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ustainable Playland Inc., the nonprofit chosen to manage Playland park, has returned to Westchester County’s legislative review process of its park improvement plan after four weeks spent sitting on the sidelines. SPI told the county it was diving back into the process in a letter April 30, just one day before a May 1 deadline set by county Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz, a Somers Democrat. In the letter, addressed to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, SPI President Kim Morque said the decision came after deliberation by the group’s board members. Morque said he expected Astorino, who has already signed a management agreement with SPI, to take a more active role in the review process and completing operator agreements. “We further understand that the county will represent us in any current and future lawsuits relating (to) the approval process and implementation of the (Playland Improvement Plan) should SPI be named as a respondent,” the letter stated. SPI had removed itself from a county Board of Legislators review process amid legal SPI, page 6
Yonkers the next Brooklyn? BY JOhN GOLdEN email@example.com
WITH A BLITZ oF PRINT ADS featuring youthful executives at Yonkers businesses, the city of Yonkers has launched a $350,000 marketing campaign that targets millennials in search of what its promoters called “the metropolitan area’s next great place to live, work and play.”
The six-month campaign, called Generation Yonkers, invites millennials or generation Y – a large, loosely defined demographic whose core age group was born between 1983 and the early 2000s – to “be part of it” in Yonkers. Developed by Thompson & Bender, the Briarcliff Manor public relations, advertising and marketing agency, the campaign also launched a website, GenerationYonkers.com,
at the same time as its prominently sized ads in metro newspapers that included The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. “Our future in Yonkers is very bright,” says Laura Alemzadeh, general counsel at Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., in one of the testimonials from business executives featured in the ads. “There’s a new vibe and energy. It’s excitYonkers, page 6
Brothers aim to turn teen peers into entrepreneurs BY JOhN GOLdEN firstname.lastname@example.org
he Guberti brothers from Scarsdale, Michael and Marc, met us at the gate to Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Chauffeured by their parents in the family SUV, they led us across the campus to a parking lot at Fordham Prep, where 17-year-old Michael is a senior and 16-year-old Marc a sophomore. Their school, like the college, was closed for Easter recess. But enterprise takes no spring break with these teens. We strolled across the quiet greening campus to Hughes Hall, a mansardroofed, 19th century gray stone building that is home to Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. The building was closed, but Michael pointed to tall windows on the second floor. “That’s the classroom where we’ll run the boot camp,” he said. He said it as if to offer physical proof and dispel any doubt their interviewer from Westchester might have that these freckle-faced teenagers from Scarsdale were legit. Yes, a boot camp. A summer camp, but not your ordinary summer camp. “This is one of a kind,” Michael said. Sponsored by Fordham, the Guberti brothers are starting an “entrepreneurial academy” for students between the ages of 12 and 19. They expect to teach about 20 protégés in each of three one-week sessions in July and August. (Teen readers, take note: that’s July 7-11, July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1.) It’s an extension of Teenager Entrepreneur, the online training site the brothers co-founded last year at home in Scarsdale to help other teens “package passions into profits” – their business slogan at teenagerentrepreneur.com. “We wanted to do something in our lives that we would enjoy doing,” said Marc, tracing the origins of their youthful entrepreneurialism. The brothers first shared their passion for sports on blogs they created at marcguberti.com and michaelguberti.com. They’ve since branched out to
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write and sell digital books and offer online training in business and social media on their sites. They’ll also do motivational speaking gigs if you ask. Kid brother Marc, a budding social media maven, led the way in discovering that one’s passion could generate profits. He began sharing his wider range of interests on Squidoo, an online publishing platform and community of fellow enthusiasts. He recommended books that he had read to others with like interests and linked them to Amazon, a Squidoo affiliate, “and when people buy it, I make 4 percent” in commission, he said. “I was making a good income from Squidoo.” How good? A businessman with discretion, Marc smiled, and pondered an honest but not too revealing answer. “Several thousands of dollars,” he at last said. As a published author, Marc Guberti’s prolific output would put many an older professional writer to shame. On his own blog, the 16-year-old peddles Kindle editions of his oeuvre priced in the teen-friendly $2 and $3 range. “How To Be Successful On Twitter.” “365 Ways To Improve Your Business in 2014.” “Honest Ways To Make Money Online.” “Keep The Ball Rolling: How To Stay Motivated While Writing An eBook.” “Fool’s Gold: Not Everything In Business Is As It Seems.” All that and high school homework, too. The media maven also offers a mixedmedia Twitter Domination Training Course. For $47, an online student can learn the tactics Marc has used to increase his blog traffic by more than 300 percent and reap a sixfold increase in his Twitter followers. “I have 65,000 but it keeps on growing,” he told us. “I expect to hit 100,000 by midsummer.” Marc said he’ll soon be coming out with his sixth Kindle book. “My book is designed to teach people how they can write more words in a given day.” “I’ll be using that book,” said his older brother. “I’ll give you a free copy; you don’t have
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to worry about it,” said Marc. “I’ll print it out and sign it.” Michael Guberti has published one digital book, the 32-page “SAT/ACT Guide To Success From Mindset To Mathematics and Clock Management to College.” “I came up with that two years ago” when taking those college entrance exams, he said. It’s designed to supplement those hefty College Board test guides. Michael is working on a second book that advises ambitious high school students on “how to dominate on an Ivy League interview,” he said. With the book he’ll offer an online training course spread over five days in 30-minute segments. Interviewing for an Ivy League college is “torture,” said Michael, who has endured it. “I’m less concerned with the profit than with how I can help” a student step into that torture chamber “with increased confidence.” At Fordham Prep, the senior from Scarsdale is doing an internship this spring for his Advanced Placement class in macroeconomics. He led us off the campus and across East Fordham Road to the Fordham Foundry, a 2-year-old small business incubator run by Fordham’s Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with New York City’s Small Business Services. Michael’s internship there proved opportune for the Guberti brothers and their dream of turning their teen peers into entrepreneurs. “They’ve got to know and think and live that they’re entrepreneurs,” Michael earnestly told us at the Foundry office, “so that people come to see them as such.” The goal of Teenager Entrepreneur is to change the way teens see themselves and change too “this global perception” of teens, he said. Fordham Foundry’s co-director,
Christine Janssen-Selvadurai, also directs the entrepreneurship program at the Gabelli School of Business. “I pitched her the idea” for the summer boot camp, Michael said. “She agreed that she likes the entrepreneurial fervor and that’s when the deal was done.” It’s a pretty sweet deal for the Gubertis. Michael said Fordham won’t take a cut of the $997 fee for the boot camp. (The Teenager Entrepreneur online training course is priced at $797.) Michael said the brothers will sponsor a seat at their summer camp for one underprivileged teenager with a passion for the entrepreneurial life. And he further pledged to provide “nutritious snack options” for those summer students hungry to learn how to package their passions into profits. Those nutritious snacks might have been inspired – or ordered – by the enterprising Gubertis’ enterprising mother. A holistic nutritionist and functional medicine specialist with a private practice in Greenwich, Conn., Nancy Guberti about 15 years ago gave up a lucrative, personally rewarding career at Goldman Sachs – “the golden handcuffs,” she said with a smile outside Fordham Prep – for the sake of her son. Marc said he suffered from multiple food allergies in his pre-authorial days as a 1- and 2-year-old. “No one knew what was wrong with me. My mom went into nutrition to find a solution and she found a solution – and that’s why I’m here today.” Marc’s 65,000 Twitter followers might want to tweet their thanks to Nancy Guberti. “She loves being a nutritionist,” Marc said. “She does what she does because she loves what she does and she makes money at it at the same time.” “She was the role model for us.”
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Cuomo plan looks to reduce energy use BY MARK LUNGARIELLO firstname.lastname@example.org
ew York utility regulators are looking to build “the power grid of the future,” fundamentally changing the way electricity is distributed, sold and used in the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the state’s Public Service Commission to focus on reducing energy usage – and costs – for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The PSC, through a program called Reforming Energy Vision, or REV, is looking to make regulatory changes to how energy is bought and sold, while also identifying smart-grid technologies. Richard Kauffman, chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, said in a statement that the new approach would protect the environment, reduce the cost of electricity and create economic growth opportunities. “New York is moving to a more market-based, decentralized approach with how it shapes energy policy,” he said. Kauffman also said the change would make the system more resilient to climate change. The grid’s durability has been increasingly tested in recent years during
peak usage periods, which are the hottest days of summer, and during and after extreme weather events that test the infrastructure. The PSC estimates that in the next 10 years more than $30 billion will have to be spent to repair the state’s electrical infrastructure. Reducing energy consumption could reduce that need, the major problem being that the system has to be set up to withstand the output needed for peak demand. Part of the issue, according to the REV report, is that the appetite for energy in what has been dubbed “a digital economy” is growing increasingly insatiable and the grid needs to be constructed not to break down or create blackouts during peak usage or in the aftermath of major storms like Hurricane Sandy. Costs continue to increase because demand continues to go up while electricity providers see their sales base remain mostly flat, according to REV. An increasing reliance on natural gas to produce the electricity also burdens the rate structure, as was this case the winter when snowstorms limited natural gas shipments from the South, causing the cost of the resource to shoot upward. The end result
was sticker shock on residents’ and businesses’ electric bills during the colder months. Audrey Zibelman, chairwoman of the PSC, said in a statement that the old rate structure has the result of slowing down technology development. “By fundamentally restructuring the way utilities and energy companies sell electricity, New York can maximize the utilization of resources, and reduce the need for new infrastructure through expanded demand management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation and energy storage programs,” she said. The governor announced a nearly $1 billion investment in the state’s solar industry under a program called NY Sun to change the way companies are producing power. Consumers would be rewarded for using new technologies in households and businesses that reduce usage. Some of these options include cellphone apps that can remotely control lights and cooling systems and appliances outfitted with controls to reduce the amount of energy they are using. The REV proceeding will hold a meeting in Albany May 12 and have a public symposium May 22. The PSC will even-
tually determine regulatory changes and ways to incentivize energy efficiency and other provider changes. Any changes are expected to be fast tracked by the end of the year. Cuomo said it was the first change in the buying and selling of electricity in the state in a century. “By introducing and embracing information technology and clean energy solutions, millions of New Yorkers will benefit from a 21st century power grid, enabling them to better manage and reduce their energy costs while protecting and preserving the environment,” he said. Looming over the state process is a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission change that was set to go into effect May 1, after press time. As planned, the FERC was to impose a “capacity zone” to create infrastructure in the Hudson Valley region to allow for power generated upstate to be siphoned down into the lower part of the state, including New York City, to meet higher usage. That zone has been estimated to cost consumers $300 million on electric bills over three years. By the end of the year, residents of the area could see their rates increase 4 percent or by as much as 10 percent based on the zone plan.
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Greenburgh looks to bypass county in applying for federal grants BY MARK LUNGARIELLO email@example.com
reenburgh’s town supervisor wants the town to form its own consortium to apply for community block development grants after seeing millions of dollars in funding lost due to wrangling between the federal and county governments. The federal government has reallocated $7.4 million and is likely to take away another $5.2 million unless Westchester County complies with the terms of a 2009 affordable housing settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that suit, Westchester agreed to pay $50 million and build or obtain 750 affordable housing units in 31 of its least racially diverse communities. Paul Feiner, the Democratic supervisor of Greenburgh, said the town wasn’t part of that suit but has voluntarily built its own housing. “Even though we’re in compliance, we’re being penalized,” Feiner said. Westchester government has traditionally applied for Community Development Block Grant funds as the head of a consortium representing most of its towns and villages. These grants are usually for capital and infrastructure work like street repaving or sewage line construction. Federal law dictates that a community must have a population of 50,000 residents to be able to apply for the funding. Westchester has applied on behalf of the many of its smaller towns, though its large cities such as Yonkers apply on their own. Feiner said that Greenburgh, the largest town in the county, could form a consortium
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with the six villages within its borders. The total population in the consortium would far exceed the 50,000-person threshold, he said. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, is in the midst of a standoff with the federal government over implementation of the housing lawsuit. Astorino refuses to comply with HUD’s request to analyze impediments to fair housing in local zoning, saying the county’s analyses show its 43 municipalities do not have any exclusionary practices on the books. Astorino was told by HUD that if a report wasn’t filed on impediments by May 9, the grants would be reallocated to other communities. Feiner said his town has already lost out on $500,000 worth of sidewalk repairs and other construction. Astorino told the Business Journal he did not mind if Westchester communities broke off and formed their own consortiums. “We have no issue with that; we encourage that,” he said. County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz, a Democrat, said he didn’t think it was feasible that the communities handle their own applications. Although a town the size of Greenburgh might be able to exceed the 50,000-person threshold, he said, smaller communities such as Port Chester need the county to apply on their behalf. The loss of the grant money has brought Westchester negative publicity in recent weeks. The Rev. Al Sharpton called Astorino’s refusal to comply with the federal government an insult to New Yorkers and an embarrassment to the rest of the country at a Greenburgh, page 15
Taming the digital wild west By Eric T. Schneiderman
he Internet has grown up. It is no longer just about providing information, but about fundamental changes in the way we go about our daily lives. Enormous amounts of commerce that have long been subject to regulation and policing in the brick-and-mortar world are now moving online. This means big changes in the marketplace, even though many of the fundamental goods and services remain the same. Regulators are left struggling to keep up – and the companies involved want to keep it that way. Amazingly, many of these companies claim that the fact that their goods and services are provided online somehow makes them immune from regulation. This isn’t smart, or sustainable. Just because a company has an app instead of a storefront doesn’t mean consumer protection laws don’t apply. The cold shoulder that regulators like me get from self-proclaimed cyberlibertarians deprives us of powerful partners in protecting the public interest online. While this may shield companies in the short run, authorities will ultimately be forced to use the blunt tools of traditional law enforcement. Cooperation is a better path. Take Airbnb, a San Francisco-based company now valued at close to $10 billion that enables users in 192 countries to turn their homes into hotel rooms. In 2010, the state of New York passed a law confirming that short-stay rentals were generally illegal in apartment buildings, and for good reason: The longstanding distinction between hotels and apartment buildings protects the rights of building residents who didn’t choose to live 10 feet away from a parade of strangers. The law also protects tourists – who are usually unfamiliar with the rooms and buildings where they are sleeping – by imposing stiffer fire safety and building codes on hotels. Airbnb “hosts” rent out apartments every day in violation of this law. Some of these are large, commercial enterprises with dozens of apartments – truly illegal hotels. The most straightforward solution would be for Airbnb to simply prevent illegal transactions. But when my office reached out to Airbnb, the company rejected the idea of selfpolicing out of hand and refused to provide data that would give us a handle on the scope of the problem. With my hope of working in partnership with Airbnb dashed, we were forced to subpoena the company for information, a step that Airbnb has attempted to quash in court. On Monday, just 24 hours before a key court date, Airbnb announced it had removed some 2,000 New York-based listings from the site, suggesting that our concerns
are not misplaced. But none of this promotes confidence in the site – by users, their neighbors or the regulators whose job it is to protect the public. Another example is Uber, a company valued at more than $3 billion that has revolutionized the old-fashioned act of standing in the street to hail a cab. Uber has been an agent for change in an industry that has long been controlled by small groups of taxi owners. The regulations and bureaucracies that protect these entrenched incumbents do not, by and large, serve the public interest. But Uber may also have run afoul of New York state laws against price gouging, which do serve the public interest. In the last year, in bad weather, Uber charged New Yorkers as much as eight times the company’s base price. We are investigating whether this is prohibited by the same laws under which I’ve sued gas stations that gouged motorists during Hurricane Sandy. Uber makes some persuasive arguments for its pricing model, but the ability to pay truly exorbitant prices shouldn’t determine someone’s ability to get critical goods and services when they’re in short supply in an emergency. I’m hopeful that the company will collaborate with us to address the problem thoughtfully. This kind of cooperation can work. Last year my office discovered that the consumer review website Yelp was being flooded by companies hired to fraudulently inflate rankings for clients and hurt those clients’ competitors. Rather than taking a knee-jerk anti-regulatory stand, Yelp, a publicly traded company, decided to cooperate with law enforcement on a yearlong undercover investigation that resulted in fines against 19 of these companies. This furthered the public interest, but also burnished Yelp’s reputation for reliability. Cyberlibertarians argue that regulators often lack the tools or know-how to provide smart enforcement. They are not entirely wrong. But that doesn’t mean that regulation is unnecessary. Nor does it excuse those same critics for refusing to work with the government agencies that must develop those tools. Regulators should not be deterred and, as a practical matter, they can’t and won’t be – we are now living in an online world, one that offers great promise but is also becoming one of the primary crime scenes of the 21st century. Major service providers cannot be allowed to treat it as a digital Wild West. The only question is how long it will take for these cybercowboys to realize that working with the sheriffs is both good business and the right thing to do. Eric T. Schneiderman is attorney general of New York. This column also was published in The New York Times.
Citrin Cooperman Corner State Taxes Can Make Sense By DaviD SeiDen, CPa Citrin CooPerman In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, there has been one constant – rarely do state taxes make sense. For instance, New York State and City (State/City), like most jurisdictions, considers individuals to be statutory residents if they “maintain a permanent place of abode (PPA) and spend more than 183 days in the state during the calendar year.” The 183-day test is fairly straightforward – step foot in the State/ City at any point during the day – except for certain exceptions – and that day becomes an in-State/City day. Issues with statutory residency rules have historically been focused on how the State/City defines “maintaining a PPA.” For example, in certain cases, the State/City have applied the statutory resident test and concluded a taxpayer was a resident despite the fact the taxpayer rarely, if ever, stayed in the State/City PPA overnight. Like I said rarely do state taxes make sense. Take, for example, the case of John Gaied (Matter of John Gaied v. Tax Appeals Tribunal). Mr. Gaied lived in New Jersey and worked in the City. He purchased an apartment building in the State/City as an investment. His elderly parents lived in one of the apartments, and he rented the other two apartments to unrelated tenants. One or two times a month, Mr. Gaied stayed at his parents’ apartment to attend to their medical needs. Mr. Gaied was audited, and both the NYS Division of Taxation (Division) and NY Tax Tribunal found him to be a State/City resident. The central issue in the case was whether Mr. Gaied’s “investment” was also a PPA for purposes of the statutory resident test.
Landmark decision In February, the New York Court of Appeals (Court) reversed the Tax Tribunal’s Gaied decision as well as the Division’s long-held position that a person could be considered to be maintaining a PPA even if he or she never actually stayed there overnight. The Court reasoned that based on the legislative history of the statute, in order for a taxpayer to have maintained a PPA
in New York, the taxpayer must have a “residential interest” in the property. “The courts finally got it right,” said Tim Noonan, a partner at Hudgson Russ, LLP and the lead attorney representing Mr. Gaied before the Court. According to Mr. Noonan, the statutory resident test was “originally intended to discourage tax evasion by people who really were residents of New York. Thus, the Court held that in order for an individual to be a resident, there must be some basis to conclude that the taxpayer maintained a dwelling in the state that was used as the taxpayer’s residence.”
The LasTing effecT of gaied The Gaied decision will have both an immediate and long-term effect on taxpayers. In the short term, New York nonresidents who are currently under audit and own residential real estate have reason to celebrate. “No longer will the Division be able to argue that mere access to or availability of a place is enough to subject a taxpayer to New York resident tax,” Mr. Noonan said. “We’ll still need to go through the factual exercise of proving that the taxpayer didn’t live in the place or maintain living arrangements, but now the test is more in line with the intent of the statutory resident rules.” The long-term effect of Gaied will, unfortunately, likely continue to be played out in court. Questions left unanswered by the Court include: (1)What does having a “residential interest” in a property mean, and (2) Are New York nonresidents with vacation homes in New York State affected by the Gaied decision? Regardless of the answers, it appears the Court has finally made some sense out of New York’s statutory residents – and that’s a rarity when it comes to state taxes. About the author: David Seiden is a leading authority on state and local tax (SALT) matters. He is a partner based in Citrin Cooperman’s White Plains office, where he leads the firm’s SALT Practice. He can be reached by phone at (914) 949-2990 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm with offices in White Plains, NY; Norwalk, CT; New York City; Livingston, NJ; and Philadelphia.
