COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:
Washington’s Birthday - Monday, February 17, 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 March 2014. Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Purim - Sunday, March 16, 2014
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, March 6th, 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:
50-20 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
41-28 44th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104
5-28 49th Avenue, Queens, NY 11101
65-15 Queens Blvd., Queens, NY 11377
24-19 43 Avenue aka 42-60 Crescent Street, Queens, NY
The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:
NEW APPLICATIONS – ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT WINE BEER LICENSES
March 2014 Applications
Mu-Ramen LLC 12-09 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Renacer Corp. 67-03 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License
John V. Daniels Jr. Post 2813 VFW Post 47-53 43rd Street, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
OT Restaurant and Bar Corp. 39-31 39-33 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
LIC Food and Spirits 11-18 46th Road, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Culturas Fiesta Corporation d/b/a Corporate Change of
Culturas Café 7 Fiesta NY On-Premises Liquor License
Queens Center 33-15 56th Street, Woodside, NY and additional Bar
Grange Galway,Inc. d/b/a
Murphy’s Bar 48-20 Skillman Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
LIC Deli Corp. 28-31 Borden Avenue, LIC, NY Liquor License
Northset Luncheonette Inc.
d/b/a Aunt Rosies Rest & Diner 43-57 11th Street, LIC, NY Beer Only
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 email@example.com
Community Board 2 Newsletter
Just a note: If you would like to submit an event flyer or a special meeting for the community, please do so by the third week of the month for the following month’s newsletter. If any organization would like to announce a guest speaker to be placed in our newsletter or a meeting change, please notify CB2 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 533-8773.
St. Pat’s Parade
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 2 pm
Location: Skillman Avenue and 47th Street
Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association
Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association will meet on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the newly refurbished St. Mary’s Parish Hall Located at 47th Avenue between 70th & 71st Streets. All are welcome. For further information, please call (718) 424-0461
LaGuardia Community College
A Word from the District Manager …
Department of Sanitation
Most people prefer to shop in clean, attractive neighborhoods. So, a clean community makes good business sense. Keep your community and business area clean, avoid fines by following these steps:
Ø Sweep clean the sidewalk and 18 inches into the street, not only before the business routing hours, but also at the beginning and close of each business day.
Ø Move vehicles, as per posted cleaning regulation, so the mechanical broom can sweep the curb area.
Ø Keep nearby storm drains free of settled debris. Litter that falls into storm drains can enter the sewer system and end up in our waterways.
Ø Do not place obstructions (merchandise, A-frame sign, ATM etc.) on the sidewalk.
Ø Keep licensed sidewalk stands clean and in good repair (observe the size requirements and distance from building line).
Ø Do not post handbills, fliers, posters on public property or utility poles.
Ø All businesses are required to recycle. Do follow business recycling rules.
Ø Inform your employees not to use Department of Sanitation litter baskets for waste generated by your business.
Ø Please refuse out for collection as close to collection time as possible. All businesses must have a private carter and proof of carter service (receipts) available for inspection. If refuse is scheduled to be picked up after closing, the merchant shall place refuse out for private collection within one hour of closing. For waste collection during the day, refuse must be placed within two hours of scheduled collection time.
Ø Remove snow and ice in front of your building with 4 hours after snow fall has stopped or by 11am if it stops snowing after 9pm the previous night.
Ø Report illegal dumpers and get a reward. Call 311 for details
Join the Adopt-A-Basket Program & keep our commercial strips clean!
For more information, feel free to call our office.
Debra Markell Kleinert
SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON DATES
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheons are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at
12:30 pm at Dazie’s Restaurant located at 39-41 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY. The next meeting is
scheduled for March 11th, 2014. 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, March 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.
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, March 15th, 2014 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.
UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Thursday, March 13th, 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
NYC Environmental Protection
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: email@example.com
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau
Crime Prevention Section - Tips and information are 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.
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 March 13th, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodside on the Move
March 13, 2014
St Patricks Fundraiser – Donovans Pub (57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY)
6pm-9pm – Donation - $20.00 (Drinks and Food included)
Woodside on the Move is offering free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm at Woodside on the Move, 39-42 59th Street, 2nd Fl. Suite 5. For more information please contact Adriana at 718-476-8449 Ext. 12.
2014 Play Street applications due date is April 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. Applications for Play Streets can be found at the Department of Transportation website.
Also, please visit the Transportation Alternatives website. A Partner Resource Guide will be released very soon with exciting new partners who may provide organizers with low-cost or free programs and activities including dance, yoga, sports and nutrition. New to the guide will be the “Games for the Street” section providing organizers with all-time favorite street games and instructions.
Sunnyside Community Serices
Sunnyside Up Pre-Kindergarten
Free morning and afternoon sessions are available now.
