Page 1

| From the Villa ge of Brook ly n |

OUR TIME PRESS THE L OCAL PAPER WITH THE G LOBAL VIEW

| VOL. 23 NO. 18

May 2 - 8, 2019 |

Since 1996

Angela Davis

Ayanna Pressley

Ilhan Omar

April 30, 2019 – Washington, D.C. United States Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, looks on during a rally of support in front of the United States Capitol. Several members of Congress attended the event and spoke out against recent tweets by President Trump that have resulted in death threats against the representative and her family. (Credit Image: © Alex Edelman/CNP via ZUMA Wire)

Black Women Rally in support of Ilhan Omar

A

ctivist Angela Davis and Rep. Ayanna Pressley  (D-Mass.) joined numerous other black women  activists and members of Congress in a rally Tuesday to support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Davis and Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and adviser to the Movement for Black Lives,  told Democracy Now  they planned the event, called Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar, in response to escalating attacks against the freshman Democrat, who  said  death threats against her spiked after conservatives accused her of minimizing the 9/11 attacks and  President Trump  tweeted a video interspersing her words with images from the attacks.

■■

By Zack Budryk, The Hill

Trump, Davis said, “uses this bizarre logic of fungibility, where one Muslim represents the worst—or all Muslims, rather, represent the worst deeds that any Muslim has ever conducted,” a logical process she said was “at the heart of racism.” “Trump has been vitriolic toward so many groups, but I think there’s a particular venom when it comes to black women,” Ransby added, citing both his attacks on Omar and his frequent taunts of Rep. Maxine Waters  (D-Calif.) and his 2017 feud with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who accused him of making a Gold Star widow cry by telling her that her late husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, “knew what he signed up for.” “I am changing the things I can no longer accept, and from R. Kelly to Donald Trump,

what we can no longer accept is the silencing of black women,” Pressley, who, like Omar, was elected to Congress in 2018, said at the event. “We are reclaiming our rightful place.” Omar and Pressley’s fellow freshman  lawmaker  Rep.  Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) also attended the event. Tlaib and Omar are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Multiple people have been arrested for allegedly threatening to assault and kill Omar, including a Florida man who accused her of being a member of the Taliban and a New York man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet in her f---ing skull.” Before the 9/11 remarks, she was also the target of critics who accused her of invoking anti-Semitic stereotypes in her criticisms of pro-Israel lobbying groups

“I am changing the things I can no longer accept, and from R. Kelly to Donald Trump, what we can no longer accept is the silencing of black women,” Ayanna Pressley

“We’re here to defend the right of Black people to speak about what happens in this country, and we are here to stand with Ilhan Omar and other progressive women. We want the GOP and 45 to back off and we want the Democrats to step up.”- Barbara Ransby. professor and advisor to the Movement for Black Lives

Community Law Day, Sat. May 4th See page 3


2

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

VOL. 23 NO. 18

Urban Ecology

THE NEW GREEN ACTIVISTS: Leaders Growing Gardens, Trees, Earth Centers and More

A

Part II of II (continued from April 25 issue)

s cities struggle against climate change outcomes and abuses of the earth, there are organizations working to preserve and protect sanctuaries of peace – parks, backyards, farms even, and community gardens. Here in New York City, the local Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, under the presidency of Demetrice Mills, represents one of the best of these “peacekeepers.” BQLT members plant seeds and cultivate soil in their communities. They work to gain ground for gardening policy in City Hall and in the Halls of Congress. As luxury buildings rise on good earth, they continue to fight to preserve earth’s spaces. In last week’s issue, we introduced two BQLT warriors.  This week, we feature Moriba Jackson, a public librarian and BQLT member for five years.  Elected to the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT) Board of

Directors in 2014, Moriba Jackson applies her skills and experience as a public librarian to organize events, bring structure to the board and advocate for community gardening. She has represented BQLT both locally and nationally at the Environmental Protection Alliance Lobby Day (in Albany, NY), Rally, Land Trust Alliance’s Annual Conference, and as a workshop presenter at NYC Green Thumb’s Grow Together Conference. During her tenure, she has served on the Nominations Committee as Board Secretary, and most recently, Vice President. She has a Master’s in Library & Information Studies from Clark Atlanta University in Georgia and a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University. Following is a Q&A with Ms. Jackson by Bernice Elizabeth Green for Our Time Press. OTP: Are there similarities between the tasks and motivations of a librarian and a gardener?   Moriba Jackson, DBG MEDIA Publishers of BQLT: Public libraries Our Time Press, Inc. (my professional space) 358 Classon Avenue and community gardens Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718) 599-6828 (my civic space) have Web site: www.ourtimepress.com much in common. Both e-mail: editors@ourtimepress.com are places which are created to allow people Publisher to gather in a safe and DBG MEDIA welcoming environment. Editor-in-Chief Create community. There David Mark Greaves is no judgment or criteria Copy Editor for entering.  Both invite Maitefa Angaza all into safe spaces to share the many and varied Columnists resources. The idea of Eddie Castro creating and maintainVictoria Horsford ing spaces which take Michael Johnson

advantage of our shared resources is powerful. We are more together than in isolation. There are very few spaces other than public libraries and gardens which are open to all without barriers--places where one can simply walk in and enjoy. Librarians and gardeners serve as an advocate, curator, welcomer for each, respectively. OTP: How did you get involved with the BQLT? MJ: While gardening at two different Brooklyn community gardens -- DeKalb Market, a  funky use of space  filled with  entrepreneurial  designers, inventive food vendors, a radio station and other interesting shops housed in shipping containers surrounded by community garden plots that’s located at the intersection of Willoughby Street and the Flatbush Avenue Extension.  Ola Ronke Akinmowo, a BQLT member, would share invitations to BQLT events like the Annual Tour of Gardens. After construction on the what is  now  DeKalb Market Hall, the site was closed. Then I found the beautiful, ambitious Tranquility  Farm at the corner of Willoughby and Throop in Bedford-Stuyvesant,  led by former BQLT Board member Ena McPherson. In addition to learning about the legacy of NYC community gardening, beekeeping, chickens, composting and exposure to so much more, I heard about the important work which BQLT is doing to preserve, conserve open green space in NYC while building  community.  Their example and wanting to contribute to the mission of BQLT led me to getting involved.

