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The Voice of Common Sense and Conservative Values VOLUME 90 NUMBER 32

AUGUST 16-22, 2019

WHAT’S NEWS TREYGER DEMANDS CON ED SHINE SOME LIGHT ON JULY’S BLACKOUT

Councilmember Mark Treyger is calling for a more comprehensive investigation into the energy overload that caused Con Ed to pre-emptively disconnect power to huge swaths of southern Brooklyn during a heat wave in late July. Twenty-two other city councilmembers signed onto the letter asking the utility giant for greater transparency and insight into its decision to cut power and its plan to prevent future outages. For more on this story, turn to page 2.

MAIMONIDES EYE SPECIALIST VOLUNTEERS IN THE CARIBBEAN

One Brooklyn doctor is taking his cutting-edge eye care practice overseas. Dr. Norman Saffra, director of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center, is collaborating with American Friends of Jamaica and the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to bring top-notch eye care to the Caribbean island. For more on this story, turn to page 2. ASSEMBLYMEMBER COLTON FORESEES RE-DISTRICTING State Assemblymember William Colton says the lines of his district, which includes Gravesend, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights are likely to be re-drawn following the 2020 census. According to Colton, the district now contains more than 130,000 constituents, the average number in assembly districts state-wide. Colton warns that, follwing the re-districting, expected to be completed in time for the 2022 state election, residents may wake up with different representatives than they had when they went to sleep. For more, go to page 5.

POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN STABBING MURDER OF WOMAN IN SUNSET PARK

A suspect has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in the Sunset Park area back in July. Forty-three-year-old Sheng Mao Chen was arrested August 9 and charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree in connection with the death of 46-year-old Xiu Rong Zheng. For more on this story, see page 6.

SUMMER STROLL RETURNS FOR FINAL NIGHT

Columnists Kassar, General Otey and Brown sound off! SEE PAGES 10-12

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Strollers reveled along Third Avenue once again for the final night of Summer Stroll, a car-free pedestrian extravaganza with dancing, food and music in the streets. Despite a little rain, the turnout was excellent, and former state Sen. Marty Golden, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and representatives from the Third Avenue Merchants all made an appearance. For more, see page 8.


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Maimonides physician on a mission to bring cutting edge eye-care to the Caribbean

Area physicians hone their techniques within the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital’s state-of-the-art simulation center. BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

One local hospital’s director of ophthalmology is helping to bring cutting edge eye care to residents of the Caribbean. Maimonides Medical Center’s Dr. Norman Saffra was volunteering at a soup kitchen last Christmas Eve when he learned about a unique opportunity to transform eye care in Jamaica, a country with one of the high-

est rates of blindness due to diabetic eye disease. He came across Caron Chung, executive director of the American Friends of Jamaica, and the two began to collaborate on how best to bring Saffra’s ophthalmic expertise to the island. The answer was the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a former cargo plane, now equipped with a state-of-the-art operating room, and teaching facility with the ability to transmit lectures to local hospitals. Saffra lectured aboard the plane and

Maimonides Director of Ophthalmology Dr. Norman Saffra stands in front of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital after touching-down in Jamaica. Photos courtesy of Maimonides Medical Center shared vital skills to help area physicians serve vulnerable communities across Jamaica. “I’ve always wanted to perform mission work. Partnering with AFJ and Orbis was a chance to jump in with both feet,” said Saffra. “In third world countries, access to highly trained, experienced

surgeons is scarce. So, leading this important mission in Kingston was a chance for Maimonides to give back beyond our walls.” Saffra introduced residents to advanced laser and surgical techniques in the Orbis hightech simulation center. He also assessed medical equipment

and conducted essential troubleshooting to ensure the local health center met appropriate standards for safe, quality care. In November, Saffra will be returning to Kingston with Orbis and AFJ. In addition to lecturing and performing surgery, he will be teaching surgery at the University of the

West Indies in Kingston, and assisting the school with its new diabetic eye disease screening program. “I want to raise the level of eye care in Jamaica, and give physicians on the front lines greater knowledge and the ability to create a healthier future,” Saffra added.

State probe into Con Ed doesn’t go far enough for southern Brooklyn rep BY KELLY MENA

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The state commission investigating Con Edison for massive blackouts in Brooklyn and Manhattan responded on Monday to a request from 22 City Council members to study the feasibility of revoking the utility company’s monopoly — and the lawmaker leading the charge is less than thrilled with the response. The Public Service Comm-

ission, the state’s regulatory arm for public utilities, said in its letter that its investigation will include “analyzing the root causes of the outages, how Con Edison communicates with its customers, before and during times when de-energization may be required to prevent larger scale outages, and whether any underlying issues or practices had a negative impact on Con Edison’s preparation and response to the recent outage events.” Signed by commission

CEO and Chairperson John Rhodes, the letter does not address the request to consider less traditional solutions such as microgrids, or even a publicly run system, as the 22 city lawmakers demanded. “Con Edison and the other New York investor-owned utilities are held to the highest standard possible regarding their provision, maintenance, and restoration of service each and every day,” Rhodes wrote. Councilmember Mark Treyger, who led the push for the investigation, fumed that the limited scope of the commission’s examination does little to address ongoing outages, such as those in the southern Brooklyn

neighborhoods he represents. “We are left without a satisfactory commitment that the inquiry will specifically find out why Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods were targeted for preemptive service shutoffs without sufficient notification to its customers. We continue to have power outages, most recently this past weekend in Bath Beach and Gravesend, with no explanation from Con Edison,” Treyger told this paper. Treyger is the primary signatory on the letter sent July 30 to the Public Service Commission. Twenty-one other councilmembers, representing communities in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, also signed on.

Con Edison employees work to restore power after the Brooklyn blackouts. Photo courtesy of Con Edison via Facebook

Without studying alternatives to Con Edison that could solve the ongoing disruptions, the commission must push the utility company on its plans to provide better services to communities like Treyger’s, the councilmember said. “I am renewing my call for the PSC to hold the leadership at Con Edison accountable and find out why the neighborhoods of Bath Beach and Gravesend have outages occurring so frequently, and what they plan to do to prevent future power outages,” Treyger told this paper in a statement. James Denn, a spokesperson for the commission, said that southern Brooklyn is being investigated as part of the larger probe but wouldn’t say if the smaller, ongoing outages in Brooklyn were being looked at. “Governor Cuomo directed a comprehensive, independent investigation into the recent outages in New York City, which includes Southern Brooklyn, and DPS immediately began that investigation. Once complete, we will take any justified steps to punish and remedy Con Ed’s failure,” said Denn in a statement to this paper. The ongoing battle to have all of Con Edison’s power issues studied comes following a series of public calls by local and state officials to take a deeper look into the massive Brooklyn blackout and West Manhattan power outage including state hearings, legislation and a proposal for government-run power delivery.

Early in August, State Sen. Kevin Parker, who serves as the senate’s committee chair on energy told this paper he is expecting to convene a hearing alongside other state energy legislators this fall. Parker, a Democrat, represents the neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope — all affected by the massive Brooklyn outage. Meanwhile, Councilmember Alan Maisel, who represents southeast Brooklyn communities also affected by the outage, is drafting legislation aimed at protecting seniors and disabled adults during blackouts. Two assisted senior centers in his district lost power late last month due to a lack of generators, leaving dozens of residents with health and developmental disabilities at risk. Maisel’s measure would require any facility that is a residence for seniors and vulnerable populations to have generators or other backup power in the case of a power outage. A spokesperson for Maisel’s office said the legislation is still being drafted. “We want to get to the bottom of all of this … we want to know what is going on. We had no power for almost four days and hundreds of customers were pushed out of service,” Parker told this paper. “We want to understand the problems they are having when it comes to resiliency and preparing for these problems.”


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Brooklyn kids clean up East Flatbush streets BY VICTOR PORCELLI EDITORIAL @BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

Like many streets around the city, Avenue D in Brooklyn has litter: from empty bottles to cigarette butts to plastic bags, often collecting on the greenery that lines the sidewalk. However, on Monday, August 5, the street was also lined with children from Park Slope’s MS 88 carrying rakes, brooms and garbage bags in an effort by the afterschool program LEAP and local community activist Hercules Reid to clean up the street. “We’ve been talking about civic-mindedness, so the kids have been looking at different issues that have been occurring,” LEAP Program Director Claude Joseph told this paper. “The goal is to move it from me sitting in a classroom studying about these things, to having a hand and a stake in what’s happening in my community.” Funded by the Department of Youth and Community Devel-opment as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comprehensive afterschool initia-

tive, LEAP — which stands for Learning through an Expanded Arts Program — has sought to start productive conversations on issues like immigration policy and gun violence with their students. Joseph said after researching different community issues, the program was looking to translate that into action, which is where Reid came in. Having already hosted three different community cleanups, Reid visited MS 88 to talk about his initiative and, afterwards, many of the students expressed interest in participating in a cleanup of their own. “We picked doing a cleanup because Hercules came to our school and he would tell us about how much trash is on the floor,” Denzel Bhabor, an incoming eighth grader, told this paper. “And then we decided to do something about it.” On Monday, they did, working to clean both sides of Avenue D from 44th to 46th street. In attendance were State Assemblymember of District 41 Helene Weinstein and City Councilmember of District 45

Farah Louis, whose districts include East Flatbush. Reid said he’s looking to partner with the LEAP pro-

gram, which is in schools across the city, and have similar efforts like this one throughout Brooklyn.

“I’m trying to do the best I can,” Justin Valera-Lopez, who’s going into 7th grade, told this paper. “‘Cause, like

Hercules said, it’s our job to clean the neighborhoods because this is where we live and this is our planet.”

Antoinette Rowdis, two Dyker Heights women whose sons attend high school in Manhattan, first proposed the reduced fare idea earlier this year. A petition the women started on change.org has garnered 1,600 signatures to date. “As parents of students who need to take express buses to get to school, we sincerely thank Senator Gounardes for his immense support,” Cutrona and Rowdis said in a statement. “A lowered express bus fare would be a big financial relief to us and so many families across the city.” Approximately 2,600 New York City high school students ride express buses to school, according to Gounardes, a Democrat whose district includes Bay

Ridge, Dyker Heights and parts of Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach. “I represent a large population of students who commute long distances from southern Brooklyn to Manhattan and express buses are often the only viable public transportation option available to them,” Gounardes wrote in his letter to Byford and Carranza. “The high cost of express bus fares is a big concern for many parents in my district.” Preston Ferraiuolo, a Bay Ridge teenager who attends school in Manhattan, said he takes the X-27 express bus to school because it’s faster and more convenient than the subway.

