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Vol. 41, No. 34 Aug. 25-31, 2011

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To Be The Best

When Alfred Mosher Butts, an unemployed architect living in Jackson Heights in the early 1930s, invented the game Lexiko, he couldn’t have possibly known that he had just created one of the most enduring and popular board games in history. Scrabble has evolved into an international phenomenon, selling more than 150 million sets worldwide and about 2 million sets are sold each year in North America alone. In the 1990s, Butts was honored with this street sign adjacent to the Community United Methodist Church, where he first tried out the game with the ladies from the church. Sometime in 2008 the sign vanished, but Councilman Danny Dromm has managed to get the sign reinstated, and a new version will be hung this fall. Scrabble is just one thing that is a Best of Queens – and one of our favorites. Turn the page, and learn what your neighbors picked as their Best of Queens. Think You Can Do Better? We did our best to incorporate a good range of names into a game board, but you may be able to do better. Take a picture of your own Best of Queens board and send it in to us at editor@ queenstribune.com. SCRABBLE, the distinctive game board and letter tiles, and all associated logos are trademarks of Hasbro in the United States and Canada and are used with permission. © 2011Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Cover Photo By Brian Rafferty

Tribune Photo By Ira Cohen

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Rooted in the Community, Growing to Meet Your Needs Flushing Hospital has been serving the community for over 125 years, and just as the neighborhood has grown, so has our commitment to it. Over the past few years, we’ve taken several steps to ensure that we’re providing the most advanced and comprehensive care. At Flushing, qualified doctors have been added, allowing new programs and services to bud and existing ones to branch out. Even with our recent growth, we want you to know that our interests are still firmly rooted in this community.

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To find out more about the services offered at Flushing Hospital, please call 718-670-5000 or visit www.flushinghospital.org

• Emergency Services • Ambulatory Care • Pediatrics • Psychiatry and Addiction Services • Obstetric & Gynecology • Rehabilitative Services • Radiology • Dental • Department of Medicine • Surgery • Wound Care Center • Geriatric Medicine


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People Best Apartment House

Washington Plaza 73-12 35th Ave. Jackson Heights “5 tier waterfall fountain with spray going up two stories and surrounded by six joined, six-story buildings. There are flowers, trees, birds and squirrels. It’s a clean building with happy international tenants who range from seniors to infants. You cannot find a building like this in any other borough.” Lee Michaels Jackson Heights

Book Store Used Book Guy 37th Avenue between 81st and 82nd Sts. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Contractor Allboro Mason Supply 101-28 99th St.

Ozone Park Mark Koppelman Bayside

Doctor Dr. Eduard Shnaydman 34-57 82nd St. #1G Jackson Heights “Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Top notch office all around!” Dr. Eduard Shnaydman Jackson Heights

Independent Temperature Control Services ITC College Point Bob Lindre College Point Peros Construction Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Dr. Glen Marin 214-22 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Mark Koppelman Bayside

Dermatologist Dr. Huacheng Wei 87-01 56th Ave. Elmhurst Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Dr. Jordan Zuckerman/ Dr. Phoebe Tam 28-83 Bell Blvd. Bayside E. Rieger Bayside

Isabella Ilarda 78-12 Metropolitan Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Dr. Robert Castelli 86-12 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Dr. Robert Mittman 38-21 Bell Blvd. Bayside “Mittman saved my life. Caring staff, excellent bedside manner.” D. Adina Searingtown

Pat Terranova Corona Feinerman Forest Hills 69-39 Yellowstone Blvd. Forest Hills Al Schneider Forest Hills

Dog Care Doggy Doggy Puppy & Pet Shop 249-15 Northern Blvd. Little Neck Sara Buchalski Bellerose

Electrician Northern Mechanical Jennifer Grady Elmhurst NYCOM Electrical Corp. 80-12 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst Denise Fetonte Whitestone

Firefighters FDNY Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Local Band 49 Grain Pat Daugusto George Lang Holliswood

Washington Plaza’s cascading waterfalls.

The crew of Ladder 153 battle a March blaze in Astoria that destroyed the Flo lounge.

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Photo by Ira Cohen

Dr. Santo B. Basileo 104-27A Corona Ave. Bellerose

Outside the offices of the allergy and asthma specialist.


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People “Saw Lady” Natalia Paruz (l.) is honored by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas for her excellence in her craft. Bella Bianca Productions Pat Terranova Corona

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Joe Fuoco 66-20 Myrtle Ave. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood Musical Saw Festival “This unique festival of music and art revolving around the coolest tool which is also a musical instrument, the handsaw, brings quality performances to the community and exposes the neighborhood to the world. Mayor Bloomberg gave the festival a citation of honor last year and this year Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas did the same, for ‘9 years of artistic exellence in Astoria’. The festival is organized by the ‘Saw Lady’ (a.k.a. Natalia Paruz) who herself is a ‘Queens Best,’ bringing music to people from Carnegie Hall to the NYC subway for almost two decades.” Michelle Nishry Astoria Once Again Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Queens Symphony Orchestra 70-31 84th St. Glendale “I believe the Queens Symphony Orchestra should be included because

I have attended their concerts and the selections and music presentation are outstanding.” Elaine Goldstein “Queens Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Constantine Kitsopolous is a first class professional group, just recently joining with Queens College as its home base. Great things planned for the entire Queens.” Elsi Levy “I think QSO should be nominated for the best orchestra in Queens. The orchestra is consistently good and their maestro is wonderful!” Florence Kaminsky “It is the oldest and largest arts organization in Queens in addition to being the borough’s only professional orchestra. They offer fun and free summer concerts in addition to a traditional season that is very affordable. They serve our community!” Kate O’Brien Glendale “When you attend a performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra, you can be assured of a first-class musical experience for all ages. The orchestra is a wonderful example of stimulating music appreciation for our children.” Margaret Haunss Mark H. Mantell “I would like to nominate QSO for ‘best of Queens.’ The orchestra has consistently reached out to different age groups (students, young adults, Senior Centers) to provide access to this wonderful orchestra and the

music played. School programs, library interactive programs for children and their families, Young Soloist Competitions, free concerts in the parks, reduced/free tickets for its concerts have all provided entertainment, instruction, and opportunities for the residents of Queens. The Maestro is creative in the selections he showcases, including classical favorites along with new works. The Director has worked diligently to raise funds to support the orchestra, as well as to identify new venues to bring the orchestra to the people. Queens has been fortunate to have the Symphony for all these years!!!!” Mary Dono “Queens Symphony is the best orchestra in Queens. It has so many varied programs for adults and educational concerts and events for children. It is a longstanding organization of the best professional musicians in New York.” Susan Jolles

Local Band Stiletto “Stiletto is rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret… and they’re the only ones that know it.” Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights

Locksmith Louie’s Lock Services 214-23 43rd Ave. Bayside Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn Anthony Burnley Bayside

Victor Aguece Ozone Park Tom Carlino Ozone Park Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn Wanda Bruckman Bayside Paul Barone Rockaway Beach Janet Tarsia Howard Beach Joe Modica Whitestone Dolores Gassert Howard Beach

Maestro David Close Bayside “David Close is a great guy! He’s the artistic director of the Oratorio Society of Queens and every member of our 100+ chorus loves singing with him. He’s professional, but human. He can be serious, but funny. It’s a great pleasure to be a singer in Oratorio!” Barbara Raisner Fresh Meadows “OSQ is the kind of choral group that we sought for years! It gives us the opportunity to grow as musicians under the wonderful guidance of David Close!” Marge and David Kashman Nassau County “David Close is an all-around wonderful musician: conductor, organist, pianist, composer, arranger and a real mensch!” S. Horbatuck Rego Park “Maestro David Close’s skillful blend of programming, coupled with insightful, and sometimes humorous commentary plus a powerhouse selection of soloists and an enthusiastic and well-rehearsed chorus are an unbeatable combination!” Marty and Paula Narva Rego Park

Mover Men On The Move 50 Carnation Ave. Floral Park Mark Koppelman Bayside

Music Group Oratorio Society of Queens Bayside

The 110-plus-member all-volunteer Oratorio Society of Queens performs at Queensborough Community College.


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People

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“Oratorio provides musical enjoyment and enrichment that rivals any cultural experience found in Manhattan. We perform the choral works of the masters of all time; Beethoven’s Choral Finale to the 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahm’s Liebedlieder Walzes, Mendelsohnn’s Elijah and scores of other comparable masterpieces. Singing with the Oratorio Society of Queens, which is entering its 85th year, not only adds joy to my life but also provides the satisfaction of bringing this glorious music to my community at a fraction of the cost one would have to pay in NYC.” Anonymous Whitestone “OSQ is undoubtedly the most incredible group of gifted musicians

and caring people I’ve ever associated with.” Joe Conforti Whitestone “Without the OSQ you wouldn’t feel the spirit of Christmas around the Holidays. OSQ is a must-see concert, feel me!” Carol Bramble Queens Village “The Oratorio Society of Queens helps keep our musical heritage alive by bringing to its audience some of the most beautiful music ever written. It also provides a sense of community and artistic fulfillment to its members.” Dolores Naney Gleksman Forest Hills “Having an organization such as the Oratorio Society of Queens brings

prestige to the Queens community.” Veronica Bellan Springfield Gardens “We attended the Annual Holiday Concert last year and it was beautiful and inspirational. The soloists were superb, particularly the baritone and the cantor. The ‘Messiah’ Part I was conducted and performed with sensitivity and love and gave us joy. The musical arrangements by Maestro David Close were so engaging we wanted more music from him!!This concert was a remarkable experience. Where else in Queens can you get such a fabulous concert? Thank you OSQ!” S. Horbatuck Rego Park “I would like to submit this on behalf of the Oratorio Society of

Queens led by Maestro David Close. OSQ deserves this honor because it truly represents the best of Queens OSQ is of the people, by the people and for the people. We represent all of Queens and sing all different types of music. Songs are sung in English, Hebrew, French, German and Italian.” L. Thomas Springfield Gardens “For the last ten years, I’ve been attending the Holiday concerts of the Oratorio Society of Queens. Nothing puts you in the mood for celebrating like listening to beautiful music of the season. I’m so glad my friends told me about OSQ and now I’m a member! OSQ is the best part of my week. Singing beautiful music in the company of our wonderful maestro, David Close, and my 100-or-so fellow singers, is a complete joy. The concerts we give bring joy to others, too.” Barbara Raisner Fresh Meadows “I’m mostly a retired dentist, but I’m still employed part-time. I really enjoy going to the OSQ rehearsals because I love to sing, and I like the people I sing with. Performing for my family and friends is fun! Why go to Manhattan when you have the best right in your own backyard? The Oratorio Society of Queens has the most engaging concerts (probably in all the boroughs). And what David Close brings to a concert is refreshing and enlightening.” Ed Joseph Great Neck


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best of queens “The Oratorio Society of Queens has made my wife a happier person. We have both made lifelong friends. It has expanded my appreciation for choral music and I don’t sing (except when Stairway to Heaven plays in the car).” George Franke Bellerose “Since joining the group in 1997 I have become more secure with my singing ability, this has been through David Close’s style of conducting and instruction. His manner while demanding is not intimidating. Far beyond the singing experience, OSQ has added great joy to my life. Being able to perform before a sold out house with top musicians and soloists is something beyond my wildest expectation. It has never failed to thrill me.” Patty DeCiccio-Franke Bellerose

New Self Image Fitness Center

Personal Trainer

NYPD Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Mark Koppelman 212-94 75th Ave. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

37-40 75th St. Jackson Heights Jennifer Grady Elmhurst

Photo Guy Personal Touch Video Photographers 151-15 11th Ave. Whitestone “Beautiful work. Wonderful people.” E. Rieger Bayside

Plumber Ferreri P&H 69-04 Forest Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Police

Theater Group Parkside Players 71st Road & Union Turnpike

Xoregos Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst Queens Theatre in the Park Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Flushing Mark Koppelman Bayside

Trash Men Sanitation Dept. Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Veterinarian Dr. Paul Fish 76-23 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven North Shore Animal Hospital 212-14 Northern Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Trylon/Austin Vet Center 68-60 Austin St. Forest Hills Gladys DeLeon Little Neck Whitestone Vet Care and Bird Clinic 22-12 154th St. Whitestone Gigi Hernandez Bayside

With Pride Queens Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade 37th Ave. Jackson Heights Henry Krumholz Flushing

Photo by Ira Cohen

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“The Oratorio Society of Queens offers great concerts with classics we all love and new pieces, too! The concerts are thrilling and entertaining. And for a still reasonable ticket price (and free parking!)” Mary DeSanti Queens “OSQ celebrates the best of Queens in song: diversity, passion and community. It’s an honor and a pleasure to make beautiful music with the people of Queens for the people of Queens.” Irene C. Junge Forest Hills “OSQ is a Queens crown jewel, making classical choral music accessible and enjoyable for all.” Victoria Moss Queens “The OSQ concerts are amazing! It is exhilarating to sing beautiful music while listening to the orchestra, piano, soloists and fellow OSQ members, all being led by our incomparable Maestro David Close, who makes these performance so special each and every year. Each time, the music becomes part of me. Performing the music is a natural high!” Marsha Toma Whitestone “The Oratorio Society of Queens is a wonderful organization - led by a wonderful director! David Close teaches, conducts, guides us and makes us feel proud to be part of this community group. Rehearsals are the highlight of our week because we enjoy his leadership. Our concerts are the highlights of the holiday and spring seasons.” B. Koral Queens “I have never felt such a sense of community as I do at OSQ. I’ve been there since I’m 16 and I’m 24 now. The people are incredible and as genuinely dedicated to their music as they are to fellow members. That extra bit of natural love and consideration is what makes every single concert beautiful and a joy, and keeps me coming back every year. Sniff sniff tear tear!!” Jessica Bauch Fresh Meadows “Great community spirit; Friends for life; Professional quality performances; Cultural icon of Queens; Impacts positively on the quality of life in Queens!” Charlene DeGregoria Flushing

2011

People

Forest Hills William Higgins Ridgewood

At the 21st Annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival in Jackson Heights.


              

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Places Auto Dealer

DiBlasi Ford 112-21 Northern Blvd. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Meyer Chevrolet 61-15 Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village William Higgins Ridgewood Star Nissan 164-24 Northern Blvd. Flushing Peggy W. Douglaston Star Toyota & Scion of Bayside 205-11 Northern Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

Auto Repair A&F Auto Repairs Inc. 43-05 111th St. Corona Heights Mark Koppelman Bayside

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ANS Auto Repair 15-03 126th St. College Point E. Rieger Bayside B & M Auto Repair 149-34 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Peggy W. Douglaston Lynne Stankes Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone Joe Sal’s Auto Body Repair 43-09 23rd Ave. Astoria Gigi Hernandez Bayside Kramer’s 157-30 Willets Point Blvd. Flushing Marie Bischoff Whitestone Midas Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village William Higgins Ridgewood Sunoco 150-65 Cross Island Pkwy.

