Vol. 43, No. 17 April 25 - May 1, 2013
SALUTE TO SMALL BUSINESS
HONORING THE WINNERS OF OUR INAUGURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
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BUSINESS ACHIEVERS On April 19, the Queens Tribune held a breakfast ceremony at Queens College honoring the contributions of many of the small businesses that help make up our diverse community. The winners of our inaugural Small Business Achievement Awards each have unique stories to tell, which we highlight here in this special issue.
U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) was the keynote speaker at the Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast. Photo by Ira Cohen
TABLE OF CONTENTS Long Island Business Institute...........................Page 4 Materials for the Arts ..........................................Page 6 Helios Energy Systems .......................................Page 8 Shine Electronics .................................................Page 8 Digital Natives Group ....................................... Page 10 Flushing Radiology ........................................... Page 12 Guys From Queens ........................................... Page 12 Emblem Health ................................................. Page 14 American Vision Optical .................................. Page 16 East River Development Corp. ........................ Page 16 Great Bear Auto ................................................ Page 18 Deutscher & Daughter ..................................... Page 20 Oliloli Studios .................................................... Page 20 Cover Design By Lianne Procanyn
VP Records ........................................................ Page 22 Joe’s Music Center............................................ Page 24 Spa Castle.......................................................... Page 24 Young Chef’s Academy .................................... Page 26 Z Hotel ................................................................ Page 28 Studio Square ................................................... Page 28 This Week’s Tribune Leisure................................................................ Page 33 Queens Today .............................................Pages 34-37 Deadline ............................................................. Page 39 Edit & Letters .................................................... Page 42 QConﬁdential .................................................... Page 53
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The Long Island Business Institute
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Much like the Borough of Queens, the Long Island Business Institute serves a largely diverse student body. High school graduates as well as older adults looking to return to school and gain skills for the modern world can learn everything they need to know at LIBI, giving them an edge in the competitive business market. LIBI currently has two campuses – one in Commack, Long Island, and one in Flushing. Its Flushing campus was strategically chosen and reflects the diversity of the Borough and the community it educates, including a number of immigrant students from East Asia, the Caribbean and South America. “Flushing is a vibrant, diverse community with access to multiple modes of public transportation,” said Monica Foote, president of the LIBI. “There was a void in this community LIBI could fill, as it is uniquely affordable and jobMonica Foote, president of the Long Island Business Institute, receives the Excelsior Award during the training oriented.” At LIBI, these immigrant stu- Small Business Achievement Awards Ceremony at Queens College on April 19. dents can take advantage of the campus’s intricate English as a night, and many of those students Reporting Association) approved. a v a i l a b l e f r e e t u t o r i n g , b o t h Second Language courses. Busi- have other obligations at home or We are considered by this presti- group and individualized.” Since her time at LIBI, Foote gious organization to be one of the ness and office degree programs have jobs. “Many of our students come to finest programs in the nation, and has seen the economy undergo are among the most popular at us, hoping to improve their lives the proof is in the fact that our many changes. As government LIBI’s Flushing campus. “Because a large portion of the and those of their families,” she graduates can be found in the funding began to diminish, many communities we serve comprise an said. “Most of our students who courtrooms on the municipal, state colleges were forced to raise tuition. This is not the case at LIBI. immigrant population, we provide attend night school hold at least and federal level.” “We have not raised tuition since In programs that have been ofESL as a bridge to college-level a part time job – in fact, many learning,” Foote said. “We also of- juggle full-time jobs, family fered for than more one year at the I arrived in 2008, and our gradufer standalone certificates for obligations and come to school college, between 74 and 92 per- ates in seven of nine programs have cent of students are employed zero student loan debt,” she those students who come to the in the evenings.” The Long Island Business In- upon graduation. Over the last said. “We have written eight new United States with an already-articulated skill or are stitute was founded year, LIBI has also introduced four and already launched four new prootherwise careerin 1968 as a busi- new programs. Because LIBI takes grams in the past year alone, will “Many of our ness school in into consideration the needs of the further respond to the needs of the ready.” Commack. Twenty- employers when starting their pro- recovering economy.” Today, the col- students come to In addition to maintaining realege has a total of seven years later, it grams, their job-placement rates 1,000 students with us, hoping to was certified as an are consistently good, Foote said. sonable tuition rates for students and According to Foote, LIBI is a providing an affordable education, occupational colapproximately 87 improve their lege by the New student-centered college vested in Foote said LIBI has an excellent staff percent attending the campus in lives and those of York State Board of the success of each and every of teachers, many of which hold at single one of their students. The least a Master’s degree. Flushing. It services Regents. “Many of them are veterans in The college has college has six academic advisors a very diverse body their families.” their field of expertise with exwhose job it is to help their stua number of comcomprising of many – Monica Foote middle-aged stupetitive courses dents at the Flushing campus tensive knowledge in the areas in dents. available. Accord- navigate the academic system and which they teach. For example, a “American higher education as ing to Foote, LIBI’s accounting ensure that they graduate on time. retired US Army Major General This involved relationship, wrote our Homeland Security cura whole has been changing because program and homeland security the demographic of the college-go- department are very popular. LIBI Foote said, sets LIBI apart from riculum and is actively teaching in the program,” she said. “All ing population has been shifting,” also has a hospitality program and other colleges in New York. “This level of personal aca- of our ESL teachers hold a Foote said. “College students are no recently launched elder care offerlonger just the traditional 18-year- ing. Their most competitive d e m i c g u i d a n c e i s u n p r e c - Master’s degree, and a typical olds supported by their parents. In course, however, is court reporting. edented, especially in public court reporting professor has over fact, according to the “Court reporting is an incred- colleges,” she said. “Because we 20 years in the field.” The Long Island Business statistics released by the U.S. Dept. ibly difficult field that requires stu- serve a non-traditional student of Education, approximately 25 dents to transcribe at a rate of 225 body, we are keenly aware of the Institute’s Flushing campus is lopercent of college students nation- words per minute,” Foote said. “We needs adult learners have, and cated at 136-18 39th Ave. For inwide are now over 30-years-old.” are not only one of the few accred- we ensure we provide the appro- formation, call (718) 939-5100 or A staggering 42 percent of stu- ited programs in the region, but priate support mechanisms to visit www.libi.edu. -Natalia Kozikowska dents who attend LIBI do so at we are also NCRA (National Court our students, including widely-
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Mother of the Year CONTEST
The Queens Tribune and its advertisers are pleased to once again present our “Mother of the Year” contest. Our Mother’s Day issue will feature winning entries plus thoughts from the children of Queens. This is our small way of paying tribute to the moms out there who help make Queens a better place to live.
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CONTEST RULES 1. Submit 250 words as to why your mom is special. You or your mom must be a Queens resident. 2. Entries must be received by Friday, May 3, 2013. 3. Give your age (18+ acceptable), address, phone number, plus mom's name and address. 4. Enclose a photo of mom or mom and her kid(s) where possible; put full names on back of photo. Sorry, they can't be returned. 5. Mail entries to “Mother of the Year,” Queens Tribune, 150-50 14th Road, Whitestone, NY 11357. 6. The entries will be judged in three age groups A) 8 and under; B) 9-12 and C) 13 - adult. Judging will be based on content, creativity and sensitivity. We are open-minded and even mother-in-law entries will be accepted.
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Materials for the Arts Stays Green Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling. It gradually expanded over the years to include City agencies, social services, public schools and non-profits. Harriet Taub, the current executive director for MFTA, was initially hired to integrate 1200 schools Materials for the Arts executive director partnered with the or- Harriet Taub asks a question about the ganization. government’s environmental strategy to U.S. “Artists have always Rep. Joseph Crowley during the Small Business been people who have Achievement Awards breakfast. looking in materials in new ways. There are ways to re- million from 1,632 businesses and think and reimagine everyday individuals. Those products were materials,” Taub said. “That, for given to 1,876 non-profits and us, is the very sustainable part of public schools. it.” Since New Year’s Day, MFTA In 2001, MFTA moved to its has diverted 330,491 pounds of current home at 33-00 Northern materials from going into the Blvd., Long Island City, where it landfill. has 35,000 square feet of space. To organize all of the prodToday, MFTA works with 4,201 ucts and donations it receives, member organizations and MFTA gets volunteers and inschools throughout the five bor- terns to help out. In 2012, voloughs. Last year, it collected 600 unteers contributed 7,310 hours tons of supplies valued at $5.2 of service, with a monthly aver-
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On the Materials for the Arts, Dept. of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said the organization was “green when green was just a color.” Such a sentiment fits with the organization’s mission, which is to support the arts and education through the sustainable reuse of donated materials. The program lets people and businesses give away products so artists, students and other groups can find creative new uses for them. MFTA was founded in 1978 by Angela Fremont, an artist working in Central Park for the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. She heard that the Children’s Zoo was looking for a refrigerator to house animal medicine. Fremont took to the airwaves through a local radio show and asked listeners to supply a working fridge if they could. Her office got a bunch of phone calls and MFTA was born. Initially, it only supported nonprofit arts organizations. Over time, the Chelsea-based institute grew, eventually receiving funding from the City’s Dept. of Sanitation through their Bureau of Waste
age of 93 people lending a hand. MFTA also has a robust Education Center, in which students, teachers, artists and members of the community learn and create with the donations found in the warehouse. Much of the art is put on display throughout its offices. In 2012, 2,515 students, teachers and parents visited the organization. Last year, MFTA launched its Artist-in-Residence program, which provides an artist with a workspace in the warehouse, giving him or her a chance to create with donated supplies and giving visitors an opportunity to learn from an artist. The program offers an opportunity for reuse, creativity and education all at once. To help support the ventures that the City cannot afford to pay for, MFTA has a non-profit wing called Friends of Materials for the Arts. An annual fundraising event for the support branch is held in the fall. The latest goal is working to make the 90 field trips MFTA holds for schools free, rather than having students cover the cost. - Joe Marvilli
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Helios Brings Green Energy To Queens For the last five years, one Flushing-based business is looking to bring more environmentally friendly energy to Queens and the rest of New York City. Helios Energy Systems is a company that specializes in designing and installing solar panels and green energy systems in residential and commercial properties. The business started back in 2008 when its president, Thomas Chen, realized that solar energy was an emerging need with more countries starting to
use this type of energy. Helios would become a subsidiary company under Crystal Window and Door Systems, a business that manufactures windows and doors. Tiffany Chiang, the office manager for Helios, said the window company had always concentrated on saving energy for its customers and Helios is just an extension of that. One common misconception, Chiang said, that people have of getting solar panels on their prop-
erty is the cost associated with buying it. She said that many think it is very expensive to get solar panels, but there are several rebates and discounts they can get, including a full rebate on your property tax, when you get those panels installed. Chiang said that after all the rebates are applied, the average cost for getting a green energy system is around $6,000 to $7,000. Another benefit of the solar panels, Chiang said, is the amount of money saved on the
electric bill. Getting those panels cause less energy to be used on the property. “You’ll never have to worr y about the constant increase of your bill ever again,” she said. Moving forward, Chiang says that they hope to expand the areas that they serve further into New York. They currently service the five boroughs and Nassau County. They intend to go into Suffolk County and possibly upstate New York. - Luis Gronda
Refurbishment at Shine Electronics When it comes to repair and reusability, Shine Electronics has the skill set to take old or damaged products and make them useful once again. The company’s mission statement is “to provide the highest level of quality and service for our customers.” The statement is backed up by the company’s history and policies. For more than 30 years, Shine has been a provider of electronic restoration and refurbish-
ing solutions. The main office is located at 11-15 46th Ave., Long Island City, where a 40,000square-foot production facility can be found. There is a 23,000square-foot branch office in Woodside as well. The company started when Kyu Hueng Park came to New York from Ko rea with an electronics background. In 1977, he founded Shine Electronics. Today, the services Shine of-
fer are handset refurbishment and restoration, handset and accessory remanufacturing services, handset repair for products with and without warranties, battery reconditioning and testing. Shine Electronics has partnerships with Verizon, Sprint, M o t o rola, Samsung, Personal Communication Devices, Pantech, Kyocera and GoodNet. The company also works with cell phone manufacturers and other service
centers to train regularly on new technologies and cell phone models. The work to reuse products that would otherwise wind up in a landfill is proof that helping the environment is an important and essential part of the practice. “It is our responsibility to contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment,” reads their environmental statement. - Joe Marvilli
World-Class Vascular Surgical Care Close to Home Gregg S. Landis, MD, FACS has joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System as Vice Chairman, Surgery and Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at our Long Island Jewish Medical Center. With over 18 years of experience, Dr. Landis, a board certified vascular surgeon, specializes in state-of-the-art treatments for prevention of stroke, peripheral arterial disease and minimally invasive vascular interventions, as well as comprehensive wellness care. As an Associate Professor of Surgery, North Shore-LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine, Dr. Landis is helping to advance medical education in vascular and endovascular healthcare. Now as part of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group, Dr. Landis and his patients have access to the extensive resources of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the experts at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
