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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010

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THE WOODSIDE HERALD

SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 76, NO. 46

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010

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GRAFFITI FIGHTING COUPLE IN WOODSIDE By Shannon Carlin

If Joe McGowan sees graffiti, he takes care of it right away. Whether it’s on the lamppost or the mailbox or his neighbor’s garage door. On at least one occasion McGowan’s gone out at 5 o’clock in the morning to remove something. Even though he missed a few spots in the darkness, he says to stop graffiti you have to take it down immediately. “It’s like that game Win For Life, ‘You keep living, we’ll keep paying,’“ McGowan explains. “Well, they keep writing and I keep taking it off.” Since 1974, Joe and his wife, Theresa have lived in the same house on 60th Street in Woodside. They’ve dedicated themselves to cleaning up their neighborhood by taking time to do the little things like sweeping up their street, requesting better garbage cans and planting flowers in the spring. Though it’s a 24-hour, 7-days a week volunteer job, the couple, who are now in their 60s, are happy to do it. Especially if it means they

can be proud of where they live, something Theresa says is a direct effect of growing up poor in Ireland. “We just appreciate everything that we have worked for,” she said. “And we work really hard to keep it.” In recent years, the McGowan’s felt like Woodside had been neglected. It seemed like there was never any funding or like people just didn’t care to clean up after themselves. But Theresa is hopeful that Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer can help turn things around. By the spring, she’d like to see a block association start up. Not just to help control the graffiti, a consistent problem in the area, but a chance to bring everyone in the community together. “Just 15 minutes each day could help make things better for our kids and grandkids,” Theresa said. In the meantime, Joe will keep working. Painting over any graffiti he sees as soon as he sees it. “Someone has to give in at the end,” he says. “And I won’t give up.”

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LOCAL SCOUTS TOUR AROUND NORTHWEST QUEENS By Peter Ross, Photos by Thomas Varga

This fall season Boy Scout Troop 390 of the Sunnyside-Woodside area has been sighted all over Northwest Queens, coming off of a very well attended summer camp stint in midAugust. Eleven boys, a record number for the re-instituted Troop, attended Summer Camp at Aquehonga Camp on the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Reservation with the Pathfinder District Troop led by Scoutmaster Gordon Bennett. The boys, half of whom were attending for the first time and all for only one week, were able to complete 9 merit badges including Archery, Athletics, Pioneering, Environmental Science, Wilderness Survival and Shotgun Shooting and 27 partials in a variety of other subject areas.

On Tuesday, November 16th Community members along with Community Leaders joined Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District for their annual holiday street lighting ceremony on Greenpoint Avenue. Each year, Sunnyside Shines brings festive holiday lights to sections of Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. The Holiday Lighting Ceremony was kicked off with a special performance by the Sunnyside Drum Corps and concluded with an official flicking of a the switch, which illuminated Greenpoint Avenue with the words, “Welcome to Sunnyside.”

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FROM SHIST TO SHINING SEA By Patricia Dorfman, Photos by Luke Adams

BIGWIG FROM BIG RIG DIG: The November 9 Luncheon speaker Michael Horodniceanu, Pres. of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Construction. Horodniceanu, a noted scholar of engineering, displayed an admirable boyish fascination with his task, which is excavating the largest underground mined facility ever in the US. East Side Access is the rail project further linking Grand Central Station and Queens, with 1,225 million cubic yards of excavated rock & soil coming out, 60,000 tons of steel & 390,000 cubic yards of concrete going in, and featuring gigantic tunneling machines resembling science fiction. A reduction of automobile travel is estimated at a possible 500,000 miles per day with associated decrease in pollution. SO LONG SUNNYSIDE STATION??: Guests at the monthly every-2nd-Tuesday luncheons at Dazies Restaurant learned that Sunnyside Station, the terminal to be at the Queens Boulevard Bridge between Skillman and Queens Plaza is no longer part of East Side Access. The project is scheduled to complete in 2016 at a cost of 7.6 billion dollars. Reasons for jettisoning the local station were budget cuts and lack of nearby need. Ira Greenberg, Chamber President noted after the meeting that this station is necessary in order for the greater Long Island City/ Sunnyside area to reach its full potential. “With all the planned commercial and business develop-

