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We Thank You For Your Service Twelve years ago, Queens welcomed Helen Marshall as its Borough President, and the City Council welcomed Leroy Comrie, James Gennaro and Peter Vallone Jr. into its ranks. Now, as these four individuals are set to leave office, we look back at their careers to honor their service, their dedication and their commitment to Queens.
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Table of Contents Helen Marshall.....................Pages 4-6 Leroy Comrie .....................Pages 8-12 James Gennaro ................Pages 14-18 Peter Vallone Jr. ...............Pages 20-23 Looking to the Future ............. Page 24 Trib Pix ................................... Page 26
This Weekâ€™s Tribune Deadline ................................ Page 31 Edit & Letters .......................... Page 32 News ...............................Pages 33-41 Leisure ................................... Page 43 Queens Today ........................ Page 45 QConfidential ........................ Page 58
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12 Years as Queens BP Remembered By Luis Gronda Staff Writer
Marshall will finish out her last term as the 18th Queens Borough President on Dec. 31st, completing more than a decade of service as the cheerleader of the Borough. She was elected in 2001, netting 68 percent of the vote that year. Marshall will be succeeded by Melinda Katz, former City Councilmember and State Assemblymember. Before becoming BP, Marshall served in the City Council from 1991 to 2001, representing the 21st Council District that covers Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights. While in the Council, she founded the Higher Education committee and fought against the privatization of remedial programs at CUNY. Her involvement in community started before she was an elected official. She was an activist in her native East Elmhurst neighborhood. She advocated for youth programs, libraries and economic development. She was also a parent activist in the public school system for 15 years and a member of Community Board 3 for 13 years. Marshall backed the upgrading
and expansion of every library in her district and restored funding that rebuilt a children’s clinic in Corona. She also led the protest to prevent the sale of the Elmhurst and Queens Hospital centers and gave funding for two senior centers and vans to transport the elderly. “Helen has brought a unique, very human perspective to the office that resonates in everything she does,” Alexandra Rosa, Marshall’s chief of staff, said. The work she did for libraries and children continued when she took over for Claire Shulman, and perhaps is what she will be most remembered for during her time as BP. Over the last 12 years, she has secured more than $132 million for expansions and additions to libraries, as well as building new libraries and technology improvements for those facilities. Examples of her work include allocating more than $23 million for a new library branch in Far Rockaway, providing $16 million to create a Children’s Discovery Center at the Central Library in Jamaica and
Marshall, at a presentation of a $50,000 check to the Langston Hughes Library in 2006, from u.s. rep. Joseph Crowley. Marshall provided more funding to libraries in Queens than in the other four Boroughs combined.
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The 12 years Helen Marshall spent as Queens Borough President will have an impact much longer than the three terms she served.
Borough President Helen Marshall receives a plaque from Tribune publisher Michael nussbaum at a reception last week at Vivaldi restaurant in Bayside.
founding the Langston Hughes library in Corona. “Helen has a great mix of passion and compassion,” said Dan Andrews, Marshall’s press officer. “She’s been heavily involved in issues that do not attract a lot of attention.” Marshall also helped ensure more than 90,000 new seats for schools in the Borough. This work was done through “war room” meetings she held with school and elected officials in Queens. She also funded more than $63 million to the CUNY institutions in the Borough: Queens College, Queensborough Community College and York College. Marshall has secured more money for libraries than the City’s other borough presidents combined, according to the Center for an Urban Future. Because of her heavy involvement in libraries, Marshall received the Daniel Casey Library Award in 2005. She has also funded cultural programs and institutions in the Borough with more than $117 million of discretionary money used during her time as BP. Marshall founded a task force on sexual abuse and domestic violence, which was expanded to include child maltreatment and elder abuse. Additionally, she created the annual pride celebration at Borough Hall. This celebration is now a yearly event. A recent project she has worked on is the Forum at Borough Hall. It is a new location at Borough Hall,
designed for hosting community meetings and events at their headquarters in Kew Gardens. The project was fully funded by Marshall and provides a convenient area for residents to gather for events. Earlier this month, Marshall sat down with the Queens Tribune editorial board to reminisce on her time in office, all of her accomplishments and the future of the Borough. When asked about her proudest achievement as BP, Marshall said creating the Queens General Assembly was one of her best moments. The Assembly is a center that streamlines understanding and cross-cultural exchanges for the many ethnic groups that exist in the Borough. Marshall said the different groups in Queens needed a place to meet and exchange ideas. It provided an avenue for these people to discuss issues affecting their neighborhood and the whole Borough. She said the Assembly was like the United Nations, as it brought people of many backgrounds together in one room. “This is the most multi-ethnic county in the United States of America,” she said. Another highlight of her civic career she mentioned was the establishment of the Higher Education Committee while in the Council. This committee focuses on the City’s universities and has continued to have a positive effect on Queens and the rest of the Continued on page 6
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Continued from page 4 City, according to Marshall. She said she wanted to provide kids who come to New York from other countries a chance to go to college and get a degree that will lead to success in whichever field they choose. Establishing this committee allowed them to break down the barriers for these children. “What good does it do to say ‘no, you can’t do this?’” she said. “We want you to be educated.” When asked how Queens has changed over the years, she said many of the residents are more welcoming to each other now. “The Borough is a much friendlier place now,” Marshall said. “We are the people’s entrance to the United States.” She was also very complementary towards her replacement, Melinda Katz. Marshall publicly supported her campaign and said she is ready and able to take over for her, because of her past experience in public office, including being in the City Council and working under Shulman before that. “She’s smart and I like her,” Marshall said. To help prepare Katz for her
transition to office, Marshall and her staff created a 135-page transition book highlighting everything there is to know about being Borough President and the many issues going on in Queens. The book has about 65 to 70 images and graphs to enhance what is written in the guide book. Many people who have worked alongside Marshall, and have known her for a long time, had some complementary words for the outgoing Borough President. Barry Grodenchik, the Deputy Borough President and Director of Community Boards, said she had a tremendous career and she has helped a lot of people during her tenure. He said she will be remembered by how much she gave towards libraries and how much she helped children while in public office. “Her legacy is going to be her dedication as somebody who talked to the young people of the county,” Grodenchik said. “Nobody else in the history of New York City has pumped more money as a county executive than Helen Marshall did into libraries.” Katz said Marshall has given her plenty of advice as she enters
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Marshall behind her desk at Borough Hall earlier this month. her new position, including how to create goals while in office and how to accomplish those goals going forward. She added she will always be remembered for her 30 years of public service “I think it’s a great legacy to leave and I wish her well,” she said. Marshall said she has not stopped working for about 70 years. She said she started when she was
around 14-years-old and is now 83-years-old, and is looking forward to settling down and relaxing. Although she was not specific on what her plans are after she leaves office, Marshall did say she will continue to live in Queens because it is the Borough that she loves. “I’m going to say I miss it and I’m glad I’m missing it,” she said jokingly. “I’m not going to be a slave to my schedule.”
Congratulations to Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Council Members Peter Vallone Jr., Leroy Comrie and James Gennaro for their many years of outstanding public service to the Borough of Queens and the City of New York!
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LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office
“He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as a leader who fought for a community which he believes has often been swept under the rug. Since he took office in 2002, the fruits of his labor have been visible – crime is down, the unemployment and foreclosure rates have dramatically decreased and parks have been restored to their original beauty. Under Comrie’s leadership, the economic conditions of
his district have greatly improved and the opportunities for community residents have grown. It has always been particularly important for Comrie, a Southeast Queens native and Jamaica High School alum, to ensure that the quality of life in his district is the best that it can be. “There were definitely times I had to go bang on the table and let people know that I thought we weren’t getting our fair share,” Comrie said. “We still have deep pockets of poverty and major
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BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer
Councilman Leroy Comrie received a plaque for his service from Tribune publisher Michael Nussbaum last week at a reception at Vivaldi Restaurant in Bayside. needs. People would see well-kept lawns and think that everything is okay, but it’s not so.” Among his many accomplishments, Comrie secured millions of dollars in capital funding for schools in District 27. The funding went toward upgrading libraries, building computer and science labs, establishing Internet con-
nectivity, building or upgrading playgrounds and upgrading gyms and auditoriums. In an effort to relieve overcrowding, Comrie also fought to bring a new school to his district, which is in the process of being built on 198th Street in St. Albans. Under his guidance, the district (Continuned on page 10)
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(Continuned from page 8) has also seen an influx of new businesses and investment opportunities. In 2011, the City Council approved the rezoning of Downtown Jamaica, which rezoned 368 blocks in Community Board 12 and 8. Subsequently, affordable housing units, restaurants, stores, businesses and hotels have made their way to a community in need. “I’m proud of being able to start an economic realm,” Comrie said. “We worked hard to create opportunities for businesses.” Although the Councilman is proud of bringing several new resources into his community, he said that his biggest accomplishment can be seen right in his office. “I think my greatest accomplishment was all of the people that have interned in this office and moved on to other opportunities,” Comrie said. “We were able to influence so many of them to be in government and to want to be participatory in government as well. We interned well over 500 people that had the opportunity to come into this office and understand how we service them.”
When walking the streets of District 27, many of Comrie’s constituents can point out the Councilman’s tangible accomplishments. But when asked what he hopes his lasting legacy will be after 12 years in office, Comrie believes it was opening a better line of communication between his residents and City government. “[I hope my lasting legacy will be that] I focused on being responsive to people’s needs and that I helped people understand that government is something that is accessible to people – they should aspire to be more active to ensure things happen,” he said. “I think that my largest legacy is that we were able to show people how to get things done and show them how they can get things done as well.” Those closest to him echoed similar sentiments. “The 12 years of my dad being in City Council has been productive. He’s done an amazing job – not just as a City Council member, but as a father. He’s been in public service for as long as I can remember. It really speaks to his character. Not just what he does,
Comrie was the first City Councilman to strongly come out against the use of racial slurs within the Black community.
but how he does it,” said his daughter, Liana Comrie. “There are so many things that my dad has done in such a short amount of time. Twelve years does sound like a long time, but it really just flew by. He’s done a lot not just for Queens, but the City in general and I think that’s something he is going to be remembered for.” “Leroy Comrie has always served the truth and not opinion,” said Comrie’s former Chief of Staff, Joseph Goldbloom. “He
always did what he thought was right—no matter the consequences. And he had the gift of making government altogether sincere in its contact with the people.” “He’s done great work in the community and I just want to be able to enhance that in whatever what I can. Hopefully, I can be as successful as he was,” said Miller, his successor in City Council. “The people really recognize him as a really fantastic leader who has some really big shoes to be filled. (Continuned on page 12)
To my colleagues in government; Borough President Helen Marshall and Council Members Leroy Comrie, Peter Vallone Jr. and James Gennaro. It has been an honor for me to serve with you. I wish you health, happiness and tremendous future success. Thank you for your dedicated service to Queens.
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Comrie stands with comedian Bill Cosby. (Continuned from page 10) I’ve had the honor and the privilege to work with him his entire 12 years in office. I’m privileged and proud to be his friend and to know him.” Though Comrie knows there will be a lot that he will miss about being representing the 27th Council District, he said the thing he will miss most is debating and coming up with solutions with his fellow councilmembers. “There’s a lot to miss. I think the thing that I will probably miss the most is working with my collegues at City Hall – arguing about issues and coming up with solutions,” he said. “As part of my time in City Council, I was able to impact a lot of major things.” He enjoyed working on problems so much so that when asked what his most memorable moment in City Counil was, he said it was being able to pass the first budget. “I think my most fondest memory is when we sat down as a group of legislators and had a four-hour argument about what the future of the City would be. But it was focused, deliberative [and] it was cordial,” he said. “It was loud and heated at times but we needed to come to an agreement on what we needed to do to move the City forward and we realized that the only way we could do it was raise the revenue base [by raising taxes].” Looking back at his three terms in City Council, a term-limited Comrie said he does not wish he had done anything differently. While he has helped stimulate the economy, he admits that there is room for improvement in District 27. “I’m never satisfied, but I’ve done a lot to make sure that op-
portunities are better. A lot of the things we wanted to achieve we did and there are other things that as you move forward, you still want to do,” he said. “My biggest thing that I would have liked to see done is to have another community center on the eastern end of my district.” “[What] we need to do is continue to improve transportation for the area [and] improve opportunities for people to get housing,” he added. “We need to continue to work in keeping the community clean and finding ways to create more business opportunities to get people to invest directly into the community.” His constituents need not worry, however. No matter what Comrie’s next move is, Southeast Queens residents can rest assured that he will continue to fight for the community that has embraced him for more than a decade. “We have done a lot in my time just in City Council and being able to impact the City on a Citywide basis is something that I’ll definitely miss in an elected role, but I know whatever I do, I’ll make sure my opinions and opportunities to work on those issues still remains,” Comrie said. “I’m not going to say goodbye because I’m not going away,” he added. “I will just say that it’s been and honor and a privilege for me to serve as a councilmember. I am going to stay committed in making sure that the 27th Council District is the best Council district in Queens and I will be working with people to do whatever I can do ensure that this district continues to get everything it needs and more.” Reach Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org or @ nkozikowska
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James Gennaro BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer
Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier lives. In the last 12 years, the Councilman has done more than any other to improve the quality of New York City’s air, water and land, setting the five boroughs on a more green path. While helping the City environmentally has been one of his top priorities, Gennaro has also been a good councilman for his district, supporting and improving his community.
