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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 77, NO. 25

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

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KIDS RALLY IN LONG ISLAND CITY

TO SAVE LIBRARY SERVICE, LIBRARY JOBS! Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante; students from PS 111, PS 112 and Voice Charter School; and library lovers from the community rallied outside Queens Library at Long Island City last weekend in support of funding that would save library service and library jobs. “The estimated $25.3 million in funding cuts proposed by the Mayor’s administration would be devastating to the public libraries that provide our communities with a wealth of services,” said CM Jimmy Van Bramer. “Public libraries improve academic

performance in our schools, provide adult literacy courses and inspire young people to become lifelong readers. I applaud the efforts of these young advocates and will continue working with my colleagues to protect our libraries.” New York City’s Executive Budget calls for a cut to Queens Library of $25.3 million in FY ’12. It would mean reducing library service to the lowest levels ever; lower than the fiscal crises of the 1970s and 1990s or even the Great Depression. (continued on page 5)

Upcoming 7 Line Service Diversion There will be a service diversion affecting the 7 line on the weekend of June 25-27th. This service diversion, along with one which occurred on the May 21-23 weekend and one which is scheduled for the July 30August 1 weekend, is necessary to address critical infrastructure issues in the Steinway Tunnel, which the 7 line uses to run between Queens and Manhattan. There have been significant problems in

providing an adequate level of service on the 7 line in recent months due to these issues. Repair work will be focused on correcting the following problems that have affected service reliability: -Signal circuits in the tunnel requiring repairs. -Water intrusion in the tunnel. -Electrical power system problems. -Structural defects in the tunnel that require repairs. MTA New York City Transit began emergency repair work in the Steinway Tun-

nel during the May 21-22nd weekend. Two of the six signal circuits most in need of repair were completely rewired and are working as designed. Over 1,000 track plates have been installed and over 700 feet of track cleaned using the Vac-tron train. Over 3,800 debris bags of muck and silt that was in the tunnel due to water intrusion were bagged and removed. Significant work remains to be done in the Steinway Tunnel to bring it to a state of good repair. In order to carry out the needed work: There will be no 7 line subway service between the Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza stations from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 25th to 5 a.m. on Monday, June 27th. A special ‘fare-free’ shuttle bus service will operate between the Vernon-Jackson and Queensboro Plaza stations while the service diversion is in effect.

Sunnyside Kiwanis Club’s 42nd Annual Benjamin M. Shaw Essay Contest Winners St. Sebastians, Grade 8- Victoria Ryan, Grade 7- Mary Julianne Almazar, Grade 6- Camille Estefani, Grade 5- George McKnight.

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Informational State Fair at Ridgewood Library Hosted By Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

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Announcement Of $2.9 Million Grant To Serve NYC Schools

At Public School 112 in Long Island City, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DQueens, Manhattan) announced that City Year New York has received a $2,921,000 AmeriCorps grant from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. $552,000 of this award will fund City Year corps members serving in Long Island City schools. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Susan Stern of the New York State Commission on National & Community Service, Itai Dinour of City Year New York, P.S. 112 Principal Rafael Campos, City Year Corps Members, and students joined Maloney for the announcement. This grant will support City Year New York’s service programs, which place young

adults in under-resourced public schools to serve full-time as tutors and mentors. From the first bell until the last student leaves the after-school program, City Year corps members focus on improving student attendance rates, behavior and course performance in math and English - which research from Johns Hopkins University confirms are indicators of a student’s likelihood of graduating from high school. The current year’s AmeriCorps grant cycle was highly competitive, due to the strong and growing demand by organizations seeking AmeriCorps resources. Organizations requested nearly twice the number of grant dollars and AmeriCorps positions than could be funded. (continued on page 4)

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Celebrating The Flag And The Freedom It Represents Kiwanis Flag Day Parade

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Sunnyside Kiwanis Club’s 42nd Annual Benjamin M. Shaw Essay Contest Winners

On Wednesday, May 25 th, The Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside held their 42nd Annual Benjamin M. Shaw Essay contest awards luncheon for local schools. Winning contestants from each school were presented with certificates and medals by event Chairman Dr. Chris Kitson, Lt. Gov of Queens West Kiwanis Joe Aiello, Lt. Gov Elect Mike Terry and Kiwanis President Carol Masiello.

