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Kaufman Astoria Studios cuts the ribbon on the new backlot in Astoria on Tuesday. By Trisha Sakhuja â€Ś Page 3.
Lack of Funds Shuts Down Bell Center PAGE 5
Boston Pops Plan Whitestone Man Competes on Holiday Show Xmas Lights Show In Queens PAGE 14
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Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot By Trisha sakhuja Staff Writer Astoria residents will see many more famous faces from Hollywood now that the newly-built outdoor backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios is complete. To celebrate the occasion, many local and State officials, community leaders and Grover from Sesame Street gathered on Dec. 3 to cut the ribbon on the block-long backlot with a Hollywood-style entry gate. The backlot marks the latest expansion by Kaufman Studios in order to increase its film productions. George Kaufman, chairman of the studios, began the transformation of the neighborhood when he first leased the property in 1980. Since then, Kaufman has created a full-service production center that helped bring the film and television production industry back to the City, while also reinvigorating the entire neighborhood. “The backlot at Kaufman Astoria
gate, located on 35th Avenue, Studios is going to add to the features a dramatically lit steel life of the campus and will help truss that rises 40 feet above us attract more productions to the street, which also serves as New York,” Kaufman said. a working catwalk for producHal Rosenbluth, president tions. It towers with blue letters, of Kaufman Studios, said the bearing the Kaufman name. studios, in combination with The backlot, designed by the the State’s film tax credit proRockwell Group, will allow program championed by Gov. ductions to shoot exterior and Andrew Cuomo, “are the best special effects shots outside in a marketing tools to generate controlled environment. jobs and bring production to In recent years, Kaufman the area.” Studios, which has grown into Councilman Jimmy Van Photo by Ira Cohen a vibrant arts and cultural disBramer (D-Sunnyside), Chair of the City Council’s Cultural sesame street’s Grover joins elected officials trict, has more than doubled in Affairs Committee, said the and Kaufman studios representatives at the size and now includes 12 acres with seven stages, local and film industry is huge and the backlot’s ribbon cutting on Tuesday. national retailers and cultural heart of it is in Astoria. “Everybody here knows what once the home of Paramount Pictures, organizations, such as The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Museum George Kaufman started 30 years ago is a “game changer for New York.” has produced literally billions and bil“I predict that a few decades from of the Moving Image, TDF Costume lions of dollars in revenue for the City now, Hollywood will be known as Collection and Queens Council on of New York,” he said. “We like to New York West when it comes to film the Arts. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357think of it as Hollywood East.” production,” he said. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New The 34,800-square-foot backlot 7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstriYork) said the landmarked studio, with the Hollwoodesque main entry bune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
MinKwon Center Pres. Fasts For Immigration Reform By jOE MarViLLi Staff Writer As gridlock continues in Washington D.C. and the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate collects dust in the House of Representatives, some community leaders have taken to fasting in the hopes of progress on immigration. S.J. Jung is one such community leader. Jung, the president of the Flushingbased MinKwon Center for Community Action, spent the middle of November fasting at the National Mall in support of immigration reform. Jung, along with many other immigrant rights leaders, abstained from all food, except water, in an attempt to “touch the hearts and minds of the members of Congress” and get them to pass an immigration bill. While an immigration reform bill passed the Senate in June, it has languished in the House of Representatives since then, with little time left in this year’s session for a vote. The Senate bill offers undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would be able to earn green cards in five years. Jung started his participation on Nov. 17 as part of the “Fast for Families” campaign. Organized by the Service Employees International Union, participants from various immigrant, labor and faith organizations joined together in tents in front of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
The 47-year-old emigrated from Korea 27 years ago and said he underwent his fast as both an immigrant and as an American. “I was there to protest the political gridlock, but not by raising my voice, but in the more humble way of fasting. That was one small way for me to share the pain of the immigrants in our nation’s broken immigrant system. We’re talking about the tragedy of family separation,” Jung said. “I was also there as an American. I believe immigration reform is not only a moral imperative but an economic imperative.” Jung was forced to break his fast after eight days due to severe stomach pain. Many high-ranking elected officials visited the tent where the fasters stayed, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) and U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing). Jung said that many of the elected officials who met with the fasters recommitted to passing immigration reform. The fasters also visited House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office with a letter asking for a vote on reform. While the Speaker said the immigration bill is not dead and the House is working on it, Jung said more is needed than just words. “They voted to repeal Obamacare 42 times. When it comes to immigration reform, they can’t bring it to vote even once? It doesn’t make sense to me,” he said. “We have the votes. If
the bill is brought to the floor, it will pass.” The MinKwon Center is encouraging those in support of immigration reform to call Boehner’s office at (202) 225-0600, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Virginia) office at (202) 225-2815 and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-California) of-
fice at (202) 225-2915. “Each and every poll clearly shows an absolutely majority is very supportive of immigration reform,” Jung said. “We will continue our campaign. We should end the 21st century Trail of Tears.” Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joey788.
Leroy Comrie Named Deputy Borough President Jay bond named Chief of Staff Less than a month before she takes office, incoming Borough President Melinda Katz has named Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) as her deputy. Comrie, whose support was vigorously sought-after once he dropped out of the Borough President race earlier this year, has been rumored to be a deputy since early this summer. After staying silent for weeks once he dropped out, Comrie finally threw his support behind Katz in September’s Democratic primary. Comrie said he was “thrilled” to serve under Katz. “Queens needs Melinda’s vision for a more prosperous and equitable borough,” he said. “Melinda has proven herself a tireless and honest public servant with a real plan to move our borough forward.”
The release also announced that Jay Bond will serve as Borough Hall Chief of Staff. Bond has served as policy director for the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He also served as policy advisor to Katz when Katz was in the City Council. Bond and Comrie will also head Katz’s transition team, as they have started accepting resumes. “For years, Melinda Katz has served our Borough with distinction and achieved tangible results on the issues working families care about,” Bond said. “I’m excited to build on that progress by helping Melinda assemble the most qualified team possible from every walk of life and every corner of our City.” Interested individuals can send resumes and cover letters to info@ melindakatz.com.
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Citi Bike Is Not Coming To Queens As Planned By Trisha sakhuja Staff Writer Queens residents and avid cyclists were hoping to see the new Citi Bikes lined up at docking stations, first in Long Island City and then Astoria, but according to the Dept. of Transportation, the process will take some more time. The rollout process for Citi Bike to start in Long Island City is taking longer than expected because much of the gear was damaged by flooding after Superstorm Sandy hit last year. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) has worked with the DOT to include Queens on the map when the bike share program initi-
ated earlier this year. He said it is frustrating to not see it come to western Queens yet. “I am hoping it will come by next year,” Van Bramer said. “Everybody asks us about Citi Bike’s status, but all we can say, since this is the Dept. of Transportation’s issue, is that we will keep fighting for it.” Intended to provide New Yorkers and visitors with environmentallyfriendly means of transportation that are fun and convenient, Citi Bikes are available 24/7, 365-days-a-year in the City. Nancy Silverman, a volunteer advocate at Transportation Alternatives, said she often takes her own bike to work in the City, but she would like
to use a Citi Bike over the weekend to visit the many cultural attractions in western Queens and Brooklyn. “It is ridiculous how long it is taking. All of us are really disappointed,” she said. Eleven docking stations have been approved for Community Board 2, which includes Hunters Point, but a DOT spokesperson said they are waiting for the resources and funds to become available to deploy these stations. “Queens is not supposed to be left out,” said State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), who formally requested the DOT in July that Astoria, Woodside and Sunnyside are also included in the City’s bike share program. “We
are on the list but it is going to take some more time.” Gianaris said he has drafted a list of tentative docking station locations in Astoria that would run along the N and Q trains on 31st Street. Other stations would be placed by local attractions, such as the Museum of Moving Image and Socrates Sculpture Park. A representative from the DOT said they will come back to Community Board 1 with a map of proposed station locations and present it at a community workshop, where they will ask attendees for feedback. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128, email@example.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
Queens Resident Among Four Killed In Derailment By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A Queens resident is among the four people who died after a MetroNorth train derailment over the weekend. The train, heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station, derailed Sunday morning at the Spuyten Duyvil train station in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. The train flipped on its side and landed inches from the
Hudson River. More than tered nurse at Kings County 150 people were on the loHospital in Brooklyn. comotive when it derailed, Kisook, a native of South according to authorities. Korea, was on her way home The National Transfrom a nursing home in Osportation Safety Board ansining when the crash ocnounced on Monday that curred. the train was going 82 miles The other three victims of per hour at a 30 mph curve the crash were Jim Lovell, 58, when it crashed. Donna Smith, 54, and James Among the people who Ferrari, 59. Ahn Kisook died was Ahn Kisook, a 35Queens Borough Presiyear-old Woodside resident. According dent Helen Marshall released a stateto her Facebook page, she was a regis- ment grieving the four deaths.
“I cannot even begin to comprehend the grief Ms. Ahn’s family and friends must be feeling right now. Ms. Ahn came to America looking for a better life and unfortunately her life was taken away from her much too soon,” she said. Authorities are looking into what exactly caused the crash and how to improve safety for passengers at the dangerous curve. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127, firstname.lastname@example.org or @luisgronda.
