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LIFE AFTER JANUS

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The Supreme Court dealt organized labor a setback this year, but experts and labor leaders are optimistic that unions will survive and thrive page 11

Sick of tired summer reading lists that feature the 'it' books you've already read? Thomas Moody has an alternative for you page 22

Politics meets juggling at the Circus Amok, a fun free event at Socrates Park, headlining this week's Queens Today page 13

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FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Cuomo Signs Executive Order For Speed Cameras BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ

The race for attorney general of New York State may be the most important election Democrats weigh in on in the Sept. 13 primary, and the Queens Tribune urges voters to back Leecia Eve—the mostexperienced candidate, the most-talented litigator and the person we can most trust to stand up to the Trump administration's attacks on our way of life in Queens.

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After a month-long fight by the city’s elected officials and transportation safety advocates following the expiration of the School Speed Camera program on July 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Monday declaring a “state of emergency” in New York City and reinstating the program. The program, which launched in 2013, provided 140 city schools with speed cameras. Since its inception, the speed camera program has led to a 17-percent drop in injuries and 60-percent decrease in speeding violations in proximity of the cameras, according to a study released by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) weeks before the program expired in July. Cuomo had said numerous times that he would sign a speed camera bill as soon as state Senate Republicans passed it. However, with the start of the school year just one week away, Cuomo said that he refused to “sit idly by as Republican state senators put politics over the lives of our children and jeopardize public safety.” “In the face of the Senate Republicans' shameful inaction and with the school year set to begin, we are taking emergency action to reinstate the speed cameras program and protect our children,” said Cuomo. “This is extraordinary action for an extraordinary situation—but I continue to call on the Senate Republicans to do their job and pass lifesaving speed camera legislation once and for all." The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) said that the speed cameras are especially important for senior citizens, as they are at higher risk of getting hit by a speeding driver. “New York City’s school zone speed cameras are a proven deterrent, reducing speeding by 60 percent outside schools where they have been deployed,” said AARP New York advocacy director David McNally. “They not only keep our students safer, but prevent accidents for New Yorkers of all ages. New Yorkers 65 and over are most at risk of being killed in pedestrian accidents, accounting for half of all pedestrian fatalities even though they make up just 14 percent of New York City’s population.” continued on page 4


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Who Won The Week LL Cool J Don’t call it a comeback—he’s been here for years. The iconic rapper, actor and Hollis native gave back to his community this week by hosting his 14th annual Jump & Ball Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park in St. Albans. The program, which ran every weekend in August, featured competitive basketball, Double Dutch, chess, kickball and handball. LL said that the event not only taught youths basketball skills, but also “teaches them willpower and intestinal fortitude—how to follow directions, how to follow a game plan, how to think, how to strategize, how to take concepts and execute them, how to make their dreams a reality.” He added that while becoming a professional basketball player is an achievable goal, education should be prioritized. So, hats off to LL Cool J. This week, he was doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well.

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PHOTO ENFORCED continued from page 1 State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Elmhurst), who had held several press conferences calling on the state Senate and governor to pass a bill to keep the speed cameras and extend the program to reach approximately 260 schools, said he is pleased that the executive order was signed in time to get the cameras back on the streets. But he added that the Senate still needs to pass the legislation. “It’s been proven over and over again that speed cameras are one of the most important and effective tools we have available to slow down drivers and keep our kids safe on our streets,” said Peralta. “That’s why I continue to call on the Senate to return to Albany, so that we can pass legislation that I’ve introduced to expand the speed camera program and once again codify their use.” Cuomo’s executive order overrides a sunset clause in the speed camera legislation. The Queens Tribune reached out to the Queens GOP, which said that although the party typically frowns upon executive orders, legal action would not be taken since this program deals with the safety of children. "We have said all along that our majority supports extending this program to keep speed cameras on,” said Candice Giove, a GOP spokeswoman. “In fact, we'd even consider codifying the governor's executive order into law. The real question is will the Assembly join us?" Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) said that the legislative body voted to continue the speed camera program, but the GOP did not follow suit. “Instead, the GOP majority put politics first and jeopardized the livelihood of New York City students,” said Miller. “I hope, moving forward, the Senate will do better and work with the Assembly to pass legislation that will ensure the commute for all students to be a safe one.” Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign a piece of legislation that would further explore how the city plans to ticket speeders as well as give the city the flexibility to expand the program. The bill is expected to be signed as early as Sept. 5, the first day of school. Reach Ariel Hernandez at (718) 357-7400, ext. 144, ahernandez@queenstribune.com or @reporter_ariel.

Teen Arrested In Ravenswood Shooting BY NATHAN DUKE A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in a fatal weekend shooting at Astoria’s Ravenswood Houses, police said. Around 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of one of the housing project’s buildings at 35-20 21st St. Upon arrival, officers discovered Jelan Moreira, 29, who lived in another of Ravenswood’s buildings, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. EMS transported Moreira to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody with charges pending, police said.

Parking Meter Rate Increase To Affect Queens BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ Several parts of the borough will be affected by the city Department of Transportation’s (DOT) citywide metered parking increase. Beginning on Nov. 1, parking meters in Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights and Forest Hills will go up 50 cents per hour, while Jamaica and downtown Flushing meters will increase by $1 per hour. The hike will be the first since 2013 for both passenger and commercial vehicle zones throughout the city. “Parking meters play a critical role in provid-

ing an efficient street network, allowing for the efficient delivery of goods and services as well as providing curb turnover as a resource for customers to access storefront businesses,” the DOT said in an announcement on Aug. 9. “The modest increases announced today bring New York City parking rates more in line with those of peer cities as well as better reflect the market demand for parking.” Jane, 36, a resident of Bayside who works as a nail technician in Flushing, told the Queens Tribune that she is angry about the increase, adding that the city is getting “ridiculously

too expensive.” “It makes no sense,” she said. “First, the MTA announces that the price for a MetroCard is going to go up, and now this. They say the MTA is supposed to be cheaper, so that people use it as an alternative to driving, and so that they get cars off the road. But when they up the prices and have poor service, people like me opt for driving our own cars to work. But then you have the city upping the prices on the meter, which to me is already too high, so it’s like you might as well suck it up and take the stupid train.”

Jane said that she pays approximately $10 a day for meter parking, and when the rate goes up in November, her daily parking could double. “It’s unfair,” said Jane. “I make enough money to live by doing nails, thanks to the tips. But I’m just getting by. Now, with this added $10 a day, I don’t know how I’m going to do it.” Reach Ariel Hernandez at (718) 357-7400 x 144, ahernandez@queenstribune.com or @reporter_ariel

Spa Castle Guilty Stop-Work Of Tax Fraud, Order At Must Pay $2.5M Glendale Shelter Site

BY JON CRONIN

The embattled owners of College Point’s Spa Castle have pleaded guilty and were convicted of felony tax fraud, according to the state attorney general. Spa Castle corporate officer Daniel Chon and the owners of Spa Castle will have to pay $2.5 million in criminal restitution and civil damages. Last week, State Attorney General Barbara Underwood and Acting Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion announced the criminal convictions of the owners and Chon in a civil settlement for False Claims Act violations. “We have zero tolerance for tax cheats who leave New Yorkers to foot the bill,” said Underwood. “The defendants orchestrated a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud taxpayers. We’re grateful to the whistleblower who helped bring this egregious conduct to light— and it should serve as a wake-up call to all tax fraudsters who think their misconduct will go by unnoticed.” Underwood said that the whistleblower exposed millions in unreported income from the facility. The whistleblower will receive $575,000, under the New York False Claims Act, which entitles whistleblowers to a percentage of the unreported tax. “This conviction proves that the local com-

munity is watching and they won’t stay silent when business owners violate their trust,” said Manion. According to the state attorney general’s office, Spa Castle Inc.’s College Point location made more than $22 million per year in revenue. The whistleblower fi led an action in 2014 as part of the New York False Claims Act’s “qui tam” provisions, which are provisions to reward the whistleblower if the government’s case is successful. After that, the attorney general’s Taxpayer Protection Bureau launched a civil investigation. The investigation found “substantial indications of knowingly fraudulent conduct on the part of Spa Castle and its principals.” According to statements made by the prosecutor, records seized in 2015 by the attorney general’s office and the state Department of Taxation and Finance during the execution of a search warrant proved that the owners did not pay required sales, corporate and MTA surcharge taxes by underreporting millions of dollars in income. A criminal indictment was fi led by the attorney general’s office in March 2017 at the Queens Supreme Court. Spa Castle’s owners and Chon pleaded guilty last week to criminal tax fraud. Chon also pleaded guilty to attempted criminal tax fraud.

BY JON CRONIN

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a stop-work order at a former factory site in Glendale on Cooper Avenue that could become a homeless shelter. On Saturday morning, residents noticed a stop-work order at the site regarding improper asbestos removal posted on the new fence surrounding the property. The order drew concerns from the community about possible safety hazards at the site. Two days later, residents took to Facebook community pages to accuse workers at the site of continuing to remove asbestos, and expressed concern that they were not using appropriate gear for that type of removal. A DEP spokesman stated that the stop-work order was issued so that asbestos testing can be completed on the roof before antennas are drilled into it. The stop-work order referred to work on the fi rst floor and roof, but did not restrict all work on the property. Work was allowed to

continue on other floors. The DEP spokesman also stated that the company handling the remodeling turned in an asbestos removal plan that did not meet the agency’s standards. According to the city Department of Buildings’ website, a permit application was fi led on Aug. 24 to create dormitories at the site with 100 beds. The permit has not been approved and has not undergone a plan exam. Glendale residents fought the city’s Department of Homeless Services five years ago to stop the implementation of a shelter at the site, located at 78-16 Cooper Ave. However, the community was angered in July after Glendale Civic Association President Kathy Masi posted on Facebook that she heard that the city was once again negotiating for a shelter at the site. Reach reporter Jon Cronin via email at jcronin@ queenstribune.com.


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Police said that they are searching for several individuals who are wanted in connection with a robbery that took place on July 23 in South Ozone Park. Around 3:50 p.m., the individuals approached a 55-year-old man in the vicinity of 134th Street and Sutter Avenue, proceeded to push him and simulated having a firearm in a black bag. The suspects removed approximately $2,800 in cash and fled. The robbers are described as black men, one of whom was wearing pajama pants.

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BURGLARY

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is wanted in connection with burglaries that took place on Aug. 11 and 17 at the same building in Flushing. Around 2 a.m. on Aug. 11, an unknown man gained entry through the rear window of 329 Services Corp., located at 133-43 Roosevelt Ave. Once inside, the individual removed a 50-year-old man’s costume jewelry and approximately $100 in cash. The suspect exited the location through the rear window. Then, on Aug. 17, the 50-year-old victim observed an unknown man entering through his rear window via a camera. The suspect removed $20 and fled by foot through the front door in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a man who is believed to be 40 years old and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, pants with an unknown color and work boots.

GRAND LARCENY

Police said that they are searching for an individual who is wanted in connection with a grand larceny pattern that has taken place within the 109th Precinct from June through August. On June 29, the individual snatched a 27-year-old man’s cell phone from his hands in the vicinity of Saul Street and Maple Avenue around 10:50 p.m. and fled westbound

on Maple Avenue on a black bicycle. Then, on July 8, he snatched a 25-year-old woman’s cell phone from her hands near Blossom Avenue and Main Street around 9:35 p.m. and fled on a bicycle. The victim had $100 inside of her cell phone’s case. On June 20, he struck again in front of 13269 Maple Ave., where he grabbed a 48-yearold woman’s phone from her hands and knocked her to the ground just before 12:30 a.m. On the following day around 12:30 a.m., he snatched a 19-year-old man’s cell phone in front of 139-07 Franklin Ave. and fled the scene on a bicycle. Then, on Aug. 1, the suspect snatched a 46-year-old man’s phone near Frame Place and Maple Avenue around 12:40 a.m., while he stole a 55-year-old man’s phone the following day around 10 p.m. near Juniper Avenue and Kissena Boulevard. On Aug. 10, he grabbed a 30-year-old man’s phone around 2 p.m. in front of 132-45 Maple Ave. and, on Aug. 15, he took a 29-yearold man’s phone around 1:15 p.m. in front of 134-38 Maple Ave. He struck again on Aug. 20 just after midnight, stealing a 31-year-old man’s phone in front of 42-31 Colden St. and, on Aug. 24, snatched a 47-year-old man’s phone around 2 p.m. near Blossom Avenue and Saull Street. The suspect is described as a five-foot-10inch Hispanic youth who is believed to be between the ages of 16 and 18. He weighs approximately 160 pounds, has an Afro hairstyle and was last seen wearing a blue-hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers. His bicycle is a black, white and red Eurobike.

