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I read countless attempts to Unfortunately, whatever In the meantime, the only state one’s contempt for the efforts were made then and in words that come to mind conshooter and the anti-semitic subsequent years to address cerning the Pittsburgh massacre views he held that resulted in the hate and often mental ill- are, May Those who Perished the massacre that occurred in ness behind the hate have fall- Rest In Peace. May those Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life en short. I would like to injured make a full recovery. Congregation. believe that the Tree of Life And may all the affected famiOccasionally, there is an attack is an isolated event, but lies and friends find some level I would like to believe event so horrific that there are as I mentioned history has of comfort in knowing millions that the Tree of Life no words to describe your shown that it is not. are praying for them. attack is an isolated feelings. You try and you try, We react as a society and as event, but as I menbut you cannot fully wrap a government. We pass some Last week, the Home yourself around it with words. new laws and create some new Reporter endorsed State tioned history has shown The Pittsburgh attack on programs. It is a Band-Aid Senator Marty Golden (whom that it is not. many levels crossed into this approach that at best has result- I serve as chief of staff) for reterritory. It is one of a growing ed in the use of bigger Band- election. Of course, I do not number of what has become a Aids as the years have gone by. claim to be non-partisan when essentially a civic activist conlong and continuing string of I do not know the solution. it comes to the re-election of stantly looking for new ways to assist and improve the neighborpremeditated actions designed To put us on the right trail, we state Sen. Golden. to tear through the very fabric first need to accept that our Regardless, the Home hoods he represents. I would add, as the staffer of what America is about. problems are systemic, due to Reporter — which serves priwho also oversees his Albany Members the 86th black Street/Bath Beach turkeysthe to 90,000 Reaching-Out Community Services Executive DiAttacks ofagainst changes in Kiwanis society Club that present have marily people who agenda,isthat no one churches, attacks against teach- from been aggravated by breakreside in the BayClub Ridge and legislative rector Thomas Neve (third right) for the Operation Gobbler Giving event. President Stephen Spinelli pictured passed more legislation ersthird and from students Dyker Heights communities has left.at school, for- downs in the nuclear family. Photo courtesy of Michael Diaco eign terrorist attacks against This breakdown does not — in its editorial made some signed into law by the goverordinary Americans at work all cause the hate or mental excellent points regarding the nor in the past eight years. Of course, passing bills that have one thing in common – issues, but can lead to such senator’s long tenure in office. unadulterated hate. hate going unaddressed festerThe bottom line for the Home the governor signs is not the true The wake-up call came ing for long periods of time Reporter was that Golden has measurement of a senator’s sucimmediately after Columbine. until it bubbles over. been for decades and remains cess. It is what the new laws do.
Kiwanis Club Makes Thanksgiving Tastier For Struggling Families BY PAULA KATINAS
An effort by a Bensonhurst-based organization to make the Thanksgiving holiday a better one for financially struggling There are literallyfamilies thousands Southwest Brooklyn got a boost when kind-hearted of new jobs in theBeach regionservice that group There are many other 30 elecmembers of a Bath decided to donate only exist because of the film tions on the ballot. Locally, turkeys to the program. and television tax86th credit that Republican/Conservative Members of the Street/Bath Beach Kiwanis Club arGoldenwith wrote. All sorts of senior Saperstein is in a comranged Coast-to-Coast Meat Steve and Seafood, a Staten Iscitizen programs only kept pace petitive election forComState land company, to deliver the turkeys to Reaching-Out with economic changes due to organization Assembly against Democrat munity Services Inc., a non-profit that operates the senator’s efforts. Hospitals in Mathylde Frontus in a district a food pantry on New Utrecht Avenue. Brooklyn that seem to always be that stretches from Bay Ridge Kiwanis Club President Stephen andCongressmember several of his in financial trouble benefited by toSpinelli Seagate. members visited Reaching Out’s offices on Nov. to handoff Golden’s work at the budget Dan Donovan19 faces the turkeys over Reaching-Out Director Thomas negotiating tabletoand billions of Executive against Max Rose. RepubNeve. new dollars for education made lican/Conservative AssemblyThe with Annual Oper- is their visit way coincided into the city to Reaching-Out’s help member 13th Nicole Malliotakis ation Gobbler Giving event, in whichinthe organization create thousands of new seatsainday running a very quiet race distributes and ingredients our end of hundreds Brooklyn. of free turkeys against Democratfor side Adam dishes to underprivileged familiesBaumel. so that they can cook traThere is a lot more to be done. ditional Thanksgiving The tragedy of opioid meals. affliction Next Tuesday, November 6 has againClub raiseof itsVerrazano, evil head. the is election day.ofIt New is important Theonce Rotary Food Bank York Golden has authored a package that mark it on your calCity and City Harvest co-sponsored theyou event. of bills to deal with this issue. endar and make a commitment And 9/11 remains current for all to vote. Polls are open from 6 too many families of first a.m. to 9 p.m. There are countresponders. No one has done and less examples of how one vote continues to do more on this made a difference. Do not be the one vote that did not vote. issue than Sen. Golden.
Historic New Utrecht Reformed Church to Reopen; Building Has Been Closed for Repairs for 15 Years
— LETTERS TO THE EDITOR —
BY PAULA KATINAS
Hallelujah! A landmark church in Bensonhurst that has been closed candidate Adam for DEBATE repairs for 15OVER years will reopen its doors withBaumel, a celebra-I wasa special there when the service debates tion THE next month that will include worship DEBATE were over and heard a lot of andI tours of thedisappointment historic 190-year-old building. read with comments from the senior citThe New Utrecht at 1827 84th St. will Jerry Kassar’s column Reformed in which Church izens who attended the he criticized throw open its Peter doors Killen’s and welcome the community for a wordebates. chairing of the at 16 theat 3 p.m. The front of the church ship service on debates Sun., Dec. Andrew Gounardes is a Interagency theAvenue. building facesCouncil bustlingof 18th “gentleman’s gentleman,” Aging’s debates of the candiThe Georgian-Gothic church was built his in 1828, whooriginally coupled with intelli-a dates. time when Bensonhurst was mostly farmland. gent way of discussing I consider Jerrythea building friend, was showing serious signs an In 2003, when of issue, would represent us with and while we the represent two decided deterioration, congregation to stop holding Sunthe demeanor that would bendifferent political parties, and day services in the sanctuary until repairs could be made. may disagree with some of his efit Bay Ridge greatly. Since that time, services have been taking place in theinParHowever, the hecklers the party’s positions, I also agree ish center built in the 1890s that isdid located on church audience a disservice to withHall, himaon several issues. property. Andrew, because they didn’t That is why I was disap“read” their audience. Senior The reopening thewrote. church was announced by Susan Hapointed about whatofhe citizensthe dochurch’s not likegoverning bad mannyen, president of the consistory, Peter vice Killen is a gentleman whetherand in ato debate or on board, in done a letter to congregation members members who has a great job of ners, a foodabuffet heard, not of Friends ofdebates HistoricinNew groupline. of Ivolunteers moderating the Utrecht, but many, seniors say past. promote He takes that who the responsibilhistory of the several, church and the surrounding ity seriously and is therefore that the hecklers were so neighborhood. thatbuilding they might conimpartial. “What a better time to haveannoying a church reopen sider“We voting think Since I am the malewrote. than at Christmas,” Hanyen areRepublican. filled withIgladDemocratic leader of the 64th that Jerry’s anger should be ness.” directed hecklers. AD, the campaign managToand coincide with the reopening of thetowards church,the the congrePerfetto er for will Democratic gation host itsAssembly annual Live Nativity— onRalph Saturday, Dec.
15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring actors portraying Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men and shepherds. In past years, the Christmas scene has also featured goats, sheep and other animals. the same. INpending MARTY’S The reopening of the historic church is an importWhy? Is sitting down with CORNER ant moment for the entire Bensonhurst community, accordyour opposites and trying to ingAtodrowning Marnee man Elias-Pavia, managersoof difficult? Community will grabdistrict compromise As the blade of a sword. I don’t Board 11. President Obama once said, know said this first, but Utrecht “Thewho congregation of New Reformed Church and “Elections have consequences” it’s piece. New Utrecht the perfect Friendsforofthis Historic be congratulatI don’tshould understand how anyone Sen, Marty Golden haschurch’s ed State on the re-opening of the sanctuary. Thiseducation building can believe that free been vilified byand extremist over importance has historical educational to care our community, or free health will be free! the last was several months andfirst it is immigrants, Who’s goingthe to pay for settlers it? which built by the Dutch awho shame, misstating his record The leftdating keepsback saying the formed the Town of New Utrecht, to the in the Senate, particularly top one via percent 1600s,” Elias-Pavia told thisinnewspaper email.will have to regards school speed cam- thepay. Theyonalready Localtoresidents who visit church Dec. 16pay willmore find eras. By the way, he sponsored than 50 percent-plus of the much to see and marvel at. Thanks to major renovations, the these bills, I believe twice. government’s when sanctuary nowthe boasts a new shake roof, revenue a barrel vaultBack when senator ran cedar 50electrical percent of the people pay ed interior ceiling and upgraded wiring, according against Vincent Gentile they nothing. attacked his police record and The social programs the left when the facts came out, Marty are saying they will instill will won by a pretty big margin. bankrupt the country. JFK said, I am hoping that Andrew “Ask not what this country can Gounardes does not hide do for but what you can do for behind left-wing trolls, and the country.” The present sticks to the issues at hand. Democratic Party is not the — Dan Texeira same as it was. For the first time, I can’t see voting for one.
FROM THE RIGHT The question for the upcoming election is: Are you better off today then you were the last 10 years? I am! I understand the left was upset by the results of the last presidential election. There were some on the right that were also, but without the help of the politicians on the left we now have the best economy, maybe ever, the lowest unemployment for all groups, and more jobs than people. I am a fiscal conservative, not a Republican or a Democrat. I am a registered independent that has voted for both parties at one time or another and for who I believed would be the best person to do the best job. I don’t understand the lack of civility especially going on with the left. HRC said we can’t have civility until they win. Maxine Waters has incited lack of civility by demanding Republicans be confronted wherever they can. Cory Booker (Spartacus) has done
— Bob Panico
CHANGE IS GOOD I agree totally with this change [in editorial and political focus for the Home Reporter and the Spectator], and allow me to say why. Despite some apparent efforts by [Bob] Capano, [Craig] Eaton, [Ralph] Perfetto and others to establish some middle ground, there really is virtually none. The divergence is extreme, politically. Changes had to be made to make the papers more eco-
to Hanyen. The church still has its original early pews, which are contained in white-painted boxes, giving a congregation member a sense of privacy. nomically viable and appeal- specious by her failure to idenletter, Hanyen wrote that repairs are still taking ingIn forher advertisers. tify the source of the partisan place butbeen that to enough been completed to make the I have every work forumhasraucous yelling and chanting. church usable Worknot still needs to be done thenext organ and debate andagain. they have Bob Capano whoon was to alcove,pleasant she wrote. been experiences. me later agreed that it was 80 While current church was builtGounardes in 1828, the New Only the the Malliotakis-Baumel percent backers, Utrechtwere Reformed dates backGounardes. to the 17th debates civil, butChurch that is inactually and he supports century. TheNicole churchiswas founded The by Dutch settlers in 1677 part because all but Xaverian debates were untouchable politically closer to 55-45 Gounardesand was originally locatedand on what is now the corner of 16th ethically, and84th veryStreet. respected. Golden supporters in terms of Avenue and Mr.Stones Baumel, believe, after The tone been fromI the original 16thscreaming. Avenue church werehad used to talking him, is a nice fellow, Dyker Heights. lay the to foundation of the churchset onat18th Avenue. andThe he knows that aboutthe her.New Utrecht Now,Reformed the "Golden support land on which Church sits The were Nazis" appears at his also hasother a placedebates in history. It is the sitegraffiti of one of the original entirely uncivil, raucous and office in chalk on the sidewalk. Liberty Poles, flagpoles that were erected during and immeoutrageous. The moderator at Of note, the Donovan-Rose diately after Revolutionary the end ofthethe Golden- War. debate at Xaverian was not Gounardes debate at Xaverian nearly as bad, perhaps in part sarcastically thanked the audi- due to the Thequestions New Utrecht asked, ence for being so “civil.” Reformed Churchand which were local in nature, The Frontus-Saperstein as supporters was built years and190 plants were debate at Xaverian ended in a not very no isdoubt agoactive in what now as near fight off stage involving directedthe by the campaigns.. neighborhood her campaign manager, Joe MY POINT? All sides of Bensonhurst. Herrera, and Golden supporters deserve opprobrium for this ebrooklyn media/ such as Jerry Kassar. It was but Gounardes does File photo by especialKatinas equally uncivil, mostly from ly. I voted for himPaula in 2012 and the audience. Saperstein was know him as a good guy. Why especially aggressive on stage. he allows this I do not know. The Dyker Heights debate But, although there may be was the worst of all, causing a some middle ground left, the St Philip's church leader to divergence is so great politidemand decorum saying "This cally — as seen also on social is a House of God!.” Eighty media — that what you did percent of the screaming there with the Home Reporter and was from "Team Gounardes" Spectator is justified. So, I expect few "tart which initiated all of it and did so early on with rude and tweets" directed at you. I do mocking comments about the hope in coming years and Conservative candidate chal- campaigns all sides can rein in the fanaticism and attacks. But lenging Peter Abbate. I will say bluntly that Paula I doubt it, sadly. — Thomas Hilton Katinas's report of this was
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knew the lateattempts state Sen. III read countless to read countless attempts to state one’s the Jose from myfor years state Peralta one’s contempt contempt for the shooter the anti-semitic working in the shooter and and thelegislature. anti-semiticI views resulted in participated many meetviews he he held heldinthat that resulted in the occurred ings and/or that conversations the massacre massacre that occurred in in Pittsburgh at Tree of with him and his vaPittsburgh at the the staff Treeon ofaLife Life Congregation. Congregation. riety of legislation. Occasionally, there Occasionally, there is is an an In fact, he worked closeevent so horrific that there are event so horrific that there are ly with state Sen. Marty Goldno words describe your no (whom words Ito toserve describe your en as chief of feelings. You try and you try, feelings. You try and you try, staff) on the expansion and but fully but you youofcannot cannot fully wrap wrap renewal speedit camera legyourself around with words. yourself around it with words. islation, of which Golden was The attack on The Pittsburgh Pittsburgh attack on amany co-prime sponsor. His work levels crossed into this many levels crossed into this with the one-time Indepenterritory. territory. It It is is one one of of aa growing growing dent Democratic Conferencea number number of of what what has has become become a allowed thoughtful legislong continuing string of long and andthis continuing string of lator to be taken seriously in premeditated actions designed premeditated actions designed the always politicized of to through the fabric to tear tear through the very veryhalls fabric the StateAmerica Capitol. is of of what what America is about. about. Attacks against black His loss to the government Attacks against black churches, churches, attacks attacks against against teachteachers ers and and students students at at school, school, forforeign eign terrorist terrorist attacks attacks against against ordinary ordinary Americans Americans at at work work all all have have one one thing thing in in common common –– unadulterated unadulterated hate. hate. The The wake-up wake-up call call came came immediately immediately after after Columbine. Columbine.
came on primary daywhatever as a reUnfortunately, Unfortunately, whatever efforts were then and sult of what this efforts were made madeyear thenseemed and in in subsequent years to address to be the motto a subsequent years of to many address the mental illchallenger -- often turn oppothe hate hate and and oftenyour mental illness the nent into a monster. ness behind behind the hate hate have have fallfallen short. like to an all too early enRegardless, short. II atwould would like to believe the of Life believe that the Tree Tree ofyears Life age, withthat certainly many attack is but attack is an an isolated isolated event, but of contributions to event, his comas I mentioned history has as I mentioned history has munity ahead of him, Jose Pershown that itit is shown that is not. not. alta was taken by what now We react as aa society and We react as society and as as appears to be sepsis, a frightaa government. We some government. We pass pass some eningly fast-moving infection new and some new new laws laws and create create the somebody, new that overwhelms programs. It is aa Band-Aid programs. It is Band-Aid causing death in the majority approach that at best resultapproach that best has has resultof people fromat organ failure. ed ed in in the the use use of of bigger bigger BandBandYears ago, I spent my ChristAids Aids as as the the years years have have gone gone by. by. mas evenot and Christmas in an II do know the do not know the solution. solution. ICU as us theon illness To the trail, we To put put us onsame the right right trail,took we my brother-in-law’s life. first need to accept that first need to accept that our our I pray that Senator Peralta problems are due problems are systemic, systemic, due to to changes in that have rest in peace. For his changes in society society thatfamily, have been been aggravated aggravated by by breakbreakdowns downs in in the the nuclear nuclear family. family. This This breakdown breakdown does does not not cause cause the the hate hate or or mental mental issues, issues, but but can can lead lead to to such such hate hate going going unaddressed unaddressed festerfestering ing for for long long periods periods of of time time until until itit bubbles bubbles over. over.
that is filled with In the the only Inlikely the meantime, meantime, the more only words come to conquestions words that that than comeanswers to mind mind right concerning now. cerning the the Pittsburgh Pittsburgh massacre massacre are, ***who are, May May Those Those who Perished Perished Rest In those I noticed a tweetMay from Taryn Rest In Peace. Peace. May those injured make aa full recovery. Duffy, vice president of injured the make full recovery. And famicommunications and public And may may all all the the affected affected families friends find some lies and andfor friends find Casinos some level level affairs Empire in of comfort in knowing of comforttointhis knowing millions Yonkers, effect millions -“Why are them. areapraying praying for them. is politicalfor party chair (Mike Long) asked (by the Daily Last the Home Last anweek, week, Home News) opinionthe on legislaReporter endorsed State Reporter endorsed tion? He’s not involved inState the Senator Marty Golden (whom Senator Marty Golden (whom process. Harlem Ilegislative serve as chief of staff) for reI serveSenator’s as chief of staff)A.for reState (Brian Benelection. Of course, II do not election. Of course, do not jamin) bill would allow felons claim claim to to be be non-partisan non-partisan when when to comes serve on the juries after comit it comes to to the re-election re-election of of pleting their sentences.” state state Sen. Sen. Golden. Golden. It seems that the this former Regardless, Home Regardless, the Home lobbyist cannot Reporter which serves Reporter — — whichunderstand serves priprihow political marily 90,000 people who marilya the the 90,000party peoplechairwho reside reside in in the the Bay Bay Ridge Ridge and and Dyker Dyker Heights Heights communities communities — — in in its its editorial editorial made made some some excellent excellent points points regarding regarding the the senator’s senator’s long long tenure tenure in in office. office. The The bottom bottom line line for for the the Home Home Reporter Reporter was was that that Golden Golden has has been been for for decades decades and and remains remains
person can like have an opinII would believe would like to towrote believe ion on legislation. I her that the of Life thatexplaining the Tree Tree ofpolitical Life back thatisolated attack is an attack is also andeal isolated party chairs their event, but II inmenevent,legislative but as asagenda menparty’s and tioned history has shown tioned historyparty has shown communicating philosthat that it it is is not. not. ophy. The bottom line appears to be that shea did not like Mike essentially essentially a civic civic activist activist conconLong’s answer so she thought stantly looking for ways stantly looking for new new ways to to he be silenced. Not assist and the assistshould and improve improve the neighborneighborahoods very open-minded view hoods he he represents. represents. of IIfree speech, I would say. would add, the would add, as as the staffer staffer who also oversees his And it is worth, why who for alsowhat oversees his Albany Albany legislative legislative agenda, agenda, that that no no one one has has passed passed more more legislation legislation signed signed into into law law by by the the govergovernor nor in in the the past past eight eight years. years. Of Of course, course, passing passing bills bills that that the the governor governor signs signs is is not not the the true true measurement measurement of of aa senator’s senator’s sucsuccess. cess. It It is is what what the the new new laws laws do. do.