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Lack Of Funds Closes Bell Community Center BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Just months shy of its three-year anniversary, the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center in South Jamaica has closed its doors due to lack of funds. The news does not come as a shock to the community residents. Executive director Anthony Anderson anticipated a closure exactly one year ago, when the Queens Tribune first reported on the center’s financial struggles. “As of now, I would have to say we are going to close because we didn’t receive enough money to operate,” he predicted. The nonprofit was opened in memory of Sean Bell, who was shot and killed by undercover police officers the day before his wedding on Nov. 25, 2006. On May 18, 2011, which was also Bell’s birthday, Jamaica welcomed the new center, the primary goal of which was to help its people. The center offered a variety of free services ranging from after school programs and tutoring for children, as well as job readiness programs for residents. In an earlier interview, Anderson claimed that the $196,000 block grant it received when the center opened was not enough money to sustain the services it provides. “We don’t charge for any services here so we were hoping we would receive donations from the community and possibly some funding from the government,” he said. “I feel that as a community we could have done more. We support the community so we look to the community to support us.”
Last year, the Greater Springfield Community Church sponsored a benefit in a final attempt to collect enough money to prevent a closure, but it was not enough to sustain the center’s programs. “I’m disappointed it’s closed, because we don’t have centers in that area, especially in Southeast Queens,” said the Rev. Phil Craig, who is also president of the Queens National Action Network. “This is a very fragile situation because people can’t just keep pouring into it. It’s a handshaking and the administration needs to be at a point where they can keep it afloat,” Craig added. “I don’t know where the [money] gap was, but there should be responsibility on both ends – the administration and the community, to try and keep something like this alive for a generation.” The Sean Bell Community Center, located at 107-52 Sutphin Blvd., offered a number of essential after school programs for the children of Southeast Queens. Craig’s biggest concern, he said, is the future of the children who are displaced as a result of the closure. “My biggest question is what is going to happen to the children during the times that they occupied the center? What are going to be the alternatives for them? At this moment, it is going to be up to the parents to do their job,” he said. Reach Natalia Kozikowska at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or email@example.com or @nkozikowska.
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A Time To Think of Others Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah, holidays that are marked by families coming together, usually with a great deal of food. As we continue with this holiday season, with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner, the recent report that one in 10 Queens residents are not sure where they will get their next meal is a sobering reminder that there are too many in this City who live without enough food. Demand at food pantries is on the rise while cuts to supplemental nutrition programs will guarantee that demand will continue to increase. And still, for too long those in need have been ignored. City officials should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this inequity to continue for as long as it has. Many are looking forward to the new administration this year to begin a process of change. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has spoken of the challenges of his “Tale of Two Cities,” and we hope he works to bring that division closer together. But it will take more than just civic action. Historically, food pantries report a higher rate of donations during the holidays, as the giving nature of the season inspires many to bring supplies. But we hope that those donations can be continued and improved upon year-round, giving those in need something to be thankful about beyond the fourth Thursday in November. For a listing of food banks near you, visit foodbanknyc.org or riverfund-ny.org/ pantry.html.
Time For licenses For Undocumented Immigrants By STATe SenATOr JOSe PerAlTA I recently introduced legislation to provide undocumented immigrant New Yorkers access to driver’s licenses. If enacted, the bill will bring the undocumented into the economic mainstream and make New York’s roads safer. It will also generate millions of dollars in revenue for the State from license and registration fees. It also could lead to lower auto insurance premiums. In Illinois, for example, it is estimated that auto insurance rates for individual drivers will decline by $60 a year. A driver’s license would open the door to more employment opportunities for undocumented immigrants. They would be able to make more money to support their families. Once in the economic mainstream, they would be less vulnerable to exploitation and fraud.
By ensuring that everyone driving on our roads is properly credentialed, educated and is operating a registered, inspected and insured vehicle, this law would improve safety on our roads. Unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes. Uninsured drivers also are more likely to flee the scene of an accident. My bill will permit the New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicles to issue licenses to undocumented immigrants able to provide non-U.S. identification, prove residence in the State and demonstrate they have not been convicted of a felony crime. The driver’s licenses issued to undocumented immigrants would be for driving privileges only and could NOT be used as evidence of immigration status. As for my bill becoming law in New York, it will take a lot
of work. But keep in mind this isn’t exactly ground-breaking legislation. There are already 11 states where this is the law and no one would argue that any of them are more progressive than New York. And during the recent mayoral campaign, not only did Democrat Bill de Blasio call for passage of my bill, so did the Republican candidate, Joe Lhota. The next step is to build support for the bill, both within the legislature and out. Advocates such as Make the Road New York will be important allies. As the senate sponsor of the state DREAM Act, I look forward to the development during the upcoming legislative session of a bipartisan response to the question of integrating New Americans and giving them a chance to succeed and realize the American Dream.
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In YOur OpInIOn New School An Insult
To The editor: n a democracy, the voice of the people must be heard regarding projects planned in a community. Recently, the City Council voted to construct a school on the Keil property in my neighborhood here in Bayside, the neighborhood I have known for over 82 years. Why weren’t the people of my community informed that a hearing was going to take place at City Hall regarding this project? We would have come in force to express our opposition. It is outrageous, disrespectful and undemocratic that we were bypassed! I consider the Council’s approval vote on this matter null and void. And I can’t understand why Councilman Dan Halloran and Councilman-to-be Paul Vallone support this project against the will of people who live in this community. There were dozens of local people at the community board meeting when the S chool C onstruction Authority came to make their presentation about building a new school on the Keil property. The people all said no, this school cannot go behind and between the homeowners’ fences! This school cannot be a curd away from Middle School 158. PS 31 is a short distance away on Bell Boulevard and a Korean school is over on 211th Street. Such a concentration of schools cannot be found in any other area. This school cannot go on a busy bus route
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surrounded by blocks with narrow streets and limited parking. And did the SCA give the public at the community board meeting an idea of how big the school would be, how it would be situated on the Keil property or who would be using the school and what the hours of operation would be? No! The two reps from the SCA were useless, and then they turned around and made the community board the scapegoat with some problem they had after the meeting. Instead of investigating the matter, the Chancellor punished the community. As a community and civic leader, I believe that there must be some redress regarding the injustice of approving a school project when the public did not get their chance to speak at the City Council. And it has nothing to do with the Keil family who have served our community well. It has to do with the City Council and the SCA and other City agencies and a Dept. of Education and a Chancellor and certain elected officials who are arrogant and feel that they can impose their will over the taxpayers who pay their salaries and who they are supposed to represent. They do these actions from their offices far away. They should be coming to the community to face us and to hear the voice of the people. That is what democracy is all about. Mandingo Osceola Tshaka, Bayside
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QUEENS thiS wEEk Historic House Tour Comes To Flushing
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer
This December, you will have the chance to learn about the Borough’s most historic houses. The Queens Historical Society will hold the 26th iteration of its annual Holiday Historic House Tour on Dec. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will take attendees to seven historic sites throughout Flushing, educating them about each location and its unique history. Attendees will visit the sites on two trolleys, one which will loop around all seven destinations and one which will take people back and forth between the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which is in Corona, and Flushing Town Hall. According to Rob MacKay, director of the Queens Tourism Council, more than 100 tickets have already been sold. “This tour is a perfect example of holiday magic. Plus, it’s a great way to learn about our borough’s past,” MacKay said. “This tour defines the word ‘enrichment,’ and I can’t wait to bring my daughters.” The tour will begin at Kingsland Homestead, the home of the Queens Historical Society. The house was occupied by the same family from 1785 until the 1930s. There will be musical performances and a holiday gift shop sale throughout the day. The Voelker Orth Museum dates back to 1891 and is known as the home to three generations of one Queens family. Piano performances will take place all afternoon. The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum was home to the African-American inventor of the same name. It will have an open house and traditional holiday refreshments for the tour. The Friends Meeting House, built in 1694, is the first house of worship in Flushing and the City’s oldest structure in continuous
use for religious purposes. The band, John Scardina & Friends, will play at the site. Flushing Town Hall, built in 1862, has been a cultural and political touchstone in Flushing since its origin. It has seen visits from presidents and Frederick Douglass, held murder trials and been a performance space for operas. The Bowne House is known as a key site in the struggle for religious freedom. At 1:30 p.m., it will hold a talk on traditional American Christmas customs. The Louis Armstrong House Museum became the permanent home of the jazz musician, starting in 1943. Rare audio clips of Armstrong’s personal recordings will be played for visitors. “Satchmo loved celebrating Christmas, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum is thrilled to be a part of the tour for the first time in the 26-year history of this holiday program,” Armstrong House marketing director Jennifer Walden said. Tickets can be ordered in advance for $10 at holidayhousetour2013. eventbrite.com. General admission on the day of the tour is also available for $12 at any of the sites being visited. The tour is free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Queens Historical Society at (718) 939-0647, ext. 17. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joey788.
