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Love Lane:The Most Romantic Street in B’klyn Rascally street Cupids surreptitiously graﬃti a Valentine’s heart on a wall in Brooklyn Heights bearing the street name Love Lane. See page 2.
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The Most Romantic Street In Brooklyn By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press
Just one block long, Love Lane may be the sweetest lane in Brooklyn Heights. The little byway connects Henry Street to Hicks Street, and dates back to the earliest days of the city. There are several stories about how the street, which once crossed several blocks of the Heights to the East River, got its name.
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ABOVE: This small section of Martin’s Map of the City of Brooklyn, 1834, shows a much longer Love Lane than exists today in Brooklyn Heights. Love Lane today is only one block long, except for a section quietly preserved as greenspace. Courtesy Robert Furman Collection According to Ephemeral New York, the former carriageway has a long history as a place for romance. In pre-Colonial times, it is said to have been an Indian trail leading to the East River. When the Dutch arrived, it became a “popular path for romantic walks.” Ephemeral New York quotes the fanciful description of the lane published in an 1894 New York Times article: “The oldest residents can remember a time when there was a cool and shady path leading down ‘Lover’s Lane,’ where plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch maidens, with their sweethearts, meandered on summer evenings out through the turnstile and down the grassy bank to the water’s edge.” According to Robert Furman’s “Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America's First Suburb,” around 1800 Sarah De Bevoise, a young resident of the block, was so alluring that young men from the area cut love poems to her in the fence around the family’s house, turning the passageway into a lane of love. The Daily News has a less delicate take on the walkway: “Love Lane takes its name because it was a popular necking area where men would park their carriages in the 1880s before dropping their girlfriends off at the all-girls college
[Brooklyn Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies] around the corner.” And even though Love Lane, over time, became truncated (like love often is, alas), a one-block section from its bucolic past has been preserved. In a story for the Brooklyn Eagle in 2016, reporter Lore Croghan wrote: “There’s a patch of sylvan greenery that runs alongside a handsome carriage house at 151 Willow St. The green oasis is situated on land that long, long ago was an extension of a sweet little street called Love Lane.” Croghan said the greenspace was protected from development “by the thoughtful actions of two of the heroes of New York City landmarking, Otis and Nancy Pearsall. “In 1977, the couple, whose house is just down the block, purchased the carriage house and the vacant land,” Croghan reports. “And they drew up ‘preservation easements’ that forbid the construction of new buildings or changes to the landscaping without the approval of the New York Landmarks Conservancy.” So in some small, secret way, in Brooklyn Heights, the cool and shady path of love is forever.
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New Utrecht High School, 1601 80th St., hosted its 27th annual Lunar New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Pig, but with a twist. On Fri. Feb. 8, the school worked together with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and Edward R. Murrow High School for the first joint-school Lunar New Year celebration in Brooklyn. See brooklynreporter.com for the full story.
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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 N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)
JOHN MONTI: HEARTS AND STEMS
A solo show of sculpture by John Monti. In this exhibition Monti brings the entire gallery space into play
with a profuse installation of wall-mounted sculptures of hearts and flowers. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
BRIC BIENNIAL: VOLUME III, SOUTH BROOKLYN EDITION This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge, highlighting the significance of Brooklyn as a place where artists create work and develop their careers. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th, Tue-Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
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)
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. When: Through February 17th Where: Gowanus/MF Gallery (213 Bond Street)
ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: CHERYL MOLNAR SOLO The artist’s process begins with documentation: Molnar photographs locations newly traveled and wellknown and loved. These photographs are digitally stitched together, combining landscapes with structures from various “memories.” This is the way we experience memories: we confuse the place and time, the structures bleed together, places patched together in our minds the way Molnar
collages photographs, like concretized memories. These are the improbable landscapes of our memory, given physical shape. On view for “The Architecture of Memory” will be recent collaged paintings on panel as well as small-scale editioned work that reveal much of the early stages of her process, much like “sketches” but done through photographs and digital manipulation. When: By appointment only through February 22nd Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street)
BONNIE COLLURA: PRINCE Bonnie Collura’s sculptural installation Prince critiques our culture’s pattern of repeating iconic characters, gestures, and polarizing traits to create heroes. In her ongoing project, Collura interprets the Prince figure as an amalgamation of four archetypal male characters from history, religion, and popular culture: Jesus, St. Sebastian, C-3PO (the droid from Star Wars), and Abraham Lincoln. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through February 24th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)
ONLY THE BEST
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Fresh Masters: The UrbanGlass MFA Exhibition will be on exhibit through March 9th at Urban Glass. As soon as you walk in, what seems like a particularly melodious cacophony of photographs, gives way to a configuration that takes the spectator through them organically. Each artist’s unparalleled point of view comes through. Part of this season’s exploration of thematic approaches to collecting, Only The Best highlights new or unexhibited pieces by gallery artists, and takes its name from the Baron Von Fancy piece that both announces and critiques the exhibition. There are certain qualities particular to photography, and each of these artists is addressing one if not more. Fred Cray uses the photographic materials to confound and to repeat elements. This piece is literally collaged, with a cut-
