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Margarita Lopez Torres for Surrogate Court judge On Tuesday June 25, there will be a Democratic primary for the position of Surrogate Court judge, a county-wide judicial seat. The Surrogate Court is an important court, handling estates, trusts, guardianships and adoptions. Its fair and proper administration of the affairs of all who pass away with some connection to Brooklyn is more than a grave matter: it deals with the impact on heirs, sometimes orphaned minors, and matters of money and property. A good surrogate must be well-versed in the law and have judicial experience and a sensitive, humane disposition and the courage to stand up for what is just for all parties, particularly vulnerable heirs. The publishers of this newspaper feel such a combination of these elements is evident in the experienced incumbent, Margarita Lopez Torres. Judge Lopez Torres has served for over 13 years in the Surrogate position, as well as 13 prior years as a Civil Court judge, presiding in the Housing, Criminal and Civil Parts. She was the first Latina to become a Civil Court judge in the City of New York, and the first Latina surrogate in New York ever, as well as the first female surrogate in Brooklyn. She began her legal career as a Legal Services lawyer over 40 years ago and rose to become the deputy general counsel for foster care and other family law matters for the City of New York before her election to the bench in 1992. She has a strong reputation for a fair and efficient administration of the court. Beginning her career as an opponent of a local machine, Judge Lopez Torres ran without the backing of the county machine and won the primary in 2005, after her predecessor was removed by the state government following some questionable practices and appointments. Judge Lopez Torres has been praised for cleaning up a court that had acquired a reputation for entrenchment.
Now, having served as incumbent for nearly 14 years with an unchallenged record, she is endorsed by all factions of the Democratic party. One of her critical acts was to order the return of money to the estates of people who died without wills. It had been the subject of her predecessor’s removal, because the Surrogate’s Court had overlooked questionable overcharges by the counsel to the public administrator. Her order was upheld on appeal. Judge Lopez Torres also “de-politicized” the Public Administrator’s Office, the city agency that administers the estates of those who die without wills, by appointing a former prosecutor to be the public administrator, ending decades of cronyism. She also opened a Help Center for those who came to the court without lawyers; she ended the practice of sending court personnel on junkets around the country and around the world; and she introduced video conferencing to deal with wasted travel time for meetings on issues associated with estates. Opponents of Judge Lopez Torres, lacking the approvals and endorsements she has earned, have attempted to malign her by criticizing the Public Administrator’s Office. However, the Public Administrator’s Office is a city agency and its employees are city employees and do not report directly to the surrogate. There are no Surrogate Court personnel in the Public Administrator’s Office. By law, the surrogate appoints the public administrator, but does not directly manage or supervise that office. Over the years, a few clerks in the Public Administrator’s Office have been caught stealing money and comptroller’s reports have suggested changes to assure safeguarding of assets. But those reports did not criticize any conduct or actions of Judge Lopez Torres. She has earned re-election and we urge a vote for her.
Community Board 11 worries Census will undercount Bensonhurst-Bath Beach BY PAULA KATINAS
Brooklyn’s Community Board 11 is home to more than 204,000 residents, making the Bensonhurst-Bath Beach area one of the most densely populated parts of the borough, according to board officials. But Board 11 officials said they’re growing increasingly concerned that a large number of those residents won’t be counted in the 2020 Census and that the community will lose out on vital government services as a result. That’s why an effort is already underway to convince residents to fill out Census forms to ensure that everyone is counted, even though the nation’s official count of its population won’t take place until next year, said CB11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia. Speaking at the board’s June 13 meeting, Elias-Pavia said that it’s not too early to be dealing with the topic. “Let’s start speaking about it,” she told the board. Mandated by the Constitution, the Census is conducted once every 10 years. Among other things, it determines the size of a state’s delegation to the 435-member House of Representatives and how much federal funding a state will receive. “All funding is determined by participation in the Census,” Elias-Pavia said. The last Census was done in 2010. To encourage participation this time around, the 2020 Census will mark the first time residents will be able to fill out the form online. And to help boost the number of people participating in the
Board 11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia, pictured with Chairperson Bill Guarinello at the board’s June 13 meeting, said it’s not too early to start talking about the 2020 Census. ebrooklyn media/Photo by Paula Katinas Census, the form, which asks questions such as the number of people living in a house, will be printed in 13 different languages. That’s vital in Board 11, said Elias-Pavia, who added that the majority of community board residents are immigrants. A community health profile compiled by the New York City Department of Health revealed that 56 percent of Board 11 residents were born outside the U.S. and that 47 percent of the population has limited English proficiency. The federal government will start mailing Census forms to residents in March of 2020. The official Census Day is April 1, 2020.
Gearing up for the Census, Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, to serve as director of the Office of the Census for New York City in January. “Our share of over $800 billion of annual federal funding and our voice and power in Congress are at risk, and the stakes could not be higher. That is why our office is committed to working with every stakeholder to ensure we get this next Census right,” Menin said in a statement on April 1, which was designated as a Day of Action by the city to mark the one-year point before the Census takes place. Hundreds of volunteers
fanned out to 50 locations around the city on the Day of Action to hand out literature in 11 languages — English, Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, Urdu, Arabic, French, HaitianCreole, Russian, Korean and Polish. Menin was the guest speaker at a Census town hall held last month by Councilmember Mark Treyger in Bensonhurst. Elias-Pavia also attended the town hall. “The #2020Census is less than a year away. Demographic data from the #2020Census impacts future gov’t funding for education, infrastructure and other critical services for our city, and determines congressional representation. We need to ensure all NYers are prepared and counted for,” Treyger wrote on his Facebook page. Maria Henderson, Treyger’s spokesperson, told the Home Reporter the lawmaker organized the town hall “to encourage participation in the Census.” The city is determined to get as many people counted as possible, according to Henderson, who said the City Council’s budget “includes significant funding for Census outreach.” Steve Mei, director of Brooklyn Community Services at the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., said his organization is fully on board with the city’s Census outreach effort. “CPC is proud to support Census outreach and education, especially here in Brooklyn where response rates have traditionally lagged due to fewer committed resources and opportunities to engage the hardest-toreach New Yorkers,” Mei stated in April.
Board 11 asks DOT to expand Vision Zero banner program BY PAULA KATINAS
Community Board 11, which is grappling with a shocking spate of pedestrian deaths on its streets in recent months, is asking for help from the Department of Transportation in spreading the city’s Vision Zero safety message. The community board voted at its June 13 meeting to request that DOT erect banners on street lamp posts on heavily trafficked thoroughfares urging drivers and pedestrians to use extra caution when navigating roadways. “We’ve had one too many fatalities,” Board 11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia said at the meeting. Specifically, Board 11 is asking DOT to post banners on streets that have been designated as Vision Safety Priority Corridors, roadways that the agency is giving special attention to with street re-designs, additional signage, pedestrian countdown clocks and the like. The Vision Safety Priority Corridors in Board 11 include 86th Street, 18th Avenue and Bay Parkway. Laurie Windsor, chairperson
of the community board’s Transportation Committee, introduced the motion that was approved by a unanimous vote. “We suggest that DOT use banners to spread the Vision Zero message,” Windsor said. Launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, Vision Zero is an initiative by DOT to make streets safer for pedestrians. Its goal is to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by the year 2024. Board 11 has seen a troubling series of fatal accidents involving pedestrians hit by cars. The community board covers parts of Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Mapleton and Gravesend. In the most recent incident, a 64-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on Cropsey Avenue near 16th Avenue on June 9. The victim, Faquan Li, was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn, where he later died. The rash of fatal incidents is causing Board 11 leaders to search for answers. “I have the feeling that things are out of control out there,” Windsor told the Home Reporter. “I don’t think it’s just one thing. In some cases, the driver is speeding. But there are
Community Board 11 wants DOT to erect banners similar to the business banners posted in commercial areas, only these would be promoting street safety. The photo shows a Business Improvement District banner on Fifth Avenue. eBrooklyn media/Photo by Paula Katinas also cases where the pedestrian jumps out from between two parked cars. It does seem to me that people have no regard for traffic laws anymore.” When asked if DOT would be willing to consider Board 11’s suggestion, a spokesperson told the Home Reporter that the agency has a similar initiative and pointed to the Vision Zero Traffic Safety Banner Residen-
cy Program. Under the program, students in Grades 5-8 design safety banners for DOT to post on street lights near the childrens’ schools. Two Brooklyn schools, the Trey Whitfield School in East New York, and the Park Place Community Middle School in Park Slope, helped DOT officials unveil 24 new banners in May.
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Bay Ridge board turns down Third Avenue bike lane, okays others for district BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
southern Brooklyn board is asking the Department of Transportation to draw up new plans to expand the local bike network for the second time, despite a round of revisions that resulted from previous board requests and a broader town hall. At its last general meeting before breaking for the summer, Community Board 10 voted on Monday, June 17 to reject significant parts of a bike network expansion that, if implemented in full, would bring 10 new bike lanes to Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. In all, five stretches were approved, and five were rejected or sent back to the agency for “further study.” State Sen. Andrew Gounardes, Councilmember Justin Brannan and Assembly member Mathylde Frontus wrote to DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray Tuesday to express their disapproval. “While we applaud the bike lane proposals that were approved by Community Board 10, we do not agree with their rejection of the proposals for Bay Ridge Parkway as well as 84th Street, and 85th Street,” the letter reads. “We believe that the proposals offered by DOT reflected the best will of the community.” Some board members said the plan as proposed would increase congestion,
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Bay Ridge Parkway is one of the streets that would get a bike lane under the DOT’s plan. and put cyclists and pedestrians in danger. Merchants on Third Avenue have also expressed that a lane on the strip would likely interfere with deliveries to stores on the busy commercial corridor and could lead to mass confusion for merchants, delivery workers, bike riders and pedestrians. The community board’s rejection comes at a deadly time for city cyclists — 11 have been killed citywide so far this year. That number matches the whole-year total of all 2018. Four of those deaths have taken place in southern Brooklyn alone.
Bike lanes were first installed in CB10’s area in 2003, and expanded upon in 2015, said Traffic and Transportation Committee Chairperson Jayne Capetanakis. In 2018, DOT made a recommendation to bring a north-south connector to 92nd Street — a proposal panned by both cyclists and board members, the chair said. More than 70 residents, cyclists and local stakeholders attended a DOT workshop in January to give the agency feedback, which led to the development of the new plan presented to
the board in May. “This proposal we will be voting on tonight came from several months of working with DOT, cyclists, residents and other stakeholders,” Capetanakis said. “No plan is ever going to be perfect, but we have to start somewhere.” DOT presented 10 suggested lanes: 64th Street from Seventh to 14th Avenue, 66th Street from Seventh to 14th Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway from Shore Road to 14th Avenue, Ovington Avenue across the Seventh Avenue overpass to connect with Seventh Avenue, 84th Street from
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Proposed east-to-west routes of the extension.
