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Vol. 43, No. 21 May 23-29, 2013
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Queens Deadline Katz Gets Key Backing, Grodenchik Drops out Katz said she was privileged by the By Joe Marvilli In an eventful week for the Queens recognition. “I am honored, humbled and deeply Borough President race, the Queens Democratic Party chose to endorse grateful for the support of the Queens County Democratic Melinda Katz just one day Party and our great before Barry Grodenchik chairman, Congresschose to drop out. man Joe Crowley,” she The QDP met on the said. “I believe that this morning on May 20 to office, with its great tramake their final decision dition of electing strong on who they would endorse women, is the best place for the various political racto make the differences es happening through the that will keep Queens City, including BP. Katz such an amazing place was chosen after a long to live, work, raise a deliberation that came to a family and retire.” conclusion on the morning U.S. Rep. Joe Crowof May 20. About 30 hours Melinda Katz ley (D-Jackson Heights), later, on May 21, Grodenwho is also the chair of the QDP, rechik decided to withdraw his BP bid. Among the other endorsements the leased a statement praising Katz’s expeQDP gave out were to Speaker Chris- rience and leadership. “Melinda has a proven track record tine Quinn (D-Manhattan) for Mayor, Reshma Saujani for Public Advocate, of delivering for her constituents at both Paul Vallone for City Council District the City and State level and her dedica19 and Rory Lancman for City Council tion to serving Queens over the last 20 years is unmatched,” he said. “At a time District 24.
Coalition responds To Willets approval By Trisha saKhuJa The multi-ethnic coalition of seven community organizations, the Queens Housing Coalition, held a press conference on May 21 at St. Sebastian’s Parish Center in Woodside, in response to Community Board 7’s vote in support of the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan. Fighting for substantive change for low and moderate income tenants of Queens is QHC’s goal. CB 7 voted in support of the project on May 13 with a close vote of 22 to 18. The Community Board flip-flopped on their original stance because the Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Related Cos. and Sterling Equities, addressed many of the board members’ concerns. Initially, CB 7’s Land Use Committee opposed the project in a 7 to 2 vote because of fierce community concerns, such as the lack of affordable housing guarantee, the loss of park space and a deep distrust of the developers. However, the QHC learned the Land Use Committee met with the developers and City officials to re-do their vote and support the project. By approving the start of the project, the 23- acre public land will undergo an environmental cleanup in Willets Point to build a real estate development. The joint venture will construct retail shops and a hotel along 126th street, the Citi Field parking will move in the Willets Point area, where the Willets West entertainment and retail center will be built and done by 2016. The Willets West mall will be completed by 2018. The main concern of the neighboring
low-income communities is not a new mall and hotel, but the dire need of affordable housing. The housing project can begin once the ramps on the Van Wyck Expressway are constructed by the City, which is set to begin in 2021 and completed by 2024. The CB has asked the ramps to be built sooner, but the community faces the harsh possibility of being left with another mall in Queens. “This vote does not reflect the true needs and opinions of the Queens community because New York City is midst a housing crisis,” said QHC’s Coordinator Ivan Contreras. “The City and the developers have yet to commit to contractual obligations to follow through with building the ramps and the housing project.” Contreras spoke about the need of a unified voice amongst the coalition, the Community Board, residents and elected officials, such as Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). He also stated that all elected officials will need the votes of the same constituents fighting for affordable housing, which makes this a two-way relationship. When asked by community members why Peralta and Ferreras were not in attendance, Contreras stated Peralta was in Albany, but he did not have an accurate answer as to why Ferreras did not attend. Ferreras’ spokesperson said they were not informed of or invited to the press conference. Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or at email@example.com.
when our diverse communities face a unique set of challenges, Melinda brings a resolute commitment to ensuring a much brighter future for the borough of Queens.” Despite Grodenchik’s spokesperson saying on Monday that he was “in this race to win,” the former deputy BP dropped out of the race with a press release. “At this time I believe that it is in the best interest of my family, team, and party to end my candidacy,” he said. “I will continue to champion the causes of jobs, education, healthcare, economic development and Sandy recovery in the days, months and years to come. I hope to keep making my home borough proud.” The only other candidate to have a reaction this week about the endorsement was Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria).
“Perhaps you’ve heard - I’m a bit of a renegade. I never expected their endorsement in the first place,” he said. “The important thing is that they endorsed my brother, Paul, because I’m going to need him in City Hall when I’m elected Borough President.” Some civic leaders were also not happy about the endorsement, believing there was no support in the selections for southeast Queens, like the rumored choice of Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) would have been. “Leroy Comrie would make an excellent candidate and an excellent borough president. He clearly has the potential of being a great borough president,” former Councilman Archie Spigner said. “Also, the issue of lack of diversity on the ticket concerns us.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weiner announces Bid for Mayor By NaTalia KoZiKoWsKa Anthony Weiner, whose career as a congressman was cut short after he accidentally posted sexually suggestive photos of himself to his Twitter followers, has joined the crowded race for mayor. After months of his rumored run, the ex-rep who once represented parts of Queens and Brooklyn announced his candidacy with a two-minute YouTube video that can be found on his website, www.anthonyweiner.com. In the video, a remorseful Weiner briefly acknowledges the 2011 scandal that sent media into a frenzy. When the news broke, he initially deAnthony nied that he had posted the photos of his crotch and claimed his account was hacked. Ultimately, he confessed to having accidentally posted the photos which were intended for a 21-yearold college student with whom he had an online relationship. He resigned shortly after. “Look, I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down but I’ve also learned some tough lessons,” he said in the video. “I’m running for mayor cause I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life and I hope I get a second chance to work for you.” Weiner joins Democratic candi-
dates Councilman Sal Albanese (DBrooklyn), House Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller John Liu, Rev. Erick Salgado, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson. Thompson released a statement welcoming Weiner to the race. “This is a discussion about the future of New York - about economic development and jobs, improving public schools, and keeping streets safe,” he said in a statement. “Anyone who can add to that discussion or bring ideas to the table, I welcome them to the race.” Carrion also welcomed Weiner into Weiner the race but was not as enthusiastic about the news. “This may be a big day for Mr. Weiner, but perhaps the happiest person in NYC today is Bill de Blasio. Weiner’s entry throws an already bitter Democratic Primary into chaos and assures that no Democrat will garner enough support to avoid a run-off,” he said in a statement. “I welcome Anthony Weiner to the race and look forward to his contribution. If he can penetrate the field, I’ll be ready for him in November.” Reach Reporter Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or nkozikowska@queenspress. com
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A Train Service Set To Return
By LuiS GRondA Seven months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, A Train service to the Rockaways is finally returning. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the A line will be returning to full service on May 30, just a few days after Memorial Day and the reopening of the City’s beaches for the summer season. The service restoration concludes the MTA’s effort to rebuild 1,500 feet of tracks that was washed out by the storm, as well as replace and reconnect signal and communication wires. Since the storm hit at the end of October, the A Train had been running to the Howard Beach/JFK station. Commuters looking to get to Broad Channel and the Rockaways had to take a shuttle bus running between Howard Beach and the Beach 90th street station. In addition to the restoration, a sea wall over two miles long was installed along Jamaica Bay to protect the track from future storms. “Superstorm Sandy devastated the entire MTA network like no other storm, but the MTA did a remarkable job of restoring service following the storm and at the end of this month, the A line in the Rockaways will be up and running,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Now we must focus on the priority and challenge of making permanent repairs to
keep the subways safe and reliable for years to come because the people and businesses of New York depend on a strong and robust mass transit system.” Kevin Ortiz, an MTA Spokesman, said that the early estimate on the cost for all the repairs is $650 million. A Sandy Recovery and Resiliency Division has also been established to launch and manage the Citywide rebuilding from Sandy’s destruction. According to the MTA press release
announcing the train service restoration, the division’s purpose is to oversee all construction that aim to protect the City from the major damage caused by Sandy last year. This includes protecting train stations, tunnels, bus depots and public areas. Experienced engineers and project managers will be used as part of this project and it will begin this summer. “We are using all means available to jump-start this effort, so we can not only restore our system to the condition it
Parker’s New Lab: Marlene Hobson, president of the Parker Resident Council, sits at a computer in the new computer lab for residents and patients at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. The new lab opened on May 16 and is meant to help patients and residents connect with family and friends.
was in before Sandy struck, but harden it against similar storms that we expect to arrive in the future,” Thomas Prendergast, MTA Chairman, said. The MTA System suffered an estimated $4.755 billion worth of damage and have allocated almost $1.2 billion for repairs by the Federal Transit Administration, according to the City agency. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com.
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Auction Held To Help Civic Groups
Photo by Joe Marvilli.
By Joe MArvilli Five civic groups are holding an auction in early June, in an effort to raise money that will prevent them from closing in the near future. Members of the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Community Center, the North Flushing Senior Center, the North Flushing Senior Center at College Point, the Bayside Historical Society and the Poppenhusen Institute met in the district office of State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) to announce the charity auction and declare their desperate financial situation. The auction will take place on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. The auction will include items such as sports memorabilia, paintings and other cultural pieces. Baseball card collections of the 1969 and 1986 Mets and a small helmet signed Joe Namath. There will be a $2 suggested donation upon entering. Since 2010, the State’s executive branch has cut out discretionary funding for State elected officials. As a result, these groups are in danger of closing, due to a lack of funding. The charity auction, which is co-hosted by the groups and Avella, is meant to buy the civics some time while they try and find a continuous source of financing. “Because the state discretionary funds have been cut off, we’re out of money.
John Gargiala, Paul Di Benedetto, Susan Brustman, Roberta Goldenberg and State Sen. Tony Avella met to announce on auction to help fund civic groups in Queens. We can’t operate. We get very little from City Council,” Roberta Goldenberg, executive director of the North Flushing Senior Center, said. “We’re hoping that this auction will give us a little infusion of money, so we can sustain ourselves another couple of months. Right now, we’re looking at the end of the year; we’ll be out of money totally.” Although some of the groups have landmarked buildings that are funded
Yu Cha Tea Comes To Queens Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Yuchan Zhao, Founder of Yu Cha Tea (www. yuchatea.com), is an energetic entrepreneur that recently moved to the big apple to pursue her American dream after growing up her entire life in Northern China. Ms. Zhao created Yu Cha Tea to bring wildly popular herbal and flower teas from China to the U.S. “After arriving in the U.S. from China, I was surprised that I could not find herbal and flower teas in stores or restaurants. I created Yu Cha Tea to fill this void and to offer Americans a healthier alternative to coffee and leaf teas”, says Ms. Zhao. Drinking a few cups of herbal and flower teas with the precise proportions of ingredients offers maximum health benefits to individuals according to Ms. Zhao. Through her web-site Ms. Zhao offers 10 different herbal and flower tea products that are influenced by Chinese herbal medicine philosophy and designed for healing, nourishment, beauty, and weight loss. Many of the ingredients for these products are sourced in Flushing, Queens and others are imported directly from China. The products have catchy names including Lily Love, Spring Roselle, Red Velvet and Painted Sky among others. According to Ms. Zhao, Spring Roselle has been her top selling product although consumers are responding well to all of her product offerings. All of Yu Cha Tea’s products are available now through the web-site and can be purchased using a credit card and shipped to your home or office in 5 business days. The tea arrives in beautiful cloth packaging in serving sizes of 15 or 30. Ms. Zhao is also actively working to penetrate restaurants and specialty stores all over Manhattan. “I encourage you to visit our web-site to learn more about my company and the products”, states Ms. Zhao. “Many people are surprised by the beauty of the products and health benefits given the products are so hard to find in America.” AdvertoriAl
with capital money, that money does not apply to the civics themselves. “We get some capital money, but we need operating funds just to keep things going,” Paul Di Benedetto, president of Bayside Historical Society, said. “We are on a skeleton staff right now. This is just one of many things we need to do to raise money for our organization.” “We’ve been fortunate to get capital money but we don’t want to have an empty building that looks so good and
have nobody to operate our wonderful programs,” Susan Brustman, executive director of Poppenhusen, said. “We just need money to stay open.” Poppenhusen is home to the first free kindergarten in the country, according to Brustman. The lack of funding has started impacting the civics more than just in terms of their internal operations. Some have had no choice but to reduce some programs. “We cut back on our senior program one day a week. We’ve cut back the youth program,” John Gargiulu, a member of Greater Whitestone, said. “Come the end of the year, we have to close up unless there’s funding.” The reason discretionary funding has been removed at the executive branch is due to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attempts to cut out pork in the budget. Avella said that the civics are not pork and should not be treated as such. “This is not pork. This is not an abuse of the system. These are legitimate services,” he said. “Half the recreational opportunities will just cease in this section of Queens. There will be a huge outcry if they have to close. Let’s try and head this disaster off.” If you would like to donate items to the auction, call Avella’s office at (718) 357-3094. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Edit Page In Our Opinion:
A Game of Chance Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to introduce table gaming to New York State. As the debate continues, we hope the State Legislature will vote on the issue, and that the people of New York State will have the chance to make the final decision. Unfortunately, our Governor is using the potential of multiple new casinos as a way to threaten and induce the Indian casinos to pay their debt to the State. This is not the approach we believe will benefit all of New York, including the City. We have a racino in New York City. Resorts World has been a good neighbor since it opened in 2011. They have employed thousands of residents, with a great number coming from Queens. We believe in local employment. We are also grateful for the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have given to local community groups that are in dire need of support. We should have a share in the decision-making, as well as the jobs it will create, by keeping New York City in the game for a Downstate casino. Gov. Cuomo, the larger percentage of any vote on this referendum will come from Downstate counties. Do not shut them out because you feel you need leverage Upstate.
