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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 80, NO. 16

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3 Annual WOTM Youth Festival by Adrian Bordoni

Woodside on the Move, Inc is very pleased with all the children and families that supported the Third Annual Youth Festival event on April 12th at Windmuller Park. The special guest was Majority Leader Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer who played a basketball match with the kids. Also present were the Famous Ottomaneli’s Burgers sponsoring burgers for the event. There were activities all day long that included Yoga with our PS 152 Instructor Sarbani Saha, Woodside and Sunnyside Boys and Girls Club who taught our kids how to played basketball, martial arts by Albert Pollard and Salsa classes taught by PS 11 Instructor Mr. Andrew and local artists.

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11th Annual Friendship Dinner by Luke Adams

On April 19th, the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens held their Annual Friendship Dinner at Flushing Town Hall. Hundreds of community leaders, educators, clergy, and elected officials from our Borough were in attendance. The Friendship dinner was an evening of cultural diversity to help celebrate honorees Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. The distinguished guest are the coauthors of the book” Sons of Abraham” The evening was also celebrating the works of Meliksah Soyturk, a Turkish artist whose art brings together the worlds of Tur-

key and America. As always, the food was wonderful. A gift bag with a special mug and other gifts was presented to each guest on departure, and as usual, all were made to feel special and welcome. Photo Right: From Sunnyside, (Top row, Left) Rob MacKay (Queens Economic Development Corporation), Judy Zangwell (Sunnyside Community Services), (Seated) Patricia Dorfman (artist/founder of Sunnyside Artists, Inc.), Rigoberto Cardoso (Pronto Car Service) and Kris Czerniachowicz. (continued on page 8)

Volunteers Honored At Sunnyside Community Services Annual Celebration

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined New York State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Michael DenDekker at Sunnyside Community Services on April 10 to address almost 200 volunteers being honored for their contributions to the community at the annual Sunnyside Community Services’ Volunteer Recognition Celebration. Representatives from the office of Congressman Joe Crowley and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan also attended to salute the volunteers. (continued on page 4)

Two Public Plazas to Open in Sunnyside New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) are proud to announce that Sunnyside will receive two new public plazas as a part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s NYC Plaza Program this year. Last year, Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District submitted an application to the Department of Transportation’s plaza program and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer supported the application, along with other local elected officials and community stakeholders. In early April, they were notified that the application was accepted. The program will kick off immediately with a community outreach meeting scheduled for April 30 and construction scheduled for this summer. “Through this innovative program, we will expand the amount of public space that is available to everyone in the community,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “I am proud that we were able to successfully secure not one, but two public plazas for Sunnyside. I look forward to working with Sunnyside Shines BID, members of the community, and local arts groups to bring the space to life through a diverse array of public events, programming and cultural performances.” “We are pleased to join in the announcement of two wonderful plazas in Sunnyside,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Trottenberg. “They will be new gathering places for the community that I look forward to visiting in the summer.” Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said: “It is wonderful that Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District will have neighborhood plazas in the community. It will allow them to take advantage of an under-utilized space to further enhance their vision for a more vibrant community. It is also a reflection of the great work that Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District is doing to revitalize the community.” (continued on page 2)

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Sunnyside Gardens Park is hosting its 6th Annual Trivia Night at the Copper Kettle on Wednesday, April 23 to offer a fun night out for local residents and also honor the restaurant’s proprietor, Patrick Tunney. “Mr. Tunney has been a great benefactor to the park over the years, donating tens of thousands of dollars through his annual golf outing, money that’s really helped keep the park humming,” said park member Roger Hitts, who serves as host for the evening. “His kind involvement has benefitted not only the park’s hundreds of local member families, but allows the park to host other events for the public at-large. The trivia night is always a hit - everyone seems to have a ball - but it’s also our tip of the hat to Mr. Tunney.” The event, open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. with a toast to Mr. Tunney, followed by a six-round trivia contest that includes prizes for first, second and third place, Hitts said. “I’m always amazed at how smart the players are and how competitive it gets - some years, we’ve had more than 60 people go at it, either playing on their own or competing on teams of up to four players,” Hitts said. “But mainly it’s a great time for everyone - it’s always nice to see your friends and neighbors again after a long, hard cold winter.”

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Two Public Plazas to Open in Sunnyside “Sunnyside Shines’ inclusion in the city’s Public Plaza Program is not only a sign of how much the BID has done to make our community an even more vibrant place, it is also a reflection of Sunnyside’s growth into a destination neighborhood. As more and more New Yorkers come to know Sunnyside as a great place to live, work and play, I’m sure exciting announcements like the forthcoming public plaza will keep on coming,” said Senator Michael Gianaris.