Colonial Road to 14th Avenue westbound, 85th Street from Narrows Avenue to 14th Avenue eastbound, 11th Avenue southbound from 64th to 85th Street, 10th Avenue northbound from 64th to 86th Street, Third Avenue from 68th Street to 79th Street northbound and Third Avenue from 79th Street to Shore Road north and southbound, and Ridge Boulevard from 66th Street to Marine Avenue. The board proceeded to vote section by section, choosing to approve lanes for 10th and 11th avenues as well as Ovington Avenue, 64th and 66th streets. They voted to disapprove lanes for Bay Ridge Parkway and Third Avenue. It also voted to send the 84th and 85th street routes to DOT for further study and to await completion of traffic studies in progress on Ridge Boulevard before making a decision. The board is no stranger to criticism for its history with bike lanes. CB10 has come under fire from local cyclists who’ve alleged the group doesn’t care about their safety. Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, who represents Bushwick and Williamsburg, has proposed limiting the back-and-forth between
community boards and DOT to expedite the bike lane approval process. “We know the money’s in the budget for the construction of new bike safety and pedestrian safety upgrades and infrastructure,” Reynoso said in May. “So our problem is that the DOT is extending the process by returning to the community boards.” Brian Hedden of Bike South Brooklyn said that the decks are stacked against cycling advocates. “One frustrating thing from our standpoint is that it always seems like the forces that want to keep things the same — either out of some negative attitude toward bike lanes or something else — have multiple opportunities to veto it,” he said Tuesday. “Meanwhile, cyclists who have been involved going back to last December, it almost feels like they’re in some sort of NCAA tournament where they’re 6-0.” Even those stretches approved by the board, like 64th and 66th streets, aren’t quite bike “lanes” as they aren’t linked to other routes, Hedden said. “Those aren’t even full links so, flat out, they aren’t bike lanes,” he said, adding that he’s heard a lot of “bad faith” arguments and “misinformation” from those against the extension. “[CB10 says] that they aren’t against bike lanes, but then they shoot down every conceivable location where bike lanes could exist,” Hedder said. “That’s not pro-bike lanes.” Capetanakis stressed that the board’s vote is advisory only. The agency may still go ahead with the project, she said, but in the end, it’s not up to the community board to come up with alternative routes. “It is our job to make recommendations keeping in mind the safety of everyone in our community,” she said. Gounardes, Brannan and Frontus ended their letter to DOT with a call to see nine of the 10 routes — all but the Third Avenue one — implemented “preferably no later than this summer.” DOT did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Retired educator says his dream of waterfront science lab is still alive BY PAULA KATINAS PAULAKATINAS @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
Thomas Greene's dream lives! Greene, a retired Fort Hamilton High School assistant principal, has been advocating for many years for the city to build a science lab on the Bay Ridge waterfront for students to learn about marine life and the environment. After years of seeing his dream rejected or put on the back burner by local officials, Greene may finally be making some progress on his goal. Greene recently wrote to the New York City School Construction Authority and heard back from CEO Lorraine Grillo. "She wants to meet with us," he told the Home Reporter in an email. The SCA is the agency
responsible for building schools in New York City. Greene, who taught science at Fort Hamilton for more than 25 years, amended his original science lab proposal, changing the name to "Marine Eco Field Station" and moving the location for the proposed facility from Denyse Wharf, a pier at the foot of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, to a piece of city-owned property just outside the entrance to the pier. The property he is eyeing falls under the jurisdiction of the city's Parks Department. Greene has formed two grass-roots organizations, New York State Marine Education Association and Friends of Denyse Wharf, to continue to push for the proposed project. The Friends group conducts periodic cleanups of the wharf, gathering volunteers, including high school students, and removing old tires,
Volunteers have removed tons of debris from Denyse Wharf over the years, according to Thomas Greene, founder of the group Friends of Denyse Wharf. eBrooklyn media/Photo courtesy of Thomas Greene pieces of driftwood and other debris from the pier. The proposal has been submitted to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the DOE, the SCA, the Parks Department, Community Board 10 and local officials. Under Greene's vision, the lab would provide a place for students to study marine life, water quality and the effects of climate
change on local waterways. The lab would teach several subject areas, including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, math and engineering. "Why build a lab on the shore? New York City is an island city with more than 500 miles of coastline," Greeen wrote. "Most students live within a mile of the ocean, yet, they
have only a slight acquaintance, and a poor understanding of the marine world." Dozens of volunteers showed up on June 2 to help clean Denyse Wharf, getting rid of old tires, glass, scrap metal and plastics that washed up ashore. The participants included students from Bay Ridge schools, as well as members of the Harbor Seals
Swim Team. The city's Department of Environmental Protection provided the group with a dumpster to cart away the trash. The cleanup also included water quality research demonstrations from Kingsborough Community College students. After the work was completed, the volunteers enjoyed a kayak demonstration.
Sunset Park residents demand Menchaca stop Industry City rezoning BY JAIME DEJESUS
Sunset Park residents and groups rally outside Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's office opposing Industry City's rezoning proposal. eBrooklyn media/Photos by Jaime DeJesus
“Sunset Park is not for sale!” That was the message of a passionate group of Sunset Park residents who gathered outside Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s office on June 14 to oppose the rezoning of Industry City. The 10-year, $1 billion redevelopment would increase IC’s total usable space from 5.3 to 6.6 million square feet and, according to Industry City, would create 15,000 onsite jobs through the building of hotels, as well as additional retail space and academic centers. With several meetings ahead at Community Board 7 to gather input, the protesters urged Menchaca to represent the working class, majority immigrant population that they say strongly opposes the proposed Industry City rezoning. The application was delayed after Menchaca and CB7 Chair
Brannan demands property tax panel show progress report BY PAULA KATINAS
It’s time for the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to show its cards, City Council members said. The commission, formed in May of 2018 by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Corey Johnson to make the city’s byzantine property tax rules fairer, should issue a progress report on its work to date, according to Councilmember Justin Brannan and a group of lawmakers who held a press
conference at City Hall on June 13. It has now been a year since the commission was impaneled, yet New Yorkers are still waiting to hear from the panel, said Brannan, a Democrat who said homeowners in his Bay RidgeDyker Heights-Bensonhurst district could use some relief from high property taxes. Brannan urged the commission to provide an update of their work. The lawmakers also want the panel to place a priority on protecting Tax Class-1 homeowners.
“In this case, no news is not good news. No news is bad news,” Brannan said in a statement. “The Property Tax Commission really does owe us an update, because Class 1 property owners in our districts need relief.” The commission has held a series of public hearings, including a session at Brooklyn Borough Hall in October of 2018, has not issued progress reports or given any indication of its recommendations. The problem, according to Brannan and other advocates seeking changes to the system,
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is that homeowners in more desirable neighborhoods where houses often carry a price tag of more than $2 million, pay far less than their fellow homeowners in other parts of Brooklyn. “Right now, the system is pitting neighborhoods against neighborhoods. The fact that people in my district are paying way more than people in places like Park Slope where there are million-dollar brownstones is outrageous,” Brannan said. “The city’s property tax system is complex, and any recommendations to change the system will be made after thoughtful consideration and careful deliberation,” mayoral spokesperson Marcy Miranda told the Home Reporter in an email.
Cesar Zuniga issued a warning to Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball in a joint letter on March 6, demanding that Industry City delay the rezoning process to allow residents time to consider the proposal and respond. Organizations such as Protect Sunset Park, Artists Against Displacement, BAD Barcode, Sunset Park for a Liberated Future and Youth Against Displacement, delivered a letter to the councilmember’s office which stated, “This rezoning will actually destroy jobs because it will destroy the existing businesses that cannot compete with Industry City’s rising rents.” “I appreciate the many residents and organizations in our neighborhood who continue to engage in our process, offer
their perspectives and share new ideas — I hear you,” Menchaca shared in a statement. According to a representative for Industry City, the complex has been engaging the community for some time. “We began a dialogue with the community more than five years ago to ensure the plan for Industry City aligns with the broader needs of Sunset Park,” Lisa Serbaniewicz, a spokesperson for Industry City, told this paper in a statement. “Our progress to date, including quadrupling the number of on-site jobs from 1,900 to more than 7,500 and growing the number of businesses from 150 to over 500, is progress toward fulfilling the community’s vision, as defined in the 197A Plan.”
This year’s Coney Island Music Festival features iconic rock and pop acts BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
This year’s Coney Island Music Festival has an exciting lineup planned for its third annual event on Saturday, July 20. This year’s performers include avant-pop pioneers the Feelies, the psychedelic bedroom synth-pop of Bane’s World, the high-tension garage rock of the Mystery Lights, the fuzzed-out sound of Spain’s Los Wilds, the Advertisers, Miranda & the Beat and a few more acts yet to be announced. Presented by the Alliance for Coney Island, with support from Councilmember Mark Treyger along with producer Stephen Dima (Seaport Music Festival, 4Knots Music
Festival, RiverRocks), the Coney Island Music Festival continues a long tradition of bringing cutting-edge and experimental music together with iconic rock and pop acts. The festival, which takes place alongside Coney’s famed Riegelmann Boardwalk, celebrates the rich musical history of this legendary Brooklyn neighborhood. “Coney Island is a musical community. Any day of the week you can hear, various sounds up on the Boardwalk and down the avenues,” said Alexandra Silversmith, executive director of the Alliance for Coney Island. Admission is free and the outdoor show will go on rain or shine in the heart of iconic Coney Island.
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Celeb chef accused of stealing $14K from Bay Ridge restaurant is offered a plea deal BY NOAH GOLDBERG
The scene of the fire.
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Midwood arson suspect had tattoo reminder to kill rabbi BY NOAH GOLDBERG
A Pennsylvania man with a vendetta against a Midwood rabbi was accused in court Sunday night of setting fire to the man’s home in order to kill him — and burning down two other houses in the process. Matthew Karelefsky was charged with arson and attempted murder for starting the fire on Rabbi Jonathan Max’s porch on Thursday around 4 a.m. The raging fire sent 13 people to Maimonides Medical Center and New York Community Hospital, including one who was critically injured. Karelefsky has a tattoo on his arm that reads, “Never let go of the HATRED — KILL Rabbi Max YEMACH SHMO,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Yemach shmo means “may his name be erased,” in Hebrew. Karelefsky hated the rabbi, and posted about it on social media, according to prosecu-
The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. WOMAN ATTACKED, ROBBED BY TWO MEN INSIDE HER OWN HOME: A 53-year-old woman was attacked and robbed inside her home near 70th Street and 11th Avenue on June 10. According to reports, at around 12:40 p.m., two men, described by the victim as black men in their 40s, knocked on the victim’s window; one of them was holding a box, she said. When she opened the door, one of the suspects pushed her inside and the pair went in. One of them handcuffed the suspect. The duo then took $700 and took off. No arrests have been made. WOMAN ASSAULTED: A 38-year-old woman was assaulted inside a convenience store at Third Avenue and 65th Street on June 12 at around 6
The arson subject’s tattoo.
