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RIDGEITE THROWS HAT INTO 46TH A.D. RING

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Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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all it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge, either way the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round trip fare. The State Senate has finally passed a bill that will offer some relief, especially for those Brooklyn residents who travel to Staten Island for work or have family living there. A reduced fare plan has been in effect for Staten Island residents who commute daily across the bridge to work in Manhattan or one of the boroughs. That same discount has never applied for Brooklyn residents who do the reverse commute. According to State Sen. Marty Golden, the legislation would provide Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll relief to Kings County residents who utilize E-Z pass and who cross the bridge three or more times per month. “The residents of Brooklyn, and in particular Southern Brooklyn, realistically have only one way to enter Staten Island and/or parts of New Jersey for employment, visiting relatives, and use of vacation properties,”

Golden said. “Our families “As the sponsor of this bill in and businesses simply cannot the Assembly, I have been trying afford to shoulder the burdens to get toll relief passed for the forced on them by the tolls at the Verrazano Bridge,” Abbate told Verrazano Narrows Bridge any this paper. “As one of the pricilonger.” est tolls in the country, this is a Brooklyn residents with E-Z serious issue for the residents pass pay $11.52, a 32% savings of Southern Brooklyn as well from the $17.00 toll. Staten Island as the rest of the city. I will conresidents pay $5.50. tinue to work on an agreement For Amanda Alexander, who with my colleagues on the scope lives in Bay Ridge and teaches at of the bill and the cost.” P.S. 41-The Stephanie A. Vierno In addition to the issue of toll School on Staten Island, the toll hikes, Golden has led passage reduction would cut her month- for legislation that seeks to ly travel cost in half. “Every four correct the spelling of the Verweeks I pay $230 in tolls com- razano by adding the extra “z” muting to work,” she told this back to the explorer Giovanni paper. “A Staten Islander would da Verrazzano’s name. That pay $110 for the same number bill was sent to the Assembly of trips. It would be a welcome by Assemblymember Michael savings.” Cusic. Golden said that this issue Golden called the Verrazano has been a constant complaint tolls the most expensive in the from borough residents. “On country and said that this lega very regular basis, Brooklyn islation has taken too long. He residents express concerns told this paper that Brooklyn about the regular rising cost families deserve the same conof Verrazano Bridge toll, and sideration as Staten Islanders. see no end in sight to these in- “While people in Staten Island creases,” Golden said, calling on can’t afford to get off the island, his colleagues in the Assembly we can’t afford to get on it.” to “make this the year toll-relief Before any discount plan happens.” can take effect, the bill must be Assemblymember Peter passed by the state Assembly. Abbate himself has been cham- It would then be sent to Govpioning the reduction of tolls for ernor Andrew Cuomo for his Brooklynites. signature.

It’s now a three-way race for the Democratic nomination to fill the seat vacated by former Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who resigned from office in April after being slammed with an 11-count indictment on fraud and corruption charges in January. Chris McCreight, chief of staff to City Councilmember Justin Brannan, announced his candidacy for the post on Thursday, June 7. In seeking the nomination, he joins Coney Island activist Mathylde Frontus and Ethan Lustig-Elgrably, a former staffer for City Councilmember Mark Treyger. One Republican, Steve Saperstein, is also seeking to fill the empty seat in the 46th A.D., which encompasses portions of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate and Coney Island. McCreight, the only Ridgeite in the race, said one of his main goals, should he be elected, would be to “make sure every neighborhood in the district, which is very diverse, gets the attention it deserves.” McCreight also touched on the issue of corruption — which has not only affected Albany but the district itself, with Harris pleading guilty just days after his announcement to four of 11 counts in the original indictment brought against her in January. —Helen Klein

NO-APPOINTMENT BULK PICK-UP TO RETURN TO RIDGE, DYKER In an effort to keep city streets looking more like sidewalks and less like furniture showrooms, large bulk collection will return solely to Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights on non-recycling days – no appointment needed, announced Councilmember Justin Brannan. According to the pol, starting this summer, a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garbage truck will be assigned to the 'hoods on non-recycling days to pick up any and all bulk items, like bed frames and old couches, whether or not the resident has made an appointment. This change, Brannan said, is welcome, and means no more furniture sitting on the curb for weeks on end waiting to be picked up. The change comes less than a year after DSNY launched the bulk pick-up appointment program in the district. Residents should continue making appointments for bulk pick-up through July 2, when the new expanded pick-up program is expected to begin. In addition, Brannan said, DSNY will start collecting organics once a week on recycling days. —Meaghan McGoldrick


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A LOOK BACK

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With the return of John Travolta this week to Bensonhurst’s Lenny’s Pizza, it seemed a perfect time to look back on the debut of his iconic film, “Saturday Night Fever,” which opened in 1977. In this photo from the ebrooklyn media/file photo files of this newspaper, a crowd waits outside the Alpine Theater in Bay Ridge on a snowy evening, umbrellas open; parked across the street, a car that epitomized the era. The other feature screened at the Alpine that evening was “Telefon” with Charles Bronson. Compiled by Helen Klein

LETTERS CLASS WARFARE I just received the latest quarterly property tax bill on my three-family home in Bensonhurst. Yet another increase, this time for $61, or $244 per annum. My property taxes, and those of my neighbors, are now near the $10,000 SALT cap imposed by the GOP Tax Reform Bill. This time, the increase is the direct result of an arbitrary rise in the "assessed value" of my house even though the estimated market value decreased. There was no change in the property tax rate, the usual vehicle for increasing property taxes on small homeowners like me. Why, pray tell, would my assessed value increase if the estimated market value of my house declined? My bill provides no explanation. And so this unrelenting class warfare on the part of the city continues unabated. Dennis Middlebrooks

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first class stamp going up by a penny from 49 cents to 50 cents later this year. Part of the problem is that Congress in 2006 mandated that the Post Office fully fund 75 years of retirement benefits for employees. This has contributed billions to the Post Office's long term debt. It is time for Congress to amend legislation and afford the Post Office ability to fund its retirement plan at a more reasonable level. There are other initiatives which could assist the Postal Service in avoiding frequent postage stamp increases. The Post Office should continue with more joint business ventures like Amazon in expanding Sunday delivery to generate badly needed revenues. This would assist in developing alternatives to raising the price of a first class stamps every few years. Why not consider going after other available untapped potential revenue streams? The US Postal Service could sell advertising space on the sides of mailboxes and vehicles. Sell off some valuable real estate and move to less expensive locations. Why not join banks and fast-food restaurants that sublet space at big box stores to open smaller post offices? Generate both revenue and customers by subletting excess capacity at underutilized post offices to other government agencies along with private sector businesses. License corporations to sponsor stamps for a fee. Have elected officials pay the real, full costs for their bulk rate mailings to constituents. Charge the full price for all junk mail. Future increases in the price of stamps should be directly tied to inflation. The Post Office should apply free-enterprise solutions to provide a more cost-effective product, reduce deficits and prevent more branches from closing, thus keeping its commitment to serve the public well. Larry Penner

THE TEST IS NOT THE PROBLEM Six months into his second lights of our public school system. term, Mayor Bill de Blasio seems Mayor de Blasio seems unable intent on once again creating an to comprehend that the testing issue that will pit one group of methods employed by the DepartNew Yorkers against another. ment of Education are in fact color Last summer, New Yorkers blind. They do not know whether the student taking them is white, witnessed his politically correct plan to remove statues of black, Asian or Hispanic. Nor, do they take into Christopher Columbus account a student’s and other historic religious, family figures from their or socio-economic pedestals around our city. Thankbackground. fully, after much The test’s only purpose is to see if the uproar and creation of student has what it a monument review commission, com- BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER takes to succeed in mon sense prevailed NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS these eight schools whose tough stanand Columbus still holds his perch at dards and curricuBroadway and West 59th Street in lums have, over the years, proManhattan and President Teddy duced 14 future Nobel Laureates, Roosevelt remains in front of the dozens of Westinghouse/Intel American Museum of Natural Science Scholarships winners and thousands of others graduHistory. Sadly, this year’s ill conceived ates that have become leaders in plan isn’t aimed at those who died their professions and productive centuries ago. It has to with the members of society. education of young New Yorkers The solution to this problem and perceived racial and econom- won’t be found by lowering stanic inequities within the selection dards in eight specialized high process for the Department of schools. The real solution lies in Education’s eight specialized high improving the quality of the edschools. ucation in all our public schools. Mayor de Blasio wants to do Remember, we’re only talking away with the Specialized High 5,000 seats per year in a system School Admissions Test (SHSAT) that educates upwards of one milwhich for decades has served as lion students on an annual basis. the key to admissions to these The mayor shouldn’t be peschools. He is alarmed that only nalizing the hard work of Asian 10 percent of this year’s incoming American students; he should be freshman class of roughly 5,000 penalizing the bureaucrats he emstudents will be black or Hispanic ploys to run our city’s Department compared to city’s overall public of Education which spends more school enrollment where these than $22,000 per pupil per year group account for 67 percent of (more than double the national the student body. Fifty two per- average) to educate our children. cent of those 5,000 spots will be Ultimately, the authority to filled by Asian-Americans and 27 change the entrance requirepercent by whites. ments for specialized high schools While the disparity between rests with the state legislature, not the groups is obvious, Mayor de the mayor. Until a solution can be Blasio’s solution won’t solve the derived that benefits all children underlying problem; a school without lowering the standards system that is failing New York in the specialized schools, I will City’s children. His approach vote NO on any legislation that will merely devalue a diploma attempts to implement the de from schools like Bronx Science, Blasio plan. Stuyvesant High, Brooklyn Tech Nicole Malliotakis represents the and Staten Island Tech, and pos- 64th A.D. in Brooklyn and Staten sibly snuff out one of the bright Island.


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Grimm’s criminal past big topic at first debate vs. Donovan BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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t was a verbal slugfest. The first debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan and his challenger, Michael Grimm, did not disappoint political observers who were hoping for fireworks. During a one-hour live debate on 77 WABC Radio on Monday, the two men sparred over everything from Grimm’s criminal record to Donovan’s efforts to save the Brooklyn Veterans Administration hospital to whether the incumbent sought to convince ebrooklyn media/Photos by Paula Katinas President Donald Trump to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan grant Grimm a pardon. and challenger Michael The two candidates freGrimm sparred during quently interrupted each their first face-to-face other and had several tense debate. exchanges. immigrants are the only ones Grimm’s past was a frequent applying for those jobs. “Amertopic of discussion during the contentious showdown icans, unfortunately, don’t show moderated by WABC Political up for those jobs. Either you Affairs Director Rita Cosby, coclose your business or you hire host of the “Curtis and Cosby undocumented workers,” he said. Show.” Cosby asked Grimm pointGrimm, who had been electblank if he had sought a pardon from President Donald Trump. ed to Congress in 2010, pleaded guilty in early 2015 to a federal Donovan said former Staten Island Borough President Guy tax fraud charge stemming from his ownership of a health Molinari asked him to look into food restaurant and his hiring a pardon for Grimm. But during U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, Rita Cosby of undocumented immigrants. and Michael Grimm. a conversation with the president, He resigned from Congress. Trump asked Donovan if MoliDonovan, the former Staten nari had supported him in the Island district attorney, won the seat he sold us out for a deal with the Jus- 2016 election. Donovan replied no, in a special election in May of 2015. tice Department,” Donovan said. that Molinari was a Never Trumper. Now Grimm is running against As district attorney, “I put people “The President did not care to hear Donovan in the Republican Pri- like him in prison,” Donovan said of this at all,” Donovan said. mary on June 26 to get his old seat Grimm. Grimm came under fire for not back representing New York’s 11th Grimm countered that he was releasing his tax returns. Donovan Congressional District (Southwest charged with paying four of his released his tax returns in April. Brooklyn-Staten Island). undocumented immigrant workers Grimm said he will not release his tax Donovan charged that Grimm off the books, a common practice of returns, “because I’m not required to.” pulled a fast one on voters going restaurant owners in New York City. Donovan seized on Grimm’s refusinto the 2014 election, in which He contended that he should have al. “How many things have you been Grimm defeated Democrat Domenic faced a civil penalty, not criminal hiding from the public?” he asked Recchia. Donovan said Grimm, who charges. him. was already under investigation for When Cosby asked Grimm if he Grimm charged that Donovan tax fraud, told voters he was innocent is in any position to criticize un- has done nothing to stop funding of the charges against him. And after documented immigrants since he cuts to the Veterans Administration he won re-election, he cut a plea deal himself hired them, the challenger Medical Center. The center is located with federal prosecutors and pleaded said a business owner hiring low- at 800 Poly Place in Bay Ridge. “The guilty, Donovan said. skilled workers for minimum wage Brooklyn VA has done nothing but “He betrayed our trust. Weeks later usually finds that undocumented cut services,” Grimm said.