“The NYC Plaza Program has done a tremendous job creating new usable, public spaces throughout the city, and we are thrilled to bring this innovative program to Sunnyside,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines. “We look forward to making these spaces more vibrant public places in the neighborhood.” The plazas in Sunnyside will be located at 40th Street and Queens Boulevard and 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. Both sites are located under the elevated 7 train in locations that are currently closed to vehicular traffic. As a part of the NYC Plaza Program, these spaces will receive physical improvements such as planters, benches and moveable tables and chairs in

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11th Annual Friendship Dinner

L – R, Rigoberto Cardoso representing the Sunnyside Chamber, Woodside Assemblyman Michael Den Dekker and Sunnyside’s Kris Czerniachowicz representing The River Fund.

The night’s honorees with their presenters, L-R, Congresswoman Grace Ming presented an award to Rabbi Mark Schneier, and NYPD Officer made a presentation to Imam Shamsi Ali. Schnier and Shamsi Ai are co-authors.

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LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2010-4319/D CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Maria Concetta Cicione, Bettina Siano, Marianne Pagano, Laura Ganio Bona, Carmen Crupe, Janet GanioWile, Margarita Marmol A/K/A Margarita de Marmol, Philip Cicione, Jonathan Cicione, Maria Cicione Mule, Geraldine Pagano, Richard Crupe, Michael Bona, Kristen Bona, Christina Wile, Cherlin Marmol, Matthew Vargas, Bide-A-Wee Animal Shelter, North Shore Animal League, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation, Rosary Hill Home, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, Gerald Pagano,Vinnie Dempski, Josephine Brancato, Antonia Gullo de Sgroi, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of LIBERTA GULLO A/K/A BETTY GULLO, 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 LIBERTA GULLO A/ K/A BETTY GULLO, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 38-17 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368, 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 Temporary Administrator of the Estate of LIBERTA GULLO A/ K/A BETTY GULLO, 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 22nd day of May, 2014 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Temporary 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 $3,869.97 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 the Last Will and Testament dated September 16, 2006 should not be admitted to probate; and why Temporary Letters of Administration duly issued by the Surrogate’s Court on April 24, 2013 should not be revoked; and why Letters of Administration C.T.A should not be issued to the Public Administrator of Queens County; and why any and all bequests made under the will to the attorney draftsman, Janet Ganio-Wile, and her family, Laura Ganio Bona, Michael Bona, Kristen Bona, and Christina Wile should not be excised from the will; and why the net residual estate should not be paid as per the Last Will and Testament dated September 16, 2006 as follows: 1/ 12 to Philip Cicione, 1/12 to Jonathan Cicione, 1/12 to Maria Cicione Mule, 1/12 to Marianne Pagano, 1/12 to Geraldine Pagano, 1/12 to Richard Crupe, 1/12 to Carmen Crupe, 1/12 to Margarita Marmol a/k/a Margarita de Marmol, 1/24 to Cherlin Marmol, 1/24 to Matthew Vargas, 1/24 to Bide-A-Wee Animal Shelter, 1/ 24 to North Shore Animal League, 1/24 to Save the Seals Foundation for Maine Research and Preservation, 1/24 to St. Rose’s Home a/k/a Rosary Hill Home, 1/ 24 to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and 1/24 to the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. Dated, Attested and Sealed 24th day of March, 2014 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens C o u n t y Margaret M. Gribbon, Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 4/4/14, 4/11/ 14, 4/18/14, 4/25/14 INDEX NO.: 703002/2013 Filed Date: 3/31/2014 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE MORTGAGED PREMISES: 168-31 104 AVENUE, JAMAICA, NY 11433 BL #: 10222-35 Plaintiff designates QUEENS County as the place of trial; venue is based upon the county in which the mortgaged premises is situate. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC. Plaintiff, -against- PHILLIP WILLIAMS, if living, and if dead, the respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or

through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and their respective husbands, wives or widows, if any, and each and every person not specifically named who may be entitled to or claim to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the verified complaint; all of whom and whose names and places of residence unknown, and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained by the Plaintiff, BERNADETTE HENRY, NYC PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NYC TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, OMAR WILLIAMS, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $ 348,570.00 (said loan was modified to $ 288,164.01 by loan modification agreement dated August 1, 2012.) and interest,

