MAKING A DIFFERENCE A look at people and organizations doing

Vol. 44, No. 44 Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2014 • queenstribune.com
MAKING A
DIFFERENCE
A look at people and
organizations doing
their part to make the
Borough a better place.
Pages 18-26.
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LEGAL NOTICE
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KIEVITS & ALVAREZ, LLC, a
domestic LLC, filed with the
SSNY on 7/31/14. Office
location: Queens County.
SSNY is designated as agent
upon whom process against
the LLC may be served.
SSNY shall mail process The
LLC, P.O. Box 150336, Kew
Gardens, NY 11415-0336.
General Purposes.
________________________
AVRA REALTY LLC Arts of
Org filed with Secy. of State
of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/14.
Office in Queens Co. SSNY
desig. agent of LLC upon
whom process against it
may be served & shall mail
process to 38-08 Bell Blvd Fl 2,
Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose:
General.
________________________
Roraima Realty LLC Arts of
Org filed with Secy. of State
of NY (SSNY) on 6/27/14.
Office in Queens Co. SSNY
desig. agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may
be served & shall mail process
to 1 Cross Island Plaza Ste
114, Rosedale, NY 11422.
Purpose: General.
________________________
S U P P L E M E N TA L S U M MONS Index No.: 1370-14
Date of Filing: August 29,
2014 SUPREME COURT OF
THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNT Y OF QUEENS
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff, -against- EFRAIN
RUIZ, if living, or if either
or all be dead, their wives,
husbands, heirs-at-law, next
of kin, distributees, executors,
administrators, assignees,
lienors and generally all
persons having or claiming
under, by or through said
EFRAIN RUIZ, by purchase,
inheritance, lien or otherwise,
of any right, title or interest in
and to the premises described
in the complaint herein, and
the respective husbands,
wives, widow or widowers
of them, if any, all of whose
names are unknown to plaintiff; WENDY RUIZ A/K/A
WENDY JACKSON RUIZ;
NEW YORK CITY PARKING
VIOL ATIONS BUREAU;
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT
ADJUDICATION BUREAU;
CRIMINAL COURT OF
THE CITY OF NEW YORK;
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND
FINANCE; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA-INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE; NEW
YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD;
STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
“JOHN DOES” and “JANE
DOES”, said names being
fictitious, parties intended
being possible tenants or
occupants of premises, and
corporations, other entities
or persons who claim, or
may claim, a lien against the
premises, Defendants. TO
THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS: 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 Plaintiff’s
attorney(s) within twenty
(20) days after the service
of this summons, exclusive
of the day of service, where
service is made by delivery
upon you personally within
the State, or within thirty
(30) days after completion of
service where service is made
in any other manner, and 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 a 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. YOU
ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A
DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED
DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon
you by publication pursuant
to an Order of the Honorable
Thomas D. Raffaele of the
Supreme Court of the State of
New York, signed on August
19, 2014, and filed with supporting papers in the Office
of the Clerk of the County of
Queens, State of New York.
The object of this action
is to foreclose a mortgage
upon the premises described
below, executed by EFRAIN
RUIZ WENDY RUIZ A/K/A
WENDY JACKSON RUIZ
to PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE BANKERS CORP., its
successors and or assigns
in the principal amount of
$199,850.00, which mortgage was recorded in Queens
County, State of New York,
on March 1, 2000, in Liber/
Reel 5529 at page 1499.
Thereafter said mortgage
was assigned to CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, by assign-
ment of mortgage dated February 11, 2000 and recorded
in Reel 5529 at Page 1506
in the County of Queens on
March 1, 2000. JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION is the successor by merger to CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, and therefore Plaintiff is the real party
in interest. Said premises being known as and by 115-39
208TH STREET, CAMBRIA
HEIGHTS, NY 11411. Date:
August 5, 2014 Batavia, New
York Meredith Larsen, Esq.
ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys
for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26
Harvester Avenue Batavia,
NY 14020 585.815.0288
Help For Homeowners In
Foreclosure New York State
Law requires that we send
you this notice about the
foreclosure process. Please
read it carefully. Mortgage
foreclosure is a complex
process. Some people may
approach you about “saving” your home. You should
be extremely careful about
any such promises. The State
encourages you to become
informed about your options
in foreclosure. There are
government agencies, legal
aid entities and other nonprofit organizations that you
may contact for information
about foreclosure while you
are working 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 Banking Department at
1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-2265697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does
not guarantee the advice of
these agencies.
________________________
Notice of Formation of
MDMD REALT Y LLC, a
limited liability company.
Articles of Organization
filed with the Secretary of
State of New York (SSNY) on
08/05/2014. Office location:
Queens County. SSNY has
been designated as agent
of the LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail a
copy of any process served
against the LLC to: 157-06
10th Ave, Whitestone, NY
11357. Purpose: any lawful
act or activity.
________________________
Notice of formation of
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
AND ENERGY PROJECTS
(GIEP) CONSULTING, LLC,
a limited liability company.
Articles of Organization filed
with the Secretary of the
State of New York (SSNY) on
07/20/2014. Office location:
Queens County. SSNY has
been designated as agent of
the LLC upon whom process
against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail a copy of
any process served against
the LLC to: 63-36 99th Street,
Apartment 6A, Rego Park, NY
11374. Purpose: any lawful
act or activity.
________________________
in Queens Co. SSNY desig.
agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served
& shall mail process to Ilya
Koptiev, 102-10 Metropolitan
Avenue Suite 200, Forest
Hills, NY 11375. Purpose:
General.
________________________
be served. SSNY shall mail
process to The LLC, 10-16
45th Rd., Long Island City, NY
11101. General Purposes.
________________________
SUPREME COURT OF THE
STATE OF NE W YORK
COUNTY OF QUEENS Index
No. 16482/13 Purchased on
9/3/13 Plaintiffs designate
Queens County as the place
of trial The basis of venue
is PLAINTIFFS RESIDENCE
SUMMONS WITH NOTICE
Plaintiff resides at: 20-12 24th
Street, Apt. 2C Astoria, NY
11105 CARLOS H. GONZALEZ, Plaintiff, -against- HIND
MIRI a/k/a HIND GONZALEZ, Defendant. ACTION
FOR DIVORCE To the above
named Defendant: 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
Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within
20 days after the service of
this summons, exclusive of
the day of service (or within
30 days after the service is
complete if this summons is
not personally delivered to
you within the State of New
York); and in case of your
failure to appear or answer,
judgment will be taken
against you by default for the
relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: Valley Stream,
N.Y. September, 2013 Yours,
etc. DOUGLAS M. SCHEINMAN Attorney for Plaintiff
104 South Central Avenue
– Ste. 14 Valley Stream, New
York 11580 (516) 823-0500
NOTICE: The nature of this
action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties on
the grounds of DRL Section
170 Subd. (7): irretrievable
breakdown in relationship.
The relief sough is a judgment
of absolute divorce in favor
of the Plaintiff dissolving the
marriage between the parties
in this action. The nature of
any ancillary or additional
relief demanded is: Declaration of marital and separate
property and an Equitable
distribution of marital assets
and debts; and for such other
and further relief as the Court
may deem just and proper.
________________________
NOTICE is hereby given
that a license, serial number
1280844, for Wine & Beer
has been applied for by the
undersigned to sell Wine
&Beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 85-22
Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven,
NY 11421. For On-Premises
Consumption. Taiyetos Restaurant Corp. d/b/a New
Pop’s Restaurant
Notice of Formation of
Nusphere LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of
Organization filed with the
Secretary of the State of New
York (SSNY) on 08/11/2014.
Office location: Queens
County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC
upon whom process against
it may be served. SSNY shall
mail a copy of any process
served against the LLC to:
31-33 34th Street, Apt. 3A,
Astoria, New York, 11106.
Purpose:any lawful act or
activity.
________________________
CORBIN FAMILY DENTAL
ARTS LLP, Notice of Registration filed with NY Sec.
of State (SSNY) 5/16/2003.
Office located in Queens
County. SSNY is designated
as agent of LLP upon whom
process may be served. SSNY
shall mail copy of process to
204-17 35th Ave., Bayside,
NY 11361, which is also
the principal business location. Purpose: To practice
Dentistry.
________________________
Notice of Formation of
COMMUNITY MEDICAL
MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of
Org. filed with Secy. of State
of NY (SSNY) on 09/16/14.
Office location: Queens
County. Princ. office of LLC:
140-21 32nd Ave., Ste. C-1,
Flushing, NY 11354. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC
upon whom process against
it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to the LLC at
the addr. of its princ. office.
Purpose: Medical.
________________________
Notice of formation of KABIR
REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed
with the Sect’y of State of NY
(SSNY) on 8/26/2014. Office
location, County of Queens.
SSNY has been designated as
agent of the LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 86-19 Sutter
Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11417.
Purpose: any lawful act.
________________________
Notice of Formation of Heng
Tai LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of
State of New York (SSNY) on
09/18/2014. Office located
in Queens County. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC
upon whom process against
it may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to:
Heng Tai LLC, 6800 West
Forest Preserve #2, Harwood
Heights, IL 60706. Purpose:
any lawful purpose.
________________________
248-30 LLC Arts of Org filed
with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 7/22/14. Office
East West Hotels Fund Management LLC Arts of Org
filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 8/26/14. Office
in Queens Co. SSNY desig.
agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served & shall mail process
to 183-26 Booth Memorial
Ave Fl 2, Fresh Meadows, NY
11365. Purpose: General.
________________________
ARCFE Group 6, LLC Arts of
Org filed with Secy. of State of
NY (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office
in Queens Co. SSNY desig.
agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served & shall mail process
to 136-18 39th Ave Ste 705,
Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose:
General.
________________________
Nuchas GSQ LLC Arts of Org
filed with Secy. of State of
NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Office
in Queens Co. SSNY desig.
agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served & shall mail process
to 30-58 34th St # 4D, Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose:
General.
________________________
SHENTEK GROUP LLC, a
domestic LLC, filed with the
SSNY on 8/28/14. Office
location: Queens County.
SSNY is designated as agent
upon whom process against
the LLC may be served. SSNY
shall mail process Chung-Ling
Chiu, 69-31 Springfield Blvd.,
Bayside, NY 11364. General
Purposes.
________________________
Ridgewood Dental Care,
PLLC Arts of Org filed with
NY Sec of State (SSNY) on
9/9/14. Office: Queens
County. SSNY designated
as agent of LLC upon whom
process may be served. SSNY
shall mail copy of process
to: 54-31 Myrtle Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose:
Dentistry.
________________________
124-12 Metro Realty LLC
Arts of Org filed with Secy.
of State of NY (SSNY) on
8/26/14. Office in Queens
Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC
upon whom process against
it may be served & shall mail
process to C/O Hung Chiao
Kwok, 6429 65th Ln, Middle
Village, NY 11379. Purpose:
General.
________________________
EXPENDABLES PLUS NYC
LLC, a domestic LLC, filed
with the SSNY on 7/8/14.
Office location: Queens
County. SSNY is designated
as agent upon whom process against the LLC may
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Queens DeaDline
Getty To Pay $16M For Creek Cleanup
By Jackie StrawBridge
Staff Writer
cacy group Riverkeeper, pollution in
the creek comes from both a decadeslong history of industrial waste seepA bankrupt oil company will hand ing into the creek’s sediment, as well
over $16 million towards the cleanup as the persistent problem of untreated
of Newtown Creek, which it helped sewage and storm water entering the
make one of the most polluted water- creek during bad weather.
Musegaas added that one of the
ways in the country.
Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. major challenges of Superfund sites is
and Getty Terminals Corp., which that pollution from different sources
alongside several other companies comingles over the years.
“So tracing back
dumped contaminants
what oil or what chemiinto the waterway while
“For more than a
operating along its
century, irresponsible cals came from a particular site can be very
shores, agreed to the
industrial activities
difficult to find out,” he
sum as part of the bankturned Newtown
said.
ruptcy process.
Creek into a
Musegaas went on to
Newtown Creek was
note that while Riverdeclared a Superfund site
tributary of toxic
keeper supports the
in 2010, which means
waste.”
responsible parties as
—U.S. Attorney EPA’s efforts to secure
payment from Getty,
opposed to taxpayers
Preet Bharara the fact that the comwill fund the cleanup.
pany is bankrupt means
“For more than a century, irresponsible industrial activities the government may not ultimately
turned Newtown Creek into a tribu- receive the full $16 million.
“So that does call into question
tary of toxic waste. Today’s settlement
ensures that Getty takes responsibility whether this is a sufficient settlement,”
for its contribution to that sad legacy, Musegaas said.
Other environmental advocates in
and pays a fair share of clean-up costs
at the site,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bha- the community issued similarly tempered satisfaction with the settlement
rara said in a statement.
According to attorney Phillip agreement.
“We’re excited that polluters are
Musegaas of the clean water advo-
newtown Creek, a waterway along long island City and Greenpoint, will undergo a long cleanup process after Getty and other
companies were held responsible for its contamination.
held responsible for environmental
damages to Newtown Creek, but we’re
concerned about the settlement because it doesn’t actually ensure that
$16 million is actually going towards
the cleanup,” Willis Elkins, program
manager with the Newtown Creek Alliance, said.
The Superfund cleanup will be a
years-long process. Both Musegaas
and Elkins said they look forward to
a clean Newtown Creek that supports
animal and plant life as well as industrial activity.
“A clean waterway, that is a functioning waterway, that’s a part of
[Long Island City and Greenpoint].
There’s a great desire of people living
in those communities of reclaiming
that waterway, and I think that’s entirely possible,” Musegaas said.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected]
queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
Library Board Gets Two New Members
By JOe MarViLLi
Staff Writer
County Lawyers Association.
A Forest Hills resident, Haddad provides pro bono legal assistance in his
The Queens Library’s Board of neighborhood. He is a member of the
Forest Hills Civic Association and the
Trustees is slowly filling up.
Both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bor- New York Chapter of the AmericanArab
Anti-Discriminaough President Melinda
tion Committee. Haddad
Katz appointed a new
helped to found the Kidz
member to the board last
Care Junior Civic Associaweek, adding two more
tion and volunteered as a
names to the list of individLittle League coach with
uals replacing the trustees
the Forest Hills Youth
removed earlier this year.
Athletic Association.
The Mayor selected James
Gall, who hails from
Haddad, a litigation attorEast Elmhurst, previney, and Katz went with
ously worked as Dean of
Dr. Lenore Gall, a retired
Dr. lenore Gall
Students and Academic
college administrator.
Services at CUNY’s ColHaddad, a longtime
lege of Technology. Gall
Queens resident, is the
started at the school, also
third person de Blasio has
known as City Tech, in
appointed to the Board,
1994, where she played a
following Jukay Hsu and
key role in creating new
Martha Baker. The attorbaccalaureate degree proney is a principal at the
grams. As Dean of StuLaw Office of James M.
dents and Academic SerHaddad, where he advises
vices, she started a peer
and represents clients on
mentoring and faculty adinsurance matters and
James Haddad
visement program to ascommercial litigation. He
serves as a fellow for the Center of sist students on academic probation.
Gall was also president of the
International Legal Studies and previously was a volunteer with the NAACP National Association of University
Legal Defense Fund and New York Women from 2002 to 2006. With her
in charge, the organization backed
projects for middle and high school
girls that worked to increase their interest in mathematics and science. She
also implemented educational programs on HIV/AIDS.
Gall previously served on the
Queens Library Board of Trustees for
three years, starting in 2005.
“Dr. Gall has extensive experience
in higher education and has also made
major contributions at the NAUW and
at other organizations like the Queens
Library, where she has previously
served as a Trustee,” Katz said. “Her
intelligence, dedication and commitment to the public good are most impressive and will serve the Queens Library and the people of Queens well.”
Gale joins Earl Simmons and Robert Santos on the Board of Trustees,
with all three appointed in the last few
months by the Borough President.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, [email protected], or @JoeMarvilli.
Seven Serious Injuries In
Crash With Rikers Bus
By Jackie StrawBridge
Staff Writer
Ten people were injured, seven
seriously, in a three-vehicle crash in
Astoria Monday afternoon.
