Page 1

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

PAGE 1

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 79, NO. 3

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

FREE

The Kosciusko Bridge Project Is Moving Forward by Joe Conley, Community Board 2

“We are thrilled Governor Cuomo agreed with the community by selecting the “Cable-Stayed Bridge” option for The Kosciusko Bridge, which will include nine vehicle lanes with a bike and pedestrian path. We received information from New York State Department of Transportation, (NYS DOT) that a Public Information Meeting is scheduled for January 31, 2013, at DOT’s office, 47-40 21st Street, Room 834, Long Island City, to discuss NYSDOT’s application for construction site dewatering permits for the project. Specifically, the meeting will present information on the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit application for temporary dewatering during construction of bridge foundations in Queens. The meeting will also address any environmental justice concerns related to the project, in compliance with CP-29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Commissioner Policy-29, Environmental Justice and Permitting. According to the New York State Department of Transportation the $512 million dollar project was fast-tracked to begin a year earlier than originally planned, and is expected to be finished in the summer of 2016, I have requested NYS DOT make present a project update to the community board, which will be scheduled soon. For further information please contact Community Board 2 at 718-533-9773, or email QN02@cb.nyc.gov.”

Crane Operator Loses License After LIC Collapse Photo Credit: CM Van Bramer

by Rob MacKay

The operator who allegedly caused last week’s crane collapse in Long Island City will have to seek new employment. The NYC Department of Buildings recently revoked Paul Geer’s license after an investigation found him responsible for the accident that injured seven workers. According to a statement by Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri, Geer was trying to lift a load that weighed approximately 23,900 pounds or roughly twice the 380-foot Manitowoc 4100W tractor crane’s capacity. The report also contended that Geer could not see the materials as they were going up because they were outside an approved loading zone. At about 2:20 pm on Jan. 9, the crane, whose owner was listed as New York Crane, crashed at 46-10 Center Blvd., where TF Cornerstone is developing a luxury apartment building. About 50 workers were in the vicinity, but only seven were hurt, and none reported serious injuries. Five victims went to Elmhurst Hospital, while the other two were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. The crane fell into a scaffold behind the Pepsi sign. A partial stop-work order was issued on the day of the accident, and work was still suspended as of press time.

Chamber Full House

NYPD surrounds the collapsed mobil crane at 46-10 Center Boulevard in Long Island City Queens on Wednesday, January 9th operated by Paul Geer., who was lifting almost twice the weight approved. by Luke Adams

Members and attendees of the first Sunnyside Chamber luncheon meeting of the New Year held on January 8th at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Blvd. were welcomed with a full house, so much so that an extra seat had to be brought in to accom-

modate the crowd. One of the speakers was Michael Skeels spoke on behalf of FEMA an Intergovermental Agency. He explained how the agency worked and discussed how FEMA Community Relations Specialists visited Long Beach business owners to check their registration status for federal assis-

(continued on page 2) Manual Gomez (Pres., Sunnyside Artists.org), guest speaker Jose Orengp. Esq. and Ira Greenberg Esq. (Chairman of the Board). To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

tance and explain the Small Business Administration assistance program. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and communitybased organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


THE WOODSIDE HERALD

PAGE 2

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

EDITORIAL by Rob MacKay

Attorneys-At-Law MARC CRAWFORD LEAVITT JOSEPH N. YAMANER* IRA R. GREENBERG PAUL E. KERSON JOHN F. DUANE TALI SEHATI THE BENJAMIN SHAW PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 45-29 47th Street - Woodside, New York 11377 718-729-0986 MIDTOWN OFFICE: 228 E. 45TH STREET, 17 FL., NYC 10017