“We kept services open. We will keep the ENT open,” Donovan said referring to the medical center’s ear, nose and throat clinic which is threatened with closure due to budget cuts. The recent case involving Pablo Villavicencio, the undocumented immigrant from Ecuador who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while delivering a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge became a bone of contention between Donovan and Grimm when the conversation broadened to Sanctuary Cities and whether local governments should be protecting undocumented immigrants . “People are blaming ICE and military officers for enforcing the law. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. They did their jobs,” Donovan said. Grimm charged that Donovan supported granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants. Donovan denied it. Grimm also said Donovan opposed cutting federal funding to Sanctuary Cities. Donovan said he opposes the idea of harboring illegal immigrants but that a bill to cut funding to Sanctuary Cities went too far. It would have cut funding for the NYPD, he said. Grimm called Sanctuary Cities “a horrible” policy and said that it “puts our police officers at risk.” Grimm also claimed that Donovan pleaded with him not to run against him in primary. He claimed Donovan told him, “Give me two more years,” and that then he would retire from Congress and be eligible for a government pension. Donovan shook his head and denied Grimm’s contention. Grimm said that Donovan has not passed any substantive legislation during his time in Congress. Donovan described himself as the most productive freshman lawmaker in the House in terms of the number of bills passed. Cosby noted that Trump has endorsed Donovan in the race. “Dan Donovan has the entire establishment behind him. I have the people behind me. I’m fine with that,” Grimm said.


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Cops arrest garbage truck driver for drunk driving, crashing into several parked cars in Bensonhurst BY JAIME DEJESUS

take a breathalyzer. Viking Sanitation, Castaldo’s employer, released a statement to the press. "Our company has a long track record of safety and we hold ourselves to high standards, including random drug testing for drivers,” it read. “It appears that this driver failed to adhere to our standards and he was immediately suspended as part of the ongoing investigation of this serious incident.”

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The scene of the multiple crashes. Nonetheless, the driver was apprehended at 59th Street and 19th Avenue at around 6 a.m., despite the fact that the suspect continued to ignore lawful instruction given to him, say police. According to authorities, one cop used a Taser, striking the suspect in the torso, to subdue him.

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68 TH PRECINCT The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. TWO AGAINST ONE: A 23-year-old was attacked by two men on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 81st Street on Sunday, June 10 at at around 3:20 a.m. According to reports, the two attackers struck the victim — who was intoxicated at the time — in the face. The perps fled in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made. BENCHED: A 57-year-old woman was attacked while sitting on a bench near Senator Street and Third Avenue on Thursday, June 7 by a 50-year-old woman. According to reports, at around 2:40 p.m., the attacker approached the victim, and hit her on the top of the head with a metal baseball bat, then fled the scene. No arrests have been made. CROOK BREAKS IN THROUGH FIRE ESCAPE: An apartment at Ovington Avenue and Sixth Avenue was burglarized

62 ND PRECINCT on Monday, June 4 at around 10:52 a.m. According to reports, the unknown crook entered through a window near the fire escape and stole several items. No arrests have been made. SHATTERED: An unknown crook broke into a vehicle belonging to a 46-year-old man that was parked on 62nd Street between 12th and 13th Avenues and stole over $1,000 on Monday, June 4. According to reports, after the victim left the car at around noon, the crook broke the rear driver’s side window and stole a plastic bag containing around $1,200. No arrests have been made. BREAKING DOWN DOORS: An unknown perp damaged the rear entry door of a home on 77th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 10th Avenue around 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Reports say that the suspect removed the hinges from the home’s screen door, worth around $100. No arrests have been made.

The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. THREE MASKED MEN STEAL CAR: Three men wearing surgical masks attacked a 27-year-old man near Bay Ridge Parkway and 21st Avenue and stole his car at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. According to the police, the victim was driving westbound on Bay Parkway when he got a phone call. He pulled over, got out of the car, leaving the keys in the ignition, and was smoking a cigarette when he was approached by the trio. One of the perps told him not to move, then sprayed him in the eyes with an unknown substance. The perps then jumped into the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made. DRY CLEANED: Crooks broke into a dry cleaner at 20th Avenue and 70th Street and stole $140 on Wednesday, June 6 at around 1:50 a.m. According to reports, employees closed the store at around 9 p.m.; the crook later broke into the store by going under the front door gate and grabbing the cash from the register, then fleeing in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made. BUSTED FOR STAB ATTACK: Two young men, one 17, the other 22, were arrested for allegedly attempting to stab a 30-year-old man with knives at Avenue P and West Second Street on Friday, June 8. Reports say that at around 9:02 p.m., the victim was walking home when the suspects allegedly lunged at him, attempting to stab him. The man got away and called 911. When cops apprehended the suspects, one of them pushed an officer who was attempting to handcuff him. According to police, one of the suspects was in possession of a mini machete and two knives.


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Former Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris pleads guilty to four counts BY CLARISSA SOSIN

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t wasn’t until she read her statement to the court that former South Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris began to cry. It started with a waver in her voice, her head bowed down over a piece of paper as she read her account of the crimes. Harris, 57, who represented portions of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate and Coney Island, pleaded guilty in federal court to four out of the original 11 counts on the indictment on Tuesday, June 12. She appeared in front of United States Magistrate Judge Robert Levy and admitted guilt to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making false statements to FEMA, and one count of witness tampering. Sniffing periodically as she read, she described how she falsified applications for discretionary funds from the New York City Council and then wired those funds to her personal bank account. She recounted how she

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Former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris leaving Brooklyn Federal Court after a hearing earlier this year. lied about living with her twin sister on Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy to receive disaster money from FEMA. She paused part way through her statement, saying “pardon me” to the judge, before telling the court how she told her sister to lie to the FBI when she found out she was under investigation. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harris defrauded the New York City Council of $45,600 total and FEMA of approximately $25,000 between 2012 and 2017. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for making

false statements to FEMA, and a maximum of 20 years in prison for the wire fraud and witness tampering charges. Among the other agencies that Harris had been charged with defrauding are the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York City Build it Back Program, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. Harris, a Democrat, succeeded former Assemblymember Alec

Brook-Krasny, winning a 2015 special election that was held after BrookKrasny, also a Democrat, stepped down to take a job in the private sector. The latter was indicted after stepping down in connection with a sting operation targeting three Brooklyn medical clinics that investigators allege were “pill mills” which illegally prescribed opioid painkillers while also fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid for millions of dollars’ worth of unnecessary medical tests, physical therapy and psychiatric services. In a statement given out after the hearing, Harris’s attorneys Joel Cohen and Jerry Goldfeder wrote that they hoped Judge Jack Weinstein, the judge assigned to sentencing, would be lenient in his sentencing. They emphasized that none of the charges were related to Harris’s time as an assemblymember and they wrote that she “admitted her guilt in an effort to move on with her life.” Harris is set to appear in court for her sentencing on Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Additional reporting contributed by Helen Klein


NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSBEAT Lesbians Claim Uber Driver Booted Them After They Kissed MANHATTAN BRIDGE — Alex Iovine and her girlfriend, Emma Pichl, say that an Uber driver told them to leave his car after they kissed briefly while the cab was driving over the Manhattan Bridge. The two of them had finished eating lunch at Pig Beach, a Gowanus eatery, when they summoned an Uber to take them to Manhattan, NBC News reported. After the two kissed, “The driver pulled suddenly pulled over and said, `Get out of my car, you’re not allowed to do that,’” Iovine told NBC News. A cellphone video of the incident that Iovine posted on her Facebook site shows the driver as a dark-haired white or Hispanic man with a moustache wearing dark glasses and a white T-shirt. Uber said the company “does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have reached out to the rider regarding her experience,” according to NBC News.

Shark Exhibit Opens at NY Aquarium — Finally CONEY ISLAND — The long-awaited shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium opens on June 30. “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” was announced in 2012, but Superstorm Sandy delayed construction of the 57-000-square-foot exhibit until 2014. There will be a total of 115 species of sharks on display in the main 500,000-gallon tank, including sand tiger sharks, cownose rays, loggerhead sea turtles and thousands of

types of fish. Workers were putting the final touches on the Shimmer Wall on Wednesday, according to Brownstoner. The wall is made out of 33,000 aluminum rectangles, hanging from tension cables and recreates a sense of waves and movement across the facade as the wind shifts the tiles. The aquarium also recently debuted its own restaurant, The Oceanside Grill, which is open for business along the boardwalk.

Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, Says Blog FORT HAMILTON — Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. However, the local blog Hey Ridge, in a move that is sure to be unpopular in the neighborhood, says “The Army base should close” and take its military personnel with it. The idea goes back as far as 1906, when the West End Board of Trade of Brooklyn wanted to turn it into a park. However, then-Secretary of War William Howard Taft put a damper on the idea, saying Fort Hamilton was necessary for the defense of New York Harbor. In 1926, it was suggested as a location for what is now called Brooklyn College, but eventually the current site at Nostrand and Flatbush avenues was chosen. The Hey Ridge writer said military police who are assigned to live on the base are “re-creating the city in the image of suburban America: calling ICE on the pizza delivery guy, eating fast food from chain restaurants and driving everywhere.”

NICE TO HAVE ‘MET‘ YOU. Newlyweds Rick and Monica Buttacavoli pose with their idol, New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez, who visited the Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday, June 9. The team’s longtime broadcaster and former first baseman was promoting his latest book, “I’m Keith Hernandez.”

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Councilmember Announces Single-Sex Beach Days for Observant Jews, Muslims MANHATTAN BEACH — Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Manhattan Beach-Sheepshead Bay) is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days at a beach behind Kingsborough Community College to allow his Orthodox Jewish and Muslim constituents the opportunity to enjoy the seashore. “A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” Deutsch told the Daily News. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming.” Deutsch, himself an observant Jew, plans to rent the beach space from the community college. Males will be able to go on June 29, while June 27 is reserved for females. For reasons of modesty, Orthodox Jews and Muslims do not swim with members of the opposite sex. Similar single-sex hours at a public swimming pool in Williamsburg were a matter of legal contention recently, but the matter was resolved in favor of the Orthodox Jewish community.

More Details Unveiled About Development at LICH Site COBBLE HILL — The developer of River Park, the real estate development that will rise on the former Long Island College Hospital campus, unveiled a new website Monday that includes several more renderings and details about the development. The project, according to Curbed, is composed of five elements: the historic Polhemus Building, which is being converted into condos; a group of townhouses next to the building; 1

River Park, a 15-story condo building; 2 River Park, the tallest building, which will rise 475 feet; and 5 River Park, another 150-story tower. The buildings will all include high-end amenities, such as balconies as large as 300 square feet (at 1 River Park), a “sky park” (at 2 River Park) and a pool (at 5 River Park). One River Park, on the corner of Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue, will be closest to the waterfront, Curbed reported.