There are literally There are to literally thousands His loss the thousands government came on primary of There of new new jobs jobs in in the the region region that that There are are many many other other elecelecday as a result of what this year seemed to only exist because of the film tions on the only exist because of the film tions on the ballot. ballot. Locally, Locally, and credit Republican/Conservative be thetax motto many a challenger — and television television tax creditofthat that Republican/Conservative Golden All sorts of Saperstein is Golden wrote. wrote. All sortsopponent of senior senior Steve Steve Saperstein is in in aa comcomturn your into a monster. citizen citizen programs programs only only kept kept pace pace petitive petitive election election for for State State with economic to Democrat with economic changesa due due to Assembly Assembly against Democrat why peopleagainst who have been should she be changes telling newsthe senator’s efforts. Hospitals in in aa district the senator’s Hospitals in Mathylde Mathylde Frontus inshould district convicted Frontus of crimes be paper who efforts. it should interBrooklyn that seem to always be that stretches from Bay Ridge Brooklyn that seem to always be that stretches from Bay of Ridge able to sit in judgment othview? in trouble benefited by Seagate. in financial financial trouble benefited by to to Seagate. Congressmember Congressmember er people.” This, by theatway, isbudget what Golden’s work the Dan Donovan faces Golden’s work at the budget Dan Donovan faces off off He called theRose. Benjamin bill Mike Long, the state chairnegotiating table and billions of against Max Repubnegotiating table and billions of against Max Rose. Repubanother example of the leftperson of the Conservative new Assemblynew dollars dollars for for education education made made lican/Conservative Assemblyward lurch NewMalliotakis York is takParty, toldinto the Daily Newshelp on lican/Conservative their their way way into the the city city to to help member member Nicole Nicole Malliotakis is is ing now that the Democrats the issue of allowing felons to create create thousands thousands of of new new seats seats in in running running in in aa very very quiet quiet race race will control all of stateAdam govserve after complet- against our end of Brooklyn. Democrat our endon ofjuries Brooklyn. against Democrat Adam ernment, the Ken Lovett piece ingThere theiris “It’s bad Baumel. aa lot be There issentences: lot more more to to be adone. done. Baumel. bill. tragedy It’s a bad I don’t see concluded. The of opioid affliction Next The tragedy of idea. opioid affliction Next Tuesday, Tuesday, November November 66 has has once once again again raise raise its its evil evil head. head. is is election election day. day. It It is is important important Golden Golden has has authored authored aa package package that that you you mark mark itit on on your your calcalof of bills bills to to deal deal with with this this issue. issue. endar endar and and make make aa commitment commitment And And 9/11 9/11 remains remains current current for for all all to to vote. vote. Polls Polls are are open open from from 66 too a.m. to to 99 p.m. p.m. There There are are countcounttoo many many families families of of first first a.m. responders. less examples examples of of how how one one vote vote responders. No No one one has has done done and and less continues difference. Do Do not not be be made aa difference. continues to to do do more more on on this this made issue the the one one vote vote that that did did not not vote. vote. issue than than Sen. Sen. Golden. Golden.
Capuchin Friar Comes to Ridge to Raise Money to Aid Christian Refugees in the Middle East BY JOHN ALEXANDER
— LETTERS TO THE EDITOR —
A Capuchin friar trying to raise money for Christians in the Middle East was the guest speaker at a fundraiser sponsored by Mike Connors of Connors & Sullivan at the Bay Baumel, I candidate nomically the DEBATE IN candidate Adam Adam Baumel, I nomically viable viable and and appealappeal- specious specious by by her her failure failure to to idenidenthe same. same. DEBATE OVER IN MARTY’S MARTY’S Ridge Manor. OVER tify Why? was when ing for for advertisers. advertisers. tify the the source source of of the the partisan partisan Why? Is Is sitting sitting down down with with ing was there there Conwhen the the debates debates THE DEBATE CORNER Father Paul Bielecki had impressed THE DEBATE CORNER II have your were over heard aa lot have been been to to every every forum forum raucous raucous yelling yelling and and chanting. chanting. your opposites opposites and and trying trying to to were over and and lot of of IInors read A with his humanitarian mission of heard read with with disappointment disappointment A drowning drowning man man will will grab grab compromise and debate and they have not Bob Capano who was so difficult? As comments from the senior citand debate and they have not Bob Capano who was next next to to compromise so difficult? As comments from the senior citJerry Kassar’s column in which the blade of a sword. I don’t helping to bring medicine and medical supJerry Kassar’s column in which izens the blade of a sword. I don’t President been pleasant experiences. me later agreed that itit was 80 Obama once said, been pleasant experiences. me later agreed that was 80 President Obama once said, izens who who attended attended the the know he criticized Peter Killen’s to Christians seeking aid and refuge in he plies criticized Peter Killen’s know who who said said this this first, first, but but “Elections debates. Only the the Malliotakis-Baumel Malliotakis-Baumel percent percent Gounardes Gounardes backers, backers, “Elections have have consequences” consequences” Only debates. chairing of debates the it’s perfect for this piece. chairing of the the when debatesheat atappeared the debates were civil, but that is in and he supports Gounardes. the region, on Connors’ it’s perfect for this piece. I don’t understand how anyone Andrew Gounardes is a debates were civil, but that is in and he supports Gounardes. I don’t understand how anyone Andrew Gounardes is a Interagency Council of the State Sen, Marty Golden has Interagency Council radio of the The State Sen, Marty Golden has can “Ask the Lawyer” program. “gentleman’s gentleman,” part because because Nicole Nicole is is all all but but The Xaverian Xaverian debates debates were were can believe believe that that free free education education part “gentleman’s gentleman,” been Aging’s debates the Aging’s debates of the candicandiuntouchable politically and closer to 55-45 Gounardesbeen vilified vilified by by extremist extremist over over or free health care will be free! Bielecki is aof medical doctorwho and acoupled member with his intelliuntouchable politically and closer to 55-45 Gounardesor free health care will be free! who coupled with his intellidates. the last dates. ethically, last several several months months and and itit is is Who’s of the Capuchin Franciscans of the way Province ethically, and and very very respected. respected. Golden gent of Golden supporters supporters in in terms terms of of Who’s going going to to pay pay for for it? it? gent way of discussing discussing an an atheshame, II consider Jerry aa friend, misstating his record Mr. Baumel, I believe, consider Jerry friend, The left keeps saying the a shame, misstating his record Mr. Baumel, I believe, after after screaming. of St. Mary, one of the largest religious orissue, would represent us with screaming. The The tone tone had had been been The left keeps saying the issue, would represent us with and while we represent two in andders whilein we two in the the Senate, Senate, particularly particularly in in top talking to to him, him, is is aa nice nice fellow, fellow, set the demeanor set at at Dyker Dyker Heights. Heights. therepresent Catholic Church, morethat top one one percent percent will will have have to to talking the with demeanor that would would benben- regards to school speed cam- pay. different political parties, and and he knows that about her. different political parties, and efit Now, the already pay more regards to school speed cam- pay. They and he knows that about her. Bay Ridge greatly. Now, the "Golden "Golden support support They already pay more 10,000 Capuchins ministering throughout efit Bay Ridge greatly. may disagree with some of his eras. The may disagree with some of his 50 percent-plus of the graffiti appears at eras. By By the the way, way, he he sponsored sponsored than The other other debates debates were were Nazis" than 50 percent-plus of the Nazis" graffiti appears at his his However, the hecklers in the the world. They focus on the needs of the However, the hecklers in the party’s entirely uncivil, raucous and party’s positions, positions, II also also agree agree audience did a disservice to these government’s revenue when office in chalk on the sidewalk. these bills, bills, II believe believe twice. twice. entirely uncivil, raucous and government’s revenue when office in chalk on the sidewalk. poor and the demands of justice through audience did a disservice to with him on several issues. Back when the senator ran outrageous. The moderator at with him on several issues. Of Back when the senator ran 50 50 percent percent of of the the people people pay pay outrageous. The moderator at Of note, note, the the Donovan-Rose Donovan-Rose Andrew, theiris Andrew, because because they they didn’t didn’t against Vincent Gentile they nothing. That why the That isministry. why II was was disapdisap- “read” at Xaverian was against Vincent Gentile they nothing. the end end of of the the GoldenGolden- debate debate at Xaverian was not not their audience. Senior Bielecki, who has been working in the pointed “read” their audience. 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II voted voted for for him him in in 2012 2012 and and — Ralph er Democratic Assembly Ralph Perfetto Perfetto FROM the er for for Assembly FROM THE THE RIGHT RIGHT the audience. audience. Saperstein Saperstein was was know ian Democratic relief. “Everything is politicized in—the know him him as as aa good good guy. guy. Why Why The especially he IS The question question for for the the CHANGE especially aggressive aggressive on on stage. stage. Middle East, especially Christianity,” Bieleche allows allows this this II do do not not know. know. CHANGE IS GOOD GOOD Father Paul Bielecki holds up note cards standing beside one ofThe his paintings. ebrooklyn media/Photos by Arthur Demay Gaeta upcoming election is: you Dyker Heights debate But, although there upcoming election is: Are Are you he designed II agree totally with this The Dyker Heights debate But, although there may be be ki said. “Doctors are being taken along the agree totally with this better was better off off today today then then you you were were change [in editorial and politiwas the the worst worst of of all, all, causing causing aa some some middle middle ground ground left, left, the the change [in editorial and politithe so weleader can’t to allow this to happen. We Syrian border. I was supposed to had church Philip's is politithe last last 10 10 years? years? II am! am! cal St have Philip's church leader to divergence divergence is so so great greatneed political focus focus for for the the Home Home St II understand demand decorum saying "This cally — as seen also on social to offer our support. I am very proud that four physicians with me but they are in jail understand the the left left was was Reporter and the Spectator], demand decorum saying "This cally — as seen also on social Reporter and the Spectator], upset — what is God!.” Eighty Salaam Club,media the Rotary Club andyou oth-did now.allow We me recently had four doctors who of to say why. upset by by the the results results of of the the last last and media — that that what you did is aa House House of the God!.” Eighty and allow me to say why. presidential the percent the there Despite apparent er organizations in Bay Ridge, Reporter Brooklynand comingsome to help before they wereof depresidential election. election. 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II do so on rude and and others help of of the the politicians politicians on on the the Perfetto tweets" directed atgood you. as do so early early on with with rude around, and tweets" “Looking it does directed my heartat Bielecki that refugees in need Perfetto and explained others to to establish establish left in coming years mocking comments about middle left we we now now have have the the best best some hope to in see coming years and and mockinghelp comments about the the hope some middleupground, ground, there seeking a Lebanese-American my non-Lebdaily travel to 25 there miles economy, all can Conservative chalvirtually none. The economy, maybe maybe ever, ever, the the really campaigns all sides sides can rein rein in in Conservative candidate chal- campaigns really is virtually none. The is located anese neighbors, non-Arabic neighbors at his is medical clinic, which just candidate lowest the fanaticism and attacks. But is extreme, politilenging Peter Abbate. lowest unemployment unemployment for for all all divergence the fanaticism and attacks. But divergence is extreme, politilenging Peter Abbate. come out to help support the people that across the border from Syria. II doubt sadly. groups, Changes to made II will say bluntly that doubtinit, it,the sadly. groups, and and more more jobs jobs than than cally. cally. Changes had had to be beRalph made Succar will that Paula Paula are hurt and suffering Middle East. Community leader wassay at bluntly people. — Thomas Hilton to make the papers more ecoKatinas's report of this was people. — Thomas Hilton to make the papers more ecoKatinas's report of this was I’m very thankful for Father Bielecki and the event representing two organizations II am am aa fiscal fiscal conservative, conservative, not not which contributed to Bielecki’s mission. thankful for everybody that came out here aa Republican or a Democrat. I Republican or a Democrat. I The Salaam Club of New York present- tonight, and I pray for all of them.” am am aa registered registered independent independent that that Brooklyn Conservative Party Chair Fran has has voted voted for for both both parties parties at at one one ed Bielecki with a check for $2,500 and Vella-Marrone the Rotary Club of Verrazano gave him a time or another and for who I time or another and for who I for young attorney, said she was honored to believed believed would would be be the the best best perper- check for $1,000. Other members of the attend the reception for Bielecki and comConnors forgrad. sponsoring it. Salaam Club attending included son perfect forattorney recentmended law school son to to do do the the best best job. job. II don’t “I support Father Paul’s efforts to address don’t understand understand the the lack lack Joe Elhilow, accountant Wayne Muratore FThonorary in Canarsie-based of of theoffice; Christian refugees in the consul of the needs law of civility civility especially especially going going on on and John Abi-Habib, with the left. HRC said we Middle East,” Vella-Marrone said. “He is litLebanon. with the left. HRC said we salary commensurate with experience. can’t “One of the reasons why I’m here tonight erally doing God’s work. His remarks were can’t have have civility civility until until they they win. win. Maxine Maxine Waters Waters has has incitincit- is because I really feel for the Send eye-opening Christiansresume toand inspiring. We should all take ed ed lack lack of of civility civility by by demanddemand- in the Middle East,” Succar told this paper. our cue from him and continue to shine a ing ing Republicans Republicans be be confronted confronted “The Middle East is the birthplace of Chris- light on the hardship faced by the persecuted wherever they can. wherever they can. Cory Cory tianity. Our faith is rooted in the region and Christians of the Middle East.” Mike Connors, Frank Vulpi and Justin Daley at Father PaulBooker Bielecki’s reception. Booker (Spartacus) (Spartacus) has has done done
4• •HOME REPORTER • Week of November 30 - December 6, 2018 6, 2018 4 HOME REPORTER • Week of November 30-December
Focus on Bay Ridge
Cafiero Has Been There For Bay Ridge for Decades
By Charles F. Otey
Can Bay Ridge Afford to Lose Its Own ‘Greatest Generation?’
Community Was Improved, Defined By Dedicated Leaders Like Chip Cafiero
When did Bay Ridge become the city’s top volunteer community? Was it back in the 1990s when a thousand or more residents would take shovels and brooms in hand as part of the largest community clean-ups Brooklyn has ever seen? Why was Bay Ridge proclaimed by the Daily News as the best neighborhood in Brooklyn to raise children? Could one explanation be the children-cheering Ragamuffin Parade involving tens of thousands of kids, which started way back in 1967? Answers to both these questions can be found by looking into the deeds of those people who have extended themselves on behalf of the Greater Bay Ridge community. Some have been cited by the Bay Ridge Community Council, the Ragamuffin Parade Committee or the Merchants of Third Avenue’s Pioneers program, now in its 25th year. Maybe we could call them members of Bay Ridge’s Greatest Generation. I certainly will. They didn’t help us get through a war, but they did tackle urban blight, ubiquitous graffiti and the myriad challenges to keep this “Garden Spot of Brooklyn” as clean as an urban community can be through the Greater Bay Ridge Clean-up Campaign.
At the Top of the List: Chip Cafiero
The first person who comes to mind for lengthy and highly valued service is Chip Cafiero, who’s been active in all of the aforementioned activities and more for decades. Through this newspaper, Paula Katinas and I have been eyewitnesses to Cafiero’s involve-
ment in community activities — running the Third Avenue Festival for more than 40 years! We just happen to have on file certain photos that we offer as proof to newcomers and the “Twitteratti” that, like others of Bay Ridge’s Greatest Generation, Cafiero has “been here and done that” since the 1970s (you can look it up). We will, and we promise to tell about others who are well-qualified to be called part of Bay Ridge’s Greatest Generation.
Cafiero’s Facebook Message Stirs Shock, Sadness & More
Understandably, many were upset when they saw the following Facebook post Cafiero issued following the recent senatorial election: “Great things are proposed for the new Bay Ridge and I will have time to watch them since I won’t be delivering turkeys to the needy, putting up Christmas trees, playing Santa, running Easter Egg hunts, organizing park clean-ups or producing Concerts in the Parks or helping with Summer Strolls, and, of course, I can finally go trick-or-treating!” Saddened and shocked, hundreds replied with the same theme: “Say it isn’t so, Chip!” He quickly replied, “I am not leaving Bay Ridge. I love this community. It’s just that [state Sen.] Marty [Golden] and I were a team that worked together right from the start and created most of the events along with his staff. Now, if Marty is no longer in office, that team will no longer exist and I can finally enjoy quality time with my family and friends. You will still see me in the neighborhood. I will still coordinate the
Cafiero (far left) is pictured at a Greater Bay Ridge Clean-up with others, including Marty Golden, Chuck Otey, Jay Sessa and John Logue. festivals and parades and will continue to work with the Merchants of Third Avenue, the Fifth Avenue BID and with Adelphi Academy [of Brooklyn] and will do whatever I can to keep the music scene and the arts alive and thriving in Bay Ridge. Again, I am not disappearing, and I’m sure Marty isn’t either.”
