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May 7, 2012 | VOL. 48, No. 19

HV Bank, 40 years old, expands in Rockland

I Adding to the honor, AVR was one of only two residential developers in the nation to receive the award as a new homebuilder. “Overall, we kind of fly under the radar,” Eickelbeck said of AVR, whose homebuilding division, while delaying the start of some of its projects in the region, seems to have survived what he called the “brutal, extremely difficult” housing market of recent years better than many of its competitors. Founded by owner Allan V. Rose, AVR Realty Inc. has built, acquired and developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial and residential space nationwide in its roughly 45-year history. Its diverse properties include the

n 1972, Hudson Valley Bank consisted of a trailer on East Grassy Sprain Road in Yonkers. It had $10 million in assets after its first 12 months in business. Humble beginnings indeed. Today, as the bank approaches its 40th anniversary on May 12, it ranks among the tri-state region’s largest community banks with more than $2.8 billion in assets. While still based in Yonkers, Hudson Valley Bank – a subsidiary of Hudson Valley Holding Corp. – now operates 36 branches in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield County, Conn., and New York City, with the newest branch opening in Suffern in January. Hudson Valley Bank’s presence across the Hudson is still relatively minor: Suffern became its second full-service location in Rockland. A New City branch opened in 2007. However, CEO and President James J. Landy said Rockland is turning into an area of strategic importance, and compared the circumstances underlying the bank’s expansion there to those that initially led to its establishment 40 years ago. “When the bank was formed 40 years ago it was because of all these money center banks coming in and buying up the local banks,” said Hudson Valley Holding Corp. CEO and President James J. Landy. “There was no local bank left at that time in the Yonkers community.” Similarly, Landy said a void was left in Rockland following Cleveland-based KeyCorp’s November 2007 takeover of U.S.B. Holding Co. Inc. and its banking subsidiary Union State Bank, which was at the time one of the predominant community banks in the county. “We saw the vacuum there,” he said. “As a result, it was a natural extension for us to cross the river. In the past we didn’t go over to Rockland because that need for our style bank was

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Mark Eickelbeck, chief operating officer of AVR Homebuilders, at the company’s new development in Fishkill.

Building green in a ‘brutal’ market BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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he weighty crystal award that a Yonkers real estate developer recently picked up in Washington, D.C., was on display at the sales center at Overlook Pointe, a residential development overlooking the Hudson River where construction activity this spring could signal a long-awaited turn in the region’s housing market. “We’re very honored by this,” said Mark C. Eickelbeck, chief operating officer of AVR Homebuilders, a division of AVR Realty Inc. in Yonkers. He was speaking of the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year award presented to his company by federal Environmental Protection Agency officials.

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Maria Imperial, CEO of the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester.

Rebirth on North Broadway

$25M renovation helps YWCA expand its mission in White Plains BY MARY SHUSTACK mshustack@westfairinc.com

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he YWCA women’s residence in White Plains, a provider of shelter and services for women since the 1920s, was not aging well. The complex’s two buildings – one a Tudor style from the early 1900s and the other a more contemporary one built in the late ’60s – had leaky roofs and window frames. Appliances and facilities were becoming outdated. About five years ago, said Lori Stanlick, associate executive director of the YWCA on North Broadway, “The place was showing its age and the damage was being done.” But a $25 million renovation – filled with green initiatives and completed ahead of schedule – has changed all that. And when the YWCA hosts the ribbon-cutting ceremony June 11, Maria Imperial, CEO of the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester, said it will be a time to look back on a two-year project she always believed in. “It’s funny,” Imperial said. “I always felt we were going to do it. In some ways I compare it to ‘The Little Engine That Could.’” The work, she said, is especially rewarding, considering the original building began as a home run by the Presbyterian Church for New York City women who couldn’t afford a fancy retreat. “This was the home they could go to to re-energize,” she said. “It always had a history of

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being a respite for women.” The project, Imperial said, has helped the YWCA continue this work, though there were some early blips. “We put together a patchwork of funding,” and were ready to start the project when “the economy tanked.” But, there was hope. “Sure enough, that’s when the stimulus money came,” she said. “It really is a story of miracles.” The funding for the renovation, a taxcredit project, came from sources that include the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; the Federal Home Loan Bank; the City of White Plains; Westchester County; the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; and the Enterprise Green Communities Grant. The project’s design, financing and construction was managed by Jonathan Rose Companies with Stephen Tilly, Architect, and Lasberg Construction Associates handling the project design and construction. Work was done in phases, with residents moved around as it was completed. Some of the improvements included the creation of a green roof and the installation of a sprinkler system. The project included renovation of all 185 units and the creation of eight more. The residences and common areas now feature brand-new appliances, cabinetry, lighting and flooring. Another efficient aspect is the centralized system for heating and cooling.

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Aging-in-place concerns have also been addressed, for example, with accessible restrooms and Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The population is skewing older with many residents aged 50 and up, many with medical concerns. There have been some changes, Stanlick said, due to new regulations. The Y can no longer house full-time students and must now offer housing to certain percentages of homeless women and people with disabilities. Other features available to all residents include the Sisters Village, a lounge designated for leisure and education. Residents can take advantage of a DVD player, relax on couches, take classes and use the computers. The popular destination hosts poetry workshops and is adjacent to the facility’s emergency food pantry for residents and the Sisters Closet, which offers free clothing and accessories for those in need. Other changes included the installation of a new elevator and new laundries. In the original building, known as the Kennedy Duncan Residence, work was done with an eye on history. “This was all preservation work over here,” Stanlick said of the older building’s upgrades. “We did it as unobtrusively as possible.” Portions of the building were added to the National Register of Historic Places during the process, and it’s easy to see why. A community room is filled with rich woods and stained-glass accents. It’s just steps away from

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a restaurant-quality kitchen, which residents may use. Two sitting rooms, complete with fireplaces, are used for meetings, events and family visits. Stanlick pointed to local companies such as Heineken USA as big supporters. The company sent over employees for a community volunteer day, helping the YWCA prepare for the construction. Because of the financing, Stanlick said, new tenant guidelines were implemented. Residents must earn 50 percent or less of the area median income, or a maximum of $37,800. “That does not reflect reality here,” Stanlick said. She says nearly half of the “hard-working” residents are employed full- or part-time, with most making $7,000 to $15,000. And it’s a place to start over. The residence provides social services related to disabilities, medical illness, a history of being battered and substance abuse. Also offered are employment counseling, referral services to job-training programs in the community, assistance with resume writing and preparing for interviews. Taking a look at the way the renovation has brought a renewed sense of home to the surroundings, L. Danielle Cylich, director of development for the organization, said the work was reflective of its mission. “There’s a real sense of detail,” she said. “If you’re coming from a place where there’s no hope, there’s hope. We care about the details.” Visit our website, westfaironline.com, for a video essay of the YWCA by Olga Loginova.

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Incentivizing medicine

Pay-for-performance changing health care BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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rompted in part by the Affordable Care Act, health care providers nationwide are beginning to rally behind a novel concept: being rewarded for keeping people out of the hospital. Under a provision of the health care law, doctors, hospitals and other providers who serve Medicare patients now have the option of forming accountable care organizations (ACOs), which present a framework for ultimately replacing the fee-for-service system with a pay-for-performance arrangement.

“We are, as hospitals, going to be much more accountable for our costs, for our quality (and) for our results. So based on our quality, based on patient satisfaction, based on our efficiency, there are incentives built into contracts.” – Jon Schandler, president and CEO, White Plains Hospital

This shift represents one of the most significant changes to affect health care providers since the law was enacted, panelists said at an April 26 roundtable, “Can Hospitals Make the Difference,” hosted by the Westchester County Business Journal and sister publication the Fairfield County Business Journal.

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A passage was omitted from an April 30 story in the Business Journal about legal battles between partners in Shell service-station companies based in Westchester. The full passage follows: The Shell deal that involved El Jamal, Silverman, Weil and three other investors was negotiated by El Jamal, the only partner experienced in the industry as a servicestation owner and operator in Westchester and the Hudson Valley and as president of Wholesale Fuels, a fuel distributorship based in Thornwood. (In the fight for control of the

were able to begin applying for status as ACOs under the Medicare Shared Savings Program in January, with the first ones officially starting in April. The private sector has also joined in the movement, with a number of regional medical care providers forming ACOs for their commercially insured patients. Whereas previously, more procedures would mean more revenue for doctors and hospitals, providers that choose to form or join an ACO are encouraged to avoid any unnecessary duplication of services and to prioritize patient satisfaction, resulting in shared savings for the ACO and the insurance provider. “There is an enormous amount of money at stake for organizations to become more economically efficient in their cost of care,” said Simeon Schwartz, CEO of WestMed Medical Group in Purchase. “The goal of the accountable care organizations is to take waste out of the system.” The formation of ACOs – a topic that was covered on just seven of the 900-plus pages of the Affordable Care Act – is “fundamentally reorganizing the entire health care delivery system,” Schwartz said. Also speaking at the panel were Dr. John Crowe, president of Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists P.C. in Greenwich, Dr. John Murphy, CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, with locations throughout Fairfield County, Jon Schandler, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital, and Mike Weber, president and CEO of Health Quest in LaGrangeville. “The financial incentives that were structured in a fee-for-service environment I think just led us down the path of, ‘The more stuff you do, the more money you make,’” Murphy said. Now, though, “We have to focus and celebrate empty beds in a hospital as opposed to full beds in a hospital. The incentives have to lead the way ... I think the incentives have to reward keeping people well.”

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companies, the 37-year-old El Jamal, according to his emails, has been forced to work from a satellite office in a Silverman-owned office building in downtown White Plains.) El Jamal was the only personal guarantor on a $33 million loan from Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. that completed the deal. The loan agreement requires that El Jamal remain an active manager of the business to avoid default, as El Jamal’s attorney, Albert J. Pirro Jr., argued in court. For the full story, “Gas stations court case in vapor lock,” go to westfaironline.com and click on the Westchester County Business Journal logo.

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Westchester’s Teamsters ratify contract BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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fter working without a contract since 2009, Westchester County government employees belonging to Teamsters Local 456 recently ratified a seven-year deal that includes, for the first time, health care contributions by union members. County Executive Rob Astorino announced the breakthrough in his April 25 State of the County address in White Plains. “Our Teamsters union has overwhelmingly approved a new contract, which I hope will stand as a model for our seven other unions,” he proclaimed, saying that the agreement provides both the county and the union with “long-term financial certainty.” The new contract is retroactive to 2009

and covers the union’s 120 county government employees. It calls for retroactive raises for 2009, 2010 and 2011 of 3 percent, 3 percent and 3.25 percent, respectively. There will be no raises in 2012, 2013 and 2014, but a 2.75 percent increase in 2015, the last year of the contract. And more significantly, all county employees who belonged to the Teamsters prior to the contract ratification will pay 10 percent of their health care costs starting July 1, and 12.5 percent starting Jan. 1, 2015. All employees hired after the contract ratification and all employees who become Teamsters will pay 20 percent of their health care costs from the start of their employment. The contract also includes increases in copayments for doctor and emergency room visits and prescription drugs.

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Astorino said the contract was “overwhelmingly” ratified by the union, and is awaiting approval by the county Board of Legislators. Teamsters Local 456 President Eddie Doyle did not respond to requests for comment. Personnel costs to the county over the life of the contract will be $9.6 million, which includes a lump-sum payment of $3.1 million to the county’s Teamsters employees for the retroactive raises included in the contract. The county will also save a projected $1.2 million over the life of the contract as a result of union members taking on a portion of their health care costs. The other seven unions, representing approximately 4,000 county employees, are currently without contracts. An Astorino

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spokeswoman said there is no indication of whether agreements are near with those unions. Prior to the agreement with Teamsters Local 456, none of the county’s unionized employees contributed to their health care costs, resulting in $140 million in annual costs to the county. Under the terms of a 2010 law, the county’s nonunion employees already contribute to the cost of their health care. Those nonunion employees pay either 10, 15 or 20 percent of their respective health care costs based on their salary and their coverage plan.

Astorino: No new taxes In his recent State of the County address, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino pledged to hold the line on taxes and to fight for mandate relief in Albany. Since taking office two years ago, the county tax levy has fallen 2 percent, Astorino said.

All county employees who belonged to the Teamsters prior to the contract ratification will pay 10 percent of their health care costs starting July 1, and 12.5 percent starting Jan. 1, 2015. All employees hired after the contract ratification and all employees who become Teamsters will pay 20 percent of their health care costs. “Come November, I will submit a balanced budget for the third year in a row that will have no increase in the county property tax levy.” Astorino said he would fight “vigorously” any attempt by state legislators to reinstate the commuter tax. In addition, Astorino criticized lawmakers for failing to significantly reduce the burden of unfunded state mandates, nine of which account for 82 percent of the county’s entire tax levy. “Every city, town, village and school district is being ravaged right now,” he said. “Westchester to Albany: Code Blue. The patient is dying. We need mandate relief now.”

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More consolidating One year ago, less than 1 percent of WestMed’s patients were covered by some form of shared savings model. By July, Schwartz projected between 40 and 50 percent of the practice’s patients will fall intothat category, a transition he said he had expected to take “decades.” Similarly, at White Plains Hospital, every new managed care contract is a pay-forperformance contract, Schandler said. “We are, as hospitals, going to be much more accountable for our costs, for our quality (and) for our results,” he said. “So based on our quality, based on patient satisfaction, based on our efficiency, there are incentives built into contracts.” The Affordable Care Act has prompted other changes as CROWE well, namely the consolidation of smaller practices into larger medical groups or hospitals as efficiency becomes paramount. “It makes it much more difficult for us to adapt in the same way as the group that has 200-plus doctors or a hospital because we’re under the same pressure to increase our efficiency, to increase computerization,” Crowe said. However, Crowe said the trend might MURPHY have been inevitable. Asked whether the era of small practices is drawing to a close,

he said, “I think the answer is yes, but again, I’m not sure it’s because of Obamacare.”

Rebates coming Health insurance companies are SCHANDLER expected to rebate more than $140 million to New York state individuals and businesses by August for failing to meet medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report. Under the MLR provision, insurers are required to spend 80 percent of all premium income from individual and small business plans and SCHWARTZ 85 percent of all premium income from large group plans on health care claims and quality improvement activities. Insurance rebates to individuals and businesses are projected to hit $1.3 billion nationwide, not including California, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care analysis group. In New York state, 70,000 people enrolled in three separate coverage plans will receive $10.5 WEBER million in rebates, the report states. Additionally, in the small group market, 38,000 people enrolled in two separate plans will receive $4.8 million in rebates, while in the large group market nearly 900,000 people across seven plans will receive $127.2 million in rebates.

Strong first quarter for Greater Hudson Bank BY KATHY KAHN kathykahn@westfairinc.com

Greater Hudson Bank, based in Middletown, reported first-quarter earnings up 62 percent to $709,000, or 7 cents a share, from $438,000, or 4 cents, a year ago. The bank’s return on equity rose to 7.6.percent from 5.3 percent in last year’s quarter. The bank said the rise in profit was due to an increase in net interest income of $536,000, 23 percent, and almost $200,000 in gains on securities transactions. But that was offset by a 44 percent rise in the provision for loan losses and a 14 percent rise in non-interest expense. “While we saw an increase in our nonperforming loans this past quarter, the increase was primarily related to one loan relationship, which is

being monitored closely,” CEO Eric Wiggins said. Loans were up 26 percent to $169 million. “We are seeing good loan demand with a strong pipeline coming into 2012, which has been a main contributor to these results. Net loans outstanding have increased nearly 8 percent since year end,” he said. The rise in expenses was due to higher salary and marketing expenses as well as expenses related to other outside services. As of March 31, the bank’s leverage ratio was 11.7 percent, sufficient to make it a wellcapitalized institution under federal regulatory requirements. Greater Hudson’s annual stockholder’s meeting will be held May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Conference Center in West Nyack.

Citrin Cooperman Corner If Your New Business Fails, Can You Collect Money? BY ALAN A. SCHACHTER, CPA.ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF CITRIN COOPERMAN Between high unemployment rates and a dissatisfied workforce, there’s been a rash of new business start-ups over the last several years. Some will succeed. Others will fail. And like more established businesses, a portion of new businesses will inevitably wind up in court, suing for economic damages based on allegations of breach of contract, malpractice, intellectual property infringement or business interruption. Given the current economic environment, it is a critical time to look at the obstacles and opportunities facing business owners and investors who may consider a lawsuit if their start-ups go under. As with all businesses, lost profits for new enterprises must be proved. In the past, the “new business rule” restricted a start-up’s ability to sue for damages even if damages had occurred and there was no question that the business was entitled to a cash award. The courts ruled that lost profits could never be calculated with reasonable certainty without an established history of the business’ profits. The good news is that Connecticut, New York and a majority of other states have since rejected the new business rule. Nevertheless, it is still a challenge for new businesses to win a monetary award for damages because the courts often require a high threshold of evidence by the owner to support a lost profits claim. Connecticut and New York require that the enterprise firmly establish that it would have been able to generate future profits, which is a tougher standard than that which is applied to an established business. In addition, start-up businesses have limited options when it comes to ways to prove their case. Economic damages experts often use one

of three methods to estimate lost profits: (1) management’s projections, (2) the “before/after” method, or (3) the “yardstick” method. Since start-up companies usually do not have profitable before periods to assist in estimating future profits, and management’s projections are often over stated and unreliable, the yardstick method often becomes the only alternative. The yardstick method is used to predict a company’s profits by reference to the performance of comparable businesses. The challenge is finding reliable matches in terms of location, size, industry and competition. The courts also look to similar businesses operated by the owner, the extent of the involvement of the enterprise’s investors, and the general state of the economy, when making their decision. To prepare for these challenges, the business owner should work with an economic damages expert to compile as much company and industry data as possible, keeping in mind the high level of scrutiny that will be used to establish that the company would have earned profits. The next Citrin Cooperman Corner column will appear on this page, Monday, June 4th, 2012 dealing with executive compensation. About the Author: Alan A. Schachter, a partner in Citrin Cooperman’s Valuation and Forensic Services Group, is based in the Norwalk office. He is both a certified fraud examiner and a certified valuation analyst, and accredited as a business appraiser by the AICPA. Alan has presented and written extensively on many areas of forensic accounting, litigation support and business valuation, and served as a special consultant to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for enforcement matters. Alan can be reached by phone at (203) 254-3000 or at aschachter@ citrincooperman.com. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm.

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Building green — From page 1

Port Chester Shopping Center, anchored by Kohl’s Department Store; The Roosevelt, a Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New Orleans and the AVR hotel division’s flagship property, and The Waterfront at Fishkill, an ongoing mixed-use development on about 275 acres in Dutchess County that AVR acquired from a bank in the late ‘90s. It includes a retail shopping center, a former industrial park and a string of completed housing developments in West Fishkill. At Overlook Pointe, the company’s currently active, approximately $55-million project there, AVR plans to build 263 condominiums and townhouses on the site of a former brickyard that supplied Manhattan’s builders. “One of our strengths as a company is the ability to migrate across types of real estate,” said Eickelbeck. In the economic downturn, “multifamily has been fantastic, and a growing part of our business.” AVR owns about 6,000 apartments, including properties acquired in Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. “As the recession hit, we saw more of a demand for rentals,” he said. At Overlook Pointe, AVR started construction about 1 1/2 years ago – after adding less expensive condos and smallersized townhouses to its design plans – and completed its models in March. “We really feel that the market has bottomed,” said Eickelbeck. “We’re certainly close enough to call it a bottom.” In Southampton on Long Island, the Yonkers developer has been selling four to five custom-built homes a year on its 52-acre development site, Eickelbeck said. At Powell Cove Estates, a 202-condo development on the East River in Queens, AVR has sold about 40 units a year since starting construction in 2008. “There we reacted to the market and just dropped our prices – a $30,000 reduction across the board,” he said of the Queens proj-

ect. “We went from no sales to lots of sales.” At Overlook Pointe, one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos start at base prices that range from $280,000 to $350,000, and townhouses are priced at $376,000 to $421,000. Those prices have brought “a lot of traffic coming up here” from higher-priced Westchester County, he said. “You have kind of a broad buyer pool, but we’re actually seeing an older buyer who’s able to move today,’ said Eickelbeck. “A lot of people are looking at this as their last purchase.” Since last November and December, Overlook Pointe’s marketers have seen a change “in the quality and volume of traffic that’s coming out. We’re seeing serious buyers.” But first-time homebuyers have left the market since the federal tax credit program for purchases of first homes ended in 2010. “That’s one of the challenges we’re facing, is getting young people back into the market,” Eickelbeck said. Though mortgage interest rates remain low, obtaining credit is difficult. “The lending has become a real issue for first-time homebuyers,” he said. For developers, “Today the real key is to differentiate yourself” from the competition, said Eickelbeck. “The nice thing about the recession is that it got these wannabe builders out of the market…That really cleanses the field. We’ve only got the more stable, reputable builders that are out there.” But a company still must distinguish itself from the well-capitalized survivors that remain. Since 2006, AVR Homebuilders has done that by building its units to Energy Star standards. Seeing the growing attention to energy conservation and green buildings, “We made a decision we’d rather be at the forefront of it than playing catch-up,” Eickelbeck said. Though building to Energy Star program requirements is more costly, federal incentives subsidize one-third to one-half of

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filled by Union State.” While people are apt to claim a midlife crisis at the age of 40, Hudson Valley Holding Corp. enters May having recently reported strong first quarter earnings after a lackluster end to 2011. The bank’s profits for the quarter ended March 31 topped $18 million, compared to a net loss of $22.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and net income of $4.8 million during the first quarter of 2011. Profits from the first quarter of this year include $9.4 million in after-tax net income stemming from a previously announced sale of $474 million in loans.