ment in Long Island City a Long Island Rail Road station would make sense as this part of the city is fastly becoming a downtown. Direct rail access using the capacity of the LIRR could reduce the traffic congestion resulting from the increases development,” said Greenberg who is also a member of the MTA Board. “The need may be a few years off but we should be advocating for funding now to build this station.” (This author’s opinion is that while this means that we will lose out on being the second hub of LIRR, Amtrak, and the MTA, we put off worrying about the possible downside of a massive station; more congestion, infrastructure strain and those alarming rumors of building over the historic Sunnyside Yards.) OUR OWN WONDER OF THE WORLD: Sunnysiders and Woodsiders have become as blasé as Manhattanites about this amazing feat of engineering occurring 140 feet below. The bowtied and professorial Mr. Horodniceanu described creative problem solving needed as the project continues as plans meet the reality. Engineers have devised a nifty solution to building through the softer earth under a portion of underneath Northern Boulevard; freezing of brine in a network of underground pipes in order to stabilize the earth long enough to build tunnels through it. (We hope on defrosting day, we have all said our prayers.) The Sunnyside Chamber wangled a promise of an underground tour

for the winner of Chamber “Rail Tour” launch contest, which occurring in 2011. For more information on East Side Access, see http:/ /www.mta.info/capconstr/esas/ construction_update.htm KEEPING TO THE NORWEGIAN THEME: Also guest speaking were Sandy D’Gabriel of Carber Travel and Meg Daly, a charming booster for Norwegian Cruise line (Mr. Horodniceanu was born in Norway.) Former Don Bar Travel agent, now Marketing Director Luke Adams is putting an August 21 fundraising cruise to Bermuda together and Lily Gavin and Rigo Cardoso have already signed up. Ira joked that the cruise ship the Norwegian Gem is so big that even “if you want to go on the cruise but avoid other Chamber members, it will be possible.” The most powerful lure for those considering the cruise is one Ms. Daly noted; unlike the current exhausting drill of air travel, your vacation will begin the instant you have boarded in NYC. SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR DUMMIES: Continuing the previous Chamber topic from Shawn Slevin, local social media guru Amy Manning has volunteered to address the chamber on how businesses can promote through venues such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of our businesses already successfully employ those methods, and Amy as guest speaker will give the rest of us a class. Carolyn Maloney is scheduled to speak at the January 8 Luncheon.

Sandy D’ Gabriel from Carber Travel, new Chamber member Realtor Swain Weiner of Massey Knakal, Lily Gavin, & Ira Greenberg. Seated: Meg Daly, NCL Cruise Line & Patricia Dorfman.

Ira Greenberg with President of MTA Capital Construction, Michael Horodniceanu.

Take Steps to Help “Immunize” Your Portfolio Now that winter is almost here, you probably see “Flu Shots Available” signs at many of your local pharmacies. Whether or not you decide to get a flu shot depends on your individual situation, of course, but you may benefit from the idea of immunization in other areas of your life — such as your investments. Specifically, you may want to help “immunize” your portfolio, as much as possible, against some of the volatility we’ve seen in the financial markets over the past couple of years. How can you do this? Here are a few suggestions: Diversify, diversify, diversify. If you were to only own stocks, your portfolio would, at times, see some big gains — but at other times, you’d take some big hits. If you just owned bonds, you’d probably see fewer fluctuations than if you just owned stocks — but you’d almost certainly never get the gains you need to help achieve your goals. If you kept all your money in cash instruments, you’d protect your principal, but you’d eventually lose ground to inflation. In short, you can’t succeed as an investor by putting all your money in one type of asset. You need to spread your resources among stocks, bonds, and cash

