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All Queens Has To Offer

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With a booming hotel business bookending the borough, fine dining from Long Island City to Douglaston and special attractions everywhere in between, Queens is quickly becoming the place to be for a night on the town or a weekend getaway. Within these pages is just a fraction of some of the offerings available in Queens.

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Table of Contents Eat. Sleep. Enjoy. Queens. Hotel Business Is Booming..................................... Page 18 Theatre In The Park Is The Place To Be..................... Page 19 Yuks Keep Coming at Laughing Devil...................... Page 21 Kupferberg Center Announces Upcoming Slate....... Page 22 Resorts World More Than A Casino......................... Page 23 Restaurant Week Makes Queens Mouths Water...... Page 24

This Week’s Tribune Deadline.................................................................. Page 5 Edit & Letters .......................................................... Page 6 News.......................................................... Pages 8-11, 12 Blotter .................................................................. Page 16 Leisure.................................................................. Page 26 QConf.................................................................... Page 41

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Nobody treats complex neurological conditions like North Shore University Hospital does. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons work in close coordination with multiple physicians from other specialty areas to develop individual treatment plans. That means our patients don’t have to go anywhere else to get a second opinion. And unlike other hospitals, North Shore University Hospital has a dedicated ICU for neurosurgery patients, because the care needed after complex neurosurgery is just as important as the surgery itself. Our teams also excel in the care of patients with cerebral aneurysms and brain tumors. And we’re one of only 150 hospitals across the country designated as a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. It’s no surprise we’re ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report, earning the highest possible scores for patient services and technology. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call the Neuro Hotline at 516-562-3822, email us at neuro@nshs.edu, or visit neurocni.com www.queenstribune.com • Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012 Tribune Page 3


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Queens Deadline

Local Girl Shot At Queensbridge Houses ing to install these systems at where she was subsequently all Developments but will instruck. stall where elected officials “This was not someone who have allocated discretionary was selling drugs or doing somefunding for the aforementhing wrong,” Normandeau tioned security measures,” the said. “Obviously, she was trystatement said. “The safety and ing to do the right thing by security of our residents is of doing her homework in her great importance to the New apartment and this is what hapYork City Housing Authorpened.” ity.” Police have yet to make an Since the beginning of the arrest, but are seeking a male year, NYCHA said it had a Black suspect wanted in concomprehensive strategy in place nection with the gunfire. The suspect is described as 5-foot-9 A 15-year-old Queensbridge Houses to improve security. The imand 200 pounds. He was last resident was shot in the hand early Sun- provements included enhancing building entrance security seen wearing a dark leather day morning. by installing more cameras, jacket with a dark baseball hat creating improved key techBy the end of 2013, NYCHA and jeans. To increase public safety, the New said it will add security cameras nology and installing modern interYork City Housing Authority re- to approximately 85 develop- com systems. Despite the new changes, leased a statement on Monday detail- ments. “NYCHA doesn’t have the fund- Normandeau said violence at the ing plans for new enhancements. Tribune Photo by Ira Cohen

By MEGAN MONTALVO While doing her homework early Sunday morning, Queensbridge Houses resident Amy Sanchez was shot in her left hand. At 5:16 a.m., police arrived on scene and rushed the 15-year-old to New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell in Manhattan, where she underwent surgery on Monday. According to Ray Normandeau of the Queensbridge Tenant Council, Sanchez had woken up early to finish her homework, which she often does. As Sanchez was typing in her apartment on the third floor, Normandeau said five shots were fired nearby at 45-15 10th St. in Astoria. A stray bullet richocheted off a neighboring wall and entered Sanchez’s apartment window

Queensbridge Houses has yet to decline. The number of Citywide shootings have dipped since last year. However, locally in the 114th Precinct, crime has climbed by 10 percent. In addition, murders have increased in the area from four last year to seven this year, and 21 people have been shot, which is four more than last year. “Stabbings and shootings are very common here. They happen all the time,” Normandeau said. “There are a lot of safety improvements that need to be made, but it just seems like the housing authority doesn’t care because they don’t have to.” Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or mmontalvo@queens tribune.com.

Bill Calls For Count Of Asian Communities effectively delivering services to communities that are currently underserved?” Dromm said. “Disaggregated demographic data is necessary in order for our city to properly identify and address the needs of all members of the City’s Asian Pacific American population.” According to the 2010 Census, Asians were the fastest growing community in New York City between 2000 and 2010, growing by 30 percent. The minority group now represents 14 percent of the City’s total population. While many Asian Pacific Americans share geographic and cultural commonalities, many sub-demographic groups within the community face different challenges that

Councilman Daniel Dromm called for a better count of AsianPacific Americans during a speech on the steps of Cit y Hall.

require a diverse set of needs to seek services from City agencies. Currently, unique factors such as social, educational and economic differences associated with different Asian ethnicities are not reflected in required data research. “Asian Pacific Americans play a v i t a l r o l e i n N e w Yo r k ’ s workforce and economic success,” said Wayne Ho, executive director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families. “This bill will lead to more effective poli-

cies, funding and services for New York’s faste st growi ng communit y.” Under the proposed legislation, City form documents used to collect demographic information will be required to separate collection categories for each major Asian Pacific American group, including, but not limited to: Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Guamanian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Native Hawaiia n, Nepale se, Pacific Islander,

Pakistani, Samoan, Sri Lankan, Taiwa ne se, T hai, Tibeta n a nd Vietnamese. If passed, the data is expected to help make better use of federal funding streams by allowing providers, advocates, funders and decision makers to identify needs and resources that will aid in the development of public programs. Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or mmontalvo@queens tribune.com.

Town Hall Pushes Against New Trash Transfer Station By JOE MA RVILLI A Town Hall was held in Flushing on the development of the North Shore Marine Transfer Station in College Point on Sept. 20. Co-hosted by Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D–Flushing), Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D– Flushing) and State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D–Flushing), the meeting was held in the Queens Library Flushing Branch. Though the room was only half full when it started, the seats quickly filled with concerned citizens. Meng and Simanowitz have sponsored a bill into the New York State Assembly that would prohibit the construction, development or placement of hazardous wildlife attrac-

tant near airports. Stavisky has sponsored a similar bill for the State Senate. Both bills are still pending. Most of the panel and audience’s unease centered on the threat of increased bird strikes that they felt the transfer station would cause. According to Meng, the transfer station sits 2,000 feet away from the eastern side of LaGuardia Airport. She also mentioned that Congressmen Gary Ackerman (D– Bayside) and Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) have been working with Federal Aviation Administration on the issue and were able to secure additional safeguards if station opens. Tensions reached a high point when marine scientist and Vice

President of the Marine Transfer Station Board James Cervino took to the stage in defense of the facility. He stated that one out of 1 billion bird strikes result in a human death and that while planes are struck, they are rarely brought down. He praised the installation for its state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly design. “This will be great for bringing in jobs. There will be environmental oversight. There will be hazardous wildlife oversight,” said Cervino. “This facility won’t pose as a hazardous threat that’s going to be bringing down airliners.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queenstribune.com.

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By MEGAN MONTALVO In an effort to increase access to meaningful health and social services for Asian Pacific American communities, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) has introduced new legislation. On Sept. 24, Dromm stood with leaders from the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the Asian Research Institute at the City University of New York on the steps of City Hall to announce a bill that would disaggregate data collected on Asian Pacific Americans. “If we don’t fully understand the true makeup of our Asian population, how can we ensure that we are


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What City Of Tomorrow? New York City is widely referred to as the greatest city in the world, and there is no denying that there are myriad great things about the Big Apple. Recent complaints about the City’s technological deficiencies, however, are disturbing news. The Board of Elections’ reticence to move into the 21 st Century in who votes are counted on election nights was troubling enough. Thankfully, the BOE seems to be making strides to correct the past issues and bring procedures into the present day. This week’s reports of technological deficiencies in reporting crimes in City parks, however, may be even more disturbing. Seven years after the passage of a law requiring the City to report crimes in all parks and playgrounds larger than one acre, the NYPD seems to have not made any attempt to meet the technologic needs of the law. Safety advocates have noted that crime is on the rise at City parks. Shouldn’t the City be doing all it can to prevent this?

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Voting Fix Needed To the Editor: Four years ago, for the United States Presidential Election, voter turnout was higher than usual across most of the country. This year, Americans are once again gearing up to go to the polls on Nov. 6 to choose our President. Here in New York City, we must do our part to ensure that the election runs as smoothly as possible for every voter. Following the decennial redistricting that the United States Constitution mandates, the New York City Board of Elections reconfigured all Election Districts. While the newly-enlarged Election Districts may result in administrative savings, they are turning out to be a headache for some voters. As a result of the new Election Districts, many voters will have to go to different poll sites this year. Before the September Primary Election, the Board of Elections sent out notices to voters whose

poll sites were changed. Unfortunately, some voters did not see or did not take note of the mailers that went out. Those who did learned that after years of voting at the same location, they will now have to go to different places to vote. Come November, confusion about where to vote will present an unnecessary obstacle for many citizens. I am urging the following to help curb the Election Day chaos. First, the Board of Elections must put into place an extensive outreach effort to let voters know how to confirm that they are registered and find out where to vote. Second, every voter should take the responsibility to make sure that he or she is registered and knows where to vote on Election Day, as there is a good chance that the poll site has changed. Log onto http://vote.nyc.ny.us or call (866) VOTE-NYC or (866) 8683692. In our representative democracy, the vote is precious. Let’s do what is necessary now to make

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sure that New Yorkers can exercise their right to vote in November. Mark S. Weprin, Council Member

Save The Park To The Editor: Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the centerpiece of the borough of Queens. It was the site for both the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The recent interest by several organizations to acquire land in the park for development needs to be very carefully looked at before any type of major alterations to the park are to be done. We really need to retain the park in its current state, because for thousands of Queens residents, it is the only place to come with the family and friends to relax. There are hundreds of trees and plants of various species that are growing and thriving throughout the park, as well as the famous Queens Zoo, which is home to many types of animals and birds. Also, there are many types of animals and birds that live within the park’s several thousand acres. Development of the park would surely eliminate many trees and wildlife, and would certainly encroach on the zoo’s area as well. There must be some type of compromise on any possible development in the park; if no compromise can be reached, then the idea of development in Flushing Meadows Corona Park needs to be tabled permanently. We need our parks here in Queens; we do not need to have them ruined. Flushing Meadows Corona Park should be given national park status by the federal government, since it was the site for two World’s Fairs. John Amato, Fresh Meadows

Food Month To The Editor: 2012 has not been a banner year for the meat industry. Extreme drought has doubled the cost of animal feedstuffs. Undercover investigations documented male chicks suffocated in

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plastic garbage bags or ground to death, their female counterparts crammed for life in tiny wire-mesh cages, pigs clobbered with metal pipes, and assorted farm animals skinned and dismembered at the slaughterhouse while still conscious. A study of more than 120,000 people by the Harvard School of Public Health confirmed once again that meat consumption raises the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan, warned that routine use of antibiotics to promote animal growth in factory farms is causing “the end of modern medicine.” No wonder U.S. per capita meat consumption has been dropping by nearly 4 percent annually! October offers excellent opportunities for dropping animal products from our diet. The month kicks off with World Vegetarian Day and World Farm Animals Day on Oct. 12, respectively. It continues with World Food Day on Oct. 16, and Food Day on Oct. 24. Entering “live vegan” in a search engine brings lots of useful transition tips. Freddy Green, Flushing

Ins anit y To The Editor: Are the American people stupid? Why did they re elect Roosevelt four times when he presided over the great depression for eight years, the eight years before we entered into World War Two? When he was elected there were 11,586,000 unemployed. In 1939 seven years later when the war struck in Europe there were still 11,396,000 persons unemployed. In 1932 when he was elected there were 4,155,000 households with 16,620,000 persons on relief. In 1939, seven years later, there were 4,227,000 households with 19,648,000 persons on relief. Henry Morgenthau, FDR’s loyal Secretary of the Treasury was frustrated at the persistence of doubledigit unemployment throughout