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ASSAULT

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual who is wanted in connection with a stabbing in Elmhurst on Aug. 28. Juan Portoviejo is being sought in the stabbing of a 31-year-old woman as she exited a livery vehicle around 4:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Foley Street and Lamont Avenue. The victim was stabbed numerous times in the torso and back. The suspect fled the area after the attack. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. Portoviejo is described as a five-foot-five-

inch Hispanic man who weighs approximately 150 pounds.

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KIDNAPPING

A 35-year-old Bayside man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping his housekeeper, the Queens district attorney said. Additionally, the defendant’s wife was sentenced to five years of probation for her role in the February 2015 kidnapping of the couple’s then-54year-old housekeeper. Devanand and Ambar Lachman, both of whom lived on 217th Street, pleaded guilty in September 2017 before Queens Supreme Court Justice Robert Kohm. Devanand Lachman pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping, while Ambar Lachman pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment. Kohm sentenced Devanand Lachman last week to 10 years in prison to be followed by five years’ post release supervision. “The victim in this case was brutalized by the male defendant, who struck her several times and held her against her will,” Queens DA Richard Brown said. “The female defendant aided her husband in this heinous crime. The defendants suspected their housekeeper, who had been working for them for several months, had stolen from their home. But the real crime in this case occurred when the defendants decided to take the law into their own hands by abducting the woman.” On Feb. 13, 2015, the victim—Daisy Machuca—arrived at the Lachman home at approximately 8 a.m. to clean. Around 1 p.m., Devanand Lachman and an unapprehended man entered the residence on 217th Street with knives and a firearm. The housekeeper’s phone and wallet were taken from her and she was punched several times by the defendant, who accused her of taking cash and a gold chain. Ambar Lachman returned to the home and watched the victim as she was struck repeatedly by her husband and had her feet burned with a welding blow torch. She told the victim that she knew she’d stolen from them, and that she’d be killed if she didn’t tell the couple where the money and jewelry were. Ambar Lachman then took the victim’s keys and went to her home on Long Island, searching for the money and chain, but not finding them.

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Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) announced that he has secured $75,000 for the Maspeth, Woodside, Middle Village and Astoria libraries in his district. Last week at the library’s Woodside branch, Barnwell met with Queens Library president and CEO Dennis Walcott, the library’s staff, and parents and children to present the check. “I am thrilled to have been able to secure $75,000 for the libraries that my constituents use. The libraries of the 21st century not only provide people with great books, but host and provide valuable community-based services,” Barnwell said. “They are vital for all

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communities and I am glad to have been able to help our local libraries.” Walcott said that the funding would help to expand programs at the four libraries. “We are grateful for Assemblyman Barnwell’s support of our mission to transform people’s lives, and look forward to working with him to make the most of this investment,” Walcott said. According to a library spokeswoman, the staffs at the respective libraries will work with Barnwell to determine how the funds will be used. That decision will be made once the funds are transferred to the library. -Jon Cronin

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Patrol Car Catches Fire A city Police Department patrol car caught fire on Friday morning in Richmond Hill with officers narrowly escaping the blaze, law enforcement officials said. According to the NYPD, a marked patrol car was parked at the corner of 107th Avenue and 115th Street at 8 a.m. on Friday when smoke began to appear from under-

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neath the hood. It quickly turned into a blaze. Two police officers were inside the car when it caught fire. Both made it out without injuries, police said. The two officers were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The cause of the fire was not disclosed. -Jon Cronin

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Queens Library Launches “Bookcycle” Queens Library president and CEO Dennis Walcott was joined by the Friends of Court Square Library, library staff and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) last Thursday to cut the ribbon on the library’s first “bookcycle,” a three-wheeled vehicle with 250 pounds of books inside. The bookcycle will provide books and various other resources. Residents will be able to sign up for a library card, reserve library materials, ask reference questions and borrow books on the spot. The bookcycle will be driven around Long Island City by Queens Library staff and will be stationed in local parks and community hubs, acting as a mobile extension of the new Court Square Community Library. “This bookcycle is one of 10 winners of the Queens Library Innovation Fund, created last year by the Queens Library Foundation to help our librarians and other staff develop new ways to deepen our engagement with our patrons and the public by delivering vital information and services directly to individuals who might not otherwise have access to them,” Walcott said. The bookcycle also features a Bluetooth-enabled speaker and microphone for children’s outdoor story times and is expected to offer free Wi-Fi access in the near future. -Ariel Hernandez

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Street Co-Naming For Mary Audrey Gallagher Residents and elected officials of Jackson Heights gathered at 91st Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue on Saturday for a street co-naming ceremony to honor Mary Audrey Gallagher, an educator, equal rights crusader and the mother of Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). “My mother was really all about family,” said Dromm. “That’s why she stood up for me when I told her I was gay in 1973—a time when homosexuality was still on a list of mental disorders. She said she was most fearful that I would be discriminated against in life. She fought hard not only for me, but for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

youth because she understood what family support means to all young people. Over the years, my mother became a mother to many other LGBT folks whose families had rejected them.” Gallagher was the Queens hospitality chairwoman for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a group that advocates for LGBTQ people. She frequently marched in LGBTQ parades and rallies and advised parents of LGBTQ youths. The unveiling of Mary Audrey Gallagher Way was accompanied by traditional Irish music performed by the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band. -Ariel Hernandez

ST. ALBANS

LL Cool J Attends Jump & Ball Tournament LL Cool J—an iconic rapper, actor and Hollis native—attended his 14th annual Jump & Ball Tournament on Saturday at Daniel O’Connell Park in St. Albans. “Basketball is amazing because of the skillset it teaches kids,” LL Cool J told the Queens Tribune. “It’s amazing because it teaches them willpower and intestinal fortitude—how to follow directions, how to follow a game plan, how to think, how to strategize, how to take concepts and execute them, how to make their dreams a reality on the court. And that’s an important thing.” The actor said his Jump & Ball community camp program—which teaches team building and leadership skills on and off the court

to Southeast Queens children—is not solely about basketball. LL Cool J said that becoming a professional basketball player can be an achievable goal, but he added that it’s important to go to college and prioritize education. “You don’t just set yourself up to not learn and not get educated,” he said. The Jump & Ball program runs every weekend in August, and features competitive basketball, Double Dutch, chess, kickball and handball. Saturday’s tournament included bounce houses and free food and beverages for campers, who are 8 to 18 in age. Chick-fil-A gave away chicken throughout the day. -Ariel Hernandez


Around The Borough

The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018

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JAMAICA

Funding Announced For Literacy Program Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica) announced $100,000 in funding for a South Jamaica literacy program during an event hosted by the program last Thursday. South Jamaica Reads hosted a back-toschool literacy fair at its Broadway location on Aug. 23. The initiative, which was founded four years ago, involves eight early-literacy organizations that serve children in the community. “Since South Jamaica Reads started in 2014, we have doubled the number of students reading at grade level at PS 40 and PS 48,” said Al Reynolds, of South Jamaica Reads. “With additional funding from Council member Adams, we will expand our resources in South Jamaica and continue to provide opportunities for children and families.”

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According to the organization, city schools are facing a “literacy crisis” and in South Jamaica, less than 20 percent of children read on grade level by third grade. South Jamaica Reads provides a curriculum of programs and services with the goal of having local children achieve grade-level performance by the third grade. Adams’ funding will help to broaden services for the organization, including the distribution of more free books to children at schools, hospitals and community events. “South Jamaica Reads provides much-needed programming to enhance literacy and learning throughout the community,” Adams said. “Our children deserve nothing less.” -Nathan Duke

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Street Co-naming For Amanda Clark Laurelton residents joined Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) on Friday to honor former District 31 Democratic Leader Amanda Clarke with a street co-naming. To pay tribute to Clarke’s lifetime of advocacy, the intersection of 137th Avenue and 227th Street is now co-named Amanda Clarke Way. Clarke worked in the city’s public school system for more than 30 years and retired in 2005. During her time as a teacher, she was elected and served as the Democratic district leader of her community. In addition to serving her community and the city’s children, Clarke spent much of her free time piloting boats and planes as well as being a member of the Jaguar Club of North

America. Following her teaching career, Clarke became a member of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton, where she fought for quality-of-life improvements for her community until her death in July 2017. “Co-naming streets is an important way to connect our community leaders from the past with our residents of the present and the future,” said Richards. “The service and dedication of Amanda Clarke to her community will never be forgotten and will live on in each student she taught and all of the improvements to our quality of life that she fought for over the years.” - Ariel Hernandez

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Election 2018

The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Leecia Eve For Attorney General By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

“Behind the headlines is a very real threat by this president on our rights, our values and our way of life. And at the same time, we have a list of significant issues that we as a state must address.”

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f you are a registered Democrat in New York State—and you care about protecting your family, your community, your state and your country from the policies of the Trump administration—then you need to go to the polls on Sept. 13 and vote for Leecia Eve for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

It will likely be the most important vote you will cast this year. Currently, the state AG’s office is engaged in various fights against the Trump administration’s dangerous policies on the environment, the census, net neutrality and women’s healthcare, to name a few. The office is also probing the Trump Organization’s practices and has already taken some action against the charity of the president’s family. In a recent interview with the Queens Tribune editorial board, Eve said combating Trump would be priority number one for her if elected. “Behind the headlines is a very real threat by this president on our rights, our values and our way of life,” Eve said. “And at the same time, we have a list of significant issues that we as a state must address.” The Trump-related court cases need to be guided by more than just a headline-grabbing AG. The typical rhetoric of a career politician or the theoretical explanation intoned by an academic isn’t enough. The

legal cases must be bulletproof. Failure is not acceptable. A legal loss in any of these cases would be a huge setback for all of them, and would add fire to the already out-of-control blaze of partisanship that is engulfing our country. If the next attorney general is too eager or too political, pressing forward with cases that aren’t sure things, the office could lose credibility. It’s a risk we cannot take, which is why Leecia Eve’s experience in government and as a litigator makes her the best candidate at this moment in time. New York doesn’t need a brawler in the office; the state needs a winner. Winning requires strategy and experience, along with a fighting spirit. We can’t afford onthe-job training. Intellectual acumen is not a replacement for hardened and tested experience. Eve is the only candidate in the Democratic primary who has a full grasp of the tools of the office and which ones to use at the appropriate time—whether it be

legal enforcement for criminal activity, proposed legislation to prevent a growing crisis, or use of the office’s bullhorn to sound the alarm. Back in the 1990s, the Harvard Law graduate proved herself a proficient litigator while fighting the D.C. prison system to provide more rights for female inmates— taking on entrenched power to secure basic human rights for a forgotten population. Since then, she has adroitly run government agencies, crafted impactful legislation that has helped New Yorkers, and carved out a successful corporate career. The breadth of her experience is likely the reason she is the candidate who appears to best see the whole picture of an issue and not just the case on her desk. On the campaign trail, she articulates an expansive vision for the office. One example is how she connects the lack of education opportunities to disproportionate arrest rates for juveniles and young men of color—leading to a life sentence of stigma