Nobody travels to New York City to ski. Tourists don’t come here to hang out with Mickey Mouse either. And they certainly don’t flock to the Big Apple in January and February for the wonderful weather. Culture is the main draw in Gotham. Broadway, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall are household names throughout the entire world. But we’ve got so much more, from top-notch science centers to trendy galleries to historic houses. And we’re certainly better for it. An exact number is impossible to find, but it’s fair to report that about 24 million tourists come to NYC every year specifically and mainly for the culture. This generates close to $8 billion in revenue and supports close to 100,000 jobs. Imagine if we had twice as many cultural agencies. Of course, a lot of this activity takes place in Manhattan, but Queens has become an arts center too recently. The Museum of the Moving Image and the NY Hall of Science welcome close to 1 million visitors each year combined, and the Queens Zoo broke an attendance record in 2012. Here in Western Queens, art galleries are

popping up every day, places like the SculptureCenter and Astoria Music Society are growing in membership and fan base and the only outerborough comedy club, Laughing Devil, is thriving in Long Island City. However, the City Council only allots about 0.25 percent of the municipal budget to the operational needs of cultural agencies…in a city with more than 1,200 such nonprofits. Behind that backdrop, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents Western Queens, announced his support for One Percent For Culture last week during a press conference at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. As the name implies, OPFC has launched a campaign whose mission is to get the City Council to dedicate 1 percent of its budget to the nonprofit cultural community. Already 245 agencies spread across all five boroughs have joined, and more than 25,000 people have signed a related petition. This effort needs to be supported until the rest of the City Council and the Mayor see the light. As the director of public relations for the Queens Economic Development Corporation, I am mostly involved in culturals because of their dynamism in spark-

ing a neighborhood’s financial health. They purchase from — and partner with — local vendors, and they attract customers and engage in creative ways to improve a community’s quality of life. Cultural groups also impact entire industries and generate jobs in fields such as business support, security, construction, education and finance. But culturals also provide venues where patrons can find inspiration, children can enrich their education, and artists can express themselves. On a personal note, I know that they are ideal places for a father to bond with his young daughters. During the press conference, Van Bramer promised to be OPFC’s “fighter-in-chief.” He can’t do it alone, though, and we all should get behind this campaign. The result would be good for New York City and good for New Yorkers. Rob MacKay is a member of the Queens Tourism Council, a coalition of roughly 45 entities – from hotels to museums to restaurants – that promotes the borough as a great place to stay, play, eat, meet, take in the arts, have family fun and enjoy sports and great outdoors.

Serving the Community Since 1947 *We speak Spanish, Hebrew & Turkish

Keep Your Teeth for a LIFETIME! For a FREE Exam & Consultation IL AVA

ABL

E:

REMBRANDT 1-HR. WHITENING DR. ARTHUR H. KUBIKIAN DR. LOUIZA PUSKULIAN DENTISTRY Office Hours: Weekdays: 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. IRT #7 BLISS STREET - 46TH STREET REASONABLE RATES - CHARGE CARDS ACCEPTED

We are pleased to be participating members with the following Dental Insurance Programs: • Empire Blue Cross/Shield • United Concordia • Horizon Health Care • Delta Dental USA • Dental Benefit Providers • Rayant • First Ameritas • Aetna • Qualident • MetLife Preferred • Guardian Dental • GHI-Pref Plus

43-34 43rd STREET, SUNNYSIDE, NY 11104

Call: (718) 786-3842 Join the SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS 718-786-4141 43-11 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, NY 11104 Telephone (718) 729-3772 Marlene Sabba ............................................................... Publisher Sherilyn Jo Sabba ................................................................. Editor CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sue Baldock, Kimberly Clarry, Peter A. Ross, Rob MacKay CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS Joe Gurrado, Robert Flanagan, Sue Baldock

SHOP LOCAL, SHOP SUNNYSIDE

To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

(continued from front page)

Chamber Full House Jose L. Orengo Esq.also spoke at the meeting. Jose is President and Founder of JLO Consultant Inc., an all inclusive government relations, fundraising and Hispanic communications firm. With over 20 years in public service, Mr. Orengo is an expert in fundraising, all facets of lobbying in Washington, Albany and New York City, media communication and crisis management. Mr. Orengo explained how lobbying can assist and help small businesses.

