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represent our solidarity.” Kenneth Adler, 5, and his older brother Samuel, 6, stood next to the lawmakers, holding homemade signs denouncing violence and calling for love. “We’re pretty mortified by everything,” said the boys’ mother, Amber Adler. “This violence does not represent what is happening in south Brooklyn.” “We are standing together

as one,” Deutsch said to the crowd. “New Yorkers care for each other, respect each other and support each other in difficult times.” Assembly members William Colton and Helene Weinstein, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Councilmember Mark Treyger were also among the politicians in attendance. Additional reporting by Meaghan McGoldrick

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Councilmember Chaim Deutsch talks about bringing community together.

Asian women. The attack led to the death of chef Faui Pun, owner Kheon Ng-Thang and

the neighborhood to sell ice the sidewalks and to conduct cream, candy, hot chocolate more frequent collections of and other treats from their trash from the cans. food trucks. People purchase Brannan, a Democrat who food items from vendors and represents Dyker Heights, Bay then toss the containers on the Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst, sidewalks when they are done, said he’s delighted that Fight residents said. Back Bay Ridge is pitching in. Thousands of people visit “This is just another examthe neighborhood every year ple of the long tradition we during the holiday season to have in Bay Ridge and Dyker view the spectacular Heights of civic minded Christmas lights and figures groups and individuals helphomeowners display on their ing their neighbors for the front lawns. betterment of our communiThe Fight Back Bay Ridge ty,” Brannan told this newsclean-up comes on the heels paper. of Councilmember Justin Brannan urged others to Amber Brannan’sAdler effort is to joined convinceby her “givefive-year-old them a hand and son pick up Kenneth and of hisSanitation older brother, Samuel, 6. might the Department any stray litter they to place more trash cans on encounter.”

manager Tsz Mat Pun. Martunovich was taken into custody just blocks away from the restaurant and was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He has since been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. “Our community has been shaken to the core,” said Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, who represents the area. “We are not here to shout about the senselessness of it all, but to

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Cops arrest suspect in Bensonhurst, Midwood apartment scam BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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olice have arrested a woman wanted in connection with a series of apartment rental scams in Bensonhurst and Midwood. Cops say that, back on Mon., Apr. 30, 2018, at around 10:15 p.m., 24-year-old Makhabbat Abdualiyeva allegedly posed as a real estate agent and accepted a $500 security deposit for an apartment near Bay Parkway and 77th Street, which had been advertised on line, but which she had no authority to offer for rent. After the victim, a 22-year-old woman, met with the suspect at the apartment, the former handed over the security deposit, according to the authorities, who added that the victim could not

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The suspect. subsequently reach the suspect. In addition, cops say that the same day, at around 11:50 p.m., also around Bay Parkway and 77th Street,

Abdualiyeva also allegedly scammed a 30-year-old woman, who had also answered the online ad. In this case, cops say, the victim gave the suspect $200 as a security deposit. The suspect could not be reached after the transaction either, according to the police. Finally, cops allege that Abdualiyeva repeated the scam on Tues., Jul. 10, at 11:59 p.m. near Avenue N and Ocean Parkway, where she accepted a $700 security deposit for an apartment rental from a 25-year-old woman who had answered an online ad for an apartment for rent at the location. Abdualiyeva was arrested on Weds., Jan. 23 and charged with two counts each of petit larceny and second degree criminal impersonation.


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Cops nab suspect in series of Gravesend burglaries BY HELEN KLEIN HKLEIN@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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homeless man died on Monday afternoon, apparently after falling from a ledge near the train tracks near 65th Street and Fifth Avenue. According to authorities, on Mon., Jan. 28 at around 4:45 p.m., police found the man lying on the ground unconscious with trauma to his face. EMS responded and pronounced him DOA. According to a police source, the victim was a Hispanic male in his 40s who had suffered a head injury. In addition, the source cited a witness who said the victim had told him that he wanted to go to sleep after being injured. The victim was found later that day. The victim is unidentified at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

hanks to good police work, a suspect in a string of Gravesend burglaries has been arrested, and a stolen dog returned to its owner. Plainclothes cops serving at the 62nd Precinct arrested Cory Gaudio, 23, on Thurs., Jan. 24 after recognizing him from surveillance video recorded at one of four homes that had been hit in the vicinity of West 12th Street and Highlawn Avenue. According to the NYPD, the officers, P.O. Nicholas Occhipinti and P.O. Anthony Brucato, made the arrest at about 4:45 p.m. at the suspect’s home, where they recognized a golden retriever named Scooby that had previously been stolen from one of the homes that had been burglarized. The two cops also recognized several objects that had been reported stolen and that were left out in the open. The following day, after having received a search warrant, the officers were

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P.O. James Mauro, P.O. Christopher Matthews, P.O. Nicholas Occhipinti, Sgt Frank Cinolauro, P.O. Jelinson Martinez, P.O. Anthony Brucato and Sgt Eric Jackson with recovered property.

P.O. James Mauro, P.O. Christopher Matthews, P.O. Nicholas Occhipinti and P.O. Anthony Brucato with Scooby. back at the home where tuned to the 62nd Precinct they found a variety of frequency, credit and debit items including narcotic cards, various pieces of pills, a machete, a sword, identification including a metal knuckled knife, green cards, passports an expandable baton, and a driver’s license, and electronic equipment, a dog leash with the name jewelry, a police scanner “Scooby” embroidered.

The NYPD is still looking for victims to come forward and identify some of the items that were recovered from the suspect’s house. Gaudio was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, two counts of burglary, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of radio devices and violation of local laws. Scooby was returned to its owner.

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68 TH PRECINCT The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. BLOWS MARK THE SPOT: An argument over a parking spot on 86th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues turned violent, as cops say a 63-year-old man was assaulted on Sat., Jan. 26 at around 12:30 a.m., by an unknown attacker who hit the victim several times in the face and chest. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. No arrests have been made. THREE AGAINST ONE: A 21-year-old man was assaulted while working on something in his driveway, on 86th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, on Thurs., Jan. 24. Cops say at around 5:45 p.m., the three unknown attackers approached the victim, and one of the men punched him in the face. One of the other perps told the victim, “You know who we are!” The three then fled the scene. No arrests have been made. WHERE’S MY CAR?: An unknown crook stole a 2016 Toyota Tundra parked at 66th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway on Weds., Jan. 23. According to reports, the victim, a 38-year-old man, parked there at around 12:43 p.m. When he returned hours later, the car was gone. Reports add it was last seen on the Verrazzano Bridge headed towards Staten Island. The car had tools, an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air inside. The victim states that the doors were locked and he has the only set of keys. No arrests have been made. SNEAKY THIEF: A crook stole a 2019 Dodge Charger from a car dealership near 88th Street and Fifth Avenue on Weds., Jan. 23. Reports claim that, at around 3 p.m., the unknown perp walked into the lot, got inside the vehicle, which had the keys inside, and drove off. There was no plate on the vehicle. No arrests have been made. UNPLEASANT DISCOVERY: A crook broke into a car parked on 87th Street between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue, and stole $1,900 worth of items, including a laptop, glasses, a suitcase, laptop charger and shoulder bags, on Weds., Jan. 23, at around 4:49 p.m. No arrests have been made.

62 ND PRECINCT The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. STEAL AND DASH: A crook ripped off a clothing store near Bay 19th Street and 86th Street, taking around $160 worth of clothing on Fri., Jan. 25 at around 7:27 p.m. Cops say he pushed a female employee who tried to block the doorway out of the way as he left the store, taking off westbound down 85th Street. No arrests have been made.

the victim. Two of them allegedly took out guns and demanded his money and phone, while the third suspect went through his pockets and stole his wallet. The three then fled eastbound on 81st Street. They were later apprehended by cops at 85th Street and 23rd Avenue.

MAN ASSAULTS WOMAN, STEALS CASH: A woman was attacked and robbed by a man at 85th Street and 20th Avenue on Thurs., Jan. 24 at around 6:20 p.m. Cops say the perp punched the victim, 34, in the back of the head and stole $100 and a bottle of prosecco before running off. The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made.

FAILED ROBBERY: A gunpoint robbery in Gravesend fell flat after the victim, who was working behind the counter of a bodega near West Ninth Street and Avenue S, called 911. Cops say the would-be-robber, a 25-year-old man, made his move on Weds., Jan. 23 at around 1:50 p.m., showing the victim what looked to be a gun and demanding $100. After the victim called for help, the perp took off on a bicycle, riding eastbound on West Ninth Street. No arrests have been made.

