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he physicians who own Mount Kisco Medical Group’s main campus in Mount Kisco weren’t planning to sell their two-building property. That is, until they received an offer too good to refuse from a Midwest company looking to enter Westchester’s hot health care real estate market. Hammes Partners, a private equity firm in suburban Milwaukee that invests exclusively in health care real estate for institutional and high net worth investors, in December closed on its $43 million purchase of 90 and 110 S. Bedford Road from a physician-owned real estate company, Bedford RD
Properties LLC. The two medical office buildings total 120,000 square feet of space, said Scott Hayworth, president and CEO of Mount Kisco Medical Group PC, an approximately 500-doctor multispecialty group practice with headquarters on the Bedford Road campus. Hayworth and other physicians in the limited liability company in 2003 paid $22.5 million to acquire the property from a realty affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. The accepted offer from Hammes Partners was 91 percent above the property’s sale price 12 years earlier. The $43 million deal amounts to about $358 per square foot. Hayworth said the steadily » MOUNT KISCO, page 6
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he $300 million mixed-use development proposed by Starwood Capital Group of Greenwich on the former site of United Hospital is expected
to give Port Chester’s economy a boost, and Joan GrangenoisThomas wants to make sure village residents get their share. Grangenois-Thomas is a member of Sustainable Port Chester Alliance, a coalition of residents and civic, community
and labor organizations created last fall in response to the plans submitted to the village board. The 20-member organization that includes leaders from Human Development Services of Westchester, Communication Workers of America Local
1103, Port Chester/Rye NAACP and Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties, is seeking a community benefits agreement that would ensure the village gets a fair shot at project-related construction jobs, housing and
funding for its schools. The alliance is seeking guarantees from Starwood that subcontractors would hire locally, that village schools not be shortchanged via tax abatements and traffic concerns be addressed. » PORT CHESTER, page 6
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an Francisco is expecting more than 1 million visitors for Super Bowl 50 festivities, including jet-setters from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Ticket prices are ranging from $4,000 nosebleeds to $400,000 suites. For visitors flying in on private jets arriving at Hayward Executive Airport outside the heart of Silicon Valley between San Francisco and San Jose, Thom Harrow’s aviation company, APP Jet Center, will be waiting to welcome them with a red-carpet reception. “We have invested a fair amount of money in creating a luxury environment from the moment they arrive,” said Harrow, who owns and operates the company from his New Canaan headquarters. APP Jet Center runs fixed base operations, which provide parking, hangar access, refueling and tailored concierge services. Along with several other airports in the region, Harrow said he expects the market will include between 1,000 to 1,500 additional flights dedicated to ferrying incoming Super Bowl crowds. His operation alone expects to more than quadruple the normal amount of aircraft it services over the first weekend in February in preparation for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl. “Normally we will have maybe 10 airplanes in a day,” he said. “Now we have as many as 150 of them and you have problems like where you are going to put them.” Across the entire weekend Harrow said he is expecting up to 170 flights carrying a range of passengers from private individuals to large corporate groups. At least 20 percent of the incoming flights will be from Westchester County Airport. They are evenly split between corporate, chartered and personal flights, Harrow said. To handle the increase in flights, the company will be flying in staff from additional APP Jet Center bases at St. Lucie County International Airport in Florida, Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia and Denver’s Centennial Airport. The additional staff members — nearly double the norm — are needed to handle the increased flights, particularly as many of the aircraft will be arriving and departing around the same time, Harrow said.
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The careful orchestration of servicing the planes incorporates “pretty intimidating logistics,” he said. “At some point we are only going to increase the capacity of these airplanes by parking them pretty close to each other,” he said. “It is very dangerous for us. If you even nick the wing of one of these airplanes you have to call the manufacturer of the airplane, you have to certify it’s worthy to fly in the air, the plane usually can’t take off for two days and you have a pissed-off customer who is a high roller with an airplane and now he can’t leave.” According to Harrow, the total cost of a typical New York to San Francisco private jet flight can cost between $20,000 and $25,000 one way. As one might expect, moving around multimillion-dollar jets requires multimillion-dollar insurance. “We carry liability insurance for handling these aircraft for $75 million per incident,” Harrow said. “It is serious stuff.” Serving the millionaire lifestyle comes with requirements. Not everyone who
arrives at Hayward will be off to the big game, but even the pilots will be treated to top-of-the-line service. Harrow said he has spent up to $85,000 to prepare an upscale temporary tent facility, complete with high-quality furniture, big flat-screen TVs and the “highest-end catering firm in Silicon Valley” to entertain pilots and crew members. “This is the Silicon Valley game, the corridor of tech, and a crowd that is used to living well,” he said. While the high rollers will be arriving in droves, that doesn’t mean the profits will be piling up for Harrow. “This is kind of a break-even event for us after the expenses we put in,” he said. Charging $500 for parking, Harrow said the company makes its money on jet fuel, but considers the event a wise publicity investment to showcase the base in advance of an upcoming $5 million expansion by APP Jet Center. “I want all these people to come in and have a super impression of our airport and our operation so they come back” he said.
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Nyack sees growth ahead with new Tappan Zee bridge BY COLLEEN WILSON
he anticipation of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has Nyack business owners, residents, officials and Realtors dwelling less on the traffic headaches and thinking more of the possibilities for growth throughout the village. With construction on the twin-span bridge on the Hudson River entering its fourth year, the optimism voiced by Nyack villagers evoked the classic line from the movie “Field of Dreams” — “If you build it, he will come.” The $3.9 billion bridge project is just one piece — though undoubtedly the largest — of the development underway or envisioned in the village of about 7,000 people. Recently completed projects include the new waterfront skate park and a nearby viewing platform that transformed an old fishing pier, both of which have been major attractions since they opened late last year, said Nyack Mayor Jennifer L. White. “We’ve seen a huge uptick in people coming to the village because they actually want to see what’s going on,” she said of the bridge work. “It’s amazing how interested people are in watching this amazing construction project.” Despite that, White and others, including Michael Taraboulos, an associate broker with the Rand Realty commercial division, agree that the commercial corridor in downtown Nyack has stayed about the same. “Retail traffic has been about the same as it would be with or without the construction,” Taraboulos said. “Crews have come into town and made up for any people that are not doing shopping in the Nyack area because of their perceived impact from the bridge.” Lisa Litman, owner of Sign of the Times, a gift shop at 112 Main St. in downtown Nyack, said her business has seen little effect, good or bad, from the bridge construction. “I’m hoping that in the long run it does (affect business). Once it’s really done, people are going to come over and make a day of it because with the new viewing area and the whole thing down at the park, I’m hoping it becomes a destination,” Litman said. Taraboulos said once the bridge is fully open, which is expected in spring 2018, “there will be more potential for more traffic into Nyack and more bicycle and foot traffic into the Nyack commercial zone” as
well as more development in the village. White said the village is expected to grow by about 1,500 residents in the next five years, an increase that she and many business owners welcome. “The bridge is causing the major development, which is causing people to see Nyack as maybe more than it is today because of what it will be in five years,” said Daniel Kramer, owner of Art Cafe of Nyack at 65 S. Broadway. Village officials are reviewing a proposal by TZ Vista LLC, an affiliate of Helmer-Cronin Construction Inc. of Stony Point, to clean up and develop a 3.4-acre brownfield site on the waterfront at 55 Gedney St. as a 120-unit luxury condominium complex. Some residents oppose the developer’s proposal to build three glass-and-steel six-story buildings on the site between the Nyack Boat Club and Clermont Condominiums, citing the obstructed views of the river the development would create. In March, the Time Nyack hotel is scheduled to open at 400 High Ave. in a former two-story factory converted and expanded into a four-story inn with 133 industrial-style loft units. The approximately $19 million project is being developed by WY Management LLC, a boutique hotel developer. Kerry Wellington, co-owner of WY Management, last year said the develop-
ment company is “filling a void that has been missing from the area.” Her partner at WY Management, Michael Yanko, said they are bringing “the first-ever lifestyle hotel to the Rockland area.” Yet development also poses challenges for the village. For residents like Chris Barchuk, a co-owner of Funny Business, a comic book store at 130 Main St., parking and traffic are issues that need to be addressed. Parking, said the downtown merchant, “has been a problem in this town since I was a kid growing up in Rockland County and it’s still a problem 30 years later. If you’re going to start putting in that many more people you’re going to have to address parking in this town.” One way of doing that, he said, would be to put a train on the new Tappan Zee bridge, which has been designed to accommodate light rail transit in the future. “They’re missing it by not putting a light rail,” Barchuk said. “I think that’s the big mistake that they’re making because that would have driven business into this town. They’re building so it can be added, but it just seems to me like why wouldn’t you do it? Do it, plan it out and get it done.” White agreed and said train service across the Tappan Zee is still an option but unlikely in the near future. “It’s very expensive, anyway, because
you have to lay all that track, you have to build all the infrastructure, the train station, where do you put it, you have a Thruway there, would there have to be some sort of elevated train — I don’t know,” the mayor said. A 31-member transit task force for the bridge released a report nearly a year ago recommending bus rapid transit on the new bridge as part of a seven-line system. In October, the state Department of Transportation was awarded a $10 million federal grant to begin developing and implementing the system. White said she has been working to get a ferry in Nyack that would connect the village with Tarrytown and lower Manhattan. “I’m convinced that far more people would live in Rockland County if there was an easy way for them to get to job centers,” she said. The village is studying the potential for a ferry and has drawn interest from New York Waterway, which runs ferry services in and around New York City, and the Durst Organization, which operates New York Water Taxi. “The ferry for at least the river villages is almost a no-brainer,” White said. “It’s inexpensive, the infrastructure essentially nonexistent, you build some floating docks and some places for people to stand. I think that is the answer for the health of Rockland County and the future.” WCBJ | HV Biz
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Atlas Air will pay $110M to acquire Southern Air companies BY JOHN GOLDEN email@example.com
tlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. in Purchase expects to close in the next few months on its acquisition of Southern Air Holdings Inc. in an approximately $110 million all-cash deal. The addition of Southern Air’s domestic and international air cargo business is expected to add approximately $100 million to Atlas Air’s annual revenues.x The aircraft outsourcing and aviation operating services company in Westchester had announced the companies reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition, which must be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Headquartered in Florence, Ky., Southern Air Holdings is the parent company of Worldwide Air Logistics Group Inc. and its two operating subsidiaries, Southern Air Inc. and Florida West International Airways Inc. Officials in Kentucky said Southern Air will continue to operate there and Florida West will continue to operate in Miami as Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiaries. Atlas Air Worldwide is the parent company of Atlas Air Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings Inc. and the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide Inc. Through its Atlas and Polar companies, Atlas Air operates the largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft in the world. The pending acquisition will bring Atlas Air into
the Boeing 777 and 737 aircraft operating business. Atlas Air officials said Southern Air flies 10 777 and 737 aircraft under flight agreements with DHL Express. William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, in the announcement called the pending deal “a strategically compelling, highly complementary and immediately accretive acquisition.” He said it will make Atlas Air “a more diversified and profitable company offering access to the widest range of modern, efficient aircraft, together with a broader mix of services and a greater scale and global footprint that will drive significant value for our customers and shareholders.” Daniel J. McHugh, CEO of Southern Air Holdings, said with the acquisition his com-
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pany “will now have a strong and viable parent to enable us to continue to grow.” Last month, Atlas Air agreed to a $100 million settlement in an antitrust class action lawsuit brought in federal court about nine years ago against more than two dozen air freight carriers, including Polar LLC and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. The Purchase company agreed to make annual installment payments over three years to settle claims. Atlas Air officials said the settlement is expected to be funded from available cash on hand. Plaintiffs alleged that Polar and Atlas Air Worldwide with other air cargo carriers conspired to unlawfully fix prices of air freight shipping services worldwide, including on routes to and the from the U.S., from January 2000 through September 2006. Atlas Air Worldwide officials said its companies continue to deny and did not admit any wrongdoing or liability when reaching the settlement. Atlas Air officials said the full settlement amount would be recorded as a fourth-quarter expense for 2015 and should total approximately $2.60 per diluted stock share on an after-tax basis. The settlement does not affect other related litigation or the company’s ongoing business operations, according to Atlas Air. Flynn in the company’s settlement statement said Atlas Air Worldwide companies “are committed to the highest standards of ethics and governance. It is important to put this legacy matter behind us and focus our full attention on the continued execution of our strategic growth initiatives.”
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$8B deal by Blackstone to buy Biomed approved BY JOHN GOLDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
tockholders of Biomed Realty Trust Inc., the owner of two life sciences campuses in Westchester, have approved the company’s transition to private ownership in an $8 billion acquisition by a Blackstone Group real estate investment fund. Headquartered in San Diego, Biomed Realty is landlord to New York’s largest biotech employer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., at the Landmark at Eastview campus, the former home of Union Carbide Corp. in the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant. It also owns Ardsley Park, the former Purdue Pharma campus in Greenburgh where Acorda Thaerapeutics Inc. is headquartered. BioMed Realty announced the pending acquisition by affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII in early October after the deal was unanimously approved by its board of directors. Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of BioMed Realty for $23.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $8 billion. With small additional per diem payments to shareholders in January before the deal’s completion, common stockholders would receive slightly over $23.82 per share on the expected closing date of Jan. 26. That
represents a premium of about 24 percent over BioMed’s closing stock price on the day before the pending deal was first reported in the press. Trading of BioMed shares on the New York Stock Exchange will cease at closing of the deal. BioMed Realty President and CEO Alan D. Gold last fall said his company believed “that the public markets are not adequately valuing our assets and proven business model” despite historic levels of demand for high-quality institutional real estate “to support the unprecedented growth of the life science industry.” He said demand is outpacing supply in all of Biomed’s core markets for biotech space from Boston and New York to San Francisco and Seattle. “Entering into this transaction with Blackstone fulfills our board of directors’ mission to maximize stockholder value,” Gold added. Nadeem Meghji, co-head of U.S. real estate acquisitions for Blackstone, said regarding the BioMed deal, “We believe in the long-term fundamentals of this sector, particularly in locations with top-tier educational and research institutions.” Founded in 1991, Blackstone’s real estate business on four continents has approximately $92 billion in investor capital under management.