Ferraiuolo said he has classmates who travel from Long Island to his school in Manhattan, including one friend who has a monthly pass from the Long Island Rail Road that costs approximately $10 a day round trip. “I’m paying close to $14 a day. He’s coming all the way from Long Island. I’m just traveling from one part of the city to another part of the same city. It’s not fair,” Ferraiuolo

told the Home Reporter. The MTA board voted in May to give free Metrocards to students who live more than half a mile from school. The Metrocards do not allow students to ride express buses for free, however. The MTA is unlikely to approve the proposal at this time, according to agency spokesperson Shams Tarek. “Our current fiscal challenges don’t allow expanding the benefit of free or

discounted rides to express buses,” he told this paper in an email. Besides, Tarek said, the current Student Metrocard system gives students great accessibility when it comes to transportation. “The Student MetroCard ... gives free access to local buses and the subway with transfers between both, which combined go everywhere that express buses do and in many cases faster,” he said.

Kids part of the LEAP program clean along Avenue D.

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Gounardes pushes MTA for student discount on express bus BY PAULA KATINAS

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Students who take express buses to travel from Brooklyn to schools in Manhattan could get a break on the fare if the MTA adopts a proposal Brooklyn State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is pushing. Gounardes has written a letter to MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford and City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza urging them to approve a proposal to offer reduced fare Metrocards to students who commute to school on express buses, which currently cost $6.75 per ride. Gounardes did not specify how much of a discount he wanted students to receive. Antoinetta Cutrona and

Brannan task force looks to stop illegal home conversions BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

Under the proposal, students who take express buses to school, like the X-28, would pay a reduced fare. ebrooklyn media/File photo by Paula Katinas

Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are in the midst of a housing crisis brought on by a proliferation of illegal home conversions creating dangerous living conditions for tenants and overtaxing the infrastructure, according to local officials. Councilmember Justin Brannan, who represents Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and parts of Bensonhurst, is so alarmed at the problem that he reconvened a task force to take a deep dive into the issue. The task force, which includes representatives from the Department of Buildings, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the NYPD, the Fire Department and Community Board 10, held its first meeting last week. “We felt it was critical to reconvene a local illegal

conversion task force because the problem persists and tenants, their neighbors and first responders are all at risk,” Brannan told the Home Reporter. The task force had been in existence when Republican Martin Golden was in the State Senate and Democrat Vincent Gentile represented Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the City Council. Both men are no longer in office. Brannan, who succeeded Gentile in the council, said he thought it was time to bring it back because illegal home conversions are still a problem. Illegal home conversions take place when a property owner subdivides a singlefamily or two-family home into multiple units, in some cases as small as a single room, and rents them out to tenants. The subdivisions often take place without proper

permits from the DOB. Many of the subdivided units have no fire escapes or other forms of egress. And several of the buildings have faulty gas lines, local officials said. DOB is the agency tasked with inspecting sites that have generated complaints. “Investigating suspected illegal conversions and ensuring that New Yorkers have safe and legal places to live is one of our highest priorities,” DOB spokesperson Abigail Kunitz told the Home Reporter. Kunitz went on to say that the DOB has been working with local agencies and elected officials to address the illegal conversions in the area. “Illegal conversions are a dangerous, exploitative practice,” Brannan said. “We need the city agencies to share our urgency and that’s why we reconvened the task force.”

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Assembly district map has Colton on the move BY PAULA KATINAS

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The 2020 Census will do more than count the number of people living in America. It will also usher in the start of a redistricting process at the state government level as new maps are drawn to re-establish State Senate and Assembly districts that reflect population shifts since the last Census in 2010. Re-districting is one of those words that make voters’ eyes glaze over from boredom. But it’s important because it determines whose district a constituent lives in and which elected official represents them. A voter could wake up one morning and find themselves in a different Assembly district without having moved. The re-districting process is expected to be completed in time for the 2022 elections. Assemblymember William Colton, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn’s 47th Assembly District, said he thinks the map of his district is likely to be redrawn. “I think this district has grown in population. The average number of people in each of the assembly districts is 130,000. I think we have more than that,” he told the Home Reporter on Monday. Assembly districts must approximately the same number of residents. Colton’s district includes parts of Gravesend, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Drawing district lines is a tricky business, Colton said. “There are 150 members of the New York State Assembly. When you change the district lines for one, you have to change them all. It has a domino effect,” he said. He said he knows exactly where his district lines are located. “It’s not a straight line. A couple of blocks here and there are cut out of my district,” he said. The district runs roughly from 14th Avenue in the west to Lake Street in the east, and from the Belt Parkway in the south to 86th Street in the north. The district’s northwest boundary zig-

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zags to exclude a single block of 83rd Street but includes a block of 82nd Street located between the same two avenues. When the district lines were redrawn following the 2010 Census, Colton lost some of the Gravesend area he had formerly represented and picked up a larger share of Bensonhurst and a bit of Dyker Heights. “When they gave Peter Abbate more of Sunset Park, they took some of Dyker away from him and gave it to me,” Colton said, referring to his Democratic colleague Peter Abbate who represents the 49th A.D. Colton, who was first elected in 1996, said he likes the configuration of his district. “It’s a diverse district and it’s a large district,” he told the Home Reporter. “What I try to do is make myself accessible to the constituents. I have my own style of making myself accessible.” Part of that style is to pay frequent visits to subway stations. “I go to every single subway station in the district to talk to constituents,” he said. His stops include Kings Highway and Bay Parkway on

the N line, 62nd Street on the D and N lines, and the Avenue U station on the F line. “It takes me 16 days to cover all of them,” he said, explaining that some of the subway stations have two entrances and that he always covers both entrances. Another way he reaches out to all ends of the district is to walk the streets, literally. “I walk the streets of my district. You can see things and observe things,” he said. He does it every summer when the legislature is out of session. So far this summer, he has walked approximately 150 blocks. There are concerns that are unique to certain parts of the district. “In Dyker, the big concern is illegal home conversions. But Gravesend doesn’t have that problem as much. On Bay Parkway and on Avenue P, there are a lot of apartment buildings, so there are issues like preferential rents and building repairs,” Colton said. Other concerns are universal. “Everybody is concerned with housing, education and healthcare,” he said.

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Police arrest suspect in stabbing murder of woman in Sunset Park BY JAIME DEJESUS

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A suspect has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in the Sunset Park area back in July. Forty-three-year-old Sheng Mao Chen was arrested

August 9 and charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. According to authorities, on Monday, July 22 at around 9:55 p.m., police responded to an assault with a knife outside a house at Eighth Avenue and 46th Street. When the officers got

Surveillance image of the suspect. Photo courtesy of NYPD

there, they found the victim, 46year-old Xiu Rong Zheng, unresponsive with multiple stab wounds. EMS rushed her to Maimonides Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. A police source told this paper in July the homicide has been labeled a domestic violence incident.

Cops search for man trying to rob Sunset Park check cashing place BY JAIME DEJESUS

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Suspect Sheng Mao Chen outside the 66th Precinct. ebrooklyn media/Photo by Loudlabs News NYC

The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. JEALOUSY ATTACK: A 53-year-old woman was attacked by a woman on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 74th Street on August 10. According to reports, at around 12:20 a.m., the victim got into a jealousyfueled argument with her boyfriend’s sister-in-law. The suspect allegedly pushed her to the floor, resulting in a broken wrist. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn for treatment. No arrests have been made. 16K BURGLARY: An unknown crook stole thousands of dollars from 95year-old woman inside her home near 13th Avenue and 62nd Street, it was reported on August 6. Reports claim that on July 17, the victim found one of her credit cards

that had been inside her purse on her kitchen table. When she returned to the closet in her living room to put away the card, she saw that a crook had allegedly stolen nearly $16,000 from the home. No arrests have been made. BLACKMAILED: A 32year-old man was allegedly blackmailed by an unknown perp at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 90th Street on August 7. According to reports, at around 12 a.m., the victim received text messages from the person, who threatened to send recordings of the victim’s online chat to his friends on Facebook if he didn’t send $150 via Moneygram. The victim told police the messages were never sent. No arrests have been made. SCAM ARTIST: A 52year-old woman was scammed out of over $7,000 in gift cards after she received a phone call from the alleged perp at her home near 75th Street and 14th

Avenue. Reports claim that at around 3:43 p.m., she received a phone call from the perp claiming that her Social Security number had been compromised and in order to protect herself, she had to withdraw cash and purchase several gift cards to various stores, such as Target and Gamestop. The woman says she was called several times by the crook throughout the day, purchased around $7,800 worth of gift cards and gave the crook the card numbers and code over the phone. No arrests have been made. BAY RIDGE BURGLARY: A 62-year-old woman’s home on 81st Street between Third and Fourth Avenues was broken into and burglarized on August 8. According to reports, at around 8:40 p.m., a suspect allegedly broke into the home through the kitchen window, ransacked the bedroom, stole several pieces of jewelry, $926 and fled the scene. No arrests have been made.

Police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly attempting to rob a check cashing place in Sunset Park. According to authorities, on Sunday, August 4, at around 9:50 a.m., the suspect entered the check cashing

The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: An 18-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint by two men inside a subway station at New Utrecht Avenue and 71st Street on August 10. According to authorities, the man was sitting on a bench at the station when the two suspects, described as being in their early twenties, approached him. One of the perps took out a gun and pointed it at his torso while the other suspect stood in front of him, demanded money and his phone. The victim gave the two $50, but tried to keep his phone. One of the perps punched him in the face and grabbed the phone out of his hands as well as a pair of sneakers. They then fled the scene, running eastbound on 71st Street. No arrests have been made. SHUT OUT: A man attempted to burglarize a chain restaurant

place at 52nd Street and Fourth Avenue, approached a 23-year-old female employee and gave her a note demanding cash and threatening to shoot. The woman pressed the alarm button and the suspect fled the scene. The woman wasn’t injured and the suspect didn’t show a weapon. Anyone with information about the identity of this male

is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

along Shore Parkway on August 7. Reports claim that at around 3:45 a.m., surveillance video showed the suspect, described as being in his thirties and wearing a blue robe and a black towel around his head, broke the front glass of the restaurant, went inside and attempted to break into a safe. When he couldn’t, he tried to break into two cash registers that had no money inside. The man fled through the back door of the restaurant emptyhanded. No arrests have been made.

on August 10. Reports say that at around 4:15 a.m., the victim was in the bar when he got into an argument with the two perps. The man left the bar and the two men, described as 35 years old and 26 years old, waited for him across the street. As they approached him, one of the attackers allegedly hit him in the face with a piece of wood. They then fled on foot eastbound on Bay Ridge Avenue. The victim was treated for injuries at Maimonides Medical Center. No arrests have been made.

CROOK STEALS TOILETRIES: A crook stole over $1,200 worth of toiletries inside a pharmacy at 18th Avenue and 85th Street on August 11. According to reports, at around 3:10 p.m., the perp entered the store, grabbed several toiletries from shelves, put them in his bag and fled the scene. No arrests have been made.

TWO GUN-WIELDING THIEVES ROB MAN: A 21year-old man was robbed at gunpoint by two men near Bay 16th Street and New Utrecht Avenue on August 4. According to reports, at around 11:57 p.m., the victim was walking home from the train station when he was approached by the crooks. One of them allegedly pointed a gun at his stomach while the other grabbed his fanny pack containing $550 and fled toward the 79th Street train station. No arrests have been made.

