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




CB2 Newsletter


April 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
Veterans Committee





The City suspends alternate side parking regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on these legal and/or religious holidays in April 2015.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

Holy Thursday – Thurs., April 2nd                              Good Friday – Fri., April 3rd                

Passover (1st/2nd Days) – Sat.-Sun., April 4th & 5th    Holy Thur. (Orthodox) – Thurs., April 9th

Good Friday (Orthodox) – Fri., April 10th                      Passover (7th/8th Days) – Fri-Sat, April 10th



Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

(*Please note change in date*)

Place:  Sunnyside Community Services

43-31 39th Street,

Ground Floor

Sunnyside, New York 11104

Time: 7:00 pm





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






Long Island CityTerry Adams, 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, Lisa Deller, Rev. Joseph Jerome, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Dominick Lippolis, Donald McCallian, 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:


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


April 2015 Applications  


SJL 2 Incorporated                             10-07 50th Avenue, LIC, NY                             On-Premises Liquor License

The Mill Coffee Company LIC        44-61 11th Street, LIC, NY                                 On-Premises Liquor License


Transfers /Alterations/Renewal


Futani 1959 Corp. 7 Eleven Store    66-04 Queens Blvd., Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License

Woodside Landmark Restaurant LLC

  d/b/a Donovans Pub                         57-21 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

El Noa Noa Corp.                                45-50 46th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

K of New York LLC d/b/a Cloud

  Catering                                               42-81 Hunter Street, LIC, NY                           On-Premises Liquor License

5020 Longford Inc.                             54-20 22 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY  On-Premises Liquor License

Cascada Bar Inc.                                53-22 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Wine and Beer License

Nacxitl Deli Coffee Shop

  d/b/a The Haab                                 47-22 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY                   Restaurant Wine

Turkish Grill                                          42-03 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                Liquor License

Caloune Corp. d/b/a Tournesol        50-12 Vernon Blvd., 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





23-03 45th Road, Queens, NY

42-02 Crescent Street, Queens, NY

32-45 Queens Blvd., LIC, NY               38-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Queens, NY

51-25/27 Queens Blvd., Woodside, NY


















A Word from the District Manager …


Spring is on the way ….



Earth Day Tips –               

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


There are many little things we can do in our homes to play a small part in reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air, and preserving the natural landscape.   Which of these do you already do? Which ones are you going to focus on this year? And what can you add to the list?

Listed below are a few tips:

·        Plant a tree; water lawns less; recycle; Buy a Hybrid

·        Turn off lights when you leave the room;           

·        Use earth friendly cleaning products; switch lightbulbs to CFLs

·        Open curtains & enjoy natural light for as long as you can;

·        Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot;

·        Use full loads in washing machine & dishwashers;

·        Stop using plastic bags & bring a bag when grocery shopping;

·        Turn off your computer completely at night;

·        Pay your bills online; reuse scrap paper;

·        Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle and stop using plastic disposable bottles.

·        Donate to – and shop at – thrift stores; fix leaky faucets;

·        Lower temperature on hot water heater; unplug unused charges & appliances;

·        Walk or ride a bike to errands that are two miles or closer.


Wishing everyone a Happy Passover & a Happy Easter !





Debra Markell Kleinert

District Manager




The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on the fourth Wednesday at 12:30 pm.  Keep an eye out for the location.  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, April 28th, 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.


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:


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, April 18th, 2015 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.



NYPD Community Affairs Bureau


Crime Prevention Section – ATM “Skimming” Tips – an illegal activity that involves a device at ATM machines; more information is available on their website at


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.





Thursday, April 16th, 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 April 9th, 2015.


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


Queens Poet Laureate

The Queens Poet Laureate is a three-year, honorary (unpaid) position, selected by a Panel of Judges and appointed by the Queens Borough President.  Candidates must be published poets and should be residents of Queens with a vision for promoting love of poetry throughout our culturally diverse Borough.  The deadline for submissions is April 24, 2015.  Visit for information.


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.  At these events you bring harmful household products, electronics, and unwanted medications. 

