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Local firefighters Nick Alessandro and Timothy Ambery among those honored by Bay Ridge Community Council SEE PAGE 4

Uproar over possible drug clinic for Bath Avenue • Page 2 Participatory budgeting winners announced • Page 8 Popular local parades to hold fundraisers • Page 8

Columnists General, Kassar, Brown & Otey sound off • Page 13-15


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Confusion reigns over Bath Avenue drug clinic plans treatment center opening at the proposed site, 1751 Bath Ave. The original “no objection” letter was issued because, at the time, the board had been led to believe that the site would be used strictly as a counseling center and that no drug treatment medications, like methadone, would be dispensed there, Elias-Pavia said. the April theAtsidewalks and11to meeting, conduct board members collections and residents more frequent of heard from the a representative of trash from cans. BigBrannan, Apple Bath Beach who Inc. a Democrat who outlined plans to open a represents Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and parts patients of Bensonhurst, center to treat suffersaid from he’s addictions delighted that Fight ing to drugs, Back Bayand Ridge is pitching The in. alcohol gambling. “This is justsaid another examrepresentative the facility ple of be theusing long atradition we would side street have in Bay Ridge andAvenue Dyker entrance to the Bath Heights atof169civic minded building, Bay 17th St. groups and individuals helpThe three-story building ing their neighbors for the houses Big Apple Service betterment of ourCar communion first floor. The newsdrug ty,” the Brannan told this clinic paper. could operate on the second floor. urged others to Brannan Butthem boarda members “give hand and said pickthe up plans sounded vague that any stray litter theyand might they were left with more quesencounter.”

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Construction of the maintenance facility is expected to begin later this year, Ferguson said. The Parks Department also created a habitat for waterfowl in Calvert Vaux Park, according to the agency’s website, www.nyc.govparks.org. The 3.5-acre habitat, which was built in 2013, also included a new boat launch as well as a new ramp, fence and plantings. Named for Calvert Vaux (1824-1895), the English architect who worked with Frederick Law Olmsted on the design of Central Park, Calvert Vaux Park is located on Shore Parkway, stretching from Bay 44th Street to Bay 49th Street. Brannan called the park “a diamond in the rough.”

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rabbits, is technically located within Brannan’s Council district. But Treyger said many of his constituents from Gravesend and Coney Island use the park. Maeri Ferguson, a spokesperGolden for Parks political support, son for the Department, maythe need for a other said park to haslook received great opportunities in 2020. deal of the agency’s attention in If Max Rose is successful in recent years. building a war chestOneNYC through “As part of the small donations, may has be initiative, CalvertheVaux able to passtoonbecome PAC anda corpocontinued destirate donations. His vision will nation for athletics, relaxation improve the lives of regular and enjoying nature. In addiAmericans living in the 11th tion to two synthetDistrict butcompleted he will need more ic turftwo fields, and than yearslandscaping to do it. lighting, an entry garden and Hopefully, his first priority waterfront restoration, Parks will be to tackle the problems is a new mainteof also ourbuilding overburdened transit nance which could will system. facility Federal support include a comfort help avert an MTA station,” toll and fare hike. Thenewspaper. agency Ferguson told this

The Parks Department has completed a number of renovation projects in Calvert Vaux Park in recent years, according to an agency spokesperson.

More than 100 Bath Beach and Bensonhurst residents came to a Community Board 11 meeting to voice their strong objections to a proposal to open a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center on Bath Avenue as the board expressed concerns of its own about the planned facility. had a packed room. the“We neighborhood to sell ice The residents pascream, candy,were hot very chocolate sionate,” District and otherBoard treats 11 from their Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia food trucks. People purchase told newspaper about and the foodthis items from vendors then toss April the containers on the board’s 11 meeting, sidewalks areFinbar done, which tookwhen placethey at St. residents Confraternity said. Church’s Center Thousands people visit at Bath Avenueofand Bay 20th the neighborhood Street, two blocksevery from year the during thedrug holiday proposed centerseason site. to view theof thespectacular The fate proposed Christmas lights and figures drug clinic remained unclear in homeowners display on their the wake of the board meeting. front lawns. The rescind a The board Fight voted Back to Bay Ridge letter it hadcomes issuedon in the late heels 2017 clean-up shortly after Big AppleJustin Bath of Councilmember Beach Inc.effort approached the Brannan’s to convince board about the ofdrug center the Department Sanitation proposal. the 2017 to place In more trash letter, cans the on

tions than answers. “It’s a little hard to get a handle on it. We don’t know exactly what we’re dealing with here,” Board 11 Vice Chairperson Laurie Windsor told this newspaper. The objections raised by residents centered on the specific location, not on the idea of a drug clinic per se, EliasPavia said. “There were residents who spoke out in support for those with addiction issues. But they pointed out that this location is near churches and schools,” she said. Assemblymember William Colton, a Democrat who represents Gravesend and parts of Bath Beach and Bensonhurst,

said he shares residents’ concerns over the proposal and the lack of detailed information about the drug treatment center. “This location has many reasons to make us concerned and the lack of providing information by the applicant about what they are planning to do makes us even more concerned,” Colton said in a statement. “The residents expressed their continuing concerns about a site at this location which is surrounded by so many nearby schools, churches, mosques and synagogues with senior centers and youth activities, as well as a school for autistic youth and several after-school music,

dance and tutoring activities for children.” A spokesperson for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services told this newspaper via email on Wednesday that the agency has not received any application from any entity to open a drug clinic at 1751 Bath Ave. Meanwhile, the property owner said she’s running out of patience with the whole situation and will likely wind up renting the space to another entity. Diane Clemente, who also owns Big Apple Car Service, said the application process that the drug clinic sponsor has to go through with OASAS is

time-consuming and that she is eager to rent the space out quickly. “They don’t have final approval to open up a treatment center. That could take time. I am signing an agreement today with a broker to list the space. I’m looking to rent it as soon as possible,” Clemente told this newspaper on Monday. Big Apple Bath Beach Inc. was initially looking to rent the first floor of the building and then changed its plans and sought to lease the second floor instead, Clemente said. Representatives of Big Apple Bath Beach Inc. could not be reached for comment.

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FDNY Firefighters Nick Alessandro and Timothy Ambery with Bay Ridge Community Council member Katherine Khatari.

A hero among us — 68th Precinct Police Officer Joseph Power honored for bravery and dedication BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

The term hero is often bandied about casually, but 68th Precinct Police Officer Joseph Power embodies the true measure of the word. He has often risked his life and worked tirelessly to safeguard the neighborhood from drugs and illegal weapons. On Tuesday, April 23, Power was among the eight recipients of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Police and Fire Awards at the Norwegian Christian Home, 1250 67th Street. The annual event recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference within the community. Power, along with five members of FDNY Engine Company 253, Auxiliary Lt. Rodney Aviles and Explorer Esmeilyn Tejada were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and services. Tejada was surprised to learn that due to her dedication and service, she had been promoted to the rank of corporal. The firefighters who took the spotlight were honored for their response to a motorcyclist who had been injured in a crash on the Belt Parkway. Katherine Khatari, whose brother William Gormley of

FDNY Ladder Company 174 died from 9/11 related cancer in 2017, recognized the members of FDNY Engine 253 — Lt. Chris Tuturici and Firefighters Timothy Ambery, Matthew Gershner, Nick Alessandro and Dylan English — who saved the biker’s life. They arrived at the scene and saw that the cyclist had lost a great deal of blood and was not breathing. The members of Engine 253 provided aid to the individual as he miraculously survived thanks to their team effort. Alessandro and Ambery were on hand to accept the award on behalf of Engine 253. Power is a five-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. Prior to joining the NYPD, he received a Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Francis College. As a patrol officer, Power was one of the first members of the 68th Precinct to administer Naloxone to a victim of a heroin overdose, saving the young man’s life. He is currently assigned to the 68th Precinct’s elite anticrime unit, where has over 215 arrests, over 100 of them being felony arrests for possession of dangerous drugs and weapons. Recently, Power was involved in removing six illegal firearms from the streets within a four-month period.

Capt. Robert Conwell with Auxiliary Lt. Rodney Aviles and Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis.

His commanding officer at the 68th Precinct Capt. Robert Conwell told this paper that “Joe is a young, energetic officer, and I’m so glad to have him on my team.” Following the presentation of the awards, Power, who has spent his career working in Brooklyn, and whose family resides in Bensonhurst, took the time to answer some questions for this paper. “Removing the guns from the street was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced in my life,” he said. “Just knowing that those firearms could potentially have done harm to other human beings, removing them from the streets and knowing they can never be in the hands of a criminal ever again is a very good feeling and lets me sleep at night.” Keeping drugs and guns off the street, he added, is, “The most important part of the job. Drugs is what destroys a community and with drugs come illegal firearms and keeping those off the streets in my opinion makes the community safe as a whole.” Asked about the time he administered Naloxone, Power

recalled, “We arrived at the apartment and were waiting for EMS. Our communications let us know that EMS was going to be taking longer than we expected. Prior to being a police officer I was a licensed state EMT. I checked his pulse and it was getting very weak; his respirations were getting very shallow. We had no choice at that point but to administer Naloxone. So as we administered it, half sprayed in one nostril, half sprayed in the other nostril, right away he regained a pulse and respiration started to get deeper and the EMS arrived right in time.” The 68th Precinct was, “The second command I’ve been assigned to,” Power told this paper. “The first command was the 71st Precinct. This precinct, in my opinion is very good and the community is very supportive of the police officers and the precinct. We have a lot of resources from the community so we are able to give back more to the community. There are a lot of dedicated officers who serve in this area.” Power said he always knew he wanted to join the NYPD. Receiving the Cop of the Year

Capt. Robert Conwell with Police Officer Joseph Power. award was, he added, “The most rewarding aspect [of my career, so far], to be honest with you, because I’ve never gotten ‘Cop of the Year’ before. This is the first time.” That said, Power told this paper that his favorite part of the job was “probably arresting the bad guys.” And that’s something he intends to keep doing. Asked what was next for him, he replied, “Just to go out there every day and try to prevent crime by taking drugs and guns off the street to the best of my ability.” Power and the other honorees also received citations and proclamations from elected officials. Attending the cer-

emony were Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Peter Abbate, who was accompanied by his 101-year-old mother Fannie, who resides at the home. “I’m so proud that our community always remembers our first responders,” Abbate told this paper. “We’ve done this for a number of years in a row now and it’s just a great event and I’m honored to be here to do it.” Malliotakis commended the honorees for their sacrifices and heroism. “They do what they do for us and to keep our community safe,” said Malliotakis. “They do it to save lives and for that we are always indebted,” she said.

