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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 77, NO. 14

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

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RESIDENTS THINK RENAMING OF BRIDGE ISN’T GROOVY Local Residents Unite to Bridge the Communication Gap by Sherilyn Sabba

Last week, Marc Crawford Leavitt was listening to WNYC radio and heard Jimmy Van Bramer report that over 100 constituents had called his office to complain about renaming the Queensborough Bridge, more calls than on any other issue. Marc heard that the City Council vote was 24 to 10, and the mayor intends to sign the bill as a “Birthday Present” to Ed Koch.

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Time Warner Cable’s Vice President of Learning and Development, Marc Kopman kicked off Connect A Million Minds® week with a lesson about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to P.S. 150 students as part of the company’s signature curriculum Cracking the Codes in the Digital World™.

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Time Warner Cable hosted its signature curriculum, Cracking the Codes in the Digital World, to kids from P.S. 150 yesterday at the company’s College Point office for the second annual Connect a Million Minds®(CAMM) Week from April 4 to 8. The curriculum provides background into the digital technologies that support cable television infrastructure and delivery and showcased how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are integrated in the everyday operations at Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable “Connector” and employee Mary Nastri of Learning and Development engages students from P.S. 150 in a fun activity illustrating how content is delivered digitally with infrared technology into the home as part of the company’s signature curriculum Cracking the Codes in the Digital World™ during Connect A Million Minds® week (April 4-8).

CM Van Bramer joins his former teacher and current Bryant High School Coach Carl Brosnan and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas at a pep rally for Bryant High School.

United Forties Civic Association Monthly Meeting Thursday, April 14th @ 7PM Guests: Queens Library Officials and SCO Family of Services St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45th Street, Woodside (Entrance off 50th Ave, Parking available on 44th St.) 917-535-0516

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Marc called into the WNYC listener comment line and sang a parody to the tune of a famous Simon & Garfunkle song. It was never aired, but this is what he sang: He then preceded the song with the statement “I’m against renaming the bridge of the multicultural heart of the greatest city in the world- Queens and followed by, for identification purposes, I’m Marc Crawford Leavitt. As a 2009 candidate for Queens Borough President over 12,000 “Slow down, you moved too fast. voters supported me.” Rename our bridge, you’ll be an Last weekend at Gantry Park, Marc Crawford Leavitt and some unhappy residents gathered to rally against the Ask us renaming. While doing so, they filmed a video, which they What we think, of what you did. then uploaded to YOUTUBE.com (video is entitled RenamRenaming Queensborough isn’t groovy. ing Queensborough Bridge Isn’t Groovy), singing the bridge Da-da-da, da, da, da, da. parody song, which ended with a child saying, “Mayor Bloomberg, you would never rename the Brooklyn Bridge. It isn’t groovy.” Please give Ed Koch a different birthday present.” This video production is an effort to get the YOUTUBE video to go viral, raise awareness to the Mayor that the community in which the bridge stands is unhappy with his decision, and hopefully in turn, the Mayor will give Ed Koch a different birthday present. When asked about the video, Jimmy Van Bramer stated, “I applaud the spirit and creativity of my neighbors and constituents as they continue the fight against the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge. I voted against this twice, and continue to be opposed. I hope City Hall has an opportunity to view the video and be moved as I was by the continued belief expressed by those in the video that their views are important to City leaders. I know they are important to me and that is why I voted against this renaming.” Marc states, “I have yet to meet a single Queens resident who thinks the renaming is a good idea (although many people don’t care). The insult added to the injury is that the bill signing will be at City Hall in Manhattan. When I ran for Queens Borough President, I complained of Manhattan-centric government and lack of leadership for Queens. This is a perfect example. “ He suggested that people barrage City Hall with complaints at www.nyc.gov/mayor.

