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Queens Deadline MTA Under Microscope:

Watchful Eyes Scrutinize Track Work have a lot of confidence that the MTA is doing its best to provide the service the city needs. These are tough fiscal times, but tough times make it even more imperative that the MTA step up and do better.” The two hope to review the timing and cost efficiency of service disruptions, as well

Flushing Traffic Plan Takes Another U-turn By JOSEPH OROV IC Flushing’s revised downtown traffic plan has undergone change before it has even been implemented. The plan called for the reversal of 40th Road’s traffic flow, but complaints from local merchants have nixed the idea. “The community has made it loud and clear: They don’t want to reverse 40th Road,” said Maura McCarthy, the Queens Dept. of Transportation commissioner. The plan will continue to prohibit turns off of Main Street onto Roosevelt Avenue. The change makes 37th and 39th Avenues the new detour route for buses and cars looking to get onto Roosevelt Avenue. The plan originally called for a 40th Road’s traffic flow to head away from Main Street onto Roosevelt Avenue. The DOT changed its mind after Councilman Peter Koo (RFlushing) relayed the concern of local business owners, who presented him with a 200signature petition. The merchants were concerned that the 40 buses making left turns in front of their businesses during peak hours would “kill

their frontage,” according to McCarthy. “It shows the commissioner is a real doctor on the traffic problem here in the community,” Koo said. The revised plan may require the DOT to remove a few parking meters on the corner of 37th Avenue and Main Street to allow bus turns, according to McCarthy, who promised a definitive answer after the DOT finishes studying the intersection. “The goal here is to get the traffic to flow better,” she said. But the plan was not welcomed by Community Board 7 Chair Gene Kelty. “The board originally said we’d like the one-way scenario and […] all of a sudden everything is starting to fall apart before it even happens,” he said. “Now everyone is unhappy about it. I’m just a little leery now because the city may turn around on us.” McCarthy said the traffic changes will go into effect after July 4, with a specific date to be announced in the near future. Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at jorovic@queenstribune.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127.

as their impact on communities and local economies. “The reason for the audit is simple,” Liu, the City Comptroller, said. “People want the necessary track work to be done. But people want to know that this not an all-purpose excuse. It would be fair to say that there is a fair amount of public disbelief.” According MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan, the agency will cooperate fully with the comptrollers’ audit. “We look forward to working with both of the comptrollers to Subway riders in Queens face regular delays and ensure that our capital invest- changes in service with ver y little warning. ments are implemented as effecsaw many ticket cancellations for weekend tively as possible,” he said. Liu said his motivation harkens back to shows after the service disruptions took hold. “That hurts businesses around them as his days as a Flushing’s City Councilman, when he chaired the body’s Transportation well,” Van Bramer said. “After a show, people Committee and dealt with disruptions to his would go to a local restaurant to eat or visit other businesses in the community.” district’s only subway line. According to Straphangers Campaign “Every year, for who knows how many years at this point, we get a New Year’s staff attorney Gene Russianoff, audits are present from the MTA,” he said. “It’s ‘Happy performed with some regularity, but none New Year, the 7 train will be shut down. I held have been of this scope. “They’re not Johnnie-come-latelies to this hearings on this and we didn’t get anything from the MTA. What happens on the 7 train issue,” he said. “This sounded like a more is no different than what happens in other comprehensive audit, considering the tough times they’re in. There’s a constellation of parts of the City.” Early this year, the 7 line faced several factors here. That series of factors is worth consecutive weekends of service disruptions, looking at.” Liu admits the joint audit between the eliminating weekend service to many Long Island City stops. The cuts made the line the City and State’s top bookkeepers is rather clarion call of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer unique, but would make the work much more effective. (D-Sunnyside). “The state comptroller has a great bit of “It’s really important they take a good hard look and get a sense of what the MTA is expertise already built in,” he said. “The City doing, how long they’re doing it, and to take comptroller has other engineers and field the pulse sometimes and measure the eco- experts in place and I think we can complinomic impact of closures and diversions,” he ment each other in this audit.” Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at said. Van Bramer pointed to the Chocolate jorovic@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357Factory Theater in Long Island City, which 7400, Ext. 127.

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By JOSEPH OROV IC The MTA will fall under the scrutiny of not one, but two Comptrollers as John Liu and Tom DiNapoli announced they will conduct a joint audit of the much-maligned authority. “New Yorkers need the MTA,” DiNapoli, the state Comptroller said. “But they don’t

LIC Clinic To Close In HHC Restructuring Private School Nurses Cut From City Budget in care for patients, she said. “On the contrary, the goal of that initiative is to run a more efficient operation to achieve cost savings as well as ensure patients and staff have the lab results they need when they need it.” The Astoria Child Heath Clinic, at 12-36 31st Ave. in Long Island City, served 1,167 patients in the last fiscal year. This is one of six clinics citywide to be shut down, including four in Brooklyn and one in the Bronx. “The Astoria Clinic is among the lowvolume clinics in the HHC system,” McDonnell said. “HHC is committed to ensuring that patients served by this clinic will continue to receive services. In this case, patients will be directed to a nearby Federally Qualified Health Center.” With all the changes happening citywide with HHC, perhaps the best news for Queens is that inmates from Rikers Island who need urgent medical care will no longer be transported to Elmhurst Hospital. Currently, inmates get split between Elmhurst Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. Under the new plan, all inmates would now travel to a separate facility. HHC will use the space freed up at Elmhurst and Bellevue to add to its revenuegenerating capacity. . Reach Editor Brian M. Rafferty at brafferty@queenstribune.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122.

By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Proposed budget cuts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg put school nurses at risk. Private schools in the City are mandated to have nurses, but proposed cuts would eliminate their funding in private schools with fewer than 300 students. Nurses are not a fringe benefit, said Eleanor Menna, principal of Holy Trinity School in Flushing. Their role was vital in the school’s H1N1 inoculation program. “The school nurses have always been essential,” Menna said. “We need them. It’s like taking a teacher away.” Though private schools dot the borough’s landscape, there are more than 100 Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, said Monsignor Kieran Harrington of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, which has oversight over Catholic primary schools in the borough. More than 60 percent of those schools could be affected by the cuts. “These are basically serving the working poor, many of them who have undiagnosed but real health needs,” Harrington said. “I think it’s going to have a real adverse impact on many of our schools.” With tuition that is typically $3,200 per

child, Catholic schools in the City operate with very thin margins, Harrington said. Parishes often subsidize the schools, which is difficult in tough economic times. On top of tuition, parents pay public school taxes for their children. “Our parents are providing a value and they don’t get anything in return and it’s a shame,” Harrington said. “I think our hope is that something will be worked out with the City Council.” When private schools were mandated to have nurses, it was implied that City officials would continue to fund them, said Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone). If every private school in the City closed their doors, public schools could not absorb their students, Halloran said. “Yet we’re throwing up roadblocks to these schools keeping their own doors opened,” he said. “At the same time we’re putting public safety and public health at risk. Everything from the common cold to a serious injury on the ground is going to be at risk.” Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at jablamsky@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.

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By BRIAN M. RAFFERTY The New York City Health & Hospitals Corp, taking on the growing burden of the uninsured and undocumented, has been forced to make substantial changes to some services, most through reconfiguring its operations. Neither of the two Queens hospitals run by HHC – Elmhurst Hospital and Queens Hospital Center – are greatly affected, but some services are being consolidated or tweaked, and a child heath center in Astoria will close down. Overall, the last three years have seen a cut of $240 million in state aid to HHC with an additional $70 million expected to be lost in the pending state budget and an additional $100 million in coming years. Without major changes, HHC could see expenses outpacing revenue to the tune of $1 billion. Changes to laundry facilities, the elimination of 300 long term care nursing beds, locally provided dialysis and orthopedic care and consolidation of other specialty clinics will not affect Queens. A move to send non-emergency lab tests out of the hospital and into the hands of private contractors will reduce costs and increase efficiency according to HHC spokeswoman Pamela McDonnell. Outsourcing labs will not lead to a delay


FDNY Run Oil Spill Drill In Queens

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By JESSICA ABLAMSKY In a timely coincidence, the FDNY on May 12 and 13 assisted the Coast Guard and the Parks Dept. to "clean up" a mock oil spill in Lit tle Neck Bay. Though it involved no oil like what is causing severe environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico, it was good practice for the real thing, said Frank Dw yer, a spokesma n for the FDNY. "It could have been a forest fire, it could have been a hurricane," he said, referring to the oil spill scenario. The training exercise at Fort Totten Park was planned for a couple of months. The point was to give the FDN Y's Incident Management Team addit ional training in an unfamiliar situation. The IMT was formed after Sept. 11, 2001. Members of the IMT, who are active fire fighters, manage the City's response to a largescale emergency. During the oil spill drill, the team reacted to updates on the status of the spill, kept the public informed and directed volunteers who wanted to help clean up animals covered in oil. There was nothing that the IMT could not handle, Dw yer said. "It went very well, get ting all these people where they needed to be," Dwyer said. "They had multiple tents set up. A lot of people moving. A lot of volunteers." Certification as a national all-hazard IMT requires extensive training. The IMT's 175 members can be called on to assist anywhere in the country that there is large-scale devastation. The IMT's first deployment was to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. They also assisted with a forest fire in Idaho in 2007 and another hurricane in Louisiana in 2008. Locally, they were

called on when a crane collapsed. "If there is some kind of disaster elsewhere in the countr y, and we are asked, we

can be deployed," Dw yer said. "It's not an order because we are not in their jurisdiction, but we do respond if we are asked."

Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at jablamsky@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.

Barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awning Stirs Controversy By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Cheap Shots Spor ts Bar and Lounge in Flushing, "Home of the $2 Shot," is in hot water with some local politicians due to an awning which they find offensive, and must be removed due to various violations. In a let ter to the principal owner of the b a r, L o u i s A b r e u , A s s e m b l y m a n Ro r y Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Councilmen James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) expressed their outrage at the image depicted on the bar's awning. The silhouette, which has since been covered up, suggests that the woman is drunk or unconscious, is "lewd" and "ut terly repulsive" to neighborhood families, and "unforgivably degrading to women," according to the let ter. The sign was installed before the owners approved the final design, said Eva Serrano, co-owner of Cheap Shots. "We do apologize to the families in the neighborhood," Serrano said. "I'm a mother. I understand. It was done unintentionally and we were not even aware that it was going up." After passing Cheap Shots and seeing the sign for himself, Weprin informed the mayor about its content. "It is offensive to women, and as a father and a husband, I couldn't believe the message that they were sending: get drunk;

women pass out here and who knows what happens next," Weprin said. "It was shocking, disturbing, because it just seemed like it was encouraging date rape, the awning, and I don't think it is an appropriate thing for any neighborhood, let alone a residential neighborhood." That marketing strategy is par ticularly disturbing due to its proximity to two local colleges, St. John's University and Queens College, said Gennaro, who wrote the let- Cheap Shots' awning, which as of press time had a canvas covering the silhouette. ter. "Is that an activity that [the owner] would wish [his daughter] to engage surface and projection area allowed under in, passing out flat on her back in a bar?" zoning, and was installed without a permit. "They have to remove it as soon as posGennaro asked. "I don't think he would wish that on his own daughter, he should not wish sible," Sullivan said. "If they fail to persistently, the depar tment will go out and reinthat on ours." The Cit y Department of Bui ldings doe s spect and can take additional action. There will also be an administrative hearnot regulate the content of signs. "It may come in the Police Depar tment ing on June 24 where a judge will deterif it is lewd, but I believe that is the only mine if violations occurred. If the judge dearea because of First Amendment issues," termines that to be the case, fines of $10,000 said Carly Sullivan, a spokeswoman for the per violation can be levied, or $25,000 per violat ion if the owner fails to appear. DOB. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at Buildings staff issued three violations for the sign on April 29, due to zoning and jablamsky@queenstribune.com, or (718) other issues. The sign exceeds the maximum 357-7400, Ext. 124.


Hiroshima Survivors Speak At LaG

By CATHERINE MANZIONE To celebrate Asian Heritage month, LaGuardia Community College invited a pair of special guests to share their recollections and feelings on surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Both Yuko Nakamura and Yoshio Tamura made a stop at the college before their attendance to the 2010 conference on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons at the United Nations, in hopes of persuading the U.N. to abolish the use of nuclear weapons. Those also present at the event were mayors from both Fujisawa City, and Hirakata City, who presented LaGuardia Community College Vice President Richard Elliot with a gift. Nakamura, 78, was the first to share her emotional story. She was 13 when the bomb dropped, working at a factory with her class, when suddenly giant pieces of glass were coming towards her. She recalled a “dark gray cloud” that filled the air and hearing something that sounded like “a large aircraft.” Her teacher yelled for everyone to “crawl under the darkness” and find a safe spot. She remembered her whole class trying to run to the train station and evacuate the city. On her way to the train, Nakamura “saw tons of people injured with burns on their faces and bodies.” Nakamura fought back tears as she spoke about her young friend, who died in the fields, not far from where the bomb was dropped. As she wiped her eyes, all she could say was that “thinking of how those young girls in the field perished leaves no words for me.” The people of Hiroshima did not realize what type of bomb had dropped until people began losing their hair and having health issues, Nakamura said. What upset her most,

she said, is that most of the rescuers that came to help later died from health complications after being exposed the radiation and chemicals that the bomb produced. Tamura was only three years old when the bomb was dropped, but said he remembered hearing a “deafening roar.” “In spite of the fact that I was just six kilometers away from the epicenter, all the glass that had been facing the city was shattered, and walls and tin-roofs were torn,” he said.

