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LaGuardia Airport Workers Rally On January 20th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer rallied at LaGuardia International Airport with workers, members of 32BJ Service Employees International Union and elected officials to demand better wages and improved working conditions for cleaners, bag handlers and others at the regional airports. Currently, 12,000 workers at New York Cityarea airports are employed by contractors that do not offer them benefits and pay below minimum wage. Council Member Van Bramer participated in civil disobedience action, blocking the 94th Street Bridge in East Elmhurst that leads to LaGuardia Airport. The civil disobedience took place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and is part of 32BJ’s efforts to unionize airport workers, fight for fair wages and demand they get the

national holiday as a paid holiday. “In New York City it is impossible to raise a family, put food on the table and send your child to college on a minimum wage salary,” said Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer who rallied with airport workers, members of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, and elected officials on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “It is a disgrace that employees at our City’s airports work tirelessly without health benefits and on minimum wage salaries. My act of civil disobedience on the 94th Street Bridge outside of LaGuardia airport was out of solidarity with airport workers who are being treated unfairly. I support the workers’ efforts to unionize and believe whole-heartedly that their ongoing campaign to secure living wages is a fight worth waging. For

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as long as I am an elected official I will continue to stand alongside these hard working men and women to ensure they are treated with dignity and given the wages & benefits they rightfully deserve.”

22 Weekends Of 7 Line Disruptions On January 17th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by elected officials who represent neighborhoods along the 7 Line, business owners, cultural and community leaders to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents and implement a service schedule that gets people to work as well as to and from Western Queens reliably. The MTA recently announced it will be disrupting service along the 7 Train for 22 weekends. These disruptions will begin February 28th and are projected to continue throughout the year. As a result the disruptions threaten to cripple businesses and cultural groups throughout Queens as well as negatively impact the lives of thousands of riders who count on the 7 Line to get to work, school and vital medical appointments over the weekend. “We are sick and tired of the MTA shoving these disruptions down our throats and telling us they are good for us,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “The MTA continues to disrupt the lives of the residents of the 26th District and beyond with these annual service disruptions along the 7 Line. 22 weekends of closures in 2014 is outrageous and will hurt hundreds of thousands of people and threatens to kill our small businesses. Enough is enough. We will not continue to allow the MTA to interrupt our way of life. For as long as I am the Council Member I will take a stand against these constant disruptions and fight for adequate and reliable service that Queens

residents can depend on.” During the rally, Council Member Van Bramer proposed several solutions to alleviate service disruptions for riders:

Proposed solutions -Decrease the frequency of construction and service disruptions -Utilize MTA’s FASTTRACK program on the 7 line. The FASTRACK program, would close a subway line segment only where nearby alternative subway service is available -Increase N Train Frequency and have M Trains run on weekends -Provide shuttle bus service directly from Hunters Point, Long Island City to Grand Central -Subsidize the cost of the East River ferry service, from $4 to $2.50; the same price as the subway for riders who board the ferry in Long Island City -Lastly Council Member Van Bramer recommended that the MTA develop an aggressive marketing campaign to promote Long Island City with advertisements on the Manhattan side to make the public aware that businesses in Western Queens are open. Through this campaign the MTA would work with businesses to develop a meaningful campaign, which would not allow these businesses to fail “It is simply unacceptable for the MTA to shutdown such a vital transportation link for 22 straight weekends,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “The Number 7 line is one of the busiest subway lines in the city and its Flushing-Main Street station is the busiest subway stop in Queens. We

(continued on page 3) should be talking about adding trains to the line, not about cutting service along it.” “Our fast-growing western Queens neighborhoods require increased mass transit options, not ones that are being slashed, “ said State Senator Gianaris. “The people of Long Island City and Sunnyside deserve better than 22 weekends of 7 train closures, and I will fight to

ensure the MTA reduces weekend closures, improves local bus service, and increases transit alternatives like free shuttle bus service.” “Although maintenance is important for keeping trains running for future generations, I would like to see better planning in order to prevent the closure of the 7 train for 22 weekends,” Council Member

Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) said. “I hope the MTA can work quickly to find a more reasonable solution.” “I’m a Long Island City business owner and I am a Long Island City Resident and the founder of the Long Island Restaurant Association,” said Rebecca Trent, owner of Creek and the Cave.