P.S. 199, Grade 4- Mia Guardado.

(L to R) Chris Kitson, Chairman of the Essay Contest, Grand Prize Winner of the Benjamin Shaw Trophy Christopher Picon (grade 5 St. Raphael’s School), Kiwanis President Carol Masiello and Lt. Gov. Joe Aiello.

Razi School, Grade 8- Nashia Choudhury, Grade 7- Zakia Hossain, Grade 6- Juhana Habib, Grade 5 (not pictured) Antara Ahmed.

I.S. 125, Grade 8- Sonia Shiu, Grade 7- David Kim, Grade 6- Noshin Choudhury, Grade 5- Ngawang Nyidroven. (continued from page 3)

$2.9 Million Grant To Serve NYC Schools “With tough budgets in Washington, federal education grants are becoming tougher to secure – which is why I’m so delighted that City Year will be getting $2.9 million to help New York City students. What’s more, $552,000 of this funding will support schools in my district in Long Island City,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “Citizen service is an essential part of the solution to many of the problems facing our city, especially in difficult economic times. Thanks to this grant, City Year corps members will be helping our children learn and strengthening our community as they develop civic and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. I congratulate City Year for receiving this grant and thank the outstanding young people who have answered the call to service by joining AmeriCorps.” (continued on page 6) To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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Art Exhibit Open to the Public by Peter A. Ross

On Saturday, June 4th the Southeast Queens Drawing and Painting Atelier held its 6th Annual Student Art Exhibition at the Atelier located at 142-16 180th Street in Locust Manor Queens. The exhibit, which highlights the artwork of the school’s students created throughout the year is open to the public from June 18th through June 30th.The Atelier, defined as an artist’s or designer’s studio or workroom, specializes in instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture and portfolio preparation for middle and high school students. The Director, Mr. David R. Gayle, himself a professional artist, instructor and framer during the opening ceremony highlighted the work of his various class groups separated into adult artists, young artists and the special portfolio class. Many of the students both adult and youth only started formal instruction this year and the quality of the works were very good especially those of the adults. The hard work of the portfolio class students (middle school students currently in 8th grade) truly paid off as it was announced that all of the students made one of their top high school choices with four of the students to matriculate at Art and Design High School in Manhattan and the fifth to attend The Mary Lewis Academy in Jamaica Estates. Mr. Gayle beamed as he announced this as these schools and their art programs are very competitive to get into and in high demand. Also in attendance were the Southern Queens Park Association Director of Operations Peter Richards and SQPA Cornerstone Program Director Louise Mercado who presented Certificates of Appreciation to all the students for participation in the 9th annual SQPA art exhibition “Colors in Black” which was held in February at Roy Wilkins Park. Mr. Richards stated that the participation of the Atelier was greatly appreciated as they met the call for needed artists and helped fill a major gap in the exhibition this year. It was also announced that the Atelier will partnership with the SQPA to offer satellite classes at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center starting in August to help expose a larger audience to and encourage participation in the arts, especially for older adults. The day was capped off by a beautiful pot luck spread in the yard area off the studio’s rear entrance where students, friends and guests enjoyed a beautiful spring day, lounging and eating and of course dipping inside to view the fruits of their artistic labor. For more information on the Atelier and its programs, including its intensive 2-week summer program for adolescents featuring an intensive drawing program with introduction to museums, contact David Gayle at (917) 868-8022 or (718) 528-6959 or by e-mail at dcgayle@verizon.net.

Atelier student and young artist Noelani R. stands next to some of her exhibited sketch work of forms and figures and still life in pastel.