While sharing his recollections, Tamura stressed the importance of world peace. “A single bomb took the lives of tens of thousands of people, and even at present, after 65 years, about 240,000 people are still suffering the side effects of the bombing. Such a tragic occurrence should never be repeated.” Tamura then shared his own flute rendition of “Amazing Grace.” He felt the song went well with the concept of world peace. Wrapping up the event, both Nakamura and Tamura reiterated the importance of

banning nuclear weapons in the world. “I am fortunate enough to be here, and I will share my story with as many people as possible,” Nakamura said. “People around the world need to know how a nuclear bomb can brutally destroy a city and take so many lives away, miserably and in a split second – and today can bring even more horrifying destruction upon us.” Reach Intern Catherine Manzione at cmanzione@queenstribune.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128.

Locals Aid Boro School Band

By DOMENICK RAFTER After months of practice and fundraising, the students in the senior band at PS 153 in Maspeth came back from the Music in the Park compet it ion at Dorney Park, Penn. with a first place trophy in the elementar y school division for the seventh year in a row. But this year’s win was sweeter. Back in Januar y, budget cuts threatened to deny the students the chance to go to the competition. Immediately, parents, teachers and members of the community sprang into action to raise the $9,000 they needed to go to Pennsylvania and defend their t itle. They raised money by wrapping gifts during the holidays; they asked local business owners, many of whom were happy to help despite the struggling economy. The school held a talent show on April 23 featuring students from all grades dancing singing and playing instruments from violin to electric guitar, which raised a large sum of money. Councilwoman Liz Crowley (DMiddle Village) and Assembly woman Cathy

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Nolan (D-Sunnyside) also pitched in and Maspeth Federal Savings Bank gave the largest contribution, according to PTA treasurer Kerr y Murtha, who headed fundraising for the trip. “We cannot be more grateful to everyone who helped us,” said Murtha, parent of band member Philip Mur tha. She said the band is already planning on returning to defend its title next year. Linda Strickon, the band’s instr uctor, is already nervous about finances for next year. “[PS 153 principal Susan Bauer] isn’t sure the money will be there for me to work with the band next year,” she said, “I hope we can find a way to get the money because this is very important to the students.” Strickon said the students really excelled at the competition. “The band played beautifully; it was really a great day,” she said. The band also won the coveted Espirit D’Corps award, which they had also won on previous occasions. The award is given to

The school band at PS 153 in Maspeth defended their regional title in Pennsylvania last weekend. bands that show t he “best school spirit.” Murtha and Strickon bot h described the award as the most prestigious. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.

PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION AT PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARK

WEDDING CAKE DEMO & LECTURE Wednesday, May 26th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm/Dining Room of Coe Hall. Class will include a lecture and participants will create a two-tiered wedding cake covered with fondant, as well as take home a complete set of cake decorating tools. $75/person, including materials.

Sunday, May 30th, 2:30 p.m. Dining Room at Coe Hall Nineteenth and twentieth century wedding music. Tickets are $35.00 and include a wine and cheese reception immediately following the concert.

TWILIGHT TOUR Thursday, July 8th / Raindate: Thursday, July 15 6:30 p.m. / Meet at Coe Hall Wine & cheese, and tour of the grounds,lead by Vincent A. Simeone, Director, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, and Henry B. Joyce, Executive Director, Planting Fields Foundation. We will visit the Italian Garden. $15 Admission for Non-Members Members and all children under 12 are FREE .

CHAMPAGNE & WEDDING CAKE AT COE HALL Friday, August 13 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Unlimited champagne and wedding cake will be served. Reservations are required. $40 Admission for Non-Members $20 Admission for Members

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Weddings 1890 – 1940

May 15th – September 30th 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Daily at Coe Hall, included in regular admission for all self-guided visits. $3.50 per person Members and all children under 12 are FREE

ITALIAN GARDEN OPENS JUNE 19TH The exhibition” Italian Gardens in America” is on view in the Manor House at Planting Fields. June 19th – September 30th 11:30am – 3:30pm daily / FREE ADMISSION

Italian Garden Gala SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010 With Guest Host, LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH

INFO & RESERVATIONS: Please call Michelle Benes at (516) 922-8682 or email mbenes@plantingfields.org

PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARK 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (516) 922-8682 www.plantingfields.org

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In Memoriam As May draws to a close, we have the great honor of celebrating the sacrifices of the members of our armed forces, who, through the years, have risked and given their lives in our country's name. These brave souls have fought for us across the world and at home, and are due our respect, admiration and congratulations. We have been fortunate in Queens lately; with brave service members giving the ultimate sacrifice in our current two-front war on terror abroad, none from Queens have been killed in the line of duty so far this year. We understand that there is a price to pay for our freedom, and it is earned every day by our brave men and women who stand up to defend this country. As we have since the first troops left to fight the War on Terror nearly nine years ago, we urge our government to use our most precious resource wisely, to guard it against those who seek to cause them harm and bring our sons and daughters home as quickly as possible. To all who have served in the past and to those risking their lives on the front lines today, we thank you.

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Mr. President To The Editor: (This letter was sent to President Barack Obama). This missive is prompted by two singular bookend events: One, the recent attempted acts of terrorism in New York City, in particular the Times Square car bomb attempt on May 1, 2010 and the subsequent bomb scare that took place a few short days thereafter. Two, it has been brought to my attention that New York has been shortchanged in the current round of anti-terror funding it receives from Washington-to the tune of $53 million. Frankly, such a decision cannot go unchallenged. I have been obliged by my constituent base and by my own principles, personally and as a political leader in New York State, to address the growing concerns associated with this issue. It is imperative that Washington invest more monies into the future security of New York residents (and all the residents of the world that call it home), as we are becoming the primary target of terrorist acts meant to destroy the United States' financial capital, which in effect will further devastate the economic stature of our nation. It is evident that we cannot sustain the funding cuts to public security imposed by your administration because it has only given those who attempt these monstrosities greater ammunition and confidence to en-

deavor in such acts. To that end, I implore you to act immediately in assuring that New York gets the monetary resources it deserves to appropriately defend itself against future attempts of destruction; and certainly before another catastrophic event like 9/11 invokes terrible tragedy among the people of our state and the nation's financial capital. Malcolm A. Smith, NYS Senate President

Ter m Limits To The Editor: The failure of the New York State Legislature to come to terms with Gov. David Paterson on a state budget, now almost seven weeks after its April 1 deadline, is yet another example of why The Brennan Center for Justice, a public interest law center of the New York University School of Law, rated it the worst in the nation and a good reason why we should have term limits. Municipalities throughout the state are incapable of enacting their own budgets without knowing what aid they will receive from Albany, and it is causing a shambles of the budgetary process. New York State is facing a current budget deficit of in excess of $9 billion, and that amount may well be higher next year. Such deficits mandate either a tax increase or a cut in services or both, and require that it be accom-

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plished in a fair and balanced manner. (The State Budget: Exactly How Late Is Failure? Queens Tribune May 13). While the axe will fall on all of us in one degree or another, it should be noted one segment of the community manages to insulate itself from sharing the burden. I am referring to the inept New York State Legislature and in particular the Democratic majority (I am a Democrat). Before any decisions are made as to what to cut, the first order of business is to insist the do-nothing part-time state legislators cut their salaries in half and relinquish all monetary perks, and even at that rate they will be overpaid for their meager services They need not worry, since many of them engage in other employment, for example Sheldon Silver the "forever" Assembly Speaker, is a member of a well known plaintiff's personal injury law firm and one wonders to what extent this "busy" legislator actually practices law to earn his compensation. It is of course unfortunate that the few credible legislators would suffer because of the lapse of the many. Nor should we exclude from the public's wrath the New York City Council, which likewise does not measure up to a credible body and not deserving of a third term many of its members pocketed at the expense of the people. Benjamin M. Haber, Flushing

Another Shot To The Editor: It was reported recently in various newspapers that Council members Mark Weprin, Jim Gennaro and Assemblyman Rory Lancman are quoted claiming moral outrage at the suggestive silhouette image of a woman lying on her back on a Union Turnpike sports bar awning. In a joint letter to the bar owner, they asked him to remove the awning, writing that it is "utterly repulsive to the families that live in the community." Weprin went further, in a letter to Mayor Bloomberg, he stated that the awning "offended me in too many ways to enumerate." Wait a minute. Isn't this the same Mark Weprin who refused to denounce the swastika flyer mailed by his brother, David, to thousands of Jewish households in the community attacking his opponent in the February special election? Just as many community residents find the awning inappropriate, these same folks considered the swastika mailing to be "utterly repulsive and offensive." Even the local press excoriated the swastika flyer as "deplorable," and "sparking disgust" in the Marcia Moxam Comrie, Contributing Editor Reporters: Sasha Austrie, Harley Benson, Joseph Orovic, Kaitlyn Kilmetis, Domenick Rafter, Jessica Ablamsky Editorial Intern: Catherine Manzione Photographers: Ira Cohen, Michael Fischthal, Lee Katzman Contributors: Tom Allon, Melissa Hom, Michael VonDerLieth, Barbara Arnstein Art Department: Tania Y. Betancourt, Sara Gold, Rhonda Leefoon, Candice Lolier, Barbara Townsend Webmaster: Shiek Mohamed Assistant to the Publisher: Ria MacPherson

community, and the East Bayside Homeowners Association passed a resolution denouncing it. Where was Mr. Weprin's sense of concern for community families then? Selective moral "outrage" may be good for the media, but is transparent to the voters that will be cleaning house this November. I only hope that if the silhouette of a woman lying on her back had been an image of a swastika, Mr. Weprin's voice would not fall silent once again. Bob Friedrich Glen Oaks

Be All You Can Be To The Editor: As we approach Memorial Day, many things come to mind. First of all, let's remember all those who gave their lives to protect our nation in all conflicts since the American Revolution, when we fought for our freedom. Let us also salute all our brave men and women who are now serving today in Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to serving in other parts of the world. What also comes to mind is the war on terrorism, which is coming crystal clear with the attempted bombing in Times Square. Our nation has been forever changed after 9/11. We all must remain alert and if we see something, we must do something, as the vendors did on that day. As Memorial Day nears, I find myself thinking what it means to be an American. The answer is clear and that is the pride in being in a country that allows us our personal freedom and the right to speak our minds. We may not have the best system, but it is still the greatest in the world. This freedom does not come without a price. It comes with great sacrifice and devotion to duty. Like President John F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country." We have a great opportunity to do for others, which we can do by volunteering our time to various civic organizations as well to charitable organizations like local churches and temples, and wherever there is a need. We should also volunteer our time and money to the political party of our choice. All this I believe, will make America stronger. Remember, we are the people our forefathers spoke about, for America is all about us, the people. And we need to get involved to truly make America better. So go out on Memorial Day and be a part of all that is going on all over Queens, including parades in our communities and cheering for our service men and women and all those who serve in our communities like the policemen, firemen, Alan J. Goldsher Advertising Director Shelly Cookson Corporate & Legal Advertising Account Executives Risa Pilicer Gil Spadoni Earl Steinman Shari Strongin

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Social Insecurity To The Editor: Any half-awake American should know that Social Security is a gigantic Ponzi scheme making Bernard Madoff's well-publicized fraud look like small time thievery. For all of its 75 years of existence, Social Security has extracted taxes from many and given payments to others. Until now, more funds have always been paid in than have been paid out. But this arrangement wasn't expected to be eclipsed until 2016. According to the Congressional Budget Office, however, the date dreaded by government accountants is now this year, 2010. Unemployment and early retirement have contributed to increasing the number of takers and reducing the number who are taxed to pay into the scheme. Social Security, always bankrupt because its "surplus" funds were consumed as soon as received for other government programs, is now admittedly bankrupt. Janet McCarthy, Flushing

Cor rection A story in the May 13 edition of the Queens Tribune titled “16,000 Teachers Lost In TwoYear-Budget” accidentally lumped teachers together with school principals and assistant principals. The city currently has 79,000 teachers. The figure of 97,000 is a category that includes assistant principals, principals, teachers and a handful of other titles. The number of expected losses from this group is still 16,000. We apologize for the error.

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The Democratic Party Is the Party of My Birth By MICHAEL SCHENKLER For some 30 years I dreamed of the Democrats controlling the New York State Senate.