One of the vehicles was an MTA
bus servicing Rikers Island – the
Q100 – according to the FDNY.
The Q100’s route runs between
Long Island City and Rikers Island.
An MTA spokesperson said that the
bus, which was in service at the time
of the crash and heading towards
Riker’s Island, struck a taxi and then
a minivan before coming to a stop.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The crash occurred at roughly 3
p.m. at 21st Street and 23rd Avenue,
about a block from Astoria Park,
and injured individuals were transported to area hospitals.
Those injured were from various
vehicles. The bus driver reported
non-life threatening injuries, according to the MTA.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected]
queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
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Residents Rail Against Biz Sidewalk Occupation
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
If you drive down 28th Avenue in
College Point, you will pass by what
looks like a business’ storage yard.
Dozens of cinderblocks and several
steel beams sit on the pavement. It
is only on closer inspection that you
would see that this is not a part of the
business’ property. It is 124th Street.
Businesses located by the intersection of 28th Avenue and 124th
Street have taken to using the latter
as a dumping ground to store unused equipment illegally. In response,
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside)
and community members gathered at
the intersection to criticize the companies’ attempt at taking over a City
street and sidewalk.
Avella said he first noticed the
problem while serving as the Grand
Marshal for the College Point Memorial Day Parade. He walked by 124th
Street, saw the situation and notified the City. He wrote to the Dept.
of Transportation, Dept. of Health
and Mental Hygiene and the Dept. of
Sanitation about the problem, though
only DOS did anything in response.
The agency issued summonses for the
businesses, though it has not yet deterred their behavior.
“You cannot take over a City street
by a private business. This is absurd.
It’s also a health hazard, it’s a traf-
Photo by Joe Marvilli
State Sen. Tony Avella held a press conference to protest businesses that are illegally leaving spare equipment on 124th Street
in College Point.
fic hazard, it’s a pedestrian hazard. If
something should happen, who’s going to get sued? It’s probably going to
be the City and the taxpayers are going to have to pay the lawsuit,” he said.
“This is the worst example I’ve ever
seen of private businesses taking over
City streets and sidewalks.”
Jim Singletary, from the 28th Avenue Block Association, said that the
group has been fighting the businesses
since 2011, with little results. The businesses often have large trucks not only
blocking 124th Street, but also parking illegally on 28th Avenue and causing congestion there. Singletary also
pointed out several metal rods hanging over the 28th Avenue sidewalk, a
hazard that could cause serious injuries if they fell on an individual.
“I’ve lived here for over 40 years,
and we have a right to use the side-
walks and streets in our neighborhood
– these businesses have taken that
from us. This situation is becoming
dangerous. We had three near-accidents here in the last year,” Singletary
said. “We’re trying to upgrade the
neighborhood and these people are
trying to tear us down. It’s almost as if
they’re saying they don’t want anyone
to live around here.”
The Senator added that the businesses are likely willing to accept the
occasional summons from the DOS
as it is still cheaper than renting or
buying space to store their additional
equipment.
“You get a $100 summons, that’s
the cost of doing business for them,”
he said. “What’s the cost if they had to
rent property to store this equipment
every day for a year? You’re talking
maybe $100,000. So they pay a $100
fine.”
Instead of fining the businesses,
Avella suggested that the City treat the
steel beams, cinderblocks and other
materials like any other property left
on the side of the road and seize it.
“Take it, just like we would seize
an abandoned car and auction it off.
Take this stuff and auction it off. The
value of the steel beams is huge. The
cinderblocks, if they don’t care, let’s
just seize it,” Avella said.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, [email protected], or @JoeMarvilli.
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Citi Bike Expanding To Western Queens
By Jackie StrawBridge
Staff Writer
Queens commuters have a new way
to get around the City.
The Dept. of Transportation, Alta
Bicycle Share and Citi announced on
Tuesday that the Citi Bike system will
expand to Queens, as well as to Harlem and additional areas in Brooklyn.
Areas of Queens that can expect to
see Citi Bike stations include Astoria,
Long Island City and Queensbridge.
The expansion, made possible by
more than $100 million in private
funds, will double the total number of
bikes and bike stations throughout the
City by 2017. The yearly membership
fee will also jump to $149 from $95.
Tuesday’s announcement followed
potential to be so much
a buyout of Alta, the
more,” Walder said.
beleaguered compaHe pointed to the inny that operates Citi
flux of funds alongside a
Bike, and new leadergood relationship with
ship with former MTA
the City as “the ingrechairman Jay Walder
dients” for a successful
as incoming CEO.
bike share network.
Walder addressed
Walder also noted
some of the problems
that every bike and bike
that the Citi Bike sysstation will receive a
tem has become notune up over the winter.
torious for since its
DOT Commissioner
launch.
Residents in Long Is“Anyone that uses land City and Astoria Polly Trottenberg said
Citi Bike regularly can expect Citi Bike in that fining Alta for preknows that it should their neighborhoods in vious service failures
was ultimately an unbe more reliable, it the near future.
productive solution.
should be easier to use
“What we decided going forward is
and it should be accessible to more of
the City. In short, Citi Bike has the rather [than] look at the past, they’re
going to put a $30 million investment,”
Trottenberg said, adding, “going forward, we are going to hold their feet to
the fire in terms of levels of service.”
According to Walder, outer borough demand for Citi Bike is “fantastic.”
“What’s extraordinary about [Citi
Bike] is it’s getting that reception even
though people are frustrated,” he added.
The DOT is looking for public input
on where to place stations throughout
the expanded region. New Yorkers
can visit nyc.gov/bikeshare to suggest
locations.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected]
queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
Queens Library To Add 69 New Job Positions
In the midst of its troubles with its
president and the sweeping changes to
its board of trustees, Queens Library
announced some positive news last
week.
The Library announced that it is
boosting its workforce by 50 unionized positions. They will be adding
union custodial jobs, which they say
will allow them to eliminate relying on
contract cleaning companies by June
2015. They are also hiring 19 new full-
time unionized clerical positions.
The new hirings are made possible
through increased funding the City allocated towards the Library, according
to a press release sent out by Queens
Library announcing the workforce
expansion. According to the release,
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City
Council increased funding to Queens
Library by $2.8 million for this fiscal
year.
“Their ranks have been thin these
last few years and that has been hard
on everyone. Supporting our employees is a top priority for me. The
renewed investment that the City has
made in the Queens Library will be returned many times over as we deliver
quality service and facilities in every
community,” Queens Library Interim
President Bridget Quinn-Carey said in
a statement.
Council Speaker Melissa MarkViverito said the Council is proud to
support a system such as the Queens
Library.
“Funding an expansion of the Library system’s workforce is a longterm investment in the community
that will strengthen the services we offer to City residents,” she said.
The increased funding and the stabilization of that funding allowed a
hiring freeze to be lifted and for them
to increase their workforce, according
to the Library.
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EDIT PAGE
In Our OpInIOn
Queens Tribune 2014 Election Endorsements
Congressional District 3
When Steve Israel was re-elected to Congress in 2012, it signaled
the first term where he would be representing a portion of Queens.
His efforts to represent constituents not just on Long Island, but in the
northeastern part of the Borough have not gone unnoticed.
Israel has been a strong progressive voice in Congress since he was
first elected in 2001. With his passion and work ethic, it is no surprise
that he has climbed the ranks of Democratic leadership in Congress.
Israel’s experience and dedication to serve his constituents should be
commended and it should be copied by his colleagues in the House.
We believe the constituents of the 3rd Congressional District would be
best served with Israel’s re-election.
The Queens Tribune endorses Steve Israel.
State Senate District 15
Once again, one of the few contested State Senate races in Queens
comes from this district. Despite the challenge, however, we believe
the outcome should remain the same.
Incumbent State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. has served his district well
since he first assumed office in 2009. The district has seen a number of
setbacks over the last two years, including the continuing recovery from
Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged a significant portion of Addabbo’s
district. The incumbent’s leadership, however, has paved the way for
much-needed improvements, and we believe he should be given the
chance to continue his work for State Senate District 15
The Queens Tribune endorses Joseph Addabbo Jr.
Assembly District 40
Some elected officials grow into a leadership position, while others
take to it with ease. Ron Kim, who is just finishing his first term as a
member of the State Assembly, seems to have taken to his role quickly
and without missing a step.
In his first two years as an elected official, Kim has shown a willingness to be a leader, not just for the Korean community in his district,
but for every constituent. In a State Legislature that is still learning to
come together from decades of pushing each other away, having an
official who has a desire to build coalitions to get the job done is sorely
needed. Kim has done his constituents proud in his first term and we
look forward to what he does in his second.
The Queens Tribune endorses Ron Kim
Op-ED
A Quick Review Of Middle East Tension
By Gary ackerman
What a mess.
The world needs someone to blame.
Hey, why not the Jews?
After all, it’s all Israel’s fault. Everyone else knows that all the problems in
the region would be solved if only the
Middle East had just one more Muslim
country.
What could possibly go wrong?
A quick review:
After the passing of Mohammed in
632 AD, having left no sons, his adherents broke into a family feud over who
were the real heirs apparent, the true
followers.
The ensuing Shia vs Sunni split rages
on today and erupts throughout much of
the 1.6 billion Muslim world with seemingly more violence every day.
The rage is about piety, purity, politics,
power, personality, territory, legitimacy
and, of course, religion.
Take just a partial tour of the recent
region.
Saddam Hussein, with his Sunni minority Bathist party, brutally ruled over
Iraq’s majority Shia country, until we
toppled him. He was replaced by Nouri alMaliki, whose Shia government (backed
by Shia Iran) got even by encouraging
extreme violence against the country’s
Sunnis and excluding them from any
meaningful role in governance or life.
Iran meddles everywhere, sponsoring
terrorist Hamas in Gaza, arming terrorist Hizbollah in Lebanon by way of
Damascus, having backed the Muslim
Brotherhood in Egypt, and now supporting the Houthies who are progressing
in the overthrow of Yemen (If only Iran
became a nuclear state, I’m sure their
behavior would improve!) .
Al Qaida are Sunni extremists who
hate and want to destroy moderate Sunni
governments for being, well, moderate.
They despise the west as well. (See “World
Trade Center.”)
ISIS, ISIL, ISEverywhere is an Islamic
group so nasty they were thrown out of
Al Qaida for bad manners. They want
to violently overthrow existing governments and establish an extreme religious
Sharia Law Caliphate that recognizes
no national boundaries. Among other
things, they make rather violent home
videos.
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Then there’s the terrorist Nusra Front
trying to dislodge the Alawite minority
rulers in Syria (as are IS, and separately
scores of independent liberation groups
as well as additional terrorist types. On
the terror roster, these groups are metastasizing and taking the field so fast you
need a new score card every day). They
are so brutal they almost create sympathy
for the Assad dynasty of assassins who
murdered hundreds of thousands of their
own citizens with poison gas. ( Interesting
how one minute Assad is elected with 98
percent of the popular vote, and the next
minute more people are trying to kill him
than voted against him).
In Turkey, there has been a reluctance
to stem the genocidal slaughter of Kurds
by ISIS on the Syrian side of their mutual
border. This out of fear those Syrian Kurds
would like to join the Kurds on the Turkish side of their border and declare their
own separate state.
Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia each
understandably despise Shia Iran (whose
operatives tried to assassinate the Saudi
Ambassador in DC ), but are each other’s
rivals for influence in the region.
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blown up, allegedly of course, by the Syrians, is wracked by Sunni-Shia-Christian
Strife and seems to struggle in finding a
formula to govern.
Libya, never a bed of roses, has
devolved into an ungovernable failed
state since the killing of its hated tyrant,
Muammar Gaddafi.
And Palestinian Fatah and Hamas
seem to hate each other without a state.
The region is on fire. Violence, murder
and mayhem prevail.
Things must settle down.
Of the 22 Arab states, almost all are
simmering, if not at full boil.
The world knows where the problem
lies, and upon whose doorstep to lay the
blame: The UN is focused like a laser on
the Jewish Nation.
Things would be wonderful If only
Israel would get out of the way, and allow
for a Twenty Three State solution.
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LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of formation of TOMMIXOLOGY LLC. Articles
of Organization filed with
the Secretary of State of
New York SSNY on August
7th, 2014. Office located
in Queens. SSNY has been
designated for service of
process. SSNY shall mail copy
of any process served against
the LLC Tomer Shani 18-37
26th AVE 1st floor Astoria,
New York 11102 Purpose:
any lawful purpose.
________________________
or answer, judgment will be
taken against you by default
for the relief demanded
in the complaint. Plaintiffs
designate Queens County as
the place of trial. The basis of
venue is the location of the
subject property. 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 tax lien
holder 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 a payment
to the tax lien holder will not
stop this foreclosure action.
YOU MUST RESPOND BY
SERVING A COPY OF THE
ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF
(TAX LIEN HOLDER) AND
FILING THE ANSWER WITH
THE COURT. Dated: April 7,
2014 LEVY & LEVY Attorney
for Plaintiffs 12 Tulip Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021 (516)
487-6655 BY: JOSHUA LEVY,
ESQ. File No.: 397409 TO
THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing
Summons is served upon you
by publication pursuant to an
Order of the Hon Robert J.
McDonald, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County
dated Sept. 17, 2014 and filed
with the complaint and other
papers in the Queens County
Clerk’s Office, Jamaica, NY.
The object of the action is
to foreclose a tax lien and to
recover the amount of the
tax lien and all of the interest, penalties, additions and
expenses to real property k/a
Block 12043, Lot 93. Dated:
Oct. 8, 2014. LEVY & LEVY,
Attys. For Pltf. #84974 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 1-800-269-0990
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” you 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
until they have completed all
such promised services.
________________________
Notice of Qualification of
12-15 BROADWAY ASTORIA
MANAGER, LLC Authority
filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 09/12/14. Office
location: Queens County.
LLC formed in Delaware
(DE) on 08/01/14. Princ.
office of LLC: 31-21 31st St.,
Astoria, NY 11106. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC
upon whom process against
it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to the LLC at
the princ. office of the LLC.
DE addr. of LLC: Corporation
Service Co., 2711 Centerville
Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE
19808. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State, 401 Federal St.,
Dover, DE 19901. Purpose:
Any lawful activity.
________________________
SUMMONS Index No.
703627/2014 D/O/F: May
23, 2014 Premises Address:
9742 77TH STREET, OZONE
PARK, NY 11416 SUPREME
COURT OF THE STATE OF
NEW YORK COUNTY OF
QUEENS JAMES B. NUTTER
AND COMPANY, Plaintiff,
-against- FRANK CASILLO AS
HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF
KIN OF LEONORA CASILLO;
JOSEPHINE FERRARA AS
HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT
OF KIN OF LEONOR A
CASILLO; JOHN DOE 1
THROUGH 50; JANE DOE
1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND
ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE
OF LEONORA CASILLO
WHO WAS BORN ON
MARCH 17, 1930 AND DIED
ON MARCH 17, 2012, A
RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY
OF QUEENS, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY
OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED,
THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS
AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND
SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID
CLASSES OF PERSON, IF
THEY OR ANY OF THEM
BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPEC TIVE HUSBANDS,
WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF
ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND
WHOSE NAMES AND
PLACES OF RESIDENCE
ARE UNKNOWN TO THE
PLAINTIFF; NEW YORK CITY
PARKING VIOL ATIONS
BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY
TRANSIT ADJUDICATION
BUREAU; CAPITAL ONE
BANK; DISCOVER BANK;
MRC RECEIVABLES CORP;
NE W YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
AND FINANCE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE;
NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
BOARD; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA O/B/O SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT;
‘‘JOHN DOES’’ and ‘‘JANE
DOES’’, said names being
fictitious, parties intended
being possible tenants or
occupants of premises, and
corporations, other entities
or persons who claim, or
may claim, a lien against the
premises, Defendant(s), 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 Plaintiff’s
Attorneys within twenty (20)
days after the service of this
Summons, exclusive of the
day of service, where service
is made by delivery upon you
personally within the State, or
within thirty (30) days after
completion of service where
service is made in any other
manner, and 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 a 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. The following notice is intended only
for those defendants who
are owners of the premises
sought to be foreclosed or
who are liable upon the
debt for which the mortgage
stands as security. YOU ARE
HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE
THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT,
AND ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED
FOR THAT PURPOSE. The
present amount of the debt
as of the date of this summons: $518,586.91, consisting of principal balance of
$515,298.74, plus interest
of 1,023.47, escrow/impound shortages or credits
of $0.00, late charges of
$0.00; Mortgage Insurance
Premium charges of $204.70,
Servicing Fees of $35.00;
Broker`s Price Opinion, inspection and miscellaneous
charges of $0.00; attorney
fee $1,750.00 and title search
$275.00. Because of interest
and other charges that may
vary from day to day, the
amount due on the day you
pay may be greater. Hence,
if you pay the amount shown
above, an adjustment may be
necessary after we receive
the check, in which event we
will inform you. The name of
the creditor to whom the debt
is owed: JAMES B. NUTTER
AND COMPANY. Unless you
dispute the validity of the
debt, or any portion thereof,
within thirty (30) days after
receipt hereof, the debt will
be assumed to be valid by the
herein debt collector. If you
notify the herein debt collector in writing within thirty
(30) days after your receipt
hereof that the debt, or any
portion thereof, is disputed,
we will obtain verification
of the debt or a copy of any
judgment against you representing the debt and a copy
of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you
by the herein debt collector.