Atelier portfolio student Samuel J. next to some of his exhibited still life sketches in pencil and red charcoal. Samuel was also acknowledged for 2nd place finish the 2011 SQPA 9th Annual Art Exhibition in the middle school division. Photo Left: Nia C. presented award for participation and acknowledgement of 1st place in the 2011 SQPA 9th Annual Art Exhibition in the elementary school division. Award presented by Peter Richards and Louise Mercado of SQPA. Photo Below: SEQ Atelier Director poses with his 2010-2011 Class during exhibition opening. Back row- l-r- David Gayle, Anna Teresa F. Cecilia M. Middle rowJosephine E., Beverly B., Jasmine A., Noelani R., Samuel J. Front row- Mikayla T., Rachel R., Simone G. Not pictured- Jacquelyn P.

St. Raphael’s Receives Visit From Dr. Nelson By Sally Renda

On Friday, June 3, the students of Mrs. Renda’s Pre-K and Nursery class enjoyed a visit from Dr. Heidi Nelson and her favorite puppet “Joe” and his co-partner the Dinosaur. They also viewed two brief videos about a visit to the dentist with “Dudley the Dinosaur” and “Charlie Brown.” The children passed around and learned all about the instruments used in the dentist’s office and some procedures Dr. Nelson might use when she examines their teeth. Puppet “Joe” was the patient receiving all the dental care. He made them aware of the importance of good oral hygiene, proper nutrition and regular dental checkups. The children learned that their teeth are very important for good health and nice appearance. This is Dr. Nelson’s 10th year visiting St. Raphael School. She enjoys the children as much as they enjoy her. We thank Dr. Nelson for her time, patience and loving manner with the children.

The Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club visit to Queens Blvd. Extended Care with Joe Dineen, musician. He played guitar and sang entertaining the patients with a variety of songs. Joe, along with many Lion’s Club members encouraged the seniors to sing and dance. Even one of the Lion’s own, Bill Roeder, sang a song to everyone’s delight.

Patients in front and lions members in the rear with singing Bill Roeder at far rear right.

Young Supporters Cry Out for Library Funding

* 14 libraries may close altogether. * Layoff of 471 staff who provide critical information services to the community * 48 libraries would be closed 4 or 5 days per week * Only 13 libraries would be open 5 days per week, Monday through Friday * Central Library and Long Island City would be the only libraries open on Saturdays * No Sunday library service in Queens at all * People in Queens would have HALF the access to borrow materials, use computers, attend programs, get homework help, ask for job information and so many other important library services! More information is available at www.savequeenslibrary.org

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Upcoming 7 Line Service Diversion

There will be additional Astoria line service between Queens and Manhattan on this weekend. Additionally, you can ride the E line to reach Court Square and Queens Plaza. New York Waterways is now providing ferry service to Midtown and Lower Manhattan from Hunters Point South. Information on this service is available at: www.nywaterway.com. Normal 7 line service will be provided at all other times. The next service diversion to facilitate this work is scheduled for the July 30-August 1st weekend.

Informational State Fair at Ridgewood Library Hosted By Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

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$2.9 Million Grant To Serve NYC Schools Since 2005, City Year has placed teams of committed young adults in Long Island City Schools. This year, 48 City Year corps members will serve full-time in two elementary schools and two middle schools in LIC – P.S. 111, P.S. 112, I.S. 126 and I.S. 204 — and are partnering with the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House for after-school time. This program is working to improve both test scores and attendance

rates: indeed, students mentored by City Year corps members at P.S. 204 have increased their attendance rates from 77% last year to 85% this year. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said, “These dollars are a wonderful resource and a shot in the arm for students here in Western Queens. We have already seen the good results of what can happen as a result of the services these dollars provide. I thank Con-

gresswoman Carolyn Maloney, AmeriCorps, and the New York State Commission on National & Community Service for securing these much needed funds.” Senator Michael Gianaris said, “The receipt of millions of dollars for an essential education initiative like City Year is reason to celebrate, particularly as we continue to struggle with severe budget cuts forced upon us by the difficult economy. I thank Congresswoman Maloney for bringing us together for today’s announcement so we can continue