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The easiest way to identify whether a file is dangerous is by its file extension, which tells you the type of file it is. For example, a file with the .exe file extension is a Windows program and should not be opened. Many email services will block such attachments. However, .exe isn’t the only type of dangerous file extension. Other potentially dangerous file extensions that can run code include: .msi, .bat, .com, .cmd, .hta, .scr, .pif, .reg, .js, .vbs, .wsf, .cpl, .jar and more. This is not an exhaustive list — there are many different file extensions in Windows that will run code on your computer when executed. Office files with macros are also potentially dangerous. If an Office document extension ends with an m, it can — and probably does — contain macros. For example, .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx should be safe, while .docm, .xlsm, and .pptm can contain macros and can be harmful. Of course, some businesses use macro-enabled documents. You’ll have to exercise your own judgment. In general, you should only open files with attachments that you know are safe. For example, .jpg and .png are image files and should be safe. .pdf, .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx are document files and should also be safe — although it’s important to have the latest security patchesso malicious types of these files can’t infect you via se-

curity holes in Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office.

Archives, Encrypted In an attempt to make it around email filters, someone may email you malicious file attachments in an archive — especially an encrypted one. For example, you may receive an email with a .zip, .rar, or .7z file and its password. You’d need to download the archive file and extract its contents with the password to access them. The password-protection — or encryption — on the archive prevents email scanners and antivirus programs from examining it, so it’s very possible that the archive could contain malware. Of course, password-protected archives are also an effective way to email sensitive files. You’ll have to use your judgment once again.

The Sender Looking at who an email was sent by can help you identify whether an email attachment is malicious or not. Beware: an attachment can be malicious even if you know the sender! If they’ve become infected, a malware program may send you emails from their email address, disguised as emails they’d send. If you get an email from someone you don’t know with a questionable-looking attachment, it’s probably malware. If you receive a macro-enabled Office document from someone you’re not expecting one from, exercise extreme caution. On the other hand, if your boss tells you in person that she’ll email you a macro-enabled Excel spreadsheet and you get an email from her with an .xlsm file later that day, the attachment is probably safe. If you’re not sure whether someone sent you a suspiciouslooking email attachment, you may want to give them a phone call or ask them in person. If they didn’t send the attachment, they’ll appreciate the warning that their computer is infected or their email address has been hijacked.

The Email Itself The email’s contents can also offer clues. If you get an email from someone you know and something seems a bit off, it may be written by malware or a hijacker. Such emails could also be phishing

emails without any dangerous attachments — for example, if you get an email from someone you know saying they’re trapped and need you to wire some money with Western Union, this could easily be aphishing scam. If you get an email from FedEx or UPS and it asks you to download an email attachment and run it, that’s another red flag. Legitimate businesses will never ask you to download and run programs attached to an email.

Antivirus Alerts If you’re using a webmail service like Gmail,, or Yahoo! Mail, your webmail service will automatically scan incoming attachments for malware and inform you if the attachments are dangerous. Of course, if you see a warning that an attachment is malicious, you should not download it! The text of the email may ask you to ignore any problems and assure you that the attachment is actually fine, but this would likely be a trick. If you download an email attachment and your desktop antivirus program flags it, stop right there. Don’t click through the warning and run it anyway — trust your antivirus program more than the email attachment. Bear in mind that antivirus programs aren’t perfect. They’ll miss things occasionally, so you can’t only rely on your antivirus. An attachment could be dangerous even if no antivirus flags it.

Have a Healthy Suspicion When it comes to email attachments, you should exercise extreme caution and assume the worst. Don’t actually download or run an attachment unless you have a good reason to do so. If you’re not expecting an attachment, treat it with healthy suspicion. If it’s an image attachment, that’s probably okay. PDFs should be okay if you have the latest security patches, too. But if you’re not sure what something is, you shouldn’t run it. Your webmail client’s preview features can also help. You can preview PDF files, documents, images, and other types of files in your browser without actually downloading them to your computer.

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Queens Council on the Arts will be hosting an Open House to celebrate the 2014 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) and Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC). QCA is proud to support the creative contributions of the borough’s creative citizens. This year, we are happy to announce that the Queens Arts Fund will distribute over $175,000 to 31 Queens individual artists and 47 arts organizations in the disciplines of visual arts, film, theatre, multi-media, literary arts, dance and music. 11 artists were selected to partner with senior centers through a competitive application process and evaluated by representatives from QCA, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the senior center at which they were eventually selected to be in residence. “Our grant from QCA will help us pay stipends to our key staff and artists who make the event possible” says Alan Webber from Rural Route Films, who received a QAF grant this year. This annual event brings together many of the finest representatives of Queens’ ever-growing arts community, to celebrate their performances and exhibitions that will take place in Queens. Queens Arts Fund provides funding for projects throughout the borough in a wide range of disciplines, enabling residents and visitors alike to experience high quality art all year long. SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) is a community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City.