$1M in donations helps launch Mercy scholarship
series of donations totaling more than $1 million have helped Mercy College launch the Mercy Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship fund that will be provided to high-achieving students with financial need beginning this fall. An undisclosed “major” donation by the Robert and Kate Niehaus Foundation Inc., as well as donations from Mercy College board member Jim McCormick, his wife, Marsha McCormick, and other board and faculty members helped kick-start the program. According to officials, the program, designed to help undergraduate students graduate in four years without debt, will provide funding to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees not covered by a federal Pell Grant or through the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. Officials said the funds still needed by students who receive a full federal Pell Grant and maximum TAP funding is roughly $3,500 per year, which the
program would cover in full. It will fund a minimum of 30 students. The New York City-based Robert and Kate Niehaus Foundation provides grant and endowment funding. “There is nothing that is more transformational to a person’s life than getting a quality education,” said Robert Niehaus, the chairman and founder of Greenhill Capital Partners LLC, who attended college on a full scholarship himself. “To be able to give someone a quality education without any debt I think is a wonderful gift.” Students eligible for the Mercy Scholars program in the fall 2016 semester must be incoming freshmen from the New York metro area who are Pell Grant eligible and receive the maximum funding amount from NYS TAP. Students awarded the program scholarship also must maintain full-time status for four years. — Evan Fallor
Citrin Cooperman Corner Getting Greater Value For Your Business BY ALAN G. BADEY, CPA, CGMA CITRIN COOPERMAN As we dive into 2016, the climate for selling your business has never been better. Opportunities seem to be seeking the sellers, across a number of industries, as buyers are more aggressively looking ALAN G. BADEY to close transactions before an auction occurs, and larger companies and private equity firms are now bidding for small companies. If you’ve been thinking about selling your company, the time is now. Here are a few tips to help you prepare and drive valuation: EBITDA is generally king. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is used in many cases as a measure of transportable profitability. A multiple based on perceived risk is applied to arrive at valuation. Therefore, it is common sense that the greater the EBITDA, the greater the valuation. However, demonstrating that your EBITDA is consistently increasing can drive the multiple the buyer is willing to apply. Look for new ways to reduce costs, increase gross profit and margins or create efficiences that will increase EBITDA. When it comes to selling your business, don’t fool yourself. Most business owners believe their business is worth more than the market will pay. You should educate yourself on M&A trends and industry valuation metrics, get more comfortable with the valuation process, and know if your company is a high or low performer. Think about your business model as it compares to your competition and look for ways to enhance your value proposition to separate your business from the pack. Exit strategy doesn’t necessarily mean 100% sale from day one. Many owners are now looking for assistance in taking their companies to the next level – and that can mean raising capital for shareholder liquidity or for accelerating growth. In either case, one can sell a minority share to a strategic partner that will help accomplish these goals. Finding a partner with capital, a successful track record of growing companies, and industry knowledge is very attractive because it often provides access to international markets, a larger network of contacts, more financial sophistication, and state-of-the-art technology. Many businesses often have IP that is not secured, and as such, creates diminution of value and major issues when trying to close on a sale. Take the time now to assess the IP you think you own, current contractual rights and how you are protecting your brand and patents. Failing to do so can significantly impact value.
As the business owner, it’s not about you. Reducing the owner’s involvement in the day to day increases the value of your business. Transition from working in the business to on the business. It’s critical that the business is not dependent on any one person. Lock in managers you want to retain with a certain percentage of equity and keep them motivated with creative compensation plans. Create the ability to transition your operations with ease. You want to be able to go on vacation and be confident the company can run smoothly. Implement and improve your corporate governance and controls to strengthen your business and drive value. Many middle market business owners tend to have a handsoff approach to their internal controls. We find that the owners themselves are the decision makers and they do so without proper governance in place and usually without a working board of directors. However, for sale, better control over internal functions leads to a smoother process and reporting for all parties involved and will create higher value for your company when it comes time to sell. Create accountability for yourself. Company value can be enhanced by its ability to master its own data. It may have higher than average margins, quality people, and adequate financial controls and processes, but without having a firm grasp of what type of information is being generated, the business has a blind spot and is likely missing an opportunity. Just like a mail order company naturally uses data to better target customers, making the right offer at the right time with the right product, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of your customers, their demographics, buying habits and opportunities. Proper tax planning is a critical component of a solid financial foundation. As you gear up for a sale, work with your tax advisor to make sure you are structuring your company for capital gains rather than ordinary income. As the majority of transactions are asset purchases, place emphasis on building intangible assets that create capital gains. By structuring company assets and the transaction properly, you can save a 20% differential in rates. About the Author: Alan G. Badey, CPA, CGMA, is the managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s White Plains office. He works closely with business owners to develop their companies and translate complex issues into actionable plans. Alan can be reached by phone at 914-949-2990 or via email at email@example.com. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business-consulting firm with offices in White Plains, NY; Norwalk, CT; Bethesda, MD; New York City; Plainview, NY; Livingston, NJ; and Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.citrincooperman.com.
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growing medical group will continue to occupy the campus buildings as a long-term tenant of Hammes Partners, as it did with the previous ownership. “This does not affect group operations,” Hayworth said of the lucrative deal. “It’s real estate owned by the physicians and it does not affect the group at all and it does not affect the group’s patients.” “We were not marketing the buildings,” Hayworth said. However, low mortgage interest rates and the fact that “medical real estate is a very active space” for investors drove the deal that brought Hammes Partners to Westchester, he said. For the private equity firm in Milwaukee, the Mount Kisco deal is its second acquisition in New York, said Todd Kibler, a principal of Hammes Partners. The company, which invests only in outpatient facilities, in 2014 acquired a 106,500-square-foot
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The community benefits agreement would need to be signed by both sides. Representatives from Starwood Capital Group did not return calls for comment. Grangenois-Thomas, a Port Chester resident for more than 25 years and member of the Port Chester/Rye NAACP, said Sustainable Port Chester is not an opposition group, rather saying its members “advocate for responsible development at the United Hospital site.” “We don’t want to see the project go down in any shape or form, but we also don’t want to see Port Chester shortchanged,” as through payment in lieu of tax agreements. Starwood’s proposal seeks a $34 million PILOT payment over 20 years for Port Chester public schools. The project is expected to create 2,800 jobs and bring in roughly $2 million to the village school district annually. Starwood’s project calls for a 135-room hotel, 217,000 square feet of medical office space, 90,000 square feet of boutique shops and restaurants, 500 residential units for young professionals, 230 55-and-over agerestricted housing units and nearly an acre of public open space on the 15-acre former hospital site at 406 Boston Post Road, which closed in 2005. Starwood Capital Group bought the property for $28 million in 2006. Another provision Grangeonis-Thomas
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medical office building in southern Nassau County on Long Island. The firm last July announced the final closing of a $430 million health care real estate private equity fund. Institutional investors made capital commitments that far exceeded the company’s original $300 million target, Hammes Partners said. The Mount Kisco acquisition represents 10 percent of the fund, Hammes Partners II LP. “Health care real estate has performed consistently throughout economic cycles and we believe the macro health care industry trends present a compelling investment opportunity for institutional investors,’ Kibler said when announcing the fund closing. “We are excited about our significant pipeline of attractive opportunities.” In New York, “We are looking at others,” Kibler told the Business Journal. “We really like the New York market from a demographic standpoint and a real estate market. Westchester County certainly is” an attractive market for more investments,
he said. “Mount Kisco’s prominence in the market is very attractive to us.” Westchester’s changing health care landscape and the expansion of major New York City hospitals into the county brought another new investor into its medical office market ahead of Hammes Partners. Healthcare Trust of America in 2014 paid $64 million for the 14-acre, 189,000-squarefoot Westchester Medical Campus in West Harrison. The purchase price amounted to about $338 per square foot of office space. The seller, Florida-based ProMed Properties Inc., paid $53.3 million for the medical office complex in 2008. Healthcare Trust at the time of the purchase noted the property “is part of a hightraffic regional medical corridor” in one of the wealthiest counties in the country and adjoins the new Memorial Sloan Kettering outpatient cancer center. A publicly traded real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Ariz., Healthcare Trust in early 2015 paid $28.8 million for 210
Westchester Ave., a medical office building adjacent to the buyer’s West Harrison medical campus. The county’s other prominent and fast-growing multispecialty group practice, Westmed Medical Group, leases that property. On the Mount Kisco Medical Group campus, “We anticipate business as usual” with the acquisition, Kibler said. “Nothing is going to change” both for patients and physicians. Unrelated to the property sale, change will come in February for Mount Kisco Medical Group. The physician-owned practice will rebrand itself as CareMount Medical as of Feb. 29 to reflect the group’s growth as a regional health care provider with more than 40 locations in the Hudson Valley. Hayworth when announcing the name change last fall said the 70-year-old group has become “a community practice with a regional presence and a national reputation.”
wants to see included in the agreement is the guarantee that the 134 units of affordable workforce housing at 999 High St. would be replaced, if not increased. The rental building that houses former hospital workers is at risk of demolition should the project be approved, and the group is calling for 20 percent of new housing to be affordable units. She cited the Manhattanville Development, Columbia University’s plan to expand on 17 acres into West Harlem, where a similar developer-community partnership was reached, as a model for the Port Chester project. Starwood’s construction is anticipated to begin in 2018. Phyllis Maguire, representing Port Chester-based Human Development Services of Westchester, expressed concern over the possible relocation of current tenants. “Port Chester is a working-class community and we want assurances that Starwood is going to replace those units for workforce housing,” Maguire said. The organization delivered more than 500 postcards in both English and Spanish signed by village residents to the board of trustees before its executive session meeting on Jan. 19, where a certain aspect of the project was discussed. The board serves as the lead agency for the project. GrangenoisThomas said the board has been “noncommittal” in terms of showing support for her organization’s efforts.
A “protest” this month as the group called it, followed Starwood’s recently commissioned telephone study by Fort Lauderdale, Fla. research firm Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, which found that 64 percent of Port Chester residents support the project. The study, which contacted 200 Port Chester residents, found that 27 percent were against the project, and another 69 believed its construction would help the village compete with neighboring municipalities. Grangenois-Thomas expressed doubt over the objectivity of the phone study. “Buyer beware,” she said. “They did their phone calls but we have our own people who live here and are doing their own grassroots efforts and talking directly to folks.” “Obviously I’m a bit biased and wary that it’s called a study,” she said. The group’s petition, posted on its website, includes messages of support, concerns and suggestions from Port Chester residents as well as those from neighboring communities. “Please consider the most vulnerable as you make your decisions,” one former Port Chester resident now living in Greenwich wrote. Carlton Kissner agreed that the current need is for affordable housing. “High-end housing is nice, but it’s not what Port Chester needs most, right now,” Kissner wrote. Fellow village resident Helen Martinez
expressed no qualms with Starwood’s plans. “I strongly believe in this project,” she wrote. Grangenois-Thomas said Sustainable Port Chester Alliance will continue to push for a Community Benefits Agreement as the project makes its way through the approval process, which could take several years. It is currently in the FEIS and zoning approval process, which Jesica Youngblood, village assistant director of planning and development, anticipated will be completed this year. The project will then move to the site plan process. “It’s still just the beginning,” she said. “Many more residents when they understand what’s at stake here will become involved.”
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he one thing on every blogger’s mind is getting more trafﬁc. It doesn’t matter how much blog trafﬁc you get now. You want more of it. To boost their trafﬁc, many bloggers turn to social media. Over a billion people use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, so it makes a lot of sense to go where that many people are. The rest of it goes like a jigsaw puzzle. What must happen next for your blog to get more trafﬁc? Where should your time be allocated? First off, social media does work for getting a lot of blog trafﬁc. Last year, my blog got over 100,000 visitors from social media alone. The best part is that with the arsenal of social networks available, it is easy to expand on your current social media results. The key to getting more blog trafﬁc from social media is knowing what works and then putting in as much effort as possible. Sounds easier said than done. That’s why I am going to share with you what works: 1. Focus on one social network In 2014, I got 103,448 people to visit my blog from my social networks. Out of all of those visitors, 97,329 of those visitors came from Twitter. Ninety-four percent of my social media trafﬁc came from one social network. Is Twitter better than all of the other social networks put together? Not quite. Twitter happened to be the ﬁrst social network that I mastered. A big mistake I see is people trying to master all of the social networks at once. That’s the same thing as trying to master Spanish, Italian,
2. Promote your content more often There is a myth that it’s bad to promote yourself on social media too often. The myth states that you should promote your content 20 percent of the time and promote other people’s content 80 percent of the time. Since you spend so much time growing that social media audience, it only makes sense that the people within your audience see your content and know you for it. Almost all of the social media posts I send promote one of my blog posts. I have been following this strategy for several years to discover that it works. People simply want content that will empower or entertain them. If your content does a good job of empowering or entertaining your audience, then the people in your audience will want more of it. Giving your audience more of what they want means you provide them with more of your blog posts. Providing your audience with more of your blog posts will then result in more blog trafﬁc. 3. Analyze your results These two methods will allow you to get blog trafﬁc. Some of your social media posts will be more successful than others. That’s the nature of the game. However, if you analyze the results from your social media posts, you can make decisions that lead to more blog trafﬁc in the long term. Unsurprisingly, I discovered that my Twitter-related blog posts performed very well when I tweeted them. People on Twitter want to learn how to master Twitter. That makes sense. After analyzing my results and coming to the conclusion that my Twitter-related
content performs better than most of my content, I decided to write more blog posts about Twitter. Having more Twitter-related blog posts on my blog meant I could tweet more of my own Twitter-related blog posts. It was at this point where I started to get more trafﬁc from Twitter and surpass 300 daily visitors from Twitter alone. Anyone can get blog trafﬁc from social media. It’s not hard to send a tweet contain-
ing a link to one of your blog posts. Planning out your strategy and consistently putting in the work is what results in an abundance of blog trafﬁc from your social media efforts. Marc Guberti is a senior at Fordham Preparatory School and a social media and business blogger and author. He’s on Twitter @MarcGuberti and can be reached by phone at 914-722-6005 or email at Marc@ MarcGuberti.com.
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German, French and Portuguese at the same time. It just doesn’t happen. Instead of trying to master all of those languages at the same time, you would learn one at a time to make it easier on yourself. The same idea applies to social media. I focused all of my time on Twitter and was rewarded for it. Since 2014, I have diversiﬁed my social media trafﬁc and included other social networks like Pinterest and Facebook, which regularly bring in more thank 1,000 visitors to my blog every month.
From left, Matthew Rand, managing partner at BHG Rand Realty, and HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty install Renee Zurlo and Marcene Hedayati as top officers for 2016.
