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How a Huge New Project Will The Little-Known History of 85 Jay: From Al Capone’s School to Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Proposed Arena, A Kushner Role, and Finally a 737-Apartment Giant
By Norman Oder The Bridge
It has been called DUMBO’s “game-changing” project, a huge residential complex called 85 Jay, on a longfallow, three-acre site at a key location bounded by York, Front, Jay and Bridge streets. It’ll have big impact: The complex could boost DUMBO’s population by 25 percent, adding street life, retail, connectivity and buzz to an already hot neighborhood — plus putting strain on some antiquated infrastructure. It’ll be imposing: 85 Jay will rise 250 feet, or 21 stories, at two corners, with lower segments at the opposite corners. With 874,000 square feet of floor space, it will house 737 apartments, both rentals and condos, a good number of them likely family-sized, plus significant commercial space. It’s a big financial deal: In a $345 million transaction in 2016, a joint venture of CIM Group, Kushner, and DUMBO-based LIVWRK bought the parcel from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, otherwise known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Recently, the small stake owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was bought out by the low-key CIM group. The total project cost is estimated at $1.1 billion. It’s not much discussed: While plywood fencing is up, with clanking site work underway behind it, 85 Jay has flown somewhat under the radar. Because no rezoning or special approvals were needed for construction, it has avoided the public negotiations that often accompany large projects, involving pledges of union labor, affordable housing, or cuts in parking accommodations. But 85 Jay still raises significant intrigue. With site work underway — completion is slated for summer 2021 — and its real estate sales office to open soon at 10 Jay St. on the waterfront, we decided to take a broad look at the site’s history and prospects. The developers declined to comment beyond confirming the recent buyout of Kushner.
Progress for DUMBO, but Lingering Worries
Work has been underway for several weeks at the site, seen here from the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Steve Koepp
Despite bringing a flood of residential units to the neighborhood, 85 Jay — which may well get a more uplifting brand name — should have no trouble attracting interest. “The demand to live in DUMBO is still very high,” observes Alexandria Sica, executive director of the DUMBO Business Improvement District. “We think it will be very successful.” “We are particularly excited for Jay Street continuing to develop as a retail corridor,” Sica adds. “The dead zone that is the 85 Jay block will now feel very alive.” The new residents are likely to help support merchants in the less popular part of DUMBO, on Jay and Front streets, which “definitely struggle from time to time.” The site inhabits a significant socio-economic and psychological gap between prosperous DUMBO and the Farragut Houses, a NYC Housing Authority development catercorner to the southeast. Consider: Just west of 85 Jay is DUMBO Kitchen, an upscale cafeteria with al fresco seating, while just east is Annie’s First Wok Restaurant, a Chinese joint with a plexiglas-fortified counter, an old-Brooklyn security tactic. Continued on page 3
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Change the Face of DUMBO
Continued from page 2 The new development, Sica says, will help connect DUMBO to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and also create a “very active streetscape” for students going to P.S. 307, situated in Vinegar Hill opposite the Farragut Houses. The school was rezoned in 2015 to accommodate more students. (Some new residents presumably will consider private school as well.) Coming improvements at Bridge Park 2, a patch of pavement between the York Street F-line subway station and Farragut, she notes, will bring benefit to all. More wary is Doreen Gallo, a founding member of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance. “There’s only one subway entrance, so no matter what they build there, it’s going to be crazy, it’s going to be a very dangerous environment,” Gallo says. City Councilmember Stephen Levin of District 33 acknowledges he hears “a lot of anxiety about the overall size and scale of the project,” but expects to meet with the developers to discuss some near-term issues, like scaffolding and parking. “This is going to be such a massive project that it’s in their interest in being a good neighbor,” he says. If Sica and Gallo see 85 Jay from different angles, they agree on one thing. The plan for the site is more promising than the Watchtower group’s plans more than a decade ago for a manufacturing plant and, later, an office-residential complex. The current project opens up the site to the neighborhood, with ripple effects, while the Jehovah’s Witnesses handled services in-house, from food supply to repairs, creating a community unto themselves. Nor could they include retail in their projects.
Sizing up the Project
Though the developers aren’t ready to discuss plans publicly, we can consult information on file. According to plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings, there are rental and condo lobbies on both the north and the south. Amenities will include a lounge, game room, grill area, kids area and screening room. Both the condos and the rentals will
have their own rooftop swimming pool. The project includes 60,000 square feet for commercial space, offering a significant perimeter for retail and other uses. And there would be a huge underground parking lot, enough for 712 cars, with an entrance on York Street. CityRealty commented in March, “Nonsensically, thanks to zoning requirements,” the 712-unit garage will be built on the sublevel “despite there being two subway stations nearby.” (Just up the hill from DUMBO is the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station on the A and C lines.) It’s not the tallest building in DUMBO — the J Condo across Jay Street rises 337 feet and 90 Sands up the heights stands 378 feet — but it will be by far the largest. In fact, if the building brings in 1,400-plus residents, it would significantly swell DUMBO’s population, which was 3,604 as of 2010 and is currently (according to Sica) north of 5,000. Those looking for duplex penthouses will have options. It’s not clear whether any of the units will be below-market. “It would be great if they were to do some affordable housing,” says Levin, but it’s not required, because of a rezoning for the Watchtower in 2004. (More on that below.) He calls it a development “of its time,” before the de Blasio administration’s mandatory inclusionary housing. “If it happened today, there would be 30 percent affordable housing, off the top.”
Sizing up the Ownership
While 85 Jay has often been described in headlines as a Kushner project, that was never accurate. Bloomberg reported in April that Kushner and LIVWRK owned only about 5 percent of the project, though they’d get half of the $23 million in development fees, indicating they’d manage the process. Rather, some 95 percent was owned from the outset by the Los Angeles-based CIM Group, an investment firm that works for institutional investors like major public pension funds. CIM keeps a very low profile, but as it describes itself in a press release, “CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994
It was easy shorthand, but misleading, to describe 85 Jay as a “Kushner project.” Photo-illustration by Heather Jones
The diagram submitted to the city shows scale, mass and outlines, but scant design details. Diagram via the Department of Buildings has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America.” In May 2017, WNYC reported that “CIM has done at least seven real estate deals that have benefited Trump and the people around him,” and that various ventures, including a global infrastructure fund, could benefit from the Trump presidency. CIM began investing in Brooklyn more than a decade ago, and last October acquired 16 Court St., a 36-story Downtown Brooklyn office building built in 1928. The Real Deal in March ranked CIM as the borough’s sixth-most-active real estate developer. Its other big project, with the Brooklyn-focused LIVWRK, is 109 Montgomery St. in Crown Heights. DUMBO has been home to some other very big deals, notably for office properties. In 2013, a consortium including Kushner, RFR, LIVWRK and Invesco — with the latter owning some 90 percent, according to The Real Deal — paid $375 million for five former Watchtower buildings that were later renovated and dubbed DUMBO Heights. (Invesco has since been bought out.) And in 2015, Kushner, LIVWRK and CIM bought the Watchtower’s longtime headquarters, a former Squibb factory, for $340 million, to be redeveloped for office space. (LIVWRK’s founder and CEO Asher Abehsera was formerly an executive with Two Trees Management, the major redeveloper of DUMBO.) Kushner’s stakes in both the headquarters complex, dubbed Panorama, and 85 Jay have been sold to CIM, the New York Post recently reported, with CIM saying Kushner wants to focus attention on projects in which it holds a larger stake.
What Might it Look Like?
What kind of architectural style will characterize 85 Jay? All we have so far is the
massing model filed with the Department of Buildings and posted on the fence at the construction site. Morris Adjmi Architects, however, are no Brooklyn rookies. According to their website, they aim to “create buildings that are contextual but unmistakably contemporary — buildings that may not feel like they’ve always been there, but feel like they should have always been there.” So Adjmi works a lot in older neighborhoods: Consider the brick-plusnew-glass Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, the 11-story Williams tower in Williamsburg, and the new High Line Building on 14th Street that stands on an old industrial base. For Adjmi’s larger work — which 85 Jay would exceed — examples can be found in Landmark West Loop in Chicago, a 31-story building reflecting industrial history and the city’s Modernist tradition, and One Hill South, a 13-story building near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., a glass-clad concrete structure.
What Happened Here, Back in the Day?
The 85 Jay site, which once contained many separate buildings, has a textured history. The cleared parking lot, till recently behind a metal corrugated fence, is just a dozen years old. According to a January 2018 notice from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the site by 1887 housed industrial and manufacturing uses, with the Bradley White Lead Co. “and/or” Lenox Smelting present between 1887 and 1989. An electrical substation occupied the site’s western part from about 1904 to 1950. Other occupants included a brewery and a paper-goods company. The block was also home to P.S. 7, which urbanist Thomas Campanella described (with photos) as “a fixture at 141 York Street for well over a century, set in a dense block of industrial buildings.” Continued on page 4
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How a Huge New Project Will Change the Face of DUMBO
Continued from page 3 That’s where the future gangster Al Capone, who grew up nearby on rough Navy Street — since demolished for the BQE — went to school. By 1996, all was demolished. Watchtower, long headquartered in Brooklyn and savvy in its real-estate activities, began assembling the site in late 1980s and early 1990s, aiming to build a manufacturing facility (presumably a printing plant), according to a 2004 City Planning Commission report. Instead, it upgraded existing printing facilities and planned to move that work out of Brooklyn. In 2004, it won a rezoning from the City Council to build residential and religious facilities, planning four towers with 1,000 apartments, a 1,600-seat cafeteria and a 1,100-car garage to relocate parking previously on Pier 5 of what would become Brooklyn Bridge Park. Neighbors objected, but the deal went through after relatively modest downscaling, as the Brooklyn Paper reported, also publishing an image of the planned complex. The Witnesses promised, according to former Councilmember David Yassky, to make upgrades to the adjacent Bridge Park 2 and the York Street F station. The upgrades to the park are still being designed, but the Watchtower recently contributed $7 million for that work. The subway upgrade wasn’t locked down in writing, apparently.
