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LEGAL NOTICE TRIO RVA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/19/ 10. Office Location: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 52 Ridge Rd., Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. _____________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of FJC 2407 Morris LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on December 27, 2007. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The Wavecrest Management T e a m , L t d . , 8 7 - 1 4 1 1 6 th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________________ FURTHERMORE, LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 2/24/10. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to Jose Ruiz, 47-09 Skillman Ave., #3H, Sunnyside, NY 11104. General Purposes. _____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MARIA CHARTZOULAKIS D.M.D. PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/26/10. The latest date of dissolution is 12/ 31/2080. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 48-23 193rd Street, Fresh Meadows, New York. 11365. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Dentistry. _____________________________________________________________________ 59-91 FRESH POND ROAD, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 10/15/08. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Brosnan & Hegler, LLP, 1325 Franklin Ave., Ste. 165, Garden City, NY 11530. General purposes. ______________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of 37-22 REALTY LLC Arts of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY. (“SSNY”) on 03/12/ 2010. 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: 37-11 87 TH STREET, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________________ TC NG ARCHITECT PLLC, Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY
LEGAL NOTICE (SSNY) on 03/31/10. Office Location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The PLLC, 152-01 3 3 rd A v e . , F l u s h i n g , N Y 11354. Purpose: to engage in the profession of Architecture. ______________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of DEMI PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/01/10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 199-04 22nd Ave., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: Any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________________ File No.: 2009-2803/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Human Resources Administration Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of EDITH KLEIN, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of EDITH KLEIN, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 105-15 66 th Road, Forest Hills, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of EDITH KLEIN, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courth o u s e , 6 th F l o o r , 8 8 - 1 1 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 3 day of June, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $3,802.38 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix
LEGAL NOTICE and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claim from Human Resources Administration Department of Social Services in the amount of $432,603.82 should not be paid to the extent of the net distributable estate, Dated, Attested and Sealed APR -9 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County ALICEMARIE E. RICE Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-atlaw appear for you. _____________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation: B & P Home Improvement Contractors, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) Nov. 17, 2009. Office: County of Queens, 70-34 66 St, 3R, Glendale, NY 11385. SSNY is designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 7034 66 St, 3R, Glendale, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ Articles of organization Of DIOKERE, LLC FIRST: The name of the corporation: DIOKERE, LLC SECOND: The county, within this state, in which the office of the corporation is to be located is: QUEENS THIRD: The secretary of state is designated as agent of the corporation upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Moussa R. Bassoum 92-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, New York 11433 x MBassoum (Signature) Organizer Moussa R. Bassoum 9225 Guy R. Brewer Blvd Jamaica, New York 11433 _____________________________________________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX# 17389/98 FILED: 4/7/ 2010 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premises is situated. NYCTL 1996-1 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 1996-1 TRUST, Plaintiff against PHILLIP J. FYFE,
LEGAL NOTICE ANN REMPEL, WILLIAM REMPEL, SHARON KNIGHT, WILLIAM REMPEL, ANN REMPEL, CITY OF NEW YORK, THE CITY OF NEW YORK PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, 134-136 BEACH 91 ST STREET BUNGALOW ASSOCIATION, PASQUALE GRECO, PATRICIA GRECO, EILEEN CAROLAN, NEE BORES, THE ESTATE OF CHARLES CARBERRY, and his representative heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the amended complaint, LINDA WARREN, PAT SHEA, FRANK SHEA, DAVID M. CAHILL, NOREEN CAHILL, BRIDGET MCCORMACK, EDWARD PAWLOWSKI, KATHERINE PAWLOWSKI, EUGENE F. SMITH, MURIEL A. SMITH, CITY OF NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, JAMES O’TOOLE, JOSEPHINE O’TOOLE, MARIE TARNEY, FRANK TARNEY, FRANK OLTON, MAUREEN OLTON, MARY P. MCKENNA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon plaintiff’s attorneys an answer to the Complaint in this action within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: The Object of the above entitled action is to foreclose a tax lien for the amount due and interest, recorded in the office of the Register of the County of QUEENS on the day of June 12, 1996 in Reel 4359 at page 547 covering premises described as follows: Address: 134-36 BEACH 9 1 ST STREET, FAR ROCKAWAY, NY Block: 16136 Lot 11 County: Queens The relief sought is the within action of a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the tax lien described above. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pur-
suant to an order of the Hon. Jaime A. Rios, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated 3/22/ 2010 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens. This is an action to foreclose upon a Tax Lien. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, City and State of New York. BLOCK 16136 LOT 11 said premises known as 134-36 Beach 91st Street, Far Rockaway, NY. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD. THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR IF DIFFERENT FROM THE CURRENT CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s
website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Crowell & Moring LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, NYCTL 1996-1 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 1996-1 Trust, 590 Madison Avenue, 20 th Floor, New York, NY 10022. (212) 895-4200 _____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITLY COMPANY. NAME: REW ELECTRIC LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/06/10. 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 Emanuel Dallaris, 215-45 Northern Boulevard, Suite 207, Bayside, New York 11361. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ YONG SUN REALTY LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 3/31/ 10. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to The LLC, 153-06 60 th Ave., 2 nd Fl., Flushing, NY 11355-5539. General Purposes.
VLT Bidders Return To Starting Gate By DOMENICK RAFTER The Div ision of the Lot ter y released a new Request for Proposals on Tue sday, restar t i ng the proce ss to select a w inning bid to develop the "racino" at Aqueduct Racetrack. The new RFP spells out the new process, which will be expedited and, according to the Division of the Lot tery, will be far less complicated than the past process that ended up with the ill-fated choice of Aqueduct Enter tainment Group. That decision is currently under investigated by the Inspector General. The process will follow the rules that were in place before, including the minimum $300 million fee to be paid by the winning bid upon selection, and that no principal in the bid can have been convicted of a felony in the past 15 years. New bids for the site are due by June 29 with a $1 million entr y fee to be paid by June 1. A winning bid will be selected on Aug. 3. The new process will follow a numbered system where each bid will be scored out of 100 points; 90 of those points will come
from evaluating the proposal, including the impact on the local economy, number of jobs the plan creates, and security, while the other 10 points wil be awarded based on how much mone y upfront the bidder is willing to offer. The proposals must have cer tain requirements in the development: a new 10,000square-foot entr y lobby; a ne w 20,000square-foot por te cochere w ith six lanes of traffic at the entrance to the site; a parking structure containing at least 2,000 parking spots; and a covered walkway connecting the Aqueduct subway stat ion to the VLT facility. The RFP also requires the site to be constructed and furnished at or exceeding the quality of two other similar "racinos" in the state: Empire City in Yonkers and Saratoga. Lot ter y spokeswoman Carolyn Haperman said these requirements were placed in the RFP "because the Division of the Lot ter y felt these minimums were needed to run a successful VLT site." The RFP mandates extensive community involvement, opening up pre-process meetings to members of Community Board 10
and giving the community board two seats on an advisory panel that will also consist of State Sen. Joe Addabbo Dr. (D-Howar d Beach) and Assembly woman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway Beach), both of whom represent Aqueduct in Albany, and a fifth individual yet to be named. Pheffer told Community Board 10 at its May meeting that while $300 million is the minimum, some bidders may offer more, but that w ill not be the deciding factor. "Because of the numbered system, it is possible that a bid that offers the most money will score the lowest," she said. "Governor Paterson is committed to stepping back and let ting [the Division of the Lot ter y] take the lead," Pheffer said. Though the governor, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and Senate Democratic Conference Chairman John Sampson will still be the ones to decide on the final winning bid, Pheffer said they will choose whoever the Div ision of the Lot ter y feels is the be st choice to license. She said this process is far more transparent and sensible. "There was no clear picture on what cri-
teria the governor was using," Pheffer said. She said the governor was adamant about gett ing VLTs i n Aqueduct by the time he leaves office in Januar y. While it is possible for AEG to bid again, Communit y Boar d 10 chairperson Bet t y Braton noted that the AEG group may no longer be together and thus may not be in a place to re-bid. Haperman said the Division of the Lot ter y would not limit who can bid. "Anyone who meets the timeframe and the minimum requirements laid out in the RFP may bid," she said. AEG was selected earlier this year to operate 4,500 video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack and to refurbish the faltering track. T he bid fell apart shor tly after it was awarded, with the Division of the Lottery deeming AEG "unlicensable" following the dissolution of a handful of par tners, including former Queens Congressman the Rev. Floyd Flake. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.
16,000 Teachers Lost In Two-Year Budget By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Over the next two years, the Dept. of Education could be forced to layoff nearly 16,500 teachers, almost 17 percent of current teaching staff, due to federal stimulus money running out and reductions in state aid. In releasing his proposed $62.9 billion budget last week, Mayor Mike Bloomberg explained that in the coming school year, the DOE is facing a $500 million reduction in state aid, which would mean a loss of 6,400 teachers. It would be the first teacher layoff in the City since 1976. Although the numbers could change based
on what happens with the state budget, which was due six weeks ago, roughly 2,000 retiring teachers would not be replaced and 4,400 would be laid off. Despite predicting modest economic growth in the City over the next few years, when education stimulus money runs out after the 2010-11 school year, it would leave a hole in the education budget equal to cutting 10,000 teachers, according to the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Management. “I wouldn’t make a big deal out of that,” said Marc LaVorgna, a spokesman for Bloomberg. “That’s just an accounting issue
there. You can’t count the positions for money that isn’t there, but that doesn’t mean that we couldn’t fund them in another way.” Currently, there are more than 97,500 teachers in the City. After the first round of layoffs, that number would be reduced to about 91,100. After the stimulus money runs out, the city would cut another 10,000 teachers from the 2011-12 school year budget. “We’re focused on a balanced budget for this coming year, so I’m not going to be able to go into a tremendous thought process on what is coming up in two budget years,”
A Purple Unisphere Sets Tone
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better after that,” Gabay said. The event featured elected officials, cancer survivors, Relay par t icipants a nd a musical per forma nce from “Cur rent Affair.” “This has the commit tee all rev ved up,” said Don Distacio, CEO of the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division. Relay organizers hope to top last year’s events, which raised $450 million. It is a reasonable goal, according to Distacio, who said the charitable event felt no impact from the floundering economy. “You’d never have known t here was an economic downturn,” he said. For more information, visit relayforlife.org Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at email@example.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127.
Relay Around Queens MacNeil Park, College Point, May 22-23 For t Tot ten, Bayside, June 5-6 Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows, June 5-6 Citi Field, Flushing, June 12 Alley Pond Park, Lit tle Neck, June 12-13 Astoria Park, Astoria, June 26-27 Frank M. Charles Memorial Park, Howard Beach, June 26-27 Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village, June 26-27
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cer Society’s premier fundraiser. Chris Savino, a 12-year-old leukemia survivor, had the honor of sw itching on the purple lights. The Howard Beach native was 4 when he was first diagnosed with cancer, but is now in remission. “I hope the message is to stay strong,” he said after the lighting ceremony, which saw him flanked by a slew of friends and his mother Josephine, who was diagnosed with cancer in June 2009. The event, part of a bev y of happenings by ACS designed to “Paint the Town Purple,” will raise awareness and part icipat ion for various Relays for Life going on around the city, organizers hope. Vic Gabay, a prostate cancer survivor, said he neglected Relay for Life until the disease struck him. “It’s terrifying,” the 66-year-old said. “With Relay, it taught me I was not alone.” The Hollis Hills resident decided to part icipate in Relay a year after he overcame cancer. It was during the first lap, called the “Survivors Lap” to recognize those that have overcome the disease, that he broke down cr ying. A fellow survivor threw her arm around him and said, “What are you crying for? This is a celebrat ion!” “It helped me come to terms with The Unisphere will be purple this month to my cancer. Things just star ted get ting honor cancer survivors. By JOSEPH OROV IC The Unisphere took on a purple hue May 5 to honor cancer survivors, as Queens gears up to host Relay for Life, the American Can-
LaVorgna said. “That stimulus money is a one-shot deal that only further highlights the need to continue to tighten our belts, which is something the mayor has done eight times in the last three years with budget cuts.” The hope is that the economy, which is starting to show signs of recovery, will rebound enough to plug the hole, said Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens). “I think that may be wishful thinking,” he said. “Without a doubt, the stimulus money running out is a major concern. There may be another round of cutting that goes on.” It is impossible to predict what federal officials will do, said Matt Anderson, a spokesman for the New York State Division of the Budget. “That’s exactly why we have to start making difficult choices today; because if we wait until the stimulus money runs out, the choices will be even more difficult,” Anderson said. “The best thing we can do is put our own house in order so we’re not operating from crisis to crisis.” Although some New York City Council members have called for reductions to the central administration budget, that might not be possible, said Ann Forte, a spokeswoman for the DOE. Next year, the DOE budget is projected to be $23 billion. Of that, $550 million is central administration, which ranges from the Chancellor down to the people who coordinate the school bus program, school lunch program, hand out paychecks and other vital functions. Since 2008, the central administration has reduced its budget by 18 percent, Forte said. During that time, school budgets were cut by less than half of that. Since it has been so long since the City school system had a teacher layoff, some of the details are unclear. While teachers in the hard-to-fill specialties of bilingual education, math and science might not face the chopping block, those that are will be cut in reverse order of citywide seniority – last hired, first fired. Schools with high turnover, or those with a lot of new teachers, would be disproportionately affected, Forte said. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.
Wind Farm Off Queens In Early Stages By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Con Edison is collaborating with the Long Island Power Authority and a handful of public agencies on a wind farm to be located off the coast of Far Rockaway and Nassau County and could be up and running by 2016. The 80-100 turbines would be located nearly 15 miles offshore, which is beyond the horizon line, said Michael Clendenin, a spokesman for Con Ed. "There are technologies in the turbine field that are coming up with more power and would enable fewer turbines than we are talking about today," Deering said. They are working on a visual simulation
of the turbines, as they would appear from the shoreline, said Michael Deering, Vice President for Environmental Affairs for LIPA. The project would generate 350 megawatts, with the capacity to expand up to 700 megawatts. Each megawatt can power up to 1,000 homes. The public will have ample opportunity for input, Deering said. "We're going to speak to the various constituencies, including community groups, environmental groups, the commercial and recreational fisheries folks," he said. "They are important constituencies in this project and we are going to benefit from their input."
