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St. Helen Church Opens its Doors to Howard Beach Community for NYPD Active Shooter Training Seminar Monday night’s info-sharing session was organized by the 106th Precinct at the request of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic.

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Cuomo Says $20M Awarded for Replacement of Residential Drinking Water Lead Service Lines By Forum Staff Twenty million dollars will be awarded statewide to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of the State’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. Of the 26 municipal awardees, New York City is set to receive the largest slice of the pie at $5,323,904. “These critical improvements to New York’s drinking water infrastructure are vital to protecting public health and to laying the foundation for future growth and economic prosperity in these communities,” Cuomo said.  “With this $20 million award, we are helping to protect residents and their families across this state and are creating a stronger, healthier New York.” According to the administration, drinking water can be a source of lead exposure when service pipes that contain lead corrode, especially when the water has high acidity or low mineral content. The use of lead in resi-

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“With this $20 million award, we are helping to protect residents and their families across this state and are creating a stronger, healthier New York,” Gov. Cuomo said.

dential water service lines began decreasing in the 1930s because of the evolution of regulations and construction practices; however, significant amounts of lead can leach into water when older service lines, brass or chrome-

plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder corrode. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that drinking water contaminated with lead can contribute to 20 percent or more of a person’s total lead exposure. In-

fants who consume mostly mixed formula can receive 40 to 60 percent of their exposure to lead from drinking water. In the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget, the State created the Clean Water Infrastructure Act

of 2017. As part of this act, New York created the Lead Service Line Replacement Grant Program, which allowed the Department of Health to appropriate grant funds for the replacement of lead service lines. Municipalities were determined to be eligible to participate in the LSLRP based on the following criteria: percentage of children with elevated blood levels, median household income, and the number of homes built before 1939. Grants will be used to replace residential lead service lines from the municipal water main to the residence. Additionally, the State requires health care providers to test all children for lead with a blood lead test at age 1 year and again at age 2 years. At every well-child visit up to age 6, healthcare providers must ask parents about any contact their child might have had with lead. If there’s been a chance of contact, providers are required to test for lead again. Parents can ask their child’s doctor or nurse if their child should get a lead test, and what the lead test results mean.


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Crooked Sandy Contractor Set to be Sentenced By Michael V. Cusenza A Long Island contractor who was indicted last year for bilking three Rockaway families – whose homes were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy – out of more than $200,000 when they hired him to build new houses has reached a guilty-plea agreement with borough prosecutors and is set to be sentenced this Friday, Dec. 1. While Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office did not respond to a request for plea information, a source with knowledge of at least part of the deal told The Forum that Andrew Troiano, 55, must pay at least $50,000 in restitution to the court, a far cry from what the aggrieved parties feel they are owed. If the case went to trial, Troiano faced up to 15 years in prison. Troiano and his Alt Design Construction and Consulting Inc., were arraigned in September 2016 on a 13-count indictment charging him with second- and third-degree grand larceny, second- and thirddegree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree scheme to defraud and a slew of other offenses. Troiano originally was arrested in December 2015. He and his company were arraigned on a criminal

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Troiano was arrested in December 2015 and indicted in September 2016.

complaint charging each of them trust), second-, third- and fourthwith violating New York State Lien degree grand larceny and first-deLaw 79-A-1 (second- and third-de- gree scheme to defraud. gree misappropriation of funds of According to Brown, a forensic

review of Alt Design’s bank records allegedly revealed that a total of $178,750 was received from the three Breezy Point homeowners

and credited to Troiano’s account, but no payments were ever made to the subcontractors. In one case, Troiano hired Rockaway firm Malbro Construction as a subcontractor in November 2013 to install a concrete foundation and perform other services at a Graham Place residence. During the course of performing the job, Malbro allegedly received a partial payment of $13,000 from Alt Design, and that when the job was completed on or about April 30, 2014, Alt Design had an outstanding balance of $49,182 owed to Malbro. A demand by Malbro for payment from Alt Design allegedly resulted in no further payments, and that although Troiano never disputed what he owed, to date, neither he nor his company have paid down any of the outstanding balance. Additionally, after a Breezy Point couple living on Hillside Avenue paid $55,000 to Alt Design for the ordering of their modular house, the money was used by Troiano and the company for unrelated matters, including cash withdrawals totaling more than $8,000, payments for unrelated jobs, payments to attorneys, Cablevision, Verizon Wireless, Goodyear Auto and purchases at various liquor stores and restaurants, Brown noted.

Asaro, Gotti Camps Prepping for Federal Sentencing By Michael V. Cusenza Reputed Bonanno organized crime family captain Vincent Asaro and mob scion John J. Gotti will soon be sentenced in Brooklyn federal court, and according to a report published on Monday, prosecutors are looking to lock up the former for the rest of his days. The New York Daily News has learned that the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York has recommended a 15year prison term for the 82-year-old Asaro for his role in a five-year-old arson case for which he and Gotti were indicted back in March. Both defendants have reached guiltyplea agreements with federal prosecutors. According to the charges, in early April 2012, Asaro was traveling in a car in Howard Beach when he became enraged at another motorist who had cut him off at a traffic light. Asaro chased the other vehicle at a high rate of speed. Later, after obtaining the home address of the owner of the other vehicle, Asaro directed an associate of the Bonanno family to set fire to that vehicle. That associate then recruited Gotti and codefendant Matthew “Fat Matt” Rullan to

