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Gas Shortage Worries Queens Drivers of first come, first served. "People have been coming here to get gas so they can turn around and sell it at a higher price," said limo driver Paul Arbollita. "People are starting to get upset and survival of the fittest mode is kicking in. It's scary." While strong words were exchanged between patrons at the Sunoco, a more serious incident was reported in Astoria last week. On Thursday, Sean Bailey of St. Albans was arrested for allegedly threatening a man in line at a Mobil station on the corner of Astoria Boulevard and 43rd Street. Shortly after 2:30 a.m., Bailey allegedly maneuvered his white 2010 BMW to cut the line in front of an unidentified 29-year-old motorist and pulled out a 25-caliber Phoenix Raven pistol. While Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) had been organizing a relief drive at his office and throughout various locations in Astoria, he noted that both he and his staff had also been affected by the fuel shortage. "We had intended on driving to the Rockaways to give out donations, but we ran out of gas," Vallone
said. "Fortunately, other residents in the neighborhood have donated their cars for delivery." In Maspeth, lines spanned several blocks, blocking off home owners from their own driveways. On Monday, Lenny Streski said he had been trying to enter his driveway on Hull Avenue in Maspeth when a woman in a gas line brandished a pipe at him. "She told me 'you better not hit my car,'" Streski said. "I cannot believe how people are turning on each other, and what's worse is that if there is an accident on my street, there is no way for an ambulance to get through." As residents scrambled to refuel, several local officials had been putting in calls to urge Con Ed to place more of an emphasis for recovery in Queens. At the forefront of recovery efforts, State Sen. Jose Peralta (DEast Elmhurst) said that due to several downed power lines, many stations have been unable to operate, leading to extreme congestion at the stations that are open for business. "It's the electricity part that's creating the chaos," Peralta said. "A lot of gas stations do not have
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By MEGAN MONTALVO While the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy were devastatingly far reaching, no one could have anticipated the impact it would have at the gas pump. As the City experiences a fuel shortage, hundreds of residents have been lining up at gas stations throughout the Borough, causing some to be shut down within a matter of hours. "I just want to be able to get to work," Jay Wilson of Woodside said as he stood in a line of disgruntled customers at a BP station in Jackson Heights on Saturday. "I've been waiting here since six in the morning and nothing has moved." Ten hours later, Wilson was still in line patiently waiting, adding a frustrated sigh as he exclaimed, "this is just absolutely ridiculous." What Wilson had been experiencing was just a small window into what so many were dealing with Citywide. At a Sunoco gas station located at 49-01 Northern Blvd. in Long Island City, cars lined up for more than ten blocks Saturday evening, some wrapping around side streets. A lack of police presence put uneasy customers into a hierarchy
Queens residents line up to get gas at a BP gas station in Fresh Meadows. electricity and some storage facilities don't have electricity to move the gas to these stations." After personally experiencing price gouging at a station in Jackson Heights, Peralta noted that residents should report any incidents of price gouging to 311. He also stressed that he will continue to push Con Ed for faster recovery efforts. "Queens is still the borough with
the most outages. It just feels like there is more emphasis on Manhattan," Peralta said. "I understand Manhattan is an economic engine, but a lot of people in Manhattan who lost power just lost power. In Queens, people lost electricity, their homes and so much more." Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meng, Addabbo Celebrate Election Wins
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[with] him to unite our community," Ulrich posted to the microblogging site Wednesday morning. "[T]his was a hard-fought campaign and while I truly appreciate the strong support I received on election day, its time to get back to work," another tweet read. Addabbo said his campaign had to overcome a district redrawn to favor the Republicans during the decennial redistricting process and large amounts of money spent against him. "But never did I waver in the fact that I knew we were going to win if we believed in the fact it wasn't about the money, not about the billboards, the commercials, not about the mailers," he said. "It's about the positive message." In other races around the borough, first-time candidate Nily Rozic took 67 percent of the vote to win the 25th State Assembly District race. Rozic's Republican opponent, retired postal worker Abe Fuchs, took 25 percent, while Rozic's primary challenger, Jerry Iannece, took 6 percent on the Independence Party line. Conservative Party candidate William Garifal
took 3 percent. Rozic will replace outgoing Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), who opted not to run for re-election. "I'm so thrilled for myself, my supporters and for the district," Rozic said Wednesday morning. Rozic expressed that she was especially looking forward to working with Meng once they assume their respective offices. "We're going to do great things for the district," she said. In the 40th State Assembly District, Democrat Ron Kim defeated Republican Phil Gim with 67 percent of the vote. Kim will assume the seat currently held by Meng once he is sworn in. Incumbent State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) defeated her Republican opponent J.D. Kim for her 16th State Senate District seat, winning with 76 percent of the vote. Two other incumbents state senators, Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) also won their contested races. Reporters Ross Barkan and Joe Marvilli contributed to this article.
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By STEV EN J. FERRA RI that her decisive victory over "Let's get to work." Halloran was a clear indication of how hard she worked during With those four words, Assemblywoman Grace Meng (Dher campaign. Flushing) closed out her vicWhile praising Meng's victory, Vallone also credited tory speech Tuesday night as she became the first AsianHalloran for his hard work. American woman from the "Dan is a tough opponent, he's a hard-working guy and a East Coast to be elected to Congress. good legislator," Vallone said. Meng defeated her Repub"Having the win announced so quickly shows how big a victory lican opponent, Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), this is for Grace." by a more than two-to-one While there was little suspense in the 6th Congressional margin, taking 67.7 percent of the vote in the newly-creDistrict race, the contest beated 6th Congressional Distween State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and Countrict. As Meng stood on stage in Assemblywoman Grace Meng greets cilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone a ballroom at the Sheraton supporters before her vic tory speech Park) for Addabbo's 15th State Tuesday night. Senate District seat was not so LaGuardia Hotel in Flushing, surrounded by family, fellow clear-cut. elected officials and other support- was looking forward to working While Addabbo held a 57-43 ers who watched on as President with Meng once she is sworn in lead over his opponent when votes Barack Obama won re-election, the when the new session begins in were counted Tuesday night, Ulrich Congresswoman-elect said she January. did not concede defeat on Election planned to work for common sense "She brings a sense of class and Night, waiting until Wednesday government and to restore trust in style and an essence of grace that's morning to end his campaign via government for her constituents. Twitter. badly needed," Crowley said. "[T]his morning I called Joe U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (DCouncilman Peter Vallone Jr. Jackson Heights), whom Meng (D-Astoria), who stood with Meng Addabbo to congratulate him on a thanked for his support, said he as she delivered her speech, said decisive victory & pledged to work
Storm Causes Poll Site Confusion
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tal divide" could leave eldThe fallout of a massive erly voters behind. storm, a new electronic balSigns were posted at loting system and even the non-functioning polling decennial redrawing of elecsites and shuttle service was tion districts created a perprovided for voters in the fect storm of electoral Rockaways, where a vast chaos. Superstorm Sandy majority of polling sites ravaged neighborhoods on were relocated, but there the Rockaway Peninsula, was no shuttle service for Broad Channel and Howard relocated polling sites in Beach, all significant parts Howard Beach and Jaof the 15th Senate District maica. Voters who norwhere State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Signs were posted at affec ted poll sites tell- mally voted at Hillcrest Beach) defeated Council- ing voters that the location was closed to High School at 160-05 man Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone vo t i n g d u e t o d a m a g e f r o m S u p e r s torm Highland Ave. in Jamaica had to trek a mile uphill to Park) in a race that initially Sandy. Thomas Edison High seemed like it would be dezens Union Public Policy Director School at 165-65 84th Ave. At PS cided by affidavit ballots. "We don't have any electricity," Alex Camarda said voters should 232-Lindenwood in Howard Beach, Smith said. "We don't even know have known earlier than Monday where several polling sites had been where they were voting. moved, multiple voters said their where we're supposed to go." "The question is, was it too experiences were relatively seamLess than two days before Elecless. According to the Asian Amerition Day, the BOE announced that little too late?" Camarda asked. Voters could check the BOE can Legal Defense and Education at least 53 polling places across the City and more than two dozen in website or text their home address Fund, poll workers denied affidavit Queens would be relocated. Some to find out where their polling sites ballots to voters in Flushing, political observers called for meth- were located, little comfort to those Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. "It was definitely very hectic; it ods like dropping fliers or sending still without electricity. While praissound trucks through certain neigh- ing the texting service, New York was organized chaos," said Asborhoods to ensure everyone was City Campaign Finance spokesman semblyman Phil Goldfeder (Dalerted about these changes. Citi- Matt Sollars conceded that a "digi- Howard Beach) of his voting exTribune photo by Ross Barkan
By ROSS BA RKAN While voters piled into long lines on a particularly chaotic Election Day, Ann Smith was just grateful the garbage on her street was finally picked up. The Hamilton Beach resident, still without electricity or hot water, did not know where to go to vote on Tuesday but said she would try to vote at some point that day. That was if she and her neighbors could organize a car pool to drive to the polls, saving what precious gasoline they had left. As sanitation crews scooped wreckage off once waterlogged streets, Queens residents grappled with new voting procedures and relocated polling sites. The night before Election Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order allowing residents of all counties impacted by Superstorm Sandy to cast votes with an affidavit ballot at any polling site they wished. The order, aimed at increasing turnout in areas where polling places had been flooded and lost power, also complicated the votecounting process for the City Board of Elections.
perience in the Rockaways. Early in the week, the Ulrich campaign accused the BOE of not accommodating Orthodox Jewish voters in Far Rockaway by moving an emergency polling site more than a mile from their enclave. The Ulrich campaign asserted Democrats at the BOE intentionally suppressed voters who Ulrich depended upon to win the election. The BOE vehemently denied this charge. There were reports of failed scanners and hour-long lines at polling sites across the Borough, though more complaints seemed to come from sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Election lawyer Sarah Steiner said Cuomo's executive order, while good-intentioned, flooded the BOE, already under fire for perceived incompetence, with thousands of paper ballots that would have to be checked against voter rolls. "I don't think that the board wants to do a bad job," Steiner said. "I don't think they're organized enough to do a good one." Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or email@example.com.