Upon your written request
within 30 days after receipt
of this notice, the herein
debt collector will provide
you with the name and address of the original creditor
if different from the current
creditor. Note: Your time to
respond to the summons and
complaint differs from your
time to dispute the validity
of the debt or to request the
name and address of the
original creditor. Although
you have as few as 20 days
to respond to the summons
and complaint, depending on
the manner of service, you
still have 30 days from receipt
of this summons to dispute
the validity of the debt and
to request the name and ad-
dress of the original creditor.
TO THE DEFENDANTS: The
Plaintiff makes no personal
claim against you in this action. TO THE DEFENDANTS:
If you have obtained an
order of discharge from the
Bankruptcy court, which
includes this debt, and you
have not reaffirmed your liability for this debt, this law
firm is not alleging that you
have any personal liability for
this debt and does not seek
a money judgment against
you. Even if a discharge has
been obtained, this lawsuit
to foreclose the mortgage
will continue and we will
seek a judgment authorizing
the sale of the mortgaged
premises. Dated: May 23,
2014 Joshua P. Smolow,
Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI &
ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys
for Plaintiff Main Office: 51
E Bethpage Road Plainview,
NY 11803 516-741-2585
Help For Homeowners In
Foreclosure New York State
Law requires that we send
you this notice about the
foreclosure process. Please
read it carefully. Mortgage
foreclosure is a complex
process. Some people may
approach you about “saving” your home. You should
be extremely careful about
any such promises. The State
encourages you to become
informed about your options
in foreclosure. There are
government agencies, legal
aid entities and other nonprofit organizations that you
may contact for information
about foreclosure while you
are working 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 Banking Department at
1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-2265697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does
not guarantee the advice of
these agencies.
________________________
Notice of Formation of FAIR
WINDS & FOLLOWING
SEAS TRAINING & CONSULTING, LLC Arts. of Org.
filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 10/08/14. Office
location: Queens County.
SSNY designated as agent
of LLC upon whom process
against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail process to
Corporation Service Co., 80
State St., Albany, NY 12207,
regd. agent upon whom and
at which process may be
served. Purpose: Any lawful
activity.
________________________
SUPREME COURT OF THE
STATE OF NE W YORK
COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX NO.: 5688-2014 DATE
FILED: 4-10-14 SUMMONS
NYCTL 2013-A TRUST AND
THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON, AS COLLATERAL
AGENT AND CUSTODIAN
FOR NYCTL 2013-A TRUST,
Plaintiffs, -against- JOHN
W. CAUGHMAN; SARAH
C AUGHMAN; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; NEW
YORK STATE DEPARTMENT
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
SUCCESSOR TO MIDWEST
FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
“JOHN DOES #1” through
“JOHN DOE # 100”, the last
100 names being fictitious
and unknown to plaintiffs, the
persons or parties intended
being the owners, tenants,
occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or
claiming an interest in or lien
upon the premises, described
in the complaint, and if any
of the aforesaid individual
captioned defendants, if
any, be dead, their respective heirs-at-law, next of kin,
executors, administrators,
trustees, devisees, legatees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
and successors in interest,
and generally all persons
having or claiming under, by,
or through any of the aforesaid individual captioned
defendants, if any, if they be
dead, whether by purchase,
inheritance, lien or otherwise,
including any right, title or
interest in and to the real
property described in the
complaint herein, all of who
and whose names and places
of residence are unknown to
the plaintiffs, Defendants. TO
THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY
SUMMONED to answer the
complaint in this action, to
serve a copy of your answer,
or, if the complaint is not
served with the summons, to
serve notice of appearance,
on the plaintiffs’ attorney
within twenty (20) days after
the service of this summons,
exclusive of the date of service (or within thirty (30) days
after the service is complete if
this summons is not personally delivered to you within
the State of New York), and
in case of failure to appear
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Different Stories On
Potential Bayside
Shelter
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
Could Bayside be the next location
in Queens to get a homeless shelter?
That question has different answers
depending on whom you speak to. According to Councilman Paul Vallone
(D-Bayside), the Dept. of Homeless
Services is reviewing an emergency
shelter site in the Bayside community.
When asked to comment, the DHS
said there are no plans for a shelter in
the mostly residential neighborhood
at this time.
According to Vallone’s office, a
briefing from the DHS was given to
councilmembers and State legislators
about districts being considered for
emergency shelter sites and Bayside
was on the list. The councilman sent
out a statement slamming the DHS
for considering Bayside for an emergency shelter. The release said that
no concrete plans have been made,
but the exploration into the unknown
site’s viability for a shelter was reason
enough for concern.
“Of all the places to target for an
emergency homeless shelter, Bayside,
one of the most residential neighborhoods in New York City with an extreme lack of public transportation
options is not even remotely appropriate,” Vallone said.
The councilman wrote a letter to
the DHS, asking the agency to look
for a more suitable location. He added
that once a site is determined to be viable for a shelter, it is difficult to get
the DHS to change its plans.
“As we’ve seen time and time
again, a lack of community involvement, input or dialogue with civic
leaders, and not offering alternative
sites clearly shows a complete disregard for the effect on our community,” he said. “So to make it very clear,
I am against this and our community
is against this, and we will not sit idly
by while the DHS makes their determination.”
However, a DHS spokesperson
said that Bayside is not under consideration for a homeless shelter at this
time. It also asked for empathy in its
mission to help those New Yorkers
who are most in need.
“DHS has no plans for a shelter
in Bayside Queens at this time,” the
representative said. “However, as the
agency sheltering New York’s most
vulnerable, it is our hope that communities across the City can find compassion to help and embrace these New
Yorkers as they rebuild their lives so
they can soon contribute to a stronger
New York from which we can all benefit.”
In response, Vallone’s office said
that it believes that the DHS meant
there are no plans at the moment, be-
cause the agency is only determining
viability. The councilman is still waiting for the DHS to send its reply to his
letter.
Emergency shelters have been a
controversial issue lately in Queens,
due to the unexpected and sudden
placement of a shelter at Elmhurst’s
Pan American Hotel. The shelter’s
presence caused many aggressive protests from community residents angered by it, as well as counter-protests
from those in the shelter or those in
solidarity with its residents.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 3577400, Ext. 125, [email protected], or @JoeMarvilli.
LIC Pair Pushes To
Landmark Clock
Tower
BY JAckIE StRAwBRIdgE
Staff Writer
The clock is ticking.
With the recent purchase of the
clock tower building at Queens Plaza
in Long Island City, Michael Hall and
Matthew Chrislip of the new design
and architecture coalition +Partners
are hoping to quickly inspire community support for landmarking the
structure.
The residential development firm
Criterion Group bought the building
for $15 million.
Hall and Chrislip filed Requests for
Evaluation with the Landmarks Preservation Committee before the tower
was sold, based solely on its architectural merit, they said. However, in
light of the development, the pair visited Community Board 1 last week to
encourage “an immediate and strong
show of community support.”
By landmarking the clock tower,
Hall said, the community could rest
assured that any changes to the building would be “appropriate and respectful.”
“We’re just hoping to make sure
that the exterior remains in tact and
preserved,” Chrislip added.
The building is currently under review by the LPC, according to spokesperson Damaris Olivo.
At 14 stories, the building was the
tallest in Queens until the construction of the Citi tower in 1990. With
rapid development transforming Long
Island City into a taller, denser neighborhood, Hall and Chrislip said they
hope to preserve its visibility and significance.
Decorative crests, monograms and
gargoyles, vertical bands of contrasting brick and the clock face itself are
among some of the building’s design
features cited by Hall and Chrislip
as singular. Hall also noted that the
tower retains an “unusually high” percentage of its original material.
“It’s part of the neighborhood’s
identity,” Hall said. “There’s a lot of
development happening in Long Is-
Swearing In Student Leaders
Councilman Mark weprin
(D-Oakland
Gardens)
swore in the new student executive board of
MS 74 at a ceremony this
week. Pictured are (from
left to right) are MS 74’s
president, kenny wong;
vice president, Sanford
James; weprin; treasurer,
Mackenzie Mattone; and
secretary, Srinath Mahankali.
land City right now, especially around
Queens Plaza, so historic buildings
with a great civic presence like that
connect the area to its roots in an important way.”
Hall and Chrislip urged interested
parties to email them at [email protected]
pluspartners.org.
A representative for Shibber Khan,
who heads the Criterion Group, said
he is not commenting on plans for the
clock tower building at this time.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected]
queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
Hamilton Beach
Welcomes New Playground
BY LuIS gROndA
Staff Writer
A new playground opening in
Hamilton Beach signaled yet another
sign of recovery from Superstorm
Sandy.
The New Hamilton Beach Civic Association opened the renovated playground at Hamilton Beach Park on
Sunday afternoon, with area children
enjoying the new amenity on a sunny
weekend day.
The playground reopened after Resorts World Casino pledged to give
$40,000 to restore a deteriorating playground that was made worse when
Sandy hit New York two years ago.
It reopened to much fanfare with
many residents and community members welcoming the new equipment
and commending the people involved
in making it happen.
“What the outcome of all those meetings and those many, many months is
that new playground for our kids,” said
Roger Gendron, president of the civic
group, which drew applause from the
residents in attendance.
Local elected officials complimented Gendron for the work he did, getting the playground fixed and his work
in the community overall.
“He is really one of the driving
forces, staying on top of, not only Resorts World, but the elected officials,
the union and all the partners that
help make this a reality,” Councilman
Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) said.
A representative from Resorts
World, Michelle Stoddard, said they
knew they had to be great neighbors
and heavily involved with what goes
on in the area they do business in and
funding the playground is just one part
of their work.
Before it even opened, residents
found graffiti painted on the playground earlier this month. The civic
posted photos on its Facebook and as
soon as that happened, according to
Gendron, auxiliary officers from the
106th Precinct came to the park and
helped clean it off as quickly as they
could.
Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 3577400, ext. 127, [email protected]
com or @luisgronda.
YWCA of China
Pres. Visits Queens
Branch
The Young Women’s Christian
Association of Queens received some
visitors from overseas last week.
On Oct. 22, the Flushing branch of
the not-for-profit community organization hosted dignitaries from the
YWCA of China. President Jin Wei
and General Secretary Yang Mingming visited the Queens location
to learn about the unique ways that
YWCAs from around the world are
creating meaningful change in their
communities.
During their visit, Wei and Mingming joined Asian American seniors
from Y Evergreen School, the YWCA’s
senior enrichment program, for their
weekly luncheon, yoga and choir
practice. Both branches of the YWCA
agreed on the need for more resources
to engage seniors in recreational, educational and social activities.
The leaders of the Queens and China branches also talked about collaborating in the future through exchange
programs and student video conferences to promote global solidarity.
World YWCA United Nations representative Liz Nash was also on hand
for the visit.
“It’s great to see the incredible diversity of the YWCA movement,” she
said. “Women from around the world
supporting one another!”
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Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York
125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004 • 212-233-5531
Patrick J. Lynch, President
www.nycpba.org
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Expert: No Need For Ebola Panic
BY JORDAN GIBBONS
Staff Writer
Dr. Ram Raju, president of the
City Health and Hospital Corporation, spoke to St. Albans residents at
a Guy R. Brewer United Democratic
Club meeting on Oct. 23 to calm any
worries that the community may have
after the City began treating its first
Ebola patient last week.
The main concern he said he wanted to address is that you do not get
Ebola by touching someone or sitting
near somebody with the virus and that
if no symptoms are showing, the person is not contagious.
Concern spread across the City after reports were released on Thursday
that Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated
Ebola patients in Guinea, rode the
subway, ate at a restaurant in Manhattan and went to a bowling alley
in Brooklyn before he started seeing
symptoms.
Raju assured the attendees at the
meeting that they had nothing to worry about.
“This infection is not airborne,” he
said. “We are completely and absolutely ready to take care of patients.”
Raju said that the City has been
preparing for Ebola cases for weeks
and they have trained the staff at Bellevue Hospital Center on how to handle
any patients who came to New York.
“It is our job to make sure we are
doing everything possible to protect
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village, left) joined
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio and
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro at FDNY EMS Station 10 in Manhattan, to commend FDNY EMS personnel on their handling of the
first diagnosed case of Ebola in the City.
very similar symptoms.
New Yorkers,” he said.
Raju said that there
“If you do the right
is no vaccine for the vithings
consistently
rus so workers can only
every time, every day,
treat the symptoms, but
every patient, it will be
as long as the proper
okay.”
procedures are taken,
Raju said that Belpatients can be cared
levue has two isolafor.
tion rooms ready for
Raju cited the care
patients and two more
given to the two healthset aside if needed.
care workers who conHealthcare
workers
tracted the virus in
have been trained in
Texas after treating the
how to wear the profirst Ebola patient in the
tective suits and get
U.S., Thomas Duncan.
them off, since the
process of taking them
Photo by Jordan Gibbons He said that since they
off is when someone is Dr. Ram Raju ensured were handled properly
at the most risk if they St. Albans residents and cared for by trained
have intimate contact that the City is pre- professionals, they are
with a bodily fluid, pared to care for Ebola both doing fine.
“If you treat them
such as diarrhea or patients.
early, there are very
vomit.
There is a three-step process to good results,” Raju said.
The one piece of advice Raju gave
handling potential Ebola patients, according to Raju. The first step is identi- to New Yorkers is to get a flu shot, befying the patient’s history to see if they cause the flu’s symptoms are the same
have been to one of the three countries and it can save the time and effort of
where the outbreak has spread: Libe- hospital workers if less patients show
up with the flu.
ria, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
“New Yorkers are very resilient,”
Once that has been established,
they isolate the patient so they cannot he said. “Just make sure that you wash
your hands.”
contaminate anyone else.
Reach Jordan Gibbons at (718)357Finally, they begin to evaluate the
patient’s symptoms to ensure they do 7400 Ext. 123, [email protected]
have the Ebola virus, since the flu has com or @jgibbons2.
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Women’s Equality Party Set For Election
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
While this year’s Statewide election
is not as competitive as last year’s City
elections, the creation of the Women’s
Equality Party has thrown a new element into the mix for 2014.
The WEP started as a response to
the lack of progress on the 10-point
Women’s Equality Act, a bill proposed
by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that stalled in
the Republican-controlled State Senate. The party’s cause is two-fold. It
hopes to get enough votes on its ballot
line so it can be established as a party.
It also aims to put the pieces and people into place for the Women’s Equality Act to pass next year.
