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"!#+ /. 42!#+ Atlas Park in Glendale, in foreclosure for the last 18 months, has an interested buyer that the creditors hand-picked to take over the foundering mall. The sale could come as early as this month. By Brian M. Rafferty…Page 3
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Failed Boro Mall Lines Up A Buyer hab projects. Their shopping centers range from larger complexes that house national retail store s such as Target and Barne s & Noble, to smaller, strip mall-style venues that primarily house local retailers. The Shops at Atlas Park opened at 80th Street and Cooper Avenue in Glendale in 2006. Tucked away in a hidden corner of the borough, the mall quickly lost tenants and was unable to sustain foot traffic necessar y to be profitable. In Februar y 2009, creditors who backed Atco Builders, owners of the proper ty, pulled their note and initiated foreclosure proceedings. A new property manager, the Mattone Group, was brought in at that time, but even they turned their backs on the mall in April of this year, just 14 months later. Today, a mult iplex and a handful of restaurants feed some customers to the handful of shops that remain. A Subway franchise, first contracted for the site in the winter, just opened this week on the site of the former Amish Market gourmet store. Woodbur y said his company has been discussing the mall with local leaders, lease holders and other interested part ies. "The major thing that occurs to us is that ever yone is determi ned to make [the mall] a success in that community," he said. "We'd be understating the obvious to say that we don't know all there is to know about Queens… but the goal is to make [Atlas Park] fit well in the community once again, to In its heyday after opening in 2006, the Shops make it part of the community. at Atlas Park was a bustling center. By 2008, its There are plenty of shoppers that fortunes began to change, leading to the 2009 want to use that center." Many of the tenants that remain foreclosure.
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By BRIAN M. RAFFERTY The Shops At Atlas Park, a shaky mall in Glendale that is facing a $128 million debt and foreclosure, looks like it has a buyer. McCaffer y Interests, based out of Chicago, has confirmed that it is in negotiations regarding Atlas Park. "It's a lovely propert y, but it fel l on hard time s," said McCaffer y Vice Pre sident and Par tner Ed Woodbur y. "We've been at serious due diligence in conjunction with the bank group for about five weeks now," he said. The bank "tapped us on the shoulder and said, 'We'd like to work w ith you to tr y to buy the property, to help restructure and reposition the property as well.' We've been very into that mission for the last five weeks." McCaffer y has re sident ial interests primarily in the Chicago area, and has a slew of retail proper ties. The company doe s what it calls "ground-up" projects, from inception to opening and management, as well as re-
Queens Is Guinea Pig In FD Response Trial are not fires or life-threatening emergencies, but many types of non-life threatening incidents such as water leaks, downed trees and faulty alarm systems," said Cassano. The pilot program aims to decrease FDN Y apparatus response city wide by more than 300,000 annually. In order to prioritize calls and regulate response s, the FDN Y's Bureau of Operations will begin to categorize emergency calls to receive "Modified Response" into two groups. The first consists of calls for minor emergencies like water leaks, downed trees and pulled alarm boxe s where there is no secondar y source of information; the second consists of odors caused by gas or fumes, sprinkler and automatic alarms, electrical emergencies, manhole emergencies and other fire alarm systems. Under the Modified Response program, responses to the first group will receive a FDN Y unit response w ithout light s and sirens. In the second group, where as many as five units are dispatched at once, one vehicle will proceed with lights and sirens, running red lights and racing through traffic, while the others run silent, stopping for lights along the way. The first unit on scene would then be able to direct additional units to call off their response. Reach Intern Jason Banrey at email@example.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 128.
case of the foreclosure mat ter," Millus said. Looking forward, Millus said he is hopeful for the mall's eventual rebound. "Ver y shor tly there will be new ownership," he said. "They will then improve [Atlas Park], increase tenancy and customer traffic, and make this an enormously popular retail destination." Woodbur y is just as opt imist ic. "I think everybody on our side of the equation, including the banks, has the same intention and goal," he said. "I think it can be a success." A date for the auction has not yet been set. Reach Editor Brian M. Rafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122.
GOP Roasts Weiner As Battle Hits Home By JOSEPH OROVIC If historians and cable news' talking heads are right, a ballyhooed anti-incumbent sentiment grips voters so strongly it could unset tle even t he cozie st of elected officials on Nov. 2. Some hope this may apply to Democrats like U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (DKew Gardens), who is defending his 9th District seat against Republican challenger Bob Turner. The race has been bolstered by a recent burst of grass roots support for both candidates in a district that, any other year, would be a snoozer for constituents and Members of Boooo!! gather for a “Weiner politicos alike. But between a beef with Roast” in Forest Park, expressing their discampaign filings to a "Weiner Roast," the pleasure with U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner. candidates' road to Election Day has asThe weekend following the kerfuffle, a sumed the trademark weirdness of this year's grassroots group called "Business Owners nationwide political identity crisis. The maneuvering began with a let ter by Opposing Obama Ta xat ion Obamacare" the Queens County Young Democrats to the (a.k.a. Boooo!!) held a "Weiner Roast" near Federal Election Commission calling into the Forest Park bandshell. The gathering question Turner's most recent campaign fi- reflected an overall despair with the country's nance report. The group cited a number of d i re c t i o n , a c c o r d i n g t o a t t e n d e e a n d omissions from Turner's filing, which did Boooo!! member Paul Randolph, who owns the Walker Funeral Home in Woodhaven not report any expenditures after July 1. "We're not asking the Turner people for and is an adamant Turner supporter. "It's not just Weiner, it's the whole situaany thing except to be transparent w ith the filing," said Costa Constantinides, the Young tion," he said. "Weiner is our representaDems president. "The public deserves to tive, our federal representative. He's a political hack." know." Not one to take a roasting - literal or othTurner's camp dismissed the discrepancy as a technical glitch within the FEC's data- erwise - lightly, Weiner sent out a cheeky press release asking "Bob, why are you running for base that will be rectified soon. The stor y jibe s with an FEC spokes- Congress?" then listing multiple choice opwoman, who said the commission was aware tions lambasting Turner's stance on Social Security, education, tax policy and abortion. of the issue. Turner responded w ith a five-point reBut Turner did take umbrage w ith t he Young Dems' implicat ion, addi ng t he y sponse, which questioned Weiner's commitwere goaded i nto wr it ing t he let ter by ment to his district, decried his stances various economic, policy and taxation issues, Weiner's camp. "Clearly they were just tr ying to exploit a while also requesting a debate. "I again challenge Congressman Weiner technical problem," said Mat t Turner, who is managing his father's campaign. "Con- to allow the voters to decide who is the voice gressman Weiner refuses to discuss the real of the people and who is out of touch," Turner issues at hand. He's more interested in these said. "Please have the courage to face me lit tle game s. Why would we go through t he with your constituents. Have someone in trouble of hiring a compliance officer if we your Manhattan office return our calls and weren't going to play by the rules? If we let's set a date and time to debate." The self-professed fed up voter Randolph were going to cheat system, wouldn't we tr y remained cautiously optimistic about to do it a lit tle more subtly?" Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller denied Turner's possible tenure in Congress. "He might wind up being another flunker they had any part in the Young Dems' let ter, adding, "Bob Turner says he doesn't want to like all the others," he said. "If you want talk about his failure to follow the law, we'd change, you have no other option." Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at be happy to debate him over his support for privatizing Social Security or other bad email@example.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127. ideas that hurt the middle class."
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By JASON BANREY A plan by the FDN Y that would slow response time - only in Queens - to some calls does not sit well with the borough councilwoman who chairs the Fire and Criminal Just ice Commit tee on the City Council. The pilot program, being tested across all of Queens as of this past Monday, is designed to minimize unnecessary use of lights and sirens when responding to non-emergencies, essentially making a safer response. Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano pointed out the significance of improving safety when responding to an emergency. "Often, responding to a call can be even more dangerous for our members than the incident itself, and we want to minimize the danger this poses to firefighters and the public," he said. Councilwoman Liz Crowley (D-Middle Village) said she will hold a hearing to review unanswered questions about the new pilot program. "It remains unclear what standards are being used to determine what warrants an emergency response," Crowley said. "The Fire Department needs to come before the Cit y Council to explain fur ther how a nd when they intend to use this plan." The FDN Y re sponds to emergency calls almost 1 million t ime s a year, often with multiple units responding to the most minor of "emergencies." "A growing percentage of our responses
are determined to get through the foreclosure, the auction for which will still be held, even though there may only be one bidder. A date is likely to be set for later this month. "Once you start a foreclosure you generally finish it," said Paul Millus, the courtappointed receiver protecting the interests of Atlas Park's financial backers. "That way you have a clean slate when you purchase the propert y." He noted that due to the complicated nature of a foreclosure of this size, as opposed to an estate auction, "it is highly unlikely that that somebody would walk in off the street at the auction and pay the money for that size foreclosure." "The sale date would be an administrative technicality, par t of the evolution of the
Two Boro HS’s To Get Sharper Focus By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Struggling students at two large high schools in Queens are going to get a lit tle more time and at tention. New York City recently received an $11.4 million grant to set up smaller learning communities in five large high schools in the City, including Richmond Hill HS and Long Island City HS. “Small Learning Communities are a great way to create high-quality and personalized environments, where teachers can pay close attention to their individual students a nd provide personalized instruction,” said DOE Spokesman Jack Zarin-Rosenfeld. “We look
forward to support ing these schools as they work to develop small learning communities for their students.” Small Learning Communities exist in about 20 high schools throughout the city, including six in Queens. Typically, each SLC has 250-450 students who spend the majority of their time within their SLC working with a core group of teachers. The goal is to create a “personalized learning environment,” with close monitoring of each student by teachers and other adults. Each SLC is led by an assistant principal and “is structured around a theme or unif ying principal.”
who helped procure the funding. Students who still cannot be promoted will “enter a credit-recover y program” designed to prepare them for a tenth grade SLC through close monitoring, increased parent involvement and a personalized learning plan. To boost college readiness, the schools will increase enrollment in pre-college level courses, student participation in college fairs and workshops on the college and financial aid application process. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext 124.
To create a small school feel, Hillcrest High School’s more than 3,000 students are organized entirely into nine SLCs, each with their own theme. Ever y SLC has its own course offerings, guidance counselors and teachers, w ith themes that var y from Humanities to Pre-Med. It is too early to tell whether Richmond Hill and Long Island City will follow the same mold. Both schools will focus on academic intervention, at tendance and credit accumulation during the ninth grade, with mandatory summer school for those not promoted, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N Y),
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Student Hit By Driver Outside School in assemblies. Right now it goes beyond the school and has become a community issue. One thing that would help would be to add adult supervision on the intersection but we don't have resources. Once they leave the building they are out in the world." On Sept. 28, students exiting the school were surprised by the flashing lights of a fire truck and a police vehicle as they blocked their usual path towards the bus stops that pepper the intersection. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the 16-yearold student at tempted to beat the traffic crossing the northwest sector of the intersection. Traveling west along the Horace Harding Expressway, a silver Nissan Maxima struck the student, leaving her lying in the middle of the center lane. Eyewitnesses confirmed that the vehicle had the right of way as the victim crossed against the light. The intersection is crossed daily by students leaving and approaching the school. Despite the potential dangers the busy intersection poses, students frequently cross the busy junction against the "Don't Walkâ€? sign. Employees at Gas Sale, located just feet away from the incident, A School safet y officer takes notes on the incident as the also regularly see stu16-year-old girl hit as she crossed the street against the dents cross against the light is tended to by EMS workers. "Don't Walk" signal.
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By JASON BANREY Francis Lewis High School Principal Musa Ali Shama said this week, after a student was struck by a car a block from the school, that the need to improve pedestrian safety at the busy intersection is urgent. Shama travels past the Utopia Parkway and Horace Harding Expressway intersection daily and regularly witnesses students crossing against the lights. This is a problem too difficult to tackle alone and needs to be solved through the cooperation of multiple agencies, he said. "The Department of Transpor tation and NYPD need to get involved in doing something about this," he said. "[Faculty] talk about [crossing the intersection] to students
An employee of the gas station, who wished to remain anonymous, said "Kids jaywalk across this street all the time. They don't care." There has been one fatality and 13 injuries within the last five years due to accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians at the intersection, according to the Dept. of Transportation. Although the high school's safety agents do, occasionally, stand at the intersection to
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Paterson Asks FEMA To Declare A Disaster By BRIAN M. RAFFERTY Two weeks after two tornadoes and a macroburst tore a line across the borough's midsect ion, Gov. David Paterson asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recommend determining Queens and Brooklyn a federal disaster area. According to a FEMA spokesman, the onus was on the state to meet certain thresholds to be eligible to even ask for the declaration; these included the declaration of a State of Emergency, a certain dollar amount in damage, the calling up of National Guard units for aid and other factors. It is now up to FEMA to use its criteria to make the determination, which the spokesman said could take "from hours to weeks" depending on the specifics of the disaster. If FEMA determines the need, it will make a recommendation to Pres. Barack Obama, who then has the final word. If a disaster is declared, it would free up funds to aid in the recover y from the disaster.
Upon hearing of Paterson's request, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens) said that the declaration could not come soon enough. "This is an important step in the right direction," he said. "Anyone who has seen the damage firsthand knows that we experienced a disaster - now we just need FEMA to make it official so we can get the federal funding we desperately need to repair our neighborhoods, roads and parks." U.S. Sen. Kir sten Gillibra nd (D-N Y) drafted a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Tuesday, asking to help speed relief. "A swift disaster declaration will help those affected begin the rebuilding process and support local emergency service s which have been strained by a high volume of da ngerous weat her t h is year, " Gillibrand wrote. Reach Editor Brian M. Rafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122.
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A Glimmer Of Hope We welcome the news that a company is interested in purchasing Atlas Park. For the last year and a half, the mall in Glendale has languished under the cloud of foreclosure. Despite the best efforts of the founder, the developer, the courts, the receiver and the temporary management companies brought in to keep the mall's heart beating, it has been on life support for far too long. Now, if the foreclosure court accepts a deal between the mall's financiers and the buyer, we may soon see a mall on its way to recovery. Progress will be slow, measured in contracts, foot traffic and the success of promotions to bring shoppers from both near and far. In a borough that is home to one of the best retail footprints in the country - the Queens Center Mall, it would be a shame to see a retail location with such promise unable to overcome its limitations set by location, poor marketing and a general lack of visibility.