In Your Opinion: School Alternative
To The Editor: Your article, “Walcott, Iannece Clash On CB 11 Meeting” (Queens Tribune, May 16, 2013) covers the heated controversy at the meeting, but only barely outlines the plans of the SCA for a new school in an inappropriate Bayside location that is opposed by the community. It also fails to mention the solution long recommended by the Community Board, and restated by its Education Committee at the meeting. That is the return of PS 130 to District 26 use for the children that currently live in its zone. PS 130 (Francis Lewis Blvd. at 42nd Ave.) is a school in District 26, and a former District 26 school, that is currently used by District 25 as a magnet school. Kids are bused to it from around District 25, while local kids who could walk to the school are bused out to PS 31, PS 159 and PS 162, helping to cause overcrowding at these schools. It is that overcrowding that is the rationale for a new school. In addition, the cost of all this busing is enormous and unnecessary, and the volume of buses is a blight on the neighborhood. The use of PS 130 by District 25 derives from an old and temporary demographic condition, and should
come to an end. Some years ago, when CB11 looked into this, we did a study that revealed two things. The schools to which the District 25 kids would otherwise go were less crowded than the schools to which the kids living near PS 130 were bused. Also, the cost of all this busing approached the entire budget of PS 130 itself, about $1 million at the time. There is no need to build a new school in Bayside to relieve the overcrowding. There is only the need to return our school back to our community. Melvyn Meer, Bayside Editor’s Note: The author is a member of the Community Board 11 Education Committee.
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To The Editor: Queens has a major problem. Public and private transit was shut down for hours on Cross Bay Blvd. Buses could not get through southbound traffic. Hence, they could not use the northbound open roadway. MTA 511 gave no information on an extremely bad accident on Cross Bay Blvd. on Friday, May 10, 2013 that stopped all southbound traffic.
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There was no information to help commuters. Radio station 1010 at 11:01 p.m. kept saying Cross Bay Blvd. was closed south bound near the accident. In fact, one northbound lane was open for southbound traffic. I personally observed this situation. When did they open this northbound lane to southbound traffic? Why can’t we communicate and coordinate better? I’m sure the MTA will blame the Police Department for stopping traffic. There is no accountability. When did the media change the traffic announcement? The center median should be open more for crossovers and u-turn traffic. Could we get a report from the MTA regarding this incident? What was done to help commuters get home? What time did traffic shut down and what time did service resume? Who do you call when a bus is late or a detour is in effect? We need current information for commuters. We need to speak to a supervisor immediately, not get a useless message 21 days later. You can talk to a manager anywhere else except the MTA. Why? The MTA can’t and won’t help the public. This is why people don’t take public transit and this is another reason why people leave and stay away from Rockaway. This must change. Can anyone help us? Philip McManus, Queens Public Transit Committee Rockaway Park
Term Limits In Albany
To The Editor: One of the main reasons why Albany is so corrupt is because many of these politicians have been in office too long. They become arrogant, comfortable, and self-serving. They forget they were elected to serve their community. Rather, they look to make money and promote themselves. We need term limits in Albany, as we have here in New York City. I applaud the FBI and law enforcement for keeping an eye on them. Otherwise, we would be like some European countries, bankrupt because of corruption. George Delis, Former Community Board 1 Queens District Manager
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To The Editor: There is much talk, both positive and negative, relative to the XL Keystone Pipeline. It is planned to pump crude tar sand oil from Canada across the U.S to Texas where it would be distilled and sold overseas. I happen to be in accord with the latter since in no way does the XL profit the American people, but rather exclusively the already bloated petroleum industry. For the public, what is left is a three-foot diameter filth filled funnel snaking its way South through their land waiting to burst (see: Mayflower, AZ spill and multiply by 10). Those with a positive view have been conned into thinking that this filthy crude will somehow help us to become oil independent by fulfilling our needs. Nevertheless a pipeline could be a positive thing and truly benefit “we the people.” Imagine if in lieu of the KXL Pipeline, we built an H2O pipeline delivering desalinated water to our decimated states that have suffered through devastating droughts. No more Grapes of Wrath. Building that pipeline would create those jobs that the pro-KXLers claim we would not, lest the KXL is built. Additionally, desalinization stations would have to be built creating additional jobs. There are already more than 21,000 world-wide. The technology is there. In 1791, Thomas Jefferson did it (in small scale), cruise ships serve thousands, submarines, Saudi Arabia, Australia, even our embarrassing Guantanamo Bay. No more disputes concerning the shrinking Colorado River while lowering, however infinitesimally, the rising ocean. We could convert deserts to gardens a la Israel. It’s a win-win situation and if we can get lobbyists with enough of the necessary bribing collateral, Congress will love it and make it the law of the land (or sea). One critical measure however must be considered. President Obama must disapprove of the plan it or it would undoubtedly be filibustered and blocked. As a proven, “The People’s President,” I’m certain he would comply. Nicholas Zizelis, Bayside
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Open Table Gaming in new York State consumers. Queens would receive increBy Jack Friedman March was a banner month for Re- mental growth in retail and transportasorts World New York, as they set a tion, and local businesses would see an new record hitting $71.2 million in rev- additional boon to the increased traffic enues. More importantly, March was already resulting from Resorts World as also a banner month for the residents a slots-only casino. Why wouldn’t the State take advanof New York State, as those revenues netted $31.3 million into the state’s cof- tage of a market-proven commodity? fers. Other winners included the many This is not an either/or proposition. Allowing table gaming at local businesses and comupstate casinos should not munity organizations that come at the expense of benefit from the many Resorts World or Queens customers who visited County’s economy. ReResorts World’s beautisorts World donates one ful entertainment venue. percent of the pre-tax Imagine what additional profits to the local combenefits Queens could munity. They have generderive if New York State ated more than $1 Billion allowed table gaming at dollars in revenue, which Resorts World. equates to more than I understand Governor $450 Million of revenue Cuomo’s desire to locate to education. Allowing casinos upstate. We live table gaming will allow in a beautiful state, and for more revenue growth, the concept of drawing again, benefitting all New additional tourists to our Jack Friedman Yorkers. upstate region is a conResorts World is ready for table gamcept that I believe in. Tourism is certainly an economic growth opportunity ing. Adding these operations would take and should be maximized in every way little time but they would have an impossible, but that same thinking holds mediate impact. New York State can true for Queens County as well. Tour- certainly use the revenue. Queens can ism is one of the greatest growth sec- certainly use the jobs and economic tors that Queens has, and the results we benefits, and the millions of people have seen from Resorts World clearly who visit Resorts World would have a indicate how important they have been first-class entertainment venue to enjoy. Let’s not pit upstate interests against in that sector. Think about the impact that table downstate interests. Allow some upstate gambling would have if we allowed it at casinos to have table games, but let’s Resorts World. Hotels would be built, as also bring that same benefit to Resorts visitors would be more likely to come World now. Jack Friedman is the executive to our region and stay longer. Restaurants would see increased traffic as well director of the Queens Chamber of from these out-of-state, out-of-region Commerce.
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 2687/10 FILED: 4/13/2013 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGESTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-3, Plaintiff against ONEICA WATSON; MAGAILA PHOENIX; unknown heirs at law of IVY PHOENIX, and if they be dead, any and all persons unknown to the plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees, all of them whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to the plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE #1,” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises being f o r eclos e d h e re i n , Defendant(s) TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK
TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens where the property is located on September 19, 2006 in Document 2006000527386 and the New York state recording tax was duly paid thereon. The subject mortgage was assigned by written agreement therefore to HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGESTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-3 by assignment of mortgage dated February 17, 2009, covering premises known as 103-37 107th Street, Ozone Park, NY 11417 (Block: 9512 Lot: 44). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Diccia Pineda-Kirwan, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New
York, filed along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on April 11, 2013. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York. BLOCK: 9512 LOT: 44 said premises known as 103-37 107th Street, Ozone Park, NY 11417. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $560,409.04 with interest from July 1, 2008, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $584.24 that have accrued prior to this action, together with a reasonable sum representing legal fees pursuant to the mortgage, for a total of $631,681.73 due and payable, plus interest as stated above, together with any advances made or to be made to protect plaintiff’s mortgage. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING IN-
DEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-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 the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property.
Sending a payme nt to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, Attorney for the Plaintiff, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504 Our File 103168498 _______________________ Notice of Formation of LIJ Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/13. Office: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 220-02 89th Ave. Queens Village, NY 11427 . Purpose: any lawful activity. _______________________ MONTICELLO HOLDINGS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/14/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3545 71st St., Jackson Hts, NY 11372. General Purposes. _______________________ GE 69-34 60th RD., LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/21/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Greco & Wolfe, PLLC, 300 Garden City Plaza, Ste. 326, Garden City, NY 11530. General Purposes. _______________________ 232 CONSTRUCTION LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY on 02/27/2013. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. INCORP SERVICES, INC., designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o INCORP SERVICES, INC., 99 Washington Ave., Suite 805A, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. _______________________ Notice of Formation of COHEN FASHION OPTICAL STORE NO. 286, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.
of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/10/13. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 95-19 63rd Dr., Rego Park, NY 11374. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Goldberg, c/o Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful activity _______________________ Metis Innovations LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Jennifer Still , a/k/a Jennifer Still- Schiff, 41-66 Little Neck Pkwy No. 3, Little Neck, NY 11363. Purpose: General. _______________________ MARKWOOD DEVELOPMENT LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/7/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 63-48 Alderton St., Rego Park, NY 11374. General Purposes. ________________________ GLENRIDGE SOCIAL ADULT DAY CARE, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/15/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jay Golub, 41-47 48th St., Sunnyside, NY 11104. General Purposes. _______________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MERZER REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/03/03. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o John Zervoudis, 5-30 150th Street, Whitestone, New York 11357. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.
