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“When Justin posted about the bing BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK Photo courtesy of Matthew Kabel weeks ago, I said it sounded exactly like mmcgoldrick@brooklynreporter.com when I was a kid in Buffalo and we had to The elusive Bay Ridge “bing” may be a bang poles into the ground for our snow mystery no more. fences,” he told this paper, adding that, A three-legged liftboat spotted over the I read countless Unfortunately, whatever In the meantime, the only when going for a run by the water Sunday, weekend in theattempts waterstonear the Verrazstate one’s contempt for is thethe efforts made then and in words that come to mind conthe structure stopped him in his tracks. zano-Narrows Bridge cause were of the shooter the‘round anti-semitic years to address cerning the Pittsburgh massacre “[I had a real] WTF moment,” he said. soundand heard the hood,subsequent Councilmemviews heldBrannan that resulted in theSunday, hate and often mental ill- are, May Those who Perished According to Levingston Offshore, “The ber he Justin proclaimed Nov. BY CHRISTINA CARREGA the18. massacre that occurred in ness behind the hate have fall- Rest In Peace. May those There are literally thousands  Worldwide Pioneer of Liftboat,” the waterchristina@brooklyneagle.com Pittsburgh at the-Tree of Lifeby local en short. I would like to injured make a full recovery. of new jobs in the There are multi-purpose, many other eleccraftregion is athat “self-propelled, The noise described residents A Staten Island man pleaded not guilty on Tues., Dec. Congregation. thatthe the Tree of Life And may all the affected famionly exist because of the film vessel” tions on theoften ballot.used Locally, self-elevating most to as an ominous “bing” whichbelieve mirrored 18 Occasionally, for brutally cracking of an firefighter there is the anskull is off-duty an isolated event, but lies and friends find some level and television tax credit that Republican/Conservative carry equipment in support of mineral exsound of “metal on metal” -- attack became a hot I would like to believe and causing his “almost instant during a history road rage event so on horrific therewhen are Brannan, asdeath” I mentioned has of comfort in knowing millions Golden wrote. All sorts of senior Steve Saperstein is in a accomor other offshore construction topic socialthat media earlithat the Tree of Life citizen programs ploration no words to describe your shown that it is not. incident. are praying for them. only kept pace petitive election for State tivities. er this month, asked community members attack is an isolated with economic changes due to Assembly against Democrat feelings. You try Joseph and youDesmond, try, We react as been a society and as If convicted, who has charged  one in particular, Community also heard the “mysterious bing.” We pass some event, but as I men- the senator’s efforts.This butif they’d you cannot fully wrap a government. Last week, the Home Hospitals in Mathylde Frontus in a district with murder, faces up to 25 years to life in prison in the Board 10 beDistrict Manager Josephine “[It]around sortait with sounds like an enormous yourself words. new laws and create some new Reporter endorsed State Brooklyn that seem to always tioned history has shown that stretches from Bay Ridge death of 33-year-old Faizal Coto on Dec. 9 around 4:40 Beckmann said, had been contracted by grommet banging on a giant flagpole,” he Pittsburgh attack on programs. It is a Band-Aid Senator Marty Golden (whom in financial trouble benefited by to Seagate. Congressmember that it is not. a.m.The on the Belt Parkway. Verizon to determine whether or not itoff wrote on Facebook. many levels crossed into this approach that at best has resultI serve as chief of staff) for reGolden’s work at the budget Dan Donovan faces Desmond, 29 of Staten Island, used an unknown blunt drill of fiber-optic the JustItone of Brannan’s posts questerritory. is one of aleft growing ed--inthe the useviolently, of bigger causBand- election. Of course, I do not negotiating table could and billions againstcables Max there Rose. inRepubobject to strike the side of Coto’s head future. made lican/Conservative Assemblytion was posted to various group pages essentially a civic activist connumber of what has become a Aids as the years have gone by. claim to be non-partisan when new dollars for education ing his temple to fracture, after getting into a fender-bendin StatenNicole IslandMalliotakis and they’ll is -- has since garnered over 150 responslong andthe continuing string I do not know the solution. comes to the re-election of stantly looking for new ways to their way into the “They city to started help member er with firefighter, saidofAssistant District Attorney An- postiton Russo, who lives in the 90s, said she has only I saw the BRP I felt better that it assist beseats hereinfor running a few more days,” she es, the better part of them To a resounding and improve the neighborpremeditated actions designed put us on the right trail, we state Sen. Golden. create thousands of new in a very quiettold race dres Palacio in Brooklyn Supreme Court. heardhe it represents. more than once in a given wasn’t this paper Monday morning, Nov. 19. Adam to “yes.” tear through the very fabric first need to accept thatonly our me.” Regardless, the Home hoods ourday. end of Brooklyn. against Democrat “There is no place on the streets of Brooklyn for such was funny, I would earlyis in Thedue sound -- which allege I“Itwould add, asasthe stafferhear itThere of what America is about. problems to Reporter — residents which serves priasked if she, herself, had heard Local resident Donna Russo told are thissystemic, a lot moreWhen to be done. Baumel. mindless violence. We will seek to in getsociety justice for have the timed also oversees Albany the mornings andhis then again when I got toof opioid seems eerily all over like conAttacksthat, against blacknow changes that marily(“not the 90,000 people who who The tragedy affliction November the bing, BeckmannNext saidTuesday, no, but that it was 6 paper until Brannan’s post in a group victim and his heartbroken ones,” said Brooklyn Dis- wrote that no one churches, againstParents,” teach-loved been aggravated by breakreside the Bay Ridge and legislative work lateragenda, in the day,” she said.has “I was one in resident on Facebook) once like, again raise its evil head. is board’s important clear by the floodisofelection phone day. callsItthe called attacks “Bay Ridge she’d thought struction,” trict Attorney Ericschool, Gonzalez. passed more legislation ersshe and students for- downs in the nuclear family. Dyker Heights communities Golden a package that you that markmost it on of your cal‘Oh I truly am losing my mind, and has nowauthored -- is loudest in the early morning hours, district office received Bay might be at going crazy. Coto’s coffin was carried fromhas theno, Coto, who was a firefighter for threebreakdown years and does was iton signed into lawme!’” by the gover- of bills to deal with eign terrorist attacks not —funeral in its heard editorial made some this issue. endardid. and make a commitment it’s following has also been night. It has Ridge most certainly “That bing droveagainst me nuts!” This she said. “I though homeatatop a fire truck. the brink of restarting hisall music career, leftalso deadrecorded in the past Russo’s eight years. ordinary at work cause theitwas hate orforbeen mental excellent points regarding the And 9/11 Karemains current for all that to vote. are open from 6 ebrooklyn media/Photo MaiselnorThe sound, neighbor Matthew by residents onbyallTodd ends “I’m happy the Polls mystery is finally had toAmericans ask my daughter if she heard as near Exit 4thing in Bath Beach with bleeding to the brain which course, passing have one in common – issues, but can lead to such senator’s long tenure in office. belOf too many families of she first said, brought him bills backthat to his childhood. solved,” said.a.m. to 9 p.m. There are countwell. I thought I was losing my mind. When of the nabe. caused “almost instant death,” Palacio said. unadulterated hate. hate going unaddressed festerThe bottom line for the Home the governor signs is not the true responders. No one has done and less examples of how one vote Coto taken call to Coney The was wake-up cameIsland ing Hospital for long where periods he of was time Reporter was that Golden has measurement of a senator’s suc- continues to do more on this made a difference. Do not be immediately after pronounced dead.Columbine. until it bubbles over. the one vote that did not vote. been for decades and remains cess. It is what the new laws do. issue than Sen. Golden. Desmond jumped back into his 2006 Infiniti G35 and fled to the Circle Motor Lodge in South Amboy, N.J. where he was arrested on BY a parole PAULAwarrant, KATINASaccording to newly released court documents obtained by this news organipaula@brooklyneagle.com zation. One of the most closely watched races in New York State “Wow, I was goingmorning to surrender Wednesday,” Descame to an endjust Monday as incumbent Republican BY PAULA KATINAS mond saidMarty to detectives on Dec.the 10. “Man,toI Democratic was gonstate Sen. Golden conceded contest paula@brooklyneagle.com candidate Adam Baumel, I nomically viable and appeal- specious by her failure to identhe same. DEBATE OVER IN MARTY’S na surrender Wednesday. My nearly car has been all after over Electhe challenger Andrew Gounardes, two weeks In response to complaints from leaders tify the source of the partisan Why?community Is sitting down with ing for advertisers. was there when the debates THE DEBATE CORNER news and I was going to visit parole on Wednesday anytion Day in Southwest Brooklyn’swere 22ndover Senate about a proliferation of unlicensed vendors Dykerto I have been to every forum raucous yelling and chanting. your food opposites andintrying andDistrict. heard a lot of I read disappointment A drowning man grab ways.” “As the with Board of Elections completes itsfrom final the count of this Heights during thewill busy hourscompromise of the neighborhood’s so difficult?fa-As and debate and they have not Bob Capano who was next to comments senior citJerry Kassar’s column inI which bladeChristmas of a sword. I don’t Desmond on parole for a September, 2012, assault-asyear’s close is election, congratulate Gounardes and mous lights spectacular, the Obama commanding President once ofsaid, been pleasant experiences. me later agreed that it was 80 izensAndrew who attended the the he criticized Peter Killen’she said thisPrecinct first, butsaid“Elections a-hate-crime up toofathe man22nd at Gates wish him wellduring in his which service towalked the people State know ficer who of the 68th his officers andconsequences” other city Only the Malliotakis-Baumel percent Gounardes backers, have debates. chairing of theAvenues, debates thein a astatement. perfect for this piece. and Fairview “shoved black object to his chest” agencieshave been cracking down onunderstand the sidewalk Senate District,” Goldenat said I don’t howsalesanyone debates were civil, but that is in and he supports Gounardes. Andrew Gounardes is a it’s Interagency Council of theof Election State Sen, Marty Golden has can believe that free education part because Nicole is all but The Xaverian debates were and a the homophobic slur, according court docpeople. Atcalled presshim time, Board was stilltocounting ab“gentleman’s gentleman,” Aging’s debates of the vilified byatextremist over or uments. will be free! untouchable politically and closer to 55-45 Gounardesa joint meeting offree the health Dykercare Heights Civic sentee ballots, a processcandithat began oncoupled Nov. 16,with but his withintellimost beenSpeaking who dates. black object let out electric current into the middle last severaland months and itPrecinct is Who’s ethically, and very respected. Golden supporters in terms of going to pay for it?last Association the 68th Community Council of The the ballots counted, Gounardes maintained lead of more gent way of adiscussing an the I consider Jerry a friend, a week shame,atmisstating his record The leftChurch keeps in saying the Mr. Baumel, I believe, after screaming. The tone had been Redeemer-St. John’s Lutheran Dyker of the1,000 man’svotes chest, theGolden court documents read. than over with a dwindling few election issue, would represent us with and while we represent two inHeights, the Senate, in top percent have Capt.particularly Robert Conwell saidone police are will taking theto talking to him, is a nice fellow, set at Dyker Heights. Desmond sentenced to onebento the demeanor2014, that would district left towas count. different political parties, andin September, regards to school speed camNow, the "Golden support pay. They already pay more and he knows that about her. complaints seriously. efit Bay Ridge greatly. three years in prison. Golden realized he was running out of room to make up the may disagree with some of his eras. By the way, he sponsored than 50 percent-plus of the The other debates were Nazis" graffiti appears at his “We’re really looking into vending, and have enforced However, the hecklers in the In the current case, Brooklyn Supremea Court difference in a vote count and decided to concede, source these bills, I believe twice. party’s positions, I murder also agree government’s revenue when entirely uncivil, raucous and office in chalk on the sidewalk. audience did a disservice to what can be enforced,” he told residents at the meeting. Justice Vincent Del Giudice remanded Desmond to Rikers told this newspaper. with him on several issues. Back when the senator ran 50 percent of the people pay outrageous. The moderator at Of note, the Donovan-Rose Andrew, because didn’t “We issued a few summonses. If you see them now, they Island. The who disapwas trailing by more thanthey 1,000 on against That lawmaker, is why I was Vincent Gentile they nothing. the end of the Golden- debate at Xaverian was not “read” their Precinct, audience. Senior have found spots where they can be.” Desmond had been ledpreviously out of therefused 62nd 1925 Election Night, Nov. 6, to concede, opt- attacked pointed about what hehad wrote. his police record and The social programs the left Gounardes debate at Xaverian nearly as bad, perhaps in part do not like bad man- whenConwell had his officers go out one night Bath Ave., earlier theallafternoon, while a crowd of firePeter Killen a in gentleman ing instead to is wait until of thecitizens paper ballots were counted. the factsalso camesaid out,he Marty are saying they will instill will sarcastically thanked the audi- due to the questions asked, ners, Golden, whether ain retired a debatepolice or on won with of the Department Environmenwho doneSenate a greatDistrict, job of which fighters watched. Thehas22nd byrepresentatives a pretty big margin. bankrupt theofcountry. JFK said, ence for being so “civil.” which were local in nature, and a food buffet line. I heard, not tal Protection the NYPD’s Peddler Task and moderating debates the first Last has week, friends,infamily and fellow firefighters officer, represented since winning election incame 2002, I am hoping (DEP), that Andrew The Frontus-Saperstein as supporters and plants were “Ask not what thisForce country can several,held but many, seniors say Gounardes the NYPD’s does Legal Bureau “to see there was anything wefor debate at Xaverian ended in a past. He that together at or both aresponsibilwake and a Southwest funeral at Leone Funertakes in takes all parts of several Brooklyn neighbornot hide doiffor but what you can do not very active no doubt as that the hecklers wereBath so behind ityHome seriously andBay isPark. therefore missed.” al in Sunset left-wing trolls, and the country.” The present near fight off stage involving directed by the campaigns.. hoods, including Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, annoying that they might conimpartial. Intoa the single night last week, DEP issued violations to anthe her campaign manager, Joe sticks issues at hand. Coto Gravesend, was remembered “everybody’s best friend,” “the Democratic Party is not Beach, Marine as Park and Gerritsen Beach. MY POINT? All sides sider voting Republican. I think Since worker I am male ice cream truck andTexeira a food truck, according to Conwell. same as it was. For the In first Herrera, and Golden supporters deserve opprobrium for this — Dan hardest in the the firehouse” andBorough a “phenomenal huGounardes, chief counsel to Brooklyn President Eric that Jerry’s anger should be Democratic leader of the 64th addition, the Peddler Task Force issued to such as Jerry Kassar. It was but Gounardes does especialtime, I can’ttwo seeviolations voting for one. man being.” Adams, released a statement soondirected afternoon Golden towards theconceded. hecklers. AD, and campaign managone truck owner and several other trucks — were hitPanico with equally uncivil, mostly from ly. I voted for him in 2012 and Bob He wasthe off-duty at the time of his death. “I look forward to coordinating with Senator Golden on a — Ralph Perfetto FROM er for Democratic Assembly THE RIGHT summonses. the audience. Saperstein was know him as a good guy. Why Additional reporting contributed Meaghan McGoldrick. smooth transition between now andbyJanuary so that our comThe question forChristmas the CHANGE The Dyker Heights lights display is ISa dynamic, GOOD especially aggressive on stage. he allows this I do not know. upcoming election is: Are that you features community-wide event scores of homeownThe Dyker Heights debate But, although there may be I agree totally with this better offantoday you were ers in areathen stretching fromchange 10th to[in13th Avenue editorial and who politi- was the worst of all, causing a some middle ground left, the the last larger-than-life 10 years? I am! holiday cal St Philip's church leader addressing to divergence is so of great erect displays, Robert Conwell, members thepolitifocusincluding for theSantas, Home Captain I understand the giant left was demand decorum saying "This cally seen Precinct also on social dancing reindeer, “Nutcracker Suite” illumiDyker Heights Civic Association and — theas68th Reporter andfigures, the Spectator], upset bysnowflakes, the results of the last and media — thatmeeting. what you did is a House Council, of God!.”atEighty nated super-sized snow globes their front allow me on to say why. Community their joint December presidential election. There with the Home Reporter ebrooklyn media/Photo by Helen Klein and Despite some apparent percent of the screaming there lawns and house facades. wereThe some on the lights right that was from "Team Gounardes" Spectator is justified. efforts draws by [Bob] Capano, Christmas extravaganza visitors from Photo ofalso, Andrewbut Gounardes by Jordan ebrooklyn media/file photo were without the Rathkopf I expect few "tart initiated it and did [Craig] Eaton, [Ralph] which assigned toall theofneighborhood atSo, night. all over theAndrew world. Sen.-elect Gounardes celebrating onto establish Election cops State Marty Golden conceded tofrom Andrew helpBut of the politicians on the tweets" at you. I do so earlySen. on with rude andthe has Perfetto and others “That’s where I have seen biggest directed difference the success of the event has spawned traffic jams Night. Gounardes. left we now have the best hope in coming years and mocking the some ground, there year tocomments this year,” about she said. and a sharp increase in litter on the middle streets, according to last economy, maybe ever, the campaigns all sides can rein Conservative candidate chalreally is virtually none. The Conwell confirmed at the meeting that traffic control in leaderscan of come the Dyker Heights Civic Association Community together and move forward,” theand statement an evenPeter better place to live, work raise a and family,” Golden lowest unemployment for all theand fanaticism attacks. But divergence is extreme, politi- was lenging Abbate. a top priority. munity Board 10 officials. read in part. I doubt it, sadly. groups, and more jobs than cally. Changes had to be made stated. I will say bluntly that Paula “We’re turning out the troops, and making sure the TheGolden, problemthe comes when visitors candy, For concession was anpurchase admission thatice his Katinas's Gounardes, who will take office in early—January, is looking people. Thomas Hilton to make the papers more ecoreport this wasthem know whatofwe want to do, which is traffic cream and hot chocolate fromservice food vendors andPrior then to care21-year-long in public was over. win- officers ahead to starting his new life as an elected official. I am a fiscal career conservative, not We’re fighting the fight for you guys,” he told resilessly drop or the wrappers on theserved sidewalk, election toa the State Senate, Golden as a acCity control. aning Republican Democrat. Iand cups “Now that the election is over, I am grateful to people of dents. cording to fed-up residents. Council member from 1997 am a registered independent thatto 2002. Southern Brooklyn for Brannan, their support and humbled by their Councilmember Justin a Democrat whose disDuring oftook Dec.the15-16, members of theon his statement, Golden opportunity to reflect hasInvoted for the bothweekend parties at one trust in me to be our community’s voice in Albany. I look includes Dyker Heights, said he will work with city forgroup Fight Back Baywho Ridge time or in another and for I came into Dyker Heights to trict his life politics. ward to to Albany to lights fight for affordable for young attorney, so going that the Christmas event could be health better care, pick litter as athe neighborly gesture. believed would be bestsoper“Onup many levels, I am proud of what I have accomplished officials a livable wage, a world-class education system, pedestrian planned in 2019. Fran Vella-Marrone, president of the Dyker Heights Civson to docity, the my beststate job. and the neighbors I have beenperfect for my honored for recent lawyear school grad. us an safety, MTA that reliable, accessible accountable “We’rean hoping next is City Hall will giveand official to said many theawesome vendors do not have the I Association, don’t understand the lackof the toicrepresent. I fully embraced responsibility en- all, and equal protections for all of our citizens,” he said in his permit, so instead of having to beg, borrow and steal reproper licenses from the city to sell food. “The vendors are FT in Canarsie-based law office; of civility on trusted byespecially the peoplegoing who elected me. I strove each and every- statement. sources, we will have resources allocated,” he said. a real problem,” she told this newspaper on Tuesday. “I apwith the left. HRC said we day to make a positive difference for someone,” he said. commensurate TheChristmas victoriouslights Gounardes also thattohebehold, doesn’t insalary with experience. The display is ahinted wonder preciate efforts made by short the 68th has grateful made can’t havethe civility until “Although we came up they just thisPrecinct. election,ItI am tend to waste any time. Brannan said. “It’s pretty cool to have people coming to a difference. But the problem still persists.” win. Maxine has incitmy career in Waters public service has been full of much success as a Send resume toto check “InHeights the days sinceEurope the election, my team andlights,” I have he worked from out the Theof police presence has made a major difference in traf- Dyker ed lack civility by demandpolice officer and as an elected official. As I think of the future, said. closely with Democratic leadership and my colleagues in the ing be confronted ficRepublicans control, according to Vella-Marrone, who said traffic has my supporters, neighbors and friends can be sure that I will State Senate to ensure that I’m ready to hit the ground Additional reporting contributed by Helen Klein runwherever theymore can.smoothly Cory been moving thanks to a large number of still always look for opportunities to make our neighborhoods ning,” he stated. Booker (Spartacus) has done

