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Vol. 43, No. 37 Sept. 12-18, 2013

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ON TO NOVEMBER Melinda Katz bested Peter Vallone Jr. for the Democratic Borough President nomination, while races are set for November’s General Election. See complete Election Coverage inside, Pages 3, 4, 5 and 20.

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL BREAKFAST BUSINESS FORUM DISCUSSING THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE IN NEW YORK CITY 8 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Student Union in Queens College. Special guests include: U.S. Rep. Steve Israel – moderator Don Graves, deputy assistant secretary at U.S. Dept. of Treasury – keynote speaker Gov. David Paterson For more information, see page 2.

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Queens DeaDline

Katz Wins Dem Primary for Queens Beep By Luis Gronda and steven J. Ferrari It was a celebratory night for Melinda Katz, as she claimed the Democratic nomination for Queens Borough President Tuesday, besting Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Katz took a comfortable lead early and held on as the results were finalized. In the end, her 48,876 votes – 44.45 percent of the tally – gave her an 11,000 vote lead. (Editor’s Note: For complete results, see the box on this page). Everly Brown finished third, with 12.56 percent. Despite dropping out of the race last month, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) still got more than nine percent of the vote. As soon as the race was called around 11 p.m. Tuesday evening, Katz, surrounded by nearly every Queens elected official, walked into The Flying Pig in Forest Hills to give her victory speech. Supporters clapped and cheered as Katz walked into the watering hole, including one person who yelled “Good evening Madame Borough President!” Katz thanked everyone who worked on her campaign and thanked the Queens Democratic Party in backing her BP bid. “I don’t care who knows it, I don’t care what’s said about it, I am proud

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Melinda Katz enters her victory celebration Tuesday night with her partner, Curtis sliwa. u.s. Rep. Joseph Crowley and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined her in a show of support. at left: Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. addresses supporters as he conceded the Borough President race to Katz. that the Queens County Or- election night party at Studio Square. ganization was a team…we The Councilman thanked his supporters in attendance – including Astoria stood together,” she said. Katz added they ran a campaign Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas that was well received by many people and State Sen. Mike Gianaris. “We took on everybody,” Vallone in the Borough. “We had a message that said we are said. “We got out there and scared the a diverse, wonderful array of folks that heck out of them.” Vallone said he was unsure of what have come from all over the world to raise their children right here in the he would do once his term in City Borough of Queens,” she said. “We Council ended on Jan. 1, but said he need to make sure that this Borough had spoken to Katz and offered to moves forward, does not go behind work with her in whatever capacity and we need to continue the work of she needed. “We’re going to continue to work Borough President Helen Marshall together to be that independent voice and those that came before her.” Over in Astoria, Vallone held his for Queens,” he said.

After she addressed the crowd at her victory celebration, Katz noted that one of her keys to victory was the race whittling down to just a few candidates. As others began to drop out of the race – with most of her former opponents backing her – Katz said it allowed for more of a focus on the issues. “I think the support I had with the candidates that did decide not to pursue the Borough President’s office was extremely essential in this race,” she said. Current Borough President Helen Marshall said she was elated that Katz emerged victorious and the work she did under former BP Claire Shulman will serve her well if she is elected in November. “She’s going to be a good Borough President. She understands what she has to do,” Marshall said. With the Primary behind her, Katz will now face Republican Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, who mounted a challenge to Gianaris for his state senate seat last year, in November’s General Election.

Borough President Primary results

Melinda Katz – 48,876 (44.45 percent) Peter Vallone Jr. – 37,046 (33.69 percent) Everly Brown – 13,813 (12.56 percent) Tony Avella – 10,221 (9.30 percent)

De Blasio Wins, But Challenge Looms By steven J. Ferrari Editor-in-Chief

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, a distant second place with about 26 percent, said he wanted each vote As Primary Day approached, the to be counted, refusing to concede main intrigue in the Democratic May- until the 19,000 absentee and affidavit oral Primary became whether Public votes cast had been counted. Advocate Bill de Blasio could garner “Every voice in New York City enough votes to avoid a run-off. counts,” Thompson told supporters As he took the stage to declare vic- chanting “Three More Weeks” Tuestory Tuesday night, de Blasio had re- day night. “And we’re going to wait ceived just over 40 percent of the tally, for every voice to be heard.” which should be enough to avoid an The Board of Elections said it would Oct. 1 confrontation. But the threat of likely not finalize the vote tallies until a run-off still loomed. early next week. The Democratic Primary for Mayor saw a number of candidates take (as of Wednesday afternoon) the lead in the polls at any democrats given time, but the Public Bill de Blasio – 258,529 (40.17 percent) Advocate began to surge Bill Thompson – 168,003 (26.11 percent) in the final weeks of the Christine Quinn – 99,548 (15.47 percent) campaign, jumping from John Liu – 45,009 (6.99 percent) third or fourth place to the Anthony Weiner – 31,604 (4.91 percent) head of the pack. De Blasio, who garrepublicans nered strong support Joseph Lhota – 29,775 (52.51 percent) from Black voters who John Catsimatidis – 23,084 (40.71 percent) were expected to be George McDonald – 3,849 (6.79 percent) Thompson’s main base of

Mayoral Primary results

Perhaps most surprising was the fall of Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who spent much of the summer in first or second place in the polls. Quinn ended up with just 15.47 percent Tuesday night, trailing Thompson and de Blasio by a significant margin. Despite the lack of a concession from Thompson, de Blasio took the stage with his family Tuesday night and began to Photos by Ira Cohen look toward the General ElecPublic advocate Bill de Blasio took 40 tion on Nov. 5. The Democratic nominee – percent of the vote Tuesday night, but may still see a challenge from former whoever it may end up being – will face former MTA head Comptroller Bill Thompson. Joseph Lhota on Nov. 5. Lhota took a commanding lead support, seemed to benefit the most from the fall of former U.S. Rep. An- early in the race and held off businessthony Weiner, who entered the race man John Catsimatidis and Doe Fund amongst a media maelstrom. Anoth- head George McDonald. Lhota finer sexting scandal over the summer, ished the night with 52.51 percent of however, saw his support plummet. the vote, leading Catsimatidis by more In the end, Weiner only managed than 6,000 votes. Reach Steven J. Ferrari at (718) less than 5 percent of the vote, trailing embattled Comptroller John Liu 357-7400, Ext. 122, or @stevenferrari. by about 13,000 votes.

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BOE Receives Mixed Reviews From Voters BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer While some voters were thrilled the Board of Elections reintroduced the old pull-lever machines for Tuesday’s primaries, others were not as pleased. When the polls opened early Tuesday morning, several polling sites across the City experienced problems with the older machines. Louis Flores, a Jackson Heights resident, detailed his voting disaster in a YouTube video he shared online. “The voting machine I was supposed to use was jammed,” Flores said in the video. “It was jammed for about 20 minutes I would say.” As BOE staffers at I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer in Jackson Heights were trying to fix the jammed lever, Flores claimed he was denied the option to cast a paper ballot. “We were told the machine had to be fixed. We could only use the machine,” he said. In an effort to document the confusion, Flores began to record a video with his iPhone and shortly after, a BOE staffer had called the police. “Because I had my iPhone out and I was recording what was happening, one of the election staff called the police officer, who then told me I had to put my phone away and he stood next to me until I cast my ballot,” he said.

Karen Cacciola. “I love the “After I cast my ballot, older machines. I didn’t like the police officer walked the other [newer] ones beme to the front door of cause you needed to know the school and he called what it was. I just think that his sergeant to see if I voting with the older mahad to be detained.” chines – there’s something Luckily, Flores was about it – something about not arrested for violatpulling that lever brings ing BOE regulations, and back memories.” although he said posting “I thought today went the video online was a really smooth consider “risk,” he felt it was imthe BOE has had so many portant to document his problems in the past,” said experience. Anthony Andrews, district Broken levers were leader of the 32nd Assemjust one of many probbly District in Southeast lems voters experienced Queens. “Considering we on Primary Day. Several are back to the old maQueens residents felt that chines, it makes you think the older-style voting machines were confusing The Board of Elections used the old-style voting that maybe, the old way and BOE staffers offered booths for the Primary election on Tuesday, which was better and we shouldn’t have changed at all. It was little assistance. caused some voters to rejoice while others were left less confusing and even “The woman pointed confused. though there were some out that to vote, you had to press the bottom lever of the box. to vote on these [older] machines and problems, the staff seemed to know more about these machines.” That was a little confusing,” said one the staff did little to help.” The new machines, which debuted Bayside woman. “We didn’t have inBut while a younger generation of structions. The woman who took the voters seemed to be thrown off by the last year, will return for the Nov. 5 ticket came in with me and showed me pull-lever machines, older voters em- general election. Additional reporting by Joe Marwhat lever to press. Otherwise, I think braced the 1960s machines because it villi. I would have been confused.” gave them a sense of nostalgia. Reach Natalia Kozikowska at “This is only my second time voting, “I think this election went very so I was used to the newer machines,” smoothly. I think they [the BOE] are (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or nkozikowssaid one Long Island City man. “It doing a great job – there were a lot or @nkozikowstook me some time to figure out how of nice people,” said Maspeth voter ka.

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Stringer Wins, Run-Off Set For Advocate By Steven J. Ferrari Editor-in-Chief Scott Stringer ended hopes of a political comeback for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer Tuesday night, besting the embattled former powerhouse to win the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Preliminary results give Stringer a nearly 24,000-vote lead over Spitzer, with 98 percent of precincts reporting. The Manhattan Borough President will go on to November’s General Election to face Republican John Burnett. Spitzer entered the race just days before petitions were due to get on the ballot. Stringer, who was running

unopposed until the sudden arrival, ran neck-and-neck with the embattled former governor in the weeks leading up to Election Day. During his victory speech in Manhattan Tuesday night, Stringer called for a round of applause for his opponent, saying they had “an amazing race.” The BP also thanked his supporters for standing with him during the election. “I’ll make sure that I make you proud,” he told supporters. While November’s Comptroller race is set, two Public Advocate candidates will face off in a run-off election on Oct. 1.

With no candidate pulling more than 40 percent of the vote, Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James and State Sen. Daniel Squadron will appear on the ballot again in three weeks. James led the pack with 173,584 votes – nearly 36 percent of the total – with Squadron coming in at 33 percent with 160,361 votes. James and Squadron survived a five-way primary for the position currently held by Bill de Blasio. The winner of the Oct. 1 run-off will not have a Republican challenger in November. Reach Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or @stevenferrari.


