VOLUME 67 NUMBER 28 • JULY 19-25, 2019
Columnists Ted General, Charles Otey, Gerard Kassar & Jay Brown sound off • Pages 13-15
WHAT’S NEWS OLD NATHAN’S SITE TO BECOME A SCHOOL
The nearly 20,000-square-foot property, at 650 86th Street, has been purchased by the School Construction Authority for $25 million, according to the deed for the site, approximately twice what its buyer, “660 86 LLC,” paid for it. A 600-seat middle school is planned for the location. For more on this story, see page 2.
LONGTIME BAY RIDGE EATERY CIRCLES IS NO MORE
The closure of the restaurant, which had recently moved into a new space a couple of blocks from its original location at the corner of Third Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue, surprised local business and civic leaders, but the real estate agent handling the property told this paper that the decision had arisen after one of the restaurant’s chefs died. For more on this story, see page 4.
A “SOPRANOS” STAR PAID A RECENT VISIT TO GRAVESEND
Vincent Pastore was the guest of honor at a block party marking his birthday that was held outside Our Lady of Grace Church on Saturday, July 13. The party — a fundraiser for the church — was hosted by local actor William DeMeo and Michele Frantzeskos’s Entertainment and Consultant Inc., and featured lots of local eats. For more on this story, see page 12INB.
A CONEY ISLAND STREET NAMED AFTER A LOCAL HERO
The corner of Surf Avenue and West 12th Street was co-named on Monday, July 15 in memory of P.O. Leon Fox, who was killed there in the line of duty in 1941. Among those present for the ceremony were Fox’s son, who was seven when his father was killed, and 92-year-old Leo Katz, who was a school child at the time who Fox used to shepherd across the street to keep him safe. For more on this story, see page 4.
PIUSH FOR FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTH BROOKLYN BUSES
BOARD 11 BOASTS HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF FOREIGN-BORN PEOPLE IN ALL OF BROOKLYN
iIn Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Mapleton and the portions of Gravesend within the board’s boundaries, 56 percent of residents are immigrants, according to the city’s Department of Health. Among them, according to CB 11 Chair Bill Guarinello, are populations of Asians, Russians and Latinos, joining immigrants from other countries that have been settled in the area for longer. For more on this story, go to brooklynreporter.com.
POL NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF SANTA ROSALIA FESTIVAL
Councilmember Justin Brannan — whose forebears came from Naples — was awarded the honor, succeeding another native son, Carlo Scissura, the president of the New York Building Congress, who served in the post last year. The festival will take place along 18th Avenue, between 67th and 75th streets, from Aug. 22 through Sept. 1. For more on this story, go to brooklynreporter.com.
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Representatives Max Rose, Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velázquez and Hakeem Jeffries have called on the Federal Transit Administration to underwrite the addition of bus bulbs and bus pads at bus stops on 86th Street and Bay Parkway, to improve safety along the heavily-used routes, and to make it easier for the elderly and those with disabilities to use the buses. For more on this story, go to brooklynreporter.com.
Ilene Sacco: The strength behind the 3 Ave. stroll
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See page 2, and see page 8 for coverage of the first Summer Stroll of 2019
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Empire State Bank Assistant Vice President Esmeralda Xheleshi (right) greeted Home Reporter Executive Marc Hibsher at the Summer Stroll on 3rd last Friday, along with a few thousand others who came to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bay Ridge’s biggest summertime block party. Xheleshi and her team handed out valuable information about their popular Third Avenue business.
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Community leader Ilene Sacco: the strength behind the stroll BY JOHN ALEXANDER
Ilene Sacco has been a civic leader in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights for nearly three decades. Her good works and deeds have impacted almost every local organization imaginable. The former president of the 68th Precinct Community Council and the Bay Ridge Community Council, and board member of the Dyker Heights Civic Association, the Bay Ridge Lions Club and Reaching-Out Community Services, is also the force behind the popular Bay Ridge Third Avenue Summer Stroll series that runs for four weeks during the summer months. Throughout her career, she has continuously helped foster strong relations within the south Brooklyn neighborhoods, most notably between residents and the police, especially during her tenure working with the 68th Precinct. Thanks to her leadership skills, coupled with the help of various board members through the years, the 68th Precinct Community Council became one of the more prominent and active organi-
zations in the community. Sacco was born and raised in Queens but fell in love with Brooklyn, especially Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, in the early ‘90s when she started working for the Kings County DA’s Office as director of special projects. Sacco earned her law degree from New York Law School in 1994 and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College. She is an attorney and currently works for the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. As director of this unit, she manages almost $1 billion worth of services that help those with developmental disabilities. Prior to that she was the deputy of community relations in the New York City Comptroller’s Office, counsel and director of the Brooklyn Office for City Councilmember James Oddo, and also served as counsel to Primary Land Title Company. Sacco has received numerous awards and citations for her service including being honored by the NIA, one of the largest service organizations in the community.
She was also recognized in a Unit Citation that was given to the 68th Precinct from the NYPD. Sacco was instrumental in that organization’s annual National Night Out Against Crime that ultimately became one of the largest Night Out events in the entire city, with attendance going over 5,000 people yearly. She is a board member of the Dyker Heights Civic Association and of the Resource Training Center, a co-administrator of the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund, a longstanding member and current treasurer of the Ragamuffin Parade committee and a board member on the 68th Precinct Community Council. She also works closely with the Merchants of Third Avenue with whom she is coordinating Summer Stroll for the fourth year. Sacco currently resides in Dyker Heights with her husband John Walsh, an accountant, and they are currently working on adopting their first child. For coverage of last week’s Summer Stroll, please turn to page 8.
Home plot in Dyker Heights. But, not all buys break the bank. The former site of St. Rosalia Church, also in Dyker Heights — cost the SCA just under $10 million in February. One month before, the SCA purchased a property in Sunset Park for just $1.25 million. Looking at size and scope, the old St. Rosalia Church is slated to become a 350-seat primary school, while the Nathan’s site will serve close to double the students. Meanwhile, the Spruce Street site is now home
to P.S. 397, a pre-K-8 school of the same enrollment size (just under 600) that makes the newest District 20 site feel like a steal. Councilmember Justin Brannan, who represents Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and parts of Bensonhurst, said the price is worth paying. “We must continue to do whatever we can to improve education for all of our children. Failure to improve our schools is simply not an option,” he told this paper. A phone call to a number
associated with Allied Properties was not returned. (Its answering machine thanked this paper for contacting “Axiom Management..”) The Department of Education also did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesperson for the SCA said Monday that there was competition for the site: Ziss had been offered a 10-year lease with renewal options by a potential tenant, which the spokesperson said was a major national grocer.
Ilene Sacco, right, with Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, in 2017, when she was honored by the Bay Ridge Community Council. ebrooklyn media/file photo
Nathan’s Famous buyer sold property to city for twice the price BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK
The buyer-turned-seller of a storied Nathan’s Famous made a pretty penny in the trade-off to the city’s School Construction Authority, according to city records. The nearly 20,000-squarefoot property at 650 86th St. — on the border of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights — had been an outpost of the fast food giant for more than four decades. It was sold in October 2018 to “660 86 LLC,” which sources at the time said pointed to Efthimios Zisimopoulos, a.k.a. Tim Ziss, of Allied Properties. An Agreement of Sale confirms Ziss’ affiliation, and a new deed for the property, dated June 25, shows that — while he paid approximately $12.25 million for the property — the SCA
dished out about double. The agency, which is responsible for the acquisition, design and construction of public schools in New York City, paid $25 million for the site, according to the deed. Earlier this year, it was announced that the corner plot would become a nearly 600seat middle school in one of the city’s most notoriously overcrowded school districts. District 20 — which encompasses Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and portions of Bensonhurst, Sunset Park and Borough Park — has a shortfall of nearly 11,000 seats, SCA reps said at a contentious public hearing on the site in March. While residents argued against the site’s location (citing pedestrian safety, congestion and parking, among other issues), SCA spokesperson Tamar Smith stressed the urgent need for more schools
in the area. (Smith did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.) According to city records, while the Nathan’s site is among the most expensive of the SCA’s latest acquisitions, it has handed over as much as $75 million in the past for a Manhattan site on Spruce Street. Earlier this year, it paid $20 million for a large site in Staten Island, and another $17.5 million for the school it plans to build on just part of the massive Angel Guardian
The site of the 86th Street Nathan’s has been sold to the city by the developer who bought it for twice his purchase price; a new school will be built there. ebrooklyn media/file photo
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13th annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar filled Shore Road Park with cultural pride BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
It was a spectacular day in Shore Road Park on Sunday, July 14 as the Arab American community gathered to celebrate their culture and heritage in Bay Ridge at the 13th Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar, a well-attended celebration of Arab American culture and heritage. There were live musical performances, food stations, henna artists, calligraphists, vendors, as well as face painting and other activities for the kids. Guests were met with the sweet smell of Middle Eastern food favorites such as shish kabob, kibbeh, falafel, tabbouleh, spinach pies and kafta. Among the elected officials and civic leaders attending were Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus; City Councilmember
Justin Brannan; Capt. Robert Conwell, commanding officer of the 68th Precinct; Dr. Habib Joudeh, chief executive officer of the Artisans of Medicine and Arab American Association Vice President; and community activist Linda Sarsour. “It’s a great feeling to be here today,” said Joudeh, a community leader and activist who owns two pharmacies in Bay Ridge. “We have a large attendance and a lot of people around us and we’re very grateful for everyone stopping by.” “I like to think of Bay Ridge as the original home to everyone from everywhere, and it’s organizations like the Arab American Association of New York that keep that feeling alive,” Brannan said. Frontus said she was elated to attend the event. “Fantastic music, dancing and food — this is why people love Bay Ridge,” she said.
Dancing was a big part of the event.
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A street in Coney co-named after beloved Brooklyn cop, Leon Fox BY GABRIELLE GUZ
Nearly 80 years after Police Officer Leon Fox was killed there in the line of duty, the corner of Surf Avenue and West 12th Street was conamed in his memory on Monday, July 15. Around 100 local residents, police and city officials, friends and family members gathered to celebrate Fox’s life and legacy at a poignant ceremony at the intersection, moments before the unveiling of the street sign for “Leon Fox Way.” In February 1941, Fox was escorting the manager of a Coney Island movie theater to the bank to deposit the day’s earnings. As they neared the
bank, three men approached them and grabbed the manager’s suitcase. They fired at Fox at least six times, then got into their vehicle and drove away. Already seriously wounded, Fox shot at the suspects as they fled. He was later pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital. Fox served at the 60th Precinct for a decade. “For several years now, we have planned and prepared for this day, understanding how important it is to present Police Officer Leon Fox’s story,” said City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, who represents the 48th Council District. “The man was known and loved by thousands of local residents, and it seemed inconceivable that he was gone.”
Beloved Bay Ridge bistro Circles Café has closed for good BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER @BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM
It seems like Circles Café and Grill has been a part of the fabric of the Bay Ridge neighborhood since it first opened its doors in 1976. Now the beloved bistro has quietly closed the doors of its most recent location, 6931 Third Ave., and disconnected the phone. The restaurant’s original location was at 310 Bay Ridge Ave. The owners opened an additional shop at 9023 Third Ave., where it remained until 2015 before being replaced by Pipin’s Pub, which itself had relocated from its original home of over four decades at 97th Street and Third Avenue. When the Bay Ridge Avenue Circles closed, it moved to the space once occupied by Cangiano’s Pork
Store, which shut its doors in October 2011. Moe Sayed, a real estate broker whose company Realtynerd is listing the property, confirmed that Circles has officially closed. “One of their chefs died this past year and they decided to close the business,” Sayed told this paper. City Councilmember Justin Brannan was surprised by the news. “Last I heard, they had hooked up with a new partner and were looking good,” Brannan told this paper. Bob Howe, president of the Merchants of Third Avenue, said he knew one of the owners, John Fahy, and was surprised to hear the news. “We’re sorry to see them go and hopefully they will open again in some shape or form along the avenue in the near future,” Howe said.
According to Deutsch, it was Police Officer Albert Mammon’s idea to name the street after Fox. When he was assigned to the 60th Precinct several years ago, Mammon learned of the story and urged the councilmember to sponsor legislation to co-name the street in Fox’s honor. Deutsch added, “At a time when police officers are under so much scrutiny… it is so important that we show our respect and gratitude to the difficult job that they do each and every day.” Gerald Fox, who now lives in California and is Fox’s only son, was just seven years old when his dad perished. “It was a terrible, terrible thing that happened to him,” Fox said. He said his mother remarried several times subsequently, but her love for his father was undying. Before she died at a nursing home, she reportedly told her son, “Remember your father. He was my first and only true love.” After Mammon recited Kaddish, a Jewish prayer for
Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, right, with some of those who gathered with him to celebrate the naming of Leon Fox Way. Photo courtesy of Councilmember Chaim Deutsch the deceased, the crowd walked over to the street corner to witness the unveiling of the sign.
“[Officer Fox] was known to be a good man and a good cop, who left a significant impact on his fellow
Brooklynites,” said Deutsch. “That legacy will never be forgotten, and that street sign will make sure of it.”