Judge Halts Deportation Of Pizza Delivery Man BAY RIDGE — A Manhattan federal judge has temporarily stopped the deportation of a pizza delivery man who was arrested at Fort Hamilton, at least until another court hearing on July 20. Judge Alison J. Nathan of the 1st Judicial Department ruled in favor of Pablo Villavicencio Calderon, who was delivering pizza from a Queens pizzeria to the Brooklyn army base when he was turned over to Immigration

and Customs Enforcement by a military police officer, according to The New York Times. After authorities ran a background check on Villavicencio, a native of Ecuador, it turned out that he had an open order of removal since 2010. The judge said federal officials must file court documents to explain why a temporary preliminary injunction should not be issued in favor of Villavicencio, the Times reported.

Jane’s Motorcycles in Williamsburg Is Not Your Typical Biker Shop WILLIAMSBURG — Only in Williamsburg would a store sell motorcycles, coffee and clothing all in one. Alex DiMattio and Adam Kallen run Jane’s Motorcycles, located at 396 Wythe Ave., which is possibly the only shop of its kind in the world. Their concept was frowned upon by many of their business consultants, but the duo went ahead with their dream nonetheless and their customers appreciate it. “They make great coffee, they’re great guys, it’s a beautiful shop, I love all the motorcycles, what’s there not to love — it’s all the great things in life,” customer Sam Slaughter told ABC7. Their motorcycles are on display in the store and are custom-made only 20 blocks away. Their clothing, also made in Brooklyn, is designed for riders who want a different look from the stereotypical biker and can be worn around the city any day.

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Brooklyn Family Court Holds Annual Teen Day Rosie Williams, an advocate for youth with “You Gotta Believe!,” a program that is part of the Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement, speaks on the panel. Panel moderator Jim St. Germain, right, listens to her at right.

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The Kings County Family Court hosted its annual Teen Day event on Thursday for Brooklyn kids in the foster care system to network and interact with various agencies to prepare for their future. Tables set up from some 30 agencies allowed kids heading into adulthood to learn about college prospects, health insurance, preparing for job interviews and other information. With youth movements currently taking the country by storm, this year’s theme was “Using Your Voice as a Bridge to Your Future.” “Our hope was that by picking this theme today … we would help the teens catch even a glimpse of trying to see what it means to use your voice to really

Dozens of kids from the foster care system watch as panelists discuss how kids can achieve what they want in life and how adults can help them. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane build your own future,” said Judge Dean Kusakabe, co-chairman for the Teen Day Committee.

After a dance performance in front of dozens of teens by the Flex Program, an arts education initiative aimed at helping young people in difficult situations, three panelists engaged in a discussion about how kids can achieve their goals and how adults in the system can help them. Drayvon Washington, who had just performed with the Flex Program, said adults need to level with the kids. “You have to show them eye-toeye level. I’m gonna get off my high horse and get down and dirty,” Washington said. “You have to meet them all the way.” Kyle Layne, a residential counselor at St. Anne Institute in Albany, who aged out of the foster care system at 21, said education and books got him through by giving him an opportunity to block out reality.

But an advocate in the “You Gotta Believe!” program as part of the Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement Rosie Williams offered advice for kids who struggle with school. “You have to meet the kids where they’re at, if they’re not learning in the classroom, let’s ask them a question of how you learn,” Williams said. “You have to believe in these kids for them to believe in themselves.” As for the judges and other courthouse employees in the system, Williams said they need to allow kids to tell their stories in court. “The only way the system is going to change is through the young people that’s going through the system,” Williams told the teens. “So speak up and don’t be afraid to speak up about your story because it’s powerful.”

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The Art Room in Bay Ridge showcases children’s artistic creations BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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id you ever wonder what a child would do when given the opportunity to create art inspired by a contemporary artist? Well, the Art Room, located at 8710 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge, provided children of all ages with the opportunity to learn about Japanese art and create their own personal masterpieces. On Sunday, June 3, the Art Room presented a colorful art exhibit of polka dot mirror art inspired by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese contemporary artist who has been called the “Queen of Polka Dots.” Kusama’s work is based in conceptual art and contains elements of minimalism, surrealism, pop art, and abstract expressionism. The children were encouraged to create their own abstract art using a mirror as their canvas and incorporating patterns with bright and bold colors. The Art Room is run by a dedicated staff of teachers including founder Leigh Holliday Brannan and her mother-in-law Mary Immaculata Brannan. Students ages three to 12 attend classes to learn about art. Leigh was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After high school, she moved to the Midwest to study psychology, but decided her first love was art and moved back to the nation’s capital to attend the Corcoran College of Art and Design. After graduating in 1996, she founded a fine art school for children near Georgetown, where she remained for seven years. In 2003, Leigh moved to New York City where she worked for a time on Wall Street, before again realizing that art was her true passion. In 2010, she founded the Art Room NYC, and has been educating and inspiring children to create art ever since. She is married to City Councilmember Justin Brannan. Mary has been a teacher at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge for 30 years. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher in 1984, and was responsible for founding the school’s Pre-K program in 1990.  “We spent a couple of weeks studying Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who’s called the “Polka Dot Princess,” Mary said. “We presented the idea that the kids would each do a sketch

Art Room display showcasing student paintings and collages.

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The Art Room’s Mary Immaculata Brannan with Leigh Holliday Brannan. to execute their mirror. Everything is their own selection, including the color of paint they chose.”

Leigh pointed out the range of expression from the youngest kids who did little dot designs to the older

children who created intricate works of art. “We picked Yayoi Kusama as a theme because we wanted the kids to feel the cohesion of work that was going to go up and we think it’s really come together beautifully,” Leigh said. “It also shows how unique everyone is when you view it as a body of work.”

P.S. 112 students celebrated Da Vinci’s birthday BY ARIAMA LONG EDITORIAL@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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ravissimo! P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst, which in 2015 became the first in the city to have a dual language English-Italian program, celebrated Italian culture as students from the program mounted an art display at the Italian Consulate to mark iconic artist and designer Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday on April 15. The dual language program had previously caught the attention of the consulate, representatives of which, during a visit to the school, had seen that students in classes from pre-kindergarten through first grade were recreating some of Da Vinci’s most notable achievements. The art pieces included model helicopters, as well as tissue paper replicas and mosaics of the Mona Lisa. All of the dual language classes worked together to construct a robot using Da Vinci’s sketches of a mechanical knight from 1495 as a guide. “It was wonderful to have the students see their work displayed, and the Italian Consul General and education director came out to talk to the students while we were there,” noted P.S. 112 Principal Louise Alfano. According to the 2009-2013 American Community Survey, the

percentage of Italian-speaking homes in Bensonhurst was among the highest among New York City neighborhoods. According to the 2010 Census, about 80 percent of households in the surrounding Dyker Heights and New Utrecht areas speak a language other than English at home. Since 2015, the unique, federally-funded language program has taught pre-K through first-graders bilingual fluency. Students in the program are also developing an appreciation for Italian culture. Class time is split — half is taught in Italian and the other half is taught in English. The program is “designed

to develop students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in both English and Italian” in native and non-native children, according to the school’s website. Even subjects in the program such as math, social studies and science are instructed in English with extension activities in Italian in order to build number sense, reasoning and practice in both languages. Currently, the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes are learning Italian songs in preparation for their “step-up” graduation ceremonies on June 19 and June 20. P.S. 112 is located at 7115 15th Avenue.

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Students from P.S. 112’s dual language English-Italian program mounted an exhibit in honor of Leonardo da Vinci at the Italian Consulate.

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St. Ephrem School Fights Cancer with Annual Talent Show BY ROSALEEN DEGREGORIO

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n the evening of Friday, May 11, the St. Ephrem community, comprised of students, parents and teachers, gathered in Msgr. Peter Kain Hall for an important cause – Kidney Cancer Awareness. They came together for the seventh annual “Night for Hope,” in which 13 performances were put on by students in grades three through eight. The night was an opportunity for students to display their talents through dance and song to their fellow classmates and families. The students’ acts were comprised of solo, duet and group musical numbers. Many of the St. Ephrem teachers also put on an act together, singing about different jobs they’d have had if they weren’t teachers today – including a baker, an archer and a boxer. This

‘teacher-only’ skit was originally created a few years ago by parish priest Father Jim Krishe, and has been a popular skit since. The St. Ephrem community realizes the importance of cancer awareness and strives to donate money to either hospitals to help find a cure or to St. Ephrem families as a means to help pay for some of the medical costs that are endured. More than $6,000 was raised this year through ticket sales, t-shirt sales, basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle. For the baskets, each class donated money to purchase items related to their assigned themes, including a ‘Beach Basket’ and a ‘Movie Night Basket.’ Teacher Richard Diffendale and former teacher Jennifer Rizzuto gave their time and energy once again to coordinate the event. Next year’s fundraising campaign will be held in May, 2019.

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Reaching New Heights: Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman Delivered Address at City Tech’s June 4 Commencement

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ity Tech (New York City College of Technology) marked the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 78th Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 4, at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue. President Russell Hotzler conferred degrees on some 3,200 graduates this year, making this the largest graduating class in City Tech history. A small majority of these, about 1,640, received bachelor’s degrees, marking the progress of City Tech as a senior college. Delivering the commencement address was Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman, a recently retired NASA astronaut with a fascinating career, including five months at the International Space Station. The top two students in the 2018 graduating class are Valedictorian Serifat Adebola, who earned a baccalaureate degree in biomedical informatics, and Salutatorian Sandra Torres, who earned a baccalaureate in construction management. When Adebola arrived in Brooklyn from her native country, Nigeria,

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Serifat Adebola, Valedictorian. many aspects of her new home took her by surprise: the endless flow of people rushing to get somewhere, the occasional rudeness of people in the street, the extraordinary diversity she saw all around her. One short month later, she was attending college classes at City Tech, enrolled in a degree program in biomedical informatics. “Where will this take me?” she wondered.

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Sandra Torres, Salutatorian. Adebola’s intellectual skills and especially her determination have taken her to a stellar academic record. She was graduated with a 3.93 grade point average and has done research on topics as diverse as cell models based on RNA experimental data and evolutionary changes in rattlesnakes. She has come to see the strong relationship between biomedical research and the delivery of healthcare to patients. As

she puts it, “Benchside [research and analysis] has much to offer bedside [where healthcare is delivered].” Until 2011, Torres — an immigrant, born in Colombia, who came to the U.S. in 1977 — was a telecommunications field technician for Verizon. A serious injury ended that career, and left her with severe, chronic pain in her back and her right knee. A very difficult three years followed, as she dealt with depression and with how to support her family. In her words, “I struggled for three years, trying every antidepressant on the market. Finally, my psychiatrist suggested I try going back to school.” It is an approach he uses with people dealing with chronic physical pain. She agreed, with some trepidation, fearing the consequences if she failed. She really did not need to fear those consequences. On June 4, Torres was graduated from City Tech with a 3.98 grade point average. She has received scholarships from Grainger, the Associated General Contractors of New York, the Concrete Industry Foundation and the ASCE Metropolitan Section.

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Impressive science research at Fontbonne BROOKLYN EDUCATION BY JULIETTE PICCINI TUGANDER

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ontbonne Hall Academy held its Annual Science Research Symposium on May 23. The symposium showcased the work of sophomores, juniors and seniors in Fontbonne’s Science Research Program. The evening began with a poster session in the gymnasium. Among the many topics presented were “The Effect of Treatment on Malignant Stem Cells,” “Gravitational Waves as a Result of Binary Black Hole Mergers,” “The Relationship Between Body Dissatisfaction and Self-Esteem in Men and Women” and “Discovering Ways to Improve Recall of Integrated Information.” Later in the program, senior students made presentations explaining their completed research projects in detail. The evening concluded with an award ceremony.