the pre-dawn hours of April 4, 2012, where they filled a container with gasoline and proceeded to the residence of the owner of the other vehicle. The Bonanno associate doused the vehicle with gasoline, and Rullan ignited it. A City Police Department officer in an unmarked car observed the crime in progress and pursued the Jaguar on a high-speed chase through borough streets until he terminated the pursuit for safety reasons due to Gotti’s reckless driving. The following day, the Bonanno associate told Asaro about the arson, and Asaro drove to the auto body shop where the burned vehicle had been towed to confirm that his order had been carried out. In addition to the arson, Gotti has pleaded guilty to robbing the Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan Association on 69th Street in Maspeth along with two cohorts. Gotti, 24, was taken into federal custody just weeks after he was sentenced to eight years in prison for admitting to selling massive amounts of prescription painkillers in Howard Beach and Ozone Park. Several Gotti family members reportJohn j. Gotti (pictured) and Vincent Asaro were indicted in March. File Photo edly have written letters to the court on his help him carry out the arson. bino boss John Gotti, and Rullan drove in behalf, imploring the judge to show leniGotti, the grandson of the late Gam- Gotti’s Jaguar sedan to a service station in ency in sentencing. THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 16 • Number 47 NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | 3

Howard Beach Community Learns more about Active Shooters


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By Michael V. Cusenza Dozens of Howard Beach residents on Monday night learned a lot more about America’s seemingly never-ending nightmare – active shooter incidents – at an informal training seminar at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church led by members of the City Police Department’s SHIELD counterterrorism program. The 90-minute, informative session was organized by the 106th Precinct at the request of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic. The group approached Capt. Brian Bohannon, precinct commander, following the events of Oct. 1, in which retired accountant Stephen Paddock hunkered down in his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas, and sprayed thousands of rounds on a crowd enjoying a country music concert at a nearby venue. At least 59 people died and more than 500 were wounded. “I was asked this weekend by some parishioners, ‘If I have a license to carry [a firearm], should I carry in church on Sundays?’” the Rev. Francis Colamaria, pastor of St. Helen, said on Monday night prior to the NYPD’s presentation. “I’ll tell you right now, if you do have a license to carry, I

would advise you to carry. We live in a very treacherous world.” Colamaria’s comments elicited a round of applause from the pews inside the Rockwood Park church. “This is not about paranoia; it’s all about situational awareness,” said NYPD Counterterrorism Det. Dino Puglia, who led the Recommendations for Active Shooter Incidents presentation, later invoking the ubiquitous theme, “If you see something, say something.” On average, the duration of an active shooter event is approximately seven to 11 minutes. Average NYPD response time to major incidents is two to three minutes. “Until we arrive on scene, who are the first responders? You are,” Puglia noted. “Self-preservation kicks in.” Puglia said the NYPD advises the “ABC” approach to active shooter incidents: Avoid, Barricade, Confront. The detective also pointed out that organized events such as Monday’s seminar can yield extraordinary results down the line. “Start planning early,” he added. “Minimize that panic, minimize casualties.” For more information, visit nypdshield. org/public/SiteFiles/documents/Activeshooter.pdf.

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According to Comptroller Stringer, the MTA bus system has failed to keep up with changing geography of NYC’s economy, with routes that are meandering and disconnected from new jobs centers.

By Forum Staff In the last eight years alone, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus system has lost 100 million passenger trips while buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country among large cities, according to a scathing new report released on Monday by Comptroller Scott Stringer. According to “The Other Transit Crisis: How to Improve NYC’s Bus System,” the decline in ridership “is not surprising, given routes that are often slow, unreliable, long, meandering, confusing, congested, and poorly connected.” Additionally, the analysis also found that the rapid decline in the city’s bus service over the last decade disproportionately impacts immigrant and lower-income New Yorkers, since they make up the highest share of bus riders in the five boroughs. The report’s findings include: MTA buses are now the slowest in the nation among large cities. In fact, bus service can often be slower than walking speed • The average New York City Transit bus travels a dismal 7.4 miles per hour along its local, Select Bus Service, and express routes – slowest among the 17 largest bus companies in the nation. • The typical city bus spends only half its time in-motion/in-traffic. Another 21 percent is spent at red lights and 22 percent at bus stops. • Average bus speeds vary dramatically among the boroughs, with the slowest average speeds in Manhattan (5.5 mph), Brooklyn (6.3 mph), and the Bronx (6.5 mph). This is significantly lower than local routes in Queens (8.1 mph) and Staten Island (11.4 mph). As service has deteriorated, ridership has plummeted • The MTA bus system has lost 100 mil-

lion passenger trips in the last eight years. That decline is most prevalent in Manhattan, where ridership is down 16 percent since 2011, and Brooklyn, which has seen a four percent decline over the same time period. This decline is happening at a time when NYC’s economy – and commuting patterns – are changing, with increased job growth outside of Manhattan that necessitates new route • NYC subways were largely built to bring workers to Manhattan. But residents of every borough are now more likely to commute within their home borough rather than to Manhattan, making an efficient, well-planned bus system even more important. • From 2006 to 2016, the number of jobs located in Brooklyn jumped by 49 percent, in the Bronx by 35 percent, in Queens by 34 percent, and in Staten Island by 27 percent – but only 5 percent in Manhattan. As a result, the share of city jobs located outside of Manhattan rose from 35 percent to 42 percent over this period. • The changing jobs geography means residents of every borough are now more likely to commute within their home borough than to Manhattan. As new employment centers emerge outside of Manhattan, the bus system has not kept pace • Compared to the average city neighborhood, in total there are 12 neighborhoods (and two airports) that offer significantly more jobs but remain significantly underserved by bus and subway service. • Neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Morris Park, Norwood, Greenpoint, Glen Oaks, Red Hook, and the two Queens airports are among the top neighborhoods that remain underserved by a declining bus system.