out moon placed adjacent to the original print. Both hover over a silhouetted dog. David Brandon Geeting continues his still lifes that look like collages, but aren’t. S.B. Walker’s contribution is a landscape that persists in appearing like something else. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through February 28th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden Inc (91 Water Street)
IN WHICH WE ALL KISS SOMETHING SECRETLY A collaborative exhibition, this show combines photo light-boxes, created by photographer Maria Mercedes Martinez, with poetry by Denver Butson. When: Saturdays through March 2nd, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court
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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)
ON PLANE VIEW Showcasing the photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. Doug Fogelson’s ‘Forms and Records’, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their representation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes seven unique silver gelatin photograms and six-color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple
exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)
A SOUND OF LIGHT, APPEARING AROUND THE BEND In this all-encompassing maze-like installation by Barbara Campisi, LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent ‘walls’, confounding any sense of orientation. The viewers, as they walk inside the piece, complete it through their process of discovery. During performances, dancers wearing lights move through and activate the light-based artwork, creating moving lines of light. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 16th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place)
UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS New York’s transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th
through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. When: Tuesdays – Sundays through March 17th, TuesdayFriday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St)
WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS
What does it mean to be in love? For eight years, in images, writing and life, plain and simple, we have tried to tease out the answer. Love is a cliche, an idea so easy to imagine but impossible to grasp. Like an overripe fruit, it collapses with a bit of pressure into cloying sweetness and the faint sense of something lost. At its most basic, falling in love means cleaving away something of yourself and becoming something else. It’s painful and hard, but also carries the potential for
profound transformation. When We Were Strangers is the first part of a lifelong project deconstructing love through the prism of our relationship. This first chapter is a love poem of sorts, one that charts what happens when two people attempt to become something more and less 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)
NICHOLAS GALANIN: THE VALUE OF SHARPNESS
Nicholas Galanin offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. For “The Value of Sharpness: When It Falls,”
Galanin has created sixty porcelain hatchets, which are suspended from the gallery ceiling. When: Thursdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 2 – 6 p.m., Where: Park Slope/Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street)
ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD The paintings are part of an unfolding and evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, grief, and the middle passage within a spatial domain. Enrico Riley challenges viewers to decipher and contextualize his work’s fractured narratives. For many Americans, exposure to the plethora of recent media examples of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has blurred the boundaries between the historical record with which our country is so familiar and the problems still facing contemporary culture today. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Avenue)
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based photojournalist Cinthya Santos Briones has photographed undocumented migrants who face orders of deportation. By taking up asylum in houses of worship, often for indefinite periods of time, these individuals and their families have found both a refuge and a provisional prison. Santos Briones’ photographs are an intimate depiction of living in a state of uncertainty. Rather than present portraits of people in hopeless situations, she has chosen to convey the universal routines of their everyday lives. Birthdays are celebrated, siblings tease one another, and meals are shared. When: Daily through April 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
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 Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING
THE OLD STONE HOUSE: WITNESS TO WAR
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
A self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues
relevant in today’s world. When: Saturdays & Sundays through August, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)
BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM
This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement — ordinary residents, black and white — who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn's abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
Books & Readings
A LOVE LETTER READING VII
Oleariam’s A Love Letter Reading invites participants to share personal, unsent
letters as a form of release. The love shared is not limited and all types of emotions are welcomed to be expressed. The night offers a safe and inclusive space, inviting vulnerable actions, words, and art. Performers for A Love Letter Reading VII will be artists of various mediums, based in the local area as well as traveling from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Oleariam invites audience members to bring their personal, written letters for a transformative installation within the event space. When: Thursday, February 14th, 7 – 10 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Powrplnt (562 Evergreen Avenue)
BROOKLYN WRITERS SPACE READING SERIES
The Brooklyn Writers Space’s monthly reading series features works and works-in-progress from community members who help give our borough its literary reputation. Our February installment features Icelandic author Bjorn Halldorsson (Misdemeanours), playwright Stephen Aubrey (The Assembly), and Lena Valencia (One Story), Alexander Wilson. When: Friday, February 15th, 7 p.m. Where: Park Slope/ Community Bookstore (143
ESMÉ WEIJUN WANG: THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS W/ ALICE SOLA KIM
In The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang details her journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood. Written with a sharp analytic eye, which she honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, these essays range from exploring the depths of a rare form of psychosis to how she uses fashion to present as highfunctioning; from the failures of the higher education system to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books are Magic (225 Smith Street)