Search begins for new executive director of Riders Alliance
Co-founder John Raskin is leaving his post By PAULA KATINAS
One of New York’s leading transit advocacy groups is looking for a new leader. John Raskin, co-founder and executive director of the Riders Alliance, recently announced he is leaving his post at the end of the year. Raskin, who lives in downtown Brooklyn, has served at the helm since he helped launch the group seven years ago. Under Raskin’s leadership, the Riders Alliance successfully fought for congestion pric-
ing to raise revenue for the city’s troubled transit system and the Fair Fares program, in which poverty-stricken New Yorkers can purchase MetroCards at half price. “I will miss working every day with this extraordinary team, and I will miss our dedicated members who have contributed time and sweat and dollars and everything else to build up the Riders Alliance and win significant victories for public transportation,” Raskin said. Founded in 2012, the Riders Alliance has more than 1,000
members and a staff of 10 employees. The group operates with an annual budget of $1.5 million. Prior to founding the Riders Alliance, Raskin served as chief of staff to Daniel Squadron when Squadron was a Democratic state senator representing Brooklyn Heights. The Riders Alliance became well known for its innovative and attention-grabbing tactics aimed at convincing Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and lawmakers to work to improve transit service. The organization introduced the hashtag #CuomosMTA to
bring attention to deteriorating subway service and had members ride the trains with a cardboard cutout of Cuomo to demonstrate how the governor holds sway over the MTA. The Riders Alliance is conducting a search for Raskin’s successor and has posted the job listing for executive director at www.ridersny.org/jobs. Raskin vowed to stay involved in the organization. “I will continue as a dedicated member, because I believe deeply in the need to fix our transit system and the capacity of this powerful grassroots movement to make it happen,” he said.
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Argument leads to stabbing in Bay Ridge, two victims listed in stable condition
BY VICTOR PORCELLI EDITORIAL @BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
One man was taken into surgery with a stomach injury and another nursed a wounded arm after an argument turned violent in Bay Ridge on Monday, according to a police source. The two men were stabbed
around 4:45 p.m. on the corner of 78th Street and Fifth Avenue in the 68th precinct. The two victims were arguing with the perpetrator when he quickly slashed the two — one in the left arm and one in the stomach — and fled the scene, police said. The 58-year-old man who was stabbed in the stomach was taken into surgery at NYU Langone
Hospital-Brooklyn and is now in stable condition. Footage taken after the incident shows the second victim leading police to the nearby bodega and motioning down 78th street towards Fourth Avenue, potentially pointing to where the perpetrator fled. According to police, the investigation is ongoing.
The scene of the stabbing.
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Police seek two men in Sunset Park bodega robbery BY ALEX WILLIAMSON
The NYPD is seeking two male suspects for questioning in connection with the June 28 robbery of a Sunset Park corner store. According to the NYPD, the suspects allegedly arrived at the closed shop at 5101 Sixth Ave. in the 72nd Precinct around 4 a.m. and used a bolt cutter to break through the locks on the front gate. They forced the door open using a pry bar and entered the store, from which they stole roughly $3,000 in cash, plus Lotto tickets valued at approximately $200, before fleeing the area. The men are described as Hispanic males between 3040 years of age. In the shop’s surveillance footage from the night of the robbery, the suspects wore hooded sweatshirts. The NYPD is asking anyone with information about the men’s identities to call the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). For Spanish, call 1888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted anonymously on the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
arrests have been made. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. NEARLY 5K BURGLARY: A home on 67th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues was broken into on July 11 and nearly $5,000 worth of stuff was taken. Cops say the resident, a 24-year-old woman, got home from work around 7:44 p.m. and saw the front door was open. Once inside, she saw that the unknown crook had stolen bracelets, chains necklaces, perfume and purses worth around $4,790. Police found no signs of forced entry. No
GOLD DIGGER: An apartment near 98th Street and Shore Road was broken into on July 11 around 12:22 a.m. and the unknown thief made off with over $15,000 of items, including $1,600 cash and $14,000 worth of gold jewelry, belonging to the 59-year-old woman who lives there. Cops say the crook broke in through the fire escape window, pushing in the air conditioner. The perp left through the front door. No arrests have been made. FOUR ATTACK ONE: A 21-year-old man was attacked by four men at Shore Road
and 96th Street on July 9 around 1 p.m. According to reports, the suspects, all described to be in their mid20s, grabbed his head and smashed it against the concrete floor. No arrests have been made. MAN BEATEN WITH BAT, BRASS KNUCKLES: A 21-year-old man was attacked by two men on 86th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues on July 8 at around 9 p.m. Cops say the man was standing outside his home speaking with a friend when the two suspects — both of whom were known by the victim — ran up to him, and struck him in the head and body with a bat and brass
knuckles. One of the suspects is described as a 21-year-old man, around 6’0”. The other suspect is around 25 years old and also around 6’0”. The victim sustained swelling and cuts to the head, and broken teeth. No arrests have been made. BAD HAIR DAY: A hair salon at Third Avenue and 76th Street was broken into on July 8, at around noon, and around $900 was stolen, according to police. Cops say the crook got in by pushing in an air conditioner in the side window, and stole the cash from the bottom drawer underneath the cash register. No arrests have been made.
Surveillance images of the suspects. Photos courtesy of the NYPD
The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. CROOK STEALS CASH FROM CAR: A car parked on 85th Street between 19th and 20th Avenues was broken into on July 4, according to cops who say the owner, a 55-year-old man, left the vehicle in his driveway around noon. Sometime later that day, $300 and credit cards taken from inside the car. No arrests have been made. VASE ATTACK: A 36year-old woman was arrested for allegedly hitting her 63year-old father in the head with
a glass vase on July 5 at around 7:45 p.m. According to the police, the alleged assailant’s father told them that she suffers from depression. The alleged assault occurred inside an apartment on 23rd Avenue between Benson and Cropsey avenues. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for treatment. BAD DELIVERY: A wallet containing over $1,000 was stolen on July 5 after its owner, a 31-year-old man, dropped it in front of his home near 67th Street and 17th Avenue as he got out of his car. Surveillance video shows a male USPS employee picking up the wallet and walking away with it. No arrests have been made.
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Record crowd of revelers enjoys Third Avenue Summer Stroll
William O’Connor with his boys Rocco and Mason.
The event drew a huge crowd.
BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
he avenue was packed on Friday night, July 12 as revelers took to the streets to enjoy the first night of this year’s annual Summer Stroll series. It was a sea of people walking along Third Avenue in Bay Ridge between 80th and 90th streets with an array of food, music, entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. Restaurants along the strip had bands playing and outdoor seating so strollers could stop and take in the sights. Outside Chadwick’s Restaurant at 88th Street, a band played while people danced in the street. Bay Ridge’s Summer Stroll is part of DOT’s Weekend Walks program, which was created to allow communities to use streets as public spaces. The event was presented by the Merchants of Third Avenue along with state Sen. Andrew
There was dancing in the streets.
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Councilmember Justin Brannan joined a group of strollers including Carlo Scissura and Arthur Melnick. Gounardes and City Councilmember Justin Brannan. Among the highlights of the stroll was the BookMark Shoppe at 84th Street where five authors — including Jenna Gavigan, who was signing copies of her new children’s book “LuLu the Broadway Mouse” and Rosella Rago autographing her popular cookbook series “Cooking with Nonna” — greeted strollers as they passed by.
Among the elected officials and community leaders walking along the avenue were Brannan; Rep. Max Rose; Assemblymember Mathlyde Frontus; former Councilmember Vincent Gentile; Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann; Robert Howe, president of the Merchants of Third Avenue; Brian Chin,
Members of the Merchants of Third Avenue posed for a photo.
Tommy Mintz from Kingsborough College showed off his artwork. VP and branch manager at Northfield Bank; Walter Ochoa, president and owner of Right at Home; Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the New York Building Congress; and Summer Stroll organizer Ilene Sacco. “Our events have become some of the biggest in New York City, and models for many other groups,” Sacco told this paper. “The Summer Strolls truly exemplify how well different parts of
our community work together. There are so many moving parts to get through to make the events happen and none of it would be possible without everyone working Brian Chin, right with Hon. together.” Matt D’Emic and family. S a c c o praised the Mer- parents looking for somechants of Third Ave- thing to do with their kids. nue and Howe for his “It’s a wonderful way for leadership, the elected them to spend some quality officials and their time together on a Friday staffs who support evening,” said Otey. “It’s also and work on the events, a chance for them to get out the community board and stroll down the avenue which helps secure per- with their kids and find some mit approvals, the 68th great food in the fine restauPrecinct for helping rants along Third Avenue. keep the strolls safe and Plus there’s face painting, orderly, the volunteers, games and clowns for the the various agencies kids to enjoy,” added Otey. and all the sponsors who The next stroll will take come out and participate. place on Friday, July 19 and “Putting the Summer will run from 68th Street to Strolls together is no 80th Street. easy task, but we all work Freshman lawmaker together because we love Frontus was thrilled to be our community and when participating in the Summer we see an event such as the Stroll. “It was heartening to one that was just held last see so many families out Friday where thousands of walking the bustling streets, people were out celebrating and taking advantage of our wonderful community, everything that Bay Ridge it makes it all worthwhile,” has to offer,” Frontus told added Sacco. this paper. Chuck Otey, one of the “I was happy to speak with founders of the Summer so many constituents and Stroll and executive secre- hear what’s on their minds. tary of the Merchants of Bay This event showcases why Ridge, said that the stroll there’s no place like Bay was the perfect event for Ridge,” she added.
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BAY RIDGE — The most recent Bay Ridge location of Circles Café and Grill has closed its doors at 6931 Third Ave. and disconnected its phone, according to Brookynreporter.com. The restaurant’s original location, which opened in 1976 was 310 Bay Ridge Ave. The owners opened an addition Bay Ridge location at 9023 Third Ave., which lasted until 2015. “One of [Circles’] chefs died this past year, and they decided to close the business,” Moe Sayed, a real estate broker who is listing the property, told Brooklynreporter.com. Councilmember Justin Brannan said of Circle’s owners, “They were hard workers who lived in the community and were involved in the community.”
Filming for Paramount Pictures’ live-action adaptation of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant this week, with crews setting up on residential blocks near Malcolm X Boulevard and in a nearby playground. AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bedford-Stuyvesant has turned into a “hotbed of construction,” with about 27 percent of all homes on the market being within a football field’s distance of an active construction site, according to Patch. “Moving to Kings County might not necessarily bring you peace and tranquility, at least in the near term as the borough’s building book continues,” said Nur Gonen, data scientist for Localize.city, a real estate research website. Localize.city warned house- or apartment-hunters, especially those who look at properties at night, to investigate the neighborhood before they sign a lease. According to a Patch survey, Bed-Stuy was Brooklyn’s second-busiest neighborhood, just behind Williamsburg.
BOROUGHWIDE — On Friday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined elected officials and health experts at Borough Hall to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill to include mediation and mindfulness training in a recently announced NYPD Health and Wellness Task Force. Since the beginning of 2019, six police officers have taken their own lives. “The stress and trauma that our police officers face on a daily basis, where they are frequently forced to make life-ordeath decisions, are all too familiar to me as a former NYPD captain and member of the force,” said Adams, speaking at Borough Hall. “The job of a New York City police officer has always been a stressful one, but policing today is more mentally and environmentally taxing that ever before,” added Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch.
BROWNSVILLE — On July 27, 30 Brooklyn kids will get a chance to run their own business, according to Brooklyner. Through the National Lemonade Day program, they have been drafting business plans and learning about finance. Finally, they will sell their lemonade at the Brownsville Recreation Center. Children who participate mainly are referred by the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp., although some sign up individually. “When you see how inspired kids are when they actually start collecting money, it’s a pretty powerful thing,” said Bryan Guadingo, the National Lemonade Day program’s New York City director. Last year’s event was held in McCarren Park in Williamsburg.
BUSHWICK — The MTA has announced that it will cut back L-train overnight service between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction on nights and weekends for the rest of July and for occasional nights and weekends through the end of the year, according to Curbed. Trains are already running only every 20 minutes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. On weeknights, trains won’t run between Lorimer and Broadway Junction from midnight to 5 a.m.; and on weekends, the closure will begin at 10 a.m. The MTA says it needs access to the tracks in Brooklyn to make repairs as part of its over Canarsie Tunnel project. The L train’s East River tunnel was seriously damaged during Superstorm Sandy. While the Lorimer-Broadway Junction stretch of the L train is closed, shuttle buses will be available to straphangers, Curbed said.
CANARSIE — Mozelle Brown, who lost her daughter to bullet mean for someone else two years ago, held a party in Canarsie Park recently to honor those who put her daughter’s killers behind bars, according to PIX11. “You feel like family now,” Brown told the detectives and assistant district attorneys attending the party. After the original shooting, Det. Philip Facenda of the 81st Precinct and Det. Thomas Pisano of Brooklyn North tracked
the killers down to North Carolina. Last month, Nazir Saunders and Anthony Alexander were convicted of second-degree murder. The gathering released dozens of balloons with shouts of “We love you Chynna,” referring to Chynna Battle, the murder victim.
CONEY ISLAND — The Brooklyn Paper recently listed what it considers Coney Island’s top food spots. They included Al Cavallino, a pizza shop serving “high-end personal pizzas” that opened two months ago; Kitchen 21 in the former Childs Restaurant building, which serves traditional seaside fare such as burgers and seafood with a gourmet twist; Nathan’s Famous, whose hot dogs are synonymous with New York franks for many people; Williams Candy Shop, the home of candy apples and chocolate-covered marshmallows; and Ruby’s Bar and Grill, “your beer and snack go-to while on the beach.” Conspicuous by its absence from this list was Gargiulo’s Italian Restaurant, a few blocks from the amusement district, which has been a high-end attraction for more than 100 years.