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Man Gets 45-Year Sentence for Murder During South Ozone Park Drug Rip-Off By Forum Staff Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise has sentenced a 26-year old man to 45 years to life in prison after his conviction, in October, for the murder of one man and the attempted murder of another in South Ozone Park in January of 2015. Jairam C. Ali Suarez of 214th St. in Queens Village, fatally shot John Pichardo, 19, once in the head after getting into the back seat of a car, parked in front of 150-22 130th Street, behind Pichardo, who was in the drivers seat. Wilfredo Aponte, 21, of Ridgewood, was in the backseat of the car on January 6, 2015, when Suarez opened the backdoor and entered the vehicle. Suarez had plans to rob his two victims of a pound of marijuana he had arranged to buy. Suarez fatally shot Juan Pichardo once in the head in front of this 130th Street home.

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Once inside the vehicle, Suarez pulled out a gun and shot Aponte once in the upper right leg. He then turned the gun on Pichardo and fired one fatal shot to the head before fleeing the scene. Aponte was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. In October, a jury convicted Suarez of two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery. “There is no place in a civilized society for violence and senseless killing. A jury weighed the evidence and found the defendant guilty of committing a cruel and callous act motivated by greed. The Court has now sentenced the defendant to a very long term of incarceration that will both punish him and protect society.”

Area Organized Crime Figures Cop Pleas in Massive Gambling and Loansharking Case By Michael V. Cusenza Five borough residents who are reputed members and associates of the Bonanno organized crime family recently entered into guilty-plea agreements with federal prosecutors, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and published reports. Christopher Boothby, Evan Greenberg, Richard Heck, Robert Tanico, and Robert Pisani have admitted to their roles in a mas-

sive gambling and loansharking ring based in Howard Beach. Heck copped to a single charge of extortionate extension of credit; Boothby, Greenberg, and Tanico have pleaded guilty to employing extortionate means to collect debts. Pisani pleaded guilty earlier this month to collection of unlawful gambling debts. As part of his deal, Pisani, who owns businesses in Howard Beach and Broad Channel, will forfeit $50,000 and faces up to 21

months in prison. All five men are scheduled to be sentenced in the spring. In March, a 37-count indictment was unsealed in Brooklyn charging 10 members and associates of the Bonanno family with racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of murder conspiracy, attempted murder, extortion, illegal gambling, robbery conspiracy, arson conspiracy, narcotics distribution conspiracy and obstruction of justice conspiracy.

The indictment related to alleged criminal activities in Howard Beach and elsewhere between January 1998 and March 2017, according to acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde. The indictment was the result of a longterm investigation, with evidence gathered through a variety of methods including wiretap recordings of the defendants, cooperating witnesses, government and public records, electronic evidence and visual surveillance.

Popular At-Home DNA Test Kits Putting Consumer Privacy at Risk: Schumer By Forum Staff Popular at-home DNA test kits from websites such as MyHeritage and Ancestry are putting consumer privacy at great risk because testing firms don’t always clearly disclose to consumers exactly what they are doing with your genetic information once it is sent in to their company, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said on Sunday. New York’s senior senator is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and ensure that privacy policies on all DNA test kits are clear, transparent, and fair to consumers as these services become more and more popular. “When it comes to protecting consumers from at-home DNA test kit service, the federal government is behind; putting your most personal genetic information in the hands of third parties for their exclusive use raises a lot of concerns, from the potential for discrimination by employers all the way to health insurance,” Schumer said. “That’s why I am asking the Federal Trade Com- tively new kind of service and ensure that icies and standards for all kinds of at-home mission to take a serious look at this rela- these companies have clear, fair privacy pol- DNA test kits. We don’t want to impede re6 NOVEMBER 30, 2017 • Number 48 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

search but we also don’t want to empower those looking to make a fast buck or an unfair judgment off your genetic information. We can find the right balance here, and we must.” Schumer pointed to the fine print on Ancestry’s product as an example of unclear post-test terms. According to the senator, AncestryDNA tells consumers that by submitting their DNA to the firm “…you grant Ancestry and the Ancestry Group Companies a royalty-free, worldwide, sublicensable, transferable license to host, transfer, process, analyze, distribute and communicate your genetic information for the purposes of providing products and services.” Schumer said this kind of language is troubling because it clearly suggests a desire for firms to monetize the DNA data they receive. At the same time, it is so vague that consumers do not have any concrete understanding of to whom and for what purposes their data might be sold or used.