Mark Eickelbeck in a model townhouse at Overlook Pointe.

those costs, he said. AVR Homebuilders does not add premiums to buyers’ prices for its Energy Star-rated homes. “The return of it to me is really differentiation and a better product. I’m providing more value. I want to put something in that homeowners can’t do themselves.” Federal EPA officials have calculated that owners of Energy Star homes can expect to save $200 to $400 annually on their utility bills. At AVR’s Powell Cove Estates in Queens, condo owners see a 50 percent energy savings, Eickelbeck said. “One of the challenges of the program is people believing it,” he said. Eickelbeck said he has tried to work with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which administers the Energy Star program in the state, to develop a program that compares energy usage in homes of like size and design that meet standard building code requirements with those built to Energy Star standards. The effort

The bank’s total deposits as of March 31 stood at $2.4 billion. Hudson Valley Bank’s success is built on a commitment to community business banking, said John B. Bartolotta, senior vice president in charge of the bank’s Rockland operations. “We give clients the ability to dial a phone number and get in touch with your relationship manager at all times. That approach has resulted in a mutually beneficial relationship between ourselves and our clients,” Bartolotta said. “I think a lot of that proof is clearly evidenced in our performance.” Bartolotta said the bank’s New City branch achieved deposit growth in its first three years that was expected to take five. “It is highly indicative of how the market

has not been successful. “People are somewhat skeptical, but I think that has diminished. I found the buyers that are coming in are more educated about it. They’re more savvy about what the benefits are,” said Eickelbeck. But the Energy Star program has become more costly for builders. As municipal building codes become more stringent and incorporate Energy Star standards, federal officials have raised program requirements, while at the same time gradually phasing out some financial incentives for companies, he said. “It’s actually become much more difficult to achieve an Energy Star rating today than it was five years ago,” said Eickelbeck. “What was Energy Star five years ago is now standard.” That crystal award is increasingly weighted with costs for federal partners like AVR Homebuilders. “Frankly, it’s really at a point where it’s becoming difficult to do this,” he said.

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“The industry is growing, it’s adding jobs, and this is a great way to stop that from continuing,” Vaccaro said. If Captain Lawrence hits its projections for the year, the additional tax will cost the brewery $87,000, not counting New York City taxes, Vaccaro said. “It’s going to cost us a decent amount of money,” he said. “Hopefully the state will come up with a solution.” Scott Vaccaro Vaccaro suggested legislation that would give craft brewers tax credits or other incentives for capital investments and expansions. Captain Lawrence recently moved from its original Pleasantville location to a larger facility in Elmsford, opening in February after investing $1.5 million in the new premises. – Patrick Gallagher

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Back in black Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., based in Tarrytown, reported a profit of $12 million, or 12 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $43 million, or 49 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2011. The company said this was the first full quarter of sales of Eylea, a drug injected into the eye to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Sales were $124 million, which Regeneron said helped it get back in the black. It doubled its U.S. sales forecast

for the drug for 2012 to $500 million to $550 million from $250 million to $300 million. Universal American, a health insurance company headquartered in Rye Brook that provides benefits to people covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid, returned to profitability in the first quarter. It reported a profit of $21 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with a loss of $32 million, or 40 cents a share, a year ago. The company said the increase in earnings was due to cost cutting and a lower medical benefit ratio, an indicator that care is being provided at a lower cost. The company raised its per share earnings estimate for the year to 64 cents to 68 cents. It completed the acquisition of APS Healthcare, which works with Medicaid agencies, on March 2. Universal’s subsidiary, Collaborative Health Systems, partnered with physician groups to form nine Accountable Care Organizations that were approved for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program beginning April 1.

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hile Armonk business owners continue to protest a planned CVS retail store and pharmacy at the site long occupied by an A&P grocery store, developers push on despite delays. A year ago, Werber Management Inc. announced it had reached a long-term lease agreement with CVS Caremark Corp. of Woonsocket, R.I., for the 20,000-squarefoot property at 450 Main St., where Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. of Montvale, N.J., had been a tenant for more than 40 years. At the time, CVS representatives told the Business Journal they expected to open in the first quarter of 2012, but delays and site plan revisions have pushed back the expected opening date. A large contingent of North Castle residents, led by the group Concerned Citizens of Armonk, has fought CVS as it seeks to secure final permits from the town and has pledged to boycott the store when it opens. “I am 100 percent against CVS. Their whole evil empire business plan makes me sick,” said Judy Gilmartin-Willsey, who owns a boutique frame shop just around the corner from the planned CVS. Gilmartin-Willsey said it’s hard to tell whether the absence of a tenant at the former A&P site has directly affected Armonk businesses, but acknowledged that sales have slowed. “Business is way down and I think the other stores are feeling that as well,” she said. “There’s more parking on the street, which is never a good sign.” Having initially

received a building permit from the town of North Castle, CVS and property owner Eden Enterprises L.L.C. have since had to reapply for the necessary permits after plans were amended in February to allow for the property to be divided into two subsections. CVS and Eden Enterprises presented the changes to the town Planning Board in April, and are now in the process of reviewing the board’s recommendations, said attorney Alfred B. DelBello, who represents CVS, Eden Enterprises and property manager Werber Management. “Right now, the attitude of both the owner and CVS is to try to do what the town wants done with that site,” said DelBello, partner at the White Plains law firm of DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise and Wiederkehr L.L.P. Renovations and other preparations for occupancy will take five months from the time CVS receives final approval from the town to commence construction, DelBello said. DelBello would not say when he expected CVS to receive final site plan approval from the town. The updated plans call for dividing the property into two sections, one being 17,389 square feet and the other a 2,497-square-foot space that would be sub-leased by CVS to another business that has yet to be determined. CVS also hopes to create a drivethrough window as part of the pharmacy, install a new façade on the building, repave the parking lot and improve the sidewalks leading from Main Street to the store’s entrance.

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tate officials will be forced to look elsewhere as they seek to finance the new, $5.2 billion Tappan Zee Bridge after the U.S. Department of Transportation turned down the state’s letter of intent to apply for a federal TIFIA loan. The U.S. DOT received 26 letters of interest seeking more than $13 billion in credit assistance for the current round of financing under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, or TIFIA, program. Of those, five applicants requesting a total of $1.625 billion in direct loans were told last month that their respective projects had been selected as finalists for TIFIA assistance. The New York State Thruway Authority in December submitted its official request to apply for $2 billion in TIFIA financing to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The state initially estimated the cost of construction at $5.2 billion, but officials have said since that the cost could range from less than $5 billion to more than $6 billion. The competition for TIFIA assistance is fierce since it generally comes in the form of low-interest, long-term loans payable over up to 35 years. Among the 26 letters of interest, the Thruway Authority’s loan request was the second largest and the bridge’s estimated total cost topped the list of transportation infrastructure projects applying for TIFIA loans. The U.S. DOT emphasized that the Thruway Authority’s loan request was not rejected; rather, limited funding for the TIFIA program meant financial assistance for the fiscal year 2012 round of funding was limited to smaller projects. “We are currently compiling a reserve list of projects, including the Tappan Zee Bridge, that will be expedited if TIFIA receives more funding, but this depends on Congress providing the money,” said U.S. DOT spokesman Bill Adams. “We are hopeful that Congress will provide additional funding.” He added that applicants who were not selected as finalists for the current round of financing could reapply in the fall. Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison remained confident that the state would be able to secure federal financing for the bridge in the future. “We are very pleased that the Tappan Zee has been placed on a short list of six projects that will undergo an expedited review process for funds immediately after federal transportation reauthorization,” Madison said in a statement. “We understand that in light of current financing constraints, the U.S. DOT has prioritized smaller projects that are further along in development and

required immediate financing in this first round.” State transportation officials have yet to disclose any other plans for financing the bridge. The lack of definitive financing plans, coupled with the most recent failure to secure

TIFIA assistance, is not cause for concern at this point in time, said Ross J. Pepe, president of the Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley Inc. “I don’t believe it is a serious blow to the bridge’s prospects of going forward,” he said. “We believe the money is there for the job.”

The Thruway Authority maintained that this setback would not affect the project’s timeline. The five projects selected as finalists for TIFIA assistance include bridge replacement and highway-related projects in California, Colorado, Texas and Virginia.

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new nine-bed wing at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center will relieve some pressure on the overoccupied hospital and allow it to care for an additional 450 to 500 children each year, according to hospital staff. The 8-year-old hospital in Valhalla recently unveiled its Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation Athletics Neighborhood, a sports-themed ward where more seriously ill and injured children will receive advanced care and more intensive monitoring before and after operations. The $6.5 million project transformed space formerly occupied by the Ronald McDonald House for patients’ families and a pediatric residency program office. The hospital has added 14 to 15 employees to help staff the unit. Opening in 2004 with 104 beds, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital twice has expanded and now has 127 beds for inpatients. “Since 2005, it has continuously been overoccupied,” said Michael Gewitz, physician-in-chief of the children’s hospital. “It’s been over 100 percent. This will help.” Gewitz said Maria Fareri annually discharges 5,000 to 6,000 patients, whose average hospital stay is four to five days. In addition to Westchester residents, children come from Fairfield County, Conn., northern New Jersey, “all over the Hudson Valley and other parts of the world,” he said. Gewitz said health planners underestimated the need for pediatric hospital

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beds when the children’s hospital was first proposed. “We can’t handle all the children in the Hudson Valley who need hospitalization,” he said. Maria Fareri staff provides support to community hospitals in the area to meet children’s care needs locally. The hospital’s long-term planning calls for an additional 10 to 20 beds. Given space constraints, “That’s going to be a challenge,” Gewitz said. The new unit has single-patient rooms with private bathrooms and sleeping accommodations for parents.

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DEALS AND DEEDS Biotech firm plans Westchester move The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency has agreed to back a small Connecticut biotechnology company in the planned move of its headquarters from Stamford to Elmsford in early June. Affina Biotechnologies Inc., a 2-year-old company that specializes in fee-for-service measurements of biological reagents for pharmaceutical and biotech clients, expects to lease 2,200 square feet of flex space at 5 Westchester Plaza, a 20,000-square-foot building in MackCali Realty Corp.’s Cross Westchester Executive Park. Currently with three employees, the company projects it will grow to 10 employees within five years. Alexander Vinitsky, founding president of Affina, said the move to Westchester will position the company within New York’s biotech industry cluster in the lower Hudson Valley. “Basically, BioHud Valley is a new and growing hub. We want to be part of that,” he said. “I think this New York area is going to grow.” The IDA board recently agreed to negotiate a lease arrangement that would exempt Affina from an estimated $16,500 in sales taxes on purchases of furniture, fixtures and special equipment, estimated at $265,000, for the Elmsford office.

Abry, senior director of leasing. Also in Cross Westchester Executive Park, tenant ADT Security Services, a global electronic security company, signed an 18,000-squarefoot lease renewal at 125 Clearbrook Road. The 33,000-square-foot office/flex property is fully leased. Paul Jacobs of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant in the deal, and Abry represented Mack-Cali. Another Elmsford tenant, Vie de France Yamazaki Inc., a national food service bakery and bakery and café operator, signed a

Mack-Cali tenants renew Mack-Cali Realty Corp. closed four lease renewals at its Westchester office properties in the first quarter of this year. The New Jersey-based company leased 227,003 square feet of office and office-flex space in the quarter in Westchester and Rockland counties and Fairfield County, Conn. In Hawthorne, BTX Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of video, audio, and data systems integration products, signed a 23,060-square-foot lease renewal at 5 Skyline Drive. The 124,022-square-foot office/ flex building in Mack-Cali’s Mid-Westchester Executive Park is 96 percent leased. Al Gutierrez and Ian Ceppos, of CB Richard Ellis, represented the tenant in the transaction. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Ivan

Arc renews in Peekskill Arc of Westchester, the nonprofit agency serving developmentally disabled children and adults, signed a lease renewal for 3,313 square feet of space at 2 John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill. Carl Silbergleit, executive director of the NAI Friedland Realty Inc. office division, represented both the tenant and the landlord, Singer Properties, in the transaction. — John Golden

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f walls could talk, the ones inside the former William Fuller estate would no doubt speak of the high times of the Roaring ’20s to the lows of a blaze that nearly destroyed it to an amazing 40-year run as a well-regarded French restaurant. The 400-acre spread on Studio Hill Road in the town of Ossining was built in 1904 to serve as the country estate of Fuller, a wealthy financier, philanthropist and the president of American Tobacco. Legend has it that when “Gone With the Wind” was being filmed in the late 1930s, the building was used for exterior shots of Tara, the fictional plantation on which the character Scarlett O’Hara lived. Concrete evidence supporting the story remains elusive and so the legend remains a legend. Truer to history, after Fuller’s death in 1941, the mansion was home to thoroughbred horses and elephants. The resident pachyderms are easy to explain as the owner of the house at the time, Bernard Van Leer, was a Dutch businessman who fancied himself an “amateur circus master” who, for a short time, had shows in New York City and the on East Coast. After he moved on, the mansion served as a riding academy in the 1950s. It wasn’t until 1960 that it became the long-running restaurant Maison Lafitte. After it closed in 2000, the mansion became home to a pair of short-lived and less than memorable eateries. Today, David Breschel is looking to return the mansion to its former glory with Haymount House and Hudson, which he bills as a farm-to-table restaurant. Breschel, a lawyer from Chappaqua, heard the mansion was available four years

ago. So, with three partners, he formed North River Hospitality Group Inc. and has leased the site for 20 years from owner Sayed Nayeem of Chappaqua. Renovations began a year ago and on March 28 the restaurant opened. Haymount House will serve as a space for weddings and corporate events. The first wedding reception was held April 14. Breschel’s ties to Haymount House are intertwined with his time as a student at Fordham University and Fordham Law School. “I was first here in the late ’70s, when one of my professors at Fordham, Father Robert Gleason, a Jesuit priest, said he would take me to his favorite French restaurant. I remember I saw a society woman leaving, thought she was the coat check person, and handed her my coat,” he recalled, laughing. One of Breschel’s partners is Joseph LaRosa, with whom he went to law school 30 years ago. The other partners are David Darmanovic, a restaurateur from Pleasantville who owns Pizza Station in Chappaqua and Katonah, and William Gray, a landscaper from Staten Island who is married to LaRosa’s sister. Breschel met Darmanovic at Pizza Station. “That was my family’s Friday night out.” The two decided to go into business together and brought in the other two partners. One of Breschel’s goals for the new restaurant is to bring back the French countryside feel of Maison Lafitte as well as locally grown food. “We have a garden in the back and what we don’t get from there we get from local farms or if it has to be brought in from somewhere else, it’s organic, high quality.” The menu, as it stands now, which

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Breschel said is about half the size of what it will eventually be, features appetizers such as spring risotto, farm house egg and pancetta; and foie gras terrine, dried apricot mustard terrine and red wine syrup. Entrees include ravioli using ricotta from Sprout Creek Farm in Dutchess County, chanterelles, ramp butter and tomato, and Long Island striped bass with garden peas, horseradish and vanilla. For dessert, there is dark chocolate pot de crème, morello cherry and almond biscotti and a warm apple tart, with walnut and smoked vanilla ice cream. The creator of these goodies is executive chef Scott Riesenberger, who has worked with David Bouley, Rocco Dispirito, Alain Ducasse and Marc Veyrat. “My goal is to be something like Blue Hill at Stone Farm,” said Breschel, “but more economical.” He said a recent lunch there was $275 a person, and he is aiming for $60 a person at Hudson. “And even though this is beautiful, I want it to be a little more casual. We’re going to have a bar menu, with things like burgers

Celebrating 75 years of going the extra mile.

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Giving site to kids

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e’re running 45 minutes late,” says Dr. Gerald Zaidman, emerging from his director’s office and a desk piled high with case folders into the busy waiting room in the ophthalmology department at Westchester Medical Center. He has grabbed a late lunch before seeing his next patient, a girl on the cusp of her teenage years who waits with her father. She is there for a corneal scraping, an outpatient procedure done in the ophthalmology office. Down the hall, an inmate in a green jumpsuit from a state prison shuffles in chains under guard to his eye appointment. The surgeon leads us back into an office crammed with bound medical volumes, paperwork and mementos. “Your eyes are two different colors,” he tells one of his visitors, leaning on his elbows across the desk to study her irises. “That’s not uncommon.” “I’m awfully busy,” says Zaidman, whose surgical skills and pediatric specialty are in demand internationally. “As my patients say, I must know what I’m doing. I guess so.” Indeed, one would guess so. In December, the 61-year-old surgeon completed his 3,000th corneal transplant at the medical center in Valhalla. The complex microscopic procedure was performed on a 3-year-old girl from Bayside, Queens, who was born with a dermoid cyst on her cornea. The deformed tissue was removed and a donor’s cornea, supplied by the New York Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, was sewn into place. Having reached that medical milestone, which briefly cast Zaidman into the public eye in Westchester, the surgeon did not look back. “I’ve probably done another 30 transplants” since then, he says. “I do roughly 10 a month, about 1,200 a year.” But Zaidman in his practice goes where most transplant surgeons do not go – into the eyes of children. Children account for only .03 percent of all corneal transplants, he says. There are about 600 such pediatric transplants in the U.S. each year, and Zaidman says he does about 30 of those. Westchester Medical Center officials put the national contribution of Zaidman and his surgical team slightly higher, at 6 percent to 7 percent of all pediatric corneal transplants. The surgeon is in rare company. Among thousands of corneal specialists nationwide, “only a few hundred of us” routinely work

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with children, he says. “For the average corneal surgeon, he would do 99 percent of his cases on adults and 1 percent on kids.” While adults make up 85 percent of Zaidman’s total patient caseload, four out of five of the transplants he performs are on children. “The kids are like my passion and my niche,” he says. “It’s all microsurgery, but children’s eyes are like two-thirds the size of an adult.” It is more delicate and more time-consuming work. Zaidman has performed surgery on infants as young as 3 months old. “It just is a tremendous undertaking,” he says. “But if you work at it, you can do it. It made me a better surgeon.” Raised in the boroughs of New York City, Zaidman in his youth aspired to more publicly glorious pursuits. “I never thought I was going to be a doctor. Growing up in the days of the astronauts, I wanted to be an astronaut,” he says. But outer space seemed out of reach when Zaidman failed the vision test for his driver’s license. Without 20-20 vision, “I somehow convinced myself that I couldn’t be an astronaut.” In high school and at Queens College, Zaidman excelled at science, “but I found it so hard and cold.” A careers guidance counselor told him he showed an aptitude for computers and medicine. “I probably should have picked computer,” he says, smiling. But Zaidman “liked to talk to people,” which physicians tend to do along with the science. He was admitted to Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “I just fell in love with medicine from the beginning,” he says. “I love working with kids.” He expected to be a pediatrician. But an elective course in ophthalmology and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital in the early 1980s brought him to a medical frontier. His mentor in Pittsburgh, Dr. Stuart Brown, decided to do corneal transplants on children. “There was nobody in the U.S. and North America who was interested in doing transplants on kids,” Zaidman recalls. Others had tried and failed. But his eccentric mentor “felt he could do it – and he did.” As word spread of the work being done in Pittsburgh, “We had a kid who came all the way from Turkey,” says Zaidman, “and he was the first child that I did.” Many more have followed in the last 30 years, as Zaidman continued his rare practice in Virginia before returning to metropolitan New York. Parents and physicians hear of him by word of mouth and find him through Internet searches, some of which lead to the website of the Pediatric Keratoplasty

Association, which Zaidman founded and heads in Valhalla. “I’ve done transplants on kids from South Korea, Japan, Israel, Canada, France, South America, the Caribbean, Jordan and all over the United States,” he says. “Right now I’m taking care of a kid from Hong Kong. I had a kid from Paris” recently. Another child seeking clear vision will come from Israel this month. The Israeli had met another child from Israel who had made the medical journey to Valhalla. Zaidman hustles down the hall to a treatment room. He readies instruments and gauze bandages for the corneal scraping, talking fast to his visitors all the while. He is hoarse-voiced, suppresses a cough. “I have a four and-a-half-year-old,” says the master of corneal transplants. The cold symptoms are a father’s lot.

