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: 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 November 2013. Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.
All Saints Day Friday, November 1st
Diwali Sunday, November 3rd
Election Day Tuesday, November 5th
Veterans Day Monday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28th
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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, SHOULD NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE.
Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth”
ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION:
43-35 54th Street, Queens, NY
30-27 Greenpoint Avenue, Queens, NY
The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:
NEW APPLICATIONS – ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT WINE BEER LICENSES
November 2013 Applications
Roc- Lu Restaurant Group Inc. 47-23 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY 11101 Wine and Beer
Sunny Thai d/b/a Yum Yum Queens 43-01 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY Corporate Change
Azteca Rincon Restaurant Corp. 47-016 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY
Woodhaven Corp. Luke Kelley’s 49-04 69th Street, Woodside, NY 11377 On-Premises Liquor License
Firewater Inn Corp. Jack’s 39-46 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104 On-Premises Liquor License
Prima Sarabella Bar Restaurant Inc. 41-08 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104 Wine and Beer Only
MaryAnn’s Woodside Events 58-02 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 Wine and Beer Only
LIC Restaurant LLC 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY 11101 On-Premises Liquor License
58-15 Tavern Corp. d/b/a Shelly’s 58-15 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 On-Premises Liquor License
En Rincon Peruano Restaurant 64-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 Wine and Beer Only
Across the Creek Inc. LIC Bar 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY 11101 On-Premises Liquor License
N & N Deli Grocery Incorporated 65-25 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY 11377 Wine and Beer Only
70-06 Roosevelt Food Corp. 70-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 On-Premises Liquor License
Jkwon Inc. Natural Tofu 40-06 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY 11104
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
Street Activities for November 2013
Please apply to www.nyc.gov/sapo for a Street Activity Permit
Saturday, November 23rd 2013
Here’s Life Inner City
44th Rd. bet. Vernon Blvd. and 11th St. &10th St. bet. 44th Dr. and 44th Rd.
8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunnyside Restaurant Week
Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th, 2013
Visit www.sunnysideshines.org for more details
November 3rd, 2013
Crescent Street and 43rd Avenue – 9:15am
Anyone wishing to volunteer can register at the NYC marathon website to hand out water at mile 15 or contact Dominic Stiller at 917-655-5166 Dutch Kills Civic Association
NYC Marathon - Vernon Blvd., LIC
A Word from the District Manager …
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY TOWARD THE CB 2
HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE !!! AS ALWAYS A GREAT SUCCESS !!!!
Please remember to vote on November 5th, 2013, it is your privilege.
Please remember to honor our Veterans on November 11th, 2013 here at home and overseas.
All of us at Community Board 2 wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving !
Debra Markell Kleinert
Community Board 2 Newsletter
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 email@example.com or call (718) 533-8773.
John Vincent Daniel Square
Veterans Day Ceremony – Monday, November 11th, 2013 @11am
Please show your support for our Veterans by attending this event
Queens Urban Market
37-18 Northern Blvd.
(inside the historic Standard Motor Parts Building)
Friday 5-9pm / Saturday 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 tech 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.
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
November 12th, 2013. The Guest Speaker will be Chairman of Community Board 2, Joseph Conley.
108TH COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the 108th Community Council will be held on:
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 @ 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
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
51-27 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY
Post meetings are always held the third Saturday of the month. Their next meeting will be Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.
UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
St. Teresa’s Parish Center
50-22 44th Street, Woodside, NY 11377
Parking off 44th St. – yard adjoining the church
2013 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 November 14th, 2013.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau
Crime Prevention Section - Tips and information are available on their website at www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org Look for current tips on Holiday Safety.
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 weeks’ notice is required.
NYC Recovers: Work Progress Program
The Center for Economic Opportunity and the Young Men’s Initiative, in partnership with the Human Resources Administration, are seeking qualified service providers to deliver the NYC Recovers: Work Progress Program. This program reimburses wages paid to either hurricane-affected residents ages 16 and above. CEO is accepting applications, visit www.nyc.gov and follow the link for NYC Recovers: Work Progress Program
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 email@example.com
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.