even after they repay their debt to society—and proposes legislation to address the problem at the root. “We have an unfair criminal justice system that treats, particularly, black and brown young men differently and worse than everyone else. That predates Donald Trump. We in New York, we own that,” Eve told the Queens Tribune. “We own that not every child in this state is receiving what I would argue they are morally entitled to receive, and what the state’s highest court ruled they were constitutionally required to receive, and that is a quality public-school education.” The other three candidates—Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and Fordham professor Zephyr Teachout—are all honorable and capable of doing a decent job as attorney general. But they do not appear to see the full impact of the office the way Eve does, or are not as prepared to execute such a vision. Sean Patrick Maloney is a talented politician who has a distinguished career of public service, but if he truly wanted to be AG he wouldn’t have stayed on the ballot as a member of Congress. It just smells of political opportunism over a desire to embrace the office fully. Letitia James is a dedicated public servant. Her support from the majority of elected officials would help her in the office, but also raises legitimate questions about whether she would be independent. Many, including this editorial board, view her run as personal political ambition. That, coupled with her lack of management experience, makes her a less-desirable choice. Zephyr Teachout is a fierce advocate for good government. Her academic research on corruption is a valuable asset. She is the best of the other three, and we would likely be backing her if there weren’t a candidate with more management experience, a better grasp of law, a longer list of accomplishments fighting for the underprivileged, and a temperament more suited to the office. Eve’s respect for the institution and its employees makes her the best candidate to ensure a seamless transition—a necessity with so many high-stakes cases underway. Moreover, her unmatched courtroom success makes her the most likely candidate to instantly garner the respect of the more than 2,000 attorneys and support staff who are keeping our state safe. When asked by our editorial board what she would say first to the staff at the Office of the Attorney General, her response was, “I’d say ‘thank you.’ Then, I would listen.” Her response is in stark contrast to the approach of her competitors, who are offering several step plans to make changes to an office that functions quite well, despite the personal failings of the people who have led it. At a time when the institutions that are the foundation of our society and our safety are under attack,

we need a fierce defender of the office. Now we have to admit, Eve doesn’t look like the favorite on paper. Letitia James has the bulk of the Democratic power backing her campaign, while Zephyr Teachout has consolidated support from what has been dubbed the more-progressive wing of the party, along with the editorial boards of The New York Times and the New York Daily News. According to the polling, which is sparse, it is a race between those two candidates. Yet Eve is the one candidate who is independent and respected enough to be acceptable to both wings of the party—uniting the tribe in focusing on harmful federal policies that actually impact voters’ everyday lives. Some people have pointed to Eve’s long career in government working for Sen. Hillary Clinton, and for the state during Andrew Cuomo’s tenure as governor, as some sort of negative. We consider the experience to be a positive attribute for this position, and in no way compromising of her independence as an advocate for the people. For the past five years, Eve has headed up government relations for Verizon in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. This has been painted as a negative as well, because the party’s voters have little tolerance for corporate inf luence. However, we see no evidence that Eve is interested in rolling back regulations to help big business at the expense of people. In fact, we suspect that her boardroom experience makes her uniquely qualified to identify bad actors and keep the marketplace more fair for all. During the extended interview with our editorial board, Eve outlined several specific plans to make the AG’s office more responsive to voters, including an idea she grabbed from Robert Abrams, who served as attorney general of New York from 1979 to 1993. Referring to him as the role model for the office, Eve said: “One of the many things that I liked that [Abrams] did was he had an AG for a day in your community….Every lawyer in the office had to spend an entire day in a storefront in a different community... and no matter what your circumstances, you got to walk into that storefront and talk to an AG about your issue...and get an answer about how the AG could solve your problem, and if they couldn’t, give you the right referral.” The profound understanding Eve displays of how government has served people well—and can serve people well in the future—is yet another characteristic that eminently qualifies her for the position. More now than ever, we need a sure thing running the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. The Queens Tribune editorial board has come to the unanimous conclusion that Leecia Eve is that sure thing—the only candidate with the bona fides the Democrats can offer New York at this crucial juncture to mount a robust legal defense against the Trumpian tsunami of disruption and abuse.


Transportation

The Queens Tribune, Thursday 30, 2018

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MOVING THROUGH QUEENS A look at transportation issues around the borough

SERVICE CHANGES

SIX NORTHEAST QUEENS LIRR TRAINS TO BE RESTORED By ARIEL HERNANDEZ Six Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) weekday trains that stopped operating last month in northeast Queens are expected to be restored on Tuesday. Due to ongoing work at Woodside’s Harold Interlocking, six Port Washington Branch trains were canceled as part of the East Side Access Project. Beginning on Sept. 4, the following trains will be going in both directions: • The 8:21 a.m. eastbound train will run out of Penn Station and make all stops to Port Washington. • The 8:45 a.m. westbound train will run out of Port Washington and make all stops to Great Neck before running express through Penn Station. • The 4:22 p.m. eastbound train will run out of Penn Station, go express to Great Neck and then make all stops to Port Washington. • The 5 p.m. westbound train will run out of Great Neck, make all stops and then run express to Flushing-Main Street. It will then make stops in Woodside and Penn Station. • The 7:01 p.m. eastbound train will run out of Penn Station express to Bayside and Great Neck, and then will stop at Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington. As a result of the additional trains listed above, the current LIRR schedule has been altered slightly. The changes are as follows: • The 7:04 a.m. eastbound express train that runs out of Penn Station will move back to 7:01 a.m.; the train will make stops in Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck and Great Neck. • The 9:20 a.m. eastbound local train that runs out of Penn Station will move back to 9:19 a.m.; it’s scheduled to arrive at Woodside at 9:30 a.m., and then make regular stops at the normal times. • The 5:47 p.m. eastbound express train that runs out of Penn Station will move back to 5:44

p.m.; the train runs express to Great Neck, and then makes all local stops to Port Washington. • The 6:38 a.m. westbound train out of Port Washington will depart at 6:45 a.m. The train makes all local stops to Great Neck and then runs express, stopping only in Bayside and Penn Station. • The 8:12 a.m. westbound train that runs out of Port Washington will move back to 8:08 a.m.; the train makes all local stops to Great Neck, and then runs express to Penn Station. • The 8:26 a.m. westbound train that runs out of Great Neck will move back to 8:24 a.m.; the train stops at Bayside, Auburndale, Broadway, Murray Hill, Flushing-Main Street and Penn Station. • The 8:40 a.m. westbound train that runs out of Great Neck will move back to 8:38 a.m.; the train makes all local stops to Penn Station. • The 9:38 a.m. westbound train that runs out of Great Neck will move back to 9:32 a.m.; the train makes all local stops to Penn Station. • The 5:49 p.m. westbound train that runs out of Great Neck will leave at 5:44 p.m.; the train makes local stops to Bayside, and runs express to Flushing-Main Street, Woodside and Penn Station. • The 6:20 p.m. westbound train that runs out of Great Neck will now depart at 6:23 p.m.; the train makes all local stops to Penn Station. • The 6:26 p.m. westbound express train that runs out of Port Washington will move back to 6:24 p.m.; the train makes all local stops (except Plandome) to Penn Station. • The 7:35 p.m. westbound train that runs out of Port Washington will now depart at 7:39 p.m.; the train skips Plandome but makes all other stops to Penn Station. When the LIRR announced that the six trains would be canceled, it added two trains to the line during the disruption period: an eastbound express train that runs out of Penn Station at 5:47 p.m. and a 5:21 p.m. westbound local train out of Great Neck. Those trains will be canceled.

BUS COUNTDOWN CLOCKS INSTALLED IN WESTERN QUEENS

Due to signal maintenance, Hunters Point Avenue and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue 7 trains will board at the Flushing-bound platform from 12:40 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Also, Flushing-bound 7 trains will also skip 33rd, 40th, 46th, 52nd, 69th, 82nd, 90th, 103rd and 111th streets in Queens from 11:45 p.m. on Friday to 5 p.m. on Monday to allow for signal maintenance. There will be no A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue until Sept. 3 due S to flood protection. There will also be no Rockaway Park shuttle service at Broad Channel. From 9:45 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, E trains will run via the F line in both directions between 21st Street-Queensbridge and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan to allow for communications improvements. And as a result of signal modernization, E trains will run local in both directions between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st Avenue between 12:01 a.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday. F trains will run local in both directions between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st Avenue due to signal modernization between 12:01 a.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (third from right) announces new countdown clocks.

By ARIEL HERNANDEZ Two bus countdown clocks have been installed by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) in Sunnyside, with three more expected to be added in Woodside and Sunnyside in September. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Queens representatives from the DOT, Community Board 2 Chairwoman Denise Keehan Smith and seniors from the Sunnyside Community Center gathered at the 39th Place and Queens Boulevard Q32 and Q60 bus stop in Sunnyside to announce the installation of the countdown clocks. According to Van Bramer, $200,000 was allocated for the five bus countdown clocks in his participatory budget for 2016-2017, and an additional $300,000 has been secured for the clocks in his 2017-2018 budget, which could result in additional bus countdown clocks for District 26. Participatory budgeting is a pro-

cess that allows community members to have input into how part of a public budget is spent. The two new clocks are located, respectively, at 39th Place and Queens Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street. The next three clocks will be installed at Woodside Avenue and 61st Street, Broadway and Steinway Street, and Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue. “These first five clocks are part of the initial $200,000 allocation, and I am excited that more are on the way,” said Van Bramer. “The new countdown clocks will surely make life and commuting easier for local residents who rely on the bus, especially seniors. Now that we see how convenient the clocks are, I am determined to get more installed throughout our district.” Barbara Lee, a participatory-budgeting transportation budget committee member from the community, said that there has long been a need for countdown clocks at bus stops in the neighborhood.

The platform for the Jamaica Center-bound J and Z Z trains at 104th Street is temporarily closed due to station rehabilitation. Also, the platform for the Jamaica Center-bound J J train is closed at 121st Street to allow for the station’s renovation. Due to station enhancements, the Broadway and 39th Avenue N N and W stations are closed through February. To allow for station enhancements, Coney Island-bound NN trains will skip 30th and 36th avenues in Queens from 9:45 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF QUEENS A look at development and its impact on the borough

STUDY: NYC RENTS SUIT ALLEGES ELMHURST LANDLORD INCREASED 31 PERCENT DIDN’T PROVIDE GAS IN EIGHT YEARS BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ

By NATHAN DUKE

New York City rents have increased by 31 percent in the past eight years. According to a study by real estate brokerages and listings aggregator StreetEasy, Elmhurst lead the way with the greatest rent growth in Queens, while Ridgewood and Long Island City had the smallest rent increases. The study found that rents are on the rise in neighborhoods primarily inhabited by families or low-income residents. In the former case, increases were 5 percent faster than those in other communities over the past 10 years. A household that spent $2,000 per month on rent in 2010 was found to be paying an additional $620 per month—or $7,440 more per year—in 2018. The highest spikes in rent occurred in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Bedford-Stuyvesant. In Queens, Elmhurst was the neighborhood with the highest rent increases—at 36 percent. More than one-third of its renters have children. The neighborhoods with the smallest rent increases were Ridgewood—which saw a 15-percent increase, the lowest of any community in the five

boroughs—and Long Island City, which had an 18-percent increase. According to the study, rent increases have hit low-income households especially hard. In communities with household incomes below the city’s 2010 median of $50,285, rents grew by 33 percent, whereas rents in neighborhoods with an above-median income rose by 27 percent. “Rents have risen in the city, but not all New Yorkers have felt the same effects,” said Grant Long, StreetEasy’s senior economist. “Residents who already struggle to make ends meet and renters dealing with the high costs of childcare are predominantly living in areas that see the most dramatic rent growth. As a greater share of their income goes towards rent, it’s increasingly difficult for families to save for a down payment on a home, their children’s college education or emergencies.” According to the study, seven of the top-10 neighborhoods with the fastest increase in rents were downzoned during the past 20 years. At the same time, three of the top-10 neighborhoods with the slowest rent growth—including Long Island City—were upzoned between 2007 and 2009.