Approximately 20 years ago, Chip Cafiero huddles with Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe.
ABOVE: Cafiero and his late wife Linda are pictured at an early Shore Road picnic (their daughter Nicolette is still a baby!). AT LEFT: Shown (left to right) in this 1996 photo are Ragamuffin Man of the Year Cafiero, Gloria Melnick and Ragamuffin Grand Marshal Bob Howe. AT RIGHT: Cafiero (on truck) unloads cleaning equipment for a 1993 Greater Bay Ridge Clean-up that involved more than 2,000 volunteers on a sunny Saturday. Others shown are Pat Quinn and Patricia Ann Vaccarro. Photos/brooklynarchive.com
Cafiero founded the Bay Ridge Haunted Halloween Walk some 20 years ago. He is pictured with Albert C. Corhan, director of academy operations at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, one of the producers of this past year’s event. Photo courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn
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Police Seek Suspect for Assaulting 67-Year-Old Woman Inside Bus in Ridge BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
ops are looking for a women wanted in connection with an assault upon a 67-year-old woman inside a bus in Bay Ridge. According to authorities, on Weds., Nov. 14 at around 8:30 a.m., inside a southbound S79 bus near 86 th Street and Fourth Avenue, the suspect got into an argument with the
victim and punched her in the chest, also wrapping her hands around the victim’s neck and briefly strangling her. The suspect also bent the victim’s fingers backwards. The assailant then fled into the 86th Street subway station. The suspect is described by police as a black female in her 30s with black hair in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored coat and green medical scrub pants.
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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Compiled by Jaime DeJesus
62 ND PRECINCT
The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. OVERNIGHT THIEF: A motel stay turned costly for a 23-year-old man, who had his credit cards and cellphone stolen by a woman he was staying with inside the Shore Parkway hostelry on Thurs., Nov. 22. According to reports, the victim stated he met the woman and they hung out all night inside the motel room. When he woke up at around 5 a.m., he discovered the woman was gone, and so was his property. No arrests have been made. MAN NABS PURSE FROM DRIVER: A 24-year-old woman had her pocketbook stolen during an argument inside a car near Bay Parkway and Shore Parkway on Weds., Nov. 21. Reports say that at around 8:30 p.m., the woman was driving when she got into an argument with her companion. When she pulled over, she told him to leave the vehicle. The perp then grabbed the pocketbook containing around $800 worth of items, ran out of the car and fled on foot northbound on Bay Parkway. No arrests have been made. SAFE STOLEN FROM BENSONHURST STORE: An unknown crook broke into a men’s clothing store on 86th Street between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway and stole a safe containing around $1,975 on Sun., Nov. 18 at around 8 p.m. According to reports,, the crook entered the store by breaking the rear door on the second floor. No arrests have been made. NEARLY TRICKED: A 30-year-old man was almost tricked out of nearly $6,500 by an unknown perp on Tues., Nov. 20. Reports say that at around 11 a.m., the victim, who lives near 77th Street and 16th Avenue, received a phone call from a man posing as a police officer from the 79th Precinct who stated that he had a warrant for his arrest. The perp then demanded via text message to the victim that he send $6,500 to him via wire transfer, or he would be arrested. The victim didn’t transfer the money and contacted the police. No arrests have been made.
68 TH PRECINCT
The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. COPS BUST CROOK AT BAY RIDGE DEPARTMENT STORE: An 18-year-old man was arrested by officers for allegedly robbing a Bay Ridge department store on 86th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on Weds., Nov. 21. According to reports, at around 1:15 p.m., the suspect allegedly stole $250 worth of clothing, cologne and watches. When he tried to leave the store, a security guard tried to grab the clothing back, at which point the man allegedly kicked and pushed him, resulting in minor injuries. Police said that the suspect has two active warrants. MAN STRIKES WOMAN WITH CANE: A woman was assaulted by a 60-year-old man wielding a cane at 83rd Street and Fifth Avenue on Tues., Nov. 20 at around 6:23 p.m. Reports say that the woman riding her bicycle when she was approached by the unknown attacker, who struck her in the face with his cane and fled the scene. The cane was recovered by police, but no arrests have been made.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT WITH A BOTTLE: A 29-year-old man was apprehended by police for allegedly striking a 28-yearold man with a bottle near 67th Street and Fifth Avenue on Thurs., Nov. 22 at around 5:56 a.m. According to reports, the suspect allegedly hit the victim in the forehead with the bottle and then punched him in the face. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn for treatment. CAR RAID: A vehicle parked on 76th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues was broken into on Mon., Nov. 19 at around 12:20 p.m. Several items, including credit cards, were stolen; the owner, a 40-year-old man, later discovered the credit cards had been used. No arrests have been made. HACKED: An unknown crook stole around $13,500 from a Chase Bank account on Tues., Nov. 20. The victim, a 72-year-old man, told police that he believes his computer may have been hacked by the crook as three transactions were made on line totaling $12,000 in cash. $1,500 was also taken via ATM transactions. The victim had his cards canceled. No arrests have been made.
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SLA Suspends Liquor License for Sunset Park’s Blue Martini 39 Lounge
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Blue Martini 39 Lounge. BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
unset Park bar Blue Martini 39 Lounge, 314 39th Street, had its liquor license suspended by the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) during a full board meeting on Tues., Nov. 20 The stoppage was ordered by SLA Chairperson Vincent Bradley, and Commissioners Lily Fan and Greeley Ford. The liquor license suspension, according to the SLA, followed an incident on Sat., Nov. 10, in which a highly intoxicated patron leaving the bar was fatally struck by a car. Authorities said that at around 1:16 a.m., the victim was crossing Third Avenue near 39th Street when he was hit by a black 2016 Chevy Camaro operated by a 20-year-old man. When cops arrived, they saw the victim on the ground with severe head
trauma. EMS rushed the victim to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. According to a police source, surveillance video showed that the victim had been served too much alcohol before he was thrown out of the establishment and struck by the car. “There is actually video in regards to this,” said the source. “It’s not for public consumption, but we felt the story should be told. On the video, it shows the man that was run over was passed out inside the bar earlier. I guess he regained consciousness, and they’re still serving him liquor after he came to. Shortly after, you see them escorting him out. They’re literally grabbing him and kicking him out. You see him walk out the club and I kid you not, about 15 seconds later, you see the impact when he gets hit by the car. He got overserved. The guy ended up dying. His brother-in-law was
with him at the time. But he wasn’t hit by the car.” Following up on the incident, on Fri., Nov. 16, the SLA and officers from the NYPD conducted an inspection, resulting in the SLA charging the licensee with 17 violations, including “two counts of selling to an intoxicated patron, employing unlicensed bouncers, failing to permit an inspection, failure to maintain books and records, in addition to seven codes violations, operating a disorderly premises and failure to supervise.” According to the SLA’s attorney, Christopher Riano, “This licensee has not only ignored the laws concerning selling to intoxicated individuals, minors and after-hours sales, but she has also refused to cooperate with the police on multiple occasions.” By taking action, Riano added, “The authority has shown that any establishment that continues to ignore the law and strain police resources, and
particularly those that overserve their patrons to
the point where those patrons are in life-threatening
danger, will be shut down immediately.” The SLA determined that the licensee had a recent pattern of selling alcohol in a reckless manner. “Based on referrals from the NYPD, the SLA currently has three pending cases against the Blue Martini 39 Lounge, including selling to a minor on Sept. 21, 2018, failure to permit an inspection on Sept. 1, 2018 and for selling alcohol after 4 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2018,” said the SLA in a statement. “These cases are currently pending before the SLA.” The police source said that the bar owner recently surrendered his liquor license.
Dyker Heights Resident Indicted in Connection to Six Borough Park Burglaries BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
Dyker Heights man has been arraig ned for allegedly committing a string of six burglaries in Borough Park in September and October, including breaking into two synagogues and a religious school. Fifty-year-old Charles Cajigas was arraigned on Mon., Nov. 19 before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice William Miller on two indictments in which he is charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal trespass, among other things. He was ordered held on $75,000 bail and to return to court on Jan. 11, 2019. “This defendant is allegedly a professional burglar whose crime spree violated the sanctity of religious institutions, among other places, from which he stole cash and religious items,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in a statement. “We will now seek to hold him accountable.” Cajigas was arrested on Oct. 23, after the New
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A surveillance image of the suspect. York City Police Department’s Facial Recognition Program identified him as a possible suspect. Following his arrest, he allegedly identified himself on video surveillance taken from the crime scenes and told the police where the religious items could be located. According to authorities, on Sat., Sept. 15, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Cajigas allegedly burglarized a store near 45th Street and 18th Avenue. On Tues., Sept. 25, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the defendant allegedly burglarized the Kedishas Aharon Synagogue on 39th Street between 13th and 14th Avenues, and stole
two silver crowns used in religious services. Also, on Tues., Sept. 25, at around 2:20 a.m., he allegedly burglarized a store near 46th Street and 13th Avenue. On Sun., Oct. 7, at around 1:22 a.m., the defendant allegedly burglarized Gan Yisroel School near 39th Street and 15th Avenue. Then on Mon., Oct. 8, at approximately 4:20 a.m., he allegedly burglarized the Seret Wiznitz Synagogue near 48th Street and 13th Avenue. Finally, on Sun, Oct.21, at around 4:25 a.m., Cajigas allegedly burglarized a store near 48th Street and 18th Avenue.
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Dyker Leaders Step Up Effort to Police Christmas Lights Display BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
s the first of the famous D y ke r Heights Christmas lights displays went up, community leaders and local officials are stepping up efforts to tame the month-long extravaganza to avoid the craziness of previous years. “The city has been very supportive of us. What we want is to have a safety plan in place that works,” Dyker Heights Civic Association President Fran Vella-Marrone told this newspaper on Monday. The end of the long Thanksgiving weekend usually signals the start of the Christmas lights display as homeowners turn their attention to decorating their front lawns with eye-popping holiday decorations in preparation for the hordes of visitors who come and gawk at the over-the-top extravaganza. Vella-Marrone also sought to clarify the position of the Dyker Heights Civic Association on the Christmas lights. Following a Nov. 13 civic association meeting during
which a crackdown of the holiday display was discussed, Vella-Marrone said she read numerous comments on social networking sites criticizing her group’s efforts and accusing the organization’s members of being Grinches. People had gotten the mistaken impression that the civic association is opposed to the display, she said. “We’re not against the Christmas lights display. We’re not trying to shut it down. I couldn’t shut it down even if I wanted to. These are private homeowners doing something on their private property. But we want to make it safe and enjoyable for everyone,” Vella-Marrone said. The safety plan the civic association is pushing would include traffic enforcement to keep the tour buses and private cars moving as well as enforcement by the New York City Department of Health to crack down on unlicensed vendors selling cider and hot chocolate on the streets. Working with Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann, Vella-Marrone is
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The Dyker Heights Civic Association loves the elaborate Christmas decorations put on display by homeowners, but the large numbers of visitors who descend on the neighborhood each year lead to public safety concerns, President Fran Vella-Marrone said.
also seeking a crackdown on homeowners who lease space in their driveways to the food vendors in violation of city health regulations. In previous years, the proliferation of food vendors has led to a sharp increase in litter on local streets, according to Vella-Marrone. “The Department of Health is essential to this plan,” said Vella-Marrone, adding that the agency can levy heavy-duty fines (in some cases $1,000) on people who violate the rules. The fines can serve as a deterrent, she said. Dyker Heights residents usually unveil their Christmas lights right after Thanksgiving and keep them up until shortly after New Year’s Day. Most are concentrated in the area between 10th and 13th avenues from 82nd Street to 86th Street where scores of homeowners erect twostory-tall Santas, dancing reindeer, giant Nutcrackers, illuminated snowflakes and other over-the-top decorations in front of their houses. The show attracts tens of thousands of holiday-happy
visitors, including many tourists who arrive on tour buses to take in the sights and sounds. But the holiday extravaganza, while enjoyable, creates major headaches for Dyker Heights residents, according to Vella-Marrone. The problems include a near-constant flow of vehicular traffic on side streets that prevents residents from getting their cars out of their driveways, children who ignore oncoming traffic and dash across the street, and visitors who carelessly discard cups of hot chocolate on sidewalks, Vella-Marrone said. Beckmann agreed that the Christmas display has gotten a bit out of hand. “It really has become a hardship for residents,” Beckmann said at the civic association meeting two weeks ago. The New York Police Department is aware of the situation, according to Deputy Police Chief Charles Scholl of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. “You’re going to see some resolution to this problem,” he assured residents at the civic association meeting.
Grinches Vandalize Dyker Lights, Steal Copper Wire BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
here’s no place like D yker Heig hts for the holidays — something that unknown thieves and vandals have apparently discovered, to residents’ dismay. According to Dyker Heights resident Renea Gargiulo, who heads the growing Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Facebook page, a number of local residents reached out in wake of the unexpected Nov. 15 snowstorm to say that their lights had been vandalized. “Basically I was told that when it snowed that Thursday, there were a handful of homes that were affected by someone clipping their power cords for their
lights,” she told this news- 2012 during Superstorm paper. “These people were Sandy. stealing the copper that was “I know that during Sandy inside of these heavy duty there were a lot of problems power cords.” with people going into Gargiulo, whose Face- homes that were left vacant book page now services and stealing copper,” she more than 17,000 fans of the said. storied Dyker Heights traSimilarly, Dyker residition, hopes the Grinches dents are no stranger to will look elsewhere as the full-fledged display thefts. season shines on. In 2016, a Dyker Heights “It’s just horrible,” she resident captured sursaid, hopeful that, with veillance footage of an the promise of increased unknown thief lurking in enforcement this year his family’s front yard and from the New York City eventually walking off with Police Department (name- a huge holiday blow-up ly, the 68th Precinct), these decoration. no-gooders will leave the “The whole thing; wires, everything,” the resident lights alone. “We just hope they stay told this paper that year. away,” Gargiulo said, add- “Everything that was a part ing that the neighborhood of that Santa Claus was – known worldwide for its gone.” larger-than-life holiday Gargiulo spoke to the isdisplays – experienced a sue to us back then, as well. similar string of thefts in “It’s disgraceful that
anyone would choose to zone in on this wonderful community, for all that it traditionally contributes and represents at this time of the year, and use it as an opportunity to take away from the beautiful displays that are a huge part of creating this happy experience for all,” she said that November. “It takes a lot of nerve.” A police source told this paper that he would look into the most recent claims and, at a Mon., Nov. 19 Community Board 10 general meeting, 68th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Robert Conwell told attendees that the precinct has been working closely to make this the safest year yet. “We’re confident that all of the planning we’ve done is going to work out well,” he said.
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After the Nov. 15 snowstorm, some Dyker Heights homes were hit by vandals who made off with the copper inside the heavy power cords attached to holiday lights.
Storied Lights Shine on in Dyker Heights
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The houses in Dyker Heights are already alight for the holidays.
By Meaghan McGoldrick
All is merry and bright and ahead of schedule in Dyker Heights. The small south Brooklyn nabe — lauded as “Con Ed’s warmest heartthrob” and the “undisputed capital of Christmas pageantry” by the New York Times — has begun to deck its halls with this season’s round of larger-than-life holiday displays that, neighbors say, only get bigger and brighter each year. According to local resident Renea Gargiulo, lights – which typically make their debut Thanksgiving weekend – were starting to be hung this year as early as mid-November. “Everyone started decorating early in the main area,” said Gargiulo, who started the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Facebook page “on a whim” five years ago. “The rest of the houses should be lit by Dec. 1.” A yearly staple since sometime in the late ‘80s – though no residents are really sure of when the lights sparked such a buzz – the decorative, dazzling and sometimes over-the-top lights recruit visitors from neighboring communities along with travelers from other states and even countries (some of them even utilizing ticketed tour buses). Many of those admirers keep up with the festivities via Gargiulo’s page, which as of this season has more than 17,000 followers. “It’s been doing phenomenal,” said the Dyker native of the Facebook page. “I keep getting more and more people liking the page from around the world. They always have great things to say after they’ve visited.” Since its creation half a decade ago, Gargiulo said, her page has become a go-to for information and live-time updates on the annual event. She said she most often has to reiterate to out-of-towners that Dyker Heights is just your regular neighborhood. “They think it’s an amusement park with admission and that there are bathrooms,” she laughed, “so it’s just a constant updating of information.” Gargiulo stressed that her intention with the page is to “support the community at large.” “I don’t make any money for running this page,” she went on. “It’s not a business for me. It’s just something that I do in my spare time because I love the tradition so much.” Gargiulo isn’t alone. The tried-and-true tradition draws packedto-the-gills crowds each year. However, as can be expected, the growing displays do come with their fair share of criticism – much of it sparked by the congestion. To address concerns, the Dyker Heights Civic Association (DHCA) has partnered with the New York City Police Department (and, most notably, the 68th Precinct) to come up with a detailed safety plan that includes traffic enforcement to keep the tour buses and private cars moving as well as enforcement by the New York City Department of Health to crack down on unlicensed vendors selling cider and hot chocolate on the streets. Arguments aside, the lights can be seen now through early January, with the area from 10th Avenue to 12th Avenue across the 80s particularly dramatically lit. When asked if she, herself still loved the lights, Gargiulo didn’t hesitate. “I can’t live without them,” she said. “Each year it brings such great energy and Christmas spirit to the community and to my family because it’s something that’s been a part of our lives for so long.” Still, she is hopeful that more can be done to ease congestion. “I really feel like this is the year where there’s going to be some serious action taken to get some support for the people that live in the area,” Gargiulo said. “It’s just too good of a tradition not to.” Additional reporting by Paula Katinas
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Fifth Avenue BID Celebrates Small Business Saturday in Style BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
The Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue BID celebrated Small Business Saturday in style on Sat., Nov. 24 with a complimentary trolley ride for families, and an extra special visit from Santa. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday first observed in 2010. Held Thanksgiving weekend and sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday weekend shoppers to patronize brick and mortar and mom-and-pop stores closer to home. To mark the occasion, Executive Director of the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement
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District (BID) Amanda Zenteno and her team handed out bags full of special deals along the strip for the big shopping weekend. The trolley event was used as a means to promote Small Business Saturday, a day of the year, Zenteno said, that is what Fifth Avenue is all about. “Something like Small Business Saturday is so important
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because Fifth Avenue is all and lots of people go out for mom-and-pop shops,” she said, Black Friday but remembering “so when people talk about to come and visit your neighsmall neighborhood business borhood store is important,” – this is exactly what they’re Zenteno said. “It’s then that talking about.” you realize that your dollars are As for the event itself, Zen- going so much further.” teno said, “I thought Saturday Those dollars, she said, are went very well. We had a going right back into Bay packed trolley, we had kids Ridge. with Santa – we also brought “One of the values of shopElmo along. It was a great day.” ping local is that the people Beyond the wonderful who own these businesses are weather, Zenteno said the giving back to the community annual event benefited from all the time,” Zenteno told this a partnership this year with paper, adding that she and her Investors Bank. team have been working on “We had Investors Bank a “Meet the Merchant” video sponsor the trolley so we had series. a table out where they were “One of the things that just giving out information and keeps coming up in all of goodies,” she said, “and we these videos is how much were next to them doing the these merchants are the fabric same thing for Small Business of our community,” she went Saturday.” on. “Their kids go to school She hopes that, for years to here, they’re involved in local come, the calendar day will charities, and they give back.” serve as an encouragement for All in all, Zenteno said, people to “shop small.” “their success is Bay Ridge’s “Lots of people shop online success.”