One of Gennaro’s furthestreaching and most significant pieces of legislation was just signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week. That bill changed the smoking age in New York City from 18 to 21. For Gennaro, the incentive behind his multi-year push for the age increase came from a personal loss. “My mother died of lung can-
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Councilman James Gennaro receives a plaque from Tribune publisher, Michael Nussbaum, in honor of his 12 years of service.
cer. My father-in-law died of lung cancer. That was a real impetus for me to try to do whatever I could to help those suffering from tobaccorelated illness and death,” he said. “It gave me a different insight to the destruction caused by tobacco and the profound difference I feel we had the obligation to make.” New York is the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of cigarettes to people younger than 21. The issue drew
national and international attention to the City and to Gennaro’s cause. It also represented the latest and possibly last action by this administration to prevent smoking among teens. Even before he was on the City Council, Gennaro was involved with drafting the City’s environmental policy, spending more than a decade as a policy analyst for its environmental committee. (Continuned on page 16)
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(Continuned from page 14) That committee is the same one he wound up becoming the chair for after he was elected. “It certainly was a sea change, but I was still doing the same thing in that increased capacity. I came in already knowing the institution and knowing what I would like to do in the institution,” Gennaro said. “So far, we’re up to 45 bills and before all is said and done, we should be around 50. I feel very honored and privileged that some of the bills I’ve passed and some of the work that I’ve done has national implications and has received national recognition.” Many of the bills he authored drew from his experience on environmental policy, a subject he has pursued since arriving at SUNY Stony Brook. Gennaro said that knowing what he wanted to do from such a young age was “a gift.” That gift has led to a bevy of accomplishments. One of the biggest and most impactful pieces of legislation he authored was the New York City Climate Protection Act, which passed in 2007. The law commits the City to a 30 percent
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. To help move this process along, the act created a voluntary global warming emissions reduction program. It also makes the City file an annual inventory of emissions for the entire City and a yearly report describing initiatives undertaken to meet the law’s goals. Gennaro said New York is ahead of schedule to meet this deadline. “Most greenhouse gas emission laws that you see are like goals, targets. If we get there, it’ll be nice,” he said. “We did our bill with mandates. We don’t meet them, we get sued. That was something significant about the bill, which I insisted be in there.” Some of those additional laws to help the City reach its goal were also authored by Gennaro. Local Law 17 made the Office of LongTerm Planning and Sustainability a permanent City agency, ensuring that it would remain dedicated to bettering New York’s environment long after its
founder, Mayor Bloomberg, ends his term. A big part of this improvement effort is to make the City’s buildings more energy-efficient. According to Gennaro, 79 percent of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. To make a dent in emission reductions, Gennaro authored Local Law
87, which mandates that buildings over a certain height must conduct energy audits.
The audits will show the building owners their energy usage, what they can do to reduce energy and how much they will wind up saving over a number of years. “To make a major renovation, through energy savings, you’re going to get your money back in three or four years. You’d be crazy not to do it,” he said. “The City buildings have to do the retrofits if they pay back in five years or less. We didn’t force the private buildings to do that, but they’re doing it because we force them to do the math and the energy audit.” Gennaro has also been working with the Bloomberg administration to push some of the City’s bigger institutions to invest in combined heat and power. By using this program, these structures can wind up with entities that create their own electricity and heat, taking them off the grid. This means they will still be running in case of a blackout and it will take pressure off the City’s grid. New York University’s campus and hospital are examples of this program in place. These types of energy-saving opportunities are vast, with multiple options available for different types of structures. However, the process of finding and accessing (Continuned on page 18)
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“Dear Borough President Marshall and Council Members Vallone, Comrie and Gennaro: It has been an honor to serve with you in city government. I consider you all not just colleagues, but friends. Queens is in a greater place because of your passion and dedication to our communities. I wish you all the best the future has to offer.”
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James Gennaro (Continuned from page 16) all of these upgrades was difficult, as they were spread out through different websites and agencies. To make it easier and encourage people to look into energy-saving, Gennaro wrote a law that required the City to launch a renewable energy web portal, designed to provide owners a one-stop shopping center to study the feasibility and economic benefits of installing these systems. “People are not going to do this Indiana Jones-type journey on how to make their house more efficient. There are all kinds of government programs out there and I believe the City has the obligation to serve it up to people,” he said. Something else that Gennaro has looked into and tweaked to benefit New York City is the brownfield clean-up program. While the State does have a brownfield program to clean up contaminated sites, it does not recognize historic fill, which is when garbage was used to fill natural land as the City constructed roads and pavement. Since most of New York City’s brownfields are made of historic fill, Gennaro created the first municipally-run brownfields program
to encourage investment from businesses who would not want to clean up these areas otherwise. “This is 21st century environmentalism. You’re taking unhealthy environmental problems and you’re turning it into economic opportunity and community revitalization,” he said. Gennaro’s accomplishments in the City Council have garnered the respect and appreciation of many of his fellow colleagues, who said his good nature and immense environmental knowledge made him one of Queens’ key players. “Gennaro is a very amiable guy. He helped me and introduced me to a lot of people in the northern part of Queens,” Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said. “He’s someone that you can depend on and he was a person of his word. I truly enjoyed serving with him.” “Councilman Gennaro was hired by my father in the City Council a long, long time ago. He and I have been personal friends for a long, long time,” Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said. “No one would contest the fact that he has an extraordinary amount of knowledge when it
comes to environmental issues. It’s been an honor to work with him to make this a clear environment.” Although he contributed a vast amount of laws to the City Council, Gennaro’s role was not just that of a legislator. He has also done his best to make life better for the people of his council district. During his term, he made sure to contribute funding to Queens College, where he taught for eight years, Queens Hospital Center, which he said has the best cancer-fighting equipment in the City, all of his parks and all of the district’s schools, of which he gave advanced learning technology. Gennaro is also a big supporter of the DOE Fund, giving about $113,000 a year to the nonprofit that helps formerly homeless men and women achieve independence and self-sufficiency by getting them back in the work force. “My district has the most presence of the DOE Fund of any council district in the City. I believe in the program,” Gennaro said. “You’ve got guys who have been jammed up in life. These are human lives. If we can give them an opportunity at real redemption, we really have an obligation to do that.” This balancing act of being a councilman for your district and being a legislator for the City at large was one of the lessons his Deputy Chief of Staff, Costa Con-
stantinides, will take with him as he becomes the new councilman for district 22 next year. “He was always fighting the fights that needed fighting in our community. He was also a legislator and he always kept his eye on what that meant. He made sure that he had that balance between being a good legislator and being a good community advocate,” Constantinides said. “He talked about making sure you never lose sight of the duality of your job. That’s something I’m definitely going to continue as I enter the City Council.” As for Gennaro’s future, the Councilman said he would want to do something that continues his environmental work. He said he admired Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to Superstorm Sandy and would like to be involved with the New York Storm Recovery Resources Center, which looks past the recovery and is devoted to keeping the State safe from the next storm. “That’s going to be a consortium of New York State academic institutions, looking at how we make the State more resilient going forward,” he said. “It would be my hope, if I’m fortunate enough, to be able to be involved in that initiative. That is what I would like to do.” Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, email@example.com, or @Joey788.
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Peter Vallone Jr.
Through The Years By TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer
In Astoria, however, that is the norm because Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) is well known for all those traits and much more. He sat down with the Queens Tribune at his favorite spot in Astoria, the Igloo Cafe, where he reminisced about his 12 years in office as the Councilman for district 22, which encompasses Astoria, Long Island City, Rikers, Randalls and Wards Islands. “It is so hard to sum up 12 years and what makes public service such a noble cause when done right,” Vallone said. He said his favorite part about the job was visiting the schools in his district, whether it be for the many Career Days, read aloud sessions or graduations. Even though Vallone was a
prosecutor for years leading up to him becoming a councilman, he said helping others through public service is more rewarding because you do not have to ask for a fee once the case is over. He said his father, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. and his grandfather, the late Judge Charles Vallone, have been his guiding light and inspiration to help others. “My father taught me public service,” Vallone said. “It wasn’t something I was sure I wanted to get into; but when I did, I loved it.” “As a public servant, you are helping people, serving the public, trying to make it a better place for you and your kids,” he added. Vallone’s priority in the Council has been public safety, which is
Photo by Ira Cohen
It is not common to see a City Councilman riding around town on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, rocking out with his guitar at Astoria Park or speaking his mind via social media.
Tribune Publisher Michael Nussbaum with Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and brother, Councilman-elect Paul Vallone. no surprise, as he has been Chair of the Council’s Public Safety committee for all three of his terms. “It is something I am most proud of, because crime is down 35 percent,” Vallone said. “People forget what it was like when we started.” Vallone has fought against cuts to the NYPD and has demanded that Albany pass tougher laws against sexual offenders, especially those that threaten children. One of the biggest challenges
to public safety came as Vallone sought his first council win. On Primary Day in 2001, Vallone said he was campaigning in front of the PS 85 Judge Charles J. Vallone School, when two planes hit the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. The incident led Vallone to an historic moment in the Council. “I had the first hearings in the history of the City on anti-terror,” Vallone said. By implementing ways to reContinued on page 22
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Continued from page 20 spond to emergencies with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Vallone said he is proud of the work they did together. “We have a better response system now than we ever did before,” Vallone said. “It was a huge responsibility.” Since then, he said there have been 16 or so attempted attacks on the City, but they have been stopped because of the safety measures implemented over the last 12 years. In order to keep the neighborhood safe, since cuts to the police dept. have been on the rise, Vallone created the Neighborhood Watch program in Astoria, which he said is an absolute necessity in Queens. “The neighborhood has to be the eyes and ears when the police can’t be,” Vallone said. “There are so many crimes that citizens can help prevent.” Even though Vallone said he does not know the future of the program, Councilman-elect Costa Constantinides said he is a member of the program and will work to continue to find funding for it. Constantinides said “public
safety is number one” on the list of his priorities. Just like the topic of safety resonated very well with Vallone, so does the topic of graffiti. Vallone was coined as “The Man Who Hates Graffiti,” by the New York Times in 2006. “I wish we could clean it all up, but we made a big dent,” Vallone said. He said it took him five years to pass tough laws against vandals that make it illegal to carry or sell graffiti tools to anyone under the age of 21 (such as spray paint, broad tipped markers, etching acid), forcing large businesses to remove graffiti from their premises and the phased-in elimination of solid roll down gates across the City. Vallone said part of the theory to eliminate graffiti is not letting low-level crimes fester. “It’s a gateway for kids to enter in the life of crime because if you are out with like-minded people at two in the morning, it is very easy to jump from graffiti to drug use to car break-ins,” Vallone said. “Once criminals see that crime is tolerated, more crime happens, and there is no better way to see
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. with his father, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr.
