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




CB2 Newsletter


June 2015 

Website Address:

43-22 50th Street, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Telephone Number:   (718)533-8773
Fax Number:                (718) 533-8777
E-Mail Address:
Website Address:

Chairman: Patrick O'Brien
First Vice Chair: Stephen Cooper
Second Vice Chair: Lisa Deller
Treasurer: Diane Ballek
Secretary: Denise Keehan-Smith

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


City Services/Public Safety Committee
Environment Committee
Health & Human Services Committee
Land Use Committee
Transportation Committee
 Arts & Cultural Affairs Committee




Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Place:  Sunnyside Community Services

43-31 39th Street,

Ground Floor

Sunnyside, New York 11104

Time: 7:00 pm

* SAVE THE DATE:  September 10th, 2015 next Board Meeting!





The City suspends alternate side parking regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on these legal and/or religious holidays in June 2015.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.  No dates for June




11-30 45th Road, LIC, NY

38-06 59th Street, Queens, NY     42-50 27th Street, Queens, NY

66-15 50th Avenue, Queens, NY   42-48 27th Street, Queens, NY


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




Long Island CityTerry Adams, Claudia Chan,  Shampa Chanda, Sally Frank, Dana Frankel, William Garrett, Kenneth Greenberg, Benjamin Guttman, Sheila Lewandowski, Charles Markey, Patrick O’Brien, Elliot Park, Lakshmi Reddy, Moitri Chowdhury Savard, Michael Son, Mary Torres, Rebecca Trent, Santiago Vargas


Sunnyside – Czarinna Andres, Diane Ballek, Sandra Bigitschke, Anna Thea Bridge, Stephen Cooper, Lisa Deller, Rev. Joseph Jerome, Badrun N. Khan, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Dominick Lippolis, Donald McCallian,  Dorothy Morehead, Patrick Murray, Beth Sexton, Regina Shanley, Lauren Springer, Karolina Tosi


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


The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:


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


June 2015 Applications  


Stella Hospitality Group LLC           26-21 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY                     On-Premises Liquor License

Rosita Mexicana Corp.                      61-04 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY                   Beer Only

Gakyl Zompe Inc.                               47-11 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY                   Wine and Beer


Transfers /Alterations/Renewal


Soel Lounge, Inc.                                 33-02 Queens Blvd., LIC, NY                           On-Premises Liquor License

11-01 43rd Avenue Realty LLC        11-01 43rd Avenue, LIC, NY                             On-Premises Liquor License

45-08 Vernon Boulevard Corp.

  The Riverhead Inn                            45-08 Vernon Blvd., LIC, NY                           On-Premises Liquor License

Sidetracks NYC LLC                          45-08 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

Culturas Fiesta Corporation              33-15 56th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

The New Tropical Deli 2 Inc.             36-10 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY                Wine and Beer License

Huajin Inc. d/b/a JJ Asian Bistro     50-19 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY         Wine and Beer License

La Fonda Restaurant Corp.              64-09 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Restaurant Wine License

SMD Bailey Corp. d/b/a Bantry

  Bay Publick House                           33-01 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

Harpers Ferry Hospitality LLC

  d/b/a John Brown Smokehouse     10-43 44th Drive, LIC, NY                                  Wine and Beer 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


NYC Department of Buildings

Homeowners and Residents Night

Every Tuesday  4pm to 7pm

Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Garden, NY

For more information visit





Noonan Playground


A Word from the District Manager …











Community Board 2 will continue to work with you on resolving all your issues, please call the Board office for assistance.





Debra Markell Kleinert

District Manager


The Chocolate Factory Theater Presents

10th Annual TASTE of Long Island City

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Gantry Plaza State Park – LIC Waterfront

A waterfront celebration to celebrate Long Island City’s best food and drink venues.

For further information visit or call 718-482-7069





The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 24th, at 12:30 pm.  The luncheon will be at Blu Orchid, 45-04 Queens Blvd., and the speakers will be from the NYC Fire Department.    The Chamber, founded in 1947, is one of the best known chambers city-wide, and is an independent, self-governing, non-profit organization, dedicated to advocate for the well being of local small businesses, culture, historical education, and overall quality of life.  Membership is $125 per year and is open to all businesses and organizations.  Individuals may join for $25.    Send an email to to get on the email list.  To learn more about Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce visit their website at




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


Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 @ 7:00 pm


43-31 39TH STREET, Ground Floor



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



NYPD Community Affairs Bureau


Visit  for up-to-date information from the New York Police Department.


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.


John V. Daniels, Jr. Post No. 2813

47-53 43rd Street


Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 47-53 43rd Street, Sunnyside,  NY.  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, June 20th, 2015 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.





Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

St. Teresa’s Parish Center

50-22 44th Street, Woodside, NY  11377

Parking off 44th St. – yard adjoining the church





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 June 11th, 2015.




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.


Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association

Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association will meet on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall located at 47th Avenue and 70th Street.  All are welcome.  For further information, please call (718) 424-0461.


NYC Department for the Aging

New Directory Identifies Local Providers of Oral Care to Seniors

Recognizing the importance of oral health, the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), in partnership with Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine and Citymeals-on-Wheels, has developed an Oral Care Provider Directory. The Directory is organized by borough and Community District and includes information about Medicaid and other insurance plans accepted, languages spoken, home visits and whether the provider treats elderly clients.  The three providers in the CB2 area are Dr. Eric Gothelf (718) 458-0940, Dr. Faizul Kabiir (718) 424-5797 and Dr. Josefa Rivas (718) 482-8065.   For the complete listing visit


NYC Department of Sanitation

As of April 1st, New Yorkers will receive a $100 fine for placing electronic waste at the curb.  The New York City Department of sanitation and its partners are holding several events this spring to offer residents a chance to get rid of their unwanted electronics.  Unwanted electronics can be brought to electronic stores such as PC Richards, Best Buy, Staples or to the local sanitation garage located at 52-35 58th Street.  For more info., visit


NYC Office of Emergency Management

Flooding - Floods account for more than $1 billion in property losses in the United States each year.  Everyone is susceptible to flood damage, whether from storms, water main breaks, or sewer backups.  Intense rain storms are the most common cause of flash flooding, and they also cause sewers to back up into residences.  For further information visit


NYC Housing, Preservation and Development

Property owners of residential multiple family dwellings (3+ residential units) or private dwellings where neither the owner nor the owner’s immediate family reside are required to register annually with HPD.  If owners do not register, they can receive a violation.  Owners can register on line.  Visit the website


Con Edison – Work Notice

Con Edison will be replacing gas mains in Long Island City.  This project will be ongoing for the next three months.  Work will be done weekdays from 9am until 4pm, Saturdays from 8am until 6pm and Sundays from 9am until 6pm at the following locations:

  • Vernon Blvd. between 49th and 51st Avenues
  • Jackson Avenue between 11th Street and 51st Avenue
  • 49th Avenue between Jackson Avenue and Vernon Blvd.

This work will require periodic street closures and temporary parking restrictions.  Crews will be on location to direct traffic.  In an event of an electric, gas, or steam emergency, please call 1-800-75-CONED.



Woodside on the Move

Summer Camp

July 6, 2015 – August 28, 2015  Monday to Thursday from 11am to 4pm

For ages 13 to 16 years old

For information call Adriana or Jackie at 718-476-8449 or visit



Street Activities for June 2015


Saturday, June 6th, 2016

P.S. 78Q         

Block Party

Center Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues

Time:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Saturday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015

Woodside on the Move / DOT Weekend Walks

61 Street bet. Roosevelt & Woodside Avenues   

Time:  12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Fridays, June 12 – November 20, 2015

Down to Earth Markets – LIC Farmers Market

Hunter Street bet. 43 Avenue & 42 Road

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Sunday, June 14th,  2015

All Saints Episcopal Church  

Strawberry Fair 

46th Street between Queens Blvd. and 43rd Avenue

Time:  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm



SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, 2015


11:00 AM



You are cordially invited to attend the 47th Annual Flag Day parade on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  Parade formation begins at 10:00 am on 41st Street off Greenpoint Avenue.


Celebration follows at the Veterans Memorial Plaza inside Joe Sabba Park at Queens Boulevard and 49th Street.


Show your support for this annual event by lining up along the parade route.  Encourage residents in your area to attend, view and enjoy the display of organizations, and most importantly to honor our flag and what it represents.  For further information call 718-786-4141 or visit the website at





Sunnyside Shines

Make Music New York

Sunday, June 21, 2015  -- All day !

Locations:  Visit for listings for this day

Visit for more information on other special events.





TUESDAY, August 4th, 2015

 Location to be Announced

    5:00pm – 9:00pm


Socrates Sculpture Park

Healthy Living

Kayaking from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove

Selected Saturdays & Sundays, June 6 – September 5 (tide and weather permitting) 1pm – 4pm

Summer Solstice Paddle, Sunday, June 21 – 2pm – 6pm

Outdoor Cinema Paddle – Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12, 26 – 6pm-Sunset


LIC Bike Parade – Saturday, June 6th 11am – 3pm

Summer Solstice Celebration – Sunday, June 21st – 5pm to Dusk

Outdoor International Cinema 2015 – Wednesdays July 1st – August 19th  @ 7pm


GrowNYC Greenmarket

Saturdays, June 6 – November 21 – 8am-4pm

Exercise Classes

May 9 – September 27 (Weather permitting)

Yoga - Saturdays – 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm and Sundays 10am-11am

Tai Chi - Sundays –11am-12pm

For further information on adult/children workshop and

future events visit



NYC Century Bike Tour

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 Registration is now OPEN !