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the 1930s.In May 1939 with unemployment at 20 percent; he exploded at the failed New Deal programs. We have tried spending money, Morgenthau noted. “We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work… We have never made good on our promises… I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started… and an enormous debt to boot.” The thing that saved us from a continuation of the Great Depression was that we won the war and the rest of the world was a mess. More importantly, we had better leadership immediately following the war. I ask again why did the American people re-elect Roosevelt three times with his having such a disastrous record? Well as bad as he was in handling the economy that’s how good he was at conning the voters to vote for him. He ran against Hoover each time and he blamed Hoover over and over each time for his failures. Does that sound familiar? We are now facing the re-election of another loser who has followed Roosevelt’s moves exactly. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Are we going to reproduce the Great Depression by believing that Obama will do anything different then he has done in the last four years? Stupid is as stupid does. John Procida, Flushing

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Studio Provides Whole Music Experience

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The turning point occurred in 2009 when the focus shifted away from studio recording and towards education. Powers started going to local schools and participated in afterschool programs. While it did not provide much money, it did help spread the word. Originally, the studio was centered on guitar and vocal lessons, which are Powers’ specialties. Soon though, customers started calling about other instruments. Today, RBA offers courses in vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, viola, sax, flute, clarinet and trumpet. While he used to have 60 students, the workload of running the business got to the point where he stopped teaching altogether last year. This year though, he’s managed to free enough time to take on four students. He said he missed the mentorship role teachers take on, especially with the venue’s focus on children. “It was an honor when I was teaching that some of the kids would actually talk. Not only do they have an outlet music-wise, but they have someone they can trust even to just sit there with them and be there for them,” said Powers. “That’s what it

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By JOE MA RVILLI When it comes to music lessons, Fresh Meadows has had a consistently successful source for the last few years in Real Brave Audio. Created by Daniel Powers Jr. in 2006, RBA provides a wide variety of musical instruction from 13 skilled teachers. This locale is more than just a place for technique lessons though. The studio offers a musical experience where the same amount of emphasis is placed on stage performance and recording. RBA’s inception began in 2003 when Powers quit his previous job and was looking to start the next phase of his life. After going back to school, he decided to start teaching music. “I’ve always stressed in my life that I wanted to leave an imprint on the world. If I could do anything, let it be something important that people can remember,” Powers said. Soon after he started teaching, Powers rented a small piece of property and opened the studio in 2006. He struggled with putting together all the factors of his budding business but was determined make his vision a success.

Real Brave Audio owner Daniel Powers Jr. provides music lessons for local youth. meant to me as a kid. My guitar teacher was there for me growing up.” Starting in Fall 2007, RBA has held two free concerts each year as a showcase for the students. The next performance is scheduled for Nov. 11 at PS 26

on 195-02 69th Ave. “We don’t turn away people so everybody gets to perform if they want to. Music should be shared,” Powers said. “As long as you want to do this and you have the desire, that’s where it starts.” RBA is located at 195-09 69th

Ave. in Fresh Meadows, behind the pizzeria. Free parking is available near the intersection of 195th Lane and 193rd Lane. Family discounts are available for lessons. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queenstribune.com.


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As childhood obesity rates climb, an entire generation of children is at risk of growing up with chronic obesityrelated health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma and other conditions. One of the best gifts we can give our kids is to help them develop healthy exercise habits – today.


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PROBATE CITATION FILE NO. 2011-367 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of JOSEPH WEBER, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. A PETITION HAVING BEEN DULY FILED BY JUDITH LANG, WHO IS DOMICILED AT 200 PINE CONE LANE, LONGWOOD FLORIDA, 32779. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE BEFORE THE SURROGATE’S COURT, QUEENS COUNTY, AT 88-11 SUTPHIN BLVD., JAMAICA, NEW YORK, ON OCTOBER 25, 2012, AT 9:30 O’CLOCK IN THE FORENOON OF THAT DAY, WHY A DECREE SHOULD NOT BE MADE IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH WEBER, LATELY DOMICILED AT 67-11 YELLOWSTONE BLVD., FOREST HILLS, NY 11375, APT.

6-H, ADMITTING TO PROBATE A WILL DATED DECEMBER 27, 2007, AS THE WILL OF JOSEPH WEBER, DECEASED, RELATING TO REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND DIRECTING THAT LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ISSUE TO: JUDITH LANG DATED, ATTESTED AND SEALED September 14, 2012 HON. PETER J. KELLY, SURROGATE MARGARET M. GRIBBON, CHIEF CLERK BRIAN A. RAPHAN, P.C. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER TELEPHONE: (212) 268-8200 7 PENN PLAZA, SUITE 810 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001 (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 is hereby given that an order entered by the Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, on the 12 day of September, 2012, bearing Index Number 527/ 12, a copy of which may be examined in the office of the

Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432, in room number 357 grants me the right to assume the name of Tsering Doka Lama. My present address is 38-08 65th Street #2 nd Floor, Woodside, NY 11377; the date of birth is May 4, 2004; the place of birth is Queens New York, USA; my present name is Lama Doka Tsering ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/12/12, bearing Index Number NC-000522-12/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) Bebe (Middle) Sabrena (Last) Alli My present name is (First) Bibi (Middle) Sabrena (Last) Alli My present address is 84-37 103 rd Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11417 My place of birth is Guyana My date of birth is May 25, 1974 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Civil Court Queens County, on the 23 day of August 2012, bearing Index No. 486/12, a

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By ROSS BARK AN Advocates for park safety claim that a lack of technology within the NYPD is a cause for concern and is leading to park crimes being under-reported. Though the NYPD compiles crime reports for 31 parks, including six in Queens, a 2005 law passed by the City Council requires the City to report crime in all parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is knocking the Bloomberg Administration and the NYPD for not following through on this law. “For a city that wrote the book on data-driven crime fighting, the dearth of statistics on crime in our parks is astounding,” said de Blasio, who wrote a letter to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Mike Bloomberg. “We need to fix these blind spots immediately, before another New Yorker is victimized in one of our public spaces.” Alley Pond Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Kissena Park, Forest Park and Rockaway Community Park are the only Queens parks with specific crime reports. While the NYPD does not differ-

entiate most park-specific crimes, NYC Park Advocates, a parks watchdog group, has compiled an unofficial tally of crimes in parks. The group reported that crime in City parks was up 24 percent from the beginning of 2009 to the end of 2011. The report also noted that at least 41 people were involved in violent crimes this summer. “The City has had no interest in complying with the law,” said Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates. “By 2008, they were supposed to comply with the law. The excuse they gave is that they don’t have the technology. At the very least, it’s a matter of literally adding a line on their reports.” When the 2005 law was passed, the NYPD set its own timetable for implementation based on when the law would be “technologically feasible.” The Public Advocate office’s chief complaint is that

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Advocates Call For Park Crime Reports crime occurring in most parks is lumped into general precinct crime and is not specifically identified on any type of crime map, like other non-park crimes are. This identification allows the NYPD to place more officers in certain zones. With advances in GPS technology, NYPD critics argue that not having the proper technology to implement the law is no longer an excuse. Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) wrote the 2005 law and introduced a new bill recently that would take away the technological hardship reason the NYPD has provided to avoid tracking crime in all parks greater than an acre. With many council members term limited, Vallone, the chair of the Public Safety Committee, is A bloody bench in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the result of a recent stabbing incident, according to NYC Park Advocates.

not optimistic the bill will be a priority in the City Council. “The way the police track crime in parks now is right out of a 1950s television show,” Vallone said. “They have a guy going through police reports and reading to determine whether crime occurred in a park. It is very hard to believe a police force with technology like the NYPD possesses cannot figure out a way to keep statistics accurately in a park.” The 31 parks only account for about two percent of the city’s 1,700 outdoor recreational facilities. Incidents in parks are also not listed in a separate category in crime reports and park advocates believe the uptick in crime may be the result of a decrease of Parks Enforcement Patrol officers. PEP officers, part of the Parks Dept., carry pepper spray and batons but not handguns—in the mid 1990s, there were approximately 450 PEP officers on patrol across the City and now there are only 100. The NYPD and the Parks Dept. did not respond to requests for comment as of press time. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com.

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Candidates Meet In First State Senate Forum Addabbo called the tens of milperson. Both opted not to dilions that Resorts World has genrectly attack the other, but drew erated for New York’s education distinctions on certain local and fund “a win-win for our children” economic issues. and said he meets with Resorts “I will introduce another piece World monthly to make sure “they of legislation in January about do the right thing.” Resorts World foreclosures,” Addabbo said, has also donated more than emphasizing that abandoned $10,000 to Addabbo’s campaign. homes in Woodhaven are vexUlrich called for an education ing issues for the community. fund “lock box,” audited by the “A moratorium on foreclosures, state comptroller, to ensure the a one year moratorium where there will be no foreclosures State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. and Coun- education money would not be throughout the state.” cilman Eric Ulrich met at a candidate used to close future budget defiUlrich focused more on main- forum Tuesday night, sponsored by cits. “I’m eagerly awaiting when taining property values and the Greater Woodhaven Developthey [Resorts World] are going to keeping people from leaving ment Corp. share some of that net profit…with Queens. Like Addabbo, he said the declining number of police of- Addabbo, in response to a ques- the community,” Ulrich said. “I ficers in the borough is a troubling tion, praised the “potential that lies want to see how they define comtrend. Though local police issues ahead” for the racino and said that munity because I want to make sure would be beyond his purview if he “1,500 or so union construction out of all the money they’re making is elected to the State Senate, Ulrich jobs” and “1,200 to 1,300 post- at the casino, they’re sharing some argued that as a Republican in a construction jobs” had already been of that with the children of this likely Republican State Senate ma- created by Resorts World. Though community, the senior population jority, he could deliver more ser- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build of this community and with some of vices for his district than the Demo- a convention center at the South the small business community.” Arguing that “much of the Ozone Park racino appears dead, cratic Addabbo. Resorts World Casino, New York Addabbo believes there will be some money sent to Albany” would “never City’s first racetrack casino, served sort of hotel or entertainment cen- be seen by the community,” Ulrich said he wanted to see Resorts World as a way to distinguish the two ter on the site. Since education cuts statewide make more direct contributions to candidates who did not diverge ideologically on too many issues. have been temporarily halted, nearby neighborhoods like RichTribune Photo by Ross Barkan.

By ROSS BARK AN Lacking much of the sniping that has characterized their recent campaigns, State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) collided Tuesday night at their first candidate forum since Ulrich triumphed in a Sept. 13 primary. Ulrich is hoping to unseat Addabbo this fall and has received tens of thousands of dollars from Senate Republicans to win the redrawn 15th Senate District, which appears more conservative than its predecessor. Speaking at the Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.’s September meeting, the two candidates fielded questions from the GWDC and audience members on issues like Resorts World Casino’s impact on Queens, rising crime, unpaved roads and ongoing home foreclosures. Though the Ulrich campaign has slammed Addabbo for voting to raise taxes and supporting President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul and the Addabbo campaign has portrayed Ulrich as too right-wing for Queens voters, the candidates, who worship at the same parish, acted more cordial in

mond Hill, Ozone Park and Woodhaven. He promised “to hold Resorts World’s feet to the fire.” Like all state legislators, Addabbo’s discretionary funds are frozen, so he proposed that nonprofits like the GWDC should be able to directly apply for funding from the state. Both candidates were optimistic about Woodhaven’s economic prospects, but said more jobs are desperately needed in the community. Residents stood up to complain of trees in need of pruning and unpaved roads, including a rocky service road on Woodhaven Boulevard between Jamaica and Atlantic Avenue. Ulrich blasted the City DOT for having misplaced priorities — he took a moment to ridicule their bike lane initiatives — while Addabbo drew laughter for saying, as a state senator who does not typically handle City-specific street problems, he would work with the “local councilman” on those issues. Ulrich, of course is that councilman. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com.