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FA A Agrees to Review Airplane Noise from the new paths and made them permanent in December. Besides the complaints about an increase in noise volume, Community Board 11 also criticized the FAA for not notifying the community boards or elected officials about the testing and new flight patterns, for not conducting an environmental impact study and for denying citizens due process by not holding public hearings on the matter. Several civic leaders and elected officials were cautiously glad that the FAA was taking action on the noise problem. “I’m pleased to know that the FAA is listening The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to form a committee to review the isto us, that they’re hearsue of airplane noise over Northeast Queens. ing our voices. However, I do hope that when we’re talking about a review, that it’s going as a result of our meeting today,” Israel to the communities that have been into be something meaningful that results said. “I hope it results in a more bal- undated with excessive airplane noise,” in positive change for the community,” anced plan that will alleviate the noise Avella said. “I am confident that an exhaustive Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay pollution for our constituents.” “Although more still needs to be done, review of the FAA’s process will reveal Terrace Community Alliance, said. “Last night, there were approximately over 20 this is a positive move that can hopefully that the agency cut corners in its effort planes an hour and it was impossible for have an effect on the increased airplane to justify implementing the new deparpeople to sit outside. It’s absolutely af- noise that Queens residents have been ture procedure,” Braunstein said. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at forced to endure,” Meng added. fecting people’s quality of life.” “This is another step in the process (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmar“I’m pleased that the FAA has agreed to form a committee to review this issue of resolving this issue and bringing relief email@example.com. Photo by Ira Cohen
By Joe MARvilli On May 15, several elected officials announced in a joint statement that the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to form a committee to review the issue of airplane noise over Northeast Queens. The declaration comes after months of arguments, rallies and noise meetings about the FAA’s new flight paths from LaGuardia Airport they established last year. U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville), U.S. Rep Grace Meng (D-Flushing), State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (DBayside) had recently requested another meeting with the FAA and convinced them to agree to a review on the noise the new flight paths created. According to a press release, the FAA will go over each step of the decision-making process used when approving the new flight patterns over Queens, also known as the Tnnis climb, which goes over several neighborhoods such as Flushing and Bayside. The initial problems started in February 2012 when the FAA began testing the revised flight patterns, a process that lasted until August. The reason was to try out a new navigation system known as NextGen Air Traffic Routing, which allows closer spacing between planes and also allows them to fly lower upon takeoff. Once the testing and data-gathering was complete, the FAA said that there were no adverse effects
AT LAGUARDIA, WE CHALLENGE EXPECTATIONS AND DARE TO DO MORE
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Local Youth Polish Multimedia Skills
Photo by Luis Gronda
By LuiS Gronda High school kids from the Borough are getting a chance to hone their film production skills in a citywide media program. The program, called Youth Made Media, gives youths the chance to make a movie that they would not otherwise be able to create. It is run by the City Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free programs for kids throughout the City. In this program, the students, aging from 11 to 21 years old, learn the many skills, techniques and computer software that are required to produce and edit a movie, including Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Garage Band, as well as how to properly shoot video and take photos. During a visit to their Rego Park location last week, the students were split up, either into groups or individually and worked on their respective projects. Sherron Kendrick, 19, and Cleon Providence, 18, are collaborating together on a documentary about tattoos. The duo said their film focuses on several different aspects about tattoos, including their history and why people decide to paint the art on their bodies. They said that they have learned a lot about tattoos while making the documentary, including the different meanings behind the tattoos that people get. The pair said that they have learned to use a lot of programs, like Final Cut
Evan Jackson works on his documentary about lucid dreaming at the City Parks Foundation’s Youth Made Media program in Rego Park. Pro, since joining the after school program and it has allowed them to use it as an outlet for their creativity. Evan Jackson, a Rosedale resident, is doing his movie on lucid dreaming and the effects it has on a person while they are awake. Lucid dreaming is when a person is aware that he or she is dreaming. Jackson said that he chose this sub-
ject for his film because it was something that he is familiar with because he has done his own studies in the past about lucid dreaming. He added that joining the program allowed him to work on this film. “All I did was revisit it basically. I already had information about it and I knew people that went through it,” he
said. “It’s pretty much an easy topic to explain. I wanted to record it before but I never had the means to.” While he has not completely fleshed out how he wants the movie to be organized, Jackson said the beginning of the film will feature him turning back and forth in bed with a voiceover explaining what lucid dreaming is. Shawn Smith, the program’s multimedia instructor for five years, said that being in the group makes the kids realize that they need to work hard if they want to succeed in life. “To be successful, that means you have to learn things from the bottom up, not standing up at the top and looking down,” he said. Smith also likes teaching the course because he teaches the students skills that they most likely did not have before and they use their creativity towards these films. “By allowing them to use their voice to tell the story, we actually see their point of view on things that adults see. It gives them the opportunity to learn to be open-minded,” the instructor said. Once the students finish making their projects, a screening to showcase their films is planned for June 14 at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center at 9329 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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102nd Precinct PEdESTRIAN STRuCk: At 7:23 p.m. on May 16, police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of 88th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered Rafael Diaz, 73, of Woodhaven, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS was on the scene and transported Diaz to Jamaica Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Further investigation revealed that a Toyota being operated by a 25-year-old male was travelling westbound on Atlantic Avenue when it struck Diaz, who was crossing from north to south between 87th and 88th Streets. The investigation is ongoing. 106th Precinct HomICIdE: At 3:50 a.m. on May 12, police officers were approached by a man holding his stomach at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 123rd Street. The victim, identified as Stephen James, 21, of Ozone Park, claimed he was stabbed, and officers called for an ambulance. EMS responded and transported the man to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with a nonlife threatening injury. James’ condition was later upgraded to critical, and he was pronounced dead on May 13. The NYPD has released video of three individuals wanted for questioning in regards to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. 110th Precinct RobbERy: The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance locating two suspects wanted in connection with a residential robbery that took place in Elmhurst. At 5 a.m. on May 9, the suspects entered the victim’s apartment through the unlocked front door, punched the victim several times on the head and removed
his property. The suspects fled the location in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. 114th Precinct CollISIoN: At 9:58 p.m. on May 14, officers responded to a report of a motorcycle collision at Vernon Boulevard and 31st Avenue. An investigation revealed that the motorist, identified as Daniel Nieves, 32, of Ridgewood, was operating a black 2011 Suzuki motorcycle, heading northbound on Vernon Boulevard, when he struck a tree at 31st Avenue. EMS responded to the scene and removed the victim to Cornell Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The investigation is ongoing. 115th Precinct STAbbINg: The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying he suspects wanted for a stabbing. At 3:50 p.m. on May 6, the victim, a 19-year-old Hispanic male, was at the corner of 31st Avenue and 91st Street when the suspects approached him, stabbed him and then fled the scene. The victim was brought to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was treated fro stab wounds to the torso. The suspects have been identified as three Black males and one Hispanic male. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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S U P P L E M E N TA L S U M MONS Index No.: 12576/12 Date of Filing: March 29, 2013 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNT Y OF QUEENS WALL STREET MORTGAGE BANKERS LTD DBA POWER EXPRESS, Plaintiff, -againstLANISSA DAVIS; ALISHA JONES AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; JOYCELYN JONES AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVISJONES; GENNEVA CORREA AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; ANDREW DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; ANTHONY DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVISJONES; DUNANA DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; L ANISSA DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; NATANYA DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVISJONES; RANDY DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; ANDRE DAVIS AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; TANDREA TRUMPET AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE ESTATE OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES WHO WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31, 1951 AND DIED ON OCTOBER 11, 2010, DECEASED AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS WHO MAY BE DECEASED, AND THE RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PL AINTIFF, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF if living, or if either or all be dead, their wives, husbands, heirs-at-law, next of
kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE ESTATE OF CARMEN DAVIS-JONES WHO WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31, 1951 AND DIED ON OCTOBER 11, 2010, DECEASED AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS WHO MAY BE DECEASED, AND THE RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PL AINTIFF, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and the respective husbands, wives, widow or widowers of them, if any, all of whose names are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOL ATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; "JOHN DOES" and "JANE DOES", said names being fictitious, par ties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. 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 twent y (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State,
or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE 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. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Bernice D. Siegal of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on April 18, 2013, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, State of New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by CARMEN DAVIS-JONES and LANISSA DAVIS to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR WALLSTREET MORTGAGE BANKERS LTD DBA POWER EXPRESS, A CORPORATION, its successors and assigns in the principal amount of $399,200.00, which mortgage was recorded in Queens County, State of New York, on January 24, 2007, in CRFN: 2007000044345. Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to WALL STREET MORTGAGE BANKERS LTD DBA POWER EXPRESS by assignment of mortgage dated July 6, 2011 and recorded in CRFN: 2011000334500 in the County of Queens on September 21, 2011. Said premises being known as and by 113-31 198TH
STREET, SAINT ALBANS, NY 11412. Date: November 20, 2012 Batavia, New York Victoria E Munian, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex p ro ce ss . S om e p e op le may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working 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-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. _______________________
vicing agent for the secured creditor, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR FREDDIE MAC SECURITIES REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2005-S001. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartments will be sold “AS IS”, and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s). Dated: April 23, 2013 Stiene & Associates, P.C. (Escrowee) Attorneys for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, servicing agent for the secured creditor, Wells Fargo Bank, NA as trustee for Freddie Mac Securities REMIC Trust, Series 2005-S001 187 East Main Street Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 935-1616, Fax (631) 935-1223 _______________________ Notice of formation of Dzidzi & Son LLC.Articles of org filled with Secy of State of NY(SSNY) on 4/17/2013. Office location Queens Count y.SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be ser ved.SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 45 John Street, Suite 711 New York, NY 10038.Purpose:any lawful purpose. ________________________
LLC, 42-09 235th Street, Douglaston, NY 11363. Term: until dissolved. Purpose: To engage in any act or activity lawful. _________________________
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements, and other Security Documents, held by WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR FREDDIE MAC SECURITIES REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2005S001, as Secured Creditor, George Nelson, DCA # 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, on the front steps of the Queens County Supreme Court, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, at 10:00 a.m., on May 28, 2013, 520 shares of the capital stock of 108th Street Forest Hills Corp. (a Cooperative Housing Corporation), issued in the name of Rakhim Isakov, and all right, title and interest in a Proprietary Lease to 65-39 108th Street, Unit C8, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Sale held to enforce rights of WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR FREDDIE MAC SECURITIES REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2005-S001, as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/ Certified check payable to the Escrowee, Stiene & Associates, P.C., as attorneys for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, ser-
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Queens GOP Gathers
Spring Job Fair at LIBI
Queens Republicans held a fundraiser at Terrace on the Park last week. Pictured (from left) are former State Sen. Frank Padavan, Queens GOP head Phil Ragusa, Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis and former State Sen. Serf Maltese. Photos by Ira Cohen.
The Long Island Business Institute in Flushing held its annual spring job fair last week. More than 30 businesses and organizations were on hand to speak with job seekers about potential employment. Photos by Ira Cohen.
Opening His Office
Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) addresses supporters during the opening of his campaign offices last week. Photo by Ira Cohen. St. John’s University held its 143rd commencement ceremony on May 19. Photo by Ira Cohen.
Mother’s Day Winner
NY Diamond Boutique in Forest Hills sponsored an essay contest for students at Forest Hills High School, asking entrants to write about “Why My Mom Is The Best Mom.” The winner, Atri Santospirito (center), pictured with Sandra Mahabel (left) and Michael Jaye (right) of NY Diamond Boutique, received a piece of jewelry for her mother. Photo by Ira Cohen.
Electric Daisy in Queens
The parking lot outside Citi Field was transformed last week as the Electric Daisy Carnival came to town for a two-day festival. Attendees from all over the country converged for the touring electronic dance music festival. Photo by Ira Cohen.