CROWN HEIGHTS — MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford thinks handwritten service announcements, such as the hastily scrawled “No Manhattan-Bound Trains” signs found at the President Street station on Crown Heights on Monday, make the subway system “look like a mom-and-pop shop.” The standard 8½-by-11-inch sheets of white paper were the only notices of the closure. Byford added that “Handwritten signs are anathema to me. They are an embarrassment,” according to the New York Post. Station managers have been reminded to stick to official signs.
DYKER HEIGHTS — Five people were injured when a car in Dyker Heights jumped onto the sidewalk and crashed into a deli on Sunday morning, according to ABC7. The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th Avenue and 67th Street. Two people were injured seriously, and three others suffered minor injuries. The victims were taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center.
FORT GREENE — A restored 1850s townhouse in Fort Greene topped luxury real estate sales in Brooklyn last week, according to The Real Deal. The six-bedroom property was sold for $3.9 million. The second most expensive contract was for a condo at 347 Henry St. in Cobble Hill, which went for $3.7 million. Luxury sales in the borough were worth a combined total of $38.9 million,
The Real Deal reported. The properties each averaged 108 days on the market. Stribling, a high-end real estate firm, describes luxury sales as $5 million or higher.
PARK SLOPE — The Park Slope Civic Council and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID are scheduled to present “Art Slope,” a presentation of film shorts, at the Old Stone House in Washington Park on July 19, starting at 8:30. Washington Park is just off Fifth Avenue and Third Street. Eight short films will be shown, and all are suitable for children, according to the Civic Council.
RED HOOK — Forbes recently reviewed an electric car ride one of its writers took in Brooklyn. The electric car in particular was a Porsche Taycan, the luxury brand’s first battery-powered electric vehicle. This Taycan took part in last weekend’s electric-car races on the Red Hook waterfront. The ride wasn’t a cab ride, but a “demo ride” before Sunday’s race. “The Taycan seemed to handle remarkably well,” Forbes reported. “It was stable through corners with minimal body roll, although it did pitch forward under hand braking.” Bear in mind that through much of the demo ride, the Taycan was going forward at triple-digit speeds.
SEA GATE — Registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who has been getting quite a lot of publicity lately due to his reputed ties to President Donald Trump, grew up in Sea Gate, a gated middle-class enclave at the western end of Coney Island, according to the Forward. The family lived across the street from Kenesses Israel, the area’s oldest synagogue. Epstein and his brother Mark were both gifted students in math, and Jeffrey himself was known as a talented musician. Like most kids in the neighborhood, he attended Lafayette High School, which was then largely Italian-American and Jewish. Eventually, Epstein went to college, started teaching at the elite Dalton School and moved to Wall Street. “He never looked back,” the Forward said.
WILLIAMSBURG — The 116 annual Giglio feast is underway in Williamsburg. The feast, dedicated to San Paolino, came to New York from Italy in 1903, according to PIX11. Part of it involves lifting a towering “Giglio” statue. In the past, there were waiting lists for people who wanted to help lift the Giglio. However, many Italians have moved out of Williamsburg in the recent past, and this year the organizers of the feast had to solicit lifters for the 72-foot structure. After outreach efforts, they found 100 new people, according to Giglio lieutenant Neil Dellamonica.
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Seventh annual Play for Pink Golf Tournament raises money for cancer research BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
t was a perfect afternoon to golf for a very good cause on Saturday, July 13 at the seventh annual Play for Pink tournament at Dyker Beach Golf Course. The fundraiser was sponsored by the Brookridge Women’s Golf Club with all proceeds going to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. According to event organizer and Brookridge Women’s Golf Club member Katherine Condon this was their best turnout so far. “It feels awesome to be here,” Condon told this paper. “The weather is perfect and I believe this is our best event ever. We were sold out two weeks ago with 144 players of all levels—from expert to amateur — with men hitting the links as well as women.”
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Conlon was also thrilled that this year’s event raised over $28,000, besting last year’s total of $25,000. “It’s also wonderful that Dyker Beach Golf Course on their own ran different events to collect money for us,” continued Condon. “They donated over $6,300 towards this event and that to me is very special that they would do this for us. I love golf and
it’s just a great event overall.” The day included a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with a cart, hole in one contests and longest drive contests. After playing, golfers enjoyed lunch on the Dyker Beach Golf Club veranda with door prizes, raffles and gifts. This year’s winners were Eddie Gardner, Victoria Gardner, Terry Tarangelo and Maddie Lopez. Dyker Beach Golf Course has been hosting the Brookridge Women’s Golf Club since 1955.
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t was a solemn night to reflect and recall loved ones lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and pay tribute to the heroic first responders who risked their lives to save lives at the twin towers. Over 500 people attended the 12th Heroes Night celebration at the Wall of Remembrance at MCU Park in Coney Island on Friday,
July 12. Those attending the service included families of first responders, 36 probationary firefighters carrying the American flag, the FDNY Ceremonial Unit and the FDNY Emerald Society Bagpipers. The event allows the families of first responders to enjoy a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game following a prayer service at the wall with FDNY Chaplain Msgr.
John Delendick. This year’s tribute honored the memory of Raymond Goffio, FDNY honorary battalion chief and Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance director. First responder Goffio died last year. Goffio’s brother Joe threw out the first pitch at the Cyclones game. “I think the most important thing is that Brooklyn never forgot,” Honorary Deputy Chief with the New
Shelly Goldfeder, who York City Fire Department and founder of the Brook- played a major role in crelyn Wall of Remembrance, ating the Wall of RememSol Moglen, told this paper. brance. “He helped make it “I think it’s a great thing a reality,” Moglen added. that Brooklyn does,” he They also saluted Port added. “We’re not a big op- Authority Officer David eration like Yankee Stadium, Lim who was part of a K-9 team, and his dog, Sirius, but we do everything that the big guys do and we even who was killed on 9/11. Lim have our own flag and that’s attended the ceremony with what the fire probies carry.” his family. Moglen said that the next Moglen explained that the flag is named in honor memorial event — called of former board member “The Night Before” — will
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friendly people is fun and satisfying,” he says. The Brooklyn Eagle stopped by the new location at 89 Fourth Avenue, ﬁve blocks from Barclays Center, where the two-act musical “The Three Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn” is running on weekends (2 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 1). The Eagle is mentioned prominently in the Brooklyn-centric script in Scene 6 and the newspaper is used as a prop as well. The show’s target audience is ages six and up, with plenty of humor adults will appreciate. “Two six-year-olds are among the actors, with the oldest member more than ten times their age, and the family idea is reﬂected literally: the cast includes two brothers who play two of the pigs; a mother and her son have a scene together as an older pig
“All of our baking is done on the premises with recipes passed down from generation to generation,” Giura told this paper. After serving in the U.S. Army for three years, stationed in Korea for two years, Mario had the option of going back to school or returning to work at the bakery. He chose tradition and has spent his career dedicated to making and ensuring the quality of all the product lines found at Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe. All of Savarese’s best-selling items are homemade including old-world Italian pastries that very few bakeries still offer and items such as cremolata, an old Italian ice cream favorite. “Our Italian ices are naturally flavored with bits of fresh fruit,” Giura explained. “Savarese is family-run which makes it more gratifying when our customers leave our store with their favorite delicacies,” Giura continued. “Savarese stands out because all our baked goods are handmade as old, traditional works of art. Our ingredients are the freshest. Being successful shows how much passion and devotion pay off,” he added.
Play Nice Theatre has begun its season of lighthearted musicals with positive, life-aﬃrming messages about cooperation and kindness. And they’re looking for their July/August cast, musicians, and backstage helpers. Relocated from Manhattan, this all-volunteer company’s rehearsals and meetings reﬂect their mission and message by encouraging its mixed-generation cast and crew (ages 6 to 106) to interact socially and share stories of their own lives on and oﬀ stage. In a welcoming atmosphere, the experienced and new Play Nice actors and crew are encouraged to come early and linger after assigned rehearsal slots in order to get to know each other, help each other memorize their lines, do school homework and play games. Some may choose to help with scenery painting or prop-making. All ticket sales from main stage shows ($10 admission) is donated to local charities, a prime motivation for many participants who ﬁnd it rewarding to help raise money for those less fortunate through donating their time and talent. According to theatre founder Rob Lester, the cast and crew are like a second family. “Working on a show with
and hedgehog; two actors are cousins,” we’re informed. Original lyrics are set to public domain melodies including old folk songs and classic children’s tunes. The show, which emphasizes “being a good neighbor,” plus patience, perseverance, and pig puns runs through July 1, will be followed by show after show, starting with the summer musical about kids and counselors at an unusual summer camp, titled “Not a Happy Camper.” The theatre welcomes audition appointments, visits, donations of costumes and supplies, and all inquiries throughout the year. Acting classes, puppet shows, concerts, one-day free workshops, variety shows, and special family events are planned and a fundraising concert on July 20. For more details, show times, tickets, and contact information, go to www.PlayNicePeople. com.
One of Brooklyn’s most beloved bakeries has had quite a year. Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe at the corner of 60th Street and New Utrecht Avenue celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. But on March 26, a fire at Savarese caused minor damage to the upstairs apartment. Thankfully, the fire was contained, the bakery was not affected and no one was seriously injured. Work immediately on rePhotos arebegan from the current production pairing the3three-story building. of “The Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in “After the fire we worked around Brooklyn” Photos by Jarrett Scott the clock to get back to normal as soon as possible to ensure that our customers weren’t inconvenienced,” owner and master pastry chef baker Mario Giura told this paper. Giura wants everyone to know that Savarese is back and better than ever. “We are thrilled to have celebrated our 100th anniversary last year and we are also proud of our full line of pastries,” he explained. Savarese provides wholesale gelato Italian ices to pizzerias and restaurants and ice cream shops. It also provides wholesale cannoli and sfogliatelle as well as catering to catering halls with its unique cookie trays, pastry trays and 14INB • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • Week of June 14-20, 2018 sought-after wedding cakes. In fact, wedding cakes are a specialty, with each custom-made for every occasion. Savarese also bakes traditional Italian biscuits, pignoli and rainbow cookies. The business was established in 1918 when the Savarese family emigrated from Naples, Italy, bringing with them their traditional love of Italian baking. Soon, its reputation grew thanks to the quality and artistry of its baked creations. In 1962, the Giura family took over the bakery. They also boasted a rich Italian heritage coming from Venosa, a town in Basilicata, Italy. From the moment they took over, the family was dedicated and committed to creating a product line of handcrafted bakery products in the tradition of old-world Italy Savarese owner and master such as homemade sfogliatelle, cannoli chef Mario Giura working on or gelato using only the finest ingredione of the shop’s renowned ents. wedding cakes. Savarese owner and master chef
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LACEY, Mary — Of Omey Island, Co. Galway, Ireland, on July 2. Dear sister of Ann Diamond and the late Ellen Anderson. Beloved aunt of Brian Anderson, Susan Anderson, Glenn Anderson and Mary Diamond. Proud great aunt of Breanna Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Devin Anderson, Matthew Hefferon and Magen Anderson. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 12, at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Bay Ridge. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.
— For the past 86 years, James Daskalakis enjoyed living in New York City. A child of the Depression, he regaled his family with stories of shining shoes for troops in Sheepshead Bay, Midwood High School in the 1940s, five-cent double-features at the movies, playing baseball in Florida for the minor leagues, jumping out of airplanes as a paratrooper and crazy exploits
with his brothers. Jim owned an auto collision business for many years. He had a great talent for fixing things and making them look brand-new. His skill in this was magical to see. In addition to baseball, he satisfied his competitive streak in a bowling league, playing a high-speed game of ping-pong, and beating everyone at pool, mahjong and gin rummy. In his later years, he loved beach days at Coney Island and the Rockaways or a dip in the pool. But most of all, he loved Annie. His wife and family were precious to him. He worked hard to give them a wonderful life, leaving them with many joyous memories. He will be dearly missed. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.
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Actor Vincent Pastore celebrated at Saturday block party in Gravesend BY GABRIELLE GUZ EDITORIAL@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM
The neighborhood was out in force outside Our Lady of Grace Church on Saturday, July 13 to celebrate actor Vincent Pastore's birthday a little early at an old-fashioned Brooklyn block party. Hosted by Gravesend-born actor and filmmaker William DeMeo and Michelle Frantzeskos’s Entertainment and Consultant Inc., there was food, music and dancing aplenty. Classic cars lined up along the church’s parking lot. Maria “The Ice Cream Girl” Campanella’s ice cream truck, Stella’s Zeppoles, A&S Fine Store’s BBQ and Isabella Creations’ birthday cake provided the food. Vendors onsite to sell their wares included Brooklyn Brand T-shirts, Wise Girl Wear perfume and Wise Guy Wear cologne. The music was powered by DJ’s McGee Too, Lenny Santawasso and Ross the Boss.