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011 instilling the importance of education in our young people.” Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer said, “City Year New York provides perhaps the single greatest resource for public schools with limited resources, mentors for students. With this funding, City Year will continue its amazing work that focuses on improving student performance in Math and English, which increases the likelihood of graduation. I applaud Congresswoman Maloney for her efforts to secure this funding, which will strengthen our schools.”

“AmeriCorps funding is vital for programs like ours to provide New York City schools with the support they need to ensure every student has the skills to succeed,” said Itai Dinour, Executive Director, City Year New York. “We appreciate Congresswoman Maloney and the rest of the New York delegation for their continued advocacy for the Corporation of National and Community Service and AmeriCorps which enables our program to continue to have an impact.”

LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2010-2662/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Ray Schwartz, 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 Ray Schwartz, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 3515 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing NY, 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 Ray Schwartz, 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, 6 th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 11 th day of August, 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 $33,555.86 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 inePublic 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 13 th day of June, 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 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 6/ 24/11, 7/1/11, 7/8/11, 7/15/11 File No.: 2001-3436/C CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Frances T. Naylor, Estate of Lenore Moore, by Whitfield Moore, Robert Irving Gould,Thomas Gould, Mary L. Hobbs, Joanne Dorrett, Estate of Robert G. Schaeffer, by Catherine Schaeffer Esther Leah Schaeffer, David J. Rosenzweig, Estate of Stephen Schaeffer, by Madeline Schaeffer Elliot Schaeffer, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of JOSEPH GOULD, 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 JOSEPH GOULD, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 72-22 Austin Street, Apt. 3H, Forest Hills, 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 JOSEPH GOULD, 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 11th day of AUGUST, 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 $12,089.37 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 JP Morgan Chase Bank should not turnover to the Public Administrator as Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Gould the sum of $195,274.00 plus interest at 9% from June 20, 2008; and why the claim from David J. Rosenzweig in the amount of $7,055.00 should not be rejected; and why the Last Will and Testament dated September 25, 1996 should not be denied probate; and why the net distributable estate should not be distributed pursuant to EPTL 4-1.1; 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 14th day of JUNE, 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, 11th Floor, Rego Park,

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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 6/24/11, 7/1/11, 7/8/11, 7/15/11 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 11272-09 NYCTL 2008-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, VS. The Heirs-At-Law, Next Of Kin, Distributees, Executors, Administrators, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Successors-In Interest And Generally All Persons Having Or Claiming Under, By Or Through BENJAMIN L. LEVINE, Deceased, By Purchase, Inheritance, Lien Or Otherwise Of Any Right, Title Or Interest In And To The Premises Described In The Complaint Herein, And All Creditors Thereof, And The Respective Wives, Or Widowers Of His, If Any, All Of Whose Names And Addresses Are Unknown To Plaintiff; 275 REALTY COMPANY; HOWARD L. LEVINE; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND “JOHN DOE #1” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100”, the names of the last 100 defendants being fictitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiff, if being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to

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answer the Complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on the Plaintiffs attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint Queens County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the premises. Dated: May 11, 2011 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Kevin Kerrigan, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated May 31, 2011 and filed with supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as Shore Parkway, Borough of Queens, New York and being a parcel of land designated as Block 13929 and Lot 0016. The relief sought is the sale of the subject property at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $34,704.74, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the property. Richard M. Beers, Jr. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Attorneys for Plaintiffs NYCTL 2008-A Trust and the Bank of New York Mellon, as Collateral Agent and Custodian Office and Post Office Address 1400 First Federal Plaza Rochester, New York 14614 Tel. No. (585) 238-2000. 6/17/11, 6/ 24/11, 7/1/11, 7/8/11 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 6/7/11, bearing Index Number NC-000441-11/ 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) MEHMET (Last) YANGER My present name is (First) MICHAEL (Middle) MEHMET (Last) YANGER. My present address is 19-62 77 STREET APT 2B, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. My place of birth is TURKEY. My date of birth is July 24, 1976.