TIME FLOWS LIKE A RIVER AMIT CHAUDHURI AND JAMES WOOD
Amit Chaudhuri takes up the question of the divide between fiction and nonfiction, novel and memoir in Friend of My Youth (NYRB), the story of a house and a city told through geography, history, politics, and fable. New Yorker critic, essayist and novelist, James Wood (Upstate, 2018)
has written extensively about Amit Chaudhuri’s work and this will be their first public conversation. Chaudhuri is also a critically acclaimed singer in the North Indian classical tradition. He will perform two of his own compositions, accompanied by guitarist Phil Robson, prefacing the music with remarks that connect his music to his writing and life. When: Wednesday, February 20th, 7 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Center for Fiction (15 Lafayette Avenue)
Educational WINTER TREE ID WALK
Join Sam Bishop, Education Director and Arborist for Trees New York, and Ashleigh Pettus, Operations Manager for Trees New York, to learn how to identify some of the common conifers of Green-Wood and New York City. Learn how to use needles and cones to help with identification, the role that conifers play in the urban environment, and how different varieties of conifers can have a place in any urban garden. When: Sunday, February 17th, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
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SERVICES Affordable housing lottery applications, rent freezes for seniors or disabled, credit counseling, tenant rights, legal assistance etc. When: Thursday, February 14th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Flatbush/NHS Brooklyn (2806 Church Avenue)
MAD LOVE: ART AND PARTNERSHIP They say love is a many splendored thing, but when it comes to art it can mean the whole world. The quest to find partnership in the form of your artistic equal has helped to create some of the most amazing and sometimes tumultuous stories in all of art history. From Frida and Diego, to Rausenberg and Johns to the many loves of Max Ernst, we will explore several partnerships that helped change the art world forever. When: Monday, February
18th, 8:30 – 10 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)
BUILD THE BLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING AND SAFETY MEETING/BAY RIDGE/ DYKER HEIGHTS The 68th Precinct Sector B invite you to a discussion of the public safety challenges in your neighborhood. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/ St. George Community Venter (6209 11th Avenue)
Family Fun LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH BA BAN CHINESE MUSIC SOCIETY “Red” is the traditional Chinese color. It is the color of “happiness.” It is the color of Lunar New Year. Developed from a story line of how the
Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year, this program is both entertaining and informative. Along with festive music and red ribbon dance, artists from Ba Ban Chinese Music Society wish you great prospects and joyfulness in the Year of the Pig. Dyker Singers will be presenting Chinese songs to wish you a Happy New Year! When: Friday, February 15th, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/Dyker Library (8202 13th Avenue) Year of the Pig celebration Celebratory giveaways, cultural performances, and a delicious taste of Chinese cuisine. When: Friday, February 15th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)
MUSIC WELCOMES IN SHABBAT Hosted by BRJC, Fourth Avenue & 81st Street, Brooklyn, every third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. the BRJC band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome. When: Friday, February 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Where; Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 East 81st Street)
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP FAMILY FUN SERIES: SALSA CLASS Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance. This energetic class will include stretching, body isolations, and basic partnering. For all ages and abilities. No experience necessary. When: Saturday, February 16th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)
CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR: BA BAN CHINESE MUSIC Ba Ban Chinese music performers celebrating the year of the Pig. Sponsored by the BPL and Apple Bank for the fourth straight year, this two-week series of Chinese music and dance will be performed When: Saturday, February 16th, 2 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/Ulmer Park Library (2602 Bath Avenue)
KINGSBOROUGH MUSICAL SOCIETY CHORUS REHEARSALS The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini, Conductor, is seeking choral singers. They offer a mixed repertoire of theater, folk, and classical music. They perform two free annual concerts in
December and May. Previous choral experience is helpful. For information about joining the Chorus, please call: Steve Friedman at (718) 338-9132. When: Thursdays through April, 7:30p.m. Where: Marine Park/ King’s Chapel Church (2702 Quentin Road)
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Extreme speeds, pulsing music and multi-player adrenaline — join the gaming craze at Brooklyn’s first VR e-sports tournament. Winter Games will feature challenging Virtual Reality games. The roster includes: Beat Saber, a rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats with sabers as they are coming at you, Space Pirate Trainer, a classic arcade throwback where contestants fight off relentless waves of droids with weapons and Sprint Vector, the body runs, jumps, drifts and zips with extreme speeds in a VR world. When: Saturdays & Sundays through February Where: DUMBO/Winter Games VR Pop Up (445 Albee Square West)
Community choir that sings only rock music. No auditions, no experience necessary. Enrollment continues throughout February, and you can try
it for three weeks risk-free. Find your voice. Feed your spirit. Make new friends. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 7 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/First Unitarian Congregational Church (119-121 Pierrepont Street)
Film PROGRAMMERS NOTEBOOK: ON LOVE The first in a new recurring series in which BAM’s film programming team responds to a thoughtprovoking theme. This wide-ranging survey presents some of cinema’s most perceptive portraits of this fundamental emotion in all of its disparate forms — romantic, familial, fraternal, self-love, love of nature, love as passion, love as pain, and everything in between. The series opens on Valentine’s Day with Gina Prince-Bythewood’s celebrated debut feature, Love & Basketball (2000), in which Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps’ passion for the game is rivaled only by their passion for each other. The series’ panoramic view of romantic love includes Pedro Almodóvar’s noir and melodrama-drenched Russian nesting doll of storytelling, gender identity, and desire.