Scott Stringer – 285,376 (52.17 percent) Eliot Spitzer – 261,684 (47.83 percent)

Public Advocate

Letitia James – 173,584 (35.97 percent) Daniel Squadron – 160,361 (33.23 percent) Reshma Saujani – 72,591 – (15.04 percent) Cathy Guerriero – 62,301 (12.91 percent) Sidique Wai – 13,691 (2.84 percent)

JFK AirTrain To Close For Construction By LuiS Gronda Staff Writer The JFK AirTrain will see much of its service interrupted over the next month for repairs. According to the Port Authority, the AirTrain, which runs to and from the airport and takes commuters to other stops in southern Queens, will be partially or fully closed until mid-October. The agency said that needed repairs to its operational software system and

its train control equipment are the primary reasons the locomotive will be periodically closed. “AirTrain JFK will get a system-wide overhaul in the coming weeks to ensure the 10-year-old line is ready for its second decade of low-cost, convenient service for passengers traveling between terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Jamaica and Howard Beach station links to commuter railroad and subway lines,” the Port Authority said in a press release.

During the closures, the agency will provide shuttle buses that will travel the train’s route. Officials said they chose to begin the work in September to minimize the inconvenience commuters will have during the construction, as travel is light during this month. The AirTrain will be fully closed several times over the next month, while partially closed during other days. The train will be fully shut down on Sept. 22, Oct. 9 and 16 from 9 p.m.

those evenings until 7 a.m. the next day. The JFK AirTrain opened in 2003 and travels through every terminal in the airport as well as Howard Beach and Jamaica. The closures began Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 17. For more information on the revised AirTrain schedule, visit www. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127,, or @luisgronda.

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A Time To Reflect, Move Forward Twelve years ago this week, we suffered a horrific tragedy that continues to haunt us and significantly altered the course of world events. On Wednesday, the City reflected upon the events of Sept. 11, 2001, leading the nation in moments of silence and reflection in remembrance of those who lost their lives when the World Trade Center was attacked and the many brave men and women who make up our emergency services who fell while trying to save lives. Those of us who lived through those difficult days will likely never forget the images we experienced, the airplanes plunging into the Twin Towers that punctuated the cityscape for so many years. Nor should we forget the world that day left in its wake: the fear of another attack, a seemingly endless war on several fronts and an increasingly polarized political landscape. The most important thing to remember about those days, however, was how we all stood together. We grieved our loved ones shoulder to shoulder and hand in hand, consoling one another as we attempted to cope with what seemed to be a senseless act of violence. That kind of unity should never be left for only the most tragic of circumstances; as the world continues to grow more complicated, it should be our default position. Together, through difficult conversations and a desire for understanding, we can manage to pull through anything, just as we did in the days that followed 9/11. Yes, it was one of the most appalling incidents this country has ever experienced, though it wasn’t the first and likely will not be the last. But together, we make it through, we survive and we thrive. United we stand.

In YOur OpInIOn Reflecting On 9/11 To The Editor: Every year since 2001, the month of September has brought with it a very sad, special feeling. It is a feeling that filled our very being and souls, because of the sad events of that day on Sept. 11, 2001. It has been 12 years now and our wounds are still painful and strong. In September of 2002, I spoke at an Ecumenical Prayer Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The words that I wrote and stated at that time are still poignant now 11 years later. I would like to share them with

you, so that we may reflect and pray. “Since last year, the sadness of Sept. 11, 2001 has been constant, as we in Woodhaven cope with the life stories of all those Heroes lost and their families that are suffering from their loss. The dirge of bagpipes and the flow of tears have been with us every day, and we grieve. We grieve for all of the innocent men, women and children that were so brutally taken from us that fateful day. We grieve for our Majestic Twin Towers, forever taken from our skyline. These innocents were taken because they were Americans, and our Towers for they were symbols of America. Our eyes may be

filled with tears, but our vision is clear. Our America is at War and we view the enemy, terrorism, through eyes of strength and with resolve. The men and women of our Armed Forces are fighting this War, against Terrorism with Bravery, not as our Enemy, who act in cowardice. Our Woodhaven supports these our good defenders, in this War against these hateful evil doers. And because of our good, we will be victorious against this evil. In this time of War, may our Leaders, our Country and our little Woodhaven be protected. May we be resolute in stating Never Forget, Never Again.” Maria A. Thomson, Woodhaven

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To The Editor: recent Queens Tribune article (“Willets Point Owners Go On A Hunger Strike,” Sept. 5) mentions a public hearing held Sept. 3 by the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. The article focused on Willets Point tenant businesses’ grave complaint about their eviction without group relocation, but omitted many other newsworthy aspects of the Council hearing. At issue was not just relocation, but the application of developers Sterling/Related, which if approved by the Council would result in a 1.4 million square foot “Willets West” mall being constructed on Queens parkland, Willets Point property worth $200-plus million gifted to Sterling/Related for just $1, an additional $99 million grant of taxpayer funds to Sterling/Related, no contractual obligation to construct new Van Wyck access ramps, and therefore no clear path to construct any housing – among many abrogations of promises made in 2008. At the hearing, public testifiers opposed to the Sterling/ Related application significantly outnumbered those in favor. Testifiers in opposition included the Queens Civic Congress, representing 100-plus civic associations throughout Queens; individual community organizations, including the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and the Auburndale Improvement Association; the Property Rights Foundation of America, whose president traveled from Albany to testify; and New York City Park Advocates, among others. Testifiers presented the reasons why constructing a mall on mapped parkland is illegal, and their written demand that the Council’s General Counsel provide a formal legal opinion to all Council members before Alan Goldsher Director of Marketing Maureen Coppola Advertising Administrator

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they consider this application; explained how the present plan of Sterling/Related prioritizes constructing a mall, while not delivering benefits touted during 2008, or making them susceptible to contractual escape clauses; summarized the severe, unavoidable traffic impacts to be generated by the Sterling/ Related plan – especially since the huge mall would open with no new Van Wyck access ramps; and recounted how a three-year investigation by the New York State Attorney General has determined that NYCEDC and Claire Shulman’s local development corporation illegally lobbied for approval of the Willets Point development – and yet the development not only proceeds despite such illegality, but is awarded to Sterling, which is owned by the owners of the Mets: premier financiers of Shulman’s development corporation as it illegally lobbied. The circumstances of the hearing were also newsworthy. With minimal advance notice, it was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on the morning after Labor Day, when many people were away for the holiday and not contactable. The Subcommittee consists of 10 Council members, but less than half of them were present for the Willets Point portion of the hearing. The Council only published notice of the hearing on its web site the prior Thursday, with Friday being the sole business day between the notice and the hearing. Subcommittee Chair Mark Weprin then slashed the time per public speaker to just two minutes, and prohibited Willets Point United from showing its PowerPoint presentation at the hearing – even though it would have taken no more time to do so than the combined testimonies of people who would have ceded their time. Gerald Antonacci, On behalf of Willets Point United Inc.

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of New York, County of Queens, at the Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens on the 30th day of July, 2013. PRESENT: HON. ORIN R. KITZES, JSC ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE INDEX NO. 14428/2013 DATE OF ENTRY: JULY 30, 2013 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS NISSIM KASSAB, PETITIONER Against AVRAHAM KASSAB, 92-30 ASSOCIATES LLC and CORNER 160 ASSOCIATES INC, RESPONDENTS Upon the reading and filing of the Verified Petition of Nissim Kassab, dated May 8, 2013, and the exhibits annexed thereto; the Affirmation of Emergency of Raffi Melkonian dated July 30, 2013; the Affirmation of Raffi Melkonian In support of the Order to Show Cause, dated July 30 2013, and the attached Memorandum of Law, dated May 8, 2013; LET ALL interested parties show cause at Part 17 Room 116 of this Court at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens, at the Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, New York, on September 18, 2013 at 9:30am or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard why (a) Mall 92-30 Associates LLC should not be dissolved under Section 702 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law (“N.Y. LLCL”); (b) a receiver should not be appointed for 92-30 Associates LLC under CPLR 6401(a); (c) Petitioner withdraw as a member of the LLC and be paid the reasonable value of his membership interest; (d) Corner 160 Associates Inc. should not be dissolved under Section 1104-a of the New York Business Corporation Law (“BCL”); and (e) a receiver appointed under BCL §1202(a)(1), to oversee the dissolution and distribution of Corner 160 Associates Inc.; (f) damages for breach of contract be awarded to Petitioner; and (g) damages for breach of fiduciary duty be awarded to Petitioner; and it is further ORDERED, that pending the hearing of the within petition, (a) respondent Avraham Kassab, and his agents, are enjoined from destroying, altering or secreting any of the books and records of Mall 93-20 Associates LLC or Corner 160 Associates, Inc. (the “Companies”); (b) are enjoined from transferring, removing, hypothecating, secreting or in any way disposing of any and all income and property of the Companies, except in the ordinary course of business; (c) are enjoined from issuing, delivering, selling or granting shares of common

stock or membership interest of the Companies; (d) are enjoined from acquiring any material asset from the Companies; (e) are enjoined from removing Nissim Kassab from his position as a member/shareholders of the respective Companies, from making a capital call on the shareholders or members of the companies, or the insurance benefits enjoyed by Nissim Kassab arising from his status as a shareholders or member of the Companies; and (f) are enjoined from proceeding with any meeting of the members or shareholders of the Companies for which the agenda proposes to remove Nissim Kassab from the management of the Companies or to make a capital call on the shareholders; and it is further ORDERED that service of a copy of this Order to Show Cause and verified petition, together with the papers upon which it is based upon Respondent’s Counsel and upon the NYS Attorney General and NYS Tax Commission by hand on or before August 30, 2013 will be deemed good and sufficient service; and it is further ORDERED, that a copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Queens Tribune at least once in each of the three weeks before the time appointed for the hearing thereon; and it is further ORDERED that Corner 160 Associates, Inc. and Mall 93-20 Associates LLC, its officers and directors, furnish the Court with a schedule of the account of the said corporation, together with a statement of corporate assets and liabilities, and the name and address of each shareholder and of each creditor and claimant, including any with whom the Corporation has unfulfilled contracts; ORDERED, that Parties and their counsel shall appear on the return date of this application. This order is signed on consent, pursuant to a stipulation between the parties dated 6/12/13. ENTER: J.S.C. (SIGNED) _______________________ Notice of Formation of Wong Brothers Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 41-33 149th Place, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. ________________________ Notice of formation of SCENERY FAMILY GROUP, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/12/2013. NY office location: QUEENS County.

SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is 65-40 108th STREET, FOREST HILLS, NY 10375 Purpose/character of LLC: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ACTIVITY. _______________________ Notice of Formation of 80-12 Rockaway Boulevard LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/13. Office location: Queens County. Princ. bus. addr.: 616 Lowell Rd., Concord, MA 01742. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Mark B. Elefante, Hemenway & Barnes LLP, 60 State St., Boston, MA 02109. Purpose: all lawful purposes. ________________________ Notice of Formation of Lewis Foods LIC-31, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/24/13. Office location: Queens County. Princ. bus. addr.: 32-55 31st St., Long Island City, NY 11106. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Robert Braumuller, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, 1 N. Lexington Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. _______________________ Notice of formation of Bright Sky Group LLC. Article of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of the State of NY (SSNY) on 7/9/2013. 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; The LLC at Broadway, Jackson Heights, NY Purpose; Any lawful activity or purpose. ________________________

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SAPP TRANS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/07/2012. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5853 77 Place, Middle Village, NY 11379. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. _______________________ HA TING REALTY & MANAGEMENT LLC Articles of Org. Filed NY Sec of State (SSNY) on May 2, 2013. Office in Queens Co. SSNY Desig. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 36-15 215th Place, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Real Estate Agency & Management.