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Queens This Week
Lew Simon To Run Against Ulrich A Democratic candidate is set to challenge the Republican incumbent for a southern Queens City Council seat. Lew Simon officially announced his intention to run for the 32nd District City Council seat against Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who currently holds the seat. The district is made up of the majority of the Rockaway Peninsula, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and parts of Woodhaven and Richmond Hill. Simon has been a Democratic district leader for the last 19 years. According to Simon, one of the reasons for his run is because he feels the Rockaways has not gotten enough help from the City in the seven months after Superstorm Sandy hit the peninsula. “I tossed around the idea for quite a long time and what made the difference was seeing after Superstorm Sandy, that there was no one there to help us,” he said. “Basically, we felt that Mike Bloomberg told us to drop dead and hasn’t done anything.”
Simon also said that he has grown since 1962, because he believes that it tired of the City attempting to cut fund- will ease the car traffic problem in the ing for resources like the libraries, se- district and allow commuters in Southnior centers and firehouses and he is an ern Queens to get to Manhattan much advocate for keeping funding in place faster. “That’s a win-win for the full district. for all of the aforementioned services. Transportation is another key issue Thirty-two minutes to Penn Station from the Rockaways. that Simon says he will Its 20 minutes from focus on during his camHoward Beach, 18 minpaign. He said that traf- “That’s a winutes from Ozone Park fic problems going from win for the full and 10 minutes from Cross Bay Boulevard district. 32 minWoodhaven,” he said. and through Woodhaven utes to Penn “It will alleviate a lot of Boulevard are a major the traffic on Cross Bay problem in the district, Station from the Its Boulevard, Woodhaven with a drive from the Rockaways. Boulevard and on the Rockaways to Wood- 20 minutes from Van Wyck Expressway. haven taking about 25- Howard Beach, This is something that 45 minutes depending 18 minutes from we had that we need on traffic. back. “ Simon supports re- Ozone Park and Talking about his activating the old Rock- 10 minutes from opponent for the seat, away Beach LIRR line Woodhaven.” Simon said that Ulrich running from the Rock-Lew Simon “disappeared off the aways to Rego Park, face of the earth” after which has been dormant
Sandy struck the southern parts of the district most affected by the storm and he said that he has only seen him at a handful of meetings regarding the storm since then. This was another reason why he decided to run for the Council seat, he said. Simon made an appearance at last week’s Woodhaven Residents Block Association meeting, touting initiatives he has done in the past. He told the audience at the meeting that, if elected, one of his first legislations he will write is to stop abandoned homes that are made into illegal rooms and apartments, which has been a major problem in Woodhaven in the past. He also received the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party on Monday, which announced support for several candidates in various Queens and citywide races. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. -Luis Gronda
Calls To Make Mounted Unit At Forest Park Police officers mounted on horses have been patrolling Forest Park for the past month and now there is a push to keep them there permanently. Community Board 9 and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) are calling on the police department is keep the mounted police unit at the park on a year-round basis. The reason for the request, according to Mary Ann Carey, district manager of CB 9, is because it will provide additional enforcement to overseeing the park and make residents feel safer. She added that law enforcement patrolling
on horses can get to areas of the park that an officer driving in a car cannot. “As it stands now, the police drive through the park every day, but that’s not enough,” Carey said. Crowley has penned a letter to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, asking that the unit at Forest Park become permanent. “In the immediate vicinity of the Park, other assaults have occurred, some against women some against users of the Park. As you are well aware, crime abates when there is a police presence. If we could maintain the level of
Assemblyman Mike Miller interviewed with 7th and 9th graders from St. Thomas the Apostle on a film about Woodhaven’s rich history. Assemblyman Miller was one of the several elected officials interviewed by the students for the film titled “Woodhaven: Diverse Backgrounds United in One History”.
diligence in the Park through the return of the Mounted Unit, overall crime will be kept low,” Crowley wrote, in part, in the letter to Commissioner Kelly. The mounted unit has been patrolling the park for the past month since multiple rape incidents occurred in or around the park. The unit has stayed at the park on a week-to-week basis with the 102 Precinct, whose jurisdiction includes Forest Park, requesting that the patrol remaining there for the upcoming week. There is also a question of where the horses would be kept if the unit was to stay there for good. Both Carey and Crowley’s spokesman, Eric Yun, said that there is room, either in the park itself or at the precinct, where the horses could be kept as the unit has been at the park in the past. Despite their calls for the unit to stay there full-time, Captain Henry Sautner, the commanding officer of the 102 Precinct is not optimistic that this will become a reality because while they can ask for the unit to remain there, that decision is out of their control and this unit is often needed at other parks and areas throughout the City. “I don’t anticipate having them there full-time… They don’t fall under the jurisdiction of the 102,” Sautner said. “I’m a realist, it’s not like I’m a defeatist and I would give it up. I understand that there are limited resources.” Sautner is bringing more police force to patrol Forest Park. The captain announced at the 102 Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday night that he is in the process of hiring two police officers for a two-
man post that will provide year-round, seven days-a-week coverage to Forest Park. He said that he is finishing up the interview process for the two open positions and he hopes to have them out there by the beginning of June. Sautner added that while only two officers patrolling the park is not enough, it is a good start to keeping it safe. “Is two officers enough for 475 acres? Absolutely not. But these two officers that we’ll put out there will be liaisons with our Parks Department personnel and working with other agencies,” the captain said. Their primary function, according to Sautner, will include being visible while patrolling, meeting and greeting people, dealing with any quality of life issues, handling 311 complaints and, of course, enforcement of City laws. These officers will mostly work during the day time from around 10–11 a.m. until about 6-7 p.m. in the evening and can be adjusted according to their need. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com. -Luis Gronda
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MLs, Yankees Join For soccer Team By Luis Gronda Major League Soccer officially announced on Tuesday the addition of its 20th franchise to the league, but where exactly will that team call its home remains up in the air. New York City Football Club will be the latest addition to a league that has continued to add teams since its inaugural season in 1996. The club will be co-owned by English Premier League powerhouse Manchester City and the New York Yankees. NYCFC is expected to begin playing in 2015. The English club is owned by United Arab Emirates Deputy Prime Minister Shiek Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which drew protests from many civic groups last week, demanding that the City concentrate on rebuilding Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Manchester City will be majority owner of NYCFC, concentrating on building the team itself and the Yankees, the minority owner, helping the soccer club with the business side of the team. MLS Commissioner Don Garber touted the addition in a statement released by MLS, saying that it will be greatly beneficial to both the league and New York City. “This is a transformational development that will elevate the league to new heights in this country. The New York area is home to more than 19 million people, and we look forward to an intense crosstown rivalry between New
York City Football Club and the New York Red Bulls that will captivate this great city,” he said. Although NYCFC will begin play in two years, questions remain about where the club will ultimately call its permanent home. According to the league’s announcement, NYCFC will play in a temporary location until a deal for permanent home is finalized. Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been the league’s number one target to place the soccer stadium and Garber said that the league continues to negotiate with the City to hammer out that deal. The announcement released by the league leaves open the possibility that the stadium could be build else where. “The club says it will continue the discussions already under way with the City of New York, local residents, community and business leaders, and soccer leagues about a possible new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, while also continuing to look at other potential sites,” the announcement read. This comes after Garber declared last month that there was no other option for the stadium besides FMCP. During a Tuesday afternoon conference call with reporters, Garber said that they are still working to get a stadium deal completed and they will look at a site that makes sense for the league
and the City after speaking with community members about the stadium. As for the interim venue for the team, Garber said that it was too early to talk about where NYCFC will play first, although Yankees president Randy Levine, also present during the conference call, said that Yankee Stadium and Citi Field are possible sites for the temporary stadium. When reached by telephone, a New York Mets spokesperson declined to comment on the announcement of the new MLS team. When asked about the recent protests against the sheik by community members, Garber said that they go through a comprehensive process when selecting a new owner and ensure that they all abide by the rules set forth by the league. He added that, with Al Nahyan entering the fray, it will diversify the league’s ownership group. Both Levine and Ferran Soriano, the CEO of Manchester City, praised their partnership with MLS during the conference call. “We are believers of developing soccer in the United States,” Soriano said. “This opportunity in New York is huge for us.” “We believe this is a solid opportunity and a wise investment for us,” Levine said. New Yorkers For Parks and Make The Road New York, two organizations that have raised concerns about build-
ing the stadium in FMCP, both released statements reacting to the announcement. Both were pleased about MLS considering other areas to build the stadium. “New Yorkers for Parks… is particularly pleased that Major League Soccer and the New York City Football Club are open to exploring alternative sites for a stadium outside the heart of Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens’ most heavily used public space. We look forward to continuing to work with the Bloomberg Administration, MLS and the team to find a more appropriate location for NYCFC’s permanent home,” said NYFP director of communications, James Yolles. “We look forward to finding a more appropriate home for the team that does not sacrifice public parkland and that does not give away parkland to a documented human rights abuser. Let’s make this a development that all New Yorkers can be excited about,” said Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make The Road New York. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the potential stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, see page 18.
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A Logistical Nightmare?
While plans for a Major League Soccer stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park are far from being finalized, a look at the logistics for the stadium, based on assurances made by MLS, show potential concerns outside of the loss of parkland.
Still in negotiations with the City, MLS has not released any official details about the proposed stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, other than the stadium would sit on up to 13 acres of land in what is now the Fountain of Planets, a part of the park that has been closed off to the public for decades.