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When: Daily through February 21st, See schedule @ www. bam.org Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
BAM SENIOR CINEMA– BRIGHT ROADS (1953) Starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Reservations are required and can be made up to three weeks in advance. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Complimentary popcorn and soda are available. All cinemas are wheelchair accessible and offer infrared systems for people who are hard of hearing (upon request). For reservations, call 718.636.4122. When Friday, February 15th, 10 a.m. Where: Fort Greene/Bam Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
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PARK SLOPE FARMER’S MARKET For one day only, Down to Earth Markets will bring together a selection of our favorite local crafts and artisan spirits makers for a pop-up within the farmers market. Get ready for holiday entertaining and gift giving and support local makers all in one fun shopping event. When: Sunday, February 17th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where; Park Slope/Down to Earth Park Slope Farmer’s Market (296 4th Street)
Health ZUMBA FOR OLDER ADULTS Have fun and raise your heart rate. Dance your cares away. These free Zumba classes are taught by a certified Zumba Instructor. All fitness levels welcome. For adults aged 17 and up. When: Friday, February 15th, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Saratoga Library (8 Thomas S. Boyland Street)
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Eye on Gerritsen Beach
Welcome to the Gerritsen Beach shoreline.
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See Six Spectacular Shoreline Spots in Gerritsen Beach By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
It looks like a New England fishing village. That’s what people sometimes say when they describe Gerritsen Beach to New York newcomers. Actually, it’s much cooler than that. It’s a unique piece of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is situated on a peninsula, which gives it the feel of a snug, selfcontained destination. There are docks and boats in marinas, and residents’ back yards, on waterways called Shell Bank Creek and Plumb Beach Channel. Also, there’s Shell Bank Canal, which bisects the peninsula. Gerritsen Beach’s devel-
GERRITSEN BEACH Gerritsen Beach was originally part of the town of Gravesend, named for Wolfert Gerritsen van Kouwenhoven, who in 1629 was offered the land from the Dutch West India Company. In 1665, his descendent Hugh Gerritsen built a house and tidewater mill on Gerritsen Creek, now part of Marine Park, and 100 years later, his descendants are said to have used the mill to grind flour for George Washington’s troops in the American Revolution. With Gerritsen Beach still primarily rural, William C. Whitney, secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland, bought 67 acres of land in the neighborhood in 1899 and renovated a 150-year-old mansion for a racing lodge. A land speculator then bought 1,100 lots near the Shell Bank Creek in 1920 and in 1923, doubled his investment by selling them to Realty Associates. The firm transformed what were some squatters’ bungalows and by the late 1920s, they were so popular that some of their owners winterized them to live there year-round. Larger two-story homes with back yards were eventually built and by the 1930s, Gerritsen Beach had more than 1,500 homes. —Norm Goldstein
oper, Realty Associates, created this waterway in the 1920s while constructing the 1,800 or so homes that comprise the neighborhood. Nearly all the houses are winterized bungalows with immense charm. The streets on the south side of the canal are especially narrow — and therefore especially picturesque.
THE CREEK SEEN FROM GARLAND COURT Start in the part of the neighborhood that’s north of that bisecting waterway, the Shell Bank Canal.
Take the bus to the stop on the corner of Gerritsen and Bijou avenues and walk west.
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RECOVERY AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY The neighborhhood was hugely harmed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. But it is beautiful again thanks to residents’ grit and perseverance. Sandy socked Gerritsen Beach with a 10foot storm surge. It flooded the basements and first floors of the cherished houses. The aftermath was nightmarish. The volunteer-operated Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, Gerritsen Beach Cares and the Gerritsen Beach Long Term Recovery Project did heroic work in the hurricanestricken neighborhood. Homeowners have worked mightily to renovate and rebuild. Some of the residents have constructed tall foundations for their houses to comply with insurance regulations and protect their homes in the event of future floods. The city-administered, federally funded Build It Back program and the state’s Project UPLIFT program have been helpful to them.
THE B31 BUS IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND If you’re heading there from north or central Brooklyn, you need a certain amount of fortitude to travel to Gerritsen Beach on public transit. It’s waaay down at the end of the B31 bus route, which you hop onto at the B and Q trains’ Kings Highway Station. When you get an eyeful of Gerritsen Beach’s waterfront vistas, you’ll be glad you made the trek. There are scores of different routes you can take for an eye-pleasing walk through the neighborhood. The one we devised seeks the shoreline at every turn. Because of the way the streets are laid out, there’s a lot of zigzagging involved to get to places where the water is visible. It’s helpful to keep a map of Gerritsen Beach open on your phone. Here are six publicly accessible waterfront spots for you to see. Zip up your heaviest winter coat and let’s go.