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Bishop DiMarzio to hold mass for sex abuse survivors BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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rooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is coming to a Bensonhurst church to celebrate a special mass aimed at helping survivors of sexual abuse heal from their ordeal. DiMarzio, the spiritual leader of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese, will be the main celebrant at the Mass of Hope and Healing on Tuesday, April 30, at Saint Athanasius Church, 2154 61st St., at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jeffry Dillon will deliver the homily at the mass. “Certainly, due to the heightened media attention around the sexual abuse crisis facing the Catholic Church, I believe this year’s mass will be very important and significant for all those who participate,” DiMarzio said in a statement. “As we continue to learn even more about the abuse crisis, it becomes even more disturbing,” DiMarzio added. In February, the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese released a list of more than 100 priests in the diocese who either

had credible charges of sexual abuse leveled against them or who were hit with accusations but died before the accusations could be fully investigated. The list, which spanned the 166-year history of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese, also included the names of priests who were convicted, who admitted to sexual misconduct with a minor or who have had allegations leveled against them that were determined credible by the Independent Diocesan Review Board. The Mass of Hope and Healing, which is now in its fifth year, is a unique event in the church, according to officials of the diocese, who pointed out that sex abuse survivors plan the service. In a new feature this year, members of the Diocesan Survivors Advisory Committee will light an Easter candle and pray for sex abuse victims who died this year. Jasmine Salazar, the vice-chancellor and victim assistance coordinator for the diocese, said the advisory committee takes a strong hand in planning the

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (center), pictured leading the Way of the Cross procession in downtown Brooklyn on Good Friday, said that as the church learns more about the priest sex abuse crisis, “it becomes even more disturbing.” healing mass. “The Mass of Hope and Healing was instituted because there was a need for something more, to let the survivors and victims know that the church cares and is here for them. Each year, the members of the Diocesan Survivors

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Advisory Committee commit themselves to plan the specific details of this mass, to make this a very special experience that is sensitive to survivors and that also speaks to survivors,” Salazar said in a statement. The list released in February shows that the number

of incidents of priest sexual abuse peaked in the 1960s and 1970s, according to officials. Many of these incidents were reported years after they had taken place. The victims came forward after the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal erupted in 2002. The number of

reported incidents peaked again in 2017, according to officials. “I have met with many victims who have told me that more than anything, they want an acknowledgment of what was done to them. This list gives that recognition and I hope it will add another layer of healing for them on their journey toward wholeness,” DiMarzio stated at the time the list was released. In 2017, the diocese started the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, to reach financial settlements with victims. The program is administered by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, whose firm handled the 9/11 Compensation Fund. Since 2002, the diocese has shared all of its files and allegations against priests with the district attorneys of Brooklyn and Queens. The Brooklyn diocese covers both boroughs. In 2004, DiMarzio established a telephone hotline for anyone to report allegations of sexual abuse. The phone number is 1-888-634-4499.

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POLICE BEAT

Police search for three men wanted for stealing credit card, making fraudulent charges in Sunset Park BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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olice are searching for three men who they believe stole a woman’s credit card and then used it to go shopping in Sunset Park. According to authorities, on April 7 at around 4 p.m., the victim, a 36-year-old woman, realized that her wallet had been taken. She was inside a restaurant at Fifth Avenue and 56th Street at the time. After calling the

police who launched an investigation, surveillance cameras caught three suspects making purchases using the victim’s credit card at nearby stores. Police describe one of the suspects as a Hispanic man, in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing an all gray sweatsuit. The second suspect is a black man, also in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and gray pants. The third suspect is a male Hispanic, in his late teens to

early 20s. He was last seen wearing a gray sweat jacket and dark pants. Anyone with information in regard to the identities of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crimestoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

WATCH: Cops seek man wanted for robbing, threatening another man with weapon inside Bensonhurst train station elevator BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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ops are looking for a man wanted for robbing another man inside an elevator at the Bay Parkway D train station. According to authorities, on April 11 at around 9:45 a.m., the victim, 22, and another man entered the elevator in the station at Bay Parkway and 86th Street. Once the elevator doors closed, the other man showed the victim the sharp object he was carrying and demanded money. The victim eventually gave him $20 and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, 45-55 years old, around 5’ 9” and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat and gray pants, and carrying a cane. Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Surveillance photos of the three suspects. Compiled by Jaime DeJesus

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68 TH PRECINCT The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. SHORT JOY RIDE: Two women and a man broke into a car parked near Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street, and drove it up the block a short way, damaging it, on April 18 at around 12:55 a.m. Cops say the car’s owner, a 29-year-old man, had left the keys in the car and the doors unlocked. When he returned, he found it two car lengths away from its original parking spot with over $200 worth of damage. Video of the incident was provided by the victim. No arrests have been made. JERK SCAMS WOMAN OVER PHONE: A 40-year-old woman living near Fourth Avenue and 86th Street was scammed out of $2,000 on April 16 when she received a phone call at around 5:17 p.m. from an unknown perp who claimed to be a police officer and told her that her Social Security number had been compromised and she needed to purchase around $2,000 worth of Google Play Cards. After the victim bought them, she gave the crook the serial numbers. The perp then told her he would be at her house the following day with a new Social Security card. No arrests have been made.

JEWELRY HEIST: A burglar broke into a home on 79th Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and electronics on April 15 at around 9:50 p.m. According to reports, the crook broke into the home through the side door and stole a necklace set worth $17,800, rings worth $9,000, a $5,200 bracelet, $2,200 worth of baby jewelry, and a television worth around $2,200. No arrests have been made. DIGGING IN: An unknown perp broke into a fenced-in parking lot near 63rd Street and 12th Avenue and stole a Sony Excavator, worth around $107,000, on April 15 at around 10 a.m. according to the NYPD. No arrests have been made. CASHED OUT: An 86-year-old woman who lives near 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue was scammed out of $29,000 by a crook who called her on April 15 at around 9:47 p.m., claiming that her grandson was in jail and needed bail money. Cops say the crook went to her home, possibly posing as a bail bondsman, to pick up around $29,000 in cash on three separate times. No arrests have been made.

The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. ORDER TO GO: Two unknown men attacked and robbed a 45-year-old deliveryman on West 11th Street between Highlawn Avenue and Avenue S on April 16 at around 10:30 p.m. According to reports, the two perps, both approximately 20 years old, called a Chinese restaurant and ordered food. When the deliveryman arrived, one of the crooks held him from the back while the other stole money from him. They then threw him on the floor, injuring his leg. No arrests have been made. TWO AGAINST ONE: A 19-year-old man was robbed on April 17 at around 2 a.m. as he was leaving the subway station at 81st Street and 16th Avenue by two crooks who told him they had a gun. Cops say the pair, both in their 20s, told the victim to take a walk. Then one of them said, “Hit him with the gun,” and stole $16, credit and debit cards, and electronics from his pockets and bookbag before taking off. The victim did not see a gun. No arrests have been made. NOT A KODAK MOMENT: Two men were attacked and nearly robbed by a perp known

to one of them on Bath Avenue between Bay 29th Street and Bay Parkway on April 18 at around 9:10 p.m. According to reports, the victims were walking home when the crook approached them, shouted a crude comment and punched one of them in the face. The other man took his phone out of his pocket to try and take a picture of the assailant, who then took out a knife, demanded the phone and tried to snatch it before the victim fled eastbound on Bath Avenue. No arrests have been made. STOLEN CYCLE: A 2018 white Yamaha motorcycle parked on West 11th Street between Avenue O and Avenue P was stolen in the early morning hours of April 17. Surveillance video shows two unknown men in hoodies stealing the bike at around 3:30 a.m. then fleeing southbound on West Eighth Street. The bike is worth over $6,500. No arrests have been made. BAG NABBED: A purse left in a shopping cart in the parking lot of a chain store on Shore Parkway was snatched on April 15 around 4 p.m., after its owner, a 52-year-old woman, left it unattended for a few minutes. Cops say the bag contained three credit cards and one debit card. No arrests have been made.


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Long road ahead for victims of massive Sunset Park apartment fire BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS @BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

There is a long road ahead for those working to rebuild the bulk of a Sunset Park building that was destroyed by a massive six-alarm fire earlier this month. City officials stopped by Community Board 7’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, two weeks to the day the fire broke out, to update local residents on the status of 702 44th St. “The whole sixth floor is really compromised,” Deputy Commissioner of Operations at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Frank McCarton said, adding that both the owner of the building and the Department of Buildings have been working closely with the

agency. “We continue to have on-site meetings with them daily. We were there today.” As of Wednesday, McCarton said, floors three, four and five had been shored, with the start of debris removal from the sixth floor where the fire broke out, slated for Monday. The sixth floor, he stressed, has to be braced — as do the day care center and the church next door, before they can be re-occupied. When asked when the building would be deemed liveable again, McCarton suggested that it would be a long haul. Next steps, McCarton said, include “the restabilization of the building, the rebuilding of the floors, the rebuilding of the roof and [the gutting of] all 54 apartments.” Then, they’ll need to be rebuilt, he said.

“We have some concerns in regards to the structure,” added Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct, who is continuing to deploy officers to the site. “The avenue is blocked off right now, just for safety. There are also concerns for school children. We don’t want them walking on that side of the street, so we have them crossing to the other side of the building.” Speakers also said security has been upped at the site with the installation of surveillance cameras to help protect victims’ valuables. “We’re going to ensure that property managers are maintaining on-site security,” Gonzalez said. OEM will stay on the job until surrounding structures are

re-occupied, but will continue to work with relevant agencies until victims are back in their homes. It is also working closely with animal control, McCarton said, to ensure that any animals officials may find alive make it home to their families. Though, he stressed, most pets did not survive the fire. Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who also attended the meeting, stressed the importance of continued support. “There have been many crisis moments in this district,” he said. “I want to remind everyone that, as we move forward, the people that have been impacted need to lead their own recovery. What we need to do as city agencies, leaders of our community — and what we have been doing — is help, not because

FDNY and city officials attended a Community Board 7 meeting Wednesday to update residents on the state of 702 44th St. ebrooklyn media/Photo by Jaime DeJesus they are paid to do this work but because they feel the heart and love of this community and they feel the loss. Whatever they need, we need

to support.” By press time, a GoFundMe for victims of the fire had raised almost $119,000 towards its $125,000 goal.