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Sunset Residents Brave Cold for BID’s Annual Tree Lighting BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
It was a winter wonderland in Sunset Park. Despite frigid temperatures, the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony on Thurs., Nov. 23 in front of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, complete with entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus, and gifts, all for free. Executive Director for the BID David Estrada — part of the event for the first time under that title — called it a major success. “Aside from being freezing, it was fantastic,” he said. “The proof for me was when I saw the clown on stage. It was freezing cold yet these kids were so zeroed in on the entertainment.” He was grateful to the church for hosting the beloved event. “It’s a 20-year tradition and I’m just thankful that the tradition can continue through their generosity,” Estrada said. In addition, Estrada praised the local talent. “We have a
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Attendees posed with Santa inside the trolley before the tree was lit outside OLPH. marching band, a magician, a clown, a jazz combo,” he noted, adding “The combination of the talent and then being able to carry on the tradition was great.” When Saint Nick arrived, thanks to planning by the BID’s own Cathy Williams, he was inside the BID’s historic trolley. “It became Santa’s workshop and when the kids wanted to come and take their photo with Santa, instead of having to stand outside shivering the whole time, they had a nice,
warm trolley,” Estrada said. “It was a fun place to go in, take their photo with him and get a free gift.” Local businesses also were critical to the success of the event. “A couple of the sponsors like Cricket Wireless did giveaways and they raffled off a phone,” Estrada said. “Part of what makes me happy is that the BID isn’t looking outside the neighborhood to support these kinds of events. Local merchants see value in
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BAM presents Elemental on December 5th – 8th at BAM Fisher.
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New Utrecht Reformed Church presents The Italian Music Heritage on Saturday, December 1st.
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Barclay’s Center presents Michelle Obama: Becoming on Saturday, December 1st.
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Art SCHOOL OF PAIN The exhibition School of Pain draws on the work of Leopold von SacherMasoch and Marquis de Sade, the first two thinkers of economies of desire. Sade with his ironic demonstrations may be seen as a predecessor to the attitudes of twentieth century modern and conceptual art. The libidinal economy, unleashed by modern reason, turned out to easily adopt such subversions in the constant mutations of advanced capitalism. The originally subversive imagery of Sade’s mechanized, accelerating and coldly executed desire therefore turned out to be a very literal image of our time. The exhibition poses the question of whether the related but oppositional position of Masoch, based on suspension and
humor, couldn’t be the answer to both a return of contemporary art from theory to the sensual, but also meaningful art’s attitude towards an overly alienated world. The exhibition features work by artists Than Hussein Clark, Anna Daučíková, Chiara Fumai, Mark Ther and BRUD (Aditya Mandayam) and is curated by Michal Novotný, Director of Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA in Prague. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through December 16th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Art in General (145 Plymouth Street) SIXTEEN MEMOS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM An exhibition featuring the works of NARS Foundation’s 2018 Season IV artists-inresidence. The exhibition takes its title from Italo Calvino’s ‘Six Memos for the Next Millennium,’ a series of Charles Eliot Norton Poetry Lectures he was invited to
give at Harvard University over the course of the academic year between 1985-1986 regarding the literary values he identified as being of most importance for the coming millennium. He had intended to deliver eight lectures in total, but at the time of his departure to Massachusetts, he had written only five of them, which are teeming with references to stories of folklore, mythology, philosophical thought, etc. The sixth, his wife Esther Calvino revealed in the forward of the book, was planned to refer to Herman Melville’s story of ‘Bartleby,’ the scrivener who ‘preferred not to.’ When: Daily through December 16th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/NARS Foundation (201 46th Street) SOUND WORDS Sound Words, a solo exhibition of new works by Joo Yeon Woo. Through the body of work presented in the exhibition, Woo seeks to relate a sense of identity and place with her physical and psychological experiences of displacement. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through December 16th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) EMPATHY
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of glass, we see the ethics of Senegalese families, bounded by love, understanding, and blood. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through November 30th, 3 – 7 p.m. Where: Boerum Hill/Gumbo (425 Atlantic Avenue) WALKIE TALKIE DREAM GARDEN An interactive soundwalk by sound artist (and Greenpointer) Dafna Naphtali. With music from and about the waterfront delivered via in a free iOS and Android app and audio augmented reality. The app uses location tracking and GPS to allow the experience to change depending on where you decide to walk. When: Daily through December 1st, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Between North 15th and North 7th streets, from Kent Street to the waterfront THE POINT OF WATER: JANET GOLDER The Point of Water is a wall installation that uses fabricated, recycled, and found steel objects. In Bamana thought in addition to north, south east and west there is a 5th cardinal point: the point of water. Access to water determines where villages are located. The circle can be like a CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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This exhibition features artists who reveal a capacity for empathy, a willingness to reflect on another’s point of view or to understand those whose backgrounds differ from their own. Through photography, video, sculpture, drawing, embroidery, installation, performance, and virtual reality, the artists engage in projects that employ deep listening, compassion, care ethics, and other empathic skills. Bundith Phunsombatlert collaborated with seniors at Rosetta Gatson Neighborhood Senior Center through a series of workshops, inviting senior residents to share their stories while teaching them the cyanotype photographic printing process. All of the participants were Caribbean immigrants and several of their migration narratives were collected into an artist book that is being published by the artist. Appalled by news reports of immigrant children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Michael Kelly Williams was moved to create a new work for the exhibition, which addresses the immigrant crisis in this country. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through December 30th, 12 – 6 p.m.
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drop of rain, a symbol of water. And the ellipse can symbolize a body of water. When: Daily through December 2nd, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Calabar Imports (351 Tomkins Avenue) BRIDGING TWO WORLDS: THE LAND OF THE LIVING AND THE LAND OF THE DEAD The exhibition brings together artworks and artifacts that speak to the universal question: “what happens to us after we die?” When: Saturdays & Sundays through December 2nd, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Gatehouse (500 25th Street) COMMORANCY Featuring contemporary photographs utilizing architecture across a range of visual and theoretical concepts. Artists include Niv Rozenberg, Krisa Svalbonas, David Trautrimas, Joana P. Cardozo, Odette England, Diane Meyer and Ben Marcin. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through December 7th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) WILLIAM NORTON In his first solo exhibition in over a decade William
Norton presents his highly personal “Myth of the Manhood.” When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through December 9th, 1 p.m. Where: Bushwick/M. David & Co. (56 Bogart Street) VITTORIA CHIERICI: THE PHILOSOPHER’S CLOTHES The artist presents large paintings she has dedicated to Raphael’s famous fresco School of Athens. When: Thursdays-Sundays through December 15th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place) BEACH AND QUIET (A REST STOP) Coaxing the unnameable. A room, an actual condition. Dubious utility. Situated images, objects, events. Ambiance, silence, vibration. Wind, clay, trees, cloth. Without the synthetic, the rote, the mannered, the cautious, the mercenary, the logical. Inclination towards still. Liberated assumptions, hovering reference. Delight in the role of delivery. Pause, option, breath, freedom. Friend as unguarded recipient. When: Thursdays-Sundays through December 16th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick /STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street) GRISELDA SAN MARTIN THE WALL
United Photo Industries is proud to announce our fourth collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and the DUMBO Business Improvement District to display the powerful work of photographer Griselda San Martin’s very powerful project on the already existing wall that divides the United States and Mexico, as a large scale photographic public art exhibition in DUMBO Brooklyn at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian entrance. When: Daily through December 20th Where: DUMBO SUBVERT CITY Conceived by gallery artist Vincent Como, this exhibition brings together a group of five artists, each of whom are engaged in varied yet distinct forms of painterly heresy. Apophatic meditations on the modern canon which endeavor to honor tradition by undermining, over-saturating, or inverting it. From the subtle to the sublime, that which was once deemed non-objective by Malevich, has become radicalized into a planar lucidity of the material object-in-itself. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through December 22nd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space
(16A Main Street) JOHANNAH HERR: YOUR COMFORT IS ATTENDED BY PERMANENT VIOLENCE Using cut vinyl and wall paint, Johannah Herr’s monumental text-based murals simultaneously create a dazzling surface of metallic and glitter elements that seduces viewers into engaging in the polarizing discussions of these urgent issues, from women’s rights to climate justice and the value of Black lives. When: Daily through January 20th, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BRIC House (647 Fulton Street) TOWARDS A NEW ARCHEOLOGY This group show brings together artists who reevaluate the history of material culture — presenting installation and sculptural works that speak to a mystical, transcendent, and visionary future. Towards a New Archaeology features work by Amy Brener, Leeza Meksin, Sheila Pepe, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Ester Partegàs, Jean Shin, and Rachel Eulena Williams. When: Daily through January 2019, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building (30 Lafayette Street) SYRIA, THEN AND NOW: STORIES FROM REFUGEES
A CENTURY APART Features highlights from the museum’s collection of thirteenth century Syrian ceramics alongside work by the contemporary Arab artists Ginane Makki Bacho, Issam Kourbaj, and Mohamed Hafez. The juxtaposition between these works highlights the ongoing struggle to find home during tumultuous times and the commonalities between refugees throughout history. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through January 2019, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) 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) BROOKLYN: A NEW HOME, A NEW LIFE As they watched the Trump
administration’s Muslim ban and subsequent restraining orders move closer to the Supreme Court, outgoing Teen Council Members identified immigration as the timely and broad topic for 2018. In responding to their mandate, 2018 Council Members analyzed how concepts of “us” and “them” lead to stereotypes of immigrants and considered how race and immigration have intersected differently across eras. They sought to strike a delicate balance between the range of immigrant experiences across time, culture, and individual life trajectories. Council members grappled with ongoing, unifying themes related to living away from the land of one’s birth— language, cultural fluidity, code switching, and American immigration law and policing. The resultant exhibition, Brooklyn: A New Home, a New Life, features stories about historical Brooklynites: Harriet Judson, John Roebling, Nathan Handwerker, and Shirley Chisholm, as well as Ravi Ragbir, a contemporary immigration activist. The people featured are not all immigrants, but each represent a different lens into the story of American immigrants, and show, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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JEREMIAH STONE + FABIÁN VON HAUSKE: A VERY SERIOUS COOKBOOK W/ ALISON ROMAN + JULIA KRAMER This is the story of two nd th Week of the 22 to 28 places beloved by chefs and and had a private practice for 40 years prior continued from previous page foodies worldwide – Lower to joining the bench. East Side tasting-menu without a doubt, how and Director of Economic “Truly we lost another of the restaurant Contra, andgreatest its Brooklyn has been shaped Policy at the Association for generation,” Cannavo said. “He lived more casual sister, Wildair. by the many international Neighborhood &through Housingthe depression, World War [II], he The book exudes the spirit ties within its vibrant and Development Lena Afridi for worked very hard to get wherethat he was. He of collaboration inspires a conversation moderated varied communities showed us whatthe true gritpassionately and determination chefs’ by Vanity Fair contributing When: Wednesdays-Sundays was really about.seasonal He’s truly a greatstyle, American cooking editor Paul Goldberger as through May 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. and I’m going toboundary-pushing miss him.” creativity, they consider how to Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Cannavo’s eulogy came at a Columbian and love of natural wine. counteract the “mallBrooklyn Historical Society Lawyers meeting on discrimination against A Very Serious Cookbook: ification” of public space and (128 Pierrepont Street) Italian-Americans, which seemed appropriContra Wildair includes a commerce in NYC. ate as he recalled the judge’s efforts to build foreword by US comedian When: Thursday, November Eric Wareheim; 85 recipes up the association. 29th, 6:30 – 8 p.m. into chapters: “He was oneorganized of the founding members of Where: Brooklyn Heights/ AlwaysLawyers (mainstay, nonwhat the Columbian [Association] Brooklyn Historical Society seasonal); Sometimes was,” Cannavo said. “He was always (128 Pierrepont Street) MALLS VS. BODEGAS: (hyper-seasonal, chef involved because he liked to be guest the tremenRESISTING THE THE SIXTH AVENUE collaborations, international dous force that he was. He was a great supSUBURBANIZATION OF HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR travelHe inspiration); Never porter for everyone. understood what this THE CITY Organized by Peter Miller of (dishes on the menu organization was about and how important it While chain stores proliferate Freebird Books, the sixthonce, notofexistent yet, all was for professionals Italian-American along neighborhood main annual Brooklyn Holiday and Pantry. descent to haveimportant); a forum where they could streets, a simultaneous Book Fair transforms When: Tuesday, December feel awelcome and get the support they needphenomenon of storefront our Great Room into 7:30 p.m. to continue in4th, this profession. Mostly, he vacancy threatens the marketplace thated features Where: Cobble Hill/Books are character of NYC’s famously a guy who stood for the dignity and hundreds of rare,was vintage Magic (225 Smith Street) vibrant street life as and out-of-print integrity books of Italian Americans in any walk of MYSTERY CLUB landlords push out small from local independent life. We should KIDS be proud of what he stood Children six and up will business owners, holding Brooklyn booksellers, for. readfor short mysteryhis books out for higher-paying including Brooklyn Books, “When he ran Assembly slogan followed by Cannavo a scavenger tenants. Join Center for an Enchanted Books, Freebird was ‘Atta-boy Giamboi,’” continhuntwant to solve a case in the Urban Future Executive Books, Honey & Wax ued. “Judge, I just to say to you, from branch itself. Director Jonathan Bowles, Booksellers, Unnameable all of us, that you did good. Thanks for sharWhen: December of Vanishing New Books, Left Bank ing and a good such lifeTuesday, with us. Atta boy, ined the author firm Sullivan Papain Block McGrath and Books 4th, 4 – 5 p.m. York: How a Great City Lost Lizzyoung Bookseller, with 2004. Brooklyn Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese Giamboi.” Where: Flatbush/Clarendon gift wrapping from Presence Its Soul Jeremiah Moss,
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Library (2035 Nostrand Avenue) BOOK LAUNCH: THE LABYRINTH BY SAUL STEINBERG Discussion w/ Liana Finck, Bill Kartalopoulos, Françoise Mouly, and Joel Smith Liana Finck, Bill Kartalopolous, Françoise Mouly, and Joel Smith will discuss the importance of Saul Steinberg’s The Labyrinth, first published in 1960 and now back in print from New York Review Books. In his books, Steinberg used drawing as a kind of thinking without words. When: Tuesday, November 27th, 7 p.m. Where: DUMBO/ Power House Arena (28 Adams Street)
Educational BROOKLYN ROBOTICS LEAGUE Wanna build a robot? Try your hand at coding? Well we might have just the thing for you... Kids & Teens, ages 9-17, work with our TRS Genie and register for our lego robotics league at the Mill Basin Library. Build & program a small robot to do some awesome stuff. When: Thursday, November 29th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Mill Basin/Mill Basin Library (2385 Ralph Ave (near Ave N))
TODDLER YOGA & DANCE CLASS 2S & 3S This program is being offered by BMS and MUSE Academy for parents who want their little ones to explore dance, yoga and music starting at an early age. When: Thursday, November 29th, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Where: Fort Greene/Brooklyn Music School (126 St. Felix Street) OPEN LEVEL LAB: COMPUTER BASICS New to computers? Want to get more familiar with using the mouse, typing, navigating the screen and going online? Drop in to an Open Level Lab for one-onone assistance with basic computer use. When: Saturday, December 1st, 12 – 2 p.m. Where: Grand Army Plaza/ Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza) HAPPY ZOO YEAR Science experiments based on the exciting things WCS researchers are doing around the world to make our planet a better place for wildlife. When: Saturday, December 1st, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Prospect Park Zoo (450 Flatbush Avenue) SALSA & BATCHATA CLASSES
No partner or experience needed. All are welcome. Meet new people and make new friends as you learn the art and skill of salsa dancing & Bachata dancing at Dance Fever Studios. Salsa dance classes & Bachata dance classes are fun, creative and a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. When: Saturday, December 1st, 8 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Dance Fever Studios (159 20th Street) SOLAR ASTRONOMY Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Owl’s Head Park Volunteers for an afternoon of learning about the daytime sky. When: Sunday, December 2nd, 1 – 2 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Owl’s Head Park (67th Street & Colonial Road) THERE’S MORE TO JUDAISM 101? Come to Bay Ridge Jewish Center for a refresher course in Judaism and for those interested in becoming Jewish. Class will meet once a month. When: Monday, December 3rd, 7 – 8 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st Street) BABY SIGN LANGUAGE In this playful and educational program, students and caregivers CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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will learn the basics of the language, including numbers, colors, greetings, family terms and more. Students can practice and grow their new language skills through a variety of fun activities such as songs and games. When: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Where: DUMBO/Sparks by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (1 John Street)
Family Fun TODDLERS EXPLORE: EXERCISE PLAY Come to library for toddler arts and crafts sessions. When Thursday, November 29th, 12 – 1 p.m. Where: Brownsville/ Brownsville Library (61 Glenmore Street at Watkins St) TARGET FIRST SATURDAY Join Brooklyn Museum for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment. See www.brooklynmuseum. org When: Saturday, December 1st, 5 – 11 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) WINTERFEST Celebrate the holiday season with the whole family. Wander inside the Holiday Market, and sip a hot chocolate or mulled wine. Buy a day pass for the whole family which gives you access to all attractions. Start with visiting the Maze and playing the scavenger hunt, slide down Snowzilla, get a thrill at bouncy, take a family photo inside the giant snow globe, visit Santa and go inside the beautiful dome to experience our Chocolate story. When: Daily through December 31st, Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
Film MAKING WAVES ROMANIAN CINEMA The Romanian cinema renaissance continues as seen in the thirteenth edition of this annual showcase, screening at BAM for the second time. This year’s program celebrates a new wave of films by women directors, including a Golden Bear-winning exploration of intimacy and desire; a groundbreaking gay love story; and documentaries that confront Romania’s turbulent 20th century. In addition, the festival highlights the darkly satirical work of internationally acclaimed auteur Radu Jude, whose career-long concerns CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
HOROSCOPES november 29 - DEcember 5, 2018 ♈ ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Try to avoid overindulgence, Aries. Too much of a good thing can start to turn sour. Learning moderation in all things is a valuable lesson to remember. ♉ TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, honesty with the people you care about is important, but work to avoid being too blunt when getting your point across. Try tempering the information shared. ♊ GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your home can seem like a major travel hub at times, with people coming and going at all hours. Find your quiet zone and retreat there when you need to recharge. ♋ CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you probably have a lot of running around to do this week and wonder how you are going to meet all of your obligations. Delegation can help with that. ♌ LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Do not be surprised if many visitors pop in to say hello, Leo. Impromptu social events can be enjoyable and even perk you up when you could use a smile. ♍ VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Spend time exercising at the gym or go on a hike this week to relieve some feelings of anxiety, Virgo. This will help calm you down and refocus. ♎ LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, an exciting communication could come your way in the next few days, sparking all sorts of changes in your life. Just weigh through all the options first. ♏ SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may want to participate in group activities or make a few new friends but do not know where to start. It’s all in the way you present yourself. ♐ SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 A powerful burst of energy has the potential to turn you into a workaholic this week, Sagittarius. You must keep yourself in check so you do not burn out quickly. ♑ CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, frustration can rear its ugly head when you don’t need it to visit. You’ll overcome this obstacle if you focus on positivity and the light at the end of the tunnel. ♒ AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 A busy week is ahead and you will need to put your head down and get to work, Aquarius. Rest, exercise and time spent with the ones you love can make it all worthwhile. ♓ PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, there’s a lot of work to do at home, but right now you may not be in the right frame of mind to start. Wait to start until you’re ready.
