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IDNYC card center to pop up at Queens Borough Hall in June


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy PropertyShark/Christopher Bride

With the demand for IDNYC cards on a rise, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Friday that Queens Borough Hall will become home to a pop up enrollment center for the cards in June.

From June 2 through 16, the center will be located within Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens, and available by appointment to New York City residents 14 years and older, regardless of immigration status.

“From the ‘World’s Borough’ of 2.3 million residents of over 130 languages, we are pleased to offer Borough Hall as a temporary satellite location to help address the tremendous demand for IDNYC,” Katz said. “The IDNYC program has proven itself as an effective tool to ensure equal access to municipal services – from benefits at the culturals to parents visiting their kids at school – and we can’t register New Yorkers fast enough.”

An IDNYC card, which is free for all New Yorkers who apply before Dec. 31, is described as an accessible and secure document that allows residents to access city services and be granted admission to city buildings, such as schools. The card also served as a proof of identification and is an accepted form when opening a bank account at select financial institutions.

The cards, valid for five years from the date approved, can also be used at all three branches of the city’s public library system and can be used to get discounts and other benefits at museums and cultural institutions, pharmacies, fitness centers, and entertainment venues.

“We are very excited about the extraordinary response of New Yorkers from Queens to the IDNYC program, and we thank Borough President Katz for taking the initiative of opening a pop-up enrollment center in Queens Borough Hall – we are thrilled to see our city government working together to make the IDNYC program as strong as it can be,” said the city’s Immigration Commissioner Nisha Agarwal.

All IDNYC applicants can make an appointment at Queens Borough Hall or at any other IDNYC Enrollment Center. Appointments can be made either by calling 311 or by clicking here.

Applicants are required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted, for a list click here.

Upon submitting an application, the IDNYC Card will be sent to the resident via regular mail.

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Map: Where recent college grads can afford rent in Queens


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Photo courtesy Minas Styponias

For recent college graduates, living in New York City while juggling student loans and living expenses can seem almost impossible.

Add in the need for fun and entertainment, and most won’t have a dime remaining from their paychecks.

However, a new study released Wednesday by real estate website StreetEasy shows, through an interactive map, in what neighborhoods recent graduates will be able to find affordable apartments as they begin a life of independence in the Big Apple. Some areas in the “World’s Borough” have been pointed out as leading contenders.

“One of our top tips for recent grads moving to NYC is to look outside of Manhattan, and our study shows that several neighborhoods in Queens are especially ‘grad-friendly,’” a StreetEasy representative said.

Astoria and Ridgewood top the list of those Queens neighborhoods, but affordable apartments can be found in many neighborhoods throughout the borough including Kew Gardens, Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Rego Park and Flushing.

The map (below) reveals the availability of affordable apartments in city based on three variables. It uses the average entry-level salaries for the top 10 majors of recent grads moving to the NYC, including business, social sciences, education and engineering, the percent of income one is willing to pay toward rent and the possibility of roommates.

The study found what many have known for decades —  paying NYC rents is actually possible when roommates are included. However, the report also notes, it is possible to fly solo in the city and spend only 30 percent of income, but graduates will have to do serious apartment hunting.

It would also help, if only slightly, not to be an education major.

Zero percent of studio and one-bedroom listings are affordable to solo education majors, according to the study, whereas only 2.7 percent and 5.1 percent were available for social science and business majors respectively.

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Civil War sailor discovered in Maple Grove Cemetery


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Matthew Brady

BY ANGELA MATUA

After years of searching, the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens found the burial site of a Civil War Navy sailor.

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, a volunteer organization that works to promote the historical and cultural relevance of the cemetery, discovered that Joseph Teagle, an African-American Civil War sailor, is interred at the historic graveyard.

“I’ve always been interested in finding the biographies and stories of people of interest who can help educate children of today by telling their stories,” said Carl Ballenas, president of the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery. “Not often enough do people realize what a great resource a cemetery can be.”

Ballenas said his organization is still trying to piece together more information about the sailor but with the help of the U.S. NY Colored Troops 26th Regiment, have found information about his service and what he did after his retirement from the Navy.

Ludger Balan, the historian for the U.S. 26th Regiment, said cemetery records tipped them off to the discovery and he, along with the Friends of Maple Grove, searched for Teagle’s tombstone.

“We started looking for it just like a needle in a haystack and finally we came across the stone that had actually been broken off,” Balan said.

Though Teagle’s tombstone had been damaged, his time at the Navy had been clearly marked on it, which was all the proof Ballenas needed to be certain it was Teagle.