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GOLD AND BLUE PRIDE Van Bramer Unites With Community to Rally In Support Of His Alma Mater On Thursday, March 31st Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer donned his gold and blue school apparel and joined students, parents, teachers, alumni and fellow community members to rally in support his Alma Mater William C. Bryant High School. Early this winter, Bryant High School was placed on a Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) list because it did not achieve a 60% Graduation Rate (it was 59.6%), requiring action and restructuring from New York City Department of Education and Albany. In an effort to celebrate the institution and raise community awareness about the PLA process, Council Member Van Bramer kicked off a pep rally with included special performances by students in the Bryant HS Jazz Band, Choir and Theater Group. The gold and blue pep rally was followed by a community engagement meeting with Superintendent Juan Mendez, who informed the crowd about the PLA process and took questions. “It’s been over 20 years since I graduated from Bryant High School, but the memories and lessons I learned there will last a

lifetime,” said Council Member and Former Bryant HS Alumnus Jimmy Van Bramer. “As a former student and current Council Member that represents this school in the New York City Council I know that this school is a great institution. I will always be proud to stand in support of Bryant with fellow alums, former teachers, students and parents to speak up and share what Bryant HS has meant and will always mean to me. It is within these school walls I developed my passion to debate and began my aspirations towards government and the public sector – I am Bryant High School and I am now a New York City Council Member.” “For over 130 years Bryant High School has served the residents of western Queens well and I have every expectation that it will continue to do so in the years to come,” said State Senator Michael Gianaris. “A more thorough review of the city’s questionable data is needed to verify whether Bryant really belongs on the Persistently Low Achieving list, and I urge such a review immediately.” “I was proud to speak at the rally and show support for Bryant, my alma mater and a school that serves so many of the students who live in my district,” said State Assemblymember Aravella

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Simotas. “The school has made tremendous strides in the last few years, and it was encouraging to see the community come together to celebrate that progress in a time when Bryant is under a great deal of scrutiny.” “William Cullen Bryant High School is not a failing school. In the last three years its graduation rates have gone up nearly ten points and its City Department of Education progress reports have been B’s and C’s,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. “Above all, this school has the overwhelming support of the community which is a key ingredient in ensuring its success.” “Bryant High School is a diverse community of students, parents and teachers that embody the essence of New York City,” said Alysoun Roach, Creative Writing & English Teacher at Bryant High School. “Working in a school with such talented and dedicated students makes me proud to be a Bryant High School Teacher.” “Bryant High School is more than a school it is over a 100 year tradition that has a legacy of producing productive members of society that enrich our community,” said Joseph Cox, Senior at Bryant High School. “Bryant High School is me and I will never forget this place.”


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New Payroll Deduction Program For City Employees To Support Japan Relief Effort Donations will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC-$2.2 Million was raised for Haiti Relief Efforts Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced that employees of the City of New York will be able to set aside part of their paychecks directly to aid in the Japan disaster relief efforts. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City will ensure 100 percent of the contributions through the program are directed to reputable organizations that are providing relief in Japan. The Mayor’s Fund raised $2.2 million for Haiti relief efforts, including dollars raised through a similar employee deduction program. The Mayor and Council Member Mathieu Eugene unveiled the new program on the Mayor’s weekly radio show on WOR Radio early this morning. “We brought generous New Yorkers together to raise $2.2 million for Haiti relief and we are asking anyone who can contribute to help those in dire need in Japan,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The Mayor’s Fund will complete the necessary vetting and ensure contributions will go to reputable organizations with low overhead that are delivering services on the ground. Any help is appreciated – big gifts or small gifts; it all adds up and can make a real difference.” “As Japan copes with the aftermath of the massive earthquake, many New Yorkers want to demonstrate that we support humanitarian efforts to help Japan,” said Speaker Quinn. “This automatic payroll deduction program is a simple and efficient way to do that. It’s an opportunity for those of us who are lucky enough to live and work in the most diverse and culturally rich city to give back.” “When last year’s earthquake struck Haiti, New Yorkers came together to offer their assistance and support for the country’s relief efforts,” Council Member Council Member Mathieu Eugene. “Now, we must once again come together and support Japan during this critical time of need. I urge everyone to help contribute by donating to humanitarian aid groups currently working on the ground and by enrolling in the voluntary payroll reduction, if you are employed by the City. This is an important opportunity for us to make a difference and help send relief to Japan.” The new City payroll deduction program will begin with the paychecks and direct deposits issued on April 15, 2011. All City employees who wish to participate may donate a specified amount of money from each paycheck earmarked to further Japan relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and subsequent events. These tax-deductible deductions will run for two months spread over four pay periods. City employees and any New Yorker that wishes to contribute can visit www.nyc.gov or call 311 to learn more about how to help.

