Volume 83, No. 14
LAW & COMMERCE
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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COLUMBIAN LAWYERS GET UPDATES ON COURT OF APPEALS CASES AT CLE: The Columbian Lawyers Association invited attorney Brian Shoot to its monthly meeting at Marco Polo Restaurant last Tuesday, April 2, for a continuing legal education lecture on updates in Court of Brooklyn Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo Appeals civil cases. From left: Marisa Arrabito, Mindy Ricca and Sophia Candela. Visit brooklyneagle.com.
Catholic Lawyers Guild to honor six at annual dinner and installation
BBA to host public forum on people’s rights in police encounters
NYC AND LI BAR ASSOCIATIONS RAISE MONEY IN CHARITY HOCKEY GAME: The Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Brooklyn, will honor six people, including Domenick Napoletano (above) and install its new slate of officers and directors during the group’s annual dinner that will be held Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on May 16. Visit brooklyneagkle.com Eagle file photo by Mario Belluomo
After the New York Islanders clinched a playoff spot by beating the Sabres at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, March 30, lawyers from New York City and Long Island faced off against each other and raised more than $10,000 in a charity hockey match. Brooklyn attorney John Dalli, a member of the Columbian Lawyers Association and Catholic Lawyers Guild, helped to organize the event that was the idea of Queens attorney Joe Carola. Hon. Alan Scheinkman, (foreground center) presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, skated for the New York City team. Visit brooklyneagle.com. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese
Fern Finkel, chair of the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Foundation Law Committee, hosts regular “Know Your Rights” seminars that are free and open to the public. Later this month, she will host one with Catherine Gonzalez (not pictured) from Brooklyn Defender Services to explain people’s rights during and after police encounters. Visit brooklyneagle.com. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
Relief could be coming soon for victims of deed theft Brooklyn pols sponsored a bill that would return stolen homes to their rightful owners By Mary Frost The Record
A bill that will help ripped-off homeowners get their property back has passed both the New York Assembly and the Senate, and is awaiting the governor’s signature. The bill is meant to combat property fraud, which has turned into a crisis in Brooklyn’s gentrifying neighborhoods, according to housing advocates and local officials. Sponsored by state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (Bedford-Stuyvesant-Red Hook) and Assemblymember Helene Weinstein (FlatlandsSheepshead Bay), the legislation provides greater protections for homeowners who are in default or foreclosure. It also strengthens laws regulating shady property “consultants.” “It has a simple point,” Weinstein told the Record. “A district attorney can bring an action and find fraud, but there’s not a way to get the homeowner’s home back. This allows the DA to get into court and have the illegal deed thrown out, and have the house restored to the owner.” As it stands now, “There’s no legal way to get it back. “While it’s clearly good to lock somebody up, this voids the illegal transfer and allows the owner to get their home back,” she said. Weinstein says she has sponsored this bill in the Assembly for a number of years, but it only passed now that Democrats are in the majority in the Senate. “I’m happy Sen. Montgomery co-sponsored the bill,” she added. New York State Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement on Wednesday that her office receives more deed theft complaints from Brooklyn than the four other boroughs combined, and deed fraud scams disproportionately impact homeowners of color.
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Brooklyn officials have been sounding the alarm over the past year about increasing housing fraud in Brooklyn.
is deed fraud that occurs when malicious actors prey on homeowners facing foreclosure or another financial burden. After identifying distressed properties, scammers pressure their victims into a quick, cheap sale by pretending to be authorities or making too-good-to-betrue promises.
A bill that will help ripped-off homeowners get their property back has passed both the New York Assembly and the Senate, and is awaiting the governor's signature. Brooklyn Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan.
