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NEW YORK—African Burial Ground: The African Burial Ground National Monument is run by the National Park Service and was closed during the 35-day partial government shutdown. It reopened on Saturday. The National Park Service is preparing to resume operations nationally, but deputy director P. Daniel Smith AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File says schedules for individual sites may vary depending on staff size and complexity. See page 3.

INSIDE

Report: Number of ICE Arrests in Brooklyn Courts Soars New York Courts Becoming ‘Traps for Immigrants’ — See page 3 —

GUEST EDITORIAL: Endorsed by Publisher Terrence Lyght

Why Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men — See page 2 —

SAN DIEGO—Asylum-Seeking Boy: In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. Immigrant advocates say they are suing the U.S. government for allegedly detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. Lawyers said Tuesday, Jan. 22, that they expanded a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to propose including the cases of more than 10,000 children. AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file


GUEST EDITORIAL

Why Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men By Michele Gilman | The Conversation

About a decade ago, on Jan. 29, 2009, newly inaugurated President Barack Obama signed his first bill into law: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. It was the latest legislative effort to close the persistently stubborn gap between how much women and men earn. At the time, women made, on average, just 77 cents of every dollar men earned — a level that hadn’t improved all that much since the 1990s, according to Census data. While existing laws already prohibited gender-based wage discrimination, the Ledbetter Act gave workers more time to sue employers over the issue. And the hope was that it would make a big difference. So Did It? My research explores the legal hurdles that have prevented women from achieving pay equity with men. Now, 10 years after the act was passed, more work still needs to be done.

LEDBETTER’S COMPLAINT The Ledbetter Act overturned a Supreme Court case that ruled against Lilly Ledbetter, who worked as an area manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber for more than 19 years. Over time, her pay slipped until she was earning 15 percent to 40 percent less than her male counterparts. When an anonymous note tipped her off about the extent of the disparity, Ledbetter filed a pay discrimination complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. A jury found in her favor and awarded more than $3.5 million in damages. The case was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 2007 ruled 5-4 that employees must file a complaint within 180 days after their employer makes a pay decision. The fact that the discrimination was embedded in each paycheck and that Ledbetter didn’t know of the disparity for many years did not matter. Time had run out on her claim. In a vehement dissent read from the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted that the ruling denied workplace realities. She pointed out that since employees often lack information about pay disparities, which can accumulate slowly over time, they shouldn’t be given such a narrow window in which to file a complaint. Ultimately, the 111th Congress and President Obama agreed with Justice Ginsburg and nullified the decision. The Ledbetter Act makes clear that the statute of limitations for filing a wage discrimination claim resets with each discriminatory paycheck.

A DISAPPOINTING IMPACT The law’s impact, however, has been disappointing. The rate of new wage discrimination cases hasn’t budged, primarily because employees still lack information

about their co-workers’ pay. Salary discussions are taboo in most workplaces, and some employers, like Ledbetter’s, forbid it. Put simply, a woman can’t file a complaint if she doesn’t know she’s being shortchanged. Title VII wage claims are hard to prove for other reasons too. Title VII generally requires proof that employers acted with discriminatory intent. However, much discrimination in today’s workplace is not intentional but fueled by unconscious gender stereotypes. For instance, studies show that workers receive better performance evaluations when they conform to gender stereotypes, such as dominance for men and passivity for women. In one study, participants were asked to award merit-based bonuses to fictional employees with identical personnel files. Men got higher bonuses than women. The bottom line: Women today earn about 80 cents for every dollar men earn, up just a few cents since 2009. And for women of color, the gap is even starker. Latinas earn 52 cents to the dollar of white men, while AfricanAmerican women earn just 61 cents. Within racial groups, a pay gap between men and women persists, although it is narrower.

NARROW INTERPRETATIONS Of course, employees who believe they are being discriminated against based on gender can also turn to the Equal Pay Act. This act, signed into law in 1963 when women earned only 60 cents for every dollar men earned, does not require a showing of employer intent to discriminate. The act was the first to prohibit employers from paying men more than women who perform equal work. The pay gap has since narrowed by about 20 cents, but not because of anti-discrimination laws. The main drivers have been women’s increased educational attainment and entry into the workforce. The Equal Pay Act hasn’t been effective because courts read the law narrowly. They generally require that women plaintiffs identify a man with an identical job and resume for comparison. Given that men and women are tracked into different occupations, this can often be impossible. Moreover, both Title VII and the Equal Pay Act allow employers to defend pay differentials on the basis of “any factor other than sex.” For example, courts have permitted a limitless array of employer excuses for paying women less that are themselves rooted in gender bias, such as women’s weaker salary bargaining skill, lesser management potential or lower prior salary history.

These statutory interpretations may sound technical, but they matter. They help explain why the gap appears stuck at 80 cents and why some estimate it’ll be at least until 2059 until pay equity in the United States is reached.

WHY IT PERSISTS Another reason the gap is so stubborn is that men and women are steered into different occupations, and maledominated occupations pay more for comparable work. Even within a traditionally male field such as computer programming, women are paid less. And, as women move into a field, the entire occupation’s wages sink. Importantly, economists have found that discrimination feeds as much as 38 percent of the gender gap. Skeptics of the gender gap argue that it results from women’s choices to work fewer hours and stay home to raise children. It’s true, women bear a larger responsibility for child rearing and thus may cut back their hours or take time off from the workplace — especially because the United States is the only developed country without paid maternity leave and child care is expensive. But while mothers face a “motherhood penalty” in opportunities and pay, fathers reap a “fatherhood bonus.” And so-called “choices” cannot explain why female recent college graduates are paid 82 percent of their male counterparts or why the gap widens at the top. Professional women with advanced degrees who work full-time face a gender gap of 74 percent.

CLOSING THE GENDER GAP Closing the gender pay gap is not rocket science — even though recently graduated female rocket scientists earn 89 cents on the dollar to their male peers. Steps that would help include prohibiting employers from using salary history in setting wages, banning employer retaliation against employees who share wage information, providing greater transparency in pay, and revising Title VII and the Equal Pay Act to better address workplace realities. The proposed Paycheck Fairness Act — introduced repeatedly in Congress since 1997 but never passed — would codify many of these remedies at the federal level. And the Trump administration suspended an Obama-era requirement that employers report extensive pay data. While federal efforts stall, several states, including California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey, have passed their own laws to close the gap. The economic gains from closing the gender pay gap are huge. Doing so would add about $513 billion to the economy because of the extra income generated, reduce poverty and do a lot to support American families since mothers are the sole or primary breadwinners in about half of them. Passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act was a start, and now we owe it to American workers to enact laws that close the gap once and for all. ______________________________________ The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.

Founded in 1972, the Phoenix is an award-winning weekly that covered Brownstone Brooklyn and reform politics for two decades. Full archives of the Phoenix are being catalogued as a special project of the Department of Library Science at Brooklyn College. Today the Phoenix has a new mission to become the voice of the immigrant community in Brooklyn in the new century. Publisher: TERRENCE LYGHT tlyght@brooklynphoenix.com Managing Editor: JEAN DAVID HUBERT jdh@brooklynphoenix.com (646) 683-1864

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Report: Number of ICE Arrests in Brooklyn Courts Soars New York Courts Becoming ‘Traps for Immigrants’ By Rob Abruzzese The PHOENIX

A report issued by the Immigrant Defense Project on Monday outlines an increase in arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in New York courthouses by 1,700 percent in the year 2018. IDP documented 202 reports of ICE arrests and sightings in all of New York’s courthouses last year, an 1,700 percent increase since early 2017, according to the 15-page report. About 75 percent of ICE arrests statewide have occurred in New York City — and Brooklyn had the most arrests and sightings in any of the five boroughs. “This report shows that ICE is expanding surveillance and arrests in courthouses across the state, creating a crisis for immigrants who need access to the courts,” said Alisa Wellek,

IDP executive director. “We cannot allow ICE to turn New York’s courts into traps for immigrants. The New York state Legislature must act now to pass the Protect Our Courts Act to prevent ICE from continuing these harmful practices.” The report not only notes the increase in arrests but also discusses the often violent and brutal tactics that take place during the arrests. According to the report, arrests often involve up to 10 agents to make a single arrest. There are reports of suspected immigrants being tackled to the ground, family members slammed up against walls and dragged from their cars. One event outlined in the report occurred outside of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, where a man was speaking with his attorney when plainclothes ICE agents suddenly surrounded them, separated the man from his attorney and made an arrest without identifying themselves. According to the report, one of the several bystanders called 911 to report the incident as a kidnapping.

In another incident mentioned in the report, a woman thought her son had been kidnapped after ICE agents grabbed him outside Brooklyn Criminal Court and dragged him to an unmarked car. When the woman asked the agents if they were from immigration, they allegedly told her, “No.” She didn’t find out what had happened until her son called from an ICE facility later that day. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has often called upon ICE agents to stay out of the court, but so far those calls have proved ineffective. There were 48 ICE agent sightings in Brooklyn courts in 2018, followed by 35 arrests, according to the IDP report. Gonzalez has hired two immigration attorneys to work with assistant district attorneys to help avoid turning immigrants over to ICE on minor charges. The Office of Court Administration enacted a policy in early 2018 as a response to the increase arrests that requires ICE agents to check in with court personnel and inform them why they are there. Agents are not al-

lowed to make arrests in courtrooms but are allowed in the courthouse hallways. An OCA spokesperson said the following in a statement: “In January of 2018, as a direct result of our communications with ICE officials on the national and regional levels, ICE issued a formalized policy regarding potential arrest situations in courthouses. “Their new policy, particularly regarding noncriminal courthouses and court proceedings, effectively acknowledged that they will limit themselves to criminal proceedings. Agents showing up in courthouses increasingly have been effecting arrests with Judicial warrants. “Additionally, as a result of our continued communication with them, they have effectively changed their tactics shying away from making arrests inside court facilities. Arrests inside of courthouses declined by over 50 percent from 2017 to 2018 from 40 to 13 in New York City and 54 to 26 statewide.”