“I just fell in love with medicine from the beginning. I love working with kids.” Dr. Gerald Zaidman,

John Ashton Golden

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Dr. Gerald Zaidman

social media trends

by bruce newman

Facebook and enhanced visual opportunity

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imeline is the dynamic new way Facebook allows users to present both themselves and their brands on their fan pages. Replacing often dull and static Facebook pages, these easily manipulated pages focus primarily on user engagement. In large part, this is accomplished through Timeline’s strong emphasis on images and videos. According to independent studies by Recommend.ly and Wildfire, the switch to Timeline produced the following results:

• A significant increase in positive fan engagement. • New posting functionalities resulting in increased user interactions. • A 59.9 percent increase in traffic to photos and video tabs. • Improved “Comment” and “Like” engagement. • But, fan growth was unaffected. Numerous strategies are still required to acquire fans. In summary, user interaction and fan engagement for numerous brands have notably increased because of extensive Timeline utilization. However, this utilization overall had little effect on the number of new friends or fans across the many Facebook accounts that were studied. Whether these improvements in engagement will continue over a longer time period remains to be seen since users adjust very quickly to new online technologies, and these studies – though extensive - focused primarily on companies with sufficient budgets and staff who were able to fully utilize this new technology. What is noteworthy, however, is the enormous potential for new tools and apps (third party applications for Facebook) that can enhance fan page appeal, brand recognition, interactivity or fan growth. Already,

the amount of traffic through Facebook apps has shown significant increases.

The Landing Page Brand management – especially when augmented with Timeline – further emphasizes the importance of the landing page, which is simply a page which people are directed to. For example, if I encourage someone to sign up for one of my webinars, I will send them to a landing page with a signup form (and some additional information). Pictures and videos are particularly effective on Facebook and Timeline allows a viewer to easily identify a key product or service that a company offers. The image of the excellent Dunkin’ Donuts fan page, for example, showcases Dunkin’s offerings while even highlighting one of its many fans. Dunkin’s profile picture is also in the lower left hand corner. In general, the more visual the landing page, the more likely you will increase fans or conversions. When developing your landing page – whether it is for Facebook or elsewhere – the key element to keep in mind is its purpose: to get your target to take action. Whether it is to like a page, fill in some form or even to respond by clicking on some link, if your users don’t take any action, your page failed.

Visual Facebook Research has shown that including visual images with a message results in significantly more comments and likes than just posting a message. This is why many brands (such as Coca-Cola) include images with almost every post. It helps keep their audience engaged and responsive. In fact, posts with photos receive almost 50 percent more likes than posts without photos. At present, Timeline appears to have greatly augmented two of Facebook’s greatest strengths: its wide audience appeal and ability to provide a platform that greatly enhances brand recognition. Given Facebook’s drive towards increased revenue and profitability (it reported a $1.5 billion profit on revenue of $3.8 billion for 2011),

Carmel. He is also a social media strategist and the designer of a new service, wwWebevents.com. Follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the Productivity Institute blog. He can be reached at bnewman@prodinst.com.

the results reported by these early studies provide evidence that Timeline is a major and successful component of its overall strategy. Bruce Newman is the vice president at The Productivity Institute L.L.C. in

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AND THE WINNERS ARE ‌ The Business Council of Westchester presented the 11th annual Westchester County Business Hall of Fame Awards at a dinner April 19 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Awards were given for corporate citizenship and entrepreneurship, as well as to a small business, a business led by a woman, and a family business. (All identifications are from left unless otherwise noted.)

Thomas Lalla of Pernod Ricard receives the 2012 Hall of Fame Award for Corporate Citizenship.

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Tim Rooney Jr. of of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway accepts the 2012 Hall of Fame Award for Family Business Success.

Lenore Minerva of Empress Emergency Medical Services receives the 2012 Hall of Fame Award for Women in Business Success.

Robert F. Weinberg of Robert Martin and Company receives the 2012 Hall of Fame Award for Entrepreneurial Success.

A flat quarter for PepsiCo BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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epsiCo Inc. reported first-quarter earnings that were flat by some measures and lower by others as it tries to bring its namesake soft drinks and snack foods back to life. Operating profit was flat at $1.7 billion and core operating profit fell to almost $1.7 billion from $1.8 billion. Core results exclude the rise in market value of commodity contracts that PepsiCo buys to hedge against increases in the cost of energy and raw materials. They also exclude restructuring charges and merger and integration costs associated with the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, Russia’s leading food and beverage company. Earnings per share of 71 cents were even with last year’s quarter, and core earnings per share were down 7 percent from last year, at 69 cents. Revenue was up 4 percent, led by double-digit growth in

“They’ve been neglecting their biggest brand, though. From an altruistic standpoint it’s great, but a lot of people drink soda, so if you’re PepsiCo, it may as well be yours, not Coke. They’ve lost a lot of ground.” — Caroline Levy, Calyon Securities

Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as growth in PepsiCo Americas Foods. Revenue was down at Quaker Foods. PepsiCo reiterated that it expects a 5 percent decline in earnings per share this year from the $4.40 the company earned in 2011. It did increase media spending in the U.S. by 25 percent in the first quarter, which analyst Caroline Levy of Calyon Securities said is critical to turning PepsiCo around. “They’ve been off their game for several years,” she said. “They finally got investor expectations to where they needed to be, so this wasn’t a big surprise overall, it was expected, but things are difficult. Commodity costs were a huge headwind, up $300 million in the quarter. And they’ve been losing market share in carbonated soft drinks; there’s been a lack of investment in those brands.” She pointed to the fact that PepsiCo, under CEO Indra Nooyi, had been try-

ing to shift its portfolio to healthier food and drink. “They’ve been neglecting their biggest brand, though. From an altruistic standpoint it’s great, but a lot of people drink soda, so if you’re PepsiCo, it may as well be yours not Coke. They’ve lost a lot of ground.” Levy also said Tropicana has been a trouble spot for the company. “Orange juice prices went up dramatically and the consumer walked away from the pure juice category. We’re really in year three of problems with Tropicana, but now it’s external factors, commodity costs. They really got hit. And they lost a lot of market share to Minute Maid and the Simply brand, that’s Coke.” She noted that Tropicana first ran into problems years ago when its packaging was changed. “They have to do a lot of soul-searching, go back to their roots,” she said. “Nurture their big brands like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Tropicana, Gatorade, a lot of their snack brands.” Levy said that since PepsiCo was losing a lot of money in China, it decided to franchise the business to Tingyi, China’s largest beverage manufacturer. That deal was completed March 31. “This means Pepsi has capitulated by saying ‘We can’t do this alone, we’re giving the country to a franchisee,’” she said. Levy also said the jury is still out on Pepsi Next, which has less sugar and calories than regular Pepsi. “New products take a year or two to see if they’re for real, but people I talk to in the industry are extremely skeptical,” she said. Ali Dibadj, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein, said competition is another concern for PepsiCo. “There are a bunch of other players on snack side,” he said, “everything from other salty snacks to a bag of carrots. So far it seems like everyone is behaving and not undercutting on price. But it’s up to Pepsi to make the best of that environment with more marketing.” Damian Witkowski of Gabelli & Co. in Rye found encouragement in what is called the immediate consumption channel – where people run into a convenience store and buy a 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi for $1.50. “You’re paying much more per ounce and sales in that channel had an increase in the high single digits. That’s a very profitable channel for them. The guy at the gas station keeps some of that profit but it’s still more profitable for the company.” The question is, he said, will it last? “For a beverage company, summer is the important months,” he said. “If gas prices keep going up and people cut back that could be a risk, but even with gas being high now it’s not affecting demand.” WCBJ • May 7, 2012

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FACES& PLACES To your health Panelists at an April 26 roundtable hosted by the Business Journal addressed the myriad issues today facing hospitals and health groups. On the panel were: Dr. John Murphy, CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network; Dr. John Crowe, president of Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists P.C. in Greenwich; Jon Schandler, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital; Dr. Simeon Schwartz, CEO of WestMed Medical Group in Purchase and Mike Weber, president and CEO of Health Quest in LaGrangeville.

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Those attending the roundtable included: 1. Jane Barrat and Sally Frank. 2. Sally Herlihy and Andrea Rinn. 3. Kathryn DeSilva and Taryn Branca. 4. Jackie Ruby, Gary Meglino and Sandee Bennett. 5. Jennifer, Lindsey and Sheila Wilner. 6. Una Hopkins and Cindy Ganung. 7. Frank Rao, Michael Rao and Ken Festa. 8. Chris Yandow, Jill Schantz and Rita Verri. 9. Potoula Gjidija and Jennifer Gelick. 10. Daniel Morris and Ethan Sullivan. 11. Amy Allen and Marissa Brett.

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THELIST: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES Ranked by 2011 revenue.

Westchester County

Largest Public Companies

westchester county Next list: May 14 SBA Lenders

Rank

Ranked by 2011 revenue.

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Name, address, phone number Area code: 914 (unless otherwise noted) Web site

Verizon Communications (Headquartered in New York City) 500 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla 10595 741-8700 • (800) VERIZON (837-4966) • verizon.com

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International Business Machines Corp.

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PepsiCo Inc.

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Morgan Stanley & Co.

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1 New Orchard Road, Armonk 10504 499-1900 • ibm.com 700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 10577 253-2000 • pepsico.com (Headquartered in New York City) 2000 Westchester Ave., Purchase 10577 225-5510 • morganstanley.com Consolidated Edison Inc. (Headquartered in New York City) 511 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye 10580 (800) 752-6633 • coned.com

Avon Products Inc.

(Headquartered in New York City) 601 Midland Ave., Rye 10580 935-2000 • avon.com

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MasterCard Worldwide

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Jarden Corp.

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Universal American Corp.

2000 Purchase St., Purchase 10577 249-2000 • mastercard.com 555 Theodore Fremd Ave., Suite B-302, Rye 10580 967-9400 • jarden.com 6 International Drive, Rye Brook 10573 934-5200 • universalamerican.com

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ITT Corp.

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Bioscrip Inc.

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MBIA Inc.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

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1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains 10604 641-2000 • itt.com 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 10523 460-1600 • bioscrip.com 113 King St., Armonk 10504 273-4545 • mbia.com 2000 Westchester Ave., Purchase 10577 701-8000 • atlasair.com

Reckson (A division of S.L. Green Realty Corp., headquartered in New York City) 360 Hamilton Ave., White Plains 10601 750-7200 • slgreen.com

Mack-Cali Realty Corp (Headquartered in Edison, NJ) 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 10523 592-4800 • mack-cali.com

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Drew Industries Inc.

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Handy & Harman Ltd.

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TAL International Group

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GAMCO Investors Inc.

200 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10601 428-9098 • drewindustries.com 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N222, White Plains 10604 461-1300 • handyharman.com 100 Manhattanville Road, Purchase 10577 251-9000 • talinternational.com 1 Corporate Center, Rye 10580 921-5100 • gabelli.com

Chief executive officer(s) Year company established

2011 revenue ($ millions)

2010 revenue ($ millions)

2009 revenue ($ millions)

Lowell McAdam 1983

110,875.0

106,565.0

107,808.0

Global communications, information and entertainment company

Virginia Rometty 1914

106,916.0

99,871.0

95,759.0

Develops, manufactures, sells and services advanced informationprocessing products, including hardware and software

Indra K. Nooyi 1965

66,504.0

57,838.0

43,232.0

Makes, packages and distributes bottled soft drinks, water, tea and other beverages, as well as snacks

James P. Gorman 1935

32,403.0

31,387.0

23,280.0

Provides various products and financial services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals

12,938.0

13,325.0

13,032.0

Provides a range of products and services, including electric and natural gas energy and fiber optic telecommunications

Sherilyn McCoy 1886

11,291.6

10,862.8

10,205.2

Manufactures and markets beauty, fashion and home-decor products

Ajay Banga 1966

6,714.0

5,539.0

5,099.0

Global payments company

James E. Lillie 1991

6,679.9

6,022.7

5,152.6

Manufactures home-use food-packing systems, injection-molded and industrial plastics and zinc strips

Richard A. Barasch 1981

2,282.7

3,501.7

4,963.5

Markets life insurance, fixed-benefit accident and sickness policies and annuities in the United States and Canada, which target seniors

Denise L. Ramos 1920

2,119.0

1,908.0

1,770.0

Manufactures and services devices for fluid technology, defense electronics, motion and flow control and industry

Richard M. Smith 1995

1,818.0

1,638.6

1,329.5

Supervises pharmacy management for managed-care organizations and other health providers

Jay Brown 1996

1,557.0

894.0

2,954.0

Leading provider of insurance for municipal bonds and stable corporate bonds

William J. Flynn 1992

1,398.2

1,337.8

1,061.5

Provides outsourced aircraft operations and related services

Marc Holliday 1997

1,263.4

1,084.4

978.4

Owns and manages office space in the tri-state area

Mitchell E. Hersh 1994

724.3

787.5

758.9

Owns, leases and manages office space in various locations throughout the northeastern United States

Frederic M. Zinn 1962

681.2

572.8

397.8

Manufactures aluminum and vinyl windows, doors and related products for pre-fabricated homes and recreational vehicles

Glen M. Kassan 1852

664.0

568.2

474.1

Engages in precious metal, tubing and engineered materials operations worldwide

Brian Sondey 1963

516.7

366.8

352.5

Acquires, leases and sells intermodal equipment and chassis

Mario J. Gabelli 1976

312.1

280.4

218.1

Provider of investment advisory services

Kevin Burke 1936 (Predecessor company date back to 1823)

Type of business

Questions or comments, call (914) 694-3600, ext. 3005. Source: Information from Yahoo Finance, company websites, annual reports and financial statements.

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PRESENTED TO THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY AND SPONSORED BY ENTERGY & HOSPITALITY RESOURCE GROUP, INC.

PRESENTS

PLANNING

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Advocacy Dinner 8 Benefi ting: The Westchester Children’s Association

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

Don’t miss the opportunity to support the efforts of the Westchester Children’s Association on behalf of children. There will be delectable dining, tempting silent auction items and a presentation of the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service. HONORING: Peter Herrero, president of the NY Hospitality Group and owner of Sam’s of Gedney Way, will receive the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service Honorary dinner chairperson: Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Ph.D. TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $175 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Call 946-7676, ext. 300, or visit www.wca4kids.com

“Together we’ve journeyed so far – now we must go one step further.” Help us to raise funds to build the exhibition experiences of the children’s museum that will serve generations for years to come. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a treasure-filled silent auction and fun, fun, fun! HONORING: Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore TIME: 7 p.m. LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains TICKET PRICE: $200 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Call 421-5050 or visit www.discoverwcm.org

MAY

Overcoming The Odds Student Advocacy Dinner 8 Benefi ting: Student Advocacy

5K Spring Sprint Walk/Run 12 Benefi ting: St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester

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Student Advocacy will host its 17th annual OTO Awards Dinner recognizing four students in the community who have overcome the odds to achieve school success and celebrate 30 years of service to families and young people. HONORING: Sarita Colquitt, Mount Vernon High School; Daniel Licht, New Rochelle High School; Jacqueline Gaviria, Mahopac High School; and Na-Keem Marks, Port Chester High School TIME: 6:30 to 10 p.m. LOCATION: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $175 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Martha Jordan at mjordan@studentadvocacy.net or 347-7039, ext 119, or visit www.studentadvocacy.net

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Spring Benefit Gala 8 Benefi ting: Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester & Putnam (VNSWP)

VNSWP welcomes you, your family, friends and business associates to share a festive spring evening. Cocktails on the terrace with sweeping garden and river views, gala reception with sumptuous tasting menu and delectable buffet and silent auction throughout the evening. HONORING: Lynn Bagliebter, senior vice president, Hudson Valley Bank and VNSWP Board Member; Margaret Leonard, senior vice president for Clinical Services, Hudson Health Plan; Marjorie Kraus; and Joan DiPalma EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Karen Herrero and Anne Sweazey TIME: 5 to 8 p.m. LOCATION: Tarrytown House Estate, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $250 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Joyce Infante at 682-1480 or visit www.vns.org

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Oasis of Hope 10 Benefi ting: Grace Church Community Center (GCCC)

Westchester Children’s Museum

Annual Benefit 11 Benefi ting: Westchester Children’s Museum

Annual event to support GCCC’s eight programs that assist Westchester County’s neediest residents. Cocktails, food stations, silent auction and dancing; emcee Elise Finch, meteorologist, WCBS-TV. HONORING: Allene and Ken Berman; Ken Jenkins, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the City of White Plains Police Department/Department of Public Safety EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Linda Gallo and Carolyn Johnson TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Ritz Carlton Westchester, White Plains TICKET PRICE: $150 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Chris Schwartz at 949-3098, ext. 9737, or visit www.gracecommunitycenter.org

5K Spring Sprint starting and finishing at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Proceeds will support the auxiliary of St. Vincent Hospital’s 2012 funding program for crisis mental health and addiction recovery serving children, adolescents, families and adults. Free T-shirt and gift bag for all race participants. EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Dianna Barber, Katy Pagnani, Rose O’Sullivan TIME: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start time LOCATION: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Harrison TICKET PRICE: $20 per person; sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Meg Sutton at 925-5411 or visit www.stvincentswestchester.org

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Night of the Rising Dragon 12 Benefi ting: The Katonah Museum of Art

Celebrating 2012, the Year of the Dragon, the museum’s annual benefit will be an evening of delicacies, dancing and surprises – all under the enchanting glow of Chinese lanterns. HONORING: The Katonah Museum of Art Board of Overseers EVENT CO-CHAIRPERSONS: Janet Benton and Alexia Jurschak TIME: 6:30 p.m LOCATION: The Katonah Museum of Art, Jay Street, Katonah TICKET PRICE: $350 per person CONTACT: Call 232-9555, ext. 2968, or visit www.katonahmuseum.org

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17th Annual Spring in the Park Gala 16 Benefi ting: Foundation for Educating Children with Autism (FECA)

Nothing beats springtime in the Park. Dinner by the bite, open bar and silent auction with all proceeds to benefit children with autism. HONORING: Deutsche Bank Securities EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Rob Clarfeld and Phil Orlando SILENT AUCTION CHAIRPERSONS: Gina DeCaprio and Elise Orlando TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Bryant Park Grill, New York City TICKET PRICE: $250 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 761-7111 or visit www.fecainc.org

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester (BGCNW), established in 1939, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in Mount Kisco, the Club serves 2,000 youths, boys and girls ages 6 months to 18 years, from more than 60 northern Westchester communities. Ranked among the outstanding clubs in the national network of Boys & Girls Club of America, BGCNW incorporates a proven youth development strategy in its programs and services. The Club encourages the development of a positive self-identity; educational, social, emotional and cultural competencies; community and civic involvement, health and well being; and a moral compass. By providing access to technology, the Club allows members, many of whom would otherwise not have access, to complete homework assignments and gain experience working with computers. The Club’s After School Fun Club encourages a healthy and active lifestyle through programs involving sports, games and cultural arts.

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Each year the Club recognizes one member who stands out as a leader, influencer and model of excellence through its Youth of the Year competition. Volunteerism, leadership and a strong academic sense are a number of the attributes the Youth of the Year, as well as many of the Club members, display. The BGCNW Youth of the Year goes on to compete among other Boys & Girls Club Youth on a state and national level. The Youth of the Year is honored at the BGCNW’s Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. “The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is a staple in the community,” said BGCNW Board Member Muffin Dowdle. “The Club recognizes the importance of nurturing our children on all levels. Today, education, socialization, physical activity and access to current technology are all essential for a child to recognize his or her potential.” The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located at 351 Main St., Mount Kisco, and can be reached at 666-8069 or by visiting www.bgcnw.com. For the latest news, photos and updates, please “like” the Club on www.facebook.com/BGCNW and follow on www.twitter.com/BGCNW.