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with Jewish identity and the darkest chapters of Romanian history crescendo in his latest tour-de-force, “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” (2018). The series includes: Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie, 2018), Free Dacians (Gorgan, 2018), Licu, A Romanian Story (Dumitrescu, 2017), Moon Hotel Kabul (Damian, 2018), Soldiers: A Story From Ferentari (Mladenovic, 2017), Dead Nation (Jude, 2017), The Happiest Girl
in the World (Jude, 2009), Scarred Hearts (Jude, 2016), Everybody in Our Family (Jude, 2012), Aferim! (Jude, 2015). When: Daily, November 29th – December 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue) MARTHA & NIKI Directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens | 2016 In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos became the firstever female champions of
the Juste Debout in Paris, the largest hip-hop street-dance competition in the world. This documentary chronicles their incredible story of personal determination, friendship, and fierce artistry. When: Sunday, December 2nd, 2 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
Flea Markets FAD MARKET HOLIDAY POP-UP: MAKERS MARKET This holiday season find the perfect gift for everyone at FAD Market. Stroll through the gorgeous Romanesque Revival building of Brooklyn Historical Society and meet over 40 thoughtfully selected independent designer makers showcasing handcrafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Discover unique holiday gifts and snag one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers at FAD Market this winter. There’s something for everyone. When: Saturday & Sunday, December 1st & 2nd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street) BKLYN ARCTIC ADVENTURE The Holiday Virtual Reality Experience, created by the
experts at YokeyPokey, offers something for everyone – from an excursion to a Winter Wonderland to real life snowball fights and a chance to meet Santa – virtually, of course! Plus, Holiday photos for avid VR fans and their families and a Joybird Lounge where parents can relax while their kids are traveling through time. This experience is FREE with an extended 30 min adventure, the WINTER SMORGASBORD, When: Friday-Sunday through December 24th, 12 – 9 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Citypoint (445 Albee Square West)
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Tambour Wine Bar is one of Brooklyn’s finest wine bars with an incredible menu of starters and entrees with suggested wine pairings. Chef Thomas Perone is always prepared to help you select the best vino to complement your meal. In fact, he prides himself on making every guest’s dining experience a memorable one. www.tambourbar.com
If you’re looking for a Middle Eastern restaurant with a unique and appetizing style, look no further than Taheni’s on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope. Owner Malek Deib opened Taheni in Brooklyn, where his wife is from, and runs the restaurant with his mother and brother, bringing a little taste of Jordan to the heart of Brooklyn! www.taheni.com
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Clark’s Diner 80 Clark Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 855-5484 Clark’s Diner owner Mark tells Faces that the eatery has a full menu and serves the best breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it’s the Banana-Walnut pancakes that customers have been raving about, served with your choice of bacon, ham, sausage, Canadian bacon, Turkey bacon, blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips! clarksdiner.com
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Café Chili 172 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 260-0066 Café Chili is one of the most inviting restaurants on Court Street. Its sign proudly promotes the Thai cuisine the eatery is known for throughout the borough. It will literally transport you from Brooklyn to the heart of Thailand. It serves classic Thai dishes in a simple but elegant setting and is open everyday for lunch and dinner! www.cafechiliny.com
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Theatre for Kids and Families Opens in Park Slope By John Alexander INBROOKLYN
Play Nice Theatre has begun its season of lighthearted musicals with positive, life-aﬃrming messages about cooperation and kindness. And they’re looking for their July/August cast, musicians, and backstage helpers. Relocated from Manhattan, this all-volunteer company’s rehearsals and meetings reﬂect their mission and message by encouraging its mixed-generation cast and crew (ages 6 to 106) to interact socially and share stories of their own lives on and oﬀ stage. In a welcoming atmosphere, the experienced and new Play Nice actors and crew are encouraged to come early and linger after assigned rehearsal slots in order to get to know each other, help each other memorize their lines, do school homework and play games. Some may choose to help with scenery painting or prop-making. All ticket sales from main stage shows ($10 admission) is donated to local charities, a prime motivation for many participants who ﬁnd it rewarding to help raise money for those less fortunate through donating their time and talent. According to theatre founder Rob Lester, the cast and Photos courtesy of crew are like a second family. “Working on a show with
friendly people is fun and satisfying,” he says. The Brooklyn Eagle stopped by the new location at 89 Fourth Avenue, ﬁve blocks from Barclays Center, where the two-act musical “The Three Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn” is running on weekends (2 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 1). The Eagle is mentioned prominently in the Brooklyn-centric script in Scene 6 and the newspaper is used as a prop as well. The show’s target audience is ages six and up, with plenty of humor adults will appreciate. “Two six-year-olds are among the actors, with the oldest member more than ten times their age, and the family idea is reﬂected literally: the cast includes two brothers who play two of the pigs;Medina a mother and her son have Christine a scene together as an older pig
and hedgehog; two actors are cousins,” we’re informed. Original lyrics are set to public domain melodies including old folk songs and classic children’s tunes. The show, which emphasizes “being a good neighbor,” plus patience, perseverance, and pig puns runs through July 1, will be followed by show after show, starting with the summer musical about kids and counselors at an unusual summer camp, titled “Not a Happy Camper.” The theatre welcomes audition appointments, visits, donations of costumes and supplies, and all inquiries throughout the year. Acting classes, puppet shows, concerts, one-day free workshops, variety shows, and special family events are planned and a fundraising concert on July 20. For more details, show times, tickets, and contact information, go to www.PlayNicePeople. com.
CHANGING THE BRANDING GAME The CM Agency Founder and CEO Christine Medina working on a recent project.
By John Alexander
Photos are from the current production of “The 3 Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn”
The CM Agency Founder and CEO Christine Medina.
The two-time award-winning CM Brand agency -- which has continPhotos by Jarrett Scott ually been rated among the best marketing, branding and design agencies in Brooklyn -- is at the forefront of helping to change the way businesses market and brand their products and services. Born and raised in Brooklyn, CM Brand Founder and CEO Christine Medina opened her agency in 2016 and has quickly acquired a reputation for innovative designs and all-around excellence. “I wanted to create a one-stop shop agency,” Medina said. The CM Brand has successfully transformed businesses from the 14INB •ground INBROOKLYN — A Special Section up. With over seven yearsofofBrooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • Week of June 14-20, 2018 marketing experience, begun when she was an undergraduate, Medina was able to use her expertise to launch her own marketing and brand agency. Medina began her career in 2014 as a struggling college graduate trying to make it in the corporate world. After countless interviews, reality set in for the then 23-yearold, but she knew it was a challenge that she had to face. “If no company will hire me then I would create my own,” Medina said. Her agency offers a wide-array of services for its clients including brand and web design, content creation and calendar, photography, copywriting, logo design, branding and marketing strategy, brand identity package, graphic design services, print marketing services, marketing consulting, management consultant, social media consulting, brand consulting and business consulting. CM Brand clients range from real estate firms like Wire Reality to financial companies and well-known restaurants like Calexico NYC. “Working with the CM Brand has helped my business grow and has become a top brand in my industry,” said Oneida Franco of Franco Blueprint. This year alone, the CM Brand has won two awards, become a corporation, and was featured in two podcasts. It has also expanded its team and Medina hopes to open an office in Manhattan in the near future. The agency hosts a group of business consultants (Franco Blueprint) and a management consultant (Lenny Pesce) along with marketing and branding consultants. “We enjoy working with our clients and helping make their businesses successful,” Medina said. “Every client we work with becomes part of the team. Together we face the challenges and celebrate the victories.” of November 5, 2018 of • INBROOKLYN — AEagle/Brooklyn Special Section ofEagle/Heights Brooklyn Eagle//Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette• •17INB 17INB Week of November 29 - December 5, 2018 • Week INBROOKLYN —29-December A Special Section Brooklyn Daily Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette
A Look at the Books that have Inspired Literary Classics By Hillel Italie
The Associated Press
Behind every great book are the books which influenced it. The “micro-learning” app and platform blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as “A Clockwork Orange,” ‘’Oliver Twist” and “1984.” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was inspired by each of her parents — William Godwin’s “An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice” and Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women.” One of the defining novels of the Civil War era, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” drew in part upon one of the defining memoirs, “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.” Douglass’ book, which remains standard reading in many schools, also was cited by Toni Morrison for her Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel “Beloved.” “We were noticing the attention around the 200th anniversary of ‘Frankenstein’ and got to thinking about the nonfiction works which help author of fiction,” says Blinkist writer-editor Tom Anderson. “We think of those books as the unsung heroes.” Charles Dickens’ portrait of extreme wealth and poverty in London in “Oliver Twist” was in part modeled on Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” Anthony Burgess drew upon fiction and nonfiction for his terrifying “A Clockwork Orange,” his sources including Aldous Huxley’s futuristic classic “Brave New World” and B.F. Skinner’s landmark of psychology “Science and Human Behavior.” Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” reflected the
This combination photo shows, from left, covers of classic books “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy and George Orwell’s “1984.” Knopf/Signet Classics via AP author’s reading of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, along with works about Napoleon and French history. According to Tolstoy scholar Ani Kokobobo, the author was “captivated” by Schopenhauer and his belief that “death is the only reality,” a viewpoint expressed by the cerebral Prince Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky in “War and Peace.” Kokobobo also noted that “War and Peace” was a response in part to such French
scholarship as Adolphe Thiers’ “History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon,” which Tolstoy believed exaggerated Napoleon’s stature and military ideas. “Tolstoy did not believe in this ‘great man’ theory, also propagated by Thomas Carlyle, and thought that victory and defeat were not determined by a sole heroic leader, but rather by the collective align-
ment of the will of thousands,” said Kokobobo, editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal. George Orwell’s 1984, the dystopian political novel which has become a best-seller again during the Trump administration, reflects in part the British author’s reading of two nonfiction studies: James Burnham’s “The Managerial Revolution” and Halford Mackinder’s “Democratic Ideals and Reality: A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction.” In a recent telephone interview, Orwell’s son, Richard Blair, said his father was “the most voracious reader” who “absorbed enormous amounts of books.” Orwell Society committee member Les Hurst said that “1984” shows how Orwell adapted the ideas of others to his own. He noted a passage from the Mackinder book, which came out just after World War I: “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world.” Orwell borrowed Mackinder’s framing for one of the most famous epigrams from “1984”: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” “The Mackinder book sat in Orwell’s mind for several years,” Hurst said. “Orwell was able to translate those words, able to extend Burnham’s concepts of power and power worship and to take ideals of geopolitics and perform this great imaginative leap, from geography and cast into the past and into the future. He takes something with two dimensions and turned it into something that is three dimensional.”
Many elected ofﬁcials, community activists and artists are speaking out against Optimum Cable for not carrying OVATION TV.
"We pay a lot of money for Optimum. We are asking you to please consider Ovation Network for the value they bring to our communities” - NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) “The fact that Optimum Cable doesn’t carry the arts network Ovation TV to some of the most diverse arts communities like the Bronx, Brooklyn and Long Island sends the wrong message" - Steve Cas, Illustrator, Brooklyn NY “I use my art form to help homeless children and Ovation lets me tell my story on their channel" - 8 year-old Miracle Robinson, Designer, Bronx NY “Art is a form of healing I want to lift those people up when they're feeling down. Optimum needs to open their eyes and see the bigger picture” - Kim “Good Look” Seabrook, Poet, Bronx NY “It is truly an injustice that the only ones who don’t have an opportunity to see these diverse and talented artists featured on Ovation TV, are the Optimum customers in these communities. - Bertha Lewis, President of the Black Institute "I'm here to tell Optimum to get it right, and provide access to the arts to people from all communities and walks of life" - NYC Councilmember Donovan Richards (D-Queens)
It’s time for Optimum to listen to their community and carry OVATION TV. Visit ArtistsAgainstOptimum.org and join the coalition to tell Optimum to carry OVATION TV now! 18INB •• INBROOKLYN of of Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/HomeEagle/Heights Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • Week of November 29-December 2018of November 29 - December 5, 2018 18INB INBROOKLYN——AASpecial SpecialSection Section Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Brooklyn Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette •5,Week
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Take a Stroll on Marcy Avenue, Part Two ABOVE: Construction is well underway at 277 South 5th St.
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BRIEF HISTORY: williamsburg Let’s see now, Williamsburg. “Burg,” we know, means a town or village. But who was the “William” who gave this neighborhood — once a town — his name? To begin, this area was originally bought from the local Indians by the Dutch West India Company in 1638 and became part of the town of Boswijck. After the English took New Netherland in 1664, the name of the town was Anglicized to Bushwick; the townspeople generally called it Bushwick Shore. It was a rural area until in 1810 a real-estate speculator, Richard Woodhull, acquired 13 acres in the area
where there was a ferry service from what is today Metropolitan Avenue to Corlear’s Hook in Manhattan. He named the area after Col. Jonathan Williams, a U.S. engineer who had originally surveyed the site. It was incorporated as the Village of Williamsburgh within the town of Bushwick in 1827. Williamsburg rapidly expanded during the first half of the 19th century and separated itself from Bushwick. The population in the area continued to grow until, in 1855, Williamsburg was annexed along with the town of Bushwick by what then became the City of Brooklyn — and the “h” in the name was dropped.
The construction of the Williamsburg Bridge in 1903 opened up the area to immigrants seeking to get out of the tenements of the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Today, Williamsburg’s neighbors are Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and, farther east, Ridgewood in Queens. Interestingly, 27 of the streets in Williamsburg are named with the last names of signers of the Declaration of Independence. — Norm Goldstein
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Part Two: Take a Stroll on Marcy Avenue By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
A Montrose Morris mansion and a NYCHA project where Jay-Z grew up. You can find both on Marcy Avenue. This historic road runs through the heart of BedfordStuyvesant and zigs and zags through the south end of Williamsburg. It was named after 19th-century politician William Learned Marcy, Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss’ book “Brooklyn by Name” says. Marcy was a U.S. Senator from New York, our state’s Governor and the U.S. Secretary of State under Franklin Pierce. Marcy Avenue is an excellent route for an autumn walk, which you’ll enjoy a great deal more if you bundle up. ‘Tis the season for down coats and UGG boots. We’ve split our story into two parts. This is Part Two.