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uncertainties, including a question of whether Westchester or the city of Rye had approval authority over any proposed construction at the park. Playland is owned by the county but is within the city’s borders, in a mostly residential neighborhood on the Long Island Sound coastline. Rye asserted its authority over the implementation plan in a March 20 letter written by Michael B. Gerrard, an environmental law attorney with the New York City firm Arnold & Porter L.L.P. In that letter, Gerrard said an 82,500-square-foot field house that SPI is proposing to build for year-round use was not compliant with city zoning codes. “If the County would like to initiate the zoning amendment process, it can petition to the City Council for the necessary amendment,” Gerrard wrote. County officials met with Rye Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, but neither side budged. The county executive approached any peace meetings with the caveat that the county would not give up zoning approvals for Playland, for fear of setting a precedent that could affect other coun-
ty-owned properties. Ned McCormack, a spokesman for Astorino, told the Business Journal in a previous interview that the county continuing to manage the park, which he said runs in the red by as much as $5 million a year, would not be an alternative to SPI. “The status quo is not an option,” he said. The stalemate continues. Aside from the turf battle, there are also two lawsuits filed by Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat. Jenkins filed suit last year, saying the management deal, which was approved by the county’s Board of Acquisitions and Contracts, was actually a lease. By law, a lease would need a full vote of the legislature. Jenkins lost that suit but is pursuing an appeal, while he also filed a civil lawsuit looking to invalidate the deal altogether. Legislator Peter Harckham, a North Salem Democrat, is chairman of the county board’s parks committee that was in the process of reviewing the implementation plan when SPI backed out. Harckham said that SPI’s sitting out the process may have “colored some legislators’ perceptions,” but as chairman he was committed to making sure any ill will would not taint the review. SPI’s assertion that the county would offer legal protection to the nonprofit
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was something Harckham said the board would have to discuss with the legislative legal counsel. “We’ll pick back up, we’ll put the information back into the hopper,” he said. Harckham said there were still questions that needed to be answered, among them SPI’s financials, the field house and parking concerns due to a proposed reduction of spaces at the site. Initially, the improvement plan was expected to pass through the parks committee for a vote of the entire board by the middle of May. The delay has derailed that. “We’re going to have to push that back now based on the delay they imposed on the process,” he said. “It’s not like we just
pick up immediately tomorrow. We’ve got to hit the reset button and we need to reschedule things.” In coming back to the process, SPI noted it had modified its plan since its initial proposal but was committed to the spirit of its original plan. That likely means continuing to pursue the athletic fields component. “Our public-private partnership approach is to create multiple activities that would draw visitors to Playland year round,” Morque said in the letter. “The goal is to make the park less dependent on attendance at the amusement component that is weather dependent and has a limited season.”
living life on your terms – Generation Yonkers. Yonkers has it all. Excellent schools, low crime rate, diverse housing, modern and affordable office space, a great mix of businesses, exceptional retail opportunities, fabulous restaurants and spectacular Hudson River views. And we’re only 25 minutes by train to Grand Central Station.” In a Generation Yonkers video segment, Barry Kappel, senior vice president for business development at ContraFect Corp., said the biotech company found it could lease space in Yonkers at 20 percent to 25 percent of its cost in New York City. The company in 2012 moved from Manhattan to office and laboratory space at 28 Wells Ave. in iPark Hudson. “As a biotech company, you need to conserve capital,” Kappel said in a campaign promotion. “Building out a 15,000-square-foot laboratory in Yonkers was economically feasible for us. At the end of the day we’re really happy with our decision to be in Yonkers. We’re proud to be associated with the city and we encourage others, both in our industry and in other industries as well, to make the move.” Declan Baldwin, founder of Big Indie Pictures, has moved his film and television production company from Manhattan to downtown Yonkers. “I noticed more than a decade ago while I was shooting a film in Yonkers that something was happening here,” he said in a campaign testimonial. “I’ve watched that progression and I just wanted to make sure that I was going to be a part of it.” Other Yonkers businesses that participated in the first phase of the Generation Yonkers campaign are Carolyn Ray Inc., a textiles and wall coverings design studio; Eileen’s Country Kitchen; Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway; Hudson Valley Bank; Progressive Computing; Tacos El Poblano; The Energy Project; and Yonkers Brewing Co.
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ing to be part of it.” “Yonkers is a great fit for our business,” Tim Allen and Eric Esterlis, copresidents of Mindspark Interactive Network Inc., are quoted in another ad. “Great location, great convenience, a great environment with an urban feel.” A digital applications developer, Mindspark last November relocated its main office and 160 employees from downtown White Plains to a 40,000-square-foot space at iPark Hudson in the former Otis Elevator factory complex on the Yonkers waterfront. Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, partner at Thompson & Bender, said the marketing campaign will not be focused solely on New York City but also appeal to businesses in Westchester and Rockland counties and the entire New York City media market area. It also will employ search engine marketing and social media to reach millennials. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, speaking at a recent press conference to announce the new city-funded campaign, called Yonkers “the best-kept secret in the New York City area.” The campaign is “about showing people what so many of us already know: that Yonkers is a great place to live, work and play,” he said. “People are looking for the next urban frontier,” Spano said. “They’re asking, ‘Where is the next Brooklyn? Where is the next Hoboken? Where is the next place to go?’ “You have the answer,” he said. “Generation Yonkers is what’s next.” “Be wowed. Be dazzled. Be smart,” the campaign website invites its target audience. “Be part of a generation that knows no age limits and has no boundaries when it comes to being successful and
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edicaid and pension contributions are strangling county budgets to the point where something has got to give in state government, according to the elected leaders of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the majority of property tax dollars collected in the county are used to pay those contributions and other state government mandates. “For all intents and purposes, it’s become a state property tax,” Astorino said at the Suffern Crowne Plaza on April 25. Astorino, a Republican running for governor this year, was one of three county executives at an event hosted by the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a Newburgh-based business and academic advocacy nonprofit. Astorino said in Westchester, 85 cents of each property tax dollar collected went toward mandates. For example, the county’s pension bills shot up from $3 million in 2002 to an expected $101 million this year, he said. Very little of the tax dollars collected and sent
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to Albany are ever returned to Westchester in aid or infrastructure repairs, Astorino said. “For every dollar they send us, they charge us two,” he said. Astorino said the mandates, combined with the state’s property tax levy cap, make an impossible equation and force counties to either raise taxes or impose layoffs. “The third option is you’ve got to change the rules,” he said. Perhaps highlighting a campaign platform, Astorino said he didn’t think that option was being investigated. “The more we scream, the deafer they become in Albany,” he said. Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell said part of the issue with Medicaid is rampant, unchecked abuse of the system. Odell, a Republican, said she had witnessed a situation in Putnam where someone that owned a new car and a modest home still collected from Medicaid, which is intended as a health care benefit for low-income individuals. “Fraud is a tremendous burden on all of our communities,” she said. Odell said the county had contracted a consultant to help it navigate the complexities of Medicaid and save Putnam taxpayer dollars.
The cost of Medicaid has risen to more than $55 billion a year in the state, more than Texas and Pennsylvania combined. Counties are on the hook for roughly 16 percent of that
“The more we scream, the deafer they become in Albany.” — Rob Astorino
total. A report from the New York Citizen’s Budget Commission in 2011 showed that New York’s approach to funding Medicaid, which relied heavily on less-affluent counties and not proportionately on local governments, was out of line with other states. At that time, New Hampshire localities had the second-highest percentage of contribution, at 8 percent, significantly less than what New York counties were paying. That report suggested the burden for
Medicaid be absorbed back to New York government and not its counties. “The state should assume responsibility for the local share liability over a period of four or five years,” the report said. “This phase-in period would align with the state takeover of administrative responsibility for the program and with full implementation of federal health care reform.” Statewide enrollment grew 80 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to the New York City Independent Budget Office, and there are now more than 5 million recipients in the state. Over the years, New York City’s contributions to the cost have decreased but city residents receive 62 percent of the Medicaid benefits in the state. The average cost per enrollee is roughly $9,000, down from several years ago. Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, joined his colleagues in pointing the finger at Albany. He mentioned a proposed earlyvoting law that he said would have required Rockland to up property taxes 2 percent to fund. He said if the state wanted to give mandates, then it should offer funding for them. “If you want to run it, you got to own it,” Day said.
New York City FC to practice at Manhattanville College big picture.” The project was estimated by PEPA to cost $10 million. In the late 1990s, a professional-grade rofessional soccer is coming to hockey rink at the campus on which the Westchester, but for the moment New York Rangers would have practiced it’s only to practice. was blocked due to community opposiNew York City Football Club, an tion. The college’s hockey team was left expansion team that will join Major without on-campus facilities as a result. League Soccer next year, is set to practice The Planning Board approved the socat Manhattanville College after receiving cer project 4-2, with a team representative approvals from the town of Harrison’s agreeing to return to the Planning Board Planning Board on April 22. to discuss any potential lease extensions. Manhattanville is in Purchase, a ham1187629_11808 Mlssoccer.com quoted NYCFC chief busilet of Harrison, and is known for its scenic 7.375x8.5 campus that includes historic Reid Castle. BY MARK LUNGARIELLO email@example.com
ness officer Tim Pernetti as saying the club was excited to partner with the local college. “From the beginning of this process, we have been solely focused on creating a relationship that is beneficial to the community, Manhattanville College and NYCFC,” he said. According to the website, the facility will be ready by Jan. 15. NYCFC will play its first regular season games in March. NYCFC will play its inaugural season in 2015 at Yankee Stadium, but the team continues to have difficulty finding a per-
manent home in the five boroughs. The club is now reportedly considering locations in Westchester. Soccer’s New York Red Bulls play home games in Harrison, N.J. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, a Democrat, said in his recent State of the City address that the team could set up at Empire City. “If New Jersey can host two New York football teams alongside a swamp, we can certainly host a professional soccer team along I-87,” he said.
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The soccer club, which is co-owned by the New York Yankees and English Premier League soccer team Manchester City, will renovate the college’s gym and rebuild its soccer field. The team said it has a five-year lease with Manhattanville to use the grounds for practice, after which time the facilities will be donated to the college for its own use. The proposal faced opposition from some community residents, namely the civic group the Purchase Environmental Protection Association, which said allowing the team to practice there would be a case of a commercial enterprise operating on an educational campus. Traffic issues and questions over how long the team would stay in Purchase were among the main concerns brought up by PEPA. Michael Tokarz, the association’s president, said in a letter to the Planning Board that as per NYCFC’s lease with Manhattanville the team would have the option to renew. “There’s nothing temporary about this activity,” Tokarz said. “Don’t be ‘duped’ looking at the small things presented that might please the community and miss the
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The Volunteer Center of United Way has changed its name while continuing to partner with United Way of Westchester and Putnam. The Tarrytown-based nonprofit is now Volunteer New York! Alisa H. Kesten, executive director of the renamed organization, told an audience at the group’s recent 34th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards that the goal of the rebranding is “to create a call to action, increase volunteerism and better encompass the expanded Westchester and mid-Hudson Valley region we have been covering since 2011.” Kesten in her announcement said the center will deepen its commitment to Westchester and Putnam counties by focusing on volunteerism in the areas of education, income and health, “the building blocks for a better life for all.” This fall, Volunteer New York! and United Way of Westchester and Putnam will jointly launch a new campaign to better connect volunteer mentors and tutors to at-risk children as part of United Way’s SmartStart initiative. Kesten at the awards breakfast also announced a new Volunteer New York! Youth Initiative to increase “meaningful volunteerism” among youths in Westchester and the mid-Hudson Valley. “When young people engage in community service, they are more likely to have a positive sense of empowerment and less likely to engage in risky behavior. Young volunteers do better in school, have a greater success finding meaningful jobs and feel more connected to their families and communities,” she said.
Mail scam targets N.Y. corporations
New York corporations are the target of a scam in which businesses are told to send document processing fees to a fictitious state government agency, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in an alert issued by his office April 28. The governor said businesses are receiving notifications through the mail advising them of their corporate responsibilities and requesting a processing fee for providing a service that they are led to believe is required by state law. A document titled “2014 Annual Corporate Minutes” selectively quotes sections of New York’s Business Corporation Law regarding a corporation’s obligations to hold annual corporate meetings and maintain corporate records. The official-looking document asks the recipient to send $125 to the “Dept. of Business and Compliance” to
fulfill its corporate obligations under the law. New York does not require business corporations to file corporate minutes with the state or any other government agency. Cuomo said businesses should ignore the solicitations and report them to the Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection at 518-474-8583 or dos.gov/consumerprotection.
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Restaurant owner Peter Lin, right, was joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Kathryn Welch, Forest City Ratner Cos. executive vice president for retail development, at a recent ceremony to mark the opening of Little Buddha at Westchester’s Ridge Hill. The eatery at the shopping center’s Fountain Plaza offers a mixture of Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Lin operates similarly themed restaurants in Rye Brook, Thornwood, Pelham Manor and Yorktown Heights.
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Julia P. Gregory has been named CEO of ContraFect Corp. after serving about six months as interim head of the biotechnology company in downtown Yonkers. Gregory last November was named interim CEO after ContraFect’s founder, Dr. Robert Nowinksi, left the company for medical reasons, according to a company announcement. She joined ContraFect, a developer of protein and antibody drugs to treat drug-resistant, life-threatening infections, in July 2012 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Gregory formerly was president and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. in South San Francisco, Calif. Before joining Five Prime, she was executive vice president for corporate development and CFO of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in The Woodlands, Texas. A ContraFect spokesperson said she has been involved in more than $1 billion of public and private financings and strategic
partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Gregory also was named a ContraFect director. Also appointed to the company’s board of directors were David N. Low Jr., an investment banker and managing director of the Lazard Life Sciences Group; Michael J. otto, former chief scientific officer of Pharmaset; and Dr. Roger J. Pomerantz, an infectious diseases specialist and former senior vice president at Merck & Co. ContraFect directors said Sir Richard Sykes resigned from the board.
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The county’s Civil Service Employees Association has rejected a state fact finder’s recommendations that would have the union’s members contribute to the cost of their health plans for the first time in history. The CSEA is Westchester County’s largest public sector union and the only remaining union of eight in the county that doesn’t pay into its health plans. The union and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, haven’t been able to settle on a new contract due mainly to differences in opinion on if union members should pay a percentage of their health care costs. Howard Edelman, the state fact finder, had reviewed information and heard arguments from both sides. In a report released in April, he recommended a tiered system that would have current union members paying between 7.5 percent and 10 percent of their health care plans, with new members to pay 20 percent. Astorino said at a recent networking event in Suffern that he accepted the recommendation because he felt it was fair to both sides. “Seven percent is far less than what I would want,” he said. With the rejection from the CSEA, Astorino’s acceptance of the recommendations becomes a moot point.
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and a high ethical standard; n Motivates and develops people; able to critique in a positive way; n Inspires people to reach deep, accomplish more than they thought possible; n Makes decisions, takes action, is accountable and responsible; “owns up”; n Resolves conflicts and builds cohesive teams; knows everyone matters; n Organizes, fixes breakdowns, looks to make improvements; n Encourages people around them to shine; shares credit; n Knows their actions are watched; leads by example; n Maintains a realistic, positive attitude; n Active, accurate communicator; n Self-aware, will stand alone, perseveres, and knows when to make a change; and n Accurately assess personal weaknesses, seek out solutions and advisers Think about the people you’ve been around. Who do you know, people you would consider to have been great leaders? What attributes did they demonstrate? Add to the list above. Create your own leadership attributes list. Periodically assess every employee. Have a scorecard that allows you to look at how
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news conference at the county office building April 25. Sharpton said he would mobilize protesters to hound the county executive, who is running for governor this year. “We know how to get here,” Sharpton said. “We’ll follow you everywhere until the money flows back into Westchester.” Ossining Mayor William Haunauer, a Democrat who attended the news conference, said his village will have to fund capital projects through property taxes rather than the grants, which would have paid for water filtration, sewer work and street projects. “It puts us in a really bad position,” he said. “‘Really bad’ is putting it gently.” Astorino said he was protecting the home rule of local communities, accusing HUD of overstepping the terms of the settlement. He said Westchester would not be “held hostage to bureaucrats” in Washington, D.C., and forced to dismantle local zoning. “It’s not worth $5 million; it’s not worth a billion dollars,” he said. The county executive said Sharpton was in town as part of a campaign ploy by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I’d also like to know where Cuomo is on this,” Astorino said. Cuomo lives in New Castle but has not stated publicly if he believes there is exclusionary zoning in his town or the county, Astorino said. Cuomo was HUD secretary under President Bill Clinton. Sharpton, during his press conference, said he had not spoken to Cuomo nor had he endorsed him yet. “I am campaigning for affordable housing,” Sharpton said. Kaplowitz, the board chairman, announced lawmakers would try to facilitate a meeting with a HUD-appointed monitor overseeing implementation of the settlement, the county and local members of Congress. Kaplowitz said he would try to take a leadership role in coming into compliance with the settlement and would ask for an extension beyond May 9 before HUD pulls the federal grants. He downplayed the dispute and said Westchester had already received approvals to build the majority of units required in the settlement. “People are looking at the hole and not the doughnut,” he said. “We are building fair and affordable housing in Westchester.” The county executive, though, said he doubted that any progress would be made because the two sides differ on a fundamental principle: Astorino believes he is in compliance with the terms of the settlement, while the federal government does not. He said he has not been able to avoid a stalemate despite ongoing communication with congressional representatives, HUD and others. “I have been meeting for five years,” he said.
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The communications agency of the future By Kristen Ruby
hen Ruby Media Group was founded five years ago, social media and public relations were still viewed as different service categories for businesses. Executives wanted to jump on the social media bandwagon and were interested in either PR or social media. Today, there are numerous social media companies all over this region, and all of the traditional PR agencies have added social media as one of their integral service offerings. The agency model of the future is one that seamlessly combines PR and social media. Agencies that continue with the old model of only being a social media agency (without PR) or a PR agency (without social media capabilities) will be left behind. Today, clients want a fullservice approach. From content creation to promotion and distribution, clients want one agency handling their social media and PR needs. The top PR and social media changes over the past five years include: n Social Driven PR: The days of “cold” pitching are dead. Social Media has changed the pitching process. Journalists
now want to put a face to the avatar. Agencies that embrace the social driven PR model understand how to leverage these tools to get maximum exposure. With the plethora of data available to PR practitioners today, one of the biggest ways to get ignored by journalists is not to read what they write on social media. It is better to pitch a story to a journalist based on what they are writing about in that moment vs. pitching something that is not relevant to what they are covering. n Data Analysis: Five years ago, executives wanted to know “What is social media and should I use it?” Today, executives want to know, “What is my social media content strategy and how can I maximize it to increase campaign results?” Expectations of social media measurement and analytics have also increased. Clients want to see an ROI (return on investment) on all social media and PR spends. Calculating media impressions, Facebook fan likes or website visits is not enough to stay competitive today. Social media and PR campaign goals must be linked to overall business objectives to create maximum results. Agencies that fully embrace this model will win in the new economy.
n Social Strategic Planning: The most effective campaigns today link back to an increase in overall business growth. For example, a successful campaign could be measured by an increase in new diners, members or customers by X percent. The best way to measure this is through benchmarking and data analysis. The expectation of PR practitioners as “data analysts” has become standard. Benchmarking is critical in determining campaign results. n Interactive Sponsorships: From a PR and advertising perspective, there has been a big shift in client’s expectations on ROI of sponsorships. It is no longer enough to purchase a sponsorship to “get the brand out there.” Clients want to strategically align their brands with event sponsorships that link back to an increase in business. The sponsorship model of the future will be more interactive and give clients an opportunity to engage directly with prospects vs. standing behind a table collecting leads. The most effective sponsorships will embrace the new mindset of Westchester Executives and understand how to meet their needs. n Traditional is back: We are seeing a renaissance back to traditional media. There is inherently more “trust” in the
editorial offering of print based outlets vs. digital. With everyone as their own publisher, executives yearn for the fact checking that comes along with traditional media. High profile media mentions in print publications are still extremely important. The old agency model is dead. Social media has become commoditized. The agencies that will win in social are those who are leveraging talent with strong journalism and graphic design skills. Content is king and the medium has become more visual. Look to hire former journalists or graphic designers when hiring social media content managers. Journalists know how to write copy that is compelling and elicits feedback from fans. Agencies that will win in the new economy will fully embrace an integrated, 360-degree approach to social media marketing and brand development. Kristen Ruby is the CEO of Ruby Media Group, a public relations and social media agency in Mount Kisco, Greenwich and Manhattan. Ruby Media Group specializes in creating strategic, creative and measureable PR and social media campaigns. For more information, visit rubymediagroup.com.