A $20 donation to the church was the price of admission. Participants also had countless opportunities to take photos with and get autographs from celebrities, including Joseph D’Onofrio, Federico Castelluccio, Robert Gillings and Rick Borgia, as well as DeMeo and, of course, Pastore himself. A few days prior to the event, DeMeo said he couldn’t wait to bring back, even if for a night, the tradition of Brooklyn block parties, something he said people always looked forward to in the summertime. “I like events like these, when people can get a sense of how they grew up, coming back to just the way it was,” DeMeo said in a phone interview before the party. “It’s a great feeling to see people you haven’t seen in years. Lots of those who moved on have come back because they want to feel like they did when they were younger. We want to remember how we grew up.” As part of the
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Scenes from the block party hosted by Gravesend-born actor and filmmaker William DeMeo and Michelle Frantzeskos’s Entertainment and Consultant Inc. honoring actor Vincent Pastore.
event, the hosts had a surprise not only for the guest of honor but also for the “Sopranos” fans in attendance who gathered around a Swan truck, a rented vehicle that provides high resolution screens for video and audio entertainment, to watch clips of Pastore’s most notable
performances on the TV series. Later, Frances Mignano, a Brooklyn-born actress, producer and singer, took to the microphone to sing “Happy Birthday,” alongside a couple of hit songs, such as Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and Madonna’s “Open Your Heart.” Domini Monroe, a musical artist, and Biagio Benevenga, an Italian-American singer, drove the excitement of the night forward, as party-goers hit the dance floor. Monroe performed her own hit songs, while Benevenga brought the crowd back to the ‘80s with Joe Dolce’s “Shaddap Your Face” and Julius La Rosa’s “Eh Cumpari.” “Everybody from Brooklyn, from Michele, to Willy, my dear friend — he is like my son — thank you,” said Pastore. “You know, I met Willy many years ago. I was doing a project and Willy came up. He handed me a script called the ‘Wannabees.’ And I looked at him and said,
‘You don’t come up to an actor when he’s doing a movie and hand him a script.’ He then went on to do so many projects.” He continued, “I was so happy that he always called me and said, ‘Hey, Vinny, you want to do this, or do you want to do that?’ He always gave me something different, and I amhappy to say that I am working with Willy on ‘Gravesend,’ his
new project.” “Vinny is a class-act. He is such a talent,” said DeMeo, “And to have him in my projects, it’s so incredible. He’s a great guy, through and through.” Pastore announced that his band, “Big Pussy’s Gangster Squad,” will be playing at the Bar 360 at Resorts World Casino on July 18, beginning at 8 p.m.
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Eye on REAL ESTATE Check out Windsor Terrace, a great staycation neighborhood By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
If you’re staycationing in Brooklyn, there’s a neighborhood to visit that you might not have thought of: Windsor Terrace. It’s tucked between Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery. So if you’re going to the park’s BRIC Celebrate! Brooklyn Festival, a stroll around Windsor Terrace’s tree-lined streets is an entertaining preliminary activity. This is the 41st season of the free outdoor concerts at the Prospect Park Bandshell. BRIC is an arts incubator and presenter of free cultural programming. If it’s not a concert night at Prospect Park, you can combine your Windsor Terrace stroll with a movie at Nitehawk Cinema. The theater is at 188 Prospect Park West, just steps away from the edge of Windsor Terrace.
People love this landmarked movie house because ... A. You can drink while you watch the film and eat excellent food that you order from your theater seat. B. There had been a theater on this spot since the 1920s. Then a couple years ago, developer Hidrock Realty decided to build condos on the property with just a small movie theater. There were widespread objections to the condo design. The developer changed course and sold the building to investors connected to Nitehawk. It already operated a popular drink-and-dine movie theater in Williamsburg.
Clouds add drama to this Windsor Terrace streetscape. SPIDER-MAN’S HOUSE
LOVELY LIMESTONE ROWHOUSES IN THE SUMMER SUN A good place to start a walk around Windsor Terrace is outside the F train’s 15th StreetProspect Park Station. This puts
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Welcome to leafy, lovely Windsor Terrace. you at the corner of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest, where a pair of eyecatching tall columns marks the entrance to the park. There’s something else here that might confuse you if you see it on a map before you arrive — a circle that’s a square. When you’re actually standing here, it makes perfect sense. Across from Prospect Park there’s a traffic circle lined with handsome old-fashioned apartment buildings with curving facades. A small piece of land in the middle of the traffic circle has a World War I memorial called Bartel-Pritchard Square. The square commemorates two Brooklyn soldiers who fought and died in that war: Emil Bartel, who’d lived on nearby Windsor Place, and his friend William Pritchard from Bushwick. So. Let’s start walking already. When you head down Prospect Park Southwest, there’s all kinds of architectural eye candy. The great visuals start with limestone rowhouses with angled facades. They are adorned with elaborate decoration on the stonework above their windows and front doors. On the other side of the street, Prospect Park’s tall trees and lush foliage brighten the scenery. Further along, there’s an especially charming home at 85 Prospect Park Southwest. The old-fashioned shingled house is painted green and has window shutters, a mansard roof and a weather vane.
There are numerous interesting turns you can take off Prospect Park Southwest. Whichever direction you go, you’ll find houses with nifty porches, some glassedin and some open-air. Pretty porches are a feature on two single-block streets called Howard Place and Fuller Place that run parallel to each other between Windsor Place and Prospect Avenue. In “The Amazing SpiderMan” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, a house on Fuller Place served as Peter Parker and Aunt May’s home, the website Movie-Locations.com reported. Please don’t email me to tell me they lived in Queens. I know they did. The filmmakers used a Brooklyn location to depict that other borough.
A LANDMARKED FIRE HOUSE Another street where the rowhouses are particularly beautiful is Windsor Place.
And on Seeley Street, some homeowners have turned their front yards into picturesque mini-meadows of wildflowers. Now let’s detour into the 19th century for a minute. Lots were laid out and some streets were built in Windsor Terrace in the early 1850s, but neighborhood development got off to a slow start, a city Landmarks Preservation Commission report indicates. Irish immigrants arrived after the Civil War. By 1890, there were about 150 houses in the neighborhood. Rowhouses were built in the early 1900s. Developer William Calder constructed and sold 700 of them in a 17year span, the LPC report says. The report’s main focus is the Engine Company 240/Battalion 48 Firehouse. Danish-born architect Peter J. Lauritzen designed this Romanesque Revival-style FDNY treasure at 1307-1309 Prospect Ave. It was built in 1895. It’s an individual city landmark.
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Check out Windsor Terrace — Continued from page 14INB — One vantage point from which you can see the firehouse is a pedestrian bridge you enter at the corner of Prospect and Greenwood avenues. The footbridge hangs over the Prospect Expressway, which split Windsor Terrace into two parts when it was built in the 1950s.
A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF LIBERTY Pedestrian bridges are such a novelty to me. This one’s got interesting stuff on both ends of it.
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For instance, the ramp on the other side of the footbridge leads to the corner of Greenwood Avenue and East 5th Street. There, at the edge of Greenwood Playground, there’s a monument to 47 soldiers and sailors from the neighborhood who died while serving in World War I. It’s a bronze relief sculpture of Liberty placing a palm frond — which symbolizes peace — on an altar. An inscription on the altar says, “They gave their lives in the cause of Freedom.” The artist who made the sculpture was Charles Keck. His best-known New York City work is the statue of Father Duffy beside the TKTS discount theater-tickets booth in Times Square. On another corner of Greenwood Avenue and East 5th Street, there’s an ice cream stand that makes slushies out of the Italian ices that are on its menu. They’re staggeringly good. The shop is called Kathy’s Gourmet Italian Ices and Ice Cream. It takes a really large serving of Italian ice to make a slushie, in case you were wondering.
The homeowners on the corner of Caton Avenue and East 4th Street display a small cannon on their lawn that commemorates the Battle of Brooklyn. Caton Avenue was a roadway called Martense Lane during the Revolutionary War. Hessian troops marched on it on their way to the battle.
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This is Fuller Place, where scenes from “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel were filmed.
This pedestrian overpass casts some serious shadows.
There are so many beautiful blocks in this area. After you weave your way around to the part of the neighborhood where the streets don’t have “East” in their names — which is on the other side of Vanderbilt Street — you’ll find another Prospect Expressway pedestrian bridge. Its entrance is at 10th Avenue and 19th Street. This photogenic footbridge is enclosed with a semicircle of wire mesh. It’s like you’re walking through a tunnel, but up in the air. When you get to the other side, on Tenth Avenue and 18th Street, the wire enclosure casts an abstract pattern of shadows on the sidewalk. Speaking of photogenic, the brick rowhouses on nearby 17th Street are eye-pleasing. At this point, you’re on the north end of the neighborhood — near Prospect Park West, where there are bars and restaurants for a bite to eat before the BRIC Celebrate! Brooklyn Festival. If you stroll in the opposite direction and wind up on the south end of Windsor Terrace, there are fun spots to eat on Fort Hamilton Parkway. There’s also some great housing to see — for instance distinctive redbrick rowhouses on Caton Avenue, which is Windsor Terrace’s southern border.
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ne of Brooklyn’s most respected civic leaders, Edward Mafoud, who owns Damascus Bakeries with his brother David, was honored at this year’s 24th Annual Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic on Thursday, July 11 at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. Mafoud has helped continue and broaden his maternal grandfather Hassan Halaby’s business which was started in 1930. Halaby opened Damascus Bakery, a local storefront bakery on Atlantic Avenue that soon gained a reputation for producing the best Middle Eastern pita and lavash breads in the community. Halaby wanted to bring the flavor and feel of his home country, Syria, to his new home in Downtown Brooklyn. After all, it was in Syria that he first learned traditional Middle Eastern baking recipes. “It was 1930, when Brooklyn was a borough of many proud immigrants building neighborhoods,” explained Mafoud. “It was also the time of the Great Depression and Prohibition. My grandfather would work night and day to bake his warm and delicious old world pitas, lavash and flatbreads for his new Brooklyn neighbors.” He was known as “King of the Avenue,” according to Mafoud and through it all his grandfather epitomized the American Dream. “He got married, started a family of four children,
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Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar of communication for the Diocese of Brooklyn and chairperson of DeSales Media Group; Jacques Kallassi, co-founder and CEO of Télé Lumière/Noursat; Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio; Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Maronite Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn; and Bill Maier, CEO of DeSales Media Group. including Leila, our mother, and he bought a house just a few blocks away from the bakery,” Mafoud continued. In the late ‘50s, Leila married Mafoud’s father Tony. “During the 1960’s, ’70s, & ’80s, our father, Anthony Mafoud, and our uncle, Henry Halaby, introduced our pitas, lavash and other traditional baked goods made with old-fashioned excellence to the other boroughs of New York as well as to other cities in America. Our products now sell in all 50 states, and even other countries,” said Mafoud. Today, Damascus Bakeries carries on the old world tradition as new generations discover what
Mafoud’s grandfather created 80 years ago. In fact, the Mafouds have found a way to pay homage to their Brooklyn roots with their popular new Brooklyn Bred Bistro Breads product line. “We love baking for our Brooklyn community,” said Mafoud. “Every loaf is an opportunity for us to bake authentic — and truly outspoken — Bred that reaches out — and speaks out — to all, no doubt with a Brooklyn accent.” Aside from continuing the legacy of his family’s business, Mafoud is a civic leader in every sense of the word. He is chairperson of the board
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Ridge and a trustee on the Staten Island University Foundation Board, and he also serves on the board of the Salaam Club of New York. Mafoud and his wife Marisol are the parents of Leila, Kamil and Lolita. The other honoree at this year’s event was Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens who received the Distinguished Clergy of the Year Award. DiMarzio and DeSales Media Group, the communications arm of the Catholic Diocese, presented a check for $100,000 to Télé Lumière/Noursat, the first and only Christian television network in Lebanon and the Middle East. “Ed Mafoud, a man of great faith, has a very distinguished record of success in business and in service to others,” Diocese of Brooklyn Deputy Press Secretary John Quaglione told this paper. “It was only appropriate that Ed was honored at this year’s Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic which raised money to support the efforts of Télé Lumière/Noursat to spread Christian values throughout the Middle East.”
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Several months ago, my friend Neil Mostofsky asked me if I would like him to place a note from me in the wall during his visit. He told me that in Jewish tradition, the message written on notes placed in this wall are considered to be direct communication with God. I found this thought extremely comforting and of course gave him a short note. I thanked him in the past for his thoughtfulness. Allow me to thank him again. *** As some of you know, several years ago I became ill, with the end result of being placed on dialysis three days a week, four hours a day for about 18 months. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who was willing to be tested
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congresswomen they should “go back” to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Though all citizens, with three having been born here, for some reason he felt it made sense to tell these non-white Americans to go back to the countries they come from. He confirmed what he meant the following day, adding, “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, you can leave.” As someone who spent an inordinate amount of time complaining about how unhappy he was with the previous administration, by his own logic he should have left the United States years ago. But nobody, even his most vehement critics, ever considered telling Trump to leave the country. His campaign slogan implied America wasn’t great and his inauguration speech depicted “American Carnage,” yet he feels
comfortable telling certain people dissatisfied with where our country is that they don’t belong here. He and four of his kids are children of immigrants. He has married two immigrants. Yet, in his mind, women of color who disagree with him — the only one of whom not born here having been a citizen longer than his current wife — need to leave.
Whether it’s President Obama, women of color in Congress or recently telling a group of Jewish Americans that Netanyahu is their prime minister, Donald Trump continues to make clear that if you are what he considers an “other,” you are not a real American.
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COMMON SENSE I rarely talk publicly about my situation and frankly, while I was ill, I kept up a full schedule at work and traveling, which included weekly trips to Albany. It was not easy, but I got through it. My reason for bringing this up now is to bring attention to the amazing announcement President Trump made this week relating to kidney disease, dialysis and transplants. Coming in the form of an executive order aimed at streamlining the overburdened kidney care and transplant system, it will, in the words of our
president, “bring new hope to millions of Americans suffering from kidney disease.” Thank you, President Trump! *** Allow me to wish my friend New York State Conservative Party Treasurer and Brooklyn Chairperson Fran Vella-Marrone a happy birthday! On the actual day, July 11, Fran was participating in a Conservative Party event in Westchester County, but I know her family was coming in from around the country last weekend to enjoy it with her. Happy Birthday, Fran!