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MAY

Sing for Scholarships 16 Benefi ting: Westchester Community College Foundation

A cabaret evening benefiting the scholarship program of Westchester Community College. Tony-nominated Broadway star Christine Andreas will sing for our scholars. HONORING: Deborah and Gary Raizes EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Lucille Werlinich and Betty Himmel TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown TICKET PRICE: $300 per person; sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Heather Shank at 606-6558 or visit www.mysunywcc.org

MAY

Paws for a Heart Celebration 17 Benefi ting: New Rochelle Humane Society

Share a lovely and entertaining reception with dinner by the bite and lots of fun. The event features a guest appearance by Rick Caran and Team Jilli Dog. Proceeds benefit the shelter, which takes in over 1,400 animals a year. HONORING: Michele and Ross Greenburg, Jonathan C. Jankus and Anthony Rubio TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Pelham Country Club, Pelham Manor TICKET PRICE: $100 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Toni Calabrese Boelsen at 632-2925 or visit www.newrochellehumanesociety.org

MAY

17 Starfish Gala

Benefiting: Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child Awards gala celebrating those who have made a difference. HONORING: Kathryn and Jeffrey Weigand and Trinity Men’s Local Social Outreach TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Glen Island Harbor Club, New Rochelle TICKET PRICE: $350 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Rose Cappa at 747-0519 or visit www.emr4motherandchild.org

MAY

Tastes of Northern Westchester 17 Benefi ting: Northern Westchester Hospital’s Community Health Outreach

Program (CHOP) Mount Kisco Rotary Club invites you to enjoy an evening of fine food, wine and music at the second annual Tastes of Northern Westchester. Join the festivities and sample some of northern Westchester’s finest cuisine in support of CHOP’s efforts to reduce health care disparities between our immigrant Latino populations and more fortunate members of our community. HONORING: Community Health Outreach Program EVENT CHAIRPERSON: Carl Weinberg TIME: 6 to 10 p.m. LOCATION: Mount Kisco Country Club, Mount Kisco TICKET PRICE: $200 per person in advance or $250 per person at the door; sponsorship and journal opportunities available VISIT www.mountkiscorotary.org

UJA-Federation of New York Westchester Business and Professional Division 2012 Spring Luncheon 17 Benefi ting: UJA-Federation of New York MAY

Join professionals in the Westchester business community and learn about the vital work of UJA-Federation. HONORING: Mark Levenfus, partner, Marks Paneth & Shron L.L.P. and Mark P. Weingarten, partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr L.L.P. EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: David Everett and Jason Friedland TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. LOCATION: Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase TICKET PRICE: $125 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Carol Lehrer at 761-5100, ext. 131, or visit www.ujafedny.org

MAY

13th Annual ArtsBash 18 Benefi ting: ArtsWestchester

In its landmark gallery space at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in downtown White Plains, ArtsWestchester invites you to an exciting new exhibition, Westchester Sculpts. Meet the artists, tour artist studios, sample fine wine and taste signature dishes from some of Westchester’s top restaurants. EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: John Crabtree, Crabtree’s Kittle House and Anthony Goncalves, 42 The Restaurant TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: The Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains TICKET PRICE: $75 per person, general admission; sponsorships opportunities available CALL: 428-4220 or visit www.artsw.org

MAY

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis 20 Benefi ting: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America - Westchester Chapter

Help raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward a cure. Join thousands of walkers and raise some noise. HONORING: Jake Landes, Honored Hero Award TIME: 4 p.m. registration, 5 p.m. walk begins LOCATION: FDR Park, Yorktown Heights TICKET PRICE: Free; sponsorships available CONTACT: Allison Mueller at 812-8988 or visit www.ccfa.org

MAY

21 Books & Cooks - a Literary Feast

Benefiting: Greenburgh Public Library Foundation A culinary tour with area restaurants and local authors. HONORARY AUTHOR CHAIRPERSON: Andrew Gross, best-selling author HONORARY RESTAURANT CHAIRPERSON: David DiBari, The Cookery EVENT CHAIRPERSON: Robert Cioffi TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. LOCATION: Greenburgh Public Library, Greenburgh TICKET PRICE: $135 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Rose Cappa at 747-0519 or visit www.greenburghlibraryfoundation.org

MAY

Third Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser 21 Benefi ting: Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation

A fun-filled day of golf and activities to raise funds to aid new and advanced brain cancer treatment and clinical trials in the greater New York metropolitan area. The day includes a golf tournament, putting contest, brunch, cocktail reception and auction. Nongolfers are invited to join the party at the cocktail reception. EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Dr. John M. Abrahams, M.D. and Dr. Joseph G. Comizio, D.D.S. TIME: 10:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. noon brunch, 12:15 p.m. shotgun start (scramble format) LOCATION: Leewood Country Club, Eastchester TICKET PRICE: $500 per golfer; sponsorships opportunities available CONTACT: Diane Crupain at (212) 321-1209 or visit www.westchesterneuroscience.org

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester 18th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner 2 Benefi ting: The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester

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Join the club’s special guests for a fabulous cocktail reception, one-of-a-kind sit-down dinner, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions and dancing. Highlights this year include an award presentation by Rudolph Giuliani, former New York City mayor. Actor Billy Baldwin will serve as master auctioneer. 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 14 through May 29, featuring unique experiences, dining, travel and sports tickets. HONORING: Richard J. Smith, president, Entergy Wholesale Commodities Business. The Junior League of Northern Westchester will receive The John Beach Award. EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Muffin Dowdle and Renee Jordan TIME: 7 to 11:30 p.m. LOCATION: Lexus of Mount Kisco, 275 Kisco Avenue, Mount Kisco TICKET PRICE: $350 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Hospitality Resource Group at 761-7111 or visit www.bgcnw.com

Message from Jim Steets Is your organization’s social media plan working effectively? By now, most organizations have realized the abundant benefits of maintaining a social media presence. What we sometimes don’t realize when “jumping” into the social media scene, however, is the great potential for success there is in taking the time to build a broad strategy that captures the synergies of the various social media tools. Putting an effective social media plan together for your nonprofit can take you further than just establishing a Facebook page and sending out a Tweet here or there. It means determining how you want to present your organization’s reputation online and then taking careful steps toward building in that direction. A good plan will also include thoughtful research and skilled writing. The bottom line is that a good social media strategy may encourage supporters to use and be a part of your online presence to connect with you and potentially help bring about additional support. — Jim Steets, Vice President, Communications, Entergy

JUNE

25th Anniversary Celebration 2 Benefi ting: African American Men of Westchester (AAMW)

AAMW’s silver anniversary celebration luncheon with entertainment by the Shining Stars Steel Orchestra, Descarga Latina and DJ Larry Jones. Proceeds will support AAMW education programs. TIME: Noon to 5 p.m. LOCATION: Glen Island Harbor Club, New Rochelle TICKET PRICE: $125 per person; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Lawrence Salley at 329-3530 or visit www.aamw.com

JUNE

Golfing for Kids 5 Benefi ting: ARC of Westchester’s Children’s School for Early Development

Golfing for Kids raises funds that enable children with autism and other developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. A day of golf includes a continental breakfast, lunch on the course and an awards dinner. HONORING: The Laager Family EVENT CHAIRPERSONS: Tony Rizzi and Gene Porcaro TIME: 10 a.m. registration; 11:30 a.m. shotgun start LOCATION: Brynwood Golf and Country Club, Armonk TICKET PRICE: $300 per person; sponsorship opportunities available CONTACT: Fran Higgins at 495-4536 or visit www.westchesterarc.org

JUNE

2012 Child Care Council Awards Breakfast 8 Benefi ting: Child Care Council of Westchester Inc.

Annual breakfast to recognize exceptional individuals who help “Build a Better Future for Westchester” through their outstanding contributions to and support of early care and education in Westchester County. HONORING: New York state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Patricia Lanza and the Lanza Family Foundation, and ShopRite TIME: 8:30 to 10 a.m. LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains TICKET PRICE: $50 council members; $80 community supporters; sponsorship and journal opportunities available CONTACT: Kathleen Halas at 761-3456, ext. 102, or visit www.ChildCareWestchester.org

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SOCIAL MEDIA: LOvE Or hAtE It PANEL:

DAvID MEnkEn

Partner, McCarthy Fingar LLC

krIS ruby

Founder & CEO of Ruby Media Group

ChrIS DESSI

CEO of Silverback Social

JaCk Serpa

Executive Vice President for Engage 121

Jonathan kinSler

Principal at American Interactive Marketing LLC

MODERATOR:

bruCE nEwMAn

Vice President The Productivity Institute

Here are some questions the panel of experts will address. • Is social media causing us to lose the ability to engage with others? • How can you make money from it? • How can your social media site be heard amid all the noise in the sales space? • Where does social media fit in marketing and communications? • How do you develop a social media strategy? • How can your business stay on the legal side of federal and state privacy requirements? • How can your business protect itself against social media mishaps? So many more questions, plus your own – all part of this exciting program.

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SPECIAL POWERFUL REPORT PRIVATE COMPANIES

Hedge funds go to market with JOBS Act BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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hen President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act April 5, freeing hedge funds to do more marketing and advertising may not have been what he had in mind. And when Congress was creating the legislation, they were not thinking of hedge-fund managers, but tech startup companies in Silicon Valley “who rely on the same exemptions from registering securities as hedge funds do,” said attorney Bart Mallon, a co-founder of Cole-Frieman Mallon & Hunt in San Francisco. “Congress wants more money going into startups so they’ll hire and create products. So Congress’ intent was to make it easier for them to raise capital. An unintended consequence of that is hedge-fund managers get a break as well.” Mallon said this is simply because of how securities laws are

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set up. Tech startups and hedge funds have similar structures in certain respects. The JOBS Act opens up a new source of funding for small companies and startups known as crowdfunding. Companies can raise as much as $1 million a year without having to do a public offering – a step requiring state-by-state registrations that can cost thousands of dollars. One goal of the JOBS Act is to make it easier for startups to raise capital, thus helping companies grow and hire. With respect to crowdfunding, which is the act of raising capital through a greater number of smaller investors, the JOBS Act eliminates the requirement that those investors be accredited. The securities law definition of an accredited investor is someone who has a net worth of $1 million exclusive of his primary residence. Since a larger number of smaller investors will now be involved, companies are being allowed to use more methods of reaching potential investors.

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“We’ll probably see notices in newspapers, more prevalent advertising on the Internet, and sites having more information about programs, returns and specifications,” Mallon said. “Hedge-fund managers have been reticent to discuss their programs on radio and TV, on CNBC, etc. Now those managers will be more free with the amount of information they’re sharing with journalists. These are the major ways we see the industry changing. We also anticipate some managers will get creative with advertisements and solicitations.” Numerous hedge funds in Westchester and Fairfield counties contacted by the Business Journal said they do not comment in the media on their business plans. But Mallon said the expected increased visibility of the hedge-fund industry as a result of the JOBS Act may go a long way toward changing the public perception of hedge funds as secretive, unregulated investment vehicles for the wealthy. “I think when you see more managers out there discussing programs,” said Mallon, “there will be more knowledge with respect to the investing public. Right now mutual funds are viewed as vehicles that more retail-type investors can be investing in. Most hedge funds are close to being mutual funds, but are more private in nature. This should shed some light and maybe people will start to look at hedge funds differently,” he said. Robert Heim, one of the co-founders of the law firm of Meyers & Heim and a former assistant regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City, said he thinks the law will have the most effect on “new and smaller hedge funds that have traditionally been shut out of the more formal institutional capital-raising process. It will allow new and smaller funds to access a larger number of potential investors at a relatively low cost via the Internet.” But he said that it remains to be seen how many new investors that hedge funds will be able to attract. “The truth is there are still a relatively small number of qualified investors for hedge funds. I think investors will be more concerned about a manager’s track record and the risk controls hedge funds have in place. I don’t think the larger hedge funds will use it because they are traditionally available to institutional investors.” Since there will be more advertising and marketing by hedge funds, some of it may be unscrupulous, say Heim and Mallon. “There definitely is the potential for abuse,” said Heim, “that’s why Congress included a provision requiring the SEC to promulgate rules to prevent investor abuses.” And, said Mallon, those rules, due in the next three months, will be created by an overworked, underfunded SEC. “Who will police these people, where is the budget for that?” he asked. “The SEC will be in charge of policing these companies. Where does the manpower come from to do this? They already are mandated to engage in rulemaking from the Dodd-Frank Act and they’re not even close to doing what they’re supposed to have done with that. Now we’re putting more on their plate.” WCBJ • May 7, 2012

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Waste not, want not

BioHitech America keeps trash bill down for food services BY KATHY KAHN kathykahn@westfairinc.com

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rocers, hospitals, schools, caterers and restaurants in the tristate area have discovered another way of disposing of food that’s past its prime: a machine that likes to “eat” those organic perishables and turn them into water that is recycled back into the ecosystem.

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With the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting that less than 1 percent of the 31.8 million tons of food waste generated annually in the country is diverted from landfills, Frank Celli and Mike Franco along with like-minded investors saw the potential in a Korean-made machine that could convert food waste into liquid, buying the exclusive U.S. manufacturing and distribution rights in 2007.

And so, BioHitech America and its EcoSafe Digester were born. “We took a gamble,” said Celli, “because we saw the potential it offered. Nobody thought much of recycling back in the 1970s. Now, it’s hard to find a business or industry that isn’t looking for a way to cut back on its carbon footprint and save money. For people in the food industry, getting rid of perishables no

longer fit for human consumption is a big issue...and costly to dispose of.” The machine itself is a large stainless steel container filled with special hardwood chips and bacteria formulated to break down the foodstuffs – from leftover stale bread to banana peels and meats – that get dumped into its hatch, where the contents are mashed into effluent. The “gray water” produced by the organic foods goes into a drain, making its way to the municipal wastewater plant, where it is treated and released back into the ecosystem. A typical Eco-Safe Digester can process 1,500 pounds of food a day – nuts, fruits, vegetables, bread, meats (leave out the big bones), grains and pasta. Users of the machine save on hauling fees to landfills while keeping vermin and other disease carriers away from rash bins. A significant bonus: food no longer fit to eat eventually becomes fresh drinking water. BioHitech America originally bought its machines from Korea, but recently forged a partnership with Marathon Equipment in Alabama in 2011. “This works well for both Marathon and our company,” Celli said. “Marathon’s reputation as a leading compactor and recycling manufacturer offers us the ability to have our machines made in America and offers both companies the opportunity to grow our sales.” “One of our biggest customers is the Community Food Bank of New Jersey,” Franco said. “They get 35 million pounds of food donated to them annually, but some of it can’t be moved quickly enough, and some of it is past its useful shelf life. Rather than throwing it out, the Food Bank has installed our Digesters and is using them to put unusable food to good use. It is also cutting down considerably on the cost to have it hauled away and dumped in a landfill, to the tune of about $3,000 a month. That’s good for the Food Bank and that’s good for the environment.” BioHitech America counts area ShopRite stores and The Cheesecake Factory in White Plains among some of it local clientele. “We’re getting the word out,” Franco said. “We just got an order from Ireland and we have three Digesters on their way to Dubai.” Originally based out of a rented warehouse in Bergen County, BioHitech America bought its own building in Rockland County’s Chestnut Ridge, where it now houses machines in various sizes, as well as its corporate headquarters. “At home, people might dump their unwanted food down into an Insinkerator or use a compost heap,” Celli said. “For those in the food industry, this is really not a feasible method to dispose of organic matter that’s no longer edible.”

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illiam P. Harrington is a classic Westchester story. Raised in Yonkers, Harrington went to school at Iona Prep, played Division I basketball at the College of William & Mary, and now, following in his father’s footsteps, is managing partner at Bleakley, Platt, and Schmidt L.L.P., one of the most prestigious law firms in White Plains. Outside of his work at the firm, Harrington, 54, is a CYO basketball coach and father of four; a proud Irishman and devout Catholic; a realist and an optimist. He sees the challenges: not only the new ones posed by the economic crisis, but the old ones brought about by the departure of most of Westchester’s Fortune 500 contingent, by an aging population, by long-term systematic government dysfunction, and by a fragile medical infrastructure. Great as those challenges may seem, Harrington still sees Westchester and its residents’ collective potential. For that reason and more, Harrington was named chairman of the Westchester County Association last month to succeed Alfred B. DelBello. “The energy level he brings to the table and the commitment and passion is amazing to me,” said WCA president William Mooney. “I feel so good about him being the leader

of the Westchester County Association.” When asked about his goals as chairman, Harrington joked that the question was akin to asking someone stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean what their goals were. “The goal is to survive,” he said. As a youth growing up in Yonkers, Harrington watched as manufacturers like Otis Elevators, Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Mills and Precision Valve employed thousands of local residents and were among the world’s biggest manufacturers in each of their respective industries. Later, Westchester was home to General Foods and Texaco and other multinational corporations. But today, the playing field has changed, he said. “They’re all gone. They employed thousands of people and they’re all gone,” and today, Harrington says, Westchester finds itself “at a crossroads” as a result. “We have a transformed business community, a transformed demographic, and a housing market that’s made it difficult – if not impossible – for young people to live in the county,” not to mention a huge tax burden, he added. So why take the position? Why accept the seemingly enormous task at hand? “It’s because Westchester is one of the greatest places to raise a family in the world,” Harrington said. “My goal is to energize this organization, to energize the county. We can make such a mean-

ingful difference in the lives of people.” That will require, in Harrington’s words, a new set of pronouns and a new attitude, so that the current generation leaves Westchester as a place where anyone – regardless of age or income – can grow up and raise a family. “We have to stop talking about these issues as ‘Me, Mine, I,’” he said. “We created them (the problems). We all have skin in the game. Our collective goal should be to fix our problems, understanding that we will all have to bear in the pain.” That means addressing mandates and spiraling pension costs, reforming the way government operates, and being an advocate for economic development. Harrington applauded the past leadership of DelBello and progress the WCA has already made in many of the latter areas, but said what’s needed now is a new push to broaden the scope of the organization. “My goal is to be an advocate to push, prod, force, and cajole the county to fulfill its greatest destiny – to be one of the best places in the world to build a business and to raise a family.” Doing that will mean engaging the younger population and minority populations more so than in the past, he said. “We need someone with fresh eyes to come in and be a force for change,” he said in reference to the county’s future business leaders. “We are all in this together.”

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race is on to see who can build what fastest, who can provide the best innovations, and who can best meet marketplace needs in the most innovative and customer-oriented ways. The grand experiment has only just begun. In the mid 1970s and early 1980s, the Information Age was just getting off the ground. Analysis shows that the most profitable and successful privately held companies are those that have been around at least 20 years. And many companies fall by the wayside as the leaders emerge as only one business out of four makes it through each 10-year cycle. The first generation of computer enabled businesses started around 1980. The early adopters, companies that grew because of technology starting in the 1980s and 1990s, are now only 20 to 30 years old – the point at which they show real traction, stability and profit. Even the industries that entered the Information Age already well established – construction and related trades, manufacturing, medicine and financial services – have only had the benefit of 1.5 cycles of 20- year development with computer enabling tools. Tools that enable computers, such as GoToMeeting (2004 - 2009), LinkedIn (2002), Facebook (2004), Constant Contact (1995), none of them have been around 20 years. Wait until their leverage kicks in with the companies they enable also being around for 20 years, sometime around 2015 to 2029. For the first time, we are seeing small, privately held companies, fully enabled with the tools they need, up and running with those tools for 20-plus years. Many examples of companies thriving, despite the economy, are here in our own backyard. And this is the tip of the iceberg. Sure, some of those companies will be snapped up by large corporations. And the majority will be gone in under 10 years, out of ideas, mismanaged or just plain out of luck as a result out of business conditions. But if ever the time was right to chance it, to seek to become a strong and fierce competitor, to carve out a profit niche and fuel an ever expanding portfolio of products and services, it’s here and now. Andi Gray is president of Strategy Leaders Inc., strategyleaders.com, a business-consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurial firms grow. She can be reached by phone at (877) 238-3535. Do you have a question for Andi? Please send it to her, via email at AskAndi@StrategyLeaders.com or by mail to Andi Gray, Strategy Leaders Inc., 5 Crossways, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

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FACTS& FIGURES on the record 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.

U.S. District Court Allied Interstate Inc. Filed by Mary Bloomfield. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorneys for plaintiff: Craig Kimmel, Casey Laffey and Daniel Schleifstein. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03358.

Fair Collections & Outsourcing Inc. Filed by Amir Preisler. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Samuel A. Ehrenfeld. Filed April 27. Case no. 12-03365.

Fairmont Hotels & Resort (U.S.) Inc. Filed by Patrice Hairston. Action: claim filed under the Family Blue Cargo Group L.L.C. Filed by and Medical Leave Act of 1993. AtManhattan Continental Insurance Co. Action: torneys for plaintiff: Lee Bantle and admiralty claim. Attorney for plain- Amos Blackman. Filed April 27. Betsey Johnson L.L.C., 498 Sev- tiff: Christopher M. Schierloh. Filed Case no. 12-03348. enth Ave., New York City 10018. April 25. Case no. 12-03277. Chapter 11, voluntary. AttorFriendly Country Inc. Filed by neys: Douglas B. Rosner, Bos- Bombardier Inc. Filed by Wells Joseph Marino. Action: diversityton, Mass.; and Frank A. Oswald, Fargo Eqipment Finance Inc. Ac- other contract claim. Attorneys for New York City. Filed April 26. tion: diversity-breach of contract plaintiff: Michael D. Fitzgerald and Case no. 12-11732. claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Barry Richard Sgarlato. Filed April 27. Braunstein and Dennis McKenna. Case no. 12-03369. Haviland Estates L.L.C., 2250 Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03276. Haviland Ave., Bronx 10462. ChapIsleep Management L.L.C. Filed ter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Joseph Borax Paper Products Inc. Filed by Jose Rodriguez. Action: claim C. Perez, Bronx. Filed April 29. by David McGriff. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor StanCase no. 12-11779. filed under the Fair Labor Standards dards Act of 1938. Attorney for Act of 1938. Attorney for plain- plaintiff: William Phillips. Filed tiff: Abdul Hassan. Filed April 30. April 25. Case no. 12-03284. Poughkeepsie Case no. 12-03405. Nonna Lucia Ristorante L.L.C., c/o Ward, 231 S. Centerville Road, Middletown 10940. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Warren Greher, New Windsor. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-36023.