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— Continued from page 13INB — You’ll find Garland Court, which has a wide-open view of Shell Bank Creek just past the intersection of Allen Avenue. Though it’s winter, boats are docked here, as they are all around the peninsula. On the horizon, there are beautiful shoreline houses that are part of the neighborhood.
THE END OF CHANNEL AVENUE
Next, with a little bobbing and weaving, you’ll find Channel Avenue, which runs parallel to Allen Avenue. Where Channel Avenue dead-ends, you’ll get a fresh glimpse of the Shell Bank Creek shoreline. There were lots of boats and a bit of ice on the water the day we did our strolling. This view has a slightly urban flavor. If you swivel your head in the right direction, you wind up with an eyeful of a self-storage facility that’s on the opposite shore on Sheepshead Bay’s Knapp Street.
THE END OF HAZEL COURT
There’s a third great view of the creek on a dead-end block of Hazel Court, which you find by walking down Devon Avenue. This vista includes Tamaqua Marina, whose name you can see painted on the roof of a building on the property.
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THE END OF FLORENCE AVENUE
Fourth, you should follow Florence Avenue to its end for another look at Shell Bank Creek. You’re still on the north side of the canal at this point. This is the last glimpse we’re going to give you of the creek, though there are other dead-ends you can duck into for additional looks.
THE CANAL SEEN FROM FANE COURT
Fifth, let’s find Shell Bank Canal. Its north shoreline is there, behind the backs of the houses on Gotham Avenue. The homes stand in a nearly unbroken line. But a street called Fane Court intersects Gotham Avenue and runs to the water’s edge. This is where you can get a look at the canal. If you’re strolling on a sunny day, you’ll see such lovely light on the water.
PLUMB BEACH CHANNEL SEEN FROM LOIS AVENUE
The sixth great spot for shoreline gazing is Lois Avenue. Too bad they didn’t name it Lois Lane. Yes, that’s a newspaper reporters’ joke. Lois Avenue is down at the tail end of Gerritsen Beach. It’s peaceful on a wintry afternoon. The shoreline you can see from this avenue is that of Plumb Beach Channel. There’s a shingle-covered house perched on the edge of it that looks so lovable.
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ON FEB. 12, 1861, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “The president elect has spoken, and those who expected to find in his words an indication of his capacity to meet the crisis he helped to create will we fear be doomed to disappointment. His career towards Washington seems to resemble the royal progress of a provincial tour by the Emperor of France or the Queen of England. At Indianapolis, he delivered a brief speech in which he gave his opinion, that marching an army with hostile intent into South Carolina would be an invasion, and it would be coercion if the inhabitants were forced to submit; but, he asks, if the United States should merely hold and retake its own forts, collect duties, or withhold the mails, where they were habitually violated, would any or all of these things be invasion or coercion? His own opinion is that it would not be. But he must see that the recapture of those forts would produce civil war just as surely as marching an army into Southern territory and would unite the whole South in resistance.” ON FEB. 12, 1909, the Eagle published a special section to honor Abraham Lincoln on what would have been his 100th birthday. It included a full-page recollection from Brooklynite Adelaide W. Smith, who served as a field and hospital nurse during the Civil War. She said, “When Abraham Lincoln, with super human courage, made that moral stroke of a pen that gave freedom to millions of slaves, then was born at last a free country, not only in name, but in the glorious fact that had blotted out from the country’s escutcheon the shame of human slavery that had so long branded our vaunted freedom as a disgrace.” ON FEB. 12, 1915, the Eagle reported, “Washington, Feb. 12 — The cornerstone of the $2,000,000 Lincoln Memorial structure was laid here today without ceremonies. Former Sen. [Joseph] Blackburn of Kentucky, the resident member of the Lincoln Memorial Commission, was in charge. In the cornerstone were laid a copper box containing a history of Lincoln, signed by his living son, Robert T. Lincoln, and other historical data. Lincoln’s 106th birthday anniversary was observed in the House with an address by Representative [Isaac] Sherwood of Ohio.” ON FEB. 12, 1932, the Eagle reported, “John J. O’Brien, 93, who cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln and who was one of the great throng which paid tribute to the Emancipator when the body of Lincoln lay in state in Manhattan on the way to its final resting place in Springfield, Ill., died yesterday at his home [on Russell Street] … Born in Manhattan, Mr. O’Brien early learned the bookbinding trade and became an expert in this work. He was 33 years connected with the Register’s office at the Hall of Records as a bookbinder, retiring from active work after he was 90. He had resided in Brooklyn for 65 years.”