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Queens Air Quality Improves: Report By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Air quality in New York City is improving, but still fails some pollution standards, according to a recent report from the American Lung Association in New York. The State of the Air is an annual air quality report card that measures ozone and particle pollution, based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. The State of the Air 2010 is based on data collected from 2006-2008. During that time, Queens passed the annual measure for high particle pollution days, but failed the 24-hour measure. That means annual levels of par ticle pollution meet current standards, but there are still too many days where shor t-term spikes threaten health, said Kathleen O’Neill, a spokesperson for the American Lung Association in Ne w York. Queens had four fewer high particle pollution days in 2006-2008 than in 20052007. There were five fewer high ozone days. Compliance with air quality standards is measured using data collected over three years, to prevent a situation where weather anomalies or other factors create air pollution. “This difference shows that air quality is improving,” O’Neill said. “This trend is consistent with what we are seeing across the state and illustrates that our effor t s to reduce pol lut ion are maki ng a difference. We hope this trend will cont inue next year.” Ozone is formed when sunlight reacts with vapors emitted when cars, factorie s, power plants and other sources burn fuel. Par t icle pollution is a deadly cocktai l of
aerosols, ash, chemicals, diesel exhaust, metals and soot that can spike dangerously for hours or weeks. Breathing ozone and air with high particle levels irritates the respirator y tract and cause s healt h problems like ast hma at tacks, che st pain, coughing and even premature death. At-risk groups include kids and seniors, as well as people with asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic bronchitis, diabetes and emphysema. Other findings from the report include: • T he New York City metropolitan area is tied for 16th on the top 25 list of U.S.
cities most polluted by ozone. In 2009, the metro area tied for 17th place. • New York Counties and Queens are tied for second dirt iest nationwidefor shor tterm par ticle pollution. • New York City t ied for 18th worst for short-term par ticle pollution. • T he New York City metropolitan area dropped off the 25 most polluted cities list for year-round par ticle pollution. New York Cit y officials are tr ying to address the problem. PlaN YC is a master plan to prepare the City for a million new residents by 2030 and
manage impacts on various resources, including air quality. Its goals include more tree s, reduced transportat ion emissions, retiring aging power plants and switching to cleaner fuels for heating. “Individuals can take steps to improve air quality by driving less, using mass transit whenever possible and using less electricity,” said Kathleen O’Neill, a spokesman for the American Lung Association in New York. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.
Feds Offers Trash Suggestions By JOSEPH OROV IC The federal Dept. of Transportation suggested several layers of defense against wayward fowl at LaGuardia Airport once a neighboring trash transfer station is built. The recommendations aim to mitigate the number of birds surrounding College Point’s much-maligned Marine Transfer Station, slated to be built 2,000 feet away from the end of the airport’s main runway. “Although we remain opposed to this garbage transfer station being constructed so close to LaGuardia’s runway, we applaud these additional safeguards,” said U.S. Rep. Gar y Ackerman (D-Bayside), who spent the last three years opposing the MTS’s location. “While we continue to have serious concerns over this facility, these extra safety measures are positive steps towards increasing the safety of the flying public and the Queens communities that surround the airport.”
The DOT’s suggestions aim to make the area inhospitable to birds by limiting perching areas and food sources, and having a dedicated specialist on-site to continually keep the birds at bay. The measures are a result of a study conducted by the DOT, Federal Aviation Administration, Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Air Force and Por t Authorit y. But the suggestions are just that, and it’s up to the City’s Dept. of Sanitation to implement them. U.S. Reps Ackerman and Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) promised to demand assurances from Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty that the DOT’s recommendations be implemented. The measures would add to a growing list of safety enhancements to the MTS, which include a shor tened height a nd a weekly visit from a DOT biologist to moni-
tor the situation. The $125 million facility became a contentious issue following the landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. The 100-foot MTS will be located at 31st Avenue and 122nd Street. Closed Sanitation trucks filled with garbage will line up as much as 17 deep to enter the facility. Once inside, the trucks would tip their load into chutes where compactors would then press the waste into containers. The containers, each holding about 22 tons of waste, would then be loaded onto barges capable of carrying as many as 48 containers – or more than a million pounds of containerized garbage. The barges, which would operate an average of three runs a day, would float the trash around the airport and out toward New York Harbor. Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at email@example.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127.
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Here We Go Again Sigh. The news this week about restarting the bidding process that will eventually bring video lottery terminals and the rehabilitation of Aqueduct Racetrack is welcome, but also leaves us shaking our heads. For the better part of a decade we have been waiting for this to happen. Even with a potential spring 2011 opening of some sort of facility, New York will be on its third new governor since the process was initiated by Gov. George Pataki. And then, of course, there is the complete distrust in a boondoggled system that has failed our state, our city and our borough so miserably for so long that it is hard to get excited about the prospect that now, with a potential third winner being selected this summer, the Aqueduct deal may actually happen. Yes, we’re happy to see the process begin to lumber forward… again. And yes, we think that the transparency and expediency of the process is a big improvement from the last two times the state has tried and failed to make the “racino” a reality. But really, we’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’ll cheer when the whole deal happens and the doors to the VLT facility finally open, but we’re not rushing out to buy our pom-poms just yet.
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Better Use (An Open Letter to Mayor Mike Bloomberg) If there is one issue that unites New Yorkers, it is the desire to offer our children a better future, and education opens doors to opportunity. So when I saw reports in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal that you are proposing to cut as many as 6,700 teachers in order to help close a $5 billion budget deficit, I could not help but think of the families whose futures will be shaken by diminished access to a quality education. The Daily News reported that the Department of Education is seeking approval for up to a $5 millionper-year contract to recruit more teachers. If the city cannot afford its current teachers, how can the DOE pay to recruit more educators? Why not use the $5 million to offset teacher layoffs? It seems like common sense to me. Toby Ann Stavisky State Senator
Hoping For Atlas To The Editor: As the co-owner of Spokesman Cycles, which has a branch at The Shops at Atlas Park, I’d like to address a few issues raised in your April 8 article.
First, The Bombay Company is not among the stores that have closed in the last 14 months. We know, because we opened our store more than two years ago in the space they had already vacated. Part of what attracted us to the mall was the chance to open the largest bike shop in New York City. Our customers tell us they’re happy to find a large selection of products and professional repair services without having to travel far. Glendale, like much of Queens, is a family oriented community and more and more people are discovering that cycling is healthy and fun activity for all ages. We’d love to see Atlas become a busier mall. But overall, we’ve been pleased with the performance of our Atlas Park store. The economy’s been tough on everyone recently. But we hope that in the future you’ll be able to write about local businesses that are not “in decline.” Carlos Dall’Orso Spokesman Cycles
Keep Programs To The Editor: As a guidance counselor at Halsey JHS 157, just four blocks from Queens Community House, the youth programs that QCH offers greatly impact me and my students. I have developed strong rela-
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tionships with their staff who have opened their arms to all of my students. Their programs are a necessity for working parents who rely on their free after-school care. Many of my students are in need of outside counseling but don’t have insurance. QCH is the only facility that offers free counseling in this area, which is a great service to my students, who are faced with pressure on the streets to join gangs, use and sell drugs, and many other harmful choices. QCH provides them with a place to go so that they can stay off the streets and not have to worry about being approached and tempted to participate in destructive activities. For many, going home is just as bad as being on the streets. There is abuse, neglect and environments not conducive to doing homework or positive influence. QCH offers tutoring, homework help, a work placement program, and positive activities to help show these children that there are other options. Taking away youth programs would not only be doing a disservice to the entire community but, more importantly, a disservice to these children. Many come from homes where they are told they aren’t good enough and neglected and abandoned by their parents. What message are we sending if QCH is forced to abandon them as well? Shimona Shriki, Guidance Counselor JHS 157, Rego Park
Wine Tax? To The Editor: Gov. Paterson’s proposal to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores and supermarkets does not make any sense, because any benefit that a grocery store or supermarket would acquire would be at the detriment of liquor stores. This can easily result in the closing of numerous liquor stores. Do we really need to lose those jobs? Do we really need more vacant real estate in the state? If the intention is to get more tax revenue because it is thought that overall more wine will be sold if available in grocery stores, it is a poor means to an end. This end could be better served by simply increasing the current tax on wine – for anyone who just grimaced, come on, would it really make a difference if it cost an extra dime or two to buy a bottle of wine – rather than attempting to increase the consumption of wine? Christina Fortunato, Flushing
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his New York friend (who has never been a judge!) a new Supreme Court Justice. Don’t you think that it will be too many New Yorkers on America’s highest court? Maybe it is better to choose a qualified judge (and a Protestant) from… Arizona. Victor Maltsev, Rego Park
No TWC Love To The Editor: This weekend Time Warner Cable started putting up a “screen saver” of their logo on my channels if I do not press any buttons on my remote for 30 minutes. This makes it nearly impossible to record any programs with any device other than their DVR, which I am not going to get. I have a TiVo, I love my TiVo and plan to keep it. I wonder how many people Time Warner is trying to dupe into buying their DVR service with this trick. I immediately called tech support and I was told that I was out of luck and nothing could be done (aside from subscribing to their DVR service). Actually, something can be done. I have already removed my premium channels because of this and Time Warner will soon lose me as a customer entirely. There are other providers serving my area (for less money) and TWC’s loss will be their gain. Jonathan W Griffith, Floral Park
Bus Seat Belts To the Editor: Several years ago, I requested that Congressman Anthony Weiner support and push federal legislation to require seat belts on long-distance buses involved in interstate, intrastate and international travel. A number of publicized serious bus accidents where people sustained serious injury, or even died, as a result of being thrown about inside the bus, or ejected, seemed to call for such a proposal. I even cited to Congressman Weiner a case where my wife’s cousin became a paraplegic when a bus, without seat belts, in which she was a passenger, was involved in an accident while en route to Pennsylvania from New York. As legal counsel to the Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association at the time, I was able to get signatures from a number of the organization’s members on a petition supporting seat belts on such buses. At a meeting of the Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association, Congressman Weiner indicated that he supported such a proposal to protect the precious human cargo on such buses. However, after about a year with hardly any feedback from the CongressAlan J. Goldsher Advertising Director Shelly Cookson Corporate & Legal Advertising Account Executives Gil Spadoni Helene Sperber Earl Steinman Shari Strongin
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man, he informed the civic association that this was an area to be handled by state and local authorities, despite the interstate activities of long-distance bus carriers. This seemed like a strange response under the circumstances. Interstate commerce is regulated by the federal government, not the states or local authorities. How could a United States congressman ignore legitimate safety concerns involving interstate commerce and pass the buck to state and local authorities? As it turns out, further research indicates that in 2007 legislation was introduced in Congress to require passenger seat belts in tour buses in the United States. United States Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced such bill in the Senate, and John Lewis (D-Georgia) introduced similar legislation in the House that would require seat belts, not just more studies. Apparently the proposed Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2007 went nowhere. The issue comes into stark focus when one considers injuries and deaths resulting from tragic bus accidents within the last several years that could have been prevented had seat belts on such buses been required by federal legislation. In March, 2007, a bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio crashed in Atlanta. Several team members were ejected from the bus and killed. Just recently, on March 5 a bus accident near Phoenix, Arizona, left six people dead. In May, 2006, the European Union required the use of seat belts in all motor vehicles, including trucks and coaches. My family was required to wear seat belts while on a bus tour in England this past summer. Legislation could strip states of a percentage of their highway funds if they do not require seat belts on buses. There is no legitimate reason for the federal government not to require seat belts on buses. My family just received a bulletin from the Office of Congressman Weiner, paid for with tax dollars. It is basically a political campaign piece produced at taxpayer expense. The cost of this mailing must have been great. We do not want our hardearned money to be used to pay for Congressman Weiner’s campaign in this election year. He has shown an apathy and disingenuousness regarding a serious issue of concern. Maybe a number of buses could have been equipped with seat belts with the tax dollars used to produce this political campaign piece. Joseph A. Suraci, Esq., Middle Village Mitch Kronenfeld: Classified Manager Elizabeth Mance: Administrative Assistant Classified Ad Representatives: Nadia Hack, Peggie Henderson, Fran Gordon, Marty Lieberman, Chris Preasha, Lorraine Shaw, Sheila Scholder, Lillian Saar
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The State Budget: Exactly How Late Is Failure? By MICHAEL SCHENKLER The State Legislature is required to approve the NYS budget by April 1 of each year. A month and a half later, little has been done to close the more than $9 billion deficit in the current fiscal year’s budget.