Unlicensed Driver Charged with DWI in Whitestone Thanksgiving Hit-Run Crash By Forum Staff A 71-year-old man was critically injured on a Thanksgiving Day after a drunk driver, with a suspended license, mowed him down on a Whitestone street and fled the scene. Carmine Minichino, 52, of 46th Avenue in Corona, was arraigned last Friday. He is charged with speeding through a stop sign while under the influence of alcohol, critically injuring Paul Sim, and then fleeing the scene. Authorities say Sim was out walking on Thanksgiving around 6:45 p.m. when Minichino went speeding through a stop sign in his 2009 white Chevy van, and struck Sim. The senior was thrown several feet upon impact and after the initial hit, as was subsequently run over by the van, after which the driver sped away. Sim was taken to a local hospital with a compound fracture to his right leg and

The victim was hit at the intersection of Murray Street and 17th Road.

bleeding on the brain, which doctors say, will require several extensive surgeries to repair. Minichino was charged with seconddegree assault, second-degree vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting/serious physical injury, operating a motor vehicle while under the

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influence of alcohol or drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for a stop sign and driving by unlicensed operator. Bail was set at $100,000 bond/$50,000 cash. He was ordered to return to court on December 11, 2017. If convicted, Minichino faces up to seven years in prison.

Minichino abandoned his van a short distance away and fled on foot. He later returned with keys in hand to retrieve the vehicle, and had a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath and bloodshot and watery eyes. Police requested his driver’s license, and he was unable to produce a valid license. An intoxilyzer exam was administrated to Minichino at the 112th Precinct and that the results of that exam indicated that he had a .152% or more of alcohol in his bloodstream – nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in New York City. District Attorney Brown said, “The defendant in this case is alleged to have not only hit a pedestrian, but then selfishly left the scene without offering any assistance to the victim. It is alleged that he abandoned his vehicle a short distance away and then returned to the scene with his keys in hand to retrieve the vehicle. If convicted, the defendant faces a lengthy term of incarceration.”

NYPD Talks Cyber Security and Shopping Safety By Forum Staff Just in time for Black Friday, the City Police Department issued its annual cyber security and shopping safety tips: Cyber Security • Connect with care: Never provide your banking or credit card information over an unsecured public WiFi network. • Be cautious online: Do not click on suspicious links or download items from unknown sources.

• Pay attention to website URLs: Shop only at credible, reputable websites, and look for URLs that start with “https,” which are more secure than “http” sites. • Set strong passwords: Make sure your account and WiFi passwords are complex and unique to each account. • Don’t believe everything you see: Hackers and thieves often use “can’t miss” deals to lure unsuspecting customers and collect credit card or financial information. • Keep a record of your order: Retain all documentation from the order in case there is an issue with the purchase and

use credit cards that limit your liability for fraudulent charges. • Check your statements: Check your purchase records against your credit card and bank statements. If there are differences, report them immediately to your bank and police when needed. Brick-and-Mortar Store Shopping Tips • Do not carry large amounts of cash. • Never carry your wallet in your rear pants pocket. • When carrying a purse, firmly grasp the top portion of the purse while shopping.

• Never leave a purse or bag unattended, in a shopping cart, or on the back of a chair. • Always be aware of staged distractions. Pickpockets may drop something in front of you or cause a loud commotion near you. Once you are distracted another pickpocket will then steal your valuables. • Backpacks are big targets for thieves. In order to become a less likely target carry your backpack in the front of your body, secure zippers, and do not put wallets in outer compartments.

After-School Program Security Guard Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Sex Abuse Material By Forum Staff A security guard working at an afterschool program in Manhattan, pled guilty this week to a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child. Andre Y. Smith, a 22-year-old licensed daycare provider, is accused of downloading more than 1,500 images and videos of children being sexually abused. “This case underscores the crucial importance of law enforcement’s internet surveillance initiative to protect youngsters from sexual predators,” said DA Richard Brown. “This defendant, who chose to work in environments where he would be surrounded by children, had hundreds of images of children as young as two years old being raped, fondled and sexually abused in the most heinous ways. The public should be aware that videos and pictures of youngsters being touched, penetrated and forced to perform sex acts, are for all intents and purposes, crime scene images.

During an online investigation on a peer-to-peer network, a New York State Police investigator monitored downloads of videos and photographs of children being sexually abused between February and June of this year, to an IP address associated with a computer used by the defendant in his Jamaica, Queens, home. Images on videos and in stills showed girls as young as two being penetrated by adult men both vaginally and anally, as well as with objects. Some of the images showed the prepubescent girls performing oral sex on men, as Photo Courtesy of Musell Law well as having oral sex performed on them. On June 15, police executed a courtA State Police investigator conducting an online investigation on a peer-to-peer network monitored downloads of both videos and photographs of child being sexually abused to an IP address associated with a computer used by ordered search warrant at the defendant’s Smith in his Jamaica home. residence. Smith stated at that time that he These children are crime victims and will pled guilty to possessing images of sexual was the only one who used the laptop ashave to live with the abuse they endured performance by a child, and Justice Gia sociated with the IP address in which the for the rest of their lives.” Morris, indicated she will impose a sen- child pornography was downloaded. During a forensic examination of Smith was employed part-time as a se- tence of one to three years in prison on Jancurity guard at a Manhattan after-school uary 16, 2018. Smith will also be required Smith’s electronics, authorities recovered more than 1,500 images of the abuse. program until his arrest in June 2017. He to register as a sex offender. THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 16 • Number 47 NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | 7