recorded in the Office of the Clerk of QUEENS on June 22, 2009, at CRFN NUMBER 2009000188584, covering premises known as 168-31 104 AVENUE, JAMAICA, NY 11433 – BL #: 10222 – 35. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. The Plaintiff also seeks a deficiency judgment against the Defendant and for any debt secured by said Mortgage which is not satisfied by the proceeds of the sale of said premises. TO the Defendant PHILLIP WILLIAMS, the foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Sidney F. Strauss of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and dated March 10, 2014. Dated: New Rochelle, N.Y. March 25, 2014 McCABE, WEISBERG & CONWAY, P.C. /s/ ___________________By: Jonathan Pollack Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff, 145 Huguenot Street, Ste. 210, New Rochelle, NY 10801 p. 914-636-8900 f. 914-636-8901 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at 1-877-2265697 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs.ny.gov.FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you

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until they have completed all such promised services. 4/11/14, 4/18/ 14, 4/25/14, 5/2/14 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on Mar 11, 2014, bearing Index Number NC000048-14/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) JOHANNAROSE (Middle) B. (Last) TAN My present name is (First) JOHANNA (Middle) B. (Last) TAN AKA JOHANNA TAN, AKA JOHANNAROSE B TAN My present address is 5419 39 TH AVE, Woodside, NY 11377. My place of birth is PHILIPPINES. My date of birth is June 24, 1994.

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3rd Annual WOTM Youth Festival

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S.C.S Annual Celebration

According to Rita Manton, Director of Volunteer Services and Community Relations at Sunnyside Community Services, “Volunteers lead by example. The energy and power that they evoke on a daily basis as they work together to meet challenges and accomplish remarkable goals is inspiring.” The inspiration evoked by the volunteers was noted and remarked upon during the award presentations. Van Bramer called the volunteers “the soul of Sunnyside Community Services,” DenDekker recounted his own volunteer sto-

ries, and Gianaris thanked the volunteers for “making SCS what it is today.” Several volunteers were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments. Marie Konecko, of Sunnyside, dedicated her time and efforts to community activism for several decades. Konecko joined the SCS board of directors in the 1980s, and is active civically and politically in many aspects of the community in addition to her service on the SCS Board, including The Lion’s Club, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, the VW

Ladies Auxiliary and Community Board 2. Students from the Lexington School for the

Photo Front: Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, Jason Banrey, Deputy Chief of Staff representing Jimmy Van Bramer, Angela DenDekker, representing Congressman Crowley, SCS Volunteer Luz Lara, “Administrative Volunteer of the Year” award winner, Senator Gianaris, San Vargas, representing Assemblywoman Nolan, Rita Manton, Director of Volunteer Services and Community Relations, Judy Zangwill, Executive Director, and Andrea Thomas, Associate Executive Director, SCS. Photo Top: Family members surround Marie Konecko, the “Center for Active Older Adults Volunteer of the Year” award winner, with Jayson Banrey, representing Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Senator Gianaris, Assembly member DenDekker, Angela DenDekker, representing Congressman Crowley, San Vargas, representing Assemblywoman Nolan, with Judy Zangwill, Rita Manton, Director of Volunteer Services and Community Relations and Jonah Gensler, Associate Executive Director, Community Services. Photo Above: Assembly member DenDekker (left) Senator Gianaris (left, middle) and Jason Banrey (right) with Judy Zangwill, and Monica Guzman, Associate E.D. Development at SCS, and the Junior Class Community Service Interns, Faculty, and Staff from the Lexington School for the Deaf, winners of the “Youth Volunteers of the Year” award. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

Deaf were commended for their work with SCS in all areas and particularly in teaching American Sign Language to members of the Social Adult Day program for individuals with memory impairment to help them exercise fine motor skills and cognitive functions. William Schwartz was recognized for greatly improving the last year in the life of a homebound man, as well as his own, as a Friendly Visitor, and Luz Lara was recognized for the length of service and scope of work helping to organize and facilitate operations in Sunnyside Community Services’ busy homecare division. Judy Zangwill, SCS Executive Director, spoke of the importance of volunteer services to the long-term sustainability of the organization. “Your service,” she addressed the volunteers, “makes it possible for us to continue to provide so many quality programs for so many people in need.” As Manton put it, “When our story is written, we want to say we did everything we could, and it was more than anyone could ever have imagined.”— at Sunnyside Community Services.


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