the woman’s name off her ID to report her and ended up with a cup of hot coffee thrown all over him. If a TSA lady at JFK with a cup of hot coffee tells you to take off your shoes…do it and don’t ask questions.

www.queenstribune.com • April 12-18, 2012 Tribune Page 35

When it comes to Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to close schools, most of the time, the local officials fighting to keep schools open have the full support of the community, the parents, teachers and students. But for a couple of moments at a rally for Bryant High School, Astoria’s own State Sen. Mike Gianaris Mike Gianaris heard the boo birds as he was introduced. Not because he wanted to close Bryant High — which he of course he opposes — but because he is a graduate of Bryant’s rival, Long Island City High School. Even more ironic is that LIC High is also on the mayor’s chopping block. Maybe it’s time the two schools mended fences.

craft,” Joseph said. His hobbies include reading, writing and poetry. He independently started his own cleaning and painting companies, and aspires to turn his fitness passion into revenue next. Joseph favors his borough. “I love Queens. It’s the best place to be in NYC besides Manhattan, especially the landscapes,” he said. His focus overlooks fun. “I don’t hang out. In my spare time I try to learn more about what I do,” Chisholm said. QConfidential is edited by:

Uh, Malcolm?


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