The Women’s Equality Act has 10
provisions meant to support women’s
rights. The bill calls for pay equity for
women, the end of sexual harassment
in the workplace, the end of discrimination from businesses against pregnant women and the end of hiring
and discrimination practices against
parents. It would also strengthen human trafficking laws, stop landlord
discrimination against women who
use housing assistance, ban housing
discrimination for domestic violence
victims, toughen domestic violence
laws and allow the recovery of attorneys’ fees in employment, credit and
lending cases.
inequality in the State.
Although all of these points
The formation of the WEP
have received near-universal
appeared to create some stress
support in Albany, the 10th
with the Working Families Paritem, which would reinforce
ty, traditionally seen as the leftthe State’s alignment with Roe
wing third party in the State.
v Wade, has caused controTherefore, the creation of the
versy. Its detractors, many of
WEP could siphon votes away
whom are Republicans, have
from the WFP. Quinn said
refused to pass that part of the
though that there is no tension
bill, instead requesting that
and no need for any to exist.
the other nine points receive
“The truth is, the WFP, bea vote. The bill’s supporters
cause of its hard work, is reare calling for the entire plan
ally established. They don’t
to pass as it stands.
have anything to worry about,”
One of the WEP’s supportQuinn said. “If we want pay
ers, former Council Speaker
equality, stronger domestic
Christine Quinn, said that the
Former Council Speaker Christine Quinn
violence and a real law in NY
party rejects the partial passpeaks at a rally for the Women’s Equality Parthat protects a women’s right
sages of the State Senate and
ty, which formed earlier this year.
to choose, we need to up our
backs those pledging to apsupporters, she admitted that it is a game. It’s not ‘instead of,’ it’s ‘in adprove the entire bill.
“Unfortunately, the State Sen- challenge to break into a two-party dition to.’”
Quinn added that although the
ate, particularly the Republicans, just system.
“Getting voter turnout is never easy WEP is starting its fight on a statewide
walked away. Women shouldn’t have
to accept less than full equality,” she under any situation,” she said. “You level, it is also part of a national dissaid. “We need to make sure we have need to make sure they go to other cussion about women’s rights.
“I think it’s clear that the problems
people in Albany that are pro-Wom- party lines and they go for the assembly, senators and Congress members we’re having here are not in any way
en’s Equality 100 percent.”
shape or form only about New York,”
Besides its fight for the passage of who are for the WEP.”
According to Quinn, Cuomo’s sup- she said. “If what we start here grows
the act, the WEP is also fighting for its
existence as a political party this elec- port and hand in the formation of the and spreads, all the better.”
To learn more about the WEP, visit
tion season. There needs to be 50,000 party gave it a nice boost, but she addvotes on the WEP line for it to be es- ed that there is “a frustration” among http://womensequalityparty.org.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357tablished as a political party for future women in the State. Their grassroots
elections. While Quinn said that the efforts to increase the WEP’s influ- 7400, Ext. 125, [email protected] is doing everything to garner ence come from anger at continued bune.com, or @JoeMarvilli.
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arrival, officers observed a 66-yearold female, identified as Rose Ragsdale, unconscious and unresponsive,
with stab wounds to her chest and
arm. EMS responded to the location
and transported the victim to an area
hospital, where she was pronounced
dead.
Burglary Pattern – The
NYPD is asking the public’s assistance
identifying and locating the following male wanted in connection to a
commercial burglary pattern, with a
number of incidents occurring within
Queens police precincts.
In each of the 21 incidents, span107th Precinct
ning from the end of June to Oct. 20,
arrest – On Oct. 24, police
the suspect or suspects forced entry
charged Latoya Curinto commercial esry, 35, of Briarwood
tablishments via the
with second-degree
roof, side/rear doors
murder in regards to
or ventilation ducts
an alleged homicide.
while the business
According to a rewas closed. The susport, police respondpect then removed
ed to a residence and
miscellaneous items,
discovered a 4-yearcurrency from the
old girl, identified as
cash register and
This individual is wanted in Linayjah Meraldo,
broke into ATMs.
Incidents
in connection to a burglary pat- 4, unconscious and
unresponsive. EMS
Queens
occurred tern Citywide.
responded and prowithin the 102nd,
103rd, 105th, 109th 111th and 114th nounced the child dead. The medical
examiner deemed the death a homiprecincts.
Anyone with information is asked cide.
to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
109th Precinct
at (800) 577-tips, visit www.nypdPolice involved sHootcrimestoppers.com or text tips to
274637(CRIMES), then enter TIP577. ing – At approximately 8:24 a.m. on
Oct. 26, police were present in front of
All calls are confidential.
43-32 Kissena Blvd. to conduct a field
104th Precinct
investigation in regards to a menacFatal Pedestrian acci- ing complaint, which originated from
dent – At 6:07 a.m. on Oct. 23, po- New York Hospital Queens.
Earlier in the morning, a 29-yearlice responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at 80th Street and Cooper old male, present at the hospital,
threatened personnel with a knife beAvenue.
Upon arrival, officers discovered fore fleeing the location. At 7:39 a.m.,
an unconscious and unresponsive a patrol sergeant and his operator remale, identified as Martin Srodin, 46, sponded to a 911 call at the hospital
of Glendale with severe trauma to the to investigate the complaint. Pursuant
body. EMS responded to the scene to the investigation at the hospital and
and transported the male to Elmhurst while canvassing the area, a suspect
Hospital, where he was pronounced fitting the description was observed in
front of the above address.
dead.
The sergeant and his operator apA preliminary investigation determined that a 64-year-old operator proached the subject on foot. The
of a 2009 tractor trailer was traveling suspect, holding a utility knife in his
eastbound on Cooper Avenue when hand, confronted one of the officers
he made a left turn onto 80th Street, at who had responded. That officer then
which time the rear tire of the trailer discharged his service weapon two
struck Srodin, who was crossing 80th times, striking the suspect once in the
torso. The suspect was transported via
Street from east to west.
The operator of the tractor trailer EMA to NYHQ, where he was pronounced dead.
remained on the scene.
The three officers and the ser105th Precinct
geant were also transported via EMS
Homicide – At 3:20 a.m. on to NYHQ for treatment of tinnitus.
Oct. 24, police responded to a 911 There were no other injuries reported
call of a person stabbed inside of 223- as a result of the incident.
Got info?
Call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-tiPS (8477)
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LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE
14935 OWNERS LLC, a
domestic LLC, filed with the
SSNY on 6/27/14. Office
location: Queens County.
SSNY is designated as agent
upon whom process against
the LLC may be served. SSNY
shall mail process to Dennis
Riga, 160-16 90th St., Howard
Beach, NY 11414. General
Purposes.
________________________
NOTICE OF FORMATION,
(Advanced Data Technologies LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of
State of New York (SSNY) on (
9/11/2014 ). Office location:
( Queens). SSNY designated
for service of process. SSNY
shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC
to: United States Corporation
Agents Inc, 7014 13th Ave,
Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228.
Principal business address:
4651 159th St, Flushing, NY
11358 . Purpose: any lawful
purpose or activity.
________________________
Notice of Formation of
JANISSA LLC. Arts. of Org.
filed with NY Dept. of State:
8/12/14. Office location:
Queens County. Sec. of State
designated agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may
be served and shall mail process to: Corporate Creations
Network Inc., 15 N. Mill St.,
Nyack, NY 10960, regd.
agent upon whom process
may be served. Purpose: all
lawful purposes.
________________________
TMT NY, LLC, Arts of Org
filed with SSNY on 08/05/14.
Office Location: Queens
County, SSNY designated
as agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail a
copy of process to: The LLC,
135-10 7th Ave., Flushing, NY
11354. Purpose: to engage in
any lawful act.
________________________
Notice of Formation of
Magardichian Properties,
LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y
of State (SSNY) 9/22/14.
Office location: Queens
County. SSNY designated
as agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail copy
of process to 98-25 64th
Rd., Apt. 5B, Rego Park, NY
11374. Purpose: any lawful
activities.
________________________
S U P P L E M E N TA L S U M MONS Index No.:
705307/2014 Date of Filing
October 6, 2014 SUPREME
COURT OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS FEDERAL
NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE
MAE”), A CORPORATION
ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF
THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, Plaintiff, -againstMD AKKAS ALI, if living, or
if either or all be dead, their
wives, husbands, heirs-atlaw, next of kin, distributees,
executors, administrators,
assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or
claiming under, by or through
said MD AKKAS ALI, by
purchase, inheritance, lien or
otherwise, of any right, title or
interest in and to the premises
described in the complaint
herein, and the respective
husbands, wives, widow or
widowers of them, if any, all
of whose names are unknown
to plaintiff; NEW YORK CITY
TRANSIT ADJUDICATION
BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY
PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
BOARD; STATE OF NEW
YORK; UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA; “JOHN DOES”
and “JANE DOES”, said
names being fictitious, parties intended being possible
tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other
entities or persons who claim,
or may claim, a lien against
the premises, 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 Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty
(20) days after the service
of this summons, exclusive
of the day of service, where
service is made by delivery
upon you personally within
the State, or within thirty
(30) days after completion of
service where service is made
in any other manner, and 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 a 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. YOU
ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A
DEBT, AND ANY INFORMA-
TION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing
summons is served upon you
by publication pursuant to an
Order of the Honorable Timothy J. Dufficy of the Supreme
Court of the State of New
York, signed on September
24, 2014, and filed with supporting papers in the Office
of the Clerk of the County of
Queens, State of New York.
The object of this action is to
foreclose a mortgage upon
the premises described below, executed by MD AKKAS
ALI to JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, N.A. bearing date
April 4, 2008 and recorded
in CRFN: 2008000161530
in the County of Queens on
April 22, 2008. Thereafter
said mortgage was assigned
to CHASE HOME FINANCE,
LLC by assignment of mortgage dated January 27, 2009
and recorded in the County
of Queens on May 27, 2009
in CRFN: 2009000156679.
Thereafter said mortgage was
further assigned to FEDERAL
NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION by assignment
of mortgage dated April 5,
2014. Said premises being
known as and by 321 ELDERT
LANE, WOODHAVEN, NY
11421. Date: September
10, 2014 Batavia, New York
Virginia C Grapensteter,
Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI &
ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys
for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26
Harvester Avenue Batavia,
NY 14020 585.815.0288
Help For Homeowners In
Foreclosure New York State
Law requires that we send
you this notice about the
foreclosure process. Please
read it carefully. Mortgage
foreclosure is a complex
process. Some people may
approach you about “saving” your home. You should
be extremely careful about
any such promises. The State
encourages you to become
informed about your options
in foreclosure. There are
government agencies, legal
aid entities and other nonprofit organizations that you
may contact for information
about foreclosure while you
are working 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 Banking Department at
1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-2265697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does
not guarantee the advice of
these agencies.
________________________
Notice of Qualification of
MW Fort Lee LLC. Authority
filed with NY Dept. of State
on 8/1/14. Office location:
Queens County. LLC formed
in NJ on 11/16/11. NY Sec.
of State designated agent
of LLC upon whom process
against it may be served and
shall mail process to: c/o
Werber Management Inc.,
40-52 75th St., Elmhurst, NY
11373, principal business address. NJ address of LLC: c/o
Winne, Banta, Hetherington,
Basralian & Kahn, P.C., Court
Plaza South, East Wing, 21
Main St., Ste. 101, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Cert. of Org.
filed with NJ State Treasurer,
225 W. State St., Trenton, NJ
08625. Purpose: all lawful
purposes.
________________________
SUPREME COURT –
COUNT Y OF QUEENS
C E N T R A L M O R TG AG E
COMPANY, Plaintiff against
MOHI U. KHANDAKER,et
al Defendant(s). Pursuant to
a Judgment of Foreclosure
and Sale entered on August
28, 2014. I, the undersigned
Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County
General Courthouse, 88-11
Sutphin Boulevard, Court
Room # 25, Jamaica, N.Y. on
the 21st day of November,
2014 at 10:00 a.m. Said
premises known as 11817 152nd Street, Jamaica,
N.Y. 11434. Tax account
number: SBL #: 12206-12.
Approximate amount of lien
$497,158.96 plus interest
and costs. Premises will be
sold subject to provisions of
filed judgment and terms of
sale. Index No. 30879-10.
Peter M. Wolf, Esq., Referee.
McCabe Weisberg & Conway
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145
Huguenot Street - Suite 210
New Rochelle, New York
10801 (914) 636-8900
________________________
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 the
right to: Assume the name of
(First) August (Last) Freire My
present name is (First) Pedro
(Middle) Augusto (Last) Freire
My present address is 87-12
Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park,
NY 11417-1327 My place of
birth is Ecuador My date of
birth is August 07, 1975
________________________
Notice is hereby given that
an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on
SEP 18 2014 bearing Index
Number NC-000694-14/
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 the
right to: Assume the name
of (First) Denis (Middle) Edward (Last) Mets My present
name is (First) Tonis (Middle)
Edward (Last) Mets aka Denis
Edward Mets aka Tonis E
Mets My present address is
90-60 Union Turnpike #11F,
Glendale, NY 11385 My
place of birth is Manhattan,
NY My date of birth is August
12, 1946
________________________
Notice is hereby given that
an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on
OCT 06 2014 bearing Index
Number NC-000786-14/
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 the right
to: Assume the name of (First)
Nigel (Middle) Ndirangu
(Last) Njoroge My present
name is (First) Nigel (Middle)
Ndirangu (Last) Oriol (infant)
My present address is 61-52
219 St, Oakland Gardens, NY
11364 My place of birth is
Queens, NY My date of birth
is March 13, 2008
________________________
Notice is hereby given that
an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on
OCT 22 2014 bearing Index
Number NC-000902-14/
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 the right
to: Assume the name of (First)
Enessa (Middle) Mazal (Last)
Kalontar My present name
is (First) Enessa (Middle)
Mazal (Last) Kalantarov
(infant) My present address
is 81-17 190th Street, Hollis,
NY 11423 My place of birth
is Queens, NY My date of
birth is November 23, 1997
Assume the name of (First)
Steven (Middle) Simkha (Last)
Kalontar My present name is
(First) Steven (Middle) Simkha
(Last) Kalantarov (Infant)
My present address is 8117 190th Street, Hollis, NY
11423 My place of birth is
Queens, NY My date of birth
is November 29, 2000
________________________
Notice is hereby given that
an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on
SEP 18 2014 bearing Index
Number NC-001008-14/
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 the
right to: Assume the name
of (First) Christine (Middle)
Wilma Gladys (Last) Ray My
present name is (First) Wilma
(Middle) C. G. (Last) Ray aka
Christine Ray, aka Christine
W. G. Ray My present address
is 191-14 102nd Avenue,
Hollis, NY 11423-3230 My
place of birth is Brooklyn,
NY My date of birth is July
05, 1957
Notice is hereby given that
an Order entered by the Civil
Court, Queens County on
OCT 22 2014 bearing Index
Number NC-000890-14/
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ELECTION GUIDE
Few Competitive Races For This Year’s Election
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters will go to the polls to vote for state-wide offices
of Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General, along with candidates for
Congress, State Assembly and State Senate. While every member of the State
Legislature is up for reelection this year, only four seats in the Senate and
Assembly have a challenger on the ballot.
Congress
Competitive races in Tuesday’s elections include:
Governor / Lt. Gov.
