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Bracing for impact NUCLEAR PLANT CLOSING WILL HAVE CHILLING EFFECT ON ECONOMY, COUNTY AND BUSINESS LEADERS SAY BY RYAN DEFFENBAUGH rdeffenbaugh@westfairinc.com

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ews that Indian Point Energy Center will shut down both its nuclear reactors by 2021 came via a press release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at 9 a.m. on Jan. 9. The news was confirmed shortly after by Entergy Corp., the plant’s operator. Three days earlier, The New York Times citing an unnamed source reported that a deal to close the plant had been reached. While Cuomo, a Democrat in his second term, cheered the future shutdown of a plant he long deemed a threat to a densely populated region, responses from

political and business leaders in Westchester were much more grave. The closing of the 2,000-megawatt Buchanan nuclear power plant has local business groups – which had called for relicensing of the plant – preparing for a potential hole in the region’s power supply and economy the plant’s absence could create. “It’s a huge, huge blow,” said John Ravitz, executive vice president of The Business Council of Westchester. “And now the question really is to the governor, ‘OK you closed the plant, now what?’” In a press conference on Jan. 9, officials with Entergy said the plant would be kept secure and operational through 2021 and that its current 1,000 employees

would be kept until that time, then offered relocation to other Entergy facilities. The state has offered assistance as well for affected employees. Elected officials and business leaders in the county spent the days after the announcement calling for more information on how Indian Point’s closure will affect electric rates and reliability, the taxes to the town, school district and county, as well as on the environmental impact of shutting down a plant that has operated for more than four decades. “A lot has to be sorted out,” said Bill Mooney, president and CEO of the Westchester County Association business group. “It’s » IMPACT, page 6

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Astorino pledges to veto ban on gun shows BY BILL HELTZEL bheltzel@westfairinc.com

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estchester legislators on Jan. 9 voted to ban gun shows on county property, but County Executive Robert Astorino pledged to veto the measure. “The use of county-owned

facilities to host shows which promote weapons, as well as other symbols of violence and hatred, is not what we as a county should be doing,” said legislator Ken Jenkins of Yonkers, who first proposed the ban in 2010. “We don’t see anything wrong with gun shows,” Astorino spokesman Phil Oliva said a few hours before the vote.

He said gun shows allow residents to express their First Amendment right to assembly and 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. The ban passed by a 9-8 vote. The board of legislators also agreed to hold a public hearing on a Republican-sponsored law that would require gun show operators at any venue in the county to follow stringent safety procedures. The Democrats’ ban was prompted by the Gun and Knife Show, scheduled for Jan. 21-22 at the Westchester County Center, the first gun show to be held on county property since 2012. Astorino had pledged not to allow gun shows, Democratic legislators said, and they were caught

by surprise when they heard about the January show. Former County Executive Andrew Spano had banned gun shows as a matter of policy, after two teenagers killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. Astorino rescinded that policy in 2010, but shifted his position after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were killed. “We had a handshake agreement not to bring back gun shows after Newtown,” Michael Kaplowitz, chairman of the board of legislators said about an arrangement he had with Astorino.

He said the administration brought back the show “surreptitiously,” by not posting the event on the county website. Oliva said Astorino never agreed to a permanent ban. “It was a pause or a postponement because of Sandy Hook.” He said the public has been well aware of the gun show for more than a month because it has been advertised on the County Center marquee. Democratic legislators cited research that links gun shows to illegal activities. The events, they said, can attract people who make transactions outside of the venue to avoid criminal background » GUNS, page 6


Veggie-centric eatery urges restaurant-goers to Dig Inn BY ALEESIA FORNI

portion of the space that formerly housed aforni@westfairinc.com Family Discount, not only marks the chain’s 14th restaurant, but also its first foray into popular fast-casual, New the suburban marketplace. York City restaurant chain is “We feel very strongly that there’s an expanding its presence into unmet need in the suburb, and we’d like Westchester County. to fill that need,” said Eskin, the company’s Dig Inn, an East Coast CEO. chain that serves mostly vegetables and seaEskin noted that all of his company’s sonal American fare, opened a restaurant at decisions, both strategic and otherwise, 112 S. Ridge St. in Rye Brook on Jan. 10. reflect Dig Inn’s core mission: to have an impact on the community. “We want to get people to eat more vegetables, because we think that’s a big part of the solution.” The farm-to-counter restaurant serves an array of vegetable-centric dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner: from roasted carrots with kale and pumpkin seed pesto to create-yourown market bowls, where customers can choose their own vegetables, grains and protein. “I think when you live in New York or even other major metropolitan areas, we tend to get pretty spoiled, because we have access to everything,” he said. “We feel very strongly that there’s an unmet need in the suburbs, Dig Inn founder and CEO Adam Eskin in the kitchen of the new Rye Brook and we’d like to fill that need.” restaurant. Photo by Aleesia Forni The company also places a focus on supporting local farms and sources ingredients The self-described “healthy” eatery was from a number of area purveyors, including founded nearly a decade ago by New York Meadow Creek Farm and Migliorelli Farm City resident Adam Eskin. A former investin Dutchess County. ment banker, Eskin opened his first Dig Inn When searching for a spot to open the in Manhattan in 2011. company’s first eatery outside of a major city, Coinciding with the frenzied growth in Eskin said the company’s real estate-hunting the fast-casual dining segment, the chain process was “mostly quantitative, and then now includes a dozen locations in New York a little gut, and then some common sense.” City, with two more planned to open in “It’s an undertaking opening these new the coming months. Last summer, Dig Inn restaurants. We’ve got dozens and dozens expanded its presence to the Boston area, of staff and it’s just a lot of work to get a opening a restaurant in the city’s Back Bay restaurant built and open, and it takes a lot neighborhood. Two other Boston restauof oversight,” he said. “So our first suburban rants are also in the works. location, just from a pure ‘how do we get The Rye Brook eatery, which is at the this thing open’ perspective, we wanted it Rye Ridge Shopping Center and occupies a

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to be close to (the company’s headquarters in) New York City.” Opening the restaurant in Rye Brook also allowed Dig Inn to work with the same suppliers and partners it uses to serve food in its Manhattan restaurants. “It’s not as if we decided to open in the suburbs of Chicago, where we would have to start from scratch with an entirely new supply chain,” he said. The company also hopes to build on the customer loyalty and social media buzz its inner-city restaurants have spurred. “Brand recognition when you’re entering the market is important,” he said. “A lot of commuters that work in the city live in Rye or in Westchester County, and they’re familiar with the brand. Here, at least some of the community knows who we are, and they’re excited for us to open.” Though Dig Inn’s core offerings will remain similar to its inner-city menu items, the new Rye Brook restaurant will feature a number of changes from its other restaurants. “As we’ve expanded, we’ve started thinking of locations not just as replicas of prior locations, but more sort of miniature communities with their own nuances,” he said. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant is about 50 percent larger than most of Dig Inn’s other eateries. Unlike the chain’s New York City restaurants, where “every square foot matters, and you really try to squeeze stuff in because it’s so expensive,” Eskin refers to the layout of the Rye Brook location as “one giant open kitchen” that runs the length of the restaurant. The spot’s front area features a pick-up counter and cafe serving prepared foods and long communal tables, while the rear of the restaurant is home to a larger dining room with 15-foot ceilings, a skylight and seating for 38 diners. Customers can also choose to sit at a green marble top bar, which offers a selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. “It’s access to a fun, hip environment with delicious, chef-driven food at an affordable price point in a really casual setting,” Eskin said. “That’s few and far between out here. It’s either take-out or it’s white table cloth.” If the Rye Brook location takes off, Eskin aims to expand Dig Inn to other Westchester towns or villages. “If we’re successful here, then that’s really exciting, because that means that there’s a lot of places in America outside of urban environments that we think we can be successful,” he said.

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WMC NURSES RATIFY CONTRACT NURSES AT WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER have ratified a new contract after six years of negotiations. The nurses, who are represented by New York State Nurses Association, approved the new contract overwhelmingly, according to a joint announcement by the union and hospital, but the actual vote was not disclosed. The contract is retroactive to April 1, 2011, when the previous agreement ended, and runs through December 2021. It covers about 1,500 nurses and resolves salary and benefit issues. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. The union has staged rallies, bought billboard space near the hospital, submitted a “hands off our benefits” petition and organized a political action committee to put pressure on the hospital during negotiations. Under the previous contract, ending in March 2011, base pay ranged from $64,901 to $80,483, depending on the type of work. The base pay increased for every year of experience, and at 25 years the pay ranged from $110,307 to $125,889. Westchester Medical Center is an 895bed academic hospital in Valhalla and is the primary referral center for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley.

in Valhalla announced. A 25-year Armonk resident, the certified public accountant will be involved in the planning, development and integration of financial operations across the WMCHealth network, which includes 10 hospitals and more than 12,000 employees and 3,000 attending physicians on eight campuses in the Hudson Valley region. Ingber spent 26 years at Montefiore Health System, where he rose to the position of vice president for finance, accounting and financial reporting and was instrumental in the various acquisitions of the

Bronx-based hospital network, according to WMCHealth.

NORWALK MEDICAL GROUP JOINING WESTMED

WESTMED MEDICAL GROUP, the multispecialty medical practice based in Purchase, announced its continued expansion into Connecticut with the signing on of Norwalk Medical Group, to become effective early in the second quarter of this year. Norwalk Medical, with offices at 40 Cross St. in Norwalk, is composed of 17 board-certified physicians and two nurse practitioners

offering primary care and a variety of medical specialties. In addition to health care, Norwalk Medical Group’s physicians are engaged in clinical research in areas related to diabetes, rheumatology and other disciplines. WESTMED is staffed by a team of more than  350 doctors  in 14 locations in Westchester and Fairfield counties, including medical offices in White Plains, Rye, Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Greenwich, Darien and Stamford. — Bill Heltzel, Aleesia Forni, John Golden, Kevin Zimmerman

CAREMOUNT OPENS IN THORNWOOD

CAREMOUNT MEDICAL P.C., formerly the Mount Kisco Medical Group, held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Jan. 6 for an urgent care facility at 12 Marble Ave. in Thornwood. The opening of Thornwood Urgent Care marks the Mount Kisco-based medical group’s  eighth urgent care facility in the Hudson Valley. Others are in Carmel, Fishkill, Kingston, Mount Kisco, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Yorktown.  The new facility’s offices will provide medical care for illnesses or injuries that require immediate care but are not serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Walk-in services will be available seven days per week for both adults and children.

INGBER JOINS WMCHEALTH ACCOUNTANT DAVID INGBER has joined the Westchester Medical Center Health Network as senior vice president for network financial operations, officials at the regional health care David Ingber system’s headquarters

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Vassar College elects Bradley new president BY ALEESIA FORNI aforni@westfairinc.com

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lizabeth Howe Bradley has been elected the 11th president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Bradley has worked at Yale University for more than 20 years and has served as head of Branford College, one of the university’s largest residential colleges for undergraduates. She has also served as the director of Yale’s Brady-

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Johnson Program in grand strategy and as founder and faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. “Elizabeth Bradley has shown extraordinary leadership in all aspects of her remarkably broad career, combining intellectual commitment and rigor with vision, energy and administrative talent,” said William Plapinger, chairman of the Poughkeepsie college’s board of trustees. “Across the varied areas of her career, she has been committed to bringing together people from

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diverse backgrounds to develop creative solutions to change people’s lives for the better. There could be nothing more resonant with our mission at Vassar College.” Bradley was elected unanimously by the college’s board of trustees on Jan. 10. She will succeed Catharine Hill, who stepped down in August 2016 after 10 years as president. Since that time, dean of the faculty Jonathan Chenette has served as interim president. Bradley’s term will begin July 1. “This is a critical time for leadership in liberal arts education, with many complex issues facing our campuses, our nation and our world,” Bradley said. “With its strong intellectual foundation and its legacy of making a difference through action, Vassar serves as a model of high-quality, accessible, and innovative higher education.” Prior to her work at Yale, Bradley was a hospital administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1984, earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1986 and a Ph.D. in health policy and health economics from Yale University in 1996. “Working with students here in the U.S. and globally, I have seen how access to higher education changes lives, and it makes me even more committed to making certain we maintain Vassar as a diverse and inclusive community,” Bradley said. The coeducational, independent liberal arts college was founded in 1861.

PENTEGRA PROMOTES ZANICCHI WHITE PLAINS-BASED PENTEGRA RETIREMENT SERVICES, a provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to organizations nationwide, promoted Colleen Zanicchi to senior vice president of human resources. The Ossining resident will handle human resources and also oversee the management of all of Pentegra’s facilities nationwide. Pentegra President and CEO John Pinto praised her as an “integral part of our senior management team. She continually offers experienced, practical advice and support along with tactical problem-solving skills,” he said. “It is an exciting time at Pentegra and I am very pleased to be able to serve in such a pivotal role where I can help ensure the strength of our talent and the success of the organization,” Zanicchi said. Pentegra has 260 employees and $11 billion in assets under management for clients nationwide.


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Impact — » » From page 1

kind of like Obamacare. OK, you’ve been talking about this for years, you want to get rid of it... Now it’s your deal, what are you going to do with it? What’s going to replace it?” “We have some extraordinarily positive things happening in Westchester, the most optimism I’ve seen in several years,” Mooney added. “What kind of cold water is this going to pour on that?”

THE DEAL

Under the terms of the deal, Entergy Corp. will shut down Indian Point’s Unit 2 reactor by April 2020 and the Unit 3 reactor by April 2021. The Unit 1 reactor at the plant was shut down in 1974. The agreement reached between the state and Entergy included input from Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based environmental group. Entergy, a New Orleans-based company with an office in White Plains, has been trying to renew the 20-year federal licenses

for its two active reactors since 2007, but has been challenged by state officials and environmental groups such as Riverkeeper throughout the process. While the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has consistently found the plant safe to operate, there have been a number of highly publicized issues and incidents at the plant in recent years. In March 2016, Entergy disclosed that it would have to repair faulty baffle bolts in the liner of its Unit 2 reactor. A month before that, elevated levels of the radioactive material tritium were found in groundwater samples beneath the plant. Adding to that were multiple unplanned shutdowns of reactors that Cuomo often used as evidence of the danger of maintaining a nuclear plant less than 30 miles from New York City. Still Entergy officials stressed the plant’s strong safety record following the news of the future closing. The company pointed to $1.3 billion in investment for safety and reliability improvements in the past 15 years and 6,000 hours of inspections by the NRC last year.

The relicensing efforts were dealt a major blow in November, when New York’s highest court said the company was not exempt from a review by the New York Department of State’s coastal management program. Entergy had argued it wasn’t subject to the state’s coastal regulations, as the rules took effect after the reactors were already running. New York had refused to grant Indian Point a coastal consistency certification, which gives the plant authority to operate on the Hudson River. The deal reached on Jan. 9 settles all litigation between the state and Entergy, as well as with Riverkeeper. Entergy will end its quest for a 20-year federal license and instead apply to the NRC for a six-year license. At a State of the State address in New York City, Cuomo called Indian Point a “ticking time bomb.” “For 15 years, I have been deeply concerned by the continuing safety violations at Indian Point, especially given its location in the largest and most densely populated metropolitan region in the country,”

Indian Point’s history in brief Indian Point Unit 1 was brought online at its 250-acre site in Buchanan in 1972 by Consolidated Edison. Con Ed shut down that reactor in 1974, and Units 2 and 3 were brought on line in 1974 and 1976. To help Con Edison through the Middle East oil embargo crisis, the New York State Legislature gave approval to the New York Power Authority in 1974 to buy, finish and operate two power plants Con Edison had started building. One of those plants was Indian Point Unit 3, which the New York Power Authority then operated for close to 30 years. The arrangement required the Power Authority to sell most of the plants’ output to government agencies in New York City and Westchester County. In 2000, Power Authority trustees approved the sale of Unit 3 and James A. FitzPatrick nuclear plant in Oswego County to Entergy for $967 million, a record at the time for the U.S. nuclear industry. The next year, Entergy acquired Unit 2, and the defunct Unit 1, from Con Ed for $528 million.

In August, Entergy announced the sale of the 800 megawatt James A. FitzPatrick nuclear plant to Exelon Generation for $110 million. Entergy has also shut down or is in the process of closing nuclear plants in Vermont, Michigan and Massachusetts. The company said in a statement that it is exiting the merchant power business and focusing on its regulated utility operations, including its nuclear plants in the south.

Cuomo said. “I am proud to have secured this agreement with Entergy to responsibly close the facility 14 years ahead of schedule to protect the safety of all New Yorkers.” But Entergy said the decision to shut the plant was an economic one, separate from the pressures the company felt from state leadership. The company pointed to decreasing revenues from lower energy prices and increasing operating costs for nuclear plants hurting the entire nuclear power industry. “It made sense for us to try to negotiate this settlement consistent with our point of view that we were going to have to make a decision to shut down the plant anyway because of poor financial conditions,” said Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities at a press conference following the announcement. But Mohl acknowledged that the continued opposition to the plant’s relicensing, and the extended review period, drove up those costs and factored into the decision. Entergy has spent more than $200 million over 10 years on the review process, according to numbers provided by the company. If the state cannot find a replacement for Indian Point’s power by 2021, both the state and Entergy can agree to extend the plant’s operation in two-year increments until April 2024 for Unit 2 and April 2025 for Unit 3. Other terms of the deal include: • New York State will approve a coastal zone management act consistency certification and all other necessary water permits for Entergy. • Entergy will provide $15 million to “support environmental restoration and community benefit projects.” • New York state will have authority, along with the NRC, for various inspections at Indian Point through the duration of its operation. • Entergy’s previously agreed upon payments in lieu of taxes agreement with the town of Cortlandt, the county and » » IMPACT, page 26

Guns — » » From page 1

checks. Or some licensed dealers at shows sell weapons to “straw buyers,” people who fill out the paperwork and submit to a criminal background checks but who are not the actual buyers. He said Astorino favors the Republican proposal to implement gun show procedures based on a model advocated by the

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state attorney general. It requires show operators and vendors to track weapons, enforce criminal background checks and confine transactions to inside the building. The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 24, two days after the gun and knife show. The county has been working with the show operator, NorthEast Gun Shows of Mahopac Falls, for a year to find a suitable date. NorthEast, which also operates as Westchester Collectors, ran its first gun

show in 1984 at the Westchester County Center. Now it operates 22 shows a year, mostly in New England. Newman Chittenden, the CEO, said he knows of no gun violence linked to firearms sold at his shows in 32 years and there is no reliable evidence of problems linked to gun shows in general. He asked why there is such a negative attitude about gun shows. “There is only one answer. They are afraid of guns. They are afraid of gun own-

ers. It’s just fear and that’s no basis for making laws,” Chittenden said. He said he expects a “huge amount of people” to turn out for the show. “A gun show simply must not be held on government property, period,” U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey said at a news conference held earlier on the day of the vote. “I’m tired of saying our thoughts and prayers are with you,” to families touched by gun violence victims. “We have to take action now.”