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I was somewhat taken II read countless to back by the rush toattempts judgment read countless attempts to state contempt the by theone’s mayor, boroughfor presstate one’s contempt for the shooter and the anti-semitic shooterand andeven the the anti-semitic ident Brookviews he that in viewsdistrict he held held attorney that resulted resulted in lyn who the that in the massacre massacre that occurred occurred in dropped charges against Pittsburgh at of PittsburghHeadley at the the Tree Tree of Life Life Jazmine who disCongregation. Congregation. rupted a Supplemental NuOccasionally, there is an Occasionally, there is tusan trition Assistance office event so horrific that there are event so horrific that there are sling with police and agency no no words words to to describe describe your your security. feelings. You try and try, feelings. You try and you you try, Admittedly, the video but but you you cannot cannot fully fully wrap wrap which showed it NYPD offiyourself yourself around around it with with words. words. cers removing The Pittsburgh attack on Theforcibly Pittsburgh attack the on women’s from many crossed into this many levels levelschild crossed into her this arms at It this social territory. is of growing territory. It is one one of aaservices growing office disturbing. I justaa number of has numberwas of what what has become become long and continuing of feel havestring waited longthey and should continuing string of premeditated actions designed for the official report which premeditated actions designed to through very told a different story. to tear tear through the the very fabric fabric of what America is about. line that, acof The whatbottom America is is about. Attacks against black cording to multiple witnesses, Attacks against black churches, attacks against churches, attacks against teachMs. Headley used her teachoneers school, forers and and students students atherself school,from foryear-old to shieldat eign terrorist attacks against eign terrorist attacks against the police. Additionally, Ms. 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.

Headley had earlier reacted viUnfortunately, whatever olently to agency security who Unfortunately, whatever efforts made then in in this were instance peace efforts were madewere then and and in subsequent years address subsequent years toto tobring address offices attempting her the hate often illthe from hate and and often mental illup sitting onmental the floor. ness have ness behind behind the the hate have fallfallThis resulted in hate the police been short. en called. short. II would would like like to to ing believe that of Life believe that the the Tree Tree Life In essence, the ofpolice attack is event, but attackcalled is an an isolated isolated event,actbut were to a woman as II mentioned history has as mentioned history has ing violently in response to shown is shown that that ititand is not. not. commands actions from We as and as We react react as aa society society as peace officers. Upon and their aa government. government. We We pass pass some some arrival, she gave the police new new laws laws and and create create some some new new aprograms. hard time. Theaa police, in It Band-Aid programs. It is is Band-Aid turn, in attempting to make approach that at best has resultapproach that at best has resultan arrest, were confronted ed the of Banded in in the use use of bigger bigger Bandwith Headley Aids the have gone Aids as asMs. the years years have pushing gone by. by. do know solution. herII child and do not notbetween know the thethem solution. To us the trail, we her. They removed baby To put put us on on the right rightthe trail, we first to that in anneed aggressive manner. first need to accept accept that our our problems are due to Ms. Headley, as we have problems are systemic, systemic, dueall to changes society read, didin walk that into have that changes innot society that have been breakbeen aggravated aggravated by breakoffice as a personby who was downs nuclear family. downs in in the thewith nuclear family. unfamiliar the criminal This breakdown does not This system. breakdown does day, not justice The next 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.

she was to appear in a New In meantime, the Jersey court on charges of In the the meantime, the only only words credit card fraud.to words that that come come to mind mind conconcerning the massacre cerning the Pittsburgh Pittsburgh massacre My point is a simple one. are, who Perished are, May MayisThose Those who Perished Headley no saint. There was Rest In May Restmore In toPeace. Peace. May those far the story thenthose just injured make aa full recovery. injured make full including recovery. the video. Officials, And may affected famiAnd district may all all the the affectedshould famithe attorney, lies and friends find some level lies and friends find some level have waited a bit longer before of comfort in knowing millions of comfort in knowing millions passing judgment. Additionalare praying for them. areshould prayingnot forthe them. ly, same agency   andLast the district attorney, faced week, the Home Last week,report the indicatHome with an official Reporter endorsed Reporter endorsed State State ing that Headley used the oneSenator Senator Marty Marty Golden Golden (whom (whom a of shield Iyear-old chief staff) for I serve serve as as as chief of staff)against for rerearrest, looking possielection. course, not election.beOf Of course,at IIado do not ble charge child endangerclaim to non-partisan when claim to be be of non-partisan when ment? it it comes comes to to the the re-election re-election of of state *** state Sen. Sen. Golden. Golden. the Home IRegardless, see that Curtis the Regardless, theSliwa, Home Reporter — state chairperson of the priReReporter — which which serves serves primarily the who form whichpeople goes out of marilyParty, the 90,000 90,000 people who reside Bay Ridge and existence as an official reside in in the the Bay Ridgeparty and Dyker Heights Dyker Heights communities on January 1, iscommunities moving in — its made — in indirection its editorial editorial made some some the of running for 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

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Breaking Bipartisan Bread; GOP Lawmaker Takes Democratic Opponent to Lunch — LETTERS TO THE EDITOR —

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BY PAULA KATINAS

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Is Is sitting sitting down down with with ing was there thereshe when the the debates debates THE DEBATE CORNER member and the Democratic opponent THE DEBATE CORNER II have your were and 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 weretoover over and heard heard aa lot lot of of II read with disappointment defeated November got together break A read in with 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 bipartisan bread over lunch in a Bay Ridge Jerry 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, who attended the been pleasant experiences. me later agreed that was 80 President Obama once said, izens who attended the he criticized Peter Killen’s know diner Friday afternoon and found, to their he 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. delight, they agreedat chairing that of the the debates aton themany issues. debates were civil, but that is in and he supports Gounardes. 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 Assemblymember Malliotakis, Interagency Council ofNicole the “gentleman’s The State Sen, Marty Golden has can 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,” Aging’s debates of Aging’sdistrict debates includes of the the candicandiuntouchable politically and closer to 55-45 Gounardeswhose parts of Baycoupled Ridge with his intelli- been been vilified vilified by by extremist extremist over over or free health care will be free! who untouchable 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 and Staten Island, picked up the gent tab for Demethically, and and very very respected. respected. Golden way 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 misstating his record Mr. Baumel, I believe, consider Jerry aaatfriend, friend, The left keeps saying the a shame, misstating his record ocrat Adam Baumel the Royalissue, Restaurant Mr. Baumel, I believe, after after screaming. 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 and while weAve. represent two the demeanor that would ben- in in the the Senate, Senate, particularly particularly in in top at 7609 Fifth talking to to him, him, is is aa nice nice fellow, fellow, set set at at Dyker Dyker Heights. Heights. top one one percent percent will will have have to to talking the demeanor that would ben- regards to school speed cam- pay. different political parties, and and he knows that about her. different political parties, and Now, the already pay more regards to school speed cam- pay. They and he knows that about her. The two, who had faced each other in nuefit Bay Ridge greatly. Now, the "Golden "Golden support support They already pay more efit Bay Ridge greatly. may disagree with some of his eras. The may disagree withduring some of hiscampaign, 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 merous debates the got in Nazis" graffiti appears at his his However, the hecklers in the However, the hecklers in the party’s positions, II also agree these entirely uncivil, raucous and party’sshortly positions, also agree defeated 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. audience did a disservice to touch after Malliotakis Bauaudience 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, because melThat in the Nov. 6 election and agreed to meet Andrew, because they they didn’t didn’t against Vincent Gentile they nothing. the That is is why 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 in a convivial setting to discuss issues. pointed “read” their audience. Senior attacked his police record and Gounardes debate at Xaverian pointed about about what what he he wrote. wrote. citizens The social programs the left nearly as bad, perhaps in attacked his police record and Gounardes debate at Xaverian The social programs the left nearly as bad, perhaps in part part do not like bad man“The election is over. It’s important for Peter Killen is a gentleman citizens do not like bad manwhen the facts came out, Marty sarcastically thanked the audiPeter Killen is a gentleman when the facts came out, Marty are are saying saying they they will will instill instill will will sarcastically thanked the audi- due due to to the the questions questions asked, asked, ners, Republicans Democrats togeth- in who aa great job ners, whether whether in aa debate debate or or on on won ence who has has done doneand great job of ofto work bankrupt the country. JFK said, which were local in won by by aa pretty pretty big big margin. margin. ence for for being being so so “civil.” “civil.” bankrupt the country. JFK said, which were local in nature, nature, and and a food buffet line. I heard, not moderating debates in er,” Malliotakis said. Baumel a food saying buffet line. I heard, not II am hoping that Andrew The Frontus-Saperstein moderating debates in the the agreed, “Ask not what this country can am hoping that Andrew “Ask not what this country can The Frontus-Saperstein as as supporters supporters and and plants plants were were several, but many, seniors say past. He takes that responsibilseveral, but many, seniors say that he also believes it is important “to learn Gounardes past. He takes that responsibilGounardes does does not not hide hide do debate at at Xaverian Xaverian ended ended in in aa not do for for but but what what you you can can do do for for debate not very very active active no no doubt doubt as as that ity and is that the the hecklers hecklers were were so so behind about different and perspectives.” left-wing trolls, and near fight off stage involving ity seriously seriously andideologies is therefore therefore the country.” The present directed by the campaigns.. behind left-wing trolls, and near fight off stage involving the country.” The present directed by the campaigns.. annoying that they might conimpartial. annoyingwith that they might con- sticks Baumel to the issues at hand. impartial.also said he has had arguments her campaign manager, Joe Democratic Party is not the MY sticks to the issues at hand. Democratic Party is not the her campaign manager, Joe MY POINT? POINT? All All sides sides sider voting Since II am the male siderRepublivoting Republican. Republican. II think think Since am who the seem maleto hate fellow Democrats — opprobrium for this Herrera, and and Golden Golden supporters supporters deserve same as as itit was. was. For For the the first first Herrera, — Dan Dan Texeira Texeira same deserve opprobrium for this that Jerry’s anger should be Democratic leader of the 64th thatthan Jerry’s Democratic leader of the 64th more such as Jerry Kassar. It was time, II can’t see voting for one. can President Donald Trump theyanger should be but Gounardes does especialsuch as Jerry Kassar. It was time, can’t see voting for one. but Gounardes does especialdirected towards the hecklers. AD, and the campaign managdirected towards the hecklers. equally uncivil, mostly from AD, and the campaign manag— want the country to do well. — Bob Bob Panico Panico equally uncivil, mostly from ly. ly. II voted voted for for him him in in 2012 2012 and and — er for Assembly — Ralph Ralph Perfetto Perfetto FROM the er Baumel, for Democratic Democratic Assembly FROM THE THE RIGHT RIGHT a U.S. Navy veteran and a firstthe audience. audience. Saperstein Saperstein was was know know him him as as aa good good guy. guy. Why Why The he The question question for for the the CHANGE time political candidate, jumped at the especially aggressive aggressive on on stage. stage. he allows allows this this II do do not not know. know. CHANGE IS IS GOOD GOOD especially upcoming The Dyker Heights debate But, although there may upcoming election election is: is: Are Are you you II agree totally with this chance to have lunch with Malliotakis, an exThe Dyker Heights debate But, although there may be be 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 perienced lawmaker now entering her fifth some middle middle ground ground left, left, the the change [in editorial and politithe the last last 10 10 years? years? II am! am! cal St Philip's Philip's church church leader leader to to divergence divergence is is so so great great politipolititerm in the state Assembly representing the cal focus focus for for the the Home Home St II understand the left was demand decorum saying "This cally — as seen also on understand the left was Reporter and the Spectator], demand decorum saying "This cally — as seen also on social social 64th Assembly District. Reporter and the Spectator], upset is allow me to say why. upset by by the the results results of of the the last last and media — — that that what what you you did did is aa House House of of God!.” God!.” Eighty Eighty media and allow me to say why. Over lunch (grilled cheese for Malliotakis, presidential Despite presidential election. election. There There with the the Home Home Reporter Reporter and and percent of of the the screaming screaming there there with Despite some some apparent apparent percent French toast for Baumel) at a back table in were were some some on on the the right right that that efforts Spectator is is justified. justified. was from from "Team "Team Gounardes" Gounardes" Spectator efforts by by [Bob] [Bob] Capano, Capano, was the busy diner, the two former opponents were also, but without the So, II expect few which initiated all of itit and did [Craig] Eaton, [Ralph] were also, but without the So, expect few "tart "tart which initiated all of and did [Craig] Eaton, [Ralph] talked about transportation, education and help tweets" directed at you. so early on with rude and and others to establish help of of the the politicians politicians on on the the Perfetto tweets" directed at you. II do do so early on with rude and Perfetto and others to establish other issues. left hope mocking comments about the middle ground, there left we we now now have have the the best best some hope in in coming coming years years and and mocking comments about the some middle ground, there One big topic was transportation. They economy, economy, maybe maybe ever, ever, the the really campaigns all all sides sides can can rein rein in in Conservative candidate candidate chalchal- campaigns really is is virtually virtually none. none. The The Conservative agreed that the city’s transit system is a mess. lowest the lowest unemployment unemployment for for all all divergence the fanaticism fanaticism and and attacks. attacks. But But divergence is is extreme, extreme, politipoliti- lenging lenging Peter Peter Abbate. Abbate. “It shouldn’t take you two hours a day to groups, II will doubt it, it, sadly. sadly. groups, and and more more jobs jobs than than cally. cally. Changes Changes had had to to be be made made will say say bluntly bluntly that that Paula Paula II doubt get to your job,” Baumel said. people. — to people. — Thomas Thomas Hilton Hilton to make make the the papers papers more more ecoeco- Katinas's Katinas's report report of of this this was was Malliotakis said she has invited MetropolII am am aa fiscal fiscal conservative, conservative, not not aa Republican or II former opponent, Adam Baumel, said they agree on many issues facing the city and state. itan Transportation Authority President An- Assemblymember Republican or aa Democrat. Democrat. Nicole Malliotakis and her am drew Byford to take a ride on the R train with ebrooklyn media/Photo by Paula Katinas am aa registered registered independent independent that that has her “so he can see what my constituents go has voted voted for for both both parties parties at at one one time or another and who goes far enough. changes are needed education through every day.” time in or the another and for forsystem who II pointed out. for young attorney, believed would best Malliotakis and Baumel enjoyed comparBut Malliotakis and Baumel are on opporesources forthe vocational Malliotakis and Baumel both want the and that providing believed would be be the best perperson to forstillrecent school ing notes on what grad. it’s like for a candidate on and there are sever- law is best part of the solu- site sides politicallyperfect sonschool to do do the the best job. job. tolls reduced on the Verrazano-Narrows education in high II don’t understand don’t is understand thegolack lack the campaign trail. They both had fun visiting meant tothe to al areas of disagreement. Bridge. The toll is currently $17. A proposal tion. Not every student FT in Canarsie-based law office; of on of civility civility especially going on Malliotakis opposes the New York Dream senior citizen centers and chatting with the “Notespecially everyonegoing has the by the Metropolitan Transportation Author- college, they agreed. with the left. HRC said we with the left. HRC providecommensurate free college tui- seniors. same path to success,” Baumel said. said we Act, which would ity would increase it to $19. salary with experience. can’t have until they have civility civility they tion to the children of undocumented immiAnd both lost weight because of the “You have to can’t give students moreuntil options. Baumel, who works as a driver for a ridewin. Maxine Waters has incitwin. Maxine Waters hasinto incit-a grants. Baumel supports it. Send resume topace of a campaign. Crisscrossing breakneck a trade, they canbyget share service, said that of the 80,000 service If they can learned of demanded lack lack of civility civility by demandBaumel favors legalizing marijuana for the district, knocking on doors and shaking good paying job,” Malliotakis vehicles on New York City streets, only 400 union and get a ing Republicans be confronted ing Republicans be confronted recreational use, while Malliotakis said the hands at community meetings doesn’t leave said. are wheelchair accessible. wherever wherever they they can. can. Cory Cory “Plumbers make six figures,” has Baumel state law legalizing pot for medical purposes much time to eat. The two former opponents agreed that Booker Booker (Spartacus) (Spartacus) has done done