Be a Viking for a day! Benefit set for the 67th annual Norwegian Day Parade

2015 Norwegian Day Parade benefit at Salty Dog BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

Brooklyn’s beloved Norwegian Day Parade will be celebrating its 67th anniversary this year and will be holding a benefit to help raise funds for the always colorful-

ly adorned event on April 28 at the Salty Dog, 7509 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is former state Sen. Marty Golden. Golden, a former New York City police officer and councilmember, served as state senator from 2003 to 2018.

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The Sons of Norway Honorary Marshal is Ron Stubbings, international president. Civic Co-Honorary Marshals are Chip Cafiero and Bill Boshell. This year’s Church Honorary Marshal is Pastor John Saraka of Zion Lutheran Church in Staten Island.

Ninth annual benefit set for 152nd Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

Everyone loves a parade and Brooklyn’s 152nd Kings County Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest in the nation. And to make sure it keeps marching along, there’s a festive fundraiser happening on April 28 at Patsy’s restaurant, 8814 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. It’s the ninth annual such event that helps raise funds for the parade while attendees enjoy an afternoon filled with good food, drinks, music and a 50/50 raffle. Ray Aalbue, who serves as

chair of Brooklyn’s 152nd Memorial Day Parade Committee, recently announced that former state Sen. Marty Golden will be this year’s parade grand marshal. Golden, a former New York City police officer and city councilmember, served as state senator from 2003 to 2018 and sponsored thousands of bills in the Senate focused on public safety, tax cuts, economic development, education and senior citizen quality of life. The fundraiser will feature an impressive lineup of musical talent including the popular local group Whippoorwill, with Paul Cassone, Matt

D’Emic and John Lepore performing pop, rock and folk songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s opening the show at 2 p.m. They’re followed by Irish favorites the Canny Brothers at 3 p.m.; then, at 4 p.m., top pop group Alive N Kickin featuring Pepe Cardona, who scored a top-10 hit with “Tighter, Tighter” in 1970; the Rolling Stones tribute band Sha-Doobie at 5 p.m.; and pop-rock group Head and South at 6 p.m. This year, the parade committee has designated the American Legion as deputy marshal since it’s celebrating its 100th anniversary.

New York’s Norwegian Consul General Harriet Berg will also be an honorary guest at this year’s parade. American accordion music will be performed by Ellen Lindstrom of the Swedish

Meatballs at the Salty Dog benefit. “We look forward to an afternoon filled with great food, good music and wonderful raffles prizes,” said Arlene Rutuelo, parade gen-

eral chair. “We are thankful for the continued support of our beloved community. Three cheers for the Salty Dog for hosting us again. Come join us, be a Viking for the day!”

From butterflies to smartboards, southwest Brooklyn residents make their choices in area’s inaugural participatory budgeting vote BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK @BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

Earlier this month, more than 2,000 Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst residents chose how to spend city funds allocated to their neighborhoods through participatory budgeting. Throughout the month of April, constituents of the 46th District over the age of 11 were asked to vote on how they’d like to see Councilmember Justin Brannan spend one million dollars he’d earmarked from his capital funding. It was the first time the dis-

trict has taken part in participatory budgeting. Winning projects include (in order) new smartboards for P.S. 102 (826 votes), the creation of a butterfly habitat at Shore Road Park (810 votes), security cameras for Fifth Avenue (798 votes), smart boards for P.S./I.S. 30 (768 votes), new trees and tree guards (752 votes) and a meeting room upgrade for McKinley Library (551 vote). The highest price tag belongs to the butterfly habitat, which will run $500,000. Renovations to Dyker Park’s basketball and handball courts nearly made the cut, coming in sixth place with a total of 519 votes. Other contenders includ-

ed upgrades to Vinland Playground, renovations to the bocce courts in McKinley Park, a new dog park at Cannonball Park, and security cameras for 18th Avenue and Bath Avenue, respectively. The 12 projects people got to choose from were the product of several months of brainstorming during which Brannan’s office collected ideas from all over the district, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. Constituents could go to any of eight voting sites, and could also cast their ballots at several subway pop-ups and online.


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Art CITY ROOTS ART SHOW Show up for a night of art, music, wine, cheese, and more. They’ll be showcasing Docious Godfrey’s work from her series “This Space of Equilibrium.” When: Thursday, April 25th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Park Slope/City Roots Realty (400 7th Avenue)

DUMBO OPEN STUDIOS 2019 This year, over 100 artists will open their studio doors, showing work across all media. Artists in DUMBO’s artist residency programs – Art in General Residency Program, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, Triangle Arts Association – will also participate, as will New York Studio School’s DUMBO-based sculpture students. DUMBO’s galleries

will extend their hours throughout the weekend. When: Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Various locations

DIGITAL FAIRYTALES: VENGEANCE IS MINE When one encounters the term “Vengeance,” it is with excitement, suspicion and dread. For vengeance to exist, there must be a prior perception of victimhood, a grievance.  The scale of which is determined by the protagonist, but the roles can quickly be flipped.  And flipped and flipped again. The chain of vengeance can go on and on and, unless broken, lead to ever escalating levels of calamity. When: Mondays-Sundays through April 30th Where: DUMBO/Made in NY media Center (30 John Street)

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Lee, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Christine Romanell, Linda Schmidt, Transcendental can be described simply as abstract. It has other definitions though from mathematical use, such as incapable of being the root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients, (π for example), or as relating to an experience determined by the mind’s makeup. Six artists in this exhibit take on different approaches to that definition through their individual styles of abstraction, be that from their intuitive creative approaches to inspiration from mathematical equations. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 29th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Gallery 55 (55 Water Street)

CATHERINE HAGGARTY- BENCHED An exhibition of site-specific work. When: Daily through April 29th, Where: DUMBO/Main Window (1 Main Street)

GOYA IN TIJUANA A collection paintings by modern contemporary surrealist painter Tony Geiger. Geiger’s work encompasses both classical surrealism with modern

contemporary concerns. When: Saturdays through May 4th, 12 – 6 p.m. or by appt Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street)

through which to explore human interconnection. When: Daily through May 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Agnes Varis Art Center (647 Fulton Street)

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A drop of dark blue appears, its stain spreading over the surface. Tendrils stretch across, their circuits entwining and dispersing, carving lucid pathways in their wake. The deepest blue requires more than just one application, it is a multitude of layers blended into one another, with slightly different circumstances and results each time, as sapphire streams ebb and flow concurrently. The azure currents of time, energy, and memory upwell and merge in union. Lea Thomas applies this aesthetic philosophy in her practice, creating a pool of the deepest blue for her hand-woven textiles. With a lineage harkening back to the traditional use of Japanese indigo in its process and symbolism, Thomas’s work echoes the motion of her predecessors, diving far under the waves of deep time. As the fibers submerge into a vat of natural dye, so does one’s consciousness surge in connection to our environment, our humanity,

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The Irondale Center presents Both Sides Now: The Music of Joni Mitchell through May 4th. and the depths of our psyches. When: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday through May 8th Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Avenue)

A CERTAIN SET OF DYNAMICS Curated by Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer Featuring the work of Embodied Empathy, Christopher Mahonski, Valerie Shusterov, and Kristen Neville Taylor. Jurors: Will Hutnick and Gaby Collins-Fernandez Selected through UrbanGlass’ open curatorial call, a certain set of dynamics looks at artists using glass as a literal and metaphorical lens

Jan Groover created her famous Kitchen Still Lifes in 1978 and 1979. Using a large-format camera, she transformed colanders, knives, spatulas and baking pans into objects of beauty that still hold a visual interest that transcends their common use. Her seductively modern color palette of greens, pewter, bronze and brown tonalities permeates the space dissected by kitchen paraphernalia. These take on a new visual meaning as a result of Groover’s juxtaposition of the elements. Although never unrecognizable as everyday objects, these utensils float into an abstract amalgam of planes and shapes. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden, Inc (91 Water Street)

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This will be the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, and brings together a selection of artworks from three recently completed and ongoing projects. Home is the center-weight of England’s artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)

THE 2018 FEATURE SHOOT EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS To celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, United Photo Industries is exhibiting the work of two artists, Amelie Satzger and Lauren Menzies,

in a dual exhibition at the UPI Gallery. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 31st, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street/ Suite B)

RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner,

Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)

DON’T FOLLOW THE WIND: NON-VISITOR CENTER Beyond the threshold of the inhabitable, how does culture contest the crippling effects of long term catastrophe? Don’t Follow the Wind is a project situated inside the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan, the inaccessible area surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, established in the wake of the 2011 disaster that contaminated the environment separating residents from their homes, land, and community. As radiation knows no borders, transported on wind and water currents, it is a form of contamination that implicates us all in its unseen isotopic presence. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Art in General (145 Plymouth Street)

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costume (egúngún), from its origins in Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)

BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement–ordinary residents, black and white–who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary

vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn›s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)

Books & Readings

AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR SUSANNAH MARREN Susannah Marren is the pen name for well-known author Susan Shapiro Barash (www.susanshapirobarash. com) who writes non-fiction books focusing on women’s

issues, most notably her bestseller, “Tripping the Prom Queen” about female rivalry. When: Thursday, April 25th, 6:30 p.m. Where: Park Slope/The Montauk Club (25 8th Avenue)

KRIS WALDHERR LOST HISTORY OF DREAMS A story about a post-mortem photographer who unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future. When: Thursday, April 25th, 7 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/BookMark Shoppe (8415 3rd Avenue)

MIN JIN LEE Moderated by Deborah Treisman Author Min Jin Lee creates “radical empathy through art” with a sharp focus on diaspora, human rights, and telling the stories that often don’t get told. Her work is a powerful meditation on the challenges of migration, immigration, assimilation, and discrimination. When: Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Peter Jay Sharp (30 Lafayette Avenue)

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Damascus Bakeries has devised a new way to serve a classic Margarita pizza. Its Sticks a la Margarita is a delicious new recipe that turns Damascus’s always fresh Brooklyn Bred Bistro Sticks into a tasty Italian favorite. The recipe calls for the Bistro Sticks, olive oil, fresh mozzarella sliced thin, a medium tomato sliced thin, grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, and basil leaves. It’s easy to create, cooks in just 10 minutes and you can serve immediately. It makes a delicious dinner option and it’s perfect for hors d’oeuvres! Go to the website for the full recipe! brooklynbred.com

Chadwick’s Restaurant in Bay Ridge is known throughout the borough for its steaks and seafood. One reason is because Chadwick’s only serves the finest cuts of meat and the freshest seafood available. Another reason is the creative and always delicious entrees you will find on the menu. For example, the Scallops with creamed spinach, bacon crumbs and Pernod butter is a sight to behold and a taste to savor. It’s just one of many selections you’ll find at Chadwick’s, one of Brooklyn’s most sought-after dining experiences for decades! www.chadwicksbrooklyn.com