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tors. In court Sunday night, the defendant smiled widely as a judge ordered him held without bail, according to the New York Post. The fire started at 1492 E. 17th St. between Avenue N and Avenue O, and quickly moved to the houses on either side, according to FDNY. Firefighters worked for three hours to put out the three-
alarm blaze. On Saturday, Karelefsky’s Pittsburgh landlord received a text from his troubled tenant, “I am on the run from the police BIG TIME,” reported the New York Times. Karelefsky claimed he has been molested by Rabbi Max as a child, which the rabbi denies, according to the Times.
a.m. by a man who kicked her on the leg and yelled, “That’s what you get!” No arrest has been made.
eatery to smoke a cigarette, leaving the bag inside. While he was outside, the crook opened the bag and stole the victim’s wallet. No arrests have been made.
MAN BUSTED FOR TRYING TO BURGLARIZE RIDGE RESTAURANT: A 45-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to burglarize a restaurant at the corner of Third and Ovington Avenues on June 13 at around 12:20 a.m. Cops say a woman claims to have seen the suspect trying to gain access through the eatery’s side door, damaging it to the tune of approximately $250. After police saw video surveillance of the attempted breakin, the suspect was apprehended. SMOKE BREAK: An unknown perp snatched items worth over $1,000 from a bookbag left unattended inside a fast food restaurant at the corner of Third Avenue and 71st Street on June 13 at around 7:30 p.m. Cops say that the victim, a 33-year-old man, left the
OPEN DOOR: A crook stole a bunch of items from a car parked near 94th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway on June 11. According to reports, at around 8:21 p.m., the victim’s Nest camera showed the man opening the car’s unlocked door, stealing items and then fleeing the scene. No arrests have been made.
The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. TEEN BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO ROB MAN: A 13-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly robbing and attacking a 42year-old man inside a park at
The Bay Ridge celebrity chef accused of stealing more than $14,000 from a restaurant for which he was consulting was offered a sweet, no-jail plea deal last week in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Vincent Tropepe was arrested in February on charges that he falsified city documents claiming the restaurant he worked for — the Yemen Cafe — owed thousands in delinquent payments to the city. Tropepe told the restaurant that they owed higher fines than they actually did, and he pocketed the difference. He faces seven years in prison on the top charge. But last Wednesday, prosecutors changed their tune, offering Tropepe just five years probation, along with four weeks of community service and full restitution of $14,220 to the Yemen Cafe over the course of his probation. Tropepe did not have to accept or deny the plea deal at the time it was offered. He declined to comment on his case or plea offer outside court. His next court date is Aug. 21. Tropepe originally made headlines in 2014, claiming to be the youngest person ever inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. In his official role for the Yemen Cafe, he appeared before the Office of
Bath Avenue and 24th Avenue on June 13 at around 4 p.m. Cops say the man was sitting on a park bench looking at his phone when the suspect allegedly came from behind, reached over his shoulder, tried to snatch his phone from his hands and said, “Give me your phone.” There was a struggle but the girl couldn’t pry the phone from the victim’s hands, according to the police. Shortly after, the teen allegedly threw a water balloon at the victim. WOMAN ATTACKED, ROBBED ON SUBWAY: A 23-year-old woman was attacked and robbed of her cellphone and Air Pods by a teenage girl when she was getting off a southbound D train at 86th Street and 20th Avenue on June 12 at around 3:45 p.m. Cops say the victim had just left the train when the perp, described as a 15-year-old female, grabbed the Air Pods from her ears. When the victim turned
Vincent Tropepe, a 36-year-old chef from Bay Ridge, was charged with stealing $14,000 from the Yemen Cafe on Fifth Avenue. ebrooklyn media/file photo Administrative Trials and Hearings on behalf of the restaurant. He also trained kitchen staff. Between July and August of 2018, Tropepe appeared before OATH and claimed to have found delinquent violations at the restaurant, according to the Brooklyn
around, the teen hit her in the face and neck before stealing the woman’s iPhone and taking off to parts unknown. No arrests have been made. WOMAN BUSTED FOR HITTING COP: A 30-yearold woman was arrested for allegedly attacking a cop near Benson Avenue and Bay Parkway after ACS workers were removing the suspect’s children from her apartment on June 12. According to the police, officers responded at around 9:50 p.m. after they were told by ACS workers that the suspect wouldn’t let them take her children. When an officer tried to handcuff her, the suspect allegedly flailed her arms, kicked, and bit him on his right forearm. 2K BURGLARY: A home near Benson Avenue and 25th Avenue was burglarized on June 14 by an unknown perp who stole $2,700, two rings and a
District Attorney. He negotiated lower fines at OATH, and paid those from his own business account. But when it came time to be reimbursed, Tropepe allegedly forged fraudulent city documents to get the restaurant to pay him more.
necklace. Reports claim that at around 7:30 p.m., the victim, a 42-year-old woman, returned home to find that the place had been ransacked by the crook. The victim reported that the rear bedroom window was open. NIGHTMARE ON THE TRAIN: A sleeping passenger had his wallet stolen while riding on a southbound train at West Seventh Street and Kings Highway on the morning of June 15. Cops say the victim, a 43-year-old man, fell asleep at the 36th Street station. During the ride, two crooks, a man around 40 years old and a woman, cut the victim’s right side pocket and stole his wallet containing $100 and a credit card. The victim awoke at around 7:45 a.m as they were trying to steal his cell phone. The woman gave the man back some of the items that had been taken. The victim followed the perps but they fled to parts unknown.
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Coney to honor Woody Guthrie BY VICTOR PORCELLI EDITORIAL@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
aturday, June 22, the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 35th Street will be co-named after Woody Guthrie to honor the folk singer-songwriter who once lived in Coney Island, just hours before the neighborhood turns out en masse to celebrate the Mermaid Parade, which will be led by Woody’s children, Arlo and Nora. The two — who will be King Neptune and AP photo Queen Mermaid in the parade — will be on Singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie hand as the corner which they lived near will be memorialized in Coney Island. during the family’s years in the neighborhood is co-named “Woody Guthrie Way.” City Councilmember Mark Treyger, who Woody is most well-known for his song represents the area, will host the co-nam“This Land is Your Land” which, like most of ing ceremony. He said the renaming shows his music, included political commentary Coney Island’s appreciation for Guthrie in a on America. Written by Guthrie in 1940, the statement to Brooklyn Reporter. “Woody Guthrie has inspired several gensong was a response to the overplaying of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” and was erations of musicians and political advocacy meant to highlight issues in the country that for social movements throughout the United Guthrie felt Berlin’s song did not acknowl- States and continues to serve as a motivatedge. Guthrie’s use of political commentary ing figure in history,” Treyger said. “Coney was unpopular at the time but later inspired Island was his beloved home for many years artists like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. and we in Coney Island appreciate his reTo his daughter Nora, who is now the pres- nowned musical talent and social advocacy.” ident of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Although many Coney Island residents may founder and director of the Woody Guthrie remember Woody’s impact, some may have Archives, the co-naming of the street corner never heard of the singer, who died in 1967. Nora serves as recognition of her father’s legacy. hopes “Woody Guthrie Way” will encourage “It gives me a lot of hope that some of our some locals to be reinspired by her father ideas that we’ve grown up with in the songs “It doesn’t have to be everyone,” Nora said. that my father wrote — which were contro- “Sometimes it just takes one kid to look up versial at the time that he wrote them — are and say ‘who’s that?’ and then a whole new now being recognized as part of the Amer- cycle begins, of activists, of good people, of ican culture,” Nora told Brooklyn Reporter. curious people, of songwriters.”
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hey won! Bay Ridge homeowners who took the New York City Department of Sanitation to court over trash collections have won their suit, it was learned on Wednesday. “Who says you can’t fight City Hall?” a jubilant Councilmember Justin Brannan told the Home Reporter. A group of determined homeowners living on four private streets — Wogan Terrace (off 94th Street between Fifth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway), Hamilton Walk and Lafayette Walk (perpendicular to 94th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues) and Barwell Terrace (off 97th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues) — filed a court action known as an Article 78 lawsuit in 2017 to try to force the DSNY to collect trash from in front of their homes again. An Article 78 lawsuit is an action that seeks to reverse a decision made by city government. The city had stopped sending sanitation workers onto those streets, which are located in alleyways, in March of 2017 and ordered the residents to start hauling their household garbage over to the closest public streets, a distance in some cases the length of a football field. The homeowners, who were represented by lawyer Stephen Harrison, charged that the lack of direct services outside their homes caused a significant hardship to them. The plaintiffs said they were told by sanitation officials that the change in trash collection routes was instituted in Bay Ridge out of concern for the safety of sanitation workers. Hon. Katherine Levine, the judge presiding over the case, ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. In her decision, dated June 14, Levin wrote that while DSNY “has broad discretion to establish routes, it has failed to set forth any rational basis or sound factual predicate to support its decision in the instant matter.” The court nullified
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Wogan Terrace resident Amanda Regnier, pictured earlier this year, said the lawsuit victory is “a huge relief” to homeowners. DSNY’s decision to discontinue trash collection on the four streets. The ruling means that DSNY will have to resume trash collections of the four streets as soon as possible, Harrison said. Several residents who live on nearby public streets also signed onto the lawsuit. DSNY’s decision to stop visiting the four blocks meant that private street residents were forced to drop off their trash in front of other people’s homes on public streets. “How would you like to be a homeowner and have other people’s garbage piling up outside your house?” asked Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann, who supported the plaintiffs. Amanda Regnier, a Wogan Terrace resident, called the win “a huge relief.” The plaintiffs were not seeking monetary damages, just equitable treatment from the city, according to Regnier. “We’re not looking for better treatment than anyone else gets. We just want the same level of service given to other New Yorkers,” she told the Home Reporter. The next step, according to Harrison, is to present the New York City Law Department with Levine’s decision officially, something he said he would do by day’s end. “We are very, very pleased with
the judge’s decision,” he said. Brannan, who called the judge’s ruling “a major victory for our neighborhood,” said DSNY’s decision to stop picking up the trash never made any sense. “The city collecting trash on private streets dates back almost a century! I have no idea why the city thought they could just cut this service out of nowhere and we would be okay with it. The homeowners of Wogan Terrace, Lafayette Walk, Hamilton Walk and Barwell Terrace pay taxes just like everyone else and deserve to have their garbage picked up just like everyone else,” he said. The lawsuit win “is not only a community victory but a victory for common sense,” Brannan added. Beckmann said she was delighted for the plaintiffs. “I always thought it was the wrong decision to
order residents to place their trash in front of other people’s homes. It should not have had to take a lawsuit to correct this decision,” she told the Home Reporter. Nick Paolucci, a spokesperson for the New York City Law Department, said the city is reviewing its options in the wake of the judge’s ruling. “The Department of Sanitation is committed to providing services in a manner that is safe for employees and property owners. The DSNY determined it was inappropriate and dangerous to continue collecting trash from these private narrow streets, and placing trash at the nearest public curb is a workable alternative. We are disappointed with the court’s decision and evaluating our legal options,” he told the Home Reporter in an email.