Queens This Week Less than two weeks after Superstorm Sandy wrought devastation across New York City, a community of churches has come together to hold a relief effort to collect items for the victims. The Hurricane Sandy Benefit will take place at All Saints' Church in Bayside on Nov. 10. The event is the result of a collaboration between several Episcopal Churches based in eastern Queens. The fundraiser will be hosted by All Saints, Grace Church, which is based in Whitestone, St George's Church, which is based in Flushing, St. John's Church, which is based in Flushing, St. Paul's Church, which is based in College Point and Zion Church, which is based in Douglaston. If you would like to attend the benefit, All Saints' Church is located at 214-35 40th Ave. in Bayside. Admission to the event is free with the donation of any one of the following: nonperishable food items, water, batteries, blankets, sweatshirts, socks for men, women and children, diapers and juice boxes. There will be food and DJ for the entertainment of attendees. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. -Joe Marvilli
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Illegal Dumping Earns Avellaâ€™s Ire Reports of illegal dumping at an unoccupied Whitestone property have earned the wrath of both a state official and a local community group. The vacant Whitestone Jewels property, located at 150-33 6th Ave., drew the attention of State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association after residents complained about its overgrown state and trucks dumping dirt and other materials illegally on the land. When these reports were brought to Avella's attention, he said he contacted the Dept. of Buildings, Sanitation and Health and Mental Hygiene to investigate the property. As of press time, there has not been any response from the City agencies. "The City must address the worsening conditions of the property and fully investigate the reports of illegal dumping," Avella said in a statement. "The residents of Whitestone, who have been dealing with situation for months now, deserve nothing less." The vacant property is in the midst of foreclosure action by OneWest Bank. Therefore, it is not be maintained by the owner, according to press release by Avella's office. OneWest did inform the senator that a Motion by Order to Show Cause was filed by them with regards to the land. If the Motion is granted, OneWest would gain access to the premises to evaluate and fix the situation. As of press time, the bank's situation remains in limbo. According to residents, the property is not just suffering from illegal dumping. Poison ivy and other plants have grown out into neighboring residential yards, attracting mosquitoes and other
pests. Garbage is strewn across the landscape and graffiti covers the walls of the empty buildings as well. "The Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association has been working with Senator Avella to have this eyesore in the community cleaned up," said Kim Cody, president of the association. "These individuals must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Our community will not put up with this type of action in our community." Despite the lack of progress, Avella vowed to continue working with the community group to make sure the vacant property is not abused. "I will continue to work with the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association to try and get the City to clean the property and to ensure that OneWest Bank honors their commitment to clean and properly maintain the property once they are legally allowed to," Avella said. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com. -Joe Marvilli
Block Association Raises Relief Money Among the many fundraising efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association was able to raise thousands of dollars, as well as nearly 50 car-loads of clothes, food, water and other supplies. In addition, dozens of volunteers contributed numerous hours to sort, pack and transport the donations, all of which went to Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Breezy Point and other neighborhoods south of Woodhaven that were hit hard by Sandy. "The generosity of Woodhaven and of our friends has been overwhelming," said WRBA President Edward Wendell. "In the face of a disaster that devastated our neighbors, our community stepped up in a huge way to help out those in need. A lot of people are hurting right now, but the community spirit we've seen over the past week leaves no doubt that south Queens will be back better than ever." Residents from across Woodhaven contributed to the cause, and donors from far out of state shipped supplies or donated money. Though gasoline was in short supply, Woodhaven residents sprang into action, using their remaining gas to make sure supplies reached those in need. WRBA collaborated with an array of organizations and offices to maximize their efforts. In an effort
Superstorm Sandy caused large amounts of flooding throughout Queens, particularly in its southern half. to be as transparent as possible and to help donors see how their contributions are being used, WRBA publicly posted an accounting of the funds it has received. That accounting is available at http://bit.ly/ DonationAccounting. In addition, WRBA has been providing regular updates about its relief efforts on its Facebook page and Twitter feed (@WoodhavenNYC). Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or firstname.lastname@example.org. -Ross Barkan
Voters Re-elect Wester n Queens Pols Tuesday's election turned out to be the bearer of good news for western Queens elected officials. In light of his victory over his Republican opponent Tony Arcabascio for District 12, State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) called the re-election of President Obama and the State Senate Democrats "historic." "I am honored to have the opportunity to continue representing the people of western Queens and thank them for their votes," Gianaris said. "This year's general election was historic with the re-election of our President and the State Senate Democrats on their way to retaking the majority, reflecting citizens' call for their government to uphold our progressive values. There is still a lot of work to do, and I look forward to continuing our work together to improve our community and ensure our voices are heard in Albany." After overwhelmingly winning her re-election bid against GOP candidate Christopher Wight in the newly redrawn 12th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) thanked voters for giving her the opportunity to recover "our great city from Superstorm
Sandy, and against Republican attempts to turn back the clock on women's rights." "As we move forward, I will remain dedicated to expanding ferry service along the East River, building a hi tech incubator in western Queens, shoring up the Queens Seawall, providing and LIRR stop in Sunnyside as part of the East Side Access project, and working to secure additional federal funding for Zone 126's project to vastly improve services so children at Astoria Houses and elsewhere in the community will do well in school," Maloney said. In the State Assembly, both Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (DSunnyside) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) pulled far ahead over their GOP competitors early in the race and returned to their seats with landslide victories. "Thank you so much for your confidence and support," Simotas told her supporters and constituents. "I look forward to continuing to represent my wonderful neighbors in western Queens by fighting for what makes us a great community-thriving small businesses and caring for women, children and our seniors." Returning elected officials Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (DJackson Heights), Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Corona) and State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) ran unopposed. Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or email@example.com -Megan Montalvo
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All About Rabbits Rescue Inc. in Forest Hills has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site has more than 375,000 homeless pets listed. More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies. Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving ini-
tiative in animal welfare. Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, Petco, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder.com and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service. Pets may be viewed at http:// www.petfinder.com. Reach Reporter Ross Barkan at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or firstname.lastname@example.org . -Ross Barkan
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Energy Issues This week's election provided us with any number of important issues to watch in the coming months - including the President's re-election and the election of the first Asian-American woman from the East Coast to Congress. But a bigger issue that has emerged in the past week is this country's need to establish a new energy policy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. In addition to the physical damage brought to the area by last week's Superstorm, the area has been nearly paralyzed by a gasoline shortage. Many homes have gone without heat and even more residents have found themselves without gasoline for their cars, keeping them from going to work and leaving them waiting in long lines hoping to get even the smallest amount of gas. The country's refusal to invest in energy alternatives is possibly the greatest challenge facing us in the coming years. Whether it be instability in the Middle East or shortages in our own supply, the country is at the mercy of forces beyond our control driving up prices and, at times, forcing families to choose between fuel and other necessities like food, rent and clothing. It is well past time that our elected officials started to make a dedicated effort to change our energy dependence, to invest in alternative strategies to heat our homes and power our vehicles. We call on our elected officials especially our representatives in the U.S. House and Senate - to make this the top priority when the new legislative session begins in January.
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Librar y Update To the Editor: I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affected communities in the immediate future. More than 50 libraries opened for public service right after the storm. They provided important information, places to recharge personal cell phones and laptops, as well as a community space for people to just come in and share their experiences. With children out of school and many homes without power, a warm place with books
and friendly faces was welcome. A handful of libraries sustained only minor damage but were without power. They were brought up as quickly as possible, most within a week. Four libraries in the southern part of Queens are badly damaged. They will need extensive repairs that are likely to take several months. But the community still needs us. The Book Bus was parked in front of the closed library at the foot of the Cross Bay Boulevard Bridge as soon as we were permitted to do so. Library staff was swamped with requests for information on everything from how to apply for FEMA grants to how to get a prescription filled. The Book Bus will be there
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several days a week until the library re-opens. In Far Rockaway, the library at Central Avenue and Mott Avenue opened to distribute emergency supplies. They were without power, and glad to have an emergency generator to provide some computer and online access for people who need it. The libraries at Seaside, Arverne, Peninsula and Broad Channel need extensive repair. They were flooded with several feet of water. Perhaps more damaging, the wind got in through broken glass and blew the books and library materials into the water and sand, and they are a total loss. The library is exploring several options for providing temporary service while we rebuild. Libraries in Far Rockaway and Howard Beach will have expanded hours after re-opening so users in neighboring communities will have easier access to everything their community library provides. We will be starting repairs as quickly as possible. Staff will be relocated to temporary library spaces. But more than 100,000 library books, magazines and movies will have to be replaced. You can help. Please go to www.queenslibraryfoundation.org or phone (718) 480-4273 to find out how you can make a real impact. Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library
Rating Concerns To The Editor: I love where I live. Everything is close or nearby and transportation allows me to get around almost everywhere...without a car. But, naturally, some things could be better. At a recent community meeting, I learned of the problems of small local restaurants trying to make a living. As you may know, the City has a program that rates restaurants based on food service and other inspections of the premises. Problems can mean substantial penalties which must be paid, costly fixes, and loss of income from closed doors.
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Did you ever receive a traffic ticket you felt was undeserved? A violation because winds blew trash onto your property which was clean when you left that morning? Or a summons for not following a rule you didn't know existed? Some small restaurant owners face such problems daily. Coupled with everhigher rents and take-it-or-leave-it leases, is it any wonder that Flushing's small businesses, even successful ones with lots of customers, are forced to close their doors or squeeze into food courts or minimalls to struggle for existence among the crush of competition. Then, there's the customer. Some people who are hungry don't want to eat and run, but sit and relax with a good meal. They also want to feel welcome. A smiling face at the door instead of a closedoff or curtained entrance that bars them from seeing if anyone is inside enjoying their meals is offputting, especially if there's no menu posted that list enticing dishes. The passerby, whether very hungry or not, will do just that...pass by! Also, some people are more adventurous than others! Before I enter a new restaurant, I want to know what to expect. What's on the menu? Is there something I'll like? But people have different likes and dislikes. So, how about this? Offering a selection of menus or separating long lists of offerings to different customers, such as announcing: I'll eat anything (full menu); vegetarian (these are for you), adventurous (open to new foods), finicky eater (tried and true foods you will like). The wait staff might also ask or respond to customers regarding food allergy concerns before orders are taken, especially if the restaurant can or is willing to adjust a menu item slightly. But getting back to those ratings appearing everywhere on restaurant windows. Are you concerned about eateries who do not show a posted A rating, or at least a B? Remember the tickets and penalty fees that I spoke of earlier, based on inspections? Food service is a busy business. Think of your own kitchen, when trying to put a meal on the table. What if an inspec-
Silver Lining To the Editor: If "Sandy" can be said to have had any silver lining, it is that it shows us once again how New Yorkers pull together during times of crisis. I am so grateful to Sunnyside Community Services' staff and volunteers for working so hard under such difficult conditions to ensure the safety of the thousands of homebound seniors and others entrusted to our care. Our staff made telephone calls throughout the storm and after to ensure that homebound seniors had enough food, water and medical supplies to make it through. Although western Queens was not badly hit, many of the staff lives in areas where the damage was more severe, and though some had no power in their own homes and no access to transportation, they walked for miles each day to be where they were needed by the people who depend on them. Hurricane Sandy has thrown many challenges our way, but with so many people showing such selflessness and commitment to helping others, there are many reasons to be grateful as well. Judith Zangwill, Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services
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tor came in and noticed a ketchup or soy-sauce spot and you were given a penalty because you had turned quickly to take something off a burner and hadn't taken the moment to wipe up the drip. I'm not saying ignore ratings. I'm saying that: if customers are there, and they are enjoying their food; If the prices are reasonable, and the restaurant offers dishes you like; if the place seems clean, the servers are busy handling their smiling guests, and if you feel welcome, whether or not you speak the language well-or at all, then go for it! Tables full of happy, satisfied customers is a very good sign that you, too, will enjoy a new food experience to suggest to friends and family. Claire Bazinet, Flushing
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TRISTAR 54 HOLDING LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/26/2012. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Josko Lucin, 437 Wading River Rd, Manorville, NY 11949. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ___________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS JOY H. MACK f/k/a JOY DINKO, Plaintiff, -against- SUSAN IGWEGBE, ONEWEST BANK, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as Collateral Agent and Custodian, DENISE WATERS, DOUGLAS WATERS, SEYNA DINKO, CATALINA FERNANDEZ and ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD and JOHN DOE 1-10, the names of the last defendants being fictitious, the true names being unknown to plaintiff, the parties intended being tenants or persons in possession of the premises, Defendants. Index No. 12993/12 Date Purchased: 6/20/12 Plaintiff designates Queens County as Place of trial The basis of venue is location of The Premises The Premises is located at 187-09 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11433 Summons To the above named Defendants: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) w ith in 20 day s afte r t h e service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: Freeport, NY June 19, 2012 V. ROY CACCIATORE, P.C. V. ROY CACCIATORE, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiff 30 South Ocean Avenue, Suite 202 Freeport, New York 11520 (516) 868-1070 ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: EL PIANO RESTAURANT, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/26/12. Office Location: Queens County.
SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 96-01 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11413 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY C O M P A N Y 1 0 7 - 4 2 1 3 2nd STREET LLC. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 09/12/12. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 153-02 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11434. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FEMUR ESTATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/ 21/12. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2080. 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 Mohammad Uddin, 169-01 Gothic Drive, Jamaica Estates, New York 11432. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 10/25/12, bearing Index Number NC-00069412/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Parbatee (Middle) Samaroo (Last) Jagassar My present name is (First) Parbatee (Last) Jagassar aka Parbatee Samaroo My present add r e s s i s 8 5 - 5 5 1 1 5 th S t . , Apt.#DD4, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 My place of birth is Trinidad & Tobago My date of birth is April 26, 1979 ___________________________________
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements, and other Security Documents, held by WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-PR4 TRUST, as Secured Creditor, George Nelson, DCA # 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, on the front steps of the Queens County Supreme Court, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, at 11:30 a.m., on December 5, 2012, 266 shares of the capital stock of Blair House Owners Corp. (a Cooperative Housing Corporation), issued in the name of Nyo Chung, and all right, title and interest in a Proprietary Lease to 143-40 Roosevelt Avenue, Unit 2M, Flushing, NY 11354. Sale held to enforce rights of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-PR4 TRUST, as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/Certified check payable to the Escrowee, Stiene & Associates, P.C., as attorneys for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, servicer for the Secured Creditor, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-PR4 TRUST. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartments will be sold “AS IS”, and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s). Dated: October 31, 2012 Stiene & Associates for JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, servicer for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for WaMu Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-PR4 Trust 187 East Main Street Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 935-1616, Fax (631) 935-1223
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By JOE MARV ILLI Con Ed continued to move forward with electricity restoration efforts after Superstorm Sandy. In the wake of an incoming norâ€™easter and mixed reactions from officials and the public, the energy company inched closer to completing the vast repair job that started on Oct. 30, the day after Sandy hit New York City. As of midnight on Nov. 7, Con Ed had restored power to 90 percent of customers affected by the storm in the City. 79,000 people are still without power. In Queens, that leaves 13,000 people who still need electricity, a significant drop when compared to the 26,000 borough residents without power at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6. The latest update from Con Ed states that the â€œvast majorityâ€? of its customers will have power restored by this weekend. The above facts do not include inside-the-premises customers who require electrical work. They are not listed on the Con Ed Outage Map. It also does not include those without power in the Rockaway Peninsula, which is supplied by the Long Island Power Authority.
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Con Ed Working To Restore Power
Downed tree limbs and other problems caused by Superstorm Sandy have hampered power restoration in Queens. Con Ed has also been working to repair more than 100,000 downed power lines throughout the City and to open blocked roads with emergency services personnel. Customers with downed power lines, outages or service restoration issues can either submit the information to www.conEd.com or they can call 1-800-752-6633. When reporting an outage, make
sure to include your Con Ed account number, if possible, and report whether others on the block are without power as well. Even as electricity is being reestablished throughout the Borough, the utility faced another challenge from Wednesdayâ€™s norâ€™easter. About 300 mutual aid workers arrived Wednesday to help with recovery and preparation for the storm, adding their force to
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the more than 3,000 workers repairing Sandy damage throughout the City. â€œThe best conditions for which to perform restoration are nice, dry and mild,â€? said a Con Ed representative. â€œIf we think itâ€™s unsafe for crews to do their work, weâ€™ll halt the work until conditions pass.â€? In the meantime, Con Ed continued dry ice distribution to those without electricity. On Tuesday, the Queens circulation took place at Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica at 155th Street and Baisley Blvd. As of press time, there have been no further dry ice deliveries due to the norâ€™easter. Check www.conEd.com for the latest dry ice updates. Reaction to Con Edâ€™s endeavor to restore power has been mixed from both City officials and citizens. State Sen. Tony Avella (DBayside) was furious with what he saw as a shunning of Queens in favor of a prioritized restoration of Manhattan. â€œThis is just unacceptable. ConEd is totally underestimating the outages,â€? said Avella. â€œIâ€™m not saying Queens deserves more re-
sources than anybody else. It should be distributed fairly.â€? Jeanine Barone, a resident of Fresh Meadows who was without power for more than a week, was also upset with Con Ed, feeling the company should have been more prepared. â€œYes, this is the most devastating storm we have ever suffered,â€? she said. â€œBut every single meteorologist predicted days before Sandy hit that this would be the most devastating storm New York City has seen to date. So, there should not have been any surprises.â€? U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (DHauppauge) cut the utility company some slack, stating that the sheer size and intensity of the storm was too overwhelming for the agency to handle alone. â€œThey need federal resources. Usually, when this happens, Con Ed has cooperation agreements with other utilities in other states,â€? said Israel. â€œThis storm was so huge that those utilities canâ€™t help Con Ed because theyâ€™re helping themselves.â€? Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
Suit Filed Against Queens Library By JOE MA RVILLI A dispute over the release of minutes from the Queens Library’s Board of Trustees has led to a lawsuit from the union that represents the library’s employees. On Oct. 23, Local 1321 filed a lawsuit against the Queens Library for refusing to give them copies of minutes from Board of Trustees’ meetings. The union, part of District Council 37, had been fighting to gain access to the minutes since January 2012 and was met with repeated refusals, according to 1321 president John Hyslop. The lawsuit was filed with the Queens Supreme Court. According to the litigation, the Queens Library is obligated to release the minutes to anyone who requests them, as the meetings are open to the public. The Queens Library is a New York State Association Library. Therefore, the union believes it is subject to the New York State Education Law (Section 260) and New York State Public Officers Law (Section 106). Section 260 of the State Education Law says that every meeting, including a special district meeting, of a board of trustees of a
public library system “shall be open to the general public.” Section 106 of the New York State Public Officers Law says that “the minutes of meetings of all public bodies shall be available to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law within two weeks from the date of such meeting.” “In January, I made what I thought was a simple request for the Board of Trustees’ minutes. I did not think the library’s adminis-
tration would be so adamant about not sharing them,” said Hyslop. “The refusal to share the minutes baffles me, even after they learned of their obligation to provide them.” The library countered the claim, stating that records are readily available to the public. “We are a responsible and transparent organization. For over a century, Queens Library has maintained written records of its Board meetings that are currently housed in the Central Library and available
for review,” Joanne King, library communications director, said. “It is an unnecessary and expensive administrative burden for the library to distribute these records upon request.” Three formal requests and three informal requests were made for the minutes of meetings between January 2008 and December 2011. One of the most notable events the union hopes to shed light on is why Queens Library laid off 44 workers in 2010.
“We would be interested to see what transpired at those meetings,” said Hyslop. Despite the upcoming legal battle, Hyslop did mention that the union is willing to find another solution with the library. “If the library’s willing to settle, we can negotiate something,” he said. “We never want to file lawsuits.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banks Corp. Starts Sandy Relief Fund By JOE MA RVILLI The New York Community Bancorp Family of Banks announced the establishment of a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Announced on Nov. 5, the NYCB Family of Banks is creating the NYCB Cares Matching Fund to allow its customers and employees to easily make donations. The company will match the funds contributed in their branches. The donations will be made to the Salvation Army.
Sandy hit close to home for the business, considering that both the corporate headquarters and 206 of its branches are within zones affected by the superstorm. “To see so many people in crisis in our own backyard is both saddening and shocking; you can’t help but be affected and want to do what you can to ease the pain,” NYCB President and CEO Joseph Ficalora said. This is not the first time the company has set up a fund after a natural disaster. A similar program
was put in place after Hurricane Katrina hit the United States in 2005. Based on the response to that crisis, the NYCB expects to contribute as much as $150,000 to the Sandy relief fund. “We have a commitment to support the causes that are important to our customers and our employees,” Ficalora said. Aside from the financial assistance, local bank branches in New York and New Jersey are providing charging stations, refreshments and support for those who need it.