crime is tolerated if they see graffiti on the walls,” he said. Vallone said he is in the process of adding to the list of illegal graffiti tools. His father, former Council Speaker, Peter Vallone Sr. called his son “the anti-graffiti king of the City.” Graffiti and litter go hand-inhand for Vallone. Vallone wrote the Plastic Bag Recycling Act, which established plastic bag recycling in the City. “I hated graffiti and litter since
I was four,” he said. Through the years, Vallone said he has worked to pass legislation that would double the fines for store owners and residents who use the City’s garbage cans for residential and commercial uses. “Some store owners take bag after bag and dump it into different garbage cans because they do not want to pay for private pick-ups,” Vallone said. With the constant growth of Astoria in terms of its residential Continued on page 23
Peter Vallone Jr. Continued from page 22 and economical development, Vallone spoke at length about saving Astoria by issuing a comprehensive study of his Council District, so that over-development is halted and the character of the neighborhood along with its historic areas is preserved. Even though the community did not support the rezoning at first, Vallone said he pushed hard for it and later drafted zoning changes that the City Council approved. “Now this neighborhood will retain its character and all new development has to be in character,” Vallone said. On the topic of health issues, Vallone has fought several battles to bring awareness to the hidden dangers in our food and water. He sponsored the law that enforces the Dept. of Health to ban harmful trans fats in City restaurants, which passed in 2007. That law has recently received national recognition, as other cities nationwide are following suit. “I am just a kid from Astoria, but I wrote the trans fat bill, which the whole country is now looking into,” Vallone said. Another hidden toxin Vallone
spoke in great depth about is a piece of legislation that would remove fluoride from our drinking water. “It is absurd that the government would put fluoride in our water supply,” he said. Vallone said passing this legislation will be huge, because worldwide people are understating fluoride is toxic. Along with the food and water intake, Vallone was prompted by the concerns of Astoria residents about placing cell phone antennas in residential neighborhoods, so he wrote a law that required the Dept. of Buildings to maintain separate records for all permits that are issued in relation to cellular technology. “I was also one of the first to call attention to the cell phone towers,” Vallone said. “You cannot just put them up because it is cheaper in residential areas.” Legislation sponsored by Vallone mandates community notification before antennas are erected, as well as another bill he wrote that would prohibit antennas from being placed near schools. As for school security, Vallone paved the way in 2008 to install
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security cameras in schools on a City-wide level, starting with local schools in his district, which were intended to reduce violence in public schools. “Every time you try to put cameras anywhere, people say it is controversial,” Vallone said. Even though Vallone’s Director of Communications, Michael Pantelidis, said it was hard to pick just one accomplishment of Vallone’s to highlight, he spoke about the Councilman’s push to add a skate park to Astoria Park, which features a 21,500-square-foot skate park. Vallone said the skate park, which was constructed in 2010 by the Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and funded in part by Vallone and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, accommodates all levels of skating and now the kids have a safe place to skateboard. “That is an example of something that most elected officials wouldn’t have done because most of the people surrounding the park opposed it,” Vallone said. “But when I go there now, the kids thank me.” “The kids aren’t out in traffic and they are not drug dealers,” he said. “They are our neighborhood kids who are trying to just skateboard.” Even though Vallone will not be in office to see the finished
product, Vallone said he has been pushing the Dept. of Parks to transform the Astoria Pool to an ice skating rink during the winter months and the abandoned diving section of the pool into a performing arts space. As for the future, Vallone said he does not know where he will end up, but he plans on spending a lot of time with his two daughters, who study at Notre Dame University. “I can not imagine staying out of public service for a long period of time and hopefully there will be a way to continue it,” he said. With his term ending in January, Vallone said it was bittersweet to see his staff members take on other great jobs. Pantelidis said Vallone made working in government fun. “He was so involved and took care of his district while passing meaningful legislations,” he said. As for the future of council district 22, Vallone said he is at the full disposable of the newly-elect Councilman. He said Constantinides is a hardworking and nice man. “I will do everything I can to help him keep this neighborhood moving in the right direction,” he said. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@ queenstribune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
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Melinda Katz, New Constantinides Borough President Will Serve Astoria A former City Councilwoman and State Assemblywoman has big shoes to fill come Jan. 1. Melinda Katz will take the reigns as Queens Borough President from Helen Marshall next year after winning the seat in November. She won comfortably in November, defeating little-known Republican challenger Tony Arcabascio with just over 80 percent of the vote. Katz has a wealth of experience that she will take with her to Borough Hall. She was in the City Council from 2002 to 2009, representing several neighborhoods in central and western Queens, including Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens. Katz also served as chair of the Council’s Land Use Committee, which is considered one of the top positions within the Council. Before that, she worked in the Queens Borough President’s office as Director of Community Boards under Claire Shulman. She was also a member of the State Assembly from 1994 to 1999.
While in the Council, she oversaw many rezoning projects throughout the City, including one in Jamaica. While in the Assembly, she wrote 16 bills that were passed into law and was the chairwoman of the Assembly’s sub-committee on urban health. Her campaign focused on promising to bring more resources and money back to Queens as well as continue to boost the emerging arts and technology scene in western Queens. - Luis Gronda
Rory Lancman Returns To Work W
hile the residents of district 24 may be losing a councilman with 12 years of work under his belt, they have voted in an experienced official to replace him. In January, Rory Lancman will replace Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), for the district that includes Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest and Jamaica Estates. Lancman is no stranger to this part of Queens, as he has lived in the 24th Council District for 38 years. He attended Hillcrest High School and Queens College, both of which fit in the district’s borders. He served on Community Board 8 for 16 years and chaired the Queens Hospital Center Community Advisory Board for five years. Elected to the State Assembly in 2006, Lancman focused on keeping the citizens of New York safe, whether the threats came from the workplace, crime or terrorism. He was the author of the Juvenile Justice Worker Protection Act, which requires private juvenile justice programs and fa-
cilities to comply with the State Workplace Violence Prevention Law. He issued reports and held hearings on H1N1 flu in the workplace. In terms of homeland security, Lancman’s legislation included the Freedom to Report Terrorism Act, which shields citizens who report suspicious behavior from lawsuits, and the Public Servant Soldier Salary Act, which makes the City to pay employees called to active military duty the difference in salary between their military pay and city pay while deployed. -Joe Marvilli
n January, Costa Constantinides will replace Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (DAstoria). As the deputy chief of staff for Councilman James Gennaro (DFresh Meadows), Constantinides is no stranger to constituent services, and how legislation is written and passed. Constantinides has assisted on key legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to protect wetlands and to improve the quality of drinking water. Now the first Greek-American
City Councilman, Constantinides said District 22, which encompasses Astoria, Long Island City, Rikers, Randalls and Wards Islands, “is a very beautiful place to love and a neighborhood that is a reflection of the world.” Even though Constantinides spent many years serving the northern part of Queens with Gennaro, he has lived in Astoria his whole life. He said when it comes to issues pertaining to northern and western Queens, there are some differences, but “everyone wants the same things - making sure there kids have good schools, the neighbors wants quality of life and for every neighborhood to grow with a business district.” One of his top priorities is to expand and improve healthcare for Astoria by adding small community health clinics in the district. Other priorities on Constantinides’ list include adding more police officers and firefighters to the public service taskforce. In talks about the past and future, Constantinides said “the Vallone family served us with distinction.” -Trisha Sakhuja
Daneek Miller To Replace Comrie
hough he admits that he has some big shoes to fill, Daneek Miller, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056, said he is ready to replace the term-limited Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) next year. “I plan on continuing some of the great work that he [Comrie] has done,” Miller said. “I just want to be able to enhance what he’s done. I am excited and really anxious to begin the actual work. We are already working on transition.” Miller’s road to victory was not always a smooth one. On Primary night, the union head beat out
five Democratic challengers in the hotly contested race. In a March interview with the Tribune, Miller said he hopes to become the missing voice for the working families in the redrawn council district. “We are a community of working people who by and large struggle, like working people across the City,” he said. Miller, who said he never really thought about entering the political landscape, did so at the suggestion of Comrie. Honored by the suggestion, Miller made the decision to run for council last summer. His predecessor has all the faith that Miller will do a great job serving the constituents of Council District 27. “I think the future under Councilman Miller will be spectacular. I have every confidence that he has the abilities to be an effective and aggressive councilmember,” Comrie said. “He has the skill set to be a great councilmember. He’s a great listener, a tireless worker, he likes to engage people and understands this is a 24/7 job.” -Natalia Kozikowska
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Tribune Hosts Reception For Our Honorees
Friends and family gathered at Vivaldi Restaurant on Nov. 19 to honor outgoing Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmen Leroy Comrie, Jim Gennaro and Peter Vallone Jr. Here are some photos from the event, by Ira Cohen.
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Wolkoffs Could Pay For Whitewashing 5Pointz By Trisha sakhuja Staff Writer The whitewashed walls of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz in Long Island City could ultimately result in a hefty bill to the owners of the warehouse for monetary damages. Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block issued a 27-page ruling on Nov. 20, which states, while “the Court wishes it had the power to preserve” the art, he can not grant a permanent
injunction to stop the demolition. G&M Realty’s Jerry Wolkoff said he decided to paint over the aerosol art by local and international street artists during the early hours on Nov. 19, so the artists and owners would not have to be “tortured” while watching the demolition of the building. The internationally-known warehouse in Long Island City is set for redevelopment early next year. The developer’s plan to build a pair of luxury apartment condos that include
Parks Dept. Considers NY State Pavilion Plans
a conceptual plan by Perkins+Will architects is one of the options on the table for the new York state Pavilion. Other choices include stabilization, restoration to its 1964 design or demolition.
By jOE MarViLLi Staff Writer In the near future, the City will decide what to do with a part of Queens’ history. Although the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of the few structures remaining from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, it has been viewed for decades as a crumbling ruin. Now, the City is trying to figure out whether to renovate it, restore it, stabilize it or demolish it. Many of the Parks Dept.’s plans split the work between the pavilion’s two major structures. The Tent of Tomorrow is the circular structure that once had a fiberglass roof. The three observation towers, with their circular top decks, offered a view of the City skyline. The cheapest proposal would be to demolish the entire pavilion, at a cost of $14,264,661. Two of the Parks Dept. plans, stabilization and restoration, would demolish the Tent of Tomorrow, but fix up the observation towers. The destruction of the Tent would cost $10,613,075. Stabilization would not allow for public access, while restoration would. The Parks Dept.’s stabilization plan would restore or replace cable hangers and corroded bolts, replace the stairs and add a roof to each observation tower.
Landscape lighting, security lighting and intrusion alarms would be added as well. Stabilization would cost $11,434,803. The restoration plan would bring the towers back to how they were in 1964. This project would cost $20,538,130. Stabilizing both the observation towers and the Tent of Tomorrow would cost $43,013,753. Restoring access for the two structures would have a $52,117,080 price tag. A conceptual plan by Perkins+Will architects is also being floated around. “This calls for modification of the site with things like event spaces, multiple stories for the Tent of Tomorrow with landscaped paths connecting them, an observation deck and elevated garden,” Parks Dept. spokesman Zachary Feder said. Community meetings will be held in the coming months to receive feedback on the different options, with details to come. An advocacy group, People For The Pavilion, would like to see the site become a cultural space. “We’d ultimately like to see it repurposed. Later next year, we’re going to be organizing an ideas competition to bring a new mission to it,” Matthew Silva, one of the group’s co-founders, said. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joey788.
1,000 apartments with 200 affordable housing units and designated art space was approved by the City Council in October. In his ruling, Block stated a civil jury could go in favor of the group of street artists, including Jonathan Cohen, the curator of 5Pointz, who filed a lawsuit to protect the ever-changing artwork that adorns the walls of the warehouse and the cultural heritage it represents. According to the ruling, because the Visual Artists Rights Act protects even temporary works of art from destruction, the street artists are “exposed to potentially significant monetary damages if it is ultimately determined after trial that the plaintiffs’ [street artists] works were of ‘recognized stature.’” Jeannine Chanes, one of the two attorneys representing the group of artists, said the Wolkoffs did not ask the artists how they would feel about whitewashing the artwork before the demolition takes places, which could take up to three months. “There is a rule of civil procedure that you are not supposed to destroy
evidence while a case is pending,” Chanes said. “He violated that rule.” Chanes said according to VARA, the intentional destruction of the artwork could result in statuary damages of up to $150,000 per piece, or up to a million dollars for some of the more valuable pieces. Wolkoff said he has no animosity against the artists and it was always a known fact that he would tear down the building, even though the artists were given free reign to express themselves for more than a decade, without a VARA waiver. “I would never think in my wildest imagination that they would sue me,” Wolkoff said. “All I did was help them.” As for the possible monetary damages, Wolkoff said “That doesn’t bother me. I don’t see how they will get any monetary damages because they paint over their own work continually.” Chanes said her clients seek a preliminary conference and trial schedule in the upcoming weeks. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128, email@example.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
De Blasio Appoints Three Queens Leaders To Transition By NaTaLia kOZikOWska Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveiled his 60-member transition team appointed to help select the City’s next administration. Among the names on the list are three prominent Queens leaders – York College president Marcia Keizs, Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu and Queens Council on the Arts executive director Hoong Yee lee Krakauer. “These leaders are volunteering their expertise in every issue and area of municipal affairs,” said de Blasio in a statement. “They will be advising me based on their wealth of experience and knowledge of specific issue areas and government agencies.” Keizs, the sixth president at York College, has been at the college for seven years. Under her leadership, York has increased its full-time faculty by approximately 40 percent and established an Undergraduate Research Program and a collaborative honors program with the Food and Drug Administration while structuring the College into three schools—School of Business and Information Systems; School of Health and Behavioral Sciences; and School of Arts and Sciences.
Hsu, a Flushing native, has always had an interest in economic and community development. When he was in high school, Hsu was a volunteer and chairman of the American Red Cross Queens Chapter Youth Group during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Upon graduating from Harvard College, Hsu also served as a U.S. Army officer, where he commanded a rifle platoon in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star Medal. When he was done with his military service, Hsu returned to his home and eventually founded the nonprofit Coalition for Queens – a tech group which seeks to increase economic opportunity and transform the Borough into a leading hub for innovation. Krakauer, a Rockaway Beach resident, has been the executive director of the Queens Council on the Arts since 2000. On a daily basis, the artist/author focused on creating opportunities and spaces in the Borough where arts and groups can participate as a driving force in reinventing the community. “I am honored to be contributing to the creation of a new administration,” she said. Reach Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org or @nkozikowska.
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Another Call To Save A Landmark We’ve written a lot in the past about how the City has left Queens to rot when it comes to parkland, to its historic structures and to its symbols, and it seems as though we will have ample opportunity to continue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. We cannot imagine what the fair’s attendees would think of what has become to the New York State Pavilion, which was built for the event. The pavilion has shared its fate with any number of historic structures in Queens that has received little or no attention from the City. Given its history, how the New York State Pavilion was never granted landmark status is as baffling as it is negligent. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has always taken great pride in his protection of landmarks throughout the City, but it seems as if he has a blind spot when it comes to Queens, and especially when it comes to the pavilion. He should be ashamed of the condition the pavilion is in. But the blame does not fall solely on Bloomberg. There are 50 years’ worth of Mayors and Parks Commissioners who have allowed the pavilion to fall into disrepair, and each of them shoulder an equal share of the blame for the site’s miserable state. Despite the price tag, we hope the City decides to restore the pavilion. The timing could not be better to announce a renaissance for the structure. We must stop trying to destroy our history, burying it under shiny new objects. It’s unconscionable that we have let the New York State Pavilion fall into such disrepair, and it is time we corrected that mistake.
