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

 

 

 

CB2 Newsletter

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 NEWSLETTER

October 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:

 

Columbus Day – Monday, October 13th, 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 October 2014.  Accordingly, parking meters will not be in effect on major legal holidays*.

Yom Kippur  - Saturday, October 4, 2014                 Shemini Atzereth – Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014

Idul-Adha-      Sat-Mon., October 4-6, 2014             Simchas Torach – Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Succoth (2 Days) - Thurs.-Fri., October 9-10, 2014  Diwali – Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014

Columbus Day            - Monday, October 13, 2014

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Date: Thursday, October 2nd, 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

 

ADRESSES WITHIN CB 2 SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION/

EXCAVATION NOTICE/ VACATE/ EMERGENCY DECLARATION

                               

42-14 Crescent St., LIC, NY

 

 

 

 

The Board has received Notice of the following license applications:

 

NYC TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION APPLICATIONS

 

7 Star Car & Limousine, Inc.

 d/b/a Dial 7 Car & Limousine Service            43-23 35th Street, LIC, NY                 Base Station License

 

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

 

October 2014 Applications           

 

Tamashi Blue Inc.                               47-36 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY                  Wine and Beer License

Don Pollo Restaurant Corp.              41-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY     Wine and Beer License

Vista Billiard & Café Corp.               43-12 50th Street, Woodside, NY                      Wine and Beer License

 

Transfers /Alterations/Renewal

 

Payag                                                     51-34 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

El Rey De Los Tacos Corp.               49-06 43rd Avenue, Woodside, NY                  Beer License

Ravel Hotel LLC                                 8-08 Queens Plaza So., LIC, NY                      On-Premises Liquor License

Sean Og Enterprises LLC                   60-02 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Van Dam Hospitality                         52-23 34th Street, LIC, NY                                 On-Premises Liquor License

Quinn Restaurant Corp.

 d/b/a Water’s Edge                            4-01 44th Drive Nott Avenue Pier, LIC, NY    On-Premises Liquor License

Roosevelt Tropical Corp.                   67-22 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY       On-Premises Liquor License

Arriba Arriba Sunnyside                     40-15 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY      On-Premises Liquor License

The Creek and the Cave                    10-93 Jackson Avenue, 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

 

 

 

 

                                                                               

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           Sohncke Square Park               

 

 

A Word from the District Manager …

 

This is a reminder that Street Activity Permits are due by December 31, 2014.  The Street Activity Permit process must be done on line.  You may apply by visiting www.nyc.gov/sapo and we urge you to complete your applications on a timely basis. 

 

We also wish to remind you that in order for your street activity application to be processed, petitions and diagrams are still required and must be submitted to the Community Board 2 office.

 

Joseph Conley, Chairman of Community Board 2 in conjunction with the 108th Precinct will continue to review and approve all of the street activities and make the necessary recommendations. 

 

Please be sure to submit your applications for 2015 prior to December 31, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Debra Markell Kleinert

 

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

 

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:  

21st Street and 44th Avenue

           

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

 

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, October 18th, 2014 at 2 pm.

For further information please call (718) 335-0700.

 

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.

 

 

108TH COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The next meeting of the 108th Community Council will be held on:

 

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 @ 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.

 

Queens Library

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 mvhayes@queenslibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 – Beware of Sweepstakes Scams, Credit Card Fraud/Identity Theft and an E-Z Pass Phishing Scam.  More information is available on their website at www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org 

 

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

St. Teresa’s Parish Center

50-22 44th Street, Woodside, NY  11377

Parking off 44th St. – yard adjoining the church

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 October 9th, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYS Department of Public Service

 

Lifeline Discount Telephone Service 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 visit www.AskPSC.com

 

 

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.

 

If you are an employer, including a nonprofit or small business, you must provide:

·         Paid sick leave if you have 5 or more employees who work in NYC or unpaid sick leave if you have fewer than 5 employees.

·         2 days of paid sick leave to domestic workers who have worked for you for more than 1 year.  This leave is in addition to the 3 days of paid rest to which domestic workers are entitled under New York State Labor Law.

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.

 

 

Woodside on the Move

3rd Annual “Woofside” Halloween Pet Parade

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windmuller Park from 11am to 2pm

Pet Friendly Parade in Woodside.  Costume Contest, Workshops on Nutrition and Training.  For more information please call (718) 476-8449

 

SAVE THE DATE !!

Woodside on the Move

Taste of Woodside

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 – 6pm-9pm

St. Sebastian Auditorium

For more information please call (718) 476-8449

 

Queens Botantical Garden

NYC Compost Project

Saturday, October 4th, 10am to 1pm

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds.  This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting.  For more information and to register please call 718-539-5296.