THREE BUSTED IN ALLEGED GUNPOINT ROBBERY: Three teenage boys were arrested for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old boy at gunpoint on 20th Avenue and 80th Street on Weds., Jan. 23. According to reports, at around 11:40 p.m., the three suspects, one 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds, approached

MAN BUSTED FOR ENTERING BACKYARD: A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a backyard of a home near West 12th Street and Highlawn Avenue on Thurs., Jan. 24 at around 3 p.m. Cops allege the suspect entered the backyard intending to commit a crime.


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Bay Ridge favorite Paws Truly gets new life inside Appletree Natural Market BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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local Bay Ridge pet shop has been resurrected thanks to the help of a neighboring shop. Many locals were saddened when they heard that popular pet shop Paws Truly, 7607 Third Avenue, would be shutting its doors after eight years due to a decline in business. However, the shop, known for its array of pet products and home to the owner’s dog Seamus, who has been a fan favorite among customers, is getting a new lease on life. Appletree Natural Market, 7613 Third Avenue, has offered to share its space with the pet shop, owned by Deirdre Cronin Butler, which will reopen on Fri., Feb. 1, though Butler cautions it may take a little time for the store to rebuild its “full stock.” Appletree Co-owner

David Runyon told this paper how the collaboration, which he called “a perfect fit,” came to fruition. “My partner Barbara Ahrens and I took over Appletree 25 years ago,” he said of the shop that has been part of Bay Ridge for 40 years. “At that time, Third Avenue was bustling.” However, he continued, ebrooklyn Media/Photos by Jaime DeJesus “I noticed through the years, due to increased com- Paws Truly owner Deirdre Cronin Butler and mercial rent and internet Appletree Natural Market co-owner David shopping, so many lovely Runyon. businesses have had to close, Zen being one of the most re- “I think our products are was becoming impossible to very complimentary with cent. When I heard Deirdre compete.” was thinking about closing, each other. We always try to Within the last year, she I said, ‘We can’t let this stick with a healthy variety said, business had slowed happen.’ We talked about of snacks, and good quality down and it was obvious by products for pets.” it and we decided we would early fall that it would be share a space and hopefully, Leaving the original really tough to remain open. in our little way, it’s helping space was difficult, she said, By October, the decision to to preserve Third Avenue but necessary due to finan- close was made. and bring it back to what it cial struggles. “We didn’t see things really improving much should be.” “I have to be honest. I didn’t Butler is excited about the want to leave,” she con- on the avenue so we were fessed. “I had a great land- thinking about a smaller chance to remain on Third space but I think that this lord, but the marketplace Avenue. is a much better opportuhas just changed so much. “I was more than thrilled We lost so much business when David approached me nity,” she said. “Here, with a smaller space, we are going and suggested this,” she said. to internet shopping and it

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to focus on our treats, our toys, birthday products, seasonal items. I think it’s going to give us a chance to get a good foothold and stick with our regulars and get new customers.” The thought of being gone from the neighborhood was difficult for Butler. “It was very hard,” she explained. “I have so many wonderful customers who I knew I would miss terribly, and just seeing everyone in the avenue. It was heartbreaking to think we would be gone so we’re very happy that we have a new life thanks to Appletree.” The shared philosophy of the two stores made it a natural fit. “Our primary focus is on health,” Runyon said. “Everyone wants their family, friends and pets to be healthy and happy as does Paws Truly. Through the years, she’s sent customers to me. I’ve sent customers to her. The bulk of our regular customers know us both already.”

Customers also come into Appletree to see the store’s cat, Nicolas. “Like Deirdre with Seamus, people come here just to see Nicolas,” Runyon said. “They really are the stars.” Butler added that although Seamus is currently in semi-retirement, he will be in the store certain days. “We’ve already discussed special events, parties and things,” Runyon said. “Now we get to hang on with Nicolas. He’s excited. He and Seamus met and do very well together. It’ll be a cute thing,” added Butler. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive. When Paws Truly made the announcement of the move via Facebook, many customers expressed excitement. “What great news!! Congratulations & many, many more years in your new location!” wrote one customer. “We will see you in February!” “Yay! My two favorite stores in one spot. Such great news,” wrote another.

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Gounardes oath of office ceremony features talk of comebacks BY PAULA KATINAS

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emocratic state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, who defeated Republican incumbent Marty Golden in November, was ceremonially sworn into office at Fort Hamilton High School on Jan. 27 in an event featuring guest speakers like U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer talking with optimism about New York’s future. But it was a stinging defeat Gounardes suffered at Golden’s hands in the past that shaped much of the narrative of the day. Several of the speakers mentioned that Gounardes, a lawyer and community activist from Bay Ridge, ran against Golden in 2012 and lost. The speakers offered their thoughts on how that campaign wound up planting the seeds for his win in the rematch. “When you lose, you have to re-evaluate everything. That’s what Andrew did in 2012,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. New York State Attorney General Letitia James, like Gounardes a Fort Hamilton High School graduate, said Gounardes won this time around because he was able to take lessons from 2012. “A setback is nothing

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park. Hundreds of people, including elected officials, Democratic Party leaders, campaign volunteers and residents of the Senate district, packed the auditorium to see Gounardes’ big moment on Sunday. It was a family affair, as the senator’s brother and sister, Gregory Gounardes and Patricia Orphanos, served as masters of ceremonies. His parents, Steven and Dianne G ou na rdes, ebrooklyn media/Photos by Steve Solomonson were in His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, attendance. with state Sen. Andrew Gounardes and his family. Gounardes was surmore than preparation for in 2012 served him well In Norounded by his in 2018,” said former City v e m b e r, a comeback. You reset the family and his Council member Vincent Gounardes table, Andrew,” she said. girlfriend Melanie beat Golden, a State Sen. Andrew Graf when he took “The lessons he learned Gentile, who gave the young 16-year incum- Gounardes’s par- the oath of office Gounardes his first job in politics when he hired the bent, to win ents, Dianne and administered by the seat in the Steve Gounardes. Gentile. Preston high school junior to work Liao, a young 22nd Senate part-time in his district office in 2002. Gentile is also District, that includes parts pedestrian safety advocate a graduate of Fort Hamilton. of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, from Queens whose sister was killed by a speeding driver, held the Bible. In his speech, Gounardes sought to strike a hopeful tone. “Let us embark on

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The audience. City Councilmember Justin Brannan. Steven Gounardes with son, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes.

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State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is sworn in by Vincent Gentile as his family looks on.

a new chapter that seeks solutions, not divisions. No matter how much we disagree, we don’t have to be disagreeable,” he told the audience. He also urged his constituents to perform three small acts of service a week for their neighbors, like taking out their trash, and calculated that if 5,000 people took up the challenge, the result would be 780,000 acts of service. Gounardes vowed to work to solve problems and said he recognized that life is hard for many people in his district. “Eighty percent of us squeak by living paycheck to paycheck,” he said. “It is incumbent on me to do the most good I can in the next two years.” In an effort to put the bitterness of the campaign behind him, Gounardes saluted Golden, his vanquished opponent. “I want to thank him for his service,” he said. Golden did not attend the ceremony. Instead, he took part in an anti-abortion demonstration across the street from Fort Hamilton to protest the Reproductive Health Act, which Gounardes voted for. Inside the auditorium, the mood was festive. “No one deserves to have this office more than Andrew,” Schumer told the audience. “We’ve put in one of our best. You are going to get the kinds of services you deserve.” Councilmember Justin Brannan, a Democrat who represents Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and parts of Bensonhurst, said Gounardes is the right person at the right time. “We elected Andrew to fight for the New York we know is possible,” he said. Still, Gounardes could not escape the specter of previous losses, including one from his distant past. Lawyer Yasmin Dwedar recalled how she defeated Gounardes for school president by 16 votes when they attended Fort Hamilton together. “Our race was his first close race,” she joked, adding that they later became friends. “I really believe in you and all that you stand for,” she told him.


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BAM Gilman Opera House presents Bach & Gira through February 2nd. Image courtesy of BAM

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Art FOR THE LOVE OF ART: LITTLE SKIPS WINTER ART SHOW This season, Brooklyn based multi-media artist Annabelle Weatherly and Harlem-based painter Kiyomi Taylor are on the walls at Little Skips. Both women incorporate a vibrant expression of their emotional and spiritual inner lives drawing from fantasy, mythology, and individual identity. Little Skips will be kicking off this season’s art show with a party. Free and open to the public When: Friday, February 1st, 8 – 11 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Little Skips (941 Willoughby Avenue)

TATIANA AROCHA: NIGHT MOUNTAINS Inspired by her childhood journeys into Colombia’s rainforests with her anthropologist father, Tatiana Arocha’s multidisciplinary work stems

from a desire to celebrate the landscape’s astounding biodiversity. Her immersive murals surround the viewer with nature rendered in monochromatic tones, a color palette that references historic naturalist engravings and warns of a future in which the rainforest exists only in the past. By installing depictions of nature in urban settings, Arocha’s murals draw parallels between the diverse ecosystems of Colombia and the cultural flourishing of her current Brooklyn neighborhood. When: Daily through February 6th, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Cafe (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)

THE FUTURE

MINUS SPACE is honored to present 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)

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

POP PORN

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. After opening night, the show will be open by appointment only, until February 17th, 2019.