Corona Plaza Receives Hefty Check From Chase
The Neighborhood Plaza Partnership received a check for $800,000 from Chase on Nov. 26 to ensure that the Corona Plaza, known as “La Placita,” located at 103rd Street at Roosevelt Avenue, will have the support they need to keep up with its maintenance and clean the public plaza.
the thanksgiving weekend was disrupted in whitestone due to a two-alarm fire that broke out late Saturday night. the blaze came out of the whitestone Collision body shop, located at 150-11 14th Rd. while the fire did cause damage to the interior of the body shop, it did not spread beyond whitestone Collision. the fire department had the fire settled within the hour, tweeting that it was under control. Photo by Devon O’Connor, president of the welcome to whitestone Civic Association.
talking heads musician David Byrne (far left), a big supporter of public space initiatives, attended the press conference in Corona Plaza. he stood with (from left) Edgar Gutierrez, manager of the nearby walgreens and recipient of Global Chase Philanthropy’s “Daily Point of Light Award,” NPP Director Laura hansen, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras, the hort Executive Director Sara hobel, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and QEDC Director of Neighborhood Services Ricardi Calixte.
To celebrate the announcement of the Leadership Gift from Chase, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) joined Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, representatives from the Queens Museum of Art and the Queens Economic Development Corp. “Because our community deserves the same kind of public amenity as any other, we have rallied around the Plaza Program and this site for more than five years,” Ferreras said in a statement. La Cumbiamba provided the music at the plaza and local children from PS 16 released ladybugs to showcase the transformative power of neighborhood plazas. The NPP works with the DOT’s Plaza Program to help stabilize the City’s neighborhoods with affordable, high-quality plaza maintenance and horticulture via the workforce development programs of The Horticultural Society and the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless.
Sunnyside Bars Host Holiday Pub Crawl
BY TRIshA sAkhuJA Staff Writer
The Sunnyside Santathon Pub Crawl fundraiser is back for its second year, after raising $5,000 in proceeds and collecting hundreds of toys last year. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars will host their second annual pub crawl on Dec. 7, starting at 3 p.m., where the Sunnyside community, local businesses and tourists can enjoy the spirit of the holidays. The list of participating bars include Bar 43, The Courtyard Ale House,
Maggie Mae’s, The Gaslight, Arriba Arriba, Sidetracks, Molly Blooms, PJ Horgan’s, McGuinness’s and Bliss St. Station. Each one will collect new, unwrapped donations from now until Christmas. “We formed Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars to create events as a group that would bring more business to the area, really make it a destination spot and highlight what a great neighborhood we have here,” Pat Burke, owner of The Courtyard Ale House, said. “Once we got together, we also saw the opportunity to raise funds for charities, specifically local organizations.” All of the proceeds from the sale of the $10 wristbands, which permits entry into all of the participating bars and restaurants and $3 drink specials on the day of the event, will go towards buying toys for the local children. Melissa Navia, a representative from Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, said the success of last year’s Santathon afforded them the opportunity to surprise many organizations and toy drives, including those set up for families in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, with donations that they would not have gotten otherwise. Pub crawlers can also submit their email address to enter to win gift vouchers to any of the Boulevard Bars. When it comes to drunk driving, Navia said “Our staff members are trained to recognize anyone who needs a cab to safely get home and will make arrangements to make sure that happens.” For more information about Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, as well as pictures from past events, visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ SunnysidesBoulevardBars. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 3577400, Ext. 128, email@example.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
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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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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 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. ________________________
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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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, 2Marisa 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. 9525 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor Rego Park, NY 11374 PH: 718 459 9000 FAX: 718 459 3163
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Willets Workers Protest Push-Off By Trisha sakhuja Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the Queens State Sen. Tony Avella protests with Development Group, many Willets Point tenants as they push back of the Iron Triangle tenants against the relocation process. being displaced from their According to City officials, more established auto-shops at Willets Point gathered on the steps of City Hall on than a quarter million dollars has alNov. 20 to rally with State Sen. Tony ready been distributed, with hundreds Avella (D-Bayside) to protest against of thousands more queued up when they can confirm that additional busithe proposed relocation plan. Carrying signs that said “Earth to nesses have vacated after the Nov. 30 Julissa: We’re NOT Being Relocated,” milestone. “More than 30 businesses have retenant business owners, whose landlord is the Dept. of Housing and Pres- located, signed a lease, or are close to ervation, denounced their evictions doing so,” a City official said. However, the tenants are requestwithout relocation, and called on the involved agencies and Mayor-elect Bill ing an extension of at least six months to better prepare themselves for relode Blasio to hit the pause button. Avella said the current relocation cation. “The situation is terrible,” Arturo plan falls far short of what the tenants Olaya, president of the Willets Point need and deserve for relocation. “Many of these businesses have yet Defense Committee, said. “They are to find a place to relocate to, even with closing the businesses everyday.” When it comes relocating the busithe City’s purported help,” he said. “This is obviously unfair and these nesses, Olaya said Councilwoman Julistenants warrant the extension they are sa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) “is lying in front of everybody saying that the looking for.” In addition, Avella said, “these people are getting relocated but over tenants deserve more payment than here, nobody is getting relocated.” “We need some support and help the City is offering, especially since the tenants have accused the City of pur- from the community,” he added. Ferreras said for the last five years, posefully lowering their rents, which has the added effect of lowering their she has been working hand-in-hand with Willets Point workers and the payment.” Avella also revealed his request that City to negotiate a better relocation the United States Department of Jus- compensation package, which now totice investigate the role of Cornerstone tals more than $15.5 million. “I fought hard to bring those monies Group, which has been paid $700,000 by the City to provide relocation assis- and workers need to take advantage of tance, in the Willets Point relocation those funding,” she said. “I encourage everyone to find out what they are eligidebacle. The $3 million development proj- ble for. No one compensation package ect at Willets Point, put forth by May- is the same. The monies are available for or Michael Bloomberg and the Queens those with a HPD lease. My office have Development Group, a joint venture been nonstop in meeting with tenants between Sterling Equities and Related and have been advocating on their beCompanies Inc., was approved by the half and I will continue to do so.” Sergio Aguirre, organizer of the City Council in October. The project is set to build a 1.4 million-square-foot Sunrise Co-op, which is a group of mall on parkland, across the street more than 50 businesses at Willets Point looking to relocate together, said from Citi Field. According to the proposed reloca- they are in the process of finalizing a tion plan, businesses that agreed to va- deal with a landlord at Hunts Point in cate Willets Point by Nov. 30 received the Bronx. If that happens, a group of payment equivalents to 12 months’ 18 or so auto-shops will move. “We think our members will be topresent rent. For any business that stays beyond that date, they will have gether in a new place,” Aguirre said. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) to relocate no later than Jan. 31 in order to receive six months of their pres- 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Tsakhuja13. ent rent.
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New Mural For Rego Park Coming Next Year By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A new mural is in the works in Rego Park underneath the Long Island Rail Road underpass at 63rd Drive near Queens Boulevard. The art project will replace the current mural in that same area and display highlights of the neighborhood. According to Yvonne Shortt, executive director of the Rego Park Green Alliance, the non-profit who is organizing the project, the current mural needs to be replaced as the paint is peeling off since it was first created a few years ago. But instead of repainting it, the group will display a series of photos and descriptions of the area, creating a new project from scratch. The photos will be seen using boards on top of the cement blocks that make up the wall. Shortt said this mural will give residents a chance to express their gratitude towards Rego Park as well as tell everyone how it can improve in the future.
About 150 residents gathered at PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Nov. 25 to advocate against the increase in airplane noise that comes from the frequent flights landing and taking off from LaGuardia Airport. Councilman Daniel Dromm (DJackson Heights) organized the town hall meeting to discuss the increase in airplane noise, which occurs during the early morning hours over the weekends. “Plane noise is a fact of life when you live close to an airport, but since October, my district has been inundated with the roar of airplanes,” Dromm said. The increase of noisy planes is the product of the increase in weekend construction on the runways at LaGuardia Airport and new flight patters instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration, called NextGen. According to the FAA, this new, energy-efficient program makes flying more fuel-efficient, while the GPS allows airplanes to take-off and land more frequently by using technology to better track planes and safely decrease the distance between two aircrafts. Janet McEneaney, president and founder of Queens Quiet Skies, a group made up of residents who live around airports, wants to reduce noise from the flights at LaGuardia Airport and create an Aviation Roundtable,
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POLICE BLOTTER 103rd Precinct InvestIgatIon – At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Dec. 3, police responded to Jamaica Hospital, where they were informed that a 38-yearold female had sustained a gunshot wound to her head and was taken to the hospital via private means. The female victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. There are no arrests at the time and the investigation is ongoing.
