Community Board 2, Queens
Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Woodside and Maspeth
   
 

 

 

 

CB2 Newsletter

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER

November 2014 

Website Address: CB2Queens.org


DISTRICT OFFICE:
43-22 50th Street, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Telephone Number:   (718)533-8773
Fax Number:                (718) 533-8777
E-Mail Address:         qn02@cb.nyc.gov
Website Address:     www.CB2Queens.org
                                       
 




OFFICERS:
Chairman: Joseph Conley
First Vice Chair: Stephen Cooper
Second Vice Chair: Patrick O’Brien
Treasurer: Diane Ballek
Secretary: Lisa Deller




STAFF:
Debbie Markell Kleinert, District Manager
MaryAnn Gurrado
Joan Bergman
Kim Waber

 


COMMITTEE STRUCTURE:
City Services/Public Safety Committee
Environment Committee
Health & Human Services Committee
Land Use Committee
Transportation Committee
Veterans Committee
 
 

  

 

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

 

Election Day – Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Veteran’s Day – Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 27th, 2014

 

STREET CLEANING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED ON:

 

The City suspends alternate side parking regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on these legal and/or religious holidays in November 2014.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

All Saints Day   - Saturday, November 1, 2014         Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 11, 2014         

Election Day     - Tuesday, November 4, 2014                      Thanksgiving Day – Thursday 27, 2014  

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Place:  Sunnyside Community Services

43-31 39th Street,

Ground Floor

Sunnyside, New York 11104

Time: 7:00 pm

*BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING, PLEASE NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE.

 

Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth”

BOARD MEMBERS BY AREA

 

Long Island CityTerry Adams, Andrew Anzalone, Shampa Chanda, Dana Frankel, William Garrett, Kenneth Greenberg, Sheila Lewandowski, Charles Markey, Patrick O’Brien, Elliot Park, Moitri Chowdhury Savard, Michael Son, Rebecca Trent, Santiago Vargas

 

Sunnyside – Diane Ballek, Sandra Bigitschke, Anna Thea Bridge, Stephen Cooper, Emilia Crotty, Lisa Deller, Rev. Joseph Jerome, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Dominick Lippolis, Donald McCallian, Gertrude McDonald, Taina Hernandez McShane, Dorothy Morehead, Patrick Murray, Regina Shanley, David C. Shin, Lauren Springer, Karolina Tosi

 

Woodside -  Bessie Cassaro, Barbara Coleman, Joseph Conley, Mary English, Richard Gundlach, Anne Hart, Mohammed Z. Choudhury Jewel, Ellen Kang, Denise Keehan-Smith, Norberto Saldana, Elba Santiago, Carol Terrano, Nick Troya, Anthony Tudela, Al Volpe

 

 

 

The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:

 

NYC TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION APPLICATIONS

 

Handi Car Service Corp.                                    42-11 35th Street, LIC, NY                 Base Station License

Center of the World Car Service Corp.            35-11 43rd Avenue, LIC, NY             Base Station License

 

NEW APPLICATIONS – ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT WINE BEER LICENSES                                                                                

 

November 2014 Applications      

 

Tamashi Blue Inc.                               47-36 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY                  Wine and Beer License

Don Pollo Restaurant Corp.              41-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Wine and Beer License

Vista Billiard & Café Corp.               43-12 50th Street, Woodside, NY                      Wine and Beer License

Gizi Chocolate Wine and Cheese     47-34 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY                  Wine and Beer License

Huang Jia Inc.                                      55-30 58th Street, Maspeth, NY                        On-Premises Liquor License

La Flor                                                   53-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Wine and Beer License

House of Inasal Inc.                           65-14 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Wine and Beer

Stephanie Deli Inc.                              41-21 58th Street, Woodside, NY                      Beer Only

 

Transfers /Alterations/Renewal

 

Junior Café LTD                                  46-18 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY                  On-Premises Liquor License

Baru Restaurant Corp.                       47-15 Barnett Avenue, Sunnyside, NY           On-Premises Liquor License

P&L Lounge                                         38-12 65th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Himalayan Malingo Inc.                   43-16 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

Casa Enrique                                        5-48 49th Avenue, LIC, NY                                On-Premises Liquor License

Finea Enterpises Inc. Starting

  Gate Tavern                                       59-10 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Saints and Sinners                               59-21 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Ecua Restaurant Inc.                          47-61 47th Street, Woodside, NY                      Wine and Beer Only

61-04 Woodside Associates Inc.