Image courtesy of the Brooklyn School of Music

Brooklyn School of Music presents Alida and the Hummingbird on Saturday, February 2nd.

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)

TANGIBLE Min Liu: 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 p.m., Sat-Sun – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street)

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BAM Gilman Opera House presents Bach & Gira through February 2nd. PROCESSING: A GOWANUS SWIM SOCIETY EXHIBITION A n exhibition of current work by the eight members of the artist collective Gowanus Swim Society. Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro. Katherine Gressel, Curator. When: Fridays through February, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd 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)

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)

the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes 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)

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

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)

FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and

ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included. When: Daily through May 12th, Times vary. Check Showclix for times and tickets Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)

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)

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ANNA C. PAVLIDES, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. MICHAEL A. BENSON, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. RITA SHATS, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. CATHERINE S. MELEKA, M.D. LYNDA SURCK, PA-C COLEEN K. ABRAMS, PA-C • • • •

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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 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 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)

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Rock Voices will be auditioning on Tuesday, February 5th at First Unitarian Congregational Society.

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Books & Readings DANA CZAPNIK: THE FALCONER Told in vibrant, quicksilver prose, providing a snapshot of the city and America through the eyes of the children of the baby boomers grappling with privilege and the fading of radical hopes.  When: Thursday, January 31st, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books are Magic (225 Smith Street)

Educational FUNDAMENTALS OF ASTROLOGY Immerse yourself in the enriching, fun and dynamic world of Astrology. In this 2-hour session we’ll discuss all the basics one needs to read an astrological chart. Understanding how to read a chart can uncover

your potential and will expand your capacity to tap into the universal energies to shape and direct your future as you envision it. We’ll discuss each of the major components that comprise a chart – signs, planets, houses and aspects as well as look at the patterns and cycles these things signify in our lives. No prior knowledge or experience in astrology is required. When: Thursday, January 31st, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)

Family Fun LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Join the library for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) themed story time and activity. Recommended ages 2-5 and caregivers. When: Thursday, January 31st, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Flatbush/Clarendon Library (2035 Nostrand Avenue)

TARGET FIRST SATURDAY Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday kicks off Black History Month by celebrating the closing weekend of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with a packed evening of music, artmaking, poetry, discussions, and films. Highlights include a visual storytelling project with Black Gotham Experience, a learning session with Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and music from YahZarah. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 5 – 10 p.m. see website for schedule Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)

POSITIVE AGING: BRIDGE CLUB Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers. The program takes place at the Meeting Room. When: Thursday, January 31st, 1 – 4 p.m. Where: Sheepshead Bay/Kings Bay Library (3650 Nostrand Avenue)

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Join Author Grace Young for a cooking demonstration of her famous Stir Fry Noodles

“IT’S ‘SEINFELD’ MEETS RODGERS & HART!”

“SUPERB! PURE FUN!”

with Chicken and Ginger Mushrooms. Then join the Wan Chi Ming Dragon Dance Team for a Lunar New Year Parade. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Beyond at Liberty View (850 3rd Avenue)

SING ‘N SWAY AND SCHMOOZE ON SHABBAT

For families of children 0-5 years of age and their siblings. Sponsored by PJ Library and music by Tkiya. BRJC is here to make Judaism joyful and accessible, and intellectually stimulating and welcoming. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 4 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st Street)

LUNAR NEW YEAR IN PROSPECT PARK

At Lefferts Historic House, welcome the Year of the Pig with paper-lantern making and good luck paper crafts. Plus, learn more about the Lunar New Year while enjoying traditional New Year treats. At the Prospect Park Audubon Center, enjoy indoor and outdoor nature programs all afternoon long: • 12–3 pm, Discovery Pack: Bundle up and explore Prospect Park with our ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. • 1-2 pm, Bird Nerds Game Hour: Test your knowledge of birds and other animals in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more! • 2-3 pm, Nature on the Go! An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is around in winter. • 3-4 pm, Animal Encounter: Join Alliance Naturalists to learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program begins promptly at 3 pm. When: Tuesday, February 5th, 12- 4 p.m. Where: Prospect Park

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The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by TREVOR – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound the boys start to transform in both mind and body. Shot in gorgeous 16mm and

HOROSCOPES january 31 - february 6, 2019 ♈ ARIES  Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, save up your energy because you might need it for a difficult project on the horizon. This could mean you have to keep socializing to a minimum. ♉ TAURUS  Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have been on a stable path, and this is a good thing. Wasting time floundering will get you nowhere fast. Keep up the good work and momentum. ♊ GEMINI  May 22/Jun 21 A rough patch or string of bad luck will soon pass, Gemini. Focus on the positives in your life and give them all of your energy for the time being. Gray skies will clear up. ♋ CANCER  Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a great opportunity is coming your way and you are eager to dive right in. Write down the pluses and minuses of this endeavor before getting too deep. ♌ LEO  Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, ensure that your voice is heard on a particular matter; otherwise, you may regret not speaking up. Wait until others are quiet to get your point across. ♍ VIRGO  Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, if you’ve been looking for a new career, you may be pleasantly surprised with the news coming your way. Opportunity knocks, but you must be paying attention. ♎ LIBRA  Sept 23/Oct 23 Extra spending on essentials may have you reevaluating your budget this week, Libra. You might need to cut corners to make everything work, or find new income. ♏ SCORPIO  Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it seems the bumpy stretch in your life has been long, but you’re finally able to see that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Keep your head high. ♐ SAGITTARIUS  Nov 23/Dec 21 A relationship may be blossoming and you won’t be sure which direction it will go for a little longer. If you trust your instincts on this and be yourself, things will work out. ♑ CAPRICORN  Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you will prove your mettle and show everyone just how tough you can be with a surprising announcement this week. Be prepared for some applause. ♒ AQUARIUS  Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, even though many things are changing in your life right now, you’ll probably find that you welcome change wholeheartedly. It’s time to shake things up. ♓ PISCES  Feb 19/Mar 20 Moving in a new direction can mean many things to you, Pisces. A change of address, a vacation, a new career, or even a new style fit the bill.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS: JANUARY 27 Patton Oswalt, Actor (50) JANUARY 28 Sarah McLachlan, Singer (51) JANUARY 29 Justin Hartley, Actor (42) JANUARY 30 Brooke Hyland, Dancer (21) JANUARY 31 Justin Timberlake, Singer (38) FEBRUARY 1 Ronda Rousey, MMA fighter (32) FEBRUARY 2 Gerard Pique, Athlete (32)

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brimming with eroticism, genderfluidity, and humor, THE WILD BOYS will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. When: Friday & Saturday, February 1st & 2nd, 12:10 a.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue)

can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn’s favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Grand Army Plaza (by the fountain)

HORROR NOIRE + TALES FROM THE HOOD

BAM presents the east coast premiere of Xavier Burgin’s Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019), a new documentary exploring a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced Black Americans in Hollywood, tracing a secret history through their connection to the horror genre. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with author, educator, and Horror Noire executive producer Tananarive Due, filmmaker R. Shanea Williams, comics author Greg Anderson Elysee, and Horror Noire co-writer/producer and Graveyard Shift Sisters founder Ashlee Blackwell, as well as a screening of Rusty Cundieff’s classic urban horror anthology, Tales from the Hood (1995). When: Monday, February 4th,

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Puppetworks presents Cinderella through April 20. 7 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)

Food & Drink WINTER WARMER

Celebrate everything you love about winter in one delicious festival. Join Cannonball Productions at the Brooklyn Expo Center for unlimited spiked drinks, craft beer, & free-flowing bubbly. Top local chefs will be on-site serving up your favorite winter comfort foods – truffle mac n’ cheese, anyone? The music, games & seasonal comfort foods will bring you that just-offthe-slopes feeling without

all the windburn. General admission ticket holders can choose between afternoon and evening sessions at 1:30pm or 5:30pm respectively. General admission includes a commemorative tasting glass for craft beer, spirits and wine tastings. Top local restaurants will be there selling an array of comfort food like chili, grilled cheese, waffles and more. The boozy wonderland will feature games, live music, and plenty of festive antics too.  When: Saturday, February 2nd, 1 – 8 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)