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Fontbonne sophomore Grace Perez presented her research on “How Dissociative Identity Disorder and Childhood Onset Schizophrenia Impact the Hippocampus and Amygdala” at the Fontbonne Science Research Symposium.

Fontbonne’s Science Research Program is a three-year sequence of classes that allows students to choose an original area of investigation and work under the guidance and coaching of a research scientist to complete the project. *** Congratulations to the students at Fontbonne Hall Academy who won awards in the La Salle Academy Art Expo. Teressa Martinelli won First Place and Lillian Hui won Honorable Mention in the Visionary Category. Jenna Slevin won First Place and Melody Tobin won Second Place in the Pencil Category. *** Twenty-eight students from P.S. 160 participated in a three-day chess tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall, the team placed second out of 60 teams in the K5 U 900 division. Third-grade student Nathan Chen placed fourth out of 299 players in the K3 U 700 division. Members of the P.S. 160 community held signs and cheered as the chess team pulled up to the school after their successful trip.

*** In honor of National Police Week, P.S. 160 students, parents and staff visited the 66th Precinct in Borough Park. They brought posters, cards and bagels to show their gratitude to the officers for keeping their community safe. *** The following Bishop Kearney High School students scored in the top percentiles of their levels for their excellence in Italian on the National Italian Exam: Giovanna Badalamenti '21, Level I - Bronze Medal; Mariapaz Burbano '20, Level II - Silver Medal; Luisa Bianco '20, Level II - Bronze Medal; and Lucille Spata '19, Level III - Bronze Medal. Sixteen additional students were recognized in their respective categories with certificates of achievement. Congratulations! The National Italian Exam is a national contest of Italian language and culture for middle school and high school students, organized by the American Association of Teachers of Italian.

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The Hall of Fame Billiards building and the property on the corner are both for sale.

That’s St. Patrick’s with newly constructed condo development 401 95th St.

Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge By Lore Croghan

INBrooklyn From convent to condos. Now that’s a study in contrasts. At the very end of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue, a brand-new apartment building stands on a site where nuns lived. Even if you’re too young to remember there was a convent at 401 95th St. before the Arcadia Bay Ridge condos were constructed, you’ll see another big contrast when you walk down the avenue. The glass-clad condo building is right across the street from St. Patrick’s, a yellow-brick 1920s church with a bell tower and a rose window. The Bay Ridge span of Fifth Avenue is a great place for a stroll. The logical way to take this walk is by starting at the car dealerships on the corner of 65th Street and heading

south. Along the way, there’s a fascinating mix of MiddleEastern restaurants and shops, businesses with longevity like Mike’s Donuts and the cutest canine mural ever. Before we show you interesting sights on our north-tosouth Bay Ridge trek, we first want to spotlight the avenue’s very last block, where seven-story condo building 401 95th St. is located. Condo sponsor J&J Property & Management Group LLC bought the former convent site from St. Patrick’s for $3 million in 2009, city Finance Department records show. According to a posting on website We3.com, in February the state Attorney General accepted a condo offering plan for Arcadia Bay Ridge filed by attorney Jodi B. Zimmerman of Ficara & Associates PC. There are 22 residential units, one commercial unit and 13 parking spaces. The Attorney General’s real estate finance database says the expected total sellout price is $23.637 million. The

sponsor’s principals are Tak Kwong Cheung, Hing Ying Cheung, Tin Tak Cheng and Po Yung Cheng. When we checked StreetEasy.com’s posting about Arcadia Bay Ridge after our stroll, asking prices for available condos ranged from $918,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment to $525,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit.

A Pre-Civil War Parish for Catholic Soldiers

Because of the way Bay Ridge’s street grid is laid out, Fourth and Fifth avenues form a V at 95th Street and Fifth Avenue disappears. Fourth Avenue continues south to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Because of this set-up, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Patrick has a Fourth Avenue address although it’s directly across 95th Street from Arcadia Bay Ridge on Fifth Avenue. — Continued on page 15INB —

Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park By Lore Croghan

INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan

INBrooklyn The most dazzling sight on Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park is a graveyard’s gateway. This isn’t just any graveyard. It’s Green-Wood Cemetery, which has been a major visitor magnet pretty much since its 1838 founding. LEFT: One of the most dramatic sights on Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue is the landmarked entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery.

In the 19th century, New Yorkers took carriage rides, picnicked and partied in the hilly 478acre burial ground. Though the setting around it has become urban, it still looks bucolic today. The brownstone gates — which the city landmarked in 1966 — are located at Green-Wood’s main entrance on Fifth Avenue at 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. — Continued on page 15INB —

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The final block of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue extends from 94th Street at left to 95th Street.

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The Bean Post Pub is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 76th Street.

ways a display of tires outside on the sidewalk. When we’re not distracted by bakeries like Jean Danet at 7526 Fifth Ave. or Leske’s at 7612 Fifth Ave., there’s an array of old-fashioned, mixed-use buildings to see. • A handsome building at 6752 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 68th Street was sold for $2 million last November, Finance Department records show. • There’s a “For Sale” sign on a distinctive building on the corner of Ovington Avenue whose address is 6929 Fifth Ave. The asking price for the old-fashioned house with a ground-floor cafe and two recently gut-renovated apartments is $3.2 million, a posting by Ben Bay Realty listing agent Lucy Badwan says.

According to Finance Department records, when 6929 Fifth Ave. last changed hands in 2016, the price paid for it was $2.6 million. • Right next door, another distinctive building is also for sale. The asking price is $7.5 million for Hall of Fame Billiards at 505 Ovington Ave., a marketing flyer posted by CPEX Real Estate’s Timothy King and Dimitri Venekas says. The building is 19,000 square feet in size and there are about 8,000 square feet of air rights.

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Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park — Continued from page 14NB — St. Patrick’s has a storied history. It was first established as a mission in the 1840s. Back then, St. Patrick’s served as the parish for Catholic soldiers at Fort Hamilton. The church building that preceded the present-day one was built in the early 1850s. Fort Hamilton soldiers’ donations of one dollar per week helped to pay for its construction.

A Remedy for Bald Tires and a Billiard Hall

Now let’s circle back to the northern end of Bay Ridge and take this stroll. The first spot that will catch your eye is 67 Street Tire Shop, which is in a storefront at 6702 Fifth Ave. There’s al-

Come Stroll Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park — Continued from page 14NB — Architects Richard Upjohn and his son Richard Michell Upjohn designed these Gothic Revival-style arches in 1861. You’ll see them as you head south along Fifth Avenue, which is lined with mixed-use rowhouses a century old or more. Mingled in among them are financial institutions, religious buildings — and a popular hilltop recreation area that, like the neighborhood, is named Sunset Park. The park extends along Fifth Avenue from 41st to 44th streets.

The Jackie Gleason Depot How Sweet It Is! Eleven blocks away from Green-Wood Cemetery’s gates, the first building you’ll find in Sunset Park is the Jackie Gleason Depot. It’s a 919,000-square-foot NYC Transit System building. In 1988, the MTA named it after the late comedian. He played Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden in the 1950s CBS-TV series “The Honeymooners.” The depot is located at 847 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 36th Street. At 889 Fifth Ave. on the northeast corner of 39th Street, a curved turret is a nice touch. The building houses the Sunset Park Diner.

One of Sunset Park’s grandest Fifth Avenue buildings is the former Bay Ridge Savings Bank, which is made of limestone and has Ionic columns flanking its front door and high arched windows. The Classical Revival-style bank at 5323 Fifth Ave. on the corner of 54th Street was constructed in 1926. It now houses a JPMorgan Chase branch.

And They Called It Puppy Love

Our favorite commercial signage in Bay Ridge says “Oasis Vision Center” and is painted, along with evocative palm trees, on the side of the building at 7411 Fifth Ave. You can see the classic signage if you stand on the corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and turn and face north. That old Paul Anka song, “Puppy Love,” will come into your head when you get to 91st Street. As you walk south on the west side of Fifth Avenue, you’ll come face to face with larger-than-life canines on a mural. It’s painted on the side wall of Fifth Avenue Veterinary Hospital, whose address is 9102 Fifth Ave.

The Immigrants’ Basilica Another dramatic Sunset Park property is 5424 Fifth Ave., which houses a clothing store called George Michael Suit Outlet. It’s at the intersection of 55th Street. As corner buildings with turrets go, this one’s especially charming. It’s topped by a pointy roof shaped like a witch’s hat. According to a Historic Districts Council posting, J.H. Nadigan designed the Queen Anne-style brick building, which was constructed in 1897. On the south end of Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, there’s another dazzling sight — the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The granite Romanesque Revival church is located at 526 59th St. The property extends along Fifth Avenue to the corner of 60th Street. The basilica’s construction began in 1907. It was designed by Swiss-born Franz Joseph Untersee, who settled in the Boston area and specialized in ecclesiastic architecture. Our Lady of Perpetual Help has a long tradition as a refuge for immigrants.

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At day’s end, folks head to hilltop Sunset Park for some fresh air.

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Flatbush Property Development Thrives As Uncertainty Over ‘Affordable New York’ Subsides By Alexander McGee, Director – Investment Sales

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Flatbush’s real estate development market is booming again after experiencing a temporary lull in the months following last year’s enactment of Affordable New York, the reinstatement of a popular tax incentive. As investor and lender uncertainty subsides, builders will continue to break ground in the rapidly evolving central Brooklyn neighborhood, where its unique dynamics and relative value all but guarantee price appreciation. The enactment of Affordable New York in April 2017 — a reiteration of the 421-a tax program that expired over two years ago – was welcomed by developers, but many hit the pause button as they took some time to parse its nuances. The new program offers similar tax advantages to 421-a, but differs in some important ways, such as when the abatement is issued, and how taxes are returned. Affordable New York is undeniably attractive to developers as it provides 100% tax exemption for the construction period, and another 25 years after the completion of a project. After that period, a builder can reap additional tax benefits for an-

other 10 years, with the exemption based squarely on the percentage of affordable units in the building. While the government does not provide immunity from taxes at the commencement of a project, as it did with 421-a, it refunds the tax increases over that period. At the same time, some banks do not underwrite construction loans to the full tax abatement, which consequentially effects builders’ construction schedule. Bank lending is far more stringent with the new program as most are requiring a significant amount of due diligence, including tax opinion letters from an attorney. Developers are understandably wary about breaking ground, but as more clarity emerged, banks and builders are becoming more comfortable with the process. Realizing that the reward for buying land in Flatbush far outweighs the risks, developers have swiftly been scooping up land. In 2018, about 13 projects are expected to come online in the neighborhood, nearly doubling 2017’s 7 projects, according to data collected by Recity. From 2019 through 2022, an additional 35 projects are expected to break ground. About 410,000 square feet of new construction should emerge this year. The Affordable New York tax incentive

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is enormously attractive in neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn where the Area Medium Income (AMI) requirements are close to market rents, such as Flatbush. The incentive allows developers to charge up to 130% of AMI, which corresponds to $2,993 for a two-bedroom apartment. For the same two-bedroom apartment in Flatbush, free market rent is $2,150. The law, consequently, provides a clear path for developers in Flatbush to utilize the advantages of the tax abatement while operating a rental building at market rent. This differs starkly with Manhattan, where the affordable rental rate is significantly lower than the market rental rate.

exceeded the $200 per buildable square foot level, including 94 and 100 Lenox Road. The 45,500 buildable square foot property package, which was exclusively

Palpable Price Appreciation Developers have been fond of Flatbush for years, due largely to its attractive zoning relative to other neighborhoods in the borough. Indeed, parts of Flatbush offer some of the highest Floor-Area-Ratios (FAR) in Brooklyn, only trailing the rezoned areas of Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn. Therefore, for a developer looking to build more scale but pay a lower land basis, Flatbush is one of the few options around. Nevertheless, the impact of Affordable New York over the past year on Flatbush cannot be overstated. At the current pace, dollar volume in the development market will likely outpace 2017’s tally of $33.5 million. From January through April, dollar volume in Flatbush reached $16.32 million, 22% higher than the same period a year earlier, according to Ariel Property Advisors’ Investment Research Division. This increase coincided with sizeable appreciation, with the price per buildable square foot for vacant lots costing $209, an astounding 64% jump year-over-year. However, while Flatbush development sites have appreciated in recent months, the assets offer considerable upside as they remain significantly below the Brooklyn’s overall average price per buildable square foot of $245 in the first four months of 2018, and markedly cheaper than other neighborhoods, such as Clinton Hill, where land sold for $319 per buildable square foot. Lately, sites have approached and even

‘Affordable New York is undeniably attractive to developers as it provides 100% tax exemption for the construction period, and another 25 years after the completion of a project.’ —Ariel Property Investors marketed by Ariel Property Advisors, recently sold for a collective $9.995 million, or $218 per buildable square foot, which is a record high in the area for Flatbush. Along with pricing, developers are also keenly aware of the rapidly changing dynamics in the neighborhood, including a recently built 243-room Holiday Inn, as well as Hudson Companies’ 170-unit, 65,000 square foot rental building on Clarkson Avenue. At 2100 Bedford Avenue, Flatbush’s first luxury condominium building, sell-outs were the highest in Flatbush’s history, with the average price per square foot at $859. Looking ahead, with market uncertainty about Affordable New York dissipating, the development market in Flatbush should continue to flourish. Whether it be attractive pricing and zoning, or the Area Median Income component of the abatement, banks and developers alike will remain enamored with Flatbush, one of hottest development markets in Brooklyn.