Civic leaders and elected officials have expressed concerns with the plans for the stadium, including the loss of parkland at the site and the lack of information available from the City and Major League Soccer. Major League Soccer officially announced this week that New York City would be home to the league’s
newest expansion team, the New York City Football Club, adding that the New York Yankees would be a minority owner in the team. While the question of ownership of the team has been answered, many other questions remain in regards to the specifics of the arena. As no official renderings of the potential stadium have been released – MLS disavowed any connection to a rendering shown to college students in February – the size and height of the stadium are anyone’s guess. An approximation of what the specifics will look like can be seen by using the other New
York Metro area soccer stadium – Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The 25,000-seat stadium has the same capacity as the proposed FMCP arena. At 117 feet, Red Bull Arena is just 13 feet shorter than the Unisphere, which sits less than half a mile away from the Fountain of Planets. A proposed stadium at the Fountain of Planets could possibly need to be elevated higher than the 117 feet of the Harrison, NJ, arena. The Fountain of Planets sits on land that is located directly on top of the Flushing River, and environmental advocates have expressed concern that the stadium would need to be elevated on a tall berm. The location above the Flushing River also calls into question the potential for pollution coming from the use of the stadium and excess foot traffic. Using the site plan for the stadium released by MLS last year, the length of the stadium would be able to fit five Unispheres – which measures 120 feet in diameter – from end to end. MLS has noted that the stadium would use up to 13 acres of parkland at FMCP for the proposed stadium. The league has stated that they have been in contact with Major League Baseball and the New York Mets about the use of Citi Field’s parking, in an attempt to lessen the impact on parkland. Parking for New York Mets games at Citi Field spans the parking area surrounding the stadium, along with areas beyond the lots, under the highway overpass located on the other end of Citi Field. Fans who decide to drive to a Major League Soccer game held at the proposed FMCP stadium, as noted in the image included here, could potentially have to walk one mile or more from their cars to the stadium. Making traffic and parking more complicated, if the stadium does get built, would be the construction of the retail and entertainment complex proposed at Willets Point. Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan for the area surrounding Citi Field would usurp part of the parking lot at Citi Field, possibly causing spots to be even more at a premium. – Steven J. Ferrari
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Queens Pride Puts Equality At The Forefront Queens Pride will welIsland City. The event come friends, families and will begin at 6 p.m. A neighbors to celebrate the $10 donation at the door 21st Queens Pride Parade will directly benefit the and Multicultural Festival wonderful efforts of the on Sunday, June 2 with a Ali Forney Center, which host of activities to proprovides housing and somote pride among and for cial services for LGBTQ the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, youth and hosts centers Transgender and Queer/ in Brooklyn, Manhattan Questioning (LGBTQ) and Queens. community of Queens and Fo r c o m p l e t e i n beyond. Again this year, formation on Queens banners will announce the Pride, visit the website, 37th Avenue route of the www.queenspride.org Parade and Festival. or email, info@queen“Our theme, ‘Equality. spride.org. Everyday. Everyone.’ acThe Queens Lesbian knowledges the extremely and Gay Pride Commitimportant decisions before tee, Inc. was founded in t he Supreme Court o n 1992 and is a registered marriage equality and the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) hard work that our New The route for Queens Pride will be marked with a special purple stripe down 37th corporation in the State York legislature must do Avenue. of New York. to provide full equality to For more informatransgender peoples,” said Chris will again host a reviewing stand May 30, Queens Pride will be tion, contact Queens Lesbian and Calvert, Co-chair of Queens in front of the Jackson Heights joined by Brooklyn Pride, New Gay Pride Committee, Inc., P.O. Post Office, which is where the York City Pride, Out Astoria and Box 720464. Pride. This year, the parade will hon- Queenie Awards are judged. Pride Alliance of Long Island to Jackson Heights, NY 11372; or PRYDE/Make the Road NY as The awards honor the ingenu- kick-off Pride with a party at Stu- (718) 228-7599; info@queena Grand Marshal. PRYDE, the ity and enthusiasm of groups in dio Square, 35-33 36th St., Long spride.org. LGBTQ Justice Project of Make their demonstration of LGBTQ the Road NY, works to empower pride and the theme of this year’s LGBTQ communities of Brooklyn event. The Festival begins at noon and Queens through organizing and education. Its membership is with nearly 100 vendors along intergenerational, ranging from 37th Road and 75th Street. Two ages 14 to 50 plus. It is one of stages will feature entertainment the few New York City groups throughout the day. The festival founded, led and constituted by will cap off with a performance low-income LGBTQ people of by George LaMond. When you color organizing around public hear the name George LaMond, policy issues that have impacts at you think of songs like “Bad of the the Citywide, State and national Heart,” ”Don’t Stop Believin’,” and “Si Tu Te Vas.” A Bronx nalevels. The Parade will kick-off at tive, LaMond’s musical career noon at 85th Street and 37th Av- began in the 6th grade, when he enue, ending at 75th Street. Mar- and school mates discovered that cus Woolen and Candy Samples he could sing. LaMond’s career spans more than two decades, and he has received nominations for several distinctive awards, includLast year, Queens Pride celebrated its 20th anniversary, as the City ing Best Male Pop Vocalist in 1992 Council delegation, led by (from left) Councilman Daniel Dromm, and Best Male R & B Vocalist by Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Jimmy Van the New York Music awards. He Bramer, marched in the annual parade. was also presented a gold record for the album “Entrega.” He was the winner in the 2000 New York Ace Awards for Best New Vocalist, the 1991 Winter Music Conference Award for Best Freestyle Singer and a 1991 Best Desi Arnez Vanguard Award. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New York’s WKTU. “We think Mr. LaMond will really get our crowd energized,” Hank Krumholz, co-chair of Queens Pride, said. Queens Pride is also collaboGeorge LaMond will cap off the The parade led to the festival, attended by hundreds of LGBTQ Queens Pride Festival with a rating on events to surround the supporters who filled the streets in Jackson Heights. parade and festival. On Thursday, concert after the parade. Photo provided
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Don’t Put LGBTQ Immigrants Back In Closet This story is tragic, but it is also fixable if Congress includes samesex couples in comprehensive immigration reform. This simple legislative fix could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people. According to a recent study published by the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute, 267,000 of the 11 million undocumented people living in this country identify as LGBTQ. And more than 32,000 immigrants share their lives with U.S. citizens that cannot sponsor them because their marriage or union is not recognized by the federal government. This is also an increasingly important issue for the Latino community and its growing electorate. Among undocumented LGBTQ immigrants, 71 percent are Latino. Latinos turned out to vote in huge numbers in 2012 because they want to see comprehensive immigration reform happen this year. And, whereas many people assume that Latinos oppose same-sex marriage, a recent poll conducted by Immigration Equality with Latino voters shows that 60 percent of them support inclusion of samesex families in comprehensive
By Daniel Dromm and Ana María Archila In recent weeks, two issues have dominated the news: samesex marriage and immigration reform. Too often, the media and politicians present these topics as separate human rights struggles. In truth, they are intimately linked to one another, and the fight for comprehensive immigration reform offers a critical opportunity for advancing LGBTQ equality by including same-sex couples. Take the story of Pablo and Santiago, a couple who participated in a recent LGBTQ Immigration Forum organized by Make the Road New York and Immigration Equality. Santiago, a U.S. citizen, fell deeply in love with Pablo while visiting Venezuela in the 1980s. Santiago asked Pablo to come with him to NYC, and 26 years later, they are still together. Two years ago, Pablo and Santiago got married, but Pablo is still undocumented because our current immigration laws do not recognize his same-sex marriage. Simply because Santiago is a man, he cannot sponsor his loving husband to become a U.S. citizen.
immigration reform. In short, this is an issue that resonates with Latinos and immigrants, and members of Congress should heed the voices of LGBTQ immigrants and their allies as they seek to reform our broken immigration system. In order to have a fully LGBTQ inclusive and comprehensive immigration reform, we need legislation that: includes a path to full citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country; preserves and prioritizes family unity for all, including same-sex couples; protects low-wage workers; ensures humane enforcement of immigration laws, including due process rights and reforms to immigration detention; lifts the one-year filing deadline for asylum; and that does not make low level offenses, such as prostitution-related charges, an obstacle to a path to citizenship. Up until now, too many of our Congressional leaders—even those who have publicly supported samesex marriage—have been silent about including same-sex couples when discussing immigration reform. To these elected officials, immigration and marriage equal-
ity are separate issues. But, for the myriad LGBTQ immigrants who cannot normalize their immigration status because of their sexual orientation, the failure to see how our broken immigration system disparately affects LGBTQ people has grave consequences. For LGBTQ immigrants, a path to citizenship and recognition of their families would mean no longer having to live in the shadows, and instead being able to live alongside their loved ones. We need Congressional leadership to include LGBTQ immigrants in any comprehensive immigration reform bill. Immigration reform is an LGBTQ issue, a racial justice issue and an economic rights issue. The demand from LGBTQ immigrants and their allies to Congress is simple: do not push our communities back in the closet. Instead, pass a fully inclusive comprehensive immigration reform bill. Councilman Daniel Dromm represents New York City’s 25th District in Queens. Ana María Archila is the coExecutive Director of Make the Road New York, a grassroots immigrants’ and LGBTQ rights organization.
By TrishA sAkhujA One of Queen’s very own, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), is proud to be married to his partner, Daniel Hendrick. The couple was happily married on July 28, 2012 in Long Island City after being together in a committed relationship for 14 years. Van Bramer and Hendrick met at a fundraiser for a gay community center in Queens in 1999, which was also during the time he served as the Chief External Affairs Officer of the Queens Public Library. Van Bramer is the first married openly-gay elected official in New York City, but his sexual orientation has never been one of the top concerns of his constituents. Van Bramer represents the 26th District, which includes Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria and Maspeth in Queens. He is also the chairman of the council’s Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee. He says the communities he oversees are more concerned about clean streets, education, affordable
Van Bramer Reflects On Year Of Marriage lic opinion has changed over the decades,” Van Bramer added. Van Bramer spoke of when he first came out to his family and friends at the age of 19 and since then, he has never looked back. “I wouldn’t want to hide who I am and there is nothing more important than being who I am because I am not ashamed of it,” he said. Van Bramer spoke about being a liaison between the City Council and the LGBT community as some might feel more comfortCouncilman Jimmy Van Bramer able speaking to him about their married his long-time partner, Daniel sexual orientation. He continues to hold forums Hendrick, last July. and marches where he speaks to students at various high schools housing, immigration and jobs. “Queens has come far because about being gay and the effects of I can see the amazing change in bullying. Recently, Van Bramer hosted the City as it relates to the community believing in equality,” Van a rally with his allies on May 20 at the LGBT Center in ManhatBramer said. “I have received an outpouring tan to denounce hate violence, of support since we announced the spring on a call for justice and to engagement, not even one nega- mourn the death of Marc Carson, tive comment,” he continued to a 33-year-old man who was shot in New York City’s Greenwich say about the community. “Even senior citizens congratu- Village. The incident is being reported lated me, which speaks to how pub-
as an anti-gay hate crime. “It was a powerful rally because it was good to see so many people join us as we marched to call an end of all hate crimes,” Van Bramer said. “It was a reminder to ourselves that his life matters and what happened is awful and unjustified.” Growing up as a son of two active union members, his stepfather, a public-school custodian and his mother, a cashier and meat wrapper at Pathmark supermarket in Long Island City, Van Bramer is very much aware of the needs of this community. His concerns are far from how a person chooses to live his or her personal life, but instead he focuses on community needs. The ideals of his career stem from the hard-work he witnessed for himself as he would follow his step-father to school. He works diligently to find justice for working people, promote equality for all and relay the importance of improving quality of life in the community. Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or at. email@example.com.
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Mother of the Gay Rights Movement
By Councilman Daniel Dromm Since 1974, I had been going to the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, as it was first called, in Manhattan and wanted to bring that feeling of celebration and of solidarity to Queens, especially in the wake of the anti-gay murder of Julio Rivera and battles over the Children of the Rainbow curriculum. Back in 1992, our first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride in Queens was a challenge. Many said we could not pull it off – that Queens would never support such an event. Most politicians did not want to be seen there. It turns out that first year was a great success, and Queens Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride is still going strong 21 years on. One challenge we did not have that first year was choosing our grand marshal. The choice was obvious. Queens was after all the home of the Mother of the Gay Rights movement: an unassuming woman, whose steadfast love for her son and her unwavering
commitment to do what was right transformed the world as we knew it. That woman, of course, was Jeanne Manford, who passed away in January at the age of 92. Always looking for ways to reach families, Jeanne agreed to be the grand marshal, but made me promise to start a PFLAG chapter after Pride. Sure enough, the day after the first Queens Pride, Jeanne was on the phone, asking when we were going to meet to organize PFLAG Queens! My own mother got involved and, as they say, “the rest was history.” When Jeanne got something in her head, there was no stopping her. She resolutely marched down 5th Avenue with us on that fateful day in 1972 when a photographer took that iconic image of her hand-written sign declaring, "Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for Our Children." She marched with us when it was not popular to do so. We have to remember homosexuality was still considered a mental illness by the medical profession. Sodomy laws were on the books
in nearly every state. Most LGBT individuals lived their lives in fear of discrimination, rejection and even violence. But Jeanne would have none of it. Her son was neither sick nor a criminal, but rather deserved what every child deserved: a safe and welcoming home and community. Long before nearly anyone else, Jeanne saw a faint glimmer of hope on the distant horizon and used her life to help that light grow so that no one would have to live in darkness. Jeanne sent extraordinarily powerful messages not only to us in the LGBT community, but also to the wider society. To the LGBT individuals so desperate for any sign of acceptance, her actions said, "You are loved." Each of us who knew Jeanne or simply knew of her got the message loud and clear. We knew we all were Jeanne's children. To the rest of society, Jeanne spoke as only a mother could, a mother whose heart was brimming with devotion to her son Morty and whose mind was re-
solved that she would not lose another child. During her numerous media appearances, Jeanne spoke so plainly and clearly. Her matter-of-factness was shocking at the time. Jeanne's legacy just keeps growing as we all continue to draw from the boundless love that Jeanne has left us. I have recently read about a Chinese woman affectionately called Mama Wu who is now bringing the PFLAG message to the country with the largest number of parents, families and friends of LGBT individuals. And it all began in a house on 171st Street in Flushing at a very dark time for LGBT individuals, when a mother’s unconditional love for her son grew into a movement that would change the world. Daniel Dromm is Queens’ first openly gay elected official. He currently represents the 25th District of the NYC Council which includes the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst. He is also the founder of Queens LGBT Pride.