At a Borough Hall hearing in March, distraught residents and housing experts testified that homes worth millions of dollars are being systematically stolenthrough deed theft, liens for minor unpaid bills, fraudulent documents, predatory foreclosures and HPD’s Third Party Transfer (TPT) program. The hearing was co-sponsored by Montgomery, Borough President Eric Adams and Assemblymember Tremaine Wright. Deed theft primarily happens in two ways. The simplest way is through forgery; a thief submits falsified documents to the city recording a transfer of ownership. More insidious, however,
Homeowners may inadvertently sign away the deeds to their homes, sometimes not realizing the mistake until years later, according to Montgomery. Reversing the deed transfer can be close to impossible when homeowners have to take on the cost and time of a lawsuit. Deed crimes are highly concentrated in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush and Brownsville, James said. This is where property values have skyrocketed. According to a statement from Montgomery, fraudulent companies especially target seniors, homeowners struggling financially, and those for whom English is not their first language.
If signed, the new legislation would build upon the Home Equity Theft Prevention Act, which passed in 2006 to provide more protections, and transparency, to burdened homeowners who could make for ripe targets. HETPA provides the right to a complete contract, five days to cancel the contract and the right to an honest buyer and a fair sale.
The new bill expands on this by prohibiting certain tactics used by scammers. Other fraudulent activities are also prohibited: • Prohibiting deceptive behaviors such as pretending to be law enforcement or government representatives, taking temporary ownership of a deed, or engaging in harassment of the homeowner or the homeowner’s family. • Eliminating the requirement that a homeowner post a bond in order to file a lawsuit to stop a deed transfer. • Prohibiting loan modification consultants from requiring upfront fees for services. • Extending the amount of time a homeowner has to rescind transactions with distressed property consultants from five days to 14 days. In her statement, Montgomery called the bill “a major step forward in addressing one of the most pressing issues among homeowners.” “This is such a huge win for Brooklyn and our state. Fraudulent companies have targeted our homeowners for far too long,” Wright said.
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Art DIGITAL FAIRYTALES: VENGEANCE IS MINE When one encounters the term “Vengeance,” it is with excitement, suspicion and dread. For vengeance to exist, there must be a prior perception of victimhood, a grievance. The scale of which is determined by the protagonist, but the roles can quickly be flipped. And flipped and flipped again. The chain of vengeance can go on and on and, unless broken, lead to ever escalating levels of calamity. When: Mondays-Sundays through April 30th Where: DUMBO/Made in NY media Center (30 John Street)
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE/SHADOW LAKE Smack Mellon is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions, Katie Bell: A Place for Everything and
Everything in Its Place and Austin Ballard: Shadow Lake. Both artists create work inspired by the designed and built environment but adopt their own unique approaches. Katie Bell takes discarded and readymade objects to construct immense assemblages that match the industrial scale of Smack Mellon’s building. Austin Ballard, on the other hand, turns his focus onto household objects, specifically light fixtures and lampshades, to create a more intimate setting that resembles a suburban domestic interior. In both of these projects, however, the artists call attention to the way that architecture and design objects shape— whether dramatically or subtly—how we see and respond to the world. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through April 21st, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)
GALLERY AND FRIENDS: EXHIBITION TO BENEFIT THE NEW SANCTUARY COALITION A passionate group of accomplished mid-career artists are mounting an exhibit in Brooklyn Heights to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to preserve family unity. The grass roots organization has grown from a half-dozen congregations to a City-wide Movement in only a few years. 50% of sales will go to the New Sanctuary Coalition. When: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays through April 28th Where: Brooklyn Heights/ McKinney Chapel Theater (119-121 Pierrepont Street)
TRANSCENDENTAL PATHWAY Featuring work by Rachel Cohen, Deanna Lee, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Christine Romanell, Linda Schmidt, Transcendental can be described simply as abstract. It has other definitions though from mathematical
use, such as incapable of being the root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients, (π for example), or as relating to an experience determined by the mind’s makeup. Six artists in this exhibit take on different approaches to that definition through their individual styles of abstraction, be that from their intuitive creative approaches to inspiration from mathematical equations. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 29th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Gallery 55 (55 Water Street)
CATHERINE HAGGARTY -BENCHED An exhibition of site-specific work. When: Daily through April 29th, Where: DUMBO/Main Window (1 Main Street)
NYC TRASH!: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE SCULPTURE GARDEN The City Reliquary’s sculpture exhibition — in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future — presents the work of ten local trash artists whose works will be on display in the Reliquary’s backyard garden. When: Thursday-Sunday
through April 29th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/The City Requilary Museum (370 Metropolitan Avenue)