Moriba Jackson, BQLT Board member OTP: Do you have favorite gardens anywhere in the world? MJ: I enjoy taking time to appreciate gardens and green space wherever I come across it. Sometimes, it can be the Bluebells in Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the seasonal plantings of my neighbors or the woodlands found when hiking, I try to enjoy nature when I find it.   OTP: What’s next? MJ: Many communities around the world, especially in urban settings, have experienced food insecurity, abandoned or derelict lands, and seek to develop safe community spaces to grow

much-needed food. A dream of mine is to join groups of urban gardeners who tour and share with other community gardeners around the world, witnessing and exploring the work, solutions, challenges in places like India, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, throughout Europe and Africa. I’m looking forward to connecting with community gardens throughout the USA and internationally. Learning how they deal with challenges as more people share limited resources, libraries and gardens provide a real example of how we can grow, learn and share with each other.

Abigail McGrath Marlon Rice

When you’re ready to change your life. When you’re ready to change the world.

Reporters Akosua Albritton Margo McKenzie Contributors Lisa Durden Fern Gillespie

Nursing Education Program

Web Editor www.ourtimepress.com Lauren Cullins

Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology

Engineering

Over 70 programs of study offered

Office Manager Joanna Williams

APPLY NOW

Advisor Bernice Elizabeth Green KinEsthetics International © 2015, DBG MEDIA Publishers of Our Time Press, Inc., printed in New York City. All rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced without prior permission of the publishers. Publishers are not responsible for any ad claims. MBE Certified in NYC, NYS and the Port Authority of NY & NJ Member: New York State Press Association

Kingsborough is here for you.

IN PERSON: Village ONLINE:

Center | Room V-100

www.cuny.edu/apply

For more info or to take a tour:

718-368-4600 | www.kbcc.cuny.edu Physical Therapist Assistant EMS/Paramedic

Financial aid & payment plans available for eligible students

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn NY, 11235

Maritime Technology Culinary Arts


VOL. 23 NO. 18

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

3

East New York/Brownsville Forum Brings Proactive Approach to Health & Wellness

T

o be forewarned is to be forearmed, and as the East New York/ Brownsville communities move ahead with a $1.4 billion state investment into their communities, it should be up to them to prioritize their needs and how the capital is getting spent. That was the genesis of Saturday’s East Brooklyn Call to Action for Health and Economic Justice Forum held at PS 156 Waverly, 104 Sutter Avenue in East New York. The $1.4 billion investment is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ongoing Vital Brooklyn  initiative, which seeks to transform the Central Brooklyn region by identifying and investing in eight integrated areas that will help to establish a national paradigm for addressing chronic disparities such as systemic violence and entrenched poverty in high-need communities. Among the items funded thus far included the playground at the school where the forum was held, which is part of $10.6 million being provided to transform eight schoolyards into community playgrounds. “The genesis of the call to action is to get the community to empower themselves rather than having the city invade upon their life,” said Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center Vice President of External Affairs Khari Edwards. “This came about because we’re trying to get the community to take a proactive approach in this.” The forum, which drew several hundred people, included Dr. Torian Easterling, from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), who delivered an East New York and Brownsville community health profile. The profile and related survey found among other noteworthy facts, a much higher rate of both infant and mom mortality in both Brownsville and East New York; a lack of fresh food and produce, and a lack of access to mental health services. As action steps and key funding priorities, the DuBoisBunche Center for Public Policy at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College made eight recommendations. They include: Transform the local food system by expanding urban farming on school campuses, hospital property and vacant land to support the development of gardens and nutritional education in schools. Work with the city to develop business plans for local farms to sell produce to hospitals, schools and city facilities. Building on the DOHMH efforts to organize and support local bodegas seeking to offer fresh produce. Study the feasibility of establishing a “community wellness hub.” Expand the presence of Community Health Workers in Brownsville and East New York. Develop summer camp

■■

By Stephen Witt

programs focused on nutrition and exercise. Reduce violence by expanding economic opportunities (particularly for formerly incarcerated people) through education, apprenticeships and job placement on construction, green energy, building retrofits and health care. Launch a Healthy Buildings program that tackles unhealthy residential conditions that exacerbate asthma and other medical conditions. Among the elected officials who spoke about the need for the community to take a proactive stance in how the money can be spent and in how to participate in the process was Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assembly member Latrice Walker and City Council member Alicka Ampry-Samuel.