The Olympic Arena That Didn’t Happen
The site’s size and location intrigued those planning for the 2012 Summer Olympics, so they proposed a new venue there. A September 2000 city press release predicted that “The East River Arena, a 12,500 seat, multisport indoor facility, would be constructed on the Brooklyn waterfront for indoor volleyball.” Well, not only did New York City not win the Olympics, it didn’t win the site. “We always knew that we needed to build an arena,” recalls Alexander Garvin, the eminent urban planner who led planning for NYC2012, the Olympics effort. “We did a beautiful plan, by Rafael Viñoly. I remember [NYC2012 founder] Dan Doctoroff and I going to visit the leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses: We wanted them to sign a letter saying they would consider selling us the site so we could build an arena. They refused.” Architect Viñoly, Uruguayan-born and New York-based, in a 2002 book documenting his work, reflected on designing a “multi-purpose volleyball and handball arena.” Given the “gentle north-south slope,” his firm proposed an elevated plinth with a public plaza, and a “sliding seating system easily configured to suit either volleyball or handball.” A translucent fabric tensile roof would glow at night. “At the conclusion of the Games, the facility would be turned over to the community,” Viñoly wrote. “The easily reconfigurable seating would allow it to accommodate a wide variety of functions, including concerts and trade shows” as well as sporting events. That would have bequeathed a different DUMBO.
A Subway Station Under Stress
A looming question for DUMBO at large, and 85 Jay in particular, is the capacity of the F train stop at York Street, an awkwardly laid out, stroller- and seniorunfriendly station with a very long, deep ramp, a single platform, and no exit at its southern end. Average weekday ridership has grown steadily, given the increasing residential and commuter population, plus visitors drawn by Brooklyn Bridge Park, from 5,131 in 2007 to 10,246 in 2016. That resembles the total at two larger stations with twice the number of platforms, tracks, exits, and train lines: the Seventh Avenue F/G stop in Park Slope (11,897) and the Church Avenue F/G stop in Kensington (10,151). No wonder DUMBO architect Jeff Sherman in 2016 proposed two fixes to ease congestion and add capacity: a revamped entrance at York Street, with more turnstiles and a relocated staff booth, and new second entrance — with ramps and elevator — near High Street, at the other end of the station, closer to the DUMBO Heights 4 • Brooklyn Brooklyn Eagle Heights Press • Thursday, June 14, 2018 • Thursday, June 14, 2018
office complex. “But what feels annoying on an ordinary day becomes life-threatening in an emergency. In case of fire or a bomb scare, the station is a corked bottle,” states a petition that drew 493 signatures, some with urgent comments like, “I have been living in DUMBO for 9 years now and cannot believe how overcrowded and dangerous the subway lines have become.” Sherman says he has drawn informal support from some at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority but the official cold shoulder. Multiple queries by this reporter to the MTA went unanswered. Observes Levin, “This subway station needs a massive amount of work, and it can’t wait forever … it’s in the interest of all of that economic development.”
A Project Approved in Another Era
One reason the site cost so much is that it came with few fetters. “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial property that has by-right development potential for a mix of uses,” said Shaul Kuba, co-founder and principal, CIM Group, in the press release announcing the deal. Indeed, no rezoning is required, thanks to a quirk of history and, at least in hindsight, some unwise planning. As several elected officials and community leaders wrote in a January 2016 letter to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, “[A]s 85 Jay Street was to be used for not-for-profit use only, there were no commitments to provide affordable housing as part of the 2004 rezoning. This means that if 85 Jay Street is conveyed to a residential developer under the current zoning, that developer will be under no obligation to build a single unit of affordable housing. This would be a terrible outcome for the community … If 85 Jay Street were rezoned today, it is very likely that affordable housing would be required in some form.” The latter observation is indubitable. It’s unclear whether the developer will take advantage of any provisions that offer tax breaks for affordability, but no announcement has been made. (Gallo, a signatory to the letter, charges that city officials misleadingly indicated at the time of the rezoning that any alternative project would have to go through the city’s land-use process.) In December 2015, Tucker Reed, then president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, proposed in a Crain’s New York Business op-ed that the group — which, after all, had saved on taxes via its tax-exempt status — donate “5 percent of their latest real estate proceeds, about $50 million, toward local public amenities” like a new public school, improved subway stations, and the Brooklyn Strand parks initiative. But the Witnesses pushed back on such entreaties. “When no one was investing in the neighborhood and buildings were becoming decrepit, we were investing heavily in the neighborhood,” a spokesman told The New York Times. Indeed, though the investments by the Walentas family’s Two Trees Management began to bear fruition with the 1998 conversion of the Clocktower Building, DUMBO as of 2004 was not the tourist and residential magnet it is today. Adding poignance to that missed opportunity is the juxtaposition of 85 Jay with Farragut Houses, the 1952 public housing project, subject of a 2017 short documentary released by Brooklyn Community Services, “The Forgotten Farragut.” Says Levin, “I think it’s important that, as there’s large economic development happening in DUMBO, that Farragut would be able to participate. It’s hard to do without a rezoning mechanism.”
A Toxic Legacy, Cleaned Up
“When I lived in DUMBO, I asked people what was up with this lot,” wrote one Brownstoner commenter in December 2015. “Everyone gave the same response[:] ‘the site has contaminated soil.’” Indeed, it does. But the site “does not pose a significant threat,” according to the New York State DEC, in consultation with the state Department of Health. The cleanup is being performed and funded by the developer (with state oversight), and the developer may
An example of a Morris Adjmi building: One Hill South in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alan Karchmer, courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects
get tax credits to offset those costs. According to a January 2018 notice from DEC, remedial activities were expected to begin that month and continue for one year. Some 72,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, a legacy of the site’s lead smelter, will be removed. “Contamination consists of various metals, primarily lead, along with numerous Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds [SVOC]. Some of the soil may be treated to stabilize the lead prior to off-site disposal,” the notice states. “An additional 96,000 cubic-yards will be removed to accommodate the proposed redevelopment project.
A Site of Inspiration
The 85 Jay site has been a blank canvas for many an architect. New York-based Handel Architects was commissioned by the new site owners to prepare a design proposal. Their concept, which wasn’t chosen, involved four separate buildings around a publicly accessible central courtyard, with sky bridges connecting the buildings that “create dramatic views into the site.” The architects were inspired by architect Moshe Safdie’s “classic Habitat 67,” a model project built in 1967 in Montreal: “To maximize views and create a distinct profile on the skyline, the residential modules shift in and out along the facade, giving the appearance of stacked boxes.” Recently, architecture professor and urban historian Peter Laurence, of Clemson University in South Carolina, had some first-year graduate architecture students address a “tall building” competition, and they chose this site. “The special challenge of the DUMBO site was its sheer size,” Laurence observes. “On one hand it allowed ample public and social space, but on the other this of course requires careful programming and design to prevent it from becoming a tower-in-a-park, and a site that large seemed to realistically require a certain volume of construction.” One proposal from the group, from student Lillian Jones, was to create a “permeable transition, or flux,” recognizing the socioeconomic gulf between DUMBO and Farragut. A residential block would provide views of Manhattan, while the “office/factory block allows for a collaborative atmosphere,” she writes. That, theoretically quite interesting, pays homage to DUMBO’s past and future, recognizing the benefit of a mixed-use block. But the residential rezoning train had already left the station, so DUMBO will, by 2021, begin absorbing a new population, and a new kind of flux. Brooklyn journalist Norman Oder writes the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report, a watchdog blog, and is working on a book about the project
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSBEAT Lesbians Claim Uber Driver Booted Them After They Kissed MANHATTAN BRIDGE — Alex Iovine and her girlfriend, Emma Pichl, say that an Uber driver told them to leave his car after they kissed briefly while the cab was driving over the Manhattan Bridge. The two of them had finished eating lunch at Pig Beach, a Gowanus eatery, when they summoned an Uber to take them to Manhattan, NBC News reported. After the two kissed, “The driver pulled suddenly pulled over and said, `Get out of my car, you’re not allowed to do that,’” Iovine told NBC News. A cellphone video of the incident that Iovine posted on her Facebook site shows the driver as a dark-haired white or Hispanic man with a moustache wearing dark glasses and a white T-shirt. Uber said the company “does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have reached out to the rider regarding her experience,” according to NBC News.