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Tech Sector Business
Digital Natives Group Bring Online Understanding who also ran his own their constituents. marketing firm in The pilot program Westchester. One of started in a Long Ishis clients needed land district, but help with some digithere are plans to extal projects, so the two pand it in the fall. students offered their Ringo is a stuservices. From there, dent life network Jonathan Jacobs that makes schools (Chief Marketing Ofand campuses more ficer) and John Botte connected. Student (Chief Technology clubs can each creOfficer), high school ate their own page, friends of Guttman, increasing their were added to the ability to communimix, leading to the cate beyond paper formation of Digital flyers and e-mail Digital Natives Group founders Ben Guttman, Jonathan mailing lists. The Natives. They moved the Jacobs and Vladimir Lackovic receive the Tech Sector Award program is currently business to 5-22 46th during the Small Business Achievement Awards. in an open beta at Ave., Long Island Baruch College, City in July 2012 and have al- Natives. Specifically, they are where it is connected to 175 stuready joined the community, be- working to make the school expe- dent organizations. ing active members of the Cham- rience easier for all through moDigital Natives Group is workber of Commerce. bile applications like Whisper ing on its goal of ushering busi“There’s a certain feeling in the and Ringo. nesses into a digital landscape air that people are making Whisper is a turnkey mobile with more applications and prothings,” Guttman said. “That’s a application for school districts. It grams that they will reveal in the really cool vibe to be a part of.” creates a direct line of communi- near future. While they are working to re- cation between parents, students, “We’re having a lot of fun dovamp and connect businesses, teachers and other residents, al- ing what we’re doing,” Guttman digital developments in education lowing districts to share informa- said. are another big part of Digital tion, events and alerts with all of – Joe Marvilli Photo by Ira Cohen
With each passing year, the world continues its transition into a digital landscape, particularly in terms of business and information. While many people are adapting to online practices and lifestyles, some businesses and groups are at risk of falling behind. That is where Digital Natives comes in. Digital Natives Group is a fullservice digital agency owned and operated by recent college graduates. Their goal is to help businesses adjust and transition into an online landscape. The company offers help with modern web design and development, in a simple way that businesses can understand and use. “We call ourselves a problemsolving digital agency,” Chief Operating Officer Vladimir Lackovic said. “We do everything from websites, to social media marketing, design, mobile apps, i Pad apps, overall branding. Pretty much, we can do anything.” The company’s origin came during CEO Ben Guttman and Lackovic’s time at Baruch College. They had a marketing professor
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FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center The FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center approaches cancer in a new and fresh way, distinguishing the center from similar facilities. Their mission is to change the face of cancer treatment through the use of innovative therapies and warm approach. The center’s methods are inspired by advanced and cuttingedge technology with professional
experience and revolutionary treatment options. The facility has helped patients with all kinds of cancer including brain, prostate, breast, skin, stomach, lung, kidney and spine. The FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center does not only provide patients with the latest and best options for treatment, its staff strives to restore hope and improve patient outcomes. The
entire team is focused on making each visitor feel comfortable by promoting a positive energy. The FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife currently has two locations – one in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and one in the heart of downtown Flushing. As part of its commitment to help patients battling cancer, FROS Radiation Oncology is the first cancer treatment center in
Guys From Queens Network An idea that was drawn up while having a beer with a friend has now turned into a big network that extends across the country. The Guys From Queens Network hosts several podcasts throughout the country all from a small room at a Bayside residence. Andrew Zarian, the 29-yearold owner and founder of GFQ, said that he first started doing podcasts as a hobby. In the infant days of his podcasting career in 2009, Zarian would do podcasts with his friend, stand-up comedian Kunal Arora, as a way for Arora to practice his material and for Zarian to con-
tinue his interest in radio. “We just started doing it, literally sitting at two opposite sides of the room and with two microphones,” he said. By 2011, Zarian realized that running GFQ would be his fulltime gig and he needed to commit all of his time to it. The network now has studios in Queens, Manhattan, Los Angeles and Nashville, where some of the other hosts live. The network hosts about 15 shows per week and most of them are produced out of Zarian’s home studio in Bayside. Zarian said that now, in addition to doing the shows and get-
ting to speak behind a microphone to a large audience, he has to worry about things like revenue coming into the business as well as making sure other employees get paid for their time as well. Even with that added responsibility, he said that doing this still feels like it did when it first started. “Even with all that, it still doesn’t feel like a job because everyone is so close, where everyone picks up the slack if it’s needed,” Zarian said. “I get paid to just sit here and BS behind a microphone.” – Luis Gronda
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Community Involvement In an effort to help a community in need, the largest New Yorkbased health insure r, EmblemHealth, opened a new health guidance center in Cambria Heights that helps equip residents with the information they need to take advantage of the services around them. The center, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, is giving locals the chance to meet with experts who will listen to their health challenges and help them use their insurance coverage and other community facilities to live healthier lives – all at no cost. “We are very, very proud of what we are doing in Neighborhood Care because what we’re doing is taking away the obstacles that keep our community from taking care of their health,” said Patricia McDonald, community liaison for Neighborhood Care. “We’re providing community resources when someone comes in [and] we are developing partnerships with our community, which is our community integration.” The company’s qualified team
of experts is comprised of healthcare solution specialists, community liaisons, a registered nurse, a pharmacist and a behavioral health specialist. Together, they assist people in finding a doctor, identifying affordable options, solving claims and billing issues, making sense of their medication, joining health and wellness programs and finding innetwork treatment options. Each appointment is about 20 minutes. “We’re providing a level of clinical services which include our pharmacists, our program specialist and also a nurse,” McDonald said. In addition to its health guiding services, the 2,800-square-foot Cambria Heights facility has a wide variety of special features available for free. Visitors have access to a health and wellness library, education classes and seminars, an Xbox Kinect fitness station, an iPad station and a ‘neighborhood room’ – a room where neighbors can interact. “The beautiful thing is we are open to our entire community so when we do our Zumba classes or our diabetes classes, whatever it
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EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care
Emblem Health Neighborhood Care recently opened a location in Cambria Heights. is that we’re doing, we’re expecting the entire community to come together,” McDonald said. EmblemHealth’s initiative was to select neighborhoods that had a need for such centers and their studies determined that Cambria Heights had a high demand. The center has also opened a location in Harlem and has made arrangements to build a facility in Chinatown. EmblemHealth is also looking to expand to other neigh-
borhoods in Queens like Jackson Heights and Corona. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is located at 206-20 Linden Blvd., and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about the center, call (866) 539-0999. For more information about the facility, including a virtual tour and an events listing, visit www.emblemhealth.com/ehnc. – Natalia Kozikowska
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East River Development Alliance The East River Development Alliance has been trying to improve the lives of people who live in public housing since it was founded in 2004. They have done this using the “inside-out” method that is referred to by its president and founder, Bishop Mitchell Taylor. This means people can take the skills and knowledge they gain at the non-profit organization and use it to improve their lives outside of the center. They primarily serve the areas of Queensbridge, Astoria, Ravenswood and Woodside, all neighborhoods that have many public housing complexes. ERDA offers a wide variety of services, including employment services like getting a person a fulltime or part-time job or an internship, financial help like one-onone financial education, access to public benefits and tenant advocacy. Taylor said they do this to give these services to people that otherwise would not have it available to them because of the area they live in. “We want to bring these services to people in neighborhoods that generally have only cash check-
ing places and liquor stores,” Bishop said. He added that they service about 4,500 to 5,000 people every year and they have been responsible for placing about 1,000 people per year in a new job. Before ERDA opened, Bishop said that there was no organization that provided any of these
services to people living in public housing and this needed to change. He added that while it has taken a lot of time and effort over the years, the hard work has been worth it because of the amount of people they help on a yearly basis. “It’s such a Herculean lift to help people like this in New York
City,” Bishop said. “I never really thought it would take off in this latitude.” For the future, Bishop said that they plan on reviving a program called “ERDA Home,” which helps people who live in public housing become a homeowner. – Luis Gronda
American Vision Gives Back
American Vision of Lynbrook and Bayside has been a family-run business since 1984. Ed and Sherry Teran, along with their daughter, Dr. Elyse Teran, O.D., work together to provide their customers with excellent customer service and have become an integral part of the local community. They not only have a passion for eye care, but also a vision to increase the patriotic values of the community. The family took the initiative to pay homage to the services our country offers, such as the Army and Military, by placing flags on the bridge of the Bell Boulevard Long Island Rail Road station. “The flags are up year around
because we want to honor our veterans and service men,” said Teran. “We have thrived through the years because we give customers what they are looking for and welcome them in to fix their glasses, even if it was bought at another eye care facility,” said Teran. The clientele has grown through the years as Teran described a shift from Jewish, Greek and Italian customers to more Asian Americans. Teran also describes a drastic shift toward the competition of businesses over the Internet. American Vision has an award-winning website and they update their Facebook page on a daily basis. “We are keeping up the chang-
ing times of the new world by posting our doctor’s resumes, a detailed list of services and coupons on our website,” said Teran. American Vision offers a varied list of services, including all kinds of contacts lens; eye glasses, plastic, metal, or rimless; sports glasses; bike riding glasses and eye exams. Teran explained a service most eye care providers do not offer Doctors with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certifications. This certification allows them to write prescriptions to treat and manage many eye diseases and infections, saving their patients a trip to the emergency room. – Trisha Sakhuja
Congratulates Downtown Jamaica’s PATRICIA CHIN, FOUNDER VP RECORDS and REBECCA DEUTSCHER, PRESIDENT DEUTSCHER AND DAUGHTER, INC. For their contributions to Jamaica’s growth and their recognition by the Queens Tribune for Small Business Achievements
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Women Owned Businesses
Great Bear Auto Demystifies Car Repair Fordin was able to grow the business quite rapidly through the years by targeting women as her central focus. She holds professional licenses and certifications in various areas, including Automotive Training Program (ATTP), New York State Motor Vehicle Inspector, New York State Motorcycle Inspector, Air Conditioning Refrigerant and Automotive Service Excellence. The website, which highlights the theme, “What Women Auto Know,” is a great resource for all drivers to learn more about their cars. It includes topics on gas, tires, fluids, maintenance of cars, brakes and how to extend your car’s life. “Repairing and maintaining your own car can be fun and rewarding,” said Fordin. “You will save precious time and money every time you stick your head under the hood instead of dropping your car off at the shop.” “The website is an online community-based on ranking and reviewing your auto repair services, so other women and drivers can find a shop and can learn the ba-
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If you are a woman who has been taken advantage of at an auto shop, go to Great Bear Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop. Owner Audra Fordin, a mother of three children, wants to take the fear out of auto repair through education, community feedback and peer-to-peer support. She gives women the confidence they need by helping them save money and empowers them to help them maintain the safety and longevity of their vehicles. Great Bear, located in Flushing, has been in business since 1933. It stands on the pillars built by her grandfather and greatgrandfathers. She took over the business after her father in 2007 and is the first female to hold this position. The auto shop specializes in New York State inspection, diagnostics, air conditioning, wheel alignments, auto body, new car maintenance, brakes, front-end, engine, transmission and suspension. The staff also speaks various languages, including English, Greek, Spanish and Korean.
Great Bear Auto Body owner Audra Fo rdin at the Small Business Achievement Awards ceremony. sic resources to educate yourself about your car,” said Fordin. “We are demystifying the car and providing resources to be empowered when it comes to your car and driving.” Auto Bear’s services are included on Angies List of Auto Repair and Audra hosts her own “Women Auto Know” segment on the Verizon FiOS1 television show, Push Pause. She serves on a few committees, including Farmingdale Automotive Tech-
nology, GoGreen Auto, Undercar Service Magazine and FenderBender Magazine. Fordin was named the 2011 Female Auto Repair Shop Owner of the Year. Out of the generosity of her heart, Fordin hosts free workshops to empower student, senior and women drivers, where she asks the community to donate money to help fix women-owned cars, who otherwise cannot afford it themselves. A portion of the proceeds are also donated to Breast Cancer and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. More than 125 people have participated in the free workshop so far. Fo rdin is in the works of building a charging station for hybrid and electric cars. Her vision to help young ladies goes as far as developing a program to encourage young women in foster care to guide them into a career in auto repair, so they too can become empowered. Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718-357-4000), Ext. 128, or at email@example.com.
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Rooted in the Community, Growing to Meet Your Needs Flushing Hospital has been serving the community for over 125 years, and just as the neighborhood has grown, so has our commitment to it. Over the past few years, we’ve taken several steps to ensure that we’re providing the most advanced and comprehensive care. At Flushing, qualified doctors have been added, allowing new programs and services to bud and existing ones to branch out. Even with our recent growth, we want you to know that our interests are still firmly rooted in this community.
