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Jane Martin-Lavaud, a member of Families for Safe Streets, whose daughter was killed by a reckless driver in 2013, attended a memorial for three-year-old Emur Shavkator on Sunday. ebrooklyn media/Photo by Arthur de Gaeta
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Golden for political support, may need to look for other opportunities in 2020. If Max Rose is successful in building a war chest through small donations, he may be able to pass on PAC and corporate donations. His vision will improve the lives of regular Americans living in the 11th District but he will need more than two years to do it. Hopefully, his first priority will be to tackle the problems of our overburdened transit system. Federal support could help avert an MTA toll and fare hike. The agency announced it will likely raise bus and subway fares and tolls, which has drawn well deserved criticism. It’s too bad we can’t use political lobbying money to actually help the people.
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cream, candy, hot chocolate and other treats from their food trucks. People purchase food items from vendors and then toss the containers on the sidewalks when KATINAS they are done, BY PAULA residents said. PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM Thousands of people visit theThe neighborhood every year street corner outside P.S. during the holidaywill season to 204 in Bensonhurst be offiview co-named the in spectacular cially memory of Christmas lights and figures Mafalda DiMango, the late eduhomeowners on their cational leaderdisplay who enjoyed a front lawns. decades-long association with The Fight Back Bay Ridge the elementary school, in a heels cereclean-up comes on the mony set to take place onJustin May of Councilmember 11. Brannan’s effort to convince BratheCouncilmember Department ofJustin Sanitation nnan will host a ceremony on the to place more trash cans on
deadly intersection. DOT “must make Benson Avenue and Bay 25th Street safe. They also must examine all streets in the vicinity of it to ensure changes made to these streets do not foster traffic viothe sidewalks and toThe conduct lence on those streets. prinmore frequent collections of trash from the cans. Brannan, a Democrat who represents Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst, said he’s delighted corner of 15th Avenuethat andFight 81st Back Bay Ridge pitching The in. Street at noon onisSaturday. “This is just intersection will another bear theexamname ple of the long tradition “Mafalda DiMango Way.” we have in Bay Ridge andonDyker DiMango, who died Aug. Heights ofagecivic minded 2, 2018 at the of 91, served as groups and individuals helpaing member of Community School their neighbors for the Board 20 andof then thecommuniDistrict 20 betterment our Community Educational ty,” Brannan told thisCouncil newsfor more than 50 years. During paper. thatBrannan time, she helped district urged hire others to superintendents and and school prin“give them a hand pick up cipals, oversaw major changes in any stray litter they might classroom curriculums, fought to encounter.”
ciples of safe street design must govern all streets, especially when some improvements are made. I demand a traffic light be installed at the intersection of Benson Avenue and Bay 25th Street and I will continue to fight for safer streets in the community,” Colton said in a statement issued after the vigil. Gounardes and Treyger wrote about the vigil on Twitter, calling for safety measures on streets. “We need more traffic calming measures to ensure our streets are safe for our children, families and seniors,” Treyger tweeted. Gounardes, who charged that little Emur’s death was “100 percent preventable,” also called on drivers to be more careful on the streets. “Yes we need enforcement & stop lights & road redesigns. Be part of the solution: Drive like YOUR child lives on every street,” he tweeted. A spokesperson for DOT said the agency is planning to take a look at the corner where Emur was killed. “DOT is looking into potential safety enhancements here, and we will also be opening a new signal study,” the spokesperson told this newspaper via email the day after the crash.
ABOVE: Assemblymember Bill Colton at the memorial. AT RIGHT: The family of three-year-old Emur Shavkator. INSET: Jane Martin-Lavaud, a member of Families for Safe Streets, whose daughter was killed by a reckless driver in 2013. ebrooklyn media/ Photos by Arthur de Gaeta
DiMango street corner co-naming set for Saturday
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get school cafeterias to serve nutritious lunches and was one of the first education advocates to speak out against child abuse. She got her start as an education advocate when she served as Parent-Teacher Association president at P.S. 204 in the early 1960s. “Mafalda DiMango’s efforts and achievements in education cannot be overstated,” Brannan told this newspaper in an email. “Our community is forever grateful for the impact she had on generations of students and parents. We not only pay tribute to her amazing life and tremendous accomplishments with Mafalda DiMango Way, but we remind present and future generations that a great education is the great equalizer for all children, no matter where they or their parents come from.” For the DiMango family, having a street co-named for the educational matriarch is a dream come true, according to Hon. Patricia DiMango, one of DiMango’s two daughters. “It’s a reflection of all of the accomplishments she had during her lifetime. She sacrificed a lot of time with her family to help the children of this community. She put the lives of others ahead of her own life,” she told this newspaper. “When she was coming up, in the 1960s, it was an era when women felt they didn’t have a real voice, yet she accomplished so much. And she did it by being selfless.
She wasn’t a braggart.” Patricia, a former New York State Supreme Court justice, is one of the stars of the hit CBS show “Hot Bench.” Her sister, Joanne DiMangoOrr, is a retired educator. Both sisters attended P.S. 204 as children. She is looking forward to the ceremony. “It’s particularly meaningful to my sister and me to have it on that corner because we grew up on that block,” she said. The timing of the ceremony is also significant, Patricia said. “My father [Anthony DiMango] will be 95 later this month. We’re so happy he’s still alive to see this tribute to my mother,” she said. The family is grateful to Brannan for sponsoring the legislation and also expressed gratitude to Carlo Scissura, president of the New York Building Congress. Scissuira, who served with DiMango on the school board, pushed for the street corner co-naming. “We mentioned it to Carlo Scissura and he got it moving,” Patricia said. “There are very few people who are more deserving of such an honor than Mafalda,” Scissura told this newspaper. “When you think about why we name a street after someone, you look for dedication to community and a life of service. All of those things were true of her.” The fact that the posthumous
honor is taking place outside P.S. 204 is fitting, according to Scissura. “P.S. 204 was a big part of her life,” he said.
The school named its auditorium after DiMango in a ceremony that took place two months before she died.
The late Mafalda DiMango (right) is pictured with her husband Anthony and their two daughters, Joanne DiMango-Orr (left) and Hon. Patricia DiMango at a family event a few years ago. Photo courtesy of the DiMango Family
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BRIEFS Brooklyn pol supports bill to Keep SHSAT, Gounardes ban sale of puppy mill dogs tells parents at town hall in New York pet shops BY PAULA KATINAS
BY JAIME DEJESUS
southern Brooklyn pol joined a pair of other elected officials — and actress Edie Falco — at an April 29 press conference at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in Manhattan to announce legislation that would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in New York pet shops. Councilmember Justin Photo courtesy of Councilmember Justin Brannan Brannan joined state Sen. Mike Gianaris, Assembly- Councilmember Justin Brannan, state Sen. Mike member Linda Rosenthal Gianaris, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and Falco in pushing for a and actress Edie Falco. bill which would prohibit the sale of the puppy mill “Meanwhile, our animal sale of commercially bred pooches, as well as cats and shelters are overcrowded cats and dogs in pet stores. rabbits, across the state with beautiful pets looking It’s time for New York to while continuing to offer for a permanent home. And catch up,” Brannan said. the shops space for shelters there is simply no love, “This law would be one small and rescues up for adoption. loyalty or gratefulness as step for man but one giant “The commercial puppy unconditional as that of a leap for our four-legged industry treats dogs like ma- rescue pet.” friends.” chines and keeps them capNew York wouldn’t be the “New York State has a chance to break that cycle tive in cruel conditions, just first to pass such a law. “California and Maryland of cruelty, and the time to so they can keep churning out puppies,” Brannan said. have already banned the act is now,” Falco said.
he city should expand its definition of diversity when it comes to the elite high schools that are now at the center of an affirmative action struggle, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes told an audience of parents at an education town hall in Bay Ridge. Gounardes opposes a de Blasio administration proposal to eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test, the entrance exam used as the sole admissions criteria for schools such as Brooklyn Technical High School. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are pushing to change the admissions criteria at elite high schools to bring more diversity to
the student body, particularly black and Latino youngsters. But Gounardes said the city should “widen the definition of diversity” to include Asian students, many of whom do well on the SHSAT and gain admission to the top schools. “We have a very diverse student body here in District 20,” Gounardes said at the town hall, which took place at McKinley Intermediate School on May 2. Gounardes, a Democrat, represents Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and several other neighborhoods in Southwest Brooklyn. His district includes a large population of Asian-Americans. Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus, who also spoke at the town hall, said she has discussed the lack of diversity at the city’s specialized high schools
Could two-way toll on Verrazzano be used to reduce tolls for all drivers? BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
wo-way tolls on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge could have another benefit. Days after a group of federal officials representing Brooklyn and Staten Island held a press conference to announce that they were pursuing legislation that would restore toll collection in both directions on the bridge, Republican Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who represents portions of Staten Island and Brooklyn, has weighed in with a suggestion, that the revenue that is expected to be derived from
the switch — with drivers no longer able to make an end-run around paying tolls by using other crossings to get onto Staten Island — be earmarked for toll reduction. Under the current tolling system, motorists drive from Staten Island to Brooklyn for free, while drivers headed the other way pay a one-way toll of $19. Under a two-way toll, non E-ZPass motorists would pay $9.50 each way. The new two-way tolling legislation would bring back the two-way tolls 33-years after the federal government instituted a one-way system on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. It was first introduced at a press conference held by U.S Reps. Max Rose, Nydia
Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler, all Democrats, along with MTA Chair and CEO Patrick Foye. They explained that the MTA had recently conducted a study proving two-way tolling would bring $10 to $15 million in additional revenue to make improvements to the bridge, which Malliotakis says should already be funded by the existing Verrazzano Bridge toll revenue of nearly $500 million a year. “I’m generally supportive of two-way tolling but I would like to see the study made public and I’d like to see the extra revenue it creates to go toward lowering the bridge toll for my constituents,” said Malliotakis.
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with de Blasio. However, Frontus, who has a doctorate and came to politics from the world of academia, said she is hesitant to scrap the SHSAT. But the lack of diversity is a major issue, according to Frontus, a Democrat whose district includes Coney Island and parts of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. “I agree with the diagnosis that there is a problem but I disagree with the solution,” she said. Still, Frontus said she isn’t all that wild about the SHSAT. “This idea that the test is perfect, that it was handed down by God, we’re lying to ourselves if we believe that,” she said. Eliminating the SHSAT would require state legislation, which was perhaps why parents asked Gounardes and Frontus for their views on the subject.
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Protesters marched through the streets of Sunset Park to call for safeguards to be established at all construction sites.
MARCHERS DEMAND CITY DO MORE TO ENSURE SAFE CONSTRUCTION SITES BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
Hundreds of protesters marched late last month in Sunset Park in memory of an immigrant construction worker who was killed on the job and to demand that the city take action to safeguard work sites. The marchers, organized by the grassroots organization Workers Justice Project, walked past Seventh Avenue and 39th Street, the site where Luis Almonte was killed after a 30-foot-high wall collapsed on him in September. The march, which took place on April 28, coincided with Workers’ Memorial Day, a day that pays tribute to employees killed on the job. Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, a Democrat who represents
Sunset Park and Red Hook, joined the marchers. Almonte, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, was one of the six workers in New York City who died on the job over the past seven months, according to the Workers Justice Project. “We cannot let these employers own our lives,” said construction worker Luis Albendano, a WJP member. The marchers observed a moment of silence at the site of Almonte’s deadly accident. Construction sites are getting more and more dangerous, according to WJP Executive Director Ligia Guallpa. “The construction industry is a problem. It’s one of the deadliest industries. And these deaths are preventable,” she told this newspaper.