For more info., visit


NYC Department of Education

Pre-K for all – Application Period now through April 24th

If your child was bor in 2011 and you live in New York City, you can apply to district schools or NYC Early Education Centers for the 2015-2016 school year.  You can apply online at  or call 718-935-2067 (8am – 6pm, Mon-Fri)


NYC Departmental of Youth & Community Development

The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14-24.  SYEP is paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. The deadline to submit applications is April 10, 2015. 


NYC Department for the Aging

Free SNAP (Food Stamp) & SCRIE Application Assistance

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 1:30pm-5:30pm

LIC Library, 37-44 21st Street, LIC, NY

Specialists will be available to assist with applications and to submit them as well.  There will also be help with SNAP Change Reports and Recertifications.  Assistance will also be available for SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption).  Call 1-877-926-8300 to make an appointment.






Sunnyside Community Services


Volunteer with the SCS Friendly Visiting Program and connect with a senior in your community.  We connect interested and eligible volunteers with homebound older adults who would enjoy companionship.  Matches are based on geography and shared interests.  Call (718) 784-6173 Ext. 479 for more information.


New York Cares Day

April 18th, 2015 – 9:30am – 3pm


Saturday, April 18, 2015, roll up your sleeves and join more than 4,000 volunteers to clean up parks, community gardens, and public spaces throughout the city. Discover a new park, meet a community gardener, and learn more about the importance of open space and recreation while making a real difference in the community.  By the end of the day, 70 parks, community gardens and green spaces across the five boroughs will be spruced up and ready for the arrival of summer.  This event is open to everyone ages 12 and older.  Teams are placed at various locations throughout the city, according to need and team size.  Visit the website for more information




Make Music New York – Sunday, June 21, 2015


Now in its ninth year, Make Music New York, the largest music event is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York, all on June 21st, the first day of summer.  All concert arrangements must be finalized by April 29th, 2015.  To get started, go to 


NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs

New York City Municipal ID

The NYC municipal ID program will improve access to the City’s benefits and attractions for all, including those who have been left out of those benefits due to the lack of basic government-issued identification.  For example, adults re-entering after incarceration, foster care youth, homeless, undocumented immigrants, and transgender individuals), and it will also benefit New Yorkers who wish to take advantage of discounts and other incentive programs to city attractions and businesses.  Nearly 50% of adult NYC residents do not have a NYS driver’s license, and can benefit from a municipal ID.  You can find more information at 


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 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


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 or call the NYC – Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-4673


NYC Fire Department     


One of the fundamental missions of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors through fire safety education.    The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit provides educational literature intended to educate New Yorkers from every walk of life on safe practices and techniques.  Fire Safety Publications can be found in multiple languages, and can be accessed via the following website


2015 Playstreets

2015 Play Street applications due date is May 1st.  The review process can take up to 8 weeks.  The earlier your application is submitted the earlier you may receive a response.  You will also need to obtain signatures from your local Community Board and Police Precinct.   Information for Play Streets can be found at the website.


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.”



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.



NYC Department of Transportation

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

Queens-bound Upper Roadway – Right Lane Closed

Weeknights, 12:01am – 5am One or Two Nights a Week, through May 30th

due to a steel truss repair – one lane will remain open to traffic at all times.  Visit for further information.



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


City Growers

Urban Roots Youth Leaders Program

Applications from NYC high school students are being accepted for the new Urban Roots Youth Leaders program.  The program begins in the spring with after school training in all aspects of urban agriculture up on Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm in LIC, Queens.  Upon completion of the spring training program, students receive a Certificate of Urban Agriculture and are eligible to become peer educators in paid summer internships with City Growers from July-August.  Please visit the website




Amerivents Catering – is currently looking for a few part-time cooks and cashiers @$11 an hour to work at the New York Hall of Science (  If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to with the Subject line “CAFÉ”.  For further information on Amerivents Catering visit







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:




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



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 , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777



The Staff of Community Board 2 wishes everyone a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter !!!



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