An Elmhurst landlord is facing a lawsuit for not providing gas service since January at a 194-unit building. Regent Equities LLC, which owns the building, located at 83-45 Broadway, is being sued by the Queens Housing Court for neglecting its residents by not providing gas services since the beginning of the year. According to fi les provided by the Legal Aid Society, the tenants informed the landlord about the gas outage in January, and when he attempted to perform repair work, the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a stop-work order upon inspection because the work was allegedly being conducted without a valid work permit. The stop-work order was rescinded in February. However, the lawsuit states that the landlord failed to restore the gas services to any of the 194 families in the building. The 45 tenants who sought help from the Legal Aid Society said that families have been forced to increase their household expenses by purchasing premade food, and that many of their neighbors have been forced to cook their food unsafely, such as by using in-home portable propane burners.

The lawsuit is demanding that the landlord fi x all violations of the Housing Maintenance Code, which includes the restoration of gas services. The Legal Aid Society is also pursuing a harassment claim, seeking an order restraining further acts of harassment and imposing civil penalties as well as seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the landlord and the management company. “Landlords have a legal obligation to provide essential services, such as cooking gas, to their tenants,” said Nelson Yeung, an attorney with the Queens Civil Practice of the Legal Aid Society. “When landlords fail to do this, tenants and their families suffer immensely. We as a city have a duty to help our neighbors who are forced to live under these conditions. The residents of this building have suffered far too long because of the landlord’s negligence and the city’s failure to monitor this situation. Enough is enough. We look forward to resolving our clients’ case in court very soon.” The lawsuit names the landlord, the DOB and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for not responding to residents’ ongoing complaints. According to the fi ling, the HPD is supposed to enforce the city’s Housing Maintenance

Code, the Multiple Dwelling Law, and other state and local laws that impose requirements pertaining to the upkeep of residential dwellings. Tenants can seek an order for the HPD to correct conditions. If the agency does not respond within 30 days of the complaint, tenants can take their demands to court, which they are doing in this case. The lawsuit shows that there have been more than 20 reports of outages since the gas was shut off in January, and that there are currently six open Class C violations recorded by the HPD concerning the discontinuance of gas services. The building also has six open violations with the DOB and two with the city’s Environmental Control Board (ECB) for plumbing and installing gas valves without a permit. The tenants are asking that the violations be fi xed and that the landlord and the HPD pay no less than $2,000 or more than $10,000 in civil penalties to each family who suffered harassment. Reach Ariel Hernandez at (718) 357-7400, ext. 144, ahernandez@queenstribune.com or @reporter_ariel.


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Salute to Labor

The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Meet the Real Power of the Labor Movement

The Rank and File

Latonya Crisp Recording Sec’y

Earl Phillips Sec’y Treasurer

Tony Utano President

Nelson Rivera Administrative VP

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The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Salute to Labor Sept. 3 is Labor Day, a holiday that was created to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of its workers. The holiday falls on the first Monday of September and was first recognized in 1887 by the state of Oregon. It became a federal holiday in 1894, but 30 states were already celebrating it by that time. For Labor Day, the Queens Tribune has put together a section to celebrate the holiday. It includes a reaction from New York unions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision on Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and a Q&A interview on the labor movement and the anniversary of Hurricane Maria with Puerto Rico native Hector Figueroa, the president of union 32BJ—which represents cleaners, property maintenance workers, doormen, food service workers and others.

Unions Say They Will A Q&A With President Of 32BJ Survive Janus Ruling Hurricane Maria And The Future Of Unions:

By ARIEL HERNANDEZ

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Ponce native and 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke with the Queens Tribune about how the union has been involved in the recovery efforts. 32BJ is a union concentrated in the Northeast that serves more than 163,000 cleaners, property maintenance workers, doormen, security officers, window cleaners, building engineers, school and food service workers, and railroad and factory workers. It is an affiliate of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), which represents more than 2.1 million members around the country and is dedicated to making life better for working families and communities. Figueroa became president of 32BJ in 2012, and went on to grow the union by more than 50,000 members through mergers and organizing. Figueroa was born into the labor movement in his native Puerto Rico, where he witnessed his parents fight to become unionized and helped them to win collective-bargaining rights when he took on the role of SEIU organizing director for Puerto Rico. To this day, Figueroa has a soft spot for his native island and continues to work closely with it. During a Q&A with the Queens Tribune, Figueroa discussed union rights, union reform and the anniversary of Hurricane Maria. The transcript below is edited for space and continuity. Where was 32BJ before you became president and where is it now? How has it grown? What has changed? Even in the face of a general trend toward declining union membership since the 1950s, private-sector union membership is now hovering just above 6 percent. For example, we’ve been very aggressive about organizing within building services and similar sectors, like airport workers. A worker like Camika Lewis is typical of the kinds of workers we are helping to organize. Before joining our union a few years ago, she was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer-service representative at Newark International Airport. Although she worked 40 hours a week at the airport, she had to take on extra hours working as a nursing assistant and cosmetologist to cover her rent, pay her student loans and utility bills. When she became involved with our union, she participated in strikes, marches into management offices, rallies, civil disobedience and demonstrations. Now, Camika and tens of thousands of her co-workers at the airports are on the path to a $19 minimum wage. What have you done to assist Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria? Is there still a huge need for labor on the Island? In the past few years, we have been involved with issues related to Puerto Rico for a variety of reasons. First, our parent union, SEIU, has locals on the Island with more than 23,000 members. And in the past few decades, Puerto Rico has been the object of particularly vicious anti-labor attacks. For example, the Island government used Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt crisis as a pretext to pass a law that would let the governor lower to $4.25 the minimum wage for workers under 25, exactly the workers Puerto Rico most needs to ensure its future.

By JON CRONIN

All the problems that Puerto Rico had before Maria—a weak economy, lack of power over any major economic decision, attacks on workers’ rights and their power, disinvestment in its infrastructure—only became worse after the storm. Puerto Rico has suffered the longest blackout in U.S. history, and Puerto Ricans on the Island have been severely disrespected by the White House and ignored when it comes to getting the aid they need. That is why we have become very involved in informing and organizing the diaspora and those who care about Puerto Rico, along with tens of thousands of people who were displaced by the storm. That way they can hold federal and state officials accountable for the decisions they make that affect Puerto Ricans in the States and on the Island. How have labor unions evolved in Puerto Rico since you grew up there? My parents were members of the teachers’ union; that was my first exposure to labor organizing. But teachers’ unions and unions that cover other workers in the schools, including some of our SEIU members, have been severely weakened. Closing down hundreds of schools as the Puerto Rican government has done in the past few years, even before Hurricane Maria, has hurt the power of unions as an important sector of society that can oppose bad policies. And, as it has historically, Puerto Rico has been taken as a laboratory for anti-worker policies that conservatives want to push in the rest of the country. We saw that recently, when the governor of Puerto Rico tried to pass a law that would have forced the Island’s public-sector workers to sign up again to have their dues collected. That is more aggressive than what has happened in even the most conservative states in the United States, and it would have been devastating for labor on the Island, where the vast majority of union members belong to the public sector.

What motivates you? I am very hopeful that despite all the gloom and doom, there is nothing that can replace the power of collective action, in and out of the workplace—and that organizing people in their workplaces and their communities is not just at the heart of the work of unions, but the best way to create power that can best counter the effects of money concentrated in the hands of a few. We saw the power of collective action in the teachers’ strikes in North Carolina, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and Colorado. In many of these states, teacher strikes are illegal. But as teachers saw their salaries, healthcare benefits and classroom budgets cut to the bone, they decided to put it all on the line. And they were able to get the support of parents, fill their state houses and persuade elected official to invest in children’s futures. Those changes are positive and they can be lasting. What’s the main goal for 32BJ in the coming year? We will continue to organize, to support the organizing of workers in building services and in other industries, as we have supported the Fight for $15, taxi workers in New York City, and the rights of immigrant workers. We will also continue to support progressive candidates in all the states where we work, people who will represent working families and our values. And we will continue to communicate with our members so that we can all stand together against any forces that want to reduce our collective power and the power of our members to defend the well-being of their families and their communities. And we will continue to stand up for our most-vulnerable communities as we have been doing consistently. We will continue to organize immigrant workers and fight for a fair immigration reform, which may have been forgotten by many, but we think is key.

New York unions are seeing an increase in membership and commitment from members after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision on Janus v. AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), in which it was ruled unconstitutional to take union fees out of the paychecks of nonunion public employees. As politicians have noted, the concept of a bargaining entity working on behalf of workers was born in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated that fact and signed legislation on April 12 that helps New York’s public-employee unions recruit and retain members and limits the free services provided. The lawsuit was originally brought in 2015 against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—the largest public union in the country—by then– newly-elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, but a judge concluded that Rauner could not participate in the case. The case was brought before the court again by Mark Janus, a child-support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. According to the website standwithworkers.org, which is funded by right-wing think tank Liberty Justice Center,

"The Janus decision is galvanizing our membership to organize and fight even harder to defend the rights of working people." Janus, 65, did not want to be part of a union and was upset that fees were being deducted from his paycheck. The court ruled in Janus’ favor at the end of June on the grounds that applying public-sector union fees to nonmembers violates the First Amendment. Janus claimed that he is not against unions. Unions have seen this action coming for years and have mobilized to react. Andrea Vásquez, the first vice president of the Professional Staff Congress—the union that represents more than 30,000 faculty and staff in the CUNY system—noted that “even the threat mobilized us.” Vásquez said that after the case concluded, the union began reaching out to members for a recommitment. She said that they had thousands of one-on-one conversations to discuss contracts and membership. “We went from 85 to 96 percent of full-time membership,” she said. “The Janus case was meant to defund unions and make us less influential.” Vásquez added that the intention has backfired. “Our level of activity has grown tremendously with an increase in numbers,” she said. “Members are choosing to stand with their unions. We found people we never had before.”

Vásquez said that the union had no idea what to expect following the decision, but in the week after the court’s ruling, more than 500 people either re-committed or joined the union. In the following two months, only 10 people have wavered in their decision to remain part of the union. Vásquez added that as classes are starting on campuses and faculty orientations are being held for new hires, union representatives are on campuses to talk with teachers and staff. She said that there are 30 new union members at Queens College so far. Her sentiments were echoed by United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, whose union represents New York City’s public school teachers. “Our opponents for years have been trying to silence labor’s voice,” he said. “They may think that the Janus ruling is a victory for them, but we are finding that the Janus decision is galvanizing our membership to organize and fight even harder to defend the rights of working people.” Queens College Professor Joshua Freeman, a political scientist who is an expert on labor unions, agrees. “To some extent, that happened following it,” he said. “People knew this was coming for a long time.” He said that he saw unions reaching out to members for months to strengthen the bonds among members. “In the short term, it has led to increased membership,” he said. “It is difficult to see what lies ahead.” He noted that on the opposing side, there were some efforts from conservatives to persuade members to leave unions. “It’s too early to tell if that’s going to have a big impact,” he said. “There will be some dropouts, but it will vary from union to union.” Unions representing public teachers believe that this is an attack by conservatives to privatize public schools. “There’s a lot of truth to weakening public schools and turning them private,” Freeman said. “They see public employees as part of a robust government.” Freeman said that by weakening unions, conservatives believe that they could attain the goal of smaller government. “[Unions] are big political donors,” he added. Freeman said that in many parts of the country, unions representing teachers are the most visible public-employee unions. As part of Cuomo’s response to the decision, the governor signed legislation that allows union representatives to meet all public employees on paid time. Freeman recalled that when he was hired by Queens College in the late 1990s, there was a union representative at his faculty orientation. He added that although the court’s decision could prove to be “a real challenge,” unions had big wins before the dues started coming out of paychecks in the 1970s. “In the past, they have been able to function without it,” Freeman said, referring to charging nonmembers fees.