To find out more about the services offered at Flushing Hospital, please call 718-670-5000 or visit www.flushinghospital.org
• Emergency Services • Ambulatory Care • Pediatrics • Psychiatry and Addiction Services • Obstetric & Gynecology • Rehabilitative Services • Radiology • Dental • Department of Medicine • Surgery • Wound Care Center • Geriatric Medicine
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Deutscher & Daughter: A Generational Business Deutscher & Daughter is a family-run business which has been able to provide valuable services to New Yorkers for decades. The Deutschers have been in business since 1913 when Joseph Deutscher started making saddles for horses. “ Well my daughter’s great grandfather [Joseph] started a
saddle making business since 1913 and of course, over the years, saddle making was no longer a profession,” said Rebecca Deutscher, owner and president of Deutscher & Daughter. At some point, the Deutschers began to shift focus and go into hardware and contractor supplies. This company was called
Deutscher & Sons. To compliment the hardware business, the family opened Deutscher & Daughter, a company which distributes doors with architectural hardware. “Just the fact that our business has continued for four generations is kind of unusual, it’s not something you see often,” she said. Together, Rebecca and her
Oliloli Studio: Crafts For Everyone The idea to create a welcoming arts and crafts space for parents and children was implemented two years ago by Sandra Mandell, owner of Olioli Studios. Mandell is a mother of two children, Eva, 7 and Oliver, 4, who felt there was a lack of art space for parents and children to share. She envisioned a safe place to express your creativity without having to be an artist. Olioli Studios, located in Forest Hills, offers skill-building activities for families by giving them the opportunity to use their hands and creative minds to create masterpieces. An experienced artist leads the projects while your family enjoys
quality time together. The inclusive fee ranging from $16-24 per project gives you an unlimited amount of supplies. Best of all, you can take your handmade project home. “Parents will come in with their children and ten minutes after their children start a project, you see the parents get up and choose their own project,” said Mandell. “Adults leave art to the kids and I wanted to change that.” The studio offers classes and workshops on glass fusing, crochet, knitting, pottery painting, jewelry making, oil on canvas, paper crafts and woodcrafts. “The response has been overwhelming positive because everyone mentions the lack of hands-on art
spaces in Queens,” said Mandell. “The City and Brooklyn has a lot of similar places, but our borough is thriving with so many local artists that love to come in and lead art projects with families.” The eco-friendly tables inside the studio are made from recycled barn wood. “We use materials inaccessible to most, such as the opportunity to create glass projects, by designing, cutting, grinding and glass fusing,” said Mandell. “Or you can make your own eco-friendly hand stamped wrapping paper.” For information on the studio, call (718) 261-1238 or visit www.olilolistudio.com. -Trisha Sakhuja
husband, Allan Deutscher, a former customer, have four sons and a daughter. The Deutschers strategically named the business Deutscher & Daughter so that their daughter, Danielle, could grow up knowing she was welcome to join them. “I didn’t want my daughter to grow up thinking she couldn’t have her own business,” Rebecca said. While many would perceive the architectural door supply industry as a male-dominated field, Rebecca hopes to change that perception. “I think it just goes to prove that women can do anything a man can do – they just have to put their minds to it,” she said. Deutscher & Daughter prides itself on customer service. They consult with their clients on a one-to-one basis and strive to give each of their customers special attention. Some of their big clients include the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the School Construction Authority, the Housing Authority, the Empire State Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. -Natalia Kozikowska
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Minority Owned Businesses
VP Records Grows Over 40 Years in Queens in 1979 with VP and Etana, a very strong Records. The title comes up-and-comer, according from the combination of to Chin. the couple’s first initials. “We’re very happy to When they first arrived, the represent the singer and owners struggled with the develop the singers, the transition. artists, musicians and pro“It was very tough, very ducers and do the distrihard. Nobody knew at that bution for them,” Patricia time about reggae music,” added. Patricia said. “They only Even in the face of deknew about Marley. We had clining CD sales, VP to convince them that we Records is finding differhad a lot of other artists.” ent ways to showcase their Over time, the new busiartists. ness lived up to its slogan, VP Records founder Patricia Chin welcomed VP Records’ retail store “Miles Ahead in Reggae legendary artist Snoop Lion to its Jamaica is located at 170-21 JaMusic,” becoming the location Tuesday. maica Ave. VP Records’ world’s leading distributor office in Queens is found of music from the Caribbean. distributed here. So we started to at 89-05 138th St., Jamaica. On With such a prosperous venture sign the artists,” Patricia said. July 21, they will have a Jamaiand an entrepreneurial approach, In 2002, the label joined can Jerk Festival, a multi-cultural, Vincent and Patricia took another forces with Atlantic Records in a family-friendly food event in Roy step forward and launched VP long-term strategic pact. Wilkens Park. Records as a music label in 1993. “ We could do bigger things Given the label’s success, The label was a chance for them than a small company,” Patricia Patricia is happy to see that her to sign many of the artists whose said. “They allowed us to do the husband’s instinct about Jamaica music they could no longer import core marketing for them because was correct. due to restrictions in Jamaica. we understand our niche market.” “He saw a bigger picture that “We had so many friends in Artists on the VP Records la- Jamaica could be developed and Jamaica, artists and producers bel include Sean Paul, Bushman, it was so true,” she said. who wanted to have their music Luciano, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder -Joe Marvilli Photo by Ira Cohen
VP Records has had one of the longest journeys out of today’s small businesses in Queens. The company transitioned from the country of Jamaica to the neighborhood of Jamaica and from a record store to a record label. Throughout it all, VP continued to grow. The journey to VP started over 40 years ago in Kingston, Jamaica. Vincent Chin got his first experience with the music business when he was maintaining the jukeboxes at bars throughout the country. From there, he learned to take advantage of this opportunity and sell old records that would otherwise be thrown away for new ones. Vincent and his wife, Patricia, found great success with their jukebox venture, leading to them opening a retail store in downtown Kingston called Randy’s Records. A few years later, the Chins opened Studio 17, a production facility used by legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Gregory Isaacs. In the mid-70s, the couple moved to America and set up shop
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Joe’s Music Center Brings Music To St. Albans Joe’s Music Center was established in 1998 as a hobby by Jolander and Grantley Headley. Jolander was on paternity leave and was asked by her neighbors to give their children music lessons, as it was known that she had studied music. “We were always encouraged and asked to teach others, particular children,” Jolander said. The amount of students rapidly increased, to the point where they moved the lessons to a nearby church. Through word of mouth, the lessons and number of students ballooned even more until it reached the point where Joe’s Music Center was established at 114-04 Farmers Blvd., St. Albans. The business now teaches all instruments, dance and musical theater with an assortment of university-trained specialists. At the moment, the business’ staff is made up of 45 members. Over 400 students currently come to the academy to learn, not including the additional students found in their programs at private schools, charter schools, churches, daycare centers and more. Many of those alumni and current students have taken part in the organization’s recitals, a chance for
them to show what they have learned in both an informal and formal setting. While the summer recital with all the students is a more casual affair, the winter recital is a gala that takes place at venues like the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. “Adding that enrichment element we thought was a good idea,
we felt that students really did need this experience,” Jolander said. Joe’s Music Center is partnered with State Farm Insurance and Major Music International Corporation, the not-for-profit arm of the business that was started in 2007. Being centered in southeast Queens, Joe’s Music Center offers students a high-level learning ex-
perience that they do not have to travel far to enjoy. “The quality of education we’re providing, the students don’t feel the need to go to the City. We’ve been referred to as the Juilliard of Queens,” Jolander said. “It’s a humbling experience and allows us the opportunity to enrich lives.” – Joe Marvilli
Spa Castle Offers Relaxation In Queens As you walk through the doors of Spa Castle New York, located in College Point, you will feel relaxed and liberated from unnecessary baggage. Steve Chon, architect and engineer by profession, is the owner of Spa Castle, having traveled all around the world to visit various ornate spas to bring all his ideas together to create a luxury spa in 2007. “Visitors come in and are surprised to see such a large facility with so much to do with after paying the entrance fee alone,” said Stephanie Chon, Chief Operating Officer of Spa Castle. “We have created a relaxing, group-friendly environment.” The facility is equipped with
spa pools, sauna and steam rooms, an Aqua Bar, the Kiddie Pool, a waterfall, a Hinoki Bath, a hydrotherapy foot spa and body massage, a fitness center and a food court. The service department includes a full body scrub, a full body massage, a lavender/beauty spa, hand and foot reflexology, and Avenue S, which is the private spa that includes a set of services and treatments. “At first we thought the spa would stay popular within the Asian population because they understand the background and history of our services, but within the last year, we are seeing a greater number of Caucasians, Hispanics and African Americans
enjoy our spas and facility just as much,” said Chon. Chon mentioned an increased desire by returning clients to have lodging alongside their services. Therefore, Spa Castle expanded to Dallas, Texas. The One Boutique Hotel offers the same luxury services, but on a grandeur scale, which is also a unique setting for weddings, conferences and parties. “A l o t o f o u r c l i e n t s f ro m New York travel to experience the sp a i n D a l l a s, w h i c h h a s prompted us to expand to New York City, the Poconos in Pennsylvania, and either Los Angeles or Washington D.C.,” said Chon. – Trisha Sakhuja
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Young Chefs Teaches Culinary Skills very beginning of learnwhen it happens,” Karen ing about food and its said. ingredients. The secAccording to Karen, ond level is the 7-11 age when they first started algroup. There, they learn most six years ago, she about fresh vegetables, and Chris were deterfood ingredients, commined to start the school position and the meals and make it a success no that celebrity chefs matter what obstacles make. came before them. In the senior chef “For it to fail wasn’t section of the academy, really an option for us,” ages 12 and up, the stushe said. dents begin the handsNow, the school has on work in the kitchen, succeeded, hosting over cooking their own meals 100 students every week. and making the kitchen Their future plans intheir home away from Young chefs at work during a Food Network weekend clude extending the age in September. home. group further to offer How the students classes to people 21 and move their way up in the school a system organized like that is not older. Karen said that they have works like a black belt system: at something that you will find in hired a new teacher that will teach the end of each month, they take most other places, the non-com- those classes and they hope to a written exam. If they pass, they petitive nature of the academy is start that up as soon as possible. are awarded with a badge that says another unique aspect of the It costs $70 a year for a memhe or she passed the test. After school. She said that all of the bership to the academy. You can six badges, they are given their students pull for their peers to also pay for the classes as you go, own chef jacket that they can succeed and offer help if it is but most people tend to buy the proudly wear while working in the needed. package deal when signing up for kitchen. “There’s no competition here. the school, Karen said. Karen said that while having Everyone celebrates each triumph – Luis Gronda Photo courtesy of Young Chefs Academy
The Young Chefs Academy gives its younger people a chance to polish their cooking skills as either an activity to do in their leisure time or as a possible career. Since the Forest Hills location opened in 2007, the academy has offered cooking and baking classes for people between the ages of 4 and 21. Karen and Chris Chesleigh, the husband and wife duo that own and operate the cooking school, got the idea to open the academy after the couple had their first child. They wanted to do something that would benefit kids and teach them math, science and the nutrition of food. Now, they see the benefit their establishment has had on the younger kids enrolled in the school as well as their own child. “They’re becoming food snobs,” Karen joked. The classes at the school are divided up into three age groups: ages 4-6, or “kinder cooks” as Karen calls them, work with colors, shapes, taste and smell, the
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Studio Square: A Beer Garden With A Twist What was once an old and abandoned warehouse has now turned into a flourishing beer garden that is a popular destination in Astoria and Long Island City. Studio Square is a 60,000 square foot building that doubles as an event space that hosts concerts, parties and community events and as a beer garden that gives people a place to go for a tasty drink and succulent finger food. Since it opened in 2009, Studio Square has become hot spot
if you are looking to spend a night out in Queens. According to Peter Mason, chief marketing officer of S Hospitality Group, the owner and operator of Studio Square, more than two million people have walked through its doors since its opening four years ago. The idea behind Studio Square, Mason said, was to give a modern look to an old-school Bavarian beer garden. While Bohemian Beer Garden has long been a stable of Astoria, he said they wanted to create a beer garden with high
definition televisions and multiple areas for people to walk around while they are there. “There was nothing like this back then and there’s no place like this now,” Mason said. “Our goal was basically to give people a local place to go to enjoy themselves.” The company’s owners, Steven Tallides and Larry Cerullo, got the idea to open a beer garden after a trip to Munich, Germany. The beer garden offers several different alcoholic options including local beers like Bluepoint
and Captain Lawrence, domestic drinks like Blue Moon and Samuel Adams and foreign beers like Germany’s Radeberger. Among the events it hosts are a Summer Spit Barbeque featuring celebrity chef David Burke and an annual party on Cinco de Mayo. A new event this year is the Smoke 2013: Whiskey, Cigar and Barbeque Festival on May 18. People who attend this get four cigars, a travel case and open bar and whiskey tasting stations. -Luis Gronda
Queens Hotel With Manhattan Skyline If you want to see the expansive view of the Manhattan skyline without paying the Manhattan hotel room price, book a room at the Z NYC Hotel, located at 1101 43rd Ave., Long Island City. Owner Henry Zilberman’s vision was to create a place in proximity to the City and offer the same view. The hotel is equipped with a 5,000-square-foot rooftop lounge, Z Roof, a subterranean restaurant and Z Lounge, which is open all day. It provides free Internet ac-
cess and free domestic and international phone calls to all of its guests. The signature Z-burger is a hot item on the new tapas menu, which offers small, light bite food. You can take a one-stop subway ride into the City or ride the free shuttle bus to and from the City. Every guest is also given a complimentary bicycle, helmet and chain/lock. Each of the 100 rooms comes with the breathtaking 360-degree view of the skyline. “Our clientele is always sur-
prised after their first stay because no one expects a hotel to offer what we do outside of the City,” said Lisa Gneo, director of sales and marketing. “ We want to change everyone’s mindset because Long Island City has so much to offer. ” The hotel gives tourists a reason to stay and tour Long Island City’s various art galleries, including MoMA PS1, comedy clubs, film studios, the Museum of the Moving Image, restaurants and the iconic Silvercup Studios.