Queens Metro HS Students Volunteer at City’s Largest Soup Kitchen

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The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club on Sunday visited the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen in Manhattan for their first club mission. Approximately 11 students of varying grade levels from the Forest Hills school participated  in the preparation and serving of more than 1,350 Thanksgiving meals at the city’s largest soup kitchen. Lucy Accardo, co-president of Community Education Council 24, said “it was great to see the kids serve the guests a hot tray of food, smile at the individuals and chat with them.” The participants, according to Accardo, were stationed at the tray-washing station, where they wiped down every tray that was received, washed it, and sent it back around for another round. (Xavier has 500 trays, but usually feed 1,000-1,500 meals, so the organization needs to reuse the main tray.) “They did an excellent job and we should all be so proud of them, making a difference in Photos Courtesy of Queens Metro High School the lives of those who are less fortunate,” Acnon-profit organization providing basic ser- ment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in programs that provide a continuum  of sercardo said. Since 1983, Xavier Mission has been a vices  as well as opportunities for empower- need. They operate six community outreach vices to those facing difficult times.

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Bill Gives Vet Groups More Time to Handle Fines

“Our veterans – and the groups that help our veterans – should not be source of revenue for our City,” said Councilman Ulrich.

By Michael V. Cusenza City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) recently introduced a bill that would give veterans service organizations 120 days to cure City Sanitation and Department of Buildings violations before being issued a fine. According to Ulrich, after the initial 120day period, the VSO may submit an extension request, including proof of an attempt to cure the violation, to the relevant department. The bill contains a carve-out for safetythreatening violations. It also requires the Department of Veterans’ Services to conduct an outreach campaign to VSOs about the cure periods and to post the cure period information on its website. The proposed legislation would protect the funds of and edu-

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cate financially vulnerable VSOs about City regulations. Ulrich’s bill is similar to the one State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) introduced in Albany in 2016. The legislation was crafted by Addabbo after a veterans’ organization in his district was assessed almost $5,000 in fines because it housed an ice machine and was therefore classified as a food establishment. “Our veterans – and the groups that help our veterans – should not be source of revenue for our City,” said Ulrich, chairman of the Council Committee on Veterans. “Many of these organizations are already operating on a tight budget. Providing an additional 120 days to resolve minor infractions would save our VSOs thousands of dollars that would be better used to fund the valuable services they provide for our nation’s heroes.”

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What you should know when your baby gets sick Local pediatric offices have seen a rise recently in the number of cases of bronchiolitis (no, we didn't spell that incorrectly) and many parents, may be unfamiliar with the condition, and might confuse the illness with the like sounding bronchitis. Although this condition that affects mainly young children and infants, sounds like the bronchitis, they are very different illnesses. Bronchiolitis can have a variety of different origins, and most of them stem from a virus. It's actually a rather common lung infection that causes swelling in the smallest of the lungs airways, known as the bronchioles. When the bronchioles swell, the amount of air able to enter the lungs is restricted, making it difficult for the baby to breathe. Bronchitis, on the other hand, affects both adults and children. It affects the larger airways in the lungs and causes excessive mucous production. Your body tries to get used to the mucous by coughing. Bronchiolitis is most common in infants between 3 and 6 months of age but can occur in children as old as two yea Bronchiolitis is a rather common lung infection that rs. Doctors will treat bronchiolitis differently, depending on what the cause is. Antibiotics are not the usual course of treatment, but nebulizer treatments or steroids may be employed. These medications can help your child breathe more easy while he or she recovers from the illness.

For most babies, it is no more serious than a cold but some may need hospital care, and in fact it is a common reason for babies to be admitted to the hospital. Some babies are at greater risk to develop the condition including premature babies or those with certain heart and lung conditions. Bronchiolitis occurs most often in the months between October and March, and it is possible for a baby to develop it more than once in the same winter. Most cases, around 75%, are cause by an airborne virus known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Other viruses that can cause it are Adenovirus and Rhinovirus. These viruses are spread through tiny droplets of liquid sent into the air when someone who is infected coughs or sneezes. Your child can become infected if they touch a toy or a surface where one of those virus ridden droplets has landed. There are simple steps to reduce the risk of your child contracting bronchiolitis which include making sure everyone who touches your child washes their hands, cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, keep them away from other kids showing signs of a cold, wash or wipe toys down regularly and most important keep your baby away from any form of smoke. We hope you find this helpful and remember you can always call your local pharmacist for any question you might have.