105th Precinct PedestrIan struck – At 6:19 a.m. on Nov. 26, police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and Farmers Boulevard. Upon arrival, police discovered a male of unknown age with severe head and body trauma. EMS arrived and transported the male to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Subaru Impreza traveling eastbound on Rockaway Boulevard struck the pedestrian when he was attempting to cross from north to south at the intersection of Farmers Boulevard. The operator remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
106th Precinct robbery – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following individuals wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on Nov. 30 at 9:19 p.m. According to a police report, two individuals entered the La Quinta Hotel, located at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park. The first suspect went to the front desk, pointed a silver shotgun at the manager and demanded money. The second suspect held open a bag as the manager placed $560 in the bag. The suspects fled the location, heading north on the Van Wyck Expressway. There were no reported injuries during this incident. The first suspect is described as a Black male, 6-foot tall, last seen wearing a black ski cap, blue jeans and a blue waist-length jacket. The second suspect is described as a Black male, 6-foot tall, wearing a white waistlength jacket. Fatal collIsIon – At 1 a.m. on Nov. 30, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 159th Avenue and 98th Street. Upon arrival, police discovered a 38-year-old male, identified as Jimmy Sinisi of Ridgewood, having sustained severe body trauma after a traffic accident with another motorist. EMS took both drivers to Jamaica Hospital,
where Sinisi was pronounced dead on arrival. The operator of the second vehicle, identified as James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, was later arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while abilities impaired.
108th Precinct burglary – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the following individual wanted for a burglary that took place on Oct. 7 inside of 41-32 44th St., Sunnyside. The suspect entered through a balcony door and removed jewelry and electronics.
This individual is wanted in connection with a burglary within the confines of the 108th Precinct. HomIcIde – On Nov. 27, police arrested Rolando Perez, 33, of Elmhurst, and charged him with second-degree murder and criminal use of a firearm. The arrest stemmed from an incident the previous day. At 1:50 a.m. on Nov. 26, police responded to a 911 call of a female shot inside of 87-36 52nd Ave., Elmhurst. Upon arrival, officers observed Carolina Cobena, 29, of the above address, unconscious and unresponsive inside an apartment, with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS also responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
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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 ________________________ 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 ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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. ________________________ 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. _______________________ 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 JAMAIC A 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. ________________________ STATE OF NE W YORK SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 4786-10 NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NE W YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributess, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through ALICE LEIGH, DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective
husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiffs; JOYCE LEIGH; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SOLELY, AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PENINSULA NATIONAL BANK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; CAROLYN LEIGH-CARTER AND “JOHN DOE #2” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100”, the names of the last 99 defendants being fictitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the amended complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on plaintiffs’ attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this supplemental summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the amended complaint. Queens County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: May 9, 2013TO THE ABOVE
NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing supplemental summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Marguerite A. Grays, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated October 23, 2013, and filed with supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as 2912 Deerfield Road, Borough of Queens, New York and identified as Block 15794, Lot 25 (the “Premises”). The relief sought is the sale of the subject property at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $3,855.31, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Premises. Anthony J. Iacchetta Phillips Lytle LLP Office and Post Office Address 1400 First Federal Plaza Rochester, New York 14614 Tel. No. (585) 238-2000 ________________________ At IAS Part 35 of the Supreme Court of the Count y of Queens at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on the 14th day of October 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Index No: 20719/13 PRESENT: HON. TIMOTHY J. DUFFICY J.S.C. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NE W YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS In the Matter of the Application of the Estate of Dorothy Gordon, the Estate of Hazel Saunders and the Estate of Wendy Culbreath, for an order under Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law §1921 canceling and discharging of record, the mortgage recorded in Reel 3020 Page 2080 in the New York City Register’s Office Upon the annexed petition of Whitney Culbreath, verified and sworn to the day of 10th day of October, 2013. LET the New York City Register, and Associates Consumer Discount Company, show cause before this court at Centralized Motion Part thereof, to be held at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Courtroom 25, county of Queens, city of Jamaica, state of New York, on the 13th day of January 2014 at 2:15 o’clock in the afternoon of that day or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard why an order should not be made by this court canceling and discharging the mortgage made by Dorothy Gordon,
Hazel Saunders and Elaine Fork to Radcliffe Resources, Inc., in the sum of $8,500.00 dated March 3, 1990, and recorded in the office of the Queens City Register, Reel 3020 Page 2080, on the day of 5th day of July 1990 which mortgage has by multiple assignments been assigned to Associates Consumer Discount Company, the present holder of said mortgage; and directing said Queens City Register in whose office the said mortgage and assignments of mortgages have been recorded, to mark the same upon his records as canceled and discharged, and further ordering and directing that the debts or obligations secured by said mortgage be canceled; and it is further ORDERED, that service of a copy of this order, together with the petition upon which the same is based, be made by December 20, 2013, upon the Queens City Register with a copy of said petition and order to show cause and that this Order be published in the Queens Tribune for one time and said service upon all the foregoing shall be deemed good and sufficient service thereof. An affidavit or other proof of service shall be presented to this Court on the return date directed in the second paragraph of this Order. Jamaica, New York ENTER T.D. J.S.C. HON. TIMOTHY J. DUFFICY ________________________ 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 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. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 25 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00108113/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) Noam (Middle) Samuel (Last) Wargon My present name is (First) Benjamin (Middle) Samuel (Last) Wargon (infant) My present address is 159-10 71st Avenue, Apt. #3E, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365-3022 My place of birth is Manhattan My date of birth is September 15, 2013 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on OCT 22 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000955-13/ 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) Neethu (Last) Ramchandar My present name is (First) Neetha (Last) Ramchandar aka Neethu Ramchandar My present address is 7556 Grand Central Pkwy., Forest Hills, NY 11375 My place of birth is Travis County, TX My date of birth is April 24, 1990 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-001005-13/ 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) Suzanne (Middle) Ellie (Last) Mikhail-Lee My present name is (First) Suzanne (Middle) Elizabeth (Last) Michaels My present address is 84-31 120th St., Kew Gardens, NY 11415 My place of birth is Los Angeles, CA My date of birth is December 18, 1990 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on AUG 07 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000654-13/ 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) Anjeza (Last) Cereni My present name is (First) Anjeza (Middle) Cereni (Last) Papleka My present address is 1924 22nd Dr., Astoria, NY 11105 My place of birth is Albania My date of birth is July 06, 1985
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Report: Food Insecurity On The Rise
By Trisha sakhuja Staff Writer Food insecurity is the reality of one in 10 Queens residents, according to a report, “Superstorm of Hunger: Lingering Shortfalls Expose a Tale of Two Food Cities,” unveiled by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger at the Center of Hope International Church on Nov. 27 in Long Island City. The report also concludes one in eight children in Queens live in food insecure households. As of yet, the report does not reflect the impact of the recent largescale cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but Berg said those cuts will make the situation much worse. Joel Berg, executive director of the Coalition, said low-income people especially faced a tidal wave of pain after the economic downturn and Superstorm Sandy. “Now that the official recession is over and the flood waters have receded, we can clearly see that New York is still suffering from a tale of two food cities,” Berg said. “While the wealthy have better gourmet food than ever, one in six of our neighbors are struggling against hunger.” New York City’s food pantries and soup kitchens faced an increased demand of 10 percent in 2013, on top of increases of five percent in 2012.
hunger because pre-K programs In Queens, 43 percent of feedprovide nutritious meals funded ing agencies reported not havby the federal government,” Berg ing enough food to meet current said. demand, while 86 percent of reElected officials stand with the sponding agencies reported an Coalition, voicing their concerns increase in the number of people over the shortage of food supplies they served over the past year. at local pantries. Abigael Burke, food pantry co“Taking food off the plates of ordinator at Hour Children said, the needy to fatten up the rich is as of Nov. 1, deep cuts in SNAP not the American way,” State Sen. benefits will affect nearly two milJose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) lion New Yorkers, more than half said. “We can’t allow House Reof them being working families publicans to cut deeper into a with children. program that provides most ben“When it comes to combating eficiaries with little more than $4 a hunger, SNAP is our first line of defense,” Burke said. “Emergency The New York City Coalition Against day for food.” “The release of this new data food programs like my own should Hunger reports that one in 10 Queens further underscores the critical be the last life of defense, however, residents are food insecure. need for nutrition programs like our lines continue to get longer each week.” to meet the growing demand and 46 SNAP,” U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (DBurke said last week, Hour Chil- percent said they were forced to turn Jackson Heights) said. “Millions of dren served more than 450 families. people away, reduce the amount of New Yorkers rely on it to put food on Increased numbers means there is food distributed per person, or limit their tables, and any cuts to the proa lack of staple food items and fresh their hours of operation because they gram would be devastating. As it is, countless families turn to local orgaproduce on the pantry shelves. lacked sufficient resources in 2013. “Charity cannot do it alone, we Berg said this data should provide nizations like community food banks need Congress to step up it up and federal, State and City officials with a to meet their needs, but even they are makes sure no American goes hun- clarion call to significantly ramp up operating with limited resources.” COHI’s Bread of Life Food Pantry gry,” Burke added. government efforts to combat poverty serves the residents of Queensbridge, Due to the federal sequestration and hunger, such as universal pre-K. and other cuts, the main source of fed“If the City were to enact Mayor- Ravenswood and Astoria Houses. The full report is available at nyceral operating funds for such agencies elect de Blasio’s plan to slightly raise has been cut by nearly half since 2009. taxes on the wealthiest to pay for cah.org/hungersurvey. Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357Consequently, according to reports, universal pre-K, not only would that nearly 45 percent of the food pan- decrease poverty in the long-term, it 7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstritries say they lack sufficient resources would also immediately reduce child bune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.