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Focus on Bay Ridge By Charles F. Otey

Golden’s Impressive Volunteer Civic Work Sets Him Apart From Other Officeholders Here We may never have another officeholder here who was as well prepared to assume elective office as outgoing Sen. Marty Golden. Viewing the Bay Ridge senatorial picture over the years, it’s clear that we’ve often been blessed with some very effective senators, like Republican-Conservative Sen. Bill Conklin, a top-ranking vice president of Busch Jewelers, who served from 1957 to 1978. The father of Billy Conklin, a young man born with special needs, Sen. Conklin fought long and effectively against negative labels unfairly attributed to these folks — describing them as “exceptional,” especially the young who were fun, smart and eager to learn. Billy Conklin’s father is one of those responsible for the excellent programs at the Guild for Exceptional Children, which opened up new worlds for youngsters who, by and large, had been kept out of the spotlight. It’s a practice continued to this day by outgoing Guild President Paul Cassone and others. Sen. Chris Mega, a highly respected lawyer, brought the same devotion to local causes as did his predecessor, Sen. Conklin. Both these men enjoyed extraordinary success in Albany because they developed the kind of political leverage that enabled them to bring back to Bay Ridge more than their fair share of state funds. Benefitting directly have been local schools, playgrounds, community art initiatives, hospitals and senior citizen centers, which need all the help they can get since Bay Ridge had been declared a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.

Marty Golden Was Already An Established Civic Leader

All three of these men were singularly devoted to the cause and to the singular identity of Bay Ridge. What may single out Sen. Golden for special mention – even in comparison with stellar lawmakers like Sens. Conklin and Mega, is the prodigious amount of civic and volunteer work he performed after retiring from the NYPD. After he acquired the Bay Ridge Manor, he opened its rooms to community meetings so often that it was regarded by some as the “Marty Community Center.” Explaining his involvement with the Fifth Avenue Board of Trade — and a subsequent BID — he told friends that as he was growing up, he had witnessed the devastating damage wreaked on Fifth Avenue and Dyker Heights by the hamhanded destruction preceding the Verrazzano Bridge approaches that destroyed thousands of homes and evicted 10,000 residents. In the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, Fifth Avenue stores struggled to pay their high rents, which continued to rise as their incomes shrank, reminded every day that Robert Moses’ illconceived bridge approaches had taken away thousands of shoppers who had patronized their stores for years. Using the Bay Ridge Manor as a base, Golden helped form — and became president of — a rejuvenated Fifth Avenue Board of Trade and immediately set about his longtime goal to resurrect a moribund Fifth Avenue. As Fifth Avenue president, Golden worked hard to engage the Bay Ridge Mosque and its

members to take part in community events such as the Greater Bay Ridge Clean-Ups, Halloween window painting and holiday promotion programs. He and the late Larry Morrish regularly sat down with mosque leaders Dr. Husam Rimawi, Habib Joudeh and the late Marwan Khaled and successfully encouraged new Americans into the flow of Bay Ridge volunteerism as exemplified by the Bay Ridge Community Council.

Bay Ridge Was Ground Zero In Graffiti War

Golden, John Logue, Jim Khoury and other Fifth Avenue volunteers joined with the Merchants of Third Avenue, Bob Howe, Pat Condren and others to expand Mike Behlen’s very popular anti-graffiti program. Unlike any other officeholder here, Golden’s initiative and desire to clean up established him as one of Bay Ridge’s top leaders, getting involved with the Bay Ridge Development Corporation, the Greater Bay Ridge Clean-Up Campaign and the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Preservation Alliance, which funneled millions of state dollars to Fifth Avenue, where new and modern sidewalks and classic street lamps were constructed. Working with the peripatetic Condren, Golden insured that each year Fifth Avenue would bedeck the thoroughfare with the brightest and best holiday lights. (Contrary to public misconception, such lights — including those on Third Avenue and 86th Street — are not paid for by the city, but are financed by local businesses.) Golden’s service — bolstered by one of the most professional and effective senatorial staffs — was so much appreciated by his supporters

In 9/11 Aftermath, Goldens Pitch in to Help Ground Zero Workers: Before the smoke had settled at the devastated Twin Towers site in Manhattan, then-Councilmember Marty Golden, aided by wife Colleen and others, set up a steady caravan of aid trucks and cars carrying supplies — food, first aid and blood — across the East River to bolster the thousands of firefighters, cops and others working nonstop at Ground Zero. While others issued proclamations and press releases, the Goldens worked with little rest for almost four days, helping those who were risking their lives to cope with the horrible aftermath of 9/11. and the general public that on two occasions he was re-elected to the state Senate unopposed. Yes, unopposed! Democrats could not even find a candidate to put their name on the ballot, yet alone campaign against him!

Some Shock, Sadness, Pride As Golden Leaves Office

There were many tears and much sadness among many on election night when the numbers came in and it seemed Golden had lost the race by about 1,000 votes. It was a difficult night for Colleen, Marty’s wife who has been a leader in her own right — heading the Ragamuffin Parade Committee for 15 years — and who never shied away from advising her husband when she disagreed with him. Many opinions were offered — especially from people who don’t know politics or the community of Bay Ridge. They used the trite claim that he had become distant from the voters. Hogwash! Even when he is out of office, Golden will still be closer to the voters than any other officeholder here. Taking nothing away from his notable credentials, it’s clear that Andrew Gounardes benefitted directly from President Donald Trump‘s idiotic “War on Muslims.” This president has been totally un-American in his hateful depiction of Muslims, all Mexicans

and just about every immigrant except those from Norway. On election night, Trump proved to be a burden that even the mighty Marty Golden — a longtime advocate of equal rights and opportunities for all, especially here — couldn’t carry across the finish line. To see the proof: examine the color map that appeared in this newspaper last week explained in a very insightful article written by Political Editor Paula Katinas. Election districts — according to official statistics — with a heavy number of MidEasterners, voted up to 90 percent for Democrat Gounardes against Republican Golden. Gounardes is a nice guy and a good attorney. And it’s no shame to him to say that he will never be able to do the incredible job — civic and political — Golden has done for us as an innovative community leader and elected official for the past 30 years. And, for that matter, neither will anyone else. Marty Golden loved, knew and helped rebuild the community he grew up in and chose to represent — in City Hall and in Albany. POSTSCRIPT: Yes, Vincent Gentile, who served in the Council and the Senate, did superb volunteer work here before seeking public office. So has Councilmember Justin Brannan, who has made a good start in his first term. We’re not playing politics here, just citing some of the now historical facts.

Community leaders Charles Otey, Marty Golden, Rev. Khader El-Yateem and the late Larry Morrish were among those who came together in the 1990s for a series of community cleanups. Photos courtesy of Charles Otey


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POLICE BEAT

Cops Arrest Man on Murder Charges in Connection with Shooting Death of Bath Beach Man

Cops Arrest Three Suspects Wanted in Sunset Park Robbery BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM ebrooklyn media/Photos by Mark Mellone

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olice have arrested three suspects in the robbery of a woman by four teenage girls in Sunset Park. The three suspects, all 14, were charged with two counts of robbery and grand larceny. According to authorities, on Weds., Nov. 14, at around 12:10 p.m., the four thieves approached the victim at 59th Street and Eighth Avenue. One of them allegedly tried to snatch her phone from her hands when it fell to the sidewalk. Cops say one of the other crooks

The scene of the shooting. BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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Surveillance photos of the suspects. then picked the phone up, while the first girl shoved the victim in the face when she tried to chase the girl who had her phone, who

fled northbound on Eighth Avenue. The other two suspects allegedly acted as lookouts during the crime.

olice have arrested a man wanted in connection to the shooting and murder of a 23-year-old man in the Bath Beach area. Cops arrested 23-yearold James Raccagna, and charged him with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. According to authorities,

on Sun., Dec. 8 at about 6:31 p.m., 23-year-old Mohammad Grine was fatally shot in the torso near Shore Parkway and 20th Avenue. EMS transported Grine, a

Bath Beach resident, to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Raccagna was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting.

Compiled by Jaime DeJesus

68 TH PRECINCT

The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. ROBBED AT KNIFEPOINT IN BAY RIDGE: A 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly robbing a 23-year-old man at knifepoint on 78th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues on Mon., Dec. 10. According to authorities, at around 4:15 a.m., the victim was approached by two suspects who stole several of his possessions. When the man went after the suspects, one of the men allegedly punched him in the face and took out a knife. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for treatment. MAN STRUCK BY METAL OBJECT: A 58-year-old man was assaulted by an unknown attacker on 65th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues on Weds., Dec. 12. Reports say that at around 1:40 p.m., the perp approached the victim and struck him in the head with a metal object resulting in cuts and bleeding. The victim was brought to NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.

62 ND PRECINCT JOY RIDE: An unknown crook stole a car from an auto dealership near 65th Street and Seventh Avenue on Tues., Dec. 11, at around 5 p.m. Cops say that one of the dealership’s employees said that the car was in the prep room getting ready to be sold when it was taken. The employee said that when he last saw the car, the doors were locked. No arrests have been made. LIVING DANGEROUSLY: A motorcycle worth around $5,000 was stolen on Fri., Dec. 14 from the driveway in which it was parked near Bay Ridge Parkway and 12th Avenue. No arrests have been made. EMPTY HANDED: A burglar broke into a home at 12th Avenue and 74th Street on Fri., Dec. 14, but stole nothing. According to reports, at around 8:19 p.m., the victim, a 46-year-old woman, received a call from her security company that the alarm to her home had gone off. When she rushed home, she saw that the vestibule door had been broken. However, nothing was missing. No arrests have been made.

The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. DELIVERY GONE WRONG: A 27-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two crooks, one described as a 20-year-old man, at 15th Avenue and 79th Street on Thurs., Dec. 13 at around 8:30 p.m. while he was making a delivery to one of the perps. According to reports, during the delivery, a second crook appeared from behind and grabbed the victim’s bag, which included a phone, sneakers and cards. The first thief pushed the victim and fled the scene with the other perp. No arrests have been made. FRIEND FIGHT: A woman was arrested for allegedly attacking her friend at Shore Parkway and 15th Avenue on Fri., Dec. 14 at around 9:30 p.m. According to police, the suspect allegedly forcibly entered the victim’s apartment with a key. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, tried to block the door with a dresser. The suspect then took out a two-foot-long metal pipe and threatened to kill her. WOMAN SCAMMED OUT OF 1K: A 21-year-old woman who lives near 78th Street and 15th Avenue was scammed out of $1K on the chatting app WeChat on Sat., Dec. 15 at around 3:20 p.m. During a chat with someone she didn’t know, the victim agreed to send the money via Chase Quick Pay in return for Chinese currency. However, after she sent the money, the crook blocked her without giving her the promised exchange. No arrests have been made. SPA DAY: Two unknown crooks broke into a spa at 61st Street and 20th Avenue and stole around $1,881 on Sun., Dec. 16 at around 1:53 a.m. According to reports, the burglars broke into the businesses by lifting the front gate and crawling underneath, then entering through a door that was not locked. No arrests have been made.


