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

 

 

 

CB2 Newsletter

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER

July & August 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
 
 

  

 

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 July and August  2014.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

                        Independence Day *          -   Friday, July 4th                                    

                        Idul-Fitr                                 -   Monday-Wednesday, July 28th – July 30th

                        Feast of the Assumption   -  Friday, August 15th

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE !!!

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Date: Thursday, September 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”

 

ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/

EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION

24-12 42nd Street, Queens, NY

51-25/27 Queens Blvd., Woodside, NY

                                                                        

 

The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:

 

NEW APPLICATIONS – ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT WINE BEER LICENSES                                                                                

 

July & August  2014 Applications               

 

Sugar Daddys                                       51-07 27th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Sabana Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Kumbala  70-04 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY             On-Premises Liquor License             

 

Transfers /Alterations/Renewal

 

El Sitio Restaurant Corp.                   68-26/28 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License

257 Deli Inc.                                         49-16 Vernon Blvd., LIC, NY                           On-Premises Liquor License

The Gaslight                                         43-17 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY                On-Premises Liquor License

The Brothers Deli Store Corp.           39-16 65th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Pemises Liquor License

Flynn’s Garden Inn                             46-08 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY         On-Premises Liquor License

El Azteca Restaurant & Food Corp.                47-16 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Wine and Beer

Mickey’s Place on 43rd Street            43-06 43rd Street, Sunnyside, NY                     On-Premises Liquor License/Alteration

Lincoln Avenue Deli Corp.                51-25 43rd Avenue, Woodside, NY                  Beer Only

Adolfo’s Liquor Corp.                        52-19 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Queens Palace Inc.                              37-11 57th Street, Woodside, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Red Rickshaw Inc.                              5-51 47th Avenue, LIC, NY                                Wine and Beer Only

M. Wells Dinette                                  46-01 21st 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

LIC Flea & Food

5th Street and 46th Avenue

Every Saturday & Sunday – 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  

 

 

A Word from the District Manager …

 

HOT, STICKY DAYS ARE HERE; SAVE ENERGY, SAVE MONEY, STAY COOL !  With temperatures pushing 90 degrees, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.

  • Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air conditioner about a half-hour before arriving home;
  • Keep A/C filter clean
  • When the A/C is running, close doors to keep cool air in and hot air out
  • Set your unit to 78 degrees.  Every degree you lower the thermostat drives up your bill by 6 percent
  • Use fans when possible

 

On behalf of the Queens County Clerk, Audrey I. Pheffer, I am urging you not to disregard the Jury Summonses when you receive them.  Willfully disregarding any jury notice may subject you to non-compliance proceedings.

 

It takes more than City Hall to make New York City great, it takes us all !

 

Sincerely

 

Debra Markell Kleinert

 

 

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Gertrude McDonald, Community Board 2 member on June 5, 2014 for 40 years of service

 

 

 

 

 

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented Service Awards to members of Community Board 2.  Carol Terrano for 15 years; Regina Shanley for 10 years and Stephen Cooper for 30 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queens Greenmarkets

                   Sunnyside – Saturdays                   Socrates Sculpture Park - Saturdays                        Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street – 8am to 3pm                              Vernon Blvd. & Broadway

9am- 1pm:  Textile & rechargeable battery recycling                                          8am to 4pm

10am-1pm:  Food scrap collection (by BIG! COMPOST)

Visit www.grownyc.org for more information

 

 

Street Activities for July 2014

Please be advised that the fee for a Street Activity Permit

has increased from $15.50 to $25.75

 

Friday, July 4th,  2014

The Patti Fund Inc.

Annual Fundraiser for Children with Cancer

2nd St. bet. Borden Ave. & 51st Ave.

11:00 am to 8:00 pm

*****

Saturday,  July 5th, 2014

Woodside on the Move - Street Festival

Woodside Avenue bet. Roosevelt Ave. and 65th Place

 12:00 am to 6:00 pm 

*****

Saturdays starting  July 12th, 2014

Hunters Point Youthmarket – Farmer’s Market

Vernon Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues

  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

*****

Saturdays July 26, Aug. 2, 9 & 16, 2014

 Sunnyside Shines Strolls – Street Festival

46th Street between Queens Blvd. and Greenpoint Avenue

1:00 am to 7:00 pm

*****

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

LIC Block Party

Purves Street between Jackson Avenue and Dead End

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*****

 

 

Shakespeare in the Park

Presented by Hip to Hip Theatre Company

2 plays, 12 parks – July 23 – August 17
Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cymbeline

For park location and time visit www.hiptohip.org

 

 

 

 

      Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert 2014

Swing & Dixieland Music

Saturday , August 2, 2014

2PM to 7PM

                46th Street & Queens Blvd.