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Back In Woodside PART II: A Man’s Duty To His Family David Rosasco, dedicated to his family both in the USA and Japan, achieved his outcry for help from the community in which he loves, and the Country in which his extended family came from. The battle was constantly uphill, and at times it seemed that defeat was always a step away, David’s persistence and devotion is bringing him back home, with his mother in law beside him, this week.

“It just takes time to get used to this fact that the aftershocks will last for a couple more weeks but I will not be here, thank goodness, to test that theory.” (Tuesday, April 5th- Morning, Japan Time) Dear Sherilyn, After leaving the Embassy, and with more hope that we’ll be able to leave for the US shortly, my mom in law insisted she wanted to get a haircut. While she was there, I moved at breakneck speed to get her Prefectural insurance reimbursement paperwork from Saitama Prefecture. Afterwards, I looped back home to collect seals to discharge her, as signatures are generally not permitted. I have been running around since leaving the Embassy, selling anything I could because I have depleted all my money. Thankfully, there are places that buy used goods at about ¥10 to ¥100 of value. All hospitalization bills have been paid, so I am lucky I was able to sell things on my person and in my mom in law’s apartment. I got a one-month supply of her medications - hopefully I will be able to get her a continuation of those and the remainder of her much needed rehab, after we have settled down. This hospital, called Sashiogi Hospital, went above and beyond to arrange everything so that I could get my own things in order. The food supply and distribution system is beginning to return to pre-earthquake levels. While anxiety is still high, at lightning speed, the Japanese construction and distribution companies have already restored power to the point where city centers are getting 24-hours of electricity. While the apartment I have been staying at has its scheduled blackouts, they are occurring while I am out of the area, so by the time I trek back, the power is restored. We have had about one big aftershock per day, and it stops everyone cold. We’re leaving from the hospital at 10:00 am tomorrow (Wednesday) Japan time. Roads should be passable as we approach the airport, which is in Chiba Prefecture, very near where the Cosmo oil refinery blew up and devastated the surrounding area. What I hear from locals is that we will be all right going. So far we have had only one relatively small aftershock today. I will keep you posted with more info. David (Tuesday April 5th- Evening, Japan Time) Dear Sherilyn, Thank you so much for everything and for showing our community that just simply being an American is not a carte blanche even in discussions with the US Embassy. Now, I am simply waiting for my mom in law’s ambulette. They will pick me up first then we will go get her at the hospital and from there directly to the airport. As much preparations I could make have been made. The stress and who knows what else has left me with health problems, but the doctor here says I can be treated when I get back with medication. He says the ‘issue’ might have come from daily visits to the hospital before the earthquake and was compounded by poor diet and sleep the past 3 1/2 weeks. I can live with that. My mom in law’s doctor saw me last night just before I left. He bowed deep to me, a sign of unusual respect, and I of course felt the need to outdo his bow, because he is older than I am and has a higher position than I do. I mean, they did everything above what one could expect. The doctor is already in his 80’s but he continues to work each day taking care of the sick elderly patients in his wing of Sashiogi Hospital. They issued a letter I should show to Delta Airlines to see if they can make better arrangements for my mom in law in the airplane. Between the Parkinson’s and high blood pressure, I am about as worried as I was when the earthquakes happen. Fear grips me on that issue alone. I was assured that, if she takes the myriad of medications as scheduled during the flight, she should be fine. She got a decent enough wheelchair that fits her small stature and it even has some sort of braking mechanism. The next worry will be getting her a hospital bed in Woodside. Those don’t come cheap, and I have just about bankrupted myself into oblivion, as this whole situation has completely disrupted my translation work. Thank God there is no debtor’s prison because I might have just become its chartered member. I will fall on that sword after I get back to Woodside, but what could I do. As I’m preparing to leave, the streets here continue to be packed with people out and about. It seems no one wants to be home during the day. We have been fortunate that most businesses and residences have significantly reduced their power consumption. I myself have given to eating only food that does not have to be heated up. I was also amazed that everyone seems to be wearing their best clothes and trying to look their best. The one thing I think most about besides the new broom I will need in Woodside, is my daughter. I feel so bad that her Dad was away for so long. She has both Japanese and American cultural habits, but I could tell she was very worried about me. She has seen her Dad do some odd things, but I guess she must visit Japan to see for herself her mother’s native land. Everybody in Japan asks to see her. They imagine that she is the one suffering the most, but I noticed that she has developed the Japanese habit of suppressing her emotions. I continue to receive strong words of encouragement via email. I was also looking at a partial copy of the petitions the US Embassy included, and it reads like a roll call of Woodside. Peppino’s staff, Stop Inn Diner staff, every storeowner and worker on 61 Street where I was doing my sweeping and repainting of the fire hydrants and pull boxes, the Woodside Masjid Center and all of my friends who are like brothers to me. In life it is amazing the myriad of possibilities for fellowship. My cousin in Long Island, Carolyn DeCicco, has been just wonderful in keeping my aunt Linda and other cousins informed of my situation. I’ve heard from sources that myself and my mom in law may be checked by a Geiger counter at JFK. I think the worst possible time I was exposed to radiation was when I along with 3,000 foreigners were forced to stand outside in the cold, blazing sun and the freezing night, 26 hours total, to get reentry permits to Japan, as I still have a life and work potential here. So many became sick and collapsed on line. I actually got sunburned! But, I don’t know if it’s true, because there are a lot of rumors - I’ll just keep that in the back of my mind. So I will sign off now and be back home soon, to continue and fill in the gaps of these emails. Thank you again and I will SEE YOU SOON! David