Boston Pops Comes To Queens College By jOE MarViLLi Staff Writer This weekend, a holiday tradition will come to Queens for the first time. Kupferberg Presents will bring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Queens College for its “Holiday Pops” concert. Taking place on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the College hopes the performance will bring merriment and yuletide cheer to Colden Auditorium. While “America’s Orchestra” has played at other colleges, such as Long Island University Post in Long Island, they took advantage of an opportunity to perform in the City when Queens College asked, bringing a family tradition to the Borough. “It’s great to perform in a New York City venue during the holidays,” conductor Keith Lockhart said. “We have some of the greatest arrangements ever made for the orchestra. In Boston, these concerts have become such a tradition that there are thousands who would not spend Christmas without us.” This performance by the orchestra will feature their signature tune, “Sleigh Ride,” along with other holiday favorites, new arrangements of classic songs of the season and a cho-
“There’s nothing better than getting a couple thousand of your closest friends singing along,” Lockhart said. “I like to make sure that these programs have the audience thinking, ‘they must have programmed that for me, that’s my favorite Christmas song.’” For the conductor, a trip to New York brings him back to familiar territory, as he was born and raised upstate in Poughkeepsie. “New York City was ‘The City’ when I was growing up. I would go to see shows and conConductor Keith Lockhart (right) and certs in New York,” he the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will said. “It’s always fun to bring their annual “Holiday Pops” concert go to places you have a to Queens for the first time, performing at connection with.” Lockhart is the 20th Queens College on Dec. 8. conductor of the Bosrus. The concert will build up to a fan- ton Pops and only the third one since tastical conclusion with an audience- the 1930s. He took over in 1995 from wide sing-along and a visit from Santa legendary film composer John Williams, who is known for his work on himself.
“Superman,” “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones.” Lockhart said that he sees himself as an instinctive performer and uses this skill to connect the audience and the orchestra. “For me, I’m a performer at heart. That’s particularly important during the holiday season,” he said. “The conductor really connects the people to the music. You get to be the Master of Ceremonies.” Tickets for the Boston Pops concert range from $50 to $120. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (718) 793-8080 or visit www.kupferbergcenter.org. “There isn’t a more exciting way to celebrate the season than by sharing wonderful music with families and friends, and no better way to do that than by experiencing the joyous sounds of a Holiday Pops concert,” Leon Denmark, artistic director of Kupferberg Presents, said. If you cannot make it to the Queens College show and still want to see the Boston Pops, they will make an appearance that Sunday afternoon at the Eisenhower Hall Auditorium in West Point. Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joey788.
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Still No Word on Cosmos Stadium Proposal By Luis Gronda Staff Writer Months after submitting a proposal for a new stadium, the New York Cosmos are still waiting to hear if their plan will be approved. The team submitted its stadium proposal in response to a Request for Proposal from the Empire State Development Corporation earlier this year. The Cosmos currently plays its games at Hofstra University and won the league championship in its return season. The Cosmos defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 1-0 to win the NASL Soccer Bowl. The team finished with the best record in the league, winning nine of the 14 games it played. According to the Cosmos website dedicated to the proposal, cosmosstadium.com, the project would turn sections of Belmont Park into an entertainment complex, including a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and a restaurant row. The row would consist of nine restaurants and nearly 250,000-squarefeet of retail space. The plan also includes a 175-room hotel and a brand new 4.3-acre public park for the community near the proposed stadium.
The proposal was submitted by the Cosmos and the Mattone Group, a real estate and construction company based in Queens that helped design the potential stadium, before its deadline in January of this year. No decision on a proposal for the area has been publicly announced yet by the ESDC, almost a year after the deadline passed for the RFP. The ESDC did not respond to a request for comment asking about the RFP’s status before press time. A Cosmos spokesperson said they have not heard anything new regarding the proposal but they remain confident in their idea for the area. “The Request for Proposal issued by the Empire State Development Corporation did not include a timeline for a decision. It is a privately funded mixed-used development, which includes a stadium, that will help create thousands of full time jobs and will not require taxpayer dollars,” the spokesperson said in a statement. A source familiar with the stadium plans expressed frustration with the lack of an announcement, saying it is delaying the potential jobs it would create.
“They deserve a yes or a no at this point,” the source said. According to the source, the stadium would bring more than 2,000 jobs to the community including many construction jobs while the stadium is being built and jobs from the restaurants and other retail stores as well. “That kind of opportunity does not come around every day,” the source said. The stadium would be similar in capacity to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, and would be used for other events like college soccer, lacrosse and other community activities. Its parking capacity would fit about 7,500 cars, which is about the same as Citi Field, according to the source. That would encompass the existing parking used for the Belmont Stakes and new lots that would be created. Others have expressed concern for the project and have urged for an alternative plan. Nassau County legislator Carrie Solages said the project would damage the quality of life in the Elmont community and urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any proposal for a stadium. “In an era when Big Sports is about big profits and lucrative franchise deals, Elmont seeks something other than being the gateway to a mega soccer stadium. The public relations blitz currently assault-
A rendering of the proposed Cosmos stadium in Elmont.
ing our neighborhoods touting the alleged benefits of a stadium fail to acknowledge the reality that Elmont would receive minimal benefits from this kind of sports arena,” he said. Other elected officials like U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont), Carrie’s sister, are also against the proposal. “This project does not have our support. I strongly recommend continued dialogue aimed at reaching a consensus on the kind of development that will reinvigorate Belmont Park, create jobs, improve infrastructure, and meet community needs,” Meeks said in a release earlier this year. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127, email@example.com or @luisgronda.
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Jamaica Revealed As Restaurant Hotspot BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In an effort to attract restaurant owners to the Downtown Jamaica area, the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District hosted their second “Jamaica Revealed” program for brokers and property owners. The program, held at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on Dec. 3, focused on highlighting Jamaica as a bustling new hotspot with a need and demand for sit-down restaurants and other eateries. “I’ve been here all my life and I can tell you this is a wonderful place to bring your business,” said guest speaker Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica).“You should know that this community is made up of middle-class, hardworking people and in this community, there is a lot of disposable income and a lot of this disposable income is going everywhere else because they can’t find the kind of restaurants [and] the kind of eateries that they would like to have.” Justin Rodgers of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation supported Scarborough’s claims, citing the numerous developments coming to the area that the group believes will net in thousands more pedestrians, visitors and locals.
Rodgers highlighted three major projects that GJDC has been working on this year – a new department store on 168th Street, a 210-room hotel and a new mixed housing unit on 161st Street, which is expected to construct 100 affordable homes for families and individuals. Other guest speakers included Kina Thomas of the New York City Business Acceleration Team and Paul Libreros of New York Business Solutions, both of which spoke about the free services their respective organizations provide for business owners looking to invest. Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), who recently was announced as Deputy Borough President come Jan. 1, was also on hand to discuss the growing potential of Downtown Jamaica as a destination area. “There are plenty of young people in the Jamaica area that are looking for quality restaurants and nightlife to come into the Downtown Jamaica area,” Comrie said. “I would encourage you to come [because] the area
As part of their strategy to revitalize Downtown Jamaica, the Jamaica BID, GJDC and the Sutphin Boulevard BID also highlighted their research. The groups, which conducted a 1,200-person survey of area shoppers earlier this year, determined there was a large demand for sit-down restaurants in the area. “We got responses from several hundreds of people here – not just residents but people who visit here including students and transit workers, and we found out that based on their perceptions, we are only capturing about 20 percent of business,” analyst Mark Photos by Natalia Kozikowska. Above, employees of the newly Lohbauer said. “We found opened Applebees in Downtown that 46 percent of the peoJamaica pose at the “Jamaica Re- ple who do not shop reguvealed” program. At left, Assembly- larly in Jamaica do not dine here because there are just man William Scarborough. not enough dining options.” is doing well. It is starting to “More than a third of the people build a regular audience.” that live here do not dine here be“Jamaica will definitely embrace you cause there are not enough options,” because there is opportunity. People he added. “They would love to but don’t want to have to go to Manhattan there aren’t enough options.” and take three trains and two buses to Reach Natalia Kozikowska enjoy nightlife,” Comrie added. “They at (718)357-7400 Ext. 123 or are doing it, but they rather do it with firstname.lastname@example.org or one bus or one stop in one location.” @nkozikowska.