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ON FEB. 14, 1861, the Eagle reported, “Yesterday it was officially announced that Abraham Lincoln has been elected President of the United States for four years from the 4th of March next. This was pretty generally expected throughout the country; our own mind was pretty well satisfied of the fact by reading an ‘extra’ in the grey twilight of a cool and crispy morning about the 7th of November last. There were rumors in the party papers of all sorts of plots to prevent the counting of the electoral vote, but the event proved they were altogether groundless. The ceremony was performed in the usual way, and no improper manifestations were indulged in.” ON FEB. 14, 1929, the Eagle reported, “Chicago, Feb. 14 (AP) — Seven members of the North Side gang of George (‘Bugs’) Moran were lined up against a wall and summarily executed and one other was probably fatally wounded today by a band of men who invaded the North Side headquarters of the gang posing as police officers. After forcing the men to raise their hands, the gangsters shot them down in cold blood. The heaped bodies of the victims were found in the rear room of the S.M.C. Cartage Company garage, 2122 Clark St., by police, who had been summoned by a woman living nearby. She was apparently the only person to hear the sawed-off shotguns and machine guns of the slayers, who pulled up before the Moran gang headquarters in two large automobiles … Today’s killing brought the total of gang slayings here in the past few years to more than 135.” ON FEB. 14, 1947, the Eagle reported, “Paris, Feb. 14 (U.P.) — An estimated 5,000,000 civil service employees walked off their jobs late today, paralyzing transportation, closing government offices and virtually bringing French life to a standstill in a demonstration for higher wages to meet the inflationary cost of living. The strike was scheduled as a demonstration, and to lost only this afternoon. It deprived the city of telephone service. All lines to the provinces were dead, as was the metropolitan automatic network. The sudden walkout occurred about 4 p.m., when the workers took to the streets for massive parades along the Paris boulevards, chanting their demands for pay and carrying big banners. Paris was in confusion as hundreds of thousands milled in the streets or demonstrated. Citizens were unable to reach their homes because all public transport had halted. The French radio, a governmental enterprise, went off the air precisely at 4 p.m. France already was without newspapers due to a strike.” ON FEB. 14, 1954, the Eagle reported, “Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ has been recorded frequently, but never with the vibrancy and urgent excitement engendered by Victor de Sabata in the new two-disc set from Angel. We have always had the feeling that de Sabata was more at home in the opera house than on the concert stage and this, his first operatic recording, certainly bears out that contention. Brilliantly recorded at La Scala in Milan, it enlists the services of a superb Tosca, Maria Callas; an excellent Cavaradossi, Giuseppe di Stefano; and a good, if not always sufficiently evil Scarpia, Tito Gobbi. Though there is considerable competition from other albums, this is likely to be the definitive ‘Tosca’ for some years.”
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2ND DEPARTMENT / NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS 11205
MIKAN HOLDINGS, LLC
Notice of Application for Authority of MIKAN HOLDINGS, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/24/2018. LLC organized in WA on 9/27/2018. NY ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Zachary Russell, 90 Vanderbilt, Apt 4 Brooklyn, NY, 11205. Ofﬁce address in jurisdiction of organization: 820 A Street, Suite 600, Tacoma, WA 98402. Copy of Articles of Organization on ﬁle with Secy. of State of WA, Corporations Division, 801 Capitol Way South, Olympia WA 98501. Purpose of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.. #166351
KARINA NOEL LLC
Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: KARINA NOEL LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/15/2018. NY ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofﬁce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Karina Rousou, 542 73rd Street Brooklyn, NY, 11209. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166070
LIX REAL ESTATE LLC
Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: LIX REAL ESTATE LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/5/2018. NY ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofﬁce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is LIX Real Estate LLC, 159 20th Street Ste 1B, Brooklyn, NY, 11232. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.
ISMURFYS TRANSPORTATION LLC ISMURFYS TRANSPORTATION LLC, Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 11/07/2018. Ofﬁce 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, 811 Flushing Ave 17F, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #166413
VICTORIA ASHLEY ENTERPRISE LLC Victoria Ashley Enterprise LLC Arts of Org ﬁled with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Ofﬁce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 516 44th St, 1st Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11220. General Purposes.
LAMBEAU CONCORDIA MANAGEMENT LLC
LAMBEAU CONCORDIA MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 12/14/18. Ofﬁce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 1431 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #166346
ALIEN WORKS FILMS LLC
ALIEN WORKS FILMS LLC, Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 01/25/2019. Ofﬁce 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, 17 Russell Street, Apt 2, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #167193
FORTY FORTY LLC FORTY FORTY LLC, Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 01/07/2019. Ofﬁce 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 c/o Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, 300 Garden City Plaza, 5th Floor, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #166579
Notice of formation of 81966 LLC. Arts of Org ﬁled with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/19. Ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 819 66th St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful act. #167216
BC SOFTWARE INTEGRATION, LLC
Formation of BC Software Integration, LLC ﬁled with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/19. Ofﬁce loc.: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Brian Cameron, 1256 Ocean Ave., Apt. 7B, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
CHLOROPHYLL WATER, LLC Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CHLOROPHYLL WATER, LLC Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/19. Ofﬁce location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/15/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 34 N. 7th St., Ste. 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11249. DE addr. of LLC: 16192 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #166704
958 PROPERTY GROUP LLC 958 Property Group LLC, Arts of Org. ﬁled with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/5/2019. Cty: Kings. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to c/o Wayne Lin, 970 Meeker Ave., Greenpoint, NY 11222.General Purpose. #167428
HVMBLE THRILL LLC
Pure Nutrition LLC Arts of Org ﬁled with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/2/19. Ofﬁce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 505 Court St Apt 4F, Brooklyn, NY 11231. General Purposes.