BAR FIGHT: A 47-year-old man was attacked by two men outside a bar near New Utrecht Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue


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Both suspects have been described as black men between 17 to 25 years of age and around 160 lbs., according to police. Authorities said one of the suspects was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black Adidas pants with white stripes and black sneakers. That suspect was also seen in a white tank top on another occasion. The second suspect, according to police, was seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray

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Final Summer Stroll of 2019 is a walk to remember

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Crowds enjoy the final night of the Third Avenue Summer Stroll. BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

Even a little rain shower couldn’t dampen the spirits of the folks out to enjoy the year’s final Third Avenue Summer Stroll on Friday, Aug. 9. Strollers enjoyed a wide variety of food, music and entertainment, not to mention endless activities for the children, lined up from 68th Street to 80th Street along the avenue. Restaurants along the strip had bands playing and outdoor seating. The group Resonate drew crowds outside the Greenhouse Café at 78th Street while people danced in the

street. The Dyker Singers performed on 80th Street, and tables were packed in front of the Salty Dog at Bay Ridge Parkway. Bay Ridge’s Summer Stroll is part of DOT’s Weekend Walks program, which was created to allow communities to use streets as public spaces. The event, now in its eighth year, was presented by the Merchants of Third Avenue and created by a group of community leaders including former state Sen. Marty Golden, Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, with the help of former City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and Merchants Secretary Chuck Otey.

“The Third Avenue Summer Stroll is recognized as the best in the city and is regularly used by the city to demonstrate how a ‘weekend walk’ should work,” Otey told this paper. Summer Stroll organizer Ilene Sacco was pleased with the turnout for the final stroll as well as the previous three. “I don’t think anybody realizes how much work goes into putting these events together,” Sacco told this paper. “It’s an insane amount of work and we’re talking about over 500 documents for health licenses and liquor licenses that have to be processed. The liquor licenses alone are over 300 pages.”

But Sacco said it was all worth it in the end. “It definitely seems like the strolls are getting more and more popular,” she said. “It’s really great for the community bringing everyone together for things like this. You see so many families and people just enjoying themselves. They’re really great nights and everyone has a great time.” Sacco explained that she starts working on the stroll in January and doesn’t finish the work until November. “What was really cool about Friday was that, even though it rained at one point for about 15 minutes, people were still

there,” said Sacco. “They may have taken cover but weren’t afraid to come back out. I’m just grateful we had a packed night and the weather was beautiful except for the brief rain. I was just really very happy with the turnout,” she added. Golden commended the efforts of Sacco, the 68th Precinct, Bob Howe and the Merchants of Third Avenue for all the hard work they do. “This is what Bay Ridge is all about, having ownership and all the people involved who make this happen because it’s what the people want,” Golden told this paper. “They want an opportunity

to come out and be with their neighbors, see old friends that haven’t been around, who went to Staten Island, to Long Island, and who all come back for this great stroll.” Howe called the stroll a big Bay Ridge block party. “What I really like about it is watching happy people strolling along the avenue — parents, grandparents and children bumping into people they haven’t seen in a year or so,” he explained. “Also, over the past eight years, people have told me that just being able to walk in the street without any cars is what they enjoy the most about the Summer Stroll,” added Howe.

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BROOKLYN AND ITS COMMUNITY BOARDS Community Board #1 435 GRAHAM AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: 718-389-0009 Fax:718-389-0098 Email:bk01@cb.nyc.gov Flushing Ave., Willamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, Southside Chairperson: none District Manager:Gerald Esposito Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month/ 6:30pm.

Community Board #6 250 BALTIC ST., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone:718-643-3027 Fax: 718-624-8401 Email:info@brooklyncb6.org Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill Chairperson: Peter Fleming District Manager: Michael Racioppo Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of the month/6:30p.m.

Community Board #2 350 JAY ST., 8THFLOOR Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: 718-596-5410 Fax:718-852-1461 Email:cb2k@nyc.rr.com Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Ft.Greene, BK Navy Yard, Clinton Hill Chairperson: Lenue H. Singletary, III District Manager:Robert Perris Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of the month/ 6:00pm.

Community Board #7 4201 4THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11232 Phone:718-854-0003 Fax: 718-436-1142 Email:bk07@cb.nyc.gov Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace Chairperson: Cesar Zuniga District Manager: Jeremy Laufer Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:30p.m.

Community Board #3 1360 FULTON ST. Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone:718-622-6601 Fax:718-857-5774 Email:bk03@cb.nyc.gov Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Ocean Hill Chairperson: none District Manager:Henry Butler Regular monthly board meetings held the 1st Monday of the month! 7:00pm. Community Board #4 1420 BUSHWICK AVE., SUITE 370 Brooklyn, NY 11207-1422 Phone: 718-628-8400 Fax:718-628-8619 Email:bk04@cb.nyc.gov Bushwick Chairperson: none District Manager:Celestina Leon Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:00pm. Community Board #5 404 PINE STREET, Brooklyn, NY 11208, 3RD FLOOR Phone: 929-221-8261 Fax:718-345-0501 Email:bk05@cb.nyc.gov East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, Starrett City Chairperson: Andre T Mitchell District Manager:Melinda Perkins Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month! 6:30pm.

Communi Board #8 1291 ST.MARKS AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone: 718-467-5574 Community Board #11 Fax: 718-778-2979 2214 BATH AVE., Email:info@brooklyncb8.org Brooklyn, NY 11214 North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Phone:718-266-8800 Weeksville Fax: 718-266-8821 Chairperson: Ethel Tyus Email: info@brooklyncb11.org District Manager: Michelle George Bath Beach, Gravesend, Mapleton, Regular monthly board meetings held the Bensonhurst Chairperson: William Guarinello 2nd Thursday of the month/ 7:00pm. District Manager: Marnee Elias-Pavia Regular monthly board meetings held Community Board #9 2nd Thursday of the month/7:30p.m. 890 NOSTRAND AVE., Communi Board #12 Brooklyn, NY 11225 5910 13THAVE., Phone: 718-778-9279 Brooklyn, NY 11219 Fax:718-467-0994 Phone:718-851-0800 Email: bk09@cb.nyc.gov Fax: 718-851-4140 South Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Email: bk12@cb.nyc.gov Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway, Gardens, Wingate Midwood Chairperson: Fred Baptiste Chairperson: none District Manager: Currently Vacant Regular monthly board meetings held the District Manager: Barry Spitzer Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Tuesday of the month! 7:00pm. 4th Tuesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Community Board #10 8119 5THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11209 Phone: 718-745-6827 Fax: 718-836-2447 Email:bk01O@cb.nyc.gov Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton Chairperson: Lori Willis District Manager: Josephine Beckmann Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month! 7pm. Except during January and February

CommuniJy Board #13 1201 SURF AVE., 3RD FLOOR Brooklyn, NY 11224 Phone:718-266-3001 Fax: 718-266-3920 Email: edmark@cb.nyc.gov Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Seagate Chairperson: Joann Weiss District Manager: Eddie Mark Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month! 7:00pm.

t Commun· Board #14 810 EAST 16TH ST., Brooklyn, NY 11214 Phone: 718-859-6357 Fax: 718-421-6077 Email: info@brooklyncb14.org Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, Ocean Parkway Chairperson: Ed Powell District Manager: Shawn Campbell Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Monday of the month/ 7:30pm. Community Board #15 KINGSBORO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2001 Oriental Blvd., Cluster Room C124 Brooklyn, NY 11235 Phone: 718-332-3008 Fax: 718-648-7232 Email: bklcb15@verizon.net Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, Madison, East Gravesend Chairperson: none District Manager: Laura Singer Regular monthly board meetings held the last Tuesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Communi Board #16 444 THOMAS BOYLAND ST., ROOM 103 Brooklyn, NY 11212 Phone: 718-385-0323 Fax: 718-342-6714 Email: bk16@cb.nyc.gov Brownsville, Ocean Hill Chairperson: none District Manager: Viola D. Greene-Walker Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Tuesday of the month! 7:00pm.

Community Board #17 4112 FARRAGUT ROAD Brooklyn, NY 11210 Phone: 718-434-3072 Fax:718-434-3801 Email: bk17@cb.nyc.gov East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Farrgut, Rugby, Eramus, Ditmas Village Chairperson: Aaron Ampaw District Manager: Sherif Fraser Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Community Board #18 1097 BERGEN AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11234-4841 Phone: 718-241-0422 Fax:718-531-3199 Email:bkbrd18@ogtonline.net Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, Mill Island Chairperson: Gardy Brazela District Manager: Dorothy Turano Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month/ 7:00pm.

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News Around the Boro ADVISORY GROUP SPLIT ON PACIFIC PARK GYM

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Chelsea Piers has been chosen as the operator of an athletic field and fitness center in the new Pacific Park development in Downtown Brooklyn, but an advisory group was split right down the middle on the city. Atlantic Yards Community Development Corp.’s board members cast their votes in a 4-4 tie on Monday afternoon on a motion to recommend that Empire State Development Corp. not approve the athletic facility project, pending a full-scale environmental review. The athletic field and fitness center would be constructed in the basement of two still-unbuilt residential towers on Dean Street. See story, Brooklyneagle.com. 

BUS STOPS TO BE DECORATED WITH PHOTOS

BUSHWICK — A hundred bus shelters in the city, including 18 in Brooklyn, will be adorned with photos depicting life in New York City as part of a new project from Bushwick-based artist Elle Perez. Sixteen of the 18 Brooklyn photos that are part of exhibit, commissioned by the Public Art Fund, are in an area stretching from Brooklyn Heights to Bedford-Stuyvesant. See story, Brooklyneagle.com. 

TWO BROWNSVILLE WOMEN FOUND DEAD WITHIN HOURS

BROWNSVILLE — Two Brownsville women were found dead in separate incidents Monday night and early Tuesday morning just a mile apart and within hours of each other. The first woman was found in an apartment at East 96th Street near Winthrop Avenue. The second was found with stab wounds outside a building on Mother Gaston Boulevard. See story, Brooklyneagle.com. 

BP ADAMS SAID TO BE USING CHARITY FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES

BOROUGHWIDE — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a New York City mayoral hopeful, is allegedly skirting campaign rules by raising tens of thousands of dollars from people with business pending with the city for his nonprofit, according to the Daily News. Adams set up the “One Brooklyn Fund” his first year in office in 2014, raising at least $995,000 and as much $2.9 million by March 2018, according to filings with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board. Candidates for borough president can’t raise more than $320 from individuals in the city’s “doing business” database, and mayoral contenders can’t take more than $400 from them, the Daily News reported. 

RESCUE DOG STARS IN PARK SLOPE SHOW

PARK SLOPE — A rescue dog named Boscoe Barles starred in a one-dog show before a soldout audience in Brooklyn on Saturday, according to the New York Post. “He’s the Emma Stone of dog actors … He’s a natural,” the Shih Tzu’s owner, Charles Quittner, a theater director, told the Post. Quittner organized the Boscoe Barles “Bestival” at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg to celebrate his dog’s one-year adoption anniversary and to raise funds for the shelter he came from. The canine star was seen a series of five short plays — starring as himself, the mayor of a small town and an emotional-support chinchilla. Human supporting actors carried treats in their pockets to keep Boscoe on track, the Post reported. 