A photograph was found of Teagle on the USS Lehigh, the ironclad ship he served on from 1861 to 1865.

Teagle, who was born a slave in Virginia in 1839, moved to Jamaica once his service was over. He worked for the wealthy Crane family as a coachman and also worked as a farmer and domestic servant, according to old documents at Jamaica Library. According to the cemetery’s interment book, Teagle died in April 1899 of a stroke at the age of 60.

Ballenas also discovered a Leah Teagle buried next to Joseph Teagle. He said because of the age, he believes she is Joseph Teagle’s mother.

Unlike the Union Infantry Federal Unit, Balan noted, the Navy was integrated since the beginning of the Civil War in 1861.

On June 7, the Friends of Maple Grove along with the U.S. NY Colored Troops 26th Regiment will host a Civil War Living History Weekend to honor the 140th anniversary of the cemetery and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s conclusion.

The 26th Regiment will have historical interpreters on hand to illustrate the life of an African-American Civil War soldier from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cemetery will also display several artifacts from the 1800s and host a memorial service to honor Joseph Teagle.

Ballenas said the ceremony will also showcase another discovery the cemetery made. Congregants of the Shiloh Church, the first African-American church in Manhattan founded in 1822, were moved to the Maple Grove Cemetery after the church relocated in 1837. Shiloh Church was frequented by abolitionist and writer Fredrick Douglas and, according to Balan, was built by Civil War soldiers.

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Scarborough pleads guilty on corruption charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY ANGELA MATUA

Former Assemblyman William Scarborough pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state corruption charges, officials said.

Scarborough, who represented the 29th District in southeast Queens for 20 years, was arrested last October for wire fraud and theft concerning a program receiving federal funds.

Scarborough is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14 in Albany. He faces up to 20 years in prison on the wire fraud count, up to 10 years in prison on the theft charge and up to $250,000 in fines on each count.

As part of a plea agreement, Scarborough pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree and is expected to be sentenced to one year in jail. He also agreed to resign from the Assembly and donate all funds remaining in his campaign account to charity.

Scarborough will also be required to pay $54,355 in restitution to New York State and forfeit that amount to the United States.

Scarborough stole over $40,000 from his Friends of Bill Scarborough campaign account and made unauthorized cash withdrawals and transfers for his own personal use.

He also submitted 174 fraudulent New York State Assembly Travel Vouchers to the Assembly Finance Department from January 2009 through December 2014. These fraudulent vouchers totaled $54,355, money that Scarborough was not entitled to.

“Today Assembly member Scarborough pleaded guilty to crimes that betrayed his constituents and the taxpayers of the State of New York — crimes that will send him to jail under this plea agreement,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. “While he will pay the price for his individual crimes, we need to channel public outrage at the ongoing corruption scandals into a movement for comprehensive reform.”

After Scarborough’s resignation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has 90 days to hold a special election in order to fill Scarborough’s seat.

Scarborough joins a long list of south Queens elected officials charged in recent years with committing corruption while in office, including former state Senators Malcolm Smith and Shirley Huntley, former Assemblymen Brian McLaughlin and Anthony Seminerio; and current Councilman Ruben Wills.

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Participatory budget proposals announced for District 32


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY ANGELA MATUA

Councilman Eric Ulrich announced on Monday the results of participatory budgeting in District 32 for the areas of Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park.

The process, which allows community members to decide how a portion of the public budget is spent, began in November with local brainstorming sessions. Residents in these neighborhoods then met with city agency representatives to review the proposals.

The ballot included eight capital proposals submitted by local residents. A total of 692 constituents who cast ballots whittled down the proposals to five.

“Participatory budgeting empowers local communities and strengthens relationships between elected officials and the people they serve,” Ulrich said. “I am deeply grateful to everyone that contributed and I look forward to bringing PB back next year to allow my constituents a real say in how their tax dollars are being spent.”

The winning proposal with the most votes included technology upgrades at P.S. 90, P.S. 97, P.S. 66 and P.S. 306. The project received 465 votes with a total of $300,000 being allocated to the four schools.

Residents cast 326 votes to bring $200,000 worth of security upgrades to Ozone Park Library and renovations to Richmond Hill Library.

Rebecca Babirye-Alibatya, the manager at Richmond Hill Library, was excited to learn that the community voted to allow for much-needed renovations to the 100-year-old building, she said.

“We need major renovations. We are one of the only libraries without self-check-in and checkout machines,” Babirye-Alibatya said. “Our basement is in need of renovations. The electrical wiring is as old as the building [and] there are so many things we can use the money for.”