Guests for ‘Hot Glass Cold Beer’ will receive a unique handmade drinking glass, which will overflow with free beverages, while they watch our talented team of artists show off their glass manipulation skills. Demonstrations in glassblowing, neon bending and & flameworking. Advance purchase guarantees you a handmade glass blown drinking glass, otherwise, first come first serve while supplies last. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 7 – 11 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Brooklyn Glass (142 13th Street)

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NYC SHAPEUP: FREE ZUMBA

This class is open to all adults and no registration is required. When: Thursday, January 31st, 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Eastern Parkway Library (1044 Eastern Parkway)

LATIN DANCE CLASS

Come join this Latin Dance Class where you will learn Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha, Cumbia and Tango and the cultural history that is embedded in each dance. When: Friday, February 1st, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/New Utrecht Library (1743 86th Street)

NYRR OPEN RUN: CANARSIE PARK

Open Run is a community-

Whippoorwill (JOHN LEPORE, PAUL CASSONE AND MATT D'EMIC)

based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome When: Saturday, February 2nd, 9 – 10 a.m. Where: Canarsie Park

SHAPE UP: CARDIO SCULPT

Come exercise with our popular local volunteer! No registration is needed. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 10 – 11a.m. Where: Clinton Hill/Clinton Hill Library (380 Washington Avenue)

MORNING MEDITATIONS

Introduction to simple mindfulness techniques, exercises, and digital apps. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 11a.m. – 12p.m. Where: Brownsville/ Brownsville Library (61 Glenmore Avenue)

MORNING YOGA

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Nightlife YOUNG ADULT FRICTION: AN INDIE + ALT DANCE PARTY A dance party celebrating indie and alternative music both new and old — where headphones can be unplugged and bedroom dancing can be brought onto the floor. Are dark winters wearing you down? Well, grab your worn sweatshirt and your mother’s old skirt and come down to Brooklyn Bazaar for a night of indie pop ecstasy. When: Saturday, February 2nd, 11 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue)

OASIS SINGLES ANNUAL VALENTINE’S EVENT This uplifting evening will feature catered dinner and dessert, music and discussion. OASIS Director Cindy Galdal-Ruperto will share a timely message entitled “Living Out Love.” When: Sunday, February 3rd, 6 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/ Leffert’s Park Church (7524 14th Avenue)

Theatre & Music BACH & GIRA Returning to BAM with its

undulating physicality and fluid footwork, Grupo Corpo brings a pair of dramatically contrasting works— Bach and Gira. Initially created for the 1996 Lyons Dance Biennial, Bach is a playful exercise in perception of what one hears and what one sees. Pederneiras fuses contemporary kinetic movements with flares of regal, classical form. As dancers clad in gold, black, and blue ascend, drop, and hang from giant steel tubes resembling organ pipes, Marco Antônio Guimarães’ score reimagines Bach’s meticulous majesty. Then the ensemble transports the audience to its home country with the dynamic Gira, featuring a first-time collaboration with São Paulo punk-jazz-rock band Metá Metá. The work honors Brazil’s diaspora by invoking potent ritualistic rhythms and movement rooted in the rites of Umbanda—one of the most widely practiced Brazilian religions which combines Candomblé with Catholicism and Kardecism— and serves as the primary source of inspiration for the Gira’s aesthetics. When: Daily through February 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue)

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Tambour Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar 652 5th Ave. at 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 917-1747 Chef Thomas Perone at Tambour Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar tells Faces that he has a new dessert item on the menu – S’mores Double Belgian Chocolate - Toasted Marshmallow, Dulce de Leche, and Graham Cracker. It’s the perfect final course and goes well with a nice dessert wine! www.tambourbar.com

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You can enjoy breakfast all day long at Grand Canyon Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Owners Victor and Cesar are proud of their entire menu and told Faces that customers can enjoy an incredible variety of eggs and omelets made to order. Any style of eggs you want is served with a large portion of home fries and bacon or sausage.

Owner Mark at Clark’s Diner told Faces that one of the most popular items on his menu is a Clark’s Wrap, made with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese and avocado. And customers can choose from a variety of cheeses and can even substitute egg whites if they like. And it’s a wrap you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Clarkdiner@gmail.com

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Three Guys from Brooklyn 6502 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY (718) 748-8340 Three Guys from Brooklyn has freshly made fruit and vegetable platters! Phil tells us that they are offered in a variety of sizes customized to your needs. And only the freshest seasonal fruits and veggies are used in the platters. Three Guys also can fulfill special requests for exotic and tropical items depending on availability. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com

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Sean Casey Animal Rescue has shared these photos of pets up for adoption with us. Sierra is a one-year-old Alaskan Malamute. Sierra was surrendered to us because her owners were unfortunately being evicted. Sierra is a sweet girl that love going out for long walks in the park. Libya is a two-year-old Domestic Short

hair. Libya was found as a stray that was very sick and hungry. She is now all better and ready to find the loving home she deserves. Sean Casey Animal Rescue (718-4365163) is located at 153 East Third St. Sean Casey Animal Rescue (718-4365163) is located at 153 East Third St.

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Bay Ridge’s combination walkway and cycling path runs beside New York Harbor, right along the water’s edge. The promenade is a terrific recreation space. The air smells salty. The scene is serene despite the Belt Parkway’s proximity. There are always plenty of passing ships to scrutinize. You’ll be just fine as long as you bundle up — but we’re not kidding about dressing warmly. It’s often much windier down by the riverside than in the rest of the neighborhood. You can catch glimpses of the VerrazzanoNarrows Bridge from lots of spots in Bay Ridge and random locales further afield, like the Fifth Avenue sidewalk in Sunset Park. The bridge’s towers are 70 stories tall, so they’re hard to miss. Nevertheless, Shore Road Promenade is the ideal place for good long looks at the halfcentury-old bridge. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, as it was called when it opened in November 1964, is named after Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. In 1524, he became the first European to see New York Harbor. Last year, Gov. Cuomo signed legislation that changed the spelling of the bridge’s name to match the explorer’s.

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‘IT IS A CRIME TO BUILD AN UGLY BRIDGE’

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States. Its main span extends for 4,260 feet. The bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island, was one of the Power Broker’s projects. You’ve read the blockbuster biography Robert Caro wrote about New York infrastructure czar Robert Moses, so you know who we mean. Three workers died during its five-year construction, whose intricacies are detailed in Gay Talese’s re-released book called “The Bridge.” The designer was Swiss-born structural engineer Othmar Ammann. He also designed the George Washington Bridge and was in charge of the construction of several other metro-area spans. “It is a crime to build an ugly bridge,” Ammann once said. Amen to that.

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Shore Road Promenade has a couple pedestrian overpasses that allow you to cross the Belt Parkway and gain access to Bay Ridge’s residential streets. The staircases to the overpasses are good vantage points for photographing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, by the way. If you’re inclined to wander, stroll across one of these aerial walkways. You will wind up in Shore Road Park, which is silent in the wintertime but scenic. Various spots in the park are additional vantage points for looking at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. You should return to Shore Road Promenade because of course you’ll want to walk to the end of it. There, you’ll find the 69th Street Pier. In warm weather it’s a popular fishing spot. It’s got a great view of the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan. Its official name is the American Veterans Memorial Pier. Out in the middle of it, there’s a 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture called “Beacon” by artist Robert Ressler. The work, made at Greenpoint’s Bedi-Makky Foundry, honors Brooklyn residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. On 9/11, boats that evacuated survivors of the Twin Towers’ collapse took them to the 69th Street Pier.