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THE ROBERTS REPORT

It’s time to re-engineer government regulation for growth

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n November, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Facebook that the town had just installed solar panels on the roof of town hall, eliciting dozens of “likes” and a presentation at the next board meeting. He joined nearly every other mayor and public official in New York state advertising their efforts to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. But while solar power undeniably serves a public good, its efficiency pales in comparison to a simpler but much bolder project that has languished in the regulatory process for nearly seven years. It’s called the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a high-voltage direct current transmission system that would take 1,000 megawatts of clean, renewable hydropower from northern Quebec and bring it into the New York metropolitan area grid. The transmission line would stretch for 333 miles from Canada to a New York City substation in Astoria, Queens. It would transmit the hydropower via two buried copper cables, six inches in diameter, essentially an extremely long power cord no different

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from the one used by your toaster. While it’s not sexy, it will bring an enormous quantity of non-polluting electricity to the city and surrounding counties, such as Westchester, Rockland and Long Island, and shave $500 million dollars a year off the cost of wholesale power to ratepayers, according to studies accepted by the Public Service Commission. The line will be buried for its full length underground and under the Hudson River in a trench no more than six feet wide and four feet deep in most places. You would think it should be relatively simple to examine the environmental impacts of essentially digging a hole, adding two cables and then covering it up, but it has been wending its way through the state and federal government’s byzantine approvals process since 2010.

CHAMPLAIN HUDSON POWER EXPRESS VS. SOLAR POWER

Let’s compare the value of CHPE to solar power in New York state. According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, ratepayers have already shelled out $527

million to develop 51,000 residential and nonresidential solar power projects totaling 669 megawatts. The capital funding for these projects came from taxes labeled as charges on our electricity bills, primarily the system benefits charge. Privately funded, the $2.5- billion CHPE project will cost the ratepayers nothing to build. At 1,000 megawatts, its capacity is nearly 50 percent larger than all solar installations combined. But there’s an even bigger payoff in the number of kilowatt hours produced because while solar panels can generate electricity only during daylight hours when the sun shines—five hours per day in New York on average - the hydro turbines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thus, a megawatt of solar power produces about one-fifth (5/24) of the amount of electricity a megawatt of hydro generates. Just like solar, once the infrastructure is built, the “fuel”—water from Quebec’s La Romaine River—is freely available forever. The Public Service Commission and other experts conservatively estimate the savings in the wholesale price of electricity at over

$500 million dollars a year to New York City, Westchester and other metro area ratepayers. The environmental benefit includes the annual savings of over 2 million tons of carbon dioxide compared with fossil fuels. Expansion of solar power undoubtedly makes sense as a response to global warming and the state’s challenge to wean itself from fossil fuels. But we must also find the means to implement more cost-effective solutions, such as the CHPE, so they don’t face a regulatory gauntlet that discourages innovation.

THE BUREAUCRATIC NIGHTMARE OF PERMITTING

There are three major problems with approvals for development projects in New York state. First, agencies with jurisdiction rarely coordinate their reviews. Second, they do not recognize that time is money. And third, the court system is so congested that challenges take too long to adjudicate. All of this leads to uncertainty and failure for many worthwhile projects whose developers either don’t try or go bankrupt before they reach the finish line. Approvals delayed are approvals denied.


AGENCIES AND BOARDS SHOULD COORDINATE THEIR REVIEWS

It’s not that we don’t know how to move projects. Strong leaders have traditionally found ways to smash through the bureaucracy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a decade-old effort to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge, redesigned the permitting process to enable agencies to study it concurrently and rammed it through in record time. In Westchester County, using a generic environmental impact statement for the downtown, Mayor Noam Bramson streamlined the SEQRA (NYS Environmental Quality Review Act) process, enabling a $4-billion transformation of New Rochelle’s downtown. Yonkers Mayor Michael Spano launched what he calls a “concierge” permitting process for his downtown, in which all of the permitting boards coordinate with each other to insure concurrent rather than consecutive consideration, with one board’s approval sometimes contingent upon another’s. But these examples are exceptions, as most local communities use home rule to thwart any development proposals with which they disagree, using developers’ own money against them. Coordinated consideration of projects should be standard and not dependent on strong individual mayors or governors. Instead of collaboratively studying the CHPE, four different approving agencies, each with its own procedures, looked at essentially the same issues. Ironically, the first of those agencies, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), did a fine job with the first major approval. After the CHPE developer spent millions of dollars and two years of studies to design the project and consider its impact, staff of the PSC helped hammer out a joint agreement with 21 interested parties. While it took two years and 50 settlement conferences to satisfy disparate interests, such as the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the city of New York, Riverkeeper, the Adirondack Park Agency and even the New York State Council of Trout Unlimited, any one of them could have sued and tied up the project for years. After public hearings, the PSC issued its certification one year later in April 2013. In a preface to the 621-page approval decision, the PSC wrote: “The fact that so many parties, representing myriad interests and advocating a broad spectrum of concerns, could reach agreement on so many detailed, technical and policy-based issues is a remarkable achievement and is consistent with our settlement rules.” The PSC’s coordinated review should have ended with a shovel in the ground in April 2013. But because of authorizations required from the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, nearly four years have gone by, costing rate-

payers about $2 billion in lost savings.

accountability for time delays by government bureaucrats.

Of course, the regulatory process should allow everyone to be heard. But since the permitting bureaucracy faces no legal time constraints and guidelines are regularly broken, no one is held accountable for delays. Business uses critical-path analysis and Gantt charts in project management and so should government. All tasks to accomplish a project are placed on a timeline and organized based on which are dependent and which are independent. For example, studying the environmental impact of a project is dependent on first designing it. TWB Now Open in Mamaroneck All of the tasks required for approval WCBJ from all agencies should be placed on a 7.375” w x 7.125” h master task list and then organized on a 11-21-16 timeline to determine task order for maximum efficiency. Once the timeline is developed, the bureaucracy should commit to estimated dates, which may be adjusted as the project moves through the process. This will have the added benefit of introducing

The court system is so clogged with frivolous litigation that opponents know they can delay a project for virtually any reason for little money. Delays could be reduced with an investment of resources into the courts so that lawsuits are considered in a timely fashion. Judges who sit on decisions should be held accountable and would if they were monitored. The developers of the Champlain Hudson Power Express are not complaining about the time it has taken for their $2.5 billion project. After seven years, they have completed all but one major hurdle, with construction projected for the middle of 2017. But we can do better.

INTRODUCE THE CONCEPT THAT “TIME IS MONEY”

LIMIT THE LAWSUIT LOTTERY

LEGISLATION IS NEEDED

The New York State Legislature should draft a Concurrent Review and Approvals Act that would mandate that all permitting agencies and boards meet jointly at a scoping session at the inception of a qualified

project, determine the most efficient way to consider it using critical path analysis and a Gantt chart, and commit to estimated timeframes to insure transparency and accountability. Until such an act is passed, jurisdictions could voluntarily adopt these approval practices — collaborative scoping, timeline with Gantt chart and concurrent review - and developers could ask for them as a condition of their investment. In sum, we can continue playing small ball, spending a trillion dollars to fix potholes, or re-engineer our regulatory process to encourage bold private initiatives that can lead to a more prosperous and sustainable society. We can no longer afford to ask the agents of growth to risk millions of dollars in an uncertain and highly litigious regulatory environment, or go somewhere else. It’s time now to re-engineer the regulatory process for growth. Alexander Roberts is executive director of the fair housing group Community Housing Innovations Inc., headquartered in White Plains. Contact him at  aroberts@chigrants. org or 914-683-1010.

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Cuomo proposes projects in Purchase speech BY RYAN DEFFENBAUGH rdeffenbaugh@westfairinc.com

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ov. Andrew M. Cuomo took his roving State of the State address to SUNY Purchase College on Jan. 10, where he promised an agenda that would help the middle class, a transit investment in Orange County and the construction of a 750-mile statewide recreation trail. Cuomo was traveling throughout the state to give his yearly State of the State speech, eschewing the traditional address to the Legislature in Albany. Cuomo scheduled speeches in Manhattan, Buffalo, Westchester and Long Island on Jan. 9 and 10 as part of the tour. To a crowd including Purchase students and local elected officials that filled the 550-seat recital hall at the college’s Performing Arts Center, Cuomo laid out his vision for the state in 2017. That includes increased investment in infrastructure and tax relief, part of what he referred to as the “middle-class recovery act.” The secondterm Democrat governor also reiterated his pledge to push the Legislature to approve free tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools for families meeting financial criteria. Cuomo also said the state was at its strongest in decades, with “remarkable economic and social progress.” Notably absent from Cuomo’s speech was anything about Indian Point Energy Center. Cuomo announced a deal on Jan. 9 to close the decades-old nuclear plant by 2021. But he did not mention anything about the plant’s scheduled closing to the audience in Westchester. Several local leaders have sounded the alarm on the economic damage the plant will leave in its wake. When making the Indian Point announcement in New York City, Cuomo said the plant was a “ticking time bomb” less than 30 miles from Manhattan. The governor instead highlighted what he said were accomplishments of the past year, including an increased minimum wage, paid family leave and 7.9 million private-sector jobs, which Cuomo said marks a record for the state. He also gave a shout-out to the “phenomenal success” of Tarrytownbased Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. Cuomo used the majority of his 45-minute speech to highlight 2017 initiatives with ties to Westchester and the lower Hudson Valley, including:

EMPIRE STATE TRAIL

Cuomo proposed a $200 million project that would create a 750-mile Empire State Trail. The trail, he said, could provide recreational pathways from New York City to the Canadian border in the North Country and

from Albany to Buffalo. “We want to do something that I believe will be a legacy project that our children and our children’s children will enjoy,” Cuomo said in introducing the project. “We want to build the largest state multiuse trail in the nation.” The trailway would complete and connect the existing Hudson River Valley Greenway trail and the Erie Canal Greenway trail. “You could run, you could bike, you could walk,” Cuomo said. “You could make it an entire vacation and you would see some of the most beautiful parts of the state.” The Hudson River Valley Greenway, a state project, is about 50 percent complete and spans more than 260 miles between Manhattan’s Battery Park and Lake George. The state would have to build about 350 miles of trails, including 50 bridges, Cuomo said. Phase one of the project’s proposed three phases would spend $53 million to pave 72 miles. Phases two and three would pave the additional 82 and 196 miles, respectively, according to numbers presented by Cuomo. The state already owns the “vast majority” of the needed land, he said. The project could create 9.6 jobs for every million dollars invested, Cuomo said. “I believe this could change the economy for the Hudson Valley and through the Erie Canal corridor, which are two areas that desperately need more economic activity,” Cuomo said.

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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a Simon Property Group Mall, is an outlet shopping center with international appeal. But getting there off Route 17 can be “one of the more infuriating experiences in life,” Cuomo said. That was the introduction to his proposal to “accelerate” a $150 million transit and economic development hub in Woodbury. ‘We’ve been talking about fixing it for a long, long time,” Cuomo said. “Everybody’s had a plan, no one has done anything. This year we will do it.” Cuomo’s proposal would replace the Route 32 bridge over Route 17 in Woodbury; expand park and ride facilities, including a bus stop and solar-powered bus station; reconfigure the Route 17, Exit 131 eastbound ramp leading to the New York State Thruway; upgrade the traffic signal system along Route 32 and add Intelligent Transportation Systems features which help manage traffic. Cuomo said an RFP for the project would be out by next month from the state Department of Transportation and they’ll have “shovels in the ground” by November.

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THE LIST: Independent & Assisted Living Facilities

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101 Theall Road, Rye 10580 925-8000 • theosborn.org

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537 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers 10705 709-1234 • fivestarseniorliving.com

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1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon 10552 699-0800 • wartburg.org

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Atria Woodlands

1017 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley 10502 356-8428 • atriawoodlands.com

Atria Rye Brook

1200 King St., Rye Brook 10573 356-8633 • atriaryebrook.com

The Bristal Assisted Living at White Plains 305 North St., White Plains 10605 681-1800 • thebristal.com/white-plains/

The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk 90 Business Park Drive, Armonk 10504 432-8200 • thebristal.com/armonk

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The Kensington Assisted Living Residence 100 Maple Ave., White Plains 10601 390-0080 • thekensingtonal.com

The Seabury at Fieldhome

2276 Catherine St., Cortlandt Manor 10567 737-2255 • fieldhome.com

Willow Gardens Memory Care

(Part of the United Hebrew Comprehensive Campus of Care) 60 Willow Drive, New Rochelle 10805 336-2338 • willowgardens.org

Meadow Lane Independent Living

(Part of the United Hebrew Comprehensive Campus of Care) 60 Willow Drive, New Rochelle 10805 336-2339 • uhgc.org

Independent Assisted living living facility facility

Matthew G. Anderson 1908

382

Independent living and a full continuum of care, including assisted living, skilled nursing, ✔ rehabilitation, memory care and home care

Matthew Phillips 2015

325

Independent living, supportive living, health and wellness services, including aquatics and ✔ fitness centers, salon and spa services

Bruce J. Mackey Jr. 2000

310

Independent living, assisted living, respite care, short-term and seasonal stays and memory care, including Alzheimer's and dementia

Patricia Doyle 2007

256

Independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and memory support

David Gentner 1866

195

Independent and assisted living, nursing home care, Alzheimer's and Dementia care, palliative ✔ and hospice care and spiritual care

Margarida Velardo 2004

175

Independent and assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia support groups, worship space, ✔ fitness center and salon and barber shop, library, pet-friendly environment

Margaret Minichini 2004

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Independent living, pet-friendly environment, fitness center and full-service salon and spa, scheduled transportation, library and shuttle service

Faraz Kayani 2013

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Independent and assisted living and memory care, including Alzheimer's day care

Samantha Krieger 2014

146

Independent and assisted living and memory care, including Alzheimer's day care

Nora O'Brien 2003

126

Assisted living residence, enriched assisted living residence and special-needs assisted living residence; amenities include a beauty salon and barber shop, an activities center and art study and a library

Nicole Segreti 2005

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Adult home, enriched housing and assisted living, memory care, Alzheimer's and dementia support groups, full-service salon and spa and scheduled transportation

Elizabeth Connors 1997

105

Independent living, supportive living and memory care

Jean Dunphy 2015

95

Assisted living

Anita Lary 1976

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Assisted living facility

Services

Celina Watson 2011

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Adult care home, assisted living residence, enhanced assisted living residence and special-needs assisted living residence; specialized care for multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and types of dementia

John R. Ahearn 2003

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Assisted living and memory support for clients with early-to-mid-stage Alzheimer’s or related ✔ disorders

Sallie Carlin, executive director 2016

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Memory care residence devoted exclusively to people affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias

Joanne Lanza 2016

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Independent living and home health care services; amenities include social activities, on-site library and recreation rooms and computer rooms

This list is a sampling of independent and assisted living facilities located in the region. If you would like to include your facility in our next list, please contact Danielle Renda at drenda@westfairinc.com.

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Vodka-maker Roust’s bankruptcy approved BY BILL HELTZEL bheltzel@westfairinc.com

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.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains confirmed a $1.1 billion reorganization plan by  Roust Corp., a European vodka producer with executive offices in White Plains, on Jan. 6, one week after the case was filed. U.S. Trustee William Harrington had objected to an expedited approval process and described the plan as an attempt to avoid scrutiny and procedural protections. “The debtors, in unprecedented fashion, request that this court, in essence, rubber stamp what can more properly be characterized as a pre-petition bankruptcy case,” he said in a pleading. But Judge Robert Drain noted that Roust had notified creditors of its reorganization plan a month before the case was filed, and they are sophisticated enough to know what to do. The vodka producer filed the pre-packaged bankruptcy on Dec. 30. Roust asked Drain to expedite the proceedings so that the reorganization could conclude this month. Bankruptcy is an alien concept in Europe, the company’s primary market, CEO Grant Winterton explained in a declaration to the court, and a lengthy case would impair its viability. “It is important that Roust exit Chapter 11 as quickly as possible,” he said, so that employees, vendors and credit support providers “remain willing to do business with the company.” Roust is one of the world’s largest vodka producers, with 3,500 employees working mostly in Poland and Russia. Among its vodka brands are Absolwent, Żubrówka, Soplica and Green Mark. The U.S. connections are a small office at 777 Westchester Ave., White Plains, where Winterton is based, and two Delaware subsidiaries, CEDC Finance Corporation LLC and CEDC Finance Corporation International, that also are part of the bankruptcy case. Roust is controlled by Russian oligarch Roustam Tariko. He owns Russian Standard Group, a private company that owns other alcohol enterprises, a bank and an insurance business. Tariko “was responsible for saving Roust,” according to Winterton’s declaration. The company was in severe financial distress in 2013, when it was known as Central European Distribution Corp. Two executives were replaced for accounting discrepancies. Tariko lost $100 million. But he ended

up owning all of the company when it restructured three years ago in bankruptcy court in Delaware. Most of Roust’s revenues are made in Poland and Russia, and it has been successful in Hungary, France, Germany, the U.K., and Israel. It recorded $445.8 million in net sales, for the nine months ending in September, for a 15 percent increase from the year before. But strong performance has been offset by “macroeconomic conditions,” Winterton told the court. It is over-leveraged with debt and has high borrowing costs. Currency depreciations in Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have hurt cash flow in U.S. dollars and made debt repayment burdensome. Illegal alcohol sales and competitors with lower excise taxes have eroded Roust’s

share of the vodka market. A ban on Russian products in Ukraine has resulted in a 90 percent decline in business there. And large Russian tax payments are due this month. The company began negotiating months ago with the debt holders. The reorganization lets bond holders swap debt for equity. Holders of $497 million in senior secured notes will recover an estimated 100 percent of their claims, according to the plan, and holders of $284 million in convertible notes will recover about 27 percent of the face value of their claims. Creditors holding another $376 million in bank loans and other debt are expected to get back all they are owed. Tariko sweetened the deal by contributing assets and intellectual property from

his Russian Standard vodka brands. He will retain majority interest in the reorganized company. The company is expected to emerge with its capitalization strengthened by more than $500 million, its balance sheet deleveraged by at least $462 million and its equity enhanced by $55 million. The reorganization, Winterton said, would position Roust for “accelerated revenue and profit growth” in the global alcohol market, take advantage of growth opportunities and position it for an initial public offering in two to three years. The court approval enables Roust to complete the reorganization by the end of January. Now, “it’s essentially paperwork,” said Roust attorney Jay Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

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58,000-square-foot mixed-use development will bring a microbrewery, green grocer and loft apartments to a White Plains industrial corridor near the downtown Metro-North Railroad station. The city’s Common Council approved the project Jan. 3, praising it as the latest positive step for an area the city rezoned

An architect’s rendering of the mixed-use Westmoreland Lofts project in White Plains.