On Marcy Avenue, new apartment buildings like 633 Marcy Ave. have sprung up among old-fashioned rowhouses. INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan ings Department to enlarge three-story 586 Marcy Ave. with OLD AND NEW TOGETHER A good place to start is the intersection of Marcy Avenue a horizontal extension and a one-story addition. The day we took our stroll, Marcy & Myrtle Cafe at and Hart Street, where there’s a mix of old and new housing 574 Marcy Ave. had a sidewalk signboard that made us stock that’s common at this end of Bed-Stuy. On one corner, at 633 Marcy Ave., a recently constructed do a double-take. “Would you like DREAMS of IMPEACHMENT with eight-story rental-apartment building stands. The developer is an LLC with Zelig Weiss as a member, city Finance your COFFEE?” it said in huge letters. A bit further up the street, the front of a rowhouse at 527 Department records indicate. The site where it stands is an assemblage consisting of Marcy Ave. is covered with a mural of a yellow, green and properties acquired in three transactions, Finance Department blue parrot set against the backdrop of a purple and yellow sky with palm trees in silhouette. Danish graffiti artist records show: Andreas Welin painted it. • The 2001 purchase of 633 Marcy Ave. • The $90,000 purchase of 631 Marcy Ave. in 2003. This — Continued on page 21INB — property was sold after a foreclosure on a tax-lien certificate. • The $470,000 purchase of 629 Marcy Ave. in a 2006 foreclosure sale. Rows of classic brownstones can be found Domino Sugar Refineries, were all launched in near two other corners of Williamsburg during the mid-1800s. Marcy Avenue and Hart Street. Williamsburg was originally part of the Population grew so large that the neighborhood
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There are numerous eye-catching things on nearby blocks. For instance, a mural depicting giant pills is painted on the security gates of shutdown El Miste Deli Grocery at 588 Marcy Ave. This building stands on the corner of Vernon Avenue. A street artist called Dirt Cobain, who was originally from the San Francisco Bay area, painted the mural. On the opposite corner of Vernon Avenue, an old fashioned rowhouse at 586 Marcy Ave. nestles up against a taller apartment building. The rowhouse belongs to an LLC with Max Jacobs as a member, which bought the property for $1.15 million in 2015, Finance Department records indicate. The owner has filed plans with the city Build-
Dutch town of Boswijck (Bushwick). Dutch, French and Scandinavian farmers settled in the area with their African slaves in the late 1600s and the land remained rural until 1802 when Richard Woodhull envisioned a residential area for Manhattan workers. Woodhull began a ferry service from what is today Metropolitan Avenue to Corlear’s Hook in Manhattan and purchased 13 acres around the landing, naming it Williamsburgh after Col. Jonathan Williams, who had originally surveyed the site. His service lacked interest though and Woodhull went bankrupt in 1811. David Dunham then tried his luck with a steam ferry that became largely successful. Industry soon poured into the neighborhood in the form of distilleries and sugar refineries along the shore. Some of the largest firms in America, including Pfizer Pharmaceutical and what is today the
was chartered as a city in 1852 before it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1855. The face of Williamsburg changed in 1903 when the Williamsburg Bridge opened and Eastern European immigrants left the crowded Lower East Side of Manhattan to come to Brooklyn. Six-story tenements were built and brownstones and wood frame houses were turned into multifamily dwellings. By 1917, the population had more than doubled and the area had the most densely populated blocks in Brooklyn. Jewish immigrants fleeing Nazism settled in what is today called Southside but after a large Latin American influence, the section of the neighborhood is now referred to as Los Sures. The Northside, filled with a mix of artists and young professionals, was separated from the rest of Williamsburg when the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was built in 1957.
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Here’s Marcy Avenue where it intersects Flushing Avenue. BELOW: Marcy Armory is an architectural treasure.
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You’ll walk past the Marcy Houses complex, which is located on Marcy Avenue between Myrtle and Flushing avenues. Music mogul Jay-Z famously grew up in this New York City Housing Authority project, which opened in 1947. So did actor Tracy Morgan. North of Flushing Avenue, the neighborhood changes from Bed-Stuy to Williamsburg. Marcy Avenue veers slightly left at the intersection of Flushing Avenue. Adjacent Union Avenue is angled slightly to the right at this complicated intersection, and Gerry Street
is further to the right. For several blocks, Marcy Avenue runs through an area where many Hasidic residents live. As you keep walking, you’ll notice a development site at 415 Marcy Ave. on the corner of Walton Street. An apartment building is planned there. The fenced-in site has been bulldozed in preparation for construction. The property belongs to an LLC with Ezra Unger as authorized signatory, Finance Department records indicate.
AN ARMORY AND A YMCA ROOMING HOUSE
The magnificent New York State Armory stands at 355 Marcy Ave. It was built in 1883, an inscription over one of the doors indicates.
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The Marcy Avenue side of the former National Guard armory looks like a red-brick castle with austere, lean lines. The other side of the building, which is on Harrison Avenue, has rounded turrets. The 47th Regiment Armory, as it was originally known, cost $125,000 to build — and had eight rifle galleries in the basement, a posting on the Forgotten New York website says. The armory closed in 2011. Now it is rented out as a venue for community events and film shoots under the name Marcy Armory. Another fab old-fashioned building is located at 185 Marcy Ave. It’s an office building now. When it was constructed back in 1905, it was a YMCA rooming house, the Real Deal reported last year. An LLC with Elliott Neumann as president bought the building for $29.95 million in 2017, Finance Department records indicate. Neumann is the CEO of Acuity Capital Partners. According to Buildings Department filings, the new owner is renovating 185 Marcy Ave.’s public areas and some tenant areas and relocating the building’s main lobby.
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Marcy Avenue runs beneath elevated subway tracks as it crosses Broadway. One of the buildings at this intersection is covered with a mural with flowers and the words “love” and “peace” in overlapping patterns. The artist who made this mural uses the name Chris Riggs for Mayor. His paintings and sculptures are in museums, galleries and private collections in more than 50 countries, his website says. After you walk beneath the subway tracks, you’ll see the Marcy Avenue frontage of a development whose address is 277 South 5th St. It’s going to be a 23-story apartment tower. Landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, which is located right next door, will be incorporated into this project that Tavros Development Partners and Charney Construction & Development are building. See brooklyneagle.com to read about the century-old bank building. Marcy Avenue passes beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at South 3rd Street. From this point until it ends, the avenue runs alongside the highway — but it has lots of scenic spots. For instance, there are handsome old rowhouses at the Marcy Avenue corners of South 3rd Street, South 2nd Street and Grand Street. At 38 Marcy Ave. on the corner of Hope Street, there’s an eye-catching abstract mural painted by D. Addison. Marcy Avenue ends at Metropolitan Avenue. The last building on Marcy Avenue is a Capital One Bank branch that was constructed several years ago. Its address is 416 Metropolitan Ave. Week of November 29 - December 5, 2018 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • 21INB Week of November 29 - December 5, 2018 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • 21INB
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The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, which is nearing its bicentennial in four years, is among several Brooklyn churches named in the radio station and website 1190 WLIB Top 10 ‘Most Gospel Churches.” 1190 WLIB identifies itself as “New York’s Gospel, inspiration and information station.” First Presbyterian Church joins the Brooklyn Tabernacle (Downtown Brooklyn), the Temple of Restoration (Boerum Hill), the Christian Cultural Center (East New York) and United Pentecostal Deliverance (East Flatbush) in the Top Ten. First Presbyterian Church attributes much of this accolade to its longtime minister of music, Amy Neuner, whom Pastor Adriene Thorne credits for having shaped the church’s music ministry and choir over many years. The Brooklyn Tabernacle also is known for its choir ministry as well as its graceful sermons, according to WLIB. The six-time Grammy Award-winning choir, under the direction of Carol Cymbala, sang at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. The Temple of Restoration, a Pentecostal Ministry, also restored a former Lutheran church building at 490 Pacific St. Restoration’s ministry started off with just a handful of people and currently has multiple locations, including at 490 Pacific St., with
Beloved ‘All-Of-A-Kind Family’ Featured in New Hanukkah Book With Art by Heights Illustrator Just in time for Hanukkah, which begins on Mon., Dec. 3, comes a new picture book by Emily Jenkins with artwork by Brooklyn Heights book illustrator Paul Zelinsky. Readers may remember the original Allof-a-Kind family books that Sydney Taylor wrote from the 1950s to the 1970s. Taylor based her much-loved books on her own experiences growing up in the early 1900s in a large and loving Jewish family living on the Lower East Side. This new “All-of-AKind Family,” book theme has the five girls helping their mother prepare their Hanukkah dinner, but one of them feels left out. Paul Zelinsky, who received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators, gave a presentation on the creative process and challenges of illustrating a children’s book, including his exploration of Photoshop in select instances. He is pictured here autographing books.
By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church is celebrating both the renovation of its parish hall and its designation as Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island this Friday night, as the landmark parish hosts “GRATEFUL,” a fundraiser cabaret and dessert event. Attendees will enjoy homemade desserts and raise a glass to parish successes in ministry and service to its neighbors over the past year. St. Ann’s fundraising cabaret brings in some all-star performers. Award-winning instrumentalist Micah Young will accompany Broadway singers Michael Winther and Tracy Michailidis on the piano as they perform classics from the American Songbook. Stand-up comedian Diana Yanez will kick-start a fun evening. GRATEFUL takes place on Fri., Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St. (just west of Clinton Street). Register through Brown Paper Tickets to attend GRATEFUL at any level.
Because of photo credit information that was not received in time for last week’s press deadline, the attribution was incorrect for the photo of singer Ronny Weiland, who gave a concert at a Brooklyn Heights church on Mon., Nov. 26. Although the official photographer’s name was not communicated to us, the photo of Mr. Weiland was supplied courtesy of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. INBrooklyn regrets the error.
thousands of visitors and members attending service weekly. Each day of the week has a different prayer and theme: For example, financial restoration on Mondays, health restoration on Tuesdays and family restoration on Thursdays. The temple also provides a 24hour prayer hotline. The Christian Cultural Center [incorrectly named in WLIB’s story as the Christian Culture Center] began 40 years ago as a small congregation in Williamsburg. The senior pastor, the Rev. A. R. Bernard, brought his experience from a banking career into his ministry. WLIB’s Melissa Gabriel writes that the CCC “is infamously known for vibrant, modern and energetic sermons normally led by Pastor A. Bernard,” and also notes, “This church is the middle ground between personal life and personal mission, which is spiritual growth.” United Pentecostal Deliverance is “an intimate church designed for all worshippers who enjoy shouting their love for Jesus to the heavens above. Providing a slew of passionate worshippers, United Pentecostal Deliverance encourages every visitor and member to leave their nerves at home and be prepared to dance their sins away!” writes Gabriel.
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Faith in the Brooklyn Eagle Archives German Lutheran Church In Heights Marked Its 35th Anniversary
The religion section of the Mo., Nov. 30, 1891 Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported the 35th anniversary of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation had been founded on the first Sunday in Advent, 1855, which in that year, fell on Dec. 2 (as it does in 2018). According to the church’s website, Zion Church was established “when twelve German immigrants together with Pastor Friedrich W.T. Steimle worshiped in small stable on Washington Street.” The article indicated that Zion was celebrating its 35th anniversary “by appropriate services, morning, afternoon and evening,” [although a count of the years between 1855 and 1891 would indicate 36 years]. “The Zion society is now a large one, but its growth has come from small beginnings. The present church building is capacious and is the original one erected in 1858. In those days, however, the congregation did
not nearly fill it. Now, while the edifice is not by any means too small, it is always well-filled, the list of church members is considerably over two thousand, and the society is free from debt. The present pastor, Rev. E.C.J. Kraeling, has been in charge about five years.”
Holy Trinity Church Memorialized Philanthropist George Peabody
The Brooklyn Eagle covered the installation and dedication of the Charles Jones Peabody Memorial Organ on Nov. 29, 1925. Built by Ernest Skinner that year, the organ was donated by George Foster Peabody, Charles’ brother. Peabody had died in February of the previous year. The Peabody Memorial Organ as it is called, “comprises 4,718 pipes, ranging from 2 inches to 32 feet in length, as well as 20 chimes and a 61-note celesta,” according to the website of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, which the parish is now named.
By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor
The 1925 Eagle story begins, “As a monument memorial of a philanthropist, an active church worker and a devoted Christian, what could be finer than a great church organ in a place of worship he loved? That is the thought that actuated the $50,000 gift-installation by the heirs of Charles Jones Peabody in Holy Trinity Church. The dedication service yesterday was impressive. At the morning service, the pastor, the Rev. John Howard Melish, said of Mr. Peabody, ‘He was one of the foremost patrons of the arts, education and music that Brooklyn ever produced. It is indeed fitting that his memory be preserved through the universal appeal of music.’” Bishop Stires, preaching at the evening service, said, “Music is the only universal language in the world today. It is the best means known to man to symbolize his highest ideals both of mind and spirit. This instrument is the most appropriate instrument to commemorate the life of Charles Jones Peabody, for the beauty and power of his personality will continue to express itself through the organ.”
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The liftboat suspected to be behind the elusive Bay Ridge "bing." Brannan, as well as Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann, originally considered the case closed. As this paper first reported, the former proclaimed on Sunday, Nov. 18 that he’d believed he’d cracked the case, pointing to the three-legged liftboat. Beckmann also told this paper that she was happy the mystery appeared solved. However, as Gothamist’s story made its rounds, it has some residents second-guessing the theory. Brannan, however, is not so sure. “I’m still not convinced the sound wasn’t coming from that weird boat but who knows? I am now receiving tips from all over the place of where the bing might be coming from,” he told this paper. “I also just saw a video from the other side of the harbor on Staten Island that was very interesting.” Either way, as one Facebook user put it on Brannan’s page, “This is getting good.” “This very well may become Bay Ridge’s answer to Bigfoot,” the pol added. “I’m confident it will boost tourism. T-shirts and refrigerator magnets are imminent.”
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20,000-Square-Foot Japan Village Coming to Industry City BY JAIME DEJESUS
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ndustry City is adding more diversity to its growing list of eateries. On Sat., Nov. 24, the massive waterfront complex officially welcomed Japan Village, a 20,000-squarefoot authentic Japanese marketplace featuring a specialty grocer, food stalls, a Japanese pub/restaurant/ cocktail bar known as an izakaya, and a liquor store. Owners Tony and Takuya Yoshida said they want to provide visitors with an authentic and traditional Japanese village square experience. “Our goal is to share everything we love about Japan with our local community in a fun and authentic way,” said Tony Yoshida. “Working with Industry City allows us to provide a space where anyone can immerse themselves in Japanese culture through traditional foods, interactive seminars, and family-friendly events. We want to further spread the culture here and highlight all 47 of Japan’s prefectures, especially ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”
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Scenes from Industry City’s soon-to-be-open Japan Village. Among the highlights of the village will be a grocery called Sunrise Market; the food stalls with a variety of authentic Japanese vendors; Izakaya restaurant and cocktail bar Wakuwaku; and Japanese liquor store Kuraichi. The new village is joining the roster of food-related businesses at Industry City that includes Burger Joint, Avocaderia, Ends Meat, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Ninja Bubble Tea, One Girl Cookie, Table87 Coal Oven Pizza, LiLac Chocolates, Frying Pan Brooklyn, Moore Brothers Wine, Brooklyn Kura and Filament at the Landing. Other members of
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Director of Development at Industry City Jim Somoza is pleased with the latest addition. “As Industry City’s biggest foodie, it’s amazing to be part of developing a campus that’s exploding with opportunities for people to experience authentic cuisines from all over the world,” he said. “Japan Village will offer a one-of-akind opportunity for people
to immerse themselves in Japanese food and culture and all from the mind of one of the City’s pioneers in hospitality, Tony Yoshida.” According to Industry City, Sunrise Market will include a tofu market with homemade tofu, yuba and soymilk. The Japanese butcher shop operated by Japan Premium Beef will feature wagyu and washugyu beef. At the seafood market, shoppers can purchase fresh sushi and seafood. Wakuwaku will serve Japanese tapas, from grilled chicken skewers, to sashimi, to gyoza dumplings, and additional eats paired with specialty beverages. The cocktail bar will serve local craft beers and specialty cocktails. Japan Village’s liquor store, Kuraichi, will exclusively feature alcohol from Japan with a focus on sake, Japanese whisky and wine. The food stalls will feature 11 vendors, including Obentoyasan, Café Japon, Mika N’ Momo, Hachi, Setagaya, Gohei, Moriya, Shokusaido, Brooklyn Steak & Lobster and Omakase Sushi. Japan Village, 934 Third Avenue, will be open from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily.
Developer Planning 30-Story Structure at Former Haym Salomon Site BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
vacant Bensonhurst lot that community leaders have called an eyesore will be empty no more now that a developer has obtained building permits to construct a high-rise apartment house at the site. The developer, a company called LandPex, is constructing a 30-story, mixed-use building at 1625 Shore Parkway after having secured the necessary permits from the New York City Department of Buildings. NewYorkYimby.com was the first to report that LandPex had obtained permits for the building. A sign posted at the walled-off construction site lists the property owner as Cropsey Partners LLC, a company based in Flushing. The sign also contains an architect’s rendering of the new building showing commercial space on the first floor with apartments
on the floors above. Longtime Bensonhurst residents might remember that the property formerly housed the Haym Salomon Nursing Home. The nursing home’s front entrance faced Cropsey Avenue, around the corner from Shore Parkway. In the1980s and 1990s, Community Board 11 held its monthly meetings at the Haym Salomon Home, according to Marnee Elias-Pavia, the board’s district manager. In recent years, the community board has conducted its business at the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare at 1740 84th St. The construction site, which stretches from Shore Parkway to Cropsey Avenue, is located next door to the current site of the nursing home, now called the Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation. The nursing home moved next door to its current location at 2340
Cropsey Ave. approximately a dozen years ago. Neighborhood residents will be relieved to see the start of construction at 1625 Shore Parkway, Elias-Pavia predicted. “That lot was an eyesore for many years,” she told this newspaper. At 30 stories, the new building will be the tallest structure in the neighborhood by far, according to Elias-Pavia. “Most of the buildings in the area are, at the most, 10 stories tall. If you have an apartment on an upper floor in the new building, the view will probably be amazing,” she said. Hill West Architects is the firm designing the 278,344-square-foot building at 1625 Shore Parkway, NewYorkYimby. com reported.When it is completed, the building will have 243 apartments and 165 enclosed parking spaces. Construction is expected
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A chain link fence and high wooden walls keep pedestrians from entering the construction site at 1625 Shore Parkway. A sign posted on the wall of the construction site displays an architect’s rendering of the building. to be completed in the fall of 2020. The property is located a few blocks away from the Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Center at 8949 Bay Parkway
and just three blocks from Bensonhurst Park, a popular recreation area on the corner of Bay Parkway and Cropsey Avenue. The new apartment house will match in height the Avalon Brooklyn Bay, a 30-story-residential development at 1501 Voorhies Ave. in Sheepshead Bay. That building, which is located
next to the Sheepshead Bay Road subway station on the Q/B lines, boasts 180 apartments. Bensonhurst community leaders are hoping the Shore Park way building will help ease a housing crunch in the neighborhood. Community Board 11 has seen a population boom in recent years, Elias-Pavia said. “We have a large number of residents move into our community,” she told this newspaper. Many community leaders have expressed concern, however, about the possibility that the city’s infrastructure won’t be able to keep up with the increasing numbers of residents. “We need to have the appropriate level of services, including sanitation, transportation, police and fire. The level of services has remained the same, despite the fact that we have many more people living here now,” Elias-Pavia said.