Former Assemblyman Roger Greene, now the co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Interfaith Hospital, served as MC, along with Edwards. “Every community deserves equal access to the resources they need to succeed like adequate health care, affordable housing and good-paying Photo: Sol Joseph. jobs,” said Williams. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, left, speaks “Conversations with with Khari Edwards. VP of External Affairs at community members Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. and stakeholders are an important step toward achieving this expand these efforts across the city,” goal, so as Public Advocate, I will con- he added. tinue to partner with those who can help ■■ (Kings County Politics)


4

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

WHAT’S GOING ON ■■

By Victoria Horsford

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Gen-X trailblazer Richard Parnell Habersham sent shock waves through the Harlem business and political community last week when he announced that he was a candidate for the 13 th US Congressional District, which spans Central and East Harlem, Upper Manhattan Richard Parnell and parts of Habersham the Bronx. Congressman Adriano Espaillat currently occupies that seat, once held by Adam Clayton Powell, and more recently, Charles Rangel. Born and raised in Harlem, Richard Habersham knows the terrain, but is a politics novice. The 2020 congressional primary in the 13th Congressional District will be drama-intense. Can Habersham oust an incumbent congressman? Is Habersham Harlem’s answer to the phenom, Congresswoman AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? HARLEM: Remember Harlem’s Lenox Lounge, the nightlife music emporium renown worldwide? Razed about 2 years ago, the Lounge was replaced by a new 4-story building, located at 286 Lenox Avenue (124/125 Sts.) is available for sale. Building will house a Wells Fargo Bank branch on the ground floor, the Child Mind Institute and the Visiting Nurses, all of which have 10-year leases.

BUSINESS MATTERS Harlem Haberdashery is an AfricanAmerican-owned unisex fashion boutique

offering both ready-to-wear apparel and couture selections for its clientele, a veritable mix of doctors, lawyers and entertainment elites like P. Diddy, Jay-Z and Beyonce, to name a few. Harlem Haberdashery celebrates its 7th Anniversary on Saturday, May 4, concurrent with a Kentucky Derby watch party a la Harlem. The Archstone Holding Corporation hosts an Entrepreneurship & Investment Forum on Sunday, May 5. The Dinner Reception and Empowerment Forum will review investment opportunities in NY, Newark, the USA and beyond. Co-presenters Dr. Zienzi and Rev. Dennis Dillon will discuss investment opportunities in Africa and review “The Door of Our Return.” Event will be held at 41 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn between Flushing and Park Avenues. [RSVP: Archstoneholdingcorp@ gmail.com]

by Trump’s comments. P.S. – The USA still sends more than $8 billion in aid to Africa annually, cutting funds to countries too cozy with Russia.

ARTS/CULTURE/ HISTORY THEATER: Congratulations to all the 2019 Tony nominees. Special congrats to the producers, cast and crew of the Broadway musical “AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG, The Life and Times of the Temptations,” which garnered 12 nominations, including Best Musical, Book of a Musical, Direction, Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role in a Musical Derrick Baskin; Performance by an Actor in a Feature Role in a Musical Jeremy Pope and Ephraim Sykes. Next week, I will write about the Black TONY nominees and their narratives, including Andre De Shields for Best Performance by an Actor

OUT OF AFRICA If African geopolitics is your thing, read the TIME magazine story, “PUTIN’S EMPIRE OF AUTOCRATS,” a survey piece about Russian global entanglements which focuses on its influence-peddling in Africa, particularly in Sudan, former patrons in Francophone African countries, West African nations and the Central African Republic. The essay reveals that at least 18 governments have signed military cooperation deals with Russia since 2015 and about 23 African countries boast major arms deliveries from Russia. President Trump always talks about “America First” as the mantra of the nation’s domestic and foreign policy. What was the real motivation for first daughter Ivanka Trump’s 4-day visit to Africa, Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, two shithole countries (from her dad’s utterances). Corporate America, with its billions invested in Africa, was unamused

VOL. 23 NO. 18 perception.… A 2020 Democratic hopeful, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, wrote his memoir, “Shortest Way Home,” and it is on the NY Times best-seller book list.

NEWSMAKERS Internationally renowned Caribbean journalist, reparations and racial justice advocate Don Rojas has been battling bone cancer, which has been depleting his energies and resources. Rojas was Press Secretary to Prime Minister Maurice Bishop of Grenada, the NAACP’s first Director of Communications and Amsterdam News Executive Editor. Some of Rojas’ friends, including Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, Vice Chancellor, UWI and Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission; Reverends Herbert and Karen Daughtry, Dr. Ron Daniels, Charles and Inez Barron have organized a tribute/fundraiser for Don Rojas on May 11 from 4-7 pm at 415 Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street in Brooklyn. For more info, call 718.596.1991.

Ephriam Sykes in a Feature Role in “Hadestown,” and George Wolfe for Best Director of the drama “GARY: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.” FYI, I failed to congratulate playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury, 37, 2019 recipient of

Omarosa Manigault Newman the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “FAIRVIEW,” which ran for a limited 2018 NYC engagement at the SoHo Rep. Play will be revived this summer in Brooklyn. “FAIRVIEW” also won the Drama Desk Award last week. Theater enthusiasts should read the 4/28 NY Times piece, “HOW THESE BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS Are Challenging American Theater.” Subject playwrights are Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper. BOOK NOTES: Valerie Jarrett, Adviser to President Barack Obama, has completed her memoir, “FINDING MY VOICE: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” which is in book stores… Omarosa Manigault Newsome’s book, “UNHINGED: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” is available in paperback. Omarosa has made all of the familiar TV media destinations…Said that she has not decided who she will support in the 2020 race; however, she is partial to Kamala Harris, a fellow Howard University graduate…Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Harvard Ph.D., a psychologist from Stanford, has a new book, “BIAS: Uncovering The Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do,” is making familiar TV stops. The book focuses more on unconscious prejudice than racism. Her research underscored how racial categories and stereotypes affect

Don Rojas RIP: Film griot John Singleton, 51, died on Monday, April 29, two weeks after suffering a stroke. His film director/ producer and screenwriter credits include “Poetic Justice,” “Boyz N’ The Hood,” “Baby Boy,” which deal with Black men and survival in America’s urban settings. John was the first African-American to get an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for his work in BOYZ. In addition to his film creds, Singleton has directed episodic TV shows since 2010. He has earned a special place in the American film culture firmament.