Westmoreland Avenue is attracting residential developers to an industrial corridor abutting downtown White Plains. In right foreground is the site of the proposed Westmoreland Lofts. The black-curtained construction project on left will convert a former industrial building into loft-style apartments. Photo by Ryan Deffenbaugh

last year for new development. The project is proposed by Westmoreland Lofts LLC., a joint venture of HayMax Capital and Red Starr Investments LLC. The development will add a new 5-story structure to vacant land at 136-158 Westmoreland Ave. The site has been used as a parking lot for construction equipment and vehicles. “It’s an emerging neighborhood,” Philip A. Fruchter said of the Westmoreland Avenue corridor. Fruchter is principal of White Plains-based Papp Architects P.C., which designed the project. “It’s an industrial use being converted to mixed-use to per-

mit multifamily residential, so it’s going to have an appeal, probably, to younger renters looking for more of a New York City vibe in an emerging neighborhood,” he said. Developers will construct a total of 62 loft-style rental apartments, including 33 studio, 20 one-bedroom and nine twobedroom units. At street level, there will be a 2,700-squarefoot light-manufacturing space, planned as a microbrewery, and a 1,600-square-foot retail space slated for a green grocer. The development will add 97 parking spaces. While renderings for the proj-

ect show the streetfront name “Bronx River Brewery,” Fruchter said the development team has not yet contracted an operator for the microbrewery or green grocer. The microbrewery would include a tasting room but not food service, the architect said. The brewery would be the first within the city of White Plains. The lofts will be built in a corridor that the White Plains Common Council rezoned in 2015 to try to attract a wider range of uses. The one-way Westmoreland Avenue now is home to a Westy Self Storage building and several active light-industrial tenants, including an auto repair shop and a meat wholesaler. The zoning change allows for mixed-use buildings, making the corridor a promising location for residential developers. The street connects to the city’s Fisher Hill neighborhood and is less than a mile from the city’s Metro-North station. It’s also within walking distance of the city’s recently upgrad-

ed Kittrell Park. “I always felt that neighborhood and that street had potential and bones to be something special,” said White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach at this month’s Common Council meeting. “And that we could keep the light industrial uses but mix in some other uses and add an element of walkability to Fisher Hill that would enhance the value of living there.” Before the project was unanimously approved by the Common Council, Roach emphasized the importance of the area to his vision for the city. While interviewing candidates for the city planner position, Roach said, he’d end each interview by driving down to Westmoreland, where he’d ask each candidate if he or she saw the same potential he did. Since the zoning change, several developers appear taken with the potential as well. Next door to where the Westmoreland Lofts will be built, at 121 Westmoreland Ave., is the

110-year-old Swackhamer building. The red-brick, gambrel-roof building was vacated in 2011 by the CG Swackhamer Inc. building supply and lumberyard business. Cum Laude Group Inc., a builder of luxury homes, purchased and renovated the building and leased its upper floor as a working artist’s studio. Across the street, construction has started on the redevelopment of a 48,000-square-foot industrial building at 122 Westmoreland Ave. Developer Norden Lofts LLC will convert the building to 65 loft-style apartments with 42 studio, 18 one-bedroom and five twobedroom units. To keep with the street’s industrial history, the new Westmoreland Loft building will be designed to look the part of a converted former industrial building. The design calls for a masonry building with large steel casement windows to capture the look, Fruchter said. Red Starr Investments, which has an office in Harrison, is a real estate investment and development firm founded in 2011. The firm’s investments include residential and commercial projects in New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Alabama, according to a list of recent transactions on its website. HayMax Capital has an office in Aspen, Colorado, and shares the Harrison office with Red Starr Investments. The firm develops mixed-use residential and commercial properties and operates a number of hotels, including Hotel Aspen and the Molly Gibson Lodge in Aspen and the Tamarack Lodge in Idaho’s Sun Valley region. This is the first project in Westchester for both companies. Fruchter said no timetable has been set on construction for the Westmoreland Lofts.

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GUEST VIEW

Build sidewalks with biotech project BY PAUL FEINER

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estchester County and Mount Pleasant officials should require the developers of the $1.2 billion biotechnology research center that is under review — the 60 North project — to build sidewalks on Knollwood Road and Grasslands Road — two roads that are used by students at Westchester

Community College. The college is located on roads that will be used by many of the employees who will work at the new biotechnology research center when it is built. This project, when completed, will be enormous and will generate significant traffic: medical offices, research, retail, restaurants, a hotel and a children’s museum. The first phase would include about 500,000 square feet of development. The developer has estimated that the

project will create 4,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs, pay $7 million in annual rents to the county and generate $9 million a year in local real estate taxes. Many of the students who attend Westchester Community College don't have cars. It's already dangerous to walk on Knollwood or Grasslands Road. Students have been asking for sidewalks for years. This new development is a great opportu-

nity to make both streets safer for pedestrians and for students at the college and to make our area the biotech capitol of New York state. I have no objection to developers making money from this deal. And think it's great that the county will generate muchneeded revenue. But don't want pedestrians or students to be less safe when walking to school. Paul Feiner is Greenburgh Town Supervisor

Indian Point’s premature closing will hamper regional economy BY JENNIFER MAHER

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he announcement by Gov. Cuomo of the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plants is a severe blow to the economic future of the Hudson Valley and indeed the state, say many business experts including Business Council of Westchester President and CEO Marsha Gordon. In a letter to her members, she notes that "the power generated at Indian Point has played a direct role in stabilizing electricity costs in Westchester and

the state of New York. We have repeatedly called for the plants to be relicensed, a process that has been unnecessarily dragged out for 15 years and counting." She also drew attention to the uncertainty surrounding the closure, something that is never a good thing for business. Ms. Gordon stated, "We wait to learn how (Cuomo) intends to deal with the prospect of increased electric rates, the reliability of electric supply for Westchester, the Hudson Valley region and New York City and the myriad of envi-

ronmental and other issues the shutdown inevitably will bring." Entergy has been a good community citizen and an active participant in bolstering the economy of the lower Hudson Valley. There is also the issue of what happens to the 1,000 jobs at the plant and the loss of tax revenue both to the surrounding community and the school district. This is going to create quite a mess, and the question to be asked is, "Why?" As Ms. Gordon puts it, "We recognize that for some members of the commu-

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nity and a number of elected officials, the announcement is good news. Unfortunately, the shutdown poses an entirely new set of questions with no certain answers." That assessment, sadly, is something every resident of the Hudson Valley and beyond should be concerned about. Energy availability and reliability is a vital part of any future economic growth for our state. Jennifer Maher is a commercial real estate broker and chairwoman of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

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PLANNING AHEAD

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BENEFITING: The American Heart Association It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and Go Red For Women. One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death! Whether it’s your home, your local landmark or with your coworkers or book club, show your support for women fighting heart disease by painting your town red. It’s a simple, powerful way to raise awareness and help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.  CONTACT:  Call 640-3262 or visit www.goredforwomen.org

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BENEFITING: Westchester Heart and Vascular at Westchester Medical Center Start your evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you shop at our specialty boutiques, raffles and silent auction. Then join a seated dinner alongside the runway to enjoy a program that will warm your heart. Combine that with healthy lifestyle tips and you have…Girls’ Night Out, an evening dedicated to raising awareness for women’s heart health and to raise funds for WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. TIME: 6 to 10 p.m. LOCATION: Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $125 per person, sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Taylor Armstrong at Taylor. Armstrong@wmchealth.org or call 493-5368 or visit www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/GNO

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BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon The Club’s largest fundraiser of the year, the dinner benefits the necessary funding to offer life-atering programs and continue its tradition of GREAT FUTURES START HERE. HONORING: Hon. Anthony Scarpino, Joseph Apicella, Steven M. Safyer, MD, Philip Jackson, The Links TIME: 6 to 10 p.m. LOCATION: The Surf Club, New Rochelle TICKET PRICE: $400 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 7617111

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BENEFITING: Family Services of Westchester This event is an important opportunity for Family Services of Westchester to raise funds for its mission, to strengthen and support families, children and individuals at all stages of the life cycle. Featuring cocktails, live and silent auction and dinner reception. HONORING: William M. Mooney Jr. and Helen Williams CO-CHAIRS: Jody and Markham Rollins, William M. Mooney III and Thomas Mooney TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle TICKET PRICE: $350 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 761-7111 or Jenna@hrginc.net

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‘I HAVE A VOICE’ GALA BENEFITING: GiGi’s Playhouse Inc. Westchester LLC GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester’s third annual gala will feature keynote speaker Paul Daugherty, a sit-down dinner, entertainment and silent auction, but most importantly, it is an opportunity to celebrate achievements and continue to change the way people view Down Syndrome. HONORING: Dr. Ruth Dieleman-Levine, Dr. Elizabeth Ommen and Tracy Smith CO-CHAIRS: Jennifer Cook and Irene Tsetsekos TIME: 6 to 11 p.m. LOCATION: Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $200 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities CONTACT: Irene Tsetsekos at 845-588-5108 or visit www.gigisplayhouse.org/westchester/gala

BENEFITING: Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism (FECA) Dinner by the bite, open bar and silent auction with all proceeds to benefit citizens with autism. The Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism, enriches the lives of those with autism, helping them achieve their greatest potential. EVENT CHAIRS: Elise and Phil Orlando and Melanie and Drew Schaffran TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Yale Club of New York City, New York City TICKET PPRICE: $325 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 761-7111 or Michael@hrginc.net or visit www.FECAinc.org

APR. STAR GALA

BENEFITING: Legal Services of the Hudson Valley This event is a unique opportunity for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to further fund our efforts to save children from neglect, protect women from domestic violence, defend seniors against abuse, serve veterans on the home front and keep families in their homes. It also focuses our attention on the essential need for equal access to justice in our community and our society. Since 1967, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has advanced the cause of equal access to justice in our region. HONORING: Philip M. Halpern, Collier Halpern Newberg & Noletti; Morrison Foerster; Lucille Oppenheim EVENT CHAIRS: David Boies, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Alfred E. Donnellan, DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise & Wiederkehr LLP TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, White Plains TICKET PRICE: $325 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Avery Zuvic at azuvic@lshv.org or call 949-1305

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BENEFITING: The Food Bank for Westchester A night of delicious cocktails, an elegant dinner and exceptional live auction items. Enjoy an exquisite evening in support of the Food Bank’s work feeding the 200,000 hungry residents of Westchester County. TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $350 per person; journal and sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Tamar Jacobson at 909-9612 or tamar.jacobson@foodbankforwestchester.org.

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Westchester not-for-profit organizations are invited to promote their special events in “Planning Ahead.” To submit an event, visit www.HRGinc.net and click on “Planning Ahead” or for more information, please call 761-7111. Events are compiled in cooperation with Association for Development Officers Inc. www.adoonline.org


JANUARY SPOTLIGHT

PHOTO GALLERY: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON

Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon has been serving youth for 105 years. In its long and distinguished history the club has helped produce leaders in business, sports and entertainment. The club is committed to continuing its tradition of “GREAT FUTURES START HERE.” The mission of Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon is to enable all young people especially, those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive caring, responsible citizens. The club was originally a recreational outlet for boys, but as the needs of our community increased the club began to serve girls. In 1991, the Boys Club officially became the Boys & Girls Club. TODAY THE CLUB FOCUSES ON THREE AREAS FOR ALL ITS MEMBERS. 1. Academic Success: We want all our members to be on track to graduate from high school with a plan for their future. Over the past three years 100 percent of club high school seniors who attended more than 52 times during the year graduated from high school. 2. Community Service: We believe that if you engage young people in community service at a young age they will become lifelong service providers. They will become part of the solution as opposed to contributing to the problems. Over the past three years club members have logged more than 5,000 hours of community service. 3. Healthy Lifestyles: The club promotes healthy lifestyles through a variety of programs. Healthy cooking demonstrations, a healthy snack program that provides a daily piece of fruit. The club has also installed healthy vending machines. The healthy lifestyle initiative aims to reduce disease and unhealthy behaviors. The club has a budget of $800,000 and depends on three major fundraisers to provide the funding necessary to continue to offer life-altering programs. The club serves more than 1,400 youth annually and averages 110 youth daily. Our annual GALA, our largest fundraiser, will be held on Wednesday March 29th at the beautiful Surf Club in New Rochelle. This year’s honorees include: Westchester District Attorney Tony Scarpino, MacQuesten Development Managing Director Joe Apicella, Montefiore Medical Center President and CEO Steven M. Safyer, MD, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, and The Greater Hudson Valley Links. The Club has an active and engaged Board of Directors led by retired Mobil Executive Jeanette Jones. For more information about Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, visit the website bgcmvny.org or contact Chief Professional Officer Mel Campos at 914 668-9580 or melvinc_2001@yahoo.com

Marsha Gordon & 2014 Youth of the Year Alyssa Diggs

2014 YOY Alyssa Diggs 2015 YOY Jaron Dobson 2016 YOY Nathaly Burgoss & Future YOY candidate Jordan Harris

Staff Member Danaejah Flagg Actor/Comedian/Board Member JB Smoove. NBA Champion/Club Alumus Gus Williams Knick Legend John Starks Club Member Sanai Nicholas Teen Member Danny Burgos at the 2016 GALA

Golf outing honorees Tony Fiorentino and Dr. Stephen Nicholas with BGC CPO Mel Campos and Ed Lowes Moore.

The Revelators performing at BGCMV 2016 annual gala.

NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER: OVERHEAD ISN’T A FOUR-LETTER WORD

WHY GIVE? “I serve on the board of the Boys & Girls Club because I am passionate about the mission of the club which is to help enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We have a positive impact on so many children in the Mount Vernon community every single day.”

Fred Schwam Vice President of Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors

Joanna Straub Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester

As the year drew to a close, many people generously contributed to causes that were important to them. Actually, let me correct that: People SAID they donated to a cause, but really they donated to a nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations work to cure disease, provide quality childcare, maintain green spaces, share vibrant cultural experiences and ensure that people have a decent place to call home. Every single resident of our county benefits from the network of services provided by nonprofits. These programs and services are carefully crafted and implemented by skilled professionals and they cost money to run. Offices must be rented, equipment purchased and technology upgraded for efficiency. These are all things everyone agrees that a business needs to operate. But all too often, nonprofits are held to a different standard. The problem is donors want to see their money go directly to help people and not to overhead. Even nonprofits are guilty of falling into this trap. I cringed when I recently

heard a radio ad campaign touting an organization’s low overhead rate. But it isn’t about overhead. In many cases, nonprofits are running a very important race with one hand tied behind their back. If donors demand low overhead, they skimp on important investments and capacity-building efforts such as training, planning, evaluation and internal systems. These are the things that help nonprofits do their best work. So next time you consider making a donation, look for results instead of the overhead rate. Ask these questions: Are they setting and achieving important goals? Are they making progress? Just as is the case with for-profit organizations, it might take years of development before they succeed. So instead of worrying about overhead, invest in organizations because they get results – something they can’t do it if they don’t invest in organization building. Learn more about Nonprofit Westchester www.npwestchester.org, and be sure to follow us on Facebook.com/npwestchester and Twitter @NPWestchester

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Tarrytown considers waterfront development ideas BY ALEESIA FORNI aforni@westfairinc.com

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fter years of studies, planning and gathering feedback, village officials unveiled an array of possible development scenarios for the area surrounding the Metro-North train station and village hall in Tarrytown. “Because it’s our village, it’s up to us to decide what changes we want and how we want it to serve us in the future, what we want it to be,” said David Aukland, a member of the planning board. “That’s precisely

Tarrytown Metro-North station. Photo courtesy MTA

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what’s been happening down at the station area. We are taking a collective look.” The development ideas are part of “Tarrytown, Connected,” a report that outlines a framework for the redevelopment of the waterfront area that runs from the Department of Public Works at 4 Division St. to the American Independent Paper Co. site at 15 Depot Plaza. Officials presented the report during an informational meeting on Jan. 5. “It’s a very exciting project and a re-look at the waterfront and this area around the village hall,” Mayor Drew Fixell said. “It has a lot of potential, and it’s very busy now, and it’s going to take a real hard look to figure out what we ought to do with it.” Following the success of Hudson Harbor, a waterfront residential and commercial development at 11 River St. near the Tarrytown train station, village officials said that area has seen increased interest from developers. “The point of (Tarrytown, Connected) is to really put the village in the driver’s seat,” said Melissa Kaplan-Macey, principal of Collaborative Planning Studio, a Larchmont-based urban planning consulting firm hired by the village. “We really want to be in a position where the village isn’t just reacting to something and making a decision based on (a developer) coming to the village, but really understands what we’d like to see happen.” The concepts detailed in the report were designed to help illustrate the various impacts associated with a number of land uses for the waterfront and station areas, Kaplan-Macey said. In a “park concept”, the waterfront area includes expanded parkland surrounding the Tarrytown Boat Club at 236 Green St. A “destination concept” includes a boutique hotel and a waterfront mixed-use area, with ground-floor retail and restaurants below residential units. A third concept transforms the waterfront into a residential neighborhood with public open space. The report also outlined residential and commercial development ideas for the site surrounding village hall along Depot Plaza. Kaplan-Macey said that the concepts included in the report are not development proposals. Instead, they were designed to “provide a point of reference for what different scenarios could look like with some costs and benefits.” The report is the result of a two-year study headed by a steering committee composed of members from Tarrytown’s board of trustees and planning board, a representative from the Westchester County Planning Department, village residents and business owners.