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QUEENS ThiS WEEk CB 10 Updated On Subway Station Renovation

By Luis Gronda Staff Writer

Residents got updates on a community project going on around Community Board 10 at its first meeting since June earlier this week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is updating the Lefferts Boulevard A train station in Ozone Park and adding elevators to service customers using that station. A previous version of the project had one elevator being built at the subway hub, but, according to Vinod Patel, a MTA Project Manager in charge of this renovation, an additional elevator will be included in this plan because of changes to the design after it was reviewed. Joe Raskin, Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations at the MTA, said it will delay the start of the project, but that it will benefit the area overall once its completed. “It’s back a couple of months, but it’s going to be very good for this area,” Raskin said. He added they are “about 95 percent” complete with the design phase of the project and its construction should begin in January 2014. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127,, or @luisgronda.

be centered on a piece of WTC steel it received from the City. Plans to create it were announced three years ago, but have been delayed due to the previous administration not knowing exactly how to display the steel. Creating the memorial for Pearlman, Cohen said, will give an area for volunteers and residents to remember him by. This is especially true for Pearlman’s mother, Dorie, who has remained active in the ambulance corps. “She’ll have something she can come to everyday, she can feel some sort of closeness to her son,” Cohen said. Dorie said the memorial will serve as a reminder of what her son did over a decade ago and the ultimate sacrifice he made that day. “He lived his life to serve people,” Dorie said. “Instead of running away from the towers, he ran into it. What more can you do other than give your life?” Construction of the memorial is expected to begin next spring and it should be ready to open on Sept. 11, 2014. Cohen said they are looking to the public, community organizations and prominent people from Forest Hills to fund the memorial. He said they need about $50,000 to pay for the project. To contact the Forest Hills Ambulance Corps regarding the memorial, please call (718) 793-2055 or email them at Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127,, or @luisgronda.

9/11 First Responder To Be Honored Astoria Orchestra At Memorial Group Raises Funds

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Twelve years after he sacrificed his life saving others from the World Trade Center towers, a Forest Hillsbased ambulance corps will honor him with a memorial. The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will build a memorial honoring the legacy of Richard Pearlman, a Howard Beach resident who died rescuing people from the burning towers on 9/11. Back on that fateful morning, Pearlman was in lower Manhattan working at a law firm when the planes crashed into the towers. He was also a member of FHVAC. When the call was made for all emergency personnel to rush to the scene of the disaster, Pearlman was among the first responders helping save as many lives as possible. There was even a photo published by Newsweek showing Pearlman attending to an injured woman at the scene. Ron Cohen, president of the ambulance corps, said the memorial will

After providing the community with world-class musical performances for a decade, the Astoria Symphony Orchestra and Choir is trying to save its 11th season. Public arts funding from the City and State is at an all-time low for the Queens non-profit, so it is asking supporters to donate through an online campaign on Go Fund Me, titled “Save Our Season.” “We are starting our season with very little margin for error,” President Alex Lauren said. With 15 days left to raise muchneeded money, the non-profit has raised 25 percent of its $10,000 goal. Donors are rewarded with perks like CDs, a season pass, special program recognition and VIP seating. Lauren said even though the number of ticket sales is “significantly higher,” it is not enough to cover the venue costs for shows and rehearsal space, or the required insurance for the group and sheet music.

The musicians and conductors are paid small amounts, while vocalists from the Astoria Symphonic Choir, who perform alongside the orchestra, work on a volunteer basis. Even though the music group is low in funding this year, Lauren said they strive to keep their modest ticket prices, while organizing seven shows with a “full slate of performances,” same as seasons from the past. To contribute to the “Save Our Season” campaign, log on to www. For a list of upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, visit Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128,, or @Tsakhuja13.

CB 11 Approves Resolution Against Plane Noise

By joE MarViLLi Staff Writer

Community Board 11 started its 2013-2014 year by taking on a longstanding issue in Northeast Queens: airplane noise. The board voted on Sept. 9 to pass a resolution supporting a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study. The motion passed unanimously after some discussion. Joan Garippa and Andrew Rothman, the co-chairs of the board’s aviation committee, put together the resolution, which criticized the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority for the lack of a Part 150 Noise Study, the low number of noise monitors in the Borough and the TNNIS FIVE climb. The climb is the source of residents’ frustration, as the planes fly over by just a few thousand feet, creating noise and pollution. “I was in my backyard and every 30 seconds, a plane would fly over,” CB11 chair Jerry Iannece said. “We should really speak forcefully on the behalf of the community.” The TNNIS FIVE climb has been controversial since it was tested by the Port Authority last year in an attempt to increase the number of flights leaving from LaGuardia Airport. While it garnered protests from residents and elected officials, the agency decided to make the new paths permanent. Bayside resident and CB11 member Janet McEneaney said that even though New York City has the busiest airspace, there has not been a community roundtable, environmental impact statement or noise study, features that can be found at every other major airport hub. The bill would force the Port Authority to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study for the flight

paths. The Port Authority would submit the results to the governors and legislatures of New York and New Jersey. The report would have to be made public by June 1, 2014. In addition, the Port Authority would have to hold biennial public hearings, which would take place in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau counties, and give residents the chance to register noise complaints. The legislation will go into effect when it is signed into law by both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “We believe that this sound study is a good step forward to force the Port Authority to something they just haven’t been willing to do,” Rothman said. “It’s the most absurd condition.” “This resolution is to get what we need, which is hard facts,” Garippa added. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125,, or @Joey788.

Marshall Approves Queens Museum Expansion

By joE MarViLLi Staff Writer

With an approval of funds coming from the City, the Queens Museum of Art’s expansion keeps moving forward as it nears completion. On Aug. 27, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall announced that the Office of Management and Budget had signed off on more than $18 million in capital funds she allocated for the museum’s renovation and growth. The funding will go towards a massive reconstruction for the museum, which will use the area that previously held the World’s Fair Ice Rink, which moved in 2009, to double its size. The project will add 50,000-squarefeet of space to the museum, doubling its classrooms and tripling its gallery space. Besides the extra space, the construction will install a 220-foot long illuminated glass façade and entry plaza on the side of the building that faces the Grand Central Parkway. There will also be a new entrance on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park side of the building and a new skylit atrium. During her time as BP, Marshall has contributed about $23,745,000 of her capital discretionary funds to the Queens Museum of Art, with $18,028,947 being permitted by the OMB. This means that there is about $5.7 million in funds that can still be approved by the agency. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125,, or @Joey788. • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 9

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Finalists for NYC Library Awards Announced BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Ten libraries have been chosen for the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, two of which are in Queens. The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced the finalists for its award competition on Sept. 4, naming the Corona and Queens Village branches of the Queens Library among those who made the cut. The awards, which are the first of their kind to honor individual libraries, are meant to showcase and celebrate the role local libraries have in their diverse communities. Between May 20 and July 1, New Yorkers submitted their nominations for the best library through the websites of the Queens Library, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. This push led to 4,310 nominations from residents of the five boroughs, most of them being parents, students, seniors, artists and teachers. The 10 finalists will now be reviewed by a panel of judges, including R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC’s Studio 360, Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and former president of the American Library Association,

Fatima Shama, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs and Don Weisberg, President of the Penguin Young Readers Group. The top five picks will win the NYC Neighborhood Library Award and

$10,000 each. The other five will each be given a secondary prize of $5,000. The winners will be announced on Sept. 17. “These nominations reveal the passion that New Yorkers have for their

neighborhood libraries,” Julie Sandorf, President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, said. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125,, or @Joey788.

LaGCC Student Starts A Business BY TRIshA sAkhuJA Staff Writer

Have you ever wanted to compete with others in person instead of sitting in front of your gaming console alone? If the answer to your questions is yes, then a student from LaGuardia Community College is on his way to making your dream his reality. Terrance Gethers, 23, said many gamers are looking for an “established location where they can compete with others in a structured, yet relaxed environment.” Gethers competed to win the top prize money of $1,000 from the Capital One Bank Student Design Entrepreneur Challenge held on Aug. 9 at LaGCC’s New York Designs. Gethers’ plan for his new business, Final Stage, is for any person who enjoys playing games in a face-to-face environment with other gamers where they can put their skills to test and compete for prizes, all while having fun.

Players will pay a small entry fee to enter and the top three players win cash prizes. Gethers, a business administration major, was among six students who participated in the bi-annual 10-week entrepreneurial training program. Now in its fifth year, the program includes business workshops and mentoring from Capital One Small Business Bankers in partnership with LaGCC’s NY Designs, which is an incubator for design business that provides valuable and affordable resources for designers, ranging from fashion to architecture. The contestants were judged by a panel on the strength of their business plans. Daniel Delehanty, senior director of Community Development Banking at Capital One, said as a local bank, they are committed to investing in Queens. “By fostering entrepreneurship and enabling students to gain real world business experience, we are working to develop the future business leaders

of our community,” Delehanty said. “This program meant a lot to me,” Gethers said. “It showed me the work that has to be put in not only to start a business, but to continue it and grow it successfully. I gained knowledge that has been very helpful to me.” Even though Gethers said he and his business partner, Joseph Callari did not expect to win, they have a six-month business plan where they hope to build trust among the gaming community, who will then help spread their business by word-of-mouth. Gethers and Callari will attend New York Comic Con in October to promote their business. They are also looking for sponsors and will soon finalize a location in the City, where they will launch their company by the end of October. To learn more about Final Stage, visit Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128,, or @Tsakhuja13.

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Federal Funds To Sandy-affected Schools By Luis Gronda Staff Writer Queens schools damaged by Superstorm Sandy are about to have much thicker wallets. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) announced more than $5 million in federal funding will be dedicated to Borough schools that still need repair work almost a year after the storm. The money will go to several schools in Queens including P.S. 43 The School by the Sea and Goldie Maple Academy/P.S. 198. “There is no better federal investment than one that helps educate students in a safe and learning-friendly environment,” Schumer said in a statement. “Many of the public schools in Rockaway were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and these funds will help reimburse the cost of repairs to these schools.” More than $1.6 million will be given to P.S. 43 in the Rockaways. That school sustained major damage from the storm surge, including 48 inches of water flooding the interior of the building, while the school’s boiler room flooded 46 inches. The basement and first floor of the building also flooded six inches according to the release. Work was done on that school between November and March of this

year, including installing a temporary boiler and removing mold. The Maple Academy will receive over $2 million for repairs to their school. Flood water streamed through the boiler room and entrance of the school, resulting in a loss of power. Construction done at that site include

building temporary fencing around the school in the initial weeks after the storm and removing hazardous materials including mold and asbestos from the school. “It’s been nearly a year since the storm tore apart our schools and this funding will help rebuild our schools

and ensure our children receive the quality education they deserve, while assisting their families to make a full recovery,” Goldfeder said in a statement. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127,, or @luisgronda.