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Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 26 2013 bearing Index Number NC-001091-13/ 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) Michael (Middle) Anthony (Last) Lawrence (Seniority) Jr My present name is (First) Michael (Middle) Lawrence (Last) Lawrence (infant) My present address is 259-32 149th Avenue, Rosedale, NY 11422-3004 My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY My date of birth is June 06, 2009 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on JUN 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000395-13/ 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) Paula (Middle) Lynn (Last) Paey-Brooks My present name is (First) Paula (Middle) Lynn (Last) Paey aka Paula Lynn Brooks, aka Paula L Brooks, aka Paula Brooks My present address is 143-23 181st St., Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is January 08, 1979 ________________________ Notice of Formation of AR ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY SERVICES, PLLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 11/13/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O The PLLC, 61-07 77th St., Middle Village, NY 11379. Purpose: to engage in the practice of Medicine. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-001006-13/ 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) Connie (Middle) Yuk Mee (Last) Shek My present name is (First) Yuk Mee (Middle) Connie (Last) Shek aka Connie Yuk Mee Shek aka Connie Y Ho Shek aka Connie Shek aka Connie Y Shek aka Ho Connie Y M Shek aka Connie Yuk Mee Ho Shek My present address is 6765 Cloverdale Lane, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 My place of birth is China My date of birth is July 14, 1943
________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on SEP 19 2013 bearing Index Number NC-000802-13/ 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) Lucas (Middle) Noah (Last) Laboriel Dias My present name is (First) Lucas (Middle) Laboriel (Last) Dias (infant) My present address is 42-16 80th St., Apt. 5F, Elmhurst, NY 11373 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth July 01, 2013 ________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILIT Y COMPANY. NAME: HDJ JAMAICA HOLDING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/25/13. 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, 150-23 27th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County, on NOV 25 2013 bearing Index Number 1071/13, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, grants the Petitioner the right to assume the name of Stephon Iceberg Amachee; The Petitioner’s present address is 8308 95th Avenue, 1st Floor, Ozone Park, New York 11416; the Petitioner’s date of birth is September 12, 1980; the Petitioner’s place of birth is Guyana; the Petitioner’s present name is Premnauth Amachee ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 12 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00102313/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) Bibi (Middle) Shabeena (Last) Wahid My present name is (First) Shabeena (Last) Mohamed aka Bibi Shabeena Wahid My present address is 22417 Hillside Ave., Unit 2-10, Queens Village, NY 11427 My place of birth is Guyana My date of birth is February 02, 1977 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on NOV 26 2013 bearing Index Number NC-001078-13/ 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) Hashim (Middle) Ally (Last) Khan My present name is (First) Hashim (Middle) Allly (Last) Miller aka Hashim A. Khan, aka Hashim Ally Khan My present address is 244-32 86th Road, Bellerose, NY 11426-1624 My place of birth is Guyana My date of birth is February 08, 1966; Assume the name of (First) Nealawattie (Middle) Deonarine (Last) Khan My present name is (First) Nealawattie (Middle) Deonarine (Last) Miller aka Nealawattie D. Khan, aka Nealawattie Deonarine Khan My present address is 244-32 86th Road, Bellerose, NY 11426-1624 My place of birth is Guyana My date of birth is February 19, 1971; Assume the name of (First) Zachary (Middle) Z. (Last) Khan My present name is (First) Zachary (Middle) Z. (Last) Miller fka Zachary Zamir Khan (infant) My present address is 244-32 86th Road, Bellerose, NY 114261624 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is April 16, 1997; Assume the name of (First) Jake (Middle) J. (Last) Khan My present name is (First) Jake (Middle) J. (Last) Miller fka Jake Jamal Khan My present address is 244-32 86th Road, Bellerose, NY 11426-1624 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is April 16, 1997 ________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on NOV 26 2013 bearing Index Number NC-00110813/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) Anthony (Last) Picon My present name is (First) Antonio (Last) Picon aka Anthony Picon My present address is 88-34 210th Street, Queens Village, NY 11427-2225 My place of birth is New York City, NY My date of birth is October 04, 1956
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CHICAGO CITY LIMITS Chicago City Limits, NYC’s legendary Improv theater company, brings its unique style of comedy and audience-inspired improvisations to Temple Emanuel! With an ever-changing combination of comedy sketches, song parodies and side splitting improvisations created onthe-spot, this smart, funny and fast paced show is always family friendly. Founded in Chicago in 1977 by actors participating in the Second City workshops, the group relocated to New York in 1980 and began an Off-Broadway run of over 8,500 performances. The company has gotten rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, most recently receiving the 2008 Award for Best Comedy Group by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC).
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Whitestone Family Featured In New ABC Show BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to the holidays, a Queens family is aiming to prove that their decorations are among the best in the country. The Lynch family, from Whitestone, is one of 20 families appearing in “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” a decoration competition show premiering on ABC on Dec. 9. In this new program, the first Christmas light show of its kind on television, the families each had 21 days to put together the most spectacular, overthe-top designs in an attempt to impress
judges Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto, both from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” There will be a grand total of $250,000 in prizes, with $50,000 being won in each episode. Kevin Lynch, a retired New York firefighter, has been putting up his Christmas display for 16 years. It normally takes him about seven weeks and more than 300 hours to put it all together. His efforts drew the attention of ABC, who thought the house would be a good fit for the competition. The Lynch family agreed to appear and Kevin put in a marathon effort to get his house fully decorated in less than a month, working until 1 or 2 a.m. every night.
a new Latin Delight Cask15 has not even been open for two months and it has already generated a lot of buzz for its unique Latinfusion dishes. Being a big fan of Latinstyle dishes, my date and I decided to see what the hype was about. When we walked in, the first thing we noticed was the cool and relaxed vibe. The dimly-lit cozy environment was perfect for an intimate date and set the mood for an enjoyable meal. Before we had a chance to order our food, we were treated to a variety of specialty mojitos. Although I am not a fan of rum, the passion fruit and mango mojitos I tried were absolutely delicious. The alcohol did not overwhelm the fruity taste and much to my surprise, the drinks were served with real sugarcanes – a rare find nowadays. Already excited by our drinks, we decided to try a few of Cask15’s tapas, or appetizers. Our pleasant server, Marti, made a few recommendations that did not disappoint. First on our list was the croquetas de mariscos, a unique twist on the popular shrimp croquet. The croquetas de mariscos, made with shrimp, bacalao, crab and Idaho potato was served with a garlic sauce and spicy sauce – both of which complemented the fish in different ways. Our server also suggested the chimi sliders, a popular dish made with ground meat, onions, shaved cabbage and “Cask special sauce.” I’ve had many sliders in my day, but I’ve never had sliders like these. The meat tasted fresh and the shaved cabbage really brought the sliders together. Although great on its own, Cask’s special sauce gave them an extra zingy taste, coming together beautifully. My date, a big fan of seafood, thought he would try Cask’s fresh mussels, made with chorizo, saffron la mancha and tomatoes. Watching him take his first bite, I knew he fell in love. He praised Cask’s unique spin
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on the dish, which included sprinkling grounded up Spanish sausage, chorizo, on top. He described the tapa as a “flavorful combination of sausage and mussel.” Our server brought over one more appetizer – the cubanitos Cuban-style sliders made with citrus marinated pork, dry-cured Spanish ham, Swiss cheese, homemade pickles and spicy brown mustard. This was hands down my favorite appetizer. The Cuban take on the original dish was absolutely delicious and made to perfection. Though it seemed as though we would not have any room in our stomachs for more food, we knew we could not leave before sampling some entrees. My date went with the ropa vieja, a Cuban-style slow cooked flank steak served with onions and peppers and I went with the grilled churrasco, a marinated Angus beef skirt steak served with chimichurri sauce. The fairly-priced entrees were cooked to perfection and with both dishes under $25, the entrees were a steal. The meats tasted fresher and juicier than dinners I’ve had at five-star restaurants. -Natalia Kozikowska
“The night of the judging, we had 100 kids outside. The guys from the firehouse came outside and cheered me on,” Kevin said. “If I win, you’ll hear me screaming, no matter where you live in New York City.” Having put up elaborate decorations for nearly two decades, Kevin said it started as a hobby and grew from there, as his children and neighbors kept the Lynch family and their home will appear on “the Great Christmas Light Fight,” a holiencouraging him. With more than day decoration competition series starting 300,000 lights and 350 Dec. 9 on aBC. figures surrounding his house, Kevin “People in the neighborhood look said the display has been visited by forward to it,” Kevin said. people from all over the City. One “The Great Christmas Light Fight” year, he was approached by two in- will air on Dec. 9, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. dividuals who said they were looking The Lynch family will be featured in for his house. While he thought it was the Dec. 9 episode, going up against the because of the display appearing in a Blount family from Laguna Hills, Ca., newspaper or online, the two said they the Holt family from Chesapeake, Va. actually saw it from their plane, as they and the Goff family from Canon, Ga. were pilots flying out of LaGuardia Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Airport and saw it on the Whitestone Ext. 125, email@example.com, climb. or @Joey788.
Baseball Convention Coming To Queens Bar Next Year BY LuIs GRONdA Staff Writer Queens Baseball fanatics will soon get a chance to attend a Comic Conlike convention centered on America’s pastime. The first annual Queens Baseball Convention will be held on Jan. 18 at McFadden’s Citi Field, the bar and restaurant adjacent to the Mets home field. The convention will feature a variety of events, including several panels discussing different topics like the Mets in Popular Culture and a presentation on the most unusual victories in Mets’ history, hosted by ESPN’s Mark Simon. Earlier this week, Mets legends Ron Darling and Ed Kranepool were added to the convention’s itinerary. Darling and Kranepool will each host a onehour question and answer session with fans, then spend another hour signing autographs. The event’s organizer, Shannon Shark, said they wanted to make it a great event for the strong baseball community in the Borough and organized it like a fan fest or New York City Comic Con. “The spirit of it is ‘let’s all get together in room and have fun,’” said Shark, who also runs a Mets fan blog, metspolice.com.