 

NYC Century Bike Tour

Registration is now OPEN ! for Sunday, September 7th,  2014

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

 

Northern Woodside Coalition

The Northern Woodside Coalition is proud to sponsor its annual summer concert series Thursday evenings, 7pm from July 10th thru August 14th.  The concerts will be held in Sgt. Collins Park 58th Street/Broadway in Woodside, Queens.  Performances will offer a variety of musical genres featuring local Queens artists.  For more information call (718) 205-1030.

 

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.                                               

 

                     Gantry Plaza State Park

Live at the Gantries Concert Series

Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm

July 8th – Mundo Clave – Latino/Cuban music

July 15th – Solomon Hicks – Blues Guitarist

July 22nd – Dahka Band – world music

   July 29th – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Reggae/Ska music

          August 5th – And You and I – progressive rock music

            August 12th – Zikrayat – Arabic music and dance

                   For further details call (718) 786-6385

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE !!!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON CRIME

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th , 2014

Will be held at Andrew’s Playground in the rear of the 108th Police Precinct

49th Avenue Between Vernon Blvd. & 5th Street

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

2014 Waterfront Concert Series

Thursday at Astoria Park between Astoria Pool

and the Hellgate Bridge at 7:30 pm

July 10th  – Strawberry Fields (A Tribute to The Beatles)

July 17th  – Forever Ray (A Tribute to Ray Charles)

July 24th  – The Devotions (DooWop)

July 31st – Motor City Revue (A Tribute to Motown)  

August 7th  – Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire (A Tribute to Johnny Cash)   

August 14th  – The Regulars (Pop/Rock)  

 

 

2014 Movie Night in Astoria Park

Monday at Astoria Park between Astoria Pool

and the Hellgate Bridge at  8:30pm

July 28th – The Goonies

August 4th – Despicable Me 2

August 11th – The Wizard of Oz

August 18th – Dirty Dancing

August 25th – Finding Nemo

 

 

Sunnyside Community Services

Sunnyside Up- Pre-Kindergarten

September 2014 – Free Full-Day Sessions

For information and application pick up schedule call 718-784-6173 Ext. 410

 

NYC Finance/External Affairs

Increase to SCRIE Household Income!

As of July 1, 2014, the maximum household income for SCRIE eligibility will increase from $29,000 to $50,000.  To qualify on or after July 1, 2014 you must:

  • Be at least 62 years old
  • Live in a rent stabilized, rent controlled or hotel stabilized apartment
  • Have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less and
  • Pay more than 1/3 of your income on rent

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/scrie

 

 

 

 

NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer

Invites you to Community Participatory Budgeting info Sessions

HOW WOULD YOU SPEND $1 MILLION ?  For the first time in our neighborhoods, you get to decide how to spend $1 million on projects like park improvements, school repairs, transportation & more.

Tuesday, July 8th at 6:30 PM – Sunnyside Community Services 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside,

Wednesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM – Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House – 10-25 41st Ave.

Please RSVP to anasner@council.nyc.gov or call (718) 383-9566 Ext. 1

 

NYPD Community Affairs

Reporting a Natural Gas Leak

The City of New York has begun a public awareness campaign to urge residents to call 911-and not just your utility- if you smell gas.  Previously, residents who smelled gas were often told to call their gas utility or dial 311, the city’s information hotline.  Now, any calls to 311 reporting gas will be transferred to the 911 emergency line, automatically triggering a fire department response.

Signs of Natural Gas Leak:  “Rotten egg” smell; dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area; dirt or dust blowing from a hole in the ground; bubbling in wet or flooded areas; blowing or hissing sound; flames, if a leak has ignited and gas in transmission pipelines does not have odorant added, so signs of a pipeline leak may include all of the above except the rotten egg odor.

 

 

Begin a New Life – Get a college degree and open the door to your future!