Swain Weiner (Chamber Pres.), Ira Greenberg Esq. (Chairman of the Chamber Board), Michael Skeels (FEMA), Lily Gavin (Dazies Restaurant), Seth Pollack (FEMA) and Mark Crawford Leavitt. Esq

123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789

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

Hi Doctor Guthrie, Question: Another eye doctor told me that I don’t have Glaucoma, but you told me I do because I am taking prescription eye drops? I don’t understand.

Answer: This is a great question especially since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a category of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve over time and may eventually cause blindness. It is very confusing because Glaucoma is not only about what the eye pressure is anymore. The overall health of the optic nerve is examined in conjunction with special testing that determines whether a person has glaucoma. The special testing is also used to monitor progression of disease. Because we are now able to detect and treat Glaucoma before visual loss occurs we may start treatment early. My thoughts are that some doctors tell their patients that they don’t have Glaucoma because there is no loss of vision yet, but the optic nerve isn’t healthy. My approach is a bit different as it all about education and understanding one’s problem. If you tell someone they really don’t have Glaucoma then why should they take medication? On the other hand, if you spend the time explaining to the patient that he/she has early Glaucoma and that treatment will help keep the optic nerve healthy, it will reinforce to the person to be more compliant with their treatment regimen. Glaucoma management is all about early detection. Risk factors include family history, African American heritage, high myopia, and Diabetes, If you haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam in the past year or so, this is a great way to start the New Year. As some of you are aware I am a Lion and am also collecting used prescription glasses for the Lions’ Club. Feel free to donate your old glasses. Debra S. Guthrie, MD “eye care to the people” Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology www.DebraGuthrieMD.com dguthriemd@gmail.com To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

PAGE 3


PAGE 4

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

Oscars Ceremony Will Have Queens Accent by Rob MacKay

Western Queens has gone Hollywood…and moved into the White House. The film Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is directed by Sunnyside native Benh Zeitlen, was nominated for an Oscar as Best Movie of 2012 last Thursday. A bit beforehand, President Barack Obama chose the flick as his favorite of the year. It’s actually a second round of accolades, as Beasts of the Southern Wild won tops honors at the most recent Cannes and Sundance film festivals. Shot in New Orleans, the movie tells the story of Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl who is forced to deal with her single father’s disease and tremendous poverty. After his birth on Oct. 14, 1982, Zeitlin grew up on 48th Street. He unofficially entered into the film world at age six with his version of Batman, shot with a camera he borrowed from a friend’s father. Later he majored in film at Wesleyan College in Connecticut. His parents, Steve Zeitlin and Amanda Dargan, founded City Lore, a nonprofit that documents NYC’s grassroots cultures, in 1986. Both inform that they have PhDs in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania on the City Lore website.

Expansion Of Programs

On January 14th, CM Van Bramer attended Community Education Council 30’s Town Hall Meeting with Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to advocate for the expansion of gifted and talented programs in District 30 schools including PS 150, PS 166 as well as other schools throughout the 26th District.

Birthday Celebration For District Leader On January 12th, CM Van Bramer joined District Leader John Smyth for his 50th birthday celebration at the Copper Kettle in Woodside. The local celebration was attended by over 50 residents from Sunnyside and Woodside, community leaders as well as elected officials.