investments. And even within each of these categories, you need to diversify. For example, try to own a mixture of growth stocks and income-producing stocks; short-term and long-term bonds; and a variety of cash instruments. While diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss, it can give you opportunities for potential success and help shield you from severe downturns that, at any given time, primarily affect just one asset class. Know your risk tolerance. If you frequently find yourself surprised, or perhaps dismayed, at the fluctuations in your portfolio, you may be overestimating your risk tolerance. If you familiarize yourself with your investments before you buy them — and you should — then you probably shouldn’t be surprised at how they perform. So, if you own growth-oriented stocks, you need to accept the inevitable short-term volatility in exchange for potential gains over the long term. But if you’re constantly worried over temporary setbacks, you may be taking on too much risk for your comfort level. If this happens, you may need to rebalance your portfolio to better accommodate your true risk tolerance.

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Maintain adequate cash reserves. Having sufficient cash in your portfolio can help you combat volatility in at least two ways. First, since cash essentially doesn’t fluctuate in price — though it may lose value over time, relative to inflation — its very presence can help stabilize your portfolio. And second, if you have enough cash in your investment mix, you may be less likely to dip into your long-term investments to pay for shortterm needs, such as a major car repair, a new furnace and so on — and the less you disrupt your investments, the more progress you can make toward your goals. It’s not possible to fully shield your investments from volatility all the time. But by taking the steps described above, and by maintaining a long-term perspective, you can strengthen your portfolio’s resistance, and improve your own responses, to the effects of price fluctuations. And that’s a healthy way to invest. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Vincent Renda located at 47-01 Queens Blvd. Suite 203 Sunnyside NY 11104. Phone him at 718-361-1306.


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Local Scouts Tour Around Northwest Queens By Peter Ross, Photos by Thomas Varga

Scout Leader John Pritchard explains the basics of the GPS unit during the Geocaching learning session. September saw the official start of the Troop program year and a visit for the first time in years by the Troop to the LaGuardia Kiwanis Club’s Kids Day Event held at LaGuardia Airport where the boys had a chance to climb aboard a number of different aircraft and emergency vehicles and speak to Police, Fire, EMS, military and airport personnel who operate these apparatus. October was a busy month for the boys beginning with October 2nd and the set-up, clean up and beverage table operation during the Feast of St. Teresa Dinner/Social held at the Troop’s home base, St. Teresa’s RC Church in Woodside. The following week-end saw the scouts roughing it up at Alpine Scout Camp in Alpine, New Jersey where they worked on various scout skills while having a general good time close to nature. Scout skills and time out in nature were again the theme on the 16th at Forest Park in Richmond Hill, Queens, where Troop 390 attended the 10th Annual Queens Borough Orienteering Event hosted by Troop 17 and longtime Scouting stalwart Ralph DeFalco and his crew. Various short sessions were held in the morning on map reading, compass and orienteering basics, and GPS caching (introduced by John Pritchard) in preparation for the threeorienteering courses, which were laid out throughout the park. The courses ranged

The Scouts just chillin’ in the playground after a successful day on the Orienteering course.