 

LIC Partnership

 

LIC Partnership offers Partnership Perks, a free neighborhood-wide program of exclusive offerings for Long Island City community members.  Submit a request for a Perks card, or offer a Perk by visiting licpartnership.org/Perks

 

NYC Environmental Protection

 

NYC Department of Environmental Protection launched a new mobile application “My Dep” where  customers can download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.  With the new My Dep Account App, customers can securely view and pay bills online, monitor water consumption and receive leak notifications and new bill alerts.  Customers can now have real time access to information about their water consumption and save in leak related charges.  For more information visit www.nyc.gov/dep

 

 

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Apply now for COMPASS NYC and SONYC afterschool programs coming this Fall !

Elementary and middle school students will have access to high quality after school programs, at no cost to families. 

The Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) comprises more than 800 programs serving young people enrolled in grades K-12.  Through its network of providers, COMPASS NYC offers high quality programs with a strong balance of academics, recreation, enrichment and cultural activities to support and strengthen the overall development of young people.

School’s Out New York City (SONYC) serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Structured like clubs, the model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and required youth leadership through service.   NYC becomes a living classroom through trips and opportunities for instruction beyond the traditional facilities. 

Both programs are offered three hours each day, five days per week.  If you have questions or need assistance applying, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646.

 

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 Office of Emergency Management

KNOW YOUR ZONE !

Learn what you can do to prepare for hurricanes in NYC.  Use NYC’s Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder to find out whether your home or business is located in a hurricane evacuation zone.  Visit www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone

 

 

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.”

 

LIC Flea & Food

5th Street and 46th Avenue

Every Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 6pm

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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  

 

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

 

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. 

 

NYS Homes & Community Renewal

SelfHelp (KI-KII) Associates, LLC

Senior Apartments for Rent

SelfHelp Associates is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for affordable housing rental apartments at 45-25 Kissena Boulevard and 137-47 45th Avenue in the Flushing section of Queens.    Eligible applicants must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older.  Qualified applicants will be required to meet income guidelines and additional selection criteria.  To request an application mail a POSTCARD to:  Selfhelp KI-KII Associates, LLC 140-16 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

 

 

Street Activities for October 2014

Please be advised that the fee for a Street Activity Permit is $25.75

 

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church – Pumpkin Fair

46th Street between Queens Blvd. and 43rd Avenue

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

*****

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Sunnyside Community Services – Street Festival

Greenpoint Ave. Bet. 42 St. & 48 St. & 46 St. Bet. Greenpoint Ave. & Queens Blvd.  

 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

*****

Saturdays until November 22nd, 2014

Hunters Point Youthmarket – Farmer’s Market

Vernon Blvd. between 48 and 49 Avenues

  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

*****

 

Sculpture Center

44-19 Purves Street, LIC

Opening Reception and Community Day !

Sunday, October 5th – 12-5pm

Celebrate the Sculpture Center’s newly expanded facility with free activities for the whole family.  Museum admission will be free all afternoon.  For further information call 718-361-1750

 

 

 

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

 

Queens Library

 

JobMap – The skills to find a job, and the confidence to get it – sign up at jobmap.queenslibrary.org

Download Audiobooks, eBooks & more – Easy to use - Available 24/7 – No late fees!  Browse your Queens Library website; Check out with a valid library card and Download to a PC, Mac or any mobile device

Download Free Music and Movies – Visit the Entertainment section on Library website

Download your favorite magazines (‘Zines) – Register for a Zinio account

 

With your Free Queens Library Card you are able to borrow up to 50 items including:  up to 10 DVDs/videos at one time and up to three games at one time. 

 

The library serves more than two million people, offers thousands of free programs each year and is your community information and cultural center.  Some libraries now have “Self-Check In Machines”.  They are open even when the library is closed; return your items anytime and avoid overdue fees. For further information visit www.queenslibrary.org

 

Hunters Point Queens Library

 

The Queens Mobile Library will be providing service in Hunters Point on Saturdays into the Fall season.  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. 

 

 

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

 

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                 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 SPONSORS CANDY DRIVE

FOR NEEDY CHILDREN IN THE CB 2 DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 WILL BE SPONSORING A CANDY DRIVE FROM NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 2014 TO HELP CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR.  OUR PROGRAM HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS.

 

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING A BAG OF CANDY FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.  YOU MAY DROP OFF YOUR DONATION AT THE CB2 OFFICE. CB2 THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

 

Sponsored by Con Ed

Community Board 2, Queens.
43-22 50th st Woodside NY 11377
(718)-533-8773

 
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