ICE arrests have increased approximately 1,700 percent since early 2017, according to a report by the Immigrant Defense Project. New York City is home to about 75 percent of these arrests statewide, and they are most common in Brooklyn. Here, protesters march in New York in July 2018, calling for reform. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Shutdown: N.Y. Airports Back to Normal, Park Sites Not So Much By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press

New York airports forced to cut down flights during the government shutdown returned to normal Saturday, but some museums and historical sites run by the National Park Service remain shuttered as officials scramble to bring back staff. Flights at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports that had been restricted landed and took off with about 15-minute delays, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. And the National Park Service was preparing to resume operations nationally, though the agency’s deputy di-

rector, P. Daniel Smith, said schedules for individual sites may vary depending on staff size and complexity. In Manhattan, the African Burial Ground National Monument was open Saturday. Calls went unanswered at other park service locations including The National Museum of the American Indian, the Hamilton Grange National Memorial, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace. On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that allows parts of the government to reopen through Feb. 15. About 800,000 federal employees have missed two paychecks during the longest government shutdown ever

over the president’s demand that Congress provide funding for a border wall with Mexico. Amid the shutdown, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — both under the National Park Service — remained open after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his state would fully fund personnel to keep the sites open to visitors. At LaGuardia, some flights were halted earlier in the week because of a shortage of unpaid air traffic controllers who had called in sick. “We’re happy, you know? Pay is pay,” Carlos Rodriguez told NY1 cable news network. “We’ve been working; we deserve to get paid.” Back pay is expected within days.

A group of New York City federal workers who organized a protest gathering for Friday evening turned it, instead, into a celebration. Restaurants in Manhattan’s financial district donated food for the evening. In light of the three-week February deadline, “there’s always a danger we’re going to be back in the same position again, so that’s not exactly the most reassuring message, but I think most of us will take whatever we can get at this point,” said Anthony Tseng, the local union president of the American Federation of Government Employees, speaking to NY1. He added, “On the surface, it is good news to go back to work.” Friday, February 1, 2019 • The PHOENIX • 3


OUR WORLD IN PHOTOS

Bronx — Immigrant Workers: In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Eric Trump, third from left, and Donald Trump Jr., right, talk with guests at the opening of the Trump Golf Links clubhouse, Monday, June 11, 2018, in the Bronx. Behind them is the Whitestone Bridge. The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday, Jan. 30, that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees’ documentation. “We are actively engaged in uniforming this process across our properties and will institute E-verify at any property not currently utilizing this system,” Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File

New York Pols Vie to Become City’s Official ‘Loudmouth’ By Karen Matthews Associated Press

Politicians are lining up to become New York City’s next official loudmouth. More than 20 candidates have filed paperwork to run in a special election next month that will pick the city’s public advocate, a job that comes with a $165,000 salary, a $3 million budget and a bully pulpit — but little actual power. The thick crop of candidates, some with deep credentials, are running for a post with a somewhat vague job description that functions as a city ombudsman. The public advocate can investigate citizen complaints about agencies and services, introduce legislation to the City Council and issue press releases. The advocate has no subpoena power and no vote on whether proposals pass. The public advocate can, however, file lawsuits and serves as mayor if the mayor dies or becomes incapacitated. Ever since the position was created in 1993, critics have said the job should be abolished. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg once called it “a total waste of everybody’s money.” “Nobody needs another gadfly and we have an aggressive enough press,” he told the Staten Island Advance in 2009.

And yet, the job remains coveted, partly because it has become a springboard to real power. The last public advocate, Letitia James, just became New York’s attorney general. Her predecessor, Bill de Blasio, is now the mayor. “It’s amusing that an office that some people want to get rid of has 20 people running,” said Betsy Gotbaum, who was public advocate before de Blasio and is now the executive director of the Citizens Union, a good-government group. “My principal theory of the office is that it’s the ombudsman position of New York and as such it’s very important,” said Gotbaum. “It’s like constituent services but because you’re elected citywide it gives you a little more power than, say, a local councilperson.” The lineup for the Feb. 26 special election includes present and past members of the City Council and the state Assembly, lawyers, community activists and entrepreneurs. The field of 22 candidates will likely shrink when the city Board of Elections meets to finalize the ballot Tuesday. The winner will have to compete again in a June primary and a November general election if she or he wants to serve as public advocate past the end of 2019. The front-runners include Jumaane Williams, a city councilmember who ran for state lieutenant governor on a ticket with actress Cynthia Nixon and nearly defeated incumbent Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in last year’s Democratic primary, as well as Melissa Mark-Viverito, a former City Council speaker, and Assemblyman Michael Blake, who is a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee. They are running to fill the seat vacated by James’ ascension to the attorney general’s job.

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Almost all the candidates are Democrats — as are all four people who have held the job since it was created — but the special election is nonpartisan and the candidates are running on made-up party lines such as Equality for All and Fix the MTA, a reference to the agency that runs the city’s subway and bus systems. Eight candidates who attended a forum hosted by several gay Democratic clubs earlier this month sought to portray themselves as progressive leaders and friends of the LGBT community. “I think I’m the best qualified person to do this because I come from a loudmouthed family and I’m a loudmouth,” said Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell, who is Rosie O’Donnell’s brother and the first openly gay man elected to the New York state Assembly. Mark-Viverito said she’s “been consistent about standing up for everyone.” Williams, who had to take time off his campaign for lieutenant governor to go on trial for obstructing an ambulance during a street protest, said, “I’ve been a very productive, activist elected official.” The public advocate’s office was created out of the previous position of City Council president, which had been a powerful position but was weakened and then abolished in an overhaul of the city charter. Some political insiders believe that the public advocate’s position was created as a sinecure for then-City Council President Andrew Stein, but he dropped out of the first election for public advocate eventually won by Mark Green, who served two terms starting in 1994. A group of City Council members introduced legislation last November to eliminate the public advocate’s office. But no action has been taken on the bill, possibly because so many Council members are running for the position. Several candidates said rather than abolishing the office, the city should make it relevant by granting it subpoena power and a seat on the Metropolitan Transportation Association board. Green, who ran for mayor in 2001 but lost to Bloomberg, said calls to ax the public advocate’s office always fizzle. “Why would people not want an office that will help you navigate city bureaucracy and maybe get City Hall to listen to your concern because you can’t afford a lawyer or a lobbyist?” Green said. “You want a people’s advocate.”


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Brooklyn Historical Society Hosts Panel on Muslim Leadership in City Schools Dr. Debbie Almontaser’s New Study Forms Basis For BHS Winter Series By Andy Katz

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“We want to be provocative — but in the best possible way,” said Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz as she introduced the latest entry in the organization’s winter events: a roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Debbie Almontaser, founding principal of the Kahlil Gibran Academy in Brooklyn and author of the recently published “Learning While Muslim: The Experiences of Muslim Principals After 9/11.” “So much has changed since the September 11th attacks,” Schwartz continued. “Especially for the Muslim community here and around the world. It’s important that we come together as a community to relate our experiences.” Joining Almontaser onstage were Gary Anderson, professor of Educational Leadership at NYU; Zaheer Ali, oral historian at BHS; and Aymann Ismail, Slate columnist. At the discussion’s outset, Almontaser outlined the contents of her book, which includes case studies of individual Muslim principles that reflect distinct methods for adapting as a minority to a larger culture that often views them as adversaries. As the panel began, Ali brought up a recent study that counted about 9,500 Muslim teachers across the New York City public schools, where the estimated Muslim student body makes up 10 percent of the whole. “All of this is significant,” Ali said, “especially when you consider that it was only in 2016 that the New York City schools started recognizing Islamic holidays.” Ali compared the struggle of Muslim Americans with that of Roman Catholics in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when many Protes-

tants assumed their loyalty would be split between their country and the Roman pontiff. “So it often is for us today,” Ali said. “Yet, religious identity is often a source of strength,” Almontaser added. “In addition to stress or alienation from the larger society.” Born in Yemen, Almontaser came to the U.S. at an early age. Her son served in a National Guard unit that responded to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. She played a key role in starting the Kahlil Gibran Academy, named after the famed Christian-Arab poet, but was compelled to step down shortly before its doors opened after an extended campaign against her leadership. The “Stop the Madrassa” campaign, led by commentator Daniel Pipes, labeled “anti-Muslim” by the SPLC, stirred controversy to the point where Almontaser was forced to step down from the school she founded. Khalil Gibran Academy is one of the city’s dual language schools, offering an Arab language program. Almontaser partnered so often with Jewish organizations that, according to a New York Times article by Andrea Elliott, efforts on the part of the Anti-Defamation League to defend her backfired, leading her to be characterized as a “sellout” by one Arab-language newspaper. The final straw came when the New York Post ran articles linking Almontaser to t-shirts with “INTIFADA NYC” printed on them, falsely implying her support for violence in the furtherance of Islamic goals. A federal appeals court acknowledged that the Post had quoted her incorrectly. “If there is anything I want people to remember,” said Almontaser, “it’s that I’m always grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here in the United States of America.” “[Almontaser’s] book is filled with data, but also very accessible,” Ali said. “It’s a great resource for anyone to use in conversing with school officials, principals, administrators and the like.”

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LET’S DANCE

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

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february Calendar of Events Week of the 31th to 6th

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

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

from a desire to celebrate the landscape’s astounding biodiversity. Her immersive murals surround the viewer with nature rendered in monochromatic tones, a color palette that references historic naturalist engravings and warns of a future in which the rainforest exists only in the past. By installing depictions of nature in urban settings, Arocha’s murals draw parallels between the diverse ecosystems of Colombia and the cultural flourishing of her current Brooklyn neighborhood. When: Daily through February 6th, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Cafe (647 Fulton Street)

ROUGH EDGES: ELISE SIEGEL

A solo show of ceramic sculpture by Elise Siegel. In this exhibition, a large gathering of Siegel’s idiosyncratic and psychologically expressive portrait busts inhabit the gallery. Although each bust is a distinct individual, they

are not portraits of specific persons. Rather, they are embodiments of familiar emotional states — fleeting moments of inner conflict, disquiet, ambivalence and unease. As such, they exude an uncanny sense of vulnerability and project an interiority that creates a psychological tension. When: Thursdays-Sundays through February 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)

THE FUTURE

MINUS SPACE is honored to present the solo exhibition Julian Dashper: The Future. This is the late artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and commemorates ten years of his passing. The exhibition will highlight select art works produced during the 1990s and early 2000s. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through February 16th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)

When: Through February 17th Where: Gowanus/MF Gallery (213 Bond Street)

ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: CHERYL MOLNAR SOLO

The artist’s process begins with documentation: Molnar photographs locations newly traveled and wellknown and loved. These photographs are digitally stitched together, combining landscapes with structures from various “memories.” This is the way we experience memories: we confuse the place and time, the structures bleed together, places patched together in our minds the way Molnar collages photographs, like

concretized memories. These are the improbable landscapes of our memory, given physical shape. On view for “The Architecture of Memory” will be recent collaged paintings on panel as well as small-scale editioned work that reveal much of the early stages of her process, much like “sketches” but done through photographs and digital manipulation. When: By appointment only through February 22nd Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street)

BONNIE COLLURA: PRINCE Bonnie Collura’s sculptural

POP PORN

Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. After opening night, the show will be open by appointment only, until February 17th, 2019.