HGAR INSTALLS OFFICERS FOR GROUP’S 100TH YEAR The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors installed Marcene Hedayati, broker-owner of William Raveis Legends Realty Group in the Rivertowns, as its president for 2016, the association’s 100th anniversary year in Westchester. Renee Zurlo, associate broker with BHG Rand Realty in Central Valley, was appointed as the 2016 president of the Hudson
Gateway Multiple Listing Service, a subsidiary of HGAR that lists about 20,000 residential properties on the market in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties and the Bronx. Hedayati and Zurlo and executive officers and directors of the four-county Realtors association and its listing service officially assumed their new posts at the association’s Centennial Gala on Jan. 21 at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in White Plains. Hedayati and business partners in 2006 formed Legends Realty Group, which has offices in Briarcliff Manor, Hastings-onHudson, Irvington and Tarrytown. Legends in 2011 joined William Raveis Real Estate. Hedayati began her real estate career at Houlihan Lawrence and in 2013 was named Realtor of the Year by Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. Before venturing into real estate, Hedayati owned seven Benetton clothing stores and later managed fashion boutiques along Madison Avenue in New York City. Zurlo, a state-certified real estate instructor, leads the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service as president after more than 20 years in the industry. She began her career with Coldwell Banker in
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White Plains, vice president; Chirag Shah, of Gateway Realty Corp. of New York in Mamaroneck, treasurer; Eileen Barrett, of Houlihan Lawrence in Brewster, secretary; and Leah Caro, of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate in Bronxville, immediate past president. The Hudson Gateway association traces its roots to 1916 and the founding of the Westchester County Realty Board. In the midst of the national housing market crisis, the Westchester Realtors group in 2009 merged with the Putnam County Association of Realtors. In 2011, the twocounty group merged with the Rockland County Board of Realtors and the Orange County Association of Realtors. With nearly 10,000 members, Hudson Gateway is the second largest Realtors association in New York.
WHITE PLAINS OFFICE OWNER NAMES CBRE AS LEASING AGENT The Westchester/Fairfield County office of CBRE Group Inc. in Stamford has been named leasing agent for 140 and 150 Grand St. in downtown White Plains, the commercial brokerage firm announced. The CBRE team of Michael McCall, Kevin McCarthy and Morgan Collins are Briefs, page 9
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handling the assignment. Westport Capital Partners, an investment management company in Wilton, Conn., in December paid $32 million to acquire the adjacent office buildings from SL Green Realty Corp. and its suburban Reckson division. The properties total 217,416 square feet of space. “When we evaluated these buildings for purchase, we had great confidence in not only the assets, but also in White Plain’s future,” said Chad Goodman, senior vice president at Westport Capital Partners. “The improvements that we have planned will only serve to elevate 140 and 150 Grand St. and make them even more appealing,” The new owner ownership has retained Papp Architects P.C. to lead the planned improvements project. The White Plains firm will assist with the redesign of the building’s curb appeal, outdoor plaza, the 140 Grand St. lobby, elevator cabs, common corridors and building mechanical systems. Cushman & Wakefield Inc. will oversee property management of the buildings.
PRECISION FLOW TO SHUT KINGSTON PLANT Precision Flow Technologies Inc., a solar and semiconductor technology manufacturer, will close its Kingston plant in April, resulting in the layoffs of 96 employees, the company told the state Department of Labor. According to a notice filed Jan. 22, Precision Flow Technologies will close its headquarters at the TechCity Commerce Park at 1600 Enterprise Drive on April 29. The layoffs will occur between April 21 and 29. The company designs and manufactures technology for LED, medical, solar and semiconductor suppliers. Company officials cited the reason for shutting the plant as “economic” in the notice filing. Precision Flow officials could not be reached for comment. The company, founded in 1997, relocated from Saugerties to TechCity in 2009, where it took over 100,000 square feet of the former IBM Corp. campus. It announced a 45,000-square-foot expansion to the Kingston facility in July 2010, and was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority the following year. At the time, then-company president Kevin Brady said the markets for its products were “growing at breakneck speed.” Precision Flow Technologies also has
manufacturing plants in Texas, Colorado, California, Oregon and Singapore. According to its website, the company has more than 650 employees, including those currently working at the Kingston plant. Precision Flow was acquired by Tualatin, Ore.-based Ichor Systems Inc. in 2011.
ASTORINO APPOINTS TWO TO NEW POSTS Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has appointed county Director of Real Estate Mary J. Mahon as the new commissioner of the county Department of Human Resources. Adam Rodriguez, previously the associate county attorney in the Westchester County Attorney’s office, replaces Mahon as the new director of real estate. Mahon, who previously served as general counsel for 11 years for both the Long Island Railroad and the MTA as well as general counsel to the New York City Community Development Agency, served as the county’s real estate director since July 2010. She replaces former county human resources commissioner Kerry Oristano, who officials said left the role last year to pursue other opportunities outside county government. Rodriguez has represented Westchester in both federal and state litigation as well as in the county’s affordable housing settlement, officials said in a release. In the announcement, Astorino said Mahon and Rodriguez’s legal backgrounds and prior experience working for the county made them ideal candidates. Both Mahon and Rodriguez are graduates of Fordham Law School. “Good government requires effective management, and these appointments put professionals with broad and diverse experience into two key positions of county government,” Astorino said.
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Act now before employee burnout burns you A key player in our operations area is getting burned out. We can’t afford to lose her. How do we find the balance between getting work done on time and keeping burnout at a minimum?
stress at work? • What about the work environment isn’t working? • Are there enough of the right people to do the work? • Have things changed, such that the old ways don’t work so well anymore? Get everyone together. Talk about what’s not working. Brainstorm possible solutions. • Are people being encouraged to succeed? • Are expectations realistic? • Are people capable and fully trained? • Is everyone clear about goals and confident they can meet them? Take an honest look at the environment. Realistically address problems. Let staff make recommendations for reorganizing and reprioritizing how things get done. Too much work? Bring in temps to fill in gaps. Decide what to delegate to untrained support staff and what to eliminate altogether — either temporarily or permanently. Help employees decide what to delegate by making a list of everything they do. Figure out which tasks would be the easiest to hand off. Teach employees how to train someone to take over; don’t just assume they know
THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Burnout comes from stress, so step back and figure out where the stress is coming from. Teach staff about delegation. Focus on the most essential things. Give employees control and mean it. Create healthy outlets to work off tension. A few challenges can be good, as they help to make things interesting. Too many challenges, problems that seem too big, too many things going wrong, too many hours invested in unproductive activities, can all lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed, tense and, ultimately, burned out. Too much tension is destructive. It eats away at happiness, health and general wellbeing. Your job as boss is to constantly monitor individual and group stress levels, making sure everyone is in the productive, not the destructive range. When people are strained, start asking questions. • Are things outside work contributing to
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“Enough,” and mean it. Go work on something different. Take a walk around the block. Take a day off or a full vacation. One of the best things you can do as a boss is point out that the time for taking a break is now. Consider paying for gym memberships as an employee benefit. Reward people who work extra hours with comp time off when things slow down — and make sure they take the time. Monitor vacation usage to be sure everyone is getting time away. Some companies have brought in meditation, afternoon breaks and on-site child care. The list of things that can help to reduce stress is limitless. Ask your people what they need. Looking for a good book? Try “Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency” by Tom DeMarco. Andi Gray is president of Strate�y Leaders Inc., Strate�yLeaders.com, a business-consulting firm that teaches companies how to double revenue and triple profits in repetitive growth cycles. Have a question for AskAndi? Wondering how Strate�y Leaders can help your business thrive? Call or email for a free consultation & diagnostics: 877-238-3535, AskAndi@Strate�yLeaders. com. Check out our library of business advice articles: AskAndi.com.
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Growth Opportunities Forecast for Westchester
Joseph Armentano, Paraco Gas; Paula Saraiva, M&T Bank
Peter Marengo, Altium Wealth Management, LLC; Richard Wishnie, New York Electrical Contractors Association
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The economic forecast looks bright for Westchester County in 2016, but there’s work to be done to spur further growth, maintained panelists at the Westchester County Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast on January 7. This popular annual event attracted over 300 business and government leaders. County Executive Rob Astorino announced a new $1.2 billion bioscience and technology center for Westchester. Panelists were: John Flannery, Wilson Elser; Barbara Benson, Crain’s New York/ Health Pulse; Jack Kopnisky, Sterling National Bank (also the keynote speaker); Amy Allen, WCA; Guy Liebler, Simone Development Companies.
Bill Harrington, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP and WCA Chairman
Bill Mooney, Jr., WCA; Hon. Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
John Flannery, Wilson Elser; Barbara Benson, Crain’s New York; Jack Kopnisky, Sterling National Bank; Amy Allen, WCA; Guy Liebler, Simone Development Companies
Sports BigWigs at the County Center Sports are the lifeblood of American entertainment. Sports are also big business. Did you know that here in Westchester an extensive sports industry is thriving? Join us on Wednesday, February 17 at the Westchester County Center for “The Business of Sports,” hosted by WCA’s Young Professionals Group. We’re bringing in local and national sports pundits for a dynamite panel discussion, followed by VIP tickets to a Westchester Knicks game! Here’s the lineup: • Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President, Sports Properties, Madison Square Garden
Barbara Benson, Crain’s New York Business; Jon Schandler, White Plains Hospital
• Tom Laidlaw, Former Ranger and Owner, Laidlaw Sports Management • Dave Torromeo, Director, Sport Business Management Program at Manhattanville College and former Vice President, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame • Gene Westmoreland, Assistant Executive Director/Tournament Director, Metro Golf Association • Moderator: Leif Skodnick, Sports Planning Editor, The Journal News The panel begins at 5 pm, followed by networking. The Knicks take the floor at 7 pm. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with the growing sports industry in Westchester, network, and enjoy a fun game. Tickets are on sale now. Visit westchester.org or contact Lauren Randall at 914.948.6444 for more details.
WCA Urges New York State for Change, Post-Health Republic Collapse
Robert Glazer, Eric Saidel, and Art Schwacke, ENT & Allergy Associates
The failure of Health Republic Insurance in New York resulted in devastating financial losses for hospitals, physician groups, and healthcare providers in Westchester. The WCA is actively pushing for legislative action to prevent the collapse of additional insurers, and has called upon state lawmakers to create a fund that would cover the debt owed to healthcare providers for services rendered under the now-defunct plan. Read the WCA’s full testimony at westchester.org.
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THELIST: TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING FIRMS TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING FIRMS
WESTCHESTER COUNTY WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Listed alphabetically. Name Address Area code: 914, unless otherwise noted Website
500 White Plains Road, Tarrytown 10591 785-2000 • basf.com
President/ top local executive Title Year founded
Wayne T. Smith Chairman and CEO, North America 1865
Name Address Area code: 914, unless otherwise noted Website
Chemical company manufacturing, including chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products and oil and gas
Momentive Performance Materials
Curtis Instruments Inc.
Stuart Marwell President and CEO 1960
Manufacturer of instruments for batterypowered and electric vehicles and equipment
Fujifilm North America Corp.
Shigetaka Komori Chairman and CEO 1934
Developer and manufacturer of products for digital imaging, optics, digital printing, medical systems, graphic arts, semiconductors and data tape
Hari Nair CEO 2007
Biotechnology company that researches, develops and manufactures separation technologies for the life-sciences market and blood-clotting tests for genetic disorders for the health industry
200 Kisco Ave., Mount Kisco 10549 666-2971 • curtisinstruments.com
200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla 10595 789-8100 • fujifilmusa.com
4 Skyline Drive, Hawthone 10532 592-1060 • gradipore.com
Hitachi Cable America Inc.
2 Manhattanville Road, Purchase 10577 694-9200 • hca.hitachi-cable.com
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 10523 592-1190 • hypres.com
New Orchard Road, Armonk 10504 765-1900 • ibm.com
Toshiaki Higashihara, Manufacturer of high-grade metal products President and chief for the computer, automotive operating officer and aerospace industries 1981
Richard E. Hitt CEO and president 1983
Superconducting electronics company offering design, development, fabrication, testing and packaging in a commercial production environment
Virginia M. Rometty Chairman, president and CEO 1911
Technology and consulting corporation
Producer of social robots for marketing and communication, education and special needs groups and film stage entertainment; products include communications robotics, well-engineered, psychologically designed robotic presonalities to act as surrogate communication tools with learning disabled, autistic, ADHD, handicapped and other special-needs individuals
International Robotics Inc.
2001 Palmer Ave., Suite LL1, Larchmont 10538 630-1060 • internationalrobotics.com
MELA Sciences Inc.
50 S. Buckhout St., Suite 1, Irvington 10533 591-3783 • melasciences.com
171 Brady Ave., Hawthorne 10532 877-642-7687 • microtronic.com
Michael Stewart President and CEO 1989
Designer and developer of software-driven medical technologies for physician clinical use during the detection of melanoma
Reiner Fenske President 1994
Designer, manufacturer and supplier of automated semiconductor water defect inspection equipment, semiconductor water sorters and semiconductor metrology tools and equipment to semiconductor manufacturers, fabrication plans and device manufacturers
769 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown 10591 784-4803 • momentive.com
Optical Semiconductors Inc.
8 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill 10566 739-0048
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Jack Boss President and CEO 2010
Manufacturer of silicones and quartz and ceramics
Brian Fitzpatrick 1990
Producer of II-VI crystals and alloys for fast neutron and gamma ray detection, substrates and optical components; transparent heat-removing materials for LEDs, including encapsulants and phosphor carriers
Henk van Houten The laboratory contributes to the global Senior vice president research programs in the fields of 1891 health care and lighting
Pico Electronics Inc.
Joe Sweeney President 1967
Manufacturer of power converters, transformers and inductors
Ruhle Companies Inc.
Frank Ruhle President 1940s
Manufacturer of inductosyn transducers used for measurement of angular or linear position displacements for military, space and industrial
Semicon Tools Inc.
Eugene Pian CEO, president and director NA
Manufacturer and supplier of diamond blades for automatic dicing machines for cutting silicon, alumina, gas and quartz
Swissbit NA Inc.
Vincenzo Esposito President 2001
Manufacturer of industry DRAM module and flash storage products
Varta Microbattery Inc.
Herbert Schein Chairman and CEO 1887
Manufacturer of prototypes, large series of batteries, standard versions or tailored to customer specifications for products, including automotive, computer, cell phones, medical equipment and security systems
WidgetWorks Unlimited LLC
Russell Todd Owner NA
Manufacturer of CNC machine bits, tools and accessories for cutting sign vinyl, diamond drag engraving, drawing and vacuum clamping
Zierick Manufacturing Corp.
Gretchen Zierick President 1919
Manufacturer of SMT and through-hole connectors and equipment, assembly equipment, interconnection hardware and taped terminals
143 Sparks Ave., Pelham 10803 738-1400 • picoelectronics.com
(Farrand Controls Division) 99 Wall St., Valhalla 10595 923-5000 • ruhle.com
(Division of ECS Manufacturing Inc.) 554 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor 10510 923-5000 • stidiamond.com
18 Willett Ave., Suite 202, Port Chester 10573 935-1400 • swissbitna.com
555 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye 10580 800-468-2782 • varta-microbattery.us
395 Millwood Road, Chappaqua 10514 602-9999 • widgetworksunlimited.com
131 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco 10549 800-882-8020 • zierick.com
* All firms have an office presence in Westchester County, but may not manufacture their products at the above locations.
