JUNE 2007

The Queens Village Civic Association, Inc.
1-718-465-0177~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~JUNE  2007
Since 1957:  We Don't Complain About Problems - We Work on Solutions
EDITOR:  Joseph Nickischer              CIRCULATION MANAGER:  Eleanor Carrington

My Very Dear Queens Villagers,

               Let's enjoy the beautiful sun filled and summery days we are having after a cold and nasty spring. Mother Nature is being kind now and, hopefully, for the rest of the summer.

                Happy 50th Birthday To Us. We have been serving Queens Village for half a century, since 1957. We have had, with the help of our elected representatives, local civic and community organizations, and the 105th Prectinct, much success in helping to preserve our quality of life. Throughout the years, our members and our leaders have given dedicated, continuous service to Queens Village. May the next 50 years show that our residents continued to support the Queens Village Civic Association so that it was able to serve the community effectively and with distinction

               You and your family are cordially invited to our 50th Year celebration on June 19. The food is very good, and the price is right: $10.00 per person. The buffet dinner includes dessert, soda, and coffee. Our Councilman David Weprin will install our new officers.

               Although I am stepping down as your President after nine years, I will continue to serve my civic association as a Trustee. I will be there doing my bidding for you when necessary. I congratulate our new President, Amelia Kent, who has been our Vice President for many years. She has my unswerving support and loyality.

                I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank our departing Financial Secretary and Newsletter Circulation Manager, Eleanor Carrington, for the marvelous job she has done for many years. Her competence and efficiency ensured that our financial records were always current and that our newsletter was properly routed and delivered on time. She was also a wise voice on our Executive Board. We will miss her.

               I thank all of you--our members, my family, elected officials, civic and community organizations--for making my Presidency very rewarding.

               Keep well. May God bless everyone, especially our troops in battle, and bring them home safe and sound.

               I hope to see you on June 19 and August 7.

(signed)   Nagassar (Ram) Ramgarib
Nagassar (Ram) Ramgarib

Next Meeting:               Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 PM

Place:                            Stewart Hall 
                                     Our Lady of Lourdes Church
                                     Springfield Blvd. & 93rd Avenue

On the Agenda:              Annual Dinner and Installation
                                     Of 2007-2008 Officers 

Remember, our entire civic area is zoned R2.
That means detached single and 2 family homes only!
Conversions to multiple family homes, cellar and attic apartments are illegal.  Commercial use is also illegal.  Paving and parking cars on front lawns and back yards is illegal.  Guard your property value!  Be a watch dog!  Preserve your quality of life! 


Thanks a Heap!

              We have added 24 new members since the beginning of our current civic year and 180 Queens Villagers have renewed their membership. We have again succeeded at maintaining our membership at 200 plus. You can join our association at our monthly meetings or by using the membership application form in this newsletter.  As a member, you will have our newsletter delivered to your home and have our support in helping to remove problems in the community that diminish your peace and comfort.  We need you to increase our strength and our clout as we fight for programs and city services to maintain and improve our quality of life.  Your support is gratefully appreciated.


Installation of Officers at Sewart Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Springfield Boulevard and 93rd.Avenue, beginning at 7:30 P. M. Our Councilman David Weprin will be the installing officer. A delicious buffet dinner is on the menu, including dessert, soda, and coffee. The cost is $10.00 per person. Members and the public are invited. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This is a great opportunity for an evening of fun and relaxation with members and friends of our civic association.


               The National Night Out Against Crime in our area will be held on Tuesday, August 7, in Cabbell Park, located at 121 Avenue and Francis Lewis boulevard, beginning at 6:00 P.M. There will be free food and drink, deejay music, relay races, rides, and childrens games. Educational brochures about combating crime will be distributed. Some of our elected representatives will be there. We are asking Queens Villagers to attend to show that we support our police in their dangerous job of keeping our community free of crime. For more information, call the 105th Precinct Community Affairs Officer at 718-776-9173 / 9176.


      P. S. 263, a new K-8 charter school at Jamaica Avenue and 224thth Street, is scheduled to open for the beginning of the 2007 school year in September. The estimated cost is $39,000,000. The school will have a capacity of 700 students.

      P. S. 263, designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA), has been recognized with a Design Award by the New York Council of the Society of American Registered Architects for designing a state-of-the-arts school on a unique and highly irregular-shaped site. The 98,000 square foot building is organized into two sections: a four-story general classroom and administrative wing (with a cafeteria and double-height gymnasium), and a three-story arts wing, which houses the two-story auditorium, library, dance, music, and art classrooms. Brick, glass, and distinctive highlights are used to distinguish the two wings. Both the main playground and the early childhood playground are located in rear of the building and are easily accessed from the lobby and cafeteria.

      To obtain information about student enrollment, please call 718-281-7575 or 718-281-7650.

CALL 1-718-343-2580