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) recently called for the immediate release of the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The DHS IG report was prompted by a letter led by Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) and signed by 37 members of Congress, including several representatives from the NYC delegation: Reps. Meng (D-Flushing), Hakeem Jeffries (D-Queens and Brooklyn), Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn and Manhattan), Jerrold Nadler (D-Brooklyn and Manhattan), Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn), and Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens, Brooklyn, and ManhatFile Photo tan). “President Trump’s travel ban was unlawful in its conception and chaotic in its implementation,” said U.S. Rep. In the February missive, the elected of- Grace Meng. ficials demanded that DHS immediately In a letter delivered to Congress on Mon- and Border Protection Officers, senior DHS launch an investigation into the alleged actions of some U.S. Customs and Border Pro- day, Nov. 20, DHS IG John Roth wrote, “I officials, affected travelers, and others. It also am pleased to tell you that we delivered our includes an exhaustive review of over 48,000 tection agents. “I am appalled by numerous reports of final 87-page report to the leadership at the documents, including emails that were generabusive behavior and coercive practices re- Department of Homeland Security on Friday, ated during the time in question.” So, where is said report? That’s what Meng portedly used by [CBP] agents in implement- October 6, 2017. This report represents thousands of hours of investigative and legal work, and her colleagues want to know. ing the president’s unconstitutional Muslim including over 160 interviews with Customs According to Roth, DHS officials have not Ban,” Serrano said. 10 NOVEMBER 30, 2017 • Number 48 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

“made a final determination of what portions of the report contain material covered by the attorney-client privilege, nor have they made a decision as to whether they will claim the privilege or, alternatively, waive the privilege to allow such portions to be released to Congress and the public. Last week, they told us they are unable to give us an estimate of when they will make these decisions. Additionally, Roth noted that DHS “leadership has indicated that they are also reviewing the document for material covered by the ‘deliberative process privilege,’ and have yet to decide whether they will invoke that privilege, which would prevent us from releasing to you significant portions of the report. I am very troubled by this development.” Meng indicated that she, too, is troubled by the administration’s actions regarding the report. “President Trump’s travel ban was unlawful in its conception and chaotic in its implementation,” Meng said. “Thirty-eight members of Congress requested an investigation. And now, after defying multiple court orders, DHS is defying Congress. The American people deserve to know what their government is doing.”

Animal Rescue Group Ready for Fundraiser in Astoria By Forum Staff A Gotham-based animal rescue group is set to host its first annual holiday fundraiser in the World’s Borough. Founded in 2015, New York City Animal Rescue Girls has rescued more than 200 homeless and/or unwanted animals from city streets via adoption and fostering services. There are nearly 75 NYCARG volunteers across the Tri-State area who assist with everything from trapping and rescuing, to animal transport and fostering, to fundraising and outreach. On Saturday, Dec. 9, members and supporters will gather at Katch Astoria Gastropub on Newtown Avenue for a fundraising event featuring borough-based performers, including comedians Brandon Collins and Thomas F. Ray, and singer Syrissa Maria. “We here at NYCARG rely heavily on the kindness of our donors and volunteers. I would like to thank each and every single person who has turned this vision into a reality. Your various contributions go a long

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way in making our rescue efforts possible,” said NYCARG President and Founder Alicia Harding. “We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening benefitting our furry little friends in need.” According to NYCARG, Katch Astoria is providing the venue at no-cost to the organization. Since NYCARG is a not-for-profit

group that operates solely on donations, nearly two-dozen business owners across the Tri-State area have cumulatively gifted dozens of auction and raffle items for the event. “Katch Astoria Gastropub is proud to host NYCARG’s First Annual Fundraiser,” said Katch General Manager William McSorley. “We look forward to a fun-filled night

supporting the organization and helping our homeless furry friends finds homes. But most importantly, with getting the care they deserve, as we are animal lovers and consider this cause near and dear to the Katch family’s heart. It is going to be an awesome night and we are proud to be a part of it.” NYCARG’s First Annual Holiday Fundraiser will feature live pro-bono performances by Collins, Ray, and Maria. Collins and Ray will provide the laughs, while Maria is set to perform three ballads alongside Freddie Heinemann, the guitarist of the NYCbased band FISK. NYCARG will also be honoring Harding, along with a surprise VIP guest from Queens, who will be presented with NYCARG’s “Animal Advocacy Award.” “I am proud to be performing for an organization that does so much to support our furry friends in need,” Maria added. Tickets to NYCARG’s First Annual Holiday Fundraiser start at $10 and can be purchased online at event/3184752, or by cash and PayPal onsite.

State AG Issues Charitable Giving Tips By Forum Staff State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday issued charitable giving tips for this holiday season. His guidance includes: Take Time To Research The Organization: Make sure you are familiar with the organization, its mission, and its effectiveness before giving. Always ask for information in writing – and be wary if an organization will not provide information about charitable programs and finances upon request. Any legitimate organization will be happy to send you information. Know Where your Money Will Go: Find out from the charity what it will do with your money. Review the charity’s financial reports for information about how it spends donations. If you have been contacted by a telemarketer, review Pennies for Charity – Schneiderman’s annual report of telemarketing campaigns in New York – to see how much is spent on fundraising costs and how much has been kept by the charity. Don’t Be Pressured by Telemarketers: If you receive a telephone call asking you to contribute to a charity, you have the

Adults who decide to return to school after a long layoff are following a popular path. According to the education resource Education Corner, a growing number of career colleges and vocational training schools now offer bachelor's and graduate degree programs geared toward working adults. People return to school for various reasons, including the chance to learn new skills or further develop their existing skills. Some

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right to hang up. Often the caller is a professional fundraiser who is being paid to call you. If you choose to consider the caller’s request, ask how much of your donation will go to charity and if the telemarketer is being paid. Many telemarketing companies receive most of the money they raise. Be wary of claims such as “all proceeds will go to charity.” Telemarketers are required to respond truthfully to your questions. Don’t fall for pressure tactics such as repeated phone calls or threats. These are signs that the organization may not be legitimate. Always remember you have the right to say no to any charitable request.