MAY SOIREES Attorney Jason Myles Clark, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA, NY), announced that it will host its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, on Friday, May 17 at 6 pm. The 2019 honorees include Donald Prophete, Costangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP; Sheree Carter-Galvan, General Counsel, American Museum of Natural History; Amy Wollensack, C o v i n g t o n Jason Myles Clark & Burling, LLP; Robert R. Reed, NYS Supreme Court Justice; and Hakeem Jeffries, US Congressman, Chair of the Democratic Caucus. NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills will serve as Mistress of Ceremony. For reservations, visit MBBANYC.ORG. The East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) hosts its 33rd Annual Benefit honoring its 2019 HS Graduates and celebrating “Our Mosaic, Then and Now,” on Monday, May 20 at the Museum of Natural History on CPW and 79th Street. Founded in 1958 as an after-school reading program, EHTP today is a high-quality education center with the highly-regarded East Harlem Scholars Academy Elementary and Middle Schools and College Scholars Program, and offers after-school enrichment opportunities in its after-school programs. EHTP caters to East Harlem’s Latino and African-American students. [Visit: ehtp.org/benefit or events@ ehtp.org]


VOL. 23 NO. 18

Thinker’s Notebook

W

here would Black culture be without our storytellers? The true history of our people has been fragmented and fractured across this entire planet over the span of eternity. We have no birth record, we’ve been here for as long as the sun, the moon and the stars. Our stories have appeared in every great text, from the time of clay tablets to flattened papyrus and parchment to paper and on into the digital age. We tell our stories to talk about what was or what is to come. We tell our stories to educate our children and our community. We tell our stories to combat systemic marginalization. And through our stories we learn who we are, who we are not and how we have survived through it all. John Singleton was a storyteller. The 1990’s were a peculiar time. It was a time when the first generation of post-Civil Rights babies were coming of age, empowered by the lingering effects of Black Power, hardened by having to witness the crack epidemic firsthand, forced into a position of having to define themselves amidst a society that looked to both subjugate and fetishize the Black experience. This was the time that John was raised in. He was born in 1968, three months before the murder of MLK. He lived in Los Angeles, a city that had become a beacon of the Black experience. If you’ve ever read Mosley, then you understand how Black Los Angeles really was in the 50’s and 60’s and how they fought “tooth and nail” for their justice and equality.

5

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

Dear John ■■ By Marlon Rice

John rose out of the L.A. soil, matriculated into USC, graduated in 1990 and just one year later he wrote and directed Boyz ‘N the Hood, one of the most profound movies to come out of Black cinema in the 90’s. It was the story of Inglewood and Crenshaw and the Black experience in South Central Los Angeles. Understand that at this time, Black directors and screenwriters across the nation were giving testimonies of the Black experience. Spike Lee showed us Bed-Stuy in Do the Right Thing, Matty Rich gave us Red Hook in “Straight Out of Brooklyn.” Julie Dash taught us about the Gullah people of St. Simon Island in Daughters of the Dust. Our storytellers were beginning to push back against the pattern of Black exploitation in film and television, choosing instead to expose the effects of marginalization on a people, on a community, on a nation. That was Boyz ‘N the Hood. It was poignant. It was raw. And it was necessary. John was necessary. In a career that spanned 27 years, John’s work spoke to Blackness. “Tre Styles. Furious Styles. Justice and Lucky. Malik Williams.” His characters were the people we grew up with. They were our classmates and our neighbors. They were us. The truth is that John probably has never gotten the praise and respect due him, because just as we expect water to stream from a faucet when we open the tap, we expected the images he gave us to be there when we went to the theater or turned on cable. We, too, are the first and second generations of the post-civil

John Singleton rights era. We grew up watching The Cosby Show and A Different World. We watched on television when Mandela was released from prison. We are cognizant of our images against the backdrop of America. For us, it is expected. And so, John’s work would’ve been revolutionary in an era where it wasn’t so expected. But in our era, we expected men like John Singleton. We called on them. We needed them. John Singleton died this week of complications brought on as a result of a stroke. He was 51 years old, not at all an old man or aged out of his talents. Los

Angeles has had to deal with the tragic loss of the courageous voices of two of its own this year. First, “Neighborhood Nip.” And now, John. The tragedy in both isn’t so much about who they were. The tragedy lies in the unknown of who they could have become. In the era after this one, the stories surrounding the Black experience will be surely missing the voice of John Singleton. He was one of our esteemed storytellers. Thank You John for delivering stories that spoke to me and inspired me throughout this life. May Peace be upon your name and may your soul rest.

©2019 New York Lottery

PLEASE PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

Struggling with a gambling addiction? Call the HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPE-NY (1-877-846-7369) or text

HOPENY (467369). You must be 18 years or older to purchase a lottery ticket. NYLResponsiblePlay.com CONNECT 4 is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. ©2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

CAMPAIGN: NY Lottery Cashword 2019 Community Print


6

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

VOL. 23 NO. 18

Child Development Support Corporation

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) We help NYC parents of children birth – 12 years old to plan for each age and stage of their children’s development.     

Are you a new parent about to return to work? Do you have a 5-year-old about to enter kindergarten? Do you need a plan for afterschool or school holidays? Do you work weekends, evenings, or an unpredictable schedule? Are you experiencing a change in your current child care arrangement?