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in Charlottesville as “fine people” or his reluctance to disavow KKK leaders’ support in 2016, has moved to more overt statements that divide Americans along racial and ethnic lines. This is the same man the Nixon administration found had refused to rent to black tenants. The same man who still insists the Central Park Five should be executed even after someone else confessed to the crime they served years for and DNA evidence exonerated them. The same man who pushed Birtherism for years, based on the notion that a black president must have been born in Africa. Whether it’s President Obama, women of color in Congress or recently telling a group of Jewish Americans
that Netanyahu is their prime minister, Donald Trump continues to make clear that if you are what he considers an “other,” you are not a real American. We’ve seen the ramifications of this sentiment locally the past few years. Seven months ago, a woman was caught on camera in the subway assaulting another woman with an umbrella while calling her an anti-Asian slur. One year ago, a woman was caught on camera on the S53 bus threatening a woman in a headscarf, screaming, “She thinks she has rights that she doesn’t have” and, “Is that ICE? They’re here for you.” Two years ago, a man was caught on camera in the subway telling an Iranian couple to “go back to your own country,” before threatening
to kill them. A month after the 2016 election, NYPD Officer Aml Elsokary, previously honored as a hero for saving a baby from a burning building, was accosted by a man in Bay Ridge who was yelling, “ISIS bitch! I will cut your throat! Go back to your country. At the time, she was with her son and wearing a hijab. Words matter. Eighteen Republican members of Congress condemned Trump’s remarks the next day, but only 18. Only Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Will Hurd specifically acknowledged it was racist. Some say the ‘go back to where you came from’ refrain is not who we are, but it is part of who we are. We have all heard that racist line in our lifetimes. Just never from our president.
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Thousands enjoy Third Avenue’s 2019 Summer Stroll on 3rd Second stroll to get underway on July 19 at 5 p.m.
For the eighth consecutive year the Merchants of Third Avenue, led by President Bob Howe, launched the latest edition of the Summer Stroll on 3rd in conjunction with the city’s Weekend Walks initiative. “It was ideal for strollers, diners, music lovers and Third Avenue businesses,” Howe said. “Especially for parents looking for ways to enjoy quality time with their kids, the variety of fun things to do was really fine, from puppets to face painting and other games. “One of our goals is to bring more foot traffic onto the avenue as we compete — unfairly, it might seem — with mail-order businesses like
Amazon. And we continue to notice an influx of parents from other parts of Brooklyn who are responding to the excellent reputation this wonderful event has acquired in just a matter of years.” For more information on the program, visit summerstrollon3rd.com and be sure to share your photos on social media: @summerstrollon3rd on Facebook and Instagram, and @summerstroll3rd on Twitter. If you’re inclined to take a selfie on the big day — and we know you are — be sure to use the hashtag #SummerStrollSelfie and share it on the aforementioned channels. Make sure all postings are shared publicly so everyone can see them!
Members of the Empire State Bank team pose outside their 87th Street institution: Victoria Molinari, JoAnn Libretti, Ellen Vitellas, Karen Hopkins and Phil Guarnieri (left to right).
Bay Ridgeite Carlo Scissura, president of the New York Building Congress (left), greets Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, Co-Treasurer Brian Chin of Northfield Bank, Empire State Bank Assistant Vice President Esmeralda Xheleshi and Walter Ochoa of Right at Home (left to right). Photos courtesy of Chuck Otey
Justice Matthew D’Emic (third from left), with wife Rosemary and grandson Matthew III in stroller, greet Chuck Otey (left) and Brian Chin at the stroll.
ABOVE: Joann Monaco and Steve Spinelli — both former presidents of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association — stopped to chat with attorney Jim Villani, Walter Ochoa, Home Reporter Executive Marc Hibsher, Brian Chin, attorney Gary Hanna and Holly Hanna (left to right). AT LEFT: Health-Well-Being proprietor and certified Pilates instructor Toni Ann Mercogliano (left) teamed with Lorraine Speirs to demonstrate the benefits of her expertise and stopped for just a moment to greet Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe and Co-Treasurer Brian Chin.
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The laudatopast Sunday with a posse cemetery hosted its 13th 40th anniversary as a memof mounted cavalry, foot sol- annual free concert with ber of the clergy. sweet, but a litSocial Security such as large rendering of thebayonets, Fort communication, understandciety will be celebrating 134th anniversary will take place Wednesday, June ofa session mounted cavalry, foot on solannual free concert with ber of theits clergy. diers with muskets, the ISO Symphonic Band ••• tle shy. 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Several members recent Association pre-show watch TV, surf the “In honor of those who have nello, the chair of Brooklyn Social Security disability Justice Arthur Schack who will be from other schools to see the interior of W a r e r a ofWorsdale. members held its recent pre-show the band Several are current and annual dinner at Chadwick’s net and most of the served and the newest brave AmerCommunity Board 11, is the claims, and stressed the fact talking about the history of the the district's school that was of the band are current and Restaurant, annual dinner 8822 at Chadwick’s former graduates of Fort Third time will even help icanson who gave their lives in ofpresident of the committee. that Social Security does not Boy Scouts, prominent Eagle built the former site the Bay former of Fort Avenue. Restaurant, 8822 Hamiltongraduates High School. The dinner was Third hostyou with these things. make phone calls to your *** defense of their country.” Scouts, and since he was a Ridge United Methodist Church Hamilton High Avenue. TheAlice dinnerFarkouh, was host•••School. ed by Dr. Photo courtesy Ray Aalbue was doThe Coffey-Wilson Post house, warning his listeners I can also be ofhapattorney forFHHS Major (akaThe themonument Green Church). ••• Connors, the edformer by Dr. Alice of Farkouh, Michael past principal courtesy Jude Lassow nated to the historic Legion Ray Aalbue, left, and Maj. Juan Diaz, right, with members of the United not toPhoto give out theirofSocial pily by myself for League Baseball, a few * * * military #688 of the American Michael partner Connors, the past principal of FHHS founding and and the current president Panela needs a loving home. Military Veterans ofhits, Kings County. Security number by email, long periods, but I runs and strikes. What an absolute terriffounding of partner and ofand current president president the Connors thethe Alumni Association. tweeting or phone. am always availAlso on the proic turnout for the street president of law the Connors of Patrithe Alumni Association. and Sullivan firm, is Farkouh is Corps held its 2019 American Marine League, he reable for play time at a moment’s gram will be former co-naming ceremonies in JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat notice. From Hell” TV proand Sullivan law firm, Farkouh is a new the new Kings County com-isDinner/Dance ot Celebration ceived mortgage-free “Myisoutstanding quality isSaturday thatFrom I am super melBrooklyn Borough Preshonor of the late, great JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat Hell” TV pro gram seen on Animal Planet nights showing the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War at the Fort Hamilton Com- smart home on Staten Island low, and a very low maintenance kitty. I am okay ident Marty Markowitz Tom Kane. The block that gram is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods mander of theyear, Catholic War Veterans. Last Connors munity Club. At that time, it from the Foundation. with cats, dogs children. However, would esdiscussing his new role Kane grew up on 88th a calm behaviorist atsaved a cat’sfrom worst! His to unique method work. Many catsand are a trip aI kill shelter. Veterans.the Last“Veteran year, Connors received of dress. also commemorated the 100th Another major award pecially enjoy being the only cat in the house. That as vice president of borstreet Colonial Roadfor the work. Many cats biting are saved a trip a kill shelter Hissing, spitting, catsfrom make eyetocontact with received “Veteran dress.near Year” the Award from of of the founding We tagged along anniversary went to the United Military would be my preference. ough promotion and enwas formally dedicated Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, and trust and hope begin... the New Year”York Award We grand tagged alongthat for the BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ State the procession offrom the American Legion. Veterans of Kings County “I am an easy cat to take, as I am meticulousgagement for NYC and Tom Kane Way and was Photos by Ted General Jackson, and trust and hope begin... the New York State the grand procession that division of the CWV. passed throughout the cemeDuring the post’s award for coordinating and host- ly clean. I am looking for a new home, a life-long Co. even blessed by Reverend Tom Kane’s parents holding JUDE: “Even though we live together, we do division of County the CWV. passed throughout the cemeKings tery and by candlelit graves of The ceremonies, post command- ing the annual Brooklyn HEY friend. I am looking fortogether. YOU. Would you likeyears to come The event is open Gerard Sauer, the pastor of the new sign. HEY JUDE: “Even though we together, weold. do not have to be adopted Welive are nine The Kings tery and by candlelit graves is County hold- er Maj. Juan Diaz pinned Memorial fallen soldiers from both sidesof Chapter Day Parade. Diaz 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 not or damage your Hi, I am Chapter is hold-a U.S. Army Commander’s presented the U.S. Army Pa- We soldiers As from sides ing its annual offallen the conflict. weboth trekked and I’llacapture youror loving heart. This couldIHi, be the are only $46 which includes sociate pastor at Ridge's We will not scratch damage your furniture. I am Raven, sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. love to ing itsdance annual of the conflict. AsBay we trekked dinner on Medal for Public Service through the pathways, there St. on triotic Service Award to pastart of aa sweet, new and friendship. I my am purrfect for you. Ito a Sgt. fullMike sit-down dinner. Contact Patrick's Church and athere personal Raven, little girl who is half Siamese. I love be affectionate, play with toys; you would think dinner dance on Marine veteran through the pathways, Thursday evewere uniformed re-enactors rade Chair Ray Aalbue and am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Sherman Silverman at 718-748friend. affectionate, mythe toys; you would think was a kitten. I and will play give with you all love and attention Thursday uniformed re-enactors June 2,eveat Sulsona who lost both legs members of the committee. Ibe --were soldiers standing guard, ning, Please contact firstname.lastname@example.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, * * * musicians and singers per- 7:30 p.m., at the when he stepped on an IUD 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 perJeffrey Bradshaw, the Polonaise Terrace, during the Vietnam War. forming Civil War songs. *** to keep nue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. auspicious occasion. City Councilmember are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe ebrooklyn media/Photos by Ted General allergies and is no longer able us. I hope to join assistant district manager Maj. Juan Diaz presented the U.S. Army Polonaise Terrace,For his volunteer work with forming Civildrew War thousands songs. 150 Greenpoint The event Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit or* * for the New Utrecht district your Vinnie Gentile --officials who ensured full Counallergies and is no longer able to us. loving family. You not bekeep disappointed…Hello the Stephen Siller Tunnel*to Social Security Jeffrey the Bradshaw and Commander’s Award forwill Public Service to I hope to join 150 Greenpoint The event drew thousands Avenue. of relatives, Civil War buffs, ganization committed to rescuing companion ani-I Former Scienceand Assistant a cil approved the co-naming, wrote in the proyour loving family. You will not disappointed…Hello there, I veteran am Figaro a Sulsona. tuxedo cat,becuddly, loving boy. Sullins with Susan Lavin, center. Towers Foundation the officePrincipal of the Socialand Security Marine Mike Avenue. ofJamila relatives, Civil War buffs, This year, the group amateur historians and
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According animals save, their rescue creates space at shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for loved so much." Stephaniethey 732-864-5990.” Fred Schwally, towners. According New York State to cemetery histhe shelter—thus giving cat old, or his group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Close friend Frankie Marra sang and JASPER, DARWIN, AND another VESTA –shelter three year New York State to cemetery Commander torian, authorhisdog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption Cleanup. This year, he was joined by 75 high played "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan. Kane JASPER, DARWIN, – three year old spayed, neutered with AND shots,VESTA affectionate cats need Commander torian, author J o h n the Principal of and attorney or rescue and thereby potentially saving yetThese anschool grade school volunteers. big, spayed, withaction shots,against affectionate cats need new homeneutered due to legal a tenant. JKeyes o and hand n the and the of Jwas e fafattorney r e ybig Dylan fan! A.Principal Fantis parochial school other life. loving Greene continues to Fantis press efforts to school estab*** new home due tocats, legalwhich action against tenant. wonderful, are loved, aare white These with Keyespast and Jeffrey theSchermerhorn A. parochial the Richman, on Street in The group’s mission is to would help you find the perfect ver half of the city’s 230,000 With an understanding of economic Our new exhibit tells these stories languages, including culturally-sensitive lish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at Among the marching groups in the recent wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two love to go to a good the past Richman, on Schermerhorn Street in National Downtown Brooklyn. 4,600 Civil furry companion forcourses, your family and to help every small businesses are owned by impact, and as an immigrant New Yorker through present-day and archival images business financing assistance, the site. He is also currently a professor at 147th annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Pasome black or gray, and two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as National 4,600 Civil Downtown Brooklyn. Chaplain, War vetAmong the attendees were animal they rescue find the forever home it deserves. foreign-born New Yorkers. From myself, I have made it a priority for of immigrant business owners. At the pro-bono legal aid, and more. Kingsborough College. rade was the Society of Old Brookynites. The home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued a kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big War vetattendees were FChaplain, a t h e r twoAmong erans are past the FHHS Assistant The group’s foster home network allows itTroyens44@ to become SBS to ensure that immigrant We are supporting immigrant entreprearepas to zabaglione, immigrants brought exhibit, you’ll meet 20 business Maria Makrinos, the new president of the civic organization has been marching in evkittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back. Contact F a t h e r Principals erans are two pastDavid FHHS Assistant Anthony buried in Whitebook fully familiar with each of the who available cats and the flavors, goods and services their since entrepreneurs know they are High School Alumni owners includingyahoo.com. a Nigerian neurs likevery Yudelka Carrera is featured Hamilton Associaery Brooklyn Dayfrom Parade its Fort couch potato and laid back. Contact Troyens44@ Anthony buried in Memorial Principals David Whitebook Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. Both are dogs and helps ensure the best possible match with fully supported by the city. immigrant who went from countries of 1880. origin that have become our tion, stopped, bringing free doughnuts for founding yahoo.com. in the exhibit and stated that, “One of the Dell’Anno. Green-Wood, and Tom Greene. are Tickets are by making it inthe former presidents of Both the Bay adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends is a memfavorite neighborhood stops. In June, we launched a selling fish with her I’m grandchallenges for long-haired me coming to cat this in search all volunteers. “Hi, Tali,biggest a gorgeous, white are making it Civil the formerCommunity presidents ofCouncil, the Bay $75Tickets perthe person. largest Ridge ber of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New Hope The strong economic framework that we new pop-up exhibit at the mother in Nigeria to selling country and starting my own business * * * “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 yearswas oldPartner but still $75••• per person. and largest Ridge Community Council, War burial Civil site in Whitebook serves