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wners of mom and pop shops throughout the city can sleep a little easier now that the City Council and the mayor have formalized a new Awnings Act which will waive fees which could be damaging for some smaller business owners. The agreement, just finalized by Brooklyn Councilmember Rafael Espinal and Mayor Bill de Blasio, comes on the heels of an emergency rally held earlier this month on the steps of City Hall. The presser spotlighted small businesses which have been blindsided by the Department of Buildings (DOB) for sign and awning violations that, politicians like Espinal claim, haven’t been enforced at this volume in years. According to city building codes, signs larger than six square feet require a special installation permit, though, electeds say, small mom-and-pop shops – many of which have had signs hanging for decades – are suddenly getting slammed by surprise fines. Under the new legislation, the hundreds of businesses that have been slapped with fines up to $6,000 for signs hung without permits will not have to pay a dime. Furthermore, those that have already paid the fine will be offered discounted rates on permits for installing a new awning or sign. According to

Councilmember Justin Brannan, those shops which have already paid will only need to fork up about 25 percent of the paperwork cost of their new signage. Brannan is no stranger to these types of fines. The pol once owned the Art Room, a fine art school for children on Third Avenue, alongside his wife, Leigh, who has carried the torch herself since his election — and just recently received her first awning violation. His district, which encompasses a swathe of southern Brooklyn including Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, had been hit hard by the recent spike in related 311 complaints. Just a few blocks away from his district office is United Home Center, a hardware store at 7905 Third Avenue which was recently slapped with a summons for signage that’s more than four decades old. “I was elected to fight like hell for the people who call my district home and that includes the many small business owners who keep our neighborhoods vibrant, unique and strong. Once I heard about this sign issue, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work,” Brannan told this paper. “The bottom line is this: Our government shouldn’t have an arrow in its quiver that can effectively close a small business with the stroke of a pen. Any fines to small businesses should be reserved exclusively for issues that put public safety at risk. To me, anything else is punitive and arbitrary.” The act will also allow for

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Mike Sinno of United Home Center at 7905 Third Avenue said the store has been in the family for more than 40 years and that there had never been a problem with the sign, but still got a summons. any general contractor to hang awnings or signs, expanding the market beyond the 20 to 30 previously approved and licensed hangers. This, Brannan noted, will cut costs dramatically for some businesses. Perhaps most notable, however, is the immediate moratorium the act establishes on the DOB’s ability to issue fines for the awnings, the key to immediate relief for businesses that have been impacted. When reached for comment for this paper’s previous reporting on the issue, Andrew Rudansky, the DOB’s senior deputy press secretary, had stressed that the agency only enforces what it’s tasked to by the City Council – and that it

doesn’t itself issue the fines; the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings does. “As laws are passed, we are legally required to enforce them,” he told this paper, pointing to two new laws passed by the City Council in 2017 pertaining to these types of violations: Local Law No. 188, which resulted in the creation of a real time enforcement unit within the DOB, and Local Law No. 156, which upped the penalties for work without a permit to its current minimum of $6,000. The latter, Espinal helped introduce. As did Brannan’s predecessor Vincent Gentile and another 29 councilmembers. (Espinal, in response, pointed fingers right back at the DOB, adding that an educational outreach program promised by the agency had failed, and that “the fact that awnings and signs that have been up for decades are now receiving DOB violations,” is only proof of that.) That said, signs have needed a permit since the 1968 building code came into being, according to Rudansky, who contended that the DOB was not doing anything differently in its recent spate of violations than it has done in over five decades, and that the majority of violations issued on signage are for not having

had a permit to put it up in craziness and give us time the first place (permits, he to work things out while said, are meant to discour- offering relief for small age shoddy workmanship business owners who are and corner-cutting which already getting squeezed from every angle,” Brancan prove dangerous). nan said. “With retail on Nor, he said, did the sudthe ropes and companies den focus on signs originate with the DOB. “In general, like Amazon cannibalizing we inspect business signs everything, shopping local when we receive complaints has become the conscienfrom the public about them,” tious thing to do but it’s not he stressed. always the most convenient That said, there has been thing. The last thing these small businesses need is a sizeable increase in the number of 311 complaints another fine to deal with it.” Espinal agreed. made about signage – most notably in Brooklyn. “The Awnings Act will put According to figures a stop to the signage fines provided to this paper by that have been causing so the DOB, there were 1,046 much pain for our small complaints made year-to- businesses, and provide redate re: illegal signage – up lief for businesses that have 736 complaints from 2017’s already been the victims of 310. Manhattan has seen unfair enforcement,” he said. 251 complaints year-to-date “The recent news about Am(down four, thus far, from azon serves as a reminder last year’s 255) while the that small businesses in Bronx racked up only 97 our city are under a treas of November – up only mendous amount of stress, slightly from last year’s with the rise of e-retailers and big box stores and end-total of 69. Both Brannan and Espi- skyrocketing commercial nal have alleged that the rents threatening their very spike in complaints could existence. The city should just be masked attacks on not be adding to their woes small businesses, many of by issuing exorbitant fines them immigrant-owned. based on laws they didn’t know existed. I want to With that in mind, the two are counting the Aw- thank my colleagues in the nings Act – which will also Council for supporting this legislation, and most imporinclude the creation of an awnings task force – as a tantly express my gratitude win for the city. to the business owners who “The Awnings Act will sounded the alarm when the effectively hit pause on this ticket blitz began.”


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‘FAIR PLAY LOBBY DAY’ BROUGHT NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CITY HALL TO DEMAND EQUITY IN ACCESS TO SPORTS TEAMS Brooklyn councilmembers including Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Height-Bensonhurst), Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) and Brad Lander (D-Park Slope) showed their support for ‘Fair Play Lobby Day.’ Impatient with the slow progress to counter racial discrimination by the Department of Education, Black and Latino High School students from across New York City spent Tues., Dec. 11 at City Hall, lobbying city councilmembers to support a bill that would require transparency in how the Public School Athletic League allocates sports teams and resources. Fair Play Lobby Day kicked off with a rally on the steps of City Hall at 9:30 a.m. “Team sports is a great way for students to grow and learn lessons they will carry throughout their life,” said Brannan. “Unfortunately, not all public school students are currently given this opportunity. This is wrong and we must act to make sure that all students are afforded the same athletic opportunities no matter where they live or what the economic status of their neighborhood is.” Lander echoed Brannan’s comments. “The importance of access to sports for kids cannot be overstated,” said Lander. “Sports help promote the health and wellbeing of students, both physically and emotionally, and they can open the door to increased college opportunities. Treyger, a former educator, knew precisely how valuable these programs are for students. “I’ve seen firsthand how school athletic programs benefit students’ physical and mental wellbeing, provide students with valuable life skills, and help open doors toward the pursuit of postsecondary studies,” he said. “No student in our city’s school system should be denied access to these programs and the positive impact they can have on the life of a child or young adult.” -JA

DEUTSCH HOLDS SECURITY MEETING FOR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP In response to frustration about the process of obtaining security bollards (steel posts) to protect non-public institutions, District 48 City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Sheepshead Bay-Brighton Beach), held a public meeting last week, bringing together city officials, NYPD counterterrorism experts, and representatives of schools and houses of worship from throughout the five boroughs. In 2017, an ISIS terrorist used a truck to mow down nearly two dozen pedestrians and bike riders on a bike path in Lower Manhattan, ultimately taking out eight bollards, which help prevent vehicle rammings. Bollards are in high demand given ongoing terror threats and a worrisome spike in hate crimes in New York City and throughout the country. “This meeting was an opportunity to get all the relevant parties into one room, in order to ensure that there is an open line of communication, that questions were answered, and that the process was explained clearly,” said Deutsch, who serves as the chairperson of the NYC Council’s Jewish Caucus. “Usually, the problem is funding, but in this case, the money is there, but institutions needed help understanding how to spend it in the most efficient way possible.” Addressing a room filled with representatives from some of the largest faith-based schools and houses of worship in New York City, NYPD Counterterrorism Division commanding officer Deputy Chief John O’Connell explained his unit’s procedure for reviewing and affirming the need for security in applicant organizations. Representatives of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker

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City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch holds meeting concerning security in public schools and houses of worship. Corey Johnson helped to facilitate the meeting and were in attendance as well. Both offices expressed their intention to assist in ensuring that bollard requests are taken extremely seriously, and handled as such. They pledged to continue to enable communications between applicants and agencies . –JA

ESPINAL SECURES $1.25 MILLION FOR ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS PILOT PROGRAM

ADAMS LIKES CUOMO POT IDEA, BUT… Borough President Eric Adams has endorsed a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize marijuana in New York State for recreational use, but he expressed concern over how a new law would be implemented to protect the health of residents. “A legal marijuana market requires setting stringent health standards, just like recommended dosages for alcohol and warning labels for cigarettes,” Adams said in a statement on Monday, the same day Cuomo announced his proposal to legalize pot. “Without these kinds of advisories and protections, we risk exposing our communities to lifelong health damage, which could also lead to an increasing burden on our health care system. We cannot have legalization lead down a path toward irresponsible use of marijuana that exacerbates health disparities in poor, urban communities of color,” Adams said. “There must be mechanisms in place that ensure the public is protected from recreational marijuana’s harmful effects, as well as that create truly meaningful pathways for historically disadvantaged and persecuted communities to be uplifted out of the shadows and into the bright light of a new economic and social opportunity for themselves, their families and the communities in which they live” Among his recommendations is the idea of expunging the records of individuals convicted of low-level marijuana-related crimes. Adams also called on the state to spread the wealth when it comes to deciding where licensed pot shops can operate. “We must also empower disadvantaged communities to actively participate in a newly regulated market that would eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities. Licensed vendors should be able to open new establishments in disadvantaged communities through the promotion of local entrepreneurship, particularly in communities of color,” Adams said. – PK

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Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (third from right) congratulates doctors and medical staffers at NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County on the acquisition of a new Da Vinci Surgical Robot System.

EUGENE INSPECTS KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL ROBOT Councilmember Mathieu Eugene recently paid a visit to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County to get a close-up view of the hospital’s new Da Vinci Surgical Robot System. The robot will enable the hospital to expand its use of minimally invasive surgeries, according to Eugene, who secured city funding to enable the hospital to obtain the robotic system. Kings County is the third hospital in the NYC Health + Hospitals healthcare network to get a surgical robot, Eugene said. Eugene (D-Flatbush, Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens) is also a medical doctor. – PK

Brooklyn District 37 City Councilmember Rafael Espinal (D-East New York-Bushwick-Cypress Hills-Bedford Stuyvesant) helped secure $1.25 million for the first-ever New York City electric school bus pilot program. The City Council Environmental Committee held a public hearing on Weds., Dec. 17 that was sponsored by Espinal and Councilmembers Danny Dromm (D-Queens) and Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) to discuss the replacement of gas-powered school buses with electric buses by 2020. The legislation is a complement to $1.25 million in funding Espinal secured in conjunction with the Department of Education for an electric school bus pilot program to start in September, at beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. According to the Daily News, initially four buses will replace the gas-powered vehicles. “At a time when climate change is upon us, the city has to be aggressive on all fronts,” Espinal told the Daily News. “Investing in electric school buses will help get us there in reducing our carbon emissions.” -JA


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I would esdiscussing his new role Kane grew up on 88th a calmMany behaviorist atsaved a cat’sfrom worst! His to unique work. cats are a trip abuildkill methods shelter. Veterans. Last year, Connors the “Veteran of the last dress. Yvonne Zhou and In 1909, thein church Pledge of Allegiance was led today’s received 73rd Street, that the he reached pecially enjoy being the only cat the house. That as vice president of borstreet near Colonial Roadfor the work.her Many cats are saved from a trip a kill shelter Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eyetocontact with received the “Veteran of a volley dress. Year” Award from We tagged along staffpreference. for their bell strike, by Treasurer Peter Scarpa, new name was proposed ing was sold to the Good would beand my ough promotion and enwas formally dedicated Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, trust and hope begin... theJames Year” Award We tagged forflorist BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ the New York the grand procession offrom colorful confetti by Weir, a State a past president. Next along there that cooperation and for to Shepherd “I am an easy cat take, asLutheran I am Church meticulousgagement for NYC and Tom Kane Way and was Photos by Ted General Jackson, and trust and hope begin... the New York State the that division of CWV. passed was grand a throughout group procession sing ofthe thecemesenior vestryman at the Christ sprayed the area. creating a special ex- for congregation and physically clean. I am looking a we newlive home, a life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding HEY JUDE: “Even though together, we do division of the CWV. passed throughout The Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of national anthem by allthe the cemeChurch. Just preceding the hibit regarding the ly moved to Fourth Avenue friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you like to come The event is open Gerard Sauer, theby pastor of the new sign. HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, weold. do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years The Kings County tery and byfollowed candlelit graves of Chapter is holdfallen soldiers from both sidesThen, attendees, the The birthday cake. Tom McCarthy birthday cake-cuthistoryme? of Bay Ridge. and Bay Ridge Parkway, and meet Look into my stunning yellow eyes, to the public. Reservations St. Mel's Church, a former asnot have toscratch be adopted together. WeChrist are nine years old We will or damage furniture. Hi, I am isglass hold-ting ceremony by society soldiers from its annual offallen the conflict. As weboth trekked Invocation delivered by sides raised ing aChapter champagne At annot earlier Sunday while ayour new Church and I’ll capture 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, a sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. love to ingeveryone itsdance annual ofFather the conflict. AsDeLion, we trekked dinner on Secretary Sonia Valentin, through the pathways, there Lawrence and asked presservice at Christ Church The noon program was was established on 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 Bay Ridge, which was also held adjacent to the large Boulevard near 73rd rector of Christ Church Bay ent to raise theirs as he City Councilmember Justin am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, play mythe toys; you would think was a kitten. I and will give with you all love and attention uniformed re-enactors 2,eveat Brannan gave some brief bronze plaque on the Ibe --were soldiers standing guard, founded in 1853, Rector Ridge. offeredning, aThursday toast June in tribute of Street. Please contact cats@zanisfurryfriends.org. 3165 or send him a check payable to the A host of dignitaries were on hand to join I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we ning, June 2, at -soldiers standing guard, library wall which was remarks including adding * * * Wearing my hat as society perBay Ridge’s birthday. DeLion spoke about the key 7:30165th p.m., at the musicians and singers Society of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine AveKane's family, friends and associates on this you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers perhis cheers for the commuhistorian and trustee, I gave Jack LaTorre, a past socierected and dedicated back role of Weir, the church’s Best wishes for a blessed Polonaise Terrace, forming Civil War songs. *** to keep nue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. auspicious occasion. City Councilmember are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able us. I hope to join famous vestry member, a briefevent narrative noting that ety president, immediately in 2003 when Bay Ridge and Merry Christmas. Polonaise Terrace,nity-wide celebration. forming Civildrew War songs. 150 Greenpoint The thousands