The one man that may have had an inkling on how to try to deal with the overwhelming problem in a fiscally responsible way was pushed aside by the Governor and rejected by the State Senate. Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch was appointed by an accidental Governor late last summer in response to a pathetic deadlock caused by two State Senators jumping par t ies in exchange for 30 pieces of silver and a roll in the hay – or its vague political equivalent in Albany terms. Ravitch, the
one man not in the room who may have the fiscal ability, respect and integrity to navigate the mine field of the Albany budget process, has been excluded by a failing Governor trying to reassert his own relevance in a process where the train left the station before he found the station. And those aboard the train are led by conductors who haven’t heard the music of the people for years. The group in its entirety is no group at all. The Democrats, now in control, are apparently not involving the Republicans. Bipartisanship is no more evident here than it has been on the Federal level. Only on the Federal level, no matter the problems, bills seem to get passed, the government runs and Congress shines when compared to the New York State Legislature. The Assembly catering to special interests leans toward restoring the Governor’s proposed cuts to education and health care while the Senate seeks property tax relief to win votes from suburban and upstate voters in an election year. As a matter of fact, both houses are driven by anything but what is best for the people, the state and
prudent fiscal management. And as the clock ticks, each second of each day that there is no resolut ion to the budget impasse, the state moves closer to the precipice – a cash flow crisis approaches as rapidly as the high speed train moving through the month of May with no governor and no budget controls in place -and billions fall due to school districts throughout the state. The Mayor of the City of New York had to create his budget without knowing the State’s contribution. Next Tuesday, school districts – other than the City — across the State will put their budgets to public vote without ever knowing the extent of the State’s participation. So what has been going on in Albany as the clock ticked up to that legally proscribed April 1 budget deadline and then has ticked passed it 3,888,000 times. Not much. The leadership, a handful of Senators and Assembly members, occasionally sit behind closed doors, rarely if ever talking to the Governor. The Lieutenant Governor – remember him, the man with the best chance of finding a real solution – he’s not included. And the rest of them sit col-
lecting their per diem for being in Albany. No, they are not hard at work looking for other potential cuts or analyzing the budget. No, they are not involved in the important process of ethics reform nor are they working to protect our environment nor develop a system of nonpartisan redistricting or any other meaningful legislation. They basically are doing nothing. And sadly those infamous three men in a room don’t seem to be doing much either. They apparently have agreed on some $6 billion in reduction – we’re all just guessing here because that room door is locked and the press and the public are not entitled to obser ve the process of how government works in the Empire State. Well, the real deficit is apparently moving closer and closer to the $10 billion figure as each day passes. Cutting $6 billion doesn’t solve the problem. The Governor has been ineffective from the get go. He is a lame duck probably looking for a job to call his own next year. The Senate has still not recovered from its devastation of the
past year where leadership changed, Senators changed party allegiance, Senators’ votes were bought and sold and then one of the two Senators at the center of the fiasco was expelled and the other indicted for stealing millions from the people. Don’t expect too much from the Senate. Then there is Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver – not one for opening t he process of government – bright and capable of getting the job done. This fixture in the secret room cannot do it alone and doesn’t recognize it’s time to seek the support of the people and the press. New York government does not work. And sadly, this time, it is my party in control of the entire process - the Democratic Party. The Democrats have failed us. New York State Government has failed us. The cost of the budget failure will ultimately come due and who will have to pay it? We will – for years and years to come. Remember what our State Legislators have done to us when election time rolls around. MSchenkler@QueensTribune.com
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City Narrowly Escapes Bungling Bomber’s Plot By HENRY STERN New Yorkers have thought a great deal about the at tempted bombi ng i n Time s Square. Our narrow escape from death and destruction in the heart of the city reminds us of the police work that Henry frustrated the July 1997 plot to explode bombs on the New York City subways. That attempt came four years after the first attack on the World Trade Center, and four years before 9/11. There was also a conspiracy in 2009, when a Ne w York immigra nt trained by the Taliban in Pakistan bought supplie s in Colorado to at tack the subway system here. An imam may have tipped him off that he was under surveillance. It should now be apparent that, in recent years, there have been a number of plots aimed at wreaking havoc in the City of New York. We generally write about policies and practices of state government. We do believe, however, that plans to detonate explosives which could demolish buildings and immolate their inhabitants (actions which have been attempted at least five times over the past 17 years) would have a significant effect on the city government, its economy and its viability as a place in which people would want to live and stay alive. That is the assertion of relevance, which prompts us to offer the fol-
lowing thoughts, some of which lead to conclusions of one sort or another. Herewith our observations: First is that, if not for the incredible incompetence of the bomber, the Times Square plot would have succeeded. Stern Second, if the bomb had gone off, it would have attracted enormous worldwide attent ion, dispropor t ionate to t he physical damage that it would have been caused. It would have shown that one of the nation’s most famous and crowded places was vulnerable to deadly attack by one individual. Third, if enough other wouldbe bombers at tempt the same or similar assaults, one or more will eventually succeed. From there, we proceed to the greater danger: Four th, the proliferat ion of nuclear weapons would make the outcome of such an attack devastating rather than symbolic. Fifth, although there are now nine nations which have nuclear capability, none of them has proclaimed its commitment to the destruction of another country. Sixth, Iran’s president has repeatedly proclaimed his ambition to destroy Israel, which has done no particular injury to his country, nor has had any territorial disputes with Iran (as Iraq had during their eight years of warfare, which
included the use of weapons of mass de str uct ion by Saddam Hussein). Seventh, Iran is developing nuclear weapons as rapidly as it can, and anyone who doe s not believe that to be true is incredibly naive. Eighth, (and this is the difficult one to accept), the United States is enabling Iran to become a nuclear power by making speeches denouncing Iran which have no effect, and trying to enlist other nations to support sanctions, measurers which are not in those nations’ immediate self-interest. Ninth, the United States appears to be quite reconciled to Iran as a nuclear power. Since Iran is already supplying Hezbollah and Hamas with advanced rockets and other weaponry, it is reasonable to consider the possibilit y t hat Iran’s nuclear weapons, or the technology to manufacture them, will somehow fall into the hands of non-governmental entitie s. Tenth, President Obama said on May 18, 2009, that “by the end of the year, we should have some sense whether or not these discussions [with Iran] are starting to yield significant benefits, whether we are star t ing to see ser ious movement on the part of Iranians.” It is now May 2010, and the only movement seen has been increased activity by Iran in nuclear development. Eleventh, the physical protect ion of the City of New York
has been capably managed over the years by the New York Police Department. But it s protection from weapons of mass destr uction is a Federal responsibi lit y, which means the national government is obliged to do what it must to prevent a nation which believes war is a religious dut y does from get ting t he oppor tunit y to put t hat pr inciple i nto effect at the cost of the lives of our citizens Twelfth, national leaders must understand that, just because they want peace and justice, others may still want to kill them and the citi-
zens they are sworn to protect, either as a result of religious fantasy of zeal, or the simple desire for universal hegemony that characterized Hitler and his followers. As usual, we invite your comments, and we expect some disagreement with our views. Please feel free to express yourself by email, whatever your opinions. This, of course, is far more than the people who would bomb and destroy us permit to those whose opinions differ from theirs. God bless America, and God preserve the City of New York. StarQuest@NYCivic.org
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Queens This Week Amalgamated Bank announced its free MoneySense financial education program, a key component of its community banking strategy, and will host a class at the bank's Flushing branch on Jewel Avenue on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "We have increased our commitment to the MoneySense program because there is a critical need for personal financial skills in today's economy," said Erik Shumar, Amalgamated Bank's Community Reinvestment Act Officer. "Too many hardworking men and women find themselves in debt with poor or no credit and are frozen in a state of inaction because they simply don't know what to do." The MoneySense workshops hope to provide participants with the knowledge and tools they need to help establish and maintain good credit profiles and gain access to affordable credit. Often, the Bank delivers these sessions through partnerships with community-based organizations, which encourage neighborhood residents to attend classes at the local Amalgamated branch. Also, anyone 18 years and older who completes a series of MoneySense workshops is eligible to receive special benefits when they open and maintain a basic checking or savings account for six months or longer. "One of the unique aspects of this program is that each course is supported by materials we developed and is presented by an Amalgamated Bank officer who has received special training in how to conduct the course. This is in keeping with the Bank's focus on the importance of financial literacy and our efforts to help working people use their money and credit wisely." Amalgamated Bank has scheduled 32 classes that will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. These classes are tailored to the particular needs of each community where they are held. Also, each participant receives a free MoneySense workbook. Interested participants can contact branch manager, Kathleen Kaufman at (718) 3802276 for further details. The complete schedule of Money Sense workshops is posted at amalgamatedbank.com.
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Tudor Park Getting Upgraded Fields The Parks Department will undertake a $1 million renovation and rehabilitation of Tudor Park in Ozone Park that will include a new state of the art baseball diamond for Little League games and a cricket field. The park, located along North Conduit Avenue between 80th Street and 81st Street
, is a popular hang out spot for local youth. Currently the site, which is badly in need of rehabilitation, is home to a baseball diamond, which sits in the southwest corner of the park. The new plan would place the diamond in the center of the park, facing north, and update it so it can be used for Little League games. The diamond would get new bases, dugouts, three-tiered bleachers and will include a natural grass field. Beyond the outfield of the diamond, a cricket pitch will be built. The cricket field has been a huge priority for the area's growing South Asian and Indo-Caribbean population. The pitch will be far enough away from the baseball diamond so that games could be played on both fields at the same time. There will also be an adult fitness center in the park. Because of the Conduit easement, the diamond will be about 75 feet inside the park, away from North Conduit Avenue. Some members of Community Board 10 expressed concern over drainage issues in the park. The section of Ozone Park surrounding the site is notorious for floods during big rainstorms and Nor'easters. The Parks Dept. will install new drainage ditches to alleviate that concern, but warned that little can be done about drainage in the park without addressing it throughout the whole community. According to the Parks Dept., the project's plan should be finalized by the end of the summer with construction commencing in March 2011. The city will foot about $770,000 of the $1 million bill. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125. â€”Domenick Rafter
Pop And Friend Catch A Summons A simple mid-afternoon catch between Michael Feinstein and his son Jacob ended with a summons from the cops. The two hopped the three-foot fence surrounding PS 303's parking lot on an unseasonably warm March 7. They hoped for a fun few hours at a schoolyard neighborhood kids have used for decades. Eventually the elder Feinstein's friend Adam Waldman joined in to spell a tiring pop. When the cops showed up and demanded identification, Feinstein and Waldman were taken aback. They said they would leave the premises, admitting they did not heed the "No trespassing" sign. No harm, no foul. The officers left first, but only after handing out two summonses for trespassing. The whole scene left some parents scratching their heads, wondering if a game of catch warranted dealing with the police and a
FHLL Book Signing On May 15, from 9:30-11 a.m., Ray Negron, the author of "One Last Time: Good-bye to Yankee Stadium," will visit the Forest Hills Little League at 66-01 Fleet St. Negron will speak to the players about his life experiences and his book. He is coming to spread the message of his book and his love for children. For more information please visit www.batboyhelps.com. Ray Negron is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Boy of Steel" and "The Greatest Story Never Told: The Babe and Jackie." When he was a teenager, he was caught spraying graffiti on the side of Yankee Stadium and put to work by George Steinbrenner. Negron became the Yankees' batboy, played minor league ball, and worked for the Texas Rangers, the Cleveland Indians and currently the New York Yankees. Now a special assistant for the New York Yankees and a community advisor, Negron is active in charitable works.
FHVAC EMS Week From May 16 through May 22, The Forest Hills Volunteer Corps will celebrate National EMS Week. It will hold the following events at 92-29 Metropolitan Ave.: a Daily Open House from May 17 through May 21; FHVAC EMS Day on May 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. with First Aid & CPR Training, free food, games and prizes; and a Blood Drive on May 22. For more information, call (718) 793-2055.
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While locals admit it is illegal to use PS 303's yard, they are not sure why. possible fine. "This was the kind of schoolyard that parents had to yank you out and say, 'C'mon it's dinnertime,'" Waldman said. More importantly, why was the schoolyard closed when most of Forest Hills' other schools keep their spaces open to the public? According to a Dept. of Education spokesperson, some schoolyards remain open as part of the Mayor's PlaNYC initiative while others remain closed. The City selected 256 schoolyards to remain open in areas lacking recreational space. The Parks Department would upgrade and keep these yards open. PS 303, it turns out, does not fall into that category. Waldman and Feinstein reached out to Community Board 6's district manager Frank Gulluscio, who was short on answers. "The Department of Education has to revisit the use of schoolyards within communities," he said. Waldman admits they were trespassing at the time, but did not see why the yard should be shut to the public in the first place. The parents, all long-time Forest Hills residents, said they used the school's space as kids, and think their children deserve the same opportunity. "You want to give the kids the same thing you had growing up," said Paul White, who took his daughter down the block to PS 303's yard last winter to build a snowman. "Not a lot of us are blessed to have a house. We have no backyards," said Feinstein's wife Lisa. "Our parks, our schools, are very, very special. They're something that we really hold very close to us." In spite of the circus surrounding the summons, both Feinstein and Waldman ultimately walked away without having to pay a fine. The prospects for getting PS 303's schoolyard open do not seem as bright. Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at email@example.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127.
Residents March To Save Firehouses Residents, civic leaders and local officials marched through Woodhaven and Richmond Hill in protest Monday, fearing the potential closing of two firehouses. Councilwoman Liz Crowley (D-Middle Village), chairwoman of the Fire & Criminal Justice Committee, led the march through the two neighborhoods. Also participating were U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens), NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Council Members Eric Ulrich (ROzone Park) and Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest
Hills), State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (DGlendale). "The [Bloomberg] Administration found $200 million within the executive budget to maintain our security initiatives - and this should include the FDNY. If we close fire companies, I certainly will not feel secure," Crowley said. "Fires don't care about budgets." The march began on Monday morning at Engine 293 at 74-24 88th Rd. in Woodhaven and headed down Jamaica Avenue to Engine 294, which is located right across the border from Woodhaven in Richmond Hill at 101-02 Jamaica Ave. The march comes a little more than a week after a devastating fire ripped through a church 10 blocks away from Engine 294 and little more than a year after a major windswept fire destroyed almost an entire block on 96th Street just north of Atlantic Avenue in Woodhaven. Neither firehouse is immediately slated for closure, but Mayor Mike Bloomberg is expected to announce firehouse closures within the next week. The City Charter mandates a 45-day notice before closure of a firehouse. Since the mayor's budget proposes closing 20 firehouses on July 1, the public would need to be notified of which firehouses will close by May 17. Assemblyman Miller noted that any firehouse closure in Richmond Hill or Woodhaven would affect not only those neighborhoods, but surrounding communities also. "If the fire department in Cypress Hills is responding to a blaze in Woodhaven, it leaves the residents of both neighborhoods in danger," Miller said. "Closing one fire house creates a domino effect that negatively affects all of our communities." "Above and beyond the vital day-to-day role firefighters play in the community, the response to the terrorist attack in Times Square is another reminder of how critically important it is to get firefighters to the scene of an emergency quickly," said Steve Cassidy, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, noting that the FDNY is critical in the city's anti-terrorism apparatus. Budget cuts had called for the closure of Engine 293 in 2003, but community opposition to the closure kept its doors open. Engine 294 was closed in January 1991 by then-Mayor David Dinkins, but was reopened in the first days of the Giuliani administration after complaints about delayed response times. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.
Queens CLOSEUP Thrift Sale Bayswater Jewish Center, located at 2355 Healey Ave, in Bayswater is holding a huge thrift sale on Thursday, May 13 from 79 p.m., on Sunday, May 16 from noon to 4 p.m., and Monday, May 17 from 4-7 p.m. On sale will be clothes, household items, electrical, linens, etc. Come and bring your friends! For more information call (718) 471-7771.
Camera Club The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, at 146-01 45th Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. Enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street. We meet on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact (718) 441-6210 or flushingcameraclub.org
Exercise Class Every Monday at 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m., tai chi with Elaine Fleischman, Every Wednesday and Friday at 10:15-11:15 a.m. , chair aerobics with Charle Roemer every Thursday at 10:15-11:15 p.m., Project Staywell exercises with Irma Mains. If you are a senior center member, or are over 60 years of age, you are welcome to attend. Any questions, call the center at (718) 7388100. The Howard Beach senior center is located at 156-45 84th street (entrance on 85th street). The center is funded under contract to the New York City department for the aging and is open to anyone age 60 and over.
