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PAGE 2                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                               THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022


            Park Side Restaurant                                        CONSUMER ALERT: NYS Division of Consumer
                                                                          Protection Provides Tips to Help Consumers

          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                                    Navigate The Holiday Shopping Season
                                                                      (Continued from page 1)   — of the consumer’s preference       Consumers having trouble
                                                                                                •    Understand the Refund Terms:  obtaining a store refund are en-
                                                                   •    Pay Attention to Return Poli-  For retailers that allow returns,  couraged to file a complaint with
                                                                   cies: New York State law requires  New York State law does not re-  the New York State Division of
                                                                   that retailers post their return and  quire refunds to be given in any  Consumer Protection.
                                                                   refund policies conspicuously to  specific manner. However, it does       The New York State Division
                                                                   inform consumers before the trans-  require  the  form of  the  refund  of Consumer Protection provides
                                                                   action is completed. Retailers must  —cash, credit, or exchange — be  resources and education materials
                                                                   provide a written copy of the store’s  clearly disclosed in advance of pur-  to consumers, as well as voluntary
                                                                   return policies when requested.  chase. Retailers must also disclose  mediation services between con-
                                                                        New York State Law does not  any fees associated with the return.  sumers and businesses. The Con-
                                                                   require retailers to accept returns,  If no fee is listed, shoppers should  sumer Assistance Helpline 1-800-
                                                                   however, they must post a con-  inquire whether the store imposes  697-1220 is available Monday to
                                                                   spicuous notice visible to consum-  a re-stocking fee for returned mer-  Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm,
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart of Corona,   ers before the point of sale advising  chandise and determine prior to  excluding State Holidays, and
          Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination that is worth the trip.   that no returns will be accepted.   purchase if the item can be returned  consumer complaints can be filed
          After one visit, you will be sure to be back again and again for one the        If the retailer does not post a  for a refund or only store credit.  at any time at www.dos.ny.gov/
          city’s Best Italian restaurants. Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic   return policy, the law requires the  •    Retain Any Proof of Purchase:  consumer-protection.
          and always delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to   retailer to accept returns of unused,  Consumers should retain receipts       For more consumer protection
          detail served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to host your   undamaged merchandise within  in the event a product needs to be  tips, follow the Division on social
          next function with our private dining area and flexible banquet packages.  30 days of the purchase date, with  returned, and when purchasing  media at Twitter: @NYSConsumer
                                                                   proof of purchase, and provide a re-  gifts, ask if a gift receipt is avail-  and Facebook: www.facebook.
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                 fund in the form —cash or a credit  able.                 com/nysconsumer
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                    Corona’s P.S.14Q, The Fairview School, Performed at the
                     - Reservations Suggested -                     90th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center Event Story

                                                                      (Continued from page 1)   PS 14Q Fairview elementary  rose above them all and WNBC
                                                                                                school choir in Corona, Queens  is thrilled to welcome the PS
                                                                        Heather Benson, the proud  was chosen this year’s NBC 4  14Q Fairview School Choir to 30
                                                                   Principal of Corona’s PS 14Q,  New York Star Choir and sang  Rock for this once-in-a-lifetime
                                                                   The Fairview School, congratu-  at the “Christmas in Rockefeller  opportunity.”
                                                                   lates the Fairview 5 Grade Choir,  Center” tree lighting special.       PS 14Q is a K-5 elementary
                                                                   their Music Teacher Dr. Angelica       PS 14Q, The Fairview School,  school located in the heart of
                                                                   Ortega and teacher Luanna Lasso  was chosen by the “Kelly Clark-  Corona, 107-01 Otis Avenue,
                                                                   for preparing P.S.14Q, 5 Grade  son Show” as the winner out of a  Corona, NY 11368, Queens,
                                                                   Choir, for the wonderful per-  pool of 70 entrants from across  and serves a largely Latino,
                                                                   formance they made at the 90th  the region. At the Christmas in  multilingual, immigrant student
                                                                   Annual Christmas in Rockefeller  Rockefeller Center tree lighting  population.  WNBC is awarding
                                                                   Center Tree Lighting Special  special they performed “Deck the  $5,000 to the school in support
                                                                   Event.                       Halls” on NBC 4.             of their music program. The 31
                                                                        “This year PS 14Q is 108 years       “The talents and passion of  choir members will also receive
                         Subscribe to the                          young and has a deep connection,  these young singers is conta-  tickets to a future performance
                                                                   rich history and tradition to the  gious,” said Eric Lerner, presi-
                                                                                                                             of “Wicked,” the Broadway super
                  Queens Times                                     Corona community in Queens  dent and general manager of NBC  hit and official sponsor of this
                                                                                                4 New York.  “However, one choir  year’s “Star Choir” competition.
                                                                   County”, said Principal Benson.
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