Image courtesy of the Brooklyn School of Music

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

installation Prince critiques our culture’s pattern of repeating iconic characters, gestures, and polarizing traits to create heroes. In her ongoing project, Collura interprets the Prince figure as an amalgamation of four archetypal male characters from history, religion, and popular culture: Jesus, St. Sebastian, C-3PO (the droid from Star Wars), and Abraham Lincoln. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through February 24th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)

TANGIBLE Min Liu: TANGIBLE, a solo exhibition of Min Liu’s animations and installations. Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg, TANGIBLE examines the format of animation/ moving image by exploring the relationship between its digital representation and analog and physical experience. Blurring the boundary between the visible and the tangible, Min Liu offers her unique styles and fresh perspectives on what animation is, and could be. When: Daily through February 28th, Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat-Sun – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street)

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

FRESH MASTERS: THE URBANGLASS MFA EXHIBITION Curated by Ben Wright, with jurors Graciela Cassel and Graham Caldwell. Featuring work by: Evan Burnette, Anna Parisi, James Ronner, Kristine Rumman, and Heather Sutherland. When: Daily through March 9th, Saturday hours: 11 a.m. – 7:30p.m. Sunday hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Urban Glass (647 Fulton Street)

EVERY 16 HOURS A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Every 16 Hours, an exhibition by artist Kadie Salfi. Salfi will be showing a new body of work including paintings that put American gun culture in the crosshairs. This is Salfi’s first solo exhibition in New York City. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)

the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes seven unique silver gelatin photograms and 6 color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)

UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS New York’s transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as

Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. When: Tuesdays – Sundays through March 17th, TuesdayFriday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St)

WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS What does it mean to be in love? For eight years, in images, writing and life, plain and simple, we have tried to tease out the answer. Love is a cliche, an idea so easy to imagine but impossible to grasp. Like an overripe fruit, it collapses with a bit of pressure into cloying sweetness and the faint sense of something lost. At its most basic, falling in love means cleaving away something of yourself and becoming something else. It’s painful and hard, but also carries the potential for profound transformation. When We Were Strangers is

ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD The paintings are part of an unfolding and evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, grief, and the middle passage within a spatial domain. Enrico Riley challenges viewers to decipher and contextualize his work’s fractured narratives. For many Americans, exposure to the plethora of recent media examples of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has

blurred the boundaries between the historical record with which our country is so familiar and the problems still facing contemporary culture today. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Avenue)

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

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

BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement — ordinary residents, black and white — who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn's abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)

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

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ON PLANE VIEW Showcasing the photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. Doug Fogelson’s ‘Forms and Records’, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their representation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to

the first part of a lifelong project deconstructing love through the prism of our relationship. This first chapter is a love poem of sorts, one that charts what happens when two people attempt to become something more and less than that, when we are more unknown stranger to each other than anything else. But love is an ouroboros that eats the past that came before it. Who was I before you? We are interested in the frayed edges, the messy intersections, the elements of ourselves lost and new facets gained in the process, and the limits to all of that. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 22nd, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street)

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

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

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

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

Family Fun LITTLE SCIENTISTS

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

Where: Flatbush/Clarendon Library (2035 Nostrand Avenue)

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

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

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

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

“SUPERB! PURE FUN!”

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

SING ‘N SWAY AND SCHMOOZE ON SHABBAT

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR IN PROSPECT PARK

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

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

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

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

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

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

HORROR NOIRE + TALES FROM THE HOOD

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

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

Food & Drink WINTER WARMER

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

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

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

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NYC SHAPEUP: FREE ZUMBA

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

LATIN DANCE CLASS

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

NYRR OPEN RUN: CANARSIE PARK

Open Run is a community-

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

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

SHAPE UP: CARDIO SCULPT

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

MORNING MEDITATIONS

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

MORNING YOGA

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

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

Theatre & Music BACH & GIRA Returning to BAM with its

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge never looked so good.

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

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‘IT IS A CRIME TO BUILD AN UGLY BRIDGE’

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

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

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

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

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

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14• EXTRA EDITION HOME REPORTER AND SPECTATOR • Week of February 1-7, 2019

Mike Long steps down as Conservative Party chair BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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n a move that took his party’s leaders by surprise, Mike Long, who has served as chairperson of the New York State Conservative Party for 30 years, suddenly announced on Jan. 28 that he was stepping down from his post. Long, 78, made his announcement at the conclusion of the 52nd Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference in upstate New York, a mini-convention during which party leaders from all over the state hear presentations from elected officials and candidates, and map out the party’s agenda for the year. Long told party leaders that he had “a heavy heart,” but that he firmly believed “the time has come for me to step away as chairman” and that he felt “the time for new leadership is upon us.” Jerry Kassar, who stepped down last year as chairperson of the Brooklyn Conservative Party, has expressed a strong interest in becoming the next state chairperson, according to sources. “Jerry is interested and I support him 100 percent,” Fran Vella-Marrone, who took over for Kassar as

Brooklyn chairperson, told this newspaper on Jan. 29. The party’s executive committee will meet next month to start the process of selecting the next chairperson. Long, who lives with his wife Eileen in Bay Ridge, first took the helm of the Conservative Party in 1988 and worked well with Republicans to form coalitions that helped get right-leaning GOP candidates elected to seats in Congress and the state legislature. Among the people Long helped are former Gov. George Pataki, former Congressmembers Susan Molinari, Vito Fossella, Michael Grimm and Dan Donovan, and former state Sen. Marty Golden, as well as current Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. Long enjoyed a particularly close relationship with Golden, with whom he had worked to revive the dormant Fifth Avenue Board of Trade in Bay Ridge in the 1990s. Long and his brother Tom Long were the owners of Long’s Wines and Liquors, a store on Fifth Avenue, and Golden owned the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on 76th Street just off Fifth Avenue. The re-launch of the board of trade paved the

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Mike Long, pictured with his wife Eileen at a Bay Ridge luncheon a few years ago, caused a political earthquake with his retirement announcement. way for business leaders to work with New York City to establish the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District. The Long brothers later sold the liquor store. In a letter he wrote to party leaders to announce his retirement formally, Long vowed to continue to promote conservative principles. “As I step away from my current role, I

continue to stand with you as a proud member of the Conservative Party of New York,” he wrote. The Brooklyn Conservative Party has always had a strong connection to Bay Ridge. The party’s headquarters is located on 78th Street. Long served as a U.S. Marine in the early 1960s and joined the Conservative Party in 1964. He was

elected chairperson of the Brooklyn Conservative Party, a post he held for many years before moving up to head the state party. Over the decades, Long worked diligently to attract young people to the Conservative Party cause, according to his friends. “I met him when I was 17 years old. He was always very encouraging and willing to listen to ideas,”

Vella-Marrone said. “I will miss him. He was the greatest chairman of any party in the state. He was fully supportive of his county chairs and went out of his way for you if you needed his help.” Liam McCabe, who founded the Brooklyn South Conservative Club, worked in Long’s Wines and Liquors when he was in college. “I wish Mike Long the best and I thank him for inspiring me to get involved in politics,” McCabe wrote on Facebook. “It was working in his store as a college student in the late 90’s where in between stocking shelves and studying I would talk about the issues of the day with Mike and  Tom Long. Mike convinced me to do more than talk and to call a guy named  Gerard Kassar to get involved. That was 20 years ago and it’s been a great ride since.” In addition to his political acumen, Long is also known in Bay Ridge for his deep Catholic faith. He and his wife Eileen, who have nine children, are parishioners at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Long is chairperson of the Board of Directors at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, a school with strong ties to the parish.

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

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

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

Council District remain the most overcrowded in the City of New York.” And he’s right. Schools in District 20 – which encompasses Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and the southern section of Sunset Park as well as the Fort Hamilton Army Base – have been notoriously overcrowded for years. Now, they’re at the top of the list. “As you know, school crossing guards play an incredibly important role in the lives of children by helping them safely cross the street at key locations and there are several areas I feel warrant school crossing guard posts that cannot be accommodated due to lack of resources,” Brannan continued.

