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The unit is ideally located in a well-kept and managed building in the landmark district of Jackson Heights. This unit is so large that is almost the sizes of a 1BR apartment. The unit just underwent a complete renovation, therefore everything inside the unit is brand new. This unit is renting for $1,390 per month.

If anyone is interest in viewing this unit please call or text me at: 718.908.4146. Please no emails.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Bengali New Year on Diversity Plaza
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 10:07:52 AM »
Thanks Todd, I was wondering what was going on.  Everyone looked so nice and dressed up!
Restaurants & Food / Re: Join Farm Spot - Jackson Heights' CSA!
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Wine of the Day: Ponte Da Barca, Spain

Grape: Albarino

Pale yellow, brilliant colour, with hints of gold and green. In the nose they have fine, distinguished floral and fruity aromas. On the palate they are fresh and smooth, with sufficient body and degree of alcohol, balanced acidity, harmonious and with a wide range of tones. Pairs great with Seafood, Fish, Poultry and fresh cheese.
The Quintet of the Americas will present Tone and Color, a concert on Thursday, April 24 – 1:00 PM at Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street in Jamaica, Queens. There will be a pre-concert discussion about the music at 12:30 that day.

Quintet of the Americas, the woodwind quintet widely-known for its performances of music from Latin America, will perform Three Colors by Marcus Redden, Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music), Goldfinch Variations by Douglaston-based composer James Cohn, Lejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo, Tangos and more.

The April 24 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 718-230-5189 or visit This concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit

Internationally known Quintet of the Americas is Queens’ own premiere woodwind quintet. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the Quintet has specialized in bringing music from the Western hemisphere to audiences in the United States since its arrival in New York in 1979. The group has enjoyed an international career that has taken them to concert halls throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Members of the Quintet are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nicholas Gallas, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Gina Cuffari, bassoon. They are currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit their website at and become their friend at

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, and generous donations from individuals.

For Quintet of the Americas press inquiries, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Window Fix
« Last post by francis on April 14, 2014, 10:01:22 PM »
I'm not too sure but you can give them a call to see.                                                       Window-Fix, Inc.®
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Great Brunch at Bocaito
« Last post by jamesdamian on April 14, 2014, 09:59:05 PM »
I went for wine/dinner a week or so ago. So good!
Neighborhood Chat / Peralta discusses bills to fight sex trafficking
« Last post by francis on April 14, 2014, 09:56:35 PM »
Interesting article about new legislation to reduce the sex trafficking problem on Roosevelt avenue                                      

 State Sen. Jose Peralta talks about efforts to curb sex trafficking and prostitution. Photo by Sarina Trangle

Few politicians  aspire to bring the ambiance of Times Square to their districts, but state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue that has grown saturated with prostitution could use some of the sterilization that transformed Times Square in the 1980s.

While speaking at Queensborough Community College April 3, Peralta described various legislative endeavors to crack down on sex traffickers and prostitution businesses and fund organizations that provide pathways out of the industry for victims.

The senator said afterward he believed recruiting Disney to open a store in Times Square anchored commercial development and ushered in an era of strict policing.

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“We don’t need to bring in the big, big box store on Roosevelt Avenue — a mid-size box store,” Peralta said, noting he wanted to “keep the flavor of the mom-and-pop shops” nearby.

But the senator emphasized that wooing Disney took assistance from federal, state and local officials, and he is hoping Mayor Bill de Blasio would join him and U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) in scouting for a Roosevelt Avenue anchor.

As Times Square spurned prostitution, the industry migrated along the No. 7 train line, and Peralta said businesses began offering free car service to patrons from midtown to Corona and Jackson Heights.

“They descend on the stretch of Roosevelt Avenue from 69th Street to 112th Street ready for sex and willing to pay for it,” he said. “They patronize restaurants because there were packages being offered that include dinner, drinks and of course a woman.”

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The gangs believed to be behind the brothels became so entrenched that Peralta said the business cards they distributed with photos of nude women and numbers were being picked up by children and traded like baseball cards.

In response, he introduced a bill banning such advertisements, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in summer 2011, but the senator said promoters promptly revised the so-called “chica chica” cards to showcase fruit or flowers and, when business began to suffer, women wearing bikinis or lingerie.

“Every time you think you’re one step ahead of these individuals, they’re two steps ahead,” he said.

In 2012, the city passed legislation requiring that the certification program for taxi and livery cab drivers incorporate education on the sex trafficking industry and inform drivers that they face a $10,000 penalty and the loss of their license if they use their vehicle to facilitate sex trafficking.

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Peralta, who had sponsored a similar bill in the state Legislature, said those who were aware that many prostitutes are lured to the city with the promise of a lush lifestyle and then held captive would be less likely to do business with traffickers.

“Someone who understands the plight of these women, who recognizes that prostitution is often not a consensual business transaction, is also more likely to say something if they see something,” he said.

Now, the senator is pushing for legislation that would classify advancing or profiting from the prostitution of someone under 16, compelling prostitution and sex trafficking as violent felonies and extend the minimum sentence for such crimes to five years. The measure would permit judges to sentence those convicted of multiple offenses to life in prison under the state’s persistent violent offender law. He said he believed the measure has support in the Senate, but may get stalled in the state Assembly.

Students, who had read a book by a trafficking survivor called “The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine,” asked about ways to spread awareness.

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Peralta called trafficking an epidemic, saying there are 27 million slaves today, more than during any other era, and that 80 percent of them are involved in sex trafficking.

“I wish that there could be a celebrity that could stand up and say I am going to stand up for this cause,” he said. “I happen to know Matt Damon’s agent .... I’m going to reach out.”

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at

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I spoke to Verizon at the annual Co-Op Expo regarding FiOS in apartment buildings. If the building is willing to provide access, Verizon will install it.  Their preferred pathway from the street is the same as TimeWarner (direct buried cable terminating in distribution equipment in the basement).  That said, property management would need to ensure that they provide access through the existing vertical pathways (ducts/conduits) as cable.  I suspect the issue in most buildings will be congestion in the existing pathways filled with coax.  Our building doesn't allow sattelite dishes or exterior wiring, so this continues to be a challenge.
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