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QCA Spring Benefit Queens Council on the Arts is holding its 44th annual spring benefit ArtVenture, on Thursday, May 13 at the Metropolitan Building, 44-01 11th Street, Long Island City. At
Mt. Olivet Tour On Saturday, May 15, the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will cosponsor a tour of the historic Mount Olivet Cemetery from 1-3 PM. David Gigler, superintentant of Mount Olivet will focus on the history of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, that reflects both the history of Maspeth, and the life and times of prominent residents of the Maspeth area. Gigler is a former president of the GRHS and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Directors. Gigler was responsible for the original landscape design of the Onderdonk House property and contributed to the Society’s recent exhibit, “Rites of Passage,” an exhibit on cemeteries, florists and monument makers and continues to assist the Society with his expertise. Handouts and refreshments are included for the $5 donation that will benefit the Society. For information on this event, call Mount Olivet Cemetery at (718) 326-1777. There is no raindate. Participants should meet at the cemetery office and comfortable footwear is recommended. If you miss this tour, you can also join Gigler on Saturday, Sept. 11. Watch for additional information or visit the Society’s website, onderdonkhouse.org or Mount Olivet website, mountolivetcemeterynyc.com/
Polish Air Tragedy A Symposium on the Polish Air Tragedy will focus on the late Polish President Lech Kaszynski and his outreach to Polish Jews, Israel, and Polonia. It will take place on Monday, May 17, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 301, at Queens College’s Student Union Building. Among the speakers will be Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, the Consul General of the Polish Republic in New York and Queens College President Dr. James Muyskens. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Jeff Gottlieb, President, Queens Jewish Historical Society, at (917) 376-4494 or Jeffgottlieb@hotmail.com.
Town Hall Flushing Town Hall will hold a series of puppetry workshops for children on May 15 and 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, call (718) 4637700. Tai Chi classes will be held from May 1 to June 23, on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation of NYC, the eight week “Tai Chi class for people with Arthritis or limited mobility” will be held at
137-35 Northern Blvd. To register, please email your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to email@example.com. On Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will present a free chamber music concert at Flushing Town Hall as part of its five-day tour of the boroughs of New York City. Each concert will be a dropoff site in a series-long food drive for New York’s hungry and homeless, in partnership with City Harvest. Attendees are encouraged to drop off non-perishable donations at Flushing Town Hall before the performance. Following the concert, ice cream will be available for sale from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, which will donate 20 percent of all sales proceeds to City Harvest. Red Baraat will perform on May 16 at 2:15 p.m. Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol and brass band in the States. This New York City-based group plays fresh originals, traditional Punjabi songs, Bollywood numbers, and has delivered blistering performances at the Chicago World Music Festival, Lincoln Center, DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra, etc. The Queens Jazz Orchestra will perform on Friday, June 18 at 8 p.m. The Orchestra, a program of Flushing Council, will perform a potpourri of tunes from these legends and play excerpts from Conductor Jimmy Heath’s original composition “New Visions”. For more information about these and other events, call (718) 463-7700.
Flea Market A giant Flea Market will be held on Saturday, May 22, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St. For more information, call (718) 762-3198. The Flea Market takes place in the Large Game Room on the ground floor of Flushing House. A huge variety of goods will be on sale, including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing, white elephant items, etc. Admission is free. For vendor information, please call Katie Rivers, activities leader, at (347) 532-3012. Any profits received by Flushing House go into the activities fund, which directly benefits the elderly residents who reside there. Built in 1974, Flushing House was one of the first not-for-profit retirement communities to offer independent living with supportive services on the premises.
Camera Club Presentation The Flushing Camera Club will have a
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Free Salsa Classes Parsons Beacon is proud to announce that it will be offering a free Adult Salsa Class open to all adults every Tuesday from 6:308:30 p.m. Anyone interested in registering please call (718) 820-0760.
Dem Club Meeting The JFK Democratic Club will hold a general meeting at 8 p.m. on May 20 at Margaret Tietz Center, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy. The group will celebrate the accomplishments of DA Richard Brown.
Gardening Recruits Queens Botanical Garden is currently recruiting new senior gardeners. QBG’s Senior Garden, which entered its 45th year this April, is a unique quarter-acre garden that provides seniors with individual areas (five feet by fifteen feet) to grow their own vegetables and flowers. Senior Garden’s members grow radishes, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, beans, tomatoes, strawberries, acorn squash, and flowers and tend apple, fig, and pear trees from April to October. Members take home all the produce they grow for their own consumption. For more information call Bernie Gilbard at (718) 263-9546.
Long Island Puppet Theatre On Sunday, June 6 at 3 p.m., Temple Tivah will host the Long Island Puppet Theatre and Museum at 3315 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park, showing “The Little Red Riding Hood with The 3 Little Pigs & The 7 Baby Goats,” A Trilogy about the Wolf. Prices are $15 with pre-registration and $18 at the door. Raffles will be sold at the door. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When the Queens Jewish Community Council invited NY City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to be honored at its 14th Annual Testimonial Breakfast on Sunday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Beth Gavriel Center, 66-35 108th Street in Forest Hills the organization never expected Commissioner Kelly to be heading an investigation of a recently thwarted Times Square terrorist bombing in the days leading up to its annual gala event. “This is exactly why we invited Commissioner Kelly to be honored at our Annual Breakfast,’’ said Warren Hecht, the President of the QJCC, ‘‘Because we have always felt that Ray Kelly and the thousands of men and women of the New York City Police Department personify the very best that America has to offer in our struggle against terrorism - and they continue to prove our point every day’’. This Annual Breakfast celebrates the QJCC’s dedication to the Queens community and its mission to improve the quality of life for its residents. The QJCC accomplishes this not only though its many social action programs, but through its robust organization of advocacy initiatives used on behalf of individual citizens and organizations who need a representative voice to protect their interests. The QJCC is not only feting four honorees all of which have made a substantial difference in the Queens community, but is also conducting an installation of its Officers and Board Members. These newly installed officers and board members are from diverse areas in Queens and are leaders in their communities.
this year’s event, Juvenal Reis, President of Juvenal Reis Studios, Nereo Lopez Meza, Photographer, Judith Heintz and Margie Ruddick, Former Principals, Wallace Roberts and Todd LLC will be honored for their contributions to the arts and communities of Queens County. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a caricaturist, belly dancer, raffle prices and an honoree presentation from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Last year, over 200 guests were in attendance, and QCA expects an even greater turnout. The event is open to the public and $100 tickets are available at queenscouncilarts.org or by calling Queens Council on the Arts at (347) 505-3010. The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support arts organizations and individual artists in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community.
Law Would Monitor Jury Selection By DOMENICK RAFTER A new bill passed by the state legislature and wait ing for Gov. David Paterson's signature may lead to changes in the way we all get called for jur y dut y. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hi llcrest), require s the Office of Court Administration (OCA) to collect demographic data in the form of race, ethnicity, gender and age, for ever yone who reports for jur y dut y. Once the data is collected, it will be looked at by the legislature, governor and Chief Judge of the Cour t of Appeals, who will decide what changes, if any, can be made to get a more representative jur y pool. Lancman noted that the data is critically impor t a nt i n a bor ough as dive r se as Queens. "For the borough of Queens, it is essentially that the individual called to jury dut y to hear cases ranging from discrimination to personal injury to criminal cases, that the jury pool be pulled from a fair cross-section from our diverse county,' he said. "The only way to make sure that's the case is if we have actual data." The idea for the legislation came from Lancman's own personal experience with jury dut y, and a repor t by Cit izen Action in 2007 that showed a very significant underrepresentation of minorities and other people of color in Manhattan in 2006. There are many theories as to why the under-representation was found, Lancman said, including a lower proport ion of citizens in immigrant communities, as well as the lower number of people in cer tain demographics who have driver's licenses, register to vote or own homes.
The OCA uses five sources to pick potential jurors: drivers licenses and state identification cards (non-driver's licenses); New York State income ta x filings; unemployment insurance recipients; voter registration lists; and those who receive some type of public assistance. Lancman said there are many who would not show up on any of the above lists. He said many of those who do, do not respond because they may not take jury dut y seriously, or get off on financial hardships because of their low wage jobs. Collecting the data would allow the state
government to pinpoint the problems and find solutions, Lancman said. Currently, the defense or the prosecutor could object to a jury that he or she perceives as not being representative of the communit y only after the jur y is chosen. Lancman is concerned this does not help get a more repre sentative jur y, because it would already be too late in the process. "If there is under-representation in the jury pool, there will be under-representation in the jur y itself," L ancman said. "By the time you get to the point where you can
Panel To Eye Immigrant Pardons By DOMENICK RAFTER Gov. David Paterson announced he is creating a panel to assist his office's review of pardon applications of legal immigrants facing deportat ion as a re sult of criminal convictions. "Some of our immigrat ion laws, par ticularly w ith respect to depor tat ion, are extremely inflexible," Paterson said. "However, federal law allows governors to pardon individuals in cer tain case s in order to remove t he depor tat ion consequence of a State criminal conviction. In some small way, we hope this initiative will help set an example for how to soften the blow in those cases of deserving individuals caught in the web of our national immigration laws. We hope it will prove that justice can always find a way." The panel will make recommendations to the governor on cases deserving of additional consideration based on the facts and circumstances of the applicant's individual case. Among the types of cases that would
be considered include those where the conviction is a minor offense, the convict is elderly or the individual has shown extensive effor ts towards rehabilitation. Immigration activists praised Paterson's decision to create the panel. "Overall we feel very positive about Gov. Paterson's act ions," said Valeria Treves, executive director of New Immigration Community Empowerment (NICE), a Jackson Heights-based immigrant advocacy group. "I think this is going to be a good way to provide relief to some of the immigrants who are facing depor tat ion," said Mar t ha Chavez, NICE coordinator of organizing and advocacy. Chavez expects the governor's decision will influence federal officials, who may soon tackle federal immigration legislation. "I think that it will influence our representatives in Washington that something like this needs to be par t of federal immigrat ion legislation," she said, noting that U.S. Sen.
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challenge the demograph ics of a jury, you may find that the entire pool does not represent the demographics, and there really is no basis to challenge the pool." Gov. Paterson has not indicated whether he'll sign or veto the legislation. Lancman said he was under intense pressure from OCA to veto the law. "There is denial from the OCA to the extent of which this is a problem," he said. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at email@example.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.
Chuck Schumer is a prime sponsor and drafter of Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation on the federal level. "Gov. Paterson has made a courageous and compassionate stand for justice and common sense," said New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman. Lieberman called the governor's decision "a sharp contrast" to the "misguided and discriminatory" law that was recently signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone they deem "reasonably suspicious." "Unfortunately, until Congress passes workable comprehensive immigration reform, states will be compelled to address this issue on their own," Lieberman said. "New York got it right; Arizona got it terribly wrong." Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.
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Living A New Life, For All To See By JESSICA ABLAMSKY One Whitestone resident made it big by losing big. Pounds, that is. Eddie Gazzillo, a computer teacher and football coach at Progress High School for Professional Careers in Brooklyn, is featured in a national Weight Watchers commercial where he talks about his years-long battle against the bulge. At only 5-foot-8, Gazzillo once weighed 230 pounds. Today he is a trim 150, and gives all credit to the online Weight Watchers program. "Weight Watchers taught me how to eat," he said. "I know it's called Weight Watchers, but you're really not watching your weight, you're changing your life." Married with three young children, Gazzillo was not a fun guy when he was at his heaviest. "I barely had the energy to go to work, let alone be a good father," he said. "I'm a new man. I'm a better man. I'm the dad I always wanted to be." The impetus to finally lose the weight came from a series of "aha" moments. "One day I was walking up the hill to the ice cream store, and I felt like I was having a heart attack," he said. "I was like, look at me. I can't even walk up a hill." Another moment came courtesy of his morning bagel and cream cheese. One day, while eating in the car, a piece got stuck in his throat. "As I'm choking on the bagel, I'm thinking, 'You're choking because you couldn't wait to eat this bagel, and now you're going to die because of it,'" Gazzillo said. Fortunately, he was able to cough it up. The commercial came about because of a
thank you letter he wrote to Weight Watchers. That led to a photo shoot for an online success story, and ultimately, the commercial. The first time he saw himself on television was during "American Idol." "It was so exciting," Gazzillo said. "Me, and my kids, and my wife were screaming, 'Oh my god, there you are.'" The commercial has been a great experience. "I walk down the street and people are like, 'Aren't you the guy from the Weight watchers commercial,'" he said. "I go to school and the kids are like, 'Mr. Gazillo, you're famous.'" His family provides all the motivation he needs to stick with the program. "I go out for pizza with the kids," Gazzillo said. "I go out for ice cream. But the difference is now I'm not doing it four days a week. I plan for it and treat treats like treats."
He would advise anybody else to do the same. "If you're going to a barbeque and you want something off the barbeque, have it," Gazzillo said. "Live your life. But eat healthy
the week leading up to it." Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at email@example.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.
By K AITLYN KILMETIS By the end of the summer, the borough will be 11 playgrounds richer thanks to efforts by New York City's largest nonprofit playground builder. Out2Play is slated to transform a total of 37 concrete spaces across the city into new, vibrant and animated playgrounds with stateof-the-art equipment; 11 of the play spaces will be located in Queens. The list of Out2Play's 2010 Queens spaces include: PS 9 in Maspeth; PS 31 in Flushing; PS 63 in Jamaica; PS 71 in Ridgewood; PS 82 in Jamaica; PS 101 in Forest Hills; PS 111 in Long Island City; PS 144 in Forest Hills;
PS 169 in Bay Terrace; PS 188 in Oakland Gardens and PS 229 in Woodside. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall expressed excitement about the school playground renovations. "I am happy to team up again this year with Out2Play in working to provide safe and adequate play spaces for our students," Marshall said. "These popular playgrounds will provide safe and secure recreational environments that will help to promote physical fitness as our youngsters enrich their minds. Out2Play is a shining example of what can happen when the public and private sectors work together to benefit children."
Since its founding in 2005, Out2Play has completed 80 new playgrounds across the city. The organization hopes to complete 155 new playgrounds by 2012. Founder and Executive Director Andrea Wenner said Out2Play continues to be committed to improving city neighborhoods and providing a valuable service to local children. "Out2Play remains focused on improving the well-being of New York City's youth," Wenner said. "These playgrounds will provide a fun, safe area for school children to engage in physical activity, resulting in a myriad of lifelong health benefits."
Eddie Gazzillo before he joined Weight Watchers (l.) and today.
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SENIORS EARN CASH, TRAIN FOR JOBS
BY JESSICA ABLAMSKY Jamaica resident Christine Gallop worked as a hotel manager for 31 years before retiring in 2006. Nearly four years later, with her financial situation deteriorating, Gallop decided to go back to work. Deciding was the easy part. Finding a job proved difficult. Thanks to Title V, a job training program through the New York City Department for the Aging, Gallop will graduate with new skills and a new job in a couple of months.