GOYA IN TIJUANA A collection paintings by modern contemporary surrealist painter Tony Geiger. Geiger’s work encompasses both classical surrealism with modern contemporary concerns. When: Saturdays through May 4th, 12 – 6 p.m. or by appt Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street)
LEA THOMAS -CURRENTS A drop of dark blue appears, its stain spreading over the surface. Tendrils stretch across, their circuits entwining and dispersing, carving lucid pathways in their wake. The deepest blue requires more than just one application, it is a multitude of layers blended into one another, with slightly different circumstances and results each time, as sapphire streams ebb and flow concurrently. The azure currents of time, energy, and memory upwell and merge in union. Lea Thomas applies this aesthetic philosophy in her practice, creating a pool of the deepest blue for her hand-woven textiles. With a lineage
harkening back to the traditional use of Japanese indigo in its process and symbolism, Thomas’s work echoes the motion of her predecessors, diving far under the waves of deep time. As the fibers submerge into a vat of natural dye, so does one’s consciousness surge in connection to our environment, our humanity, and the depths of our psyches. When: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday through May 8th Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Avenue)
A CERTAIN SET OF DYNAMICS Curated by Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer Featuring the work of Embodied Empathy, Christopher Mahonski, Valerie Shusterov, and Kristen Neville Taylor. Jurors: Will Hutnick and Gaby Collins-Fernandez Selected through UrbanGlass’ open curatorial call, a certain set of dynamics looks at artists using glass as a literal and metaphorical lens through which to explore human interconnection. When: Daily through May 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Agnes Varis Art Center (647 Fulton Street)
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Awards, United Photo Industries is exhibiting the work of two artists, Amelie Satzger and Lauren Menzies, in a dual exhibition at the UPI Gallery. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 31st, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street, Suite B)
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Jan Groover created her famous Kitchen Still Lifes in 1978 and 1979. Using a large-format camera, she transformed colanders, knives, spatulas and baking pans into objects of beauty that still hold a visual interest that transcends their common use. Her seductively modern color palette of greens, pewter, bronze and brown tonalities permeates the space dissected by kitchen paraphernalia. These take on a new visual meaning as a result of Groover’s juxtaposition of the elements. Although never unrecognizable as everyday objects, these utensils float into an abstract amalgam of planes and shapes. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden, Inc (91 Water Street)
EXPOSED AND PUNCHED A solo exhibition of new work by Odette England. This will be the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, and brings together a selection of artworks from three recently completed and ongoing projects. Home is the center-weight of England’s artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)
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The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)
BAM presents Get Up, Stand Up! 2019 on Saturday, April 13th, 2 p.m. THREAT OF PEACE (HIROSHIMA!!!!!!) Art in General presents a major solo exhibition in New York by Tokyo-based collective Chim Pom (Ryuta Ushiro, Ellie, Yasutaka Hayashi, Masataka Okada, Toshinori Mizuno, and Motomu Inaoka), whose work traverses geographies to engage trans-historical moments that shape our conflicted present. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Art in General (145 Plymouth Street)
ONE: EGÚNGÚN One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ,
Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 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)
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Grill the tomatoes for 20 minutes until soft. Toast the bread. Using a fork, mash the avocado with lemon juice and cayenne, then spread it over the toasted bread. Top with the tomatoes and some cress or baby rocket leaves. Referenced from: OliveMagazine
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LEFT: Brooklyn resident Lisa Kersavage is the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s new executive director. RIGHT: This is Green-Wood Cemetery’s Fort Hamilton Parkway Gatehouse, which is landmarked. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan
Carrying the preservationist torch in NYC Meet Brooklynite Lisa Kersavage, the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s new executive director By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
Lisa Kersavage’s two-decade career journey has taken her from rural Pennsylvania to a top job at America’s largest municipal preservation agency. The long-time Brooklyn resident got a promotion in March to the position of executive director at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. “It is a dream job,” she said. “I really do believe in the importance of municipal government and specifically the ability of Landmarks to protect the city’s most important buildings and neighborhoods and to regulate them efficiently and then address issues related to sustainability and equity,” she said in a recent interview at her lower Manhattan office. The commission’s headquarters is — appropriately — in a century-old limestone landmark at 1 Centre St., designed by famed architectural firm McKim Mead & White. Kersavage worked at the Landmarks Preservation Commission for four years as director of special projects and strategic planning before her promotion. Her new job was open because Sarah Carroll, who held it, became the commission’s chairperson last fall.