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In Your Opinion: Less Lawyerly To The Editor: Mr. Panico’s lawyerly letter to the editor (Sept. 30) on the application of Transferable Development Rights (TDR) to the landmarking of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium site his company wishes to purchase and redevelop is legally correct as far as it goes. It omits, however, some points I believe relevant to the decision to be made by the West Side Tennis Club and City Hall on landmarking and saving this historic property. 1. New York’s TDR regulations, the first in the nation, are 42 years old. With one small exception, it seems they haven’t been amended since the Nixon administration. So they have not benefitted from development and use of the TDR idea over several decades in other cities. 2. The City’s TDR regulations are excessively restrictive compared with those in other cities. They deny the benefits of TDR to seven zoning districts. They allow density to be transferred only to a lot next door or across the street. These shackles limit the use of TDR to support historic preservation much more than in other cities with more flexible provisions. They seem designed to address one particular case from the past rather than to establish consistent citywide policy for the future. 3. The TDR rules reflect a Manhattan-centric concept of historic preservation. Ruling out the benefits of TDR in lower-density residential and commercial districts like those in Queens seems to assume no possibility of there being an historic property in a low-density residen-
tial area like the stadium. This is short-sighted and parochial. Most of the land in this city is in singlefamily homes, not Manhattan highrises. Yes, a residential neighborhood location for a stadium is an outlier, but arguably that only makes it more special and worth preserving. 4. City Council can amend and update the regulations for TDR at any time upon request of the West Side Tennis Club to the City Planning Commission or even, as in other cities, at the Commission’s initiative in the public interest. Private parties propose amendments called rezonings all the time. Residents of New York need not be chained to the world of 1968, when TDR was new and unproven. 5. The City could, without any harm that I can see, act now to amend the zoning resolution’s rules for TDR to include all zoning districts (historic merit is no respecter of zoning boundaries) and to allow density to be transferred to any other lot in the city suitable for receiving them. The City could, however, still be in complete control of the process, as it is now. 6. Legal quibbling aside, the bottom line for the West Side Tennis Club and their Forest Hills Gardens neighbors is simple. With a TDR provision amended to be harmlessly more flexible as in other cities, the Club might realize as much financial gain from landmarking as they would from selling their property—and without adding still more housing to the neighborhood or losing the stadium’s open space and still-uncompromised historic character. And by updating its oddly narrow rules, City Hall could at the
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same time extend TDR benefits to other places in Queens and the other outer boroughs with landmarks worth saving. What’s not to like about that? John L. Gann, Jr. President, Gann Associates Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Farm Change To The Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life, I have visited the Queens County Farm Museum. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other school children) first learned how to appreciate and respect animals. During my tough high school years, I sought out the farm as a refuge- it was the most peaceful place for me. I grew to know the farm animals’ unique personalities and enjoyed naming them. It was the only place that I would regularly visit with my family. Friends would joke that I was there more than I was home. Ever since the farm changed its no-kill policy and began slaughtering and selling its animals meat, I have stopped visiting. It would be like visiting a slaughterhouse. I can’t enjoy being around animals that I am now not sure I will ever see again. This wonderful, tranquil place that was such a unique find in Queens, has fallen victim to the usual culprit- the insatiable desire to make more money. This is just as horrific as if The Bronx Zoo sold the meat of its deer in its gift shop. Additionally, the news that employees were given various farm birds to take home, kill, and eat (despite an animal sanctuary agreeing to take these birds in if the farm wanted to be rid of them) further confirm to me that the farm has fallen under a leadership devoid of any compassion or decency. Diana Isaac, Fresh Meadows
His Last Gasp? To The Editor: There is still more to “No Reform Hero” (Letter to the Editor by Mathew Silverstein, Sept. 23) concerning State Sen. Frank Padavan’s recent conversion from career Albany insider to Koch style reformer. Take a trip down memory lane to see why. Every 10 years after the census, district lines have to be redrawn. The past three reapportionment’s were based upon the 1980, 1990 and 2000 census. This resulted in more and more Republican state Assembly members disappearing. Past Republican State Senate majority leaders, the late Warren Ander-
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son and Ralph Marino, along with Joe Bruno, cut deals with past Democratic state Assembly Speakers Stanley Steingut, Stanley Fink, Mel Miller, Saul Weprin and Sheldon Silver. These political back room arrangements were a quid pro quo deal preserving the status quo. Each gave the other unlimited freedom to protect and expand their respective majorities in each legislative house they controlled. After the 1982 reapportionment, Democrats with the cooperation of Senate Republicans, including Padavan, eliminated the districts of Queens GOP Assembly members Rosemary Gunning, John LoPresto, John Flack, Al DelliBovi and John Esposito. The fix was in as Senate Republicans, including Padavan, gerrymandered their own district boundaries. Likewise, Assembly Democrats did the same in their own house. As a result, thanks to Padavan - Queens Republicans became irrelevant in future Assembly races with one exception. Doug Prescott briefly held a seat in Bayside in the 1990s but eventually lost. Despite overwhelming Democratic Party enrollment in Queens County, creative gerrymandering by the GOP controlled Senate in 1982, 1992 and again in 2002 preserved Padavan’s seat. The GOP losing control of the Senate has impacted Padavan as a member of the Republican Senate minority. Life in the minority is far more difficult. Just ask any member of the Republican Assembly who has been wandering in the political wilderness as members of the minority since 1974. Padavan lost the perks of individual stipends or bonuses for chairing Senate Committees, extra staff, multiple district offices, numerous frequent district wide newsletter mailings along with millions of dollars in member item pork barrel projects. All of these treats are at taxpayer expense, designed to help grease the wheels of future reelection efforts. Proposed legislation is frequently bottled up in committee by a Democratic majority unable to see the light of day. Pay for Play campaign contributors disappear as they place their bets on a Democratic Senate majority. The GOP Senate campaign committee has little money. With Democrats probably in control of both the Assembly, Senate and Governors office after the 2010 General Elections past gerrymandering of districts friendly to the GOP will disappear. In 2008, out of 95,000 votes cast - Padavan came within 480 votes of losing to NYC Councilmember Gennaro, partially due to his disappointing voting record. This includes consistently voting to in-
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crease deficits, annual excessive spending twice to three times the rate of inflation, supporting several hundred million dollars worth of yearly member item pork barrel projects and participating in the adoption of 30 out of the past 38 budgets late during his term in office. Under Padavan and the former GOP Senate majority — New York became number two nationally in debt. Each resident is responsible for $4,115 of the $60 billion total. State debt grew from $27 billion in 1995 to $60 billion today. There are billions more in red ink as far as the eye can see in future budgets. State public authorities debt is $72 billion. These combined liabilities plus interest total $196 billion dollars. The voting record for Padavan morphed from being a conservative Republican to RINO (Republicans In Name Only) GOP Senator. Even if Padavan survives in 2010, his current gerrymandered district would probably be redrawn, making any attempt to run in 2012 mathematically impossible. No wonder after 38 years in the Senate, Padavan now in the minority has had a political death bed conversion morphing into a reformer. Perhaps this his last gasp to hang on for another term. Larry Penner, Great Neck
Unthinkable To The Editor: The U.S. Constitution permits the right of freedom to practice religion. That’s just one thing that makes this nation the best on this planet. However, I personally do not think that building a Mosque near Ground Zero is the most intelligent thing to do in view of the incident that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 by Muslim terrorists. This would be a slap in the face to all those that lost a loved one when the World Trade Center Towers were destroyed. This would be similar to erecting a Shinto Temple near the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. This, also, is unthinkable. Martin H. Schwartz, Bayside
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cess against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 47-14 158 th Street, Flushing, New York 11358. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. __________________________________________________________________ PARKASH 150-02 LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/3/2010. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 172-14 89th St., Jamaica, NY 11432, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ___________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of FAITH AND UNDERSTANDING LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/08/2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to: 166-07 43 rd Avenue, Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. _________________________________________________________________ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Index No.: 7384/10 Date of Filing: September 2, 2010 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS BANK OF AMERICA NA, Plaintiff, against- UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE DORIS THOMAS AKA DORIS TOWNS, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF if living, or if either or all be dead, their wives, husbands, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE DORIS THOMAS AKA DORIS TOWNS, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and the respective husbands, wives, widow or widowers of them, if any, all of whose names are unknown to plaintiff; CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A/B/O SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD;
LEGAL NOTICE NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ‘JOHN DOES` and ‘JANE DOES,` said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Joseph G. Golia of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on August 2, 2010, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, State of New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by DORIS THOMAS AKA DORIS TOWNS to HOME MORTGAGEE CORPORATION in the principal amount of $213,000.00, which mortgage was recorded in Queens County, State of New York, on October 22, 1993, in Liber/Reel 3690 at page 1773. Said mortgage was thereafter assigned to the Plaintiff. Said premises be-
LEGAL NOTICE ing known as and by 111-26 204th Street, Hollis, NY 11412. Date: June 23, 2010 Batavia, New York Laura Strauss, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. ___________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KAM WAY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/20/10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 100 West 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 4518/10 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 20051 Plaintiff, vs. CLEMENT MBAH, EMELIS, INC., ET, AL. Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 115-34 172ND STREET JAMAICA, NY 11434 SBL #: BLOCK 12402 LOT 113 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in
the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 30th day of August, 2010, TO: CLEMENT MBAH, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. JAMES J. GOLIA of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 26th day of August, 2010 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by CLEMENT MBAH, dated the 7th day of December, 2004, to secure the sum of $388,000.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2005000085718 in the City Register of the New York City Department of Finance, on the 10th day of February, 2005; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 12th day of June, 2007, and recorded on the 10th day of August, 2007, in the City Register of the New York City Department of Finance at Instrument No. 2007000413250; The property in question is described as follows: 115-34 172ND STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11434 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 12402 and Lot 113 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, City and State of New York, known and designated as parts of Lots 250, 251 and 252 on a certain Map entitled, “Map of Country Club District, St. Albans, 4th Ward, Borough of Queens, New York City Stability Co. M. Morgenthau, Jr. Agent, William H. Perry, surveyor and engineer, C.S. & C.E. November 8, 1921 and filed in the Office of the Clerk (now Register) of the County of Queens on April 7, 1922 as Map No. 4097, being bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the West side of 172nd Street, distant 226.14 feet North of the corner formed by the intersection of 116th Avenue and 172nd Street; RUNNING THENCE West, 102.39 feet; THENCE North, 30.32 feet; THENCE East, 106.80 feet; THENCE South, 30 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 115-34 172nd Street, Jamaica, New York HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND
COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: August 30, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose.
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Notice of Formation of HUNTINGTON MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/23/2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Alan C. Yao, 13252 41st Ave 4th Fl, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Medicine. ___________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SOPHIA REALTY MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/29/10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Louis Plevritis, 5312 Morenci Lane, Little Neck, New York 11362. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Formation of DANICA VERE26 REALTY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC (“LLC”) Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on August 11, 2010. office location: 1001 37 th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens County, New York 11101. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to 1001 37 th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101. No specific dissolution date. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. ___________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of STEVEN D. KASAVANA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/ 25/10. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 87-30 204th St., B-46, Holliswood, Queens, NY 11423. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION of NEW YORK FEDERAL REGIONAL CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 08/26/2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 39-01 Main Street, Suite 203, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act. ___________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: LIL AND M REALTY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/07/99. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2049. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom pro-
The Polls Predict Who Will Come To The Polls By MICHAEL SCHENKLER I do not rely heavily on political polls. They indicate trends, not outcomes.
When poll results are heavily one-sided, perhaps it’s fair to conclude an outcome, but polls are taken to determine how to move the electorate. The poll is merely a snapshot in time indicating how the electorate felt at that moment. The next moment, the professional opinion manipulators creative teams, printers, production teams, ad buyers, direct mailers, and politicians inhale in the polls and exhale that which they believe will move the electorate in their direction. We can learn from a poll. What must be done to convince the electorate that . . .? Ask the right question, spot
the al l-impor tant trend and you might have the tools to sway the electorate to change its mind or further increase the spread. With that poll primer out of the way, there is one trend out there that I believe is worthy of everyone’s focus. This is not my great discovery but merely my attempt to concretize what many pundits have been talking about. Turnout! Who will show up at the polls this coming Election Day? As you read the pundits or hear the talking heads on “will the control of Congress change,” or on a more local level, “will the NYS Senate go Republican” or “will any incumbent lose,” the questions, in my judgment, will not be decided by changing voter’s minds but by who comes out to vote. While Independents (not the Independence Party but those not registered in any party) are truly the swing vote in many elections and are likely to vote slightly in favor of the par ty out-of-power during a rece ssion, nationw ide, considering all potential voters, there is not a great disparity between those who like the blue and those who like the red. If ever yone registered came out to vote, both Houses of Con-
gress would remain very much as they are now. In New York State, if everyone registered came out to vote, the Democrats would likely dominate every where. But everyone is not going to show up at the polls. Recent polls however do tell us who would show up if the election were held now. A recent McClatchy-Marist Poll indicates that about one-third of registered voters nationwide — 33 percent — are ver y enthusiastic about casting their ballot this November. However, according to the poll: “Republican voters are more excited about their vote than are Democratic voters. 46 percent of Republican voters compared with 30 percent of Democrats are very enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming midterm elections. 23 percent of independent voters also express a high level of enthusiasm.” While indications are that those independent voters will split slightly toward GOP candidates, if the registered voters in the major party turn out in a 46-30 ratio favoring the Republicans, it will be a landslide Republican victory. Anything that is “up for grabs” will move to the right. The Senate, the House and the NYS State
Senate will go Republican. Any toss up race will go Republican. It doesn’t sound pretty to me, or to all those Democrats who make their living off the success of the party. For the Dems, there is consolation. As the Election approaches, even without a campaign, it is likely that those numbers will narrow. The closer the election, the more focused more people get. But then there are campaigns to be held, and while the Dems will be fighting to hold on to both House s and t he GOP to upset them, there is significant local implication to turnout. If the 46-30 turnout ratio impacts the state, the GOP will take back the State Senate presently held by the Dems 32-30. (The death of Thomas Morahan has left his traditionally Republican seat vacant, but we are assuming for this analysis that the GOP will recapture it.) In Queens, there are two State Senate seats being targeted by both parties. This writer, without turnout data, would predict that the two incumbents hold their seats – Republican Frank Padavan should easily beat back a challenge by Dem Tony Avella in the 11th District,
while Democrat Joe Addabbo Jr., should overcome the challenge of Republican Anthony Como in the 15th. However, should a significantly greater percent of Republicans than Democrats turnout, the GOP could win both seats. In addition to the Queens 15th district, there are two Long Island seats and two upstate seats that could also go Republican. That fiveseat swing would give the GOP an eight seat advantage. Wow! So the political pros are at work focusing as much or more on turning out their vote as changing the voters’ minds. In a turnout landslide, even once seemingly invulnerable Andrew Cuomo could be outpaced by the latest showman to enter the political scene, Carl Paladino. However, when the pros are done spending the for tunes that will be spent, you can be pretty sure that the difference will be narrowed significantly. But right now, it looks pretty clear that nationwide and in the New York State Senate, the Republicans stand to gain. Democrat s, star t your engines. MSchenkler@QueensTribune.com
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Disgraced Hevesi Plea Bargaining, Cuomo Gets His Man By HENRY STERN lion i nve stment from Election Day is 26 the pension fund. Mr. days away, and people are Broidy, according to the slowly beginning to pay atattorney general’s office, tention to the contests. paid at least $75,000 to The recent buzz about send a ‘very high-rankAlan Hevesi, who appears ing’ official in the poised to plead guilt y in comptroller’s office and the N YS Pension Case the official’s relatives on Henry Stern scandal, indicates a posfive trips to Israel . . . sible conclusion to an investiga- The high-ranking official was Mr. tion which has been underway for Hevesi, people with knowledge of more than three years. We believe the investigation have said.” Hevesi is guilty of much of what A powerful inducement for Mr. he has been accused of, even Hevesi to plead guilty is revealed though it is unclear just what in the story. We quote: crimes, if any, he has committed. “But the act iv it ie s of Mr. However, we do find the timing of Hevesi’s sons have also drawn scruthe proposed plea bargain to be tiny: investigators have questioned less than perfect. why an obscure firm operated by On the one hand, the Attor- Daniel Hevesi was paid more than ney General could be wrapping up $1 million in fees for deals with matters, clearing the docket before pension funds in New York City he leaves office in December. On and New Mexico, and whether any the other hand, as The Times re- legitimate work was done for the ported last week: “The deal comes payments. as Mr. Cuomo, the Democratic “Andrew Hevesi had more limnominee for governor, is seeking ited exposure in the case: prosecuto burnish his credentials as a re- tors say a former Liberal Party boss former who can clean up state gov- in the state, Raymond B. Harding, ernment, and his office has been maneuvered to force a vacancy in in plea negot iat ions w ith Mr. an Assembly seat in Queens so Hevesi’s lawyer.” that Andrew Hevesi could assume It is true that some damaging the position. Mr. Harding pleaded evidence came to light relatively guilt y last year after accept ing late in the protracted investigation. more than $800,000 for doing The Times’ story gets to the heart political favors, prosecutors said, of this change: including a private job for Andrew “Last December, a California Hevesi’s Assembly predece ssor, money manager, Elliott Broidy, ad- Michael Cohen.” mitted paying nearly $1 million in It’s a well-known prosecutorial gifts in exchange for a $250 mil- tool to threaten to bring case s
against a defendant’s family members in order to induce a plea bargain. It usually only works if the family members have themselves committed crimes. In this case, although Daniel Hevesi received substantial sums, there is no evidence that he did legitimate work to earn them. He is vulnerable. Andrew Hevesi is not accused of wrongdoing. It is not a crime to run for a vacant Assembly seat, and it is not a crime for someone to create a vacancy, unless he shoots or threatens the incumbent. Finding a man another job is conventional political behavior, not noble but not criminal. When Alan Hevesi was embarrassed, and eventually pleaded guilty to a felony count for using a state car to transport his ailing wife and a state employee to care for her, we defended Hevesi, saying those misdeeds did not justify his removal from office, but if further wrongdoing were to be proven, he should forfeit his position. Now we know that he was guilty of serious wrongdoing, far beyond his misuse of the car and driver. Alan Hevesi is a very intelligent man, a Ph.D, a college professor, the beneficiary of multiple pensions (from the Legislature and the City University) while he was ear ni ng an unduly mo de st $150,000 salary as Comptroller. Since his downfall, other storie s about h im have emerged, which we will not repeat. Rule 18S: “Don’t spread the stain.”