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The legal checkup as ounce of prevention BY JESS GROSSARTh
or decades, people have been making doctors appointments strictly for preventative care reasons. These checkups are not prompted by symptoms but rather in hopes of finding potential problems before they become harder to take care of. We schedule these appointments to ensure that we are in good health and that we remain in good health – because we all know that early detection saves lives. As a lawyer who helps rehabilitate businesses and a person who appreciates the concept of early detection, I often wonder why business owners fail to understand the necessity of periodic legal preventative care appointments with their attorneys. The fact is that legal care checkups are critical to ensure that your business is operating efficiently, minimizing risk and maximizing profits. If issues are caught and addressed early, the checkup not only
could save you tremendous costs in the long term but it also could potentially save your business’s life. As a business owner, you may resist incurring any legal fees unless you are experiencing what you perceive to be a “symptom,” that is, an obvious legal issue. The most successful companies, however, typically reserve a percentage of their annual operating budget to legal fees for their preventative legal care, in addition to what is budgeted for known legal issues. The rationale is to spend a little money now to protect your investment and spot issues before they become major problems requiring significant legal work and expenses. Simply because your business pays debts as they come due, makes a profit, and is not involved in a lawsuit doesn’t guarantee those things will not change for the worse or could not be improved. Attorneys in the turnaround industry not only have experience restructuring debts and designing repayment plans for troubled businesses, but we also have experience counseling management through operational strategies dealing with leadership, employees, marketing,
contracts, forms, leases, vendors, insurance and investors – just to name a few. Perhaps your business suffers from the
Legal care checkups are critical to ensure that your business is operating efﬁciently, minimizing risk and maximizing proﬁts.
“owner that is incapable of delegating” problem, the “productive but impossible employee” problem, the “bully landlord” problem, the “demanding supplier” problem and/or the “unproductive marketing plan” problem. Investing in legal advice to
solve those problems while they are small and manageable can make an enormous difference. Just ask any of the thousands of businesses every year that find themselves the subject of class action lawsuits over a questionable clause in a form that could have been corrected before hundreds of customers were asked to sign it. You might also talk to business owners that made bad business decisions, lost money as a result of those decisions and have no choice but to file for Chapter 11 reorganization because it is the only option left to save their company. Just like most health-conscious people realize that a checkup to discover health problems is better than waiting until they are too big to ignore, savvy business owners will regularly schedule legal checkups with lawyers who understand their industry and can help improve, protect and maximize their business’s value. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Jess Grossarth, an attorney with Bridgeport, Conn.-based Pullman & Comley L.L.C., can be reached at email@example.com.
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BIZ BRIEFS BCW’S RISING STARS WILL SHINE ON JUNE 12 Forty of Westchester County’s best and brightest will be honored next month when The Business Council of Westchester holds its 2014 “Rising Star” award ceremony. The ceremony will be held on June 12 at 800 Westchester Avenue, White Plains. This year’s winners represent a wide range of professionals from various backgrounds including law, government, media, politics, education and the arts. The honorees are among the finest young talents in Westchester County and work with some of the region’s best companies and institutions. With more than 100 nominations this year, the selections were competitive. Maria Freburg, Senior Vice President of Webster Bank, is chair of the Rising Stars program. Freburg herself received “40 Under 40” honors in 2011. Tara Rosenblum of News12 Westchester is returning as the event’s emcee. Rosenblum earned “40 Under 40” honors in 2007. The 2014 Rising Stars are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Michelle Arbitrio, Wilson Elser Jimmy Avari, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division Adrian Berezowsky, IVI Telecom Services, Inc. Nicholas Califano, Yonkers Brewing Co. Joshua Caspi, Caspi Development Won Choe, Consolidated Edison Company of New York Eros Corpus, Batteries Plus Bulbs White Plains Alexa D’Agostino, Mercy College Laura Damiano, Laura Damiano Designs Natalie Davis, eDocNY/Arc of Westchester David DeMilia, Tomkins Mahopac Bank Joseph Donato, Joey Shortkutz LLC Stephen Dressel, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Anthony Farsetta, PrimePay Inc. Jenna Ferris, Peekskill City School District Ian Flor, Hudson Health Plan Jennifer Gray, Keane & Beane, P.C. April Horton, Verizon Nikola IIic, RPW Group, Inc. Robert Kissner, The Digital Arts Experience Antoinette Klatzsky, Eileen Fisher Community Foundation Joseph Kwasniewski, Port Chester Carver Center Dorothy Leone, Iona College Jeremy Leventhal, Faros Properties Francois Magnant, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Luke Matthews, Tommie Copper Theresa Motko, Entergy John Pacifico, Abyrx, Inc. Timothy Plunkett, McKenna Long & Aldridge Sabah Rajput, Walison Corporation Amanda Ready, Hope’s Door Jenna Russo, News 12 Westchester Tony Sayegh, Fox News Ryan Schildwachter, Murphy Brothers Contracting Richard St. Paul, Law Office of Richard St. Paul, Esq., PLLC Hilary Sweeney, Westchester Circus Arts Scott Tasch, Altium Wealth Management, LLC Brian Van Riper, Reckson, a Division of SL Green Realty Corp Britta Vander Linden, Office of the County Executive/ Westchester County Government • Marvin Vasquez, Multi Marketing USA
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Hall of Fame Event is a Grand Slam In a celebration of the breadth, diversity and importance of businesses in Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester recently inducted five businesses in its Business Hall of Fame. This year’s event, which had a baseball theme, was held on April 23 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Scott McGee, anchor and managing editor of News12 Westchester, was the Master of Ceremonies. The 2014 winners represented the best of the county’s corporations, small business, women-owned and family-run operations and entrepreneurs. The backgrounds of winners ran the gamut of industry including health care, biotech, sportswear, transit and the environment.
Small Business Success: Ron Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Acorda Therapeutics. Women in Business: Dani Glaser, Founder/CEO, Green Team Spirit. Family Owned Business: Bruce Bernacchia, Joe Murphy, and Gerard Bernacchia, Managing Partners, Liberty Line Transit.
The winners were: Corporate Citizen: Dr. Laura L. Forese, MD, MPH, Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Westchester Division. Entrepreneurial Success: Tom Kallish, Founder, Tommie Copper.
Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of The Business Council, presented each winner with a glass trophy and told the more than 500 business leaders in attendance that really great things were happening in Westchester’s economy and the honorees exemplified that sentiment.
From left: Ron Cohen of Acorda Therapeutics, Dr. Laura L. Forese of NewYorkPresbyterian Hospital, Westchester, Tom Kallish of Tommie Copper; Dani Glaser of Green Team Spirit and Bruce Bernacchia and Joe Murphy of Liberty Lines Transit.
In congratulating the winners, County Executive Rob Astorino spoke about how they – and those business leaders in attendance – were the true job creators in New York State. Since its inception 13 years ago, the Business Hall of Fame has inducted over 60 business leaders. The name of this year’s winners will be added to a bronze plaque honoring past, present and future Business Hall of Fame honorees that is prominently on display at the Westchester County Airport.
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3. 1. From left, Scott McGee of News12, Jerry McKinstry of Thompson & Bender and Jim Cavanaugh of Heightstrategies. 2. From left, Kurt Kannemeyer of St. Christopher’s Inc., Carol Greenberg of Concept: CARE and Potoula Gjidija of Regeneron. 3. From left, Hall of Fame Dinner Co-Chair Liz Bracken-Thompson of Thompson & Bender, BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon, County Executive Rob Astorino, BCW Chairman Stephen Jones and Hall of Fame Dinner Co-Chair Thomas Lalla of Pernod Ricard USA. 4. Michael Schiliro of CMS Bank and Maria Freburg of Webster Bank.
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5. Posing with a “live” bronze statue are Renee Brown of C.W. Brown, Jean Marie Connolly of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Erin Griffen Looser of Regeneron, Cynthia Rubino of YMCA of Central Northern Westchester and Willa Brody of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester.
Students Land Jobs with ‘Undercover Boss’ at Youth Summit Several hundred young people ages 16 to 24 from throughout the region turned out for the 2014 Westchester County Youth Workforce Summit. The free event, in its third year, was held at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains on April 16 and featured an array of distinguished guests, including featured speaker Al Duncan, an award-winning youth advocate, publisher and an internationally recognized motivational speaker who provided insightful tips on landing the right job and advancing one’s career. “Your circumstances – good or bad – do not determine your outcome,” Duncan told the crowd. “Your choices do.”
In addition to Duncan’s inspiring and interactive speech, the Youth Summit included break-out sessions focusing on social media, goal setting and building on an individual’s strengths. The event also connected young, eager workers with some of the most experienced business leaders in the Hudson Valley. Two people -- Joshua Mercado and Matthew Voltaire – were also hired by David Singer, president and CEO of Robison Oil, who participated in an “undercover boss” segment. “The Youth Summit is one of the most important events that the Business Council organizes each year,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of
The Business Council of Westchester. “The advice, lessons and job tips go a long way in helping our next generation of workers – and the lessons that are provided will pay dividends throughout their careers.” The Youth Summit is sponsored by The Business Council and Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board. The Youth Summit is also part of the Westchester Private Sector Summer Jobs program that connects young people with Westchester County businesses.The event was led by Ebony White, the BCW’s Workforce Development Coordinator. For information about the Summer Jobs Program or hiring local youths for the summer, call Ebony White at 914-948-2110. Designed and written by Thompson & Bender
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Cappelli an early entry in Catskill casino race
top international gaming industry player from Las Vegas, a Sullivan County racetrack and video slots operator and Westchester County developer Louis Cappelli in partnership with Connecticut’s Mohegan tribe are among 22 entities vying for four new casino licenses the state will award this fall. Twelve of the 22 applicants that paid initial $1 million application fees to the New York Gaming Facility Location Board reportedly have proposed casino sites in the Hudson Valley and Catskill region, where
A rendering of Adelaar, a $750 million casino and resort complex planned for Sullivan County.
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one or two of the four new upstate casinos will be located. The gaming facility board will also consider proposals for casinos in the Saratoga-Albany region and across a broad swath of western and central New York. Nevada-based Caesars Entertainment Corp., which operates gaming resorts on four continents, wants to open a $750 million casino on a 121-acre site in the town of Woodbury in Orange Country. Adjacent to the Harriman Metro-North train station and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the site is well positioned to draw regular customers and international shoppers and tourists from New York City 50 miles to the south. Caesars in a press release said it will lease the property from Rochester developer David Flaum and work with him to secure municipal approvals and permits for the project. In Newburgh, Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., which operates the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, has proposed to build the Hudson Valley Casino & Resort on a 70-acre parcel. The $670 million development off Route 17K would include a 500-room hotel. The Newburgh town board Thursday night approved the Saratoga company’s casino concept, the Times Herald-Record of Middletown reported. In Sullivan County, Empire Resorts Inc., which operates the Monticello Casino and Raceway, anted up the $1 million fee this week for Adelaar, the $750 million casino and resort complex planned for the former Concord Resort Hotel site. Empire and EPR Properties, the Kansas City-based developer that owns the approximately 1,700-acre Concord property, last year secured project approvals from the town of Thompson. A former partner of both Empire and EPR, prominent Westchester developer Louis Cappelli apparently has not given up his ambition to build a casino in the Catskills after losing his stake in the main Concord property to EPR in a legal settlement four years ago. Since then, Cappelli has looked to partner in Sullivan County with the Mohegan tribe of Connecticut, which operates Indian gaming facilities in its home state and in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The gaming facility board in Albany said it received the $1 million fee from Concord Kiamesha L.L.C. and Mohegan Gaming New York L.L.C. The entities’ filing was made by DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr L.L.P., the White Plains law firm that has represented Cappelli in the Concord and numerous other development projects. Cappelli could not immediately be reached for comment.
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A law dating to at least the 1930s exempts New York from liability for damages caused on state roadways during the region’s coldest months, according to The New York Times. Motorists can file a claim for damages May 1 through Nov. 15, but cannot in what many refer to as “pothole season.” State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti told the Times that potholes on the Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 95 caused damage to two tires and dented his cars’ rims during the brutal weather this past winter. He said as a legislator he wouldn’t have filed a claim against the state for fear of bad publicity, but that legally he couldn’t have even if he wanted to. The Times said the current law originated in 1935 but could have roots back to the early 20th century when asphalt companies closed for the winter. Removing the immunity clause from the state’s books would not mean that New York couldn’t limit its liabilities. Municipalities, including New York City, observe laws that allow for a claim to be filed if the municipality was informed of a pothole or damaged roadway but did not fix it or cover the hole within a certain amount of hours from the notice.
New managing partner at Cuddy & Feder
Cuddy & Feder L.L.P., a regional law firm headquartered in White Plains, has named Joshua E. Kimerling as its new managing partner. He succeeds William S. Null, who stepped down from the position after 14 years, during which time the 43-year-old firm expanded farther into the Hudson Valley, southern Connecticut and other parts of the tristate area. A Dobbs Ferry resident, Kimerling has served as vice chairman of the firm’s litigation department and on its management committee. He began his career at Cuddy & Feder in 1994 as an associate in the litigation department and was elected to the partnership in 2001. The new managing partner will continue to represent a growing client base in the firm’s land use department, a Cuddy & Feder spokeswoman said. “Cuddy & Feder has always worked hard to bring both legal expertise and great value to our clients, and no one has done that better over the last 14 years than Bill Null,” Kimerling said in a press release. “We have all gained immensely from his leadership, and I am glad to have his counsel as my new team continues to bring the best legal advice to our diverse clients.” The firm’s new management committee also will include Anthony B. Gioffre III, land use and zoning partner, and Michael L. Katz, real estate and transactional partner. Cuddy & Feder L.L.P. was founded in
1971 by real estate attorney Robert Feder and Judge William Cuddy of White Plains. The firm also has offices in Manhattan, Fishkill and Stamford. It represents clients in the areas of real estate, corporate, litigation, land use, finance and trusts & estates.
Business Council honors Hall of Fame choices
More than 500 people turned out April 23 for The Business Council of Westchester’s 2014 Hall of Fame Awards at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The winners were: Corporate Citizen: Dr. Laura L. Forese, group senior vice president and chief operating officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division in White Plains. Entrepreneurial Success: Tom Kallish, founder of Tommie Copper Inc. in Mount Kisco. Small Business Success: Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics Inc. in Ardsley.
Ron Cohen of Acorda Therapeutics Inc.; Dr. Laura L. Forese of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester; Tom Kallish of Tommie Copper; Dani Glaser of Green Team Spirit, and Bruce Bernacchia and Joe Murphy of Liberty Lines Transit.