Kersavage now oversees the agency’s operations and works closely with its chairperson to develop strategic plans for the agency. The majority of its approximately 80 staff members report to Kersavage.
‘PRESERVATION OPPORTUNITIES’ IN GOWANUS She has lived in Brooklyn for almost 20 years. She currently resides in a 1960s Kensington high-rise with a view of historic Green-Wood Cemetery. She can see all the way from Coney Island’s landmarked Parachute Jump to lower Manhattan. She previously lived in Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. As Kersavage settles into her new job, looming Brooklyn-centric preservationist issues include the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition’s campaign to win protected status for historic neighborhood sites. “We are actively studying preservation opportunities in Gowanus,” Kersavage said. It’s too soon for her to weigh in on another big Brooklyn preservationist issue, namely the city Department of Transportation’s threat to demolish the landmarked Brooklyn Heights Promenade for BQE repairs.
“Until we have DOT plans that we can review, I can’t speak about this issue,” she said. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the creation of a panel to study different scenarios for repairing the highway running beneath the famous esplanade.
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The Williamsburgh Trust Company Building is now a city landmark.
Kersavage worked jointly with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on a plan to retrofit the 1830s Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side for greater energy efficiency. An important Brooklyn project she handled at the Municipal Art Society was sparked by development pressures on the brownstone area near the Atlantic Yards mega-development. She worked with the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council to muster community support for the creation of a landmarked district there.
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She was especially proud of getting several backlogged Brooklyn treasures designated as landmarks. These include St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick, the former Williamsburgh Trust Company Building on South 5th Street in Williamsburg, the Gravesend property known as Lady Moody’s House and Green-Wood Cemetery’s chapel and Fort Hamilton Parkway Gatehouse and Gatehouse Cottage.
Kersavage grew up in a small town in rural Pennsylvania called State College, where Penn State University is located. Her undergraduate work at Penn State stoked her interest in preservation. She earned a degree in art and architectural history. “So many of the great American buildings that we were studying have been demolished,” she said. Her career began with a job as a historic preservation intern for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After that, she got a master’s degree in historic preservation with a planning concentration at Columbia, where “the professionalization of preservation really started,” she said. Kersavage has worked for several important preservationist organizations.
This is the now-landmarked chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery. The Prospect Heights Historic District won landmark designation in 2009. Kersavage’s love of New York City burns bright after two decades of working here. She admires its “phenomenal” architecture, cultural diversity and stature as a “global city,” she said. “I remain passionate about how great New York City is,” she said.
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This landmark is known as Lady Moody’s House. Backlogged Manhattan sites she’s proud of getting landmarked include the IRT Powerhouse on West 58th Street and the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre. It also was gratifying to get the Vanderbilt Mausoleum in Staten Island designated. Another major project Kersavage spearheaded at the preservation agency concerned the rezoning of East Midtown. She got a dozen sites in that area landmarked — including the iconic Citicorp Center.
She counts herself lucky to have worked for eight years at the Municipal Art Society. Kent Barwick, who had been the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s chairman, was the society’s president at the time. “It was very informative to me as a preservationist to be there and see how preservation fits into bigger issues facing the city,” she said. For instance, she worked on an initiative on preservation and climate-change issues that found the conflict between the two is more perceived than real. “Old buildings can become more energy-efficient. They can be greener. And preservationists should be taking that on,” she said. There are ways to do this that aren’t financially ruinous and don’t hurt the historic character of the properties, she added.