‘DINE IN PARK SLOPE’ IS COMING ONCE AGAIN

PARK SLOPE — Because only nine of 400 spots featured in New York City Restaurant Week were in Brooklyn, according to Patch, Park Slope residents put together a two-week event, “Dine in Park Slope,” in which more than 50 restaurants will offer deals. The event is put on by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, the North Flatbush Business Improvement District, the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce and Fourth on Fourth, a program of the Park Slope Civic Council. Deals range from a percentage off of happy-hour drinks to full three-course meals for a set price.

Recently graduated St. Francis Brooklyn women’s basketball players Dana DiRenzo (left) and Maria Palarino (right) are headed to Ireland this coming season, not as Terriers but as members of a very exclusive club of student-athletes. Palarino and DiRenzo were both selected this week to the class of 2020 Sport Changes Life Victory Scholars program, making them the only two representatives from the entire Northeast Conference. “We are extremely proud of both Dana and Maria on being selected to the prestigious Sport Changes Life Victory Scholars program,” said Terriers head women’s basketball coach Linda Cimino. Photos courtesy of SFC Brooklyn Athletics Among the restaurants offering deals will be Benchmark, Made in New York Jazz Café, Ovenly, Logan’s Run and Le Mistral. 

ROCKROSE SEEKS TO BUY DOWNTOWN SITE

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Rockrose Development, known for its Manhattan apartment towers, is working on its first major deal in Brooklyn. The firm is in contract to buy a development site near the border of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, according to The Real Deal. The price for the development site, at 98 DeKalb Ave., was not entirely clear, but sources said it was in the mid-$60 million range. The firm is also negotiating to buy adjacent air rights that could push the price higher, possibly in the $75 million range, according to The Real Deal. 

JEWISH GIRLS’ SCHOOL GETS BULLETPROOF DOORS

CROWN HEIGHTS — An Orthodox girls’ school in Brooklyn has installed bullet-resistant classroom doors to keep out shooters, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Bnos Menachem in the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights neighborhood is the first of more than 50 Jewish schools and synagogues in Brooklyn to have the 150-pound metal doors installed by an Israel-based manufacturer. The school was able to secure about $150,000 in a state Homeland Security grant, the New York Post reported. 

CELEBRITY CLOTHING DESIGNER WORKS OUT OF B’KLYN BASEMENT

CROWN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn clothing designer Felishia Noel is featured in four Bloomingdale’s displays based on “The Lion King,” called “Style Kingdom,” according to the New York Post. While it’s the first retail order for Noel, she has designed clothes for the likes of Gabrielle Union, Jordin Sparks and Michelle Obama. Every single one of Noel’s designs is created in her Crown Heights studio, housed in the basement of a three-story building owned by her mother. Noel has loved fashion since she was a child, and before she established her own business, she worked as an administrative assistant in the Garment District. At the age of 19, she co-founded a streetwear boutique called The Wagon in Crown Heights. 

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MAN BEATEN, ROBBED AT SUBWAY STATION

FORT GREENE — A 65-year-old man was in serious condition at a local hospital after he was robbed at the Clinton-Washington avenues station earlier this month, according to Patch. On August 1, the man was walking down the staircase to the mezzanine at the A/C subway station when two men punched him in the back of the head, causing him to fall down the staircase and become unconscious. Once the victim landed on the floor, the two perps took his backpack, which included his wallet, headphones, watch, cellphone and Bluetooth speakers. The 65-year-old man was sent to NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with

a fractured jaw, two broken ribs and a cut on the back of the head. 

TOWN HALL MAY BE COMING HERE

BAY RIDGE — City Councilmembers Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst-Dyker Heights) and Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria-Woodside-Jackson Heights) have asked CNN to host its their Sept. 4 climate town hall in either Brooklyn or Queens. They said at a rally on the steps of City Hall that Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination should have to make their case before communities that are most at risk because of the effects of climate change in the coming decades. “Let’s get them to Coney Island or the Rockaways or someplace else besides Manhattan, where these kind of events usually happen,” said Brannan.

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WILLIAMSBURG — At least three unprovoked attacks on Brooklyn Hasidic men took place Monday morning in Williamsburg, according to 1010 WINS. Officials said the attacks happened at three different locations near NYCHA housing developments. The men who were approached were 71, 67 and 56 years old. In each case, one suspect punched the victim, while the other two went through his pockets but didn’t take anything. The attacks took place at 80 Ross St., 626 Wythe Place and 13 Hooper St.

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Battle of Brooklyn events at Green-Wood and Old Stone House By John Alexander

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Green-Wood Cemetery, the Old Stone House and Washington Park have announced some special events to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn throughout the month of August, culminating with a reenactment of the battle at Green-Wood. The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now part of the cemetery, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration on Sunday, August 25, to honor all those who defended the young republic, with parades, cannon fire, horses and reenactments of the battle. It all starts at 11 a.m. with a trolley tour that visits Revolutionary War sites hosted by author and historian Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. Visitors can witness life on the battlefield, and meet soldiers, their horses and famous colonial Americans. Historic re-enactors will demonstrate revolutionary weapons and tactics. Author Christopher Formant will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn,” at noon. The Battle of Brooklyn Parade takes place at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can follow the Revolutionary regiment and march to Battle Hill with the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The event concludes at 1:15 p.m. with a commemoration ceremony honoring the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn on Battle Hill overlooking New York Harbor. The events are free, except for the trolley tour. The Old Stone House & Washington Park have also announced some special events and exhibits to commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, America’s opening

chapter in its drive for independence. “As always, we are hosting a variety of events during Battle Week that explore both the historic impact of the battle and why it’s relevant today,” Kim Maier, executive director of the Old Stone House, told this newspaper. The popular Park Slope destination will host a series of celebratory events that will run through October. Both adults and children can learn about Brooklyn’s rich and entertaining history. Thursday, August 15, is the opening of ‘No More Water,’ a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House featuring work by Tahir Carl Karmali and Justin Sterling and curated by Katherine Gressel. The exhibit is from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be on view through October 12. From Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25, there will be a display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history at the Green-Wood Cemetery on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. On Sunday, August 18, from noon to 2 p.m. the Old Stone House & Washington Park in partnership with the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post will host the Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony. The Battle of Brooklyn neighborhood walk will take place Tuesday, August 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s led by Old Stone House board member and Hunter College Archaeology Professor William Parry. Those interested are asked to wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. The cost is $12, which includes light refreshments. On Wednesday, August 21, the Gowanus Dredgers will host a “Battle Paddle” event. Guests can join the Dredgers for a canoe tour of the canal’s famous Battle of Brooklyn escape route. The Prison Ships Martyrs Memorial Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. at Fort Greene Park. The event is coordinated by the Society of Old Brooklynites, the American Merchant Marine Association and

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A scene from last year’s commemoration events. the Navy Armed Guard. On Saturday, August 24, the Battle of Brooklyn Bike Tour runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the Old Stone House and ending at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk follows from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and begins at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. It’s led by the Old Stone House’s William Parry. The cost is $12 and includes light refreshments. The Brooklyn Historical Society presents “A Founding Martyr: Dr. Joseph Warren and the Early American Revolution,” a talk with historian Christian De Spana on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont Street. General

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admission is $10, and for BHS members $5. The Old Stone House also offers the ongoing “Witness to War,” a permanent exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It is especially important to remember and continue to raise civic awareness of these early historical events during the America Revolution,” said Ted General, first vice president of the Society of Old Brooklynites. “We must never forget the story of the brave colonial militiamen from the State of Maryland, known as the Maryland 400s, who came here to help us to defend and gain our freedom from Great Britain.”

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I’m thoroughly charmed by the new public green space at NYC Ferry’s South Williamsburg stop. Big fat flowers are to blame. They are bright red and big as dinner plates. Two flower beds in the waterfront mini-park are planted with the Instagram-worthy hibiscus blossoms. The recently opened green space belongs to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s company, which has just constructed three gleaming glass-clad apartment buildings right beside the mini-park. I’ll tell you more about these towers at 420 Kent Ave. in a minute. But first, a word of explanation. Spaces that afford public access to North Brooklyn’s formerly industrial waterfront are opening up in dribs and drabs.

In many instances, developers construct the new waterfront green spaces and pay to maintain them. This was a requirement of the 2005 rezoning of shoreline Greenpoint and Williamsburg for high-rise residential development. I recently posted pictures of newly constructed Greenpoint shoreline public spaces. On the Williamsburg end of the waterfront, there are two new mini-parks — one at the neighborhood’s South Ferry Landing, the other at the North Ferry Landing.

POSIES AND A PERGOLA AT 420 KENT AVE. When you take the DUMBO-to-Greenpoint ferry, the first stop is South Williamsburg. Long before the ferry arrives at the dock, you’ll get

The scene’s so serene on the promenade behind Spitzer Enterprises’ new South Williamsburg towers. an eyeful of Spitzer Enterprises’ three new Kent Avenue rental-apartment towers. When you land at the South Williamsburg ferry stop, you turn left and there’s the newly opened green space.

It features a 400-foot promenade along the East River. Walk with me to the end of it that’s closest to the Williamsburg Bridge, because that’s where you’ll find the eye-catching hibiscus flowers I mentioned. Other plantings include beautiful grasses, shrubs and trees. Small green lawns are placed here and there. There’s also a pergola in this new public space. Tables and chairs are placed beneath it in case you want to bring a laptop and pretend to do some work while watching boats churn up and down the river.

ODA NEW YORK DESIGNED THESE TOWERS Architecture firm ODA New York designed Spitzer Enterprises’ Kent Avenue towers. They look like glass boxes stacked on top of one another. On sunny days, the glass reflects blue skies and white clouds. Spitzer — aka the Luv Guv — resigned as our state’s governor in March 2008 after he was identified as Client 9 in an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP. The disgraced politician has since built a new career for himself at his family’s real estate firm. The Kent Avenue buildings, which are all 22 stories tall, have a total of 857 apartments, 20 percent of them affordable. There’s lots of seating along the Kent Avenue complex’s promenade. The day of my visit, I plunked myself down and watched ominous clouds roll over Manhattan. It was a great vantage point for watching dramatic weather.

A MIX OF MARKET-RATE AND AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS Citi Habitats New Developments is handling the leasing for the market-rate apartments,

which started in January for the first of the buildings, 416 Kent Ave. When I checked the complex’s website the other day, the asking rents for available apartments ranged from $2,599 per month for a studio to $5,830 per month for a two-bedroom unit. The process of selecting tenants for the Kent Avenue buildings’ affordable units started last year. In June 2018, the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued a call for applications for 65 affordable apartments at 416 Kent Ave. for tenants with three different income levels. For tenants with 40 percent of area median income, or AMI, there were $565-per-month

studios for individuals with annual incomes as low as $21,247 and one-bedroom apartments priced at $607 per month for two people with a combined annual income as low as $22,766, an online flyer indicates. The other income levels were 60 percent of AMI and 130 percent of AMI. The priciest apartments for tenants in the latter category were $2,733-permonth, two-bedroom apartments for families of four with a combined annual income as high as $135,590. Website 6sqft published a story about the affordablehousing lottery and a link to the city’s instructions for how to apply for it.