Babirye-Alibatya said the library would also look to buy new computers and tablets and try to expand the basement to add more rooms to host activities for children and the community.

Residents also voted for emergency call boxes to be installed throughout Forest Park to improve safety with 312 votes from the community. The installation will cost $140,000.

Another school to receive funding in the district is P.S. 64 in Ozone Park, which received 237 votes for a $300,000 auditorium upgrade.

The 9/11 Memorial in Forest Park was the last proposal to be funded and received 239 votes and $250,000 for a total refurbishing.

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‘Commuter Composting’ coming to Ridgewood and Kew Gardens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

BY ANGELA MATUA

Queens residents will soon have “Commuter Composting” in order to properly dispose of their household food waste, according to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

The DSNY is expanding its curbside organic waste recycling program and also adding 11 new food scrap drop-off locations. Residents will also see 19 more seasonal sites this summer, for a total of 64 sites throughout the city. The drop-off program offers composting opportunities for New Yorkers in neighborhoods or buildings that do not receive curbside collection of organic waste.

The “Commuter Composting” program will be offered in Ridgewood outside the Fresh Pond Road M train station, located on Fresh Pond Road near Putnam Avenue, on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m.; and in Kew Gardens outside the Union Turnpike E/F train station, on Kew Gardens Road between 80th and 81st avenues, on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The collected compost will be distributed to local greening groups such as urban farmers, community gardeners and street tree stewards to improve the quality of the soil.

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the program will help redirect organic material from ending up in landfills.  Last week, the DSNY announced it would expand its household organics collection program in Maspeth, Middle Village and other areas of the city.

“Organic material makes up about a third of our city’s trash,” Garcia said. “We are excited to be able to provide more opportunities for New Yorkers to recycle their food waste. By increasing the number of food scrap drop-off sites, more organic material can be composted instead of going to landfills.”

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Community Board 9 chooses Lisa Gomes as new district manager, angering BP Melinda Katz


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Members of Community Board 9 selected Lisa Gomes to fill the long-vacant post of district manager — a move that Borough President Melinda Katz blasted as an attempt by the board to “steamroll this important decision” before new members join the board.

“Over six months have lapsed since the former district manager tendered her resignation,” Katz said. “The length of time it has taken the board to move this forward demonstrates the ongoing governance issues which have been prevalent on Community Board 9.”

Katz was so upset about the move that she issued a press release several hours before the meeting on March 3.

“It’s perplexing at best as to why Community Board 9 feels it is absolutely necessary to steamroll this important decision upon a board that may or may not be the same in 28 days,” Katz said in the statement.

Community Board 9 covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hills, Ozone Park and Woodhaven.

Queens’ longest-tenured district manager Mary Ann Carey resigned last year in October and since then Community Board 9 was without a leader. The board members made a decision on Tuesday night during a closed meeting that lasted for over an hour. But just as the board members were about to heed Katz’s urging to select a new district manager, the borough president sent a letter to the board asking them to postpone the decision until April, a request that baffled board members.

“I think it’s ironic that the borough president highlights how long the process has taken as a potential problem and then urges us to take even more time,” a community board member said. “That seems a little weird to me. Especially when one of her former staffers happens to be a finalist for the job.”

The board members went ahead with the voting process between three candidates and ultimately voted to appoint Lisa Gomes to the district manager’s post. The former Katz staffer was not selected.

“[Gomes’] familiarity with Community Board 9, with its members and with its neighborhoods, made her a strong candidate for the job,” the board member said. “With her at the helm we are preserving institutional memory and maintaining continuity even while she has pledged to improve the way the office is run.”

Lisa Gomes served as a temporary district manager since October and she served as a board staff member for over 20 years.

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Inclusive Queens soccer program teaches kids skills beyond the field


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Soccer Kids NYC

BY ANGELA MATUA

A new soccer program for children in Queens hopes to have kids setting goals on and off the field.

Soccer Kids NYC was created by Noe Canales in September 2014 after he noticed that other programs did not focus on teaching lessons that could translate to all aspects of a child’s life.

Canales said that Soccer Kids NYC strives to teach not only the fundamentals of soccer but also skills that children can utilize off the field like teamwork, respect and perseverance.

Soccer Kids NYC differs from other programs in several ways. Canales, who is a certified special education teacher, integrates children with special needs into all classes. He hopes to remove the stigma that families of special needs children typically deal with.

“Soccer Kids NYC wants to help in getting rid of that pervasive thinking,” Canales said of the three-month course that costs $179. “Our mission cuts across all lines; our program is for children with special needs and typically developing children. We don’t believe in labels except for our kids’ names.”

