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Beloved NYPD Hero Honored

(See Page 5) Kevin’s Family: (L-R) Sister Patricia Korbouros, nephew Alan Ballek, sister Carol Motyka, niece Diane McLoughlin and his sister Diane Ballek.

9th Annual Friendship Dinner by Luke Adams

Winners of best dessert, Tropisec.

Our tablemates were Melik Turkman and Ali Goktas. The little girls beside them went about the room bestowing little gifts from large baskets: five-year-old Nehir Cetin at left handed out red-foiled candy, and her sister, seven-year-old Cagla Cetin, distributed tiny, ribboned sayings form Turkish scholars and peace builders of history of all ethnicities. (Continued on Page 4)

Foodies Fill Bellies at Queens Taste 2012

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION *WEDNESDAY, May 9th @ 7PM Topic: Nominations St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45th Street, Woodside

Sunnyside Chamber Luncheon Meeting Tuesday, May 8th @ 12:30PM Sharp, Dazies, 39-41 Queens Blvd. Guest Speaker: Jane Shulman- Adult Continuing Edu. To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772

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The Hunters Point Civic Association, which recently formed in LIC by founder Brent O’Leary launched their first event on Monday April 23 at Manducatis Rusticas. Senator Michael Gianaris was the first speaker who explained his vision for the future of Long Island City and took questions from the residents. CM Jimmy Van Bramer also stopped by to say a few words and welcome the group. More than 70 residents attended the meeting and the Senator fielded questions on such topics as school performance and the need for more school space, the new housing at Hunters Point South, the outages of the 7 train, lack of parking and many others. The mission of the Hunters Point South Civic Association is to provide a forum for the residents of Hunters Point to respond to issues of common concern, promote involvement in neighborhood activities, and further the interests of the neighborhood.“

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Volunteers in the garden of Gantry Plaza State Park, site of the May 5th I Love My Park Day Join Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park, Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the first ever statewide state parks appreciation day, I Love My Park Day. Your help is truly needed to keep the plants and gardens of the spectacularly sited Gantry Plaza State Park healthy and in good shape. Meet in Gantry Plaza State Park at 49th Avenue and Center Boulevard by the East River, Long Island City, Queens. For info on volunteering, please call (718) 786-6385



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District Governor Gloria Askew swears in three new members to the Sunnyside/Woodside MG Lottero Lions Club. The welcoming ceremony was for Yolanda Gehrsitz, Gemma Cullen and Lila McFarlin and was held during the April Lion’s meeting.The Lion’s membership drive is open to all people who would like to do Community service. For information call: 718-937-2448. Photo Credit: Janet Viana

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Annual Recognition CelebratesVolunteers

Library Card Act Signed Into Law

SCSs’ Administrative Volunteer of the Year honoree Patricia Collins with Ed Babor representing Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

CM Van Bramer, CM Jim Gennaro, Thomas W. Galante (Pres./ CEO Queens Library), Anthony W. Marx (Pres. NY Public Library), Linda Johnson (Pres./ CEO Brooklyn Public Library), Tai Meah (Legislative Atty. NYC Council) and Mayor Bloomberg.

“Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges,” said President Obama in his Proclamation for National Volunteer Week, 2012. In celebration and grateful recognition of the extraordinary men and women who serve the community and their countless selfless acts, Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration on April 19, 2012. Over 250 volunteers attended. All were treated to dinner and dancing, and received Certificates of Appreciation from elected officials. New York Senator Mike Gianaris and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer were in attendance and addressed the volunteers as did Darnley Jones, community outreach director at NYC’s Department for the Aging. Also in attendance was Angela Den Dekker representing Congressman Joe Crowley, and Ed Babor, representing Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall sent greetings and Certificates for the volunteers. According to Rita Manton, director of volunteer services and community relations at Sunnyside Community Services, volunteers provide 45,000 hours of service to the agency working at all levels in critical program areas, including afterschool programs, job skills and college readiness programs, and working with active and homebound seniors. In appreciation and special recognition of their service, several “Volunteers of the Year” Awards were presented to those whose efforts were outstanding in critical operational and program areas. This year the SCS “Volunteers of the Year” honorees were Patricia Collins who put her extensive financial and adminis-