Shark Exhibit Opens at NY Aquarium — Finally CONEY ISLAND — The long-awaited shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium opens on June 30. “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” was announced in 2012, but Superstorm Sandy delayed construction of the 57-000-square-foot exhibit until 2014. There will be a total of 115 species of sharks on display in the main 500,000-gallon tank, including sand tiger sharks, cownose rays, loggerhead sea turtles and thousands of
types of fish. Workers were putting the final touches on the Shimmer Wall on Wednesday, according to Brownstoner. The wall is made out of 33,000 aluminum rectangles, hanging from tension cables and recreates a sense of waves and movement across the facade as the wind shifts the tiles. The aquarium also recently debuted its own restaurant, The Oceanside Grill, which is open for business along the boardwalk.
Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, Says Blog FORT HAMILTON — Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. However, the local blog Hey Ridge, in a move that is sure to be unpopular in the neighborhood, says “The Army base should close” and take its military personnel with it. The idea goes back as far as 1906, when the West End Board of Trade of Brooklyn wanted to turn it into a park. However, then-Secretary of War William Howard Taft put a damper on the idea, saying Fort Hamilton was necessary for the defense of New York Harbor. In 1926, it was suggested as a location for what is now called Brooklyn College, but eventually the current site at Nostrand and Flatbush avenues was chosen. The Hey Ridge writer said military police who are assigned to live on the base are “re-creating the city in the image of suburban America: calling ICE on the pizza delivery guy, eating fast food from chain restaurants and driving everywhere.”
NICE TO HAVE ‘MET‘ YOU. Newlyweds Rick and Monica Buttacavoli pose with their idol, New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez, who visited the Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday, June 9. The team’s longtime broadcaster and former first baseman was promoting his latest book, “I’m Keith Hernandez.”
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Councilmember Announces Single-Sex Beach Days for Observant Jews, Muslims MANHATTAN BEACH — Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Manhattan Beach-Sheepshead Bay) is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days at a beach behind Kingsborough Community College to allow his Orthodox Jewish and Muslim constituents the opportunity to enjoy the seashore. “A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” Deutsch told the Daily News. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming.” Deutsch, himself an observant Jew, plans to rent the beach space from the community college. Males will be able to go on June 29, while June 27 is reserved for females. For reasons of modesty, Orthodox Jews and Muslims do not swim with members of the opposite sex. Similar single-sex hours at a public swimming pool in Williamsburg were a matter of legal contention recently, but the matter was resolved in favor of the Orthodox Jewish community.
More Details Unveiled About Development at LICH Site COBBLE HILL — The developer of River Park, the real estate development that will rise on the former Long Island College Hospital campus, unveiled a new website Monday that includes several more renderings and details about the development. The project, according to Curbed, is composed of five elements: the historic Polhemus Building, which is being converted into condos; a group of townhouses next to the building; 1
River Park, a 15-story condo building; 2 River Park, the tallest building, which will rise 475 feet; and 5 River Park, another 150-story tower. The buildings will all include high-end amenities, such as balconies as large as 300 square feet (at 1 River Park), a “sky park” (at 2 River Park) and a pool (at 5 River Park). One River Park, on the corner of Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue, will be closest to the waterfront, Curbed reported.
Judge Halts Deportation Of Pizza Delivery Man BAY RIDGE — A Manhattan federal judge has temporarily stopped the deportation of a pizza delivery man who was arrested at Fort Hamilton, at least until another court hearing on July 20. Judge Alison J. Nathan of the 1st Judicial Department ruled in favor of Pablo Villavicencio Calderon, who was delivering pizza from a Queens pizzeria to the Brooklyn army base when he was turned over to Immigration
and Customs Enforcement by a military police officer, according to The New York Times. After authorities ran a background check on Villavicencio, a native of Ecuador, it turned out that he had an open order of removal since 2010. The judge said federal officials must file court documents to explain why a temporary preliminary injunction should not be issued in favor of Villavicencio, the Times reported.
Jane’s Motorcycles in Williamsburg Is Not Your Typical Biker Shop WILLIAMSBURG — Only in Williamsburg would a store sell motorcycles, coffee and clothing all in one. Alex DiMattio and Adam Kallen run Jane’s Motorcycles, located at 396 Wythe Ave., which is possibly the only shop of its kind in the world. Their concept was frowned upon by many of their business consultants, but the duo went ahead with their dream nonetheless and their customers appreciate it. “They make great coffee, they’re great guys, it’s a beautiful shop, I love all the motorcycles, what’s there not to love — it’s all the great things in life,” customer Sam Slaughter told ABC7. Their motorcycles are on display in the store and are custom-made only 20 blocks away. Their clothing, also made in Brooklyn, is designed for riders who want a different look from the stereotypical biker and can be worn around the city any day.
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Brooklyn Family Court Holds Annual Teen Day Rosie Williams, an advocate for youth with “You Gotta Believe!,” a program that is part of the Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement, speaks on the panel. Panel moderator Jim St. Germain, right, listens to her at right.
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The Kings County Family Court hosted its annual Teen Day event on Thursday for Brooklyn kids in the foster care system to network and interact with various agencies to prepare for their future. Tables set up from some 30 agencies allowed kids heading into adulthood to learn about college prospects, health insurance, preparing for job interviews and other information. With youth movements currently taking the country by storm, this year’s theme was “Using Your Voice as a Bridge to Your Future.” “Our hope was that by picking this theme today … we would help the teens catch even a glimpse of trying to see what it means to use your voice to really
Dozens of kids from the foster care system watch as panelists discuss how kids can achieve what they want in life and how adults can help them. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane build your own future,” said Judge Dean Kusakabe, co-chairman for the Teen Day Committee.
After a dance performance in front of dozens of teens by the Flex Program, an arts education initiative aimed at helping young people in difficult situations, three panelists engaged in a discussion about how kids can achieve their goals and how adults in the system can help them. Drayvon Washington, who had just performed with the Flex Program, said adults need to level with the kids. “You have to show them eye-toeye level. I’m gonna get off my high horse and get down and dirty,” Washington said. “You have to meet them all the way.” Kyle Layne, a residential counselor at St. Anne Institute in Albany, who aged out of the foster care system at 21, said education and books got him through by giving him an opportunity to block out reality.
But an advocate in the “You Gotta Believe!” program as part of the Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement Rosie Williams offered advice for kids who struggle with school. “You have to meet the kids where they’re at, if they’re not learning in the classroom, let’s ask them a question of how you learn,” Williams said. “You have to believe in these kids for them to believe in themselves.” As for the judges and other courthouse employees in the system, Williams said they need to allow kids to tell their stories in court. “The only way the system is going to change is through the young people that’s going through the system,” Williams told the teens. “So speak up and don’t be afraid to speak up about your story because it’s powerful.”
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The Art Room in Bay Ridge showcases children’s artistic creations BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
id you ever wonder what a child would do when given the opportunity to create art inspired by a contemporary artist? Well, the Art Room, located at 8710 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge, provided children of all ages with the opportunity to learn about Japanese art and create their own personal masterpieces. On Sunday, June 3, the Art Room presented a colorful art exhibit of polka dot mirror art inspired by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese contemporary artist who has been called the “Queen of Polka Dots.” Kusama’s work is based in conceptual art and contains elements of minimalism, surrealism, pop art, and abstract expressionism. The children were encouraged to create their own abstract art using a mirror as their canvas and incorporating patterns with bright and bold colors. The Art Room is run by a dedicated staff of teachers including founder Leigh Holliday Brannan and her mother-in-law Mary Immaculata Brannan. Students ages three to 12 attend classes to learn about art. Leigh was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After high school, she moved to the Midwest to study psychology, but decided her first love was art and moved back to the nation’s capital to attend the Corcoran College of Art and Design. After graduating in 1996, she founded a fine art school for children near Georgetown, where she remained for seven years. In 2003, Leigh moved to New York City where she worked for a time on Wall Street, before again realizing that art was her true passion. In 2010, she founded the Art Room NYC, and has been educating and inspiring children to create art ever since. She is married to City Councilmember Justin Brannan. Mary has been a teacher at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge for 30 years. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher in 1984, and was responsible for founding the school’s Pre-K program in 1990. “We spent a couple of weeks studying Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who’s called the “Polka Dot Princess,” Mary said. “We presented the idea that the kids would each do a sketch
Art Room display showcasing student paintings and collages.
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The Art Room’s Mary Immaculata Brannan with Leigh Holliday Brannan. to execute their mirror. Everything is their own selection, including the color of paint they chose.”
Leigh pointed out the range of expression from the youngest kids who did little dot designs to the older
children who created intricate works of art. “We picked Yayoi Kusama as a theme because we wanted the kids to feel the cohesion of work that was going to go up and we think it’s really come together beautifully,” Leigh said. “It also shows how unique everyone is when you view it as a body of work.”