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Tony Vaccaro: A Life Of War, Beauty And Celebrity By JON CRONIN

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orld War II and celebrity photographer Tony Vaccaro has captured images of death, despair and ecstatic beauty across the globe in a career that has spanned 70 years. In his Long Island City studio, Vaccaro, now 95, is preparing for a European tour. His first stops are in London and Berlin— both spots that he has visited often in his long career. In his 20s, he was a private infantryman in the Army and spent 14 days waiting offshore before the Omaha Beach invasion in France on June 6, 1944. During his years at war, he took more than 8,000 photographs. In the 2016 HBO documentary Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro, he said that there was a moment when he decided that he could not kill another person. He threw down his rifle and walked away, but then realized that he wouldn’t be able to reflect on his life and think of himself as a coward. He went back and picked up the rifle. Later, his commanders warned him never to take pictures while the unit was being fired upon. He recalled in the documentary, “War first; art second.” Four years ago, at age 91, Vaccaro told his children that he would like them to preserve his collection of more than one million pub-

lished and unpublished photos, which were stored in his small Long Island City studio apartment. “He was always protective of it,” Maria Vaccaro, his daughter-in-law, said. “He didn’t want anybody to touch his work.” Today, he sits at a large wooden desk in the corner of his work studio, with no laptop or electronic devices—just stacks of previously published works and prints of unpublished works that Maria and photo technician Manolo Solas labor over every day. To his left are the generations of cameras he used during his seven-decade career, including one from the late 1800s that was left to him by his father. Both of Vaccaro’s parents died when he was 4 years old. He believes that during the war, they were watching over him. Vaccaro was born in Italy, but his parents relocated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania when he was a child. After they died, he was sent back to Italy to live with an uncle. “He kept Tony black and blue for 14 years,” Maria said. His uncle was an avid hunter and Tony was in awe of his marksmanship. Vaccaro said that when they went on hunting trips together, it was his job to frighten birds out of their nesting places. His uncle was able to

Tony Vaccaro said that this photo holds a significant amount of meaning for him because it helped him to break through as a photographer into magazine work.

shoulder the rifle, aim and shoot down the bird with remarkable speed. Vaccaro admitted that due to his uncle’s frequent threats, he was frightened each time his uncle fired the gun. At the same time, he acknowledged that the marksman tutelage by his uncle helped him become a fast and accurate photographer. After the war, Vaccaro showed his work to Fleur Cowles, a popular writer and artist who was the publisher of Flair magazine. She was interested in one particular war photo: a black-and-white image of a dead Belgian soldier face down in a field with only a third of his body showing through the snow. He recalled her pointing to the photo and asking, “How can we do this in fashion?” She asked him if he had experience in shooting fashion, and he told her that he did. Vaccaro said he lied, but it was a lie that launched a decades-long career of photographing and rubbing elbows and creating lasting friendships with some of the mostfamed celebrities on the planet. In the 1960s, Vaccaro photographed Italian international movie star Sophia Loren. The two became such good friends that she often stayed with him at his Upper West Side apartment. “She liked my cooking,” Vaccaro said with a shrug. “We were friends forever. Strictly friends. I never mix business with pleasure.” During one incident, Loren showed up an hour early to a morning photoshoot with Vaccaro. He had just gotten out of the shower and was only wearing a towel when he became aware of her presence. “Sempre pronto [always ready],” she said to him. Vaccaro also photographed actress Shirley MacLaine. His provocative photo showed MacLaine sitting on a swing and wearing a see-through white blouse. When asked what happened to MacLaine’s bra, Maria Vaccaro noted that Vaccaro said he had thought the bra was hideous and had asked her to take it off. In the early 1960s, Vaccaro had the chance to photograph famed artist and cubist painter Pablo Picasso. At the shoot, Picasso was playful and began posing for Vaccaro like a model. “I think he liked me,” Vaccaro said. But he didn’t want to shoot Picasso in that manner, so Vaccaro stopped taking photos. He held the camera up to his ear and shook it. “I think it’s broken,” Vaccaro told the painter. Picasso made a face that indicated he thought that Vaccaro was inexperienced. Discouraged, Picasso crossed his arms and turned his head to the left. Vaccaro quickly

put the camera to his eye and snapped the shot. The photo is still hanging in his studio. Vaccaro said that painter Georgia O’Keeffe was cold to him for days while he was photographing her on an assignment in New Mexico. But she began to warm up after she overheard that he had taken photos of famed Spanish bullfighter Manolete before his death in 1947. In the late 1960s, Vaccaro had the opportunity to photograph the famous silent-film actor and director Charlie Chaplin, who was living in Sweden. The two became close during Vaccaro’s extended stay in Europe. In 1963, Vaccaro met the love of his life, Anya. It was the only time he ever mixed business with pleasure. He recalled that he was photographing three models that day and when the third came through the door, he looked up and thought, “This is my wife.” “She gave me two boys,” he said. While traveling for work and occasionally relocating to chase the stories, Vaccaro took Anya and his children everywhere. She died

of lung cancer in 2013 at age 71. Today, sitting at his desk, Vaccaro keeps the Leica camera he carried with him during World War II close at hand. As he pores over his seven decades of work, his daughter-inlaw at his side, he can’t help but remember the stories that accompanied the images. Vaccaro retired in 1982, but he still takes photographs on film. “We will never switch to digital,” Maria said. The team has yet to uncover a plethora of photographs that Vaccaro took on a 46-day walk along the Nile River as a young man. He remembers traveling at night to avoid the heat of day. At the end of his journey, he took photos of Egyptian Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser and his family. One night, Vaccaro found himself looking out over a body of water in which Roman columns were visible. He felt proud that he was in a place where Romans had been 2,000 years before. He knew then that he had made the right choice about what was to be his life’s work.

Vaccaro’s photo of Sophia Loren sits above a table of cameras that he has used over the years.


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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

SUNDAY 9/2

Community Day

SATURDAY 9/1

This event at the Noguchi Museum will feature free admission all day and special programs, including a drop-in art workshop for families with children, a public tour and Center of Attention, when visitors participate in an extended conversation on a single work of art: Isamu Noguchi’s Brilliance (1982). 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City. ------------------------------------------------

Circus Amok

“The Little Mermaid”

In this Disney animated classic, a mermaid

This funny, political, one-ring circus features jugglers, stilt dancers, acrobats, puppets and paper mache lions. Free. 3 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

FRIDAY 8/31

Workers Of The World: Immigrant Labor On Screen

This series, which runs through Sept. 2 at the Museum of the Moving Image, showcases great and cinematically adventurous films about labor and immigration. The schedule includes John Sayles’ Matewan at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31, Mining Bisbee ’17 at 3 p.m. on Sept. 1, La Commune (Paris 1871) at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, Salt of the Earth at 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 and Behemoth at 4 p.m. on Sept. 2. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District. ------------------------------------------------

“Prototype”

A major storm hits Texas in 1900, and a mysterious device projects unknown images. Blake Williams’ experimental 3D science fiction film, which screens at the Museum of the Moving Image through Sept. 9, is a haunting, mind-bending mix of technology, cinema and the future. The schedule includes Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sept. 1 at 1 p.m., Sept. 2 at 1 p.m., Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., Sept. 6 at 4 p.m., Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District. ------------------------------------------------

Movie Magic Youth Tech Workshop

decorate it and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family probably listened to in their home. Free. 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica. ------------------------------------------------

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This league welcomes girls and boys, ages 5 to 17, to take part in instructional drills, strategies and live game play. All equipment will be provided. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Kissena Playground in Kissena Park, near 164th and Oak streets. ------------------------------------------------

Participants at this event will be able to make their own movie using Adobe Premiere. A membership at the Al Oerter Recreation Center is required to participate. Free 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

SATURDAY 9/1

Bee Weekend

This event at the Queens Botanical Garden is two days dedicated to bees and other pollinators. Activities include storytime and crafts for youngsters, a garden tour, an activity table and a workshop. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. ------------------------------------------------

(C) Art Festival

The Southeast Queens Artist Alliance hosts a day of creation and educational activities with professional artists and local residents. Activities will include sculpture, paper-making, painting, drawing, poetry, philosophy and open mic. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153th Street, Jamaica. ------------------------------------------------

My Childhood In Bayside (Vs. What’s There Now)

The official Queens historian, Jack Eichenbaum, leads a guided tour through Bayside, where he lived from 1943 to 1958. He discusses the history and recent changes and explores several New York City landmarks. $20. 10:50 a.m. Meet in front of the post office on 42nd Avenue, just west of Bell Boulevard. Must register via jaconet@aol.com. ------------------------------------------------

Hands On History: 18th Century Music The Museum of the Moving Image will screen the film “Prototype” this weekend.

princess makes a bargain with a sea witch in order to meet a human prince on land. Attendees should arrive before 8 p.m. to get a spot. Bring a blanket or a chair. 8 p.m. Yellowstone Park, Forest Hills.

Enjoy live 18th century music by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle). Make a shaker instrument,

Flag Football Clinic

Weaving Through Dreams With Karina Robledo The waterfront at Socrates Sculpture Park will be an ideal setting for a dreamy weaving and journaling session. Participants are invited to explore their creativity through crafting personalized dreamcatchers as well as special booklets to capture thoughts and reflections. Free. Noon to 3 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

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Recycled Robots

Transform recycled materials into toy robots during this hands-on, sensoryrich science workshop at the New York Hall of Science that is specially designed for young children with autism spectrum disorder. 10:30 a.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. ------------------------------------------------

Warm Up

Dance to the best live and electronic music. The lineup includes Discwoman, Yaeji, Gang Gang Dance, Lizzo, AceMo and Logan Takahashi. $18. Noon to 9 p.m. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. ------------------------------------------------

Omar’s Summer Send-Off This party, hosted by Omar Olusion, will act as a send-off to the final days of summer. The event will include live DJ music, dance contests, games and magic shows. The party is aimed at guests of all ages. Free. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Forest Park Carousel in Forest Park, Woodhaven.

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF SAMI II TRUST 2005-AR8, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR8, V. ANDREW WINT; ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 26, 2015, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF SAMI II TRUST 2005-AR8, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR8, is the Plaintiff and ANDREW WINT; ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the QUEENS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 88-11 SUTPHIN BLVD., COURTROOM #25, JAMAICA, NY 11435, on September 28, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 15328 118TH AVE, JAMAICA, NY 11434: Block 12208, Lot 35: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND I M P R O V E M E N T S THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH AND COUNTY OF QUEENS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK ......... Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 12579/2010. Michael F. Mongelli II, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT SECURITY BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT in a security agreement executed on July 26, 2005 by KEVIN CHENG, Debtor, and in accordance with its rights as holder of the security, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, by Kim Carrino, Auctioneer, DCA # 1004275 will conduct a public sale of the security consisting of 377 shares of common stock in LINDEN TOWERS COOPERATIVE #6, INC., and all rights title and interest in and to a Proprietary Lease between said corporation and debtor for Unit 5E in a building known as and by the street address, 3190 140TH STREET, APARTMENT 5E, FLUSHING, NY 11354 together with fixtures and articles of personal property now or hereafter affixed to or used in connection with Unit 5E on September 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM on the front steps of the Queens County Supreme Court Building, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY, in satisfaction of an indebtedness in the principal amount of $25,398.27 plus interest from September 1, 2016 and costs, subject to open maintenance charges. The secured party reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) deposit by bank or certified funds required at Auction, payable to the attorneys for the secured party. Closing within 30 days. Such sale shall be subject to the terms of sale. GROSS POLOWY, LLC 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 (716)204-1700 ATTORNEYS FOR SECURED CREDITOR 56346 PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT SECURITY BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT in a security agreement executed on July 25, 2006 by MICHAEL BERIO, Debtor, and in accordance with its rights as holder of the security, SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC, by Kim Carrino, Auctioneer, DCA # 1004275 will conduct a public sale of the security consisting of 307 shares of common stock in BEL-AIR EQUITIES, INC., and all rights title and interest in and to a Proprietary Lease between said corporation and debtor for Apartment UNIT 2B in a building known as and by the street address, 147-14 84TH ROAD, UNIT 2B, BRIARWOOD, NY