Mermaid Parade to kick off in Coney on Saturday BY VICTOR PORCELLI EDITORIAL@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
oney Island is ex pecting over 80 0,0 0 0 sca ntily-clad, semi-aquatic merpeople to participate in or witness the 37th Mermaid Day Parade on Saturday, June 22. The annual parade is a celebration of the art community and goes through Coney Island’s amusement district. Beginning at 1 p.m., participants will march along Surf Avenue, starting on West 21st Street, and head to West 10th Street. From there, it will head to the Boardwalk and finally end at Steeplechase Plaza. This year’s parade will feature Arlo and Nora Guthrie, the children of folk singer-songwriter and icon Woody Guthrie, as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid. The brother and sister duo will be the first king and queen to have grown up on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, according to the parade’s founder, Dick Zigun.
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A participant from a previous Mermaid Parade. Zigun recalled that he had founded both the parade and Coney Island USA in the early 1980s as a way to honor the art community, of which he is a part of. Trained in theatre, every year Zigun puts on a onepiece wool bathing suit, a silk tophat and sunglasses to dress up as the “permanently unelected mayor” of
Coney Island. For Nora Guthrie, the opportunity to lead the parade connects past and present. “I was never a prom queen, so this is my time,” she told Brooklyn Reporter. “On a serious note, I love the fact that we’re representing a great legacy in my father and my mother. And so, when
I’m there, that’s what I’ll be thinking about.” Alexander Silversmith, executive director of Alliance for Coney Island — a nonprofit dedicated to helping local businesses which partners with Coney Island USA to market the event — said that having the Guthries as king and queen highlights Coney Island’s vibrant past. “That really touches on the history of Coney Island,” Silversmith told Brooklyn Reporter. “It acknowledges a major part of music history with Woody Guthrie.” The alliance’s float will lead the parade, which also has antique cars as part of its procession. Presenters of the parade include Coney Island USA, Coney Island Brewery, Spectrum News NY1 and the TV series about mermaids, “Siren.” When describing the parade, which often features hand-made costumes and topless men and women, Zigun said “it’s a bit wacky, it’s a bit arty, there’s a bit of nudity in it — it’s very New York City.”
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Art SEEING THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE: THREEDIMENSIONAL PAPERWORKS AT DIEU DONNÉ
This group exhibition mines the archive and examines the rich history of sculpture and three-dimensional papermaking at Dieu Donné. Since 1976, Dieu Donné has been on the forefront of an artistic movement to challenge the notion of paper as mere support of the image. The choice to create dimensional works in paper pulp is not just for its aesthetic and physical qualities but for the powerfully subversive, humorous, political, and emotional associations that paper and the printed word embody. Artists in this exhibition include Lynda Benglis, Mark Bradford, David Kennedy Cutler, E.V.
Day, Lesley Dill, Ming Fay, Rosemarie Fiore, Ethan Greenbaum, Ann Hamilton, Jim Hodges, Lael Marshall, Saul Melman, Timothy E. Palmer, Brie Ruais, Jean Shin, Michael St. John, Richard Tuttle, Nari Ward, and B. Wurtz. This exhibition is organized by Dieu Donné with the generous support of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. When: Mondays-Fridays Through September 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Dieu Donne’ (Building 3, Suite 602 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 112)
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Jeff Wallace: This is No.628 of Everyman’s Library, which explores the relationship between time and memory as it relates to objects and ephemera that we save throughout our lives. Through a process of literary archeology, he uncovers and reassembles
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buried content and fragments – both literal and conceptual – to create new narratives that reference the past and, often, the journey of the original source material. When: Daily through June 24th, Where: DUMBO/Main Window (One Main Street)
JEFF KRAUS, ‘MY BUNNY THE SNAKE’ Jeff Kraus’s first one-person exhibition in New York and with the gallery. Kraus’s studio sits on the far side of Greenpoint, within striking distance of contaminated baseball fields and a National Grid waste depot, among chop shops, Chinese ex-pat marble cutting workshops, and rag picking factories. A visit to his studio reminds us that some corners of a rapidly changing city remain untamable and unmappable. When: Thursdays & Fridays through June 26th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Asphodel (29 Jay Street)
ALIEN PHENOMENOLOGY Featuring work by Jessica Segall, MK Luff, Jack DiLaura, and Blake Marques Carrington. When: Mondays-Sundays through June 30th, Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat-Sun- 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in NY
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A new installation of work by Hanno Otten. Based on his Farbenlehre, Colorblocks, and Lichtbilder series, this extraordinary installation is a new development of Otten’s work. Pure vivid color is Otten’s language. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through June 30th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden, Inc. (91 Water Street)
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Provenance is Neckles’ newest print series that features a liminal figure maneuvering through space with a house structure worn as a mask or headdress. The house structure is a replication of her maternal family home in Grenada that dates back to the turn of the 19th century, and the house, for the artist, stands in for a confrontation with past and present colonialism. When: Thursdays-Sundays through July 7th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. Johns Place)
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HEAVEN, HELL, AND PURGATORY: VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION Morbid Anatomy and The Green-Wood Cemetery are partnering, once again, to present a new exhibition, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition. The exhibition explores Catholic visions of the afterlife that have stirred the popular imagination and served to steer the collective moral compass for centuries. When: Saturdays-Sundays through June 30th. 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
SPRING! COILED & READY! An exhibition featuring artists living and working in New York City. The word “spring” conjures up a myriad of definitions. It is at once a season, an object and an action. This exhibition seeks to explore the literal and metaphorical aspects of the concept through paintings, drawing, sculpture … and of course, color and form. When: Saturdays & Sundays through July 7th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Red Hook/Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (481 Brunt Street)
Clarence K. has captured today’s New York City skateboarder in the most honest and realist way. His weekly visits to skate parks throughout the city have produced stunning portraits of this unique community. The work depicts a modern tribe that is blind to race, gender and age. When: Saturdays Through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street)
DON’T FOLLOW THE WIND: NON-VISITOR CENTER
Beyond the threshold of the inhabitable, how does culture contest the crippling effects of long-term catastrophe? Don’t Follow the Wind is a project situated inside the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan, the inaccessible area surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, established in the wake of the 2011 disaster that contaminated the environment separating residents from their homes, land, and community. As radiation knows no borders, transported on wind and water currents, it is a form of contamination that implicates us all in its unseen isotopic presence. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m.
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Brooklyn court attorney and referee D. Bernadette Neckles seeks seat on Civil Court bench By John Alexander INBrooklyn
D. Bernadette Neckles is currently running for Civil Court judge in Kings County. Neckles was born in Grenada. She came to the United States and received her bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and her Juris Doctor degree from Miami School of Law. She was admitted to the bar in New York and Florida, and has over 21 years of legal experience in private practice and public service. Neckles has been an attorney in the court system for over 17 years, as a court attorney, principal law clerk and court attorney referee. She has been an arbitrator in the Small Claims part of Brooklyn’s Civil Court for over 15 years. Q: So, you were born and raised in Grenada. When did you come to the United States to study at Brooklyn College? And did you live in Brooklyn? Neckles: I was born and raised in St. Andrews, which is the second largest district in Grenada. Although education is valued in my country, it is difficult to become a lawyer. I came to the United States as a teenager to study, and I live in Brooklyn.
mate selection? Neckles: I have one opponent in the primary race. I’m privileged to say that I was vetted and found “qualified” by several legal associations, including the New York City Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Judicial Screening Committee for the Democratic Party in and for Kings County. The ultimate selection, however, lies with the voters. Q: What would be your judicial district? Neckles: My judicial district would be countywide. Q: What are some of the organizations you belong to and activities you perform within
the community? Neckles: I’m a member of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. My community activities include participation in the Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative which provides mentorship and guidance to college students from diverse backgrounds; career day presentations to high school students; the Read Across America program; a Summer Youth Employment Program at the Brooklyn Supreme Court;
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women’s imprisonment project; and Thanksgiving Day volunteer. Q: Do you feel that your background as an immigrant brings something new and unique to the bench that has been missing? Neckles: As an immigrant myself, I am keenly aware and respectful of the multicultural aspects of the Brooklyn Civil Court practice. Q: What do you hope to accomplish as a Civil Court judge? Neckles: To resolve disputes fairly and according to the law. From a very young age, I realized that I had a calling to serve. I recognized that I would
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spend most of my time helping others, resolving legal disputes and ensuring that everyone will be treated equally. As a judge, I will be in a position to further serve my Brooklyn community. As a judge, she said, she will strive to ensure that each citizen is treated with respect, dignity and fairness. Neckles
explains that we need progressive leaders who we can trust to administer justice fairly. She knows the Brooklyn community well, and can be trusted to be a truly impartial and honest judge. Neckles would like everyone to vote on June 25 and elect her as the next Civil Court Judge in Kings County.
GET TO KNOW BERNADETTE: Bernadette has more than 17 years of legal experience in the Brooklyn Courts. Court Attorney Referee in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Conducts non-jury trials, hearings, settlement conferences, and renders decisions. Principal Law Clerk (Legal counsel) to a Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice and Civil Court Judge. Arbitration for 14 years in the Brooklyn Small Claims Court. Private Practice Litigator in Civil Rights and Employment law. Graduated from Brooklyn College with honors and from the University of Miami School of Law. Community Involvement: Bernadette is a Mentor and a volunteer for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Read Across America and Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative Program. She mentors future Law school students. A trusted voice on community outreach & church sponsored panels on healthcare, estate and foreclosure matters.
Q: How does the Grenada judicial system compare with the one in the United States? Neckles: Grenada’s judicial system is similar to that in the U.S. It has a common-law tradition dating back to the British authority. The civil cases in Grenada are adversarial in nature and consist of a series of oral hearings and trial. Q: What are your current duties as an arbitrator in the Small Claims Part of Brooklyn’s Civil Court? Neckles: To hear each party, review documents, assess credibility of witnesses, apply the law and issue decisions from the bench. Q: As a successful attorney, what made you want to run for the Civil Court bench? Neckles: My experience and commitment to public service. Between 2002 and 2012, I was involved in all aspects of bench trials, case conferences, decision-drafting and settlements, as a court attorney and principal law clerk in the Kings County courts. Since 2012, I have been presiding over trials and hearings as a court attorney referee in Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, making recommendations and writing reports. I have a total of 17 years of legal experience in the Brooklyn court system. That’s in addition to my three years of prior legal experience in private practice. Q: Do you have opponents for the judge’s seat, and who will make the ulti-
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Eye on REAL ESTATE Meet lovable chickens in a Crown Heights community garden Brooklyn’s quirky green spaces, part ONE By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
Chickens are such a Brooklyn thing. If you don’t have a yard in which to raise them yourself, you’re welcome to visit the flocks that liven up Crown Heights’ Imani Community Garden. The Schenectady Avenue garden is a wonderful, quirky Brooklyn green space. It has endured its share of drama in recent years because a developer who bought one of its three lots cut down a cherished 70-year-old willow tree. I’ll tell you all about this in a couple minutes — but first I really, really want to introduce you to the chickens. The other day, when I went to visit them, chicken caretaker Masha Bezlepkina fed the adult hens chopped-up melon so I could take pictures. These fine feathered friends were so beautiful. Look at the glossy feathers patterned in brown, white and black on the pair of hens I photographed. I tried not to be intrusive in the henhouse, where a couple of chickens were laying eggs.
