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
Arts & Cultural Affairs Committee
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Place: Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street,
Sunnyside, New York 11104
Time: 7:00 pm
* SAVE THE DATE: September 10th, 2015 next Board Meeting!
*BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING, PLEASE NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE.
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 June 2015. Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*. No dates for June
ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION
11-30 45th Road, LIC, NY
38-06 59th Street, Queens, NY 42-50 27th Street, Queens, NY
66-15 50th Avenue, Queens, NY 42-48 27th Street, Queens, NY
Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth”
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS BY AREA
Long Island City – Terry 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
June 2015 Applications
Stella Hospitality Group LLC 26-21 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Rosita Mexicana Corp. 61-04 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY Beer Only
Gakyl Zompe Inc. 47-11 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer
Soel Lounge, Inc. 33-02 Queens Blvd., LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
11-01 43rd Avenue Realty LLC 11-01 43rd Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
45-08 Vernon Boulevard Corp.
The Riverhead Inn 45-08 Vernon Blvd., LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Sidetracks NYC LLC 45-08 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Culturas Fiesta Corporation 33-15 56th Street, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
The New Tropical Deli 2 Inc. 36-10 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY Wine and Beer License
Huajin Inc. d/b/a JJ Asian Bistro 50-19 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License
La Fonda Restaurant Corp. 64-09 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY Restaurant Wine License
SMD Bailey Corp. d/b/a Bantry
Bay Publick House 33-01 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Harpers Ferry Hospitality LLC
d/b/a John Brown Smokehouse 10-43 44th Drive, LIC, NY Wine and Beer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
A Word from the District Manager …
THANK YOU TO LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP AND FOR PROVIDING WONDERFUL INTERNS.
TO ALL THE “DAD”S IN OUR COMMUNITY WISHING YOU A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY !
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE JUNE GRADUATES !
WISHING ALL A SAFE JULY 4TH AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER!!
Community Board 2 will continue to work with you on resolving all your issues, please call the Board office for assistance.
Debra Markell Kleinert
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
SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 24th, at 12:30 pm. The luncheon will be at Blu Orchid, 45-04 Queens Blvd., and the speakers will be from the NYC Fire Department. The Chamber, founded in 1947, is one of the best known chambers city-wide, and is an independent, self-governing, non-profit organization, dedicated to advocate for the well being of local small businesses, culture, historical education, and overall quality of life. Membership is $125 per year and is open to all businesses and organizations. Individuals may join for $25. Send an email to SunnysideChamberofCommerce@gmail.com to get on the email list. To learn more about Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce visit their website at www.sunnyside-commerce.org
108TH COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the 108th Community Council will be held on:
Tuesday, June 30th, 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.
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.
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, June 20th, 2015 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.
UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Thursday, June 18th, 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
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 June 11th, 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.
Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association
Wynwoode Gardens Civic Association will meet on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall located at 47th Avenue and 70th Street. All are welcome. For further information, please call (718) 424-0461.
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
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 – Work Notice
Con Edison will be replacing gas mains in Long Island City. This project will be ongoing for the next three months. Work will be done weekdays from 9am until 4pm, Saturdays from 8am until 6pm and Sundays from 9am until 6pm at the following locations:
- Vernon Blvd. between 49th and 51st Avenues
- Jackson Avenue between 11th Street and 51st Avenue
- 49th Avenue between Jackson Avenue and Vernon Blvd.
This work will require periodic street closures and temporary parking restrictions. Crews will be on location to direct traffic. In an event of an electric, gas, or steam emergency, please call 1-800-75-CONED.
Woodside on the Move
July 6, 2015 – August 28, 2015 Monday to Thursday from 11am to 4pm
For ages 13 to 16 years old
For information call Adriana or Jackie at 718-476-8449 or visit www.woodsideonthemove.org
Street Activities for June 2015
Saturday, June 6th, 2016
Center Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015
Woodside on the Move / DOT Weekend Walks
61 Street bet. Roosevelt & Woodside Avenues
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fridays, June 12 – November 20, 2015
Down to Earth Markets – LIC Farmers Market
Hunter Street bet. 43 Avenue & 42 Road
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
All Saints Episcopal Church
46th Street between Queens Blvd. and 43rd Avenue
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, 2015
KIWANIS CLUB OF SUNNYSIDE
ALONG GREENPOINT AVENUE FROM 41st STREET TO 48TH STREET
You are cordially invited to attend the 47th Annual Flag Day parade on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Parade formation begins at 10:00 am on 41st Street off Greenpoint Avenue.