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4th Annual Monopoly Tournament By Sherilyn Sabba

Shivam Humun, from IS 125 had all the right moves, taking home the 1st place spot in the 4th Annual Monopoly Tournament held last weekend at St. Raphael’s. Shivam won free teeth whiting from DentCare, 20 free White Castle Meals, an Edward Jones T-shirt and a Monopoly Game Board. No slouches to the true art of playing the game, Michael Wilensky took home 2nd place, winning a NYStyle Eats $20 Gift Card and 10 free White Castle Meals and Anthony Pippis achieved 3rd place, winning a $20 NYStyle Eats Gift Card. Congratulations! As done each year prior, the tournament is held to sponsor the St. Raphael’s Youth Group and basketball teams. This year, the proceeds reached close to $1,000. The tournament is made extra special by all the sponsors and their generous contributions, making it a yearly success. Special thanks go to: NY Style Eats, De Mole, Pete’s Grill, A&A Alignment, Edward Jones, Sunnyside Shines, State Farm and Dent-Care Dental- All donated a bunch of prizes to give away to the winners of the games.

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Agenda To Foster Entrepreneurship:

Help Create More NY Small Business Approximately 800,000 NY’ers Out Of Work Gillibrand’s Plan Strengthens Business Incubators, Sparks Early Capital for Start-Ups, Establishes Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Entrepreneurs, Invests in Science Parks to Translate Academic Research into Businesses, Jobs for New York While small businesses serve as the economy’s biggest job creator, creating half of all new jobs across the state, they are struggling to grow in this tough economy. To help kick start the backbone of our economy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her entrepreneurship agenda to help generate access to the capital needed to start more small businesses, and create jobs for New York. The focus of Senator Gillibrand’s plan is directing more early capital to business start-ups through federal grants for business incubators, tax-free savings accounts for entrepreneurs, and tax credits to lever-

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age private investment in new businesses. Senator Gillibrand is also fighting for greater investments in New York’s science parks that have the ability to turn groundbreaking academic research into viable businesses that can create jobs and help grow our economy. “My number one focus is creating good-paying, family-supporting jobs,” Senator Gillibrand said. “But I know that government doesn’t create jobs – businesses do. New York is home to some of the world’s brightest minds and best ideas to grow our economy. But the lack of early capital from the poor economy holds us back. We need to support budding entrepreneurs, free up the credit they need to get their ideas off the ground, and invest in the kind of research we can turn into cutting edge businesses and new jobs. This is the future of our economy, and we need to make sure it starts right here in New York.”