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“Singing with Rock Voices has helped me to take risks, follow my passions, and make deeply meaningful friendships.” -Elyse Langer-Smith, shown singing with the Northampton, MA choir

Started seven years ago in Massachusetts, Rock Voices provides a safe space for self expression and community in an increasingly disjointed world; an outlet for the soul. The mission of Rock Voices is “to heal ourselves and others through song.” Therapists often “prescribe” the group as a road back to wellness for clients who are struggling with depression and anxiety, and with good reason. There are precious few opportunities for adults to nd community and make new friends. Rock Voices adds the healing power of music to that mix, and magic happens. Friendships are forged, community forms, and members ride the wave to lives changed for the better. The Brooklyn Heights group will be directed by local performer and music educator Marianne Cheng and will meet Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm at First Unitarian Congregational Society, with the rst rehearsal January 29. Enrollment continues throughout February. Prospective members can sing for up to three weeks before committing. Tuition fees each season are comparable to other classes in the arts, and scholarships are available to those who demonstrate need. Every effort is made to make the choir accessible to all who want it in their lives. Curious? Go to a rehearsal and try it out. Find out if Rock Voices is what has been missing from YOUR life. (Brooklyn not convenient? If you live near Syosset, you can join the brand new chapter there on Thursday nights, starting January 31!) Learn more and pre-register at:  www.RockVoices.com

When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm starting January 29 Where: First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center brings Brooklyn Bridge replica to local school BY JAIME DEJESUS

still remember it. They probably thought it was a good financial decision to buy a toy that I could keep building, but over the years that has proved to be against them a bit. I have a pretty nice collection of Lego at this point.” Science teacher Justin Draycott, who organizes building wide science pro-

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uilding a bridge, brick by brick. It was a Lego-filled day at the Hellenic Classical Charter School, 646 Fifth Avenue, as LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester partnered with the South Slope school to display a massive replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. At the event, held on Fri. Jan. 25, LEGOLAND master builder Willis Reifsnyder presented the bridge that he built, utilizing an elaborate blueprint and around 60,000 Lego pieces. He also watched as several students presented their STEM projects during the school’s fair. Reifsnyder, who has had a passion for Lego since he was a child, started to work for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester this September, and was happy to show off his bridge. “There’s no better place to display the Brooklyn Bridge than here in Brooklyn,” he said. “To be able to bring it to a school, to have the added context of having it here while they’re doing

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Hellenic Classical Charter School students, faculty and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Builder Willis Reifsnyder. their science fair, is really special.” The master builder described the project that he worked on for several months. His rendition of the scale model of the bridge, he said, “Isn’t totally accurate considering the Brooklyn Bridge has a curve to it and how much height is to the road. It was more of trying to replicate the scale model

as much as possible. As I started building archways, I started thinking, how can I alter this to be a better connection here, how can I make it stronger, because making a perfect replica of a smaller model, sometimes there are weaknesses that didn’t show up because some of the archways are not glued whereas the entire scale model was completely glued.”

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Builder Willis Reifsnyder with his Lego version of the Brooklyn Bridge. One of Reifsnyder’s earliest memories is of his parents buying him Legos. “I started building Lego when I was four years old,” he recalled. “My parents got me a shoebox full of Lego bricks from a yard sale. I

gramming, talked about the kids’ reaction and the importance of introducing the longstanding building blocks to them. “It’s very exciting,” he said. “To expose the kids to building, engineering

in combination with their work in science is awesome. I hope maybe to spur a career or future interest. The more exposure, the better.” He added how excited the kids were to see the replica of the bridge. “I think it’s about the engagement and being completely hands on,” Draycott said, stressing the impact Lego has had over the decades. “It’s also for all ages. I’m a parent now and I have a fouryear-old. We started to do Legos together and I think it’s a cool family activity. An hour goes by like nothing. We follow directions. She’s very calm when we build these things. As a teacher and parent, it’s an engaging activity.” Dean of Academics Cathy Kakleas was happy that the day helped kids get excited about the subject. “It just enhances what we are doing here,” she explained. “We are trying get them thinking about STEAM and STEM and the whole education field, while also including girls in this and getting them excited about engineering and designing.”

As traffic accidents increase, calls come for more school crossing guards in District 20 BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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ith local traffic accidents on the rise in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, the community is now calling for increased enforcement in the form of school crossing guards. Councilmember Justin Brannan on Jan. 25 penned a letter to New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill pushing for an increase in the number of school crossing guards assigned to the 68th Precinct, which encompasses both the Ridge and Dyker. His request, Brannan told this paper, came on the heels of a number of calls from constituents,

the letter itself sent just eight days after a total of 17 car accidents took place in 24 hours across the two neighborhoods on Jan. 14. While requests for additional school crossing guards have certainly increased, Brannan argued, the number of those assigned to the 68 fell from 36 in Fiscal Year 2018 to 34 in Fiscal Year 2019. “At the same time, requests for additional school crossing guards increased largely due to the growing school population and changes in pedestrian travel to some new elementary school buildings, Pre-K sites and large-scale additions [to] existing school buildings to accommodate severe overcrowding,” he wrote. “In fact, the schools within this portion of my

Council District remain Among the schools he’s the most overcrowded in asked for coverage near: P.S. the City of New York.” 264, P.S./I.S. 104, Our Lady And he’s right. of Angels Catholic Academy, Schools in District P.S. 102, and more. 20 – which encompasses Specifically, the pol has Borough Park, Bay Ridge, asked that the following Dyker Heights and the spots be granted their own southern section of Sunset school crossing guard: Park as well as the Fort 88th Street at Fourth AveHamilton Army Base – nue; 92nd Street at Fourth have been notoriously Avenue; Fourth Avenue at overcrowded for years. 74th Street; Third Avenue Now, they’re at the top of at 74th Street; 71st Street at Third Avenue; 82nd the list. “As you know, school Street at Ridge Boulevard; crossing guards play an Ovington Avenue at Sevincredibly important role enth Avenue; 12th Avenue in the lives of children by at Ovington Avenue; Bay helping them safely cross Ridge Parkway at Seventh the street at key locations Avenue; 12th Avenue at and there are several ar- 66th Street; 72nd Street eas I feel warrant school at Fourth Avenue; Eighth crossing guard posts that Avenue at 65th Street; 63rd cannot be accommodated Street at Fort Hamilton due to lack of resources,” Parkway; 65th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway; Brannan continued.

11th Avenue at 80th or 81st with city agencies. Street; 65th Street at 10th The Subcommittee on Avenue; Seventh Avenue at Street Safety held its first 65th Street; Fort Hamilton meeting on Jan. 7 and will Parkway at 73rd Street and continue to work to keep Bay Ridge Avenue at Fourth streets safe, Cruz reiterated Avenue. at the board’s general board “I am asking all sites that meeting on Jan. 28. qualify are assigned a Among the subcommitcrossing guard as soon as tee’s duties will be to study humanly possible,” Bran- “problematic intersections” nan pleaded. to see if any action by the Community Board 10 DOT, such as traffic signal officials – who have, in adjustments or new sigthe past, also called for an nage, is warranted, Board increase in school crossing 10 District Manager Joseguards in District 20 – were phine Beckmann said. so concerned about the “We share the councilnumber of recent crashes man’s concerns. We fully that Chairperson Doris support his efforts. We are Cruz took the rare step of very concerned with street forming a special subcom- safety. Our accident nummittee to take a close look bers are high,” Beckmann at the issue. The board rep- told this newspaper earlier resents the interests of the this month. residents of Bay Ridge and Additional reporting by Dyker Heights in dealing Paula Katinas


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Sunset Park “Gotham” actor says goodbye to show after five seasons BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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Sunset Park native says goodbye to Gotham. With the hit FOX show ending after five seasons, J.W. Cortes, a Marine veteran who was born and raised in Sunset Park, and who has played Detective Carlos Alvarez since 2014, saluted the series, and looked back on his part in it. The show takes place in the fictional city of Batman lore and includes his gallery of iconic villains, during Bruce Wayne’s childhood, before he became the city’s vigilante. “I just feel incredibly grateful that I was able to be a part of something that I think will live on for many more years, especially in syndication,” he said. “To be a part of that feels great, and I’m glad and thankful that they kept writing for my character. Obviously, it’s a bittersweet feeling to know that the people you have

grown to love like family, you won’t get to see them as often, and that’s taking a bit of getting used to. But I just have to believe that we will see each other again or work again on something else.” Once he landed the role of Alvarez, his career and life both changed, said Cortes, who used to live on 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, an area that was once known for its rising crime. “It’s affected me how the fans show how much they appreciated catching glimpses of Alvarez over these five seasons,” he explained. “They tell me on social media and I converse with them. They send me fan letters from all over the world. They’ll draw [pictures of] me and they’ll say that they really connect with me because I look like them, especially my fans in Mexico, Latin America, and even parts of Europe. That has been a tremendous opportunity that doesn’t fall lightly on me. I understand the responsibility that I

a highlight. “I worked on a total of 32 episodes,” he said. “It’s hard, but I will say the biggest unexpected response for me and my character is when Alvarez was affected by the Alice Tetch virus and viewers thought I had been killed. They Photos courtesy of J.W. Cortes were sending me messages “Gotham” cast celebrates 100 saying they episodes. were real upset. It was nice that I have as well.” those two didn’t die.” People also recognize have a beauJ.W. Cortes with him when he’s in the street. tiful and ten- Cory Michael Smith’s Grow ing “At least one or two times up in Sunset der moment. Riddler. Park, Cortes a day, people will stop and That was the look at me and say, ‘Man, last scene we shot. The way was always a big fan of the you look just like Detective it all came together, you characters. Alvarez,’” he said. couldn’t have written a bet“I was a huge fan of the One of the most memora- ter scene and we all hugged original Batman with Adam ble moments of his time on and cried and laughed and West,” he said. “The Joker “Gotham” was the final scene partied, but it was as beau- was obviously played by a Puerto Rican actor, Cesar of the show. tiful a send-off as anything Romero. He was phenome“There’s a really special I could’ve even imagined.” moment between Morena nal. Fast forward to all the Throughout the five modern seasons, there have been renditions of the Baccarin and Ben McKenzie,” great moments for Cortes Cortes said. “I don’t want to story. I’m a tremendous fan give away any spoilers but but it was tough to pinpoint of Batman and Punisher. I