You see, back in 1978 my friend Gary Ackerman was elected to the State Senate from Queens and served there for four years. He would whine how depressing it was to be in the minorit y. He would complain how the party in power treated the Dems terribly. He would work hard to try to get Dems elected to take the majority. As the 70’s became the 80’s, the Dems were hopeful, they were “getting real close.” And so it went

for 30 years. They were “this” close. The Dems were always scrambling; just a couple of seats and they’d be in control and do the “right” thing. Well, in 2008 along came Barack Obama with wonder fully long New York coattails. And for the first time since 1965 the Dems had control of the New York State Senate. And Queens’ Malcolm Smith won the big prize as the head of the Democratic Caucus along with the perks, plums and titles that went with it. Joe Bruno, who had stepped down facing corruption accusations, was gone forever and this Queens Democrat had the chance of a lifetime. It all went downhill from there. The Dems had all three men in the room: Bulldozer Gov. Eliot Spitzer, longt ime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and newcomer Senator Malcolm Smith. Spitzer started bulldozing and appeared to hit walls and then the wall of sexual scandal hit him and

he was gone. He was replaced by Lieutenant Governor David Paterson who proved incapable of leading right from the get go. Smith accomplished little during the Spitzer term and less during the Paterson reign. And then last summer lost control of his caucus as Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada and Queens’ Hiram Monserrate defected to the Republicans in exchange for titles and mone y. Smit h was over throw n and under the leadership of John Sampson, the Dems paid up and repurchased t he defect ing t wo amigos. Sounds like prostitution? You betcha it does! Then the Dems, after buying back Monserrate with the return of his commit tee chairmanship and lulu, brought him up on charges and expelled him. Then the AG brought charges of corruption in the misuse of millions in State money by his Bronx health clinic against Espada who had been given the title of “President of the Senate” – next to the Lieutenant

The New York State Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is the party of my birth, My parents were both Democrats for the little guys on earth, They worked for the party, for the ideological cause, We always believed the Democrats never fought in unjust wars. Always reform minded, favored unions and civil rights, Always true to principle and fought with all their might, So the working guy would prosper and be protected by the law, The common man agenda was what the Demcrats were for. Reform what’s wrong with governemnt made the party thrive And finally they got the power after waiting since 1965. In the New York State Senate the Democrats won the majority, And managed to quickly screw it up for all to plainly see. Now they want another chance for three Democrats in the room, Well get us a damn budget and better make it soon. Governor in the line of succession – along with millions for his clinic and member items, in order to buy his return. And friends, that’s basically what the Dems accomplished in the almost two years they have been in control of the Senate as well as the Assembly and Governor. There is still no budget. There is still no operator for Aqueduct’s

racino. There is still no reform and this time, it’s my party at fault. So when election time rolls around and the Dems tell you to give them money or vote Democratic so they can retain control of the State Senate, take a deep breath and if you don’t gag, ask them what the hell they intend to do with it. MSchenkler@QueensTribune.com

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Voters Shun Incumbents; Budget Is 50 Days Late By HENRY STERN Widespread public dissatisfaction with government has recently been reflected with the defeat of two long-term legislators, the retirement of a score of members of Congress, and unexpectedly narrow Henry margins for some incumbents over underfunded and relatively unknown challengers. This appears to be a national trend. Senator Robert F. Bennett of Utah had held his seat for three terms since he was first elected in 1992. His father, Wal lace F.Bennett, had been a senator from Utah for four terms (1951-75) and a leader in the Mormon Church. Robert was defeated at a Republican state convention May 8, and under state law, cannot compete in the Utah primary. Two new candidate s, Mike L ee and Tim Bridgewater, each received nearly 40 percent of the delegates’ votes and will face off on June 22 for the Republican nomination. Utah last elected a Democrat to the Senate 40 years ago; it is a very red state. Bennet t came in third despite a nominating speech by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the best known Mormon in American politics and an anticipated contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Congressman Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, who lost i n a Democratic primary on May 11, had served for 14 consecutive terms (28 years). He was first elected in 1982 on the retirement of h is fat her. Like B ennet t, Mollohan was a second generation

legislator. His fat her, Rober t, also served 14 terms, from 1953 to 1983, missing only one term due to the Eisenhower landslide over Stevenson in 1956. The Mollohans represented the northern part of the state, the Stern cit ies of Wheeling and Morgantown and the rust belt, for a total of 56 years. Alan Mollohan is the 24th richest Congressman, reporting assets of between $7.1 to $29.3 million. In recent years, he has been involved in controversies over earmarks for groups he organized, his own financial disclosure and other ethical issues. In 2009, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named him as “one of the 15 most cor r upt member s of Congress, claiming that he had steered hundreds of millions of dollars to family, friends, former employees, and corporations in exchange for contributions to his campaign and political action committees.” Among the Senators who are retiring are Evan Bayh of Indiana, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of Indiana. Dodd received a mortgage from Countrywide Savings and Loan on very favorable terms. He was one of the Friends of Angelo, a reference to Angelo R. Mozilo, CEO of Countrywide, who sold his enterprise up the creek to the Bank of America in 2008 for $4 billion in stock. Bayh and Dorgan were well regarded senator s, par t icularly Bayh, who was touted as a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016,

or possibly in 2012 if President Obama does badly enough. His father, Birch Bayh, was a Senator from Indiana for three terms (1963 to 1981). Birch Bayh competed in the presidential primaries in 1976, coming in third in Iowa and third in New Hampshire before withdrawing. That was the year Jimmy Carter was nominated and elected. Some New York State legislators are also departing voluntarily. They include Assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carrozza (who represents a Queens County district but has a house in Glen Head in Nassau) Michael Benjamin of the Bronx, Joan Christiensen of Syracuse, and Susan John of Rochester. Senator Dale Volker of Buffalo (and former chairman of the Finance Committee), and Senator Thomas Morahan of Rockland County are retiring as well. Morahan is the state senator whose election Speaker Sheldon Silver was so eager to prevent in 1999 that he pressured the Assembly into repealing the commuter tax, under which people who worked in New York City but lived elsewhere were taxed 45/100 of 1 percent of their income to help compensate the city for the services they received (e.g. police and fire) while they were here. That tax had been very helpful in balancing the city’s budget. Silver’s decision was gleefully agreed to by the Republicans, led by Governor Pataki and Senate leader Joseph Bruno. The enormous error in judgment by the obedient Assembly Democrats has already cost the City of New York about $4 billion, and the cumulative deficiency rises each year. The departures from the state legislator do not, however, affect

the major players, and if there are to be any changes in the upper ranks at the Capitol, they will have to be the result of citizen action. Although there is enormous public dissatisfaction with the legislature, the route to changing its members is complex and arduous. Nor is there any assurance that new members, once elected, will crawl into bed with the power structure. That has happened before; sometimes it take s years, other t ime s the transformation takes place within weeks as rookies conclude that the best course for them is to “work from within” to change the system. Although the Assembly is heavily Democratic, there is considerable doubt as to who will control the New York Senate next year. The Republicans, now down by 32-30,

must win two more seats to override Lieutenant Governor Ravitch’s tie-breaking vote and win control of what used to be described as the upper chamber. But if Democrats keep defecting to the Republicans to gain larger lulus and higher offices, as Espada and Monserrate did in ‘09, no one-vote majority is safe. Such a slim majority also requires strict party discipline: a unanimous vote by the majority members is required to pass any legislation, since 32 votes are needed and the minority has generally been unified in its opposition. The New York State budget is now more than 50 days late, and the squabbling houses and governor do not appear to be close to agreement as of this writing. StarQuest@NYCivic.org

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office Location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the PLLC served upon him/ her to Jill Fabian, c/o Manuel Fabian, Esq., 37-31 76 th St., Jackson Hts., NY 11372. Purpose: Registered Nursing ____________________________________________________________________ ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF ASTER INSURANCE BROKERAGE LLC (Insert name of Limited Liability Company) Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: ASTER INSURANCE BROKERAGE LLC SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Queens THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company 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: 136-56 39 t h A v e n u e , S u i t e # 4 1 0 Flushing, NY 11354 Siew Yen Tan (print or type name of organizer) ____________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF QUEENS ALEXANDER DAVIS, Petitioner, -againstYOLANDA BROWN, Respon-

dent. Pursuant to the Order of Honorable Roger N. Rosengarten dated March 24, 2010, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County Courthouse in Courtroom # 25, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York On June 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. premises known as 13-67 MCBRIDE STREET, FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the City of New York, Borough of Queens, County of QUEENS and State of New York Block: 15663, Lot: 86 Court Index # 22578/08 Emanuel R. Gold, Referee 108-18 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills, NY 11375 Dated: May 13, 2010 ____________________________________________________________________

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Get Your Hands On Pre-Histor y This weekend, get ready to grab the kids and travel through time. A workshop on Sunday, May 23, at the Bayside Historical Society, "Discover Archaeology," explores the prehistory of coastal New York, allowing participants to connect with history the way an archaeologist does. The hands-on, family-friendly workshop will be led by archaeologist Gabriela Rodriguez, an intern with the BHS. Designed for kids ages 7 and up, the workshop will give participants the chance to play archaeology games, excavate a simulated archaeological site, handle artifacts, identify and wash finds, take a tour of the Historical Society's "Native Bayside" exhibit and more. Most of the artifacts at the museum come from an excavated site in Bayside, which was inhabited as early as 10,000 BC. "As the guests arrive, we are going to be giving a tour, going through each [historical] stage," Rodriguez said. Workshop participants will learn about the customs and lifestyle of the various peoples who have lived in the area through the modern era. "The younger children are going to enjoy the hands-on aspect," Rodriguez said. "The older kids will probably still enjoy the activities and they'll gain a better appreciation of what archaeology really is." This is the first event for kids that focuses on the Native Bayside exhibit, Rodriguez said. "It will be really great to see the visitors engaging in the materials, engaging in the process of archaeology, in a more hands on way," she said. The program was created at the request of BHS staff. "There are a lot of artifacts that aren't being used," Rodriguez said. "We started thinking outside the box a little bit about how we can create an archaeology program here for kids." For those who miss the workshop, all of the materials that will be used this weekend are on display at the museum. The Bayside Historical Society is located at 208 Totten Avenue. The workshop starts at 2 p.m. and costs $5 per child. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call (718) 352-1548. Limited parking is available onsite, or in Little Bay Park just outside the Fort Totten Gates. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at jablamsky@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124. —Jessica Ablamsky

Despite rumors that it would close in 2011, the Kew Gardens post office will remain at its Austin Street location.

Stavisky Blasts Distr ict Graffiti State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) noticed the years-old tags gracing the fronts of many buildings around her district office. "We notice it because we

walk down Union Street," she said. prioritize," Slivko said. The Senator identified three major strips There are grants available, but their timwithin her district that could use a fresh coat ing is off, Dhillon said. of paint to cover up latent graffiti. Starting "Most of the deadlines were in February," June 1, a broad swath of her district will be she said. "There are hardly any grants we can addressed, as well other probapply for now." lem spots constituents find. A couple of the teachers "It is not only an annoyhave agreed to buy their own ance to residents, but is also garbage can for recyclables, a serious quality of life issue Evans said. that can have negative eco"We're hoping that local nomic consequences for businesses will donate $20 homeowners and businesses for a recycling bin," Evans alike," she said. said. Stavisky hired graffiti reDhillon and Sackel are moval business City Solve, trying to put together a using $25,000 obtained fundraiser. through a grant to fund the "I've been talking to the company's work. Communit y Board 7 mem- principal for a year or two, City Solve President b e r A r l e n e F l e i s h m a n but it took these girls," Evans Bruce Pienkny said his com- h e l p e d S t a t e S e n . To b y said. pany will spray over tags and Stavisky cover up graffiti on Reach Reporter Jessica do quarterly assessments to Union Street. Ablamsky at cover any new graffiti that jablamsky@queenstribune.com, may appear. or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124. "In order to dissuade taggers, you must —Jessica Ablamsky clean the affected areas and keep them clean," he said. Constituents interested in reporting graf- Rockaway Blvd. Gets fiti are encouraged to call the Senator's office Traffic Plan at (718) 445-0004. A four-mile stretch of Rockaway BouleReach Reporter Joseph Orovic at vard between Atlantic Avenue in Ozone Park jorovic@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357and Sutphin Boulevard in Baisley Park will 7400, Ext. 127. undergo a facelift in late summer that the — Joseph Orovic Department of Transportation said would improve safety along the dangerous stretch of road. Duo Aims To Expand DOT Project Manager Matthew Rose, who School Recycling presented the plan to Community Board 9 on While some experts fear that members of May 11, said the project is being undertaken a generation raised on the Internet and text because the street is one of the most dangermessaging are more worried about them- ous in the borough. selves than the world around them, two stu"Rockaway Boulevard is more dangerous dents at Irwin Altman Middle School are than 90 percent of the streets in Queens," spearheading a campaign to protect the Rose said, noting that children are the most planet. vulnerable because at least six schools are In the cafeteria of Irwin Altman, IS 172 in within a block of Rockaway Boulevard. Floral Park, students dispose of food, food Once completed, Rockaway Boulevard trays, milk and milk cartons in separately, but will have two configurations: 60 feet wide recycling bins are not available in many from Atlantic Avenue to 104th Street, and classrooms. 70 feet wide along the busier stretch beAlthough cafeteria staff bags recyclables, tween 104th Street and Sutphin Boulesuch as milk cartons, separate from other vard. The latter stretch is notorious for garbage, it is never recycled, said Sarah speeding. Evans, a science teacher at the school. CusBetween Atlantic Avenue and 103rd Avtodial staff combines recyclables with other enue, the DOT will add left turn bays, will waste, she said. reduce the number of lanes to one and will Principal Jeffrey Slivko denies the charge. widen the parking lane. Between 97th Street, "We do recycle," Slivko said. "That is a two blocks east of Cross Bay Boulevard, and pretty successful program in the cafeteria." Linden Boulevard, which Rose described as Schools are required by city law to recycle the busiest portion of the road, the DOT will throughout the entire building. have two eastbound lanes and one westSometimes there is contamination due to bound lane with left-turn bays. In some sections of the strip between people throwing things out in the wrong bin, 104th Street in Ozone Park and Linden he said. Whatever is happening at the school, Boulevard in South Ozone Park, pedestrian eighth graders Anna Sackel and Risham refuges will be added in the middle of the Dhillon want a stronger recycling program. road, replacing the wide street lines that After watching "An Inconvenient Truth," currently exist. Between Linden Boulevard a documentary about global warming, in and Sutphin Boulevard, the DOT will elimiEvans' class on Earth Day, the two agreed nate one eastbound lane and widen the parking lane. Signal cycles will be reduced that they should do something to help. "Mrs. Evans told us that [the school] doesn't through the whole length of the route. Rose said there are successes with similar recycle," Sackel said. "We were really annoyed, I guess you could say, and we wanted projects in the Bronx and Brooklyn, including a 100 percent decrease in pedestrian injuries to do something about it." Growing frustrated with a slow moving along a renovated stretch of Allerton Avenue petition drive, Sackel and Dhillon had a in the Bronx. He warned that a decrease of that size is unlikely along Rockaway Boulevard meeting with the principal. "He said that we had to find ways to do it however, but said the reduction should be ourselves and he would support us," Sackel "substantial nonetheless" The work should take place at the end of said. August, and the DOT says it should only take One of the main obstacles is money. Although it is possible to convert garbage a week to complete. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at cans to recycling bins using free stickers from the Dept. of Sanitation, the school drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125. needs more garbage cans, Evans said. –Domenick Rafter "At a time of reduced budget, we have to Tribune photo by Joseph Orovic