Among the schools he’s asked for coverage near: P.S. 264, P.S./I.S. 104, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Academy, P.S. 102, and more. Specifically, the pol has asked that the following spots be granted their own school crossing guard: 88th Street at Fourth Avenue; 92nd Street at Fourth Avenue; Fourth Avenue at 74th Street; Third Avenue at 74th Street; 71st Street at Third Avenue; 82nd Street at Ridge Boulevard; Ovington Avenue at Seventh Avenue; 12th Avenue at Ovington Avenue; Bay Ridge Parkway at Seventh Avenue; 12th Avenue at 66th Street; 72nd Street at Fourth Avenue; Eighth Avenue at 65th Street; 63rd Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway; 65th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway; 11th Avenue at 80th

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Look Back At L’Amour By Jen Daniele

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On Jan. 25, 1985, Metallica played L’Amour, the Rock Capital of Brooklyn. Billed as the Metal Massacre weekend, the show featured the triple threat and triple treat of Armored Saint, W.A.S.P. and Metallica, the latter a scrubby, California-based heavy metal outfit comprised of four lean, mean, long-haired musicians who were little-known outside the loud and proud heavy metal community. While loud and proud, the community itself rumbled just under the mainstream. Though New York City boasted three rock radio stations at the time, contemporary heavy metal, as a genre, was carefully avoided. Word of new bands spread through word of mouth and through exchanges and sales of albums and audio cassette tapes. There was, however, one option if you wanted to hear it through your radio: tune your dial to 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall University’s college radio station. Depending on reception, you also might have extended the aluminum foil-wrapped antenna on your boombox out the window. Back then, if you wanted to hear your music, you did what you had to do. In July 1985, New York City disco station WKTU switched its call letters to WXRK and its format to album-oriented rock. While this change occurred a mere six months after this Metallica show at L’Amour, it would be several years before the station actually played any of their songs on the air. Outside of college radio stations, the only DJ spinning Metallica and their American contemporaries who had sprung from the heavy roots of the New Wave of British heavy metal bands, which included Motorhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, was L’Amour fixture Alex Kayne. Reflecting on the Metal Massacre

weekend, Kayne said, “Yes, I was there the entire weekend for all three shows, partly DJ-ing … and partly hanging out in the crowd. What I remember immediately is the anticipation [and] street buzz that Metallica had generated about this show beforehand. I was so excited about it that I got to the club super early! It was jam-packed … all three nights sold out. The Sunday show was particularly fun because it was all-ages and it was cool to see a lot of young metal saplings there soaking it all in. Imagine seeing a show like this for only $15 bucks!” Also on the bill that night were popular bands W.A.S.P. and ArL'Amour mored Saint, making for one exciting show. Those lucky enough nights and started it on Tuesdays to get a ticket were happily packed in early 1979. The night became tail-to-snout, heads banging in so popular that the club ownunison to all the fan favorites. As ers moved it to Thursday night. Kayne tells it, “Metallica hits the Eventually, Thursdays became so L’Amour stage and launch[es] overcrowded the owners turned into ‘Fight Fire with Fire,’ ripping Friday rock. A Saturday takeover through the club’s collective brains, The Metal Massacre show poster soon followed. Inside of a year, Photo from the Alex Kayne Collection the club was taken over by the driving the crowd into a frenzy, the riffage in your face, the crushing rock crowd. The change in the lyrics lamenting mutually assured club’s direction had more to do studio album, was recorded. The band destruction, all-out nuclear war on wouldn’t make it back to New York with a shifting of the scene, rather than the brink of extinguishing mankind. City until Dec. 1, 1986 on the much someone suggesting it. It was more like I can’t think of a better way to open a larger stage at the Felt Forum, now they surrendered to it.” show. They could have played until 12 known as the Hulu Theater at Madison And quicker than one can quack, the noon (the following day) and no one Square Garden. disco ducks of the day were replaced by would have moved. By the end of that They were also missing their origi- long-haired metalheads practically overfirst night, everyone agreed that even nal bass player. Tragedy struck on Sept. night, and a legend was born. Throughthough all the bands were exceptional, 27, 1986 while Metallica was on tour out the entire 1980s, L’Amour was the Metallica was clearly the best metal in Sweden. The bus carrying the band place to be if you wanted to find your band in existence.” purportedly hit a patch of black ice and heavy metal brethren and the place to Though it was not Metallica’s first rolled over. Cliff Burton, arguably one play if you wanted to find your fans. time on L’Amour’s stage, the historical of the most talented players to ever However, all good things meet their significance of this particular show was pound four strings, died at the scene. inevitable end. The metal scene startthat it would be their last. It was the be- He was 24. ed petering out, and in 2004 L’Amour ginning of Metallica’s yearlong zigzag During metal’s heyday, L’Amour closed its doors for good. While the acacross the U.S. in support of their sec- (pronounced “la-mawrz” by natives) tual building is still there, long gone are ond studio album, “Ride the Lightning.” was the only place in Brooklyn where the famous marquee and comparatively At the end of 1985, the band took metalheads could see their favorite tasteful exterior. a brief break from the road. It was bands play live and find a bunch of new The L’Amour community holds up during this time off that Metallica was bands to love. Located at 1546 62nd to this day, though it now meets on a lured away from Megaforce Records St., the club opened as a discotheque in Facebook page. and signed to Elektra by A&R rep and 1978. When asked what he misses most As Alex Kayne explains, “The own- about the place, Kayne says, “I miss Brooklyn native Michael Alago, and “Master of Puppets,” Metallica’s third ers decided to do rock nights on the off- the camaraderie with the people and

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett outside the club.

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the sense of staff as a family, all of us working in sync together to create a great atmosphere, to execute a great show and to provide an excellent overall experience for the people who came there. Could there ever be another place like it? That really would have a lot to do with timing, don’t you think? Because L’Amour and heavy metal grew up together … the crowd at L’Amour was able to nurture metal in its infancy, and help it grow into the wild-eyed monster that it is today. I’m not sure something like that can happen again the way it did back then. The freehearted vibe at L’Amour, coupled with an unrivaled roster of bands that came through the doors across the decades, is something that would be quite difficult to recreate. “L’Amour was the first full-on [and] full-time metal club in the area, period. That’s what made L’Amour distinct, prestigious. L’Amour Brooklyn’s many contributions to the development, pollination and ultimate domination of the East Coast metal scene are undeniable — the ripples of which are still felt today. I’m very fortunate to have been a part of it – part of the greatest celebration of heavy metal music New York has ever seen. As many L’Amour regulars say, if you weren’t there, then you won’t ever understand.” Indeed.

Metallica at L’Amour in January 1985 Photo from the Alex Kayne Collection / All materials are courtesy of the L’Amour Book.


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IN PUBLIC SERVICE COMPILED BY PAULA KATINAS AND JOHN ALEXANDER

ROSE INTRODUCES BILL TO END LOBBYIST LOOPHOLE U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Brooklyn-Staten Island) has introduced legislation to close the lobbyist loophole that has been abused in the past by the likes of Michael Cohen and former Sen. Tom Daschle, in which former elected officials or senior advisors are hired as “consultants” to avoid registering as federal lobbyists. “If someone acts like a lobbyist, and is paid like a lobbyist, then they ought to register as a lobbyist,” Rose said. “The American people are sick and tired of corrupt loopholes designed for politicians and well-connected insiders to exploit on behalf of special interests and donors. This isn’t a partisan issue; this is an American issue—so let’s close this loophole so we can start regaining the trust of the people.” Rose’s “Lobbyist Loophole Closure Act” would require individuals who provide paid strategic advice in support of a lobbying contact with a government official to register as lobbyists—even if they don’t make direct contact. Under current law, trade associations and companies routinely hire outside consultants to provide “strategic advice” as part of their lobbying activities, although because these outside consultants aren’t directly lobbying government officials, they are not required to register as federal lobbyists. In early 2017, several companies hired President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to obtain advice in lobbying the administration—which allowed him to avoid registering as a federal lobbyist. Similarly, after leaving office, Daschle joined a law and lobbying firm as a “special policy advisor” in which he consulted without formally registering as a lobbyist. – JA

NADLER, FEINSTEIN BLAST TRUMP ASYLUM PLAN U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-parts of Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge-Upper West Side), the chairperson of the House Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, have issued a joint statement highly critical of a plan by the Trump administration to have people seeking asylum in the U.S. remain in Mexico while their cases are pending in court. “The Trump administration is on a mission to take apart the asylum system, which was developed after the horrors of World War II to ensure persecuted people have an opportunity to petition our government for safety. The basic responsibility owed to those seeking asylum under U.S. and international law is that people fleeing for their lives cannot be turned away without a chance to make their case,” the lawmakers said in their statement. Nadler and Feinstein charged that the administration’s plan “creates more chaos at the border, harming refugees instead of protecting them.” There is a “significant possibility” that asylum seekers would be in danger of being persecuted or tortured in Mexico, the lawmakers said. – PK

NEW YORK STATE RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION Through the efforts of Assemblymember Jaime Williams (D-Canarsie- Georgetown-Mill Basin-Marine Park-Bergen Beach-Gerritsen Beach), New York State has joined the countries of Qatar, Ireland and Nigeria, and the United Nations in proclaiming Jan. 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace, development and equality. According to a statement released by Williams, the United Nations through its adoption of resolution 73/25 “International Day of Education,” co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other member states, demonstrated the unwavering support for inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. “The importance of recognizing the International Day of Education stresses that education Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Jaime Williams plays a key role in building societies with equitable goals and contributes to the achievement Assemblymember Jaime Williams. of all.” remarked Williams. “The importance of education helps to eradicate poverty and hunger, even one lesson can make a world of difference.” contributes to improved health, promotes genThe endeavor was originally put forward by der equality and can reduce inequality, and most the Collegiate Congress with the goal of stressing importantly promote human rights. One teacher, the need and importance of global education. –JA

ASSEMBLYMEMBER LENTOL ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION GRANT FOR 1.4 ACRE GREEN ROOF

JEFFRIES TELLS TODD: WE DON’T WORK FOR DONALD TRUMP U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brownsville-Canarsie-Coney Island), chairperson of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Jan. 27 and told moderator Chuck Todd that the Democratic-led House of Representatives will serve as an important check on President Donald Trump. “I think the American people want to see checks and balances. We are a separate and co-equal branch of government. We don’t work for Donald Trump. We work for the American people,” Jeffries told Todd, according to a transcript of the interview released by Jeffries’ office. But Jeffries also said in the interview that he did not think talk of impeaching Trump was appropriate at this point in time. “Well it’s certainly not appropriate right now. We do have a constitutional responsibility pursuant to Article One to serve as a check and balance on an out of control executive branch. We take that responsibility seriously. However, we’re not going to over-investigate. We’re not going to over-politicize. We’re not going to overreach as it relates to that solemn constitutional responsibility.” The Democratic majority in the House hopes to work in a bipartisan fashion with Republicans on issues like health care and transportation, Jeffries said. “We have taken the position that we do want to work in a bipartisan way, and want to do it in particular on behalf of our ‘For the People’ agenda. We’ve said we’re going to fight hard for lower health care costs, to increase pay for everyday Americans, strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect people with preexisting conditions, enact a real infrastructure plan,” Jeffries told Todd. – PK

Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Joe Lentol

Tony and Gina Argento of Broadway Stages, Assemblymember Joe Lentol and Marni Majorelle of Alive Structures. Assemblymember Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) has announced the award of $1.5 million in a New York State grant to Broadway Stages, Ltd. to fund the creation of green rooftops, totaling 1.4 acres, on three of its sound stages in Greenpoint in partnership with Alive Structures. The rooftops will provide a wide range of benefits, ranging from stormwater capture to air pollution reduction. The grant was provided by New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP).