A CHILDHOOD WITH CHICKENS What motivates people to raise chickens in Brooklyn? I wondered. The city Health Code says it’s legal to have hens — but not roosters — in case you were wondering. I asked one of Imani Community Garden’s lead chicken keepers, Becca Mason. She grew up around feathery fowl in suburban Irvine, California. Her school-teacher mom hatched chicks at home for second-grade classes. “It was kind of my mom’s thing,” Mason said. “I helped take care of them.” While we were talking, Mason set up a small enclosure for a flock of seven-week-old chickens — or “teens,” as the caretakers call them.
A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL AMONG THE HENS A bit later, the other lead chicken keeper, Robert Callahan, arrived at the garden. He told me he grew up in Tennessee. He didn’t become interested in chickens until he moved to Brooklyn.
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A limited liability company with Mendel Deutsch as its sole member bought 89 Schenectady Ave. for $500,000 in 2016, Finance Department records show. The seller was Herman Stark, who had bought it for $365,000 in a city tax lien foreclosure in 2015. Deutsch filed plans with the Buildings Department to construct a four-story, seven-unit multifamily building on the site. Last year, he chopped down the SEEKING DIALOGUE willow tree I mentioned WITH THE OWNER at the beginning of this OF THE LOT THAT story. DIVIDES THE GARDEN Deutsch’s limited liaHere’s a peek inside Imani Community Garden’s henhouse. bility company has an Imani Community Garden unpaid property tax bill is located on two non-contiguof more than $3,000. ous lots, 87 and 91 Schenectady Ave. They’re owned and The city intends to sell a lien on the property if the LLC maintained by the New York Restoration Project. doesn’t resolve the problem by July 18, Finance Department NYRP is a conservancy that singer Bette Midler organized. It records show. cleans up parks and buys land where community gardens stand. Last week, Imani Community Garden members asked City Finance Department records show that in 2001, Community Board 8 to write a letter to ask Brooklyn Borough NYRP’s New York Garden Trust bought the lots as part of a President Eric Adams to meet and talk about the possibility package of about 30 New York City Economic Development of acquiring 89 Schenectady Ave. Corp. properties for $308,500. CB8 voted unanimously to send the letter. Until a couple of years ago, Imani Community Garden also used Meanwhile, tall weeds grow on Deutsch’s lot. Fences septhe lot in between them, whose address is 89 Schenectady Ave. arate it from the two sections of Imani Community Garden. Mason and Callahan are engaged. In February, he proposed to her in the garden. He got down on one knee, though possibly there was chicken excrement on the ground. The birds are winterhardy breeds that live at Imani Community Garden year-round. He’d made a ring-holder out of an egg shell. Mason doesn’t wear her engagement ring at the garden. The chickens like to peck at its diamonds.
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Take a waterfront walk around Bush Terminal Park Brooklyn’s quirky green spaces, part TWO By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
If you really know the Brooklyn waterfront’s public access points, you’ve probably visited Bush Terminal Park. But have you seen the back door to this austerely lovely recreation area on Sunset Park’s shoreline? I love this quirky Brooklyn green space. When I’m there, I think about how it was a toxic illegal dump in the 1970s that has been redeemed. The fix-up required a lot of cash — some $40 million in federal, state and city money, my colleague Paula Katinas wrote in 2014. Brownfield remediation was involved. The project took more than a decade. Some promised amenities have not been built. Still, Bush Terminal Park is a tranquil oasis where you can sit and watch the ships in the harbor, or smile at Lady Liberty, or put on your sunglasses and read. You can play soccer or baseball.
A COLORFUL MURAL ALONG THE WAY In the past, I’ve started my Bush Terminal Park strolls at its main entrance on 43rd Street. It’s marked with an archway with the park’s name emblazoned on it. But there’s also a 50th Street entrance, which I had never tried out.
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This is a convenient entryway if you take the NYC Ferry to Sunset Park. The ferry landing is at 58th Street. The 50th Street entrance to Bush Terminal Park is also a good thing for Bay Ridge residents. As you walk along the path from First Avenue, you’ll see a colorful mural. Last year, Brooklyn Reporter colleague Jaime DeJesus wrote about its unveiling.
A BRONZE STATUE COMMEMORATES A TITAN OF INDUSTRY Just when you start to think you’re heading towards a dead-end, there’s a sharp turn and you’re in the park, in front of a flower bed buzzing with honey bees. On my recent stroll, I followed winding walkways up a hill with a meadow of picturesque thistles and down to the Bush Terminal Park is a quirky green space that was formerly a toxic illegal dump. water’s edge. The sky was nearly purple because of an approaching storm. Jonathan Sperling wrote a story for our sister publication, In the distance, One World Trade Center rose like a mirage. the Brooklyn Reporter, about the 2017 debut of this park Waters along the shoreline reflected nearby trees like a mirror. entrance. When it was about to start pouring rain, I reluctantly left To find the paved pathway that leads to the park, you walk along First Avenue until you find an opening in a chain-link Bush Terminal Park by walking through the front entrance. I fence. The day I made my visit, restaurant-supply store passed an eye-catching brick building with a bronze statue of McDonald Paper put out a sidewalk sign with an arrow point- Irving T. Bush standing on a pedestal above a door. He built the mammoth port from which the park gets its name. ing towards the path.
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NOLAN, Maureen A. — On June 17. Beloved mother of Matthew Alchtiwi. Loving daughter of Patricia (nee Moylan) and the late Denis. Dear sister of Denis Nolan. Proud aunt of Kaleigh and Denis. Maureen was a lifelong resident of Bay Ridge. She graduated from Our Lady of Angels and continued to be a parishioner there. She also graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School in Brooklyn. All arrangements handled by Clavin Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels R.C. Church.
CORBETT, John E. — Passed away on June 16. He was 63 years old. John was born in Brooklyn to the late Raymond and Helen Corbett. John was the beloved husband of Teri. He was the loving father of Justin, Julianne Campbell, Margaret (Daniel) Hayton and the late Tommy. He was the cherished brother of Helene Schwartz, Eleanor Lotito and the late Kevin. He will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. John was a proud member of the Iron Workers Local #40 and Stagehands Local #52. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home.
CARROLL, Kevin Peter — On June 2. Beloved son of the late Kevin Patrick and Dorothy (nee Rose). Dear brother of Dina O’Neill (Brian) and Amanda (Marcus). Proud godfather and uncle to Tyler O’Neill. Kevin was a cherished nephew, cousin and friend to many. Kevin was born and raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Fort Hamilton High School and the College of Staten Island. He took pride in being a spokesperson and advocate for his community. He was a member of Community Board 10, the Irish American Parade Committee and the Bay Ridge Historical Society, as well as being a member of other community-based organizations. Kevin’s commitment to politics grew out of his love of friends and neighbors. When Kevin wasn’t working in Brooklyn, he loved sharing time with family in the Adirondacks. Kevin served as Democratic district leader (state committeeman)
NANIA, Angelo, Jr. — Passed away unexpectedly on June 16. He was 49 years old. Angelo was the loving father of Dana N. and Alexa M. Nania. He was the beloved fiancé of Jessica Tilton. Angelo was the cherished son of Nancy Nania and the late Angelo Nania. He was the dear brother of John (Bobbi), Rosemarie, James (Rachelle) and Louise (Chad) Lectura. Angelo was loved by many, he will be greatly missed. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Good Shepherd Roman Catholic
RIVERA, Joe A. — Age 74, of Brooklyn passed away on Monday, June 17. Mr. Rivera was born July 1, 1944 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Maria D’Lucca-Rivera. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Burial Linden Hill Methodist Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens.
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O’REILLY, Henry T. “Harry” — Passed away suddenly in his home in Monroe, NY on June 16. He was born on June 3, 1936 and was the son of Agnes Kubat and U.S. Navy Commander Henry T. O’Reilly. He was the husband of Diana Russ O’Reilly, former husband of Veronica Moloney and father of Veronica O’Reilly, Bernadette O’Reilly, Laura O’Reilly-Stanzilis, Henry O’Reilly III, Michael O’Reilly and James O’Reilly. He was the fun-loving and beloved grandpa of Laura O’Reilly, Alessandra DeBenedetti, Kelsey Clayton, Michael O’Reilly Jr., Sean O’Reilly, Christopher O’Reilly, Jillian O’Reilly, Matteo DeBenedetti, Briana O’Reilly, Henry O’Reilly IV, Emily O’Reilly and Michael Stanzilis Jr.. He was brother of Patricia Maiorino, Ret. NYPD Det. Sgt. John O’Reilly, Bernadette McNally, Kathleen Mandia and MaryAnn O’Reilly. He was the devoted uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews. He retired from the NYPD in 1978 as the detective sergeant supervisor in charge of the acclaimed Special Victims Unit. During his distinguished
20-year career, he was one of the founding members of the Citywide Anticrime Unit and the Robbery Alert Team. He also supervised the Burglary and Homicide Squads in Manhattan South. Harry was formerly director of the Institute for Studies of Investigative Services at the Criminal Justice Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was an adjunct professor at John Jay and is an internationally known lecturer who has taught in the United States and Abroad. Harry O’Reilly was the recipient of 26 department citations for
bravery and outstanding police work. He received numerous awards for various law enforcement journals and magazines and was the author of “Practical Burglary Investigation” published by University of Illinois Press. He held a B.A. degree in Journalism from Brooklyn College of the City of New York and attended the Graduate School of Education, obtaining a N.Y.C. Board of Education teacher license. He also graduated the United States Navy’s Instructor Training School in Philadelphia. Mr. O’Reilly was a founder of the Theodore Roosevelt
Foundation, a support group for police officers; and a founder of and player on the New York’s Finest Football Club and the several times national semi professional Brooklyn Mariners football team. He was a member of the NYPD’s elite Honor Legion, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Retired Sergeants Association, Detectives Endowment Association and the New York Finest Alumni Association. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial Resurrection R.C. Church. Committal Green-Wood Crematory.