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Williamsburg ferry landings — Continued from page 12INB — A lottery announced in March 2019 was for 121 affordable units at 420 Kent Ave., all of them for tenants with incomes at 60 percent of AMI. The apartments ranged from $867-per-month studios to $1,123-per-month two-bedroom units. Qualifying annual incomes for the 121 apartments were between $31,680 for an individual to a combined $64,020 for a four-person family, online materials posted by the city indicate. Website 6sqft also published a story about this lottery as well as a link to city info about it.

TRANQUIL NEW GREEN SPACE AT NORTH WILLIAMSBURG’S FERRY LANDING As hard as it is to leave the hibiscus gardens, you really should see the new green space at NYC Ferry’s North Williamsburg landing, too. You can hop on a Greenpoint-bound ferry and get there in just a couple minutes. But it’s more fun to walk up Kent Avenue and see all kinds of great buildings as you stroll. If you duck into the OddFellows scoop shop along the way, the olive oil ice cream is really good, in case you were wondering. Anyway. Turn onto North 6th Street and you’ll wind up at the ferry service’s North Williamsburg location. There have been public spaces behind various buildings here for several years. But the green space behind the apartment tower furthest from the ferry dock is brand new.

This is a top-to-bottom look at Spitzer Enterprises’ glass towers.

INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan

LEFT: The jetty behind Level BK affords a view of the iconic Empire State Building. RIGHT: Welcome to the South Williamsburg Ferry Landing, where flower beds full of hibiscus flowers will brighten your day. The building’s name is Level BK and its address is 2 North 6th Place. An unusual feature of the green space behind Level BK is a gently sloping jetty covered with artificial turf that’s weirdly satisfying to walk on. The artificial turf extends onto terra firma along the side of the Level BK building. The views of the Manhattan skyline from the jetty and the green space’s shoreline areas are iconic — with the Empire State Building as the star of the show.

AN APARTMENT PRICED AT MORE THAN $8,000 PER MONTH The plantings in the new green space include trees, shrubs and bee-friendly flowers.

The place had a mellow, low-key vibe when I was there the other day. People walked small dogs. Folks sat and read or watched sea planes buzzing above the East River. Douglaston Development built Level BK, which is 40 stories tall and has 554 apartments, all of them market-rate. Architecture firm Stephen B. Jacobs Group designed it. The building’s most outstanding feature is a swimming pool on the ninth floor with glass-paneled walls that can be removed when the weather’s nice. I saw the pool and its jaw-dropping views when I toured the property in late 2017. But back to the present. Several Level BK apartments have been leased this month, a posting on StreetEasy.com indicates.

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ON AUG. 15, 1910, the Eagle reported, “The death of Florence Nightingale, at the age of ninety, renews emphasis upon one of the great heroisms of history. During the half century since Miss Nightingale concluded her work for the British soldiers in the Crimea, she has been one of the world’s loved and honored figures, her fame growing through her life of retirement until three years ago King Edward had a statute changed so that she might be invested with the Order of Merit, and a year later the freedom of the City of London was formally conferred upon her, although she was too feeble to attend the ceremony ‌ The success of Miss Nightingale and her thirty-four women nurses in the Crimea is known the world over; it is one of those stories which our love for heroism will not let die. But the consequences of that work in after years have been of even greater value.â€? ď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ť ON AUG. 15, 1914, the Eagle reported, “The Canal Zone celebrated today the opening of the Panama Canal. The festivities, however, were but local and suggested little of the international significance of the event. With the official Panama celebration set for next spring, even the United States was not officially represented today except by the men who have long been in the Canal Zone. The steamship Ancon, owned by the United States War Department and leased to the Panama Railroad for service in the New York-Colon trade, was chosen as the first big vessel to be put through signalizing the opening of the canal to all ships up to 10,000 tons register.â€? ď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ť ON AUG. 15, 1944, the Eagle reported, “London (U.P.) — Weapons and fresh supplies of ammunition have been rushed into Warsaw to an underground army of 25,000 or more Polish Patriots, and fierce fighting between the Patriots and German armored forces is continuing inside the beleaguered capital, Polish Government sources said today. There was no immediate indication as to how the supplies were brought into Warsaw, but Polish spokesmen in London said they arrived at the 11th hour just as the Germans launched a powerful counter-offensive to clear the Patriot riflemen from the streets.â€? ď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ť ON AUG. 15, 1945, the Eagle reported, “Guam (U.P.) — Two tremendous torpedo explosions sank the heavy cruiser Indianapolis July 30 and caused 1,196 casualties — every man aboard the ship — while she was bound for Guam to Leyte, survivors reported today. The navy announced that 880 of the casualties were killed or missing in one of the worst U.S. naval disasters of war or peacetime history. The other 316 casualties were wounded. The 9,950ton cruiser was sunk shortly after delivering essential atomic bomb material to Guam. Survivors said they watched some 200 of their shipmates perish after five days of helplessness threshing in the sea. Many of the men went mad from drinking sea water before the group was sighted by search planes 280 miles north of Peleliu.â€? ď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ť ON AUG. 15, 1948, the Eagle reported, “Babe Ruth was ‘still critical’ last night. The greatest of the great baseball men fought on for his life in a bed of Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, on E. 68th St., Manhattan ‌ Shortly before 11 p.m., Father Thomas H. Kaufman of St. Catherine’s parish, directly across the street from the hospital, visited Ruth and applied a relic of Mother [Frances Xavier] Cabrini to Ruth’s throat. Ruth still had his usual smile as he kissed the relic, the priest reported. Mother Cabrini was the first American to be canonized a saint in the Catholic church. The relic was brought to this country from Rome only two days ago, although not specifically for Ruth.â€?

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many years. Yet somehow, the half a dozen deaths in the past four months almost 18 years later have reminded me that the pain of that day will come back to haunt me in a contemporary manner for the rest of my life. We often say “We Shall Never Forget.” The reality is that the dust, air and other toxic pollutants from that day and the months that followed will not allow us to forget. *** I’m not a conspiracy theorist, so I believe Jeffrey Epstein did commit suicide unaided in the hours following the public release of the details from earlier investigations. Having said that, an investigation of the circumstances, which would be called for

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ast week, after the U.S. men’s foil team received its gold medals at the Pan Am Games, Brooklyn’s own, Race Imboden, knelt during the national anthem. International fencing doesn’t receive much attention, but in this case it did. And that was exactly the purpose of his peaceful protest. Imboden explained he wanted to bring attention to several social issues our nation is grappling with, but regardless of whether you agree with his positions or his form of protest, nobody should question his right to express his beliefs. Such protests first garnered attention when Colin Kaepernick chose to sit out the anthem during the 2016 NFL preseason. A few games later, after talking to ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer

he began kneeling to show more respect to the military. Anyone has the right to disagree with him, but these protests have never been about disrespecting the military or America. In fact, at the height of the NFL controversy, when more than 200 players knelt together in 2017, it was in response to President Trump calling for owners to “fire” any kneeling player, whom he referred to as "that son of a bitch." They protested being told none of them could protest. U.S. code states that during the anthem people should stand with right hand over heart, but even Trump had to be nudged by his wife to raise his hand to his chest for the "Star-Spangled Banner" at a 2017 Easter event, not to mention he forgot the words while on television at

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attorney Michael Connors and his wife Beth opened their beautiful home to throw a successful and very enjoyable fundraiser for congressional candidate Nicole Malliotakis. In addition to myself, in attendance were Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairperson Fran Vella-Marrone, former State Sen. Marty Golden and his wife Colleen, New York State Assembly candidate Michael Tannousis, dozens of the Connors’ friends and many Malliotakis supporters. The Connors’ son Michael Connors III, an upand-coming professional writer, acted as master of ceremonies.

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5th Ave., 86th St. have successful BIDs — 3rd Ave. will benefit from its own

For several years, merchants and residents in much of Bay Ridge have benefited from a generous city program that creates Business Improvement Districts. Enlisting support from a broader segment of the local community, these BIDs have energized most of Fifth Avenue and 86th Street as well. Now, as many know, there’s an opportunity for Third Avenue to have its own BID, thanks to some hard work by Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, with the backing of Councilmember Justin Brannan and state Sen. Andrew Gounardes. The Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue BID and the 86th Street BID, which got underway with strong merchant support and the backing of then-state Sen. Marty Golden and thenCouncilmember Vincent Gentile, have

helped owners there gain hundreds of thousands of dollars in special grants, which are only available to thoroughfares on which leaders and property owners get together to sustain existing businesses and create an attractive climate for new entrepreneurs. At the same time, they have made their areas safer and cleaner and in a better position to find a level playing field when competing against mail-order behemoths like Amazon that – quite unfairly, most would agree – haven’t faced the same onerous tax burdens as local store owners. Considering the advantages, especially at this moment when its members will be able to market directly to thousands of potential shoppers via a cutting-edge internet program, the costs will be minimal, coming in as low as

Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe (left) and Co-Treasurer Brian Chin are at the forefront of the BID effort. ebrooklyn media/File photo by Corazon Aguirre $3 per day for some participants. There are always naysayers, especially among the uninformed and those lacking the kind of cooperative, volunteer spirit that has long defined Bay Ridge. But observers are

confident that Howe, his officers and a proactive Steering Committee will get the message across that a BID is not only a key to Third Avenue’s future, but Bay Ridge’s future as well.