Aukland, who is co-chair of the steering committee, said the study was an effort “to try and get ahead” of any development proposals. “As all of this change is coming along, the board has wanted to be sure that whatever is coming next really is right for the village, right for all of us, not just for a developer here or some industrial owner there,” he said. Prior to publishing the report, the steering committee took in public comment from its website and hosted open houses and public meetings. “Not everybody agreed, but we felt like there was a clear consensus around these conversations about a vision,” KaplanMacey said. That vision includes making the area more walkable and pedestrian-friendly. The report also identified a number of capital improvements the village could undertake, including the reopening of a pedestrian tunnel that connects the Metro-North station to the waterfront. “That’s a big piece of the connectivity,” Kaplan-Macey said. The study also explored the idea of relocating village-owned parking lots that sit on “very critical” property on both sides of the Metro-North station. “I think most people – possibly not everybody – would agree that cars sunbathing all day is perhaps not the highest and best use,” she said. Kaplan-Macey stressed that various developments happening around Tarrytown should “not be a bunch of piece parts, but really, a whole.” “We’re framing this as part of an economic development strategy for the village, so that what happens here isn’t happening in isolation,” she said. “It’s important that this is well connected to the fabric of the village in many ways.” The station area is zoned for a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses, but officials said that in order to realize the village’s vision for the area, rezoning may be necessary. Additionally, the village plans to make amendments to its comprehensive plan to reflect its vision for future development. Joan Raiselis, a planning board member and co-chair of the steering committee, said those revisions could take about two years. “There has been a lot of interest by developers already in this area and we’re sort of putting them off a little bit, because we want to make sure this framework is concrete enough that we can hand it to them and say, ‘Try to work within this framework,’” she said. “After that, it’s sort of anybody’s bet.”


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BY ALAN BRISKMAN

Proactive planning the key to successful renovations

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ost successful renovations are the result of smart planning. A proactive planning approach can help sidestep headaches that might otherwise plague a remodeling or expansion project. Clarifying some questions up front helps solidify specific project goals. • What factors are driving the renovation? They can include upgrading systems, installing new technology, upgrading finishes, new tenants, changes in space

function and a desire to enhance aesthetic appeal. What issues will affect the schedule? Will work take place while the building is occupied or will it involve phased moves? What’s the budget? Does it include all available funds? Has room been left for contingencies? What outside entities such as regulatory agencies will the renovation team deal with? What are the quality expectations for

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various aspects of the project? Can the budget realistically support these expectations?

EFFECTIVE TEAM

A crucial element for a renovation process is having the best project team for the job. The first step is to find the right architectural and interior design team. It’s important to do research by soliciting proposals and conducting interviews to narrow the list. Another important step is hiring a reputable general contractor. Many project teams don’t bring a general contractor or construction manager into the process until after construction documents are completed. But the contractor’s role should begin at the concept stage, continue at least halfway through design development and pick up again when the job is bid. Involving the general contractor early can enhance communications, ensure harmonious relationships and maximize costefficiency. Drawing from extensive field experience, contractors can give valuable input on the project’s preliminary budget. They also can attest to the constructability of early design concepts and perform valuable engineering before a design is finalized or construction begins. Look for firms that are experienced in the type of renovation work the project will entail. Ask for specifics on budgets, schedules and change orders on the contractors’ past renovation projects. Be sure to obtain references from past clients and check them carefully. A critical member of the project team is the facility executive or representative for the project owner. Facility executives should establish a single point of contact with a project team member who consistently attends job meetings. At job meetings and on the construction site, the facility executive makes important decisions, helps resolve unanswered questions and holds team members accountable for their respective responsibilities.

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To eliminate problems, the project team should conduct research on the building in which renovations will take place. This will require some added spending but is far less expensive compared with the cost of dealing with problems later. Site homework can be budgeted into the project. A helpful step is to thoroughly evaluate existing conditions, including the age and operating condition of all mechanical and electrical systems, condition of the building and its ability to support any renovations, quality of existing utilities, accuracy of past site evaluations and any historic elements. Without a preliminary site evaluation,

unforeseen conditions uncovered during construction — the presence of asbestos, lead or toxic mold — can bring the renovation to a halt and lead to costly redesign. Also, involve the local building inspector early in the process. Request that all zoning, fire, seismic and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements be inspected thoroughly so that the building meets current codes. By addressing code issues from the beginning, the inspector essentially can become an advocate who helps implement the project. If a regulatory entity such as a historic review committee or an environmental agency is overseeing the project in some capacity, it should be involved early on as well. The goal is to form a cohesive, team-oriented relationship before construction begins.

REALISTIC SCHEDULE

A frequent misconception is that renovation work should be quicker than new construction. The key to an effective project schedule is to keep it realistic, developed after careful evaluation of all issues such as weather and potential tenant disruption that drive the project’s timing. Start with the date that the renovated space must be ready and work backward. Be sure to allocate sufficient time for each phase, including pre-design services, design and construction. The design review process, time to order materials, and the contracting relationship also need to be calculated into the final schedule. The goal of the project schedule is to keep the renovation flowing smoothly without sacrificing quality of construction work or going over budget. Delays resulting from unforeseen existing conditions have the largest impact on the budget. All subsequent project issues should be addressed and resolved as they arise so obstacles that could compromise the schedule are dealt with immediately.

CONTINGENCY BUDGET

Even the most carefully planned project can hit surprises. To handle unforeseen setbacks, have a contingency budget of about 15 percent above the budget so that unexpected costs can be handled within budget parameters. Taking a proactive approach when planning a renovation helps minimize problems during the construction process. It requires up-front consideration and legwork, but proactive planning improves the likelihood of a high-quality, cost-efficient project of which both the project team and owner can be proud. Alan Briskman is an architectural, planning and construction consultant and a principal with PTS Contracting, a general contractor in White Plains. He can be reached at alan@ptscontracting.com or 914-447-4494.


New Rochelle seeks proposals for fire station parcel BY BILL HELTZEL bheltzel@westfairinc.com

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ew Rochelle Fire Department Station 1, as its name implies, is located centrally in the downtown, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is that firefighters can respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies. But the station takes up nearly threefourths of an acre of land in a part of town the city is promoting as a desirable residential alternative to New York City. From a developer’s point of view, a two-story, 50-year-old fire station is a waste of valuable real estate. Now New Rochelle officials are looking for a way to put the site to better use.   It has issued a request for proposals for a 28-story mixed-use building on the cityowned parcel. This is the tricky part. The station at 45 Harrison St. must be demolished. But whoever wins development rights must retain and improve the firefighting services, either on site or elsewhere. At no time can the fire service be interrupted. The city will give preference to proposals that provide for a new fire station that includes about 40,000 square feet of indoor space and 20,000 square feet outdoors for training and parking. Developers who want to relocate the fire station must find a place nearby, between North Avenue, Stephenson Boulevard, Main Street and Interstate 95. Proposals that do not include a new fire station must demonstrate the benefits of the city relocating the station and must be worth at least $6.7 million, the appraised value of the Harrison Street property. The fire station occupies 30,492 square feet on a parcel near Huguenot and Main streets and I-95. It was built in 1966 and includes a five-bay garage, kitchen, sleeping area, maintenance facility, administrative offices, emergency medical services offices and classrooms. Nearby are the New Roc City retail and entertainment complex, Monroe College

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facilities, Social Security Administration offices, a Radisson Hotel, Trump Plaza condominiums and the New Rochelle Transportation Center. Developers have the option of taking over Cedar Street, next to the site, adding about 36,000 square feet, for a total of 66,000 square feet. The parcels are zoned for 24 stories, but developers can get approval for another four floors by providing benefits to the community, such as public space or paying into a community benefits fund. Residential projects must allocate 10 percent of the space for affordable housing or pay into an affordable housing fund. The winning proposal may include any combination of mixed uses that align with the city’s master plan, developed in 2015 by

RDRXR, a joint venture of RXR Realty and Renaissance Downtowns. New Rochelle hopes to attract $4 billion in investment downtown by transforming 279 acres around the transportation center. The city is positioning itself as an ideal place for millennials, empty nesters, artists and entrepreneurs to live and work, just a half hour away from Grand Central Terminal  on the Metro-North New Haven line. The idea is to create more than 12 million square feet of new space for retail, restaurants, offices, 6,300 residents and 1,200 hotel rooms. The city has paved the way for quick development. It has rezoned the project area to accommodate higher-density development and a variety of uses. It has

finished the costly, time-consuming State Environmental Quality Review Act evaluation for the entire area. It has fast-tracked the development approval process. Several developments, ranging from six stories to 28 and encompassing 1,000 residential units, are already underway. City officials will host a tour of the fire station site on Jan. 25. Proposals must be submitted by March 10. An evaluation committee will rank proposals: financial aspect, 30 percent; solution to the fire station, 30 percent; financial capacity, 20 percent; design concept, 10 percent; and completion schedule, 10 percent. Depending on the quality of the proposals, a winner could be chosen in a day, Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon said, or in a couple of months.

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RITZ-CARLTON CONDO SALES: $33M IN 2016 THE RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, Westchester, the high-rise condominium complex in downtown White Plains, posted record sales totaling more than $33 million in 2016, according to a spokesman for the development. Twenty-two residences in the 42-story Tower II were sold last year at an average price per square foot of $705. Nine were penthouse residences with a median sale price of $2.23 million. Sixteen  of the total 333 residences in the two-tower complex on Renaissance Square remain available, according to the spokesman. “To describe 2016 as a very good year would be an understatement,” said Nancy Kennedy, a Houlihan Lawrence broker managing sales for the condominium tower. “Our sales activity has been brisk all year long and we expect it to continue into 2017. The high-end real estate market in Westchester is strong and buyers are responding to the unique luxury lifestyle

that we are offering.” “We are seeing quite a few buyers from Scarsdale as well as White Plains, Armonk and Mamaroneck,” Kennedy said in a news release. “These buyers like the fact that they can stay connected to their previous neighborhood while enjoying the many benefits of a Ritz lifestyle in the heart of downtown White Plains.” “We have gotten several buyers from Manhattan who prefer to have views of the city rather than be in the city,” she said. Residences in Tower II, where units are still available, range from 1,489 to 5,400 square feet and are priced from $960,000 to $4.5 million.

WARBY PARKER OPENS SLOATSBURG EYEWEAR FACTORY

WARBY PARKER, THE EYEWEAR RETAILER and manufacturer, officially opened its 34,000-square-foot optical lab in Sloatsburg on Jan. 11. It’s the first such facility the Manhattan-based company has fully owned. The Rockland County factory, equipped

for assembling glasses and finishing prescription lenses, will create up to 128 jobs over the next five years in exchange for the company’s receipt of $1.32 million in state tax credits through the state’s Excelsior Jobs Program. The company last summer said it would open the factory with about 15 employees. Warby Parker officials said the company will retain more than 250 jobs at its New York City headquarters and an additional 150 jobs at its five retail locations in the city. “Opening our first optical lab represents a significant milestone for both our customers and our team,” David Gilboa, Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO, said in a press release. “Warby Parker has always operated as a sustainable, vertically integrated business. This is the next step in taking more control over our supply chain and will enable us to serve our customers in a faster, more personalized way.” Warby Parker sells designer prescription eyewear and sunglasses online and in nearly 50 retail outlets nationwide. For the approximately $15 million construction project in Sloatsburg, said Neil Blumenthal, also a co-founder and co-CEO, “We designed the interior to look and feel like any other Warby Parker space, while maintaining the functional elements of a traditional optical lab with its advanced machinery and state of the art conveyor

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OWEN JOINS GREINER-MALTZ GREINER-MALTZ REALTY ADVISORS HAS HIRED Lisa Owen as an associate broker to specialize in investment sales and leasing of commercial property in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Owen has 25 years of commercial real estate experience. Previously, she worked with Houlihan Lawrence. She has closed transactions valued at more than $2 billion in various asset classes. Owen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California. In announcing the hiring, Ayall Schanzer, president and CEO of GreinerMaltz, cited Owen’s analytical skills, attention to detail, focus on client satisfaction and deep knowledge of real estate. Greiner-Maltz operates in Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City and Long Island. — John Golden, Bill Heltzel

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EF Academy opens $22 million residence hall in Thornwood BY ALEESIA FORNI aforni@westfairinc.com

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$22 million, 55,000-squarefoot residence hall constructed on the 97-acre campus of EF Academy in Thornwood recently opened its doors to a new group of high school students. The four-story residence hall was finished in September and joins the private boarding school’s 350,000-square-foot main campus building. The recently renovated main building includes residences, a café, library, classrooms, administrative offices and athletic facilities. The site is also home to a second 50,000-square-foot academic building. More than 700 students ages 14 to 19 attend the school in the town of Mount Pleasant. According to school officials, this new residence hall positions the academy to gradually increase its enrollment over the next 15 to 20 years and potentially accommodate 1,500 students. EF Academy, an affiliate of Switzerlandbased EF Education First Ltd., bought the former Thornwood Conference Center property at 582-590 Columbus Ave. for $17 million from the Legion of Christ. The Legionaries, a Roman Catholic order of priests who used the site for its headquarters and a training seminary, suffered financial losses after scandalous revelations about the order’s founder surfaced following his death in 2008. The Legionaries acquired the property for $33.7 million in 1996 from IBM Corp., which built the corporate conference center. Shawna Sullivan Marino, a director with EF Education First, said the new residence hall represents the latest milestone in the ongoing revitalization of the campus. When EF Academy acquired the building in 2014, the for-profit school undertook a $27 million, four-month interior and exterior renovation to convert the former IBM buildings to its new use as a boarding school. “Whenever possible, we sought to work with local construction partners on the project, which created a significant number of temporary construction jobs,” Marino said. White Plains-based Scully Construction was one such partner. The company built the 250-bed residence on “a very tight construction schedule,” according to co-owner Brian Keating. Ground was broken on the residence hall in January 2016. Marino said the residence hall will increase tax revenues to the town as well as provide community members and students with cultural exchange opportunities. EF Education First also owns the EF International Language Center in

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The Business of Council of Westchester commissioned a report in 2012 by Energy Strategies Inc. that estimated a drain of $11.5 billion from the local economy if Indian Point were to close. The New York Independent System Operator, the nonprofit that manages the state’s electrical grid, said this year in a filing to the state Public Service Commission that “retaining all existing nuclear generators is critical to the state’s carbon emission reduction requirements as well as maintaining electric system reliability.” Concerns about the impact on energy costs and reliability, as well as to the overall economy of Westchester, were voiced immediately following the announcement. Local 1-2 New York, a union representing 350 Indian Point operators, released a statement critical of Cuomo. “The fact remains that there is absolutely no infrastructure in place now, nor will there be in 2021, that will provide clean, zero emission power that Indian Point supplies today,” said James T. Slevin, president of the union. Arthur Kremer, chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance, a group that advocated for the relicensing of the plant, blamed a “toxic business environment” for the closure. “Indian Point has been the backbone of New York’s electricity system for over 40 years,” Kremer said. “Its closure in 2021 will mean fewer jobs, higher electricity costs, lost economic opportunity, higher taxes and higher emissions for Westchester and the region.” But the deal was widely praised by environmental groups in the Hudson Valley. Riverkeeper called the deal a “landmark agreement.” “This agreement provides what we’ve been fighting for for decades: a definite early closing date for Indian Point – our biggest existential threat in the region,” Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said. “It’s a win for the safety of our communities, a win for the Hudson River and all the rich variety of life within it and a win for a clean,

sustainable energy future.” Both local and national environmental advocacy groups, including Scenic Hudson, the National Resources Defense Council, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Friends of the Earth, released statements praising the decision as well. “The accelerated closure and other provisions of the settlement will protect the health and safety of New Yorkers and the integrity of the Hudson River,” said Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson in the joint press release with Riverkeeper. At a press conference, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino pointed to Cuomo’s advocacy for a multibilliondollar ratepayer subsidy to three upstate nuclear plants, approved in 2016 as part of the state’s Clean Energy Standard, which he called “incredible hypocrisy.” “Are lives in the southern part of the state more precious than lives upstate,” asked Astorino, a Republican who opposed Cuomo for governor in 2014. “How do you equate that in his mind? That it is unsafe here, but OK up there.” Cuomo has pitched upstate nuclear plants as an emission-free energy bridge to a future where the state draws at least half of its energy from renewable sources. But he also maintained that Indian Point’s location in the New York metropolitan region made it too dangerous. Astorino recognized the economic factors that Entergy cited in its closure, but said Cuomo’s actions helped force the plant’s closing as well. “It is very hard to do business in this state if you are getting beat to death by the state,” Astorino said, adding Cuomo was antagonistic to Entergy to the point it “cried uncle and gave up.” Astorino said the county stands to lose $4.5 million it gets yearly from Entergy. The town of Cortlandt will lose about $1 million per year and the village of Buchanan about 46 percent of its tax levy, according to Linda Puglisi, the Cortlandt town supervisor. “Everyone will be significantly impacted financially, most importantly our taxpayers,” Puglisi said at the press conference following Astorino. Puglisi called on Cuomo to create a panel to study the economic and environmental impacts of the plant’s shutdown. Those impacts will include the Hendrick Hudson School District. Superintendent Joseph E. Hochreiter said the school district stands to lose more than $23 million from its operating budget without tax dollars from Entergy. “I can tell you that if 30 percent of our revenue dries up, we’re going to have to make some very dangerous and very unfortunate decisions,” Hochreiter said.


FACTS & FIGURES BANKRUPTCIES MANHATTAN D.C.T.N.Y. Corp. 510 E. 80 St., No. 15E, New York 10075. Chapter 7, voluntary. Represented by Allen G. Kadish. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 17-10019-shl. Tokyo Park Ltd. 252-B West 37 St., New York 10018. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Jonathan S. Pasternak. Filed: Jan. 9. Case no. 17-10031.

WHITE PLAINS Lewis Avenue Dobbs Ferry LLC. 6 Lewis Ave., Dobbs Ferry 10522. Chapter 7, voluntary. Represented by Lewis Avenue Dobbs Ferry LLC. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 17-22015-rdd.