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his is written 50 years to the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Doing so I look back with a certain amount of regret and shame at what has happened in this country the last half century. Kennedy’s mantra of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” seems to be a philosophy long gone. Today it is, “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what social or government program you can apply to in order to get something free.” Fifty years ago, Americans subscribed to the belief that they were accountable for their lives. They took responsibility for their and their family’s support, livelihood, educations and futures. Bring a child into the world, and they were re-
sponsible for raising that child. Today the illegitimate birth rate for both white and Black babies is three to four times the rate it was in 1963. But no need to worry, today the government assumes responsibility. In 2013, the “gimme-gimmegimme” ethos rules, the belief that someone else is responsible, and the wealthy owe something. In 1963, only a very small percentage of citizens were drawing from the public till. During the 2102 presidential race, it was stated that roughly 47 percent of the population receives some sort of government assistance. From the direction the country is going, that number is surely to rise. As the number of people supporting those on assistance rises, and the number whose taxes rise to support them decreases, eventually the well runs dry. Or to use the words of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the only problem with
socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money. Instead of responsibility and self-support being the guides which control one’s destiny, today it is the credos of resentment, envy and greed. The wealthy, also known as the “1 Percent”, who pay 86 percent of taxes and create jobs, are now seen as another source of support. Since their money can’t be taken from them illegally, now it is the principle that “they must pay their fair share of taxes”. Or to put it another way, the Robin Hood practice. Take from them and give to the so-called “poor,” not as a temporary measure, but forever, simply to give to those who have been dumbed down by the socialist society into thinking that it is perfectly alright to expect others to support them. Edward Riecks, Howard Beach
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could not agree more with “Don’t Open On Thanksgiving” (Letter to the Editor by John Amato – Nov. 21-27). Please support small retailers by joining your neighbors on Third Annual National Small Business Saturday, this coming Nov. 30. Do the same as often as possible during the other 364 days a year. Skip the national chain stores annual Black Friday madness, which now starts early Thursday at most large retail stores. Only PC Richards is closed. They allow their employees to stay home with family. Take a pass on Cyber Monday for those who want to shop on the Internet. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. Get a good night’s
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ueens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there’s a place where many troubled seniors get help - Club Pride, part of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center at 243-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston. Funded by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and New York City’s Dept. of Mental Health & Hygene, Club Pride (launched in 1997) is a geriatric psycho-social club. It provides counseling, therapy and social re-adjustment services for Queens residents, from 55 to 94, who suffer from mental illness & substance abuse. Clients come from Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills, Whitestone, College Point and Bayside. They’re referred by psychiatrists and other mental health providers, after their discharge from psychiatric and chronic care hospitals. If not for Club Pride, many
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of them would have to be reinstitutionalized, at a heavy cost to taxpayers. Club Pride provides daily transportation to members via two busses for the Flushing and Bayside areas. But Flushing bus service will cease by Dec. 6 due to budget cuts. Many riders are physically disabled. They can’t use public transportation and can’t afford Access-A-Ride’s daily $5 roundtrip fare. They’re distressed by the fear of losing Club Pride’s vital assistance. Mayor Bloomberg says “do more with less,” but that often means doing less for many, including the mentally ill. Don’t let this happen. Contact U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (212486-4430), U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (718-445-7860), State Senator Tony Avella (718357-3094), City Councilman Mark Weprin (718-468-0137) and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (212-669-7200). Urge them to save an essential resource for their constituents. Richard Reif, Flushing
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River Fund Feeds Thousands In Richmond Hill By Luis Gronda Staff Writer Thousands of hungry Richmond Hill residents lined up on 89th Avenue looking to get needed food for the Thanksgiving weekend. The River Fund, a food pantry center on Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, held its weekly food drive at their headquarters last Saturday. This one was more significant as it was the last one to be held before Thanksgiving. The pantry will be closed for the next three weekends while they gather food for the next drive. About 30 tons of food was served during the drive, including carrots, onions, potatoes, cereal and much more. Around 1,000 turkeys were also given out in time for a Thanksgiving meal. A few elected officials were also on hand to help serve food to the needy and bring awareness to food pantries like the River Fund, because federal cuts on these establishments have hampered their abilities to feed those in need. Among the politicians to attend were Queens Borough Presidentelect Melinda Katz and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills). Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program went into effect earlier this month and will reduce spending on the program by $5 billion in the 2014 fiscal year.
Thousands lined up at the River food. Swami Durga Das, the executive director of the River Fund, said the cuts to the SNAP benefits is just another barrier put in front of people who are hungry and may not be able to afford food on a daily basis.
gest populations to visit the pantry are seniors and children. Especially because of this, he said, they try to offer the healthiest food possible as proper nutrition can be a problem among those two groups of people. Residents who were at the drive say they need food banks like the River Fund to feed their families. Howard Keen, a Woodhaven resident, said he goes to food banks because he does not make enough in supplemental security income and in food stamps to afford food every week for him and his wife. â€œWhatever I get here helps me greatly,â€? he said. Adelaida Rodriguez, who lives in Richmond Hill, said the cuts will have a negative effect on many people who use food banks like the River Fund. photo by Ira Cohen â€œIt would affect not only me, Fund on Saturday to get much needed but it would affect pretty much everybody, [that is] cuts for the poor,â€? Rodriguez said. â€œThe line, this is around the block,â€? â€œWhen you take a disadvantaged person and you hit them harder, how referring to the long lines waiting outcan that have any kind of positive ef- side the River Fund. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357fect?â€? he said. â€œThis is going into a City 7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstridisaster as far as Iâ€™m concerned.â€? Durga Das added that the two big- bune.com or @luisgronda.
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No.: 21562/2010 Filed: 8/24/2010 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND CROSS CLAIM SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiffs/Petitioners and cross-claiming Defendants/Respondents designate Queens County as the place of trial The basis of venue is the location of the subject real property 29-10 HUNTERS POINT AVENUE CO., LLC AND 29-01 BORDEN REALTY CO., LLC, Plaintiffs/Petitioners, against THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, The LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY, d/b/a MTA LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD; THE NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILROAD COMPANY; THE ANACOSTIA & PACIFIC COMPANY, INC.; MOE JOE SUNDRIES, INC; 49-47 31ST STREET LLC; FLUSHING SAVINGS BANK, FSB; OCS AMERICA INC.; R.B. ASSOCIATES, INC.; GM PLAZA, LLC; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; JULES A. GOTTLIEB AND GEORGE MONCHER, a partnership; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.(f/k/a Nat West, f/k/a FLEET NATIONAL BANK, f/k/a NATIONAL BANK OF NORTH AMERICA); NATIONAL BANK OF NORTH AMERICA; MANBER STORAGE CORP.; LUCILLE GIDSEG as Executrix of the Estate of DOROTHY SARA; LUCILLE GIDSEG; VALERIE CHATCUFF; SYLVIA ZALMA; ESTELLE WINTERS; JUDY JUSTMAN; ANN FISHMAN; HOWARD MARCUS; BETTY MARCUS; RITA FOREMAN; RICHARD CHATCUFF; RETTIG AND RETTIG; MARTHA BOLDUC; PETER J. BOLDUC, FRANCIS J. BOLDUC, (Intended to Represent the Sole Heirs and Distributees of ROYAL BOLDUC, Deceased); GLENN W. STANGLAND; GLENN W. STANGLAND as Custodian for THOMAS H. STANGLAND; THOMAS H. STANGLAND; GERALD AND ALYSE WOLFSON; ROBERT S. BRUNEL, and “JOHN DOE BRUNEL”, “JOE DOE BRUNEL” and “JANE DOE BRUNEL” (Names Being Fictitious, and Intended to Represent the Sole Heirs and Distributees of Phillip Brunel, Deceased); HAROLD Chapman as Custodian for SUSAN CHAPMAN; SUSAN CHAPMAN; HAROLD CHAPMAN as Custodian for KATHY CHAPMAN; KATHY CHAPMAN; DENNIS APFEL; WILLIAM APFEL; STEVEN ALLEN SHA-
PIRO; RENA FOTI; LILIA TALENTO; JOY ANN ESPER; GAIL SUSAN ESPER COLLETTE; BARRY GRIMSON; 49-29 30th PLACE REALTY, LLC; HERALD NATIONAL BANK; COAS REALTY, LLC; MBA-LONG ISLAND CITY, LLC; HELEN PAXOS LARDAS, PETER PAXOS; CBS OUTDOOR INC. (f/k/a OUTDOOR SYSTEMS INC.); THE NEW YORK CITY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; CONTEMPORARY CEILINGS, INC.; LINEAR LIGHTING CORPORATION; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK; U.S. TRUST, BANK OF AMERICA PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT; BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON f/k/a BANK OF NEW YORK; J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO.; MANUFACTURERS & TRADERS TRUST COMPANY; SHURGARD STORAGE CENTERS, LLC.; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE”, Names Being Fictitious and Intended to Be and to Represent Anyone or Any Entity Having an Interest in the Properties That Are the Subject of this Action and Tenants or Other Persons in Occupancy of Real Property Alleged to Be Benefitted by the Agreements and Rights of Way at Issue, and if any of the aforesaid individually named defendants, be dead, their respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, or through any of the aforesaid individual captioned defendants, whether by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, including any right, title, or interest in and to the real property described in the complaint herein, all of who or whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiffs/Petitioners. TO THE ABOVE NAMED PLAINTIFFS/PETITIONERS and DEFENDANTS/RESPONDENTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED in this action/proceeding to serve on the Plaintiffs’/Petitioners’ Attorney(s), at the addresses below, a notice of appearance and a demand for the Third Amended Complaint/Petition, and (b) to serve on the Attorney(s), at the addresses below, for the crossclaiming Defendants’/Respondents’, OCS America, Inc., Helen Paxos Lardas, Peter Paxos, MBA-Long Island City, LLC, R.B. Associ-
ates, Inc., GM Plaza, LLC, New York City Industrial Development Agency, COAS Realty, LLC, 49-29 30th Place Realty, LLC, and Jules A. Gottlieb and George Moncher, a Partnership: (1) a notices of appearance and a demand for the Third Amended Complaint/Petition, and (2) notices of appearance and demands for the crossclaims, all within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); the United States of America, if designated as a Defendant/ Respondent may appear within sixty (60) days of service thereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint/petition, and the cross-claims. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: The object of this action/proceeding and cross-claims is to obtain a judgment declaring void and extinguishing certain reciprocal rail road track easements running over and affecting properties in Long Island City, County of Queens, New York, and noted on the New York City Tax Map as follows: Sec. 2, Block 292, Lots 1 and 27; Block 291, Lots 1, 15 and 38; Block 290, Lots 1, 25 and 43; Block 289, Lots 1, 10, 21, 34, and 40; and Block 288, Lots 1, 5, 17, 37, and 56. Plaintiffs/Petitioners seek judgment declaring void and extinguishing certain rail road track easements running over and affecting properties known as 29-10 Hunters Point Avenue (Sec. 2, Block 292, Lot 27) and 29-01 Borden Avenue (Sec. 2, Block 292, Lot 1). The cross-claiming Defendants/Respondents own the following properties: 49-27 31st Street (Sec. 2, Block 289, Lot 21)(OCS); 30-18 Hunters Point Ave. (Sec. 2, Block 291, lot 38) (Paxos); 49-49 30th Street, aka 30-11 Borden Ave. (Sec. 2, Block 291, lot 1) (MBA); 49-01 30th Street (Sec. 2, Block 291, lot 15) (MBA); 31-10 Hunters Point Ave. (Sec. 2, Block 289, lot 34)(R.B. Associates); 31-16 Hunters Point Ave. (Sec. 2, Block 289, lot 40)(GM Plaza); 49-29 30th Place (Sec. 2, Block 290, lot 25)(30th Place); 30-30 Hunters Point Avenue (Sec. 2, Block 290, lot 43)(COAS Realty); 4970 31st Street (Sec. 2, Block 290, lot 1)(Gottlieb/Monch-
er), and seek judgment declaring void and extinguishing certain rail road track easements running over and affecting Plaintiffs’/Petitioners’ aforementioned properties, the cross-claiming Defendants’/Respondents’ properties, and the other properties noted above. The cross-claiming Defendant/Respondent, Jules A. Gottlieb and George Moncher, a Partnership, also seeks to declare void and to expunge from its property the liens of certain mortgages, dated December 4, 1970, recorded with the Clerk of Queens County, at Reel 444, pp. 1416 and 1422.TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS/RESPONDENTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to the Order of the Hon. Allan B. Weiss , a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated April 18, 2013, and filed with the supporting papers and Third Amended Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on April 19, 2013. In the case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken for the relief demanded in the Complaint/Petition and Cross-claims. BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON, PEDDY & FENCHEL, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiffs/Petitioners, 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, New York 11530; KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP, Attorneys for Defendant/Respondent, OCS America, Inc., 101 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10178; FAUST OPPENHEIM, LLP, Attorneys for Defendants/Respondents, Helen Paxos Lardas and Peter Paxos, 488 Madison Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10022; KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP, Attorneys for Defendant/ Respondent MBA-Long Island City, LLC, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036; SALAMON, GRUBER, BLAYMORE & STRENGER, P.C., Attorneys for Defendant/Respondent, R.B. Associates, Inc., 97 Powerhouse Road, Suite 102, Roslyn Heights, New York 11577-2016; MICHAEL J. SIRIS, Esq., SOLOMON & SIRIS, P.C., Attorneys for D e fe n d a n t / Re s p o n d e n t GM Plaza, LLC and New York City Industrial Development Agency, Garden City Center, Suite 504, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Garden City, New York; AMIR KORNBLUM, Esq., Attorneys for Defendants/Respondents, COAS Realty, LLC, 49-29 30th
Place Realty, LLC, 145 West 57th Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10019 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP, Attorneys for Defendants/ Respondents, Jules A. Gottlieb and George Moncher, a Partnership, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue New York, New York 10018-1405; THE LAW OFFICE OF RUSSELL D. MORRIS, PLLC, Attorneys for Defendant/Respondent, Jules A. Gottlieb and George Moncher, a Partnership, 545 Fifth Avenue, Suite 640, New York, New York 10007. ________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2013-3237 SURROGATE’S COURT-QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God free and Independent TO Komela Kryklywy if living and if dead, her heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if she died subsequent to the decedent herein, to her executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of the deceased, Rose Woytanowky, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained and the Public Administrator of Queens County. A petition having been duly filed by MARION STAEBLER, who is domiciled at 11 Huron Avenue, Massapequa, New York 11758. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, New York, on December 12, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Rose Woytanowsky, lately domiciled at 78-43 266th Street, Floral Park, New York admitting to probate a Will dated February 15, 1993 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Rose Woytanowsky deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [X] Letters Testamentary issue to: MARION STAEBLER (State any further relief requested) HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate MARGARET M. GRIBBON Chief Clerk Dated, attested and Sealed OCT 23 2013 (Seal) GARY SCHOER, ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner (516) 496-3500 Telephone Number 6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 108W, Syosset, New York 11791 Address of Attorney [NOTE: this citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear.