One is a protected bike lane … the other is an invitation to serious injury or worse

At left is a true protected bike lane on Seventh Avenue near 68th Street. At right is a shared use sign one block away at Sixth Avenue, which nominally invites bikers to share the road with cars and trucks of all sizes. It will be expensive and politically challenging for city leaders to restrict bikers to concrete/steel fenced-in routes, but the misguided efforts of some to pretend that painted bike lanes – which confuse bikers and motorists alike – will save bikers‘ lives do little except to irritate motorists and homeowners who do not want the city to continue to crisscross all streets with cheaper and more hazardous bike lanes. As though there isn’t enough proof that bikers are unsafe in any painted line, brooklynreporter.com noted that “the 14th cyclist of the year to be struck and killed in Brooklyn died last Sunday, police said. The cyclist, 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz, is the 19th to die citywide in 2019. The Midwood crash comes during a spike in cyclist deaths in 2019, specifically concentrated in Brooklyn, where more than 70 percent of the riders this year have been killed.” While some biking enthusiasts, pushed on by a lobbying group called Transportation Alternatives, claim that painted-on bike lanes — composed of little more than directions and symbols — are the answer, this incident raises a point that bikers and TA would prefer to avoid: Some streets are just too dangerous for bikers to be riding on and perhaps it’s time for the city to construct designated bike lanes that would enable bikers to avoid hazardous high auto and truck traffic routes. ebrooklyn media/Photos by Charles Otey


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Avenue. The prominent dinner was Third hostyou with these things. lutionary War, and Scouts, and sinceFarkouh, he Ridge United Methodist Church Hamilton High Avenue. TheAlice dinner waswas host-a •••School. ed by Dr. in commemoration I can also be hapattorney forFHHS Major (aka the Green Church). edformer by Dr. Alice of Farkouh, Michael ••• Connors, the past principal Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow of the 243rd pily by myself for League Baseball, a few * *anni* Michael Connors, the past principal of FHHS founding partner and and the current president Panela needs a loving home. versary of the Battle long periods, but I hits, runs and strikes. What an absolute terriffounding of partner and ofand the current president president the Connors the Alumni Association. ebrooklyn media/Photo by Ted of Brooklyn. 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His unique methods mander of theyear, Catholic War Veterans. Last Connors ebrooklyn media/Photo courtesy of Anthony Formica of the 149-foot tall Prison signpost. GreeneHowever, Park with cats, dogs children. would esdiscussing his new role Kane grew up on 88th a calm behaviorist atsaved a cat’sfrom worst! His to unique method work. Many catsand are a trip aI kill shelter. Veterans.the Last“Veteran year, Connors received of dress. Ship Martyrs Monument, CERT10/11 Team members meet the city’s new Emergency Management pecially enjoy being the only cat in the house. That as vice president of borstreet near Colonial Roadfor the work. Many cats biting are saved a trip a kill shelter Hissing, spitting, catsfrom make eyetocontact with received the “Veteran dress. Year” Award from of We tagged along at the top of the hill in Fort many are still unaware Commissioner Deanne Criswell Emergency Response Team would beand my preference. ough promotion and enwas formally dedicated Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, trust and hope begin... the New Year” Award from We tagged alongthat BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ York State the grand procession Greene Park. offor this the sacred site in Fort intake, the city “I am an easy cat to asandI was amfounded meticulousgagement for NYC and Tom Kane Way and was Photos by Ted General Jackson, and trust and hope begin... the New York State theUnder grand that of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeGreenedivision Park, which is the thisprocession towering maritime piping ceremony, by NYChome, Councilmemly clean. I am looking forformer a we new a life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding HEY JUDE: “Even though liveSen.) together, we do division of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeThe Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of largest American Revolumonument in a large crypt National Anthem, Invocaber (later State Marty friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you like to come The event is open Gerard Sauer, the pastor of the new sign. HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, weold. do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years The Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of Chapter is holdfallen soldiers from both sides tionary burial ground in are entombed the actual tion, TAPS, eight slow bells,into Golden, had members at eyes, and meet me? Look my stunning yellow to the public. Reservations St. Mel's Church, a former asnotwill have toscratch be adopted together. Wefurniture. are years old We not your Hi, I am Chapter is holdsoldiers from sides ing its sailors, annual offallen the conflict. As weboth trekked the nation. remains of 11,500 patriots, More National Night Outnine in the operatic selections by or thedamage and I’llacapture your loving heart. This could be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. We will not scratch or damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to ing its annual ofAmerica’s the conflict. AsPOW’s. we trekked dinner dance on through thefirst pathways, there Martha Cardona Opera soldiers and citizens died in 62 Precinct and the 68. Bill start of aa sweet, new and friendship. I my am purrfect for you. Ito a full sit-down dinner. Contact Patrick's Church and athere personal Raven, little girl who is half Siamese. I love be affectionate, play with toys; you would think dinner dance on through the pathways, Thursday evewere re-enactors Theyuniformed were incarcerated Company, interpretive British jails and on prison Vitale is the current team am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. be affectionate, and with mythe toys; you would think Idance was a kitten. I Dancers will play give chief. you all love and attention Thursday uniformed re-enactors ning, June 2,eveat --were soldiers standing guard, aboard decrepit British ships than in all the battles by the Young Please contact cats@zanisfurryfriends.org. 3165 or send him a check payable to the A host of dignitaries were on hand to join I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we ning, June 2, at -soldiers standing guard, prison ships in Brooklyn’s * * * of the American Revolution. in Repertory and a wreath 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers perSociety of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine AveKane's family, friends and associates on this you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe 7:30 p.m., at the musicians and singers perWallabout Bay. As a result The New York City Fire laying. Society Second Vice On August 16th, we’ll Polonaise Terrace, forming Civil War songs. *** to keep nue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. auspicious occasion. City Councilmember are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able us. I hope to join of the horrific conditions Department Ceremonial be returning to the site of President Michael Spinner Polonaise Terrace, forming Civildrew War thousands songs. 150 Greenpoint The event Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profi *** Vinnie Gentile -- who ensured fulland Counallergies and is no longer able tobe keep us. I hope ttoorjoin your loving family. will not disappointed…Hello Honor the Guard FDNY the 1969 Woodstock Music aboard these dungeon-like will emcee the event. ToYou help 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs, ganization committed to rescuing companion aniFormer Science Assistant Principal and a cil approved the co-naming, wrote in the proyour loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I Bagpipers will participate thousands perished raise public awareness of and Art Fair in the Town of Avenue. ofvessels, relatives, Civil War buffs, This year, the group amateur historians and mals from New York City shelters where, unfortupast Bay Ridge Community Council Presigram, "A lifelong Bay Ridge resident, Tom's there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am Bethel for the 50th anniverand were tossed overboard in the opening ceremonies. this historic site and event, Thisbe year, the group amateur historians and will honoring its genealogists, local residents nately, they are at play signifi cant risk euthanasia dent, Tom tremendous contributions and achievements love to snuggle with my toys,for act sillymommy, and am great with people. Please call our or buried in very Welcome remarks be of-Commander we urge all toanimals attend.up,and sary celebratory concert, will bewillhonoring its Greene was back at Denyse Wharf genealogists, local residents National and hundreds ofshallow out-ofdue to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping and the adjoining small beach under the left an indelible mark on the community he great with animals and people. Please call our mommy graves along the sandy * * * Broadhead, Stephanie 732-864-5990.” this time with Ringo Starr the and hundreds of out-of-fered by GeorgeNational FredCommander Schwally, towners. According animals they save, creates space at shadow of the Bridge for loved so Stephanie 732-864-5990.” dunes of much." theAccording bay. president of the society, and Maryland 400Verrazano-Narrows historic marker at the Michael CERT Team 10/11, whichtheir andrescue Santana as major Fred Schwally, towners. New York State to cemetery histhe shelter—thus giving another shelter cat old, or his group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Close friend Frankie Marra sang and was the first Community unfortunately, the program will includeNew aCommander Rawley Jr. American Legion Post on 9th Street JASPER, DARWIN, AND headliners. VESTA – three year York State to Today, cemetery historian, author

dog an opportunity to AND await aaffectionate chance– for adoption Cleanup. he was joined played "Forever JASPER, DARWIN, three year old spayed, neutered with shots,VESTA cats need torian, author Young" by Bob Dylan. Kane Commander J o h This n year, and attorney the Principal of by 75 high or rescue and thereby potentially saving yetThese anschool and grade school volunteers. was a big, big Dylan fan! spayed, withaction shots,against affectionate cats need new homeneutered due to legal a tenant. JKeyes o handn the theA.Principal of Jand e f fattorney rey Fantis parochial school other life. loving Greene continues to Fantis press efforts to school estab*** new home due tocats, legalwhich action against tenant. wonderful, are loved, aare white These with Keyespast and Jeffrey theSchermerhorn A. parochial the Richman, on Street in The group’s mission is to would help you find the perfect lish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at Among the marching groups in the recent wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two love to go to a good the past Richman, on Schermerhorn Street in National Downtown Brooklyn. 4,600 Civil furry companion forand your family and to help every the site. He is also currently a professor at 147th annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Pasome black or gray, two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as National 4,600 Civil Downtown Brooklyn. Chaplain, War vetAmong the attendees were animal they rescue find the forever home it deserves. Kingsborough College. rade was the Society of Old Brookynites. The home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued a kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big War vetattendees were FChaplain, a t h e r twoAmong erans are past the FHHS Assistant The group’s foster home network allows itTroyens44@ to become Maria Makrinos, the new president of the civic organization has been marching in evkittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back. Contact F a t h e r Principals erans are two pastDavid FHHS Assistant Anthony buried in Whitebook fully withvery each of back. the available cats and Hamilton and High School Alumni Associaery Brooklyn couchfamiliar potato and laid Contact Troyens44@ yahoo.com. Anthony buried in Memorial Day Parade since its Fort Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, Tom Greene. Both are dogs and helps ensure the best possible match with ver the1880. years, my office has received Street, between Cropsey Avenue and insensitive to the for effects ofyahoo.com. their fail- to oversee their subordinates and take aption, stopped, bringing free doughnuts founding Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are Tickets are by making it inthe former presidents of Both the Bay adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends is a memwhich the city ure to provide prompt, effective actions in speeding up response all volunteers. “Hi, I’m Tali,propriate a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search are Ridge making numerous it Civil the complaints about many Shore Parkway formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bay $75Tickets perthe person. largest ber of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New Hope different issues concerning the tagged for service repair last services have upon the peotime and work quality to make quality of Partner * * * “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years cat old but still $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Community Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a ple and families they are quality of life in our community. Our office November and remains life issues the main priority and not wait with the Animal Care & Control of New York City. The Kings County Republican Party is of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but stil have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarmandated the present; to serve. These sees some 5000 in-person visits each year, darkened toholding until a tragedy or adverse press forces There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Every Sunday at its 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and have a lotyour of spunk left. up, I’mI strictly anI only indoor cat won’tquite scratch furniture promise. have Congressmember Michael the north, Pennsylvania. even surpassing Grimm trustee and scholarwill be to the guest Gettysburg, s h i p give Ipeople respond agencies the not counting those received by telephone, or the failure action. Petco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, between East 86th Dinner on Sunday, June 22, from noon to 3 I won’t scratch yourbeen furniture I promise. have back claws. I have livingup, with my momI only all these Grimm will be the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h i p speaker at the next meeting Also as part of the comrequests just do 87th email and letters. High on the list of such to reasonable city government must stop wasting and East Streets in Manhattan from 12:30p.m., at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island.impression Among they back claws. have been living withbaby my is mom all these years, but nowIThe there is a toddler. The sweet, but I speaker at the next meeting Also as part of the comof St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on memoration there were complaints are potholes, street lights and for a traffic light at Benson guests will be Westchester not Councare about people beingHope taxpayers’ money on repeated, unneces5:30pm. to see you soon. the honored years, there is afingers toddler. Thegrab babymy is sweet, but am not but usednow to pinching that tail. I need of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on memoration there were Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union and 25th Street Rob Astorino, the state street conditions which have not been Avenue and Bay mugged or raped or serious- sary, inadequate repairs and do it right ty Executive GOP’s not where used toI pinching fingers that grab my tail. need aam space can be the queen. Can you find a Iplace Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union and in the club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors who resolved in a timely manner. which resulted in a threely injured due to darkened the first time. Until this happens, contact ***queen. candidate for governor. a space where I can be the 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 gym-killed, pitched tentsweeks, nearI have thebeen main streets, or bikers, pedestrians In recent interviewed year-old being tragically my office at 155 Kings Highway HEY JUDE...WOOF WOOF: “I am between 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 tents near the main nasium at 97th Street and gate, on both Sunday and and drivers being victims by the news media on a number of issues, and the lack of traffic lights along West half-Pointer-mix, 12th and West 13th Streets, telephone give up my two 10-month-old pups. the Year.” Other honorees include former Kim 718-344-9697 nasium atresidential 97th of Street and gate, on both Sundaystepand in Fourth Avenue. Memorial Day. While due toand(718) including the dangerous defects the the West streets, BY WILLIAM COLTON of terrible accidents 236-1598. Itowill continue to serve Sabrina Tyson love play ball and run around. GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy PURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties Fourthespecially Avenue. Memorial While •••along ping along Day. inatthe nighttime dangerous road Both conditions. crosswalks 86th Street stepand Bay ParkAvenue S and thousands of constituents pressuring the pupsadopted love people, are lap dogs, love to sit with as “Counselor of the Year,” past City CounPURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kittie have been into loving homes. ••• ping along in the nighttime MoreAvenue news from St. procession, came across way; streetwe lamps such as the one at Bay T leading to numerous All of these couldyou. be avoided city to fulfill their mission of maintaining Sabrina gives kisses but homes. sometimes gives a litcil candidate and President of the Brooklyn have been adopted into loving Moretragic news from procession, we came across On Sunday, June St. 5, Susan Pulaski, a former 16 Street between Cropsey AvenuePatrick’s. and accidents. if bureaucrats would quickly take citykisses. services She and meeting tle proper love biteproper before hates their the vacuum Youngconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5,well as many Susan Pulaski, a former after a 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge All of these examples, as responsibilities to the residents of Shore Parkway whose pole was removed actions. and barks at it. Tyson loves people, lovesNew to play and Republican of the Year,” plus the following laafter a 2 p.m. special concert president of the Bay Ridge in St. Patrick’s Church, there Historical Society and a comc h a i r for over 8 months, or the one on Bay 17th others, show the city bureaucracies are I call upon all borough commissioners York City. 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 Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveiling mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait ofand the dedilateHall,Brothers Board pleased Memorial 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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here is arguably no one who knows Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge better than Fran Vella-Marrone. For over 35 years, she’s been a leader in the Dyker Heights community and is the longest-serving president of the Dyker Heights Civic Association. Vella-Marrone has also been a political activist, neighborhood advocate and is currently the chair of the Brooklyn Conservative Party. Vella-Marrone is a graduate of St. Patrick Catholic Academy and Bishop Kearney High School. She received her Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University and is a senior paralegal at Connors and Sullivan Attorneys at Law. Recently, Vella-Marrone served as deputy chief of staff and Brooklyn district director for former U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan. Vella-Marrone is also a member of the Cathedral Club, the 68th Precinct Community Council, is a delegate to the Bay Ridge