Women in Business: Dani Glaser, founder and CEO of Green Team Spirit in Crotonon-Hudson. Family Owned Business: Bruce Bernacchia, Joe Murphy and Gerard Bernacchia, managing partners at Liberty Lines Transit Inc. in Valhalla. Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, and Stephen Jones, the Business Council’s board
chairman, presented each winner with a glass trophy. Since its inception 13 years ago, the Business Hall of Fame has inducted more than 60 business leaders. The name of this year’s winners will be added to a bronze plaque honoring Business Hall of Fame honorees on display at the Westchester County Airport. – John Golden and Mark Lungariello
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NOT-FOR-PROFIT LEADSHIP SUMMIT XII Benefiting: United Way of Westchester/Putnam & the Westschester Community Fund
The 12th annual summit will unite volunteer and professional leaders in the not-for-profit sector to identify emerging challenges and opportunities, shape new leadership strategies and build organizations that excel. This year’s keynote speakers are Andrew Soloman, writer and lecturer, and Fran Barrett, governor-appointed nonprofit liaison. TIME: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $30 per person CONTACT: Shannon Cobb at 977-6700, ext.704, or visit uwwp.org/summit.shtml
HEALTHTECH’14: FUELING INNOVATION IN WESTCHESTER
Benefiting:Westchester County Association’s Blueprint for Westchester This conference showcases Westchester’s innovation in bio-med and healthtech sectors. There will be nationally known keynote speakers as well as vibrant information panels and presentations. Features IBM Watson, panels on Tech Transfer, Mobile Health, Scientific Breakthroughs, Infrastructure for Health Tech and more. Perfect for technology entrepreneurs, biotech start-ups, investment bankers, venture capitalists, academics, health care executives and real estate professions in Westchester and beyond. On day one, the WCA invites entrepreneurs to present a ‘Big Idea’ for a cash grant and accelerator opportunity. TIME: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $425 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Laura Montopoli at 948-6444 or visit www.healthtech2014.com
ANTE UP FOR MS: A WOMEN’S CHARITY POKER NIGHT
Benefiting: National MS Society’s New York City-Southern New York Chapter The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society will hold its first-ever executive women’s charity poker night. The event will transform the traditional men’s night out poker game into an evening of women’s empowerment. Business women will learn how to use strategic poker techniques to play the game, which in turn may help enhance their business skills and enrich their confidence as negotiators. EVENT CHAIR: Vanessa Selbst TIME: 7 p.m. LOCATION: Classic Car Club, New York City TICKET PRICE: $250 per person CONTACT: Jenny Powers at 212-453-3208 or email email@example.com
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Benefiting: Pajama Program
Pajama Program launched an exciting new initiative called One Million Good Nights, to collect one million new pajamas, one million new books and the resources needed to get them to children in need by Dec., 31, 2015. Please join and help the dream. HONORING: Lucille Colandro, Elizabeth McCaul and Rosie Perez TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: Capitale, New York City TICKET PRICE: $275 per person, sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: 212-716-9757 or visit pajamaprogram.org
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VNS WESTCHESTER’S 2014 SPRING BENEFIT GALA
Benefiting: Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester This annual gala helps VNS Westchester provide essential home health care and free community health care programs to more than 10,000 people in Westchester and adjoining counties. HONORING: Rita Mabli, United Hebrew; Anne Sweazey, ARC of Westchester; and the Westchester County Association Healthcare Consortium (accepted by William P. Harrington) EVENT CHAIRS: Debra Swee and Karen Herrero TIME: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Sunningdale Country Club, Scarsdale TICKET PRICE: $250 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Joyce Infante at 682-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A TOAST OF ELEGANCE
Benefiting: The Peekskill Juneteenth Heritage Committee The Peekskill Juneteenth Heritage Committee is hosting a night of dinner and dancing with champagne toast, buffet dinner and cash bar. There will be dancing to live music and a DJ. All proceeds help fund the Juneteenth Parade and Celebration. EVENT CHAIRS: Valerie Swan and Michele Cunningham TIME: 7 p.m. to midnight LOCATION: Hollow Brook Golf Club, Cortlandt Manor TICKET PRICE: $90 per person CONTACT: Valerie Swan at 734-8418 or email email@example.com
FIFTH ANNUAL WESTCHESTER/ HUDSON VALLEY MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR GALA
Benefiting: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) A spirited 10-week campaign where candidates compete by raising funds for blood-cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood-cancer survivors. The Man of the Year nominees are Matthew Campbell, Carl Garofolo Jr., Rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, Jim Richardson Jr., Pascal Storino Jr. and Team Doug. The Woman of the Year nominees are Maria Dunleavy, Annabelle Lemes, Dr. Irina Rybalova, Dr. Christina Veit, Reina Sinni and Elizabeth Trizano. This exciting evening features cocktails, dinner, music and both a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event allow LLS to fund advanced therapies that are curing patients today. TIME: 7 p.m. LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $150 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Camilla Walter at 821-8934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mwoy.org/wch
NINTH ANNUAL WESTCHESTER/ ROCKLAND WALK4HEARING Benefiting: Westchester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America The 5K Walk4Hearing will bring together hundreds of walkers to have fun, get fit, learn about hearing loss and raise money. HONORING: Robert Glazer, CEO, ENT and Allergy Associates TIME: 10 a.m. LOCATION: FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights TICKET PRICE: Donations accepted CONTACT: Steve Wolfert at 666-0066 or visit walk4hearing.org
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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER 20TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD DINNER
Benefiting: ArtsWestchester A day of fun for the whole family featuring children’s workshops and activities such as face painting, ceramics and cookie decorating. Children can explore ArtsWestchester’s newest exhibition, “STEAM,” on its opening day, watch artists at work in their studios and win fun prizes. TIME: Noon to 5 p.m. LOCATION: ArtsWestchester, White Plains TICKET PRICE: $3 per person suggested donation CONTACT: 428-4220 or visit email@example.com
Benefiting: Greenburgh Public Library Foundation This fundraiser for the Greenburgh Public Library foundation will include a literary tour of the library and an opportunity to meet local authors, purchase their books and sample food prepared by chefs from local restaurants. EVENT CHAIR: Ruth Noemi Colon TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Greenburgh Public Library TICKET PRICE: $140 per person; journal and sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Valerie Swan at 266-0624 or visit greenburghlibraryfoundation.org
Benefiting: ANDRUS 10th annual Golf Fore Kids outing to benefit ANDRUS’s work with children and families throughout Westchester County. Great golf for a great cause! Cocktails, dinner and live auction to follow play. TIME: 11 a.m. registration with 1 p.m. shotgun start LOCATION: Ardsley Country Club, Ardsley on Hudson TICKET PRICE: $650 per golfer; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Judy Wood at 965-3700, ext 1318 or visit: www.andruschildren.org
Benefiting: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester’s 75th Anniversary is certainly a cause for celebration, and in honor of this milestone event, this year’s Humanitarian Award Dinner will include recognition of past honorees, board leadership and Youth of the Year, with a special emphasis on Club members and their accomplishments. Join the Club for a fabulous cocktail reception, one-of-a-kind sit-down dinner, awards ceremony, along with live and silent auctions. The Club’s annual Youth of the Year Award will be a featured presentation. The dinner is open to all by advance registration. The online auction is available at www.biddingforgood.com/boysandgirlsclubnw, May 15th through June 2nd, featuring unique experiences, dining, travel and sports tickets. HONORING: Stuart Marwell, CEO, Curtis Instruments EVENT CHAIRS: Linda Mahon, Lee Manning-Vogelstein and Lisa Shrewsberry, with Honorary Chair Bonnie Trotta TIME: 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Lexus of Mt. Kisco TICKET PRICE: $350 per person; journal and sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 761-7111 or Jean Skanes at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester at 666-8069, ext. 111 or visit: www.bgcnw.com/events
YMCA OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester is a charitable organization that connects people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. We strive to enrich every life through a unique and dynamic combination of programs that strengthen spirit, mind and body. The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester serves approximately 11,000 youth and adults yearly from three branches: White Plains Family YMCA, Community YMCA in Somers, and Camp Combe in Putnam Valley. The YMCA offers daycare, after-school, camp, aquatics, teen
leadership programs, a residence, health and wellness classes and gym facilities. We serve the most marginalized citizens, many under age 18. Y programs and services improve truancy prevention, high school graduation rates and prevention of risk behaviors. Programs such as Youth and Government and Teen Club help teens with conflict resolution, peer leadership, college preparation and deeper issues of identity and self-confidence. YMCA camps introduce kids to many challenges while providing a safe and educational environment for all. Aquatics features prominently in all camps. Nearly 75 percent of campers receive scholarships or subsidy to attend. Our camp inclusion project at Camp Combe integrates children of all abilities into a traditional camp experience. Our healthy lifestyle initiative connects us with a broader base of community members. Our White Plains gym facility and roster of fitness/wellness classes attracts
“Why give to the YMCA? Our children need you. Our teen leaders need you. Our working families need you. Our residents need you. Our community is effective and vital because of your generosity. Please help us to continue to meet the needs of our families today.” - Cynthia Rubino, CEO, YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester
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Benefiting: American Diabetes Association of Westchester The Father’s Day Council of Westchester will recognize four outstanding fathers for their commitment to help stop diabetes and who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives, serve as role models for their children and help make a positive difference in their communities. Cocktail reception, dinner and presentation. HONORING: David Ourlicht, Managing Director and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Gabelli Funds; Bruce Peckman, CEO, Westchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Centers; Peter X. Kelly, Owner and Chef at Xaviars Restaurant Group; and Steven Bledsoe, Regional Sales Manager, Tandem Diabetes Care TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Trump National Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor TICKET PRICE: $250 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Susan Stein at SStein@diabetes.org or visit www.diabetes.org/westchesterfoty for more information
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Benefiting: Friends of Karen Pour the vino and pass the parmesan as the gondoliers serenade you at our spring benefit. All proceeds from this gala evening directly support the hundreds of Friends of Karen children battling cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. HONORING: Ari and Becki Fleischer TIME: 7 a.m. to noon LOCATION: Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club TICKET PRICE: $300 per person; sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Gwen Salmo at 617-4051 or visit friendsofkaren.org/EveningInVenice
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many, including White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. Our daycare program is one of the largest providers of daycare in the county. We logged 32,116 volunteer hours through board service, work projects, program delivery and teen volunteer efforts, fulfilling our commitment to social responsibility. We have many community partners such as Key Bank, Berkeley College, FoodBank for Westchester, ArtsWestchester, Shoprite/Wakefern Foods, BOCES groups, public and private schools, senior centers, and local youth sports teams. YMCA housing offered at our White Plains location is critically important to the community, providing accessible and affordable housing for many people. A recipient of the New York Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal, the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester has been meeting the myriad needs of our communities’ children and families for 133 years. For volunteer or program information, contact Anne Ring at email@example.com.
NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER Hundreds of nonprofit professionals and volunteers recently came together for the 12th annual Not-ForProfit Leadership Summit. This year’s summit, presented by the Westchester Community Foundation and United Way of Westchester and Putnam, once again drew the best and brightest minds from the region’s nonprofit sector. While the talents, diversity and size of the group show the strengths, depth and scope of nonprofits, the summit is yet another reminder of just how significant the sector’s economic impact is on the region. Nonprofits are the largest employment sector in Westchester and contribute billions to the local economy. In addition to hearing inspirational messages from National Book Award-winner Andrew Solomon, and Fran Barrett, Governor Cuomo’s interagency coordinator for not-for-profit services, the forum provided other educational and networking opportunities. Nonprofit colleagues from hundreds of organizations learned about emerging trends and best practices, aimed at strengthening the professionally managed programs and services that facilitate the extraordinary quality of life in Westchester and also make it a great place to do business. As nonprofits, we’re in the business of life. For more information, visit npwestchester.org.
-Joanna Straub Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester “The White Plains branch of the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester hosted its annual “Westchester Culinary Experience” event Thursday, March 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. The event was attended by more than 275 people and netted $36,000 for the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Everyone knows the Y as four letters, but from A-Z, our Y brings the community so much more. Our cause is strengthening the community.”
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Lessons learned at the Northern Westchester Boys & Girls Club BY STUART MARWELL
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nurturing and support, a place where people learned to get along and enjoy being with each other, to learn from each other. Invaluable life lessons were taught, many of which have served me to this very day. I learned to socialize and get along with others. The club fostered harmony and taught us to seek out commonalities and connections with others in fellowship and friendship. We learned how to build bridges of understanding with one another, to respect each other and to find value in each person. To this day, I always seek to lift people up and never to put them down. I learned to trust, for example, on the trampoline. We jumped high, did flips and engaged in this sport with the knowledge that someone else would be the spotter, to provide the support in case we fell, to hold us up when we needed it and to be there to assure we landed right. It taught us security. Sometimes in life we are the jumper and sometimes we are the one who has the other’s back. Understanding this was crucial in my development. The club taught us social responsibil-
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sons learned first at the Boys & Girls Club were the first preparation for this tremendous responsibility. Now, more than 50 years later, I am still a part of the Boys & Girls Club and the club will always be an intrinsic part of me. Back then, I was a club member, and today I am a board member, and my connection to the club has never really changed. I am immensely proud of the organization on its 75th anniversary. Today, there are new facilities, a larger staff and many more services for a larger population of children. It is an exemplary place that directly helps many families and children reach their highest potential. It is a place that will always have an important place in my heart, and I am honored to be recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by the club during their award dinner on June 7. Stuart Marwell is president and CEO of Curtis Instruments Inc. Headquartered in Mount Kisco since 1960, Curtis is a global technology leader in zero-emission electric vehicle instrumentation and controls with 15 worldwide subsidiaries.
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developer is looking to build a 50-unit residential building on Port Chester’s Pearl Street, in walking distance to the village’s train station. AGD North Pearl L.L.C. is seeking approvals to build a five-story building at 120 N. Pearl St., currently the site of Four Star Auto Glass. The first floor would include the lobby and amenities, with the residential units on the four stories about ground level. White Plains-based Papp Architects P.C. designed the building targeting young professionals and commuters, according to Philip A. Fruchter, principal with the firm. “It’s going to have an urban, young aesthetic,” he said. The property will come with a gym and would add roughly three students to the Port Chester public school district. The building would have a terracotta exterior that would be complementary to the masonry aesthetics of the neighborhood, near the corner of King Street and around the corner from a newly thriving strip of Westchester Avenue that includes the Capitol Theatre and a number of eateries. The exterior of the property will include a spa pool and barbecue deck for residents, screened from neighboring properties through the shape of the property and with trees and other plant life. The building comes with an illuminated tower on the building’s southeast corner that will act as a beacon for the community and serve as an iconic aspect of the design. “This will be fairly unique,” Fruchter said. The new building would have 15 studio apartments, 26 one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units. In total, the building
would have 66,000 square feet of space with the apartment sizes varying based on size. Studios would be roughly 575 square feet, one-bedrooms 750 square feet and two bedrooms 1,000 square feet. The 28,000-square-foot property is oddly shaped, carved into the side of a hill which is adorned with billboards. The auto glass building, parking lot and billboards would be demolished during construction of the residential building. A 46-space parking lot will be constructed as part of the building buried into the side of the hill. “We did come up with a design that works with the topography rather than fights against it,” Fruchter said. The village’s land use boards had previously approved an application from a former owner of the property to build a 20-unit residential development at the property, according to the Westmore News, a weekly newspaper. The applicant already presented the site plan to the village’s Planning Board in March, but a public hearing and a number of landuse approvals are needed before the project breaks ground. The property owner needs approval to build 50 units, which is about a dozen more units allowed under the current zoning code. Port Chester recently approved a “density bonus” program, which allows the village Board of Trustees to grant special permits in exchange for a developer offering a public benefit. In this case, that will likely mean a payment to one of several of the village’s public improvement funds. The density bonus and a variance need the trustees’ and Zoning Board of Appeals approval, respectively, before the owner can advance to the public hearing stage.
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Is New York really open for business? BY MATTHEW PEPE
t’s getting to the point you don’t know who to believe. A classic example aired on the radio recently. One spot on the dial was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, telling listeners that in the Empire State, “We’re open for business.” Then, in what sounded like the very next commercial on another station, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was heard barking about big skies (with the help of a $1 million Texas Economic Development Council campaign), as he tried to lure businesses away from New York to the Lone Star State, using New York’s litigious atmosphere and impact on business as a negative. Job creation and job poaching all in a New York minute, literally. I really want to believe Gov. Cuomo, but something just doesn’t ring true about the new New York message. If there is one persistent topic of heated debate today it is over New York State’s preventable injury law known as Labor Law 240, Scaffold Law. The law requires the employer to provide safety equipment and training for workers. Under the law property owners, general contractors and sub-contractors are determined to be in the best position to oversee safety and protections for workers. Failure of the employer to supply – or the worker to use – necessary safety equipment that results in injury leaves the employer liable for damages. The law also extends to protection from gravity-related injuries. The strict interpreta-
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tion of the law by New York State courts has led to a decline in insurance companies willing to cover employers, thereby driving up premiums. The answer to this dilemma lies in the ability of management and labor to seek common ground that provides workers with needed safety protections and employers with a measure of fairness in determining the cause of injuries. Studies show that the Scaffold Law increases insurance costs by as much as 400 percent over those of similar cities such as Chicago. The result is fewer projects, fewer insurers and far fewer jobs. What started as a law covering falls from heights has morphed into anything gravity-related, even when firmly on-ground. With no ability for the employer to put up a defense, basic rights are ignored. The Construction Industry Council and
the Building Contractors Association, along with many other regional associations, have joined with the Lawsuit Reform Alliance in one of the biggest campaigns to reform the law. Statewide, the Alliance’s efforts have successfully beaten down bad legislation from the New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the first time in memory. The trial lawyers are too powerful, he said. And the governor? He has all but thrown in the towel when he admitted earlier this month that this legislative session will probably end in a draw – each side punching itself out – and no decision. Nevertheless, we’ve made some headway and the job is far from done. We remain committed to until the campaign succeeds in reforming the “Scaffold Law.” However, we cannot do it alone; we need
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Building by the numbers Construction of the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers began in 1952 and was completed in 1954. Here is what went into the development, according to its current management: • 38,000 cubic yards of concrete, enough for a 15-mile-long highway. • 1 million cubic yards of fill. • 50,000 cubic yards of rock excavated. • 75 miles of wood and steel pilings. • 12 miles of pipes. • 5.3 million bricks. • Blueprints weighed 30 tons. • 2,000 tons of reinforcing steel. • 5,300 tons of structural steel. • 30,000 trees and shrubs planted for landscape. • More than 2 million man hours of labor.
$1,000 price tag. In March that year, the first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich. In Yonkers, developer Sol Atlas had a similar vision for postwar American shoppers. On April 28, 1954, Atlas, with financial backing from Scarsdale businessman Leonard Marx Sr., opened the Cross County Shopping Center. The first large-scale openair shopping center in Westchester and first mall-type venue in New York, Atlas’s $30 million development was considered one of the most ambitious commercial projects of its kind in the nation. Cross County opened with about 30 retail stores and one restaurant, Horn & Hardart, which seated 500 diners. It soon expanded to include more than a dozen buildings and nearly 100 stores anchored by Gimbels and Wanamaker’s. Sixty years later, Cross County’s current owner, Brooks Shopping Center L.L.C., and its management company, Macerich, are celebrating the anniversary of its opening with a series of events that began with a VIP kickoff celebration April 28. Summerfest at Cross County this year will include a daylong “60 years of Summers” event July 12. Marx, the pioneering developer’s initial financial backer, in 1977 acquired the approximately 70-acre property with Charles Benenson on behalf of a strategic partnership between Merchants’ National Properties Inc. and Benenson Capital Partners L.L.C. The two New York City-based real estate investment, development and management companies formed Brooks Shopping Centers.
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The enduring shopping center was rejuvenated in recent years by a $250 million renovation and expansion project completed in 2011. Two of its tenants since the late 1950s, Suzette’s Lingerie and Sterling Optical, are among its current mix of 70 national and international retailers. Its 50s-era department store anchors have been succeeded by Macy’s, Sears, Super Stop & Shop and Multiplex Cinemas. Construction began this year at Cross County on Hyatt Place Yonkers, a 155-room hotel in an eight-story tower at the center of the shopping center that was formerly used as a hospital and office building. The
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n the wake of economic challenges, environmental concerns and significant natural disasters, many industries are seeking alternative building approaches. One of these approaches has been to consider the revolutionary advances that cargo-container-based construction has made. Here are 10 reasons why this type of construction is so compelling. 1. Commercial and residential application. While traditional construction has had two distinct practices for commercial and residential buildings as well as regional differences, the container model works across both, offering a wide range of applications being used around the world in a standardized way. This includes everything from residences and multifamily units to motels and offices to pop-up shops. The containers have even been used f or schools and dormitories. In providing a solution for disasters or to help with humanitarian efforts during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, container-based construction has provided a practical solution. 2. Availability. Retired shipping containers are abundant in the U.S., with 21,000 shipping containers arriving in the country every day. Port authorities estimate that over 700,000 used shipping containers are stockpiled on prime waterfront real estate without a significant use, purpose or method for disposal. Many cargo containers originate from China and are used only on their maiden voyage overseas. Since the U.S. imports many more manufactured goods than it exports in shipping containers, most remain here, wasting precious space in our ports and landfills. 3. Protection and weather resistance. In exceeding all building and safety codes, the containers can easily withstand 150 mph winds when used in residential and commercial construction. Their design offers a level of infrastructure protection not found in traditional construction. Also, residents and tenants alike know their walls have traveled the world and have a story to tell. They’ve seen the ocean and other countries and have stood the test of time. 4. Time and cost savings. Containers end up saving 60 percent of the framing cost and cut the time in half for construction. The savings also come from the labor that goes into the containers as well as long-term savings in terms of reduced maintenance and repair as well as energy efficiency savings. 5. Strength and durability. Strength and durability of shipping-container-based construction far exceed the traditional stick-built and most modular construction. Compared
to traditional construction that uses wood, which can rot over time, the containers will experience no rot because they are made of steel. In addition, the frame can withstand severe damage in natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. 6. Creativity and flexibility. Working with different materials and applications provides a way to think more creatively about the construction process. And, despite the fact that the containers come in pretty standard sizes, the actual possibilities are endless. The buildings provide an elegant balance of simplicity with inherent character and personalized style in each wall. 7. Environmentally responsible. Containers are much more environmentally responsible in terms of materials, many of which have been essentially recycled, as well as construction practices that do not rely on trees for materials. And the overall use once they are in use, including energy efficiencies, is also responsible. 8. Expands shelter accessibility. For developing countries as well as domestic housing markets where quality shelter is difficult to come by, the containers are providing an effective solution. With a price tag as low as $900 each, used shipping containers offer a relatively inexpensive construction medium. Even when purchased new, shipping containers rarely cost more than $6,000. 9. Mobility. Because they can be stacked on top of each other and moved quite readily, they are considered to have high mobility, which makes them more convenient than other buildings. The interlocking mechanism of the containers facilitates mobility so that structures made from them can be easily disassembled, moved and reassembled. 10. Higher profitability. With reduced costs for framing and labor and the ability to generate revenue sooner by expediting the building timeline, those utilizing such a construction approach are achieving higher profitability. With the U.S. new construction industry desperate for ways to cut costs without undermining quality, green home construction gaining significant momentum and a growth rate from $49 billion to $140 billion (representing 20 percent of new construction) forecasted over the next five years, shipping-container-based construction is an extraordinarily well-positioned solution. Leslie Horn is CEO of Three Squared Inc., a real estate development firm in Detroit that uses shipping containers in residential and commercial construction projects. The company’s website is threesquaredinc.com.
