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

 

 

 

CB2 Newsletter

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER

December 2014 

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: Joseph Conley
First Vice Chair: Stephen Cooper
Second Vice Chair: Patrick O’Brien
Treasurer: Diane Ballek
Secretary: Lisa Deller




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
Veterans Committee
 
 

  

 

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

 

Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25th, 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 December 2014.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

Immaculate Conception – Monday, December 8th        Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25th

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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.

 

 

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

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS BY AREA

 

Long Island CityTerry Adams, Andrew Anzalone, 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, Emilia Crotty, Lisa Deller, Rev. Joseph Jerome, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Dominick Lippolis, Donald McCallian, Gertrude McDonald, 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                                                                                

 

December 2014 Applications       

 

Bareburger                                            48-19 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY                  Wine and Beer License

Café Marlene                                       41-11 49th Street, Sunnyside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Rosita’s Grocery Corp.                       63-06 Broadway, Woodside, NY                     Beer Only

Il Sole LLC d/b/a Sole Luna             40-01 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

Ceasar & Rene Corp. d/b/a Pasiones  40-04 69th Street, Woodside, NY                   On-Premises Liquor License

Chutan Datsi Restaurant Inc.           67-21-23 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License

 

Transfers /Alterations/Renewal

 

Sugardaddy’s Gentlemen’s Club      36-21 Review Avenue, LIC, NY                       On-Premises Liquor License

Ecua Restaurant Inc.                          47-61 47th Street, Woodside, NY                      Wine and Beer License

Braulios & Familia Restaurant Inc. 39-06 63rd Street, Woodside, NY                      Wine and Beer License

Sharda Food Inc.  Meera Deli           11-57 44th Drive, LIC, NY                                  Beer Only

Court Diner                                           45-30 23rd 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 qn02@cb.nyc.gov

 

 

ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/

EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION

                              

42-43 27th Street, LIC, NY         70-09 45th Ave., Queens, NY

                                     70-05 45th Ave., Queens, NY      44-46 Purves St., LIC, NY

                        23-03 45th Road, LIC, NY     West Street between Jackson Ave. & Dead End Queens

 

 

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

 

Sunnyside Arches

 

A Word from the Chairman and District Manager …

 

We welcome the new Commander of the 108th Precinct Captain John Travaglia.  We would like to send a huge thank you to Captain Brian Hennessy who has moved on to the 115th precinct. We wish him all the best and congratulations.

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THANK YOU TO ALL CB 2 VOLUNTEERS WHO GENEROUSLY DONATE THEIR TIME AT THE BOARD OFFICE IN 2014. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN 2015.

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THANK YOU TO LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP AND FOR THEIR WONDERFUL INTERNS.

 

Wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas,

Happy Kwanzaa and a healthy and prosperous Happy New Year !!

 

Sincerely,

 

Debra Markell Kleinert

District Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Sad News - Luke Adams

 

Sunnyside residents lost one of their most civic-minded neighbors. For more than 40 years, Luke Adams immersed himself in community work as a president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club.  Luke Adams was also a travel agent, a reporter and photographer as well as a community historian.  Luke Adams will be sorely missed by the community

 

 


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, December 20th, 2014 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.

 

 

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:  newsletter@dep.nyc.gov

 

 

NYPD Community Affairs Bureau

 

Crime Prevention Section –Bicycle Theft Prevention a strong quality lock is extremely important plus Holiday Tips. More information is available on their website at www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org

 

 

 

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

Christmas Party on Wednesday,

December 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

St. Raphael’s Church – Michael Brennan Hall 35-20 Greenpoint Avenue

 

 

          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 December 11th, 2014.

 

 

Hunters Point South Affordable Housing 

 

Community Board 2 is reminding you that the Hunters Point South affordable Housing Process has started.  For more information on these buildings please visit www.HuntersPointSouthLiving.com

 

To apply for an application online you must first set up a profile on the City's Housing Connect website (www.nyc.gov/housingconnect ) then fill out the online application to be entered into the lottery.

 

All are encouraged to apply, you have until December 15th, 2014.  Please contact CB 2 if you need any further information or assistance.

 

Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s

5th Annual Holiday Food Drive

47-01 Queens Blvd., Suite 205, Sunnyside, NY

Needed Non-Perishable items:  canned meats, canned soups, canned

veggies, canned/dried fruit; Infant formula, peanut butter, dried goods

(pasta, rice, grains)  Drop off will be at the District Office or your library branch.   Collecting donations until December 12th, 2014.  For further information call Amanda Nasner at (718) 383-9566

 

New York City Health Department

 

EBOLA is a severe, often fatal disease caused by a virus.  A large outbreak is now occurring in West Africa.  You can ONLY get Ebola from having direct contact with another sick person by: Touching a person who is sick with Ebola, touching a person who died from Ebola or by touching body fluids (blood, vomit, urine, feces, sweat) or objects soiled with the body fluids of a person sick with Ebola.

You CANNOT get Ebola through the air or just by being near someone who has Ebola.

 

Symptoms:  Fever, Headache, Weakness, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach Pain

For More Information call 311

 

 

 

NYC Department of Transportation

DRIVE 25 MPH It’s The Law !!

Crashes Are Preventable.  Together Lives Can Be Saved !!!