11435together with fixtures and articles of personal property now or hereafter affixed to or used in connection with UNIT 2B on September 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM on the front steps of the Queens County Supreme Court Building, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY, in satisfaction of an indebtedness in the principal amount of $103,751.15 plus interest from October 1, 2011 and costs, subject to open maintenance charges. The secured party reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) deposit by bank or certified funds required at Auction, payable to the attorneys for the secured party. Closing within 30 days. Such sale shall be subject to the terms of sale. GROSS POLOWY, LLC 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 (716)204-1700 ATTORNEYS FOR SECURED CREDITOR 56337 INDEX NO. 701836/2018 Plaintiff designates QUEENS as the place of trial situs of the real property S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 104-45 209TH STREET QUEENS VILLAGE, NY 11429 District: Section: Block: 10916 Lot: 21 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS ________________________ NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, -againstAUDREY JONES, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF EDITH JONES; JACKIE JONES, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF EDITH JONES; KENNETH JONES, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF EDITH JONES; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF EDITH JONES, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, JOHN DOE #1 (REFUSED NAME) “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious 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. 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 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 $435,478.50 and interest, recorded on December 2, 2004, at Instrument number CRFN 2004000744122, of the Public Records of QUEENS County, New York, covering premises known as 104-45 209TH STREET QUEENS VILLAGE, NY 11429. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. QUEENS 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 filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to 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: June 20, 2018 Westbury, New York RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: HANS H. AUGUSTIN, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS ________________________ ______________________ INDEX NO. 708890/2016 CIT BANK, N.A., Plaintiff,........ Plaintiff designates QUEENS as the place of trial situs of the real property -against- .......... LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY, AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; VERLIE RUFFIN, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; JACOB A. SAMPSON, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; PATRICIA A. SAMPSON, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; HERSHEL SAMPSON, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; RONALD WILLIAMS, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; CALVIN WILLIAMS, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; GEOFFREY WILLIAMS, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; KATHERINE BAXTER A/K/A CATHERINE BAXTER, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL, if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK BELL; any and all persons unknown to

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The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018 plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; ROLAND WALTERS; GERALD BROWN; TASHIMA BROWN; SABRINA RICHARDS; MALIK BAILEY, Defendants. ________________________ ______________________ S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 18305 DUNLOP AVENUE JAMAICA, NY 11412 To the above Defendants

named

............. 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 $457,500.00 and interest, recorded on September 12, 2006, at Instrument number 2006000514301, of the Public Records of QUEENS County, New York, covering premises known as 18305 DUNLOP AVENUE JAMAICA, NY 11412. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. QUEENS 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 filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to 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: June 15, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff B Y : ________________________ __ GLENN CAULFIELD, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Index No. 712175/2017 Date of Filing: 8/23/2018 Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon County in which premises are situated. S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS Tax Lien Foreclosure Block: 3968; Lot: 13 a/k/a 7-12 125 Street NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON as Collateral Agent and Custodian, Plaintiffs, -againstJOHN F. MUNZ, MARGUERITE KOHLHEPP, CYNTHIA REILLY, NANCY MOEBES GILMORE AS EXECUTOR AND SPECIFIC DEVISEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOAN MOEBES, MARK MOEBES AS SPECIFIC DEVISEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOAN MOEBES, JOYCE HOREN, EDWARD MOEBES, NANCY MOEBES GILMORE, MARK MOEBES, RICHARD MOEBES, RICHARD FRENZ, DONNA LETTANG AS EXECUTOR AND SPECIFIC DEVISEE OF THE ESTATE OF KENNETH LETTANG, ROSE MARIE ROMANO, ROCCO ROMANO, CATHERINE YONKERS, DORIS BAKER, as heirs and distributees of the Estate of Jacob John Munz, POSSIBLE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF JACOB JOHN MUNZ, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said Estate, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to the Plaintiffs, E. GEISSMAN 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, STEPHEN SHEARD, MARYANN SHEARD, CITY OF NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “John Doe No. 1” through “John Doe No. 100” inclusive, the names of the last 100 defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the tax lien premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or a lien upon the subject property, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint h e r e i n , Defendants. 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 $9,795.03 with interest as described in a certain Tax Lien Certificate dated November 16, 2011 and recorded in the Office of the City Register for the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, on November 23, 2011 in City Register File Number (“CRFN”) 2011000408634, which was assigned by Tax Lien Certificate Assignment dated November 29, 2013 and recorded in the Office of the City Register for the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, on December 27, 2013 in CRFN 2013000530290 upon premises described as follows: ADDRESS: 7-12 125 Street BLOCK: .......................3968 LOT: ..................................13 COUNTY:..............Queens The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Tax Lien described above. Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county where the Property being foreclosed upon is located. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the Plaintiff who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and complaint and protect your property. Sending a payment to the Plaintiff will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated:New York, New York August 17, 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 June 28, 2018 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 702230/2017 S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS AND AMENDED NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the liened premises are situated. NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST successor in interest to the NYCTL 2010-A TRUST and The Bank of New York Mellon as Collateral Agent and Custodian, Plaintiffs, against Eleanor Grant-Mack; William Fussell, Individually and as Heir to the Estate of Marjorie Grant; Robert Fussell, Sr., Individually and as Heir to the Estate of Marjorie Grant; Darryl Warner, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie Grant-Warner; Marcus Warner, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie Grant-Warner; Justine Safford, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie Grant-Warner; ConradWarner, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie Grant-Warner; Ernest Warner, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie Grant-Warner; Thieba “Doe”, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie GrantWarner, 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 verified complaint herein; Terri “Doe”, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Elsie GrantWarner, 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 verified complaint herein; Craig Grant, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Amos Grant, Jr.; Amos Grant, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Amos Grant, Jr., 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 verified complaint herein; Theresa “Doe”, Individually and Heir to the Estate of Amos Grant, Jr., 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 verified complaint herein; Unknown Heirs and Distributees of the Estate of Estella Grant a/k/a Estelle Grant, 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 verified complaint herein; New York City Environmental Control Board; New York City Parking Violations Bureau; New York City Transit Adjudication Bureau; New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; United States of America (Eastern District); Boodlal Surujballie; The People of the State of New York; and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #100”, et al., Defendants. 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 attorneys for the Plaintiffs within (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after the completion of service where is made in any other manner than personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. 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 captioned action is to foreclose on a Tax Lien pursuant to: a Certificate recorded in the Office of the Register of the City of New York on August 12, 2010, in CRFN#2010000272817, and further assigned by assignment recorded July 23, 2012 in CRFN#2012000290436 covering premises known as 117-29 135th Street, Jamaica, NY 11420. (Block: 11699, Lot: 52). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing

the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the tax lien described above. To the above named defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Robert J. McDonald, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on 7/30/2018. This is an action to foreclose on a Tax Lien. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, City and State of New York; Block 11699 and Lot 52, said premises known as 117-29 135th Street, Jamaica, NY 11420. THE DELLO-IACONO LAW GROUP, P.C. f/k/a Law Office of John D. DelloIacono, Attorney for Plaintiffs, 105 Maxess Road, Suite 205, Melville, NY 11747, 631-861-3001. Our File # 11-008002 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS ________________________ ______________________ INDEX NO. 7498/2013 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, ..... Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates QUEENS as the place of trial situs of the real property vs SHELLEY ENNETT AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF VIVIAN O. WATSON A/K/A VIVIAN WATSON; NANCY WATSON-KING AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF VIVIAN O. WATSON A/K/A VIVIAN WATSON; CAROL ANN WATSON AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF VIVIAN O. WATSON A/K/A VIVIAN WATSON; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN. D E V E L O P M E N T , COLUMBIA CREDIT SERVICES, INC. MBNA AMERICA BANK, NA, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, ARCADE CAPITAL CORPORATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF POP UP DEVELOPMENT, LLC, ASSIGNEE OF UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS, AS ASSIGNEE OF UNIFUND PORTFOLIO A, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA), N.A., CITY OF NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, CITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU PAYMENT AND ADJUDICATION CENTER OF QUEENS, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, HIGHLAND CARE CENTER, NEW YORK STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCETAX COMPLIANCE DIVISION-C.0.-ATC, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE-UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and “JOHN DOE 1 to JOHN DOE 25”, said names being fictitious, the persons or parties intended being the persons, parties, corporations or entities, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the mortgaged premises described in the complaint,

Defendants. ________________________ ______________________ S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 119 43 200TH STREET SAINT ALBANS, NY 11412 Block: 12656 Lot: 35 To the Defendants

above-named

............. 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 $645,000.00 and interest, recorded on April 17, 2009 in CRFN 2009000113930, of the Public Records of QUEENS County, New York, covering premises known as 119-43 200TH STREET, SAINT ALBANS, NY 11412. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. QUEENS 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 filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to 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: July 25, 2018 Westbury, New York RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: HEDVA HAVIV, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 6/19/18, bearing Index N u m b e r NC-000508-18/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) ASHLEY (Last) CHAINARINE. My present name is (First) ASHMATIE (Last) CHAINARINE. The city and state of my present address are Richmond Hill, NY. My place of birth is GUYANA. The month and year of my birth are July 1996.


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Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action Supreme Court Of The State Of New York County Of Queens Action to Foreclose a Mortgage Index #: 705674/2018 U.S. Bank National Association, Not In Its Individual Capacity But Solely As Trustee For The RMAC Trust, 2016-CTT Plaintiff, vs The Vincent E. Moore Trust, New York City Parking Violations Bureau, New York City Environmental Control Board, People Of The State Of New York, John Doe (Those unknown tenants, occupants, persons or corporations or their heirs, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors claiming an interest in the mortgaged premises.) Defendant(s). Mortgaged Premises: 706 Leggett Place Whitestone, NY 11357 BL #: 4522 - 32 To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. TO The Vincent E. Moore Trust, Defendant In this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. Carmen R. Velasquez of the Supreme Court Of The State Of New York, dated the First day of August, 2018 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, dated June 25, 2009, executed by Vincent E. Moore (who died on April 1, 2015, a resident of the county of Queens, State of New York) to secure the sum of $900,000.00. The Mortgage was recorded at CRFN 2009000217342 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County on July 15, 2009. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed January 16, 2013 and recorded on February 21, 2013, in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County at CRFN 2013000073679. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed February 25, 2013 and recorded on December 16, 2013, in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County at CRFN 2013000515688. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed July 14, 2017 and recorded on August 10, 2017, in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Queens County at CRFN 2017000297263; The property in question is described as follows: 706 LEGGETT PLACE, WHITESTONE, NY 11357 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending

for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: August 1, 2018 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law firm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 56519 At a Matrimonial Part of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens, at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Queens Boulevard, Jamaica, New York the 8 day of August, 2018. PRESENT: HON. JODI ORLOW, Justice Index No. 9463/14 -----------------------------------X CHRISTOPHER PRASHAD Plaintiff, -againstKERRY PRASHAD Defendant. -----------------------------------X ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Upon reading and filing the annexed affidavit of Christopher Prashad, the Plaintiff herein, dated July 5, 2018 and upon all the pleading and papers annexed thereto, ..LET the Defendant, Kerry Prashad or her attorney SHOW CAUSE BEFORE THIS COURT at the Courthouse thereof, located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on the _25 day of October 2018, at 9:00 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, or soon thereafter as counsel can be heard why an order should not be made and entered: (a) Entering an order authorizing the service by publication on the Defendant KERRY PRASHAD, of this Order to Show Cause which requests sole custody of our daughter, Raven, and dispensing with mailing of the same pursuant to C.P.L.R. Sec. 316; (b) Modifying that portion of the Judgment of Divorce dated December 18, 2015 which granted the parties joint legal custody of the child of the marriage: RAVEN PRASHAD; (c) Modifying the Stipulation of Settlement dated March 10, 2015, which was incorporated but not merged into the Judgment of Divorce and awarding sole legal custody of the child, RAVEN PRASHAD, to the Plaintiff; (d) Awarding sole legal custody of the child, RAVEN PRASHAD, to the Plaintiff, CHRISTOPHER PRASHAD; (e) Granting such other and further relief as this Court seems just and proper. ...........SUFFICIENT CAUSE THEREFOR APPEARING, let service by publication of a copy of this Order to Show Cause, as set forth in a separate Order of Publication, to be served upon the Defendant, Kerry Prashad, on or before the ___23 day September, 2018, be deemed good and sufficient service. Dated: Jamaica, New York August 8, 2018 ENTER: ________________________ HON. JODI ORLOW Justice of the Supreme Court

Notice of formation of 117-45 FARMERS LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/05/2018. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 117-45 FARMERS LLC 117-45 FARMERS BLVD JAMAICA, NY 11412. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose.