FACTS& FIGURES ON THE RECORD WESTChESTER BANKRUPTCIES The following petitions were filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets.
BRONX COUNTY JSP Life Agency, Inc. 279-281 E. 204 St., Second Floor, Bronx 10467. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Julio E. Portilla, New York City. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-11182.
DUTCHESS COUNTY NetPublications Inc. 675 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie 12603. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Daren A. Webber, Goshen. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-35822.
David Feldman uSA L.L.C. 230 Park Ave., 10th floor, New York COURT CASES City 10169. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Stephen Z. Starr, New York City. Filed April 25. Case no. The following cases appear on the docket of the U.S. District Court for 14-11221. the county of Westchester in White Ikeda Inc. 1016 Lexington Ave., Plains. New York City 10021. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Ehsanul 1568 Broadway Hotel ManageHabib, Forest Hills. Filed April 26. ment L.L.C., et al. Filed by Ciro Alarcon and Harun Monnan. AcCase no. 14-11229. tion: Fair labor standards act claim. JSC “Astana-Finance” c/o Sidley Attorney for plaintiff: William Austin L.L.P. 787 Seventh Ave., Cafaro Sr. Filed April 22. Case no. New York City 10019. Chapter 15, 14-02840. voluntary. Attorney: Alex R. Rovira, New York City. Filed April 25. Aetna Life Insurance Co. Filed by Jacqueline Manzolillo-Blais. AcCase no. 14-11217. tion: Employment discrimination Patricia Hall 1483 New York Ave., claim. Attorney for plaintiff: ChrisApt. 20097, New York City 10075. topher Dale Watkins. Filed April 25. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Ra- Case no. 14-02925. chel S. Blumenfeld, Brooklyn. Filed Bank of America N.A., et al. Filed April 27. Case no. 14-11230. by Shahnaz Zokai. Action: Job disQueen of Hearts Cruises Inc. crimination act claim. Attorney for 1632 York Ave., New York City plaintiff: Eric John Dinnocenzo. 10028. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attor- Filed April 23. Case no. 14-02882. ney: Jonathan S. Pasternak, White Plains. Filed April 25. Case no. Big Time Produce Inc., et al. Filed by Juniors Produce Inc. Action: Ag14-11219. ricultural commodities act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Aarti AmSULLIVAN rita Shah. Filed April 23. Case no. COUNTY 14-02873.
John J. Lomoriello 1371 Route 44, Pleasant Valley 12569. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Thomas Genova, Wappingers Falls. Filed Poley Paving Corp., P.O. Box 916, April 22. Case no. 14-35812. Liberty 12754. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Thomas Genova, NEW YORK Wappingers Falls. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-35824. COUNTY
CD Store Lenox Square L.L.C. 99 WESTCHESTER Hudson St., Sixth floor, New York COUNTY City 10012. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Gerard R. Luckman, New York City. Filed April 24. Case no. HEC Real Estate Group L.L.C. 20 Leatherstocking Lane, Mama14-11205. roneck 10543. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Pro SE. Filed April 25. ConnectEdu Inc. 150 W. 30 St., Case no. 14-22567. 16th floor, New York City 10001. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Wojciech F Jung, New York City. Ronnie S. Deutsch 226 Waverly Road, Scarsdale 10583. Chapter 7, Filed April 28. Case no. 14-11238. voluntary. Attorney: Bruce R. Alter, Harrison. Filed April 25. Case no. 14-22570. Items appearing in the Westchester County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bob Rozycki c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 3 Westchester Park Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680
village veterinary Practice of Lower Westchester P.C. 707 Albany Post Road, New Paltz 12561. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Francis J. O’Reilly, Mahopac. Filed April 28. Case no. 14-22576.
Cannavest Corp., et al. Filed by Tanya Sallustro. Action: Securities exchange act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Phillip C. Kim, et al. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-02900. Comfort Zone Heating and Cooling Inc., et al. Filed by Merchant Cash & Capital L.L.C. Action: Breach of contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Nicholas Philip Giuliano. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-02874. Cromwell Towers Redevelopment L.P., et al. Filed by the city of Yonkers. Action: Breach of contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Svetlana K. Ivy, et al. Filed April 22. Case no. 14-02854. Grace Farms Inc., et al. Filed by Cornelio Torres Cuautle, et al. Action: Fair labor standards act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Roman Mikhail Avshalumov. Filed April 25. Case no. 14-02937. Group Deli Inc., et al. Filed by Maximino Mejia. Action: Denial of overtime compensation claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Michael Antonio Faillace. Filed April 24. Case no. 14-02909.
Hasa Construction L.L.C. Filed by the trustees of Laborers Union Local No. 1298 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties Benenfit Fund. Action: Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Zachary Eagle. Filed April 23. Case no. 14-02914.
Matrat L.L.C., et al. Filed by Leonel Garcia, et al. Action: Fair labor standards act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: C.K. Lee. Filed April 22. Case no. 14-02847.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Filed by Barbara Nadler. Action: Personal injury claim. Attorney for H&M Hennes & Mauritz L.P. plaintiff: Yvonne M Flaherty, et al. Filed by Aeropostale Procurement Filed April 28. Case no. 14-02970. Company Inc., et al. Action: Trademark infringement claim. Attorney Nurse Supervisor, et al. Filed by for plaintiff: Karen Artz Ash, et al. Linda Temple. Action: Civil rights Filed April 24. Case no. 14-02906. act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Not listed. Filed April 24. Case no. Hudson River Recovery Corp. 14-02918. Filed by Teamsters & Chauffers Union No. 456. Action: Labor one Step up Apparel Group Management Relations Act of 1947 L.L.C., et al. Filed by Sicura Declaim. Attorney for plaintiff: Lauren signs Inc. Action: Trademark inMichelle Kugielska. Filed April 23. fringement claim. Attorneys for Case no. 14-02891. plaintiff: Rachel Anna Postman and John Bagnall Webb. Filed April 23. Illini Line Ltd. Filed by Icon Eye- Case no. 14-02901. wear Inc. Action: Patent infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Supernutrition Life-Extension Jeffrey Mark Kaden. Filed April 24. Research Inc. Filed by JDS TheraCase no. 14-02910. peutics L.L.C., et al. Action: Patent infringement claim. Attorney for Jia Xing 39th Inc., et al. Filed by plaintiff: Jordan Grant Garner, et al. Qing Tiang Zhuo. Action: Fair Filed April 23. Case no. 14-02884. Labor Standards Act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: C.K. Lee. Filed April 22. Case no. 14-02848.
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KeyCorp and KeyBank National Association. Filed by Joao Bock Transaction Systems L.L.C. Action: Above $1 million Patent infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Maureen Victo- 144 Mamaroneck Avenue ownria Abbey. Filed April 23. Case no. ers L.L.C., White Plains. Seller: 14-02883. Projansky Realty Corp., White Plains. Property: 142-146 MamaLoews Corp., et al. Filed by Leo roneck Ave., White Plains. Amount: Campbell. Action: Employment $3.4 million. Filed April 28. discrimination claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Orit Goldring. Filed 20 Meadow Road Realty Corp., April 28. Case no. 14-02935. White Plains. Seller: Linda Markowitz, Scarsdale. Property: 20 Long Island Railroad Co. Filed Meadow Road, Scarsdale. Amount: by Steven Sirabella. Action: Federal $1.5 million. Filed April 28. Employer’s Liability Act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Marc Twyman 6 Pine Island L.L.C., New York Wietzke. Filed April 24. Case no. City. Seller: Edward B. Dunn, et al, 14-02924. Rye. Property: 6 Pine Island Road, Rye. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Maynard, et al. Filed by the trust- April 23. ees of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 880 Central Park Avenue L.L.C., Union No. 28 Benefit Funds. Ac- Watchung, N.J. Seller: Cumberland tion: Labor Management Relations Farms Inc., Framingham, Mass. Act of 1947 claim. Attorney for Property: 880 Central Park Ave., plaintiff: Dana Lynne Henke. Filed Greenburgh. Amount: $1.3 million. April 23. Case no. 14-02890. Filed April 23. Marrins’ Moving Systems Ltd. Filed by Kelvin Stone, et al. Action: Fair labor standards act claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Arthur J. Robb. Filed April 25. Case no. 14-02933.
Cartus Financial Corp., Danbury, Conn. Seller: Marion O. Robinson, et al, Scarsdale. Property: 20 Robin Hill Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 25.
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SUPER LAWYERS LISTED MERCY COLLEGE TEAM WINS COMPETITION Mercy College’s United Nations Team has earned the Distinguished Delegation Award at the Model United Nations Competition. The award was received by the Haiti Delegation for their work at the National Model United Nations, which took place in April. This is the second-highest honor based on the performance of the delegations.
Composed of students from the international organization course, the team was led by Michiko Kuroda, who worked at the U.N. for 30 years and now teaches the model U.N. class at Mercy. Kuroda said, “I was amazed to see the transformation of students at the conference. Everybody was so motivated to work hard. Nobody wanted to give up, and it paid off.”
NEW BANQUET PLANNER Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Antonio Martinez of New Rochelle as its new banquet planner. “As a highly experienced event planner, Antonio is a welcome addition to Tarrytown House Estate,” said Jamieson Asselta, director of sales. “We are confident that his background in managing and overseeing special events will help us grow our distinguished reputation as one of the region’s most desired destination for weddings, corporate gatherings and other celebrations.”
As part of his new responsibilities, Martinez will plan, coordinate and supervise activities of the catering department and will communicate directly with clients. Prior to Tarrytown House, Martinez held several positions at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, including waiter, waitstaff captain, administrative assistant and event maître d.’ He also worked at Open Skies Hospitality in New York City as corporate event server and bartender, and has received certifications from Training for Intervention Procedures and the Academy of Professional Bartending in New Rochelle.
SANDERS ELECTED TO NEW POST Hospitality Resource Group Inc. (HRG) founder and Chairman Robert Sanders has been elected president of the Greater New York Metro chapter of MPI (Meeting Planners International). Sanders served as vice president of membership for MPIGNY since 2012. As president-elect he will serve on the executive committee of the board of directors and play an active role in setting the strategy and vision for one of the 10 largest MPI chapters in the world. MPIGNY has more than 600 members, representing more than $790 million in annual spending on events and meetings, promotions of the meeting industry and exposing members to the latest industry news, information, and trends from educational programming and networking events.
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Jon A. Dorf, Jonathan B. Nelson and Daniel R. Alcott, three partners from Dorf & Nelson L.L.P. in Rye, were selected for inclusion on the list of the “2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers” list. Dorf was selected for the business corporate practice, Nelson for the business litigation practice and Alcott for the nonprofit practice.
KIWANIS CLUB HONORS NURSES Elizabeth Almanzar, a nurse at The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, and Blanca Rodriguez, a nurse at the John A. Coleman School, both in Yonkers, were recognized as recipients of the 2014 East Yonkers Kiwanis Club Nurse Recognition Award during a ceremony that was held at the Riverview in Hastings-on-Hudson. Almanzar has been a nurse at the pediatric center for 13 years specializing in pediatric long-term care, pulmonology and caring for ventilator-assisted pediatric patients. She was one of the first nurses to be trained and assigned as a primary care nurse to medically complex ventilator-dependent children when the pediatric center first launched the program in 2006. Rodriguez has worked as a nurse at the Yonkers campus of the John A. Coleman
School for 14 years specializing in caring for children with complex medical needs and ventilator-assisted pediatric patients. She provides skilled nursing services and highly specialized care to approximately 115 students daily who have complex medical diagnoses. The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is a not-for-profit, pediatric specialty nursing facility, serving children from infancy through age 21, who are among the most medically complex children in New York state. The John A. Coleman School, with campuses in White Plains and Yonkers, provides community and center-based special education and therapeutic programs to children from birth to 21 years of age from more than 50 school districts in the metro region.
SALLEY JOINS COMMUNITY CAPITAL BOARD Lawrence C. Salley, chairman of the White Plains Housing Authority since 1995 and secretary of the African-American Men of Westchester, has joined Community Capital New York as a member of its board of directors. Salley was formerly commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Transportation, and 10 years prior was the deputy commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning. Community Capital is a social and economic development nonprofit in Westchester that provides finance for businesses and affordable housing in seven New York counties. “Larry Salley was one of the founding board members of Community Capital and we’re thrilled to have him circle back around and continue to share his knowledge and ex-
pertise,” board Chairman Lee Lasberg, CEO, Lasberg Construction in Armonk said. Over the past 25 years Community Capital New York has: • Leveraged $362.9 million in our communities; • Created 3107 jobs—average loan creates or retains five jobs; • Generated $10 million in tax revenues for the region on an annual basis; • Empowered –– 81 percent of CCNY’s loans are to women and minorities; • Provided financial education to 3,000 households; • Assisted low-income students with a matched-savings program to cover educational expenses not included in financial aid; and • Provided in excess of 2,000 hours of financial training annually to economically empower low- to middle-income residents.
Original recorded deed from Van Tassel sale.
The Westchester County Clerk has served the residents of Westchester for more than 300 years by maintaining and preserving the official documents and records of the county’s history. Four clerks served long terms in office during a time when New York state and Westchester were central to the rising tensions in the colonies under strict British Rule. “Westchester County began to take shape during the 1700s and land documents recorded in our office at that time illustrate
the county’s substantial growth,” Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni said. Daniel Clark, a Peekskill resident, served for 11 years as county clerk from 1711 until 1722. While much is not known about Clark’s background, the house and tavern owned by John and Eliza Van Tassel was built in Tarrytown during his term. The house and tavern were made famous and used as a model for the home of one of Washington Irving’s main characters Katrina Van Tassel in the literary classic novel, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” William Forster (1722-1746 term) and Benjamin Nicoll (1746-1760 term) of Scarsdale both served very long terms in office and Nicoll is believed to have died while still in office. During Forster’s tenure, a group of Quakers settled in what eventually would be known as Chappaqua. The town of Lewisboro, formerly known as Salem, was formed during his tenure. Nicoll served during the time when the French Indian War, otherwise known as “the Seven Years’ War,” raged. John Bartow served 16 years as clerk. He was born in Westchester in 1715, the seventh son of Rev. James Bartow who bequeathed him 60 acres of land in Barnegat, which is now a township in Ocean County, N.J. Bartow was a practicing attorney and served as surrogate judge from 1754 until 1761 and county clerk from 1760 until 1777. Bartow taught school with his brother from 1744 to 1763 and ran a mill business. In 1776, he purchased 60 acres of land in what is now known as Eastchester and sold the land in 1794. Bartow died in 1802.
Manhattanville College Graduate Open House will provide an overview of Manhattanville’s graduate business programs, advanced certificates and what to expect when applying and enrolling. A live, interactive Q&A session will follow the formal presentation, Thursday, May 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reid Castle at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. To register, visit mville.edu/gps and for more information, email GPSadmissions@mville.edu or call 914-323-5150.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester will present a free family concert at the Bronxville Women’s Club featuring works by Beethoven, Bach and more, Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. This will be an entertaining and educational concert for the whole family. For more information, contact the conservatory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People’s United Bank is hosting a free lecture in White Plains Tuesday, May 13, 8:30 to 10 a.m., with Joseph Armentano, CEO of Paraco Gas Corp., talking about “The Paraco Gas Story from Inception: Lessons Learned” at the branch, 14 Mamaroneck Ave. For more information, contact Paula Saraiva, assistant vice president, at Anapaula. Saraiva@peoples.com or call 914.684.6564.
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will complete its fourth season Saturday, May 17, at Irvington High School, 40 N. Broadway, Irvington, at 7:30 p.m. with a program titled War and Peace, featuring two powerful choral/orchestral works, each written during deeply disruptive and painful periods in history – Franz Josef Haydn’s composition at a time when Napoleon was vanquishing armies across the Continent, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ composition written between the two world wars; its text is based predominantly on the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman. Following the concert, the audience is invited to join the performers for an informal reception, a long-standing Hudson Chorale tradition. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 914-332-0133 or visit hudsonchorale.org.
Ninth annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing sponsored by The Westchester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America Saturday, May 17 at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown. The 5K Walk4Hearing will bring together hundreds of walkers to have fun, get fit, learn about hearing loss and raise money for an important cause. Registration, check-in and pre-walk activities begin at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m. Registration is available online at walk4hearing.org. To volunteer, contribute or find out more about sponsorships, contact Co-chair Steve Wolfert at 914-960-4692 or email@example.com.
Equinox is sponsoring a special Mash-Up collection of exercise classes as a fundraiser for Thru My Eyes, a nonprofit that offers those facing a life-threatening illness the opportunity to create a living legacy for their loved ones at no cost, Sunday May 18 at Equinox, 800 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, from 12:30- to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $50 for an individual and $75 for an adult plus child. Nonmembers are welcome. For more information and reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCC RECEIVES KRESGE FOUNDATION GRANT The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE), a national network of community colleges based at Westchester Community College, has been awarded a highly coveted $125,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation. The grant will allow CCCIE to make plans to increase capacity, determine its core organizational priorities and integrate its expertise and immigrant education issues into broader national reform initiatives supporting the national college completion agenda. The 18-month grant period will culminate in a five-year strategic plan to guide CCCIE’s future growth and progress toward advancing college success for immigrant students. CCCIE is focused on increasing educational opportunities for immigrant students and as part of its planning process under this new grant will engage in various activities such as strengthening its infrastructure
through exploration of diversified funding and revenue streams, solidifying its collaboration with existing partners and aligning its work with other national network organizations focused on college success and workforce development initiatives. The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grant making and investing in arts and culture, education, work in the environment, health, human services and community development efforts in Detroit. Fostering greater access to and success in postsecondary education for low-income, minority and first-generation college students is the focus of Kresge’s education grant making. With this grant, the impact of CCCIE’s work will be far reaching,” said Teresita B. Wisell, CCCIE executive director and associate dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at WCC.
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FACTS&FIGURES Rowemi L.L.C., Rye. Seller: Emanuela Riccio, Rye. Property: 19-21 Purchase St., Rye. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed April 28. South Lexington Associates L.L.C., Astoria. Seller: Lexington Hills L.L.C., Forest Hills. Property: 235 S. Lexington Ave., White Plains. Amount: $24.2 million. Filed April 28. Tamara Lane Inc., Congers. Seller: Clement S. Patti Jr., Yonkers. Property: 367-371 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 24. TBRE L.L.C., Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Seller: Greathouse Properties, Katonah. Property: 19-21 Edgemont Road, Bedford. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed April 29.
Below $1 million 330 West St L.L.C., White Plains. Seller: Henry B. Gustavson, et al, White Plains. Property: 330 and 334 West St., White Plains. Amount: $960,000. Filed April 24.
Phoenix 184 Westchester L.L.C., Tarrytown. Seller: Onofrio Deriggi, et al, Hopewell Junction. Property: 827 Terrace Place, Cortlandt. Amount: $202,500. Filed April 25.
PORT CHESTER, 127 Fairview Ave. Single-family residence; .12 acre. Plaintiff: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C., 914-636-8900; 145 Huguenot St., STB Holding Corp., White Plains. Suite 401, New Rochelle. DefenSeller: The city of White Plains. dant: Jose Morocho. Referee: SteProperty: 11 Wallace Place, White ven Feinstein. Sale: May 12, 10 a.m. Plains. Amount: $240,960. Filed Approximate lien: $613,630,36. April 28. YONKERS, 23 Summit St. ThreeThe DM Equities of New York family; .05 acre. Plaintiff: Elm L.L.C., Harriman. Seller: William Capital L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mascetta and Associates L.L.C., Joseph Ehrenreich; 366 N. BroadYonkers. Property: Lot B West- way, Jericho. Defendant: Todd chester View Lane, Greenburgh. Cammisa. Referee: Paul Feinstein. Amount: $300,000. Filed April 24. Sale: May 8, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $2,286.82.