Celebration follows at the Veterans Memorial Plaza inside Joe Sabba Park at Queens Boulevard and 49th Street.
Show your support for this annual event by lining up along the parade route. Encourage residents in your area to attend, view and enjoy the display of organizations, and most importantly to honor our flag and what it represents. For further information call 718-786-4141 or visit the website at www.sunnysideparade.com.
Make Music New York
Sunday, June 21, 2015 -- All day !
Locations: Visit www.makemusicny.com for listings for this day
Visit www.SunnysideShines.org for more information on other special events.
SAVE THE DATE
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON CRIME
TUESDAY, August 4th, 2015
Location to be Announced
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
Kayaking from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove
Selected Saturdays & Sundays, June 6 – September 5 (tide and weather permitting) 1pm – 4pm
Summer Solstice Paddle, Sunday, June 21 – 2pm – 6pm
Outdoor Cinema Paddle – Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12, 26 – 6pm-Sunset
LIC Bike Parade – Saturday, June 6th 11am – 3pm
Summer Solstice Celebration – Sunday, June 21st – 5pm to Dusk
Outdoor International Cinema 2015 – Wednesdays July 1st – August 19th @ 7pm
Saturdays, June 6 – November 21 – 8am-4pm
May 9 – September 27 (Weather permitting)
Yoga - Saturdays – 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm and Sundays 10am-11am
Tai Chi - Sundays –11am-12pm
For further information on adult/children workshop and
future events visit www.socratessculpturepark.org
NYC Century Bike Tour
Sunday, September 13th, 2015 Registration is now OPEN !
Register for NYC’s best bike tour early and save $20.00
The NYC Century Bike Tour can be as challenging or relaxing as you chose because every route is fun and rewarding. You will be supported by experienced marshals and mechanics throughout and enjoy plentiful food at scenic rest stops. Choose from 15, 35, 55 75 & 100 mile routes. To learn more visit: www.nyccentury.org
Queens Botantical Garden
Community Volunteer Day – Sunday, June 7, 10am to 1pm – Registration required
Summer Solstice: Go GREEN! – Sunday, June 21, Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Farmers Market – Fridays, June 12th through November 20th 8:30am to 4pm
For calendar updates, visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene warns New Yorkers of Dangers of “Synthetic Marijuana” after an increase in emergency department visits. Synthetic marijuana refers to the many herbal mixtures inaccurately believed to be safe. It is known by several street names, including K2, Spice, Green Giant, Red Giant, Geeked Up, Caution, Smacked, etc. The products contain dried, shredded plant material onto which chemicals are sprayed. Smoking the substance creates dangerous, mind-altering effects. People can buy synthetic marijuana in head shops, convenience stores, and on the Internet. For more information visit www.nyc.gov.
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
LIC Art Bus
The LIC Art Bus is a free shuttle service that runs on every Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm, from now through September 13, 2015 between Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, Sculpture Center and MoMA PS1. Visit www.socratessculpturepark.com
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
Sunnyside Artists, Inc.
Sunnyside Artists, Inc. was founded in 2007 and has held 48 local art shows and events. The popular yearly “Art Fair VIII at Queen of Angels” will be held at the Queen of Angels Meeting Hall at Skillman Avenue and 44th Street on Sunday, June 7th, 10am-5pm. This is a non-denominational local event where selected artists and photographers exhibit and sell their work. Admission is free.
The juried show “Au Natural” will be held at the restaurant Salt & Fat June 23rd – July 28th and the yearly crafts fair is in November. Email SunnysideArtists@gmail.com to receive updates and visit www.sunnysideartists.org for more information.
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
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
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 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
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777