CM Van Bramer is joined by Brent O’Leary, State Committeewoman Marie Konecko, and John Smyth. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

PAGE 5

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Package Passes House Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, voted in favor of H.R. 152, a $50 billion Sandy Disaster Relief package that will help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild and recover after the devastating storm hit New York and other areas of the Northeast in October. Earlier this month, the House passed H.R. 41, a bill to raise the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program by $9.7 billion, providing much-needed assistance to property owners affected by the storm. Together, these two bills will cover the $60 billion relief package requested by President Obama and passed by the Senate in December. “Seventy nine days after Hurricane Sandy hit our communities Congress is finally doing what it should have done months ago: tak-

ing action,” said Rep. Crowley. “This bill should have never been tied up in political gamesmanship, but the wait is over and a muchneeded hand will now be extended to the communities, families, and small businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy. This aid package will ensure New York’s infrastructure is rebuilt to be better and stronger than ever, small businesses will have the cash flow they need to get back to work, and preventive measures are put in place to protect our City against future storms.” The Sandy Disaster Relief package will help meet immediate recovery needs in New York and throughout the Northeast, including funding to restore buildings and properties, repair New York’s transit systems, and providing loans to small businesses hurt by the storm. In addition, the bill will provide

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

much-needed funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster relief fund, which provides shelter, food and other necessities in the wake of disasters, and will provide for Community Development Block Grants, a critical program that helps local governments make important investments in areas like housing, infrastructure, transportation, and economic development. In addition, the relief package puts in place costsaving measures to prevent further damage from the likelihood of future storms and natural disasters.

The Sandy Disaster Relief package will now move to the Senate for consideration. NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement, reacting to the U.S. House of Representatives approval for over $50 billion in Sandy aid to the Northeast: “One vote down, one to go. Nearly 80 days after Sandy and much political wrangling, our resi-

dents are a step closer to possibly receiving long overdue relief and assistance. I mention “possibly” because I witnessed federal relief funds coming to our state back in 2009 as we received federal stimulus monies and due to the numerous conditions imposed on the way those funds were to be distributed, it made it quite impossible to allocate the relief where it was needed most. I have been advocating that the federal Sandy relief funds of $50.7 billion must have no conditions or strings attached to it by any governmental authority, so that those monies can truly help the people, business owners, schools, hospitals, religious institutions, and others that need it. I am optimistic that once the U.S. Senate votes to approve the Sandy relief next week, the elected officials and residents can work together to identify areas requiring assistance and get the funds there in a quick manner without jeopardizing transparency and accountability.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join me in remembering the life and contributions of the inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday

Congressman Joe Crowley 14th Congressional District Paid for by Crowley for Congress To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

PLEASE e-mail Copy, Letters & Opinions for

To: ssabba@ woodsideherald.com or mail them to P.O. Box 7097 Long Island City, NY 11101


THE WOODSIDE HERALD

PAGE 6

Nutrition Tips For Seniors On-the-Go Today’s seniors are leading active lives, filling their time with travel and new experiences. While staying active is great for one’s general well-being and happiness, continuous travel provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition and regular exercise can keep you feeling great and reduce your risk for diseases such as prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension. And, as we age, our risk for developing these diseases increases, so it’s especially vital for aging men and women to protect their overall health. Next time you take a trip, don’t let your health go on vacation too. Here are some wellness tips that will travel as well as your wrinkle-free shirts: • Maybe it’s all that waiting, but something about airports makes people hungrier. Packing food may be your best bet for a wholesome meal. If you do buy airport food, you may want to couple it with a little exercise. Explore the terminal’s options before settling on the first fast food joint you see. Salads, low-fat sandwiches and smoothies abound, these days. And instead of snacking on high-sodium pretzels or crackers on your flight, opt for an immunity-boosting piece of fruit instead. • On road trips, pack a cooler filled with fresh vegetables, homemade sandwiches and water. If you do stop along the way, try and wait until you can find a rest stop with plenty of healthy food choices. • Incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your daily meals. Evidence from several studies suggests that fish can help protect against prostate cancer because they have “good fat,” particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Likewise, a lack of vegetables in the diet is linked to a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to experts at the Prostate Cancer Foundation. • A buffet can derail a diet quickly. When possible, skip the all-you-can-eat food fest and opt for individual menu items instead. When you can’t resist a buffet, eat an entire plate of salad before hitting the main dishes. Just be sure to go light on cheese and dressing and heavy on vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. After the salad, stick with grilled, lean meats and whole grains. Keep the amount of fat you get from red meat and dairy products to a minimum. • When you’re cooking for yourself, you know exactly what’s in your food. Don’t give up that knowledge just because someone else is doing the cooking. Ask how your meals are prepared to avoid certain no-no’s like trans fatty acids, which are found in margarine. • Remember to exercise each day, whether it’s exploring a new location on foot, or taking a swim in the hotel pool. Beyond burning calories, endurance exercises are particularly effective at increasing the body’s natural levels of antioxidants, eliminating inflammatory molecules that drive cancer. • Relax and enjoy your trip. Reducing stress can lead to a longer, happier life. Just as you would never forget your itinerary at home, don’t leave town without your good habits.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