The hotel pays homage to local artists by showcasing their paintings in the Z Gallery. The diverse collection is available for purchase. “The Z Gallery offers a relaxing environment to all of our guests, while giving the artists international exposure because our guests are from all over the world,” said Gneo. Z Roof will host its first party of the year,“Cuatro de Mayo” on Saturday May 4. -Trisha Sakhuja
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Notice of formation of Spartan Demolition Company LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on May 18 th, 2012. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 121-07 234 th St Rosedale, NY 11422. Purpose: any lawful purpose. __________________________________ Notice of Formation of Five Ten Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/ 13/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 29-27 41st Ave., Ste. 606, Long Island City, NY 11101, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. __________________________________ Notice of Formation of Front Apartments, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/ 11/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Werber Management, 40-52 75th St., Elmhurst, NY 11373, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. __________________________________ Notice of Qualification of BWID, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/ 13. Office location: Queens County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. __________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No. 27923/10 Date Purchased 11/5/10 AMENDED SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial Plaintiff resides at 220 Cedar Ridge Circle Winston-Salem, NC 27127 The basis of the venue designated is
property location MARY FORD f/k/a MARY M. WILCOX, Plaintiff, against- D.T. FUNDING CORP. Defendant. To the above named Defendant(s) You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: June 20, 2011 New York, New York MICHAEL M. COHEN, ESQ. COHEN SCHNEIDER LLP ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 21411 Northern Boulevard Bayside, NY 11361 (718) 279-4700 Defendant’s address: D.T. FUNDING CORP., 184 Moll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Notice to Defendant Nature of the Action: Action to Discharge a Mortgage Relief Sought: The cancellation and discharge of record of the mortgage dated September 28 th , 1988, executed by Plaintiff in favor of Defendant. Brief Description of the Property: House and lot located at 97-15 24 th Avenue, East Elmhurst, New York, known as Sect: 7 Bloc: 1091 Lot: 38 on the Map of the Borough of Queens and Lots: 68 & 69 in Block: 354 on the map entitled “Map of Property Belonging to Flushing Bay Building Corp. __________________________________ Notice of Formation of Lush & Lavish LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/3/ 12. Office loc: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to 229-19 Merrick Blvd #182, Laurelton, NY 11413. Purpose: any lawful activity. __________________________________ Notice of formation of AAA Computer Networking Solutions, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary
of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/13/13. Office location: Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to c/o THE LLC, 193 Beach 6 0 th S t , A r v e r n e , N Y 11692. Purpose: any lawful purpose. __________________________________ SMTJ ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/ 11/12. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 164-01 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: Any lawful activity. __________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF EVERYDAY AMORE LLC. Arts. of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 4024 College Point Blvd Ste B209 Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act. __________________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-5147 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: The heirs-at-law, next-of-kin and distributees of JOSEPH McARDLE, deceased, if living, and if any ofthem be dead, to their heirs-atlaw, next-of-kin, distributees, legatees executors, administrators, assignees and successors-in-interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. A petition having been duly filed by RITA M. McARDLE, who is domiciled at 600 West 239 th Street, Bronx, New York 10463. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on the 2 nd day of May, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. of that day, WHY a decree should not be made in the Estate of JOSEPH McARDLE, lately domiciled at 71-02 3 4 th A v e n u e , J a c k s o n Heights, New York 11372 admitting to probate a Will dated June 4, 2012 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of JOSEPH
McARDLE, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [x] Letters Testamentary issue to: RITA M. McARDLE [X] Letters of Trusteeship issue to: GALINA DATSKOVSKY MAR 15 2013 (Seal) HON. PETER J. KELLY, SURROGATE MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Stanley D. Friedman, Esq., McAloon & Friedman, P.C. Attorney for Petitioner (212) 7328700 123 William Street, 25 th Floor, New York, New York 10038 Address of Attorney [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear, it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] _____________________________ 33-40 & 33-42 104 STREET, LLC Art. of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 06/28/2007. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to T h e L L C , 3 7 - 5 1 7 6 th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. _____________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 63RD ROAD REALTY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/01/ 13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Martha Molnar, 1421 Pond Hill Road, Castleton, Vermont 05735. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________ Notice of Formation of 150 EP Commercial, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/7/13. 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 144-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activities. __________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 0305 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/ 26/13. Office location:
Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 7525 153rd Street, #541, Flushing, New York 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 1926 ASSETS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/12/ 05. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 71-63 Austin Street, Queens, New York 11375. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________ Notice of Formation of Willoughby Vernon, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/4/ 13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 221-10 Jamaica Ave., 3rd Fl., Queens Village, NY 11428, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. ____________________________ SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF QUEENS NYCTL 2010-A TRUST, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 2010-A TRUST, Plaintiff against KYUNG KWON, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated February 26, 2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County Supreme Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., in Courtroom #25, Jamaica, NY on the 10th day of May, 2013 at 10:00 AM premises lying and being in the Borough of Queens and State of New
York. In the Condominium known as The Towers Condominium together with an undivided .0124% percent interest in the Common Elements. This Unit is also designated as Tax Lot 1021 in Block 4977. Said premises known as 13675 37TH AVENUE, UNIT 3E, FLUSHING, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 7,152.71 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 19841/11. WILLIAM F. MACKEY, JR., Referee. Seyfarth Shaw LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor New York, NY 10018-1405 (* QUEENS TRI - *) _____________________________ PARDALIS & NOHAVICKA LLP Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/13/13. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLP upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLP 35-10 Broadway 2 nd FL. Astoria, NY 11106. Purpose: Any lawful activity. _____________________________ Notice of Formation of SSS Supply Chain Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/23/13. Office: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to 5008 66 th St. Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________ 232 CONSTRUCTION LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY on 02/ 27/2013. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. INCORP SERVICES, INC., designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o INCORP SERVICES, INC., 99 Washington Ave., Suite 805A, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.
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Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 03 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000098-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Rajdev (Middle) Munnideo (Last) Seeratan My present name is (First) Homeshwar (Middle) Munnideo (Last) Seeratan aka Homeshwar Seeratan (infant) My present address is 182-05 91 st St., Hollis, NY 11423 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is January 07,1996 ____________________________
examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Htet (Middle) Aung Hlaing (Last) Ng My present name is (First) Htet (Middle) Aung (Last) Hlaing (infant) My present address is 64-02 217 th St., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 My place of birth is Burma My date of birth is June 18, 2002 ____________________________ Notice of Formation of LIJ Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/13. Office: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 220-02 89 th Ave. Queens Village, NY 11427 . Purpose: any lawful activity. ____________________________
LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3545 71 st St., Jackson Hts, NY 11372. General Purposes. ____________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MERZER REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/03/ 03. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o John Zervoudis, 5-30 150th Street, Whitestone, New York 11357. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ____________________________
day of May, at 2:15 p.m., why an order should not be made pursuant to BCL §§ 1105, 1104(a), and § 1113, and CPLR § 6301, et seq.: 1. Enjoining, restraining and staying the Corporation, its agents, servants, employees and all other persons, including but not limited to Gary S. Park and entities and/or persons acting in concert with or on behalf of the Corporation and Gary S. Park, from: (a) interfering with or limiting in any way Hahm’s access to CCK’s offices in New York and New Jersey, or any property of CCK, without limitation, its computer network, telephone system, books and records and client files; (b) interfering with or limiting in any way HAHM’s ability to practice law in CCK; (c) interfering with or limiting in any way the payment of HAHM’s draw and continue payment of his medical insurance; (d) stating and/or advertising that Park is the sole owner of the Corporation and that Hahm has been removed or is no longer at CCK; (e) collecting or receiving any debt or other property of CCK and from paying out or otherwise transferring any property of CCK except as permitted by the court; (f) engaging in false and/or derogatory and/ or defamatory conduct or communications concerning Hahm and/or Hahm’s position in CCK; (g) encumbering, disposing of, concealing and/or secreting any property and assets of CCK; (h) utilizing CCK’s funds to pay counsel for Park in this proceeding; (i) transacting any unauthorized business and/or exercising any corporate powers, except as permitted by the court. 2. Pending final order and/or judgment, directing the Corporation and Gary S. Park to apprise Benjamin S. Hahm of any and all business and efforts to obtain business conducted by CCK, Gary S. park, and/
or all other persons acting in concert on behalf of CCK and Gary S. Park; and 3. Directing CCK to reinstate Hahm’s cellphone for CCK’s 24hour number (914) 7971300 and CCK credit card(s); 4. Ordering the Corporation and Gary S. Park to make available for discovery and inspection all books and records of CCK, and directing Gary S. Park and Peter Markus to be deposed on a date certain; and 5. Directing the Corporation and Gary S. Park to account to Benjamin S. Hahm as to all assets and liabilities of the Corporation; and 6. Temporarily and/or preliminarily restraining the Corporation, Gary S. Park and persons or entities acting in concert with them, from doing or refusing to do the conduct described aforesaid, pending hearing and determination of the instant order to show cause. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pending hearing of this order to show cause, the Corporation, its agents, servants, and employees, including but not limited to Gary S. Park and others acting under the Corporation’s control, are temporarily restrained, enjoined and stayed from: 1. Selling, transferring, assigning, copying, deleting, disposing of, wasting, secreting, or otherwise damaging or moving any assets of the Corporation, except in the ordinary course of business. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, in accordance with Business Corporation Law § 1106, that: 1. The Corporation and all persons interested in the Corporation shall show cause before this Court pursuant to BCL § 1106(a) at the time and place first specified above, why the Corporation should not be dissolved. 2. In connection with the foregoing, the Corporation and all persons interested in the Corporation shall furnish the Court with a schedule of al information
pertaining to the assets and creditors of the Corporation, including a statement of assets and liabilities and the name and address of each creditor of the Corporation. 3. Pursuant to BCL § 1106(b), Petitioner on the Counterclaim Hahm shall cause a copy of this Order to Show Cause to be published by in Queens Tribune once for each of three weeks following the date of this Order. 4. Pursuant to BCL § 1106(c), Petitioner on the Counterclaim Hahm shall cause a copy of this Order to Show Cause to be served by certified mail upon the State Tax Commission and the Corporation and upon each person identified as a shareholder or creditors of the Corporation twenty days prior to the hearing first specified ;above. 5. Pursuant to BCL § 1106(d), Petitioner on the Counterclaim Hahm shall cause a copy of this Order to Show Cause to be certified b with the Clerk of Queens County. Sufficient cause appearing therefore, let service of a copy of this Order to Show Cause with all exhibits, to PETER S. THOMAS, Esq., counsel for Gary S. Park, individually and as a shareholder of Charles C. Khym & Company, P.C., suing on behalf of himself and in the right of Charles C. Khym & Company, P.C., located at 108-18 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, New York 11375, Telephone (718) 275-5793, via personal service on or before the 22 day of April, 2013, be deemed good and sufficient service. ENTER Hon. Orin R. Kitzes J.S.C.