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2nd department / new Business Formations
ROOTS DOCUMENTARY LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: ROOTS DOCUMENTARY LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 6/22/2018. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/ HER IS THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 493 12TH ST., STE. 3B BROOKLYN, NY, 11215. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168623
19 COOPER STREET LLC
19 COOPER STREET LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 2/9/2018. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 19 COOPER ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11207.GENERAL PURPOSE. #167936
592 MAPLE REALTY LLC
592 MAPLE REALTY LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 1/29/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 1046 WINTHROP ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11212. GENERAL PURPOSE. #168029
STAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 02/06/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE COMPANY, P.O. BOX 190366, BROOKLYN, NY 11219-0366. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #168053
BUSHWICK AUTO SALES LLC
BUSHWICK AUTO SALES LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 2/14/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 1545 BUSHWICK AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11207. GENERAL PURPOSE. #168075
RT NY HOLDINGS, LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RT NY HOLDINGS, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 02/19/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE COMPANY, C/O 3512 QUENTIN RD., BROOKLYN, NY 11234. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #168092
HEALTH BASKET USA LLC
HEALTH BASKET USA LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 2/20/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 517 PARK AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11205.GENERAL PURPOSE. #168318
WKS A LLC
WKS A LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED
WITH THE SSNY ON 02/19/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 149 SKILLMAN AVENUE APT # 1A, BROOKLYN, NY 11211. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168365
COOL COMPANY MUSIC LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF COOL COMPANY MUSIC LLC, FICTITIOUS NAME: COOL COMPANY RECORDS LLC. AUTHORITY FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 02/15/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 01/09/17. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 343 GOLD ST, APT 818, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. ADDRESS TO BE MAINTAINED IN DE: 16192 COASTAL HWY, LEWES, DE 19958. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SECY. OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST, STE 4, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #168372
MINETTA INVESTMENTS LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MINETTA INVESTMENTS LLC. AUTHORITY FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 02/14/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 01/01/18. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 1 GRAND ARMY PLAZA, #14D, BROOKLYN, NY 11238. ADDRESS TO BE MAINTAINED IN DE: 16192 COASTAL HWY., LEWES, DE 19958. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SECY. OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST., STE. 4, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #168374
KAIDENS AUTOSPA LLC
KAIDENS AUTOSPA LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 02/04/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: JEREMY PAULINO, 433 LAFAYETTE AVE APT 11G, BROOKLYN, NY 11238. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168566
WAREHOUSE APPAREL, LLC
WAREHOUSE APPAREL, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 02/26/19. OFFICE: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO THE LLC, 3145 CONEY ISLAND AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11235. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168580
282 NEVINS STREET LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 282 NEVINS STREET LLC. APP. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 12/3/18. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 11/30/18. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O THE LLC, 201 JAY ST, STE 201, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. DE ADDRESS OF LLC: 874 WALKER RD, STE C, DOVER, DE 19904. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH DE SECY OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168733
282 NEVINS STREET GROUP LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 282 NEVINS STREET GROUP LLC. APP. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 12/3/18. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 11/30/18. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O THE LLC, 201 JAY ST, STE 201, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. DE ADDRESS OF LLC: 874 WALKER RD, STE C, DOVER, DE 19904. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH DE SECY OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168735
282 COMMON MEMBER LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 282 COMMON MEMBER LLC. APP. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 12/5/18. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 12/4/18. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O THE LLC, 201 JAY ST, STE 201, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. DE ADDRESS OF LLC: 874 WALKER RD, STE C, DOVER, DE 19904. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH DE SECY OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168737