Addabbo Sworn In For Third Term

State Senator Addabbo’s 15th Senate District was redrawn last year. He now represents, in whole or in part, the Queens neighborhoods of Broad Channel, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, South Ozone Park,Woodhaven, Woodside, and most of the Rockaways.

Cub Scout Pack 390 Vistied By Senator Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr visited with Cubs from Pack 390 and their parents at St Teresa RC Church Friday January 11th. The Senator explained the process of making laws and why it is important that all citizens participate in the electoral process. The boys were very enthusiastic during the question and answer period and asked many questions. Senator Addabbo’s visit will allow the boys to complete the Citizenship portion of their individual badge of rank. Pack 390 and their sponsors St Teresa RC Church and VFW Post No. 2813 are extremely grateful to Senator Addabbo for taking the time to meet with and educate our youth.

LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2012-279/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Frederick Gallehr, Patricia Gallehr, Robert Gerhardt, Michael Griffiths, Daniel Griffiths, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Brian Griffiths, 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 Brian Griffiths, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 135-18 78th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367, 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 Brian Griffiths, 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 February, 2013 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 $8,175.06 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received

subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 17 day of December, 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, 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 12/28/ 12, 1/4/13, 1/11/13, 1/18/13

Probate Citation File No. 20103827 SURROGATE’S COURT, Queens COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: BEVERLY HEARD if living and if dead, to her heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if she died subsequent to the decedent herein, to her executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of JOHN FRANCIS JOHNSTON a/k/a JOHN F. JOHNSTON, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, to the QUEENS COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, and to the NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. A petition having been duly filed by John F. Savage and Mary F. Savage who is/ are domiciled at 61-30 67 th Street, Middle Village, New York 11379 and 61-30 67 th, Street, Middle Village, New York 11379 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before

To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Supthin Boulevard, 6 th Floor, Jamaica, Courtroom 62, New York, on March 7, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of John Francis Johnston, aka John F. Johnston lately domiciled at 78-12 35 th Avenue, Jackson Heights, New York 11372, United States admitting to probate a Will dated January 26, 2006, as the Will of John Francis Johnston deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to John F. Savage and Mary F. Savage Dated, Attested and Sealed January 14, 2013 HON. Peter J. Kelly, Surrogate, Margaret M. Gribbon, Chief Clerk. Attorney: Donna Furey, Firm: Law Office of Donna Furey, Telephone: (347) 4482549, Address: 21-83 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105, dfurey@fureylaw.net . NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. 1/18/13, 1/25/13, 2/1/13, 2/8/13


FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

PAGE 7

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

DIVORCE WITH CARE THE LAW OFFICE OF

Jocelyn Ciechanov 4141 41st Street - Suite 3E or at a location convenient to you

Call: 917 995 5228 for an appointment

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 1/19 & SUN. 1/20 12PM-4PM 2-FAMILYwith 2-CAR GARAGE in SUNNYSIDE Two family brick home on a quiet tree-lined street in Sunnyside. 2BR over 1BR with LR, DR, EIK, HWFs., partial basement, $769K.WEB ID #5245

WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE 718-706-0957 WelcomeHomeRealEstate.biz