Whitestone George Lang Holliswood

Utopia Auto Repair 175-33 Horace Harding Expy. Fresh Meadows Web Douglas Whitestone

Bank Astoria Federal Savings Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Pat Terranova Corona Kohl’s 61-11 188th St. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside Domino 58-25 Myrtle Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Galleria Home Design 37-54 82nd St. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Dress Barn 61-38 190th St. Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose Peggy W. Douglaston

Bike Shop

Day Spa

Corona Bike Shop 42-20 111th St. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Body & Mind Spa 10-28 154th St. Whitestone Gigi Hernandez Bayside Peggy W. Douglaston Lynne Stankes Whitestone Sara Buchalski Bellerose

Bed & Bath

Robert’s Bicycles 33-13 Francis Lewis Blvd. Bayside Gigi Hernandez Bayside Peggy W. Douglaston

Bowling Whitestone Lanes 30-05 Whitestone Expwy. Whitestone “A landmark and family owned and operated business. A wonderful place to take the kids on a rainy day or on a school vacation. Great ownership and very well run.” E. Rieger Bayside

Cleaning Company C H Dry Cleaners 62-65 Dry Harbor Road Corona Pat Terranova Corona Spirare French Cleaners 84-20A Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Clothes Kohl’s 61-35 Junction Blvd. Rego Park

Coco Nail & Spa 87-24 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Department Store Telco 60-80 Myrtle Ave. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood

Flea Market Merrick Flea Market 221-02 Merrick Blvd. Springfield Gardens Jennifer Robinson Jamaica

Florist

McKenna Central Avenue Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood New Concepts Roosevelt Avenue Train Station Jackson Heights Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Queens Garden Center 154-10 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Peggy W. Douglaston Pat Terranova Corona Ultima Florist 81-02 37th Ave. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Gentleman’s Club Gallagher’s 2000 43-19 37th St. Sunnyside Anonymous Queens

Gift Store Hallmark 86-03 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Gym Astoria Sports Complex 34-38 38th St. Astoria “When a treadmill breaks it gets fixed right away!” Marie D Long Island City “This is the best. It’s got everything!” Kosmas V. Astoria “Clean and safe place!” Denise O Auburndale “Well run, well maintained. The best gym I’ve trained in!” Elos C. Jackson Heights “Great for the entire family!” Andriana S. Maspeth “The best equipment. The best staff!” Patrick C. Flushing

Hair Salon Christie’s 23-64 Bell Blvd. Bayside L. Spielman Flushing

Bayside Florist 39-19 Bell Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

Giorgios Hair Designs 153-87 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Web Douglas Whitestone

Mark Place Flowers 88-16 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Guy Thomas 26-17 Francis Lewis Blvd. Flushing Marie Bischoff Whitestone


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2011

Places Karen Babich Whitestone

House of Style 17-04 Clintonville St. Whitestone E. Rieger Bayside Martin’s 61-04 68th Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Whitestone E. Rieger Bayside

Supercuts 41-04 Bell Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Tiffany’s Beauty Salon 40-14 74th St. Elmhurst

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R&L Salon 20-07 Utopia Pkwy.

Whitestone Hardware Corp. 12-48 150th St. Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone

Historic Site Onderdonk House 18-20 Flushing Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Jewelry Store Maria Thomson Woodhaven Paul’s Hardware & Paint 46-20 104th St # 1 Corona Pat Terranova Corona Platz 65-25 Forest Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Hardware Store Michael’s Hair Salon 102-05 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills “A salon to the stars.” D. Adina Searingtown

Sara Buchalski Bellerose

Beplat Hardware 150-01 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing L. Spielman Flushing

Sears 220-05 Hillside Ave. Queens Village Mark Koppelman Bayside

Jack’s 94-04 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven

Village Hardware & Paint Co. 221-15 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica

K&C Jewelers 67-13 Fresh Pond Road Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood Lee’s Jewel Box 153-77 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Eugene Hinksman Whitestone Peggy W. Douglaston Prime Jewelry 91-04 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Liquor Store Broadway Wine & Liquor 38-09 Broadway Astoria


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plugging appliances into a power strip... a. makes them more powerful b. makes it easy to turn them all off to save energy

a. check the dryer every 10 minutes

b. take the clothes out while still damp

c. use the moisture sensor on your dryer

c. uses less energy because it all comes from one outlet

answer: c

what’s the largest energy user for homes in our area?

answer: b

showers use less energy than baths because... a. they require the water to be less hot than a bath does

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b. the acoustics are better for singing


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Places Jennifer Grady Elmhurst

Cristal Liquors Corp. 40-28 National St. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

New Golden Wine & Liquor 41-07 Bell Blvd. Bayside Gigi Hernandez Bayside Pina Liquors 89-21 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Queens Liquor & Wine 59-03 Myrtle Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

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Windsor Bay Wine & Liquor 215-18 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Mark Koppelman Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

Regal Cinema Atlas Park Glendale Cynthia Vanco Rego Park William Higgins Ridgewood

Museum PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave. LIC William Higgins Ridgewood

Nail Salon Coco Nails 87-24 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica Peggy W. Douglaston QJS Nail Spa 179-20 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside Universal 85-03 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Movie Theater

New Place

AMC Loews Theatres - Bay Terrace 6 211-01 26th Ave. Bayside Web Douglas Whitestone Mark Koppelman Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

Duane Reade Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Center Cinemas 42-17 Queens Blvd. Sunnyside “Great movies, great popcorn and great prices!” Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights College Point Multiplex 28-55 Ulmer St. College Point Pat Terranova Corona Henry Krumholz Flushing Movie World Cinemas 242-02 61st Ave. Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose Peggy W. Douglaston

Newspaper The Queens Tribune 150-50 14th Road Whitestone “Michael Schenkler Publisher/Editorin-Chief ” Mark Koppelman Bayside

Office Supplies GJ Office Supplies 80-13 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Painter South Shore Painting 97-22 57th Avenue. Flushing Gloria Louett Flushing Ultimate Painting 147-11 28th Ave. Flushing Pat Daugusto

George Lang Holliswood Z C Painting and Wallpapering 98-51 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills Mark Koppelman Bayside

Pharmacy Frank’s Pharmacy 74-21 37th Ave. Jackson Heights “Can’t be beat!” Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights Harpell Chemists 12-65 150th St. Whitestone Henry Krumholz Flushing Peggy W. Douglaston Rite Aid 37-82 82nd St. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst Rite Aid Woodhaven Blvd. Rego Park “Drive thru is a wonderful option service for those with kids, elderly or in inclement weather.” Cynthia Vanco Rego Park Sal’s Corona Heights Pharmacy 106-03 Corona Ave. Corona Pat Terranova Corona Walgreens 81-08 Broadway Elmhurst Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst Whitestone Pharmacy 150-43 14th Ave. Whitestone Lynne Stankes Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone Windsor Pharmacy 215-19 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Woodhaven Pharmacy 86-22 Jamaica Ave.

Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Sneakers Metro Sport, Inc. 45-13 Greenpoint Ave. Sunnyside Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

Supermarket Key Food 153-55 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Karen Babich Whitestone Key Food 214-14 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Met Food Market 76-10 37th Ave. Jackson Heights Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Price Rite Food Market 64-01 Fresh Pond Road Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood Scaturro’s 84-39 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Stop n Shop 64-65 Myrtle Ave. Glendale Sara Buchalski Bellerose Peggy W. Douglaston Strawberry Farms 24-11 150th St. Bayside Gigi Hernandez Bayside

Toy Store Kohl’s 61-11 188th St. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside Toys R Us 30-02 Whitestone Expy. Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose Peggy W. Douglaston Toys R Us 66-26 Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village William Higgins Ridgewood

Transportation No. 7 Train LIC to Flushing “Best ride in town!” Angelica Carlson, Jackson Heights


You don’t have to travel far to make a difference.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1256139 for a “Restaurant Wine License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Beer/ Wine at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Mataheko African Restaurant and Lounge Inc., located at 144 07 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11435 for on premises consumption. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of AAJM Enterprises, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/15/2011. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 6500 Chestnut Grove Lane Charlotte, NC 28210. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1255955 for an “On Premises Liquor License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Liquor at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Players Bar & Restaurant Inc., located at 129-06 Liberty Avenue, South Richmond Hill, New York 11419 for on premises consumption. _____________________________________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS. Index No. 15628/11 Date Summons Filed: July 1, 2011. Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. The basis of venue is Plaintiff’s residence. SUMMONS WITH NOTICE, RUKHSANA REHMAN, Plaintiff, against SHAFIQ UR REHMAN, Defendant. ACTION FOR DIVORCE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the notice set forth below. Dated: June 13, 2011 Annie Ma, Esq. Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 39 Broadway, Suite 1910 New York, New York 10006 212-267-1650 NOTICE: The nature of this action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties, on the grounds: DRL Section 170 subd. (2) – the constructive abandonment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant for a period of more than one year. The relief sought is a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving the marriage between the parties in this action. The nature of any ancillary or additional relief demanded is: That the Family Court shall have concurrent jurisdiction

LEGAL NOTICE with the Supreme Court with respect to any future issues of maintenance and support. That the Plaintiff may resume use of her maiden name, MIRZA. That the Court grant such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. The parties have divided up the marital property, and no claim will be made by either party under equitable distribution. NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC ORDERS. Pursuant to Domestic Relations Law Section 236 Part B, Sec. 2, the parties are bound by certain automatic orders which shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the action. For further details you should contact the clerk of the matrimonial part, Supreme Court, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435 Tel (718)298-1012. (1) Neither party shall sell, transfer, encumber, conceal, assign, remove or in any way dispose of, without the consent of the other party in writing, or by order of the court, any property (including, but not limited to, real estate, personal property, cash accounts, stocks, mutual funds, bank accounts, cars and boats) individually or jointly held by the parties, except in the usual course of business, for customary and usual household expenses or for a reasonable attorney’s fee in connection with this action. (2) Neither party shall transfer, encumber, assign, remove, withdraw or in any way dispose of any tax deferred funds, stocks or other assets held in any individual retirement accounts, 401k accounts, profit sharing plans, Keogh accounts, or any other pension or retirement account, and the parties shall further refrain from applying for or requesting the payment of retirement benefits or annuity payments of any kind, without the consent of the other party in writing, or upon further order of the court; except that any party who is already in pay status may continue to receive such payments thereunder. (3) Neither party shall incur unreasonable debts hereafter, including, but not limited to, further borrowing against any credit line secured by the family residences, further encumbrancing any assets, or unreasonably using credit cards or cash advances against credit cards, except in the usual course of business or for customary or usual housing expense, or for reasonable attorney's fee in connection with his action. (4) Neither party shall cause the other party or the children of the marriage to be removed from any existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage, and each party shall maintain the existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage in full force and effect. (5) Neither party shall change the beneficiaries of any existing life insurance policies,

LEGAL NOTICE and each party shall maintain the existing life insurance, automobile insurance, homeowners and renters insurance policies in full force and effect. DRL 255 Notice. Please be advised that once the judgment of divorce is signed in this action, both parties must be aware that he or she will no longer be covered by the other party’s health insurance plan and that each party shall be responsible for his or her own health insurance coverage, and may be entitled to purchase health insurance on his or her own through a COBRA option, if available. To the Defendant: The forgoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Thomas D. Raffaele, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens Cty dated the 19th day of July, 2011. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 6/ 1/11, bearing Index Number NC-000415-11/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) YAKARI (Middle) MIALIZ (Last) DE JESUS. My present name is (First) YAKARI (Last) BALTAZAR. My present address is 5313 Metropolitan Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385. My place of birth is Bronx, NY. My date of birth is February 11, 1993. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on August 10, 2011, bearing Index Number NC-00058511/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) ROBERT (Middle) VAHAN (Last) TOVMASSIAN. My present name is (First) ROBERT (Middle) SCOTT (Last) THOMPSON. My present address is 67 76 Booth Street 4K, Forest Hills, NY 11375. My place of birth is Portsmouth VA USA. My date of birth is June 21, 1966. Assume the name of (First) KARINE (Middle) MACRI (Last) TOVMASSIAN. My present name is (First) KARINE (Last) MACRI. My present address is 67-76 Booth Street 4K, Forest Hills, NY 11375. My place of birth is Romania. My date of birth is November 22, 1973. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 6/ 24/11, bearing Index Number NC-000497-11/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) JEREMIAH (Middle) ALEXANDER (Last) MALDONADO. My present

LEGAL NOTICE name is (First) JEREMIAH (Middle) ALEXANDER (Last) MALDONADO-CONTRERAS (infant). My present address is 224-17 Braddock Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428. My place of birth is Queens, NY. My date of birth is June 16, 2010. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby give that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County, on July 20, 2011, bearing Index Number 604/11, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, grants the Petitioner the right to assume the name of SAMRUR RAHMAN AMRAN; the Petitioner’s present address 2266 21 st Street, 2 nd Fl., Long Island City, New York, 11105; the Petitioner’s date of birth is October 6, 1979; the Petitioner’s place of birth is Bangladesh; the Petitioner’s present name is SAYFUR RAHMAN. _____________________________________________________________ ERRA REALTY LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/22/ 2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 37-35 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11106. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of Whitney Ave Unit 3B Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/14/ 11. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: P.O. Box 962, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1243881 for beer and wine, has been applied for by 73-02 NEWS, INC. to sell beer and wine at retail in a Grocery/Deli under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 73-02 37 th Avenue, Jackson Heights, New York 11372 for on-premises consumption. 32-66 35 TH ST., LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 7/28/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 32-66 35 th St., Apt. A-2, Astoria, NY 11106. General Purposes.