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PFLAG Teaches Love And Acceptance
By NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Nearly two decades ago, Anne Quashen learned that one of her sons was gay. Unsure of how to react to the news, she searched for a place that would help her celebrate and embrace her son and stumbled upon Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – a nonprofit that does just that. “I had all the questions that society makes parents think about,” said Quashen, who now serves as president of the Queens PFLAG chapter. “Their safety, their health, grandchildren and all the other questions that come to mind. You wonder who you can talk to and who can understand.” After attending her first meeting, Quashen walked away enlightened. Many of her questions were answered but more importantly, she had the opportunity to chat
with parents and friends who were going through the same thing. “When I came away, I knew this was a group of people I would like to be involved with,” she said. “Our problems become the same in many ways and we relate to each other in many ways and we like to find to a solution to how we act and react.” Soon after she learned her son was gay, she made it a point to fly out of state and spend two weeks with her son to reassure him that her love for him has not changed because of his sexuality. “I think it’s the basis of what PFLAG is all about,” she said. “If parents care about their children, you can work out any of these other details. The reassurance that gay people need is the same that straight people need.” The idea for PFLAG began in
Scenes From Queens Pride 2012:
Photos by Ira Cohen
The Queens Center for Gay Seniors takes part in the 2012 Pride Parade.
The family of Julio Rivera served as the Grand Marshals for last year’s parade.
Jeanne Manford took part in the march down 5th Avenue in Manhattan in 1972. Photo provided. 1972 when Jeanne Manford, fed up with the way society treated members of the LGBT community, marched with her gay son, Morty, in New York’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March, known as today’s Gay Pride Parade. After many gays and lesbians ran up to Manford and asked her to speak with their parents, she decided to form a support group. The first formal meeting took place in 1973 and approximately 20 people attended. For the next two decades, PFLAG, formally the Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, experienced significant growth and today, the nonprofit has more than 200,000 members and supporters as well as local affiliates in more than 350 communities across the United States and abroad. While Quashen walked into
her first meeting with an open heart and open mind, she admits there are many instances in which parents and friends of the LGBT community are not always as accepting and need the guidance of PFLAG. “Parents don’t have all the answers and are bombarded with the same societal problems but this way, there is somebody they can talk to and they are then able to get the understanding that is necessary so they can go back to their child and relate to them,” she said. “If you have that basic love for your child, you can make it work.” For more information about PFLAG, or to learn how you can become a member, visit www.pflag. org. Reach Reporter Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scenes From Queens Pride 2012:
The Broadway company of “Wicked” were on hand performing during the festivities.
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CINEMAROSA Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary CINEMAROSA, New York City’s monthly film screening series, will celebrate its ninth anniversary and its dedication to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer community with a special presentation focusing on Queer Latin local and international artists whose works explore various issues in relation to LGBTQ experiences through film, poetry and performance. The programming will be held at the Queens Museum of Art on May 26 at 3 p.m. It will include film screenings and performances. There is a $5 suggested admission donation. Created by Hector Canonage in 2004, CINEMAROSA has been recognized as the leading independent LBGTQ film program in New York City. The celebration’s film screening is of “Ausente (Absent),” a 2011 Argentinian film directed by Marco Berger. A favorite of the festival circuit, and winner of various international awards, this feature film tells the story of a young man, Martin, who tries to find a whole series of excuses to subtly invade the privacy of his swimming instructor. When his intentions dawn on him, the teacher’s integrity has already
CINEMAROSA will celebrate its ninth anniversary with a film screening and performances on May 26 at Queens Museum of Art.
been compromised and only an unexpected turn of events could help solve what might seem as an abuse of an adult by a minor. There will be three performances held as part of the celebration. “Awaken, Sleeping Dummies,” by Samantha Galarza, is an experimental spoken word piece positioned from the experiences of a young queer woman of color living in New York. It is a critical social commentary on queer identity, fluidity, the limitations of binary framing, the U.S. prison
industrial complex, white privilege and the complacency that keeps people from connecting institutional systems of power to everyday oppression and violence. Galarza is a storyteller with a dream that the story will one day change. An actress, singer, writer, art-ivist and experimental performer, she strives to create and perform art that deconstructs colonial narratives; pieces that reflect her voice, her vision of unity and her rebellion. Her work explores queer identity, gender, substance
abuse, urban youth politics, immigration and policy that disproportionately affects people of color. “Memories Like Kool Aid,” by Richard Gamboa, is a performance piece that reflects on the artist’s personal experiences growing up as a Queer kid in the suburbs of Chicago. The poetic narrative includes aspects of resistance and self-control, while evoking emotive and funny moments of what it is to be a Queer Latino. Gamboa is an academic, activist and artist who is dedicated to the social change potentials of art and art-making. In 2010, Gamboa moved to NYC to expand his performance practice and filmmaking. He is currently receiving his M.A. in Arts Politics at New York University where he will pursue his Ph.D. in American Studies while continuing to produce performance and media work independently. In “Besame Mucho,” Canonge playfully connects with the audience and says goodbye to New York City for the summer. Come and be ready to a flux of kisses and romantic encounters. Be ready to be surprised and to participate in this kissable experience. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
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Part Of The Tapestry The people of Queens come in all colors, shapes and sizes. We speak more than 150 languages, hail from more than 120 countries; we have different tastes and different styles. The majority of LGBT men and women in Queens blend in with the rest of the community. Walking down the street, nobody would know who is gay or straight. Most of the time. There is one day a year – the first Sunday in June – that the LGBT community in Queens steps out in their own unique style. Some are subdued, others are more extreme. All of them are having a good time. There are those who march with purpose, those who dance the length of the parade and those who just walk side-by-side, hand-in-hand, displaying their pride in who they are, and in the borough that accepts them. We welcome all.
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Jim Henson Legacy Finds A New Home By Trisha sakhuja The Jim Henson Legacy is here to stay in the Museum of the Moving Image. Many have grown up watching The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, but some may not recognize the creator of these legendary puppets, James Maury “Jim” Henson, award winning television producer, screenwriter and film director, who died on May 16, 1990. The museum, located in Astoria, will build a new gallery devoted to Henson’s most important and lasting achievements. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with other elected officials, community members, Miss Piggy, Gobo Fraggle and Oscar the Grouch, announced that the family of Jim Henson has donated nearly 400 puppets, costumes, props and other meaningful objects to the Museum. The new gallery, which has anchored $2.75 million in funding from the City of New York for its construction, will be home to many of the characters Henson created throughout the years. The project has a fundraising goal of
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and television production, such as Sam and Friends, The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. The collection will be comprised of approximately 200 puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Gobo Fraggle, the Mayor Mike Bloomberg spars with Oscar the Grouch Swedish Chef and during the announcement that the Jim Henson Lega- Statler and Waldorf. “It’s only fitting c y would find a home at the Museum of the Moving that this extraordinary Image. collection of puppets, $5 million and is expected to open to costumes, props and more should find a the public in the winter of 2014-2015. home in New York, where imagination Artifacts from the Henson fam- and free expression are part of the fabily will be displayed as a collection to ric of our City, and where anyone who’s form a dynamic visitor experience in a watched an episode of Sesame Street new 2,200-square-foot gallery on the sees the inspiration provided by the Museum’s second floor. The collection vibrant neighborhoods and characters will include puppets, costumes, sketches that make our City so extraordinary,” and storyboards from every major film said Bloomberg. While the Mayor spoke on stage, Miss Piggy, Gobo Fraggle and Oscar the Grouch made special appearances from behind the podium to interject Bloomberg’s testimony by making jokes on how clean the streets are and also attempted to steal the spotlight from the Mayor. The Mayor also planted a very memorable kiss on Miss Piggy’s cheek after hot antipasto platter for two as our Porto Bello Pizzeria telling the crowd of the long history they starter dish, which included two-moz4318 Ditmars Blvd., astoria have shared. zarella sticks, eggplant rollatini, fried (718) 204-8766 Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Exzucchini and fried calamari. www.portobellopizzeria.com The platter was a great kick off to hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri.-sat. 11 a.m. to 11 dinner, especially the eggplant rollatini, because the cheese and eggplant was p.m. in perfect proportion to one another. CuisiNe: Pizza, italian The fried zucchini with a side of DeliverY: Yes marinara sauce was full of flavor with CreDiT CarDs: Yes, all major the right amount of crispiness. The main course came with two Once a small family-run pizzeria, By joe Marvilli Porto Bello Pizzeria is now a full-ser- zesty pasta dishes, one being the rigaThe Musical Saw Festival will return toni fiorentina, which included vice restaurant with a dining to Astoria this year for a day of perforroom and a menu expanded RESTAURANT chicken, fresh spinach and mance and other artistic projects. mozzarella tossed in a delifrom pizza to an assortment The 10th edition of the festival is a cious creamy pink sauce with of pastas, meats and seaconcert and art exhibit dedicated to the rigatoni. The second dish was food entrees. 300-year-old art of playing music on a their classic and superb pasta Since Porto Bello Pizzeria carpenter’s handsaw. The performances with a creamy vodka sauce. opened its doors in 1999, it will take place on June 1 at 2 p.m. at Even though our appetite has been committed to its Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 31was full, we couldn’t resist customers by keeping the 18 37th St., Astoria. It costs $10 for the variety of desserts listed value of its food high, but admission to the festival. REVIEW on the dessert menu. not increasing the prices of While the festival used to be annual, Dessert was the highlight their dishes. it has recently switched to be held once The restaurant’s vibe was very wel- of the night because we savored every every two years. To celebrate their 10th coming with the proper amount of sweet bite. I ordered the chocolate tianniversary, there will be a 12-piece lighting, comfortable seating and great ramisu and Natalia ordered the orange orchestra premiering five new composisorbet. The tiramisu was very light and service. tions for the musical saw from two comMy colleague, Natalia Kozikowska, soft with the perfect amount of sweetposers, Ady Cohen and Scott Munson. and I started the evening with a basket ness. The orange sorbet was a sweet Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz, who is also of warm bread and butter, and a slice and refreshing delectable. the founder and organizer of the Musical Porto Bello provided a wonderful of fresh bruschetta topped with tiny toSaw Festival, will present the instrument as matoes, red onions and mozzarella on dining experience in a family-friendly a part of music used in film and television. atmosphere. toasted Italian bread. There will be a variety of artistic proj-Trisha sakhuja Our server, Andrew, suggested the ects that focus on the musical saw. For
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ecutive Director, was elated to say the establishment of this gallery is a major step forward for the Museum and it represents a cornerstone of the Museum’s 25th anniversary campaign. “We are tremendously grateful to the Henson family and to the City of New York for identifying the Museum as a location of a permanent New York City attraction devoted to this transformational figure,” said Goodman. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (DSunnyside) reminisced about growing up in Astoria when it was a desolate neighborhood with not a lot of activity. “We have seen tremendous growth in the neighborhood because of the establishment of the Museum, the Kauffman Studios, the flourishing arts and the amazing array of restaurants,” said Van Bramer. Cheryl Henson, daughter of the late Jane and Jim Henson, was elated to know her father’s characters, many of which were created, sewn and glued in New York City, will permanently be housed in the heart of the Borough. “Our fondness for this City and its institutions is deeply rooted as New York City was home for the Jim Henson Company for many years and is now for the Jim Henson Workshop in Long Island City,” she said. “It is especially meaningful that the Moving Image should be home to this select collection as it was this Museum in 2012 that the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World concluded its very successful five-year national tour.” Reach Reporter Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astoria Holds 10th Musical Saw Festival example, there will be paintings by several artists and a piece of poetry will be read by Willa France. “Involving other art forms around the subject of making music with a carpenter’s handsaw takes us to a higher level because it gives us different angles of looking at the musical saw,” spokesperson Michelle Nishry said. Workshops will be held as well to educate attendees about various aspects of the musical saw. Olivier Doucet will teach a workshop about his technique, which includes edge modification, how to avoid scratching sound and more. Doc George will cover the hammered musical saw. Mike Waldeck Jr. will go over miking the musical saw. Thom Eno will teach a beginner’s workshop. “The Saw Festival is the only time/ place where musical saw players can meet one another,” Nishry said. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
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ELDER LAW Thursday, May 30 McGoldrick library at 5. Friday, May 31 North Hills library at 1:30. Monday, June 3 North Forest Park library at 3. FAHRENHEIT 451 Thursday, May 30 at the East Flushing library at 11. FRESH MEADOWS T h u r s d ay, M ay 3 0 “A Ta l e o f Two C i t i e s ” d i s cussed at 2:30 at the Fresh Meadows lib ra r y. HOLLIS MYSTERY Thursday, May 30 “The Spellman Files” discussed at 5:30 at the Hollis library. FAR ROCKAWAY Friday, May 31 “A Farewell to Arms” discussed at noon at the Far Rockaway library. ROSARIANS Saturday, June 1 Queens Botanical Garth dens will host the 13 Annual Great Rosarians of the World East Coast Lecture Series. 8863800, ext. 230. CHINESE OPERA Saturdays, June 1, 8, 22, 29 lectures on Chinese Opera and Drama at 4 at the Flushing library. URBAN BOOK CLUB Sunday, June 2 2:30 Central library.