PM NEVINS ASSOCIATES LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PM NEVINS ASSOCIATES LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 12/4/18. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O THE LLC, 201 JAY ST, STE 201, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168739
LIVE LEARN LOVEWELL, LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIVE LEARN LOVEWELL, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 3/14/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 420 STERLING PLACE, APT 1, BROOKLYN, NY 11238. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168742
OVO PROPERTY GROUP LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF OVO PROPERTY GROUP LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 03/18/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 30 MAIN ST., APT. 6F, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #168899
16 FENCE LLC
16 FENCE LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 3/14/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO BORIS LEVIN, 28 DOOLEY ST., 2ND FL., BROOKLYN, NY 11235.GENERAL PURPOSE. #168975
53 HIGHLAND AVENUE REALTY, LLC
53 HIGHLAND AVENUE REALTY, LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 3/27/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 131 COLUMBIA ST., #D1, BROOKLYN, NY 11231.GENERAL PURPOSE. #169013
700 MANHATTAN AVE LLC
700 MANHATTAN AVE LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 11/9/2018. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 700 MANHATTAN AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11222. GENERAL PURPOSE. #169015
114 PROSPECT PL. LLC
114 PROSPECT PL. LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 02/11/19. OFFICE: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO THE LLC, P.O. BOX 4277, COLLEGE POINT, NY 11356. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168978
CLAIRE NITZE, LMSW, PLLC
CLAIRE NITZE, LMSW, PLLC, A PROF. LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 03/19/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O THE PLLC, 216 CARROLL STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11231. PURPOSE: TO PRACTICE THE PROFESSION OF LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER. #169037
BIG SEA HOLDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BIG SEA HOLDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT LLC APPL. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 03/22/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN NEW JERSEY (NJ) ON 02/26/18. PRINC. OFFICE AND NJ ADDR. OF LLC IS: 607 12TH AVE., BELMAR, NJ 07719. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC AT THE PRINC. OFFICE OF THE LLC. CERT. OF FORM. FILED WITH ELIZABETH MAHER MUOIO, STATE TREASURER, 33 W. STATE ST., 5TH FL., TRENTON, NJ 08608-1214. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #169068
228 SEVENTH AVE LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 228 SEVENTH AVE LLC. ARTS OF ORG FILED WITH SECY OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 3/28/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS MAY BE SERVED AND SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS AGAINST LLC TO: 112 STANTON ST., APT# 5, NY, NY 10002. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT. #169273
MODIV LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 04/02/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 706 EASTERN PARKWAY, 2A, BROOKLYN, NY 11213. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #169288
SHERIDAN II LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SHERI-
DAN II LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH NY DEPT. OF STATE ON 3/27/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SEC. OF STATE DESIGNATED AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED AND SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRESS OF PEOPLES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, 191 JORALEMON ST., 2ND FL., BROOKLYN, NY 11201, PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ADDRESS. PURPOSE: ALL LAWFUL PURPOSES. #169298
CHONG & BYUNG LLC
CHONG & BYUNG LLC. FILED W/ SSNY ON 11/2/18. OFFICE: KINGS CO. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT FOR PROCESS & SHALL MAIL TO: 61 4TH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL #169303
ALL-WISE HOLDINGS, LLC
WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: MATTHEW KWAN, 96 NORTH 13TH ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11249. ADDRESS TO BE MAINTAINED IN DE: 160 GREENTREE DR., STE. 101, DOVER, DE 19904. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SECY. OF STATE, JOHN G. TOWNSEND BLDG., 401 FEDERAL ST., STE. 4, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #169330
DEFY ODDS LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DEFY ODDS LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH NY DEPT. OF STATE ON 4/4/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SEC. OF STATE DESIGNATED AGENT OF LLC
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ALLWISE HOLDINGS, LLC. AUTHORITY FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 03/12/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 03/06/19. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON
UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT
OF (FIRST) ALANA (MIDDLE) BELVA NAA MEYER (LAST) METTLE-DEJOSEPH. MY PRESENT NAME IS (FIRST) ALANA (MIDDLE) B.N.M. (LAST) THOMPSON-METTLE FKA ALANA BELLA MERYER METTLE, AKA ALANA THOMPSON-METTLE. THE CITY AND STATE OF MY CURRENT ADDRESS ARE BROOKLYN, NY. MY PLACE OF BIRTH IS NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MY BIRTH IS JULY 1981.