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 03 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000081-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Rose (Middle) Carmelle (Last) Bulfin My present name is (First) Rose (Middle) Carmelle (Last) Toussaint aka Rose C Toussaint My present address is 224-18 141 st Ave., Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 My place of birth is Haiti My date of birth is December 30, 1973 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 10 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000114-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Ronnie (Middle) Brooks (Last) Chatterjee My present name is (First) Roni (Last) Chatterjee aka Ronnie Brooks Chatterjee, aka Ronnie B Chatterjee My present address is 155 Beach 116 th St., Apt. 2F, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 My place of birth is India My date of birth is May 29, 1964 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 03 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000097-13/QU, a copy of which may be
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 10 2013, bearing Index Number NC-001010-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Kelly (Last) Yip My present name is (First) Kelly (Last) Ng aka Kelly Yip (infant) My present address is 229-04 57th Rd., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 My place of birth is New York, NY My date of birth is April 24, 1995 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 20 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000067-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Marcus (Middle) Lashawn (Last) McLendon My present name is (First) Kevin (Middle) Bubber (Last) Johnson (Seniority) Jr aka Kevin Johnson My present address is 85-70 148 th St., Jamaica, NY 11435 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is April 29, 1992 ____________________________ MONTICELLO HOLDINGS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/14/ 12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the
At an IAS Part 17 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens, at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York on the 17 day of April, 2013. Present: Honorable HON. ORIN R. KITZES SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 6244/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE GARY S. PARK, individually and as a shareholder of CHARLES C. KHYM & COMPANY, P.C., Petitioner/Respondent on the Counterclaim v. BENJAMIN S. HAHM, Respondent/Petitioner on the Counterclaim Upon reading and filing the Affirmation of Brian J. Carey, Esq., the Verified Answer, Separate Defenses and Verified Counterclaim of Benjamin S. Hahm, holder of one-half of all shares of Charles C. Khym and Company, P.C. (“CCK” or the “Corporation”) entitled to vote in an election of directors, verified on April 12, 2013, the Affidavit of Salvatore A. Giampiccolo, Esq., attached thereto, the exhibits submitted therewith, and the Memorandum of Law in support thereof, and upon all the papers and proceedings heretofore filed and had herein, LET PETITIONERS/RESPONDENTS GARY S. PARK and CHARLES C. KHYM AND COMPANY, P.C. show cause at the Queens County Court House, located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, Centralized Motion Part, Room 25, on the 22
__________________________________ JKT GRAND LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/28/13. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 86-10 Grand Ave Lobby B Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Snoop Lion Debuts Album at VP Records something that was a more peaceful representation of love.” “Me personally, I feel like me going to Jamaica was tapping into who I am,” he continued. “Those who don’t understand it or don’t agree with it – it ain’t for them. This is my journe y.” One of the songs on the “Reincarnated” album, “No Guns Allowed,” was recorded in the island of Jamaica. The music video for the song features news clips from various violent gun related incidents across the world and strives to bring awareness to the cause. “My inspiration for ‘No Guns Allowed’ was all these incidents that keep occurring with these innocent victims being shot through gun violence,” Snoop Lion said. “Then watching that situation in Connecticut with those little kids – that just really affected me and touched my hear t. I really wanted to say something and do something so people know that I really care.” “No Guns Allowed” also features the popular art ist Drake and Snoop Lion’s daughter, Cori B. Having his daughter on the track, Snoop said, gave the song more meaning. “It was a positive look with me and
Contemporary Cuisine rience – and oh what an experience it Contemporar y Cuisine was. Testaccio Ristorante Our on-screen host, comedienne and 47-30 Ver non Blvd., L.I.C Queens native Stacey Prussman, is (718) 937-2900 what she calls a vegan pescatarian. So, Testacciony.com from shrimp to calamari to a Tuscan Cuisine: Italian salad, her needs were met. For myself Credit Card: Yes, all major and my filmmaker extraordinaire Cyril Deliver y/Takeout: Yes Mahe, we hankered for beef with our Wi-Fi: Free I am not a restaurant reviewer by pasta and shrimp. We were not disaptrade or by hobby. But, recently I had pointed. In fact, we were surprised by the privilege of dining at Te staccio the dish – crisp steak fries, creamed spinach with a piece of flank Ristorante Italiano on steak marinated in espresso. Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. The reason for RESTAURANT Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, I had not – my visit was to shoot a pilot and I was happy to combine for a TV series called “Culitwo of my favorite vices tonar y Kidnap” – where we gether (beef and caffeine) take unsuspecting passersby into one delectable experifrom the street on a culinary ence. adventure to a dining estabSo, as I said, I’m no lishment and cuisine that is writer. But, I know what I not their usual. For the purlike when I see it and eat it. poses of the pilot, I stood in If you are in Long Island for what would normally City, you should visit this area just off have been real life “vict ims.” As a producer, working behind the t he Vernon Jackson stop on the 7 scenes – my access to the kitchen, to train, as there are many other restauthe staff, the chef and Testaccio’s Gen- rants featuring Cuban, French, Italeral Manager David Green was out of ian, Pub Fare, Sushi and of course, the ordinary. So, for me, I’m not just exquisite Italian food from Testaccio. -Alan Goldsher reflecting on a meal, but on an expe-
my daughter on the song together for a cause that she believes in and I believe in,” he said. “She represents from a lit tle girl’s perspective and I represent the grown man’s perspective. You have two sides of the corner of people who say, ‘no guns allowed tonight.’” During his stay at VP Records, Snoop Snoop Lion makes his way through VP Records in Lion also had the op- Jamaica for a signing to support his new reggae p o r t u n i t y t o s p e a k album, “Reincarnated.” about some of his antigun violence initiatives throughout the suppor t of an init iative e stablished by the League of Young Voters Education world. Having teamed up with MTV and Fund to encourage kids and people in Jewelry for a Cause, Snoop Lion is help- the communities to make “No Guns ing take illegal guns off the streets. Allowed” into a violence-free moveEach bracelet sold has the serial num- ment. After hearing the song “No Guns ber of an illegal gun recently turned in through a gun buyback in Newark, N.J. Allowed,” the non-profit was inspired A portion of the proceeds from each to launch a campaign to help spread sale is also donated to the Newark Po- the powerful message. Reach Reporter Natalia lice Department to help fund future gun Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 buyback amnesty programs. Snoop has also aligned himself in or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Feinstein Heads to QC By JOE MARV ILLI Music lovers: prepare yourselves for an evening with “The Ambassador of America’s Songbook.” Famed singer and pianist Michael Feinstein will make his way to Queens College on May 4 for an evening of classic songs. He will appear at Colden Auditorium at 8 p.m. Whether singing in the studio or per forming on stage, Feinstein is considered to be a legend. He star ted his career working in local piano bars, leading to his meet-up with American lyricist Ira Gershwin in 1977. He was hired and assigned to catalogue and preserve the unpublished sheet music of Ira and his composer brother George Gershwin. After that six year project concluded, Feinstein served as a musical consultant for the 1983 Broadway show “My One and Only,” which was a musical collage of Gershwin songs. In 1987, Feinstein released his first album, titled “Pure Gershwin,” the first release in a long line of dedications to the Great American Songbook. By the time the early 1990s rolled around, he worked on a songbook project where he would perform music of a featured composer, often accompanied by the composer. Some ar tists he worked with f o r t h e s e re c o r d s i n c l u d e d J e r r y
Herma n, Hugh Mar t i n a nd Jimmy Webb. Feinstein’s dedication to these classic songwriters and songs was rewarded by the Library of Congre ss in 2000 when he was appointed to its National Recording Preservation Board, an organization working to safeguard America’s musical heritage. S e ve n y e a r s l a t e r, t he M i c h a e l Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative was found. Its mission is to preserve, research, and exhibit the physical art ifacts, both published and non-published, of the Great American Songbook and to educate today’s youth about the music’s relevance. In 2009, Feinstein was named as the ar t ist ic director of The Center for the Performing Ar t s, located i n Carmel, Indiana. Even w ith every thing he has done, Feinstein shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. He has writ ten the score for two new musicals, “The Night They Saved Macy’s Parade” and “The Gold Room.” Ticket prices range from $30 to $50 and can be bought at ww w.kupferbergcenter.org/events/anevening-with-michael-feinstein. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
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By NATALIA KOZIKOWSK A On Tuesday, April 23, the ‘reincarnated’ Snoop Lion, formally Snoop Dogg, debuted his first reggae album, “Reincarnated” at VP Records on Jamaica Avenue. VP Records is the largest independent reggae label, so it was fit t ing that the A-list celeb would launch the new album in the Queens-based store. “This is a beautiful feeling right here, being in the reggae world. I’m used to coming out here and doing my hip-hop thing,” Snoop Lion said. “This is my first time doing this and it felt real good to be in the room with a bunch of reggae artists and free styling on the radio station so I just felt right at home. This feels good to me.” In contrast to many of the hip-hop albums that Snoop Dogg released, Snoop Lion aims to make the world a bet ter place by spreading a me ssage of peace and love. This drastic change, Snoop Lion said, happened during his stay in the island of Jamaica. “It was a natural transformation for me coming out of my gang-bang lifestyle,” he said. “I’m an ex-gang member so I turned that gang lifestyle into
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DINNER EVERYDAY WOMEN Saturday, May 4 Everyday Women, Everyday Voices Conversation & Brunch. 917-620-6590. Four dynamic women speak to empower, uplift and motivate.
MEETINGS JEWISH VETS Sundays, April 28, May 26, June 23 Jewish War Ve t e r a n s o f t h e U S A Lipsky/Blum Post meet at the Kissena Jewish Center in Flushing. 4634 7 4 2 . Ko re a n Wa r Ve t Soccer Team also meets. KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 Douglaston library at 4. EVENING CRAFT CLUB Monday, April 29 Fresh Meadows library at 6. KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Tuesday, April 30 at the Windsor Park and Whitestone libraries at 2. CHESS CLUB Tu e s d a y, April 30 Howard Beach library at 4. BEREAVEMENT Wednesdays, May 1, June 5, July 3 Bereavement Support Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows at 7:30. 9692448. KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 South Ozone Park library at 1. WRITING CLUB Thursdays, May 2, 9 Peninsula library at 2. HORIZONS CLUB Thursday, May 2 Horizons Club, for those 55 and over, meet at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills for a program on Shavuot at 12:30. 71-11 112th Street. Bring lunch. $3 coffee and cake.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS POWERPOINT Saturday, April 27 Central librar y. Register. INTER. POWERPOINT Saturday, April 27 Central librar y. Register. JOB READINESS Saturday, April 27, May 3, 18, 22, June 17 resumes, cover letters, job interview and beyond at 2:30 at the Cambria Heights library. INTRO EMAIL Monday, April 29 Cent ra l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 - 8 6 2 5 . Fresh Meadows at 10:30. Limited space. MAC MONDAY Monday, April 29 computers for beginners at the Central library. 9908625. BALLROOM DANCING Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 Forest Hills library at 6:30. JOB READINESS Mondays Job Readiness and computer assistance 2-6 at the South Jamaica librar y. JOB SEARCH Mondays free job search and computer help every Monday 11-2 at the Astoria library. BRIDGE Mondays e x c e p t h o l i days 12-4 at Pride of Judea in Douglaston. Lesson & play $10. Partners arranged. 423-6200. ADULT CHESS Mondays and Thursdays Queens Village library at 5:30. JOB READINESS Tuesday, April 30, May 21, 23 job strategies, networking and searching online at 1 at the Queens Village library. INTRO ACCESS Tuesday, April 30 LIC library. 752-3700. BASIC COMPUTER Tuesdays, April 30, May 14 McGoldrick library at 11. BASIC COMPUTER Tuesday, April 30 Glen Oaks. Register. BALLROOM DANCE Tuesday, April 30 Richmond Hill library at 3. GOOGLE TIPS/TRICKS Tuesday, April 30 Central library. 990-0769. SMALL BUSINESS Tuesdays Small Business Workshop at the Central library. Register. GET YOUR YARNS OUT! Tuesdays after evening Minyan at 8, knitters, c r o c h e t e r s , needlepointers, and others meet at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 2637000, ext. 200. BASIC COMPUTER Wednesday, May 1 Woodside library at
10:30. Pomonok librar y. Register. BALLROOM DANCE Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Bellerose library at 3. COMPUTER CLASS Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Woodside library at 5:45. CHILDCARE WORK. Wednesdays, May 1, 15 Professional Development Workshop for Childcare Providers at the Central library at 6:30. WATERCOLOR Wednesdays all techniques and subjects at the National Art League.9691128. JOB READINESS May 1, 10, 23, 25, June 10 job strategies, networking and online job searches at 2:30 at the Cambria Heights library. BEGIN POWERPOINT Thursday, May 2 LIC library at 11. CREATE CALENDARS Thursday, May 2 Far Rockaway library at 1:30. INTRO COMPUTERS Thursdays, May 2, 9 Ozone Park library. Register. LEARN CHINESE Thursdays North Forest Park library at 6. INTRO WORD Friday, May 3 Hillcrest library. Register. COVER LETTERS Friday, May 3 LIC library. 752-3700. KNIT & CROCHET Fridays Fresh Meadows library at 11. CHESS CLUB Fridays at 3:30 at the Auburndale library and 4 at the Woodside library. SOCIAL MEDIA Saturday, May 4 Social Media for Beginners at the Far Rockaway library. 327-2549.