"We get them from all levels, from people who are basically very entry level to people who are very professional," said Maria Serrano, director of Senior Employment Services for Title V for the department. Title V provides on-thejob training to low-income adults who are more than 55 years old in computer skills, customer service, home care and other fields. Including job search assistance, the program takes between six months and a year. "We want to make the participant
trained and employed as soon as possible," Serrano said. "We also provide follow-up service, so we help them cope with all of the anxieties of a new job." One of the most important features of the program is a wage of $7.25 per hour for 20 hours per week, Serrano said. "That is a great incentive to the participants, because that is about $580 a month that they will be receiving for the opportunity to upgrade their skills," Serrano said. A participant in the computer skills and customer service program, Gallop has learned a great deal. She had no computer skills when she started in November 2009. "It brings on the income; it brings a
better outlook on life," Gallop said. "Just because you are at an age doesn't necessarily mean that your days are finished." The program helps about 1,200 people per year in the City. Dept. of Aging staff accept applications all year. "One of my greatest desires this time around is to invite the people of Queens to this program," Serrano said. "The great part is right now there is really no wait." When she graduates, Gallop hopes to get a job in sales. "I have the energy and the fitness to work," she said. "I don't want to be home." Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 124.
SEMINARS ANSWER ELDER LAW QUESTIONS
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Are you a senior citizen stuck on a financial roller coaster due to the Medicare Part D “doughnut hole?” How will health insurance “reform” impact Medicare benefits? Did you know that the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 makes it more difficult for seniors to obtain Medicaid benefits? Have you called a lawyer to protect your assets and save estate taxes? Hear answers from the experts at free Elder Law Seminars hosted by Flushing House, the not-for-profit, independent living retirement residence built in 1974.
Frederic Riccardi, MSW, Outreach Coordinator, Medicare Rights Center, will review how the recently passed national health insurance reform legislation will impact Medicare Part D, prescription drug costs, the “doughnut hole,” New York State’s EPIC program, and the potential for long-range changes in benefits for senior citizens, at the first seminar on Saturday, June 5. Ronald Fatoullah, noted elder law attorney, will examine how the Medicaid provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 severely limits access to benefits for seniors at the second seminar
on Saturday, June 12. He will explain how the latest amendments to the DRA and Supplemental Needs Trusts can help many seniors. He will review provisions which allow retirees to keep funds in their IRA accounts. Fatoullah will also address changes to Powers of Attorney and the new Family Health Care Decisions Act, as well as the latest health insurance legislation. Assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carozza (D-Bayside), an elder law attorney, will discuss how recent political developments have impacted the status of both state and federal estate taxes. Real
estate, liquid assets, retirement accounts, life insurance and assets in revocable trusts are all subject to estate taxes. Carozza will explore strategies that can soften or even eliminate these taxes. She will present at the third seminar on Saturday, June 19. Admission is free. Handouts and refreshments will be available. All three seminars are from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Flushing House dining hall, 38-20 Bowne St. To RSVP, call Robert Salant, director of community relations at Flushing House, (347) 532-3025 or (718) 762-3198, or email to email@example.com.
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101ST PRECINCT A RMED ROBBER Y: T he N YPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in regards to a commercial robbery at gunpoi nt, which occur red on Saturday, May 8, at approximately 8:15 a.m. inside of 21-38 Mot t Ave. in Far Rockaway. The two suspects entered the Mot t Avenue Check Cashing Corp. by pushing in through the front door as one employee buzzed a second employee into the location. Once inside, the suspects entered the cashier area and demanded the safe be opened. The store manager complied, at which time the suspects removed money from the safe, which was put into a blue canvas gym bag. The suspects then fled the location on foot south on Mott Avenue towards Redfern Avenue. The first suspect is described as a black man, between 30 and 35 years old, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-6, between 180 and 210 lbs., dark skin with some facial hair. The second suspect is described as a black man, between 30 and 40 years old, medium build, approximately 6-feet, between 180 and 200 lbs., dark skin and armed with a firearm. Anyone with information in regards to this incident, or the identities of the individuals are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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102ND PRECINCT SHOT IN THE BACK: On Wednesday, May 5, at approximately 3:45 a.m., in front of 118-07 Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot. Upon arrival on the scene, it was determined that 19-year-old Christian O’Hara of 218-12 134th Rd., Laurelton, was shot once in the back during a dispute with unidentified suspects who fled the scene. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no arrests at this time and the investigation was ongoing. 105TH PRECINCT MISSING WOM AN: The N YPD is asking the public’s assistance in ascer taining the whereabouts of a woman reported missing. Mary McMullen, 67, of 145-52 159th St., Brookville, was last seen leaving her residence on Monday, May 3, at approximately 11 a.m. wearing a green sweater and white blouse. She is described as a black female, 5-feet, 175 lbs and has brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information in regards to
this missing woman is asked to call the N YPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at nypdcrimestoppers.com Police are look- or texting their tips to ing to find Mary 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577. McMullen. 106TH PRECINCT KILLED BY BUS: On Friday, May 7, at 10:02 a.m., police were called to respond to the intersect ion of Leffert s Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard, in South Ozone Park for a female str uck by an MTA bus. Upon arrival, responding officers found Consuelo Sanchez, 81, of 120-11 109th Ave, South Richmond Hill, unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No criminality was suspected. The driver of the bus remained on the scene and the investigation was continuing. FROM THE DA SHOOTER SEES JAIL: A 32-year-old Queens man has been sentenced for the March 2008 shooting death of a Queens resident following a verbal dispute outside of a restaurant located just across the street from the victim’s residence. The defendant is identified as Omo Deokoro, 32, of 834 Central Ave., Glendale. He was sentenced Monday, May 10, to 25 years to life in prison on a count of second-degree murder, 15 years on two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and on and a third to four years on a count of tampering with physical evidence; the sentences were ordered to run concurrent. Deokoro was convicted in March following a three-week trial. According to trial testimony, Deokoro and the victim, Nomar Anderson, 30, of 109-25 Merrick Blvd., South Jamaica, were standing in front of Loretta’s We st Indian American Cuisine located at 109-24 Merrick Blvd. at approximately 3 a.m. on March 22, 2008, when they became involved in a verbal dispute. Moments later, Deokoro shot Anderson multiple times in the torso, fatally wounding him. Police ar rived in time to see Deokoro standing over the body at which point Deokoro ran inside the restaurant and discarded the murder weapon and the shirt that he had been wearing. He was apprehended when he exited the restaurant.
By DOMENICK RAFTER The AARP is spearheading a campaign to survey crosswalks and busy intersections to take steps to improve safety, and they’re getting some needed help by local state legislators. State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) cosponsored legislation, recently voted out of the Senate Transportation Committee, aimed at taking steps to improve traffic safety at these intersections. He was joined by the bill’s cosponsor, Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Glendale), as well as local community activists, to announce the legislation and survey at a press conference at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and 89th Avenue on April 29. The intersection is of particular concern because it is within a few blocks of two elementary schools, PS 60 and PS 306, as well as the Forest Park Senior Center. The location highlights the two most vulnerable age groups to pedestrian accidents: children and the elderly. “People shouldn’t have to be Olympic athletes to cross Woodhaven Boulevard,” Addabbo said. AARP’s campaign, called “Complete Streets Week: Making New York Walkable for All Generations” started the week of April 19 and surveyed hundreds of dangerous roads and intersections statewide, including dozens in Queens.
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New Data Show Fatal Hot Spots For Pedestrians In The Borough
2006-2008 Pedestrian Fatalities A child victim, aged 0-15 An adult victim, aged 16-59 An older victim, aged 60+
How To Fix It
Among the suggestions that could be implemented are better signage, more curb cuts and raised crosswalks, increasing the duration of traffic lights and wider medians on wide boulevards to allow pedestrians to wait if they can’t make it the entire way across the streets. Two intersections along Woodhaven Boulevard, Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South, are between 125 and 135 feet wide, but only have 30-35 seconds crossing time, often forcing people of all ages to dash quickly across the 10-lane boulevard. “By increasing the amount of time you have to cross streets and decreasing speed limits at major intersections, we can dramatically reduce pedestrian fatalities,”
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By The Numbers
For a three-year span beginning Jan 1, 2006 and ending Dec 31, 2008, 94 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Queens; more than a third of those fatalities were victims age 60 and over, said William Stoner, AARP’s Associate State Director, Livable Communities. Five of those fatalities occurred on the infamous “Boulevard of Death,” Queens Boulevard between Jamaica and Long Island City, while four occurred along Woodhaven Boulevard between Ozone Park and Elmhurst. Other major thoroughfares with multiple pedestrian deaths include Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Main Street in Flushing, 21st Street in Astoria and the Van Wyck Expressway northbound service road in South Jamaica. The legislation currently being debated in Albany would allow the Department of Transportation to use the results of the survey to implement traffic safety changes at problem intersections.
Pedestrians cross Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills despite signs that prohibit crossing.
Protesters demand change for pedestrians along Northern Boulevard in Corona.
Officials meet with AARP volunteers in Woodhaven to discuss pedestrian fatalities.
2006-2008 Pedestrian Fatalities By Neighborhood East Queens................ 13 South Queens.............. 11 Jackson Heights/ Elmhurst/Corona ........ 10
Southeast Queens ........ 10 Astoria/Long Island City . ..9 Western Queens ............ 8 Flushing ......................7
Forest Hills/Rego Park .....7 Jamaica ......................6 Bayside .......................5
Miller said. Stoner said that the traffic lights in the area are programmed for pedestrian crossing at four feet per second, but that the timing should be closer to three feet per second.
The countdown clocks have already been installed at some busy intersections across the city, including a couple of busy intersections in Astoria and Flushing, for a pilot program that began in 2006. The results were mixed, ranging from significantly reduced pedestrian accidents, as was the case at one intersection along Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, to no change reported at a wide intersection along Gun Hill Road in The Bronx. Some have complained the clocks encourage reckless behavior from teenagers and young adults, who have been observed
trying to race the clocks. Donna Marie Caltabiano, director of the Forest Park Senior Center in Woodhaven, noted that this was a problem that everyone will soon have to grapple with. “One of my seniors told me she used to wonder how elderly people crossed streets like Woodhaven Boulevard when she was younger,” Caltabiano said, “Now she knows. We’re all going to be seniors one day and this will affect all of us.” Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400 Ext. 125
Another feature being explored is the installation of countdown clocks at crosswalks that would tell pedestrians how many seconds are left before the traffic light changes, a feature that can be found in cities such as Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.
File No.: 2009-1701/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Michael Futtersak David Futtersak Frances Meshover Estate of Ann Hirschel Jordan Hirschel Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Walter Schnur, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Walter Schnur, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 18-15 215th Street, Bayside, in the County of Queens, State of New York SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Walter Schnur, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courth o u s e , 6 th F l o o r , 8 8 - 1 1 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 3 day of June, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $5,568.51 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged
distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed APR -9 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County ALICEMARIE E. RICE Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. _____________________________________________________________________
pear. 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.] _____________________________________________________________________
County of Queens, State of New York, once a week for three consecutive weeks, together with notice to the defendant as to the object and nature of the action, and it is further ORDERED, that the publication of the summons with notice be made within thirty (30) days after this order is granted, and it is further ORDERED, that the summons and verified complaint order and the papers upon which it is based shall be filed on or before the first day of publication, and it is further Ordered, that the mailing of the summons to the defendant be dispensed with in that a place where the defendant probably would receive mail cannot with due diligence be ascertained. ENTER: HON. THOMAS D. RAFFAEL J.S.C. 4-6-10 _____________________________________________________________________
as Preliminary Executrix of the Estate of Michael Bernfeld, deceased (the “Petitioner”), for the judicial dissolution of Michael Bernfeld, D.D.S. and Yakov Kurilenko, D.D.S., P.C. (the “Corporation”), verified on February 22, 2010, Let the Corporation, the State Tax Commission, the Attorney General, and all other interested persons, including those persons named in the Petitioner’s Verified Petition, SHOW CAUSE SHY: (1) the Corporation should not be dissolved; (2) the sale of the Corporation’s assets to Fred Cohen, D.D.S. in substantially the same terms as set forth in a certain term sheet dated February 3, 2010 should not be approved; and (3) Fred Cohen, D.D.S., should not be appointed as business manager of the Corporation to oversee the management of the Corporation and assist with preparing the Corporation for sale; and (4) why an injunction (a) restraining the Corporation and its directors from transacting any unauthorized business and from exercising any corporate powers, except by permission of the court; (b) restraining the Corporation and its directors and officers from collecting or receiving any debt or other property of the Corporation, and from paying out or otherwise transferring any property of the Corporation, except by permission of the court; and (c) restraining the creditors of the Corporation from beginning any action against the Corporation, or from taking any proceedings in an action theretofore commenced, except by permission of the court, should not be granted, and schedules furnished at IAS Part 3, Room 44A to be held at the Courthouse, 8811 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, New York, on the 5 day of May 2010, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard; and it is further ORDERED pursuant to BCL § 1106(b) that a copy of this Order be published in the Queens Tribune (718) 357-7400 once in each of the three weeks before the time appointed for the hearing thereon; and it is further ORDERED that a Copy of this Order shall be personally served upon the Corporation, each person named in the petition who is not a petitioner, the State Tax Commission, the Attorney General, and all other interested persons in the manner prescribed in Section 1106, Business Corporation Law, and that such service be deemed sufficient. Enter, L A Mayersohn J.S.C. HON. LEE A. MAYERSOHN _____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 28/10, bearing Index Number NC-000376-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Earl (Last) Saintjames My present name
is (First) Earl (Middle) Saint (Last) James aka Earl S James My present address is 108-33 172 nd Street, Jamaica, NY 11433 My place of birth is Trinidad My date of birth is September 01, 1946 _____________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of CASTLE VIEW II, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/30/ 10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Demetrios Kastanis, 32-70 30 th St., #2R, Astoria, NY 11106. Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________________ Check Ride Media LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/14/10. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 2106 33 rd Street, Suite C1, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
PROBATE CITATION File No. 2009-1753/B SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: AUREL GHERDAN*, A/K/A AURIEL GHERDAN, EVA WEISS*, IMRE HAAS*, ERIKA FABIAN*, HADASSAH MEDICAL ORGANIZATION*, HAIFA MEDICAL CENTER*, ROSE SIPOS*, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK STATE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY. IMRE STEINER, whereabouts unknown and to the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of MAGDOLNA HAYDU a/k/a MAGDALINA HAYDU a/k/a MAGDOLNA HAJDU, 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. *Adversely affected by Will of February 6, 1998 A petition having been duly filed by George W. Klein, Esq., who is domiciled at 70-09 Austin Street, Suite 204, Forest Hills, New York 11375. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on June 3, 2010, at 9:30 o’clock in the AM noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Magdolna Haydu, a/k/a Magdalina Haydu, a/k/a Magdolna Hajdu lately domiciled at 63-109 Carlton Street, Rego Park, New York admitting to probate a Will dated May 21, 2004, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Magdolna Haydu deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [X] Letters Testamentary issue to: George W. Klein (State any further relief requested) APR 13 2010 Seal HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate ALICEMARIE E. RICE Chief Clerk George W. Klein Attorney for Petitioner 718-575-3373 Telephone Number 70-09 Austin St., Suite 204, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 Address of Attorney [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to ap-
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITLY COMPANY. NAME: XIANG RUI LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/19/07. 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 Jin Ming He, c/o Ying Lin 67-41 173 rd Street, Flushing, New York 11365. Purpose: For any lawful purpose _____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SYLVIO REALTY OF NEW YORK, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/15/10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 29-40 213 th Street, Bayside, New York 11360. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ At the Ex Parte Part of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens on 6 th day of April, 2010 PRESENT: HON. THOMAS D. RAFFAELE J.S.C. ORDER PURSUANT TO CPLR 316 Index No.: 32926/09 HEE SOOK FABIEN, Plaintiff, -againstNASSAR A. FABIEN, Defendant. Upon reading the filing the Summons with Notice and Verified Complaint in the above entitled action, the affidavit of HEE SOOK FABIEN, sworn to on the 3 rd day of February, 2010, and the Supporting Affirmation of LOUIS M. DILUZIO, ESQ., the attorney for the Plaintiff herein, affirmed on 10 th day of February, 2010, and it appearing that the Plaintiff has a good and meritorious cause of action against the defendant for a divorce and said Plaintiff has not and cannot locate the defendant and that service of the Summons hereon upon the defendant, NASSAR A. FABIEN, cannot be made personally or by any other prescribed method. NOW, on motion of LOUIS M. DILUZIO, ESQ., attorney for the Plaintiff, HEE SOOK FABIEN, for an order directing the service of the summons with notice upon NASSAR A. FABIEN, the defendant herein, by publication pursuant to CPLR 315 and 316, it is ORDERED that the summons in the above entitled action be served on the defendant, Nassar A. Fabien, by publication in accordance with CPLR 316 and DRL 232, in one newspaper in the English language most likely to give the defendant notice, to wit: Queens Tribune, published in the
Notice is hereby given that a license, Number 341 for Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 114-20 Sutphin blvd, Jamaica NY 11434 for on premises consumption. _____________________________________________________________________ 54-01 FLUSHING AVE REALTY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/8/09. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2327 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: CHARLTON MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/24/ 10. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2060. 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 Majid Kahen, 105-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, New York 11375. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ SEQUENCE NO. 1 At IAS Part 3 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York held in and for the County of Queens, at the Courthouse thereof, located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, on the 22 day of March 2010. Index No. 4535/10 Pursuant to BCL 1103 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE PRESENT: HON. LEE A MAYERSOHN IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF MADELINE BERNFELD, AS PRELIMINARY EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL BERNFELD, DECEASED, ASSHAREHOLDER OF MICHAEL BERNFELD, D.D.S. AND YAKOV KURILENKO, D.D.S., P.C. FOR JUDICIAL DISSOLUTION PURSUANT TO BCL § 1103 Upon the reading and filing of the Petition of Madelaine Bernfeld,
_____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION of Slurp & Burp, LLC. Article of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/10. Office location: Queens. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him: 253 Beach 129th St. Belle Harbor, NY 11694. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF limited liability company Architectural Sales Connections, LLC, a New York limited liability company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State NY (“SSNY”) on March 15, 2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: c/o Long Island Tinsmith Supply C o r p o r a t i o n 7 6 - 1 1 8 8 th Street, Glendale, NY 11385 Attn: Stuart Lucks. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the limited liability law _____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 3/ 10/10, bearing Index Number NC-000139-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Maureen (Middle) Ruth (Last) Rivers My present name is (First) Maureen (Middle) Ruth (Last) Palmer aka Maureen Ruth Rivers, aka Maureen Rivers My present address is 245-12 149th Avenue, Rosedale, NY 11422 My place of birth is Staten Island, NY My date of birth is June 22, 1989.