Biocontrol Medical Ltd. Filed by Medpace Medical Device Inc. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: James Roberts. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03258.

BPD Drugs Inc. Filed by MargaCourt Cases rette M. Reyes. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards The following cases appear on the Act of 1938. Attorneys for plaindocket of the U.S. District Court for tiff: Dana Gottlieb, Jeffrey Gottlieb, the county of Westchester in White Brandon Sherr and Justin Zeller. Plains. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03288.

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 Gannett Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680

J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. Filed by Hudson & Broad Inc. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Peter Levine. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03239. J.K. Scanlan Construction Inc., et al. Filed by Shepardville Construction L.L.C. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: George Sitaras. Filed April 26. Case no. 12-03347.

Main Street Acquisition Corp., et al. Filed by Dawn Brown. Action: Credit Suisse First Boston Corp., claim filed under the Fair Debt Colet al. Filed by Unclaimed Property lection Practices Act of 1978. AtRecovery Service Inc., et al. Action: torney for plaintiff: Novlette Kidd. diversity-breach of contract claim. Filed April 25. Case no. 12-03280. Attorney for plaintiff: Paul Batista. Filed April 26. Case no. 12-03290. Mavima Restaurant Inc. Filed by Antelmo Hernandez. Action: Dorsey, Thorton, and Associ- claim filed under the Fair Labor ates L.L.C. Filed by Christopher Standards Act of 1938. AttorJohn. Action: claim filed under neys for plaintiff: Brandon Sherr the Fair Debt Collection Practices and Justin Zeller. Filed April 30. Act of 1978. Attorney for plain- Case no. 12-03409. tiff: Kevin Buckley. Filed April 27. Case no. 12-03375. Michael Andrew & Associates L.L.C. Filed by Revital Zmora. Erin Capital Managment L.L.C., Action: claim filed under the Fair et al. Filed by Krassimir Galev. Ac- Debt Collection Practices Act of tion: claim filed under the Fair Debt 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: SamCollection Practices Act of 1978. At- uel A. Ehrenfeld. Filed April 27. torney for plaintiff: Kevin Mallon. Case no. 12-03363. Filed April 27. Case no. 12-03387.

Professional Claims Bureau Inc. Filed by Luis Familia. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert J. Nahoum. Filed April 26. Case no. 12-03304.

Elk Homes Partners L.P., Rye. Seller: Elk Homes L.L.C., Rye. Property: 20 Walker Ave., Rye. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 26.

Castillos Ridge Hill L.L.C., Bronxville. Seller: Horizon at Ridge Hill L.L.C., Yonkers. Property: 701 Ridge Hill Blvd., 6G, Yonkers. Amount: $472,160. Filed April 27.

New Chalet Apartments Inc., Dallas, Texas. Seller: New Chalet Retrieval Masters Creditors Inc., Brooklyn. Property: 157 New Bureau Inc. Filed by Todd A. Chalet Drive, Yorktown. Amount: Fishlin. Action: claim filed under $7 million. Filed April 25. the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorney for plain- New Chalet Apartments Inc., tiff: Abel Pierre. Filed April 27. Dallas, Texas. Seller: New Chalet Case no. 12-03352. Inc., Brooklyn. Property: 1 New Chalet Drive, Yorktown. Amount: Rose Associates Inc., et al. Filed $22.1 million. Filed April 26. by Angela McKenzie, et al. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Col- Warsave Development Inc., lection Practices Act of 1978. At- Montebello. Seller: Clarion Estates torney for plaintiff: Kevin Mallon. L.L.C., Pound Ridge. Property: 300 Filed April 27. Case no. 12-03388. Old Tarrytown Road, aka Clarion Drive, Greenburgh. Amount: $1 Special Events and Amusement million. Filed April 27. Inc., et al. Filed by Bias Yaakov of Spring Valley. Action: claim filed Below $1 million under the Communications Act of 1934. Attorney for plaintiff: Aytan Bellin. Filed April 30. Case no. 12- 120 Foxwood L.L.C., White Plains. Seller: Michael Antonaccio, Mount 03390. Kisco. Property: 120 Foxwood Circle, Mount Kisco. Amount: Travisa Outsourcing Inc., et $229,000. Filed May 1. al. Filed by Sade Edwards. Action: job discrimination claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Mar- 18 New Street Corp., West Harjorie Mesidor. Filed April 25. rison. Seller: Albert Mignone, et al, Purchase. Property: 18 New St., Case no. 12-03286. Harrison. Amount: $300,000. Filed April 25. Verizon Communications Inc., et al. Filed by Matthew Christie. Action: claim filed under the Fam- 290-8 Warburton L.L.C., Yonkers. ily and Medical Leave Act of 1993. At- Seller: Pasquale Gabriele, Yonkers. torneys for plaintiff: Daniel E. Clifton, Property: 298 Warburton Ave., Mary K. O’Melveny, Gabrielle Semel Yonkers. Amount: $475,000. Filed and Elaine Smith. Filed April 30. April 26. Case no. 12-03406. 438-502 Center Avenue Realty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Seller: D.T.C. Realty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. PropDeeds erty: 438 Center Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $685,000. Filed April 27.

Catalic Realty Corp., Bronx. Seller: Selene RMOF REO Acquisition L.L.C., Houston. Tex. Property: 132 Beech St., Yonkers. Amount: $67,500. Filed April 26. Connolly Floor Service Inc., Yonkers. Seller: Steven Giavassis, Yonkers. Property: 326 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers. Amount: $205,000. Filed April 26. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: Theodore Brundage, Harrison. Property: 135 Cortland St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $700,148. Filed April 26. Edcon L.L.C, Mount Vernon. Seller: Erkut Toygan, New York City. Property: 13 High Street North, Mount Vernon. Amount: $160,000. Filed April 30. Elk Homes Partners L.P., Rye. Seller: Elk Homes L.L.C., Rye. Property: 9 Longview Drive, Greenburgh. Amount: $825,000. Filed April 25. Elk Homes Partners L.P., Rye. Seller: Elk Homes L.L.C., Rye. Property: 3 Belmont St., White Plains. Amount: $725,000. Filed April 26. Elk Homes Partners L.P., Rye. Seller: Elk Homes L.L.C., Rye. Property: 9 Old Oak Lane, Rye. Amount: $995,000. Filed April 26. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Kenneth Bunting, White Plains. Property: 128 High St., Yonkers. Amount: $267,245. Filed April 26.

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72 Carlton Avenue Realty L.L.C., Mount Kisco. Seller: Aurelia Dilone-Rodriguez, et al, Mount Vernon. Property: 257 First Avenue J and B 93 Overlook L.L.C., Rye South, Mount Vernon. Amount: Brook. Seller: Judith A. Weintraub, $160,000. Filed April 26. Bonita Springs, Fla. Property: 93 Overlook Place, Rye. Amount: 649 Ashford Avenue L.L.C., Scars- Board of Managers of Briarcliff $765,000. Filed April 26. dale. Seller: Michael Frankenthaler, Woods Condominium, Croton et al, Scarsdale. Property: 12 Fair- Falls. Seller: Joan C. Salwen, Scars- Jomil Realty Co., Bronxville. Sellview Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $1.1 dale. Property: 2 Briarcliff Drive S., er: PKAD Holdings Inc., Bronxmillion. Filed April 25. 2-1 B, Ossining. Amount: $286,400. ville. Property: 130 Pondfield Road Filed April 26. 11, Eastchester. Amount: $275,000. Filed April 30. 10 Evergreen Partners L.L.C., Rye. Seller: Eugene Paul MacDonald Jr., et al, Rye. Property: 10 Evergreen Ave., Rye. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 25.

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FACTS&FIGURES Kervan Associates Inc., New Rochelle. Seller: Barbara Carlin, Rye Brook. Property: 7 Rigene Close, Harrison. Amount: $800,000. Filed April 26.

MOUNT VERNON, 175 Washington St. Single-family residence; .06 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sheldon May & Associates (516) 763-3200; 255 Merrick Road, Rockville CenSplit Development Corp., Irving- tre. Defendant: Patricia Hamilton. ton. Seller: Realis Development Referee: Jeffrey Shumejda. Sale: May L.L.C., Pleasantville. Property: 8 15, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Shady Lane, Greenburgh. Amount: Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Ap$825,000. Filed April 27. proximate lien: $402,837.06. Summerhill Realty L.L.C., Purchase. Seller: Janet G. Demuth, et al. MOUNT VERNON, 46 Clinton Property: 287 Old Lake St., Harri- Place. Apartment; .27 acre. Plainson. Amount: $25,000. Filed May 1. tiff: Flushing Savings Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch & Associates (212) 683-4141; 462 Seventh Ave., Tomic Brothers L.L.C., New Ro- 12th floor, New York City. Defenchelle. Seller: Bonmac L.L.C., New dant: Fernando Viegas. Referee: Rochelle. Property: 721 Main St., John Molloy. Sale: May 8, 10:15 New Rochelle. Amount: $390,000. a.m., Westchester County CourtFiled May 1. house, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $492,032.88.

foreclosures

DOBBS FERRY, 289 Clinton Ave. Lot size: .89 acre. Plaintiff: Emigrant Mortgage Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Deutsch & Schneider (718) 417-1700; 79-37 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Defendant: Noel Moretti. Referee: Anthony Colavita. Sale: May 14, 9:45 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $1,308,937.02. MOHEGAN LAKE, 1720 Strawberry Road. Single-family residence; 100 x 200. Plaintiff: The Bank of New York Mellon. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cohn & Roth (516) 747-3030; 100 E. Old Country Road, Mineola. Defendant: Winfield Sylvester. Referee: Stanley Esposito. Sale: May 7, 10:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $620,637.64. MOUNT VERNON, 149 E. Kingsbridge Road. Lot size: Not available. Plaintiff: Flushing Savings Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch & Associates (212) 683-4141; 462 Seventh Ave., 12th floor, New York City. Defendant: Salvatore Gargiulo. Referee: Joseph Goubeaud. Sale: May 10, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $322,071.73.

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MOUNT VERNON, 460 S. 11th Ave. Lot size: Not available. Plaintiff: US Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zeichner, Ellman & Krause (212) 223-0400; 575 Lexington Ave., 10th floor, New York City. Defendant: S.A.K.B Realty Corp. Referee: Bruce Bozeman. Sale: May 16, 10 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $640,013.53. PEEKSKILL, 135 Rolling Way, Unit H2. Apartment. Lot size: Not available. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shapiro DiCaro & Barak (585) 247-9000; 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite 1, Rochester. Defendant: Laura McIntosh. Referee: Anne Penachio. Sale: May 9, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $313,015.33. WHITE PLAINS, 12 Mohawk Trail. Single-family residence; .19 acre. Plaintiff: Ocean First Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy (516) 2226200; 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City. Defendant: Frank Lyles. Referee: Malachy Lyons. Sale: May 10, 10 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: Not available.

WHITE PLAINS, 15 Gedney Esplanade. Single-family residence; 100 x 219. Plaintiff: Chevy Chase Bank FSB. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch Peterson & Peddy (516) 222-6200; 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City. Defendant: Rocco DeMara. Referee: Stanley Esposito. Sale: May 10, 10:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: Not available. YONKERS, 111 Hoover Road. Single-family residence; 40 x 100. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Druckman Law Group (516) 876-0800; 242 Drexel Ave. Westbury. Defendant: Kim Traub. Referee: Theodore Brundage. Sale: May 7, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $492,232.03. YONKERS, 139 Belknap Ave. Two-family dwelling; .11 acre. Plaintiff: 341 East L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sanders, Gutman & Brodie (718) 522-0666; 26 Court St., Suite 1005, Brooklyn. Defendant: 139 Belnap Ave. L.L.C. Referee: Peter Metis. Sale: May 10, 10 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $28,860.98. YONKERS, 515 Van Cortlandt Park Ave. Three-family dwelling; 25 x 101. Plaintiff: US Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gross, Polowy & Orlans, P.O. Box 540, Getzville. Defendant: Virgilio Rodriguez. Referee: Theodore Brundage. Sale: May 8, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $ 543,270.06.

Judgments 123 HVAC Heating and Cooling Inc., Yorktown Heights. $27,004 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. 2647 Sedgwick Avenue Corp., Shrub Oak. $1,868 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

Bedin and Sons Painting Inc., White Plains. $272 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

CW Cortlandt Manor Gas Mart Inc., Thornwood. $1,584 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

4296 Realty Corp., Pelham. Bobbi Inc., Rye. $438 in favor of $1,987 in favor of the New York the New York State Tax CommisState Tax Commission, Albany. sion, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Filed Sept. 13. Ceruzzi Sign Company Inc., Port A.M.A. Construction and Land- Chester. $1,868 in favor of the New scaping 1 Inc., White Plains. York State Tax Commission, Alba$3,228 in favor of the New York ny. Filed Sept. 13. State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. CNC Capital Corp., Elmsford. $1,721 in favor of the New York Absolute-Integrity International State Tax Commission, Albany. Inc., Yonkers. $422 in favor of the Filed Sept. 13. New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Codi Brothers Inc., White Plains. $3,696 in favor of the New York Adrian Auto Repairs Corp., Yon- State Tax Commission, Albany. kers. $200 in favor of the New York Filed Sept. 13. State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Color On The Fly, Peekskill. $1,743 in favor of the New York AEF Realty Inc., Mamaroneck. State Tax Commission, Albany. $471 in favor of the New York State Filed Sept. 13. Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Comfort In the Stands Inc., Thornwood. $1,865 in favor of the Al Mobile Corp., New Rochelle. New York State Tax Commission, $508 in favor of the New York State Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Co-No Enterprises Ltd., Scotts Corners. $411 in favor of the New Andrew Bruce Productions Inc., York State Tax Commission, AlbaSomers. $1,820 in favor of the New ny. Filed Sept. 13. York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Coolidge Sunnycrest Realty Corp., White Plains. $1,869 in favor Anthrob’s Restaurant Corp., of the New York State Tax Commisd.b.a. Caffe Regatta, Pelham. sion, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. $2,545 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Covered Construction Inc., Filed Sept. 13. Mount Vernon. $1,743 in favor of the New York State Tax CommisB and B Home Builders Inc., Yor- sion, Albany. Filed Sept. 13. ktown Heights. $471 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, CP Realty Management Corp., Albany. Filed Sept. 13. Eastchester. $1,661 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Barrett Studios Inc., Mount Ver- Albany. Filed Sept. 13. non. $1,584 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Al- Critter Comforts Ltd., Mamabany. Filed Sept. 13. roneck. $1,774 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, AlbaBauer Mechanical Inc., Mount ny. Filed Sept. 13. Kisco. $1,869 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Al- Custom Comfort Inc., Mount bany. Filed Sept. 13. Vernon. $1,722 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, AlbaBedford Electric Inc., Shenorock. ny. Filed Sept. 13. $325 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

The Brownie Press Inc., Bedford. $1,794 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

296 Cornerstone Management Inc., Tarrytown. $1,720 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Sept. 13.

Lis Pendens The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Abreu, Evelyn, et al. Filed by Suntrust Mortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $350,000 affecting property located at 28 Plymouth Ave., aka 43 Priscilla Ave., Yonkers 10710. Filed March 28. Altimari, Toniann, aka Toni Ann Altimari, 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 1025 Hanover St., Yorktown 10598. Filed March 30. Bank, David P., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $272,000 affecting property located at 1 Landmark Square, Unit 311, Port Chester 10573. Filed April 2. Bautista, Angelica, et al. Filed by Residential Credit Solutions Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $376,000 affecting property located at 529 Willett Ave., Port Chester 10573. Filed April 3. Bazzicalupo, Elizabeth, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $240,000 affecting property located at 88 Walnut Road 1-4, Lake Peekskill 10537. Filed March 28. Biancavilla, Maria, et al. Filed by Hudson City Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $632,000 affecting property located at 94 Wilmot Road, aka New Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. Filed March 29.

Capunay, Susana, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $399,000 affecting property located at 6 Manitou Trail, White Plains 10603. Filed March 30.

Manning, Delores, et al. Filed by First Horizon Home Loans. AcCredits, Clients and Awards tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $235,000 affecting property located at 143 North St., Community Mutual Savings Bank was recently honCortlandt Manor 10567. Filed ored as an inductee of the Westchester County Business Hall of Fame at The Business Council of Westchester annual Hall of Fame April 3.

Duncan, Gerald O., et al. Filed by Residential Credit Solutions Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $448,000 affecting property located at 37 Beekman Ave., Mount Vernon 10553. Filed March 30.

seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 85 Vernon Drive, Scarsdale 10583. Filed April 3.

Dinner. The event, which was held April 19 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, was attended by nearly 600 business and Munafo, Thomas, et al. Filed by community leaders. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: JoAnne Murray of the Allan Block Insurance Agency in Tarrytown has been named Insurance Agent of the Year by Travelers, a provider of property casualty insurance. Agents are selected for this award as a result of their high achievements in their respective lines of business.

Gateway White Plains Associates L.L.C., et al. Filed by Flushing Savings Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $7 million affecting property located at 253-265 Central Ave., White Plains. Filed April 2.

Nieves, James A., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $247,000 affecting property located at 62 Van Wart St., Elmsford 10523. Filed March 28.

Goldberg, Ronald A., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $363,200 affecting property located at 21-2 Horseshoe Circle, Ossining 10562. Filed March 29.

U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Stewart Information Services Corp. has been recog$1.9 million affecting property located at 20 Rock Hill Way, Bedford nized by Forbes as one of its Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in the U.S. Stewart was selected based on an independent audit of Hills 10506. Filed April 2.

Holman, Sherman Jr., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 58 Palmer Road, Yonkers 10701. Filed March 30. Jackson, Mesha, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $312,000 affecting property located at 430 Bedford Ave., Mount Vernon. Filed March 28. Johnson, Carol V., et al. Filed by New Century Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $232,000 affecting property located at F 10 Rolling Way, Peekskill. Filed March 28. Levy, William J., et al. Filed by Aurora Loan Services L.L.C.. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $530,000 affecting property located at 389 Grand Blvd., New Rochelle 10583. Filed March 28.

Kevin M. Peters, a managing director in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Purchase office, has been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, who are selected by Barron’s based upon a range of criteria, including assets under management, revenue produced for the firm and quality of service O’Neil, Karen M., et al. Filed by provided to clients.

Rob Valentine of New Fairfield has joined the New England Computer Group, a computer support firm serving Fairfield and Westchester counties, as a senior systems engineer. Valentine has more than 20 years of experience implementing information technology solutions for small to mid-sized business, with a special expertise in systems for law firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Pace University.

On the Go:Business, Etc. Monday, May 7 “Not-For-Profit Leadership Summit X” presented by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam and the Westchester Community Foundation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown, 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. $35 at the door, $30 first reservation and $20 additional reservations from the same organization. For information, call 997-6700, ext. 704.

Tuesday, May 8 Westchester Children’s Association 2012 Advocacy Dinner, 6 p.m., Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown. $175; $125 nonprofit members. For information, call 946-7676.

8,000 companies listed on the U.S. stock exchanges. The Stewart New York Metro office is located at 707 Westchester Ave., White Thursday, May 10 Palmer, Edward, et al. Filed by Plains. Student Advocacy hosts its 17th annual OTO Awards Dinner, U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to 6:30 to 10 p.m., Tappan Hill Mansion, 61 Highland Ave., Tarryforeclose on a mortgage to secure town. $175. For information, call 347-7039. $31,467 affecting property located at 75 Rugby Road, New Rochelle 10804. Filed March 30. Pizarro, Jeanette, aka Jeanette Torres, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $576,000 affecting property located at 25 Arnett St., Port Chester 10573. Filed March 30.

Newsmakers

Michael Herz of Armonk has been appointed chief financial officer for the JCC of Mid-Westchester. Most recently, Herz served as managing director of finance, administration, human resources and information technology for the New York Society of Security Analysts, a nonprofit professional association in New York City. He is a CPA and holds a MBA from Pace University. 

Snapshot A “Meet the Mayor” breakfast with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano kicked off the recently held “Sunrise to Sunset Business Seminar,” by the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District (BID).

Procopis, Michael, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 2 Cedar Road, Lincolndale 10540. Filed March 30.

Dennis Di Lorenzo of Harrison has been promoted to vice dean of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Most recently, Di Lorenzo served as the associate dean for administration. He is a graduate of Fordham University. Paola Morsiani, curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will become the seventh director of the Neuberger Ronnermann, Tracy A., et al. Museum of Art at Purchase College, effective July 1.  She replaces Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: Thom Collins, who became director of the Miami Art Museum. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 25 Read Ave., Tuckahoe 10707. Filed April 3.