Ask To Be Put On A “Do Not Call” List: You have the right to request to be placed on the telemarketer’s “Do Not Call” list. It is not illegal for telemarketers  for charities to call telephone numbers on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry, but consumers can stop such calls by telling telemarketers not to call them on behalf of specific charities. Telemarketers are required to honor such requests.  You may also ask a charity to take you off its solicitation list. Be Wary of Deceptive Tactics and Emotional Appeals: Watch out for charities with names that resemble those of prominent or established organizations—


return to school because they are changing careers, while others may have lost a job or desire a promotion and feel that attaining a higher level of education or new skills can make reaching that goal more likely. Adults who return to school may be surprised that the educational landscape has changed considerably. · College students are no longer just young men and women who begin pursuing

especially on days designated to charitable giving. Some charities use names similar to well-known charities in order to confuse donors. Be wary of emotional appeals that talk about problems, but are vague on how donations will be spent. Don’t Disclose Personal Information: Never give your social security number or other personal information in response to a charitable solicitation. Never give out credit card information over the phone or to an organization you are not familiar with. If Donating Online or Via Text, Donate Securely: Always make sure that you are using secure methods of payment. When donating online, make sure the website is secure and includes ‘https’ in the web address. Before hitting “Send” on a text donation, check the charity’s website or call the charity to make sure contributions by text message are authorized. Some text solicitations are scams. Also, remember that donating by text means the organization may not receive the funds until after a phone bill is paid; contributions made directly to a charity can reach them faster. Never Give Cash: Give your contribution by check made payable to the charity.

degrees right out of high school. In fact, the match funds or offer some assistance to finumber of adults returning to the classroom nance job training courses. has increased considerably, often making · Many schools now offer online courses younger students the exception rather than that make it easier for working adults to purthe rule. sue their degrees. · Adults who are thinking about returnMany working adults are returning to ing to school are urged to fill out the free ap- school to pursue new or advanced degrees, plications for student aid to see if they quali- as more colleges and universities are facilify. Grants and scholarships may be available, tating such pursuits. and some workers find that employers may THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 16 • Number 47 NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | 11

OP-ED The opioid addiction crisis is worse than most of us imagine. It impacts us all, from Rego Park to Rockaway Park to Redwoods Park. An expert panel, convened by STAT (an investigative medical news branch of the Boston Globe), estimates that opioids could kill nearly half a million Americans over the next decade. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recently released a report stating the economic cost of the opioid addiction crisis is six times higher than previous estimates. The CEA says the economic cost of the opioid crisis in 2015 was $504.0 billion, 2.8 percent of GDP (compared to the percent of GDP for Medicare, and Medicaid: 3.5 and 2 respectively). A key tool to address the opioid addiction crisis is expanding access to safe disposal for unwanted household medications in the form of drug take-back programs. Removing unwanted medications from the home limits illegal diversion and decreases the chances of accidental child poisonings and aquatic contamination from trashing or flushing medications. While State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and other legislators should be applauded for their interest in addressing the public and environmental health impacts of over-prescribed medications, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should VETO the chain pharmacy take-back bill (S.6750). This chain pharmacy bill does a poor job of providing convenient take-back, and it gives little consideration to consumer convenience or public education. With this bill, rural areas with no chain pharmacy will likely remain without a safe disposal option.


Where there are chain pharmacies, the $2 fee for a small take-back envelope will discourage consumer participation and will cause prescription drugs to remain in medicine cabinets. A manufacturer-funded drug take-back program would be free to the public and would better encourage safe drug disposal. Instead, this bill puts the cost of recovering unwanted pharmaceuticals for safe destruction on chain pharmacies and consumers, while allowing drug manufacturers to avoid any financial responsibility for safely managing the disposal of their products. It further guarantees manufacturers a free pass by preempting local existing legislation (Rockland County), proposed legislation (Erie and Westchester counties), and future legislation that requires manufacturers to organize and pay for takeback programs. It is worth noting that in the last five years, pharmaceutical lobbyists contributed more than


$1.7 million to NYS political campaigns and S.6750’s sponsor, State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), was one of the top individual beneficiaries, receiving more than $71,000. This take-back bill does too little, and it puts the cost on consumers and pharmacies rather than on the drug manufacturers who profit most from medication sales. Governor Cuomo should instead support extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation that establishing a drug take-back program fully funded by drug manufacturers, containing strong convenience and public education standards. Using pharmacy-based receptacles, take-back would only cost manufacturers about $0.01 per prescription. Two states, 18 municipalities, and many other countries have such pharmaceutical EPR laws. Now is the time for New York to establish a convenient, comprehensive, and well-promoted take-back program for unwanted pharmaceuticals that is paid for by drug manufacturers. Gottlieb is : Chairman, Tompkins County Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal; Board member, New York Product Stewardship Council; Member, National Association of Clean Water Agencies Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee; Member, Product Stewardship Institute Pharmaceuticals’ Policy & Coordination ork Group Member, Tompkins County Water Resources Council (pending legislative approval) Member, New York Water Environment Association, Government Affairs Committee (pending confirmation)

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Legal Notices NYATH GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/31/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 3537 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11106. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of JORIV LLC Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: JORIV LLC, 229 BEACH 148TH STREET, NEPONSIT, NY 11694. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 505 GRANDVIEW AVENUE LLC Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 505 GRANDVIEW AVENUE, RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of 3940 21ST STREET REALTY LLC . Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 39-40 21st St., Astoria, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful act. NIAGARA RESIDENCE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/13/2017. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 37-28 56th St., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

MODERN ARTS BUILDING LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/13/17. Office location: Queens Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC PO Box 94081 Rockaway Park, NY 11694. DE address of LLC: 3500 S DuPont Hwy Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity.