Kew Gardens residents got some welcome news last week when U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens) announced the United States Postal Service would not close the neighborhood's post office after years of concern that the branch would shut its doors. Weiner announced the United States Post Office and the landlord of the building, located at 83-30 Austin St., just south of Lefferts Boulevard, have reached a deal to keep the post office in its location past July 2011, when the lease was up. Residents had been concerned that the landlord, Tulip Management LLC, would not renew the lease, forcing closure or relocation of the post office. "This is a huge victory for Kew Gardens," Weiner said. "No community should be forced to live without such a vital service, and I'm pleased that everyone involved in this process understood that." Residents and local civic leaders were concerned that closing the post office would severely hamper service for local residents, many of whom are elderly. Local officials were concerned residents would have to travel to one of the post offices in Briarwood, Forest Hills or South Richmond Hill. The post office sits a few hundred feet from the Q10 bus line and the Kew Gardens LIRR station. The site is surrounded by densely populated apartment buildings. "Halleluiah!" exclaimed Community Board 9 District Manager Mary Ann Carey, "Kew Gardens desperately needs that post office. I'm so glad they were able to work it out so the residents of Kew Gardens don't lose that vital service." "We'll feel better once we know that [the lease] is signed," said Murray Berger, executive chairman of the Kew Gardens Civic Association. He said that while he was "relieved" to hear that the post office would not close, he would feel much better if "the government owned [the building]," rather than leasing it from a private landlord because that puts the post office at risk of being forced out again when the next lease is up. Darleen Reid, spokeswoman for the USPS, said negotiations on a new lease are ongoing, but she expects a final deal in a matter of weeks. "We're working toward a deal on a new lease," she said. "We are looking forward to continuing to provide postal service to the community from our Austin Street location." The issue was over the lease and not a budget issue, according to Reid. Last year, USPS announced it had been considering closing post office branches in Whitestone and East Elmhurst and consolidating them with other branches to save money. She said that if the post office had to leave the Austin Street site, USPS would find an alternate

location in the 11415 area code "as close to the current site as possible." "We wouldn't leave a neighborhood without a post office," she said. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125. —Domenick Rafter

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Queens CLOSEUP Burial Ground Service The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground Conservancy will hold its annual prayer service at this 19th century African and native American cemetery on Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. The site is located opposite Flushing Cemetery on 46th Avenue between 164th and 165th Streets. Up to 1,000 people are buried at the site, which was turned into a playground in the 1930s by the city. It was restored and rededicated as a resting place in 2006. All are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

New Y WCA Classes YWCA of Queens is proud to offer brand new classes for children (ages 6 to 11) and adults who would like to learn their Chinese skills from the basics. Participants will be taught Mandarin speaking, reading and writing fundamentals. The classes run from May 17 to June 18. Classes for adults are on Fridays, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Classes for children are on Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. The classes cost $50 for YWCA member and $80 for non-members. The first class is free. For more information or to sign up, call (718) 353-4553. The “Women to Work” Job Training Program is back to help immigrant women with a limited English background gain essential administrative, language and computer skills to help them succeed in today’s competitive job market. Participants will be educated in office ethics, legal and workplace issues, business practices and more so that they become empowered individuals who know their rights. The classes run from May 17 to June 18, Monday through Friday. Participants have a choice of morning classes, which run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or afternoon classes, which run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact (718) 353-4553 or mykim@ywcaqueens.org.

12-Step Program Nar-Anon Never Alone is a 12-Step support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use and/or abuse of drugs. There are no dues or fees. Meetings are held at the VFW Hall in Whitestone, 19-12 149 St., every Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. For further information, please contact Norma at (718) 217-0364.

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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.

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.

CWNY Fund-Raiser Several of New York’s most powerful government and business leaders will assemble at Douglaston Manor on Saturday, May 22 at 12 noon to celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of the Center for the Women of New York. The event will start with a networking session at noon, followed by lunch and an awards ceremony honoring the women and men who have made significant contributions to women’s issues and to the community. CWNY’s Women in Leadership award will be presented to the Hon. Julissa Ferreras, Member, NYC Council; Mandy Gor, Manager, TD Bank-Kew Gardens Branch; Suzanne Hardie, Assistant Director of Human Resources, NY Hospital of Queens; The Hon. Shirley L. Huntley, New York State Senator; June Jee, Director of Government & External Affairs, Verizon Corporation; and Rosemary Kelly, Director of Government Relations, North Shore LIJ Health System. John Liu, NYC Comptroller; Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney; Mark Weidler, Queens Chronicle publisher; and Rocco Vertuccio, NY1 Queens News anchor will each receive the Center’s “Good Guy” award for their contributions to the Queens community. Proceeds from the luncheon and the CWNY 23rd Anniversary Journal will go toward helping The Center for the Women of New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, to continue its job training program, women’s support services, and advocacy for women’s issues. CWNY currently operates from Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, but the Center also hopes to raise funds for the restoration of its historic, landmarked building in Fort Totten, where its programs will be expanded to encompass a walk-in, one-stop Women’s Resource, Conference, and Training Center. Admission is $75. Call (718) 793-0672 for info or to order tickets. The event will be held Saturday, May 22, noon, at Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.

Snows Bazaar Our Lady of the Snows Roman Catholic Church, located on 258th Street, between Union Turnpike and 80th Avenue, in Floral Park, will hold its Annual Bazaar from Wednesday, May 26, to Sunday, May 30. The Bazaar will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight each night. There will be rides and games for everyone. Food and beverages will also be available at reasonable prices. All net proceeds will be used to benefit Our Lady of the Snows R.C. School. For further information, you may call the Parish Office at (718) 347-6070, or you may visit the Parish website at olsnows.org.

Gentle Yoga Series A new gentle yoga series begins on May 27 at the Fresh Meadows Wellness Center on 184-17 Union Tpke. in Fresh Meadows at the corner of 185th Street and Union Turnpike on the westbound side. The class is limited to six students. Dates for the series are May 27; June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 8 and 15. The series fee is $155. For more information, call Joan Stenzler at (646) 250-5379.

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 Parkway. The group will celebrate the accomplishments of DA Richard Brown.

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 funevents@templetikvah.org.

Open Mic On Sunday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., The Church in the Gardens on 50 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills will host and open mic with an emphasis on God, Nature and the Environment. The Green Team invites you to come and join in a coffee house-like “Open Mic” time. Be prepared to perform music, poetry, or prose that speaks about God, our world and environment. Snacks and other refreshments will be served. We ask a $10 contribution. This is a chance for singers, instrumentalists, and poets to perform for a friendly audience. There is a wonderful piano. Just bring your talent, music, instrument or poetry. You can just come and listen and have drinks and snacks. Bring a guest! For more information, email Bill Gati at wgati@verizon.net, go to www.facebook.com/WilliamGati or www.meetup.com/musicians-jam.

Book Signing Bayside Historical Society (BHS) on May 20 will offer a presentation and book signing with Jason Antos, author of “Queens: Then and Now.” To be held at the Officers’ Club in Fort Totten Park at 7 p.m., the program will include a Power Point presentation by Antos, whose book, “Queens: Then and Now,” was released in 2009 as part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The book offers a rare look at the borough, detailing the many changes Queens has seen throughout history, and offers some never-before-seen photos. There is a suggested donation of $5. Call (718) 352-1548 to reserve. Limited parking is available on site; additional parking can be

found in Little Bay Park, just outside the Fort Totten gate. Advance reservations are necessary: (718) 352-1548. For more information, visit baysidehistorical.org.

Queens’ Pre-Histor y Bayside Historical Society on Sunday, May 23 will offer a hands-on, family-friendly workshop that explores archaeological methodology and teaches about the prehistory of coastal New York, allowing participants to connect with history the way an archaeologist does. To be held in the Officers’ Club in Fort Totten Park at 2 p.m. and led by archaeologist Gabriela Rodriguez, the workshop will feature activities such as simulated excavation, identifying and washing finds, scavenger hunt, handling artifacts, presentation by instructors, archaeology games and puzzles, tours of BHS’s “Native Bayside” exhibit and more. The cost is $5 per child. For more information, or to reserve, call (718) 352-1548. Limited parking is available on-site. Additional parking is available in Little Bay Park (just outside the Fort Totten gate).

Walk for Celiac Disease The fourth annual L. Lodico Walk for Celiac Disease is on Sunday, June 13 at 10 a.m., outside the gates of Fort Totten in Bayside. It is sponsored by the Long Island Celiac Sprue Support Group No. 23. Their goal is to raise $25,000 for research for the 1 in 100 Americans who are affected.

VIN Etching On Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bay Terrace Shopping on 26th Avenue at 212th Street Center, in the upper level next to Tony Roma’s on, police officers from the 109th Precinct will provide free VIN etching for your automobiles. With VIN etching, the Vehicle Identification Number is etched onto each window. This is a deterrent against auto theft because the etched VIN number cannot be removed or altered without damaging the window. VIN etching does not damage the window or vehicle, but “chop shops” and criminal auto resale rings do not want to deal with etched windows. They either make the car unable to be sold or limit the sections of the car that can be removed for reuse. VIN etching will also be available for laptops and cell phones. Please take advantage of this free program, as it is a proven crime deterrent and will help you protect your auto and personal electronic equipment. You may also be eligible for an insurance discount.

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Notice of formation of 41 DRIVE HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/ 31/2010 Office location, County of Queens. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o Ann Irimia Casella, 74 Stallion Trail, Brewster, NY 10509 Purpose: Real Estate Management

been applied for by the Eire Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Just Arthur’s Restaurant to sell beer, liquor, and/or wine, at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 22-08 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103, Queens County for on premises consumption. Eire Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Just Arthur’s Restaurant ____________________________________________________________

ined 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) Tara (Last) Ramdath My present name is (First) Chitraleekha (Middle) Tara (Last) Kugler aka Chitraleekha Tara RamdathKuglar aka Chitraleekha Tr Kugler aka Chitraleekha Tara aka Chitraleekha Tara Ramdath aka Tara My present address is 22-58 92 nd Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 My place of birth is Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies My date of birth is June 14, 1947

____________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1241247 for beer, liquor and/or wine, has

Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/ 14/10, bearing Index Number NC-000330-10/QU, a copy of which may be exam-

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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.

For more information, contact (718) 4416210 or flushingcameraclub.org


Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE QCC 7th Biennial Luncheon: PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE...PEOPLE..PEOPLE...

Anirude A. Sukhdeo Air Force Airman Anirude A. Sukhdeo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the brother of Deviemattie Sukhdeo of Woodhaven. Sukhdeo is a 2008 graduate of August Martin High School in Jamaica. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski cut the ribbon on $200,000 in renovations to Locust Grove Civic Triangle with Council Member Eric Ulrich, CB10 District Manager Karyn Petersen and members of the Locust Grove Civic Association. The funding was allocated by the City Council.

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Allstate Insurance Company is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Ozone Park, located at 102-05 101st Ave, which is independently owned and operated by agent Sarah Sibadan. The agency sells auto, property and life insurance, an array of financial services including mutual funds and annuities, as well as protection for boats, recreational vehicles and businesses. Agency staff members offer guidance and counseling about those products, helping customers choose the insur-

Brigadier General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Sergeant Katie Jones from Astoria has reenlisted to continue service with the 4th Finance Detachment; Master Sergeant Neil Jordan from Hollis has reenlisted to continue service with the Company G, (Forward Support Company - Field Artillery) 427th Brigade Support Battalion; Specialist Geong Kim from Flushing has reenlisted to continue service with the Detachment 2 Headquarters Company, 42nd Infantry Special Troops Battalion; Corporal Deo Singh from Richmond Hill has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery; Sergeant Wellington Jimenez from Woodhaven has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery; and Sergeant Davina Mcdonald from Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the Recruiting And Retention Command. New York State Senator Frank Padavan was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program. APEC is a vast 65 acre, diverse ecosystem consisting of woodlands, meadows and fresh and saltwater marshes. Padavan served as a driving force behind the establishment of APEC and continues to be an integral part in the growth and progress of the centers’ operation and efforts in the community. The New York Lottery today announced the names of area Lottery players who claimed

Pictured l. to r.: Doris Peterson- Vice president of the Locust Civic Association; Helen Ogrinz- Park Designer; Mr. M. Shah- CMC Construction,Contractor; Donna Gilmartin- President of the Locust Civic Association; Eric Ulrich- Council Member; Dorothy Lewandowski- Queens Parks Commissioner; Karyn Peterson- District manager, CB 10; Peter Delucia- Aide to Senator Addabbo; David Bentham- Parks Manager.