  The Cuckoo’s Nest                            61-04 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Molly Blooms                                      43-13 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

 

We invite comments from the community regarding any of the applications.  If you have any such comments or questions, please call Community Board 2 at (718) 533-8773 or email at qn02@cb.nyc.gov

Hunters Point South Affordable Housing Buildings

 

A Word from the Chairman and District Manager …

 

Community Board 2 is reminding you that the Hunters Point South affordable Housing Process has started. 

 

Community Board 2 together with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, Borough President Katz, Congressman Crowley, Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Gianaris, and all colleagues in government, beginning October 15th and running through December 15th, you will have the opportunity to apply to live in New York City's new affordable housing development. Located on the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Hunter's Point South Commons and Hunter's Point South Crossing - will bring 925 affordable residential apartments to Western Queens, with possible occupancy as early as May 2015.

 

For more information on these buildings please visit www.HuntersPointSouthLiving.com

 

To apply for an application online you must first set up a profile on the City's Housing Connect website (www.nyc.gov/housingconnect ) then fill out the online application to be entered into the lottery.

 

If you do not have access to a computer and would like a paper application, you can request a postcard via:

 

1) Community Board 2 for a postcard which you complete and send directly to Hunters Point South Living as stated on the postcard itself. 

                                                        

                                                         or

 

2) Send a request, Hunter's Point South Living, 1357 Broadway, Box 308, New York, NY 10018, by requesting a postcard and then they will send you a paper application

 

All are encouraged to apply, you have until December 15th, 2014.

 

Please contact CB 2 if you need any further information or assistance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Joe Conley       and       Debra Markell Kleinert

Chairman                     District Manager

 

 

 

 

SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON DATES

 

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on Wednesday, November 12th,  2014 at 12:30 pm.  This month the luncheon will be at Saffron Garden located at 46-11 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY.  Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is an active part of the community, seeking to further connect business owners and community leaders for the shared mutual benefit of improving the events, activities, and relationships that make the neighborhood thrive. Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce offers membership not only to local business owners, but to property owners as well. To learn more about Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce visit their website at www.sunnysidechamberofcommerce.org

 

 

108TH COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The next meeting of the 108th Community Council will be held on:

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES

43-31 39TH STREET, Ground Floor

SUNNYSIDE, NY  11104

Please make every effort to show your support for the 108th Police Precinct by attending this informative and important meeting.

 

 

NYC Environmental Protection

“Weekly Pipeline”

If there are any issues you would like to address regarding the environment, the NYC Environmental Protection newsletter “Weekly Pipeline” welcomes your feedback.  To submit an announcement or suggestion, please email at:  newsletter@dep.nyc.gov

 

 

 

John V. Daniels, Jr. Post No. 2813

47-53 43rd Street

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Please note the address change of the new Post home.  Post meetings are always held the third Saturday of the month. Their next meeting will be Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.

 

 

NYPD Community Affairs Bureau

 

Crime Prevention Section –Catalytic Converter Scam  plus Holiday Tips. More information is available on their website at www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org

 

 

New York City Fire Department

 

To request a fire safety lecture or presentation, free of charge, contact the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit at 718-281-3870.  A minimum of two week’s notice is required.