NOTICE OF DISTRICTING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARINGS FROM OCTOBER 2, 2012 TO OCTOBER 11, 2012

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The NYC Districting Commission will hold five public hearings from October 2, 2012 to October 11, 2012. These hearings are open to the public. Individuals wishing to pre-register for speaking time or to submit written testimony in advance may do so by signing up online at http://www.nyc.gov/districting. Individuals wishing to speak at any hearing will be provided up to three minutes of speaking time. BRONX Tuesday, October 2nd 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, NY 10453

MANHATTAN Thursday, October 4th 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037

STATEN ISLAND Tuesday, October 9th 5:30PM – 9:00PM

New Dorp High School 465 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306

QUEENS Wednesday, October 10th 5:30PM – 9:00PM

LaGuardia Community College Little Theater 31-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

BROOKLYN Thursday, October 11th 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Medgar Evers College Founders’ Auditorium 1650 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225

Prior to the hearings, you may submit written comments to the NYC Districting Commission by mail to: NYC Districting Commission, Attn: Jonathan Ettricks, 253 Broadway, 7th Fl., NY, NY 10007, or by email to: hearings@districting.nyc.gov on or before 5:00 P.M. on the date of the hearing. Please indicate in your correspondence the date of the hearing for which you are submitting your comments. NOTE: The hearing locations are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Individuals requesting an interpreter for sign language or any other language at any hearing should contact the NYC Districting Commission at hearings@districting.nyc.gov or by calling 212-442-0256 five days in advance of the hearing, and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate such requests.


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Co-tan Family LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/24/10. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ 219-25 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/9/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 102-10 Metropolitan Ave Suite 200, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of C L Real Estate Group, LLC. Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/07/2012. Office located in Queens County, SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against CL Real Estate Group, LLC., 144-11 Sanford Ave., STE 3J, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP. NAME: PLAINE & KATZ, LLP. Certificate of Registration was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLP, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 5001, Kew Gardens, New York 11415, which is also the location of the partnership. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Law. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: TOTALLY CHIC, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) ON 07/30/12 Office Location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 146-16 223rd St, Springfield Gdns, NY 11413 Purpose: For any lawful purpose ___________________________________ Thethirdfoot LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/12. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC

upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 35-15 84th St 2H, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ At an IAS Part 34 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens, held at the Courthouse at 25-10 Court Square, LIC, NY this 19 day of July 2012 Index No.: 14348/12 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE PRESENT: HON. ROBERT J. McDONALD J.S.C. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS In the Matter of Application of JOANNE D’ALESSANDRO, Holder of over Twenty Five (25%) Percent of all outstanding shares of FATHER & FOUR SONS ENTERPRISES, INC., Petitioner, For the Judicial Dissolution of FATHER & FOUR SONS ENTERPRISES, INC., a domestic corporation. COUNSELORS: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that upon the annexed Affirmation of Thomas R. Fazio, dated the 5 th day of July, 2012, the Affidavit of Joanne D’Alessandro dated the 22 nd day of June, 2012, and upon all the pleadings and proceedings heretofore had herein, Let Respondents, FATHER & FOUR SONS, INC., SALVATORE D’ALESSANDRO and JOSEPH D’ALESSANDRO show cause at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens, at the Courthouse,, located at 25-10 Court Square LIC, NY 11101 on the 4th day of October, 2012 at 11:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day or as soon as thereafter as counsel may be heard: WHY an Order should not be granted: (a) issuing a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing respondents from destroying any business records and receipts, in particular bank statements, general ledgers and any records that show the profits and losses of the corporation; (b) for an accounting, making available to Petitioner all books and records of the corporation, including bank statements, general ledgers, profit and loss statements, and corporate records; as well as (c) such other and further relief as this Honorable Court deems just in the Premises. ORDERED, that pending a hearing and determination of this motion, the Respondents, FATHER & FOUR SONS, INC., JOSEPH D’ALESSANDRO, and S A L V A T O R E D’ALESSANDRO, their agents, servants, employees and/or contractors and all

persons acting on their behalf, be enjoined from: (a) destroying any corporate records, including but not limited to bank statements, receipts and general ledgers; (b) preventing Petitioners or their agents and/or designee from having full and complete access to the books and records of the corporation until such time as the issues in the verified petition attached hereto and filed prior to this application, can be determined on the merits; and (c) transferring or dissipating any business assets of FATHER & FOUR SONS, INC. by any of the said Respondents, together with such other and further relief that this Court deems just, equitable and proper under the circumstances. Sufficient reason appearing therefore, let service of a copy of this Order to Show Cause and the supporting papers upon which the Order to Show Cause is based be served on the Respondents via service pursuant to CPLR § 311, on or before August 10, 2012, be deemed sufficient, and it if further ordered that: (i) pursuant to BCL §1106(b) “a copy of the order to show cause shall be published as prescribed therein, at lease once in each of the three weeks before the time appointed for the hearing thereon, in one or more newspapers, specified in the order, of general circulation in Queens County, the county in which the office of the corporation is located at the date of the order”, to wit: the plaintiff shall cause publication in The Queens Tribune, 150-50 1 4 th Road, Whitestone, NY 11357 (718) 357-7400 at least one time in each of the three weeks prior to the return date hereof. (ii) pursuant to BCL §1106(c) “A copy of the order to show cause shall be served upon the state tax commission and the corporation and upon each person named in the petition, or in any schedule provided for in paragraph (a), as a shareholder, creditor or claimant, except upon a person whose address is stated to be unknown, and cannot with due diligence be ascertained by the corporation. The service shall be made personally, at least ten days before the time appointed for the hearing, or by mailing a copy of the order, postage prepaid, at least twenty days before the time so appointed, addressed to the person to be served at his last known address”, and, (iii) pursuant to BCL §1106(d) “A copy of the order to show cause and

the petition shall be filed, within ten days after the order is entered, with the clerk of the county where the office of the corporation is located at the date of the order. A copy of each schedule furnished to the court under this section shall, within ten days thereafter, be filed with such clerk.” HON. ROBERT J. McDONALD J.S.C. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of DeMarquee LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/24/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: E-Z PERMIT NY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/06/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 30-16 33rd Street, #3F, Astoria, New York 11102. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ GRAND FULTON PROPERTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/19/12. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC P.O. Box 610009 Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of JAMES 168, LLC. Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/16/2012. Office Location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail Copy of any process to 15908 59th Ave, 1st Fl, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ 269 Randolph Street Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/08. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall

mail process to 213-19 99th Ave., Queens Village, NY 11429. Purpose: General. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Triple He LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/10/ 12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 104-24 Corona Ave., Corona, NY 11368. Purpose: any lawful activities. ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Astoria Complex Catering Inc. d/b/a Astoria Complex Catering to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 34-38 38th Street, 4th Floor Astoria NY 11101. ___________________________________ Name of LLC: LIC Brewery, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/13/12. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Benjamin Hadar, 2753 Broadway, Suite 200, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Real Estate for Long LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/28/12. 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, 63-60 102 nd St., #E-12, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. ___________________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2011-4485 SURROGATE’S COURTQUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God free and Independent TO John Sibbert, Brian McNamara, Vivienne Breault, the Public Administrator of the County of Queens and to the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Bernard D. Walsh, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. A petition having been duly filed by Lawrence L. D’Amato, who is domiciled at 209-33 26 th Avenue, Apt. 2H, Bayside, NY 11360 YOU

ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, New York, on October 25 2012, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Bernard D. Walsh lately domiciled at 249-15 Rushmore Terrace, Little Neck, NY 11362 admitting to probate a Will dated September 14, 2010, a copy of which is attached as the Will of Bernard D. Walsh deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [x] Letters Testamentary issue to: Lawrence L. D’Amato (State any further relief requested) Dated, Attested and Sealed SEP 06 2012 (Seal) HON. Peter J. Kelly Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Lawrence L. D’Amato Attorney for Petitioner 718 4233000 telephone Number 4240 Bell Boulevard, Suite 301, Bayside, NY 11361 Address of Attorney [NOTE: This citation is served upon you are 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 is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/12/12, bearing Index Number NC-000514-12/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) Lora (Middle) Bree (Last) Jones My present name is (First) Iryna (Middle) Romanivna (Last) Kosor aka Iryna My present address is 7400 Shore Front Pkwy, Apt 7B, Arverne, NY 11692 My place of birth is Ukraine My date of birth is October 20, 1964 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 8/22/12, bearing Index Number NC-000469-12/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) Nicholas (Last) Javaid My present name is (First) Fahid (Last) Javaid My present address is 79-21 147 th St., Apt. F3, Flushing, NY 11367 My place of birth is Pakistan My date of birth is November 18, 1981

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Queens This Week

The work of Nikki Schiro lines the walls at Crossing Art in Flushing.

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G a l l e r y Fe a t u r e s Nikki Schiro Exhibit Flushing gallery Crossing Art is holding a solo exhibition on the work of native Queens artist Nikki Schiro for the next month. "Let them find an Effigy, They'll Never Find Me" features work throughout Schiro's career. Particularly highlighted is the "Johnny & Nikki" series, shown in its entirety for the first time. "I found her work really thoughtprovoking. Every one of them tells you a story. I'm very into art that creates a visual narrative," said Maria Boobis, assistant director of Crossing Art on why she chose to display Schiro's work. "A lot of her work does that and it was quite striking for me." "Johnny & Nikki" tells the tale of Schiro's interactions with wealthy art collector Jean Pigozzi. The series begins with an alternate version of a party she went to that Pigozzi was at as well, though they didn't meet. The artwork portrays an illusional success story, which imagines Schiro as the star of the party, being represented by art giant Larry Gagosian and meeting celebrities like Robert Plant. The two almost met at the end of her Master of Fine Arts program at Hunter College, where she participated in an open studio, a display of her work for art collectors to purchase. Pigozzi happened to go by Schiro's studio but she was not there so he left his business card. The business card is placed at the end of the display since it was the catalyst for the series. Despite his interest and a piece of art gifted by Schiro, Pigozzi asked for massive discounts on her work, a privilege he has used to due to his reputation. All communication was done through his archivist, keeping Schiro away from any direct talks. The emails making up

these offers and negotiations line the display, filling the space in between the paintings. As the situation deteriorated due to Pigozzi's unwillingness to budge, Schiro began to obsess about getting his attention. She started to make art out of photos she found of Pigozzi online. One such example is "Million Dolla' Baby" where she superimposes herself on his shirt. In addition to being a conduit for her anger, there's an underlying message about the online world. "There's this play on social media and the access that you have to someone you don't know," Boobis said. After three years of back and forth talks, the exhibit peaks with "Castration II: The Beheading", where Schiro dresses as The Bride from the movie "Kill Bill" and cuts Pigozzi's throat. By doing so, she ties into the idea of him as an effigy, which she burns and banishes him from her life. This is where the exhibit finds its name, which comes from the song "Even" by Dispatch. Although there is finality to the exhibit, it is unknown whether Schiro will continue the series or move on. "Let them find an Effigy, They'll Never Find Me" will run until Oct. 27. Crossing Art is located at 13617 39th Avenue, Flushing. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queenstribune.com. -Joe Marvilli

Author Press To Discuss New Book An award-winning author is coming to Forest Hills. Journalist Eyal Press will discuss his new book, Beautiful Souls, on Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Queens YM and YWHA.