From left, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who spoke at the BID’s first seminar, with Steve Sansone, executive director of Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID.

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FACTS&FIGURES Sands, Sheila, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $448,000 affecting property located at 46 Hillcrest Road, Mount Vernon 10552. Filed April 2.

Sole Proprietorships

Sotomayor, David, et al. Filed by Suntrust Mortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $400,000 affecting property located at 554-556 N. Broadway, Yonkers 10701. Filed April 3.

Ageasy Airways, 394 Upland Ave., Yonkers 10703, c/o Anthony Gentile. Filed Dec. 5.

Treco, Marguerite, as executrix of the last will and testament of Angela M. Vetrano, et al. Filed by Live Well Financial. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 77 Halley St., Yonkers 10704. Filed March 28. Webb, Alonzo, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $525,000 affecting property located at 16 Fourth St., White Plains 10606. Filed March 30.

80 and Go Brand Growth Advisors, 23 Green Hill Road, Goldens Bridge 10526, c/o John E. Craig. Filed Dec. 7.

Binny and Lisa, 242 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Lisa Baglieri. Filed Dec. 6. Classic Touch Barber Shop, 783 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers 10704, c/o Slava Shushakov. Filed Dec. 5. Counterpart Solutions, 10 Ronalds Ave., New Rochelle 10801, c/o Lisa Garri. Filed Dec. 6. Ed Durham Landscaping, P.O. Box 537, Bedford 10506, c/o Edward Durham. Filed Dec. 8. Erskine Home Improvement, 515 S. 11 Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Mervin Erskine. Filed Dec. 5.

Mechanic’s Liens

Liberty Tax Service, Simon Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights Bronson, Dawn, as owner. 10598, c/o Steven Rymer. Filed $154,195 as claimed by Enter- Dec. 5. tainment Technology Inc., Bedford. Property: in Yorktown. Louisa Bell LMT, 19 S. Broadway, Filed April 24. Tarrytown 10591, c/o Louisa Bell. Filed Dec. 5. FC Yonkers Commercial L.L.C., et al, as owner. $175,000 as claimed by Trinity Phoenix Corp., Staten Mathiasen Association, P.O. Box Island. Property: in Yonkers. Filed 225, Bronxville 10708, c/o Nancy Mathiasen. Filed Dec. 6. April 25. K and S Rea Estate Management Inc., as owner. $27,021 as claimed by Clean Earth of Carteret Inc. Property: in Mount Vernon. Filed April 25.

New Businesses

More To Gifts, 40 Memorial Highway, Apt. 39 PHG, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Joyce El Shikhani Bejjani. Filed Dec. 7. R U Ready To Travel, 165 Sears Ave., Elmsford 10523, c/o Carmela Evett Bolden. Filed Dec. 5.

Simon Coaching Group, 1 LakevThis paper is not responsible for ty- iew Road, South Salem 10590, c/o pographical errors contained in the Denise Simon. Filed Dec. 6. original filings. Synthesis Group, 45 Bronxville Road, Unit 1A, Bronxville 10708, c/o Thomas A. Rossman. Filed Star Fuel, 73 St. Johns Place, Apt. Dec. 8. 3, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Marin Kenneth and Andres D. Salazar. The Light of the Falls, 203 CroFiled Dec. 7. ton Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Luis VasQuez. Filed Dec. 5.

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Tony Hot Dog, 150 Croton Ave., Dynamic location generation Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o An- within a virtual world. Patent no. thony G. Perez. Filed Dec. 7. 8,171,408 issued to Christopher J. Dawson, Arlington, Va.; Rick A. Walk With the Lord of Lords, 235 Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va.; Seventh Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown c/o Greg O. Davidson. Filed Dec. 5. Heights; and James W. Seaman, Falls Church, Va. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Worth Your Weight Nutrition Armonk. Experts, 1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains, c/o Denise Groothuis. Integrated circuit structure inFiled Dec. 5. corporating an inductor, an associated design method and an associated design system. Patent Patents no. 8,171,435 issued to ZhongXiang He, Essex Junction, Vt.; RobThe following patents were issued by ert M. Rassel, Colchester, Vt.; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Of- Steven H. Voldman, South Burlingfice in Washington, D.C. ton, Vt. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Apparatus, system, and method for object clone event notifica- Inter-program authentication tion. Patent no. 8,171,499 issued to using dynamically generated Corville O. Allen, Morrisville, N.C.; public/private key pairs. Patent and Suraksha Vidyarthi, Newark, no. 8,171,558 issued to Patrick S. Calif. Assigned to International Botz, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to Business Machines Corp., Armonk. International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Automated convergence of ternary simulation by saturation of Method and apparatus for deterdeep gates. Patent no. 8,171,437 is- mining a service cluster topology sued to Jason R. Baumgartner, Aus- based on static analysis. Patent tin, Texas; Michael L. Case, Pfluger- no. 8,171,473 issued to Matthew ville, Texas; Geert Janssen, Putnam Lavin, Raleigh, N.C. Assigned to Valley; and Hari Mony, Austin, International Business Machines Texas. Assigned to International Corp., Armonk. Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Wake-and-go mechanism with prioritization of threads. Patent no. 8,171,476 issued to Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas; Satya P. Sharma, Austin, Texas; and Randal C. Swanberg, Round Rock, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

HUDSON VALLEY Building Loans Above $1 million

Below $1 million 185 Grange Road L.L.C., Otisville. Seller: Poorman Enterprises L.L.C., Middletown. Property: in Mount Hope. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 25. 83 Franklin Street Inc., Poughkeepsie. Seller: John McKeon, et al, Chestnut Ridge. Property: in Kingston. Amount: $113,000. Filed April 23.

Antrim Associates L.L.C., Salisbury Mills. Seller: Arthur A. Casey, Sunrise Gardens L.P., Warwick, Port Jervis. Property: in New as owner. Lender: The Community Windsor. Amount: $120,000. Filed Preservation Corp., New York City. April 30. Property: 5 Fortune Road West, Wallkill. Amount: $7.9 million. Brenner Hollow Properties Filed April 27. L.L.C., Pleasant Valley. Seller: Zee Caplan, Kingston. Property: in Below $1 million Kingston. Amount: $215,000. Filed April 26. 185 Grange Road L.L.C., Otisville, as owner. Lender: Orange County Deutsche Bank National Trust Trust Co., Middletown. Prop- Co. Seller: Eugene Frazier. Propererty: in Mount Hope. Amount: ty: 407 Grand St., Newburgh 12550. $150,000. Filed April 25. Amount: $376,475. Filed April 30. Elder, Scott, New York City, as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 16 Palomino Path, Marbletown 12484. Amount: $382,000. Filed April 24.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: Peter H. Neuman, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 125 William St., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $165,497. Filed April 25.

Ingrassia, Joel J., Palenville, as owner. Lender: Rondout Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 204 N. Saugerties Road, Saugerties. Amount: $122,000. Filed April 24.

EJP Properties L.L.C., Nanuet. Seller: Eugene A. Sheridan, et al, Dennis, Mass. Property: 46 Church St., Highland Falls 10928. Amount: $165,000. Filed April 25.

J.C. Builder’s Inc., Florida, as owner. Lender: Libertyville Capital Group II L.L.C., Middletown. Structure for a live lock resolu- Property: 63 Hickory Lane, Confirmation system and meth- tion circuit. Patent no. 8,171,448 Minisink. Amount: $160,000. Filed od for instant messaging. Patent issued to Charles R. Johns, Austin, April 26. no. 8,171,416 issued to Ryan L. Texas; David J. Krolak, Rochester, Urquhart, Durham, N.C.; David J. Minn.; Peichun P. Liu, Austin, TexSchell, Raleigh, N.C.; and Vonetta as; and Alvan W. Ng, Austin, Texas. Mason’s Ridge L.L.C., Ardsley, as M. Urquhart, Durham, N.C. As- Assigned to International Business owner. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Property: Mason’s Ridge signed to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Apartments, 80 Windsor Highway, Machines Corp., Armonk. New Windsor. Amount: $511,384. Verification of a program parti- Filed April 25. Detecting a phishing entity in tioned according to the control a virtual universe. Patent no. flow information of the pro8,171,559 issued to Rick A. Ham- gram. Patent no. 8,171,438 issued Deeds ilton II; Charlottesville, Va.; Brian to David Ward, Broomfield, Colo. M. O’Connell, Cary, N.C.; Clifford Assigned to International Business Above $1 million A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights; and Machines Corp., Armonk. Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Turtle Rock Apts L.L.C., Highland. Machines Corp., Armonk. Seller: Richard Davis, Highland. Property: in New Paltz. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed April 26.

HQ Hotel Contractors L.L.C., Millbrook. Seller: CIT Small Business Lending Corp., Livingston, N.J. Property: 17-19 Milton Ave., Lloyd. Amount: $96,500. Filed April 25.

Autonomic test case feedback using hardware assistance for data coverage. Patent no. 8,171,457 issued to Robert T. Dimpsey, Austin, Texas; Frank E. Levine, Austin, Texas; and Robert J. Urquhart, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Rating virtual-world merchandise by avatar visits. Patent no. 8,171,407 issued to Yunwu Huang, Chappaqua; Jalal Mahmud, Centereach; Roger Pollak, Pleasantville; and John J. Ponzo, Hawthorne. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

IndyMac Venture L.L.C. Seller: Angela Sartori, Newburgh. Property: Mountain Road, aka 9 Lapani Lane, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520. Amount: $395,853. Filed April 30. Joseph Meier L.L.C., LaGrangeville. Seller: Robert T. Poluzzi, et al, Poughkeepsie. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 23. Knoth Brothers Enterprises L.L.C., New Paltz. Seller: Louis Spero, et al, Highland. Property: in Lloyd. Amount: $357,000. Filed April 23.

M and C of Dutchess Inc., Wappingers Falls. Seller: James D. Meier, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $291,500. Filed April 25.

Zucker Inc., Teaneck, N.J. Seller: Sheindel Schwartz, Brooklyn. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $70,000. Filed April 30.

Main Brothers Oil Company Inc., West Albany. Seller: ColJudgments well Property Corp., Newburgh. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: 25 Black Creek Ltd., Highland. $700,000. Filed April 25. $1,341 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Pretty Things at Orchard Street Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. L.L.C., Middletown. Seller: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of 7P’s Communications Plus, WarNew York, New York City. Property: wick. $3,605 in favor of the New 7 Orchard St., Middletown 10940. York State Department of Labor Amount: $110,000. Filed April 30. Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. ProSave Development Inc., Montebello. Seller: Paul Brite, New- Ace World Wide of New York burgh. Property: 7 Kasch Court, Inc., Rock Tavern. $2,787 in favor Monroe. Amount: $575,000. Filed of the New York State Department April 25. of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Rail Trail Commons Corp., Highland. Seller: Nicholas P. Vizzini, Alameen Farms, Ellenville. $100 Hopewell Junction. Property: in in favor of the New York State DeHighland. Amount: $105,000. Filed partment of Taxation and Finance, April 24. Albany. Filed April 26. Sar I Inc., Wayne, N.J. Seller: Joseph Ruggiero, White Plains. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $630,000. Filed April 25.

All Around Cab Inc., Wallkill. $1,377 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

Small World Properties L.L.C., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Property: 1 Morgan Ave., Poughkeepsie 12601. Amount: $50,000. Filed April 20.

All In One Trading Corp., d.b.a. Anco Plumbing, Monroe. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28.

Sunrise Gardens Housing Development Fund Company Inc., Warwick. Seller: Occupations Inc., Middletown. Property: in Wallkill. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 27. Toll Road Manor L.L.C., Gardiner. Seller: 36-38 Chamber L.L.C., Newburgh. Property: 16 Plank Road, Newburgh. Amount: $100,000. Filed April 25. Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Seller: Marcia A. Jacobowitz. Property: 158 Orange Ave., Walden 12586. Amount: $179,433. Filed April 26.

Araina Day Productions Inc., New Windsor. $4,551 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Bee and Gee Pet Supplies Inc., Newburgh. $625 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Best Mechanical Heating and Plumbing Inc., Monroe. $3,751 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Woodlawn Partners L.L.C., Nov. 25. Monroe. Seller: Peggy Ann Bursey, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Pough- Blueberry Inn on Kiernan Farm keepsie. Amount: $173,000. Filed Inc., Gardiner. $1,388 in favor of April 20. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

Brownies Convenience Café Inc., Monroe. $2,600 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Contract Packaging Services Inc., d.b.a. Superior Pack Group, Harriman. $36,590 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

DMAC Design and Development L.L.C., Monroe. $336 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Bryan Services Corp., Saugerties. $3,819 in favor of the New York Courtesy Maintenance ComState Department of Taxation and pany of New York Inc., Cornwall. Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. $256 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor UnemployBusiness Development Services ment Insurance Division, Albany. For Information Technology Filed Nov. 25. Solutions, Central Valley. $7,726 in favor of the New York State De- Cpiny Security Inc., Washingtonpartment of Taxation and Finance, ville. $1,047 in favor of the New Albany. Filed Nov. 29. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation Caribbean Queen Inc., d.b.a. and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Subway, Goshen. $220 in favor of the New York State Department of CVW Custom Carpentry L.L.C., Labor Unemployment Insurance Circleville. $1,047 in favor of the Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. New York State Department of Labor and the Department of C-H One Stop Inc., Campbell Hall. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed $434 in favor of the New York State Nov. 28. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Cyrus Jewelers International Filed Nov. 25. Inc., Monroe. $1,403 in favor of the New York State Department of Chawla Group Motels Inc., d.b.a. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Middletown Motel, Middletown. Nov. 29. $5,406 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Un- D and M Funding and Mortgage employment Insurance Division, Consultants L.L.C., Campbell Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Hall. $4,985 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation Cherso Realty Inc., Greenwood and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29. Lake. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Dalia’s Restaurant Inc., Chester. and the Department of Taxation $10,540 in favor of the New York and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29. Circle Enterprise of New York Inc., Rock Tavern. $655 in favor of Dawn To Dusk Home Health the New York State Department of Care Inc., Port Jervis. $596 in favor Labor Unemployment Insurance of the New York State Department Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Clear Moon Inc., Warwick. $2,113 in favor of the New York State De- DCL Facility Maintenance Inc., partment of Labor and the Depart- Newburgh. $7,294 in favor of the ment of Taxation and Finance, Al- New York State Department of Labany. Filed Nov. 28. bor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Committed To Quality Inc., MG Towing, Highland Falls. $203 in DCO Realty Company Inc., d.b.a. favor of the New York State De- Crossley Association, Newburgh. partment of Labor Unemployment $6,473 in favor of the New York Insurance Division, Albany. Filed State Department of Labor UnNov. 25. employment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Continuum Entities Inc., New Windsor. $3,643 in favor of the Diane Merante and Associates, New York State Department of La- Middletown. $231 in favor of the bor Unemployment Insurance Di- New York State Department of Lavision, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. bor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Early Link LMSW MSCCC SLP PLLC, Newburgh. $321 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Eastern States Transportation Inc., Florida. $465 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

G. Roberts Construction Inc., Salisbury Mills. $1,065 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Glassmore Inc., d.b.a. Gallagher’s Tavern, Saugerties. $1,769 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed April 23. Granite Evolution Corp., Monroe. $3,414 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

EJGC Inc., Wallkill. $1,439 in favor of the New York State Department Greater Hudson Valley Consultof Taxation and Finance, Albany. ing L.L.C., Chester. $3,488 in favor Filed April 26. of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance El Tumi Inc., Newburgh. $1,198 Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Green Light Renewable Energy Albany. Filed Nov. 29. Corp., Newburgh. $14,961 in favor of the New York State Department Ely Enterprises Inc., Port Jervis. of Labor Unemployment Insurance $316 in favor of the New York State Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Greenwood Lake Auto Inc., Filed Nov. 25. Greenwood Lake. $967 in favor of the New York State Department of Ered Enterprises Inc., d.b.a. Al- Labor Unemployment Insurance pine Inn, Oliverea. $160 in favor of Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Greenworld-Irrigation SpecialApril 26. ists Inc., Monroe. $1,718 in favor of the New York State Department Esopus Musicalia Inc., Saugerties. of Labor Unemployment Insurance $1,370 in favor of the New York Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. H and K Furniture Inc., Middletown. $732 in favor of the New York FCG Drywall Inc., New Windsor. State Department of Labor Unem$1,047 in favor of the New York ployment Insurance Division, AlState Department of Labor and the bany. Filed Nov. 25. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Hudson Valley 5 Star Cleaning Services Inc., West Hurley. $1,362 Final Touch By Fermina Beauty in favor of the New York State DeSalon Inc., Middletown. $4,470 partment of Taxation and Finance, in favor of the New York State De- Albany. Filed April 26. partment of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Hudson Valley Paving Inc., MonNov. 25. roe. $14,738 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Fine Metal Fabrication Ltd., Unemployment Insurance DiviWallkill. $573 in favor of the New sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. IT Innovations Inc., Warwick. $583 in favor of the New York State Future-Wawarsing L.L.C., Ellen- Department of Labor Unemployville. $318 in favor of the New York ment Insurance Division, Albany. State Department of Taxation and Filed Nov. 25. Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

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FACTS&FIGURES J and M Benavides Construction Inc., Newburgh. $356 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Loughran Inc., Salisbury Mills. $3,777 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29.

Milton Marketing, Milton. $200 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

Loyalty Abstract Inc., Middletown. $1,467 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Mommalama Inc., Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28.

LP Air Conditioning and Heating Corp., Newburgh. $461 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Monroe Cleaning Corp., Middletown. $1,192 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

M and B Supplies Inc., Monroe. $617 in favor of the New York State KMJ Fine Foods Inc., d.b.a. Department of Labor UnemployPrima’s Deli, Montgomery. $909 ment Insurance Division, Albany. in favor of the New York State De- Filed Nov. 25. partment of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Maag Construction Corp., Nov. 25. Greenwood Lake. $662 in favor of the New York State Department of Knox Village Associates, New Labor Unemployment Insurance Windsor. $524 in favor of the New Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Divi- Magwood Enterprises Inc., Midsion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. dletown. $4,827 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation L.S. Furniture, Shokan. $302 in and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29. favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Al- Majestic Windows and Exteriors bany. Filed April 26. Inc., Campbell Hall. $1,387 in favor of the New York State Department La Boudoir, New Paltz. $1,238 in of Labor Unemployment Insurance favor of the New York State Depart- Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. Mario’s Pizza, Port Ewen. $9,389 in favor of the New York State DeLa Image Day Spa of the Hudson partment of Taxation and Finance, Valley Inc., New Windsor. $203 Albany. Filed April 26. in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Master Tech Transmission Inc., Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Walden. $371 in favor of the New Nov. 25. York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance DiviLazreb Inc., Saugerties. $1,038 in sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Mid Hudson Paving Corp., Midof Taxation and Finance, Albany. dletown. $1,047 in favor of the New Filed April 25. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation LB Tank Holdings Inc., New and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Windsor. $2,594 in favor of the New York State Department of La- Millennium Machinery Combor Unemployment Insurance Di- pany Inc., New Windsor. $678 in vision, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment LKC Construction Inc., New Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Windsor. $1,065 in favor of the New Nov. 25. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28.

Moriah Service, Kingston. $1,709 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

John Tremper Landscaping, Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Joshua Trucking Inc., New Windsor. $28,551 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28.