Join the Veterans community at LaGuardia Community College -  Veterans Upward Bound Program.  Classes are FREE for qualifying veterans! 

For further information call (718) 482-5386 or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans

 

 

Veteran Crisis Line – 800-273-8255 Press 1

 

 

Queens Botanical Garden - Waste Recycling

Event takes place on Sunday, July 13, from 10am to 4pm.  Drop-off location is QBG Parking Garden on Crommelin Street.  For more information and a list of acceptable materials, contact info@lesecologycenter.org

 

Department of Transportation        

 

The following site has been approved for installation of a CityBench:

54-22 Skillman Avenue

 

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

 

All NYC pools are now open for the season starting June 26th through  September 1st, 2014.   General hours of operation are 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm.  Visit www.nyc.gov to find listings and more information.

 

 

NYC Department of Sanitation

To report illegal clothing collection bins located on public property visit the DSNY website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/contact/request_collectionbinremoval.shtml

 

CorbinHill Food Project

Summer Farm Share * Locally Grown * Affordable

Enjoy fresh-picked produce straight from their farms!  Enjoy weekly shares of vegetables, eggs, fruit & beans from June to November!  A food pick-up site is now available in Woodside near the Woodside-61st Street stop.  For further information call (718) 578-3610 and visit www.corbinhillfoodproject.org 

 

MTA New York City Transit

 

MTA Bus Time is now available in Brooklyn and Queens.  MTA Bus Time uses Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and wireless communications technology to track the real-time location of buses.  You can use a desktop, smartphone or cellphone to enter the bus route, intersection, or bus stop code; which can be found online at http://www.mta/info/bustime or at bus stops on the posted Guide-A-Ride schedules.  Please note that the installation of MTA Bus Time Guide-A-Ride canisters is currently in progress and will continue until May due to the vast number of bus stops in Brooklyn and Queens.  MTA Bus Time will show you how many stops away the next bus is. 

 

Shapeup NYC

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

 

Socrates Sculpture Park

Fitness Classes

Saturdays and Sundays, May 10 – September 28

Yoga – Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am & 11am -12pm  & Sundays, 10-11am

Tai Chi – Sundays, 11am-12pm

Classes are free and designed for all experience levels.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Outdoor Cinema 2014

Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens

Wednesdays, July 2-August 20  7pm (weather permitting)

 

  For further information visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/film

 

 

 

NYC Environmental Protection

Please don’t give NYC a heart attack !

Pouring used grease and cooking oil down the drain clogs household pipes and city sewers.   Before washing pots and pans, always use a dry paper towel to wipe off any grease or cooking oil.  DO let grease and cooking oil cool first, then pour into a container, seal, and discard with your regular trash.  DON’T pour used grease or cooking oil down the kitchen sink, toilet, or any other drain in your home.

 

Hunters Point Queens Library

The Queens Mobile Library will be providing service in Hunters Point on Saturdays until August 23, 2014 (except July 5th).  The Mobile Library will be parked on Center Blvd & 48th Avenue from 8:30am to 5pm.  Visitors can take out and return materials and learn about other library services and programs.   Friends of the Library and volunteers will be sponsoring reading and kids activities.

 

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.

 

 

 

MTA

  • 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. www.mta.info

 

HEAP Cooling Assistance Program

 

Individuals interested in participating in the HEAP Cooling Assistance Program must contact (929) 221-5862, Heat hotline 1 (800) 692-0557 and homebound clients (212) 331-3150.  The program operates May 1, 2014-August 29, 2014 or until funds are no longer available.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

2014 US OPEN JOB FAIR

Great seasonal opportunities for students, college graduates and people who love sports events!  Jobs available in Guest Services, Courts and Grounds, Front Desk, Box Office, etc.

If you are interested in attending, please email at usopenjobfair@usta.com or call (718) 593-8275 with your contact information.  You can also apply directly by visiting their website at www.usta.com/usopenjobs

 

 

School Crossing Guard - The NYC Police Department is seeking recruitment of School Crossing Guards.  Please contact the 108th Precinct at 718-784-5420 for further information.

 

 

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

 

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

 

Green Jobs Training Program at LaGuardia Community College – Applications are now being accepted for Green Building Operations and Maintenance & OSHA training in April.  To apply, interested applicants must visit the website at www.greenworkforcenyc.org

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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