ENVIRONMENT FRACKING & MORE Saturday, April 27 “Connect the Dots: Fracking, Pipelines, Boilers and Radon” at 3 at the Broadway library. SEEDLING SWAP Saturday, April 27 Steinway library at 1. Monday, April 29 Astoria library at 6. POWER FUTURE Saturday, May 4 “Wind Power.” Thursday, May 18 “Energy Efficiency.” Jackson Heights library at 3. FOOD WASTE DROP Saturdays 10:30-noon at the Sunnyside library and 1-3 at the Broadway library.
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Queens Today ENTERTAINMENT MUSICAL CABARET Through April 28 “One More, With Feeling,” A Musical Cabaret” at Colonial Church of Bayside. $18. 347-358-8102. RAY BRADBURY Saturday, April 27 “The Man Behind the Masterpiece” with Sam Weller at 2 at the Flushing library. BELLE’S PLAYERS Saturday, April 27 new production of scenes and monologues at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. POETCETERA Saturday, April 27 George Edward Tait presents the 30 th Anniversary of Poetcetera at the Langston Hughes library at 2:30. ROCK & ROLL REVIVAL Saturday, April 27 Fresh Meadows library at 3. DRUM JAM Saturday, April 27 Jamaica Drum Jam’s first annual fundraiser with buffet, mini-carnival, charit y date auction, dance classes, musical performances and more. St. Patrick’s church basement, 39-28 29 th Street, LIC 4-10pm. $20 general admission, $15 students, free children 12 and under. NU URBAN CAFÉ Saturdays live jazz, r&b, open mic 8-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917817-8653. PREMIUM RUSH Sunday, April 28 film at 2 at the Central library. HAL LINDEN Sunday, April 28 Queensborough Communit y College. 6316311. SONALI SKANDAN Sunday, April 28 Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700, ext. 222. POP ROCK Monday, April 29 Pop Rock and Instrumental Music at the Flushing library at 6. MOTOWN SOUNDS Monday, April 29 at the Laurelton library at 6. POETRY CIRCLE Tuesday, April 30 read and write poems at the Hollis library at 5:30. BINGO Tuesdays 7:15 American Mart yrs C h u rc h in Bayside. 464-4582. Tuesdays 7:15 (doors open 6) Rego Park Jewish Center. 459-1000. $3 admission includes 12 games. SCRABBLE Tuesday s Fresh Meadows library at 2. CHESS Tuesdays 4 Rosedale library.
ART SHOW Wednesday, May 1 at 1 Art Show created by Seniors Partnering With Artists Cit ywide at t he Queens Communit y H o u s e , 1 0 8 - 0 3 6 2 nd Drive, Forest Hills. Live music. JEWISH MUSIC Wednesday, May 1 A Salute to Jewish Music from Around the World at the Flushing library at 6. BROADWAY ROMANCE May 1-5 great love songs from Broadway’s greatest hits. Queens Theatre in the Park. 7600064. OPEN MIC Thursday, May 2 Open Mic Night at the Flushing library at 6:30. DYSTOPIAN FILMS Friday, May 3 “The Time Machine (1960).” Friday, May 10 “The Hunger Games.” Friday, May 17 “1984.” Friday, May 24 “Equilibrium.” Friday, May 31 “The Book of Eli.” Screening and discussion of film at 2 at the Flushing library. CHAMBER MUSIC Fridays, May 3, 10 10noon at Queens College. 997-3800. JAMAICA MEETS SPAIN Friday, May 3 Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700, ext. 222. NU URBAN CAFÉ Fridays live jazz and r&b 9-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917-817-8653. GAME DAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven library. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. MULTIMEDIA CONCERT Saturday, May 4 at 8 multimedia concert extravaganza featuring Cantor Guy Bonne to cele b r a t e I s r a e l l i : ’ s 6 5 th birthday in song. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park. 516-437-5746. MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Saturday, May 4 an Evening with Michael Feinstein at 8 at Colden Auditorium, Queens College. $30-50. 793-8080. CALVARY CEMETERY Saturday, May 4 Forgotten NY Walking Tour with the Greater Astoria Historical Societ y. 278-0700 for ticket information. VIVO VERDI Saturday, May 4 Allegro Singers present a t r i b u te to Ve rd i a t t he Flushing library at 2. JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, May 5 Swing and Sangria – Jazz Brunch at “The Castle” from 12-2 with the Bayside Historical Societ y. $20. 352-1548.
HEALTH HEALTH INFO Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 Health Information from the Internet at the Langston Hughes library at 10. CHAIR YOGA Monday, April 29 Broadway library. Register. MEDICARE RIGHTS Monday, April 29 How to pay the least for doctor’s visits. May 20 programs that help to pay for Medicare costs. June 24 How hospital care is covered. Flushing library at 2. RECOVERY INC. Monday, April 29 Forest Hills library at 5:45. ZUMBA Monday, April 29 Latin Dance Fitness program at t h e Ro s e d a l e l i b r a r y. Registe4r. STRETCH & TONE Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 LIC library. Space limited 6:30. VISION & AGING Tuesday, April 30 Vision and Aging: Keeping an Eye on Your Eye Health at 10:30 at the Queens Village library. Wednesday, May 1 Flushing library at 2. Thursday, May 2 Queens Village library at 2:30. Saturday, May 4 Broadway library at 3. Monday, May 6 Steinway library at 10. NUTRITION 101 Tuesday, April 30 free health screenings at the Baisley Park library at 5. AEROBICS Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Central library at 4. Space limited. GENTLE YOGA Wednesdays, May 1, 8 Gentle Yoga Woodside library. Register. BODY SCULPT Thursdays, May 2, 9 Lefrak Cit y librar y at 5:30. Limited space. ZUMBA Thursdays, May 2, 9 Corona library at 6. Limited space. DANCE FITNESS Fridays, May 3, 10 dance fitness at the Richmond Hill library at 5. Limited space. ANGER MANAGEMENT Wednesdays and Saturdays Classes, individual, family, couples therapy in Briarwood. 374-6765.
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Queens Today YOUTH QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and preschool programs and more. Contact local branches. PICTURE BOOK TIME Saturday, April 27 Ridgewood library at 10:30. IT’S SPRING Saturday, April 27 Central library at 3. CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. MATH HELP Saturdays for grades 48 Flushing library at 10. SCIENCE LAB Saturdays Central library at 11. CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. S TORY T I M E Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 Hollis library at 11:30. ECO CRAFTS Monday, April 29 Sunnyside library at 4. POETRY Monday, April 29 Newspaper Blackout Poetry at the Pomonok library at 4:30. WORD GAMES Monday, April 29 McGoldrick library at 5. CRAFT KIDS Mondays Flushing library at 3:30. S TORY T I M E Mondays at 3:30 at the Peninsula librar y. BEGIN CHESS Mondays at 3:30 Windsor Park library. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays Douglaston library at 4. HOMEWORK HELP Daily McGoldrick library at 3. Monday through Thursday at the Fresh Meadows library at 4 and at the Rosedale library at 3:30. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14 East Elmhurst library at 4 and at the W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b ra r y. Register. HEALTH & SCIENCE Tu e s d a y, April 30 McGoldrick library at 5. CHESS CLUB Tuesday, April 30 Howard Beach library at 4. BUGS AS PETS Tu e s d a y, April 30 Lefferts library at 4. NATURE KIDS Tuesdays Sunnyside library at 3:15. KNIT & CROCHET Tuesdays at 5 Rochdale Village library. CRAFT TUESDAYS Tu e s d a y s Cambria Heights library at 4.
SIGN, READ, PLAY Wednesday, May 1 Douglaston library at 1:30. BUGS AS PETS Wednesday, May 1 Windsor Park library at 4. READING FOR FUN Wednesdays at the Laurelton library at 3:30. CRAFTIVITIES Wednesdays East Flushing library. Register. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library and 4:30 Poppenhusen librar y. GAME DAY Wednesdays Howard Beach library at 5. ARTS & CRAFTS Wednesdays at the Auburndale library at 4. CRAFTERNOONS Wednesdays at the Ridgewood library. Register. YOUNG LEADERS Wednesdays and Fridays Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton at the Laurelton library at 3:30. TUNEY TOTS Thursdays, May 2, 9 South Ozone Park library at 11. MOTHER GOOSE Thursday, May 2 W i n d s o r P a r k l i b ra r y. Register. S TORY T I M E Thursdays, May 2, 9 East Elmhurst library at 11:30. S TORY T I M E Thursdays, May 2, 9 Hollis library at 11:30. STUFF YOUR TEDDY Thursdays, May 2, 9 Arverne library at 3. TERRIFIC KIDS Thursday, May 2 Cambria Heights library. Register. MANGA DRAWING Thursdays South Ozone Park library at 4. GAME ON Thursdays at the Central library at 3:30. CHESS CLUB Thursdays Rochdale Village library at 4:30. CHESS CLUB Fridays, May 3, 10 Auburndale library at 3:30. GAME DAY Fridays, May 3, 10 Queens Village library at 3:30. BOARD GAMES Fridays, May 3, 10 Windsor Park library at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays, May 3, 10 Woodside library at 4. VIDEO/BOARD GAMES Fridays, May 3, 10 Rochdale Village library at 4:30. CRAFT CLUB Fridays Peninsula library at 3.
GAME DAY Fridays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays Briarwood library at 4. East Flushing Register. Ozone Park at 3. GAME DAY Fridays Windsor Park at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30 and W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b r a r y. Register. MOUSE IN CITY Saturday, May 4 puppet musical at the Central library at 1. Tickets given out starting at noon. WHAT’S THE SOUND? Saturdays, May 4, 18 explores orchestral instruments at the Ridgewood library at 2.
TALKS CIVIL WAR Saturday, April 27 “The Civil War: The Tide Turns (1863)” at 12. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Societ y. 278-0700. 19 TH CENTURY SOCIETY Saturday, April 27 “Women’s Fashion at the End of the 19 th Century” at 12:15. “3D Photography History” at 2. “Oscar Wilde and Friends on Vacation 1882” at 3:30. Greater Astoria Historic a l S o c i e t y. 2 7 8 - 0 7 0 0 . Free. STEINWAY BOOK Monday, April 29 “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercit y” at 6:30 at the Steinway library. AUTHOR TALK Tuesday, April 30 Teresa Ann Willis discusses her debut novel at 4:30 at the Langston Hughes library. OPEN FORUM Tuesday, April 30 with Congressman Joseph Crowley at the Lefrak Cit y library at 6:30. FAHRENHEIT 451 Thursday, May 2 book discussed at the North Hills library at 5:15. Friday, May 3 at the Flushing library at 1. BOOK TALK Friday, May 3 “The Time Machine” at 1 at the Flushing library. AUTHOR TALK Saturday, May 4 Sabine Heinlein discusses her book at the Sunnyside library at 3. URBAN BOOK Sunday, May 5 Urban Book Club meets at the Central library at 2:30.
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Queens Today TEENS RAY BRADBURY Saturday, April 27 “The Man Behind the Masterpiece” with Sam Weller at the Flushing library at 2. CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays, April 29, My 6, 13 Douglaston library at 4. BIG READ VIDEO Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 teens film their own version of the “book people” scene from Fahrenheit 451 at the Flushing library at 4. TEEN ZONE Monday, April 29 Queens Village library at 4. POETRY Monday, April 29 Newspaper Blackout Poetry at the Pomonok library at 4:30. POP ROCK Monday, April 29 Pop Rock and Instrumental Music at the Flushing library at 6. MOTOWN Monday, April 29 Sounds of Motown at the Laurelton library at 6. LAPTOPS Mondays-Thursdays Hollis library at 3. ORIGAMI Tuesday, April 30 at the Bay Terrace library at 3. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14 at the East Elmhurst library at 4. CHESS CLUB Tu e s d a y, April 30 Howard Beach library at 4. AUTHOR TALK Tuesday, April 30 Teresa Ann Willis discusses her debut novel which examines the universal teen desire to fit in with one’s peers. Langston Hughes library at 4:30. SISTER TO SISTER Tuesdays, April 30, May 7 Pomonok library at 4:30. READING CIRCLE Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14 Arverne library at 5. KNIT & CROCHET Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14 Rochdale Village library at 5. KNIT & CROCHET Wednesday, May 1 South Ozone Park library at 1. CAREERS W/ CRITTERS Wednesday, May 1 St. Albans library at 3:30. CHESS CLUB Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Poppenhusen library at 4:30. COMPUTER CLASS
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Woodside library at 5:45. GAME DAY Wednesdays Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ANIME CLUB Thursdays, May 2, 9 Flushing library at 4. FAHRENHEIT 451 Thursday, May 2 discuss the novel at the Hollis library at 4. FAHRENHEIT 451 DOG Thursday, May 2 create the killer robot dog at the Lefferts library. Register. DRUM WORKSHOP Thursday, May 2 Whitestone library at 4. MANGA DRAWING Thursdays South Ozone Park library at 4. CHESS CLUB Thursdays Rochdale Vil-
SENIORS GOSPEL CELEBRATION Saturday, April 27 4-8 at the Rochdale Village Senior Center. 5252800. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Monday, April 29 Ro s e d a l e l i b r a r y. 4 7 9 8914. Windsor Park library at 468-8300. DANCE & MIX Monday, April 29 line dance and part y mix East Elmhurst library at 1. HEALTHY SEXUALIT Y Monday, April 29 “We’re Sexy and We Know It: Healthy Sexuality for Mature Adults” at the Pomonok library at 1. VISION & AGING Tuesday, April 30 Vision and Aging: Keeping an Eye on Your Eye Health at 10:30 at the Queens Village library. Wednesday, May 1 Flushing library at 2. Thursday, May 2 Queens Village library at 2:30. SENIOR COMPUTERS Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14 at the South Ozone Park library at 11. ART SHOW Wednesday, May 1 at 1 Art Show created by Seniors Partnering With Artists Cit ywide at t he Queens Communit y H o u s e , 1 0 8 - 0 3 6 2 nd Drive, Forest Hills. HORIZONS CLUB Thursday, May 2 Horizons Club, for those 55 and over, meet at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills for a program on Shavuot at 12:30. 71-11 112 th Street. Bring lunch. $3 coffee and cake.
lage library 4:30. HAPPY HOUR Fridays, May 3, 10 Teen Happy Hour at the Flushing library at 4. BOOK RECYLING BIN Friday, May 3 Fresh Meadows library at 4. Wednesday, May 8 Flushing library at 4. Monday, May 13 Windsor Park library at 4. Spare the life of discarded picture books by turning them into useful, attractive recycling bins. CHESS CLUB Fridays, May 3, 10 Woodside library at 4. MOVIE AFTERNOON Fridays Central library at 3:30. WII FRIDAYS Fridays at the Hollis library at 3:30. GAME DAY Fridays at 4 at the Sunnyside librar y.