Congress
Carolyn B. Maloney
Nicholas di Iorio
District 12 – Represents Astoria, Long
Island City and parts of Manhattan and
Brooklyn
Carolyn B. Maloney (D, WF) (Incumbent)
Nicholas di Iorio (R, C, I)
Andrew Cuomo
Rob Astorino
Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul (D, WF,
WEP, I)
Rob Astorino and Christopher Moss (R, SCC)
Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones (G)
Michael McDermott and Christopher Edes
(L)
Steven Cohn and Bobby K. Kalotee (Sapient)
Steve Israel
Grant Lally
District 3 – Represents parts of Northeast
Queens and northern Nassau County
Steve Israel (D, WF, I) (Incumbent)
Grant Lally (R, C, L)
State Comptroller
Joseph Crowley
Elizabeth Perri
District 14 – Represents Jackson Heights,
Corona, East Elmhurst, Sunnyside, Woodside, College Point and parts of the Bronx
Joseph Crowley (D, WF) (Incumbent)
Elizabeth Perri (C)
Gregory W. Meeks
Tom DiNapoli
Robert Antonacci
Tom DiNapoli (D, WEP)
Robert Antonacci (R, SCC)
Theresa Portelli (G)
John Clifton (L)
Allen F. Steinhardt
District 5 – Represents Southeast Queens,
the Rockaways and parts of southern
Nassau County
Gregory W. Meeks (D) (Incumbent)
Allen F. Steinhardt (AFC)
Attorney General
Nydia Velázquez
Eric Schneiderman
Eric Schneiderman (D, WEP)
John Cahill (R, SCC)
Ramon Jimenez (G)
Carl Person (L)
John Cahill
Jose Luis Fernandez
District 7 – Represents parts of
Ridgewood, along with parts of
Brooklyn and Manhattan
Nydia Velázquez (D, WF) (Incumbent)
Jose Luis Fernandez (R)
Allan Romaguera (C)
KEY TO PARTIES
D = Democrat
R = Republican
WF = Working Families
WEP = Women’s Equality Party
C = Conservative
I = Independent
G = Green
L = Libertarian
SCC = Stop Common Core
AFC = Allen For Congress
To find your polling place, visit
www.vote.nyc.ny.us
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ELECTION GUIDE
Ballot Proposals
State Senate
In addition to candidates for State and Congressional races, voters will
also decide on three ballot proposals on Nov. 4. The three proposals as they
will appear on Tuesday include:
Ballot Proposal 1
Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure
The proposed amendment to
sections 4 and 5 and addition of
new section 5-b to Article 3 of
the State Constitution revises the
redistricting procedure for state
legislative and congressional districts. The proposed amendment
establishes a redistricting commission every 10 years beginning
in 2020, with two members appointed by each of the four legislative leaders and two members
selected by the eight legislative
appointees; prohibits legislators
and other elected officials from
serving as commissioners; establishes principles to be used in creating districts; requires the commission to hold public hearings on
proposed redistricting plans; subjects the commission’s redistrict-
ing plan to legislative enactment;
provides that the legislature may
only amend the redistricting plan
according to the established principles if the commission’s plan is
rejected twice by the legislature;
provides for expedited court review of a challenged redistricting
plan; and provides for funding
and bipartisan staff to work for
the commission.
Shall the proposed amendment
be approved?
Ballot Proposal 2
Permitting Electronic
Distribution of State
Legislative Bills
The proposed amendment to
section 14 of Article 3 of the State
Constitution would allow electronic distribution of a state legislative
bill to satisfy the constitutional
requirement that a
bill be printed and
on the desks of state
legislators at least
three days before the
Legislature votes on
it. It would establish
the following requirements for electronic
distribution: first, legislators must be able
to review the electronically-sent bill at
their desks; second,
legislators must be
able to print the bill
if they choose; and
third, the bill cannot
be changed electronically without leaving a record of the
changes.
Shall the proposed amendment
be approved?
Ballot Proposal 3
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Schools Bond
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District 11 – Represents College Point,
Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck,
Douglaston, Floral Park, Beechhurst,
Malba and Auburndale.
Tony Avella (D) (Incumbent )
Paul Gilman (G)
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Michael Conigliaro
District 15 – Represents Howard Beach,
Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale,
Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of
South Ozone Park, Ridgewood,
Woodside and the Rockaways.
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D, WF) (Incumbent)
Michael Conigliaro (R, C)
State Assembly
Catherine Nolan
John Kevin Wilson
District 37 – Represents Sunnyside, Astoria, Ridgewood, Woodside, Long Island
City, Maspeth, Queensbridge, Ravenswood
Catherine Nolan (D, WF) (Incumbent)
John Kevin Wilson (L)
Ron Kim
Phil Gim
District 40 – Represents parts of
Whitestone, Flushing and Murray Hill
Ron Kim (D, WF) (Incumbent)
Phil Gim (R, I)
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Jack Friedman:
Making a Difference
Expanding The Queens Chamber’s Mission
BY STEVEN J. FERRARI
Editor-in-Chief
The economic landscape in Queens
has evolved considerably over the last
seven years, and the Queens Chamber
of Commerce has been there to help
businesses in the Borough adapt to the
changing climate.
Leading the way for the Chamber
has been its executive director, a former video store owner who worked
his way up to becoming the voice for
Queens businesses.
Jack Friedman has served as executive director of the Queens Chamber
of Commerce since December 2007.
In that time, he said, the Chamber has
built upon its already-strong reputation
to create an environment where business owners can find an advocate to
help them grow.
“The Chamber has become more
prominent in the Borough as a go-to
place for business issues,” Friedman
said. “It’s now a true voice for business
issues, and I’m not sure that happened
before.”
He noted that with the potential
for the development of up-and-coming
business hot spots like Long Island
City, especially within the growing tech
sector coming out of the new Cornell
Technion Center on Roosevelt Island,
Queens is set to become the next
“place to be” in the City.
“It’s not outside the realm of
possibility that places like Google
and Amazon are going to want a
site close to Cornell Technion,”
he said, adding that the proposed
developments in Western Queens
could benefit greatly from the
influx of tech sector businesses.
“They’re going to need places for
housing and for established commercial centers.”
Under Friedman’s direction,
the Queens Chamber of Commerce has taken on a dedicated
advocacy role on business issues,
not just within the Borough, but
PHOTO BY STEvEN J. FERRARI
throughout the City. He credits Queens Chamber of Commerce Execthe Chamber with taking a lead utive director Jack Friedman, speakrole in the City avoiding Conges- ing at the Chamber’s recent Business
tion Pricing – a plan to charge Person of the Year awards ceremony.
a fee for vehicles travelling into
the central business district in Manhat- other to work together to help one antan – as well as working with the City other succeed.
The Chamber assists the businesses
Council Speaker on paid sick leave
under the umbrella of these BIDs in
legislation.
“Our voice was respected enough learning how to market themselves
that our concerns were listened to,” and promote what makes them special, which helps smaller mom-and-pop
he said.
One of the most successful enter- shops compete with malls and other
prises the Chamber has championed, chain stores, which have stronger marFriedman said, has been to organize keting arms behind them.
“It’s something we’re new at, but
merchants into Business Improvement
Districts, bringing businesses that pre- it’s also something we’re very good
viously had no relationships with each at,” Friedman said.
The Chamber’s executive director said that the diverse nature that
makes up the Borough becomes both
a blessing and a challenge when trying
to create new Business Improvement
Districts. While the diverse neighborhoods have a sense of community unto
themselves, many of the larger immigrant communities are insular and difficult to penetrate due to a fear of the
unknown. Friedman said the Chamber
has worked hard to alleviate some
fears that many small businesses have
about the nature of the BIDs.
Friedman said the BIDs have been
successful in teaching small businesses
about City rules and regulations, and
that education pays off when a merchant avoids fines for things he may not
have been aware of otherwise.
In addition to the Chamber’s continued work to help Queens businesses,
Friedman said that the Borough is aided
now by having “a Borough President
who gets it,” referring to Melinda Katz.
He said that he believes that the stature of Queens will continue to grow in
the coming years, as Queens begins to
promote its standing as “The World’s
Borough.”
“We’re not going to be ‘The Other
Borough’ anymore,” Friedman said.
Reach Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 3577400, Ext. 122, email [email protected] or @stevenferrari.
Dr. Arthur Flug:
Keeping Memories Alive For QCC’s Kupferberg
BY LuIS GRoNdA
Staff Writer
After years working for elected officials and as a New York City school
teacher, Dr. Arthur Flug was set to retire from the daily grind of work life
and spend his remaining years kicking
up his legs and relaxing.
But when he got an offer to run
the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at
Queensborough Community College in
Bayside, Flug said he knew it was an offer that he could not turn down.
Flug had a long career before becoming executive director of the Holocaust Center. He spent 30 years as
a teacher in the City’s public school
system, before serving on the staffs of
two Queens officials. Flug first served
as a District Administrator for former
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman. His duties
included constituent services, budget
design, legislative development, fund
raising and community relations.
He then moved to Israel to serve
in that country’s army for two years.
Following that stint, he came back to
the U.S. and was named the Executive
Director of the Metropolitan Region of
the American Jewish Congress, dealing
with inter-group relations and churchstate issues.
Flug returned to working in govern-
ment after two years
at that position, becoming the Chief of
Staff for then-Councilman David Weprin. According to his
official biography, his
duties in that position
include “doing intensive work in support
of enhancing the operation of community
organizations
and
citywide budget allocations.”
PHOTO BY LUIS GRONDA
After he decided dr. Arthur Flug is the head of the Kupferberg
to retire, Flug said he Holocaust Center at Queensborough Commubegan volunteering at nity College.
the Holocaust center,
lending a helping hand to whatever was stories alive,” he said.
needed.
The survivors have a weekly meetAfter he took over as head of the ing at the center to discuss events recenter, he became in charge of organiz- garding the center as well as catch up
ing programs for the center and send- on how everyone is doing in their lives,
ing Queens-based Holocaust survivors according to Flug.
to give speeches and lectures about
The theme of keeping people’s stowhat it was like to go through those ries alive served as the chief reason for
atrocities during World War II.
the Holocaust Center creating the exFlug said there are about 30 Holo- hibit for the Asian Comfort Women.
caust survivors left in Queens and they
The exhibit tells the stories of
make sure to send them to school and women from China, Korea and the
community meetings whenever they Philippines forced into sexual slavare asked.
ery during World War II by Japa“It’s important that we keep their nese soldiers who were occupying
those territories at that time.
The center runs a class for students,
which allows them to eventually interview a comfort woman who went
through that mistreatment and tell
them of their first-hand experience.
Flug said the students spend weeks
learning about the women before doing a video chat interview with one
towards the end of the course. They
then write a paper summarizing the
interview and incorporate what they
learned during the course as well.
According to Flug, the students often come away taken back by hearing
their stories and usually keep in touch
with them after the course is finished.
Flug said the women usually have a
message they pass onto the students
they meet.
“They always say to them ‘don’t
forget about us, please continue to tell
our story,’” he said.
Flug said they are using that same
message for the Holocaust survivors,
as they are dwindling in number as
well. Flug said they are in the process
of reaching out to the grandchildren
of the survivors so that they can meet
them and make sure their story is being
passed on as well.
Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400,
ext. 127, [email protected] or
@luisgronda.
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Roy Fox:
Taking Care Of Rufus King Manor’s History
BY JORDAN GIBBONS
Staff Writer
Roy Fox may have fallen into being
the caretaker of Rufus King Manor in
1989, but he said he could not be happier with the position he has held for
25 years.
His wife at the time was in charge of
restoring the carousel at Prospect Park
when Fox met with Tupper Thomas,
who ran the Brooklyn-based park.
Thomas asked Fox if he was interested
in moving into the newly-renovated
third floor apartment.
Fox said he jumped at the opportunity to stay for free at the home of one
of the framers of the Constitution.
“Right time and right place,” Fox
said. “I’m looking out on what I call
the back 40, which is Rufus King Park.
I have the opportunity to read, write
and learn in a place that really makes
a difference.”
Along with Executive Director Mary
Anne Mrozinski, who has also been
at Rufus King Manor since 1989, Fox
works with the education directors to
ensure the property is in good shape.
The manor was designated a landmark by the City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1966 and was
added to the National Register of His-
Jukay Hsu:
toric Places in 1974. The
people know that Rufus King
funding for the museum
lived right here,” he said.
and the grounds comes
King Manor hosted about
from both public and
160 school groups last year
private entities, which
and offers a large variety of
includes the King Manor
events for children to learn
Association.
about history, but the most
King Manor engages
meaningful day to Roy Fox
its audiences with historis Sept. 17, which is Citizenic site tours, interactive
ship Day.
exhibits, lectures, public
This year, King Manor
programs and school and
helped to usher in more
community
outreach.
than 60 new citizens on the
The goal of the associaback lawn.
tion is to make history
“That’s our big day,” he
relevant and to foster an
said “What a joyful experiPHOTO By JORDAN GIBBONS
awareness of the roots of
ence.”
Roy Fox delivered a passionate speech at Citizenship
the present and a deeper
Fox gets to deliver one of
Day in September, while Borough President Melinda
appreciation of history as
his patented speeches every
Katz and Councilman Rory Lancman look on.
an ongoing process.
Citizenship Day to tell the
Fox has been working with other taker is when he gets to lecture to stu- new Americans about the hard work of
historians to increase King’s presence dents and visitors about the history that one of Jamaica’s own historic figures.
in history books due to his role as a took place right in Downtown Jamaica,
Despite King’s unsuccessful attempt
founding father and as an anti-slavery especially when they are residents to rid Americans of the common belief
advocate who spoke out against slav- from the community who have never at the time that slavery was tolerable,
ery decades before Abraham Lincoln visited the museum before. Fox takes Fox hopes visitors to King Manor leave
advantage of his billowing, passionate with one lesson.
successfully abolished enslavement.
“We’re busy turning Rufus King into radio voice that he perfected as a radio
“The lesson we have is win, lose or
the Major Leagues of American Histo- host for more than 30 years while in- draw, you do the right thing because
ry, as he should be,” Fox said. “Rufus forming listeners about the integrity of it’s the right thing to do,” Fox said.
King was 40 years earlier than Lincoln, the former U.S. Senator who lived on
Reach Jordan Gibbons at (718)357Jamaica Avenue.
but that was the path that he set.”
7400 Ext. 123, [email protected]
“It’s just a joyful thing for me to let com or @jgibbons2.
One of Fox’s favorite tasks as care-
Growing The Technology Landscape In Queens
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
Jukay Hsu is dedicated to the future
of Queens. By striving to advance technology training and entrepreneurship
in Queens, he is helping to transform
the Borough into a landscape ready for
the digital age.
Hsu is the founder of Coalition for
Queens, a nonprofit that fosters the
Queens technology ecosystem to increase economic opportunities for all. It
works to help a diverse population harness the necessary skills and expertise to
succeed in the tech industry, the second
biggest economic sector in the City.
Raised in Flushing, Hsu got his first
taste of contributing to the betterment of his community while he was
in high school. He attended Stuyvesant
High School in Manhattan and initially
joined the Red Cross to hang out with
his friends in Queens. Once he got
into the work though, he found that it
suited him.
“I realized I really enjoyed it, going to different neighborhoods, helping out, getting involved in community
events and learning about disaster relief,” Hsu said.
After Sept. 11, 2001, Hsu was involved with the Red Cross’ relief efforts. Once he graduated from Harvard
University, Hsu served as a U.S. Army
officer where he commanded a rifle
PHOTO By JOE MARvILLI
Jukay Hsu founded the Coalition
for Queens to foster a tech ecosystem in the Borough.
platoon in Iraq and earned the Bronze
Star Medal. He also helped to create
the first private provincial radio station
with Iraqi reporters. Although he was
an infantryman, he learned some lessons overseas that would contribute to
his outlook and philosophy for C4Q.
“I met some extraordinarily smart
people in the military. It’s not about
what school you went to or what your
educational background is to know
how smart or talented you are,” he
said. “There are so many talented people out there. It’s just giving them the
opportunity and training and support
to allow them to do those things.”
A significant part of C4Q is working to unlock that potential by teaching
individuals how to code, how to create
applications and how to break into the
tech industry. Access Code is one such
element for that plan. This program is
a nine-month course that teaches people how to code, with no tech backgrounds required. Access Code also
helps its students learn how to succeed
in a tech-based interview, how to raise
venture capital, how to create an online business model and more.
Hsu said these skills will open up
opportunities at dozens of companies
throughout the City that are struggling
with a lack of qualified applicants to fill
their job openings.
“There’s tens of thousands of jobs unfulfilled. They are very well-paying jobs,”
Hsu said. “Talking to start-ups and companies, the biggest constraint to growth is
the lack of people who can code.”
C4Q also gave a helping hand after
Superstorm Sandy devastated Queens
in the fall of 2012. Hsu said the organization came up with two initiatives to
assist where it could. It opened up a
small workspace to people who needed
it, giving them somewhere to work for
free if they did not have power or could
not get to their job. It also worked with
then-Borough President Helen Marshall to create a website called Queens
Help, which listed online resources for
various disaster scenarios.