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Queens Firefighters Put Pen To Page By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Two Queens firefighters share a passion for more than just saving lives. Lieutenants Terry Bro dy and Jame s Dillon have joined forces to promote their self-published books. “Re scuing Madison,” by Terr y Brody, is a love stor y for young adults about a romance between a pop star and a firefighter. It is based on his unsold screenplay of the same name. Brody star ted the novel about a year after Sept. 11, in a conscious at tempt to write something lighthearted and fun. The t iming was no accident. His first day in the field was after the terrorist at tacks. “We were [originally] scheduled to be in the field on Sept. 13, but once the planes hit, they said, ‘Here’s your gear, go to your local firehouse,’” he said. “We went there, and they sent us to Ground Zero.” Ever yone in his unit escaped w ith their lives except for one lieutenant, Paul Mitchell, who was not so lucky. Despite that inauspicious beginning, Brody loves his job. “I really look forward to going to work,” he said. “Ever y day you seem to be doing something to help someone out.” Married with two children, 2-year-old Riley and 2-month-old Quinn, Brody lives in Patchogue and works for Ladder 128 in Long Island City. Although he has yet to sell a screenplay,
Terr y Brody, author of “Rescuing Madison.” he has been writing them for 15 years. “It’s just something I happened to pick up after college and just really enjoy,” Brody said. “The screenplay [“Rescuing Madison”] seemed to get quite a bit of at tent ion, but nothing ever happened. So I thought I would write it [as a book] and see what happened, get it into the hands of the audience.” He would like to one day see it published by a major publishing house, but his No. 1 goal is to get an agent. “I like to do it my way,” Brody said. “I
Treasure Of Amazon Lands At Hall Of Sci By Jessica Ablamsky In these cash strapped times, Queens parents can take their kids to the Amazon without leaving the City. A new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science, “Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches,” explores the world’s widest and most biologically diverse river. The hands-on, bilingual English and Spanish exhibit is on loan from the Miami Science Museum and runs until Aug. 22. “Along the way you’ll encounter stingrays and red-bellied piranhas, which may be small but are definitely Youngsters poke their heads up for a 360-devicious,” said Margaret Honey, gree view of life inside an Amazon stream. P re s i d e n t a n d C E O o f N YS C I . “You’ll come face-to-face w ith an anaconda, and you’ll find out what it’s like to be stung by an electric eel.” As visitors wander the floor, they will learn about environmental threats to the area, field research and resource management activities in the region and ways that people celebrate the river. Interactive activities include observing live piranhas, stingrays and tetra fish; strapping on anaconda tails, dolphin hats, and stingray vests to join an Amazonian festival; and w r e s t l i n g w i t h a l i f e - s i z e , s o f t Sticking their arms into the muck, students feel sculpted anaconda. around to see if they can tell what lies at the “[The exhibit] helps us all, young bottom of the river. people and old people, to understand why the bio diversity is important for that and there’s lot s of cool stuff.” region and ultimately the planet’s well beThe New York Hall of Science is located ing,” Honey said. at 47-01 111 St. In May and June, hours are On May 6, second grade students from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through ThursPS 16 in Corona at tended a sneak preview day; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday; and 10 of the exhibit with teachers Antonella Ruiz a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends. Admission is $11 and Elisa Mart inez. for adults and $8 for kids ages 2-17, college “It’s amazing,” Mart inez said. “Any time students with a valid ID and seniors ages 62 there is something with animals, the kids a n d u p . F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , g o t o love it.” nysci.org, or call (718) 699-0005. Monica Tenezaca, one of the students, Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at agreed. email@example.com, or (718) “It’s amazing,” she said. “It’s lots of fun 357-7400, Ext. 124.
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meat and pasta that will please any lover of Italian cuisine, we chose the Melazane Parmigaiana, Penne with Bolognese Sauce and the Veal Marsala. The Melanzane Parmigiana was a hear ty plateful of eggplant stuffed with mozzarella, mushrooms, onions and spinach in a light pink sauce. The vodka sauce blended perfectly with the stuffed eggplant. It is a dish that will not leave vegetarians feeling left out of the fun. Truly delicious. The Penne with Bolognese Sauce was a On a Thursday evening, we ventured out heaping mix of car rot s, celer y and fresh to Great Neck for a late dinner at Café ground meat in tomato sauce. The zesty sauce and ma n-sized por tion of Classico. We were immediately seated and offered drinks and a RESTAURANT beef is sure to satisfy any appetite. menu. The Veal Marsala was served While we waited for our food, with veal sautéed in marsala wine we munched on the sliced bread and thick cut mushrooms. The that is ubiquitous in Italian resfresh mushrooms and plate-licktaurants. Delivered fresh daily, ing-clean sauce was a hit. the Tuscan bread is perfect for Despite the fabulous array of the connoisseur, cr unchy on the dishes, we wisely left room for outside and chew y on the inside. dessert, and chose the Chocolate After debating a number of apDream and Fr utt i Di Bosco. Our pet izers, we started with the Sionly mistake was in devouring the Chococilian Salad and Italian Avocado Salsa. The Sicilian Salad was a mix of chopped late Dream before finishing the Fr ut ti Di celery, car rot s, mushrooms, onions a nd Bosco. The Chocolate Dream lives up to its tomatoes in a lemon garlic dressing. The vibrant colors and fresh ingredients make name. A thick slice of smooth and velvety for a tast y and at tractive dish that is per- chocolate cake whose best feature might be the fudge-like frosting; it is an extravafect for the tomato lover. The Italian Avocado Salsa was a delight- gance that must be savored. I dare chocoful concoction of avocado, grilled onion late lovers to finish without moaning. The Frut ti Di Bosco is a mix of berries and tomato with four grilled jumbo shrimp. The strong grilled flavor and meaty texture topped with powdered sugar on a whipped of the shrimp was offset perfectly by the filling with a cake-like crust. Light and flabut tery, tangy salsa: a treat for the eyes as vor ful, it is pretty as a picture and tastes as good as it looks. well as the palate. With prices that star t at $8.95 for an apFeeling it a shame to waste the salsa we found so enjoyable, we spooned it onto our petizer to $23.95 for a three-course dinner bread while we waited for the next course, Sunday through Friday, if you are thinkan experiment I would recommend to any ing about going to T.G.I. Friday’s, spend a few more bucks at Café Classico instead. Café Classico customer. –Jessica Ablamsky While the menu has a wide array of fish, CAFÉ CLASSICO 76 Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck, NY 11021 (516) 829-8008 CUISINE: Italian HOURS: Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. PARKING: Street RESERVATIONS: Accepted CREDIT CARDS: MC, Visa, AmEx
it one more push.” Married with two children, 11-year-old Emily and 9-year-old Mat thew, Dillon has garnered plenty of suppor t from his family. Whatever happens, his book has been wort h it. “The way I look at it, if one person avoids an accident and says, ‘Hey, you know what, that book was right,’ it was wor th all the effort,” he said. Dillon’s first book has barely left the ground, but he already has plans for the second. “Without even put t ing pen to paper, in my head I probably already have 60 ideas for the next 101 t ips,” he said. “Unfortunately, there is a never-ending market for people who can’t drive.” To buy “Re scui ng Madison,” g o to amazon.com or rescuingmadison.com. To buy “101 Tips for Lousy Drivers,” go to lousydrivers101.com. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.
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gue ss I’m a lit tle stubborn that way.” James Dillon, a Port Washington resident who works for Engine 112 in Astoria, heard about Brody after reading an ar ticle about him in another newspaper. “I said, ‘Oh, this is fate,’” Dillon said. The genesis for Dillon’s book, “101 Tips for Lousy Drivers,” was 10 years ago when his nephew was learning to drive. Dillon started writing down advice for his nephew based on things he saw on the road everyday. “It wasn’t long before I had 101 tips,” he said. “You could read the whole book in 10 minutes. It’s not meant to be a driving manual. It’s just a lighthearted look at the stuff we see everyday out there.” Aimed at first-time drivers, the book’s goal is to get young people safely from 17 to 21 years old. He tried to get it published for nearly a decade. “The publishing industry is impossible,” he said. “I’ve had editors say, ‘Oh, I loved it, it’s fantastic.’ For years it kind of laid on the back burner, and I said, why don’t I give
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FRANCIS LEWIS HS Saturday, May 15 50 th anniversary class reunions, bbq, performances, carnival from 10-4 at the school. 281-8207. GOLF OUTING Monday, May 17 alumni and friends of St. John’s Prep/ Mater Christi HS will hold their 13 th Annual Golf Outing in Hewlett Harbor. 7217200, ext. 685. FLUSHING 70 Saturday, June 12 the Flushing HS Class of 1970 will meet. FHS1970@gmail.com. WINDSOR Friday, June 25 Windsor School in Flushing will hold a multi-year reunion for all graduates. 646-752-1891 or email@example.com JAMAICA 1989 Saturday, August 14 gala reunion at the George Washington Manor in Roslyn. 813751-7643. NEW TOWN 85 September 25 Newtown HS at Astoria Manor. Marialoves2write@yahoo.com ST. ANDREW Graduates from the class of 1960 are urged to contact the Alumni Association at 359-7887.