Of its 240 branches, New York Community Bank serves four local divisions in New York, including the Queens County Savings Bank. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so at any of the NYCB Family of Banks’ branches. To find your nearest local branch, go to www.nycbfamily.com or www.amtrust.com. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
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107th Precinct BANK ROBBERY: The NYPD are asking the publicâ€™s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 10:56 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the HSBC Bank located at 137-61 Queens Blvd. The suspect entered the location, passed a note demanding money, displayed a metal pipe, received an unknown amount of cash and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Black male in his 30s, 6-foot with a slim build and wearing a NY Yankees baseball cap, dark jacket and covered the pipe with a newspaper. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppersâ€™ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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109th Precinct ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION: On Nov. 2 at approximately 11:20 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 41st Avenue and Union Street. Responding officers determined that a black BMW sedan traveling eastbound on 41st Avenue struck a 45-yearold victim in the vicinity of the above intersection. The victim was removed via EMS to New York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The deceased has been identified as Dante Dominguez, 45, of Flushing. There have been no arrests made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
murder, one count of robbery and one count of criminal possession of a loaded firearm. Prior to the arrival of police, Carew allegedly attempted to remove the personal property of a 53-year-old male victim then shot at the male as he fled. The victim of the attempted robbery did not suffer any injuries. 115th Precinct BURGLARY: The NYPD is seeking the publicâ€™s assistance in locating the following suspect wanted in connection with a burglary. On Oct. 26 at approximately 1:45 a.m., a suspect entered an Enterprise Rental Car company, located at 83-34 23rd Ave., without permission or authority. While inside, the suspect headed to the vehicle refueling area and unhooked three hoses from gasoline pumps. He then turned the hoses on and left them laying on the ground, discharging several hundred gallons of fuel. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-10, between 160 and 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray and blue hat, black sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt and a black backpack. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppersâ€™ website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Borough-Wide ROBBERY PATTERN: The NYPD is seeking the publicâ€™s assistance in locating the following individuals wanted in connection with two robberies in the confines of the 106th and 110th precincts. During these in114th Precinct SHOOTING: At approximately 8:50 p.m. cidents, the first suspect displayed a firearm on Nov. 2, uniformed officers from Police while the second suspect removed property. The first incident took place at approxiService Area 9 responded to 911 calls of shots fired and a male pointing a gun at mately 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 26 in the vicinity of 134th Street and Linden Boulevard, in the people in the vicinity of 41-09 12th St. 106th Precinct. The suspects Upon arrival, officers approached a male victim and observed shattered glass at a removed property. The vicbus shelter and a male fitting tim complied and the suspects the description of the susfled the location. pect. The officers exited The second incident took their marked department place at approximately 11:46 vehicle to approach the male, a.m. on Oct. 28 in front of who immediately began to 48-03 108th St., in the 110th run from the officers. As the precinct. Again, the suspects officers chased, the male turned and fired his gun at T h e s e i n d i v i d u a l s a r e approached a male victim and police, who returned fire in wa n ted in connec tion to removed property. The victim complied and the susresponse, striking the male t wo robberies. in the right thigh. The individual continued pects fled the location. No injuries were reported at the above running until he encountered additional officers, dropped his gun and was taken into incidents. The first suspect is described an Hispanic custody without further incident. The suspect was transported to Elmhurst Hospital male last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and armed with a and is listed in stable condition. The individual, identified as Terrance black firearm. The second suspect is described as an Carew, 30, of Rosedale, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted mur- Hispanic male, last seen wearing a green der of a police officer, one count of attempted Adidas jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.
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Center O.W. LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/26/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 35-11 43 rd Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101. General Purposes. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SARTORIAL STUDIOS LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/6/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 94-30 43rd Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful act. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC): N a m e : CHARTYOURTRADE.COM LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/2012. 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: C/O CHARTYOURTRADE.COM LLC, 147-12 78 th Road, Apt. 2b, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK TAI JI CULTURE LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/7/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3901 Main St, Ste 507, Flushing, NY 11354 which is also the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ 73-06 METRO LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/11/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 73-06 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, NY 11379. General Purposes. ___________________________________ 5436 72 STREET, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/14/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process
against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Krzysztof Rostek, 6043 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378. General Purposes. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF Formation of WAND Enterprises, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/10/2012. Office location: Queens County. Principal Office of LLC: 648 Beach 68th Street, Arverne, NY 11692. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, New York 12207 as the registered agent for WAND Enterprises, LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MEGASIX, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 37-01 Main Street, Suite 306, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act. ___________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 22074/2010 Date Purchased: 8-30-10 Plaintiffs designate Queens County as the place of trial. Martha V on Wieding Plaintiff, -againstEstate of J.M. Laurent, Defendant. To the above named Defendants: UPON reading and filing the Ex Parte Order and the affirmation of ANTHONY J. LoPRESTI, ESQ., dated the 3rd day of August, 2012, and it appearing that J.M. Laurent, the defendant in this action is deceased and his heirs at law despite due diligence cannot be located and cannot be served by another prescribed method, as it appears said defendant is deceased and the court being satisfied that no administrator has been appointed or cannot with due diligence be ascertained, and this is an action to obtain real property by adverse possession and plaintiff having duly applied for an order directing service of the Ex Parte Order to life the stay in this action and restore to the Court’s calendar upon the Estate of J.M. LORENT, the defendant, by publication pursuant to CPLR 315 and 316. NOW, UPON MOTION of ANTHONY J. LoPRESTI, ESQ., attorney for plaintiff,
it is hereby ORDERED, that the Ex Parte in the above entitled action be served upon an administrator of the estate of J.M. LAURENT, the defendant in this action, by publication pursuant to CPLR 316, to wit: that the Ex Parte Order and Affirmation seeking to life the stay in this action and restore the action to the Court’s Calendar be published in two newspapers for a period of four (4) consecutive weeks in the English language, known as Queens Courier and Queens Tribune Published in the County of Queens, State of New York, which two newspapers for a period of four consecutive weeks are most likely to give notice to the administrator of the estate of J.M. LAURENT, the defendant herein, once in each of three consecutive weeks. ___________________________________ MOGOLLON LLC Art. of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 08/24/2012. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC C/O James Cobb, 5532 Fox Hollow Drive, Boca Raton, Florida, 33486. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. ______________________________________________________________________ D.G. & P CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 6/4/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Georgina V. Palmer, 7142 163rd St., Ste. 3, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. General Purposes. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Peral General Contractor LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/9/11. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 31-01 102 nd St., Apt. 1B, Queens, NY 11369. Purpose: any lawful activities. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements, and other Security Documents, held by DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5, as Se-
cured Creditor, George Nelson, DCA# 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, on the front steps of the Queens County Supreme Court, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, at 11:00 a.m., on November 26, 2012, 331 shares of the capital stock of Hyde Park Owners corp. (a Corporative Housing Corporation), issued in the name of Beatriz Perez and Jaime E. Perez A!k/a Jaime Perez, and all right, title and interest in a Proprietary Lease to 67-01 136 th Street, Apt. 1A, Flushing, NY 11367. Sale held to enforce rights of DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5, as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/Certified check payable to the Escrowee, Stiene & Associates, P.C., as attorneys for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, servicer for the Secured Creditor, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartments will be sold “AS IS”, and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s). Dated: October 24, 2012 Stiene & Associates, P.C. (Escrowee) Attorneys for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, servicer for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007-CH5, Asset Backed Pass- Through Certificates, Series 2007-CH5 187 East Main Street Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 935-1616, Fax (631) 935-1223 ___________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 10127/2012 Plaintiffs designate Queens County as the place of trial The address of the real property is 24-29 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway, New York (a/k/a Block 15758, Lot 20) BCD FAR ROCKAWAY, LLC, Plaintiff –against- MANUEL LOPEZ; RUDLEY DAVIS AND MARLENE DAVIS; RAMON RODRIGUEZ AND DEMETRIA RODRIGUEZ; MALSON GRUBB AND
POTHINEL GRUBB; HANIFER ALI; JOSEPH HALL AND YVONNE HALL; PIERS O’CONNOR, Defendants. To the above named Defendant Hanifer Ali: 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 Plaintiffs’ Attorneys within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: Uniondale, New York May 9, 2012 SAHN WARD COSCHIGNANO & BAKER, PLLC Attorneys for Plaintiff By: /s/ Michael H. Sahn MICHAEL H. SAHN, ESDQ. The Omni 333 Earle Ovington Bouelvard, Suite 601 Uniondale, New York 11530 (516) 228-1300. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert L. Nahman, Queens County Supreme Court Justice, State of New York, which Order was signed October 11, 2012 and filed in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. The object of this action is for the extinguishment of a restrictive covenant imposed on a parcel of real property known as Block 15758, Lot 20 in the Borough of Queens, City of New York, State of New York. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: COSMOS 123 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York(SSNY) on 10/17/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 38-68 11th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ File No.: 2012-1372/B CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, QUEENS COUNTY The People of the State of New York By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: KERRY L. EVANS JOSEPH A. EVANS, JR. MICHAEL A. EVANS JOSEPH T. EVANS MARK A. EVANS SHARON
C. EVANS SHEILA C. EVANS JOHN DAVIS EVANS, if living, and if dead, to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of ORETHA TAYLOR, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. A Petition having been duly filed by VIREN CHAREN, who is domiciled a t 2 5 3 - 5 5 1 4 8 th A v e n u e , Rosedale, New York 11422; YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, 6 th Floor, Jamaica, in the County of Queens, New York, on December 6, 2012, at 9:30 A.M., why a decree should not be made in the Estate of ORETHA E. TAYLOR a/k/a ORETHA TAYLOR, lately domiciled at 25355 148 th Avenue, Rosedale, New York 11422, admitting to probate a copy of the Lost Will dated December 13, 2005, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of ORETHA E. TAYLOR, deceased; relating to real and personal property, and directing that: X Letters Testamentary issue to VIREN CHARAN X Further relief sought (if any): That the Court issue an Order of Publication to JOHN DAVIS EVANS, if living, and if dead, to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of ORETHA TAYLOR, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. OCT 11 2012 Dated, Attested and Sealed, (L.S.) HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court BRIAN R. HEITNER, ESQ. Seltzer Sussman Habermann & Heitner LLP Attorneys for Petitioner 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 226 Jericho, New York 11753 (516) 935-3600
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Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE Borough President Helen Marshall has asked that any business owners whose business or commercial properties were seriously impacted by Superstorm Sandy call Melva Miller, director of economic development for the Office of the Queens Borough President at (718) 286-2655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz has started a collection of non-perishable food items, water, batteries, slightly-used clothing, blankets and used coats to be donated to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Items can be dropped off Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Koslowitz’s district office, 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. For information, call (718) 5448800 or email Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov. Horizons Club at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills will host “Belle Silverman, The Brooklyn Diva,” a program about the operatic soprano, presented by Tom Newby, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Temple, 71-11 112th St., Forest Hills. Newby, who has presented other lectures of both opera and musical theater, performs concerts as a singer and is active in community theater as a director and choreographer. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake. For information, call (718) 8998298.
Ride On: Parker Jewish Institute residents participated in the Parker Wheel for the Cure, a wheelchair relay in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Parker’s main building in New Hyde Park on Oct. 23. Residents raised upwards of $500 in the twohour event, all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
In order to provide assistance to New Yorkers in a time of urgent need, the NYPD has established a donation point at Resort World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica. The NYPD is seeking donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and clothing. For information, call the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau at (646) 610-5323 or email email@example.com. The New York Lottery announced the names of area Lottery players who claimed a winning ticket from one of the Lottery’s Live drawings and received a cash prize of $10,000 or more. Jorge Rodriguez of Jackson Heights won $10,000 on the Oct. 19 Win 4 drawing. Rodriguez’s winning ticket was purchased in Valley Stream. Hassan Husein of Maspeth won $69,304 on the Oct. 23 Take Five drawing. Husein’s winning ticket was purchased at Jaykay Convenience, 31-08 54th St., Woodside. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is partnering with the Ridgewood Older Adult Center this Thanksgiving to collect food for the needy. Residents can donate non-perishable food items at Crowley’s district office, located at 64-77 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. All donations will be dropped off at the Adult Center’s food pantry.
