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THE WOODSIDE HERALD

SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY

by Sue Baldock

Like the crisp, cool air of fall, the Third Annual Taste of Sunnyside rode into town this past Monday, October 15th. Hundreds attended to take a bite out of Sunnyside and no one went home unhappy. “This was my first Taste of Sunnyside and it will not be the last!” crooned, Norma ColemanJames. “What a wonderful way to experience the rich, cultural diversity of Sunnyside than through the cuisine.” Just as our neighborhood, the Taste spanned the globe. From American to Thai, Japan to Romania, Italy to Ireland; Sunnyside’s restaurants cover four continents for this delicious and gala. Soups, enchiladas, Chicken Curry (dubbed “Irish Crack” at the event because everyone kept going back for thirds!), tuna salad, sea urchin, burgers, pasta, Sheppard’s pie, Margaritas, crab cakes, mini cupcakes – and this doesn’t cover it

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all! Ramiro of de Mole, who served wonderful Mexican cuisine on endive touched with pomegranate seeds, took a moment to say this event was “more successful than last year!” The Sunnyside Business Improvement District and Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce worked to bring about the festivities. Sponsored by businesses such as April Glass, Greiner-Maltz, Lowery Wines & Liquors, Pronto Car Service, publications like the Woodside Herald and SunnysidePost.com, as well as our soon-to-be new neighbors, TD Bank; the two civic organizations came together to open the Sunnyside Community Services doors to a feast for the body and soul. Tanya, one of the many volunteers noted that the “Taste of Sunnyside is a cornucopia of deliciousness! What a great way to meet your neighborhood eateries!!!”

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Artie Weiner, Patrice Lee, Janet Hohenstein, and Jonathan Dunn are all to be commended for the fabulous job that they all did to coordinate this year’s event, working well above and beyond to leave us all “hungry for more”, as so aptly put by Sunnysiders Ryan and Inna. Kudos goes to Rita Manton and her SCSC team for keeping the center spotless during each seating of the Taste. As Jeannette LeMoing, winner of one of the TD Bank $25.00 Gift Card drawings said, it was a “great soiree, good food and nice people”. Clearly with all the options we have in Sunnyside, as Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer pronounced, “There’s no need to cook at home!” Don’t wait for next year’s Taste; enjoy the fine foods offered right in your backyard, and pick up the new Taste of Sunnyside Map at the Sunnyside Shines BID Office.

Photo: Sue Baldock

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Community Walks For Queens Library’s Family Literacy Program More than 150 students, teachers and friends walked from Rainey Park, along Vernon Boulevard to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on October 12th to raise awareness and advocate for the many benefits the Queens Library Family Literacy Program. The walk culminated in a free community event at Socrates Sculpture Park. Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, New York Sen. Michael Gianaris and New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer addressed the crowd and received gifts of appreciation from the students to thank them for their support.

Council Member Van Bramer, Lily Gavin (Dazies Restaurant) and Swain Weiner (Pres. Sunnyside Chamber)

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Annual Halloween Party See Details on Page 6

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John Vogt (Chair) and Artie Weiner (Treasurer) of Sunnyside Shines


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Attorneys-At-Law MARC CRAWFORD LEAVITT JOSEPH N. YAMANER* IRA R. GREENBERG PAUL E. KERSON JOHN F. DUANE TALI SEHATI

Community Walks For Literacy Program The students study as a family unit at Queens Library’s Ravenswood Family Literacy Center in Long Island City. It has contributed to the community by creating programs where the parents and children of the community in Long Island City and Astoria can learn in a supportive environment. The students had food and craft booths in the park. A special treat was a concert by Bear 54, a rock group which included Ernie Brooks, formerly of the Modern Lovers, and Jerry Harrison, formerly of the Talking Heads. Both had lived in the community.

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Pastor Brian Dowd of Queen of Angels will be the recipient of this award for exceptional community service. Father Dowd, bi-lingual, leads a vibrant Catholic parish. He has arranged ecumenical events not only with other Christian leaders, but has reached out to Muslims and Jews, helping unify the community. The church donated to extend the annual holiday lights along Skillman Avenue, and hosts the Queen of Angels free annual Sunnysideartists.org art fairs, which attract over 1000 visitors.