If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILIT Y COMPANY. NAME: OCEAN REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/09/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 195-19 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11358. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KLEANTHISDESIGN LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/19/2013. 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, at: c/o Spyros Kekatos, 22-76 Steinway St., Ste 1, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ________________________ CURLS CONFECTIONS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/11/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 6837 108th St., Apt. 2E, Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purpose. ________________________ Notice of formation of RH Partners, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/29/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against is may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 89-02 98th St., Woodhaven, NY 11421. Purpose: any lawful activities. ________________________ SKYCAMUSA LLC. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Queens Co. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to SKYCAMUSA LLC, 59-45 Maspeth Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ________________________ Addison Holdings LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/19/13. Office: Queens Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Bronstein Properties LLC attn. Barry Rudofsky 108-18 Queens Blvd. #302 Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Students Give Thanks To Local Soldiers BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer During Thanksgiving week, a Bayside school gave thanks to and honored three U.S. soldiers for their service. The ceremony at PS 130 was the culmination of the school’s Operation Gratitude drive - a yearly collection of supplies and letters that are sent out to soldiers around the holiday season. The special assembly had hundreds of kids asking questions to and watching presentations from three members of the U.S. military. The three honorees who spoke at the assembly were U.S. Army Master Sergeant Robert Frame, Rocky Ramdyal of the U.S. Navy, Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class, and Wubin Laio, U.S. Navy
Division and is now in charge of operations for the U.S. Corps of Cadets at the West Point military academy. Ramdyal has been with the Navy for 15 years and now works as a recruiter in downtown Flushing. Laio works at the same recruitment station, after PHOTO BY JOE MARVILLI serving a four-year Rocky Ramdyal, Robert Frame and Wubin Laio tour of duty in Jaattended an assembly at PS 140, answering pan. The students questions from students. were fascinated by Logistics Specialist. Frame served two what the soldiers had to tell them, with tours in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne many raising their hands to ask ques-
tions. One of the kids asked Frame why he is a soldier. “My father was a soldier during the Vietnam War and he used to tell me stories about serving his country,” Frame said. “I decided to join the Army because I wanted to defend this great nation from those who would seek to do it harm. And I love my job.” The soldiers were glad to see the students were taking such an interest in their roles. “It’s nice to see enthusiasm from younger students,” Ramdyal said. For this year’s Operation Gratitude, PS 130 collected 150 letters, 126 pounds of candy, 150 toothbrushes and 75 packages of dental supplies. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joey788.
Resiliency Study Planned For Jamaica Bay BY LuIs GROndA Staff Writer A CUNY professor will attempt to make Jamaica Bay more resilient in the wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Catherine Nordenson was awarded $250,000 last week to design strategies to make Queens’ ecological resource more resilient should another major storm hit New York in the future.
Nordenson is a professor at City College in Manhattan. The CUNY University is among four colleges to receive a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which aims to improve resiliency in coastal areas. As a result of Sandy, Jamaica Bay’s urban capacity compromised the area’s ability to protect it from flood waters. It needs new strategies to protect its marsh islands.
“As sea levels rise and the risk of storm surge and flooding from hurricanes and other storms increases, the vast scale of Jamaica Bay allows this region of the City to be recast and restructured as an impactful ecological, infrastructural and community asset that can enhance the region’s resiliency,” Nordenson said. Her research will focus on adapting to sea level rise in coastal areas and re-
thinking landscape restoration strategies to adapt to climate change. The project will be done in three phases over 14 months. The phases will include producing a report on the team’s progress. The final phase will be a summary report and a public exhibition showcasing their work. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127, email@example.com or @luisgronda.
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILIT Y COMPANY. NAME: RIMANI REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/13/13. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2112. 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, 101 Malba Drive, Whitestone, New York 11357. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _______________________ 130-08 OWNERS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/24/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 252-54 Leeds Rd., Little Neck, NY 11362. General Purpose. ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW STAR RELAXATION SPA LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/04/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 86-14 Whitney Ave., 2ND FL, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful act. ________________________ SAGER GELLERMAN EISNER LLP, a domestic LLP, filed with the SSNY on 10/17/13. Office Location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLP may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLP, 118-35 Queens Blvd., Ste. 1705, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Law ________________________ SEQUENCE NO. 1 At IAS Part 4 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens, at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York on the 31st day of October, 2013 Index No. 704563/13 PRESENT: HON. MARGUERITE A . GRAYS J.S.C. In the Matter of the Application of ADAM KIELISZEK, as holder of fifty percent of all Outstanding shares of stock, Petitioner, for the Judicial Dissolution of KEL ATELIER, INC., -againstMARCIN KOWALEWSKI, Respondent. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Upon the reading and filing of the annexed Verified Petition of ADAM KIELISZEK, sworn to on the 18th day of October, 2013, the Affirmation of Andrew M. Ayers, Esq., dated October 18, 2013, and the exhibits annexed
thereto, and it appearing that KEL ATELIER, INC. (the “Company”) is a domestic corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York with its principal place of business at 654 Grandview Avenue #1L, Ridgewood, New York, and it further appearing that Petitioner ADAM KIELISZEK and Respondent MARCIN KOWALEWSKI each have a fifty (50%) percent interest in the Company, and it further appearing that there is dissension between the members, who are so divided that dissolution would be beneficial to each of them, and it is not reasonably practical to carry on the business, LET Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, show cause at Central Motion Room 25 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York on the 10th day of December, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, why an Order should not be made and entered: 1. Dissolving KEL ATELIER, INC., pursuant to N.Y.B.C.L. §1104(a)(3); 2. Directing Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, to return the Thirty-Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty ($38,950) Dollars he removed from the Company on September 12, 2013, to the Company; 3. Adjusting the rights and interests of the shareholders of KEL ATELIER, INC., pursuant to N.Y.B.C.L. §1104-a(d); 4. Compelling Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, to account to the Company for all sums received and removed from the Company by Respondent since September 11, 2013, pursuant to N.Y.B.C.L. §1104-a(c); 5. Imposing a surcharge on Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, pursuant to N.Y.B.C.L. §1104-a(d); 6. Enjoining and restraining Respondent, MARCIN KOWALESKI, from transacting any unauthorized business and from exercising any corporate powers, except by permission of the Court and from collecting or receiving any debt or other property of the corporation, and from paying out or otherwise transferring or delivering any property of the corporation, except by permission of the Court pursuant to N.Y.B.C.L. §1115(a); 7. Awarding Petitioner counsel fees incurred in connection with this special proceeding; 8. Awarding Petitioner costs and disbursements in this special proceeding; and 9. Such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper. ORDERED, that pending further Order
of this Court, Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, shall deposit the Thirty-Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty ($38,950) Dollars he removed from the Company on September 12, 2013, with the Queens County Supreme Court, or shall submit in writing an affidavit, why said funds are not the property of the Corporation. Said affidavit shall be submitted to this Court within 10 days from the date hereof. And it is further ORDERED, that pending the hearing and determination of this application, Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, shall not sell, transfer, encumber, waste or secrete any of the property or assets of KEL ATELIER, INC., nor remove any of said property or assets from the State of New York; and it is further ORDERED, that pending the hearing and determination of this application, Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, is enjoined from transferring, removing or destroying any business records and any emails, letters, and other correspondence between the parties; and it is further ORDERED, that a copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Queens Tribune PRESS, a newspaper published in Queens County, New York, once a week on each of the three weeks immediately preceding the date of the hearing of this application, to wit: December 10, 2013; and it is further ORDERED, that a copy of this Order to Show Cause, Petition and the papers upon which it is based, shall be served on Respondent, MARCIN KOWALEWSKI, by personal service on or before November 15, 2013, and upon KEL ATELIER, INC. and the New York State Tax Commission, in the manner and within the time prescribed in N.Y.B.C.L. §1106(c), which shall be deemed good and sufficient service. ENTER: HON. MARGUERITE A. GRAYS J.S.C. ________________________ 67-83 FLEET STREET, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/25/13. 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, 67-81 Fleet Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Managed by one or more members. ________________________ LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE FOR APPLICATION FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION Notice is hereby given that a license, 1274315, for beer, liquor and/or wine has been applied for by Katarina Bar & Grill, Inc. to sell beer, liquor and/or wine at retail
in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at, 125-22 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11415, Queens County, for on premises consumption. Katarina Bar & Grill, Inc. ________________________ Highpoint Property Management LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-20 38th Ave, #3C, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purposes. ________________________
process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process serve against the LLC to: 9921 Corona Ave., BSMT, Corona, NY 11368. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. ________________________ Notice of Formation of P&R CP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/13. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 154-50 12th Rd., Whitestone, NY 11357. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on OCT 22 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000769-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Richard (Middle) Maximus (Last) R-Singh My present name is (First) Richard (Middle) Terance Jr Yusaar (Last) Rajbahadur-Singh aka Richard Rajbahadursingh, aka R Rajbahadursingh, aka Richard Terrence Rajbahadursingh, aka Richard Terence Rajbahadursingh My present address is 11148 131st St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Trinidad & Tobago My date of birth is April 01, 1983; Assume the name of (First) Magalis (Last) R-Singh My present name is (First) Magalis (Last) Rajbahadursingh aka Magalis Guzman, aka Magalis N Rajbahadursingh My present address is 111-48 131st St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is March 24, 1981; Assume the name of (First) Makayla (Middle) Ryana (Last) R-Singh My present name is (First) Makayla (Middle) Ryana (Last) Rajbahadursingh (infant) My present address is 11148 131st St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Rockville Center, NY My date of birth is December 08, 2009; Assume the name of (First) Melanie (Middle) Rain (Last) R-Singh My present name is (First) Melanie (Middle) Rain (Last) Rajbahadursingh (infant) My present address is 111-48 131st St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is October 21, 2010; Assume the name of (First) Richard (Middle) Maximus (Last) R-Singh (Seniority) Jr My present name is (First) Richard (Middle) Maximus (Last) Rajbahadursingh (in-
fant) My present address is 111-48 131st St., South Ozone Park, NY 11420 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is August 17, 2013 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 15 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00102213/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Fallon (Last) Landazabal My present name is (First) Fallon (Middle) Vanessa (Last) Cifuentes aka Fallon V. Cifuentes, aka Fallon Cifuentes, aka Fallon V. Sanchez My present address is 69-03 174th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 113653410 My place of birth is Colombia My date of birth is December 26, 1982 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000990-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Olivia (Middle) B (Last) Moon My present name is (First) Bo Young (Last) Moon My present address is 251-05 61st Ave., 2nd Fl., Little Neck, NY 11362 My place of birth is Korea My date of birth is August 05, 1981 ________________________
Notice of Formation of Brick Minds Learning LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/26/2013. Office located in Queens County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 147-71 Edgewood Street, Rosedale, NY 11422. Purpose: any lawful purpose and activity. ________________________ ASHLEETHAN OWNERS L.L.C., a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/21/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Bibi Ganeshram, 115-40 116th St., So. Ozone Park, NY 11420. General Purpose. ________________________ GRAND AVENUE PROPERTIES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/05/2013. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael Murphy, 53-74 63rd St., Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ________________________ Notice of formation of PHRAN PROPERTIES LLC, Art of Org filed w/SSNY on 1/07/2012 in Queens County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to The LLC, 6425 82nd Place, Middle Village NY 11379 Latest date to dissolve: indefinite Purpose: any lawful activity ________________________ Notice of formation of CG Bags LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 5/20/2013. Office located in Queens Count y. SSNY has been designated for service of
Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00102713/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Gloria (Middle) Louise (Last) Steele My present name is (First) Gloria (Middle) Louise (Last) Steel aka Gloria L. Steel, aka Gloria Louise Steele, aka Gloria Steele My present address is 114-44 205th Street, Saint Albans, NY 11412-2910 My place of birth is Jamaica My date of birth September 18, 1940 ________________________ VIMSHOES3, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/5/13. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process The LLC 164-01 Jamaica Ave Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Variances, Permits Dominate CB 7 Meeting BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two members of Community Board 7 got into a screaming match outside of the meeting space, over a variance for a development that the board chose to table until January. During the board’s monthly meeting on Nov. 25, members voted on whether to approve permits and variances for three Flushing developments looking to build or expand. While two of the items passed, the other request was put on hold so the developer could return in January with an improved traffic impact statement. The $70 million project, called C.A. Plaza Hotel Indigo, requested two permits and a variance for a dual-building renovation/construction. A 14-story tower and a 12-story tower would fill out a vacant 38,000-square-foot site at 36-18 Main St. The 12-story tower would be a 148-room Hotel Indigo. The remaining tower would be turned into professional offices. In the middle section, there would be a spa. While Richard Lobel, a lawyer with Sheldon Lobel Attorneys at Law, said that the development group had permission to build the structures, but they had to come to CB7 for certain permit approvals. One permit was seeking permission from the board to waive height restrictions, given the development’s
proximity to LaGuardia Airthe voices of both parties was port. The Federal Aviation very apparent. Administration had already While the variances for signed off on the waiver and the office and hotel developthe board approved it 30 to 1. ment were tabled, two other The second permit was development requests were to allow a Physical Culapproved. First up was a ture Establishment, the special permit application to 26,000-square-foot spa. The reduce the required parking board approved the PCE perfor 133-10 39th Ave., the ofmit by a vote of 22 to 9. fice of Wei, Wei & Co., LLP, a The most contentious part service accounting firm. The of the evening came about company was seeking to add when discussing the develabout 4,000 square feet to the Photo by JoE MARVILLI building, creating a space of opment group’s request to change the use of medical fa- Board Member Barbara McHugh and a Wei, Wei 12,000 square feet. cilities in the business tower & Co. representative asked the board for reduced A building of this size to office space for profession- parking as the building expands. would normally require als. As a part of this change, parking, but the special perthe group was asking to reduce the age were what the board should focus mit would drop the number of renumber of parking spots it needed to solely on, he said. quired spaces to 14. As it stands, if the install, from 340 to 305. “You see a $70 million commit- number of spaces required for a buildCB7 chair Gene Kelty had a prob- ment to our community. I don’t see ing drops below 15, the business is no lem with the hotel’s parking garage en- what you’re going to get out of this no longer obligated to provide parking. trance being on Prince Street, around vote,” he said. A representative for Wei, Wei & Co. 50 feet away from the intersection Kelty responded that the situation argued that about 30 of the firm’s 50 of Northern Boulevard. He said that did not have uniqueness to demand a employees do their auditing off-site, Prince Street is already congested and variance. minimalizing the need for parking. that a line of cars would build up from The board barely voted in support After an hour of arguing, Lobel ofpeople waiting to turn into or out of fered to table the variances until Janu- of the permit, with a final tally of 16 the hotel. to 12. ary. Frank Macchio, who presented the The other project to be approved Soon after the vote, Kelty could be issue before the board, said that the heard screaming in argument with was the enlargement of Bodhi Fitness location of the garage was not what another community board member Center, located at 35-11 Prince St. was being voted on, as the project is over the tabling, which he voted for. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357an as-of-right development. The num- Although the details of the conversa- 7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstriber of parking spaces and the office us- tion could not be heard, the anger in bune.com, or @Joey788.