Operation Christmas Child will fill shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas and are asking for donations of shoe boxes filled with gifts at the following collection sites: Corona Bible Baptist Church, 99-11 57th Ave., Corona. Iglesia Bautista Canaan, 3908 104th St., Corona. Crystal Church of New York, 25-67 College Point Blvd., College Point. Corona Bible Baptist Church, 99-11 57th Ave., Corona. Additional collection areas can be found using the Zip Code locator at www.samaritanspurse.org. For information, call (800) 3535949. The New York Lottery announced the names of area Lottery players who claimed a winning scratch-off ticket and received a cash prize of $10,000 or more. Szczepan Malecki of Glendale won $10,000 on the $5,000,000 Multiplier scratch-off game. Malecki’s winning ticket was purchased at the Sal Gourmet Deli & Grill, 65-59 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Allison Dibenedetto of Whitestone won $10,000 on the $5, 000, 000 Cas h s c ratc h - o f f game. Dibenedetto’s winning ticket was purchased at Kuber Convenience, 24-16 149th St., Whitestone. Cecelia McClure of St. Albans won $888,888 on the Super 8’s scratch-off game. McClure’s winning ticket was purchased in Elmont. Jorge Avila, violin, and Douglas Keilitz, organ, will perform music by Bach, Handel, Massenet and Kreisler at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and his father, former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. recently marched in two Columbus Day parades, in Astoria and Manhattan, to pay tribute to the founding of America as well as their Italian roots. Pictured (from left) are NYPD Chief Joseph J. Esposito, Vallone Sr., actor Tony Lo Bianco and Vallone Jr. St. Josaphat’s Church, 210th Street and 35th Avenue in Bayside. For information call (718) 229-1663 or visit www.stjosaphatbayside.org. Victoria Shack graduated from NYU Dental School in June. A graduate of Cardozza High School, Shack is doing her residency at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing. Shack is the daughter of Stan Shack of Little Neck. Air Force Reserve Airman Andrew T. Spitzer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Spitzer is the son of Thierry Spitzer of Astoria and Salustia Sutter of Wantage, N.J., and is a 2009 graduate of Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst. Paola Heras of Woodside took part in an internship through SUNY Oswego’s ExperienceBased Education program. Heras, a sophomore public relations ma-
jor, interned in the college’s Office of Learning Services. Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish in Middle Village will hold auditions for its March 2013 production of “Godspell” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11 and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and Nov. 17 in the Parish Hall on 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road in Middle Village. The production is looking for people ages 16 through 30ish. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners are asked to bring sheet music in the desired key. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.maggieslittletheater.org. Juan Delaguarda of Jackson Heights won $10,000 on the New York Lottery’s Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 19. Delaguarda purchased the winning ticket at the Bagelman of Woodside, 56-02 31st Ave., Woodside. Send your people news to: Queens Focus, Queens Tribune 150-50 14th Rd. Whitestone, NY 11357
TECH TAKING CARE OF AGING PARENTS
It is human nature to want to take care of those we love. In fact, nearly 66 million Americans are caregivers, who spend about 19 hours a week caring for a loved one, according to the AARP. Many of those caregivers are looking after older parents who do not live with them. While helping aging parents with everything from financial management to health care decisions is difficult enough, the challenges grow if the parent lives alone, whether close by or in another state. Many members of the ‘sandwich generation’ - adults age 45 to 55 are taking care of their own children and their aging parents - are turning to technology to make their caregiving role easier. “This is an age group that’s comfortable with technology, and they’re used to employing it in their professional lives to solve problems,” says Geoffrey Nudd, CEO of ClearCare Online, a webbased service that facilitates com-
munication between consumers and professional caregivers. “They’re finding that it makes sense to bring in technologybased solutions when they’re facing particular challenges in caring for their aging loved ones.” Here are three tech tools that Americans are finding helpful when taking care of elderly parents: Home security systems - These systems, once relied on solely to keep bad guys out of a home, are serving an expanded function for caregivers. Provided through companies such as ADT, these monitoring systems can provide caregivers with a variety of information, including: * Users can receive a text message to their mobile device that lets them know when the front door opens. This can be useful for people taking care of parents with dementia, potentially alerting them if the parent might be wandering outside the house.
and pendant designs, and * Sensors placed on a mediprovide caregivers with incine cabinet can let users know formation on the wearer’s if the cabinet has been location. opened - or not. An unEven elderly parents who opened cabinet may mean a are independent enough to parent has forgotten to take continue driving can benefit needed medications. from GPS technology. Driv* Cameras in key areas of ing can be especially daunta home can live-stream an ing for older people who ofimage of what’s going on inten deal with age-related deside the room to any mobile ficiencies in reaction time and device. Caregivers can see if a eyesight. GPS technology can parent has fallen or is having help them safely navigate to a a scheduled meal. new destination, avoid traffic Homecare communicacongestion and even find altion systems - This new technology aims at facilitating Adults are turning to technolog y to care ternate directions when facfor aging parents. ing a detour on a familiar caregivers’ efforts to help aging parents remain indepen- ules and view reports on the sta- route. “Caring for those who need dent for as long as possible. Many tus of their parent’s in-home and more. Visit our help is a basic human inadult children turn to profes- care, sional home care agencies to as- www.clearcareonline.com to stinct,” says Lucy Andrews, RN, MS and Vice Chairman of the sist aging parents with non-medi- learn more. Personal response and GPS National Association for Home cal aspects of their care. ClearCare is an online software - Tracking devices such as C a r e , w h o u s e s C l e a r C a r e system that helps consumers stay Philips LifeLine and those that Online with families that she connected with the profession- use global positioning technol- works with, “Technology can ogy can help caregivers keep support and make it easier for als that aid their parents. Consumers as well as profes- track of an elderly parent wear- people to care for those they sional caregivers can use a mo- ing such a device. To preserve love, both at home and when bile device (such as a smart phone the wearer’s dignity, these de- they are far away from their loved or tablet) to access care sched- vices come in wristband, clip on ones.”
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Small Business Feels Brunt Of Damage
In western Queens, a waterfront view of Manhattan typically means more business. But, during Superstorm Sandy, the close proximity to the very view that once attracted so many customers was exactly what put several establishments at a higher risk for flooding. At Alewife NYC, a popular pub on 51st Avenue in Long Island City, the damage incurred by four feet of flooding caused an eight-day closure. “It was not a pretty picture,” owner Patrick Donagher said. “Our fridges and motors were damaged, the floor will need to be replaced and we still do not have power.” Despite the repairs needed, Donagher said he has been working to help storm victims in the Rockaways, Long Island and Staten Island. “What happened to our business is certainly unfortunate,
Photo courtesy of Alewife NYC
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Clouded Waterfront Views
“We need dairy, flour, but the important thing is coffee and all that kind of that we still have a roof over stuff,” Park said. “If it’s out, our heads. Many others do we can’t do regular businot,” Donagher said. ness.” Once the business reThe gas shortage has sumes operation, he said he not only hurt Bagel Time’s hopes to host multiple delivery, but it has directly events to help aid storm surimpacted their consumer vivors. base. Due to the presCurrently, he has ence of a gas station less launched an online than three blocks away on fundraiser for Alewife NYC Clintonville Street, the car at www.gofundme.com/ lines would clog up 14th alewifenychelp and continAvenue. in front of the ues to open for a few hours baker y. The gr idlock dur ing the evening to stopped regulars who still supplement the loss of inhave gas from accessing come. the streets surrounding Elsewhere in wester n the store. Queens, larger businesses “We had tons of people have also been working to complaining that they recover from the storm. Bagel Time owner Fred Park serves coffee at the Whitestone bakery. couldn’t come here beDue to a flooded lobby, While Sandy did not damage the store physically, the economic effects cause of the traffic mess. restaurant and business may be long-lasting. People don’t want to come center, the Wyndham Garout,” Park said. “I noticed den Hotel, located at 44-29 Since Sandy hit, the contributed to a perfect storm of a lot of people who work in 9th St. in Long Island City, anticipates being shut down for a Riverview has been unable to economically-harmful problems Whitestone couldn’t come beopen for business, leaving their for the small business located at cause of no public transportation month. in some areas and no gas either.” The closure of the 128-room routine staff of 25 to 30 employ- 150-51 14th Ave. “It’s not normal. There’s no Park said he hopes things rehotel that opened just seven ees out of work. Although the owner has been gas, no electricity, no food, no turn to normal very soon, so the months ago came as a shock for working hard to make repairs supplies,” he said. “For business store can make it through the difemployees. “We knew the storm was com- with the intent to reopen at the people like me, it’s completely ficult winter months. The Bagel Time owner said he uses the usuing, but we had no idea how end of next week, Riverview chaos.” The first sign of trouble after ally strong business between Ocmuch damage it would cause,” Event Coordinator Doris Nowillo said Jeffrey Reich-Hale, director Suda said many of their employ- the storm was a lack of food sup- tober and December to cover exof sales and marketing. “Much of ees have begun seeking other plies and a lack of available penses in January and February. funds, since the Chase Bank the “I just have to have patience,” our electrical equipment was means for work. “After Sandy, we had about store uses remained closed un- Park said. “I hope that New York damaged during the flood. We’re City gets back to what we were not happy about it, but it could two feet of flooding. All the til Thursday, Nov. 1. There was still some online two weeks ago so we can get fridges, food, liquor and Internet have been a lot worse.” To make up for the monetary was damaged,” Nowillo Suda banking available, but that did ready for Christmas.” loss, Reich-Hale said the hotel said. “It was devastating. I had not help when customhas opened its doors to FEMA to be honest with myself and my ers needed change for staff. We hate to see any of our their purchases. employees and their affiliates. “For business own“Being able to house FEMA employees go, but they have to has allowed us to keep some of do what is best for themselves.” ers, bank connection is As the restaurant nears its very important for daily our employees working,” ReichHale said. “Right now, we are reopening, Nowillo Suda said change. Cash managenowhere near being ready to she hopes the staff members ment was very important throughout this open to our regular transient will be able to return to work. “We don’t want anybody to week,” said Park. customers.” Since Bagel Time’s On any given month, Reich- forget about us,” Nowillo Suda Hale said the hotel earns any- said. “We want to send the mes- business is centered where from $400,000 to sage that we came back stron- on perishable goods, delivery troubles com$800,000 and employs a staff of ger than ever.” pounded the already 15 to 20 employees. slo we d-down sales. For the month-long closure, Perished Perishables The company who suphe said the hotel will not be able Although Bagel Time in plies Bagel Time ran to earn anywhere near the usual revenue mark, with only 10 em- Whitestone did not suffer any out of gas around the physical damage, the economic end of last week, makployees working. As the Wyndham is strug- effects of Superstorm Sandy ing distr i butions far gling to reopen at the full capac- may have long-lasting conse- more sporadic. As a result, supplies would ity, the Riverview Restaurant, quences for the business. Fred Park, the owner of Ba- start to run low or run After Sandy, Alewife NYC experienced located along the East River at 2-01 50th Ave., also faced simi- gel Time, felt that the lack of out on days without a four feet of flooding, prompting an eight-day closure. power, supplies and gas have all shipment. lar issues. Photo by Ira Cohen
By TRIBUNE STAFF Rampant flooding, gas shortages and power outages are inconvenient for anyone, but they are especially disastrous for small businesses. After ravaging the New York metropolitan area, Superstorm Sandy brought economic activity, at least briefly, to a stand still. As New York City inches toward normalcy, the numerous damages the stor m caused have burned deep holes in the wallets of small businesses across Queens. “Small businesses unfortunately bear the disproportionate brunt of lost economic activity,” said Comptroller John Liu. “The everyday goods and services provided by small businesses are the least likely to be postponed for a future date.” With gasoline scarce and power still out in some households, small businesses have found that their customer bases suddenly diminished. Liu said that as the region recovers from the storm, there will be an increase in consumer activity to match a pent up demand for goods. Businesses like restaurants, hotels and bars cannot necessarily make up for weeks of depressed demand, however.