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

_____________________________________________________________ PROBATE CITATION. FILE NO. 2011-2654 SURROGATE’S COURTQUEENS COUNTY CITATION. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. By the Grace of God Free and Independent. TO THE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEES OF AUREL VILAIA, a/k/a AUREL I. VILAIA, DECEASED, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence and to the PUBLIC ADMINSTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY; and ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK STATE. A petition having been duly filed by George W. Klein, Esq., who is domiciled at 7136 172 Street, Flushing, New York 11365. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on October 13, 2011, at 9:30 o’clock in the AM noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of AUREL VILAIA, a/k/a/ AUREL I. VILAIA, lately d o m i c i l e d a t 7 2 - 8 1 1 1 3 th Street, Apt. 5H, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 admitting to probate a Will dated January 13, 2009, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of AUREL VILAIA, a/k/a AUREL I. VILAIA, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: George W. Klein. Dated Attested and Sealed Aug 10, 2011 Seal Hon. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Address of Attorney George W. Klein Attorney for Petitioner 718-575-3373 Telephone Number 70-09 Austin St., Suite 204, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney appear for you.] P-5 (10-96) _____________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of 60-56 59TH DRIVE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/11. Office location: Queens

County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 59-65 57th Drive, Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of A p p l a u d M e . c o m LLC. Articles of Org filed with the Secretary of State of NY SSNY on 07/ 07/11. Office located in Queens, NY. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 11555 205 Street St. Albans, NY 11412. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that a License, Number 1256799 has been applied for by Ross Flavor Lounge Corp, to sell liquor, beer and wine at retail in a bar under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 11703 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 for onpremises consumption. _____________________________________________________________ ARTICLES OF ORGAINIZATION OF Omega General Contracting, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FIRST. The name of the limited liability company is Omega General Contracting, LCC SECOND. The county within this state in which the limited liability company is to be located is Queens. THIRD: The secretary of state is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 48-57 207 th Street, Bayside, New York 11364. FOURTH: The name and street address in this state of the registered agent upon whom and at which process against the limited liability company may be served is Jonathan Christ, 48-57 207 th Street, Bayside, New York 11364. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed these Articles of Organization on the date below. LegalZoom.com, Inc., Organizer Date: July 20, 2011 /s/Imelda Vasquez By: Imelda Vasquez, Assistant Secretary 101 N. Brand Blvd., 11 th Floor Glendale, CA 91203

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best of queens

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attended the Kiwanis Sunnyside Club's 63rd Annual Dinner Celebration in December 2010, where he received the Community Service Award for his commitment to build better communities. Pictured l. to r.: MC Gerald Lederman, Van Bramer and Kiwanis Club President Carol Masiello.

Nothing Boring About It

Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

Sunnyside Kiwanis

Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

2011

Honors

Honoring Douris Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. stands with Evangeline Douris at the grand opening of the HANAC George T. Douris Tower affordable senior residence in Astoria.

The MTA dedicated two news massive tunnel boring machines in Sunnyside that will dig the tunnels completing the first stage of the East Side Access project that will link the LIRR to Grand Central Station.

Faithful Service MTA Superintendent Emanuel Clouden (r.), who retired after 31 years, is presented an award by Kirt Simmons. Below: Clouden and his wife Cheryl cut his cake.

Weinstein Awarded

Person Of The Year

Welcoming Liu

110th CO Honored

Photo by Dan Miller

St. Mel's 50th

Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand received NYPD Brooklyn-Queens Holy Name Society's "Person of the Year" Award for her support of 9/11 heroes and her efforts to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Pictured l. to r.: Monsignor Robert Romano, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, NYPD and Spiritual Director of the NYPD Holy Name Society Brooklyn-Queens; Sgt. Edward Conroy, President NYDP Holy Name Society BrooklynQueens; Senator Gillibrand; and Joseph J. Esposito, Chief of Department, NYPD.

State Committee Member John Dorsa, Assemblyman Ed Braunstein, District Leader Mary Ann Dorsa, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, City Comptroller John Liu, Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. and President Paul Vallone at the Clinton Democratic Club's first meeting of 2011.

Justice Jeremy S. Weinstein, Administrative Judge, Civil Matters, Queens County, was the recipient of the 2011 Benjamin Cardozo Award presented by the Jewish Lawyers Guild at their 35th Annual Dinner. Pictured l. to r.: Kenneth J. Halperin, Dinner Chair; Justice Jeremy S. Weinstein; Justice Barbara Kapnick, who presented the award to Weinstein; and Glenn A. Jacobson, President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

Honoring Matt Former Queens Tribune Editor and current Jets Executive VP Matt Higgins was awarded the NYC Public School Alumni of the Year by PENCIL for his continued work with Alley Pond Elementary and Benjamin Cardozo High School. The event was held at Cipriani Wall Street and raised more than $1.3 million for PENCIL's school programs.

Breaking Ground

Members of the board of the Queens Botanical Garden were presented State Senate proclamations by Sen. Tony Avella for their dedication to the garden at the annual Rose Ball fundraiser.

Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

Having A Rose Ball

Mets Teammates

Members of the Mets Alumni Association Dwight Gooden (l. to r.), Rusty Staub, Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Rafael Santana were at Citi Field along with Mets and Citi executives in July to present Habitat-NYC volunteers Tom Pace and Martin Friedman with the "Teammates in the Community" award during a special on-field pre-game ceremony.

In October Queens College held a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II renovations of the Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Among the enhancements planned for the arts center are such audience-friendly features as larger lobbies and bathrooms, new exterior and interior lighting, signage and landscaping. Pictured l. to r.: Martin Kupferberg (Max's nephew), Pres of Kepco, Inc.; Councilman Jim Gennaro; Saul Kupferberg (Max's son), VP, sales and marketing, Kepco; QC Pres James Muyskens; Max Kupferberg, Chairman of the board of Kepco; former Councilman Tony Avella; State Sen. Toby Stavisky; Assemblywoman Grace Meng; CUNY Vice Chancellor, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Iris Weinshall; and former Councilwoman Melinda Katz.

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State Sen. Frank Padavan, St. Mel School Faculty Member Maureen T. Friss, Monsignor John McGuiri and Michael Somersile view the contents of the St. Mel School time capsule at the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010.

Deputy Inspector Richard Napolitano from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst was honored with the PCT Award presented by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Tuesday, June 14. Napolitano and his wife Elizabeth are pictured with Executive Officers Thomas Conforti, Jason Huerta and PO Hee-Jin Park-Dance.


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Bar Dugout 39-76 61st St. Woodside Jennifer Grady Elmhurst

2011

Food

Sara Buchalski Bellerose

Bagels

Mr. Bagel 68-64 Fresh Pond Road Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood Bagel Bin 86-10 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Bagel Club 205-21 35th Ave. Bayside Pat Daugusto George Lang Holliswood Bagel Shoppes 215-03 73rd Ave. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

Bagel Time 150-51 14th Ave. Whitestone “Great food, great coffee, service with a smile!” Anonymous “Great food, friendly service.” E. Rieger Bayside

Whitestone Bagel 24-17 149th St. Flushing L. Spielman Flushing Pat Terranova Corona Yellowstone Bagels Queens Blvd. Forest Hills Cynthia Vanco Rego Park

Bakery Martha’s Country Bakery 41-06 Bell Blvd. Bayside

My Lai Broadway, near 80th St. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Paneorama 95-20 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Rudy’s 905 Seneca Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood Russo’s Bakery 61-04 Grand Ave. Maspeth Pat Terranova Corona Stork’s 12-42 150th St. Whitestone Eugene Hinksman Whitestone L. Spielman Flushing Eugene Hinksman Whitestone James Stankes Whitestone Marie Bischoff Whitestone Violet’s Bake Shop 189-09 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside Cascon Bakery 704 149th St. Whitestone Lynne Stankes Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone Martha’s Country Bakery 70-30 Austin St. Forest Hills Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn Salernos Pastry Shop 153-71 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone

Sly Fox Inn 177-23 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Winner’s Bar 82-67 Broadway Elmhurst Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst Yerman’s Pub 70-26 88th St. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood

Breakfast Dunkin Donuts 92-17 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Dunkin Donuts 84-15 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Glendale Diner 71-08 Myrtle Ave. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood IHOP 155-17 Northern Blvd. Flushing Peggy W. Douglaston Jackson Hole 35-01 Bell Blvd. Bayside Pat Terranova Corona Gigi Hernandez Bayside McDonald’s 221-29 Horace Harding Expy. Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Omega Coffee Shop 200-07 32nd Ave. Bayside Pat Daugusto Pete’s Café 215-25 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Mark Koppelman Bayside Pop Diner

Utopia Bagels 19-09 Utopia Pkwy. Whitestone Lynne Torre Whitestone Whitestone Diner 149-21 14th Ave. Whitestone Eugene Hinksman Whitestone

Burgers Burger King 222-10 Northern Blvd. Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Donovan’s Pub 57-24 Roosevelt Ave. Woodside Peggy W. Whitestone Georgia Diner 86-55 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst William Higgins Ridgewood Jackson Hole 35-01 Bell Blvd. Bayside Pat Terranova Corona George Lang Holliswood Jahn’s 81-04 37th Ave. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst Lollipop’s Diner 153-31 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Web Douglas Whitestone Ottamanelli 61-05 Woodside Ave. Woodside Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Pop’s 85-22 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Villa Rustica Ristorante & Pizzeria 73-28 Bell Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

Butcher A To Z Kosher Supermarket 186-05 Union Tpke. Hillcrest Mark Koppelman Bayside Big Town Meat Market 150-43 14th Ave. Whitestone Lynne Stankes

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Utopia Bagel 19-09 Utopia Pkwy. Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone Lynne Torre Whitestone James Stankes Whitestone

Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn George Lang Holliswood

Mike’s Pub 79-19 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

80-26 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst


LEGAL NOTICE

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TEMP DIRECT, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/27/2011. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34-41 77/Th St. (#526), Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of ASTORIA DOG WALK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on May 11, 2011. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 2042 23 rd Street, 2 nd Floor, Astoria NY 11105. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of Benmillam LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/08/2011. Office located in Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Benmillam LLC, 14370 Ash Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful purpose. pose: any lawful activity. _____________________________________________________________ CITATION File No. 2010-197 SURROGATE’S COURT, Queens COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Estelle Nathanson Salberg, Beatrice Nathanson Elsman, being known distributees of the decedent Public Administrator, Queens County And to the heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of HENRY NATHANSON, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot after due diligence, be ascertained. A petition having been duly filed by Meryl Finkelstein who is/are domiciled at 234 Community Circle, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on September 1, 2011, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Henry Nathanson lately domiciled at 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, New York 11368, United States admitting to probate a Will dated January 6, 2004 (and Codicil(s), if any, dated ) a copy of which is attached as the Will of Henry Nathanson deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to Meryl Finkelstein Dated, Attested and Sealed, JUL 05 2011 Seal HON. Peter J. Kelly Surrogate Margaret M. Gribbon Chief Clerk Douglas J. Chu,

LEGAL NOTICE Esq. Print Name of Attorney Hynes & Chu, LLP Firm 475 Park Avenue So., 26 th Fl., New York, New York 10016 Address (212) 643-1112 Telephone NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. _____________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BAR 131 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/15/11. 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, 131-02 14th Avenue, College Point, New York 11356. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of MV Elements,LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Sec. State of NY on 06/08/11. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail any process to: The LLC, 26611 Bridgewater Ave. Floral Park, NY 11004. Any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________ “THE UNBAKERY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) Nov. 09, 2009. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6714 108 ST, F O R E S T H I L L S , N Y. P u r pose: Any lawful purpose.” _____________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: M.G. CARDIOLOGY PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/28/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 79-23 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, New York 11379. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Medicine. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of 224650 THIRD AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/ 11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/ o Gloria LoSchiavo, 138-22 11 th Ave., Whitestone, NY 11357. Pur _____________________________________________________________ Forever Fortune LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/ 11/11. Office Location: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 58-77 Maurice Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act.

LEGAL NOTICE _____________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SANFORD A. SCHWARTZ, Ph.D., PSYCHOLOGIST LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/24/11. 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 Mordente Law Firm, LLC, 160-29 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, New York 11366. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Psychology. _____________________________________________________________ New York Home Care Agency LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/24/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Nancy Martinez, 1032 Beach 20 St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: General. _____________________________________________________________ PGL Billz LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/11. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 99-32 66 Rd Ste 3X, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: General. _____________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of EVERYTHING CABLES ASSOCIATES LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/28/2011. 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 any process served against the LLC to: 4208 248 TH STREET, LITTLE NECK, NY 11363 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. _____________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WINK REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York(SSNY) on 07/18/11. 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, 320 38th Road, Douglaston, New York 11363. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________ BARCS LAUNDRY LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/12/11. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to The LLC, 18-35 130 th St., College Point, NY 11356. General Purposes. _____________________________________________________________ File #: 2010/2457/B

LEGAL NOTICE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT. TO: Ronald E. Karpavich, Mary Ellen Karpavich, Jane Karpavich, The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributes of Casimira Genevich, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributes, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Public Administrator of the County of Queens A petition having been duly filed by John. V. Janusas, who is domiciled at Three Maple Street, P.O. Box 71, Liberty, New York 12754 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York on September 29, 2011, at 9:30am in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the Estate of Casimira Genevich lately domiciled at 86-15 Broadway, Apt. 16E, Elmhurst, New York 11373, United States admitting to probate a Will dated May 5, 2006 (and Codicil(s), if any, dated a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Casimira Genevich, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to John V. Janusas Dated, Attested and Sealed Jul 28 2011 Hon. Peter J. Kelly, Surrogate, Margaret M. Gribbon, Chief Clerk. Name of Attorney: I. Peter Rayo Address of Attorney: 26 Court Street – Suite 2114, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Telephone Number of Attorney: 718-858-0702 NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. ___________________________________________________________ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX NO. 6718/2011 NYCTL 2010-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs –against- STACEY SKINNER, if living, and if she be dead, her representative heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the amended complaint herein, MICHAEL L. DORSEY, if living, and if he be dead, his

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representative heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the amended complaint herein, MERS as Nominee for RESAME MORTGAGE CORPORATION, CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, CITY OF NEW YORK PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, CITY OF NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES, and “John Doe No. 1” through “John Doe No. 100” inclusive, the names of the last 100 defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the tax lien premises and/ or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or a lien upon the subject property, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1793 8 1 4 3 rd R O A D , I N T H E COUNTY OF QUEENS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK; BLOCK 13074, LOT 23. 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 Attorney(s) 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); 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 entitled action is to foreclose a tax lien for the amount due and interest, recorded in the office of the Register/Clerk of the County of Queens on the 12 th day of August, 2010 and bearing City Register File Number 2010000272817 covering

premises described as follows: A D D R E S S : 1 7 9 - 3 8 1 4 3 rd ROAD BLOCK: 13074 LOT: 23 COUNTY: QUEENS The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the tax lien described above. Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county where the Property being foreclosed upon is located. 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 PLAINTIFF 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 PAYMENT TO THE PLAINTIFF WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: July23, 2011 New York, New York THE LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC THOMAS P. MALONE, ESQ. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS 60 EAST 42 ND STREET, SUITE 1540 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165 PHONE: (212) 867-0500 FAX: (212) 867-0511 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing supplemental summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Court dated JULY 6, 2011 and filed along with the supporting papers in the QUEENS County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien. SCHEDULE 1 - DESCRIPTION ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the County of QUEENS, Borough of QUEENS, City and State of New York, known and designated on the City of New York Tax Map as BLOCK 13074, LOT 23. _____________________________________________________________

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best of queens

Cordon Bleu 96-01 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Chinese Fresco 84-17 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

2011

Food

Caterer

Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone

61-05 Woodside Ave. Woodside Jennifer Grady Elmhurst

College Meat Center 15-25 College Point Blvd. College Point Denise Fetonte Whitestone Franco’s Meat Market 47-17 104th St. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Ottomanelli Butcher Shoppe 190-21 Union Tpke. Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose Robert’s Prime Meats & Deli 205-09 35th Ave. Bayside George Lang Holliswood

Morscher’s 58-44 Catalpa Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Candy Schmidt’s Confectionary 94-15 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Ottamanelli

Keilly Chinese Restaurant 21-40 Utopia Pkwy. Whitestone “I have been ordering from Keilly’s for over 15 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have tried.� Anonymous King Chef 133-48 Whitestone Expy. Whitestone Eugene Hinksman Whitestone King Yum Restaurant 181-08 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside Sara Buchalski Bellerose William Higgins Ridgewood Lin’s Kitchen 70-24 35th Ave.