Children born in the year 2009 are eligible for this free half-day program. A meal is included with each session. For more information and an application packet, call 718-784-6173 Ext. 410 or email email@example.com
Institute for Senior Action Spring 2014 Enrollment
JASA’s Institute for Senior Action (IFSA) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 semester. IFSA offers an exciting opportunity to engage people from across New York in skill enhancement and leadership development, and serve as a vehicle to introduce recent retirees to the world of senior advocacy. The 10-week course is held once per week on Thursdays, March 6th – May 15th, from 10am -2pm at JASA Cooper Square, 200 East 5th Street. Sessions are led by a diverse and knowledgeable group of instructors from New York City, Albany and Washington D.C. and cover a variety of topics such as: Understanding the legislative processes, techniques of social action, public speaking and more. The total cost is $100 for ten weeks. For further information, feel free to contact Ali Hittman at 212-273-5282.
New York City Council Member/Majority Leader
Jimmy Van Bramer
Offers Free Legal Assistance on Wednesdays
5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services – 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside
Through their partnership with the Community Legal Resource Network at the CUNY School of Law, a qualified lawyer will be available to provide general assistance with legal concerns. For more information and to make an appointment please call (718) 383-9566
4th Annual Queens World Film Festival 2014
March 4-9, 2014
Opening Night – Tuesday, March 4th – 8pm – Museum of the Moving Image
For information and tickets visit www.queensworldfilmfestival.com
The LaGuardia Community College
Justice Community & Justice Community PLUS Programs offer:
Community Benefit Projects & Civic Engagement;
Transferrable Job Skills to Help Build Resume; and
Mentoring & Leadership Opportunities.
Participants MUST be between the ages of 16 and 24 with recent criminal court involvement. Contact Vanessa Jarvis @ 718-482-5171 for further information.
CUNY Fatherhood Academy
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College is an intensive 4-month (3-day a week) training program which is sponsored by the NYC Young Men’s Initiative. The Academy is specifically targeting young fathers between the ages of 18 and 24 with or without a High School Diploma or GED. The next semester begins in March 2014. For further information call 718-730-7336
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
Queens Botanical Garden
MARCH for the Earth
Sunday, March 23, 10am to 1pm, weather permitting
Celebrate the vernal equinox – historical Earth Day-by joining other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at Queens Botanical Garden, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Unisphere. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration required – email firstname.lastname@example.org
World’s Fair Poster Contest: Envisioning the Garden of Tomorrow-watch for details on their website beginning April 1. www.queensbotanical.org
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.
If you are looking for the latest tips on neighborhood events and local businesses, please visit the re-designed www.sunnysideshines.org website. The re-designed website fully integrates Sunnyside Shines’ social media accounts and hosts an individual page for each business located with the BID.
Department of Sanitation -Community Clean-Ups
Any volunteer community group 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.
Queens Interagency Counci on Aging
The Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) will celebrate its forty-third anniversary year on Thursday, March 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens, NY. The Honorees are Greg Olsen, Executive Deputy Director, NY State Office for the Aging, Jane Bardavid, Director of the Community Advisory Program for the Elderly and Darnley N. Jones, Outreach Director/Emergency Coordinator NYC Dept. for the Aging. For information regarding tickets please call (718) 268-5954 or Email: email@example.com
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.
AmericaWorks – For over 25 years America Works uses a work-first approach, putting Veterans back to work. Rigorously recruits, screens and supports qualified individuals throughout the employment process, from job readiness training through job retention. For more information visit the website www.americaworks.com or call 212-599-5627
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home to Work Center for Displaced Homemakers - The Home to Work Center provides comprehensive assessment, individual counseling and group support, referrals to community services, career counseling, job readiness workshops, personal development workshops, economic self-sufficiency workshops, computer & vocational training, job search & placement assistance, and job retention counseling and support. For further information, please contact them at (718) 482-5171 or (718) 482-5351 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Food Pantries
BVM Help of Christians: Every Thursday 9:30am – Noon
70-31 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY
For further information contact Lourdes LaPolla at 718-672-4848 Ext. 11
St. Raphaels - Every Thursday 10:30am to 12:00pm and Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm
35-20 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Basement Rectory – only cans and dry food
*First timers please bring picture ID.
For further information contact Susy at 718-729-8957
St. Teresa – Every Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
50-20 45th Street, Woodside, NY
For further information contact Norberto Saldana at 718-784-2123 Ext. 22
- 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.
The Center for the Women of New York – needs a volunteer who is knowledgeable in QuickBook to train some of their staff members to use this program. Please contact Ann Jawin at email@example.com to volunteer
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
Community Service Society
Volunteers 55+ needed to become a Public Benefit Counselor. The training is to help members of your community obtain the benefits and services they need. For more information call Edwina Osborne at (212) 614-5412 or Yvonne Pena at (212) 614-5467 or visit their website at http://www.cssny.org