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Queens Borough President Helen Marshall addresses Queens Interagency Council on the Aging’s 30th Legislative Forum at Borough Hall on Oct. 12. At left is State Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica, second from left). Senior citizens, service providers and elected officials attended the session on aging-related issues.
Major League Soccer recently teamed up with Metro Kids Soccer League for an awards ceremony celebrating the end of the soccer season in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More than 1,000 youth players were presented with trophies and awards, as well as soccer prizes donated by MLS.
Taiwanese Visit On Nov. 3, a delegation of legislators from Taiwan visited New York City to observe political campaigns prior to Election Day. The group was organized by LungFong Chen of Flushing and included Mark Ho, Taipei City Councilor, a member of the DPP Central Standing Committee; Wanchien Chang Liao, Taichung City Councilor; and Hung-Lu Chang, New Taipei City Councilor. The day’s program was planned by Michael Nussbaum, associate publisher of the Queens Tribune. The group met with State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and purchased needed supplies for residents of Howard Beach. The delegation also met for lunch with Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing), who discussed his experience as an Asian American elected official.
Queens Events Edited By Harley Benson
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Touring Queens Ken Adams, CEO of the Empire State Development Corp., toured Queens in October, visiting various cultural venues and meeting with Queens officials.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) recently spent time talking with recovery workers and residents of the Rockaways. Turner showed Secretary Napolitano the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy in the Rockaways and discussed the state of the recovery effort in Queens and the immediate needs of New York communities, including power, gas and medical supplies.
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Exhibit Brings New Life To Hall Of Science By JOE MA RVILLI Cultural connectivity may not seem like an important part of science. However, the “ReGeneration” exhibit r unning at the New York Hall of Science shows just how large of a role that factor plays. Presented in conjunction with Nor thern.Light s.mn, “ReGeneration” is an exhibit that uses ar t and science to show how cultural vitality connects to immigration, urbanization and sustainability.
Found on the lower level in the Central Pavilion, nine of the displays are enveloped by the tenth, an interactive cloud. Created by Living and SOFTlab, the “Common Weathers” project glows in response to text messages sent by attendees. Ricardo Miranda Zuniga’s project, “A Geography of Being,” uses various tools to help place attendees in the role of an undocumented youth. Kinetic sculptures, a graphic zine and a video game
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Kathleen and her son Danny McNulty (who once played the role of “Harle y” Keiner, Cor y Mat t he ws’ tor mentor, on t he ABC television show “Boy Meets World”) made me feel right at home. With the prompt arrival of my shepherd’s pie, we discussed the food and clothing There’s a place in Forest Hills drive s Irish Cot tage has held for where old Ireland never died, all those who have been ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. and a piping hot shepherd’s pie is always RESTAURANT Donations can still be dropped off at the reswaiting. taurant. Danny told me Irish Cottage Food & he had come back from Spirits has been in Arizona to help his Forest Hills for more mother prepare for the t ha n a half centur y, storm. It ended up serving up great tradiflooding her house in tional Irish food and Long Beach, Long IsAmerican favorites. land, though the famOn a chaotic Election ily Bible, quite miracuDay, I ducked into the quaint restaurant right off Aus- lously, remained dr y. The shepherd’s pie was one of tin Street to take in some tasty grub to fill me up for a long the richest and most filling meals night. I was greeted by Irish I’ve had in some time. Ground Cot tage’s proprietor, Kathleen beef, mashed potatoes, peas and M c N u l t y , w h o h a i l s f r o m carrots swirled together to create Donegal, Ireland. She recom- a t r u l y s a t i s f y i n g l u n c h . I mended a shepherd’s pie and drenched my shepherd’s in steak some soda bread. Without hesi- sauce and even dipped some soda tation, I took her recommenda- bread in the mashed potatoes (I’m not sure if they do that in Ireland tion. Hear ty, affordable food is what but I’m guessing they don’t). The Irish Cot tage is all about. In a shepherd’s pie is Irish Cot tage’s world of soulless chain restau- staple, but you should also try the rants, Irish Cottage is a wonder- pork chops, onion soup and ful blast from the past, where ev- chicken curr y. After I had devoured my meal, er yone knows your name and what you want to fill your stom- I thought of all the great things ach. Have a drink at the bar or Ireland has given the world: sit down in one of the many J a m e s J o y c e , w h i s k e y , S t . comfor table booths to devour an Patrick’s Day and so on. Add Irish breakfast or Gaelic chicken Irish Cot tage to the list. -Ross Barkan (the secret is the whiskey sauce).
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all help to show what life is like for those without a citizenship or visa. On a brighter note, “New York City Immigration Song” by Nick Yulma n is a musical experience unlike any other. The project transforms data about immigrant patterns into a composition. Each piano string moves from a country to the City, tracing the paths of immigrants. One of the more ar t ist ic ventures found is “99plus” by Shih Chieh Huang. Using materials found in local discount stores, Huang created a flower-like object that sways and spins in light wind. The representation is imagined as real life forms adapting to each other. Out of all the exhibits, “World’s
Fair 2.0” makes the most sense for NYSCI, as it was built for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Back in the present, Marisa Jahn and Stephanie Rothernberg worked with teenagers to re-envision the event as a celebration of people. While “World’s Fair 2.0” looks about 50 years into the past, “2049” shows what Scot t Kildall thinks the future will bring. The ar tist imagine s himself as a visitor from a future where resources are scarce, so he uses our garbage to bui ld t he imagi nar y dev ice s he needs. Also looking towards the future is the “Tomorrow 2.0” exhibit, created by Carl Skelton, Joe Fattorini and a group of high school students. Some of the ideas the stu-
dents came up with for a future Flushing Meadows Corona Park include a methane house and a lake built with multiple levels to combat flooding. A large group of collaborators led by Belgian biologist Angelo Vermeulen constructed “Biomo dd [N YC 4 ]” to show that the opposing forces of nature and technology can work together. The heat created by computers help the plants grow, while the plants cool the computers so they do not overheat. “ReGeneration” will run until January 13 and is free with the cost of admission. Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
Corona Man Debuts New Documentary By MEGAN MONTALVO As a child, Hai-Tao Wu had always struggled with attention deficit disorder. The condition, which causes impaired at tent ion and concentration, had led him to several bouts with treatment and therapy in his native home of Taiwan. Though his experience had been a draining one, Wu said it inspired him to create. “Struggling with ADD was definitely difficult,” Wu said. “But, it taught me to find the beauty in life and inspired me to give a voice to Hai-Tao Wu holds t wo aw ards “Heartland” won at the 2011 people’s stories through film.” Seeking to dive into the film Fingerlakes Film Festival. world, Wu moved to New York City in 2009 and enrolled in a me- lost their daughter and what they dia arts production program at the were doing to help others in their same situation, I knew I had to meet City Col lege of New York. While working on his thesis, he them.” Through tears, the Maynard came across an Iowa family who had lost their daughter to compli- family unveiled their struggle with cations with a hear t and lung con- the death of their daughter Erica Kate, who died after a hear t transdition. “Alt hough my medical condi- pla nt at the age of four. Despite the sorrow and loss of tion did not compare to what the family had gone through, I could their daughter’s life, her parents, not help but see similarities with Rich and Traci Maynard, worked their sto r y a nd my ow n,” Wu to help others facing similar difficulties by establishing the Erika said. With only two months before his Kate Foundation. “The family was so brave,” Wu thesis was due, Wu headed to Iowa to chronicle their lives in a shor t said. “Following their stor y was such an emotional experience.” film he titled “Hear tland.” After completing “Hear tland” “What this family had gone through was just incredible,” Wu in 2011, Wu used his newfound said. “When I heard of how they emotional connection to volunteer
with the Maynard family’s foundation. “I felt as if I were a member of their family,” Wu said. “I just wanted to be a par t of their cause to help others.” While volunteering with the Maynards, Wu also began the submission process for the film festival circuit. In addition to winning the Best Documentar y a nd Be st Picture awards at the 2011 Finger Lakes Film Festival, “Heartland” has also been selected to screen at the Big Apple Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival and upcoming Bronx Film Festival. “I kne w the Maynards’ story was ver y compel ling,” Wu said. “But, at the time, I had no idea how power ful it would be. It has just been amazing to have the oppor tunity to share it with so many people.” Looking to the future, Wu said he hope s to debut “Heartland” to a wide-release audience and is also considering re-editing the film into a feature. To view t he online trai ler for “Hear tland,” visit ht tps:// vimeo.com/24101244. For a sneak peek of the whole film, contact Wu via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach Reporter Megan Montalvo at (718) 357-7400 Ext. 128 or mmontalvo@ queenstribune.com.
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THEATER MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S Through November 10 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Queensborough Community College. 631-6311. LEARNED LADIES Through November 11 Gingerbread Players of St. Luke’s Church presents Moliere’s “Learned Ladies” at the church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. $12. 2687772. WE TELL THE STORY December 7 through 15 newly crafted evening of theatre at Queensborough Communit y College. 6316311.