The book explores the stories of ordinary people who choose to defy authority in order to follow their conscience. A prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay decides to leave his position and serve as a witness on the side of a detainee. A Swiss border guard during World War II refuses the order to bar Jews fleeing the Nazis from his country. What compels people to stage acts of resistance such as these when faced with a moral dilemma? Press asks many questions like these. Press sought out the individual resisters to hear their stories. He interviewed people like an American financial whistleblower and a Serbian soldier. Press found that in many cases, the individual was moved by direct contact with victims. Press' work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Nation. This program is one in a series of events presented by the Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library of the Central Queens Y. The Y is located at 67-09 108th St. A suggested donation for author events is $6. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com . -Ross Barkan

Park Made For Man's Best Fr iend The Glen Oaks Village Enchanted Forest Park and Dog Run will have its grand opening ceremony this Saturday, Sept. 29 at noon. Announced by the Glen Oaks Village Board of Directors, the occurrence will provide residents with an opportunity to see the new park and to pick up registration forms for their dogs. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Sept. 30. The Dog Run contains a variety of special features. Specialized K9 artificial turf and natural vegetation line the sloping hills. The path is split into two sections, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Water fountains are available for both dogs and people. "Glen Oaks Village is a pet friendly community," said Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich. "We have 3,000 families who live in Glen Oaks. It gives them a place where they can allow their dogs to run." Volunteers with specially-made shirts will monitor the region, making them easy to find. Security will periodically make sure each dog is a registered member of the Dog Park and wearing a Glen Oaks Village Dog Tag. The tag indicates the

The Glen Oaks Village Enchanted Forest Park and Dog Run will hold its grand opening ceremony on Sept. 29. owner signed the dog park liability waiver form and paid the annual registration fee. The registration fee is $25 per dog for Glen Oaks Village occupants and $50 per dog for those who live outside the Village. While the fee has been waived for 2012, it is due by May 31 for 2013. Unregistered dogs may use the park through Oct. 14. Dog Park registration is available from Mon. to Fri. at the Management office found at 70-33 260th Street and Saturdays at the Maintenance Services Office at 70-41 260th Street. A photo of your dog is required. To get to the park, enter the driveway next to 70-55 260th Street, turn left and walk up the curved sidewalk near the tennis courts. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queenstribune.com. -Joe Marvilli

Pinchinat Chosen For Afterschool A mbass ador The Afterschool Alliance announced last week that Patrick Pinchinat, Beacon Director of Queens Community Beacon Program, was selected to serve as an Afterschool Ambassador, a prestigious national honor. Pinchinat is one of just 12 local leaders from across the country to be chosen for the honor. Each Afterschool Ambassador will continue supporting a local afterschool program while also serving the one-year Afterschool Ambassador term, organizing public events, communicating with policy-makers and building more support for afterschool programs. The Robert Bowne Foundation is sponsoring Pinchinat's ambassadorship. Each ambassador will organize a major event for Lights On Afterschool, the Afterschool

Alliance's 13th annual national rally for afterschool programs, to be held Oct. 18 across America. "I am delighted to have this chance to help increase support for afterschool programs, which give students opportunities to explore their interests and give parents the security that comes with knowing that their children are safe and supervised, with engaging, educational activities after the school day ends," said Pinchinat. "Afterschool programs are critical to students' success in school, to families trying to survive in this economy and to America's workforce in the future." Afterschool programs in New York City have been threatened with budget cuts for several years. The Afterschool Alliance's Uncertain Times survey project, an effort to examine how the economy affects afterschool programs, found that nearly two in five afterschool programs report that their budgets are in worse shape today than at the height of the recession in 2008. More than three in five afterschool programs report that their funding is down from three years ago. "Quality afterschool programs are essential to students, families and communities," said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant. "As an afterschool ambassador, Patrick will bring great energy to the work to build even stronger support for afterschool programs among parents, business and community leaders, lawmakers and others." Queens Community House is a multi-service settlement house that serves nearly 25,000 children, youth, adults and families at 22 different sites in 11 neighborhoods throughout Queens. Pinchinat has been working with children and families at Queens Community House since 1995. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com. -Ross Barkan


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Compiled by STEVEN J. FERRARI

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107th Precinct BANK ROBBERY: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the following individual wanted for a bank robbery. On Sept. 14 at approximately 9 a.m. inside of the Chase Bank at 138-02 Queens Blvd., the suspect entered the location, approached the teller, passed a demand note and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no reported physical injuries. The suspect is described as a Black male, early 30s, 5-foot-10 with a slim build and a clean shave. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants, black backpack and a black baseball cap. Surveillance image shows the suspect carrying cash in his hands as he walks out of the bank and proceeded to flee on foot in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

shirt, sunglasses and khaki pants. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

ROBBERY: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspect wanted in connection with robberies. The first incident occurred on Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. The victim was walking in the vicinity of 35th Street and 36th Avenue when the suspect approached her, displayed a knife and demanded her property. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and removed her iPhone before fleeing. The second incident occurred on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. The victim was walking in the vicinity of 24th Street and 28th Avenue when the suspect approached her, displayed a knife and demanded her property. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and removed her iPhone before fleeing. The third incident occurred 110th Precinct on Sept. 17 at 8:10 p.m., two PUBLIC LEWDNESS: The NYPD is seeking the public’s as- This individual is victims were walking in the visistance identifying the following wanted in connec- cinity of 39th Avenue and 31st individual wanted for public lewd- t i o n t o a p u b l i c Street when the suspect apness that took place on Sept. 14 at lewdness incident. proached them, stated he was in possession of a firearm and deapproximately 10:30 a.m. on a Queens-bound M train at Grand Avenue. The manded their property. The suspect then suspect exposed himself to a female while removed the victims’ iPhone and Galaxy phones before fleeing. sitting on the train. None of the victims requested medical The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-7. He was wear- attention. The suspect is described as a Black ing a red shirt, dark pants and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call male, 20-25 years old and approximately Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). 165 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to call The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their The public can also submit their tips by tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by All calls are strictly confitexting their tips to CRIMES dential. (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confi114th Precinct dential. BURGLARY: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assisGRAND LARCENY: The tance in locating the following NYPD is seeking the public’s individual wanted in connecassistance identifying the foltion with a burglary. lowing individual wanted for On Sept. 12 at approxia grand larceny that took place mately 12:45 p.m. in the vion Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at cinity of Newtown Avenue, a 30th Street and 36th Avenue. suspect entered an apartment The suspect grabbed an by picking a lock. He removed iPhone from the victim and electronics and fled on foot. fled the scene. The suspect is described as a The suspect is described white male in his 40s, between as a Black male last seen wear5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7 with a medium build and a light This individual is wanted ing blue jeans, dark blue shirt beard. He was last seen wear- i n c o n n e c t i o n t o a and a Colorado Rockies baseball hat. ing a dark colored striped grand larceny.


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Hotel Boom Keeps Heating Up

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By JOE MARVILLI Within the last few years, there has been a massive upswing of hotels in Queens. Many travelers are taking advantage of the borough’s cheaper rates and close proximity to Manhattan. After all, why shell out more money for a hotel in the City when Queens is just a short subway ride away? The most prominent hotel development has occurred in Long Island City. Due to its easy accessibility and close distance to Manhattan, the district has seen its number of hotels rise from just one to 18 in the last five years, with a 19th currently planned. Among the many options available to visitors is Z Hotel, located at 11-01 43rd Ave. The building presents an amazing view of Manhattan across the East River. Its 100 guest rooms each come with an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi

and a mini bar. International, domestic and local phone calls can be made at no additional charge. The hotel’s subterranean Z Gallery showcases work from four local artists. From the basement, visitors can head up to the Z Roof, a 5,000 square-foot rooftop lounge. If you are heading into Manhattan, take the hotel’s complimentary transportation every hour on the hour from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you would prefer to get some exercise, complimentary bicycles are accessible from sunrise to sunset. Another convenient choice is Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View. Situated at 44-29 9th Street, the hotel’s 128 pet-friendly guest rooms include free WiFi and Direct TV. Do not worry about becoming a couch potato during your stay though. A 24-hour fitness center will keep you in shape in between

The Z Hotel in Long Island City offers complimentary bicycle rentals. your visits to the City. water heating and on-deHotels are not just cen- mand temperature controls. tered in LIC though. One of The locale has a variety of the most high-tech lodgings packages for incoming in New York City just opened guests. One of the most atthis August at 20-07 127th St. tractive is the New York Exin Flushing. Hotel De Point perience Package, which inpickup from was built to be as environmen- cludes tally-friendly as possible. Its LaGuardia Airport to the ho114 rooms contain LED light- tel, complimentary breakfast, ing, solar power, on-demand two Metro Cards and a ride

to and from the train station. Although De Point has not been running at full occupancy yet, the development in College Point is an encouraging sign for business. “Eventually, it’s going to be a pretty booming area,” said Director of Sales Natalie Serse. In Southeast Queens, Garden Inn & Suites is ideally placed on 151-20 Baisley Blvd. in Jamaica, only 2.5 miles away from John F. Kennedy Airport. Free Internet access and free local phone calls can be found in all of the hotel’s 185 guest rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast is available for early risers, going from 6 to 10 a.m. An airport shuttle to any JFK terminal requested is also on the house. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarv i l l i @ queenstribune.com.


Enjoy Queens

Queens Theatre The Place To Be

By ROSS BARKAN Anyone who is anyone in Queens knows that to see great theater in the borough, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the place to be. Forget Broadway, forget even offBroadway. Queens Theatre is a vibrant performing arts center with three performance spaces. It has a 472-seat mainstage theater, 99-seat studio theatre and an intimate cabaret and cocktail bar. The theatre is committed to presenting exemplary theater, music and dance as well, with programming that reflects the diversity of Queens. Queens Theatre’s annual Latino Cultural Festival, held in August this year, is the nation’s largest and most important multi-disciplinary festival of Latino culture, featuring music, theater, dance, film and family productions and visual art exhibitions. Queens Theatre is also one of the only performing arts centers in the borough that actively develops new works through two New Play Development programs, including Immigrant Voices Project, a program that develops works that represent the rich cultural diversity of New York City. More than 75 new plays have received staged readings and pro-

ductions at Queens Theatre, most notably “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” by Rajiv Joseph, which premiered on Broadway in 2011 in a production that starred Robin Williams and was directed by Moises Kaufman. This fall, Queens Theatre is offering up some great programming. “Ella,” an exciting musical about one of the legendary singers of the last century, Ella Fitzgerald, kicks off Sept. 27 and runs until Oct. 7. Later this fall, catch the Tony and Olivier Award-winning play “Shirley Valen- Tina Fabrique and Thaddeus Wilson tine,” the story of an unhappy house- in “Ella.” wife offered the vacation of a lifetime. “Shirley Valentine” will run 181-foot high observation decks and from Nov. 29 to Dec. 9. If dance is 85-foot high restaurant and lounge, your thing, make sure to see the Luna and the Tent of Tomorrow, a massive Negra Dance Theatre when they open-air pavilion with a multi-colstorm into Queens Nov. 17 and 18. ored fiberglass roof and large-scale The Chicago-based troupe blends map of New York State on its terrazzo the discipline of ballet with the dy- floor. While the Theaterama showed a namic movement of contemporary dance and infuses it with the explo- 360-degree panoramic film on the State of New York inside, its exterior sive energy of Latin dance forms. Queens Theatre began as the Theaterama, one of three structures designed to comprise the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. Its neighbors were the triple Astro-View towers, with its 226 and

was an equally impressive sight: its façade was adorned with large-scale original artwork by some of the most famous pop artists of the day, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly. When the fair closed in 1965, the pavilion was one of the few structures spared demolition. Theaterama was converted in 1972 from a movie theatre to a live entertainment venue. After being managed by a number of organizations, Queens Theatre was officially established in 1989 and, after a $4 million renovation, Queens Theatre officially opened on October 16, 1993 with a gala performance hosted by Kitty Carlisle Hart that honored former Queens Borough President Claire Schulman. Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Ave. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or rbarkan@queenstribune.com.