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Police seek knifepoint robber who struck in Sunset subway station BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
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Drunk driver arrested for Sunset Park hit-and-run BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKYLNREPORTER.COM
n alleged drunk driver was arrested Sunday for striking a pedestrian and fleeing the scene, cops said. According to authorities, at around 9:25 a.m. on May 5, a 63-year-old man was struck at the corner of 54th Street
and Third Avenue. Witnesses say the man was struck by 38-year-old Mohamed Samb, who was driving a 2006 Ford truck at the center median of the sidewalk on the southwest corner of Third Avenue. Samb, who cops say smelled of alcohol and whose eyes were bloodshot, allegedly left the scene but was later
found near 64th Street and Second Avenue. Cops determined that Samb, who blew a .08 percent on a breathalyzer, was intoxicated. He was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where he is said to be in stable condition.
olice are seeking a teen they say robbed another teenager at knifepoint inside a subway in Sunset Park. According to the NYPD, on May 5 at around 12 p.m., the robber approached a 16-year-old who was waiting for the northbound R train at the 25th Street station and brandishing a knife, demanded the victim’s wallet, which he handed over. Later, cops say, around $90 worth of unauthorized charges were made on the victim’s credit card. Cops describe the suspect as a black male with dreadlocks, 16-18 years-old. He was last seen wearing a black and yellow tracksuit and white sneakers, and carrying a black backpack. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
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A surveillance image of the suspect. Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers. com, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
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68 TH PRECINCT
62 ND PRECINCT
The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.
The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.
MAN STABBED: Cops say that a 28-year-old man was stabbed in the chest at around 3:40 a.m. on May 1 near 68th Street and Fourth Avenue by an acquaintance, who fled eastbound on Senator Street in a Gray Saturn. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.
DIRT BAG ATTEMPTS DIRT BIKE ROBBERY: A 31-year-old woman was on her way to work at around 9:30 a.m. on May 2 when she was attacked and almost robbed near 18th Avenue and 67th Street by a man on a black dirt bike who approached her on the sidewalk from behind. The perp attempted to grab the victim’s pocketbook, at which point she fell to the ground, still holding her purse. The crook fled westbound on 67th Street. The victim was treated for her injuries at Maimonides Medical Center. No arrests have been made.
CAR BREAK-IN: A car parked on Senator Street between Third and Fourth avenues was broken into on May 3 by an unknown crook who stole $2,600 worth of tools and electronics from the vehicle. According to the police, the car’s owner, a 30-year-old man, parked it at around 9:40 a.m. When he returned, the front driver’s side door was open. No arrests have been made. KNIFEPOINT ROBBERY: According to the police, a crook made off with $60 from the cash register of a grocery store on Fifth Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets after he threatened the clerk with a knife on May 2 at around 10:18 p.m. According to reports, before he took off with the cash, the robber grabbed a cup of hot coffee and threw it in the clerk’s face. No arrests have been made. HAMMER TIME: Several jackhammers were among the tools stolen from a store on 80th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues on April 30, according to the police. The unknown robber, whom cops said was male, broke into the business at around 9 p.m. and also tried to drill through a locked tool box. No arrests have been made.
CROOK BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a car parked near West Sixth Street and Kings Highway. Cops say that at around 3:45 p.m. on April 30, the car’s owner, a 22-year-old woman, was inside the vehicle when the suspect allegedly climbed in, leaned over to grab the keys and steering wheel, and said, “Give me your car. I want your car.” The woman began to scream and cry, and the would-be robber took off. The suspect was later apprehended. NO RESPECT FOR AGE: An 85-year-old man was attacked by a 25-year-old woman inside an
apartment at 19th Avenue and 64th Street on May 3 at around 8:30 p.m. According to reports, the victim says the woman punched him in the face when he tried to stop her from trashing his tenant’s abode. The victim’s left eye was injured and he was taken to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment. No arrests have been made. BROTHER VS. BROTHER: An argument turned violent, cops say, when a 56-year-old man swung a knife at his 55-year-old brother inside an apartment at 20th Avenue and 65th Street on April 29 at around 10:20 a.m. Cops say the victim told them that he had problems with his brother, who had come to his home to visit their mother. They were arguing when the older brother took out a small army knife and swung it towards his sibling, cutting him in the right arm before running off. No arrests have yet been made. FAST FOOD, FAST THEFT: A purse containing around $1,300 that was left on a chair inside a fast-food restaurant near 86th Street and 24th Avenue was stolen on May 4 at around 1 p.m., cops say. According to reports, the victim, a 29-year-old woman, realized after she left the eatery that she had forgotten her pocketbook and rushed back, but it was gone. According to the police, the culprit is a woman. No arrests have been made.
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City also eyeing Bay Ridge for site of youth center BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
new elementary/ m id d le s c ho ol specializing in arts education will be built in District 20, officials revealed at a town hall sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Gounardes on Thursday. District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino told parents at the town hall that the new school will be located on 59th Street between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park and will serve as a school for the arts “rivaling Mark Twain,” a reference to the famed Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented in Coney Island in District 21. There is no word on when the new school will open. Costantino’s comment came in response to a question from the audience about the possibility of building a specialized high school somewhere in Southern Brooklyn. Gounardes noted that there are only 10 specialized high schools in the
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State Sen. Andrew Gounardes and District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino talked educational issues at the town hall. entire city. The elite schools include Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene. Southern Brooklyn would be a good spot for an elite high school, according to Gounardes, who said one-quarter of the students currently enrolled in the city’s specialized high schools hail from middle
schools in District 20. The district includes 39 elementary and middle schools in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, as well as parts of Bensonhurst, Sunset Park, Borough Park and Flatbush. Gounardes said that while it would be great to get a new high school in
Southern Brooklyn, District 20 is really in need of a new middle school. “Our highest priority, in terms of overcrowding, is our middle schools,” he said. The problem with constructing any new school in the Southern Brooklyn, according to Gounardes, is that the area has
little vacant land on which to build. “There is no new development,” he said. Costantino asked parents in the audience to help the district by being on the lookout for any possible sites for new schools. “Call my office,” she said, adding that she would convey the information to the Department of Education’s real estate office, which would check out the sites. The town hall, which took place at McKinley Intermediate School on Fort Hamilton Parkway, was billed as an event for parents to learn about education and street safety issues. Gounardes, a Democrat who represents Bay Ridge and several other Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, invited police, fire, transportation and health officials to the forum. Educ ationa l topics dominated the evening’s conversation. It was learned at the town hall that an arts school might not be the only new youth-oriented facility coming to the area. Jonathan Yedin, a top aide to Democratic
Councilmember Justin Brannan, revealed that the lawmaker is working with the city to scout for a possible site for a youth/community center in Bay Ridge. One possible site is the former Chase Bank on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 86th Street. The now-empty space is located on the first floor of a building that also houses a municipal garage. The storefront next door is also empty. It formerly housed a greeting card store. “This is all very preliminary,” Yedin said, adding that the city isn’t close to making plans for the site. Another possible site, the former Community Board 10 office on the corner of Gatling Place and 86th Street, is problematic, Yedin said, because it’s located next to a Gowanus Expressway exit. Brannan is serious about finding a location, Yedin said. “It’s definitely on our radar,” he said. Gounardes said he fully supports the effort. “There is a need for a youth center in Southern Brooklyn,” he said.
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FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY WALK The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons. When: Thursday, February 7th, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Various Locations
CURATOR TALK: FRIDA KAHLO Discover the intersections of dress, disability, and politics within Frida Kahlo’s artistic practice through presentations by Circe Henestrosa, curator of Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the V&A London, and Gannit Ankori, Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. Then, Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, joins Henestrosa and Ankori for a conversation about the organizing of our special exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. When: Saturday, February 9th, 2 – 4 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
TANGIBLE A solo exhibition of Min Liu’s animations and installations. Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg, Tangible examines the format of animation/ moving image by exploring the relationship between its digital representation and analog and physical experience. Blurring the boundary between the visible and the tangible, Min Liu offers her unique styles and fresh perspectives on what animation is, and could be. When: Daily through February 28th, Mon-Fri – 9 a.m. – 10
BRIC BIENNIAL: VOLUME III, SOUTH BROOKLYN EDITION This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge, highlighting the significance of Brooklyn as a place where artists create work and develop their careers. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th, Tue-Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat – Sun :11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
ROUGH EDGES: ELISE SIEGEL A solo show of ceramic sculpture by Elise Siegel. In this exhibition, a large gathering of Siegel’s idiosyncratic and psychologically expressive portrait busts inhabit the gallery. Although each bust is a distinct individual, they are not portraits of specific persons. Rather, they are embodiments of familiar emotional states — fleeting moments of inner conflict, disquiet, ambivalence and unease. As such, they exude an uncanny sense of vulnerability and project an interiority that creates a psychological tension. When: Thursdays-Sundays through February 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
ALITA BATTLE ANGEL: PASSPORT TO IRON CITY Guests explore the movie’s Iron City, which has been recreated down to the last detail by the film’s production designers, where they interact with the City’s gritty residents, earn credits by completing puzzles and
challenges, experiment with custom technology built for the retro-future Alita aesthetic, and uncover hidden clues to determine their fate with the city’s controlling force. Passport to Iron City fully immerses travelers into the world of Alita’s touching cyberpunk story, and is unlike anything else. When: Daily through February 13th, see http:// alitaexperience.com for schedule Where: Williamsburg/470 Driggs Avenue
JULIAN DASHPER: THE FUTURE
MINUS SPACE is presents the solo exhibition Julian Dashper: The Future. This is the late artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and commemorates ten years of his passing. The exhibition will highlight select art works produced during the 1990s and early 2000s. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through February 16th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)
Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. When: Through February 17th Where: Gowanus/MF Gallery (213 Bond Street)
ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: CHERYL MOLNAR SOLO
The artist’s process begins with documentation: Molnar photographs locations newly traveled and wellknown and loved. These photographs are digitally stitched together, combining landscapes with structures from various “memories.” This is the way we experience memories: we confuse the place and time, the structures bleed together, places patched together in our minds the way Molnar
collages photographs, like concretized memories. These are the improbable landscapes of our memory, given physical shape. On view for “The Architecture of Memory” will be recent collaged paintings on panel as well as small-scale editioned work that reveal much of the early stages of her process, much like “sketches” but done through photographs and digital manipulation. When: By appointment only through February 22nd Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street)
BONNIE COLLURA: PRINCE Bonnie Collura’s sculptural installation Prince critiques our culture’s pattern of repeating iconic characters, gestures, and polarizing traits to create heroes. In her ongoing project, Collura interprets the Prince figure as an amalgamation of four archetypal male characters from history, religion, and popular culture: Jesus, St. Sebastian, C-3PO (the droid from Star Wars), and Abraham Lincoln. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through February 24th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)
ONLY THE BEST Part of this season’s exploration of thematic approaches to collecting, Only The Best highlights new or unexhibited pieces by gallery artists, and takes its name from the wonderful Baron Von Fancy piece that both announces and critiques the exhibition. There are certain qualities particular to photography, and each of these artists is addressing one if not more. Fred Cray uses the photographic materials to confound and to repeat elements. This piece is literally collaged, with a cutout moon placed adjacent
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Come to Williamsburg for Alita Battle Angel: Passport to Iron City through February 13th. to the original print. Both hover over a silhouetted dog, David Brandon Geeting continues his still lifes that look like collages, but aren’t. S.B. Walker’s contribution is a landscape that persists in appearing like something else. These are qualities that make photography particularly enticing, appealing, and different from other art. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through February 28th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden Inc (91 Water Street)
FRESH MASTERS: THE URBANGLASS MFA EXHIBITION Curated by Ben Wright, with jurors Graciela Cassel and Graham Caldwell. Featuring work by: Evan Burnette, Anna Parisi, James Ronner, Kristine Rumman, and Heather Sutherland. When: Daily through March 9th, Saturday hours: 11 a.m. – 7:30p.m. Sunday hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Urban Glass (647 Fulton Street)
HEARTS AND STEMS A solo show of sculpture by John Monti. In this exhibition Monti brings the entire gallery space into play
with a profuse installation of wall-mounted sculptures of hearts and flowers When: Tuesdays-Thursdays through March 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