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he mayor and City Council were all smiles last week. Mayor de Blasio submitted a city budget several months ago in the $90 billion-dollar range. By the time the City Council got finished with it, the final budget city budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year was $92.8 billion. For this, the mayor and Council cheered. When Mayor de Blasio took over in November of 2013 from Mayor Bloomberg, the budget was $72.7 billion. In just six budget cycles, the city saw a $26.1 billion dollar increase in its budget or approximately 36 percent. In the same time period, adjusted inflation was around 11 percent, the result being that de Blasio and the free spending City Council increased the city budget at a rate of something like three times inflation. What did they spend it on? Primarily on the hiring of tens of thousands of new city
employees to run countless newly-created programs and to expand existing ones. Some of the most expensive of these programs, particularly in the area of mental health, have been widely discredited. Others, in the education area, have been failures by both mayoral and City Council appraisals. The programs fold, yet the savings are never returned to the taxpayers. They find their way into some other program. Very rarely does someone hired for one job ever lose his or her job when the original program folds. So, where does the city look to find all the new revenue necessary to increase spending at a rate of three times inflation? Do you remember those property tax bills you received a few weeks back? They had increased from last year by quite a few dollars for many of us. In fact, they have increased in a big way every
year since de Blasio became mayor. But, that is not all. Surcharges to higher earners, special transfer taxes for higher value property sales, even the 20 percent increase in parking meters we saw, help the mayor and Council find the dollars to increase the budget to pay for programs you know nothing about or will ever utilize. That assumes an audit does not discredit one or, as has happened all too often in recent years, an inspector general or district attorney discovers fraud. A property tax cap, such as that which all 57 counties outside of New York City enjoy, would have played a considerable role in limiting the mayor and Council’s ability to spend at a breakneck pace. The cap outside of New York City limits the growth in property taxes to two percent a year or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. There are methods to override the cap, but it is
COMMON SENSE BY JERRY KASSAR
A property tax cap, such as that which all 57 counties outside of New York City enjoy, would have played a considerable role in limiting the mayor and Council’s ability to spend at a breakneck pace. intentionally not easy. Although such a cap would not result in the city only increasing its budget to the rate of inflation, because of other city revenue sources such as the personal income tax, it would partially box in the mayor and Council when it comes to the size of the annual increase. Imagine if the budget were increased by the rate of inflation; it would come
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
f the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, many fell victim to the horrid living conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps, dying from infectious diseases. Anne Frank didn’t die in a gas chamber, she died of typhus. Jews in Poland smuggled vaccines into the ghettos as a way to resist the Nazis and create hope for their futures. Over the past month, as the state legislature advanced a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations in an effort to stem outbreaks, some protestors wore Stars of David. When the bill passed the Assembly, opponents in the gallery shouted obscenities and threats at lawmakers, calling them Nazis. Anti-vaxxers have been correlating efforts like these
to Hitler’s Nazi policies for some time. The Anti Defamation League has been vocal in stating that the Holocaust is a singular event in history that should never be appropriated in this way. The Auschwitz Museum issued a scathing rebuke a few months ago. Equating refusal of medical treatment with what victims of the Holocaust were forced to endure is an affront to their memory. The measles virus was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, yet the CDC reports that the 1,000-plus cases in 2019 signal the highest rate in 27 years. New York City and Rockland County have recorded nearly 900 instances since last September. Though 96 percent of New York students have been immunized against measles, mumps and rubella,
Communities where they are clustered are susceptible to outbreak. New York is responsible for 80 percent of the nation’s measles cases, and those have been concentrated in ultra-Orthodox communities with a high rate of religious exemptions. Religious objections are not unique to any one group though, as vocal opponents have come from various Judeo-Christian denominations. However, there are also members of the religious groups with the lowest rates of vaccinations who
cannot find for themselves or their families a logical reason to stay. And seniors on fixed incomes, despite all the circuit breakers and exemptions we provide, find the cost of living in the city too expensive and the quality of life deteriorating. So, they move too. All this is happening and has been going on at an alarmingly increasing rate for several years. Those who pay the taxes are moving away. That will leave the city in a perilous position in a few years. This is all predicated on the economy being stable. If the economy should move towards recession, New Yorkers will learn that the rainy-day account required by law is inadequate to dig us out of the financial hole the mayor and Council have dug.
MATTER OF FACT
unvaccinated children aren’t evenly distributed across the state. The efficacy of vaccines relies on high rates of a population being immune to protect those who are not.
to around $81 billion or so for the upcoming year. That would save New Yorkers as much as $12 billion. And, what if that resulted in your property tax bill being under $6,000 in 2019/2020 instead of over $7,000, compared to $5,000 in 2013/2014. And what if you could still park on Fifth Avenue for the former not-so-cheap rate of $2.50 for two hours instead of $3, and the beat goes on. All sorts of data indicate that those who pay into our city’s vast revenue stream are moving away. Some might only move away to Florida or North Carolina for half the year plus one day. When they do, they save literally thousands. The continuing push against the rich, middle class and really just about all wage-earners has come to the point where many
BY JAY BROWN
are doing yeoman’s work to educate their communities and increase those rates. A Siena College Research poll this month showed that 84 percent of New Yorkers favored ending the exemption. Overwhelmingly, people are in agreement with the established science. The efficacy of vaccines relies on high rates of a population being immune to protect those who are not. Whether infants who have not been fully vaccinated, those in an immunodeficient state or the small percentage of vaccinated individuals whose systems did not generate an adequate immunity, the non-immune depend on
everyone who can be vaccinated receiving their shots. But not everyone objecting to the elimination of religious exemptions is a non-believer in vaccinations. There are supporters of this movement who argue ending the exemption is a violation of citizens’ rights. We live in a society where we accept some limitations on our freedoms in order to protect the public’s overall safety. Bike helmets. Seat belts. Car seats. Decades ago, none of these were mandated by law, but we recognize the need for the government to require their use, even if that abridges some of our freedoms. The freedom not to vaccinate is even more deserving of limitation, as it affects not
only the safety of the individual not being vaccinated but also the public at large. Though it is true that the framers of the Constitution saw fit to enshrine freedom of religion in the very first amendment, like with any other right, there are limitations. The most basic restriction of any right comes at the point it infringes upon others’ rights. Deciding not to vaccinate your child and then sending him or her to a school or a daycare with other kids who are unable to be immunized creates a situation where they may potentially be deprived of their most basic right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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Focus on Bay Ridge By Charles F. Otey
3 Ave. leaders welcome Good and Green team! Volunteers aim to keep Bay Ridge the ‘garden spot of Brooklyn’
Bay Ridgeites were pleased and surprised on a recent afternoon to see a well-organized team on Third Avenue cleaning and sprucing up all kinds of greenery, especially those plots surrounding trees, known as tree beds. Merchants of Third Avenue leaders President Bob Howe and Co-Treasurer Brian Chin have already brought the fabled Summer Stroll on 3rd program to Third Avenue and regularly honor local activists at the annual Pioneers Reception, which is now in its 26th year. The Third Avenue’s Festival, thanks to organizer Chip Cafiero, has been drawing thousands to the avenue for 45 years! The latest extension of the Third Avenue welcome wagon involves an impressive volunteer project known as Good and Green, which is driven by volunteer Jessica Downes. “Jessica has been gifted with the volunteer spirit, and aiding volunteers is a major part of the mission of the Merchants of Third Avenue,” Howe said. So, how did Downes and her hearty team come to take action to preserve and improve the greenery along Bay Ridge’s most prestigous thoroughfare? We put this and other questions to her and here’s what she said: FOCUS: Who are you and why did you organize Good & Green to come to places like Third Avenue to improve our local streetscape? DOWNES: My name is Jessica Downes, and I started the volunteer group Good & Green. I’m the redhead with the Parks hat. Nobody engaged us to do this; I just grew up here and still live here and care a lot. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work, and I’ve done two terms of Americorps — one with the NYC Parks Department, where I trained volunteers to do this exact sort of work. What I’ve realized is that while people really care about their neighborhoods, most don’t know what they’re allowed to do or how to get started. It’s very overwhelming. I started Good & Green to help get people engaged in volunteer greening in Bay Ridge, but also to teach people how they can help too, whether that’s coming to one of our events or just helping their own tree outside their home or business. We welcome people of all ages and all levels of skill.
INSET: Members of Good and Green found this perturbed little birdie nestled among the trash in a tree bed that they spruced up.
FOCUS: Where did you work on Third Avenue? DOWNES: The tree bed with the bird was on Third between 71st and Ovington. The [other] one was, I believe, on the corner of Third and 76th. FOCUS: How many trees did you end up helping? DOWNES: We cared for a total of 24 trees! FOCUS: Wow!! How about the little bird? Was it OK? DOWNES: The bird was fine; it was just young and taking a rest in between learning to fly. Street tree beds provide valuable habitat to local wildlife, so it was just taking a rest. He was very annoyed that we were near him and told us off for it, but we left him some cover and just made sure to take all the cigarette butts, broken glass, lighters, and ecigarette cartridges out of the tree bed so at least he could have a clean resting spot.
Members of the Good and Green team spruce up a tree bed on Third Avenue.
FOCUS: We can’t thank you enough for what you did and what your future agenda promises. How can we lure you back to Third Avenue to keep up this wonderful work? DOWNES: No luring required! I’m working on scheduling a July event, and I have secured Aug. 3 with the NYC Parks Department for a small mulch donation. I also arranged special permits through the Parks Department to trim invasive vines and remove invasive plants in Owl’s Head Park, and we’ll be doing some more of that this summer and this coming fall, and we are hoping to secure more daffodil bulbs through the Daffodil Project to plant in Bay Ridge this fall. The Daffodil Project is a living 9/11 memorial, and last fall we planted about 100 of them along Shore Road near the pier. FOCUS: Third Avenue leaders, especially President Howe, are so pleased — as are scores of Third Avenue shoppers who have commented on your agenda — that they would like to invite you to speak at an upcoming meeting. When will Downes and her green team return to Third? Of the many spots on Third — and other places — where the greenery is fading and even dying, which will her team tackle next? For answers to these and other questions, stay tuned!
Jessica Downes of Good and Green checks out a tree bed on Third Avenue.
