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

 

 

 

CB2 Newsletter

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER

May 2015 

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




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
 Arts & Cultural Affairs Committee
 

  

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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.

 

 

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

 

Memorial Day – Monday, May 25th, 2015

 

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 May 2015.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

Solemnity of the Ascension – Thurs., May 14th     Shavuot (2 Days) – Sun.-Mon. May 24th -25th

Memorial Day* - Mon. – May 25th

 

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

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS BY AREA

 

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                                                                                

 

May 2015 Applications   

 

Communitea Inc.                                                11-18 46th Road, LIC, NY                                 Tavern Wine License

Harmony Terrace                                                47-57 41st Street, Sunnyside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Lisamonling LLC d/b/a

   Dumplings and Things                     45-26 46th Street, Sunnyside, NY                      Liquor License

LIC Hotel Inc.                                      44-04 21st Street, LIC, NY                                 Wine and Beer License

Beer Closet                                           5-37 A 51st Avenue, LIC, NY                            On-Premises Liquor License

Kukoo Bar, Inc.                                   45-50 46th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Weekender Billiard & Bar Inc.          41-46 54th Street, 1st Fl., Woodside, NY           Wine and Beer License      

Daniel Dwyer and David Barckow  61-16 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, NY           On-Premises Liquor License

Danny Brown 2620 LLC                   26-20 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY                     On-Premises Liquor License

E. Krystals Pastry Shop                      58-28 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Wine and Beer License

48-19 Vernon Kitchen LLC               48-19 Vernon Blvd., LIC, NY                           Alteration Application

El Pedegral Restaurant/Lucho’s Place  38-19 69th Street, Woodside, NY Corporate Change

 

Transfers /Alterations/Renewal

 

Mi Nuevo Rancho Bar                       43-20 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Liquor License

Quesan Corp d/b/a Los Verdes         46-26 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Wine and Beer License

El Potrero Mexican Restaurant Inc. 46-12 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     On-Premises Liquor License

Roma Crew Inc. d/b/a Jora

   Restaurant and Bar                         47-46 11th Street, LIC, NY                                 On-Premises Liquor License

Noroc LLC d/b/a Bucharest

   European Restaurant                      43-45-47 40th Street, Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

I Love Paraguay Corp.                       43-16 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Wine and Beer License

Demole Corp.                                       45-02 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY                   Wine and Beer License

Renee’s Kitchenette Inc.                    69-14 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       Wine and Beer License

The Executive Café Corp.                 38-21 69th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

US Grocery Corp.                39-43 48th Avenue, 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 qn02@cb.nyc.gov

 

ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION

                              

67-34 48 Avenue, Woodside, NY     21-30 44th Drive, Queens, NY

42-43 27th Street, LIC, NY       27-21 44th Drive, LIC, NY

 

Noonan Playground

 

A Word from the District Manager …

 

Chairman Patrick O’Brien and staff would like to thank our former Chairman Joseph Conley for his 29 years of outstanding dedication and service to the Community Board 2 community.  Joe continues to work tirelessly for all of our Community Board 2 constituents.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. 

 

We also acknowledge the departure of the following Board Members and thank them for their years of service:  Andrew Anzalone, Emilia Crotty, Mary English, Gertrude McDonald, Taina Hernandez McShane, David Shin and Nick Troya

 

We also welcome our new Community Board 2 Board Members:

Czarinna Andres, Claudia Chan, Sally Frank, Benjamin Guttman,

Badrun Khan, Lakshmi Reddy, Beth Sexton and Mary Torres  

 

CB2 EXTENDS OUR BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR VETERANS – WE SALUTE YOU !

 

Sincerely,

 

Debra Markell Kleinert

District Manager

 

NYC Fire Department

150th Anniversary of the NYC Fire Department

In celebration of this event the FDNY will be hosting a series of public events at the Fire Houses. 

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 – All fire houses will be open to the public for 3 hours.  This will be an opportunity for the community to better understand the services the FDNY has to offer and how we can better serve the community.  Fire Safety and recruitment will be our main focus that day.  

The firehouses in Community Board 2, location and hours are:  Battalion 45 – 10-40 47th Avenue from 1pm – 3pm; Battalion 46, 64-18 Queens Blvd., from 1pm – 3pm; Battalion 49 – 41-21 51st Street from 1pm – 3pm and Battalion 45 - 33-51 Greenpoint Avenue from 1pm – 3pm  Visit www.nyc.gov/FDNY


SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON

 

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 12:30 pm.  This month the luncheon will be at Tangra Restaurant on Queens Blvd.   The guest speaker will be Captain John Travaglia Commanding Officer, 108th Precinct.  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, May 26th , 2015 @ 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 aturday, May 16th, 2015 at 2 pm. For further information please call

(718) 335-0700

 

 

NYPD Community Affairs Bureau

 

Visit  www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org  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.

 

 

2015 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 May 14th, 2015.