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3 Guys from Brooklyn really has something to celebrate -- 20 years of providing the freshest fruit and vegetables in the borough at its iconic location at 6502 Fort Hamilton Parkway. That’s quite an accomplishment, especially considering that it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in honor of the store’s 20th anniversary, 3 Guys is rolling back prices to what they were in 1998. “We’ve been here on this corner for 20 years and we want to celebrate,” 3 Guys co-owner Philip A. Penta said. “It has been our pleasure to provide this unique and diverse community with quality and affordable produce for these past 20 years. Starting on June 18, our weekly circular will be rolled back for one week to reflect the prices of our first year in business! Same great quality and variety that our customers have come to expect but priced like it’s 1998!” It actually all started 30 years ago when Howard and Scott Zimmerman and Philip C. Penta decided to open what they called the UN of grocery stores. They offered great deals and the freshest produce available in a neighborhood place where old friends could meet, neighbors run into each other, and families come shopping together from all across the borough…or New York City for that matter. Howard and Scott’s father Stanley Zimmerman had originally put up a fruit store at 65th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in 1975. Then, in 1978 Stanley along with his brother Howard and his brother-in-law Harry (the original Three Guys) moved to the current location.

Top: 3 Guys now and then. Above: 3 Guys interior now. Right: The original 3 Guys (from left), Howard Zimmerman, Philip C Penta and Scott Zimmerman. The current 3 Guys is run by Scott and Philip, and continues the tradition that Stanley’s store began – selling only the highest quality produce, at affordable prices. Today, they offer 100 varieties of fruit and vegetables, along with other deli and bakery products in the same spot where Stanley Zimmerman originally started it all. Stanley visited the store every day until the day he passed in 2009. Tragically, Howard was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2003. The spot where 3 Guys sits is officially designated by the city as Howard Zimmerman Corner. “It’s named after him because of all of the things he tried to do for this community,” Penta said. Today, the family still remains a big part of the business and people of all ages, ethnicities and origins come from

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A rt NORTHSIDE ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION Work of talented members of Northside’s longstanding painting collective, featuring still-lifes, landscapes and miniatures. When: Friday, June 15, 1–3 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Northside Senior Center (179 N 6th St.) RUDE INK SPRING/ SUMMER 2018 The artwork focuses on the effect that the fashion industry has on our perceptions of body image and culture. When: Saturday, June 16, 8–11 a.m. Where: Prospect Range Projects (1226 Prospect Ave.) PRIDE AND LOSS A group exhibition curated by South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi, featuring works by the Inkanyiso collective including South African visual activists and photographers who produce, educate, and disseminate information for the LGBTI community and marginalized people. When: TuesdaysSaturdays through June 23, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Ave.) CARRY OVER: New Voices from the Global African Diaspora Lived experiences of women’s migration, and the wide range of themes surrounding it. When: WednesdaysSundays through June 30, 12–6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St.)

WAITING IN THE SKY David Bowie inspired paintings by Audrey Frank Anastasi. When: Daily through July 8, Where: NU Hotel (85 Smith St.) ON SITE “On Site” is Trestle’s annual salon featuring artwork made by artists working in our space. There are over 60 artworks on view. When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 18, 1:30–6:30p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Ave.) MATTHEW JENSEN: Here From There A Collection of Brooklyn Walks, a solo exhibition by Matthew Jensen curated by Ian Cofre. When: TuesdaysSaturdays through July 21, 2–6 p.m. Where: Gowanus/ Open Source Gallery (306 17th St.)

B ook Events BOOK GIVEAWAY Come by to pick out your free books, text books, picture books, workbooks and more. There is no catch, let’s support literacy. When: Saturday, June 16, 3:45–6:30 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/ Chang Learning Center (1663 Bath Ave.)

FICTION READING Jennifer Egan author of Manhattan Beach Join us for the paperback release of New York Times Bestseller Manhattan Beach by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. When: Monday, June 18, 7:30p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books Are Magic (225 Smith St.)

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REPAIRING YOUR CREDIT Learn how to build better credit. To RSVP or inquire about accessibility call (718) 619-4248 When: Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Legal Hand (250 Kingston Ave.)

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YO RE MI MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Ages 9 months to 36 months. Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Register at www.brooklynkids.org/ spark/classes/ When: Thursday, June 14, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Where: DUMBO/Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (1 John St.) FATHER’S DAY KARAOKE When:Sunday, June 17, 2-6 p.m. Where: Coney Island/ Deno’ s Wonder Wheel Park (3059 W 12th St.)

MUSICAL SHABBAT Every third Friday of the month, the Bay Ridge Jewish Center band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome. When: Friday, June 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st St.) THE THREE LITTLE PIGS BUY A BROWNSTONE IN BROOKLYN. The famous trio, living with an older Red Riding Hood, embark on the adventure of finding a Brownstone in Brooklyn to call their own. Suitable for ages 5 and up. For all inquiries call Rob at 917-8637842 or visit www. playnicepeople.com When: Saturdays 2p.m. and Sundays 3:30p.m. through July 1. Where:Park Slope/ A Nice Place (89 4th Ave)

FAMILY FARMHOUSE DAY Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required. When: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Where: Wyckoff Farm Museum (5816 Clarendon Road)

F ilm WET TUX In 2057 a nuclear war decimates the Earth, and only a small number of people survive. Some were referred to as the dregs, the bottom of the barrel… the poisoned, sick, and wet. They were asked to provide the entertainment. When: Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave.) SORRY TO BOTHER YOU “Use your white voice.” With that simple piece of advice, stuck-on-

the-bottom-rung telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) goes from living in his uncle’s garage to rocketing up the corporate ladder. But just what is he selling? Introduction by Boots Riley When: Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave.)

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MCGORLICK PARK FARMERS MARKET Fresh, local food, plus used clothing drop off for recycling. Due to park construction the market will be along the Monitor Street side of the park this season. When: Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Down to Earth McGorlick Park Farmers Market (150 Monitor Street) BAY RIDGE FOOD CO-OP Fresh local meat and produce When: Friday, June 15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and

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H ealth RETRO DANCE With Dodge YMCA When: Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 2) OWL’S HEAD PARK YOGA with Erica Ginger Sponsored by Senator Marty Golden. Bring your own mat and any accessories..Suggested donation $5. Meet across from the basketball courts. When: Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30pm to 8pm Where: Bay Ridge/Owl’s Head Park

PRIDE SELF DEFENSE A free self-defense course for the LGBTQ community in honor of PRIDE month! Space is limited. To register, call, or email with your full name, phone number, and email address: call: 718-418-9892 When: Friday, June 15, 7–10 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Traditional Okinawan Karate (248 Mckibbin St.) TUESDAY NIGHT ZUMBA Shake up your work week with some outdoor Zumba every Tuesday. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m Where: DUMBO/ Metrotech Commons (1 Metrotech Center)

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PIYO Build power and increase speed and leg strength. . Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Empire Fulton Ferry (1 Water St.) NYRR OPEN RUN All experience levels— even walkers!. When: Tuesday, June 19, 6:45 p.m. check in. Run at 7 p.m Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6

N ightlife RUPAUL DRAG RACE WATCH PARTY Drag trivia and other

festivities during the breaks When: Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/Fulton Ale House (1446 Fulton St.) LIVING FOR IT! Comedy w/ Joe Zimmerman, Jessica M. Singleton and more When: Saturday, June 16, 8–10 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) SAME SEX SATURDAY Celebrating everything outside the norm where the LGBTI community

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ECPW PRO-WRESTLING ECPW 5 Boros Title Match: Tony Biella vs. The Metal Maniac and many more battles! Info:973-402-9599 When: Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Our Lady of Grace School (385 Ave. W) OPEN FLAME Sam Campbell, Simone Leitner, and Peter Valenti host “Open Flame,” a comedy open mic where LGBTQ voices can practice new material When: Monday, June 18, 8–10 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Mood Ring (1260 Myrtle Ave.)

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BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN Vance Joy/Alice Merton When: Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Bandshell (141 Prospect Park West)

BROOKLYN AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Unplugged This week: The Chapin Sisters When: Friday, June 15, 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 3) LOVE AND INTRIGUE

(BLADE OF) 1k presents and Arete in Brooklyn kick off a monthly new music series beginning on June 15 with a night of improvisation with (blade of) When: Friday, June 15, 8–10 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street #103) DIALOGUE An evening-length work detailing city-life conversations and interactions When: Thurday-Saturday, June 14 through 16, 8 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St.)

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A Romeo and Juliet for the bourgeois age, Love and Intrigue. When:Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16, 7:30 p.m.; Where: Fort Greene/BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.)

T ours LOW WALK HIGH WALK Artist Matthew Jensen will lead “Low Walk High Walk” through the neighborhood of South Slope, beginning and ending at his exhibit “There from Here” at Open Source Gallery. Participants will generate a collection of objects, ephemera and natural detritus, which will be arranged and exhibited back in the gallery in a new collaborative installation. When: Saturday, June 16, 1–3 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Open Source Gallery (306 17th St.) CURATOR-LED TOUR WITH ZANELE MUHOLI Of “Pride & Loss.” When: Saturday, June 16, 4 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Jenkin Johnson Projects (207 Johnson Ave.)

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Couples opting to get back to basics, streamline their nuptials and create more intimate and less superficial affairs often gravitate toward rustic celebrations to showcase their ideals. Rustic weddings also may appeal to environmentalists and men and women who want their weddings to be as eco-friendly as possible. Rustic weddings may include those ceremonies and receptions that take place outdoors or in abodes, such as barns, wineries, castles, or converted silos or town factories. In fact, Bridal Guide says that barn weddings have never been more popular Ñ among both urban and rural couples alike. Coordinating a rustic wedding may mean letting go of perceived notions of how everything from food to favors to flowers should be. In fact, one way to describe rustic weddings Ñ and especially the floral arrangements that adorn them Ñ is Òpurposely imperfect.Ó Rustic wedding bouquets may seem like they were plucked right out of the garden or grabbed through a stroll in a meadow. TheyÕre rarely symmetrical or feature the customary flowers of more formal wedding celebrations. When designing rustic bouquets, florists may keep the stems of wildflowers or other blooms untethered for a relaxed feel. Long stemmed arrangements are quite popular, and trends point toward bouquets that are loosely tied with raffia, twine, vines and other natural materials rather than more refined ribbon. Another way rustic bouquets set themselves apart is with the introduction of other elements into the arrangements. Not merely blooms and greenery, rustic pieces may feature twigs, vines, berries, scabiosa pods, ivy, and feathery ferns. The heights of elements in the bouquet are varied, and the bouquets will not have an overly uniform shape. Rustic bouquets are far from pretentious, and brides shouldn’t feel that these bouquets are delicate or will fall apart when handled. When planning a rustic wedding, couples can work with their florists to create bouquets and arrangements that fit with their visions.