 

 

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

St. Teresa’s Parish Center

50-22 44th Street, Woodside, NY  11377

Parking off 44th St. – yard adjoining the church

 

 

 

 

2014 MEETING DATES

DUTCH KILLS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

 

The Dutch Kills Civic Association holds their monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month, with the exception of January, July and August.  Meetings are held at the Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th Street at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in the association is welcome and encouraged to attend. The next meeting is November 13th, 2014.

 

 

Queens Library

Queens Library’s Older Adult Outreach Network is committed to reaching all senior centers, nursing homes and adult day-care facilities in Queens, New York through their free Baby-Boomers & Golden Generation Newsletter (BBG in Action! Newsletter).  If you would like to receive issues by e-mail , please contact Marva Varnar-Haynes, Older Adult Outreach Specialist at (718) 990-5156 or e-mail mvhayes@queenslibrary.org

 

 

 

ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/

EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION

                              

42-15 West Street, Queens, NY

42-16 West Street, Queens, NY

42-19 West Street, Queens, NY   28-18 Jackson Avenue, Queens, NY  43-22 Queens Street, Queens, NY

67-34 48 Avenue, Woodside, NY 67-26 48 Avenue, Woodside, NY 67-19 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

 

 

APPROVED TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN CB 2

 

The New York City Department of Transportation has notified CB2 of their plans to install a traffic signal at the following intersection:  

 

58th Street between Queens Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue 

           

Installation is tentatively scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2014.

 

NYC Department of Transportation

DRIVE 25 MPH It’s The Law !!

Crashes Are Preventable.  Together Lives Can Be Saved !!!

 

·         The speed limit is changing to 25 MPH on November 7th, 2014

·         Drivers who  drive 25 MPH or slower are better able to avoid crashes

·         Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling at 25 MPH are half as likely to die as pedestrians who are struck by vehicles at 30 MPH.

 

NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

What can you do if you think you’ve experienced or witnessed police misconduct?

The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) investigates and mediates complaints from the public about misconduct by NYPD officers.  They are independent and impartial.  The CCRB is NOT a part of the Police Department.  The CCRB handles four types of complaints:  Excessive or Unnecessary Force; Abuse of Authority; Discourtesy and Offensive Language.  To file a complaint about police misconduct Call 1-800-341-2272 Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.  You will speak directly to an investigator.

 

Woodside on the Move

3rd Annual Taste of Woodside

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 – 6pm-9pm

@ St. Sebastian Auditorium

This event will raise funds to support on-going business and cultural programs for the community.  For more information please call (718) 476-8449

And

Kung Fu Classes – Registration is Open !

Ages 6 to 16 – Monday and Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7pm - $40 per month

For more information please contact Adriana at 718-476-8449

Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club

The Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club meets the last Wednesday of each month at Queen of Angels Parish Hall located at 44th Street and Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY at 7:00 pm.

(exception for November – meeting will take place on the 19th of the month)

 

NYC Marathon

November 2nd, 2014

Viewing Site:  Mile 14 – Vernon Blvd. & 45th Avenue, LIC  – 9:15am (approx.)

 

 

NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

 

NYC’s new Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees in New York City and is now in effect.  Employees can start using earned sick leave on July 30, 2014.  If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to care for yourself or a family member.

 

For further information contact the Department of Consumer Affairs via Email at PaidSickLeave@dca.yc.gov or call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov or visit their Paid Sick Leave Division at 42 Broadway, 11th Fl, NYC.

 

 

NYC Department of Transportation

DOT's CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. CityRacks are a convenience for the entire cycling community. Also, the availability of CityRacks parking discourages cyclists from parking at mailboxes, parking meters, trees, and other sidewalk structures.

 

You can suggest a location for a new CityRack using their online form. Please note that because of the great interest in this program, DOT cannot respond for each suggestion. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. DOT has standard guidelines for where bike racks can be cited.

Visit www.nyc.gov/dot for further information.