from 2.0 to 3.7 kilometers in length, with a 60-meter elevation and between 10 and 12 control points per course. The “390 boys”, split into two groups, were the only ones to challenge the Orange course, the hardest offered that day. The younger boys beat out the more experienced scouts on this day showing that on any given day anyone can prevail with the proper patience, a good set of eyes, avoiding that one “wrong turn around”, and not running past the control points (literally). November 7th found members of the American Bulldog, Dragon and Flaming Griffin Patrols joining a larger group of Scouts and other volunteer groups in Long Island City for the Queens leg of the York City Marathon. Placed between the Pulaski and Queensborough bridges, the scouts and other volunteers cheered on the runners and manned the major water station circa mile 14 of the event as the bulk of the runners passed by to complete their 26.2-mile trek. Ponchos, T-shirts and other items were given to the boys as thanks for their participation in this annual extravaganza. Looking ahead for the Troop to the end of the year are a possible overnight camping trip to Pouch Scout Camp in Staten Island, an ice skating trip in Bryant Park, the St. Teresa’s Holiday Tree Lighting Event, and their semi-annual Awards Ceremony/Parents Night. Boy Scout Troop 390 invites all boys ages 10 Ω to 17 years old to come join. Troop 390 meets Friday nights from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in the auditorium of St. Teresa’s RC Church, located at 50-20 45th Street in Woodside, Queens. For more information on the Boy Scout program or how to join Troop 390 please stop by our Friday meetings or contact Scoutmaster Eduardo Avila at (646) 808-4665 for details. For those younger boys, ages 7 through 10 years old check out our sister group, Cub Scout Pack 390 that meets in the gymnasium of St. Teresa’s church from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday evenings. For more information on the Cub Pack please contact Marvin Jeffcoat, Cubmaster, at (917) 4167352. We also encourage anyone thinking of joining the Boy Scouts or curious about the program to visit the Adventure Base 100 Interactive Exhibit which will be held on the Pier next to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on November 26th through November 28th, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The event will be free but you will have to go through Intrepid Security to access the site and admission to the Intrepid Museum is not included. For more information about this traveling base camp exhibit visit the website www.adventurebase100.org.

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CITATION File No. 2010-551 SURROGATE’S COURT, Queens COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: GUDRUN SPIES, INGEBORG REICHARDT, ERIKA STEINHAUSER, HILDEGARD NESTELE, MANFRED KIMMERLE, and the Public administrator, Queens County and “To the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributes of James P. VonFalke, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributes, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence; A petition having been duly filed by ROGER MARX who is/are domiciled at 33 MARY STREET, VALLEY STREAM, New York 11580 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 SUTPHIN BLVD, Jamaica, New York, on December 16, 2010, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of JAMES P VONFALKE, aka JAMES VONFALKE, JAMES VON FALKE lately domiciled at 13512 124 th STREET, SOUTH OZONE PARK, New York 11420, United States admitting to probate a Will dated August 12, 2003 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of JAMES P VONKALKE deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to ROGER MARX Dated, Attested and Sealed, Oct 27 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, MARGARET M GRIBBON Chief Clerk JAMES R REISER ATTORNEY AT LAW 109-19 JAMAICA AVE, RICHMOND HILL, NY 11418 (718) 849-0302 NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. 11/5/10, 11/12/10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10 File No.: 2003-3942/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Albert Cristofano, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of LORENZO CARULLO, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of LORENZO CARULLO, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 40-26 76th Street, Elmhurst, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11

Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of LORENZO CARULLO, 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, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 13th day of JANUARY, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $704.02 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 5th day of November, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN 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-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 11/12/ 10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 15093/10 WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMED W. SALIM, ET., AL. Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 12044 142ND PLACE JAMAICA, NY 11436 SBL #: BLOCK 12035

LOT 44 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 27th day of October, 2010, TO: MOHAMED W. SALIM, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. CHARLES J. MARKEY of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 19th day of October, 2010 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by MOHAMED W. SALIM dated the 3rd day of August, 2007, to secure the sum of $290,000.00 and recorded at Instrument No. 2007000513596 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, on the 10th day of October, 2007; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 9th day of June, 2010 and sent to be recorded in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York. The property in question is described as follows: 120-44 142ND PLACE, JAMAICA, NY 11436 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 12035 and Lot 44 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, City and State of New York, shown and designated as and by Lot No. 31 in Block 8 on a certain Map entitled “Map of South Ozone Park Second Addition, 902, Lots, Surveyed February, 1908 by Peter Elbert Norstrand and George B. Boomer, C.E. and C.S.” and filed April 9, 1908 as Map No. 841, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of 142nd Place, a distant 104.35 feet Northerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of 142nd Place and the Northerly side of 123rd Avenue; RUNNING THENCE Westerly at right angles to 142nd Place, 100 feet; THENCE Northerly parallel with 142nd Place, 20 feet; THENCE Easterly again at right angles to 142nd Place, 100 feet to the Westerly side of 142nd Place; THENCE Southerly along the Westerly side of 142nd Place, 20 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 120-44 142nd