collected comics. I’d go to Ninth Street and Sixth Avenue, and spend my allowance money on comic books. I believe in the power of them too. They can give us some sort of hope sometimes.” Although his role was fulfilling, Cortes likes to focus on giving back to the community. “What really fills my heart is when I was principal for the day at Charles Dewey Middle School,” he said. In addition, he recalled, “I got to visit St. Jude’s Children Hospital.” Also, he said, “I’ve given commencement speeches at some of the schools that I went to. That and seeing the young kids who will hopefully carry that message with them, that is far more rewarding than anything I do on any set. And being from Sunset, where there aren’t that many people working on television, I hope they look to me and say, ‘Wow. He’s one of us.’” “Gotham” airs on FOX Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Brooklyn Chapter of BNI Hosts Party for a Good Cause BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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t was a night to celebrate the achievements of Business Networking International’s (BNI) Morning Money Maker (MMM) Chapter in Brooklyn with a throwback disco-themed dance party that filled the room at Cebu Bar & Bistro at 8801 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge. The event was co-hosted by BNI-MMM Chapter President Brian Chin and coordinator Walter Ochoa. Chin is the branch manager-vice president of Northfield Bank and Ochoa owns the homecare agency Right at Home. “The BNI Morning Money Makers Chapter is a group of business professionals that meet every week for the purpose of referring business to each other,” Chin explained. “The chapter has done over $3 million in closed business so far. BNI’s Mission is to help people increase their business through a word-of-mouth

marketing program.” The leadership team consist of Chin, Vice-President Maria Ingardia-Brody and Secretary-Treasurer Jennifer Santo. The MMM Chapter was founded 10 years ago by Re/ Max Elite Real Estate Associate Broker and Realtor Julie Thum. “I have made so many great connections which also wonderfully turned into friendships,” Thum told this paper. “These are the people whom I can honestly trust with my referrals and at the same time with whom I have a strong enough bond to ask for their help when I need it and they’ll always be there for me. That’s what our MMM chapter means to me.” There was a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds earmarked for Cancer Can’t Kill Love and Holy Cross Brooklyn Outreach Center, two local charitable organizations. Cancer Can’t Kill Love began in November, 2013, following the death of Managing/Digital Editor of the

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Maria Vasaka-Monioudis of Holy Cross Brooklyn Outreach Center and Meaghan McGoldrick, lead organizer of Cancer Can’t Kill Love, hold $500 checks from the BNI-MMM fundraiser with BNI’s Walter Ochoa and Brian Chin. Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator Meaghan McGoldrick’s mother, Joanne, who succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia just five years after McGoldrick’s father, John Patrick “Butch” McGoldrick, died of asbestos-triggered lung cancer brought on by his work at

Ground Zero. McGoldrick attended the event and explained that this past year’s benefit had helped raise $25,000, with the bulk of the donations going to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and that overall the organization has raised

close to $75,000 in the fight prepare home-cooked meals against cancer. for delivery. Board member “By 22, I had lost both my Maria Vasaka-Monioudis parents to cancer,” McGol- was there to represent the drick said. “My friends got organization. together and said, ‘what “We started our homeless can we do?’ So they threw ministry about 11 years ago a party in the back of the in March,” she recalled. Hideout on Fifth Avenue. “We got together and made We raised $1,000 which some sandwiches in food was supposed to be for me, bags. I’ll never forget it was but I didn’t want to take the a cold day in March, one of money so I donated half of those icy, rainy days. We it and since then we’ve kept went into the city and went it going. This coming Sept. to a church where there 21, we will be holding our a lot of boxes all around. seventh annual event at We wondered where the Gjoa Club at 850 62nd St.” homeless people were and Holy Cross Brooklyn found them living in the Outreach Center was es- boxes. . . And since then tablished in 2013 as a char- we’ve been going every itable organization open to month to bring food to the all communities in order homeless. We’ve given out to promote philanthropy over 45,000 meals and our throughout the borough goal is to open up an outreach center in Brooklyn and New York City. where they can come and Its current programs include the Homeless Mid- get a hot meal more than night Run and Outreach on once month.” the Go. For the Homeless According to Chin, this Midnight Run, the organi- was the first time the BNIzation prepares sandwiches MMM Chapter recognized and food packages to distrib- local charities, with each ute to the homeless. For Out- receiving over $500 from reach on the Go, volunteers the fundraising effort.


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confederate waited outside and acted as a lookout. Cops say that approximately $200 cash was taken from the cash register. The two suspects are both Hispanic. The one who actually entered the bakery is described by police as 30 to 40 years of age, with a thin build, and approximately 6’5” in height. The second, who acted as lookout, is described as being 20 to 25 years old, and wearing a baseball cap under a hooded sweatshirt.

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BRIEFS PARENTS FIGHT DE BLASIO EFFORT TO CHANGE ELITE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS BY PAULA KATINAS

As for the system’s intrinsic unfairness, “As it stands right now, people living in million-dollar brownstones in Park Slope omeowners in parts of Brooklyn got have lower effective property tax rates than one hell of a shock this past week homeowners in my district and that is just when they opened an envelope from unacceptable,” Brannan said. “The hardthe Dept. of Finance that contained their working people of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Notice of Property Value (NOPV). Bath Beach and Bensonhurst are right up “I’m pretty sure you could hear the there with those hit the hardest by our blood-curdling screams from outer space busted property tax system. This reform last night as people came home to their new effort needs to be about bringing fairness, property tax notices,” City Councilmember simplicity and sanity to our system.” Justin Brannan told this paper. “We all know Brannan is not alone in voicing his opinour property tax system is badly broken. It’s ion on property tax reform. Assemblymemoutdated, completely unfair and excessively ber Nicole Malliotakis has also been a vocal complicated. You shouldn’t need a Master’s de- advocate for reforming New York City’s gree in trigonometry to understand this stuff.” property tax structure and establishing a In an effort to help his constituents tax cap. She even created a petition to fight decipher their tax notification, Brannan is for New York City’s inclusion. literally begging taxpayers to call his office “While the residents of other municipaliin order to help them better understand or ties in the state have been protected by the challenge their notices. two percent cap on their property tax levy, “PLEASE call my office if you want to New York City’s levy has increased by a challenge your market value, your tax class, whopping 44 percent in the last five years,” property description or other information Malliotakis said. “The city must impose a on your Notice of Property Value,” Brannan cap so our residents aren’t forced to leave implored. the communities they call home.”

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The protest outside Christa McAuliffe Intermediate School. percent of the population in elite high schools, according to the Department of Education. On one front, parents are urging the state legislature to reject a proposal by de Blasio to phase out the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), the sole standard used to gain admission into the city’s elite high schools like Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant in favor of a system under which the top students in each of the city’s middle schools would be allowed to enroll in specialized high schools. Eliminating the exam would require state legislation. On a second front, parents have filed a federal lawsuit to stop de Blasio from moving ahead with

his plan to change Discovery, a city program that offers academic services to middle school youngsters from low-income families who just barely miss the cutoff point for the SHSAT. The mayor would not need the state legislature’s permission to expand Discovery to ensure that 20 percent of the seats at each specialized high school would be held for Discovery students. The eligibility criteria will also be adjusted to target students attending higher poverty schools. As a result, Black and Hispanic student enrollment in specialized high schools would nearly double, going from nine to 16 percent, according to the de Blasio administration.

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arents who are opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plans to overhaul the admissions standards in the city’s elite high schools are battling the mayor on two fronts. A group of parents held a press conference outside Christa McAuliffe Intermediate School in Dyker Heights on Jan. 25 to denounce de Blasio’s plans. The parents were joined by Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. The mayor has publicly stated that he is looking to increase diversity in the specialized high schools so that more African-American and Latino students can gain admission. But Asian-American parents charged that the changes he is pushing would unfairly hurt their kids, who currently make up 62 percent of the students in the top schools. A f r ic a n-A m er ic a n s and Latinos make up 68 percent of the overall student population of the city’s schools, but just nine

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bortion rights advocates expressed joy and relief at the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in the state legislature, while anti-abortion activists lamented the new law codifying the protections contained in Roe v. Wade. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) into law almost immediately after the bill’s passage on Jan. 22, the 46th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortion. The RHA includes the following provisions: • It moves abortion from the state’s criminal law to its public health law. • It incorporates the protections of Roe v. Wade into New York State law and ensures that New Yorkers can access care throughout a pregnancy when their health or life is

endangered, or the pregnancy is not viable. • It clarifies that trained health care providers acting within their scope of practice can provide abortion care. Planned Parenthood New York said the latter provision is crucial, because it ensures that New Yorkers will have access to early and safe abortions. “Abortion is health care, not a crime,” said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City’s health commissioner. “Women have a fundamental right to manage their reproductive health, including access to comprehensive health services, education and contraception, as well as safe abortions.” But, the New York State Right to Life Committee posted a position paper on its website years ago charging that the RHA would “impose an extreme abortion agenda on all New Yorkers.” The number of abortions performed in New York State is “a calamity,” according to the Right to Life Committee.