Tips to Keep Pets Healthy Just as you can become tense and stressed out by your daily life, so too can your dog or cat. And pet anxiety is not only unpleasant for your pet and potentially damaging to your home and belongings; it can also lead to a host of other health and wellness problems. With some simple lifestyle tweaks however, you can make scratching, digging, clawing, whining and crying a thing of the past. Here are some tips to reduce your dog or cat’s anxiety and make their life, and yours, a bit more comfortable:

Keep Pets Active “Often, the source of a pet’s anxiety is lack of activity,” says Brian Atkinson, Director of Pet Training at Invisible Fence Brand. “Whether you have a dog or cat, regular exercise is crucial for a happy, anxiety-free pet.”Be sure to give pets plenty of opportunities for outdoor exercise. Play games with your cat or dog that are both mentally and physically stimulating.

Grant More Freedom If you’re like many pet owners, your schedule means leaving your dog or cat alone for long stretches of time. Granting safe access to your yard while you’re busy can alleviate this burden. Consider installing a pet door combined with a pet containment system. “With proper training, dogs and cats can safely learn to understand and respect the boundaries of the yard,” says Atkinson. Highly recommended by veterinarians, professional dog trainers, behaviorists and other pet experts, a pet door can reduce accidents inside the home, increase exercise, stimulate a pet’s senses and provide a change of scenery. Opt for a programmable electronic pet door that’s customizable. For instance, the Invisible Fence Brand Doorman, which is completely secure against unwanted visitors with an automatic locking device, allows you to set different schedules, boundaries and rules for each pet. More information about such devices is available at www.invisiblefence.com.

Make Separation Easier If your pet cries or misbehaves when you leave the house, you may need to take steps to reduce his or her separation anxiety. Desensitize your pet to anxiety-inducing pre-departure cues like putting your shoes on or packing your bag, by regularly doing these actions and staying put. When you do leave, keep the radio on to keep your pet company throughout the day. Keep your absences short initially, gradually building up the length of time you’re away. And try to avoid making grand entrances and exits. The act of leaving and returning home should be as much of a non-event as possible.

Maintain their Space Be sure to regularly clean litter boxes and keep your pet well-hydrated. Automatic litter systems, pet feeders and drinking fountains can help you maintain your pet’s living conditions, even when you aren’t there to do it yourself. Don’t ignore your pet’s anxiety. A few household changes can take the stress out of being a pet, giving you peace of mind that your furry friend is happy and healthy. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


THE WOODSIDE HERALD

PAGE 8

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

It’s In Western Queens! Cutting edge comes across classical culture in Queens this week. A new theater group hits the scene with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired play at its converted chain factory. Meanwhile, a performance artist makes his U.S. premiere with a live television show that includes screenings of 20 30second animations. But those with a taste for the Good Old Days can tour historic Fort Totten or put on a pair of polyester bell-bottoms and boogie the night away at a disco revival party. Here’s the rundown.

January 17th – February 2nd, After the Fall @ 7pm Veteran production company Variations Theatre Group has found a new home at the former US Chain Factory site, which once housed a photo development facility and a plant for industrial syringes. Variations launches with After the Fall, one of Arthur Miller’s most autobiographical works, intimately exploring his failed marriage to Marilyn Monroe and her subsequent suicide. $18. The Chain Theatre, 21-28 45th Rd., LIC 646-580-6003

January 18th, Disco Inferno @ 9pm The disco phenomenon affected the lifestyles, fashion trends and musical tastes of a generation. Boogie down memory lane with a live concert by The Trammps, the amazing France Joli, Carol Douglas, Disco Unlimited and DJ Nicky G. $20. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica

January 18th, Special Effect: A Live TV Show from the Future @ 7pm The U.S. premiere of performance artist Peter Burr’s live television show from the future features screenings of 20 short animations, all of which are 30-second works made by underground animators. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, 718-777-6800