He believes this inclusiveness contributes to the program’s 99 percent retention rate. The coaches at Soccer Kids NYC also strive to make their classes affordable for everyone, he said. Though children typically attend classes once a week, students are encouraged to join other classes if there is available space at no extra cost. They also provide a refund to all families who are not satisfied with the program.

Scouting the right coaches is important for Canales, who is also a teacher at TheraCare Preschool Services, a preschool in Rego Park that accommodates children with and without special needs. Coaches are trained extensively until they are ready to lead a class. This approach is the reason he can provide a quality program, he said.

“My experience with larger programs has been that they will first find a location to expand and then work on hiring and staffing those classes with a coach,” Canales said. “This approach hinders the quality of a program as many times these coaches are not fully trained to lead a class and consequently, our kids get the short end of the stick.”

Every season, parents are encouraged to leave feedback for the coaches. Canales said they have not received any negative feedback yet, but the coaches still come together to reflect on ways to make the program better.

The feedback has been all amazing,” Canales said. “This is something that we feel extremely proud of.”

Classes are taught in Bayside, Woodhaven, Middle Village, Elmhurst, Flushing, Kew Gardens and other parts of Queens. Canales said they are not in a rush to expand but would like to eventually teach classes in other parts of Queens and New York.

 

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Flushing man charged in bomb scare at DA office building in Kew Gardens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A 49-year-old Flushing man has been arraigned and charged following a bomb scare on Tuesday at a Kew Gardens building that houses law enforcement offices for the Queens District Attorney, New York State Police and FBI.

While holding a package, Scott Sasonkin entered the lobby of the building located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday and told a security guard that he had a bomb and wanted to kill everyone in the building, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Sasonkin then allegedly placed the package on the floor.

A sergeant from the district attorney’s office who responded to the incident allegedly saw Sasonkin standing next to the package. The suspect then allegedly told the sergeant, in some words, “I’m a suicide bomber, my bomb is in this package, it’s a pipe bomb. I went to the hardware store and bought the fertilizer and a pipe. I learned how to make the bomb from the Internet, it has a detonator and a timer.”

Sasonkin followed by stating that he picked the building because “it’s famous and has a lot of law enforcement in it.”

The NYPD’s Bomb Squad inspected the package and determined it did not contain an explosive device and was not a bomb, according to the district attorney. Sasonkin was then arrested and taken to a local hospital.

“When a threat is posed by an organized enterprise or by a so-called lone wolf, law enforcement must respond promptly and effectively – as they did in this case – in order to protect our communities from those who would do us harm,” Brown said. “Fortunately, the bomb threat in this case proved to be a hoax. However, those responding personnel had no way of knowing that fact at the time. I thank them for their professionalism and restraint in the face of adversity.”

Sasonkin was arraigned on Wednesday night in the Queens Criminal Court on a criminal complaint charging him with first-degree reckless endangerment, first-, second- and third-degree falsely reporting an incident, first-degree placing a false bomb and making a terroristic threat. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Sasonkin was held without bail pending the results of a mental health evaluation and has been ordered to return to court on March 23.

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Bomb scare at DA office building in Kew Gardens


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated 5:12 p.m.

A 49-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning following a bomb scare at a Kew Gardens office building, authorities said.

Law enforcement sources identified him as Scott Sansonkin, a former resident of Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale, who was taken into custody without further incident and found not to have a bomb in his possession. Reportedly, he was taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The scare reportedly occurred at about 11 a.m. at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. near Union Turnpike, a 12-story office building that includes the Queens District Attorney’s Detective Squad, an FBI satellite office and the Kew Gardens Community Center.

According to police, Sansonkin walked into the lobby carrying a bag and allegedly announced he had a bomb. During a subsequent investigation, police reportedly determined the bag contained an inert device made to resemble an explosive.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct, the NYPD Bomb Squad and other NYPD units responded to the location, and all individuals inside the building were safely evacuated. District Attorney Richard Brown was not at the location at the time of the bomb scare.

Sources familiar with the investigation said Sansonkin previously pulled a bomb scare at the same location in November 2008; he was subsequently prosecuted on federal charges and served a prison sentence.

Sansonkin was charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an incident, possessing a false bomb or hazardous substance and second-degree harassment. Other charges are pending the results of an investigation.

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See it: Kew Gardens Spanish Colonial home sells for $1.9 million


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty

A huge Spanish Colonial house in Kew Gardens with four fireplaces was sold, according to real estate firm Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty.