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Mr. Gutter, Pine Bush. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. My Valet Fine Dry Clean, Cornwall-on-Hudson. $896 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. New Millennium Rentals Inc., New Hampton. $1,792 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. New Windsor Fitness Center Corp., d.b.a. Union Avenue Y, New Windsor. $23,695 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Newburgh Medical PC, Newburgh. $674 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Orange County Marketplace Ltd., Chester. $2,511 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Paper Parties Inc., West Hurley. $1,370 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

Parker Excavating Inc., Monroe. $233 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

S and W Convenience Corp., Middletown. $603 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Stienstra Electric Inc., Goshen. $2,819 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

Supply Sider Trucking L.L.C., Port Jervis. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Scandinavian Grace Inc., Shokan. Nov. 28. Pinnacle Telecom Services $432 in favor of the New York State L.L.C., Newburgh. $362 in favor of Department of Labor Unemploy- Taxi Rapido Inc., Newburgh. the New York State Department of ment Insurance Division, Albany. $1,046 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Labor Unemployment Insurance Filed April 23. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Scheckel Properties L.L.C., HighPisciotta Lawn Maintenance, land. $318 in favor of the New York TCB Restaurant Management Highland. $1,058 in favor of the State Department of Taxation and Inc., Florida. $167 in favor of the New York State Department of New York State Department of Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Schnit and Kerr Construction Nov. 25. April 25. Inc., Harriman. $1,403 in favor of the New York State Department of Temple Hill Associates Corp., Powerup Electrical Service Inc., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed New Windsor. $1,780 in favor of the New York State Department of Monroe. $912 in favor of the New Nov. 29. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Divi- Sharon and Lesley Pizza Inc., Nov. 25. sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Newburgh. $1,574 in favor of the New York State Department of The Rink Side Sports Café Inc., Preet Pizza Inc., New Windsor. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Newburgh. $221 in favor of the New York State Department of La$738 in favor of the New York State Nov. 25. bor Unemployment Insurance DiDepartment of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Silver Circle Distributing Inc., vision, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Filed Nov. 25. Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department The Support Center Inc., Port JerProscape Hardscapes L.L.C., of Labor and the Department of vis. $218 in favor of the New York Montgomery. $249 in favor of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. the New York State Department Nov. 28. of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed SJK Construction Corp., Corn- Thomas Barone’s Auto Center Nov. 28. wall. $3,138 in favor of the New Inc., Middletown. $1,518 in favor York State Department of Labor of the New York State Department Quality Janitorial II Services Unemployment Insurance Divi- of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Inc., New Windsor. $731 in favor sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Snowcat Country Inc., Westtown. Tony’s Taxi MD Transportation Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. $2,924 in favor of the New York Inc., Newburgh. $761 in favor of State Department of Labor Un- the New York State Department of R and R Well Done Insulation employment Insurance Division, Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Corp., Monroe. $279 in favor of Albany. Filed Nov. 25. the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Stalker Fabrication, New Paltz. Top Notch Bar-N-Grill L.L.C., Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. $297 in favor of the New York State Walden. $208 in favor of the New Department of Taxation and Fi- York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance DiviRetro Foam of NY Inc., Monroe. nance, Albany. Filed April 26. sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. $270 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemploy- Steelfab Inc., Newburgh. $413 in ment Insurance Division, Albany. favor of the New York State De- Tree of Life Alternative Energy Filed Nov. 25. partment of Labor Unemployment Systems Inc., Stone Ridge. $1,377 Insurance Division, Albany. Filed in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Robleza Ltd., Kingston. $1,385 in Nov. 25. Albany. Filed April 26. favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. Petrakis Trucking and Excavating Inc., Florida. $924 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25.

San Vincenti US Inc., Woodstock. $1,370 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26.

Tree of Life Wind and Solar Systems Inc., Stone Ridge. $1,377 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 26. Tri-State Equipment Corp., Rock Tavern. $5,301 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Troy Service Station Inc., Middletown. $1,792 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Twin Wings L.L.C., Westtown. $5,530 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29. Ulster Construction Company Inc., Kingston. $1,058 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 25.

Walden Animal Deli Inc., Walden. $1,497 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 29.

Broussard, Esther, aka Ester Broussard, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $156,000 affecting property located Warwick Corners L.L.C., War- at 8 Blueberry Hill, Greenwood wick. $1,047 in favor of the New Lake 10925. Filed April 25. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation Cavazzini, Karen A., et al. Filed and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Water Solutions of New Paltz secure $158,925 affecting property Inc., Bloomington. $1,306 in favor located in Montgomery. Filed April of the New York State Department 25. of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed April 23. Clarke, Dennis, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: What Media Group Inc., New- seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to burgh. $1,495 in favor of the New secure $395,402 affecting property York State Department of Labor located at 8 Kneilworth Lane, WarUnemployment Insurance Divi- wick 10990. Filed April 20. sion, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Courtney, Marshall A., et al. Filed William Farrell Stoneworks Inc., by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: Modena. $21,122 in favor of the seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to New York State Department of La- secure $70,000 affecting property bor Unemployment Insurance Di- located at 434 Mountain View Ave., Hurley 12443. Filed April 24. vision, Albany. Filed April 23.

United Hudson Management Inc., Monroe. $1,047 in favor of Lis Pendens the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed The following filings indicated a Nov. 28. legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title Uptown Ellagance Inc., Kingston. to the property listed. $318 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Fi- Anderson, Susan Yvonne, et al. nance, Albany. Filed April 26. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a US Starcom Inc., d.b.a. Bell La- mortgage to secure an unspecified tino, Goshen. $3,614 in favor of amount affecting property located the New York State Department of at 70 Alexander Road, Monroe Labor Unemployment Insurance 10950. Filed April 23. Division, Albany. Filed Nov. 25. Antonelli, Ariana J., et al. Filed Vails Gate What’s Hot Inc., Vails by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Gate. $1,047 in favor of the New seeks to foreclose on a mortgage York State Department of Labor to secure $229,550 affecting propand the Department of Taxation erty located at 32 Hillside Ave., New and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 28. Windsor 12553. Filed April 25. Volvie’s Air Inc., Monroe. $1,634 Arias, Jorge, aka George Arias, et in favor of the New York State De- al. Filed by Bayview Loan Servicpartment of Labor Unemployment ing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose Insurance Division, Albany. Filed on a mortgage to secure $637,500 affecting property located at 106 Nov. 25. Plattekill Ardonia Road, Plattekill 12568. Filed April 25. Vortek Corp., Newburgh. $720 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Armida, Gary J. Jr., et al. Filed by Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Nov. 25. $290,000 affecting property located at 725 Wallkill Ave., Pine Bush. Filed April 18.

Cox, Karen, et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 8 Blue Jay Drive, Newburgh 12550. Filed April 24. Creeden, John M., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $50,000 affecting property located at 361 Scotchtown Road, Goshen 10924. Filed April 20.

Dollinger, Douglas R., et al. Filed by MetLife Home Loans. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $441,849 affecting property located at 260 Main St., Goshen 10924. Filed April 23.

Hall, Peter, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $337,500 affecting property located at 135 W. Main St., Middletown 10940. Filed April 24.

Dragan, Elaine, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $274,725 affecting property located at 22 Post Ave., Slate Hill. Filed April 19.

Hendricks, Kristie L., aka Kristie L. Malone, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $167,364 affecting property located at 6 Leghorn Road, Kerhonkson Esposito, Mary, et al. Filed by 12446. Filed April 27. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Ibanez, Bayani P., et al. Filed by secure $125,000 affecting property Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: located at 7 S. Shore Drive, Middle- seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to town 10940. Filed April 24. secure $180,000 affecting property located at 118 Sprague Ave., MidGalicia, Francisco, aka Fran- dletown 10940. Filed April 23. cisco Galicia-Luis, aka Francisco Luis Galicia, et al. Filed by PHH Johansen, Erik, et al. Filed by Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreforeclose on a mortgage to secure close on a mortgage to secure $198,000 affecting property located $169,915 affecting property locatat 30 Lake Ave., Middletown 10940. ed at 340 Lower Road, Westtown Filed April 19. 10998. Filed April 25.

Giles, Kyle, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $230,743 affecting property located at 34 Sky Moore Lane, West Hurley 12491. Filed April 23.

Gillian, Valerie A., as heir at law, next of kin, distributee and administratrix of the estate of Albert T. Hicks Jr., et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Crescimanno, Gaspare Jr., et al. $480,000 affecting property located Filed by Wallkill Valley Federal Sav- at 36 Orchard St., Warwick 10990. ings and Loan Association. Action: Filed April 20. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $310,000 affecting property Giraud, William M., et al. Filed located in Chester. Filed April 20. by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Culver, Jack, et al. Filed by HSBC to secure an unknown amount afBank USA N.A. Action: seeks to fecting property located at 35 Edgeforeclose on a mortgage to secure wood Drive, Harriman 10926. Filed $333,000 affecting property locat- April 19. ed at 6 Damien Court, Blooming Grove 10914. Filed April 25. Goldman, Scot, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. AcDavies, John, et al. Filed by JPM- tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: gage to secure $135,800 affecting seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to property located at 58 Higgins Trail, secure $77,400 affecting property Monroe 10950. Filed April 19. located at 37 Scofield St., Walden 12586. Filed April 20. Greak, Daniel A., et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $245,000 affecting property located at 1 Starlight Path, Newburgh 12550. Filed April 20.

Johnson, Terrence 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 44 Watkins Ave., Middletown 10940. Filed April 25. Kudren, Cynthia L., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $287,990 affecting property located at 2299 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock 12498. Filed April 27. Lai, Kin Man, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $98,400 affecting property located at 192 Sunset Drive, Port Ewen 12466. Filed April 26. Lapos, Rachel, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $201,031 affecting property located at 1066 Blue Mountain Road, Saugerties 12477. Filed April 26. Manz, George, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $337,500 affecting property located at 25 Merriewold Lane N., Blooming Grove 10950. Filed April 20.

Mazza, Thomas C. Jr., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $175,000 affecting property located at 5 Christie Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed April 18. Montgomery Riverview Estate L.L.C., et al. Filed by Provident Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $675,000 affecting property located in Montgomery and Blooming Grove. Filed April 25. New York Holy Hill Evangelical Church, et al. Filed by Joseph J. Kim, et al. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 62 Main St., Chester. Filed April 23. Norris, Jason J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $196,377 affecting property located at 27 Albany Ave., Walden 12586. Filed April 23. Perales, Joseph, et al. Filed by the State of New York Mortgage Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $155,200 affecting property located at 5 Black Stallion Court, Middletown 10940. Filed April 25. Perl, Wolf, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 33 D Tanager Road, Blooming Grove 10950. Filed April 20. Polanco, Alejandrina Martinez, 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 140 Prospect St., Newburgh 12550. Filed April 20. Quillen, Glen R., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $120,000 affecting property located at 5 Maryland Court, Newburgh 12550. Filed April 23. Rogers, Gary L., et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $245,000 affecting property located at 3 Seybolt Ave., Otisville. Filed April 23.

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FACTS&FIGURES Rubin, Sarah, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 320 Route 105, Highland Mills 10930. Filed April 25. Salas, Michael, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $73,600 affecting property located at 71 Poplar St., Newburgh 12550. Filed April 20.

Toledo, Alejandro, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $347,498 affecting property located at 3 Decker Drive, Washingtonville 10992. Filed April 18.

Gross, Beth, as owner. $780 as claimed by Race Septic Inc., Millbrook. Property: 6 Old Orchard Lane, Millbrook. Filed April 25.

Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., d.b.a. Mad Money Stables, 807 Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill 12589. Filed April 24.

Levine, Ben, as owner. $102,469 as claimed by Suburban NY Development Corp., Wallkill. Property: 209 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills. Filed April 25.

Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., d.b.a. NLG Racing Stables, 807 Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill 12589. Filed April 24.

Torres, Victor, et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $139,650 affecting property located Mahmond, Thiam, et al, as owner. at 11 Nott Place, Newburgh. Filed $284,380 as claimed by Lawrence April 19. Scardaci Building Company Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: in StanSalazar, Richard M., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Van Dyk, Martin, et al. Filed by ford. Filed April 16. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: to secure $178,000 affecting prop- seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Mountain Glory Homes Inc., as erty located at 72 Mill St., Cornwall to secure an unspecified amount owner. $23,215 as claimed by H.G. affecting property located at 1636 Page and Sons Inc., Poughkeepsie. 12518. Filed April 18. Route 300, Newburgh 12550. Filed Property: 264 Augusta Drive, East Fishkill. Filed April 20. Sanchez, Fernando Jr., et al. Filed April 25. by Michael J. Tighe, et al. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Vollano, Tara, et al. Filed by the Mountain Glory Homes Inc., as to secure an unspecified amount State of New York Mortgage Agen- owner. $5,237 as claimed by Jim affecting property located in New- cy. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Waters Corp., Poughkeepsie. Propmortgage to secure $193,903 af- erty: in East Fishkill. Filed April 20. burgh. Filed April 24. fecting property located at 20 FerSchueneman, Martha M., et al. guson Ave., Port Jervis 12771. Filed Murray, Jim, as owner. $39,920 as Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: April 18. claimed by John Smalley Jr. Propseeks to foreclose on a mortgage to erty: 1305 Chestnut Ridge Road, secure $200,000 affecting property Zanolini, Darren P., et al. Filed by Millbrook. Filed April 26. located at 27 Clinton St., Cornwall Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure 12518. Filed April 20. $175,000 affecting property located One Sixty Three Corp., as owner. $51,740 as claimed by Bluefields Seymour, Jessica M., individu- at 62 Gill St., Kingston 12401. Filed Building Corp., Blauvelt. Property: April 24. ally and as administratrix of the 3 Coleman Drive, Hamptonburgh. estate of Janice M. Rowan, et al. Filed April 27. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose Mechanic’s Liens Partition Street Project L.L.C., on a mortgage to secure $136,800 as owner. $2,565 as claimed by affecting property located at 7 Sprague Court, Ellenville 12428. Anmol R/E Inc., as owner. $7,828 Orange County Ironworks L.L.C., as claimed by United Rentals North Montgomery. Property: 25 S. ParFiled April 23. America Inc., Charlotte, N.C. Prop- tition St., Saugerties 12477. Filed erty: 139-147 Wickham Ave., Mid- April 24. Stantial, Fawn, et al. Filed by dletown. Filed April 25. M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreSoderblom, Bjorn, as owner. close on a mortgage to secure $126,100 affecting property located Carter, Roy, et al, as owner. $9,775 $3,880 as claimed by R.C. Harris at 12 Wilson St., Newburgh 12550. as claimed by JM Devries Concrete Plumbing Heating and A.C. Corp. Corp., Pine Bush. Property: 17 Property: 10 Runeberg Road, WapFiled April 24. Hurds Corner Road, Pawling. Filed pingers Falls. Filed April 30. April 24. Stephen, Pradeep E., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Degarmo 44 L.L.C., as owner. New Businesses to secure an unspecified amount $8,883 as claimed by Elite Landaffecting property located at 22 Ar- scaping and Construction L.L.C., This paper is not responsible for tybor Way, Middletown 10940. Filed South Plainfield, N.J. Property: in pographical errors contained in the Poughkeepsie. Filed April 19. April 25. original filings. Stramiello, John T., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $140,000 affecting property located at 51 Susan Lane, Circleville 10919. Filed April 24.

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Cutting Edge Motors Inc., d.b.a. Woodstock Harley Davidson, 949 Route 28, Kingston 12401. Filed April 24.

Partnerships Bearsville Bakers, 340 MacDaniel Road, Shady 12409, c/o Lauren R. Arcomano and Janet L. VillaniGarratt. Filed April 27.

Edward Laiso Custome Inte- Step Up Academy Day Care, 362 riors, 110 Creamery Drive, New Route 32 N., New Paltz 12561, c/o Windsor 12553, c/o Edward Laiso. Lourdes G. Sanchez. Filed April 26. Filed June 7. The Final Cut Tree Service, P.O. Ellipse, 275 Fair St., Suite 17B, Box 574, Saugerties 12477, c/o Troy Kingston 12401, c/o Michelle Elise. C. Bennett. Filed April 25. Filed April 26. The Kimms, 316 Wall St., KingsFoo Chow Restaurant, 5251 9W, ton 12401, c/o Kongsoo Kim. Filed Newburgh 12550, c/o Jun You April 23. Wang. Filed June 7. The Tot Stop, 82 Canal St., Port Gail Cohen Photography, 30 Jervis, c/o Juliene Mary Saletto. Outlook Drive, New Paltz 12561, Filed June 6. c/o Gail S. Cohen. Filed April 27. TNT Construction, 49 Orrs Mills Garden Vistas, 285 Old Route Road, Salisbury Mills, c/o Todd 32, Saugerties 12477, c/o Jonathan Vincent Gatto. Filed June 7. Piper. Filed April 25. Wall Radio, 5063 B. Route Good Grief Comics, 356 Broad- 17M/P.O. Box 17, New Hampton, way, Kingston 12401, c/o Gregory c/o Mark West. Filed June 6. R. Kanan. Filed April 27.

Last Hurrah Stable, 44 Shaft Road, Gardiner 12525, c/o Audrey L. Henry and Daniel Henry. Filed April 27. Grateful Packing, 55 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner 12525, c/o Sean M. Taylor and Son Sealcoating and Karandy. Filed April 23. Asphalt Maintenance, 30 Blvd., Kingston 12401, c/o Christopher Hudson Valley Divorce MediaTaylor and Toni E. Taylor. Filed tion, 44 Main St., Kingston 12401, April 24. c/o Ide P. Katims. Filed April 23.

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J and M Wireless, 42 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor 12553, c/o Jesus At Your Service Flooring, 4 Anna Manuel Velasquez. Filed June 7. Place, Marlboro 12542, c/o Jeffrey Mark Elmendorf. Filed April 26. James H. Daniels III, 1075 Main St., Malden-on-Hudson 12453, c/o Blood, Sweat, and Tears Acad- James H. Daniels III. Filed April 27. emy, 74 McEwen St., Warwick 10990, c/o William D. Cordero. K and M Painting, 104 TimberFiled June 7. wall Road, Saugerties 12477, c/o Kristian A. Krein. Filed April 24. Buff and Alonia Pork, 92 Foxhall Ave., Kingston 12401, c/o Efren W. Karmaic Design, 692 Old Post Williams. Filed April 27. Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Jerusha T. Chapman-Hirsch. Filed April 27. Café Internet, 4 Union St., Montgomery 12549, c/o Krista Wild. Lost Time, 3 Wilderness Drive, Filed June 7. Greenwood Lake 10925, c/o Sean M. Rogers. Filed June 6. Cliff Huckins, 55 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner 12525, c/o Scott P. Clif- LV Nail Spa, P.O. Box 327, Port ford. Filed April 23. Ewen 12466, c/o Vincent Q. Tran.

Filed April 25. Do-It-Right, 91 Prospect Ave., Maybrook 12543, c/o Kyle Mace Odds and Ends, 228B Main St., Van Blarcom. Filed June 6. Drago, Goffredo, et al, as owner. Doing Business As Saugerties 12477, c/o Harry J. Rus$6,260 as claimed by G and C Contad. Filed April 24. crete, Wallkill. Property: 36 Drago Echevarria’s Home Improve87 Neversink Drive Corp., d.b.a. Lane, Middletown 10940. Filed The Grill at River Bend, 87 Nev- ments, 1137 Oakwood Drive, River View Pizzeria, 108 BroadApril 24. ersink Drive, Port Jervis 12771. Kingston 12401, c/o Marisol I. way, Newburgh, c/o Nabil J. Serdah. Echevarria. Filed April 24. Filed June 6. Filed June 6.