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ance coverage that best meets their needs. Sibadan can be reached at (718) 880-1646.

The Queens Civic Congress (QCC), an umbrella group of approximately 100 civic associations just held its 7 th Biennial Luncheon in Antuns Caterers. Eastern Queens civic leader and QCC Exec. Vice President Richard Hellenbrecht received the Queens Civic Award for Outstanding Community Service. City Comptroller John Liu, former president of the North Flushing Civic Association and a member of the QCC, was given the Queens Civic Congress City Leadership Award and delivered the Keynote Speech. Shown are (l. to r.): public officials Borough President Helen Marshall, Queens D.A. Richard Brown, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, QCC President Patricia Dolan and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. a winning ticket from one of the Lottery’s live drawings between May 2, 2010 and May 8, 2010. The following winners each received a cash prize valued at $10,000 or more. Michael Nandoo of South Ozone Park who won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing of April 30. Nandoo’s winning ticket was purchased at the Pay-O-Matic Corp at 364 Graham Ave in Brooklyn. Mathews Abraham of Glen Oaks who won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing of April 20th. Abraham’s winning ticket was purchased at the Honish Deli Grocery at 18246 Hillside Ave in Jamaica.

science and math clubs. Liu emphasizes the importance of keeping up school GPA. Maintaining her high average, she interned over the summer for a politician during 2009. She scored a 2100 on her SAT I, and scored perfectly on all of her SAT II subject tests. “It’s not only about the scores though-” Liu explains. “I guess it’s about how hard you work and always keeping in mind that there’s more to life than just college admissions.” Liu, an only child, will learn to choose a path that she will be happy with and will enter another chapter in her life at the Vagelos Scholars Science Program at U Penn.

Even in trying economic times, Newsday’s commitment to The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) continues to shine as they presented a check to the House on April 2 for $28,200. As a result of an ongoing program for over 15 years with the Long Island McDonald’s Owner/Operators, Newsday’s Publisher Terry Jimenez presented the check to Joanne Reda, the Executive Director of RMH-LI. The check represents fifty percent of the sales from Newsday papers sold in Long Island McDonald’s restaurants for 2009. “On behalf of our resident families, staff and volunteers at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, I would like to thank Newsday for their continued partnership,” said RMH-LI Executive Director Joanne Reda. “We are gratified to know that the tremendous, ongoing support from Terry Jimenez, the Newsday staff and LI McDonald’s Owner/ Operators will continue to provide families with the comforting environment they depend on at a very difficult time.”

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, a law firm headquartered in Stamford, with extensive experience providing corporate, transactional, securities, bankruptcy, investment management and litigation counsel, announced that Tanyee Cheung has been elected a partner of the firm. Cheung’s practice focuses on commercial finance, including asset based and cash flow lending, secured and unsecured loans, distressed and workout transactions (including DIP and POR financings), and second lien and mezzanine financings. Cheung represents borrowers, agents, senior lenders and junior lenders in commercial financings. “Tan has tremendous experience and expertise in leveraged finance and restructurings,” said Michael Herling, administrative partner of the firm. “She is a key member of our finance practice and works closely with our private equity clients on leveraged transactions as well.” “I am thrilled and honored to be elected a partner,” said Ms. Cheung. “Finn Dixon & Herling is a wonderful fit and I am lucky to be a part of such a strong commercial finance team. I am excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to expanding the practice as we continue to grow our team.” Cheung is a 1993 graduate of New York University School of Law, a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of Baruch College and a former law clerk to Judge Lowe in the Southern District of New York. She resides in Bayside with her husband Martin and their two sons.

Jennifer Liu, a senior at Bayside HS was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania, one of the prestigious Ivy League schools. The 2010 acceptance rate for University of Pennsylvania was 13.8 percent. More than 20,000 seniors around the world applied, and about 4,000 students were accepted. Liu born in Tian Jin, China immigrated to the United States at age ten. Her parents brought her here to seek a better future. “America is truly a great country; if you show your passion, anything is possible”, Liu says. Liu first came to Toronto, Canada and went to school there from grade 7-10. In her freshman year at Marc Garneu H.S, Liu won 1st place in an essay contest. She joined many

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Center Dir. Pines For Totten Return

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By JESSICA ABLAMSKY It is a race against time for the Center for the Women of New York, a nonprofit dedicated to equality for women. Staff must raise as much as $5 million to renovate a building in Fort Totten before a seven-year deadline runs out. Established in 1987, the Center is a onestop resource for women. Staff offers job training, legal referrals, a support group and other services. Currently operating out of Borough Hall, the Center has a license for the Ft. Totten building, which they will lose if construction is not complete within seven-years. The clock starts ticking after the Center completes renovation on one room, which they do not yet have funding for. For five years, the Center used a building in Fort Totten on a temporary basis. After the FDNY needed it back, the organization sued the City. As a result of that lawsuit, a judge awarded them another building, said Councilman Dan Halloran, (R-Whitestone). "The director chose, for whatever reason, the biggest building in Fort Totten," he said. "They chose a building that needed massive amounts in renovations costs because it is the biggest they could get." Center staff have already raised $1.75 million from city and state officials, said Ann Jawin, founder and board chair. New York City would reimburse the Center for $1.1 million, but they do not have access to that much money, she said. Although Jawin said that Center staff is waiting for the state to release $650,000 for the project, Susan Barnett, a spokeswoman for the

The Center for the Women of New York is hoping to use the former Bachelor Officers’ Quarters at Ft. Totten, adjacent to the Of ficers’ Club, which currently houses the Bayside Historical Societ y. Dormitory Authority for the State of New York, said that a $375,000 grant has been under review since it was awarded in 2009. State aid would pay for soft costs such as architectural and consultant fees, she said. It would also reimburse Jawin for money she personally loaned the organization. Although Jawin was hesitant to discuss how much she laid out, she said the numbers were in the books. "You can't be asking me all these little details," Jawin said. "It's not important for what you're writing."

In 2008, Jawin made a $15,000 loan to the Center, according to tax documents. In the same year, another private donor made an $11,586 loan. The purpose of both loans was listed as financing for the Fort Totten project, improvement of a future office space. "Funding for the Fort Totten Location is a problem, is difficult, during this time of budgetary cutbacks, reductions and proposed cuts," said Dan Andrews, a spokesman for Queens Borough Hall President Helen Marshall.

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Center staff do good work, but the city cannot afford to keep firehouses open, Halloran said. "This is one of those places that public money shouldn't be funding it, private charities should," he said. Borough Hall is a better location for the organization than Ft. Totten, Andrews said. "This location is actually better for participants, easier to get to, than Ft. Totten," Andrews said. "We have access to mass transit on the corner, by bus and subway, which Fort Totten does not. Not by subway." Busses in Queens feed into the Jamaica hub, which is located near Borough Hall. When the Center moves to Fort Totten, a visit would require two to three busses for some Queens residents. "Anybody who can get to Flushing can get to Fort Totten, because there is a bus that goes directly from Flushing to Fort Totten," Jawin said. The Center has always had an office at Queens Borough Hall, and will maintain one, she added. Although Jawin said that staff will offer some services in both locations, when asked she did not indicate which ones. "As you know, it's very beautiful [in Fort Totten], and we've had beautiful programs for children as well as for adults," Jawin said. The Center will hold a $75-per-plate lunch at Douglaston Manor on Saturday, May 22 at noon to celebrate its 23rd anniversary. Call (718) 793-0672 for more information or to order tickets Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at jablamsky@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.

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NS-LIJ Moves Billing Services To Web In a move toward greater pricing transparency, the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced the launch of a new online service to help consumers find out the cost of medical services in advance, learn whether they are eligible for financial assistance and how to get help with paying their hospital bills. This user-friendly Web site, acces-

sible from North Shore-LIJ's home page, is designed to help patients thoroughly understand their hospital bills and estimate the out-of-pocket cost of common inpatient and outpatient medical services provided at North Shore-LIJ facilities. The new site also helps consumers determine their eligibility for financial assistance, establish affordable interest-free pay-

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Construction on the Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset recently reached the half-way mark, as supporters gathered for a “topping-off” ceremony outside the hospital, which will become home next year to 73 private rooms that can accommodate women and their families. Pictured from l.: North Shore-LIJ trustees Roger Blumencranz and Michael Katz; associate trustee Dayle Katz; trustee David Katz; Iris and Saul Katz, in whose honor the women’s hospital is named; associate trustee Jeanine Bondi; hospital executive director Susan Somerville, RN; and North Shore-LIJ Health System President and CEO Michael Dowling. Construction is also progressing on the Katz Women’s Hospital at LIJ Medical Center, which is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

ment plans and arrange for convenient online payments. "Just like every company that sells a product or service to consumers, hospitals should be able to tell consumers in advance what the cost of their medical services is going to be and the options available to pay for them," said Michael Dowling, president and chief executive

officer of North Shore-LIJ. Making pricing information available to consumers is part of a continuing move toward greater public transparency by North Shore-LIJ, which was recently recognized by the National Quality Forum for its "ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, transparent, patient-centered healthcare."

Young Director Leads Parker’s Renal Center Queens Long Island Renal Institute, a director who is also a founder of North new dialysis unit on the border of Queens Shore Nephrology in Manhasset. Prince and Long Island, recently opened its is one of the youngest dialysis center medical directors in the nadoors to its first patient. tion. He is a board-certified QLIRI is located at the nephrologist specializing in lobby level of Parker Jewish chronic kidney disease and Institute, the internationally hypertension. known center for healthcare At QLIRI, Prince is in and rehabilitation, serving charge of administering dialyolder adults across Long Issis treatment and leading the land and Queens since its inteam of kidney specialists, diception in 1907. alysis nurses, a renal social The new unit was created worker and renal dietician. to improve the quality of life for "Dialysis is a time-condialysis patients by providing suming, extremely stressful 15 private treatment stations, and rigorous procedure," said access to TVs and DVDs, inPrince. "Our job is to ease the stant internet access and mediDr. Simon E. Prince process and provide treatcal transportation for each pament in a bright, comfortable tient. "As chronic kidney disease continues and ultra-modern setting which doesn't to grow rapidly among elderly patients, even resemble a hospital." To learn more about the unit, call we see the newest dialysis unit as one of Parker's greatest needs," said Dr. Simon (718) 289-2600 or go to qliri.org or E. Prince, a newly-appointed medical parkerinstitute.org.


Prepping Kids For A Career Lift Off By DOMENICK RAFTER Students in Queens will soon have the tools they need to star t in a career in the skies – and beyond. The Federal Aviation Administration is sponsoring a series of four educational programs aimed at the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each is designed for students of different age groups and are free and webbased, said Joan Brown, FA A Aviation and Space Education Program Manager. FAA is teaming up with NASA for one course for students in grades five through nine, “Smar t Skies,” which is divided into two programs; Fly By Math and Line Up With Math. Fly By Math allows students to use math and science problems used in air traffic control ling to help students gain bet ter knowledge of mathematical methods. In Line Up With Math, students use an online air traffic control simulator to act as air traffic controllers, and use decision-making and propor tional reasoning. Students w ill try to safely line up plane s in the simulation. Both programs can be found online at smar tskies.nasa.gov and come with, student workbooks, teacher guides and videos so teachers can bring the programs right into their classrooms. The second of the four programs, the Real World Design Challenge, was created for students in grades nine through 12. This annual program allows students to utilize their skills in real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help solve real world problems facing different industries. The FA A teams up w ith the US Dept. of Energy, Parametric Technology Corpora-

tion, Cessna Corporations and others to give students $900,000 wor th of software to use in their project. The challenge begins in September and each state will select their top team, who will then compete in the National Challenge in Washington D.C. next winter. Brown said New York has not yet joined the program, but the FAA is working on bringing the state in. “The final approval to join the program would have to come from [Gov. David Paterson],” she said. For more information, visit realworlddesignchallenge.org. Another program, called Build-A-Plane, is geared toward high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace careers. The Build-A-Plane program allows students to actually build a small plane using par t s from aircraft s unable to fly and incomplete kit planes that are donated. The project allows students to learn science, technology, mathematics and engineering through aircraft construction and restoration. Students work in a classroom-type environment in an area where the planes, usually one or two seat private aircrafts, can be built and stored. “The planes the students get the work on are no longer able to fly,” Brown said, “But they are able to learn a lot about engineering and flight from working on them.” For more information on Build-A-Plane, visit buildaplane.org. The four th program, called Aviat ion Career Education Academies (ACE), are programs for middle school and high school students that last between one day and one week and give students a look at the aviat ion industr y, educate students on the his-

tor y of flight, meet pilot s a nd FA A officials and visit different facilities. The FAA just completed an academy in Queens this spring where they teamed up with Good Will Industries and the Police Athletic League. The agency will team up with NASA for another academy this summer in Washington D.C. Brown said the FA A is planning on coming back to New York

soon for an academy at the Dowling College School of Aviation in Suffolk County, which would be open to anyone in the New York area, though the plans have not yet been finalized. To learn more go to faa.gov/educat ion. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.