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Now that we’re enjoying warmer weather, it’s time to fire up the barbecue! Three Guys from Brooklyn has some incredible backyard-ready recipes perfect for your grilling pleasure. For example, the BBQ Veggie Hash is a healthy and delicious dish that features some of Three Guys’ always fresh and colorful vegetables. In fact, Three Guys has everything you need to make it including carrots, rutabagas, parsnips, parsley, bell peppers, garlic, onion, squash and tomatoes. You can find the full recipe on the website! www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com

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DIRECTIONS PREP HASH VEGGIES Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Medium dice green bell pepper into about ½-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add carrots, rutabagas, and parsnips. Drizzle with about 1-2 tablespoons cooking oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. ROAST HASH VEGGIES Spread veggies out in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast 18 minutes. (See Step 6 to finish.) PREP COLLARDS & ONION Meanwhile, remove center stems from collard greens; discard. Roughly chop leaves into bite-size pieces. Cut ends off yellow onion and remove peel. Medium dice into about ½-inch pieces. Mince garlic. De-stem parsley; roughly chop leaves. COOK COLLARDS & ONION Heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pot (with lid) over medium heat. Add onion to hot pot. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until onion begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Add collards and garlic. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Stir. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until collards begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Add Cajun spice blend; stir. ADD GRITS Add 2 ½ cups water to pot with veggies. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Slowly add grits to boiling liquid while stirring. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 7-8 minutes, or until grits have thickened and water is absorbed; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add heavy cream; stir. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm until plating. FINISH HASH VEGGIES Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons Carolina-style barbecue sauce over baking sheet with veggies (reserve the rest). Stir to coat. Sprinkle with about half of the parsley (reserve the rest). Roast 2-4 more minutes, or until fork tender. FRY EGGS Meanwhile, heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Carefully crack eggs into hot pan. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until whites have set (or to desired doneness). Lightly season with salt and pepper. PLATE YOUR DISH Divide barbecue veggie hash between plates. Spoon grits next to hash. Top grits with fried egg and garnish with remaining parsley. Serve remaining barbecue sauce on the side (or drizzle over top). Enjoy!

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Rendering by Dattner Architects and Easton Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Eye on REAL ESTATE

RIGHT: Petitioners in the Dean Sage Mansion case include (from left) Adrian Straker, Robyn Berland, Ethel Tyus and Lynn Cave. BELOW: The new building that’s second from left in this image would have occupied more than half the Dean Sage Mansion’s garden. INBrooklyn photo, right, by Lore Croghan

Judge rules against affordable housing construction in landmarked Crown Heights garden By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

The city’s need for affordable housing and services for the mentally ill should not influence the fate of landmarked buildings, according to a Brooklyn judge. Those are not among the criteria the Landmarks Preservation Commission is legally mandated to consider when deciding whether to give developers permission to make changes to landmarked properties, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Katherine Levine ruled earlier this month. The case concerns the Dean Sage Mansion at 839 St. Marks Ave. in the Crown Heights North Historic District. It focuses on the city Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 2016 approval of a plan by the property’s owner, the Institute for Community Living, to construct a new building that would have occupied more than half of the mansion’s garden. The preservation commission’s decision was “arbitrary and capricious and based upon an error of law,” Levine wrote in an April 2 decision. She overturned the preservation agency’s approval of a plan to develop 70 apartments on the site — a mix of supportive housing for mentally ill adults and affordable units. She

did so by vacating a certificate of appropriateness the Landmarks Preservation Commission had issued. That’s a document property owners must obtain before altering the exteriors of landmarked buildings. The judge also ruled that the commission must hold a new hearing about the Dean Sage Mansion project. She said in her decision that cutting the size of the garden by 60 percent would obscure the eastern facade of the house — so it would no longer look like a stand-alone mansion. Most mansions in the landmarked district were torn down a long time ago, making the Dean Sage Mansion’s contribution to the neighborhood’s historic character especially important, Levine wrote.

WHAT FACTORS ARE WITHIN LANDMARKS’ JURISDICTION?

Levine’s ruling was a victory for community groups and neighborhood residents who’d filed suit against the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Institute for Community Living. The groups were the St. Marks Avenue Independent Block Association, the Bergen-Kingston Block Association and the Crown Heights North Association. The case is an Article 78 proceeding, which means it was brought against government agencies. In this type of

suit, the plaintiffs are called petitioners. The defendants are called respondents. An important architect, Russell Sturgis, designed the HighVictorian Gothic mansion. Dean Sage, who made his fortune in the lumber industry, constructed it in 1870. The Landmarks Preservation Commission erred in its decision-making by considering factors outside its legally mandated jurisdiction, Levine decided. In her ruling she cited landmarking law, which instructs the commission to consider “the factors of aesthetic, historical and architectural values and significance, architectural style, design, arrangement, texture, material and color” as well as “other pertinent matters.” The phrase “other pertinent matters” should be narrowly interpreted, the judge said in her decision. “It would be absurd and contrary to the raison d’etre of the [landmarks law] to give the [Landmarks Preservation Commission] carte blanche to consider, as pertinent to its determinations, factors that did not enhance and protect and perpetuate these buildings such as the LPC’s finding that it was socially desirable to build more housing for the developmentally challenged and/or the economic and fiscal constraints of developers of such projects,” Levine wrote in her ruling.

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Eye on REAL ESTATE “We hope the Institute for Community Living will continue to use their other properties (of which they have more than 10 in Brooklyn) to provide supportive housing services to their target population,” she added. “We are extremely pleased by Judge Levine’s decision and believe it may have a wider impact,” Derrick Hilbertz, a petitioner in the Dean Sage Mansion case, told INBrooklyn.

‘REFOCUS THE LENS OF PRESERVATION’

Here's a Brooklyn Avenue view of the Institute for Community Living's development plan for the Dean Sage Rendering by Dattner Architects and Easton Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission Mansion site.

Judge rules against affordable housing construction in landmarked Crown Heights garden — Continued from page 10INB — But in public hearings, commissioners “lauded the social and economic values espoused by the Institute for Community Living in expanding its mission at the [Dean Sage Mansion] site,” Levine wrote.

A spokesperson for the Institute for Community Living told INBrooklyn it’s “very disappointed” by Levine’s ruling, “which disregards the long-held principle that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is an expert panel whose decisions should be accorded deference.” The Institute is “considering all options for moving forward and remains fully committed to continuing with our mission as a nonprofit to help New Yorkers lead healthier lives,” the spokesperson said. “We went above and beyond to ensure the project was in sync with the historic district requirements and met with various community organizations to take questions and suggestions,” he told INBrooklyn. “We allocated considerable funds to fully restoring the mansion, which will benefit the entire community and enhance the historic district.” The spokesperson said there’s a “great and growing need” in Brooklyn for services the institute provides for people living with mental illness, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities. “Our plans for the Dean Sage Mansion, where we have provided services since the late 1990s, would not only have allowed us to continue to provide support services to New Yorkers, but also created much-needed affordable housing for many more,” he said.

Preservation experts say Levine’s decision will remind the Landmarks Preservation Commission that its purpose is to preserve sites with historic, social or cultural significance rather than to promote affordable-housing construction. “Landmarks should be adaptively reused, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s oversight plays a crucial role in determining how historic buildings can appropriately evolve to be functional in the 21st century,” Kelly Carroll, the Historic Districts Council’s director of advocacy and community outreach, told INBrooklyn. “It is excellent that this ruling serves as an example that preservation, under the Landmarks Law, has nothing to do with [a building’s] use,” she said. “Hopefully this ruling will refocus the lens of preservation and aid in reminding all parties involved that preservation is about buildings, not their uses, however lofty or attractive aspirations might seem.” Carroll provided an expert affidavit to support the petitioners in the Dean Sage Mansion case. If the commission’s approval of the housing development in the mansion’s garden had been allowed to stand, “an unruly precedent would be introduced into Landmarks Preservation Commission proceedings,” Historic Districts Council Executive Director Simeon Bankoff told INBrooklyn. “Regardless if one wants the Landmarks Preservation Commission to have the ability to consider use in their judgments, they do not and this decision rightly doubles down on this determination of authority,” Bankoff said. “To have not done so might open the door to great uncertainty within the regulation of our city’s landmarks and an erosion of their continued existence,” he added.

‘WRONG COMPASS’ FOR THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

This is the eastern facade of the Dean Sage Mansion.

THE INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY LIVING IS ‘VERY DISAPPOINTED’

The city is considering whether to appeal Levine’s decision. “The [Landmarks Preservation] Commission thoroughly reviewed this proposal and determined the proposed changes will not detract from the historic and architectural character of the mansion or the Crown Heights North Historic District,” City Law Department spokesperson Nick Paolucci told INBrooklyn. “The Commission stands by its approvals and is evaluating its legal options, including whether to appeal this court ruling,” he said. Law Department attorneys represented the Landmarks Preservation Commission in the case.

Community groups took the Dean Sage Mansion case to court to compel Meenakshi Srinivasan, who was then the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s chairperson, to “reassess her priorities in fulfilling the agency’s mission, which is historic preservation, not housing,” Ethel Tyus of the Crown Heights North Association told INBrooklyn. “We felt vindicated for expending the money and time to closely examine what was actually happening within the inner workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission,” she said. “The former Chair brought the wrong compass with her from her prior positions with the Board of Standards and Appeals and the Department of City Planning.” The community groups want the Dean Sage Mansion to be “preserved and celebrated for its design, its architecturally significant character and its importance to the entire historic district,” Tyus said. INBrooklynphoto by Lore Croghan

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Brooklyn author Jessica Love wins prestigious book award BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM

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rooklyn writer and artist Jessica Love has snagged a prestigious award for her recently published children’s book, “Julián is a Mermaid.” Love received the Illustrator Honor Award from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, named after the late children’s author and illustrator, for the volume, which was published by Candlewick Press. “Ezra Jack Keats was one of those remarkable people who really did make the world better than it was before he lived in it,” Love told this paper. “He brought his prodigious talent to bear on these quiet, humble stories, making us look closer at the stuff we do every day. He filled his books with people of many colors, never making the color of their skin the focus of his stories. He made books with tremendous quiet grace, and lived his life that way too.” Love has worked as a theater actor for the last 10 years and currently lives in

Sunset Park. “To receive an Ezra Jack Keats Honor is, for me, a profound encouragement that I at least have my shoes on the right feet, and am walking in the right direction,” added Love. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced the award winners at a ceremony held on April 4, during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Deborah Pope, executive director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, said, “It is a joy and a privilege each year to recognize and support new writers and illustrators who create beautiful and entertaining books that reflect the childhood experiences of our diverse population.” Pope believes that the Ezra Jack Keats Award brings greater attention to artists who, like Keats, seek to inspire all children to achieve their full potential. “I’m proud that children’s

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Top row: John Sullivan, the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award winner for writer; Oge Mora, 2019 EJK Award winner for illustrator; and Ellen Ruffin, Curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and the Keats Archive; Bottom row: Jessica Love, a 2019 EJK Award Honoree for illustrator, Deborah Pope, executive director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation; Matt James, a 2019 EJK Award Honoree for writer. book authors and illustrators across the country, and even some from around the world, are being given a career boost by an award

honoring one of Brooklyn’s greats, Ezra Jack Keats, who was born and grew up here in East New York,” Pope told this paper.