RELIGIOUS ASTORIA CENTER May 15 Adult Bat Mitzvah Class. May 18 Shavuot Learning Session $5 nonmembers, 6-9. June 12, 26 Adult Bat Mitzvah Classes. Astoria Center of Israel, 2735 Crescent Street, LIC. 2782680. PRE-SHAVUOT Sunday, May 16 Children’s Pre-Shavuot Spectacular at the Queens Jewish Center. 897-6578. INTERMARRIAGE Sunday, May 16 “Evolving Jewish Attitudes Toward Intermarriage” at noon. Light bagel brunch at 11:30. Free. Reservations Whitestone Hebrew Centre 767-1600. EDIBLE CREATIONS Monday, May 17 Ladies Night Out at a private resident. Design cheesecakes and edible flowers in honor of Shavuot. 897-6578. SHAVUOT TIKKUN Tuesday, May 18 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 th Street at 7:30.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS IMPROVE WRITING Saturday, May 15 Improve your writing skills at 10:30 at the Central library. SCRABBLE CLUB Saturdays at 10 at Count Basie Jr. HS, 132 nd Street and Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 8865236. KNIT AND CROCHET Saturdays at the Seaside library at 2:30. WATERCOLOR BASICS Saturday, May 15 Queens Museum of Art presents Water Color Basics at the Flushing library. Register. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, May 15, 29, June 5, 19 learn to communicate effectively at Elmhurst Hospital. 457-8390. BOATING SAFETY Sunday, May 16 the US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating Safet y Class at Fort Totten, Bayside. 352-3764 to register. PET OWNERS Sundays (not on holidays) from 1-4 free workshops on pet behavior at Crocheron Park in Bayside (weather permitting). 454-5800. COMPUTER CLASS Mondays, May 17, 24, 31 at the Lefferts library at 10:30. BALLROOM DANCING Mondays, May 17, 24 at 6:30 at the Forest Hills library. JEWELRY MAKING Monday, May 17 LIC library. Friday, May 21 at the Rochdale library. Register. POETRY WRITING Mondays, May 17, June 21, July 19 poetry writing workshop at Barnes & Noble, 1766 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i ke , Fre s h Meadows at 7:30. EMAIL Monday, May 17 Fresh Meadows library. Register. LIC CRAFT Monday, May 17 LIC Craft lessons at LIC library at 1. POWERPOINT Monday, May 17 at the Maspeth library at 6. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at 4 at the Douglaston/Little Neck library, 249-01 Northern Blvd. INSTRUCTION & DANCE Mondays and Fridays 7:158:00 dance lessons, dance from 8-11. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. $10. ADULT CHESS Every Monday at 6 at the Queens Village library, 9411 217 th Street. GET YOUR YARNS OUT! Tuesdays after evening Minyan at 8, knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and others meet at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 263-7000, ext. 200. OPEN BRIDGE Tuesdays at 8 at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. Call 2637000 for fees. BASIC COMPUTER Tu e s d a y, M ay 1 8 a t t h e Queensboro Hill library. Register 359-8332. Also at the Glen Oaks library. Register. 831-8636. INTRO EMAIL Tu e s d a y, M ay 1 8 a t t h e Central library. Register. INTRO INTERNET SEARCH Tu e s d a y, M ay 1 8 a t t h e Maspeth library at 1.
COMPUTER BASICS Tu e s d a y, M ay 1 8 a t t h e Glen Oaks library. Register. DUPLICATE BRIDGE Wednesdays 10:30-3:00 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills. $12 session, includes light lunch. 261-2900. WATERCOLOR CL ASS Wednesdays at 9:30 at NAL. Traditional and contemporary, all levels. 969-1128. INDOOR SOCCER – DADS Wednesday evenings at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 263-7000. SELF PUBLISHING Wednesdays, May 19, 26 at the Flushing library at 6. GOOGLE TIPS Wednesday, May 19 Google Tips and Tricks at the Central library. Register. CHESS CLUB Thursdays at 5:30 at the East Flushing library, 196-36 Northern Blvd. SCRABBLE/CHESS Thursdays at 4 at the Windsor Park library, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside. CHESS CLUB Every Thursday at 6 at the Queens Village library. QUILTING CLASSES Thursdays 10-2 Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. 917-817-8653 to register. KNIT/CROCHET Thursdays at 6 and Fridays at 10:30 at the Fresh Meadows library. RESUME WRITING Thursday, May 20 for mature adults at 6 at the Poppenhusen library. CAREER POTENTIAL Thursday, May 20 at the Central library at 7. BASIC COMPUTER Thursday, May 20 Queensboro Hill library. Register. BASIC COMPUTER Friday, May 21 at the Baisley Park library. Register. BASIC COMPUTER Friday, May 21 for older adults at the Baisley Park librar y. Register. BRAILLE WORKSHOP Friday, May 21 at the Jackson Heights library at 4. JOB INFORMATION Saturday, May 22 at the Central library starting at 10:30. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, May 22 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside. 631-3609720. KNITTING GALORE Saturday, May 22 project for Haiti at the South Ozone Park library at 2.
MISCELLANEOUS BIKE RACE Sunday, May 16 Bike Race starting at 8, sponsored by the Astoria Civic Association. 545-5353. FAMILY FOCUS Tuesday, May 18 at 7 Family Focus Adoption Services talks about internet searching, placing older children and international adoption. 224-1919. KUTSCHERS July 16-19 ARMDI will hold a 4 day weekend. All profits to Israel for medical supplies. 224-7989.
ENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPPINES Thursday, May 20 music and dance at the Broadway library at 6. PENNY SOCIAL Friday, May 21 at 7 at the Queensboro Hill Community Church, 138 th Street and 60th Avenue, Flushing. $3. POETRY DISCUSSION Saturdays, May 22, 29 at the Central library at 11. TRIBUTE TO HAITI Saturday, May 22 at the Langston Hughes library starting at 1. JAZZ Saturday, May 22 Edy Martinez and Jazz Ensemble at 2 at the Flushing library. SAVANNAH SKY
Saturday, May 22 countrywestern music at 2 at the Whitestone library. BELLE’S PLAYERS Saturday, May 22 new production of scenes and monologues at 2:30 at the Forest Hills library. GREASE Saturday, May 22 sing along with the music Grease at Queensborough Communit y College. $5. 631-6311. PENNY SOCIAL Saturday, May 22 at All S a i n t s C h u r c h , 4 3 - 1 2 4 6 th Street, Sunnyside at 12:30. HORACE SILVER Sunday, May 23 music of the jazz giant at 3 at the Central library.
HEALTH SHARP Saturdays, May 15, June 19, July 17 Selfhelp Alzheimers Resource Program (SHARP). 631-1886. DANCE FOR DIABETES Saturday, May 15 come dance with us and learn how to prevent diabetes at 2:30 at the LIC library. SMART RECOVERY Sundays from 11:30-1:00 LI Consultation Center in Rego Park. Free self help group based on cognitive behavioral concepts dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all t ypes of addictive behavior problems. 212-6311198 or check the web at www.smartrecovery.org HEALTH CARE REFORM Monday, May 17 at 10:30 at Queensborough Communit y College, Medical Arts Building, room 136. Rep. Anthony Weiner will host a town hall meeting to discuss the recent passage of health care reform. RECOVERY INC. Monday, May 17 a n x i e t y, fear, obsessions, etc. at 5:45 at the Forest Hills library. TAI CHI Mondays and Thursdays at 11 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. $5 a class. MS SELF-HELP Tuesdays, May 18, 25, June 8, 22 Multiple Sclerosis SelfHelp group to share a common life experience for support, education and mutual aid 1-2:30 at the Howard Beach library. YOGA DANCE Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1948. $10 class. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT E ve r y Tu e s d a y We ste r n Queens Caregiver Network in Sunnyside. 784-6173, ext. 431. HEARING LOSS Wednesday, May 19 at 2 at the Pomonok library. What You Need To Know A bout Hearing Loss. COPD Wednesday, May 19 Jamaica Hospital holds free Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease support groups. 206-8410. WOMEN & HEART Thursday, May 20 National
Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in Forest Hills. 830-1511. BACK PAIN Thursday, May 20 at 6 Back Pain: Causes and Cures at the Bellerose library. OA Thursdays at the Howard Beach library at 10:30. HATHA YOGA Thursday, May 20 at 7:15 at the Queensboro Hill library. MANAGING LUPUS Friday, May 21 2 nd Annual Lupus Awareness and Education Forum at the Jamaica Neighborhood Center, 16106 89 th Avenue, Jamaica. 103. MEMORY LOSS Fridays Couples with one partner experiencing memory loss at the Samuel Field Y. 225-6750, ext. 236. OA Fridays 6:30-8:30 at Unit y Center of Flushing, 42-11 155 th Street. Beginners meeting except the last Friday of each month. CO-DEPENDENTS ANON. Fridays 10-11:45 at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st R o a d , Rego Park. Women only. CANCER AWARENESS Saturday, May 22 Quilting for Cancer Awareness at 1 at the Pomonok library. AUTISM Saturday, May 22 learn what you need to know about autism at the Queens Village library at 3.
DINNER LIONS CLUB Sunday, May 23 the Lions Club of Ravenswood will hold their Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser. 932-1854. GO RED FOR WOMEN Thursday, June 3 the 3 rd Annual Queens Go Red for Women luncheon will be held at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. w w w . h e a r t . o r g / queensnygoredforwomenluncheon AFRICAN AMER. WOMEN Sunday, June 6 the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. will hold their 23 rd Annual Awards Banquet at Antun’s. 527-9165.
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STUDENT CHOREO. Through Sunday, May 16 Student Choreography at Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance. $7. 997-3075. WINE TASTING Saturday, May 15 Temple Tikvah invites all to a Wine Ta sting from 7-9 at Beber Auditorium, 3315 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 516-746-1120. ROSEMARY CLOONEY Saturday, May 15 at 2 at the Douglaston/Little Neck library. KUNQU CLASSICS Saturday, May 15 the Essence of Kunqu Classics at the Flushing library at 6:30. ASTRONOMY PROGRAM Saturdays, May 15, June 12 Alley Pond Environmental Center holds astronomy program for the family. $12 nonmember adults, $7 children 7-12. 229-4000 to register. PHILADANCO Saturday and Sunday, May 15, 16 Philadelphia Dance Company performs at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. QC CHORAL SOCIETY Saturday, May 15 at Colden Center. 793-8080. GYPSY ROCK OPERA Saturday, May 15 life-affirming rock musical at 2 at the Flushing library. THE HOT ONES Saturday, May 15 Salsa, Merengue and Son at 2:30 at the Glendale library. OPEN MIC Sunday, May 16 at the Central library at 2. PETS & PALS Sunday, May 16 Pets and Pals Party at Alley Pond Park, 76 th Avenue off Springfield Blvd from 12-3. Rides, games, arts & crafts, pet adoption, low-cost pet microchip clinic ($25). 352-4793. RICHARD STOLTZMAN Sunday, May 16 at LeFrak Concert Hall at 2. 793-8080. FARM FEST Sunday, May 16 Sunday, May 16 at the Queens Count y Farm Museum 11-4. $3. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. REQUIEM Sunday, May 16 Mozart’s Requiem will be performed by the Oratorio Societ y of Queens at Queensborough C o m m u n i t y C o l l e ge a t 4 . $25. 460-0726. SAM COOKE Monday, May 17 music of Cooke and Nat “King” Cole” at 7 at East Elmhurst library. BINGO Tuesdays at 7:15 at American Mart yrs Church, church basement, 216-01 Union Tu r n p i k e , B a y s i d e . 4 6 4 4 5 8 2 . Tu e s d a y s a t 7 : 1 5 (doors open 6) at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.$3 admission includes 12 games. DINO ROSI Thursday, May 20 From Italy With Love: A Concert with Dino Rosi at the Bayside library at 2:30. HISTORY OF JAZZ Thursday, May 20 at the Briarwood library at 6.
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Queens Today MEETINGS PFLAG Sunday, May 16 PFLAG, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, meet in Forest Hills. 271-6663. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th Street at 2. ED. COUNCIL 27 Monday, May 17 PA/PTA meeting at PS64, 82-01 101st Avenue, Ozone Park. Monday, June 21 Open Calendar Meeting at PS114, 400 Beach 135 th Street, Belle H a r b o r. 7 : 3 0 . C o m m u n i t y District Education Council 27 meets. LOST MIRACLES Monday, May 17 St. Adalbert’s bereavement support group, for the loss of a newborn or miscarriage, in Elmhurst. 429-2005. NYC CORRECTION Mondays, May 17, June 21 N YC C o r r e c t i o n R e t i r e e s Benevolent Association meets in Forest Hills. 2636334. FRIENDSHIP CLUB Monday, May 17 Irene Failenbogen, the Argentinean Bombshell. M o n d a y , June 7 Teresa Mazilli, the Voice of Italy. Monday, June 14 semi-annual Gala. Reservations. Monday, June 21 Dance The Night Away with Elliot Goldberg. 7. 5920178. 110 TH PRECINCT Monday, May 17 the 110 th Precinct Communit y Council meets at 7 at NY Bethzatha Church of God, 85-20 57th Avenue, Elmhurst. ESSAY WINNERS Monday, May 17 annual meeting of the Interfaith Council of Southwest Queens featuring the presentation of essay contest awards. 7 at Christ Lutheran, 85-15 101 st Avenue, Ozone Park. AUBURNDALE Tu e s d a y, M a y 1 8 the Auburndale Improvement Association meets at the Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd at 7:30. TALK OF THE TOWN Tuesday, May 18 learn the art of public speaking in St. Albans. 527-5889. AMERICAN LEGION Tuesday, May 18 Edward McKee Post 131 meets in Whitestone. 767-4323. SOUTHEAST CAMERA Tuesdays, May 18, 25, June 8, 15, 22 Southeast Queens Camera Club meets at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica. 516328-3776. FRESH MEADOW CAMERA Tuesdays the Fresh Meadows Camera Club meets. 917-612-3463. ADVANCED WRITERS Tuesdays at 6:30 at the Terrace Diner at Bay Terrace Shopping Center and also t h e l a st Tu e s d a y o f t h e m o n th i n t h e C o m m u n i t y Room in Panera Bread at Bay Terrace Shopping. FLUSHING CAMERA Wednesday, May 19 Flushing Camera Club meets at Flushing Hospital. 441-6210. KNIGHTS OF PY THIAS Wednesday, May 19 Queensview Lodge 433 meets in Whitestone. 746-
4428. WHITESTONE VETS Wednesday, May 19 at the American Legion Edward M. McKee Post 131. The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association meets at 8. TOASTMASTERS Wednesday, May 19 learn the art of public speaking at the Voices of Rochdale Toastmasters Club in Jamaica. 978-0732. BIRD WATCHING CLUB Wednesday, May 19 at 8 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-6559. REPUBLICAN WOMEN Thursday, May 20 Women’s Republican Club meets in Glendale. 5263987. CIVIL AIR PATROL Fridays 6-10 at Vaughn College of Aeronautics, 86-01 23rd Avenue, East Elmhurst. Academy WOMAN’S GROUP Fridays the Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. Call 461-3193 for information. ST. ALBANS CIVIC Sundays, May 23, June 27 the St. Albans Civic Improvement Association meets at 1:30 at St. Albans L u t h e r a n C h u r c h , 2 0 0 th Street and 119 th Avenue in the undercroft. 276-4263. JEWISH VETS Sunday, May 23 Jewish War Veterans of the USA Lipsky/ Blum Post meet at Garden Jewish Center. 463-4742.
SINGLES JEWISH SINGLES 40+ Sunday, May 16 at Congregation Machane Chodosh, 67-29 108 th Street at 7. $40. RSVP 897-6578.