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The Park Church Co-Op, a Lutheran ministry serving Greenpoint, has launched a drive to grow the congregation and increase donations, with the goal of being self-sustaining by the end of this year. The church’s determination to expand as a viable church brings to the forefront a delicate balance between meeting organizational deadlines and measuring its membership’s intangible spiritual growth. Facing closure when its grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Metropolitan New York Synod expires at the end of 2018, the church made the decision to survive. The church, on Russell Street across from Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park, launched its campaign to increase the number of worshipers attending Sunday services, to generate more giving from the community-at-large, and to expand the church’s outreach programs. “As a church, we have been growing slowly but steadily since I arrived in 2015,” said Pastor Amy Kienzle, who took the helm of what had previously been known as the Church of the Messiah. “But we are facing a deadline this fall for showing that we can sustain ourselves with both people and money, without needing as much funding from the larger Lutheran organizations. This is a challenge that I feel confident we will meet but our efforts are dependent on all church members and our partners in the community.” Kienzle has now reached out to all denominations and faiths, as well as friends and neighbors in a spirit of “radical openness” that furthers Christian teachings of “love thy neighbor.” “Our number one mission is to bring healing to people,” she said. A leader in social outreach programs and a groundbreaking cultural venue, Park Church Co-Op supports its outreach activities primarily through weekly donations from congregants.

The current campaign encourages weekly pledge commitments ranging from $5 up to $100, with special gifts and modest perks attached to each level of giving. The co-op also hopes to engage local businesses and organizations in the supporting the mission. Sunday morning services, which begin at 11 a.m. currently draw 25-30 people, a number that the church is seeking to increase to 50 over the summer. Moreover, Park Church Co-Op is involved in community outreach through its homeless respite program that offers shelter to 15 people in the winter. It also opens its doors to community meetings, after-school programming and artistic endeavors, such as film shoots and art shows. The Park Church Co-Op’s home is an historic church building marking its 110th year, formerly the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. “We are thankful for the foundation the faithful people of that church built over the past century. We look forward to the future, reaching out to all of our neighbors—the longtime and brand-new residents—to provide relevant spiritual nourishment in these changing times,” says Kienzle. However, Kienzle points out that healing and building a sense of spiritual safety and trust among church members takes time—often longer than the deadlines set by denominational bodies. When Park Church learned that it would not be receiving more funds and would probably have to close, it was the wider community that also spoke up. “The community that we built was shocked that Park Church would be closing, and expressed that shock to the bishop’s office and the ELCA representative,” said Kienzle. As a result, Park Church was granted a probationary period to meet certain benchmarks in membership growth and financial stewardship. Donation pledges to the co-op can be made through the new With Friends giving website at https://withfriends.co/ park_church_co_op/join.

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Love and Justice are two cornerstones of the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. And in community Iftars around Brooklyn, these actions were at the forefront. An Iftar is the traditional break-the-fast meal that Muslims take following a rigorous daylong fast that is made even more pronounced during the summer months’ increased daylight. During that time, Muslims abstain from food, water and pleasurable activities. They also are commanded to abstain from negativity, anger and other iniquities of the heart, instead focusing on charity and inner discipline. The last 10 days of Ramadan are considered a time of great revelation. Ramadan concludes this weekend. Charity, discipline and the just treatment of fellow human beings were the themes reinforced through the evening at two community Iftars in particular. Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple (B’ShERT) in Victorian Flatbush hosted an Iftar that the Interfaith Coalition of Brooklyn organized for May 31. A week later, on June 7, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted Borough Hall’s 13th annual Iftar. B’ShERT’s Iftar brought together sev-

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The nonprofit Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) held its eighth annual golf outing at Marine Park Golf Course on Friday, June 1. The event is an important fundraiser for the organization, and also celebrated 60 years of “Building Better Futures” for individuals with special needs. “Golf helps raise needed donations and funds for our mission,” noted Caroline Mansuetto, director of development for the GEC. Golfers enjoyed 18 holes, as well as an extravagant BBQ complete with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and all the trimmings during the day. In the evening, they were joined by friends and family to pig out at the decked-out buffet and open bar. Founded in 1958, GEC has helped children and adults with developmental disabilities to live their best lives for decades. The same excitement and dedication was reflected in every participant’s face as they piled out of the lined-up golf carts. Awards were given out in the evening. The competition included the categories of Hole In One (no winners this year), Low Gross, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Putting Contest, with a large golf ball award and other prizes and goodie bags for winners.

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Focus on Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Senior Center Guests Go to the Races!

By Charles F. Otey

Golden Action Will Save ‘For Hire’ Drivers From Losing More Income Senator’s Alternative Solution Gets Short Shrift from TLC Bureaucrats

Well-intentioned newspapers with well-intentioned sources can really screw up the truth in search of a “David and Goliath” story, painting Goliath with the broadest of bad strokes. This is what happened last week when Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown tried to do a hatchet job on state Sen. Marty Golden with half-truths disguised behind masks of unyielding principle. Thousands of drivers — largely recent immigrants and blue- and whitecollar workers who have lost their jobs in other areas of endeavor — have sustained financial havoc with the influx of Uber and Lyft. These drivers earn less money working the same amount of time often having to drive for a regular car service by day and Uber or Lyft by night. At issue was a Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) proposal to quadruple the number of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. This would cost millions of dollars, as the amount of such vehicle adjustments would go from 5 percent to 25 percent over the next five years. This is the real world, folks: Do you think that the Taxi owners, Uber and their ilk would personally absorb these new costs? If you do, think again. All of these new costs will (1) lessen

the income of already hard-put drivers and (2) be used as justification to raise their fares. Wheelchair accessibility champion Jean Ryan, who uses a wheelchair, is to be commended for supporting any measure that potentially increases accessibility. She’s done this well for several years. But linking Golden’s bold parachute jumping skydive to support veterans, or the fact that the senator is a retired police officer who receives accident retirement benefits, is a long stretch into the insidious empire of “gotcha” and snarky journalism. Interestingly, Brown’s story didn’t bother to learn how many wheelchairaccessible vehicles are already out there moving through the city and beyond. A Golden spokesman said, “Connecting Sen. Golden’s recent charity tandem skydiving event for veterans with a debate involving for-hire vehicle ride accessibility is inaccurate, reckless and unfair.” Well put. Golden’s sensible alternative would be a centrally sourced wheelchair accessibility system to improve this untoward situation without levying yet another fine on the drivers who are now working at below-minimum wage rates.

From left: Merchants of Third Avenue Executive Secretary Chuck Otey; Rev. Canon Suzanne M. Culhane, who regularly holds services at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church; Michael Di Schavi of the Home Reporter; Margaret DeAngelis; and Josephine Brown. Last Friday night, the leaders of the Bay Ridge Center, which is headed by Marianne Nicolosi and which provides invaluable services to senior citizens here, held a “Night at the Races” fundraiser. It was an exciting success

that featured actual horse races with stirring pre-recorded narrations, aided, of course, by voluble and entertaining emcee Peter Clavin, who is emerging as the voice of Bay Ridge. Here are some highlights:

Event sponsor Brian Chin of Northfield Bank (second from right) joins Walter Ochoa of Right At Home senior services, benefactor Lori Pedone and John Alexander of the Home Reporter (left to right).

Bay Ridge Center President Donna McClellan (standing, center) poses with a talented supporting staff and volunteers who staged a well-received “Night at the Races.” Photos courtesy of Chuck Otey


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Itamet that the GOP can the “new orci, administration promplans ondivisiveness service to and Hetostated tortor pellentesque nibh, sit aliquet eu ultrices telfringilla He a blandit et, pellentesque sit amet risus. eque. Aliquam semper euis- feugiat. Fusce laoreet vehicula laoreet. Nam increase. is settling the outstanding municipal ised change butthe instead wereveals get more of the same.” dollars in in theanpockets of develdiscussing issues part interfaith prayer ser“mini-me,” Michaelnec Grimm, use code words like witch hunt, fake enim magna ligula. lus. Vestibulum Fusce iaculis magna velbyfelis scelerisque id accumsan magna. Vivamus athe felisa Trump at nec lacus s.took Pellentesque sem metus, worker contracts neglected Mike Bloomberg nec for That is not true. The number of arrests forseems low-level believe that, as the city grows, weakness of the defense’s case. 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The Conservative Party’s 31st nty Memorial Day Parade was was of a big weekwas in the 11th November. POW/MIA consecutive ceremoThe tline march one of ConBY JERRY KASSAR District Republican Rudy will also be in disny held atGiuliani Look Out Point atthe 81st ars gressional with literally thousands primary. Michael Grimm came trictand headlining Saturday BY JERRY KASSAR Street Shorea rally Roadthis was very ng Third Avenue enjoying the out wellfrom attended. TheStaten party forHilton the ngahead the marchers. in a Siena poll which was mostly 12 to 2 at the Island backs of injured cops.” pastGardens severalfor years has been joineda Mothers were thethe grand marconducted before Trump endorseDonovan. Donovan, This all came about as a result of Donec molestie, ligula consequat venenatis orci pretium. Donec facilisis, odio et iacu- lectus. sit think amet, consectetur adipimunity remains as safe as ever. The new protecby the St. Anselm’s Boy Scout troop dly of a more worthy tempus former prosecutor, announced the ment of incumbent Congressmember Senator Golden (whom I serve as chief lobortis, libero eros porttitor diam, ac malesuada lis iaculis, sem arcu rutrum mi, a vulputate erat urna in sem ornare blandit tions seem to appear only on recently purchased which boasts one of the largest numbers of EamsDan who wear the distinctive endorsement of the 23,000-mem- I dare say that the 11th Congres- of staff) doing an in-tandem skydive Donovan. necect mauris. Doneccultural eleifend view magna porttitor metus. Mauris nec vehicula homesligula and refl a different on gle Scouts of any troops in thesagittis nation.interdum This year purus evelit, givenvolutpat to the defense of our lorem BY JERRY KASAR Donovan came out ahead in a Tar- ber-strong Patrolmen’s Benevolent As- Nam sionalidDistrict GOP the jump for a veterans potennon justoprimary fringilla fermentum. Suspendisse Fusce laoreet vehicula laoreet. eque. semper euissecurity. Homesis like this have existed incharity great for which two Eagle Scouts were in attendance. tion ofAliquam our freedoms their sons feugiat. most watched in the nation. rance Group pollsem which was entirely sociation. Many, many PBA members he Park helped raise for $5,000. It should be ti.numbers Quisque eros fringilla a area blandit et,many pelaccumsan magna. Vivamus a felis at lacus tincids.They Pellentesque metus, in thearcu, Sunset There are 1,642 noted thatiaculis former President conducted after at thedolor. Trump endorseare registered Republicans within thedui who lentesque sit amet risus. Fusce magna unt sodales quis sed nisl. Donec vitae purus. um nec, laoreet Sed years and are really not positive additions to Bush at individuals rere. Allor sit amet, consectetur adipi- tempus orci pretium. Donec facilisis, odio et iacu- lectus. Donec molestie, ligula consequat venenatis ment. Both polls are independent of Congressional District. the age of 90 did the same jump. any community. vel felis scelerisque nec suscipit nibh lacinia. Quisque eu nisi eros, et venenatis eros. Proin non consectetur ac, suscipit quis main missing and espect lis iaculis,who semremain arcu rutrum mi, a vulputate erat lobortis, libero eros porttitor diam, ac malesuada ed urna in sem ornare blandit There are 1,642 individuals * * * homes Donovan campaigns. I dare that the 11th Congressiothe rightjusto. thing The themselves lookinterdum horrible and, for the potenti. ProinMaybe sed lacus orci, eu say ultrices tellus. Vestibulum nisl uat ante sed and felisGrimm commodo unaccounted for Suspendisse purus ligula nec mauris. Donec eleifend magna lorem porttitor metus. Mauris sagittisnec interdum ncthevelit, volutpat nec vehicula worse yet, they make the around Sed sollicitudin tristique suscipit. Sedarea mattis, odio Duis id of isneque. 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Proin sed interdum justo.member lacus orci,has eu ultrices tellus.forts nec equat sed felis commodo on behalf of the Trump family Itmore also the significance ofVestibulum being PBA was quick to respond. a former Airborne Division fantasy that, if he had power, thenec greatest number of valuables. theSed remains of a lus Nicole ornare. Integer amet volutpat turpis. eu massa dand the president that voters support key race for the president and Sedstatement sollicitudin tristique suscipit. Sed mattis, odio staff, magna. quis In aDuis social media the PBA sit nationand current of Golden’s Community outreach by civic andmember government everything would be okay. When so handful of individuals that had been located and Alec Brook-Krasny as well as Integer congue condimentum urna, sit amet aliin leo eleifend m a imperdiet tempus, orci tortor pellentesque nibh, t i n c i d u n t assa Donovan. 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AT HOME Four Decorating Tips For the Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