January 18th, Irish Movie Night @ 7:30pm This celebration of the comedic work of Brendan Gleeson, one of Ireland’s finest actors, will begin with The Guard. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes and absolutely no interest in the cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI Agent Wendell Everett to his door. Noreen, which won Best Narrative short at the Gold Coast International Film Festival, will also screen. $11. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Hunters Point, 718-482-0909

Puzzle Answers For 1/11: Twentieth Century

Jan. 19th, Meet the Artists: LIC Winter Art Show Saturday Salon, 2pm–5pm Meet artists Ragnar Lagerblad, Oscar Maxera, John Varriano and Costa Vavagiakis in an intimate setting, and get to know the process and inspiration behind the work they presented at the Winter Art Show. Free. Diego Salazar Art Studios & Gallery, 21- 25 44th Ave., LIC, 718-937-9077

January 23rd, TASTE OF BAYSIDE @ 6pm Sample food, craft beer, wine, etc. from Bayside restaurants such as Bourbon Street, Papazzio, Marbella, Tequila Sunrise and Cascarino’s. $30 in advance/$35 at door. Adria Hotel and Conference Center, 220-33 Northern Blvd., 917957-0607

January 23rd, Author Talk: Surviving Mental Illness @ 4pm Linda Naomi Katz will discuss her book which was written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness. She offers help, hope and inspiration for those with psychological disorders and provides information about mental illness — mood disorders in particular. Free. Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica

ACROSS 1. Sweeney Todd’s weapon 6. *Recluse from “To Kill a Mockingbird” 9. Dumbfounded 13. *”Fear of Flying” author Jong 14. Unit of electrical resistance 15. Groom, to a bird 16. Brightest star in Cygnus 17. Anonymous John 18. Shadow 19. Covered with scabs 21. *F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mysterious millionaire 23. Nada 24. Circle overhead? 25. Douglas ___ 28. Lowest brass 30. Catch in a net 35. Bad day for Caesar 37. Grey, of tea fame 39. Spanish saint 40. Church section 41. *Poe’s talking bird 43. Bucolic poem 44. Chirp, as in bird 46. *”Twilight” series, e.g. 47. “The farmer in the ____” 48. Bonnie and Clyde’s doing 50. Mythical bird, pl. 52. Without professional help, acr. 53. Sound of impact 55. Tint 57. *T. Williams’ fading Southern belle 60. *J.D. Salinger’s young cynic 63. Pilaff or plov 64. ET carrier 66. Unbroken 68. Dadaist Max _____ 69. Rip off 70. Savory taste sensation 71. Kind of moss 72. Affirmative English rock band 73. Torn down **Answers For American Lit. In Next Weeks Issue**

DOWN 1. *Like Stephen Crane’s Badge of Courage 2. Mars, to the Greeks 3. Brass component 4. Home to largest mammal 5. *John Updike’s “______, Run” 6. *Stephen King novella “The ____,” adapted into “Stand by Me” film 7. Exclamation of surprise 8. The end 9. They’re missing from Venus de Milo 10. He played Sergeant Joe Friday 11. Suggestive of supernatural 12. Piece of evidence 15. Capers or charades 20. Gloomier 22. Brewpub offering 24. *John Updike’s alma mater 25. *Harper Lee’s Atticus _____ 26. Gem State 27. Live it up 29. Bleats 31. *Occupation featured in “The Help” 32. Terminated 33. They’re found at checkout 34. *Truman Capote’s party girl 36. Garden starter 38. Toy block 42. Jack Black’s “_____ Libre” 45. Blow out the candle, e.g. 49. Sigma ___ Epsilon 51. S 54. Shylock’s practice 56. Swelling 57. ____ Straits 58. Arm bone 59. Cat-headed Egyptian goddess 60. Gremlins 61. Timeline divisions 62. What one goes by 63. ___ rally 65. *Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy Gale 67. Jack-in-the-box part

The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions.

THEME: American Literature

To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

Woodside Herald 1 18 13  

Woodside Herald 1 18 13

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you