Register for NYC’s best bike tour early and save $20.00

The NYC Century Bike Tour can be as challenging or relaxing as you chose because every route is fun and rewarding.  You will be supported by experienced marshals and mechanics throughout and enjoy plentiful food at scenic rest stops.  Choose from 15, 35, 55 75 & 100 mile routes.  To learn more visit:


Queens Botantical Garden

Community Volunteer Day – Sunday, June 7, 10am to 1pm – Registration required

Summer Solstice:  Go GREEN! – Sunday, June 21, Fee:  Free with Garden Admission

Farmers Market – Fridays, June 12th through November 20th  8:30am to 4pm

For calendar updates, visit


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene warns New Yorkers of Dangers of “Synthetic Marijuana” after an increase in emergency department visits.  Synthetic marijuana refers to the many herbal mixtures inaccurately believed to be safe.  It is known by several street names, including K2, Spice, Green Giant, Red Giant, Geeked Up, Caution, Smacked, etc.  The products contain dried, shredded plant material onto which chemicals are sprayed.  Smoking the substance creates dangerous, mind-altering effects.  People can buy synthetic marijuana in head shops, convenience stores, and on the Internet.  For more information visit


MTA – East Side Access

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway.  The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 11 miles of tunneling.  When completed, East Side Access will serve approximately 162,000 customers a day providing a faster and easier commute from Long Island and Queens to the east side of Manhattan in a new 8-track terminal and concourse below Grand Central Terminal.  The revenue service date for East Side Access is forecast for December 2022.  For more information and details on the work in your area you can view the East Side Access website at


LIC Art Bus

The LIC Art Bus is a free shuttle service that runs on every Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm, from now through September 13, 2015 between Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, Sculpture Center and MoMA PS1.  Visit


LIC Flea & Food

Saturdays and Sundays       

Now through the end of October

Location:  5th Street & 46th Avenue

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  


Sunnyside Artists, Inc.

Sunnyside Artists, Inc. was founded in 2007 and has held 48 local art shows and events.  The popular yearly “Art Fair VIII at Queen of Angels” will be held at the Queen of Angels Meeting Hall at Skillman Avenue and 44th Street on Sunday, June 7th, 10am-5pm.  This is a non-denominational local event where selected artists and photographers exhibit and sell their work. Admission is free.

The juried show “Au Natural” will be held at the restaurant Salt & Fat June 23rd – July 28th  and the yearly crafts fair is in November.  Email to receive updates and visit for more information.



Queens Greenmarket

Sunnyside – Saturdays

Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street – 8am to 3pm

9am- 1pm:  Textile & rechargeable battery recycling

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

Visit for more information


MTA New York City Transit

2015 Flushing 7 Line Schedule of Work

The MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has been making capital improvements on the Flushing 7 line over the past several years to improve the entire line’s long-term capacity and reliability.  This work has involved three major, multi-year projects:  the implementation of Communications-Based Train Control, the replacement of elevated track panels, and the reconstruction and fortification of the Steinway Tubes.  Work will be continuing on these projects into 2015, which means that NYCT will require new service suspensions and disruptions on the 7 line while this work is performed.  For a more detailed account of NYCT’s progress on these projects and more, visit and follow the link to the webpage entitled “7 Line Weekend Accomplishments.”


Western Queens Recovery Services

62-07 Woodside Avenue, 4th Fl., Woodside, NY

A Medically Supervised Alcohol/Substance Abuse Out-patient Clinic licensed by New York State – Insurance, Medicaid and Sliding Scale Accepted – Open 6 Days a Week – Evening and Saturday Appointments Available – Bilingual Staff:  Services offered in English and Spanish.  For more information call (718) 898-5085




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.





LaGuardia Community College Green Jobs Training Program – To obtain skills for a job in Green Cleaning & Waste Management and OSHA training in April – on line registration is open.  To apply visit or call 718-663-8407


Veterans Family (spouse or dependent) – Career counseling.  Academic/college Prep & Training – Get into college.  Get job training.  Call (718) 482-5386 or visit


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



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





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


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  Email:



Community Board 2 Newsletter

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