COURT CASES ARC of Westchester/NYSARC Inc. Filed by Angela Williams. Action: job discrimination (race). Attorney: Paul N. Cisternino. Filed: Jan. 9. Case no. 7:17-cv-00135. Barr Laboratories Inc. et al. Filed by Mohammad Daud Hosain-Bhuiyan. Action: diversity action. Attorney not listed. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 7:17-cv00114-UA. Bloomin’ Brands Inc. Filed by Christopher DeGroat. Action: job discrimination (sexual harassment). Attorney: Evan M. Foulke. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 7:17-cv-00084-NSR. Credico USA LLC et al. Filed by Xiaoj Zheng. Action: FLSA: prohibited acts. Attorney: Jill Stephanie Kahn. Filed: Jan. 10. Case no. 7:17-cv-00168. D.P.O. Building Maintenance & Construction Inc. Filed by the trustees of the District Council 9 Painting Industry Insurance and Annuity Funds. Action: E.R.I.S.A.– delinquent contributions. Attorney: Dana Lynne Henke. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 7:17-cv00083-NSR.

Items appearing in the Westchester County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bob Rozycki c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 3 Westchester Park Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680

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Endico Potatoes Inc. Filed by CSX Transportation Inc. Action: ShermanClayton Act. Attorney: John William Hoefling. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 7:17-cv00061-NSR.

125th 33 Mamaroneck LLC, et al, Tuckahoe. Seller: Emigrant Bank. Property: 200 Martine Ave., White Plains. Amount: $6.1 million. Filed Jan. 4.

9-11 Riverdale JMB LLC, New Hyde Park. Seller: 9-11 Riverdale Realty LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 9 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $700,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. Filed by Frank and Renee Pansini. Action: breach of contract – insurance. Attorney: Paul Christopher Ferland. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 7:17-cv-00040KMK.

146 Beech St LLC, Chestnut Ridge. Seller: Xian Guan Li, et al, Yonkers. Property: 146 Beech St., Yonkers. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 4.

American International Relocation Solutions LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa. Seller: Edward O’Donnell, et al, White Plains. Property: 60 Greenridge Ave., White Plains. Amount: $999,000. Filed Jan. 10.

Invest-N-Invoice Inc., et al. Filed by Fielding Properties LLC. Action: diversity action. Attorney: Joseph Francis Shea. Filed: Jan. 5. Case no. 7:17-cv-00056-CS. Iviewit Holdings Inc. Filed by Kevin J. Conner and Connow & Associates PC. Action: breach of fiduciary duties. No attorney listed. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 7:17-cv-00048. Kittrich Corp. Filed by Leason Ellis LLP. Action: diversity-breach of contract. Attorney: Cameron Sean Reuber. Filed: Jan. 4. Case no. 7:17-cv00059-VB. Oceanside Institutional Industries Inc. Filed by the trustees of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning Workers and Allied Industries Health Fund, Workers United. Action: E.R.I.S.A.– delinquent contributions. Attorney: David C. Sapp Jr. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 7:17-cv00082-NSR. Soft Drink and Brewery Workers and Delivery Employees, Industrial Employees, Warehousemen and Helpers and Miscellaneous Workers, Greater New York and Vicinity Local Union No. 812. Action: labor: suits by and against labor organizations. Attorney not listed. Filed: Jan. 9. Case no. 7:17-cv-00137. St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Filed by Denise Villara. Action: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Attorney: Lauren Bisordi Lepore. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 7:16-cv-09693-CM. Teds of Fayville Inc. Filed by Pablo Rivera Jr. Action: diversity-motor vehicle/wrongful death. Attorney: Richard Michael Franchi. Filed: Jan. 6. Case no. 7:17-cv-00104.

DEEDS Above $1 million 1053 Boston Post Road A LLC, Pound Ridge. Seller: Spank Me LLC, Pound Ridge. Property: 1053-1115 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Jan. 4.

500 Lexington Avenue Realty Corp., Mount Kisco. Seller: LRB Cleaners Inc., Chenango Forks. Property: 500 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Jan. 10.

Bank of America N.A. Seller: Jodi Ann Mosiello, Purchase. Property: 221 S. Third Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $591,831. Filed Jan. 10.

609 Sawmill Realty LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Edward Anthony Conchiglio, Ocala, Fla. Property: 609 Sawmill Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed Jan. 4.

Beniny LLC, Jefferson Valley. Seller: Jeffrey Schachne, Katonah. Property: 3630 Hill Blvd., Yorktown. Amount: $330,000. Filed Jan. 5.

609 Sawmill Realty LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Edward Anthony Conchiglio, et al, Ocala, Fla. Property: 609 Sawmill Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 4.

Bezo Enterprises LLC, Rye. Seller: Frank Conklin, et al, Campbell Hall. Property: 52 Montrose Station Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $465,000. Filed Jan. 9.

Fortress Investment Group LLC, New York City. Seller: MK LCP Rye LLC. Property: 699 Westchester Ave., Rye. Amount: $18 million. Filed Jan. 10.

Crossing Release Parcel Owner LLC, Rye. Seller: Cortlandt Town Center LLC, Rye. Property: 3131 E. Main St., Cortlandt. Amount: $27,090. Filed Jan. 6.

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Seller: Bruce L. Bozeman, Mount Vernon. Property: 12 Brittany Lane, New Rochelle. Amount: $4.6 million. Filed Jan. 9. Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co., New York City. Seller: Sleepy Hollow Local Development Corp., Sleepy Hollow. Property: Beekman Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Jan. 6.

Below $1 million 10 Hillbright Corp., Yonkers. Seller: Vivian Mei-Hsien Wang, New York City. Property: 130 Linn Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $270,000. Filed Jan. 6. 36 North Road Inc., White Plains. Seller: Lynette Holt, et al, Opa Locka, Fla. Property: 36 North Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $135,000. Filed Jan. 10. 5 The Crossing LLC, West Harrison. Seller: Frieda P. Denmark, et al, New York City. Property: 5 The Crossing, Harrison. Amount: $450,000. Filed Jan. 6. 600 Fifth Avenue Corp., Pound Ridge. Seller: Ridge Forest Realty Corp., Ridgewood. Property: 600 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Amount: $890,000. Filed Jan. 9. 64 Hillside Avenue LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Raymond D. Feeney, New Rochelle. Property: 64 Hillside Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $350,000. Filed Jan. 9.

Dogus Realty LLC, Rye Brook. Seller: Vincent D’Amico, White Plains. Property: 30 Greenridge Ave., Second floor, White Plains. Amount: $205,000. Filed Jan. 5. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: Paul J. Noto, Mamaroneck. Property: 79 Brook St., New Rochelle. Amount: $328,500. Filed Jan. 9. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: David B. Gelfarb, New York City. Property: 18 Gramercy Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $519,060. Filed Jan. 5. Global Real Estate USA Inc., New York City. Seller: Carmen Rivera, et al, Eastchester. Property: 83 Park Ave., Eastchester. Amount: $614,500. Filed Jan. 5. Horii Tekko Corp., Toyama, Japan. Seller: Global Real Estate USA Inc., New York City. Property: 29 Coolidge Ave., Rye. Amount: $970,000. Filed Jan. 5. Kepler Construction Corp., White Plains. Seller: Fannie Mae. Property: 242 10th Avenue South, Mount Vernon. Amount: $140,960. Filed Jan. 9. LDA Construction and Design Group Inc., Thornwood. Seller: Nita Saglibene, Thornwood. Property: Orchard St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $310,000. Filed Jan. 6.

MPCC Corp., New Rochelle. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 82 Rockdale Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $238,559. Filed Jan. 6. National Residential Nominee Services Inc. Seller: Jitendra Uppal, et al, Ardsley. Property: 17 Heatherdell Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $450,000. Filed Jan. 5. Pinnacle Rock Real Estate LLC, Wilmington, Del. Seller: Liam McLaughlin, White Plains. Property: 9 Apple Mill Lane, North Salem. Amount: $426,000. Filed Jan. 10. RH Brothers Builders LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Property: 9 Overlook Court, Cortlandt. Amount: $130,000. Filed Jan. 4. RNG LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Joco Properties Inc., Bronx. Property: 150 E. First St., Mount Vernon. Amount: $889,500. Filed Jan. 5. Sahni and Kanwal LLC, White Plains. Seller: Roc E. Celiant, et al, Yonkers. Property: 27 Thurman St., Yonkers. Amount: $294,000. Filed Jan. 4.

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BRIARCLIFF, 301 Long Hill Road East. Single-family residence; lot size: 1.19 acre. Plaintiff: CitiBank National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Stein, Wiener & Roth, 516-742-1212; 1 Old Country Road, Suite 113, Carle Place 11514. Defendant: Joan Cosgrive. Referee: Peter Rosato. Sale: Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Approximate lien: $708,860.59. BRONXVILLE, 55 Widway. Singlefamily residence; lot size: .17 acre. Plaintiff: Bank of America National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, 877-759-1835; 175 Mile Crossing Blvd., Rochester 14624. Defendant: Kil Chung Yun. Referee: Richard Grayson. Sale: Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $1,366,527.38. CORTLANDT MANOR, 20 Gabriel Drive. Single-family residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: The Bank of New York Mellon. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, 631-969-3100; 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore 11706. Defendant: Lucas Miguel Canela. Referee: Michael Amoclio. Sale: Jan. 30, 10:15 a.m. Approximate lien: $418,465.85.

Lent 81 LLC, Pleasantville. Seller: Clement S. Patti Jr., White Plains. Property: 164 Ravine Ave., 3B, Yonkers. Amount: $37,400. Filed Jan. 4.

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RECOGNIZING PUTNAM’S BEST IN BUSINESS

NEW BOARD OFFICERS AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice and resource for the business community, is calling for nominations to be considered for the chamber’s seventh annual “Best in Business” Trailblazer Awards. Nominations may be submitted online at pcctrailblazers.com by the deadline, Feb. 7. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner at Villa Barone on March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. Now in its seventh year, the awards ceremony brings the business community together to celebrate and honor the talent and success of those nominated by their peers. This year there are 18 new achievement categories: Company of the Year; Best “New” Company of the Year (must have been

Hawthorne-based  Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) has announced three new officers for its board of directors. Joan Rosen became chair, and Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw and Wendy Gardner were selected to serve as co-vice chairs. Rosen joined the board in 2012 and was previously vice chair. She succeeded Ann Pogue, who fulfilled two terms as chair and will remain on the board for an additional year. Leeuw has been an active member of the board since 2012. Gardner Joan Rosen also joined the board in 2012 and is the treasurer in addition to serving as co-vice chair. Jill Scheuer is returning to the board. She retired from the board in 2015 after serving for eight years. Although she had left the board, she remained involved in PPHP’s work. PPHP‘s announcement included a reference to the national political scene and Planned Parenthood being

launched in 2016); Most Innovative Company; Best Company Comeback; Most “Socially Responsible or Environmentally Friendly” Company; Most “Customer Friendly” Company; Best Company to Work For; Best Law Firm; Best Advertising/Marketing Company; Best Nonprofit Company; Best CEO/Executive; Best Sales Executive; Best Entrepreneur/Founder; Best Innovator; Best Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Business Web Site; Best Social Media Campaign of the Year and Best Restaurateur. Sponsorships are available ranging from $500 to $5,000. For more information, call 914330-7222 or info@putnamchamberny.org. For membership information, call President/CEO Bill Nulk at 845-225-8595.

a political target. Some on Capitol Hill have been vocal for years about wanting to kill federal funding for Planned Parenthood, although they have been unable to do so. That is almost certain to change under the Trump administration. PPHP said, “All members of the board of directors at PPHP are confident that Planned Parenthood will persevere through any challenges that lay ahead and the organization will continue to provide essential health care services, education programs and advocacy efforts.” PPHP is one of 56 affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and operates 10 health centers in Westchester, Rockland and Suffolk counties. In 2015, PPHP provided services to more than 34,000 patients in more than 59,000 visits. It offered more than 2,300 education and training programs, reaching 30,000 youth and adults. PPHP has served the community for 83 years.

GOOD THINGS HAPPENING BOMA WESTCHESTER ELECTS 2017 SLATE

LUSKIN NAMED CHAIRMAN OF JEWISH HOME BOARD The New Jewish Home, which operates the Sarah Neuman nursing home and rehabilitation center in Mamaroneck, has named Michael Luskin as chairman of the board. He succeeds Elizabeth Grayer, who had served as chairwoman since 2012. Luskin has been a director of The New Jewish Home since 1996. He is a partner at the New York law firm Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP

and a leading bankruptcy attorney. Luskin lives in Scarsdale with his wife, retired pediatrician Judith Luskin. The New Jewish Home serves 12,000 older adults each year both at their homes and in its facilities. In addition to Sarah Neuman, the organization operates a Manhattan campus and senior residences in the Bronx.

WHAT BOOKED PARTIES BOOKED Booked Parties, a Westchester online source for children’s birthday-party planning, reports it partnered with  The Westchester mall to present a  series of events last month to celebrate the launch of  PLAY Westchester, a new interactive children’s activity area located on the fourth floor. It’s adjacent to Savor, the new dining concept, which will open at The Westchester this spring. The firm curated fun, exciting and entertaining family events, including Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3, when A Maze in Pottery in

Briarcliff  was on site inviting the children who attended to  paint ornaments for the holidays that were to be donated to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a sponsor of PLAY Westchester.  On Dec. 20, Booked Parties partners Claire Gilvar and Meryl Lefkowitz were joined by Agi Shah, owner of A Maze in Pottery, and Meredith Buono Dagrossa, marketing and community relations manager  at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, to deliver and donate the special handmade ornaments  to the hospital’s child life department. 

Seated, from left, BOMA Westchester Past President Ian Ceppos; Caroline Malloy; Susan Curtis; William Bassett and Scott Tangredi. Standing, from left, John Lomurno; Jay Lapham; Cameron Paktinat; Robert Lupica and Vinny Finnegan.

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester County (BOMA) has elected its slate of officers for the 2017 term. William Bassett of Cushman & Wakefield is serving his second term as president of the organization. Susan Curtis of RXR Realty was chosen to be vice president. The secretary is Scott Tangredi of Reckson, a Division of SL Green. Cameron Paktinat of Colliers International is the treasurer. Also elected were six directors: Vinny Finnegan, Gedney Way Consultants LLC; Jay Lapham, Allegiance Realty Corp.; John Lomurno, GlobeOp Financial Services LLC; David Mann, Lighthouse Enterprises; Edward Miller, Celestial Capital Group LLC; and Caroline Molloy, Cushman & Wake-

field. BOMA’s allied representative is Robert Lupica of JP McHale Pest Management, and the public relations adviser is Dean Bender of Thompson & Bender. BOMA Westchester serves building owners, property managers and allied professionals and tradespeople. It is an affiliate of BOMA International, the oldest and largest association of the office building industry, with over 100 federated associations in the United States and around the world. The 17,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad. The officers were sworn in at an event held at the Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains.

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LSHV WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Alfred E. Donnellan, board chair of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) and managing partner at DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederker LLP in White Plains, has announced the addition of three new members to LSHV’s board of directors.  Sidney S. Rosdeitcher is of counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP in New York City, where he was a litigation partner until his retirement. He was with the Office of Legal Counsel at the Jean Anderson U. S. Department of Justice and was with the Federal Trade Commission.  He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where was on the Harvard Law Review. Sean Brady is a private wealth manager and supervisor at Clarfeld Financial Advisors in Tarrytown.  He is an investment adviser and financial planner to high-networth individuals and is responsible for the training and development of junior planners. Prior to Clarfeld, he was with Avalon Partners Inc. He graduated with honors Sean Brady from Queens College. Jean Anderson, a New Rochelle resident, has taught at Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle.  She worked for Westchester County’s Department of Social Services and was with Westchester County Opportunity Program’s Community Alcoholism Program, as well as the New York State Division for Youth.  Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of New Rochelle.  Barbara Finkelstein, CEO of LSHV, said the organization is “excited for their leader- Sidney S. Rosdeitcher ship and vision in support of our efforts to provide free civil legal services to tens of thousands of residents in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley each year.”  2017 marks the 50th anniversary of LSHV, which was initially named Westchester & Putnam Legal Services. Its attorneys assist low-income, disabled and vulnerable individuals and families in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties.  LSHV attorneys represent clients in areas such as children’s law and advocacy, elder law, domestic violence, disability law, eviction and foreclosure, health care and consumer fraud. 

DOBY NAMED PARTNER The law firm Goldberg Segalla has named Debra L. Doby of its White Plains office as partner. She was one of 14 attorneys elevated to partners recently throughout its 19 offices in nine states. Doby litigates complex workers’ compensation claims. She also counsels employers on Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance and conducts training seminars to minimize workplace accidents and related litigation. Debra L. Doby

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A.G. WILLIAMS PAINTING CELEBRATES 110TH ANNIVERSARY

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CREATES COUNCIL

From left, Arthur Williams, Joe Armentano, George Williams, Brian Lennon of Franklin and Lennon Paints.

From left, Rita Gilbert, Jennifer Hu Corriggio, Ray Planell, Steve Condon, Vincent Cucuzza, David Ringler, Karen Walsh, Kathy Rosenthal, Larry Thaul and Dale Akinla. Photo by Greg Jannacone

A.G. Williams Painting Co., located in Pelham and Old Greenwich and founded in 1906 by Arthur George Williams, recently celebrated 110 years of “Painting with Pride and Passion.” George Williams, current president and CEO, attributes the success and staying power of his family-run business to its professionalism and commitment to serving clients. As one of Westchester County’s leading painting companies, A.G. Williams has developed a loyal customer base. Despite a sales decrease in 2009, A.G. Williams embraced risks like investing in internal resources and reducing prices. “Rather than focusing on managing tasks, we focused on employee roles, achieving goals and adding resource managers,” said Williams. “We emphasized the value of collaboration and remained open to new ideas, putting into practice the concept that we are a team, not a group of individuals.” Long-time friend and customer Joe Armentano, CEO of Paraco Gas, said “You get the best customer service when you have caring people. On both sides with the workers and the bosses, everyone cares about everyone else. So, it’s a synergy and you have to maintain that commitment to go on for hundreds of years.” The company also continues to expand its dedication to social responsibility. In the last 10 years, A.G. Williams has donated more than $1 million in cash and services to charities throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties. “Giving back is part of who I am,” said George Williams. “It creates a better company culture that promotes volunteerism and encourages employees to go the extra mile.” “We built the company on top-quality and world-class service, and no matter how large we get we never want to lose those values,” added Arthur Williams, co-president and COO.