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Philips Research North America
345 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor 10510 945-6000 • research.philips.com
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President/ top local executive Title Year founded
BY LAURA BURKETT
Business tips for a sweet ’16
new year offers renewed energy, a fresh start and the opportunity for business owners to envision what they want to achieve during the next 12 months. However, vision is only part of the equation when seeking success. As former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell once noted, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Below are some tips that business owners and managers can employ to help make their business dreams a reality in 2016: Reflect on the past Although it is impossible to change the past, it is possible to learn from it. Review all aspects of the organization and its business plan. Was 2015 a difficult year? If the answer is yes, consider the reasons. Did the company suffer from internal, organizational issues or did external influences negatively impact operations? Objectivity and honesty are key when assessing what did not work and why, so that a business does not perpetuate the same mistakes. Of course, it is equally important to analyze what did work effectively and to build on successes, no matter how big or small.
Set realistic goals Business owners should set goals, but they need to be realistic and take into account what is truly achievable. If goals are too ambitious, business owners may be setting themselves up for failure. It is better to set small, realistic goals each quarter that are more likely to be reached and will also help leaders stay motivated throughout the year. For example: • Secure three new clients. • Organize a companywide training session. • Streamline administrative tasks. • Improve the company’s technological infrastructure. • Initiate a marketing or public relations program. Establish clear communications Begin the year with clear communications to employees, clients and vendors. This will help to ensure everyone is on the same page to achieve the company’s objectives. • Share the 2016 vision. • Communicate company goals. • Acknowledge the vital role employees play in the success of the company. • Connect with key contacts through
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face-to-face meetings or phone conversations to re-engage and discuss priorities for 2016. • Address changes in the business or in the law that impact staff, for example, paid time off regulations. • Review vendor agreements and negotiate renewals as appropriate. Review the business plan Identify and prioritize key initiatives that are critical to achieving long-term goals and will occur this year, such as: • Determine what the business needs to support and achieve new growth. Whether it is hiring new talent, expanding office space or updating the CRM system, identify potential future pain points now. • Set spending priorities and develop a strategy for any major purchases in the coming year, if appropriate. • Consider outsourcing some activities, such as human resources or technology. Oftentimes, it makes more financial sense for a company to seek assistance from experts in other fields. Be open to change Anyone who has made a plan knows that it does not always go as expected. If after a
few months, the company is not moving in the anticipated direction, it may be time to readdress activities or realign goals. As mentioned earlier, both internal and external factors can affect a business’ growth. The best leaders must be nimble when things are not working as planned. Remember to have fun Work is called work for a reason. It takes time, effort and often sheer perseverance to achieve one’s goals. However, success need not always be achieved by sacrificing fun. Business leaders who take time to enjoy life, while still sharing their best efforts at work, are often more balanced professionally and bring a sense of equilibrium to the workplace. The new year brings new opportunity and the hope for good things to come. Implementing these tips may help business owners start with the wind at their backs, setting their course for the best possible direction. Laura Burkett is a district manager in the Westchester office of Insperity, a national human resources and business performance consulting company. For more information, call 800-465-3500.
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r. Maureen Killackey, the clinical director of cancer services for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, called the hospital’s new $60 million surgery and oncology pavilion a “one-stop shop.” That’s because the new center, expected to open in March, will feature services and technology not previously offered, including on-site radiation treatment as well as additional infusion stations and a pharmacy. “Eighty percent of cancer care can be done here,” Killackey said. “This is really spectacular.” Connected to the hospital’s main entrance, the 40,000-square-foot, four-story pavilion built adjacent to the current cancer center is complete with eight operating rooms — all nearly double in size from the current operating areas — seven exam rooms and 16 patient-recovery stations to go along with advanced cancer-fighting technology. Killackey, also the chairperson of the New York State Cancer Detection and Education Program Advisory Council, said during a recent tour of the facility that the center will not only provide advanced technology and services to both patients and staff, but will also ensure the Bronxville hospital its place in a continuously evolving cancer treatment landscape in Westchester. “We are switching now into competitive mode,” Killackey said. The opening of Lawrence’s new center comes at a time when White Plains Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which Killackey referred to as the “behemoth” in West Harrison, make expansion efforts and adjust their business models to compete for a share of the market. Memorial Sloan Kettering, which offers chemotherapy and infusion services, radiation therapy and clinical trials at its Sleepy Hollow outpatient facility, opened a 114,000-square-foot outpatient facility at 500 Westchester Avenue in West Harrison in October 2014. The expansion was opposed by several Westchester hospitals and the Westchester Medical Society, but
Sloan Kettering was eventually approved by the state Department of Health in 2011. In October, White Plains Hospital, a member of Montefiore Health System, opened a 35,000-square-foot, six-story outpatient physician tower with an expanded infusion center, pharmacy and new reception area. The expansion, which brought the hospital’s cancer treatment center to more than 70,000 square feet in size, includes a boutique, cafe and complimentary massage, aromatherapy and acupuncture programs for patients. Both Killackey and Tracey Lewis, the Bronxville hospital’s vice president of operations, agreed that the center was necessary to help the hospital compete. Lewis said the new pavilion will be a major upgrade over the existing cancer facility, which she said is cramped and not technologically advanced to match the rising number of cancer patients in the region. A radiation therapy center on the lower level will include three exam rooms and a PET/CT scanner, which provides advanced medical imaging. The first floor will include seven exam rooms, a total of 19 infusion stations, the pharmacy, a support lab and medical prep areas. With sunlight streaming in through ground-floor windows, the space features 13 community infusion stations, four semiprivate stations and two fully private infusion areas. Patients will have access to televisions and a pantry. The second floor includes the operating rooms and medical prep areas and other support areas as well as a post-anesthesia care unit with 16 patient recovery stations and additional support spaces. Lewis said many of the cancer center’s patients come from surrounding communities including Bronxville, Eastchester and Scarsdale, and she hoped the nearly allinclusive pavilion would increase the number of its patients coming from Westchester. Calling it a “much less overwhelming experience,” she said the oncology pavilion will provide for fluid patient intake and treatment. “Right now, if we had a patient in the hospital who needed radiation, we would
Dr. Maureen Killackey, left, clinical cancer services director, and Tracey Lewis, vice president of operations, adjust new equipment in the cancer treatment center opening at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.
have to send them to Columbia or elsewhere,” Lewis said. In the new center, “we can analyze blood specimens in real time, conduct physician visits, do lab tests and so much more.” Video and Internet capability allow for remote meetings with Columbia doctors in new conference rooms. The surgery and oncology pavilion was built on the site of a former garden, which was lifted up during the construction process and moved to what is now the third floor. “We gained a lot without losing a lot,” Lewis said. Citing the growing 65-and-over population in Westchester — those most likely to develop cancer — the hospital was awarded a certificate of need by the state Department of Health in 2008. Lawrence Hospital Center first received approval for the project from the Bronxville Planning Board in December 2012 and began construction in July 2013. The project was funded through a combination of borrowing, fundraising and hospital equity, officials said. Lawrence Hospital joined the NewYorkPresbyterian Regional Hospital Network, which includes Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, in 2014. The oncology
pavilion marks Lawrence Hospital’s latest major capital project, following the completion and opening of its cardiac catheterization laboratory in April 2015. The new oncology pavilion is expected to add 70 employees, including 32 fulltime staff members and four new physicians from Columbia. Over the next month, workers will be completing mostly cosmetic touch-ups and equipment installation before the scheduled March 7 ribboncutting ceremony, when the new center will begin accepting patients. Construction crews were still working on Jan. 19 to complete two elevator shafts as well as the on-site pharmacy lab, the last feature expected to be completed. Bronxville patients will continue to have access to clinical trials held in Manhattan. “It’s truly an academic-community partnership,” Killackey said. Along with implementing new technology and services comes the need for both current and incoming medical staff to learn and re-learn techniques and practices, which Killackey was confident would happen quickly. “It’s all about teamwork,” she said. WCBJ | HV Biz
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BY RITA MABLI
Westchester faces a tsunami of Alzheimer’s disease
lzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible illness that can’t be prevented, cured or slowed. One of the most devastating diseases of our time, the ailment affects more than 5.3 million Americans, including more than 1 in 10 residents who are 65 or older. According to the Hudson Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 40,000 people in the region are affected. Westchester has its share of facilities that care for people affected by the progressive disease that steals memories and takes a huge emotional toll on family members. But are we ready for the growing wave of people with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders that is approaching? Boomers bringing a wave of Alzheimer’s Unless a cure is found, that wave will grow rapidly as the baby boomers reach their senior years. Age is the biggest factor in developing the disease. More than 95 percent of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s
— 5.1 million — are at least 65 years old. The number of seniors affected is expected to almost triple to 13.8 million by 2050. At United Hebrew of New Rochelle, we are taking a leap forward in the care of memory disorders with the opening this
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spring of Willow Gardens, Westchester’s first nonprofit residence devoted entirely to people affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Such residences will be needed in this region. With a populace that is slightly older than the country as a whole, Westchester is sure to continue seeing its share of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Hudson Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association projects that by 2025 there will be 50,000 people in the region with the disease. While we can’t cure Alzheimer’s yet, there is much that we can do. We can treat those affected by it with skill, wisdom and compassion. If we operate facilities that treat each person for whom he or she is — not a statistic, but an individual with a lifetime of experiences as a mother, a father, a grandparent, a sibling. Living with dignity That kind of care requires institutions and health care professionals who are trained to extend care, respect and understanding to each person to help them live with dignity and a high quality of life. It also means having the training to help family members cope with the realization that their aging parent, aunt or uncle may not recognize them and may behave in ways that seem strange to them. As geriatric specialists, we recognize that one-size care does not fit all. People’s needs evolve as they age and the level of care must increase. Understanding this, our organization has evolved, too, offering different levels of supportive care on one campus: independent living, assisted living, short-term rehab facilitated by Burke Rehabilitation & Research in White Plains, and long-term nursing care. It Takes a Village Residences that focus exclusively on people with Alzheimer’s and memory impair-
ment are the logical next step in meaningful care. Research shows that socialization is key to maintaining and enhancing a person’s quality of life. Alzheimer’s is less jarring and easier to cope with when people affected by it spend their days among others with similar conditions. At United Hebrew of New Rochelle, our experience has shown that it is beneficial to train everyone who interacts with people affected by dementia — not just the nurses and other health care professionals — to understand the disease and how it affects a person. Our staff members are taught to show patience in the face of the frustration that comes as the disease takes away a person’s memories and ability to perform even simple functions. They are taught that a resident who repeats a question may have no memory of having asked it just a short time ago.
We have been caring for memoryimpaired residents in dedicated spaces throughout our 90-plus-year history. Willow Gardens will bring the next step in our growth, bringing them together in one dedicated residential community. Residents with midlevel dementia will live on the first floor while those with advanced conditions will reside on the second. The separate residence on our campus will allow the staff to focus solely on caring for people with dementia. To offer them the attention they need, the residence will be run with seven staff members for each resident, a higher ratio than the skilled nursing home. Residents will benefit from the freedom to roam the residence and to stroll in a secure walking garden on the ground floor. They will be kept engaged with activities such as music and art therapy will be tailored to meet their needs.
Countering “sundowning” People with Alzheimer’s often show symptoms that increase or intensify in the afternoon or evening. To counter such “sundowning” or late-day confusion, therapeutic and recreational activities at Willow Gardens will continue into the night, ending at 7 or 8 p.m. Soon there may be a cure for Alzheimer’s. Every day, it seems, researchers make advances in understanding the condition. Let’s hope they bear fruit. But until the day comes when the disease is wiped out, health care professionals must continue to provide more places where residents affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias can enjoy a high quality of life, remain active and even find moments of joy. Rita Mabli is, president and CEO, United Hebrew of New Rochelle. She can be reached at 914-632-2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sharing information helps patients get better care
atients don’t always do what’s best for them, such as exercising regularly, eating better or sleeping more. It takes effort. But they can do one easy thing to protect their health. They can consent to let their medical records be shared among all of their health care providers: internists, specialists and hospitals, among others. When providers have access to com-
plete patient records, clinicians can make more informed decisions, avoid duplicate testing, and eliminate unnecessary delays. All of this is good for the patient and good for the health care system, as it improves quality and reduces the cost of care. Thanks to New York State, providers have the robust Statewide Health Information Network (SHIN-NY) to exchange patient data throughout the state. In the Hudson
Valley and the southern yier, our community is connected to the SHINY-NY and to each other via HealthlinkNY, the regional health information network. But the successful use of all this technology hinges on one thing: asking patients to give their consent to share their records. HealthlinkNY now is launching a consumer education campaign so patients will know how important it is for them to
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consent to share data among their doctors and others in their provider network. The safety of their data is paramount to us. We make sure patient data are exchanged only with the patient’s consent and ensure that data are available only to providers who are treating the patient. Interestingly, most people assume their providers already share their patient data, according to HealthlinkNY consumer research. That’s not surprising. We live in an age when we can withdraw money from our bank account at any ATM, any place in the world. And with something as vital as health records, most people think surely an emergency room clinician or a specialist should be able to look up their medical histories. After all, Amazon remembers every book or product I’ve ever bought. Shouldn’t physicians know everything they can about the patients they treat? Patients should control their information For that matter, shouldn’t patients be able to look up their health records, too? Yes, according to two Harvard Medical School professors who argued in the The New England Journal of Medicine last month that patients need access to their complete medical records all in one place. Sure, some medical practices have “patient portals” that allow individuals to access records from that practice’s electronic health records. But patients should be able to access hospital discharge records, diagnostic images and radiology reports, records from specialists, medication records and immunization records, too. HealthlinkNY, page 21
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HealthlinkNY is now developing the tool to deliver that power to patients. What’s more, HealthlinkNY is connected to every other health information exchange in New York state, so that patients will be able to obtain records from any New York state provider connected to a regional health information exchange. More importantly, if patients find themselves in an emergency situation away from home in New York state, the local hospital or doctor can look up their medical histories.
health care relationship or just in a medical emergency. 4. Only doctors, nurses, hospitals and their staff involved in your health care can access your health records and only after you sign a consent form authorizing it. 5. You can request a report of who has viewed your record through HealthlinkNY; 6. Password and encryption safeguards keep records from being accessed without proper permission.
7. If unauthorized access to your record does occur, someone will inform you right away and take steps necessary to ensure such access does not happen again. Next year, our region’s hospitals will be required to connect to HeathlinkNY. Area providers participating in the state’s DSRIP program to improve Medicaid care also have to connect to us. But connecting is not enough. We need patient consent to ensure
we can use this technology to make health care more efficient, affordable and better. So, providers, let’s start giving patients consent forms to sign. (Call us if you need some.) Sharing medical records is good not only for patients; it’s good for the health care business — and the businesses that pay health care bills, too. Christina Galanis is president and CEO of HealthlinkNY. She can be reached at 607651-9150 or email@example.com.