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Mets Manager Terry Collins (from left), Pitcher R.A. Dickey, Third Baseman David Wright and Pitcher Johan Santana unveil the 2013 AllStar Game Logo at Citi Field. The Queens Tourism Council and the Queens Economic Development Corp. have stated that the groups will take the opportunity to highlight all the Borough has to offer to complement the game, which will take place on July 16, 2013.


LIC Kicks Off She-Devil Comedy Fest By MEGAN MONTALVO While laughter may be the best form of medicine, you do not actually have to catch a cold to enjoy the festivities the Laughing Devil Comedy Club has in store for locals next month. From Oct. 24-28, fans of comedy can get their ha-ha’s on for the first annual SheDevil Comedy Festival. Created by the producers of the popular Laughing Skull and Laughing Devil festivals, the five-day event will feature an all-female cast of competitors and celebrity headliners in addition to a private roof party, art gallery party, museum tours and industry panels. According to Steve Hofstetter, d i rector and owner of the Laughing Devil, the festival seeks to honor and reward the artists that most personify the art of comedy, while celebrating and helping further the long

tradition of women in comedy. “There is a huge chance this festival could change careers,” Hofstetter said. “We expect to have more than three dozen bookers and agents in the audience, and we are really hoping this helps us uncover the next big thing.” Although Hofstetter did not want to make mention of any favorites, he did say that he is especially looking forward to a performance by Jen Murphy, who recently finished third in the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta. “It is so rare for a female to place in a comedy festival,” Hofstetter said. “It just goes to show how important an all-female festival is needed.” Out of the 250 submitted applications, a select roster of 70 lucky ladies will compete for the title of top comedienne.

Laughing Devil will host the She-Devil Comedy Festival from Oct. 24-28. Aside from bragging rights, the winner will also receive $2,000 in prize money and a week’s worth of paid work at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta and Morty’s Comedy Joint in Indianapolis on top of a year’s worth of paid work at the Laughing Devil. “We had an overwhelming response from performers living across the globe,” Hofstetter said. “The line-up

we chose reflects a varied selection of comedy style that should appeal to everyone, no matter what type of comedy you’re into.” Holding its flagship as the lone comedy club in the borough for less than a year, the Laughing Devil boasts that the She-Devil Festival is just one more step that will help put Queens on the comedy map. Regulars at the club already include big-named performers like Judah Friedlander, Todd Bar r y, Ted Alexandro and the “Daily Show’s” Kristen Schaal. Though the She-Devil Comedy Festival competition shows are all in Long Island City, the festival will consist of 18 shows at five venues across New York City. Participating clubs include the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan

as well as the Breadbox Café in Long Island City. A portion of all proceeds made from the upcoming festival will go to support Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, an organization that educates and supports women on issues relating to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. The Laughing Devil Comedy Club is located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City. Tickets are $20 plus a twoitem minimum. Customers can choose from a selection that includes 14 beers on tap, over 50 liquor choices and a full dinner menu. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office, by calling (347) 913-3845 or online from www.laughingdevil.com. Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or mmontalvo@queenstribune.com

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By JOE MARVILLI The new season of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts has been announced, kicking off this October and lasting until next May. Part of Queens College, the Center will feature an assortment of entertainers over the next eight months, covering comedy, music and more. The performances have attracted more than 350,000 individuals each season. The season will begin with a tribute to historic Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. On Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., the jazz sextet Escalandrum will perform their record “Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla” at LeFrak Concert Hall. From there, Inti-Illimani, a Latin American group from Chile, will make their way to LeFrak. Taking place on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., the music fuses Andean folk tunes, Argentinean tangos, Brazil-

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Kupferberg Center Announces New Season Jerry Seinfeld at Colden Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Oct. 18. Unfortunately for you “Seinfeld” fans out there, the show is sold out. The Queens College Orchestra will follow up on Nov. 4 with a memorial concert for composer Marvin Hamlisch. It will take place at 3 p.m. at LeFrak and present guest artists performing selections by Hamlisch. All ticket proceeds will go to the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment at Queens College. To close the year, the Jerry Seinfeld returns to Queens next month for a show at the Colden Vienna Boys Choir will make their way to Auditorium. Colden Auditorium on ian sambas and Mexican love Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The repertoire is an eclectic mix of songs. Next up is a night of the classical, the contempolaughs with comedy legend rary and the experimental.

In 2013, the Peking Acrobats will hit Colden on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The acrobats will combine ancient art form and modern theatricality for a thrilling performance. One day later, Grammyaward winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin will arrive at Colden at 7 p.m. for a soul-filled evening. Be prepared to sing along to gospel hits such as “Stand” and “We Fall Down.” On March 10 at 3 p.m. in Colden, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will prove why it is regarded as one of the best chamber orchestras in the world. Next month, comedy returns to Colden with a performance by the legendary Bill Cosby on April 6 at 8 p.m. The 75-year-old actor will throw out jokes that will likely touch upon every aspect of his storied career. Finally, the last show of the season will be “An

Evening with Michael Feinstein,” occur ring at Colden on May 4 at 8 p.m. Attendees can expect an evening of Feinstein’s original music as well as his interpretations of standards by artists like Duke Ellington. If patrons purchase their tickets by Oct. 15, they can save 15 percent as an early bird discount. The sale is available by calling the box office or going online with the code “Oct15!” “Our new programming this season delivers star-powered and diverse performances to our audience,” said Jennifer Walden, a spokesperson for Kupferberg. “ We are delighted to welcome our audiences to our new, updated facilities with these exclusive shows.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queens tribune.com.


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Resorts World Is More Than A Casino

Enjoy the game on the big screen at Bar 360 at Resorts World. many more concerts through the fall and winter.” Before heading to a show, you may want to grab something to eat. The 400-seat Aqueduct buffet is available for both lunch and dinner, with prices ranging between $13.99 and $29.99. Two fine dining options also exist for your eating pleasure. RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is open for dinner on all days except Wednesdays and Thursdays. Genting Palace offers Chinese cuisine for both Dim Sum and dinner, except on Mondays and Tuesdays when it is closed. If you need something a little cheaper, the casino food court contains eateries for BBQ, Asian cuisine, sandwiches, pizza and much more. During your time at Resorts World, you can sign up for a Genting Rewards card. The membership is free, but you have to be over 18 and have a valid picture ID. Whenever you use your card with a slot machine or electronic table game, you earn points. The more points you earn, the higher your card level becomes, which increases your rewards. From now until Oct. 31, all new members are awarded $10 in free play for signing up. Once you earn 50 points, you get an additional $15 in free play. Earn 75 points and you’ll earn another $25 in free play. Resorts World will be celebrating their one-year anniversary on Oct. 28, with the festivities kicking off on Oct. 25. Details for the birthday party are forthcoming. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at jmarvilli@queenstribune.com.

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By JOE MARVILLI While Resorts World may be thought of as a casino first, the locale has a wide range of entertainment options beyond gambling. Located at the Aqueduct Raceway in South Ozone Park, Resorts World Casino opened in Oct. 2011. While the area has been best known as a horse-racing facility, fun can be found for all types of interests in the casino. Sports fans can enjoy NFL Football on an assortment of screens every Sunday and Monday. Bar 360’s lounge features a Latin Night on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., with dance lessons provided by Ed Mattingly. If you are in a nostalgic mood, head over to the bar on Throwback Thursdays for a variety of classic tunes. The casino’s event calendar for the next month is pretty packed. Some examples include Johnny Drama, a diverse cover band guaranteed to get people dancing on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Matthew Zeiss will appear on Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. as part of a Battle of the Bands. On Oct. 20, Indian Soap Opera Stars Dev and Radhika will join other Bollywood artists for a night of hits. Performances from tribute bands for ABBA, Bon Jovi, Elton John and more are among next month’s highlights as well. “Resorts World is a destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors every month and our guests come for more than just gaming,” said casino spokesperson Stefan Friedman. “We also offer the best in other forms of entertainment including our next boxing match in December and


Eat Queens

Restaurant Week Makes Mouths Water

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By MEGAN MONTALVO Although Queens may be known for its diversity, often locals forget just how good they have it when it comes to the vast array of dining options. Fortunately, the Queens Economic Development Corp. gives borough dwellers a yearly reminder with the annual Discover Queens Restaurant Week. This year, the event will take place over two weeks from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11 and Oct. 15 to Oct. 18. Similar to the highly-acclaimed New York City Restaurant Week, Queens Restaurant Week will offer threecourse prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. However, prices will be much more affordable at $25 per meal, which is $10 less than the NYC Restaurant Week options. In addition, only local

eateries will be featured in the line-up. “The great thing about Queens is that there are a lot of restaurants that have an international authenticity that is lacking in Manhattan,” said Rob MacK ay, QEDC director of public relations, marketing and tourism. Celebrating its 9th consecutive return, QEDC will host a kick off event on Oct. 2 at noon in front of Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. Approximately 15 local establishments will set up outdoor stands to provide complimentary samples of their specials to all passersby. “This is really a great chance for businesses in Queens to get their name out there,” MacKay said. “We are hoping to have participating

restaurants from Astoria to the Rockaways this year.” Confirmed participants in the kickoff include the following eateries: Bourbon Street Cafe – The Big Easy may reign supreme when it comes to Cajun cuisine, but that does not mean you have to leave the borough to get the good eats. At 40-12 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, Bourbon Street cooks up all the Cajun classics in true French Quarters fashion. From gumbo to jambalaya, Bourbon Street has everything that will appeal to even the poorest of Po’ Boys. Tequila Sunrise of Bayside – Live Mexican mariachi and traditional décor attract new comers seeking a unique dining experience. In addition to an impressive roster of tequilas and empanadas, Tequila

Sunrise offers visitors a wide selection of traditional Mexican fare. Sizzling fajitas and salty margaritas are a great way to spice up the night. Tequila Sunrise is located at 34-37 Bell Blvd. London Lennies – Since 1959, this Rego Park restaurant has become notorious for the best in fresh, local seafood selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market. Located at 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd., London Lennies hosts the area’s finest raw bar comparable to the ones just across the pond. Panorama of My SilenceHeart – Situated along a strip of laundromats, delis and grocery stores, this unassuming vegetarian cafe resides at 84-73 Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica. Inspired by the teachings of Sri Chinmoy, Panorama offers unique dishes like soy burgers and

veggie pies. Best of all, a zenlike atmosphere gives cafegoers a delightful sense of calm just before they head back into the concrete jungle. Uncle Peter’s Restaurant – Restaurant Week would simply not be complete if it were not for the inclusion of Italian cuisine. Thankfully, Uncle Peter’s will feature their homemade pastas and hearty entrees during the celebration. A warm atmosphere and upscale ambiance have earned this restaurant’s title for the go-to spot for a delicious meal in Queens. Uncle Peter’s is located at 8315 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights. For more information on the event, visit queensny.org. Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or mmontalvo@queenstribune.com


Leisure

Queens Theatre Looks At Legend Of ‘Ella’ By TAMMY SCILEPPI Queens Theatre has a lot to celebrate as it launches the opening of its exciting 2012-13 Season Sept. 28 w ith “Ella” – a st ylish musical concert acquaint ing the audience with the life and songs of legendary jazz and pop diva, Ella Fitzgerald. Starring dynamic songstress Tina Fabrique, who at tempt s to capture Ella’s true essence, the show showcases a reper toire of more than a dozen of Fitzgerald’s most memorable tunes, as Fabrique sings scat like nobody’s business – performing those great America n songbook classics that made “The First Lady of Song” famous. You’ll swear Ella Fitzgerald’s spirit was in the room.