“It also gives me a special thrill to know that many of these authors and illustrators, who like Ezra, are celebrating this country’s diverse population, have migrated to Brooklyn to do their work,” she went on. “In fact, Jessica is one of the incredible artist/authors who’ve come to Brooklyn and found special inspiration to create wonderful books, like ‘Julian is a Mermaid.’” Other winners include John Sullivan, who won the writer’s award for “Kitten and the Night Watchman,” and Oge Mora, who won the illustrator award for “Thank you, Omu!” which she also wrote. The winning writer and illustrator each received $3,000 and a bronze medallion. In addition, Jane McGuinness also won an Illustrator Honor Award for “Prickly Hedgehogs!” which she also wrote. The 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor winners for writing were Juana Martinez-Neal for “Alma and How She Got Her Name,” Matt James for “The Funeral” and Keith Calabrese for “Lena’s Shoes

are Nervous: A First Day-ofSchool Dilemma.” Sophie Blackall — who won the 2003 EJK Award for Illustrator for her children’s book “Ruby’s Wish” as well as two Caldecott Medals, in 2016 for “Finding Winnie,” and this year for “Hello Lighthouse” — presented the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Bweela Steptoe, a renowned designer of unique wearable art, delivered the Keats lecture. To be eligible for the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the author and/or illustrator must have had no more than three children’s picture books published prior to the year under consideration. “This year’s EJK Award winners celebrated human connection and kindness through thoughtful books that remind us of the sheer joy and the lasting impact of Ezra’s work,” said Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and the Keats Archive. “We look forward to their continued, illustrious careers, writing and illustrating delightful children’s books that make a difference.”

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and organizing I run in, here in Brooklyn, women not only dominate the ranks of those taking an active role in our community, but they are most often the ones assuming leadership roles. At the most local level, women are already the majority of changemakers we see out front. Nobody’s opportunity to serve in office should be based on their identity, but there is no reason why women shouldn’t make up closer to half of our elected officials. In any particular race, the goal should be to put forth the best candidates. However, across large sample sizes like the state legislature or Congress, the percentage of women holding office should more closely reflect the citizenry those houses represent. Unfortunately, remedying this under-representation has been a one-sided affair.

Of the 10 seats picked up by women in the state Senate and Assembly in 2018, all but one were Democrats. Even with historic gains in Congress, the number of female Republican members fell significantly. Whereas Democrats now have nearly six times as many women in the House of Representatives as they did 20 years ago, Republicans have exactly the same

about the letter and the events around it. Tricia Nixon Cox, more than most, has witnessed American and world history unfold before her. I am unaware of any bio of her life or any oral history she has agreed to record. Such an undertaking would be very much worthwhile. *** Mike Long will be the honoree at the annual New York state Conservative Party dinner being held on June 20 at the Sheraton Times Square. Mike will be receiving a new award in the name of former U.S. Sen. and Federal Court of Appeals Judge James Buckley. Sen. Buckley will be presenting Mike with the award. If you would like more information about this testimonial dinner, please call the Conservative Party at 718-921-2158.

MATTER OF FACT

Making progress on this front has fallen almost entirely on the political party that doesn’t consider “progressive” to be a dirty word.

Nobody’s opportunity to serve in office should be based on their identity, but there is no reason why women shouldn’t make up closer to half of our elected officials.

We also had a chance to talk about the Nixon Library which is run by the foundation. My wife Janet and I had visited the library only a few weeks before it closed for a lengthy renovation. I was interested in knowing what remained and what was new. It turned out that many of the signature design elements in the original library had remained, which I was happy to hear inasmuch as I thought they gave this presidential library a unique feel. I also had a chance to talk to Mrs. Cox about a letter on display that was from the local GOP chairperson to Nixon, newly returned from World War II, asking him to consider a run for Congress and in two or three lines going over his chances. I felt it was an item that I could in particular appreciate. Sure enough, we had a discussion

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number as in 1989. Democrats should be proud of this and further commit to increasing opportunities for women in elected positions. A test case for this and how female candidates are treated is playing out right now in the crowded field of those vying for the party’s nomination to run for the highest office in the land. About 20 Democratic candidates have thus far declared they are running for president in 2020, with a few more likely to throw their hats in the ring within the following month or two. Six women, most of whom are current members of Congress who are considered

top-tier contenders, can be counted among the field. The media coverage has seemed uneven, at best. Having previously mounted a presidential campaign, polling at the top, and raising the most money to date, it is understandable that Bernie Sanders would receive a lot of attention. But Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are next on the list of top money raisers, considerably higher than Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg. Nonetheless, both men have seemed to garner more buzz and are polling higher. The women seem constantly to face criticisms about personality traits and likeability, while the men do not. Typical headlines about female candidates begin

with something positive, followed by a "but" and then often a reference to a male contender. It seems as if mention of the women is frequently qualified with some exception. In this crowded field, with so many fighting for attention, media coverage is critical to each campaign. The amount of coverage affects how one polls. Pete Buttigieg, for instance, rocketed to near the top of the polls after a frenzy of reporting on him followed his official entry into the race. When the Democratic debates begin in two months, the female candidates will have the opportunity to speak directly to the American people. Hopefully, following that they will be afforded a fair shake.

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Focus on Bay Ridge By Charles F. Otey

Who’s really who in Bay Ridge?

Ragamuffin grand marshals, BRCC civic honorees, Third Ave. pioneers among those who exemplify Ridge’s volunteer spirit For more than six decades, the Bay Ridge Community Council — an umbrella organization composed of citizens from all kinds of civic, religious and business endeavors — has selected an honoree for its coveted Civic Award. Also for more than six decades, the Ragamuffin Parade Committee, led by Rose Gangi, has chosen a grand marshal and a “Person of the Year” to highlight the colorful autumn parade that has enriched the lives of thousands of children in our little town on the Narrows. A comparative newcomer — the Third

Class of 2013 Pioneer Carlo Scissura (left) and Class of 2018 Pioneer Rick Russo are pictured at the 2013 event.

Avenue Pioneers Reception — is in its 26th year, but, like Ragamuffin and the BRCC, its leadership (Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe chief among them) has recognized the good that volunteers do in their volunteer lives and on the job. This column has regularly focused on the civic awardees, the grand marshals and others. Since Howe has announced that the 26th Pioneers Reception has been scheduled for Oct. 28 at the Bay Ridge Manor, with the 2019 honorees to be announced shortly, our focus this week will shine a brief spotlight on some reigning Pioneers.

Class of 2013 Pioneer Ralph Succar catches up with Courtney Sessa Flynn at the 2013 Pioneers Reception.

From left: Pioneer Committee Chair Chuck Otey and Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe congratulate Class of 2018 Pioneer Albert Corhan of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn.

The late Larry Morrish is pictured at the 2015 Pioneers Reception with his wife Phillipa, a civic honoree at the event. ebrooklyn media/File photos

Pioneer Kathy Wylde was honored at the 2017 Pioneers Reception.

Class of 2015 Pioneer Leigh Holliday Brannan is congratulated by Marc Hibsher (left) and Pioneer Committee Chair Chuck Otey.

John Quaglione received the first-ever Larry Morrish Community Service Award in 2016.

Phillipa Morrish presents the Larry Morrish Community Service Award to Brian Chin at last year’s reception.


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I am“Even looking for a we newlive home, a life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding HEY JUDE: though together, we do division of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeThe Kings County tery and by candlelit graves of Brooklyn Parks Commis- ammo. Petty Officer Miller to Cedar Street near Ground 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 sioner Marty Maher, a was awarded the Navy Zero, past the American and meet me? Look into my stunning yellow eyes, to the public. Reservations St. Mel's Church, a former asnotwill have toscratch be adopted together. Wefurniture. are nine years old We not or damage your Hi, I am Chapter is hold-Freedom Tower at the soldiers from sides itsmilitary’s annual offallen the Coast conflict. As weboth trekked Cross, ing the U.S. U.S. Guard veteran; and I’llacapture youror loving heart. This couldIHi, be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. We will not scratch damage your furniture. I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. love to ing its annual ofVincent the conflict. As we trekked dinner dance on through the pathways, there second highest medal, for World Trade Center, and Sampieri, a U.S. start of aa sweet, new and friendship. I my am purrfect for you. Ito a full sit-down dinner. Contact Patrick's Church and a personal Raven, little girl who is half Siamese. I love be affectionate, play with toys; you would think dinner dance on through the pathways, there Thursday evewere uniformed re-enactors Navy veteran; and the Do- his valor in combat. finally to St. Peter’s Church am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, mythe toys; you would think Ibe was a kitten. I and will play give with you all love and attention Thursday uniformed re-enactors 2,eveat at the corner of Barclay and --were soldiers standing guard, rie Miller Navy Memorial The ning, UnitedJune Military 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, Veterans of Kings County Church streets. Post 213 of and the American musicians singers per- 7:30 p.m., at the Society 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 peralso organizes the annual Legion.Civil Rev. Charles Hall, Polonaise Terrace, The annual event is coforming 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 borough-wide Brooklyn ordinated by the religious a retired Navy chaplain Polonaise Terrace, forming Civil War songs. 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Zani’s Furry Friends a 501(c)3 non-profi *** Vinnie Gentile -- who ensured the fullParade Counallergies and is no longer able tobekeep us. I hope ttoorjoin your loving family. You willis not disappointed…Hello and post commander, Memorial Day held group known as Commu150 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 will accept the award on along Third Fourth nion and Liberation. ChrisAvenue. of relatives,historians Civil War buffs, Thisand year, the group amateur 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. 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Can you find a Iplace Tuesday, June 7,ty atadjacent 7:30 p.m., Rob Astorino, the state GOP’s encampments of Union who and in the club room Confederate re-enactors So, thank you so much for publishing *** candidate for governor. a space where I can be the queen. Can you find a place for me in your quiet home?” in the club room adjacent Confederate re-enactors who pitched tents near the main to St. Patrick’s school gymthe article and bringing to that HEY JUDE...WOOF WOOF: “Iattention am heartbroken to He has for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 to St. Patrick’s gympitched the main at 97th school Street andbeen tapped as the county’s “Man gate, on tents both near Sunday and nasium once unsanitary, disgusting, unhealthy give up my two half-Pointer-mix, 10-month-old pups. the Year.” Kim 718-344-9697 nasiumAvenue. at 97th of Street and Other honorees include former gate, on both Sundaystepand Fourth Memorial Day. While area. Hopefully, this diligent effort to around. 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On Sunday, June 5, Susan Pulaski, a former a 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge after with regard to this issue. and barks at it. Tyson loves people, loves to play and Republican after a 2 p.m. special concert president Society of the and Baya Ridge St. Patrick’s Church, thereof the Year,” plus the following Historical com- in c h a i rlawatch his sister play ball. He Mary lovesGlicksman to play tug of dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community war. They are lap pups. He also makes noises like Francenia Hall, Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveilingofand mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait the dedilate Brothers Board pleased Memorial Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars.’ It is very cute. 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QUINN, Margaret — Always called Sis or Aunt Sis, was born on May 24, 1917 in Brooklyn. She was the second child and the first girl born to James and Margaret Quinn, both of whom had emigrated from County Tipperary, Ireland.