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7 Line Disruptions “My venue is a destination spot for ALL of NYC. We bring over 500 artists a month and countless audience from every part of this great city that we get to call home. I am host to over 150 live events monthly, we record and distribute 16 podcasts a weekly, act as a film location for various independent artists and film studios daily not to mention the bar, the restaurant, and the pinball machines. And not one ounce of my hard work, of my blood, sweat and tears matters if there are no people there. Art cannot happen without an audience. This issue has been going on for decades in Long Island City. The MTA continues to apply 1970’s solutions in a 2014 world. This neighborhood has grown by over 500% since then. And we simply cannot endure the closures - the businesses can’t endure them, the residents can’t endure them AND our politicians don’t believe we should have to.” “We were promised by the MTA in 2011, the services disruptions that the community suffered through would not re-occur,” said Joe Conley, Chair of Community

THE WOODSIDE HERALD Board 2. “Now we are faced with more service disruptions that will result in a major negative impact for the residents, art institutions and businesses in Hunters point. This is unacceptable” “These shut downs are by no means just a matter of inconvenience: they impact the operations and finances of our businesses many of which operate outside the 9-5 weekday only envelope,” said Elizabeth Lusskin, President of the Long Island City Partnership. “Our restaurants, hotels and cultural entities depend on the 7 line for their stability and success. And workers at our large scale commercial businesses, such as JetBlue and Uber (both of which operate 24 hours) and industrial and tech businesses depend on the 7 train at “off-peak” hours to commute. Our thousands of local residents as well as visitors to our 22 hotels depend on this vital route not only to get in and out of but also around the area. Long Island City is a vital part of the NYC economy as well as a significant business district and mixed-use neighborhood in its own right. Now more than ever, inner- and outer-neighborhood transportation built around the 7 train is critically important.”

Schools Chancellor: Reconsider Relocation Plan For P.S. 11 Students P.S. 11 building expansion to displace kindergarteners to a temporary location almost three miles away Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) along with Assembly Members Catherine Nolan, Margaret Markey and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris sent a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña urging the Department of Education to reconsider their plan to bus students from P.S. 11 in Woodside to a temporary location in Astoria while the school’s mini-building expansion is completed. While the announcement of the new construction to ease overcrowding at the school is welcome news, the proposed plan to bus the displaced students to P.S. 171 in Astoria places a significant burden on parents and their young children. The elected officials write in the letter of their shared concern with, “the psychological effects on the incoming kindergarten class since they could potentially attend three different schools in three consecutive years.” “While the expansion of P.S. 11 in Woodside is a necessary investment in our children’s education, we need to ensure that its construction is as least disruptive as possible to our families,” said Rep. Joe Crowley. “I urge the Department of Education to work with the parents in our community on finding a suitable location for their children that is closer to home.” “I would hope the Department of Education would take into consideration the concerns of families of young children,” said Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan. “We plead with the Department of Education to reconsider this busing plan and look closer to home for alternative space for these young P.S. 11 children,” said Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. “A three-mile bus ride at rush hour is no way for children to begin their first year in school. The entire school community is delighted that the DOE is finally moving forward with this long-awaited construction, but there must be a better alternative location for these kindergarteners.” “All of us are thrilled P.S. 11 will eventually benefit from this much-needed expansion, but current students and parents must not be forced to suffer in the meantime,” said NYS Senator Gianaris. “The DOE has taken a giant step in the fight against school overcrowding with this planned expansion, but rather than ruin a good thing, we should work together towards a solution that will give our children the learning experience they deserve without forcing them to travel miles to get it.”



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UFCA January Meeting Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan attended the January United Forties Civic Association meeting at St. Teresa’s Parish Center. Nolan addressed the members about current issues facing Western Queens and spoke about her priorities for the 2014 Legislative Session in Albany.

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Mike Stemmer, Secretary, UFCA, Elizabeth Montenegro, First VP, UFCA, Carol Burch, 2nd VP, UFCA, Assemblywoman Nolan, Don McCallian, President, UFCA, Santiago Vargas, Assemblywoman Nolan’s Office and Brent O’Leary, President, Hunters Point Civic Association and representatives from Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office

Council Member Van Bramer’s Statement On Becoming New Majority Leader Of NYC Council “I am deeply honored to have been elected by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and my colleagues to be the new Majority Leader of the New York City Council. It has always been my goal to play a meaningful leadership role in this new, Progressive Council. The opportunity to serve in the second highest position in the Council — with the concomitant strengthened portfolio and added responsibilities — is one I relish and am truly humbled by. As part of my duties as Majority Leader, I have been appointed by the Speaker to cochair the newly constituted Budget Negotiating Team (BNT) which plays an integral role in formulating the City’s budget process to fund critical programs, projects and organizations citywide. I look forward to working with all my colleagues to ensure the adoption of budgets that reflect our progressive agenda. I am also thrilled to be reappointed to chair the Council’s Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee. With direct oversight over our City’s over 200 libraries and thousands of Cultural organizations, institutions and programs, this committee matters to all New Yorkers. Before I was elected in 2009, I worked for the Queens Library for 11 years as a community organizer. And during that time I also served as President of the Queens Council on the Arts. Libraries and the arts are not just the focus of my committee, they have become a big part of my life’s work. I will always be proud to lead the fight on their behalf. As Majority Leader, Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries, and CoChair of the Council’s Budget Negotiating Team, I look forward to working with Speaker Mark-Viverito, our leadership team, my City Council colleagues and Mayor Bill de Blasio to advance a progressive agenda that will improve the lives of New Yorkers in the 26th Council District and across this great city.”