249 Nassau Realty LLC, Arts of Org. ﬁled with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/30/2019. Cty: Kings. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 249 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222.General Purpose.
Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: HVMBLE THRILL LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/21/2017. NY ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofﬁce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Rasean Romero, 485 Lenox Avenue Apt. 3A New York, NY, 10037. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.
Notice of formation of AskCalvin LLC. Arts of Org ﬁled with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/19. Ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 1833 Bay Ridge Ave., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful act. #166908
PURE NUTRITION LLC
NAME CHANGE NAME CHANGE AKHMADKULOV
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 6th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000161-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) KHONDAMIR (Last) AKHMADKULOV. My present name is (First) XONDAMIR (Last) AXMADKULOV (INFANT). The city and state of my current address is Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is Brooklyn, NY. The month and year of my birth is August 2014.
249 NASSAU REALTY LLC
JOSEPH DICASTRO LLC
Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: JOSEPH DICASTRO LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/17/2019. NY ofﬁce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as
agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofﬁce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1 #086 Buffalo, NY, 14221. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #167350
2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES CITATION
File No. 2013-610/D SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Hilda Hersher, as Executor E/O Leonard Hersher, Kings County Public Administrator, The Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York; Attorney General of the State of New York and the heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Seymour Fass, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence, and any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown, and cannot after diligent inquiry, be ascertained. A petition having been duly ﬁled by Stella Fink, who is domiciled at 1115 Tower Lane East, Penn Valley, PA 19072. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Rm. 319, Brooklyn, New York on March 21st, 2019, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Seymour Fass, lately domiciled at 2840 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York in the County of Kings, State of New York, granting the following relief: 1. Pursuant to SCPA 2225 de-
termining that any persons other than those established in the record who would claim to be distributees of this decedent are presumed to have predeceased without issue and that no distributees or class of distributees exists other than those stated in the record, namely, the decedent’s ﬁve maternal ﬁrst cousins: Anita Cooper Schwartz, Annette Herscher, Estate of Pauline Feinstein, Estate of Leonard Hersher and Stella Fink. 2. Directing the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York to pay the sum of $645,490.67, plus interest, less lawful fees and commissions, equally to the ﬁve maternal ﬁrst cousins of the decedent: Anita Cooper Schwartz, Annette Herscher, Estate of Pauline Feinstein, Estate of Leonard Hersher, and Stella Fink, in care of their respective attorneys; and 3. Granting such other and further relief and this Court may deem just and proper. Dated, Attested and Sealed January 18, 2019 HON. Harriet L. Thompson, Surrogate, Doreen A. Quinn Chief Clerk. Name of Attorney for Petitoner: Erin A. Cummings, Esq. of Antonelli & Antonelli, Tel No. (212) 2272424 Fax No.: (212) 227-2488 Address of Attorney: 225 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, New York 10007 [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you.] #166886
NAME CHANGE NOZISKA-ABUSHAL
NAME CHANGE ADAMS
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 7th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000127-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) THISTLE (Middle) DOTTIE (Last) NOZISKA-ABUSHAL. My present name is (First) THISTLE (Middle) DOTTIE NOZISKA (Last) ABUSHAL AKA THISTLE DOTTIE NOZISKA ABUSHAL AKA THISTLE DOTTIE ABUSHAL (INFANT). The city and state of my current address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is BROOKLYN. The month and year of my birth is July 2014.
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 4th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000148-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) ANASTASIA (Last) ADAMS. My present name is (First) ANASTASIA (Middle) YURI (Last) DUDIN AKA ANASTASIA Y DUDIN AKA DUDINA ANASTASIA YURIEVNA. The city and state of my current address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is RUSSIA. The month and year of my birth is October 1984.
NAME CHANGE NOZISKA-ABUSHAL
NAME CHANGE DONIGER STROM
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 6th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000162-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) SAMIR (Last) AKHMADKULOV. My present name is (First) SAMIR (Last) AXMADKULOV (INFANT). The city and state of my current address is Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is BROOKLYN, NY. The month and year of my birth is June 2016.
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 7th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000126-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) PLUM (Middle) LOTTIE (Last) NOZISKA-ABUSHAL. My present name is (First) FERRIS (Middle) PLUM NOZISKA (Last) ABUSHAL AKA FERRIS PLUM ABUSHAL, AKA FERRIS PLUM NOZISKA ABUSHAL (INFANT). The city and state of my current address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is MANHATTAN. The month and year of my birth is October 2017.
