COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER
July & August 2014
Website Address: CB2Queens.org
43-22 50th Street, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Telephone Number: (718)533-8773
Fax Number: (718) 533-8777
E-Mail Address: email@example.com
Website Address: www.CB2Queens.org
|First Vice Chair:
|Second Vice Chair:
Debbie Markell Kleinert, District Manager
City Services/Public Safety Committee
Health & Human Services Committee
Land Use Committee
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 July and August 2014. Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.
Independence Day * - Friday, July 4th
Idul-Fitr - Monday-Wednesday, July 28th – July 30th
Feast of the Assumption - Friday, August 15th
SAVE THE DATE !!!
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Place: Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street,
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”
ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/
EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION
24-12 42nd Street, Queens, NY
51-25/27 Queens Blvd., Woodside, NY
The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:
NEW APPLICATIONS – ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT WINE BEER LICENSES
July & August 2014 Applications
Sugar Daddys 51-07 27th Street, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Sabana Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Kumbala 70-04 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
El Sitio Restaurant Corp. 68-26/28 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
257 Deli Inc. 49-16 Vernon Blvd., LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
The Gaslight 43-17 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
The Brothers Deli Store Corp. 39-16 65th Street, Woodside, NY On-Pemises Liquor License
Flynn’s Garden Inn 46-08 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
El Azteca Restaurant & Food Corp. 47-16 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY Wine and Beer
Mickey’s Place on 43rd Street 43-06 43rd Street, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License/Alteration
Lincoln Avenue Deli Corp. 51-25 43rd Avenue, Woodside, NY Beer Only
Adolfo’s Liquor Corp. 52-19 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Queens Palace Inc. 37-11 57th Street, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Red Rickshaw Inc. 5-51 47th Avenue, LIC, NY Wine and Beer Only
M. Wells Dinette 46-01 21st Street, LIC, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777
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
A Word from the District Manager …
HOT, STICKY DAYS ARE HERE; SAVE ENERGY, SAVE MONEY, STAY COOL ! With temperatures pushing 90 degrees, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.
- Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air conditioner about a half-hour before arriving home;
- Keep A/C filter clean
- When the A/C is running, close doors to keep cool air in and hot air out
- Set your unit to 78 degrees. Every degree you lower the thermostat drives up your bill by 6 percent
- Use fans when possible
On behalf of the Queens County Clerk, Audrey I. Pheffer, I am urging you not to disregard the Jury Summonses when you receive them. Willfully disregarding any jury notice may subject you to non-compliance proceedings.
It takes more than City Hall to make New York City great, it takes us all !
Debra Markell Kleinert
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Gertrude McDonald, Community Board 2 member on June 5, 2014 for 40 years of service
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented Service Awards to members of Community Board 2. Carol Terrano for 15 years; Regina Shanley for 10 years and Stephen Cooper for 30 years.
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 July 2014
Please be advised that the fee for a Street Activity Permit
has increased from $15.50 to $25.75
Friday, July 4th, 2014
The Patti Fund Inc.
Annual Fundraiser for Children with Cancer
2nd St. bet. Borden Ave. & 51st Ave.
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Woodside on the Move - Street Festival
Woodside Avenue bet. Roosevelt Ave. and 65th Place
12:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays starting July 12th, 2014
Hunters Point Youthmarket – Farmer’s Market
Vernon Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays July 26, Aug. 2, 9 & 16, 2014
Sunnyside Shines Strolls – Street Festival
46th Street between Queens Blvd. and Greenpoint Avenue
1:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
LIC Block Party
Purves Street between Jackson Avenue and Dead End
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Shakespeare in the Park
Presented by Hip to Hip Theatre Company
2 plays, 12 parks – July 23 – August 17
Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cymbeline
For park location and time visit www.hiptohip.org
Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert 2014
Swing & Dixieland Music
Saturday , August 2, 2014
2PM to 7PM
46th Street & Queens Blvd.
NYC Century Bike Tour
Registration is now OPEN ! for Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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: www.nyccentury.org
Northern Woodside Coalition
The Northern Woodside Coalition is proud to sponsor its annual summer concert series Thursday evenings, 7pm from July 10th thru August 14th. The concerts will be held in Sgt. Collins Park 58th Street/Broadway in Woodside, Queens. Performances will offer a variety of musical genres featuring local Queens artists. For more information call (718) 205-1030.