P.S. 112 students celebrated Da Vinci’s birthday BY ARIAMA LONG EDITORIAL@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
ravissimo! P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst, which in 2015 became the first in the city to have a dual language English-Italian program, celebrated Italian culture as students from the program mounted an art display at the Italian Consulate to mark iconic artist and designer Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday on April 15. The dual language program had previously caught the attention of the consulate, representatives of which, during a visit to the school, had seen that students in classes from pre-kindergarten through first grade were recreating some of Da Vinci’s most notable achievements. The art pieces included model helicopters, as well as tissue paper replicas and mosaics of the Mona Lisa. All of the dual language classes worked together to construct a robot using Da Vinci’s sketches of a mechanical knight from 1495 as a guide. “It was wonderful to have the students see their work displayed, and the Italian Consul General and education director came out to talk to the students while we were there,” noted P.S. 112 Principal Louise Alfano. According to the 2009-2013 American Community Survey, the
percentage of Italian-speaking homes in Bensonhurst was among the highest among New York City neighborhoods. According to the 2010 Census, about 80 percent of households in the surrounding Dyker Heights and New Utrecht areas speak a language other than English at home. Since 2015, the unique, federally-funded language program has taught pre-K through first-graders bilingual fluency. Students in the program are also developing an appreciation for Italian culture. Class time is split — half is taught in Italian and the other half is taught in English. The program is “designed
to develop students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in both English and Italian” in native and non-native children, according to the school’s website. Even subjects in the program such as math, social studies and science are instructed in English with extension activities in Italian in order to build number sense, reasoning and practice in both languages. Currently, the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes are learning Italian songs in preparation for their “step-up” graduation ceremonies on June 19 and June 20. P.S. 112 is located at 7115 15th Avenue.
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Students from P.S. 112’s dual language English-Italian program mounted an exhibit in honor of Leonardo da Vinci at the Italian Consulate.
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St. Bernadette Catholic Academy CONGRATULATES THE:
OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOLS: • Bishop Kearney High School • Bishop Moore Catholic High School (FL.) • Brooklyn Technical High School • Chaminade High School • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School • Fontbonne Hall Academy • Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy • Monsignor Farrell High School • Moore Catholic High School • Notre Dame School of Manhattan • St. Edmund Preparatory High School • Saint Joseph By-The-Sea High School • St. Joseph Hill Academy • Saint Saviour High School • Staten Island Technical High School • The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences • Xaverian High School • Xavier High School
WE’RE SO PROUD OF YOU!!! Our scholarships this year for 35 students are over $663,000! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALUMNI CLASS OF 2014 COLLEGES THEY WILL BE ATTENDING: • Baruch College • Cornell University • Daytona State College • Fordham University • George Washington University • Long Island University • Marist College • Pace University • Skidmore College • St. John's University • Stevens Institute of Technology • University of Scranton • Wagner College www.stbernadetteschool.org 1313 83RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11228 718-236-1560
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St. Bernadette Catholic Academy The BEST Investment in Your Child’s Future! SBCA is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence that thrives both spiritually and academically, while offering a strong Catholic academic environment. The academy values academic achievement and reaches to exceed standards in all areas, giving every student the opportunity to reach their potential. St. Bernadette provides studies in a Common Core-based curriculum as well as classes in Italian, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education. The academy facilitates two amazing state-of-the-art science labs and STEM curriculum that offers hands-on learning experiences for our students. The Academy is extremely proud to offer eighth grade students the opportunity to participate in honors math and history courses and exams which will apply New York State Regents credit to their high school academic records! Extracurricular activities provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, interests, and personal talent. Students can participate in various clubs, including; band, violin, robotics, Mathletics, book club, handbells, and so much more. The academy is very proud of our Class of 2018! Graduates earned over $663,000 in high school scholarships and have been accepted to the following schools: Bishop Kearney, Bishop Moore Catholic (Fl.), Brooklyn Technical, Chaminade, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy, Monsignor Farrell, Moore Catholic, Notre Dame School of Manhattan, St. Edmund Preparatory, Saint Joseph By-The-Sea, St. Joseph Hill, Saint Saviour, Staten Island Technical, Leon M. Goldstein, Xaverian, and Xavier.
St. Ephrem School Fights Cancer with Annual Talent Show BY ROSALEEN DEGREGORIO
n the evening of Friday, May 11, the St. Ephrem community, comprised of students, parents and teachers, gathered in Msgr. Peter Kain Hall for an important cause – Kidney Cancer Awareness. They came together for the seventh annual “Night for Hope,” in which 13 performances were put on by students in grades three through eight. The night was an opportunity for students to display their talents through dance and song to their fellow classmates and families. The students’ acts were comprised of solo, duet and group musical numbers. Many of the St. Ephrem teachers also put on an act together, singing about different jobs they’d have had if they weren’t teachers today – including a baker, an archer and a boxer. This
‘teacher-only’ skit was originally created a few years ago by parish priest Father Jim Krishe, and has been a popular skit since. The St. Ephrem community realizes the importance of cancer awareness and strives to donate money to either hospitals to help find a cure or to St. Ephrem families as a means to help pay for some of the medical costs that are endured. More than $6,000 was raised this year through ticket sales, t-shirt sales, basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle. For the baskets, each class donated money to purchase items related to their assigned themes, including a ‘Beach Basket’ and a ‘Movie Night Basket.’ Teacher Richard Diffendale and former teacher Jennifer Rizzuto gave their time and energy once again to coordinate the event. Next year’s fundraising campaign will be held in May, 2019.
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20th Annual Commencement | June 1, 2018 | Brooklyn Museum
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Reaching New Heights: Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman Delivered Address at City Tech’s June 4 Commencement
ity Tech (New York City College of Technology) marked the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 78th Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 4, at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue. President Russell Hotzler conferred degrees on some 3,200 graduates this year, making this the largest graduating class in City Tech history. A small majority of these, about 1,640, received bachelor’s degrees, marking the progress of City Tech as a senior college. Delivering the commencement address was Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman, a recently retired NASA astronaut with a fascinating career, including five months at the International Space Station. The top two students in the 2018 graduating class are Valedictorian Serifat Adebola, who earned a baccalaureate degree in biomedical informatics, and Salutatorian Sandra Torres, who earned a baccalaureate in construction management. When Adebola arrived in Brooklyn from her native country, Nigeria,
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Serifat Adebola, Valedictorian. many aspects of her new home took her by surprise: the endless flow of people rushing to get somewhere, the occasional rudeness of people in the street, the extraordinary diversity she saw all around her. One short month later, she was attending college classes at City Tech, enrolled in a degree program in biomedical informatics. “Where will this take me?” she wondered.
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Sandra Torres, Salutatorian. Adebola’s intellectual skills and especially her determination have taken her to a stellar academic record. She was graduated with a 3.93 grade point average and has done research on topics as diverse as cell models based on RNA experimental data and evolutionary changes in rattlesnakes. She has come to see the strong relationship between biomedical research and the delivery of healthcare to patients. As
she puts it, “Benchside [research and analysis] has much to offer bedside [where healthcare is delivered].” Until 2011, Torres — an immigrant, born in Colombia, who came to the U.S. in 1977 — was a telecommunications field technician for Verizon. A serious injury ended that career, and left her with severe, chronic pain in her back and her right knee. A very difficult three years followed, as she dealt with depression and with how to support her family. In her words, “I struggled for three years, trying every antidepressant on the market. Finally, my psychiatrist suggested I try going back to school.” It is an approach he uses with people dealing with chronic physical pain. She agreed, with some trepidation, fearing the consequences if she failed. She really did not need to fear those consequences. On June 4, Torres was graduated from City Tech with a 3.98 grade point average. She has received scholarships from Grainger, the Associated General Contractors of New York, the Concrete Industry Foundation and the ASCE Metropolitan Section.
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Impressive science research at Fontbonne BROOKLYN EDUCATION BY JULIETTE PICCINI TUGANDER
ontbonne Hall Academy held its Annual Science Research Symposium on May 23. The symposium showcased the work of sophomores, juniors and seniors in Fontbonne’s Science Research Program. The evening began with a poster session in the gymnasium. Among the many topics presented were “The Effect of Treatment on Malignant Stem Cells,” “Gravitational Waves as a Result of Binary Black Hole Mergers,” “The Relationship Between Body Dissatisfaction and Self-Esteem in Men and Women” and “Discovering Ways to Improve Recall of Integrated Information.” Later in the program, senior students made presentations explaining their completed research projects in detail. The evening concluded with an award ceremony.
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Fontbonne sophomore Grace Perez presented her research on “How Dissociative Identity Disorder and Childhood Onset Schizophrenia Impact the Hippocampus and Amygdala” at the Fontbonne Science Research Symposium.
Fontbonne’s Science Research Program is a three-year sequence of classes that allows students to choose an original area of investigation and work under the guidance and coaching of a research scientist to complete the project. *** Congratulations to the students at Fontbonne Hall Academy who won awards in the La Salle Academy Art Expo. Teressa Martinelli won First Place and Lillian Hui won Honorable Mention in the Visionary Category. Jenna Slevin won First Place and Melody Tobin won Second Place in the Pencil Category. *** Twenty-eight students from P.S. 160 participated in a three-day chess tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall, the team placed second out of 60 teams in the K5 U 900 division. Third-grade student Nathan Chen placed fourth out of 299 players in the K3 U 700 division. Members of the P.S. 160 community held signs and cheered as the chess team pulled up to the school after their successful trip.