 

 

 

 

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

Thursday, May 21st, 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

 

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 Buildings

Homeowners and Residents Night

Every Tuesday  4pm to 7pm

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

For more information visit www.NYC.gov/DOB

 

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 www.nyc.gov/emergencymanagement

 

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  www.nyc.gov/hpd

 

Con Edison

What’s in a Manhole?  Con Edison’s manholes house electric cables and other equipment that help keep your lights on.  But some manholes and catch basins become filled with concrete when leftover cement is washed away after a construction project.  When concrete gets underground, it hardens and encases equipment, making it extremely difficult to perform maintenance or repairs.  To prevent this from happening do not wash concrete into any sewer, manhole, or vault.  Please report anyone washing concrete on the street to 311 or call 1-800-752-6633

 

NYC Environmental Protection

What is a catch basin?  A catch basin is a type of storm drain located next to a curb that collects rainwater from the street and transports it either to one of DEP’s 14 wastewater treatment plants (for combined sewers) or directly into a water body (for stormwater sewers).  The catch basin is typically covered by a metal grate, which prevents large objects from falling in.  Catch basins act primarily as a draining mechanism during heavy storms to prevent street flooding and allow rainwater to flow off of the city’s non-absorbent (hard) streets and sidewalks.

 

FYI – Wet Wipes should NOT be flushed as they clog the sewer system.  Some of the products are branded as “flushable”, however, when combined with other materials, like congealed grease they  create a sort of superknot.  The proper way to discard a wet wipe is too simply throw them in the trash.

 

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 www.nyc.gov/aging

 

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 http://on.nyc.gov/sanitation

 

Its My Park Day

May 2, 2015

Sherry Dog Run – 12pm to 5pm

Queens Blvd. & 65th Place

Volunteer with the Friends of the Sherry Park Dog Run to help clean, weed and plant at Sherry Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches starting at 12PM. Please email rsakowit2@hotmail.com  to register for the project or call (718) 424-4572.

Its My Park Day is a statewide event that improves and enhances New York’s parks and historic sites, bringing increased visibility to the entire park system.  Volunteers will celebrate by cleaning up winter damage and other debris on park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat and working on various site improvement projects.  For further information on other locations  and to register to help, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks

 

Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Sunday, May 3, 2015  10am – 3pm

25-30 Skillman Avenue, LIC, NY

Join them for a day of earth building as they team up with GrowNYC to accept food scraps from Greenmarkets in the city.

 

Street Activities for May 2015

 

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Sunnyside-Woodside Lions Club       

Sunnyside Lions Court Square Festival

45th Avenue between Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street

Time:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*****

Saturday, May 9th, 2015*

LIC Springs !

LIC Partnership / DOT Weekend Walks

Vernon Blvd. Between 50 & 46 Avenues  

Time:  12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*Raindate – May 30th, 2015

*****

Saturday, May 23rd ,  2015

Woodside On the Move  

Woodside Avenue Festival

Woodside Avenue between Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Place

Time:  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

*****

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society is now offering New York City college students complimentary admission to the Bronx Zoo.  Eligible students must show valid college ID and proof of NYC residency.  Visit www.wcs.org for further information

 

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 www.nyc.gov/dot for further information.

 

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 www.mta.esa.org

 

Queens Economic Development Corporation

Queens Taste 2015

Tuesday, May 12th 6pm to 9pm

New York Hall of Science – 47-01 111th Street, Corona/Flushing

Food and Drink from all over Queens and Networking Event !!

For further information visit www.queensny.org

 

 

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 www.licflea.com  

 

38th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 3, 2015

 No Cycling Experience Necessary!

The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike

through all five boroughs. For more information visit www.bikenewyork.org

 

 

 

Sunnyside Shines

Taste of Sunnyside

Your Springtime Neighborhood Food Festival

May 19, 2015 / 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  under the 7 train along Queens Boulevard from 45th Street to 46th Street.

VIP Admission at 5:30pm for $60    ---------    General Admission at 6:30pm for $35

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  

For ticketing information and details visit  www.tasteofsunnyside.com

Or call Sunnyside Shines at (718) 606-1800

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

TO HONOR OUR VETERANS


John V. Daniels, Jr. Post No 2813

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

47-53 43rd Street, Sunnyside, NY

The Memorial Day event to honor our Veterans will be held at John Vincent Daniels Square on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am on Roosevelt Avenue and 51st Street.  For more information about the John V. Daniels, Jr. Post, please contact Commander Mike Smith at (718) 335-0700 or (917) 596-2291.
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Catholic War Veterans

Memorial Day Parade

 

The Memorial Day Parade to honor our Veterans will take place on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Sebastian’s School Yard corner of Woodside Avenue and 57th Street.  Please call 718-476-8539 for further information.
Please make every effort to show your support for our Veterans. 

 

Sunnyside Artists Presents A Juried Show

Artists, including photographers, 18 or over who live or work in Queens are eligible to submit their artwork.  The basic process is to submit one or two images of artwork by you on your vision of “Au Naturel”.   Your entry requires both an email and a mail/drop off on or before Friday, 8pm on May 8th, 2015.  All finalists will be exhibited at the restaurant Salt & Fat.   For further information visit www.sunnysideartists.org , call (718) 909-4806 or email sunnysideartists@gmail.com  

 

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 www.grownyc.org for more information

 

  

SAVE THE DATE !!!

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 www.chocolatefactorytheater.org or call 718-482-7069

 

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 www.MTA.info 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

 

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

 

 

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 www.greenworkforcenyc.org 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 www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans

 

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

 

  

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

 

 

 

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

 

TO ALL THE MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WE WISH YOU A WONDERFUL HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !!

 

 

 

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