Broadway Stages partnered with Alive Structures, New York City Audubon and the Newtown Creek Alliance on the Kingsland Wildflowers project, which was initially funded through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.   “Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages was a great success and is the perfect example that shows the potential of this project,” said Lentol. “I am very excited that this grant funded such a great project right here in Greenpoint.  It will add green space, improve the environment and provide

a natural habitat for countless beneficial insects and birds.” GIGP provides $15 million in funding across New York State for unique stormwater infrastructure design and cutting-edge green technology projects. GIGP solicits grant applications for projects that improve water quality and demonstrate green stormwater infrastructure in New York State. “The green roofs have the potential to remove the emissions equivalent of over 40,000 cars per year,” Lentol added. “Congratulations to Broadway Stages and Alive Structures.” – JA


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OPINION CONSEQUENCES

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e often say in political campaign literature that there is a clear difference between the candidate you are supporting and the candidate you are opposing. We also often say that elections have consequences. It did not take very long following the 2018 election for both these expressions to prove themselves true. Last week, we saw all our local elected officials with the exception of Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Bill Colton vote for a nine-month abortion bill. The yes votes in support of broadening the legality of abortion in the third trimester were cast by state Senators Andrew Gounardes and Diane Savino, and Assemblymembers Peter Abbate, Felix Ortiz and Mathylde Frontus.

In addition to legalizing the right to an abortion in certain circumstances up to the moment of birth, the legislation, now law after being immediately signed by Gov. Cuomo, repeals the state requirement that only a licensed physician can perform an abortion and incredibly repeals protections for accidental live births. This sets the stage for a live birth abortion baby to die from neglect. Finally, the new law supported by many of our local Democrats disallows criminal charges that would result from the loss of the baby due to an act of violence. Marty Golden (whom I served as chief of staff) was part of a group of senators who, for many years, prevented this legislation from becoming law. Andrew Gounardes voted for it. Two

very different views. Elections have consequences. As an aside, the governor held a celebration immediately following the final passage as part of his bill-signing ceremony. This celebration included his office ordering the government-owned World Trade Center to display a pink color in honor of the chaptering of the nine-month abortion legislation.

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the state Senate, this bill did not come to the floor for a vote. Again, Golden action morally disagreeable and Gounardes have very different views on this to them in their faces. The state legislature also legislation. Elections have passed the Dream Act which consequences. provides the same tuition as*** sistance benefits for the chilWhile Max Rose was dren of illegal aliens as it does probably second-guessing for the children of American his vote on the speaker, citizens. This costly law — Assemblymember Nicole which many opposed on the Malliotakis filed the initial grounds that the families paperwork for a possible had entered and remained in run for Congress. Yet to the country illegally — was announce, she filed a comopposed and debated by As- mittee with the Federal Elecsemblymember Malliotakis. tions Commission in order Once again, our local Demo- to be able to raise funds. In cratic legislators including politics, we call this testing Gounardes, Savino, Abbate, the waters. In fact, CongresOrtiz and Frontus voted for sional races are multi-million dollar campaigns and the NYS Dream Act. seriousGROUP candidates need to5 When theBROOKLYN GOP controlled MEDIA • JUNE

start raising funds early. Malliotakis takes the business of representing her district and all things regarding the elective franchise very seriously. Nicole, during her mayoral run, received 67 percent of the vote in the congressional district, and was re-elected in 2018, which was not a good year for Republican/Conservatives by a wide margin. Fran Vella-Marrone, the Brooklyn Conservative Party chairperson, indicated that if Nicole were to go forward with the race, she could count on Brooklyn Conservative Party support. *** Happy Birthday and best wishes to Mike Long, who on February 1. - celebrates JUNE 11,his 2014

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Focus on Bay Ridge By Charles F. Otey

Brannan, Beckmann Want To Know:Why So Many Crashes in Bay Ridge?

Cell Phones? Texting? No Enforcement? Or the Nuts Behind the Wheel? Last week Councilmember Justin Brannan and Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann expressed their appropriate displeasure when, as writer Paula Katinas reported in this newspaper, “There were 3,312 car crashes in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. This is 400 more [crashes] than the average number of collisions in other Brooklyn neighborhoods during that same time period, according to [Councilmember Justin] Brannan, who said the statistics show a serious public safety problem on local streets.” The rise in cellphones and electronic devices could be factors that distract drivers,

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but local officials pointed out that cellphones are used everywhere — not just in Southwest Brooklyn.

The Laws Are There, but How About Enforcement?

The other day, as I was walking along Third Avenue near 74th Street, I attempted to cross over to Anthony’s Butcher Shop, only to have my way blocked by a noncommercial minivan driver stuck in the middle of a trafficstopping, horn-honking U-turn mob scene. A dozen or so other pedestrians shared my dismay at the driver’s selfish flouting of the law, not to mention disregard for our own physical security. The driver, protected in part by tinted windows, froze in place as though he/she wasn’t really there. “Where’s a traffic cop when you need him?” a woman pedestrian exclaimed. Pointing a finger at the driver, she added, “That’s against the law!” Then fate stepped in as a few in the growing sidearm assemblage sensed by our side the very welcome presence of a New York City traffic enforcement agent; his blue-andwhite patrol car was stopped a few feet away. I could swear I heard the triumphant strains of the “William Tell Overture,” the sounds of beating horse hooves and the voice of a masked man exhorting his steed, “Hi-ho, Silver!” There was no sign of Tonto, and nary a “neigh” from Scout, but it did seem like a “truth and justice moment” as the swelling crowd of irate onlookers shifted their collective attention from the driver and looked with hope toward the newly arrived lawman for at least some eastern justice.

Was Justice Really Served? Who Was that Masked Man?

Seeing a need to step up and do my civic duty, with due respect, of course, I explained

Councilmember Justin Brannan

Josephine Beckmann

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to the man in blue and white, “This person is making an illegal U-turn and tying up traffic at the same time!” United in purpose, the other pedestrians nodded their agreement while keeping their eyes fixed on the potential law violator whose minivan had begun inching away after clogging traffic for more than a full minute. (Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t a happy ending.) To our collective dismay, the traffic agent quickly let the wind out of our spontaneous courtroom drama by patiently outlining that what the U-turner was doing was not necessarily against the law. “You have to determine whether the guy making the U-turn is making a three-point turn or a full turn,” he noted, even as he stood there with a small crowd blocked from crossing the avenue due to said turn. “Is this legal?” a disbelieving citizen demanded to know of the officer as the alleged U-turner began to make his/her escape. “Don’t really know for sure,” he replied. “I didn’t see it happening.” Indicating that he had pressing business elsewhere, the officer excused himself, entered his official vehicle and began to move away.

she remarked. “Those guys [New York City traffic enforcement agents] are just out here to give parking tickets — that’s where the money is!” Brannan — a former co-owner of a small and very popular business, The Art Room, on Third Avenue, which is run by his wife Leigh and his mom Mary — noted that better enforcement of existing laws would be a key to cutting down on the number of automobile accidents. Merchants and shoppers alike have long been aware that traffic agents levy thousands of dollars daily on places like Third Avenue. “It’s like a cash cow,” another merchant told us. “It’s easy.” The merchant acknowledged that “fair enforcement will benefit all of us. At the same time, the ticketing agents should learn to be a little more understanding when, for instance, an overloaded shopper takes an extra moment or two packing her purchases into her vehicle while maybe a few minutes over the allotted time.” Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, an attorney, pointed out that extra consideration should be given to smaller businesses in terms of fines and taxes, especially since many stores are closing because they can’t compete with internet giants like Amazon. Kudos to Brannan, who may now be in a position to have the city end its plunder of “cash cow” thoroughfares like Third Avenue and do much more to curb errant drivers, especially those who constantly tie up traffic by making U-turns wherever it may suit their purpose without regard to the poorly understood “U Turn — Or No U-Turn” law.

U-Turn or Not U-Turn: Is That Even a Question?

A few seconds later, the errant driver completed his/her torturous twist and sped away down Third Avenue. Lifting her shopping bags, the female pedestrian who had a minute or so earlier cried out, “That’s against the law,” gave her take on what had just happened. “The city doesn’t care about bad drivers,”