*** Vinnie Gentile -- who ensured full Coun150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs, the Former Science Assistant Principal and a cil approved the co-naming, wrote in the proAvenue. of relatives,historians Civil War buffs, This year, the group amateur and past Bay Ridge Community Council Presigram, "A lifelong Bay Ridge resident, Tom's Thisbeyear, the group amateur historians and will honoring its genealogists, local residents dent, Tom Greene was back at Denyse Wharf tremendous contributions and achievements be honoring its genealogists, residents willNational Commander and hundreds local of out-ofand the adjoining small beach under the left an indelible mark on the community he National and hundreds of out-ofFredCommander Schwally, towners. According shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for loved so much." Fred Schwally, According New York State totowners. cemetery hishis group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Close friend Frankie Marra sang and New York State to cemetery Commander torian, authorhisCleanup. This year, he was joined by 75 high played "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan. Kane Commander torian, author J o h n the Principal of and attorney school and grade school volunteers. was a big, big Dylan fan! e no f o rh cand e mne n the ttheA.Principal resources ofuse the school Jand e f fattorney r eheyholiday season is crashes from Christmas to JKeyes Fantis parochial Greene continues to Fantis press efforts to school estabagencies across available Keyespast and J e f f r aetime y to gather with the New Year. * * * theSchermerhorn A. parochial the Richman, on Street in to In fact, 2016 was an espefamily and friends, t he state you or choose lish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at Among the marching groups in the recent the past Richman, on Schermerhorn Street in National Downtown Brooklyn. 4,600 Civil cially dangerous year with participate, reminiscing about the year to d r i ve the site. He is also currently a professor 147th annual Brooklyn Memorial Day PaNational 4,600 Civil Downtown Brooklyn. Chaplain, War vetAmong the attendees wereat s e t t i n g sober. With gone by, and also looking 781 drunk-driving related Kingsborough College. rade was the Society of Old Brookynites. The War vetattendees were FChaplain, a t h e r twoAmong erans are past the FHHS Assistant up designated forward new in December alone. Maria new president of the civic organization has beendeaths marching in evF a textra hMakrinos, e r Principals erans are twothe past FHHS Assistant Anthony buried into a brand David Whitebook patrols and dAssociarivers, year on the horizon. WhileDay The numberssince are shocking, Hamilton High School Alumni ery Brooklyn Parade its Fort Anthony buried in Memorial Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. Both are checkpoints public enjoyingin this1880. special time, and the conclusion is simple tion, stopped, by bringing free doughnutstransfor founding Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are Tickets are former making it the presidents of Both the Bay catch offendportation or it is imperative that it is - driving while intoxicated alltothe volunteers. are Ridge making it Civil the formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bay $75Tickets per person. largest r i d e - sh a r i n g ers and maindone responsibly. (DWI) is no accident. * * Community * $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a tain safety on County services availDecember is National BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER The Kings Republican Party ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as is a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarDrunk and Drugged Driv- DRIVE SOBER OR roadways. BRIAN KOLB able, tand here holding its 2014t Lincoln Congressmember Michael the north, Pennsylvania. even surpassing Grimm r u s t e eDay Reception and scholarwill be the guest Gettysburg, s h i p ing Prevention Month. GET PULLED OVER Dinner simply no Drivers on who Sunday, June 22, fromisnoon toi p3 GrimmDecember the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h speaker atwill the be next meeting Also as part of the com- Between The month of December are pulled over while unexcuse. p.m.,Club, at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. 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While drunkFourth drivingAvenue. and to the Nationalstepother expenses who make the GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy Avenue. Memorial ••• ping along Day. in theWhile nighttime Highway Traffic Safetystepate the Fourth consequences if you DWI, along with the possible choice to drive while imas “Counselor of the Year,” past City Coun••• from ping along we in the nighttime More news St. procession, came across Administration (NHTSA), are pulled over while under threat of incarceration, espe- paired and put themselves cil candidate and President of the Brooklyn More news from St. procession, across Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, offenders. Susan a former in thePulaski, pastwe five came years, an the influence of alcohol or a cially for repeat and others in jeopardy acYoungconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, to imbibe Susan Pulaski, a former after a 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge average of 300 people have controlled substance. 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I have sponsored Republican of the Year,” plus the following after a 2 p.m. special concert president ofdrunk-driving the and Baya Ridge in St. Patrick’s Church, there Historical com- T rad c h a i rlaalcohol while celebrating, legislation (A.6072) died inSociety ition a lly, law that dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will cCarbo, h 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. 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Week of December 21 - 27, 2018 • EAGLE NEWS MEDIA-- A SECTION OF HOME REPORTER AND BROOKLYN SPECTATOR • 13

Bay Ridge Lawyers Host Second Annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

Walter Ochoa, William and Stacy Gillen with their son Jack, Angie Gillen and Brian Chin.

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Steven Spinelli, past-president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; current President Joseph Vasile; Fort Hamilton commanding officer Col. Andrew Zieseniss; Margaret Stanton; Joanne Monaco and Mary Ann Stathopoulos.

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holiday tradition continued as the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its second annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Sat., Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. The event was held at Il Centro Italian-American Cultural Center, 8711 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst. There were activities for the kids, crafts and all the children could have their picture taken with Santa. Among those attending was Fort Hamilton Army Base commanding officer Col. Andrew Zieseniss, along with community leaders including attorney Robert Howe, Brian Chin, VP and branch manager at Northfield Bank and Walter Ochoa, owner of Right

Little Fiona Casserly enjoys coloring at the Bay Ridge Lawyers’ Breakfast with Santa.

Jessica and Brian Mahoney with daughter Francesca. Bay Ridge Lawyers Association current President Joseph Vasile with Joanne Monaco and Steven Spinelli.

Little Isabella Frawley with her mother Gabriella.

at Home Health Services. “The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association Breakfast with Santa is a great community event,” Chin told this paper. “It’s a wonderful  time of the year for families and business colleagues to get together. The association collected toys this year for the children of the Fort Hamilton Army Base.”

Joseph Vasile, Mario Romano and Robert Howe.


14• HOME REPORTER • Week of December 21 - 27, 2018

Merriment and Munificence at Local Holiday Celebration BY HELEN KLEIN HKLEIN@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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t was an evening of giving as the Dyker Heights Civic Association (DHCA) and the 68th Precinct Community Council celebrated the season together at a party whose culmination was the awarding of stacks of gifts to two worthy causes — Reaching-Out Community Services,which runs a food pantry on New Utrecht Avenue and organizes a pair of holiday events for families in need, and children of the troops at Fort Hamilton Army Base. The two organizations — which had held a community-wide toy drive over the prior several weeks — gathered at Redeemer St. John’s Lutheran Church, 939 83rd St., on Tues., Dec. 11 for a night of merriment that included performances of seasonal songs by the Dyker Singers and the Guild for Exceptional Chil- Fran Vella-Marrone dren chorus. with Laurie Windsor, Besides the toys, Reach- former president ing-Out accepted a $250 of the District 20 donation from the precinct Community Education community council; the Council, with a copy Guild and Dyker Singers of the certificate received donations from that will be given to DHCA. students receiving an In addition, Kathy Kha- award from DHCA in tari, a Bay Ridge activist, memory of Mafalda presented packages of Dimango. cookies to Col. Andrew Zieseniss, the commanding served in the Marines. officer of Fort Hamilton, as “When he was in the part of her Cookies for the service,” Khatari recalled, Troops collection, which “I made him cookies. I didn’t she does in memory of her have the money for postage brother, late Firefighter so we ate them.” The memWilliam Gormley, who died ory, however, spurred her in 2017 of Ground Zero-re- to begin the drive, now in lated cancer, and who had its second year.

The Dyker Singers.

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Kathy Khatari with Col. Andrew Zieseniss and troops from Fort Hamilton holding some of the cookies.

Fran Vella-Marrone presenting a check to the Guild for Exceptional Children’s Paul Cassone and Joe Riley.

Soldiers from Fort Hamilton with Col. Andrew Zieseniss, Tom Neve, Fran Vella-Marrone and David Ryan. Zieseniss, when he accepted the toys, told the assembled audience how moved he was by the

Tom Neve of Reaching-Out accepting a donation from David Ryan, the president of the 68th Precinct Community Council. Guild for Exceptional Children Chorus.

generosity of the community. “I’ve been here about four months and I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by

your hospitality and support,” he said. “I’ve never been to a community like this. It means a lot to our military community.” Thomas Neve, the founder and executive director of Reaching-Out, also expressed his appreciation. “We have thousands of families registered,” he said. Given that all funds the organization receives goes toward food, the toys presented to the children at the holidays have to come from elsewhere. “What you do does make a tremendous difference,” he stressed. In another, moving

moment, Fran Vella-Marrone, DHCA’s president, announced that the group’s annual award to graduates in Community School District 20 would be renamed in memory of late education activist Mafalda Dimango, who died earlier this year. “She was a stalwart of the community, a wonderful, wonderful person,” Vella-Marrone told the crowd. “She was so concerned with the children of the community and their education. I know she would say, I don’t need an award, but there will be an award in perpetuity in her memory.”

Fran Vella-Marrone presenting a check to the Dyker Singers’ Terry Miranda.


Week of December 21 - 27, 2018 • HOME REPORTER • 15

Eight Community Leaders Honored at Brooklyn Real Estate Board’s Annual Holiday Party BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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t was all about community service at this year’s annual Brooklyn Real Estate Board’s (BREB) holiday celebration, held Weds., Dec. 12 at the Rex Manor at 1100 60th Street. Also known as the Bay Ridge Real Estate Board, the organization presented awards to a distinguished group of eight well-deserving honorees – civic activists, lawyers, educators, doctors, and, yes, realtors, from all parts of the borough. The evening was hosted by Deborah Iemma of Empire State Realty Services. She welcomed guests and called beloved real estate agent Dino Lamia to the podium. Lamia, a decorated WWII veteran who celebrated his 97th birthday on Dec. 5, is one of the longest serving members of the Brooklyn Real Estate Board. Iemma recognized the club’s board of directors: President Geri Giancola, Vice-Presidents Felix Burgos and Madeline Caudiano, Secretary Katherine Vero, Financial Secretary Sayel Tayar and Co-Treasurers Margaret Ranieri and Eufemia Maldari. She also acknowledged the evening’s sponsors including Northfield Bank, Big Apple Abstract Corp., Geri and Richard Giancola, the Merchants of Third Avenue, and Properties by Joanne Valerio. Michael Prayor was honored as outstanding brooklyn high school superintendent. He was the principal of Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology

before becoming high school superintendent for Districts 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22. “When I think of leadership I’m really thinking about empowering our students to be leaders,” Prayor said. Giancola introduced Brian Chin, VP Bay Ridge branch manager at Northfield Bank. Chin has been involved in banking for over 14 years and active in many local community organizations. He currently serves on the board of the BREB, the Merchants of Third Avenue, the Bay Ridge Senior Center, the Colonial Club, Reaching Out Community Services and the Guild for Exceptional Children and is the incoming president of the BNI.

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Brooklyn Real Estate Board’s Board of Directors. for Dedication to the MakeA-Wish Foundation. She explained that Robinson became passionate about Make-A-Wish “because she saw first-hand the joy children have when they receive a wish.” District 20 Community Superintendent Karina Costantino introduced honoree

BREB sponsors. BREB members Renee Dorsa and Sayel Tayar. “I consider him Mr. Congeniality,” Giancola said. “He’s known for his gentlemanly charm and greets everyone he meets in a welcoming manner.” Chin was grateful to all his colleagues and friends who came to support him, adding, “According to GQ magazine, Brooklyn is the coolest place on the planet!” Caudiano presented realtor Harriet Robinson with the Humanitarian Award

This year’s BREB honorees.

BREB members Deborah Iemma and Dino Lamia. Dianne Gounardes, recipient of the Outstanding Early Childhood Educational Director award. Gounardes oversees all the pre-k centers in District

20. “I knew of no other person to tap to lead my early childhood pre-k centers, all 11 of them,” Costantino said. “She really does run a small district with close

Honoree Brian Chin holding his award.

to 1,300 students. . . It’s the largest pre-k center in New York City.” Gounardes thanked her staff, with many of her site coordinators and teachers at the ceremony. “We have 240 people in our organization. We have 11 buildings across Bay Ridge, Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights,” she said. She invited everyone to come visit the Pre-K centers to see what the children do. “They come in as babies and they leave us as little people. It’s just

amazing to see the transition,” she added. The other award recipients were Dr. Gabriel Rincon, a dentist, for Outstanding Leadership in Health & Community Service; dance instructor Patricia LaBella McGuire for Outstanding Entrepreneurship & Dedication to the Art of Dance; lawyer and civic leader Robert Giancola for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Law & Community Service; and educator Johanna Castronovo for Outstanding Elementary School Principal.

Kathy Vero, Margaret Ranieri, Geri Giancola, Madeline Caudiano and Sayel Tayer.


16• HOME REPORTER • Week of December 21 - 27, 2018

Brooklyn’s Salaam Club Honors Three Community Leaders at Annual Holiday Gala

Incoming Salaam Club President Hani Barghash shakes hands with outgoing President Joe Avignone. BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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elebrating a proud heritage, the Salaam Club of New York, one of Brooklyn’s oldest civic groups, held its 73rd Annual Holiday Gala on Sat., Dec. 8 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin. The lavish event brought together over 250 guests including community leaders, clergy and club members. The Salaam Club was founded in 1945 by Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Bay Ridge and was formed as a cultural fraternity of business men of Middle Eastern descent. It originally served as a means to allow these civic leaders to help serve their community. Since its inception, the club has raised and distributed more than $650,000 to various charitable organizations. In 1994, the Salaam Club Community Fund was established to benefit local organizations such as the Guild for Exceptional Children in Bay Ridge and the St. Nicholas Home on Ovington Ave. T he Salaam Club

Foundation, which conducts turkey drives, donates funds to the Salvation Army and helps children in need and senior citizens, was formed in 2008. Each year, the foundation holds a dinner dance and selects a recipient to receive the funds raised at the dinner. In 2013, the foundation donated the $190,000 it raised to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Among the distinguished guests attending this year’s event were Majdi Ramadan, counsel general of Lebanon in New York, General Fadi Daoud of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon at the United Nations, Habib Joudeh of the Arab American Association and former Salaam Club presidents including Honorary Consul to Lebanon John AbiHabib, Pierre Dabagh, Joe Elhilow, Gregory Lutfey, Tony Msallem, Ralph Succar and George Jalinos. Jalinos served as master of ceremonies for the evening and introduced club member Adel Baghdady, who performed a stunning rendition of the national anthem. Gala Chairperson

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Rev. Khader El-Yateem holding his Salaam Club award for community service with Hani Barghash, Joseph Avignone, George Jalinos, Grace El-Yateem and Joe Elhilow. Dr. Pierre Hindy thanked his committee for all its hard work in planning the evening’s festivities, and outgoing president Joseph Avignone thanked the members for all their dedicated service.

Ralph Succar, Dr. Pierre Hindy, John Abi Habib and Rev. Khader El-Yateem. The Very Rev. Thomas Zain of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral with incoming Salaam Club President Hani Barghash.

John Alexander, Eleanor Schiano, Diana Howe, Robert Howe and Joseph Riley.

The Man of the Year Award was presented to Michel Rabbah, sub-deacon at Saint John II Maronite Catholic Church in Tarrytown. Rabbah lost his house and business during the war in Lebanon. He came to

New York in 1987 seeking a better life for his family. He began working at the Lebanese mission and eventually relocated his family from Lebanon in 1989. In 2017, he retired from the diplomatic life and now devotes his time his church.

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Art TECHNO LOVE ACTIVATION WITH ARTIST CYNTHIA ALBERTO The Techno Love Series is inspired by the euphoric feeling of connecting with a community through music. It is comprised of 30 woven “cocoons” which are pieces of wearable art. This curatorial approach references Cynthia’s desire for her work to remain inclusive to all communities, rather than an untouchable object. When: Friday, December 21st, 7 – 8 p.m.Where: Greenpoint/ Arete Venue & Gallery (67 West Street) TEXTS/TRACES/FACES This exhibition presents new work by young, self-taught artist John Valembrun, whose interest in finding ways of transforming and representing language, as well as his search to balance negative space and

color are palpable across the different media he uses in his work. His visual vocabulary includes the representation of human faces within or around abstract, colorful structures, as well as truncated words, often spelled backwards or up-side-down. His work invites the viewer not only to observe but also to decipher. When: Thursdays-Sundays through December 22nd, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place) EMPATHY 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.Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) ANNE PEABODY A site specific installation by Anne Peabody. When: Daily through January 4th, 2019 Where: DUMBO/Main Window (One Main Street) SUBVERT CITY Conceived by gallery artist Vincent Como, this exhibition brings together

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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) TOM BENNETT: PAINTINGS AND MASTER PRINTS A solo exhibition and sale of Tom Bennett’s artwork. Tom Bennett’s artwork is recognizable for its impassioned brushwork, bold compositions, and rich subject matter. His work embraces art history, abundant with homages to heroic works, bucking horses and classical nudes. In addition to his dynamic paintings, Tabla Rasa will feature a series of unframed mono-types for acquisition by both the seasoned and novice collector. Among them are images of figures that seem to breathe with life force, and storms that roil on the horizon. Mono-types, a form of print in which an image is created on a plate and then transferred to paper, is an ideal vehicle for the spontaneity of Mr.