The Queens Tribune, Thursday, August 30, 2018 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS ________________________ ______________________ INDEX NO. 703301/2015 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, ................................................ Plaintiff,Plaintiff designates QUEENS as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. ........................................... CHAO YING LI, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE TO THE ESTATE OF XIU QIN LI A/K/A XIU LI; HAI YING LI, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE TO THE ESTATE OF XIU QIN LI A/K/A XIU LI, if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; RUI LI, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE TO THE ESTATE OF XIU QIN LI A/K/A XIU LI, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; THE JACKSON-78 C O N D O M I N I U M ; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious 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. ________________________ ______________________ SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 35-50 78TH STREET, UNIT 3J JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372

Block: 1277 Lot: 1027 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 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 $140,000.00 and interest, recorded on November 8, 2001, at Liber 6075 Page 1995, of the Public Records of QUEENS County, New York, covering premises known as 35-50 78TH STREET, UNIT 3J JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. QUEENS 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 filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to 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: November 29, 2016 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: JADWIGA SZAJNER, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 INDEX NO. 713668/2016 Plaintiff designates QUEENS as the place of trial situs of the real property S U P P L E M E N T A L SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 221-26 113 AVENUE QUEENS VILLAGE, NY 11429 District: Section: Block: 11220 Lot: 122 & 124 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS ________________________ REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE HERIVAUX, JR., AS ADMINISTRATOR AND AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE

OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE HERIVAUX; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE HERIVAUX; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ‘’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being fictitious 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. ________________________ 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 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 $420,000.00 and interest, recorded on March 22, 2013, at Instrument number 2013000119344, of the Public Records of QUEENS County, New York, covering premises known as 221-26 113 AVENUE QUEENS VILLAGE, NY 11429. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. QUEENS 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 filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case

is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to 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: March 6, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: DANIEL GREENBAUM, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 2559 48TH LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/15/2018. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paolo Bordone, 148 29 Cross Island Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION of WE LEND, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/2018. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: THE LLC 8810 136TH STREET SUITE.1, RICHMOND HILL, NY 11418. Purpose: any lawful purpose. ...... Notice of formation of TAYLOR PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/29/2018 Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC 7014 13TH AVENUE SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. 43-19 56th STREET, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/09/18. Office: Queens 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, 41-43 57th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of 85TH ST JJS LLC Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/2018. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the JUN QIU 122-02 POWELLS COVE BLVD. APT C COLLEGE POINT, NY 11356. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ZL REALTY GROUP LLC Arts of Org filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/17/2018. Office location: QUEENS County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 14228 37TH AVE, APT 2C, FLUSHING, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful act. Affluence Realty Group LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/1/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 4205 Judge St., Elmhurst, NY 11373. General Purpose ASHBY 888, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/25/2018. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 171-27 Ashby Avenue, Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS File #: 179429 Docket #: V-10056-18 SUMMONS (Publication) In the Matter of a Custody/Visitation Proceeding Milagros Caceres, Petitioner, - against Luis Flores, Respondent. IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: To: Luis Flores 127 Post Avenue, Apt. 1A New York, NY 10034 A petition under Article 6 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court requesting the following relief: Custody; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court on Date/Time: November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM Purpose: Trial Part: 45 Floor/Room: Floor 4/Room 451 Presiding: Lauren Norton Lerner, Referee Location: Queens County 151-20 Jamaica Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432 to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 6 of the Family Court Act. On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Dated: August 9, 2018 Robert Ratanski, Clerk of Court TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of Lauren Norton Lerner, Referee of the Family Court, Queens County, dated and filed with the petition and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of the Family Court, Queens County.

HUB DESIGN NY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/03/2018. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 9609 149th Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11417. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of MERCURY & VENUS MULTI SERVICES, LLC Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/25/2018. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the THE LLC 34-38 34TH STREET, APT. 3R ASTORIA, NY 11106. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. Reenbow Media L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/18/08. Office: Queens 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 Dahiya & Associates, 325 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, NY 10007, USA. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Formation of PAPER RIVER, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/20/18. Office loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Susan Z. Rogers, 10848 70th Rd., Apt. 10-E, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Jam Jam LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/16/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 24-57 47th St., Astoria, NY 11103. General Purpose.

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31-31 Astoria Realty LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 07/02/18. Off. Loc.: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 645 Water St, #17D, New York, NY 10002. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. Notice of formation of IOVES USA LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/10/2018. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: MATTIA COSTAN 3537 36TH STREET ASTORIA, NY 11106. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. Top King Realty LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 05/09/18. Off. Loc.: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 64-86 Wetherole St, #1A, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. 5712 Granger St LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/11/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Mike Guanghang Liu, 4271 79th St., Elmhurst, NY 11373. General Purpose. F & M Taxi LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/30/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 63-29 Ellwell Crescent, Rego Park, NY 11374. General Purpose. 43-43 KISSENA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/19/18. Office: Queens 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 Community Realty Corp., 42-08 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 18-41 21st Road Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/11/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Law Offices Of Michael P. Giampilis, P.C., 94 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY 11501. General Purpose. Notice of formation of Doroni Holdings, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/19/2018. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: OR RAUCHER 94-11 65TH ROAD, SUITE 3C REGO PARK, NY 11374. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. Notice of Formation of Best Sushi Island LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/4/2018. Office location:Queens County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 87-18 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice is hereby given a license, number (PENDING) for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 164-02 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414 for on premises consumption. LENNY’S OF HOWARD BEACH CORP. D/B/A DIVINO’S

Notice of formation of 505 ROGERS LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 45-42 Oceania St., 1st Fl., Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1311681 for a “Restaurant Wine License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Beer / Wine at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Mr Whuang BBQ Inc., located at 133-18 39th Avenue, 1st Floor, Flushing, New York 11354 for on premises consumption: Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on June 23, 2018, bearing Index Number NC-000302-18/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) CARMELO (Middle) MATOS (Last) SANTANDER MARSOOBIAN. My present name is (First) CARMELO (Middle) MICHAEL (Last) MODERNO MARSOOBIAN (infant). My present address is 8007 249th Street, Bellerose, NY 11426-1809. My place of birth is NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY. My date of birth is September 13, 2016. CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, QUEENS COUNTY SUBJECT: ESTATE OF LANE REED BLOCKFILE NUMBER 2017-5388 TO all unknown persons whose names are unknown, and places or residence are unknown and their relation to the deceased, LANE REED BLOCK, is unknown. If any of the said unknown persons are distributees of the deceased and they are alive, or if they are dead, you are all served by publication of this CITATION. NOTICE TO UNKNOWN DISTRIBUTEES: A Petition in Probate in the ESTATE OF LANE REED BLOCK was filed under file number 2017-5388 with the Surrogate’s Court of Queens County New York by HILLIARD SCHLESINGER, who is domiciled at 79-16 209th Street, Hollis Hills, New York 11364, United States of America. ALL SUCH UNKNOWN DISTRIBUTEES OF LANE REED BLOCK, DECEASED, ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court of Queens County New York located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why Letters Testamentary should not be granted and issued to HILLIARD SCHLESINGER. Further relief sought: Granting to the Petitioner, Hilliard Schlesinger, such other, further, and different relief as the Court deems just and proper in the premises. Dated, Attested, and Sealed, July 30, 2018 Honorable Peter J. Kelly, Surrogate James Lim Becker, Chief Clerk Submitted by: Alan Brian Jones, Esquire Attorney for Hilliard Schlesinger 275 South Broadway While Plains, New York 10601 Telephone number: (914)-770-7759 NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by Law. If you fail to appear, it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested in this CITATION. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you, or your attorney, may request a copy of Hilliard Schlesinger’s Petition in Probate from petitioner’s attorney.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF QUEENS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Matthews Simmons a/k/a

Matthew Simmons Matthews J. Simmons Matthew J. Simmons Mathews Simmons Mathews J. Simmons Mathew Simmons Mathew J. Simmons; R. Purvey a/k/a

a/k/a a/k/a a/k/a a/k/a a/k/a a/k/a Grace Grace

Purvey; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated April 13, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County Supreme Courthouse, Courtroom

#25, 88-11 Sutphin on September 21, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 146-50 230th Street a/k/a 14650 230th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with

the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of NY, Block: 13463 Lot: 72. Approximate amount of judgment $939,348.21 plus

interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 5742/2013. William T. Driscoll, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: July 30, 2018 For sale information, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832


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REAL ESTATE REALTOR

MORTGAGES

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Legal 1 Family House, corner property. Completely remodelled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Working fireplace, Hardwood floors. Large rooms, main bathroom with Jacuzzi. A must see to appreciate

HOUSE FOR SALE

14-19 116th St, College Point, NY 11356 • $1,370,000 Huge Price Reduction!!! Owner Wants To Hear All Offers!!! New Construction, Diamond Condition Minutes From #7 Train To Manhattan. Quiet Block, Bring The Whole Family. Park, Shopping, Houses Of Worship In Walking Distance. 3 Zone Heat & Central-Air, Large Full Finished Basement With High Ceilings & Separate Entrance. High Performing School District 25, Short Drive To Airports, 4 Car Driveway Houses All Your Vehicles.

Call Ana Chan, lic. R.E. Associate Broker

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OPEN HOUSE

on Weekends 1-3pm 3 Floors - 4 BR, 2.5 Bths, 2 Balconies, Garage, Newly Renovated, Mint Condition. Ideal For Beach Lovers. Near All Shopping & Trans. Perfect Starter Home - Asking $579K

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HOME SERVICES

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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEAN’S LIST (NYIT) A number of Queens students were added to the New York Institute of Technology’s dean’s list for the spring semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade point average. Students who made the list include: East Elmhurst’s Aemun Ahmar, Sayor Khan and Simran Mahmud Forest Hills’ Albi Vata, Shota Leviashvili and Charmi Shah Whitestone’s Alyssa Stahl, Josephine Celano and Federico Ciccarelli Maspeth’s Angello Salgado, Tiarnan Mathers, Carlos Escobar and Arthur Oldakowski

Glendale’s Angjelos Marto and Daniel Cadena Talavera Queens Village’s Anthony Landaverde, Sultana Parvin, Ruth Steffen, Randy St. Fleur, Kieran Hamilton, Juliana Niyazov and Fariah Alam Rosedale’s Ashley Bonner and Kimberly Pierre-Louis Angrand Hollis’ Asif Ibrahim Flushing’s Brendan McKenna, Scott Bedri, Samuel Chen, Panagiota Tsourapis, Linda Chin, Gabriel Yakubov and Darwin Chen Jamaica’s Camille Fuentes, Swatee Sarkar, Pritu Saha, Rockell Dixon, Francis Rodriguez and Degnin Some Bayside’s Cesar Lobaton, Trevor Alexander Tesoriero, Melinda Chin, and Derek Wong Corona’s Derek Vanden-Bulcke St. Albans’ Eddy Voltaire Little Neck’s Edwin Lin Long Island City’s Farhan Kadri, Maheen Jillani and Nabil Saqib Elmhurst’s Farhat Chowdhury, Xuanrui Xu, Rawan Alaidaroos, Qinyu Zhang and Kaiwen Qiu Jackson Heights’ Gurinder Singh Bellerose’s Gurjit Singh Astoria’s Hajer Imam, Mohammed Rahman and Saw Nwe Woodside’s Harsimar Jassar and Sangey Lama Rego Park’s Joshua Kogut