EVERY 16 HOURS A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Every 16 Hours, an exhibition by artist Kadie Salfi. Salfi will be showing a new body of work including paintings that put American gun culture in the crosshairs. This is Salfi’s first solo exhibition in New York City. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
ON PLANE VIEW Showcasing the photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. Doug Fogelson’s ‘Forms and Records’, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their representation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes
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seven unique silver gelatin photograms and 6 color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)
A SOUND OF LIGHT, APPEARING AT THE BEND
In this all-encompassing maze-like installation by Barbara Campisi, LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent ‘walls,’ confounding any sense of orientation. The viewers, as they walk inside the piece, complete it through their process of discovery. During
performances, dancers wearing lights move through and activate the light-based artwork, creating moving lines of light. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 16th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place)
UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS
New York’s transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates
the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. When: Tuesdays – Sundays through March 17th, TuesdayFriday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St)
WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS What does it mean to be in love? For eight years, in images, writing and life, plain and simple, we have tried to tease out the answer. Love is a cliche, an idea so easy to imagine but impossible to grasp. Like an overripe fruit, it collapses with a bit of pressure into cloying sweetness and the faint sense of something lost. At its most basic, falling in love means cleaving away something of yourself and becoming something else. It’s painful and hard, but also carries the potential for profound transformation. When We Were Strangers is the first part of a lifelong project deconstructing love through the prism of our relationship. This first chapter is a love poem of sorts, one that charts what happens when two people attempt to become something more and less
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than that, when we are more unknown stranger to each other than anything else. But love is an ouroboros that eats the past that came before it. Who was I before you? We are interested in the frayed edges, the messy intersections, the elements of ourselves lost and new facets gained in the process, and the limits to all of that. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 22nd, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street)
ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD The paintings are part of an unfolding and evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, grief, and the middle passage within a spatial domain. Enrico Riley challenges viewers to decipher and contextualize his work’s fractured narratives. For many Americans, exposure to the plethora of recent media examples of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has blurred the boundaries between the historical record with which our country is so familiar and the problems still facing contemporary culture today. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Avenue)
THE OLD STONE HOUSE: WITNESS TO WAR A self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world. When: Saturdays & Sundays through August, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Made in N.Y. Media Center presents Tangible, an exhibition of artist Min Liu through February 28th. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)
BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM
This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement–ordinary residents, black and white–who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn’s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
THE SWINDLER OF BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: THE FAMILY HISTORY OF THE GREATEST CON MAN OF THE GILDED AGE There is a bad apple on the family tree of writer and historian Geoffrey C. Ward: his great-grandfather was Ferdinand Ward, whose meteoric rise to become “The Young Napoleon of Wall Street” and sudden,
shocking fall he chronicles in his book A Disposition to be Rich. Join Ward as he shares his nefarious ancestor’s story from his small-town boyhood, to his brief heyday in Brooklyn’s most exclusive neighborhood, to the crash that ruined U.S. Grant, took down Wall Street, and made him “the most hated man in America.” When: Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
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Expect poems and stories of bizarre attachments and odd infatuations from awesome local writers Amy Lawless, Bob Raymonda, Molly Tolsky, and Joseph Capehart. There’ll be interactive activities (think: crowdsourcing absurd love notes), hosted by the actual mostest duo: Chelsea Fonden & Janelle Greco. Writers and non-writers alike are welcome to help celebrate Strange Love. When: Thursday, February 7th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Bedford-Stuyvesant/ Pelican Bar (382 Marcus Garvey Blvd)
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of the resistance. It will feature Julie Buntin, Marlena Onnesha Roychoudhuri, The Marginalized Majority; Sarina Prabasi, The Coffeehouse Resistance. Come see the terrific slate of readers perform, and offer them your questions, comments, and reactions. Be part of the heart of a march in the body of a reading series–a whole new helping of overtly political discourse When: Thursday, February 7th, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street)
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WINTER TREE ID For this program, you will explore Prospect Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter. When: Sunday, February 10th, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: Audobon Center/ Prospect Park
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StuyDYED’s Nadia Pinder working with one of Brooklyn’s craft beer breweries, Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus. You’ll learn about the craft of tie dye and experience well-made craft beer during this afternoon session. Make something beautiful for your Valentine OR something lovely for yourself. Love (and tie dye) know no bounds. When: Sunday, February 10th, 2 – 4 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Strong Rope Brewery (574 President Street)
CHALLENGE YOUR NOTICE OF PROPERTY VALUE Challenge the assessed value of your property with Councilman Chaim Deutsch at a forum with the New York City Department of Finance and the Tax Commission. Learn how to dispute your assessed value, change your property’s description, and file for exemptions: When: Monday, February 11th, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Marine Park/James Madison High School Library (3787 Bedford Avenue)
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Damascus Bakeries has a dessert that’s made for Mother’s Day! Nutella Fluff Hearts are not only delicious, but a wonderful way to express your love for Mom on her special day. Just take 1 Brooklyn Bred Original or Traditional Pizza Crust, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 cup Nutella, 2 cups mini marshmallows, ½ cup chocolate sauce and ½ cup pomegranate arils. It’s that easy and the heartshaped Brooklyn Bred dessert is a sight to behold. Thanks to Damascus Bakeries, you have the recipe for something truly special for that special someone who deserves it. Go to the website for the full recipe! www.brooklynbred.com
Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe will be busy this week because owner and baker Mario Giura is preparing some of the finest cakes and pastries for Mother’s Day and every day. Nothing says love like a freshly baked cake and Mario has a lot to choose from. Established in 1918, Savarese is a genuine treasure in the neighborhood featuring the finest traditional Italian bakery products. Besides a cake for Mother’s Day, Savarese also has some incredible homemade sfogliatelle, cannoli and gelato using only the finest ingredients. So stop by and see what owner Mario Giura has baking in his oven! www.savaresepastry.com
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Jasim #1 GYROS of Park Slope is not just another deli. There’s a deli on almost every corner but Jasim is so much more. It is the #1 gyro place in the neighborhood and its recipes are authentic with that homemade taste. Everything is cooked daily and throughout the day. All of the food at Jasim’s is made from scratch and prepared on the premises. Its seasoning is unique and the food tastes awesome! Not only are Jasim’s Gyros #1, but customers love Jasim’s #1 Chicken over Rice, one of the most popular items on the menu. Check out Jasim’s Facebook and Instagram pages!
If you’re looking for a very special salad that mom will enjoy on Mother’s Day, Chadwick’s has something perfect for her special day. The Duck Breast Salad is a lovely way to show mom how much you love her. She’ll savor the Espresso rubbed duck breast served with candied beer puree, patty pan squash and fried cipollini onions. There’s a reason why Chadwick’s is one of Brooklyn’s most sought-out restaurants — its mouthwatering menu and outstanding service are why people come from all over the borough to dine there. www.chadwicksbrooklyn.com
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Three Guys from Brooklyn has shared an incredible new recipe — Vegan and Gluten Free Cashew Cauliflower Alfredo. It’s a tasty and healthy new spin on a classic Italian favorite. And Three Guys has the freshest produce ingredients to include in the mouth-watering entrée. Just combine 1½ cups green peas, 1½ cups cashews, 10 ounces of pasta, diced onion, red pepper, garlic cloves, 4-5 cups cauliflower, vegetable broth, low-sodium soy sauce, plain almond milk and gluten free breadcrumbs, and you have the makings of one amazing dish perfect for Mother’s Day! The complete recipe is on the website. www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com
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VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE CASHEW CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 cup green peas • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes) • 10 ounces of pasta of your choice • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or coconut oil • 1/3 yellow onion, diced • Pinch of sea salt and pepper • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes • 2 cloves garlic. minced • 4-5 cups raw cauliflower • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast • 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari) • 1 cup plain almond milk (or any plain plant milk) • Gluten free breadcrumbs & red pepper flakes to top off
DIRECTIONS 1. Place frozen peas in a bowl and allow to defrost while you cook. 2. Add cashews to a bowl. Pour boiling water over them and soak for 10-15 minutes or until softened. 3. Boil the water for pasta then cook, according to it’s directions. 4. Add avocado oil to a large, shallow pan and heat on medium heat. Add in onion and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and the red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Next stir in the cauliflower and vegetable broth-cover. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 10 minutes. Not need to drain. Carefully transfer to a blender. 5. Add in nutritional yeast as well as the soy sauce & almond milk. Drain and rinse cashews. Add that to the blender too. Blend on high setting until smooth and creamy. Add additional seasoning to taste. 6. Transfer the sauce back to the shallow pan on the stove. Add in cooked pasta and the green peas. Toss everything together. Lastly, top with some breadcrumbs and/or extra red pepper flakes. 7. Serve and enjoy!
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Pet Adoption Corner Onyx the cat is exhausted from holiday fun!
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Onyx the cat is exhausted from holiday fun!
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Sean Casey Animal Rescue has shared be the only animal in the home. these photos of pets up for adoption with Helga is a two-year-old Domestic Short Onyx the cat is exhausted from holiday Photo Hbriz B us. hair.fun! Helga is a happy, adventurous girlbythat Sydney is a 10-year-old Shepherd mix. loves to play. She also loves getting attenSydney arrived as a stray but unfortunate- tion. ly nobody came to claim her. Sydney is the Sean Casey Animal Rescue (718-436-5163) sweetest gentle soul and would make a is located at 153 East Third St. great companion. Sydney would need to Photos courtesy of Sean Casey Animal Rescue
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Ten terrific spring strolls to take in B’klyn
There’s infinite variety in Brooklyn’s housing stock.
Welcome to Brooklyn, which has a thousand and one fine places to take spring strolls.
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A 3 bedroom, attached brick with many original details, such as parquet ﬂoors. Located on a quiet dead end block. 275 Dahlgreen has a large living room with plenty of space to entertain, the formal dining room exits onto a large, trek deck down to a spacious yard. Upgraded Eat in kitchen complete with granite counter tops, an island, and wood cabinets. The second ﬂoor features include 3 bedrooms. Newly remodeled, large full tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub and window. The full walk in basement has a separate front entrance and rear exit, 3 quarter bath, and includes additional living space perfect for out of town guests. Gas heat boiler. Home has many upgrades including new windows, new roof, trek deck. A 6 min walk to the subway or Express bus. Extremely close to all highways. Few blocks away from 86th St and a vast variety of restaurants, cafes, gourmet delis, and markets. Enjoy the best of Bay Ridge shopping. Enjoy all of the amenities Bay Ridge has to oﬀer while retreating to your own quiet, peaceful home. A great place to call home. Please call 347-210-5615 to set up appointment.
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It ain’t all brownstones. But it’s all beautiful. Brooklyn’s housing stock is blessed with infinite variety, which is of course a phrase borrowed from Shakespeare. Some stunning neighborhoods look wildly different from other equally fabulous spots. If Brooklyn is a mosaic, the tiles that comprise it are in highly contrasting colors. Spring’s the ideal season to get out and see these fascinating contrasts in the built environment. This time of year, the weather can vary wildly in the course of a single stroll, which adds to the visual intrigue. The scenery changes dramatically when fog suddenly rolls in, as it’s doing while I write this story. When blue skies return, it’s like walking through in a Technicolor movie. Here are 10 terrific spring strolls you can take.
HIGHLAND PARK AND CYPRESS HILLS
There’s a mini-neighborhood within Cypress Hills that’s full of must-see, stand-alone mansions with lawns. It is called Highland Park. Its key artery, Highland Boulevard, leads to a lovely recreation area that’s also called Highland Park. Inside its precincts you’ll find the picturesque Ridgewood Reservoir. The rest of Cypress Hills is pretty great, too. And you’ll want to drop by Cypress Hills Cemetery to pay your respects to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers superstar and civil rights advocate Jackie Robinson. His grave is there.
Gerritsen Beach’s waters are filled with boats. CARROLL GARDENS
You can become intensely immersed in brownstone architecture by strolling around the Carroll Gardens Historic District. This 160-plus-building area is populated by dignified, understated brownstones built mostly in the late 1860s through the early 1880s. A 19th-century surveyor named Richard Butts laid out the lots in this area with 33.5-foot-deep front yards. Wow. Be sure to stroll around the non-landmarked parts of Carroll Gardens, too. One must-see building is Gothic-style Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church. It was designed by Patrick Charles Keely, aka the Prince of American Catholic Architects.
This bungalow neighborhood looks like a vacation getaway spot. Many of Gerritsen Beach’s picturesque houses are on or near waterfront of some sort. You see boats everywhere. The neighborhood is located on a peninsula that’s bisected by Shell Bank Canal. Superstorm Sandy did grievous harm to Gerritsen Beach. Residents have fought back hard. Some have elevated their houses above the floodplain. Others had to tear down houses that were beyond repair and construct completely new ones.