PARENTS CHILDCARE WORK. Wednesdays, May 1, 15 Professional Development Workshop for Childcare Providers at the Central library at 6:30. LA LECHE LEAGUE Thursday, May 2 Forest Hills library at 5.
RELIGIOUS MULTIMEDIA CONCERT Saturday, May 4 at 8 multimedia concert extravaganza featuring Cantor Guy Bonne to c e l e b r a t e I s r a e l ’ s 6 5 th birthday in song. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Te m p ke T i k v a h , 3 3 1 5 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park. 516-4375746. UNITARIAN Sundays services at 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Avenue, Flushing. 3533860.
FLEA MARKETS NEIGHBORHOOD FLEA Sunday, April 29 (raindate May 5) Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, Grand Avenue and 6 9th S t r e e t f r o m 1 0 - 3 . 326-2400. GARAGE SALE Sunday, April 28 American Mart yrs church basement, Bell Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Bayside 9-5.
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Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on FEB 27 2013, bearing Index Number NC-001111-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) William (Middle) Lawrence (Last) Lediard My present name is (First) Lawrence (Middle) William (Last) Lediard aka William Lediard, aka William Lawrence Lediard, aka William Lawrience My present address is 14828 88 th Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435 My place of birth is Manhattan, NY My date of birth is February 04, 1956 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 03 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000091-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Yudelis (Last) De Leon My present name is (First) Yudelis (Middle) De Leon (Last) Santos aka Yudelis De Leon, aka Yudelis Deleon Santos My present address is 9519 103 rd St., Ozone Park, NY 11416 My place of birth is Dominican Republic My date of birth is October 25, 1993 ____________________________
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) Amanda (Middle) Elizabeth (Last) Gleixner My present name is (First) Amanda (Middle) Elizabeth (Last) Flynn (infant) My present address is 52-30 65 th Pl., Apt. 5B, Maspeth, NY 11378 My place of birth is Manhattan, NY My date of birth is January 28, 2001 ____________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-4850 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO The Heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Margaret Henry, a/k/a Margaret Wilson Henry deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Public Administrator of Queens County Atty. Gen. of N.Y.S. A petition having been duly filed by DELOIS EASON, who is domiciled at 17959 Anderson Road, Jamaica, New York 11434 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on May 30th 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the Forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of MARGARET HENRY, a/ k/a MARGARET WILSON HENRY, lately domiciled at 122-05 180 th Street, Jamaica, New York 11434 admitting to probate a Will dated November 17, 2004, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Margaret Henry, a/k/a Margaret Wilson Henry deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [x] Letters Testamentary Issue to: DELOIS EASON Dated, Attested and Sealed MAR 25 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk NARISSA MORRIS, ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner 718 527-7676 Telephone Number 229-02 Merrick Boulevard, Laurelton, New York 11413 Address of Attorney [NOTE: This citation is served upon
you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 13 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000031-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Zeming (Last) Ho My present name is (First) Ming (Middle) Ze (Last) Ho aka Sheng Cai He, aka Shengcai He My present address 5621 Hollis Court, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 My place of birth is People’s Republic of China My date of birth is February 17, 1954 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 10 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000006-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Evan (Last) Li My present name is (First) Evans (Last) Li (infant) My present address is 5337 196 th St., 2 nd Fl., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is February 22, 2008 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 13 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000032-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Alicia (Middle) Monica (Last) Herbert My present name is (First) Alicia (Middle) Monica (Last) Austin (infant) He My present address is 651 Nasby Pl., Apt. 2F, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is November 09, 2007 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 13 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000026-13/QU, a
copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Johanny (Middle) Esther (Last) Camacho Arias My present name is (First) Johanny (Middle) Esther (Last) Arias Camacho aka Johanny Esther Camacho Arias, aka Johanny Camacho My present address is 445 Beach 51 st St., Apt. 2E, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 My place of birth is Dominican Republic My date of birth is August 20,1991 ____________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY THAT A LICENSE, NUMBER 1269548 FOR RESTAURANT BEER AND WINE LICENSE HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY GABRIEL G A V I L A N - 8 4 2 3 POLLERIA, INC TO SELL BEER AND WINE AT RETAIL IN RESTAURANT UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 84-23 JAMAICA AVENUE, WOODHAVEN, NY 11421 FOR PREMISES CONSUMPTION
____________________________ Notice of Formation of COHEN FASHION OPTICAL STORE NO. 286, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/10/13. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 95-19 63rd Dr., Rego Park, NY 11374. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Goldberg, c/o Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful activity ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 17 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000298-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Yulimer (Last) Krala My present name is (First) Yulimer (Middle) Del Carmen (Last) Krala aka
Yulimer Krala My present address is 150-08 Centreville St., Ozone Park, NY 11417 My place of birth is Venezuela My date of birth is November 07, 1985 ____________________________
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on APR 03 2013, bearing Index Number NC-000094-13/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Krystal (Middle) Raveena (Last) Singh My present name is (First) Krystal (Middle) Raveena (Last) Bhagwandeen (infant) My present address is 10941 126 th St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is November 16, 2003 ____________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/15/13, bearing Index Number NC000981-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined
Metis Innovations LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Jennifer Still , a/k/a Jennifer StillSchiff, 41-66 Little Neck Pkwy No. 3, Little Neck, NY 11363. Purpose: General. ____________________________ GE 69-34 60 th RD., LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/21/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Greco & Wolfe, PLLC, 300 Garden City Plaza, Ste. 326, Garden City, NY 11530. General Purposes.
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Smith And Halloran Plead Not Guilty By LUIS GRONDA Three weeks after their arrest on charges that they spearheaded a scheme to rig the mayoral election, State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) were back in court on April 23. After being formally indicted last week, Smith and Halloran, along with other Republican party officials, pled not guilty to bribery charges in Federal Court in White Plains. The charges claim that Smith agreed with a confidential cooperating witness and an FBI agent posing as a wealthy real estate developer to bribe Republicans leaders to obtain a Wilson Pakula – an authorization given by a political party to a candidate for public office which allows the candidate who is not registered with that party to run on its ticket for an election. According to the unsealed 28-page criminal complaint, Smith, who had avidly denied he was a Republican in a Jan. 30 town hall meeting, was consid-
Councilman Dan Halloran
State Sen. Malcolm Smith
ering running for mayor on the GOP ticket and made payments to Halloran in exchange for setting up meetings with Republican leaders to gain their support. If he is found guilty of all charges,
Smith faces up to 45 years in prison. Halloran is accused of arranging a meeting with the FBI agent, the cooperating witness, former Bronx republican Chairman Jay Savino and former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone
and negotiating the amounts of the bribes for the Wilson Pakula certificates. In exchange, the councilman pocketed $20,500 for himself. If convicted, he also faces up to 45 years in prison. Tabone and Savino also pleaded not guilty for their alleged involvement in the scheme. They allegedly accepted $40,000 in exchange for their approval of Smith running on the republican line. While both Smith and Halloran have maintained their innocence, neither had much to say during the proceedings or when they left the court house. Smith remained silent while Halloran again declared that he was innocent on the charges. Both Smith and Halloran were stripped of their committee assignments in the wake of their arrests earlier this month. Smith was also kicked out of the Independent Democratic Conference last week for the same reason. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Around 11:46 a.m. on April 22, the façade of a building in Astoria partially collapsed, injuring a construction worker. The first-floor façade of the three-story structure at 31-19 30th Ave. fell into the street, causing the entire area surrounding the store to be blocked off by the FDNY. The injured worker was on a ladder when an entire section came loose and a brick hit him in the head. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with head trauma. The under-construction building is owned by Fertitta Produce Inc., according to the Dept. of Finance.
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By TRISHA SAKHUJA Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) welcomed Reshma Saujani, former Deputy Public Advocate, to speak to a group of community members and the press on the steps of Flushing Town Hall. The daughter of Indian-American immigrants formally launched her campaign for New York City Public Advocate with a five-borough tour, which included a stop in Queens on April 22. Saujani, a Yale Law School graduate, is the founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that helps to bridge the gender gap in science, engineering, technology and math education. It partners with leading companies like Twitter, Google, eBay and General Electric to teach girls the skills to get high-paying jobs in technology. “We have a responsibility to make sure that all New Yorkers who work hard and play by the rules have access to the American Dream,” said Saujani. “I’m running for this office because New York deserves a Public Advocate who isn’t just another politician, but a leader who advocates, delivers and gets things done for New Yorkers.” Saujani seeks to replace Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is running for Mayor. Three other candidates, including State Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn and Manhattan), Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) and Cathy Guerriero, a Columbia University professor from Staten Island, are also vying for the seat.
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Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani with Councilman Peter Koo as she kicked off her campaign on the steps of Flushing Town Hall. The candidates will battle over a diverse set of issues, which include ending mayoral control of the school system, creating affordable housing, passing a inclusive immigration reform and creating jobs, to name a few. As public advocate, Saujani said she would focus her fight to create opportunities for New York City women and girls, including advocating for expanded child care tax credits to reduce the burdens on working parents, combating domestic violence, particularly in immigrant communities, fighting for pay equity so that women no longer earn less
than men for performing the same job, and expanding access to high-quality day care and early childhood learning centers. Having prior experience in the Public Advocate’s office, Saujani said she understands the limitations of the office and has no illusions about the challenges she will face. “I will initiate a proactive approach and the relationship will be different with the Mayor because there potentially will be a Democrat elected mayor and public advocate,” said Saujani when asked what she will do different if elected.
“It’s also really important that the public advocate becomes the voice of the City when the people want something different from the Mayor.” Saujani noted that immigration was also an important issue the City needed to address. “Even though Washington or the State have not passed the DREAM Act, I have personally fought for students by using the Fund for Public Advocacy to assist students stuck in a limbo after they graduate from high school and can not pursue higher education,” said Saujani. “The ‘Dream Fellowship Program’ provides exceptional students with scholarships and internships to help empower immigrant students across New York.” Saujani stressed a commitment to affordable housing and education. “We need to demand affordable housing from builders and make sure our children receive 21st century education so they can build their own business. We need someone who can constantly focus on the poverty alleviation issue,” she said. “We need an advocate in City government to fight for the most vulnerable and someone who thinks of different ways to uplift immigrant and workingclass families and women everyday,” said Saujani. Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718-357-4000), Ext. 128, or at email@example.com.