Cuomo Approves USTA Expansion By JoE MarViLLi Staff Writer In the midst of the U.S. Open last week came news that the United States Tennis Association is sure to cheer about. The tennis center has cleared another hurdle on its path to expansion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. On Sept. 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on legislation that would allow New York City to give the tennis center two-thirds of an acre in the park. In addition, the legislation will provide for a one-acre boundary expansion of the entire complex, as well as a return of 1.56 acres of land to the Dept. of Parks for public recreational use. The renovation of the Louis Armstrong Stadium, a fenced and landscaped border area meant for spectator safety and circulation, expanded

parking and new positioning for the Grandstand Stadium will be built as part of the construction plan. Cuomo’s signing follows the expansion’s approval by the State Senate and Assembly in June and the City Council’s approval in July. As part of the deal for the expansion, the USTA and the City reached an agreement to provide FMCP with $10.5 million. Five million dollars of that money will go towards capital projects for the park, $350,000 will cover three years of maintenance and programming at FMCP and $200,000 will help fund the following 20 years of maintenance and programming. “New York is proud to showcase the biggest players in tennis at this annual event, and I am committed to making this facility the best it can be to attract and host more events like the U.S. Open,” Cuomo said. “Today’s legislation will help make that pos-

sible, by allowing the expansion and improvement of this sports complex, while also creating more than 1,500 jobs for the community.” “The USTA is proud of its rich history in New York, which dates back to 1915,” Dave Haggerty, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, said. “As the world’s largest annual sporting event, the U.S. Open is proud to bring worldwide attention to the City and state that it calls home, and is pleased that this legislation will allow the longstanding tradition to continue.” Not everyone was happy with the deal though. Geoffrey Croft, president of New York City Park Advocates, felt there was no need for the expansion. “They can build inside their existing footprint,” Croft said. “It is really sad.” Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125,, or @Joey788.

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POLICE BLOTTER 108th Precinct Arson Arrest – On Aug. 19, the NYPD arrested Devon Page, 22, of Woodside in connection to several incidents of arson. During the early morning of Aug. 18, a 2007 Mercury Mariner was discovered on fire in the vicinity of 49th Street and 39th Avenue. Four subsequent rubbish fires were discovered in close proximity. No injuries were reported at any of these incidents. Page was arrested and charged with five counts of arson.

109th Precinct

Three suspects are wanted in connection with a burglary in the 109th Precinct.

BurglAry – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance locating the following three suspects wanted in connection with a burglary. At 2 a.m. on July 28, the first two suspects entered the security office of the New World Mall, located at 13620 Roosevelt Ave., while the third suspect acted as a lookout. The first two suspects removed two radios before fleeing the location. The suspects are described as males between 20-25 years old, approximately between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10.

110th Precinct

FAtAl Collision – At 8:10 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and 52nd Avenue, police responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, police observed Carlos Leon, 26, of Roosevelt, with trauma to the body. EMS responded and transported Leon to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Upon investigation, police determined Leon was operating a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle and was traveling northbound on Junction Boulevard when he struck an unoccupied parked 2009 Toyota van.

ald’s located at 37-59 82nd St. The suspect waited for the victim to walk upstairs at which point he followed her up the steps and removed her gold necklace and charm from her neck. The suspect then fled the establishment. There were no reported injuries. The suspect is described as a male in his 40s, balding, and was last seen wearing a grey button-down shirt and blue jeans. BurglAry – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following suspects wanted in connection with a burglary. At 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, while a Con Edison crew was servicing a nearby residence, two suspects entered their work truck, which was parked at 108th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, and removed property.

112th Precinct

This suspect is wanted in connection to a grand larceny within the 115th City employee ArrestPrecinct. ed – At 7:52 a.m. on Sept. 8, Armando Urbina, 36, an off-duty NYPD officer, was arrested and charged with DWI and refusal to take a breath test.

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Simple Ways To Minimize Wedding Mishaps Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but what happens when the caterer closes, the head count is wrong and the band is a no show? More than one couple has experienced these types of wedding disasters. Make sure your wedding day is only filled with blissful memories by taking a few steps to do what you can to protect yourself from the financial and emotional impact of wedding-day dilemmas and put your mind at ease. Solidify a budget. The average wedding costs a whopping $28,427, according to, which means couples are spending big bucks to say “I do.” Whether you’re able to spend $5,000 or more than $50,000, it’s important to create a realistic budget and stick with it throughout the wedding-planning process. A good way to stay within budget is to set priorities. Do you care more about the food and not so much about the flowers? Allot more funds for catering and keep the bouquet modest. Create a spreadsheet and involve your partner so you both are on the same page. No one wants

to be mid-wedding planning and realize they can’t afford what they promised guests, or worse, have a huge bill at the end that risk delays to other goals, such as buying a home. Purchase wedding insurance. Imagine it’s two weeks before the wedding and you just found out the reception hall suddenly closed, the tailor lost your dress and the photographer was in a car accident and therefore can’t attend the ceremony. There’s always an element of the unknown, and when so much money and emotion are involved in an event like a wedding, it’s crucial to get wedding insurance. “Wedding cancellation insurance can help cover losses for deposits sent to businesses who have unexpectedly closed, replacement of damaged wedding dresses and attire, and restaging of photos if a photographer is a no show,” says Steve Lauro, vice president of Aon’s WedSafe wedding insurance program. “It may even cover up to the full cost of your wedding if your event is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme

weather or a venue shutting its doors.” “Event Liability insurance, required by many venues, is another type of coverage you may be required to obtain in order to adequately protect your wedding,” adds Lauro. Investigate venues and vendors. National average wedding costs: $2,379 for a photographer, $1,997 for a florist, $12,905 for a reception venue, $63 per guest for catering. When investing so much money into a wedding, you want to make sure the businesses you select are the best of the best. Spend time researching different venues and vendors before you sign on the dotted line. When researching, ask and make sure each business carries liability insurance. Get references and spend time emailing and making calls - a real person will give you the best insight into what type of experience to expect. Check out every business on and read online reviews. Stay organized and confirm details one month out. Many couples plan a wedding a year or more out, so it’s important a month prior to confirm all the details to ensure a smooth and beautiful wedding day. Call vendors and event sites to verify times and services.

You’ll receive lots of paperwork during the wedding-planning process. Keep copies of all contracts in a specified folder. Record how much was put down on deposits and when additional amounts are due so you don’t miss a payment. Keep a spreadsheet of all important numbers in one document for easy reference. Give this document to several trusted people so if you need assistance calling, particularly on the day of the wedding, your mother-in-law or best man can step in and help.

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How To Say Goodbye To Varicose Veins

Not only can varicose veins cause discomfort and embarrassment for the men and women who have them, but they can also lead to more serious health concerns. Fortunately, skilled physicians at Flushing Hospital Medical Center can help eliminate varicose veins. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, approximately half of Americans ages 50 and older have varicose veins. These veins appear to bulge from the skin and are dark purple or blue in color. They are most commonly located in the legs and are caused by the pooling of blood in enlarged veins. “Veins in a person’s legs pump blood from the legs back up to the heart and should only allow blood to flow in one direction,” said Alan Zeitlin, MD, vascular surgeon for Flushing Hospital. “When a person’s veins become weak and allow blood to flow away from the heart, blood pools and the veins in that area become stretched or enlarged, thereby, creating a varicose vein.” While varicose veins are very common among both men and women, factors can increase a person’s risk

of being affected include: Heredity Hormonal changes, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause Increasing age Obesity Sun exposure

Endovenous Radiofrequency: A catheter is inserted into the vein, and radiofrequency or laser energy seals the vein wall. This approach is used in treating deeper varicose veins. Surgical litigation and stripping: Varicose veins are removed entirely.

SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION Varicose veins may signal a higher risk for circulatory problems. If you have varicose veins that cause pain, swelling, itching, tiredness, or numbness in the legs, you should seek medical attention. Flushing Hospital offers a variety of treatment options to address each patient’s concerns. “Treatment methods of the past were often quite invasive,” Dr. Zeitlin said. “Today, however, most procedures are minimally invasive and allow patients a quick recovery.” Treatments available at Flushing Hospital include: Sclerotherapy: A solution is injected to seal off the area in which blood is pooling. Laser treatment: Without the use of needles or incisions, strong bursts of light are delivered precisely onto varicose veins to make them fade and, eventually, disappear.

THE DANGERS OF VARICOSE VEINS If left untreated, varicose veins frequently become more severe over time and can lead to: Blood Clots: Blood clots are extremely dangerous, as they may dis-

lodge from the vein and travel to the lungs or heart, preventing either from functioning properly. Sores and Ulcers: Varicose veins may lead to sores and ulcers of the skin because of long-term buildup of fluid. Varicose veins may also cause ongoing swelling, rashes, and pain and can increase a person’s chances of infection. If you have varicose veins and would like to schedule a consultation with a vascular surgeon at Flushing Hospital, call (718) 544-0442.

Six Reasons To Switch Medicare Plans Each year, Medicare open enrollment brings with it changes that can affect nearly 50 million people. The limited enrollment timeframe of just 54 days - Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 - gives all Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to change their Medicare plans for the coming year to better match their needs and potentially save on health care costs. This includes anyone using original Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plans. If your Medicare coverage worked well during the previous year, it may seem simple to continue with those existing Medicare plans. But there are many reasons why this annual enrollment season should grab the attention of Medicare beneficiaries, according to Paula Muschler, manager of the Allsup Medicare Advisor. This is a Medicare plan selection service offering personalized help that includes customized research and enrollment assistance. “In the broadest terms, your Medicare plans may have changed what they cover, or your own needs may have changed, or both,” Muschler said. “If you continue with the same plan next year, you could find your plan doesn’t cover things you thought it did or that you need, leaving you holding the bill.” Muschler outlined the following six reasons why beneficiaries should review their Medicare plans during the annual open enrollment season. Your health situation has changed. Perhaps you have developed a health condition in the previous 12 months that requires a new prescription drug or ongoing visits to a specialist. It’s important to know whether the plan you have, or decide to purchase, covers these health needs. Your health care provider situation has changed. Physicians may retire or relocate, and medical facilities may change their terms. A number of developments could lead your plans to no longer include the doctors you see or the medical center you visit. “If your doctor choice is important to you, this is a good reason to study your options and possibly switch Medicare plans,” Muschler said.