For The Veterans:

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined veterans and former USS Intrepid crewmembers to announce that more than 50 museums, historic sites and cultural institutions across the cit y will provide free admission throughout the Memorial Day weekend for all U.S. Armed Forces ac tive dut y members and veterans. Participating Queens museums include Alley Pond Environmental Center, American Museum of the Moving Image, Bowne House Historical Society, Isamu Noguchi Museum and Sculpture Garden, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center and the Queens Museum of Art. Pic tured l. to r.: Paul Rieckhof f, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Senator Gillibrand, Former USS Intrepid crewmembers, and members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Elmont, shot once to the chest. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Police say Morrow was leaving a party at 147-25 176th St. in Springfield Gardens and was shot by the suspects who had been previously removed from the party. The first suspect, said to be the shooter, is described as a black man, 20-22 years old, 5-foot-8, stocky build, dark complexion and wearing a blue and yellow striped long sleeve shirt. The second suspect is described as a black man, 20-22 years old, 6-foot-1, light complexion, thin build with long braided hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Orlando Lawrence

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100th Precinct MISSING MAN: The NYPD is asking for the Public’s assistance in locating the following male reported missing in Rockaway. Orlando Lawrence, 21, of 63-18 Beach Channel Dr. in Arverne was last seen leaving that location on Sunday, May 16 at approximately 11 a.m. He is described as a black man, 5-foot-8, 120 lbs, with skin pigmentation on his hands, wearing a white windbreaker, blue jeans, and diamond stud earrings. He is said to be in poor mental and physical condition. Anyone with information with regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential. Caption: Police are searching for this Rockaway man missing since May 16. 101st Precinct ROCKAWAY SHOOTING: On Thursday, May 6, at approximately 8:56 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 13-20 McBride St., in Far Rockaway. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered the victim, a 29-year old black man, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. EMS also responded to the location and declared the victim dead at the scene. There were no arrests and the investigation was ongoing. Identity of the victim is pending proper family notification. 105th Precinct TWO SHOOTERS SOUGHT: The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for a homicide in Springfield Gardens. On Saturday, May 15, at approximately 1:18 a.m., in the vicinity 147th Avenue and 176th Street, in Springfield Gardens, police responded to a report of shots fired at that location. Upon arrival they found Kendrick Ali Morrow, 18, of 738 Dauntles Pkwy,

114th Precinct SAMARITAN KILLED: On Friday, May 14, at approximately 10:38 p.m., inside of the 36th Avenue “N” train station, located at the corner of 36th Avenue and 31st Street in Long Island City, police responded to a report of two persons hit by a north bound “N” train. Upon arrival, they were informed by witnesses at the scene and the motorman of the train that a white woman dropped her jacket onto the tracks. She was observed jumping onto the tracks to retrieve it when Jose Gomez, 29, of 33 Schaefer St., Brooklyn jumped onto the tracks to assist her. Both the woman and Gomez were hit by the train and were transported to Elmhurst General Hospital by EMS. Gomez was pronounced dead upon arrival. The woman was listed in critical but stable condition. The investigation was ongoing. From the Attor ney General: FAILURE TO PAY: A Queens contractor has been arrested and charged with failing to pay more than $2 million in wages to employees who worked on schools throughout New York City. Kostas “Gus” Andrikopoulos, of Hara Electric Corporation, is said to have falsified weekly payroll reports, required by all government contractors who enter a contract with New York State. He is accused of submitting payrolls for workers who never worked for Hara, while paying employees who actually did work for the corporation far less than what was reported. Andrikopoulos is charged with Grand Larceny in the First Degree (a class B felony), which carries a possible sentence of up to 25 years in prison. He is also charged with a Labor Law felony for underpaying workers contracted by the State or local government, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. In addition, he is charged with 385 counts of Falsifying Business Documents in the First Degree (a class E felony), 385 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing (a class E felony), and 12 counts of Failure to Pay Wages (a class A misdemeanor).


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zation 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, 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

LEGAL NOTICE 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 pursuant 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

LEGAL NOTICE 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

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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 LIABILITY 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. _____________________________________________________________________

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 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. _____________________________________________________________________

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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY 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 173rd Street, Flushing, New York 11365. Purpose: For any lawful purpose

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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 (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. _____________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation: B & P Home Improvement Contractors, LLC. Articles of Organi-

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VIRUS SPREADING:

High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate In Borough Population By JOSEPH OROVIC During a â&#x20AC;&#x153;State of the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;? presentation at New York Hospital Queens, Director of Surgical Oncology Dr. Mitchell Chorost subtly revealed a little-known reality within the borough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing an unusually high rate of liver cancer as a result of Hepatitis C,â&#x20AC;? he said, citing ethnic factors as the main driving force behind the spike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize that the problem is out there.â&#x20AC;? Chorostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ ndings, coupled with the 15th Anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month this May, bring a new urgency to raising awareness about this communicable and deadly, yet treatable, disease. Nearly 80 percent of all untreated cases of Hepatitis C are believed to lead to liver cancer, according to the State Dept. of Health. The cancer itself causes 10,000 deaths nationwide each year.

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How Is It Spread? Like some of its sexually transmitted counterparts, the disease is spread through contact with the blood of an infected person. The most common means of spreading the virus is through the sharing of hypodermic needles by drug users. Some research indicates it can also be transmitted by people with numerous sexual partners who engage in rough sex. Tattoos, blood transfusions and piercings have also been known to spread the disease. It cannot spread via casual contact, such as shaking hands.

Cultural Concerns According to Chorost, a growing population of ďŹ rstgeneration Asian and Russian immigrants has driven an increase in the overall rate of Hepatitis C and liver cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These cultures are very close people,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They assimilate with each other and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how they spread these diseases within each other.â&#x20AC;? It is a byproduct of a growing rate in their native countries, the doctor added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no vaccine against Hepatitis C. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a worldwide epidemic, effecting namely Far East countries like China and Korea,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are patients who werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware they had it in China and Russia and they came with it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re carriers.â&#x20AC;?

Cancer By The Numbers On a state-wide level, liver cancer has an occurrence rate of about 7 per 100,000, according to the CDC. Our borough dwarfs those ďŹ gures. By nearly every available measure, Queens has a higher rate. Nearly 14 of every 100,000 Queens men have liver cancer, and 4.5 among females. When broken down, the rate per 100,000 residents doubles among Asian and PaciďŹ c Islanders. From 2003 to 2007, the rate of liver cancer among male Asian and PaciďŹ c Islanders was nearly double the statewide level, at 24.1 per 100,000, according to State Dept. of Health statistics. The numbers are highly prevalent in neighborhoods with a high Asian population. Flushing leads the borough with a rate of 19.1 per 100,000.

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leads to a higher rate of liver cancer. With fairly common symptoms such as nausea, fever and fatigue, it remains easy to overlook the possibility of infection. It has led many cases to go untreated, according to Chorost, and put an additional burden on NYHQ. Simply put: They need more livers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need for liver transplantation far exceeds the amount available,â&#x20AC;? Chorost said. Even with newer methods such as partial liver donations, the hospital is falling short of demand among patients in need of a liver transplant.

Reason For Hope In spite of the ďŹ gures, Chorost said Hepatitis C is very treatable when caught early. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pamela Anderson has Hepatitis C and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing really well,â&#x20AC;? he said. Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at jorovic@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127.

Who Is At Risk? Intravenous recreational drug users, recipients of donated blood before 1992, children born with Hepatitis C-infected mothers and HIV patients are all at a higher risk of contracting the virus. Symptoms Fever, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain and jaundice are all signs of infection. Some cases have known to be asymptomatic. Treatments Not all patients require treatment, but those that do are given interferon and ribavirin. These may have serious side effects in some patients. - From the Centers for Disease Control

Help Available To Fight Hepatitis C Within Queens, there are several sites that provide Hepatitis C assessments, free testing, syringe exchange programs, as well as a support group that meets every week.

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Elmhurst Hospital Center HVC Clinic 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, Open Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (718) 334-4000

Neighborhood and Family Clinic Hepatitis C Support Group 37-11 33rd St., Long Island City Meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Jerome Hooker at (718) 4331629. Open to any one with Hep C diagnosis. Lunch is provided.

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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 appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] _____________________________________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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, THO-

MAS 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 THOMAS 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. _____________________________________________________________________

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 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.: 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.

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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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 Corporation 76-11 88 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 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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.


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Big Apple Returns To Delight Queens By BARBARA ARNSTEIN “I stood on a flexible flagpole that was 74 feet high. No cable, no nothing. I climbed up without a ladder, no crane to put me there. I did a handstand, I did a backflip. Basically, I was a human flag. Then I slid down, upside-down and head first.” The speaker is Bello Nock, star of the new Big Apple Circus show, “Bello is Back!” He’s an incredible daredevil, yet also an award-winning clown. He speaks five languages and is most eloquent communicating with silence. “What I really love,” he said, “is to tell a joke without words and hear three or four generations of a family laugh together.” In the Big Apple show that will be at Cunningham Park in Queens from May 22

to June 6, another of the performers, Picaso Jr., amazes a nd delights t he audience by mesmerizingly flinging plates like Frisbees and propelling ping-pong balls with paddles – and his mouth! Like Bello, he won an award at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo. He remembers the night well. “That was one of those great nights, in front of 4,000 people,” said Picaso, Jr. “The show had been going on for hours and the audience was pret t y tired. Twent y seconds after I went on, that room was mine.” Queens holds special memories for both Picaso Jr. and Nock: One of Picaso’s children star ted taking his first steps there, and Nock’s brother John was born in Flushing during the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Nock has so many interests (he plays a

dozen instruments) that his favorite color is probably plaid. “I take what I do ver y seriously,” he said. “I love to make people laugh and I love to inspire people. I believe it all goes together. L aughter is like music, it breaks boundarie s.” Other acts include the identical Long twins, whose contortionist feats mirror each other’s movements; the acrobatic Curatola Brothers; the trapeze ar tists known as the Aniskin Troupe; dancing dogs; per forming horses; and much more. As Nock remarked, the greatest balancing act of the Big Apple circus is that “it’s intimate, and it’s thrilling. It gives people what they expect and yet it is always new.” Nock has hung on a trapeze under a he-

licopter over the Statue of Liberty, walked a high wire over Lincoln Center and somersaults inside a giant whirling steel wheel, but he stresse s, “I’m not reckless in everyday life.” When he stood on the 74-foot flagpole, it was to promote the Big Apple Circus. “I just turned 40,” Picaso Jr. said, “and I’m in the best shape of my life. I was told, ‘You’re even quicker than you used to be.’” Check out just how quick he is as the Big Apple Circus rolls into town beginning this weekend. Cunningham Park is located at 196-22 Union Turnpike in Queens. Tickets can be ordered at bigapplecircus.org or by calling (800) 922-3772.

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bun, duck shumai, and shrimp, scallop and edamame dumplings – offer more subtle flavors and, with a sprinkling of vinegar sauce, really stir up an appetite. The main courses are divided into three categories: From the Sky, From the Land and From the Sea. Prices start at $13. The Peking Duck – reserved for three – is an Mulan, the spacious restaurant on the affordable $38. The menu is seasonal and adjusted evsecond-floor of the new Queens Crossing Mall, should be famous not only for what it ery three months. Currently, the Chef Specialties include a delectable Diver does with food but for what it brings to the table in terms of RESTAURANT Sea Scallops dish, served with pineapple. The XO Sea Clam sound. Yes, sound. entrée, which is traditionally Between the classical piano Cantonese, is wok sautéed with concer tos streaming from t he snow peas. Chef How uses sauces speakers and the intricate watersparingly. The Sea Clam dish is falls pouring from the ceiling, this spicy and savory w ithout being restaurant’s ambience is suat all greasy. premely peaceful. Waiters will be happy to recExecutive Chef Peter How was ommend a good wine pairing. born in Malaysia and spent 36 The plum wine with mango puyears traveling through Asia and France collecting recipes. He also trained ree gets rave reviews as does the Mulan with world-renowned chef Jean-George Special martini: grey goose vodka, Chinese bamboo liquor, pink champagne and grapeVongrichten. T h i s c u l i n a r y b a c k g r o u n d c o m e s fruit juice. For desser t, tr y the Palut Hitam – a through in such dishes as the Foie Gras Summer Roll and the Crab Cake with spicy Thai-style black sticky rice coconut drink. The sesame crème brulée is paired with bamboo shoot and mango coulis. The smoked fish small plat ter – a Shang- homemade ice cream. Visit the restaurant for lunch or dinner hai dish – is a must-tr y. T he fish is deboned, marinated and served cold with and you’ll hear the customers speaking both English and Chinese. And as far as the owncucumber and soy vinaigret te. The dim sum plat ter, when presented, ers are concerned, that’s the sound of sucmay look familiar. But its contents – a t iny cess. MULAN 136-17 39th Ave., Flushing (718) 559-0132 CUISINE: Moder n Asian HOURS: Sun-Thu 11:30 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11:30 am-11 pm PARKING: Lot

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bring in tourists and provide jobs for the By DOMENICK RAFTER The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City community, which is ver y important during received a ver y generous gift for its 25t h times of economic hardship and high unembirthday – a $30,000 grant from the federal ployment. Maloney noted that other museums have government to help with the museum’s efforts to conserve and display the artwork of since opened around Noguchi in Long Island City and Astoria, including the Museum sculptor Isamu Noguchi. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) of the Moving Image and Socrates Sculpwas on hand to announce the grant, which ture Park. Walking through the serene openshe helped secure in the federal budget that air rock garden that includes various works of art by Noguchi and the notable Tree of was passed in December 2009. “The Noguchi Museum is deeply grateful Heaven which Noguchi himself fell in love to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for with and saved when designing the museum. helping ensure the long-term stability and Maloney said the museum has a special place care of the museum and its holdings,” said in her hear t. “I feel like a different person after spendNoguchi Museum Director Jenny Dixon. “This is a testament to [Rep. Maloney’s] ing an hour here,” she said. She encouraged Queens residents to take suppor t for the arts,” said David Holbrook, advantage of the museum in their own backNoguchi Museum chairman. Cal li ng t he museum a “ver y special yard and its offerings, included guided tours place,” Maloney noted its impor tance to by ar t is t s, ma ny of whom have lis ted Noguchi as an inspiration and mentor. Queens. The museum occupies an old industrial “There are so many wonderful museums in the city, but this is the first one to come building from the 1920s at 32-37 Vernon to Queens,” she said. “It’s a pleasure to cel- Blvd. in Long Island City. The museum ebrate the Noguchi Museum’s 25th anniver- opened in 1985, three years before Noguchi sary and at the same time announce funding died. The museum is open Wednesday I helped secure in Congre ss to fur ther the through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. museum’s mission.” Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at The $30,000 grant will allow the museum to conduct a survey of its entire holdings drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 357which consist of 378 works in the museum’s 7400, Ext. 125. permanent collection, nearly 2,900 other pieces of ar t and arch ives containing more than 50 linear feet of paper and more than 10,000 photographic images. The funding will also go to support the creation of the first strategic long-term conservation plan at the museum and will help the museum care for and maintain its holdings to ensure survival and stability of Noguchi’s world-renowned work. The announcement capped off a weekend of celebration at the museum that included free admission, discussions of specific works of ar t as well as ar t-making events for teens and hands-on projects for all ages. Maloney called museums “economic drivers” The carved works of Isamu Noguchi are displayed and said that museums throughout the garden.