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NYU-Langone Hospital-Brooklyn Uses Gaming to Heal Stroke Patients BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM
ower up! Fun and games are being used to bring patients back to health at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. The Sunset Park-based facility is taking rehabilitation to the next step with its new gamification programs that are used to rehabilitate post-stroke patients, including some interactive fitness devices that test balance. NYU Langone and the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation are using the video game-esque programs to help rehab patients 18 and over in an intuitive and fun way that leaves patients feeling accomplished. Vice President of Neurology and Rehabilitation for NYU Langone Hospital– Brooklyn Vincent Cavallaro talked to this paper about the program.
“Part of rehabilitation prior to this had to do with repetitive task training,” he said. “Then we had the opportunity to get the patients more engaged in their therapy process. For patients who had limited motion in either their arm or leg, there was a device able to supplement some of the range of motion to allow movement to occur so that the patient actually relearns the movement.” After the hospital became a joint commissioned accredited stroke site, Cavallaro and company realized that they wanted to enhance the treatment for patients. “We have this BIT (Bioness Integrated Therapy) system, which is really like a gaming board that patients use to improve their cognitive skills as well as their balance performance,” he said. The following year, the hospital purchased a Korebalance system which has a computer screen similar to what one might see in a
ST. MARY’S CHURCH TO HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@ BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
or over 25 years St. Mary’s Antiochian Church on 81st Street and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge has held its Christmas Boutique, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. The boutique has become a community event that celebrates the Christmas season while promoting the Bay Ridge shopkeepers that have contributed to the event. This year’s event will take place on Sat., Dec. 1 in St. Mary’s Couri Hall from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a drawing of special gift baskets containing gift certificates and merchandise donated by the shopkeepers, as well as a Sahadi holiday basket of treats, and baskets of cheer. The drawing will be held on Sat., Dec. 1 and the winner need not be present.
“Everyone should come prepared to shop for the holidays,” said event organizer Gale Zarr. “This year’s boutique features Regency Christmas ornaments and decorations, poinsettias, linens, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, children’s items, housewares, books, a 50/50 raffle and much more. The Saint Mary’s Ladies Club cheerfully sponsors the annual event which will benefit the renovation of the church.” In addition, the event will feature Santa’s Workshop where each child taking a photo with Santa will receive a free gift. There will be a café to enjoy lunch and delicious homemade pastries and desserts. Saint Mary’s talented bakers will donate their mouthwatering baked goods again this year. Admission is free. All proceeds will help with the St. Mary’s Church restoration project.
gym that makes the therapy more interactive. “As you see in more exercise equipment today, you become part of the environment that you’re working in or exercising in so it’s reproduced at a lower level for patients with disabilities,” Cavallaro said. “There’s greater buy-in from the patients because they’re competing against themselves and the machine and they’re trying to stay on course. And, by staying on course, essentially they’re learning to restore some of the function that they lost.” According to the National Stroke Association, 10 percent of people who have had a stroke recover almost completely, with 25 percent recovering with minor impairments. Thanks to these devices, patients in a wide age range were able to use virtual reality to aid in their recovery, relearning skills lost due to the stroke. Cavallaro cited a program on the KoreBalance that utilizes a ski slope, with patients required to stay on the trail, avoiding trees
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Susan Chan using the Armeo device with Heather Wesson, senior occupational therapist at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. and flags.“You are represented, in this particular game, by a penguin,” he said. “Patients stand on a platform and just minor changes in weight-bearing status or minor changes in balance allow the penguin to shift right or left. When you think about walking or standing, these minor changes in your balance enable you to stay erect, so that reinforces your balance retraining and allows you to walk more safely than if I were to teach you how to sit, stand from a mat, pick up one leg, pick up the
other leg.” The reception has been positive once patients get used to the regimen. “With KoreBalance, patients are a little nervous at first but a therapist is usually on the device with them, not standing on the balance board, but standing behind them,” he said. “Once they get the feel of a little success on that trail, each day they kind of look forward to it.” As far as the BIT machine, patients play against themselves but aim for a higher score. By doing that, Cavallaro said, they are able able
to measure their cognitive changes from when they were admitted to discharge. The machine, Cavallaro said, provides evidence, “To show that because of that training, they are getting better. The same thing with the ambulation status — we can measure what level they came in at and how their ambulation has improved,” Cavallaro said. Other systems used at the hospital include the Armeo Spring and the Flint Rehab Glove. Going forward, Cavallaro said, the hospital is looking to acquire additional machines that can enhance therapy, such as “a treadmill that the patient walks along, maybe the base varies a bit, and the patient has to keep up with a trail or a path or some other course to keep them engaged," he said. These, he added, take “partial weight bearing devices” a step further, making the activity “much more purposeful. They’ll have their body weight supported so they can focus not on the bike buckling or falling but on the actual ambulation and key training.”
Turkey Raffle Ups the Ante for CB 10 Members’ Donation to Local Food Pantry BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
ommunity Board 10 got into the giving spirit on Mon., Nov. 19 when its members doubled down on the group’s annual donation to a local food pantry. Each November, the board – which represents the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights – asks its members to bring non-perishable food items to its general meeting to be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry at St. Patrick’s. The donations are made each year in memory of former board member Helen Sokoloski. Jim and Mary Beth Lamond attended the meeting – held at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort
Hamilton Parkway – to discuss the yearly donation’s impact on those the pantry serves. “We’ve been coming here for a very, very long time – probably well over 10 years,” Jim told the room. “I can’t remember exactly when but I know exactly why – because Helen Sokoloski called my wife Mary Beth and said, ‘We’re interested in helping you.’” Now, years later, the board continues to carry her torch. “I’m here to thank you for your help,” Jim said. “Every year, we bring in some food and some money, which, of course, is also helpful.” But, thanks to one of the nabe’s newest elected officials – and the group’s goodwill – the couple ended up walking away with even more than they’d expected. Fresh off her victory
and induction, Assembly- services. member Mathylde Frontus “We’ve grown to the came bearing the gift of point where, in 2017, we five fully-cooked turkey had one week where we dinners, which the board had over 80 people and this intended to raffle off to year, in the last four weeks, audience members. we’ve had three where However, before win- we’ve had over 80,” he told ning tickets were called, the board. “It’s a real need. board member Steve There are people who say, Harrison led the charge in ‘Bay Ridge? A food pantry? handing over his chance I can’t believe it,’ but if you live here, you know what’s to Jim. “I’d like to donate mine going on.” to you because I think that Lamond also urged those somebody could use it,” in attendance to feel free Harrison said, his gesture to recommend to pantry sparking a trend, which to anyone they know that left the Lamonds with a might be in need. handful of tickets – and, “Although we’re assoultimately, a handful of ciated with the Catholic Church, our doors are turkey dinners. The pantry – based out open to anyone who lives in of St. Patrick’s Church, 9511 the area,” Jim said, adding Fourth Avenue – services that the pantry – which the northern end of Bay is open every Tuesday afRidge from about 86th ternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Street up, an area, Jim said, – planned to hand out up to is often overlooked when 132 Thanksgiving baskets it comes to these types of this week alone.
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Norwegian Christian Home Celebrates its Centenarians BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
While the Beatles sang about what life would be like “When I’m 64,” the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center is singing the praises of three remarkable residents who are over 100. Earlier this fall, the center, located at 1250 67th St. in Dyker Heights, recognized three centenarians with a luncheon attended by their famiebrooklyn media/Photos by Arthur De Gaeta
Honoree Anthony Fabietti with his daughter-in-law Luann Fabietti. Anthony Fabietti with his girlfriend Gloria.
Borghild Nesheim. lies, friends and community leaders including state Sen. Marty Golden and Assemblymember Peter Abbate. Both elected officials presented the honorees with certificates of merit for a life well-lived. Italian born Anthony Fabietti, who turned 100 on Sept. 4, said he could remember back to 1924 when his father first came to America. Fabietti and his mother came to join him in 1930. Fabietti’s first job was as a tailor and his motto has always been to work and be happy. He was joined by his girlfriend Gloria and daughter-in-law Luann Fabietti. He attributed the secret of his longevity to having peace of mind and said the most fascinating
Assemblymember Peter Abbate presents 100-year-old Anthony Fabietti with a New York State Assembly Certificate. invention during his lifetime was the smartphone. “I am blessed to have him as my father-in-law,” said Luann. “He always treated me as a daughter and I’m honored to be here. He is a wonderful and caring man who is very devoted to his family and children. He’s an avid checkers player and we love listening to his stories and are very blessed to have him.”
Borghild Nesheim was born in Norway on Dec. 13, 1917. She said she still fondly remembers her childhood growing up in Norway. She recalled riding her bicycle and milking cows on her family’s farm. Esther Lillian Thompson was the most senior citizen of the group, having celebrated her 105th birthday on March 22. She said she considered it a great privilege
to live to be over 100 and attributed her long-life to having faith in the Lord. “It’s great to participate in this,” said Abbate, “This will be my fifth year giving Esther Thompson a citation. Hopefully, she has them all up in her room.” Golden thanked the seniors for all the contributions they’ve made to their families and their community. “It’s not every
Anthony Fabietti, Esther Thompson and Borghild Nesheim with their awards.
State Sen. Marty Golden presents 105-year-old Esther Thompson with a certificate of merit. day that we get to celebrate milestones like these,” Golden said. “Our seniors are taking care of themselves with a good diet and positive thinking, and nobody does that better than the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center.” The Norwegian Christian
Home and Health Center was founded in Brooklyn in 1903 by a group of residents who cared for a small group of elderly women, according to the center’s website. In 1911, the group broadened its mission to admit men also. It welcomes patients of all faiths and backgrounds.
Gloria gives her 100-year-old boyfriend Anthony Fabietti a kiss.
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MALLIOTAKIS KICKS OFF ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I-RefBrooklyn-Staten Island) will once again be hosting her holiday toy drive to benefit local children. Toys collected will be donated to various local organizations across the 64th Assembly District. “Our toy drive is one of my favorite events of the year,” Malliotakis said. “The generosity and kindness exhibited by the community is truly amazing, and has only increased since our first toy drive back in 2010. I look forward to working with some of our local organizations once again to spread some holiday cheer!” Donors are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys until Fri., Dec. 14 at the following Brooklyn locations: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Blvd. Salam Arabic Lutheran Church, 414 80th St. Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis (DGK) Parochial School, 8502 Ridge Blvd. -JA
BRANNAN, TREYGER BLAST DOE OVER SNOWSTORM CANCELLATIONS The snow that fell on Nov. 15 has long since melted, but it looks like the controversy over what many have termed the city’s lack of preparedness will linger for a long time. Councilmembers Justin Brannan (D-Bay RidgeDyker Heights-parts of Bensonhurst) and Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-parts of Bensonhurst) have both blasted the Department of Education (DOE) over cancellations of after-school programs the day after the snowstorm. DOE announced the cancellation of the programs at 8 a.m. on Nov. 16, according to Brannan, who said the late notice gave parents no time to make alternate arrangements for their children. Brannan and Treyger, who is the chairperson of the council’s Education Committee, jointly issued a statement. “The city failed our students and parents twice in less than 24 hours: First, by failing to plan appropriately for last Thursday’s storm, forcing children to sit idly on buses for hours and hours without communicating with families, and again on Friday, by cancelling after-school programs with barely any notice. This lack of communication and coordinating with families and students is simply unacceptable. Several inches of slush shouldn’t send our city and schools into complete chaos. Our city must plan accordingly for winter weather, and it’s crucial to keep families and parents informed,” the statement read. The two lawmakers also had a warning for the DOE. “This can’t happen again and we will do everything in our power to ensure that it doesn’t,” they stated. DOE officials issued a statement defending the decision. “We canceled field trips and afterschool activities to ensure safe, timely bus service for students going home from school today,” they said on Fri., Nov. 16. “After Thursday’s storm, we were concerned there would be significant delays if we continued with regular bus service, field trip bus service, and bus service for afterschool activities,” the statement read. – PK
BICHOTTE ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT AMAZON HEADQUARTERS IN LONG ISLAND CITY Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte has issued a statement about Amazon headquarters building their new headquarters in Long Island City. Bichotte addressed the controversy surrounding the decision, explaing that even though the billion-dollar giant will be bringing jobs and opportunities to the area, she questioned the deal Gov. Cuomo had made giving the Amazon a $1.5 million tax credit, with no discussions or input from New York officials and community stakeholders before the deal was struck. “Although the intention of choosing our city was to bring economic opportunities, as a public official and as a New Yorker, I would have liked a healthy dialogue between us and Amazon of the effects that such a development will have on New York City,” said Bichotte. “Going forward, we are demanding a level of transparency and a plan for greater economic equity and inclusion,” she continued. “I am willing to sit down with Amazon to discuss and ensure that there are community benefit agreements, initiatives for diversity in leadership positions, and plans for preservation for worker’s rights.” Bichotte referenced other additions to the city that were approved before measures were taken such as Barclays in the 2010s, MetroTech in the 1990s and Lefrak in the 1970s.
Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte
Amazon’s second headquarters will be built in Long Island City.
“The effects of Long Island City’s designation by Amazon may be detrimental now that they have not been tempered by a preceding conversation about the lives this will affect,” Bichotte added. “We hope that we can have further discussion with Gov. Cuomo and Amazon about this deal and how to maximize equity for the city and for New Yorkers.” Bichotte also questioned the necessity of giving away billions in tax subsidies and whether 25,000 jobs would actually be created. - JA
ATTORNEY GENERAL-ELECT JAMES APPOINTS TOP STAFFERS Letitia James is busy preparing for January, when she takes office as the New York State Attorney General. James recently announced three top appointments to her staff.
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Incoming attorney general Letitia James (left), pictured with Assemblymember Latrice Walker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a Democratic Party breakfast in September, is busy hiring staff for her office.
Ibrahim Khan, who worked with James during her days as New York City’s public advocate as her first deputy, will serve as the new attorney general’s chief of staff. Jennifer Levy, who currently works as the supervising attorney for the Civil Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society, will serve in the attorney general’s office as chief deputy attorney general for social justice. Jose Maldonado, the former chief counsel to the New York City fire commissioner, has been appointed by James as chief deputy attorney general for criminal justice. “With decades of experience in government and the law, these three individuals will bring unparalleled experience to the office and to the frontlines to protect all New Yorkers,” James said in a statement. In addition, James’s transition team has established a website to provide up-to-date information on the attorney general-elect’s plans. The website will also serve as a portal for people seeking jobs in the attorney general’s office. For more information, visit: www.transitiontishjames2018. com. – PK
CORNEGY DELIVERS THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Councilmember Robert Cornegy, Jr. teamed up with the ride-sharing service Lyft to make Thanksgiving more memorable for Brooklyn families. Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) and Lyft delivered 500 free turkeys to residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights on Nov. 20. “Thanksgiving is a time to give back and give thanks,” Cornegy said in a statement. “For the past five years I’ve had the privilege of serving the community in which I was raised, and the people here have given so much to me throughout my life. Thanks to the generosity of Lyft, I am grateful to be able to offer free turkeys to those residents in need.” Joseph Okpaku, vice president for public policy at Lyft, said the company was eager to help out. “We’re thrilled to partner with Councilmember Cornegy to distribute turkeys to those in need this Thanksgiving,” he said in a statement. Residents were able to sign up to receive a turkey by calling
Photo courtesy of Councilmember Robert Cornegy
Councilmember Robert Cornegy, Jr. (back row, center) got help from Lyft when he distributed hundreds of turkeys to Bedford-Stuyvesant families prior to Thanksgiving.