Contact us today for a FREE individualized consultation with one of our parent counselors! Services available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

718.398.6738 | www.cdscnyc.org 352-358 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (btw. Clifton Place & Lafayette Avenue)

Building Communities by Strengthening Families Since 1975

®


VOL. 23 NO. 18

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

A Flowering of Neighborhood Spirit at Annual Bed-Stuy Planting Event

M

ore than 40 Block and Tenant Associations participated in the 9th Annual FlowerBed-Stuy event organized by Oma Holloway of the Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) last Saturday, April 27th. The BSDC project is  considered the ultimate salute to community beautification and spring cleaning, with Bedford-Stuyvesant residents of all ages joining in the work.  The event, as usual, started at the Quincy Senior Citizens Homes at 625 Quincy Street, with block representatives, outfitted in sunbathed orange T-shirts, picking up plackets of flowers and taking them back to their

blocks. Block residents, in turn, swept, hauled away withering bushes, and picked weeds.  They replaced the dead plants with thousands “made available” to BSDC and its partnering organizations through grants from Councilman Robert Cornegy and others, and with support from many local leaders, including Henry Butler, President, Community Board 3. We present the photos on this page as a bouquet to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bridge Street, the Block Associations, and to the MYBASE interns who supported the work on Saturday and who are determined to support the blooming of Bed-Stuyvesant all year round.   Photos: Bernice Elizabeth Green

"Be like the flower, Bloom in the strength of your Unknown power."

Attributed to Langston Hughes

7


8

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

CLASSIFIEDS

ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY

Mention Our Time Press for a complementary review & gift! Discover the world’s best walk-in bathtub from 5 Reasons American Standard Walk-In Tubs are Your Best Choice Backed by American Standard’s 140 years of experience $ Ultra low entry for easy entering and exiting Patented Quick Drain® fast water removal system Lifetime Warranty on the bath AND installation, INCLUDING labor backed by American Standard 44 Hydrotherapy jets for an invigorating massage

1

1,50

2

SAVING0 S

3

Includes FREE American StandardRight Height Toilet

Limited Time Offer! Call Today!

4

888-609-0248 Receive a free American Standard Cadet toilet with full installation of a Liberation Walk-In Bath, Liberation Shower, or Deluxe Shower. Offer valid only while supplies last. Limit one per household. Must be first time purchaser. See www.walkintubs.americanstandard-us.com for other restrictions and for licensing, warranty, and company information. CSLB B982796; Suffolk NY:55431H; NYC:HIC#2022748-DCA. Safety Tubs Co. LLC does not sell in Nassau NY, Westchester NY, Putnam NY, Rockland NY.

5

FREE IN-HOME EVALUATION!

We are looking for a fast paced Temp to Perm EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT that can hit the ground running. Work well in a self-directed environment, with minimal instruction and take accountability for decisions and outcomes. If you have the right work ethic, your salary and benefits package will be competitive. Email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jpolehna@mykellyservices.info

Saving a Life EVERY 11 MINUTES

alone I’m never

Help at Home with

FIRST AID

GPS !

! FREE

®

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

Batteries Never Need Charging.

Help On-the-Go

KIT

WHEN YOU ORDER!

For a FREE brochure call:

1-800-404-9776 DENTAL Insurance Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

A less expensive way to help get the dental care you deserve! CALL NOW!

FREE Information Kit

1-855-225-1434

Get help paying dental bills and keep more money in your pocket This is real dental insurance — NOT just a discount plan You can get coverage before your next checkup

Don’t wait! Call now and we’ll rush you a FREE Information Kit with all the details.

1-855-225-1434 Visit us online at

www.dental50plus.com/nypress

Insurance Policy P150NY 6129

MB17-NM003Ec

Live Healthy... Live Happy... Live Long!

Rite Choice Pharmacy Fast & Friendly Service • Free Delivery

Chirag Parikh Supervising Pharmacist • Open 7 days a week • Senior Citizen 10% discount

Attorney April 15 22 29 Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866- 951-9073 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. Auto donation Donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call (917) 336-1254

Health VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. Money back guaranteed! Call Today: 800-404-0244 Help Wanted JOB OPPORTUNITY $18.50 P/H NYC $15 P/H LI $14.50 P/H UPSTATE NY If you currently care for your relatives or friends who have Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible to start working for them as a personal assistant. No Certificates needed. (347)4622610 (347)565-6200 Home Improvement A F F O R DA B L E NEW SIDING! Beautify your home! Save on monthly energy bills with beautiful NEW SIDING from 1800 Remodel! Up to 18 months no interest. Restrictions apply 855-773-1675

Education/Career Training AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM for free information 866-296-7094.

Home Improvement B A T H R O O M RENOVATIONS. EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Grab bars, no slip flooring & seated showers. Call for a free in-home consultation: 888-657-9488.

Financial April 15 22 29 70 years old, kids are grown. Still need your life insurance? Or is a big LIFE SETTLEMENT CASH PAYOUT smarter? Call Benefit Advance. 1-844-348-5810

Medical Supplies April 15 22 29 Attention Viagra users: Generic 100 mg blue pills or Generic 20 mg yellow pills. Get 45 plus 5 free $99 + S/H. Guaranteed, no prescription necessary. Call 877-845-8068.

LEGAL NOTICES

Life Alert® is always here for me even when away from home. One touch of a button sends help fast, 24/7.