Place, Jamaica, New York HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANK-NYS (1-877-2265697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: October 27, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY

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14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 11/12/10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 File No.: 2009-75/E CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Carol Simons, Leonard Simons, Olga Fromen, Deana Kovacs, Ronald Kovacs, Linda Cassiday, Luz Caraballo, M&M, Recovery Services, LLC For Elmhurst Hospital, Woodcrest rehabilitation Center, GC Services Limited Partnership, Collecting Agency Division For Sallie Mae, Inc., Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of PETER WERBOWSKY, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of PETER WERBOWSKY, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 35-51 85th Street, Jackson Heights, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator C.T.A of the Estate of PETER WERBOWSKY, 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, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 16 day of December, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $1,863.94 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


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REAL ESTATE FACTS by RITA LOWRY

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RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, November 20th 10AM to 3PM

FIC Freedom by Jonathan Franzen FIC Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue 973.932 O Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O’Reilly FIC Edge by Jeffery Deaver FIC Great House by Nicole Kraus Submitted by Abigail Goldberg, Senior Librarian, The Queens Library at Sunnyside

PRICING UNDER PRESSURE Deciding on an asking price for you home is challenging enough these days, but you need specific pricing strategies for particular scenarios, especially if you’re under pressure to move quickly or your home isn’t selling after being on the market for several months. Here are suggestions for both situations. If you’re facing a deadline due to job relocation or other reasons, then you need to price competitively, even more competitively than expected in today’s market. You’ll need to list at significantly less than your competition. Think 15% less. That may seem tough to stomach, but it’s better than continuing your monthly loan payments or the hassle of trying to find tenants to rent your home. If your home has been listed for some time, but not generating interest, you’ll need to lower your price. Of the three elements that sell a home- price, location, and condition-price is the one you’ll have the most control over. If home values have declines in your neighborhood, the price you originally listed at a few months ago may now be too high and out of line with comparable listings. Now would be the time to have your real estate agent prepare a new Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and reevalutate your pricing strategy. If you’ve got to sell, and sell now, price it like you mean it.

For more information, call 718 784-8031 All Saints’ Church at 43-12 46 Street, Sunnyside

• LEGAL NOTICE the claims from M&M Recovery Services, LLC in the amount of $400.00 and Woodcrest Rehabilitation Center in the amount of $10,206.00 and GC Services Limited Partnership in the amount of $49,426.55 should not be paid pro-rata; and why the Last Will & Testament dated April 4, 2005 should not be admitted to probate. Dated, Attested and Sealed 27 day of October, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN 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-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 11/12/ 10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 PROBATE CITATION File No: 2010-2786 SURROGATE’S COURT - QUEENS COUNTYC I T A T I O N The People of the State of New York By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: Little Flower Children & Family Services of NY f/k/a Little Flower Children Services of NY, Inc. Attorney General of the State of New York the unknown heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Maria A. Lao, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names, are unknown and cannot

LEGAL NOTICE • be ascertained after due diligence; *That all the above named persons to be cited have a Prior/Equal Right to Letters of Administration, C.T.A. A petition having been duly filed by Lois M. Rosenblatt, Public Administrator of Queens County, with offices at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, 6th Floor, in Jamaica, New York, on the 20th day of January, 2011 at 9:30 A.M., why a decree should not be made in the estate of Maria A. Lao, lately domiciled at 84-15 Lander Street, PH, Briarwood, New York admitting to probate a paper dated May 4, 1999, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Maria A. Lao, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: [X] Letters of Administration C.T.A. issue to Lois M. Rosenblatt, Public Administrator of Queens County, pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1402. Dated, Attested and Sealed, Nov. 09, 2010 (L.S.) HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 (718) 459-9000 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 attorneyat-law appear for you. 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10, 12/10/10

Letters To The Editor

The following letters are the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of the Woodside Herald.