Notice of Formation of ODEON SECURITY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/26/16. Office location: Queens County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to ODEON SECURITY LLC, 143-09 222nd STREET, GROUND LEVEL, LAURELTON, NY 11413, the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Corinthian Risk Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/13/17. Office location: Queens County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to 49-12 31st Pl, Long Island City, NY 11101, the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity.

DESTINY DRIVE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/4/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33-24 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KOZAKI L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/19/17. Office location: Queens County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES INC., 1967 WEHLE DRIVE, SUITE 1 #086, BUFFALO, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of OUTLINE ARCHITECTURE PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/13/17. Office location: Queens County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to THE LLC, 15350 89TH AVE., Apt. 1107, Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. TLN TRADING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/15/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to TLN TRADING LLC, 216-26 68TH AVENUE, OAKLAND GARDENS, NY 11364. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

KKL CAPITAL LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/19/2017. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY KEDIC FASHON WORKSHOP shall mail process to: Kiran Lal, 35-20 Le- LLC Arts of Org filed with SSNY on verich St., Apt B423, Jackson Heights, NY 09/20/17. Off. Loc.: Queens County, 11372. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEAN- whom process against it may be served. ERS AND RESTORATION LLC, Arts. of SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/21/2017. LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been INC, 1967 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 1 designated as agent upon whom process #086, BUFFALO, NY 14221. Purpose: to against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall engage in any lawful act. mail process to: The LLC, 173-21 104 Ave, Jamaica, NY 11433. Reg Agent: NYSCORKSB OF NY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed PORATION.COM, 1971 Western Ave., with the SSNY on 11/01/17. Office: Notice of Formation of 108-10 72nd Ave #1121, Albany, NY 12203. Purpose: Any Queens County. SSNY designated as agent LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the LLC upon whom process against it Lawful Purpose. of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of Queens County. SSNY designated as agent 114-51 MERRICK BLVD LLC Arti- process to the LLC, 131-20 Liberty Avof LLC upon whom process against it may be cles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) enue, Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Purpose: served. SSNY shall mail process to: Franklin 9/28/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY Any lawful purpose. Baharestani, P.O. Box 750963, Forest Hills, desig. agent of LLC upon whom process PROMINENT HAIR AND LASHES LLC NY 11375-0963. Purpose: any lawful activity. may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/22/17. OfYAN TORRES CONSULTING,LLC process to 169-37 144th Rd., Jamaica, NY fice: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11434, which is also the principal business the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. 10/18/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, PAUdesignated as agent of the LLC upon whom LA FRANCIS, 183-10 DUNLOP AVE., SAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ALBANS, NY 11412. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 219 S THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL NUMBER JW CAPITAL GROUP LLC Arts of BARRY AVENUE, MAMARONECK, NY 1306070, FOR AN ON PREMISE BEER 10543. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. AND WINE AND CIDER LICENSE AT Org filed with SSNY on 08/14/17. Off. RETAIL IN A RESTAURANT UNDER Loc.: Queens County, SSNY designated as BUDGET WIRELESS NE LLC. THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CON- agent of LLC upon whom process against Filed 9/29/17. Office: Queens Co. SSNY TROL LAW AT 37-08 30th AVENUE, AS- it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy designated as agent for process & shall TORIA, NY 11103 FOR ON PREMISE of process to: THE LLC, 52-35 74TH mail to: Po Box 520707, Flushing, NY CONSUMPTION. ASTORIA SLICE STREET, ELMHURST, NY 11373. Pur11352. Purpose: General. pose: to engage in any lawful act. LLC. D/B/A SLICE ASTORIA

Notice of Formation of OLLIE NY 29-26 NORTHERN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Andrew Bledsoe, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the civil court, Queens county, on the 26 day of OCTOBER 2017, bearing Index Number NC-000885-17/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 SUTPHIN BOULEVARD, JAMAICA, NY 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first) WAYNE (middle) JESSIAH-NASIR (last) STEWART. The city and state of my address is 8724 111 STREET, RICHMOND HILL, NY 11418. The date of my birth is JANUARY 29, 2017; place of my birth is QUEENS, NY; my present name is (first) WAYNE (middle) JESSIAH-NASIR (last) LEWIS (INFANT) Notice of Formation of JULIE VOROBYOV, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Julie Soto, 154-68 27th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354 Purpose: Any lawful activity

SKYBOX MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLCArts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/07/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to:UNITED STATES COROPORATION AGENTS, INC. ,7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. BRAYDEN PARKER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/10/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Terence Tubridy, 155-17A Riverside Drive, Beechhurst, NY 11357. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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