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Avenue. The prominent dinner was Third hostyou these things. Fame..Another renowned Famous and editor Waltwith Whitman. Scouts, and sincepoet he Ridge United Methodist Church Hamilton High School. Avenue. TheAlice dinner waswas host-a ••• ed by Dr. Farkouh, graduate of Fort Hamilton, I can also be hapattorney forFHHS Major (aka the Green Church). edformer by Dr. Alice of Farkouh, Michael ••• Connors, the past principal Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow Letitia James, *** pily by myself for League Baseball, a few * *the * state’s Michael Connors, the past principal of FHHS founding partner and and the current president Panela needs a loving new attorney came The Brooklyn Public home. Lilong periods, but I hits, runs and strikes. 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Many cats are a trip a kill shelter. Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of dress. Place is awarded $20,000, Leader and New York’s Andrew Gounardes. pecially enjoy being the only cat in the house. That as vice president of borstreet near Colonial Roadfor the work. Many cats biting are saved from a trip a kill shelter Hissing, spitting, cats make eyetocontact with received “Veteran dress. Year” the Award from of We along second place, $10,000 and seniortagged Senator Charles would beand my preference. ough promotion and enwas formally dedicated Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, trust and hope begin... the New Year” Award from We tagged for Brannan BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ the York State the grand procession Schumer, and New along York that Justin introduced and musical selections. third place, “I am an easy cat to take, as $5,000. I am meticulousgagement for NYC and Tom Kane Way and was Photos by Ted General Jackson, and trust and hope begin... theforNew York State the procession that division ofoath the CWV. passed throughout the ceme*** Stategrand Senate Majority Leader Gounardes the of program givesayou ly clean. I am“Even looking forThe a we new home, life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding HEY JUDE: though live together, we do division of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeThe Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of office ceremony. Several the opportunity to like attend Andrea Stewart-Cousins. On Weds., Feb. 6, the friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you to come Gerard Sauer, the pastor of new sign. HEY JUDE: “Even together. though we together, weold. do not have to be adopted Welive are nine years Thethe Kings tery and by candlelit graves Chapter is County hold- Society of Old Brooklynites The event is open fallen soldiers from both sides citof y councilmembers, free classes, meet with a Greek Orthodox Church and meet me? Look into my stunning yellow eyes, to the public. Reservations St. Mel's Church, a former asnotwill have toscratch be adopted together. Wefurniture. areand nine years old We not or damage your Hi, I am Chapter is and hold-— of which I am first vice soldiers from both sides its annual offallen the conflict. As we trekked fellow ing state senators prelate Archbishop Demebusiness counselor learn and I’llacapture youror loving heart. This could be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. We will not scratch damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to ing its annual oftrios, the the conflict. As we trekked dinner dance on through the pathways, there Geron of America, assemblymembers were in president — will be kicking how to write a business plan. 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 delivered the invocation. the the audience. off the bicentennial year of Orientation classes are being am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, my toys; you would think Ibe was a kitten. I and will play give with you all the love and attention Thursday uniformed re-enactors ning, 2,eveat Walt Whitman’s birthday, at --were soldiers standing guard, Boy and Girl June Scouts from Three mayoral conheld at two area libraries — 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, tenders — Bronx Borough Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Sunset Park Library, 4201 7:30 p.m., at the 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Borough musicians and singers perSociety of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine AveKane's family, friends and associates on this you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers perFourth Ave., Tues., Mar. 19, President Ruben Diaz, New ChurchPolonaise were partTerrace, of the Hall. Other society officers 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 Color Guard and the Fort York City Comptroller Scott from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Bay Polonaise Terrace,are President George forming Civil War thousands songs. 150 Greenpoint The event drew Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profi *** Vinnie Gentile --York who ensured the fullSchool Counallergies and is no longer able to us. IRidge hope ttoorjoin your loving family. You will not bekeep disappointed…Hello Stringer, and New City Hamilton High Sym- Broadhead, Second Vice Ridge Library, 7223 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs, ganization committed to rescuing companion aniFormer Science Assistant Principal and a cil approved the co-naming, wrote in the proyour loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I President Michael SpinBlvd., Weds., Mar. 27, from Speaker and Acting phonic Band conducted by group Avenue. ofCouncil relatives, Civil War buffs, This year, the amateur historians and mals from New York City shelters where, unfortupast Bay Ridge Community Council Presigram, "A lifelong Bay Ridge resident, Tom's there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am Assistant Principal of PerPublic Advocate ner,its Treasurer Sherman New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea 6 to 7:30 p.m. To participate, Thisbeyear, the group amateur historians and will honoring genealogists, localCorey residents nately, they are at signifi cant risk for euthanasia dent, Tom Greene was back at Denyse Wharf tremendous contributions and achievements love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am great with animals and people. Please call our mommy, forming Arts Tom Oberle Silverman and Secretary Johnson also attended. Stewart-Cousins and New York State Attorney you must register at bklynbe honoring its genealogists, local residents willNational Commander and hundreds of out-ofdue towith overcrowding. directly helping the and adjoining smallGeneral beach Letitia underJames. the left mark the community he Commander great animals andBeyond people. 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Chaplain, War vetAmong the attendees wereat 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 nation. These ast legisbe respected, per capita the Maria Makrinos, new president ofinthe civic beenmust marching inand ev-New Anthony Fath e r re-Principals eransorganization are twothe past FHHS Assistant buried inweek, thehas David Whitebook lature Memorial passed theDay nation. These York State residents already sources would High School Alumni Fort Hamilton Associaery Brooklyn Parade since its Anthony and buried in Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, Tom Greene. Both are statisticsfor are DREAM Act, a bill to have enough costs dampen-tion, be much betstopped, bringing free doughnuts founding 1880. Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are Tickets are by making it inthe former presidents of Both the Bay troubling ing their economic outlook. allow the children of illegal ter allocated all volunteers. are Ridge making it Civil the formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bayon $75Tickets perthe person. largest their own; immigrants to apply for the There are processes in to relieving * * Community * $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a c omp ou n dplace to become a citizen, state’s Tuition Assistance that presThe Kings County Republican Party ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as is a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarpay taxes and enjoy the sure, and Program (TAP). When bills ing them with holding its 2014t Lincoln and 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 helpingon to skirt federal law, and place benefits of other New York Dinner x p e nto sive, Sunday, June 22, from enoon Grimm will be the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h i p3 speaker at the next meeting Also as part of the comi l l- c oAmong nceived a massive, undue burden State residents. They must p.m., driveat down the Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. at theMen’s next meeting Also as partthere of the were com- ofspeaker St. Patrick’s Club, on memoration legislation on resident taxpayers, the be respected. cost of educathe honored guests will be Westchester Coun-is of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on memoration there were Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union and priority has been placed in The state’s TAP and Ex-ty tion, generally.Rob BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER ludicrous. Executive Astorino, the state GOP’s Tuesday, June 7, atadjacent 7:30 p.m.,to encampments of Union who and the club Confederate re-enactors the wrong area. According The Assembly celsiorin Scholarships areroom not candidate BRIAN KOLB for governor. in the club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors who to St. Patrick’s school gympitched near the main a recent report, Thetents Assembly Minority free. They cost millions of Minority ConHe has been tapped as the county’s “Man to St. Patrick’s school gympitched near nasium at 97th Street and gate, on tents bothhas Sunday and Conference been,the andmain dollars, and in the interests New York’s students are ference has offered a numof the Year.” Other honorees include former nasium at 97th Street andwith an average ber of solutions to reduce gate, on both Sunday and Fourth Avenue. Memorial Day. continues to be,While a staunchstepof equity, should be priorigraduating GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy Fourth Avenue. Memorial While step••• ping along Day. infortheadequate nighttime advocate tized for documented, legal debt of more than $30,000. the debt burden facing stuas “Counselor of the Year,” past City Coun••• from pingeducation along we infunding the nighttime More news St. showed procession, came across and residents. Another study that dents and make education cil candidate and of the Brooklyn More news from procession, we came acrossStudents Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, withPresident Susan Pulaski, a former creating opportunities New York, St. along Penn- more affordable. Among in New York Young Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June Susan Pulaski, a former after 2 p.m. special concert president of theto Bay Ridge for everyone succeed. already faceasome of the sylvania and5, Michigan, has some of the proposals are: Republican of the Year,” plus the following after a 2 p.m. special concert president of the and Bay St.burdens Patrick’s Church, there Historical Society a Ridge comch a i rlaworstin debt in the • Increase the household However, immigration laws the worst student loan debt dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community Francenia Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveiling mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait ofand the dedilateHall,Brothers Board pleased Memorial John. in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Parade of with cation a portrait of the late Scholarship Board Ten.big Obviously, pleased Brothers Fund.Memorial with the turnout, wasDayMaestro Aldo Bruschi in the Also in Tickets are $200 a pop and available at Society President Brooklyn Historian Ron Aldo Bruschi with the big and turnout, was Maestro in the Scholarship Fund. 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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF SALE

Supreme court KINGS COUNTY IPA ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, Pltf. vs. SOPHIA LEAHING, et. al, Deft(s), Index No. 004262/2013. Pursuant to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 11, 2018 and entered with the Kings County Clerk on February 27, 2018, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201, the premises known as 1308 Utica Avenue and 1310 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203, BLOCK 4780, LOTS 31 & 32, sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. Charles F. Otey, Esq. - Referee CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON, ESQ. Attys. For Plaintiff, 33 Davison Lane East, West Islip, NY 11739

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. JOSEPH ROBERT SPARROW, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on November 14, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on February 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 32 East 55th 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 4624 and Lot 23. Approximate amount of judgment is $22,126.95 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 504011/15. Mark Anthony Longo, Esq., Referee Bronster, LLP, 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10019, Attorneys for Plaintiff

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against CHARLES CLARKE, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 31, 2017. 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 28 th day of February, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 1308 E 85 th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11236. (Block: 08075, Lot: 0044). Approximate amount of lien $ 797,846.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 155908. Jeffrey R. Miller, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 #166676

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERSON A. SPRINGER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated July 6, 2017 and entered on July 31, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on February 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., 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 1629 and Lot 10. Said premises may also be known as 556 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY. Approximate amount of judgment is $28,667.45 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index # 17949/2011. John Dalli, Esq., Referee The Law Ofce of Thomas P. Malone, PLLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 553, New York, New York 10165, Attorneys for Plaintiff #166680

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 507771/2018 Borough: Brooklyn Block: 867 Lot: 4 NYCTL 2017-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. ARIEH BROWN, if living, or if he be dead, his wife, 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 ARIEH BROWN, 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; MAMBO LOUNGE INC.; NANCY T. SUNSHINE, COMMISSIONER OF JURORS; 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 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 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: August 7, 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, 2019, 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 613 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York and identied as Block 867, Lot 4 (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 $87,794.66, 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 2017-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 #167032

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS INDEX NO. 506939/2015 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. DEBORAH MCNEILL, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA MCNEILL; RICKEY MCNEILL, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA MCNEILL; GLEN MCNEILL, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA MCNEILL; JEFFREY MCNEILL, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA MCNEILL; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA MCNEILL; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specic lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, lega-

tees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; CSGA, LLC; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; INVESTORS COLLATERAL CORP.; SHANEEKA MCNEILL, Defendants. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 40 VAN BUREN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11221 District: Section: Block: 1795 Lot: 24 To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on 15-020561 - ThA Drafter:Thomas Abballe the Plaintiff Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $750,000.00 and interest, recorded on September 9, 2011, at Instrument number 2011000320085, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 40 VAN BUREN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11221. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can

lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: COREY ROBSON, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 #167024