trative background to use in the SCS core offices and quickly became integral to the smooth operations of the core administrative offices. In the Social Services area, Gemma Cullen, who also honed her skills in the corporate world, makes a world of difference in the community by volunteering in the department and as a Friendly Visitor, bringing good cheer and good will to homebound seniors. Idalie JeanJacques has been a member of the SCS Center for Active Older Adults for 25 years and has spent at least 20 of them serving in the SCS food pantry. Six years ago, co-honoree Maria Velastegui joined SCS as a member and volunteer, and she can be found serving in the SCS food pantry every day, rain or shine. After retiring in 1998, Jenny Verano became an enthusiastic and energetic volunteer at the Center, serving not only as a member of the Advisory Committee but also as simultaneous translator, support group leader, trip planner, fundraiser, and more. The senior cosmetology class at Queens Vocational and Technical High School, joined by the faculty and staff, were honored for volunteering their time and talents giving manicures, haircuts, facials, and makeup applications to seniors at SCS. The commitment to service and skill of the students make the monthly “Days of Beauty” at Sunnyside Community Services popular and well-attended events that help participants overcome intergenerational barriers. “The work, time and efforts of our wonderful volunteers make it possible for SCS to provide the programs and services that change the lives of over 14,500 individuals each year,” said Manton. “When the story of Sunnyside Community Services is written, we want to say that everyone did what they could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.”

SCS Volunteers of the Year Idalie Jean-Jacques and Gemma Cullen with Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Rita Manton, director of volunteer services and community relations at Sunnyside Community Services.

On May 1st, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law the expansion of CMVan Bramer’s Library Card Act. The new law, drafted by Van Bramer, expands Local Law 8, the Library Card Act, and requires city agencies that have extensive interaction with young people at risk to make available library card applications for New York City’s three public library systems. The new law’s expansion also builds upon the success of the Council Member’s Library Card Act of 2010 (Local Law 2010-008), which has successfully mandated the Department of Education to distribute library card applications to new students. Since the bill was passed, in the first year alone, over 100,000 young people have received library cards in the City of New York.

Community Joins For Public Safety Meeting in Sunnyside On April 30 , CM Van Bramer held an NYPD 108 Police Precinct Town Hall at All th


Saints Church in Sunnyside that approximately 150 residents attended. At the meeting, Van Bramer was joined by Captain Donald Powers of the 108th Police Precinct to discuss community safety and address the community’s concerns. He spoke about his efforts to get Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to bring additional officers to the 108th Police Precinct and his request to the City Council for $200,000 to add security cameras to the 26th District. The Town Hall meetings held by Van Bramer on Public Safety are a part of his ongoing initiative to help facilitate a consistent and interactive dialogue with residents of neighborhoods throughout the 26th District and police officers of the 108th Precinct.


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9th Annual Friendship Dinner On Tuesday April 24th, Queens Turkish Cultural Center held their 9th Annual Friendship dinner at Flushing Town Hall. The Friendship Dinner is the Turkish Cultural Center’s most important social outreach event of the year. Guests invited were from vastly different heritages, cultures, upbringing and histories, coming together and sharing in the common hope and faith that people can understand, accept and learn from each other. The Turkish Dinner was a 3-course meal starting with a Shepherd Salad including cucumbers, tomatoes, onions with lentil ball, and stuffed grape leaves. It was fresh and tasty. The main dinner was leg of lamb served with rice and salad (this reporter would have loved to get their rice recipe because it was so good). The meat was flavorful and very well seasoned. The desert was baklava, which was just delicious! It was flak, with lots of chopped nuts, and just the right amount of sweetness. Served with it was a wonderful pudding with walnuts and banana, followed by Turkish coffee. The plates left on our table were completely empty- without a grain of rice. It was so good! At the dinner, the Turkish Cultural Center gave Peace Awards to individuals and organizations that have contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialog, peace, understanding and community service called. The Peace awards went to Young Peace Builders, Peace Island Institute, Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding, at Queens College. Turkish Cultural Center is an organization dedicated to bringing together people from diverse backgrounds. This event is a prime example of how, despite differences, people will come together when there is a common goal at hand toward peace. We’re lucky to have them part of the Sunnyside Community!

Ibrahim Sayar (left), director of the Center for Interfaith Affairs at Peace Islands Institute New York, hands a Peace Award to Queens Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik (right).

Dinner Promotes Friendship, Peace Among Cultures by Rob MacKay

Dr. Arthur Flug, (Director of the Holocaust Center at Queens college), Audrey Pheffer (Queens County Clerk), Lily Gavin (VP Chamber of Commerce), George Custance (John V Daniels VFW Post and Chamber of Commerce).

Sunnyside’s Turkish Cultural Center held its ninth annual Friendship Dinner on April 24. The dinner, which is the 45th Street group’s biggest outreach event of the year, brings together people with vastly different upbringings, heritages, cultures and histories to share in the common hope and faith that people can understand, accept and learn from each other. As part of the ceremonies, TCC gives out Peace Awards to individuals and organizations that have contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, understanding and community service.

Patricia Dorfman Artist/, Father Joseph Jerome (All Saints Church) and Lily Gavin.