The Westchester Community Foundation has launched its Professional Advisory Council, a group of leading professional advisors dedicated to promoting philanthropy in Westchester. The council will work with professional advisors to help them be better prepared to talk with their clients about philanthropy. “Professional advisors play an important role in assisting their clients with their philanthropy and charitable giving,” noted Kathy N. Rosenthal, chairperson of the council and member of the foundation’s board of advisors. “They can also find it personally rewarding.” Jennifer Hu Corriggio, director of philanthropy and donor relations, will serve as the staff liaison for the council. The members of the inaugural council are: Kathy N. Rosenthal, Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP; Jose A. Reynoso, Clarfeld Financial Advisors; James T. Ausili, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP; Michael Markhoff, Danziger & Markhoff, LLP; Karen J. Walsh, Walsh & Amicucci LLP; Dale Akinla, Morgan Stanley; Rita K. Gilbert, Hyman & Gilbert; David Ringler, Merrill Lynch; Larry Thaul, Millenium Financial, Inc.; Steve Condon, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.; Vincent Cucuzza, Barnum Financial Group; Bill Zeltner, Wells Fargo Private Bank; Matt McCrosson, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP; and Raymond M. Planell, The Kensico Cemetery.

PROJECT MANAGER JOINS BARTON & LOGUIDICE Susan McKeever-Duys has joined Barton & Loguidice DPC, an engineering, planning, environmental and landscape architecture firm, as a project manager in the firm’s Newburgh office. A resident of Southeast, McKeeverDuys previously was a partner with Numas Sustainability in Brooklyn, where she provided solutions for corporate environmental health and safety and sustainability initiatives. With more than 24 years of experience, McKeever-Duys will manage environmental projects for the Newburgh office with responsibilities that include business development, project management and client communications. She gained an extensive background in strategic planning during her tenure as corporate environmental specialist with Philips Electronics North America. She also served as senior environmental engineer and supervisor for Ortho-McNeil Consumer Products Co. and as an environmental scientist for Metcalf & Eddy and was assistant director of administration for Columbia University’s Center of Environmental Research and Conservation. She earned her Master of Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Rutgers University.

NEW DIRECTORS AT NYMC’S LONG-TERM CARE CENTER Dr. Robert W. Amler, dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, has named Kenneth Knapp, assistant professor of health policy and management, and Hasanat Kenneth Knapp and Hasanat Alamgir Alamgir, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, as co-directors of the Center for Long-Term Care, formerly called the Center for Long-Term Care Policy and Research. Despite the name change, the center retains its mission of improving the quality of long-term care through research, education and public policy development. Knapp said, “The center’s primary purpose is to conduct multidisciplinary research to address the diverse health and social service needs of those in need of long-term care due to chronic illness or disability, both young and old. We are also interested in those providing care, both family caregivers and paid paraprofessionals. Long-term care remains at a critical juncture in the United States, due to demographic trends that leave more people needing care and fewer family caregivers available to provide that care, and also due to the high turnover rate among paid caregivers.” “The work of the center is as relevant now as it ever has been,” added Alamgir, “and our hope is that the results of our work will have impact and influence for years to come.”

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FACTS MOUNT VERNON, 60 Oak St. Twofamily residence; lot size: .05 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gross Polowy LLC, 716-204-1700; 1775 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville 14221. Defendant: Sharon Fisher. Referee: Anthony Pieragostini. Sale: Jan. 27, noon. Approximate lien: $773,339.43.

PEEKSKILL, 656 Ridge St. Singlefamily residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC. Plaintiff’s attorney: Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, 631-9693100; 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore 11706. Defendant: Anthony Cardillo. Referee: Danile Pagano. Sale: Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: $254,346.13.

MOUNT VERNON, 102 E. Devonia Ave. Single-family residence; lot size: .1 acre. Plaintiff: The Bank of New York Mellon. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fishkill 11254. Defendant: Kevin Codrington. Referee: Jerry Kebrdle II. Sale: Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $980,274.55.

WHITE PLAINS, 27-29 Beech St. Two-family residence; lot size: .17 acre. Plaintiff: Gross Polowy LLC, 716-2041700; 1775 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville 14221. Defendant: Mary Trainer Savage. Referee: Charles D’Agostino. Sale: Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Approximate lien: $517,770.35.

MOUNT VERNON, 262 E. Fourth St. Single-family residence; lot size: .14 acre. Plaintiff: Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Plaintiff’s attorney: Schiller & Knapp, 516-786-9069; 950 New London Road, Suite 310, Latham 12110. Defendant: Sylvester Kenneth Garrison. Referee: Kenneth Lyle Bunting. Sale: Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $424,280.49. NEW ROCHELLE, 308 Fifth Ave. Single-family residence; lot size: .09 acre. Plaintiff: U.S. Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, 585-987-2800; 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St., Rochester 14614. Defendant: Jesula Fauvel. Referee: Cassie Dogali. Sale: Jan. 24, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $549,170.64. NEW ROCHELLE, 501 Stratton Road. Single-family residence; lot size: .89 acre. Plaintiff: U.S. Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, 877-759-1835; 175 Mile Crossing Blvd., Rochester 14624. Defendant: Joseph Sanchez. Referee: Jeffrey Binder. Sale: Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $747,988.67. OSSINING, 9-11 Independence Place. Two-family residence; lot size: .35 acre. Plaintiff: MTGLQ Investors LP. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, 877-759-1835; 175 Mile Crossing Blvd., Rochester 14624. Defendant: Christopher Marconi. Referee: Patricia Moro. Sale: Jan. 24, 1 p.m. Approximate lien: $549,005.18.

WHITE PLAINS, 32 Independence St. Single-family residence; lot size: .06 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stern & Eisenberg PC, 215572-8111; 485 B Route 1 South, Iselin, N.J. 08830. Defendant: Estate of Marguerita Rose. Referee: Kevin Wright. Sale: Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $378,109.20. WHITE PLAINS, 36 Westchester View Lane. Single-family residence; lot size: .69 acre. Plaintiff: The Bank of New York Mellon. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, 877-759-1835; 175 Mile Crossing Blvd., Rochester 14624. Defendant: Francine Lewis. Referee: John Gifford Molloy. Sale: Jan. 24, 11 a.m. Approximate lien: $1,172,248.92. WHITE PLAINS, 87 Robertson Ave. Single-family residence; lot size: .15 acre. Plaintiff: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Leopold & Associates PLLC, 914-2195787; 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk 10504. Defendant: Jordan Martinez. Referee: Joy Joseph. Sale: Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $640,410.00. YONKERS, 68 Runyon Ave. Singlefamily residence; lot size: .29 acre. Plaintiff: Metalex Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Tucker Arensbert, 212-227-1440; 1550 One PPG Place, Pittsburg, Pa. 15222. Defendant: Crystal Glass Service RE Inc. Referee: David Gelfarb. Sale: Jan. 23, 9:15 a.m. Approximate lien: $88,367.00.

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YONKERS, 118 Maple St. Two-family residence; lot size: .03 acre. Plaintiff: Wilmington Trust National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Druckman & Sinel, 516-876-0800; 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury 11590. Defendant: Baruch Kupferstein. Referee: Robert Ryan. Sale: Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $557,043.75.

JUDGMENTS Active Fire Sprinkler Corp., Brooklyn. $50,653 in favor of Advanced Engineering and Inspection PLLC, Yonkers. Filed Jan. 5. Astute Search Group LLC, White Plains. $24,867 in favor of Employment Contractor Services Inc., Binghamton. Filed Jan. 4. Hacienda Don Juan Restaurant Corp., Mount Kisco. $14,699 in favor of KLG Computer Forensic LLC, Syosset. Filed Jan. 5. Marcel 201 LLC, New York City. $7,147 in favor of Schlaeffen Laundry Corp., Yonkers. Filed Jan. 6. Roc N Ramen 914 LLC, New Rochelle. $23,898 in favor of Pawnee Leasing Corp., Fort Collins, Co. Filed Jan. 6. Sherman Group LLC, Rye. $771,669 in favor of Mystic Industrial Park LLC, Glen Cove. Filed Dec. 30.

LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Abraham, Shirley, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $448,000 affecting property located at 42 S. Division St., New Rochelle 10805. Filed Aug. 28. Almodovar, Jennifer M., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $348,000 affecting property located at 145 Lefferts Road, Yonkers 10705. Filed Aug. 27.

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Amankwanor, Joseph, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $382,486 affecting property located at 318 S. Ninth Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 25. Bobolakis, George, et al. Filed by Suma Yonkers Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1.6 million affecting property located at 86 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale. Filed Aug. 26.

FIGURES Chalco, Jose, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $318,000 affecting property located at 64 State St., Ossining 10562. Filed Sept. 3.

Marzella, Nicholas, et al. Filed by E*Trade Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1 million affecting property located at 75 Bradley Ave., White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. 27.

Gallagher, Michael F., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $974,053 affecting property located at 135 Dellwood Road, Yonkers 10708. Filed Aug. 27.

Myrtil, Augustin, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 33 Florence Ave., White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. 25.

Gershfeld, Michelle G., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $500,000 affecting property located at 153 Salem Road, Pound Ridge 10576. Filed Aug. 25.

Oliver, Tamara, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $379,000 affecting property located at 10 S. 14th Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 28.

Haight, Norman E. Jr., et al. Filed by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 9 Waterview Estates, Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 28.

Phipps, Claude E., et al. Filed by Chase Home Finance LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $330,000 affecting property located at 67 The Court, New Rochelle. Filed Aug. 28.

Hendler, Les P., et al. Filed by Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $780,000 affecting property located at 10 Pinehurst Drive, Purchase 10577. Filed Aug. 27. Horton, Camille, et al. Filed by Everhome Mortgage Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $315,000 affecting property located at 5 Rita Lane, White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. 31. Isshiki, David, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $495,200 affecting property located at 30 Salem Road, Chappaqua 10514. Filed Aug. 25. Jacobi, Dennis P., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $521,600 affecting property located at 594 Palisade Ave., Yonkers 10703. Filed Aug. 27. Kim, Yang Sook, et al. Filed by Aurora Loan Services LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $650,000 affecting property located at 101 Huntley Drive, Ardsley 10502. Filed Aug. 28. Kraft-Taub, Suzanne L., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $519,200 affecting property located at 68 Oak Hill Road, Chappaqua 10514. Filed Aug. 27. Lichtenstein, Ira, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 37 Iroquois Road, Ossining 10562. Filed Aug. 26. Lopez, Luis, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $630,000 affecting property located at 560 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 10573. Filed Aug. 26.

Ponte, Christine, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $317,000 affecting property located at 24 Lake Marie Lane, Bedford Hills 10507. Filed Aug. 24. Rhoden, Jennifer, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $218,000 affecting property located at 976 Phoenix Ave., Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 24. Sadek, David, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1.2 million affecting property located at 27 Century Ridge Road, Purchase 10577. Filed Aug. 28. Samuel, Luis, as administrator and distributee and heir-at-law of the estate of Carol Jones-Moore, et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing LP. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located in Yonkers. Filed Aug. 24. Stone, Pamela J., et al. Filed by Citibank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $700,000 affecting property located at 12 Penwood Road, Bedford. Filed Aug. 31. Tassone, Kimberly Keating, et al. Filed by State of New York Mortgage Agency MRB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $177,100 affecting property located at 4 Agnew Farm Road, Unit C2, Armonk 10504. Filed Aug. 27. Wetterhall, Gladys, et al. Filed by Wilmington Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $135,000 affecting property located at 152 Third St., Verplanck 10596. Filed Aug. 27.

MECHANIC’S LIENS Christiana Trust, as owner. $7,500 as claimed by O’Conner Construction LLC, Yonkers. Property: in New Rochelle. Filed Dec. 30. Hartsdale Development LLC, as owner. $158,309 as claimed by Ferguson Enterprises Inc., Maspeth. Property: in Greenburgh. Filed Jan. 4. Oram Maris LP, as owner. $27,285 as claimed by Metro Painting and Renovation Corp., White Plains. Property: in White Plains. Filed Jan. 6. Seibold, Frank L., as owner. $17,783 as claimed by Ice House Construction Inc., Bronxville. Property: in Eastchester. Filed Jan. 5.

NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.

Partnerships CLV Home Improvement Services, 1 Glenwood Ave., Apt. 14H, Yonkers 10701, c/o Christopher Mims and Victor Hunt. Filed March 10.

Sole Proprietorships Baked by Kristin Z, 1818 Amazon Road, Mohegan Lake 10547, c/o Kristin Zulkeski. Filed March 9. Claudio’s Landscaping and Construction, 513 N. Division St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Claudio B. Suscal Roche. Filed March 10. Diana’s Beauty Salon, 2 Croton Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Diana Granda. Filed March 10. Elite Property Management Enterprises, 4 Pasadena Place, Mount Vernon 10552, c/o Jerome Yeiser. Filed March 10. Exclusive Guidance Services, 435 Washington St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Carlos P. Crespo. Filed March 10. M and I House Cleaning Service, 30 Calam Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Maria Isabel Mora Chunchi. Filed March 9. Northern Car Service and Limo, 35 Main St., Apt. 3, Ossining 10562, c/o Hector Amaury Sanchez Hidalgo. Filed March 9. Piedad T. Cleaning Service, 86 Hunter St., Ossining 10562, c/o Piedad L. Tello. Filed March 10.


FACTS R.C. Delivery, 230 Yonkers Ave., No. 4B, Yonkers 10701, c/o Francisco Z. Rivera. Filed March 8. RadioMickeyM, 8 Edgewood Park, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Michael D. Melillo. Filed March 8. RLL Management, 2 Canfield Ave., 436, White Plains 10601, c/o Robert Landers. Filed March 9. Rosa’s House Cleaning, 5 Fawcett St., Apt. 3, Port Chester 10513, c/o Rose Hernandez. Filed March 10. Salazar and Sons, 24 W. Hyatt Ave., Apt. 3, Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Gilberto Salazar. Filed March 8. Santizo Pool Service, 530 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Ulizar Santizo. Filed March 8. Sweet Temptations of New York, 17 Granada Crescent, White Plains 10603, c/o Lorie Nicholas. Filed March 8. The Hobby Shelf, 701 Pondside Drive, White Plains 10606, c/o Robert J. Spence, III. Filed March 10. TransformLaw, 152 Broadway, Unit 10, Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Vivienne O’Connor Gluck. Filed March 9.

PATENTS Data analytics and security in social networks. Patent no. 9,544,380 issued to Yu Deng, Yorktown Heights; Jenny S. Li, Danbury, Conn.; and Liangzhao Zeng, Yorktown Heights. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Detection of intrusion in a wireless network. Patent no. 9,544,320 issued to Guy S. Denton, Raleigh, N.C.; and Joshua Lackey, Snohomish, Wash. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Dry film solder mask composite laminate materials. Patent no. 9,545,011 issued to Sarah K. Czaplewski, Rochester, Minn.; Joseph Kuczynski, North Port, Fla.; Jason T. Wertz, Pleasant Valley; and Jing Zhang, Poughkeepsie. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Efficient configuration combination selection in migration. Patent no. 9,544,368 issued to John K. Baker, Taylorsville, Utah; Moises I. Galvan, Austin, Texas; Yunwu Huang, Chappaqua; Matthew A. Markley, Hays, Kan.; Amitkumar M. Paradkar, Mohegan Lake; Venkata Vinay Kumar Parisa, Charlotte, N.C.; and Birgit M. Pfitzmann, Valhalla. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

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Large-area monitoring using infrared imaging system. Patent no. 9,544,511 issued to Hendrick F. Hamann, Yorktown Heights; Levente I. Klein, Tuckahoe; and Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriquez, Croton-onHudson. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Below $1 million

Message switch file sharing. Patent no. 9,544,356 issued to Gennaro A. Cuomo, Durham, N.C.; Dinakaran Joseph, Apex, N.C.; Victor S. Moore, Lake City, Fla.; and Gregory L. Truty, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Cornerstone Family Healthcare, Cornwall-on-Hudson, as owner. Lender: Orange Bank and Trust Co., Middletown. Property: 24 Old Firehouse Road, Plattekill. Amount: $700,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Providing data security with a token device. Patent no. 9,544,301 issued to Gregory R. Hintermeister, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Selective password synchonization. Patent no. 9,544,281 issued to Brian R. Matthiesen, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; and Britton G. Thrasher, Mission Viejo, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Tracking interactive text-message communications. Patent no. 9,544,265 issued to Li-Lung Chao, Dana Point, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Visually depicting cloud resource utilization during execution of an application. Patent no. 9,544,399 issued to Lance Bragstad, Pine Island, Minn.; Bin Cao, Rochester, Minn.; James E. Carey, Rochester, Minn.; and Mathew R. Odden, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

HUDSON VALLEY

15 Railroad LLC, Kingston, as owner. Lender: Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Kingston. Property: 2-12 and 15 Railroad Ave., Kingston. Amount: $600,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Reichle, Jeffrey, Walden, as owner. Lender: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $325,000. Filed Jan. 4.

DEEDS

North Cherry Street LP, as owner. Lender: Hudson River Housing Inc. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed Jan. 5. North Cherry Street LP, as owner. Lender: TD Bank N.A. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed Jan. 5. Vineyard Estates LLC, et al, Monroe, as owner. Lender: TBG Funding LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 1 and 2 Kerestier Court, Monroe. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed Jan. 9.

185-17M Management LLC, Greenwood Lake. Seller: Tri-Star Management Inc., Monroe. Property: in Harriman. Amount: $850,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Bank of America N.A. Seller: John Cappello, Walden. Property: 11 W. Peenpack Trail, Sparrow Bush 12780. Amount: $215,672. Filed Jan. 10.

Eal Group LLC, Middletown. Seller: Fannie Mae. Property: 70 Irwin Ave., Middletown 10940. Amount: $60,000. Filed Jan. 3.

21st Mortgage Corp., Knoxville, Tenn. Seller: Betty J. Potenza, Highland. Property: 3 Aveonis Court, Unit F3, Fishkill 12524. Amount: $323,500. Filed Jan. 3.