Your coverage changes. Plans can alter the drugs, procedures and conditions they cover. For example, your prescription drug Part D plan may no longer cover the prescription drugs you need to purchase in the coming year, or put restrictions on how and where you purchase them. “Questions about prescription drug costs are one of the top concerns our Allsup Medicare specialists encounter,” Muschler explained. “This is especially critical for those who fall into the prescription drug donut hole.” The donut hole is the gap of coverage in which the individual pays a greater percentage of the drug cost. Your plan premiums, co-pays or deductibles are increasing. Price changes occur year to year, so examine the prices you have been paying and what you can expect to pay in the coming year. There may be alternative plans with lower costs available in your area that an experienced Medicare specialist like Allsup can locate. You have moved or are planning to move. It’s important to consider your Medicare plans when moving because you may leave the plan’s service area or have additional options. Your current plan no longer will be available. In these instances, beneficiaries must select a new plan, or they may default to another plan chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “Sometimes plans are eliminated because the provider offers a similar plan, but it’s still important to compare that coverage to what you actually need in the coming year,” Muschler said. Each fall, Medicare participants receive their Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage from their Medicare Advantage and Part D providers. “It’s important you read this information,” Muschler said. “Take time to review your current health care needs, and then compare this to the plan’s coverage for the coming year.” “Reviewing your Medicare plan options earlier rather than later will put you in a better position to make changes during the annual enrollment window,” she said.

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Flushing House Hosts Bereavement Symposium

Flushing House will sponsor a bereavement symposium, titled “Perspectives in Bereavement / Charting One’s Path to Recovery” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The symposium will be co-sponsored by elder law attorney Ann Carrozza, who will also address the audience. The symposium will include an accredited course for IACET CEUs. Social workers, case managers and other healthcare professionals can benefit from the forum, especially caregivers with grieving older adults or any who have lost loved ones. Panelists for the forum will include Dr. William Duke MD, internal medicine and geriatrics; Rabbi Michael Weisser, Free Synagogue of Flush-

ing, a grief counselor for the Jewish elderly discussing end-of-life issues; Sister Kathleen Masterson, a pastoral associate at Sacred Heart Church in Bayside, co-founder of the Sacred Heart Bereavement Support Group; and the Rev. Anne Canadeo, a gerontologist and former director of resident services at Flushing House, an interfaith minister at the New Seminary in New York City. Also included in the symposium will be special greetings from State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and keynote speaker E. Willis Partington, a bereavement counselor for Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care, presenting “Grief, Mourning and Bereavement Among Older Adults.”

In addition to free health screenings for older adults, the forum will also include question-and-answer interactions with panelists, a luncheon, a sponsor expo and networking for participants. Sponsorship opportunities and resource guides are available. The event is free, but space is limited. For information, to make a reservation or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Robert Salant at Flushing House, (347) 532-3025, or email Flushing House will sponsor a bereavement symposium on Sept. 25. Elder Law attorney Ann Carrozza will address the audience.

Helping Caregivers To Deal With Stress

There’s helpful news for family caregivers. Two new free tools designed to help them better understand their role and deal with the stress that can accompany it are now available. A family caregiver is anyone who plays a role in an older loved one’s care—a role that can be challenging. According to The Family Caregiver Alliance, family caregivers report chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, at

nearly twice the rate (45 percent vs. 24 percent) of non-family caregivers. Plus, a recent study from Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network (www.homeinstead. com), indicates a reluctance to ask for help and chronic illness are two characteristics that can make family caregivers more vulnerable to caregiver distress. Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise of-

fice is independently owned and operated. To help, Home Instead recently released two new tools free for family caregivers. Their “Are You a Caregiver Quiz” is designed to help a family caregiver identify and recognize the role of caregiver. The “Family Caregiver Distress Assessment” was created to enable caregivers to help determine their potential risk for caregiver distress and to be aware of its possible re-

sulting effects, such as depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Many who completed the assessment identified “watching their loved one decline” both physically and mentally as most stressful. “It’s important for caregivers to understand that stress can impact one’s ability to care,” company president Jeff Huber said. “If they don’t care for themselves, they may put their senior loved ones at risk.” • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 19

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Vallone Claims Victory, Shafran Contests In D19 BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With 99 percent of City Council District 19 reporting Wednesday morning, Paul Vallone holds a lead of about 150 votes. But his closest rival, Austin Shafran, is not conceding until all of the ballots are counted. Vallone garnered 2,793 votes, or 31.13 percent, in the Democratic primary on Sept. 10, declaring victory at Vivaldi Ristorante and Ballroom in Bayside. However, Shafran’s vote total is right behind Vallone, with 2,579 votes. As a result, Shafran has not conceded and is staying in the race until all the results and affidavit ballots are counted. “There’s a very thin margin separating the top two candidates. Every voter in this community deserves to have his or her votes counted,” Shafran said. “That’s why we’re going to explore all possible legal remedies until every vote is counted.” “At the end of the day, the numbers will show what we learned last night - Paul Vallone is the Democratic nominee for the 19th City Council

District,” Vallone spokesman ishes, all the neighborAustin Finan said in response. hoods came out tonight “We look forward to all Demoand that’s how we’ll win crats uniting behind Paul Valour seat back.” lone so that together we can “I’ve always been imreclaim this seat in November pressed by Paul as a and give northeast Queens the member of Community effective leadership it deserves Board 7. He’s always exin the City Council.” ercised the best judgment, Regardless of the final renever had a bias in any result, Shafran will be appearing gard. He just took a look on the ballot in November, unat every issue that came,” der the Working Families Party. Don Capalbi, Queensboro Vallone will be appearing on Hill Neighborhood Assothe Independence Party line. ciation’s president, said. Vallone’s primary night par“He brings people toty was attended by some of the gether, gets consensus, area’s most well-known elected makes things more forofficials and community leadPhOTO BY JOE MARVILLI ward,” Chuck Apelian of ers, including U.S. Rep. Grace CB7 said. “Ethically and Meng (D-Flushing), Commu- Paul Vallone celebrates with his family in Bayside geographically, he will nity Board 7 district manager over the primary results for CD19 on sept. 10. build all the bridges to Marilyn Bitterman and Bay make this the strongest Terrace Community Alliance Presi- have to bring all the Democrats to- district in Queens.” dent Warren Schreiber. The winner of the D19 primary gether and fight for our seat back Vallone declared victory early in in the 19th,” Vallone said. “We just will go on to face Republican Denthe night, before 11 p.m., as he held keep building on the momentum, nis Saffran in the General Election on to a close lead throughout the talk about the message of what on Nov. 5. evening. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357this district needs, which is positive “Tonight was a great victory be- leadership to unite the district. All 7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstricause we stood together. Now we the ethnic communities, all the par-, or @Joey788.

Constantinides Wins The Primary In D22 BY TRIshA sAkhuJA Staff Writer Costa Constantinides took a commanding lead early Tuesday night, defeating both John Ciafone and Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas, during the Democratic Primary for Council District 22. Constantinides took 55.8 percent of the vote, as he seeks to replace the term-limited Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). “I am humbled by the faith the people in this district have for me,” Constantinides said in response to the 4,295 votes he received. “I know how important the job is. I am so proud of my team’s work and the positive campaign we ran.” Ciafone said he is very disappointed with last night’s voter turnout. “The voters didn’t get involved and many were disgusted by all of the negative mailers sent by Jobs for New York, which propped Constantinides up,” he said. According to the New York City Campaign Finance Board, Jobs for New York, Inc. contributed more than $200,000 supporting Constantinides. Constantinides’ supporters cheered and clapped as U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) congratulated Constantinides during his Tuesday night Election party at Raven’s Head Public House in Astoria. Constantinides vowed to work “arm in arm” with leaders likes Crowley. During his victory speech, he said

he is excited to talk about the real issues with his opponents in the coming weeks before November’s General Election. Constantinides will now face Independent Danielle De Stefano, a volleyball coach at Monsignor McClacny High school; Republican Daniel Peterson, former New York Young Republican club president; and Green Party candidate lynne Serpe, an environmental consultant for various organizations including the Queens library. looking forward to the Nov. 5 General Election, Serpe said she will continue to talk to voters about affordable housing, healthy schools and neighborhoods, sustainable development, clean energy and green jobs. De Stefano said “District 22 needs an independent councilmember who will put the district’s needs in front of any one party’s needs.” Peterson said “this is an interesting race because it is an open seat and anything can happen.” As Councilman Vallone ends his 12-year legacy in Western Queens, Constantinides received a lot of support from Western Queens elected officials and organizations, including the Workers Families Party, Progressive Caucus Alliance, the Queens County Democratic Party and many more. Constantinides, a lawyer and most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilman James Gennaro (DFresh Meadows), said he plans to keep the streets of Astoria safe, improve the state of local businesses

and install a dog run in Astoria. Along with a five-point plan to keep Astoria clean, he also unveiled a five-point plan to reduce classrooms size and eliminate school trailers. Rabia Widzowski, 28, a supporter at the Election party who moved to Astoria six years ago, said the environment and schools are very important for him. “I just hope he can make Astoria more family-friendly,” Widzowski said.

Another long-time resident of Astoria, Steven Beard, 26, said “Vallone has been a big name in Astoria, but he is a little too conservative.” He said Vallone has been too worried about graffiti and prosecuting criminals. Beard said residents can trust Constantinides to fight for better wages and better contracts for Union workers. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128,, or @Tsakhuja13.