Photos courtesy of Good and Green
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Can you find a place for me in your quiet home?” in the club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors who to St. Patrick’s school gympitched near the main The federal government should act now Alltents of us should revisit our personal will strengthen families before a storm and ed climate change, we also can and must HEY JUDE...WOOF WOOF: “I am heartbroken to He has been tapped as the county’s “Man for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 to St. Patrick’s school gympitched near theplans, main nasium at 97th Street and gate, on tents both Sunday andincluding disaster preparedness help them and their communities recover to stem climate change, but in the meantime, provide solutions. It is one 10-month-old component of give up my two half-Pointer-mix, pups. of the Year.” Other honorees include former Kim 718-344-9697 nasium at 97thEach Street gate, on “go both Sunday and such Fourth Avenue. Memorial Day. While steppacking bags” with essentials as afterward. $1 inand federal SNAP food New York State must act. That is why I haveandanTyson overalllove disaster preparedness andrun pre- around. Sabrina to play ball and GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy PURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties Fourthstamp Avenue. Memorial Day. While step••• ping alongwater, in the nighttime bottled canned food, medications, benefits helps residents purchase introduced the “Green New Deal for pups New love vention agenda are that remains timely during Both people, lap dogs, love to sit with as “Counselor of the Year,” past City CounPURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kittie have been adopted into loving homes. ••• ping along we in nighttime More foodnews from procession, came across flashlights andthe batteries. And we should and boosts economicSt. activity by $1.79, York Act” (A.5334/S.2878-A). you. It would es- hurricane season and seasons. Sabrina gives into kisses butall sometimes gives a litcil candidate and President of the Brooklyn have been adopted loving homes. Moreas participants news from procession, we ready came across On Sunday, June 5, Susan Pulaski, a toformer have those bags go any timePatrick’s. of the spend theirSt. benefits in local tablish a “Green New Deal Fortle New York” represents love bite Assemblymember before kisses.Felix SheOrtiz hates the vacuum Youngconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5,and farmers’ Susan a former a supermarkets, 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge after year. Pulaski, the 51st A.D. in Sunset Park, Red Hook, corner stores task force. and barks at it. Tyson loves people, loves to play and Republican of the Year,” plus the following after amarkets. 2 p.m.Congress special concert president of preparedness, the and Baya Ridge St. Patrick’s Church, there Historical Society comc h awould i rla- develop a plan, Gowanus and Bay Ridge. should pass a bill (H.R. Individual however,in is not The task force watch his sister play ball. He loves to play tug of dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community war. They are lap pups. He also makes noises like Francenia Hall, Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveilingofand mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait the dedilate Brothers Board pleased Memorial Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars.’ It is very cute. I am in John. in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Parade of with cation a portrait of the late Scholarship Board Ten.big Obviously, pleased Brothers Fund.Memorial with the turnout, wasDayMaestro Aldo Bruschi in the Also in Lynbrook, New York.” – Jackie, 516-6980-5669. Tickets are $200 a pop and available at Society President Brooklyn Historian Ron Aldo Bruschi in the Scholarship Fund. Also in with the big and turnout, was Maestro
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Poly Prep prepares for 21st Relay for Life community fight against cancer BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
ope for a cure is the theme as the Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights communities gather at Poly Prep Country Day School on Saturday, June 22 to celebrate the neighborhoods’ 21st anniversary Relay for Life at the place where it all started 21 years ago. Hundreds of survivors, their families and friends
will crowd the Poly Prep field to help support the fight against cancer via a signature event of the American Cancer Society. Students and faculty from more than 20 schools in Brooklyn will join together with the goal of raising funds specifically for pediatric cancer research. The event will recognize and celebrate local cancer survivors with a survivors ceremony, and honor those who lost their cancer battle with a remembrance
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Bishop Kearney students carry Hope for Change banner at last year’s Relay for Life in memory of Kaitlyn Bernhardt, this year’s Luminaria honoree. ceremony. Gates open at 10 a.m. and registration begins at 11 a.m. before the team captain huddle at 11:30 a.m. The opening ceremony is at noon followed by P.S. 186 Zumba and the 2 p.m. survivor ceremony. The McKinley Junior
Relay for Life volunteers at last year’s event.
High School Band will take the stage at 3:30 p.m. followed by Zumba with Maryanne at 3:45 p.m. and P.S. 264 at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will a K-Spirit Tae Kwon Do demonstration on the field and a magic show at 7 p.m. followed by the luminaria ceremony
at 8:45 p.m. and the fight back ceremony at 9:15 p.m. This year’s honorary chair is Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis who represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The honorary survivor is Daena Cavallino and the honorary caregivers are Matthew and Sophia Cavallino. The Civic Service Award honoree is Capt. Anthony Longobardo, commanding officer of the 62nd Precinct. All honorees will be recognized during the opening ceremony. This year’s Luminaria honoree is Kaitlyn Bernhardt, a student who attended Bishop Kearney High School and lost her battle with cancer this past year. The Luminaria ceremony at twilight will honor Kaitlyn’s family. All money raised goes to research and patient services that ACS offers to families in Brooklyn and beyond, according to Ashley Engelman, communications director for ACS greater New York City area.
CBO Pre-K teachers cautiously optimistic that fiscal budget may include pay parity BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
he protracted fight by community-based providers of pre-K to win pay parity for their teachers may be coming to a successful conclusion. Mayor de Blasio and the City Council shook hands on Friday, June 14, on the fiscal year 2020 budget, a significant step forward because the City Council has said it would not accept a budget unless there was funding for salary parity for early childhood educators — a major issue as teachers at CBOs are currently paid significantly less than their peers who work at public schools. However, nothing definitive was settled on, with negotiations to continue over the details. “We’ve reached an agreement that promises
to create a pathway to pay parity for our early childhood education providers to address recruitment and retention issues,” the mayor said. That same day, City Councilmember Mark Treyger — who chairs the Council’s Committee on Education, and who has said that, as a former DOE teacher, he stands in solidarity with pre-K parity — released a statement that said, in part, “All parties [are] committed to finalizing a salary agreement by the end of summer 2019. “I will continue to monitor the progress of the pay parity negotiations to save our universal pre-K programs in the city and close the wage gap among early education staff,” he added. Previously, Treyger had told a crowd of CBO supporters at a rally, “We will not advance a budget unless there are resources
to resolve this parity issue once and for all.” A resolution is critical, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who was one of the first to address the issue of pay parity for preKs, told this paper. “The city needs to be more transparent and honest with the community based organizations on how they are going to resolve this pay disparity issue because it’s going to make the difference whether these organizations can continue to provide pre-K or whether they will need to close,” she said. “I think the city has been dragging them along and forcing them to make really tough decisions on whether to remain open,” she added. “The city needs to be straight with them on how they plan to resolve this issue, if they’re really going to resolve it at all.” Pre-K providers are
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Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson shake hands on 2020 budget fail, but to definitively address pay parity for pre-K and CBOs. cautiously optimistic that discussions w ill result in equal pay for equal work. Alice Mulligan, director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool at 414 80th Street in Bay Ridge, said she is
“cautiously hopeful that our mayor has finally corrected the inequities that teachers in his pre-K program have faced for far too long. “We are still awaiting the details to confirm that this matter has been
rectified and parity has been achieved. A pathway to parity must have an end in sight and in the foreseeable future, because we can no longer continue to operate in the face of such inequities,” Mulligan said.
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FILE NO. 2017 - 3168/A PA. NO. 148576 CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: JUSTIN ASHENDORF JOAN BARBARA GRILLIHAS MILLER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION THE SPOUSE, IF ANY, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN DISTRIBUTEES AND CREDITORS OF JANE TULIPAN ANNA RUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPANANNARUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPAN ANNARUMMA, DECEASED, WHOSE WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN AND IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID PERSONS BE DEAD, TO THEIR HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEES WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN AND IF THE PERSONS DIED SUBSEQUENT TO THE DECEDENT HEREIN, TO THEIR EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN AND TO ALL OTHER HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEES OF JANE TULIPAN ANNA RUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPANANNARUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPAN ANNARUMMA, THE DECEDENT HEREIN, WHOSE NAMES AND/ OR PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN AND CANNOT AFTER DUE DILIGENCE BE ASCERTAINED, A PETITION AND ACCOUNT HAVING BEEN DULY FILED BY THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY, WHO HAS OFFICES AT 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 144A, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, UNITED STATES. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE BEFORE THE SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY, AT 2 JOHNSON STREET, ROOM 319, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ON JULY 30, 2019, AT 9:30 O’CLOCK IN THE FORE NOON OF THAT DAY, WHY: (A) THE ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JANE TULIPAN ANNA RUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPANANNARUMMA, A/K/A JANE TULIPAN ANNARUMMA, A SUMMARY OF WHICH HAS BEEN SERVED HEREWITH, SHOULD NOT BE JUDICIALLY SETTLED; (B) THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY SHOULD NOT BE PAID HIS COMMISSIONS PURSUANT TO SCPA SEC. 2307 IN THE AMOUNT OF $18,098.94, AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULES C-1 AND I OF THE ACCOUNT; (C) THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY SHOULD NOT BE PAID HIS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES PURSUANT TO SCPA SEC. 1106(3) IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,717.62, AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULES C-1 AND J OF THE ACCOUNT; (D) THE COURT SHOULD NOT FIX, DETERMINE AND APPROVE THE LEGAL FEES OF CULLEN AND DYKMAN LLP, COUNSEL TO PETITIONER, IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,305.74 AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULES C-1 AND J OF THE ACCOUNT; (E) THE COURT SHOULD NOT FIX, DETERMINE AND APPROVE THE DISBURSEMENTS OF CULLEN AND DYKMAN LLP IN THE AMOUNT OF $673.00 AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULES C-1 AND J OF THE ACCOUNT; (F) THE CLAIMS OF THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION, IF ANY, SHOULD NOT BE FIXED AND DETERMINED; (G) THE PETITIONER SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO DISTRIBUTE THE NET ESTATE TO THE DECEDENT’S DISTRIBUTEES, AS NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DETERMINED, AS THEIR INTERESTS MAY APPEAR, AND TO DEPOSIT ANY AMOUNT NOT SO DISTRIBUTED WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO BE HELD FOR THE BENEFIT OF DECEDENT’S UNKNOWN DISTRIBUTEES OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF ANY DISTRIBUTEES OF THE DECEDENT WHO ARE UNDER DISABILITY FOR WHOM NO GUARDIAN OF THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN APPOINTED; (H) THE PETITIONER, UPON FULLY COMPLYING WITH THE DECREE TO BE MADE IN THIS PROCEEDING, SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED AND DISCHARGED OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PETITIONER’S ACTS AND PRO-
CEEDINGS AS ADMINISTRATOR AS SET FORTH AND EMBRACED IN SAID ACCOUNT AND THE COURT GRANT SUCH OTHER AND FURTHER RELIEF AS IT DEEMS JUST AND PROPER; DATED, ATTESTED, AND SEALED, MAY 30, 2019 HON. MARGARITA LOPEZ TORRES, SURROGATE, DOREEN A. QUINN CHIEF CLERK, JOSEPH J. BORGES, ESQ., CULLEN AND DYKMAN LLP, (212) 7014175, 44 WALL STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10005-2407. NOTE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IT WILL BE ASSUMED YOU DO NOT OBJECT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY APPEAR FOR YOU, AND YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MAY REQUEST A COPY OF THE FULL ACCOUNT FROM THE PETITIONER OR PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY. #170885
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, PLAINTIFF, VS. JOSEPH ROBERT SPARROW, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2016, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 18, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 32 EAST 55TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 4624 AND LOT 23. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $22,126.95 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 504011/15. MARK ANTHONY LONGO, ESQ., REFEREE BRONSTER, LLP, 156 WEST 56TH STREET, SUITE 1801, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171088
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, 418 FUNDING LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. PNINA MOSKOVITS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON JUNE 9, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 5019 AVENUE N, BROOKLYN, N.Y. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 7875 AND LOT: 2. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 512796/2015. DOMINIC FAMULARI, ESQ., REFEREE LAW OFFICES OF ALAN J. WAINTRAUB PLLC, 125-10 QUEENS BOULEVARD, SUITE 311, KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK 11415, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171063
