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 March 2015. Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.
Purim - Thursday, March 5th
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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, PLEASE NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY BOARD 2 OFFICE.
Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth”
BOARD MEMBERS BY AREA
Long Island City – Terry Adams, 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, Lisa Deller, Rev. Joseph Jerome, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Dominick Lippolis, Donald McCallian, 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
March 2015 Applications
JAKK LLC 43-02 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
LisaMonling LLC d/b/a Dumplings
And Things 45-26 46th Street, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Aramark Services Inc. 1 Court Square, 50th Fl., LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Head Over Meals LLC 45-14 48th Avenue, Sunnyside, NY Wine and Beer License
Red Ribbon Pastry Shop Inc. 58-28 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License
Salt and Fat, Inc. 41-16 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY Wine and Beer License
Velazquez Grocery Store 65-24 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, NY Beer License
Seattle Bake Shop Inc. 32-02 Queens Blvd., LIC, NY Wine and Beer License
Guitart & Jones 10-09 50th Avenue, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Anable Basin Sailing Inc. 4-40 44th Drive, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
Guanche Grocery Corp. 46-01 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY Wine and Beer License
K of New York LLC d/b/a
Cloud Catering 42-81 Hunter Street, LIC, NY On-Premises Liquor License
49-14 Queens Group Inc. d/b/a
Gold Fingers/Secrets 49-14 Queens Blvd., Woodside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
John V. Daniels, Jr. Post 2813 47-53 43rd Street, Sunnyside, NY On-Premises Liquor License
TQ Pizzeria Corp. 44-08 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY Wine and Beer License
John Eugene Wallace American
Legion #1630 52-24 35th Street, LIC, NY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/
EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION
21-30 44th Drive, Queens, NY
27-21 44th Drive, Queens, NY
67-19 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY
9-03 44th Road, Queens, NY
42-83 Hunter Street, Queens, NY
Doughboy Park, Woodside
A Word from the District Manager …
PROTECT YOUR WATER METER AND PIPES FROM FREEZING – most water meters and pipes are in basements, crawl spaces, and other unheated areas, where cold winter temperatures could cause them to freeze.
HOMEOWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING METERS AND PIPES FROM FREEZING – if the meter freezes and breaks because you failed to take reasonable steps to protect it, DEP will repair or replace the meter and bill you for the cost.; if the service line or piping freezes and breaks, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to have repairs made by a licensed plumber.
SOME TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS TO PREVENT FREEZING - repair broken and cracked windows, doors and walls; tightly close doors and windows to the outside; install storm windows or plastic sheeting over basement windows; turn off the water to outside faucets, remove hoses and drain the pipes; ask your local plumbing supplier about materials to insulate pipes and meters. If your meter is installed in a unheated garage, take extra care to ensure the meter is insulated; if the pipes or the meter are in a closed cabinet against an outside wall, insulate the wall and open the cabinet to allow warmer air to reach them; if you are not going to be home for several days during cold weather, arrange to have someone visit periodically and turn on a faucet to ensure that the water is still flowing.
IF YOUR SERVICE LINE, PIPES, OR METERS FREEZE – open a faucet near the frozen point to release vapor from melting ice; direct a hair dryer or heat lamp at the frozen section, or put a small space heater nearby; and NEVER thaw a frozen pipe or meter with an open flame. This is not only a fire hazard but could also cause a steam explosion.
If you are unable to thaw the frozen pipes, consult a licensed plumber. If you meter is damaged by the cold, call 311. Visit www.nyc.gov for further information. Please call CB 2 for more information. We are here to assist you with all of your issues.
Debra Markell Kleinert
NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs
New York City Municipal ID
The NYC municipal ID program will improve access to the City’s benefits and attractions for all, including those who have been left out of those benefits due to the lack of basic government-issued identification. For example, adults re-entering after incarceration, foster care youth, homeless, undocumented immigrants, and transgender individuals), and it will also benefit New Yorkers who wish to take advantage of discounts and other incentive programs to city attractions and businesses. Nearly 50% of adult NYC residents do not have a NYS driver’s license, and can benefit from a municipal ID. You can find more information at www.nyc.gov/idnyc
SUNNYSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON DATES
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at
12:30 pm. This month the luncheon will be at Sidetracks Restaurant located at 45-08 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY. 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, March 31st, 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.