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REAL ESTATE FACTS by RITA LOWRY WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE

PROCEED WITH CAUTION Letters To The Editor

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

Thanks To Assemblywoman Nolan For Supporting Solar Dear Editor, It seems like Albany has been talking about clean energy and its potential to create jobs for a very long time. Fortunately, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan is doing something about it, and we would like to thank her for real leadership on this issue. Right now, the state Legislature is examining a major initiative to revitalize New York’s economy by adding an impressive 5,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. As a co-sponsor of the socalled New York Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act, Assemblywoman Nolan is playing an important role, helping blaze the trail toward a greener, stronger NY. The Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act is not only good for the environment it will help reinvigorate New York’s economy in a very real way. This legislation will generate $20 billion in economic activity for the state and create at least 22,000 jobs. These jobs will be diverse, ranging across a broad spectrum of salary levels, skill and education requirements and employment fields. What’s more, they will be local jobs, and difficult to outsource, meaning they will truly benefit New Yorkers. Right now, New Jersey, where a similar program is already in place, has six times the solar capacity that we do. Clean energy has become a major industry in New Jersey, and its rapidly growing solar industry companies say that this type of program has been critical to their success. It’s time to bring those jobs and benefits to New York. This bill is currently moving through the Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee with the support of Assemblywoman Nolan, and it fits perfectly in with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s vision to make New York a clean-energy leader. All those years of talk about the innovation economy come down to this moment Albany must act today for a better, more prosperous tomorrow. Marcia Bystryn, President New York League of Conservation Voters

Raccoons In Sunnyside Dear Editor, A family of raccoons has established a home in Sunnyside, Queens, at 39th street and/or between the Midtown Expressway. Rachel, Raquel, Ricky and Roe have been munching on wild berries and taking nocturnal romps in the backyards of our homes. They enter the neighborhood through the private common driveways and disappear during the days in the underbrush and trees. Perhaps they have some unknown hideaway? So far, no damages have been reported. No pets or children have been harmed. However, neighbors, be advised… these four legged mammals are undomesticated and dangerous! They have Sharpe teeth, and razor Sharpe claws. They also have been known to be rabid! Respectfully submitted by a cautiously optimistic San Vargas

Condolences To The Huges Family Dear Editor, Our deepest sympathy to the family of Margaret (Margie) Hughes. We were very sad to read of her passing, on March 17th, in the Woodside Herald. Our family knew Margie and her family when she worked in the A&P on 61st street and Woodside Ave. in the 50’s and 60’s. Her son Jerry often stopped in the Woodside Steak House to sing a few songs with my brother Joe (Flat-top) Fink. Again our deepest sympathy to the family. Lucy Fink-Planz Woodside

Summer Concerts In Windmuller Park Dear Editor, The people have save the concerts in the park. Power to the people. Woodside On The Move has sponsored summer concerts in Windmuller Park for 40 years. I remember my daughter Alison and other toddlers in the ‘70’s dancing spiritedly to the rock music (my grown daughter now has 4 kids of her own). Woodsiders still enjoy the concerts, the most popular involving audience participation, such as Lindying to swing music, swaying to Do-Wop, Rock and more recently Slasa and Caribe rhythms. Nowadays, the dancing toddlers number Latinos and Tibetan kids. The most popular concerts of

all were the Irish concerts, which attracted over 2,000 attendees. Remember those beautiful Irish baby boys. From the beginning, the concerts have been financed by our elected politicians with money from constituent services. Recently, however, city and state austerity has squeezed that money source. I don’t know how WOTM Exec. Director Rosa Reyes found money for the concerts last year. We enjoyed only six concerts. The prognosis for this year was bleak. No money. Period. No concerts. So we did a fundraiser locally, raising over $5,000 for 5 concerts. If some unresponsive management companies came through, we may finance one or two more. Special thanks to the boards and shareholders of Berkeley Towers II and III who were particularly generous during this financially depressing time. Next year, we want to raise enough to sponsor 8 concerts. It is up to the people. Power to the People.