*** In honor of National Police Week, P.S. 160 students, parents and staff visited the 66th Precinct in Borough Park. They brought posters, cards and bagels to show their gratitude to the officers for keeping their community safe. *** The following Bishop Kearney High School students scored in the top percentiles of their levels for their excellence in Italian on the National Italian Exam: Giovanna Badalamenti '21, Level I - Bronze Medal; Mariapaz Burbano '20, Level II - Silver Medal; Luisa Bianco '20, Level II - Bronze Medal; and Lucille Spata '19, Level III - Bronze Medal. Sixteen additional students were recognized in their respective categories with certificates of achievement. Congratulations! The National Italian Exam is a national contest of Italian language and culture for middle school and high school students, organized by the American Association of Teachers of Italian.
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The Hall of Fame Billiards building and the property on the corner are both for sale.
That’s St. Patrick’s with newly constructed condo development 401 95th St.
Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge By Lore Croghan
INBrooklyn From convent to condos. Now that’s a study in contrasts. At the very end of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue, a brand-new apartment building stands on a site where nuns lived. Even if you’re too young to remember there was a convent at 401 95th St. before the Arcadia Bay Ridge condos were constructed, you’ll see another big contrast when you walk down the avenue. The glass-clad condo building is right across the street from St. Patrick’s, a yellow-brick 1920s church with a bell tower and a rose window. The Bay Ridge span of Fifth Avenue is a great place for a stroll. The logical way to take this walk is by starting at the car dealerships on the corner of 65th Street and heading
south. Along the way, there’s a fascinating mix of MiddleEastern restaurants and shops, businesses with longevity like Mike’s Donuts and the cutest canine mural ever. Before we show you interesting sights on our north-tosouth Bay Ridge trek, we first want to spotlight the avenue’s very last block, where seven-story condo building 401 95th St. is located. Condo sponsor J&J Property & Management Group LLC bought the former convent site from St. Patrick’s for $3 million in 2009, city Finance Department records show. According to a posting on website We3.com, in February the state Attorney General accepted a condo offering plan for Arcadia Bay Ridge filed by attorney Jodi B. Zimmerman of Ficara & Associates PC. There are 22 residential units, one commercial unit and 13 parking spaces. The Attorney General’s real estate finance database says the expected total sellout price is $23.637 million. The
sponsor’s principals are Tak Kwong Cheung, Hing Ying Cheung, Tin Tak Cheng and Po Yung Cheng. When we checked StreetEasy.com’s posting about Arcadia Bay Ridge after our stroll, asking prices for available condos ranged from $918,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment to $525,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit.
A Pre-Civil War Parish for Catholic Soldiers
Because of the way Bay Ridge’s street grid is laid out, Fourth and Fifth avenues form a V at 95th Street and Fifth Avenue disappears. Fourth Avenue continues south to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Because of this set-up, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Patrick has a Fourth Avenue address although it’s directly across 95th Street from Arcadia Bay Ridge on Fifth Avenue. — Continued on page 15INB —
Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park By Lore Croghan
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INBrooklyn The most dazzling sight on Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park is a graveyard’s gateway. This isn’t just any graveyard. It’s Green-Wood Cemetery, which has been a major visitor magnet pretty much since its 1838 founding. LEFT: One of the most dramatic sights on Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue is the landmarked entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery.
In the 19th century, New Yorkers took carriage rides, picnicked and partied in the hilly 478acre burial ground. Though the setting around it has become urban, it still looks bucolic today. The brownstone gates — which the city landmarked in 1966 — are located at Green-Wood’s main entrance on Fifth Avenue at 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. — Continued on page 15INB —
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The final block of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue extends from 94th Street at left to 95th Street.
This is the busy corner at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue.
The Bean Post Pub is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 76th Street.
ways a display of tires outside on the sidewalk. When we’re not distracted by bakeries like Jean Danet at 7526 Fifth Ave. or Leske’s at 7612 Fifth Ave., there’s an array of old-fashioned, mixed-use buildings to see. • A handsome building at 6752 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 68th Street was sold for $2 million last November, Finance Department records show. • There’s a “For Sale” sign on a distinctive building on the corner of Ovington Avenue whose address is 6929 Fifth Ave. The asking price for the old-fashioned house with a ground-floor cafe and two recently gut-renovated apartments is $3.2 million, a posting by Ben Bay Realty listing agent Lucy Badwan says.
According to Finance Department records, when 6929 Fifth Ave. last changed hands in 2016, the price paid for it was $2.6 million. • Right next door, another distinctive building is also for sale. The asking price is $7.5 million for Hall of Fame Billiards at 505 Ovington Ave., a marketing flyer posted by CPEX Real Estate’s Timothy King and Dimitri Venekas says. The building is 19,000 square feet in size and there are about 8,000 square feet of air rights.
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Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park — Continued from page 14NB — St. Patrick’s has a storied history. It was first established as a mission in the 1840s. Back then, St. Patrick’s served as the parish for Catholic soldiers at Fort Hamilton. The church building that preceded the present-day one was built in the early 1850s. Fort Hamilton soldiers’ donations of one dollar per week helped to pay for its construction.
A Remedy for Bald Tires and a Billiard Hall
Now let’s circle back to the northern end of Bay Ridge and take this stroll. The first spot that will catch your eye is 67 Street Tire Shop, which is in a storefront at 6702 Fifth Ave. There’s al-
Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park — Continued from page 14NB — Architects Richard Upjohn and his son Richard Michell Upjohn designed these Gothic Revival-style arches in 1861. You’ll see them as you head south along Fifth Avenue, which is lined with mixed-use rowhouses a century old or more. Mingled in among them are financial institutions, religious buildings — and a popular hilltop recreation area that, like the neighborhood, is named Sunset Park. The park extends along Fifth Avenue from 41st to 44th streets.
The Jackie Gleason Depot How Sweet It Is! Eleven blocks away from Green-Wood Cemetery’s gates, the first building you’ll find in Sunset Park is the Jackie Gleason Depot. It’s a 919,000-square-foot NYC Transit System building. In 1988, the MTA named it after the late comedian. He played Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden in the 1950s CBS-TV series “The Honeymooners.” The depot is located at 847 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 36th Street. At 889 Fifth Ave. on the northeast corner of 39th Street, a curved turret is a nice touch. The building houses the Sunset Park Diner.
One of Sunset Park’s grandest Fifth Avenue buildings is the former Bay Ridge Savings Bank, which is made of limestone and has Ionic columns flanking its front door and high arched windows. The Classical Revival-style bank at 5323 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 54th Street was constructed in 1926. It now houses a JPMorgan Chase branch.
And They Called It Puppy Love
Our favorite commercial signage in Bay Ridge says “Oasis Vision Center” and is painted, along with evocative palm trees, on the side of the building at 7411 Fifth Ave. You can see the classic signage if you stand on the corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and turn and face north. That old Paul Anka song, “Puppy Love,” will come into your head when you get to 91st Street. As you walk south on the west side of Fifth Avenue, you’ll come face to face with larger-than-life canines on a mural. It’s painted on the side wall of Fifth Avenue Veterinary Hospital, whose address is 9102 Fifth Ave.
The Immigrants’ Basilica Another dramatic Sunset Park property is 5424 Fifth Ave., which houses a clothing store called George Michael Suit Outlet. It’s at the intersection of 55th Street. As corner buildings with turrets go, this one’s especially charming. It’s topped by a pointy roof shaped like a witch’s hat. According to a Historic Districts Council posting, J.H. Nadigan designed the Queen Anne-style brick building, which was constructed in 1897. On the south end of Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, there’s another dazzling sight — the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The granite Romanesque Revival church is located at 526 59th St. The property extends along Fifth Avenue to the corner of 60th Street. The basilica’s construction began in 1907. It was designed by Swiss-born Franz Joseph Untersee, who settled in the Boston area and specialized in ecclesiastic architecture. Our Lady of Perpetual Help has a long tradition as a refuge for immigrants.
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The exterior of 5424 Fifth Ave. isn’t in perfect shape but it’s such a beautiful building.
At day’s end, folks head to hilltop Sunset Park for some fresh air.