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57 DRIGGS AVENUE | Brooklyn, NY 11222 LOT: 25' x 100' GROUND FLOOR Commercial: 25' x 100' 2ND FLOOR: 2 Apartments Total 1750 Square Ft. 25' x 70' 3RD FLOOR : 2 Apartments Total 1750 Square Ft. 25' x 70' HIGH CEILING BASEMENT 25' x 70' Total 1750 square feet. All apartments have separate heat & hot water. Tenants pay all expenses for utilities. Taxes $16,800. Water Utility $1,000 per year. Hallway Utility $700 per year. Insurance $2,500 per year (umbrella). Maintainance Service $2,400 per year. Total Income — $21,600 per month — $259,200 per year. Bank Appraisal from 2017 — $4,650,000 Entire Building is fully renovated. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY! Please send all offers to Mr. Gino. Please text offer or request to see property. Include your contact information to: 917-578-2225. *You are encouraged to inquire about 55 Driggs Avenue as a package transaction. DELI FOR SALE: 55 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn NY 11222 LIQUOR-BEER-WINE LICENSES INCLUDED LOTTO-EBT ALSO INCLUDED Ask Gino 917-578-2225 for separate specifics about 55Driggs Avenue. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY
The Catskills are calling! Here is the perfect property to escape to from Brooklyn, bring all your friends and relax in the peace and quiet of this home and surrounding property. Plenty of spots for a ﬁre pit, especially next to the Pond. Main house has 5 large bedrooms + sleeping loft. Two full & 1/2 baths, remodeled kit. dining, laundry/half bath/sauna. Family room w/cathedral ceiling, stone ﬁreplace, sliding doors to a large wrap round deck & enclosed porch. Several sliding doors to deck and large grape arbors. Lovely guest cottage with eat in kit., living room w/stone ﬁreplace, bedroom, bath w/shower & sleeping loft, totally private from main house, rent on AirBnb for additional income. There is more; oversized three car garage, plenty of storage, large attic room and an oﬃce for working from home. This building has its own septic, water & heat. Wonderful property for the person who works from home. Barn and established veg. garden, fruit tress, woods, pond, lawn. This 49.80 acres borders State land, walking distance of state hiking trails, near three ski mountains, golf & more. Perfect for private retreat, large family, bed & breakfast, weddings, walk to well known West Kill Brewery. Call Mary F. Donovan, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker PH: 518-734-3300 (WORK) 518-312-5548 (CELL) EMAIL: Maryfdonovan@earthlink.net WEB: gallagherandcompany.com
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Long live the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
Ten terrific spring strolls to take in Brooklyn It’s important to enjoy Red Hook in the good times. After Superstorm Sandy, things were bad. I will always remember the nuns who run Visitation Residence. They worked and worked to put a flooded, damaged Red Hook group home for developmentally disabled adults back in order. For five months, the residents had to live in temporary quarters in another neighborhood.
Ditmas Park West is a lovely micro-neighborhood in Victorian Flatbush. — Continued from page 10INB —
Montrose Morris is a god. If you love late 19th-century Brooklyn architecture, you’ll know what I mean. A stroll through Bedford-Stuyvesant will offer you an eyeful of his designs, including an apartment building that looks like a French Renaissance chateau. You can find these by walking along Nostrand Avenue from one end of the neighborhood to the other. At brooklyneagle.com you can find my story about what other 19th-century architects also designed buildings on this avenue. Then swing around onto Marcy Avenue and stroll there, too. There’s an eye-catching Morris design at 232 Hancock St. on the corner of Marcy Avenue.
I’ve got a weakness for shorelines and Key lime pie. Red Hook has both. There are a number of ways to organize a walk in Red Hook. One is to start at Pioneer Works, an art space where cool people hang out. Stroll down commercial corridor Van Brunt Street, sample the goods at Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and stand on Valentino Pier to see the Statue of Liberty and the setting sun. If you have time, you should also see the remnants of Todd Shipyard, which IKEA turned into a park.
The Promenade is located inside the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Landmarking law is supposed to protect it. That is all I’m going to say about the famous recreation area above the BQE. The Promenade either will or won’t be demolished, depending on what a blue-ribbon panel decides. So. Walk along the Promenade. Take in the iconic views of the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center. Then stroll around Brooklyn Heights’ streets. One great route involves walking down Willow Street — where Cher’s house in the film “Moonstruck” and the home where Truman Capote wrote “In Cold Blood” are located — and then Willow Place, which is an entirely different road.
Here’s the shorthand version of how to spend a great day in waterfront Greenpoint: Eat Polish food on Manhattan Avenue. Sit outdoors at a Franklin Street bar. Shop at Word Bookstore, also on Franklin Street. See the sunset at WNYC Transmitter Park. Last year, I devised a route that will enable you to take care of everything on this to-do list.You can find it on brooklyneagle.com.
Brooklyn has the largest concentration of Victorian woodframe houses in America. Strolling around Victorian Flatbush to see them is the next best thing to owning one of them. Over the years, I have devised walks that take you through numerous Victorian Flatbush micro-neighborhoods. One great one wends around Ditmas Park West. Silent-film star and movie-industry pioneer Mary Pickford was going to live there at 1320 Ditmas Ave. and work at a nearby studio called Vitagraph. At the last minute, so the story goes, Pickford decided not to sign a contract with Vitagraph. She didn’t move into the neighborhood.
Bait shops, boats and swans a-swimming. If you walk down Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, this is what you’ll see. The inland streets of Sheepshead Bay are intriguing, too.
Highland Boulevard runs through Highland Park, which is a miniINBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan neighborhood within Cypress Hills
Clinton Hill is a mecca for mansions — landmarked 19th-century mansions with distinctive designs. Walk the full length of Washington Avenue in this neighborhood and you’ll get an eyeful of them. Turn onto Clinton Avenue for more. Back in the day, Clinton Avenue was called the Gold Coast.
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Riders cycle through rain during 42nd annual Five Boro Bike Tour BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
iding in the rain! Despite rough weather throughout the day, thousands of cyclists rode on during the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The 42nd annual event, held this year on May 5, once again offered riders 40 miles of car-free New York City streets across the five boroughs. Ken Podziba, president and CEO of Bike New York, discussed the bad weather and how attendees rallied to have a good time. “It rained the entire time,” Podziba said. “It’s really unfortunate, but the riders who rode all seemed to have a great experience and a really good time. I was cheering people on and they seemed to be happy and feeling like they earned
as possible. “The good news is our volunteers showed up,” he said. “These are people not getting paid. It says a lot about who they are as people. So many of them love this annual event and they feel it’s a part
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Frank Tylor, from the Bronx, was biking over the Verrazzano when his bike pedal broke. He walked with his bike for the rest of the tour.
their medal at the end of the race.” The race started at Church and Franklin Streets in Lower Manhattan. The route traveled north through Midtown and Central Park, part of the South Bronx, and skirted the East River on the FDR Drive. After crossing the Queensboro Bridge, the tour looped through Astoria, entered
Brooklyn on the Pulaski Bridge and continued south. Near Downtown Brookly n, riders entered the Gowanus Expressway, which led to the Verrazzano Bridge and a festival at the finish line in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, after which cyclists rode to the Staten Island Ferry. Although some of the 32,000 registered riders didn’t show up, Podziba said, volunteers stepped up to make the event as seamless
of them. W hen I think of this event and the ownership, I think it’s owned by the community of New York City. But these
volunteers have a stake in it also. They are married to it. That’s why so many of them came out and worked all day long in the rain.” The tour is the largest in the United States and second largest in the world. “We had one third [of registered] riders not show up,” Podziba said. “That was disappointing, but you can also look at it as two thirds did show up.” The ride also serves as a charity, which only adds to the success of each year’s event. “We are a nonprofit and we provide free bike education,” Podziba explained. “All of the proceeds go back to the community. Last year we provided bike education to 29,000 New Yorkers. Almost every single person who rode in the tour was contributing to one of our students.” Podziba finds that the Five Boro Bike Tour’s diversity is what makes it special. “What I like most about our ride is, I believe it’s the most inclusive ride in the world,” he said. “Most rides have just middle-aged men. This one has a lot of women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, people from 27 countries throughout the world. Itreally feels like a microcosm of the world and that’s what it should be in New York City.”
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ep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas (Houston area) was in Bay Ridge this past Saturday to headline a fundraiser at Delia’s on Third Avenue for Congressional candidate Nicole Malliotakis. The event was a sell-out with an overflowing crowd to support Nicole and meet the famous congressmember and highly decorated war hero. Crenshaw made a point in his remarks of stating that Nicole was the first Congressional candidate on whose behalf he has made an appearance. Crenshaw could not have been more welcoming. He literally posed for dozens of photos, chatting it up with anyone who approached him. He is soft-spoken, but with the edge of a public official who has seen a great deal, been through a great deal, and has a clear view of what is necessary to move our nation forward. He expressed this view
in his off-the-cuff remarks that covered a number of points about our nation’s history, its role in the world, the responsibility of its citizens and the failures of the left-wing members of the Democratic Congressional Caucus. In his remarks. Crenshaw stressed his conservative views. The crowd went wild time after time as he made his remarks. Not surprisingly, the gathering in Brooklyn contained many veterans who wanted to meet Crenshaw, a former Navy Seal who was severely injured as the result of an IED blast in Afghanistan. Nicole, in thanking Crenshaw, reminded the crowd that with her election and the election of a handful of additional Republicans to Congress, the House would flip, with Nancy Pelosi being replaced by a Republican speaker and Crenshaw playing a greater role. That received a big cheer.
The Brooklyn event in support of Nicole was attended by many of the senior Republican and Conservative leaders in the district and city. They included Brooklyn and Staten Island GOP Chairpeople Teddy Ghorra and Brendan Lantry; Brooklyn Conservative Chairperson Fran Vella-Marrone, who was accompanied by several party officers including Ross Brady and David Ryan, himself a highly decorated Iraqi war veteran; Manhattan GOP Chairperson and New York City Regional Vice Chairperson Andrea Catsimatidis; former GOP Chairperson Craig Eaton; and Julie Killian, last year’s GOP/ Conservative candidate for lieutenant governor. Former state Sen. Marty Golden was also present and spoke in support of his friend Nicole. I attended and acted as emcee in my capacity of Conservative Party state chairperson.
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Nicole, in thanking Crenshaw, reminded the crowd that with her election and the election of a handful of additional Republicans to Congress, the House would flip, with Nancy Pelosi being replaced by a Republican speaker and Crenshaw playing a greater role. Later that evening on Staten Island, Nicole hosted a veterans town hall with Dan Crenshaw that was also a major success. *** The New York State Conservative Party has started a petition drive in opposition to efforts by the governor and New York State legislative Democrats to provide driver’s licenses
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his past Sunday, May 5, was a day full of heavy hearts in Brooklyn. The day brought news that Lew Fidler had died at the age of 62. Serving on the City Council from 2002 to 2013, he had recently worked in the borough president’s office. Heading the 41st Assembly District Democratic Club, he was a community leader who advocated for grassroots issues. Lew was the prime sponsor of the 2013 bill banning styrofoam food and beverage containers that went into effect last year after a fiveyear-long court challenge. Polystyrene clamshells and coffee cups had created an insidious litter and pollution problem, breaking into smaller pieces that would be found strewn about public spaces, and harming birds and fish.
Lew was behind restoring funding in the city budget for homeless youth shelter beds, particularly those providing refuge for LGBTQ kids. When about 3,800 city youth were finding themselves on the street each night — nearly half of them identifying as LGBTQ — he worked to help the most vulnerable among us. Lew’s wife and sons have lost a devoted husband and father. The city has lost a real mensch who devoted years to bettering our communities. Just hours after Brooklyn politicians were informing their constituents of Lew’s passing, many of those same officials gathered for a vigil on a corner in Bath Beach. Alongside street safety advocates and concerned neighbors, they had come to the location where three days earlier a three-year-old
boy had been killed in a crosswalk by a delivery van that had failed to yield. Emur Shavkator had been struck while riding his scooter across the street with his mother and threemonth-old sister. Though he may have pushed ahead of his mother, the result should never have been the death of a young boy who was within a crosswalk that affords pedestrians the right of way.