Bennett’s drawing talents. The inked plate yields only one “unique” image, not an edition of multiples as in other printmaking techniques. When: Thursdays-Saturdays through February 9th, 1 – 5 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Tabla Rasa Gallery (224 48th Street) 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) NAVIGATING NEW YORK New York’s transportation history happened in phases, from early ships, trains and passenger ferries to more modern subways, trains, buses and cars. Transportation maps highlight the story of New York’s growth through the increasingly connected transportation system. Indeed, mass transit helped CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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make the greater New York region what it is today. Navigating New York draws on the New York Transit Museum’s collection, artistic renderings, historic maps, guidebooks and digital technology that refresh our view of the city and show how transportation has catalyzed its development. When: Tuesdays – Sundays through September 8th, 2019 Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St) THE BUSINESS OF BROOKLYN In conjunction with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, BHS presents The Business of Brooklyn, an exhibition exploring the past 100 years of business in the borough. The story spans booming factories, family shops, iconic innovation,

and labor struggles. The exhibition showcases images and objects from companies large and small that thrived in Brooklyn, including Domino Sugar, Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Schaefer Beer, Drake Bakeries, Abraham & Straus, Gage & Tollner, and many others. It includes numerous artifacts from the Brooklyn Chamber’s history, including a gavel that the Chamber used to convene meetings in the 1920s, the telephone the Chamber used in its first offices at 75 Livingston Street, and a program for the Chamber’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, which honored entertainer Danny Kaye. It also includes treasures from BHS’s collections, including Eberhard pencil sets, Virginia Dare bottles and glasses, coasters and trays from Brooklyn’s illustrious beer brewing history. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5

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Books & Readings MAGPIE MURDERS After working with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years, editor Susan Ryeland is intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries in sleepy English villages. His traditional formula has proved hugely successful, so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale involves a murder at Pye Hall, with dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects. But the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. When: Thursday, December 20th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Library (7223 Ridge Boulevard)

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Family Fun MUSIC & MOVEMENT STORYTIME Storytime packed with live music and early literacy skill-building movement activities. Recommended ages 1-5 and caregivers. When: Thursday, December 20th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Flatbush/Clarendon Library (2035 Nostrand Avenue) MAKE MUSIC WINTER SOLSTICE PARADE AND MG CLUBHOUSE HOLIDAY MARKET The Parade will begin at Osborn Street Plaza at 3pm and end at Marcus Garvey Youth Clubhouse’s Holiday Market. One of BCJC’s economic development strategies is to use placemaking activities to encourage local business support. The Parade will engage residents in the arts & culture of Brownsville with music selections from local public schools and BCJC’s Sounds of Brownsville music program. The parade will culminate at the Clubhouse Holiday Market with opportunities to shop local for the holidays. Please share this event within your networks. All are welcome. When: Friday, December 21st, 3 p.m. Where: Brownsville/Osborn Street Plaza CAROLING AND HOT CHOCOLATE Caroling, cookies, and hot chocolate will be served on Christmas Eve. When: Monday, December 24th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Shore Hill Neighborhood Center (9000 Shore Road) TODDLER AND ME YOGA With Salvador Martinez. Now that your Lil’ One is up and walking, it’s time to explore from a whole new perspective. In this joyous class, they will move, communicate, and explore. Good times. Cobra Club’s totcentric yoga poses can help support motor coordination, cognitive development, and socialization, all the

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Film FEATURE FILM: LARRY CROWNE An unemployed Navy veteran enrolls in community college and falls for his public-speaking teacher. After some time, the married instructor gradually begins to feel as if her problems fade away whenever she’s with her amiable student. When: Thursday, December 20th, 2 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Borough Park/ Borough Park Library (1265 43rd Street) NAUGHTY NOT NICE MOVIES FOR ADULTS This week- Bad Santa When: Friday, December 21st, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Bath Beach/Ulmer Park Library (2602 Bath Avenue)

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Eye on CROWN HEIGHTS How High Are House Prices in Crown Heights North? By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

Houses in Crown Heights North are selling for a pretty penny. We’re talking about the part of Crown Heights that’s located between Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue. In the past decade, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission has created historic districts that protect 19th- and early 20th-century properties on many of its blocks from demolition or exterior alteration without the agency’s approval. We love Crown Heights South, too. Property pricing in that section of the neighborhood, between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard, is a story for another day. We put together a sampler of 2018 multi-family house sales in Crown Heights North. Take a look.

ST. MARKS AVENUE MANSION WITH A CARRIAGE HOUSE IN THE BACK

An LLC with Sergio Cucci as authorized signatory paid $3.25 million for 669 St. Marks Ave., city Finance Department records indicate.

This attached house at 855-857 St. Marks Ave., which was designed by beloved architect Montrose Morris, is a good example of the 19th-century INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan charm of Crown Heights North. Cucci is identified on the deed as the buyer’s lawyer. He’s an attorney at law firm Reinhardt LLP. The LLC’s address is “in care of VPM NYC Inc.,” the deed says. That’s a property management company. The seller, an entity whose president is Alexandre Lacroix, had purchased the house for $1.5 million in 2015, Finance Department records show. The combination Queen Anne-Romanesque Revival mansion is semi-detached. The brick and stone house has a sharply peaked roof and a front porch with columns. The property is on a non-landmarked block. A posting on the Brownstone Detectives website says a builder named Stephen Morehouse Randall constructed the mansion for his family in 1891. Previous owners of 669 St. Marks Ave. include “a doctor who prescribed whiskey during Prohibition,” the Brownstone Detectives posting notes. A listing posted on Brownstoner.com says there’s a twostory carriage house behind the mansion.

CROWN HEIGHTS Crown Heights, which lies in east Brooklyn on both sides of the ridge of Eastern Parkway, was first settled in the 1660s by the Dutch, who farmed the area with the help of African-American slaves. The names of three hills in the area became names of neighborhoods: Prospect Hill, Ocean Hill and Crow Hill. Crow Hill evolved into Crown Heights, but the origin of Crow Hill is itself debatable. Most accepted is that it was derived from the crows who preyed on the neighboring farms and found a retreat in the trees scattered over the ridge. (An 1877 article in the Brooklyn Eagle went with that explanation.)

TWO ST. MARKS AVENUE BUILDINGS BOTH SOLD FOR $2.9 MILLION

Across the street from 669 St. Marks Ave., a townhouse made of butter-colored brick and brownstone with chocolatecolored trim also changed hands. An LLC with Alexandre Guillot as a member bought the beautiful townhouse, whose address is 688 St. Marks Ave., for $2.9 million, Finance Department records show. This side of the block isn’t landmarked either. An online posting about the rowhouse says it was built in 1905. Several blocks away, in the Crown Heights III Historic District, an LLC with Edmund Soleymani as sole member bought 907 St. Marks Ave. from Andrew David Black for $2.9 million, Finance Department records indicate. The seller is a doctor whose office was located there, online records indicate.

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Others believe that the inmates of the local Kings County penitentiary were referred to as crows. And still others say it was a derogatory term for the residents of the black communities of Weeksville and Carrville in the southern portion of the neighborhood. In any case, the name was changed in 1916 when Crown Street was cut through the neighborhood, the “crown” being the top of the hill. Eastern Parkway, at one time a grand tree-lined boulevard, was laid out in 1868 and attracted new arrivals in the early 1900s. Many upper-class buildings, including brownstones, were built on the parkway, which in effect separated northern and southern sections. The area also benefited from

several IRT subway lines, which made commuting to and from Manhattan much easier. That development peaked in the 1920s. The 1960s and 1970s were marked by turbulent race relations in racially mixed Crown Heights, which also had been declared a primary poverty area. These tensions occasionally broke out in violence between blacks and Jews, especially during the New York City blackout in 1977, and again in 1991. But urban renewal and gentrification have since resulted in a revival of the neighborhood.

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Eye on CROWN HEIGHTS How High Are House Prices In Crown Heights North?

The small brick building at left, which is Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, stands INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan beside a row of limestone houses on St. Marks Avenue. THE BREAD IN A ROWHOUSE SANDWICH

— Continued from page 12INB — The Renaissance Revival-style flats building, as the historic district’s designation report calls it, stands on the corner of Kingston Avenue. It was constructed around 1908. Architect Frank S. Lowe designed it. The windows on the second, third and fourth floors of the four-story building are boarded up or filled in with painted concrete blocks. NMI Architecture filed plans with the city Buildings Department to turn the office property back into a residential building. In November, Community Board 8 voted down Soleymani’s renovation plans for the building — he intends to turn it into a coliving apartment facility, Bklyner.com reported. Online records show that shortly afterwards, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved his proposed alterations of 907 St. Marks Ave.’s exterior.

Frank S. Lowe also designed a trio of stone and yellow-brick Renaissance Revival-style flats buildings further down the block at 939 to 947 St. Marks Ave. Eisenbach Realty Co. built them around 1907, the designation report about the Crown Heights III Historic District notes. The building in the middle — we think of it as the filling in this rowhouse sandwich — is a residential condo property. Its address is 943 St. Marks Ave. The two buildings on either side — the two slices of bread in this rowhouse sandwich — are rental-apartment properties that both belonged to one owner until their sale this year. The purchasers were two LLCs with slightly different names and the same managing member, CH North Realty II LLC, whose managing member is Shmuel Lang, Finance Department records show. Finance Department records show the price paid for 939 St. Marks Ave. was $3,379,310, and 947 St. Marks Ave.’s sale price was $3,620,689.

CROWN HEIGHTS HISTORY

The area that is Crown Heights was first settled in the 1600s and was farmed by African-American slaves for their Dutch owners. After emancipation, some purchased property in the earliest free black communities of Weeksville and Carrville. During the second half of the 19th century, the northern section of the neighborhood developed with mansions and limestone row houses. Then after Eastern Parkway was completed, the northern area became even more of a desirable residential area and large houses sprang up. The southern section eventually developed and by the early 20th century, immigrants from the Caribbean began to settle in what was then a largely Protestant, Catholic and Jewish area. Walk-up apartments were soon built for large numbers of Lubavitch Hasidim who had emigrated from the Soviet Union in the 1940s. The nation fixed its eyes on Crown Heights during the summer of 1991 when a Guyanese child was killed by a car driven by a Lubavitch Hasid. Riots followed and a Hasidic student was killed, creating an image of polarized violence for the neighborhood. Neighborhood organizations and grassroots groups sought to fix this by providing an opportunity to respond to the racial tensions with community-building projects like anti-bias initiatives. —Norm Goldstein

The handsome house at left is recently sold 669 St. Marks Ave. The seller was the New Gethsemane Baptist Church, which retained ownership of the building next door, 209 Rochester Ave., Finance Department records indicate.

The new owner of 203-205-207 Rochester Ave. plans to construct two stories on top of the three-story buildings and expand them horizontally, Buildings Department filings indicate.

A CHURCH SELLS BUILDINGS ON ROCHESTER AVENUE

Now let’s head to Dean Street. An LLC with Matthew Kern as member bought 1437 Dean St. for $1.155 million, Finance Department records show. The designation report about the Crown Heights North III Historic District says architect Henry L. Spicer designed the Renaissance Revival-style stone townhouse, which was built around 1900. It’s situated in a row of five houses built at 1431 to 1439 Dean St. for Benjamin C. Raymond. Several blocks away, in a non-landmarked Crown Heights location, an LLC with Melissa Goldberger Neuman as sole member paid $2.675 million for 203-205-207 Rochester Ave., Finance Department records show. The rowhouses were part of a church complex.

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ADAMSKI, Lillian Bowman -- On Dec. 7, 2018. Born June 1, 1926. Graduated with the last eighth grade class at P.S. 170 in 1939 (McKinley opened the next year). Graduated from Bay Ridge H.S. in 1943. Worked in the insurance and banking industry while mothering Robert, Richard and Adele (McMahon). Den mother at Cub Scout Pack 18. Leader at Girl Scout Troop 2-213. Founding member and longtime board member of the Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts. Served on the boards of the Union Church of Bay Ridge and Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Predeceased by her parents Marie and Frank Bowman and her husband Edward. Grandmother to Patrick, Brendan, Megan and Kyle. Great-grandmother to eight. Instead of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund. (www.fourthavenuepresbyterian.org). All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.

FABER, Bruce J. -- 1952 – 2018. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Burial Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

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GOONAN, Dennis -- 71, on Dec. 8, 2018. Loving husband of Donna (Reilly) and devoted father of Elizabeth. A graduate of Marist College and Columbia University, he was a dedicated social worker and amateur historian, with a keen sense of humor and a generous heart. He will be deeply missed. All arrangements handled by Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home, 255 Ninth Street.

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MELNYK, Cathryn Dennis -- Age 100, of Brooklyn, passed away Sat., Dec. 15, 2018. Cathryn was born August 21, 1918 in Innenstetten, Germany. She will be remembered by her loving husband Michael of 69 years and her three children, John (Paula), Maria and Cathy (Randy). She will also be fondly remembered by her five grandchildren, Matthew (Elizabeth), Melanie (Steve), Emma (Ben), Sarah and Michael, along with her three great grandchildren, Annabel, Stella and Stephen. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment Hackensack Cemetery.

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Raphael A. Adinolfi, DDS, 75, of Mt. Carmel, PA passed away on Tues., Dec.18, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 1st, 1943 he was the son of the late Arthur and Carmella (Fabrizio) Adinolfi. He was a graduate of St. Peter’s H.S. in S.I, Brooklyn College and New York University School of Dentistry. He was married in Bklyn., NY in 1973 to Maureen (Hines) Adinolfi who survives. Raphael was a retired dentist. He had practiced in Bay Ridge, for 38 recording-studio years before his retirement. In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by one son, Steven Adinolfi and his wife Jenna of Queens, NY; one daughter, Kathleen Adinolfi of Queens, NY; two grandchildren, Hally and Quinn and one sister, Frances Adinolfi. Services were held on Friday, Dec. 21st. at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, PA. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mt. Carmel Public Library, 30 South Oak Street, Mt. Carmel, PA 17851 or the First Baptist Church, 10 East Lincoln St, Shamokin, PA 17872.

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DEROSE, Dominic -- 1924 – 2018. Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather Funeral Mass Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home.

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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 ofce 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 benet of decedent’s unknown distributees or for the benet 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

DIVORCE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS Index No. 53400/18 Date Summons Filed: 07/10/2018 Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. The basis of venue is Plaintiff’s residence. SUMMONS WITH NOTICE Plaintiff resides at 2628 Linden Blvd., Apt 2a, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Lise Gonzalez, Plaintiff, -against- Heriberto Cintron, Jr., Defendant. ACTION FOR DIVORCE To the above named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys 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); and in case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the notice set forth below. Dated: July 5, 2018 Colleen M. Vi-

tali, Esq., Law Ofces of Marina Shepelsky, Esq., Attorneys for Plaintiff 2415 Avenue U, Suite 2R, Brooklyn, NY 11229 (718) 769-6352 NOTICE: The nature of this action is to dissolve marriage between the parties, on the grounds DRL Section 170 subd. (7) - the relationship between the Plaintiff and Defendant has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months. The relief sought is a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving the marriage between the parties in this action. The nature of any ancillary or additional relief demanded is: That the Family Court shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Supreme Court with respect to any future issues of maintenance and support. That the parties do not require maintenance and no claim shall be made by either party for maintenance. The Plaintiff is not seeking maintenance as payee as described in the Notice of Guideline maintenance. That the parties do not require payment of counsel and experts’ fees and expenses. That the Court grant such other and further relief as the Court may deem t and proper. The parties have divided up the marital property, and no claim will be made by the Plaintiff under equitable distribution. NOTICE OF ENTRY OF AUTOMATIC ORDERS (D.R.L. 236) Rev. 1/13 FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE ORDERS MAY BE DEEMED A CONTEMPT OF COURT PURSUANT TO the Uniform Rules of the Trial Courts, and DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW Sec. 236 Part B, Section 2, both you and your spouse (the parties) are bound by the following AUTOMATIC ORDERS, which have been entered against you and your spouse in your divorce action pursuant to 22 NYCRR Sec. 202.16(a), and which shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of this action unless terminated, modied or amended by further order of the court or upon written agreement between the parties: (1) ORDERED: Neither party shall transfer, encumber, conceal, assign, remove, withdraw or in any way dispose of, without the consent of the other party in writing, or by order of the court, any property (including, but not limited to, real estate, personal property, cash accounts, stocks, mutual funds, bank accounts, cars and boats) individually or jointly held by the parties, except in the usual course of business, for customary and usual household expenses or for reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with this action. (2) ORDERED: Neither party shall transfer, encumber, assign, remove, withdraw or in any way dispose of any tax deferred funds, stocks or other assets held in any individual retirement accounts, 401k accounts, prot sharing plans, Keogh accounts, or any other pension or retirement account, and the parties shall further refrain from applying for or requesting the payment of retirement benets or annuity payments of any kind, without the consent of the other party in writing, or upon further order of the court; except that any party who is already in pay status may continue to receive such payments thereunder. (3) ORDERED: Neither party shall incur unreasonable debts hereafter, including, but not limited to further borrowing