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Flatbush Property Development Thrives As Uncertainty Over ‘Affordable New York’ Subsides By Alexander McGee, Director – Investment Sales
Analyst – Investment Research
Flatbush’s real estate development market is booming again after experiencing a temporary lull in the months following last year’s enactment of Affordable New York, the reinstatement of a popular tax incentive. As investor and lender uncertainty subsides, builders will continue to break ground in the rapidly evolving central Brooklyn neighborhood, where its unique dynamics and relative value all but guarantee price appreciation. The enactment of Affordable New York in April 2017 — a reiteration of the 421-a tax program that expired over two years ago – was welcomed by developers, but many hit the pause button as they took some time to parse its nuances. The new program offers similar tax advantages to 421-a, but differs in some important ways, such as when the abatement is issued, and how taxes are returned. Affordable New York is undeniably attractive to developers as it provides 100% tax exemption for the construction period, and another 25 years after the completion of a project. After that period, a builder can reap additional tax benefits for an-
other 10 years, with the exemption based squarely on the percentage of affordable units in the building. While the government does not provide immunity from taxes at the commencement of a project, as it did with 421-a, it refunds the tax increases over that period. At the same time, some banks do not underwrite construction loans to the full tax abatement, which consequentially effects builders’ construction schedule. Bank lending is far more stringent with the new program as most are requiring a significant amount of due diligence, including tax opinion letters from an attorney. Developers are understandably wary about breaking ground, but as more clarity emerged, banks and builders are becoming more comfortable with the process. Realizing that the reward for buying land in Flatbush far outweighs the risks, developers have swiftly been scooping up land. In 2018, about 13 projects are expected to come online in the neighborhood, nearly doubling 2017’s 7 projects, according to data collected by Recity. From 2019 through 2022, an additional 35 projects are expected to break ground. About 410,000 square feet of new construction should emerge this year. The Affordable New York tax incentive
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is enormously attractive in neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn where the Area Medium Income (AMI) requirements are close to market rents, such as Flatbush. The incentive allows developers to charge up to 130% of AMI, which corresponds to $2,993 for a two-bedroom apartment. For the same two-bedroom apartment in Flatbush, free market rent is $2,150. The law, consequently, provides a clear path for developers in Flatbush to utilize the advantages of the tax abatement while operating a rental building at market rent. This differs starkly with Manhattan, where the affordable rental rate is significantly lower than the market rental rate.
exceeded the $200 per buildable square foot level, including 94 and 100 Lenox Road. The 45,500 buildable square foot property package, which was exclusively
Palpable Price Appreciation Developers have been fond of Flatbush for years, due largely to its attractive zoning relative to other neighborhoods in the borough. Indeed, parts of Flatbush offer some of the highest Floor-Area-Ratios (FAR) in Brooklyn, only trailing the rezoned areas of Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn. Therefore, for a developer looking to build more scale but pay a lower land basis, Flatbush is one of the few options around. Nevertheless, the impact of Affordable New York over the past year on Flatbush cannot be overstated. At the current pace, dollar volume in the development market will likely outpace 2017’s tally of $33.5 million. From January through April, dollar volume in Flatbush reached $16.32 million, 22% higher than the same period a year earlier, according to Ariel Property Advisors’ Investment Research Division. This increase coincided with sizeable appreciation, with the price per buildable square foot for vacant lots costing $209, an astounding 64% jump year-over-year. However, while Flatbush development sites have appreciated in recent months, the assets offer considerable upside as they remain significantly below the Brooklyn’s overall average price per buildable square foot of $245 in the first four months of 2018, and markedly cheaper than other neighborhoods, such as Clinton Hill, where land sold for $319 per buildable square foot. Lately, sites have approached and even
‘Affordable New York is undeniably attractive to developers as it provides 100% tax exemption for the construction period, and another 25 years after the completion of a project.’ —Ariel Property Investors marketed by Ariel Property Advisors, recently sold for a collective $9.995 million, or $218 per buildable square foot, which is a record high in the area for Flatbush. Along with pricing, developers are also keenly aware of the rapidly changing dynamics in the neighborhood, including a recently built 243-room Holiday Inn, as well as Hudson Companies’ 170-unit, 65,000 square foot rental building on Clarkson Avenue. At 2100 Bedford Avenue, Flatbush’s first luxury condominium building, sell-outs were the highest in Flatbush’s history, with the average price per square foot at $859. Looking ahead, with market uncertainty about Affordable New York dissipating, the development market in Flatbush should continue to flourish. Whether it be attractive pricing and zoning, or the Area Median Income component of the abatement, banks and developers alike will remain enamored with Flatbush, one of hottest development markets in Brooklyn.
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RUSS PIZZA 745 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 Russ Pizza has a mouth-watering pie just for you! Their Buffalo Chicken pizza is drawing people from all across the borough. It’s just the right kind of spicy and the cheese is gooey and delicious. Grab a slice or two for lunch or dinner! www.Russpizza.com
CAFE CHILI 172 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Now that spring is here it’s the perfect time to enjoy Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls at Café Chili on Court Street. They’re as warm and inviting as the season and make the perfect starters to a delicious www.cafechiliny.com
DAMASCUS BAKERY 56 Gold St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Damascus Bakeries has the perfect bistro bun for a tasty shrimp BLT! That’s right, just load up their hearty bistro bun with all the shrimp you can hold, top with local summer tomato and lettuce, add mayo and you have the best tasting BLT in Brooklyn! For more recipes: www.damascusbakery.com
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BAREBURGER 149 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Treat dad to Bareburger’s Buffalo Chicken Sandwich on his special day. That’s buttermilk fried chicken, lettuce, Buffalo sauce and buttermilk ranch served on a brioche bun. Happy Father’s Day! www.bareburgerbrooklynheights.com LITTLE FORNO 276 Bay Ridge Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11220 Little Forno has an enticing menu and everything on it is made with homemade care. After all, it is that sweet little secret restaurant hidden in the heart of Bay Ridge. From starters to main course to dessert, everything on the menu is unforgettable! www.littleforno.com D’AMICO COFFEE 309 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 joys going to Jets games with his kids. But since the Jets are in training he will be spending Father’s Day sipping his favorite coffee at D’Amico Coffee Roasters with all the cool Dads! www.damicocoffeeroasters.com
CHADWICK’S 8822 Third Ave Brooklyn, NY 11209 Want to treat Dad to something both unique and delicious? Take him to Chadwick’s for their special Confit Duck Legs, deep fried then tossed in a sesame honey sriracha glaze. Dad will love it! www.chadwicksbrooklyn.com THE KINGS BEER HALL 84 St Marks Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 The Kings Beer Hall is THE place to take Dad for Father’s Day. Not only can he choose from 30 different international beers, but he can feast on KBH’s BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with house made Granny Smith Apple Coleslaw on a Brioche Bun!! www.thekbh.com JACQUES TORRES CHOCOLATE 66 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Jacques Torres is known for its smooth, smoky, sweet and delicious chocolate. It’s also the perfect wedding favor – guaranteed to make your special event even more memorable! www.mrchocolate.com
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3 Guys from Brooklyn really has something to celebrate -- 20 years of providing the freshest fruit and vegetables in the borough at its iconic location at 6502 Fort Hamilton Parkway. That’s quite an accomplishment, especially considering that it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in honor of the store’s 20th anniversary, 3 Guys is rolling back prices to what they were in 1998. “We’ve been here on this corner for 20 years and we want to celebrate,” 3 Guys co-owner Philip A. Penta said. “It has been our pleasure to provide this unique and diverse community with quality and aﬀordable produce for these past 20 years. Starting on June 18, our weekly circular will be rolled back for one week to reﬂect the prices of our ﬁrst year in business! Same great quality and variety that our customers have come to expect but priced like it’s 1998!” It actually all started 30 years ago when Howard and Scott Zimmerman and Philip C. Penta decided to open what they called the UN of grocery stores. They oﬀered great deals and the freshest produce available in a neighborhood place where old friends could meet, neighbors run into each other, and families come shopping together from all across the borough…or New York City for that matter. Howard and Scott’s father Stanley Zimmerman had originally put up a fruit store at 65th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in 1975. Then, in 1978 Stanley along with his brother Howard and his brother-in-law Harry (the original Three Guys) moved to the current location.
Top: 3 Guys now and then. Above: 3 Guys interior now. Right: The original 3 Guys (from left), Howard Zimmerman, Philip C Penta and Scott Zimmerman. The current 3 Guys is run by Scott and Philip, and continues the tradition that Stanley’s store began – selling only the highest quality produce, at aﬀordable prices. Today, they oﬀer 100 varieties of fruit and vegetables, along with other deli and bakery products in the same spot where Stanley Zimmerman originally started it all. Stanley visited the store every day until the day he passed in 2009. Tragically, Howard was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2003. The spot where 3 Guys sits is oﬃcially designated by the city as Howard Zimmerman Corner. “It’s named after him because of all of the things he tried to do for this community,” Penta said. Today, the family still remains a big part of the business and people of all ages, ethnicities and origins come from
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n e a r and far to get their fruits and vegetables from 3 Guys from Brooklyn. And the quality of their products is of major importance to them. “There have been a few comments about things getting more expensive,” Penta said. “Anybody can sell cheap produce for a cheap price, but we don’t want to give our customers something that’s going to disappear in their refrigerator overnight. We want to provide good produce for a value. I think that’s what sets us apart from other places in the neighborhood.” And rolling back their prices to those of 1998 for the week is their way of giving back to the community. “We felt this was the best way to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” Penta said. “We’re proud to be a part of this community and we want to continue to be a part of the community.” And in keeping with Zimmerman’s legacy of giving back, Penta continues to be actively involved in the community. “We still continue to partner with charity runs, charity walks, churches, synagogues, fundraisers and other community-based organizations,” he said. Penta wants people to know that 3 Guys will continue to be a force for good in the neighborhood. “We are thankful for what this community has done for us and the price rollback is our way of giving back to the community,” Penta added.
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A rt NORTHSIDE ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION Work of talented members of Northside’s longstanding painting collective, featuring still-lifes, landscapes and miniatures. When: Friday, June 15, 1–3 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Northside Senior Center (179 N 6th St.) RUDE INK SPRING/ SUMMER 2018 The artwork focuses on the effect that the fashion industry has on our perceptions of body image and culture. When: Saturday, June 16, 8–11 a.m. Where: Prospect Range Projects (1226 Prospect Ave.) PRIDE AND LOSS A group exhibition curated by South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi, featuring works by the Inkanyiso collective including South African visual activists and photographers who produce, educate, and disseminate information for the LGBTI community and marginalized people. When: TuesdaysSaturdays through June 23, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Ave.) CARRY OVER: New Voices from the Global African Diaspora Lived experiences of women’s migration, and the wide range of themes surrounding it. When: WednesdaysSundays through June 30, 12–6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St.)