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

A QUESTION AND ANSWER COLUMN

Hey Doc Guthrie, Do you think we are going to have a bad spring allergy season? When should I start my eye drops? Well, I think that Spring 2011 will go down in the allergy history books as being one of the worst. We’ve had a snowy winter and lots of Spring rain so far. All the trees and flowers should be blooming at their best in a few weeks. It will be beautiful, but all those that get itchy eyes and noses beware. The new allergy medications are not only antihistamines, but they can also be used to prevent the onset of symptoms. It is important to start them before symptoms begin to have a more comfortable Springtime. There are many eye drops out now in the same category-they are an antihistamine combined with a mast cell stabilizer (treats itching and prevents histamine release). It’s the histamine that triggers the allergic reaction. Some of the newer drops are once a day dosing and others are twice a day. Many are covered on insurance plans. When I see my patients these days I have been asking them if they suffer from seasonal allergies. If I hear a “yes”, I will write a prescription for the medication and have them start it now. These medications have great safety profiles. So, if you haven’t been to see your ophthalmologist lately and are ready to enjoy the Spring after one of the snowiest NYC winters in a while, make an appointment. By the way I am going to be having some hours by appointment starting April 16th, for those that can’t come in during the week. I would love to meet some more of my Sunnyside neighbors. Debra S. Guthrie, MD “Eye Care to the People” Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology 185 Madison Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10016 212-685-2600 (v) 212-685-0002 (f) dguthriemd@gmail.com

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SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE–SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF QUEENS –SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. against THE HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD HUNT, if living, and if they be dead, any and all other persons, who may claim as devisees, distributees, legal representatives and successors in interest of said defendants, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY TAXATION AND FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JOHN DOE #1 through “JOHN DOE#12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants-Index no. 27945/09. Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial situs of the real property. To the above named Defendants– YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or , if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE; New York State law requires that we send you this notice about the

foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about such promises. The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are Government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working 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 1-877226-5697 or visit the department’s website at: http:// www.banking.state.ny.us/. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. The Banking department shall post on its website or otherwise make readily available the name and contact information of government agencies or non-profit organizations that may be contacted for information about the foreclosure process, including

maintaining a toll-free help-line to disseminate the information required by this section. We are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Charles J. Markey filed on April 2, 2010. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage and covering the premises known as 145-96 179th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434 located at Block 13342 and Lot 13. Dated: January 19, 2010 Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, By: Gena Goldberger, Esq., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 222-6200. 3/18/ 11, 3/25/11, 4/1/11, 4/8/11 File No.: 2010-1195 /B SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Patricia DiLorenzo, Patricia Workman, Julia Mooney, James Mooney, Peter Mooney, Maureen

Crawford, Irene Rengifo, Margaret Ferrara, Joseph D’Orazio, Anne Meringolo, James Donovan, Anne Skinner, Olive DeGroat French, James Schwenk, Alice Miller, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of GEORGE SCHWENK , 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 GEORGE SCHWENK , deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of , 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 GEORGE SCHWENK , deceased,

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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, 6 th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 12 th day of May , 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 $$4,127.27 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 % of assets or income collected after the date of the within


FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011 SEMINAR: “A SENSIBLE APPROACH TO PLANNING YOUR ESTATE” Hosted by: Rebecca Barker, Financial Services Representative of MetLife Financial Group of New York Guest Speaker: Trusts and Estates Attorney Ira Greenberg of Counsel Leavitt, Kerson & Duane, Esqs. Thursday, April 28th 6-8PM @ All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 43-12 46th St, Sunnyside Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your space, please contact Rebecca Barker @ 646-227-5105 or email rbarker@metlife.com.