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-14, PLAINTIFF AGAINST SIMON NEZRI, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED MARCH 14, 2016 I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, ON JULY 18, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 1415 AVENUE R, BROOKLYN, NY 11229. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 6797, LOT 50. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $707,343.14
PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT FOR INDEX# 31639/09. MARTIN WOLF ESQ., REFEREE GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 63674 #171008
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF AGAINST FRANKLIN SALMON, AS HEIR, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ALECIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA PATRICIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA SALMON A/K/A ALECIA P. SALMON A/K/A ALICIA SALMON AND NATURAL GUARDIAN FOR A.S. A/K/A A.K.S., LINCOLN BALL, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ALECIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA PATRICIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA SALMON A/K/A ALECIA P. SALMON A/K/A ALICIA SALMON, TATANISHA WILLIAMS, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ALECIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA PATRICIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA SALMON A/K/A ALECIA P. SALMON A/K/A ALICIA SALMON, DERRICK GOWIE, AS HEIR AND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ILENE THOMAS, PETAL JAMES, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ILENE THOMAS, LILLETH SIMMONDS, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ILENE THOMAS, JOAN SIMMONDS, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ILENE THOMAS, LITA HENRY, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ALECIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA PATRICIA GOWIE A/K/A ALECIA SALMON A/K/A ALECIA P. SALMON A/K/A ALICIA SALMON, EASTON SIMMONDS, HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF ILENE THOMAS, IF LIVING AND IF JOAN SIMMONDS, LITA HENRY, AND/OR EASTON SIMMONDS BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE SPOUSES, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENOR, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES, OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THE ABOVE AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCES ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 11/1/2018 AND ENTERED ON 11/26/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 492 EAST 42ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4958, LOT: 15. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $271,901.32 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 512699/2016. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. DOMINICK J. MINGIONE, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #171123
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARILYN CAMPBELL, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 12/14/2016 AND ENTERED ON 1/26/2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 1023 HEGEMAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11208. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4456, LOT: 47. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $864,636.66 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 24414/2008. AARON TYK, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT
IS $696,287.60 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILEDJUDGMENT INDEX NO 15622-08. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE SPSJC067 #171255
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS 3052 BRIGHTON 1ST STREET II LLC, PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- 3052 BRIGHTON FIRST LLC, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2017 AND ENTERED ON NOVEMBER 21, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF BRIGHTON 1ST STREET, DISTANT 121 FEET 5-3/4 INCHES NORTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY SIDE OF BRIGHTON 1ST STREET WITH THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE, BEING A PLOT 100 FEET BY 180 FEET BY 100 FEET BY 180 FEET. BLOCK: 8669 LOT: 18 SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 3052/3062 BRIGHTON 1ST STREET, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $18,977,604.50 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 509304/2015. STEVE COHN, ESQ., REFEREE KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 360 LEXINGTON AVENUE, SUITE 1200, NEW YORK, NY 10017 #171385
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 2017-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFF, VS. CAROLINE RIZZO, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED MAY 8, 2019 AND ENTERED ON JUNE 3, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 5712 AND LOT 40. SAID PREMISES MAY ALSO BE KNOWN AS 1349 60 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $5,621.78 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX # 585/2018. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE THE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC, 60 EAST 42ND STREET, SUITE 553, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171323
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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2004-FR3 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-FR-3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST PATRICIA TEEL, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S) FEIN, SUCH & CRANE, LLP, 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1800, ROCHESTER, NY 14614 ATTORNEY (S) FOR PLAINTIFF (S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED NOVEMBER 16, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201 ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 1796 EAST 53RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234. BLOCK 8513 LOT 43. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- LYNETTE WELCH, DAVID WELCH, NIGEL KINGSTON, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN AND DATED OCTOBER 19, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS AND MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF GEORGIA AVENUE, DISTANT 20 FEET 6 INCHES SOUTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF RIVERDALE AVENUE AND THE WESTERLY SIDE OF GEORGIA AVENUE; BEING A PLOT 100 FEET BY 25 FEET 6 INCHES BY 100 FEET BY 25 FEET 6 INCHES. BLOCK: 3837 LOT: 33 SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 554 GEORGIA AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $930,827.15 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGEE OR THE MORTGAGEE’S ATTORNEY. INDEX NUMBER 21316/2009. HARVEY A. HERBERT, ESQ., REFEREE DAVID A. GALLO & ASSOCIATES LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 99 POWERHOUSE ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY 11577 FILE# 7982.116 #171203
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE OPTEMAC ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTICATES, SERIES 20061,, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ANN STEWART AKA ANNIE STEWART, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 11/27/2017 AND ENTERED ON 12/15/2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 18, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 259 E 92ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11212. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4628, LOT: 52. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $908,828.11 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 007757/2009. STEPHEN M. ZEITLIN, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #170888
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, 9TH STREET PARTNERS LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. HARRY PROPHETE A/K/A HARRY PROPHETE, MD, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 11, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 76 LINDEN BOULEVARD, BROOKLYN, NY. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF KINGS, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 5086 AND LOT 48. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 513223/2017. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE LAW OFFICES OF ALAN J. WAINTRAUB PLLC, 97-17 64TH ROAD, 3RD FLOOR, REGO PARK, NEW YORK 11374, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #170867
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, PLTF. VS. MARCO TAIPEREZ AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARIE MICHEL A/K/A MARIE C. MICHEL A/K/A MARIE C. MICHEL RUIZ A/K/A MARIE COLETTE MICHEL RUIZ, ET AL, DEFTS. INDEX #504406/2017. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED NOV. 7, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11201 ON THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREM. K/A 1375 E 99TH ST., BROOKLYN, NY, 11236. SAID PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF EAST 99TH ST. 67 FT. NORTHERLY FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY SIDE OF EAST 99TH ST. AND THE WESTERLY SIDE OF AVENUE N, BEING A PLOT 60 FT. X 33 FT. APPROX. AMT. OF JUDGMENT IS $680,483.62 PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. SOLD SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE AND THE RIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO REDEEM WITHIN 120 DAYS FROM THE SALE AS PROVIDED BY LAW. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION. COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. GREGORY M. LASPINA, REFEREE. COHN & ROTH, LLC, ATTYS. FOR PLTF., 100 EAST OLD COUNTRY RD., MINEOLA, NY. #97103 #170748
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, 2006-BNC3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST WINSTON TAYLOR, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 10/27/2016 AND ENTERED ON 11/14/2016, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 11, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 131 THOMAS BOYLAND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11233. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 1527, LOT: 7. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $729,444.45 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 013076/2008. DOMINIC J. FAMULARI, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #170729
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST SHAUNISE ROBERTSON, BARBARA ROBERTSON, NET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 1/18/2017 AND ENTERED ON 2/9/2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON JULY 11, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 1607 PACIFIC STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11213. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 1334, LOT: 59. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $557,008.94 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 10686/2008. DOMINICK R. DALE, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #170728
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE TRUST 2005-2, ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-2, PLAINTIFF AGAINST MOUSA KHALIL, MK SHORE LLC, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 9/18/2017 AND ENTERED ON 10/17/2017, I, THE UNDER-
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likely you are to encounter nastier sediments,” she said, stressing that Mirex BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE — a now-banned and provoney Islanders at a en-hazardous insecticide ferry planning meet- — as well as UXOs (unexing this week told ploded ordinances) have officials they’re happy about been traced to the waters in the past. the service, they’re just “Just watch out for bombs, not thrilled about where it folks,” Sanoff said. might be docking. New York City Economic Community Board 13 District Manager Eddie Development Corporation Mark maintained that a representatives met with Coney Island residents, spot near the storied Coney community board members Island Pumping Station and and other stakeholders at Mark Twain I.S. 239 (where there’s an added opportunithe New York Aquarium on Tuesday to collect public ty for parking and a closer comment on the neighbor- distance to the neighborhood’s forthcoming ferry hood’s amusement area) service, slated to set sail could be a good compromise. sometime in 2021. “I know there is some Currently up for con- question about the depth sideration are two spots over there, but if you guys in Coney Creek: the first at will be dredging anyway, Bayview Avenue and 33rd that might be worth considStreet, and the second off ering,” he said. “It might be the fishing pier at 29th the best of two worlds.” Street and Neptune Avenue The new route will go from Coney Island to Wall near Kaiser Park. Local activist Ida Sanoff Street, with one stop in Bay warned officials to be “very, Ridge in between. The trip very fastidious” if they go will take 37 minutes from ahead with either of the one end to the other, the proposed locations. ride from Bay Ridge to Wall Street clocking in at just 19. “The further east you go in the creek, the more The addition comes on
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Don’t dock in Coney Creek, residents warn ferry officials the heels of repeated calls on the city agency and the mayor to bring NYC Ferry service to Coney Island, a destination neighborhood advocates argue has been underserved in terms of mass transit, and has one of the longest commutes to Manhattan. “NYC Ferry’s primary goal is to ease commuting for New Yorkers that live in far-flung communities that lack affordable and efficient transit options, which is why the landing will be sited on the creek side where the majority of the Coney Island peninsula’s residential core is,” a spokesperson for NYCEDC said.
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: LXST HOLDINGS, LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 8/2/2017. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC.,7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, NY, 11228. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: CINTRON SKINCARE, LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 4/29/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS CINTRON SKINCARE, LLC 99 COMMERCE ST, #3 BROOKLYN, NY, 11231. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.
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949 GRAND BAR, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 05/20/19. OFFICE: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO THE LLC, 949 GRAND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11211. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #170664
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BRAND NEW 2019 FORD
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V6, 2.3L 10-Speed Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr Wind & Locks, Sirius/ MP3 & More! MSRP $28,435. VIN#1FK5105378. Tax, title & DMV fees addt’l. Inc: $2000 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 6/30/19.
612 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY
*Includes all costs to consumer except tax, title & DMV fees which are additional & may be payable upon signing. Closed end leases based on terms above & subject to Tier 1 credit approval. Leases are 25¢ p/mi over 10,500 mi/p/yr. Lessee responsible for excess wear, tear & repair. Total Monthly Payments/Purchase Option: Escape $7761/14787, EcoSport $4644/11982, Edge $6804/16492, Explorer $7164/20373, F-150 $8604/26448. Competitive Conquest Cash available to customers that currently lease a non-Ford competitive vehicle. Photos for illustration. Not responsible for errors. Prior transactions excluded. Offers cannot be combined. Ad cars may be sold prior to publication. Ad supercedes previous offers. Based on current Ford programs. DCA#0806391. DMV#6240988.