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PAGE 2                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                 THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022


            Park Side Restaurant                                   NYS Division of Consumer Protection Warns New Yorkers of Carbon

                                                                        Monoxide And Fire Hazards During Extreme Cold Weather
          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                            (Continued from page 1)   that all gas heaters are properly  and other flammable materials.
                                                                                                vented to the outside.       Never cover a space heater or
                                                                        Carbon monoxide (CO) is a  •    Use generators safely. Do not  place on top of furniture or near
                                                                   colorless and odorless, but deadly  use a gas or electric generator in  water. Space heaters should not
                                                                   poisonous gas. It is produced by  a home, garage, basement or any  be left unattended when used
                                                                   the incomplete burning of vari-  enclosed space. Plug in appliances  near children. If a space heater
                                                                   ous fuels, including coal, wood,  to the generator using only indi-  has a damaged electrical cord
                                                                   charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane,  vidual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated  or produces sparks, stop use im-
                                                                   and natural gas. Products and  electrical cords. When used, gas  mediately.
                                                                   equipment powered by internal  generators should be located at  •    Check your extension cords.
                                                                   combustion engines such as por-  least 20 feet from any window,  Extension cords  should  not  be
                                                                   table generators, snow blowers  door or vent -- preferably in a  overloaded or run where they can
                                                                   and cars produce the gas. CO  space where rain and snow does  become a tripping hazard. Never
                                                                   from these sources can build up  not reach them.          run extension cords under carpets
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart   in enclosed or partially enclosed  •    Grills are for outdoor use only.  or rugs. Avoid using extension
          of Corona, Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination   spaces. People and animals un-  Do not use a gas or charcoal grill  cords with a space heater.
          that is worth the trip. After one visit, you will be sure to be back   knowingly breathing in CO can be  indoors or inside a garage, as they  •    Prepare for emergencies. Keep
          again and again for one the city’s Best Italian restaurants.   poisoned, resulting in significant  release deadly fumes.  a multipurpose, dry-chemical
          Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic and always delicious   health risks, including death.  •    Avoid build-up of carbon mon-  fire extinguisher near the area to
          dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to detail        When temperatures plummet,  oxide fumes. Open the fireplace  be heated. Regularly review fire
          served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to   home  heating systems  run  for  damper before lighting a fire and  safety plans with your family,
          host your next function with our private dining area and flexible   hours and the potential for CO  keep it open until the ashes are  especially with homes with young
          banquet packages.                                        poisoning increases. In severe  cool. Never use a gas range or oven  children, older adults, and persons
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                 weather, using alternative sources  to warm up a home. Never leave  with disabilities. Make sure there
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                  of power can also cause CO to  a vehicle running while parked in  is a working smoke alarm on every
                                                                   build up in the home. According  a garage attached to a home, even  level and outside of sleeping areas,
                     - Reservations Suggested -                    to the Center for Disease Control,  if the windows are open. Have  and that the batteries in the alarm
                                                                   every year at least 430 people  vehicles’ mufflers and tailpipes  are functional. If there is a power
                                                                   die from accidental CO poison-  checked on a regular basis to  failure at home, use battery-pow-
                                                                   ing across the United States, and  prevent accidental CO build-up.  ered flashlights or lanterns instead
                                                                   50,000 people seek emergency ac-       If one suspects carbon mon-  of candles, if possible. Never leave
                                                                   cidental CO poisoning treatment  oxide poisoning, they should get  lit candles unattended.
                                                                   at hospitals.                to fresh air immediately and then       Additional resources are offered
                                                                        Colder temperatures also  call 911.                  through the NYS Office of Fire
                                                                   increase the risk of fire hazards.  Winter Home Heating & Fire  Prevention and Control’s Carbon
                                                                   Portable space heaters used in-  Safety Tips:             Monoxide Virtual Toolbox and
                                                                   correctly can start a fire. Having  •    Safely operate fireplaces, wood  the through the NYS Department
                                                                   space heaters plugged in along  stoves and other combustion heat-  of Health Cold Weather Tips page.
                                                                   with too many electronics can  ers. Use fireplaces, wood stoves,       About the New York State
                                                                   overload extension cords, causing  or other combustion heaters only  Division of Consumer Protection
                                                                   them to ignite.              if they are properly vented to  - The New York State Division of
                                                                        The New York State Division  the outside and do not leak flue  Consumer Protection serves to
                                                                   of Consumer Protection offers the  gas into the indoor air space. If  educate, assist and empower the
                     Subscribe to the                              following tips to keep families  planning to use a wood stove,  State’s consumers. Consumers can
                                                                                                fireplace, or space heater, follow  file a complaint with the Division
                                                                   safe and warm this winter:
              Queens Times                                         Home Carbon Monoxide Poison-  the manufacturer’s instructions.  of Consumer Protection at https://
                                                                                                                             dos.ny.gov/consumer-protection.
                                                                                                Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
                                                                   ing Prevention Tips:
                                                                   alarms. There should be a carbon  lated. Ensure adequate ventilation  information, call the DCP Helpline
              Your Local Newspaper-One Edition for All Of Queens   •    Install carbon monoxide  •    Keep your home properly venti-       For more consumer protection
                                                                   monoxide alarm on every floor of  if using a kerosene heater. Also,  at 800-697-1220, Monday through
                    Just $36.50 per year... and have the paper     a home. Such alarms are required  use only the specific type of fuel  Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm or visit
                       delivered to your door by US Mail           on every floor of new home con-  a heater is designed to use—don’t  the DCP website at https://dos.
                                                                   struction.                   substitute with another source.  ny.gov/consumer-protection. The
                   Please Enter my Subscription For One Year       •    Inspect all fuel-burning equip-  •    Keep space heaters away, sta-  Division can also be reached via
                                                                   ment every year. Have a trained  ble, and uncovered. Space heaters  Twitter at @NYSConsumer or
           Name ..............................................................................  service technician inspect your  should be kept at least three feet  Facebook at www.facebook.com/
                                                                   home heating systems. Make sure  away from beds, clothes, curtains,  nysconsumer.
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           City..................................................Zip...........................  Councilman Moya Focuses on His District
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                   11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357           (Continued from page 1)   stituents bring their concerns to him  when it appeared at the corner of
                                                                                                he makes every effort to address  on 111th Street and 47th Avenue in
                                                                        Councilman Francisco Moya  the problem and works diligently  Corona Heights. The residents again
                                                                   takes pride in representing the 21st  to expedite its fix. In this case,  appreciate Councilman Moya’s
                                                                   district. When Councilman Moya  Councilman Moya acted immedi-  speedy response and swift action in
                                                                   views a problem or when his con-  ately having DOT repair a pothole  addressing and resolving this issue.



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