Attorney REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY; Buy/Sell Real Estate Broker. P R O B AT E / C R I M I N A L / WILLS/BUSINESS MATTERS – Richard H. Lovell, P.C., 10748 Cross Bay Blvd. Ozone Park, NY. 718-835-9300; www. LovellLawNewYork.com

VOL. 23 NO. 18

• All Insurances accepted • Notary Public

Hablamos Espanol • Fax & Copy Service

Phone: 718-773-3700 • Fax: 718-773-4425 1484 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11316

N OT I C E OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, EMIGRANT BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EMIGRANT SAVINGS BANK- BROOKLYN/QUEENS AS ASSIGNEE OF EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. GUSTAVO ALVAREZ, DORIS ALVAREZ, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on September 25, 2017 and an Order Extending Time to File Conduct a Sale dated July 18, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on June 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 28 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 3919 and Lot 23. Approximate amount of judgment is $389,969.15 plus

interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 12679/2014. Jageshwar Sharma, Esq., Referee Borchert & LaSpina, P.C., 19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 302, Whitestone, New York 11357, Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-9 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff AGAINST CARL L. DARRISAW, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 13, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on May 30, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 326 MALCOLM X BOULEVARD, BROOKLYN, NY 11233. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements

Miscellaneous DIRECTV & AT&T. 155 Channels & 1000s of Shows/ Movies On Demand (w/SELECT Package.) AT&T Internet 99 Percent Reliability. Unlimited Texts to 120 Countries w/AT&T Wireless. Call 4 FREE Quote- 1-888-534-6918 Miscellaneous Earthlink High Speed Internet. As Low As $14.95/month (for the first 3 months.) Reliable High Speed Fiber Optic Technology. Stream Videos, Music and More! Call Earthlink Today 1-855-9701623 Miscellaneous DISH TV $59.99 For 190 Channels + $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. 1-800-943-0838 Miscellaneous A PLACE FOR MOM has helped over a million families find senior living. Our trusted, local advisors help find solutions to your unique needs at no cost to you. Call: 1-800-404-8852 Services COMPUTER ISSUES? FREE DIAGNOSIS by GEEKS ON SITE! Virus Removal, Data Recovery! 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE, In-home repair/On-line solutions . $20 OFF ANY SERVICE! 844-892-3990 erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 1681, LOT 48. Approximate amount of judgment $919,367.87 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 503100/2015. PAUL B. GROMAN, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 62779 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS _ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS INDEX NO. 522391/2017 Mortgaged Premises: 1102 PROSPECT PLACE BROOKLYN, NY 11213 Block: 1237 Lot: 31Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property FAREVERSE LLC I/L/T/N FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC., Plaintiff, vs. CARL BANNISTER, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG BANNISTER; ALAN BANNISTER, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG BANNISTER; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG BANNISTER; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, ➔➔ Continued on page 10


VOL. 23 NO. 18

9

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY

Our Time Press for a complementary review & gift!

NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS ATRIUS 3058 LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/2019. Office: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 2955 Shell Rd., #1P, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Purpose: any lawful act. Wise Choice Property Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/19/19 Office: Kings 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 James Wise, 435 Berriman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

PRONTO PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/28/19 Office: Kings 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 LISA LEEKING, 668 Halsey Street, Apt. 1, Brooklyn, NY 11225.Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Eldercare Allegiance LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/25/19 Office: Kings 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, 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Open Shop LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on {2/1/19}. Office: Kings 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, {475 Kent Ave, #702, Brooklyn, NY 11249}. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ATRIUS 3062 LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/2019. Office: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 2955 Shell Rd. #1P, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Purpose: any lawful act.

The Year That Was ■■

A

fter an abysmal 201718 season, the Brooklyn Nets were poised to make this year a much more exciting campaign with young, developing players such as D’Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert and Rodins Kurucs, just to name a few. The team, on paper, was projected to be a much more athletic core than last year. The question was, can they improve enough to make some serious noise in what is now an open Eastern Conference? Not only does the team have some standout players like Russell, who had his best year as a pro since coming into the league as a 19-year-old with the Los Angeles Lakers, alongside the first time All-Star was breakthrough players like Jarret Allen, Joe Harris, Ed Davis and Spencer Dinwiddie, who was spectacular coming off the bench. The Nets wrapped up the season with 41 wins, a 14-win improvement from last year which was good enough to clinch the No. 6 seed. The team would eventually fall in the first round of the playoffs to a much-experienced Philadelphia 76ers team who knocked Brooklyn out in 5 games. Although the team did not reach their ultimate goal, General Manager Sean Marks feels the team achieved a goal in making the playoffs, hence building the beginning of a winning culture. The Nets will focus

Wheels For Wishes benefiting

By Eddie Castro

their attention to this summer’s free agents. It is well-documented that this year’s free agent class will be one of the best in some time. Star players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson will all be available on the market. The Nets have a big free agent of their own and they will have to decide whether D’Angelo Russell’s breakout season was good enough to earn him a max contract. Russell has publicly said that he would “definitely” like to return to the Nets, but he understands the business side of things. Russell has come a long way from his days with the Lakers where his inconsistencies and maturity was in question. It appears that since he

was traded to Brooklyn, he has seemed to turn things around. If I was the Nets front office, I would definitely offer Russell a max contract. He has been a big part of the culture and at just 23 years old, he can only get better. If the team can somehow re-sign him and create enough cap space to pair him with another superstar, whether it be Durant or Leonard, we could be talking about a new “Beast in the East.” We shall see how it all plays out. Sports Notes: (Football) NFL Draft results: (first round picks) With the No. 3 pick, the New York Jets selected Quinnen Williams, defensive tackle from Alabama. The New York Giants selected quarterback Daniel Jones from Duke.

ABUSED by CLERGY in NEW YORK? NEW LAW! ACT NOW. If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, New York law allows you to take action against the perpetrator and institution that protected him or her.

Begin your journey of healing today. Contact us now about the NEW YORK CHILD VICTIMS ACT.

57 West 57 th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10019

D O N AT E Y O U R C A R

646-493-1850

AndersonAdvocates.com

Make-A-Wish ® Metro New York * 100% Tax Deductible * Free Vehicle Pickup ANYWHERE * We Accept Most Vehicles Running or Not * We Also Accept Boats, Motorcycles & RVs

WheelsForWishes.org Call:(917)336-1254 * Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes. To learn more about our programs or financial information, call (213) 948-2000 or visit www.wheelsforwishes.org.

Donate A Boat or Car Today!