WAITING IN THE SKY David Bowie inspired paintings by Audrey Frank Anastasi. When: Daily through July 8, Where: NU Hotel (85 Smith St.) ON SITE “On Site” is Trestle’s annual salon featuring artwork made by artists working in our space. There are over 60 artworks on view. When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 18, 1:30–6:30p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Ave.) MATTHEW JENSEN: Here From There A Collection of Brooklyn Walks, a solo exhibition by Matthew Jensen curated by Ian Cofre. When: TuesdaysSaturdays through July 21, 2–6 p.m. Where: Gowanus/ Open Source Gallery (306 17th St.)
B ook Events BOOK GIVEAWAY Come by to pick out your free books, text books, picture books, workbooks and more. There is no catch, let’s support literacy. When: Saturday, June 16, 3:45–6:30 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/ Chang Learning Center (1663 Bath Ave.)
FICTION READING Jennifer Egan author of Manhattan Beach Join us for the paperback release of New York Times Bestseller Manhattan Beach by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. When: Monday, June 18, 7:30p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books Are Magic (225 Smith St.)
BRIC MEDIA TALKS: The Freelance Life Sit down with three successful freelancers to discuss the ins-and-outs of finding inspiration, and staying afloat in the world of New York City media. When: Thursday, June 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BRIC House (647 Fulton St.) GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY Then and Now Join Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman for a visit to the locations where Victorian heritage photographs were taken and discover how the Cemetery has transformed in the last hundred years. When: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. Where: Greenwood/ Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th St.)
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REPAIRING YOUR CREDIT Learn how to build better credit. To RSVP or inquire about accessibility call (718) 619-4248 When: Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Legal Hand (250 Kingston Ave.)
YO RE MI MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Ages 9 months to 36 months. Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Register at www.brooklynkids.org/ spark/classes/ When: Thursday, June 14, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Where: DUMBO/Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (1 John St.) FATHER’S DAY KARAOKE When:Sunday, June 17, 2-6 p.m. Where: Coney Island/ Deno’ s Wonder Wheel Park (3059 W 12th St.)
MUSICAL SHABBAT Every third Friday of the month, the Bay Ridge Jewish Center band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome. When: Friday, June 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st St.) THE THREE LITTLE PIGS BUY A BROWNSTONE IN BROOKLYN. The famous trio, living with an older Red Riding Hood, embark on the adventure of finding a Brownstone in Brooklyn to call their own. Suitable for ages 5 and up. For all inquiries call Rob at 917-8637842 or visit www. playnicepeople.com When: Saturdays 2p.m. and Sundays 3:30p.m. through July 1. Where:Park Slope/ A Nice Place (89 4th Ave)
FAMILY FARMHOUSE DAY Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required. When: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Where: Wyckoff Farm Museum (5816 Clarendon Road)
F ilm WET TUX In 2057 a nuclear war decimates the Earth, and only a small number of people survive. Some were referred to as the dregs, the bottom of the barrel… the poisoned, sick, and wet. They were asked to provide the entertainment. When: Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave.) SORRY TO BOTHER YOU “Use your white voice.” With that simple piece of advice, stuck-on-
the-bottom-rung telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) goes from living in his uncle’s garage to rocketing up the corporate ladder. But just what is he selling? Introduction by Boots Riley When: Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave.)
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MCGORLICK PARK FARMERS MARKET Fresh, local food, plus used clothing drop off for recycling. Due to park construction the market will be along the Monitor Street side of the park this season. When: Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Down to Earth McGorlick Park Farmers Market (150 Monitor Street) BAY RIDGE FOOD CO-OP Fresh local meat and produce When: Friday, June 15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and
Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 Where: Bay Ridge/ Union Church (7915 Ridge Blvd.)
H ealth RETRO DANCE With Dodge YMCA When: Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 2) OWL’S HEAD PARK YOGA with Erica Ginger Sponsored by Senator Marty Golden. Bring your own mat and any accessories..Suggested donation $5. Meet across from the basketball courts. When: Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30pm to 8pm Where: Bay Ridge/Owl’s Head Park
PRIDE SELF DEFENSE A free self-defense course for the LGBTQ community in honor of PRIDE month! Space is limited. To register, call, or email with your full name, phone number, and email address: call: 718-418-9892 When: Friday, June 15, 7–10 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Traditional Okinawan Karate (248 Mckibbin St.) TUESDAY NIGHT ZUMBA Shake up your work week with some outdoor Zumba every Tuesday. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m Where: DUMBO/ Metrotech Commons (1 Metrotech Center)
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PIYO Build power and increase speed and leg strength. . Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Empire Fulton Ferry (1 Water St.) NYRR OPEN RUN All experience levels— even walkers!. When: Tuesday, June 19, 6:45 p.m. check in. Run at 7 p.m Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6
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The Park Church Co-Op, a Lutheran ministry serving Greenpoint, has launched a drive to grow the congregation and increase donations, with the goal of being self-sustaining by the end of this year. The church’s determination to expand as a viable church brings to the forefront a delicate balance between meeting organizational deadlines and measuring its membership’s intangible spiritual growth. Facing closure when its grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Metropolitan New York Synod expires at the end of 2018, the church made the decision to survive. The church, on Russell Street across from Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park, launched its campaign to increase the number of worshipers attending Sunday services, to generate more giving from the community-at-large, and to expand the church’s outreach programs. “As a church, we have been growing slowly but steadily since I arrived in 2015,” said Pastor Amy Kienzle, who took the helm of what had previously been known as the Church of the Messiah. “But we are facing a deadline this fall for showing that we can sustain ourselves with both people and money, without needing as much funding from the larger Lutheran organizations. This is a challenge that I feel confident we will meet but our efforts are dependent on all church members and our partners in the community.” Kienzle has now reached out to all denominations and faiths, as well as friends and neighbors in a spirit of “radical openness” that furthers Christian teachings of “love thy neighbor.” “Our number one mission is to bring healing to people,” she said. A leader in social outreach programs and a groundbreaking cultural venue, Park Church Co-Op supports its outreach activities primarily through weekly donations from congregants.
The current campaign encourages weekly pledge commitments ranging from $5 up to $100, with special gifts and modest perks attached to each level of giving. The co-op also hopes to engage local businesses and organizations in the supporting the mission. Sunday morning services, which begin at 11 a.m. currently draw 25-30 people, a number that the church is seeking to increase to 50 over the summer. Moreover, Park Church Co-Op is involved in community outreach through its homeless respite program that offers shelter to 15 people in the winter. It also opens its doors to community meetings, after-school programming and artistic endeavors, such as film shoots and art shows. The Park Church Co-Op’s home is an historic church building marking its 110th year, formerly the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. “We are thankful for the foundation the faithful people of that church built over the past century. We look forward to the future, reaching out to all of our neighbors—the longtime and brand-new residents—to provide relevant spiritual nourishment in these changing times,” says Kienzle. However, Kienzle points out that healing and building a sense of spiritual safety and trust among church members takes time—often longer than the deadlines set by denominational bodies. When Park Church learned that it would not be receiving more funds and would probably have to close, it was the wider community that also spoke up. “The community that we built was shocked that Park Church would be closing, and expressed that shock to the bishop’s office and the ELCA representative,” said Kienzle. As a result, Park Church was granted a probationary period to meet certain benchmarks in membership growth and financial stewardship. Donation pledges to the co-op can be made through the new With Friends giving website at https://withfriends.co/ park_church_co_op/join.
