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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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,
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, 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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , call (718) 533-8773 or Fax 718-533-8777
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.
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.
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 !!
Debra Markell Kleinert
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
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
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
Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 7pm
61st Street & Woodside Avenue
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com
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…