Lancman Takes D24 Race

Former Assemblyman Rory Lancman stands with his family at his polling place on Primary Day, on his way to a commanding victory in his Democratic Primary for Council District 24. Lancman took 61.7 percent of the vote, defeating Andrea Veras and Mujib Rahman. “The message is the same one I carried in the Assembly, that’s to make life more affordable for middle-class people in the district,” Lancman said. “I think you saw a real yearning for that in City with my election.” • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 21







Samantha 30 LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office: Queens. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 48-21 30th Ave Long Island City, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful activity. _______________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GAO & LEE CAPITAL REALTY LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 4306 159th St Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful act. ________________________ Notice of formation of Mercure LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 06/04/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the Mercure LLC, C/O United States Corporation agents, INC. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ________________________ Edward & Brian Real Estate LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Office: Queens. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 10861 44th Ave. Corona, NY 11368. Purpose: any lawful activity. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Civil Court, of City of New York, Queens New York County, on the day of AUG 20 2013 bearing Index No. 679/13, a copy of which may be examined at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. in Room 357 grants me the right to assume the name Sundarajan Henry Manohar. My present address is 90-27 204th Street, Apt. 1, Hollis, Queens 11423; The date of my birth is April 13, 1957; My place of birth was India; My present name is Sundararajan Manohar a.k.a Sundararajan Henry Manohar a.k.a Sundarajan Henry Manohar a.k.a Sunderajan Henry Manohar a.k.a

Sundarajan Manohar, a.k.a Sundararajan H. Manohar ________________________ Parissii Capital LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 07/31/13. 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, PO Box 5152, New York, NY 10185 Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. ________________________ File No.: 2006-3891/C CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Leonard Pascall, Alexandrina Mariecheau, Sylvester Patrick Mariecheau, Tessie McKenzie, Juanita Hercules, Mazie Babb, Jeanette Job, Zakia Abdul Hakim, Chris Edwards, Gloria Graham-Freeman, Lincoln Mariecheau, Sherwin Marryshow, Susan Marryshow, Estate of Fitzroy Cummings, Nyron Alexander, Attorney General of the State of New York. The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of DORIS WINKLER, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Elton Ellis, if living and if dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of DORIS WINKLER, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 109-39 132nd Street, South Ozone, NY 11343, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Bou-

levard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of DORIS WINKLER, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 24 day of October, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $18,794.43 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 28 day of August, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret

M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation ________________________ DIVING INDIAN FILMS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/19/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2141 34th Ave., Apt. 7D, Long Island City, NY 11106. General Purposes. ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MAJOR BLOSSOM FARM, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/05/13 office location Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, 147-06 2nd Avenue, Whitestone, New York 11357. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ______________________ – SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF QUEENS ONEWEST BANK FSB, Plaintiff against SHENG LI ZHU A/K/A SHENG L. ZHU, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 8, 2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County General Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Bouelvard, Court Room # 25, Jamaica, N.Y. on the 11th day of October, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Said premises known as 38-02 Little Neck Parkway, N.Y. 11363. Tax account number: SBL #8162-385. Approximate amount of lien $ 483,215.39 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 30871-09. Christopher Renfroe, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 1800 First Federal Plaza Rochester, N.Y. 14614 ________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-4846 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS

COUNTY SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO To the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributes of JOAN NOWAK 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. A petition having been duly filed by Annette Russo, who is domiciled at 90-02 24th Road, East Elmhurst, New York 11369. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, on October 10, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of JOAN NOWAK lately domiciled at 62-53 69th Street, Middle Village, New York 11379, admitting to probate a Will dated May 12, 2007, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Joan Nowak deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [X] Letters Testamentary issue to: Annette Russo (State any further relief requested) HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Dated, Attested and Sealed AUG 30 2013 Joseph Urso Attorney for Petitioner (718) 894-4600 Telephone Number 7315 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, New York 11379 Address of Attorney [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMAITON OF B. Y. NEW CITY LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC); Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04-25-2013. Office location: Queens County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to the LLC at 46-17 SMART STREET, FLUSHING, NEW YORK, 11355. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on JUL 31 2013 bearing

Index Number NC-00060913/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 the right to: Assume the name of (First) Michael (Last) Ramdeen My present name is (First) Norbert (Last) Ramdin aka Michael Ramdeen My present address is 113-05 Liberty Ave., South Richmond Hill, NY 11419 My place of birth is Trinidad & Tobago My date of birth is January 04, 1962 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on JUL 31 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00062013/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 the right to: Assume the name of (First) Albert (Middle) Lee (Last) Battle Figueroa My present name is (First) Al (Middle) Lee (Last) Battle aka Al L Battle, aka Al Battle, aka Albert L. Battle My present address is 13520 82nd Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is February 12, 1986 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on JUL 15 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00055913/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 the right to: Assume the name of (First) Al (Last) McRae My present name is (First) Louie (Middle) Allen (Last) McRae (Seniority) Jr aka Louie A McRae Jr, aka Al McRae, aka Louie Allen McRae Jr My present address is 88-01 35th Ave., #3D, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 My place of birth is Georgetown, SC My date of birth is October 07, 1953 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on AUG 20 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00069813/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 the right to: Assume the name of (First) Kaffy (Middle) Jasmine Kathleen (Last) Ye My present name is (First) Kathleen (Last) Ye My present address is 8521 Eliot Ave., Rego Park, NY 11374 My place of birth is Manhattan, NY My date of birth is July 12, 1993

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9/11 Memorials

Remembering Benjamin Above, the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst holds a ceremony Wednesday morning commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City, honoring the memory of the officers who died as a result. At left, State Sen. Tony Avella affixes a wreath to a pole in Bayside Monday morning. Avella toured Northern and Eastern Queens to intersections renamed for the men and women from Queens who died during the attacks. Photo by Xin Ping Tian.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the family of Benjamin Wheeler honored the life of the 6-year-old former Sunnyside resident killed in the Newtown, Conn. shooting in December. Van Bramer introduced legislation co-naming 41st Street and Queens Boulevard as “Benjamin Wheeler Place.”

Parade Proclamation

TD Bank Grand Opening

Elected officials and civic leaders celebrated the grand opening of the new TD Bank on 14th Avenue in Whitestone. Photo by Ira Cohen.

A delegation from the German-American Steuben Parade Committee visited Borough Hall on Sept. 4 to receive a proclamation heralding the parade, set for Sept. 21. Deputy BP Barry Grodenchik presented the proclamtion to Herb Stupp (left), Kristina Kren, Queen of this year’s parade; and committee members Geraldine Brand and Connie Rom. Photo provided by the Borough President’s office.

Champions Crowned At The U.S. Open

On Sunday night, former President Bill Clinton (pictured left) watched on as Serena Williams (center) celebrated her 17th Grand Slam title win after she defeated secondseeded Victoria Azarenka. On Monday, Rafael Nadal (right) defeated Novak Djokovic to capture the men’s championship. Photos by Ira Cohen. • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 23

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Theatre Time Takes On A Murder Mystery By jOE MarViLLi

Staff Writer

To wave in the fall and say goodbye to summer, Theatre Time Productions will kick off its new season with a murder mystery. Theatre Time, founded and run by Kevin and Judy Vincent, will perform a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” at the Colonial Church of Bayside on Sept. 20, 21 and 22 and Sept. 27, 28 and 29. The play will be the third show the theater group has put on at Colonial

Church, which has been their performance space since 2009. Previously, they had been based in Whitestone. While Theatre Time is a relatively new addition to Colonial Church, the duo has a long history with the venue. They met there in 1996 as part of another theater group and ended up in the same play. From there, they wound up together and decided to start their own theater production. “In ’97, we were frustrated at the kind of plays being done and how they were being done,” Kevin said. “So we said, ‘why don’t we just start our own group?’ We went in search for a space

Back And Better Than Ever If you crave a good Sunday brunch, take your family to the Bayside Diner. The diner reopened its doors in 2011, after being closed for almost a year. The manager, Nikitas Dallaris, said they overhauled the restaurant, but kept the same name because “it already had a great name.” The restaurant offers a wide mixture of both casual diner food and intriguing restaurant dishes, but it also offers an array of Greek and Italian specialties. For those looking to eat healthier, the diner offers many low-calorie specials and healthy smoothies. As my friend Carolina and I walked in, we were pleasantly surprised to not see the blinding chrome and mirror look of yesterday’s diners; instead it was replaced with a much more pleasant décor. The wood-trimmed walls and angular shape made it a perfect setting for natural light to come through the two skylights. To start our meal, the main chef, Nikos, prepared a warm chicken-noodle soup that was done just right, not too salty or watery. Carolina very much enjoyed their specialty Greek avgolemono soup, made with chicken and rice, finished with egg and lemon. Just as we finished every spoonful of soup, the waiter served our drinks, which to say the least, added great taste to the entire meal. I drank my diner-favorite, the classic vanilla milkshake, but Carolina opted for the healthier drink, the Santa Maria. It’s a glass full of tasty non-fat Greek yogurt, cranberry juice, kiwi, banana, blue berries and skim milk. From the four appetizers we tasted, our favorite was the clams with crabmeat stuffing, even though the fried calamari with marinara sauce was a close second. The chicken fingers with mustard were soft and tender, while the Buffalo wings with bleu cheese dressing were tangy and done well. Even though the appetizers were

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very satisfying, we were looking forward to our main dishes. The tender breast of chicken parmigiana with spaghetti and savory marinara sauce was cheesy and saucy, just the way I like it. Carolina’s dish, another one of the diner’s specialty, was the brisket of beef. The long pieces of well-made meat were cut flat with a point cut, accompanied by hand-mashed potatoes by the chefs themselves. Nothing beats baklava like Bayside Diner’s cheesecake baklava. The deli’s most talked-about dessert made us savor every bite because you eat the best of two worlds at once, Italian and Greek. The big slices of chocolate mousse cake and custard-filled cream pops also came with unbeatable taste. With so many tasty dishes to choose from, the diner has set very high expectations for the next diner we happen to eat in. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128,, or @Tsakhuja13.

and we did our first show in November of ’97.” Theatre Time put on its first play in its new home last fall, a comedy called “Macbeth Did It.” The Vincents also put together a compilation concert called “Once More With Feeling.” The concert had people bring a song that meant something to them. The performer would then tell the audience their story and sing the number. The couple decided on “A Murder is Announced” because they were drawn to the idea of doing a mystery with a novel that was a little more obscure than Christie’s most famous works. “We wanted to do a murder-esque type of show,” Judy said. “And Agatha Christie’s pretty popular.” Variety in their production choices can be seen through Theatre Time’s past plays. They include everything from “Dracula” to “12 Angry Men” to “It’s A Wonderful Life.” “If it’s a good show, we’re open to it. But I think everybody likes variety. We would never want to do three mysteries in a row, or three comedies in a row,” Kevin said. “A Murder is Announced” will feature 11 performers, with Kevin directing and Judy producing. Tickets

theatre time Productions will put on a performance of “a Murder is announced” this september in Bayside. are $16 for general admission and $14 for senior and students. To purchase tickets, call (347) 358-8102 or visit Colonial Church is located at 54-02 217th St., Bayside. Theatre Time also plans to produce a Christmas/holiday concert on Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14. “I hope they enjoy the experience of live theater, because there really is nothing that compares to it,” Kevin said. “Our motto is aim high and get there,” Judy added. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125,, or @Joey788.

An Independent Bookshop Starts Book Club In Astoria By Trisha sakhuja

Staff Writer

Lexi Beach, owner of the newest bookstore in town, said “if she didn’t open a bookstore, someone else would have because Astoria needed a bookstore.” Astoria Bookshop, located at 31-29 31st St., opened its door three weeks ago. Being the only independent, general-interest bookstore in Western Queens, Beach has created a lot of buzz surrounding the opening of the store through social media forums like Twitter and Facebook. With a 10-year experience in publishing, Beach said she loves to share her favorite books with people. Beach is ordering books everyday, hardcover and e-books, in topics ranging from sports to history, which she said, “is a process that will never end.” She hopes to expand the range of genres her customers read by categorizing all fiction novels together and non-fiction novels together. “It doesn’t matter about the genre because I like it for the story,” Beach said. Beach said her bookstore is not like other brick-and-mortar booksellers that have failed in the past because

her bookstore “will be a place for the community.” She wants to organize as many events as she can, including poetry readings, writing workshops, author signings, children’s story hours and monthly book clubs. “You have to give people a reason to come into the bookstore,” Beach said. The bookstore will host its first Bookshop Book Club meeting on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., where readers will discuss “Babayaga,” written by Toby Barlow. The Bookshop has collaborated with a local Spanish-writing group, Taller de Escritura en Nueva York, to organize a number of Spanish-writing workshops, which are held once a week for an eight-week period. Tim Fredrick, editor of the Newtown Literary Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to promoting new writers in Queens, will collaborate with the bookstore in October to conduct a reading that will consist of prose and poetry writers from the first and second issues of the Newtown Literary. “The kind of bookstore that Lexi has created isn’t just a bookstore or a business—it is a place for community, for people to come together around a love of words,” Fredrick said. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstribune. com, or @Tsakhuja13.