Westchester lags other counties in consent Fortunately, people who understand what HealthlinkNY can do for them are happy to give their consent. We have seen it in the southern tier of New York, where HealthlinkNY has wide community and provider support. In Broome County, which is in the Southern Tier, 70 percent of the county’s population of 197,000 has given consent to sharing their records. As we continue our outreach and educational efforts in the Hudson Valley, we expect to dramatically increase the consent rate in Westchester County, now only 1.6 percent of the county’s nearly 1 million residents. What patients need to know In a world where attention spans are shrinking, and people communicate in 140 characters, we are trying to keep our message simple. We want patients to know that: 1. The HealthlinkNY exchange is your link to good health because providers (and you) have access to your complete medical record, anywhere in New York State. 2. You have to fill out a consent form to share records everyplace you go for care. 3. You can opt to share information with any clinician with whom you have a
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lizabeth Frost, an anesthesiologist and professor of anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn Medical Center, startled some in the audience for the recent Powerful Women in Science, Research and Medicine panel in New Rochelle with her frank observation on safety standards in hospital operating rooms. “The operating room is actually labeled as The Black Hole,” she said. It contains an array of poorly labeled drugs that lack bar coding and can too easily be wrongly given to surgical patients. And in 17 states in the U.S., the health care professional administering anesthesia to a patient need not be a physician, she said. Increasingly certified nurse registered anesthetists perform that role in the OR. “There is one error per patient per hospital day in the U.S. today,” Frost added. “We need more oversight, no question,” she said. “I would be terrified to go into an operating room.” Balancing patient safety with efficient care that makes use of new drug therapies and medical techniques and discoveries such as pharmacogenomics was a common theme among panelists in a wide-ranging lunch-hour discus-
sion presented by Westfair Communications, parent company of the Business Journal, and the College of New Rochelle. The panel was moderated by Maureen Killackey, director of clinical cancer services at NewYorkPresbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville and professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, partner at the Thompson & Bender public relations and advertising agency in Briarcliff Manor. “Health care is actually a very dangerous profession,” said Sharon C. Kiely, senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer at Stamford Hospital. “Is this system the safest it can possibly be and when will be the day that we will all be partners in that goal?” Veterinarian Ellen M. Levee, senior director of veterinary services and vivarium operations at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., suggested some false perceptions among the public must be overcome. “I can tell you what bugs me is when you tell somebody you work for a biopharmaceutical company and they say, ‘Oh, you’re the bad guys,” she said. “Biopharmaceuticals use science and technology to get medicines to patients more quickly.” Levee noted the high costs to develop and market drugs for companies like Regeneron. Yet every reputable drug company has pro-
grams for patients who can’t afford the cost of those drugs on the market. “I think we need to see more of that throughout the health care system,” she said. “Even those promising drugs have to be carefully vetted before they can go on to the mass population,” Levee said. She cited the example of Regeneron’s first developed drug therapy, which targeted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Regeneron’s drug cured ALS in laboratory mice and rats, but was shown in clinical trials to be ineffective for humans. “We have to balance safety with efficiency,” Killackey said. She agreed that the approval process for new drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can be too slow. “But there is a way to do things systematically and carefully,” she said. For new and more effective drug therapies, said Jane Brody, personal health columnist at The New York Times, “There’s a lot of resistance within the (medical) profession that needs to be changed as well.” Brody said the practice of medicine “has not improved and I think we need to have more vigilant patients” who ask questions about their care. Kiely said obtaining informed consent from patients cannot be condensed to a 30-second talk. Her system at Stamford
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Financial Recovery Services Inc. Filed by Nicholas A. Illobre. Action: 1692 Fair Debt Collection Act. Attorney: Dan Shaked. Filed: Jan. 21. Case no. 7:16cv-00452.
Inspiration Properties LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Nicholas J. Brookes, et al, Mamaroneck. Property: 607 Rushmore Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 21.
Gaimos Leasing Multi Services Corp. 120 W. 116 St., New York 10026. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by H. Bruce Bronson Jr. Filed: Jan. 21. Case no. 16-10151-mg.
Miami Beach Owner LLC. Filed by the trustees of the National Retirement Fund. Action: E.R.I.S.A.- delinquent contributions. Attorney: David C. Sapp Jr. Filed: Jan. 25. Case no. 7:16-cv-00543KMK.
Ludlow Commons LP, Yonkers. Seller: Westhab Inc., Yonkers. Property: 7-17 Ludlow St., Yonkers. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed Jan. 21.
NYC East Management Corp. 403 E. 60 St., New York 10021. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Gabriel Del Virginia. Filed: Jan. 24. Case no. 16-10159mew.
Midland Credit Management Inc. Filed by Aly Camara. Action: 1692 Fair Debt Collection Act. Attorney: Edward B. Geller. Filed: Jan. 25. Case no. 7:16-cv00526.
WHITE PLAINS Realm Inc. d.b.a. Gourmet Garden. 102 E. Route 59, Nanuet 10954. Chapter 7, voluntary. Represented by Harvey S. Barr. Filed: Jan. 25. Case no. 16-22081rdd.
COURT CASES Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Tara D. Hicks and James Hicks. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorney: Melissa Garcia Mosier. Filed: Jan. 26. Case no. 7:16-cv-00582-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Andrew Urban. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: Larry D. Helvey. Filed: Jan. 26. Case no. 7:16-cv-00580-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Michele Wheatcraft. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: Catherine Theodora Heacox. Filed: Jan. 26. Case no. 7:16-cv-00578-CS. County of Orange. Filed by Geisha Falu. Action: federal question. Attorney: Michael Howard Sussman. Filed: Jan. 21. Case no. 7:16-cv-00448. EDS Hardwood Floors Inc. Filed by Fabio Corazzari. Action not listed. Attorney: Kenneth J. Katz. Filed: Jan. 25. Case no. 7:16-cv-00544.
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Richmond Children Center Inc. Filed by Kizzy Moore. Action: FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act (findings and purposes). Attorney: Jordan Alexander El-Hag. Filed: Jan. 24. Case no. 7:16-cv-00524-KMK. U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. Filed by Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority. Action: breach of insurance contract. Attorney: Lee Daniel Apotheker. Filed: Jan. 20. Case no. 7:16cv-00438. United Water New York Inc. Filed by Synagro Northeast LLC. Action: diversity-breach of contract. Attorney: John Albert Basinger. Filed: Jan. 22. Case no. 7:16-cv-00500.
DEEDS Above $1 million 11 Kathy Realty LLC, Yorktown. Seller: Star M Properties LLC, Yonkers. Property: 27 Kathy Lane, Yonkers. Amount: $3 million. Filed Jan. 21. 146 Fox Meadow Corp., White Plains. Seller: Barry L. Doyno, Scarsdale. Property: 146 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Jan. 22. 156 S First Ave LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Westhab Inc., Yonkers. Property: 156 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Jan. 20. 17 Locust Avenue Owners LLC, Port Chester. Seller: Locust Avenue Realty Inc., White Plains. Property: 17 Locust Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Jan. 20. 20 East 4th St LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Westhab Inc., Yonkers. Property: 20 Fourth Street East, Mount Vernon. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Jan. 20. 96 Forest LLC, Rye. Seller: Loring C. Bartlett, Rye. Property: 96 Forest, Rye. Amount: $5 million. Filed Jan. 20. DP 62 LLC, Mount Kisco. Seller: Martec Realty Corp., Mariana, Fla. Property: 309 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed Jan. 15.
Norben Lofts LLC, Suffern. Seller: RM Mag Westmore LLC, Elmsford. Property: 121 Westmoreland Ave., White Plains. Amount: $4.3 million. Filed Jan. 15. Rock Gate Farm LLC, Armonk. Seller: Nathan Kacew, et al, New York City. Property: 20 Rock Gate Farm Road, Bedford. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Jan. 15. Taconic 202 Properties LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Tomnick Realty Corp., Yorktown Heights. Property: 3827 Crompond Road, Yorktown. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Jan. 15.
Below $1 million 16 King LLC, Greenwich, Conn. Seller: Francesco Muto, et al, Port Chester. Property: 14 King St., Rye. Amount: $256,000. Filed Jan. 20. 205 Main Realty LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Morgan Washburn, Rye. Property: 543 Main St., No. 205, New Rochelle. Amount: $320,000. Filed Jan. 19.
D and C Hometime LLC, Poughquag. Seller: Noreen Pastore, Mastic Beach. Property: 124 Allison Road, Bedford. Amount: $395,000. Filed Jan. 22.
JCPC Holdings LLC, Yorktown Heights. Seller: Crown Delta Corp., Yorktown Heights. Property: Front St., Yorktown. Amount: $150,000. Filed Jan. 20.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: Jose Caba, Irvington. Property: 21 Palmer Road, Yonkers. Amount: $247,500. Filed Jan. 22.
Marianna LLC, Valhalla. Seller: Veronica Conover, Biddeford, Me. Property: 527 Sherman Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $305,000. Filed Jan. 20.
Dimﬁni-Yonkers LLC, Yonkers. Seller: E.M. Equities Inc., Holmes. Property: 60 Alexander St., Yonkers. Amount: $900,000. Filed Jan. 20.
Mop One LLC, Bedford Corners. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Property: 611 Rushmore Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $367,500. Filed Jan. 20.
Ella1 LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Seller: Susan Gallagher-Agosta, Croton-onHudson. Property: 193-195 Grand St., Cortlandt. Amount: $600,000. Filed Jan. 19.
Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Seller: Anna May Lake, Cortlandt Manor. Property: 9 Overlook Court, Cortlandt. Amount: $253,668. Filed Jan. 22.
Equity Trust Co., et al, Mahopac. Seller: Joseph Ruggiero, Yonkers. Property: 4 Orange Drive, Somers. Amount: $160,000. Filed Jan. 15. Fannie Mae. Seller: Christopher Meagher, White Plains. Property: 207 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $323,096. Filed Jan. 19. Fannie Mae. Seller: Daniel Romano, Yonkers. Property: 815 Pemart Ave., Peekskill. Amount: $295,975. Filed Jan. 21. Fannie Mae. Seller: Stanley E. Esposito, Pleasantville. Property: 3511 Buckhorn St., Yorktown. Amount: $454,248. Filed Jan. 22.
Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Seller: Joanne Cavaliere, et al, Cortlandt Manor. Property: 215 Millington Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $364,055. Filed Jan. 20.
OWB REO LLC, Pasadena, Calif. Seller: Lillian N. Vincoli, Stamford, Conn. Property: 24 East St., Lewisboro. Amount: $518,466. Filed Jan. 22.
Phoenix Development 2015 LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Clare G. Gormley, Yonkers. Property: 10 Corbalis Place, Yonkers. Amount: $190,000. Filed Jan. 15.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: Robert J. Hecker, Rye Brook. Property: 106 Fredrick St., Cortlandt. Amount: $276,293. Filed Jan. 22.
Property LE Court LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Charles Mirabella, New Rochelle. Property: 9, 11, 13, and 15 Lee Court, New Rochelle. Amount: $875,000. Filed Jan. 19.
329 Olivia Street LLC, Port Chester. Seller: Joseph A. Licare, et al, Port Chester. Property: 329 Olivia St., Rye. Amount: $525,000. Filed Jan. 21.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Anthony J. Morelli, et al, Mohegan Lake. Property: 241 Maple Brooke Court, Yorktown. Amount: $335,000. Filed Jan. 15.
Prospect Mortgage LLC, Kenneswa, Ga. Seller: P. Daniel Hollis III, Mount Kisco. Property: 94 Bateman Place, Mount Vernon. Amount: $480,697. Filed Jan. 20.
571 Franklin Avenue Realty Corp., Mount Vernon. Seller: City of Mount Vernon.. Property: 565 Franklin Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $119,490. Filed Jan. 19.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Bruce Bozeman, Mount Vernon. Property: 203 Park Ridge Lane, Unit 203-A, Greenburgh. Amount: $397,483. Filed Jan. 15.
Robert and Tamora Miller LLC, Port Chester. Seller: J.M. Enterprises LLC, Nanuet. Property: 29 Locust Ave., Rye. Amount: $900,000. Filed Jan. 19.
69 A Hickory Lane LLC, Bronxville. Seller: Edward G. Bondi, Bedford. Property: 69A Hickory Lane, Bedford. Amount: $300,000. Filed Jan. 22.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Lonya Ann Gilbert, Larchmont. Property: 61 Manhattan Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $573,787. Filed Jan. 22.
30 Herriot Place LLC, Passaic, N.J. Seller: JD Venture Capital LLC, White Plains. Property: 30 Herriot Place, Yonkers. Amount: $659,970. Filed Jan. 19.
Abacus Consulting Group Inc., Bronxville. Seller: Arthur Brickman, Raleigh, N.C. Property: 81 Hillcrest Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $255,000. Filed Jan. 19. CJS Building Corp., Mamaroneck. Seller: Gerald Gerstein, et al, Scarsdale. Property: 5 Cherry Lane, Greenburgh. Amount: $957,500. Filed Jan. 15. County Coach Corp., Harrison. Seller: ERS Enterprises LLC, Katonah. Property: 25 Nursery Lane, Rye. Amount: $540,000. Filed Jan. 15.
GS Utah Wind Acquisition LLC, New York City. Seller: 77 Maple Realty LLC, Scarsdale. Property: 77 Maple Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $600,000. Filed Jan. 20. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Barry R. Fertel, New Rochelle. Property: 33 Whittemore Place, Rye. Amount: $635,073. Filed Jan. 20. ICCH Corp., Ossining. Seller: Cosmo D. Amodei, et al, Hawthorne. Property: 25 Dale Ave., Ossining. Amount: $300,000. Filed Jan. 15.
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OneWest Bank FSB. Seller: Robert S. Cypher, Rye. Property: 51 Rogers St., Eastchester. Amount: $845,521. Filed Jan. 19.
Saben Realty Corp., Peekskill. Seller: Teray Corp., Montrose. Property: 1002 N. Division St., Peekskill. Amount: $540,000. Filed Jan. 21.
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Sheltering The homeless Is Our Responsibility Inc., Tarrytown. Seller: Everlena Funny, Georgetown, S.C. Property: N. Lawn Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $133,000. Filed Jan. 15. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: John G. Molloy, Somers. Property: 80 Putnam Ave., Rye. Amount: $720,449. Filed Jan. 22. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Samuel S. Di Francia Jr., Tarrytown. Property: 102 Dorchester Drive, Yorktown. Amount: $629,383. Filed Jan. 22. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Barbara L. Gionta, New City. Property: 128 Highland Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $249,300. Filed Jan. 20.