GENERAL

CARS WANTED

WANTED TO BUY

Ozone Park’s Kathyann Latchman and Sarah Satnarine Glen Oaks’ Kimberly Picache Howard Beach’s Mario Ingargiola South Ozone Park’s Melina Seecharan Laurelton’s Nafessa Clarke Richmond Hill’s Raymond Vargas and Sumayra Sayeed Cambria Heights’ Rochelle Browne College Point’s Runjia Jiang Far Rockaway’s Uzoma Omegara Floral Park’s Vasanth Selvam Oakland Gardens’ Yuchen Li Queens’ Ryan Deonarine

QUEENS STUDENTS TO ATTEND SUNY OSWEGO SUNY Oswego announced that a number of Queens students will attend the school this fall, including: Arverne’s Kiyah Gibbs (undeclared) Cambria Heights’ Chyenne Tiller (electrical and computer engineering)

Corona’s Francis Aggrey (business communication), Diereby Fall (criminal justice) and Assy F. Sy (criminal justice) Elmhurst’s Suleyma Aguilar (political science), Stephanie Apolaya (psychology), David Caro (psychology), Eric Chen (accounting), Jeffrey Hernandez-Cruz (zoology) and Yuntian Zheng (computer science) Far Rockaway’s Diamond Black (business administration), Asher Facey (biochemistry), and Brallan Rabanales (undeclared) Flushing’s Fei Yang Gu (zoology) and Antonio Lepore (undeclared), Chelsea Maldonado (biology) and Angela Wu (zoology) Forest Hills’ Clement Leveau (political science) Glen Oaks’ Jake Rivera (undeclared) Glendale’s Patrick Guzman (psychology) Hollis’ Katie Andrade (psychology), Jasmyn Gerald (zoology) and Lashana Williamson (business administration) Howard Beach’s Joanna Kaczorek (human development) Jackson Heights’ Jeremi Chimbo (English), Joyce Diaz (zoology), Victor Garate (creative writing) and Jenny Quiridumbay (zoology) Jamaica’s Jaebez Beaton (political science), Brianna Cochran (accounting), Miguel Cruz (electrical and computer engineering), Sabrina Finley (cognitive

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science) and Raphael Williams (accounting) Laurelton’s Taelor Pittman (theater) Maspeth’s Anna Grala (biochemistry) Middle Village’s Sebastian Faur (undeclared), Johann Roque (biochemistry) and Judie Venezuela (biochemistry) Ozone Park’s Joshua Gopaul (adolescence education), Cheyenne Padilla (criminal justice) and Jayvana Perez (criminal justice) Queens Village’s Guiovana JeanPierre (biology) and Victoria Missial (psychology) Rego Park’s Anastasia Grimando West (theater), Richard Kanin (computer science) and Maria Mosquera (undeclared) Ridgewood’s Rashan Babb (psychology) and Anisha Kc (computer science) Rockaway Beach’s Genis Heredia (cinema and screen studies), Sarai Lopez (business administration) and Ericka Thomas (psychology); Rockaway Park’s Jessica Buckley (undeclared) Rosedale’s Kayla Guerre South Ozone Park’s Johanna Anorve (psychology) and Hannah Medina (biology) Whitestone’s Thomas Tuohy (undeclared) Woodhaven’s Kely Christmas (geology) Woodside’s Mike Bahnasy (undeclared) and Camila Calistru (zoology).

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Alternative To Banal Summer Reading Lists BY THOMAS MOODY

Strong Labor Unions, Strong Communities This year, organized labor was dealt one of the most significant blows it has faced in decades. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case jeopardized the long legacy of social activism and political influence that unions have wielded, and in doing so has forced many of these organizations to reflect on what their role is and should be. Through this reflection, labor unions are rediscovering their vital role as social safety networks for a working class that is increasingly being let down by government. In these chaotic times, workers are ever more stressed out about healthcare costs, diminishing purchasing power from their paychecks, and a very real looming threat from automation and technological advancement. Help is not coming from a dysfunctional federal government. And while New York State lawmakers continue to mostly advocate for organized labor’s interests, they cannot be depended on to solve all the problems facing workers

across Queens and beyond. And this is where the power of the labor union prove its worth. It picks up the slack for workers, keeping employers honest when government regulators are less present. It finds ways to help members dealing with health crises when government conspires with health insurers to reduce benefits. And when the government fails to respond to tragic natural disasters like Hurricane Maria, it is the labor unions that spring into action to help their fellow Americans as bureaucrats and elected officials twiddle their thumbs. Strong labor unions make for strong communities, and always have. Luckily, here in Queens we continue to have a strong workforce, supportive of labor unions, realizing all the good they bring to communities. As we head into Labor Day weekend, we at the Queens Tribune want to recognize this vital role labor plays in making the borough vibrant and safe, and say thank you.

Cuomo Tramples Constitution For The People This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo flagrantly abused the power of his office, circumventing the state legislature, thumbing his nose at the state constitution—and we applaud him for it. His executive order calling for speed cameras to be turned back on in school zones will make our streets safer and protect our kids, which are arguably the most fundamental things citizens rely on our government to do. When the legislative branch fails to act, the executive branch needs to step up and implement temporary fixes. In this instance, Cuomo acted appropriately, giving the legislature the summer to try to sort out a fix, and waiting until this week to make the move right before our children return to school. This is how a democratic republic government should operate. He has already received blowback for the move. Many people have recycled typical Machiavellian critiques of the two-term governor, or referenced his infamous quote, “I am the government.” Some have suggested that the move is outright illegal and that he is going to get sued

and lose—which is probably true. But we ask, who is going to stand up and file a lawsuit to try to make our streets less safe? We don’t know of any Fathers For Fast Driving organization infuriated by this decision. At the end of the day, as mishandled as the process has been, and as much of a power grab as this may be, Cuomo did the right thing. Our bet is that the vast majority of the people agree and will just let this go forward without challenge. Cynics may suggest that Cuomo is only doing this because he is in the middle of a campaign. Maybe he only championed this issue because it will get him votes. If that is the case, who cares? We should judge our elected officials on their actions, even if we are skeptical of their motives. In moving to make sure speed cameras are operable, Cuomo took appropriate and necessary action. While his re-election campaign has been lackluster and often tone-deaf, he struck the right note with this action. This reminds us that despite his many failings, he has been a steadfast leader who has delivered for the people—and continues to deliver for the people.

As we fast approach the end of summer, we can finally begin to wave goodbye to the ubiquitous summer reading lists. It seems an obligation of every magazine, journal and blog in the country, no matter their usual focus of coverage, to compile a list of 10 books we must read over the summer, or alert us to the best new paperbacks to pack with our sunscreen and f lip-f lops for vacation. Summer appears to be the only season deserving of such lists, which tells us a lot about our reading habits. Is it only on vacation that we are allowed to indulge ourselves in anything longer and more nuanced than a Twitter thread? Does our average routine, which includes two hours of social media activity a day (make that an astonishing nine hours for teenagers), not permit us to read more than snippets of daily news items and current affairs? On Labor Day, are books forced closed across America and put down during the cooler months, only to be picked up and opened again once Memorial Day rolls around? It is interesting to consider the implications of this trend on the sorts of books that are read, and perhaps more importantly, the sorts of books that get published. Vogue’s summer reading list this year included “13 Books to Thrill, Entertain and Sustain,” which are adjectives

that make great list copy, but not ones that can necessarily be applied to some of the most important and enduring works of world literature. Does the middle portion of Moby-Dick, for instance, which takes a tedious inventory of the anatomy of whales that is in its way crucial to the success of the book, either thrill, entertain or sustain us? One of the most impressive literary achievements of the past decade, Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout, was rejected 18 times by publishers. “I get hurt when I meet editors who tell me about books they really liked but couldn’t publish. I don’t know what that means,” Beatty said in an interview after The Sellout won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2016. Striking an appropriate balance between advancing a great book, and advancing a book that will sell great, is nothing new to publishers. And forces outside publishing have long altered the direction of reading and writing habits. When fiction began to be serialized in newspapers in the 1840s, it revolutionized how novels were written, and how the public began to view their role in society. In Walter Benjamin’s famous essays on Charles Baudelaire, he compares the work of the great French author Alexandre Dumas before and after he began to be serialized. Of course a technological innovation as radical and pervasive as the internet

LETTERS To The Editor:

The Changing Landscape of Briarwood Hello, I’m writing to express a concern about Briarwood, Queens — but perhaps other areas are also experiencing such changes. My family has lived in Briarwood, Queens for 70 years. I’m writing about what I deem is the “cementification” of our neighborhood. Much of the cementification has to do with homeowners moving in and within a short period, removing any greenery on their property: lawns, trees, vegetation of any kind and replacing with concrete or pavers. This has become amplified over recent years. Some use the concrete to create private off-street parking (even when there is enough street parking available). Over the last several years, old growth trees in Briarwood have been removed by new property owners or destroyed by storms. Ironically, the de-greening has not only taken away from the beautiful enclave that made Briarwood a special oasis, the barren landscape certainly doesn’t help draining when it rains and f loods develop when we have storms. But it’s not just private home owners/developers, another example: all the renovating that was done by the Van Wyck subway at Queens Blvd/Van Wyck Exp... they built this area (for seating?) - that is smack in the blazing sun, no shelter from the elements, not a tree to be seen. What’s the point? Who is going to sit there? In all my comings and going to the area, I’ve never once seen a single person using this space. It’s useless and unattractive. A complete missed opportunity to add a viable small public green space in such a traffic hub. How nice would it be to have a slice of green to temper the

Van Wyck / Queens Blvd merge?! What’s more, from a real estate perspective, the most coveted, highly valued areas are those in which there are old growth trees lining the streets and well maintained greenery by owners who take pride in their homes. Jamaica Estates, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills... etc. Briarwood is fast becoming a bland, grey, nondescript treeless neighborhood and it breaks my heart. It used to be so pretty. It used to feel like a “Briarwood.” Now its name is pretty much an oxymoron. I truly fear, before we know it, the natural beauty of Briarwood will disappear entirely all because of man-made property-owner choices – because people can’t be bothered to rake some leaves or tend gardens. It’s sad. I hope real estate brokers when they’re showing homes and buyers rethink removing the greenery that keeps our collective air fresh, provides tranquility, gives relief on a blazing summer day, offers a better quality of life for young and old alike, and considers native birds, bees, and other species who are all part of the ecosystem that keeps our small nook of the planet healthy. We all need to do our small share. Both public entities and private citizens need to contribute to preserve our neighborhood. Sincerely, Laura Grimm

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has changed and will continue to change reading and writing habits, but it seems a mistake to subject a pursuit as contemplative, meditative and rewarding as reading to the culture of cataloging, and at the same time designate it to a single season. So in protest of these summer reading lists, I would like to propose an Indian Summer reading list—or dare I say it, a fall reading list—of one, which does not involve any reading at all. It is Melissa Catanese’s book of found photographs Voyagers. It is a book filled with beautiful black-and-white portraits of people in the liminal space between reality and fiction that is reading. The anonymous photos include a young woman in a sundress lying outdoors in a field, propped up by her elbows in long summer grass, her eyes fixated on the book in her hands, a ray of sun hitting the page as if to highlight its importance. The image is juxtaposed with a man lying f lat in bed in what looks like some kind of institution. A hospital? A prison? In either case, the expression on his face is just as concentrated, just as tranquil, as the young woman’s. The photographs show the magic and power of reading, and ask where it is we are exactly when we are doing it. Are we inside the world of the author, or on our couches at home? Or are we someplace between the two, voyagers on a journey we can take every day of the year?


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