Foreclosures BEDFORD, 402 Old Post Road. Single-family residence; 2.0 acre. Plaintiff: Zions First National Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus; 875 Third Ave., New York City. Defendant: Imtto L.L.C. Referee: David Gallo. Sale: May 13, 11 a.m. Approximate lien: $1,577,436.66.
NEW ROCHELLE, 51 French Ridge. Single-family residence; .18 acre. Plaintiff: PI-NC, LLC. Plaintiff’s attorney: Leopold & Associates P.L.L.C.; 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk. Defendant: Mykal Calvary Chapel of Westchester Smith. Referee: Nicholas Barone. County Inc., Irvington. Seller: Sale: May 6, 10:30 a.m. ApproxiMohegan Colony Association Inc., mate lien: $463,056.89. Crompond. Property: 99 Baron De Hirsch Road, Crompond. Amount: NEW ROCHELLE, 75 Lord Kitchener. Single-family resi$850,000. Filed April 28. dence; .36 acre. Plaintiff: Castle Federal National Mortgage As- Peak 2012-1 Loan Trust. Plaintiff’s sociation. Seller: Jeffrey S. Shume- attorney: Sheldon May & Associjda, Sleepy Hollow. Property: 1018 ates, 516-763-3200; 255 Merrick E. Main St., Yorktown. Amount: Road, Rockville Centre. Defendant: Errol Dennis. Referee: W. Whit$380,393. Filed April 24. field Wells. Sale: May 8, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $1,245,828.19. Harold K. Holdings L.L.C., Rye. Seller: Catherine Ryan, et al, Mamaroneck. Property: 117 Saxon Drive, NEW ROCHELLE, 81 Horton Mamaroneck. Amount: $290,000. Ave. Apartment; .11 acre. Plaintiff: Citimortgage Inc. Plaintiff’s Filed April 23. attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates, 845-897-1600; 2 SumJet Real Estate Partners Corp., mit Court, No. 301, Fishkill. DeNew Rochelle. Seller: Robert Sar- fendant: Sandra Brooks. Referee: nelli, et al, New Fairfield, Conn. Christopher Meagher. Sale: May Property: 73 Atherstone Road, New 7, 9:45 a.m. Approximate lien: Rochelle. Amount: $430,000. Filed $644,295.15. April 23. 36 Sherman Avenue L.L.C., Yonkers. Seller: Raffaelina Ferrara, Lewisburgh, Penn. Property: 36 Sherman Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $120,000. Filed April 29.
PEEKSKILL, 213 N. Broad St. Three-family; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Plaintiff: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, 631-969-3100; 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore. Defendant: Sundar J. Dias. Referee: Christopher MeaModern Yonkers Realty L.L.C., gher. Sale: May 7, 9:30 a.m. ApHartsdale. Seller: James Fer- proximate lien: $502,227.41. reira, Mount Kisco. Property: 271 New Main St., Yonkers. Amount: $485,000. Filed April 24. MM Homes Land Development of PA L.L.C., Tompkin Cove. Seller: William Mascetta and Associates L.L.C., Yonkers. Property: Lot C Westchester View Lane, Greenburgh. Amount: $300,000. Filed April 24.
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YONKERS, 146 Hawthorne Ave. Three-family; lot size: 25 x 100. Plaintiff: Tracap Grantor Trust. Plaintiff’s attorney: Doonan, Graves & Longoria, 978-921-2670; 100 Cummings Center, No. 213C, Beverly, Mass. Defendant: Marline Anderson Slatter. Referee: Paul Martin Millman. Sale: May 6, 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $373,202.90.
Garcia, Luisa M., et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a The following filings indicated a legal mortgage to secure an unspecified action has been initiated, the out- amount affecting property located come of which may affect the title to at 40 Summit St., Yonkers 10701. the property listed. Filed Nov. 13. Arrington, Nathaniel, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $295,800 affecting property located at 71 Jervis Road, Yonkers 10705. Filed Nov. 12.
Garcia, Mimerfis J., et al. Filed by H&R Block Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $336,000 affecting property located at 51 Ogden Ave., Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed Nov. 12.
Benjamin, Margo, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $452,000 affecting property located at 4 Caterson Terrace, Hartsdale 10530. Filed Nov. 13.
Goe, Enrica, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $630,000 affecting property located at 120 Penfield Ave., Croton-onHudson 10520. Filed Nov. 13.
Brown, Darcy, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 166 Brookside Ave., Mount Vernon. Filed Nov. 12.
Good Samaritan World Children’s Health Organization Corp., et al. Filed by Ronnie Green and Bertha Green. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 48 Ravine Ave., Yonkers 10701. Filed Nov. 13.
Brown, Tamara, et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to YORKTOWN, 3010 Farm Walk secure $398,000 affecting property Road. Single-family residence; located at 147 Palisade Ave., Yon.46 acre. Plaintiff: Ameriquest kers 10701. Filed Nov. 12. Mortgage Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Leopold & Associates P.L.L.C.; 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk. De- Camacho, Augusto J., et al. Filed fendant: Hal Marks. Referee: Rob- by Ally Bank. Action: seeks to ert Rafferty. Sale: May 8, 11:15 a.m. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $779,000 affecting property located Approximate lien: $210,029.16. at 14 Allan Drive, White Plains 10605. Filed Nov. 12. YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, 3827 Crompond Road. Dining establishment; lot size: N/A. Plaintiff: Cappello, Felice, et al. Filed by T.D. Bank NA. Plaintiff’s attorney: Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to Zeichner, Ellman & Krause; 1211 foreclose on a mortgage to secure Avenue of the Americas, New York $180,000 affecting property located City. Defendant: Tominick Realty at 9 Allen Place, Eastchester 10708. Corp. Referee: Barry Robert Fertel. Filed Nov. 12. Sale: May 9, 10 a.m. Approximate Dimatteo, Angelo, et al. Filed by lien: $2,463,514.90. PNC Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $100,174 affecting property located at 139 Valentine St., Mount Vernon Judgments 10550. Filed Nov. 13. Excelsior Packaging Group Inc., Yonkers. $31,092 in favor of Sum- Faranda, J. Phillip, et al. Filed mit Handling Systems Inc., North by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Haven, Conn. Filed April 22. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified Oxygen Electronics, Armonk. amount affecting property located $83,641 in favor of T Square Prop at 20 Osage Drive West, Ossining 10562. Filed Nov. 12. Inc., White Plains. Filed April 23. Superior Maintenance of Westchester Inc., West Harrison. $2,174 in favor of Pride Equipment Corp., Islip. Filed April 22.
Frank, Evens, et al. Filed by Continental Home Loans Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 316 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon 10553. Filed Nov. 12.
Pope, Patricia M., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $432,085 affecting property located at 177 Gibson Ave., White Plains 10607. Filed Nov. 12. Puleo, Richard, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $650,000 affecting property located at 109 Laurel Ave., Larchmont. Filed Nov. 13. Reyes, Robert, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $376,000 affecting property located at 4 Kenilworth Road, Yonkers 10701. Filed Nov. 12. Ricciardi, Lori Ann, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $300,000 affecting property located at 22 Ascot Road, Yonkers 10710. Filed Nov. 13.
Rowell, Garth, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Infelice, Robert T., et al. Filed by secure $344,208 affecting property Santander Bank N.A. Action: seeks located at 560 S. Sixth Ave., Mount to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Vernon 10550. Filed Nov. 12. $312,000 affecting property located at 14 Boutonville Road, South Sa- Sandolo, Paul, et al. Filed by The lem 10590. Filed Nov. 8. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to Johnson, Maudrine, et al. Filed by foreclose on a mortgage to secure Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to $292,000 affecting property loforeclose on a mortgage to secure cated at 61 Ward Ave., Mount Kisco $193,500 affecting property lo- 10549. Filed Nov. 12. cated at 514 Seventh Avenue South, Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Nov. 11. Singletary, Inez M., et al. Filed by Reverse Mortgage Solutions Lavenburg, Robert D., et al. Filed Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks a mortgage to secure $280,749 afto foreclose on a mortgage to secure fecting property located at 190 Lake an unspecified amount affecting Shore Drive, Pleasantville 10570. property located at 10 Twin Lakes Filed Nov. 13. Road, South Salem 10590. Filed Nov. 13. Sinis, Jean S., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreMcGrath, Wayne J., et al. Filed by close on a mortgage to secure an Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. Ac- unspecified amount affecting proption: seeks to foreclose on a mort- erty located at 39 Stonewall Circle, gage to secure $325,000 affecting West Harrison 10604. Filed Nov. 11. property located at 15 Stewart Place, 1R, White Plains 10603. Filed Stone, Scott, et al. Filed by JPMorNov. 12. gan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure McKoy-Duffus, Belinda V., et al. $525,000 affecting property located Filed by Deutsche Bank National at 30 Meadowood Path, New RoTrust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose chelle 10804. Filed Nov. 12. on a mortgage to secure $576,000 affecting property located at 16 S. Tigani, Teri, et al. Filed by HSBC Ninth Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to Filed Nov. 13. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $760,000 affecting property located Mongello, Debra M., et al. Filed by at 2 Edgewood Drive, Rye Brook The Bank of New York Mellon. Ac- 10573. Filed Nov. 11. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $499,999 affecting Trentacoste, Sal, et al. Filed by Ulproperty located at 1095 Esplanade, ster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to Pelham 10803. Filed Nov. 12. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $350,000 affecting property located at 17 Larissa Lane, Thornwood 10594. Filed Nov. 11.
Verdi, Frank, et al. Filed by NaNew Businesses tionstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $450,000 affecting prop- This paper is not responsible for tyerty located at 29 Mac Arthur pographical errors contained in the Blvd., Cortland Manor 10567. original filings. Filed Nov. 12. Vicinanza, Karen Dora, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 2917 Fox Hall St., Mohegan Lake 10547. Filed Nov. 11.
Partnerships Muddas Cleaning Services, 70 W. Third St., Apt. 3J, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Ishanqua Bennnett and Siliana F. Santana. Filed March 18.
Williams, Carl, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to Sole Proprietorships foreclose on a mortgage to secure $367,571 affecting property located 2bescene.com, 185 Pennsylvania at 3676 Sunnyside St., Shrub Oak Ave., Mount Vernon 10552, c/o Jo10588. Filed Nov. 8. seph M. Pombo. Filed March 18. Wolff, Nicholas, 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 8 Herbert Ave., White Plains 10606. Filed Nov. 8. Yogarajah, Nadhira M., et al. Filed by J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $246,000 affecting property located at 59 Rockledge Road, Apt. 21, Bronxville 10708. Filed Nov. 11.
Betty’s House Cleaning Service, 51 Winthrop Drive, Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Nidia Illescas. Filed March 19. Bowutiful Princess, 61 Ridgeland Manor, Rye 10580, c/o Karla V. Rapaglia. Filed March 18. C Fuentes Landscaping, 22 Hertford St., New Rochelle 10801, c/o Cristian M. Fuentes. Filed March 18. C.H. Consultants, P.O. Box 1135, Yonkers 10703, c/o Chanele Whiting-Harris. Filed March 18.
Curious-on-Hudson, 145 Palisade St., Suite 412B, Dobbs Ferry 10522, BMR-Landmark at Eastview c/o Adelaide Falco. Filed March 19. L.L.C., as owner. $14,081 as claimed by Echo Interiors Inc. Property: in Evettes Cleaning, 541 Pelham Greenburgh. Filed April 25. Road, New Rochelle 10805, c/o Evette Mullan. Filed March 15. Cromer, Sarah, as owner. $10,000 as claimed by DDSO Mechanical L.L.C., Fishkill. Property: in Mount Geech Cosmetics, 807 Main St., 5-V, Peekskill 10566, c/o Mishiba L. Vernon. Filed April 22. Taylor. Filed March 18. Marchesano, Francis, et al, as owner. $3,417 as claimed by JP Moore Home Improvements, Yonkers. Property: in New Castle. Filed April 25. Marra, Mary A., as owner. $10,993 as claimed by JP Moore Home Improvements, Yonkers. Property: in Harrison. Filed April 25.
Gengler Media, 28 Oscaleta Road, South Salem 10590, c/o John Logan Gengles. Filed March 19. Kabia Leasing and Renting, 50 Wellington Court, Yorktown Heights 10598, c/o Rouguiatou C. Kabia. Filed March 18.
Knitted Sticks, 84 Morningside Pepsico Inc., as owner. $2.4 million Drive, Ossining 10562, c/o Donna as claimed by Oldcastle Building Sharrett. Filed March 18. Envelope Inc. Property: in Harrison. Filed April 25. Law Office of Latrice V. Campbell, 75 S. Broadway, Fourth floor, White Plains Galleria L.P., as White Plains 10601, c/o Latrice V. owner. $6,150 as claimed by YCC Campbell. Filed March 19. and Associates. Property: in White Plains. Filed April 25.
ML Technology Consulting, 54 Method and system for deliverWalworth Ave., Scarsdale 10583, ing and executing virtual conc/o Michael Levine. Filed March 15. tainer on logical partition of target-computing device. Patent no. Precise PDR, 17 Hayes St., Elms- 8,713,566 issued to Vivek Kashyap, ford 10523, c/o Julio Cesar Pereira Beaverton, Ore.; David L. Keskovec, Beaverton, Ore.; and S. Scott Gonzalez. Filed March 19. Moser, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Quartermaster Supply Store, Corp., Armonk. 2711 Lexington Ave., Mohegan Lake 10547, c/o Barry L. Brown Sr. Providing policy-based operatFiled March 15. ing system services in an operating system on a computing sysVG Interior Construction, 137 tem. Patent no. 8,713,582 issued to Alexander Ave., Hartsdale 10530, Charles J. Archer, Rochester, Minn.; c/o Vasel Gjelaj. Filed March 15. Michael A. Blocksome, Rochester, Minn.; Joseph D. Ratterman, RochYellow Services, 124 Sherman ester, Minn.; Albert Sidelnik, Saint Ave., White Plains 10607, c/o Paul, Minn.; and Brian E. Smith, Odette Rodriguez. Filed March 18. Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Patents Selected alert delivery in a distributed processing system. The following patents were issued Patent no. 8,713,581 issued to James by the U.S. Patent and Trademark E. Carey, Rochester, Minn.; and Office in Washington, D.C. Philip J. Sanders, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International BusiAdvanced CAPTCHA using im- ness Machines Corp., Armonk. ages in sequence. Patent no. 8,713,703 issued to Frank Clay Soft co-processors to provide a Fisk, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Sri Ra- software service function offmanathan, Lutz, Fla.; Matthew load architecture in a multicore Adam Terry, Dunwoody, Ga.; processing environment. Patent and Matthew Bunkley Trevathan, no. 8,713,574 issued to Thomas Kennesaw, Ga. Assigned to In- E. Creamer, Boca Raton, Fla.; ternational Business Machines and Curtis E. Hrischuk, Holly Corp., Armonk. Springs, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Authentication for social net- Corp., Armonk. working messages. Patent no. 8,713,645 issued to Lisa Seacat Systems, methods and media DeLuca, San Francisco, Calif.; and for firewall control via remote Jenny S. Li, Danbury, Conn. As- system information. Patent signed to International Business no. 8,713,665 issued to Rick A. Machines Corp., Armonk. Hamilton, II, Charlottesville, Va.; Brian M. O’Connell, Cary, N.C.; Automated tuning in a virtual John R. Pavesi, Cedar Park, Texas; machine computing environ- and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas. ment. Patent no. 8,713,565 issued Assigned to International Busito Rohith Kottamangalam Ashok, ness Machines Corp., Armonk. Apex, N.C.; David Blair Gilgen, Raleigh, N.C.; and Ruth Edith Willenborg, Apex, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Creation and use of test cases for automated testing of mediabased applications. Patent no. 8,713,619 issued to William V. Da Building Loans Palma, Coconut Creek, Fla.; and Brien H. Muschett, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Assigned to International Business Machines Below $1 million Corp., Armonk. Watson, Loren A., et al, Saugerties, End-of-session authentica- as owner. Lender: Rondout Savings tion. Patent no. 8,713,647 issued Bank, Kingston. Property: 17 Long to Michael P. Waidner, Green- Pond Road, Saugerties. Amount: wich, Conn. Assigned to Inter- $260,000. Filed April 21. national Business Machines Corp., Armonk.
Deeds Above $1 million Fraser Conservation L.L.C., Bronxville. Seller: The Kildonan School, Amenia. Property: Morse Hill Road and Perry’s Corners Road, Northeast and Amenia. Amount: $2.8 million. Filed April 21.
Fannie Mae. Seller: Juliana LoBiondo, Newburgh. Property: 440 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $128,810. Filed April 25. FarmWorker Law Center Inc., Rochester. Seller: Ralph M. Kirk, et al, Kingston. Property: 5, 7 and 9 Main St., Kingston. Amount: $176,500. Filed April 25.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: George Worth, Granite Springs. Property: 552 S. Regional Real Estate Sales Mountain Road, Gardiner 12525. Group L.L.C., Middletown. Seller: Amount: $225,217. Filed April 21. Eddie Fice Real Estate Holding L.L.C., Middletown. Property: in Federal Home Loan Mortgage Wallkill. Amount: $1.3 million. Corp. Seller: Michael E. Catania, Filed April 22. Newburgh. Property: 104 Oak St., Walden 12586. Amount: $240,132. The People of the State of New Filed April 25. York, Albany. Seller: The Nature Conservancy Inc., Albany. Prop- Federal National Mortgage Aserty: in Shandaken and Harden- sociation. Seller: Charles Frankel, burgh. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed New Windsor. Property: 140 Canal April 24. Drive, Godeffroy 12729. Amount: $223,141. Filed April 25.
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Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Dorothy D. Lu1 Market Street Corp., Farming- pien, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Property: dale. Seller: Spinnenweber Con- 23 Brown St. and 42 Pike St., Port struction Company Inc., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $167,967. Ewen. Property: in Staatsburg. Filed April 25. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 24. Federal National Mortgage AssoBank of America N.A. Seller: Vir- ciation. Seller: Jacqueline McBride ginia Reed, Sun City, Ariz. Property: Gaillard, New Windsor. Property: 2640 Route 9W, Saugerties 12477. 102 William St., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $173,540. Filed April 24. Amount: $58,874. Filed April 25. Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Seller: Kathleen E. Gilmour, et al, Harriman. Property: 5 Heritage Drive, Unit G, Harriman 10926. Amount: $191,708. Filed April 25.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: James Russell Pawliczek, Florida. Property: 704 Cortland Drive, Unit 7D, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $72,420. Filed April 28.
Cappillino Properties L.L.C., Highland. Seller: Thomas T. Coupart, et al, Marlboro. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $145,000. Filed April 23.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Joseph Gross, Spring Valley. Property: 304 N St., Middletown 10940. Amount: $50,000. Filed April 25.
CitiMortgage Inc. Seller: Donald Cappillino, Pawling. Property: 31 Lindbergh Place, Poughkeepsie 12603. Amount: $110,040. Property: Filed April 22.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Michael Spencer Blustein, Goshen. Property: 17 Benkard Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $294,499. Filed April 28.
Daluso L.L.C., Montgomery. Seller: John Cuneo, et al, Montgomery. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $180,000. Filed April 22.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Raymond Stramka, et al, Oshkosh, Wis. Property: in Woodbury. Amount: $297,139. Filed April 28.