“That was all volunteer-based. For
us, it’s about what else can we do to
support communities here,” Hsu said.
The C4Q founder was recently appointed to the Queens Library’s Board
of Trustees. Hsu said he was honored
for the opportunity to work with a resource he has used all his life. He said
he was given the chair of technology
for the library, a role he plans to use to
help it further succeed in the digital age.
The first goal is making sure Queens Library moves in the right direction.
“The number one priority is making sure that we have the right leadership in place, we have financial control
and oversight, that we know money is
spent properly,” he said.
With technology affecting nearly
every field imaginable, Hsu’s efforts to
better train Queens residents for techbased opportunities is preparing them
for life in the 21st century. He said the
Borough’s population is smart and capable to handle the work. It is just a
matter of unlocking their potential.
“In the next five to 10 years, I’d
love to see billion-dollar companies being created here in Queens,” he said.
“If we have the right talent here, the
other things will fall into place.”
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400,
Ext. 125, [email protected], or
@JoeMarvilli.
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Kevin Kim:
Queens’ Renaissance Man Of Public Service
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
From the time he was in high school
and going forward, Kevin Kim dedicated
his life to helping others. While many
people hone in on one or two causes,
Kim contributed to the betterment of
his community in several fields.
Whether it is his experience in government, his work with the American
Red Cross or his forays into education,
Kim is always working to create a better world and a better Queens.
Kim said that one of the experiences that shaped him towards community service was his time as an intern
at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.
Part of his motivation came from his
education at Townsend Harris High
School, where he learned an oath Ancient Greek citizens used to take. They
would swear to leave the City better
than they found it, a philosophy Kim
follows to this day.
“I encourage all high school and junior high school kids to get involved
with their local communities,” he said.
“At first, you may be volunteering to
get high school credit, but once you get
involved, you see the people who actually benefit from your time and effort.”
In his leap towards public service,
Kim got a job as the deputy director
of community affairs for former U.S.
Rep. Gary Ackerman. He worked
for the Congressman from 2006 to
From health to politics to education, Kevin Kim has dedicated his
life to public service.
2010, helping him achieve his goals in
Queens.
Kim said that while government cannot solve everything, he saw Ackerman
work to help people overcome problems in their everyday lives. In one instance, he helped the Congressman cut
through bureaucracy and red tape to
get a paralyzed war veteran a rotating
chair that turns his body and prevents
bedsores.
The devotion and relentlessness to
assisting others that Kim learned from
Ackerman inspired him to run for City
Council in 2009.
“When you have a role model like
Congressman Ackerman and you can
see the amazing things he did to help
people in need, it inspired me to do
more,” Kim said. “Even though I didn’t
win, from a different angle, in the
Korean-American and Asian-American
community, it generated a lot of excitement. Before that, many of them didn’t
understand the role of the City Council.
That whole education process, it made
the experience all worthwhile.”
Kim added that his campaign for
City Council is one of his proudest experiences so far, due to the number of
young volunteers that were motivated
to get involved in public service and
help others.
“We were able to engage over 100
high school and college volunteers,
many of them who for the first time
had been involved in the political process,” he said. “From that campaign,
five years later, I’ve seen a lot of these
kids who are going into government
and nonprofit work. It’s very rewarding to see that.”
Outside of politics, Kim joined the
American Red Cross Queens chapter,
raising money and contributing to outreach efforts for the disaster relief organization. He was also part of Friends
of Thirteen, a nonprofit assisting Channel 13 with creating quality, educational programming in New York.
Kim’s work in education is not limited to television though. He is a co-
founder of Abakidz, a program teaching young children advanced math skills
with the use of an abacus. Although the
tool may be one of the oldest calculation devices to exist, its tactile nature
develops their skills to the point of
quickly adding digits that are three to
four digits long in their heads.
The program started when Kim met
abacus master Jeonghee Lee in South
Korea. He saw her teaching methods
with the abacus and the positive effect
it had on students and brought it to
Bayside’s New York Academy.
“It’s not a secret that a lot of our
schoolchildren are struggling in math,”
Kim said. “A lot of kids could benefit,
or require, something tactile, that they
can touch. We’re excited about the impact we can have on our public school
system.”
Kim is also educating small business
owners as the commissioner of the
New York State Liquor Authority. In
that role, he is teaching owners how
to be licensees and how to avoid fines
concerning alcohol.
With so many ways that he helps
the community, Kim is a renaissance
man when it comes to making a difference in Queens. He said that helping
others is its own reward and something
he plans to continue doing for the foreseeable future.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400,
Ext. 125, [email protected], or
@JoeMarvilli.
NYFAC:
A Safe Haven For Queens’ Autistic Children
BY LuIs GROndA
Staff Writer
Although Andrew Baumann is leading the way for the success of the New
York Families for Autistic Children
Center, he credits the collaborative effort of his team for the center’s rise.
The NYFAC center opened its
doors in April 2013, several months
after their original planned date.
The delay was caused by the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy. Much like
the rest of Howard Beach, Hamilton
Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula,
NYFAC suffered extensive damage
from the storm. The building’s entire
first floor was flooded with four feet
of water, delaying its November 2012
opening by five months.
“We were two weeks away from
opening. We had everything set up and
ready to go, and then Sandy came,”
Baumann said.
According to Baumann, the center’s
president and Chief Executive Officer, the establishment suffered about
$285,000 in damages from the storm.
Persevering through the difficulty of
picking up the pieces after the storm,
the center eventually cut the ribbon to
its doors and has quickly established itself as a force in the autism community,
as well as a servant for Howard Beach and the rest of the
Borough.
Baumann began what eventually became the NYFAC center back in 1996, when he and
his wife, Pamela, learned that
their son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism. The diagnosis made him realize that he
needed to get involved in helping his son, and others who are
dealing with the disease in their
family as well, he said.
Baumann said they started
by opening an autism support
group at the Heartshare preschool building in Lindenwood,
PHOTO BY LUIS GRONdA
offering a chance for families Andrew Baumann is the president and CEO
to share their stories about of the nYFAC center in Howard Beach.
taking care of a loved one with
the disease and learning more about
Among what they offer is an afterautism itself.
school program, which runs from 3
Once word spread about the support p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through
group, more and more people attended Thursday. According to the website,
the sessions. This eventually led them the program allows kids with autism
to secure enough funding to take over to be in a safe, structured environment
what used to be the Bernard Fineson during the after-school hours. Among
Center and open the NYFAC building.
the activities they offer are musical inNYFAC offers several types of ser- struments, visual arts, dance and techvices, including support services, clini- nology/computer training.
cal services, recreational programs and
Baumann also said they encourage
training.
every decision and program at NYFAC
be done together as a group. An example he gave was parental participation
in programs their kids are involved in.
He said that the parents are often doing the same activity their children are
if they are enrolled in a program.
“If the kid is playing basketball or
another activity, then the parent is doing it too. They are not standing there
watching,” Baumann said.
As for the future, Baumann is working on getting legislation introduced
that would install a chip inside of an
autistic child. He said the chip would
not be used unless the child cannot be
found, and then it would be activated
to find his or her location. The device
would be dormant inside the child’s
body otherwise.
Baumann said this chip would make
it much easier for a parent, if an Avonte-like scenario occurred and the child
escaped from home or school.
The device is in its early stages, Baumann said, and he is talking with interested companies in using technology
to create the device before moving it
further along on the process.
“If it saves one life, this chip would
be totally worth it,” he said.
Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400,
ext. 127, [email protected] or
@luisgronda.
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Susan Scatena:
Goes The Extra Mile To Get Kids Reading
By Jackie StrawBridge
Staff Writer
She has sat in a tub of Jell-O,
dressed like a chicken and cradled a
boa constrictor, all to get Whitestone
kids reading.
Since 2006, children’s librarian Susan Scatena has been performing annual stunts to reward Whitestone’s
young library patrons for their summer reading. This year, after kids read
more than 6,300 books, Scatena sat in
a tub of cold spaghetti.
“I just wanted to get kids to read.
Sometimes it was slow during the summer,” Scatena said of the challenges. “I
wanted to get the kids’ attention, to do
something that they thought would be
so outrageous that they had to come
see it for themselves.”
The College Point native has a
long history with the Queens Library,
stretching back to her high school
years, when she worked as a library
page. She said she has been at the
Whitestone Library for more than a
decade, and has known some of her
customers since they were infants.
which she called “always wonScatena said that her goal as
derful.”
a librarian is “expanding on the
Beyond opening kids’ eyes
love of knowledge, the love of
to the library and literature,
reading.”
Scatena said she hopes to en“[I try to] make sure the
courage lifelong relationships
kids are realizing that there’s
with books. She urged families
something to do outside of
to get library cards for their
Whitestone. Whitestone isn’t
children by the time they enthe only part of the world that
ter kindergarten, and said that
they’re going to be involved
visiting the library should be a
with in later life,” she said, addweekly event.
ing that bringing their attention
“It’s important to make it a
to a wide range of genres, from
routine,” she said, noting that
travel to history to fairy tales,
her library also provides puzhelps her achieve this goal.
zles, games and coloring books
Scatena’s drive to grab kids’
to make the kids feel at home.
attention informs her daily
When asked what she considwork as well as the summer
PHOTO BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE
stunts, from arranging the chil- whitestone librarian Susan Scatena with young ers the most rewarding aspect
dren’s section books in an eye- readers Jeremy (upper right), cristian and ad- of her job, Scatena answered,
“probably everything.”
catching way, to hosting craft alina.
“I enjoy meeting parents,
and story time events.
“I want the kids to feel I’m ap- Scatena with questions and hugs and I enjoy meeting the kids,” she continproachable. They know me for years, showing off their knowledge of the li- ued. “Just everything. Working with
kids and expanding on the love of
and they can always come to me,” she brary’s various events.
Gina D’Angelo was one of the par- knowledge.”
added.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
A cluster of visitors to the Whites- ents visiting the library with their chiltone library last Friday afternoon ap- dren. She said she frequently brings her 357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected] to confirm this, coming up to two sons to Susan’s storytime events, stribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
Community Mediation Services:
Solving Issues With Communication And Respect
By JOrdaN giBBONS
Staff Writer
Since 1983, Community Mediation
Services in Jamaica has been cultivating
respectful relationships, fostering communication and understanding rather
than intolerance within families and
communities.
Mark Kleiman, founder of CMS, has
instilled the philosophical approach to
respect, educate and empower youth,
families and communities in all of the
programs at the organization.
“We help people figure out how
to negotiate their lives in terms of
concrete goals and become a self-advocate,” Kleiman said. “We connect
them with whatever resources they
might need and help them achieve
those objectives.”
Kleiman said the organization diverts nearly 2,000 cases from the justice system every year and they provide mediation services for all people
who are in conflict with themselves,
the community, the law or even their
neighbors.
One of the elements of the organization is the Young Men’s Initiative,
which is a Dept. of Probation program.
There are three different parts to the
mentor-based program, which focuses
on young men and women who are in
different stages with criminal or family
court.
The AIM program is for younger
adults who are diverted from criminal
or family court cases and has a more intensive model based around mentors.
The Archers program is for 16-to24-year-olds who are on probation or
parole, either as an alternative or to
transition out of the justice system.
The Justice Scholars program is also
for 16-to-24-year-olds who are dealing
with recent or current court involvement and is primarily based on lawyer
referrals but can be voluntarily applied
too. It focuses on TASC training to get
high school equivalency diplomas and
move on to college.
“The mentors’ job is to help them
shift their goals and figure out how to
move their life in the right direction,”
Kleiman said. “We want to help them
get to the next stage of employment
or education. We help them develop
skills to negotiate into the employment
arena.”
Kleiman said that the Justice Scholars
program lasts about nine months, while
the AIM and Archers programs are
about four months long, but they are
not restricted to those time frames since
some people need more attention.
“It’s always easier once they’ve gotten comfortable with our mentors, the
building and the program,” he said.
“They seem to really connect with the
mentors. We consider the programs in
some respect open-ended. Sometimes
they contact us or come by if they continue to struggle.”
Kleiman was a law guardian for Legal
Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division for
eight years before he began developing
the programs that led to CMS, which
led him to the conclusion that the adversarial process is usually inappropriate
and damaging for solving most
family problems.
He said he noticed a dramatic shift 40 years ago in
the juvenile justice system
towards treating youth as
people with needs and opinions, rather than patronizing
them.
“We’ve transformed the
way systems operate from
it being adversarial and punitive to using an approach
that’s collaborative,” he said.
“It’s the core formula in how
to assist people. Help them
think and figure out what
is most important to them.
We’re paying much less of a
price, not only for the dollar,
but for the community.”
CMS gets funding from a community Mediation Services features the
variety of City agencies, in- young Men’s initiative, which aims to keep
cluding the City Administra- young adults out of the justice system.
tion for Children’s Services,
the Office of Court Administration, the diators Beyond Borders in Israel.
Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the
“This is the field with the greatDept. of Youth and Community Devel- est importance and greatest potential
opment and the Office of Child Sup- in achieving a balance for people and
port Enforcement.
communities,” Kleiman said. “It proThe organization is based in Jamaica vides a healthier option that enables
and while it supports many young adults people to find stability and satisfaction
in the area, it just started a new con- in self-actualization within themselves
tract with the City Supported Training and with others.”
and Employment Preparation Services
For more information, visit www.
to work with youth who are in danger mediatenyc.org or call (718) 523in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Is- 6868, Ext. 269.
land City. It also provides training and
Reach Jordan Gibbons at (718)357mediation throughout the City, along 7400, Ext. 123, [email protected]
with an international project called Me- com or @jgibbons2.
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Joseph Mattone Sr.:
Decades Of Philanthropy To The Borough
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
In his 83 years, Joseph Mattone Sr.
has contributed to or led a nearly countless number of endeavors to improve
the lives of those in his community.
As the chairman and CEO of the
Board of the Mattone Group, Mattone
Sr. is using his success to give back to
those who need a hand to better themselves. While a large portion of his philanthropic efforts center on education,
he has given to and joined causes that
benefit several different fields.
Mattone said that he first realized
that he wanted to contribute to his
community when his career got off
the ground, he made some money and
wanted to give back.
“I started to see there was a big
dropout rate among students from
high school. I felt the value of education was so essential to anyone wanting
to improve and benefit their lifestyle,”
he said. “It just grew from one worthy
cause and charity to another.”
This desire to help others achieve
academically came from Mattone’s
own education. The youngest of nine
children, he attended Stuyvesant High
School, St. John’s Prep and St. John’s
College and Law School.
His experiences at St. John’s and the
financial leg up he received from the
Joseph Mattone Sr. changed the
lives of many for the better with
the buildings he constructed,
jobs he created and education
programs he supported.
administration and his siblings formed
the catalyst for his own generosity towards education.
“What St. John’s provided me
was an opportunity to continue my
education. They gave me a scholarship for that time because I just
didn’t have the money to finish it,”
he said. “I went over to the college
from the prep and I was able to eke
out the tuition then from the gener-
osity of my brothers and sisters.”
Mattone’s education would lead to
his success with the Mattone Group,
where he has been involved with the
development of more than 70 properties. Many of these projects are based in
Queens, not only providing new amenities, but creating hundreds of jobs.
Among the big changes the Mattone
Group brought to Queens was the creation of Jamaica Center, a shopping
center that attracted big-name tenants
to the neighborhood for the first time
in decades. Other retail and food options the company created in the Borough include three new restaurants
near Queens Center Mall, a Pathmark
supermarket in Springfield Gardens
and a Home Depot in Jamaica.
The Mattone Group did not solely
create commercial properties though.
The company bought vacant land that
used to be the site of a former Catholic Youth Organization summer camp.
On that land, it built 110 one-family
homes, one of the largest developments in Queens’ history.
Outside of the company, Mattone
is involved in several philanthropic activities. He is a longtime member of the
Queens Chamber of Commerce, part
of the Board of Directors for St. John’s
alumni association and he used to be
president of the Board of Directors
for Cerebral Palsy of Queens, which
is known today as Queens Centers for
Progress.