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STAY WELL Mondays at 10 at the Central library. Tuesdays at 2 at the Flushing library and Wednesdays at 10 at the East Elmhurst library. Special exercises and relaxation techniques. SENIOR GAME DAY Monday, May 24 at the Queens Village library at 1. STARS Wednesday, May 26 come join our galaxy of STARs to perform theatrical works at the Hollis library at 10:30. CLEARVIEW Thursday, May 27 “Nutrition” talk at 10. Friday, May 28 Current Events Discussion at 12:45 and Tie-Dye TShirts from 1-3. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Avenue, Bayside. 224-7888 to register. BASIC COMPUTERS Friday, May 28 at the Baisley Park library. Register. FREE LUNCH Saturdays, May 29, June 26, July 31 at Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens. 847-2649 reservations.

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 St. John’s Prep/Mater Christi HS will hold their 13 th Annual Golf Outing in Hewlett Harbor. 721-7200, ext. 685.

RELIGIOUS MAY CROWNING Friday, May 28 Saint Luke School will celebrate a special outdoor Mass and May Crowning at 10 on the Great Lawn, 16-34 Clintonville Street, Whitestone.

MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GROWTH Starting Thursday, May 26 an 8 week support group will be offered at the Samuel Field Y. 225-6750, ext. 243. VETS SERVICE Sunday, May 30 the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association holds a service at St. Luke’s Church at 7:30 to honor those who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Monday, May 31 Memorial Day program at t h e v e t e r a n s f i e l d , 1 4 9 th Street and 15 th Drive beginning at 11 with a parade starting at noon. KUTSCHERS July 16-19 ARMDI will hold a 4 day weekend. All profits to Israel for medical supplies. 224-7989.

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. RIDGEWOOD DEMS Thursday, June 10 the Ridgewood Democratic Club and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan will hold their annual dinner dance at Riccardo’s. 229-4201. QBG Wednesday, June 16 15 th Annual Rose Ball with the Queens Botanical Gardens. 886-3800.

MEETINGS ST. ALBANS CIVIC Sundays, May 23, June 27 the St. Albans Civic Improvement Association meets at 1:30 at St. Albans Lutheran C h u r c h , 2 0 0 th S t r e e t a n d 1 1 9 th A v e n u e 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. TOASTMASTERS Monday, May 24 learn the art and science of public speaking. 525-6830. VFW POST 4787 Mondays, May 24, June 14, 28 Whitestone VFW Post 4787 meets at 8 at 19-12 149 th Street. 746-0540. BROADWAY BABIES Monday, May 24 the Sisterhood of the Bayside Jewish Center presents standard classics and Broadway favorites at 7:30. Meeting at 7:30, entertainment at 8. NY CARES Tuesday, May 25 New York Cares Volunteer orientation at the Briarwood library at 3. SOUTHEAST CAMERA Tuesdays, May 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 s t Tu e s d ay o f t h e month in the Communit y Room in Panera Bread at Bay Terrace Shopping. WOODHAVEN CULT. Wednesday, May 26 at Emanuel United Church of C h r i s t , 9 1 st A v e n u e a n d Woodhaven Blvd. Project

Woodhaven will be discussed. 845-3385. FH VAC Wednesdays, May 26, June 23, July 28 Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp meets. 793-2055. BEREAVEMENT Thursdays, May 27, June 24, July 29 St. Adalbert’s Bethany General bereavement group in Elmhurst. 4292005. CIVIL AIR PATROL Fridays 6-10 at Vaughn College of Aeronautics, 86-01 23 rd Avenue, East Elmhurst. Academy WOMAN’S GROUP Fridays the Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. Call 461-3193 for information.

EXHIBIT DALI TODAY Through June 12 exploring Salvador Dali’s work in ballet, in an exhibition of rare photographs at the GodwinTe r n b a c h Museum at Queens College. 997-4747. ILLUSION/ALLUSION Through June 30 Sculptures of Susan Sills at Queens College Art Center. 997-3770. ORCHID HOMUNCULUS Through July 5 photo exhibit features the work of David Stein in the Gallery of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Free with admission. CITYSCAPE Through August 1 CIT YSCAPE: Surveying The Urban Biotope at Socrates Sculpture Park. 956-1819. NOGUCHI REINSTALLED Through Oc tober 24, 2010 the Noguchi Museum Wednesdays through Fridays 10-5, weekends 11-6. $10, students and seniors $5. 323 7 Ve r n o n B l vd . , L I C . www.noguchi.org.


YOUTH Hillcrest library at 4. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays at the East Flushing library. Register. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays at the East Elmhurst library at 3. WII SPORTS CHALLENGE Fridays at the Lefrak Cit y library at 4.

TEENS KNITTING GALORE Saturday, May 22 at the South Ozone Park library at 2. CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 4. YOUTH DISCUSSION Monday-Friday at the South Hollis library at 1:30. HOMEWORK HELP Monday-Friday at 3 at the Baisley Park library. TEEN GAMING Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 24, 25, 26, 27 at 3 at the Fresh Meadows library. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Monday, May 24 at the Baisley Park library. Register. BOOK CLIQUE Monday, May 24 at the Queens Village library at 4:30. OPEN MIC Monday, May 24 at the East Elmhurst library at 6. GAME ON! Tu e s d a y, M ay 2 5 a t t h e Glendale library at 3. TEEN LOUNGE Tuesday, May 25 at the LIC library at 4. YU-GI-OH CLUB Tuesday, May 25 at 4:30 at the Flushing library. TEEN TUESDAYS Tu e s d a y, M ay 2 5 t t h e Hillcrest library at 4:30. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. TEEN GAMES Wednesday, May 26 at 4 at the Central library. GREEN TEENS Thursday, May 27 at 4 at the Flushing library. DATABASE WORKSHOP Thursday, May 27 at the Queens Village library. Register. B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH Thursdays for high school s t u d e n t s a t Te m p l e B e t h S h o l o m , 1 7 2 nd S t r e e t a n d Northern Blvd., Flushing at 7:30. CROCHET CLUB Thursday, May 27 at 4 at the Baisley Park library. GAME DAY! Fridays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. STORY SHARERS Friday, May 28 at 4 at the Central library. RETRO MOVIE Friday, May 28 Young Adult Retro Movie at 4 at the Elmhurst library. BOOK BUDDIES K-3 Friday, May 28 teens read to children at 4 at the Fresh Meadows library.

OUTDOOR FLEA Saturdays and Sundays St. Nicholas of Tolentine from 95 at the intersection of Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Jamaica. FLEA MARKET Saturday, May 22 from 9:30-4:00 at Incarnation School Auditorium and Grounds, Francis Lewis Blvd., between 89 th and 90 th Avenues, Queens Village.

TALKS MASPETH Saturday, May 22 “Life of Pi” will be discussed at 10 at the Maspeth library. POMONOK Saturday, May 22 “Shanghai Girls” will be discussed at 11 at the Pomonok library. PHILOSOPHY BOOK Saturday, May 22 “Dasein’s Possibilit y of Being A Whole, and Being Towards Death” will be discussed at 2 at the Forest Hills library. RETIRE SMART Saturday, May 22 at the Bay Terrace library at 3. RABBI IRWIN KULA Monday, May 24 “Journey to the World Parliament of Religions” at the Flushing library t 6. FRESH MEADOWS Thursday, May 27 “Noah’s Compass” will be discussed at 2:30 at the Fresh Meadows library. NORTH FOREST PARK Thursday, May 27 “The Pia n o Te a c h e r ” w i l l b e d i s cussed at 6 at the North Forest Park library.

THEATER UNINVITED Friday and Saturday, May 21, 22 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 Saturday, May 22 at 8 and Sunday, May 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. AUDITIONS Tuesday and Thursday, June 1, 3 at 7:30 auditions for “Mame” at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 th Street, Bayside. 428-6363. AUDITIONS Tu e s d ay a n d We d n e s d a y, June 1, 2 at 7:30 auditions for “Sweet Charit y” by Neil Simon. 516-521-5500. Presented by the FSF Community Theatre Group in Flushing. KILLING KOMPANY The Killing Company performs mystery dinner shows. 1-888-SHOOT-EM for information

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QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs. Contact your local branch for dates. MATH HELP Saturdays at the Flushing library at 10. SCIENCE LAB Saturdays at the Central library at noon. CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. S TORY TIMES Saturdays at 11 and Tuesdays at 10:30 weekly story times at 7 at Barnes & Noble, 1 7 6 - 6 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i ke , Fresh Meadows. HOMEWORK HELP Monday-Friday at the Baisley Park library at 3 and the LIC library at 3. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at 4 at the Douglaston/Little Neck lib ra r y. B r i n g n e e d l e s a n d yarn. WORD PUZZLES Monday-Friday, word puzzles and math games at 2:30 at the Ridgewood library. POEM A DAY Monday-Friday Poem a Day Project at 3 at the Ridgewood library. CRAFT KIDS Monday, May 24 at the Flushing library at 3. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Monday, May 24 t the Baisley Park library at 4. KIDS BOOK TALK Tu e s d a y, M ay 2 5 a t t h e Queens Village library at 4. CRITTER CLOSE-UP Wednesday, May 26 at the LIC library. Register. PLANET PROTECTOR Wednesday, May 26 at the LIC library. Register. SCIENCE OF SIGHT Wednesday, May 26 at the Woodhaven libra ry. Register. CHESS Wednesdays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. T WILIGHT TALES Thursdays, come and snuggle up with some classic children’s stories and songs at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library. Register. PICTURE BOOK Thursday, May 27 at 3 at the Howard Beach library. EARLY READERS Thursday, May 27 at the Forest Hills library at 4. KIDS CLUB Thursday, May 27 at the Hillcrest library at 4:30. GAME TIME Friday, May 28 at the Maspeth library at 3:30. ARTS & CRAFTS Friday, May 28 at the Briarwood library at 4. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT Friday, May 28 at the East Elmhurst library. Register. ARTS & CRAFTS Friday, May 28 at the East Flushing library. Register. KIDS LOUNGE Friday, May 28 at the LIC library at 4:30. GAME DAY Fridays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. GAME PLAYERS Fridays for those 6-14 at the

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Queens Today EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS 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. SCRABBLE CLUB

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HEALTH 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. RECOVERY INC. Monday, May 24 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. FEMALE CANCER Mondays, May 24, June 14, 28 “Look Good, Feel Better” program for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy in Flushing. 1-800-ACS-2345. ALZHEIMERS Tuesdays, May 25, June 8, 22 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 5925757, ext. 237. MS SELF-HELP Tuesdays, May 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. BRAIN INJURY Wednesday, May 26 Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Peninsula Hospital. 734-2432. OA Thursdays at the Howard Beach library at 10:30. HATHA YOGA Thursday, May 27 at 7:15 at the Queensboro Hill library. MEMORY LOSS Fridays Couples with one partner experiencing memory loss meet 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, which is a writing meeting. 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.