Above: Boxwoods and pittosporums add a wow factor to this porch. Right: Container gardens are an easy landscaping solution that can be transported or rearranged.

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, making sure your space is ready is critical for enjoying summer — from its “unofficial” start over Memorial Day weekend all the way through Labor Day. Lowe’s recently partnered with Julia Engel, lifestyle influencer of Gal Meets Glam, to style her new Charleston porch with affordable, effortlessly chic accents so it’s ready to welcome family and friends. The result is a cool, refreshing space to entertain and show off her home’s curb appeal. If you’re getting ready to celebrate the weekend like Julia, follow these simple tips to turn your backyard or patio into the perfect, affordable, outdoor oasis you can enjoy every beautiful day of summer. • Get the furniture right. Finding the right furniture for your outdoor space can be tricky. Striking the right balance of ample seating while not overwhelming a space is key. Julia opted for a table that was big enough for four, but not so big that she didn’t have space for other entertaining items, like a bar cart and bench with plenty of potted plants. If you’re having trouble piecing together a patio look, Lowe’s has plenty of patio set options to choose from, including 3-piece and 5-piece sets, as well as trendy daybeds, conversation sets and more. • Choose your landscaping. Landscaping is crucial for upgrading your outdoor space as it brings a necessary curb appeal or wow factor to your patio or backyard. In Julia’s front porch, she added boxwoods in varying shapes, sizes and placement patterns. For added interest, she included variegated pittosporums spaced between the boxwoods for some leaf color, and agapanthus for their lovely blue flowers in early summer. These plants all love well-drained soil and bright full-sun exposure. In the more shaded areas, Julia planted pink hydrangeas, acanthus and African iris, all lending foliage and flowers to the garden. If you’re not sure what to plant in your outdoor space, live nursery specialists are available at your local Lowe’s to help you get started. • Select the right containers. A container garden is an easy landscaping solution that can be transported place to place, and is completely customizable. On Julia’s porch she used a variety of pots to include some more seasonal plants that can be changed out through the seasons, but anchored most of the pots with at least one evergreen so she wasn’t tied to re-potting every time the seasons change. When the tree-form hydrangeas flanking her front door in square planters are done with their spring and summer bloom, Julia plans to transplant them out into the garden for their permanent home — that’s the beauty and ease of container gardening! • Bring the outdoors indoors. For the outdoor dining portion of Julia’s patio, she wanted a natural transition from inside the home, so she added details like an outdoor rug and outdoor lighting, plus some more homey accents like a table lamp to style her bar cart, bringing indoor elegance to her outdoor entertaining space. By giving your outdoor space a cozy touch of home, it will quickly become your favorite spot to relax in the morning with coffee, or with a glass of wine at the end of the day.


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MTA Bus Wedged Under Tree BY ARIAMA LONG EDITORIAL@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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raffic heading toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was stalled on Thursday evening, June 7, because of an MTA bus was wedged under a large tree, causing a major backup of traffic in all four directions. The accident, at the B70 bus stop on the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, occurred just before 4 p.m, said officials. A Hook and Ladder truck from FDNY Company

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RESPECT THE X LLC

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: RESPECT THE X LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/19/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Islima Duvivier, 910 E 49th St Brooklyn, NY, 11203. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #160169

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168 and several road control vehicles were seen sectioning off the area as six or seven firefighters attempted to dislodge the bus with pick axes. “The main concern is the tree falling when we eventually move the bus,” said one firefighter who was on site waiting for personnel from the city’s Parks Department to arrive and assess the situation. The B70 bus was temporarily rerouted to 86th Street as a result of the impact.

NEW BUSINESS FORMATIONS

NFS REALTY LLC

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: NFS REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/16/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Felix Filler, 40 Brighton 1st Road, Ste 3A, Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #160492

NGUYEN COFFEE SUPPLY, LLC

ASHTON CAPITAL, LLC

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: NGUYEN COFFEE SUPPLY, LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/9/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Nguyen Coffee Supply, LLC, 856 Willoughby Ave., Apt. 2R, Brooklyn, NY, 11221. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

ASHTON CAPITAL, LLC. Arts. of Org. led with the SSNY on 10/20/16. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2066. Ofce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Charles L. Emma, Esq., 8410 Third Avenue, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

11235

LANDMARK TOWER DEBT PARENT LLC Articles of Org. led with the NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/13/2017. Ofce in Kings Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o The Bluestone Group, 225 Broadway, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10007. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

#160070

73 DONGAN LLC

Notice of Formation of 73 Dongan LLC. Arts. of Org. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/18/18. Ofce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 338 37th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. #160661

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LANDMARK TOWER DEBT PARENT LLC

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BOWMAN PICTURES LLC

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: BOWMAN PICTURES LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/27/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1 #086 Buffalo, NY, 14221. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #160151

205 BAINBRIDGE STREET LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: 205 BAINBRIDGE STREET LLC. Articles of Organization led with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/19/2018. NY ofce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post ofce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Legalinc Corporate Service Inc., 1967 Wehrle Drive Suite 1 #086 Buffalo, NY, 14221. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. #160701

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Notice of Qualication of PACIFIC PARK 18 SIXTH AVENUE, LLC Appl. for Auth. led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/30/18. Ofce location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/23/18. Princ. ofce of LLC: c/o Greenland Forest City Partners, One MetroTech Center, 18th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Ste. 550, Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. led with Secy. of State of the State of DE, DE Dept. of State, Divs. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal, Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualication of Greenwich X, LLC. Authority led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/18. Ofce location: Kings County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 05/11/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Karen J. Balderama, Esq., Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, 1111 Broadway, 24th Fl, Oakland, CA 94607. Address to be maintained in CA: 2161 North Point St., San Francisco, CA 94123. Arts of Org. led with the Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities.

PACIFIC PARK 18 SIXTH AVENUE, LLC

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GREENWICH X, LLC

#160694

PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, NATIONSTAR HECM ACQUISITION TRUST 2016-1, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, NOT INDIVIDUALLY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. LELA VEREEN A/K/A LEALER VEREEN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on November 14, 2017 and the Order for Extension led May 08, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known

as 156 Hart 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 Kings, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 1772 and Lot 15. Approximate amount of judgment is $546,061.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 516546/2016. M. Randolph Jackson, Esq, Referee GreenspoonMarder, 100 W Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, Attorneys for Plaintiff #160447


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PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES CITATION

File No.2005-3408/A CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PAUL M. GLICKMAN and GARY GLICKMAN, as co-Executors of the Estate of ARTHUR GLICKMAN GREGORY Y. HARRIS KAREN LESLIE HARRIS the unknown spouse, if any, and any and all unknown distributees, heirs-at-law and next-ofkin of IRVING S. YOTOVICH, deceased, if living, and if any of the aforementioned persons be dead, to their respective husbands or wives, if any, executors, administrators, heirs-atlaw, next-of-kin, distributees, assignees, legatees and successors-in-interest generally, all of whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent effort be ascertained An amended petition and amended accounting having been duly led by Public Administrator of Kings County, with ofces at 360 Adams Street, Room 144A, Brooklyn, New York 11201, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, Brooklyn, New York, on July 12, 2018, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why the account of the Public Administrator of Kings County, a summary of which has been served herewith, as Administrator of the estate of Irving S. Yotovich, should not be judicially settled. [X] Further relief sought (if any): that the above persons be cited to show cause: 1. why such settlement should not be granted; 2. why the Surrogate should not x, determine and approve Petitioner’s statutory commissions pursuant to SCPA 2307 in the amount of $5,206.40, as shown in Schedule C-1,Petitioner’s administration expenses pursuant to SCPA 1106(3) in the amount of $1,051.60, as shown in Schedule C-1, and the compensation of Petitioner’s counsel, Steven R. Finkelstein, Esq., in the amount of $5,997.21, as shown in Schedules C and C-1, together with such additional amounts as determined by the Surrogate, based on additions to the estate from the closing date of the Account to the date of the Decree; 3. why the claim of New York City Human Resources Administration, in the amount of $18,500.00, as shown in

Schedule D, Claims presented and allowed but not paid, should not be paid; 4. why the claims of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, in an unknown amount, as shown in Schedule D, Contingent and possible claims, and Schedule C-1, should not be xed and determined or, if not so xed and determined, deemed rejected; 5. why a hearing should not be held to determine the decedent’s distributees, at which time proof pursuant to SCPA 2225 may be presented; 6. why Petitioner should not be permitted to distribute so much of the net estate, less an appropriate reserve for the preparation of duciary income tax returns and the payment of taxes, if any, shown thereon to be due, to the decedent’s distributees, as now known or hereafter determined, as their interests may appear, and to deposit any amount not so distributed with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York for the benet of any distributees of the decedent who are under disability and for whom or for whose estate no duciary has been appointed, or who are missing; or, in the absence of proof of any distributees, to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on account of its claim therefor, pursuant to 38 U.S.C.A. Sec. 8520; 7. why Petitioner, upon fully complying with the Decree to be made in this proceeding, should not be released and discharged of and from any liability, responsibility or accountability with respect to Petitioner’s acts and proceedings, whether embraced in or reasonably to be inferred from the Account; 8. and why such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper should not be granted. Dated, Attested and Sealed, May 16, 2018 Hon. John G. Ingram Acting Surrogate, Doreen A. Quinn Chief Clerk, Steven R. Finkelstein, Esq., 90 Broad Street, Suite 1700, New York, New York 10004-2286 (212) 363-2500. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney.] #160055

CITATION

FILE 2017-3002 SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT. TO: The unknown children of Andrew Walker and unknown distributees of ALLAN WALK-