as a Tenement Museum called enjoy today is a direct result of the city’s her own is brandwith of water inAnimal learning the details of how businesses work the Care & Control of New York City. The Kings County Republican Party of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but stil have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. ••• Warnorth, burialeven site surpassing in and Whitebook serves as a Congressmember Michael the t r u s t e e and scholarwelcoming policy toward immigrants that Immigrants holding Mean Business: NYC, and a Dominican immihere.” There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Every Sunday at its 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and a lotyour of spunk left. up, I’mI strictly anI only indoor cat Ihave won’tquite scratch furniture promise. have Congressmember the north, Pennsylvania. even surpassing Grimm trustee and scholarwill be History theMichael guest Gettysburg, s who h i pfirst learned we have maintained for over 100 years. An Enduring of Engrant about Join us to celebrate thebetween families, perPetco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, East 86th Dinner on Sunday, June 22, from noon to 3 I won’t scratch yourbeen furniture I promise. have back claws. I have livingup, with my momI only all these Grimm will be the guest Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. s h i p speaker at the next meeting AlsoFrom as 1892 part of the comto 1954, over 12 million immi- trepreneurship. The entrepreneurship her 87th haps even your own — whose immigrant and Streets in Manhattan from 12:30p.m.,Club, at exhibit Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. Among through backEast claws. I there have been living withbaby my is mom all these years, but now is a toddler. The sweet, but I at theMen’s next meeting Also as part of the were com- ofspeaker St. Patrick’s on memoration there foreign-born grants passed through Ellis Island. Before celebrates the mother’s success as5:30pm. a beachsideHope entrepreneurship built the foundation to see you soon. the honored guests will be Westchester Counyears, there is afingers toddler. Thegrab babymy is sweet, but am not but usednow to pinching that tail. I need of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on memoration there were Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union and that, another eight million came through New Yorkers’ rich history andRobBYAstorino, GREGG BISHOP food vendor. city and keep it thriving. The free ty Executive the state GOP’s not where usedoftothis fingers that grab my tail. need aam space I pinching can be the queen. Can you find a Iplace Tuesday, June 7,their atadjacent 7:30 p.m., encampments of Union who andToday, in the recognizes club room Confederate re-enactors Unsurprisingly, many of the Castle Garden in the Battery. 38 contributions exhibit is open *** now and will run every 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 to St. Patrick’s school of gympitched tents near the have main percent of New Yorkers immigrated as the foundation the city’s featured business owners faced weekend through the summer SepHEY JUDE...WOOF WOOF: “I am until heartbroken to He has the county’s “Man for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 to St. Patrick’s school gympitched tents near the main nasium at 97th Street andbeen tapped aschallenges gate, on both Sunday and here from other countries. economy. while trying to make itup here. tember 8. give my two half-Pointer-mix, 10-month-old pups. the Year.” Other honorees include former Kim 718-344-9697 nasiumAvenue. at 97th of Street and gate,According on both Sunday andnumbers Fourth Memorial Day.to the While stepmost recent Immigrant business owners are more This is why SBS provides supportive serFor more information on the exhibit, Sabrina and Tyson love to play ball and run around. GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy PURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties Avenue. Memorial Day. While step- in Fourth ••• cogs in our economic ma- vices tailored to the needs of foreign-born visit tenement.org/nycimmigrants ping along in thePolicy nighttime faceless from the Fiscal Institute, 2017 than or nyc. Both pups love people, are lap dogs, love to sit with as “Counselor of the Year,” past City CounPURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kittie have been adopted into loving homes. •••carries ping along in the More chine. news fromwith him St. or her a story New Yorkers. procession, came across business alone, Newwe York City’snighttime immigrant Each gov/sbs. you. Sabrina gives into kisses but homes. sometimes gives a litcil candidate and President of the Brooklyn have been adopted loving Moreof ambition news procession, we in came across On Sunday, June St. 5, that led to Susan Pulaski, a former We offer no-cost services and resources Bishop is commissioner of thethe New vacuum owners brought $5.2 billion of thePatrick’s. $13.2 andfrom perseverance tle love bite Gregg before kisses. She hates Youngconcert Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, Susan Pulaski, a former after a 2 p.m. special president of the Bay Ridge billion in total individual earnings from entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the to entrepreneurs in immigrant York City Department of Small Business andcommubarks at it. Tyson loves people, loves to play and Republican the following after aAmerican 2 p.m. Dream. special concert president of the Baya Ridge St. Patrick’s Church, thereof the Year,” plus Historical Society and com- in c h a ithe rla- city in multiple Services. incorporated businesses. nities throughout watch his sister play ball. He loves to play tug of dies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, in St. Church, there person of the Kassenbrock Historical Society and a com- will ch a i rbe Patrick’s an unveiling and dedimittee chair at Community war. They are lap pups. He also makes noises like Francenia Joan Braunstein and Mary Members of Obviously, the Society of Old Brooklynites march will beof an unveiling mitteeTen. chair at Community person of the Kassenbrock cation a portrait ofand the dedilateHall,Brothers Board pleased Memorial Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars.’ It is very cute. I am in John. in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Parade of with cation a portrait of the late Scholarship Board Ten.big Obviously, pleased Brothers Fund.Memorial with the turnout, wasDayMaestro Aldo Bruschi in the Also in Lynbrook, New York.” – Jackie, 516-6980-5669. Tickets are $200 a pop and available at Society President Brooklyn Historian Ron Aldo Bruschi in the Scholarship Fund. Also in with the big and turnout, was Maestro
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF2, PLAINTIFF AGAINST CORA GEORGE, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON OCTOBER 24, 2016. 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 22ND DAY OF AUGUST, 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 NORTHERLY SIDE OF VERNON AVENUE, DISTANT 100 FEET EASTERLY FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF VERNON AVENUE AND THROOP AVENUE; RUNNING THENCE EASTERLY ALONG VERNON AVENUE, 20 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THROOP AVENUE AND PART OF THE DISTANCE THROUGH A PARTY WALL, 100 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH VERNON AVENUE, 20 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THROOP AVENUE AND PART OF THE DISTANCE THROUGH A PARTY WALL, 100 FEET TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 219 VERNON AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11206. (BLOCK: 1757, LOT: 70). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 757,583.43 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 34626-07. JEFFREY R. MILLER, ESQ., REFEREE. ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 10 BANK STREET SUITE 700 WHITE PLAINS, NY 10606 (914) 949-2574 #171886
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARVING MENDEZ, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED ON NOVEMBER 14, 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 22ND DAY OF AUGUST, 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. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 342 CORNELIA STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11237. (BLOCK: 3385, LOT: 29). APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $ 527,071.91 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX NO. 28232-09. ELIZABETH GILL, ESQ., REFEREE. MCCABE, WEISBERG, & CONWAY, P.C. ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF 145 HUGUENOT STREET - SUITE 210 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801 (914) 636-8900 #171885
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS US BANK NA AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2012 SC2 TITLE TRUST, PLAINTIFF AGAINST AMER TAHHAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED OCTOBER 20, 2017 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 AUGUST 15, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 121 93RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11209. 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 6101, LOT 59. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $1,005,151.48 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT FOR INDEX#
11698/09. BETTY LUGO, ESQ., REFEREE GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 64077 #171737
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OPT1, V. BARBARA J. BIGGS GLOVER, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE DATED OCTOBER 31, 2018, AND ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, WHEREIN DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OPT1 IS THE PLAINTIFF AND BARBARA J. BIGGS GLOVER, ET AL. ARE THE DEFENDANT(S). I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 191 EAST 51ST STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: BLOCK 4621, LOT 48: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 505662/2014. ADAM KALISH, ESQ. - REFEREE. RAS BORISKIN, LLC 900 MERCHANTS CONCOURSE, SUITE 310, WESTBURY, NEW YORK 11590, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF. #171661
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SUPREME COURT Â€“ COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, ET AL, PLAINTIFF, VS. ANTOINETE ABRUZZO, ET AL, DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE; THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, N.Y. ON AUGUST 15, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M.; THE PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND, BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK; KNOWN AS 1474 BLAKE AVE., BROOKLYN, NY A/K/A BLOCK 4290, LOT 31. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF LIEN $49,743.30 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF THE JUDGMENT, INDEX NO. 23507/10. AARON TYK, ESQ. REFEREE THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 312 LARKFIELD ROAD EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. 631-861-3001 #97338 #171925
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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P., PLAINTIFF AGAINST DELRIC POLLINS, ADMINISTRATOR AND HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF EDWARD POLLINS, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S) DRUCKMAN LAW GROUP PLLC, 242 DREXEL AVENUE, WESTBURY, NY 11590 ATTORNEY (S) FOR PLAINTIFF (S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED JULY 30, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201 ON AUGUST 22, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 1065 VERMONT ST UNIT 5-1C, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. BLOCK 4415 LOT 1019. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING THE CONDOMINIUM UNIT (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “UNIT”) KNOWN AS UNIT NO. 5-1C IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS AND STATE OF NEW YORK. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $69,047.44 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 20647/2011. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.AUCTION.COM OR CALL (800)
280-2832. MICHAEL D. BENJAMIN, ESQ., REFEREE 36327 #171994
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, 952 HEMLOCK ST, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF NORMA A. WHITELOCKE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO AN AMENDED JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON JUNE 3, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 22, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 642 EAST 105TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 8173 AND LOT 57. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 17386/11. DOMINIC J. FAMULARI, ESQ., REFEREE BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON, PEDDY & FENCHEL, P.C., 100 GARDEN CITY PLAZA, GARDEN CITY, NY 11530, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #172113
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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY MLB SUB I, LLC, PLAINTIFF AGAINST JAMES WILLIAMS, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S) KNUCKLES, KOMOSINSKI & MANFRO, LLP, 565 TAXTER ROAD, SUITE 590, ELMSFORD, NY 10523 ATTORNEY (S) FOR PLAINTIFF (S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED DECEMBER 26, 2017 AND AMENDED MAY 29, 2019. I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201 ON AUGUST 22, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 870 BELMONT AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. BLOCK 4040 LOT 20. ALL HIS RESPECTIVE INTEREST AS DEVISEE UNDER THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MARCELLINO TAMMERO, DECEASED THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $721,650.27 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 14391/07. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE SALE. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE 9818 #172096
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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-24CB, PLAINTIFF, INDEX NO.: 20280/2009 AGAINST VELDA CLARKE-JAMES, RHONDA WRIGHT A/K/A RHONDA M. WRIGHT, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE, DULY ENTERED 1/16/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, ON 8/22/2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 186 SCHENECTADY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 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, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, AND DESIGNATED ON THE TAX MAPS OF THE KINGS COUNTY TREASURER AS BLOCK 1365 LOT 52 THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF THE CURRENT JUDGMENT LIEN IS $459,057.26 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. THE PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF THE AFORESAID JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE; INDEX # 20280/2009. 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 MORTGAG-
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EE OR THE MORTGAGEE’S ATTORNEY. ROBERTO LOPEZ, ESQ., REFEREE. LEOPOLD & ASSOCIATES, PLLC, 80 BUSINESS PARK DRIVE, SUITE 110, ARMONK, NY 10504 DATED: 6/28/19 YW #172004
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, V. LEROY BRISTOW AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF ANASTASIA BRISTOW, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO A FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE DATED APRIL 6, 2018, AND ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, WHEREIN JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY IS THE PLAINTIFF AND LEROY BRISTOW AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF ANASTASIA BRISTOW, 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 AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 2:30 PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 792 CLARKSON AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11203-2202: BLOCK 4635, LOT 6: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 3262/2014. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ. - REFEREE. RAS BORISKIN, LLC 900 MERCHANTS CONCOURSE, SUITE 310, WESTBURY, NEW YORK 11590, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF. #171221
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SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ANTHONY V. WHEELER A/K/A ANTHONY WHEELER, 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 FEBRUARY 11, 2019, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT ROOM 224 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201 ON AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 2:30 PM. PREMISES KNOWN AS 279 DECATUR STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11233. BLOCK 1675 LOT 51. 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. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $1,033,931.43 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX NO 4163/2008. MICHAEL D. BENJAMIN, ESQ., REFEREE CARC044 #171647
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, EMIGRANT SAVINGS BANK - BROOKLYN/QUEENS, AS ASSIGNEE OF EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. ROSA PEREZ, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY FILED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2015 AND AN ORDER FILED MAY 10, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 15, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREMISES KNOWN AS 641A BALTIC STREET, BROOKLYN, NY. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 937 AND LOT 60. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $644,224.09 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 16045/11. M. RANDOLPH JACKSON, ESQ., REFEREE BORCHERT & LASPINA, P.C., 1902 WHITESTONE EXPRESSWAY, SUITE 302, WHITESTONE, NEW YORK 11357, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171576
