Daily News from New York, New York on May 4, 1987 · 126
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Daily News from New York, New York · 126

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Monday, May 4, 1987
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DAILY NEWS Monday, May 4, 1987 Kick the habit The St Luke's-Roose-velt Hospital Center will hold a "kick-the-habit" smoking cessation clinic beginning tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the center's Winston Conference Room, 428 59th St The clinic will continue for the next six consecutive weeks. People enrolling in the program will be required to pay a $30 fee, of which $10 will be refunded upon completion of the program. For information, call Gloria Murphy at 554-7244. College recruits Malcolm-King College, in Harlem at 125th St and Seventh Ave., is now seek ing students for summer and fall admission. The college offers an Associate degree in Liber al Arts, Early Childhood Training, and Business; and a certificate program in Computer Science. For information, call 678-5832. Volunteerlsm A conference on attract ing young professionals to volunteer for community service will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the U.J.A-Federation headquarters, 130 E. 59th St Winifred Brown, the executive director of the Mayor's Voluntary Action Center, will be the keynote speaker. The conference is open to the public. For informa tion, call 836-1340. Judaism course "Judaism; A Guide for the Perplexed and Curious," is the title of a free course held every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 E. 51st St, betweeen Second and Third Aves. The class answers a variety of questions about the philosophy and traditions of Judaism. For information, call 593-3300. Seeger sings Folk singer Pete Seeger and poet Aaron Kramer will perform "An Evening of Poetry and Stories" at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Don-nell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St The performance will include stories, poems, songs, and games. Admission is free. For information, call 221-7676. MAYOR KOCH receives $550,000 check from Andrew Gabonault as '(CfclOfl By RICKi FULMAN Daily News Staff Writer The Mobil Oil Foundation has awarded a $550,000 grant to the city to provide 630 summer jobs for youths from low-income families under an employment program known as the Clean TeamGreen Team. The check was presented to Mayor Koch last Friday by Mobil vice president Andrew Gaboriault during a ceremony held at City Hall Park at 250 Broadway. Several city officials, plus 20 teenagers who participated in the program last summer, also attended the ceremony. "This is the sixth year we have been running this program," said Gaboriault "We operate it as a public service, both to help the city get cleaner subways and revitalize parks and to help the city's young people by giving By JOAN SHEPARD Manarrattan Cultural Affairs Editor The Landmarks Preserva tion Commission will hear public testimony tomorrow on several proposed West Side landmarks and one his torical district at a hearing expected to be well-attended by West Side landmark activists and other historic preser vationists. The Landmarks Commis sion has Drooosed a historic district the West End-Riverside Historic District from 85th and 95th St and from West End to Riverside Drive. The commission also has 9 them a chance to work and earn money." Gaboriault said that of the 630 teenagers to be hired this summer, 530 will clean the subways and 100 will plant and weed city parks. Program to continue He added that even though Mobil has recently announced plans to relocate its headquarters from New York City to Fairfax, Va., in three years, he saw no reason why the program shouldn't be continued here in the city. Mobil also sponsors similar programs in Dallas, Tex., and Trenton, N.J. All three cities 'have established a Mobil Academy as part of the program, where participating teens can take classes to improve their reading, writing and math skills. Kenneth Camacho, 16, said that after going to the academy last summer, he was inspired to become a pharma proposed several individual buildings on the West Side for designation. Hearst Building The most unusual building of the lot is the Hearst Building at 57th St and Eighth Ave. Built in 1926-'27 and designed by Joseph Urban and George Post, the Hearst Building is the six-story base for an office tower that was never constructed. Designed in a flamboyant interpretation of Art Deco, the building uses highly theatrical exterior ornamentation, including statuary, urns, and arches. Other buildings on the commission's calendar are the TTcBfflDOO part of Mobil Oil Foundation's program cist some day. He proudly described how he spent his days cleaning the Yankee Stadium subway station last summer. 'Felt good to scrub Camacho recalled that it was his first summer job, and "it felt good to scrub and scrub to get rid of the graffiti and make the walls shine." "It was nice to have the extra money, too. I used it to help my Mom and to buy clothes for school," said the Bronx lOth-grader. Sheronda Whittle, 17, of Brooklyn, said that some of her courses at the Academy got her interested in doing autopsies and that she wants to become a medical examiner. She will study forensic science at John Jay College in September. "I loved my job as a receptionist at the Department of Employment last year," she said. "It taught me responsi- Broadway Fashion Building, 2309 Broadway; the former Tiffany Building, 397 Fifth. Ave.; and a town house at 294 Riverside Drive. In other action Another phase of a controversial landmark issue will continue tomorrow at the Board of Standards and Appeals, which will review the zoning issues concerning the Beacon Theater at 73rd St and Broadway. Conversion of the Beacon's Iandmarked interior into a night club was approved last -July by the Landmarks Commission, but the completion to help clean up city parks and ID MOUNMH DAILY NEWS bility, and the people there were so helpful." Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, who was also at the ceremony, announced that in addition to the 100 Green Team members working in the city's parks this summer, another 700 teens will be hired for summer jobs through the Parks Council to put their green thumbs to work in 16 parks throughout the five boroughs. Rose Roach, one of the Transit Authority supervisors who coordinates the summer youth program, said that it has been a boon for the teenagers. "In addition to learning job skills, they meet people who listen to them and help them plan for the future. Many of them don't have anyone at home who can do that," said Roach. Youths interested in participating in the program should call (718) 403-541L of the plan has been held up by community activists opposed to the plan. Tomorrow, the Board of Appeals will review the zoning regulations concerning public dancing, an aspect of the night club plan. The owner of 520 West End, designated by the Landmarks Commission last week, said that he will protest aga-kinst the commission's action when it comes before the Board of Estimate. "The Landmarks Commission," said Robert Kandel, the attorney for the owner, Ivan Stux, "violated due process."

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