DBR Realty L.L.C., Kingston. Seller: MJS Orange County Associates L.L.C., Park Ridge, N.J. Property: 100 Flatbush Ave., Kingston 12401. Amount: $172,000. Filed April 23.
GH Management of NY Corp., Bayside. Seller: Sarah Palestro, Charlotte, N.C. Property: 343 Bloomingburg Road, Middletown. Amount: $110,000. Filed April 28.
Fannie Mae. Seller: Jason D. Minard, Highland. Property: 13 Win- GRN Realty Corp., Newburgh. drift Lane, Walden 12586. Amount: Seller: William J. Austin, et al, Pine Bush. Property: in Newburgh. $503,207. Filed April 25. Amount: $21,000. Filed April 28.
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FACTS&FIGURES HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Ariana Antonelli. New Windsor. Property: 212 Maple Drive, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $209,009. Filed April 25. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Luke Nelson, et al, Poughkeepsie. Property: 69 Honey Well Lane, Hyde Park 12538. Amount: $197,500. Filed April 24. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Brian P. Ludlow, et al, Newburgh. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $198,305. Filed April 28.
Valley Services Inc., Walden. Seller: Raju Sundaran, Walden. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $170,000. Filed April 22.
VKK Hyde Park L.L.C., Poughkeepsie. Seller: VPS Realty NY L.L.C., Parlin, N.J. Property: 1106 Violet Ave., Hyde Park. Amount: Blue Streak Communications Inc., Greenwood Lake. $6,659 in $350,000. Filed April 23. favor of the New York State DepartWMB L.L.C., Howells. Seller: ment of Taxation and Finance, AlFreddie Vleer, et al, Oriskany Falls. bany. Filed March 20. Property: in Middletown. Amount: Ciao Bella of Warwick L.L.C., $102,000. Filed April 23. Warwick. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Judgments March 26.
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Seller: Louis V. Cecchini, Port Jervis. Property: 19 Buckley St., Port Jervis 5969 Mountain Property Inc., 12771. Amount: $122,354. Filed Kingston. $6,601 in favor of the April 23. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed M&T Bank, Getzville. Seller: Rich- April 25. ard Stackow, et al, Wappingers Falls. Property: 54 Verplanck Ave., East A and T Foremost Corp., d.b.a. Fishkill 12533. Amount: $368,500. Kwik Mart, Greenwood Lake. Filed April 23. $4,960 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and National Residential Nominee Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Services Inc. Seller: Kurt Budnik, Newburgh. Property: 9 Gunsch Alexis’ Carousel Inc., MiddleEstate Drive, Newburgh. Amount: town. $1,202 in favor of the New $242,500. Filed April 28. York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Newburgh Commercial De- March 20. velopment Corp., Newburgh. Seller: Charles Terrasi, et al, New- All Aspects Renovations L.L.C., burgh. Property: 175 Overlook Westtown. $1,033 in favor of the Place, Newburgh 10992. Amount: New York State Department of $530,000. Filed April 28. Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed P and T Main Street L.L.C., March 26. Wallkill. Seller: Wae More L.L.C., Gardiner. Property: in Gardiner. All In Kosher Inc., Monroe. Amount: $255,000. Filed April 25. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Pennymac Corp. Seller: Ruben Department of Taxation and FiRobles, et al, Walden. Property: nance, Albany. Filed March 26. 70 Orchard St., Walden 12586. Amount: $172,128. Filed April 23. Allied Wine Corp., Ellenville. $2,392 in favor of the New York Primary Construction L.L.C., State Department of Taxation and Poughkeepsie. Seller: E*Trade Finance, Albany. Filed April 25. Bank, Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 16 Legere Court, Wappingers Falls. APOC Technology Inc., WashAmount: $405,000. Filed April 23. ingtonville. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of LaRokiman Properties L.L.C., New- bor and the Department of Taxaburgh. Seller: Raj and Sons Corp., tion and Finance, Albany. Filed et al, Hopewell Junction. Prop- March 26. erty: 5316 Route 9W, Newburgh. Amount: $70,000. Filed April 28. April Showers, Cornwall-onHudson. $1,560 in favor of the Tannery Brook Real Estate New York State Department of L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Taxation and Finance, Albany. Chester Szarejko, et al, Woodstock. Filed March 20. Property: in Woodstock. Amount: $583,750. Filed April 21. B and L Transportation Inc., Monroe. $2,312 in favor of the Town of Wawayanda, Slate Hill. New York State Department of Seller: Joseph Distelburger, Middle- Taxation and Finance, Albany. town. Property: in Wawayanda. Filed March 20. Amount: $500,000. Filed April 23.
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BAW Automated Billing Services Corp., d.b.a. BAW Medical Management Services, New Windsor. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
Fisher Asphalt Paving Inc., Pine Island. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Fricchione L.L.C., Westtown. $1,002 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. G.T. Excavating L.L.C., Walden. $1,533 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20.
Gefen Plastic Inc., Monroe. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, AlCrossley Development Corp., bany. Filed March 26. Newburgh. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department Goshen Express Inc., Montgomof Labor and the Department of ery. $1,188 in favor of the New York Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed State Department of Labor and the March 26. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. D and A Cleaning Enterprises L.L.C., Middletown. $1,033 in favor Greenbites L.L.C., d.b.a. Subway, of the New York State Department Highland Mills. $1,033 in favor of of Labor and the Department of the New York State Department Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed of Labor and the Department of March 26. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. D and G Painting and Decorating Inc., Montgomery. $1,033 in Grosso’s Landscaping and Lawnfavor of the New York State Depart- care L.L.C., Middletown. $1,518 in ment of Labor and the Department favor of the New York State Departof Taxation and Finance, Albany. ment of Taxation and Finance, AlFiled March 26. bany. Filed March 20. Elad, Newburgh. $1,991 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Everyday Landscaping Inc., d.b.a. Everyday Landscaping and Property Maintenance, Saugerties. $1,428 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 25. FE Building Services L.L.C., Middletown. $1,122 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Fine Design Masonry Inc., Middletown. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Fine Light Trading Inc., High Falls. $244 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed April 21. First Class Catering Inc., Montgomery. $1,613 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20.
High Falls Bakery Inc., d.b.a. Gabriel’s Café and Bakery, Kingston. $2,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed April 22. Innovative Home Improvement Inc., Greenwood Lake. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Intec Precision Inc., Florida. $2,254 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. J and S Nail Spa, Chester. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Jacandi Mechanical L.L.C., Middletown. $3,067 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. JAS Property Management and Realty, Pine Bush. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
JBK Pest Control, Mount Marion. $1,578 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 25. John Tremper Landscaping, Newburgh. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Johnny G’s Restaurant Inc., Saugerties. $24,460 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed April 21.
Miss Swiss Inc., Middletown. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. MJ Design Enterprises Inc., Chester. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. New Mex Concrete, Middletown. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
KCHT Restaurant Group Inc., d.b.a. Bulls Head Inn, Campbell Hall. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz. $3,696 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed April 21.
Larome Sanx Inc., Highland. $1,057 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 22.
Nolan’s Masonry and Tile Inc., Montgomery. $2,111 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
Latino Foods Inc., Florida. $220 in favor of the New York State De- Old Souls Inc., d.b.a. Lam-Tek, partment of Taxation and Finance, Goshen. $5,008 in favor of the Albany. Filed March 20. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Lerefuge Restaurant Ltd., Mon- Filed March 20. roe. $1,275 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and OTWC Inc., Chester. $1,033 in favor of the New York State DepartFinance, Albany. Filed March 20. ment of Labor and the Department Lord and Andra, Newburgh. of Taxation and Finance, Albany. $1,033 in favor of the New York Filed March 26. State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Fi- P and B Automotive L.L.C., Port nance, Albany. Filed March 26. Jervis. $1,069 in favor of the New York State Department of TaxaMama Theresa’s Italian Special- tion and Finance, Albany. Filed ties II Inc., New Windsor. $1,033 in March 20. favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Perla Escondida Mexican Resof Taxation and Finance, Albany. taurant, Middletown. $1,033 in Filed March 26. favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Mane Ideas Total Body Center of Taxation and Finance, Albany. L.L.C., Middletown. $1,277 in favor Filed March 26. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Personal Computers Repairs Filed March 20. Plus, New Windsor. $100 in favor of the New York State Department Mario’s Landscape Construction of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Inc., Middletown. $1,033 in favor Filed March 20. of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Pizza Palace Inc., d.b.a. RanTaxation and Finance, Albany. Filed done’s Restaurant and PizzeMarch 26. ria, Newburgh. $1,060 in favor of the New York State Department Marshall Plumbing and Heat- of Labor and the Department of ing, Montgomery. $2,111 in favor Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed of the New York State Department March 26. of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Pizzaciti Inc., Kingston. $72,000 in March 26. favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Master-Tech Installations Inc., Albany. Filed April 22. Newburgh. $777 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20.
Politi Electric Inc., Newburgh. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26. Randazzo’s Landscaping Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson. $1,300 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Sammy’s Deli and Grocery Store, Newburgh. $1,033 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 26.
Bennett, Edward T., 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 443 U.P. Livingston Manor Inc., d.b.a. Bullville Road, Montgomery 12549. It’s a Cinch, Middletown. $6,631 Filed Nov. 21. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Brueckner, Brian D. Sr., et al. Filed by Walden Savings Bank. AcAlbany. Filed March 20. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortValley View Construction Inc., gage to secure $61,750 affecting Goshen. $1,033 in favor of the New property located at 57 Pleasant Ave., York State Department of Labor and Walden 12586. Filed Nov. 19. the Department of Taxation and FiBurns, Christopher A., et al. nance, Albany. Filed March 26. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. AcVesuvio Restaurant, Newburgh. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mort$3,545 in favor of the New York gage to secure $70,000 affecting State Department of Taxation and property located at 367-369 Washington Ave., Kingston 12401. Filed Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. April 24. Twisted Food Company Inc., New Paltz. $1,236 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 25.
Sheng Tang International Inc., d.b.a. East West Supermarket, Middletown. $1,375 in favor of the New York State Department of Vincent of Newburgh L.L.C., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Newburgh. $1,033 in favor of March 20. the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Skin Deep Skin Care Studio Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed L.L.C., Goshen. $44 in favor of March 26. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Water Solutions of New Paltz March 20. Inc., Bloomington. $274 in favor of the New York State Department of Smilees Portrait Studio Corp., Labor Unemployment Insurance Monroe. $942 in favor of the New Division, Albany. Filed April 21. York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Wildfire Grill, Montgomery. March 20. $9,335 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Social Evolution Enterprise, Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Newburgh. $3,067 in favor of the New York State Department of William Street Management Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Group Inc., Monroe. $1,033 in faMarch 20. vor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Spotted Dog Ventures L.L.C., of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Mount Tremper. $73,967 in favor Filed March 26. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Woodbury Lawn and Landscape Filed April 25. Inc., Newburgh. $3,587 in favor of the New York State Department of Tacos Ricos Corp., d.b.a. Tacos Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Rico Restaurant, Newburgh. $610 March 20. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Woodstock Landscaping and Albany. Filed March 20. Excavating L.L.C., West Hurley. $12,526 in favor of the New York Tiffany’s Catering and Restau- State Department of Taxation and rant Corp., Middletown. $1,033 in Finance, Albany. Filed April 25. favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Woodview Properties L.L.C., Florof Taxation and Finance, Albany. ida. $1,073 in favor of the New York Filed March 26. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. Top Notch Bar-N-Grill L.L.C., Walden. $9,763 in favor of the New York State Department of Lis Pendens Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 20. The following filings indicated a legal Townhouse Grill Inc., Middle- action has been initiated, the outtown. $1,033 in favor of the New come of which may affect the title to York State Department of Labor the property listed. and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Amoah, Christine, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: March 26. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 306 Saracino Drive, Maybrook 12543. Filed Nov. 20.
Dooley, William T., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $172,000 affecting property located at 10 Fite Road, Saugerties 12477. Filed April 25.
Jerume, Joel, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $246,050 affecting property located at 198 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 18.
Emilian, Anthony, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $307,700 affecting property located at 19 Bunker Hill Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 20.
Kluckman, Paul W., 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 12 Ave. B, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520. Filed Nov. 18.
Farber, Philip H., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $60,000 affecting property located at 474 Delaware Ave., Kingston 12401. Filed April 25.
Faulkner, Steven P., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Calhoun, Veronica N., et al. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Filed by Nationstar Mortgage secure $328,000 affecting property L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose located at 118 Neelytown Road, on a mortgage to secure $160,000 Campbell Hall 10916. Filed Nov. 21. affecting property located at 70 Marian Court, Warwick 10990. Flecha, Felix Sr., et al. Filed by Filed Nov. 20. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Cesana, Claire V., et al. Filed by to secure an unspecified amount U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to affecting property located at 73 foreclose on a mortgage to secure Schobol St., Otisville 10963. Filed $131,000 affecting property lo- Nov. 19. cated at 30 Center Road, High Falls 12440. Filed April 21. Gaeta, Joanne, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: Conter, Steven E., et al. Filed by seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to to secure $90,000 affecting propforeclose on a mortgage to secure erty located at 7 Mount Laurel $234,900 affecting property located Lane, Unit 8, Ellenville 12428. at 42 Madison Circle, Chester. Filed Filed April 24. Nov. 18. Godfrey, Joshua, et al. Filed by D’Anci, Scott D., et al. Filed by William Devoe and Helen Devoe. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Action: seeks to foreclose on a seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to mortgage to secure $80,000 affectsecure $288,000 affecting property ing property located at 279 New located at 9 Willow Lane, Campbell Salem Road, Esopus. Filed April 24. Hall 10916. Filed Nov. 18. Grant, Michael, et al. Filed by Decimo, Oreste, et al. Filed by Na- Deutsche Bank National Trust tionstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to a mortgage to secure $237,500 afsecure $295,200 affecting property fecting property located at 26 Toc located at 33 Grove Drive, Tuxedo Road, Lloyd 12528. Filed April 25. 10987. Filed Nov. 20. Gulnick, Burton Jr., Ulster CounDefabbio, Gina M., et al. Filed ty administrator of finance, as adby BAC Home Loans Servicing ministrator to the estate of Lorraine L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a B. Peone, et al. Filed by Nationstar mortgage to secure an unspecified Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to amount affecting property located foreclose on a mortgage to secure at 70 The Rise, Warwick 10990. $240,000 affecting property located at 10 York St., Glasco 12432. Filed Filed Nov. 20. April 23. Diaz, Amiris, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Associa- Hoare, Robert J. Jr., et al. Filed by tion. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Walden Savings Bank. Action: seeks mortgage to secure $110,400 affect- to foreclose on a mortgage to secure ing property located at 204 Lander $275,000 affecting property located St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 20. at 4 W. Lake Road, Warwick 10990. Filed Nov. 19. Diaz, Amiris, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $123,200 affecting property located at 135 Renwick St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 18.
Knox, Marjorie H., et al. Filed by The Bank of New York. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $130,000 affecting property located at 65 Henry St., Kingston 12402. Filed April 25. Laguer, Keith, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 68 Beattie Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed Nov. 18. Lirio, Sheila, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $285,000 affecting property located at 5 Longview Lane, Middletown 10941. Filed Nov. 20. Lombardi, Cynthia M., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 2 Gabriels Drive, Chester. Filed Nov. 19. Lovitch, Jessica, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $295,000 affecting property located at 46 Coldenham Road, Walden 12586. Filed Nov. 20. Matos, Joanne R., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $295,392 affecting property located at 26 Avoncroft Lane, Middletown 10940. Filed Nov. 21. Meyer, Paul, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 922 Craigville Road, Chester 10918. Filed Nov. 20. Mitchetti, Cosmo, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $235,650 affecting property located at 3 Colt Place, Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 18. Moore, Terrell L., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $99,495 affecting property located at 34 Richman Ave, Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 21.
Morrissey, Christopher, et al. Filed by the State of New York Mortgage Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $116,000 affecting property located at 11 Peach Lane, Saugerties 12477. Filed April 24. Mulqueen, Christine, et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $21,250 affecting property located at 129 Main St., Unit C2, Cornwallon-Hudson. Filed Nov. 19. Nicoletti, Carlo, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $203,000 affecting property located at 40 Lakeside Drive, Greenville. Filed Nov. 20. Piombino, John, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 6 Crestwood Trail, Monroe 10950. Filed Nov. 18. Rivera, Alma J., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $164,000 affecting property located at 33 West St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 19. Ross, Barbara, et al. Filed by EverBank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $124,800 affecting property located at 1615 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock 12477. Filed April 25. Rueter, Stewart J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $163,871 affecting property located at 132 Chambers St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 19. Ruiz, Maritza A., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $323,364 affecting property located at 1 Avoncroft Lane, Unit 5901, Middletown 10940. Filed Nov. 18. Rustad, Margaret G., et al. Filed by EverBank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $111,440 affecting property located at 1159 Main St., Malden-on-Hudson 12453. Filed April 21. Salazar, Elvis, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $208,050 affecting property located at 16 Delta Place, Kingston 12401. Filed April 25. Santana, Carlos R., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $228,375 affecting property located at 11 Rivera Trail, Plattekill. Filed April 21.
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FACTS&FIGURES Schaeffer, Michael J., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $226,598 affecting property located at 891 Cow Hough Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 25. Schmidt, Denise M., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $161,250 affecting property located at 169 Glenmere Homesites Road and 12 Roe Place, Florida 10921. Filed Nov. 20. Shaughnessy, John, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $158,000 affecting property located at 1264 Route 6, Port Jervis. Filed Nov. 21.
The Estate of John DeCarlo, et al. Filed by Walden Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $68,000 affecting property located at 21 Lark St., Washingtonville 10992. Filed Nov. 19. Tompkins, Charles A., et al. Filed by Household Finance Realty Corporation of New York. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,132 affecting property located at 63 Ridge Road, Montgomery 12549. Filed Nov. 21. Umhay, Arthur G., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $170,000 affecting property located at 149 Fox Hollow Road, Shandaken 12480. Filed April 22.
Yager, Nicole W., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $293,550 affecting property located at 139 Highland Ave., Marlboro 12542. Filed April 22. Yang, Seung S., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $277,941 affecting property located at 276 Montgomery St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Nov. 21.
Billera, Jacqueline, as owner. $6,950 as claimed by Bonestell Burners Thermotechnical, Saugerties. Property: 126 Light House Drive, Saugerties 12477. Filed Slaughter, Alvin, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Ac- Vicentini, Thomas J., et al. Filed April 22. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mort- by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks gage to secure $540,000 affecting to foreclose on a mortgage to secure J.W. Mays Inc., as owner. $37,393 property located at 174 Newport $124,200 affecting property located as claimed by BSB Construction Bridge Road, Warwick 10990. Filed at 31 Paradise Hill, Mountainville Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: 461 Route 9, Fishkill. Filed April 22. Nov. 20. 10953. Filed Nov. 21. Slep, Vladimir, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $300,000 affecting property located at 14 Woodridge Drive, Blooming Grove 10914. Filed Nov. 21. Stevens, Georgia M., et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 86 Linden Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed Nov. 21. Sullivan, Kayleigh, as heir of the estate of Betsy Kay Sullivan, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $329,000 affecting property located at 29 Route 416, Montgomery 12549. Filed Nov. 20. Swart, Carlene, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $175,000 affecting property located at 19 Smith Ave., Kingston. Filed April 25. Szymanski, Michael, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $185,000 affecting property located at 17 Revere Circle, Washingtonville 10992. Filed Nov. 18. The Donald E. Stephens Living Trust dated April, 22, 1994, et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 370 Old Route 28, Hurley. Filed April 25.
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Vila, Carmen, 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 328 High St., Monroe 10950. Filed Nov. 21.