“I was president for two years. I saw
the need for help for those poor kids
that were disabled,” he said. “I worked
with them for a couple of years and felt
very gratified for being given the opportunity to help these kids.”
One of Mattone’s biggest efforts
to help children came from his role in
founding Futures in Education 25 years
ago. This organization is dedicated
to ensuring that a Catholic education
continues to be a viable option for current and future generations of students
from Queens and Brooklyn. It does
this by providing financial assistance to
those students who are most in need,
through endowments and fundraising
programs.
All of these contributions are a fraction of the work Mattone has done for
Queens. However, he said his greatest
moments in philanthropy come from
seeing and hearing about the positive
effect he had on individuals.
“Those personal satisfactions when
you get letters from people, saying you
did this, you did that,” he said. “You
get those things that sometimes show
you where the roses bloom. It’s nice to
get those one-on-ones.”
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400,
Ext. 125, [email protected], or
@JoeMarvilli.
Cynthia Zalisky:
Fighting For Community Betterment On All Fronts
BY JAckIE StRAwBRIdgE
Staff Writer
Cynthia Zalisky has made it her mission to take on the big issues in life.
As executive director of the Forest Hills-based Queens Jewish Community Council, a position she has
held for more than a decade, Zalisky
works toward goals from combating
hunger to empowering the working
poor to supporting senior health and
health care.
“We’re here in the trenches. We
see it, we see the need,” Zalisky said.
In particular, she said, the QJCC’s
Kosher food pantry program has
tripled in the last two years. Other
programs such as meals on wheels for
seniors and case assistance remain integral to the QJCC’s work.
According to Zalisky, some of the
Borough-specific needs of the Jewish
community that the QJCC addresses
include the large number of nearpoor.
A 2011 United Jewish AppealFederation of New York study found
that a quarter of Jewish households in
Queens are living close to the poverty
line - information that Zalisky said the
QJCC took to heart after seeing the
report.
“We have a very big mission now
to service that population,” Zalisky
said. “We have to roll up our sleeves
and make sure that they have job
training.”
Under Zalisky’s watch, the QJCC
also pursues the more macro efforts
of advocating for the Jewish community at large and fighting prejudice, bias
and anti-Semitism. As the child of Holocaust survivors, she said these goals
have “shaped my life.”
One of the methods Zalisky cited
as most effective in spreading tolerance was sparking dialogue between
different groups.
“We [at QJCC] try very hard to be
part of coalitions,” Zalisky said, adding
that in an area as diverse as Queens,
there are great opportunities for conversation and collaboration.
“We find out there are more things
we find similar than divide us,” she
added.
Upcoming programming at the
QJCC includes participation in the
Global Day of Learning on Nov. 16,
a day of Torah study to bring Jewish faith education to people from all
backgrounds.
Zalisky pointed to a number of
accomplishments from her tenure as
QJCC executive director that she is
especially proud of, including expanding the organization’s programming
PHOTO BY STEvEN J. FErrArI
cynthia Zalisky (second from right) with QJcc President warren
Hecht, comptroller Scott Stringer and Borough President Melinda
katz during a QJcc awards ceremony earlier this year.
and client roster, opening on-site food
stamp facilitation and helping seniors
sign up for Medicare.
When asked to define her role in
the Queens community, Zalisky said,
“I think it’s serving the people and
helping them navigate the system.”
“They’re not alone,” Zalisky added. “The worst thing for me is that
these people should feel that they’ve
fallen through the cracks.”
Zalisky and the QJCC can be
reached at 119-45 Union Turnpike in
Forest Hills, or by calling (718) 5449033.
“We service everyone who comes
to our door,” Zalisky said.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected] or @JNStrawbridge.
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Chambers Business Honorees
PIX
Howl-o-Ween in “Woofside”
Members of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, elected officials and others gathered
at Terrace on the Park last week to honor the Chamber’s Business People of the Year.
Pictured (front row, from left) are Ryan Eller, Resorts World Casino NYC, accepting for Edward Farrell, Resorts World Casino NYC; Carol Conslato, ConEd; honoree
Denise Savino-Erichsen, Automatic Industries; honoree Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T
New York; Terri Thomson, Thomson Strategies; Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras;
Kathy Wilde, Partnership NYC; Robert Nemeroff, Melrose Credit Union; (back row)
Jack Friedman, Chamber Executive Director; honoree Kevin Alexander, Rockaway
Development amd Revitalization Corp.; Albert Pennisi, Chamber President; U.S.
Rep. Gregory Meeks; Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder; Honoree Daniel Zausner, United
States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photo by Steven
J. Ferrari.
Dozens of pet owners came out last weekend for Woodside on the Move’s annual
“Woofside” Halloween pet parade, which featured, among many others, dogs dressed
as clowns and Wonder Woman. Photos by Bruce Adler.
Fighting For Women’s Equality
The Horrors Hit CMJ
After a rally with labor in Long Island City on Saturday, organized by the Women’s
Equality Party, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands outside the Women’s Equality Express
bus with (from left) Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Borough President Melinda
Katz, Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. Photo by Steven J. Ferrari.
Fun Fall Fest At Citi Field
During the City-wide CMJ Music Marathon, rock band The Horrors, including lead
singer Faris Badwan (above), performed a set at Stage 48 in Manhattan on Oct. 21.
The group is on tour in support of their fourth album, “Luminous.” Photo by Joe
Marvilli.
A Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Mr. and Mrs. Met presided over Citi Field’s Fall Fun Festival this weekend, as kids
and adults wore costumes to celebrate the season. Photo by Bruce Adler.
Six months after being forced to shut down after a five-alarm fire, Frank’s Pharmacy
in Jackson Heights reopened over the weekend at a new location on 37th Avenue. Local elected officials were on hand to offer their congratulations to owner Frank Buonagurio. Pictured (from left) are State Sen. Jose Peralta, Councilman Daniel Dromm,
Buonagurio and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker. Photo by Bruce Adler.
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LEISURE
Astoria ‘Saw Lady’ Works On Richard Gere Film
BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer
One of Astoria’s musical stars put her
talents to use in an upcoming Richard
Gere film.
The music of Natalia ‘Saw Lady’
Paruz contributes to the soundtrack
for “Time Out Of Mind,” a movie that
looks at the day-to-day desperation of
homelessness in New York City. Gere
plays George, who struggles every day
to find food, drink and a shelter where
he can sleep.
Paruz’s distinct saw playing caught
the attention of director Oren Moverman years ago in Grand Central Station. When he started putting together
“Time Out Of Mind,” he was looking for
distinctly New York vibes and sounds.
He reached out to Paruz and she accepted, intrigued by the film’s effort to
portray homeless people realistically.
Having been playing the musical saw
in the subway for two decades, Paruz said
she gets to meet many homeless people
and see the City from a different angle.
“Homeless folks trust street musicians and treat us as if we were one of
them. They open up to us and we get
to hear their stories,” she said. “I feel
that ‘Time Out of Mind’ captures the
honesty of the homeless existence.”
Although Paruz originally had an
on-screen appearance, playing the saw
in Grand Central Station while Gere
watched and listened, her scene was cut
due to time constraints. However, her
musical contribution remains intact.
For her work in the film, Paruz collaborated with Scott Munson, a Queens
composer and arranger. She has worked
with him before, as he wrote the music
she played in the film “Another Earth”
and in an off-Broadway play called
“Sawbones & the Diamond Eater.”
“He knows what would sound good
on the saw. During the filming of ‘Time
Out of Mind,’ the entire film crew was
humming the melody of ‘Lullaby for
the Forgotten’ (the piece I played in the
movie) - it’s a very soothing melody,”
she said.
For the end credits of “Time Out Of
Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz played
the saw for Richard Gere’s new
film, “Time Out of Mind.”
Mind,” each member of the cast and
crew was asked to dedicate the movie
to someone. Paruz chose Joe Lumis, a
homeless man she used to see when
playing in the Union Square subway
station.
“He told me of his life, his joys and
his sorrows,” Paruz said. “He never
begged me for money - he would ask
to borrow money and he always gave
it back later! I dedicated the movie to
him as a representative of the many
homeless people I met while busking
in the subway.”
Paruz added that those who wish
to help the homeless can volunteer at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria.
One Friday per month, the church
holds a community dinner for people
from the Westway Family Center, where
homeless families try to improve their
situations. Trinity needs volunteers who
can cook, interact and provide conversation and comfort for those families.
Food donations are also accepted. The
next dinner is on Nov. 14, from 6 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. The church is located at
31-18 37th St.
While “Time Out Of Mind” has been
on the film festival circuit, it is set to hit
theaters in 2015. IFC Films will distribute it. To learn more about Paruz and
her upcoming Saw Lady performances,
visit www.SawLady.com.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400,
Ext. 125, [email protected],
or @JoeMarvilli.
Queens College Holds
Rare Staging Of ‘Mass’ Public Theater Brings
The Bard To LIC
BY JOE MARVILLI
By Staff Writer
For the first time in more than two
decades, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most
ambitious works will return to a live setting, and it is happening in Queens.
On Nov. 1 and 2, the Kupferberg Center of the Arts will put on a performance
of “Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers,
Players and Dancers.” More than 200
performers will grace the stage of Colden
Auditorium for this rare performance
that originally premiered in 1971.
“Mass” was written by Bernstein
for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who
wanted a composition worthy of President John F. Kennedy’s legacy at the
inauguration of the Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts in Washington,
D.C. As a result, Bernstein wrote an epic
musical pageant that goes through a
crisis of faith before confirming a belief
in humanity and God.
The tale of universal reconciliation
is as equally ambitious in its music. It
features folk, blues, rock, gospel, jazz, a
marching band, Mahlerian meditations
for orchestra, Hebrew prayer, chamber
music, Arabic dances and a Chilean folk
ballad. Due to the vast variety of music,
“Mass” is usually performed as just a
concert piece. However, Queens College
is taking on the whole production.
There will be a connection between
this performance and the premiere from
1971. Maestro Maurice Peress will return
to conduct the musical, as well as serve as
musical director. He is also a professor at
BY JAckIE StRAwBRIdgE
Staff Writer
Maurice Peress will conduct
“Mass” at Colden Auditorium
on Nov. 1 and 2.
QC’s Aaron Copeland School of Music.
His daughter, Lorca Peress, will be the
stage director for the show.
Of course, Queens College faculty
and students will have a large role to
play in the production as well. Henry
Feiner, professor of drama, is taking care
of the sets and lighting. Victor Starsky,
a student at Aaron Copeland, will star
as the Celebrant, a Catholic priest who
is the central character of “Mass.” The
performers and musicians filling out
the stage and orchestra pit come from
Queens College’s various programs,
including the Aaron Copland School of
Music and the QC Opera Studio, Choir,
Women’s Choir, Children’s Choir, Jazz
Ensemble and Orchestra.
“Mass” will be performed at 8 p.m.
on Nov. 1 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 2. Tickets cost between $15 and $25. To buy
tickets, go to www.kupferbergcenter.
org, call (718) 570-0923, or visit the box
office in Colden Auditorium.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400,
Ext. 125, [email protected],
or @JoeMarvilli.
Shakespeare paid a visit to the Fortune Society and its clients Tuesday
afternoon.
The Fortune Society is a Long
Island City-based nonprofit that
supports reentry to society and the
workforce for the formerly incarcerated. Alongside services such as job
training, substance abuse treatment
and housing support, the organization
makes culture and the arts a priority.
Tuesday’s performance, which
brought “Pericles, Prince of Tyre”
to an energetic audience of about
60, marked one in a handful of collaborations with the Public Theater’s
Mobile Shakespeare Unit. This project
presents free Shakespeare to community venues throughout the City,
from veteran shelters to prisons to
senior centers.
“It could be done anywhere,”
Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg said. “I think the theater is a
wonderful way of getting in touch
with feelings.”
Rothenberg added that theater was
integral to the Fortune Society’s inception. A former Broadway publicist and
producer, he founded the organization
after seeing John Herbert’s “Fortune
and Men’s Eyes,” which chronicles a
young man’s struggles in prison.
Fortune Society client and Brook-
lyn resident Paul Stallings was in
the audience for Tuesday’s “Pericles”
performance. Stallings has also participated in Fortune Society acting workshops, and appeared in productions
of “The Tempest” and “The Winter’s
Tale” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through the Public Theater’s
participatory theater initiative.
“I’m the type of person where I
used to run the streets. I don’t have to
do that no more. I can act,” Stallings
said. “For the longest, what I wanted
to do was to be on stage and to make
people laugh. This is my dream.”
Of the “Pericles” performance,
Stallings said, “I laughed, I enjoyed
it, I got a kick out of it.”
Astoria resident Connor Cherif
said “Pericles” was one of his first
experiences with live theater.
“They were doing everything so
fast and it made you feel like they put
in a whole movie at once. It was just
great acting,” Cherif said.
He added that he hopes to attend
future shows through the Fortune
Society.
The Mobile Shakespeare Unit’s
“Pericles” tour is ongoing. The next
performance that is open to the public
will take place at Brooklyn’s St. John’s
Recreation Center on Nov. 5.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718)
357-7400, Ext. 128, [email protected]
queenstribune.com or @JNStrawbridge.
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FRIDay 10/31
prizes! The party starts at 10
p.m. and goes to 3 a.m. It is
21+, tickets run $25 to $35
and include all night drink
specials, three live DJs, and
costume prizes. Purchase
tickets at www.quietevents.
com.
HAlloWEEn PARty
HAlloWEEn FEst
The 207th Block Association of Bayside will hold
its 35th Halloween-FestOn-Mall at 208th Street
and 42nd Avenue, between
4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The free
fest will feature Betty the
Witch, paper craftmaking,
a dance around a carved, lit
pumpkin and treats.
Celebrate Halloween at
Locals Bar and Grill in
Middle Village with a
karaoke party hosted by DJ
Mr. Jay. There will be a prize
given out for best costume
and drink specials as well.
Locals is located at 67-32
Metropolitan Ave.
saTURDay 11/1
All sAInts DAy
HAlloWEEn RE-MIxED
Celebrate Dia de los
Muertos, Halloween
and All Saints Day with
hands-on festive fun
for all ages at Flushing
Town Hall. Be sure to wear
your costume and swing
by the venue at 4 p.m. for
mask-making, All Saints
Day Medallions, Mexican
Sugar Skulls and ghost
stories. Flushing Town Hall
is located at 137-35 Northern
Blvd.
KEsIvAn AnD tHE
lIGHts
Kesivan Naidoo is a
drummer, composer and
leader of an exciting
new generation of Cape
jazz performers. In celebration of Queens College
Year of South Africa, he will
play a concert at Flushing
Town Hall, starting at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are free with
a RSVP online. Visit www.
flushingtownhall.org to
RSVP.
DEAtH PRoM CostuME
PARty
Astoria’s Pop Bar invites
you to Death Prom, a
Halloween party starting
at 9 p.m. Dress for death
and mayhem with $3 PBR
tall boys, $4 Pacifico drafts
and $5 well drinks all night
long. King and Queen of
the Death Prom costume
contest will be crowned at 1
a.m. For more information,
call (718) 204-8313.
HAlloWEEn PARty At
tHE BEER GARDEn
Are you ready for the wildest Halloween ever? More
than 1,000 people party
outdoors under the full
moon or indoors at the
bar at the Astoria Beer
Garden. This party is on
rain or shine. For those that
go nuts on your customes,
you’ll have a chance to win
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
sUNDay 11/2
CHAMBER WInDs
The Queens College Chamber Winds
will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 2
p.m.
The group was founded by
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Director,
Kristin Mozeiko. It is made up of eight
to 15 of the college’s finest players from
the Wind Ensemble. They perform both
traditional chamber wind repertory and
original 20th Century works.
Tickets are $5 and free for members
and students.
day at the Forest Park
Carousel from 1 to 5 p.m.
There’s a magic show at 1
and 3 p.m., a costume contest at 2 p.m. (prizes for all
participants), free birthday
cake for everyone at 4 p.m.
and music all afternoon.