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FIRM CONTINUES TO BRANCH OUT VETERAN ATTORNEYS JOIN WHITE PLAINS FIRM Municipal Infrastructure team leader and principal Teno A. West of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) in White Plains announced the addition to the firm of veteran transportation industry attorneys, Robert Bergen and William J. Estes. Bergen is the former executive vice president of the New York City Transit Authority, the largest public transportation agency in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. Estes served as general counsel to the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corp., one of the nation’s longest and busiest tolled roadways and oldest canal systems. PLDW’s municipal infrastructure team is a national leader in the industry and provides representation to public and private sector clients in multiple areas of law. The firm’s municipal infrastructure attorneys are at the forefront of new developments in efficient methodologies for public infrastructure projects. Bergen joins the firm as of counsel. He has devoted virtually his entire career to the representation and counseling of government entities, private sector companies and their leadership and staff. Estes joins the firm as senior counsel. His practice focuses primarily on the procurement, construction and financing of infrastructure for the transportation, water and energy sectors such as his participation in the $3.9 billion design-build procurement and financing of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.
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Brendon DeSimone has recently been promoted to manager of the Houlihan Lawrence Realty Bedford office. Author of “Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling,” DeSimone shares his advice and expertise in the real estate market. He is licensed to sell real estate in two states and owns his own property both in the U.S. and abroad. While managing Houlihan’s Bedford office, DeSimone will manage 76 agents, grow company market share and recruit new agents. His main goals are to motivate new and existing agents to grow their business and understand the best uses for new technology and ways to be better real estate agents all around.
TWO NAMED MEMBERS OF LAW FIRM Jennifer L. Gray and William Kang have become members of the Keane & Beane P.C. law firm. Gray joined the firm as an associate in 2006 and will continue to practice in the areas of municipal law and land development and zoning, including litigation pertaining to planning, zoning, SEQRA and real estate transactions. She was a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” in 2014. Kang joined the firm as an associate in 2007 and will continue to practice in the areas of education law, labor
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relations, employment law and municipal law. In 2015, he was the recipient of Westchester County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Leadership Award.
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Join Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) on Feb. 8 to learn five steps to being “Corporate’s Next Big Solution,” at Arturo’s, 878 Route 6, Mahopac from 6 to 8 p.m. with guest speaker Belina Pruyne of CEO Business Innovation Group. In this session you will learn 30 touch points to stay top of mind without being annoying and learn what is required to make meaningful connections with the decision-maker to set you up for repeat business. $15 for PWP members, $20 nonmembers; register online to attend professionalwomenofputnam.com.
NONNA TO LEAD WCC BOARD John Nonna has been named the chairman of the Westchester Community College board of trustees. A member of the board since 2013, Nonna replaces David Swope who will remain a member of the board. “I would like to thank Mr. Swope for his vision and for providing direction at the college during his tenure as chair,” college President Belinda S. Miles said. “I have worked together with Mr. Swope and the board on leading the college to its new status as an Achieving the Dream member institution focused on increased levels of student success.” Nonna, a former member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, is a practicing attorney and managing partner of the New York office of Patton Boggs, a national law firm in public policy, litigation and business law. He has balanced a successful law practice with public service in various roles in Pleasantville, including mayor. In that
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position, he led the effort to bring affordable housing to seniors through a public-private partnership, facilitated the establishment of the Jacob Burns Film Center and fostered the revitalization of the Pleasantville business district.
Community Services Programs (CSP) recently marked its 40th anniversary with a ribbon cutting at the nonprofit agency’s Meadow Ridge II residence for seniors in Beacon. On hand for the festivities were Beacon Mayor Randy Casale; Susan McGuire, representing state Sen. Sue Serino; CSP board members Chairman David Merte, Vice Chairman Greg Supple, Secretary/Treasurer Joan Eck; and Bill Melcher; and Frank M. Castella Jr., president and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. CSP, with its subsidiary, Hudson Valley Housing Development Fund Company Inc., has developed 458 rental and homeownership residences totaling more than $80 million, including projects in Dutchess County and select sites in Ulster and Orange counties.
ART EXHIBIT AT ORMC CAPTURES COUNTY’S FARMLAND
NEW ASSOCIATES AT LEASON ELLIS Courtney Shanney and Peter Busch have joined Leason Ellis – an intellectual property law firm in White Plains specializing in patent, trademark and copyright protection and litigation – as associates. With a technical background in biomedical engineering, Shanney has developed a practice focusing on patent litigation and prosecution. Prior to joining Leason Ellis, she was an intellectual property associate at Dickstein Shapiro in New York City. She also served as the IP counsel for Pollytix, a social benefit corporation. She is
admitted to the state bars of New York and New Jersey. A registered patent agent, before joining Leason Ellis, Busch worked as a summer associate at St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens and interned at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to the state bar of New Jersey and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With the addition of Shanney and Busch, Leason Ellis now has more than 25 attorneys and 50 employees handling IP legal work for approximately 1,900 clients.
GIRL SCOUT DONATES HANDMADE PILLOWS Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown has received a special donation of handmade puppy pillows from Girl Scout Rebecca Garloch who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project by presenting handmade pillows resembling puppy heads with colorful, floppy ears, to patients in the inpatient rehabilitation unit and patients in the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program. Garloch will continue to provide the pillows to patients a few times a year, as the Girl Scout Gold Award requires that the project be sustainable for five years. She was inspired to create the puppy pillows, after being diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome which attacked her entire body Feb. 1, 2014. She was completely paralyzed to the point that she had difficulty speaking and swallowing. It was during her hospitalization that she decided to make the puppy pillows after realizing that hospital stays could be difficult not only for children, but also for adults and seniors who may not have many visitors.
Heidi Lanino, “Little York II,” 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas.
Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown presents a colorful exhibit of new work by two regional master painters in its upcoming exhibit “Field Flower: Heidi Lanino and Janet Howard-Fatta.” Artists, who both live and work in Warwick, present Orange County farmland and the beauty it produces, from crops of the black dirt fields to fresh flowers for market. The exhibit space is at 707 E. Main St., Middletown, in the ground-floor gallery adjacent to the hospital’s conference center. The exhibit will remain on view through March 4. Lanino captures the patterns of Pine Island’s black dirt farmland in her new series of field paintings, done in the abstract expressionist spirit. “I strive to capture the emo-
tional and color space, of my surrounding landscape, near my home in Warwick. This new series is a progression into a more vibrant and complex palette, created by pulling from the structure of the landscape, the earth, the black dirt and using inspiration from my internal and external surroundings,” Lanino said. Howard-Fatta created a series of flower paintings for the exhibit based on her study of organic forms interacting with light and color. She said she spends “a lot of time at Emmerich Greenhouse. Most of the flowers in this series have come from their flower field where they grow for the farmers’ markets. The varieties and quality fill all my senses.”
NEW MEMBER OF ORMG Rebecca Garloch visited Orange Regional on her birthday to donate handmade puppy pillows to patients.
LAW FIRM PROMOTES TWO Harrington, Ocko & Monk LLP, a law firm with offices in White Plains and New York City, announced that Michael W. Freudenberg has been promoted to partner and John T. Rosenthal has been promoted to senior counsel. Freudenberg has been with the firm since 2003 working primarily in the commercial litigation department. Rosenthal has been with the firm since 2005 working in the commercial litigation department.
Rona Heublum-Colton has joined the Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) Primary Care office in Monroe. Prior to joining ORMG, Heublum-Colton was an internist and head of the department of internal medicine at Mid-Hudson Medical Group in Fishkill, providing primary and urgent care services. She is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, both in Poughkeepsie, and is a member of Orange Regional’s internal medicine department. Heublum-Colton is also an adjunct clinical professor of primary care medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown.
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FOUR NEW PHYSICIANS JOIN ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL GROUP
NEW ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR WHITE PLAINS SCHOOLS
Orange Regional Medical Group in Middletown recently announced the addition of four new physicians to its department of hospital medicine who will provide hospitalist services to Orange Regional Medical Center inpatients. A hospitalist is a board-certified internist hospital-based physician who cares solely for hospitalized patients. Hospitalists devote all their time to hospitalized patients and can be at a patient’s bedside in minutes. However, a patient’s care is returned to his or her primary care physician upon discharge from the hospital. Orange Regional Medical Group’s new hospitalist physicians are: Annie Lee Medical school: Ross University Medical School, Dominica, West Indies Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Mayur Paralkar Medical school: K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Center, Mumbai (Bombay) University, Mumbai, India Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Amrita Sachdeva Medical school: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J. Rita Sharma Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, N. J.
SIGNATURE BANK RANKS AMONG TOP 10 ON FORBES’ BEST BANKS Signature Bank has been ranked sixth in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Best and Worst Banks 2016.” It is one of only three banks in the nation to rank in the top 10 in each of the past six years. “The changing face of America’s banking and financial landscape prompted Forbes to adjust the metrics it routinely used over the past several years when evaluating America’s best and worst banks this year,” Joseph J. DePaolo, president and CEO of Signature Bank said.
“Based on the overall statistics, Forbes noted that while credit quality seemed to improve on the whole, growth and profitability exhibited mixed results. However, Signature Bank’s growth and profitability has continued to set records since our founding in 2001 and we maintain strong credit quality. The bank’s inclusion in the Forbes list yet again is evidence of the broader acceptance of our relationship-based, depositor-focused model.”
Corey W. Reynolds has been appointed assistant superintendent for human resources of the White Plains School District. The board of education will make the appointment official upon approval at its Feb. 8 meeting. Reynolds emerged as the finalist among 70 candidates for the three-year contractual position vacated by Scott Persampieri who left earlier this month to take a position in Syracuse. Reynolds comes to White Plains from the Ossining School District where he has been since 2006 and is currently principal of the Roosevelt School. Corey W. Reynolds
JEWISH COUNCIL TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS The Westchester Jewish Council will recognize 20 outstanding community volunteers at the 2016 Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison. The 2016 recipients and their nominating organizations are: New York City resident Joan Muss, Alexander Muss High School; Larchmont resident Joan Rosen, Bet Am Shalom Synagogue; New Rochelle resident Donna Bartell, Beth El Synagogue Center; White Plains resident Gary Katz, Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries; Cortlandt Manor resident Daniela Rosen, First Hebrew Congregation; Irvington resident Sherry Padva, Greenburgh Hebrew Center; Ardsley resident Deborah Wiskind, Hadassah Westchester; Brewster resident Amy Post, Hebrew Congregation of Somers; Scarsdale resident Stephanie Kirwin, JCC Mid-Westchester; Larchmont resident Ed Jacobson, Larchmont Temple; Bronx resident Yvette Connell, Metropolitan Jewish Health System – Hospice; Mount Kisco resident Sol Gibbons, Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation; Rye Brook resident Eugene Konigsbach, Northeast Jewish Center; Pleasantville resident Vivian Chang Frieheit, Pleasantville Community Synagogue; Mount Vernon resident Elizabeth Shapiro, Rabbi Max Maccoby Foundation; Scarsdale resident Karen Chapro, Scarsdale Synagogue; White Plains resident Ross Zelman, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester; Rye resident Andrew Kligerman, Stand With US; Katonah resident Hana Epstein, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism/USY; Bronxville resident Arnold Linhardt, Westchester Jewish Council; and White Plains resident Jerry Adler, Young Israel of White Plains. In addition, a special tribute will be made to Larchmont resident Robert A. Cohen, outgoing president of AIPAC, for his years of service to the Jewish community. The award is named after Julian Y. Bernstein, a former Westchester Jewish Council board member, who was a visionary communal leader. “This evening is an opportunity for the Westchester Jewish Council, the connecting body for over 160 Jewish organizations across Westchester, to honor a very special group of individuals who make their own communities stronger through their volunteerism and dedication,” said Paul Warhit, president of the Westchester Jewish Council. For more information contact Donna Bartell at email@example.com or 914-328-7001.
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FACTS FORECLOSURES AMAWALK, 65 Mahopac Ave. Single-family residence; lot size: 1.02 acre. Plaintiff: Federal National Mortgage Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Gross Polowy LLC, 716-204-1700; 1775 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville 14221. Defendant: Richard Norbutt. Referee: Francis Malara. Sale: Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $226,270.93. MOUNT VERNON, 56 Adams St. Single-family residence; lot size: .11 acre. Plaintiff: Federal National Mortgage Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fishkill 11254. Defendant: Elizabeth Jallow. Referee: Ellen Tuckman. Sale: Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $142,823.64. MOUNT KISCO, 345 Sarles St. Singlefamily residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Wells Fargo Bank National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Rosner Nocera & Ragone LLC, 212-635-2244; 61 Broadway, New York 10006. Defendant: Rexy Sheridan Group Inc. Referee: John Kelly. Sale: Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $304,230.58. PEEKSKILL, 23 Cherry Place. Single-family residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Wells Fargo Bank National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fishkill 11254. Defendant: Vyacheslav Pechnikov. Referee: David Peck. Sale: Feb. 1, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: $105,413.64. PEEKSKILL, 1504 Lincoln Terrace. Single-family residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Metlife Bank National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fishkill 11254. Defendant: Carol Lizzie. Referee: Todd Fishlin. Sale: Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $257,662.61. PEEKSKILL, 1733 Park St. Twofamily residence; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Central Mortgage Co. Plaintiff ’s attorney: RAS Boriskin, 516-280-7675; 900 Merchants Concourse, Westbury 11590. Defendant: Stephanie Quarles. Referee: Thomas Gallivan. Sale: Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: N/A. YONKERS, 2 Landscape Place (aka) 14-A Landscape Ave. Description: N/A; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, 516-222-6200; 100 Garden City Plaza, 11530. Defendant: Muhannad Assi. Referee: David Gallo. Sale: Feb. 2, 10:15 a.m. Approximate lien: N/A. YONKERS, 131 Midland Terrace. Single-family residence; lot size: .17 acre. Plaintiff: Urban Financial of America LLC. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fishkill 11254. Defendant: Christopher West. Referee: Peter Rosato. Sale: Feb. 2., 2 p.m. Approximate lien: $322,729.94.
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, 2846 Avis Court. Single-family residence; lot size: .5 acre. Plaintiff: Bank of America National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Gross Polowy LLC, 716-204-1700; 1775 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville 14221. Defendant: Nancy Schnaars. Referee: Steven Gaines. Sale: Feb. 3, 10:15 a.m. Approximate lien: $574,965.41.