OUTDOOR FLEA Saturdays and Sundays until November 28 St. Nicholas of Tolentine 9-5 intersection of Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Jamaica. FLEA MARKETS Saturday, May 15 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 306 1 8 7 th S t r e e t , J a c k s o n Heights. FLEA MARKET Saturday, May 15 9-4 at B ow n e Str e e t C o m m u n i t y Church, Bowne Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing. FLEA MARKET Sunday, May 16 9-4 at American Mart yrs, Bell Blvd. and Union Turnpike. FLEA MARKET Sunday, May 16 at the Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 101-09 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills 10-3. FLEA MARKET Saturday, May 22 9:30-4:00 at Incarnation School, Francis Lewis Blvd., between 8 9 th a n d 9 0 th A v e n u e s , Queens Village.
PARENTS COLLEGE PROCESS Tuesday, May 18 at 6 at the Flushing library. LA LECHE LEAGUE Thursday, May 20 at 6 at the Forest Hills library. AHEAD Friday, May 21 at 1:30 Association for Home Educators Advancing Dreams, a meeting for parents who home school their children, at the Forest Hills library. SPIRITUAL SUPPORT Friday, May 21 support group for parents seeking spiritual support with a biblical look at parenting in St. Albans. 454-4044.
UNINVITED Fridays and Saturdays, May 14, 15, 21, 22 and Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 23 at 2. The Douglaston Communit y Theatre presents the classic ghost tale “The Uninvited” at Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston. $15. 482-3332 reservations. LATE NITE CATECHISM 3 Through May 23 “Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3” at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. BLUE ROOM May 14, 15, 22 at 8 and May 16, 23 at 3. The Outrageous Fortune Company presents “The Blue Room” at Queens Theatre in the Park. 428-2500, ext. 20. $22 advance, $25 at the door. 50 YEAR ITCH Wednesday, May 19 “A 50 Year Itch,” a one-act comedydrama will have a reading at 2 at Queens Theatre in the Park. Free. 760-0064. KILLING KOMPANY Friday, May 21 “Celebrit y Murder!” at Riccardo’s in Astoria. The Killing Company performs mystery dinner shows. 1-888-SHOOTEM for information
FREE LUNCH Saturday, May 15 at All Saints Church in Richmond Hill. 849-2352 reservations. AARP 1405 Mondays, May 17 Bowne Street Communit y Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue at 1. SENIOR GAME DAY Mondays, May 17, 24 at the Queens Village library at 1. STARS Wednesdays, May 19, 26 come join our galaxy of STARs to perform theatrical works at the Hollis library at 10:30. AARP 4977 Wednesday, May 19 at Corona Congregational Church h a l l , 1 0 2 - 1 8 3 4 th A v e n u e . 458-7429. DRIVER’S SAFETY May 20/27 sponsored by AARP at the Pomonok Senior Center. 591-3377. CLEARVIEW Thursday, May 20 Alert & Alive Discussion on Dealing with Difficult People at 10. Movie at 12:45. Friday, May 21 Paint on Stained Glass from 1-3. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Avenue, Bayside. 224-7888 to register.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: VAN DAM REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/20/09. 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 Kordas & Marinis, LLP, 5-47 47 th Road, Third Floor, Long Island City, New York 11101. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK —— COUNTY OF ROCKLAND — — Index No. 2505/2010 PRESIDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff,— — against —— THOMAS CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS J. CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE PENSION KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS J. CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE PENSION KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS CORNIOLA PROFIT SHARING KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS J. CORNIOLA PROFIT SHARING KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS CORNIOLA DBA BESS & CO. PROFIT SHARING PLAN, THOMAS A. CORNIOLA, DESPINA DUBOIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. CORNIOLA, and JOHN DOES 1-100, the latter names being fictitious but intending to designate potential owners of beneficial interests in the property described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. SUMMONS: To the above named Defendants: 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 thirty (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: March 4, 2010 John C. Re, Esq., Aronauer, Re & Yudell, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff 444 Madison Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 755-6000 Pursuant to an Order for Service by Publication dated April 5, 2010, the Summons is being served on Defendants THOMAS CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS J. CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE PENSION KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS J. CORNIOLA MONEY PURCHASE PENSION KEOGH PLAN, THOMAS CORNIOLA PROFIT SHARING KEOGH PLAN and THO-
MAS J. CORNIOLA PROFIT SHARING KEOGH PLAN. NOTICE: This is an interpleader action regarding 14 annuity policies issued by Plaintiff between October 3, 1986 and April 28, 1995. The policies are valued at $280,589.60 as of January 2, 2009. The relief sought is for the Court to determine the proper payee under the annuity policies. In the event of default, judgment may be entered determining that other parties are the proper payees under the annuity policies. _____________________________________________________________________
served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty 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). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 4th day of May, 2010, TO: DANIEL ZEA, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. ALLAN B. WEISS of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 27th day of April, 2010 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by HASINA M. FAROQUE dated the 7th day of July, 2005, to secure the sum of $417,022.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2005000469881 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, on the 22nd day of August, 2005; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 13th day of January~ 2010, and sent for recording in the Office of the Clerk of Queens County; The property in questions is described as follows: 95-20 88TH STREET A/K/A 95 20 88TH STREET, OZONE PARK, NY 11416 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 9025 and Lot 13 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Fourth Ward, of the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of 88th Street, (formerly Boyd Avenue, formerly Park Place) distant 180.01 feet Southerly from the Southwesterly corner of said 88th Street and 95111 Avenue (formerly Chichester Avenue, formerly University Place); RUNNING THENCE Westerly parallel with 95th Avenue and part of the way through a party wall, 100.10 feet; THENCE Southerly parallel with 88th Street, 20.17 feet; THENCE Easterly again parallel with 95th Avenue, 100.10 feet to the Westerly side of 88th Street; THENCE Northerly along the Westerly side of 88th Street, 20.17 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 95-20 88th Street, Ozone Park, New York DATED: May 4, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C.,
Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228. The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. _____________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 24336/09 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MOHD ZAHEDUL ISLAM, SURMA DEVELOPMENT INC., Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 145-08 88TH AVENUE JAMAICA, NY 10435 SBL #: BLOCK 9687 LOT 102, F/K/A PART OF LOT 1 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: 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 twenty 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). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 29th day of April, 2010, TO: MOHD ZAHEDUL ISLAM, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. DUANE A. HART of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 13th day of April, 2010 filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by MOHD ZAHEDUL ISLAM dated the 16th day of July, 2008, to secure the sum of$533,000.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2008000313389 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, on the 6th day of August, 2008; The property in question is described as follows: 145-08 88TH AVENUE, JAMAICA, NY 10435 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the County and Borough of Queens, City and State of New York, being the same premises designated as being Block 9687 Lot 102 (f/k/ a being part of Lot 1), as shown on the official Tax map of the Borough and County of Queens Property address: 145-08 88th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 10435 HELP
FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage
company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: April 29, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose.
Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Queens, on the 14th day of April, 2010, bearing index No. 331/2010, a copy of which may be examined in the Office of the Clerk of Civil Court, Queens County, at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY grants petitioner the right, effective on the day of compliance, to assume the name of Michael Bruce Stewart. Petitioner’s present address is 98-25 Horace Hading Expressway, Apt 7L, Queens, NY 11368; the date of birth is February 23, 1945; the place of birth is Statesville, North Carolina petitioner’s present name is Michael Bruce Nicholson a/ k/a Micheal Stewart and Michael Bruce Stewart _____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 19/10, bearing Index Number NC-000355-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Linas (Middle) John (Last) Gintautas My present name is (First) Linas (Middle) John (Last) Gintoff My present address is 4-74 48 th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11109 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is March 05, 1966 _____________________________________________________________________
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 23/10, bearing Index Number NC-000322-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Sultana (Middle) Khatun (Last) Rubi My present name is (First) NFN (Last) Rubi (infant) My present address is 147-25 88 th Avenue, Apt. #7J, Jamaica, NY 11435 My place of birth is Bangladesh My date of birth is August 18, 1992 _____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 27/10, bearing Index Number NC-000374-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Mohammed (Middle) Abdul (Last) Muqtadir My present name is (First) Mohd (Middle) Abdul (Last) Muqtadir (infant) My present address is 84-11 Elmhurst Avenue, #3G, Elmhurst, NY 11373 My place of birth is Hyderabad, India My date of birth is July 08, 1996 _____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 22/10, bearing Index Number NC-000274-10/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Shama (Middle) Slam (Last) Bilal My present name is (First) Shama (Middle) Slam (Last) Brown aka Shama S Brown My present address is 118-26 198 th Street, Saint Albans, NY 11412 My place of birth is Pakistan My date of birth is May 09, 1982
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SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX No.: 1507/10 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDB MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 Plaintiff, vs. HASINA M. FAROQUE, DANIEL ZEA Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 95-20 88TH STREET A/K/A 95 20 88TH STREET OZONE PARK, NY 11416 SBL #: BLOCK 9025 LOT 13 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: 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
Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE Go, Go CYO: PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE...PEOPLE..PEOPLE... Academy Seawolves, under the leadership of Mr. John Coscia, showed up at Cozy Bowl, Ozone Park, to help NYFAC spread awareness and raise some funds to support programs for the developmentally disabled. Honorary Board member New York State Assemblyman Michael Miller participated as well, showing his support for those families NYFAC serves. Loretta Thomas from the Bronx led all bowlers with a two-game total of 307. Greg Costigliola of Ozone Park individually raised more than Bowlers take part in the autism fund-raiser at Cozy $400. Lanes. Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC, The Student Government from Scholars’ thanked the students from Scholars’ AcadAcademy in Rockaway came with their fam- emy who helped make this first annual event ily, friends and classmates in tow to help a huge success. “Mike Miller has been a tremendous supspread Autism Awareness on Sunday, April porter of NYFAC since the day he took 18. In an event they helped to plan, promote office,” Baumann said. “His love for our and execute, these hard working and dedi- children is an inspiration to all of us; and of cated students made New York Families for course I want to thank the owners of Cozy Autistic Children’s 1st Annual Bowl-a-Thon Bowl who made all of our hard work look so for autism a huge success. The Scholars’ easy.”
Friends and family, which included Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, were in attendance to congratulate the CYO St. Rose fourth grade basketball team, and coach, Stacey Bostwick, for recently advancing to the Elite 8. Pictured l. to r.: Justin Baronowski, Sam Amato, Liam Malsy, Gavin Rogers, Petiri “Poota” Edmond, Angelo Fenty, Bryan Bostwick, Peter Delfeus, Charlie Bostwick, Michael Reardon.
New York Families for Autistic Children is a non-profit organization, based in Ozone Park that provides a variety or services for individuals with autism or a developmental disability. If you have or know or a family or individual in need, please feel free to call Kiera Essling, MSW, Intake and Admissions Direc-
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One-Way Ferry Don’t be surprised if you see some confused folks from Manhattan in nice suits wandering around outside Citi Field after future games. Delta Airlines and New York Water Taxi have launched a new ferry shuttle service that brings folks in from Wall Street and drops them off at the pier at the World’s Fair Marina no more than 30 minutes before the first pitch. The free service will run for every remaining home game this season, and will make sure that those harried Wall Streeters don’t
have to worry about mingling with the rest of us on the 7 train on their way to the game. But won’t they be in for a surprise when they find that they have to get back to their Battery Park digs (or wherever they come from) via our International Express. You see, the ferry service only operates one way. So if some guy in a suit, slightly sweaty and disoriented, comes up to you after a game asking for the boat, calm him down, offer him a pretzel, and send him up the stairs to ride with the rest of us.
Give Us A Hug! This just in… a six-foot squirrel impersonating an Urban Park Ranger has been spotted in locations throughout the borough, striking fear into the hearts of children and soccer players everywhere. Okay, seriously, after quizzing a bunch of school kids about what they think the perfect mascot for New York City Parks would be, the Parks Dept. came up with the idea of a gray squirrel donning a Park Ranger hat. The Ranger hat may be an up-
grade to the classic Yogi Bear Porkpie that many of us attribute to the ultimate park-roaming animal, but where’s Pearl The Squirrel’s collar and tie? C’mon, this is New York – show a little class.
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Scandal Spreads So a man is driving near the intersection of Queens Plaza North and 29th Street in Long Island City when he sees a female police officer working. The driver then opens the window of his new Honda Civic and yells at the officer, calling her a rather ugly phrase that should only be said to a corpulent female dog. The officer asks the man for his driver’s license, positioning her body to keep him from driving away without running her over, and the man shows her his former State Senate employee ID, his learner’s permit, a forged police placard and told her he was “higher ranking” than her. The man was later arrested on charges that include criminal possession of a forged instrument, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Would it surprise you if we told
you the man, Wayne Mahlke, was the former Chief of Staff to…wait for it…former State Senator Hiram Monserrate? Perhaps an investigation into what was in the water in Monserrate’s former district office is in order.
Getting A-Noyd QConf has spent years and barrels of ink monitoring, reporting and lampooning Queens’ hip hop artists. Who’d give 50 Cent any press these days if it wasn’t for us? Lloyd Banks who? You’ve been expecting the hip hoppers to finally show us some love. So you can imagine our excitement when veteran rapper and Queensbridge native Big Noyd dropped his latest LP, “Queens Chronicle.” Errr… wait a minute… That’s not us. Well, at least nobody has heard of Big Noyd anyway.
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For Kastell, the idea of modeling was ever-present, even growing up in Cleveland. “I got into it through Arcanum studios in Cleveland, she said in a recent interview., “I started doing runway shows and started to do glamour and print and fashion catalogs. . . “I did it all over. I started in Cleveland, went to New York City, and then I’ve traveled to California and Florida.” A regular part-time resident of the five boroughs, Kastell comes to New York every summer and loves Queens. “I like Queens; Queens Fashion Week definitely has a bigger feel than Brooklyn. There are a lot of artists in Queens,” she said. Admittedly busy as a working model, Kastell recently came back from a shoot in Malaysia, has worked doing promotional events for Pepsi, Saturn and Suzuki, to name a few. She has also appeared in an indie film and has done work as a fashion designer. “We just got awarded for best emerging designer for punk rock couture,” she said, and suddenly was inspired to raise money for her boyfriend’s mother, who has cancer, by hosting a fashion show. “I have a great energy,” Kastell said. “Some day I want to be a prominent beauty model like Cindy Crawford. I would love to be in Victoria’s Secrets.” And this gal, who loves the experience of living in the city and writes about it on her blog, beautysurvivesthecity.blogspot.com, wants people to know that though she’s got a great look, there’s also something cooking behind the face. “I’m really smart,” she said, “and I want people to know that I have a great personality.”
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Ladies if you want an idea what 51 can look like pick up the May Issue of Interview Magazine. The Material Girl, who used to be an elevator operator at Terrace on the Park, is flaunting her toned physique on the cover of the magazine. Including putting mere mortal gals to shame, the onetime Corona resident talks balancing work with motherhood. Maybe one day we can catch up.
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