The home has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and a fully finished basement. It has about 4,300 square feet of space and sits on a 7,000-square-foot lot. The residence was recently renovated and has an updated kitchen and family room with an entertainment system.

The house was originally listed for $2.3 million, but the buyer got a deal when it closed at $1.9 million.

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Pearl Jam fans hold fundraiser, continue quest to lure the band to Forest Hills


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by  Ross Belsky

BY ROSS BELSKY

On Thursday the fanatics from Pearl Jam Forest Hills hosted their long-awaited fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens, hoping to add to the $107,000 they’ve already collected to convince Eddie Vedder and the band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

The group has been raising money through tilt.com, a crowdfunding website similar to Kickstarter. Of the 450 backers on Tilt, over a hundred jammed out to a Pearl Jam cover band called Last Exit at the Ale House.

About 150 people of all ages sang along to every word with Last Exit. There were roars at the recognition of each song’s first note, and fist pumping on cue with dramatic drumbeats.

“We want to cement Forest Hills Stadium as legendary,” said the group’s founder, Daniel Sheffer. “It is an intimate venue and in our backyards, so the fans would hypothetically have a cathartic experience.” The stadium, which once hosted The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, has been upgraded with $3 million in modern amenities since 2013.

Pearl Jam cover band Last Exit

Pearl Jam cover band Last Exit

Through social media, the group’s efforts have also benefited several charitable organizations, such as Wounded Warrior, the National Kidney Foundation, and Pearl Jam’s own nonprofit Vitalogy Foundation. At the Ale House fundraiser alone, with incentives like band stickers and posters, hundreds of dollars were donated to charities.

Albert Lee, who worked closely with Sheffer in preparation for the event, created a motivational video that says, “This one’s for the band, the fans, the crew, the world.”

“We had no specific goal in terms of money raised,” Lee said at the fundraiser. “But this is more about the noise and publicity of the cause. We try to stay humble, but if Pearl Jam does play here, it will hit me heavy and take me to a higher place.”

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Sword-carrying man commits robbery at Kew Gardens pet store: NYPD


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Video courtesy of NYPD

A man used a large sword to rob an employee at a Kew Gardens pet store, police said.

The suspect entered the store, Petland Discounts, on 126th Street near Metropolitan Avenue, just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, cops said. Once inside, he demanded the employee’s cash and cell phone, while displaying the sword. The suspect then fled with about $400 and a Samsung phone.

Police have released video footage of the suspect from inside the store, and describe the man as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, baseball hat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Pearl Jam fans to hold fundraiser at Kew Gardens bar in ongoing efforts to bring band to Queens


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Pearl Jam fans are holding a fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in January as part of a push to raise money for a crowdfunded attempt to get the ’90s band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

The organization, Pearl Jam Forest Hills, has raised over $60,000 so far, bringing the head of the organization, Daniel Sheffer, closer to his dream of seeing the band live at Forest Hills Stadium. The money will be used to try to lure the band to play at the stadium.

“It’s beyond my wildest dreams. We’re thankful for all of our supporters,” Sheffer said. “It’s like there are actually people who believe in this and it makes us want to keep going and pushing harder.”

Forest Hills Stadium has held many high-profile music shows over the years, including the Talking Heads and the Beatles. The Who is slated to play in 2015. But if Sheffer and his ilk are successful in convincing the band to come, it would be the first completely publicly funded concert held in the venue.

The fundraiser will be held on Jan. 8, and Sheffer is confident in the the bar’s ability to host the fundraiser since they’ve held other similar events before. Sheffer is also taking the opportunity to help raise money during the fundraiser for charity organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project and Team Gleason.

People who come to the fundraiser can choose what organization they want to give money to. They will also be able to contribute to the Vitalogy Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the band members of Pearl Jam.

“We’re staying humble, and whatever happens, we consider what we’ve already done a success,” Sheffer said.

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Queens teen found shot to death in Long Island


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Photo courtesy of Suffolk County Police Department

A Queens teenager was discovered fatally shot in a Long Island park Friday afternoon, police said.

The body of Jonathan A. Graff, 17, was found by a man who was walking his dog in Spur Drive Park in Bay Shore at about 4:15 p.m., according to authorities.

He had been shot in the head, reports said.

Graff, who lived in Kew Gardens, was last seen Thursday in Jamaica near the Long Island Rail Road station, according to Newsday.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Graff’s body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, and authorities are reportedly awaiting the results to determine how many times he was shot.

Anyone with information on the incident or who may have seen Graff before the shooting is asked to call Suffolk County Police detectives at 631-852-6392 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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