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File No.: 2010-3496/B CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Charles Goodwin, Anthony Koslow, Anthony Michael Koslow, Cailor Koslow, Tye Koslow, Marisa Koslow, Valerie Koslow, Tyler Tenety, Denise Tenety, Frank Kersten, Dennis Koslow, Warden Charles Ewalt, Attorney General of the State of New York John Goodwin, if living and if dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Veronica Malinowski, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 61-71 69th Street, Middle Village, NY 11379, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: 1. Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Temporary Administrator of the Estate of Veronica Malinowski, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6thFloor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 9th day of January, 2014 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, asTemporary Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, and a copy of the Wills dated 02/04/07 and 01/01/05, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $20,096.57 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and
why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the Last Will and Testament dated February 4, 2007 should not be admitted to probate; and why the Temporary Letters of Administration issued to the Public Administrator should not be revoked; and why Letters of Administration C.T.A. should not be issued to the Public Administrator; and why the net proceeds of the sale of decedent’s real property at 61-71 69thStreet, Middle Village, NY be distributed as follows: 4.17% to Anthony Michael Koslow; 4.16% to Cailor Koslow; 4.17% to Tye Koslow; 4.17% to Marissa Koslow; 4.17% to Valerie Koslow; 4.16% to Tyler Tenety; 25% to Anthony Koslow; 25% to Charles Goodwin and 25% to John Goodwin; and why the residuary estate, if any, be distributed as follows: 50% to John Goodwin and 50% to Anthony Koslow Dated, Attested and Sealed 14th day of November, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-atlaw appear for you. Accounting Citation Clare Warnock Gerard J. Sweeney, Esq. 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor Rego Park, NY 11374 PH: 718 459 9000 FAX: 718 459 3163 ________________________ Flushing Manor Condominium LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14105 Cherry Ave, #7D, Flushing, NY 11355. General Purposes. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on SEP 19 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000800-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sut-
phin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Nechama (Middle) Adina (Last) Kay My present name is (First) Nechama (Middle) Adina (Last) Korobeinikov aka Nechama Adina Brand, aka Nechama A Brand, aka Nechama A My present address is 144-19 77th Rd., Flushing, NY 11367 My place of birth is Manhattan My date of birth is April 01, 1987; Assume the name of (First) Rebecca (Last) Kay My present name is (First) Rebecca (Last) Korobeinikov (infant) A My present address is 144-19 77th Rd., Flushing, NY 11367 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is May 08, 2010 _______________________ Name of LLC: Vineyards of Little Neck LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 10/25/13. Office location: Queens County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Danow McMullan & Panoff PC, 275 Madison Ave., Ste. 1711, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. ________________________ Notice of Formation of ONM 11, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/15/2013. Office location: QUEENS County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 167-41 147th AVENUE JAMAICA NY 11434. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ________________________ HILLSIDE PARK 168 LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/18/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 166-07 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. General Purpose. ________________________ DS 27 STREET REALTY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/08/2013. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Dimitrios Sidiropoulos, 4714 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00103713/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Michelle (Last) Cardenas
My present name is (First) Michelle (Last) Sanchez My present address is 99-40 63rd Road, Apt. #1B, Rego Park, NY 11374-1901 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is July 29, 1991 ________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NE W YORK COUNT Y OF QUEENS Index No.: 16679/13 Date Summons Filed: 9/5/13 Plaintiff designates Queens Count y as the place of trial. The basis of venue is Plaintiff’s residence. SUMM O N S W I T H N OT I C E SUNHEE KIM, Plaintif f, -against- KWANG YOUL LEE, Defendant. ACTION FOR DIVORCE TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer on Plaintiff’s Attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State of New York, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner. In case of your failure to answer or appear, judgment will be taken against you by default
for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE: the nature and object of this action is for an absolute divorce in accordance with Subdivision (2) of Section 170 of the Domestic Relations Law, based upon defendant’s willful abandonment of the plaintiff without cause or justification. Upon your failure to appear, a judgment will be taken against you by default, granting an absolute divorce to the plaintiff. Dated: Flushing, New York August 21, 2013 LAW OFFICES OF T. STEPHEN SONG, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff By: T. Stephen Song 154-08 Northern Blvd., Suite 2G Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 321-0770 Defendant’s Last Known Address: 64-27A 223 Place, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 18 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000049-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Sierra (Middle) Jeanette (Last) Wiltshire My present name is (First) Sierra (Middle) Jeanette (Last) Mangum aka Sierra J
Mangum, aka Sierra Wiltshire My present address is 115-71 217th St., Cambria Heights, NY 11411 My place of birth is Manhattan, NY My date of birth is May 27, 1989 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-001021-13/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Mildred (Middle) Francis (Last) Rondinelli My present name is (First) Millie (Last) Lasala aka Mildred Rondinelli My present address is 60-60 71st Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is March 27, 1940 ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION of DIFEI PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/15/2013. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25-11 49th Street, Astoria, NY 11103: any lawful activity.
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Smoking Ads High Around Queens College BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new study has found tobacco marketing in several stores around Queens College, which the report says is meant to increase youth smoking. The New York Public Interest Research Group released a report earlier this month on tobacco marketing throughout Flushing, along with Flatbush, Brooklyn and Tremont, The Bronx. The report, called “Overexposed,” goes over the amount of advertisements for tobacco products, finding that more than 50 ads are displayed at stores near Queens College and its high school, Townsend Harris. NYPIRG worked with the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City on a pilot membership project that was launched at Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College and Queens College. The program had high school and college students who were interested in public health complete a local mapping survey, which mapped out tobacco advertisements and displays they found within a three to six block radius around the school. In Flushing, volunteers covered an area around Queens College’s campus that included the Horace Harding Expressway, Reeves Avenue, Melbourne Avenue and Jewel Avenue all from Kissena Boulevard to Main Street, as
well as Main Street and cil. Instead, legislation was Kissena Boulevard bepassed that raised the smoktween the Horace Harding age to 21. ing Expressway and Jewel Out of the almost 10,000 Avenue. licensed tobacco retailers in Between April and June the City, 75 percent are with2013, NYPIRG staff and in 1,000 feet of a school. volunteer students surAccording to the report, veyed 45 stores, nine of the tobacco industry spends which are in Flushing. For $213.5 million each year on a store to be surveyed, it marketing in New York for its had to have at least one exproducts. Legal restrictions ample of tobacco marketmean that these ads cannot be ing. Traditional cigarettes, seen on billboards or on TV, hookah, cigars, cigarillos making their display in boand electronic cigarette degas, pharmacies and other ads were all included. Photo by Ira Cohen stores their main form of adIn surveying the area, A new study by NYPIRG found nine stores near vertising. they discovered that 14 Queens College display exterior and interior ads “It is no accident retailers smoking ads were pres- that promote smoking. close to schools are filled with ent on the exterior of tobacco ads, and it’s no surThe U.S. Center for Disease Control prise why nearly 90 percent of adult store buildings. Forty-three ads were found in the interiors of the stores and Prevention found that the amount smokers start before the age of 18,” observed in Flushing. Adding in of exposure to tobacco advertisements Yvette Buckner, Borough Manager of Flatbush and Tremont, the numbers and products during the teenage years Queens Smoke-Free Partnership, said. increased to 136 exterior ads and 209 has an effect on the number of addict- “We cannot sit idly by while Big Toed smokers as adults. interior ads. bacco attracts new replacement smokTo combat this finding, Mayor ers, costing both lives and millions Flushing had the most even split between the type of stores with to- Michael Bloomberg recently moved of dollars in healthcare costs in New bacco marketing. Four corner stores/ forward to ban the display of ciga- York.” bodegas, three gas stations and two rettes and tobacco products in stores. Buckner added that the best way to Retailers would have been forced to combat this marketing is with educapharmacies were surveyed. While there was a large amount of hide the products in cabinets, draw- tion. advertising, there was only one health ers or behind a curtain. The idea was Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357warning about smoking observed at a retracted towards the end of August 7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstriafter negotiations with the City Coun- bune.com, or @Joey788. store in the Flushing survey.
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Bus Lanes Coming To Woodhaven Boulevard By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A number of changes will be made to Woodhaven Boulevard starting next year, aiming to improve car traffic along the major thoroughfare. The Dept. of Transportation provided an update to their ongoing project of making traffic changes along Woodhaven at a scarcely attended public meeting last week in Ozone Park. Among the proposed plans would be an installation of 12-inch bus lanes between Eliot and Metropolitan Avenues, which could allow for Select Bus Service to run in the Borough for the first time. Another bus lane would also be installed on Cross Bay Blvd. from the Belt Parkway approaching Liberty Avenue. Other minor changes include marking bus stops along the boulevard to make it clearer to drivers where they will stop and for a smoother flow on the avenue. While explaining the proposed changes to elected officials and community leaders, a DOT representative said installing the bus lanes would quell bottle-necking experienced during peak hours.
“The right lane on both sides will only be for the buses and for right turns,” said Gregory Haas, DOT’s project manager for this venture. He added they do not anticipate adding even more traffic to Woodhaven Boulevard because there will be a lane used for right turns. Regarding the future bus lanes in Southern Queens, the bus lanes will only be on the east side of the boulevard and will be in effect during the morning rush hour, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. When asked about DOT’s plan for the thoroughfare, Vinny Arcuri, Chairman of Community Board 5, said they have made good progress on their plan and the key is to see how they will make it safer for drivers to cross from the main road to the service road and vice versa. “They should have the crossovers in mid-block and have a merging lane so it will be much safer and we can get in and out easier,” he said. According to DOT’s presentation, multiple medians and curbs along Woodhaven will be widened to make it easier to switch lanes. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127, firstname.lastname@example.org or @luisgronda.