Department of Sanitation -Community Clean-Ups
Any volunteer community group who is planning a community clean-up, must notify the Department of Sanitation of their plan to conduct such a clean-up at least four (4) weeks in advance. Tools are available by applying to the Department of Sanitation Volunteer Clean-up Program. For further information and to obtain an application and guidelines contact the Department’s Community Liaison Unit at (646) 885-3769 (DSNY) or E-mail: Jhudson1@dsny.nyc.gov or fax (212) 334-1341.
Gantry Plaza State Park
Live at the Gantries Concert Series
Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm
July 8th – Mundo Clave – Latino/Cuban music
July 15th – Solomon Hicks – Blues Guitarist
July 22nd – Dahka Band – world music
July 29th – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Reggae/Ska music
August 5th – And You and I – progressive rock music
August 12th – Zikrayat – Arabic music and dance
For further details call (718) 786-6385
SAVE THE DATE !!!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON CRIME
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th , 2014
Will be held at Andrew’s Playground in the rear of the 108th Police Precinct
49th Avenue Between Vernon Blvd. & 5th Street
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2014 Waterfront Concert Series
Thursday at Astoria Park between Astoria Pool
and the Hellgate Bridge at 7:30 pm
July 10th – Strawberry Fields (A Tribute to The Beatles)
July 17th – Forever Ray (A Tribute to Ray Charles)
July 24th – The Devotions (DooWop)
July 31st – Motor City Revue (A Tribute to Motown)
August 7th – Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire (A Tribute to Johnny Cash)
August 14th – The Regulars (Pop/Rock)
2014 Movie Night in Astoria Park
Monday at Astoria Park between Astoria Pool
and the Hellgate Bridge at 8:30pm
July 28th – The Goonies
August 4th – Despicable Me 2
August 11th – The Wizard of Oz
August 18th – Dirty Dancing
August 25th – Finding Nemo
Sunnyside Community Services
Sunnyside Up- Pre-Kindergarten
September 2014 – Free Full-Day Sessions
For information and application pick up schedule call 718-784-6173 Ext. 410
NYC Finance/External Affairs
Increase to SCRIE Household Income!
As of July 1, 2014, the maximum household income for SCRIE eligibility will increase from $29,000 to $50,000. To qualify on or after July 1, 2014 you must:
- Be at least 62 years old
- Live in a rent stabilized, rent controlled or hotel stabilized apartment
- Have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less and
- Pay more than 1/3 of your income on rent
For more information visit www.nyc.gov/scrie
NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer
Invites you to Community Participatory Budgeting info Sessions
HOW WOULD YOU SPEND $1 MILLION ? For the first time in our neighborhoods, you get to decide how to spend $1 million on projects like park improvements, school repairs, transportation & more.
Tuesday, July 8th at 6:30 PM – Sunnyside Community Services 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside,
Wednesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM – Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House – 10-25 41st Ave.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 383-9566 Ext. 1
NYPD Community Affairs
Reporting a Natural Gas Leak
The City of New York has begun a public awareness campaign to urge residents to call 911-and not just your utility- if you smell gas. Previously, residents who smelled gas were often told to call their gas utility or dial 311, the city’s information hotline. Now, any calls to 311 reporting gas will be transferred to the 911 emergency line, automatically triggering a fire department response.
Signs of Natural Gas Leak: “Rotten egg” smell; dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area; dirt or dust blowing from a hole in the ground; bubbling in wet or flooded areas; blowing or hissing sound; flames, if a leak has ignited and gas in transmission pipelines does not have odorant added, so signs of a pipeline leak may include all of the above except the rotten egg odor.
Begin a New Life – Get a college degree and open the door to your future!
Join the Veterans community at LaGuardia Community College - Veterans Upward Bound Program. Classes are FREE for qualifying veterans!