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Vendors Pledge To Keep City Streets Clean By TRISHA SAKHUJA Street vendors joined Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and community leaders to hold a press conference on April 23 to announce a new collaborative project, the Clean Streets Initiative. “I am proud to endorse the Clean Streets Initiative,” said Dromm. “I have been working with street vendors to improve conditions in our communities for a long time and feel this is a giant step in the right direction to addressing some of the issues concerning street vending.” Some may think street vendors are the cause of dir t y street cor ners, but Agha Saleh, founder of Social Uplift Knowledge and Hope Initiatives (Sukhi New York), feels ot herw ise. “The street vendors are the bread and but ter of t he local communit y. They are real eyes and ears. They don’t liter, instead t hey use t heir garbage bins and create a clean space for their customers,” he said. One of the goals of non-profit organizat ion VA MOS Unidos is to advocate st reet vendor r ight s. As par t of the Clean Street Initiative program, street vendors will place around stickers reading “Clean Street s Init iat ive” on t heir car t s i n Jackson Heights and Corona. The par t icipa nt s w i ll pledge to maintai n the area within a 20-foot radius of t heir car t s. T he vendor ow ner s w i l l keep their area clean of debris and
Councilman Daniel Dromm joined street vendors in an effort to keep Queens streets clean. provide more trash bins if needed. VA MOS Unidos took t he lead in t he N YC Green Car t program, wh ich i ntro duced 1,000 new green car t s to sell fruits and vegetables in underserved areas, and it has proven successful. The organization joined with the Dept. of Health and ally organizations, helping to provide low cost, healthy foods to communities plagued by diseases. “It is these kids of pro-worker, procommunity projects that improve
neighborhoods,” said Rafael Samanez, executive director of VA MOS Unidos. “Th is is a kick-off to unite vendors and turnaround the negative image of vendors in New York Cit y.” VA MOS Unidos plans to expand to other neighborhoods and create a col lect ive effor t to keep the street s clean, which in turn will increase business and the livelihood of Queens. “We provide the community with reasonable priced and fresh food,” said
Sammy Noor, owner of Sammy’s Halal Food, located on the corner of 73rd Road and Broadway in Jackson Heights. “This program reinforces our pledge to keep our neighborhood clean because we not only work here, but also live here.” Even though VA MOS Unidos i nitiated this program in response to Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras’(DEast Elmhurst) New Deal Program, which proposes to increase the number of garbage bins and sanitation pickups, as well as install more lighting and video cameras on Roosevelt Avenue; Ferreras’ program does not seek a reduction or removal of street vendors. The 37th Road pedestrian plaza in Jackson Heights has recently emerged as the local gathering place for the community and a central place where holidays from all religions are being celebrated. Last year, busine sses were angered by the decrease in traffic and drop in sale s, but united effor t s from S u k h i N Y a n d VA M O S U n i d o s changed the mindset of the local businesses. The pedestrian plaza is slowly becoming an advantage to the local businesses because they see an increase in sales, an increase in foottraffic from nationalities other than Asian Americans and together they strive to keep the area clean. Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718-357-4000), Ext. 128, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Time Is Now For decades, the New York State Legislature has been considered one of the most dysfunctional governments in the country. With the recent spate of arrests of Senate and Assembly members, it seems like it also may be the most corrupt. Finally, New Yorkers are getting fed up. A recent Siena College poll showed that more than 80 percent of New Yorkers believe more arrests are coming. About half of voters are distrustful and cynical of New York politics. And yet, these illicit activities are likely to continue, because of a lack of transparency in the State Legislature. With a culture of corruption so pervasive in Albany, it is time for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to follow the will of the people and begin to enact changes. That same Siena poll revealed that a majority of voters have faith that the Governor would be able to gain the necessary support to clean up the State’s political system. It is high time that Gov. Cuomo begin to act on that faith by pushing legislation that would begin to change the culture of corruption in Albany. Senators and Assemblymembers should be required to disclose their outside income. Any legislator caught committing felonies should lose their state benefits, along with their positions of power. These legislators were elected to serve the will of the people, not to line their own pockets by manipulating a broken system.
In Your Opinion: Suppor ting Weiner To The Editor: I attended high school with Anthony Weiner (Brooklyn Technical High School Class of ’81). I saw first-hand many a times Anthony Weiner fought the bullies in high school and he vehemently stood up for people who could not fend for themselves. With that same dogged determination, Anthony Weiner fought for his constituents as a member of NYC Council. He was always accessible and he was never aloof from the people he represented. He came from humble beginnings and as such he never wavered when it came time to fight for the working people of our City. He supported raising the national debt in return for lowering the taxes on the working class. It took a great deal of courage to support raising the national debt when many conservatives opposed the idea. But Anthony Weiner’s support for Obama’s economic policy proved to be well founded. The auto industry recovered and our economy is expanding.
Courage is what Anthony Weiner is all about. Whether it was standing up to the bullies in high school or fighting for workers rights on the floor of Congress, Anthony Weiner always fought for the working people of America. It is certainly not easy for Anthony Weiner to enter NYC’s political forum. He will face unhappy voters and a barrage of criticism from all the Mayoral candidates. Anthony Weiner has supporters who believe he will continue to fight for New York City Weiner’s possible entry into NYC’s politics comes at a time when NYC’s future is at a critical junction. Bloomberg’s style of running our City as a one-man dynasty is all but over. Voter discontent with our current politicians is at epic proportions. Whoever becomes the next Mayor will have a long uphill battle ahead because the direction of our City will change dramatically. Anthony Weiner has a proven track record of fighting for our City. New York City needs a Mayor of courage, foresight and very importantly a Mayor who will not treat the working people of
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our City as pawns in a political chess game of backdoor deals. Anthony Weiner came from humble beginnings. No matter what level he aspired to, he never forgot where he started from. He continues to be a downhome person. Weiner was and always will be the “voice of the voiceless.” Our next Mayor needs to be a Mayor of the people, not a politician. Anthony Weiner will be a Mayor, not a backdoor politician. Jim Sideris, Flushing
NRA Puppets? To The Editor: So disgusted with the cowardly behavior of some of our Senators bowing down to the NRA and their lobbyists while more than 90 percent of Americans are in favor of universal background checks; a no brainer. Yet 46 of our Senators voted against it… voted against the wishes of the people. That all were Republicans save for Sens. Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) and all against it, protecting their master the NRA; no surprise. But that four Democrats joined them is outrageous. All were Senators from Red states and obviously bowed to their constituents rather than trying to introduce them to the 21st century. They were Pryor (Ark.), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Max Baucus (Mont.). May they join the party of their constituents and cease being an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. The ratio of pro to con would suggest the majority of Senators wanted the background checks as certainly does the 91 percent Americans. So what could go wrong? Ask the NRA and their puppet Senators. Nick Papas, Bayside
Hoping For Help To The Editor: The A train has been out of service since Superstorm Sandy devastated many areas of Rockaway. So I’ve been taking the Q52 bus to get home (at Arverne By the Sea). Based on my observations from waiting for Q52 at Woodhaven Boulevard near the J subway station, there are two to three Q53 to one Q52. I take the Q52 around 2:35 p.m. Usually my wait is around 20 minutes but a few times the
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Stop Amnesty To The Editor: Congress is selling United States citizenship for $500. Enforce the laws we have now. Not with lies and promises. That’s been done since 1986. Stop all benefits to illegals such as food stamps, health care, free education and illegal tax credits. We are tired of our hard-earned money paying for this. This will cost us more money than deportation in the long run. Why are you not worried about jobless Americans? We did not need more competition for jobs. So many millions out of work. Our children not being able to find jobs in their field. And not even being able to find jobs in fast food....all taken by illegals. And what a slap in the face for all legal immigrants that did it the right way. What kind of message are we sending the world?? This amnesty will kill America. We will become a third world country. Our jobs are outsourced, but you want to bring more workers. No common sense. What about our dreamers? You are throwing them under the bus for votes. Shame on all of you that want to destroy America. I love my country, but you love power more. Ros Russo, Bayside
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waiting times were 40 to 60 minutes. And when it’s a long waiting time, the bus would be so crowded all the way to the bus’s front doors. Thank God the riders don’t show any negativity. Can’t say the same for one of the rude bus drivers who drove over every street bump. Also, when the bus is late, there is heavier traffic to deal with. It’s understandable that the A train tracks need time for repairs, etc., but it would be great if the MTA can schedule more Q52 buses so the Rockaway residents can get home earlier to continue the cleanup after Sandy. Is it possible to reopen the Rockaway Beach Line of the old LIRR train tracks so Queens can have a cross-town subway or a LIRR? This would help reduce overcrowding on buses and trains and decrease travel times within Queens. The East Side Access project of LIRR trains to the Grand Central Station may add to the goodness of reactivating the Rockaway Beach Line. I hope someone can help us. Marilyn Chin, Arverne by the Sea
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ALL SEASONS AUTO SCHOOL
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Musicians Of Queens Sean Nowell & the Kung-Fu Masters
When Sean Nowell first started playing the saxophone in fifth grade in Alabama, it was not solely because of invested interest in the instrument. He was terrible at sports and started playing to get out gym class. From there, Nowell became a fan of jazz in high school. While he attended a Southern Baptist College and became a music minister for two years, he realized that jazz music was his true calling. He made his way to Berklee College of Music to study composition and then headed to the Manhattan School of Music. He has called New York City home for the past 16 years. The cultural melting pot that is the City inspired
Nowell to create the KungFu Masters. He worked in straight jazz, avant-garde jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, dixieland, classical, electronica, world music and theater. The musician was also influenced by comic books, anime and 1970’s kung-fu films. “The Kung-Fu Masters is essentially a culmination of the creative experiences I've had around the world rolled into one very funky package,” Nowell said. The Kung-Fu Masters’ lineup is Nowell, Brad Mason on trumpet, Mike Dease on trombone, Art Hirahara on Rhodes/clav/synth, Adam Klipple on organ/synth, Evan Marien on electric bass and Marko Djordjevic on drums. “The players in the band are amongst the top in NYC
and therefore the world,” Nowell said. “Even though they're super busy freelancing and touring, they're committed to making this music explode with energy and joy!” Given his love of diverse culture, it should come as no surprise that Nowell loves Astoria, the neighborhood he has lived in for the past seven years. “As soon as I leave my house I might see folks from 20 different countries as I walk to the train,” the musician said. “Cultural diversity and mutual understanding is one of the many reasons Astoria is so great.” Nowell has released several albums over the last few years, the latest being “The Kung-Fu Masters,” which came out on March 26.
Where Are The Handcuffs...?
Scooping the Poop
More than 600 people voted for their favorite poster developed after students in the Social Studies department at PS 150 reached out to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s (D-Sunnyside) office for assistance in tackling an excessive amount of dog poop. The “Curb Your Dog” public awareness campaign declared a winner on April 16 - second grader Sophia Aguirre. The students made posters in an effort to remind dog owners to pick up after their dog has finished doing his or her business. The New York State Public Health Law 1310 plus the $250 fine was a requirement to add on the poster. Aguirre cleverly drew a dog scooping up the mess.
The posters were voted on by the community, via Van Bramer’s website, Facebook and the Sunnyside Post. You will see Aguirre’s poster throughout the local businesses, civic groups, community centers, public spaces and dog runs in Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth. Not only does this campaign entail creative posters, but also gives dog owners the chance to receive free disposable bio-degradable “dog poop bags” donated by Wespaw Pets in Sunnyside. If you want your very own “dog poop bag,” visit Councilman Van Bramer’s district office, located at 47-01 Queens Blvd., Suite 205 in Sunnyside.
So Long, Sandy! The World Meteorological Organization retired “Sandy” from its list of hurricane names last week and one Rockaway watering hole celebrated the welcomed news. Healey’s Bar and Grill, on 108th Street and right off of Rockaway Beach Boulevard, held a going away party for Sandy to commemorate the organization’s announcement. A local band, Squidrow Trio, performed at the bar as part of the celebration. The group is fronted by Guy Nevirs, who also lives in the Rockaways. The WMO removed the name from the list because of
the catastrophic damage it did to New York and the rest of the northeastern United States late last year. The same move was done after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in 2005. This is the 77th name to be removed from their list since its creation in 1954. It will be replaced with “Sara” for this year’s hurricane season. With many residents and businesses in southern Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula still rebuilding their lives six months after Sandy hit, we at QConf join Healey’s Bar and everyone affected by the storm in bidding adieu to Sandy.
Who's Got Talent?
After taking a short break (for obvious reasons), State Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Jamaica) media relations staff was back in action, sending their weekly photos of the Senator as if nothing had ever happened. The photo sent to the press depicts the embattled Senator with members of the New York State Nurses Association as they discuss two bills affecting healthcare, even though Smith was just stripped of all his powers. Nice try, Smith. The public has not forgotten what you’ve done. After all, it’s only been two weeks.
QConf is looking for some talented Queens residents to feature. If you are a model, a musician, a chef or an artist, we would love to hear from you! Send an email to email@example.com Who we are: QConf is edited by Steven J. Ferrari. QConf Contributors: Luis Gronda, Natalia Kozikowska, Joe Marvilli, Marcia Moxom Comrie, Mike Nussbaum and Trisha Sakhuja.
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BUSINESS IS BOOMING
Photo by Ira Cohen
Business owners, elected ofﬁcials and community leaders attended our Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast last week. The 19 businesses honored – all of which are proﬁled in this issue – are a very small sampling of the many small businesses that line the streets of Queens. As these establishments continue to offer contributions to the Borough, we hope our readers continue to support them.
The Queens Tribune would also like to thank those businesses that sponsored the awards breakfast:
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