ER a/k/a ALLAN I. WALKER and if any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown, and cannot, after diligent inquiry, be ascertained, distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of said ALLAN WALKER A/K/A ALLAN I. WALKER and If any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post ofce addresses are unknown. A petition having been duly led by Ramota Smith-Walker who is domiciled at 7834 Bluen Trail, Union City, Georgia 30291 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, KINGS County, at 2 Johnson St., Kings, Room 319, New York, on June 21, 2018, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of ALLAN WALKER, a/k/a ALLAN I. WALKER lately domiciled at 239 Rockaway Avenue, Unit 1, Brooklyn, NY 11233, United States, admitting to probate a will dated July 31, 2015, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of ALLAN WALKER a/k/a ALLAN I. WALKER deceased, relating to real and personal property and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to Ramota Smith-Walker. Dated, Attested and Sealed, May 17, 2018 Hon. John G. Ingram, Surrogate. Doreen A. Quinn, Chief Clerk, Cheryl L. Erato, Esq., Salem, Shor and Saperstein, LLP, 3000 Marcus Avenue, Suite 1W6, Lake Success, New York, 11042. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. #160087

NOTICE OF LEGAL POSTPONEMENT OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, RODA 28 LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHARIFA CLARK, KEVIN SMITH, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on April 02, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on June 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 1084 Fulton 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 2016 and Lot 20. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 502041/2016. The original sale was scheduled for June 7, 2018 at the same time and lo-

cation Betty Lugo, Esq., Referee Law Ofces of Alan J. Waintraub PLLC, 97-17 64th Road, 3rd Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374, Attorneys for Plaintiff #160755

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against ROLI L. PESSU A/K/A ROLLI PESSU, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered January 19, 2018 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 261, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 2297 Pacic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233. Block 1435 Lot 65. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $1,091,035.60 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index No 15271/2013. Michael Dennis Benjamin, Esq., Referee CHJNC370 #160542

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-1, Plaintiff AGAINST Rosenda V. Rodriguez-Arevalo; Mario E. Galan; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 21, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on July 12, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 121 28TH AVE, Brooklyn, NY 11214. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 6916 Lot 88. Approximate amount of judgment $993,595.85 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 7251/2008. Helene E. Blank, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 26, 2018 54064 #160503

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 19982 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 1998-2 Trust,

Plaintiff -against- GREIG A. JAINARINE, INDRA JAINARINE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated August 16, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Utica Avenue, 90 feet 1 inch southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of St. Johns Place with the westerly side of Utica Avenue; being a plot 70 feet by 16.9 feet by 70 feet by 16.9 feet. Block 1384 Lot: 46 Said premises known as 244 UTICA AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, for information only Approximate amount of lien $23,832.77 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 4845/2015. M. RANDOLPH JACKSON, ESQ., Referee Rosenberg & Estis P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017 #160501

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2015A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT CUSTODIAN AND NYCTL 2016A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN Plaintiffs -againstTIFFANY CHEN A/K/A TIFFANY QIXIA CHEN; FEIXUE YANG A/K/A YANG FEIXUE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on May 7, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, known and designated as Block 5528 and Lot 5 on the Kings County Tax Assessment Map. BEGINNING at a point on the Easterly side of 20th Avenue, distant 80 feet Northerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Easterly side of 20th Avenue with the Northerly side of 62nd Street; being a plot 100 feet by 20 feet by 100 feet by 20 feet. Said premises known as 6113 20TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $6,236.83 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 512850/2017. BRUNO F. CODISPOTI, ESQ., Referee Phillips Lytle LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiffs 28 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Rochester, NY 14614 #160707


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PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. NYCTL 2016-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Pltf. vs. MODI REALTY INC., et al, Defts. Index #505573/17. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered May 14, 2018, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a 1865 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 03712, Lot 0041. Approx. amt. of judgment is $10,123.07 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. SIMON SHAMOUN, Referee. THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP, P.C., F/K/A THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN D. DELLO-IACONO, P.C., Attys. For Pltf., 105 Maxess Road, Ste. 205, Melville, NY. File No. 17000112 - #95048 #160560

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2005-8HE, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-8HE, WITHOUT RECOURSE; Plaintiff(s) vs. DAVID THAUSE; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about January 12, 2018, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. On July 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Premises known as 1426 WEST 4TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11204 Block: 6580 Lot: 23 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, known as Lot Nos. 47 and 48 in Block 6580 on a certain plan of lots called Marboro, surveyed for Wood, Harmon & Co., 1902 by Fred L. Bartlett, Civil Engineers and City Surveyor, and led in the Register’s Ofce of Kings County aforesaid December 16, 1907 as Map No. 527. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $1,169,788.70 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 16718/08 Richard Klass, Esq., Referee #160740

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2015A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN FOR THE NYCTL 2015-A TRUST, Plaintiff -against- ALFREDO CROSSMAN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated April 12, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Easterly side of Adelphi Street, distant 161 feet 1 inch Southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Easterly side of Adelphi Street with the Southerly side of Dekalb Avenue; being a plot 126 feet 8 inches by 20 feet by 126 feet 8 inches 20 feet. Block: 4744 Lot: 48 Said premises known as 285 ADELPHI STREET, BROOKLYN, NY, for information only Approximate amount of lien $5,689.62 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 1278/2016. GREGORY M. LASPINA, ESQ., Referee Rosenberg & Estis P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017 #160500

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 20062, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2, 4600 REGENTS BOULEVARD SUITE 200 IRVING, TX 75063, Plaintiff, Against Index No. 24791/08 SARAH ENITAN, MICHAEL ENITAN, FARHAD BOKHOUR, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 4/16/2018, 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 7/19/2018 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 61A Covert St., Brooklyn, NY 11207, 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, State of New York, Block 3415 and Lot 67. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $992,106.87 plus

interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 24791/08. Sol Needle, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C. 10801, 145 Huguenot Street, Suite 210, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Dated: 05/09/18 File Number: 560-1610 AA #160741

NOTICE OF SALE

STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF KINGS CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR NORMANDY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 201318, Plaintiff, vs. EMMANUEL PIERRE LOUIS A/K/A EMMANUEL PIERRELOUIS, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the ofce of the County Clerk of Kings County on April 16, 2018, I, David Scop, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on July 12, 2018 at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York, at 2:30 P.M., the premises described as follows: 446 Lincoln Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 SBL No.: 4180 - 54 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 led judgment, Index No. 029113/2010 in the amount of $704,576.32 plus interest and costs. Megan S. Kale, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 #160493

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS Index No.: 4003/13 USROF III LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2015-1, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, Against JEFFREY JOHNSON, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Kings County Clerk’s Ofce on 02/15/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 6/28/2018 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 1111 East 93rd St., Unit 400, Brooklyn, NY 11236 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 as Unit 400, a part of the Glenwood East Condominium and

designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 8181 and Lot 1008, together with an undivided 2.2468% interest in the Common Elements. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $369,962.00 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 4003/13. Leonard W. Stewart, Esq., Referee. STIENE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (Attorneys for Plaintiff), 167 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 Dated: 4/30/2018 File Number: 201201764-02 TKS #160089

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certicateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certicates, Series 2007-7, Plaintiff AGAINST Miguelina Garcia; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated January 11, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11202 on June 28, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 134 Thomas South Boyland Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 1526 Lot 32. Approximate amount of judgment $934,834.82 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index# 274/08. Frank Hurley Jr., Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 20, 2018 53886 #160063

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE 297 DRIGGS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM, Plaintiff -against- AMB HOLDINGS, LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Amended Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 4, 2017 and entered on December 26, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on June 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises being parking spaces situated, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said parking spaces being in the Condominium known as the 297 Driggs Avenue Condominium. Parking Units: P1, P3, P6, P7 and P8. P1: Block 2697 Lot 1001; P3: Block 2697 Lot 1003; P6: Block 2697 Lot 1006; P7: Block 2697

Lot 1007; P8: Block 2697 Lot 1008. Each of these parking spaces has 0.43% common interest allocated to it. Said parking spaces are located at 297 DRIGGS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $22,096.90 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 504853/2016. DONALD ZOLIN, ESQ., Referee Finder Novick Kerrigan LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 276 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010 #160009

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, M&T BANK AKA MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO M&T MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE O. ROSARIO, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on April 02, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on June 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 654 Liberty Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207. 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 3984 and Lot 10. Approximate amount of judgment is $428,550.43 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 31812/2008. Simon Shamoun, Esq., Referee Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, New York 14228, Attorneys for Plaintiff #159913

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ABDERRAHMA OULDKHATTRI A/K/A ABDERRAHMA OULD-KHATTRI, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly led on March 20, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 552 Ovington Avenue, 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 5893 and Lot 32. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led Judgment Index # 1009/10. Steven Cohn, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff #160163


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PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE

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 July 12, 2018 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 led Judgment for Index# 500405/2015. Gregory M. Laspina Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 54769 #160617

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2006-HE2 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE2, Plaintiff against CEDRICE MENTOR, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on January 3, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 12th day of July, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings

and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York. Said premises known as 398 Bainbridge Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11233. (Block: 1508, Lot: 30). Approximate amount of lien $ 944,494.35 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 20224-08. Helene Blank, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 #160311

NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON ON TRUSTEE FOR THE CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1, Pltf. vs. LAVERN DANIEL, et al, Defts. Index #11501/11. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered May 15, 2017, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY on June 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a 4510 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY a/k/a Block 4962, Lot 4. Said property beginning at a point on the southerly side of Clarendon Rd., distant 60 ft. easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Clarendon Road with the easterly side of East 45th St., being a plot 100 ft. x 20 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $507,844.12 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of led judgment and terms of sale. SOL NEEDLE, Referee. COHN & ROTH, Attys. For Pltf., 100 East Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY. #94750 #159912

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS INDEX NO. 515568/2017 FAREVERSE LLC I/L/T/N FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC, Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. MONIQUE YOUNG, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LAULA M. CHARLOT; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specic lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trust-

ees, 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; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ‘’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being ctitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 467 CRESCENT STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11208 Block: 4216 Lot: 15 To the abovenamed 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 within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; 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 caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $820,500.00 and interest, recorded on February 12, 2016 in Ofcial Record CRFN 2016000049067, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 467 CRESCENT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11208. The relief sought in the within action is a nal judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 led this foreclosure

proceeding against you and ling 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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: April 21, 2017 Westbury, New York RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: IRINA DULARIDZE, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-2807675 #160367

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 2015A TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON as Collateral Agent and Custodian, Plaintiffs, -against- GENE MOY, if living, and if he/she be dead, his/her representative heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the amended complaint herein, HOME HEATING OIL CORP., NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, “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. 2114/2016 Date of Filing: 5/18/2018 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: 4135; Lot: 69 a/k/a

3451 Fulton 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 $16,098.09 with interest as described in a certain Tax Lien Certicate dated August 5, 2015 and recorded in the Ofce of the City Register for the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, on August 25, 2015 in City Register File Number (“CRFN”) 2015000294817 upon premises described as follows: ADDRESS: 3451 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York BLOCK: 4135 LOT: 69 COUNTY: Kings The relief sought in the within action is a nal 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 led this foreclosure proceeding against you and ling 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 May 16, 2018 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 March 29, 2018 and led along with the supporting papers in the King’s County Clerk’s Ofce. #160496


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Prices incl all costs to a consumer except tax, tags & MV fees. *Avail for 24-48 mos on select new models for well-qualified buyers on approved credit by Honda Financial Services. Closed end lease w/10K mi/yr @ 25¢/mi thereafter. Leases require $0 dwn pymt + $595 bank fee + 1st mo pymt + $0 sec dep. Ttl Pymts/Purch Opt: Accord = $9,711/$14,431. Lessee resp for maint, excess wear & tear. All subj to primary lender approval. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Not resp for typos and for vehicles that are sold prior to pub date. Must take delivery from in-stock vehicles by 6/21/18.

Volkswagen Volkswagen

8910 4th Ave, Bklyn, NY

844.445.0217 DMV#7009036, NYC DCA Lic.#527907

Hours: M-Th 9-9, F 9-7, Sa 9-6, Su 11-5

‘Night Owl’

Service/Parts Open ‘til midnight Sat 8-5 / 718-680-0202

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