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: email@example.com
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, March 21st, 2015 at 2 pm. For further information please call (718) 335-0700.
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau
Crime Prevention Section – ATM “Skimming” Tips – an illegal activity that involves a device at ATM machines; more information is available on their website at www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org
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.
UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Thursday, March 19th, 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 March 12th, 2015.
Queens Library Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Queens Library invites the community to attend tax counseling and E-filing workshops this session. IRS-trained counselors will be available to help community members complete 2014 personal income tax returns at several Library branches. All sessions are free. For further information on times of counseling visit www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0700
St. Pat’s For All Parade
Sunday, March 1st – 1pm Assembly & Remarks –
2pm Parade Step-Off
Skillman Avenue and 43rd Street
For more information visit www.stpatsforall.com
Wynwoode Gardens Home Owners Association, Inc.
The next meeting is Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 7pm – All are welcome !
St. Mary’s Parish Hall
70th Street and 47th Avenue, Woodside
For further information please call (718) 424-0461
Sunnyside Community Services
MAKE A FRIEND
Volunteer with the SCS Friendly Visiting Program and connect with a senior in your community. We connect interested and eligible volunteers with homebound older adults who would enjoy companionship. Matches are based on geography and shared interests. Call (718) 784-6173 Ext. 479 for more information.
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
Con Edison will be upgrading electric service on 29th Street between Queens Plaza Nt. & 41st Avenue in Long Island City. They will be working weekdays from 7am until 6pm and started on Monday, February 23, 2015 thru Friday, March 13, 2015. This work will requires full closure of the roadway on 29th Street between Queens Plaza Nt. And 41st Avenue.
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
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
2015 Play Street applications due date is May 1st. The review process can take up to 8 weeks. The earlier your application is submitted the earlier you may receive a response. You will also need to obtain signatures from your local Community Board and Police Precinct. Information for Play Streets can be found at the www.nyc.gov/sapo website.
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
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.”
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.
NYC Department of Sanitation
As of January 2015, it is illegal to discard electronics in the trash. Below are some options for working & non-working electronics:
- DSNY’s e-cycleNYC program – Apartment building with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service.
- Retail drop-off programs – For example, drop off electronics (no purchase required) at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
- Mail-back and pickup options – For residents who live in smaller buildings and are not able to bring their electronics to a drop-off location or event, the following options are available:
Ø Best Buy will remove an appliance or TV free of charge from a customer’s home when a new product is purchased and delivered by Best Buy.
Ø Staples offers free shipping through their technology trade-in program.
Ø Dell will pick up any Dell product for free through their FedEx Package Return Program.
Ø If none of these options work, please contact the manufacturer of your item. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation maintains a list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered I NYS.
- Electronics recycling events. Bring to events furn by organizations such as Lower East Side Ecology Center, or DSNY’s SAFE Disposal Events.
- Donate or sell working electronics. Visit the NYC Stuff Exchange to find place to buy, sell or donate electronics.
Visit www.nyc.gov/electronics 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
NYC Department of Education
Referral Centers for High School Alternatives are part of the NYC Department of Education. They are located in every borough to help high school aged students navigate their educational options. They assist students who have recently arrived to NYC, who want to recommit to school, or who want to earn their high school equivalency diploma. For more information about the programs, locations, and contact information visit http://pathtograd.org/referralcenters
College Goal New York Events
FAFSA Completion Events for New York State Students
FAFSA Completion Events are set to take place during the months of January, February and March 2015 to help college-bound students complete the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA form. To find out more about College Goal visit http://collegegoalny.org/event-locations
“The Wendy Williams Show”
The Wendy Williams Show is looking to hire interns that want to gain experience in the television industry. This internship is for college credit and is located in NYC. Ideal candidates will be those pursuing careers in television production and at least 18 years old. For more details and/or to apply for the internship program, visit: www.findinternships.com/2015/01/the-wendy-williams-show-internship.html
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.
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
Amerivents Catering – is currently looking for a few part-time cooks and cashiers @$11 an hour to work at the New York Hall of Science (nysci.org). If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line “CAFÉ”. For further information on Amerivents Catering visit www.amerivents.com
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 email@example.com to register for an upcoming information session or call 212-727-4335
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.
Veterans – Become a Certified Technician in the Network Cabling Industry – Job Placement Assistance Available - Information Session – Tuesday, March 3 @ 3pm – LaGuardia Community College RSVP call (718) 482-5386
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777