He said the idea for the convention came after he saw that hundreds of Mets fans would attend similar events in states hosted by other teams in Major League Baseball and that many of those same people would go to a convention if it was held locally. Having it at McFadden’s made a lot of sense, Shark said, because of its proximity to Citi Field and the convenience of public transportation. Shark said adding Darling and Kranepool to the event adds more legitimacy because fans will get to see two Mets legends in person. “Just to have them there makes it more than a bunch of folks having a party,” he said. Shark added that he hopes people who attend walk away feeling like they got good value for their money and had a terrific time at the convention. He hopes to make this an annual event but it will depend on how it does this year. Tickets for the convention are $35 for adults and $10 for children. It is scheduled to run from noon until 7 p.m. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, log onto queensbaseballconvention.com. Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstribune. com or @luisgronda.
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December AT PLANTING FIELDS
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING & VISIT FROM SANTA 13 9TH Fri., Dec. 13th, 2013 / Free Admission & Activities! / No Parking Fee! / 6:00pm – 8:00pm / Tree will be lit at 6:00pm Caroling by the Barber Shop Quartet, Hot Cocoa and refreshments at the Hay Barn/Visitor Center. Coe Hall decorated for the season will be open for self-guided visits. Visit with Santa until 7:30pm in Main Greenhouse Classroom.
AT THE MANSION – A NEW CONCERT SERIES – VIS-À-VIS 13 MUSIC Fri., Dec. 13th, 2013 / 6:00pm at Coe Hall Mansion / $20 Non-Member / FREE for Members / No Parking Fee Eurasian musicians Nadia Khoda and Nurmira Greenberg mix East with West, classical with rock, acoustic with electronic and familiar with groundbreaking. Tickets: contact Antigone Zaharakis (516) 922-8668 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or email@example.com.
WEEKEND AT COE HALL 14 HOLIDAY Sat. and Sun., Dec. 14th & 15th, 2013 / 11:00am – 4:00pm / $10 Admission Fee / FREE for members and children under 12 15 Coe Hall decorated in holiday style. See Santa, the Madrigal Singers, and watch Scrooge (Sat.) or Jack Frost (Sun.) by Plaza Theatrical Productions in the Great Hall. Show times for Scrooge and Jack Frost are 2:30pm.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING SESSIONS 11:00am – 4:00pm / Every hour – 10 children per session POINSETTIA & CYCLAMEN GREENHOUSE DISPLAY 10:00am – 4:00pm Daily in the Main Greenhouse SING-A-LONG AND SING-IN 22 HOLIDAY Sun., Dec. 22nd, 2013 / 2:00pm and 4:00pm / Coe Hall / $10 Non-Members / Free for Members The QUARTET that everyone loves returns featuring the FAMOUS "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" audience participation blockbuster! Performed by Frances C. Roberts and Company. Tickets: contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FRIDAY 12/6 AyodElE MAAkHERu
If you are a fan of Ragtime, Stride and Boogie Woogie, Flushing Town Hall’s upcoming performance is the show for you. Starting at 8 p.m., multiinstrumentalist Ayodele Maakheru and The Windsong String Ensemble will perform a tribute to these classic styles. General admission tickets are $15 and tickets for students or members are $10. Call (718) 463-7700 for more information.
Verizon Wireless and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Interactive Panel Workshop are hosting a workshop to amplify your business through mobile technology. Take stock of the newest developments in mobile technology and learn how to move your business forward with tips and best practices from experts in the industry. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Queens Chamber of Commerce, located at Bulova Center at 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights. For more information, visit www.queenschamber.org or call (718) 898-8500.
Theatre Time Productions will present “Holiday Memories,” a Christmastime musical spectacular at the Colonial Church Of Bayside. Directed by Kevin Vincent and with musical direction by Brett Roelofs, the show will feature seasonal favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Take a free photo with Santa during the intermission. The show takes place at 8 p.m., repeats at the same time on Dec. 7 and takes place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $15 for seniors age 65 and over and $10 for children who are 12
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years old or younger. The Colonial Church Of Bayside is located at 54-02 217th St. Call (347) 358-8102 or visit www.theatretime.org for tickets.
The Bay Terrace Jewish Center is partnering with Theatre By The Bay to present “Cabaret Night,” an evening of music, comedy and dancing. Starting at 8 p.m. in the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, the show will star community theater and indie film veteran actress and singer Jean Ann Kump and her partner, singer, impressionist and actor Barry Feterman. There will be a special guest appearance by Theatre By The Bay actress Isabel Robin. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Call (718) 428-6363 for reservations. The center is located at 13-00 209th St.
Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer will perform excerpts from their work as part of 3rd Space from 7-9 p.m. at Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. The performance fuses the art of theater, radio and poetry. A Q&A will follow. Admission is $5.
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Join the CityView Racquet Club for an Open House, from noon until 2 p.m. The directors of Tennis and Squash will be available to answer questions about their various programming, including adult and junior programs. The courts will be available for play, so feel free to bring your racquet. They will also raffle tennis and squash membership that day for those who attend! If you have any questions, contact Christina Lenahan at christina@ cityviewracquet.com or call (718) 389-6252. The CityView Racquet Club Open House is located at 43-34 32nd Place, Penthouse, Long Island City.
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Join the amazing Astoria designers, artists and vendors for a holiday pop up market. Get the perfect holiday gift or buy yourself those perfect holiday accessories. The market starts at 1 p.m. and runs till 5 p.m. The shopping will take place at Winegasm Bar & Eatery, located at 31-86 37th St. in Astoria. For more information, visit weheartastoria.com/astoriaevents-calendar/#sthash. wb7D0hwq.dpuf.
The Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens will hold its annual “St. Nicholas Day Celebration.” It is a free event, full of fun and enjoyment. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a St. Nick Prayer Service and a social with food and music at 7 p.m. St. Nick will also make an appearance with gifts. It will take place at 85-09 118th St. in Kew Gardens. For more information, please call (718) 847-2649.
SUNDAY 12/8 WIntER solstICE CElEBRAtIon
Queens Botanical Garden is hosting a Winter Solstice celebration and tree lighting ceremony from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The day will feature family fun, such as a live musical performance by a cappella group The Rough Dozen, a winter Garden tour and botanical crafts. The lighting ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m.
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. For any questions on the event, please contact the Glendale Community Garden on their Facebook page.
The Gingerbread Players of Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills, will perform a family-friendly concert in pageant form, featuring original music and traditional carol arrangements by local composer William Ryden. Suggested donation is $12, $10 for students, seniors and groups. For information and reservations, call (718) 268-7772 or visit www. gingerbreadplayers.com.
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Face The Music, Kaufman Music Center’s youth new music ensemble, will perform at the Queens Museum at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The teen collective is the only one in the U.S. dedicated to the performance of music by living classical composers. Some of the pieces they are scheduled to play include the jazzy “Modern Hieroglyphics,” the orchestral “Continuing Resolution” and covers of songs by the avantpunk jazz group Gutbucket. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.
Our Lady of Snows RC Church will hold a holiday craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s Green Room, 25815 80th Ave., Floral Park. Crafted holiday decorations,
ornaments, wreaths, table runners and more will be available. For information, call (718) 347-6070 or visit www.olsnows.org.
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The science department at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth invites people to a night of cookies, cocoa and chemistry with teachers and students in grades 4-8, starting at 7 p.m. Three of the department’s teachers, Mr. Fredericksen, Mr. Schuman & Ms. Aguirre, will demonstrate the excitement of science. Tickets are $5 for the event. The school is located at 60-02 Maspeth Ave. To purchase tickets, please call (718) 894-4000 x133 or send an email to info@ MartinLutherNYC.org.
The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday networking party, from 6-8:30 p.m. Come network with local businesses and residents in the area. There will be wine and hot appetizers served. The event will take place at Dee’s Restaurant at 107-23 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills. A $15 dollar contribution is requested per person at the door. For more information, call Mirielle at (718) 268-6565 or email email@example.com.
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Three Presidents and a Senator
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a forum at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City Monday night. The AG hosted the forum to lead a conversation on environmental protection, labor rights, civil rights, healthcare and consumer fraud and protection. Photo by Ira Cohen.
Meeting With Veterans
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) welcomed veterans from the community at “Take a Vet to School Day,” hosted by Principal Lisa Josephson at PS 232 in Lindenwood. Hundreds gathered in the school’s auditorium to pay tribute to local community service members through musical performances, poems and words of kindness provided by the school’s students.
Temple Lights Canned Menorah
Rabbi Eli Shifrin of Temple Torah in Little Neck lights a Menorah made of canned food Tuesday night. Temple Torah received a $500 grant from Stop & Shop for the non-perishable items that made up the Menorah, which will be donated to those in need after Hanukkah ends. Photo by Ira Cohen.