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to undocumented aliens. The petition can be found at cpnys.org and on the party’s Facebook site, Conservative Party of New York State. The party’s memo in opposition to the enabling legislation sponsored by state Sen. Luis Sepúlveda and Assembly member Marcos Crespo reads, “A New York State Driver’s License is a portal to a myriad of privileges; it is the basic standard for identification within New York State. Certain buildings entry requires an ID, certain travel requires an ID and of course driving requires a license. In order to obtain a NYS Driver’s License, you must produce: Proof of identity, such as valid license, birth certificate or passport, with your full first, middle (if applicable) and last name. This name, as it appears on your proof of identity, will
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approaching vehicles encountered the word “STOP” painted on the asphalt, followed by a stopline, and then the crosswalk. Three separate elements warned drivers of what they are required to do. The following day, with the street no longer closed to traffic and no crowd gathered, I returned to the intersection. Vehicle after vehicle rolled past the word “STOP,” over the stopline and into the crosswalk. All exercised due caution inching into Benson Avenue to look for other vehicle traffic, but not one of the dozen or so drivers I saw stopped before the crosswalk.
Making our streets safer requires a comprehensive approach, as no one solution will address the myriad problems. Using every tool to make drivers more aware of potential dangers to pedestrians and cyclists should be paramount. Pedestrian deaths rose slightly last year, but there have been 42 percent more in the first four months of 2019, compared to this time a year ago. The words “crisis” and “epidemic” are apropos when discussing the scourge of fatalities we are seeing on our streets. I joined street safety advocates at City Hall on Tuesday and held a sign for fouryear-old Luz Gonzalez who was killed by a hit-and-run
driver in Brooklyn last July. The group called on the City Council to pass the Vision Zero Design Standard, which would expedite implementation of life-saving safety improvements. Considering roadway safety upgrades when streets are repaved is common sense. At Sunday’s vigil, the most moving speech came from a family friend, Dilshod. As it was delivered in Uzbek, I understood none of the words, but I knew exactly what he said. Each time I cross a street with my three-yearold and four-year-old, Emur and Luz will now be at the forefront of my mind, as well as when I join with neighbors to push for much-needed safety improvements.
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Rose vs. Malliotakis battle looms as Verrazzano two-way toll debate intensifies
Toll battle revives human-friendly Verrazzano Lifeway across the Narrows
With Bay Ridge Councilmember Justin Brannan joining Staten Island-Brooklyn U.S. Rep. Max Rose and two other legislators to urge that the years-long one-way toll ($19 and sure to climb) on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge be dumped in favor of an equal ($9.50, as of this writing) two-way toll, the ensuing controversy might stir some unintended consequences. For instance, Transportation Alternatives may look to renew a long-simmering campaign that once showed great promise for bikers, walkers and wheelchair riders: the Verrazzano Lifeway. Adding fuel to the publicity fire is a simmering feud between Rose and RepublicanConservative Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who claims that transit bureaucrats will misuse the additional millions of dollars in tolls collected especially from interstate truckers who currently use the no-toll Staten Island entrance to do their business and then find a toll-free exit from the city later the same day. In truth, it’s more of a campaign issue than a feud because Malliotakis, who ran a notable but losing mayoral campaign against Mayor Bill de Blasio, has announced that she will oppose the one-term congressmember when
he seeks re-election in 2020. Rose defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan in 2016, most observers believe, because the army veteran was the beneficiary of a “blue wave” — a rash of anti-Trump resentment among voters in this district, which includes all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, including Bay Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst. Each candidate knows that the 2020 vote can hinge on whether or not U.S. President Donald Trump is under impeachment, or even still in office, about 16 months from now. Trump won the 11th Congressional District by 10 points, so Rose clearly had to gain the support of pro-Trumpers to defeat Donovan. His military background, which included service in Afghanistan for which he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, could have been a critical factor cutting into Trump’s total turnout here.
Transportation Alternatives should shift support back to much-needed Verrazzano Lifeway
Before it became obsessed with crisscross-
Transportation Alternatives members display Lifeway plans while collecting signatures at the Third Avenue Festival more than 20 years ago. Photo courtesy of Chuck Otey ing thousands of city streets with labyrinthine bike lanes, Transportation Alternatives — a powerful lobbying group coasting atop the burgeoning bike-riding explosion — was devoted to travel projects that would benefit all who take to the roads, as well as bike and foot paths. Logically, Transportation Alternatives should be using the two-way toll controversy as an opportunity to champion a cause that could healthfully impact many thousands of lives and provide an environment-sparing link between Brooklyn and Staten Island, where thousands also fled from Brooklyn when the bridge provided an easy means of escape some 55 years ago. Current Transportation Alternatives leaders should be reminded that the organization was a major proponent of the still-idling effort to install the Verrazzano Lifeway — a walking, peddling, wheelchair-rolling bridge straddling the Verrazzano. “Master Builder” Robert Moses had promised that a biking and walkway would be part of the bridge when it opened to great fanfare back in 1964. Engineers built the span with the “Lifeway”
U.S. Rep. Max Rose (at podium) was joined by several elected officials at a recent press conference, all of whom spoke out in favor of bringing back two-way tolls on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Photo courtesy of Rose’s office
in mind, so there’s only the cost and political will to deal with. Since then various authorities have collected billions in toll fees — also in contravention to Moses’ promise to make the bridge toll-free by 1984, when its construction bonds would be finally paid off. Various agencies skilled at milking the proceeds of such cash cows for other transit causes have steadfastly rejected every proposal to install the Verrazzano Lifeway. Thanks to the dormant, but not dead, Verrazzano Lifeway Committee — an effort ignited by the Merchants of Third Avenue, now led by avid cyclist Bob Howe — which joined with Transportation Alternatives, Bob Lutz, East Coast Greenway and others, thousands of residents signed petitions urging that public travel agencies fulfill Moses’ promise and open the bridge to enjoyment and utility by thousands who now can cross only in motorized, combustion-creating vehicles. Malliotakis, who defeated one of the state’s most respected legislators in Democrat Janele Hyer-Spencer to win her seat more than five years ago, is clearly a tough and youthful campaigner who would cut an impressive figure biking across the Verrazzano (perhaps as a congressmember) when the Lifeway finally opens to strictly human traffic.
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Once I (LPD a Navy amphibious an7001 George Broadhead was ry at the Bay Ridge 476 76th Street. 11, at 21), 7 sabers, p.m., at P.S./I.S. 30, Fourth Avediers with muskets, bayonets, the Symphonic Band ••• swords, color guards, led byISO founder and director, The Manor, Fort Hamilton High warm up to you, re-elected to a fifth term as transportsabers, dock shipcolor serving The the will be society nue. swords, led by founder and keynoter director, The occasion Fort Hamilton High drummers and ladies inguards, Civil Bay Ridge Maestro Brian for School Alumni Association I like to read, president of the Society of as flagship, reachmember and New York Supreme Court Itathis will beladies an opportunity for parents drummers and in eCivil Bay RidgeSeveral Maestro Brian School Alumni Association W r year’s - also r a Worsdale. members held itsState recent pre-show watch TV, York, surf the she will Last USS New Fleet Justice Arthur Schack will be from other schools to see interior of year, WesaFort r -Hamilton, eOld rthe aBrooklynites. Worsdale. Several members held its recent pre-show of the band are current and annual dinner atwho Chadwick’s net and most of the be greeted with a booming Broadhead was one of the Week flagship. talking about the history of the the district's newest school that was of the band are current and Restaurant, annual dinner 8822 at Chadwick’s former graduates of Fort Third time will even help grand marshals in cannon Scouts, Eagle built on salute. the former site ofdeputy the Bay former of Fort Boy Restaurant, 8822 Hamiltongraduates High School. Avenue. The prominent dinner was Third hostyou with these things. TheUnited 684-foot New Scouts, and sinceFarkouh, he Ridge Methodist Church Hamilton High School. Avenue. TheAlice dinner waswas host-a ••• ed by Dr. York, which has 24 tons I can also be hapattorney forFHHS Major (aka the Green Church). edformer byby Dr. Alice of Farkouh, Michael ••• Connors, the past principal Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow ebrooklyn media/Photos of steel recovered pily by myself for League Baseball, a few * * *from Ted General Michael Connors, the past principal of FHHS founding partner and and the current president Panela needs a loving home. the World Center terriflong periods, but I hits, runs and strikes. What anTrade absolute founding partner and and the current president president of the Connors of the Alumni Association. her bow stem, will street Councilmember am always availAlso the proic inturnout for the president of law the Chaim Connors of the Alumni Association. and Sullivan firm, is Farkouh is on return the salute. The Deutsch, The USS New York able for playGALAXY: time at a moment’s gram will be former co-naming ceremonies in JACKSON “My Cat notice. From Hell” TV proand Sullivan lawPete firm, is Farkouh is the new Kings County commotto of the naval warDeAngelis, crest. “My outstanding quality isSaturday thatFrom I am super melBrooklyn Borough Preshonor of the late, great JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat Hell” TV pro gram is seen on Animal Planet nights showing the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War ship is “Never Forget.” Marty Maher, Ray low, and a very low maintenance kitty. I am okay ident Marty Markowitz Tom Kane. The block that gram is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods mander of theyear, Catholic War Veterans. Last Connors All told, five U.S. Navy Aalbue and City discussing his new role County.However, Other honorees with cats, dogs children. would esKane grew up on 88th a calm behaviorist atsaved a cat’sfrom worst! His to unique methods work. Many catsand are a trip aIUSkill shelter. Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of dress. ships, three U.S. Coast Council Majority were the Dorie Miller Na- That pecially enjoy being the only cat in the house. as vice president of borstreet near Colonial Roadfor the work. Many cats biting are saved a trip a kill shelter Hissing, spitting, catsfrom make eyetocontact with received “Veteran of Laurie dress. Year” the Award from We along Guard tagged cutters, one milLeader vy Memorial Post 213 of the would beand my preference. ough promotion and enwas formally dedicated Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, trust and hope begin... the New Year”York Award from We tagged alongthat for the BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ State the grand procession itary sealift command Cumbo. American andmeticulousNavy “I am an easy cat to take, asLegion I am gagement for NYC and Tom Kane Way and was Photos by Ted General Jackson, and trust and hope begin... the New York State the procession that division of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeship,grand four U.S. Naval veteran Vincent Sampieri. ly clean. I am“Even looking for a we new home, a life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding HEY JUDE: though live together, we do division of the CWV. passed throughout The Kings County tery and bypatrol candlelit graves of Academy craftsthe and cemeThe Capital One Bank Second Vice President MiAmong the luminaries friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you like to come The event is open Gerard Sauer, the pastor of the new sign. HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, weold. do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years The Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of Chapter is holdfallen soldiers from both sides chael Spinner, two Royal Canadian vessels at 95th Street and Treasurer present were New York City eyes, and meet me? Look into my stunning yellow to the public. Reservations St. Mel's Church, a former asnotwill have toscratch be adopted together. Wefurniture. are nine years old We not or damage Hi, I am Chapter is hold-Sherman Silverman and soldiers from sides ing itshasannual offallen thebe conflict. As we trekked will participating inboth the Third Avenue Councilyour Majority Leader Lauand I’llacapture youror loving heart. This could be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. We will not scratch damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to ing its annual ofparade the conflict. As we trekked dinner dance on through the pathways, there of ships. closed. Secretary Ellen Haywood. rie Cumbo, Council Veterans start of aa sweet, new and friendship. I my am purrfect for you. Ito a full sit-down dinner. Contact Patrick's Church and a personal Raven, little girl who is half Siamese. I love be affectionate, play with toys; you would think dinner dance on through the pathways, there Thursday evewere uniformed re-enactors Sailors and Marines based Board members re-elected Karen Karbiener, George Broadhead and Committee Chair Chaim am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, with mythe toys; you would think Ibe was a kitten. I and will play give Deutsch, you all love and attention Thursday eveuniformed ning, June 2,Day at were Robert Daniels, Ralph Wilhelmena Kelly. --were soldiers standing guard, Fort Hamilton aboard the Fleet Weekre-enactors ships the Brooklyn Memorial Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 3165 or send him a check payable to the A host of dignitaries were on hand to join I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we ning, June 2, at -soldiers standing guard, Army Garrison Command* * * will be marching Brook- perParade.7:30 p.m., at the Perfetto, Ellen Haywood, was one of the recipients of musicians and in singers Society of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine AveKane's family, friends and associates on this you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers perlyn’s 152nd Day Other society officers Brooklyn Parks Com- the 2019 Patriotism Awards er Andrew Zieseniss and Polonaise Terrace, Wilhelmena Kelly, Anthoforming CivilMemorial War songs. *** to keep nue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. auspicious occasion. City Councilmember are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able us. I hope to join re-elected included First ny Ibelli, Parade inCivil Bay drew Ridge May Rickie James and missioner Marty Maher, a presented by the United Brooklyn Borough President Polonaise Terrace, forming Waron songs. 150 Greenpoint The event thousands Zani’s Furry Friends is aAdams. 501(c)3 non-profi * * * U.S. Coast Guard veteran, your Vinnie Gentile -- who ensured the full Counallergies and is of no longer able tobekeep us. I hope ttoorjoin loving family. You will not disappointed…Hello 27. Vice President Ted General, James Tillmon. Military Veterans Kings Eric 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs,