against any credit line secured by the family residence, further encumbrancing any assets, or unreasonably using credit cards or cash advances against credit cards, except in the usual course of business or for customary or usual household expenses, or for reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with this action. (4) ORDERED: Neither party shall cause the other party or the children of the marriage to be removed from any existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage, and each party shall maintain the existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage in full force and effect. (5) ORDERED: Neither party shall change the beneciaries of any existing life insurance policies and each party shall maintain the existing life insurance, automobile insurance, homeowners and renters insurance policies in full force and effect. IMPORTANT NOTE: After service of Summons with Notice or Summons and Complaint for divorce, if you or your spouse wishes to modify or dissolve the automatic orders, you must ask the court for approval to do so, or enter into a written modication agreement with your spouse duly signed and acknowledged before a notary public. NOTICE CONCERNING CONTINUATION OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE (Required by Section 255(1) of the Domestic Relations Law) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that once a judgment of divorce is signed in this action, both you and your spouse may or may not continue to be eligible for coverage under each other’s health insurance plan, depending on the terms of the plan. NOTICE OF GUIDELINE MAINTENANCE If your divorce was commenced on or after January 25, 2016, this Notice is required to be given to you by the Supreme Court of the county where your divorce was led to comply with the Maintenance Guidelines Law ([S. 5678/A. 7645], Chapter 269, Laws of 2015) because you may not have counsel in this action to advise you. It does not mean that your spouse (the person you are married to) is seeking or offering an award of “Maintenance” in this action. “Maintenance” means the amount to be paid to the other spouse for support after the divorce is nal. You are hereby given notice that under the Maintenance Guidelines Law (Chapter 269, Laws of 2015), there is an obligation to award the guideline amount of maintenance on income up to $178,000 to be paid by the party with the higher income (the maintenance payor) to the party with the lower income (the maintenance payee) according to a formula, unless the parties agree otherwise or waive this right. Depending on the incomes of the parties, the obligation might fall on either the Plaintiff or Defendant in the action. There are two formulas to determine the amount of the obligation. If you and your spouse have no children, the higher formula will apply. If there are children of the marriage, the lower formula will apply, but only if the maintenance payor is paying child support to the other spouse who has the children as the custodial parent. Otherwise the higher formula will apply. Lower Formula 1. Multiply Maintenance Payor’s Income by 20%. 2. Multiply Maintenance

Payee’s Income by 25%. Subtract Line 2 from Line 1 = Result 1 Subtract Maintenance Payee’s Income from 40% of Combined Income* = Result 2. Enter the lower of Result 2 or Result 1, but if less than or equal to zero, enter zero. THIS IS THE CALCULATED GUIDELINE AMOUNT OF MAINTENANCE WITH THE LOWER FORMULA. Higher Formula 1. Multiply Maintenance Payor’s Income by 30% 2. Multiply Maintenance Payee’s Income by 20% Subtract Line 2 from Line 1 = Result 1 Subtract Maintenance Payee’s Income from 40% of Combined Income* = Result 2 Enter the lower of Result 2 or Result 1, but if less than or equal to zero, enter zero. THIS IS THE CALCULATED GUIDELINE AMOUNT OF MAINTENANCE WITH THE HIGHER FORMULA. * Combined Income equals Maintenance Payor’s Income up to $178,000 plus Maintenance Payee’s Income. Note: The Court will determine how long maintenance will be paid in accordance with the statute. #165691

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- HALIFAX GROUP LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 11, 2018 and entered on November 23, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 17, 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 Northerly side of Stanley Avenue, distant 130.00 feet Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Easterly side of Sapphire Street with the Northerly side of Stanley Avenue; being a plot 20.00 feet by 94.00 feet by 20.00 feet by 94.00 feet. Block: 4519 and Lot: 132 Said premises known as 1417 STANLEY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $64,933.46 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 521952/2016. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., Referee Bronster, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 156 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 #165678

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS, CWABS, INC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-10, V. ANNETTE DUPREY, AS ADMINISTRATOR TO THE ESTATE OF WALTER THOMAS, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 06, 2017, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, CWABS, INC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-10 is the Plaintiff and ANNETTE DUPREY, AS ADMINISTRATOR TO THE ESTATE OF WALTER THOMAS, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Ref-

eree will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on January 10, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 851 E 48TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: Block 4779, Lot 58: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 9185/2008. Simon Shamoun, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call (800) 280-2832. #165634

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 19982 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs -against- OSCAR ARDON; GREG ARDON, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on October 23, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, known and designated as Block: 8374 Lot: 1048 on the 2015 County Tax Assessment Map. Said premises known as 1413 ROYCE STREET, UNIT 22, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $11,047.48 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 502065/2016. DOMINICK J. MINGIONE, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #165535

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- HALIFAX GROUP LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 11, 2018 and entered on November 23, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 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 northerly side of Stanley Avenue, distant 110.00 feet Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of Sapphire Street with the Northerly side of Stanley Avenue; being a plot 20.00 feet by 94.00 feet by 20.00 feet by 94.00 feet. Block: 4519 Lot: 131 Said premises known as 1419 STANLEY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $59,825.98 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 521931/2016. MICHAEL D. BENJAMIN, ESQ., Referee Bronster, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 156 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 #165534


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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NYCTL 2014A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Pltf. vs. PETER SCHMEELK, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF HILDA SCHMEELK, et al, Defts. Index #512360/17. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered May 31, 2018 and order designating newspaper for publication of Hon. Mark I. Partnow, J.S.C. entered Nov. 16, 2018, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a 1147 East 31 st Street, Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 07631, Lot 0026 Approx. amt. of judgment is $14,623.05 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. BRUNO F. CODISPOTI 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. 09076836 - #96111 #165696

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, EMIGRANT FUNDING CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. 78A UTICA AVENUE INC., TITUS BROWN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on October 15, 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 78A Utica Avenue & 479 McDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY, which shall be sold in separate parcels. 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 1342 and Lot 50, and Block 1672 and Lot 56. Approximate amount of judgment is $802,391.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 513889/2016. Simon Shamoun, Esq., Referee Borchert & LaSpina, P.C., 19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 302, Whitestone, New York 11357, Attorneys for Plaintiff #164908

NOTICE OF SALE In pursuance and by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly granted and entered in an action entitled NYCTL 2016-A Trust and The Bank of New York Mellon as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 2016-A Trust v. Roger Francis, et al., bearing Index No. 507139-2017, by The Honorable Mark I. Partnow, IAS Part FRP2, on or about December 4, 2018, I, the Referee, duly appointed in the action for such purpose, will expose for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder on January 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, the liened premises designated as Block 5044, Lot 46, in the City of New York,

County of Kings and Borough of Brooklyn, State of New York and known as 1194 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225, directed in and by said judgment to be sold. The approximate amount of the judgment is $10,082.70 plus interest and other charges, and the property is being sold subject to the terms and conditions stated in the judgment, any prior encumbrances and the terms of sale which shall be available at the time of sale. Dated: December 12, 2018 New York, New York M. Randolph Jackson, Esq. Referee 335 Park Place Brooklyn, New York 11238 DAVID P. STICH, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiffs 521 Fifth Avenue 17th Floor New York, New York 10175 (646) 554-4421 #165742

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, LEWIS AVENUE PARTNERS LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LLOYD BURNETT, SHARON BURNETT, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on September 28, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 117 Montauk Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 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 3992 and Lot 8. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index #516747/2016. Gregory LaSpina, Esq., Referee Law Ofces of Alan J. Waintraub PLLC, 97-17 64th Road, 3rd Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374, Attorneys for Plaintiff #166008

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS SMALL BALANCE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007- 3, Plaintiff -against- DORINE ALVARANGA, ANTHONY ALVARANGA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated October 18, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 24, 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 southwesterly side of Flatbush Avenue, distant 340 feet southeasterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southwesterly side of Flatbush Avenue and the southerly side of Avenue U; being a plot 85 feet 2-1/8 inches by 76 feet 9-7/8 inches by 37 feet 5-1/2 inches by 6 feet 11-3/8 inches. Section 23 Block 7597 Lot 54 Said premises known as 1110 EAST 34TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $147,060.75 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 2187/2014. STEVEN H. RICH-

MAN, ESQ., Referee Dorf & Nelson LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY 10580 #165919

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2017A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs -against- TZWEIG EQUITIES LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on October 30, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on January 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, known and designated as Block 6924 and Lot 122 on the Kings County Tax Assessment Map, and being further known on such tax rolls as 2513 West 17th Street, Brooklyn, New York. Said premises known as 2513 WEST 17TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $13,880.23 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 507476/2018. STUART FINKELSTEIN, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #165918

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 2013A TRUST, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 2013-A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. LLOYD BURNETT, SHARON BURNETT, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on March 20, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 355 Schneck 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 4012 and Lot 1. Approximate amount of judgment is $8,151.58 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 500840/14. Steven H. Richman, Esq., Referee Bronster, LLP, 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10019, Attorneys for Plaintiff #165743

NOTICE OF SALE US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2013-1T Plaintiff, Against RACQUEL HENRY AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY HENRY, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 12/13/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 1/10/2019 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 466 E 25th Street,

Brooklyn, NY 11226, 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 being in the City of Brooklyn, (late town of Brooklyn) County of Kings, and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 5211 and Lot 56. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $913,344.69 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 28557/2011. FRANK RIO, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 11/5/2018 File Number: 22408 MNB #165525

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, N. A. , AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004IN1, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 507724/15 ASHANTI DOUGLAS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE STATE OF CLAUDETTE BRUNSON TANYA DOUGLAS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF CLAUDETTE BRUNSON, ET. AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 5/30/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 1/10/2019 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 2036 East 54th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234 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, Block 8545 Lot 56 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $375,028.23 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 507724/15 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. Joseph Vasile, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 11/12/2018 PB #165529

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 COUNTY OF KINGS, BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE OLIVE PARK CONDOMINUM, Plaintiff, vs MATHLE LEYES, ET AL., Defendants(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on January 3rd 2018, I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 10th 2019 at 2:30 pm., premises known as Condominium Unit 3J and Roof Unit R27, Brooklyn NY. At All that certain plot, Piece of parcel of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 2907-lot 1125 and Block 2907-Lot 1214 together. Approximate amount of judgment is $108,115.68 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index #511095/2015. Michael Benjamin, Esq., Referee Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP., 845 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022 #165523

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR 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

SUMMONS AND NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 506952/2016 Borough: Brooklyn Block: 4319 Lot: 27 NYCTL 2015-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs,v. KENNETH BORRELLO, if living, or if he be dead, his wife, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors,

administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-ininterest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through KENNETH BORRELLO, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs; BRUCE S. REZNICK, P.C., DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU and & JOHN DOE #1 through JOHN DOE #100, the names of the last 100 defendants being ctitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, 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 complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on Plaintiffs’ attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Kings County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: November 16, 2016 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Mark I. Partnow, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated November 14, 2018, and led with supporting papers in the Kings County Clerk’s Ofce. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as Alabama Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, New York and identied as Block 4319, Lot 27 (the “Tax Parcel”). The relief sought is the sale of the Tax Parcel at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $21,517.76, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Tax Parcel. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Anthony J. Iacchetta Attorneys for Plaintiffs NYCTL 2015-A Trust and the Bank of New York Mellon, as Collateral Agent and Custodian 28 East Main Street Suite 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 238-2000 aiacchetta@phillipslytle.com #165867


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HOLIDAY GUIDE Adams Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Borough Hall BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

Starting the holiday season right in Brooklyn. Borough President Eric Adams hosted Borough Hall’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Weds., Dec. 12 at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street. Attendees braved the cold to savor musical performances by children, refreshments and giveaways before the lighting of the borough’s tree. “This is an event that we really love,” Adams said. “It’s an opportunity to bring in the holiday season. My ask of you today as Brooklynites is not only to think about our immediate family but our extended family: Those who have lost loved ones, those who are going through a terrible time during this time of the year. We should look under the tree and not only have a gift for those who are a part of our immediate family but also give to those in need in homeless shelters, and in hospitals.” That something that has been a family tradition for Adams. “My son as a child, before opening gifts at home, we would spend time at a homeless shelter or visit one of the local hospitals, and I believe it helped him grow to be a young man that understands what it means to give back,” Adams said. “There’s something special about being in this borough where

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Eric Adams and Peter Meyer with a wagon of toys inside Borough Hall. Louis Gilbert and Everlyn Phels. 47 percent of the people speak a language other than English at home. We are the United Nations of America and the way that we do it right ensures that the entire country can do It right.” NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher agreed. “This is the nexus of

Migdalia and Noah’Isaiah Pietro.

The Christmas tree lit outside of Borough Hall.

Brooklyn which is the nexus of the world,” he said. “Like the borough president said, this is where all cultures could come together and celebrate as a Brooklyn family and give an example for the world.”

Borough President Eric Adams addressed the group before the tree was lit. Towards the end of evening, Adams had help

from a straight-A student and Girl Scout, who helped

the borough president light the tree.


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Brooklyn Nets Host Holiday Party at Barclays for 200 Underprivileged Children BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

Nets for the holidays! Two hundred underprivileged second and third grade students were treated to a holiday party hosted by the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Mon., Dec. 10. The kids enjoyed games, arts and crafts, dancing, music, basketball drills and the chance to mingle with the Brooklynettes as well as Nets players, including Jarrett Allen, Ed Davis, Joe Harris, Shabazz Napier, Rodions Kurucs, Dzan Musa, Theo Pinson and Alan Williams. The youngsters interacted with the players as they played games such as Jenga, air hockey, and of course, basketball. The day was meaningful for the players that participated. “It’s awesome,” said Harris, who is currently tied for 11th in the NBA in three point shooting percentage this season. “Obviously any time we get an opportunity to do events like this, we jump at it. It’s fun for us just to come and see the kids. We enjoy it just as much as the kids do. We know they

have a good time. It’s really special and we’re lucky to be a part of it. At the end of the day, we play in Brooklyn and we need to be a part of the Brooklyn community, be impactful and involved, and try to do our best to give back.” Allen, who is in his second year in the NBA and continues to be an integral part of the team’s season, said it was nice to hang out with the excited students. “Just seeing the smiles on their faces that we can bring to them, nothing beats that,” he said. He added that the Nets organization is always up to giving back. “I don’t know what other teams are like but this is what I’m used to,” Allen went on. “I’m used to giving back and the Nets are a perfect example of what I like to do. [The highlight of the afternoon was when] I was drawing with a group of kids from one school and their faces lit Ed Davis up when they knew with I was a special guest. Chelsea G.

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Nets players with 200 second and third graders around the borough.

Rodions Kurucs playing Jenga with kids. I enjoyed it as much as them.” Kurucs, who is in his rookie season, agreed.

“I really love the kids and like to spend time with them,” he said. “I enjoy seeing them happy, seeing them smile. It means a lot to me because it reminds me of myself when I was a kid. We didn’t have a lot. I know it means a lot to them and gives them motivation to work harder.” The children’s’ parents were grateful that the Nets organization hosted the event. “It’s groundbreaking,” said mother Heather

Flewellen, whose six-yearold son Cameron was posing for photos with players. “It gives kids opportunities they didn’t ever believe they would have. Just to come out and meet the Nets players is amazing. It’s priceless to me as a mother.” “It shows that they love the community,” William Wickland said as his son David was all smiles. “It gives the kids encouragement and hope that they can do everything or anything. It doesn’t have to just be about sports. It can be education;

that’s what these players are telling them.” The children were chosen through the Ingersoll Community Center, the Brookly n Communit y Services Beach Program at P.S. 11 and Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, the CAMBA after-school program at P.S. 3, and in partnership with the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance: Imagine Me Leadership Charter School, P.S. 11, P.S. 206, and What About the Children, Inc.