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 8th day of February, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-000095-19/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofﬁce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) NICOLE (Middle) LYN (Last) DONIGER STROM. My present name is (First) NICOLE (Middle) LYN (Last) DONIGER AKA NICOLE L DONIGER AKA NICOLE L DONIGER-STROM. The city and state of my current address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is MANHATTAN, NY. The month and year of my birth is January 1982.
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INSIDE BACK PAGE • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, February 14, 2019
Longtime Heights Resident Barbara Becker Named to Grace Church’s Vinton Society The Rev. Francis Vinton Was Landmark Parish’s First Rector By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor, Heights Press
Barbara has also been a participant in many improvements to our interior spaces and, perhaps most significantly, helped plan and supervise the restoration of the Sanctuary. We are grateful for her tireless work as Co-Chair of the Search Committee. A member of the Vestry for six years, Barbara is now returning to serve as Clerk. The community of Grace is stronger and more beautiful for Barbara’s life with us. I am proud to bestow on Barbara Becker the 2019 Vinton Society award,” Robinson said.
Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Barbara Becker received a huge surprise recently when the rector of Grace Church named her as the 2019 Francis Vinton Society Award honoree. This marked the first time in three years that the Vinton Award has been conferred. Grace Church’s rector, the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson, made the announcement at the Feb. 3 liturgy on the day after the popular Grace Church WinterFair. The Vinton Society, named for Grace Church’s first rector, the Rev. Francis Vinton, was established in 2010 to recognize parishioners for their long and outstanding service to Grace Church. “A parishioner of Grace for over 35 years, Ms. Becker has been a member of the choir for 28 of those years. A long-time volunteer with the East Brooklyn Congregations program, Barbara has mentored high school students in essential life skills. She has been a central organizer and dedicated worker at many, Barbara Becker many WinterFairs, Spring Galas and Silent Auctions. Michael Rycheck/courtesy of Barbara Becker
History: Francis Vinton The Visionary Dr. Robinson’s predecessor, the Rev. Stephen D. Muncie, who established the Francis Vinton Society Award in 2010, told the Heights Press at the time, “After my arrival at Grace, I knew I wanted to establish a society to honor parishioners who have exercised commendable and distinguished leadership in our congregation. The dedication of faithful churchmen and churchwomen inspire all of us in our ministries.
Francis Vinton was our first rector. His visionary leadership contributed to the organization of Grace Church in 1847 and the construction of this beautiful church several years later.” The Brooklyn Eagle of Monday, May 10, 1897 published a chronicle, based on historical notes that warden and vestryman Henry E. Pierrepont read at a service marking the church’s 50th anniversary the previous day. At this golden jubilee service, Pierrepont reported, “Grace Church was organized on May 3, 1847, in Emmanuel Church, on Sidney Place, which was the parent organization, the congregation having been gathered by Dr. Goddard. The Rev. Francis Vinton took charge of the congregation, and after his coming the need of a new building was felt by the parish, on account of the largely increased congregations. The first act of the vestry was to call Dr. Vinton to the rectorate and a site was then procured and preparations made to erect a building at the corner of Hicks street and Grace court. Richard Upjohn, architect, drew the plans. Trinity Church corporation of New York aided the new parish by granting it an annuity of $1,000 for fifteen years for the purchase of a site.” The article later reads that the institution of Dr. Vinton as rector took place in September of 1849, and the first confirmation service was held at the same time. Interestingly, Dr. Vinton left Grace Church in 1855 to become a vicar at Trinity Church.
Past Honorees The inaugural Vinton Society honorees in 2010 were Lynn Vardakis and Bronson Binger. Past honorees (a man and woman for each year) have been: Lois Osborne and Vernon Vig in 2011; Anita Yglesias (posthumously) and Charles Cole in 2012; Jim Yglesias and Dorothy Pilch in 2013; Thomas Chittenden and Ann Gaffney in 2014; Thomas Pace and Jill Gilbert in 2015; and Craig Whitney and Sally Larson in 2016. The award was on hiatus in 2017-18 during a transition in clergy leadership.
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Columbia Care, the company that opened New York City’s first medical marijuana dispensary in 2016, is planning to open a branch in Brooklyn Heights in the former home of Court Street Office Supplies. The dispensary recently signed a lease for a 7,000-square-foot location at 44 Court St., according to The Real Deal. In addition to dispensing services and pharmacist consultations, Columbia Care will provide home delivery. Hector Rodriguez, which represented the company in lease negotiations, told The Real Deal, “As the medical cannabis industry has evolved, more and more communities have welcomed companies like Columbia Care that provide a vital service to patients.” The first medical marijuana distributorship in Brooklyn, Civita, opened last month at 202 Flatbush Ave. near Barclays Center. Another company, Westchester-based Valley Agriceuticals, also plans to open a Brooklyn dispensary in the near future.
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