ganization to rescuing companion ani-I Former Science Assistant Principal and a cil the co-naming, in the proyour loving family. You will not disappointed…Hello there, I am committed Figaro a tuxedo cat,becuddly, loving boy. Avenue. of approved relatives,historians Civil War buffs, This year, the group amateur andwrote mals from New York City shelters where, unfortuBay Ridge Community Council Presigram, "A lifelong Ridge Tom's there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat,toys, cuddly, loving love to snuggle up, play with my act silly andboy. amI Thisbeyear, the past group amateur historians and resident, will honoring its genealogists, local Bay residents nately, they areup, atand signifi cant risk for euthanasia dent, Tom Greene was back at Denyse Wharf tremendous contributions and achievements love to snuggle play with my toys, act silly and am great with animals people. Please call our mommy, be honoring its genealogists, residents willNational Commander and hundreds local of out-ofdue to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping the and the adjoining small beach under the left an indelible mark on the community he great with animals and people. Please call our mommy Stephanie 732-864-5990.” National and hundreds of out-ofFredCommander Schwally, towners. According animals save, their rescue creates space at shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for loved so much." Stephaniethey 732-864-5990.” Fred Schwally, towners. According New York State to cemetery histhe shelter—thus giving cat old, or his group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Close friend Frankie Marra sang and JASPER, DARWIN, AND another VESTA –shelter three year New York State to cemetery Commander torian, authorhisdog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption Cleanup. This year, he was joined by 75 high played "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan. Kane JASPER, DARWIN, – three year old spayed, neutered with AND shots,VESTA affectionate cats need Commander torian, author J o h n the Principal of and attorney or rescue and thereby potentially saving yetThese anand grade school volunteers. big, fan!essence of life is 47 out of 50school said, “The in ao state-by-state asfrom office toneutered Three for Community orga-cats spayed, with shots, affectionate need new home dueI started to legal action against abytenant. JKeyes hand n the and the of our highest Jwas e fafattorney r eristotle ybig Dylan A.Principal Fantis parochial school political other life. Greene continues to Fantis press efforts tomuch estab* * * of volunteerism sessment rates,on places home. It’s loving nizingtoneighbors to clean up Marine Park new home due legalwhich action against aare tenant. wonderful, cats, are loved, white These with Keyespast and J e f f r etoyserve others and do good.” theSchermerhorn A. parochial school the Richman, Street incloser to The group’s mission is to would help you find the perfect Martin Luther King Jr. remindaccording to a 2018 report by easy to get caught up in the and Shore Road Park, and participated in a lish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at Among the marching groups in the recent wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two love to go to a good the past Richman, on Schermerhorn Street in National Downtown Brooklyn. 4,600 Civil furry companion forand your family and to help every divisiveness that separates ed us of this when he said that “life’s most the Corporation for National read-along with local Girl Scouts in Dyker the site. He is also currently a professor at 147th annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Pasome black or gray, two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as National 4,600 Civil Downtown Brooklyn. Chaplain, War vetAmong the attendees were animal they rescue find the forever home it deserves. urgent and persistent question is what are Heights. and Community Service, us and forget that at the end Kingsborough College. rade was the Society of Old Brookynites. The home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big War vetattendees were FChaplain, a t h e r twoAmong erans are past the FHHS Assistant The group’s foster home network allows itTroyens44@ to become you doing for others?”. the federal agency charged of the day, we are all still Imagine how powerful a statement we Maria Makrinos, the new president of the civic organization has been marching in evkittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back. Contact F a t h e r Principals erans are two pastDavid FHHS Assistant Anthony buried in Whitebook fully familiar with each of back. the available neighbors together In this spirit, and as the Day realization of a since with its overseeing Americould make if 10,000 neighbors pledge Troyens44@ tocats and Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Associaery Brooklyn Parade couch potato and very laid Contact yahoo.com. Anthony buried in Memorial Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. Both are living dogs and helps ensure the best possible match with campaign promise SeniorCorps. on the same and in the do three good deeds every week — our tion, stopped, bringing free doughnuts for blockyahoo.com. founding 1880. to inspire a new kind Corps and Tickets Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are are by making it inthe former presidents of Both the Bay adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends is a memsame community. collective action would equal 1.5 million of politics, I recently launched “Three for More than just volunteers. a poor all “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search are Ridge making it Civil the formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bay $75Tickets perthe person. largest ber thehome Mayor’s Alliance and a 11 New Hope Community,” a new volunteerism initiative showing, this statistic is also By continually challenging acts ofcall community kindness a year! * * * “Hi, I’m Tali, ato gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a of new my own. I’m years oldPartner but still $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Community Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a reflective of the widespread that translates the values of service into ourselves always to seek waysAnimal And what’s more important than the with the Care & Control of New York City. The Kings County Republican Party is of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but stil have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarourits daily direct action and forces us to reckon for issues bedeviling BY STATE Day SEN. Reception to improve our neighborhood tangible good we would do is the fact that There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Every Sunday at holding 2014 Lincoln and a lotyour of spunk left. up, I’mI strictly anI only indoor cat Ihave won’tquite scratch furniture promise. have Congressmember Michael the north, Pennsylvania. even surpassing Grimm trustee and scholarwill be the guest ANDREW Gettysburg, s hacting i p together ourselves the question of what are we doing lives. With our days crowded GOUNARDES — and by to for a we would be doing good. between How will you Petco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, East 86th Dinner on Sunday, June 22, from noon 3 I won’t scratch yourbeen furniture I promise. have back claws. I have livingup, with my momI only all these Grimm will be the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h i p speaker at the next meeting Also as part of the comget involved our community and from help 12:30for others in a real and tangible way. with ever-busier schedules purpose greater than ourselves and East 87th Streets in Manhattan p.m.,Club, at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. Among back claws. I there have been living withbaby my mom all but these years, but now is aintoddler. The is sweet, I speaker at the next meeting AlsoThree as for part of the comof St. Patrick’s Men’s on memoration there were us create a positive change for good? and increasing commitments, we often Community asks everyone — Westchester we can combat these forces and work toHope to see you soon. 5:30pm. the7:30 honored guests will be Counyears, there is afingers toddler. Thegrab babymy isLet sweet, but I am not but usednow to pinching that tail. I need of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on memoration there were Tuesday, June 7, at p.m., encampments of Union and and take the pledge with me at the time to engage with makethe to take a pledge to do three good deeds struggle to find our state communities whole again. ty Executive Rob Astorino, GOP’s not where usedme toIknow pinching fingers that grab my tail. need aam space can be the queen. Can you find a Iplace Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union who and in in the and club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors a week to help make a difference our improvecandidate our communities. Each one We can come together with a shared 3forcommunity.org. ***queen. Can you find a place for governor. a space where I can be the for me in your quiet home?” in the club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors who to St. schoolsomething gym- on our block sense of purpose and mission, and allow pitched tents near the main neighborhood. Whether you organize a Patrick’s of us has noticed Elected in WOOF: 2018, state Sen. heartbroken Andrew HEY JUDE...WOOF “I am to He has been tapped as the county’s “Man for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 to St. Patrick’s school pitched tents near the main nasium at 97th Street and gate, on both Sunday and park cleanup, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or in our building orgymat our child’s school ourselves to rebuild the bondsgive of trust that Gounardes represents District 22 in the New up my two half-Pointer-mix, 10-month-old pups. of the Year.” Other honorees include former Kim 718-344-9697 nasium at 97th Street and improve, gate, both Sunday and Fourth Avenue. Memorial Day. stepstarton a new blockWhile association or even just which we, personally, could but it we’ve lost with each other. By recognizing State Senate, which includes the neighSabrina andYork Tyson loveAll to play ball and run around. GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy PURRFECT MEWS: ofDyker Jenny’s rescued kitties Fourthcan Avenue. Memorial Day. stepping along in theWhile nighttime put your neighbor’s garbage cans away, be••• hard to take the first step. that we can do good deeds in any number of love borhoods of Bayare Ridge, Heights, Bath Both pups people, lap dogs, love to sit with as “Counselor of the Year,” past City CounPURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties have been adopted into loving homes. ••• ping along in the nighttime More And news from St.worse, unfor- ways, we also make it easier for everyone Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Homecrest, procession, came across there’s no we deed too big or too small that to make matters you. Sabrina gives into kisses but homes. sometimes gives a litcil candidate and President of the Brooklyn have been adopted loving news from St. procession, we our came across Patrick’s. On Sunday, June in 5, a moment of to give back to the community and answer Manhattan Beach, Marine Park and GerritSusan Pulaski, aneighborhood former can’t help make justMore a tunately, we are living tle love bite before kisses. She hates the vacuum Youngconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, Susan Pulaski, a former after a 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge palpable disunity and discord. We are Dr. King’s question in their own little bit better. personal as well as portions of Sheepshead and barks atsenit.Beach, Tyson loves people, loves to play and Republican theextends Year,” plus the following after aplagued 2 p.m.byspecial concert president ofNew theYork Bay in St. Patrick’s Church, thereofthat Historical Society and a Ridge comc h a i rlaway. Last year, State ranked a dismal rampant incivility Bay, Borough Park and Midwood. watch his sister play ball. He loves to play tug of dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community war. They are lap pups. He also makes noises like Francenia Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveiling mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait ofand the dedilateHall,Brothers Board pleased Memorial Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars.’ It is very cute. I am in John. in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Parade of with cation a portrait of the late Scholarship Board Ten.big Obviously, pleased Brothers Fund.Memorial with the turnout, wasDayMaestro Aldo Bruschi in the Also in Lynbrook, New York.” – Jackie, 516-6980-5669. Tickets are $200 a pop and available at Society President Brooklyn Historian Ron Aldo Bruschi in the Scholarship Fund. Also in with the big and turnout, was Maestro
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ewis A. Fidler, a former City Counc i l m em b er and Democratic district leader in southern Brooklyn, died on Sunday at the age of 62. Fidler was found unresponsive in Queens on Friday evening. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he died on Sunday afternoon, according to police. There were no indications of injuries, and police are awaiting the medical examiner’s determination of cause of death. He is survived by his wife, Robin, and two children, Max, 31, and Harry, 28. From 2002 to 2013, Fidler represented the communities hugging the southern Brooklyn coastline from Sheepshead Bay to Canarsie. He is widely remembered as a staunch advocate for homeless youth, fighting for more funds and more beds in the city’s shelter system. He was the architect and the main proponent of the city’s styrofoam ban, and was a sponsor or co-sponsor of 452 bills that were enacted into law. Outside of the Council, he helped launch the careers of several prominent lawmakers and political operators. He was a husband and a father, and an avid baseball fan who helped establish the first-ever fantasy baseball
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league. Former staffers of the councilmember remembered him Monday as a demanding but genial boss who prized constituent services and retail politics. “He had an amazing ability to bring people in or to reach out,” said Brad Reid, who began working for Fidler as his counsel in 2009. Reid currently serves as the City Council’s assistant deputy director of the Infrastructure Division. “He was a believer that you get a lot further by talking to people and including them.” Fidler was born on May 27, 1956, and raised in East Flatbush. He attended nearby schools P.S. 208, J.H.S. 285 and Tilden High School. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 1975, and received his law degree from NYU School of Law in 1978 at the age of 22. His parents, Milton and Sylvia, were active
members in the East Flatbush community, Reeves Eisen said. Eisen served as chief of staff for all of Fidler’s 12 years on the Council and is currently a community liaison for State Sen. Andrew Gounardes. She and Fidler were childhood friends, having met at a Catskills summer camp in 1969. “His mom Sylvia was head of the parent-teacher association for every school he went to,” Eisen said. “He was born into this. He learned his lessons as a kid and he ran with them. It was all about doing good for people. He was a toddler and he was going to meetings.” Fidler's first run for office came in 1985 with an unsuccessful bid for City Council. In 1992, he became district leader of the 41st Assembly District, a role in which he served up until his death. Fidler won his 2001 campaign for City Council and took office in 2002. He chaired the Committee on Youth Services and was the assistant majority leader to Speaker Christine Quinn. He is remembered for his fight for runaway youth, many of whom were LGBTQ+. When term limits — which Fidler opposed — were enacted, he left office in 2013. “Through the years he just got more energized, more determined, and helped even more people,” Eisen
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(Never known to fail) O, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother, of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O, Star of the Sea help me and show me, herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Make Request) There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3X). O Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3X). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3X). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Grateful thanks.