JUDGMENTS Cabin Restaurant, White Plains. $10,000 in favor of 160 Marble Ave Realty Inc., Hawthorne. Filed Jan. 20. Carpet Craft, White Plains. $23,557 in favor of Gagliardi Enterprises 530, Mount Vernon. Filed Jan. 21. Corbel Installations Inc., Mount Vernon. $208,979 in favor of Hartford Fire Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. Filed Jan. 20. DJR Hair Inc., Croton-on-Hudson. $9,725 in favor of 447 Associates LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Filed Jan. 19. Gemini 135 East Houston Mt LLC, New York C ity. $28,823 in favor of Schlaefen Laundry Corp., Yonkers. Filed Jan. 20. Hotel Condor LLC, Brooklyn. $15,804 in favor of Classic Laundry and Linen Corp., Yonkers. Filed Jan. 20. Integrated Fire and Alarm Security Systems Inc., Hawthorne. $63,441 in favor of Communications Supply Corporation CSC, Edison, N.J. Filed Jan. 20. Yonkers Eyewear Optical Inc., Yonkers. $6,932 in favor of Luxottica USA Inc., Port Washington. Filed Jan. 20.
LIS PENDENS The following ﬁlings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may aﬀect the title to the property listed. Delizo, Eddie M., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $344,701 affecting property located at 627 Van Cortland Park Ave., Yonkers 10705. Filed Jan. 6. Dinapoli, Vincent, et al. Filed by Hudson City Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $749,500 affecting property located at 20 Autumn Ridge Road, South Salem. Filed Jan. 5. Dipalo, Laura L., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $352,750 affecting property located at 40 Crestvale Terrace, Yonkers 10710. Filed Jan. 6.
Duque, Rebeca, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $270,000 affecting property located at 223 Smith St., Peekskill 10566. Filed Jan. 6. Edmond, Lawrence, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $195,000 affecting property located at 4 Bayview Terrace, Croton-on-Hudson 10520. Filed Jan. 6. Ferraro, Ronald, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $221,250 affecting property located at 91 Walnut Road, Cortlandt 10537. Filed Jan. 5. Gardineer, Christine, individually and on behalf of the estate of Ann Lavezoli, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $544,185 affecting property located at 2494 Bound Brook Lane, Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed Jan. 5. Hamilton, Aston, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $486,400 affecting property located at 62 Dekalb Ave., White Plains 10605. Filed Jan. 6.
FIGURES Culliford, Jane, et al, as owner. $29,286 as claimed by Woodstone Builders Inc., Holmes. Property: in Mamaroneck. Filed Jan. 20. New Roc Parcel 1 A LLC, as owner. $35,597 as claimed by Kamco Supply Corp., Brooklyn. Property: in New Rochelle. Filed Jan. 20.
Sole Proprietorships Bathtub Reglazing On The Hudson, 846 McKinley St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Maurice A. Harrington. Filed Aug. 17. Bonne Vie Catering, 506 N. Division St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Sean BeckFitzgerald. Filed Aug. 13.
Pace University, as owner. $16,055 as claimed by Rickenbaugh Building Supply Inc. Property: in Mount Pleasant. Filed Jan. 20.
Breeze On Composites, 981 N. Broadway, Apt. 5, North White Plains 10603, c/o Justin Francis Holden. Filed Aug. 14.
Experience Westchester, One Landmark Square, No. 602, Port Chester 10573, c/o James Henderson. Filed Aug. 17.
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HC Group, 1296 Midland Ave., K4, Yonkers 10704, c/o Harold S. Comas Berroa. Filed Aug. 17.
Partnerships Burke’s Booth, 28 Robert Drive, New Rochelle 10804, c/o Michael Burke and Ashley Burke. Filed Aug. 14. CLMB Marketing and Consulting, 168A Irving Ave., Port Chester 10573, c/o Lais Silva Columbo and Mariany Silva Columbo. Filed Aug. 13.
HRV Solutions, 729 Plaza Ave., Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Hylda Ramos. Filed Aug. 14. JFC House Cleaning, 24 Marion Ave., Yonkers 10710, c/o Jose F. Cajas Gomez. Filed Aug. 13.
La Luna Books, 29 Reyna Lane, New Rochelle 10804, c/o Eleanor GausBrennglass. Filed Aug. 14. Lensmen, One Landmark Square, No. 602, Port Chester 10573, c/o James Henderson. Filed Aug. 17. Lida’s Artworks, 1 Arlington St., No. 2B, Yonkers 10710, c/o Lida Zimmerman. Filed Aug. 17. Pendant Persona, 122 Ogden Ave., Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Leah Beth Cohen. Filed Aug. 14. Premier Pavers, 145 Valentine St., Third floor, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Jean Silva Cajueiro. Filed Aug. 13. Westchester Slammers, 34 Acorn lane, Yorktown Heights 10598, c/o Richard Baccari. Filed Aug. 14. Wolf Tech, 11 Meadowood Path, New Rochelle 10804, c/o Alan Wolf. Filed Aug. 14.
JM Transport, 151 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Jonathan Martinez. Filed Aug. 14. John’s Carpentry, 518 N. State Road, Apt. 1, Briarcliff Manor 10510, c/o Joan Mejia. Filed Aug. 14.
Hernaiz, Denise, 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 14 Wellesley Ave., Yonkers 10705. Filed Jan. 5. Nikolakakos, George, et al. Filed by Hudson City Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $593,360 affecting property located at 211 Woodhampton Drive, White Plains 10603. Filed Jan. 5. Pennicott, Gaylord I., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 1000 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 10583. Filed Jan. 6. Petruolo, Gianfranco, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $279,600 affecting property located at 2 Nob Hill Drive, Unit 2, Elmsford 10523. Filed Jan. 6. Policastro, Don, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $153,000 affecting property located at 3800 Eleanor Drive, Mohegan Lake 10547. Filed Jan. 6. Tacuri, Marcia D., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 122 Wells St., Peekskill 10566. Filed Jan. 6.
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Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Glenville Bassaragh, Tuckahoe. Property: 649 Eighth Avenue South, Mount Vernon. Amount: $240,800. Filed Jan. 22.
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FACTS PATENTS Array and moat isolation structures and method of manufacture. Patent no. 9,240,452 issued to Naoyoshi Kusaba, Hopewell Junction; Oh-jung Kwon, Hopewell Junction; Zhengwen Li, Danbury, Conn.; Hongwen Yan, Somers. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Bipolar junction transistors with reduced base-collector junction capacitance. Patent no. 9,240,448 issued to James W. Adkisson, Jericho, Vt.; James R. Elliott, Richmond, Vt.; David L. Harame, Essex Junction, Vt.; Marwan H. Khater, Astoria; Robert K. Leidy, Burlington, Vt.; Qizhi Liu, Lexington, Mass.; and John J. Pekarik, Underhill, Vt. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Conference-call authentication utilizing passcodes personal to users. Patent no. 9,231,072 issued to Frederick Y. Wu, Greenwich. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. ﬁnFETS containing improved strain beneﬁt and self-aligned trench isolation structures. Patent no. 9,240,447 issued to Kangguo Cheng, Schenectady; Johnathan E. Faltermeier, Delanson; and Ali Khakifirooz, Los Altos, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. High-voltage laterally diﬀused metal oxide semiconductor. Patent no. 9,240,463 issued to John J. EllisMonaghan, Grand Isle, Vt.; Theodore J. Letavic, Putnam Valley; Santosh Sharma, Essex Junction, Vt.; Yun Shi, South Burlington, Vt.; and Michael J. Zierak, Colchester, Vt. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Pass-through tape access in a diskstorage environment. Patent no. 9,240,209 issued to Joshua J. Crawford, Tucson, Ariz.; Paul A. Jennas II, Tucson, Ariz.; Jason L. Peipelman, Vail, Ariz.; and Matthew J. Ward, Vail, Ariz. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. SCR with ﬁn body regions for ESD protection. Patent no. 9,240,471 issued to James P. Di Sarro, Essex Junction, Vt.; Robert J. Gauthier Jr., Hinesburg, Vt.; Tom C. Lee, Essex Junction, Vt.; JunJun Li, Williston, Vt.; Souvick Mitra, Essex Junction, Vt.; and Christopher S. Putnam, Hinesburg, Vt. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Sub-rate low-swing data receiver. Patent no. 9,240,789 issued to Daniel J. Friedman, Sleepy Hollow; Yong Liu, Rye; and Jose A. Tierno, Stamford. Conn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. System and method for domain adaptation in question answering. Patent no. 9,240,128 issued to Sugato Bagchi, White Plains; David A. Ferrucci, Yorktown Heights; David C. Gondek, Hawthorne; Anthony T. Levas, Yorktown Heights; and Wlodek W. Zadrozny, Tarrytown. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.
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Time-division multiplexed neurosynaptic module with implicit memory addressing for implementing a neural network. Patent no. 9,239,984 issued to John V. Arthur, Mountain View, Calif.; Bernard V. Brezzo, Somers; Leland Chang, New York; Daniel J. Friedman, Sleepy Hollow; Paul A. Merolla, Palo Alto, Calif.; Dharmendra S. Modha, San Jose, Calif.; Robert K. Montoye, Rochester, Minn.; Jae-sun Seo, White Plains; and Jose A. Tierno, Stamford, Conn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.
HUDSON VALLEY BUILDING LOANS Below $1 million Equity Homes of New York Inc., Port Jervis, as owner. Lender: Silver Heights Development LLC, Stamford, Conn. Property: Rebecca Drive, Wawayanda. Amount: $200,000. Filed Jan. 20. Jaquish, Robert, as owner. Lender: Salisbury Bank and Trust Co. Property: in Amenia. Amount: $125,000. Filed Jan. 22. Lanwin Olympia Cornwall LLC, Cornwall-on-Hudson, as owner. Lender: TEG Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Property: 35 Hasbrouck Ave., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $315,000. Filed Jan. 21. Mid Hudson Development Corp., as owner. Lender: Rhinebeck Bank. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $350,000. Filed Jan. 22. Mid Hudson Development Corp., as owner. Lender: Rhinebeck Bank. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $300,000. Filed Jan. 22. Murello, Tyler, Brewster, as owner. Lender: PCSB Bank, Brewster. Property: 21 Big Elm Road, Patterson. Amount: $160,000. Filed Jan. 6. Rapjac Inc., Wappingers Falls, as owner. Lender: Jeff S. Colton, Poughkeepsie. Property: 18 Craig Ave., Tillson 12486. Amount: $70,000. Filed Jan. 22. Romano, James E. Jr., et al, Newburgh, as owner. Lender: TEG Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Property: 254 Quaker Road, Wallkill 12589. Amount: $297,000. Filed Jan. 19.
DEEDS Above $1 million CH Harrisburg LLC, Newark, Del. Seller: Riya Goshen LLC, Monmouth Junction, N.J. Property: in Goshen. Amount: $6.5 million. Filed Jan. 15.
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Middletown Crystal Route 17 LLC, Liverpool. Seller: Kir Middletown 041 LLC, New Hyde Park. Property: in Wallkill. Amount: $12 million. Filed Jan. 12.
Below $1 million 192 Plains Road LLC, Walden. Seller: Benbulbin LLC, Bronx. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $262,000. Filed Jan. 12. 20 Apple Hill LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Peter J. Fatta, et al, Highland Mills. Property: 20 Apple Hill Drive, Woodbury. Amount: $225,000. Filed Jan. 15. 227B LLC, Garrison. Seller: Kathleen A. Falcigno, Ossining. Property: 227 Dubois St., Newburgh. Amount: $60,000. Filed Jan. 12. 3 Store Road LLC, Tuxedo Park. Seller: Alexander Viscardo, Pompano Beach, Fla. Property: in Tuxedo. Amount: $200,000. Filed Jan. 13. 3 Store Road LLC, Tuxedo. Seller: Alexander Viscardo, Pompano Beach, Fla. Property: in Tuxedo. Amount: $200,000. Filed Jan. 13. B4 Holdings LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Brag LLC, Newburgh. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $375,000. Filed Jan. 13. Bank of America N.A. Seller: Henry Christensen Jr., Goshen. Property: 1 Kendal Lane, Unit 49B, Middletown 10940. Amount: $192,222. Filed Jan. 15.
MidFirst Bank. Seller: Juliana LoBiondo, Newburgh. Property: 17 Quaker Hill Road, Pleasant Valley 12569. Amount: $205,000. Filed Jan. 15. Montage Properties Inc., Hyde Park. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 25 Valley Road, Wappingers Falls 12590. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 19. Moor Smith Property LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Prospect Hill Commons Inc., Millstone, N.J. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $30,000. Filed Jan. 19. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Seller: Martin Flores, et al, Port Jervis. Property: 7 Mount Williams St., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $77,000. Filed Jan. 13. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Seller: Ned Kopald, Higland Falls. Property: 529 Washington Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $144,500. Filed Jan. 13.
JUDGMENTS Adams Market and Deli Inc., Newburgh. $496 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. Bella Flowers by Susie Corp., Tuxedo Park. $391 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.
FIGURES Building Arts Supply Corp., Pine Island. $313 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. Casey Family Theaters Inc., d.b.a. Warwick Drive In, Warwick. $543 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. Chester Deli Inc., Campbell Hall. $9,121 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. CM Mechanical of Orange County Inc., Chester. $1,132 in favor of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.
Horan, Robert J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $50,000 affecting property located at 9 Elizabeth Drive, unit 65E, Tivoli 12585. Filed Jan. 19. Horn, John A., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 19 Silver Hollow Road, Chichester 12416. Filed Jan. 20. Valle, Craig, et al. Filed by Trustco Realty Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 263 Lake Drive, Lake Peekskill 10537. Filed Jan. 19. Vallone, Joseph, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $133,000 affecting property located at 3 Hook Road, unit 33K, Hyde park 12601. Filed Jan. 15. Walker, Margit H., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $380,000 affecting property located at 200 Van Wyck Lake Road, Fishkill 12524. Filed Jan. 15. Weihbrecht, Judith A., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $220,984 affecting property located at 3 Windsor Road, Monroe 10950. Filed June 9. Werner, Anthony, individually and as co-administrator C.T.A. of the estate of Susan Keene, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $153,500 affecting property located at 38 Commonwealth Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed June 8. Whitted, Curtis L., et al. Filed by Joseph G. Montemarano Jr., et al. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 54 Noxon Road, Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Jan. 12. Williams, Jason, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $126,400 affecting property located at 506 Cedar St., Kingston 12401. Filed Jan. 22.
Zahra, Scott J., as administrator and heir at law and next of kin of Alfred J. Zahra, 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 47 Hudson Drive, Brewster 10509. Filed Jan. 21.
Chestnut Marts Inc., d.b.a. Chestnut Marts – 3 Colonial Ave, 3 Colonial Ave., Warwick 10990. Filed Jan. 22. Chestnut Marts Inc., d.b.a. Chestnut Marts – 75 Brookside Ave, 75 Brookside Ave., Chester 10918. Filed Jan. 22. Hudson Valley Accounting Service Inc., d.b.a. Hudson Valley Accounting, 1108 Kings Highway, suite 1, Chester 10918. Filed Jan. 22.