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-7, AND IT IS FURTHER, PLAINTIFF AGAINST EDA COLEBROOK, ADRIAN TAYLOR, EUNICE METCALFE, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 2/28/2018 AND ENTERED ON 4/9/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 01, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 641 EAST 59TH 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 COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 7955, LOT: 69. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $920,903.47 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 22253/2007. MICHAEL BENJAMIN, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706
BERGEN ST., UNIT 3, BROOKLYN, NY. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT , PIECE OR PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, SITUATE AND BEING A PART OF A CONDOMINIUM IN KINGS COUNTY, STATE OF NEW YORK, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS UNIT NO. 3 IN 1613, BERGET ST., WITH AN UNDIVIDED 7.0% INTEREST, IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM ENTITLED “THE BERGEN HOMES CONDOMINIUM”, ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND AND BUILDING THEREON ERECTED, MADE BY GRANTOR PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 9-B OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK DATED JAN. 1, 2008 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS ON THE FEB. 26, 2008 IN CRFN #2008000079157. THE UNIT IS ALSO DESCRIBED AS BLOCK 1349 LOT 1111 IN TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS. APPROX. AMT. OF JUDGMENT IS $21,841.73 PLUS COSTS AND INTEREST. SOLD SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. DOMINICK MINGIONE, REFEREE STUART HALPER AND ASSOCIATES, ATTYS. FOR PLTF., 105 WHITSON ROAD, PO BOX 295, BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY. #97215
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFF, VS. B&C REALTY CO., ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED MAY 28, 2019 AND ENTERED ON JUNE 3, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 1, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 1884 AND LOT 169. SAID PREMISES MAY ALSO BE KNOWN AS 169 KENT AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $25,753.94 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX # 4441/2014. SIMON SHAMOUN, ESQ., REFEREE THE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC, 60 EAST 42ND STREET, SUITE 553, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171378
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NYCTL 2017-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFF, VS. READING R.R. PROPERTIES LLC, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED MAY 8, 2019 AND ENTERED ON JUNE 3, 2019, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, ROOM 224, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 1, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK 5418 AND LOT 26. SAID PREMISES MAY ALSO BE KNOWN AS 3717 18 AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $15,272.62 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT AND TERMS OF SALE. INDEX # 524/2018. JAMES M. CAFFREY, ESQ., REFEREE THE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC, 60 EAST 42ND STREET, SUITE 553, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF #171353
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SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE BERGEN HOMES CONDOMINIUM, PLTF. VS. LATANYA PARKER, ET AL, DEFTS. INDEX #510719/2017. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DATED OCT. 22, 2018, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS ST., BROOKLYN, NY ON THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2019 AT 2:30 P.M., PREM. K/A 1613
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST RAFAEL RIVERA, CHRISTINE COFRESI, FELIX L. RODRIGUEZ, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 10/4/2017 AND ENTERED ON 10/30/2017, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 01, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 247 CLEVELAND 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: 3954, LOT: 11. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $534,649.11 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 35671/2007. SOL NEEDLE, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #171398
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF AGAINST MARLON BROWN, AND ALL THE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, ASSIGNEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF ANY OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, AND ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, EXCEPT AS HEREIN STATED, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 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 AUGUST 08, 2019 AT 2:30PM, PREMISES KNOWN AS 5219 AVENUE M, 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 NEW YORK, BLOCK 7850, LOT 2. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $654,933.83 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT FOR INDEX# 500405/2015. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., REFEREE GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 63717 #171499
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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-BC3, PLAINTIFF AGAINST ROSLYN P. DAISLEY, ET AL, DEFENDANT PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE DULY DATED 10/24/2018 AND ENTERED ON 12/11/2018, I, THE UNDERSIGNED REFEREE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 01, 2019 AT 02:30 PM PREMISES KNOWN AS 941 ALBANY AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK, BLOCK: 4895, LOT: 57. APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT IS $1,001,673.23 PLUS INTERESTS AND COSTS. PREMISES WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF FILED JUDGMENT INDEX # 3551/2008. FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AUCTION.COM AT WWW.AUCTION. COM OR CALL (800) 280-2832. SIMON SHAMOUN, REFEREE FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 GIBSON STREET BAY SHORE, NY 11706 #171399
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STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A, PLAINTIFF, VS. RANIQUE BLAKE A/K/A RANIQUE R. BLAKE A/K/A RANIQUE OSTANE AS GUARDIAN OF THE PROPERTY OF R.O., JR AND R.O., RANIQUE BLAKE A/K/A RANIQUE R. BLAKE A/K/A RANIQUE OSTANE, AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF RALPH OSTANE A/K/A RALPH JIMMY OSTANE, R.O.JR., R.O.ET AL., DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT IN PURSUANCE OF A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE ENTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK OF KINGS COUNTY ON APRIL 29, 2019, I, JAMES MARTIN CAFFREY, ESQ., THE REFEREE NAMED IN SAID JUDGMENT, WILL SELL IN ONE PARCEL AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON AUGUST 1, 2019 AT IN ROOM 224 OF THE KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK, AT 2:30 P.M., THE PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 8804 AVENUE L A/K/A 8802/8804 AVENUE L A/K/A 1201/1211 EAST 88TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11236 BLOCK: 8067 LOT: 36 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK THE PREMISES ARE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FILED JUDGMENT, INDEX NO. 511271/2015 IN THE AMOUNT OF $566,473.49 PLUS INTEREST AND COSTS. ARDEN L. FLORIAN, ESQ. WOODS OVIATT GILMAN LLP PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY 500 BAUSCH & LOMB PLACE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14604 PHONE: 855-227-5072 #171490
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS - NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 19982 TRUST, PLAINTIFFS, AGAINST IVAN ARROYO AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF CELESTE LABIOSA A/K/A CELESTE ARROYO AN HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOSE M. LAVIOSA A/K/A JOSE M. LABIOSA, IF LIVING, ET. AL., DEFENDANTS. INDEX NO. 502412/15. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT -YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN THIS ACTION WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE OF THIS SUMMONS, EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SERVICE OR WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SERVICE IS COMPLETED IF THE SUMMONS IS NOT PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO YOU WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR ANSWER, JUDGMENT WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU BY DEFAULT FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. PLAINTIFFS DESIGNATE KINGS COUNTY AS THE PLACE OF TRIAL. VENUE IS BASED UPON THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE PROPERTY A LIEN
UPON WHICH IS BEING FORECLOSED IS SITUATED. THE FOREGOING SUMMONS IS SERVED UPON YOU BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE HON. MARK I. PARTNOW, J.S.C., DATED MAY 22, 2019. THE OBJECT OF THIS ACTION IS TO FORECLOSE A NEW YORK CITY TAX LIEN COVERING THE PREMISES LOCATED AT BLOCK 3383 LOT 2 ON THE TAX MAP OF KINGS COUNTY AND IS ALSO KNOWN 479 CENTRAL AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. DATED: JULY 8, 2019 BRONSTER LLP, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFS, NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, BY: JOSEF F. ABT, ESQ. 156 WEST 56TH STREET, SUITE 1801 NEW YORK, NY 10019 (347) 246-4776 #172037
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, PLAINTIFFS, -AGAINST- GREEN BAMBA LLC, WARREN BRYAN, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF ALBERTA DANIEL, AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY OR THROUGH SAID ESTATE, BY PURCHASE, INHERITANCE, LIEN OR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT, ALL OF WHOSE NAMES AND ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFFS, NORTH BUSHWICK VENTURES LLC, GENERAL HOME SERVICES INC., CITY OF NEW YORK PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, CITY OF NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “JOHN DOE NO. 1” THROUGH “JOHN DOE NO. 100” INCLUSIVE, THE NAMES OF THE LAST 100 DEFENDANTS BEING UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, IT BEING INTENDED TO DESIGNATE FEE OWNERS, TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS OF THE TAX LIEN PREMISES AND/OR PERSONS OR PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN OR A LIEN UPON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, IF THE AFORESAID INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS ARE LIVING, AND IF ANY OR ALL OF SAID INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS BE DEAD, THEIR HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, AND THE ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THEM, AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY, THROUGH, OR AGAINST THE SAID DEFENDANTS NAMED AS A CLASS, OF ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, DEFENDANTS. INDEX NO. 1241/2018 DATE OF FILING: 6/14/2019 PLAINTIFF DESIGNATES KINGS COUNTY AS THE PLACE OF TRIAL. VENUE IS BASED UPON COUNTY IN WHICH PREMISES ARE SITUATED. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS TAX LIEN FORECLOSURE BLOCK: 4245; LOT: 28 A/K/A 526 LOGAN STREET BROOKLYN, NEW YORK TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN THIS ACTION AND TO SERVE A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER, OR, IF THE COMPLAINT IS NOT SERVED WITH THIS SUMMONS, TO SERVE A NOTICE OF APPEARANCE, ON THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY(S) WITHIN TWENTY (20) DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE OF THIS SUMMONS, EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SERVICE (OR WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE IS COMPLETE IF THIS SUMMONS IS NOT PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO YOU WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK); AND IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR ANSWER, JUDGMENT WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU BY DEFAULT FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT OF THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION IS TO FORECLOSE A TAX LIEN IN THE ORIGINAL TAX LIEN PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $4,321.50 WITH INTEREST AS DESCRIBED IN A CERTAIN TAX LIEN CERTIFICATE DATED AUGUST 16, 2012 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY REGISTER FOR THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, ON AUGUST 28, 2012 IN CITY REGISTER FILE NUMBER (“CRFN”) 2012000341197, WHICH WAS ASSIGNED BY TAX LIEN CERTIFICATE
ASSIGNMENT DATED MAY 31, 2015 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY REGISTER FOR THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, ON JUNE 18, 2015 IN CRFN 2015000207874 UPON PREMISES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ADDRESS: 526 LOGAN STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK BLOCK: 4245 LOT: 28 COUNTY: KINGS THE RELIEF SOUGHT IN THE WITHIN ACTION IS A FINAL JUDGMENT DIRECTING THE SALE OF THE PREMISES DESCRIBED ABOVE TO SATISFY THE DEBT SECURED BY THE TAX LIEN DESCRIBED ABOVE. PLAINTIFF DESIGNATES KINGS COUNTY AS THE PLACE OF TRIAL. VENUE IS BASED UPON THE COUNTY WHERE THE PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED UPON IS LOCATED. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO THE PLAINTIFF WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: NEW YORK, NEW YORK JUNE 13, 2019 THE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC BY: THOMAS P. MALONE, ESQ. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS 60 EAST 42ND STREET, SUITE 553 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165 PH: (212) 867-0500 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: THE FOREGOING SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS IS SERVED UPON YOU BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE COURT DATED MAY 13, 2019 AND FILED ALONG WITH THE SUPPORTING PAPERS IN THE KINGS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE. #171432
INDEX NO. 16326/2010 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF, -VSTHE HEIRS AT LARGE OF NICOLEIA TAYLOR, DECEASED, AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE HUSBANDS, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THEM AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR HUSBANDS AND WIVES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS OF INTEREST OF ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF; KAREEM TAYLOR A/K/A KAREEM GAYNOR; SHEOHNNA TAYLOR; KAREEN GAYNOR; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” SAID NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS, IT BEING THE INTENTION OF PLAINTIFF TO DESIGNATE ANY AND ALL OCCUPANTS OF PREMISES BEING FORECLOSED HEREIN, DEFENDANTS. MORTGAGED PREMISES: 234 HINSDALE STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11207 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION AND TO SERVE A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER ON THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY WITHIN TWENTY (20) DAYS OF THE SERVICE OF THIS SUMMONS, EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SERVICE, OR WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER SERVICE OF THE SAME IS COMPLETE WHERE SERVICE IS MADE IN ANY MANNER OTHER THAN BY PERSONAL DELIVERY WITHIN THE STATE. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IF DESIGNATED AS A DEFENDANT IN THIS ACTION, MAY ANSWER OR APPEAR WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS OF SERVICE HEREOF. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR ANSWER WILL RESULT IN A JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU BY DEFAULT FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. IN THE EVENT THAT A DEFICIENCY BALANCE REMAINS FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS, A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU, UNLESS THE DEFENDANT OBTAINED A BANKRUPTCY DISCHARGE AND SUCH OTHER OR FURTHER RELIEF AS MAY BE JUST
AND EQUITABLE. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER TO THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. THESE PLEADINGS ARE BEING AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF NICOLEIA TAYLOR, DECEASED, KAREEM TAYLOR A/K/A KAREEM GAYNOR, SHEOHNNA TAYLOR AND KAREEN GAYNOR AS POSSIBLE HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF NICOLEIA TAYLOR, DECEASED. THESE PLEADINGS ARE ALSO BEING AMENDED TO INCLUDE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE. THESE PLEADINGS ARE BEING FURTHER AMENDED TO OMIT WILLIAM SIMMS. KINGS COUNTY IS DESIGNATED AS THE PLACE OF TRIAL. THE BASIS OF VENUE IS THE LOCATION OF THE MORTGAGED PREMISES. DATED: APRIL 5, 2018 MARK K. BROYLES, ESQ. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF OFFICE AND P.O. ADDRESS 28 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 1800 ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14614 TELEPHONE NO. (585) 2327400 BLOCK: 3749 LOT: 22 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION THE OBJECT OF THE ABOVE ACTION IS TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE HELD BY THE PLAINTIFF RECORDED IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN. TO THE DEFENDANT, THE PLAINTIFF MAKES NO PERSONAL CLAIM AGAINST YOU IN THIS ACTION. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: THE FOREGOING SUMMONS IS SERVED UPON YOU BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF HON. LAWRENCE KNIPEL, JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, DATED OCTOBER 26, 2018 AND FILED ALONG WITH THE SUPPORTING PAPERS IN THE KINGS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE. THIS IS AN ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE. 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, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF HINSDALE STREET, DISTANT 133 FEET 4 INCHES SOUTHERLY FROM THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF BELMONT AVENUE AND THE WESTERLY SIDE OF HINSDALE STREET; RUNNING THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH BELMONT AVENUE AND PART OF THE DISTANCE THROUGH A PARTY WALL 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH HINSDALE STREET 16 FEET 8 INCHES; THENCE EASTERLY AND PARALLEL WITH BELMONT AVENUE AND PART OF THE DISTANCE THROUGH A PARTY WALL 100 FEET TO THE WESTERLY SIDE OF HINSDALE STREET; AND THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY SIDE OF HINSDALE STREET 16 FEET 8 INCHES TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. MORTGAGED PREMISES: 234 HINSDALE STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11207 TAX MAP/PARCEL ID NO.: BLOCK: 3749 LOT:22 OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, NY 11207 #171887