Get Your Questions Answered About Retirement and Social Security You’re Invited … Tuesday May 3rd 10:30AM - 12:30PM Saint Teresa Parish 50-20 45 Street. Woodside NY 11377 RSVP: by April 28th at 718-361-1306 Seating is limited, so reserve your place today. www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC Vincent C Renda, AAMS®, Financial Advisor 4701 Queens Blvd Suite 203, Sunnyside, NY 11104 (718) 361-1306

• LEGAL NOTICE • 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 23 rd day of March, 2011 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 11 th 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

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LEGAL NOTICE • 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 3/ 25/11, 4/1/11, 4/8/11, 4/15/11 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 4/1/11, bearing Index Number NC-0002011-11/ 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 (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) CHOEYING (Middle) DOLMA (Last) TASHISHAR My present name is (First) CHOEYING (Last) DOLMA AKA CHOEYING DOLMA SHERPA AKA CHOEYING SHERPA. My present address is 60-11 Broadway, Woodside, NY 11377. My place of birth is Nepal. My date of birth is July 11, 1974. Assume the name of (First) TENZING (Middle) TSONDU (Last) TASHISHAR. My present name is (First) TENZING (Middle) TSONDU (Last) LAMA (infant). My present address is 6011 Broadway, Woodside, NY 11377. My place of birth is New York, NY. My date of birth is November 28, 1999.

REAL ESTATE FACTS by RITA LOWRY WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE

BUY, SELL, WIN, WIN Buyers, sellers, the time for hesitation is over for both of you. Home sales are rising, inventories are shrinking, and even though home values fell dramatically in the last few years, the good news is that houses are now more affordable than they have been at any time during the last twenty years. If you are buying, now is the time to make your move, literally. As the market recovers, the scales are still tipped in your favor. There are still many distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) on the market, and other homeowners are entering the selling field as improving conditions increase their confidence. You can still expect competition for lower end, entry-level homes, but demand is softer in the middle to upper end property market, so you could be in a stronger bargaining position in those two tiers. If you’re a seller, don’t be alarmed by the good news for buyers. Buyer confidence and strength makes it more likely that you’ll enjoy a sale. Don’t try to compete against short sales and foreclosures when you’re pricing, though, because that’s a tough game to win. Just complete any needed repairs, get your home into great showing condition, and emphasize your home’s strengths and features. We’re in an interesting transitional phase where both buyers and sellers can be winners with the right attitude and representation.

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

Dear Editor, On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg will sign into law the bill passed by our City Council to rename the most important historical and economic landmark in Queens, the Queensboro Bridge, “Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.” Member Jimmy Van Bramer voted against it, but speaker Christine Quinn gave unqualified support for the renaming, and horrifyingly, Council members from Queens Elizabeth Crowley, Daniel Dromm, and Julissa Ferreras voted for it. Why? If such a key, historic, and beloved landmark were to be renamed it should come from a public groundswell, not from above as a present to a former Mayor, still alive or to seemingly cement future political alliances. The issue here is not who will be re-elected, or who will garner support from other pols, but our bridge. This should never have happened. People all over the world are dying to obtain self-government; and we often don’t exert the actual power we have as the governed. What is next? Queens Boulevard? Local attorney Marc Leavitt and others led a rally last Sunday and posted a video on Facebook. We all need to speak up. For the rest of our days, we don’t need the to go back and forth across the bridge and think, maybe I should have said something. If you are concerned, please do one or more of the following: 1. Call the mayor at 311 2. email SAVETHEBRIDGE@yahoo.com and sign the petition 3. go and indicate you want to sign in opposition to the petition at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Bridge/162891700434787 4. Go to Marc Crawford Leavitt’s Law Office in THE BENJAMIN SHAW PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 45-29 47th Street - Woodside, NY. 718-729-0986 PETITION SIGNING DONE FRIDAY-MONDAY Thank you. Patricia Dorfman (Pat), Sunnyside Committee to Save the Bridge Name

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SAINT SEBASTIAN PARENTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: SUPERMARKET BINGO Come for the bingo, stay for the fun! After the success of past few years’ spring fundraising event, the Saint Sebastian Parents Association is bringing back the night of Supermarket Bingo.

LATIN DANCE NIGHT

SATURDAY, April 9TH 7 PM, (Doors open at 6:15 PM) th

Saint Sebastian School Auditorium, 39-76 58 Street, Woodside, NY Tickets are $25 at the door. Ticket includes dinner, drinks, dessert and two Bingo cards. No one under 21 will be permitted.