Dear Editor, I usually use the cut-through’s in Sunnyside Gardens when I am going to the shopping area on 48th Street. Recently, I have noticed signs on the gates to the cut-throughs between 44th and 45th Streets, which read “PRIVATE PROPERTY, RESIDENTS ONLY.” I thought these cut-throughs were open to the public and for pedestrian access from one block to the next. Are these cut-throughs only supposed to be used by the residents of Sunnyside Gardens? J. Downing, Sunnyside Dear Editor, As a resident of Sunnyside for over 45 years, I am writing to you on behalf of a very fine resident, Roja Shah, who has opened a dog training boarding and adoption school at ‘Dog Guru’ School, on 43rd Street in Woodside. Roja does amazing work on rescue dogs, mistreated or difficult to train and then offers them for adoption. I myself have personally used his training for my Boston terrier “Chauncy” and could not have asked for a better dog. Roja could use additional clients and I truly feel he is an excellent addition to our community. Sincerely, Mary F. Mahoney

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THALIA SPANISH THEATRE presents AUTUMN CONCERTS 2010 All songs & music for everyone! Celebrate THANKSGIVING WEEKEND w/ the variety & richness of Spanish and Latin music. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 at 8 PM FLAMENCO TRIO MUSICAL. With guitarist Cristian Puig, bassist Javier Sanchez, cajon Jose Moreno, singer/dancer Sol “La Argentinita”, and dancer Antonio Arrebola, direct from Spain. ○

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 at 8 PM SON cubano / New York’s Premier CHARANGA Band SON SUBLIME - back by popular demand! The real sound of the Cuban Charanga music, the craze from the 70’s and 80’s, when this style of Cuban music hit its peak. This music is contagious and timeless. Founded by leader & producer Jesse Herrero, SonSublime celebrates its 10th anniversary! ○

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 at 4 PM Zarzuelas (Spanish Operettas) & Romantic Latino Songs Beautiful arias and duets from the bestloved Spanish operettas, and popular songs from the best Latin American Romantic Music. Soprano Ilya Martinez ; Baritone Rafael Lebron; and more.

TICKETS $25 for ONE concert: For any TWO concerts $ 44 (save $ 6). For all THREE concerts $ 60 (save $15) Sponsored by the Music Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. At THALIA SPANISH THEATRE 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside (Queens) Subway # 7 Local to 40th St. Station. Buses Q60, Q32 to Queens Blvd & 41st St. INFORMATION & TICKETS (718) 729-3880 www.thaliatheatre.org

Ever wonder, -What happened on Chanukah? -What do the Menorah and its lights symbolize? -What is behind the Chanukah custom of fried food and the dreidel?

JOIN US IN EXPLORING THESE AND OTHER CHANUKAH QUESTIONS For more information e-mail Howard Brickman, hlbrick@aol.com December 4th at 8pm Saturday Night The Young Israel of Sunnyside 43-01A 46th street (entrance on 43rd Ave) Have your own questions? Email us and we will address it during or after the class.

Office Space to share in Sunnyside GREAT Location! Reasonable Price Professional ONLY Please Call Mrs. Gonzales 718-361-0662

$10,000 GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE Chance to win $25,000 worth of prizes To benefit the Sunnyside/Woodside Unit of Variety Boys and Girls Club

$100 per ticket ONLY 500 TICKETS BEING SOLD They’re Going Fast! GRAND PRIZE: $10,000 2ND PRIZE: $7,000 3RD PRIZE: $5,000 4TH PRIZE: $3,000 Drawing to be held on November 20th @ “Dancing With the Stars of Our Community” Event In St. Raphael’s School Gym To Buy Tickets Call: Liz Owens (917) 345-5171

ATLANTIC CITY TRIP SISTERHOOD OF THE SUNNYSIDE JEWISH CENTER IS PLANNING A TRIP ON NOVEMBER 23RD — PLEASE CALL Sonya @ 718-729- 5278 or Dorothy @ 718-786-3869

Betty’s Bus to Yonkers Casino Dec 14th, $20, $15 back-Ladies Day $7 extra for gambling Meet at 57th St. & Woodside Ave. by 9am Sharp! 718-786-6885 To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

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