Community Council and vice-president of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance. She has received numerous awards for her community service. Vella-Marrone took the time to talk with the Spectator about her role as chair of the Brooklyn Conservative Party. Spectator: Please tell me about the Brooklyn Conservative Party and the role you play. Vella-Marrone: The New York State Conservative Party was formed in 1962. It garners the third highest vote statewide and as such we are number three in ballot positioning. The Brooklyn Conservative Party is a county organization within the NYS Conservative Party. We are a legal party organization that runs candidates for public office in Brooklyn that appear on the ballot for election. I am the chairwoman of the Brooklyn Conservative Party and as such I lead the county organization. Spectator: Have you always been a conservative and, if so, what is it about conservatism that resonated with you?

Vella-Marrone: I have always been conservative in philosophy and have always been registered in the Conservative Party. I am pro-life. I support our law enforcement, military and veterans. I believe in the Constitution and the liberty and freedom that it gives us. However, I also believe that with this freedom there must also be individual responsibly. I believe in smaller government, low taxes and capitalism. These are conservative principles that resonate with me. Spectator: Who are some of the people who inspired and influenced your political aspirations? Vella-Marrone: I would have to say that some of the leaders in the Conservative Party served to influence my political career such as (former Brooklyn and New York State Conservative Party Chair) Mike Long and (former Brooklyn Conservative Party Chair and current New York State Party Chair) Jerry Kassar, as well as others throughout the years. I knew at a young age that I wanted to be involved in politics and have an impact

on government. I became involved with the right organization and people that supported me and promoted my aspirations. Spectator: Could you please explain the difference between a conservative and a Republican? Vella-Marrone: The Conservative Party is both a political party as well an ideology and movement. We support the candidate with the most conservative platform and views. Identifying as a conservative goes beyond the party label. Spectator: You worked on campaigns for conservatives in the past, including Dan Donovan’s. Could you please talk about that? Vella-Marrone: I have worked on many campaigns both statewide and local in many capacities throughout my political career. I have played both supportive and lead roles. In all cases, the goal is to get the candidate or candidates elected. As a party leader, I am usually dealing with more than one campaign and I am involved in the strategy, organization and direction of the campaign, providing advice, manpower and funds. My

role as a party leader is to help develop the campaigns, guide the candidates and provide support, as well as promote the party and conservative ideals. Spectator: How closely do you work with New York State Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar, and what have you learned from him? Vella-Marrone: I serve as the Treasurer of the New York State Conservative Party. As such, I play a large part in the state party. I work very closely with Chairman Jerry Kassar and have done so throughout my almost 40 years of involvement in the party. Jerry was part of the small group of people I first met in the Conservative Party. Jerry is my immediate predecessor in the Brooklyn Conservative Party and I was fortunate enough to serve as his vice chair for many years. He has a wealth of knowledge that he has imparted to me and continues to provide me with guidance and support. Spectator: Other than Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican and Conservative Parties

are clearly lacking female voices in Brooklyn. You have had some key appointments during your decades-long career. Do you have any aspirations to run for any elected office in the future? Vella-Marrone: It is my understanding that I am the first woman to be elected county chair of any political party in Brooklyn and I believe that I am presently the only woman serving as chair of a political party in Brooklyn. My focus is on electing good conservatives to office whether they are female or male. Assemblywoman Malliotakis is a prime example of this. She has run for office on the Conservative Party line in each of her elections to the NY State Assembly and I wholeheartedly support her candidacy for Congress. I encourage more conservative-oriented women to run for office and I will be happy to support them in their efforts. As for my aspirations, I never say never. If the right opportunity should present itself and the people will have me, I would be honored to serve my community in elected office.


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT -OF- CIVIL ACTION NO.: 19-CV-2724 CONSTANTINOS CHARIDEMOU, AS OWNER OF A 1994, 33FOOT SEA RAY RECREATIONAL VESSEL, FOR EXONERATION FROM OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, PETITIONER. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT CONSTANTINOS CHARIDEMOU, AS OWNER OF A 1994, 33-FOOT SEA RAY RECREATIONAL VESSEL, PURSUANT TO 46 U.S.C. SEC. SEC. 30501 ET SEQ., INVOLVING ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME CLAIMS WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 9(H) OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND RULE F OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES FOR ADMIRALTY OR MARITIME CLAIMS AND ASSET FORFEITURE ACTIONS OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, CONCERNING ANY CLAIMS FOR LOSS, DAMAGE AND/OR INJURY ARISING OR RESULTING FROM AN ALLEGED INCIDENT, WHICH IS CLAIMED TO HAVE OCCURRED ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 17, 2017, WHILE PETITIONER’S VESSEL WAS AT A MARINA SITUATED ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT; AND PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT ALL PERSONS, FIRMS, ENTITIES OR CORPORATIONS, HAVING ANY CLAIM OR SUIT AGAINST THE PETITIONER’S OR HIS VESSEL ARISING OR RESULTING FROM THE ALLEGED INCIDENT MUST FILE A CLAIM AS PROVIDED IN RULE F OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES FOR ADMIRALTY OR MARITIME CLAIMS AND ASSET FORFEITURE ACTIONS OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT, AT THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 225 CADMAN PLAZA EAST, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, AND MUST DELIVER OR MAIL TO THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER, JAMES E. MERCANTE, ESQ., RUBIN, FIORELLA, FRIEDMAN & MERCANTE LLP, 630 THIRD AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017, A COPY ON OR BEFORE THE 30TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2019 OR BE DEFAULTED. PERSONAL ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED. FURTHER, ANY CLAIMANT DESIRING TO CONTEST PETITIONER’S RIGHT EITHER TO EXONERATION FROM OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL FILE AN ANSWER TO THE COMPLAINT ON OR BEFORE THE AFORESAID DATE AS REQUIRED BY SUPPLEMENTAL RULE F OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES FOR ADMIRALTY OR MARITIME CLAIMS AND ASSET FORFEITURE ACTIONS OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, AND DELIVER OR MAIL A COPY TO THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER, OR BE DEFAULTED. DATED: JUNE 6, 2019 #171297

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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF AGAINST SARA DAHAN, AS ADMINISTRATRIX AND HEIR-AT-LAW OF THE ESTATE OF SHLOMO DAHAN A/K/A SHLOMO DEHAN, DECEASED, AND AS ADMINISTRATRIX AND HEIR-ATLAW OF THE ESTATE OF HAREL DAHAN A/K/A HAREL SHALOM DAHAN, DECEASED HEIR-AT-LAW TO THE ESTATE OF SHLOMO DAHAN A/K/A SHLOMO DEHAN, DECEASED, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S) FEIN, SUCH & CRANE, LLP, 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1800, ROCHESTER, NY 14614 ATTORNEY (S) FOR PLAINTIFF (S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED OCTOBER 30, 2017, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 1254 EAST 73RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234. BLOCK 8359 LOT 61. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $353,581.36 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 14463/11. GREGORY CERCHIONE, ESQ., REFEREE QIBNC054 #172521

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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4XS, PLAINTIFF AGAINST VIKTOR SEMERIK, 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 JUNE 30, 2017, 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 SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 4531 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11235. BLOCK 7441 LOT 101. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE, OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $513,029.23 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 13046/12. SOL NEEDLE, ESQ., REFEREE CHJNC505 #172522

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DANT(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 SEPTEMBER 12, 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. GREGORY LASPINA, ESQ., REFEREE KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 360 LEXINGTON AVENUE, SUITE 1200, NEW YORK, NY 10017

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS 3052 BRIGHTON 1ST STREET II LLC, PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- 3052 BRIGHTON FIRST LLC, ET AL DEFEN-