George Custance, host Oguzhan Turan (VP of the TCCQ) and Manny Gomez (President of Sunnyside, and Queen of Angels Church).

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Beloved NYPD Hero Honored By Luke Adams

Most people in Sunnyside will remember Kevin with the big smile he had for everyone. Kevin was remembered with a street renamed for him, “Detective Kevin Czartorysi Place,” on Sunday, April 29, in Maspeth, Queens. A who’s who of NYC dignitaries and officials attended to speak and offer their respects, and many of his friends and neighbors from our area were among the throng. We learned from Police Commissioner Ray Kelly that Det. Czartoryski passed away at age 46, on December 5, 2010, two years to the month of his retirement, which resulted from pulmonary fibrosis and other ailments. His illness included cancers that developed after his work on the rescue and recovery efforts after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Kevin and his main traveling companion, his sister Pat, travelled the world together and also went on many local Sunnyside Chamber fundraising trips. If they were along, you knew the trip would be fun for all. On one Chamber Pennsylvania Dutch excursion, Kevin was asked to spike the punch, and the ensuing party showed he was the right man for the job. On a bus trip to Atlantic City, his charm and sense of fun made everyone feel part of a loving family. Everyone remembers his generosity, warmth and easy laugh, and his affection for all. After 9/11, Kevin worked in the NYPD public information office, where he earned the respect of the press corps for his fairness. He was the Police Commissioner’s liaison to the gay community. His other posts on which he made 250 arrests included Queens Narcotics and the Hate Crimes Task Force. He won praise from Commissioner Kelly and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, for “bridging the gap” between the Police Department and the City’s the city’s lesbian, gay and transgender citizens. The youngest of six children from Queens, Czartoryski studied at St. John’s University and was appointed to the NYPD in July 1988. Kevin was well known for his outgoing, cheerful nature, communications ability, and consummate professionalism. He was often described by friends, colleagues and those who covered the police beat as “classy.” Kevin loved his work and loved life as well,” said DEA President Michael Palladino. “I admire his heroism, not only for his work at Ground Zero, but for how he conducted himself during the last days of his life.” Czartoryski’s death came just days before the passing of the federal 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and reinforced to the nation’s law makers the importance of this critical legislation designed to help those who served the country during one of its darkest times. “The whole City should salute our friend Kevin Czartoryski, proud Police Officer and a friend to all the met him! We will remember your warmth and friendship and may you rest to the arms of the good Lord!

(L-R) CM Van Bramer, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Speaker Christine Quinn, Patricia Kalbouros, Diane Ballek, Commissioner Ray Kelly, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Carol Motyka

(Left) District Leader Tom Birnaman, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Borough Commander Diane Pizzuti (Right) Senator Charles Schumer.

This is how Kevin will always be remembered - a big smile and happy to be with his sisters Diane Ballek and Patricia Kalbouris (taken at a community event at Dazies Restaurant).

(L-R) Sunnyside friends Paul Sears, Lily Gavin, Michael Kearney, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Gerry Marciano. San Vargas, and Nicholas Marciano.

(Left) CM Danny Dromm and Connie Stamatiades (Center) Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (Right) CM Jimmy Van Bramer and CM Dromm.

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Community Wins! Dromm & Jackson Heights Community Force Trade Fair to be Responsible Neighbors and Cease Unsafe Practices Trade Fair complies with vacate order for illegal sidewalk enclosure The Jackson Heights community proved today that you can’t break the law and get away with. Just hours ago, the Trade Fair Supermarket demolished the illegal sidewalk enclosure that was blocking pedestrian access on 75th Street. Many residents had feared that the enclosure was a fire hazard. “I am glad that Trade Fair has finally complied with the law. I know that many in the community will be relieved that their calls, letters, and emails have been successful in forcing Trade Fair to be a responsible neighbor,” said Council Member Dromm. “Sidewalks are public property.

And no one person or business can take advantage and just take for their own use what is owned by the people of our community. Let this be a warning to other businesses in the neighborhood who might think they can break the law and get away with it. A new day has come.” In August of 2011 a partial vacate order was issued by the Department of Buildings (DOB) to Trade Fair for the illegal extension citing dangerous conditions and improper construction. When Trade Fair management failed to comply with DOB order, the Environment Control Board issued a violation. After scores of complaints from community members, Council Member Dromm held a

rally with neighborhood residents in January of this year to highlight Trade Fair’s outrageous behavior. The rally was widely covered in the press. “We have a process for getting a sidewalk enclosure. We have a system of rules and regulations that everyone must follow - including businesses,” Dromm continued. “I hope that Trade Fair will take this opportunity to start a new relationship with the community - one that is based on respect and cooperation.” Dromm also thanked the Department of Buildings (DOB) for doing a great job and looks forward to working closely with DOB on correcting other violations in the community.