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MIKE LONG STEPS DOWN AS CONSERVATIVE PARTY CHAIR BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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n a move that took his party’s leaders by surprise, Mike Long, who has served as chairperson of the New York State Conservative Party for 30 years, suddenly announced on Jan. 28 that he was stepping down from his post. Long, 78, made his

announcement at the con- but that he firmly believed clusion of the 52nd Annual “the time has come for me to Conservative Party Political step away as chairman” and Action Conference in up- that he felt “the time for new state New York, a mini-con- leadership is upon us. vention during which party Jerry Kassar, who stepped leaders from all over the down last year as chairstate hear presentations person of the Brooklyn from elected officials and Conservative Party, has candidates, and map out the expressed a strong interest party’s agenda for the year. in becoming the next state Long told party leaders chairperson, according to that he had “a heavy heart,” sources.”

RIDGE RALLY AGAINST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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group of anti-abortion demonstrators held a protest rally against the ebrooklynmedia/Photo by Arthur De Gaeta state’s new Reproductive Freedom Act across the street from a ceremony in Anti-abortion protesters outside which one of the bill’s co-sponsors was Fort Hamilton High School. taking his oath of office on Jan. 27. Former Republican state Sen. Marty signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Golden was among the dozens of protest- on Jan. 22 that codifies for New Yorkers ers standing at Shore Road and 83rd Street, the protections contained in the U.S. Suacross the street from Fort Hamilton High preme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade School, where Democratic state Sen. An- decision allowing abortion. drew Gounardes was celebrating an oath But abortion opponents charged that of office ceremony in front of hundreds of the new law would allow abortions in the ninth month of pregnancy. people in the auditorium. Gounardes defeated Golden in The Jan. 27 protest was billed as November. “Pro-Women, Pro-Child, Pro-Life” on a flier Gounardes was a co-sponsor of the posted on social media sites like Facebook Reproductive Health Act (RHA), a bill and Twitter.


Week of February 1-7, 2019 • EAGLE NEWS MEDIA-- A SECTION OF HOME REPORTER AND BROOKLYN SPECTATOR • 13

Law allows defeated candidates to keep campaign funds BY PAULA KATINAS

future political campaigns. “Yes, they can use the funds to run for office again,” he told this newspaper. Golden, an eight-term incumbent, lost to Gounardes, a Bay Ridge lawyer who served as Borough President Eric Adams’ chief counsel, in a hotly contested election in November in the 22nd Senate District. The district includes all or parts of several Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park.

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ven though he lost to Democrat Andrew Gounardes in November, former Republican state Sen. Marty Golden is still holding onto a campaign war chest worth nearly $270,000, according to campaign finance filings. And it’s perfectly legal, the New York State Board of Elections said. Under state law, candidates, even those who lost their elections, are allowed to keep the money donated to their campaigns. They’re even allowed to spend the funds any way they wish, with one notable exception. They are not permitted to dip into the campaign funds for personal use like spending it on vacations or buying new cars. “There is no requirement that candidates dispose of their campaign funds in any specific way unless they die, and even then the treasurer has two years to dispose

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Former state Sen. Marty Golden is one of several losing candidates who get to keep their campaign contributions. of the funds and close the committee,” John Conklin, public information director for the New York State Board of Elections, told this newspaper via email. “The only restrictions on the use

of funds is Section 14-130, which prohibits the funds from being converted to a personal use.” Conklin said candidates are also permitted to keep the stash of cash to use for

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Fontbonne co-captains Winter Charles (#50), Jill Howard (#12) and Allie Bartholomeo (#10) along with Kearney co-captains Casey O’Shaughnessy and Kathleen Egan (left to right) pose before their game. Fontbonne’s Charles scored a career-high 27 points along with 17 rebounds; while Kearney’s O’Shaughnessy scored a game-high 33 points in the 65-51 Fontbonne win.

Fontbonne tops Kearney for the “W” BY JIM DOLAN FONTBONNE 65 BISHOP KEARNEY 51 fter a comeback win to beat Kearney 51-47 in December’s Monsignor King Holiday Tournament, this would be the first regular season meeting of these long-time Brooklyn rivals. After Fontbonne took a 17-12 first quarter lead to start the game, Kearney’s Casey O’Shaughnessy

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slashed her way through the Bonnies’ defense with her patented dribble-drive to the basket to emerge once again as the game’s high scorer with 33 points. Midway in the second quarter, O’Shaughnessy made a critical steal and converted with a lay-up for a 21-21 tie. However, Chloe Murphy’s (13 points) three-point basket and subsequent lay-up allowed Fontbonne to regain the lead, 32-26 at the half.

To begin the second half, Fontbonne took over the game as Winter Charles (27 points and 17 rebounds) scored from down low and rebounded Kearney’s misses for the Bonnies to go on a 15-7 run to reach a 47-33 third quarter lead. Jill Howard (11 points) helped teammate Charles control the boards in the final quarter, while O’Shaughnessy’s final 13 points fell short to close the gap for the 65-51 Fontbonne win.

Bklyner was the first to report on Golden’s leftover campaign contributions. Golden spent $44,616 during his last month in office, mostly settling debts like accountants’ fees and paying the bill at the Bay Ridge Manor, the catering hall at 474 76th St. owned by one of his siblings. Golden held events at the Bay Ridge Manor regularly during his years in office. His election night party there cost $4,778, which he paid before leaving office at the end of December. Another vanquished

lawmaker, Jesse Hamilton, who lost the primary in September to fellow Democrat Zellnor Myrie in the 20th Senate District, had $16,419 left in campaign funds when all was said and done. The district takes in parts of Crown Heights, Park Slope and Sunset Park. Former state Sen. Martin Dilan was defeated in the Democratic primary by upstart Julia Salazar in the 18th Senate District -- which encompasses Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint, but had $118,197 left in campaign funds at the end.

Bay Ridge Woman, 88, Dies After Being Pinned Under Car in Parking Garage BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@ BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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ighty-Eight year old Alba Mazza, an Italian-American musician, died after being pinned beneath her SUV in the parking garage of her apartment at 115 96th St. in Bay Ridge. A woman walking her dog down 96th Street between Shore Road and Marine Avenue on Saturday night at approximately 5:45 p.m. stumbled upon what would soon become a nightmare scene with over a dozen fire trucks, police vehicles and ambulances. Natalie Hale was waiting to be picked up by a friend. “I was just walking my dog when I saw the car with its driver door wide open and the engine was running,” Hale told this paper. “It was parked and then slowly started moving into the garage. It just kept driving and I got scared that it was going to explode or something.” Hale called 911 and described what she had seen. “I told them that there was nobody in the car and I heard loud classical music playing from inside the car.” At first Hale was scared to move closer, but ultimately watched the vehicle begin to go down the driveway. “People were just walking by and nobody did

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First responder arriving at 115 96th Street after woman was trapped beneath her SUV.

Police and Firefighters work to lift the vehicle off the woman pinned beneath it. anything,” Hale continued. And then it goes through the garage door and keeps going. I just didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t see the woman at first and I thought should I go and try to stop the car, maybe put the brake on the car but I didn’t know what to do.” After the car had stopped, Hale spotted a foot sticking out from underneath the vehicle and was shaken by the sight. By 6 p.m. 96th Street was completely closed off between Shore Road and Marine Avenue. The police and firefighters were

able to extricate Mazza from the vehicle. She was already in cardiac arrest and taken to NYU Langone-Brooklyn (Lutheran) Hospital where was later pronounced dead. Councilmember Justin Brannan reacted to questions about the incident on Facebook, by posting that an “Elderly woman got out of her car to open the garage door. Car wasn’t in park and it ran her over. She died at the hospital. Freak accident. So heartbreaking.” An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that Mazza had driven her 2018 Hyundai Kona SUV up to the parking garage door, left the vehicle to unlock the garage door and was then run over by the vehicle. While it appears to be accidental, the spokesperson added that the incident is still under investigation. The Bensonhurst-born Mazza was a renowned musician whose passion was performing and preserving Italian music.