·       The speed limit is changing to 25 MPH on November 7th, 2014

·       Drivers who  drive 25 MPH or slower are better able to avoid crashes

·       Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling at 25 MPH are half as likely to die as pedestrians who are struck by vehicles at 30 MPH.

 

 

 

 

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Office of Financial Empowerment

Meet one-on-one with a Financial Empowerment Counselor who can help with:  your debt, your credit, create a budget, open a bank account; deal with debt collectors, save and plan for your future, etc.

Visit www.nyc.gov and search “Financial Empowerment Centers.”

 

 

THE SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

 

Monday, December 1st, 2014  @ 6:00 PM

at Sabba Park (50th Street & Queens Blvd.)

For more information visit www.sunnysidechamber.org

 

Woodside on the Move

Holiday Lighting

Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 7pm

61st Street & Woodside Avenue

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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 6pm

At Sohncke Square (58th Street Between Woodside & Roosevelt Avenue)

 

Sunnyside Shines BID

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Sunnyside Drum Corps & Sunnyside Ballet Studio

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Greenpoint Avenue at 46th Street

Visit www.Sunnysideshines.org for further information

 

Hunter’s Point Community Development Corp.

7th Annual Tree Lighting & Hanukkah Menorah Ceremony

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

At 6pm - Vernon Mall

    (Between 50th & 51st Avenue on Vernon Blvd.)

 

 

Skillman Avenue Lighting

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 6pm

Skillman Avenue & 50th Street

 

 

 

LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market

Saturday December 6 through Sunday December 21

11am to 6pm

Every Saturday and Sunday inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue there will be 50 unique vendors selling handmade gifts and delicious foods and sweets.  The outdoor space next to the warehouse will be turned into a free parking lot.  For more information visit www.licflea.com

 

 

APPROVED TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN CB 2

 

The New York City Department of Transportation has notified CB2 of their plans to install a traffic signal at the following intersection:  

 

37th Avenue and 62nd Street   

           

Installation is tentatively scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2015.

 

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’s Paid Sick Leave Law

 

NYC’s new Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees in New York City and is now in effect.  Employees can start using earned sick leave on July 30, 2014.  If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to care for yourself or a family member.

 

For further information contact the Department of Consumer Affairs via Email at PaidSickLeave@dca.yc.gov or call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov or visit their Paid Sick Leave Division at 42 Broadway, 11th Fl, NYC.

 

NYC Department of Transportation

DOT's CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. CityRacks are a convenience for the entire cycling community. Also, the availability of CityRacks parking discourages cyclists from parking at mailboxes, parking meters, trees, and other sidewalk structures.

 

You can suggest a location for a new CityRack using their online form. Please note that because of the great interest in this program, DOT cannot respond for each suggestion. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. DOT has standard guidelines for where bike racks can be cited.

Visit www.nyc.gov/dot for further information.

 

Thalia Spanish Theatre

41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside

Now through December 14th, 2014

For further information call (718) 729-3880 or visit www.thaliatheatre.org

 

 

 

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 Luis.Diaz@nypd.org 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 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  http://www.nyc.gov/html/safety/fire_safety_downloads.shtml

 

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 www.nyc.gov

 

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 www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence or call the NYC – Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-4673

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 17th, 2014.

Please consider donating a toy for a needy child this year. 

Drop off your donation at the CB2 office

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queens Historical Society

The 27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about the houses and their unique histories.  A trolley will be available to take visitors from one historic house to the next.  For more information, contact QHS at (718) 939-0647 x17

 

New York Cares Coat Drive

 

The New York Cares Coat Drive is an annual holiday event conducted in partnership with New York Cares. The coat drive begins during the fourth week of November and concludes the first week of January. During this time you may drop off coats in good condition at any of the Department’s 76 precincts or local libraries.  Visit www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive/map  for drop off locations.

 

 

Queens Botanical Garden

Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 7, 2014

1pm to 5pm

Enjoy live musical performances, botanical craft workshops, photos with Santa, seasonal refreshments, a Garden Tour, special sales in their Holiday Marketplace, etc.

Admission is FREE – please note that the Garden does not charge admission

 

 

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

 

 

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

Yellow Taxi Driver Job Fair

Meet with taxi fleet owners, agents, industry groups and financing organizations. Apply for your TLC license at the fair to get started! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Brooklyn Bridge Marriott – 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY

Visit http://tlcdriverfair.eventbrite.com to sign up to attend – FREE to attend

Visit www.nyc.gov/tlc for further questions.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Re Serve is offering paid, part-time positions to serve as afternoon Tutors through the MS ExTRA program with the NYC Dept of Education and The After-School Corporation.  Tutors will provide daily guided reading instruction to middle school students in a small group setting, to supplement and enhance in-class reading assignments.  To learn more, email your name and phone number to tutoring@reserveinc.org  to register for an upcoming information session or call 212-727-4335

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

LaGuardia Community College Green Jobs Training Program – To obtain skills for a job in Green Cleaning & Waste Management or Building Operations & Maintenance. 

Visit www.greenworkforcenyc.org or call 718-663-8407

 

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

 

 

FROM ALL OF US AT CB2 TO ALL OF YOU…

 

 

 

 

 

 

“2015”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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