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DOLAN, James — Passed away peacefully on April 17. James was born on July 9, 1950 in Queens and grew up in Bay Ridge and Staten Island. His close family and friends called him “Don,” a nickname that would never leave him. In 1967, he joined the United States Marine Corp and served until 1970. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal during his tenure. In 1997, James married Mary Jo Picciolo from Bay Ridge. They lived happily in Edison, N.J. until they made Naples, Florida their home. James loved Naples, the beautiful surroundings and the wonderful people. James was a proud member of the Millwrights Union 740, as well as a proud member of Ironworkers Local 40, the Dockbuilders and the New York City Council of Carpenters. His favorite memory of these years was having the opportunity to place the antenna on top of the original World Trade Center.

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James also loved working in the hospitality industry. He worked at fine establishments including the Plaza Hotel. His most cherished time was when he held the position of Food & Beverage Manager at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. James loved traveling. He traveled extensively with his wife, Mary Jo. Europe, Alaska and Cuba were just some of the many destinations they visited. They also sailed on the Queen Elizabeth 2 through the Norwegian fjords. James’ most recent trip was to Great Britain. He also had the opportunity to visit Normandy, a place he held dear to his heart as a Marine veteran. James was very fond of taking short trips to Cape May, Boston and Key West. James was recently diagnosed with AL Amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by exposure to Agent Orange from his time on the ground in Vietnam. The disease was aggressive and incurable, and took his life in a short period of time. James leaves behind his loving wife Mary Jo, his sister Doreen Harris and extended family. All who knew him were blessed to have James in their lives. He was

a special man: smart and kind with a unique sense of humor. He was someone to look up to and admire. Godspeed Marine. Semper Fi. Mass of Christian Burial April 25 at Saint Andrew the Apostle Church. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.

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THOMAS, Peter James — On April 21. Beloved husband of the late Claudia (nee Irvine). Loving father of Brian and Wayne. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Proud member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #157. In lieu of flowers, family kindly requests donations in his memory to Bay Ridge Center, 411 Ovington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209, 718-7480650. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.

PRAYER TO SAINT EXPEDITE

Most glorious martyr and blessed protector St. Expedite! Overlooking our demerits and based solely on your attainments and in the most precious blood of Jesus, we humbly ask that you bring us the ability to possess a humble faith, to perform abundant good works and to show fruits leading to everlasting life. Make our hope string and unwavering, even amid toils and bitter penury. Make us have an ardent charity that each day feeds our divine love. Make us see in each other a true image of our Good God. Let our words, thoughts, and actions reflect our constant search for the glory of God; may we never stray from the teachings of our Holy Mother, the Church, that we may always see in the Supreme Pastor the representative of Jesus Christ on Earth; we beg you to bring us from the Lord serene, calm days for our Mother Church, fortuitous days for our country, may the sick find healing for their maladies, may the infidel find the saving grace of the Holy Gospel, may those who leave this valley of tears find the joy of Christ’s embrace, and may the souls of our dead find rest in everlasting peace. Finally, oh glorious martyr, make it possible for the Lord to give us loyalty to Jesus here and when we reach the sweet bye and bye, Amen. (Ask for your boon now.) Right after this prayer, say three Our Fathers and three special Glorias as follow: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit; may they give power to St. Expedite so he may grant me what I want fast.


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2nd department/ public legal notices NOTICE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 AT 2:00 P.M., AT 55 WATER ST., 9TH FLOOR, ON THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS FOR REVOCABLE CONSENT IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN: 1. # 245 HARMAN STREET CONDOMINIUM, INC. - TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN & USE AN ENTRANCE DETAIL ON THE NORTH SIDEWALK OF HARMAN ST., BETWEEN MYRTLE & KNICKERBOCKER AVES. 2. # MADRAS HOLDINGS LLC - TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN & USE A STOOP, TOGETHER WITH A FENCED-IN AREA ON THE SOUTH SIDEWALK OF SCHERMERHORN ST., BETWEEN COURT & CLINTON STS. 3. # PROSPER PLACE INC. - TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN & USE A CELLAR ENTRANCE STAIRWAY, TOGETHER WITH RAILING IN & ON THE WEST SIDEWALK OF E 14TH ST., SOUTH OF AVE. U. 4. # SURF VETS PLACE LLC & CONCERN SURF VETS PLACE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORP. - TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN & USE A FLOOD MITIGATION SYSTEM COMPONENTS IN & UNDER THE SOUTH SIDEWALK OF SURF AVE. EAST OF W 21ST ST. 5. # TGN MANAGEMENT - TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN & USE AN ACCESSIBILITY RAMP & PLANTED AREA ON THE EAST SIDEWALK OF 9TH AVE., SOUTH OF 49TH ST. 6 # THE 226 16TH STREET CONDOMINIUM - TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN & USE PLANTED AREAS ON THE SOUTH SIDEWALK OF 16TH ST., WEST OF SIXTH AVE. 7 # THE 372 12TH STREET CONDOMINIUM - TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN & USE A PLANTED AREAS ON THE SOUTH SIDEWALK OF 12TH ST., EAST OF SIXTH AVE. INTERESTED PARTIES CAN OBTAIN COPIES OF PROPOSED AGREEMENTS OR REQUEST SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS (WITH AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR NOTICE) AT 55 WATER STREET, 9 FL SW, NEW YORK, NY 10041, OR BY CALLING (212) 839-6550. #169757

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF, VS. LENOX W. HUTSON AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF CYNTHIA TRAPP A/K/A CYNTHIA BARTON TRAPP, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON OCTOBER 30, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 16, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 1270 EAST 38TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11210. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 7637 AND LOT 64. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $464,765.09 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 3120/2014. LEO SALZMAN, ESQ., REFEREE SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP, 200 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON PARKWAY, SUITE 202, AMHERST, NEW YORK 14228, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #169275

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- THE SANON FAMILY CORPORATION, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED JUNE 27, 2018 AND ENTERED ON JULY 30, 2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 16, 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 EASTERLY SIDE OF EAST 40TH STREET,

DISTANT 177 FEET 6 INCHES, NORTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY SIDE OF EAST 40TH STREET AND THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF AVENUE J; BEING A PLOT 40 FEET BY 100 FEET BY 40 FEET BY 100 FEET. BLOCK: 7766 LOT: 15. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 1109 EAST 40 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $17,554.87 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 506300/2013. STEVEN H. RICHMAN, ESQ., REFEREE BRONSTER, LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFFS’ 156 W 56 STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019 #169208

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2013-1T, PLAINTIFF, AGAINST GLENN E. MATTHEWS, CORDELL C. MATTHEWS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE, DULY ENTERED ON 7/9/2015, 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 5/16/2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 1723 DEAN STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11213 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS AND CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK AND DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAPS OF THE KINGS COUNTY TREASURER AS BLOCK 1342 AND LOT 57. THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF THE CURRENT JUDGMENT LIEN IS $867,587.33 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. THE PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF THE AFORESAID JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE; INDEX # 5242/11. BETTY LUGO, ESQ., REFEREE. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 255 MERRICK ROAD, ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY 11570 DATED: 3/8/2019 FILE NUMBER: 21919 MNB #169121

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARCIA HIBBERT; CARRIE B. HAY A/K/A CARRIE HAY; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED NOVEMBER 20, 2015 I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 ON MAY 16, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 1564 EAST 57 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234. 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: 8377 LOT: 67. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $493,075.24 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX# 17447/2012. CARY H. KAPLAN, ESQ., REFEREE SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR THE PLAINTIFF 175 MILE CROSSING BOULEVARD ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14624 (877) 430-4792 DATED: FEBRUARY 15, 2019 FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832 #169308

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- TRINCO, INC., ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN AND DATED DECEMBER 3, 2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 16, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LY-

ING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF MADISON STREET, DISTANT 125 FEET WESTERLY FORM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF MADISON STREET WITH THE WESTERLY SIDE OF RALPH AVENUE; BEING A PLOT 100 FEET BY 25 FEET BY 100 FEET BY 25 FEET. BLOCK: 1648 LOT: 38 SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 842 MADISON STREET, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $165,213.08 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 14203/2009. STEVEN H. RICHMAN, ESQ., REFEREE BRONSTER, LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 156 WEST 56TH STREET, SUITE 1801, NEW YORK, NY 10019 #169200

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ELIYAHU COHEN; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED NOVEMBER 15, 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 MAY 16, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 72 CLOVE ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY 11225. 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 1309 LOT 1041. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $470,445.51 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX# 7259/14. MICHAEL BENJAMIN, ESQ., REFEREE SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR THE PLAINTIFF 175 MILE CROSSING BOULEVARD ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14624 (877) 4304792 DATED: APRIL 3, 2019 62505 #169357

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFFS -AGAINST- THE HEIRSAT-LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, SUCCESSORS-IN-INTEREST AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY OR THROUGH MAUDE PHILLIPS, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN ON OCTOBER 3, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 30, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS BLOCK 4081 LOT 18 ON THE KINGS COUNTY TAX ASSESSMENT MAP. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 683 CLEVELAND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $14,036.39 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 26184/2009. JEFFREY R. MILLER, ESQ., REFEREE PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFFS 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1400, ROCHESTER, NY 14614 #169567