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FRIday 9/13 I.A.M. opEn MIC

Immigrant Advancement Matters (I.A.M.) will partner with Flushing Town Hall to host an open mic from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The Time Is Now” will help to raise funds for the not-forprofit’s educational programs, such as ESL classes, personal advancement workshops and more. In this event, artists will make statements about immigration and other social justice issues affecting the country. It costs $8 for members and students to attend and $10 for non-members to attend.

satuRday 9/14

NY Irish Center, located at 10-40 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:30 p.m. Go early to be a part of the cocktail hour. There will be free tea, coffee and soda with a discount bar for beer and wine.

CAR & BIKE show

Resorts World Casino will host a super tuner car show in the parking lot of the casino. Come check out more than 400 domestic and international cars, bikes, a low rider hopping contest, a light show and much more. The show starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Tickets are $23. To purchase, go to rwnewyork. com and look for the calendar section.

suNday 9/15 FLEA MARKEt

opEn sEwInG

The Bayside Historical Society will present a Queens sewing social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Totten Castle. As this is an open sew, bring something you are working on and join in the camaraderie of community sewing. Some sewing machines will be available but please bring your own if possible. A pressing station and cutting station will be available at the Castle. For Show and Tell, bring a completed project to share with the group. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It costs $10 for meet-up members with a RSVP on the Queens Sewing Social event page, $8 for Bayside Historical Society members and $12 for nonmembers.


The New York Irish Center presents for one night only, a timeless musical journey with two virtuoso violin sisters. Both combine exhilarating string-driven performances with captivating sibling harmonies. The doors of the

The annual Kids for Kids flea market will be held at Kew Gardens Cinema Park at Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children, aged between 4 and 13 years old, will sell new and used toys, clothes and games at the market. Children who have items up for sale will be in charge of their tables and parents can serve as assistants to their kids. The vendors will make a donation to a local charity of their choosing. Other activities like face painting and storytelling will also be at the market. The rain date is Sept. 28.

AntIquE MotoRCyCLE show

The Queens County Farm Museum invites patrons to its 33rd Antique Motorcycle Show, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will display various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for at least 10 years. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food will be provided as well. Admission is $5 per person and is free with a farm membership.


suNday 9/15

pRoJECt pApER MAKInG The New York Hall of Science invites you to discover the joy of paper making. In this Little Makers program, attendees will turn recycled paper scraps and found objects like fabric fibers into handmade paper. Taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Maker Space, the workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. The workshop costs $8 per family, in addition to the NYSCI admission fee. The cost is $5 per family for members. For more information, call (718) 699-0005 ext. 341 or email


The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills will host a family fall festival, featuring fun events for kids, including a bounce house, toddler treats and art. Admission is $5 per child older than 2 years, with a maximum of $15 per family. Call (718) 268-5011.

MONday 9/16

oRAtoRIo soCIEty AudItIons

The Oratorio Society of Queens is preparing for its annual holiday show and is looking for new singers to add to its ranks. For those interested, the group will hold rehearsals at 7 p.m. in Temple Beth Sholom’s FSG Hall at 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The society is open to vocalists of all ranges, as well as those who can or cannot read music. Reservations are required. For information or to schedule an audition, call (718) 279-3006 or visit www.

The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives will screen “Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years” at 1 p.m. The 1996 documentary was directed by Yale Strom and looks at how the Carpathian Mountains of the Ukraine have changed over time. Once the home to a quarter of a million Jews in 1931, only 1,500 remained 65 years later, due to the Holocaust, immigration and political turmoil. Through Zev Godinger, Strom looks at how the Jewish culture has survived in the area by the faith of its survivors.

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The Howard Beach library will host a book discussion group on Monday, Sept. 16. The book “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom will be the focus of the discussion. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. and finish at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Howard Beach Library at (718) 641-7086.

If you have a story to tell, whether it be about a heartbreak, or how that heartbreak propelled you to greatness, share it at The Creek and Cave, located at 10-93 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City. You get eight minutes to tell your story. There are no themes, judges, only listeners. Grab a beer and start story telling at 7 p.m.

If you are looking to network while taking in the views of New York City, attend Networking Night at the Z NYC Hotel, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers, which includes one free drink and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available with $5 drink specials for beer and wine. Bring your business cards. For more information, visit http://www.licpartnership. org/events/z-hotel-9-2013.



Watch an enthralling music and singing performance with Andre Del Conte Danza Espana at the Thalia Spanish Theater, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Ave. in Sunnyside. Special guests from Spain will be there. Tickets are $35; $32 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available. For more information, visit cfm?EventID=166.

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Send 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 or email to queenstoday@ Yearly schedules and advanced notices welcome!

PArentS UnderStAndinG ieP Monday, September 16 Lefferts library at 6:30. etHicAL HUMAniSt Saturday, September 21 all day secular parenting forum 9-4:30 at 38 Old C o u n t r y Ro a d , G a rd e n City. $20. 516-741-7304.

dinner Fdr deMS tuesday, September 17 30th anniversary dinner dance at the Douglaston Manor. $100 per person. 460-8285.

YoUtH QUeenS LiBrArieS M a ny b ra n c h e s o f t h e Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs and more. Contact local branches. cHeSS cLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. creAtiVe MoVeMent Monday, September 16 Lefferts library at 1. GAMeniGHt Monday, September 16 Richmond Hill library at 5. tWeen BooK tALK Monday, September 16 “Coraline” discussed for those 10-12 at the Flushing library at 4. StorY tiMe Monday, September 16 Hillcrest library at 6. ArtS & crAFtS tuesdays at the North Hills library at 2:15. nAtUre KidS tuesdays Sunnyside library at 3:00 and Woodside library at 4:15. iAti tHeAter Wednesday, September 18 “The City’s Green Block” at the Astoria library at 4. BeAded BrAceLet Wednesday, September 18 Corona library. Monday, September 23 LIC library.


Saturday, September 28 Steinway library. Register. SoLAr enerGY Wednesdays, September 18, 25, oc tober 2 Sunnyside library at 4. KniGHtS oF QUeenS Wednesdays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. crAFt tiMe Fridays Ozone Park library at 3. GAMe dAY Fridays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ArtS & crAFtS Fridays Briarwood library at 4. East Flushing Register. Ozone Park at 3. cHeSS cLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30 and Windsor Park library. Register.

teenS Knit & crocHet Mondays, September 16, 23 Douglaston library at 4. HennA tuesday, September 17 Art of Mehndi Poppenhusen library at 5:30. Knit & crocHet cLUB tuesdays, September 17, october 1, 15 Steinway library at 5.

P-FLAG Sunday, September 15 P-FLAG, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays meet in Forest Hills. 271-7773. Knit & crocHet Mondays, September 16, 23 Douglaston librar y at 4. eVeninG crAFtS Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 Evening Crafters Circle at 6 at the Fresh Meadows library. AUditionS Monday, September 16 auditions for the Oratorio Societ y of Queens at 7. 279-3006. Knit & crocHet tuesday, September 17 Steinway library at 5. tALK oF toWn AMer. LeGion tuesday, September 17 American Legion McKee Post 131 at 8 at 10-20 Clintonville Street, Whitestone. 767-4323. BereAVeMent tuesday, September 17 Bereavement Suppor t Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows. 7:30. 9692448. Knit & crocHet

tuesdays, September 17, 24 Windsor Park library at 2. needLeWorK cLUB tuesdays,. September 17, 24 Bayside library at 4.

tALKS KAtHerine GrieSZ Monday, September 16 author of “From the Danube to the Hudson” at the Fresh Meadows library at 2:30. QUeStionS oF LiFe Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 Art Answers the Questions of Your Life at the Flushing library at 6:30. ridGeWood Monday, September 16 “ The T iger ’s Wife” discussed at 6:30. PoPPenHUSen Wednesday, September 18 “The Aviator’s Wife” discussed at 2. QUeenS ViLLAGe Wednesday, September 18 “Cutting for Stone” discussed at 3:30. BeLLeroSe thursday, September 19 book discussion group at 11.

ScrABBLe cLUB tuesdays, September 17, 24 Bellerose librar y at 5:30. cHeSS cLUB tuesdays Windsor Park library at 5:30. Fdr deMocrAtS thursdays, September 19, october 17, november 21, december 19 FDR Democrats meet at 7:30 at the Chabad Center in Bayside. 460-8285.

SeniorS AArP 3334 Mondays, September 16, october 21, november 18, december 16 at St. Kevin’s Parish Center in Flushing. 224-0478. deFenSiVe driVinG Mondays, September 16, 23 Queens Village library at 1:30. driVinG cLASS tuesday, September 17 Forest Hills library at 2. Line dAncinG tuesdays, September 17, 24, oc tober 1 Queens Village library at 2. HeALtHY cooKinG thursday, September 19 Sunnyside library at 2.

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entertAinMent coMedY/dinner tickets available for Saturday, october 19 fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Ben’s in Bayside. $50. 229-2367. AUtUMn concert Saturday, September 14 Flushing library at 1:30. eid ceLeBrAtion Saturday, September 14 music and food from Pakistan at 2 at the Jackson Heights library. StAMP SHoW Sunday, September 15 Bayside Stamp Show at the Ramada Hotel 10-4:30. Free admission and parking. 645-7659. AntiQUeMotorcYcLe Sunday, September 15 Antique Motorcycle Show 11-4. $5 Queens Count y Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 347-FARM. AMericAn MUSic Monday, September 16 Glendale library at 4:30. trAditionAL JAZZ Monday, September 16 Windsor Park librar y at 5:30. LAtin AMericA Monday, September 16 A Journey through the Sounds of Latin America at the Lefrak City library at 6. MoVie tuesday, September 19 “Silver Linings Playbook.” Queens Village library at 3.