Marist College, as owner. $84,576 as claimed by EFCO Corp., Monett, Mo. Property: 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie. Filed April 28.
Pisarik, Robert, as owner. $4,543 as claimed by Firescapes Fireplace Werzberger, Herman, et al. Filed and Patio Corp., Newburgh. Propby the State of New York Mortgage erty: in Fishkill. Filed April 21. Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspec- Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as ified amount affecting property owner. $37,887 as claimed by L and located at 1 Liska Way, Unit 204, L Retail Construction Inc., NorMonroe 10950. Filed Nov. 20. man, Okla. Property: 2001 South Road, D 107, Poughkeepsie. Filed Wilkins, Quether S., et al. Filed by April 21. Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as a mortgage to secure an unspecified owner. $43,126 as claimed by L and amount affecting property located L Retail Construction Inc., Norat 86 W. Mombasha Road, Monroe man, Okla. Property: 2001 South 10950. Filed Nov. 18. Road, D 205, Poughkeepsie. Filed April 21. Wilson, Sandra J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to owner. $54,766 as claimed by L and secure $170,000 affecting property L Retail Construction Inc., Norlocated at 39 Beacon St., Middle- man, Okla. Property: 2001 South town 10940. Filed Nov. 19. Road, A 124-A, Poughkeepsie. Filed April 21. Winfrey, Oscar, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as foreclose on a mortgage to secure owner. $64,140 as claimed by L and $180,000 affecting property located L Retail Construction Inc., Norat 83 Evan Road, Warwick 10990. man, Okla. Property: 2001 South Filed Nov. 19. Road, C 212, Poughkeepsie. Filed April 21. Woeckener, Richard H. Jr., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose owner. $65,518 as claimed by L and on a mortgage to secure $228,000 L Retail Construction Inc., Noraffecting property located at 206 man, Okla. Property: 2001 South Route 284, Unionville 10988. Filed Road, A 124, Poughkeepsie. Filed Nov. 18. April 21.
Poughkeepsie Galleria L.L.C., as owner. $73,641 as claimed by L and L Retail Construction Inc., Norman, Okla. Property: 2001 South Road, A 107, Poughkeepsie. Filed April 21.
Century Lifestyles Inc., d.b.a. Everett Motors, 2670 Route 9W, Century Living, 501 Route 208, Glenerie 12477, c/o Robert E. Everett Jr. Filed April 24. Monroe 10960. Filed Oct. 31.
M.A.C.-Tech Construction and Repairs Inc., d.b.a. Greenhouse Construction and Renovations, Ross Homes of Orange County, 53 Brewster Drive, Middletown as owner. $3,000 as claimed by Four 10940. Filed Oct. 31. Seasons Insulators Inc., Newburgh. Property: 31 Donnelly Farm Road, Michael Stiller Inc., d.b.a. upWalden. Filed April 24. LIGHT Studio, 116 School Hill Road, High Falls 12440. Filed Ross Homes of Orange County, April 23. as owner. $3,000 as claimed by Four Seasons Insulators Inc., Newburgh. Pizza Brava Inc., d.b.a. Eddie’s Property: 39 Donnelly Farm Road, Gourmet Pizza, 169 S. Plank Walden. Filed April 24. Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Oct. 31. Stravello, Maryann, as owner. $30,035 as claimed by H.G. Page Tirtz Hotel Supplies Corp., d.b.a. and Sons Inc., Poughkeepsie. Prop- Bezra, 21 Meron Drive, Unit 201, erty: in East Fishkill. Filed April 22. Monroe 10950. Filed Oct. 31. Vassar College, as owner. $125,855 as claimed by Viracon, Owatonna, Minn. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Filed April 25. VS Walden L.L.C., as owner. $50,548 as claimed by Advanced Environmental Services Inc., Fort Salonga. Property: 78 Oak St., Walden. Filed April 28. Warwick 2012 L.L.C., as owner. $40,796 as claimed by American Builders and Contractors Supply Company Inc., Valley Cottage. Property: 142-146 Route 94 S, Warwick. Filed April 22.
New Businesses This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.
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Go! Calendars/Iqra Mir, 1401 Route 300, Newburgh 12550, c/o Iqra Mir. Filed Oct. 31. Hollister Mechanical, 83 Canterbury Drive, Saugerties 12477, c/o Donald Hollister. Filed April 24. Hudson Valley Lawn Sprinklers, 357 W. O’Reilly St., Kingston 12401, c/o Robert S. Horoho. Filed April 25. J and M Auto Sales, 5301 Route 9W, Newburgh, c/o John Menconeri. Filed Oct. 29. Josh of all Trades, 42 Beyersdarfer Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Joshua R. Secore. Filed April 21.
Looking Glass Psychotherapy, 291 Wall St., Suite 2A, Kingston At Ease Home Services, 405 Hom- 12401, c/o Jillian C. Gordon. Filed melville Road, Saugerties 12477, c/o April 21. Donald J. Baker and Theresa Sue Baker. Filed April 21. Olivia Grimsland Yoga, 120 Route 28, Kingston 12401, c/o Olivia Lovell Kuhn Construction, 13 Grimsland. Filed April 23. Weston Road, Highland 12528, c/o Marco S. Kuhn and Robert J. Lovell. Once A Tree, 220 Hudson St., Filed April 25. Cornwall-on-Hudson, c/o Stephen Adler. Filed Oct. 29. R and R Commercial Cleaning Services, 45 Birch St., Apt. 12A, Orange County Realty, 10 HickKingston 12401, c/o Reyon Carter ory Drive, Middletown 10941, c/o and Rayan Ferguson. Filed April 23. Stanley P. Stoltz. Filed Oct. 29. Totem Tamaskan, 229 Ironwood Drive, Apt. 5, Tuxedo, c/o Barbara O. Mancini and Salvatore Mancini. Filed Oct. 30.
Platinum Painting and Stains, 16 Dallas Drive, Monroe 10950, c/o Brian Robert Cantwell. Filed Oct. 31.
Ray Rodriguez Photography, 908 Mountain Road, Port Jervis 12771, c/o Ramon E. Rodriguez. Filed Oct. 31.
Abend Acupuncture, 440 Route 32N, New Paltz 12561, c/o Phyllis All Time Towing Inc., d.b.a. Ari’s H. Abend. Filed April 23. Tire Shop, 33 Irene Drive, Monroe 10950. Filed Oct. 31. Adam Sauer Photography, 657 Churchland Road, Saugerties Birds of a Feather Media Ltd., 12477, c/o Adam J. Sauer. Filed d.b.a. Woodstock 104, 60 Cali- April 21. fornia Quarry Road, Woodstock 12498. Filed April 23. Ambriel’s Song, 815 Blooming Grove Turnpike, Suite 505, New Century Lifestyles Inc., d.b.a. Windsor, c/o Jennifer B. Stone. Century Direct International, Filed Oct. 30. 501 Route 208, Monroe 10960. Filed Oct. 31. Apple Valley Gutter Service, 67 Dehay Road, Warwick 10990, c/o Century Lifestyles Inc., d.b.a. Michael P. Colligan. Filed Oct. 31. Century Direct, 501 Route 208, Monroe 10960. Filed Oct. 31. Audubon Collector, 55 Old Mount Peter Road, Warwick 10990, Century Lifestyles Inc., d.b.a. c/o Eric Kubelle. Filed Oct. 29. Century Group International, 501 Route 208, Monroe 10960. Dimples, 338 Broadway, Kingston Filed Oct. 31. 12401, c/o Alvina L. Francis. Filed April 21.
Superior Restoration and Cleaning, P.O. Box 823, Napanoch 12458, c/o Mary A. Donnolly. Filed April 23. T3 Hair Perfume, 68 Vincent Drive, Middletown 10940, c/o Tonya Bertrand. Filed Oct. 30. William Lyle Cole, 65 Main St., Hurley 12443, c/o William L. Cole. Filed April 22.
LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: JCAL Alexander LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on March 14, 2014. NY office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 Banks Farm Road, Bedford, New York 10506. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59310 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: 131-135 ALEXANDER JV LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on March 14, 2014. NY office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 Banks Farm Road, Bedford, New York 10506. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59311 Notice of Formation of JJRP ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/18/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1858 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59312 Notice of formation of Shareneís Realfood LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/6/14. Offc. Location: West. Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 434 Fowler Ave., Pelham, NY, primary business location. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59313 Notice of Formation of ProKix NY, LLC. Arts. of Org. files with SSNY on March 14, 2014. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to ProKix NY, LLC, 8 Shard Court, Katonah, New York 10536. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59314 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JPL Property Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/27/2014. Office loc.: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 Rock Lane, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59315 Notice of Formation of RX SHINE, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/5/14.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, 2 Hergenhan Court, Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59316
Notice of Formation of European Designed Kitchens & Organizing Solutions, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/14. Office location: WESTCHESTER County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Elm St, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59317 Notice of Formation of Dlightful Art LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 02/28/14. Offc. Loc: Westchester County. SSNY design. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, C/O United States Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59318 Notice of Formation of Moving Traffic Media, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/12/2014. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 130 Theodore Fremd Ave. #1A, Rye NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59319 NOTICE OF FORMATION of G. C . KENNEY REMODELING, LLC Arts. of Org. filled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/13. Office of location Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 71 Greenridge Avenue. WP NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activity #59320 JP FERNANDEZ PROPERTIES, L.L.C., Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James P. Moore & Miguelina Fernandez, 8 Glen Road, Yonkers, NY 10704. #59321 FIKA 824 10TH AVE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Gary Reing, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose #59322 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSION LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (PLLC). NAME: SAW MILL PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The PLLC, 77 Kensico Drive, Mount Kisco, New York 10549, principal business location of the PLLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59323 FIKA WTC LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59324
FIKA CHANIN LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59325 FIKA APTHORP LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose #59326 FIKA 141 W 41ST STREET LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59327 FIKA 566 10TH AVENUE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59328 FIKA 600 LEXINGTON LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1360 Sunny Ridge Road, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Reg Agent: Lars Akerlund, 66 Pearl St., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59329 Notice of Formation of Janus Management Group, LLC filed with SSNY on 2/19/14.Offc. Loc: White Plains. 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 849. White Plains,NY10602. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59330 Onstage leadership, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. bus. address and reg. agent c/o Tim Sutton 575 Manor Ln. Pelham, NY 10803 . Purpose: any lawful activity #59332 15 Cotswold Way LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/12/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 8 Penny Ln. Scarsdale, NY 10583 . Purpose: any lawful activity #59333
Tangible Labs, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/28/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. bus. address and reg. agent c/o Tim Sutton 575 Manor Ln. Pelham, NY 10803 . Purpose: any lawful activity #59334 382 Warburton, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/13/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 142 Broad St., Flr. 2 Elizabeth, NJ 07201 . Purpose: any lawful activity #59335 Clusterfest Events, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/10/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 148 Highview St. Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity #59336 Homestead Advisors, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/12/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 11 Kingston Rd. Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity #59338 JOE & G’S SNACK LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/02/2014, Name changed to JOE & G’S SNACKS LLC on 01/06/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Joseph Cafaro, 18 Westerly Lane South, Thornwood, NY 10594. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59339 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: COLLABORATION SERVICES, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/17/14. 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, 4 Wimbledon Court, White Plains, New York 10607, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59340 Notice of Formation of 308A TITICUS ROAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 308 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59341 Notice of Application for Authority of MJBD, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC) filed with the Secy of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/22/13. LLC organized in Connecticut on 11/18/13. NY office location: Westchester Co. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him to: c/o Tsukasa Sato, 153 Devoe Rd., Chappaqua, NY 10514. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: 14 Overbrook Dr., New Fairfield, CT 06812. Copy of Ctf. Of Org. on file with SSCT. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59342
Notice of Formation of 578 Tarrytown Road LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/2/2014. Office Location 536 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 (Ulster County). SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 536 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. Purpose: any lawful activity#59343 Notice of formation on COD International LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/24/2014. Office location: Westchester County. Principal office of LLC: 18 Pinehurst Drive, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to COD International LLC, Purchase, NY 10577, upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #59344 BRETT’S AUTO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/13/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 Greenvale Ave, Yonkers, NY 10703. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59345 Notice of formation of TRAFFICSTRIPES, LLC Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 03/11/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #59346 24 LINDEN PLACE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/03/2014. Office loc: Westcehster County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jamie Franchi and Andreia Franchi, 17 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59347 21 LENOX AVENUE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/03/2014. Office loc: Westcehster County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jamie Franchi and Andreia Franchi, 17 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59348 PERSONAL TOUCH CONSTRUCTION, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/24/2014. Office location: Westcehster County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Pugsley Place, Ossining, NY 10562. Reg Agent: Adam Dubray, 12 Pugsley Place, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59349 Joy by Emily, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/20/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 10 Belmont Ave. Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity #59350
Samuel Agyare MD, FAAP, FACEP LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/21/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 50 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity #59351 Jabrem Consulting LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/2/14. Office:Westchester Co. LLC formed DE 1/12/12, exists & located 1209 Orange St. Wilmington, DE 19801. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 1 N. Lexington Ave- 11th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #59352 J&C HOMEGOODS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Mianus Drive, Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose #59354 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: SAVADATE, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/13/2014. 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, 41 Todd Hill Circle, Goldens Bridge, New York 10526, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59356 Notice of Formation of MAGNOLIA CONSULTING LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/31/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 12 Water St., #204, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59357 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MacQuesten 130 Modern, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on April 7, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MacQuesten 130 Modern, LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59359 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: 130 Modern Commercial LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on April 7, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 130 Modern Commercial LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59360
Notice of formation of FENS & Associates, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/09/2014 . 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: 150 Law Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59362 LIV ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave., 4th Flr., Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59363 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Blue Line Real Estate Ventures, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 4/8/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Bryan Cappelli, c/o Cappelli Organization, 7 Renaissance Sq, 4th Fl, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59364 Flower property tax consultants, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/23/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 34 Palmer Ave. Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity #59367 AND & GIE DELI LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/14/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1082 Oregon Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59369 THE ARTS AND INNOVATIONS CENTER LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/14/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59370 Notice of Formation of CAM KEI PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/8/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Ronald Passerelli, 14 Cedar St., Greenwich, CT 06830. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59371 Notice of Formation of GFR Acquisition Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/18/14. 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 Edison Properties, LLC, 100 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59373
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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page Notice of Formation of Mad One RE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. 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 United Corporate Services, Inc., 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59374 Notice of formation of Body Fit Training, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as an agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of the process against LLC to: 39 Lincoln Ave, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: Any lawful act. #59375 Notice of Formation of 1893 COMMERCE STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 78 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59378
PLUM PLUMS CHEESE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/18/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Audrey Free, Gayle Martin and Michael Riahi, 72 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59379 Name of Limited Liability Company (LLC): BEST RM ENTERPRISES, LLC D/B/A Forsythia Gems Date of filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) 3/4/2014. The LLC is located in Westchester County. Designated Agent of the LLC is United States Corporation Agents, Inc. Address 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 upon whom process against it may be served. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful business or activity. #59380 NOTICE of FORMATION of Peter K. KIM, MD, PLLC.Filed with SSNYJanuary 13, 2014. Princ. off location Westchester. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the PLLC at : P.O.Box 8385,Pelham,New York 10803 .The Purpose of this PLLC is for the practice of medicine. #59381
SANTINA JOJO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/22/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Carriage Court, Amawalk, NY 10501. Reg Agent: John Chiazzese, 2 Carriage Court, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59382 BNV Group LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/18/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Jane St., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59383 RC HEALTHCARE CONSULTING, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/20/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22 Saw Mill River Rd., 2nd Fl., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59384
Notice of Formation of Tennavision LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with SSNY on 3/10/2014. Office location is Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o Paul Mucci, 4 Sail Harbour Drive, Sherman, CT 06784. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59385 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by 166 WPHospitality LLC d/b/a Black Bear to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment with one additional bar. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at166 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains NY 10601. #59386 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Order entered by the Supreme Court, Westchester County, on the 8th day of April 2014, bearing Index Number 1094/14 , a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, 110 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, New York 10601 grants: Jayden Joel Marte the right, effective on the 8th day of April 2014 to assume the name of Jayden Bourdier. The petitioner’s address is: 57 Radford Street, Apt #2F Yonkers New York 10705. The date of birth of the petitioner is: February 2, 2009. The present name of petitioner is: Jayden Joel Marte. #59387
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Headline: Notice of Formation Description: of ARSCI Marketing Operations Consultancy, LLC Articles of Organization filed SSNY 4/15/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 35 Woodland Drive, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: Any lawful activity #59388 Notice of Formation of Belle Mariee Events, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/31/14. 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, 160 Rt 9A Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59390 944 LEGGETT LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/29/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 434 White Plains Rd., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59391 ENKO’S EUROPEAN BARBER SHOP #2 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/28/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 875 Saw Mill River Rd., Store #9, Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59392
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Petrillo Apartments LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on April 28, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Petrillo Apartments LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59393
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MPA Associates I LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on April 28, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MPA Associates I LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59395
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Petrillo Apartments Managers LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on April 28, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Petrillo Apartments Managers LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59394
THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE LOOKOUT FUND, INC. for the calendar year ended December 31, 2013 is available at its principal office located at 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-618, Rye Brook, NY 105731373 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is WILLIAM R. HANDELMAN. #59396 Notice of Formation of PSNS LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/2/13. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Allison Deluca, 914 Minoma Ave., Louisville, KY 40217. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. #59397
FACES& PLACES Iona’s big night
Iona College’s board of trustees held its 52nd annual Scholarship Gala April 11 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to honor leaders who exemplify the college’s mission of service, scholarship and value-based learning. Business executive and 1967 Iona graduate and 2000 Honorary Degree recipient Robert LaPenta received the 2014 Legacy Award, and Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera and his wife, Clara, received the Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award. They are the parents of Iona College baseball player Mariano Rivera Jr. Alfred F. Kelly, who served as president and CEO of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XLVII, was master of ceremonies. Bernie Williams led a short musical performance of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Photographs by John Vecchiolla, Joe Vericker and Kristy Leibowitz 1. Mariano Rivera Jr. with Brother Joseph Cussen. 2. Ed Foldessey, Al Mellina and Brother Robert Novak. 3. Sonia and David P. Brown, Laurie Winters and Robert LaPenta. 4. Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre and his wife Kelli, with Edward Arrigoni. 5. Bartley F. Livolsi and Charles W. Schoenherr 6. Alfred and Peggy Kelly 7. Mr. and Mrs. Rick Cole Jr. with Monica and John Judge, and Brian Beyer 8. Mariano Rivera, Joseph E. Nyre and Bernie Williams 9. Andrew J. and Camille Dolce
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Designed for Businesses with combined deposit balances of $100,000 or more. Chase Platinum Business CheckingSM comes with a $95 Monthly Service Fee that can be waived by maintaining a combined average ledger balance of $100,000 or more in linked business savings, CDs, and other Chase Platinum Business Checking accounts and qualifying accounts from affiliates. See banker for details. Transaction Fees will not be charged for all electronic deposits and the first 500 debits and non-electronic deposits each statement cycle. There will be a Transaction Fee of $0.40 for each debit and non-electronic deposit above 500. Electronic deposits are deposits made via ATM, ACH, Wire and Chase QuickDeposit. Other fees may apply. Fees and product features are subject to change at any time. Minimum Deposit to Open Accounts: $25. Account opening subject to approval. Customers are required to complete a merchant services application and agree to terms and conditions at the time of enrollment. All merchants are subject to credit approval. Payment card transaction funds are subject to fraud monitoring and qualifying Visa,® MasterCard® and Discover® transaction funds are deposited on the next business day, excluding weekends and bank holidays. Merchant services are provided by Paymentech, LLC (“Chase Paymentech”). All accounts subject to approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. © 2014 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.
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