“When I first made the decision to come to Queens Theatre 18 months ago, ‘Ella’ was the show I knew I wanted to bring to this audience and this community,” executive director Ray Cullom said. “After delighting audiences and setting box office records at major theaters around the countr y, it is high time t hat this brilliant show, starring the equally brilliant Tina Fabrique, plays New York Cit y.” Jammin’ with “Louis Armstrong” and her band like Fitzgerald used to, Fabrique will channel her inner Ella, let ting loose on iconic hit s like, “A Tisket, A Tasket,” “How High the Moon,” “That Old Black Magic” and “They Can’t Take that Away from Me.” Fabrique’s Ella has toured the

Wrap It Up steak, brown rice, beans, hot sauce, sour cream and melted jack and cheddar cheeses. The menu describes the “Loco” as jam-packed, and they weren’t kidding. Filled to the brim with ingredients, the wrap was the perfect choice for an empty stomach. Since the first time I ordered it, The best par t about living in it’s become a delivery favorite. On our most recent order from Queens is the variety of food available, either to go have a nice Mmm … That’s A Wrap, my girldinner out or to have one deliv- friend ordered the Bistro Panini, ered for a quiet evening in. One f i l l e d w i t h h o t r o a s t b e e f , night while searching for some- sautéed onions, cheddar cheese and a zesty bistro thing different that the usual take out – pizza, RESTAURANT sauce. As soon as I opened it to pass it Chinese, you know the along to her, I was jealdrill – I discovered ous. The Panini Mmm… That’s A Wrap. looked and smelled The family-owned estabfantastic and as she lishment, with three lodevoured the sandcations in Queens offers wich, I made a note to gourmet wraps, shakes order one for myself. and quesadillas. The heaping porOrdering from a new tions don’t stop with place, however, offers up some challenges. The most im- the main dishes. For dessert, we por ta nt challenge is decidi ng each tried the chocolate peanut what to order when ever y thing butter oatmeal. As I love all three looks good. It’s a problem most ingredients there, I figured it foodies would enjoy having and would be a can’t-miss proposition. Mmm… That’s A Wrap certainly I definitely made the right choice. As a bonus, I was able to put half fits the bill. I w a v e r e d f i r s t b e t w e e n a the mixture away for de ssert the Panini or a quesadilla between next night, too. While we ordered from the finally settling on having the titular wrap. Of course that doesn’t Astoria location listed above, really narrow down the options, Mmm… That’s A Wrap can also as the menu offers more than 20 be found in Howard Beach (163different wraps. I finally settled 12 Cross Bay Blvd.) and Bayside on the “El Burrito Loco,” which (45-25 Bell Blvd.). -Steven J. Ferrar i came filled with both chicken and

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U.S. and Europe as a featured singer with The Duke Ellington Orchestra for many years. Chosen by Rob Ruggiero, her director and conceiver of ‘Ella,’ Fabrique came highly recommended by Danny Holgate (her music arranger) because of her experience scat ting and singing. “I was fortunate to do several of her (Fitzgerald’s) songs with them, since I knew her style well. And, Rob liked my acting in a show he saw me in,” she said. “The one thing Rob wanted to hear me do was the scat to ‘How High the Moon,’ by Ella. I did it, and the re st is history.” “My singing skills are just a gift from the Almighty, and the rest I learned mostly from performing in New York clubs and working w ith some of the best jazz musicians around,” said Fabrique, who appeared on Broadway in “Ragtime” and “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Tr ying,” among others. “Then of course, doing theater was the gift that taught me

Tina Fabrique as Ella. discipline: doing so many shows a week, etc.” The 60-somet hing performer, who hails from the Bronx, said she likes “the sense of community that Queens has always been known for. It was a place many jazz musicians, like Harold Ousley, Bob Cunningham, Brost Townsend and of course, Louis Armstrong lived at one t ime.” Fabrique insists she doesn’t imitate “The Queen of Jazz’s” voice and style: “I don’t really sound like her; I am not an imitat ion of her, but more of a tr uthful echo of her vocal quality, her scat

c o m fo r t a b i l i t y a n d h e r phrasing, along with that lit tle girl att itude she was famous for. I work for accuracy in her scats; I learned them note for note – more as an acting exercise, since they were in-the-moment creations that must be sung that w ay to b e e f fe c t ive.” Learning all that in about three weeks, she still listens to Ella to stay connected. There’s no doubt Fabrique’s scintillating vocals would do Ella proud. “Much more than a simple revue of Ella Fitzgerald songs (although that would be enough for me!), t he show is a wonderful dramat ic portrait of the int imate life and creative forces that drove Ella to become the premiere interpreter of the great American songbook, and how and why she developed her unique and inimitable style,” said Cullom. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at (718) 760-0064. Visit w w w.queenstheatre.org for more dates and times.

St. John’s Hosts Dribble For The Cure By DAV ID RUSSELL St. John’s University raised more than $25,000 with its second Dribble For The Cure event last Saturday. St. John’s teamed up with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, with the proceeds benefiting cancer research in New York. Members of the Red Storm’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dribbled basketballs around its Queens campus with fans and suppor ters. The day had special meaning for men’s head coach Steve Lavin, who will return to the sidelines after missing the majority of last season while recovering from cancer. The now cancer-free coach spoke of seeing things with more clarity. “That’s one of the great things about St. John’s. There are three pillars: pover t y, educat ion and social justice,” he said. “This is an oppor tunity for players to serve and realize there are things more impor tant than basketball.”

PCRF board member John Vallely said he was pleased with the progress made from last year’s fundraiser. “We have some experience in the community,” Vallely said. “The staff knows what’s needed and has improved by its own effort. I’m excited for the prospects for St. John’s and everybody associated with St. John’s and people affected by cancer.” Val lely, a t wo-t ime nat ional champion at UCLA, lost his daughter Erin to cancer, and was diagnosed himself before overcoming the disease. “It’s a fun experience once a year to come out for a few hours. It’s a movement that is gaining steam.” Vallely said he is also interested in teaming up w ith Steve Vesce, managing director of Spor tsideo, to bring at tention to the cause. “Spor tsideo is a company committed to using sports to reach their goals,” Ve sce said. “It’s an organization to better help people’s lives.

Spor ts activities are good. People who share these experiences communicate better. Everyday activities like dribbling a basketball can help raise mone y.” St. John’s legends Lou Carnesecca and Jack Kaiser were also on hand for the festivities. Carnesecca won 526 games as head coach for the men’s basketball team over four decades and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Today, the basketball arena bears his name. Kaiser was head baseball coach from 1956-73 before becoming athletic director, a position he held until 1995. Kaiser was recently inducted into the N YC Basketball Hall of Fame. Also in at tendance was New York Knicks icon John Starks. “It’s great. People come out and suppor t a great e vent to raise m o n e y fo r p e d i a t r i c c a n c e r, ” Starks said. “To see Coach Lavin and Coach Carnesecca be a par t of this, it’s great to have it here, right outside the cit y.”


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PARENTS COLLEGE FAIR Saturday, September 29 14 th College Fair at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans from 9-3. KIDS FUN CLUB Sunday mornings Ascension Church in Forest Hills presents a biblical, kidfriendly and challenging Sunday experience. www.discoverascension.net. NEW MOMS GROUP We d n e s d ay, O c to b e r 3 New Mom’s Group meets at the Briarwood library. Register.

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RELIGIOUS TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fridays, September 28, October 5 Shabbat Services at 8. Sunday, September 30 Erev Sukkoth Services at 7:30. Saturday, Oc tober 6 Shabbat Services and Torah Study. Sunday, Oc tober 7 9:30 Breakfast and Adult Education. 7:30 Simchat Torah S e r v i c e s . Te m p l e B e t h Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 463-4143. BAY TERR ACE Thursday, Oc tober 4 Sisterhood of Bay Terrace will hold a Sukkot Luncheon. $18 members, $20 others. 631-5468. SUKKOT INTERACTIVE Friday, Oc tober 5 Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 711 1 1 1 2th S t r e e t d u r i n g Shabbat service, which begins at 7:30. BLESSING OF PETS Saturday, Oc tober 6 at 11 at Church of the Resurrect i o n , 8 5 - 0 9 1 1 8 th S t r e e t , Richmond Hill. 847-2649. BRUNCH & WINE Sunday, Oc tober 7 Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Oak Hills Brunch and Wine Tasting. 631-0100.

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TEENS COLLEGE FAIR Saturday, September 29 14 th College Fair at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans from 9-3. CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. ROADMAP TO COLLEGE Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Queens Village library and at the St. Albans library at 4. RECYCLED JEWELRY M o n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 re cycled bicycle jewelry workshop at 4 at the Sunnyside librar y. Wednesday, Oc tober 3 at 3:30 at the Broadway library. HOMEMADE MOVIE Mondays, Oc tober 1, 15. Tuesdays, Oc tober 9, 16. Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18 the Lefrak Cit y library at 4:30. Three week contest to write and produce a homemade movie. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays Douglaston/Little Neck library at 4. VETERANS CARDS Tu e s d ay, O c to b e r 2 c e l ebrate Veterans’ Day with Cards at 2:45 t the Douglaston library. LIC CHESS CLUB Tuesdays LIC library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesdays Windsor Park library at 4. GAME DAY We d n e s d a y, O c to b e r 3 Howard Beach library at 4. RESUME HELP Wednesdays at 3 at the Arverne library. GAME DAY Wednesdays St. Albans library at 4 and the Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library. PSAT PRACTICE Thursday, Oc tober 4 at the Windsor Park library. 800273-8439 to register. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18 Seaside library at 5:30. TEEN THURSDAYS T h u r s d ay s B ay Te r ra c e l i brary at 3. CHESS CLUB Thursdays intermediate level at the East Flushing library at 5. Sunnyside library at 5. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 Fresh Meadows library at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays Briarwood library at 4. GAME DAY Fridays Woodhaven library

at 4:30. PRACTICE TEST Saturday, Oc tober 6 personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Register Princeton Review at 800273-8439. Held at the Hillcrest library.

SENIORS SENIOR FITNESS Through November 2 tennis, yoga, fitness walking at Astoria Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows and Roy Wilkins Park. Call 7606999 for times and activities. ELDER LAW Sunday, September 30 free workshop on elder law and estate planning, empowering senior citizens 1-4 at Macedonia AME Church, 37-22 Union Street, Flushing. 353-5870. DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mondays Lunch, lesson and c o n g e n i a l p l ay. P r i d e o f Judea. 423-6200. STAY WELL Mondays at the Central library at 10 and Wednesdays at 10:15 at the East Elmhurst librar y. Learn how special exercise and relaxation techniques make a difference in your life. AARP 3654 Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, November 6 in Bayside. 4234237. BASIC COMPUTER Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the South Ozone Park library at 10. FAIRWAY SHOPPING Tuesdays free transpor tation to and from courtesy Hollis Court Bd. Of Directors. Pickup and drop off on the corner of 213 th Street and 73 rd Avenue at 10:30 for 1.5 hours shopping. WII GAMING We d n e s d ay s , O c t o b e r 3 , 17, 31 at the Fresh Meadows library at 2. STARS Wednesdays Senior Theatre Acting Repertory at the Hollis library at 11:15. BRIDGE Wednesdays Reform Temple of Forest Hills. 2612900. STARS Fridays Senior Theater Acting Repertory at the Queens Village library at 11. HOWARD BEACH Fridays in Oc tober digital camera class. Sunday, October 14 defensive driving. $17 AARP members, $19 others. 156-45 84 th Street. 738-8100.

QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs and more. Contact local branches. BABY & ME Mondays, Oc tober 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Bayside library at 11. STORY TIME Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Hollis library at 11:30. MOTHER GOOSE Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Whitestone library at 11:30. WONDERFUL WEAVING Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Central library at 3. SEASIDE CRAFT Mondays, Oc tober 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Seaside library. Register. IPAD STORY TELLING Monday s, Oc tober 1, 15, 22, 29 at the North Forest P a r k l i b r a r y. Re g i st e r a t autisminitiatives@queensmuseum.org to register. CRAFT KIDS Mondays at the Flushing library at 3. VETERANS CARDS Tu e s d ay, O c to b e r 2 c e l ebrate Veterans’ Day with cards at the Douglaston library. Register. NECKLACE Tuesday, October 2 at the Fresh Meadows library at 4. Thursday, Oc tober 4 at the Hollis library at 4. Make your own Native American necklace, for those 8-14. NEW WORD PROJECT Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 16 for those 6-12 at 4:30 at the Central library. BILINGUAL STORY TIME Wednesday, Oc tober 3 at the Astoria library at 11:30. In English and Spanish. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME We d n e s d ay s , O c to b e r 3 , 10, 17 at the Maspeth library at 12:30. BOARD GAMES We d n e s d a y, O c t o b e r 3 Bellerose librar y. Register. FALL CRAFT/ACTIVIT Y We d n e s d ay s , O c to b e r 3 , 10, 17, 24, 31 at the East Flushing library Register. CAVE WRITING We d n e s d a y, O c t o b e r 3 Fresh Meadows library at 4. INTRO POWERPOINT Wednesdays, Oc tober 3, 10 Central library. Register. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. TIMELESS TALES Wednesdays at 10 at the Central library. S TORY T I M E Wednesdays at the Seaside library at 11. GAME DAY Wednesdays at the Howard Beach library at 4.

CRAFTERNOONS Wednesdays at the R i d ge wo o d l i b ra r y. Re g i s ter. PRESCHOOL TIME Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11 at the Bellerose library. Register. READ FOR RECORD Thursday, Oc tober 4 at the Poppenhusen library at noon for preschoolers and 3:30 at the Seaside library for those 3-7 and at the Hollis library at 4:45. POLAR BEARS Thursday, October 4 “If You Really Love Polar Bears” at 3:30 at the Astoria library. HISPANIC HERITAGE Thursday, Oc tober 4 at the Corona library at 4. Storytelling for Hispanic Heritage Month. PING PONG… Every Thursday ping pong, board games and coloring at the Seaside library at 4. WHO TOOK CHEESE? Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 8-12 year olds will re a d “ W h o To o k m y Cheese?” at the Central library at 4:30. FIRE SAFETY T h u r s d ay, O c to b e r 4 a t 4:30 meet a real life firefighter at the Pomonok library. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Seaside library at 5:30. ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB Thursdays at the Seaside library. Register. DRAW PORTRAIT Friday, Oc tober 5 at t he East Elmhurst library at 3:30. KIDS STORY TIME Fridays, Oc tober 5, 12, 19 at the Arverne library at 11. PRESCHOOL CRAFTS Fridays, Oc tober 5, 12, 19 a t t h e S u n n ys i d e l i b ra r y. Register. GO GREEN! Friday, Oc tober 5 animal sculptures at 3 at the Woodside library. HISPANIC HERITAGE Friday, Oc tober 5 at 3:30 at the Jackson Heights library. Stor ytelling for Hispanic Heritage Month. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, Oc tober 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Fresh Meadows library at 4. READ TO ME Fridays this autumn for those 3-7 at the Briarwood library at 3. KIDS ACTIVITIES Fridays at 3:30 at the Briarwood library. GAME DAY Fridays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. ARTS & CRAFTS

Fridays Briarwood library at 4.East Flushing Register. Ozone Park at 4. GAME DAY Fridays Windsor Park at 4. CHESS CLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30 and at the Windsor Park library. Register. CUB SCOUTS 351 Fridays at St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Boys in grades 15. 820-0015. SCOUTING Join Scouting in Queens. 212-651-2897. FAMILY STORYTIME Saturdays, Oc tober 6, 20 at the Flushing library at 11:30.

TALKS AUTHOR TALK Saturday, September 29 Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa presents “Daughters of the Stone” at 3:30 at the Langston Hughes library. ASTORIA HISTORICAL Monday, Oc tober 1 “ The Shoreline of LIC” lecture and exhibit at 7. $5 nonmembers. Saturday, Oc tober 6 “Silent Spring” history roundtable at 1. $5 nonmembers. Greater Astoria H i sto r i c a l S o c i e t y, 3 5 - 2 0 B r o a d w a y , 4th f l o o r , L I C . 278-0700. AUDIO BOOK CLUB Monday s, Oc tober 1, 15, 22, 29 Seaside library at 11. WINDSOR PARK Monday, Oc tober 1 “ The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” discussed at 2 at the Windsor Park library. UFOS OVER LI & NYC Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Woodside library at 3:30. CLASSIC BOOKS Monday, October 1 “To Kill A Mockingbird” discussed at 6:30 at the Peninsula library. INVESTOR EDUCATION Thursday, Oc tober 4 with St. Johns’ Universit y School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic at 6:30 at the Woodhaven library. FLUSHING BOOK Friday, Oc tober 5 “The Five Pe o p l e Yo u M e e t i n Heaven.” Flushing library at 1. CHINESE AMER. LIT Saturday, Oc tober 6 at 3 at the Flushing library. “To Read Is To Live” discussed. ALL THE TEA Sunday, Oc tober 7 Sarah Rose discusses “For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink & Changed History.” King Manor 3-5 206-0545, ext. 13.


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END ALZHEIMERS Sunday, September 30 Q u e e n s Wa l k t o E n d Alzheimers in Flushing Meadows Park. 917-8813358. FARMERS MARKET Fridays 8:30-4:00 at Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing. FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through November 17 8-4 at Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley Blvds. GREEN MARKET Sundays through November 18 Douglaston Greenmarket at the LIRR station, 235 th and 4 1 st Avenue. www.grownyc.org/follow.

CENTRAL QNS. ACADEMY Monday, October 1 Central Queens Academy Charter School board of trustees meeting 7-9:30 in Elmhurst. 212-437-8351. TABLE TENNIS CLUB Mondays, Oc tober 1, 8, 15, 22Seaside library at 1:30. KNIT & CROCHET Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Douglaston library at 4. BONE DIGGERS CLUB Mondays, Oc tober 1, 22, 29 Oceanus Bone Diggers Club at the Seaside library at 5:30. SUNNYSIDE WRITERS M o n d ay s , O c t o b e r 1 , 1 5 Sunnyside library at 6:30. TALK OF THE TOWN Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 16, November 6, 20, December 4, 18 learn the art of public speaking at 7:15 in St. Albans. 640-7092. HAM RADIO CLUB Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, November 6, December 4 Emergency Communications Service meets in Briarwood. 357-6851. SEASIDE WRITING We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , 10, 17 Seaside library at 1. TRAVEL CLUB We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , 10, 17 Seaside library at 3. CONVERSATION CLUB We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , 10, 17, 24, 31 at the Seaside library at 5:30. BEREAVEMENT We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , Bereavement Support Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows at 7:30. 969-2448. TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, Oc tober 3, 17 learn the art of public speaking at the Voices of Rochdale To a st m a s t e r s C l u b i n J a maica. 978-0732. FLUSHING CAMERA We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , 17, 31 Flushing Camera Club at Flushing Hospital. 749-0643. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Wednesdays, Oc tober 3, 17 Queensview Lodge 433 in Whitestone. 917-754-3093. MEN’S PRIDE GROUP Thursdays, November 4, 18 Queens Pride House Men’s group 7-9. 429-5309. PUBLIC HEARING Thursday, Oc tober 4 public meeting and hearing at 7:30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran C h u r c h , 2 2 4 th S t r e e t a n d 147 th Avenue, Rosedale regarding the extension of the runway at JFK Airport. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturday, Oc tober 6 learn how to communicate effectively from 10-12 at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-748-8290.

WAITANKUNG Sunday s at 2. Total-body workout. Flushing Hospital/ Medical Center. Free. Jimmy 7-10pm 347-2156. ZUMBA Monday, Oc tober 1 at the Rosedale library. Register. CANCER SUPPORT Mondays, Oc tober 1, November 5, December 3 Franklin Hospital’s Cancer Support Group 2-4 in the cafeteria. 516-256-6478. VEGETARIANISM Monday, Oc tober 1 health benefits of vegetarianism at 2 at the Central library. ZUMBA M o n d ay s , O c to b e r 1 , 1 5 register at the Arverne library. TAI CHI Mondays and Thursdays at 11 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. $5. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Tuesdays Western Queens Caregiver Network in Sunnyside. 5:306:30. 784-6173, ext. 431. Also, 3:30-4:30 Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 2 6 th Avenue, B a y s i d e . 6 3 1 - 1 8 8 6 . Va r i ous services at the Queens Communit y House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. 2685960, ext. 226. AUTISM Tuesdays Qualit y Services for the Autism Communit y holds workshops for families and friends of autistic children and adults. 7-AUTISM, ext. 1219. DAY TOP Tuesdays support for family and friends of those affected by substance abuse. 1-8002Daytop. OA Wednesdays Overeaters Anonymous at the Howard Beach library at 11. ZUMBA Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. $10 class. RECOVERY INT. Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 Recovery International meets at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. CO-DEPENDENTS ANON. Fridays 10-11:45 at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st R o a d , Rego Park. Women only. WELL SPOUSES Wednesdays, Oc tober 10, November 14, December 12 well spouses or partners of the chronically ill and disabled meet at St. Charles Rehab Center in Albertson at 7. 516-829-8740.

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OUTDOOR FLEA Saturdays and Sundays through November 25 94:30 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Jamaica. FLEA & CRAFT Sunday, September 30 at St. Joan of Arc, 82-00 35 th Avenue, Jackson Heights 84. FAMILY FLEA MARKET Saturday, Oc tober 6 11-4 at the Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24 th Avenue, B a ys i d e . Ve n d o r s , p o ny rides, dj, pumpkin decorating, face painting, refreshments, more. FLEA MARKET Thursdays-Sundays MFM flea market at 221-02 Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens. THRIFT SHOPS Saturdays at Trinit y United Methodist Church, 86-02 108 th Street, Richmond Hill. 347-251-8583. Saturdays 11-4 at Bargain Boutique Thrift Shop, Queens Baptist Church, 93-23 217th Street, Queens Village.465-2504.

EXHIBIT FOR THE BIRDS! September 30 through November 18 “For the Birds! Fanciful Follies for Our Feathered Friends: at the Voelker Orth Museum, 14919 38 th Avenue, Flushing. 359-6227.

ENVIRONMENT INDOOR COMPOSTING Saturday, September 29 H ow to P u t Yo u r K i t c h e n Scraps to Good Use at the Broadway library at 3.