TEENS CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. LAPTOPS Mondays-Thursdays Hollis library at 3. URBAN COMICS Tu e s d a y, May 28 Queens Village library at 4. QUILTING CLUB Wednesday, May 29 Central library at 4. GAME DAY Wednesdays Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library. MYSTERY CRAFT Thursday, May 30 Windsor Park library at 4. PRE-GED CLASS Thursdays and Fridays until June 28 pre-GED Classes at the Cambria H e i g h t s l i b r a r y. 4 8 0 4300. GREEN CRAFTS Thursdays, May 30, June 6 Broadway library at 4. FLUSHING ANIME Thursdays, May 30, June 6 Flushing library at 4. SEWING CLASS Thursday, May 30 Poppenhusen library at 4. ROBOTIC WORKSHOP Thursday, May 30 Ridgewood library at 4. MANGA CLUB Thursday, May 30 Corona library at 5. READING BUDDIES Thursday, May 30 McGoldrick library at 5. MANGA DRAWING Thursdays South Ozone Park library at 4. CHESS CLUB Thursdays Rochdale Village library 4:30. RECORDING STUDIO Fridays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 R e c o r d i n g Studio Workshop: Audio Engineering, Editing and Mixing at 2:45 at the Far Rockaway library. WII GAMING Friday, May 31 Queens Village library at 4. TEEN MOVIES Friday, May 31 Central library at 3:30. HAPPY HOUR Fridays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21 Flushing library at 4. CHESS CLUB Friday, May 31 Woodside library at 4. MS BOOK CLUB Friday, May 31 Pomonok Middle School Book Club at 4:30. FAHRENHEIT 451 Friday, May 31 movie at the Sunnyside library at 4:30. CULTURAL BREAKOUT Friday, May 31 communit y celebration with lo-
cal musicians at the Lefrak Cit y library at 6. WII GAMES Friday, May 31 McGoldrick library at 6. BOOK BUDDIES Friday, May 31 Fresh Meadows library at 4. TEEN ZONE Friday, May 31 Queens Village library at 4. MOVIE AFTERNOON Fridays Central library at 3:30. WII FRIDAYS Fridays at the Hollis library at 3:30. GAME DAY Fridays at 4 at the Sunnyside librar y.
SENIORS BASIC COMPUTERS Tuesdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 South Ozone Park library at 11. CLEARVIEW CENTER Tu e s d a y, May 28 Jokercise at 12:45. Thursday, May 30 History with Hy at 10:15. Friday, May 31 Current Events at 12:45. Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 th Avenue, Bayside. ELDER LAW Thursday, May 30 McGoldrick library at 5. Friday, May 31 North Hills library at 1:30. Monday, June 3 North Forest Park library at 3. Elder Law, Estate Plann i n g , Tr u st s a n d A s s e t Protection. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Friday, May 31 Bellerose library. 641-3911 register. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Monday, June 3 W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b r a r y. 468-8300 to register. AARP 4158 Tuesdays, June 11, July 9 North Flushing chapter 4158 meets at noon at Church on the Hill, 1 6 7 - 0 7 3 5 th A v e n u e , Flushing. AARP29 Thursday, June 13 AARP29 meets at Grace Houses Communit y Room, 155-02 90 th Avenue, Jamaica at noon. AARP3334 Monday, June 17 at St. Kevin’s Parish Center in Flushing. 224-0478. ONGOING EVENTS SOUTH ASIAN Alternate Saturdays Selfhelp BR-PS Senior Center in Flushing. Indian-st yle activities, lunch. 886-5777. DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mondays Lunch, lesson and congenial play. Pride of Judea. 423-6200.
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Queens Today YOUTH QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and preschool programs and more. Contact local branches. PIGEON’S PART Y Saturday, May 25 Central library at 3:30. ZUMBA FITNESS Saturday, May 25 Central library at 2. CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. MATH HELP Saturdays for grades 48 Flushing library at 10. SCIENCE LAB Saturdays Central library at 11. CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. GAME NIGHTS Monday, May 27 Richmond Hill library at 5. CRAFT KIDS Mondays Flushing library at 3:30. S TORY T I M E Mondays at 3:30 at the Peninsula library. BEGIN CHESS Mondays at 3:30 Windsor Park library. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays Douglaston library at 4. HOMEWORK HELP Daily McGoldrick library at 3. Monday through Thursday at the Fresh Meadows library at 4 and at the Rosedale library at 3:30. URBAN COMICS Tu e s d a y, M ay 28 Auburndale library. Register. CHESS Tuesdays, May 28, June 11, 18 Rosedale library at 4. SANDY COLLAGE Tuesdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Arverne library at 5. COMPUTERS Tu e s d a y, M ay 28 Ridgewood library. Register. SCIENCE LAB Tu e s d ay, M a y 2 8 C o rona library at 6. REPTILE EDVENTURE Tuesday, May 28 South Jamaica library at 4. HEALTH & SCIENCE Tu e s d a y, M ay 28 McGoldrick library at 5. NATURE KIDS Tuesday s Sunnyside library at 3:15. KNIT & CROCHET Tuesdays at 5 Rochdale Village library. CRAFT TUESDAYS Tu e s d a y s Cambria Heights library at 4. KNITTING CLUB Wednesday, May 29 Corona library at 5:30.
MORNING STORY TIME Wednesday, May 29 Kew Gardens Hills library. Register. ECO-CRAFTS Wednesdays, May 29, June 12, 26 Astoria library at 11:30. FRIENDSHIP BRACELET Wednesday, May 29 Flushing library at 3. SCIENCE PROGRAM Wednesday, May 29 Central library at 4:30. READING FOR FUN Wednesdays at the Laurelton library at 3:30. CRAFTIVITIES Wednesdays East Flushing library. Register. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library and 4:30 Poppenhusen library. GAME DAY Wednesdays Howard Beach library at 5. ARTS & CRAFTS Wednesdays at the Auburndale library at 4. CRAFTERNOONS Wednesdays at the Ridgewood library. Register. YOUNG LEADERS Wednesdays and Fridays Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton at the Laurelton library at 3:30. READ TO A DOG Thursday, May 30 North Hills library at 4. SEWING CLASS Thursday, May 30 Poppenhusen library at 4. MANGA CLUB Thursday, May 30 Corona library at 5. READING BUDDIES Thursday, May 30 McGoldrick library at 5. REPTILE EDVENTURE Thursday, May 30 Briarwood library at 4. STICK PUPPETS Thursday, May 30 Richmond Hill library at 4. MANGA DRAWING Thursdays South Ozone Park library at 4. GAME ON Thursdays at the Central library at 3:30. CHESS CLUB Thursdays Rochdale Village library at 4:30. MANGA DRAWING Friday, May 31 Broadway library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Friday, May 31 Fresh Meadows library at 4. BOARD GAMES Friday, May 31 Windsor Park library at 4. VIDEO/BOARD GAMES Fridays, May 31, June 7, 21, 28 Rochdale Village library at 4:30. SPRING STORY TIME Fridays, May 31, June 7, 14 South Hollis library
at 11:15. GAME DAY Friday, May 31 McGoldrick library at 5. CRAFT CLUB Fridays Peninsula library at 3. GAME DAY Fridays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays Briarwood library at 4. East Flushing Register. Ozone Park at 3. GAME DAY Fridays Windsor Park at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30 and W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b ra r y. Register. WHAT’S THAT SOUND? Saturday, June 1 “The Orchestra” at the Ridgewood library at 2.
MISCELLANEOUS SUIT DRIVE NYS Democrats Caucus of Color will hold a Suite Drive. Donate suits and work attire. 407-9287. IMMIGRATION Saturdays 10-1 at Council Member Leroy Comrie’s district office. 776-3700. REHEARSALS Saturdays, Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill begins rehearsals at St. John’s in Richmond Hill. www.richmondhillny.com/ Art sSMC.
PARENTS OPEN FORUM Tuesday, May 28 Three Powerful Tools to Help Yo u r C h i l d S u c c e e d i n School at 7 at the Lefrak Cit y library. SCRAPBOOKING Friday, May 31 scrapbooking for preemie parents in Flushing. 670-2920. AUTISM WORKSHOP Saturday, June 1 “Beyond the Basics” at the Broadway library at 3. PSYCHOLOGICAL CTR Family and child therapy, parent management training and more. 5700500 sliding scale. KIDS KORNER Weekdays Central Queens YM-YWHA in Forest Hills. For K-6. 2685011, ext. 203. ANIBIC Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc. sponsors programs for those through adulthood. 423-9550.