MAY BE SERVED AND SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: COGENCY GLOBAL INC., 10 E. 40TH ST., 10TH FL., NY, NY 10016. PURPOSE: ALL LAWFUL PURPOSES. #169342
SCOTT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDER ENTERED BY THE CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY ON THE 8TH DAY OF APRIL, 2019, BEARING THE INDEX NUMBER NC-000504-19/KI, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE EXAMINED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK LOCATED AT CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 141 LIVINGSTON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201, GRANTS ME (US) THE RIGHT TO: ASSUME THE NAME OF (FIRST) DANIEL (MIDDLE) ROBERT (LAST) SCOTT. MY PRESENT NAME IS (FIRST) DANIEL (MIDDLE) HASSEIN (LAST) CLAXTON AKA DANIEL H CLAXTON. THE CITY AND STATE OF MY CURRENT ADDRESS ARE BROOKLYN, NY. MY PLACE OF BIRTH IS BROOKLYN, NY. THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MY BIRTH IS JUNE 1998. #169361
NAME CHANGE PIERRE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDER ENTERED BY THE CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY ON THE 5TH DAY OF APRIL, 2019, BEARING THE INDEX NUMBER NC-000512-19/KI, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE EXAMINED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK LOCATED AT CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 141 LIVINGSTON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201, GRANTS ME (US) THE RIGHT TO: ASSUME THE NAME OF (FIRST) PEDRO (MIDDLE) HYPPOLITE (LAST) PIERRE. MY PRESENT NAME IS (FIRST) HYPPOLITE (LAST) PIERRE. THE CITY AND STATE OF MY CURRENT ADDRESS ARE BROOKLYN, NY. MY PLACE OF BIRTH IS HAITI. THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MY BIRTH IS NOVEMBER 1967. #169364
NAME CHANGE METTLE-DEJOSEPH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDER ENTERED BY THE CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY ON THE 8TH DAY OF APRIL, 2019, BEARING THE INDEX NUMBER NC-000502-19/KI, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE EXAMINED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK LOCATED AT CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 141 LIVINGSTON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201, GRANTS ME (US) THE RIGHT TO: ASSUME THE NAME
NAME CHANGE KALMES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDER ENTERED BY THE CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY ON THE 5TH DAY OF APRIL, 2019, BEARING THE INDEX NUMBER NC-000510-19/KI, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE EXAMINED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK LOCATED AT CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 141 LIVINGSTON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201, GRANTS ME (US) THE RIGHT TO: ASSUME THE NAME OF (FIRST) ANNA (MIDDLE) STRANGE (LAST) KALMES. MY PRESENT NAME IS (FIRST) ANNA (MIDDLE) KOVAL (LAST) FISCHER. THE CITY AND STATE OF MY CURRENT ADDRESS ARE BROOKLYN, NY. MY PLACE OF BIRTH IS MURRY, KY. THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MY BIRTH IS AUGUST 1981. #169322
NAME CHANGE ROWE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDER ENTERED BY THE CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY ON THE 5TH DAY OF APRIL, 2019, BEARING THE INDEX NUMBER NC-000503-19/KI, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE EXAMINED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK LOCATED AT CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY, 141 LIVINGSTON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201, GRANTS ME (US) THE RIGHT TO: ASSUME THE NAME OF (FIRST) HUGH (MIDDLE) JAKEEM (LAST) ROWE. MY PRESENT NAME IS (FIRST) JAKEEM (MIDDLE) HUGE (LAST) ROWE AKA JAKEEM H. ROWE. THE CITY AND STATE OF MY CURRENT ADDRESS ARE BROOKLYN, NY. MY PLACE OF BIRTH IS BROOKLYN, NY. THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MY BIRTH IS FEBRUARY 1989. #169321
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Brooklyn Housing Court Bar Association hosts supervising judge to discuss changes By Rob Abruzzese The Record
Michael Rosenthal has been practicing law for three decades in Brooklyn and has been president of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association for nearly as long. In that time, he said, he has never seen more changes to the Housing Court than he has in the last two years. Some of those changes have been positive, like a newly imposed Navigator Program that helps people find their way around the courthouse, and some have made things more difficult for practicing attorneys. To help with some of the confusion, and perhaps to improve upon negative changes, Rosenthal invited Hon. Cheryl Gonzales, supervising judge of the Kings County Housing Court, to the group’s monthly meeting so KCHCBA members could discuss the changes with her directly. “There have been more changes in the Housing Court in the last two years than most of the time that I’ve been practicing,” Rosenthal said. “And the changes are not over; there is more to come. We appreciate that Judge Gonzales agreed to meet with us. This way, we can have an open discussion in which we talk about our problems, what we like and what we don’t like.” Gonzales opened the discussion by talking about a follow-up report that the Office of Court Administration published recently on the changes. The biggest change was the Universal Access to Legal Services (Right to
From left: Jeffrey Saltiel, Hon. Zhuo Wang, Mehjabeen S. Rahman, Vijay Kitson and Mitchell Cohen.