Jackson Heights “Fast delivery and best cheese wontons!� Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights Mr. Tongs 97 20 Queens Blvd. Rego Park Susan Marder Flushing Wah Hing Kitchen 73-12 Bell Blvd. Oakland Gardens Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

Coffee Shop Myrtle Ave. Coffee Shop 57-42 Myrtle Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Cookies Crescent Street CafÊ 25-08 37th Ave. Astoria William Higgins Ridgewood Leo’s Latticini –Mama’s 46-02 104th St. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Deli Beechurst Deli 11-18 154th St.

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Desserts Oasis Café 196-30 Northern Blvd. Flushing Emily Hoffenberg Bayside George Lang Holliswood

2011

Food

Lynne Stankes Whitestone Debbie Durham Whitestone

Whitestone Louis DeLouker

Buddy’s Kosher Delicatessen 215-01 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Emily Hoffenberg Bayside C&S Deli 68-33 79th St. Middle Village William Higgins Ridgewood Corona Park Pork Store 150-54 14th Ave. Whitestone Pat Terranova Corona Deli King 1570 Union Tpke. New Hyde Park Mark Koppelman

Bayside

K&L Delicatessen 76-01 37th Ave. Jackson Heights “Friendly staff and best sandwiches around. Extra cheese please!” Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights Manor Deli 94-12 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Sal’s Deli 129-08 20th Ave. College Point George Lang Holliswood Varsi Deli 15-72 149th St. Whitestone

Ridgewood Eats 903 Seneca Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood La Cheesecake Bake Shop 126-06 14th Ave. College Point Denise Fetonte Whitestone

Diner Avenue Diner 91-06 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Bayside Diner 207-07 Northern Blvd. Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Blue Bay Diner 58-50 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose Gyro Corner 32-69 Francis Lewis Blvd. Bayside Pat Daugusto Lollipop Diner 153-31 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Louis DeLouker Web Douglas Whitestone Pete’s Grill 39-14 Queens Blvd. Sunnyside “Fantastic menu and delicious food!” Angelica Carlson Jackson Heights Pop Diner 80-26 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Shalimar 63-68 Austin St. Rego Park William Higgins Ridgewood T Bone Diner 107-48 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills Mark Koppelman Bayside

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2011

Food

environment! The Best in NYC!” Bridget O’Connell Bayside “Best pizza. Great steak. Great food. Nice staff. Great prices.” Betty Chailie Kupfer Valley Stream “Prices are good and great wine and drinks! The best in town!” Elena Creajh Whitestone Amelia, Ann, Anthony, Anthony Jr. and Valentina Tartaglia Flushing Ivan Tejeda Whitestone L. Spielman Flushing Eugene Hinksman Whitestone Joe Koben Whitestone “If you ate the food there you wouldn’t have to ask why it is the best. Plus the historical background of the building is very interesting as well. There is nothing better than on a nice summer day sitting in the back eating soft shell crabs!!” dazed317@aol.com “Coming here for 30 years. Great food and great Clinton Restaurant! The best in Queens!” Patricia O’Connell Whitestone Nicholas Cifuni Manhattan “Cozy, warm, staff is wonderful. Best food in Queens” Carla Kaplan Whitestone “The Clinton is the best in town. Food is fresh and delicious. Been going for 40 years, the best!” Mary Ghianese Whitestone “We have been coming to Clinton for the last 35 years. Same quality throughout- looking for a great future” Leers R&E Whitestone “Wonderful staff, great food. Love it!” June Hinksmon Whitestone Marie Bischoff Whitestone James Stankes Whitestone Lynne Torre Whitestone Jonathon Torre Whitestone

Whitestone Diner 149-21 14th Ave. Whitestone Pat Terranova Corona

French L’ Artiste 42-20 31st Ave. Astoria Karen Babich Whitestone

Fried Chicken

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Chicken Shack 35-02 30th Ave. Astoria George Lang Holliswood

32-39 Francis Lewis Blvd. Auburndale George Lang Holliswood

Happy Hour Bar Cozy Corner 60-01 70th Ave. William Higgins Ridgewood Sly Fox Inn 177-23 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Mark Koppelman Bayside

Ice Cream

Franco’s Deli and Hot Foods 47-17 104th St. Corona Pat Terranova Corona

Baskin Robbins 215-22 73rd Ave. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

Kentucky Fried Chicken 87-17 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Carvel 88-22 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Kentucky Fried Chicken 158-05 Union Tpke. Flushing Mark Koppelman Bayside

Cold Stone Creamery 88-01 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst William Higgins Ridgewood

Kentucky Fried Chicken 35-59 Junction Blvd. Flushing Sara Buchalski Bellerose

La Dolce Via 12-58 150th St. Whitestone Karen Babich Whitestone

Fruit Store

Maggie Moo’s 39-33 Bell Blvd. Bayside Pat Terranova Corona

Mango Rico 40-35 82nd St. Jackson Heights Sharice Schwartz Elmhurst

German Zum Stammtisch 69-46 Myrtle Ave. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood

Greek Fontana’s Famous Pizza & Gyro 200-02 Northern Blvd. Flushing Pat Terranova Corona Gyro Corner

Pesso’s Ices 203-20 35th Ave. Bayside George Lang Holliswood

Italian Anthony’s 222-02 Union Tpke. Hollis Hills Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Clinton Restaurant 9-17 Clintonville St. Whitestone “Excellent service and very friendly

Dealeo’s 90-10 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Ducale 12-53 150th St. Whitestone “Delicious food and very reasonable. Great ownership and friendly service.” E. Rieger Bayside Il Triangolo 96-01 Corona Ave. Corona “Excellent food and nicely presented. Service was top notch, very accommodating.”

Ann Sultan Flushing “Great hand-made gnocchi, incredible mussels marinara, great osso buocco, outstanding service, great lemon cello. Mario the owner goes out of his way to make you feel at home. A must visit!” Ilan Smith Manducati’s 13-27 Jackson Ave. LIC William Higgins Ridgewood Parkside Restaurant 107-01 Corona Ave. Corona Pat Terranova Corona “Parkside Restaurant has the very best Italian food, service, quality, atmosphere and Maitre d’ in all of Queens. The very best.” Al Schneider Forest Hills Villa Rustica Ristorante & Pizzeria 73-28 Bell Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Villagio 150-07 14th Rd. Whitestone “Great food, great service, great ownership and friendly staff. Beautifully decorated. Love dining in the garden room.” Anonymous

Japanese Atami Japanese Sushi Buffet 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd. Whitestone Mark Koppelman Bayside Sushi Island 87-18 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst

Mexican Garcia’s Mexican Cafe 70-09 Austin St. Forest Hills David Better Forest Hills Tequila Sunrise 59-24 Myrtle Ave. Ridgewood William Higgins Ridgewood

Nightspot Erin’s Isle 154-03 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone Web Douglas Whitestone Fino Wine & Tapas 39-13 Bell Blvd. Bayside Gigi Hernandez Bayside Italian Charities of America 83-20 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst


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Dee’s Brick Oven 107-23 Metropolitan Ave. Forest Hills William Higgins Ridgewood

2011

Food

“Great food, great ownership, great employees, great service! A landmark of College Point!” Anonymous –

Mark Koppelman Bayside Neir’s Tavern 87-48 78th St. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

Sly Fox Inn 177-23 Union Tpke. Fresh Meadows Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Yerman’s Pub 70-26 88th St. Glendale William Higgins Ridgewood

Pizza

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14-60 College Point Blvd. College Point Keith Espos College Point Vlado Frankola College Point Michele Frankola College Point Amu College Point Livingston College Point Jack Klingle College Point Scott Allmaes New Jersey Mike Bounassisi College Point Pat Daugusto Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn Lynne Stankes Whitestone

Freddy’s Pizzeria 12-66 150th St. Whitestone Web Douglas Whitestone M&G Pizza 19-05 Utopia Pkwy.

Whitestone E. Rieger Bayside Peppino’s Pizza 39-63 61st St. Woodside Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Pete’s Pizza 39-26 Bell Blvd. Bayside Robert Cinnirella Brooklyn Pizza Chef 153-81 Cross Island Pkwy. Whitestone


           

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London Lenny’s 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd. Rego Park Al Schneider Forest Hills

2011

Food

Red Lobster 90-15 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst Emily Hoffenberg Bayside

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Rosa’s Pizza & Pasta 55-26 69th St. Maspeth Pat Terranova Corona Sal’s 85-07 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven

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Villa Rustica 73-28 Bell Blvd. Oakland Gardens Emily Hoffenberg Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

Salad Pizza

Joe & John’s 59-10 Myrtle Ave. Ridgewood “Hopefully other pizza shops will offer this soon.” Cynthia Vanco Rego Park

Seafood Ayada 77-08 Woodside Ave. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Maria’s 38-11 Bell Blvd. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside

Steak Donovan’s of Bayside 214-16 41st Ave. Bayside Mark Koppelman Bayside Uncle Jack’s 39-40 Bell Blvd. Bayside Pat Daugusto

Sushi Ai Passion 20-02 Utopia Pkwy. Whitestone Karen Babich Whitestone E. Rieger Bayside Akiyama Japanese Restaurant 132-16 14th Ave. College Point Denise Fetonte Whitestone BJ’s Wholesale Club 137-05 20th Ave.

College Point Pat Terranova Corona Casa Asia 149-45 14th Ave. Whitestone E. Rieger Bayside Japanese Sushi 85-18 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven Maria Thomson Woodhaven Sushi Island 87-18 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst Jennifer Grady Elmhurst Sushi You 215-05 73rd Ave. Oakland Gardens Mark Koppelman Bayside

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Mental Health Seen Through Poet’s Eyes "I want people to know that mental illness for her master's and PhD degrees at The is not someone having a bad day, or a bad CUNY Graduate Center. week, but a chronic disease that surely causes "I was an only child and needed to stay at as much suffering as a serious physical ill- home to tr y to provide the emot ional supness -- on both the afflicted and their loved port my mother needed," explains Bannet t, ones." who says "Lithium Witness" is meant to be So says Flushing native Nina Bannett, au- "a tribute to my mother and a way to keep thor of "Lithium Witne ss," a poetry chap- her in my life." book that chronicles her life growing up with She proudly notes that she is the third a mother who suffered from generation in her family to bi-polar disorder, formerly graduate from Queens Colcalled manic depression. lege. Her mother graduated Just 4 years old when her in 1965, her father in 1961, mother was initially diagand her grandmother in nosed, Ba nnet t explore s 1984. what it's like to be the young It's not surprising that child of someone who lives Bannet t chose to become a in her own fluctuating realcollege profe ssor. "For me, ity and also what it was like school has always been a growing up surrounded by source of great stability," both mental illness and the she relates. "It was a refuge strongest bonds of love. from my mother's mood The New York City Colswings, which would evolve lege of Technology student's over months, and often culpoems take the reader minate in hospitalizations. through a 30-year-long It was a place that accepted painful cycle of separations me and that my mother acand reunions, depicting an Nina Bannett, the author of cepted for me." unbreakable mother-daugh- “Lithium Witness.” Her experiences with her ter relationship tested by anxiety, illness and mother have informed her teaching. "When ultimately, death. students have revealed their personal probThe 26 poems communicate the psycho- lems to me, my own sense of empathy (which logical, medical, and financial impact of I write about in the poem aptly titled 'Empamental illness as well as Bannett's struggle to thy') has helped me be sensitive to their come to terms with her mother's unexpected needs," she explains. death in 2004 from undiagnosed colon canBannett's urge to write about her mother cer. "Lithium Witness" addresses the themes was triggered by the older woman's death, of mental illness, mother-daughter relation- "to remember the small moments and sigships and the woman as art ist. nificant crises we had shared." She hopes Ba nnet t has been chair per son of Cit y readers of the poems will come away with Tech's English department since 2009. She more compassion for individuals with menbegan teaching full-time at the College in tal disorders and help effect a change, in 2003, after previously serving as a part-time general, in how people view mental illness. adjunct professor for six years. Her academic At first, Bannett wrote the poems for herarea of specialty is 19th and 20th centur y self, but as time went on, she began to see American Women's fiction, and she has pub- the value of sharing them with others. It lished ar ticle s on the work of Louisa May was when she read "The Rose Tat too," a Alcot t, Elizabet h S to ddar d a nd Anzia poem in the collect ion, to a Cit y Tech litYezierska. erature class, that she realized she wanted Bannet t's parents divorced when she was to publish a collection of work about her a teenager, and she continued to live w ith mother. her mother in the years that followed while "Occasionally, my mother would talk about seeing her father on the weekends. Winning wanting to write a book about her life, but a full academic scholarship to at tend Queens for lots of reasons, this eluded her," she exCollege enabled Bannett to live at home and plains. "Lithium Witness is not the book she care for her mother while earning an under- would have writ ten, but it is one I think she graduate degree in English. She went on would be proud of."