or visiting Cornegy’s office at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza. – PK
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As we trekked wreaths, will be led by VFW At theing November and I’llacapture youror loving heart. This couldIHi, be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. We will not scratch damage your furniture. I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. love to ing its annual ofCounty the conflict. As we trekked dinner dance on through the pathways, there talked about Bay Ridge’s Commander John meeting of the Bay Ridge start of aa sweet, new and friendship. I my am purrfect for you. Ito a full sit-down dinner. Contact Patrick's Church and a personal Raven, little girl who is half Siamese. I love be affectionate, play with toys; you would think dinner dance on through the pathways, there Thursday evewere uniformed re-enactors Pieprzak. All veterans are Historical Society headed by World War I monuments. am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, mythe toys; you would think Ibe was a kitten. I and will play give with you all love and attention Thursday uniformed re-enactors ning, June 2,eveat --were soldiers standing guard, encouraged to attend. The Tom McCarthy, uniformed Both gave superb prePlease contact email@example.com. 3165 or send him a check payable to the A host of dignitaries were on hand to join I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we ning, June 2, at -soldiers standing guard, event is open to the public sentations to help comWorld War 7:30I reenactors p.m., atLily the musicians and singers perSociety of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine AveKane's family, friends and associates on this you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers permemorate the signing of as well. Civil War songs. Fehler and Marc Hermann Polonaise Terrace, forming *** to keep nue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. auspicious occasion. City Councilmember are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able us. I hope to join Weevent recall was at the were guest speakers. WW I reenactors WW I reenactor Marc Polonaise Terrace,the armistice and the 100th WW I reenactor Lily forming Civilit War songs. 150 Greenpoint The drew thousands Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profi t orVinnie Gentile -- of who ensured the full Counallergies and is Marc no longer able tobekeep your loving family. You will not disappointed…Hello strong initiative late Fehler portrayed Dr. anniversary of the end*of* * Fehler portraying Dr. Lily Fehler and Hermann withus. hisI hope to join 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs, ganization committed to rescuing companion ani-I Former Assistant Principal and a cil approved the co-naming, wrote in the proyour loving family. You will not disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat,be loving boy. 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The War vetattendees were FChaplain, a t h e r twoAmong erans are past the FHHS Assistant new technolago, I went on a listening With this $17 billion to meeting Maria Makrinos, the new president of the civic organization has been marching in evF a t h e r Principals erans are two pastDavid FHHS Assistant Anthony buried in Whitebook tour acrossMemorial plan, the School Construcour comogyHamilton and up- High School Alumni Associaery Brooklyn Parade since its Fort Anthony buried in 62 schoolsDay Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. Both are and 45 town halls in five tion Authority and the m i t mfor ent graded bandtion, stopped, bringing free doughnuts founding 1880. Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are Tickets are by making it inthe former presidents of Both the Bay boroughs. I heard from Department of Education allwidth, of 83,000 so more volunteers. are Ridge making it Civil the formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bay $75Tickets perthe person. largest new seats students, families, teachers are investing in increased students will * * Community * $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a under this adlearn in the 21st and administrators about access to technology, more The Kings County Republican Party ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as is a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarcentury, highministration. what they wanted to see in permanent classroom fa-holding its 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and Congressmember Michael the north, Pennsylvania. even surpassing Grimm trustee and scholarwill be the guest Gettysburg, s h i p tech classrooms willto build their schools. cilities, air conditioning in Dinner CHANCELLOR on Sunday,BYJune 22, from We noon Grimm will be the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h i p3 speaker at the next meeting AlsoAcross as part of the comthe board, I every classroom, increased p.m., they deserve. 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Memorial Day. While stepthey can engage with the This month, we are taking plan, we will invest $8.8 bil- classroom facilities, so GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy Avenue. Memorial ••• ping along Day. in theWhile concrete steps tonighttime makestepnewestFourth technologies, learn lion in capacity projects, in- that students will no lonas “Counselor of the Year,” past Coun••• ping along inhappen. the nighttime More St. 57,000 new ger have toCity procession, we came across attend classes these things computer science news and ro- from cluding creating cil candidate and President of the Brooklyn More news from St. procession, we came across On Sunday, June 5,across the city in trailers. Susan a former On Pulaski, Nov. 1, I announced botics,Patrick’s. and be prepared for school seats Youngconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, our work Susan Pulaski, a former after 2 future. p.m. special president of the proposed Bay Ridge the largest-ever the careers ofathe For my first four months and continuing Republican of the Year,” plus the following after a 2 p.m. special concert president of Capital the and Bay St. Patrick’s Church, there Historical Society a Ridge com- Ourin c hitawas i rla-hot. Five-Year Plan, to reduce class sizes and proposed capital in New York City, dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community Francenia Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveiling mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait ofand the dedilateHall,Brothers Board pleased Memorial John. in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Parade of with cation a portrait of the late Scholarship Board Ten.big Obviously, pleased Brothers Fund.Memorial with the turnout, wasDayMaestro Aldo Bruschi in the Also in Tickets are $200 a pop and available at Society President Brooklyn Historian Ron Aldo Bruschi with the big and turnout, was Maestro in the Scholarship Fund. Also in
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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES ACCOUNTING CITATION File No.2014-100/B THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Rosalind Ransom, whose whereabouts are unknown and if she be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if the persons died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after due diligence be ascertained, An amended Petition and an amended Account having been duly led by Public Administrator Kings County, whose ofce is located at 360 Adams Street Room 144, Brooklyn, New York 11201, United States. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street Room 319, Brooklyn, New York, on January 17, 2019, at 09:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why the account of Public Administrator Kings County, a summary of which has been served herewith, as Administrator of the estate of Alice M. Ransom, should not be judicially settled. [X] Further relief sought (a) Why The Public Administrator of Kings County should not be paid his commissions in the amount of $8,867.07 as set forth in Schedule I of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may x and determine; (b) Why The Public Administrator of Kings County should not be paid his administrative expenses in the amount of $1,966.76 as set forth in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may x and determine; (c) Why The Court should not x, determine and approve the legal fees of Charles G. Fiore, P.C., counsel to Petitioner, in the amount of $11,268.57 as shown in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may x and determine; (d) Why The claim of the New York State Department of Taxation, if any, should not be xed and determined and if not so xed and determined deemed rejected; (e) Why The claim of the New York City Human Resources Administration, if any, should not be xed and determined and if not so xed and determined deemed rejected; (f) Why The Petitioner should not be permitted to distribute the net estate equally to the distributee(s), as determined by the Court as their interests may appear, and to deposit any amount not so distributed with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York to be held for the benet of decedent’s unknown distributees or for the benet of any distributees of the decedent who are under disability for whom no guardian of the property has been appointed; (g) Why The Petitioner, upon fully complying with the Decree to be made in this proceeding, should not be released and discharged of and from any and all liability, responsibility and accountability with respect to the Petitioner’s acts and proceedings as Administrator as set forth and embraced in said
account and the Court grant such other and further relief as it deems just and proper; (h) Why Process should not be issued to all necessary parties who have not appeared to show cause why the relief requested should not be granted; and that an order be granted directing the service of process pursuant to the provisions of SCPA Article 3 upon such persons named in Paragraph (6) whose names or whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained or who may be persons on whom service by personal delivery cannot be made; (i) Why The Petitioner should not be authorized to reserve, such amount as counsel recommends for the preparation of Federal and/or state duciary income tax returns and for the payment of any tax that may be due. Dated, Attested, and Sealed, HON. John G. Ingram, Acting Surrogate John G. Ingram, Acting Surrogate November 19, 2018 Doreen A. Quinn, Chief Clerk Seal Chief Clerk Charles G. Fiore Attorney Name Lewis & Fiore (212) 285-2290 Firm Telephone 225 Broadway Suite 3300, New York, New York 10007 Address 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 that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney. 22NYCRR Sec. 207.7 Proof of service of process shall be led on or before the second day preceding the return date. SUMMARY PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT CHARGES: Schedule A Principal Received 196,505.04 Schedule A-1 Realized Increases in Principal 0.00 Schedule A-2 Income Collected 171.60 Schedule G Unrealized increases in principal 0.00 Total Charges $196,676.64 $196,676.64 CREDITS: Schedule B Realized Decreases in Principal 0.00 Schedule C Funeral and Administration Expenses 4,644.00 Schedule D Creditor’s Claims Actually Paid 0.00 Schedule E Distributions of Principal 0.00 Schedule G Unrealized decreases in principal 0.00 Total Credits $4,644.00 $4,644.00 Charges Minus Credits $192,032.64 #165316
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2016A TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 2016-A Trust, Plaintiff -against- 2745 WEST 16TH STREET LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated October 4, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 3, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of West 15th Street, distant 400 feet Northerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of West 15th Street with the northerly side of Neptune Av-
enue, being a plot 237.62 feet by 40 feet by 118.81 feet by 40 feet by 118.81 feet. Block: 6996 Lot: 77 Said premises known as 2748/2754 WEST 15TH STREET A/K/A 2743/2745 WEST 16TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $72,183.66 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 511470/2017. M. RANDOLPH JACKSON, ESQ., Referee Bronster, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 156 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 #165279
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., also known as Wachovia Mortgage a Division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., formerly known as Wachovia Mortgage, FSB, formerly known as World Savings Bank, FSB, Plaintiff AGAINST Sharon Rudder as Heir to the Estate of Alica Rudder; Sharon Rudder as Proposed Administratrix of the Estate of Alicia Rudder; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated December 14, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on January 3, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1462 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236-5008. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8256 Lot 62. Approximate amount of judgment $622,893.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 12250/2011. Donald M. Zolin, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: November 2, 2018 58747 #165333
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY M&T BANK, Plaintiff against MILTON FONTANEZ, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, NY 14228 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered December 19, 2017 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on January 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 1105 Winthrop St., Brooklyn, NY 11212. Block 4614 Lot 46. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $966,482.77 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 23136/09. Richard A. Klass, Esq., Referee 14-3657 #165367
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCES-
SOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-0A6 TRUST, Plaintiff against PORFIRIO POLANCO, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered October 31, 2017 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on January 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 266 Hemlock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Block 4147 Lot 47. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $777,536.30 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 2424/2011. Sol Needle, Esq., Referee SPSNC397 #165365
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY Rudolf Kats d/b/a Columbia Capital Co., Plaintiff, vs. Franklyn T. Foyle, et al., Defendants. Attorney for plaintiff: Christopher J. Panny, Esq., 26 Court Street, Suite 412, Brooklyn, NY 11242. Tel. 718852-6600. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated September 12, 2018, entered on September 17, 2018, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY, on December 6, 2018, at 2:30 P.M., premises in Brooklyn, NY known as 5214 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, block 4700, lot 6; premises more fully described by metes and bounds in Schedule A to the led judgment. Said premises shall be sold subject to all the terms and conditions contained in said judgment, and in the terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $788,461.65, plus attorney’s fees, interest and costs. Index # 501119-2014E. Gregory LaSpina, Esq., Referee. #164974
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL AUGUSTIN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale with Bill of Cost duly led on October 23, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 2319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 5127 and Lot 76. Approximate amount of judgment is $1,180,335.34 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 22618/07. If the sale is
Week of November 30 - December 6, 2018 • HOME REPORTER • 17 set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney, or the Referee. Alice Fisher Rubin, Esq., Referee Peter T. Roach & Associates, P.C., 6901 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 240, Syosset, New York 11791, Attorneys for Plaintiff #164904
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-7, Plaintiff, Against SAMUEL ALLEN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 10/20/2010, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on 12/13/2018 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 4810 Beverley Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 4759 and Lot 4. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $411,207.70 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 37826/06. Mark Longo, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 10/19/2018 File Number: 29171 MNB #164862
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS INDEX # 503780/2016 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND AMENDED NOTICE Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the liened premises are situated. NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST successor in interest to the NYCTL 2015-A TRUST and The Bank of New York Mellon as Collateral Agent and Custodian, Plaintiffs, against Eleanor Donoghue, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Charles Donoghue; Joseph Donoghue; Charles Donoghue; Kathleen Donoghue if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the veried complaint herein; Maureen Donoghue; New York State Department of Taxation & Finance; Internal Revenue Service, United States of America; City of New York Department of Transportation, Parking Violations Bureau; The People of the State of New York; Willie J. Williams, III s/h/a John Doe #11, if the aforesaid individual defen-
dants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the veried complaint herein; Helen “Doe” s/h/a John Doe #12, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the veried complaint herein and JOHN DOE #1 through #10 and JOHN DOE #13 through #100; et al., Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff Attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof; 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 entitled action is to foreclose on a Tax Lien pursuant to a Certicate recorded in the Ofce of the Register of the City of New York on August 25, 2015, in CRFN: 2015000294817 and further assigned in the assignment recorded in CRFN: 2018000025607, covering premises known as 193 Bay 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214. (Block 06438 and Lot 0020). The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the lien described above. To the above named defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Mark I. Partnow, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and led along with the supporting papers in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings on 10/23/2018. This is an action to foreclose on a Tax Lien. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 06438 and Lot 0020, said premises known as 193 Bay 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214. THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP, P.C. f/k/a Law Ofce of John D. Dello-Iacono, Attorney for Plaintiffs, 105 Maxess Road, Suite 205, Melville, NY 11747, 631-861-3001. Our File # 16-000106 #164803
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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, 9TH STREET PARTNERS LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HARRY PROPHETE A/K/A HARRY PROPHETE, MD, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on November 7, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 76 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Kings, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 5086 and Lot 48. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 513223/2017. Simon Shamoun, Esq., Referee Law Ofces of Alan J. Waintraub PLLC, 97-17 64th Road, 3rd Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374, Attorneys for Plaintiff #165068
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 2016-A TRUST, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 2016-A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. CONGREGATION M’KOR CHAIM, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on November 07, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 214 Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 2231 and Lot 43. Approximate amount of judgment is $42,714.96 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 514450/17. Domenick James Mingione, Esq., Referee Bronster, LLP, 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10019, Attorneys for Plaintiff #165101
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS MIDFIRST BANK, Plaintiff against UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA GRAY, if living and if be dead, the respective heirsat-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in or to the real property described in the Complaint; JOEL GRAY AS UNKNOWN HEIR TO VIRGINIA GRAY, RACHEL GRAY AS UNKNOWN HEIR TO VIRGINIA GRAY, NICHOLAS GRAY AS UNKNOWN HEIR TO VIRGINIA GRAY, TANYIAGRAY A/K/A TAISHA GRAY AS UNKNOWN HEIRS TO VIRGINIA GRAY, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on
September 17, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 13th day of December, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 3706 Bayview Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11224. (Block: 6956, Lot: 35) Approximate amount of lien $45,946.74 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 507472-13. Ira Green, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900
cember 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northwesterly side of Cooper Street, distant 140 feet northeasterly from the corner formed by the northwesterly side of Cooper Street with the northeasterly side of Broadway; being a plot 100 feet by 19 feet 7 inches by 100 feet by 19 feet7 inches. Block: 3432 Lot: 54 Said premises known as 15 COOPER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY, for information only Approximate amount of lien $7,423.89 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 10089/2015. STEVEN COHN, ESQ., Referee Rosenberg & Estis P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 19982 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 1998-2 Trust, Plaintiff -against- GREIG A. JAINARINE, INDRA JAINARINE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated August 16, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Utica Avenue, 90 feet 1 inch southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of St. Johns Place with the westerly side of Utica Avenue; being a plot 70 feet by 16.9 feet by 70 feet by 16.9 feet. Block 1384 Lot: 46 Said premises known as 244 UTICA AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, for information only Approximate amount of lien $23,832.77 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 4845/2015. M. RANDOLPH JACKSON, ESQ., Referee Rosenberg & Estis P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-24CB, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 20280/2009 VELDA CLARKE-JAMES, RHONDA WRIGHT A/K/A RHONDA M. WRIGHT, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 1/16/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on 12/13/2018 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 186 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 1365 Lot 52 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $459,057.26 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 20280/2009. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Roberto Lopez, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 10/18/2018 RMR
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 19982 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 1998-2 Trust, Plaintiff -against- MARTHA B. JULIEN, ADMINISTRATRIX OF AND HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF JEAN LUNIQUE JULIEN, NADINE JULIEN, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF JEAN LUNIQUE JULIEN, URLICK JULIEN, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF JEAN LUNIQUE JULIEN, REGINE JULIEN, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF JEAN LUNIQUE JULIEN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated September 7, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on De-
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY SELENE FINANCE, LP; Plaintiff(s) vs. RODNEY H GREAVES; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about May 1, 2018, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Public Auction in Room 224 at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
On December 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Premises known as 1353 E. 59TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234 Block: 7884 Lot: 23 ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. As more particularly described in the judgment of fore-
closure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $568,043.55 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 2172/2012 M. Randolph Jackson, Esq., Referee #164597
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. NYCTL 2016-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Pltf. vs. MOUNT SINAI HOLY CHURCH OF AMERICA IN NEW YORK, et al, Defts. Index #505114/17. Pursuant to judgment of fore-
closure and sale entered October 23, 2018, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a 442 Mother Gaston Blvd., Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 03526, Lot 0324 Approx. amt. of judgment is $14,963.00 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. JOSEPH R. VASILE, Referee. THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP, P.C., f/k/a THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN D. DELLO-IACONO, Attys. for Pltf., 105 Maxess Road Ste. 205, Melville, NY. File No. 17000043 - #95943 #164863
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11201 RAE FAMILY VENTURES, LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: RAE FAMILY VENTURES, LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/26/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Robert Taffera Or Eric Taffera, 102 Warren Street Floor #2 Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #165137
11228 MF PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: MF PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/28/18. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc.,7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #163932
TEE-TRI LANGUAGE TUTORING & SERVICES, LLC Tee-Tri Language Tutoring & Services, LLC. Art. Of Org. led with the SSNY on 10/02/2018. Ofce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail coy of process to the LLC, 1119 E 57Th ST, #1 Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
GMF PROPERTIES LLC GMF PROPERTIES LLC, Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 10/23/2018. Ofce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Alexandra Fedor, 45 Martense St. Apt 4D, Broolkyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #164664
3607 BAYVIEW LLC 3607 BAYVIEW LLC. Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 10/12/18. Ofce: 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, 4910 New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #164755
SUNRISE ASSETS NY LLC Notice of formation of SUNRISE ASSETS NY LLC Arts. of Org. led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/2018. Ofce location, County of Kings. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 7024 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful act #164757
ANTON VAN DALEN LLC Notice of formation of Anton van Dalen LLC Arts. of Org. led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/2018. Ofce location, County of Kings. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2926 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful act. #164758
LIONHEART ACQUISITIONS LLC
GIOWALD LLC Notice of Formation of GIOWALD LLC Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/18. Ofce location: Kings County. Princ. ofce of LLC: 1541 W. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11204. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. ofce of the LLC. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #164870
2239 83RD STREET LLC Notice of Formation of 2239 83rd Street LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1137 83rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity #164992
2380 HYLAN LLC Notice of Formation of 2380 Hylan LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 961 53rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. #165057
63 UTICA AVENUE LLC
659 ROGERS AVE LLC, Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 10/23/2018. Ofce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Alexandra Fedor, 45 Martense St. Apt 4D, Broolkyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
Notice of Formation of Lionheart Acquisitions LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/26/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2088 E. 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity.
63 UTICA AVENUE LLC, Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 11/02/2018. Ofce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Wayne McPherson, 967 Centennial Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
659 ROGERS AVE LLC
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