 

LIC Partnership

Annual Trade Show & Luncheon

November 13th, 2014 10am-3pm

@ Astoria World Manor

Honoring Our Chairman Joseph Conley

Keynote Speaker:  Kenneth Adams, President and CEO Empire State Development

Registration at www.LICPartnership.org/tradeshow

 

 

 

 

Citizens Committee for New York City

2015 Grants:  Apply Now !

2015 Love Your Block Grants - $1,000 to beautify your neighborhood!  Grantees will receive $1,000 as well as City services from the NYC Departments of Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and Sanitation to help improve their block.  Applications are due November 7, 2014.  For questions, contact Imani at ibrown@citizensnyc.org or  call 212-822-9567

 

2015 Neighborhood Grants – Up to $3,000 for community improvement projects.   Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city.  They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title 1 public schools.  They support projects that address issues that communities identify as important to them – anything from community gardens to tenant organizing.  Applications are due January 26, 2015.  For questions, email grants@citizensnyc.org or call 212-822-9563

 

 

NYC Police Department

NYPD Ride-Along Program provides the public an opportunity to observe police officers on patrol.  Applicants must be 18 years or older; they must be a bona fide resident of NYS; all applications are subject to approval and a background check by the NYPD.  For more information e-mail Officer Diaz at Luis.Diaz@nypd.org or call 718-784-5420.

 

To become a 108th  Precinct Auxiliary Officer call 718-784-5420 for further information.

 

To join the NYPD Explorer Program, you must be between the ages of 14 and 20.  For more information contact Officer Mendez @ 718-784-5448

 

Please follow the 108th Precinct’s Official Twitter Feed:  @NYPD108PCT

 

 

Notify NYC

Get notified about emergencies via email, phone, text and twitter.  Sign up for FREE for the City’s Official Emergency Notification System regarding subway disruptions, school closures, severe weather and traffic advisories at www.nyc.gov

 

NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

New York City Family Justice Centers

One-stop service centers for domestic violence help

The New York City Family Justice Centers are walk-in centers for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking.  To make it easier to get help, many agencies are located at each Center.   Services are free and someone is there to help no matter what language you speak.  For further information visit www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence or call the NYC – Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-4673

 

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Office of Financial Empowerment

Meet one-on-one with a Financial Empowerment Counselor who can help with:  your debt, your credit, create a budget, open a bank account; deal with debt collectors, save and plan for your future, etc.

Visit www.nyc.gov and search “Financial Empowerment Centers.”

 

LIC Flea & Food

5th Street and 46th Avenue

Every Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 6pm

********

There will be vendors selling food and drinks, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, fashion and more.  It is free to the public and vendors can still apply to sell at the market through the LIC Flea website www.licflea.com  

 

Queens Greenmarkets

                   Sunnyside – Saturdays                   Socrates Sculpture Park - Saturdays                        Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street – 8am to 3pm                              Vernon Blvd. & Broadway

9am- 1pm:  Textile & rechargeable battery recycling                                          8am to 4pm

10am-1pm:  Food scrap collection (by BIG! COMPOST)

Visit www.grownyc.org for more information

 

Street Activities for November 2014

Please be advised that the fee for a Street Activity Permit is $25.75

 

Sunday, November 2nd,  2014

SDA Church Garage Sale

21st Street between 45 Avenue and 45 Road  

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

*****

Saturdays until November 22nd, 2014

Hunters Point Youthmarket – Farmer’s Market

Vernon Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues

  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

*****

 

Community Board 2 Newsletter

 

If you would like to submit a flyer or a special meeting notice for the community, please do so by the third week of the month for the following month’s newsletter.  E-mail at qn02@cb.nyc.gov , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777

 

The Queens Library at Sunnyside Presents

Sunnyside Book Club – The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

November 19th @ 5:30 p.m.

Sunnyside Library – 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY

For further information call 718-784-3033

 

 

 

Sunnyside Shines

Small Business Saturday

November 29th, 2014 @ 12 PM

Bliss Plaza – 46th Street & Queens Blvd.

Join us at this kick-off event for the Shop Local Holiday Season !!