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Goldfeder And Queens College Team Up For Vacant Rail Line By Luis Gronda Staff Writer Transit advocates hoping the defunct Rockaway Long Island Rail Road is revived got a possible glimmer of hope on Monday. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) and Queens Col- Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (center) lege announced they will is teaming up with Queens College on launch a study to deter- a new study for the vacant Rockaway mine what is the best use LIRR line. for the vacant 3.5 mile stretch of land running from Ozone since he took office, said the study Park to Rego Park. will be objective and determine what The College’s Department of Urban is best for Queens in the future. Studies will conduct the study as part “We must have the tools we need of a course. Beginning in February, to ease the current burden and alProfessor Leonard Rodberg and Dr. low our communities to florish grow Scott Larson will lead a group of about and ultimately prepare for future a dozen students, both undergrad and growth,” the Assemblyman said. graduate, to determine the feasibility The students will use existing data of the train line and to see what is the about the area as well as come up with best use for the vacant land. new data while doing the survey. The students will do preliminary The study is expected to be comwork throughout the semester and pleted by the end of summer 2014, then do the groundwork at every according to Rodberg. part of the site during the summer. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357Goldfeder, who has strongly sup- 7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstriported reactivating the LIRR line bune.com or @luisgronda.
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Electeds Act Out At Queens College Show
Queens elected officials took part in “Legislative Acts,” a fundraiser for Big Buddy and Women and Work, performing at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Nov. 23. Some of the highlights of the show included Borough President-elect Melinda Katz singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning;” former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. and former Borough President Claire Schulman decked out as Superman and Wonder Woman in a skit called “Save the World;” and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer serving as host of “Jeopardy!” to contestants Councilman-elect Rory Lancman, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.
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Food Crawl Highlights Queens Eateries To celebrate the integration of food and technology, Verizon Wireless organized an event that put local Queens eateries on the map through a food crawl on Nov. 23. The new flagship Verizon Wireless store, located at Steinway Street in Astoria, was the starting point of a five-hour foodie-adventure, as a select group of reporters, bloggers and foodies received smartphones to use throughout the day. Bianca Ogando, directing manager of Verizon Wireless at the Queens/ Bronx retail locations, said their mission is to put their customers’ mobile lifestyles front and center, whether it be fitness, music or food. “Verizon provides mobile solutions to meet your lifestyle,” she said. “With the Verizon Wireless Food Crawl, we wanted to demonstrate how technology is intrinsically involved in the way consumers engage with food,” Ogando added. “As the epicenter of ethnically diverse cuisine, Queens offers a perfect setting to explore the food scene through technology.” We traveled to the chosen restaurants via UberX taxis and along the way to each eatery, our stomachs were nearly full, but we savored the rich flavor while anticipating the new ones. Before eating, we took to our smartphones to capture the delicacies via Twitter, by taking photos and commenting on the various dishes. To highlight the growing food scene in Queens, the food crawl consisted of four ethnically diverse restaurants,
starting with Greek sweets at Artopolis Bakery in Astoria. We started on sweet tooth at the bakery that offers an array of traditional baked goods, from Greek Village bread and honey cookies, to baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiethes and passion fruit mousse. The baklava, a filo pastry with chopped nuts and honey, was my favorite of them all – not too sweet, so I gobbled up seconds. The next stop on the route was a refuge to those searching for authentic Thai food. In the shadow of a Thai Buddhist Temple in Elmhurst, Ayada offers traditional family recipes with a pork heavy menu. After indulging in a papaya salad with crab, a crispy Chinese watercress
salad, crab rolls and pad see ew with chicken, we opted to walk to Uncle Zhou’s in Elmhurst. Uncle Zhou’s is based on a foundation of hand-made wheat noodles with staples such as pork, ginger, garlic, chili and Sichuan peppercorn. “Uncle Zhou’s spicy crispy rabbit is one of my favorite things to eat in Elmhurst’s Chinatown,” Joe DiStefano, a Queens-based food writer and the founder of Chopsticksandmarrow. com, said. It was my first time trying spicy rabbit, but my favorite dish at Uncle Zhou’s was the eggplant with spicy garlic sauce and lots of nuts. Lastly, we indulged in a blend of Quebeco and American cuisine at a cafeteria-style restaurant, M. Wells Dinette, which is housed within MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Jonathan Forgash, founder of Starstruck Catering, said M. Wells was an epiphany. “The oatmeal with seared foie gras, dry fruits, nuts and maple syrup was the most original dish I’ve had in a long, long time,” he said. The poussin chicken was so rich and tasteful, but the black forest charlotte dessert was the best way to end the day. UberX is offering free rides and exclusive deals all weekend, starting at midnight on Black Friday. In addition, with an UberX receipt, participating businesses are offering discounted food, drinks, tickets, and experiences all throughout the borough of Queens. - Trisha Sakhuja
MOMI’s Holiday Weekend
With a long Thanksgiving weekend upon us, Queens residents may be looking for a fun, relaxing indoor activity to do after stuffing themselves with turkey on Thursday. The Museum of Moving Image has packed the days from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 with films and activities for children and adults alike. The Museum, located at 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, is taking advantage of the long weekend by holding several events between Friday and Sunday. A retrospective on the career of actress Julianne Moore will be the centerpiece, showing six of her most well-known films over the course of three days. For the kids, there will be a screening looking back at Rowlf the Dog as well as a puppet party workshop on Friday. For Moore’s film series, the Museum is screening movies that matched her with some of today’s most acclaimed directors. It will kick off on Friday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. with “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Directed by Steven Spielberg, this sequel to 1993’s smash-hit, “Jurassic Park,” was Moore’s first major action movie role. Later than evening at 7 p.m., Moore will appear as the avant-garde artist Maude in the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, “The Big Lebowski.” On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m., Moore will appear in “Far From Heaven,” a film directed by Todd Haynes that features her as a 1950s housewife who falls in love with her Black gardener. Moore received an Oscar nomination for her performance. At 7 p.m., another one of Moore’s Oscar nominated roles, as seasoned porn star Amber Waves in “Boogie Nights,” will be screened. The series will wrap up on Sunday, Dec. 1, starting with “Safe” at 4 p.m. Moore stars as Carol White, a housewife who becomes allergic to the chemical toxins in her environment. The final film, shown at 7 p.m., will be “The Kids Are Alright,” which features Moore as a lesbian parent whose teenage children seek out their biological father. For the kids, there will be two events about puppets and puppetry for them to enjoy. On Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, at 1 p.m., there will be a screening of “A Dog’s Life: A Rowlf Retrospective.” As part of the monthly series “Jim Henson’s World,” the film will celebrate the greatest moments of Rowlf the Dog, from commercials to “The Muppet Show.” At 1:15 p.m. all three days, kids will become puppet makers and performers in an hour-long holiday workshop.
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FRIDAY 11/29 BLACK FRIDAY HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW
If you do not want to spend the day shopping on Black Friday, head over to Rejuvenate for a fun holiday trunk show! The show will take place at Rejuvenate Face and Body at 26-17 23rd. Ave., Astoria, from noon till 7 p.m. For more info or to RSVP, email email@example.com, and you’ll receive a complimentary makeover, Trilogy skin care gift, and a voucher for 40 percent off any Afterglow mineral eye shadow purchase. For a bonus, you will be entered into a raffle to win a Rejuvenate microdermabrasion treatment, a $115 value. Admission is free.
SATURDAY 11/30 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Be sure to support your local businesses!
BLUE PIPA TRIO
The Blue Pipa Trio will present their interpretations of jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton and Chinese composer Li Jinhui, as well as pieces by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others at the Forest Hills library. The trio consists of Min Xiao-Fen, who plays the pipa, sanxian and also sings, bassist Dean Johnson and guitarist Steve Salerno. The show is slated to begin at 3 p.m. The library is located at 108-19 71st Avenue.
Cultural Organization in 2001. The performance will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and takes place in the lower level auditorium.
Come to the Glendale Community Garden to dispose of your recycled leaves. The leaves will be taken and composed locally. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon. The garden is located at 88th Street and 74th Avenue in Glendale. Please do not bring twigs, branches or trash. Bring the leaves in a clear plastic bag. You may also use a brown paper bag.
LIC FOOD TASTING CRAWL
If you and your family are too tired to cook the Saturday after Thanksgiving, get out to the LIC Food Tasting Crawl by the Long Island City Restaurant Association. The event “Left over for Leftovers” will start at 4 p.m. at Masso, located at 47-25 Vernon Blvd. The cost is $8 per venue. The other restaurants include Sage, Manducatis Rustica, Alobor, Woodbines, Creek and Cave, Wine Bar and Alewife.
Flushing Library will present its fall concert, The Beauty of Kunqu. Artists and students of the Kunqu Society and Workshop will present highlights from Kunqu classics to the general public, displaying the art and beauty of one of the “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
NEIGHBORHOOD CHANUKA PARTY Join the Sunnyside Jewish Center and Young Israel of Sunnyside as they celebrate Chanuka. The “Lights and Latkes” event will take place at 39-40 52nd St., Sunnyside, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. Regular admission is $10, and the family rate is $25 and $5 for Synagogue members. To RSVP, call (718) 786-4103. For more information visit, www.sunnysideshines.org/events/lights-latkespresented-sunnyside-jewish-center-young-israel-sunnyside. Totten Park in Bayside. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Reservations required. Call (718) 352—1548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
is suffering from a serious disease and the author will offer tips and advice on how to deal with that. The talk will begin at 1:30 p.m.
The Queens County Farm Museum will host composters day at the museum. You will learn about what happens to food scraps when they are collected at Greenmarket drop-off sites. The Queens Botanical Garden’s staff at the farm will create 10,000 pounds of food scraps with the collected compost. A light snack will be provided but please bring lunch. It will start at 10:30 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. The museum is located at 7350 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park.
MONDAY 12/2 HANUKKAH OH HANUKKAH!
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Celebrate Hanukkah at Flushing Town Hall with award-winning storyteller Robin Bady. Joined by alternative-rock violinist Deni Bonet, she will share her favorite tales and songs about miracles, menorahs, dreidels and potato latkes. There are two performances during the day; at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for members and children. For more information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.
Bayside Historical Society will host a jazz brunch from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castle at Fort
COMMUNITY HOLIDAY LIGHTING
Join the Bayside Village BID for the annual lighting Hanukkah Menorah, Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene at the Bayside Long Island Railroad. Local clergy, choirs and elected officials will come together at 6 p.m. to kick off the holiday season.
Author Letty Pogrebin will speak at the Central Queens Y about her guidebook on how to be a friend to a person who is sick. Pogrebin offers insight on this issue following her experience of dealing with breast cancer. Many people may not know what to do when they find out a friend
MONTHLY JAZZ CLINIC
Flushing Town Hall will hold a jazz clinic for high school students and up. If you are interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for the clinic at 5 p.m. Stick around for the monthly jazz jam immediately afterwards. To register or more information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 241 or email email@example.com.
“BRIDGING THE GAP”
Meet the Queens visual artists who put together the “Bridging the Gap” exhibit at Queensborough Community College’s Art Gallery. About 50 works from 40 different artists will be on display, showing a variety of art styles and subjects. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ artgallery.
THURSDAY 12/5 “DANCE FUSION”
Queens College will present “Dance Fusion,” its
faculty dance concert, at 7 p.m. in the Goldstein Theatre at Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The performance will display a diversity of ideas, such as rhythm tap, contemporary Chinese folk dance, West African dance, Afro-Brazilian dance and abstract modern dance. Directed by Yin Mei Critchell, it will feature the choreography of Critchell, Marshall Davis, Irenio “Ginga” dos Santos, Carolyn Webb and Edisa Weeks. Tickets are $16 for general admission $10 for seniors and students. The event will repeat on Dec. 6, 7 and 8.
EAT. SHOP. DRINK. LOCAL. Support local businesses and your neighbors by attending “Eat.Shop.Drink. Local” at The Dog And The Duck, located at 45-20 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. The event is from 6:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. For more information visit, www.eatshopdrinklocal.blogspot.com.
ONGOING HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Assemblyman David Weprin is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit the autistic childre n of the Lifeline Center for Child Development, located at 80-09 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. If you would like to contribute, please bring an education, new, unwrapped toy, game or book suitable for children 12 years and under to Weprin’s office. His office is located at 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Call (718) 454-3027 for more information. All donations must be received by Dec. 18.
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tHeAter GroUP F r i d a y, n o v e m b e r 2 9 STARS Senior Theatre performs scenes at 10 at the Queens Village library. Free LeGAL SerVice every other Friday 9-12 at the Pomonok Senior Center. 591-3377. coMPUter cLASS Monday, december 2 at the Benjamin Rosenthal Center on Kissena Blvd. 559-4329. BASic coMPUter tuesdays, december 3, 10, 17 South Ozone Park library at 11.