It is remarkable, but not unprecedented, that a person of such abi lit y a nd polit ical astutene ss should turn out to be so unethical. It was different with Donald Manes, the late Queens Borough President, who always seemed to be a rascal, although he was not known as a thief. Hevesi is the ma n who fir st won t he Cit y Comptroller’s office in 1993, in a campaign run by Hank Morris, who ran television commercial’s denouncing Elizabeth Holtzman’s ethics over accepting a bank loan which was later repaid. If those who are considered in the top tier of politicians turn out
to be crooks, what does that indicate about the rest of them? That is one reason for the loss of confidence in government, and the rise of demagogues who feed on the low regard for public officials that many New Yorkers feel, with some degree of justification. Oliver Goldsmith, in his poem, “The Deser ted Village” (1770), wrote: “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealt h accumulate s, and men decay” Two hundred forty years later, Goldsmith’s words make sense. StarQuest@NYCivic.org
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The years-long Auburndale-Oakland Gardens-Hollis Hills rezone is nearly complete after winning unanimous approval from Dept. of City Planning Sept. 29. "In response to community concerns about out-of-character development, this proposal will ensure that the many quiet blocks of Auburndale, Oakland Gardens and Hollis Hills, that are lined with one and two-family homes, are protected from overly dense and out-of-character buildings and that commercial uses are prevented from intruding onto those residential blocks," said Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden. The 418-block area is the city's largest rezone since 2002, and divided into two subareas. It is bounded by the Long Island Rail Road, Grand Central Parkway, Burling Street and the Cross Island Parkway and would create a patchwork of zoning densities, from neighborhoods that only allow single-family detached houses to multi-family units with elevators. Some residents in Oakland Gardens and Windsor Park are unhappy with the zoning proposal due to community disagreement about the direction of future development. In Oakland Gardens, some wanted to preserve a single-family enclave by changing the zoning, while others preferred to maintain the two-family designation to allow for more development, said CB 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld. Similar issues face Windsor Park. The current zoning proposal would maintain existing zoning, which limits future development. City Council could modify the Planning proposal when it votes on the proposal Oct. 27. The vote will likely be too late to stop a controversial Marriott Hotels and condo development near Horace Harding Expressway and Utopia Parkway. To prevent the development, city planners were trying to rezone the area before the foundation, which currently fills the lot, was poured. "I think at this point there is nothing we can to do to stop this hotel," said James McClelland, chief of staff for Councilman Peter Koo (RFlushing). "However, moving forward, we can do anything within our purview to make sure that this hotel is a good neighbor." Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124. —Jessica Ablamsky
The split-level floor of the pool is exposed, with the adjustable level shown here higher than the rest of the floor. New buoyanc y devices will be placed under the movable floor to ease pressure on the hydraulic system.
With stunning views of Little Neck Bay, multiple tennis courts, a gym, spa, salon and other amenities, the Towers At Water's Edge on 215th Street are luxury living at its best. But using the stove is a privilege that some residents no longer have. Hundreds of people in the complex are without cooking gas due to a leak in the main line that has affected one of its three towers, Versailles, and townhouses. The timing of the shutoff proved inconvenient for some, coming just days before Yom Kippur. Those who observe the holiday must eat before sundown in preparation for a daylong fast. For those planning a large meal with family and friends, the advice from the secretary in the manager's office was to use the stove of a nearby neighbor, said a resident who did not want to be named. "We had food sitting here to cook," the resident said. "When they tell you the answer to your problem is going across the street, that's where the patience ends." Feeding a family without use of an oven or stove has fostered creativity, including newly purchased electric stovetops, which sold out at multiple stores, according to another resident. After more than two weeks without gas, and no end in sight, some are tired of microwave dinners. Although local restaurateurs probably welcome the additional customers, eating out is an expense that comes on top of monthly maintenance fees that can total more than $2,000. "I don't want to bankrupt the place, I just want to be treated fairly," said Robert Radbel, a retired teacher who owns a townhouse in the complex. "There is no deadline for when this is going to be resolved, and that is really annoying me." Radbel and other residents want a refund for
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The Tribune was given the opportunity to scope out Flushing Meadows Corona Park's pool in the midst of its annual maintenance. The typical three-week process was prolonged this year, due to a malfunctioning movable floor in the shallow end that requires some extra attention. The work will leave regular patrons and programs high and dry an extra two weeks, from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1. The floor elevates the pool's shallow end, giving it a range of three to eight feet in depth. It is raised and lowered every Sunday in order to allow long course, 50-meter lap swim for mostly advanced swimmers. The malfunction has been a nagging issue, according to the Parks Dept., but the agency timed the repair to coincide with the pool's slower weeks in the early fall, after the summer rush. The work will see a number of repairs to the floor's hydraulic lifting system. The contractors also said they plan to secure floats underneath the floor to ease downward pressure on the lift mechanism. Aside from the mechanics of the work, the floor will be repainted, which requires a plastic-based paint that needs almost a week to dry and cure. All of that work takes long enough on its own. But removing and refilling a million gallons of water adds another 10-12 days to the process. The prolonged break caught many by surprise, as patrons could be seen walking up to the pool's entrance, reading a notice about the closure then walking away, shoulders slumping. Reach Reporter Joseph Orovic at email@example.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 127. — Joseph Orovic
A suitcase was left on the subway landing just downstairs from the Ridgewood Savings Bank above the 71st/Continental Avenue train station on Queens Boulevard. Emergency units responded quickly, closing down the station and the westbound side of Queens Boulevard. Here, they send in a bomb squad officer to investigate the package. their maintenance fee, and expenses associated with the gas shutoff that could last at least a month. Despite hundreds of dollars in expenses, that has not yet happened, Radbel said. Residents can write to the board and request that they consider the matter, said Property Manger Douglas Blumlein. "Con Ed was responsible for the gas shut off, that might be who they want to direct their request to," he said. Con Edison shut off the gas to Versailles on Sept. 15, according to a letter from the management. "We responded to a gas leak and it's actually on the customer's side of the property, so on our end it's basically a safety issue," said Sara Banda, a spokeswoman for Con Ed. "Once we know it's safe to turn the gas back on, we will." Getting the gas turned on is a lengthy process, Blumlein said. "We're at Con Ed's mercy," he said. "There's a lot of procedures, and a lot of rules and regulations, that need to be followed step by step before we can restore gas to the building." Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124. —Jessica Ablamsky
Con Ed Blaze Shoots Up From Street It was a knock at the door that Philip Bernstein was not expecting. An underground electrical fire at 69-33 Utopia Pkwy. spewed flames from a manhole that reached as high as four feet in the air on the morning of Sept. 30. "The cops knocked on my door because three cars across the street were melting," Bernstein said. "My wife's car, just from being over the manhole where the fire was, her license plate melted and the back trim of her car melted." The call first came in at 7:14 a.m., to which six FDNY vehicles responded. FDNY was off the scene by 8:06 a.m. Police blocked off the area and redirected traffic, Bernstein said. While Con Edison crews were down the block, smoke again began to pour from the manhole. "Fire started to explode out again like a vertical flame thrower," Bernstein said. There were no injuries or power outages as a result of the fire, said Allan Drury, a spokesman for Con Ed. Although Con Ed was not sure what started the fire, a defective section of cable was removed. With nearly 25,000 miles of underground cable, reports of underground fire are not unusual, Drury said. "We get reports of underground smoke
and fire now and then," he said. "It's a very complex underground electrical system." Those with fire damage should report a loss to their insurance company and the Con Ed. claims department at Room 1820, 4 Irving Place, New York, NY, 10003. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at email@example.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124. —Jessica Ablamsky
Despite Ballot, Donna Gets Conser vative Donna Marie Caltabiano, the Republican nominee for the 38th Assembly District race against Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Glendale), may be an underdog in November, but she may have already defeated him once. Miller won the backing of the Conservative Party, and thus its party line for November, back in early summer. Caltabiano, who said she was once registered as a Conservative, wanted a primary between her and Miller for the nomination, but since neither were registered Conservatives, the party invoked the Wilson-Pakula law to choose Miller as its standard bearer. In response, Caltabiano forced an "opportunity to ballot," a political maneuver allowing a write-in primary for candidates who aren't registered in the party. As a result, Caltabiano received more votes than Miller as a write-in. "Most Conservative voters I talked to were upset that Miller got the nomination of the Working Families Party," Caltabiano said, noting the platforms between the Working Families and Conservative parties are like "night and day." The end result, she said, is more than 60 write-in votes for Caltabiano, and 38 for Miller, with only a handful more votes to count before the results are certified. If Caltabiano wins, she will appear on the Conservative party line on Nov. 2 instead of Miller. Opportunity to Ballot campaigns require a candidate get 5 percent of registered party voters to sign a petition during a specific period of time, and the candidate's name does not appear on the ballot, but rather must be written in. Caltabiano said she has not spoken to Conservative Party chairman Tom Long because he has been in Albany. She said she didn't know if Long would support her if she won, but that she would have the party line regardless. Long was in attendance at Miller's celebratory party following the September Primary. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125. —Domenick Rafter
College Turns Its Eye Toward China By JASON BANREY China will be honored with a year-long celebration of cultural events at Queens College. From now through 2011, the inst itut ion has scheduled a n assor tment of Chinese informative talks, historical lecture s, ar t ist ic exhibit ions and musical perfor mance s in a n effor t to h ighlight one of the world's largest, most influential nations. Asian cultures have had a major influence on Queens for decades. In recent years the Chinese population within the college has grown, giving Queens College one of the highest percentages of Asian students enrolled at a CUN Y school. QC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sue Henderson said she believe s th is year's choice was per fect a nd that this program will provide visitors with insightful information about the Chinese culture. "China was an excellent selection for this year's cultural celebration. This is a nice way for people in the borough to see how the people of China affect us," said Henderson. Some of the institution's distinguished professors will offer lectures about one of the world's largest economies, its environmental initiatives and give a modern view of its contemporar y culture i n an at tempt to put the community's mixed views of one of the world's largest nations on the same page. Professor of Economics Carl Riskin will chair a series of lectures and seminars that will give visitors an in-depth study of several impor ta nt topics t hat are impor tant to China, and the world today.
By put ting China in a modern context, Queens residents will be able to get an upto-date and more exact picture of China, according to Marlene Kassell, Director of Asian Initiatives. "The goal of the program is to give people an accurate picture of China today, and to understand China and even themselves," she said. The festivities have already begun at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and the college's Art Center. Aiming to draw at tent ion to art-
ists from the Far East, exhibitions display large ceramic ve ssels and power ful acr ylic paintings that combine Eastern and Western ar t forms and content in an effor t to highlight contemporar y issues. Inspired when the stock markets dropped, Sin-Ying Ho, assistant professor in the Art s Department, developed an exhibition representing the human being's inner most desires and their natural flaws, which surface during time s of crisis. Life cont inue s to carr y on, in bot h the East and
West, despite dramatic fiscal downturns, Ho said. "Humans have a lot of deep faults and we are not per fect and when you go into certain desires [our actions] begin to change," said Ho. For more information about the celebration, go to qc.cuny.edu or call (718) 9975000. Reach Intern Jason Banrey at email@example.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 128.
Group Protects Boro Women By JESSICA ABLAMSKY Professional women - and men - looking to make a difference in the lives of women have found a home in the Greater Queens Chapter of Zonta International. Founded in 1919, Zonta is a non-profit with more than 1,200 chapters around the globe whose members are dedicated to enhancing the status of women. Rather than offering services for women in need, members of the Greater Queens Chapter raise funds on behalf of organizations that work with women, such as the Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Program, which offers i ntervent ion, educat ion and suppor t services to survivors of sexual assault and other violence. The men who volunteer for Zonta are equal par tners in the quest for global equality for women, perhaps necessary for an organization whose membership is by invitation only.
An uninformed reader might guess that the men were brought in by wives or girlfriends, but t hat is not true for ever y man who calls himself a Zontan. New this year, accountant Ivan Massop was invited after he worked with the group to set up its not-for-profit status. "I lived in Queens with a civic minded, activist family," he said. "My father died when I was 9, so I was pret t y much raised by my mother and sister." Grant Siegel was brought in by wife Karen Siegel, but Zonta is a passion they share. "I have always seen the short end of the stick that women get socially," and through domestic violence, said Grant Siegel, who works in business development. "It's not just a woman's problem." Wi t h Z o n t a h e h a s p a r t i c i p a te d i n fundraising walks and gift-wrapping sessions. "The [domestic violence] walks, they can
raise $10,000," he said. After many years as a nurse, Zonta was a natural fit for Audry Perr y. Always interested in women's health, over the years she heard many stories of abuse from her patients. "I always had a desire to help them," she said. One goal that Zontans share is ending sex trafficking, a core issue that epitomizes violence against girls, women and lit tle boys, said Zonta Secretar y Karen Siegel. "This is the most gross violation of human rights," she said. Ann Jawin, founder of the Center for the Women of New York, shared at a Zonta meeting that she hates the view that society will never end prostitution. "Yes, we will," Siegel said. Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 124.
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102ND PRECINCT HOME BURGLARY: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspects in a Richmond Hill burglary. On Monday, Aug. 9, at around 5 p.m., two black men entered a private house through a rear window in the vicinity of 101st Avenue and 110th Street in Richmond Hill. The suspects removed an unknown amount of cash and jewelry from inside of the location and fled. The suspects are described as 25-29 years old, the first wearing blue shorts with a white tank top and white sneakers, and the second wearing blue jeans, beige shirt with a brown hat. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential. 103RD PRECINCT TWO SHOT DEAD: On Thursday, Sept. 23, at around 6:25 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of two people shot in front of 10629 153rd St. in South Jamaica. Responding officers discovered two victims, William Cobb, 28, of 106-35, 159 St., South Jamaica and an unidentified black woman, inside a Ford Windstar, shot several times. EMS also responded to the scene and pronounced both victims dead on arrival.
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ATTEMPTED RAPE: The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an attempted rape in Jamaica. On Sept. 28, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a 12-year-old black girl was walking on the street when the suspect approached her from behind, grabbed the girl’s arm and pulled her to the side of a building where he attempted to sexually assault her. The girl screamed and the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black man, around 40, 5-foot-8, with a thin build and a dark complexion. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential. 104TH PRECINCT DEAD IN CRASH: On Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5:09 a.m., police responded to a motor
vehicle accident at the intersection of Rust Street and Maspeth Avenue, in Maspeth. Upon arrival it was determined that a 1998 Ford operated by Youssef Damdami, 34, of 77-36 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills, was traveling west bound on Rust Street when it collided with a 2005 Volvo Tractor Trailer operated by a 51-year old white man who was traveling north bound on Maspeth Avenue. Damdami lost control and collided into a light pole and a parked semi-trailer at the location. EMS also responded to the scene and transported Damdami to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There was no criminality suspected, and the investigation was ongoing. 105TH PRECINCT SHOT TO DEATH: On Monday, Oct. 4, at around 2:50 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 271-11 Union Tpke., in New Hyde Park. Upon arrival police discovered two people shot. The first victim, a 30-year-old black man, was shot twice in the torso and once in the leg and was taken to Winthrop Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 20-year-old black woman, was shot multiple times in the leg and taken to North Shore Hospital in stable condition. 111TH PRECINCT KILLED ON NORTHERN: On Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 a.m., police responded to Northern Boulevard and 212th Street in Bayside to a call of a pedestrian struck. When officers arrived, they discovered Al Noskowicz, 72, of 45-20 211th St., Bayside, unconscious and unresponsive. Upon further investigation, it was determined that he had been struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Northern Boulevard, while attempting to cross from the north side of Northern Boulevard to the south. EMS responded and transported Noskowicz to New York Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of vehicle stayed on the scene. 112TH PRECINCT DEAD IN BARNES & NOBLE: On Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 12:18 p.m., police responded to the second floor men’s room of Barnes & Noble located at 70-00 Austin Blvd. in Forest Hills to investigate an unconscious man. Upon arrival police discovered the victim, a 25-year old white man, unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner was to determine the cause of death.