Annual Business-to-Business Trade Show and Luncheon
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 9 am – 2 pm
@ Terrace on the Park – 130 Exhibitors will be attending.
To purchase an exhibit table, luncheon ticket, or program listing, visit www.licpartnership.org or call (718) 786-5300 Ext. 21.
There is no cost to walk through and network at the Trade Show.
State of New York Department of Public Service
Lifeline Discount Telephone Services is a program designed to make basic telephone service more affordable for income-eligible consumers. Consumers qualify for Lifeline by participating in one of a number of federal assistance programs or by having income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. For further information call (518) 474-1680 or visit www.AskPSC.com/lifeline
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan
Speed camera enforcement began on the first day of school, September 9th. Speed cameras installed near schools in crash prone areas will deter speeding, the largest single contributing factor to traffic fatalities in New York City. The last five years have been the safest since traffic fatality records began being kept in 1910, due to efforts including the use of red-light cameras, pedestrian countdown signals, Neighborhood Slow Zones, aggressive enforcement of traffic laws, safety education campaigns and corridor and intersection redesigns. DOT will begin the five-year program with a combination of fixed and mobile cameras at unspecified locations, which will be determined based upon factors such as crash and injury data, rates of speed and road geometry.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
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
Socrates Sculpture Park
Saturdays, now through – November 16 – 8am-4pm
For further information on adult/children workshop and
future events visit www.socratessculpturepark.org
Flushing Town Hall
Visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-7700 Ext. 222 to learn more about their Fall/Winter 2013 Calendar – Global Arts for a Global Community.
Woodside on the Move
2nd Annual “Taste of Woodside: A Cultural Event”, Friday November 8th, 2013
Big Six Towers Building 2 – 59-15 47th Avenue, Woodside
6pm to 7:20pm & 7:40pm to 9pm
Enjoy delicious food and drinks from our local eateries. For tickets and more information please call Adriana Beltran at 718-476-8449 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunnyside Shines BID
And The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 from 6-7pm
46th Street between Greenpoint Avenue & Queens Blvd.
Visit www.Sunnysideshines.org for further information
The Queens Smoke-Free Partnership & NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm
Smoke-Free Housing Forum
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th Street
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6-8 pm
Learn about living in a tobacco-free environment; a resident’s right to breathe clean air in their home; how to implement a smoke-free housing policy for your property and hear from policy experts and Queens property owners on ways to go smoke-free. For more information call Isabel Rodriquez at 718-267-2140 or Yvette Buckner at 718-267-2138
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
The NY Tree Trust, which is a division of Parks, has a program to help constituents get metal tree guards installed around new and existing trees. The program is donation based, where a constituent makes a tax deductible donation and the Tree Trust arranges to have a tree guard installed for them. The tree guards range from $525 to $1050 depending upon the size and style. An order can be placed on the first of every month, and are installed in about six weeks. For further information email James Kaechele at email email@example.com
Notify NYC is a free emergency notification service that provides ZIP-code specific information about significant events in all five boroughs. Notify NYC is committed to providing New Yorkers with reliable, real-time updates on emergency and quality–of-life issues. For more information or to register, visit www.nyc.gov/notify.
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.
New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
As Hurricane Sandy showed New Yorkers, New York City is at risk for significant natural disasters. In keeping with the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) mandate to educate New Yorkers on emergency preparedness, OEM is partnering with a diverse range of organizations to help New Yorkers plan for their safety during the 2013 hurricane season. Hurricane season officially runs from June 1st through November 30th. To receive a Ready New York, Hurricanes and New York City Guide; which includes practical steps to take before, during and after a hurricane or major coastal storm call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/hurricanezones
It also features a map of the six (6) new Hurricane Evacuation Zones with the location of the City’s 64 Evacuation Centers.