(Never known to fail) O, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother, of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O, Star of the Sea help me and show me, herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Make Request) There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3X). O Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3X). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3X). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Grateful thanks.
Week of May 10 - May 16, 2019 • EAGLE NEWS MEDIA-- A SECTION OF HOME REPORTER AND BROOKLYN SPECTATOR • 17
Sunset Park residents fight to preserve historic rowhouses BY LORE CROGHAN LORE@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
evelopers pose a threat to Sunset Park homes built more than a century ago for immigrants, according to preservation advocates. About 30 activists and neighborhood residents testified at a hearing on Tuesday on four sections of Sunset Park the city Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering designating as historic districts. “We’re losing our history,” resident Richard Faraino said at the hearing. “We’re losing our aesthetics.” The rowhouses that line the blocks in question were constructed between 1885 and 1912. They were built as two-family homes to make them affordable for working-class Brooklynites. Though smaller than houses built in affluent areas, Sunset Park’s rowhouses are the same fancy architectural styles: Neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival and neo-Renaissance. In 2014, after doing lengthy architectural research and canvassing residents to gauge their level of support for landmarking, the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee asked the LPC to put Sunset Park on its calendar to consider part of it for historic district designation. It wasn’t until January that commissioners
ebrooklyn media/Photos by Lore Croghan
Sunset Park residents bring signs to a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing about the creation of historic districts in their neighborhood.
This fine Sunset Park row is on 48th Street.
weighed the request — then voted unanimously to calendar the four possible historic districts with a combined total of 500-plus buildings. The districts, which are not contiguous, are located between 44th and 59th streets and Fourth and Seventh avenues. “We’re here today because we worked really hard — but also because the Landmarks Preservation Commission recognizes the threat Sunset Park is under,” Lynn Massimo of the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee said at the hearing.
Here’s a glimpse of rowhouses on 50th Street in Sunset Park. This 50th Street brownstone row seems to extend out to infinity
This fancy fence can be found on 54th Street.
Seen here: Rowhouses on 47th Street in Sunset Park.
“The LPC sees, as we do, how the architectural changes are taking away the sense of place,” she said. More than 3,000 Sunset Park residents have signed a petition in favor of
landmarking and more than 400 homeowners have written letters of support, Massimo said. “Fabric of the future” vs. “right to develop” City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca testified at the hearing. He said residents’ struggle to win landmark protection for their homes is a fight to “preserve the fabric of the future of Sunset Park.” In written testimony, Sunset Park Business Improvement District Executive Director David Estrada said the neighborhood is “at the front line of wildly speculative real estate
development that has accelerated the loss of unique, beautiful and irreplaceable buildings.” One pro-landmarking neighborhood resident said when his grandparents purchased the house that’s now his, it had an outhouse in the backyard and was equipped with gaslights and a coal boiler. Sunset Park’s “beauty is undeniable,” said another pro-landmarking resident, Cynthia Felix. Lisa Alpert of GreenWood Cemetery testified in support of the historic districts’ designation. Several people suggested that additional blocks in the neighborhood should also be considered for landmarking. A small number of people expressed their opposition to historic-district designation. One man said he was against landmarking, and so were several Sunset Park property owners at the hearing who didn’t speak English. Landmarking would be a “big restriction” on their “right to develop” or to sell their properties to developers, he said. He explained that’s why they’d purchased Sunset Park homes in the first place. Landmarks Chairperson Sarah Carroll said the LPC will schedule a vote on the four historic districts’ designation in the very near future.
18• HOME REPORTER • Week of May 10 - May 16, 2019
2nd department/ public legal notices NOTICE AND SUMMARY OF PRELIMINARY SCOPING STATEMENT UNDER PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, ARTICLE 10 SITING BOARD CASE 18-F-0758
ASTORIA GENERATING COMPANY, L.P. (“AGC”), A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF EASTERN GENERATION LLC, IS PROPOSING TO REPOWER CERTAIN EXISTING ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS AND RETIRE CERTAIN OTHER EXISTING ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS, ALL LOCATED IN BROOKLYN, KINGS COUNTY, NEW YORK. ON OR ABOUT MAY 10, 2019, AGC WILL FILE A PRELIMINARY SCOPING STATEMENT (“PSS”) WITH THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD ON ELECTRIC GENERATION SITING AND THE ENVIRONMENT (THE “SITING BOARD”) UNDER A1TICLE 10 OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW (“ARTICLE 10”) FOR THE “GOWANUS REPOWERING PROJECT” IN SUNSET PARK, COMMUNITY DISTRICT 7, BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, KINGS COUNTY, NEW YORK. AGC OPERATES TWO EXISTING ELECTRIC GENERATING STATIONS ON FLOATING BARGES, THE GOWANUS GENERATING STATION (“GOWANUS”) AND NARROWS GENERATING STATION (‘’NARROWS”), BOTH ON THE SUNSET PARK WATERFRONT. AGC IS PROPOSING TO REPOWER THE OLDER LESS EFFICIENT ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS AT GOWANUS AND REPLACE THEM WITH NEW, MORE EFFICIENT ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS, AND THEN PERMANENTLY RETIRE THE GENERATING UNITS AT NARROWS (THE “GOWANUS REPOWERING PROJECT” OR “THE PROJECT”). THIS NOTICE ANNOUNCES THAT ON OR ABOUT MAY 10, 2019, AGC WILL FILE ITS PSS FOR THE PROJECT, PURSUANT TO 16 NYCRR 1000.5. THE PSS SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED SCOPE OF STUDIES AGC WILL UNDERTAKE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROJECT AND IS DESIGNED TO GATHER INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC AND INTERESTED AGENCIES TO ENSURE PROPER PREPARATION OF A COMPLETE PROJECT APPLICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 10 (“APPLICATION”), WHICH WILL BE FILED AT A LATER DATE. THE PSS WILL BE FILED UNDER SITING BOARD CASE 18-F0758, AND WILL START A 21-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT THE GOWANUS FACILITY INCLUDES APPROXIMATELY 25 ACRES OF PIERS AND SUBMERGED LAND. THE NARROWS PROJECT SITE INCLUDES APPROXIMATELY 12 ACRES OF PIERS AND SUBMERGED LAND. THE CURRENT MEGAWATT (“MW”) RATING OF GOWANUS AND NARROWS IS 640 MW AND 320 MW, RESPECTIVELY. THE PROJECT WILL RESULT IN NO GREATER THAN 610 MW AT GOWANUS, 30 MW LESS THAN THE CURRENT GOWANUS FACILITY. UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATION OF THE REPOWERED GOWANUS, AGC WILL RETIRE THE NARROWS UNITS RESULTING IN AN ADDITIONAL DECREASE OF 320 MW OF TRADITIONAL GENERATION IN THE SUNSET PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. THE GOWANUS REPOWERING PROJECT WILL RESULT IN CLEANER, MORE EFFICIENT ELECTRIC GENERATION AND PROVIDE THE ELECTRIC RELIABILITY REQUIRED FOR THE AREA, ESPECIALLY AS RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION EXPAND OVER TIME. IN ADDITION, SINCE THE REPOWERED GOWANUS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SITUATED ON BARGES, THE PROJECT WILL MAINTAIN THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE DEMONSTRATED BY THE EXISTING GOWANUS FACILITY. AS THE CITY AND STATE MOVE TOWARD GREATER RELIANCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, SHOULD THE GOWANUS UNITS NO LONGER BE NEEDED FOR RELIABILITY, THE BARGES MAY BE EASILY REMOVED WITHOUT LEAVING VAST ABANDONED INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COMMUNITY. PSS PROCESS THE PSS PRECEDES THE FORMAL PUBLIC SCOPING PROCESS AND THEREFORE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, WILL DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY: THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION, ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING IN THE PROJECT AREA, POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS FROM INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THE PROJECT, PROPOSED BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT, PROPOSED STUDIES, PROPOSED
MEASURES TO MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, OTHER REQUIRED PERMITS/AUTHORIZATIONS, AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION. THE PSS WILL IDENTIFY POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS RELATING TO THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THE PROJECT, INCLUDING POTENTIAL IMPACTS, AS APPLICABLE, ON LAND USE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY; AIR EMISSIONS; CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND RECREATIONAL RESOURCES; NOISE AND VIBRATION; GEOLOGY, SEISMOLOGY AND SOILS; TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY AND WETLANDS; WATER RESOURCES AND AQUATIC ECOLOGY; VISUAL RESOURCES; TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES; COMMUNICATIONS; SOCIOECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; AND THE STATEWIDE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AND WILL DISCUSS HOW SUCH IMPACTS WILL BE STUDIED AND EVALUATED. WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER FILING OF THE PSS, ANY PERSON, AGENCY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY SUBMIT COMMENTS ON THE PSS BY SERVING SUCH COMMENTS ON AGC AND FILING A COPY WITH THE SECRETARY TO THE NYS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. PSS COMMENTS MUST REFERENCE CASE 18-F-0758 AND BE SUBMITTED TO SECRETARY BURGESS, SECRETARY, NYS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AGENCY BUILDING 3, ALBANY, NY 12223. AGC WILL PREPARE A SUMMARY OF THE MATERIAL COMMENTS AND ITS REPLY THERETO WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE COMMENT PERIOD. THE PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS IS OVERSEEN AND MEDIATED BY A HEARING EXAMINER DESIGNATED BY THE SITING BOARD AFTER THE PSS IS FILED AND REQUIRED NOTICES CONCERNING THE PSS AND INTERVENOR FUNDING (SEE FU1THER BELOW) HAVE BEEN SENT. ADDITIONAL NOTICES WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN THE HEARING EXAMINER SCHEDULES ANY PUBLIC MEETINGS. INTERVENOR FUNDING UPON FILING OF THE PSS, AGC WILL PROVIDE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 IN INTERVENOR FUNDS FOR MUNICIPAL AND LOCAL PARTIES WHO WISH TO PA1TICIPATE IN THE ARTICLE 10 PRE-APPLICATION PHASE. FIFTY PERCENT (50%) OF THESE INTERVENOR FUNDS ARE RESERVED FOR MUNICIPALITIES. AFTER SUBMITTAL OF THE PSS, INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY APPLY TO THE ALJ FOR PRE-APPLICATION FUNDS. AN APPLICATION FOR INTERVENOR FUNDS AND MORE INFORMATION ON ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY FOR INTERVENOR FUNDS IS AVAILABLE AT THE SITING BOARD WEBSITE AT WWW.DPS.NY.GOV/SITINGBOARD/ UNDER THE “GUIDES” SECTION. ADDITIONAL INTERVENOR FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE THE APPLICATION IS FILED. FOLLOWING THE FILING OF THE PSS, THE HEARING EXAMINER OR THE SECRETARY WILL ISSUE A NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PRE-APPLICATION INTERVENOR FUNDS PROVIDING A SCHEDULE AND RELATED INFORMATION DESCRIBING HOW INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY APPLY FOR PRE-APPLICATION FUNDS. REQUESTS FOR PRE-APPLICATION FUNDS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE HEARING EXAMINER WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PRE-APPLICATION INTERVENOR FUNDS. A PRE-APPLICATION MEETING TO CONSIDER FUNDING REQUESTS WILL BE CONVENED WITHIN NO LESS THAN 45 BUT NO MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE FILING OF THE PSS. THE APPLICATION NO LESS THAN 90 DAYS AFTER THE FILING OF THE PSS, AGC WILL SUBMIT AN ARTICLE 10 APPLICATION. BUILDING ON THE PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS AND ANY STIPULATIONS AGREED TO BY THE PATTIES, AGC WILL INCLUDE THE STUDIES DEVELOPED AS PART OF THE SCOPING PROCESS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT. THE APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT, AN EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS, A SUMMARY OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES, AN EVALUATION OF REASONABLE AND AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS, A STATEMENT OF WHY ANY LOCAL SUBSTANTIVE STANDARDS SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED, AN ELECTRIC INTERCONNECTION STUDY IN-