14• HOME REPORTER • Week of February 1-7, 2019

2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES

SUMMONS IN TAX LIEN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS - NYCTL 2017-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 2017-A TRUST, Plaintiffs, against UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF FLORIDA HILL, if living, et. al., Defendants. Index No. 504868/18. To the above named Defendants -YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty days after service is completed if the summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Plaintiffs designate Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county in which the property a lien upon which is being foreclosed is situated. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Mark I. Partnow, J.S.C., dated November 26, 2018. The object of this action is to foreclose a New York City Tax Lien covering the premises located at Block 3285 Lot 65 on the Tax Map of Kings County and is also known 1187 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Dated: January 10, 2019 BRONSTER LLP, Attorney for Plaintiffs, NYCTL 2017A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 2017-A TRUST, By: Josef F. Abt, Esq. 156 West 56 th Street, Suite 1801 New York, NY 10019 (212) 558-9300 #166640

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS INDEX NO. 507320/2018 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-1, Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. JASPER BLACKETTE, JR. AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF VILMA BLACKETT; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF VILMA BLACKETT, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors,

administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; THE BROOKLYN UNION GAS COMPANY DBA KEYSPAN ENERGY DEL; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE-DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; DARNELL MOORE; JOHN DOE #1 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #2 (REFUSED) SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 685 SHEFFIELD AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11207 District: Section: Block: 4298 Lot: 59 NAME); JOHN DOE #3 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #4 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #5 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #6 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #7 (REFUSED NAME); JOHN DOE #8 (REFUSED NAME), JOHN DOE #10” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being ctitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the Subject Property described in the Complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiffs Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $425,000.00 and interest, recorded on December 15, 2006, at Liber 2006000690009 of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 685 SHEFFIELD AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11207. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further informa-

tion on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: HEDVA D. HAVIV, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 #166712

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS INDEX NO. 513379/2017 Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property Mortgaged Premises: 404 LINDEN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11237 Block: 3338 Lot: 18 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GRACE LOURENCO, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MARIA A. LOURENCO A/K/A MARIA LOURENCO, if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specic lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specic lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff., NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, & JOHN DOE #1 through JOHN DOE #12 the last twelve names being ctitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended

being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiffs Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $65,000.00 and interest, recorded on May 5, 2005, in Ofcial Record CRFN 2005000263136, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 404 LINDEN STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11237. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said country. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: IRINA DULARIDZE. ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 #166710

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION Supreme Court of The State Of New York County of Kings Action to Foreclose a Mortgage INDEX #: 502744/2015 Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff, vs David Anderson As Heir At Law And Next Of Kin Of Freda Suber; Elizabeth Suber As Heir At Law And Next Of Kin Of Freda Suber; John Doe 1 Through 50; Jane Doe 1 Through 50, Intending To Be The Unknown Heirs, Distributes, Devisees, Grant-

ees, Trustees, Lienors, Creditors, And Assignees Of The Estate Of Freda Suber Who Was Born In 1939 And Died On December 23, 2013, A Resident Of Kings County, Whose Last Known Address Was 3748 Bayview Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235, Their Successors In Interest If Any Of The Aforesaid Defendants Be Deceased, Their Respective Heirs At Law, Next Of Kin, And Successors In Interest Of The Aforesaid Classes Of Person, If They Or Any Of Them Be Dead, And Their Respective Husbands, Wives Or Widows, If Any, All Of Whom And Whose Names And Places Of Residence Are Unknown To The Plaintiff; Willie Suber, Jr. As Heir At Law And Next Of Kin Of Freda Suber; America Express; Criminal Court Of The City Of New York; Heritage Asset Management Inc.; Nancy T. Sunshine - Commissioner Of Jurors; New York City Environmental Control Board; New York City Parking Violations Bureau; New York City Transit Adjudication Bureau; New York State Department Of Taxation & Finance; Sentry Dairyland Insurance Co; United States Of America - Internal Revenue Service; United States Of America O/B/O Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development; “John Does” And “Jane Does”, Said Names Being Fictitious, Parties Intended Being Possible Tenants Or Occupants Of Premises And Corporation, Other Entities Or Persons Who Have, Claim, Or May Claim, A Lien Against, Or Other Interest In The Premises. Defendant(s). Mortgaged Premises: 3748 Bayview Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 BL #: 6956 - 15 To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an ofce for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Kings. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. TO David Anderson, Unknown Heirs Defendants In this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursu-

ant to an order of HON. Mark I. Partnow of the Supreme Court of The State Of New York, dated the Twenty-Third day of January 2019 and led with the Complaint in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, in the City of Brooklyn. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, dated November 19, 2008, executed by Freda Suber to World Alliance Financial Corp. and recorded in CRFN: 2008000477511 in the County of Kings on December 16, 2008. Thereafter the aforesaid instruments were assigned to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Bank of America, National Association by assignment of mortgage dated April 9,2010 and recorded on May 6, 2010 in the County of Kings in CRFN 2010000152183. Thereafter the aforesaid instruments were assigned to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC D/B/A Champion Mortgage Company by assignment of mortgage dated November 13, 2013 and recorded on March 19, 2014 in the County of Kings in CRFN: 2014000096005. Thereafter the aforesaid instruments were assigned to Bank of America, National Association by assignment of mortgage dated August 4, 2014 and recorded on January 8, 2015 in the County of Kings in CRFN: 2015000008982. 3748 BAYVIEW AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11224 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered, and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: January 25, 2019 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law rm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 61164 #166999

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Pair of perps being sought in Bensonhurst bodega robbery BY HELEN KLEIN HKLEIN@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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he search is on for a dastardly duo that held up a Bensonhurst convenience store earlier this month. According to the police, the pair stole $400 from a grocery on 18th Avenue near 66th Street, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 6. Cops say the two men, both Caucasians about 30 years old, entered the store and, while one acted as a lookout, the other demanded money as he pointed a black revolver at the 22-year-old clerk, who handed over the cash, whereupon the duo took off, on foot, eastbound on 66th Street. According to the NYPD, one of the men is approximately 160 pounds and 5’6” tall, and wore glasses. He was last seen in a black jacket, blue jeans, a red bandana and brown work boots. The other suspect is described as approximately 165 pounds and 5’8” in height. He was last seen in a black jacket, a white hooded sweatshirt, white gloves, blue jeans and black sneakers. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Surveillance images of the suspects.

2ND DEPARTMENT / NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS 11238 HENDY AND ASSOCIATES, LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: HENDY AND ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/20/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Henrietta Hendy & Emerson Atkins, 459 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166246

MIDWIG PRODUCTIONS LLC MIDWIG PRODUCTIONS LLC, Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 12/13/2018. Ofce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 327 Van Brunt St. Apt 2, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #166079

SOUNDS BROOKLYN LLC Notice of formation of SOUNDS

11203 HENRY’S FAMILY

BROOKLYN LLC Arts. of Org.

DAY CARE LLC

led with the Sect’y of State of

Notice of formation of limited li-

NY (SSNY) on 9/6/2018. Of-

ability company (LLC). Name:

ce location, County of Kings.

HENRY’S FAMILY DAY CARE

SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be

LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of

served. SSNY shall mail pro-

New York (SSNY) on 9/7/2018.

cess to: The LLC, 80 Riverside

NY ofce location: Kings Coun-

Blvd., Ste. 21C, NY, NY 10069.

ty. SSNY has been designat-

Purpose: any lawful act. #166401

STAT FRUIT LLC

ed as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may

Stat Fruit LLC Arts of Org led

be served. The post ofce ad-

with NY Sec of State (SSNY)

dress to which the SSNY shall

on 1/17/19. Ofce: Kings Coun-

mail a copy of any process

ty. SSNY designated as agent

against the LLC served upon

of LLC upon whom process

him/her is Pamela Henry 830

may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2201 59th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204. General

Lenox Road Brooklyn, NY, 11203. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

Purposes. #166936

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11213 YANA C. EVENTS LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: YANA C. EVENTS LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/17/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Yana C. Events LLC, 921 Montgomery St., Apt. E2 Brooklyn, NY, 11213. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166290

11215 CFBK PROPERTIES LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: CFBK PROPERTIES LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/08/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Christian Michel 674 6th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166379

2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2006-AM3, MORTGAGE PASS- THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AM3, V. CORDELL MATTHEWS, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2014, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2006-AM3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-

AM3 is the Plaintiff and CORDELL MATTHEWS, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on February 7, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1706 DEAN STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11213: Block 1348, Lot 30: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, KINGS COUNTY, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 012915/2010. Lyle F. Silversmith, Esq., Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. #166203

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