Mayor Bloomberg recently announced a partnership with Nextdoor, a free, private social network designed to help neighbors connect and stay connected with one another about important city and safety updates through secure neighborhood websites and a mobile application. On Nextdoor, neighbors are sharing information about community events, neighborhood crime issues, local business recommendations, items for sale, and general ideas about how to improve their neighborhoods.
City of New York
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Made in New York Digital Map, an online map that shows off the city’s tech startups and job opportunities. The map tracks over 500 startups and investors to help designers, developers and college graduates find jobs. The map keeps a tally of the number of companies hiring and invites more tech companies to submit themselves as well. The city will be maintaining the map. Browse by neighborhood, review job postings, or add your own startup to the digital landscape. Visitors to the site can also find links to free wi-fi access, places to take coding classes and summer internship opportunities. Visit http://wearemadeinny.com/ to find out more information.
COURT SQUARE – 25-01 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY (718) 937-2790
SUNNYSIDE – 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY (718) 784-3033
WOODSIDE – 54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY (718) 429-4700
Queens Borough President’s Office
Queens Borough President’s Office urges disabled residents in western Queens to make use of a pilot program that allows them to use a pre-loaded Taxi Smart Card as an alternative to Access-a-Ride. Using the Smart Card, eligible participants can have access to funds that can be used for the fare in yellow taxicabs and livery car services. The card program is the result of collaboration between the City Department for the Aging and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. The card can be used by disabled residents for transportation to doctor appointments, visits to relative or friends, supermarkets or shopping centers. Under the program, enrollees contribute $12.50 towards the purchase of the card and the city contributes $87.50. Each participant can reload the card four more times at a cost of $12.50 each time for a maximum benefit of $437.50. For further information call (212) 442-3026 or (212) 788-2830.
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.
NYPD Announces New Website for Civilian Job Opportunities
Over 17,000 civilians already serve with the NYPD and there are opportunities for many more. A new web site was created www.nypdcivilianjobs.com to make it easier to search and apply for several exciting jobs within the Department. The site focuses on three of their most frequently available positions: School Safety Agent, Traffic Enforcement Agent and 911 Operators. For additional information please call: 212-RECRUIT
Center for the Women of New York –is now accepting registration for a new season of their Women’s Support Group. The support group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Rm 325, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm. For information call (718) 793-0672
Sunnyside Community Services will be able to assist you in filing for your application for Food Stamps. For further information call 718-784-6173 Ext. 110
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) 728-3586.
AmericaWorks – For over 25 years America Works uses a work-first, performance-based model that 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: www.nyc.gov/workforce
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
American Cancer Society – Volunteers are currently needed in the Queens office of the American Cancer Society. Mission volunteers are important in spreading the word about how to prevent cancer, how to detect it in its earliest stages and helping the community fight back against the disease through advocacy efforts. Please contact Abby Dunn at 718-261-1092 Est. 5523 for further information.
Queens Library – The Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Center located at 37-44 21st Street, LIC is offering Free English Classes and a Pre-Ged Class as well using the computers. For more information contact (718) 752-3720 or check website www.queenslibrary.org
LaGuardia Community College - Funding available for students entering the Practical Nurse Program at LaGuardia Community College. Call 718-609-2130 for further information or (718) 482-5097
FREE GED Program – Schedule an appointment to apply.
Call: (718) 482-5385 or 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
COMMUNITY BOARD 2
SPONSORS TOY DRIVE FOR NEEDY CHILDREN
IN THE CB 2 DISTRICT.
The holiday season will soon be here and once again, preparations are underway for the CB 2’s Annual Toy Drive for children in need in the district. We will be accepting toy donations from now through
December 16th, 2013.
Please consider donating a toy for a child this year.
You may drop off your donation at the CB2 office
Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
The children in our community thank you in advance for your generosity.