Line dAncinG tuesdays, december 3, 17 at the St. Albans library at 1. MenS cLUB Wednesdays 10-noon Men over 65 are welcomed to the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. 268-5011, ext. 621. Stimulating topics, inspiring conversations, sports, more. Coffee served. Free. Peer SUPPort Wednesdays at 1 at the Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
tALKS BiG reAd Friday, november 29 “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and “Our Town” discussed at noon at the Far Rockaway library. UrBAn BooK cLUB Sunday, december 1 at the Central library at 2:30. cAMBriA HeiGHtS Monday, december 2 book discussion group at 6. eLder LAW Wednesday, december 4 Elder Law and Estate Planning at 10:30 at the Flushing library. WindSor PArK thursday, december 5 author Rita Plush discusses her new book “Alterations” at 2 at the Windsor Park library.
KnittinG cLUB Friday, November 29 at 11 at the Glen Oaks and Maspeth libraries. coMMUnitY ForUM M o n d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 Western Queens Communit y Forum at LaGuardia CC at 6. 212-416-6044. SeWinG cLUB Friday, November 29 Central library at 11. Knit & crocHet Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Douglaston library at 4. AMer. LeGion M o n d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 American Legion Little Neck – Douglaston Post 103 meets at 42-28 235th Street, Douglaston. 428-
coMPUterS intro Friday, november 29 Central library. Register. JoB SeArcH HeLP F r i d a y, n o v e m b e r 2 9 Ridgewood and South Hollis library. Register. BeGin PoWerPoint Saturday, november 30 Central library. Register. i n t e r M e d i At e P o W erPt Saturday, november 30 Central library. Register. BeGinnerS Word Sunday, december 1 Central library. Register. JoB SeArcH HeLP Mondays, december 2. 9. 16, 23, 30 Ridgewood and Astoria library. Register. oPen LAB Mondays 1-5 at the Central library. MAc MondAYS Monday, december 2 Central library. Register. BeGinnerS eXceL tuesdays, december 3, 10 LIC library. Register. BeGinnerS tuesdays Laurelton and Rosedale library. Register intro coMPUterS tuesday, december 3 LIC library. Register.
one-on-one tuesdays, december 3, 10, 17 Woodside library at 5:45. coMPUter BASicS Wednesday. december 4 Woodside library at 10:30. doWnLoAd e-BooKS Wednesday, december 4 Douglaston library. Register. BeGin coMPUterS Wednesday, december 4 Pomonok library. Register. BeGin coMPUterS Wednesdays, december 4, 18 Windsor Park library at 11:30. tYPinG LAB Wednesdays, december 4, 11, 18 Central library at 4:15. FAceBooK thursday, december 5 Central library. Register. oFFice SUite thursdays, december 5, 12, 19 Poppenhusen library at noon. BeGin coMPUterS thursdays, december 5, 12, 19, 26 Ozone Park library. Register. BeGin coMPUterS thursdays, december 5, 12, 19 Rosedale library at 5:45.
5851. AcAdeMY cHArter Mondays, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 9 Central Queens Academy Charter School meeting 7-9:30 at 55-30 Junction Blvd., Elmhurst. 261-6200 to register. tALK oF toWn Tuesdays, December 3, 17 learn the art of public speaking in St. Albans at 7:15. 640-7092. crAFt cLUB Tuesdays, December 3, 17 Broadway library at 12:30. ScrABBLe cLUB Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 31 Glen Oaks library at 2 and East Flushing library at 3:30. Knit & crocHet Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 31 Windsor Park library at 2. Knit & crocHet Tuesdays, December 3, 17 Steinway library at 5. cHeSS cLUB Tuesdays Windsor Park library at 5:30 and Howard Beach library at 4. renAiSS. cHArter Wednesday, December 4 Re n a i s s a n c e C h a r te r S c h o o l B o a rd o f Tr u st ees meeting 6:45 at 3559 81 st Street, Jackson Heights. BereAVeMent Wednesday, December 4 Bereavement Support Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows at 7:30. 969-2448. Knit & crocHet Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18 South Ozone Park library at 1. SPrinG/roSedALe T h u r s d ay, D e c e m b e r 5 Springfield/Rosedale C o m m u n i t y Ac t i o n A s sociation at St. Peter ’s Lutheran Church, 224-10 147 th Avenue, Brookville at 7:30. WritinG cLUB Thursdays Peninsula library at noon.
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Queens today entertAinMent 60s & 70s MUSic Friday, november 29 Auburndale library at 11:30. oPen Mic Friday, november 29 Lefferts library at 4. GAMe niGHt F r i d a y, n o v e m b e r 2 9 Rosedale library at 4. nU UrBAn cAFÉ Fridays live jazz and r&b 9-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917-817-8653. GAMe dAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven library. GAMe PLAYerS cLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. tree & PoinSettiA SALe december 1-24 Queens Count y Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 347-FARM. coMedY SHoW Saturday, november 30 Creek and the Cave in LIC. Live comedy game show based on the board game Taboo. 706-8783.
BeAUtY oF KUnQU Saturday, november 30 Flushing library at 1:30. BLUe PiPA, inc. Saturday, november 30 Forest Hills library at 3. Mercer MAGic Saturday, november 30 Central library at 3:30. HoLidAY eXtrAVAGAnZA S u n d a y, d e c e m b e r 1 Northern Woodside Coalition and Goliard Concerts at 6 with a tree lighting at 33-30 58th Street followed by holiday concert and reception at Christ Lutheran Church Hall, 33-57 58 th Street. 205-1030. cAriBBeAn SPLASH Sunday, december 1 Central library at 3. WorLd MUSic M o n d a y, d e c e m b e r 2 Rego Park library at 2. 60s and 70s M o n d a y, d e c e m b e r 2 Glendale library at 4:30. tree LiGHtinG M o n d a y, d e c e m b e r 2
Richmond Hill library at 4:30. KoreAn MUSic Monday, december 2 Flshing library at 6:30. ViVA LAS VeGAS tu e s d a y, d e c e m b e r 3 Mitchell-Linden library at 2. cHAnUKAH tuesday, december 3 Chanukah Celebration at 7 at LeFrak Concer t Hall at Queens College. 9975730. HoLidAY HoUSe toUr december 3-31 tours at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. 478-8274. BinGo tuesdays 7:15 American Martyrs Church in Bayside. 464-4582. tuesdays 7:15 (doors open 6) Rego Park Jewish Center. 459-1000. $3 admission includes 12 games. ScrABBLe tuesdays Fresh Meadows library at 2 and East Flushing library at 3:30.
YoUtH QUeenS LiBrArieS M a ny b ra n c h e s o f t h e Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs and more. Contact local branches. dAnce PArtY Friday, November 29 Glendale library at 11:30. Video GAMeS F r i d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 9 Pomonok library at 1. conStrUction Friday, November 29 Central library at 2. riddLeS/conteStS F r i d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 9 Woodside library at 3. BoArd GAMe dAY Friday, November 29 Cambria Heights library at 4. FUn FridAYS Friday, November 29 Central library at 4 JUMP & FUn Friday, November 29 Lefrak City library at 4. Wooden FrAMeS Friday, November 29 Middle Village library. Register. GAMe FridAY F r i d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 9 Rosedale library a 4. BoArd GAMeS Friday, November 29 Windsor Park library at 4. Wii FridAYS Friday, November 29 Hollis library at 5. GAMe dAY Friday, November 29 McGoldrick library at 5. StorYtiMe Fridays South Hollis library at 11:15. crAFt cLUB Fridays Peninsula library and Ozone Park librar y at 3.
GAMe dAY Fridays at 3:30 Queens Village library. ArtS & crAFtS Fridays Briarwood library at 4. East Flushing Register. Ozone Park at 3. cHeSS cLUB Fridays Auburndale library at 3:30 and Windsor Park library. Register. HoMeWorK HeLP Saturday, November 30 Bayside library at 10. MAtH HeLP Saturday, November 30 Flushing library at 10. Science LAB Saturday, November 30 Central library at 11. cHeSS cLUB Saturdays at the Flushing library at 2. StorYtiMe Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 Steinway library at 10:30. BABY & Me Mondays, December 2, 9, 16 d Bayside library at 11. crAFt tiMe Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 Steinway library at 11. coMPUter HW HeLP Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 Auburndale library at 5:30. HW HeLP Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17 Douglaston library. Register. crAFtY tUeSdAYS Tuesdays, December 3, 17 Forest Hills library at 3:30. BooK BUddieS Tuesdays, December 3, 10 Windsor Park library. Register.
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Musicians OF QuEEns
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While Matt Sucich has been writing songs and performing on-and-off for a long time, he somewhat recently had a realization that music was a career he wanted to dedicate himself fully to. “A few years ago, I had that ‘you-know-it-when-you-find-it’ moment where certain things suddenly made sense and I just got busy,” he said. The music of this singer/ songwriter from Astoria is soothing, emotional folk rock, with his voice and acoustic guitar creating strong melodies with a delicate touch. Those two factors may be the first sounds that catch your attention, but his music includes touches of electric guitar and percussion. Sucich has found that living in Astoria allows him to use his apartment as a recording studio and gives him a chance to connect to a lot of great experiences found in no other city. “I haven't had to travel very far to experience what some people leave everything behind for and that certainly has
affected how I look at certain things,” he said. That home studio gave him a place to put together his second full length album, “Layers,” which was released last year. In the time between this release and his first album, “Jubilation & Jealousy,” Sucich immersed himself in the City’s music scene, making friends that would wind up playing on “Layers.” Although he puts the work in when he is at the studio, Sucich said he definitely prefers playing live, due to the different inflections he puts on each song. He also greatly enjoys getting a positive reaction from an attentive audience. “When it's just me and a guitar, the song has potential to go someplace new every time,” he said. “So far, most of my studio experience comes from being my own producer in my own environment, which is fun and detrimental at the same time. I'm happy to have done all that, but I'm looking to bigger and different things in the future” One of those bigger things
that he has already experienced was performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Considered to be one of America’s “Big Four” music festivals, the show was a unique and unforgettable high of his career so far. “It's staggering how much good music is there for a weekend and to be counted among them was an honor,” Sucich said. Sucich just wrapped up a West Coast tour and is set to play a few concerts in New York in the next couple of weeks. He will play an acoustic set at Pete’s Candy Store with Rocket & The Ghost on Nov. 30 and will perform at Rockwood Music Hall on Dec. 7. He also just started a performance series called “Novelty Organ Sessions,” which features live arrangements of his songs, both new and old. For more information on that series, his shows and more, visit Sucich’s website at www.esmatteo.com.
Jay Z Laying Low From Barneys
Jay Z did not decide to part ways with Barneys after two Black people were racially profiled for shoplifting, but he did decide to cancel the kick-off party to celebrate the collaboration between the hip-hop star-turned-mogul and the high-end retailer. Both shoppers - including one from Corona - claim they were racially profiled by the NYPD and Barneys' employees
after buying pricy items for the store. The party was to take place on Nov. 20 at the Madison Avenue flagship store in the City, but Barneys issued a statement that said the event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. No one is sure if the party was canceled due to the hefty legal mix up or if Jay Z just isn’t in the mood to party.
Regardless, it seems many are still fired up about Jay Z’s clothing line venture with Barneys, so maybe this is just another way to lay-low. Being that Jay Z is from Brooklyn and he continuously reps New York City, this isn’t a good look for him. While Jay Z may not be popping molly, but rocking Tom Ford, we hope he can also stand true with his Black fans.
Holidays Kick Off With MTA
With the holiday season inching closer, you will once again be able to ride trains and buses that were used prominently a long time ago. The MTA will launch a special series of holiday trains and buses on the first four Sundays in December. The first of the nostalgic trains will run on Dec.
1 and will operate on the three Sundays following that date. The M train will be one of the trains running the classic MTA lines during this period. The M runs between Long Island City and lower Manhattan. It will run between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during that month. The buses will run from Dec. 2 to the 20,
between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The nostalgia cars are trains that were used between the 1930s and 1970s for the lettered subway lines. The transit agency stopped running these type of train cars more than 35 years ago. The cars were considered state-of-the-art back then, with its ceiling fans and padded seating. It is interesting that the MTA chooses to run the trains on what is typically the slowest train schedule day of the week. While we imagine it will give riders a sense of what the subway was like back then, we hope these 80-year-old trains won’t cause any headaches for commuters as many will surely be traveling to get their holiday shopping finished.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and U.S. Rep. Grace Meng attended the opening of A to Z Liquor in Fresh Meadows. Photo by Joe Marvilli
Right Back To Work Not even an attack can keep this elected official down for long. Just days after she was assaulted and robbed in Washington D.C., U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) was back on the job. On Tuesday, Meng was hit over the head and robbed of her handbag while she was out for a walk, with the incident resulting in a CAT scan. But on Thursday night, she was attending the grand opening of a liquor store
in Fresh Meadows, along with Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. After the obligatory photo op, our intrepid QConf reporter went up to Meng, wished her well and asked her how she was doing after the harrowing experience. "I don't even remember it, really," she said. "So, I'm not even traumatized by it." Meng then went on her way to another event. Sometimes, you just can't keep a good elected official down.
QConf is edited by: Steven J. Ferrari Contributors: Luis Gronda, Natalia Kozikowska, Joe Marvilli, Marcia Moxom Comrie, Michael Nussbaum, Trisha Sakhuja, Michael Schenkler.
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