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and one for a lover of sweet, fruity flavors. Somet ime s t he dish ca n be tar t, but Ducale's recipe delivered just enough fruity essence to give the dish its signature flavor without going overboard. When biting down on a slice of chicken, be sure to top it with a slice or two of apple and a few raisins for the full effect. If the Duke was going capture our taste In Queens, one can say Italian eateries are a dime a dozen, but in Whitestone, buds, he'd have to do it with something where there is no shortage of place s to simple. And he did. Initially, one of us was hesitant about orenjoy the cuisine of that boot-shaped coundering a dish that required too much effort try, there is one place that stands out. Il Ducale, which means "of the duke" in from the chef. So he stuck with an Italian Italian, is more than just an eating experi- staple of mine (or at least what he believed to ence; it's almost like a mini tour of Italy in be an Italian staple) and choose the chicken itself. Inside is the ornate dining room parmesan with a side of spaghetti. The side of spaghet t i was just as any decorated with floor to ceiling frescos of the Italian coastline that almost makes you other, so he immediately directed his fork feel you are eating on a top of a cliff in towards to perky poultr y. A generously A m a l f i , o n a b e a c h f r o n t i n R e g g i o carved cutlet lay beneath a melting muddle of mozzarella cheese mesmerizCalabria, the water splashing up ing him. against the patio, or on a hilltop Whether it was because he o v e r l o o k i n g t h e A d r i a t i c i n RESTAURANT had not eaten out in a long (long) Ancona, watching the ferries distime or that this was after only appear over the horizon. having a bowl of dr y cereal for But get ting lost in the ambibreakfast that morning, he was ence is only the beginning. For sold. anyone who has ever been to and Awaiting her first real meal eaten in Italy, Ducale's cuisine is since breakfast, our allergyeven more of a throwback than prone guest's plate arrived just the paintings of the red roof in time. The Chicken Francese shorefront village s. You will feel came on a platter-sized dish with as if you're eating meals made three generously sized chicken breasts. specifically for a duke. For star ters, we dove into a mixed se- Each golden brown morsel had just the right lection of shellfish, ricot ta rolled-up in egg- amount of crispiness. The sauce had the perfect hint of lemon and herbs, and there plant and stuffed mushrooms. Three out of four of us enjoyed the was plenty to spare. After the heaping side mixed platter. To our delight, one of our of lightly sauced pasta, there wasn't much companions suffered from a shellfish allergy room for de sser t, but that didn't stop us which meant there was an extra item for from split ting one. Given the Italian-ness of the meal's proeach. Thank God for delicious allergens. The shrimp was the table's favorite. As ceedings, t iramisu felt mandator y. With they swiftly disappeared from the plate, we cappuccinos and espressos, which could silently moved on to the stuffed clams while hold their own against any warm brew our shellfish-free friend sat waiting in envy served at a café, we washed it back, refor the main courses to arrive. The lightly star ting our engine s. The fluffy lady fingers making up the breaded baked clams melted like but ter on our taste buds, comparable to some of the tiramisu's central layers remained firm, best we've ever tried. With just a bit of despite soaking up a sizable amount of room in our bellies we stuffed the rolled- coffee. Where others often crumble under up ricot ta eggplant s down a nd sat satis- the pressure of a fork, this tiramisu retained it s shape a nd consistency, the bitterness fied while waiting for the next course. One by one, our waiter placed our of the coffee mixing with a sweet cream to plates before us, one chicken dish after give a balanced and refreshing finale to our meal. another and fit ting to our personalities. It seems the ownership picked a deservThe Pol lo Normandi, chicken breasts marinated with diced apples, raisins and ing name. Il Ducale truly is Whitestone's cognac cream sauce, is a dish not often Duke of Italian cuisine. Viva Ducale! seen at many Italian eateries, but it's the –Queens Tribune Staff per fect meal for a summer, or autumn day, IL DUCALE RISTORANTE 12-53 150th St., Whitestone (718) 767-4699 CUISINE: Italian HOURS: Noon- 11 p.m., 7 days DELIV ERY: Yes CREDIT CARDS: All major

matches and skills competitions with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, David Wagner and other top player s a nd celebrit ie s w ith musical per formances by Cody Simpson and more. Stadium show tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), usopen.org and at the USTA Billie Jean King Nat ional Tennis Center box office. American Express is the official card of Ar thur Ashe Kids' Day. General admission promenade tickets cost $10 and loge tickets are $20. Ar thur Ashe Kids' Day will be broadcast nationally by CBS on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kids 12-and-under with stadium show tickets will receive a free Ar thur Ashe Kids' Day hat from the USTA and Hess on a first-come, first-served basis.

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US Open Champions Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters, world No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic, former US Open Champion Andy Roddick and the 2010 US Open Wheelchair Champion David Wagner will team up with actor Bradley Cooper, New York Knicks AllStar Carmelo Anthony, and pop star Cody Simpson at the 16th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented this Saturday, Aug. 27, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by TV personalities/actors La La Anthony and Quddus, the popular full-day tennis and music festival for children and adults alike - including interactive games,


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Send typed announcements for your club or organization’s events at least TWO weeks in advance to “Queens Today” Editor, Queens Tribune, 150-50 14 Road, Whitestone NY 11357. Send faxes to 357-9417, c/ o Regina. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION MEETS ON A REGULAR BASIS, SEND ALL DATES FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR.

ALUMNI THOMAS JEFFERSON Sunday, January 15 class of 1961 will meet in Florida. Tjhs1961@aol.com

DANCE LINE DANCING Saturdays 2-4 at Holy Family RC Parish Church, Msgr. Mahoney Hall, 175-20 74 th Avenue, Fresh Meadows. Light refreshments. ISRAELI FOLK Mondays 7:15-9:45 at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 18202 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.

ENVIRONMENT COMPOSTING Tuesdays, August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27 waste food drop off at the Steinway library at 4.

THEATER

FLEA MARKETS FLEA MARKET Saturdays and Sundays through Oc tober 1 at Faith Mission, 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway. RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, September 3 i n the church parking lot, 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue 10-3. Queen of Angels Church. TRASH & TREASURE Saturday, September 17 93 at All Saints Church, 21435 40th Avenue. BOOK & HEALTH FAIR Saturday, September 24 12-6 6 th Annual Queens Book and Health Fair in the Harvest Room at Jamaica Market, 90-40 160 th Street, Jamaica.

MOVING IMAGE Through September 4 The Films of Frank Sinatra. September 9-30 Gus Van Sant. Through January 16 Jim Henson Screenings and Programs. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 th Avenue, Astoria. 777-6800. $15. JON BATES BAND Saturday, August 27 1-5 Jon Bates Band performs. 5051800. FM POETS Saturday, August 27 Fresh Meadow Poets meet at the Forest Hills library at 10. PIANO CONCERT Saturday, August 27 piano concert at 2 at the Flushing library. DINO ROSI Saturday, August 27 international songs with Dino Rosi at the Broadway library at 3. ICE CREAM & DOGS Saturday, August 27 ice cream social and dog show at 1. Sundaes and floats 1.5. Dog show at 2 with Blessing of the Animals. First Reformed Church of College Point, 118-17 14 th Avenue, College Point. GREEK FILMS Saturday, August 27 “Panic in the Streets.” Sunday, August 28 “Baby Doll.” Saturday, September 3 “A Face in the Crowd.” Sunday, September 4 Greek American Filmmakers. Films in Greek. Greek Cultural Center in A s t o r i a a t 6 . 2 6 - 8 0 3 0 th Street. Free. SUMMER FUN Sunday, August 28 Theatre for t he New Cit y presents “Bamboozled.” Sunday, September 11 September 11 th tribute. Sunday, September 25 Jackson Heights Green Alliance Ending Cele b r a t i o n . 5 p m a t t h e 7 8 th Street Play Street, 78 th Street between Northern Blvd. And 3 4 th Avenue, Jackson Heights. SINATRA Monday, August 29 Sinatra tribute at the Arverne library at 5. GREEN FILMS Monday, August 29 “The End of the Line” will be shown at the Astoria at 6. ELLINGTON TRIBUTE Monday, August 29 tribute to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn at the Seaside library at 6. KAROAKE Tuesday, August 30 sizzlin’ summer karaoke at 5:30 at the Flushing library. SCRABBLE Tuesday, August 30 at the Fresh Meadows library at 1. BINGO Tuesdays at 7:15 at American Mart yrs Church, church basement, 216-01 Union Tu r n p i k e , B a y s i d e . 4 6 4 4 5 8 2 . Tu e s d ay s at 7:15 (doors open 6) at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.$3 admission includes 12 games. JEWISH MUSIC Wednesday, August 31 family entertainment. 7pm at Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 196 th Street.

Free. SUMMER MOVIES Friday, September 2 “Invictus.” St. Joseph Parish, 43-19 30 th Avenue, Astoria. 278-1611. BBQ begins at 7, movie at sundown. LIVE JAZZ Fridays through December 13 at 180-25 Linden Blvd.., St. Albans. 347-262-1169 ticket information. BANANAGRAM/ SCRABBLE Fridays at the Windsor Park library at 2. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Friday, September 2 at the Auburndale library at 3:30. FIRST FRIDAYS Friday, September 2 Socrates Sculpture Park offers evening hours. FM POETS Saturday, September 3 the Fresh Meadows Poets meet to discuss their work at 10 at the Fresh Meadows library. ARTIST TALK Saturday, September 10 46 artist talk for “Going Green” exhibit at Crossing A r t , 1 3 6 - 1 7 3 9 th A v e n u e , ground floor, Flushing. MUSIC IN GARDENS Sunday, September 11 Music in the Garden, resented with Bang on a Can at Socrates Sculpture Park at 3. OPEN MIC Mondays, September 12, Oc tober 10, November 14, December 12 evening of poetry at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike. WORLD MAKER FAIRE September 17-18 Hall of Science.

RELIGIOUS MESSIAH LECTURES Through September 14 series of lectures about the Messiah with Rabbi Gerald Solomon from 10:30-noon at the Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, 193-10 Peck Avenue, Flushing. 357-5100. ICE CREAM & DOGS Saturday, August 27 ice cream social and dog show at 1. Sundaes and floats 1.5. Dog show at 2 with Blessing of the Animals. First Reformed Church of College Point, 118-17 14 th Avenue, College Point. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 28 10-noon at t he Ba y Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 th Street, Bayside. REFORM TEMPLE Wednesday, September 7 the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 th Street, will hold an open house from 6-8. LUTHERAN REDEEMER Sunday, September 11 memorial service at 9:30. Regular service begins September 18 at 8:30. Sundays regular worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30. Sunday School, Adult Bible Class and Friendship Hour at 9:30. Youth Group at 12:30. Wednesday prayer group and Bible Study at 7. Lutheran Church of the Red e e m e r , 1 5 7 - 1 6 6 5 th A v enue, Flushing. 358-2744.

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KILLING KOMPANY Friday, September 23 “The Re a l i t y T V M u r d e r s ” a t Riccardo’s in Astoria. The Killing Company performs mystery dinner shows. 1-888SHOOT-EM for information.

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EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS KAYAKING Week e n d s t h r o u g h O c to ber 9 (weather permitting) kayaking from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove. 228-9214. LANDSCAPE/FLORAL Charcoal and pen and ink classes. 969-1128. JH ART CLUB Classes in all art forms days and evenings for children and adults. 454-0813. WOODBLOCK PRINTING Easy method in full color at the National Art League. 969-1128. CRAFT CLASSES Saturdays 11-3 at Maria Rose International Doll Museum in St. Albans. 2763454. SCRABBLE CLUB Saturdays at 10 at Count Basie Jr. HS, 132 nd Street and Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 8865236. SCULPTURE WORKSHOP Saturdays through September 24 children and families at the Socrates Sculpture Museum. 956-1819. PET OWNERS Saturdays (not on holiday weekends) from 1-4 free Doggie Boot Camp a:at Crocheron Park in Bayside (weather permitting). 4545800. Reservations required. Donations accepted. SKYPE CHAT Mondays, August 29, September 12, 19, 26 at the Queens Village library at 2. BALLROOM DANCING Mondays, August 29, September 12, 19, 26 at the Forest Hills library at 6:30. BRIDGE CLUB Mondays except holidays 12-4 at Pride of Judea in Douglaston. Lesson & play $10. Partners arranged. 4236200. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 4. DRAWING CLASS Mondays at the National Art League in Douglaston. 3610628. LINE DANCE Mondays beginner to intermediate lessons 6-9 in Bayside. 917-886-0519. KNITTING CIRCLE Mondays at Alley Pond Environmental Center. Register 229-4000. ADULT CHESS Mondays and Thursdays at the Queens Village library at 5:30. JOB INFORMATION Monday, August 29 at the Middle Village librar y. Register. INTRO MICROSOFT WORD Tuesday, August 30 at the McGoldrick library at 10:30. INTRO COMPUTER Tuesday, August 30 at the Queens Village library. Register. SCRABBLE CLUB Tuesdays at the East Flushing library at 3:30. GET YOUR YARNS OUT! Tuesdays after evening Minyan at 8, knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and others meet at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 263-7000, ext. 200. TOUR THE WORLD Tu e s d a y, A u g u s t 3 0 a t

10:30 adults tour the world via the internet at the Rosedale librar y. INTRO COMPUTER Tuesday, August 30 at the Queens Village library. Register. INTRO POWERPOINT Tuesday, August 30 at the Steinway library at 10:30. COMPUTER TRAINING Tuesday, August 30 at the Bellerose librar y. Register. INTRO EXCEL Tuesdays, August 30 at the Steinway library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Tuesday, August 30 at the Windsor Park library at 2. LANGUAGE CLASS Wednesdays Conversational Hebrew 2:30-3:30 and Torah Stories in Yiddish 3:30-4:30 at the Bayside Jewish Center. 352-7900. TANGO CLASS Wednesdays, August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28 at Buenos Aires Tango in Forest Hills. 347-642-4705. DUPLICATE BRIDGE Wednesdays 10:30-3:00 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills. $12 session, includes light lunch. 261-2900 INDOOR SOCCER – DADS Wednesday evenings at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 263-7000. OIL PAINTING CLASS Wednesdays 6-8 adult classes, all levels. Grace Lutheran Church in Forest Hills. 472-4055. WATERCOLOR CL ASS Wednesdays at 9:30 at NAL. Traditional and contemporary, all levels. 969-1128. BOOK AND NOOK FAIR Wednesday, August 31 Open house from 3:30-5:30 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. INTRO WORD Thursday, September 1 at the Steinway library. Register. QUILTING CLASS Thursdays 10-2 at the Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. 276-3454 or 917817-8653 to register. QUILTERS Thursdays at the East Elmhurst library at 12:30. CHESS CLUB Thursdays at the East Flushing library. Register. COMPUTER CLASS Every Thursday at the Queensboro Hill library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Thursdays at the Fresh Meadows library at 6. BALLROOM DANCING Thursday, September 1 at the Woodside library at 6:30. BEGINNERS COMPUTER Friday, September 2 at the Middle Village librar y. Register. KNITTING CLUB Fridays at the Maspeth library at 10. KNIT & CROCHET Fridays at the Fresh Meadows library at 10:30. COMPUTER COURSE Every Friday at the Ozone Park library. Register. CHESS CLUB Fridays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Auburndale li-

brary at 3. MICROSOFT WORD Friday, September 2 at the Far Rockaway library at 10:30. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, September 3, 17 learn to communicate effectively at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-436-7940. BALLROOM DANCING Thursday, September 8 ballroom dancing for beginners at the Woodside library at 6:30.

MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL PROJECT Saturday, August 27 First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst will provide school book bags, supplies and more. 446-0200. METROCARD VAN Wednesday, August 31 Metrocard Van from 10-noon at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 th Street and from 1-3 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69 th Street, Maspeth.

EXHIBIT QUEENS HISTORICAL Tu e s d ay s , S a t u r d ay s a n d Sundays 2:30-4:30 new exhibit “For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens,” with other exhibits, “Unraveling History: Using Textiles to Date the Past,” “Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum,” “Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens – Past, Present, Future,” and “The Civil War’s La sting Memory.” Queens H i s to r i c a l Societ y at Kingsland Homestead, 144th 35 37 avenue, Flushing. 939-0647, ext. 17. $2 seniors and students, $3 adults. FLUSHING COUNCIL Through September 2011 “Within the Emperor’s Gard e n : ” T h e Te n T h o u s a n d Springs Pavilion.” Through November 14 “Endangered Art/ists: China.” November 19 through January 7 “Korean Painting Exhibition: A Walk Through Nature.” Permanent displays include “Jazz Live!”, “Flushing Town Hall:” Fact or Folklore,” an historical exhibition on Flushing Town Hall and its place in history, “Legends of the Queens Jazz Trail” 463-7700. GOING GREEN Through September 11 “Going Green” at Crossing Art, 136-17 39 th Avenue, ground floor, Flushing. NOGUCHI Through September 18 “ Tra c k s : A n i m a l D ra w i n g s from Noguchi’s Travel” and “Highlights from the Collection.” Noguchi Museum, 3237 Vernon Blvd., LIC. $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. 204-7088. MOVING IMAGE Through January 16 Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. Museum of the Moving Image, 35 th Avenue and 37 th Street, Astoria. $15 adults. 777-6888.


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HEALTH YOGA CLASSES Saturdays 10-11 and Sundays 9:30-10:30 workshops on Yoga. Other classes include meditation, Ayurvedic, yoga philosophy, Sanskirt language. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Jackson Heights. 646-912-1885. YOGA IN THE PARK Saturdays through September 24 at Socrates Sculpture Park. 956-1819. CAPOEIRA IN THE PARK Saturdays through September at Socrates Sculpture Park. 956-1819. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 7 days a week. 962-6244. Flushing. MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Sundays 7-8:30 at Zion Episcopal Church, 143-01 Northern Blvd., entrance on 44 th Avenue, room 5, Little Neck. PILATES IN THE PARK Sundays through September 25 at Socrates Sculpture Park. 956-1819. TAI CHI IN THE PARK Sundays through September 25 at Socrates Sculpture Park.956-1819. WAITANKUNG Sundays at 2. Waitankung is a great total-body workout. Join these ancient Chinese exercise classes in the Flushing Hospital/Medical Center auditorium on 45 th Avenue between Parsons and Burling. Free. Jimmy 7-10pm 347-2156 information. NICOTINE ANONYMOUS Mondays 6:45-8:00 at the Center for Tobacco Control, 2 2 5 C o m m u n i t y D r i ve , Great Neck. 516-510-7826. TAI CHI Mondays and Thursdays at 11 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. $5 a class. CHAIR YOGA Monday, August 29 introduction to chair yoga at the Laurelton library. Register. GAM-ANON Tuesdays Free Synagogue of Flushing and Zion Episcopal Church. Wednesdays All Saints Episcopal Church in Bayside, First Presbyterian Church in Forest Hills, Church on the Hill in Flushing and United Methodist Church in Middle Village. Thursdays Free Synagogue of Flushing and Zion Episcopal Church. Call 1-877-6642469. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT E ve r y Tu e s d a y We ste r n Queens Caregiver Network in Sunnyside. 5:30-6:30. 784-6173, ext. 431. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Every Tuesday 3:30-4:30 at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 th Avenue, Bayside. 631-1886. ZUMBA Wednesdays the Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Cent e r , 1 3 - 0 0 2 0 9 th S t r e e t , Bayside, will hold Zumba Fitness classes from 7:30-8:30. $8 members, $10 others. 428-6363. YOGA Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 6701695. $10 class. OA

Thursdays at the Howard Beach library at 10:30. HATHA YOGA Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 at the Queensboro Hill library. TAI CHI Thursdays, September 1, 8, 1, 22, 29 at the Forest Hills library. Register. OA Fridays 6:30-8:30 at Unit y Center of Flushing, 42-11 1 5 5 th S t r e e t . S a t u r d a y s 10:30-noon at Resurrection Ascension, Feely Hall, 85-18

61 st Road, Rego Park. Beginners meeting except the last Friday of each month, which is a writing meeting. CO-DEPENDENTS ANON. Fridays 10-11:45 at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st R o a d , Rego Park. Women only. ALZHEIMERS Tu e s d a y s , S e p t e m b e r 1 3 , 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 13, 27 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237.

MEETINGS

SENIORS

MEN’S CLUB SOCCER Tuesday evenings at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. 2637000. FRESH MEADOW CAMERA Tuesdays the Fresh Meadows Camera Club meets. 917-612-3463. ADVANCED WRITERS Tuesdays Advanced Bayside Writers’ Group meets at 6:30 in the Terrace Diner, 212-97 26 th Avenue, upper level. Get feedback on your writing and develop your skills. FLUSHING CAMERA Wednesdays, August 31, September 7, 21 Flushing Camera Club meets at Flushing Hospital. 479-0643. WOMANSPACE Wednesdays Womanspace, a discussion group devoted to issues concerning women, meets 1-3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Avenue. New members welcome. QUEENS CENTRAL ROTARY Thursdays 6:30-8:30 Come learn if Rotary is for you. 465-2914. MEN’S GROUP Thursdays, September 1, 15, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1 Queens Pride House Men’s Group from 7-9 for gay, bi, trans men. WOMEN’S GROUP Fridays the Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. Call 461-3193. TALK OF THE TOWN Tuesdays, September 6, 20 art of public speaking in St. Albans at 7:15. 640-7092. TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, September 7, 21 learn the art of public speaking at t he Voices of Rochdale Toastmasters Club in Jamaica. 978-0732. VFW 4787 Mondays, September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 14, 21, December 12, 26 Whitestone VFW Comm u n i t y Po s t m e e t s . 7 4 6 0540. AMERICAN LEGION Mondays, September 12, Oc tober 10, November 14, December 12 American Legion Post 510 meets at St. Robert Bellamine in Bayside Hills. 428-2895. CATHOLIC VETS Mondays, September 12, Oc tober 10, November 14, December 12 American Mart yrs Catholic War Veterans Post ‘771 meets in Bayside. 468-9351.

AARP CHORUS Like to sing? The AARP Queens Chorus holds practice rehearsals for performances at nursing homes, rehab and senior centers. 523-1330. FREE LUNCH Saturdays, August 27, September 24 at Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens. 847-2649 reservations. BAYSIDE CENTER Tuesdays line dancing 9:30 and Thursdays 10:00. Fridays ballroom instruction at 10:15, ballroom and social dancing 1-3. Bayside Center for classes in movie, ping pong, bridge instruction, healthy lifest yle, card games, Wii bowling, painting, ESL, computer, exercise, dance, wellness workshops, etc. Lunch at 11:30. 225-1144. CAREGIVERS Ever y Tuesday Caregivers Support group at 3:30-4:30 at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 th Avenue, Bayside. 631-1886. METROCARD VAN Wednesday, August 31 Metrocard Van from 10-noon at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 th Street and from 1-3 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69 th Street, Maspeth. STAY WELL Wednesdays at 10:15 at the East Elmhurst library for exercise and other health related programs. WOMANSPACE Wednesdays Womanspace, a discussion group devoted to issues concerning women, meets 1-3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Avenue. New members welcome. STARS Fridays, September 2, 9, 16. 23, 30 Senior Theater Acting Repertory at the Queens Village library at 10. DANCE LESSONS Fridays, September 2, October 7 free dance lessons at the Pomonok Center. 5913377. FREE LUNCH Saturday, September 17 at All Saints Church in Richmond Hill. 849-2352. FREE LUNCH Saturday, September 17 at All Saints Church in Richmond Hill. 849-2352 reservations. POMONOK SENIORS Pomonok Senior Center, 6709 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 591-377.


Queens Today YOUTH Every Friday at 3 at the Ozone Park library. CHESS CLUB Fridays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Auburndale library at 3:30. STORY TIME Friday, September 2 for those through age 5 and caregivers at the Hollis library at 10:30. WOOD DESIGN Friday, September 2 be part of the fun using markers and completing a stand-up design. Middle Village library. Register. PICTURE BOOK TIME Friday, September 2 at 10:30 for those 4 and under and caregivers at the Ozone Park library. GAME DAY

Friday, September 2 at the Bay Terrace library at 2:30. JAPANESE CUDDLE-UP Friday, September 2 story time at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. BOOST Friday, September 2 Welcome Back Program for BOOST at the Central library at 3. COMIC JUGGLING Friday, September 2 at the Hollis library at 3. CUB SCOUTS 351 Fridays at St. Nicholas of Tolentine school cafeteria, Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike. Boys in grades 15. 820-0015. COMIC JUGGLING Friday, September 2 at the Hollis library at 3.

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CHESS CLUB Every Saturday at the Flushing library at 2. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 4. SUMMER READING Monday, August 29 at the Peninsula library at 4. TEEN CHESS Monday, August 29 at the Bayside library at 6. MOVIES FOR TEENS Mondays, August 29, September 19 at the Steinway library at 3. TEEN SUMMER Monday, August 29 teen summer reading party at the Seaside library at 3. SUMMER READING Tuesday, August 30 summer reading program celebration at the Laurelton library at 3. KARAOKE Tuesday, August 30 sizzlin summer karaoke at the Flushing library at 5:30. DROP IN & READ Tuesday, August 30 drop in and read at the Peninsula library at 2. TEEN GAMING Tuesday, August 30 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3:30. CARTOONING Tuesday, August 30 at the Pomonok library at 2:30. GAME DAY Every Wednesday at the Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. MAGIC Thursday, September 1 learn magic at the Glen Oaks library at 11. JEWELRY MAKING Thursday, September 1 at the Kew Gardens Hills library at 4. TEEN THURSDAYS Every Thursday at the Bay Terrace library at 3. CHESS CLUB Every Thursday 4-5:30 at the Douglaston/Little Neck library. CHESS CLUB Fridays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Auburndale library at 3:30. END OF SUMMER Friday, September 2 End of the Summer Part y for Teens at the Broadway library at 4.

STEINWAY Monday, August 29 “Let the Great World Spin” will be discussed at the Steinway library at 6:30. FLUSHING BOOK Friday, September 2 “Middlesex. Friday, Oc tober 7 “House of the Spirits.” Friday, November 4 “The Help.” Friday, December 2 “The Stranger.” Flushing Book Discussion Groups at 1 at the Flushing library. CENTRAL QUEENS Y Tu e s d a y, S e p te m b e r 1 3 “What are the limits of Free Speech?” A Conversation of NY Council for the Humanities with James Coll at 1:30.Free. Tuesday, September 20 investigative reporter Snigdha Prakash will discuss sensational trial vs. Merck. $6 donation requested. 1:30. Central Queens YM-YWHA, 67-09 108 th Street, Forest Hills. SUMMER READING Tuesday, September 20 “A Gesture Life” will be discussed at the LIC library at 10.

PARENTS ADHD OR PDD Daily after school programs to meet the needs of elementary school aged children who have learning disabilities and ADHD or PDD at the Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 rd Avenue, Bayside from 2:30-6:00. 225-6750, ext. 266. ANIBIC Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc. sponsors programs423-9550, ext. 243. KIDS KORNER After School Center is at the Central Queens YM-YWHA in Forest Hills. 268-5011, ext. 201. Extended hours. TOUGH LOVE Tu e s d a y s at 7:30 p.m. Toughlove International Parent Support Group for parents of out-of-control children (teens, pre-teens and adult children) meet at IS158 in Bayside. 393-7788.

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QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs. Contact your local branch for dates. SCULPTURE PARK Saturdays through September 24 the Socrates Sculpture Park will hold drop-in workshops for families. MATH HELP Saturdays at the Flushing library at 10. CHESS CLUB Every Saturday at the Flushing library at 2. S TORY TIMES Saturdays at 11 and Tuesdays at 10:30 weekly story times at Barnes & Noble, 1766 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at 4 at the Douglaston/Little Neck lib ra r y. B r i n g n e e d l e s a n d yarn. WORLD TRAVELERS Monday, August 29 at the Peninsula library at 2. FAMILY YOGA Monday, August 29 at the Rosedale library. Register. S TORY T I M E Tuesday, August 30 Back to School Storytime at 10:30 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. READING PARTY Tu e s d ay, Au g u s t 3 0 k i d s summer reading party at the Seaside library at 3. DROP IN & READ Tuesday, August 30 at the Peninsula library at 2. LEGO BUILDERS Tuesday, August 30 at the LIC library at 1. DROP IN & READ Tuesday, August 30 at the Peninsula library at 2. CHESS Wednesdays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. KNITTING Every Wednesdays at the Bayside library at 4. TOPS TRUMP CARD Every Wednesday tournament at the LIC library at 4. THEATRICKS Wednesday, August 31 at 4:30 at the Kew Gardens Hills library. FROG HAT Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2 at the Whitestone library at 3. PICTURE BOOK TIME Thursday, September 1 for those 3-5 and caregivers at 1:30 at the Queens Village library. CRAFT TIME Every Thursday at 3:30 at the Ozone Park library. BOY SCOUTS Thursdays Boy Scout Troop 138 meets at 7:30 in the basement at 192-15C 64 th Circle, Fresh Meadows. For those 11 and older. 4542391. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays at 2 at the Queens Village library. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays at the LIC library at 2. GAME DAY Fridays at the Queens Village library at 2. FLASH FRIDAYS


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Koo Backs Dem; Debate Turns Ugly endorsement of Weprin. “I am crossing party lines to support the best candidate for this community,” Koo said. “David Weprin embraces new immigrants and he knows the importance of having the opportunity to achieve the American dream. When I look in the mirror, I know in my heart I’m making the right choice.” Weprin also gained the endorsement of the top firefighters unions, the Uniform Fire Officials Association and the Uniform Firefighters Association. The two unions gave their endorsement, along with Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) at Engine 305 in Forest Hills on Sunday. He also received the endorsement of U.S.