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY RUDOLF KATS D/B/A COLUMBIA CAPITAL CO., PLAINTIFF, VS. DENNIS BAXTER, ET ANO., DEFENDANTS. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: CHRISTOPHER J. PANNY, 26 COURT STREET, SUITE 412, BROOKLYN, NY 11242. TEL. 718-852-6600. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED APRIL 19, 2018, ENTERED MAY 30, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM

224, BROOKLYN, NY, ON MAY 30, 2019, AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES IN BROOKLYN, NY KNOWN AS 640 GLENMORE AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, BLOCK 3998 LOT 14; PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT/THOSE CERTAIN PIECE/S OR PARCEL/S OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAP OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FOR THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, AS SAID TAX MAP WAS ON MAY 27, 1981, BLOCK 3998, LOT/S 14. SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN SAID JUDGMENT, AND IN THE TERMS OF SALE. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $151,081.26 PLUS ATTORNEY’S FEES, INTEREST AND COSTS. INDEX # 505268/2015E. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE. #169565

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARGARITA RIVERA, JERMAINE WILLIAMS, ALESHA S. KEARSE, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 9/7/16 AND ENTERED ON 10/6/16, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 23, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 622 WILSON AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. 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: 3435, LOT: 34. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $784,631.31 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 20925/2009. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. JANET BROWN, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #169372

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS 1943 ASSOCIATES, LLC, PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- TERRANCE JACKMAN AND 1943 EASTERN PARKWAY LLC, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED DECEMBER 18, 2017 AND ENTERED ON DECEMBER 22, 2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 9, 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 NORTHWESTERLY SIDE OF EASTERN PARKWAY, DISTANT 43 FEET 2-1/4 INCHES NORTHEASTERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHWESTERLY SIDE OF EASTERN PARKWAY WITH THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF TRUXTON STREET; BEING A PLOT 73 FEET 1/2 INCHES BY 75 FEET BY 15 FEET 9-3/4 INCHES BY 94 FEET 8-1/4 INCHES. BLOCK: 1543 LOT: 31 SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 1943 EASTERN PARKWAY, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $517,336.07 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 512534/2016. FRANK PERRONE, ESQ., REFEREE EINIG & BUSH LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 420 LEXINGTON AVE, STE 2320, NEW YORK, NY 10170 #169113

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS SAYEL E. TAYAR, PLAINTIFF AGAINST 2828 STILLWELL HOLDING CORP., ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON MARCH 5, 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 16TH DAY OF MAY, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES

DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF STILLWELL AVENUE, DISTANT 500 FEET NORTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF MERMAID AVENUE WITH THE WESTERLY SIDE OF STILLWELL AVENUE; RUNNING THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH MERMAID AVENUE, 125.77 (127.11 FEET TAX MAP) FEET MORE OR LESS TO LAND FORMERLY OF BALSAMO; THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL OR NEARLY SO WITH STILLWELL AVENUE AND ALONG SAID LAST MENTIONED LAND, 25 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH MERMAID AVENUE, 125.77 (127.11 FEET TAX MAP) FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WESTERLY SIDE OF STILLWELL AVENUE; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY SIDE OF STILLWELL AVENUE, 25 FEET TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 2828 STILLWELL AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11224. (BLOCK: 7023, LOT: 17). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 420,225.00 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 521817-17. DOMINICK MINGIONE, ESQ., REFEREE. THE LAW FIRM OF HALL & HALL, LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 57 BEACH STREET STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. 10304 (718) 4480889 #169340

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF AGAINST JANE DOE, IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM ANGELUS WATSON, ET AL, DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON JUNE 25, 2018. I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. ON THE 9TH DAY OF MAY, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 1746 DEAN STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11233. (BLOCK: 1349, LOT: 12). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 883,155.92 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 30425-08. GREGORY T. CERCHIONE, ESQ., REFEREE. MCCABE, WEISBERG, & CONWAY, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 145 HUGUENOT STREET - SUITE 210 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801 (914) 636-8900 #169072

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST CHARLES CLARKE, DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON MARCH 31, 2017. I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. ON THE 9TH DAY OF MAY, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 1308 E 85TH STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11236. (BLOCK: 08075, LOT: 0044). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 797,846.27 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 1559-08. JEFFREY R. MILLER, ESQ., REFEREE. MCCABE, WEISBERG, & CONWAY, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 145 HUGUENOT STREET - SUITE 210 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801 (914) 6368900 #168893

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF5, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ANDREA WATERMAN, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDG-

MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON MARCH 5, 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 9TH DAY OF MAY, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT APPOINT ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF HART STREET DISTANCE 343 FEET 11 1/3 INCHES SOUTHWEST FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF HART STREET AND THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF EVERGREEN AVENUE; RUNNING THENCE NORTHWEST AND AT RIGHT ANGLES TO HART STREET, 95 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWEST AND PARALLEL WITH HART STREET, 18 FEET 11 1/3 INCHES; THENCE SOUTHEAST AND AT RIGHT ANGLES TO HART STREET, 95 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF HART STREET; THENCE NORTHEAST ALONG THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF HART STREET, 18 FEET 11 1/3 INCHES TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 537 HART STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11221-2633. BLOCK: 3215, LOT: 44) APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 1,028,827.62 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 11612-07. ZVI ARYEH STORCH, ESQ., REFEREE. ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 10 BANK STREET - SUITE 700 WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK 10606 (914) 949-2574 #168894

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-9, PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARIE RICHARDSON, DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON FEBRUARY 11, 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 9TH DAY OF MAY, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 389 NEW JERSEY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11207. (BLOCK: 3756, LOT: 6). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 658,176.38 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 24670-08. GREGORY T. CERCHIONE, ESQ., REFEREE. MCCABE, WEISBERG, & CONWAY, P.C. ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 145 HUGUENOT STREET - SUITE 210 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801 (914) 636-8900 #168892

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST SERIES 2007-1, PLAINTIFF AGAINST LAUREEN CONWAY, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 10/25/17 AND ENTERED ON 10/31/17, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 09, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 1011 WARWICK STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. 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: 4402, LOT: 42. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $604,077.78 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 020153/2009. GREGORY M. LASPINA, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #16888


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2nd department/ public legal notices NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, PLAINTIFF AGAINST CARLYLE EBANKS, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 1/19/2017 AND ENTERED ON 2/10/2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 09, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 649 PINE STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11208. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4462, LOT: 48, 49 AND 50. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $866,675.79 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 11918/2007. BRUNO F. CODISPOTI, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #168888

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. NYCTL 2006-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLTF. VS. DWIGHT REDLEY, ET AL, DEFTS. INDEX #8397/09. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED DEC. 29, 2017 AND THE ORDER OF HON. MARK I. PARNOW, J.S.C. ENTERED FEB. 11, 2019, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS ST., BROOKLYN, NY ON THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREM. K/A 950 UTICA AVE., BROOKLYN, NY A/K/A 4721 AND LOT 11. APPROX. AMT. OF JUDGMENT IS $16,892.27 PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. SOLD SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. STEPHEN A. SPINELLI, REFEREE. THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP, P.C. F/K/A THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN D. DELLO-IACONO, ATTYS. FOR PLTF., 105 MAXESS ROAD, STE. 205, MELVILLE, NY. FILE NO. 09076648. #96632 #168337

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF -AGAINST- EDI ASSIS, VICTOR ASSIS, SHARON PASTERAK, DEBORA RAYMOND, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN AND DATED JANUARY 30, 2019, I, THE

UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 9, 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 EASTERLY SIDE OF KINGS PLACE, DISTANT 246 FEET 10 INCHES SOUTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY SIDE OF KINGS PLACE AND THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF KINGS HIGHWAY; BEING A PLOT 100 FEET BY 20 FEET BY 100 FEET BY 20 FEET. BLOCK: 6678 LOT: 102 SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 31 KINGS PLACE, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $973,635.42 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGEE OR THE MORTGAGEE’S ATTORNEY. INDEX NUMBER 502077/2014. DOMINICK J. MINGIONE, ESQ., REFEREE DAVID A. GALLO & ASSOCIATES LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 99 POWERHOUSE ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY 11577 FILE# 5025.687 #168958

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR IMPAC REAL ESTATE ASSET TRUST SERIES 2006-SD1, PLAINTIFF AGAINST GAETANE GUIRAND; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED JANUARY 12, 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 MAY 9, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 1353 EAST 49TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234. 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 7797 LOT 45. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $791,628.84 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX# 37825/2006. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., BORCHERT & LASPINA P.C., REFEREE SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR THE PLAINTIFF 175 MILE CROSSING BOULEVARD ROCH-

ESTER, NEW YORK 14624 (877) 4304792 DATED: MARCH 29, 2019 FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832 #169071

COURSE, SUITE 310, WESTBURY, NEW YORK 11590, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF. #168770

SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION

PROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $880,506.38 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 1277-2009. STEPHEN A. SPINELLI, ESQ., REFEREE XCHJC226 #169003

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR MFRA TRUST 2014-2, PLAINTIFF AGAINST DOMINGO A. ALMONTE AKA DOMINGO ALMONTE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED JANUARY 03, 2019 I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, ON MAY 09, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 573 CRESCENT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11208. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 4252, LOT 11. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $883,785.47 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT FOR INDEX# 506374/2014. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 62444 #169059

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ONETA O. HOLAS A/K/A OLGA ONETA HOLAS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SURVIVING SPOUSE OF LOCKSLEY HOLAS A/K/A LOCKALEY HOLAS, 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 JANUARY 22, 2019, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11201 ON MAY 9, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 856 HANCOCK STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11233. BLOCK 1490 LOT 33. 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. AP-

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFFS -AGAINST- CORAL REALTY CORP., ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED HEREIN ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY ON MAY 9, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M. PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS BLOCK 7014 LOT 51 ON THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSMENT MAP. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 2423 MERMAID AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $17,724.83 PLUS INTEREST & COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NUMBER 501100/2016. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., REFEREE PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFFS 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1400, ROCHESTER, NY 14614 #168961

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, V. ERIC FONTAN; ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE DATED JANUARY 10, 2019, AND ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, WHEREIN NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC IS THE PLAINTIFF AND ERIC FONTAN; ET AL. ARE THE DEFENDANTS. I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON MAY 9, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 47 BEACON COURT, BROOKLYN, NY 11229: BLOCK 8900, LOT 968: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED SITUATE LYING AND BEING AT GERRITSEN BEACH, SHEEPSHEAD BAY 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 # 12825/2009. JEFFREY MILLER, ESQ. - REFEREE. RAS BORISKIN, LLC 900 MERCHANTS CON-