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Iftars Around Brooklyn Unite Different Peoples By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor INBrooklyn
Love and Justice are two cornerstones of the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. And in community Iftars around Brooklyn, these actions were at the forefront. An Iftar is the traditional break-the-fast meal that Muslims take following a rigorous daylong fast that is made even more pronounced during the summer months’ increased daylight. During that time, Muslims abstain from food, water and pleasurable activities. They also are commanded to abstain from negativity, anger and other iniquities of the heart, instead focusing on charity and inner discipline. The last 10 days of Ramadan are considered a time of great revelation. Ramadan concludes this weekend. Charity, discipline and the just treatment of fellow human beings were the themes reinforced through the evening at two community Iftars in particular. Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple (B’ShERT) in Victorian Flatbush hosted an Iftar that the Interfaith Coalition of Brooklyn organized for May 31. A week later, on June 7, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted Borough Hall’s 13th annual Iftar. B’ShERT’s Iftar brought together sev-
eral faith groups, including the East Midwood Jewish Center, Our Lady of Refuge Roman Catholic Church, the Turkish Cultural Center, the Council of Peoples Organization, the Peace Islands Institute, the American Council of Minority Women and the North East Islamic Community Center. They shared a meal, and learned the beloved Hebrew song Shalom Chavurim. They also bid a tender farewell to B’ShERT’s Cantor Suzanne Bernstein, who recently retired from that role. One of the evening’s highlights was a creative project in which Jews, Muslims and Christians at each of the round tables teamed up to compose a prayer. Then representatives from each table read the prayers—many of which emphasized thanksgiving, joy, unity and blessings. At Borough Hall, speakers including Adams -- who has for many years honored individuals in the Muslim community who have brought people together peacefully -emphasized the urgency of continuing to do so in the current political environment. Adams said, “I want to speak about the importance of highlighting the borough’s religious diversity and strengthening interfaith ties in an environment of divisive political rhetoric nationally and an increase in
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bias-based attacks locally.” One of the groups whom he recognized at the June 7 Iftar had organized an event to counteract the “Punish A Muslim Day,” that had originated in the United Kingdom and then gone viral. Abdul Elenani, CEO and founder of the Brooklyn-based company Cocoa Grinder, created a “Love A Muslim Day,” in response. That idea also caught on quickly, with people donating coffee, meals and other acts of kindness. One of the honorees was an organization, the Yemeni American Merchants Association, which has organized national
bodega strikes to protest the Trump administration’s executive order that bans migration citizens from Muslim-majority nations. Accepting the citation on behalf of YAMA was board member Saleh Hassan. Among the other honorees: Yasmin Dwedar, an advocate for taxi and limousine drivers; Sergeant Zagham Abbas; youth Kazi Ateea; Douglas Jablon, executive vice president for patient relations and special assistant to the president of Maimonides Medical Center and frequent speaker at interfaith events; and Abddul Jaber, who received a Lifetime Award.
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The nonproﬁt Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) held its eighth annual golf outing at Marine Park Golf Course on Friday, June 1. The event is an important fundraiser for the organization, and also celebrated 60 years of “Building Better Futures” for individuals with special needs. “Golf helps raise needed donations and funds for our mission,” noted Caroline Mansuetto, director of development for the GEC. Golfers enjoyed 18 holes, as well as an extravagant BBQ complete with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and all the trimmings during the day. In the evening, they were joined by friends and family to pig out at the decked-out buﬀet and open bar. Founded in 1958, GEC has helped children and adults with developmental disabilities to live their best lives for decades. The same excitement and dedication was reﬂected in every participant’s face as they piled out of the lined-up golf carts. Awards were given out in the evening. The competition included the categories of Hole In One (no winners this year), Low Gross, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Putting Contest, with a large golf ball award and other prizes and goodie bags for winners.
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Six Years After Sandy, Children’s Program Still Homeless By Paula Katinas
A day care center that operated out of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex in Coney Island until Superstorm Sandy damaged the building still has not returned to the site nearly six years after the storm. The HeartShare St. Vincent Services Surfside Gardens Cornerstone Program is seeking to return to its original home at Surfside Gardens, a NYCHA housing development at 2940 West 31st St. but repairs of the building are not yet complete, officials said. Superstorm Sandy hit New York City on Oct. 29, 2012. Since the storm, the Surfside Gardens Cornerstone Program has scrambled to find space and has operated out of various locations. “Surfside has moved five times to nearby locations, including Liberation High School, Carey Gardens Community Center and P.S. 288, where the program is temporarily running now,” said Felicia Turner, the program’s educational coordinator. The program offers after-school and evening activities, as well as a summer camp for kids. More than half of the program’s participants who reside in NYCHA housing are from poverty-stricken families, according to HeartShare St. Vincent Services officials. The lack of a center also forced HeartShare St. Vincent Services to cur-
Councilmember Mark Treyger said that because the program has been displaced, it “can’t fully offer children in Coney Island the opportunities they rightfully deserve.”
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tail parts of the program. “We no longer had late hours, so teens roamed the neighborhood and were subject to street violence. We could no longer run our parenting classes,” said Program Director Radayza Montas. Councilmember Mark Treyger, who represents Coney Island, is pushing NYCHA to expedite the repairs to al-
low the Cornerstone Program to return. “Because of Superstorm Sandy, and quite frankly because of government bureaucracy and incompetence, this has not been reopened. But we are doing everything possible to hold their feet to the fire,” Treyger said. “Due to the displacement, the Cornerstone Program can’t fully of-
fer children in Coney Island the opportunities they rightfully deserve.” Brooke Rosenthal, vice president of Youth Development at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, said patience is wearing thin. “The building is nowhere near ready to be moved into. If you look at the playground, there’s broken glass everywhere and bullet holes in the slides. It’s very sad. Every time I’m there, young children come up to me and ask if the center is opening soon. They are waiting and we don’t have an answer,” Rosenthal said. Coney Island residents praised the program and said they hoped it could return to Surfside Gardens soon. “Surfside saved my life when I went back to school. My son does his homework after school and participates in the weekend program too,” said Kaden Jones, a parent. “It’s a resource for the community and for our youth. As a child growing up, I participated at Surfside and the program shielded us from participating in wrongful activities in the neighborhood,” said Mustafa Ahmed, one of the program’s workers. “Coney Island is a small place, but it doesn’t have a lot of services. We desperately need educational, cultural and recreational programs,” said Ronald Stewart, a lifelong resident of the neighborhood. NYCHA officials did not return phone calls or email messages.
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with jewelry, clothing, novelty items and much more for shoppers to peruse. The kids’ rides were also set up among the festivities, but eventually with the rain they had to be closed early. The festival funds support the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT1) and the 62nd Precinct Community Council, helping to pay for events like the annual Night Out Against Crime (held every August) and graffiti removal in the community.
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It was a beautiful day for a well-deserved retirement celebration at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge. Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Stephens turned over responsibilities to Command Sgt. Maj. LaShan Hayes in a moving ceremony outside on the hill at Engeldrum Bluff. The change of responsibility service took place on Friday, June 8, with a backdrop of the Narrows as an FDNY fireboat sprayed a tribute to Stephens, who was relinquishing his command after 30 years of service. The West Point Band Quintet provided the prelude music before the presentation of the colors by the New York City Recruiting Battalion Color Guard. Base Chaplain Donald Ehrke delivered an invocation that was followed by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton commanding officer Col. Peter Sicoli bidding a fond farewell to Stephens. He praised Stephens not only as a professional soldier but also as a personal friend. Stephens, who hails from North Carolina, enlisted in the Army in 1988 and served in a variety of positions before landing at Fort Hamilton. During his service he undertook many combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Stephens is the married father of three children. Stephens spoke about how much serving at Fort Hamilton has meant to him and especially thanked his wife for always standing by him. He also remembered his mother who he said would be proud of his success and who was looking down on him from heaven. Hayes said that she didn’t really know much about Fort Hamilton in the beginning but is so happy and honored to be here now. State Sen. Marty Golden congratulated Hayes on her new position and presented Stephens with a Senate proclamation saluting his many years of service to our country.
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NAME CHANGE IMRAN NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 14th day of May, 2018, bearing the Index Number 1041/2018, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofce of the Clerk located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, grants me the right to change the name and date of birth of my mother. My present address 1483 Shore Parkway Apt. 1D Brooklyn, New York 11214. Minor’s date of birth is August 31, 2016; the place of my birth is Brooklyn, New York. My mother’s correct name is SIDRA IMRAN and her date of birth is June 15, 1983. #160732
NAME CHANGE PIMENTEL NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 8th day of June, 2018, bearing the Index Number NC-000746-18/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofce 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) JOANNA (Middle) MARIE (Last) PIMENTEL. My present name is (First) JOANN (Last) PIMENTEL AKA JOANNA MARIE PIMENTEL AKA JOANNA MARIE NGOM AKA JOANNA NGOM AKA JOANNA M NGOM. The city and state of my present address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is BROOKLYN, NY. The month and year of my birth are September, 1984. #160737
NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Supreme Court, County of Kings, on the 8th day of June, 2018 bearing Index Number 768/2018, a copy of which may be examined at the ofce of the Clerk, located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, in Room 189, grants me the right to assume the name of FERNANDO ANTONIO THOMAS. My present address is 1501 EAST NEW YORK AVE #3 FL, Brooklyn, NY 11212. My date of birth is August 8, 2000. The place of my birth is The Brooklyn Hospital Center. My present name is FERNANDO ANTONIO THOMAS GONZALEZ. #160733
NAME CHANGE OTERO NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 5th day of June, 2018, bearing the Index Number NC-000735-18/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofce 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) ELENA (Middle) L. (Last) OTERO. My present name is (First) LUZ (Middle) ELENA (Last) OTERO MARTINEZ AKA ELENA L. OTERO AKA ELENA OTERO FKA LUZ ELENA OTERO FKA LUZ ELENA LAY. The city and state of my present address are BROOKLYN, NY. My place of birth is PUERTO RICO. The month and year of my birth are March, 1952. #160671
NAME CHANGE EISENBERG NOTICE is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Kings County on the 31st day of May, 2018, bearing the Index Number NC-000716-18/KI, a copy of which may be examined at the Ofce 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) MEILECH (Last) EISENBERG. My present name is (First) ELIMELECH (Last) EISENBERG AKA MEILECH EISENBERG FKA ELIMELECH MENDLOWITZ. The city and state of my present address are Brooklyn, NY. My place of birth is NEW YORK, NY. The month and year of my birth are March, 1973. #160582
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