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Ensuring More Safety On Our Streets On October 11th, the New York City Council passed legislation (Intro 683) introduced by CM Van Bramer, which improves the safety of City streets for pedestrians, vehicles and commercial cyclists. The bill was part of a package of legislation that also sets civil penalties for any business that violates standing commercial bicycle laws. This includes businesses that fail to provide helmets and retro-reflective vests for their workers; that fail to provide proper bicycle and bicyclist identification and that fail to post signs at the main business site explaining the legal obligations of the bicyclists and businesses. The first bill of this package is named after Stuart Gruskin who was tragically killed by a commercial bicyclist traveling the wrong way down a city street in 2009. Stuart’s Law would necessitate that businesses employing commercial bicyclists require these employees to take a bicycle safety course.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) must post the curriculum of the course on its website, which will include safe bicycling practices and the rules of the road. Council Member Van Bramer’s legislation Intro. 683, mandates a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes to require each bicycle operator riding on behalf of that business to wear a retro-reflective jacket, vest, or other apparel on the upper part of the operator’s body as the outermost garment while making riding a bicycle on behalf of that business. The legislation passed also gives DOT the power to enforce the commercial bicycling sections of the City’s Administrative Code, along with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), which already has this power. Better enforcement of the commercial bicycle laws will mean safer streets for all New Yorkers. The penalty would be set at $100. If the

same offense occurs again after 30 days of the original offense, the new penalty would be set at $250. It also requires the business to indicate its name and the bicycle operator’s individual identification number as assigned pursuant to law in lettering and numerals no less than one inch in height so as to be plainly readable at a distance of not less than ten feet. Intro 683 is a part of Van Bramer’s efforts to make New York City’s streets safer for all pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists who share the roads together. “By making our New York City’s commercial cyclists more visible we are helping improve the safety of not only those on two wheels but also those in cars and on foot,” said CM Van Bramer. “Intro. 683 will illuminate commercial cyclists with reflective vests making our city’s streets safer for all.”

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On October 12 , CM Van Bramer, local families, community leaders, members of Community Board 2, as well as students and faculty from PS 78 joined the Department of Transportation (DOT) to announce the installation of a four way stop sign on 5th Street in Long Island City. After numerous parents of young children from local pre-schools and PS 78 as well as local residents came forward to his office about this issue, Council Member Van Bramer contacted the DOT about the need to calm traffic through the addition of a stop sign. In May, LIC families and residents joined the Council Member to erect the “People’s Stop Sign” as a symbolic gesture toward DOT to highlight the potential hazards along 5th Street and the need for the city agency to introduce traffic calming measures along the busy corridor. For nearly two years, Van Bramer

advocated on behalf of local residents requesting that DOT introduce street calming measures along 5th Street. As the local area continues to develop, with new apartment complexes, schools, and various other amenities sprouting throughout the neighborhood, the DOT’s street regulations have not kept up with the growing amount of pedestrian traffic. The new stop signs will be the beginning of what Van Bramer and local residents hope to become part of a coordinated effort to ease vehicular movement along the heavily trafficked corridor in LIC. CM Van Bramer will continue to work with DOT to implement further street calming measures along 5th Street, which may include speed bumps, striping for pedestrian paths, and possibly changing the narrow street from a twoway to a one-way. “Today is the beginning of what I hope to be the introduction of numerous traffic calming measures in Long Island City,” said Van Bramer. “With these stop signs this heavily trafficked corridor will help prevent any further accidents from happening, keeping our kids safe from harm. I thank the Department of Transportation for working with us on this issue. I look forward to continuing a dialog with DOT that will produce safer streets in Long Island City and throughout my district.”

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AN EYE ON GUTHRIE BY DEBRA S. GUTHRIE, M.D.

Botox Last column I mentioned Botox being used for chemical facelifts and shaping. I received countless questions from you—my patients and Woodside Herald readers. Because of the interest and fascination with the Botox phenomenon I feel it deserves some Dr. Guthrie time. Botox has been around for many years. Its initial uses were for straightening out paralytic eyes. Medically we use it to give relief to people who have unpleasant twitches, aid in the alleviation of the pain of migraine headaches, and relax spastic muscles. Cosmetically, Botox’s uses have become mainstream in today’s society. In my practice Botox has had an unexpected outcome. One of my patients said it best -”Botox makes your patients happy, Dr. G.” I like to help people-help them see better, control terrible blinding diseases, and educate them all along the way. Happy, because if done carefully, Botox makes people look rested, opens eyes by lifting the eyebrows and takes away many frowns. The down side is that it is not covered by insurance, carries a moderate price tag and may be done every four months or so as it wears off. Because its effects are not permanent it’s fun to try. I’ll be happy to discuss Botox with you at your next comprehensive eye exam.

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Take A Bite Out Of Sunnyside

Bar 43 Team

Rita Manton and the team from the Sunnyside Community Services – they kept the place spotless!

Jeannette LeMoing with the winning ticket from TD Bank

Patrice Lee (April Glass) and Jonathan Dunn

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Friday, October 19 10a-3p Resorts World , South Ozone Park This event will take place indoors, although the line may extend outdoors. Business attire suggested. Over 150 potential employers expected, so bring plenty of resumes. For more information, driving directions, or if you would like to attend, please contact either of Senator Addabbo’s district offices: Howard Beach at 718-738-1111 or Middle Village at 718-497-1630.

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