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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX #: 21056/2013 CARVER FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK PLAINTIFF, VS ENID JOSHUA AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF GERALD L. JOSHUA IF LIVING, AND IF HE/ SHE BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, CLAIMING, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AN IN-
TEREST IN, OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC LIEN UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS ACTION; SUCH UNKNOWN PERSONS BEING HEREIN GENERALLY DESCRIBED AND INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF SUCH DECEASED, ANY AND ALL PERSONS DERIVING INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON, OR TITLE TO SAID REAL PROPERTY BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THEM, OR EITHER OF THEM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE WIVES, WIDOWS, HUSBANDS, WIDOWERS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, UNKNOWN HEIRS AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF GERALD L. JOSHUA IF LIVING, AND IF HE/SHE BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, CLAIMING, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN, OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC LIEN UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS ACTION; SUCH UNKNOWN PERSONS BEING HEREIN GENERALLY DESCRIBED AND INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF SUCH DECEASED, ANY AND ALL PERSONS DERIVING INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON, OR TITLE TO SAID REAL PROPERTY BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THEM, OR EITHER OF THEM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE WIVES, WIDOWS, HUSBANDS, WIDOWERS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, LENNOX JOSHUA NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, GERALD “DOE” (LAST NAME REFUSED), MR. JOSHUA, ANTHONY “DOE” (LAST NAME REFUSED), OWEN DOE (LAST NAME REFUSED), MRS. JOHNSON , JANELLA “DOE” (LAST NAME REFUSED) JOHN DOE (BEING FICTITIOUS, THE NAMES UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF INTENDED TO BE TENANTS, OCCUPANTS, PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT OR THEIR HEIRS AT LAW, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, GUARDIANS, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS OR SUCCESSORS.) DEFENDANT(S). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 1036 DUMONT AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11208 BL #: 4083 - 133 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN THIS ACTION, AND TO SERVE A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER, OR, IF THE COMPLAINT IS NOT SERVED WITH THIS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS, TO SERVE A NOTICE OF APPEARANCE, ON THE PLAINTIFF(S) ATTORNEY(S) WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE OF THIS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS, EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SERVICE (OR WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE IS COMPLETE IF THIS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS IS NOT PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO YOU WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK). IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR ANSWER, JUDGMENT WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU BY DEFAULT FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. THE ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF HAS AN OFFICE FOR BUSINESS IN THE COUNTY OF ERIE. TRIAL TO BE HELD IN THE COUNTY OF KINGS. THE BASIS OF THE VENUE DESIGNATED ABOVE IS THE LOCATION OF THE MORTGAGED PREMISES. TO UNKNOWN HEIRS DEFENDANT IN THIS ACTION. THE FOREGOING SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS IS SERVED UPON YOU BY PUBLICATION, PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF HON. MARK I. PARTNOW OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, DATED THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF JUNE, 2019 AND FILED WITH THE COMPLAINT IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, IN THE CITY OF BROOKLYN. THE OBJECT OF THIS ACTION IS TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE UPON THE PREMISES DESCRIBED BELOW, EXECUTED BY GERALD L. JOSHUA (WHO DIED ON JUNE
16, 2010, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK) TO SECURE THE SUM OF $337,250.00. THE MORTGAGE WAS RECORDED AT CRFN 2007000056777 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY REGISTER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, KINGS COUNTY ON JANUARY 31, 2007. THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 1036 DUMONT AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11208 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT, YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE THE STATE ENCOURAGES YOU TO BECOME INFORMED ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS IN FORECLOSURE. IN ADDITION TO SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM AN ATTORNEY OR LEGAL AID OFFICE, THERE ARE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU MAY CONTACT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE OPTIONS, INCLUDING TRYING TO WORK WITH YOUR LENDER DURING THIS PROCESS. TO LOCATE AN ENTITY NEAR YOU, YOU MAY CALL THE TOLL-FREE HELPLINE MAINTAINED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AT 1-800-342-3736 OR THE FORECLOSURE RELIEF HOTLINE 1-800-269-0990 OR VISIT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.DFS.NY.GOV. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY IN YOUR HOME DURING THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS AND UNTIL YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD AT AUCTION PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO REMAIN IN YOUR HOME, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PAY PROPERTY TAXES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS BE CAREFUL OF PEOPLE WHO APPROACH YOU WITH OFFERS TO “SAVE” YOUR HOME. THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO WATCH FOR NOTICES OF FORECLOSURE ACTIONS IN ORDER TO UNFAIRLY PROFIT FROM A HOMEOWNER’S DISTRESS. YOU SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL ABOUT ANY SUCH PROMISES AND ANY SUGGESTIONS THAT YOU PAY THEM A FEE OR SIGN OVER YOUR DEED. STATE LAW REQUIRES ANYONE OFFERING SUCH SERVICES FOR PROFIT TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WHICH FULLY DESCRIBES THE SERVICES THEY WILL PERFORM AND FEES THEY WILL CHARGE, AND WHICH PROHIBITS THEM FROM TAKING ANY MONEY FROM YOU UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED ALL SUCH PROMISED SERVICES. SEC. 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: JULY 9, 2019 GROSS POLOWY, LLC ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF(S) 1775 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 100 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 THE LAW FIRM OF GROSS POLOWY, LLC AND THE ATTORNEYS WHOM IT EMPLOYS ARE DEBT COLLECTORS WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THEM WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 64490 #171989
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Hello Again: Neil Diamond . . . from Brooklyn to Broadway BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE. COM
rooklyn-born balladeer Neil Diamond has quite the story to tell and an incredible catalog of songs to go with it. Now that story will be told in a new, as-yet-untitled Broadway musical which will be directed by Tony award-winner Michael Mayer. While similar era bio-musicals such as “Jersey Boys” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” have done well, other such productions have faltered, including recent musicals based on the lives of Cher, Donna Summer and Gloria Estefan. What Diamond has going for him is a devoutly dedicated legion of fans who have followed his career for over half a century. Acclaimed veteran music journalist, author and former Billboard magazine contributing editor Jim Bessman says that Diamond’s life is tailor-made for the stage. “You’d think Neil Diamond would be perfect for Broadway. He’s one of the great pop hit singer-songwriters, going back to the same fabled 1960s Brill Building pop songwriting era in New
York that spawned Carole King, so he’d appeal to the same audience that’s made ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ an award-winning and long-running Broadway hit,” said Bessman, who previously interviewed Diamond. “And like King, Diamond’s career has also extended far beyond his initial ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll hits — which he wrote and recorded when he was a young man, and which were a big reason he eventually gained entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — to attain an adult pop sensibility that lifted him from a rock audience base to the mainstream and an arena concert touring attraction,” he added. Diamond was born in Coney Island on Jan. 24, 1941. His father owned a dry goods business and the family lived in several Brooklyn neighborhoods throughout Diamond’s childhood. He attended Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush, where he and Barbra Streisand sang in a choral group together, but did not know each other at the time. Years later, in 1978, they would team up to record the classic “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” which remains Diamond’s highest charting single.
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Neil Diamond performing at Erasmus High School in Flatbush. As far as hits, the producers of the new show have quite a catalog to choose from. Diamond released 58 charting singles between 1966 and 1986, including 13 Top-10 hits and three that reached number one. Among those were now standards like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am…I Said,” “Song
Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” "Hello Again" and arguably his most popular hit, “Sweet Caroline,” which climbed to number four in 1969. Diamond also wrote songs for other artists, including the Monkees’ Number One hit “I’m a Believer” and its Number Two
follow-up “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.” “Diamond has also written for the films ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ and ‘The Jazz Singer,’ so as he himself has adapted his music to fit theatrical formats, so too should it be adaptable to the stage,” explained Bessman. “And topping it off, you have a creative team including writer Anthony McCarten, who wrote the screenplay for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Gaudio, who wrote many of the Four Seasons’ hits and was an original member of the group, as well as the catalyst behind ‘Jersey Boys,’” Bessman continued. “Gaudio is also a huge fan of Diamond, and presented him with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s most prestigious honor, the Johnny Mercer Award, two years ago at the organization’s annual awards ceremony,” Bessman added. Diamond ’s Brooklyn roots should factor into the new production. His most autobiographical ballad, “Brooklyn Roads,” is the quintessential song about a young boy growing up in the borough. In the song, Diamond
nostalgically closes his eyes and dreams himself back to his childhood, growing up with his brother “two floors above the butcher.” We can smell the “cookin’ in the hallway,” he sings, and the poetic and poignant imagery only adds to this masterpiece of American songwriting. Diamond has called this his most literal and personal composition about his childhood aspirations, and there is no doubt he knows those Brooklyn roads well. This song epitomizes why Diamond remains one of the most admired songwriters of his generation. Having sold more than 115 million records worldwide, Diamond retired from performing last year after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The musical’s release date has yet to be announced. “It would seem that Diamond’s music could easily fuel a successful Broadway musical, what with such key people involved who can turn his life as a Brooklyn boy who became one of the great pop tunesmiths into an entertaining context for the songs,” said Bessman. “No doubt theater-goers will leave singing “Sweet Caroline,” he added.
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FRANKLIN TURNPIKE LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: FRANKLIN TURNPIKE LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 3/15/2019. 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 FRANKLIN TURNPIKE LLC, 494 W 19TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY, 11215. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #171961
VM REALTY 2 LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: VM REALTY 2 LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 06/19/2019. 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 VM REALTY 2 LLC 6717 4TH AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY, 11220. PURPOSE/CHARAC-
JORDAN HALL LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: JORDAN HALL LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 02/25/2019. 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 JORDAN HALL LLC 119 GROVE ST. #4L BROOKLYN, NY, 11221. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #170672
ROGER INCH LLC
BROOKLYN, NY, 11226. PURPOSE/ CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: ROGER INCH LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 6/24/2019. 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 ROGER INCH LLC, 100 E 18TH STREET #3F,
LOCUS DEVELOPMENT LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: LOCUS DEVELOPMENT LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 3/28/2019. 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 KATIE SCALLON, 55 NORTH 5TH STREET APT W307 BROOKLYN, NY, 11249. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #171927
OFF. LOC.: KINGS CO. SSNY DESIG. AS AGT. UPON WHOM PROCESS MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: QING YUN WANG, 354 GRAHAM AVE. STE. B, BROOKLYN, NY 11211. THE REG. AGT. IS QING YUN WANG AT THE SAME ADDRESS. GENERAL PURPOSES. #171146
RUAIS STUDIO LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RUAIS STUDIO LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 6/11/19. 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, 193A 32ND ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11232. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #171303
NY MED OF BROOKLYN, LLC
51 BARTLETT ST LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 05/22/19. OFF. LOC.: KINGS CO. SSNY DESIG. AS AGT. UPON WHOM PROCESS MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 51 BARTLETT ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11206. GENERAL PURPOSES.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NY MED OF BROOKLYN, LLC ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 06/11/19. 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, 765 NOSTRAND AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11216. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.
SEVENTY TWO 88 LLC
SKY ONE 2 LLC
51 BARTLETT ST LLC
SEVENTY TWO 88 LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 06/07/19.
SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 05/16/2019. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPIES OF ANY PROCESS SERVED AGAINST THE LLC TO: THE LLC, 1632 ATLANTIC AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11213. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE OR ACTIVITY.
NOTICE OF FORMATION, SKY ONE 2 LLC. ARTICLES OF ORG. FILED WITH
347 GREENE AVENUE CONDOMINIUM LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE 347 GREENE AVENUE CONDOMINIUM LLC. ART. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SECY OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 6/18/19. OFF. LOC.: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY TO IS THE 347 GREENE AVENUE CONDOMINIUM LLC, 225 BROADWAY, 32ND FLR, NEW YORK, NY 10007 . PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT #171895
400 LINDEN LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 400 LINDEN LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 4/5/19. 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, 461 20TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11215. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #171967
THE CROSSINGS 14 LLC THE CROSSINGS 14 LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 07/09/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O RICHARD GIRASOLE, CPA, 7522 13TH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11228. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172071
R.D. VASWANI LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: R.D. VASWANI LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 4/28/2006. 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 DESAREE WAITE, 135-47 126TH ST SOUTH OZONE PARK,, NY, 11420. PURPOSE/ CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #163237
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