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. 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 24, 31 at the Lefferts library at 10:30. BALLROOM DANCING Monday, May 24 at 6:30 at the Forest Hills library. POWERPOINT Monday, May 24 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. ADULT SCRABBLE Tuesday, May 25 at 1 at the Fresh Meadows library. COMPUTER TIPS Tuesday, May 25 Tips and Tr i c k s o f U s i n g t h e C o m puter at 1 at the Maspeth library. BRAILLE WORKSHOP Tuesday, May 25 at 4 at the Bellerose library. 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 2 5 a t t h e Queensboro Hill library. Register 359-8332. 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 Wednesday, May 26 at the Flushing library at 6. INTRO E-MAIL Wednesday, May 26 at the Central library. Register. JOB ASSISTANCE Wednesday, May 26 at 10:30 at the Flushing library. JOB FAIR Wednesday, May 26 at the C e n t r a l Q u e e n s Y, 6 7 - 0 9 1 0 8 th S t r e e t , F o r e s t H i l l s from 11-2:30. 224-0566. SMALL BUSINESS Wednesday, May 26 at the C e n t r a l Q u e e n s Y, 6 7 - 0 9 1 0 8 th S t r e e t , F o r e s t H i l l s from 9-12. 224-0566. 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 at the Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. 917-817-8653 to register. INTRO EXCEL Thursday, May 27 at the Pomonok library. Register. KNITTING/CROCHET Thursday, May 27 in: at the Central library at 3. KNIT/CROCHET Thursdays at 6 and Fridays at 10:30 at the Fresh Meadows library. BASIC COMPUTER Thursday, May 27 at the Queensboro Hill library. Register. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, May 29, June 5, 19 learn to communicate effectively at Elmhurst Hospital. 457-8390. INTERNATIONAL TEAS Saturday, May 29 enjoy various teas and learn tea culture at the Hollis library at 2. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Thursdays, June 3 and 10 at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center from 7-10. Register 4286363.

MORE EXHIBITS LOUIS ARMSTRONG Guided tours at the museum. $8 adults, $6 seniors, students, groups. 478-8274. QUEENS HISTORICAL Tu e s d ay s , S a t u r d ay s a n d Sundays 2:30-4:30 “Unraveling History: Using Textiles to Date the Past,” “Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum,” “Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens – Past, Present, Future,” and “ T h e C i v i l Wa r ’ s L a s t i n g Memory.” Queens Historical Societ y at Kingsland Homestead, 144-35 37 th avenue, Flushing. 939-0647, ext. 17. $2 seniors and students, $3 adults. DOLL MUSEUM Wednesday through Saturdays tours at the Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. 523-5138. AFRICAN ART “Dynast y and Divinit y: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria” and “Perspectives: Women, Art and Islam” at the Museum for African Art, 36-01 43 rd Avenue, LIC. POPPENHUSEN Wednesdays and Saturdays guided tour through the historic Poppenhusen Institute in College Point from 11-3. 358-0067. BAYSIDE HISTORICAL “ War Dogs,” “The Castle,” “Native Bayside/Native Voice,” “If The Hat Fits” and “Rolf Armstrong” Artist in Residence” are on display at the Bayside Historical Soc i e t y, 3 5 2 - 1 5 4 8 . Tu e s d ay Sunday 11-4. $3 donation.


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FRIENDSHIP CLUB M o n d a y, J u n e 7 Te r e s a Mazilli, the Voice of Italy. Monday, June 14 semi-annual Gala. Reservations. Monday, June 21 D a n c e The Night Away with Elliot Goldberg. 7. 592-0178. UNITED 40S Thursday, June 10 United Forties Civic Association meets at 7 at St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45 th Street, Woodside. 392-0416. PARENTS BEREAVEMENT Thursdays, June 10, July 8 St. Adalbert’s bereavement group for the loss of a parent in Elmhurst. 429-2005. ILION BLOCK Friday, June 11 Ilion Area Block Association meets in St. Albans. 454-0947. BELLA ITALIA MIA Bella Italia Mia meets from 12-5:30. $5 members, $7 others. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village in the CNL Paolucci International Building. 426-1240. HAM RADIO CLUB Tuesday, June 1 Emergency Communications Service meets in Briarwood. 3576851. CATHOLIC VETS Thursday, June 3 St. Margaret’s Post 1172 meets in Middle Village. 326-1135. SIBLINGS BEREAVEMENT Monday, June 7 St. Adalbert’s bereavement group for the loss of a sibling in Elmhurst. 429-2005. NYC CORRECTION Monday, June 21 NYC Correction Retirees Benevolent Association meets in Forest Hills. 263-6334. ED. COUNCIL 27 Monday, June 21 Open Calendar Meeting at PS114, 4 0 0 B e a c h 1 3 5 th S t r e e t , Belle Harbor. 7:30. Communit y District Education Council 27 meets. DEBTORS ANON. Saturdays at 11:30 and Mondays at 7:30 Debtors Anonymous meets at Our Lady of Mercy,school auditorium in Forest Hills. 212969-8111. CIVIL AIR PATROL Saturdays Art & Business High School Cadet Squadron at 8 a.m. at the school, 105-

25 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona. ssgdmp@yahoo.com CIVIL AIR PATROL Mondays Falcon Senior Squadron at 7 at JFK Airport, Federal Express, Building 260, Jamaica. Falcon Senior Squadron. 781-2359. FM CAMERA Tuesdays at 7:45 the Fresh Meadows Camera Club meets. 917-363-6720. QUEENS PRIDE Wednesdays Spanish and English Club (conversational level). Thursdays Movie Night. Fridays Café Social. Saturday Art Club. Queens Pride House. 429-5309 information. BARBERSHOP Wednesdays a t 8 t h e J a maica Chapter of the Societ y for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America meets in Mahoney Hall in Flushing. 468-8416 or 381-8689. CIVIL AIR PATROL Thursdays at 3 at August Martin HS, 156-10 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica. August Martin Cadet Squadron. 5256925 or 835-6862. GOLD COAST ROTARY Fridays the Gold Coast Rotary Club meets from 8-9 am at the Nor th Shore Towers Restaurant, 272-48 Grand Central Parkway. 516-4663636. CODA F r i d a y s 1 0 - 1 1 :3 0 . C O DA Women’s Group 12 step meeting for healthy relationships. Newcomers welcome. Resurrection Ascension Past o r a l C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st Road, off Woodhaven. Enter Freely Hall on Dry Harbor Road. CLUTTERERS ANON. Fridays A Cluttered home makes a cluttered life. Learn how to gain control of your life by eliminating your clutter. 7:30-9:00 at Pastoral Care Center, Resurrection Ascension Church, 85-18 61 st Road, Rego Park. 7127656. QUEENS PRIDE Call for meeting information for Queens Lesbian, Gay, B i s e x u a l a n d Tra n s ge n d e r P r i d e C o m m u n i t y C e n te r. GAY-2300.

FUTURE/ONGOING HEALTH REDUCE STRESS Saturdays, June 5, July 3 at the Poppenhusen Institute. Tea and talk. 358-0067. CANCER SUPPORT Monday, June 7 Franklin Hospital’s Cancer Support Group meets at 2 in the Greenberg Conference Room. 516-256-6478. PARKINSON Monday, June 7 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills from 3-5. 440-4200. SHARP Saturdays, June 19, July 17 Selfhelp Alzheimers Resource Program (SHARP). 631-1886. OCA Saturdays 10:30-noon Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous meets at Resurrection

Ascension Church, Feely Hall, 85-15 61 st Road, Rego Park. CO-DEPENDENCE ANON. Saturdays the Bellerose chapter of Co-Dependence Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women seeking healthy relationships with themselves and others, meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 6 Commonwealth Avenue. Beginners 9:15, Open 10:30. 229-2113. ALZHEIMERS Saturdays from 12-1:30 caregivers, friends and relatives of those with Alzheimer’s Disease meet at the Sunnyside Communit y Services. 784-6173, ext. 137.

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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 his 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. OPEN MIC Monday, May 24 at the East Elmhurst library at 6. DANCES OF INDIA Monday, May 24 Classical Dance and Folk at the Richmond Hill library at 6. INKARAYKU Monday, May 24 at 6:30 at the Astoria library. Andean arts and culture through the indigenous flutes of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. 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. LISA YVES Wednesday, May 26 favorite jazz standards at 3:30 at the Bayside library. LAUGHTER Thursdays at 1:30 at the Whitestone library. SOUNDS OF SPRING Friday, May 28 a musical night with Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao and her students at the Flushing library at 7. POETRY DISCUSSION Saturday, May 29 at the Central library at 11. PIANO CONCERT Saturday, May 29 at the Flushing library at 2. WALKING TOURS Tuesday, June 1 Flushing’s Koreatown. Tuesday, June 8 LIC to Old Astoria. Tuesday, June 15 Forest Hills to Corona. Tuesday, June 22 #7 Sunnyside to Jackson Heights. Tuesday, June 29 South Richmond Hill. Tuesday, July 6 Flushing’s Chinatown. Tuesday, July 13 Woodside Avenue. Tuesday, July 20 Astoria. Tuesday, July 27 #7 Jackson Heights to Sunnyside. Educational walking tours start at 6pm. Contact Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, urban geographer, at jaconet@aol.com.

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Jalyssa has been a resident of Ridgewood for about seven years, but she spends most of her time across the river in Manhattan. A student at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services, Jalyssa enjoys hanging out with her friends in Manhattan, going skating and dancing. She loved movies as well. Most recently she saw “The Lovely Bones,” which she said she loved. Jalyssa is currently reading the novel version of the movie. She enjoys watching television; her favorite show is the Tyra Banks Show, and listening to all types of music. Jalyssa excels in sports; softball and swimming, and has competed in the Miss Teen New York pageant. Jalyssa's b e e n modeling for three years now and look forward to a long career as a model.

Jalyssa Pereyra Home: Ridgewood

Pullup Downer A healthy sex life is key to a Serious injuries to both knees good marriage. Perhaps that is why a Queens doctor and his wife are suing an exercise-equipment manufacturer. Sekhar Upadhyayula went crashing to the floor when a the handle on his doorway-mounted Perfect Pullup broke, he said in a lawsuit, according to the Post.

damaged his anesthesiology practice – and limited his ability to perform as well. Wife Rainu Kaushal, also a doctor, said the loss of, “companionship, services and society impaired and depreciated the marital association.” Hopefully the anesthesiologist can find ways to numb the pains.

Just Not Hearing It

We’ve all heard it on sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Nanny,” many of us have been told we have it, but its days might be numbered…the so-called nasal no-respect-for-the-letters-r-or-h Queens accent might be disappearing. The accent has been made famous by such figures as Fran Drescher, Cyndi Lauper, and Carroll O’Conner’s famous “Archie Bunker,” who could never seem to accept the fact his wife’s name ended in the letter “h.” Linguists now say that accent may be disappearing and is no longer distinguishable from other New York-area dialects. Michael Newman, a linguist and professor at Queens College, says the TV characters of Archie Bunker and Fran Fine Sheffeld are overdramatized and not really representative of real Queens accents. Perhaps

readers in Owezowne Pahk, Carowna, Floorwal Pahk, or Meahspeth would disagree. Some experts say the so-called Queens accent is disappearing because it’s merging with the very similar accent on Long Island…I mean…Lawn Guyland.

Wise Granny Don’t try and put one over on this great grandmother. The savvy 78-year-old helped police break up a scam involving fake utility workers after receiving a strange phone call at her South Ozone Park home. “They said they wanted to come and check my carbon monoxide because it’s United States law that it has to be working,” said Caroline Tesoriero, to Eyewitness News. The caller identified herself as a representative from KeySpan Gas Company. Quickly realizing that she is a National Grid customer, Tesoriero called the police. With Tesoriero safe inside her house, police set up a sting and waited for the con artists to arrive. As soon as the men showed up, police cuffed the suspects. Maybe these guys should stick to stealing candy from babies.

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Fran Drescher’s Queens accent may soon be conscribed to history.

Bad Bandit Some people never learn. Shoma Otto, a St. Albans resident, was charged last Tuesday with stealing a wallet at the Nassau County Criminal Courthouse. The thing is, Otto was there to answer to other charges, namely three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny. Her latest transgressions added new charges: third-degree burglary and fourthdegree grand larceny. Hopefully, at her next court date someone keeps an eye on this inept bandit.

Angry Peter When Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. changed his Facebook profile picture to this image, snapped during his grilling of Con Ed during a committee hearing, he got a couple of people raising concern that the image seems “too intimidating.” His response? “For those who said my profile pic is too intimidating, well it’s dumb decisions like this that make me that way. Cutting our anti-terror funding? Now? Really? My quote is that this will leave us more vulnerable to ‘man-caused disasters, (a term which shows they never understood the real war here). Now Obama is saying that with stimulus funds we actually get more money. Perhaps he needs to look up the definition of stimulus. That money was never meant to REPLACE our terror funding. If it was merely an advance on terror funds, he should have said so back then, not now!!” He ended the post with a link to a news story about a reduction in anti-terror funding for New York City. Peter, you’ve got a right to be angry. But c’mon, we’d love to see your beautiful smile.

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Confidentially, New York . . . Though this is not Costa’s cat, there's a lesson to be learned.

Unkind Kitty A Queens woman got a threenight hospital stay courtesy of her ferocious feline friend. Adopted at a PETCO fair, Harry spent the first few weeks under Elena Costa’s bed. He eventually came out – and took a chunk of Costa’s right middle finger with him. After emergency surgery to repair the wound, and a six-month leave of absence, Costa is suing the adoption agency, KittyKind, and PETCO, for the marketing contract she lost during her time away from work. Next time, Costa, don’t give your cat the finger.

Re-imagined New York Pavilion at Flushing Meadows from “Iron Man 2.” Queens’ worst-preserved rel- ment, with re-imagined lighting and ics have a feature role in the highly awesome colors. anticipated movie “Iron Man 2.” Maybe the flick gives the state The World’s Fair’s remains a couple of ideas as to what the play a starring role in the film as the Pavilion could look like if they site of “Stark Expo 2010,” and get actually gave a damn. But “Men In a digital rejuvenation thanks to Black” didn’t do much good, so computer wizardry. The New York we’re not getting our hopes up. State Pavilion gets the full treatWe'll take the movie version.


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