Notice of Formation of PALADIN CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/18/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Elizabeth Place, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57695 Notice of Formation of ALL FAITHíS FUNERAL SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/11. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2241 Palmer Ave., #4G, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57696 Notice of Formation of ARTISAN ATMOSPHERE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: P.O. Box 128, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57697 Notice of Formation of HISTO99 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/2/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 300 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, New York 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57698 NALAND LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/01/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 35 Page Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57699 OTTAVIANI DESIGN LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/04/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Lorenzo Ottaviani, 65 Hack Green Road, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57700 NOTICE OF FORMATION of RLRJ, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 3/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 250 Old Mamaroneck Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activities. #57701 V Squared Strategies L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/12/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Vincent A. Vesce, 1399 Longview Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: General. #57702 Drink LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony Roffi, 420 Cording Ln, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-2717. Purpose: General. #57703 Avellino Pizza & Pasta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/26/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Nunzio Di Savino, 229 Albemarle Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: General. #57704 Hudson Valley Genetic Consultants, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Lincoln Pl, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: General. #57705 Lower Hudson Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/7/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Leslie Cohen, 124 S. Central Ave, Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: General. #57706

LEGAL NOTICES

Notice of Qual. of C & A Management, LLC. Fictitious Name: C & A Management of New York, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 11/30/11. Office in Westchester County. Formed in CT: 10/27/09. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 3 Mt. Laurel Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831. Foreign add: 3 Mt. Laurel Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831. Arts. of Org. filed with Denise Merrill, Office Of The Sec. of the State Of Ct, 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: General. #57707

FORBES MUSIC COMPANY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/12/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in TX on 12/29/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 711 Myrtle Avenue , El Paso, TX 79901. Address required to be maintained in TX: 711 Myrtle Ave, El Paso TX 79901. Cert of Formation filed with TX Sec. of State, Corp. Div., P.O. Box 12887, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57716

Things Are Cookiní, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 03/09/2012. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 17 Seth Canyon Drive, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57708

Notice of Formation of Blueprint Accelerator Network, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/6/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o Westchester County Association, 1133 Westchester Ave., Ste. S-217, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57717

Notice of Formation of 419-433 MAMARONECK AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/12. 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 Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57709

Name of LLC: Blumberg B+V Advisors, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/5/12. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. #57718

Notice of substance of the Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of Stateís Office (SSNY) on 03/20/2012 for DOYLE BUILDING & CO., LLC. Principal office: Westchester County. Business: To engage in any lawful act or activity. SSNY is designated as the agent of the company upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process is c/o Constance K. Doyle, 261 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. #57710

Notice of Formation of Energy Design Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/23/12. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: Marlboro House, Westminster Pl., York Business Park, York YO26 6R W, UK. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57719

Name: Wingspan Psychiatric, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Dept. of State of NY on 1/20/12. Off. Loc. in NY: Westchester Cty. Princ. bus. loc.: 466 Main St., 2nd Fl., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Francis Hayden, M.D., 851 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. #57711

Notice of Formation of FinRul3rs, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5 Elizabeth Court, Katonah, NY 10536. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Steven Ebert, Esq., Ebert & Associates, LLC, 110 E. 30th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10016, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57720

Notice of Formation of GRACE GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 402 Quaker Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57712 Notice of Formation of Scarsdale Property Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57713 Notice of Formation of PARK SLOPE FS3, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/11. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 138L Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57714 BHB ENERGY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/02/2009. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 09/29/2008. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Law Office of Alan Barson, 405 Tarrytown Road Ste 1556, White Plains, NY 10607. Address required to be maintained in DE: 615 South Dupont Hwy Dover DE 19901. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57715

NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: BLITMAN SARATOGA LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, March 19, 2012. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Office: in Westchester County. Secretary of State is agent for process against LLC and shall mail copy to 118 North Bedford Road, Suite 102, Mount Kisco, New York 10549. #57721 BLT #47 LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/23/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael Longo, 1955 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57722 BUCKROE CAPITAL LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/08/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 01/03/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, 17 Harrows Lane , Purchase, NY 10577. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St, Ste 600 Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57723 Notice of Qualification of THINKPATH ENGINEERING SERVICES, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/11. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/08. 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. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57724

APP FOR AUTH for SMUSH BRAND APPAREL, LLC App for Auth filed with SSNY 01/05/2012 LLC. Registered in Delaware on 12/21/2011 Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 27 Sixth Street, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity #57726 DNA Home Theatre LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Daniel E. Norwood, 7 Woodsfords Bend, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. #57727 Notice of Qual. of Barterbing Barterboom LLC. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 9/20/11. Office in Westchester County. Formed in DE: 6/23/11. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: The Company Corporation, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Foreign add: The Company Corporation, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St Ste 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. #57728

Name of LLC: JOEL POTTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Dept. of State of NY on 10/23/08. Off. Loc. in NY: Westchester Cty. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process to: National Registered Agents Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001, registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57729 Notice of Formation of Melinhill Capital, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 Trapping Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57730 Notice of Formation of Wildey Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/19/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 383, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57731 BELIEVE JUICE & BOOKS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Mahopac Ave. PO Box 663, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57732 Notice of Formation of AKK REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Thomas Decea, Esq., c/o Danzig Fishman & Decea, One N. Broadway 12th Fl., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57733 Notice of Formation of HALSEY SOUTH ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 119 Montgomery Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57734 Notice of Formation of 230 E 63RD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 119 Montgomery Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57735 Notice of Formation of SIDEWALKS & CURBS CONSTRUCTION LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 540 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57736

TOP THIS COMMUNICATION, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Harrison St., 3N, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57738 Notice of Formation of Grant Park II, L.P. Cert. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/22/2011. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 340 Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Name/ addr. of general partner available from Sec. of State. Term: until 12/31/2061. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57739 EEBS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Erik R. Blischke, 1 Landmark Square Unit 614, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57740 Heroes Unlimited LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. #57741 Papakorn LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eugene Kornhaber, 10 W. Hyatt Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: General. #57742 R. LUCAS DRIVERS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/02/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in NJ on 03/27/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ronald Steinvurzel, ESQ. Steinvurzel Law Group P.C. 34 South Broadway- Ste 401, White Plains, NY 10601. Address required to be maintained in NJ: 142 Silvermist Court, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Cert of Formation filed with State of NJ, Div of Rev, 225 West State St - 3rd Fl, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57743 Notice of Formation: Lincoln-Pelham Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 3/30/2012. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3 Wyldwood Drive, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57744 Notice of Formation of 65 DS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/20/12. 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 Patricia Rafter, 14 Elm Pl., Ste. 201, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57745 Notice of Formation of DAVID HUDESMAN MD PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/16/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5 Latonia Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. #57746 Notice of Formation of Piscataway Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Avenue, Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57747 Notice of Formation of Totowa Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57748

Notice of Formation of Union Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57749 450 SOUTH BROADWAY REALTY LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/26/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Andrew Eracleous, 30-03 30th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57750 Notice of formation of Shooting Shark Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/30/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57751 Notice of Formation of PETER.H, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/22/2012. Office location: Westchester Cty, NY. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to: c/ o Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose any lawful act. #57752 Notice of formation of CORE BALANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC, 124 Touraine Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: physical therapy. #57753 MGC Entertainment, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 1/24/2012. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him to: 70 Virginia Road Suite 21F, White Plains, NY 100603. (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57754 TRACEY LYN CARRIERA OTR/L LLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/30/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 67 Fox Run Road, South Salem, NY 10590. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed. #57755 Notice of Qualification of American Insurance Administrators LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/4/2012. NYS fictitious name: Alumni Insurance Agency LLC. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in OH on 1/3/1989. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office address: 555 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: Insurance Brokers. #57756 40 DEER TREE LANE LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/19/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 83 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57757 Notice of Qualification of GTJ VENTURES, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/27/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 662 Valley Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57758

Notice of Formation of 47-51 Park Hill Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 47-51 Park Hill Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10949. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57759 Notice of Formation of SARA A. KELSEY LAW, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 36 Maple St., Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: practice the profession of law. #57760 Notice of Formation of TMV DISTRIBUTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/29/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 535 South 4th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57761 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MONALI G L.L.C., A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). ARTICLE OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 03/29/2012. NY FILE LOCATION: WESTCHESTER COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER TO 1718 EMMA LANE, MOHEGAN LAKE, NY 10547. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT OR ACTIVITY. #57762 Notice of formation of Courtyard Integrative Services, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/26/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 334 Underhill Ave 3C, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57763 TRANSEUROPA GROUP, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/17/2004. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Marzano & Sediva, 65 Broadway, 7th Fl, Ste 705, New York, NY, 10006. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57764 Notice of Formation of AMA CONSULTING GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/11/12. 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, 34 Pinehurst Dr., Purchase, NY 10577.Purpose: all lawful activities. #57765 PERFECTION LASER LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/29/2011. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Sofia Dmitriyeva, 620 Reiss Place Suite 3g, Bronx, NY 10467. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57766 Notice of Formation of Cortlandt Medical Providers, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State of 4/3/2012. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to:1985 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: practice medicine. #57767 Notice of Formation of JORDANA WARMFLASH, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/4/11. 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 Sexter & Warmflash, P.C., 115 Broadway, Ste. 1501, New York, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57768 Notice of Formation of Yorkville Maintenance LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/8/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 108-24 71st Ave., Apt. 1C, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57769

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: The Cappelli Family Investors, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary Of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/09/12. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to: The LLC, 72 Pondfield Road West, #3C, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #57770 The Donovan Agency, LLC, filed with NY Secy. of State on 02/23/12. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 81 Murray Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57771 Notice is hereby given that an Application for a Restaurant Wine Liquor License, Serial #1262351 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 535 Warburton Ave., Hastings-On-Hudson, New York 10706, Westchester County /s/ AVELLAíS PIZZERIA INC. d/b/a Pizza Grill #57772 MILIEU HOME GOODS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/16/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13 Walworth Terrace, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57774 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: SBBC LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/27/2012. 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: SBBC LLC, c/o Yeow Yong Lee, 250 Gorge Road, Apt. 6E, Cliffside Park NJ 07010. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #57775

Bruder Business Concepts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony P. Canale, 60 Birchwood Ln, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: General. #57778 Kes Foods LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Katy E. Steere, 44 Dogwood Ln, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: General. #57779 Livingston Development Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box #331, Central Station, Yonkers, NY 10710-0331. Purpose: General. #57780 Name of LLC: Sold 4 Cash LLC. Articles of Organization filed NY Secretary of State on 03/16/12. Office location: Westchester County. Secretary of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 703 Pelham Rd, PHB, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #57782 Notice is hereby given that an Application for a Restaurant Wine Liquor License, Serial #1262345 and an On-Premises Liquor License Serial #1262342 has been applied for by the undersigned in two Restaurants under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law one at 1000 West Hill Drive., and the 2nd at 1000 West Hill Drive, both in Somers, New York 10589, Westchester County; /s/ SOMERS POINTE CULINARY LLC d/b/a The Pinnacle #57783 Notice is hereby given that an Application for an upgrade from a Restaurant Wine Liquor License to an On-Premises Liquor License Serial #1262562 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 202 204 East Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, New York 10530, Westchester County; /s/ FRANKIE & FANUCCIíS HARTSDALE LLC #57784

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Limited Liability Company, Name: Mindful Applications, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secy. of State (SSNY) on 3/19/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 220 Long Hill Rd. East, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: Any lawful business activity. #57785 AHS Management Services & Tax, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/20/12. Offc. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 58 Lambert Ridge; Cross River, NY 10518. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57786 EB STUDIOS, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/05/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Steve Erenberg , 23 Furnace Brook Dr, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57787 AFFIRM RESIDENTIAL LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/09/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 272 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57788 SAGACIOUS ADVISOR GROUP, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/06/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 11/10/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 Thornbury Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Address required to be maintained in DE: 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE 19958. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57789 NEW RYAN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/18/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 04/13/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Hillandale Dr. , New Rochelle, NY 10804. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Alder Road P.O. Box 841 Dover DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal T: 7 in St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57790

HOUSE OF SPORTS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 02/27/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 10/19/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, 631 Saw Mill River Road 2nd Flr. , Ardsley, NY 10502. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St., Ste 600 One Commerce Ctr Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57791

Julie Rath LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 04/20/2012. Office located in New York County. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 150 East 85th Street, Suite 2g, New York, NY 10028North Salem, NY 10560 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57797

ELM STREET SPORTS GROUP LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/23/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 02/14/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 631 Saw Mill River Road 2nd Flr., Ardsley, NY 10502. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St., Ste 600 One Commerce Ctr Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57792

Notice of formation of MacDonald Architecture Studio, PLLC filed with the Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC, 1001 Kensington Way, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Architecture. #57798

The Catholic Pulse LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Domenick J. Canale, 80 Edison Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: General. #57793 Ancol Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/15/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 31 Bayley Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Registered Agent: Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Ln., 5th Fl, NY, NY, 10038 . Purpose: General. #57794 LT Interiors LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 4/17/2012. Office located in Westchester County. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 11 Miles Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57795 Rosehill IRA Fund LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 3/29/2012. Office located in Westchester County. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: PO Box 503, Rye, NY 10580 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57796

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Notice of Formation of macan deve, llc. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 763 Blackberry Lane, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57799 Notice of Formation of Ross Schneiderman LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/15/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 Hunter Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 96 Hunter Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57800 Notice of Formation of Stacy Gallo Casting, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/11/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Grand St., Ste. 504, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57801 Notice of Formation of Yasco Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/10/09. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Heathcore Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57802

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Notice of Formation of Peretz Resnick Planning & Consulting, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/26/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 303 S. Broadway, Ste. 105, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57803

THINK ON HUDSON LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/24/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Garry Channing, 68 Quaker Bridge Rd, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57814

Notice of Formation of AP Beach, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/20/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Madison Ave., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57804

ROBYN LEA CREATIVE LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/25/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Robyn Lea, 11 Campden Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57815

Notice of Formation of GMB Realty Co., LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/14/02. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 Westchester Sq., Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57805

Notice of Formation of LNS QUALITY MAINTENANCE, LLC. Articles of Organization were signed on April 25th, 2012 and filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on April 27, 2012. Office location: Westchester County. Secretary of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State shall mail process to the principal business address of the LLC: 188 Route 100, Katonah, New York, 10536. Purpose: landscape maintenance and related work, plus snow removal. The latest date on which the Limited Liability Company is to dissolve is 12/31/2042. #57816

Notice of Formation of Dunleavy Marketing Consultants LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/19/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 26 Highland Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #57806 Notice of formation of FULL SERVICE SOCIAL WORK, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/11. Office Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 151 East Prospect Ave, Suite 5F, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: Social work, therapy, assessments, and evaluations. #57807 VARLESE LEGAL & CONSULTING PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/06/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Doris R. Varlese, 262 Dorchester Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. #57808 PLUS ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/04/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nirjhar Jain, 800 Westchester Ave Ste 641N, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57809 KUMAON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/29/2012. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in DE on 05/18/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nirjhar Jain, 5 Forest Ct., Larchmont, NY 10538. Address required to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400 Wilmington DE 19808. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57810

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Bronxville Laundry LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael Pizzuto, 29 Wilson Ave, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: General. #57776

PJ Wax Center 1 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peter Borboroglu, 56 Heritage Ct, Towaco, NJ 07082. Purpose: General. #57777

DIVISIBLE LIGHT L.L.C., a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/02/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 178 Hickory Kingdom Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Reg Agent: Stephen Gordon, 178 Hickory Kingdom Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57811 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 128 Fair Street, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 4/26/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 16 Ogden Place West, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: any lawful activities. #57812 Notice of Formation of CHESSA, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/24/12. 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, 181 Pearsall Drive 2H, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57813

Notice of Formation of YONKERS 800, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/12/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Cityview Drive, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57817 Notice of Formation of 708 Saw Mill Road LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 20 W. 20th St., Ste. 703, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57818 Notice of Formation of Meg Deshpande Holdings II, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane LLC, 708 Third Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57819 Notice of Formation of 57 Reade 19B LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/13/12. 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 Street, Suite 560, White Plains, NY 10606, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57820 Notice of Formation of CHELSEA STRATUS 18B, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/7/12. 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 Street, Suite 560, White Plains, NY 10606, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57821 Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: ADDCREATIVES LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/07/201. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY as been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O ADDCREATIVES LLC, P.O. Box 83, Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. #57822

ABOVE THE

BAR A WA R D S

THE WINNERS

DAVID VENDITTI, Most Socially Conscious Attorney, with Anne Jordan Duffy.

MARY ELLEN MANLEY, Bob Corrado of Westchester Bank and Leading Trusts and Estates Attorney. TEJASH SANCHALA, Leading Labor and Employment Attorney.

Karen Healy, accepting on behalf of her husband, JAMES HEALY, Most Promising Pace Law Student.

SAMUEL FREDMAN, recipient of the “Pace Setter” award.

More than 150 people attended the seventh annual Above the Bar Awards held April 26 at the Judicial Institute of Pace Law School in White Plains. The event was sponsored by Citrin Cooperman, Pace Law School, Westchester Bank, Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester County Business Journal and Westchester Women’s Bar Association. The emcee for the event was Gary Karlitz of Citrin Cooperman. Identifications are from left unless otherwise indicated. Photos by Bob Rozycki

Steve Gaines and Larry Ecker

Jess Collen

Deborah Scalise and Sondra Miller

Rose Venditti, Kathleen Antonelli and Debra Cummings

Steve Goldberg and Matthew Collibee

County Executive Rob Astorino

Larry McElroen and Susie Cheng

Jay Carlisle and Terry Jane

Kevin O’Dell and Gil Rabin

Jeffrey Miller

Rose Ann Stapleton, Mary Rose Gerring, Ted Novick and Caitlin Scheir

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ArtsWestchester’s AnnuAl

Ar t s BAsh & Open studiOs

Friday, May 18 @ 6-9pM presented by:

FOOD

FABUlOUS Art

FUN

s, der Lad rtin Ma r me Kre

Food, fun and fabulous art are what it’s all about during the annual ArtsBash party. Kick off the summer season with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prepared by top chefs from the county’s finest restaurants, while meeting the

artists from our spring exhibition,

Sculpture: On and Off the Wall. As if that weren’t

enough, our resident artists throw open their

doors so visitors can tour the building and get a glimpse into the creative process. It all happens at our historic landmark building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Plus...

Get your tickets today and support the arts! price: $75 www.artsw.org/artsbash or 914.428.4220

oFFicial WinE & spirits sponsor

in partnErship With

studio

bEnEFactors

Family Ar t s BAsh

SAtUrDAY May 19, 12-5pm

FrEE Family Fu n! Sweet treats, P rizes & Art Workshop s

patrons • Cross County Shopping Center • Jacob Burns Foundation • Mercedes-Benz of White Plains • John & Amy Peckham • TD Bank sponsors • Jean Marie Connolly • Barbara & Paul Elliot • The French-American School of New York • Karen & Andrew Greenspan • The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester • Hannah & Walter Shmerler • Deborah & Alan Simon • Sullivan Architecture • Transform Gallery • Sherry & Robert Wiener • contributors • ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP • supportErs • Bonnie Bell & Gerard Curran • Krasdale Foods • New York Life Insurance Company • Suzi & Martin Oppenheimer • People’s United Bank • Westchester Marriot Hotel • Fleet Aviation & Freestream Aircraft

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30 of Westchester’s best restaurants do their best “Boardwalk Bites” for the arts and its foodie friends! Our Hosts artsbash co-chairs Jacqueline & Arthur Walker culinary co-chairs Anthony Goncalves, 42 The Restaurant John Crabtree, Crabtree’s Kittle House

Our Menu Oysters on the half shell ~ 42 The Restaurant

Meatballs, Wings, Salad and Assorted Pizza ~ anthony’s coal Fired pizza

Sweet Mache Greens with Goat Cheese, Jicama and Carrot with a Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette ~ crowne plaza White plains

tequila shrimp ceviche with yuca and plantain chips ~ Don Coqui

Mac n’ Cheese and Beef Sliders w/Cheese ~ Elements

tortoloni tartufo:

Cheese tortoloni with a black truffle cream sauce, Salamis and Formagi: Assorted Italian meats and cheeses ~ Pranzi Ristorante

Spiced Hanger

Aji Panca with Plantain Crisp and Chimichurri TeaCured Himachi with Minted Pea Veloute and Pickled Mustard Seed ~ The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

Bread Pudding Prime beef slider burgers, mini

Krispy Kreme ~ Emma’s ale House

Chicken with peanut sauce ~ Full moon asian Thai

crab cakes, and mini berries with sweet cream for dessert ~ Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Yellowtail Jalapeño Sashimi and Haiku’s Signature Passion Roll ~ Haiku

Assorted Sushi Rolls ~ Season’s Japanese Bistro

Pretzel-crusted chicken skewers with double mustard dipping sauce ~ Café of love

Peaky toe Crab

Arroz con gandules, pernil, jibaritos paella, and vegetable sliders ~ Sofrito

House Smoked Sustainable Scottish Salmon with Citrus Creme Fraiche and ong Kong Style Crispy Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour ~ Crabtree’s Kittle House

Cocktail meatballs in a tomato basil sauce, penne alla vodka, spaghetti muffins, tomato and mozzarella platters ~ The iron Tomato

Salmon Corn Cakes with Tarragon Tomato Aioli, Thai Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls, Mini Ring Dings and Malomars ~ Tastefully your Catering

Mezzi rigatoni siciliani and Pollo Valdostano ~ la Bocca Ristorante

Chicken rosemary,

porterhouse

Signature bites, along with our famed “cream less” cream spinach ~ Benjamin Steakhouse

and Lobster Rolls ~ iron Horse Grill

New England Clam Chowda ~ legal sea Foods Myong’s Signature Dishes: Asian Coleslaw, Mini Lentil Pancakes, Clams Casino ~ myong Gourmet

Sole Almondine, Cavatelli Forastera ~ tre angelina

Saffroned Chicken with Lemon Confit ~ Zitoune

Sweet treats Ice cream ~ Ben & Jerry’s at The Westchester Petit cupcakes, petit lemon

meringue tarts, petit french macarons, and a petit confection ~ Chantilly Patisserie

Fudge and Chocolate covered Pretzels/ Potato Chips ~ Chocolations Pour over single serve coffee ~ Coffee labs Roasters

retro desserts snowballs, yodels, twinkies and cupcakes ~ lulu Cake Boutique

Chocolate Fondue ~ The melting Pot

Parking is available at the City Center or the Galleria garages.

Artisan-made Breadsticks ~ Pane D’oro

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: t c A e h t Caught in

Collaborating!

color group in cahoots with cohorts

Chase-Temkin

Puches Design

Press Express Printing Westgroup Photography

Inspiria Media Chase-Temkin

B

y now you’ve probably driven down Route 9A in Hawthorne and seen the sign outside of the Color Group Building. Don’t call the cops – but there are now four additional businesses under the familiar sawtooth roof. We’ve been accused of collaborating with one another. Yes, we’re collaborating and there is nothing criminal about it – in fact it works like a charm. We recently completed a catalogue for a large Westchester packaged food distributor. We designed it, photographed it, produced it, and printed it. All without ever sending anything out of our cells at 168 Saw Mill River Road.

Advertising BrAnding WeB design

The hottest new hamburger franchise in the County “The Westchester Hamburger Company” has a truly distinctive neon sign over their front door that was also created and produced by the collaborators at Color Group. We invite you to take advantage of our wild bunch. We’re not handcuffed together but we are very close and as you can see, we do work very well together. Whatever your project may be, the collaborators at Color Group will get it done for You. We’ll be keeping an eye out for you – don’t leave town without checking in with us.

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168 Saw Mill River Road (Rt 9A) P.O. Box 224 Hawthorne, NY 10532-0224 tel 914.769.8484

fax 914.769.8691

e-mail support@colorgroup.com

web www.colorgroup.com

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