LIC/Astoria NAACP Annual Luncheon This past weekend, elected officials attended the LIC/Astoria NAACP Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.

Dr. Sharon Cadiz, Elizabeth Van Bramer, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jasmine Gripper, Alliance for Quality Education

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• LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2012-2715/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Robert Saling, Leslie Lyons, New York City Human Resources Administration Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Shirley Saling, deceased, and Bill Saling aka William Saling aka Wilner Saling 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 Shirley Saling, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of Hillside Manor, 18215 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, 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


Shirley Saling, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 13th day of March, 2014 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 $6,933.62 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

LEGAL NOTICE • 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 the net distributable estate should not be paid to New York City Human Resources Administration in partial settlement of their claim in the amount of $421,311.47, Dated, Attested and Sealed 16th day of January, 2014 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 1/24/14, 1/31/14, 2/7/14, 2/14/14

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It’s In Western Queens! Elvis impersonators, African drummers, hip-hop sensation J. Cole, piano virtuosos, classical quartets and roots musicians are coming to Queens. And keeping with the melodic theme, the Museum of the Moving Image launches a series dedicated to showing major films with singing and dancing extravaganzas this week, starting with All That Jazz and The Sound of Music. It sounds so good! Here’s the rundown.

Jan. 24, All That Jazz, 7pm See It Big: Musicals series featuring films with singing and dancing extravaganzas. All That Jazz is director Bob Fosse’s dazzling, partly autobiographical, partly fantastical musical, largely filmed in Astoria. The star is a boozy, pill-addled choreographer negotiating a love life and a career. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.

Jan. 25, The Sound of Music, 2pm See It Big: Musicals series featuring films with singing and dancing extravaganzas. The Sound of Music is an adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway show that bursts with unforgettable songs and glorious CinemaScope images shot on location in Salzburg, Austria. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.

Jan. 25, D.B. Rielly, 10pm Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Rielly performs a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres including Roots, Zydeco, Blues and Alt-Country. He promises his listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” Free. Daly’s Pub, 31-86 31st St., Astoria/LIC.

Jan. 25, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis Jr., 3pm Thom Mitchell serenades with classics such as “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “Mack the Knife.” Free. Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81th St.

Jan. 26, Love Me Tonight, 3:30pm; Gigi, 6pm See It Big: Musicals series featuring films with singing and dancing extravaganzas. Love Me Tonight stars Maurice Chevalier as a jovial tailor who tries to collect on a bill from a count and falls in love with a princess. In Gigi, the CinemaScope frame is crammed with exquisite detail in this musical about a young girl’s comingof-age in wealthy turn-of-the-century Paris. This film won nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Song and Score. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 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.

“OLDIES BUT GOODIES” NIGHT Get out your dancing shoes and rest up … Tony K. and the Boardwalk, a live Oldies Group playing songs from the past.

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Join The Fresh Air Fund for our 138th summer of serving New York City children and give your child an experience of a lifetime. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-forprofit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, swimming for the first time or gazing at starfilled skies. The Fresh Air Fund is now registering boys and girls ages 6-12 for the Volunteer Host Family Program, and eight to 15-year-olds for the camping program. More than 9,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually, visiting volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town community across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada and attending The Fresh Air Fund’s five camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Fresh air children will spend the hottest weeks in the country and explore the beauty of nature. “Thank you for giving my kids these experiences. They loved it! Every now and then they will come to me and say, ‘Mommy, we did this over the summer’ and are so excited telling me stories,” said Lisa, a city parent about her children’s Fresh Air summers. The Fresh Air Fund will be holding free registration for parents on January 18th, 2014, from 10:00am – 2:00pm at their New York City office, located on 633 Third Ave, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

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8 Weeks Only! January 31st – March 23rd , Friday/ Saturday’s @ 8PM and Sunday @ 4PM VALENTINE’S DAY Special Tango Lovers Performance: Friday, February 14th Including a wine and tapas Reception with the stars of the show.

TANGO DANCE WORKSHOP taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa.

February 1st - March 22nd (15 sessions) Fridays/ Saturdays 5-6pm Total Fee: $150. Single class $25. SPACE IS LIMITED – SIGN UP TODAY! Call For Ticket Information THALIA SPANISH THEATRE 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside INFORMATION & TICKETS (718) 729-3880

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