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS INDEX NO.: 521568/2016 Date Filed: 12/05/2016 SUPPLEMNTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE MORTGAGED PREMISES: 1833 East 13th Street, Unit 2A, Brooklyn, NY 11229 Block/ Lot #: 6819/1007 Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial; venue is based upon the county in which the mortgaged premises is situate. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF KINGS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, -against- Yakov Rychik; New York City Parking Violations Bureau; New York City Transit Adjudication Bureau; Board of Managers of 1829-1833 E. 13th Street Condominium; New York City Environmental Control Board; “John Does” and “Jane Does”, said names being ctitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises and corporations, other entities or persons who have, claim, or may claim, a lien against or other interest in, the premises, Defendants, TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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 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 OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $472,500.00 and interest, recorded in the Kings County

Clerk’s Ofce on April 6, 2007 in CRFN 2007000178909, covering premises known as 1833 East 13th Street, Unit 2A, Brooklyn, NY 11229 - Block/Lot # 6819/1007. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. The Plaintiff also seeks a deciency judgment against the Defendants and for any debt secured by said Mortgage which is not satised by the proceeds of the sale of said premises. TO the above named Defendants, the foregoing Supplemental Summons with Notice is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Mark I. Partnow of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, dated December 4, 2018. Dated: January 24, 2019 McCalla, Raymer, Leibert, Pierce, LLC /s/ Marika Dagounis Marika Dagounis, Esq. 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 840 New York, New York 10170 p. 347-286-7409 f. 347-286-7414 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid ofce to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid ofce, there are government agencies and non-prot organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at: http://www.dfs.ny.gov RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. You have the right to stay in your home during the foreclosure process. You are not required to leave your home unless and until your property is sold at auction pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale. Regardless of whether you choose to remain in your home, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY and pay property taxes in accordance with state and local law. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly prot from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for prot to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. #166960


22• EXTRA EDITION HOME REPORTER AND SPECTATOR • Week of February 1-7, 2019

2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, V. LALI MALDONADO, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2017, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST is the Plaintiff and LALI MALDONADO, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on February 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 2753 11TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11235: Block 8763, Lot 76: 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, Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 28222/2011. STEPHEN VINCENT BARBARO, 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. #166273

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM Gowanus Repowering Project Application for Certicate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need before the New York State Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment Pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Service Law Department of Public Service Case Number: 18-F-0758 Date/ times of meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Two sessions—3:30 to 5:30 PM and 6:30 to 8:30 PM Place: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 558 59th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 Applicant: Astoria Generating Company, L.P. 420 2nd Avenue P.O. Box 658 Brooklyn, NY 11232 Facility: Gowanus Generating Station 420 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232 Kings County Project Description Article 10 of the Public Service Law provides the regulatory process for siting some power plants in New York State. Astoria Generating Company, L.P. (“AGC†) operates two generating stations on barges in the East River along the shore of the Gowanus/Sunset Park neighborhoods, Community District 7, Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, City of New York, namely the existing Gowanus Generating Station (“Gowanus†) and Narrows Generating Station (“Narrows†). AGC is proposing under Article 10 to repower the older, less efcient electric generating units at Gowanus and replace them with new, more efcient electric generating units (the “Gowanus Repowering Project†or the “Projectâ€

). The Gowanus Repowering Project will entail the replacement of the current 32 older generating units on four barges with eight larger more efcient, natural gas-powered units situated equally on two barges. The current megawatt (“MW†) rating of Gowanus is 640 MW. The Project will result in a MW rating no greater than 610 MW, 30 MW less than the current facility. The current MW rating of Narrows is 320 MW. Upon the commencement of operation of the Project, AGC will retire Narrows resulting in a total decrease of 350 MW of traditional generation in the area. AGC believes the Project sizing with the retirement of Narrows will result in cleaner, more efcient electric generation and provide the electric reliability required for the Gowanus/Sunset Park neighborhood as renewable energy production expands over time. Furthermore, the Project, by continuing the location of the generating units on barges, will also maintain the critical infrastructure resilience demonstrated by the existing Gowanus facility. The public information meeting will provide information about the project and the Article 10 review process and will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions. Project Contacts and Website: Mailing address: Astoria Generating Company, L.P. Gowanus Generating Station 420 2nd Avenue P.O. Box 658 Brooklyn, New York 11232 Attn. John Paul Reese Toll-free Number: 1-833-617-9547 Email: info@ repoweringbrooklyn.com Website: www.repoweringbrooklyn. com #166787

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. 146 SKILLMAN PLAZA LLC, Pltf. vs. AASH STREET CORP., et al, Defts. Index #510331-2017. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 26, 2018, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Courthouse, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., prem. k/a 236 Palmetto St., Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 3352, Lot 11. Said property located at a point on the southeasterly side of Palmetto St. distant 182.5 ft. northeasterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southeasterly side of Palmetto St. and the northeasterly side of Hamburg Avenue; being a plot 100 ft. x 17.5 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $1,182,871.14 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. SIMON SHAMOUN., Referee. STIM & WARMUTH, P.C., Attys. for Pltf., 2 Eight St., Farmingville, NY. #96344 #166827

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings HSBC Bank USA N.A., as Trustee on Behalf of The Holders of the OPTEMAC Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certicates, Series 2006-1,, Plaintiff AGAINST Ann Stewart aka Annie Stewart, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 11/27/17 and entered on 12/15/17, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on March 07, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises

known as 259 E 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212. 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: 4628, LOT: 52. Approximate amount of judgment is $908,828.11 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 007757/2009. Stephen M. Zeitlin, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 #166854

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2004-FR3 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-FR3, Plaintiff against PATRICIA TEEL, 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 November 16, 2018, 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 February 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 1796 East 53rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Block 8513 Lot 43. 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. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $696,287.60 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 15622-08. Simon Shamoun, Esq., Referee SPSJC067 #166772

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST Yolanda Chard as heir at law and next of kin of Alfonso O. Moore; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 29, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on February 14, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 600E 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203-5614. 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 4955 Lot 27. Approximate amount of judgment $519,678.34 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 500885/2016. Bruno Codispoti, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: December 18, 2018 59940 #166283

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN ACM GRANTOR TRUST 2013, SERIES 2013-1, Plaintiff against MEDINOTU I. FOWEWE AKA MEDINOTU FOWEWE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 19, 2017. 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 7th day of March, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: 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. Said premises known as 271 Jerome Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11207. (Block: 3982, Lot: 6). Approximate amount of lien $ 972,123.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 8972-11. Dominick R. Dale, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 #166856

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, V. DEBORAH DIPMORE-YORK A/K/A DEBORAH DIPMORE AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF MARY YORK, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 14, 2018, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff and DEBORAH DIPMORE-YORK A/K/A DEBORAH DIPMORE AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF MARY YORK, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on March 7, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 711 BUSHWICK AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11221: Block 3215, Lot 6: 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 Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 507506/2013. Michael Benjamin, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. #166803

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS SHAP R TRUSTEE, V. UNKNOWN

HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA GUEVARA A/K/A SYLVIA P. GUEVARE, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 14, 2018, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS SHAP R TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA GUEVARA A/K/A SYLVIA P. GUEVARE, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on March 7, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 635 EAST 42ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: Block 4976, Lot 54: 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 Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 506646/2014. Michael Benjamin, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. #166804

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- 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 WAYNE PHILLIP, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on December 11, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on March 7, 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 4707 and Lot 20 and being further known on such tax rolls as 107 East 59th Street, Brooklyn, New York. Said premises known as 107 EAST 59TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $44,143.95 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 12149/2011. GREGORY LASPINA, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #166937

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY MTGLQ INVESTORS L.P., Plaintiff against ATARAH WASHINGTON A/K/A ATARAH KOREN WASHINGTON, 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 May 14, 2018, 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 March 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 467 Essex Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Block 4036 Lot 13. 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 $638,371.81 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 18401/09. Gregory M. Laspina, Esq., Referee RSHC241 #166955

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. F/K/A JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, Against BERIS E BAKER; BASIL I BAKER; JOYCE H BAKER; ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 10/15/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on 3/7/2019 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 233 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings and City and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 4628 and Lot 59. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $319,844.07 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 33694/2007. Gregory LaSpina, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 1/28/2019 File Number: 34345 MNB #167019

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- SAM CHERA, JEANNY CHERA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 19, 2018 and entered on December 11, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on at March 7, 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 Stryker Street, distant 138.65 feet Northerly from the Northwest corner of Stryker Street and Avenue “X” as shown on the said plan; being a plot 100 feet by 20 feet by 100 feet by 20 feet. Block: 7173 Lot: 38 Said premises known as 124 STRYKER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $31,188.72 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 504381/2017. JOSEPH R. VASILE, ESQ., Referee Bronster, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 156 West 56th Street, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10019 #166943


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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006EC1, V. SEAN RIVERA, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 05, 2016, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006EC1 is the Plaintiff and SEAN RIVERA, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on February 14, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1057 67TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11219: Block 5758, Lot 54: 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 Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 4474/2007. Michael Lee Huttner, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. #166275

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2016A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs -against- MODI REALTY, INC., et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on December 18, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on March 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York, known and designated as Block 3712 Lot 40 on the Kings County Tax Assessment Map. Said premises known as 1869 PITKIN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $10,416.77 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 505111/2017. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #166942

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. U.S. BANK TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR CASTLE PEAK 2010-1 LOAN TRUST, Pltf. vs. MICHELINE ZAMIS, et al, Defts. Index #6369/2012. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 14, 2015, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., prem. k/a 1389 Saint Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 1357, Lot 56. Said property located at a point on the Northerly side of St. Marks Avenue, distant 25 ft. Westerly from the Northwesterly corner of St. Marks Avenue and Ralph Avenue; being a plot 80 ft. x 16 ft. 8 in. Approx. amt. of judgment is $869,424.20 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. STEVEN FINKELSTEIN, Referee. THE MARGOLIN & WEINREB LAW GROUP LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 165 Eileen Way, Ste. 101, Syosset, NY. - #96382 #166862

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2015A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs -against- PATRICK S. FOX, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on March 20, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on February 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York, known and designated as Block 8955 Lot 280 on the Kings County Tax Assessment Map. Said premises known as 120 EBONY COURT, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $16,868.22 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 501664/2016. MICHAEL D. BENJAMIN, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #166784