Quake Rattles Queens; Irene Eyes The Island By DOMENICK RAFTER Minutes before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, millions all over New York – including all across Queens – were going about their daily lives when they felt the ground move in a way most of them had never felt before. In Manhattan, workers in office buildings ran for the exits thinking, only weeks before the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, we were being attacked again. But many knew what it was immediately – an earthquake. Queens wasn’t alone in feeling the shaking; the epicenter of the 5.8 magnitude quake was 500 miles away in small town of Mineral, Va. The quake was felt from Florida to Canada and west to Chicago. In Washington D.C., only 85 miles from the epicenter, the Capitol and White House were evacuated, as was the Pentagon where a burst water main flooded two hallways. Pieces of the spires at the National Cathedral and the city’s Mormon Temple fell to the earth; four-inch cracks were formed at the top of the Washington Monument. Closer to home, there was little damage, except for a collapsed chimney in Red Hook, Brooklyn, but nerves were rattled. The control tower at JFK Airport was evacuated; NYPD helicopters flew by the city’s bridges

to inspect them and make sure they were structurally sound. The weather is going to get weird again this weekend. The latest weather forecasts as of Wednesday afternoon called for Hurricane Irene to hug the Eastern Seaboard this weekend, and approach Long Island on Sunday as a Category 2 hurricane. Should it make landfall on Long Island, it would be the first to do so since Hurricane Gloria in 1985. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state’s Office of Emergency Management to prepare for the storm and he has told those in the track of a hurricane, including us in Queens, to put together an emergency kit that includes first aid, batteries, a radio, and a flash light as well as stocking up on water and food that doesn’t spoil; to restrain any outdoor furniture that could be blown away; to keep your car’s gas tank full; and to prepare an evacuation route. Some coastal and low lying communities, including Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Long Island City and Far Rockaway, could see evacuations ahead of Irene this weekend if the state deems it necessary. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.

By VERONICA LEWIN MediSys pulled the plug on debt-ridden Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway this week, leaving the institution at an even greater risk for closure. MediSys, which operates Flushing Hospital Medical Center and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, ended its affiliation with the Far Rockaway hospital effective Tuesday. This caused the hospital to immediately lose access to anesthesiologists and critical administrative functions. To protect patient health and safety, the State DOH advised ambulances be sent to other emergency rooms and that the hospital not admit any new patients until further notice. Current patients will be discharged or transferred to area hospitals. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the only other hospital on the peninsula, has previously said it plans to accommodate Peninsula patients and employees as much as they can.

“We are very saddened and concerned by Peninsula’s situation,” said Nelson Toebbe, CEO of St. John’s. St. John’s will take immediate steps to begin increasing capacity of its emergency room, ambulatory care, surgery, critical care and inpatient facilities, Toebbe said in a statement. The hospital plans to complete these steps in the coming weeks and months. Before Peninsula Hospital Center can legally close, the Hospital Closure Planning Act requires the State Dept. of Health to hold a public forum to determine the closure’s impact on the community and measures taken to decrease the impact of the loss. The state DOH said it is continuing to work with the Peninsula Hospital Board to evaluate any plans that could potentially save the failing hospital. Reach Reporter Veronica Lewin at vlewin@queenspress.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 123.

Pols To Boro Foragers: ‘Stop Eating The Park’ By JASON BANREY Queens lawmakers are fighting to keep the borough’s parks from becoming city “salad bars.” According to Assembly members Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Grace Meng (DFlushing), urban foraging has found its way into the borough and some Queens’ residents are taking advantage of the foliage. “Our parks are here for enjoying, not for eating,” said Lancman, who represents the eastern half of the park. “We won’t have parks to enjoy if people keep treating them like their personal salad bar.” Beverly McDermott, president of the Kissena Park Civic Association, said wildlife is also suffering from “luxury” poaching. From pheasants being taken away in shopping bags, to fish and turtles being removed from Kissena Lake by the tub-load to a group of individuals coming in and remove hundreds of daffodil bulbs from various areas throughout the park, McDermott said she has seen it all. On several occasions she witnessed individuals removing red-eared sliders from the lake. After immediately addressing the culprits, McDermott was met with responses either in different languages or sharp criticisms about how no one enforces the law. “This could all be avoided if the [Parks Dept.] would enforce the rules,” the lifelong Flushing resident said. But enforcing the law is easier said than done. Since the 1990s and after a hiring freeze in 2009, the number of Parks Enforcement Patrol officers (PEP) citywide has plummeted to less than 100 from a patrol that was 450 officers strong.

This has left the borough with only 14 PEP officers to patrol more than 7,000 acres of Queens’ parks. Despite the lack of enforcement, McDermott and local elected officials are asking the Parks Dept. to step up and impose the current $250 maximum fine to deter future culprits from striking again. Within the month signs will be posted in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean at various spots in the park, making all aware of that foraging as well as poaching are illegal. Lancman also noted the impact foragers are having on the park’s fragile ecosystem. “The plants, the wildlife, they all interact and inter-depend on each other,” Lancman said. “Withdrawing any part of that ecosystem will have a very negative effect.” But to Wildman Steve Brill, a former Parks Dept. employee who ran authorized urban foraging tours in the 1980s and 1990s, the Assemblyman is wrong. “There is this false argument that wildlife has problems finding food because of urban foraging,” said Brill who currently runs tours throughout many of the City’s parks. “That’s not supported by scientific evidence.” Brill also knocked those who judged urban foragers in search of renewable resources in the same light as poachers pulling wildlife from City parks. Either way, as the unofficial mayor of Kissena Park, McDermott promises to continue prowling the premises for poachers and foragers. “You can’t expect to fill your stomach in the park,” McDermott said. Reach Reporter Jason Banrey at jbanrey@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 128.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. At a spirited debate Monday night held at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills and sponsored by the Queens Civic Congress, the candidates faced off in front of an unruly crowd of hecklers. Turner explained his position as a true independent running under a Republican banner. “I owe no one anything,” he said. “I am not a party loyalist and they don’t have anything I want or need.” An unruly crowd of hecklers gathers at Young Israel of Weprin noted his posi- Kew Gardens Hills to watch the spirited debate. tions against President Barack Obama on Israel and against Council Many of Weprin’s responses to questions Speaker Christine Quinn on congestion pric- were cut short as he would bring up Tea Party ing and term limit extensions as signs that he references to Turner’s candidacy, eliciting is not always going to toe the line of his party. huge roars and protest from the crowd, who Turner has vowed to cut 35 percent in then would drown out his answers. federal spending over the next 10 years, and The National Republican Campaign Comthat would include dramatic reductions in mittee, the body that oversees GOP Congresagencies such as the U.S. Dept. of Agricul- sional campaigns nationwide, sent Turner’s ture and the U.S. Dept. of Education. He also campaign $44,500 in funding last week, a opposed extending unemployment benefits sign they may be taking the race seriously. for people who have been receiving unem- The NRCC however is preoccupied with ployment for 99 months. another special election in Nevada, a seat the “Fifty percent of people whose benefits GOP is defending. That election will be held run out end up finding a job,” he said. “When the same day. is enough enough? The burden is on the Editor Brian M. Rafferty contributed. individual. There is a point, and I think we’ve Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at or reached it.” (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125.

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By DOMENICK RAFTER There’s no summer vacation for the candidates vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner – nor for those who seek to out-shout their opponent’s supporters. Democratic candidate David Weprin and Republican candidate Bob Turner have been crisscrossing the district in both Brooklyn and Queens meeting voters and rounding up endorsements. Weprin got a key cross-party endorsement last week from Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing), who had endorsed and campaigned for Turner in 2010; he endorsed Weprin at the Flushing Chinese Business Association on Main Street on Aug. 18. Koo focused on immigration issues in his


A Once In A Blue Moon Election In Queens Every once in a blue moon a story come s along that has the ability to sway an election. Now New York’s 9th Congressional District has had several Blue Moon stories in, well, less than a Blue Moon.

“Once in a Blue Moon” is a common way of saying not ver y often, however, it was not easy to determine exactly what a Blue Moon is. A recent popular definition, says it is the second full moon to occur in a single calendar month. And since the interval between full moons is about 29.5 days, and the length of an average month is 30.5 days, it is rare but does sometimes happen. There will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so by common definition and

math, once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-ahalf years.” In fact, “Once in a blue moon” is most frequently used colloquially to mean “a rare event.” Blue Moon Story 1: First and foremost was the Anthony Weiner Sext ing stor y wh ich stoo d the news media on its head and rivaled in coverage the bizarre adventures of the likes of Charlie Sheen, Dominique Kahn and Lindsay Lohan. It’s effect not only resulted in the re signation of Ant hony Weiner from Congress, but it eliminated him from the 2012 Mayoral race where he was the perceived frontrunner. Blue Moon Story 2: Former Mayor Ed Koch comes along and makes an election that should be an easy win for almost any Democrat over almost any Republican, a personal crusade against President Obama’s stance on Israel. He oppose s t he Democrat Dav id Weprin (with a history of support for Israel) to back Bob Turner, the Republican with little or no record on very much – especially Israel. Koch’s ongoing barrage manages to bring what should be more than a 10 point victory by Weprin down to what polls are reporting as a 6 point lead. In fact, 6 points can evaporate quickly, even without a Blue Moon Story.

Well, the Koch effect behind us, and the boredom beginning to creep in, this writer assumed the normal patterns would evolve and the race would soon be back to a close-to-10-point Democratic win to represent the political leanings of a District which heavily leans towards Democrats in registration with some recent right wing influence. Couple this with the effectiveness of the Queens Count y Democratic Organization, the proven fundraisi ng abi lit y of Weprin who amassed impressive amounts as a comptroller candidate in 2009 and adding the Weprin family network, we could have dismissed this as the race that never was. Well, we haven’t seen the candidates financial filings – they’re due Sept. 1 — but it doesn’t appear Weprin is spending as much as Turner. Sources tell us that the Democratic and Republican Congressional Campaign Committees do not intend to invest in this district, which is likely to be sacrificed in the upcoming redistricting. And there are still 3 weeks for Weprin to spend and lengthen his unimpressive lead. Remember, Turner was the Republican Candidate against Anthony Weiner in 2010 and we assumed he showed us his

best back t hen. Hold onto your hats. Turner has done it again. Blue Moon Stor y 3: T he Daily News reported on Sunday on a t wo decade old, h igh profile stor y about a n AIDS-str icken Brooklyn woman’s que st to find new parents for her son: “A dying Rosemary Holmstrom got offers from people around the world who wanted to take in her then-8-year-old C.J. The Queens couple who adopted the boy and made him part of their family never wanted to be identified - until now. Bob Turner, the Republican nominee for disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s vacant Brooklyn-Queens seat, and his wife Peggy, raised C.J., now 26. “This was not a tough decision,” Bob Turner said. “It wasn’t ‘should we or should we not.’ It was the right thing to do.” “He was so cute. He was adorable,” added Peggy Turner, remembering C.J. as a young boy.” A picture of candidate Bob, wife Peggy flanking 26-year-old C.J. Turner accompanied the heartwrenching story. Now the story may have been released on Bob Turner’s timetable, but the selfless deed was done by the Turners 20 years earlier, before

Turner dreamed of elective office. What will be the effect from this story, which we believe will take center stage, in an election where the economy, the debt ceiling differences of the parties and jobs in New York should be the issues? Well, the Democratic side has not demonstrated an ability to focus on the differences between Weprin and Turner. In fact, they have been on the defensive since Ed Koch poked his nose across his bridge that used to be ours. Now, can the Weprin camp keep his left-leaning vote in line with a candidate who has demostrated he has the heart, soul and compassion usually belonging to the Democrats? Weprin and his campaign team have their task cut out for them. They must take control of the message of this campaign from the Turner camp, which has been in control for the past month. They must different iate bet ween t he stances of the candidates. They must differentiate between the beliefs of the parties. The 9th CD is a Democratic District and has a long history of voting Democratic. And only once in many Blue Moons can it be expected to deviate from the pattern. MSchenkler@QueensTribune.com