FILE NO.2001-3054/A SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK LAURA MILCHMAN AS FIDUCIARY OF THE ESTATE OF GERTIE BOLTER ALBERT GRANT LEONARD GOLDEN MATTHEW GOLDEN JON KANTOR PAUL KANTOR LILLIAN MORRIS, DANIEL STONE, SYLVIA WESTON, AND ROSE JETTER, AS DISTRIBUTEES OF ALBERT GREENBERG, THE DECEDENT HEREIN, IF LIVING, AND IF THEY BE DEAD, TO THEIR HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEES WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN AND IF THEY DIED SUBSEQUENT TO THE DECEDENT HEREIN, TO THEIR EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN AND CANNOT AFTER DILIGENT INQUIRY BE ASCERTAINED, A FOURTH AMENDED PETITION AND A FOURTH AMENDED ACCOUNT HAVING BEEN DULY FILED BY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR KINGS COUNTY, WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 144, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, UNITED STATES. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE BEFORE THE SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY, AT 2 JOHNSON STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ON MAY 23, 2019, AT 09:30 O’CLOCK IN THE FORE NOON OF THAT DAY, WHY THE ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR KINGS COUNTY, A SUMMARY OF WHICH HAS BEEN SERVED HEREWITH, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ALBERT GREENBERG, SHOULD NOT BE JUDICIALLY SETTLED. [X] FURTHER RELIEF SOUGHT (IF ANY): (A) WHY THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY SHOULD NOT BE PAID HIS COMMISSIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,564.92 AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULE I OF THE ACCOUNT, OR SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS THE COURT MAY FIX AND DETERMINE; (B) WHY THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY SHOULD NOT BE PAID HIS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES IN THE AMOUNT OF $854.97 AS SET FORTH IN SCHEDULE J OF THE ACCOUNT, OR SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS THE COURT MAY FIX AND DETERMINE; (C) WHY THE COURT SHOULD NOT FIX, DETERMINE AND APPROVE THE LEGAL FEES OF LEWIS & FIORE ESQS COUNSEL TO PETITIONER, IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,822.05 AS SHOWN IN SCHEDULE J OF THE ACCOUNT, OR SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS THE COURT MAY FIX AND DETERMINE; (D) WHY THE CLAIM OF THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, IF ANY, SHOULD NOT BE FIXED AND DETERMINED OR IF NOT SO FIXED AND DETERMINED, DEEMED REJECTED; (E) WHY THE

CLAIM OF THE NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION, IF ANY, SHOULD NOT BE FIXED AND DETERMINED, OR IF NOT SO FIXED AND DETERMINED, DEEMED REJECTED (F) WHY THE PETITIONER SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO DISTRIBUTE THE NET ESTATE TO THE DECEDENT’S DISTRIBUTEE(S), AS DETERMINED BY THE COURT IN THE DECREE DATED DECEMBER 22, 2003 AS THEIR INTERESTS MAY APPEAR, AND TO DEPOSIT ANY AMOUNT NOT SO DISTRIBUTED WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO BE HELD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR UNKNOWN DISTRIBUTEES; (G) WHY THE PETITIONER SHOULD NOT UPON FULLY COMPLYING WITH THE DECREE TO BE MADE IN THIS PROCEEDING, BE RELEASED AND DISCHARGED OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PETITIONER’S ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS AS ADMINISTRATOR AS SET FORTH AND EMBRACED IN SAID ACCOUNT AND THE COURT GRANT SUCH OTHER AND FURTHER RELIEF AS IT DEEMS JUST AND PROPER. (H) WHY THE PETITIONER SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO RESERVE SUBJECT TO COURT APPROVAL SUCH AMOUNT AS COUNSEL RECOMMENDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF FEDERAL AND/OR STATE FIDUCIARY TAX RETURNS AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF ANY TAX THAT MAY BE DUE. DATED, ATTESTED, AND SEALED, APRIL 5, 2019 HON. HON. HARRIET L. THOMPSON, SURROGATE DOREEN A. QUINN, CHIEF CLERK SEAL CHIEF CLERK CHARLES G. FIORE ATTORNEY NAME LEWIS & FIORE FIRM (212) 285-2290 TELEPHONE 225 BROADWAY SUITE 3300, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10007 ADDRESS NOTE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IT WILL BE ASSUMED THAT YOU DO NOT OBJECT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY APPEAR FOR YOU, AND YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MAY REQUEST A COPY OF THE FULL ACCOUNT FROM THE PETITIONER OR PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY. 22NYCRR SEC. 207.7 PROOF OF SERVICE OF PROCESS SHALL BE FILED ON OR BEFORE THE SECOND DAY PRECEDING THE RETURN DATE. SUMMARY PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT CHARGES: SCHEDULE A PRINCIPAL RECEIVED 68,685.89 SCHEDULE A-1 REALIZED INCREASES IN PRINCIPAL 0.00 SCHEDULE A-2 INCOME COLLECTED 16,811.52 TOTAL CHARGES $85,497.41 $85,497.41 CREDITS: SCHEDULE B REALIZED DECREASES IN PRINCIPAL 0.00 SCHEDULE C FUNERAL AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES 10,833.03 SCHEDULE D CREDITOR’S CLAIMS ACTUALLY PAID 0.00 SCHEDULE E DISTRIBUTIONS OF PRINCIPAL 0.00 TOTAL CREDITS $10,833.03 $10,833.03 CHARGES MINUS CREDITS $74,664.38 PRINCIPAL BALANCE ON HAND: SCHEDULE G PRINCIPAL BALANCE ON HAND $76,484.09 #169325

2nd department / new business Formations 11205

LA LEGION LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: LA LEGION LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 03/06/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS LA LEGION LLC 195 WILLOUGHBY AVENUE APT.409 BROOKLYN, NY, 11205. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #169670

11206

LORIMER DESIGN LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: LORIMER DESIGN LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 03/12/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST

IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/ HER IS THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 29 MOORE ST. APT 13N BROOKLYN, NY, 11206. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168504

11213

NATTI FRIKA LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: NATTI FRIKA LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 12/20/2018. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS NATTI FRIKA LLC, 467 HERKIMER ST., APT. 1 BROOKLYN, NY, 11213. PURPOSE/ CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168984

11226

TAMMYS NAIL UTOPIA LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: TAMMYS NAIL UTOPIA LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 11/14/2018. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS TAMARA OLLIVIERRE 3324 CHURCH AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY, 11226. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.

IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/ HER IS MOSHULU PARKWAY LLC 430 CLINTON AVENUE, APT. 3E BROOKLYN, NY, 11238. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168355

766 55 STREET REALTY LLC

766 55 STREET REALTY LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 02/12/19. OFFICE: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO THE LLC, 766 55TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11220. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #168552

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11238

MOSHULU PARKWAY LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: MOSHULU PARKWAY LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 02/14/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST

6502 13 LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 6502 13 LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 3/6/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 8649 17TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11214. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168744

GOURMET FRESH 2, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GOURMET FRESH 2, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 3/7/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 530 86TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11209. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #168795

DIRECT CARE MANAGEMENT, LLC

1037 61ST STREET LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1037 61ST STREET LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 2/27/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 1159 67TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11219. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #169219

1039 61ST STREET LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DIRECT CARE MANAGEMENT, LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 3/27/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O AGNES SHEMIA AND JEFFREY SHEMIA, 6520 NEW UTRECHT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11219. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT OR ACTIVITY.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1039 61ST STREET LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 2/27/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 1159 67TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11219. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

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rooklyn foodies came out to play on April 10 at the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)’s 2019 Taste of Fifth. The event, held annually at the Grand Prospect Hall (263 Prospect Ave.), showcased more than 50 of the neighborhood’s best bars and restaurants, all of them on deck to serve up their favorite fares to hungry ticket-holders. ebrooklyn media/Photos by Michael O’Neil

Say yum! Samples of specialties from more than 50 eateries in Park Slope were offered up at this year’s Taste of Fifth. Brooklyn

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Tickets cost $60, with $20 from each going to a local charity of the purchaser’s choice. Participating eateries this year included, among others, Albero dei Gelati, Artichoke Pizza, Benchmark, Besito Restaurant & Bar, Blue Sky Bakery, Bogota Latin Bistro, Bowl & Blade, Bricolage, Buttermilk Bakeshop, Calexico, Chela, Chu Tea, Coco Roco, Culture, Down to Earth Markets, The Dram Shop, Empanada Loca, Everyman Espresso, FD Wines, Gristmill, Kos Kaffe, La Villa Pizzeria, Le French Tart, Le Succulent, Le Mistral, Lizzie

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IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/ HER IS GIANA DEGEISO 38 DIKEMAN ST., APT. 1 BROOKLYN, NY, 11231. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #167704

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Sky Ice, South, Subs n Stuff, Tambour, The Chocolate Room, The Gate, The Monro, Terre BK, Vario 408, V Spot, Wild and Zula Wines. This year’s foodfest also included a plethora of live music and entertaining, including a thrilling — and interactive — performance by FogoAzul, the city’s first all-female drumline. Guests also had more alcohol to choose from than ever before with a handful of local distillers and breweries on tap. “It’s my favorite event of the year,” rejoiced one reveler.

FILED SEC’Y OF STATE (SSNY) 3/25/19. OFF. LOC: KINGS CO. LLC ORG. IN DE 3/20/19. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROC. AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROC. TO C/O LONICERA PARTNERS LLC, 31 SMITH ST, FLR 2, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. DE OFF. ADDR.: 160 GREENTREE DR., STE 101, DOVER, DE 19904. CERT OF FORM. ON FILE: SSDE, TOWNSEND BLDG., DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #169624

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SHOULD NOT BE MADE IN THE ESTATE OF VERONICA STUMPF, LATELY DOMICILED AT 132 MARINE AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11209, ADMITTING TO PROBATE A WILL DATED AUGUST 2, 2014, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED, AS THE WILL OF VERONICA STUMPF, DECEASED, RELATING TO REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND DIRECTING THAT LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ISSUE TO BARBARA KELLYDATED, ATTESTED AND SEALED APRIL 16, 2019 HON. HARRIET L. THOMPSON SURROGATE, DOREEN A. QUINN CHIEF CLERK, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: DAVID P. FALLON, 631567-0340, 53 MAIN STREET, SAYVILLE, NY 11782. [NOTE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IT WILL BE ASSUMED YOU DO NOT OBJECT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY APPEAR FOR YOU.] #169566


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