Community Wins! Shed gone.

Council Member Daniel Dromm and community members protest Trade Fair in January. Illegal shed can be seen in the left part of photo.

What Should You Do with a 401(k) When Leaving a Job? In the past, many people stayed at one job, or at least one company, for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings. But today, workers can expect to hold several different jobs in their lifetime, and to a great extent, pensions have been replaced by 401(k) plans, which place much of the funding responsibility on employees. So, assuming you will change jobs at some point, and you do have a 401(k), what should you do with it? Here are your basic choices: Cash out your plan. If you cash out your plan, your company will likely pay you 80% of your account value, withholding the rest for federal

taxes. And if you’re younger than age 59Ω, you may well be slapped with a 10% IRS tax penalty. Even worse, you’ll have lost a key source of your retirement income. Still, if you are leaving your employer involuntarily, and you need the money, cashing out your 401(k) is an option you may need to consider. Keep the money in your company’s plan. When you leave a company, your employer may allow you to keep your money in your existing 401(k). You may want to choose this route if you like the investment choices available in your plan. However, you might be caught by surprise if the company decides to change investment options. Furthermore, some employers may charge former employees fees to main-

tain their 401(k) plans. Move the money into your new employer’s plan. If your new employer has a 401(k) and allows transfers, you could roll the money from your old plan into the new one. This might be an attractive option if you like the investment options in your new employer’s plan. Roll the money over to an IRA. You may find several advantages to rolling your 401(k) over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). First, your money will still have the potential to grow on a tax-deferred basis. Second, you can invest your funds in virtually any investment you choose — stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs), etc. Third, if you own more than one 401(k) account, you could find it advantageous to

consolidate them into a single IRA, thereby making it easier to allocate and monitor your retirement assets. And fourth, IRAs may give you greater flexibility if you plan to pass money to your children. In fact, if your child inherits your IRA, he or she has the option of stretching withdrawals over the child’s entire lifetime, rather than taking the money as a lump sum. (If you do transfer funds from your old 401(k) to an IRA, be sure to use a “direct rollover” to avoid the possibility of triggering unwanted taxes.) Before making any moves with your 401(k), consult with your tax and financial advisors. By looking closely at your options, and by getting professional guidance, you can make the choice that’s right for you. This article was written by

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Call: 917 995 5228 for an appointment Vendors Wanted for All Saints’ Strawberry Fair on Saturday, June 9th Please call 718 784-8031

Blood Drive Sunday, June 10th, 9AM - 3PM (In conjunction with the NY Blood Center) Queen Of Angels Church (Parish Center) 43-18 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside. For more info or to arrange an appointment (718) 937-3244.

Mother’s Day Brunch/ Fundraiser Sunday, May 6th, 1PM – 3 PM Queen of Angels Church Auditorium 41-12 44th Street Call for more information: (718) 392-0011

Sunnyside Woodside Boys & Girls Club To Hold Fundraiser, Honoring Leaders Gert McDonald, Frances Schmidt, Sister Maureen , Carol Masiello The fundraiser will take place on May 19th from 7pm to 11pm at St. Raphael’s School Gymnasium. The address is: 48-25 37th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101 Tickets: $60 per person; $100 per couple. For tickets call: Mark Wilensky at 917-670-5666

• LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2011-1182/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Francis Trost, Gwendolyn Johnson, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of MIRIAM HENNIG, 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 MIRIAM HENNIG, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 5525 31st Avenue, Woodside, 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 MIRIAM HENNIG, 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 21st day of June, 2012 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 $5,932.74 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

LEGAL NOTICE • 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 26th day of April, 2012. 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-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 5/4/12, 5/11/12, 5/18/12, 5/25/12

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Queens Taste 2012 Story by Rob MacKay, Photo Credit Rob Flanagan

Twenty-four Western Queens businesses joined 23 groups from around the borough in providing samples of their products to about 1,000 people during Queens Taste 2012 at Citi Field’s Caesars Club on Tuesday. The Dog and Duck and Dazies Restaurant represented Sunnyside with duck confit and pasta specialties, while Ottomanelli’s made Woodside proud with its burgers. Meanwhile, about 20 Long Island City-based food businesses handed out everything from gluten-free pastries to brownie lollipops to wasabi marshmallows. One local entity, dried-fruit purveyor Tropisec, won the award for best dessert.

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F. Ottomanelli Burgers (Woodside)

Lisa Bray (Mother of James Bray, Executive Director at Sunnyside Shines) and John Vogt Director at White Castleand Chairman of Sunnyside Shines.

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