Queens CLOSEUP Mame By The Bay Local residents Scott Eckers, as Older Patrick, Jean Ann Kump, as Mame, and Isabel Robin, as Young Patrick, will be appearing in Theatre By The Bay’s production of the Broadway musical hit, “Mame”, to be presented on Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13, and 20 at 8 p.m., and on Sundays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside. Tickets cost $18 for Adults and $16 for seniors (62 and older) and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations, call the Temple office at (718) 4286363, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The show features a talented cast of over thirty performing one of the most memorable stage plays and singing such well known songs as “Open A New Window,” “It’s Today” and “Mame.”
altar by joining artmaking workshops to create beautiful paper flowers, papel picado designs (perforated paper banners), skull masks, and wooden skeletons – all with natural and recyclable materials. Transform into the living dead with our costume-making workshops, and face painting by Agostino Arts. Enter your dog in the 7th Annual Canine Costume Contest with Long Island City’s own City Vet. Harvest foods for sale from Long Island City’s Breadbox Café and Dia de los Muertos cuisine for sale from JV Mexican Stand. Special “Mexican Bluegrass” concert by Rana Santacruz, and guest DJ Marcelo C. Baez Socrates Sculpture Park is located at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway in Long Island City. To learn more call (718) 956-1819 or go to socratessculpturepark.org.
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Adults and Children of all ages are invited to Maple Grove’s GREAT Halloween Festival & Carved Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, Oct. 16, (rain date Oct. 23) from 3-7:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road, off of Lefferts Boulevard. This spooktacular event is sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove, friendsofmaplegrove.org. Beginning at 3 p.m. sharp, the day’s program will be launched with The Strange and Unusual with a Touch of the Paranormal Walking Tour. Carl Ballenas, Maple Grove’s historian. will lead the tour. Carl, who cares deeply about the stories of those buried at Maple Grove, will share some true tales that should only be told at Halloween (suggested age 12+). Following, a 15-minute Children’s Costume Parade scheduled for 4:45 p.m., at 5 p.m., there will be expert storytelling (beginning with Tonya Hurley reading “Ghostgirl: Lovesick”), face painting, holiday crafts and lots of carved pumpkins to admire. For those who would like to participate in the Carved Pumpkin Contest, please bring along your pre-carved pumpkin with a candle inside. Pumpkin drop off is form 3-6 p.m. and viewing is from 6-7 p.m., sundown at the cemetery. Judging and prizes will be awarded to; TOP Pumpkin, Funniest, Scariest, Cutest, Most Original or any other categories that the judges might invent. Judges will consider alternative vegetables such as eggplant, water chestnuts, endive or any carved vegetable. Anything goes! Be creative! Donation: $5, Members and children under 12 years free For more information: (917) 881-3358, email@example.com
There will be a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., of the he Clinton Democratic Club, held at the offices of Vallone & Vallone, 25-59 Francis Lewis Blvd. Flushing. To learn more, call (718) 428-7285.
UN Anniversar y Please come and join the UNA-USA Queens chapter to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the United Nations on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art. The event is free, entertaining and informative. Please bring your friends along. RSVP with Peg Shannon at (718) 591-4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Synagogue Concert On Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m., Cantor Steven Pearlston of the Free Synagogue of Flushing revisits his years as an Actor’s Equity musical theater performer with “There’s No Tune Like A Show Tune – The Best of Broadway.” Brian Drutman of Decca Records will join him on the piano, along with guest artist Karen Grahn. There will be a special appearance by Rabbi/Cantor Michael Weisser. The Free Synagogue of Flushing, which is wellknown throughout New York City for its music ministry and public musical events, is located at 41-60 Kissena Blvd.. Ticket prices are $25 ($20 in advance). Ample parking is available, as is separate seating. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (718) 961-0030. Concert proceeds benefit the Free Synagogue Sanctuary Restoration Fund.
FSF Community Theatre Group is pleased to present the musical “Sweet Charity” Saturdays: Nov. 6, 13, 20 at 8 p.m.; Sundays: Nov. 7, 14, 21 at 3 p.m. All seats reserved and are $16 ($14 for seniors). Located at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing For further information call (800) 2606789 or (718) 229-8547, e-mail email@example.com or go to spotlightonstage.com/fsfctg.htm
Tom Newby will deliver his second lecture on the career of Mario Lanza, an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the 1940’s and 50’s, at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, Oct. 21 at noon at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. Newby performs concerts as a singer and is active in community theater as a director and choreographer. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake. For further information, call the Temple at (718) 261-2900.
Socrates Halloween A Halloween Harvest Festival celebrating Dia De Los Muertos will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain Or Shine). Admission is free. Celebrate the traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the help of Socrates Sculpture Park artists. Led by Freestyle Arts Association, decorate a giant
Book Fair The New York Book Fair Expo is holding its V Book Expo New York at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadow Park for its Oct. 10 edition. The V annual Book Expo will bring everything together in a historic, great space that shows off Queens,
Oratorio Rehearsals The Oratorio Society of Queens opened a new season for the preparation of its annual holiday concert, featuring Handel’s “Messiah,” to be performed Dec. 19 at Queensborough Community College’s Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals for the fall season are every Monday night at 7:45 p.m. at the studio of the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call (718) 279-3006 or visit queensoratorio.org. OSQ, with more than 120 members, adds to its roster of altos, sopranos, tenors and bass singers each year. “Our membership is a diverse group that includes men and women, young and old, from a variety of backgrounds with different levels of singing ability,” said Maestro David Close. “Chorus singing gives each the opportunity to participate in an activity that involves them artistically, enhancing their skills and resulting in a product of great beauty.” New members are invited to attend any Monday evening rehearsal in September. The chorus is open to experienced choral singers as well as people new to choral singing. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple “listening.” Talented high school students may apply for the internship program.
Conversation on Autism The Queens Jewish Agency Coalition (QJAC) presents Pathways to Jewish Connections: A Community Conversation on Autism to be held on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Elaine Hall, noted author and inspiration for the Emmy Award winning documentary “Autism: The Musical,” will be the featured speaker, followed by a panel of Queens community leaders. In addition to her book, “Now I See the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle,” Ms. Hall has coached children on numerous TV shows and films. Her brilliant, pioneering work with The Miracle Project, which she created and directs has garnered accolades throughout the world and is the subject of the Emmy Award winning documentary Autism: The Musical. She also created and directs a groundbreaking Bar and Bat Mitzvah program for children on the autism spectrum. For more information regarding this special event, please contact Nancy Perkins, LMSW, (718) 352-4157 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Har vest Festival The Annual Harvest Festival will be on Sunday, Oct. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave in Ridgewood. With generous donations from the Kiwanis Clubs of Glendale and Maspeth, the Onderdonk House Pumpkin Patch will be full of pumpkins, ready for the first 500 children to pick and decorate. There will be music, children’s rides, games, crafts, plenty of hot dogs and refreshments, quilt raffle, Bobo the Clown, apple pressing for cider, plus
admission to the historic house, tours and a chance to see the short-term exhibit celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouting in the United States. “Boy Scouts of America - A Century of Service”. This exhibit will run through November. Admission is free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Admission for adults and children older than 12 is $3.
Computer Classes Do you feel like the only one around who doesn’t know how to use a computer? Tired of bothering your friends and family every time you want to do even the simplest task? With the right training, anyone at any age can learn to use a personal computer or laptop to write letters, compose and send email, and browse the internet. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside is holding an 8-week “Intro to Computers” class. The class, taught in English and Spanish, runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. The program costs $25 for 8 weeks (16 classes). For more information or to register now, call Richard McGrade at (718) 784-6173, extension 411. SCS cannot accept applications after Oct.12.
CB5 Meeting The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5, Queens will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. The Agenda includes three presentations: 1) The Queens Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation will explain Schematic Plans for a Phase 2 Reconstruction of the Playground in Juniper Valley Park, on Juniper Boulevard South at 74 Street; 2) Transportation Alternatives will discuss the organization’s plans for a Transit Rider Rebellion Campaign; and 3) JNS Counseling Services will describe plans related to their Proposal for a Substance Abuse Counseling Site at 752 Onderdonk Ave. in Ridgewood. The public forum, a review of applications for alcoholic beverage sales, will follow these presentations and committee reports. To register to speak in advance, or for additional information, please call the CB 5 office at (718) 366-1834.
Flushing Lecture On Sunday Oct. 17, author Jason Antos will make a return appearance at the Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave. in Ridgewood, to lead a book discussion on “Flushing – Then and Now.” This event starts at 2 p.m., refreshments will be served and admission is by donation of $3. Books will be available for purchase.
Senior Dance The Howard Beach Senior Center, located at 156-45 84th St., is featuring “Latin Dance” Lessons and Exercise Program every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Sara will be teaching mambo, salsa, cha-cha, meringue and other Latin dances to interested seniors.
VFW Fund-Raiser Monies raised from this fund-raiser is going towards installing a much needed wheel chair lift at the Glendale Memorial Building on Myrtle Avenue and 72nd Street. Sunday, Oct. 24, 3-7 p.m.: Octoberfest Dinner, $35 German Buffet, Beer, Wine & Soda plus German Music from Bud Gramer & Linda All events are at 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale For more information call (718) 821-9726
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By BRIAN M. RAFFERTY Sense Of Security David Balsan was home in Maspeth While Hazmat was inside, on the Saturday afternoon while most of his street, Balsan was greeted by his family, family was out on Long Island at a wedwhich had returned ding. As he typically from the wedding. His would, he picked up mother, Myr na, the mail at his family’s checked to see if he Grand Avenue aparthad eaten. His 5-yearment and began to old niece, in a beautiopen the envelopes, ful dress, still carried but one in particular her flowers from the caught his eye. reception. The envelope was Myrna, who retired handwritten with a refrom PS 91 in Glendale turn address sticker in the spring, said she pasted over a predid not understand printed return address. why her family was When Balsan opened targeted. The family the envelope to pull moved to Maspeth out the letter, some from Jackson Heights white powder fell onto in 1999, and as she his sweatshirt. The letput it, “We don’t even ter had a Jewish star, have a very Jewish an image of the World sounding last name.” Trade Center, and a D a v i d B a l s a n , i n a s a n i t a r y They stood there note about how the jumpsuit, is questioned by emer- with David as the clock Jews were respon- genc y workers shortly after he was ticked forward, waiting sible for Sept. 11, 2001 exposed to the powder and then for somebody to tell terror attacks. hosed down. them that it was all over – that they could Initial Response get back to their regular lives. One of the Unsure what to do, Balsan called 311, EMS workers who had been at the scene and was advised to dial 911. He did, and for the duration of the incident told them within minutes a Hazardous Materials that the Hazmat team was pretty sure Unit showed up. After realizing what had the substance was powdered milk or been found, and fearing for anthrax or baby formula. It also may have been a some other toxic agent, emergency work- powder laundry detergent. It seemed, for that moment, that the ers stripped Balsan, secured his belongings and sprayed him down with sanitiz- ordeal had finally come to an end. ing solution, leaving him sitting in a white sanitary suit, which he would wear for the Where’s My Stuff? next six hours as emergency crews shut Though that may have been the end down Grand Avenue between Hamilton of the incident, the Balsan family spent Place and Remsen Street, diverting the majority of the next few days scratchbuses, cars, people and the 18-wheelers ing their heads, trying to figure out how that frequent the neighborhood. to return to normal. The challenge has From roughly 3 to 9 p.m., the scene been far from typical. was active with Hazmat, Dept. of EnviWhen David was sanitized, his clothronmental Protection, Office of Emer- ing, wallet, radio, cell phone and other gency Management, NYPD and FDNY personal items were taken by authoriunits all behaving as if the substance ties because they were “exposed” to was the real thing. Crowds were ush- whatever the substance was. ered away; people were asked to keep “My son is ready to have a heart atmoving – especially people with chil- tack,” Myrna said of David. Inside the dren. An NYPD Community Affairs officer wallet was his freshly-cashed paycheck, walked up and down the yellow-taped Myrna’s credit cards, his brother’s elecpolice line, keeping the area clear. tronic benefits card and other personal Shortly after 7 p.m., the crew from items. David never received any kind of Hazmat 1, conveniently located just claim number or receipt for what was down the block, suited up in gray head- taken, and now the authorities seem to to-toe gear, with gas masks, and entered be shrugging their shoulders, unable to the building. answer the questions of where David’s items are, and when he’ll get them back. “They have all of his things and all of his money. Who is going to be responsible for this?” Myrna asked. The night of the incident, the desk sergeant at the 104th Precinct said that David’s belongings had been transferred to the Dept. of Environmental Protection, according to Myrna. By Sunday night, another officer at the precinct said that the 104th was never in possession of David’s items. The officer suggested that the FDNY might have taken the A Community Af fairs officer from the 104th wallet and lost it, and would try to Precinct tells an adult to take a child away blame it on the NYPD. because of a possible hazard. “This is a big issue. We had
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Boro Resident Endures New Horror After Exposure To Mystery Powder
Hazardous Materials workers from the City Health Dept. arrive on scene. three different agencies involved with this, and now his wallet has disappeared,” Myrna said. It was not until Tuesday afternoon that she was informed by a Det. Ward at the NYPD Crime Victims Unit that the wallet was likely transferred to the Dept. of Health, though Myrna was unsure if it was the State or City agency. She was also told it would take another seven days before any items could be returned. “Nobody wants to take responsibility, and my brother ended up being the real victim,” said Suzanne BalsanCasanovas. “He is attached to his things. He treasures them. It would be like taking away Linus’ security blanket. We’re hoping somebody could tell us what is happening.”
The FDNY Hazmat 1 unit suits up to go into the building.
The Bigger Picture In the meantime, Myrna has received strange calls from Long Island and Chicago about mail sent out with her return address. “The day before yesterday, in the morning, a postal inspector called and asked me if I had sent a letter to Plainview, and he wanted to know what the powder inside it was,” Myrna said Tuesday afternoon. “And then yesterday [Monday] I got a call from a Chicago postal inspector. Supposedly some letter I sent to Manhattan ended up getting sent back to Chicago because of powder inside. He was asking me if I had sent this. I did not.” Balsan-Casanovas said she believes there may be a bigger issue at hand that the various agencies have yet to piece together. “They treated this threat so nonchalantly, but now we know that these messages are being sent to other people,” she said. “They are using a victim’s address as the return address. This is being sent to who knows how many other people. I don’t know if this is a Jewish connection or not, but it’s definitely being done to terrorize people. And with them not doing anything about it, it is leaving us in the lurch and putting more people in danger.” Attempts to gather additional information about this case from the NYPD were fruitless, including calls placed to the 104th Precinct and the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. The United States
An emergenc y vehicle provides some light for the Hazmat crew.
David Balsan stands (l.) with his family, which had just returned from a wedding. Postal Service said Wednesday that it is looking into the Balsan case. According to a spokesman, the USPS receives a regular stream of envelopes with white powder inside, including packages specifically addressed to postal facilities. Though the USPS takes all mailed threats seriously, they do not see a connection between the Balsan case and other threats mailed across the country. Reach Editor Brian M. Rafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122.