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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF AGAINST ALBERT BENARROCH A/K/A ALBERT BENARROCHE; ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 10/24/2018 AND ENTERED ON 12/18/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 717 EASTERN PARKWAY, 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: 1264, LOT: 71. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $1,048,910.31 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 018225/2009. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. STEVEN H. RICHMAN, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #172471

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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 PA-

TRICIA 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 SEPTEMBER 12, 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. DOMINICK J. MINGIONE, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #172472

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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SHL1, PLAINTIFF AGAINST BRIERLEY COLLYMORE; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED APRIL 13, 2017 I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 9800 AVENUE L, BROOKLYN, NY 11236. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NY, BLOCK 8263 LOT 39. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $643,391.35 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX# 15302/12. MARK LONGO, ESQ., REFEREE SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR THE PLAINTIFF 175 MILE CROSSING BOULEVARD ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14624 (877) 430-4792 DATED: JULY 29, 2019 64811 #172638

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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ANA FERNANDEZ, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOS URE AND SALE DULY DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2018 I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, ON SEP-

TEMBER 19, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 1261 HANCOCK STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11221. 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 3391, LOT 54. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $652,440.55 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT FOR INDEX# 32011/09. DOMINICK J. MINGIONE, ESQ., REFEREE GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 #172684

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SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY, DAVID AMRUSI VS. SECOND CHOICE LLC, DAVID VAKNIN, DAVID BUCHNIK, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU AND NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD INDEX #507535/2013. PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED NOVEMBER 29, 2018 AND ENTERED DECEMBER 18, 2018, AND THE ORDER OF THE COURT DATED JULY 16, 2019 AND ENTERED ON JULY 22, 2019 I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 2:30 PM IN ROOM 224 AT THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 666 UTICA AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11203 DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAP FOR THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY OF NEW YORK AS SECTION 15, BLOCK 4617, LOTS 23 AND 26 AS SAID TAX MAP WAS LAID OUT ON MAY 19TH, 1952 AND NOW DESIGNATED AS LOT 23. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $1,458,727.30, PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. THIS IS A FIRST MORTGAGE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. STEVEN H. RICHMAN, ESQ. REFEREE. SIRI & GLIMSTAD, LLP 200 PARK AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY. 10166; 212-532-1091. #172833

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SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON ON TRUSTEE FOR THE CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1, PLTF. VS. LAVERN DANIEL, ET AL, DEFTS. INDEX #11501/11. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED MAY 15, 2017, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS ST., BROOKLYN, NY ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREM. K/A 4510 CLARENDON ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY A/K/A BLOCK 4962, LOT 4. SAID PROPERTY BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF CLARENDON RD., DISTANT 60 FT. EASTERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF CLARENDON ROAD WITH THE EASTERLY SIDE OF EAST 45TH ST., BEING A PLOT 100 FT. X 20 FT. APPROX. AMT. OF JUDGMENT IS $507,844.12 PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. SOLD SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION. COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. SOL NEEDLE, REFEREE. COHN & ROTH, ATTYS. FOR PLTF., 100 EAST OLD COUNTRY RD., MINEOLA, NY. #97486 #172837

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR ENCORE CREDIT RECEIVABLE TRUST 2005-3, PLAINTIFF(S), AGAINST ORLANDO MCBEAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE, DULY ENTERED ON 5/14/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON 9/19/2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 347 EAST 31ST ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11226, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, AND DESIGNATED ON

THE TAX MAPS OF THE KINGS COUNTY TREASURER AS BLOCK 4948 AND LOT 68. THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF THE CURRENT JUDGMENT LIEN IS $724,854.30 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. THE PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF THE AFORESAID JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE; INDEX # 4393/2009. RANDOLPH JACKSON, ESQ., REFEREE. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 255 MERRICK ROAD, ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY 11570 DATED: 7/31/2019 FILE NUMBER: 21534 MNB #172780

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SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. CHONDRITE REO, LLC (5), PLTF. VS. 13 MARCUS GARVEY LLC, ET AL, DEFTS. INDEX #516484/17. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED FEB. 14, 2019, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS ST., BROOKLYN, NY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREM. K/A 13 MARCUS GARVEY BLVD., BROOKLYN, NY A/K/A BLOCK 1578, LOT 2. APPROX. AMT. OF JUDGMENT IS $2,435,821.50 PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. SOLD SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. SIMON SHAMOUN, REFEREE. DEUTSCH & SCHNEIDER, LLP, ATTYS. FOR PLTF., 79-37 MYRTLE AVE., GLENDALE, NY. FILE NO. SS-101 - #97496 #172748

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS PROCTOR WONG, AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN MAZZUKA, AND LUDIDA PR, INC., PLAINTIFFS, - AGAINST - EVS EQUITY GROUP LLC, EARL TIMMERMAN, 488 EAST 98TH STREET CORP., NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, DEFENDANTS. INDEX NO.: 507569/2015 AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED FEBRUARY 27, 2017 AND ENTERED ON MARCH 21, 2017 AND THE ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO CONDUCT FORECLOSURE SALE DATED JUNE 12, 2019 AND ENTERED ON JUNE 17, 2019, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201 ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES COMMONLY KNOWN AS 488 EAST 98TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11212, BLOCK 4694, LOT 78 IN KINGS COUNTY, NEW YORK, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAP OF THE CITY FOR SAID BOROUGH AS SAID TAX MAP WAS ON JANUARY 17, 1978 AS BLOCK 4694 LOT 78, KNOWN AS 488 EAST 98TH STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF EAST 98TH STREET 22 FEET NORTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF CHURCH AVENUE AND THE WESTERLY SIDE OF EAST 98TH STREET AND FROM SAID POINT; RUNNING THENCE WESTERLY 121 FEET 4 1/4 INCHES; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 34 FEET 2 3/4 INCHES; THENCE EASTERLY 41 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY 3 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY 100 FEET TO THE WESTERLY SIDE OF EAST 98TH STREET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY SIDE OF EAST 98TH STREET 25 FEET TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE, UNDER INDEX NO. 507569/2015. STEPHEN ZEITLIN, ESQ., REFEREE DATED: NEW YORK, NEW YORK JULY 11, 2019 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP BY: EUGENE P. CAIOLA, ESQ. MAXIMILIANO RINALDI, ESQ. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS PROCTOR WONG, AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN MAZZUKA AND LUDIDA PR, INC. THE GRACE BUILDING 1114 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 21ST FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10036-7703 (212) 775-8700 #172274

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ADMINISTRATOR OF THE STATE OF CLAUDETTE BRUNSON, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE DATED APRIL 19, 2018, AND ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, WHEREIN HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004IN1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES IS THE PLAINTIFF AND ASHANTI DOUGLAS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF CLAUDETTE BRUNSON, ET AL. ARE THE DEFENDANT(S). I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 2036 EAST 54TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11234: BLOCK 8545, LOT 56: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 507724/2015. JOSEPH VASILE, ESQ. - REFEREE. RAS BORISKIN, LLC 900 MERCHANTS CONCOURSE, SUITE 310, WESTBURY, NEW YORK 11590, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF.

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004-IN1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, V. ASHANTI DOUGLAS AS

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, V. KASS E.L. HARRIS, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GLADYS B. SAMUELS, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE DATED JUNE 03, 2019, AND ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, WHEREIN FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION IS THE PLAINTIFF AND KASS E.L. HARRIS, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF GLADYS B. SAMUELS, ET AL. ARE THE DEFENDANT(S). I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 948 EAST 102ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11236: BLOCK 8209, LOT 61: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 10506/2012. STEVEN H. RICHMAN, ESQ. - REFEREE. RAS BORISKIN, LLC 900 MERCHANTS CONCOURSE, SUITE 310, WESTBURY, NEW YORK 11590, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF. #172230

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER SECURITIZATION SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2005 STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-11, PLAINTIFF AGAINST CHRISTOPHER HENRY, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON JUNE 24, 2019. I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. ON THE 12TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2019 PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 586 HENDRIX STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11207. (BLOCK: 4058, LOT: 70). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 577,564.13 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 16696-08. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., REFEREE. MCCABE, WEISBERG, & CONWAY ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 145 HUGUENOT STREET - SUITE 210 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801 (914) 636-8900 #172241


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‘Ask the Lawyer’s’ Mike Connors hosts fundraiser for Nicole Malliotakis BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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ttorney and "Ask the Lawyer" radio host Mike Connors and wife Beth hosted a warm and familial dinner party at their home on Saturday, Aug. 10 in support of Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who has entered the race for the District 11 U.S. Congressional seat currently held by Max Rose. With the evening’s theme being “drain the swamp,” Beth cooked up a crowd-pleasing dinner of alligator with all the fixins. Beth explained how she came up with the idea of serving roasted alligator. “Well, I am from the South, so you always have to have a theme when you have any party,” she told this paper. “And of course, everybody’s saying if Nicole gets to Washington she will drain the swamp. So I thought, hey, I’m from Louisiana, this is great, drain the swamp. So if we’re draining the swamp then we have to have alligator and frog legs. This was the first time I’ve ever cooked an alligator,” she explained. Her one regret about the dinner was that she could not get collard greens, a southern staple, and instead

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Arlene Rutuelo, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, Michael Tannousis, Fran Vella-Marrone and Jerry Kassar.

Roasted alligator, spinach and kale for the “Drain the swamp” dinner theme. had to settle for spinach and kale. “But it was slimy enough looking that it looked like it could have come from the swamp,” she added. The Connors were delighted to host the dinner. “We enjoyed being with friends who have supported Nicole, our assemblywoman, for many years,” said Beth.

Frank Vulpi, vice president and market manager at Cumulus Media, host Mike Connors and AM970 Vice President and General Manager Jerry Crowley. “She’s done so much to help our community on the state level, especially during hard, hard times after Hurricane Sandy. I believe we need her to express our concerns and values on

the national stage. It is so important to have the right people represent you in Congress.” Malliotakis, the last standing Republican in Brooklyn, whose Assembly

district includes parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island, was grateful for the hospitality and funds raised for her candidacy. “While the incumbent congressman continues to

raise money from outside New York, I’m proud to be receiving great support from within the district and our state,” Malliotakis explained. “From restoring local and express bus service, to preserving funding for senior programs, to taking on Mayor de Blasio in the fight for fair property taxes, I’ve been a strong advocate for my constituents. That’s why community leaders and residents like the Connors are supporting my candidacy and I look forward to representing our community in Washington,” she said. Among those attending the dinner were New York State Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar, Brooklyn Conservative Party Chair Fran Vella-Marrone, former state Sen. Marty Golden and attorney Michael Tannousis, who recently announced his candidacy for Malliotakis’s Assembly seat. “I was happy to be in attendance,” Vella-Marrone told this paper. “Momentum for Nicole’s candidacy continues to build with tremendous support from within the congressional district. I am proud to ssupport her." Kassar was equally impressed with the evening gathering. “It says great things about the candidate when Beth and Mike Connors, pillars of the Bay Ridge community, open their beautiful home to raise funds for Nicole Malliotakis’s campaign for Congress.”

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