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FLEA MARKETS OUTDOOR FLEA Saturdays and Sundays through November 25 94:30 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Jamaica. RUMMAGE SALE Sunday, November 11 10-3 Monday, November 12 912 at Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park. RUMMAGE SALE Wednesday, November 14 9-4 Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. FLEA MARKET Thursday and Friday, November 15, 16 pre-Thanksgiving flea market at noon at the East Elmhurst library.
MISCELLANEOUS FARMERS MARKET Fridays 8:30-4:00 at Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing. FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through November 17 8-4 at Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley Blvds.
TEENS CHESS CLUB Saturdays Flushing library at 2. LAPTOPS Mondays, November 12, 19, 26 at the Hollis library at 3. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays Douglaston/Little Neck library at 4. LAPTOPS Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at Hollis library at 3 and Arverne library at 4. FUN WITH FABRIC Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Douglaston library. Register. COLLEGE PREP Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Far Rockaway library. 327-2549 to register. MANGA Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Baisley Park library at 4. LIC CHESS CLUB Tuesdays LIC library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesdays Windsor Park library at 4. TOTE BAGS Wednesday, November 14 at the LIC library at 4. FREE SAT/ACT Wednesday, November 14 a t t h e B r i a r w o o d l i b ra r y. 800-273-8439 to register. COVER LETTERS Wednesday, November 14 at the LIC library. Register. DOLL MAKING Wednesday, November 14 a t t h e Wo o d s i d e l i b ra r y. Register. WATERCOLOR Wednesday, November 14 at the Windsor Park library. Register. RESUME HELP Wednesdays at 3 at the Arverne library. GAME DAY Wednesdays St. Albans library at 4 and the Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, November 15, 22, 29 at the Seaside library at 5:30. LAPTOPS Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Hollis library at 3. FUN WITH FABRIC Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Douglaston library. Register. FREE SAT/ACT Thursday, November 15 at the Briarwood library. 800273-8439. TEEN THURSDAYS T h u r s d ay s B ay Te r ra c e l i brary at 3. CHESS CLUB Thursdays intermediate level at the East Flushing library at 5. Sunnyside library at 5.
BOOK TALK Friday, November 16 “Chomp” discussed at the Douglaston librar y. Register. BOOK BUDDIES Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 at the Bayside and Fresh Meadow libraries at 4. HAPPY HOUR Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 Flushing library at 4. WII GAME DAYS Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 at the Poppenhusen library at 4. WII FRIDAYS Fridays at the Hollis library at 3:30. GAME DAY Fridays Woodhaven library at 4:30 and the Windsor Park library at 4. PRACTICE SAT Saturday, November 17 at the Steinway or Ridgewood librar y. 800-273-8439. JAPANESE MONSTERS Saturday, November 17 at the Flushing library at 2. OPEN MIC Sunday, November 18 at the Central library at 2.
TALKS FREELANCING Saturday, November 10 Earning a Full-Time Living as a Freelancer at 3 at the Steinway library. ED UNDER FIRE Saturday, November 10 documentary at 4 at the Flushing library. GAZING THRU TIME Sunday, November 11 “Gazing Through Time: Portraits at King Manor: at 3. Free. 206-0545, ext. 13. SEASIDE BOOK CLUB Monday, November 12 “Remains of the Day.” 5:30 at the Seaside library. KOREAN BOOK CLUB Monday, November 12 at the McGoldrick library at 1. FOREIGN DEGREE Tuesday, November 13 at 6 at the Flushing library. Maki n g Yo u r F o re i g n D e g re e Count in the US. HILLCREST Tu e s d a y, N o ve m b e r 1 3 “The Sense of an Ending” discussed at 3 at the Hillcrest library. POPPENHUSEN Wednesday, November 14 “Interventions: A Life in War and Peace” discussed at the Poppenhusen library at 2. EX-INCARCERATED Saturday, November 17 Coming Home WISE (Working, Informed, Supported, and Educated) at the Central library at 2.
YOUTH CRAFT TIME Thursday, November 15 Howard Beach library at 3:30. BOOK BUDDIES Thursday, November 15 South Jamaica library at 3:30. PRESCHOOL SCIENCE Thursday, November 15 Central library. Register. THANKSGIVING CRAFT Thursday, November 15 at t h e W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b ra r y. Register. OPTICAL ILLUSIONS Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 at the Kew Gardens Hills library. PING PONG… Every Thursday ping pong, board games and coloring at the Seaside library at 4. ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB Thursdays at the Seaside library. Register.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 Ozone Park library at 4. VIDEO/BOARD GAMES Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 at the Rochdale Village library at 4:30. TIGER TOTS Fridays, November 16, 30 kung fu at the Briarwood library. Register. TODDLER MATH Friday, November 16 at the Rego Park librar y. Register. THANKSGIVING CRAFT Friday, November 16 at the Briarwood library at 4. SCRATCH LEVEL 2 Friday, November 16 at the Central library at 4. GET CRAFTY Friday, November 16 at the Glendale library at 4. THANKSGIVING CRAFT Friday, November 16 at the McGoldrick library at 5.
MEETINGS GARDENING CLUB Saturdays in the Steinway library court yard at 4. TABLE TENNIS CLUB Mondays, November 12, 19, 26 Seaside library at 1:30. AMER. LEGION Mondays, November 12, December 10 American Legion Post 510 at St. Robert Bellamine in Bayside Hills. 428-2895. CATHOLIC VETS Mondays, November 12, December 10 American Mart yrs Catholic War Veterans Post 1772 in Bayside. 468-9351. VFW 4787 Mondays, November 12, 26, December 10, 24 VFW Post 4787 meets at 19-12 149 th Street, Whitestone at 8. 7460540. COME WRITE IN Tuesdays, November 13, 20 Pomonok library at 5. ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS Tuesday, November 13 the Queens Count y Chapter of the International Association of administrative Professionals meet in bayside. 3577887. TELE. PIONEERS Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , December 11 Te l e p h o n e Pioneers of America meet in College Point. 463-4535. COMM. BD. 9 Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , December 11 Communit y Board 9 meeting at 7:45. 286-2686 for location. LIONS CLUB Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , December 11 Lions Club of Ravenswood at 6:30 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-
01 21 st Avenue, Astoria. SEASIDE WRITING Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 Seaside library at 1. TRAVEL CLUB Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at 3:15 at the Seaside library. SCRIBBLER’S SALON Thursdays, November 15, 29 discuss the craft of narrative at 6 Central library. MEN’S PRIDE GROUP Thursdays, November 15, December 6, 20 Queens Pride House Men’s group 79. 429-5309. DEMOCRATS MEET Thursdays, November 15, December 20 the FDR Democrats meet at the Chabad Center, 212-12 26th Avenue, Bayside. 460-8285. AFRO-AMER. CORVETTE Thursdays, November 15, December 20 the National Afro-American Corvette Club meets at Roy Wilkins Park, 177-01 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica at 7:30. 347-7440819. WOMEN’S GROUP Fridays Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. 461-3193. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, November 17, 24, December 1, 15, 22 learn how to communicate effectively from 10-12 at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-7488290. P-FLAG Sundays, November 18, December 16 P-Flag, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays meet in Forest Hills. 271-6663.
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HOMEWORK HELP McGoldrick library. Call for hours and days. CRAFT KIDS Mondays at the Flushing library at 3. SLIME TIME Tu e s d a y, N o ve m b e r 1 3 Briarwood library. Register. MANGA Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Baisley Park library at 4. READ TO A DOG Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the North Hills library. Register. GO GREEN ANIMAL Tuesday, November 13 a t the Sunnyside library at 4. HEALTHY THANKSGIVING Tuesday, November 13 at the Central library at 4:30. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at 11:30 at the Glen Oaks library. FUN WITH FABRIC Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Douglaston library. Register. ARTS & CRAFTS Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at the Auburndale library at 4. CRAFTIVITIES Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at the East Flushing library at 4. READING FOR FUN Wednesdays, November 14, 21 at the Laurelton library at 5. PRESCHOOL CRAFT Wednesdays, November 14, 28 at the Windsor Park library. Register. THANKSGIVING CRAFT Wednesday, November 14 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3:30. BUGS AS PETS Wednesday, November 14 at the Ozone Park library at 3:30 and the South Ozone Park library at 5:30. TOTE BAG Wednesday, November 14 at the LIC library at 4. HEALTH & SCIENCE Wednesday, November 14 McGoldrick library at 5. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, November 15, 22, 29 at the Seaside library at 5:30. FUN WITH FABRIC Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Douglaston library. Register. KIDS ZUMBA Thursday, November 15 at the Seaside library at 3:30. CREATE YOUR STORIES Thursday, November 15 Central library. Register. FAMILY STORYTIMES Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Bay Terrace library at 11:30.
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Queens Today EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS JOB SEARCH Saturday, November 10 Far Rockaway library at noon. START UP! Saturdays, November 10, 17, 24 business plan competition at the Central library at 11. MICROSOFT EXCEL Saturday, November 10 at the Central library. Register.
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SENIORS DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mondays Lunch, lesson and c o n ge n i a l p l ay. P r i d e o f Judea. 423-6200. STAY WELL Mondays at the Central library at 10 and Wednesdays at 10:15 at the East Elmhurst librar y. Learn how special exercise and relaxation techniques make a difference in your life. BASIC COMPUTER Tu e s d ay s , N ove m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the South Ozone Park library at 10. AARP 4158 Tuesday, November 13 the North Flushing chapter AARP at noon at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Avenue, Flushing. FAIRWAY SHOPPING Tuesday s free transportation to and from courtesy Hollis Court Bd. Of Directors. Pickup and drop off on the corner of 213 th Street and 73rd Avenue at 10:30 for 1.5 hours shopping. CAREGIVERS Tuesdays Caregivers Support group at 3:30-4:30 Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26tn: th Avenue, Bayside. 631-1886. STARS Wednesdays Senior Theatre Acting Repertory at the Hollis library at 11:15. BRIDGE Wednesdays Reform Temple of Forest Hills. 2612900. ZUMBA GOLD Thursday, November 15 at the Hollis and Woodhaven libraries. Register STAR PERFORMS Friday, November 16 at noon at the Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose. Senior Theater Acting Repertory performs drama, music and comedy selections. STARS Fridays Senior Theater Acting Repertory at the Queens Village library at 11. FREE LUNCH Saturdays, November 17, December 15 All Saints Church in Richmond Hill. 849-2352 reservations.