Tamara Holliday (left) and Lauren Price. Counsel) program that assigns free lawyers to tenants who cannot afford them for the duration of their cases. The program is currently in the first year of a five-year rollout. In Brooklyn, only people from four ZIP codes are currently eligible, but the plan is to expand that to the entire borough by the end of the rollout. Judge Gonzalez said that currently tenants are represented about 30 percent of the time, compared to just over 1 percent prior to the program’s implementation. Two more changes coming in the next few months are new, plain-language notice of petition and e-filing. “Both of those things are supposed to happen midyear,” Judge Gonzales said. “E-filing
is close; it will be voluntary. I will welcome it only because recently I had a petition that was altered after the decision and e-filing makes it harder to change. I see the value in it. “The plain-language notice of petition will inform tenants of the Right to Counsel program and direct them to the court’s website so they can determine if they are eligible or not,” Gonzales continued. “The goal is to have the tenants meet with their attorneys before they go to court so that we can eliminate the need for adjournments in most cases.” Other changes that were discussed included new preliminary conference orders that are meant to streamline trials and the introduction of mediation from the Peace Institute in cases in which both sides are self-representing.
The Kings County Housing Court Bar Association met with Supervising Judge Cheryl Gonzales during its monthly meeting this week and discussed changes to the court and how they can be improved. Pictured from left: James Kasdon, Robin Garfinkle, Hon. Cheryl Gonzales and Michael Rosenthal, president of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association. 4 | The Record of Law and Commerce | Week of April 11, 2019
Turquoise Haskin (left) and Inga O’Neale. “We have mediation on Thursdays, day and night,” Gonzales said. “Right now they’re working with the double pro se cases doing mostly holdovers, but they are currently training in other areas. It has been challenging
Brooklyn Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese having that many pro se cases on one day, so we’re working with the mediators to do it over two days.” Once the topics changed to courthouse wi-fi, newly staggered calendars and status calls, there was a lot to discuss as the attorneys in attendance explained to the supervising judge what their experiences have been. “This has been really helpful,” said attorney Charles Wasserman. “I’m glad we got to talk about the wi-fi because that has been an issue in the courthouse that I wouldn’t have even thought to bring up if the judge didn’t mention it to us.” Attorney Edward King, who has been practicing law in Brooklyn for 35 years, also attended Thursday’s meeting. King is running for a countywide position on the Civil Court bench in the June 25 primary and wanted to make a pitch to the attorneys in attendance. “During my career, I’ve been a law clerk to a Civil Court judge, a law secretary to a Supreme Court justice, I’ve been an administrative law judge and I’m a U.S. Army veteran,” King said. “Most of my practice has been in the Civil Court and a great deal of that has been on the landlord and tenant side. I feel like I’m one of you. When I walk into the court, what I really want is a judge who will listen to what I’m saying, who understands the law and who will give me a fair shake. That’s all you can really ask for.”
LEFT: Attorney Edward King, who has an office on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, is running for a countywide position on the Civil Court bench in the June primary.