Bank of America N.A. Seller: Stewart Glenn, Newburgh. Property: 757 Highway 1, Pine Island 10969. Amount: $403,305. Filed Jan. 9.

Electric Ace Holdings LLC, Red Hook. Seller: David A. Fell, et al, Red Hook. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $200,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Beacon Light Tabernacle Seventh Day Adventist Church Inc., Wappingers Falls. Seller: Lori Joseph Builders Inc., Beacon. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $225,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Equity Homes of New York Inc., Port Jervis. Seller: Libertyville Capital Group II LLC, Montgomery. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $85,000. Filed Jan. 3.

CN Direct Construction Inc., Bloomingburg. Seller: Harvey Yu, New York City. Property: in Greenville. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 5.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association. Seller: Charles E. Frankel, Newburgh. Property: 44 Johnes St., Unit 209J, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $263,680. Filed Jan. 4.

21st Mortgage Corp., Knoxville, Tenn. Seller: Kelly R. Brady, Poughkeepsie. Property: 5 Reynolds Ave., Poughkeepsie 12603. Amount: $115,000. Filed Jan. 5. 21st Mortgage Corp., Knoxville, Tenn. Seller: Leslie A. Baum, Walden. Property: 13 Highview Drive, Salisbury Mills 12577. Amount: $340,050. Filed Jan. 6.

Above $1 million

22-24 South Oakwood LLC, New Paltz. Seller: Richard A. Krug, et al, New York City. Property: 22-24 S. Oakwod Terrace, New Paltz 12561. Amount: $400,000. Filed Jan. 3.

703 SE 3rd St LLC, Pleasant Valley. Seller: Great Spring Management LLC, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Pleasant Valley. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Jan. 5.

37 Hkr Ave LLC, New City. Seller: James V. Brands, et al, Staatsburg. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $295,000. Filed Jan. 3.

Blackburne Homes LLC, Campbell Hall. Seller: Blackburne Development LLC, Campbell Hall. Property: in Hamptonburgh. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Jan. 3.

401 Main Street Pilates LLC, Red Hook. Seller: Simply Flowers Inc., Red Hook. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $325,000. Filed Jan. 5.

GP 711 Management LLC, Greenwood Lake. Seller: Goose Pond Corp., New York City. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 6.

43-45 Mill Hill Road LLC, Woodstock. Seller: Gerald L. Wapner, et al, Woodstock. Property: 43-45 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. Amount: $375,000. Filed Jan. 6.

IIP-NY 1 LLC, San Diego, Calif. Seller: Pharmacann LLC, Oak Park, Ill. Property: 14 Hudson Crossing Drive, Hamptonburgh. Amount: $30 million. Filed Jan. 10.

44 S Hamilton Street LLC, West Hempstead. Seller: Tsu-Ten Wu, et al, LaGrangeville. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $190,000. Filed Dec. 30.

Woodbury Complex D LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Menna Building Corp., Chester. Property: in Woodbury. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Jan. 5.

73 Kingston Holdings LLC, Port Jervis. Seller: Elaine Clark, Port Jervis. Property: in Port Jervis. Amount: $220,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Below $1 million

Amend Business Group LLC, New Windsor. Seller: John Steinberg Inc., Salisbury Mills. Property: in New Windsor. Amount: $220,000. Filed Jan. 5.

BUILDING LOANS Above $1 million

FIGURES

111 Chrystal Drive LLC, Mountaindale. Seller: Ernest O. Young, et al, Maybrook. Property: in Maybrook. Amount: $36,019. Filed Jan. 3. 14 Hooker Avenue LLC, West Hempstead. Seller: Tsu-Ten Wu, et al, LaGrangeville. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $160,000. Filed Jan. 3. 160 Grand Owners LLC, New York City. Seller: Joseph Clarke, Larchmont. Property: 160-A Grand St., Newburgh. Amount: $400,000. Filed Jan. 10. 1777 Route 44 LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Carolyn M. Field, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Pleasant Valley. Amount: $300,000. Filed Dec. 30.

Arcadia Fields LLC, Millbrook. Seller: Michelle Clark, New York City. Property: in Washington. Amount: $950,000. Filed Dec. 30. Arts on Site Residency and Retreat LLC, New York City. Seller: Robert J. Decker, et al, Plains, Montana. Property: in Wawarsing. Amount: $185,000. Filed Jan. 4. Atlantic North Properties Inc., Hempstead. Seller: Salvadore M. Sangi, et al, Kingston. Property: in Saugerties. Amount: $85,000. Filed Jan. 6. Bambrick Builders Inc., New Windsor. Seller: Jorguwe Frischknect, New Windsor. Property: Fifth Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $35,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Catskill Farms Inc., Eldred. Seller: Mary S. Adamian, Charlotte, N.C. Property: in Milan. Amount: $77,000. Filed Jan. 3. CitiMortgage Inc. Seller: Dianne B. Hanley, Katonah. Property: 15 Merrywood Road, East Fishkill 12590. Amount: $192,000. Filed Dec. 30. City of Middletown. Seller: Alta East Inc., Middletown. Property: in Middletown. Amount: $250,000. Filed Jan. 10. CJBD of LLC, Otisville. Seller: Larry C. Thompson, Otisville. Property: in Mount Hope. Amount: $140,000. Filed Jan. 3. Cornwall Apartments I LLC, et al, New York. Seller: Cornwall Park Townhouses LLC, New York City. Property: in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $11.8 million. Filed Jan. 10. Cornwall Realty 45 LLC, Cornwallon-Hudson. Seller: Academy Realty Enterprises LLC, New Windsor. Property: in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $503,000. Filed Jan. 5. Croton Holdings Inc., New York City. Seller: Thomas F. Saccoman, Jr., Catskill. Property: in Saugerties. Amount: $50,000. Filed Jan. 6. CWI Landholdings LLC, Walden. Seller: Gizzi Construction Inc., Walden. Property: 11 Ridge Ave., Walden 12586. Amount: $64,000. Filed Jan. 4. D 6-124 LLC, Monroe. Seller: William D. Owen, et al, Monroe. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 9. Dagney Properties LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Julio E. Ronda, et al, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $112,500. Filed Jan. 4. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: John E. Bach Jr., Goshen. Property: 59 Mulberry St., Middletown 10940. Amount: $81,100. Filed Jan. 5. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Seller: Jacqueline Martin, Poughkeepsie. Property: 150 Montgomery St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Amount: $180,500. Filed Jan. 6.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: Judith L. Lubinsky, Campbell. Property: 36 Drew Ave., Highland Falls. Amount: $262,510. Filed Jan. 10. Geppinew Holdings LLC, New York City. Seller: Fortune Stream Realty LLC, New Providence, N.J. Property: 38 Lutheran St., Newburgh. Amount: $60,000. Filed Jan. 10. GP 711 Management LLC, Greenwood Lake. Seller: Pond Parking Corp., New York City. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $300,000. Filed Jan. 6. Hani Holdings LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Christopher J. Porteous, et al, Hopewell Junction. Property: 12 Wonderland Drive, Hopewell Junction 12533. Amount: $235,500. Filed Jan. 5. Haven Hopes Group LLC, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Seller: Cheryl A. Lee, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 31 Firth St., Cornwall-on-Hudson 12518. Amount: $50,000. Filed Jan. 3. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Charles P. Obremski, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 110-112 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $316,861. Filed Jan. 3. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Terry D. Horner, Poughkeepsie. Property: 42 Maria Drive, Pawling 12531. Amount: $389,000. Filed Jan. 5. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Seller: John C. Cappello, Walden. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $79,241. Filed Jan. 9. Insource East Properties Inc., Happaugue. Seller: Fannie Mae. Property: 122 Upper Wisner Road, Warwick 10990. Amount: $140,000. Filed Jan. 4. JDDJ Real Estate LLC, Hopewell Junction. Seller: Kevin J. Scofield, Beacon. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $215,000. Filed Jan. 4. KHJH South Road LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Calvin Smith, et al, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Pleasant Valley. Amount: $130,000. Filed Jan. 4.

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FACTS KMT Holdings LLC, Porterville, Calif. Seller: Ronald L. Hansen, et al, Pine Bush. Property: 132 Stein Road, Pine Bush 12566. Amount: $220,000. Filed Jan. 4. KSV Properties LLC, Wallkill. Seller: Botrac Properties LLC, New City. Property: in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $72,000. Filed Jan. 6. M and C of Dutchess Inc., Miami Beach, Fla. Seller: 84 New Paltz Road LLC, Highland. Property: 84 New Paltz Road, Lloyd. Amount: $138,105. Filed Jan. 3. M&T Bank. Seller: Gerald N. Jacobowitz, Walden. Property: 6-8 Mills Ave., Middletown 10940. Amount: $141,100. Filed Jan. 9. MGH Properties 424 LLC, Rock Tavern. Seller: David S. Baker, Newburgh. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $65,100. Filed Jan. 6. Michael F. Pomarico Company LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Marlborough. Amount: $34,000. Filed Jan. 5. MidFirst Bank. Seller: Andrea L. Dumais, Walden. Property: 54 Southside Drive, Monroe 10950. Amount: $223,958. Filed Jan. 10. Minard Farms LLC, Clintondale. Seller: Sharon E. Strongman, et al, Highland. Property: in Plattekill. Amount: $149,999. Filed Jan. 5. New Windsor Property Holdings LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Ekjot LLC, New Windsor. Property: 68 Old Temple Hill Road, New Windsor 12553. Amount: $500,000. Filed Jan. 4. North Cherry Street Housing Development Fund Company Inc., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Hudson River Housing Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: 8 N. Cherry St., Poughkeepsie. Amount: $184,500. Filed Jan. 5. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla. Seller: Peter G. Botti, Goshen. Property: 149 Academy Ave., Middletown 10940. Amount: $135,123. Filed Jan. 5. Ody Aubrey Holdings LLC, Tarrytown. Seller: Slaight and Gauzza Real Estate LLC, Athens. Property: in Wappinger. Amount: $450,000. Filed Jan. 5.

YMB Holdings LLC, Suffern. Seller: Toni L. Iaccino, Elizaville. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $80,000. Filed Jan. 3.

Arzeno, Ingrid, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $193,431 affecting property located at 475 Gidney Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 22.

Sorelle Realty Inc., Middletown. Seller: John DeBeauvernet, Slate Hill. Property: in Middletown. Amount: $220,000. Filed Jan. 5.

JUDGMENTS

Berhman, Thomas, et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $256,248 affecting property located at 215 Peenpack Trail, Huguenot 12746. Filed Aug. 10.

Spring St 160 LLC, Monroe. Seller: William D. Owen, et al, Monroe. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 9. Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. Seller: Dennis P. Barr, et al, Newburgh. Property: 12 Old Pleasant Hill Road, New Windsor 12553. Amount: $335,000. Filed Jan. 6. Taconic Innovations Inc., Mount Vernon. Seller: Mary Jane Rende, Middletown. Property: in Walden. Amount: $200,000. Filed Jan. 5. Thalle Industries Inc., Briarcliff Manor. Seller: Kevin F. Dursee, et al, Fishkill. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $231,000. Filed Jan. 6. The Bank of New York Mellon. Seller: Barry Howard Friedman, Poughkeepsie. Property: 35 Roundtree Court, Beacon 12508. Amount: $421,500. Filed Jan. 6. The Bank of New York Mellon. Seller: Michelle Anderson, Newburgh. Property: 8 Division St., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $197,573. Filed Jan. 5. The Devereux Foundation, Villanova, Pa. Seller: Nicholas A. Visbeck, et al, Hyde Park. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $398,000. Filed Jan. 5. The Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, Nashville, Tenn. Seller: Ruben L. Rivera, New City. Property: 6 Highland Drive, Highland Mills 10930. Amount: $354,035. Filed Jan. 4. Town of Wallkill, Middletown. Seller: County of Orange, Goshen. Property: in Wallkill. Amount: $32,800. Filed Jan. 10. Triple Me Holdings Inc., Middletown. Seller: County of Orange, Goshen. Property: in Warwick. Amount: $9,500. Filed Jan. 6. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Laurence A. Clemente, Goshen. Property: 145 Racketts Road, Westtown 10998. Amount: $363,587. Filed Jan. 4. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Lee David Klein, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Dover. Amount: $183,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Ray Spiak Inc., Florida. Seller: Joseph F. Battiato, III, Chester. Property: 337, 339 and 341 Arcadia Road, Goshen. Amount: $110,000. Filed Jan. 5.

U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Property: 317 Mill Road, Rhinebeck 12572. Amount: $276,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Solid Step Properties LLC, New York City. Seller: Donald Koeppen, et al, Lecanto, Fla. Property: in Hurley. Amount: $85,500. Filed Jan. 6.

YMB Holdings LLC, Suffern. Seller: Randall M. Petagine, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $67,000. Filed Jan. 3.

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FIGURES

Solo Group LLC, Woodbury. Seller: Daniel Bertolino, Upper Nyack. Property: in New Windsor. Amount: $253,400. Filed Jan. 5.

Old Newburgh Properties LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Meng Lu, Cliffside Park, N.J. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $265,000. Filed Jan. 6.

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Castro and Sons LLC, Newburgh. $2,400 in favor of Brag LLC, Newburgh. Filed Dec. 10. Ed’s Seamless Gutters, Wallkill. $1,570 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor, Albany. Filed Jan. 6. Elite Mechanical Corp., Kingston. $427 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor, Albany. Filed Jan. 3. New World Catering Corp., Saugerties. $4,616 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor, Albany. Filed Jan. 3. Northeast REO Field Services Corp., Pine Bush. $44,670 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 19. Patrise LLC, Tuxedo. $8,162 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 19. Phoenix Entertainment Inc., New Hampton. $30,500 in favor of Mount Eve Enterprises LLC, Goshen. Filed Jan. 4. Santini’s Lawn Care Corp., Milton. $1,243 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor, Albany. Filed Jan. 3. The Remodeling and Renovations Inc., New Windsor. $969 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 19. Vanguard Renovation Corp., Rego Park. $14,454 in favor of AG Contractors Inc., Warwick. Filed Jan. 5. Westchester-Ellenville Hospital Inc., Ellenville. $873 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor, Albany. Filed Jan. 6.

LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Aruza, Albert F., et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing LP. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $218,500 affecting property located at 14 Lexington Drive, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 16.

Biscardi, Gary, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $192,000 affecting property located at 26 Lewis St., Unionville 10988. Filed Aug. 19. Bletsas, Helen, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $214,400 affecting property located at 163 Chambers St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 8. Borges, Migdalia, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $181,520 affecting property located at 19 Sherman Drive, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 12. Botchman, Gary E., et al. Filed by Christiana Trust. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $351,900 affecting property located at 36 Putters Way, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 16. Byrnes, John J. Jr., et al. Filed by Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $167,115 affecting property located at 100 Washington Ave., Montgomery 12549. Filed Aug. 11. Christian, Travis, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 69 Prospect St., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 12. Collins, William J., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $90,000 affecting property located at 76 Old Cahoonzie Road, Sparrow Bush 12780. Filed Aug. 22. Connors, Kari Denise, et al. Filed by Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $240,000 affecting property located at 55 Green St., Goshen 10924. Filed Aug. 9. Costa, Michael P., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $84,671 affecting property located at 105 Gidney Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 8. Costagliola, Catherine, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $65,000 affecting property located at 47 Bedford Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 8.

Davis, Jo Ann B., individually and as surviving spouse of Martin Davis, et al. Filed by Ditech Financial LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $186,500 affecting property located at 1 Palomino Terrace, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 10. Dimetro, Dominick, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $202,000 affecting property located at 38 New Paltz Road, Lloyd 12528. Filed Jan. 5.

Grand Newburgh Holdings LLC, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $390,000 affecting property located at 45/47 Grand St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 11. Guallpa, Luis, et al. Filed by Selene Finance LP. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $231,420 affecting property located at 5 Gedney Way, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 15.

Dunikowski, Andrea, et al. Filed by Sterling National Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 65 Long Lane, Wallkill 12589. Filed Jan. 6.

Hablow, Karin E., Orange County commissioner of finance as administrator of the estate of Ernest J. Anderson, et al. Filed by Santander Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 22 Forsyth Place, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 15.

Elfant, Angelika, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $336,000 affecting property located at 4 The Circle, Warwick 10990. Filed Aug. 4.

Ham, Jason D., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $275,297 affecting property located at 182 High Meadows Road, Walden 12586. Filed Aug. 23.

Estate of Marguerite A. Redmond, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $50,000 affecting property located at 1-3 Chestnut St., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 8.

Harper, Kenneth, et al. Filed by Citifinancial Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $247,182 affecting property located at 238 Country Club Drive, Florida. Filed Aug. 16.

Figueroa, Lisandra, et al. Filed by Wilmington Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $276,300 affecting property located at 19 Carpenter Road, Chester 10918. Filed Aug. 4.

Hendricks, Arlene T., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $178,062 affecting property located at 1490 Route 213, Esopus 12429. Filed Jan. 6.

Flynn, Daniel, et al. Filed by Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $54,750 affecting property located at 76 Store Road, Accord 12404. Filed Jan. 4.

Hudson, Andrea, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,800 affecting property located at 69 Schneider Ave., Highland Falls 10928. Filed Aug. 17.

Freese, Susan V., et al. Filed by Homebridge Financial Services Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $224,885 affecting property located at 57 E. Vacation Drive, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed Jan. 3.

Hudson, Kevin M., et al. Filed by Capital One N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $578,900 affecting property located at 28 Cardinal Drive, Washingtonville 10992. Filed Aug. 15.

Gedzelman, Richard, et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $211,095 affecting property located at 3 Glendale Road, Greenwood Lake 10925. Filed Aug. 9. Giametta, Haydee, as administratrix of the estate of Jose A. Colon, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $319,500 affecting property located at 419 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 19. Gilman, Geoffrey J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,506 affecting property located at 351 Greenville Road, Sundown 12740. Filed Jan. 4. Gonzalez, Marisel, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $224,479 affecting property located at 14 Spruce Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 8.

Ivy Rock Farms LLC, et al. Filed by Sterling National Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $927,000 affecting property located in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Filed Aug. 12. Jablonsky, Andrew, et al. Filed by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $287,418 affecting property located at 5281 Route 22, Amenia 12501. Filed Jan. 5. Jackson, Stephanie M., et al. Filed by Homestead Funding Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $207,000 affecting property located at 10 Peters Road, Hopewell Junction 12533. Filed Jan. 3. Jacobwitz, Gerald N., as executor of the estate of Arthur Kabinoff, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $460,000 affecting property located at 44 N. Main St., Harriman 10926. Filed Aug. 15.