Islanders Players Spread Holiday Cheer at Maimonides BY JAIME DEJESUS

but especially sports play- playroom, greeted the kids ers because of their public and presented them with COM status. It’s very uplifting toys, games and Islanders for the kids and so much of apparel. “It’s obviously something Giving back the Brook- what we know about chillyn way. dren healing has to do with that means a lot to us to be On Thurs., Dec. 13, New their emotions and moods. able to do this, especially York Islanders defensemen That is what we try to do during the holiday season, Luca Sbisa and Adam Pelech here in general at Maimon- to come here, give some showed up at Maimonides ides Children’s Hospital gifts, t-shirts, hats and auMedical Center, 4802 10th -- create an environment tographs,” said Pelech. “If Avenue, to provide some to promote healing -- and I we can put a smile on their holiday cheer to pediatric think this plays into that.” faces in any way, it’s huge patients by giving out presIt was all smiles as Sbisa for us, especially during ents, mingling with them and Pelech walked into the the holiday season. That’s and helping the patients make some holiday crafts. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Dr. Jeffrey Avner was delighted to welcome them. “I think it is great support for the kids to see visitors come,” he said. “It’s very difficult to be a child in a hospital, especially at this time of the year, and it’s very encouraging and uplifting to have anyone visit, Luca Sbisa and Adam Pelech with patients.

here and having the chance to meet these kids is pretty special because it puts everything into perspective. These kids are going through a really hard time. They’re all smiles. It’s pretty cool to see and for us, it’s an easy thing. It’s a few hours out of our day and if we’re able to do something special for them, I think it’s a win for both. I’m very grateful to have the chance to come and meet these kids. I’m very impressed how they fight this fight.”

JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER.

ebrooklyn media/Photos by Jaime DeJesus

Islanders players Luca Sbisa and Adam Pelech with Dr. Jeffrey Avner and patients. when it’s toughest on everyone for these kids that are in the hospital.” After visiting the game room, the players went to several rooms where the pediatric patients in bed

were thrilled to see them with presents in hand “It’s a special day,” added Sbisa. “Coming

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Coney Island Community Leader’s Organization Brings Joy to Children in Need BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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rian Gotlieb believes in giving back. The Coney Island resident, who is extremely active in his community, started the Shorefront Toys for Tots organization to help brighten the lives of sick and underprivileged children in his neighborhood. When he was a child, Gotlieb’s mother instilled in him the importance of giving back and being active in the community. When his mother died in 1993 at the age of 52, Gotlieb decided to honor her memory by creating Shorefront Toys for Tots. On Tues., Dec. 18, Gotlieb, along with other civic leaders, brought the collected toys to the children at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. Assemblymember William Colton, Gotlieb, Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Warren Siegel, hospital CEO William Brown and other

Mohammad Amir, Iesha Yasim and Saray Peralta with Dr. Warren Siegel.

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NYC + Health Care/Coney Island Hospital CEO William Brown, Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Warren Siegel, Brian Gotlieb, Assemblymember William Colton and Alex Gershman with little Ilsa and Zayan Butt. doctors and volunteers brought the bundles of toys to the hospital’s pediatric department, going room to room to distribute them to the children. “I was very honored to participate with Toys for Tots and to see the smiles

on the faces of the children when they received the toys, and the faces of the parents as their child received a toy,” Colton told this paper. “I especially enjoy being with Brian Gotlieb to see the gifts distributed to the children each year.”

Shorefront Toys for Tots founder Brian Gotlieb with Ms. Ramirez and her children Jacquelyn and Percy.

Gotlieb explained that the organization also sponsors child safety and anti-bullying programs in conjunction with the district attorney, as well as blood drives with Coney Island Hospital. He added that the success of the organization involves a lot of people who contribute in a variety of ways including monetary donations or volunteering their time. “Since we started in 1995, the organization has reached out to approximately 40,000 kids,” Gotlieb told this paper. “We’ve had the honor and privilege of

helping put 40,000 smiles on the faces of children who need it most.” Apart from distributing toys to Coney Island Hospital during the holidays, the group also gives gifts to underprivileged children in schools within District 21, which includes Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend and Bensonhurst. “This is a labor of love for me,” Gotlieb said. “I’m just walking in my mother’s footsteps and trying to put forward what she tried to teach me before she passed away.”

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New Utrecht Reformed Church Reopens after Major Restoration on the organ alcove, the congregation and community are now able to worship in the Georgian-Gothic church, 1827 84th St. W hile the current church was built in 1828, the New Utrecht Reformed Church dates back to the 17th century. It was founded by Dutch settlers in 1677 and was originally located on what is now the corner of 16th Avenue and 84th Street. “The congregation is 341 years old this year,” said Susan Hanyen, vice-president of the Consistory at New Utrecht Reformed Church. Services at the church ended in 2003 when the

roof of the building began and it was difficult, but the showing serious signs of de- amazing thing is that we terioration. “They directed never lost hope.” us to close the building and The church’s pastor, the we moved to the parish hall Rev. E.J. Emerson, said that until all the repairs were it felt “absolutely awesome” completed,” Hanyen said, to reopen the church finally. adding that this was the “It was closed when I first church she was baptized in. started coming here as a pastor,” she said. “When Hanyen called the church a community trea- I first went up there this sure. She said that the goal morning, I just stood there in rebuilding was to keep in amazement. It’s just beauthe church’s structure tiful. It’s a comforting sancspecific to the time and tuary in every meaning of place it was built in. “The the world.” wish was to make it as close Guests were invited to walk through the refurto what we had before, but we never realized how bished red front doors and difficult that would be,” join the congregation for she said. “We actually had Sunday worship. After the to recreate what was here service, there was a fellow-

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Living Nativity Held at New Utrecht Reformed Church BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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at 1827 84th St., hosted the annual event on Sat., Dec. 15, the day before the building’s re-opening for services after 15 years of restoration and renovation on Sun., Dec. 16. There was a manger filled with straw and actors portraying Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, and the little shepherd boy. They were all surrounded by goats, sheep and a little gray donkey as they watched over baby Jesus in his bed. The New Utrecht Reformed Church is part of

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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES 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 - 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 Avenue, 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 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT, Plaintiff AGAINST AFUA BROBBEY,

INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MARTIN BROBBEY A/K/A MARTIN K. BROBBEY A/K/A MARTIN KENNETH BROBBY, AND AS GUARDIAN OF 2 MINOR INFANTS; IRENE BROBBEY, ENTEL BROBBEY AKA ENTEL OWUSU BROBBEY AKA ETHEL BROBBEY; OSEI BROBBEY AKA OSEI BONSU BROBBEY; YAW BROBBEY AKA YAW OWUSU BROBBEY, AKA YAN OWUAU BROBBEY, AUGUSTINA OWUSU BROBBEY, AKA AUGUSTINA ORELYSU BROBBEY, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 29, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on January 10, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 2409 ALBERMARLE ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY 11226. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 5110, LOT 73. Approximate amount of judgment $916,729.89 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment for Index# 21391/2013. MICHAEL D. BENJAMIN, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 58730 #165387

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trust 2005-2, Adjustable Rate Mortgage-Backed Pass-Through Certicates, Series 20052, Plaintiff AGAINST Mousa Khalil, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 9/18/17 and entered on 10/17/17, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises known as 432 97th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 6127, LOT: p/o Lot 32 f/k/a 33. Approximate amount of judgment is $723,572.70 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 32302/2008. Dominic J. Famulari, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 #165434

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Pltf. vs. MARCO TAIPEREZ AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARIE MICHEL A/K/A MARIE C. MICHEL A/K/A MARIE C. MICHEL RUIZ A/K/A MARIE COLETTE MICHEL RUIZ, et al, Defts. Index #504406/2017. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Nov.

7, 2018, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a 1375 East 99th Street, Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 8283, Lot 10. Said property beginning at a point on the Easterly side of 99th Street 67 ft. Northerly from the intersection of the easterly side of East 99th Street and the Westerly side of Avenue N, being a plot 60 ft. x 33 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $680,483.62 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. GREGORY LASPINA, Referee. COHN & ROTH, Attys. for Pltf., 100 East Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY. #95979 #165050

PROBATE CITATION File No. 2016-33 SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO Conor Matthew Lee any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown, and cannot, after due diligent inquiry, be ascertained, distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of said Yok Lee and if any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased, be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post ofce address are unknown. A petition having been duly led by Liu Xue Ping, who is domiciled at 268 Cumberland Street, Unit 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 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 24th, 2019, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Yok Lee lately domiciled at 268 Cumberland Street, Unit 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11201 admitting to probate a Will dated June 26, 2014, as the Will of Yok Lee, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters of Administration c.t.a. issue to Liu Xue Ping. Dated, Attested and Sealed December 3rd, 2018, Hon. John G. Ingram, Acting Surrogate Doreen A. Quinn Chief Clerk, Hartley Bernstein, Attorney for Petitioner, 212-381-9684, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. #165620

SUMMONS AND NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 505825/2017 Borough: Brooklyn Block: 4626 Lot: 39 NYCTL 2016-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors,

creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through DOROTHY M. HOOK, DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs; The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through THYRA SKINNER, DECEASED, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs; LAWRENCE HOOK, if living, or if he be dead, his wife, heirs-atlaw, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said LAWRENCE HOOK, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK F/K/A THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK F/K/A CHEMICAL BANK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; LATIEFA HOOK; WALLACE SKINNER;NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; TYRRELL K. HOOK, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PURPORTED EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. HOOK, DECEASED; TANYA LOVE A/K/A TONYA LOVE, if living, or if she be dead, her husband, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said Tanya Love a/k/a Tonya Love, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiffs and “JOHN DOE #3 through JOHN DOE #100, the names of the last 98 defendants being ctitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiffs, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individ-

ual 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 complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the amended complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on Plaintiffs’ attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the amended complaint. Kings County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: June 15, 2018. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Mark I. Partnow a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated November 19, 2018 and led with supporting papers in the Kings County Clerk’s Ofce. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as 289 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, New York and identied as Block 4626, Lot 39 (the “Tax Parcel”). The relief sought is the sale of the Tax Parcel at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $24,618.05, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Tax Parcel. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Anthony J. Iacchetta Attorneys for Plaintiffs NYCTL 2016-A Trust and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Collateral Agent and Custodian 28 East Main Street Suite 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 758-2110 aiacchetta@phillipslytle.com #165873

SUMMONS AND NOTICE SUMMONS, NOTICE AND BRIEF STATEMENT OF NATURE OF ACTION CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTION SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS Index No. 520436/2017 M&T BANK, Plaintiff, -againstDIANE GRIFFITH, AS TRUSTEE OF THE CLYDE VINCENT PERSONAL TRUST DATED DECEMBER 28, 2012; PAULINE GRIFFITH, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF CLYDE VINCENT; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF CLYDE VINCENT (Deceased) AND ANY OF HIS, HER OR ANY OF THEIR SUCCESSORS IN RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST; ET AL. Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT(S): PAULINE GRIFFITH, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF CLYDE VINCENT and UNKNOWN

HEIRS, DEVISEES AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF CLYDE VINCENT (Deceased) AND ANY OF HIS, HER OR ANY OF THEIR SUCCESSORS IN RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon plaintiff’s attorneys an answer to the complaint in this action within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if the Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Trial is desired in the County of KINGS. The basis of venue designated above is that the real property, which is the subject matter of this action, is located in the County of KINGS, New York. NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon. Mark I Partnow, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on November 14, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York and to be duly entered in the KINGS County Clerk’s Ofce, in Brooklyn, New York. The Nature of this action pertains to a note and mortgage held by Plaintiff on real property owned by the above named defendants as specied in the complaint led in this action. The above named defendants have failed to comply with the terms and provisions of the said mortgage and said instruments secured by said mortgage, by failing and omitting to pay the balance due and owing and the Plaintiff has commenced a foreclosure action. Plaintiff is seeking a judgment foreclosing its mortgage against the real property and premises which situates in the Borough and County of Kings, City and State of New York and is commonly known as 1356 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, New York 11213 and all other relief as to the Court may seem just and equitable. DATED: December 12, 2018 SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP BY: WILLIAM B. SCHILLER, ESQ. Attorneys for Plaintiff 950 New Loudon Road Latham, New York 12110 Telephone: (518) 786-9069 59956 #165966


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Man Found Dead in Sunset Park Apartment BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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man was found dead by police in a Sunset Park apartment. On Weds., Dec. 12 at around 11:18 a.m., cops found 37-year-old Dante Turner inside an apartment near a check cashing store at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue unconscious with trauma to the body. EMS responded and pronounced the man dead on scene. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation remains ongoing.

2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES 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, vs. WINSFORD L. BELLE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on October 30, 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 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 556 East 34th Street, 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 4950 and Lot 15. Approximate amount of judgment is $22,979.76 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 504061/2015. Bruno Frank Codispoti, Esq., Referee Bronster, LLP, 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10019, Attorneys for Plaintiff #165427

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings PENNYMAC CORP., Plaintiff AGAINST JACOB ALVIN CHANGLEE A/K/A JACOB A. CHANGLEE, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 1/17/18 and entered on 2/27/18, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises known as 249 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 1383, LOT: 10. Approximate amount of judgment is $787,705.16 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 25640/2007. Bruce Goldstein, Referee

FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 #165436

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor In Interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association f/k/a JP Morgan Chase Bank f/k/a The Chase Manhattan Bank as Trustee for GS Mortgage Securities Corp., Mortgage Participation Securities, Series 2000-1, Plaintiff AGAINST Evan Lockhart as heir at law and next of kin of Marcia Lockhart; Shanell Lockhart as heir at Law and next of kin of Marcia Lockhart; Trevor Lockhart as Administrator of the Estate of Marcia Lockhart and as heir at law and next of kin of Marcia Lockhart; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 4, 2016 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 10, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1158 East 88th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236-4711. 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 8053 Lot 63. Approximate amount of judgment $330,089.07 plus interest and costs. Premis-

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Outside the building where a man was found dead on Wednesday morning. es will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 508533/2015. Helene E. Blank, 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 58746 #165417

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS THE STANDOFF, LLC, Plaintiff against TOBIAS I. ALEXANDER, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 8, 2016. 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 10th day of January, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Vermont Street, distant 100 feet southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the westerly side of Vermont Street with the southerly side of Dumont Avenue; Running thence westerly parallel with Dumont Avenue, and part of the distance through a party wall, 100 feet; Thence southerly and parallel with Vermont Street, 20 feet; Thence easterly parallel with Dumont Avenue, and part of the distance through a party wall, 100 feet to the westerly side of Vermont Street; and Thence northerly along the said westerly side of Vermont Street, 20 feet to the point or place of beginning. Said premises known as 528 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11207. (Section: 12, Block: 3807, Lot: 30). Approximate amount of lien $ 367,732.98 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 23023-07. Jack Segal, Esq., Referee. DeRose & Surico Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 213-44 38th Avenue Bayside, N.Y. 11361 #165460

2ND DEPARTMENT / NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS 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 ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc.,7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #163932

11249 IRIS & FRIENDS LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: IRIS & FRIENDS LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/30/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Iris Voltaire 100 S 4th St Apt 6J Brooklyn, NY, 11249. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

165 HICKS LLC Notice of Formation of 165 HICKS LLC Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/18. Ofce location: Kings County. Princ. ofce of LLC: Todd Rose, Esq., Rose & Rose, 291 Broadway, 13th Fl., NY, NY 10007. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. ofce. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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63 UTICA AVENUE LLC 63 UTICA AVENUE LLC, Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 11/02/2018. Ofce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Wayne McPherson, 967 Centennial Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #165186

1566 PACIFIC STREET LLC 1566 PACIFIC STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 03/17/14. Ofce: 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, 630 Main Street, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #165602

STYLEDBYRU LLC Notice of Formation of STYLEDBYRU LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Gitta Kaplan, Esq., 1385 Broadway, 18th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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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 ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Robert Taffera Or Eric Taffera, 102 Warren Street Floor #2 Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #165137

11219 JFES FUNDING LLC

Notice of Formation of 2239 83rd Street LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/18. Ofce 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

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Levon XVII LLC. Art. of Org. led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/18. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: The LLC, 7 Denmark Lane, Jackson, NJ 08527. Purpose: Any lawful act .

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: JFES FUNDING LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/20/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Jfes Funding LLC 1367 47th St Brooklyn, NY, 11219. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

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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. Ofce 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.

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