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Notice of Formation of City Rage, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/13/10. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to: 89-44 219 th Street Queens Village, NY 11427 Purpose: any lawful purpose. Please see website for more information: www.cityrage.com ___________________________________________________________________ ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF MTB GROUP, LLC (Insert name of Limited Liability Company) Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: MTB GROUP SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Queens THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 179-01 Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows, NY 11366 Simon Habibo, David Aviv, Yariv Shab (print or type name of organizer) __________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS PURCHASER OF THE LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA (THE “SAVINGS BANK”) FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY UNDER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT, 12 U.S.C. §1821(D). Plaintiff, vs. YEHUDA ABUTBUL, ET, AL. Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: INDEX NO.: 6021/10 MORTGAGED PREMISES: 88-08 175TH STREET JAMAICA, NY 11432 SBL #: BLOCK: 9830 LOT: 44 You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 8th day of September, 2010, TO: YEHUDA ABUTBUL, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. ROGER N. ROSENGARTEN of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 30th day of August, 2010 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by YEHUDA ABUTBUL dated the 31st day of August, 2007, to secure the sum of $601,250.00 and recorded at Instrument No. 2007000491390 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, on the 25th day of September, 2007; The property in question is described as follows: 88-08 175TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11432 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 9830 and Lot 44 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, City and State of New York, known and designated upon a certain map entitled “Revised Map of East Wood, Borough of Queens, New York City, made by Evans Bros. Engineers, Jamaica”, and filed in the Queens County Clerk’s Office, now Register’s Office, on November 30, 1903, as and by the Lot numbered 65 and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of 175th Street (formerly known as Warwick Avenue) distant 80 feet Northerly from the Northwesterly corner of 175 th Street and 89 th Avenue (formerly known as King Street); THENCE Northerly along the Westerly side of 175 th Street, 20 feet; THENCE Westerly parallel with 89 th Avenue, 100 feet; THENCE Southerly parallel with 175th Street, 20 feet; THENCE Easterly parallel with 89th Avenue, 100 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 88-08 175 th Street, Jamaica, New York. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE
ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the tollfree helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: September 8, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G , Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. __________________________________________________________________ ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF Gotham West Realty, LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST. The name of the limited liability company is Gotham West Realty, LLC. SECOND. The county within this state in which the limited liability company is to be located is Queens. THIRD. The secretary of state is designated as agent of the limited
liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 8438 Daniels St., Briarwood, New York 11435. FOURTH: The name and street address in this state of the registered agent upon whom and at which process against the limited liability company may be served is: Yaron Cohen, 8438 Daniels St., Briarwood, New York 11435 __________________________________________________________________ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE –SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS-NYCTL 2008-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN against LEHTA WILKINSON TERRY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY J. ALLEN; PEARL FAWCETT, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest or in lien upon the premises described in the verified complaint herein; BERYL WILKINSIN if the aforesaid individual defendants are living and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through or against the said defendants names as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the verified complaint herein; DOLORES HUSBAND; CALVIN C. CROOKS, JR. if the aforesaid individual defendants are living and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the verified complaint herein; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; CITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; ERNESTO CROOKS if the aforesaid individual defendants are living and if any or all of said
individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the verified complaint herein; AVIEZAR COHEN; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #100”, inclusive the last 100 names being fictitious and unknown to the plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises described in the complaint, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the verified complain herein. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for Plaintiff within (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within (30) days after completion of service where is made in any other manner than personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT – The object of this action is to foreclose a Tax Lien pursuant to a Certificate recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings on July 15, 2008, in CRFN # 2008000280709, covering the premises known as 193 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn, NY lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York and designated as (Block 01304 and Lot 0145). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. NOTICE- YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR
HOME- If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the plaintiff, (tax lien holder), who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the plaintiff, tax lien holder, will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Carolyn E. Demarest filed September 3 rd , 2010. Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak, LLP, 105 Maxess Road, Suite N109, Melville, NY 11747 Attorneys for Plaintiff, BY: Shari S. Barak, Esq., (631) 844-9611. Our file No. 09-080958 _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of GMD 1435 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/ 5/10. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 31-19 79th St., East Elmhurst, NY 11370. Purpose: any lawful activity. _________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS Charleston County, SC 9 th Circuit Family Court 10-DR-10-1809 Dewanda Louise WilsonAdewale, Plaintiff v. Abayomi Adewale, Defendant The Defendant is summoned and required to answer the Complaint herein and serve his answer upon the subscriber at her office within 30 days after service. If you fail to answer, Plaintiff will apply for the relief demanded. The complaint was filed May 12, 2010 in Charleston County Family Court Deborah K. Lewis 234 Seven Farms Dr., Ste. 212 Charleston, SC 29492 (843) 284-0613 _______________________________________________________________ NIKKI’S 3316 LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 7/29/10. NY Office location: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Nicole Rossi, 2 5 - 1 0 3 0 th R d . , A p t . 4 U , Astoria, NY 11102. General Purposes. _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: CHJS LLC Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/16/10. Office location: Queens COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: 9602 ROOSEVELT AVENUE, CORONA, NEW YORK, 11368. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
By ANGY ALTAMIRANO Memories were shared and stories were swapped when alumni of Queens College from throughout the years gathered together last Sunday on the college's campus for this year's Homecoming. Jazz music filled the main dining hall for breakfast where the alumni first gathered to start their day. Each table was divided into graduating classes and also into specific groups, such as fraternities and the former school newspaper. Friends met up and faces that had not been seen in years were laughing while remembering the days when they sat in the same dining hall for lunch. The day began with Susan Issacs, part of the class of 1965 and NY Times best-selling author, as the keynote speaker and moved on with the re-dedication of the Alumni Hall after RenĂŠe Kroll Zarin, former director of Alumni Affairs and a Queens College Foundation trustee. Frances Palminteri, part of the graduating class of 1950, said Queens College for her was "not just a social environment, it was an academic environment" as well. Yet, on arriving to the campus for the reunion, she said that it had changed so much she didn't even know where she was. Both Paliminteri and her friend, Marjorie Lynch-Whitehead, part of the graduating class of 1946, remember the "army boys" who were on campus studying after coming home from World War II. Paliminteri and Whitehead remember dating some of the soldiers. Paliminteri married an Air Force pilot who studied at the college. Elese Itzler, graduating class of 1954, remembers cutting class to go see speakers, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, who would come to the campus. Itzler sat with classmates
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QC Homecoming Draws Hundreds have gone by, yet each member still stays close with their fellow brothers, attending gettogethers at least three times a year. Paul Goddard, class of 1971, Lou Pastorini, class of 1972, and Thomas R. Adams were among the many brothers who sat around remembering the events they had to go through during QC President James Muyskens poses with the Dead rushing and pledging for the fraternity. Swapping stories of beEnd Boys. ing left in the middle of nowhere dressed as a playboy bunny and comic book hero The Flash, brought on clear memories in which Adams said " it was scary, yet it was the greatest thing we could of done." Through the years each man has no regrets of having been a part of this large fraternity that made the commuter college "into a family." Manuel Lopez, class of 1974, A crowd of alumni fills the dining hall for the wel- was an honorary member of Alcome breakfast. pha Lambda Alpha, attending Sandy Prinz, Theresa Wolff and Wolff's hus- parties with the brothers. He remembers band Robert, a veteran of World War II and going up to Woodstock during his college one of many soldiers who attended college years, and most importantly remembers the affordability of a college education at the upon returning home. Along with the general reunion that took time. For about $35 a year, a student could place, there were also reunion gatherings get an education that now costs college stufor the fraternities Alpha Lambda Alpha and dents thousands per semester. Another fraternity that gathered tothe Dead End Boys, and for The Phoenix News, the college newspaper from the 60s to gether for a reunion was the Dead End Boys, who boast current Queens College the 80s. The "brothers" of Alpha Lambda Alpha President Dr. James Muyskens as an honlaughed remembering the good ol' days and orary member. Muyskens spoke to the the crazy times they went through together gathered brothers, thanking them for what during their years at Queens College. Years they have done and for being "an inspira-
tion to this day to our students." Frank Capodacqua, class of 1960, was part of the Dead End Boys for three years and remembers being very involved in the fraternity. Capodacqua recalls the fraternity holding one of the highest GPAs of all frats and was known for having a very mixed ethnic group. Jack Herschlag, class of 1953, said the fraternity brought "social equality among the members and the families we came from." He is also part of the alumni committee that keeps the fraternity brothers together through newsletters. Among the fraternity, its members graduated to become scientists, lawyers and businessmen, among many other successful professions. Recent Queens College alumni were also present, such as Sarah Roberts, class of 2000, and Theresa Barbara, part of the class of 2008. Roberts is now part of the Queens College faculty and remembers most the dedicated faculty who were "very opened whenever you needed help." "Queens College was great, everyone went out of their way to help me learn and grow," said Barbara, who got emotional remembering how much the college had helped with an affordable education that allowed her to pursue dreams she was afraid would not otherwise have come true. The day went on with panel discussions, seminars, a baseball game between Queens College and Monroe College, excerpts from the Broadway show Little Shop of Horrors and a closing reception that ended a day filled with memories that seemed like just happened the day before. Reach Intern Agny Altamirano at email@example.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128.
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The Industry LIC, the newest addition to Long Island City’s burgeoning residential community, has announced the opening of its model residences and on-site sales office. Developed by Silvercup Studios’ owners Alan Suna and Stuart Match Suna, The Industry LIC’s 76 condominiums are a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with prices starting around $390,000. Located at 21-45 44th Drive between 21st and 23rd Streets, just steps away from four subway lines, The Industry LIC is a five-minute subway ride to Midtown. The building is in close proximity to an abundance of fabulous dining establishments, numerous cultural attractions, exciting nightlife venues and retail shops, including a supermarket around the corner. “We are thrilled with our first residential development in Long Island City. We have been doing business here for almost 30 years and been an integral part of the community all that time,” said Stuart Match Suna, president of Silvercup Studios. “Long Island City has come into its own and boasts a growing residential population that embodies The Industry LIC’s ‘Life In Motion’ theme.” The Industry LIC, whose name was chosen because of the neighborhood’s industrial roots – and also its reputation as being a center for the film and televi-
looking for a hassle-free addition to the neighborhood’s restaulifestyle. rant and nightlife scene, The Industry is Each unit, flooded close to MOMA PS 1, one of the most with natural light, in- innovative arts institutions in the councludes white oak plank try, Socrates Sculpture Park and Gantry floors and designer State Park, a 12-acre riverside park. Art kitchens manufactured galleries, dance studios, performance in Italy. The cabinetr y spaces and a host of other attractions features custom gray are all just steps away from The Industry oak finishes with interior LIC’s front door. LED lighting and soft“Long Island City is experiencing a closing hinges. Stain- renaissance and has transformed from less steel appliances in an industrial outpost to a vibrant comeach home have been munity with so much to offer its resiselected to maximize dents,” said Alan Suna, CEO of Silvercup ease of use. Silestone Studios. “As members of the Long Island countertops with glass City community for so long, we have tile backsplashes give seen, firsthand, the exciting changes The Industry LIC will bring 76 new residences to the the entirety a sense of taking place here. Now is a great time Hunters Point Section of Long Island City. style. for the opening of The Industry LIC.” The latest property to open in Long sion production industr y, commonly Construction is nearly complete and known as “The Industry” – includes dis- Island City’s up and coming residential occupancy is slated for Fall 2010. The tinctive architectural elements such as neighborhood, The Industry is close to Industry will offer a 15-year 421a tax black metal spandrels incorporated on new neighborhood additions and trendy abatement and is FHA approved maka brick exterior with oversized, metal- spots such as LIC Market, with a menu ing it easier for prospective residents to trimmed windows. Set back from the “focused on all things seasonal, local obtain financing. property line to allow for a planted green and delicious,” and Dutch Kills, a hip The on-site sales office can be conspace, The Industry’s design by award- watering hole built to resemble an tacted at (718) 784-0880. For more inwinning architectural firm, 1890’s saloon, among many others. In formation, visit theindustrylic.com. GreenbergFarrow, reflects the neighborhood’s character and history with an updated, sleek and modern look. The residences have well-designed, spacious layouts creating a comfortable, gracious environment for homeowners Those services include a telephone, By JESSICA ABLAMSKY After more than a year of renovations, mailbox and opportunity to use the conthe Executive Office Center at Fresh ference rooms. The deal is attractive to the self-emMeadows is opened for business. Built by Jack and Steven Blumner in ployed, startups and businesses based 1990, the building at 61-43 186th St. was outside the borough that want to break used as real estate headquarters for into the Queens market. “Queens is still a very great marketnearly 20 years, until Coldwell Banker place with a booming population,” he vacated the premises last year. Left with an empty building and a said. “I think that there are going to be a mortgage to pay, the brothers saw an lot of people who want to establish their opportunity to fill what they think is a presence here.” When 100 businesses are occupymuch-needed niche in commercial office space. Traditional commercial build- ing one building, it will be a great serings leave tenants responsible for reno- vice to the community, Blumner said. “We are up against a tough economy, vations, utilities and other expenses. The Executive Office Center is a more I realize, but we’re hard workers,” he said. To learn more call (718) 475-2121 or cost-effective way to run a business, ready to occupy, complete with furniture, go to executiveofficefm.com. internet and telephone service. Other Reach Reporter Jessica Ablamsky at perks include shared conference rooms, firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) kitchen facilities and receptionist – and 357-7400, Ext. 124. help marketing. “We believe that we will be able to grow this into a very novel, and very prestigious building,” said Center Director Jack Blumner. This kind of office is rare in Queens but common elsewhere. At capacity, 40 businesses will call the Center home, with up to 60 occasional occupants known as virtual tenants. Thus far, virtual tenants have been their greatest success. “When you lease a virtual space in the office, you are not leasing a physical space,” he said. “You are leasing services and the opportunity to use the physical space at certain The newly renovated Executive Office Center at Fresh Meadows. times of the week.”
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By DOMENICK RAFTER Nearly 90 percent of rental apartments inspected during an undercover operation conducted by the Dept. of Buildings to crack down on illegally converted apartments were found to have illegal living conditions. More than half were ordered vacated. Mayor Mike Bloomberg and DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri announced the results late last month. During the operation, DOB agents posed as potential tenants and solicited rental apartments listed on Craigslist for rental. Of the 62 apartments inspected, a total of 54 had violations. In Queens, 23 were found to have illegal conditions, such as untested gas lines, single-room occupancies with locks on individual rooms and an inadequate number of exits, commonly the most serious of all violations. In total, 33 properties were issued vacate orders for lack of secondary exits, with the most being in Queens, and a total of 104 violations were issued to property owners of the rest of the violating properties, with large penalties ranging from $6,000 to $25,000. To resolve the violation, property owners must remove the illegal construction work and submit a certificate of correction, or sworn affidavit, to the DOB that details how these conditions have been corrected. “Illegal conversions can have deadly consequences, and too often we have seen that tragic result,” said Bloomberg. “It’s often difficult, and sometimes impossible, for investigators to gain access to potential illegal conversions and this undercover operation is a new, creative
way to stop some unsafe conditions.” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said illegal conversions have been responsible for numerous fatal fires citywide. “Fires in illegal conversions and occupancies have cost firefighters and tenants their lives,” Cassano said. Last year, the DOB began an illegal conversions education and awareness campaign, with the Department’s com-
munity liaisons distributing educational flyers at major transportation hubs throughout the City, including Main Street-Flushing, Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights and Jamaica Station, and in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst where illegal conversions are a common problem. More than 100,000 flyers in 11 languages have been distributed as a part
of the effort. The flyers remind people that residences always must have two easy ways to exit, have a carbon monoxide and smoke detector with working batteries and residents should not use an extension cord as a main source of electricity, which is a frequent cause of fires. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at email@example.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125.
YMCA Joins White Roof Program By DOMENICK RAFTER Under an early autumn clear blue sky, two-dozen volunteers applied a fresh coat of white paint to the roof of the Cross Island YMCA on Hillside Avenue in Bellerose. Last Saturday’s project was part of an ongoing joint effort by Con Edison and Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s office to promote energy efficiency. “This is about giving back,” said Con Ed Senior VP Frances Resheske. “By painting this roof white, we will help the YMCA lower energy costs.” Con Edison’s “Cool Roofs” initiative seeks to reduce the utility’s carbon footprint and save money in energy costs, Resheske said. The new white roof will reflect the sun on hot days, perhaps drastically slashing the amount of heat the building absorbs. Paul Custer, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Greater New York YMCA, said it would take a full year of evaluation before any
final determination on results can be made, but “the science is good.” Custer coordinated the program, meeting with Con Edison and the Department of Buildings to assess which YMCA buildings can benefit from the roof painting and which roofs would work. Cross Island YMCA was one of them. After examining the roof, volunteers come in to apply a first coat. After it dries, they apply a second. Weather permitting; the Cross Island YMCA will get its second coat on Oct. 9, a task for which the YMCA is still looking for volunteers. Resheske said Bloomberg had a goal of painting 1 million square feet of city roofs white. Even before the first brushstroke on the Cross Island YMCA’s 11,000 square foot roof, more than 800,000 square feet citywide had been painted. The Cross Island YMCA, which serves as many as 12,000 people in East and South Queens, is the third in the city,
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Volunteers paint the roof at the Cross Island YMCA. and second in Queens, to have their roof painted white, following the Long Island City YMCA last year and BedfordStuyvesant YMCA in June. To learn more about how ConEd can help reduce energy costs for your home or business, go to coned.com/ energyefficiency. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125.