FACTS Kaplan, Jason, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $519,900 affecting property located at 34 Twin Lakes Road, Monroe 10950. Filed Aug. 19. Kelly, Richard J., et al. Filed by Wilmington Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $213,750 affecting property located at 9 Ivy Lane, Washingtonville 10992. Filed Aug. 17. Kirby, Roberta A., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $209,000 affecting property located at 51 Loch Lomond Lane, Wallkill 10941. Filed Aug. 15. Knoth, Mariann, et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,500 affecting property located at 101 Old Route 299, New Paltz 12561. Filed Jan. 3. Kramer, Paul A. Jr., et al. Filed by Suntrust Mortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $228,000 affecting property located at 1273 Route 12, New Hampton 10958. Filed Aug. 19. Laconti, Michael, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $167,809 affecting property located at 3 Maple Lane, Westbrookville 12785. Filed Aug. 17.

Swanander, Andrew, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $133,000 affecting property located at 19 Juniper Lane, Saugerties 12477. Filed Jan. 3.

Zisa, Glenn B., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $300,000 affecting property located at 620 Scotchtown Collabar Road, Wallkill 10941. Filed Aug. 16.

McGirr, Staci L., et al. Filed by Freedom Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $214,051 affecting property located at 224 Washington Ave., Saugerties 12477. Filed Jan. 4.

Toohey, Robert J., et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $178,640 affecting property located at 7 Willow Lane, New Windsor 12553. Filed Aug. 8.

Zucchet, David, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $161,092 affecting property located at 1 Lexington Drive, Unit 12, Harriman 10926. Filed Aug. 16.

Medina, Alexander J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $193,880 affecting property located at 41 Forest Hill Road, New Windsor 12553. Filed Aug. 23.

Tuttle, William D., et al. Filed by CIT Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $382,500 affecting property located at 3 Miller Lane, Monroe 10950. Filed Aug. 16.

Zurheide, Steven J., et al. Filed by George Paulus. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 32 Cardinal Drive, Washingtonville. Filed Aug. 8.

Bush Trucking, 11 Daisy Lane, Accord 12404, c/o Wayne E. Bush, Jr. Filed Jan. 3.

Mineo, Ann, as administratrix of the estate of Michael C. Drago, et al. Filed by Caliber Home Loans Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $160,000 affecting property located at 133 Highland Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 16.

Unknown heirs at law of Patricia Sweeney, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $146,700 affecting property located at 22 Victory Lane, Port Jervis 12771. Filed Aug. 12.

MECHANIC’S LIENS

Caring Hands Care, 110 Gage St., Kingston 12401, c/o Ana M. Texeira. Filed Jan. 5.

Monaco, Heather N., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $124,000 affecting property located at 276 Temple Hill Road, Unit 1604, New Windsor 12553. Filed Aug. 19.

Valdespino, Jaime, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $103,920 affecting property located at 221 Little Britain Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 4.

Moriarty, Shawn, et al. Filed by Citifinancial Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $21,536 affecting property located at 15 Ivory Lane, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 19.

Valencia, Henry, et al. Filed by Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $170,000 affecting property located at 219 Steven St., Napanoch 12458. Filed Jan. 5.

Mungo, Stacey, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $407,200 affecting property located at 207 Golf Links Road, Wawayanda 10940. Filed Aug. 12.

Leigh, Robert, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $460,000 affecting property located at 28 Westend Drive, Highland Mills 10930. Filed Aug. 17.

Olah, Joseph, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 18 Loren Lane, New Hampton 10958. Filed Aug. 8.

Lockwood, Michael L., et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 27 Appletree Drive, Saugerties 12477. Filed Jan. 6.

Olejniczak, Teddy, et al. Filed by Orange County Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $65,000 affecting property located at 24 Scanlon Ave., Florida. Filed Aug. 11.

Ludlow, Harvey A., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Financial Credit Services New York Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $103,994 affecting property located at 24 Oak St., Walden 12586. Filed Aug. 8. Mancino, Maria, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $341,000 affecting property located at 6 Salisbury Lane, Warwick 10990. Filed Aug. 23.

FIGURES

Mann, Jacob K., et al. Filed by Loancare. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $168,650 affecting property located at 16 Woodland Circle South, Monroe 10950. Filed Aug. 18.

Landrigan, Frederick E., et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $309,541 affecting property located at 76 Iron Mountain Road, Warwick 10990. Filed Aug. 16.

Lowell, Wendy Barbee, individually and as executrix of the estate of Wyletta Y. Barbee, et al. Filed by Citizens Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $50,600 affecting property located at 68 Eisenhower Drive, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 8.

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Osuba, Luis A., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $161,700 affecting property located at 171 Dupont Ave., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 12. Pagan, Rey Jr., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $165,000 affecting property located at 59 Vanburen St., Kingston 12401. Filed Jan. 6. Soto, Marta, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $224,000 affecting property located at 137 Country Club Drive, Florida 10921. Filed Aug. 22.

Valuch, Carl S., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $207,000 affecting property located at 19 Alice St., Beacon 12508. Filed Jan. 5. Vera, Lissette M., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $299,236 affecting property located at 18 Brighton Drive, bldg., 24, Unit 2406, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 12. Watkins, Christopher M.A, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $188,329 affecting property located at 22 Gardner Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 12. Watson, Brian, et al. Filed by George D. Miller and Sons Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $117,500 affecting property located at 36 Karen Drive, Wallkill. Filed Aug. 17. Webber, Drew D., et al. Filed by Ditech Financial LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $127,700 affecting property located at 9 Gardner Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 8. Wisker, Raymond T., et al. Filed by KeyBank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $292,000 affecting property located at 11 Yankee Maid Lane, Goshen 10924. Filed Aug. 5.

Cobar LLC, as owner. $2,789 as claimed by Roberts Contracting Inc., Newburgh. Property: 44 Saint Nicholas Road, Wappinger. Filed Jan. 9. Piazza, Emanuel, et al, as owner. $3,025 as claimed by Design and Construction, Warwick. Property: 92 Copper Gate Lane, Warwick 10990. Filed Jan. 5. Pie Shaped Development Corp., as owner. $13,108 as claimed by Duro Last Roofing Inc., Saginaw, Mich. Property: 1510 Route 9, Wappingers Falls. Filed Jan. 9. Serpi Realty LLC, Monroe, as owner. $2,330 as claimed by E. Tetz and Sons Inc., Middletown. Property: 26 Serpi Road, Highland Mills 10930. Filed Jan. 6. Vega-Ovalle, Anna, Newburgh, as owner. $35,218 as claimed by ABMG General Contracting Corp., Newburgh. Property: 153 Lander St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Jan. 5.

NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.

Partnerships Handsome Audio, 21 Ralph Vedder Road, Saugerties 12477, c/o Todd Levine and Langston B. Masingale. Filed Jan. 5.

A and O Body Essentials, 217 Park Terrace, Monroe 10950, c/o Sherron Durham. Filed Feb. 29.

Lave Domestic Home Services, 47 W. Union St., Apt. C, Kingston 12401, c/o Nicole Marie Gorsline. Filed Jan. 6.

A-Team Installers, 103 Fowler Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Hakeem Malil Rashada. Filed Feb. 26.

Little Free Spirits, 32 Kingston Terrace, Kingston 12401, c/o Caitlynn Sinagra. Filed Jan. 3.

Abide Realty and Contracting, 40 Sunrise Drive, Johnson 10933, c/o Kelly Jean Free-Partenheimer. Filed Feb. 29.

Majestic Services, 21 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, c/o Fawn Stantial. Filed Feb. 25.

C and D Gifts and Gadgets, 25 Benkard Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Sadie Cole. Filed Feb. 29.

Crafty Cat, 30 Bingham Road, Marlboro 12542, c/o Catherine T. Mahoney. Filed Jan. 6.

MCF Travel Consultants, 22 Miller Heights Road, Middletown 10940, c/o John Sima. Filed Feb. 26. Mike Memmelaar Seamless Gutter, 8 Seamen Road, Bullville 10915, c/o Mike Memmelaar. Filed Feb. 29. New China Restaurant, 77 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, c/o Fei Li. Filed Feb. 29. Orange County Gifts, 4 Underhill Road, Apt. K, Middletown 10940, c/o Justin T. Mann. Filed Feb. 25.

Creative Property Solutions, 161 Grove St., Tillson 12486, c/o Jared J. McGahan. Filed Jan. 4.

Professional Cleaning Services, 2 Burlison Ave., Ellenville 12428, c/o Stacy-Ann Chantelle Richardson. Filed Feb. 29.

Crusader Baseball Club, 13 Alloway Crest, Highland Mills 10930, c/o Michael Philip Kirkpatrick. Filed Feb. 26.

Solutions Marketing, 8 Roe Circle, Monroe 10950, c/o Jennifer Wong. Filed Feb. 29.

Dear Sweet Darlings, 16 Parade Place, New Windsor, c/o Alison Marie Castaldo. Filed Feb. 25.

Starrider Equestrian, P.O. Box 457, Westtown, c/o Denise M. Love. Filed Feb. 26.

Extreme Measures, 8 Shady Dell Drive, New Windsor 12553, c/o Justin M. Buck. Filed Feb. 25.

Thaumedia, 5212 Route 212, Mount Tremper 12457, c/o Jeffrey Notti. Filed Jan. 6.

Filthy Window Cleaning, 321 King Road, Middletown 10941, c/o Gary Spano. Filed Feb. 29.

Ticked Off, 637 Murray Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Eric B. Rogers. Filed Jan. 3.

G and S Cleaning Service, 26 Bridge St., Wallkill 12589, c/o Brian Gay. Filed Jan. 6.

Torres Renovations, 312 Route 17, Montgomery 12549, c/o Daniel Domingo Torres. Filed Feb. 29.

GawdLife Entertainment, 14 Fort St., Kingston 12401, c/o Joseph H. Asbury. Filed Jan. 5.

Towers Security, 63 Eastchester St., Kingston 12401, c/o Reynaldo A. Gayle. Filed Jan. 5.

Gray Fence Property Management, 25 Mauro Court, Saugerties 12477, c/o Thomas J. Ham, Jr. Filed Jan. 6.

Trendy Little Closet, 127 Boices Lane, Kingston 12401, c/o Felicia M. Porter. Filed Jan. 3.

Hound and Honey, 655 Rock Cut Road, Walden, c/o Sarah M. Krizek. Filed Feb. 26. Houses Body Shop, 22-26 Montgomery St., Middletown 10940, c/o Israel Casas Solano. Filed Feb. 29.

Sole Proprietorships

John McCarthy Construction, 80 Light House Drive, Saugerties 12477, c/o John A. McCarthy. Filed Jan. 5.

689 Lighthouse Manor, 689 Ulster Landing Road, Saugerties 12477, c/o Colleen P. Tierney. Filed Jan. 3.

JP Lawncare and Landscape, 21A Howe St., Warwick 10990, c/o James Pappas. Filed Feb. 25.

U.S. Elect, 14 Fulliton, Newburgh, c/o Leroy Porter. Filed Feb. 29. US Digital Punch, 119 Chestnut Ave., New Windsor 12553, c/o Zara Zaeem. Filed Feb. 25. Z’s Place Family Type Home, 2 Hill Run Road, Newburgh, c/o Zina Hernandez. Filed Feb. 26.

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LEGAL NOTICES Acro Ventures LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/23/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 30 Luzern Rd., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. General purpose. #60885 Ben Shuzen LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/28/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 10 New King St., Ste. 209, White Plains, NY 10604. General purpose. #60886 Jane Light Company LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/22/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 36 Stornowaye St., Chappaqua, NY 10514. General purpose. #60888 Notice of Formation of Dimapilis Dauz Business Group, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/11/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as desig agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 14 S. Broadway, 8-1A, Irvington, NY, 10533. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60889 Sai Bless LLC articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 14thth November2016, office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. NS shall mail service of process (SOP) to LLC at 412 COLUMBUS AVE APT #2 WEST HARRISON, NY 10604, and purpose is any lawful purpose. #60891 CityDronez, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/6/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 2 Ledgewood Commons, Millwood, NY 10546-1025. General purpose. #60892

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Notice of Formation of 91 GLEN LLC. Principal Office Westchester County. Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to 4 Allen Place, Bronxville, NY 10708 Articles of Organization of the LLC filed with the SSNY on November 22, 2016. Purpose: Any lawful act(s) #60893 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MAPLE & ROSE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/23/16.Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 54 Rose Ave., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. #60894 Notice of Formation of Giordano Beauty, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/24/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 57 Alexander Street Yonkers, NY 10701 Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60895

Notice of Formation of December 08 LLC ,Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/8/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 560 Halstead Avenue, Apt 3K, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60903

Notice of Formation of JD Auto Detailing , LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/5/16.Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 11 Elm St. Croton On Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful purpose #60910

Local Real Estate Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ SSNY 12/20/16. Off. in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1155 Ave. of the Americas, 6th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity #60904

Kensworth Consulting, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY 12/27/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 12 Greenvale Circle, White Plains, NY 10607. General purpose. #60911

Notice of formation of Red Beard Foods, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/28/2016. Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents,Inc., 7014 13 th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60905

Notice of Formation of Westman Atelier LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 Baldwin Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60899

Notice of Formation of Albert Kaufman Family Royalties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Joan Kaufman, 6 Dolma Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60906

Briggitt Marcovich Tennis Academy LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/5/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 11 Pondview Close, Chappaqua, NY 10514. General purpose. #60901

Notice of Formation of 72 Acquisition LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 61 Bank Street, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60907

Notice of Formation of Virtual Tutoring, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/7/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Virtual Tutoring, LLC. 1 Sadore Lane, Yonkers, New York 10710. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #60902

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (ìLLCî). NAME: Northview Housing LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on 12/27/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Northview Housing LLC, 901 Main Street, Peekskill, New York 10566, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #60909

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Notice of Formation of Donovan Interiors, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/2016. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 217 Sarles Lane, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60912 Notice of Formation of Terra Ferma Contracting LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/29/16 Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Po Box 124, Armonk, NY 10504 Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60913 Notice of formation of DATA VINCI, LLC; art. of org. filed with SSNY on 12/22/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 150 W 225th St 4H, Bronx NY 10463. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60914 Property Forensics LLC Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on November 10, 2016. Office located in Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon which process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/ her to: 46 Moseman Rd. Yorktown Hts, NY 10598(the LLC’s primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #60915

The Articles of Organization of AVENUE 145, LLC (ìThe Companyî) were filed with the Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/23/2016. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, NY.The SSNY has been designated as Agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The two managing members of the company are Matt Cucolo and Christina Pestone, both with an address of 145 Kisco Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. The post office address within or without the State to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: 201 Saw Mill River Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the NY LLC Act. #60916 The Articles of Organization of 585 RTE 343, LLC (ìThe Companyî) were filed with the Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/04/2016. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, NY.The SSNY has been designated as Agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the State to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: 201 Saw Mill River Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the NY LLC Act. #60917 THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE ROTH FUND for the year ended December 31, 2016 is available at its principal office located at Peretz, Resnick, Mitgang & Marcus, LLP, 303 South Broadway, Suite 105, Tarrytown, NY 10591 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal of the Fund is Jeanny Roth. #60918 167 East 62nd Street Associates LLC. Filed 12/15/16 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 12 Water St #204 White Plains, NY 10601 Purpose: all lawful #60919 Notice of Formation of SJU Photo Collection LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/09/2016. Office location Westchester County. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/ her to: 35 Lincoln Ave, Ossining NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60920

Notice of Formation of The JeffTree LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/23/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, PO Box 350, Mohegan Lake, 10547. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60921

8 Circle Ave LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/16. County: Westchester. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to The LLC, 315 N. MacQuesten Pkwy., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. General Purpose. #60929

Notice of Formation of Adeline Olmer LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/8/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 353 Sleepy Hollow Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60922

Notice of Formation of Kislin Family Ventures LLC Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/27/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY design. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 90 Valley Road, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60930

Notice of Formation of Wendy A. Tedesco, CH, NLPP, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/30/16. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 25 Spring Street Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60924

Notice of Formation of 230 East 52nd Street, Unit 3E, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/16. Office location: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served. Address to which the SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC is: Linda Grace John, 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. The principal business address of the LLC is: 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Ad # 60896

Notice of Formation of Boucher Advisors LLC Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 01/06/17. Office located in Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 49 Stratford Rd., Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #60925 Rogull Realty, LLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ SSNY 1/5/17. Off. in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 65 Talcott Rd, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60926 NTRU WORLD EXPRESS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/09/16. Office location:Westchester Cty. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: THE LLC, 403 Rich Ave., Mount Vernon, New York 10552, Principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity #60927 Notice of Formation of Why Philly Documentary, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/22/2016. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Film #60928

Notice of Formation of 200 East 94th Street, Unit 220, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/16. Office location: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served. Address to which the SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC is: Linda Grace John, 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. The principal business address of the LLC is: 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Ad # 60897 Notice of Formation of MEL Holdings, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/16. Office location: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served. Address to which the SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC is: Linda Grace John, 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. The principal business address of the LLC is: 3 Chalmers Blvd, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Ad # 60898


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JANUARY 16, 2017

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BUSINESS AWARDS

2017

ROOT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WINNERS Save the date:

Awards Celebration

FEBRUARY 28 1133 WESTCHESTER AVE. WHITE PLAINS

For the fourth year, Westfair Communications is honoring the leaders who built businesses in Westchester and Fairfield counties and keep them in the community — and in the family. Tell us about your own business or a family-owned business you think deserves recognition.

Business Requirements:

Ø Owned by two or more relatives Ø Located in Westchester or Fairfield County

or the Hudson Valley Ø At least two years old

Nominate at: WESTFAIRONLINE.COM/FAMILY-OWNED DEADLINE: JAN. 16, 2017 Ø For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Jordan Duffy, 914-694-3600 or anne@westfairinc.com

SILVER SPONSORS:

BRONZE SPONSORS:

KELBY EDWARDS Certified Business Exit Consultant

Presented by the Fairfield County Business Journal and the Westchester County Business Journal

SUPPORTERS:


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