ENTERTAINMENT AUTUMN CONCERT Saturday, September 29 at the Flushing library at 2. SALSA Saturday, September 29 Salsa Langston Hughes library at 2. FILM SCREENING Saturday, September 29 “Garbage Dreams” (in Arabic with English subtitles) at the Steinway library at 2. LATIN BEATS Saturday, September 29 streaming live from Lincoln Center – Latin Beat will be shown at 2:30 at the Central library. WORLD FAIRE Saturday and Sunday, September 29, 30 at the NY Hall of Science. DIT talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, food, and more. 10-7. $22-30. 5959123. GENERAL HILL Sunday, September 30 “The Life of General AP Hill: The Man in the Red Battle Shirt” at the Bayside Historical Societ y. $8 BHS members, $12 others. 352-1548 reservations. DIONNE WARWICK Sunday, September 30 at Queensborough Communit y College. 631-6311. NEW PLAYS Sunday, September 30 “ Z o m b i e L o v e . ” Sunday, Oc tober 7 “Brilliant Rose.” “The Ladder Series: A Staged Reading Series Aimed at Getting New Plays to the Next Rung” at the Creek and Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, LIC. $7. www.ThePlatformGroup.org LIVE JAZZ & R&B Sundays, September 30, Oc tober 7, 14 live jazz and r&b 6-10 at Déjà vu, 180-25 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Olympic Highlights at 4 at the Seaside library. YING DANCE CENTER Thursday, Oc tober 4 “The Age of Flower Dance Performance” at the Flushing library at 6:30. SOUL TRAIN TRIBUTE Friday and Saturday, Oc tober 5, 6 tribute to Soul Train at JHS8, 108-35 167 th Street, Jamaica. $25. 4818144. FAMILY FLEA MARKET Saturday, Oc tober 6 11-4 at the Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24 th Avenue, B a y s i d e . Ve n d o r s , p o n y rides, dj, pumpkin decorating, face painting, refreshments, more. ARGENTINIAN TANGO S a t u r d ay , October 6 Argentinean Tango, Spanish

Flamenco, Puerto Rican Cuisine starting at noon at the Langston Hughes library. AESTHETIC REALISM S a t u r d ay , October 6 Ethnics Is A Force! Songs about Labor at the Flushing library at 2. CHINESE FILM S a t u r d ay , October 6 screening of “ Warriors of Qiugang” (Mandarin Chinese with English Subtitles) at the Sunnyside library at 2:30. SPIRITS ALIVE Saturday, October 6 Spir-

its Alive 2-5 at Maple Grove Cemetery. 523-1876. CONCERT Sunday, Oc tober 7 Shusmo plays original music using a wide range of influences with Arabic music at its core. 3 at the Central library. WALKING TOUR Sunday, Oc tober 7 walking tour of Maple Grove Cemetery at 10 and again at 1. 523-1876. PAT COOPER S u n d a y, O c to b e r 7 at Queensborough Communit y College. 631-6311.

EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS METRIX LEARNING Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 at the Central library. BECOME A CITIZEN Saturday, September 29 at the Flushing library at 3. HISTORY OF PHOTO Mondays, Oc tober 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 History of Photography: A MoMA Teleconference at the Queens Village library. Register. RESTAURANT CAMP M o n d ay s , O c to b e r 1 , 2 2 Restaurant Boot Camp at the Corona library at 5. US CITIZENSHIP Monday s, Oc tober 1, 15, 22, 29 Pathway to US Citizenship at 5 at the Rego Park library. BEGINNERS FRENCH Monday s, Oc tober 1, 15, 22, 29 at 5 at the Woodhaven library. START UP! Monday s, Oc tober 1, 15, 22 Business Plan Competition at 6:30 Central library. SMALL BUSINESS Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Central library. Register. INTRO EMAIL Tuesdays, October 2, 9 at the McGoldrick library at 11:30. COMPUTER CLASS Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 23, 30 at the Sunnyside library. Register. JOB READINESS Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Woodside library at 6. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesdays, October 2, 9 at the Flushing library at 10. BASIC COMPUTERS Wednesday, Oc tober 3 at the Woodside library at 10:30. INTRO WORD We d n e s d a y s , O c to b e r 3 , 24, 31 at the Lefrak Cit y library at 11. INTRO EXCEL We d n e s d ay , O c t o b e r 3

Pomonok library. Register. COMPUTER BASICS Wednesdays, Oc tober 3, 24 at the Windsor Park library at 11:30 Space limited. START UP! Wednesdays, Oc tober 3, 24 Business Plan Competition at the Central library at 6:30. BUSINESS CARDS We d n e s d ay , O c t o b e r 3 create business cards using Publisher. Register. Central library. WATERCOLOR Wednesdays all techniques and subjects at the National Art League.969-1128. MICROSOFT OFFICE Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 at the Arverne library at 10:30. FICTION WRITING Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18 at the Langston Hughes library at 5:30. LEARN CHINESE Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 at the North Forest Park library at 5:30. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Seaside library at 5:30. INTRO COMPUTERS Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 25 at the Ozone Park library. Register. COMPUTER TUTORING Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Woodside library. Register. MOCK INTERVIEWS Thursdays, Oc tober 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Central library. Register. RESUME WRITING F r i d a y s , O c to b e r 5 , 1 9 Arverne library at 1. BECOME A US CITIZEN Saturday, Oc tober 6 at the Flushing library at 3. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, Oc tober 6, 20, 27 public speaking and effective communication at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-7488290 information.


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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 3841/11 FILED: 2/2/ 2012 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF THE ABFC 2007-WMC1 TRUST ASSET BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMC1, Plaintiff against CARMEN RIVERA, VASESH ARJOON, RAMNARINE RAMLAL AND HIS RESPECTIVE HEIRS-ATLAW, NEXT OF KIN, D I S T R I B U T E E S , EXECTUORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST AND GENERALLY AL PERSONS, HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY OR THROUGH SAID DEFENDANT WHO MAY BE DECEASED, BY PURCHASE, INHERITANCE, LIENOR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, CAPTIAL ONE BANK USA, N.A. IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK, CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, BENEFICIAL NEW YORK INC., EMPIRE PORTFOLIOS INC., CONDOR CAPITAL CORPORATION, QUEENS SUPREME COURT, CREDIT GROWTH AND INCOME FUND, LLC., WORLD WIDE ASSET PURCHASING, LLC S/I/T TO PROVIDIAN BANK, SLOMINS, INC., YELLOW BOOK ON NEW YORK LP, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, and “JOHN DOE #1,” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises being foreclosed herein, Defendant(s) TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COM-

PLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded in Document 2007000299818 in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens where the property is located on June 11, 2007. Said mortgage was then assigned by written agreement therefore to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF THE ABFC 2007-WMC1 TRUST ASSET BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMC1 by assignment of mortgage dated April 30, 2010, covering premises known as 310704 Waltham Street, Jamaica, NY 11435 (Section: 2323 Block: 275 Lot: 15). The relief sought in the within ac-

tion is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. VALERIE BRATHWAITE NELSON, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated August 13, 2012 and filed on August 21, 2012 along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens and State of New York. SECTION: 2323 BLOCK: 275 LOT: 15 said premises known as 3107-04 Waltham Street, Jamaica, NY 11435. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $584,519.52 to be immediately due and payable under the mortgage herein foreclosed, plus interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from December 1, 2007, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $225.06 that have accrued prior to this action, together with reasonable legal fees pursuant to the mortgage, for a total of $733,421.03 due and payable, with interest as stated above.. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE

MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-BankNYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money

from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/12/12, bearing Index Number NC-000530-12/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) Bonita (Last) Bacchus My present name is (First) Swarsattie (Last) Bacchus aka Bonita Bacchus, aka Swarsattie Seorattan My present address is 122-19 Linden Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Guyana My date of birth is May 23, 1986 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court of Queens County on the 12 day of Sept. 2012, bearing the Index No. 524/12, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard New York grants me the right to assume the name Costas Yerolemou. My present address is 32-13 35 th Avenue Astoria, New York 11106. The date of my birth is November 27, 1954. My present name is Costas Christou. ___________________________________ METROPOLITAN NORTHEAST LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/19/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against

the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13 th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes. __________________________________ 57-57 47 TH STREET MACK, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/13/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 57-57 47 th St., Maspeth, NY 11378. General Purposes. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Intrepid Inspections LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Timothy Carvin c/o Trans World Facilities, 10818 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ 9 I REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/22/ 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: 23-20 Bell Blvd. #4, Bayside, NY 11360. Reg Agent: Gioacchino Cassaro, 23-20 Bell Blvd. #4, Bayside, NY 11360. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ___________________________________ BRIERRE FAMILY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 05/04/2012. Office loc: Queens County. LLC formed in DE on 04/12/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85-50 Chelsea Street , Jamaica Estates, NY 11432. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St., Ste 600 Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Earth & Sky Massage Therapy, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/06/12. Office Location: Queens County, SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5-31 50th Ave, LIC, NY 11101. Purpose: General.


Models Of Queens

Hot Dog & Day Boat Scallops

Sofy Maxman Home: Bayside Age 18 Height 5’2 Weight 106 Stats: 31-28-32 Came across this old picture from a beautiful magazine, "Edible Manhattan" and realized that Jason Weiner (right) chef/owner of Almond (Bridghmpton and NYC) gets more press than his brother Anthony (left) who once dominated the news.

Rock Rock Rockaway Beach

Need To Feed Following numerous requests by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), the DOT has announced an agreement to program all new muni meters to shut down on Sundays, preventing the machines from accepting money. Despite parking regulations being suspended on the day of rest, many confused locals have continued to feed the meters. Likening the meters to broken arcade games that are wrongfully eating people’s money, Vallone has also asked that muni meters be turned off at all times that parking is free in addition to the Sunday shutdown. Guess reading the existing parking signage was just too difficult for some people.

Muni meters won't take Sunday money thanx to Peter Vallone Jr.

Taking It To The Max Sofy Maxman has been modeling through Shortstack, an agency for petite models, for about three years. So far, she says it’s been an amazing time for her in every way. “The general experience of being in Shortstack was so fantastic all around,” she said. Sofy has always had a fascination with photography and fashion. She even took a couple classes

at the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her sophomore year of high school, she learned about Shortstack through her mother. She auditioned with her best friend and both of them were selected to join. When she’s not modeling, Sofy spends her time studying at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. She enjoys writing

and playing on her acoustic guitar. When she’s back in Queens though, Forest Hills is her most comfortable place to visit. While the idea of modeling fulltime interests her, Sofy doesn’t see it happening. “I think that would be nice, but I don’t think so,” she said. “I think I’m just gonna stick with Shortstack”

Queens Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Hunt Calling all artists! The Queens Tribune is looking for the next great editorial cartoonist. Editorial cartoons have become a traditional way to entertain and inform newspaper readers. The Tribune’s editorial cartoon contest will give our readers a chance to continue that tradition. Entries should be topical and relevant to Queens residents. Submissions become property of the Queens Tribune and we reserve the right to print selected submissions. A small stipend is available if the newspaper selects an artist to become a regular edito-

Crime Doesn’t Pay Ever wonder what would happen if you storm the field of a baseball game after a historic moment? Well, other than your 15 minutes of fame, the results aren’t pretty, as one Long Island man found out. Rafael Diaz, 33, of Massapequa, was sentenced in Queens Criminal Court after running onto the field to celebrate Johan Santana’s nohitter in June. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 fine and $4,000 in civil penalties to the Mets. In addition, he’s been banned from any Mets facilities indefinitely.

rial cartoon contributor who would then contribute up to 2 cartoons per week. One appearing on page 8 and one on the “Queens Confidential” page. To enter, send as many sub-

missions as you wish to publisher Mike Schenkler via email at mschenkler@gmail.com. Make sure to include your name, email and contact information with your submission.

Confidentially, New York . . .

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Book signing Tuesday, Oct 2, Barnes & Nobles, Fresh Meadows

Vivian Rattay Carter will be appearing at the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble for a discussion and signing of her book, “Rockaway Beach (Images of America)”. Released in June 2012, the book takes a look back to when the community of Rockaway Beach was founded in the mid-1800s. From there, it moves forward in time, looking at the land’s development, decline, and its current revival. The story of this Queens neighborhood is supplemented by vintage images from the area. The signing will take place on Oct. 2. The Barnes & Noble is located at 176-60 Union Turnpike. No sharks expected.


Eat. Sleep. Enjoy. Again.

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Why leave Queens? From 5-Star Hotels and restaurants to worldclass events and attractions, Queens has everything you need for a fun weekend – or longer. We’ll let someone else give our regards to Broadway. Stay in Queens and enjoy all that the Borough has to offer.

Citi Field celebrated the Fourth of July with a fireworks display. Next year, the stadium hosts the All-Star Game.

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