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Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and New York Anti-Crime Agency Executive Director Anthony Meloni unveiled two murals recently completed by local students and professional artists on the walls under the Amtrak overpass. Juniors and seniors from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City designed an art, music and history-inspired mural â€“ featuring scenes from Bryant Parkâ€™s fashion week and Broadway musicals, Astoria-born legend Tony Bennett who also founded the high school, and Rosa Parks and Jimi Hendrix on a bus together.
PSC, NYSIT and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew (r. of center) rallied alongside Democratic elected officials from throughout Queens on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Monday to officially endorse former Councilman Tony Avella (c.) for State Senate.
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On Sept. 14, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island hosted its sixth annual Mets Event at CitiField. Prior to the Mets/Pirates game, the facility was honored on the field and was presented with a check for over $25,000 by Metsâ€™ superstar David Wright. Pictured l. to r.: Board Member Anthony LoPresti, Board Member Jack Bert, Director of Development Matthew Campo, Board Member Paul Hendel, Board Member Brian Gill and Development and Special Events Manager Jeanne Ellis receive a check of more than $25,000 from Mets third baseman David Wright. Photo by Chris Cosentino
State Sen. Frank Padavan stands with Popeye and a member of NYC CERT outside of Alley Pond Environmental Center in celebration of the Little Neck Bay Festival during National Estuaries Day.
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Bob Annibale, Head of Citi Microfinance (l. to r.); Alethia Mendez, Loan Officer for Grameen America; and Vidar Jorgensen, President, Grameen America, gather at the Citi branch on 74th Street in Jackson Heights to celebrate the openings of 2,500 Citi savings accounts for Grameen America borrowers.
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U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (r.) takes down Gene Camp from Bayside in the Seniors 65 years old and over Queens Arm Wrestling contest at the Clear Sponsored 33rd Annual Queensboro Arm Wrestling Championships held at the Queens County Farm Museum last Saturday.
Councilman Mark Weprin (c.) and Councilwoman Diana Reyna learn about bottling from Maspeth Coca-Cola bottling plant Manager Pat Dixon.
Councilman Danny Dromm and Caroline Kennedy attended the renaming and ribbon cutting ceremony of the John F. Kennedy, Jr. School in Elmhurst, formerly the Queens Occupational Training Center. The school was dedicated to JFK, Jr. in honor of his tenacious spirit and his devotion to children with disabilities. Pictured l. to r.: Principal Beth Rudolph, Dromm, Jean Kennedy Smith, Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.
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Men swing about in a contraption designed to “possibly” kill its riders.
the fence reads, "If you go on this ride, you will be killed." The word "will" has been crossed out and replaced with the word "may." The ride begins to whirl, going faster and faster. T he whirling men are grinning. "Now make it go backwards," someone says. They do. This was only one of the many dramatic act ivitie s at the First New York World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science over the weekend of September 25-26. Both inside and outside the museum, all kinds of exciting events showcased amazing inventions, demonstrated scientific principles, and created an endlessly intriguing atmosphere of fun. There were many crafts booths around the grounds, where children enthusiastically cut fabric, crayoned paper and sprinkled glit ter to assemble their own original creations. Vendors sold a variety of handmade and recycled items and offered freebies, including but tons made from old New York subway maps and pins made from pennies. A gigantic, outdoor version of the children's toy from the 60's, "Mousetrap" was very popular. Thanks to an ingenious assemblage of slotted steps, metal channels and more, a bowling ball set rolling at the top could successfully navigate the many levels of the Rube Goldberg device on its own. Among the many attractions in the Hall was the Cubinator, a robot that could twist a Rubik's Cube to its solution, one of many "bots" to be seen. Every area offered star tling and surreal sights: there were chariot races; one outdoor booth regularly released a long and
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at 47-01 111th St., and its regular exhibits are tons of fun, including a room where shadows stay stuck to the wall after their owners have walked away and a simulated underwater voyage. There's always something interesting and fun going on over there. For more information, call (718) 6990005. For more information about the World Maker Faire, go to maker faire.com.
Spooky Thrills Delight At Nearby Classic Site Queens residents looking to head into the land of spooky horror need to look no fur ther than Hist o r i c H u d s o n Va l l e y , home of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman and the slightly more modern Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. By popular demand, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, the tri-state area's biggest Halloween extravaganza, is expanding to 20 evenings, including the first weekend in November. An underwater aquarium comes to life in carved pumpThe Great Jack O' Lankins at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. tern Blaze, which drew 68,000 visitors last year, is a Halloween spectacle integrating thou- where visitors will park. sands of hand-carved pumpkins - ever ything Also returning is Legend Celebration at from your standard jack o' lantern to ex- Washington Irving's Sunnyside, a day t ime tremely elaborate abstract designs - lit up event perennially popular with young chilthroughout the landscape of Van Cor tlandt dren, where visitors are encouraged to come Manor in various thematic and conceptual in costume. arrangements such as Egypt, the Undersea Ideal for the youngest Halloween fans, Aquarium, Pirates' Cove, life-sized dino- the accompanying Legend Celebration alsaurs in Jurassic Park, "Pumpkinhenge," (a lows visitors to get their head examined by a riff on Stonehenge), a giant "cornfield," an phrenologist and enjoy a Punch Van Winkle enormous spider web, Celtic knots, a circus puppet show as well as games, magic, singarena with clown carvings, and more. a-longs, Irish ghost stories, and other kidA team of ar tists come together to carve friendly Halloween experiences. Sunnyside more than 4,000 jacks, many of them fused also offers spooky woodland walks complete together in enormous and elaborate con- with ghost stories, which require online adstructions, all lit up throughout the wooded vance reservations. walkways, orchards, and gardens of historic All events are held rain or shine. All proVan Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. ceeds suppor t Historic Hudson Valley, the Professional lighting by designer Jay Tarry town-based non-profit educational orWoods and a spooky aural soundscape of ganization which owns and operates the hisoriginal music and noises help create a com- toric sites that host these events. plete all-senses immersion. For Blaze, Hor sema n's Hol low, a nd Scores of Blaze videos uploaded by fans Jonathan Kruk's "Legend," all admissions are can be found on YouTube. by timed ticket, which must be purchased Washington Irving's macabre tale, "The in advance. Blaze dates are Oct. 2-3, 8-11, 15-17, Legend of Sleepy Hollow," inspires the brand ne w Horsema n's Hol low, an i nteract ive 21-24, 28-31, and Nov. 5-7. The first reserhaunted attraction at Philipsburg Manor rec- vation for Blaze is at 7 p.m. this weekend, ommended for ages 14 and up. Stocked with and 6:30 p.m. for future dates, as the sun professional actors and state-of-the-art spe- sets earlier. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 cial effects, Horseman's Hollow has a ver y for children 5-17, free for children under 5. Horseman's Hollow runs Oct. 15-16, 22high fear factor and is not for the faint of heart. 24, and 28-30, with the first reservation at 7 Jonathan Kruk's "Legend" brings the p.m. Tickets are $20. Jonathan Kruk's 'Legend' runs Oct. 15master stor y teller into the historic, candlelit interior of the circa-1685 Old Dutch Church. 16 and 29-30. Seating is limited, and there Kruk offers a dramatic re-telling of are four performances each evening on the Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Leg- hour, beginning at 6 p..m. Tickets are $16 end of Sleepy Hollow," featuring the Head- for adults, $12 for children under 18. less Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Legend Celebration dates are Oct. 23-24 Bone s, a nd Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored and 30-31, from 10-4 p.m. Tickets are $12 w i t h l i v e s p o o k y o r g a n m u s i c b y J i m for adults, $6 for children 5-17, and free for Ke ye s, Kruk's stor y tel ling w ill take place those under 5. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org or in the h istoric, candlelit set ting of t he Old Dutch Church. The 1685 stone church is by calling (914) 631-8200 ($2 per ticket suracross t he street from Ph i lipsburg Ma nor, charge for phone orders).
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flaky pancake with curry chicken sauce, a sweet and spicy combination offering a gentle bite of curr y w ith a succulent consistency. Next down the line were steamed chicken and Napa cabbage dumplings bathing in soup and Thai chicken satay on skewers. The dumplings offered a flavor ful palate clea nsing following the curried kick of the pancakes. The chicken For the cult of overeaters roaming satay practically fell off the wooden skewer, among us, Chinese Buffets have become a and required almost no chewing but restaple of our diet. We sniff them out like warded t he lack of effor t w ith a burst of pigs searching for truffles, and when we flavor. find them, we don’t leave until we’ve eaten The buffet also has a fine collection of the equivalent of five courses. sushi offerings, with the crispy Well throw into the it inerary crab meat roll topping my list. Great Neck’s Harvest Buffet, a RESTAURANT Cold crab can become overlycozy morsel of delicious buried fishy in taste, but this roll reon Northern Boulevard just over mained sauced and flavored the Nassau border. The restaurant enough to be a pleasure to eat. For the non-Asian aficionais easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled as you drive deeper into dos, there’s something to be said Great Neck. about a buffet with a hunk of beef The ambiance and decor of prime rib roasted to pink perfecthe Harvest Buffet feels very utilition and cut on demand. Fish tarian. The place was built for gourmands would enjoy the heav y duty eating at a quick turnbaked Norwegian salmon with over, hence the ubiquitous plastic cups and sun-dried tomato and lobster cream sauce, disposable napkins. It’s closer to a school which offered a wonder ful flavor combinacafeteria than a fine dining establishment, tion. and I mean that as a compliment. End the meal with the delicious soft The food itself more than made up for serve ice cream, or go for the standard red the lack of a pampered feel. With five is- bean and green tea ice cream combo. lands filled with trays of entrees, as well as Don’t wor r y, th is much foo d won’t walls covered in dessert s and star ters, it’s lighten up your wallet. Prices range from humanly impossible to sample every single $16.95 for lunch during the week to item available. $29.95 for dinners on the weekend. The meal star ted with Malaysian-st yle -Joseph Orov ic HARV EST BUFFET 14 Norther n Blvd., Great Neck (516) 498-1888 HOURS: 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends CUISINE: Asian CREDIT CARDS: All Major PARKING: Lot DELIV ERY: No
loudly roaring stretch of flame into the sky; a table under a tent displayed a bizarre disembodied head that demonstrated the latest method of prop creation for monster movies; a machine on display turned designs into three-dimensional prototypes by extruding material layer by layer; a man rolled along a path on a bike holding a fabric fish frame. The New York Hall of Science is located
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By BARBARA ARNSTEIN A man is being very carefully strapped into a small metal seat by several people. The seat is connected by vert ical metal bars to another just like it suspended high over his head, because he is on a giant swing ride that revolves all the way around. When the fastening is complete, he is slowly swung upward to wait while another man is strapped into the other seat. The first ma n watche s the second uncomfor tably, because his head is hanging downward, but manages to make a gallant remark:"Take your t ime!" A big crowd and a camera crew is waiting for the ride to be activated. A sign on
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OUR LADY OF VICTORY Saturday, October 9 class of 1970 reunion. Olv70reunion@aol.com CARDOZO 84-85 Saturday, November 6 at the Marriott in Melville. 800-655-7971. CARDOZO 90 Saturday, November 13 at the Marriott in Melville. 800-655-7971. ST. JOHN’S PREP Saturday, November 20 alumni of St. John’s Prep High School/Lewis Avenue are invited to a reunion. 721-7200, ext. 686. INCARNATION SCHOOL Saturday, November 27 Homecoming 2010 for all graduates from 5-11pm at 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd. 465-5066. ST. CLARE’S SCHOOL Saturday, November 27 528-7174.
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MISCELLANEOUS SOUP KITCHEN S a t u r d ay, O c to b e r 9 h o t lunch 12-2 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Avenue, Flushing. 353-3860. CITIZENSHIP Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 Pathway to US Citizenship: Becoming a US Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge at 5:30 at the Rego Park library. NETWORKING Friday, October 15 Martha’s Bakery Café, 70-30 Austin Street. Business and Social Networking at 6. $6. Food and drinks not included. “The ‘C’ Network. 2633501.
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TALKS POETRY SPEAKS Saturday, Oc tober 9 four award-winning poets from Queens share their work at 2 at the Central library. HILLCREST BOOK Tuesday, October 12 “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” will be discussed at 2 at the Hillcrest library. ART ANSWERS Wednesday s, Oc tober 13, 20, 27 Art Answers the Questions of Your Life at 6 at the Flushing library. GLENDALE BOOK Thursday, Oc tober 14 “Moralit y for Beautiful Girls” will be discussed at 6:30 at the Glendale library. PREVENT FORECLOSURE Thursday, Oc tober 14 at 6:30 at the Peninsula library. WINDSOR PARK BOOK Thursday, October 14 “Let the Great World Spin” will be discussed at 6:30 at the Queens Village library MEN CAN Saturday, Oc tober 16 Author Talk with Donald Unger – “Men Can: The Changing Image and Realit y of Fatherhood in America” at 2 at the Forest Hills library. INVESTMENT ED Saturday, Oc tober 16 St. John’s Universit y Securities Arbitration Clinic presents Investor Education Seminar at 2:30 at the Fresh Meadows library. ELMHURST S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1 6 “Changing Neighborhoods of Queens: Elmhurst: Then and Now” at 3 at the Elmhurst library.
DANCE COUNTRY WESTERN Saturday, Oc tober 9 San Antones performs at the Halloween Dance. Saturday, November 20 Neil Scott Johnson performs at the Thanksgiving Dance. $13. The NY Metropolitan Country Music Association. $12. Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Avenue at 7:30. 763-4328. ISRAELI FOLK Mondays 7:15-10:00 at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 18202 Union Turnpike. $10 session. 380-4145.
PARENTS SPIRITUAL SUPPORT Fridays, Oc tober 15, November 19, December 17 support group for parents seeking spiritual support with a biblical look at parenting in St. Albans. 4544044.
THEATER LIGHT UP THE SKY Fridays and Saturdays, October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 and Sunday, Oc tober 17 and Saturday, Oc tober 23 at 2. Douglaston Communit y Theatre presents “Light Up the Sky” t Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston. $15. 482-3332. ON GOLDEN POND Saturdays, October 9, 16 at 8. Sundays, Oc tober 10, 17 at 3:30. Friday, Oc tober 15 at 8. Beari Productions presents “On Golden Pond” t Trinit y Lutheran Church, 6370 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Also performances at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 th Avenue, Bayside on Saturday, Oc tober 23 at 8 and Sunday, Oc tober 24 at 3. 736-1263. 167 TONGUES Saturday and Sunday, October 16, 17 “167 To n g u e s , ” a p a n o ra m a o f characters are interwoven in this rich and rewarding tapestry of life in the streets at Queens Theatre in the Park’s Studio Theatre. Free. Reservations needed. 760-0064. BRIGADOON O c to b e r 2 2 - 2 4 a t Le Fr a k Concert Hall. $15. 793-8080. ONE RIDE O c t o b e r 2 9 - N ove m b e r 7 new dance musical from the creators of “Swango” at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. CROSSINGS Saturday and Sunday, October 30, 31 a powerful docudrama based on real life interviews with NYC immigrants at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064 reservations. Free. MAME Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20 at 8 and Sundays November 7, 14, 21 at 3 at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 130 0 2 0 9 th S t r e e t , B a y s i d e . $18. 428-6363. KILLING KOMPANY The Killing Company performs mystery dinner shows. 1-888-SHOOT-EM for information
SENIORS CLEARVIEW Brain Fitness Activities available at the SHARP Program. 631-1886. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Avenue, Bayside. 2247888 to register. COMPUTER CLASSES The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. 445-3864. WII BOWLING LEAGUE Cunningham Park Seniors get together for Wii Bowling League. 740-1999. STAY WELL Mondays at 10 at the Central library. Tuesdays at 2 at the Flushing library and Wednesdays at 10 at the East Elmhurst librar y. Special exercises and relaxation techniques. AARP 4158 Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, November 9, December 14 North Flushing AARP chapter 4158 meets at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Avenue, Flushing. STARS Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 at the Hollis library. Fridays, Oc tober 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 at the Q u e e n s V i l l a ge l i b r a r y. Come join this theatrical group. AARP 3698 Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, November 10, December 8 AARP 3698 meets at the Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston at 1. Refreshments and social hour at noon. New members welcome. AARP 29 Thursdays, Oc tober 14, November 11, December 9 at Gr ac e House , 1 5 5 -0 2 9 0 th Avenue, Jamaica at noon. FREE LUNCH Saturdays, Oc tober 16, November 20, December 18 at All Saints Church in Richmond Hill. 849-2352 reservations.