LAtin & JAZZ tuesday, September 19 Latin and Jazz concert Maspeth library at 2:30. FAVorite SonGS tuesday, September 19 Favorite Songs from Around the World at the Douglaston library at 3. rocK & roLL thursday, September 19 1:30 at the North Hills library. triBUteS thursday, September 19 at 3 at the Whitestone library. Saturday, September 21 at the Broadway library at 3. Tribute to Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. SWinGinG JAZZ thursday, September 19 Astoria library at 4:30. BA BAn cHineSe thursday, September 19 Ba Ban Chinese Music Society presents an Autumn Moon Festival Concert at the Flushing library at 6. cHUrcH in GArdenS Friday, September 20 Jazz Vespers with the Junior Mance Quartet at 6:30. Sunday, September 22 Con Brio Ensemble at 4:30. 894-2178. BWAY coMPoSer Friday, September 20 Glen Oaks library at 3. WALKinG toUr Saturday, September 21 wa l k i n g to u r o f M a p l e Grove Cemetery 4-6, op-

edUcAtion/GAMeS/crAFtS MAtH For AdULtS Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 LIC library at 5:30. BALLrooM dAncinG Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 Forest Hills library at 6:30. JoB SeArcH Mondays free job search and computer help every Monday 11-2 at the Astoria library. BridGe Mondays except holidays 12-4 at Pride of Judea in Douglaston. Lesson & play $10. Partners arranged. 423-6200. AdULt cHeSS Mondays and thursdays Queens Village library at 5:30. coMPUter cLASS tuesdays, September 17, 24 Woodside library at 5:45. JoB reAdineSS tuesdays, September 17, 24 Woodside library at 5:45. tecHnoLoGiSt iS in tuesdays, September 17, 24 Pomonok library. Register. BeGin Word

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QUEENS FOCUS as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. They include: Ozone Park: Shahrouk Reza, John Adams High School.

Libby Skala The Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance and the Sunnyside Reformed Church will present a special performance in conjunction with a National Register plaque dedication on Sept. 21. At 4:30 p.m., a plaque will be dedicated at dancer Elizabeth Polk’s former home, located at 39-48 46th St., Sunnyside. At 7 p.m., Polk’s grandniece, Libby Skala, will perform, “A Time to Dance,” a one-woman play telling Polk’s story, at Sunnyside Reformed Church. Upcoming programs from the Central Queens YM & YWHA include: Flamenco style dancing, for children ages 7-12, 2-3 p.m. starting Sept. 22. Cost is $150 for members, $198 for non-members. Breakdancing, for children ages 7-12. Two classes include Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. beginning Sept. 17, 13 sessions, $182 for members and $234 for non-members; Sundays noon to 1 p.m. 11 sessions beginning Sept. 22, $154 for members and $198 for nonmembers. A $15 insurance fee will be added to all prices. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. For information, call Dale Stark at (718) 268-5011, Ext. 501, email dstark@cqy. org or visit New York Families for Autistic Children will host a flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14-15 at 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. New and used items will be available, food and beverage will be sold. Donations are being accepted and vendors are sought. For information, call Sara at (347) 566-3122, Ext. 305. The Ozone Park Civic Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at 97-14 135th Drive. The speaker will be certified financial planner Eric Tom, who will discuss retirement planning and decisions. Andres Carrion of Rego Park has enrolled at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica as freshmen for the fall 2013 semester. Local students have been named

City Parks Foundation will begin its CityParks Seniors Fitness fall 2013 schedule the week of Sept. 23 with free tennis lessons and yoga instruction in four parks in the Borough. All activities will take place twice a week at each park through Nov. 1. The fall schedule includes: Astoria Park: Tennis, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Cunningham Park: Tennis, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Yoga 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Tennis, 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Roy Wilkins Park: Tennis, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Yoga, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, call (718) 7606999. The Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras will sponsor a special event to celebrate service dogs who help children with special needs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Playground for all Children in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For information, see the conservancy’s Facebook page. Upcoming programs for preschool children, sponsored by the Samuel Field Y, include: Monday Magic: Learn & Play, 3-4 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 2 at the Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside. Gym and Creative Exploration, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 30 at the Little Neck site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck. The Little Neck site will also host a Columbus Day Party, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Programs cost $5 per family. Snacks will be served. For information or to RSVP, call Amanda at (718) 225-6750, Ext. 262, or email Theatre Time Productions will present “A Murder is Announced,” a play by Agatha Christie, at the Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217th St., Bayside. Performance schedule will include shows at 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 29. General admission tickets cost $16, $14 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. An opening night dessert after-party will be held on Sept. 20. For information, tickets or reservations for the after-party, call (347) 358-8102 or visit Community Board 8 will meet

Mobile Office State Sen. Mike Gianaris recently held a district-wide series of mobile offices to better understand the issues and concerns unique to each neighborhood. Here, he speaks to residents on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke. The Charles H. Revson Foundation recently announced that two Queens Library branches were named as two of the 10 finalists for the inaugural NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the role of local libraries in serving the diverse communities in the City. The Corona branch and the Queens Village branch of the Queens Library were included on the list. Winners will be announced on Sept. 17. Air Force Airman Yangchen Lhamo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Lhamo is a 2008 graduate of Benjamin Cardozo High School. Local students have enrolled at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica as freshmen for the fall 2013 semester. They include: Bayside: Shawn Felix. Fresh Meadows: Yiru Ni. Oakland Gardens: Jessica Merkl. Queens Village: Christian Silva, Deandre Walters. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, will host its annual Harvest Moon Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Cost is $10 for members, $12 for

non-members; family rates are available as well. For information or to register, call (718) 229-4000. Flushing House will sponsor a bereavement symposium titled “Perspectives in Bereavement / Charting One’s Path to Recovery,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The forum will feature experts addressing state-of-the-art knowledge, advancements and therapies dealing with grief, bereavement and recovery. To RSVP or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Robert Salant at Flushing House, (347) 532-3025 or email Local students have been named as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. They include: Briarwood: Samantha Sattler, Archbishop Molloy High School. Flushing: Ophira Blumner, Amy Hao, Abbey Li, Xuelin Liang, Karen Liu, Nicole Tan, Jasmine Wu, Morgan Wu, Townsend Harris High School; Samuel Retter, Mesivta Yesodei Yeshuron. The Roberta Wells Conservatory will kick off its fall/winter season the week of Sept. 16 will free sample classes at the Antioch Baptist Church of Corona, 103-02 Northern Blvd., Corona. Free children’s classes in dance, theater and cheerleading will be offered. For information and a schedule, call (347) 837-0712 or visit www. • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 33





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Smith's Semantics Lesson Looks like State Sen. Malcolm Smith thinks honesty is just too much to ask for. Reports surfaced last week that Smith wants all bribe-related criminal charges against him dropped because the people the feds charged him with paying off are not public officials – just Republican insiders. Earlier this year, Smith was charged with violating “honest services, wire services, fraud and conspiracy” laws for allegedly planning to rig the Mayoral election by paying off two officials – which would in turn, pave the way for him to run for Mayor on the GOP ticket. But Smith’s filings argue that “honest services” charges

only pertain to attempts to pay off a public official – not a “politically active, private individual.” “The public has no cognizable right to the honest services of private citizens who do not hold public office or employment,” Smith’s filings reportedly say. We here at QConf imagine many of the Queens officials who have been arrested or are under investigation – including Councilman Dan Halloran – may want the same type of consideration.

Queens Gets TV Spotlight

From "All In The Family" to "King of Queens," the Borough has frequently been featured prominently on TV. Later this month, ABC plans to feature Queens on its schedule once again. Premiering on Sept. 24 at 10 p.m., "Lucky 7" is a new drama about employees at a gas station in Astoria who hit it big with the lottery. The show will follow the changes the characters will face after they strike it rich.

The program is based on a British TV show called "The Syndicate," and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. While we here at QConf will be sure to check out the show later this month, we can't help but think that the show might be more interesting if it followed the staff of a weekly Queens newspaper that won millions on the lottery. Who's going out to buy some tickets for the next drawing?

Music Around the Unisphere

A Queens landmark was prominently featured in a new music video released last week. The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is seen throughout the new video by noise rock group Sleigh Bells for their new song “Bitter Rivals.” During the video, both members of the band, lead singer Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller, are playing the song with the Unisphere

overlooking them. This is not the first time the famous Queens landmark has been seen during a movie or music video. It was also in “Men in Black,” which saw an alien spaceship crashing through the structure. Taking the idea from Sleigh Bells, perhaps Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. could show off his guitar skills in front of the Unisphere the next time he protests a structure being moved to another borough.


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Mike Trainor

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Tennis Fashion Even though the Williams sisters lost the doubles semifinal match on Friday at the U.S. Open, Venus Williams continued the trend to make a fashion statement on the court. She played a tough game while rocking her new purple hair. She wore a black floral-print top with pink shorts and bright pink bejeweled nails. While her sister Serena Williams did not opt for the white-on-white look, she went for a more laid-back look, choosing to wear a gray tanktop, light pink skirt, orange and grey Nike sneakers, and accessorized it with a gray head-band. Since we here at QConf, like to consider ourselves fashion daredevils- athletes like Venus and her sister Serena are icons because they have transformed the plain-old tennis outfits to a new level.

Mike Trainor’s career in comedy started off simple enough. He went with a friend to a comedy show in the City and watched the crowd tear the comedian apart. Rather than be intimidated, Trainor stepped up to the challenge. “Some guy on stage was getting heckled so bad he was on the verge of tears. Phil and I looked at each other and said, ‘We can do better than that.’ Turns out we were right,” Trainor said. “But we had an understanding that being awful at first is not unheard of, in fact it’s kind of mandatory.” After that night, Trainor switched from being in the audience to being on the stage. For the last 10 years, he has been performing stand-up throughout the country. Although his passion and sense of humor has not diminished, his style has changed as time ticked forward. “I’ve gone from unemployed former frat boy to professional journalist to road comic to comedy writer,” he said. “I’m also two weeks away from getting married. So my act has changed to reflect all that wonderful development and growth.” Trainor has expanded his comedy into a written format with “101 Fat Things,” which was published in late 2009. The book came about when he was on stage in Washington and started talking about how he is not fat, but fat things

happen to him. When he got off stage, The Laughing Devil’s owner, Steve Hofstetter, said he should write a book based on that routine. Trainor can also be seen on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on “truTV Presents: World's Dumbest,” a show that makes fun of the world’s dumbest criminals, parties and more. “They sent me 50 clips to write jokes for in less than 24 hours. I called another comic up, ordered pizza and spent all day and night working up jokes with him,” Trainor said. “I went in and I guess they liked what they saw because that was 2008 and I’m still on the show.” Although Trainor recently moved to Manhattan, he spent eight years living in Astoria, which he said has become a hotbed of comedy in the last few years, along with Long Island City. “When I first moved there, it was because I heard it was cheap, close to the City and full of bars with girls in them. All three were totally true! And apparently every other comic in the City heard the same thing I did because in the time I was there the neighborhood just exploded with comics,” Trainor said. “I still find myself back in the old ‘hood once or twice a week to make with the jokes.” To find out more about Trainor’s comedy and upcoming shows, visit www. or facebook. com/GiantComedy. • Sept. 12-18, 2013 Tribune Page 43

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