For further information call (718) 606-1800

 

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

Fridays through May 22nd, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Sunnyside Community Services (43-31 39th Street, LIC)

Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free !  Each week Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home.  Bring materials and stories that relate to the theme of the week, or come to learn something new about your neighborhood.  Call 718-784-6173 or visit www.queenslibrary.org

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Re Serve is offering paid, part-time positions to serve as afternoon Tutors through the MS ExTRA program with the NYC Dept of Education and The After-School Corporation.  Tutors will provide daily guided reading instruction to middle school students in a small group setting, to supplement and enhance in-class reading assignments.  To learn more, email your name and phone number to tutoring@reserveinc.org  to register for an upcoming information session or call 212-727-4335

 

New York Junior Tennis & Learning – Job Opportunities are available.  Visit http://www.nyjtl.org/connect-to-nyjtl/job-opportunities.html to view these positions.

 

School Crossing Guard - The NYC Police Department is seeking recruitment of School Crossing Guards.  Please contact the 108th Precinct at 718-784-5420 for further information.

 

 

SERVICES

 

HANAC – Western Queens Caregivers Network – Are you caring for a parent, spouse, or friend with Alzheimer’s, dementia or another chronic illness?  Weekly caregivers support group, counseling sessions, information and referrals.  For further information call (718) 777-6941.

 

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Yearup is an intensive, one-year program that combines hands-on skill development, college credits, and internships at some of America’s top companies, preparing students for success in careers in IT or Financial Operations, and in higher education.  For further information visit www.yearup.org

 

LaGuardia Community College Green Jobs Training Program – To obtain skills for a job in Green Cleaning & Waste Management or Building Operations & Maintenance. 

Visit www.greenworkforcenyc.org or call 718-663-8407

 

Queens Workforce 1 Career Center                     LaGuardia Workforce 1 Career Center

168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl.                           29-10 Thomson Avenue, Rm. C-400, 4 Fl

Jamaica, NY  11432                                           LIC, NY  11101

Tel:  718-557-6755                                             Tel:  718-609-2130

Website:  www.nyc.gov/workforce1                   

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

The State Education Department – Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation – if you have a disability, are unemployed and looking for work contact ACCES-VR at 347-510-3100 for further information and visit www.acces.nysed.gov

 

For Veterans Only FREE Evening College Prep and GED classes at LaGuardia Community College.  Call (718) 482-5386/5231 and ask for Elizabeth Allen, Program Assistant or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans  Email: vets@laggcc.cuny.edu

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Million Trees NYC – A PlaNYC initiative with NYC Parks and New York Restoration Project.  Trees make up a very important part of our urban ecosystem, especially in areas where residents have less access to green space.  Trees also mean clean air and water, lower energy bills and higher property values.  Tree beds that demonstrate signs of stewardship, including regular watering, litter removal, flower plantings, and tree guards are over four times as likely to survive as those that exhibit no signs of care.  For more information and to learn how you can get involved, contact Million TreesNYC Outreach Coordinator for Queens, Katina Boutis at 212-360-8191 or email Katina.Boutis@parks.nyc.gov

 

 

 

Remember to Vote – Election Day is November 4th.  Do you know where your polling place is?  Find out which candidates and proposals are on your ballot before you get into the voting booth.  Visit www.vote411.org

 

Remember our Veterans here at home and overseas. 

 

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving !

 

         

COMMUNITY BOARD 2

SPONSORS TOY DRIVE FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

IN THE CB 2 DISTRICT.

 

 

The holiday season will soon be here and once again, preparations are underway for the CB 2’s Annual Toy Drive for children in need in the district.  We will be accepting toy donations from now through

December 17th, 2014.

Please consider donating a toy for a needy child this year. 

Drop off your donation at the CB2 office

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

The children in our community thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NOTE OF THANKS TO ALL THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY TOWARD THE CB 2 HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE. !!

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Con Ed

Community Board 2, Queens.
43-22 50th st Woodside NY 11377
(718)-533-8773

 
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