YOUTH Wednesdays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. CHINESE STORY TELLING Thursday, Oc tober 14 Tales and Songs about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at 4 at the McGoldrick library. SCARY STUFF Thursday, Oc tober 14 Scary Stuff for Storytelling Month at 4 at the Richmond Hill library. GIRL SCOUTS Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at 4 at the Queens Village library. YOGA FOR KIDS Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at the Forest Hills library. Register. GIRLS & BOYS CLUB Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at 4:45 at the Astoria library. LITTLE KIDS CRAFTS Thursday, Oc tober 14 at 3 at the Howard Beach library. CRAFTS TIME Friday, Oc tober 15 at the Sunnyside library. Register. GAME DAY!
TEENS CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 4. BEADING Tuesday, Oc tober 12 at 4 at the Briarwood library. CREATIVE Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 19 creative writing and dance workshop at the Pomonok library. Register. TEEN GAMES Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20, 27 at 4 at the Central library. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. CREATIVE Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20 creative writing and dance workshop at the LIC library. Register. GAME DAY Wednesday, Oc tober 13 at 4 at the St. Albans library. B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH Thursdays for high school s t u d e n t s a t Te m p l e B e t h S h o l o m , 1 7 2 nd S t r e e t a n d Northern Blvd., Flushing at 7:30. GIRL SCOUTS Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at 4 at the Queens Village library. CREATIVE BEADING Friday, Oc tober 15 cra f t workshop at 4 at the Astoria library. TEEN GAMING Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at 4 at the Fresh Meadows library. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 teens share books with children in grades K-3 at 4 at the Bayside library. THEATER Friday, Oc tober 15 Action Racket Theater for Teens at 4 at the Langston Hughes library. GAME PLAYERS Fridays at the Hillcrest library at 2.
Fridays, Oc tober 15, 22 at the Queens Village library at 3:30. SUN CATCHERS Friday, Oc tober 15 decorate a sun catcher at the St. Albans librar y. Register. STORY TELLING Friday, Oc tober 15 Scary Stuff for Storytelling Month at the Langston Hughes library. Register. FLASH FRIDAY Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at 3:30 at the Ozone Park library. COLORING & CRAFT Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at the Queensboro Hill library at 10:30. GAME DAY Fridays, Oc tober 15, 29 at 3 at the Queensboro Hill library. GAME PLAYERS Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at the Hillcrest library at 4. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at the East Flushing library. Register. STORY SHARERS Fridays, Oc tober 15, 22 at the Central library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at the Bayside library at 4. STORY HOUR Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at 3 at the Briarwood library. ARTS & CRAFTS Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 at 4 at the Briarwood library. NATURE PHOTO. Saturdays, Oc tober 16, 23 Alley Pond Environmental Center will hold a Children’s Nature Photography class, for those 6-11. 229-4000 to register. MUSICAL MAYHEM S u n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 7 a t F l u s h i n g To w n H a l l . 4 6 3 7700, ext. 222. Free Reservations. POLYGRAPH LOUNGE S u n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 7 a t F l u s h i n g To w n H a l l . 4 6 3 7700, ext. 222. Free. Reservations s
JEWISH WOMEN Thursday, Oc tober 14 National Council of Jewish Women. 516-487-1199. JOURNEY OF HOPE Friday, Oc tober 15 Communit y Mental Health Awards Luncheon sponsored by Holliswood Hospital. 4642552. ST. MARY GATE S a t u r d ay, O c to b e r 1 6 L t . Thomas Kelly Memorial Scholarship Dinner. 8460689. FIRST PRESBY TERIAN Sunday, Oc tober 17 Food, Fun & Fellowship night with pot roast beef dinner and bingo. $15, $7 children under 12. 516-354-5013 reservations. LUNCH & CARD PARTY Tuesday, Oc tober 19 the Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center 428-6363. SOCIAL WELFARE F r i d a y, O c to b e r 22 Queensboro Council for Social Welfare’s Annual Awards Luncheon and Networking Exhibition 685-2802.
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QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs. Contact your local branch for dates. ALLEY POND Alley Pond Environmental center in Douglaston presents Sunny Bunnies for those 3-4, Wee Sprouts for those 18-23 months, Toddler Time for those 24-35 months and Fledglings for those 3-4 Through December. Call 229-4000 for exact schedule. YOUNG CHEFS Saturday, Oc tober 9 at Alley Pond Environmental Center for those 7-10. 2294000. BEAUTY OF AUTUMN S a t u r d ay , O c to b e r 9 Beaut y of Autumn Storytime at 11 at Barnes & Noble, 1766 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. CHESS CLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. SCIENCE LAB Saturday s, Oc tober 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11 at the Central library. MATH HELP Saturday s, Oc tober 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Flushing library at 10. S TORY TIMES Saturdays at 11 and Tuesdays at 10:30 weekly story times at 7 at Barnes & Noble, 1 7 6 - 6 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i k e , Fresh Meadows. BABIES Saturday s, Oc tober 9, 16, 23, 30 Babies in Queens library at 10:30 at the Cambria Heights library. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at 4 at the Douglaston/Little Neck lib ra r y. B r i n g n e e d l e s a n d yarn. CREATIVE Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 19 creative writing and dance workshop at the Pomonok library. Register. FALL CRAFT Tuesday, October 12 at the Queens Village library at 4. JON SCIESZKA STORY Tu e s d ay, O c t o b e r 1 2 a t 10:30 at Barnes & Noble, 1 7 6 - 6 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i k e , Fresh Meadows. STORY TELLING Tuesday, Oc tober 12 Story teller and Audience Weave a Story Together at 4 at the Bayside library. HAITIAN FOLKTALES Wednesday, Oc tober 13 at 4:30 at the Laurelton library. S TORY T I M E Wednesday, Oc tober 13 at 10:30 and 11:15 at the Kew Gardens Hills library. CREATIVE Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20 creative writing and dance workshop at the LIC library. Register. S TORY T I M E Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20 at the Steinway library at 10:30. CRAFTS Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, 20 at the Steinway library at 11. GAME DAY Wednesday, Oc tober 13 at 4 at the St. Albans library. CHESS
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Queens Today FLEA MARKETS OUTDOOR FLEA Saturdays and Sundays until November 28 St. Nicholas of Tolentine from 9-5 at the intersection of Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Jamaica. WEEKLY FLEA Sundays 9-4 at Our Lady of the Angelus Church, school field, 98-05 63 rd Drive, Rego Park. YARD SALE Saturday, Oc tober 9 Ann u a l Fa l l Ya rd Sa l e 9 - 5 a t Lutheran Church of the Red e e m e r , 1 5 7 - 1 6 6 5 th A v enue. PUMPKIN FAIR S a t u r d ay, O c to b e r 9 A l l Saints’ Church Pumpkin Fair from 12-6 at 46th Street bet w e e n 4 3 rd A v e n u e a n d Queens Blvd. Vendors, face painting, music, fun, pumpkin pies and soup and more. RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, Oc tober 9 10-4 and Sunday, Oc tober 10 124 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. FALL FLEA MARKET Sunday, Oc tober 10 at St. Clare’s Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale. RUMMAGE SALE S u n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 0 a t Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park from 10-3 and on Monday, O c t o b e r 1 1 f ro m 9 : 3 0 12:00. FALL FLEA MARKET Saturday, Oc tober 16 from 8-5 at the LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin Street. Benefits the Jamaica Hospital Medical center Pediatric Department. TREASURE SALE Saturday, Oc tober 16 9:303:0 and Sunday, Oc tober 17 11:30-3:30 at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 th Street, Kew Gardens/ Richmond Hill. RUMMAGE SALE Monday and Tuesday, Oc tober 18, 19 at St. Barnabas Church, 159-19 98 th Street, Old Howard Beach from 104. Also Monday evening 79. CRAFT FAIR Saturday, November 13 sponsored by the PTA of St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point.
RELIGIOUS ROCKAWAY REVUE S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1 6 evening of fun, fellowship, music and entertainment with the Amit y Baptist Church from 5-7. 739-8278. HOLY FAMILY PARISH Sunday, Oc tober 17 70 t h Anniversary celebration with 12 noon Mass followed by a 2pm reception at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. FIRST PRESBY TERIAN S u n d ay, O c to b e r 1 7 th e First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park will hold its Food, Fun & Fellowship night with pot roast beef dinner and bingo. $15, $7 children under 12. 516-354-5013 reservations.
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AMER. LEG. AUX. Saturdays, Oc tober 9, November 13, December 11 Leonard Unit 422 American Legion Auxiliary meets in Flushing. 463-2798. VFW 4787 Mondays, Oc tober 11, 25 Whitestone VFW Community Post meets; ladies auxiliary meets the 2 nd Monday. 746-0540. CATHOLIC VETS Mondays, Oc tober 11, November 8, December 13 American Mart yrs Catholic Wa r Ve t e r a n s Po s t 1 7 7 2 meets in Bayside. 468-9351. AMERICAN LEGION Mondays, Oc tober 11, November 8, December 13 American Legion Post 510 meets at St. Robert Bellamine in Bayside Hills. 428-2895. WATCH Mondays, Oc tober 11, November 8, December 13 Woman at the Chapel Hall (WATCH) meets at the Communit y Church of Little Neck. 229-2534. TOASTMASTERS Mondays, Oc tober 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 13, 27 learn the art and science of Public Speaking in queens. 525-6830. FRESH MEADOW CAMERA Tuesdays the Fresh Meadows Camera Club meets. 917-612-3463. ADVANCED WRITERS Tuesdays at 6:30 at the Terrace Diner at Bay Terrace Shopping Center and also t h e l a s t Tu e s d ay o f t h e month in the Communit y Room in Panera Bread at Bay Terrace Shopping. LIONS CLUB Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, November 9, December 14 Ravenswood Lions Club meets at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 21 st Avenue, Astoria at 6:30. FH CIVIC Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, November 9, December 14 Forest Hills Community and Civic Association meets. 9977014. COMM. BD. 9 Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, November 9, December 14 CB9 meets. 286-2686. TELEPHONE PION. Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, November 9, December 14 Te l e p h o n e P i o n e e r s o f America meet in College Point. 463-4535. SISTERHOOD Tuesday, Oc tober 12 the Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 th Street, Bayside, will hold their first general membership meeting at 7:30. 4286363. COMM. BD. 6 Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, November 10, December 8 CB6 meets in Forest Hills. 263-9250. UNITED 40S We d n e s d a y, O c t o b e r 1 3 United Forties Civic Association, Inc. meets for a Candidates Night Forum at 7 at St. Teresa’s auditorium, 50-22 45 th Street, Woodside. COMM. BD. 6 Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, November 10, December 8
Communit y Board 6 meets at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road at 7:45. QUEENS CENTRAL ROTARY Thursdays 6:30-8:30 Come learn if Rotary is for you. 465-2914; email@example.com PARENTS BEREAVEMENT Thursdays, October 14, November 11, December 9 St. Adalbert’s bereavement group for the loss of a parent in Elmhurst. 429-2005. CIVIL AIR PATROL Fridays 6-10 at Vaughn College of Aeronautics, 86-01 23 rd Avenue, East Elmhurst. Academy WOMAN’S GROUP Fridays the Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. Call 461-3193 for information. P-FLAG Sundays, Oc tober 17, November 21, December 19 PFLAG, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, meet in Forest Hills. 271-6663.
HEALTH WAITANKUNG Sundays at 2. Waitankung is a great total-body workout. Join these ancient Chinese exercise classes in the Flushing Hospital/Medical Center auditorium on 45 th Avenue between Parsons and Burling. Free. Jimmy 7-10pm 347-2156 information. FEMALE CANCER Mondays, Oc tober 11, 25 “Look Good, Feel Better” program for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy in Flushing. 1-800-ACS-2345. ALZHEIMERS Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 26 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237. MS SELF-HELP Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 26 Multiple Sclerosis Self-help group to share a common life experience for support, education and mutual aid 12:30 at the Howard Beach library. PARKINSON Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, November 10, December 8 Parkinson Support Group at Peninsula Hospital. 7342876. WELL SPOUSES Wednesdays, Oc tober 13, November 10, December 8 Well Spouses or Partners of the Chronically Ill and Disabled at St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 IU Willets Road, Albertson. Free. 516-8298740. PROSTATE CANCER We d n e s d ay, O c to b e r 1 3 , November 10, December 8 “Man to Man” program in Flushing. 1-800-ACS-2345. HATHA YOGA Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at the Queensboro Hill library at 6:30. Bring a mat; wear comfortable clothing. SHARP S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1 6 Selfhelp Alzheimers Resource Program (SHARP). 631-1886.