Saturday, April 9th 8p-2a FEATURING LORENZ LATIN DANCE STUDIO Dancing with music by DJ Alex and prizes! Food, beverage and dessert included in ticket price. for more information. Call 917-670-7218 St. Raphael School, 48-25 37th St. LIC

Rummage Sale Saturday, April 9th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM All Saints’ Church, 43-12 46 Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104 There will be books, clothing, jewelry, knick knacks and tons of other things! Stop by and take a look. Refreshments will be available too. For more information, please call 718 784-8031

Cobblestones

SUNNYSIDE EVENT!

by Georgia L. Piazza

The NY League of Conservation Voters and GrowNYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach & Education is hosting the first “Queens Green Drinks” of 2011.

On the cobblestone street where I walk my dog I can see the past Many people once lived here on this street There were so many people that It looked like Times Square A bakery A barbershop Grocery stores A VFW still standing All on the cobblestone streets Old trees eight stories high There’s a former school that is now a hotel Missing homes now rebuilt as warehouses There are only about twenty five homes left Some are over one hundred years old Most house multi families All on cobblestone streets Now there are auto body and transmission shops Lumber and rail yards Garbage baling and a poisoned creek Even a place where movies are made An old cemetery beginning from the 1700’s I swear I see ghosts sometimes. I walk there and read about the dead Spanish American war Civil War-WW I-WW II-Vietnam War-Korean War And wars we have forgotten about The rich the poor Young and old Tragic and aged Sometimes I hear their voices and see their trauma So does my dog Lime stone headstones barely read Surrounded by cobblestone streets Out my window I can see long stretches of highway Overhead wires The old ways touching the new There are still some living here Who remember the past Tell stories with longing and sadness Happiness and thrill Still standing on cobblestone streets I stand still and listen I can hear talking About a dance and a cute boy I see children playing safely in the street I smell delicious cabbage on the stove I feel community closeness Embedded in the cobblestone streets There’s a man tipping his hat Ladies in dresses There are no sneakers or jeans Its pride to dress well in those times My feet are now here along with the past I belong to them They belong to me We walk together making history All along the cobblestone streets As the black top is a cracked pothole It reveals the cobblestone beneath The past never leaves It’s just covered up Under the cobblestone streets

AT THE EVE OF HISTORY: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Monday, April 11, at 7:00 pm Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Queens 718-278-0700 ○

HELP WANTED Porter / Maintenance: P/T Morning Hours, Sunnyside Garden Apartments.

Call (718) 465-4217

For more information, contact queensgreendrinks@gmail.com

FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT This service is offered to provide a free and easy way for the community to keep hazardous waste out of the landfill; to educate the community about the importance of properly recycling their electronics waste.

Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, LIC on Sat., April 9th from 10a – 4p Items that will be recycled include computers and their components; monitors; printers; scanners; fax-machines; copiers; network devices; peripherals; TVs; VCRs; DVD players; audio-visual equipment; cell phones, pagers, PDAs; telecommunications equipment. Household appliances cannot be accepted. For questions about the event, contact the Lower East Side Ecology Center at (212) 477-4022 or info@lesecologycenter.org.

Queens in Love with Literature (QUILL) presents an evening of poetry in translation by authors from South and Southeast Asia. Featured poets and Jackson Heights locals Luis Francia, Vikas Menon and Rajiv Mohabir will address the themes of translation and transformation through the lens of culture, geography and literature; the evening will be moderated by QUILL artist advisor Richard Jeffrey Newman. Saturday April 16th, from 3-5pm @ NOVO Restaurant 7823 37th Ave, Jackson Heights Admission is $5 and includes one drink ticket as well as light refreshments.

THOMAS P. CASEY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SERVING WOODSIDE & SUNNYSIDE OVER 35 YEARS

ACCOUNTING • INCOME TAX Don’t give Uncle Sam more than he’s due! 43-05 52nd St. • 718-478-3030

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FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION PRINCE AMONG SLAVES Thursday, April 14th @ 7:00pm Turkish Cultural Center, 4349 45th St., Sunnyside 718-482-8263

Thursday, April 14th 6:30-9p Molly Blooms 43-13 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside.

POETRY AND TRANSLATION IN QUEENS

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