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Will The Legislature Do What’s Right For All? By HENRY STERN organization he and It is an ancient truothers formed called ism that the first law of New York Uprising. nature is self-preservation. After the RepubliThe thought was excan victor y, they conpressed elegantly by Ancluded that the independrew Marvell in 1675 in dent commission they England in a metaphysipromised to suppor t cal poem, “Hodge’s Vision could not come into effrom the Monument”: fect until the state ConHenry Stern “Self-preservation, stitution was amended, nature’s first great law, / All the an event that would not take place creatures, except man, doth awe.” before 2013, at the earliest, and The relevance of this to today’s would not apply until the 2022 politics arises when we consider election. What happened, of the decennial issue of redistricting. course, was that once they had a New York State is historically majority, the Republicans repudinoted for egregious gerrymandering. ated their pledge, as it was no For roughly the last half century, the longer i n their self-i ntere st to Assembly has been districted to elect honor it. Democrats, whereas the Senate lines Governor Cuomo has repeatfavor Republicans. The steady edly pledged to veto any districting growth in allegiance to the Demo- plan that is not prepared by an crats and the relative depopulation independent commission. He does, of upstate has made it increasingly however, leave h imself some difficult to draw Senate lines to keep wiggle room by requiring that the the Republican Senate majority. plan be fair, reasonable and nonIn 2008, the Democrats actu- partisan, without re-emphasizing ally gained a Senate majority be- the necessit y for an independent cause of the high vote for Presi- commission. dent Obama. They managed their To his credit, the Governor majority so shamefully and cor- has stated that he does not beruptly that the Republicans nar- lieve that the committee of state rowly regained control in 2010. legislators charged with statutory During the campaign, all the Re- authority to draw the lines, the publicans promised in writing to New York State Legislative Task support an independent redistrict- Force on Demographic Research ing commission in order to win the and Reapportionment (LATFOR), approval of Mayor Koch and an can see past their own personal

and political interests and create district that are equitable. A possible scenario is that, anticipating Governor Cuomo’s veto, the Legislature will avoid the consequences of over riding the Governor’s honest and populist stance and instead stall as long as it can, perhaps unt il Februar y 2012, before issuing its lines. The aim of this strategy would be for the legislature to make the case to the courts, which would then be charged with drawing the line s, that there would not be enough time before the April 24, 2012 primary date to come up w ith new line s, and thus there would be no alternative but to adopt the LATFOR lines. To thwart this potential manipulation, Governor Cuomo should appoint a nonpartisan, independent commission now that would draw up equitable lines. This commission’s recommendations would not be binding, nor would they carry official weight, but they would be valuable if the redistricting battle winds up in the courts, and the judiciar y needs a viable alternative to the LATFOR lines. Common Cause Ne w York deserves praise for the substantial labor that it is currently performing to create their own set of lines, drawn up according to the principle s commonly held by goo d government groups. Basic fairness

requires that legislative districts be compact, contiguous, equal in population, reflect communities of intere st, a nd not be stacked, packed, hacked or cracked, which are terms used to describing either stuffing members of one group into a district in order to control it, or breaking up natural concentrations of people to diminish their power to elect a member of their group. There is still a possibility that the Legislature will honor its pledge and hold a special session to appoint an independent commission

in place of LATFOR. That is, however, highly unlikely as it would almost certainly frustrate the Senate Republicans’s desire to maintain their majority, which they may lose unless President Obama’s defeat in 2012 is massive. The voters have a right to choose their elected officials. The officials do not have a right to choose their voters, although in fact they try to do just that. Sometimes they even succeed. In New York State they usually do. StarQuest@NYCivic.org

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What’s Shaking? The earthquake that hit Queens and the rest of the East Coast on Tuesday was nothing to sneeze at. A 5.8 quake is pretty bad, but not all that destructive. For our first major quake in a few decades, we fared rather well. Nobody got killed by the quake itself; there were no reports of quake-related injuries, and certainly, despite the shaking, nobody suffered any major property damage. The same may not be said this coming weekend. As of press time, the State had opened its Emergency Operations Center, the Governor had called for citizens to start figuring out their evacuation plans and people have been encouraged to keep their gas tanks full, bottled water on hand, and make sure they have flashlights with working batteries. In a worst-case scenario, we may be facing some serious rain, tropical-strength winds and potential damage. Unlikely as it may be, it is better to err on the side of caution than to be caught unprepared. Nobody should go into a panic over this, but we advise all of our readers to use common sense and wise judgment when deciding when and where to travel as Hurricane Irene comes up the coast this weekend. Even if she doesn’t hit us head on, her effects will be felt for a half day or so beforehand, and the worst of the weather will not pass until she is to our north. In the past 12 months, Queens has seen single-day records broken for heat, rain and snowfall; we have experienced back-to-back blizzards, a tornado, a stifling heat wave and an earthquake. Let’s not jinx anything, but be sure to keep abreast of the weather as we head into the coming weekend.

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Raccoon Issue To The Editor: Susan Craig through her comments, unfortunately, shows how ignorant she is of the raccoon problem in Northeast Queens. She refuses to admit it, but the problem is very serious, far more serious than Avella, Hevesi or any other elected official may be aware of. As it often is the case with our New York City agencies, a problem is not a problem until it becomes an “issue.” Ms. Craig will find it very hard to give an explanation after a child is bitten or attacked by a raccoon. The residents of Northeast Queens have already underlined the increasing stubborn, brazen and often times defiant attitude of the raccoons who, nowadays, are venturing out while still daylight. Ms. Craig seems to be unaware of the damage and costs that are associated with this problem. Empty garbage cans are eaten away as are garage doors! Ms. Craig is quoted as saying: “Picking up a raccoon is pointless without addressing the problems that make the area, home or build-

ing attractive to them.” As a resident who has been dealing with this problem for over a year, I find this statement baseless and offensive. The law sets limitations on the capture of raccoons by private citizens. The protection of the children of Northeast Queens and the property of its residents should be the responsibility of Ms. Craigs’ agency. Jaime, Douglaston

Thanks For Help To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity within your publication that reaches a large Queens readership to publicly thank the following merchants who have consistently donated to my annual Veterans’ BBQ: Brothers Deli, Carvel Ice Cream, Old Howard Dairy, Ragtime Deli, Russo’s on the Bay, Sal’s Meat Market, and Sugar Bun Bakery. For the past three years, all these Howard Beach vendors have generously donated the food, drinks, ice and condiments. Over 100 Queens veterans and their families who attended last

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Saturday’s (August 20) free event in front of my district office would also want me to thank all of you for the hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda served at one of the last outdoor events I sponsor each summer. Kudos to Mr. Pat Connolly and VFW Post 2565 for once again so graciously hosting the veterans and their families at their post. Special thanks are in order to Mike Sarter, who manned the grill all afternoon, and to Rock’n’ Randy and Johnny Christ for the live entertainment. Once again, I want to thank everyone, including my staff and the local volunteers who helped serve the crowd during my 3rd annual BBQ. You made the event an unforgettable, wonderful day to honor Queens veterans — our way to thank them for their service. Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr., Ozone Park

No Brainer To The Editor: There appears to be no end to the Bloomberg Willets Point “No Brainer.” The list of negatives continues to grow. 1. While Willets Point could be considered structurally a blighted area, it clearly was not fiscally blighted. There were hundreds of businesses that employed thousands of people that supported even more thousands of their family members. As to structural blight that was caused not simply by oversight, but willful neglect by the City of New York bordering upon gross malfeasance in office. The City collected taxes from the area even sewer rent where sewers did not exist. Had Mayor Bloomberg not been in bed with his fat cat real estate interests, the structural blight could easily have been repaired and the businesses remain. 2. Bloomberg never explained to the public why luxury apartment buildings and shopping centers would serve any greater civic need than the businesses being thrown out. 3. Bloomberg never explained why another convention center serves a city need when there is one in Manhattan and probably another one in the Aqueduct site. 4. Bloomberg has never told the public the full amount of taxpayer money his real estate friends will reap from this taxpayer rip off. 5.Bloomberg’s claim Van Wyck ramps will avoid traffic congestion in the area is pie in the sky nonsense. The Grand Central Parkway and Van Wyck Expressway are over loaded now, more so when the Mets and the USTA play. Adding Willets Point will create a traffic nightmare. Deputy Editor: Joseph Orovic

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Census Truth To The Editor: “Census Data May Be Right After All” (Dominick Rafter, Aug. 18) was a brilliant piece of journalism not found in any of the so-called superior major daily newspapers. Everyone conveniently forgot that the Census Bureau spent billions of dollars including $133 million on an ad campaign which included $2.5 million for Super Bowl commercials. Every household received several direct mailings. Members of Congress also sent out numerous mailings at taxpayers expenses reaching virtually everyone. The Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate along with every NYC Council member, Borough President, State Senator and State Assembly member promoted participation in the census with their own mailings. Every daily and weekly newspaper ran editorials and articles spreading the word free of charge. They all knew how it impacts future Congressional representation and distribution of federal aid. Unless you were living under a rock in Central Park, you knew about the census. The Census Bureau had access via the Internal Revenue Service, State and City counterparts along with NYC Board of Elections own respective mailing lists. They conducted a door to door canvas within each census tract block by block, building by building. This was followed up by repeat visits to households who didn’t respond. It exceeded Senator Schumer and Mayor Bloomberg’s own past vaunted “get out the vote” campaign operations. What was left to do? James Mammarella

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6. Now comes what easily could be the straw that broke the camel’s back. A waste station being built close to LaGuardia Airport as reported on the front page of The Tribune’s Aug. 18 issue, creating a clear danger to the surrounding area, including the proposed Willets Point alleged redevelopment. Why would any rational person choose to live or parents send their children to a school in an area that is bounded on all sides with huge traffic congestion; LaGuardia Airport; The Mets baseball stadium; the USTA stadium; a useless Convention Center; and now a huge garbage transfer station which The Tribune’s editorial aptly described as “ For The Birds” Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes his Willets Point plan will represent the pinnacle of his tenure as Mayor. I disagree and believe it will ultimately be known as “Bloomberg’s Folly.” Benjamin M. Haber, Flushing

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Those who have complained about the results including our own U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with our Congressional delegation and other public officials who demagogued on this issue for political purposes owe us a public apology for their political grandstanding. The same group of elected officials led by Schumer and his ilk continues to cry about potential federal aid we might lose. Never shy around a camera or microphone, he continues to be strangely silent about looking at how all NYC municipal agencies manage their respective share of $6 billion plus in regular formula federal aid supplemented by billions of dollars more in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) stimulus funding. Larry Penner, Great Neck

America, Limited To The Editor: We may have the debt ceiling crisis resolved, but most of the clouds of uncertainty have not been lifted from our fragile economy. Our elected officials behaved like financial terrorists in a banana republic, no offense to the retail chain. They then headed off to their vacations without permanently funding the FAA over $2 million in subsidies to general aviation airports and Delta’s labor issues, letting $30 million in daily revenue slip away for two weeks, and stranding thousands of workers with the uncertain prospect of future unpaid “leave.” I wonder if all these politicians realize that when they are on the campaign trail next year, they may need to fly into these small, local airports. Would you invest in a country that behaved so fiscally irresponsibly? Hell, no. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange already no longer considers T-bills risk free. It is only a question of time until the rest of the world catches on and stops shopping U.S. Which begs the question: just how are we going to have capitalism if we can’t raise capital? Have we become, in a paraphrase of that “sage” from the 2008 election, and perhaps this Presidential cycle as well, just a Third World country trying to put “lipstick on a pig?” Inquiring investors want to know. Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria, Va.

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After a successful release this summer on the big screen, the scrawny boy from Queens with a shield of armor may be returning to our borough in the future. With the success of Captain America and the plans for him to be featured in five more Marvel movies, moviegoers may see Chris Rogers in Queens again. After seeing him at the 1939 World’s Fair in the movie, producer Stephen Broussard hinted that he maybe appearing in Queens again, but didn’t say which film. So for those of you that saw the film or to those who grew up reading the comic, get ready to see more of the super hero in Queens.

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Clean Up! Though the story is a mess, we know that during a routine repair job within the Dept. of Sanitation maintenance facility in Maspeth, a salt spreader owned by the Dept. of Corrections ended up crashing through the outer wall of the building and nearly plunging three stories to the parking lot below. Fortunately, nobody was below when the crash occurred, so the falling debris banged up some cars and nobody was hurt. As for the driver, he ended up stuck dangling for a while before he and the truck could be rescued. We just love the picture.

How Many Hills?

It’s only been a year since we last wrote about Seregon O’Dassey, a Pennsylvania native who is working on making a name for herself here in the big city. This gal has been in Maxim, Stuff and Playboy, but her true focus is on acting. The modeling is great, but she sees her true future on screen. This self-described Star Trek geek admits that working alongside a space traveler would be her

ultimate role. She envisions “a fantasy story I write gets picked up by a network and I am playing one of the lead roles, directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers) or Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek The Next Generation).” “Or a contract role on a soap opera,” she added. In the meantime, Seregon has a slew of small parts in some upcoming movies with fascinating

Seregon O’Dassey Home: Woodside Age: 30 Height: 5’ 7" Weight: 120 lbs Stats: 36-24-36 titles, including “Girl Scout Cookies,” “Sound Of Mind,” “Scream Queens Campfire” and “Witch’s Brew.” Whatever the role, we’re sure Seregon will steal the scene. Keep working at it; you’re sure to hit the big time.

Sesame St. Pride

New geography for the Queens Chamber of Commerce passport? just one. Perhaps the Queens Chamber of Commerce thinks the neighborhood is so awesome, there should be more like it? Or perhaps they just need a copy editor.

Running of the Bull

More traffic on Liberty Avenue, Jamaica

Astoria is short one potential gay couple. The makers of Sesame Street – which is shot at Astoria's Kaufman Studios – dismissed rumors that Bert and Ernie are gay, ending hopes for the show’s first gay wedding. “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation,” the show said in a statement. The announcement came after a Facebook Bert and Ernie are just puppets with no sexual orientation page launched by gay rights acConfidentially, New York . . . tivists asked the bathtub-sharing duo to tie the knot on the show to teach the acceptance of gays and lesbians. We’re glad Sesame Street cleared that up. Now if only we caould find out if Big Bird is a dude or chick.

Just when we thought we’ve seen everything in this borough we got another surprise. On Aug. 10, some Queens residents got their opportunity to run with the bulls – and they didn’t even have to fly to Pamplona. After making a break from a Jamaica slaughterhouse, a bold bull legged its way along Liberty Avenue in an attempt to escape his inevitable demise. Onlookers recorded the event as the brazen bull bolted its way into York College before being corralled. Although the incident did not seem as exciting as the world famous event in Spain, spectators seemed to enjoy the debacle as two butchers were in tow, trying to corral the brown bovine in an amateur attempt of a real-time rodeo.

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The Queens Chamber of Commerce knows a lot about Queens. In the century they’ve been around, they’ve been the go-to group for businesses in the borough. So it surprised us when we received their (well-put together) invitation to their centennial celebration and found a mistake not common among those who know Queens. The invitation was designed like a U.S. Passport (is this even legal?) In the back, a series of stamps identifying Queens neighborhoods are on a page that looks like the one in your passport that gets stamped at customs. The neighborhoods listed include Kew Gardens, Far Rockaway, Maspeth, College Point, Bayside, North Corona, and Richmond Hills, - yes, Richmond Hills with an "s." Now of course we know the neighborhood is Richmond Hill –

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It may not seem like much now, but this gutted behemoth is really not an airplane hangar – it is the future home of the biggest arts space in Queens. The Queens Museum of Art is undergoing an extreme transformation, doubling in size to 100,000 square feet, clearing out the ice skating rink that used to take up this side of the New York City Building. The structure itself has been a “Best” since we began making these lists, having been constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair, transformed into the first headquarters for the United Nations, being the home of the birth of Israel and later morphing into the museum and ice rink. Though we will have to wait until late 2013 to see the final result, we are sure that the $65 million expansion may even qualify for a new category: “Better In Queens.”



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