WORD Saturday, November 10 Central library. Register. INTRO COMPUTERS Mondays, November 12, 26 at the Fresh Meadows library at 10:30. METRIX Monday, November 12 at the Ar verne library. Monday, November 19 at the LIC and Central libraries. Register. Free online training through Metrix. EVENING CRAFTS Mondays, November 12, 19, 26 at the Fresh Meadows library at 6. DRAWING CLASS Mondays National Art League in Douglaston. 3610628. KNIT & CROCHET Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Auburndale library at 2 and the Windsor Park library at 2. JOB READINESS Tu e s d ay s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 at the Woodside library at 6. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesday, November 13 at the Flushing library at 10. SMALL BUSINESS Tuesday, November 13 at t he Central librar y. Register. CONVERSATION CLUB Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at the Seaside library at 5:30. INTERVIEW SKILLS Wednesday, November 14 at the Central library t 10. INTRO POWERPOINT Wednesday, November 14 at the Pomonok library. Register. CANNING/PRESERVING Wednesday, November 14 at the Sunnyside and Woodside libraries. Register. COVER LETTERS Wednesday, November 14 at the LIC library. Register. BEADING 102 Wednesday, November 14 Flushing library. Register. POTTERY CLASS Wednesday, November 14 Howard Beach. Register. JEWELRY ART Wednesday, November 14 at the North Forest Park library. Register. DOLL MAKING Wednesday, November 14 Woodside library at 3:30. OFFICE SUITE Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at the Far Rockaway library at 5. ONLINE JOB APPLICATION Wednesday, November 14 Central library. Register. COMPUTER BASICS Wednesdays, November 14,
21 at 10:30 at the Arverne library. KNIT & CROCHET Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 at the South Ozone Park library at 1. WATERCOLOR Wednesdays all techniques and subjects at the National Art League.969-1128. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Thursdays, November 15, 22, 29 at the Seaside library at 5:30. COMPUTER TUTORING Thursdays, November 15, 29 computer tutoring with NY Cares at the Woodside library. Register. MICROSOFT OFFICE Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Arverne library at 10:30. MOCK INTERVIEWS Thursdays, November 15, 22 at the Central librar y. 990-5148. COMPUTER QUICK TIPS Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Central library at 12:15. MEDITATION Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Bellerose library at 5:30. BUSINESS CARDS Thursday, November 15 at t he Central librar y. Register, VETS JOB SEARCH Thursday, November 15 at the Far Rockaway library at 1:30. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKET Thursday, November 15 at the Flushing library at 6. MICROSOFT OFFICE Thursday, November 15 at the Arverne library at 10:30. DOLL MAKING Thursday, November 15 at the Arverne library at 5. ENGLISH CONVERSATION Fridays, November 16, 23, 30 at the Windsor Park librar y. Register. METRIX LEARNING Fridays, November 16, 30 at t h e C e n t ra l l i b ra r y. F re e online training through Metrix. Register. RESUME WRITING Friday, November 16 at the Arverne library at 1. INTRO EMAIL Friday, November 16 at the Central library. Register. POWERPOINT Saturday, November 17 Central library. Register. METRIX ORIENTATION Saturday, November 17 Far Rockaway library at noon. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, November 17, 24 public speaking and effective communication at Elmhurst Hospital. 646-7488290 information.
ENTERTAINMENT CHESS Tuesdays 4:30 Rosedale library and 4 at LIC library. SOUTH ASIA ON FILM Wednesdays through April 25 at 4:30 at the GodwinTe r n b a c h Museum at Queens College. 997-4747 for titles and other info. GAME DAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven library. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. 4 HAND PIANO Saturday, November 17 at the Flushing library at 2. CLASSICAL CONCERT Saturday, November 17 at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. CABARET Saturday, November 17 at the Fresh Meadows library at 2:30. ASTORIA CHOIR Saturday, November 17 at 8 a t Tr i n i t y L u t h e r a n Church, 31-18 37 th Street, Astoria.917-460-4289. MAGNIFICAT Saturday, November 17 Forest Hills Choir performs The Magnificat and other seasonal works at 4 at Church in the Gardens in Forest Hills. 894-2178 ticket information. $20, $15 seniors, students. ROB SCHNEIDER Saturday, November 17 at Queensborough Communit y College. 6316311. SAXOPHONE QUARTET Saturday, November 17 at the Flushing library at 5. LUNA NEGRA DANCE November 17, 18 at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. BROADWAY’S ELITE Sunday, November 18 at Queensborough Communit y College. 631-6311. BELLY DANCE Sunday, November 18 belly dance workshop at Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700. ARAB MUSIC & DANCE Sunday, November 18 at F l u s h i n g To w n H a l l . 4 6 3 7700. FH SYMPHONY Sunday, November 18 the Forest Hills Symphony performs at the Forest Hills Jewish Center at 2. 894-2178 ticket information. OPEN MIC Sunday, November 18 at the Central library at 2. STAMP SHOW Sundays, November 18, December 16 Bayside Stamp Show at the Ramada Hotel, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside from 10-4:30. Free admission and parking. 645-7659.
WAITANKUNG Sundays at 2. Total-body workout. Flushing Hospital/ Medical Center. Free. Jimmy 7-10pm 347-2156. TAI CHI Mondays and Thursdays at 11 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1695. $5. RELAX/MEDITATION TIME Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 20, 27 relaxation and meditation time at 5:30 at the Seaside librar y. ALZHEIMERS Tu e s d a y s , N o ve m b e r 1 3 , 27, December 11 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237. MS Tuesdays, November 13, 27 National Multiple Sclerosis Societ y support group at 1 at the Howard Beach library. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Tuesdays Western Queens Caregiver Network in Sunnyside. 5:30-6:30. 7846173, ext. 431. Also, 3:304:30 Selfhelp Clearview Sen i o r C e n t e r , 2 0 8 - 1 1 2 6 th Avenue, Bayside. 631-1886. Va r i o u s s e r v i c e s a t t h e Queens Communit y House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. 268-5960, ext. 226. AUTISM Tuesdays Qualit y Ser vices for the Autism Communit y holds workshops for families and friends of autistic children and adults. 7-AUTISM, ext. 1219. DAY TOP Tuesdays support for family and friends of those affected by substance abuse. 1-8002Daytop. INTRO YOGA Wednesdays, November 14, 21 at the Astoria librar y. Register. WELL SPOUSES Wednesdays, November 14, December 12 well spouses or partners of the chronically ill and disabled meet at St. Charles Rehab Center in Albertson at 7. 516-8298740. OA Wednesdays Overeaters Anonymous at the Howard Beach library at 11. MEDITATION Thursdays, November 15, 29 at the Bellerose library at 5:30. RECOVERY INT. Thursdays, November 15, 29 Recovery International meets at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. CO-DEPENDENTS ANON. Fridays 10-11:45 at Resurrection Ascension Pastor a l C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st Road, Rego Park. Women only.
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COLOMBIA-BRAZIL Through December 9 celebration of Carnival traditions at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside. 729-3880. MOVING IMAGE Through December 30 “See It Big” films. Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. 412. Adults. 7776800. WORLD CASINO 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. Free admission. STORY TELLING Saturday, November 10 native American storytelling workshop at Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700. LATIN MUSIC Saturday, November 10 at F l u s h i n g To w n H a l l . 4 6 3 7700. BANGLADESHI AUTHOR Saturday, November 10 celebration in honor of Humayun at 2 at the Central library. OLDIES Saturday, November 10 at the Flushing library at 2. AMERICAN ART 1920-1960 Saturday, November 10 at the Forest Hills library at 2:30. DEEPAVALI Saturday, November 10 Indian Festival of Lights at the Jackson Heights library at 2:30. GREEN FILM Saturday, November 10 “Vegucated” shown at 3 at the Broadway library. LIVE JAZZ & R&B Sundays, November 11, 18, 25 live jazz and r&b 6-10 at Déjà vu, 180-25 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. OPEN MIC POETRY Mondays, November 12, December 10 at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows at 7:30. SALSA Mondays Resorts World Casino holds Monday Night Salsa events. Lessons 7:30. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone ark. 215-2828. Free. RACE Tuesday, November 13 the movie “Race” will be shown at Flushing Town Hall. 4637700. BINGO Tu e s d ay s 7 : 1 5 A m e r i c a n Mart yrs Church in Bayside. 4 6 4 - 4 5 8 2 . Tu e s d ay s 7 : 1 5 (doors open 6) Rego Park J e w i s h C e n t e r . 4 5 9 -1 0 0 0 . $3 admission includes 12 games. SCRABBLE Tuesdays Fresh Meadows library at 1 and East Flushing library at 3:30.
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Making it Work A Jamaica High School graduate, Mizz Dada, began her modeling career as a summer job. Now studying dental hygiene at City Tech University, this beauty hopes that career is a plan B to a fulltime modeling 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.” 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.” 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.”
SPLIT PERSONALITY: Trib photographer Ira Cohen and Mitik the walrus pup at the Coney Island Aquarium.
I Am The Walrus
The resemblance is just shocking. Pictured side-by-side are photos of our beloved QConf photographer Ira Cohen and the newborn orphan walrus pup Mitik at Coney Island. Thankfully, both weathered the Superstorm devastation and are doing fine. Sandy may have dampened our shores, but she could not dampen our spirits. Goo goo g’joob.
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One of the victims of last week’s Superstorm Sandy was the “Welcome to Whitestone” sign that sits at the intersection of 149th Street, 14th Avenue and the Cross Island Parkway. While parts of Whitestone went without power for a few days after the storm – the QConf offices were thankfully unaffected – and we know there will always be a warm welcome for all visitors to
Get To Walking As he toured Sandyaffected areas of Queens in his new district, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel offered a QConf reporter a lift to a different section of the neighborhood to check out the damage with State Sen. Tony Avella. Unfortunately, once they got to the new area, Israel had to run to another important event soon afterwards, leaving the intrepid reporter two miles from his car and stranded in Glen Oaks. Luckily, he had his walking shoes on!
Brazilian model and New York City resident Nana Gouvea chose an usual backdrop for her most recent photo shoot – the wreckage left behind by Superstorm Sandy. Last week, the model took to the streets of New York to pose seductively with downed trees and destroyed cars, EGO reported. Many internet users were upset by the model’s blatant lack of respect for the climbing death toll and the millions of families who suffered massive property losses as a result of the storm. Gouvea’s comments on the photo shoot did not exactly help. In an interview with EGO, she spoke about how much she loves
Nana Gouvea & superstorm hurricanes, saying they give her an opportunity to spend more quality time with her husband, who just so happens to be the photographer.
Confidentially, New York . . .
A New Arrival! Baby Ulrich is here! Councilman Eric Ulrich and his wife Yadira welcomed Lily Ulrich into the world on Halloween at 7:42 p.m. She weighs 7 lbs. and 10 oz. Both the mom and baby are doing well. The Ulrich family thanks everyone for their prayers and wellwishes.
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