“2-Night Free Vacation!”

800 - 700 - BOAT (2628) (2628)

w w w.boatangel.com

sponsored by boat angel outreach centers

STOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN


10

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

LEGAL NOTICES ➔➔ Continued from page 8 descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ‘’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $750,000.00 and interest, recorded on November 21, 2011, at Instrument number CRFN 2011000406131, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 1102 PROSPECT PLACE BROOKLYN, NY 11213. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: SAHAR HAMLANI, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for SG Mortgage

Securities Trust 2006-FRE2, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006-FRE2, Plaintiff AGAINST Juan Rosado; Juana Rosado; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated February 26, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on May 23, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 2 Jardine Place, Brooklyn, NY 11233. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 1573 Lot 27. Approximate amount of judgment $624,603.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 512257/2014. Aaron Tyk, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: March 12, 2019 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper Plaintiff,- against - Chiva Barlatier, as Administratrix and Heir to the Estate of Marie Jeannette Balatier a/k/a Marie Jeannette Barlatier a/k/a Marie Barlatier, Deana Barlatier, as Heir to the Estate of Marie Jeannette Balatier a/k/a Marie Jeannette Barlatier a/k/a Marie Barlatier if living and if any be dead, any and all persons who are spouses, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienor, heirs, devisees, distributees, or successors in interest of such of the above as may be dead, and their spouses, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residences are unknown to Plaintiff , Hadiya Ruvia Barlatier-Johnson, as Heir to the Estate of Marie Jeannette Balatier a/k/a Marie Jeannette Barlatier a/k/a Marie Barlatier, United States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, New York City Environmental Control Board, New York City Parking Violations Bureau, New York City Transit Adjudication Bureau, Criminal Court of the City of New York, John Doe (Refused Name), John Doe (Refused Name), John Doe (Refused Name), Tewible Doe (Refused Last Name), Defendants. Index No. 514574/2018 Filed: 4/17/2019 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the Mortgage premises is situated. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $300,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of KINGS on November 14, 2006, in CRFN 2006000631210, covering premises known as 1241 East 103 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint

by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the Mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your Mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Bayshore, New York April 12, 2019 By: Linda P. Manfredi, Esq. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.:01-088469-F00 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against RICHARD BUCKHEIT, ESQ. AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY BISCOMBE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on January 17, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 30th day of May, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 40 Weirfield Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11207. (Block: 3401, Lot: 24) Approximate amount of lien $ 723,250.09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 6482-08. Angelique Moreno, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344 *For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call 800-280-2832* NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTINA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR HILLDALE TRUST, Plaintiff against LIGAYA A. MUSA, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, NY 14228 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered March 26, 2019, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 on May 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 3038 Brighton 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11235. Block 8676 Lot 58. The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Kings, City of Brooklyn, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $68,452.78 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 513675/2016. For sale information, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832. Leo Salzman, Esq., Referee 16-09672 NOTICE OF A LOST PASSPORT, I am Paulo Muwanga a Tanzanian National announcing the loss of my Passport with number AB344771, if found you can call me at 9292910065 or send it my mail to 1131 Hancock Street, Brooklyn NY 11221

VOL. 23 NO. 18 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 507548/2018 Date Filed: 4/12/2019 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-WM1, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff, -against- Maria Miranda, if she be living or dead, her spouse, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff, Juan Rios, if he be living or dead, his spouse, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation; The Provident Bank (Of Cincinnati, Ohio); Department of Housing Preservation and Development; New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; Criminal Court of the City of New York; City of New York Environmental Control Board; City of New York Parking Violations Bureau; City of New York Transit Adjudication Bureau; State of New York and “JOHN DOE”, said name being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, and any parties, corporations or entities, if any, having or claiming an interest or lien upon the mortgaged premises, Defendants. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 97 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the days of service, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if the summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Noach Dear, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, entered April 9, 2019 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Kings County Clerk’s Office. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $496,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Kings County Office of the City Register on September 18, 2006, in CRFN 2006000523822 covering premises known as 97 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207 a/k/a Block 3662, Lot 1. Further, to secure the cancellation and discharge of (2) mortgages recorded in the Kings County Office of the City Register on December 30, 2002 in. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT ➔➔ Continued on page 11


VOL. 23 NO. 18

I

11

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

Three money moves to make before the year ends

n a year where many people were shocked to find out that they wouldn’t be getting a tax return, it’s more important than ever to use the money you do have to your best advantage. So if you did get a tax return or if you are looking to be more financially responsible this year, here are three ideas to consider: Open a Roth IRA – It’s always a good idea to put money away for retirement, and one of the best places to save is a Roth IRA. A Roth IRA allows you to contribute up to $6,000 of after-tax dollars for retirement in 2019; a catch-up provision allows those age 50 or older to contribute an additional $1,000. Placing retirement savings in a Roth lets the money grow with the advantage of knowing you can withdraw the funds tax free in retirement, avoiding the tax penalties of traditional individual retirement accounts (IRA). With a regular IRA, funds are taxed at your income tax rate at the time of withdrawal.