At the grand opening of Kaufman Astoria Studios’ backlot on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was on hand and met with past, present and future officials from the Queens Borough President’s office: current BP Helen Marshall, former BP Claire Shulman and Borough President-elect Melinda Katz. Photo by Ira Cohen.
Getting in the Christmas Spirit
With thousands of lights and a huge outdoor display, this house, owned by Dorothy Frankel on 122nd Street in South Ozone Park, is certainly ready for Christmas. Frankel said she hoped people would drive by and see the display. Photo by Ira Cohen.
Comptroller John Liu donated blood plasma on Thanksgiving eve. Liu is a frequent blood donor and a member of the “Gallon Club,” and has urged New Yorkers to schedule an appointment by visiting www.nybloodcenters.org.
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QUEENS FOCUS Air Force Airman John Lee graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Lee is the son of Soojin Lee of Fresh Meadows and the grandson of Jong Soon Lee of Long Island City. He is a 2010 graduate of Cardozo High School in Bayside.
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Air National Guard Airman Bryan Chang graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Chang is the son of Vivian Chung of Fresh Meadows and is a 2009 graduate of Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows.
Daniel Graham, a graduate of Saint Francis Prep in Floral Park, was inducted into the Colgate University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.
Air Force Airman Clarence E. Bell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bell is the son of Deidre Basile of Springfield Gardens and is a 2012 graduate of Cardozo High School in Bayside. Army Reserve Pvt. Khemnauth Jagroop has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills. Jagroop is a 2009 graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village. St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside will hold a Christmas Craft sale
Anthony Cervasio of Flushing is a participating member of the SUNY Delhi men’s swimming and diving team.
Assemblyman Edward Braunstein is once again sponsoring a holiday gift drive for hospitalized veterans and a toy drive for hospitalized children. All gifts should be delivered by Dec. 18 to Braunstein’s office 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238, Bayside, to the office of Dr. William Duke, 35-01 202nd St., or Community Board 11, 46-21 Little Neck Parkway. For information, call (718) 357-3588. Assemblyman David Weprin will host a holiday toy drive to benefit the autistic children of the Lifeline Center for Child Development, 80-09 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. Participants can bring a new unwrapped educational toy, game or book suitable for children ages 12 and younger to Weprin’s office, 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Donations must be received by Dec. 18. For information, call (718) 454-3027. Emma Lobenhofer of Astoria and
Senate Proclamation State Sen. Jose Peralta recently presented a proclamation to the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drig-Free World NYC Program, founded by Bayside dentist Bernard Fialkoff. Pictured (from left) are David Tidman, Peralta, Fialkoff and Tameek Williams. Krysatl Quero of Corona will take part in SUNY Potsdam’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance performances of original dance work. Leeza Tirado of Corona was named treasurer of the Debate Society at the University of Scranton for the 2013-14 academic year. Julie Wan, a graduate of Hunter College High School in Jackson Heights, was inducted into the Colgate University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will host a visit with St. Nicholas from noon to 4 p.m. and candlelight tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Vander Ende Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. Cost is $3 for adults and free for children. For information, call (718) 456-1776 or visit www.onderdonkhouse.org. Community Board 5 will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Comptroller John Liu will address the board.
Turkey Donation Councilman Daniel Dromm poses with students and Principal Dolores Beckham from IS 145 in Jackson heights, where Dromm donated 20 turkeys, thanks to the generosity of Howard Koeppel of Koeppel Nissan on Northern Boulevard.
Sunnyside Shines is holding a photo contest to determine which Sunnyside business has the best holiday window display. Participants can upload a photo to the BID’s Facebook page or to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #SunnysideWindowContest. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 16 and voting will continue until Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. The business with the most votes will win a cash prize of $500. For information, visit www.sunnysideshines.org. The Indian Jewish Congregation of USA will host a post-Hanukkah celebration beginning 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7
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Artists OF QUEENs
Email editor@ queenstribune.com for inclusion in a future edition. After spending election season promoting himself to anyone who would listen, Anthony Weiner has started to slip back into a normal life. Last week, while elected officials passed out food in front of the cameras to help out the River Fund before Thanksgiving, the former Mayoral candidate stayed in the background and helped, as he does most weekends. While he may have been the butt of a lot of jokes this past year, we certainly commend his dedication to helping those in need.
All We Want For Xmas... While some Mets players showcased their singing talents, we do not think they should be quitting their day jobs. Last week, the Mets released a holiday video featuring some players singing - or butchering, depending on your point of view - the Christmas classic "Sleigh Bells." Several players, including David Wright, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee, sang the tune in a 55-second video released to the team’s fans. The video starts off with Wright wishing fans season’s greetings with a snowy image of Citi Field in the background. From there, the players each sing a line from the classic tune, surely making everyone cringe as they watch. Infielder Justin Turner was especially cheery in the video,
leaning on Lucas Duda’s shoulder, snapping his fingers and singing "outside the snow is falling and friends are calling 'yoo hoo.'" While we’re sure some fans appreciate, and maybe even laughed at the video, we at QConf believe they care more about what moves the team makes this winter. Chris Young isn’t exactly anything to write home about. In fact, as Mets representatives meet with prospects like free agent former Yankees Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson, the lack of major moves tends to hurt even more. And a funny holiday video will likely not do enough to mend that damage... You can see the video at Major League Baseball’s website, MLB. com: http://wapc.mlb.com/ play?content_id=31233289
Where's He Been?
It's been a while since former Tribune publisher Mike Schenkler has been by the office. After seeing this advertisement last week, we know why: he's been practicing for his musical debut at BB King's, under a none-too-obvious alias. Now, we're wondering when his next album will drop.
QConf is edited by: Steven J. Ferrari Contributors: Luis Gronda, Natalia Kozikowska, Joe Marvilli, Marcia Moxom Comrie, Michael Nussbaum, Trisha Sakhuja, Michael Schenkler.
A Bridge Too Far
Here we go again. With his final term in the City Council coming to an end in less than a month, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has only a little time left to work on passing some of his bills that will impact the City for years to come and put a bow on his Council career. Or, he can introduce legislation to revert the name of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to just the Queensboro Bridge. Yes, Vallone is taking one more crack at his pet peeve on the bridge’s name, which was changed in honor of the late Mayor in 2011. The bill would change back the name and instead honor Koch by naming the Manhattan Municipal Building the Ed Koch Manhattan Municipal Building. “I wanted to start the process so that Queens elected officials who come after me can restore the Queensboro Bridge to its rightful owners while simultaneously providing an appropriate honor for the late Mayor Koch,” he said. Maybe Vallone’s right. Perhaps another councilman will take up the fight for the Queensboro Bridge and get the City Council to restore its name. If you believe that though, we’ve got a bridge to sell you!
Maspeth native Adrianna Mateo is the jack of all trades when it comes to music – she can play the piano, the violin, the flute and she can sing. Mateo said that her fate as a musician was sealed at a very young age. “It’s kind of just a bunch of forces coming together,” she said “My parents were very good about bringing culture into the home, particularly music.” When she was just fouryears-old, Mateo said she even recalls tip-toeing in an effort to play the piano with her tiny fingers and becoming frustrated when she was too short to reach. With such a strong connection to music so early on in her life, it came as no surprise to her or her family that she wanted to dedicate her life to the arts. Although Mateo is primarily a violinist, she enjoys playing each of her instruments. “When I was growing up and learning all these instruments and was going through these phases when one year or every two years, I would be completely obsessed with the piano and making incredible progress with that, and the other instruments were just floating along,” she said. “And I would cycle through each instrument. First it was flute, then it was violin and then it was piano and I came back to violin and that’s kind of what I stayed with.” The reason she stuck with the violin, she said, was because it was an instrument where she was not limited by her physical attributes. “When I was growing up [and playing piano], my hands weren’t very large and when you’re learning a classical repertoire, when you’re playing very large intervals, it's
really difficult, unreasonably difficult when you have small hands,” she said. She encountered a similar problem with the flute. “You have to take long phrases, you have to take a deep breath and when you’re 12, you can't really play at the level of a 20-year-old because you don’t have the breath capacity, so I kept hitting a wall musically just because of that,” she said. “That’s why I gravitated towards the violin – partly because of that and also because I always felt like I was more passionate about the sound of the violin. Plus, there’s something cool about being able to carry your instrument with you. It’s like a teddy bear.” While Mateo does sometimes get asked to play classically, at roughly 90 percent of her shows, she plays newer classical, 21st century music. At just 23-years-old, she has played at venues like Carnegie Hall, the Times Center and has toured multiple European countries. “It’s amazing and humbling and once in a while it can be scary but it’s an amazing thing when you walk out on stage and the lights are on you,” she said. Still, Mateo said, she'd much rather perform in an intimate setting. “I love spaces where you can feel that personal connection,” she said. “Whether it’s an art gallery in Beacon or an open mic night, I love feeling close to my audience.” For more information on Adrianna Mateo, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Adrianna.mateo. violin. To listen to Mateo’s music, you may also visit her SoundCloud page at soundcloud.com/adriannamateo.
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