Al Volpe, Woodside Vice-Chair WOTM

Catholic Churches Dear Editor, It has come to my attention that one parish in our community is a “members only, word of mouth” establishment. I am sorry to say that St. Teresa’s Parish is not open or forth coming about events. A friend of mine told me that on Saturday, June 11th, there is a fair at St. Teresa’s. I looked in that weeks Woodside Herald to check about upcoming fairs. I notice Queen of Angels, St. Raphael’s and All Saints Church all have advertisements. Why not St. Teresa’s? I notice you photograph them (i.e., St. Teresa’s) after the events, quite well. What good is that? Catholic churches are the home of everyone. In fact, the Pastor Msgr. Herran once said ‘when you mention Catholics, you are opening the door to everyone.’ But I pose this question… Don’t actions speak loader than words? Don’t misunderstand; St. Teresa’s does a lot of good. They host United 40’s and AA meet-

Many sellers are tempted to list For Sale By Owner (FSBO) because they feel home prices are down and they don’t want to lose one more penny to paying a commission. But with fewer than ten percent of all home sales falling into the FSBO category, it’s a challenging strategy. In personal terms, you’ll have to safeguard yourself against prospects who have not been screened and qualified by a professional. When someone calls to request a showing, note their caller ID and keep a log of visitors. Stash away prescription medications and valuables before showings, and afterwards check that all your windows and doors are locked. There are also legal considerations for your listing and hopefully, your eventual sales contract. Be sure your listing complies with the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination against buyers. If you’re unfamiliar with escrow and title insurance, hire a real estate attorney to draft, review and record all documents. This economy makes securing a loan difficult, so it’s wise to require a loan pre-approval letter from buyers before accepting any offers. If you really want to get attention, sweeten the pot by offering a two or three percent commission to any agent who brings buyers to you. FSBO is not the easiest route, and many impatient and frustrated sellers end up hiring an agent to make the sale happen.

Get Your Questions Answered About Retirement and Social Security You’re Invited … After years of work, you now have the opportunity to experience the retirement you’ve always wanted. By taking some time now to prepare for life in retirement, you’ll be more likely to enjoy everything you’ve dreamed about. To get started, join us for our free Smart Choices in Retirement seminar. You’ll learn 10 principles to help make your money last with the goal of providing a stable, steady retirement income. That’s one of the best ways we know to help you prepare for the future. Special guest, Ira Shapiro, Regional Director for Social Security Administration will be here to inform you about social security and to answer your questions about social security such as: How to file for Social Security? How many quarters do I need to be insured? How is my benefit computed? What is full retirement age? Medicare (part A,B and D) What other benefits are there? Can I work and get benefits? Taxation of benefits. Seating is limited, so reserve your place today.

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ings. But they have an “aloof, invitation only” mentality. It does not fit in with the rest of the Woodside/ Sunnyside vibe. Talk to the Pastor. Explain that the people of the community want to know about them. Don’t hide. That’s what they are doing now!

We’re all in this together. If they want free publicity in your paper they should earn it. Please urge them to reach out. It’s the Christian thing to do.

Sincerely, Scandi Khan.

Opinions Wanted Do you have an opinion about something you’ve seen in the Woodside Herald? Do you agree or disagree with the way something has been depicted? Send us your opinions and we’ll print them. It’s your community and we welcome your voice. P.O. Box 7097 Long Island City, NY 11101 or simply email the editor at SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com. Names can be withheld if requested, but must be sent with submissions.

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