LEGAL NOTICES ➔➔ Continued from page 10 MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER w1TH THE COURT. Dated: Jan. 23, 2019 Frank M. Cassara, Esq. Senior Associate Attorney SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (585) 247-9000 Fax: (585) 247-7380 Our File No. 11-013180 #96892 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE6 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, V. BRIDGETTE STEWART, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 28, 2016, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6 is the Plaintiff and BRIDGETTE STEWART, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on May 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 2276A ATLANTIC AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11233: Block 1435, Lot 17: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS,

■■

By Matthew Scott

Another benefit to a Roth IRA is that under certain circumstances, you can make early withdrawals to pay for college or to purchase a home for the first time. But there are income limits to opening a Roth; $137,000 for single filers and $203,000 for married couples filing jointly. If you can open one, it’s a great asset to have. Invest in adding new skills – You can’t go wrong investing in yourself, so allocate some of your earnings and time this year to learning a new skill that will help you get a raise at work, start a more lucrative career or build a part-time business on the side. The idea is to increase your earning potential through self improvement. You can explore paying for a formal degree or certificate program at a local college or university (your employer may offer tuition assistance) or look for low-cost mini-courses to become more efficient at software programs that may be crucial to your advancement. There are online courses in new technologies like

coding that may start you on a more stable career path, or executive education programs that can be completed in a matter of weeks. Investing some of your resources in education this year could lead to a significantly higher income in years to come. Pay down debt – One of the best ways to free up money is to eliminate as much consumer debt as you can. Average interest rates on debt from major credit cards, department stores cards and other installment payments can range from 14% to 24% or more. Credit card penalty rates can be as high as 29.9%. This debt is compounded daily at rates far higher than your savings account, so you want to eliminate this drag on your finances as quickly as possible. Create a plan to pay off your smallest credit card balances first, then, add what you would have paid on those cards to payments on the next lowest balance until you pay them all off. Once you’ve paid down your debt, check your credit score and consider

CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 4882/2008. ERIC ADAM GOLDBERG, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

$62,922.15 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 511047/2016. Betty Lugo, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: April 3, 2019 62490

REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-9, Plaintiff – against – SADIQUE MALIK, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 27, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York on the 16th Day of May, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Premises known as 100 19th Avenue, Brooklyn, (City of New York) NY 11232. (Block: 8284, Lot: 102) Approximate amount of lien $855,815.71 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 504836/2014. Philip L. Kamaras, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction. com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: March 12, 2019 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A., Plaintiff AGAINST Alexis Camacho; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 18, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on May 16, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1019 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 4035 Lot 30. Approximate amount of judgment

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings US Bank National Association, as Trustee for CSMC MortgageBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-7, Plaintiff AGAINST Jack Esses, Laurie Esses, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 1/11/19 and entered on 1/23/19, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises known as 504 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11230. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 6587, LOT: 4. Approximate amount of judgment is $1,345,974.81 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 13335/2009. Philip Kamaras, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff AGAINST Anasha Howard and Samuel Howard, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 30, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on May 16, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 432 EAST 48TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 4695, LOT 13. Approximate amount of judgment $322,559.41 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2600/2010. Mark A. Longo, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 62521

closing some of the accounts that may have contributed to your debt woes. See if your credit score improves over the next three months and then search for better credit card offers on websites like bankrate.com or creditcards.com. Taking this approach will help you to be smarter about using and managing credit card and installment debt. Matthew Scott is a Brooklyn-based former managing editor of Black Enterprise and The Financial Times’ newsletter, Agenda, who writes about corporate governance and personal finance topics.

SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS WATERFALL VICTORIA MASTER FUND, LTD, Plaintiff against JOSEPH DANTICA; MENDY DANTICA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on July 26, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 16th day of May, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 2012 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234. (Block: 7807, Lot: 52). Approximate amount of lien $ 848,016.92 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 510397-14. Mark A. Longo, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLEY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR BRONZE CREEK TITLE TRUST 2013-NPL1, Plaintiff, vs. FREDERICK H. TOWNSEND, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 8, 2009, a Decision and Order duly filed September 17, 2018, and a Request for Judicial Determination Concerning Dismissal Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 521(i) duly filed March 5, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 662 Georgia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4296 and Lot 20. Approximate amount of judgment is $431,660.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 33873/07. Helene Blank, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted.


12

OUR TIME PRESS May 2 - 8, 2019

Sunday, May 12th

CLOSING DAY FOR FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING

VOL. 23 NO. 18

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway. See the museum’s website for hours and admission prices. Advance sale tickets are sold out, but some same-day timed tickets are available at the door. The major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist, marks the first time that the artist’s personal objects from the Blue House in Mexico City, is on alongside her work.

Saturday, May 18th

COMMUNITY LAW DAY

Bedford Central Presbyterian Church 1200 Dean Street, 11am-3pm. FREE. Community residents are invited to join in an information session addressing various aspects of the law, including criminal, housing, elder care, immigration, civil, foreclosure and family, as well as small claims court procedures. If you have questions, come and get answers. For information contact: bavcinc@aol. com. Presented by the 77th Precinct Council, the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, Kings County Criminal Bar Association and the Brooklyn Anti Violence Coalition.

Saturday, May 18th

THE EAST 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Historic Masonic Temple 317 Clermont Ave. 2-7pm, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Come and enjoy a cultural extravaganza commemorating 50 years since the founding of The EAST organization. The Brooklyn-based cultural nationalist organization of the late ‘60s and ‘70s is no longer housed in a physical structure. But it lives on in the hearts and minds of its members and of generations

nationwide who benefitted from its dedication and innovation. EAST family members established one of the first independent Black schools in the nation, ran a daycare, food coop, bookstore, restaurant, clothing store and one of the most dynamic music performance venues ever. This event features jazz by The EAST All Stars, led by acclaimed bassist Reggie Workman. Performances by Jazz singer Donna Tulivu Cumberbatch and Asase Yaa Dance Theater. Food will be sold and book and other vendors will be present. For further info call 718-638-6700.

Advertise Your Upcoming Event in Our Time Press Call 718-599-6828 / email: advertising@ourtimepress.com

Profile for Mike Kurov

OUR TIME PRESS | May 2 - 8, 2019  

OUR TIME PRESS | May 2 - 8, 2019  

Profile for makf
Advertisement