Frias-Martinez, Gilsa, Goshen, as owner. $6,458 as claimed by Servpro of Northern Westchester County, North Haven, Conn. Property: in Goshen. Filed Jan. 20.
Multiple Listing Service of Ulster County Inc., d.b.a. Hudson Valley Catskills Region MLS, 74 Broadway, Kingston 12404. Filed Jan. 20.
Leavitt, Craig, et al, as owner. $13,119 as claimed by Eastern States Well Drillers, Hillsdale. Property: 250 Saw Mill Road, Milan. Filed Jan. 21.
Polep Distribution Services, d.b.a. Kingston Candy and Tobacco, 208 Mac Arthur Ave., New Windsor 12553. Filed Jan. 22.
Nautico LLC, as owner. $2,468 as claimed by Smith Painting, Marlboro. Property: 11 Waring Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Jan. 21.
Stony Ford Foundation Inc., d.b.a. Envision Coordinated Supports, 15 Fortune Road W., Middletown 10941. Filed Jan. 22.
Retford Investments LLC, Rockhill, S.C. $38,942 as claimed by Herzog Supply Company Inc., Kingston. Property: 45 Wes Warren Drive, Middletown 10941. Filed Jan. 19. Snyder, Thomas A., et al, as owner. $35,183 as claimed by Woodchips Construction Inc., Pine Bush. Property: 2333 Route 302, Circleville. Filed Jan. 25. Vineyard Highland Associates LLC, Highland, as owner. $210,134 as claimed by Pearl River Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Pearl River. Property: 260 and 266 Vineyard Ave., Highland 12528. Filed Jan. 21. Woodbury Real Estate Group LLC, as owner. $17,601 as claimed by Middletown Carting LLC, Middletown. Property: in Harriman and Woodbury. Filed Jan. 20.
NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original ﬁlings.
Doing Business As Amanda Kait’s Salon Inc., d.b.a. Studio One Hair Design, 246 Main St., New Paltz 12561. Filed Jan. 20. Barton Chevrolet Inc., d.b.a. Barton Chevrolet Cadillac, 800 Auto Park Place, Newburgh 12550. Filed Jan. 22. Call To Install Inc., d.b.a. CTI Services, 453 Route 105, Monroe 10950. Filed Jan. 22. Chestnut Marts Inc., d.b.a. Chestnut Marts – 279 Bloomingburg Rd, 279 Bloomingburg Road, Middletown 10940. Filed Jan. 22. Chestnut Marts Inc., d.b.a. Chestnut Marts – 290 Rt 211, 290 Route 211, Middletown 10940. Filed Jan. 22.
Partnerships Block 2 Block, 39 Corlies Ave., apt. 2, Poughkeepsie 12601, c/o Monalisa Reichard and Malary C. Reichard. Filed Jan. 21. Equine Solution, 680 Route 211 E., 3B, Middletown, c/o Alain Lamontagne and Patricia Hawthorne. Filed Jan. 23.
Sole Proprietorships 24/7 Electric, 12 Timberlake Road, Shandaken 12480, c/o Kristopher A. Magnani. Filed Jan. 22. Allstar Service Realty, 1 Beattie Ave., Middletown, c/o William John Friel. Filed Jan. 21. Edwards Properties, 5 Lent Drive, New Paltz 12561, c/o Simone Micaila Edwards. Filed Jan. 20. Fit2Fight4Health, 36 Charlotte Lane, Middletown 10940, c/o Helen Marie Stehlik. Filed Jan. 23. Franchise Consultants of New York, 1 Lauretta Drive, Highland 12528, c/o Joseph W. Parmeter Jr. Filed Jan. 19. Gentlemen’s Barbershop, 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick, c/o Mark E. Stephens. Filed Jan. 16. Just For You – Person Assistant, 804 Bainbridge Place, Newburgh, c/o Valerie Mae Ruffin. Filed Jan. 20. Pugsly’s Side Show Barbershop, 42 N. Front St., Kingston 12401, c/o Michael Liam Conti. Filed Jan. 20. R. Lesko Produce, 172 Glenmere Road, Chester 10918, c/o Robert Lesko Jr. Filed Jan. 20.
LEGAL NOTICES Louis Campana Architect PLLC, a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/8/15. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The PLLC, 21 Fairview Ave., Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Purpose: Architecture #60346 Notice of Formation of PLASTIC WORKS, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/7/15. 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, P.O. Box 51, Crompond, NY 10517. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60348 Notice of formation of 274 Rich Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12-04-15. Office location Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process upon LLC. SSNY shall mail process to Frances M. Cerullo 11 Oregon Road Armonk NY, 10504. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60349 Notice of formation of 166 Hulett Road Granville, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12-0415. Office location Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process upon LLC. SSNY shall mail process to Nicholas Cerullo 11 Oregon Road Armonk NY, 10504. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60350 Notice of formation of Home Mason Stone & Supply LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/15. 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 Keith Bobolia, 22 Shaw Hwy, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #60351 Notice of Formation of CROTON COMMONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/05/2015. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 1 N Lexington Ave Fl. 12 Ste. C, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #60352 BNV CONSULTING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/SSNY on 11/17/15. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 80 Jane St., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: all lawful. #60353 PETER LOFRUMENTO ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/SSNY on 11/19/15. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 6 Waterside Close #6, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: all lawful. #60354 ERNIE’S WINE BAR & EATS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/SSNY on 11/20/15. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 74 Overlook Ave., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: all lawful. #60355 REV ENTERPRISE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/SSNY on 12/2/15. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 418 Adams St., Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Purpose: all lawful. #60356
Notice of Formation of Meiliana Tax & Accounting, LLC filed with the SSNY on 11/12/15. Offc Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Tax & Accounting 225 Mount Pleasant Ave #C, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: Any Lawful Business Activity #60358 Notice of Application for Authority of 151 SAW MILL RIVER, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC) filed with the Secy of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/30/15. LLC organized in Delaware on 10/22/14. NY office location: Westchester Co. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him to: 29 Sugar Hollow Road, Danbury, CT 06810. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste 101, Dover, DE 19901. Copy of Ctf. Of Org. on file with SSDE. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #60360 Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: GRAND & PARK BOUTIQUE LLC Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 12-3-15. Office location: Westchester COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: 25 STEWART PLACE, SUITE 416, MOUNT KISCO, NY, 10549 Purpose: Any lawful activity #60361 Notice of Formation of DachaFolk, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/10/15. 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, 13 Cleveland dr. Croton-on-Hdsn., NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60362 HPH Salon LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/14/15. 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, 25 Adams St., Bedford Hills, NY 10507. General purpose. #60364 Notice of Formation of JustBecauseSunday, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/30/15. 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, 4 Chalmers Blvd. Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60365 Notice of Formation of 240 Patchogue Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/23/15. 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 Atlantis Management Group, 555 So. Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60366
Name of LLC Klotz Construction, LLC filed SSNY 11/30/15. SSNY designated as Agent of LLC, upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, 1 Noble Ave Bronxville NY 10708. The princ. Loc. Of LLC. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60367 Notice of Formation of Blue Walrus, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/16/15. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Blue Walrus LLC, 351 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60369 Notice of formation of Venture Fit Partners LLC filed with the Secíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/15. Office of Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 65 Barlow Lane, NY 10580. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose Ad. #60370 Notice of Formation of 172 Carrollwood Drive LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 12/18/15. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: c/o Jonathan S. Berman, Esq., 4 Hudson Road E., Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. #60371 Mary OíConnell, L.L.C. filed with SSNY on 12/09/15, office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for process and shall mail to 30 Iroquois Road, Pleasantville, NY, 10570. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60372 Notice of Formation of Arthur Avenue Wood Fired Pizza Compay, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/27/2015. 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, 7 Rockhagen Rd, Thornwood, NY 10594 The principal business address of the LLC is same as above Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60373 Name of Limited Liability Company (LLC): KSquared Fitness, LLC filed with SSNY 12/24/15. Offc. Loc: Westchester County. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to iAdonia, LLC, 200 Park Ave., New York, NY 10166. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60376 Notice of Formation of HSN Property, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/27/15. 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, 2 Overhill Road Suite 260, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #60378
Notice of Formation of St. Markís Place Holdings CVII, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/15. 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, 487 East Main St., Ste. 107, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549-3420. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60381 Notice of Formation of Carlucci Property Group, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/1/15. Offc. Loc.: Westchester County. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 329 Cordial Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #60382 Notice of Formation of Herde de Ferme LLC, a domestic LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/07/2015. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 185 Kisco Avenue, Ste 604, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #60383 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: DIVINE ARM INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/25/15. 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: 76 Briggs Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701, (the principal business location of the LLC). Purpose: LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #60384 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) NAMED: After Five Heating Service, LLC articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 5, 2016. 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 the LLC at 214 North Terrace Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful business activity. #60385 Mary Jane Pastor Realty, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/21/15. 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, 60 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530. General purpose. #60386
NOTICE OF FORMATION of BRENNAN HHH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/2015. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2200 Saw Mill River Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers. #60387 Notice of Formation of 96 FOREST LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/15. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 27 Nursery Lane, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60388 Notice of Formation of MICAMA Realty Group, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/23/15. 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, 399 Knollwood Rd Suite G10 White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60389 44 Pocantico LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/31/15. 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, 108 Hunter Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066. General purpose. #60390 Chez Moi LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/11/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Law Offices of Michael H. Kane, 240 W. 35th St., Ste. 504, NY, NY 10001. General purpose. #60391 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Food Allergy Resource Group, LLC. Articles of Organ. filed w/ SSNY on 12/8/2015. Location: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC and may mail a copy of any process c/o InCorp Services, 99 Washington Ave, Ste805-A, Albany, NY12210. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60392 62 Beekman VRC LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/15/16. 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, P.O. Box 487, Tarrytown, NY 10591. General purpose. #60393 Transform Fitness & Training LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/16/15. 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, 125 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe, NY 10707. General purpose. #60394
Notice of Formation of Maintenance Solutions Network, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/15/15. 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, United States Corporation Agent, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202, Brooklyn NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60395 Notice of Formation of Design Evolution LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/7/15. Offc. Loc: Westchester County. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 26 The Hamlet, Pelham Manor, NY 10803. Purpose: any lawful purpose #60396 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by 202 Diner Inc to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 3827 Crompound Road Yorktown, NY 10567. #60397 Notice of Formation of Topsy Turvy Yogi, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY, NYS Department of State, Westchester County on 12/10/15. Office location: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60398 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DORMIE VENTURES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 11, 2015. Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #60399
HTC Partners LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/22/15. 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, 740 St. Nicholas Ave., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10031. General purpose. #60404 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Positiv Advertising, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/7/16. Office 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: 169 Grace Church Street, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60405 Notice of Formation of Green THumb Enterprises, LLC, a domestic limited liability company. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/08/16. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 4 Collier Drive East, Carmel, NY 10512. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. #60406 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by A & M Restaurant Corp d/b/a The Irish Bank Bar & Restaurant to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 230 East Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, NY 10530. #60407 180-190 EBPR LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sunanda Majumder, 180-190 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. General purpose. #60408
Notice of Formation of Mint2 Creative, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/11/16. 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, 450 Secor Rd, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #60400
LEGAL NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PARANDA MEDIA, LLC, ARTS OF ORG. filed with Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/2006. 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: 80 Vaughn Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60409
15 Hudson, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/19/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Marko Rudovic, 8 Old Post Rd South, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. General purpose. #60402
Notice of Formation of 63 BOBOLINK ROAD LLC amended to BRYN MAWR LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/15. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 63 Bobolink Road, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. #60410
6-8 Chester LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/2/15. 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, c/o Anthony R. Tirone, Esq., P.C., 202 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste. 500, White Plains, NY 10601. General purpose. #60403
Notice of Formation of NEW VENEZIA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/20/16. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mirsky and Associates, PLLC, 303 South Broadway, Ste. 222, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #60411
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LEGAL NOTICES RYE TOWN PARK COMMISSION
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Index No.: 51278/2015
Release Date: January 20, 2016 -- The Rye Town Park Commission is responsible for Rye Town Park - a 62 acre public park located in Westchester County, New York.
Date of Filing: December 15, 2015
The Commission is interested in ìoutsourcingî the: 1. Operation of the Park, including the operation of the restaurant and the snack bar/concession stands on the beach; or 2. Operation of the Park, excluding the operation of the restaurant and the snack bar/concession stands on the beach; or 3. The operation of the restaurant and the snack bar/concession stands on the beach only; 4. The future development of the Administration building and adjacent areas Interested parties can respond to one, any combination, or all of the above. The RFQ is available on the Park Commissionís website: http://www.townofryeny.com/rye-town-park--beach-home-page.html One Site Tour is scheduled at 11:00 AM on February 4, 2016. Attendance is not required; however, please contact Debbie Reisner, Town of Rye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-939-3553 if you plan to attend. Please address Submissions to: Rye Town Clerk Hope Vespia, 222 Grace Church Street ñ Suite 303, Port Chester, NY 10573 Questions and serious expressions of interest should be labeled ìRTP RFQî in the reference line and directed to: Debbie Reisner at: email@example.com or at Town of Rye, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. All responses must be postmarked or received by the Town by 4pm, March 18, 2016 #60401
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, -againstLOUIS R. ARCHER; CYNTHIA JAMES; MARTHA JAMES AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF SUSAN B. HEATH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AMTRUST BANK FKA OHIO SAVINGS BANK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; NEW YORK STATE TAX COMMISSION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; JOHN DOE 1 THROUGH 50; JANE DOE 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF SUSAN B. HEATH WHO WAS BORN IN 1922 AND DIED ON MARCH 31, 2011, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF; ‘’JOHN DOES’’ and ‘’JANE DOES,’’ SAID NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS, PARTIES INTENDED BEING POSSIBLE TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS OF PREMISES, AND CORPORATIONS, OTHER ENTITIES OR PERSONS WHO CLAIM, OR MAY CLAIM, A LIEN AGAINST THE PREMISES, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Terry Jane Ruderman of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on December 11, 2015, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Westchester, State of New York.
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The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by SUSAN B. HEATH, LOUIS R. ARCHER, and CYNTHIA JAMES to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PREMIUM CAPITAL FUNDING, LLC DBA TOPDOT MORTGAGE, A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND OR ASSIGNS bearing the date November 16, 2009 and recorded in Control #: 493620613 in the County of Westchester on January 15, 2010. Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., by assignment of mortgage bearing the date April 8, 2013 and recorded under Control #: 530993547 the County of Westchester on April 12, 2013. Said premises being known as and by 19 YELLOWSTONE AVENUE, WHITE PLAINS, NY 10607-1323. Date:
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Batavia, New York Virginia C Grapensteter, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about ìsavingî your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Departmentís website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. #60368
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