GREEK FESTIVAL Through Sunday, Oc tober 10 the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will hold their annual Greek Festival. Friday 6-12, Saturday 12-12 and Sunday 12-8. Free admission. AMAZING MAZE Through Sunday, November 7 a 3-acre corn maze at Queens Count y Farm Museum. $8 adults, $5 children. 347-3276 information and times. HORACIO LAGUNA Saturday, Oc tober 9 world classics concert at 2:30 at the Bayside library. ITALIAN CULTURE Saturday, Oc tober 9 an afternoon of Italian culture featuring accordionist Rosalba Mallozzi and author Paola Corso at 3 at the Broadway library. POETS MEET Saturdays, Oc tober 9, 23 the Fresh Meadows Poets meet to discuss and critique their poetry at 10 at the Forest Hills library. PUMPKIN FAIR S a t u r d ay, O c to b e r 9 A l l Saints’ Church Pumpkin Fair from 12-6 at 46th Street bet w e e n 4 3 rd A v e n u e a n d Queens Blvd. Vendors, face painting, music, fun, pumpkin pies and soup and more. ITALIAN MUSIC Saturday, Oc tober 9 concert with Gino Di Napoli at 2 at the Flushing library. BEIJING OPERA Saturdays, Oc tober 9, 16 Journey to the West: A Story in the St yle of Beijing Opera told in English and Chinese at 2:30 at the Jackson Heights library. CAPITOL STEPS Sunday, Oc tober 10 spoof of politics at 3 at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. 631-6311. $3039. OPEN MIC POETRY Mondays, Oc tober 11, November 8, December 13 at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, 1766 0 Un i o n Tu r n p i ke , F re s h Meadows. BINGO Tuesdays at 7:15 at American Mart yrs Church, church basement, 216-01 Union Tu r n p i k e , B a y s i d e . 4 6 4 4 5 8 2 . Tu e s d a y s a t 7 : 1 5 (doors open 6) at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.$3 admission includes 12 games. CHAMBER MUSIC Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16, 23, 30 at LeFrak Concert Hall at 10. 997-3802 ticket reservations. DIVAS T h u r s d a y, O c t o b e r 1 4 Naomi Zeitlin performs pop standards at 6:30 at the Auburndale library. R&B Thursday, Oc tober 14 From Etta to Smokey at 6:30 at the Lefrak Cit y library. PUGLIA & CALABRIA Thursday, Oc tober 14 slide show and commentary on Italy’s Best Kept Secrets at 6 at the Richmond Hill library. LIVE JAZZ
Fridays through December 24 live jazz at 180-25 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 347262-1169. WYCLIFFE GORDON Friday, Oc tober 15 early roots of Jazz: music of the 20s and 30s at Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700, ext. 222. RENAISSANCE CHINESE Saturday, Oc tober 16 Renaissance Chinese Opera S o c i e t y p re s e n t s C h i n e s e Opera Performance at 2 at the Flushing library. PHILIPPINES S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1 6 Folktales, Music and Dance from the Philippines at 3 at the Sunnyside library. JAZZ & MORE Saturday, Oc tober 16 jazz standards made great by Ellington, Washington, Wilson and more at 3:30 at the Broadway library. RECEPTION Saturday, Oc tober 16 reception for “Endangered Art/ists: China” at Flushing Town Hall. 12-5. $5. 4637700, ext. 222. FALL FIFTIES Saturday, Oc tober 16 Fall
“Fifties” Fabulous Fun Night. $25, $30 at the door. Food and beverage included. 4-8. Poppenhusen Institute in College Point. 368-0067. ASTRONOMY Saturday, Oc tober 16 a t Alley Pond Environmental Center. $10. 229-4000 to register. ROCKAWAY REVUE S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1 6 evening of fun, fellowship, music and entertainment with the Amit y Baptist Church from 5-7. 739-8278. BYE BYE BIRDIE Saturday, Oc tober 16 Saturday Night Sing-a-Long at 7:30 at Queensborough Performing Arts Center. 6316311. $5. LAR LUBOVITCH Saturday and Sunday, October 16, 17 Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at Queens Theatre in the Park. 7600064. MADAMA BUTTERFLY Sunday, Oc tober 17 at 3 at Queensborough Performing Arts Center. 631-6311. $3542.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, Oc tober 9 with the Knights of Columbus in Valley Stream. 341-0452. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, Oc tober 9 at St. Margaret’s Church in Middle Village. 326-1911. POTTERY CLASS Saturday, Oc tober 9 at the Fresh Meadows library. Register. SCRABBLE CLUB Saturdays at 10 at Count Basie Jr. HS, 132 nd Street and Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 8865236. KNIT AND CROCHET Saturdays at the Seaside library at 2:30. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at 4 at the Douglaston/Little Neck library, 249-01 Northern Blvd. ADULT CHESS Mondays at 6 at the Queens Village library. COMPUTER BASICS Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 19, 26 at the Astoria library at 11. COMPUTER CLASS Tuesday, October 12 at the Sunnyside library. Register. SCRABBLE CLUB Tuesdays, October 12, 19 26 at 3:30 at the East Flushing library. SCRABBLE CLUB Tuesdays, Oc tober 12, 19, 26 at 1 at the Fresh Meadows library. COMPUTER BASICS Tuesdays and Thursdays in Oc tober at the Queensboro Hill library. 359-8332 to register. SCRABBLE/CHESS Thursdays at 4 at the Windsor Park library, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside. QUILTING CLASSES Thursdays 10-2 at the Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. 917-817-8653 to register. ADULT CHESS
Thursdays at 6 at the Queens Village library. OPEN BRIDGE Thursdays from 8-10pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. $12 per player. 2756615 to register. WIRE SCULPTING Thursday, Oc tober 14 jewelry-making workshop for adults at the Rosedale library. Register. HOLIDAY CLAY Thursday, Oc tober 14 Holiday Clay Ornaments: a workshop for adults at the South Ozone Park library. Register. NAKHA CHITRA Thursday, Oc tober 14 learn the ancient art of Nakha Chitra, the technique used for Indian nail art at the Lefferts library. Register. ARTIFACTS & RELICS Thursday, Oc tober 14 “Artifacts & Relics: Poetry as a Medium for Telling and Preserving Personal History” at the Langston Hughes library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Thursdays, Oc tober 14, 28 at 3 at the Central library. Bring your own materials. EAST FLUSHING CHESS Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at 6 East Flushing library. COMPUTER COURSE Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 t t h e O z o n e Pa r k l i b ra r y. Register. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, Oc tober 16 the American Mart yrs RC Church of Bayside will present a Defensive Driving Course. 631-360-9720. $45. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, Oc tober 16, 30 learn to communicate effectively at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-436-7940. BOATING SAFETY Sunday, Oc tober 17 the US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating Safet y Class will be held at Fort Totten. 917-952-7014.
Notice of Formation of 30-05 23 STREET L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/14/10. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 420 Jericho Tnpk., Ste. 327, Jericho, NY 11753. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. _________________________________________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF QUEENS, Tom Kym, Plaintiff –against- Mi Young Kym, Defendant. Index No. 21182/2010. Date Summons filed: August 19, 2010. Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of the trial. The basis of venue is: Plaintiff’s residence. SUMMONS WITH NOTICE Plaintiff resides at: 149-36 34 th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354, County of Queens. ACTION FOR DIVORCE to the above named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the notice set forth below. Dated: August 18, 2010. Attorneys for Plaintiff: Yoon & Hong, Address: 75-21 Broadway, 3 rd Floor, Elmhurst, New York 11373 Phone No.: (718) 5331111. NOTICE: the nature of this action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties on the following grounds: DRL 170 subd. 2-Abandonment in accordance with DRL 170(2). The relief sought is a Judgment of Absolute Divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving the marriage between the parties in this action. The nature of the ancillary relief demanded is: a) Granting to Defendant leave to resume use of her premarital or former surname, to wit: “Jung”; b) Such other and further relief as to the court seems just and proper. _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of Dee & Dee Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/9/06. Office location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: T h e L L C , 4 3 - 1 0 9 4 th S t . , Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activities. _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of GANGLAND MUSIC GROUP LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization was filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/07/2010. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process served against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process
against the LLC to: 1502 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. _________________________________________________________________ PROGENY II, LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 4/2/10. NY Office location: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, Attn: Tarik Williams, 23123 129 th Ave., Laurelton, NY 11413. General Purposes. _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of HELLBENDERS HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/ 14/10. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Circle of Confusion, 107-23 71st Rd.Ste. 300, Forest Hills, NY 11375. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. _________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of Achieve PT, OT, SLP, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/30/10. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: 141-02 68th Dr., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: practice physical therapy, occupational therapy and speechlanguage pathology _________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of IVY TEAM LLC, a limited liability company. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY(SSNY) on 09/09/2010. Office located in Queens County. SSNY had been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to c/o THE LLC, 13434 Cherry Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/ 20/10, bearing Index Number NC-000857-10/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) Larry (Last) Hotzoglou My present name is (First) No Given Name (Last) Hotzoylou aka Larry My present address is 29-33 215 th Street, Bayside, NY 11360 My place of birth is New York My date of birth is June 01, 1961 _________________________________________________________________ VISUAL FACTOR LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 06/18/10. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to
The LLC, 66-36 Yellowstone, 18B, Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purposes. _________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 33559/09 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, vs. PHYLLIS C. BELL, HALVERT LAWSON, ET, AL. Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 160-19 78TH AVENUE QUEENS, NY 11366 SBL #: BLOCK 6839 LOT 41 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 27th day of September, 2010, TO: PHYLLIS C. BELL and HALVERT LAWSON, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. DICCIA T. PINEDAKIRWAN of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 7 th day of September, 2010 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by PHYLLIS C. BELL and HALVERT LAWSON dated the 26th day of September, 2005, to secure the sum of $460,500.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2005000608101 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, on the 31st day of October, 2005; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 7th day of December, 2009, and sent for recording in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York; The property in question is described as follows: 160-19 78TH AVENUE, QUEENS, NY 11366 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the 3rd Ward, of the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, known and designated as lots numbered 14 and 15 in Block 14 on a certain map entitled, “Map of North Jamaica, 3rd Ward. Borough of Queens,
New York City, surveyed in 1922 by Evans Bros. C.S. and filed in the office of the clerk of the County of Queens on Apri1 28, 1922 as Map No. 4108 bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of 78th Avenue, distant 160 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of 78th Avenue with the easterly side of 160th Street; thence running northerly at right angles to 78th Avenue, 100 feet; thence Easterly parallel with 78th Avenue, 40 feet; thence Southerly again at right angles to 78th Avenue, 100 feet to the northerly side of 78th Avenue; thence westerly along the northerly side of 78th Avenue 40 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the tollfree helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage
company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: September 27, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. _________________________________________________________________ File No.: 2010-995/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Halina Krowiak, Andrzej Wojtowicz, Michal Wojtowicz, Urszula Blok, Boguslaw Wojtowicz, Marta Bryniarska, Attorney General Of The State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of ANIELA MAZUR, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of ANIELA MAZUR, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 36-54 33rd Street, Long Island City, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of ANIELA MAZUR, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courth o u s e , 6 th F l o o r , 8 8 - 1 1 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 18th day of NOVEMBER, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner
herein in the amount of $13,324.70 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 28th day of September, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-atlaw appear for you. Accounting Citation _________________________________________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on the 21 day of Sept. 2010, bearing Index No.: 865/ 2010, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435, in Room no: 357, grants me the right to: Assume the name of Idlaire Dessalines, My present name is Alain Etienne aka Idlaire Dessalines. My present address is: 118-54 Nashville Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411. My place of birth is Aquin, Haiti. My date of birth is: 5/1/66.
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Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE...PEOPLE..PEOPLE... The following undergraduate students were recently awarded degrees (as indicated) from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Yujing Lin of Corona, BS Spec in Financial Economics; Kenny Phu of East Elmhurst, BA Economics; Tabassam Chaudhry of Jackson Heights, BA Philosophy Politics and Law; Lucy Ding of Jackson Heights, BA Asian and Asian American Studies Program Spec; Shengyu Cao of Elmhurst, BS Spec in Financial Economics; Rita W. Chan of Elmhurst, BA English; Ferdusy R. Dia of Elmhurst, BS Integrated Neurological Organismic Track; Stephanie Fong of Elmhurst, BA English Literature and Creative Writing; Sioin Lei of Elmhurst, BA Math Actuarial; Harry Rim of Elmhurst, BS Spec in Financial Economics; Henry Wu of Elmhurst, BA Philosophy Politics and Law; Yuchen Liu of Rego Park, BS Biochemistry; Amy L. Wiktor of Rego Park, BA English; Eleni A. Aristodemou of Forest Hills, BA English Literature and Rhetoric; Derek J. Bosko of Forest Hills, BA Comparative Literature; Callie Heller of Forest Hills, BA Psychology; Daren E. Marrom of Forest Hills, BA Economics; Christina Ouyang of Forest Hills, BA Philosophy Politics and Law; Irene Rekhviashvili of Forest
Hills, BA Biological Sciences; Petar Stanojevic of Forest Hills, BA Philosophy Politics and Law; Ann E. Urquidi of Forest Hills, BA Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Paula M. Lima of Kew Gardens, BA Biological Sciences; Roman Zelichenko of Kew Gardens, BS Spec in Financial Economics; Abid M. Hossain of Richmond Hill, BA Economics; Mandeep Singh of South Richmond Hill, MA Biological Sciences; James Feng of Woodhaven, BA Economics; and Julie M. Jurgela of Woodhaven, BA Psychology. The faculty and staff at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh are pleased to announce that the following local residents were awarded degrees during the college’s commencement services this spring: Camice Miquel Allen of Rosedale, bachelor’s in global supply chain management; Amanda Renee Allison of Long Island City, bachelor’s in criminal justice; Jessica Bahn of Oakland Gardens, bachelor’s in studio art; Daniel Bennette of South Ozone Park, bachelor’s in history; Yashuda Gurung of Ridgewood, bachelor’s in communication studies; Munim Jalil of Astoria, bachelor’s in psychology; Jacynth Joyce Johnson of St. Albans, bachelor’s in communication, mass media and criminal justice;
Troy Roger Joseph of Jamaica, bachelor’s in English (writing); Adrian Felipe Tejeda of Richmond Hill, bachelor’s in psychology; Nicole Vanacore of Astoria, bachelor’s in hotel, restaurant and tourism management; Simone I Williams of Corona, bachelor’s in geography; and Ivan Edward Wohner of Jamaica, bachelor’s in studio art. SUNY Plattsburgh (www.plattsburgh.edu) was founded in 1889 as a teaching college and in 1948 became an original member of the State University of New York. Under President John Ettling, Ph.D., the four-year comprehensive college now serves 5,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. It offers more than 60 programs/majors, which prepare graduates for professional life and advanced studies through a strong foundation in liberal arts and an experience that celebrates excellence, ethical values, lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in a global community. The following students are on the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement for the Spring 2010 semester from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, State University of New York: Qiuchen Huang of Flushing, John C. Gao of Flushing, La Li Ha of Flushing, Margaret Kim of Bayside, Josephine Leung of Bayside, Joan T. Villacrucis of Bayside, Vicky W. Hui of Corona, Yanhong Xu of Corona, Fang F. Zhong of Jackson Heights, Shunjing Xu of Woodside, Carina M. Falco of Howard Beach, Kara M. Vanrossem of Howard Beach and Nicole I. Wilps of Broad Channel. The criteria for the Dean’s Honors list is
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Models Of Queens Big Case Over A Little Font
In other parts of the country, a woman uncovering what her top normally obscures can stir up controversy (Google search “Katy Perry + Sesame Street” for a sample). In the special case of public breastfeeding, some women have been accosted by cops and disgusted onlookers. But here in Queens, we don’t let prudish attitudes get the breast of us. In fact, we’re so cool with it, we don’t find a large bus stop ad of a woman breastfeeding even remotely titillating. The poster, just a block away from the Tribune office, promotes the State Health Department’s “Breastfeeding… For My Baby. For Me.” campaign. The program endorses feeding your baby with Mother Nature’s best. Upon first glance, the ad appears to be in good taste. We just hope outraged gangs of uptight folks don’t try to get the good-natured ad nipped.
Mmmm, Mmmm, Good The street named for Sean Bell, a recent renaming in Queens, is correct in uppers and lowers so that it won’t have to be replaced.
subsidies DOT gets from the federal government to make the case change. Oh, and did we mention the federal mandate was implemented in 2003, and the federal government gave municipalities 15 years to comply, as to not strain
Astronomy Lesson Queens high school football fans were exposed to an unpleasant site at a recent game – the untoned derriere of Boys and Girls High School assistant coach Clive Harding. Harding mooned home team fans at Campus Magnet High School after a disputed call by refs two weekends ago. After refs confirmed a controversial 2-point conversion by Campus Magnet, school safety officials were summoned to deal with Harding’s unquenched anger, which resulted in his ejection from the game, along with head coach Barry O’Connor. It was during Harding’s walk of shame that he screamed back at the heckling crowd and dropped trou.
This was not the full moon the Boys & Girls coach showed the refs. “All I saw was his big [rear end],” said one horrified parent. Just be glad, QConf readers, that we don’t have pictures for this one.
their budgets? New York City is spending $25.7 million on a project they had planned to do anyway? We’re OUTRAGED! Oh, sorry, we mean outraged.
In this trio of pictures, you see the reaction on Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s face as he bites down, considers and then reacts to a fresh dish of kangaroo at the Dish du Jour Magazine ninth annual food and wine festival – A Taste of Queens and Beyond – held at Astoria World Manor. Vallone was judging a five-ingredient competition between two star chefs, and the dishes were
Confidentially, New York . . .
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Can you believe it? It’s such an OUTRAGE! The Federal government is mandating that New York City change all its street signs from CAPITAL letters to Upper and Lower Case. The change will cost the city $25.7 million. New Yorkers are OUTRAGED, says the Daily News. Why not? Big Liberal Federal Government is forcing us to spend money we don’t have for a measly font change? We can read HORACE HARDING EXPRESSWAY just fine, thank you! Well, no, not really. The City normally changes the signs every 10 years before they fade or get damaged by weather. Just last month, the tornado damaged or destroyed hundreds of signs, and the City plans on using most of the
For Diana, who goes by the stage name Mizz Dada, modeling has been a calling for the last few years. “I officially started last year, but then I stopped,” Diana said. “I go to school, so I do it every summer.” The Jamaica High School grad is currently enrolled at City Tech University studying dental hygiene. “Last year I did a lot of fashion shows, photo shows and photo shoots,” Diana said. “I like the confidence you get; you feel better about yourself.” Told for many years that she is “skinny,” Diana has decided to put her size to work. “I use that as a positive more than a negative,” she said. “I think I do a great job in modeling.” Being a dental hygienist is Plan B for Diana, who is hoping to make modeling a full-time career. “I really want to get my foot into the door for modeling,” she said. “I go to every casting call; I’ve asked a bunch of casting directors if I can help them just to get to know the business.” When not in school or in front of the lens, Diana spends her time going to the movies, often by herself. “That way I can laugh like crazy,” she said. She also likes to go to area theme parks and there’s a bowling alley on Sutphin Boulevard where she likes to hang out. “I’m a very determined model,” Diana said. “I’m driven to be where I need to be. I’m very passionate about what I do.”