For further information call (718) 482-5386 or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans
Veteran Crisis Line – 800-273-8255 Press 1
Queens Botanical Garden - Waste Recycling
Event takes place on Sunday, July 13, from 10am to 4pm. Drop-off location is QBG Parking Garden on Crommelin Street. For more information and a list of acceptable materials, contact email@example.com
Department of Transportation
The following site has been approved for installation of a CityBench:
54-22 Skillman Avenue
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
All NYC pools are now open for the season starting June 26th through September 1st, 2014. General hours of operation are 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm. Visit www.nyc.gov to find listings and more information.
CorbinHill Food Project
Summer Farm Share * Locally Grown * Affordable
Enjoy fresh-picked produce straight from their farms! Enjoy weekly shares of vegetables, eggs, fruit & beans from June to November! A food pick-up site is now available in Woodside near the Woodside-61st Street stop. For further information call (718) 578-3610 and visit www.corbinhillfoodproject.org
MTA New York City Transit
MTA Bus Time is now available in Brooklyn and Queens. MTA Bus Time uses Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and wireless communications technology to track the real-time location of buses. You can use a desktop, smartphone or cellphone to enter the bus route, intersection, or bus stop code; which can be found online at http://www.mta/info/bustime or at bus stops on the posted Guide-A-Ride schedules. Please note that the installation of MTA Bus Time Guide-A-Ride canisters is currently in progress and will continue until May due to the vast number of bus stops in Brooklyn and Queens. MTA Bus Time will show you how many stops away the next bus is.
FREE fitness classes in 50+ locations across New York City. All are welcome, no registration is required. Visit www.nyc.gov for locations or call 311
Socrates Sculpture Park
Saturdays and Sundays, May 10 – September 28
Yoga – Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am & 11am -12pm & Sundays, 10-11am
Tai Chi – Sundays, 11am-12pm
Classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.
Outdoor Cinema 2014
Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens
Wednesdays, July 2-August 20 7pm (weather permitting)
For further information visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/film
NYC Environmental Protection
Please don’t give NYC a heart attack !
Pouring used grease and cooking oil down the drain clogs household pipes and city sewers. Before washing pots and pans, always use a dry paper towel to wipe off any grease or cooking oil. DO let grease and cooking oil cool first, then pour into a container, seal, and discard with your regular trash. DON’T pour used grease or cooking oil down the kitchen sink, toilet, or any other drain in your home.
Hunters Point Queens Library
The Queens Mobile Library will be providing service in Hunters Point on Saturdays until August 23, 2014 (except July 5th). The Mobile Library will be parked on Center Blvd & 48th Avenue from 8:30am to 5pm. Visitors can take out and return materials and learn about other library services and programs. Friends of the Library and volunteers will be sponsoring reading and kids activities.
Queens Urban Market
37-18 Northern Blvd.
(Inside the historic Standard Motor Parts Building)
Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Vendors will be selling food, jewelry, arts & crafts, photography, furniture, etc. The market will also host events that will showcase entrepreneurs in food, drink and technology who will share their start-up stories and teach short lessons about their craft. The market will be open year round. Visit www.qnsurganmkt.com for more information.
- Visit Planned Service Changes on www.mta.info for information
on service changes in the No. 7 Transit line
- Check out www.mta.info on Fridays for “The Weekender”, MTA’s innovative, interactive guide to getting around from late Friday to early Monday.
- Sign-up for free email and text alerts at www.mta.info
- Look for posters in stations and listen to your local news program to get transit updates.
- Or, call 511. www.mta.info
HEAP Cooling Assistance Program
Individuals interested in participating in the HEAP Cooling Assistance Program must contact (929) 221-5862, Heat hotline 1 (800) 692-0557 and homebound clients (212) 331-3150. The program operates May 1, 2014-August 29, 2014 or until funds are no longer available.
2014 US OPEN JOB FAIR
Great seasonal opportunities for students, college graduates and people who love sports events! Jobs available in Guest Services, Courts and Grounds, Front Desk, Box Office, etc.
If you are interested in attending, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 593-8275 with your contact information. You can also apply directly by visiting their website at www.usta.com/usopenjobs
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.
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.
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 Website
Green Jobs Training Program at LaGuardia Community College – Applications are now being accepted for Green Building Operations and Maintenance & OSHA training in April. To apply, interested applicants must visit the website at www.greenworkforcenyc.org
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: email@example.com
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