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Queens Today MEETINGS JEWISH VETS Sundays, May 26, June 23 Jewish War Veterans of the USA Lipsky/Blum Post meet at the Kissena Jewish Center in Flushing. 463-4742. Korean Wa r Ve t S o c c e r Te a m also meets. ED COUNCIL 26 Tuesday, May 28 Communit y District Education Council 26 meets at 7 at MS74, 61-15 Oceania Street, Bayside. Special performance by the Ballroom Dancers. QHC TOASTMASTERS Tuesdays, May 28, June 11, 25 QHC Toastmasters meet at 5:15 in the New Building, 5 th floor, room A540 at 82-68 164th Street, Jamaica. CAMERA CLUB Tuesdays, May 28, June 11, 18, 25 Southeast Queens Camera Club meets at Roy Wilkins Family Rec. Center 347528-7178. TOASTMASTERS CLUB Thursday, May 30 Briarwood library at 5:45. WRITING CLUB Thursday, May 30 Peninsula library at 2. ONGOING MEETINGS GARDENING CLUB Saturdays in the Steinway library courtyard at 4. ORATORIO SOCIETY Mondays at 7:45 at Temple Beth Sholom in Flushing. 279-3006. Auditions required. COMMUNITY SINGERS M o n d ay s C o m m u n i t y Singers start rehearsals for their spring concert at 8 at Messiah Lutheran in Flushing. 658-1021. GLEE CLUB Tuesdays Bayside Men’s Glee Club rehearses at 7:30 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 214-35 40 th Avenue, Bayside. 9616852. SCRABBLE CLUB Tu e s d a y s a t t h e E a st Flushing library at 3:30. FM CAMERA Tuesdays Fresh Meadows Camera Club. 917-6123463. FH SYMPHONY Wednesdays the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra rehearses at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 516-785-2532. EMOTIONS ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Support group for a variet y of emotions.. WOMEN’S GROUP Fridays Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. 461-3193.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS POWERPOINT Saturday, May 25 Central librar y. Register. INTER. POWERPOINT Saturday, May 25 Central librar y. Register. JOB READINESS Saturdays, May 25, June 17 resumes, cover letters, job interview and beyond at 2:30 at the Cambria Heights library. JOB READINESS Mondays Job Readiness and computer assistance 2-6 at the South Jamaica librar y. JOB SEARCH Mondays free job search and computer help every Monday 11-2 at the Astoria library. BRIDGE Mondays e x c e p t h o l i days 12-4 at Pride of Judea in Douglaston. Lesson & play $10. Partners arranged. 423-6200. ADULT CHESS Mondays and Thursdays Queens Village library at 5:30. DOWNLOAD E-BOOKS Tuesday, May 28 Flushing library. Register. BEGIN EXCEL Tuesday, May 28 Flushing library. Register. MASTERING EXCEL Tuesday, May 28 LIC library. Register. BASIC COMPUTERS Tuesdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Bellerose library. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18 McGoldrick library at 11. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesdays, May 28, June 11 Bellerose library. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tu e s d ay, M a y 2 8 Fa r Rockaway library at 2. BEGIN INTERNET Tuesday, May 28 Central librar y. Register. TECHNOLOGIST IS IN Tu e s d a y, M a y 2 8 re ceive personal instruction at the Pomonok library. Register. CHESS Tu e s d a y s Ro s e d a l e l i brary at 4. SMALL BUSINESS Tuesdays Small Business Workshop at the Central library. Register. GET YOUR YARNS OUT! Tuesdays after evening Minyan at 8, knitters, c r o c h e t e r s , needlepointers, and others meet at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 2637000, ext. 200. COMPUTER CLASS Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Woodside library at 5:45.
BEGIN E-MAIL Wednesday, May 29 Central library. Register. RESUME/COVER LTR Wednesday, May 29 Central library. Register. BEGIN EXCEL Wednesday, May 29 Pomonok library. Register. BEGIN INTERNET Wednesday, May 29 Windsor Park library at 11:39. BIKE REPAIR Wednesday, May 29 fixa-flat at the LIC library. Register. SIGN LANGUAGE Wednesday, May 29 learn American Sign Language at the Richmond Hill library at 4:30. LINKEDIN Wednesday, May 29 Central library. Register. WATERCOLOR Wednesdays all techniques and subjects at the National Art League.9691128. PINTEREST Thursday, May 30 Central librar y. Register. MOCK INTERVIEWS Thursdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Central librar y. Register. PRE-GED CLASS Thursdays and Fridays through June 28 Cambria Heights library. 480-4300. CODEACADEMY LAB Thursday, May 30 teach yourself computer languages. Central librar y. Register. OFFICE SUITE Thursday, May 30 Poppenhusen library at noon. BUSINESS BASICS Thursday, May 30 Corona library at 5. COVER LETTERS Thursday and Friday, May 30, 31 LIC library. Register. LEARN CHINESE Thursdays North Forest Park library at 6. LEARN ARABIC Fridays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 C e n t r a l l i brary at 4:30. INTRO INTERNET Friday, May 31 Central library. Register. CHESS CLUB Fridays at 3:30 at the Auburndale library and 4 at the Woodside library.
ALUMNI QUEEN OF ANGELS S u n d a y , J u n e 3 0 60 t h anniversary picnic 1-5 at Sunnyside Gardens Park. Free. Food and beverages will be sold. 9373244.
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Queens Today ENTERTAINMENT SPRING CONCERT Saturday, May 25 Chinese folk songs and Italian opera arias at the Flushing library at 2. BAROQUE CONCERT Saturday, May 25 Forest Hills library at 2:30. HIP HOP Saturday, May 25 Hip Hop Appreciation with Hip Hop Book Club at the Central library at 4. NU URBAN CAFÉ Saturdays live jazz, r&b, open mic 8-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917817-8653. SKYFALL Sunday, May 26 James Bond movie “Skyfall” at the Central library at 2. BINGO Tuesdays 7:15 American Mart yrs C h u rc h in Bayside. 464-4582. Tuesdays 7:15 (doors open 6) Rego Park Jewish Center. 459-1000. $3 admission includes 12 games. SCRABBLE Tuesdays Fresh Meadows library at 2. CHESS Tuesdays 4 Rosedale library. FAHRENHEIT 451
Wednesday, May 29 movie at the Queens Village library at 3. DR MEETS GARIFUNA Friday, May 31 Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700, ext. 222. DYSTOPIAN FILMS Friday, May 31 “The Book of Eli.” Screening and discussion of film at 2 at the Flushing library. DHAMMA BROTHERS Friday, May 31 film follows the stories of a group of Alabama state penitentiary inmates who volunteer to participate in a Buddhist meditation program. Central library at 4. CULTURAL BREAKOUT Friday, May 31 communit y celebration with local musicians to help suppor t the librar y. L efra k Cit y library at 6. NU URBAN CAFÉ Fridays live jazz and r&b 9-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917-817-8653. GAME DAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven library. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. BLUE PIPA
Saturday, June 1 1:30 Blue Pipa, Inc. presents “From Harlem to Shanghai and Back” at the Flushing library. TAMPOPO Saturday, June 1 comic paean to love, food and classic Westerns in Japanese with English subtitles at the Steinway library at 2. LOCAL ARTISTS Saturday, June 1 local artists exhibit their work at the Cambria Heights library at 3. GARDEN OF SULEYMAN Saturday, June 1 a Near Eastern Music and Dance Odyssey at the Flushing library at 5. ASTRONOMY NIGHT Saturday, June 1 at 8 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. $14 adults, $8 children. FH SYMPHONY Sunday, June 2 at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 374-1627. 405 B LUES BAND Sunday, June 2 The 405 Blues Band performs at the Central library at 3. RUINS OF ATHENS Sunday, June 2 Astoria Symphony Orchestra and
HEALTH Choir at St. Joseph’s in Astoria. 917-460-4289. OUTDOOR FESTIVAL Sunday, June 2, Thalia Spanish Theatre’s in Thomson Hill Park, Sunnyside. 729-3880.
ENVIRONMENT POWERING FUTURE Saturday, May 25 “Ene r g y E f f i c i e n c y. ” Fa r Rockaway library at 4. FOOD WASTE DROPOFF Saturdays 1-3 at the Broadway and LIC library.
DANCE ISRAELI FOLK Mondays 7:15-9:45 at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 182-02 Union Turnpike. $10 session. 380-4145. LINE DANCING Mondays 6:30-9:30 at Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Avenue. $7. Cake and coffee. 565-2259. COUNTRY LINE Wednesdays 7-10 at the S TA R S Building, 8 Coleman Square, Howard Beach. $10.
YOGA Saturdays through September 8 9:30-10:30 and 11-12 and Sundays 1011. Socrates Sculpture, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC. TAI CHI Sundays through September 9 11-12 at Socrates Sculpture, 3201 Vernon Blvd., LIC. HEALTH INFO Mondays, May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 health information from the Internet at the Langston Hughes library at 10. BREAST CANCER Mondays Young Women with Breast Cancer 78:30 at Adelphi Breast Cancer Program. 516877-4314. METASTATIC BREAST Second and Fourth Mondays 1:30-3:00 at Adelphi Breast Cancer Program. 516-877-4314. MEN BREAST CANCER Second Mondays 7-8:30 at Adelphi Breast Cancer Program. 516-877-4314. CHAIR YOGA Tu e s d a y , M ay 28 Douglaston librar y. Register. ALZHEIMERS Tuesdays, May 28, June
11, 25 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237. STRESS & ANXIETY Tuesday, May 28 Queens Village library at 11:30. MASSAGE THERAPY Wednesday, May 29 174-03 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows 9-2. STRENGTH TRAINING Wednesday, May 29 at NYHQ, 174-03 Horace Harding Expressway 1-2. HEART PATIENTS Wednesday, May 29 Stress Managementin Fresh Meadows. 6701695. 6-7:30. AEROBICS Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Shape UP NYC at the Central library at 4.
DINNER PRIDE BREAKFAST Sunday, June 2 PreQueens Pride Parade breakfast at the Jewish Center of Jackson H e i g h t s , 3 7 - 0 6 7 7 th Street. March with Danny Dromm’s contingent right after breakfast.
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Taking A Ride
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer takes part in National Bike to Work month last week. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is riding his bike around town. While celebrating National Bike to Work Month, Van Bramer, along with members of his staff, promoted physical fitness on May 17. Van Bramer rode his bike with his suit, dress shoes and helmet on from his home in Sunnyside to speak to students during Career Days at
IS 10 and PS 111. Not only did his staff break a sweat, but the Councilman’s husband also joined the fun by riding his bike from his home to his job on Wall Street. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and a clean environment is all well and good, but we here at the QConf wonder how Van Bramer found such a clean street to ride his bike on? It must be a part of the Clean Streets Initiative.
Chef Of Queens - Alexis Chamoff Although she is just finishing college, Alexis Chamoff has already proven her skill in the culinary field, specifically by being the latest winner of the American Culinary Federation Northeast Student Chef of the YearAward after a live competition at the 2013 ACF Northeast Regional Conference in Verona, New York. The Flushing chef and garde manger at Tolani prepared a chicken trio of roasted breast, Maghreb spiced tart and petit roulade with spring vegetables and a porthedgehog mushroom pan sauce in order to grab the victory. She will now head to Las Vegas in July where she will compete for the national title and $1,000. “I am that type of competitor that shows no fluster or nervousness, but believe me, I was jumping up and down in my head. I had the help of my instructors Chef Sommo, Chef Slocum and Chef Margiotta, who watched me practice every day and would give me critiques on everything that I would do wrong,” she said. “Once I heard my name at the awards dinner, a whole rush of excitement came and the smile never left my face.” Chamoff’s strong interest in cooking came during her high school years, when she and her brother started watching the Food Network and making whatever they saw for dinner. From there, she branched out and started to create her own recipes. This exploration ultimately led her to SUNY Delhi, where she will graduate this spring with a BA in culinary arts management. “I wanted be in a school that had an amazing program, but also not just cu-
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linary,” Chamoff said. “I wanted to meet people and have friends in completely different majors.” Her college experience has given some valuable lessons in how to get the best results while cooking. “Time management and organization is probably the most helpful thing I have learned because that is what it’s all about in the long run,” she said. As college wraps up, Chamoff is hard at work on preparing for the ACF national competition. “My coach and I are currently coming up with a dish, but nothing is set yet, but I do plan on going into this competition in Vegas with the same amount of hard work and intensity,” she said.
Stuck Up A Tree
Often times, when a cat gets stuck in a tree, a law enforcement officer comes to rescue the furry feline. But during one routine rescue last week, it was the cop that needed the rescuing. According to multiple published reports, a police officer got stuck in a tree while attempting to rescue a cat atop a tree outside of PS 213 in Bayside. The cop climbed up about
30 feet to get the cat and, like the conundrum the feline was in, the officer became stuck in the tree and was unable to get down. The FDNY responded to the call to get both the officer and the cat, taking about 20 minutes to do so. We’re sure that the firefighters had a good laugh when this job came over the dispatcher because this is not an every day occurrence.
On a routine stroll through Corona last week, a QConf reporter did a double take as he passed by this van parked on the corner of 37th Avenue and Junction Boulevard. The paint job on the van had an unfortunate break in its lettering, leaving us wondering if anyone was looking to take the van up on its offer.
Although locals have been enjoying the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden for more than 100 years, it was just recently recognized by Food and Wine magazine as one of the best 15 outdoor bars
in the country. The national publication touted the bar’s variety of beer and hearty foods. The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden located at 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria,
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