DAnCE EntRoPy
On Nov. 1 and 2, Queensbased modern dance
company Dance Entropy
will present a diverse
program featuring three
vigorous new works,
including a dance/theater piece based on the
story of the Titanic. The
show takes place at 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m. on Saturday and
at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets
cost between $25 and $42.
Visit queenstheatre.org or
call (718) 760-0064 to learn
more.
Boyz II MEn
lAWREnCE CEMEtERy
Join Bayside Historical Society trustee Paul
DiBenedetto for a guided
tour around the tombstones. Visit this landmark
site and final resting place
of the City’s first popularly
elected mayor, Cornelius
Van Wyck Lawrence, and
other descendants of one of
Bayside’s founding families.
Meet at 216th Street and
42nd Avenue. The tour is
free and starts at 2 p.m.
CIDo’s BIRtHDAy
Celebrate Halloween and
Cido the Clown’s Birth-
Boyz II Men will perform
at Resorts World Casino,
with tickets beginning at
$25. Come see them perform classics as “On Bended
Knee” and “Motownphilly.”
The show will begin at 9
p.m. with the doors opening
at 8 p.m. For more information, visit rwnewyork.com.
‘tHoRouGHly MoDERn
MIllIE’
The FSF Community
Theatre Group will put
on a presentation of the
musical “Thoroughly
Modern Millie” at the Free
Synagogue of Flushing. Directed by Maryellen Pierce,
the play tells the story of
Millie Dillmount, who
comes to the City in the
1920s to marry for money
instead of love. Millie soon
begins to take delight in the
flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks
into a hotel owned by the
leader of a white slavery
ring in China. Tickets are
$18. The Free Synagogue of
Flushing is located at 41-60
Kissena Blvd. Call (718) 4288681 to RSVP.
MIRA JACoB At
AstoRIA BooKsHoP
In her debut novel, “The
Sleepwalker’s Guide to
Dancing,” Pete’s Reading Series founder Mira
Jacob takes us on a deftly
plotted journey that ranges
from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico
to Seattle during the dot.
com boom. Join the Astoria
Bookshop for a reading &
signing with the author, 4
to 6 p.m. For more information, call (718) 278-2665.
moNDay 11/3
‘sCREEn tEst REEl #8’
sUNDay 11/2
All souls DAy
DAylIGHt
sAvInGs
EnDs
At 3:30 p.m., Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach
Museum will show
Andy Warhol’s “Screen
Test Reel #8” as part of
its exhibit on the artist’s
photo-aesthetic. The screen
test features Marion Zazeela,
Edie Sedgwick, Charles
Henri Ford, Susan Sontag
and more.
TUEsDay 11/4
ElECtIon
DAy
WEDNEsDay 11/5
‘tHE MAn WHo sHot
lIBERty vAlAnCE’
Join Queens Museum’s
senior film series with
Mark Ethan Toporek for
the screening of this classic
western. “The Man Who
Shot Liberty Valance”
stars John Wayne and
James Stewart, who bring
opposite philosophies to the
taming of a wild Western
town being terrorized by
Lee Marvin’s outlaw gang.
The film starts at 2 p.m.
THURsDay 11/6
In tHE BonEs
The Astoria Performing
Arts Center is pleased
to announce the world
premiere production of
“In the Bones.” When a
soldier home from serving
in Afghanistan ends his life,
grief settles over his family
and the partner he leaves
behind. In a series of scenes
moving ahead a year at a
time, loss transforms a family and sorrow finds a home
in the bones of those left
behind. Tickets are $18 for
general admission and $12
for students and seniors. For
information or to buy tickets, visit www.apacny.org.
Got EvEnts?
send all information to
[email protected] or mail to:
150-50 14th Rd., Whitestone, Ny 11357
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QUEENS FOCUS
Theatre By The Bay’s production
of “South Pacific” will be presented on
Saturdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.
and Sundays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at 3
p.m. at the Bay Terrace Garden Jewish
Center, 13-0 209th St., Bayside.
Tickets cost $22 for adults and
$20 for seniors age 62 and older and
children age 12 and younger. For information, call (718) 428-6363 or visit
www.theatrebythebayny.com.
Douglaston Community Theatre
will present “The Gingerbread Lady,”
a dramatic comedy by Neil Simon,
for two weekends starting Nov. 14.
Friday and Saturday shows will be
at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at
2 p.m. Performances will be at the
Zion Episcopal Church parish Hall,
Church Street entrance, off Douglaston Parkway.
Cost is $17, or $15 for seniors and
students. For information or for tickets, call (718) 482-3332.
The New York Army National
Guard has announced the promotion
of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility
and leadership.
Jaime Aragon of Floral Park, serving with the 719th Transportation
Company, is promoted to sergeant.
Terence Cheung of Oakland Gardens, serving with the 442nd Military
Police Company, is promoted to private first class.
Roderick Mackinnon of Queens
Village, serving with the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company, is promoted to sergeant.
Area students have been awarded
scholarships for the 2014-15 academ
ic year from SUNY Potsdam.
Timothy Chan of Douglaston has
been awarded the SUNY Potsdam
Graduate Scholarship.
Jong Song of Flushing has been
awarded the Crane School of Music
Scholarship.
Army Pfc. Aaron O. Awai has
graduated from Basic Combat
Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period,
the trainee received instruction in
drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle
marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training
and tactical exercises, armed and
unarmed combat, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fitness, first
aid, and Army history, traditions,
and core values.
Awai is the son of Holgar F. Awai
of Flushing and of Adina T. Awai of
Walla Walla, Wash.
Douglas Mo of Little Neck has enrolled at Colby College in Waterville,
Maine for the fall 2014 semester.
Travis Harrison of Queens Village received a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in graphic design during summer 2014 commencement ceremonies
at SUNY Oswego.
Queens Library began lending
Google Tablets from the community
library at 108-19 71st Ave. in Forest
Hills on Oct. 22, and from the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main St. at Kissena Boulevard on Oct. 29. Additional
libraries will begin lending them in the
coming weeks. Loans are free with a
Queens Library card. Customers may
borrow them for a month, with three
possible renewals (four months total).
First-time borrowers must sign a borrower’s agreement and show photo
ID.
Belle’s Players is looking for new
members. The group meets 1 p.m.
Tuesdays at the Kew Gardens Community Center, Suite 202, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. For in-
Champions of Bayside
Dr. Aline Euler and Henry Euler were honored at the Bayside Trifecta, held at Belmont Race Track and sponsored by the Bayside
Historical Society, Bayside Kiwanis and the Bayside Business Association. The Eulers, longtime Bayside residents, were honored
for their commitment to the community.
formation, call (718) 268-5960.
The New York Army National
Guard has announced the promotion
of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility
and leadership.
Luis Colon of Richmond Hill,
serving with the Company F (Forward
Support Company Infantry), 427th
Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to sergeant.
Marisol Cuevas of Richmond Hill,
serving with the Company F (Forward
Support Company Infantry), 427th
Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to private.
Gbolahan Egberongbe of Far
Rockaway, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
1-69th Infantry, is promoted to private.
Aaron Lorenzana of Kew Gardens,
serving with the 442nd Military Police
Company, is promoted to private first
class.
Zuole Meng of Rego Park, serving
with the 7th Finance Detachment, is
promoted to private.
Zbigniew Rakowski of Rego Park,
serving with the Company A, 1-69th
Infantry, is promoted to private first
class.
Amy Furusho of Rego Park has enrolled at Colby College in Waterville,
Maine for the fall 2014 semester.
Half-Marathon
Run
Sunnyside
resident
Giles
Malieckal recently completed
the Staten Island Half Marathon. Malieckal raised $1,300
for the run, which he will donate to the Parkinson’s Disease
Foundation.
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OPEN HOUSE: 26 LARK DR.
Sat. 10/25 & Sun. 10/26 1-3pm
3BR, 2.5 Bth, exp Ranch
fin bsmt, att gar.
Syosset Schools $545K
516-387-4320
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Manor Heights, Staten Island, NY
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wide semi has hardwood floors,
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eat in kitchen with breakfast bar,
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family room, huge yard with pool
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transportation and stores. $359,900
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Office: 718-524-4424
out of state
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available. Terms neg.
Office can accomodate any
specialty and any hours.
718-738-5555
orange county
All 40min. to GWB-great schls-piece of
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properties 4 sale
Country Home on 59.9 wooded
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living room. Top of mountain
property bordering NYC recreational
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for great fishing and canoeing.
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PROPERTY
In Ozone Park. Rental 120K
2 Family Custom Built
New House In
Wakefield $799K
Contact Raj
917-957-9969
POCONOS
3 br/1.5 bath brick ranch - one owner.
Privacy on 4.3 acres with 1/4 acre
stream-fed pond. Modern kitchen
w/granite counters. Autom. generator,
alarm system, deck, fenced-in yard,
2-car garage, central heating/AC,
wood stove, fireplace. Walk to 90-acre
lake to boat, fish, swim. $239K
570-977-6524
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Lakefront new log home
on prvt. Elk lake, 3BR,
2.5 bth 3200 sq. ft
1½ car detach garage
In law suite, Full lake rights
Designer ready
$700,000 negot.
215-292-5856
ULSTER COUNTY
out of state 4 sale
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Home Services
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floors
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construction
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Home Services
construction
AHMED
CONSTRUCTION CO.
Brickwork, Sidewalks, Waterproofing,
Roofing, Painting, Silicone Coating,
Steam Cleaning, Pointing, Sheetrock
construction
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furniture repair
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heating oil
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home improve
moving services
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of Installation
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718-907-0618 • 917-865-5033
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718-762-1442
painting
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painting
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moving services
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roofing
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moving services
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plumbing
heating
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Home Services
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
& HANDYMAN
Interior/Exterior
All types of Home Repairs
Honest & Reliable
Lic. NYC 1421780 Ins.
Free Estimates
30 plus years Exp.
painting
handyman
sewer & drain
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TREE SERVICE
tree service
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We’re available till Midnight
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WANTED: USED CARS!!
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auto repair
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Bayside, NY 11361
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computer services
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office furniture
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HELP
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tutoring
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718-204-1402
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Nov. 1 & Nov. 2
Sat 10am-5pm
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181-14 Midland Pkwy
718-380-5684
wanted to buy
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ANTIQUE & ESTATE
BUYERS
Cash for Anything Old
We do House Calls
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Surrounding Areas
Call Chris: 516-974-6528
Old Clocks & Watches Wanted
By Collector, Regardless of
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917-748-7225
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sterling silver, silver coins,
diamonds, fine watches
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furs, paintings, clocks, estates
Call for appointment
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10:00a - 10:30p
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personals
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Friday, October 31
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147th Street
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A Working Families Joint?
CONFIDENTIAL
Page 42 Tribune Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2014 • www.queenstribune.com
Musicians OF QuEEns
Juan Wauters
QConf is edited by:
Steven J. Ferrari
With an election just days away, the Working Families Party is
encouraging its members to vote for Democrats on the WFP line
next Tuesday. Earlier this week, voters received this campaign flyer
in the mail, discussing the WFP's work to reform the Rockefeller
Drug Laws. Hopefully this will convince folks to go vote Tuesday
and not go find a snack...
Queens Fashion Takes To DC
If you want to get into the
White House without sneaking past security, fashion
design could be your ticket.
That’s the path that recently
took two Queens natives to
Washington, D.C., and the
company of First Lady Michelle Obama as well as Vogue
editor Anna Wintour.
Astoria’s Natalya Koval and
Woodside’s Chelsea Chen –
both students at the Fashion
Institute of Technology – were
two finalists chosen from 26
design students at a competition the White House held with
FIT.
The students were honored
at the White House’s Fashion
Education Workshop earlier
this month.
Chen’s green, white and
navy sleeveless dress was displayed on stage, and Obama
wore Koval’s hammered-satin
and silk racer-back dress while
hosting the event.
We here at QConf are keeping our eye out for a new hauteQueens aesthetic. With the
Queens fragrance from Bond
No 9, and now this, it seems
that the Borough is grabbing
the fashion world by the lapels.
Meet
Mrs. Met
Everyone knows Mr. Met is one of America's favorite mascots, and
now his significant other is getting some attention. Mrs. Met took
to Manhattan to meet fans outside her home Borough last week,
including this young one outside of Radio City Music Hall.
Contributors: Bruce
Adler, Jordan Gibbons,
Vladimir Grjonko, Luis
Gronda, Walter Karling,
Joe Marvilli, Marcia
Moxom Comrie, Michael
Nussbaum, Michael
Schenkler, Jackie
Strawbridge.
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Inappropriate
Plug?
In the midst of the Ebola
craziness that has seemingly
engulfed New York City in
the past week, Gov. Andrew
Cuomo took the chance to
plug his recently-released
memoir.
During a press conference
on Monday about the details
regarding the Ebola quarantines, the Governor was
joking about how people who
are trapped in the quarantine
should spend their time.
Cuomo suggested that they
should read his book, “All
Things Possible: Setbacks and
Success in Politics and Life.”
“Twenty-one days, in your
home, with your friends and
your family, and you’ll be
compensated,” he reportedly
said. “Read a book, read my
book.”
The Governor later went
back on the joke during the
presser.
“You don’t have to read my
book,” Cuomo said, “but stay
home for 21 days.”
His book sold less than
1,000 copies in the first week
it was released so maybe the
Governor is trying to boost
book sales anyway that he can.
We suggest maybe shying away
from doing that while discussing Ebola.
Juan Wauters’ journey is
a classic Queens immigrant
story. In 2000, his father
moved from Uruguay to live in
Queens. Wauters moved over
two years later, joining his dad
in Jackson Heights and working to make ends meet.
As a teenager in a new,
unfamiliar environment, Wauters threw himself into music,
creating the nexus of his
career.
“I didn’t have much to do.
I didn’t have a lot of money.
I had a lot of time and music
was something I did a lot,”
he said. “It’s something that
I’ve always had as an escape.
I really never tried to make
money out of it, but the more I
did it, people showed interest
and they made me want to do
it more.”
Wauters’ music is intricate, but relatable. “Water”
takes acoustic guitar pickings
and mixes intimate vocals,
whereas “Sanity” is more upbeat, a Queens take on hazy,
California surf rock. Wauters
fits comfortably into both of
these numbers, displaying his
versatility in songwriting.
Part of his inspiration
came from the neighborhood he moved to: Jackson
Heights. He said that he
relates to not only its heavy
immigrant population, but to
the strong work ethic of the
neighborhood’s residents.
“Most of the people living
in the neighborhood come
from other places in the world.
That vibe is very strong in
the neighborhood,” he said.
“We all have to respect each
other and understand each
other. It’s really made me a
very open-minded person. I
would hope it shows in my
music.”
As a resident of Queens,
Wauters revealed that he is
a fan of the Queens Tribune,
stating his excitement for being featured in its pages.
“I love the paper. I always
pick it up. I’m very honored
to be in [QConfidential],”
he said.
Although he originally
played as a member of The
Beets, Wauters recently ventured out with his first solo
outing, “N.A.P. North-American Poetry.” The musician
referred to the time around
the recording as a period of
self-discovery.
“We had to stop because
things weren’t really moving well for us as a cohesive
group. We took a break and I
continued writing my own,” he
said. “When I decided to start
playing again, I got the group
back together and started playing on my own. It was around
that time when I was confused
about who I am, whether I
wanted to do music.”
The 12-track effort was
recorded over a month of
time and since then, he has
been on the road promoting
it. The live experience creates
a different type of energy for
Wauters, who said that he
wants the songs to sound
their best in that particular
venue or setting.
“When I play live, it’s about
expressing myself with the
other musicians and sharing
the moment with the audience,” he said.
For the near future, Wauters will be on tour in America
and Europe. He also has plans
for a new album early next
year. To learn the latest about
Wauters and his music, visit
juanwauters.com.
- Joe Marvilli
For more information on this artist, check out
the TribCast, our new podcast, posted Fridays
exclusively on queenstribune.com.
www.queenstribune.com • Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2014 Tribune Page 43
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