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS VENTURES TRUST 2013-I-NH BY MCM CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC, ITS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff AGAINST MUHAMMAD AKHTAR IF LIVING, AND IF HE/SHE BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, CLAIMING, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN, OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC LIEN UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS ACTION; SUCH UNKNOWN PERSONS BEING HEREIN GENERALLY DESCRIBED AND INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF SUCH DECEASED, ANY AND ALL PERSONS DERIVING INTER-

EST IN OR LIEN UPON, OR TITLE TO SAID REAL PROPERTY BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THEM, OR EITHER OF THEM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE WIVES, WIDOWS, HUSBANDS, WIDOWERS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED,ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 29, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on March 07, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 464 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11208. 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 4131, LOT 78. Approximate amount of judgment $1,195,084.13 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment for Index# 502168/2015. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 60822 #166860

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 19982 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERSON A. SPRINGER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated July 6, 2017 and entered on July 31, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on February 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., 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 1629 and Lot 10. Said premises may also be known as 556 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY. Approximate amount of judgment is $28,667.45 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index # 17949/2011. John Dalli, Esq., Referee The Law Ofce of Thomas P. Malone, PLLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 553, New York, New York 10165, Attorneys for Plaintiff #166799

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-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 through ETHEL WHITE, DECEASED, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale

entered herein on December 5, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on February 21, 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 1477 and Lot 22 and being further known on such tax rolls as 1408 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Said premises known as 1408 PITKIN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $125,011.59 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 14661/2014. JOSEPH R. VASILE, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #166591

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE TRUST 2007-AR5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007AR5, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2007, Plaintiff against REBECCA MATTHEWS, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 17, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 21 st day of February, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 250 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11207. (Block: 3979, Lot: 23). Approximate amount of lien $ 726,831.31 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 15946-08. Calvin J. Simons, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 #166528

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the HarborView Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Loan Pass-Through Certicates, Series 2006-12, Plaintiff AGAINST Anthony W. Hall, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/24/18 and entered on 12/11/18, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on February 21, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises known as 654 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233. 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: 1673, LOT: 32. Approximate amount of judgment is $839,553.16 plus in-

terests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 501413/2014. Dominick R. Dale, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 #166512

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wall Street Mortgage Bankers, Ltd, Plaintiff AGAINST Charles Rodgers; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 5, 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 February 21, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1263 East 88th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236. 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 8067 Lot 13. Approximate amount of judgment $675,710.01 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 32977/08. Aaron D. Maslow, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: January 3, 2019 60288 #166446

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certicateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certicates, Series 2007-7, Plaintiff AGAINST Miguelina Garcia; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated January 11, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11202 on February 21, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 134 Thomas South Boyland Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233. 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 1526 Lot 32. Approximate amount of judgment $934,834.82 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 274/08. Frank Hurley Jr., Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: January 7, 2019 60435 #166501

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC DBA CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, V. MICHELLE HARRIS AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF HUBERT MELTON, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2017, and entered in the Ofce of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC DBA CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and MICHELLE HARRIS AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF HUBERT MELTON, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the un-

dersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on February 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 1851 ATLANTIC AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11233: Block 1712, Lot 35: 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 Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 19279/2013. Helene Blank, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. #166643

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY, DAVID AMRUSI VS. SECOND CHOICE LLC, DAVID VAKNIN, DAVID BUCKNIK, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU AND NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD Index #507535/2013. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale dated November 29, 2018 and entered December 18, 2018, I will sell at public auction on Thursday February 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm in room 224 at the Courthouse located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY the property located at 666 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203 designated on the Tax Map for the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City of New York as Section 15, Block 4617, lots 23 and 26 as said Tax Map was laid out on May 19th, 1952 and now designated as Lot 23. Approximate amount of judgment is $1,458,727.30, plus costs and interest. This is a rst mortgage sold subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the led judgment and terms of sale. Steven H. Richman, Esq. Referee. Siri & Glimstead, 200 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. 10166; 212-532-1091. #166558

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P., Plaintiff against DELRIC POLLINS, ADMINISTRATOR AND HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF EDWARD POLLINS, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Druckman Law Group PLLC, 242 Drexel Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered July 30, 2018, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on February 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 1065 Vermont St. Unit 5-1C, Brooklyn, NY 11207. Block 4415 Lot 1019. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being The Condominium Unit (hereinafter referred to as the “Unit”) known as Unit No. 5-1C in the County of Kings and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $69,047.44 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 20647/2011. For sale information, please visit www.Auction. com or call (800) 280-2832. Michael D Benjamin, Esq., Referee 36327 #166735


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2ND DEPARTMENT/ PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2ND DEPARTMENT/ 2ND DEPARTMENT / PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS INDEX NO. 511234/2016 Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property Mortgaged Premises: 444 MONTAUK AVENUE, APT 1 BROOKLYN, NY 11208 Block: 4455 Lot: 36 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. MIGUEL MIRANDA, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES; GEORGE MIRANDA, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES; MILLIE SOTO, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES; EVELYN MIRANDA, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES; DIEGO SOTO, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES; LLEANA SOTO, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MONSERRATE ESTEVES, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specic lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being ctitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, De-

fendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $765,000.00 and interest, recorded on February 3, 2012, at Instrument number 2012000048939, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 444 MONTAUK AVENUE, APT 1 BROOKLYN, NY 11208. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: COREY ROBSON, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-2807675 #167027

NAME CHANGE NAME CHANGE LEE NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 22nd day of January, 2019, bearing the Index Number NC-001697-18/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofce of the Clerk located at Civil Court, Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me (us) the right to: assume the name of (First) YUAN (Last) LEE. My present name is (First) YUAN (Middle) HONG (Last) LEE FENG AKA YUAN HONG LEE-FENG. The city and state of my current address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is VENEZUELA. The month and year of my birth is January 1987. #167037

11216 BOYAJIAN PRODUCTS LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: BOYAJIAN PRODUCTS LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/28/2018. 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 Boyajian Products LLC, 39 Macdonough St. Brooklyn, NY, 11216. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166563

11237 JASMINE BURNSIDE STYLES LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: JASMINE BURNSIDE STYLES LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/1/2018. 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 Jasmine Burnside Styles LLC 782 Hart Street Apt 3E, Brooklyn, NY, 11237. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

8601 PROPERTY LLC

3601 REALTY LLC

Notice of Formation of 8601 Property LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/18. 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, 122 76th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 3601 REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/07. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 633 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: any lawful activity. #166141

#166426

DAPHNE ARCHITECTURE LLP Notice of Registration of Daphne Architecture LLP. Certicate led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Oft Kurman, P.A., Attn: Robert F. Herrmann, Esq., 10 E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: practice the profession of architecture. #166143

J.S. VICEROY LLC Notice of Formation of J.S. Viceroy LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Joseph Parascandolo, 9322 3rd Ave, Ste 334, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity.

11201 ONE SPIRE LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: ONE SPIRE LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/2/2019. 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 Leo Cyril Lucisano, 44 Hicks St Apt. 4 Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #166406

11228 BROOKLYN FOOD & BEVERAGE, LLC Notice of Application for Authority of BROOKLYN FOOD & BEVERAGE, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority led with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/20/2018. LLC organized in DE on 11/2/2017. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc.,7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Ofce address in jurisdiction of organization: 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 210-a, Wilmington, DE 19801. Copy of Articles of Organization on le with Secy. of State of DE, Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, John G. Townsend Bldg Dover DE 19901. Purpose of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.. #166966

11210 PURPOSEFUL ENDEAVORS, LLC

Notice of Formation of 8664 LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/18. 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, 8910 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of EVERSET of NE, LLC amended to EVEREST OF NE, LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/19. 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, 6404 18th Ave, PMB 131, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: 1512 DAHILL ROAD LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/3/2019. 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 Yu Feng Zheng, 1512 Dahill Road Brooklyn, NY, 11204. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: PURPOSEFUL ENDEAVORS, LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/24/2018. 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 Phiola Mcfarlane, 3220 Avenue H, Apt. 5L, Brooklyn, NY, 11210. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

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EVERSET OF NE, LLC

11204 1512 DAHILL ROAD LLC

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26• EXTRA EDITION HOME REPORTER AND SPECTATOR • Week of February 1-7, 2019

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

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he search is on for a dastardly duo that held up a Bensonhurst convenience store earlier this month. According to the police, the pair stole $400 from a grocery on 18th Avenue near 66th Street, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 6. Cops say the two men, both Caucasians about 30 years old, entered the store and, while one acted as a lookout, the other demanded money as he pointed a black revolver at the 22-year-old clerk, who handed over the cash, whereupon the duo took off, on foot, eastbound on 66th Street. According to the NYPD, one of the men is approximately 160 pounds and 5’6” tall, and wore glasses. He was last seen in a black jacket, blue jeans, a red bandana and brown work boots. The other suspect is described as approximately 165 pounds and 5’8” in height. He was last seen in a black jacket, a white hooded sweatshirt, white gloves, blue jeans and black sneakers. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Surveillance images of the suspects.

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

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

SOUNDS BROOKLYN LLC Notice of formation of SOUNDS

11203 HENRY’S FAMILY

BROOKLYN LLC Arts. of Org.

DAY CARE LLC

led with the Sect’y of State of

Notice of formation of limited li-

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

ability company (LLC). Name:

ce location, County of Kings.

HENRY’S FAMILY DAY CARE

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

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

served. SSNY shall mail pro-

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

cess to: The LLC, 80 Riverside

NY ofce location: Kings Coun-

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

ty. SSNY has been designat-

Purpose: any lawful act. #166401

STAT FRUIT LLC

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

Stat Fruit LLC Arts of Org led

be served. The post ofce ad-

with NY Sec of State (SSNY)

dress to which the SSNY shall

on 1/17/19. Ofce: Kings Coun-

mail a copy of any process

ty. SSNY designated as agent

against the LLC served upon

of LLC upon whom process

him/her is Pamela Henry 830

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

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

Purposes. #166936

#166826

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

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

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

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

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