CLUDING GENERAL DESIGN STUDY, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PLANS, STATEMENT DEMONSTRATING COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOST RECENT STATE ENERGY PLAN, AND OTHER INFORMATION. THE APPLICATION WILL ALSO CONTAIN THE INFORMATION SET FO1TH IN 16 NYCRR L 00 L, EXHIBITS 1-41, AS APPLICABLE TO THE PROJECT, UNLESS OTHERWISE WAIVED BY THE SITING BOARD. UPON FILING OF THE APPLICATION, AGC WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INTERVENOR FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $400,000. ONCE AN APPLICATION IS FILED AND DETERMINED BY THE SITING BOARD TO BE COMPLETE, THE SITING BOARD WILL SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPLICATION. THE SITING BOARD WILL ALSO ISSUE A NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ADDITIONAL INTERVENOR FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO BE USED BY PARTIES TO PARTICIPATE IN FORMAL REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION. A PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE WILL BE SCHEDULED BY THE HEARING EXAMINER TO IDENTIFY INTERVENORS, AWARD INTERVENOR FUNDS, IDENTIFY ISSUES FOR THE HEARING, AND ESTABLISH A CASE SCHEDULE. ADDITIONAL HEARINGS REGARDING THE APPLICATION AND PROJECT IMPACT ASSESSMENTS WILL BE SCHEDULED BY THE HEARING EXAMINER AS NEEDED. AFTER THE HEARINGS, THE STAKEHOLDERS MAY BRIEF THEIR POSITIONS AND THE HEARING EXAMINER WILL ISSUE A RECOMMENDED DECISION UPON WHICH THE SITING BOARD WILL BASE ITS DECISION. ARTICLE 10 REQUIRES THAT ALL PROCEEDINGS ON THE APPLICATION, INCLUDING A FINAL DECISION BY THE SITING BOARD, MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF WHEN THE APPLICATION IS DETERMINED TO BE COMPLETE. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AGC JOHN PAUL REESE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ASTORIA GENERATING COMPANY, L.P. 420 2ND AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11232 P.O. BOX 658 TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-833617-9547 EMAIL: INFO@REPOWERINGBROOKLYN.COM CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SITING BOARD JAMES DENN, ATTICLE IO PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR NYS DEPATTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE 3 EMPIRE STATE PLAZA, ALBANY, NY 12223 TEL: (518) 4 74-7080 EMAIL: JAMES. DENN@DPS.NY.GOV MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROJECT MAY BE FOUND AT THE PROJECT WEBSITE, WWW.REPOWERINGBROOKLYN.COM, AND AT THE SITING BOARD WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.DPS.NY.GOV/SITINGBOARD, UNDER CASE I 8-F-0758. PSS COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC REPOSITORIES: COMMUNITY BOARD 7: 4201 4TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11232 (718) 854-0003 PUBLIC LIBRARIES: SUNSET PARK: 4201 4TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11232 (718) 854-0003 RED HOOK: 7 WOLCOTT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 (718) 935-0203 PARK SLOPE: 431 6TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 (718) 832-1853 #170035
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE3, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-WFHE3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST LISA LEWIS, IAN C. LEWIS, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 2/7/17 AND ENTERED ON 2/15/17, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JUNE 06, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 805 EAST 45TH 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 COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4979, LOT: 79. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $718,599.93 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 36042/2007. GREGORY M. LASPINA, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #169852
EST AND COSTS. MEGAN S. KALE, ESQ. WOODS OVIATT GILMAN LLP PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY 700 CROSSROADS BUILDING, 2 STATE ST. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14614 TEL.: 855-227-5072 #169831
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2005-WMC4, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC4, PLAINTIFF AGAINST TW EQUITIES LLC; 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 KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 ON JUNE 6, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 106 HIMROD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11221. 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 3275 LOT 42. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $682,517.92 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX# 504117/2017. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., REFEREE SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR THE PLAINTIFF 175 MILE CROSSING BOULEVARD ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14624 (877) 430-4792 DATED: APRIL 17, 2019 62845 #169887
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTION, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. DANIEL AUGUSTIN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE WITH BILL OF COST DULY FILED ON OCTOBER 23, 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 2319 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11226. 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 5127 AND LOT 76. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $1,180,335.34 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 22618/07. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGEE, THE MORTGAGEE’S ATTORNEY, OR THE REFEREE. ALICE FISHER RUBIN, ESQ., REFEREE ROACH & LIN, P.C. FKA PETER T. ROACH & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 6901 JERICHO TURNPIKE, SUITE 240, SYOSSET, NEW YORK 11791, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #170062
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STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF KINGS CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR NORMANDY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2013-18, PLAINTIFF, VS. EMMANUEL PIERRE LOUIS A/K/A EMMANUEL PIERRELOUIS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT IN PURSUANCE OF A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK OF KINGS COUNTY ON APRIL 16, 2018, I, DAVID SCOP, ESQ., THE REFEREE NAMED IN SAID JUDGMENT, WILL SELL IN ONE PARCEL AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON JUNE 6, 2019 AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK, AT 2:30 P.M., THE PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 446 LINCOLN AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11208 SBL NO.: 4180 - 54 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK THE PREMISES ARE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FILED JUDGMENT, INDEX NO. 029113/2010 IN THE AMOUNT OF $704,576.32 PLUS INTER-
STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, -VS761 DEKALB AVENUE PROPERTIES, LLC; SADIO DIALLO; IDEAL PROPERTY SOLUTIONS LLC; NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE INDEX NO. 22273/10 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT: IN PURSUANCE AND BY VIRTUE OF A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE GRANTED BY THIS COURT IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED FORECLOSURE ACTION, DATED DECEMBER 21, 2015, AND ENTERED IN THE KINGS CLERK’S OFFICE ON JANUARY 11, 2016, LAWRENCE WRIGHT, THE REFEREE NAMED IN SAID JUDGMENT, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER ON JUNE 6, 2019, IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, AT 2:30 PM, THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 761 DEKALB AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11216, [BOROUGH: BROOKLYN; BLOCK: 1775; LOT: 45], SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH ALL COVENANTS, EASEMENTS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD AFFECTING THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PREMISES AS RECORDED IN THE KINGS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FILED JUDGMENT AND THE TERMS OF SALE. JUDGMENT AMOUNT: THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT IS $862,551.90, PLUS PLAINTIFF’S COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,575.00 AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,473.00, ALL WITH INTEREST, PLUS ADVANCES MADE BY THE PLAINTIFF UNTIL THE DATE OF THE SALE, PURSUANT TO SAID JUDGMENT. DATED: APRIL 22, 2019 LAWRENCE WRIGHT, ESQ., REFEREE BARCLAY DAMON LLP J. ERIC CHARLTON ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF BARCLAY DAMON TOWER 125 EAST JEFFERSON STREET SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13202 DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO: DEBORAH J. LITTLE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST PHONE NO. (315) 425-2848 #169951
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST CHARMAINE JOHNSON A/K/A CHARMAINE RAMSAY, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S) KNUCKLES, KOMOSINSKI & MANFRO, LLP, 565 TAXTER ROAD, SUITE 590, ELMSFORD, NY 10523 ATTORNEY (S) FOR PLAINTIFF (S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED APRIL 1, 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 JUNE 6, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 442 E 43RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. BLOCK 4942 LOT 8. 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. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $687,144.14 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 28196/2008. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE SALE. CHARLES F. OTEY, ESQ., REFEREE 2296003596 #169776
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SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY RUDOLF KATS D/B/A COLUMBIA CAPITAL CO., PLAINTIFF, VS. DENNIS BAXTER, ET ANO., DEFENDANTS. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: CHRISTOPHER J. PANNY, 26 COURT STREET, SUITE 412, BROOKLYN, NY 11242. TEL. 718-852-6600. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED APRIL 19, 2018, ENTERED MAY 30, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY, ON MAY 30, 2019, AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES IN BROOKLYN, NY KNOWN AS 640 GLENMORE AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, BLOCK 3998 LOT 14; PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT/THOSE CERTAIN PIECE/S OR PARCEL/S OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAP OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FOR THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, AS SAID TAX MAP WAS ON MAY 27, 1981, BLOCK 3998, LOT/S 14. SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN SAID JUDGMENT, AND IN THE TERMS OF SALE. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $151,081.26 PLUS ATTORNEY’S FEES, INTEREST AND COSTS. INDEX # 505268/2015E. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE. #169565
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFFS -AGAINST- THE HEIRSAT-LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, SUCCESSORS-IN-INTEREST AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY OR THROUGH MAUDE PHILLIPS, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN ON OCTOBER 3, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 30, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS BLOCK 4081 LOT 18 ON THE KINGS COUNTY TAX ASSESSMENT MAP. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 683 CLEVELAND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $14,036.39 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 26184/2009. JEFFREY R. MILLER, ESQ., REFEREE PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFFS 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1400, ROCHESTER, NY 14614 #169567
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Brooklyn seniors go for the gold at Senior Games
Larry Cummins carries the torch at the fourth annual senior run. The runners gather at the starting line. BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
t was a beautiful morning for a healthy run as a group of dedicated seniors gathered on Monday, May 6 for the fourth annual senior games at the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge. The kick-off event featured a nine-mile race with a celebratory torch lighting. This year’s competition included shuffleboard, bowling, swimming, basketball, track and field, board games, table tennis, cornhole and pickleball. “This is a great event that I’ve been fortunate to be a part of for the last four years,” said torch bearer Leroy Cummins. “It’s nice to see seniors actively engaged
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in running, swimming and doing different exercises as we retire. It’s also a way to stay healthy and physically fit after you’ve retired so that you can enjoy life to the fullest. The New York City Parks Department has been supporting us in these activities and we truly appreciate it.” Community leaders, family and friends gathered outside the senior center at 8:30 a.m. as senior center member John Houlihan opened the ceremony with a stunning rendition of the national anthem, which was followed by singer Gianvito performing the standards “You’ll Never Know” and “Volare.” There was also a performance by tap dancers directly preceding the start of the race. The runners ran through Prospect Park to Grand Army Plaza, and then on
to Eastern Parkway before finishing at 10:45 a.m. outside the Brownsville Recreation Center at Hegeman Avenue. The race was followed by the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. with guest speakers. The senior run featured a cross-section of people. “What’s wonderful about it is you don’t have to be the fastest or the best, the youngest or the oldest; it’s just about everyone getting along and having fun,” said recreation center member June Johnson. Senior Games is presented with support from New York Road Runners, Humana, Bright Health, Cabot Cheese, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, the Public Theatre and the NYC Dept. for the Aging. Awards were presented to the first, second and third
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Peter Lovett, manager of the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center, greets seniors as they gather for the run.
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building up for this event,” said recreation center Manager Peter Lovett. “The athletes are getting better and better at the sports that they are focusing on. They’re having fun, they’re getting stronger and there’s a lot of good cheer at the center.”
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place winners of each competition, and were issued at the end of each event. There were giveaways and t-shirts for participants and light refreshments were provided to all participants at each activity. “There’s a lot of excitement
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